History of WWE – 2010

2010

WWE @ Erie, PA – January 1, 2010
Canceled

WWE @ Youngstown, OH – January 2, 2010
Canceled

WWE @ Altoona, PA – January 2, 2010
Canceled

WWE @ Charleston, WV – Civic Center – January 3, 2010
Canceled

WWE @ Bowling Green, OH – Anderson Arena – January 3, 2010
Canceled

- 1/4/10: Tommy Dreamer and DJ Gabriel were released.

WWE @ Dayton, OH – Nutter Center – January 4, 2010 (6,700; announced as a sell out)
Bryan Danielson pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 5:21 with a running knee to the face
Raw – featured an opening segment in which Justin Roberts introduced Bret Hart as the guest host of the show; moments later, Hart appeared, took the mic, and said “Well I guess Hell froze over” as the fans chanted “We want Bret” and “Welcome back;” Hart thanked the fans for their support over the years and noted he won the King of the Ring tournament in that same arena only to be jumped by Jerry Lawler, with the camera then showing Lawler smiling at ringside; Hart then asked for Shawn Michaels, with Michaels appearing and Hart asking to bury the hatchet and call for a truce; Michaels then said Hart deserved what happened to him in Montreal and that he disrespected Michaels and the business in 1997, while the crowd chanted “You screwed Bret;” Michaels then said there was a big part of him that didn’t regret but there was another part of him; Michaels said he always respected Bret but got the feeling Bret never respect him and there were times he couldn’t look at Hart; Michaels then said he didn’t think of Montreal when he thought of Bret, instead remembering their WrestleMania 12 Ironman match; Hart then said Michaels wasn’t the easiest guy to work with at the time and he had his issues but said it was a good time to put it behind them and said they could be friends; Hart then extended his hand to Michaels, with Michaels shaking it; Michaels then went to leave but came back and hugged Bret; as Michaels left, Hart called out Vince McMahon but McMahon didn’t appear (debut of a modified theme song for Hart); included an ad promoting WWE Hall of Fame 2010 tickets going on sale Jan. 16; featured a backstage segment in which Josh Matthews attempted to interview McMahon, with McMahon saying he just left a meeting and had no idea Hart had called him out; McMahon then said he would call Hart out later in the broadcast; included the announcement WWE Divas Champion Melina suffered an injury the previous week in Manchester, NH and a 8-woman tournament would be held to determine the new champion; featured a backstage segment in which Chris Jericho & the Big Show discussed their title match later in the show against WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels, with Jericho saying he would present Hart with an idea for the match that he couldn’t pass up; included an ad for “The Marine 2;” featured a backstage segment with Hart and Jericho in which Jericho suggested Hart be the guest referee for the tag team title match so he could call for the bell the moment Jericho gets either Michaels or Triple H in the Walls of Jericho, with Hart saying he wasn’t a hypocrite and Jericho would have to win the match on his own; included a backstage segment in which Triple H and Hornswoggle talked about the new line of Mattel WWE action figures, with Triple H saying the only way Hornswoggle would get to play with them was if DX won their match; Michaels then walked by, with Santino Marella then appearing dressed as Jericho wearing a suit; Triple H then showed off the fact he had trained Hornswoggle to attack, with Hornswoggle jumping on Santino; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read more than 2 million women watched Raw the previous week, beating every show on The CW, Lifetime, Hallmark, TLC, Oxygen, and NBC; included a backstage segment with McMahon and Randy Orton in which Orton offered to kick Hart in the skull if McMahon gave him the word but wanted the #30 spot in the Royal Rumble if he did so; McMahon then said he had his own security and to never confront him again; Orton then walked off and was confronted by Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr., with Rhodes & Dibiase then saying they would be ringside for Orton’s match with Kingston and would kick him out of the group if he didn’t win; featured the announcement Mike Tyson would host the following week’s show; included a graphic noting the recent death of “Dr. Death” Steve Williams; featured a video package recapping the events of the 1997 Survivor Series; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read the previous week’s Raw was seen by more people than any show on Fox, ABC, CW, and NBC; featured a closing in-ring segment in which McMahon wished the fans a Happy New Year and said there was no reason to call out Hart because Hart and Michaels had already buried the hatchet; McMahon then thanked Hart for being the guest host and promoted Tyson being on the show the following week until Hart walked out to the ring; McMahon then said he knew the fans wanted to see Hart apply the Sharpshooter and then said he would never forget Hart spitting in his face or punching him backstage after Survivor Series; McMahon then said he hoped Hart would tell him he’s sorry, with Hart saying he came to get closure, he got it from Michaels, and that McMahon wanted it as much as Hart; McMahon then said he remembered WrestleMania 2 and the battle royal where Andre the Giant was the past and Hart was the future; McMahon then said he wanted to personally nominate Stu Hart into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame and then thanked Hart for every moment he gave the WWE audience; McMahon continued to sing Hart’s praises with the two shaking hands and then raising Hart’s arm in the air and playing to the crowd; moments later, McMahon kicked Hart in the groin, dropping him to the mat, and then walked off:
WWE Divas Championship Tournament Quarter-Finals: Maryse defeated Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella) by pinning an interfering Nikki with the French Kiss DDT at 2:18 after Maryse spotted the Bellas switching places in the ring; moments later, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin appeared, said he might call Maryse back if she won the tournament, and that he would own the decade (debut of a new theme song for Mizanin)
MVP defeated Jack Swagger, Mark Henry, and Carlito at around the 6-minute mark by pinning Swagger with the Playmaker after Swagger and Carlito collided on the ring apron; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender to the WWE US Title; WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin provided guest commentary for the match (the match began during the commercial break)
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels (w/ Hornswoggle) defeated Chris Jericho & the Big Show at 12:01 when Triple H pinned Jericho after Michaels hit the superkick behind the referee’s back as Triple H was in the Walls of Jericho; stipulations stated Jericho would be kicked off Raw if he and Show didn’t win the titles; after the match, Triple H took the mic and said Jericho was gone, with Michaels then leading the crowd in saying “Suck it” (The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
WWE World Champion Sheamus pinned Evan Bourne in a non-title impromptu match with the boot to the face and the crucifix powerbomb at 1:45; prior to the match, Sheamus cut an in-ring promo regarding his match the previous week against John Cena, said he was through with Cena, and that he would not defend against Cena at the Royal Rumble; moments later, Bourne came out and said the only reason Sheamus had the belt was because he was given an opportunity, and that he could beat Sheamus if given the opportunity; Sheamus then agreed and said if Bourne could beat him then he would get a title match at the Rumble; mid-way in the match, Sheamus kicked out of Bourne’s Shooting Star Press
Randy Orton pinned Kofi Kingston at 11:00 with the RKO after lifting his hands to block the spin kick to the face; Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. sat ringside for the bout; stipulations stated Orton would be kicked out of Legacy if he lost and that Rhodes & Dibiase would beat him up
WWE Superstars – 1/7/10 – featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read the previous week’s show was seen by more people than every show on CNN, VH1, MTV, and Bravo; included a “Don’t try this at home” PSA; featured a vignette of Kofi Kingston; included the Yoshi Tatsu vs. Caylen Croft and Finlay vs. Mike Knox matches taped 1/5/10 in Louisville, KY:
WWE Divas Championship Tournament Quarter-Finals: Gail Kim pinned Jillian Hall with a roll up at 3:11; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout; prior to the match, Jillian sang the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Got a Feeling”
Ted Dibiase Jr. pinned Chris Masters (w/ Eve) with Dream Street at 5:54 after avoiding the full nelson and ramming Masters face-first into the top turnbuckle; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout (debut of a new theme song for Masters)

WWE @ Kalamazoo, MI – Wings Stadium – January 4, 2010
canceled

WWE @ Louisville, KY – Freedom Hall – January 5, 2010
Tyler Reks pinned the Hurricane; Reks worked the match as a heel
ECW – featured an opening in-ring promo by ECW World Champion Christian regarding the ECW Homecoming and facing the winner at the Royal Rumble; moments later, CM Punk, alongside Luke Gallows, interrupted at the entrance stage and said he would qualify later in the show, win the Homecoming the following week, and beat Christian for the title at the Rumble; moments later, Christian listed off the names of men who have already qualified and noted Punk was facing Mark Henry, a guy he might not even get by; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE had more live events during 2009 in Europe than the NBA, NHL, MLB, and NFL combined; featured an ad promoting “The Marine 2;” included a promo by Zack Ryder, with Rosa Mendes, at the entrance stage in which he bragged about retiring Tommy Dreamer the previous week and said ECW was now all about him; included a backstage segment with Mark Henry and Tony Atlas in which Atlas asked whether Henry might want him ringside for his match later against Punk, with Henry politely turning him down:
ECW Homecoming Qualfying Match: Shelton Benjamin pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with Paydirt at 4:49
Ezekiel Jackson (w/ William Regal) pinned Vladimir Kozlov with the uranage at 5:11; after the match, Jackson held Kozlov up as Regal told Kozlov he was a disgrace
ECW Homecoming Qualfying Match: CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows) pinned Mark Henry at 10:39 with a kick to the head after Gallows hit Henry from the apron behind the referee’s back
WWE Superstars – 1/7/10: Yoshi Tatsu (w/ Goldust) pinned Caylen Croft (w/ Trent Baretta) with the kick to the head at 9:02; Josh Matthews & Byron Saxton provided commentary for the bout
WWE Superstars – 1/7/10: Finlay pinned Mike Knox at 6:46 after hitting him behind the referee’s back with the shillelagh; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! – featured an opening segment in which Batista came out to the entrance stage, asked for his music to be cut and for a spotlight to be put on him, and then asked for his music to start back up; moments later, Batista cut an in-ring promo in which he said 2010 was starting off just like 2009 with him being screwed out of title opportunities; he then called for Teddy Long to come out and tell him why he was being mistreated, and said if Long didn’t then he walk out of the show and take the crowd with him since they paid to see him; Mysterio then appeared and said Batista was nothing but an arrogant crybaby and that his interference during R-Truth’s match with Batista was payback for Batista interfering in his title match two weeks earlier against World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker; Mysterio then said Batista was scared that Mysterio would beat him again, prompting Batista to say he would not only beat him in their match later in the show but also make sure Mysterio didn’t walk out of the ring; included an ad promoting “The History of the World Heavyweight Championship;” featured a backstage segment with Beth Phoenix, WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool, and Layla – with McCool wearing a “Team Lay-Cool” T-shirt – in which McCool and Layla apologized for the previous week’s altercation in the ring and then showed off a trough of lettuce they made for Mickie James; Phoenix then told them to get serious and said she would be facing Layla later in the show; included a backstage segment with Chris Jericho, Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith, and Natalya Neidhart in which Jericho praised them for making an impact at his expense weeks earlier; Smith & Kidd then said what happened to Bret Hart Monday would never happen to them because they’re better than the best; featured an in-ring segment in which CM Punk, alongside Luke Gallows, reminded the audience that he said the previous week he would save somemone in the WWE Universe; moments later, Punk spotted a fan in the crowd and had Gallows help him over the barricade; the man identified himself as James, with Punk then saying James had nothing to fear anymore and told James to accept him as his savior; James then said he had tried a few times to stop smoking, with Punk saying that wasn’t good enough and that James he would stop using his body as a sewer; moments later, Punk said there was one thing left to do and then shaved James bald as he sat in the ring; after Punk finished, he said James had evolved above everyone else in the crowd and was now better than them; included a video package promoting Maria being part of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice,’ with comments from Maria, Donald Trump, Sinbad, and Bret Michaels; featured a backstage segment with Long and Maria regarding her being part of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice;’ moments later, Vickie Guerrero walked in, praised Maria, and then showed her the new line of WWE Mattel action figures and belts; the Great Khali, alongside Runjin Singh, then appeared and said he wanted to get all the figures and even Vickie’s, which reminded him of the cows back home in India; Khali then mooed at Guerrero; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read more than 100 photos of divas were viewed on WWE.com; featured an ad promoting “The Marine 2;” included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre regarding his controversial disqualification win the previous week over John Morrison, during which McIntyre said he would go on to win the Royal Rumble; moments later, Morrison appeared and dared McIntyre to keep bragging, with McIntyre saying he was done with Morrison and was moving on to bigger and better things; Morrison then slapped McIntyre and fought with him until officials pulled them apart:
Dolph Ziggler defeated Kane via count-out at 6:22 when he slid back into the ring after he applied a sleeper on Kane outside the ring; late in the match, Kane kicked out after sustaining the Zig Zag
Chris Jericho, David Hart Smith, & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated R-Truth & Cryme Tyme at 10:41 when JTG submitted to Jericho’s Walls of Jericho after avoiding a dropkick off the top
Luke Gallows (w/ CM Punk) pinned Matt Hardy at 5:44 with a boot to the face and the 12th Step after Punk distracted Hardy from the ring apron
Beth Phoenix pinned Layla (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool) with the Glam Slam at 1:44; after the bout, Layla grabbed Phoenix leg, allowing McCool to attack Phoenix until Mickie James helped make the save; moments later, Mickie dropped Phoenix with a kick to the face
Rey Mysterio Jr. fought Batista to a no contest at around the 10-minute mark; at the 8-minute mark, Batista had Mysterio set up for the sit-down powerbomb but World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker’s gong sounded, the lights went out, and Batista was down on the mat when they came back on; moments later, Mysterio hit the 619 and set Batista up for the springboard splash only for the gong to sound again, lights go out, and Mysterio was down when they came back on; stipulations stated the winner would challenge Taker at the Royal Rumble; after the bout, Taker appeared at the entrance stage as the show went off the air

WWE (Raw) @ Boston, MA – TD Garden – January 8, 2010 (5,000)
MVP defeated Jack Swagger
Evan Bourne defeated Johnny Curtis
Cody Rhodes defeated Primo Colon
Gail Kim, Nikki & Brie Bella defeated Maryse, Alicia Fox, & Jillian Hall; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the match
Chris Masters defeated Carlito
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Kofi Kingston
WWE World Champion Sheamus defeated Mark Henry
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Randy Orton & the Big Show

WWE (Raw) @ Lincoln, NE – Pershing Center – January 9, 2010 (4,500)
Eve served as hostess for the show
MVP pinned Jack Swagger with the Playmaker after avoiding the gutwrench powerbomb
Evan Bourne pinned Johnny Curtis with the Shooting Star Press; after the match, Cody Rhodes attacked Bourne in the aisle, with Primo Colon then coming to Bourne’s aid
Cody Rhodes pinned Primo Colon with Crossroads
Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse, Jillian Hall, & Alicia Fox when Kim pinned Jillian; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the match
Chris Masters defeated Carlito via submission with the full nelson
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Kofi Kingston with the Skull Crushing Finale after the challenger missed a dive in the corner
WWE World Champion Sheamus pinned Mark Henry with the boot to the face
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Randy Orton & the Big Show when Show was pinned

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Fargo, ND – Fargodome – January 9, 2010
R-Truth pinned Dolph Ziggler with a roll up
Goldust, Vladimir Kozlov, & Yoshi Tatsu defeated William Regal, Zack Ryder, & Tyler Reks when Kozlov pinned Regal with the Iron Curtain
Mickie James pinned Beth Phoenix with the DDT
Eric Escobar pinned Mike Knox with a roll up; after the bout, David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd attacked Escobar
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J
Chris Jericho pinned Matt Hardy with his feet on the ropes
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Ezekiel Jackson with the Killswitch
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre pinned John Morrison after Morrison injured his leg after accidentally kicking the ringpost
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Batista via disqualification when Batista hit Mysterio with the timekeeper’s bell

WWE @ Mankato, MN – January 10, 2010
canceled

- 1/10/10: Tony Halme (Ludvig Borga) died at the age of 47.

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Duluth, MN – Entertainment Convention Center – January 10, 2010 (2,500)
Savannah served as hostess of the show
R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler at the 10-minute mark
Vladimir Kozlov, Goldust, & Yoshi Tatsu defeated William Regal, Tyler Reks, & Zack Ryder at the 7-minute mark
Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix at the 10-minute mark
Eric Escobar pinned Mike Knox; after the bout, Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith attacked Escobar
Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J at the 10-minute mark
Chris Jericho pinned Matt Hardy at the 10-minute mark by holding the ropes for leverage
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated John Morrison
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Ezekiel Jackson at the 10-minute mark
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Batista via disqualification when Batista hit Mysterio with a steel chair outside the ring; after the bout, Mysterio hit the 619 and hit him with the chair

WWE (Raw) @ Rochester, MN – Mayo Civic Center – January 10, 2010 (3,000)
MVP defeated Jack Swagger
Evan Bourne defeated Johnny Curtis
Cody Rhodes defeated Primo Colon
Gail Kim, Nikki & Brie Bella defeated Maryse, Alicia Fox, & Jillian Hall; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the match
Chris Masters defeated Carlito
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Kofi Kingston
WWE World Champion Sheamus defeated Mark Henry
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Randy Orton & the Big Show

WWE @ Minneapolis, MN – Target Center – January 11, 2010 (8,500)
Molly Holly was backstage for the show
Raw – featured an opening segment in which Justin Roberts introduced Mike Tyson as the guest host for the night, with Tyson then showing footage of him being confronted by Steve Austin on Raw in 1998 and knocking Shawn Michaels out at the end of WrestleMania 14; as the fans started to chant “You screwed Shawn,” WWE World Champion Sheamus interrupted, said Tyson wasn’t an icon, and said being the world champion made him the baddest man on the planet; the two then faced off until Randy Orton appeared, said he wanted the world title, and wanted the title match at the Royal Rumble; moments later, John Cena came out and noted he had beaten everyone in the ring, even Tyson by way of “Mike Tyson’s Punch Out,” and argued he should get the title shot; Kofi Kingston then appeared, said Cena and Orton have had plenty of world title reigns and opportunities while he hadn’t had any; Sheamus then said he wanted the Rumble off and told the other three to earn their title shot by winning the Rumble match; Tyson then said Cena, Orton, and Kingston would face off later in the show to determine Sheamus’ challenger at the Rumble; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read the previous week’s Raw was the #1 show on cable; featured a trailer of “The Marine 2;” included footage of Cena appearing at the Fiesta Bowl the previous week and serving as the grand marshal at University of Phoenix Stadium, with comments from Cena and Fiesta Bowl officials; featured a backstage segment with WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels in which Michaels said he wanted to make peace with Tyson as he did the previous week with Bret Hart, during which Triple H tried to talk him out of it noting Tyson was insane; included a backstage segment with Tyson and Michaels in which Michaels said he forgave Tyson for knocking him out, with Tyson saying he enjoyed it and would like to do it again; moments later, Chris Jericho appeared and said he and Tyson were now friends and would face DX later in the show, and if Jericho’s team won then he would have free range to come and go from Raw as he wants; featured an ad promoting WWE 2010 Hall of Fame tickets going on sale the following Saturday; included a backstage segment in which Josh Matthews attempted to interview Tyson regarding his match later in the night, during which Hornswoggle interrupted; Tyson then took Hornswoggle aside and detailed what he would do to him if Hornswoggle interfered in his match; featured a backstage promo by WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin in which he spoke of being kicked out of the WWE lockerroom six months, being mistreated by the likes of John Bradshaw Layfield, and the fact no one wanted him around; Mizanin then said he doesn’t use that lockerroom anymore because he has his own and has left that locker for the Evan Bournes and MVPs of the world; Miz then walked into the arena and the ring, said MVP had earned the right to be humiliated by him, and that he would be respected by the wrestlers and the fans; moments later, MVP appeared at the entrance stage wearing a suit and said he had worked hard to move beyond his past and earn the respect of the fans; MVP then took off his jacket, tie, and shirt, noted he spent 9 and a half years in the Florida State Pen system, and then dared Miz to make the first move; eventually the two came to blows with MVP knocking Miz to the floor with the Drive By; included a video package recapping the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame; featured an ad promoting “Tyson” on DVD; included a backstage segment in which Carlito tried hitting on Gail Kim, with Vince McMahon then walking past them on his way to the ring; featured the announcement the Batista vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. match the following Friday on Smackdown! would be a steel cage match; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read 70% of Royal Rumble winners over the past 10 years have gone on to win the world title at WrestleMania; featured an in-ring segment in which McMahon said Bret Hart wasn’t on Raw because he was intimidated by him and Hart would never be seen on WWE TV again; included a backstage segment showing Jericho and Tyson in training for their match against DX; featured the announcement Don Johnson & John Heder would host the following week’s show:
WWE Divas Championship Tournament Quarter-Finals: Alicia Fox pinned Kelly Kelly at 2:01 by reversing a hurricanrana attempt into a powerbomb
Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Mark Henry & Evan Bourne at 4:17 when Rhodes pinned Bourne with Crossroads after Bourne hit a flying knee to the head of Dibiase; prior to the match, Rhodes & Dibiase cut an in-ring promo in which they noted they and Randy Orton were three of the final four in the 2009 Royal Rumble but times had changed, with the two then claiming it was their year to win the Royal Rumble; during the segment, Dibaise said “The Marine 2″ was better than the original in every way, with Rhodes saying his 5th grade graduation video was better than “The Marine”
Santino Marella defeated Jack Swagger in an over-the-top-rope challenge at the 55-second mark; prior to the bout, Swagger cut an in-ring promo saying he would win the Royal Rumble and then made an open challenge for anyone to come out and try to throw him out; moments later, Marella interrupted and said he was about to issue his own open challenge to throw him out
Randy Orton defeated John Cena and Kofi Kingston at 11:15 by pinning Kingston with the RKO; stipulations stated the winner would challenge WWE World Champion Sheamus at the Royal Rumble; late in the bout, Cody Rhodes came out of the crowd and assaulted Cena on the floor behind the referee’s back while, moments later, Ted Dibiase Jr. came out of the crowd and knocked Kingston off the top allowing Orton to hit the RKO; early in the match, WWE World Champion Sheamus appeared at the entrance stage to watch the contest
WWE Divas Championship Tournament Quarter-Finals: Eve pinned Katie Lea with a reversal into a roll up at 1:54; Maryse provided guest commentary for the match; after the contest, Eve and Maryse had a confrontation at ringside
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Mike Tyson & Chris Jericho in a non-title match at 5:43 when Michaels pinned Jericho after Tyson took off his shirt to reveal a DX shirt underneath and knocked Jericho out with a punch; prior to the bout, Michaels interrupted DX’s in-ring entrance to challenge World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker to face him the following week and accept his challenge to a WrestleMania rematch; late in the match, Hornswoggle ran out to the ring, in boxing gear, and faced off with Tyson; stipulations stated Jericho would have free range to come and go on Raw if his team won; after the match, Tyson’s son came in from the crowd to celebrate with Tyson and DX
WWE Superstars – 1/14/10 – featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to live events in the US; included a segment of “Ask the Divas” in which Gail Kim, Alicia Fox, Eve, and Katie Lea spoke about a man’s most unattractive quality and dating someone their parents didn’t approve of; featured a trailer for “The Marine 2;” included an ad promoting 2010 WWE Hall of Fame tickets going on sale Saturday; featured a vignette of Ezekiel Jackson; included the Slam Master J & Jimmy Wang Yang vs. Mike Knox & Charlie Haas and ECW World Champion Christian vs. William Regal matches taped 1/12/10 in Green Bay, WI:
Primo Colon & Gail Kim defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Jillian Hall at 5:59 when Primo pinned Chavo with a roll up after Gail hit a modified jawbreaker on Chavo; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Chris Masters (w/ Eve) defeated Carlito via submission with the full nelson at 3:14; prior to the match, Carlito spat an apple in Masters’ face; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ La Crosse, WI – Center – January 11, 2010 (3,500)
Kane defeated Dolph Ziggler
Goldust, Vladimir Kozlov, & Yoshi Tatsu defeated William Regal, Tyler Reks, & Zack Ryder
Eric Escobar defeated Mike Knox
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J
Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated John Morrison and Matt Hardy by pinning Hardy with the double underhook DDT
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Ezekiel Jackson
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Batista via disqualification when Batista hit Mysterio with the timekeeper’s bell; after the bout, Mysterio hit the 619 and hit Batista with a steel chair

WWE @ Green Bay, WI – Resch Center – January 12, 2010
Alex Riley defeated Eric Escobar (Escobar’s last appearance)
ECW – included an ad promoting the Mattel line of WWE action figures; featured a backstage promo by CM Punk, alongside Luke Gallows, regarding his participation later in the night in the ECW Homecoming Finale battle royal; included an ad promoting “The Marine 2;” featured a backstage promo by William Regal & Ezekiel Jackson regarding Jackson’s participation in the ECW Homecoming Finale:
Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes) pinned the Hurricane in an impromptu match at around the 8-minute mark after knocking Hurricane off the top and hitting the Zack Attack; prior to the bout, Mendes introduced Ryder, with Ryder saying he was the new heart and soul of ECW and was above those competing later in the show in the ECW Homecoming; moments later, the Hurricane interrupted and said it would take Ryder more than one match to be the heart and soul of ECW, and Ryder was currently ECW’s rear end; Mendes then began yelling at Hurricane in spanish, with Hurricane asking her to press 1 for English; Rosa then slapped Hurricane, with Hurricane clearing Ryder & Mendes from the ring (the match began during the commercial break)
Trent Baretta (w/ Caylen Croft) pinned Goldust at 4:52 with an elbow to the head and flying knee to the jaw
Ezekiel Jackson won an 8-man battle royal by last eliminating Kane at 13:54; other participants included: CM Punk, Yoshi Tatsu, Evan Bourne, Matt Hardy, Shelton Benjamin, and Vance Archer; prior to the match, Tiffany introduced ECW World Champion Christian, who provided guest commentary for the bout; after Christian appeared, he apologized to Josh Matthews & Byron Saxton for saying they asked him stupid questions the last time he came out and then gave them a sheet of prepared questions they could ask him during this match; during the introductions, Benjamin and Archer briefly brawled; eliminations: Bourne by Kane after Kane caught Bourne coming off the top (0:12); Benjamin & Archer were eliminated following a dive by Benjamin over the top rope into Archer on the apron (8:32); Hardy by Jackson following a kick to the head as Hardy attempted to skin the cat (10:00); Punk by Jackson (10:56); Tatsu by Kane (11:10); Kane by Jackson via a clothesline after avoiding a clothesline off the top; stipulations stated the winner would earn an ECW World Title shot at the Royal Rumble
WWE Superstars – 1/14/10: Slam Master J & Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Mike Knox & Charlie Haas at 3:57 when Yang pinned Haas with the moonsault; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
WWE Superstars – 1/14/10: ECW World Champion Christian pinned William Regal (w/ Ezekiel Jackson) in a non-title match with the Killswitch at 13:07; Josh Matthews & Byron Saxton provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! – 1/15/10 – featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read 70% of Royal Rumble winners over the past 10 years have gone on to win the world title at WrestleMania; included a backstage segment in which Josh Matthews interviewed Batista regarding his steel cage match later in the show against Rey Mysterio Jr., with Batista refusing to speak about either Mysterio or World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker; featured an ad promoting WWE 2010 Hall of Fame tickets going on sale the following day; included an in-ring promo by Taker in which he said his dominance would continue into the new decade, what Batista and Mysterio experienced the previous week was a warning, and that whomever survived the steel cage match later in the show would not survive him at the Royal Rumble; Taker then discussed the challenges made by Shawn Michaels to face him in a rematch at the following WrestleMania, with Taker saying he would be on Raw to give his answer personally; featured footage of John Cena appearing at the Fiesta Bowl the previous week and serving as the grand marshal at University of Phoenix Stadium, with comments from Cena and Fiesta Bowl officials; included a backstage segment in which Mysterio was wished good luck by Maria, Jimmy Wang Yang, and Slam Master J; moments later, Matthews conducted an interview with Matthews regarding his upcoming match with Batista; featured a trailer for “The Marine 2″:
Chris Jericho pinned John Morrison at 10:41 with the Code Breaker after Morrison glanced at WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre, who appeared ringside early in the match; Jericho’s face was heavily bruised as a result of being punched by Mike Tyson during the previous week’s Raw; prior to the match, Jericho cut an in-ring promo saying Tyson’s punch didn’t change the fact he was the best at what he did and was the face of Smackdown!; Jericho then said he would go on to win the Royal Rumble and regain the world title; during his entrance, Morrison gave a pair of his glasses to a ringside fan; after the match, McIntyre ran his shoe across Morrison’s face
CM Punk & Luke Gallows defeated Cryme Tyme, Matt Hardy & the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh), and Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 6:49 when Gallows pinned JTG with the 12th Step; prior to the bout, Punk, alongside Gallows, cut an in-ring promo about the fact he saved a member of the WWE Universe the previous week and would not stop his crusade until all the fans had joined; Gallows then spoke of his personal struggles and said all the fans needed to get past their own was Punk and the straight edge lifestyle; Punk then said he would win the Royal Rumble and it would be an accomplishment for the straight edge society; moments later, Punk spotted a man in the crowd and had Gallows help him into the ring; the man then identified himself as “Trevor” and said he couldn’t count the number of drinks he’s had this year; Punk then had Trevor accept the straight edge lifestyle into his life; Gallows then shaved Trevor’s head, with Punk then saying Trevor made the first good decision in his life and the three men then raising their hands together; stipulations stated the winners would earn a shot at the WWE Unified Tag Team titles; after the bout, Trevor celebrated with Punk & Gallows in the ring
Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix via disqualification at 3:04 when Phoenix began assaulting Mickie as she was hung upside down in the Tree of Woe; after the bout, WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool and Layla came in the ring, with Phoenix walking off and allowing them to double team Mickie in the ring; Mickie briefly made a comeback but eventually sustained McCool’s Faith Breaker
Kane pinned Dolph Ziggler with the chokeslam at 12:32; prior to the bout, Josh Matthews conducted a backstage interview with Ziggler in which Ziggler said he was on a roll, would beat Kane, and would then focus on winning the Royal Rumble
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Batista in a steel cage match at 7:13 when Mysterio climbed over the top and kicked the door into Batista’s face while coming down the other side; stipulations stated the winner would challenge World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker at the Royal Rumble (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)

WWE (Raw) @ Jackson, TN – Oman Arena – January 15, 2010
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated MVP & Evan Bourne
Paul Burchill defeated Johnny Curtis
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr., Jack Swagger, and Chris Masters
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Alicia Fox & Maryse
Randy Orton defeated Kofi Kingston
WWE World Champion Sheamus defeated Mark Henry
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Triple H defeated the Big Show

WWE (Raw) @ Birmingham, AL – BJCC – January 16, 2010
Santino Marella defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Paul Burchill defeated Johnny Curtis
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Mark Henry & Evan Bourne
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Jack Swagger and Chris Masters
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Alicia Fox & Maryse
The Big Show defeated MVP
Randy Orton defeated Kofi Kingston
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Triple H defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Augusta, GA – James Brown Arena – January 16, 2010
Featured an in-ring segment in which CM Punk, alongside Luke Gallows, found a fan in the crowd who accepted the straight edge lifestyle and then shaved him bald
The Great Khali defeated Mike Knox
Vance Archer pinned the Hurricane with the reverse DDT; after the match, Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith attacked the Hurricane until Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J made the save
Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J when Kidd pinned J with a reverse neckbreaker off the top after Natalya Neidhart interfered
ECW World Champion Christian pinned William Regal with the Unprettier
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre pinned R-Truth with the double underhook DDT
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool pinned Mickie James with a boot to the face after Beth Phoenix distracted Mickie from ringside
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker, Kane, & Matt Hardy defeated Chris Jericho, CM Punk, & Batista when Taker pinned Batista with the chokeslam, Hardy pinned Punk with the Twist of Fate, and Kane pinned Jericho with the chokeslam

- 1/17/10: Eric Escobar was released.

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Florence, SC – Civic Center – January 17, 2010
The Great Khali defeated Mike Knox
Vance Archer defeated the Hurricane
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J
ECW World Champion Christian defeated William Regal
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated R-Truth
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool defeated Mickie James
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker, Kane, & Matt Hardy defeated Chris Jericho, Batista, & CM Punk

WWE (Raw) @ Chattanooga, TN – McKenzie Arena – January 17, 2010
Santino Marella defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Paul Burchill defeated Johnny Curtis
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Mark Henry & MVP
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Chris Masters and Jack Swagger
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse & Alicia Fox
The Big Show defeated MVP
Randy Orton defeated Kofi Kingston
Triple H defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification

WWE @ Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena – January 18, 2010
Skip Sheffield defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Raw – featured an opening video in tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.; included Justin Roberts introducing Vince McMahon, with McMahon then cutting an in-ring promo saying he did what he did to Bret Hart so the fans would remember him for the way he was instead of what he has become, then comparing Hart to a piece of gum that lost its flavor; McMahon then blamed the fans, saying they demand faster, bigger, and stronger superstars; moments later, World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker appeared and spoke about being in Montreal in 1997, then pointed his finger at McMahon and said he screwed Hart twice; Taker then called McMahon a coward for his actions, with McMahon then leaving ringside; Taker then addressed WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Shawn Michaels and his claims he would end Taker’s WrestleMania streak at WrestleMania 25 and Michaels’ challenge of a rematch for WrestleMania 26; Taker then said he wanted to answer Michaels personally, with Michaels then coming out; Taker then said he had nothing to prove to Michaels and rejected the challenge, but then said he would face Michaels later in the show if Michaels was up for it; Michaels then turned down the offer, saying he wanted to do it at WrestleMania and would challenge Taker at WrestleMania after Michaels won the Royal Rumble; Michaels then ended the segment by saying he would take Taker’s streak, title, and soul at WrestleMania; featured a backstage segment with Michaels and WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Triple H, with DX then speaking with guest co-host Don Johnson; Michaels then walked off, with Johnson and Triple H then discussing whether guest co-host Jon Heder was going to show up or not; Johnson then found someone dressed as Napoleon Dynamite, but it turned out to be Carlito who then walked off; included a backstage segment in which Heder, Brie & Nikki Bella arrived in a limo, with Heder speaking to someone in the limo and telling them to stay in the car until he called for them; Heder then jokingly said “Go Nashville!” before one of the Bellas whispered they were in Knoxville, with Heder then saying “Go Knoxville!”; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read, since its inception in 1988, more than half the Royal Rumble winners have gone on to win the title at WrestleMania; included a segment in which Johnson, Heder, and the Bellas came out to the ring, with Johnson saying the main event would feature DX; Heder said DX was OK but they needed something new and then brought out his “close personal friend” WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, with Miz then thanking Heder for putting him in the Royal Rumble match; Miz then commented that Triple H said Johnson should be hosting the show alone and said Johnson once was the hottest thing on TV; Miz then compared Tubbs to MVP, with MVP then interrupting from the entrance stage and apologizing for the antics of Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro (Miz); MVP then said he was now part of the Royal Rumble match and said his goal was to throw Miz out of the ring; MVP then said he would go ahead and throw Miz out of the ring and would follow by throwing out Heder; the Big Show then came out, with MVP fighting off Miz until Show knocked him out; Heder then said Show was his insurance policy for the night and that Show & Miz would face DX later in the broadcast, with Johnson saying he wanted no part of them; featured a graphic on how to donate to AmeriCares in the wake of the Haiti earthquake; included a backstage segment with Heder, Show, and Miz with Hornswoggle then appearing and yelling at Heder; Triple H then appeared and said Hornswoggle just challenged Heder to a match; after Triple H had words with Miz & Show, he suggested Hornswoggle and Heder be added to their respective teams for later in the show, with Show & Miz agreeing; featured footage of Steve Austin’s appearing the following Monday on NBC’s “Chuck;” included a backstage segment with Johnson, Kelly Kelly, and Heder in which Heder began freaking out about being part of the main event, with Miz & Show then walking in and reassuring Heder that they had it under control; Johnson then told Heder he was making a mistake, with Miz saying “Harley Davidson & the Marlboro Man” was a mistake; Miz & Show then gave Heder a Ric Flair-style robe, which read “The Flame” on the back; featured a backstage segment with McMahon and Triple H in which McMahon suggested calling Taker out the next week, with Triple H saying McMahon has backed himself into a corner and that if he didn’t call out Bret again then the world will know McMahon’s a coward; moments later, Triple H spoke with Michaels until Hornswoggle appeared, with Triple H saying he had something serious to discuss with Michaels but would bring it up later; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame sold out over the weekend in 35 minutes; featured a trailer for “The Marine 2;” included the announcement James Roday & Dule Hill of “Psych” would host the following week’s show:
WWE World Champion Sheamus pinned Evan Bourne in a non-title match with the boot to the face and crucifix powerbomb at 1:54; prior to the match, it was noted Bourne would be part of the Royal Rumble match; during the opening moments of the bout, Randy Orton appeared ringside; after the contest, Orton entered the ring, with Sheamus then holding up the title in Orton’s face
Mark Henry defeated Jack Swagger in an over-the-top-rope challenge at the 31-second mark; prior to the bout, it was noted Swagger, Santino Marella, Dolph Ziggler, CM Punk, Chris Jericho, and Henry would be part of the Royal Rumble match and that entries would happen every 90 seconds; following his entrance, Swagger cut an in-ring promo in which he challenged Marella to a rematch, with Marella then coming out dressed as Sonny Crockett from ‘Miami Vice;’ Marella then said he was the president of the Italian Don Johnson Fan Club and was taking the night off but found a replacement, with Henry then appearing
John Cena & Kofi Kingston defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes at 10:57 when Kingston pinned Rhodes with a crossbody off the top after Dibiase moved out of the way; prior to the bout, it was noted Cena, Kingston, Rhodes, and Dibiase would be in the Royal Rumble match; after the match, Rhodes appeared to take offense to Dibiase’s actions
Eve & Gail Kim defeated Maryse & Alicia Fox at 2:49 when Fox submitted to an armbar from Eve
Randy Orton pinned Chris Masters (w/ Eve) with the RKO at 2:42; during the opening moments of the match, WWE World Champion Sheamus appeared ringside; after the bout, Sheamus slid in the ring and kicked Orton in the face before putting his boot on him; Sheamus then walked up the aisle and held up his title belt
Hornswoggle, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels (w/ Don Johnson) defeated Jon Heder, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, & the Big Show at around the 7-minute mark when Hornswoggle pinned Heder after hitting the frog splash onto Show, with Heder trapped underneath, after Michaels hit the superkick on both Mizanin and Show; Heder was introduced as “The Flame” (“from the Great Ball of Fire”); after the bout, Johnson helped Heder backstage; moments later, Triple H took the mic and said Michaels would have to find another way to go after World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker; as Michaels went to reply, John Cena came out to the ring, said he won the last Royal Rumble he competed in, and planned to do it again; Show then staggered into the ring, said he too was in the Rumble match, and fought with DX until Cena knocked him to the floor; DX then sent Cena to the floor, with Triple H then dumping Michaels to the floor before announcing he too would be in the Rumble match (the bout began during the commercial break)
WWE Superstars – 1/21/10: Kelly Kelly pinned Jillian Hall at 3:45 with the Kelly Kick; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match; following her entrance, Jillian sang Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the USA” (first time the move is referred to by name)
Dark match after the show: John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification; after the match, Sheamus attempted to hit Cena with the title belt but instead sustained the FU

WWE @ Greenville, SC – Bi-Lo Center – January 19, 2010 (10,000)
Sho Funaki defeated Johnny Curtis
ECW – featured Tony Atlas introducing Santino Marella as the guest host of the Abraham Washington Show; after Marella tried teaching Atlas how to speak Italian, Marella brought out his guest Vladimir Kozlov; Marella then said he wanted to have an immigrant on his show but ECW World Champion Christian, the Great Khali, and Yoshi Tatsu already had plans; Kozlov then spoke of being in a Ukranian bike gain and said he likes being in the United States but people are scared of him because of “Rocky IV;” Kozlov said he liked Hannah Montana, chilli cheese fries, and Walmarts that are open 24 hours a day; Marella then suggested he and Kozlov become a tag team, with both Kozlov and the fans saying no; included a trailer for “The Marine 2;” featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read almost 16 million people watch WWE each week in the US – more than the entire populations of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas combined; included an in-ring promo by Zack Ryder, alongside Rosa Mendes, in which he bragged about his victory the previous week over the Hurricane and wanted to now be referred to as the new heart and soul superhero of ECW; Ryder then had Savannah come in the ring and introduce him as such; Rosa then began yelling at Savannah for doing it wrong until the Hurricane ran out and cleared Ryder and Rosa from the ring; Hurricane then took Savannah’s hand and kissed it; featured an ad promoting “The Best of Raw: 2009;” included the announcement Shelton Benjamin would face Vance Archer Thursday on WWE Superstars; included a graphic on how to donate to AmeriCares in the wake of the Haiti earthquake:
Caylen Croft & Trent Baretta defeated Goldust & Yoshi Tatsu at 6:12 when Croft pinned Goldust with a roll over after Baretta hit a flying knee to the face as Goldust had Croft covered behind the referee’s back
ECW World Champion Christian defeated William Regal (w/ Ezekiel Jackson) via disqualification in a non-title match at 16:11 when Jackson attacked the champion from behind after Christian threw Regal to the floor; after the match, Regal dropped Christian with the knee to the head and Jackson followed by twice hitting the uranage
WWE Superstars – 1/21/10 – included the Kelly Kelly vs. Jillian Hall match taped 1/18/10 in Knoxville, TN; featured a segment of “Ask the Divas” in which Gail Kim, Alicia Fox, Eve, and Katie Lea discussed traveling essentials and turning down the advances of a friend; included a trailer for “The Marine 2;” featured a “Did you know?” graphic which said Shawn Michaels and Kane had been in more Royal Rumbles (11) than anyone else; included a vignette of WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin; featured an ad promoting “The Best of Raw: 2009;” included a graphic on how to contribute to AmeriCares in the wake of the Haiti earthquakes; featured an ad promoting “WWE The Music Vol. 10: A New Day”:
Shelton Benjamin pinned Vance Archer at 11:23 with an Oklahoma side roll after kicking Archer in the head as Benjamin was upside down in the corner; Josh Matthews & Byron Saxton (Archer’s first pinfall loss)
Kane defeated Chris Jericho via count-out at 16:18 when Jericho left the ring after avoiding the chokeslam; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
WWE Smackdown! – 1/22/10 – featured the announcement John Morrison would challenge WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre the following week; included an ad promoting “WWE The Music Vol. 10: A New Day;” featured a graphic on how to donate to AmeriCares in the wake of the Haiti earthquake; included clips from Rey Mysterio Jr. winning the 2006 Royal Rumble; featured a promo by CM Punk, alongside Luke Gallows, at the entrance stage in which he noted they would challenge WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Shawn Michaels & Triple H the following week and would take the titles because they are straight edge; Punk continued to preach until he was ringside, then asked who in the crowd wanted to join his straight edge society, with a young woman then jumping the barricade and running around the ring to get Punk’s attention; she was quickly stopped by security and taken up the aisle until Punk called off security and asked her to come in the ring; the woman identified herself as “Serena” and that she was desperate to change; Punk then had her sit in a chair in the ring, accepted Punk as her savior; following the commercial break, Punk shaved Serena’s head inside the ring and said she was now better than the WWE Universe; included a clip of Mysterio beating Kurt Angle and Randy Orton to win the World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania 22; featured an in-ring segment with WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & Layla in which they said McCool was supposed to face Mickie James at the Royal Rumble but that was now off because Mickie was leaving Smackdown! forever; they then showed off the food they had in the ring for a going away party, including cakes in the shapes of pigs; moments later, Maria came out to the ring and said the only thing McCool & Layla were good at was torturing Mickie and that they should be the ones leaving the show; Mickie eventually came out and said she had dealt with women like McCool & Layla all her life and that she looked like a real woman, as did Maria and all the other women in the crowd; Mickie then said the only people that will tell her where to go are the WWE Universe and that she would be at the Rumble to teach them some manners; the four women began fighting in the ring, with Beth Phoenix then coming out, thinking about who to go after, throwing Maria to the floor, and then helping triple team Mickie in the ring; moments later, McCool took a pig off one of the cakes and shoved it into Mickie’s face, then dumped a bowl of punch over her head; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame sold out in 35 minutes; featured clips of Mysterio beating Batista the previous week in a steel cage match; included an ad promoting “The Best of Raw: 2009;” featured a closing in-ring promo by Mysterio in which he referenced winning the World Heavyweight Title four years ago and said World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker was the only thing standing between Mysterio and reliving his dream; Mysterio then called Taker out to tell him face-to-face that he wasn’t afraid; moments later, Taker appeared, with Mysterio saying he wasn’t afraid of him in their last title match and would beat Taker for the title at the Rumble; Taker then said he admired Mysterio’s courage but no one beats the grave and Mysterio was digging his own; the champion then left the ring, with Mysterio taking the mic and saying he wasn’t like Taker’s other victims; Batista then attacked Mysterio from behind and dropped him with the sit-down powerbomb as Taker returned ringisde; Batista then left through the crowd as the show ended:
Finlay defeated Batista via disqualification at 1:25 when Batista began eye gouging Finlay on the floor; after the match, Batista threw Finlay over the announce table and then continued to assault him at ringside by ramming him into the ringpost, steel steps, and ringside barrier; moments later, Batista took the mic and said what he did to Finlay is what he would do to 29 other men at the Royal Rumble – then proceeded to stomp Finlay while pretending he was WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Shawn Michaels & Triple H and John Cena; Batista then said he would win the Rumble and take the World Heavyweight Title back from the Undetaker at WrestleMania, thus ending his undefeated WrestleMania streak
John Morrison & R-Truth defeated Chris Jericho & WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre at 17:41 when Truth pinned Jericho with a scissors kick after Morrison kicked Jericho in the head from the ring apron behind the referee’s back; prior to the bout, it was announced Morrison’s match with McIntyre the following week would be No DQ; it was also noted Jericho was on the cover of the current issue of “Men’s Fitness;” following the entrances, Teddy Long appeared at the entrance stage and said the previously scheduled handicap match pitting Jericho & McIntyre against Morrison would now be a tag team match involving R-Truth
Cryme Tyme fought Mike Knox & Charlie Haas to a no contest at the 50-second mark when Kane appeared and knocked the four wrestlers to the floor
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) & Matt Hardy defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 2:20 when Hardy pinned Kidd with an inside cradle after avoiding a double team move and sending Kidd into Smith on the apron; late in the match, Natalya distracted Khali from ringside and tried to lure him backstage
Dark match after the taping: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Batista in a No DQ match after interference from Chris Jericho, Matt Hardy, CM Punk, and Kane and Mysterio hit a splash from Kane’s shoulders after Kane dropped Batista with the chokeslam

WWE @ Jonesboro, AR – January 22, 2010
canceled

WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ Cape Girardeau, MO – Show Me Center – January 22, 2010 (4,262)
Yoshi Tatsu pinned Zack Ryder with the kick to the head
Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Mark Henry & Evan Bourne at the 12-minute mark when Rhodes pinned Bourne with Crossroads
Primo Colon defeated Johnny Curtis
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated MVP, Jack Swagger, and Carlito
Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Alicia Fox, Maryse, & Jillian Hall when Gail pinned Hall with the modified jawbreaker; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the bout
Randy Orton defeated Kofi Kingston
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Hammond, IN – Civic Center – January 23, 2010 (4,000; sell out)
R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Slam Master J & Jimmy Wang Yang
Tyler Reks defeated Goldust
Mickie James & Maria defeated Beth Phoenix & Layla
Matt Hardy defeated Finlay
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Ezekiel Jackson
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated John Morrison
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kane defeated Chris Jericho & CM Punk

WWE (Raw) @ Evansville, IN – Roberts Stadium – January 23, 2010 (7,000)
Kelly Kelly served as hostess for the show
Yoshi Tatsu pinned Zack Ryder with a spin kick off the top
Mark Henry defeated Jack Swagger in an over-the-top-rope challenge
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Evan Bourne & Primo Colon when Rhodes pinned Primo with Crossroads
Chris Masters defeated Johnny Curtis via submission with the full nelson; a fan served as guest timekeeper for the match
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated MVP and Carlito by pinning Carlito after MVP dropped Carlito with the Playmaker and Miz knocked MVP to the floor
Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse, Alicia Fox, & Jillian Hall when Kim pinned Hall; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the bout
Randy Orton pinned Kofi Kingston with the RKO after avoiding the Boom Drop; earlier in the bout, Kingston kicked out after sustaining a RKO
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Triple H pinned the Big Show in a streetfight after hitting him with a sledgehammer; after the bout, Triple H celebrated with Hornswoggle
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification when the champion shoved the referee as Cena attempted the STFU; the bell didn’t ring until after Sheamus began tapping out; after the bout, Cena dropped Sheamus with the FU

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena – January 24, 2010 (9,000)
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated Matt Hardy, R-Truth, and John Morrison
Mickie James & Maria defeated Beth Phoenix & Layla
Tyler Reks defeated Goldust
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Ezekiel Jackson
Finlay defeated Dolph Ziggler
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kane defeated CM Punk & Luke Gallows
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Triple H defeated Chris Jericho

WWE (Raw) @ Champaign, IL – Assembly Hall – January 24, 2010 (6,000)
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Zack Ryder
Chris Masters defeated Johnny Curtis
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Mark Henry & Evan Bourne
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Carlito, MVP, and Primo Colon
Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Alicia Fox, Maryse, & Jillian Hall; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the match
The Big Show defeated Jack Swagger in an over-the-top-rope challenge
Randy Orton defeated Kofi Kingston
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification

WWE @ Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena – January 25, 2010 (10,000)
Raw – featured a behind the scenes look at John Cena starring in the season premiere of “Psych,” which would air Wednesday; included a backstage segment with Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. in which they discussed their loss earlier in the show, with Randy Orton then walking in and saying he would beat WWE World Champion Sheamus with or without their help; featured a backstage segment with Cena and guest host Dule Hill in which Hill said guest host James Roday couldn’t make it because he had to have an emergency appendectomy; Cena then spoke about how fun it was to host “Psych” and got Hill pumped up to be hosting Raw; Cena then left, with WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin walking in and saying he was more famous than Hill & Roday combined, with Hill saying he would put Miz in a match later in the show against an opponent of his choosing; included an ad promoting “The Best of Raw: 2009;” featured an ad for WrestleMania Axxess tickets going on sale Saturday; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE.com had more than 4.3 billion page views in 2009 – beating CBS.com, NBC.com, Fox.com, ABC.com, UFC.com, NBA.com, and Nascar.com; featured an in-ring promo by Vince McMahon in which he said that if World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker were in the buliding, then he would dare him to call him a coward as he implied the previous week; McMahon then said he sold Bret Hart up the river to WCW and he was never heard from again; McMahon asked the fans whether Hart should come back to the WWE, with the crowd roaring in approval before Vince said Hart would never again appear in the WWE; McMahon then went out to the crowd to get their opinions, with one fan saying Bret would beat him up in the ring; McMahon said there was no good reason to bring Hart back because he was the past and McMahon was concerned with the present and future; as McMahon went to leave the ring, Cena came out and said he never had a problem with McMahon until recently, when he embarassed Roddy Piper at Madison Square Garden and began insulting Hart; Cena then said McMahon sometimes only eyes his superstars as commodities that he throws away when their expiration date comes up; Cena said McMahon would invite Hart to Raw the following week and if he didn’t then he would prove to everyone that the superstars mean nothing to him and that he would find him on his 90th birthday and beat him up, on behalf of everyone from Andre the Giant to Outback Jack to Hart; Cena then walked off, with McMahon then taking the mic and saying he would invite Hart to be on the show the next week and then said Cena would be in action later in the night against WWE World Champion Sheamus; included a backstage segment in which Carlito showed Hill the production truck, with Hill bringing up Carlito’s match graphic and then said he would bring up a random code to find out Carlito’s opponent later in the show, with Hill then choosing Kelly Kelly; featured a video package recapping the history of the Royal Rumble match; included a backstage segment with Cena and Hill in which they talked about how exciting the show has been, before Cena called up Roday on speaker phone; moments later, Alicia Fox walked in and needed some psychic help, with Hill hanging up on Roday and saying he saw a fox standing victorious in the ring and he would be ringside to see it; featured the announcement ECW World Champion Christian & Kane would face Ezekiel Jackson & William Regal the following night on ECW; included the announcement William Shatner would host the following week’s show:
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Shawn Michaels & Triple H defeated Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. when Michaels pinned Dibiase with the superkick, moments after the champions collided and briefly had a staredown
The Big Show pinned MVP at 1:02 with the chokeslam; prior to the bout, MVP cut an in-ring promo on WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin in which he said Miz would eventually have to stop hiding behind guest hosts and Show, with Miz then appearing and saying “Straight up ballin’” is a term MVP picked up in prison; MVP then said Miz would be popular behind bars and that other inmates would fight over being his exclusive friend; Miz remained in the aisle for the duration of the bout; after the match, Miz climbed in the ring and held his title belt above MVP’s body
WWE Divas Championship Tournament Semi-Finals: Maryse pinned Eve with the French Kiss at 2:07; prior to the bout, Maryse cut an in-ring promo until guest host Dule Hill began playing with the entrance pyro; Hill then apologized to Maryse but she said she didn’t accept it and called him a loser
Kofi Kingston (mystery opponent) pinned WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin in a non-title match at 3:40 with the spin kick to the face after Miz became distracted by MVP’s entrance music; during the match, it was noted Shelton Benjamin and Kane would be part of the Royal Rumble; moments after the match, MVP walked out on the entrance stage and stared at Miz in the ring
Carlito fought Kelly Kelly to a no contest when Santino Marella came out before the match began, held up “The Best of Raw: 2009″ DVD, said he looked stupid in it, and was going to make the “Best of Raw: 2010″ DVD by coming to Kelly’s rescue, beating Carlito, and then winning the Royal Rumble; Santino then slid in the ring but was immediately jumped from behind by Jack Swagger, who threw Santino to the floor, and them rammed him head-first into the ringpost before doing push-ups beside his body and leaving ringside
WWE Divas Championship Tournament Semi-Finals: Gail Kim pinned Alicia Fox at 1:57 with the modified jawbreaker; guest host Dule Hill provided guest commentary for the match; after the bout, Fox confronted Hill at ringside and slapped him across the face for telling her she would win
WWE World Champion Sheamus defeated John Cena via disqualification in a non-title match at 9:49 when, as Cena was being counted-out on the floor after being kicked in the head, Randy Orton slid in the ring and dropped the champion with the RKO; moments later, Orton attempted to drop Orton with a DDT from the second rope but Cena reversed it into the FU (The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
WWE Superstars – 1/28/10 – featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read, since 1988, more than half of the Royal Rumble winners have gone on to win the world title at WrestleMania; included an ad promoting WrestleMania Axxess tickets going on sale; included a video package recapping the history of the Royal Rumble match; featured the in-ring promo by Chris Jericho taped 1/26/10 in Cincinnati, OH; included the David Hart Smith vs. Matt Hardy match taped 1/26/10 in Cincinnati, OH:
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Jillian Hall & Katie Lea when Nikki pinned Katie with a victory roll at 4:22; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Chris Masters (w/ Eve) defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Primo Colon at 9:58 when Guerrero submitted to the full nelson; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout; stipulations stated the winner would earn a spot in the Royal Rumble match

WWE @ Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena – January 26, 2010
JTG defeated Tyler Reks
ECW – featured an ad promoting WWE The Music Vol. 10 “A New Day;” included a video package recapping the history of the Royal Rumble match; featured a backstage promo by the Shelton Benjamin regarding his participation in the Royal Rumble, during which Vance Archer jumped Benjamin from behind, knocking him out:
Ezekiel Jackson & William Regal defeated ECW World Champion Christian & Kane at around the 18-minute mark when Jackson pinned Christian with the uranage immediately after Christian dropped Regal with the Killswitch; prior to the bout, Jackson & Regal cut an in-ring promo on Jackson’s upcoming match with Christian at the Royal Rumble; moments later, Christian interrupted and gave his own version of Ezekiel 25:17 before bringing out Kane as his tag team partner (the bout began during the commercial break)
Yoshi Tatsu, the Hurricane, & Goldust defeated Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes), Trent Baretta, & Caylen Croft at 14:54 when Tatsu pinned Baretta with the kick to the head; during the bout, it was noted Hurricane and Ryder would be part of the Royal Rumble match
WWE Superstars – 1/28/10 – featured an in-ring promo by Chris Jericho in which he argued the other wrestlers who claimed they would win the Royal Rumble were liars, said he was an honest man, and would win the Rumble and main event WrestleMania; moments later, R-Truth interrupted, said Jericho was a loud mouth, and that he would win the Rumble and throw Jericho out of the ring; Jericho attempted a sucker punch but Truth cleared him from the ring:
WWE Superstars – 1/28/10: David Hart Smith (w/ Tyson Kidd & Natalya Neidhart) pinned Matt Hardy (w/ the Great Khali & Runjin Singh) at 10:14 with a boot to the face after Kidd interfered; after the match, Khali threw Smith & Kidd over the top rope to the floor; moments later, Khali helped Hardy to his feet only to toss him over the top too
Smackdown! – 1/29/10 – featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Batista regarding his attack the previous week on Rey Mysterio Jr. and his participation in the Royal Rumble; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE.com had more than 4.3 billion page views in 2009 – beating CBS.com, NBC.com, Fox.com, ABC.com, UFC.com, NBA.com, and Nascar.com; featured an ad promoting WWE The Music Vol. 10 “A New Day;” included a “Did you know?” graphic which read, since 1988, more than half of the Royal Rumble winners have gone on to win the world title at WrestleMania; featured a video package recapping the history of the Royal Rumble match; included a backstage segment in which Batista confronted WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Shawn Michaels and told him to stay out of his way in the Rumble, with Michaels replying that he always thought Batista was overrated; Batista then acted like he was going to attack Michaels, with WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Triple H then walking by:
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Triple H defeated CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows & Serena) via disqualification at 11:59 when Serena jumped on Triple H as he attempted the Pedigree on Punk; prior to the bout, Rey Mysterio Jr. interrupted Triple H & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Shawn Michaels’ in-ring promo prior to their scheduled title defense against Punk & Gallows, and said Michaels was overlooking the fact Mysterio would be the World Heavyweight Champion after the Royal Rumble; Michaels agreed that the Undertaker would still be the champion after the Rumble, with Triple H saying Mysterio was looking for a fight but Hornswoggle wasn’t around this week; as Mysterio and Michaels came face to face, Punk, Gallows, & Serena came out, with Punk then saying his Straight Edge Society would be tag team champions by the end of the night; Triple H responded by saying he doesn’t drink, smoke, or do drugs but he doesn’t look like he just got done with a weeklong crack binge with Amy Winehouse; as Punk went to cut Triple H off, Teddy Long appeared and said he had seen an opportunity to change things around; Long then said Mysterio would face Michaels and Triple H would face Punk; after the match, Punk & Gallows assaulted Triple H before Punk prepared to shave Triple H’s head; moments later, Michaels came out to make the save and cleared Gallows from the ring, with Punk then putting Serena between he and DX, eventually leaving her alone in the ring with them; Michaels then teased the superkick on her, with Serena then escaping to the floor and joining Punk and Gallows
R-Truth pinned Chris Jericho at 8:13 with a roll over after holding onto the ropes to avoid the Code Breaker
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre pinned John Morrison in a No DQ, No Count-Out match at 11:32 after raising his knees to block Starship Pain and following with a double underhook DDT onto the title belt; prior to the match, Morrison cut an in-ring promo on McIntyre, saying he doesn’t appreciate what he’s been handed
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool pinned “Mickie James” (Layla dressed as Piggy James) in an impromptu match at the 54-second mark with a roll up after the challenger hit the corner; prior to the match, McCool showed footage of her smashing a pig cake into Mickie’s face the previous week, said Mickie was gone from Smackdown!, and then issued an open challenge to any woman in the back to face her then and there for the title; moments later, Layla came out as “Piggy James” and said she couldn’t stop crying the previous week because she didn’t get enough cake to eat, then accepted the title shot
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Shawn Michaels fought Rey Mysterio Jr. to a no contest at 15:48 when, after Michaels hit the superkick on Mysterio as Mysterio attempted a springboard, Batista ran out, hit a spear on Michaels, and dropped Mysterio with a spinebuster; moments later, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Triple H made the save and toppled to the floor taking Batista with him; moments later, as Michaels and Mysterio struggled to their feet, World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker appeared in the ring and hit a double chokeslam on both men as the show ended
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker, Rey Mysterio Jr., WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Chris Jericho, Batista, CM Punk, & Luke Gallows

- 1/27/10: Chris Jericho and Gregory Helms were arrested at 5 a.m. for public intoxication in Erlanger, KY. The two were released on a $120 bond.

– 1/28/10: WWE The Music Vol. 10 “A New Day” was released as a Amazon.com exclusive.

WWE @ Ft. Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum – January 30, 2010
canceled

WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ Macon, GA – Coliseum – January 30, 2010
Yoshi Tatsu pinned Zack Ryder with a spin kick off the top
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre pinned John Morrison with his feet on the ropes for leverage
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Layla & Natalya Neidhart
Finlay pinned Tyler Reks after hitting him with the shillelagh
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned MVP with the Skull Crushing Finale
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Ezekiel Jackson with the Killswitch
The Big Show pinned Mark Henry with the punch after a matter of seconds
Kofi Kingston, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes when Rhodes was pinned after sustaining the superkick and Pedigree
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification when Sheamus shoved the referee

Royal Rumble 2010 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena – January 31, 2010 (16,697; 13,500 paid; sell out)
Kelly Kelly, Eve, Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse, Natalya Neidhart, Jillian Hall, Katie Lea, & Alicia Fox when Kelly pinned Hall with a crossbody off the top
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Matt Striker on commentary; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Tiffany in which Cryme Tyme walked in upset that only one of them could be in the Royal Rumble match and said they had arranged to get someone else’s spot; moments later, the Great Khali walked in, with Cryme Tyme explaining Khali would give them his spot in exchange for kissing Tiffany; Runjin Singh appeared moments later to call it off and said he and Khali were keeping it real; Singh then he and Khali got all their lingo from ‘Family Matters’ reruns; Long then said Cryme Tyme should be ashamed of themselves and that they were looking like fools with their pants on the ground, with the group then singing “Pants on the Ground;” WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin then appeared, mocking the song and comparing it to “Who Let the Dogs Out?” in that it was forgettable but everyone would remember him winning the Royal Rumble; Long responded by saying Miz would defend his title against MVP later in the show; after Miz left, Khali & Singh began singing “Who Let the Dogs Out?”; featured a backstage segment with Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes in which Rhodes said he would be there to help Orton but that Ted Dibiase Jr. had been telling people he would win the Rumble to get a shot at WWE World Champion Sheamus, who Dibiase predicted would beat Orton; included a backstage segment with Chris Jericho and the Big Show in which the two discussed Show’s new team with Miz, with Jericho saying Miz was only using him; moments later, R-Truth walked in and said if Show doesn’t toss Jericho out of the Rumble then he would himself; featured a backstage segment with Orton and Dibiase in which Dibiase wished Orton good luck and said Rhodes had picked Sheamus to win, with Orton then saying he didn’t need any help in his match; included an ad promoting the following night’s Raw with Bret Hart’s return and William Shatner hosting; several members of the National Guard were shown in attendance; featured a “Don’t try this at home” PSA; included a backstage segment with WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Shawn Michaels and Kane in which Kane said – as someone who had made the most eliminations in a single Rumble and had faced World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker at two WrestleManias – Michaels would not win the Rumble to challenge Taker at WrestleMania; after Kane left, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Triple H walked in, with he and Michaels discussing possibly facing each other in the Rumble match; Triple H ended the segment by saying he knew how badly Michaels wanted to win the match and face Taker at WrestleMania but he would have to find another way to make it happen; featured an ad promoting Elimination Chamber 2010; included a video package highlighting the history of the Rumble match:
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Ezekiel Jackson with a reversal into the Killswitch at 12:02; William Regal escorted Jackson to the ring before the match but was ejected from ringside at the 5-minute mark after the referee caught Regal touching Christian outside the ring
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned MVP in an unscheduled match with an inside cradle at 7:31 as the challenger went to climb back into the ring; after the bout, MVP attacked Miz from behind and dropped him with the Playmaker
WWE World Champion Sheamus defeated Randy Orton via disqualification at 12:26 when referee Scott Armstrong saw Cody Rhodes coming out of the crowd to jump the champion on the floor; before the referee called for the bell, Orton dropped Sheamus with the RKO and made the cover; after the contest, Rhodes pleaded to Orton in the ring, while the fans chanted “RKO,” with Orton then punching Rhodes in the face and assaulting him until Ted Dibiase Jr. ran in the ring and pulled him off; Orton then punched Dibiase in the face before stomping Rhodes; moments later, Orton turned around and was kicked in the faced by Sheamus
Mickie James pinned WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool (w/ Layla dressed as “Piggy James”) with the DDT to win the title at the 22-second mark; prior to the match, McCool cut an in-ring promo saying she couldn’t find Mickie, with “Piggy James” then appearing to answer McCool’s comments; moments later, Mickie appeared and jumped Layla on the floor; after the bout, Kelly Kelly, Brie & Nikki Bella, Maria, Eve, and Gail Kim came out with a cake, helped Mickie put McCool and Layla’s faces into the cake, and celebrated Mickie’s title win (WWE’s Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010)
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 11:09 with the powerbomb after catching Mysterio attempting a springboard into the ring; early in the bout, the champion’s nose was busted open
Edge won the 30-man Royal Rumble match by last eliminating John Cena at 49:11; stipulations stated the winner would earn a world title match at WrestleMania 26
Order of entry: Dolph Ziggler (0:00), Evan Bourne (0:00), CM Punk (w/ Serena) (2:05), JTG (3:37), the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) (5:24), Beth Phoenix (6:29), Zack Ryder (8:10), WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Triple H (10:20), WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre (11:46), Ted Dibiase Jr. (12:52), John Morrison (14:22), Kane (16:06), Cody Rhodes (17:31), MVP (na), MVP was immediately attacked from behind by WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, hit with the title belt, and helped backstage, Carlito (20:39), WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin (22:12), MVP (22:23), Matt Hardy (23:40), WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Shawn Michaels (25:10), John Cena (27:11), Shelton Benjamin (28:27), Yoshi Tatsu (29:56), the Big Show (31:32), Mark Henry (33:11), Chris Masters (34:20), R-Truth (35:31), Jack Swagger (36:52), Kofi Kingston (38:28), Chris Jericho (39:56), Edge (42:02), and Batista (43:19)
Order of eliminations: Bourne by Punk after ramming him into Ziggler (2:27); Ziggler by Punk via a clothesline (2:29); after the eliminations, Punk said he could save all the WWE superstars; JTG by Punk (4:02); moments later, Punk took back the mic and said he would become the first ever Straight Edge Royal Rumble winner; Khali by Phoenix by kissing him as she stood on the apron and Khali falling over the top to the floor (7:04); Phoenix by Punk following the Go To Sleep (8:06); Ryder by Punk (8:42); after the elimination, Punk again took the mic and said that he was better than whomever was next, with Triple H then appearing; Punk by Triple H after blocking the Go To Sleep (12:08); MVP and Miz were eliminated following a clothesline by MVP (22:29); Hardy by Kane via a shove as Hardy was on the second turnbuckle (24:01); Kane by Triple H (24:05); Carlito by Michaels (25:14); Dibiase by Michaels (25:26); Rhodes by Michaels (25:31); Morrison by Michaels after missing the Flying Chuck (25:57); McIntyre by Michaels & Triple H via a double clothesline (26:28); Triple H by Michaels via the superkick (28:12); Benjamin by Cena via a back suplex after avoiding the Paydirt (29:15); Tatsu by Cena (30:25); Masters by Show via a throw as Masters attempted the full nelson (34:50); Henry by Truth (35:35); Show by Truth (35:36); Swagger by Kingston by hooking his legs around Swagger as Swagger tried to eliminate him (38:58); Truth by Kofi by hooking his legs around him and dragging him over the top (39:41); Kingston by Cena via the FU after Kingston hit the spin kick to the face to Michaels (41:19); Jericho by Edge (42:19); Michaels by Batista by shoving him off the apron after Michaels superkicked Edge from the apron back into the ring (45:56); after the elimination, Michaels threw the ringside referee out of his way and slid back into the ring; referee Charles Robinson blocked his path and told him to leave the ring, with Michaels then dropping him with the superkick; moments later, Michaels slowly made his way backstage; Batista by Cena (48:33); Cena by Edge (Edge’s surprise return after a 6-month absence)

- 2/1/10: Jack Brisco died at the age of 68.

WWE @ Nashville, TN – Sommet Center – February 1, 2010 (15,184; 12,000 paid; sell out)
Raw – featured an opening graphic noting the passing of Jack Brisco; included Justin Roberts introducing Edge as the winner of the 2010 Royal Rumble, with Edge then appearing and cutting an in-ring promo on his win and the comments made by Chris Jericho at the Slammys in which Jericho thanked Edge for being hurt; Edge then said those comments spurred him on to make sure he didn’t miss a third WrestleMania due to injury; moments later, Edge said Jericho has his Slammy and his mug shot on TMZ while Edge has his shot at WrestleMania; he said he could face World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker – a man who he’s faced and lost to at WrestleMania – or he could face WWE World Champion Sheamus – a man that has never been to WrestleMania – and would make his decision in the near future; moments later, Sheamus interrupted and bragged about his win at the Rumble over Randy Orton, with Edge saying he’s made a career on beating John Cena and has also beaten Orton; Sheamus then told Edge to leave and go back to Smackdown! before he puts him on the shelf for good, with Sheamus then blindsiding Edge until Edge fought him off and dropped him with the spear; included a vignette on the Elimination Chamber; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read more than 2.3 billion photos were viewed on WWE.com the previous year; included a video recapping the Montreal Screwjob; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Vince McMahon in which McMahon said no one was likely to see Bret Hart during the show; moments later, McMahon walked into his office and yelled at a Canadian off screen, with guest host William Shatner then being shown and saying he couldn’t wait to see Hart embarass McMahon later in the show; featured a fake TV ad promoting Shatner’s spoken-word album in which he covered the theme songs of John Cena, Rey Mysterio Jr., and WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels; included a backstage segment in which Triple H confronted Michaels on eliminating him from the Rumble, then laughed it off; Michaels then said he wasn’t supposed to be eliminated, should have won, and should have been able to face and defeat Taker at WrestleMania; Triple H then said Michaels had to get over his obsession and focus on getting into the Elimination Chamber; featured a WrestleMania 26 ad to the tune of Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It;” included a backstage segment with Randy Orton and Ted Dibiase Jr. in which Dibiase congratulated Orton on his win and apologized for what happened the previous night, with Orton then staring at him and walking off; featured clips of McMahon’s comments in the wake of the Montreal Screwjob; included a video package in tribute to Brisco’s passing; featured a backstage segment in which Maryse interrupted Gail Kim speaking with Kelly Kelly and said what was going on with WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James and Michelle McCool were doing on Smackdown! was a disgrace and wanted to have a great wrestling match with Gail to determine the new Divas Champion; included a backstage segment with WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin and the Big Show, sitting in Shatner’s set for “Shatner’s Raw Nerve” in which Miz said Show would be WWE World Champion at the Elimination Chamber; moments later, CM Punk, Luke Gallows, and Serena walked in wanting a rematch for the WWE Unified Tag Team titles, with Miz & Show saying they wanted the title shot; Shatner then walked in – as “Raw Match Negotiator” – and said Punk & Gallows vs. Miz & Show vs. DX would take place the following week; featured a backstage segment with Triple H and Michaels in which Triple H tried to snap Michaels out of his depression and said there were plenty of other guys Michaels could face at WrestleMania, with Michaels replying with “Not for me” and walking off; included an ad promoting Edge hosting “The Cutting Edge” Friday on Smackdown! with Taker as his guest; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read Raw was the #1 show on cable the previous week – beating every show on TNT, A&E, Spike, VH1, Fox News, MTV, TBS, and ESPN; featured clips of McMahon assaulting Hart the previous month on Raw; included an ad promoting WWE The Music Vol. 10 “A New Day;” featured the announcement NASCAR’s Carl Edwards would host the following week’s show; included a closing in-ring segment in which Jerry Lawler introduced Shatner, who was escorted out by Brie & Nikki Bella; Shatner then brought out Bret Hart, noting he was a fellow Canadian and his hero; after Hart came out, the two shook hands and Shatner left the ring; Hart then said he came back to the WWE for the right reasons but he didn’t come to Nashville to find peace but rather to confront McMahon; McMahon appeared moments later and said he doesn’t regret anything he’s done or said to Hart, with Hart replying it was the first honest thing McMahon has ever said to him; Hart noted the comments from John Cena that McMahon was pathetic, with Hart referencing his stroke and being confined to a wheelchair and feeling pathetic; Hart said he promised himself he would never feel pathetic again, and then said he was back to feeling pathetic when McMahon kicked him weeks earlier; Hart said he worked for McMahon for years just hoping McMahon would someday appreciate him, then said – if he was nothing more than a piece of chewing gum – he still had enough flavor to kick McMahon’s ass then and there; McMahon replied by saying Hart’s catchphrases made him sick, wasn’t a hero to anyone, and was pathetic; McMahon then said Hart would have been nothing without the likes of Steve Austin, Mr. Perfect, and Shawn Michaels – who actually had charisma and a command over the English language; McMahon then said Stu Hart wasn’t going in this year’s Hall of Fame because he doesn’t deserve it, with Hart then kicking McMahon, pulling his jacket over his head, repeatedly punched him, and set him up for the Sharpshooter until Batista made the save and assaulted Hart; Batista then held Hart so McMahon could spit in his face as the crowd chanted “Cena”:
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: John Cena pinned Cody Rhodes with the FU at 2:53; prior to the match, an on-screen graphic advertised Stacy Keibler appearing on “Psych” later in the week
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Triple H pinned Jack Swagger with a reversal into the Pedigree at 9:10
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Randy Orton pinned Shawn Michaels at 6:39 with a roll up immediately after Michaels attempted a kip up; during the bout, it was noted Michaels was fined for assaulting a referee the previous night at the Royal Rumble
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Ted Dibiase Jr. pinned Mark Henry at 3:06 with a modified DDT after Henry struck the turnbuckle shoulder-first
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Kofi Kingston defeated the Big Show via disqualification at 8:18 after Show, temporarily blinded, accidentally knocked out the referee with a punch; WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin provided guest commentary for the bout until he was chased backstage in the final moments by MVP who came out of the crowd; after the contest, Show argued with referee Scott Armstrong over the decision before throwing around the ring steps as the initial referee was tended to in the ring and placed on a stretcher
WWE Superstars – 2/4/10 – included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE.com had more than 4.3 billion page views in 2009 – beating CBS.com, ABC.com, NBC.com, UFC.com, Fox.com, NBA.com, and Nascar.com; featured an ad for WWE The Music Vol. 10 “A New Day;” included a vignette of Edge and his win at the Royal Rumble; featured an ad promoting WWE NXT on SyFy:
Alicia Fox & Katie Lea defeated Kelly Kelly & Eve at 5:07 when Alicia pinned Kelly when the momentum of a crossbody off the top by Kelly put Alicia on top; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Evan Bourne pinned Carlito at 12:52 with a sunset flip / powerbomb off the top followed by Air Bourne; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Dark match after the show: John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification when Batista attacked Cena and eventually hit a powerbomb onto the steel ring steps in the ring

WWE @ Memphis, TX – Fed-Ex Forum – February 2, 2010
ECW – featured an opening segment of ‘The Abraham Washington Show,’ with Washington and Tony Atlas, in which Washington said he had been off TV the past several weeks because he was being recruited by NBC to host ‘The Tonight Show;’ Washington then said he turned it down because he didn’t want to deprive the WWE Universe; after Atlas made fun of Washington, Washington noted that Vince McMahon would be out later to address the future of ECW and said perhaps Atlans won’t have a future; moments later, Washington introduced ECW World Champion Christian as his guest, with Christian talking about his win at the Royal Rumble over Ezekiel Jackson; Zack Ryder, with Rosa Mendes, then interrupted with Ryder showing Gregory Helms’ mugshot on the big screen and made fun of the fact he got arrested for “being in a drunken brawl;” Christian then suggested Ryder was jealous because Helms made it on TMZ, said everyone makes mistakes, and then made fun of Ryder and Mendes; Ryder eventually got in Christian’s face, with Christian shoving him onto Washington’s couch; included a WrestleMania ad to the tune of Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It;” featured the announcement that Batista and John Cena had a confrontation after Monday Night Raw went off the air and footage of that altercation would air Friday on Smackdown!; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE.com had more than 4.3 billion page views in 2009 – beating CBS.com, ABC.com, NBC.com, UFC.com, Fox.com, NBA.com, and Nascar.com; featured an ad promoting “The Best of Raw: 2009;” included a promo by Vince McMahon at the entrance stage in which he announced ECW would be off the air in 3 weeks and thanked those that helped make ECW the success that it was; the segment, which appeared to be heavily edited, continued when McMahon went on to state a new WWE program would take ECW’s timeslot on the network; featured Helms conducting an in-ring interview with Ezekiel Jackson & William Regal regarding Jackson’s loss at the Rumble; moments later, Regal brought up the fact Helms was having a tough week and said it was only going to get worse, with Jackson & Regal then double teaming Helms before Jackson dropped him with the uranagi and Regal followed with the knee to the head; eventually, Christian ran out and cleared the ring with a kendo stick:
Vance Archer pinned Shelton Benjamin at 9:46 by putting both feet on the ropes for leverage
Yoshi Tatsu (w/ Goldust) pinned Trent Baretta (w/ Caylen Croft) at 3:58 with the kick to the head
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes) via disqualification in a non-title match at 5:26 when Ezekiel Jackson, alongside William Regal, attacked the champion after Christian dropped Ryder with the Killswitch; after the bout, Jackson assaulted Christian on the floor and threw him into the ring steps as the show ended
WWE Superstars – 2/4/10: John Morrison, Matt Hardy, & the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre, David Hart Smith, & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 12:39 when Khali pinned Smith with the tree slam after Hardy dropped Smith with the Twist of Fate; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Smackdown! – 2/5/10 – featured an opening in-ring promo by Chris Jericho in which he said he should have won the Royal Rumble and deserved to be in the main event of WrestleMania after beating four men at WrestleMania 25; Jericho then said that while Edge had been out recovering for 7 months, Jericho was selling out arenas and carrying the company on his back and was too good to settle for nothing at WrestleMania; he said Teddy Long told him he would have to qualify for the Elimination Chamber and then told Long to come out and make the situation right; Jericho then went backstage when Long didn’t show and demanded to be shown where Long’s office was, walking past David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, and Natalya Neidhart before storming into Long’s office where he found Edge instead of Long; Edge said Jericho created the monster and caused him to come back for revenge, with Jericho saying he would make Edge regret it and Edge saying he would make Jericho regret it instead; included a video package recapping the Elimination Chamber; featured footage from after Monday Night Raw went off the air in which John Cena tended to an injured Bret Hart and raised his arm; moments later, Batista returned to the ring, attacked Cena from behind, assaulted him around ringside, hit him with the ring steps, and dropped him with a powerbomb onto the ring steps inside the ring; included a backstage segment with CM Punk, Luke Gallows, and Serena in which Punk reminded them that there is no Straight Edge Society without him and that he needed their support and devotion to overcome Batista later in the show, after his attacks on Hart and Cena; featured an ad promoting “The Best of Raw: 2009;” included a “Did you know?” graphic which read in 2009 2.3 billion photos were viewed on WWE.com; featured a backstage segment of “Word Up” with Cryme Tyme in which the word of the day was “king,” in reference to Elvis Presley, BB King, and Jerry Lawler, who appeared late in the segment; included an ad for WWE NXT; featured a closing in-ring segment of “The Cutting Edge” in which Edge said he was happy to be back home, defied doctors’ odds, returned to the ring months early, and was now on his way to WrestleMania; Edge then showed footage of his fight with WWE World Champion Sheamus during Raw and was on course to introduce World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker as his guest for the night until he was interrupted by Jericho; Jericho said Edge didn’t deserve to win the Rumble, with Edge reminding him that he eliminated Jericho en route to win the match and said he was sick of Jericho’s catchphrases and persona; Punk, Gallows, and Serena then came out, with Punk insulting both Edge and Jericho and saying he’s had the most success against Taker and would win the Elimination Chamber; moments later, Taker appeared in the ring and, alongside Edge, cleared Jericho, Punk, Gallows, and Serena from the ring; Edge then sized Taker up for the spear but Taker turned around and the two faced off as the show ended:
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: John Morrison defeated WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre and Kane at 8:25 in a No DQ match by pinning Kane with Starship Pain after McIntyre hit Kane with the title belt and the double underhook DDT and Morrison kicked McIntyre in the face
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: R-Truth pinned Mike Knox with the Lie Detector at 1:35
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows & Serena) defeated Batista via count-out at 1:48 when Batista walked out of the match before the two locked up
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Chris Jericho pinned Matt Hardy with the Codebreaker at 6:59 after holding onto the ropes to block the Twist of Fate; prior to the bout, Hardy congratulated Maria backstage for her work on ‘Celebrity Appearance,’ with Maria wishing him good luck in his match; Hardy busted his mouth open during the bout
WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James & Beth Phoenix defeated Michelle McCool & Layla in an impromptu match at 2:38 when Mickie pinned Layla with a roll up, moments after Beth knocked down her own partner, knocked down McCool, and then walked out of the match; prior to the bout, Mickie cut an in-ring promo regarding her title win at the Royal Rumble until she was interrupted by Phoenix who said while Mickie spent the night beating up little girls, she was in the Rumble match with 29 men; Phoenix congratulated Mickie on her win but said she would take the title any time she wanted; Vickie Guerrero then appeared, said she would determine who faces who when, and said Mickie & Beth would face McCool & Layla in a tag team match; McCool & Layla then appeared, wearing “Simply Flawless” sweatshirts, and shook Vickie’s hand on their way to the ring
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Dolph Ziggler at 10:38 with a reversal into a victory roll; after the bout, Mysterio fought off Ziggler and hit the 619
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated Batista after Chris Jericho, Matt Hardy, CM Punk, and Rey Mysterio Jr. interfered

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Tyler, TX – Oil Palace – February 5, 2010
R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler
The Great Khali defeated Mike Knox
Luke Gallows defeated Goldust; after the match, David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd attacked Goldust, with Cryme Tyme making the save
Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
Kane fought WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre to a double count-out
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Matt Hardy
WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James & Savannah defeated Beth Phoenix & Layla
Edge & John Morrison defeated Chris Jericho & CM Punk

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Waco, TX – Heart O’Texas Fair Complex – February 6, 2010
Featured a segment in which CM Punk appeared and tried to save a fan in the crowd by shaving his hair; after the fan refused, he was attacked until Rey Mysterio Jr. made the save
Kane pinned Mike Knox with the chokeslam
Goldust & Vladimir Kozlov defeated William Regal & Tyler Reks
WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James pinned Michelle McCool with the kick; Beth Phoenix was the guest referee for the match but ring announcer Savannah made the pinfall herself after Phoenix attacked the champion and Savannah pulled Phoenix to the floor
Cryme Tyme & Maria defeated David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, & Natalya Neidhart
Matt Hardy pinned Finlay with the Twist of Fate
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated R-Truth and John Morrison
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Ezekiel Jackson with the Unprettier
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned CM Punk following the 619

WWE (Raw) @ Alexandria, LA – Rapides Parish Coliseum – February 6, 2010 (5,400)
Paul Burchill defeated Johnny Curtis (Burchill’s last match)
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned MVP
Randy Orton pinned Kofi Kingston
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification

WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ Lake Charles, LA – Civic Center – February 7, 2010
Chris Masters (w/ Eve) defeated Tyler Reks
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Evan Bourne & Mark Henry
Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse, Alicia Fox, & Katie Lea
John Morrison defeated CM Punk
Kane fought WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre to a double count-out
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Ezekiel Jackson
Jack Swagger defeated Santino Marella
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated MVP, Carlito, and Kofi Kingston
John Cena & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus & Randy Orton

WWE @ Huntsville, TX – Johnson Coliseum – February 7, 2010
canceled

WWE @ Lafayette, LA – Cajundome – February 8, 2010
Raw – featured an opening segment in which guest host Carl Edwards was seen spinning his car in the parking lot and into the arena; after the car entered the arena, it was revealed Hornswoggle, not Edwards, was driving; Kelly Kelly then introduced Edwards in the ring, with Edwards then coming out alongside Brie & Nikki Bella; Edwards then did a backflip off the top before taking the mic, recognizing the New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl the day before, and noted the Daytona 500 was coming up; Edwards said he had a friend in John Cena, with WWE World Champion Sheamus then interrupting, noting he aimed to get to WrestleMania as champion, and said he should be the last man to enter the Elimination Chamber; ECW World Champion Christian then walked out, shook Edwards’ hand, and said Edge came out the previous week and said he would face either World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker or Sheamus at WrestleMania without mentioning Christian; Christian then noted Vince McMahon’s announcement that ECW was going off the air, insulted Sheamus, said all the ECW stars would become free agents, and thought he would test the waters on Raw by challenging Sheamus to a match later in the show; Edwards agreed, leading into the opening match; included a backstage segment with WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels in which Michaels apologized for being obsessed with facing Taker and said he wanted DX to be together at WrestleMania, with Triple H saying he was focused on winning the Elimination Chamber; featured the announcement Bret Hart had been banned from the arena, followed by footage of what happened the previous week after Raw went off the air in which Batista attacked John Cena and dropped him with a powerbomb onto the steel ring steps; included a backstage segment in which Cody Rhodes confronted Ted Dibiase Jr. about qualifying for the Elimination Chamber, with Dibiase saying he was better than Rhodes; as the two argued, Randy Orton walked in and questioned whether Dibiase thought he was better than Orton and then said Dibiase would be facing Cena later in the show; Orton then confronted Rhodes on costing him his match at the Royal Rumble and said he would face him later in the show; featured an ad promoting WWE NXT; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE Unified Tag Team Champions the Big Show & WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin regarding their title victory, during which Show said Miz proved he was a better tag team partner than Chris Jericho and Miz saying they would dominate all of the WWE; featured a backstage segment in which Shawn Michaels confronted Carlito and Alicia Fox regarding the whereabouts of someone, then found Teddy Long nearby and asked him to trade him to Smackdown! so he could get into the Elimination Chamber and beat the Undertaker; Long then said the match was already set, with Michaels pinning him against the wall until Triple H broke it up; Triple H then asked whether Michaels was willing to throw his career away, with Michaels saying his career was over and then superkicking Long; included the announcement Ted Dibiase Sr. would be inducted into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame, followed by a video package recapping his WWE career; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read Raw was the #1 show on cable the previous week and out rated college basketball on ESPN by 3 to 1; included a backstage segment with Edwards and Jared, with Santino Marella then walking in and singing the “$5 footlong theme;” Marella then complained that Jack Swagger must pay for taking him out of the Rumble, with Edwards making a match between Santino and Swagger for Thursday on WWE Superstars; moments later, Kofi Kingston and suggested Edwards set up singles matches for the next week between all the Elimination Chamber participants; they then discussed the integrity and class the next week’s host would have, leading into the announcement Jerry Springer would be the host; the camera then cut backstage as Edwards spoke but the audio cut out; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Edwards in which he announced Sheamus would face Orton the following week, Dibiase would face Kingston, and Triple H would face Cena:
WWE World Champion Sheamus pinned ECW World Champion Christian in a non-title match at 9:44 with the crucifix powerbomb after ramming Christian shoulder-first into the ringpost and kicking him in the face (The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show defeated CM Punk & Luke Gallows (w/ Serena) and WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels in an elimination match to win the titles at around the 16-minute mark; during the ring entrances, it was announced the Baton Rouge show would take place the following night as the Smackdown! taping; following Punk & Gallows’ entrance, Punk cut an in-ring promo claiming the part of the country heavily relied on drugs and alcohol, noting Mardi Gras and their celebrating the Super Bowl win; Punk then noted Jared Fogle from Subway was in attendance and said he would be the perfect spokesperson for the Straight Edge Society, with Jared saying no; Punk then said he expected as much and said he would make an example out of him, then sent Gallows and Serena out to get him; moments later, they were interrupted by DX’s entrance; during his entrance, it was noted Show was fined for striking the referee during the previous week’s show; Teddy Long sat ringside for the match; eliminations: Michaels pinned Punk with the superkick after avoiding the Go To Sleep at around the 10-minute mark; Miz pinned Michaels with a roll up after causing Michaels to collide with Triple H after Michaels tagged himself into the match against Triple H’s wishes; after the bout, Michaels stormed off (the match began during the commercial break) (The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray, The Big Show: A Giant’s World)
Gail Kim pinned Jillian Hall at the 55-second mark with the modified jawbreaker; Maryse provided guest commentary for the bout; during the match, it was noted Maryse and Kim would compete for the vacant WWE Divas Title at Elimination Chamber; after the bout, Maryse took the mic, entered the ring, and said she was a big fan of Gail’s and was looking forward to having the best match of her life; Maryse then began speaking French and chuckling before wishing Gail good luck and shaking her hand
Cody Rhodes pinned Randy Orton at 2:47 with Crossroads after WWE World Champion Sheamus slid in and out of the ring, distracting Orton; after the bout, Sheamus kicked Orton in the head; moments later, Rhodes forced Sheamus from the ring with a steel chair
John Cena fought Ted Dibiase Jr. to a no contest when Cena jumped Dibiase before the match began, threw him to the floor, threw him into the ringside barricade, and applied the STFU; moments later, Cena took the mic and cut an in-ring promo regarding the attack he sustained the previous week from Batista and challenged him to try to come out and finish the job; following the commercial break, Cena remained in the ring and determined that maybe Batista’s attack was part of a business decision orchestrated by Vince McMahon; Cena then said if he wasn’t going to fight Batista, he wanted to talk to McMahon; McMahon then appeared surrounded by 10 security guards, eventually giving them up to enter the ring with Cena and admitted he did pay off Batista to attack Bret Hart but Cena was never part of the equation; Cena responded by saying McMahon was only about money while he lived for moments like being part of the Elimination Chamber and WrestleMania; Cena then said he spoke with Hart and Hart said he wanted to wrestle McMahon at WrestleMania; Cena then left the ring, asking whether McMahon was up to the challenge; after Cena continued to prod him, McMahon eventually gave in and accepted the challenge; Cena then said there was one person left for McMahon to tell and went backstage; as McMahon began to cut a promo on Hart and reviewed the footage of him spitting in Hart’s face the previous week; moments later, Hart came out of the crowd, jumped McMahon, and then fought off two security guards that got in his way; moments later, McMahon – from the entrance stage – rejected the offer for a match at WrestleMania as Hart chased him bakcstage with a chair; Hart then began tearing up the production area near the entrance stage, threw around the ringside monitors, and destroyed the commentary table as the show went off the air
WWE Superstars – 2/11/10: Jack Swagger pinned Santino Marella at 4:39 with a clothesline and the gutwrench powerbomb after avoiding the Cobra; prior to the match, Marella cut an in-ring promo on Swagger forcing him out of the Royal Rumble match; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match

- 2/9/10: WWE Japan held a ceremony at Tokyo’s Hotel Okura to commemorate Antonio Inoki being inducted into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame.

WWE @ New Orleans, LA – Arena – February 9, 2010
Moved to Baton Rouge, LA due to the city of New Orleans hosting a parade for the New Orleans Saints; the parade was scheduled regardless of whether the Saints won the Super Bowl or not, which they did; the New Orleans event was postponned until May 28

WWE @ Baton Rouge, LA – River Center – February 9, 2010
Moved from New Orleans, LA
Slam Master J & Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Tyler Reks & Johnny Curtis when Yang pinned Reks with the moonsault
ECW – featured an opening backstage segment in which Tiffany addressed the ECW roster – ECW World Champion Christian, Goldust, Yoshi Tatsu, William Regal, Ezekiel Jackson, Abraham Washington, Tony Atlas, Caylen Croft & Trent Baretta, Shelton Benjamin, Vance Archer, Zack Ryder, and Rosa Mendes regarding the fact WWE NXT would replace ECW in two weeks and that all of the talent would be going to the brand of their choice; moments later, Tiffany put on Mardi Gras beads and told the roster to have fun; Ryder, alongside Mendes, then began complaining to Tiffany but she just said “Woo woo woo, you know it” in response; included a video package announcing Ted Dibiase as the first inductee into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame; featured an ad promoting WWE NXT; included a backstage promo by ECW World Champion Christian in which he accepted Jackson & Regal’s challenge from earlier in the night and proposed they make it an extreme rules match:
Yoshi Tatsu & Goldust defeated Caylen Croft & Trent Baretta at 12:06 when Tatsu pinned Croft with the kick to the head after avoiding a roll up; stipulations stated the winners would earn a WWE Unified Tag Team Title shot the following week
Ezekiel Jackson (w/ William Regal) pinned Perry Wallace with the uranage at 1:13; after the bout, Jackson threw his opponent to the floor before Regal took the mic and said it was a travesty what happened to Jackson at the Royal Rumble; Regal then said Tiffany had done a horrible job as ECW general manager and said she should give Jackson a rematch the following week to redeem herself; Jackson then took the mic and said ECW World Champion Christian’s reign would end with the last night of ECW
Shelton Benjamin pinned Vance Archer in a No DQ, no count-out match at 14:02 with a flying neckbreaker and Paydirt; prior to the bout, Benjamin cut an in-ring promo in which he said he came to ECW thinking he was too good for ECW and was quickly proven wrong; Benjamin then praised the ECW roster for their dedication and said he would miss them all except Archer; late in the bout, the trainer tended to Benjamin after he cut his head after being thrown into the commentary table
WWE Superstars – 2/11/10 – featured a segment of “Ask the Divas” in which Gail Kim, Katie Lea, Alicia Fox, Beth Phoenix, Maria, Natalya Neidhart, Brie & Nikki Bella spoke about buying guys Valentine’s Day gifts and who their celebrity Valentine would be; included a video package noting Ted Dibiase as the first inductee into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame; featured an ad promoting WWE NXT; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read 2.3 billion images were viewed on WWE.com in 2009; featured a vignette on John Cena; included the Santino Marella vs. Jack Swagger match taped 2/8/10 in Lafayette, LA; featured a WrestleMania 26 ad to the tune of Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It”:
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes) in a non-title match with the Killswitch at 10:01; Josh Matthews & Byron Saxton provided commentary for the match
Dolph Ziggler pinned JTG with the Zig Zag at 13:01 after JTG missed a charge in the corner; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match; after the bout, it was announced Chris Jericho would face World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker the following night on Smackdown! in a No DQ, non-title match
Smackdown! – featured an ad promoting “John Morrison: Rock Star;” included a backstage segment in which Michelle McCool & Layla confronted WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James, with Mickie eventually tossing their pie into the face of Vickie Guerrero; featured Josh Matthews conducting an in-ring interview with Batista, with Batista taking the mic and forcing Matthews from the ring; moments later, Batista sat on the top rope, then began walking around the ring until he stared at a fan wearing a John Cena T-shirt; Batista then climbed back into the ring, dropped the mic, and went to leave; he eventually stopped, returned to the ring – as if he was going to give an explanation for his recent actions – but again dropped the mic, kicked it away, and left ringside; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 to the tune of Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It;” featured a segment in which Teddy Long addressed the fact Batista didn’t want to talk to the fans and said Batista would face Edge; included a video package noting Ted Dibiase as the first inductee into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame, afterwards it was announced the next inductee would be announced Monday on Raw; featured an ad promoting WWE NXT:
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows & Serena) at 14:53 by reversing the Go To Sleep into a hurricanrana and roll up; after the bout, Gallows and Serena assaulted Mysterio in the ring, with Gallows eventually putting Mysterio on Punk’s shoulders so Punk could hit the Go To Sleep
Kane fought WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre to a double count-out in a non-title match at 6:58 when both men began brawling on the floor after falling out of the ring; prior to the bout, McIntyre cut an in-ring promo saying he said he didn’t care who his opponent would be because he’s undefeated and unstoppable; following Kane’s appearance, McIntyre said he had nothing to prove to Kane and that Kane could get his match, just the following week; Kane then attacked McIntyre to start the match; after the contest, McIntyre attacked Kane in the ring and attempted to use the title belt as a weapon but Kane dropped him with the chokeslam and then laid the title belt on his body (McIntyre’s first appearance with new theme music)
Michelle McCool & Layla defeated WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James in a handicap match at 3:01 when McCool scored the pin with a kick and the Faithbreaker after Mickie knocked Layla to the floor; the bout was scheduled as Layla vs. Mickie but, within a minute of the bell ringing, Vickie Guerrero came out and announced the bout was now a handicap match also involving McCool
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) & Matt Hardy (w/ Maria) defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) when Hardy pinned Kidd with a reversal of a roll up at 2:10, moments after Maria attacked Natalya on the floor; following their entrance, Hardy took the mic and introduced Maria as his Valentine, with Maria then coming out and hugging Hardy
R-Truth defeated John Morrison at the 53-second mark when Morrison tweaked his right ankle while flipping over Truth’s back; prior to the bout, Morrison gave his sunglasses to a ringside fan; both men shook hands to open the match; after the contest, Truth, a trainer, and the referee tended to Morrison in the ring and helped him to his feet
Chris Jericho pinned World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker in a No DQ non-title match with the Codebreaker at 7:35, moments after Edge – who did guest commentary for the match – interfered and hit the spear on the champion after Jericho sustained the powerbomb; prior to the bout, Edge cut an in-ring promo regarding his win at the Royal Rumble, the fact he would not have to compete in the Elimination Chamber, and the potential to challenge any one of 12 men that would compete in the Chamber; Edge then indicated he might want to face Taker at WrestleMania and alluded to his match the following week against Batista until he was interrupted by Jericho; Jericho then referenced seeing Edge suffer the injury that took him out of action 6 months and said he should do himself a favor by facing the WWE World Champion at WrestleMania because Jericho would walk out of the Elimination Chamber with the World Heavyweight Title; Jericho then said bad things would happen to Edge again if he continued to antagonize him; late in the match, Taker threw Jericho into Edge at the commentary table and kicked Edge in the face moments later
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker pinned Batista after CM Punk, Luke Gallows, Chris Jericho, Matt Hardy, and Kane interfered

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Quito, Ecuador – Ruminahui Coliseum – February 11, 2010 (13,000+)
John Morrison & Matt Hardy defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd when Hardy pinned Kidd with the Twist of Fate
Goldust pinned Zack Ryder with the Final Cut
Michelle McCool defeated Beth Phoenix
Kane fought WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre to a double count-out
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Ezekiel Jackson with the Killswitch
CM Punk pinned R-Truth with the Go To Sleep after Truth became distracted by Luke Gallows
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Batista & Chris Jericho when Taker pinned Jericho with a chokeslam

WWE (Raw) @ East Lansing, MI – Breslin Student Events Center – February 12, 2010
Kelly Kelly served as hostess of the show
Yoshi Tatsu pinned William Regal with the kick to the head
Evan Bourne pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Shooting Star Press
Chris Masters (w/ Eve) defeated Santino Marella in a Masterlock Challenge; stipulations stated Marella would have won Eve had he won
WWE US & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Kofi Kingston and MVP by pinning MVP after MVP sustained Kingston’s spin kick to the head and the champion threw Kingston to the floor; after the bout, MVP and Kingston shook hands
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Cody Rhodes & Jack Swagger (sub. for Ted Dibiase Jr., who didn’t appear due to inclement weather) when Triple H pinned Swagger after Hornswoggle interfered
Gail Kim, Nikki & Brie Bella defeated Maryse, Jillian Hall, & Katie Lea when Kim pinned Maryse with the modified jawbreaker
Mark Henry pinned Carlito with the powerslam
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification; the bell didn’t ring until Sheamus submitted to Cena’s STFU; after the match, Cena dropped Sheamus with the FU

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Guayaquil, Ecuador – Voltaire Paladines Coliseum – February 12, 2010
R-Truth & Matt Hardy defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd when Hardy pinned Smith with the Twist of Fate
Goldust pinned Zack Ryder with the Curtain Call
Beth Phoenix pinned Michelle McCool with the Glam Slam
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Ezekiel Jackson with the Killswitch
Kane pinned CM Punk with the chokeslam
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre pinned John Morrison after avoiding the Starship Pain
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chris Jericho with the 619
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker pinned Batista with the chokeslam

WWE (Raw) @ Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center – February 13, 2010
Chris Masters defeated Carlito
Yoshi Tatsu defeated William Regal
Evan Bourne defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Kofi Kingston and MVP
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes
Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse, Alicia Fox, & Jillian Hall
Mark Henry defeated Jack Swagger
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ San Jose, Costa Rica – Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium – February 13, 2010
ECW World Champion Christian & Goldust defeated Ezekiel Jackson & Zack Ryder
John Morrison & Matt Hardy defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith
Beth Phoenix defeated Michelle McCool
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated Kane
CM Punk defeated R-Truth
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chris Jericho
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker pinned Batista after twice hitting the powerbomb; moments earlier, Taker hit the powerbomb but Batista kicked out

WWE @ Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Center – February 14, 2010 (matinee)
Moved from 2/5/10 and then 2/11/10 due to weather

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Guadalajara, Mexico – VFG Arena – February 14, 2010
R-Truth & Matt Hardy defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
Goldust defeated Zack Ryder
Beth Phoenix defeated Michelle McCool
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Ezekiel Jackson
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated John Morrison
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker & Kane defeated Chris Jericho & CM Punk following simultaneous chokeslams
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Batista following the 619 and West Coast Pop

WWE @ Des Monies, IA – Wells Fargo Arena – February 15, 2010
Raw – included a crawl throughout the show announcing the Westminster Kennel Dog Show was airing live on CNBC; featured an opening segment in which the Iowa National Guard Color Guard presented the flags as 15-year-old Allison Buel sang the National Anthem in honor of President’s Day; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read the previous week’s Raw was seen by more people than both NBA games on TNT combined; featured an in-ring promo by Bret Hart in which he said Vince McMahon didn’t want to show up to the show but Hart came with intent of finishing their feud then and there; Hart then mentioned McMahon’s line of “You deserved to be screwed,” said Vince deserved to have the holy hell beaten out of him, and said he looked forward to beating McMahon at WrestleMania but that’s not to be; Hart then thanked all the WWE superstars backstage for welcoming him and the fans for supporting him; Hart singled out John Cena for his support and, since his issue with Vince wasn’t going to be resolved, he said goodbye to the fans before leaving the ring; moments later, Hart was seen speaking backstage with Kofi Kingston, Jack Swagger, Alicia Fox, Primo Colon, Gail Kim, and Evan Bourne in which they wished him well; moments later, Hart was seen speaking with Cena, with Cena trying to talk Hart out of leaving before Hart walked out of view; a woman then accidentally backed into Hart’s limo, with Hart’s leg becoming seriously injured; Gail, Primo, and Bourne then came to check on Hart as he was helped out of the car and onto a stretcher; Hart was then taking from the arena in an ambulance; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read no WWE superstar has won more than one Elimination Chamber match except for Triple H, who has won 4; featured an in-ring segment in which Justin Roberts introduced Jerry Springer as the guest host of the show, with Springer then coming out with two of the security guards from his show; Springer then said he was going to host a special segment of his show called “The WWE’s most intimate relationships revealed;” Springer then introduced Kelly Kelly, who announced she was pregnant, didn’t know who the father was for sure, but she had a good idea; moments later, Santino Marella came out, hugged Kelly, and shook Springer’s hand, calling him Maurey Povich; Kelly then said, after Santino left that night, she needed someone to finish the job, with Michael Cole then saying his thing with Kelly was a secret; Jerry Lawler then claimed he was the one responsible and joined everyone else in the ring, with Springer saying Kelly was too old for Lawler and he usually picks up his kids at recess; Brie & Nikki Bella then came out to the ring, with Nikki saying Brie was a man; the Bellas then began to fight each other until they were held apart by security; when Springer again asked who was in the room that night with Kelly, Chris Masters came out, with Kelly confirming it was him; Eve then stormed out to the ring, with she and Kelly getting in a catfight until they were pulled apart; when Eve confronted Masters, Masters said Eve wasn’t giving him what he needed; Eve then admitted to having her own affair, with the Great Khali, alongside Runjin Singh, then coming out to the ring, picking up Eve, and kissing her; Springer then said he had the results of the paternity test and said the father was Hornswoggle, with Hornswoggle then running out to the ring and hugging Kelly; out of disgust, Springer said the WWE was crazier then his own show and then left the ring; after Springer got halfway up the ramp, Lawler admitted that they all got together to freak Springer out and that none of the stories were actually true; Lawler then said Khali wasn’t even sure what was going on, with Singh saying Khali was with the fans in thinking it was a giant waste of time; Lawler then said Springer’s intimate relationship was about to be revealed, with Mae Young then coming out and kissing Springer’s face as the talent in the ring chanted “Jerry;” included an ad promoting “John Morrison: Rock Star;” featured the announcement Antonio Inoki would be inducted into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame; included surveillance footage from another angle of Hart’s leg injury sustained earlier in the show; featured a video package hyping the Elimination Chamber; included a “Final Thought” by Springer in which he spoke about the potential outcomes of the Eliminaion Chamber before leaving with Young; featured the announcement Jewel & Ty Murray would host the following week’s show:
WWE World Champion Sheamus defeated Randy Orton via disqualification in a non-title match at 8:34 when, after Sheamus attacked Ted Dibiase Jr. on the floor, Cody Rhodes jumped Sheamus from behind; Dibiase & Rhodes appeared ringside mid-way through the match; after the bout, Dibiase & Rhodes tried to speak to Orton in the ring; moments later, Orton dropped Rhodes with the RKO, Sheamus kicked Dibiase in the face, and Orton dropped Sheamus with the RKO
MVP & Mark Henry defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show in a non-title match at 6:34 when MVP pinned Miz with a crucifix as Miz attempted to pin MVP after Show kicked him in the face (debut of Miz & Show’s combined theme song)
Ted Dibiase Jr. pinned Kofi Kingston with Dream Street at 2:58
Triple H defeated John Cena via disqualification at 11:50 when WWE World Champion Sheamus interfered and kicked Triple H in the face as he attempted the Pedigree on Cena; prior to the bout, Cena cut an in-ring promo wishing Bret Hart well in the wake of his injury backstage; Cena then addressed Batista’s attack weeks earlier and invited Batista out to the ring; eventually, Batista appeared on the big screen, shown via satellite, and said he was doing Cena a favor by not being in Des Moines; moments later, Batista said he would be on Raw the following week to see how much Cena wanted to run his mouth then, then said he was pulling for Cena at the Elimination Chamber; after the bout, Cena attempted the FU on Sheamus but Sheamus raked him in the eyes and kicked him in the face as well; moments later, Sheamus dropped Triple H with the crucifix powerbomb before holding up the title belt
WWE Superstars – 2/18/10 – featured a video package announcing Antonio Inoki being inducted into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame; included an ad promoting WWE NXT; featured an ad promoting “John Morrison: Rock Star;” included a vignette of Chris Jericho; featured a video package hyping the Elimination Chamber; included the Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Mike Knox match taped 2/16/10 in Kansas City, MO; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read no WWE superstar has won more than one Elimination Chamber match except for Triple H, who has won 4:
Evan Bourne & Primo Colon defeated Carlito & Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 11:58 when Bourne pinned Guerrero with Air Bourne; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Gail Kim pinned Katie Lea at 4:15 with the modified jawbreaker after Katie Lea hit the corner; prior to the match, it was announced Bret Hart sustained a broken left leg, ligament and tendon damage as a result of the incident Monday during Raw; after the match, Maryse appeared at the entrance stage and applauded Gail’s win; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match (Katie Lea’s debut with new music)

WWE @ Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center – February 16, 2010
ECW – final episode – featured an opening video package citing, after 20 years, ECW was coming to an end; the package featured video clips from the original ECW; included the announcement Chris Jericho would mentor Wade Barrett and Matt Hardy would mentor Justin Gabriel as part of WWE NXT; featured backstage comments from Tiffany in which she began discussing WWE NXT until she was interrupted by Zack Ryder, alongside Rosa Mendes, who argued he should be part of the ECW World Title match later in the show; Ryder then reminded Tiffany the match would be extreme rules, so he could show up whenever he wanted; included the announcement MVP would mentor Skip Sheffield as part of WWE NXT; featured an in-ring segment of the Abraham Washington Show, with Washington and Tony Atlas, in which Washington said it was sad this was the final ECW but he was going to be a free agent and Raw and Smackdown! would have to pay him a lot of money to get him on their show; Washington then said he went to Vince McMahon to get him the biggest name he had for his final guest, with Washington then introducing himself as his guest; moments later, Shelton Benjamin came out and noted everyone was now a free agent and that no one can stand Washington’s show; Vance Archer then appeared and warned Benjamin not to go to the same show as him, otherwise Benjamin wouldn’t have a future; Caylen Croft & Trent Baretta then appeared, said the segment was boring, and the only thing that mattered was where they were going; moments later, Vladimir Kozlov appeared and cut a promo on Russian, with Archer insulting him before Kozlov cleared the ring and shook Benjamin’s hand; included the announcement Carlito would mentor Michael Tarver as part of WWE NXT; featured the announcement WWE US & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin would mentor Daniel Bryan at WWE NXT; included a video package hyping the Elimination Chamber; featured the announcement ECW World Champion Christian would mentor Heath Slater as part of WWE NXT; included an ad promoting WWE NXT; featured the announcement CM Punk would mentor Darren Young as part of WWE NXT; included the announcement R-Truth would mentor David Otunga as part of WWE NXT:
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show defeated Yoshi Tatsu & Goldust at 9:35 when Miz pinned Goldust with the Skull Crushing Finale after Show punched Goldust in the gut behind the referee’s back
Ezekiel Jackson (w/ William Regal) pinned ECW World Champion Christian to win the title in an extreme rules match at 11:26 following a uranage through a table set up in the ring after the champion dropped an interfering Regal with the Killswitch; prior to the bout, and after bringing out a shopping cart of weapons ringside, Christian noted it was a year ago this week that he returned to the WWE and addressed comments from many that his being on ECW was a demotion; Christian said he never saw it as that and that ECW was his home and opened a lot of doors for him; he then said he would fight for every original ECW member and every young guy backstage trying to find their way; within the 2-minute mark, Zack Ryder, and Rosa Mendes, interfered and fought with Christian; moments later, Christian threw Ryder to the floor before he was slapped by Mendes; moments later, Tiffany ran out, speared Rosa, knocked her to the floor, and ordered both she and Ryder backstage; late in the match, Christian chased Regal backstage, only for Regal to return for the finish (the final ECW match)
WWE Superstars – 2/18/10: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Mike Knox at 14:00 with the 619 and springboard splash; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! – 2/19/10 – featured an opening in-ring promo by Chris Jericho, wearing a suit, in which he routinely faces the odds and comes out on tops – from beating the Rock and Steve Austin in the same night to beating Shawn Michaels in a ladder match and, last week, pinning the Undertaker; Jericho then said he would again beat the odds by winning the World Heavyweight Championship Sunday in the Elimination Chamber; moments later, Edge interrupted, said beating Taker was bigger than a hole in one, a no hitter, and knocking out Muhammad Ali but that Jericho only won the match after Edge’s interference; Jericho then said he was going to win the Elimination Chamber and told Edge to worry about the winner of the Raw Elimination Chamber and to leave him alone; as Edge faced off with Jericho, the lights in the arena briefly dimmed; with Jericho distracted, Edge dropped him with the spear, clearing Jericho from the ring; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding his upcoming participation in the Elimination Chamber, with Mysterio discussing the attack he sustained the previous week from CM Punk’s Straight Edge Society; featured a video package highlighting Ezekiel Jackson winning the ECW title from Christian earlier in the week on ECW, followed by the announcement Jackson was coming to Smackdown!; included a video package announcing Antonio Inoki being inducted into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame; featured an ad promoting WWE NXT; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with John Morrison regarding the release of his DVD, upcoming participation in the Elimination Chamber, and his injury the previous week; moments later, R-Truth walked in, talked about teaming up later in the show, and facing each other Sunday; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read the Elimination Chamber is held together by 2 miles of steel chair and weighs more than 16 tons; included a backstage segment in which Teddy Long was shown laughing at what happened to Vickie Guerrero the previous week, with Vickie then appearing and making fun of Long being knocked oub recently by Shawn Michaels; Long said he planned to hold Michaels responsible; moments later, WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James appeared and apologized to Vickie for what happened the previous week, with Vickie saying Mickie would be defending the title against Michelle McCool the following week and that Vickie would be the guest referee; featured a video package hyping the Elimination Chamber; included an ad promoting “John Morrison: Rock Star;” featured a backstage segment in which Maria blamed herself for her match earlier in the show, with Matt Hardy trying to calm her down; moments later, Hardy went to kiss Maria until McCool & Layla walked in, mocking both of them for not being able to win a match or keep a relationship; Hardy eventually called the two children and told them to grow up before walking off:
Kane pinned Dolph Ziggler at 7:21 with the chokeslam; prior to the bout, it was announced Kane would challenge WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre at Elimination Chamber; McIntyre appeared ringside late in the bout; after the match, McIntyre attempted to drop Kane with the double underhook DDT but Kane cleared the champion from the ring
Cryme Tyme defated Caylen Croft & Trent Baretta at 4:56 when Shad pinned Baretta with a reversal into the STO (Croft & Baretta’s Smackdown! debut)
CM Punk & Luke Gallows (w/ Serena) defeated John Morrison & R-Truth at 11:20 when referee Charles Robinson stopped the match, moments after Morrison accidentally kicked the ringpost and was deemed unable to defend himself; prior to the bout, Punk cut an in-ring promo in which he said he would fill the fans’ void with Straight Edge and reclaim the World Heavyweight Title; early in the bout, pyro representing World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker went off in the aisle, distracting all the participants; after the match, Punk continued to assault Morrison until Truth made the save; Gallows then jumped Truth, dropping him with the 12th Step; moments later, Rey Mysterio Jr. ran out to make the save but was soon beaten down by Punk and Gallows, with Gallows eventually laying Punk across his knee so Punk could hit a kneedrop off the top; no official winner of the match was announced
David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, & Natalya Neidhart defeated Matt Hardy, the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh), & Maria at 4:12 when Natalya pinned Maria with a tornado clothesline after pulling Maria into the ring as the four men fought on the floor
Edge fought Batista to a no contest at around the 10-minute mark when, after Edge blocked Batista’s spear by hitting his own, the lights in the arena went out; when they came back on, World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker appeared in the ring and dropped Edge with a chokeslam as Batista left ringside; moments later, as Taker walked up the ramp, Chris Jericho came out of the crowd and dropped Edge with the Code Breaker as Edge struggled to his feet; Jericho and Taker then locked eyes as the show ended

WWE (Raw & Smackdown!) @ Chicago, IL – AllState Arena – February 19, 2010 (14,500; sell out)
WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James, Eve, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse, Michelle McCool, Beth Phoenix, & Alicia Fox when Mickie pinned McCool
Primo Colon defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Ezekiel Jackon pinned Goldust with the uranage
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show defeated MVP & Mark Henry after Show knocked MVP out with a punch
Kofi Kingston pinned Carlito with the spin kick to the face
Kane fought WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre to a double count-out; after the bout, McIntyre attempted to hit Kane with the title belt but Kane instead dropped him with the chokeslam
John Morrison pinned CM Punk with a roll up as Punk argued with the referee; after the bout, Punk and Luke Gallows attacked Punk, with Punk dropping Morrison with the Go To Sleep
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker, John Cena, & Edge defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus, Batista, & Randy Orton when Taker pinned Orton with the tombstone

WWE (Raw & Smackdown!) @ Springfield, IL – Prairie Capital Convention Center – February 20, 2010 (8,465; sell out)
WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James, Eve, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse, Michelle McCool, Beth Phoenix, & Alicia Fox
Primo Colon defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Ezekiel Jackon pinned Goldust
Christian defeated Tyler Reks
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show defeated MVP & Mark Henry
Kofi Kingston pinned Carlito
Kane fought WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre to a double count-out
John Morrison pinned CM Punk
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker, John Cena, & Edge defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus, Batista, & Randy Orton

Elimination Chamber – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center – February 21, 2010 (17,628; 14,000 paid; sell out)
Christian defeated Ezekiel Jackson
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Matt Striker on commentary; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26; featured a backstage segment with Gail Kim and Maryse in which Maryse said she was looking forward to their match later in the show for the vacant WWE Divas Title; moments later, Gail revealed that she speaks French too and knew Maryse had been insulting her in her native language; included a “Don’t try this at home” PSA; featured an ad promoting WWE NXT; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin regarding his being the mentor to Daniel Bryan as part of NXT, during which Miz said Bryan might be the king of the indies and an Internet sensation but without Miz’s guidance he would be a loser just like the St. Louis Rams; moments later, MVP appeared, noted that he and Mark Henry beat Miz & the Big Show the previous week on Raw in a non-title match, and that win earned him a US title rematch for later in the show; featured an in-ring promo by William Regal regarding being one of the mentors for NXT and said all the rookies, as well as the fans, could learn something from him; moments later, Edge interrupted, called Regal “Lord Snugglesworth,” and said he would decide the following night on Raw which world champion he would face at WrestleMania; Edge then said he was there to do something else, then dropped Regal with a spear; included a WrestleMania 26 ad to the tune of Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It;” a member of the National Guard was shown in attendance:
John Cena defeated Randy Orton, WWE World Champion Sheamus, Kofi Kingston, Ted Dibiase Jr., and Triple H in an Elimination Chamber match at 30:23 to win the title; order of entry: Sheamus, Kingston, Triple H, Orton, Dibiase, and Cena; order of elimination: Dibiase pinned Orton at 24:03 after Cody Rhodes came ringside to help Orton, threw a steel pipe into the ring, and Dibiase hit Orton and then Cena in the face with it; moments later, an upset Rhodes left ringside; Kingston pinned Dibiase with the spin kick to the head at 25:32; Sheamus pinned Kingston with the kick to the face and crucifix powerbomb at 26:14; Triple H pinned Sheamus with the Pedigree at 28:39; Triple H submitted to the STFU; after the match, Vince McMahon appeared at the entranceway and said Cena could go to WrestleMania as champion as long as he could beat Batista in the next match
Batista pinned WWE World Champion John Cena to win the title in an impromptu match with the spear and sit-down powerbomb at the 33-second mark
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre pinned Kane with a thumb to the eye and the double underhook DDT at 10:12
Michelle McCool & Layla defeated Gail Kim & Maryse in an impromptu match at 3:38 when McCool pinned Gail with a boot to the face and the Faith Breaker after Maryse refused to be tagged into the match; prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero appeared at the entrance stage to reply to comments made by the Raw divas regarding Smackdown’s divas, said she was postponing the scheduled match between Kim and Maryse in the finals of the WWE Divas Title tournament, and said Maryse & Gail would instead face McCool & Layla; after the match, Maryse dropped Gail with the French Kiss in the ring
WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show) pinned MVP (w/ Mark Henry) in an unadvertised match at 13:02 after Show knocked the challenger out with a punch from behind the referee’s back; late in the bout, Miz was busted open following a headbutt; moments later, Henry fought Show on the floor, with Henry crashing through the timekeeper’s barricade; after the match, the trainer tended to Miz’s cut and then to MVP
Chris Jericho defeated World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker, Rey Mysterio Jr., R-Truth, John Morrison, and CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows & Serena) in an Elimination Chamber match to win the title at 35:39; Taker suffered first and second degree burns during his entrance when his pyro caught his jacket on fire; during his entrance, Punk said the four men already in the pods were locked in their own addictions and that they had to deal with being locked in the cage with him; his promo was eventually cut off by R-Truth’s entrance; order of entry: Punk, Truth, Mysterio, Jericho, Morrison, and Taker; order of elimination: Punk pinned Truth at 3:35 with a kick to the head and the Go To Sleep after avoiding the Lie Detector; after the elimination, Punk took the mic, said Taker should hope he comes out last because Punk planned to make him tap just like he made him tap before and would prove to Morrison that his rock lifestyle would take him nowhere; Mysterio pinned Punk at 9:59 with a springboard splash following a hurricanrana off the top onto the steel outside the ring; Morrison pinned Mysterio with Starship Pain at 20:02 after blocking a hurricanrana off the top; Taker pinned Morrison at 28:26 after hitting a chokeslam onto the steel outside the ring, then rolling Morrison into the ring for the pinfall; Jericho pinned Taker after Shawn Michaels came up from underneath the steel surrounding the ring and dropped the champion with the superkick; Michaels stared down at Taker during the pinfall and remained staring as the show went off the air

WWE @ Indianapolis, IN – Conseco Fieldhouse – February 22, 2010 (13,043; announced at more than 14,000)
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Silas Young
Raw – featured an in-ring segment in which Justin Roberts introduced Chris Jericho as the new World Heavyweight Champion, with Jericho then bragging that he was going to WrestleMania; Jericho then said he agreed he would never return to Raw after dealing with Mike Tyson the previous month but he changed his mind after his win the previous night in the Elimination Chamber; moments later, Edge’s music interrupted Jericho, with Edge jumping out of the crowd and dropping Jericho with a spear, knocking him to the floor; Edge then took the mic and said Jericho was going to WrestleMania to face Edge; after both men left ringside, John Cena came out to the ring, took the mic, and said he could be added to the list alongside Bret Hart of people screwed by Vince McMahon; Cena then said he was due a rematch against WWE World Champion Batista and said he wanted it then and there; McMahon then appeared at the entrance stage, said Hart was sitting at home humiliated, and that he offered Batista a title shot anytime and anywhere after Batista helped him out against Hart; McMahon said the situation isn’t personal, just business, and that Batista wouldn’t be defending the title until WrestleMania; McMahon said Sheamus also deserved a title rematch after his loss in the Elimination Chamber and that if Cena could win his match later in the show then he would get the title match at WrestleMania and if he lost then Sheamus would get it; Cena immediately agreed to the stipulation and demanded to know who he would be wrestling, with McMahon saying Batista; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read fans from all 50 states and 24 countries had already bought tickets for WrestleMania 26; included a backstage segment with Jewel, Ty Murray, Kelly Kelly, Eve, Brie & Nikki Bella in which Jillian Hall and Alicia Fox interrupted, with Hall singing “You Were Meant for Me” until Jewel had her stop; the two exchanged words, with Hall threatening to send Jewel to move back into her car until Jewel slapped her across the face; featured a backstage segment with Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes in which Rhodes said Ted Dibiase Jr. had been talking all weekend about wanting to win the Elimination Chamber and beating Orton, with Orton saying he blamed himself for not being the leader he should be; Orton then said that’s why he asked for Legacy to be in a six man tag team match later in the show and asked Rhodes to tell Dibiase that he was sorry; Orton then left, with Dibiase walking in, the two talking, and Rhodes telling Dibiase that their plan was still on; included an ad promoting the following night’s debut of WWE NXT; featured a video package to the tune of Placebo’s “Running Up that Hill” recapping Shawn Michaels challenging the Undertaker to a WrestleMania rematch during the 2009 Slammy Awards, Taker later rejecting Michaels’ challenge, Michaels trying to win the 2010 Royal Rumble, tension between he and Triple, and superkicking Taker during the Elimination Chamber; moments later, Michaels cut an in-ring promo in which he said he did what he had to do the previous night and while every action has a reaction, he was counting on that from Taker; moments later, Taker came to the ring and said Michaels had his attention, with Michaels saying their match at WrestleMania, some said was the best match of all time but Michaels made one mistake and he can’t live with that; Michaels then said Taker refused him a rematch and ignored him, which is why he cost him the World Heavyweight Title; Taker accepted the challenge for WrestleMania but said he wanted Michaels’s career on the line this time, with Michaels saying Taker didn’t get it and that if he couldn’t win at WrestleMania then he wouldn’t have a career; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 to the tune of Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It;” included a segment in which Jewel, on crutches, and Murray at the entrance stage hosting a Diva bullriding conteset between Eve, the Bellas, and Kelly; after all four women lasted the 8 seconds on the mechanical bull, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show interrupted, with Miz insulting the guest hosts and Show saying he could do it too; Show then went down on the floor but none of the divas would agree to hold his tag title belt; moments later, Show rode the bull but couldn’t last the 8 seconds without falling off; Miz complained that the bull was going faster than it did for the divas as the mechanical bull motioned at Show, taunting him until Show punched the bull, with Jewel saying that was just stuffed animal cruelty; moments later, Murray & Jewel said Miz & Show would defend the titles in minutes against MVP & Mark Henry; featured an ad for the 2010 PBR World Cup and Jewel’s “Stay Here Forever” from the Valentine’s Day film; included the announcement Wendi Richter would be inducted into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame by Roddy Piper; featured a backstage promo by McMahon in which he said he was considering facing Hart at WrestleMania and that he had nothing to do with Hart’s injury and wanted Hart to make one more appearance for a proper farewell; included the announcement Hart would appear on Raw the following week, Cheech & Chong would serve as guest hosts, and Orton would face Dibiase on the show:
WWE Divas Championship Tournament Finals: Maryse pinned Gail Kim at 2:50 with the French Kiss after blocking a victory roll by dropping Kim throat-first across the top rope
Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne, & Yoshi Tatsu defeated Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes at 9:52 when Bourne pinned Rhodes with the Shooting Star Press; prior to the bout, it was noted Sheamus suffered a concussion in the Elimination Chamber; late in the match, Orton turned on Rhodes by dropping him with a DDT from the middle rope and followed by dropping Dibiase with a RKO on the floor (Tatsu’s debut as part of the Raw roster)
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Christian pinned Carlito with the Unprettier at 3:01; prior to the bout, Heath Slater, Christian’s rookie on WWE NXT, cut an insert promo on working with Christian; moments later, Michael Tarver, Carlito’s rookie, cut a similar promo (Christian’s debut as part of the Raw roster)
WWE Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show defeated MVP & Mark Henry at 2:46 when Show pinned Henry with a punch after Henry caught Miz, the illegal man, coming off the top and dropped him with the powerslam; prior to the match, Daniel Bryan, Miz’s NXT rookie, was shown watching on backstage; Henry’s shoulder was heavily taped after crashing through the barricade the previous night during the Elimination Chamber
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Batista via disqualification in a non-title match at the 25-second mark when Batista kicked Cena in the groin; stipulations stated Cena would earn a WWE World Title shot at WrestleMania if he won and that Sheamus would earn the title shot if he lost; after the decision was announced, Batista clapped for Cena before stomping him in the face; Batista then left the ring, with Cena struggling to his feet; after Batista noticed Cena was back up, he slid back in the ring and assaulted Cena around ringside; moments later, Cena was tended to by two trainers, with Batista initially going backstage but then returning ringside and smacking Cena across the back with a steel chair; Cena began pulling himself up from the floor, prompting Batista to hit him three more times across the back; moments later, Batista raised his armed at the top of the entrance stage as the show went off the air
WWE Superstars – 2/25/10 – featured a WrestleMania 26 ad to the tune of Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It;” included a “Did you know?” graphic which read the previous week’s show was seen by more people than college basketball on ESPN; featured a recap from the NXT premiere, set to the show’s theme song; included an ad for “John Morrison: Rock Star;” featured a video package to the tune of Placebo’s “Running Up that Hill” recapping Shawn Michaels challenging the Undertaker to a WrestleMania rematch during the 2009 Slammy Awards, Taker later rejecting Michaels’ challenge, Michaels trying to win the 2010 Royal Rumble, tension between he and Triple, and superkicking Taker during the Elimination Chamber – followed by Michaels and Taker’s segment from Raw in which Michaels agreed to put his career on the line to get the rematch; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26; featured the Luke Gallwos vs. Sylas Young and Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith, & Natalya Neidhart vs. Matt Hardy, the Great Khali, & Maria matches taped 2/23/10 in Milwaukee, WI:
William Regal & Jack Swagger defeated Santino Marella & Chris Masters (w/ Eve) at 4:22 when Swagger pinned Masters with a clip to the knee and the gutwrench powerbomb as Regal and Santino fought on the floor; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary (Regal’s debut as part of the Raw roster)
Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes) pinned Primo Colon at 4:05 with the Zack Attack after avoiding a springobard into the ring; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match (Ryder’s debut as part of the Raw roster; Mendes’ return to Raw)
Dark match after the taping: Edge & Triple H defeated WWE World Champion Batista & World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho when Edge pinned Jericho with the spear

WWE @ Milwaukee, WI – Bradley Center – February 23, 2010
Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J defeated Vance Archer & Tyler Reks when Yang pinned Reks with the moonsault
NXT – 2/23/10 – debut episode – featured an opening backstage segment in which WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin sized up all the rookies before singling out Daniel Bryan, calling him an Internet darling, noting he had travelled the world, and that bloggers say he’s ready for the WWE; Miz then said Bryan needed to go out to the ring and prove he was worth watching each week, which Bryan agreed, and Miz then said he had to go out to Miz’s theme music, which Bryan had a problem with; after Bryan left for the ring, Miz said if Bryan didn’t show the fans enough personality, he would slap it out of him; included Michael Cole & Josh Matthews on commentary; featured Matt Striker as the host and backstage interviewer; included Savannah as the ring announcer; featured an in-ring promo by Bryan in which he apologized to his fans for the fact Miz was his pro and he wished it was William Regal; Bryan said he had been wrestling around the world for the past 10 years and said he was looking forward to being part of NXT, with Miz then interrupting and saying he could tell he had his work cut out for him; Bryan responded by threatening to make Miz submit then and there, with Miz asking if that was how Bryan expected to become a star; Bryan responded by saying he planned to go on a reality show, get a fauxhawk, and act like an idiot – but then remembered Miz already did all that; Miz then challenged him to come up with a catch phrase, then leading the crowd in saying “I’m the Miz and I’m awesome;” Bryan responded by saying if he faced Miz then Miz would tap or he would snap; Miz then said Bryan failed and slapped him before leaving the ring, with Bryan saying moments later that he would slap Miz back; included Striker conducting a backstage interview with Bryan regarding being slapped by Miz, with Bryan saying he slaps harder; Striker then questioned Bryan about his comments, noting he hadn’t been in the WWE a minute, despite having wrestled twice as long as Miz; Bryan then said he could be a star on his own; featured a WrestleMania 26 ad to the tune of Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It;” included the announcement Matt Hardy and Justin Gabriel would appear the following week:
Christian & Heath Slater defeated Carlito & Michael Tarver at 4:24 when Carlito pinned Tarver with the Unprettier; prior to the bout, Carlito introduced Tarver at the entrance stage and showed a vignette of Tarver in which he spoke about his father being a pro fighter working with Mike Tyson and the fact Tarver could knock anyone out in 1.9 seconds; Tarver said he had worked hard, from sleeping in his car to wrestling for $20; the vignette was edited with clips of him in action; during Christian & Slater’s entrance, a vignette of Slater aired in which he said he was a rock star without the instruments and said he wanted to be a WWE superstar since the day he was born; clips were then shown of him in action mixed with childhood photos and video of him showing his devotion to wrestling (Slater and Tarver’s TV in-ring debut)
David Otunga (w/ R-Truth) pinned Darren Young (w/ CM Punk, Serena, & Luke Gallows) with a modified spinebuster at the 40-second mark; prior to the bout, Punk cut an insert promo in which he questioned why he was on the show and who Young was, then saying Young should accept Straight Edge if he expected to succeed; prior to his entrance, a vignette of Otunga aired in which he spoke about being Jennifer Hudson’s fiancee, visiting the White House twice this year, graduating from Harvard Law School, and being a star from Hollywood; after the bout, Punk, Serena, & Gallows left ringside without Young as R-Truth and Otunga celebrated in the ring (Otunga and Young’s TV in-ring debut)
World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho (w/ Wade Barrett) defeated Daniel Bryan (w/ WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin) via submission with the Walls of Jericho in a non-title match after hitting the Code Breaker; prior to the bout, Jericho said he didn’t want Savannah to introduce him and instead gave the mic to Barrett, with Barrett saying it was an honor to be paired with somoene like Jericho; Jericho then cut him off and said he just wanted an introduction; the other rookies were shown watching on backstage during the contest; after the bout, Miz repeatedly punched and stomped Bryan in the ring, then yelled at him for being disrespectful (Bryan’s in-ring TV debut)
WWE Superstars – 2/25/10: Luke Gallows (w/ Serena) pinned Sylas Young with the 12th Step at 1:32; prior to the bout, Gallows took the mic and dedicated the match to CM Punk, noting the Straight Edge Lifestyle was the only way to live; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
WWE Superstars – 2/25/10: Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith, & Natalya Neidhart defeated Matt Hardy, the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh), & Maria at 10:10 when Kidd pinned Hardy following the springboard Hart Attack; Justin Gabriel, Hardy’s NXT rookie, was shown watching the match backstage; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match (Maria’s last appearance)
Smackdown! – 2/26/10 – featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho in which he said Monday was his chance to celebrate his championship win but it was spoiled by Edge; moments later, Edge interrupted and talked up Jericho’s accomplishments while at the same time reminding him of being speared by Edge, with the crowd then briefly chanting “Spear;” Edge then said the spears were getting to Jericho mentally and said Jericho was questioning whether he could beat him, then saying he wanted Jericho at his best at WrestleMania; Jericho replied by saying Edge would never spear him again, then sucker punched him and attempted the Code Breaker but Edge avoided it and took the champion down with the spear, clearing him from the ring; included a WrestleMania 26 ad to the tune of Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It;” featured a video package to the tune of Placebo’s “Running Up that Hill” recapping Shawn Michaels challenging the Undertaker to a WrestleMania rematch during the 2009 Slammy Awards, Taker later rejecting Michaels’ challenge, Michaels trying to win the 2010 Royal Rumble, tension between he and Triple, and superkicking Taker during the Elimination Chamber – followed by Michaels and Taker’s segment from Raw in which Michaels agreed to put his career on the line to get the rematch; included a “Don’t try this at home” PSA; featured a WrestleMania 26 ad; included an in-ring promo by WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin in which he said he and the Big Show needed a match for WrestleMania and sent a message to Teddy Long to find some opponents; moments later, Long appeared and said if Show was there, he would make a tag team title match for later in the show; Long then said Miz would see singles action and made a match between Miz and Edge for later in the show; featured an ad promoting “John Morrison: Rock Star”:
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Dolph Ziggler defeated John Morrison and R-Truth (w/ David Otunga) at 12:19 when, after Morrison hit Starship Pain on Truth, Ziggler pulled Morrison out of the ring and pinned Truth himself; prior to the bout, AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” was played as the camera focused on the Money in the Bank briefcase hung above the ring (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)
Michelle McCool (w/ Layla) pinned WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James at 4:28 with a boot to the face to win the title after guest referee Vickie Guerrero slapped the champion in the face as Mickie had the challenger covered; Beth Phoenix was shown watching on backstage during the match
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Kane pinned WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre in a non-title match with a stomp to the face at 5:12; prior to the bout, AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” was played as the camera focused on the Money in the Bank briefcase hung above the ring; during McIntyre’s entrance, he cut a promo while walking to the ring, noting his undefeated streak and his win over Kane at Elimination Chamber; McIntyre then said he would go on to win Money in the Bank while and hold both the WWE IC and World Heavyweight Titles, his undefeated streak still intact; after the match, McIntyre threatened referee Charles Robinson as the fans chanted “You lost;” moments later, McIntyre took his belt and yelled at the commentary team before leaving ringside (McIntyre’s first loss)
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Shelton Benjamin pinned CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows & Serena) at 4:56 with Paydirt after Rey Mysterio Jr. pulled an interfering Gallows off the ring apron, distracting Punk (Benjamin’s return to the Smackdown! brand)
Edge pinned WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin with the spear at 11:33; Daniel Bryan was shown watching the match backstage (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)
Dark match after the taping: Edge defeated WWE World Champion Batista via disqualification

- 2/26/10: Gregory Helms, Maria, Scott Armstrong, and Paul Burchill were released.

WWE (Raw) @ Amarillo, TX – Civic Center – February 26, 2010
Christian defeated Jack Swagger
William Regal defeated Primo
WWE Divas Champion Maryse defeated Kelly Kelly
Santino Marella defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Chris Masters & Eve defeated Carlito & Alicia Fox
Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes
WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin defeated MVP
John Cena & Mark Henry defeated Randy Orton & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Tyler, TX – Oil Palace – February 27, 2010
R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler
The Great Khali defeated Mike Knox
Luke Gallows defeated Goldust; after the match, David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd attacked Goldust, with Cryme Tyme then making the save
Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre fought Kane to a double count-out
Mickie James & Savannah defeated Beth Phoenix & Layla
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Matt Hardy
Edge & John Morrison defeated World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho & CM Punk

WWE (Raw) @ Lubbock, TX – City Bank Coliseum – February 27, 2010
Christian defeated Jack Swagger
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Alicia Fox
Santino Marella defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin defeated MVP
Primo Colon defeated William Regal
Chris Masters (w/ Eve) defeated Carlito
Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes
John Cena & Mark Henry defeated Randy Orton & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show

- 2/28/10: Charlie Haas was released.

WWE @ West Plains, MO – Civic Center – February 28, 2010
canceled

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Abilene, TX – Taylor County Expo Center – February 28, 2010
Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
Luke Gallows defeated Goldust
Tiffany & Savannah defeated Beth Phoenix & Layla
The Great Khali defeated Mike Knox
Kane fought WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre to a double count-out
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Matt Hardy
R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler
Edge & John Morrison defeated World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho & CM Punk

WWE (Raw) @ Wichita Falls, TX – Kay Yeager Coliseum – February 28, 2010
Primo Colon defeated Jack Swagger
MVP defeated William Regal
Santino Marella defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes after Dibiase turned on his partner
Chris Masters defeated Carlito
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Alicia Fox
WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Christian
John Cena & Mark Henry defeated Randy Orton & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show; late in the match, Hornswoggle interfered

WWE @ Oklahoma City, OK – Ford Center – March 1, 2010 (14,708; sell out)
Prior to the show going live, Jim Ross addressed the crowd and announced he would be at WrestleMania
Raw – featured an opening in-ring promo by Shawn Michaels in which he said he had seen his peers backstage whispering, saying Michaels was crazy for putting his career on the line against the Undertaker at WrestleMania; Michaels then referred to himself as Mr. WrestleMania, noted Taker’s streak, and then invited any of his doubters to come out and face him; moments later, Triple H appeared, said he knew Michaels could beat Taker at WrestleMania, and said – of all the wrestlers he’s faced in 15 years – Michaels was the best he’d been in the ring with; Triple H then said Michaels has no peers backstage, said DX might not be tagging up again for a while, but then said they would get their rematch later in the show against WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show; Triple H then said 28 days from then would be the day after WrestleMania and he wanted to throw a party for Michaels to celebrate his win over Taker, then followed by saying he believed Michaels would beat Taker to end the streak at WrestleMania and Michaels would still be in the WWE; the crowd responded with chants of “HBK,” with Michaels then agreeing to the tag team title rematch; included a backstage segment with guest hosts Cheech & Chong, with Brie & Nikki Bella then walking in and offering a tour backstage; Chong was left alone, with Hornswoggle showing up and offering him a box of Lucky Charms, which had hallucinogenic effects; featured footage of Bret Hart, on a crutch, arriving to the arena in a limo; included a backstage segment with Chong and Eve, during which Cheech walked in and reminded Chong not to eat sugary cereal because he gets on a sugar high; Cheech then asked why Chong was running his hair through William Regal’s hair, with “Eve” then revealed to be Regal; Chong then confused Chris Masters with Kelly Kelly, with Kelly’s voice being heard as Masters mouthed “Stop looking at my chest;” moments later, Cheech joined Chong in eating more of the cereal; featured a Taker-Michaels WrestleMania commercial to the tune of Johnny Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave;” included a “Did you know?” graphic which read the previous week’s show was the #1 show on cable TV – beating out the Olympics on CNBC and college basketball on ESPN; featured an in-ring promo by John Cena regarding what happened to him at the Elimination Chamber and WWE World Champion Batista’s attack on him the previous week; Cena then called for Batista to come out, with a half dozen security guards lining up at the entranceway before Batista appeared; Batista then said the security guards were there to protect Cena, not himself and said he attacked Cena the previous week to ensure he would get to face Cena at WrestleMania; Batista agreed that he and Cena broke into the WWE around the same time, said they were the two biggest stars since the Attitude Era, but they could not be more different; Batista then argued why the company chose Cena over him as the name and face of the WWE, and said the torch was passed from Steve Austin to Cena instead of Batista; Cena responded by saying he has given his life to the business while Batista expects the business to be given to him, with Batista agreeing and saying he was there to make money and win titles; moments later, Batista noted the last time they wrestled he broke Cena’s neck and that Cena knows he can’t beat him; included a backstage segment with Cheech, Chong, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Primo Colon, Carlito, Katie Lea, and Yoshi Tatsu in which all the WWE talent was shown wearing a mustache like Cheech; moments later, a rooster was shown in a cage and, in Santino Marella’s voice, said the divas pajama pillow fight match was coming up soon; featured a WrestleMania 26 ad to the tune of Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It;” included the announcement Mad Dog Vachon would be inducted into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame by Pat Patterson; featured Justin Roberts introducing Hart, with Vince McMahon appearing instead so he himself could make Hart’s introduction; moments later, Hart came out on a crutch and told McMahon that if he was serious about letting Hart have one more chance to address the crowd then he should get the hell out of the ring; McMahon then admitted he invited Hart to Raw for a different reason, then brought up the fact Hart challenged him weeks earlier for a match at WrestleMania; Hart admitted he wanted to fight McMahon for 13 years, with McMahon then goading Hart by reminding him of every thing he had done wrong with him to motivate Hart to go ahead with the match; McMahon said Hart wouldn’t want to let the fans down, with Hart reminding him that his leg was broken; McMahon responded by calling Hart a coward and kicking him in his injured leg; McMahon left the ring, calling Hart a coward until Hart accepted the challenge; moments later, McMahon said he would face Hart’s biggest fan the following week – Cena; included an ad promoting “Shawn Michaels: My Journey;” featured the announcement Criss Angel would host the following week’s show and that Randy Orton would face Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. in a handicap match:
Randy Orton defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. via disqualification at 9:02 when Cody Rhodes interfered; after the match, Orton attacked Rhodes before he was eventually double teamed; Orton eventually regained the advantage and cleared both men from the ring
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Jack Swagger pinned Santino Marella with the gutwrench powerbomb at the 27-second mark; prior to the bout, AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” was played as the camera focused on the Money in the Bank briefcase hung above the ring
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: MVP pinned Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes) with the Playmaker at the 46-second mark
Eve defeated Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim, WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Jillian Hall, and Alicia Fox by pinning Fox with a somersault splash in a pajama pillow fight match at 1:56; prior to the bout, Cheech & Chong appeared to the tune of War’s “Low Rider” to introduce the divas, but ended up not introducing one by name; Cheech & Chong remainded ringside for the duration of the match, sitting in swivel chairs; after the bout, Hornswoggle appeared and gave Cheech & Chong more Lucky Charms; the participants appeared three at a time, implying it was a 3-on-3 bout
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show defeated Triple H & Shawn Michaels at 4:31 when Miz pinned Michaels by avoiding the superkick and using a roll up after Michaels became distracted by the Undertaker on the big screen; during the bout, it was noted Show would face Edge Friday on Smackdown!; after the contest, Triple H tried to console Michaels but he stormed off; moments later, Sheamus came out of the crowd, assaulted Triple H, and knocked him to the floor before kicking him in the head; moments later, Triple H staggered to his feet, with Sheamus kicking him in the head, sending him over the commentary table; Sheamus then stood on the commentary table and looked down as the show came to a close
WWE Superstars – 3/4/10 – featured a WrestleMania 26 ad; included an ad promoting “Shawn Michaels: My Journey;” featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read the previous week’s show was seen by more people than college basketball on ESPN; included an Undertaker-Michaels WrestleMania commercial to the tune of Johnny Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave;” featured a vignette of CM Punk and his Straight Edge Society; included a WrestleMania 26 ad to the tune of Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It;” featured the Kane vs. Mike Knox and World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho vs. Goldust matches taped 3/2/10 in Wichita, KS:
Kofi Kingston pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 6:31 with the spin kick to the face; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match; during the bout, Guerrero was tended to by the referee after receiving a cut above his eye
Evan Bourne pinned William Regal at 4:55 with Air Bourne after avoiding Regal’s knee to the head and hitting his own high knee; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match

WWE @ Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena – March 2, 2010
NXT – 3/2/10 – featured a vignette of Daniel Bryan in which he spoke about wrestling 10 years, his passion for submission holds, and the fact he was trained by Shawn Michaels; during the segment, in which footage of Bryan in action was shown, Bryan said he was the best wrestler among the rookies and his dream was to headline WrestleMania; included a backstage segment in which Bryan was tended to by a trainer until WWE Unified Tag Team Champion & WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin walked in and said Bryan would have to compete against Wade Barrett later in the show, despite Bryan’s injury; featured a WrestleMania 26 ad; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read hte previous week’s show was seen by more people than any program on The CW, TLC, A&E, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Spike TV, and TBS; featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with David Otunga regarding his loss, during which R-Truth appeared, confronted Otunga, and the two had to be pulled apart by referees; included an Undertaker-Michaels WrestleMania commercial to the tune of Johnny Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave;” featured a backstage segment with Christian and Heath Slater, in the gym, in which Christian calmed Slater down from being overconfident following his debut win; included Striker conducting a backstage interview with Justin Gabriel and Matt Hardy regarding Gabriel’s in-ring debut later in the show; featured a WrestleMania 26 ad to Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It;” included a closing backstage segment in which Carlito interrupted Striker, surrounded by the rookies, and spat an apple in Slater’s face before responding with “That’s cool”:
Darren Young (w/ CM Punk, Luke Gallows, & Serena) pinned David Otunga (w/ R-Truth) at 9:43 with a modified uranage after Punk tripped Otunga from the floor as Truth and Gallows argued on the opposite side of the ring; prior to the bout, Matt Striker spoke backstage about the fact that the winner of NXT would have to win the votes from the eight WWE pros, but that no pro could vote for or against their own rookie; after the match, Punk and his entourage left ringside without Young; moments later, Otunga shoved Truth, frustrated over the loss
Wade Barrett (w/ World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho) pinned Daniel Bryan at 2:02 following a modified Samoan Drop; prior to the bout, Jericho introduced a video package on Barrett in which he spoke of his bare knuckle fighting history and goal of becoming the next WWE superstar, mixed with footage of him in action; during the match, WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin and Carlito were shown watching on backstage; Bryan’s ribs were heavily taped for the match following his match with Jericho the previous week; after the contest, Jericho repeatedly kicked Bryan and locked him in the Walls of Jericho (Barrett’s in-ring debut)
Matt Hardy & Justin Gabriel defeated William Regal & Skip Sheffield at 11:13 when Gabriel pinned Regal with a 450 splash after Hardy dropped Regal with the Twist of Fate; prior to the bout, a vignette aired of Sheffield in which he spoke about being an entertainer, said he wanted to be a WWE superstar since the age of 12, and was living out his dream (Gabriel and Sheffield’s in-ring debuts)
WWE Superstars – 3/4/10: Kane pinned Mike Knox with the chokeslam at 2:45; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
WWE Superstars – 3/4/10: World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho defeated Goldust in a non-title match via submission with the Walls of Jericho at 9:56 after avoiding the Curtain Call; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match (Goldust’s debut as part of the Smackdown! roster)
Smackdown! – 3/5/10 – featured an opening in-ring promo by Edge in which he said he was concerned about World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho and that Jericho kept saying the same lines week after week only to get speared by Edge, prompting the fans to chant “Spear” in response; moments later, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show interrupted, said he and Mike Mizanin would find out later in the show who they would defend against at WrestleMania, and said Edge’s luck would run out later in the show when Show faces him in the ring; Show then said he eats pieces of crap like Edge for breakfast, with Edge then clarifying that Show eats pieces of crap for breakfast and threatening to spear him; moments later, Show charged at Edge only to fall over the top rope to the floor; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long and WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre in which McIntyre told Long to clarify to the crowd that he did not lose his first match the previous week, with Long then turning to the camera and saying per order of Vince McMahon, McIntyre is still undefeated; Long then said McIntyre would get another chance to qualify for Money in the Bank by facing Matt Hardy; featured a WrestleMania 26 ad to the tune of Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It;” included a backstage segment in which John Morrison and Slam Master J were shown watching Morrison’s DVD, with J then admitting he was using Morrison’s parkour to workout as well; moments later, Morrison spoke with R-Truth and David Otunga, with Truth saying he talked Otunga down after their brawl on NXT; Truth and Morrison then spoke about their tag team match later in the show and said it was their last chance to get to WrestleMania; the two then tried to come up with names for their team and ultimately agreed that they wanted to be called the next WWE Unified Tag Team Champions; featured an ad promoting “Shawn Michaels: My Journey;” included a backstage segment with Rey Mysterio Jr. and his daughter; moments later, Tiffany walked in and Mysterio thanked her for looking after her since he had a match; featured a backstage segment with Jericho and Show in which Jericho congratulated Show on his teaming with Miz and said he wanted Show to take Edge out and that he owed it to him; Show then said Jericho was just trying to use him; included an Undertaker-Michaels WrestleMania commercial to the tune of Johnny Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave;” featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read fans from all 50 states and 24 counties had purchased tickets to WrestleMania 26; included a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero, WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool, and Layla in which they celebrated McCool’s title win the previous week, with McCool & Layla giving Vickie a “Simply Flawless” T-shirt; moments later, Beth Phoenix walked in and asked when she was getting her women’s title shot, with Vickie saying she was the most dominant diva on Smackdown!, not Phoenix, and Phoenix wasn’t getting a title shot unless Vickie said so; Vickie then said Phoenix shouldn’t cross her, citing what happened to Mickie James:
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Matt Hardy (w/ Justin Gabriel) pinned WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre in a non-title match with a reversal of a roll over at 7:58; after Hardy and Gabriel left ringside, McIntyre stared at the WrestleMania sign above the ring before throwing a fit at the commentary table and telling Matt Striker, “I swear to God, I will be at WrestleMania”
Shelton Benjamin pinned Dolph Ziggler at 4:36 with Paydirt after sending Ziggler head-first into the top turnbuckle with a catapult
Ezekiel Jackson pinned Jimmy Wang Yang at 1:32 by catching Yang coming off the top and hitting the uranage (Jackson’s return to the Smackdown! brand)
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Luke Gallows (w/ CM Punk & Serena) at 11:14 by falling on Gallows as Gallows attempted a powerbomb; prior to the match, Punk cut a promo saying Mysterio’s popularity stems from parents being unable to be proper role models themselves; Punk then said Mysterio was not a superhero but a neglectful parent himself who robbed Punk of the chance to win Money in the Bank for the third time; Punk said Gallows blames himself for Punk’s loss but it wasn’t his fault and that Gallows was not only fighting for himself and Punk but for the entire Straight Edge Society; Darren Young, Punk’s NXT rookie, was shown watching the match backstage; after the match, Punk attempted the Go To Sleep on Mysterio but Mysterio escaped and slid out of the ring
John Morrison & R-Truth defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) and Cryme Tyme at 8:23 when Truth pinned Kidd with the Lie Detector; stipulations stated the winners would challenge WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show at WrestleMania
Edge pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show with the spear at 5:34; after the bout, World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho ran out and attempted to attack Edge from behind with the title belt but instead sustained the spear; moments later, Edge grabbed the mic and lead the crowd in chanting “Spear”
Dark match after the taping: Edge defeated World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho via disqualification when WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show interfered; after the bout, Kane made the save and helped clear the ring

- 3/4/10: Angelo Poffo – the father of Randy Savage and Lanny Poffo – died at the age of 84.

WWE (Raw) @ Salt Lake City, UT – E Center – March 6, 2010 (6,000)
Evan Bourne defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.; after the bout, Jack Swagger attacked Bourne, with Mark Henry then making the save leading into a tag team match
Mark Henry & Evan Bourne defeated Jack Swagger & Chavo Guerrero Jr. when Bourne pinned Guerrero with Air Bourne
Yoshi Tatsu pinned Carlito
Chris Masters defeated Zack Ryder via submission with the full nelson
Christian pinned Cody Rhodes with the Killswitch
Kelly Kelly & Gail Kim defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Alicia Fox; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the match
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show pinned Kofi Kingston with the punch as Kingston attempted a springboard
John Cena, Triple H, & Shawn Michaels defeated WWE World Champion Batista, Randy Orton, & Sheamus when Cena pinned Orton with the FU at around the 20-minute mark

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Pullman, WA – Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum – March 6, 2010 (3,300)
R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler
The Great Khali defeated Mike Knox
John Morrison defeated Luke Gallows
Goldust defeated Tyler Reks
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Slam Master J & Jimmy Wang Yang
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre fought Kane to a double count-out
Beth Phoenix & Tiffany defeated Natalya Neidhart & Layla
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Matt Hardy
World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho defeated Edge, Rey Mysterio Jr., and CM Punk

- 3/6/10: Anthony Aurelio (Tony Nero) died at the age of 85.

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Yakima, WA – Valley Sundome – March 7, 2010
R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Matt Hardy
Goldust defeated Tyler Reks
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J
John Morrison defeated Luke Gallows
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre fought Kane to a double disqualification
Beth Phoenix & Tiffany defeated Layla & Natalya Neidhart
Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho & CM Punk

WWE (Raw) @ Boise, ID – March 7, 2010 (5,200)
Evan Bourne defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Evan Bourne & Mark Henry defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Jack Swagger
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Carlito
Chris Masters defeated Zack Ryder
Christian defeated Cody Rhodes
Gail Kim & Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Alicia Fox; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the bout
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show defeated Kofi Kingston
John Cena, Triple H, & Shawn Michaels defeated WWE World Champion Batista, Randy Orton, & Sheamus

WWE @ Portland, OR – Rose Garden – March 8, 2010 (11,286)
Raw – featured an opening in-ring promo by the Undertaker in which he said Shawn Michaels had a dark cloud over him and him trying to shake it would ultimately cost him his career at WrestleMania; Taker then preceeded to say Michaels’ career would rest in peace, with Michaels interrupting; Michaels then said the dark cloud was already gone and said while he cost Taker his match at the Elimination Chamber because he had to, Taker cost Michaels to lose the previous week out of fear, and asked Michaels to put his career on the line at WrestleMania to intimidate him; Michaels continued by saying no one lives a perfect life and nothing lasts forever, then proposed a no count-out, No DQ stipulation for the match to make sure it only ends by pinfall or submission; Taker responded by saying Michaels might be the best man to ever step in the ring but he would open the gates of Hell to make sure Michaels’ career ends at WrestleMania, with Michaels saying the dark cloud would return after Mania but it would be haunting Taker instead and it would bring with it the image of Michaels ending Taker’s Mania streak; included a backstage segment with Criss Angel, Hornswoggle, Brie & Nikki Bella with Angel then taking a thread from one of the Bella’s tops and running it up his throat and out of his eye; Jillian Hall then walked in and said she should be Angel’s assistant later in the show, then singing Aerosmith’s “Angel” until Angel took her voice away; featured a WrestleMania 26 ad to the tune of Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It;” included Audioslave’s “Be Yourself” during a promo for John Cena vs. WWE World Champion Batista at WrestleMania; featured a video package hyping Cena vs. Batista; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Cena regarding Batista and facing Vince McMahon later in the show; featured a backstage segment with Angel and Evan Bourne in which Bourne thanked Angel for getting him a Money in the Bank qualifying match against William Regal later in the show; moments later, Regal and Skip Sheffield walked in, with Regal and Sheffield eventually agreeing to take part in a trick in which Angel correctly picked that Regal picked the number 56 out of 100; after Angel guessed it right, Sheffield told Regal that Regal now owed him a Travis Tritt CD; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Batista in which he responded to Cena’s comments earlier in the show and gave his word that he would not get involved in Cena’s match with McMahon; featured the announcement Steve Austin would host the following week’s show; included a look at WWE.com and a rundown of the WrestleMania card to the tune of Audioslave’s “Be Yourself;” featured an in-ring promo by Triple H regarding the assault he sustained the previous week from Sheamus; moments later, Sheamus interrupted and challenged Triple H to a match at WrestleMania; Triple H then praised Sheamus for doing what he’s done in his first year with the WWE, then brought up his own first year in the WWE, his undefeated streak, and the fact he was crushed in his WrestleMania debut and had to fight his way back from obscurity; Triple H then said Sheamus would have to be sure that he wanted the chance, with the two men then brawling in and out of the ring; eventually the fight returned to the ring, with Triple H dropping Sheamus with the spinebuster and clearing him from ringside; included a backstage segment with Angel and Santino Marella in which Angel crushed styrofoam cups, with one of the cups having a knife sticking upright inside it and Angel having to smash the three safe cups and avoid the fourth; featured a Taker-Michaels WrestleMania commercial to the tune of Johnny Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave;” included a WrestleMania recall moment focusing on Austin dropping both Brock Lesnar and Bill Goldberg with the Stunner at WrestleMania 20; featured an ad promoting “Shawn Michaels: My Journey;” included the announcement that the following week’s show would be built around WrestleMania rematches, including Triple H vs. Randy Orton, Michaels vs. World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho, and Cena vs. WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show, and that the contract signing between Bret Hart and McMahon would take place for their match at WrestleMania:
Eve, Kelly Kelly, & Gail Kim defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Alicia Fox, & Katie Lea at 3:03 when Maryse submitted to Eve’s armbar
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show fought John Morrison & R-Truth to a no contest in a non-title match at the 36-second mark after Morrison & Truth laid out their opponents with double team moves outside the ring; prior to the bout, Miz cut a promo on Morrison & R-Truth in which he compared them to Lex Luger & Davey Boy Smith boring the crowd to death at WrestleMania 11, then said they might get a better match out of the Buswhackers; after the contest, Morrison & Truth cut an in-ring promo in which they responded to Miz’s comments that they had no credibility as a team
Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Randy Orton in a handicap match at 11:49 when Dibiase pinned Orton with Dream Street after Orton knocked Rhodes to the floor; prior to the bout, Orton interrupted Rhodes & Dibiase’s entrance to jump both men from behind; during the match, the crowd chanted “Randy” at Orton; after the contest, Rhodes dropped Orton with Crossroads before he and Dibiase did Orton’s trademark pose above his body
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Evan Bourne pinned William Regal (w/ Skip Sheffield) at 1:28 with Air Bourne; Audioslave’s “Be Yourself” played before the match while the camera focused on the briefcase hung above the ring; Christian, alongside Heath Slater, provided guest commentary for the match
Vince McMahon pinned John Cena in a No DQ handicap gauntlet match at 11:20; Criss Angel served as the guest ring announcer for the match; following his entrance, McMahon took the mic and said he wanted to make sure Bret Hart was sitting at home watching the bout and that McMahon would pin Cena; McMahon then said the match – previously scheduled as a singles match – would now be a handicap gauntlet match; Vladimir Kozlov interfered on behalf of McMahon to start the match, with WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre coming in at the minute mark, Jack Swagger following a minute later, Mark Henry coming in at the 6-minute mark, and WWE World Champion Batista arriving during the final moments; the No DQ stipulation was not mentioned until McMahon took the mic late in the match and added the stipulation; upon coming out late in the match, Batista laid out Henry with a spear and knocked him to the floor after Henry refused to assault Cena with the timekeeper’s bell; moments later, Kofi Kingston attempted to make the save but sustained the sit-down powerbomb; Batista then hit the spear and powerbomb on Cena as Cena attempted the FU on McMahon; the show ended with Batista standing over Cena’s body
WWE Superstars – 3/11/10 – included the Dolph Ziggler vs. Shelton Benjamin and Goldust vs. Mike Knox matches taped 3/9/10 in Seattle, WA; featured an Undertaker-Shawn Michaels WrestleMania commercial to the tune of Johnny Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave;” included a recap from Tuesday’s NXT; included a WrestleMania recall moment focusing on Austin dropping both Brock Lesnar and Bill Goldberg with the Stunner at WrestleMania 20; featured an ad promoting “Shawn Michaels: My Journey;” included a WrestleMania 26 ad to the tune of Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It”:
Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes) pinned Santino Marella with the Zack Attack at 3:10; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Christian (w/ Heath Slater) & MVP defeated Carlito (w/ Michael Tarver) & Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 12:59 when Christian pinned Guerrero with a reversal into the Killswitch; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Dark match after the show: John Cena & Triple H defeated WWE World Champion Batista & Sheamus after Cena dropped Batista with the FU and Triple H dropped Sheamus with the Pedigree

WWE @ Seattle, WA – Key Arena – March 9, 2010 (12,000)
Jimmy Wang Yang pinned Tyler Reks
NXT – 3/9/10 – featured a backstage segment in which Matt Striker explained the premise of the show; included comments from Heath Slater regarding Carlito spitting an apple in his face the previous week; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read more people watched the previous week’s show than college basketball on ESPN and ESPN2; included Striker conducting a backstage interview with WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin regarding his comments made to Daniel Bryan earlier in the show and the fact it was Miz, not Bryan, that lost the match; moments later, Bryan interrupted to say all of Miz’s tag team partners carried him and said if Miz was so talented then why was he the one who lost?; featured a vignette of Justin Gabriel in which he spoke about his style as clips of him in action were shown; included a backstage segment with Matt Hardy and Gabriel in which Hardy talked about Gabriel being in the main event for the second week in a row, this time against Wade Barrett; moments later, Barrett and World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho walked in, with Jericho and Barrett talking about how Barrett would have his way with Gabriel; Hardy then told Jericho that Gabriel would win, then used Jericho’s own line of “Do you understand what I am telling you right now?” against him; featured a vignette focusing on Darren Young regarding his persona, mixed with clips of him in action, during which he said his favorite stars growing up were Ricky Steamboat and Shawn Michaels; included a backstage segment with CM Punk, Luke Gallows, & Serena in which Punk talked about the fact Young only won his match the previous week because of Punk’s interference; Young then walked in and questioned why he can’t be himself, with Punk saying Straight Edge was the only route to go to become a winner; featured an Undertaker-Michaels WrestleMania commercial to the tune of Johnny Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave”:
R-Truth & David Otunga defeated WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin & Daniel Bryan at 10:05 when Otunga pinned Miz with a spinebuster after Truth kicked Miz in the face behind the referee’s back; following the entrances, Miz took the mic, noted Bryan was 0-2 on NXT and that he hadn’t proved anything to the fans or the WWE pros; Miz then said he would make sure Bryan didn’t become a WWE superstar and would throw him off the show if he proved to be the weak link in the bout; during the final moments of the bout, Bryan had Otunga in a heel hook but Miz tagged himself into the match, with Miz and Bryan arguing leading up to the finish; after the contest, Miz yelled at Bryan on the floor and said he would have him off NXT; Bryan then pulled back as though he was going to punch Miz, with Miz flinching
Heath Slater (w/ Christian) pinned Carlito (w/ Michael Tarver) with a roll over at 8:45; during his entrance, Carlito cut a promo in which he said Slater should thank him for spitting in his face the previous week, considering how many top stars have had the same thing done to them
Justin Gabriel (w/ Matt Hardy) pinned Wade Barrett (w/ World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho) with the 450 splash at 3:51 after blocking a superplex and knocking Barrett off the top; prior to the bout, it was announced Jericho would host the Highlight Reel Friday on Smackdown! with Edge as his guest; during the match, Jericho stopped by the commentary table to brag about how well he’s taught Barrett; after the match, Jericho knocked Hardy to the floor and dropped Gabriel with the Code Breaker; moments later, Jericho locked Gabriel in the Walls of Jericho before raising Barrett’s arm in victory as the show went off the air
WWE Superstars – 3/11/10: Dolph Ziggler defeated Shelton Benjamin via submission with the sleeper at 3:40 after Benjamin kicked out of the Zig Zag; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
WWE Superstars – 3/11/10: Goldust pinned Mike Knox with the Final Cut at 2:31; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! – 3/12/10 – featured an opening segment in which Rey Mysterio Jr., alongside his wife, son, and daughter, came out to the ring; Mysterio then took the mic and introduced Dominik, Angie, and Alyia, then saying – as WWE superstars – they sometimes miss out on very special days; Mysterio said it was his daughter’s 9th birthday, with the crowd then chanting “Happy birthday” before Mysterio led them in singing “Happy Birthday;” moments later, CM Punk, Luke Gallows, & Serena interrupted, with Punk finishing the song as Angie covered her daughter’s ears; Punk then said he was happy they were all their and then challenged Mysterio to a match at WrestleMania and immediately; Punk then said the world had seen Dominik grow up before their eyes but he had probably never heard Mysterio squeal like a pig as someone stomped his surgically repaired neck; he then said Angie and Rey had shared the best of times, but it would be the worst of times when Punk was done with him; Punk called Mysterio a coward, then dropped to his knees so he could be at Rey’s level before slapping Mysterio across the face; Mysterio then had his family leave the ring and left ringside with them as Punk continued to sing “Happy Birthday” to Alyia; included a video package regarding the Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels match at WrestleMania, to the tune of Johnny Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave,” mixed with comments from John Cena, Punk, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show, Triple H, MVP, Mysterio, and World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long and WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre in which Long said Vince McMahon had again erased his loss the previous week and was back in a third Money in the Bank qualifying match, noting McMahon had handpicked his opponent; Long then said he couldn’t drop the match but he could make it an IC title defense as well; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read fans from all 50 states and 24 countries had already bought tickets to WrestleMania; featured an ad promoting “Shawn Michaels: My Journey;” included a backstage segment with Long and Tiffany in which he said he was happy to have her on Smackdown! and that Mickie James was recovering well from a knee injury; Vickie Guerrero then walked in and said Tiffany was the reason ECW was canceled and replaced by NXT; Vickie then made a match for later in the show between Tiffany and WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE Magazine is the #1 sports magazine sold at Walmart; included a closing segment of the Highlight Reel in which Jericho introduced Edge as his guest; following Edge’s introduction, the crowd chanted “Spear,” with Edge then prompting the crowd to keep chanting; Jericho responded by mentioning Edge’s history with injuries, noting he was out hurt when Jericho faced Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 19 in that same city; Edge responded by saying Jericho lost at the WrestleManias he missed, against both Michaels and Christian; Edge then said he takes risk in the ring and has no regrets; Jericho responded by saying Edge can’t succeed on his own and the best success he ever saw was when he was with Guerrero; he then noted Edge rushed through recovery and came back sooner than anyone expected but it would ultimately cost him at WrestleMania; Jericho said he would beat Edge, hurt him, and send him home for another 6 months; Edge replied by saying he would take the title after dropping Jericho with the spear, with Jericho then punching Edge in the mouth and then with one of the stools set in the ring; the champion then attempted to throw Edge face-first into the JeriTron 5000 but Edge reversed it and dropped Jericho with a DDT; Edge then attempted the spear but Jericho blocked it by hitting him across the face with his title belt; Jericho then took the mic and began chanting “Spear” while pointing to the crowd, then dropping to his knees and saying it in Edge’s face; Jericho then held up the belt as the show ended:
R-Truth (w/ David Otunga) pinned WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ Daniel Bryan) with the Lie Detector at 6:06 after Bryan pushed Miz’s feet off the ropes as he had Truth covered; prior to the bout, Miz cut an in-ring promo in which he questioned if Truth & John Morrison really had a chance against he and the Big Show at WrestleMania, then saying he and Show would prove they have no shot by beating them in singles matches
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre pinned Aaron Bolo with the Future Shock DDT at the 32-second mark; Audioslaves’ “Be Yourself” was played before the match as the camera focused on the Money in the Bank briefcase hung above the ring; after the bout, McIntyre confronted Matt Striker at the commentary table to make it clear he was now going to WrestleMania
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show pinned John Morrison at 5:06 with the punch to the face as Morrison attempted the Flying Chuck
Cryme Tyme fought David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) to a no contest at around the 1:20 mark when the Undertaker’s gong sounded, the lights went out, and Taker appeared in the ring when they came back on; moments later, Taker assaulted all four men, dropped Kidd with the powerbomb and Smith with the tombstone; Taker then locked JTG in the Hell’s Gate
Tiffany defeated WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool (w/ Layla & Vickie Guerrero) via disqualification at 1:30 when Guerrero knocked Tiffany to the floor while outside the ring; after the bout, McCool continued to assault Tiffany in the ring until Beth Phoenix ran out, knocked McCool and Layla to the floor, and then dropped Vickie with a clothesline; moments later, Phoenix attempted the Glam Slam on Vickie until McCool and Layla ran back in the ring, with Phoenix again scaring them to the floor while Vickie escaped backstage
Kane defeated Luke Gallows (w/ CM Punk & Serena) via disqualification at 7:33 when Punk attacked Kane after Kane dropped Gallows with the chokeslam; during the bout, Darren Young was shown watching on backstage; after the match, Punk dropped Kane with the Go To Sleep, with Rey Mysterio Jr. then slowly walking out to the ring, chasing Punk to the floor, and assaulting him around ringside and into the crowd; eventually, Dean Malenko and referees held Mysterio back as Punk ran backstage
Dark match after the taping: Edge defeated World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho via disqualification at around the 4-minute mark; after the bout, Edge dropped Jericho with the spear; both worked the match in street clothes

- 3/11/10: Jerry Valiant (John Hill) died at the age of 68.

WWE (Raw) @ Denver, CO – Pepsi Center – March 12, 2010 (11,000)
Evan Bourne defeated William Regal
Christian defeated Carlito
Santino Marella defeated Chris Masters
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Randy Orton defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes
Kelly Kelly & Gail Kim defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Alicia Fox
WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Kofi Kingston and MVP
John Cena, Triple H, & Shawn Michaels defeated WWE World Champion Batista, Sheamus, & Jack Swagger

WWE (Raw) @ Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center – March 13, 2010 (10,368; 9,500 paid)
Evan Bourne defeated William Regal
Christian defeated Carlito
Santino Marella defeated Chris Masters
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Randy Orton defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes in a handicap match
Gail Kim & Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Alicia Fox
WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin defeated MVP and Kofi Kingston
John Cena, Triple H, & Shawn Michaels defeated WWE World Champion Batista, Sheamus, & Jack Swagger

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Stockton, CA – Arena – March 13, 2010 (10,000)
Tiffany served as host for the show
John Morrison & R-Truth defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
Goldust pinned Dolph Ziggler; after the bout, Ezekiel Jackson attacked Goldust, with Matt Hardy making the save
Ezekiel Jackson pinned Matt Hardy with the uranage
Jimmy Wang Yang pinned Tyler Reks with the moonsault
Kane fought WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre to a double count-out; after the bout, Kane dropped McIntyre with the chokeslam inside the ring
Shad Gaspard (w/ JTG) pinned Mike Knox with a boot to the face
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool pinned Beth Phoenix with a kick to the head; prior to the bout, Tiffany threw T-shirts out to the crowd until McCool came out and pushed her, with Phoenix then appearing to make the save
The Undertaker, Edge, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho, CM Punk, & Luke Gallows when Taker pinned Punk with the chokeslam

WWE (Smackdown!) @ San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace – March 14, 2010 (matinee) (6,000)
The return to the venue after a 5-year absence
John Morrison & R-Truth defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
Goldust pinned Dolph Ziggler; after the bout, Ezekiel Jackson attacked Goldust, with Matt Hardy making the save
Ezekiel Jackson pinned Matt Hardy with the uranage
Jimmy Wang Yang pinned Tyler Reks with the moonsault
Kane fought WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre to a double count-out; after the bout, Kane dropped McIntyre with the chokeslam inside the ring
Shad Gaspard (w/ JTG) pinned Mike Knox
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool pinned Beth Phoenix with a kick to the head; prior to the bout, Tiffany threw T-shirts out to the crowd until McCool came out and pushed her, with Phoenix then appearing to make the save
The Undertaker, Edge, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho, CM Punk, & Luke Gallows at around the 7-minute mark when Taker pinned Punk with the chokeslam

WWE (Raw) @ Bakersfield, CA – Rabobank Arena – March 14, 2010 (6,000)
Featured a segment where Hornswoggle threw DX glow sticks into the crowd and danced in the ring with kids
Evan Bourne pinned William Regal with Air Bourne at 6:00
Christian & Yoshi Tatsu defeated Carlito & Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 12:16 when Christian pinned Guerrero with the Killswitch
Randy Orton defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes in a handicap match at 11:23 by pinning Rhodes with the RKO; prior to the bout, Rhodes was to take on Chris Masters in a Masterlock Challenge but the contest never took place as Rhodes & Dibiase double teamed Masters
Gail Kim & Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Alicia Fox at 7:16 when Kelly pinned Fox with the Rocker Dropper; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the match
WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin defeated MVP and Kofi Kingston at 10:44 by pinning Kingston after MVP dropped Kingston with the Playmaker and Miz knocked MVP to the floor
John Cena, Triple H, & Shawn Michaels defeated WWE World Champion Batista, Sheamus, & Jack Swagger at 21:09 when Cena pinned Swagger with the FU

WWE @ San Diego, CA – Sports Arena – March 15, 2010 (8,500; sell out)
Raw – featured an opening in-ring segment in which Steve Austin, the show’s guest host, spoke about being back on Raw and facing Bret Hart at WrestleMania 13; Austin then said Hart was one of the best wrestlers he’d ever faced and said Vince McMahon always brought his A game; Austin, in-between drinking beers in the ring, spoke about overseeing the contract signing later in the show between Hart and McMahon for their match at WrestleMania; moments later, John Cena came out for his opening match, with Austin leaving; WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show followed moments later, passing by Austin in the aisle; included ads promoting Austin’s “Damage” on DVD March 23; featured a backstage segment with Austin and Shawn Michaels, with Austin saying he thinks Michaels could beat the Undertaker but he didn’t think he would; Michaels responded by saying everyone thought his career was over after his loss to Austin at WrestleMania 14 but he proved them wrong, then saying he would prove them wrong again at WrestleMania 26; moments later, World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho interrupted and said he would embarass Michaels later in the show before Taker retires him; Michaels then said he would send Taker a message by destroying Jericho; after Michaels left, Jericho tried to be friendly with Austin but Austin ordered him out of his office; included a video package regarding the Taker vs. Michaels match at WrestleMania, to the tune of Johnny Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave,” mixed with comments from Cena, CM Punk, Show, Triple H, MVP, Rey Mysterio Jr., and Jericho; featured the announcement Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., and Cody Rhodes would participate in a triple threat match at WrestleMania; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Orton regarding his match at WrestleMania and facing Triple H later in the show, during which Orton said he takes Triple H seriously but not Rhodes and Dibiase; featured an ad promoting the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame on USA; included a video package announcing Gorgeous George would be inducted into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame; featured a WrestleMania Recall segment focusing on Kane attacking Pete Rose during WrestleMania 14, followed by the announcement Rose would host the following week’s show; included the announcement Triple H & Orton would face Sheamus, Dibiase, & Rhodes the following week in a handicap match; featured a closing in-ring segment in which Hart and McMahon came out to sign their contract for WrestleMania, with Austin appearing moments later; Austin then addressed McMahon, saying when he went into the WWE Hall of Fame the previous year it was one of the proudest moments of his career; Austin then said Stu Hart was supposed to go into this year’s class but McMahon made sure it wouldn’t happen; Austin then said Stu would be part of the 2010 Hall of Fame, despite McMahon’s objection; McMahon responded by saying he didn’t mind that because all of the Hart family would be in attendance and they’re all disfunctional; Hart responded by saying it didn’t matter if both his legs were broken because he would still beat McMahon, then challenging McMahon to make the match no holds barred; McMahon quickly agreed, then saying it was another example of Bret screwing Bret; the two men then signed the contract, with Austin then telling McMahon he was looking forward to seeing McMahon take the worst ass kicking of his life; Austin then walked up the aisle, then said he had one last thing to tell Vince but would let Bret say it; McMahon then turned around to find Hart had taken off his leg cast, with Hart saying it was a ruse all along with a little help from Cena along the way; Hart then said McMahon can’t back out of the fight because he would sue him for everything he’s got; Hart then hit McMahon with the cast, knocking him over the table in the ring, then hitting him a second time across the head:
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show pinned John Cena at 7:35 with the punch to the face after raking Cena’s eyes to avoid the FU; Cena received a mixed reaction during the bout; late in the match, WWE World Champion Batista came ringside, distracting Cena; after the contest, Batista slid in the ring and whispered something to Cena as Cena lay prone on the mat
Sheamus fought Evan Bourne to a no contest when Sheamus attacked Bourne before the bout with the mic; moments later, Sheamus dropped Bourne with the crucifix powerbomb, knocking him to the floor; Sheamus then grabbed the mic and cut a promo on growing up and looking up to Triple H as Triple H overcame Shawn Michaels, the Undertaker, the Rock, and Steve Austin; Sheamus then said he was supposed to defend his WWE World Title at WrestleMania but Triple H cost him that opportunity, then saying he would take Triple H’s throne
WWE Divas Champion Maryse pinned Kelly Kelly in a non-title match at 1:21 with the DDT; after the contest, Maryse kicked Kelly to the floor and assaulted her at ringside; moments later, Eve and Gail Kim made the save with WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool and Layla then attacking Gail and Eve; McCool eventually knocked Eve out with a kick to the head before holding up her title belt and leaving the ring; Vickie Guerrero then appeared at the entrance way and celebrated with McCool, Layla, and Maryse
Shawn Michaels defeated World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho via count-out in a non-title match at 6:23 when Jericho walked out of the ring after avoiding the superkick; immediately after the bell rang, Edge attacked Jericho from behind in the aisle, brought him into the ring, and hit the spear; moments later, Edge took the mic and said “Spear” before leaving ringside
Triple H defeated Randy Orton via disqualification at 10:02 when Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes attacked Triple H after he dropped Orton with the Pedigree; moments later, Dibiase & Rhodes double teamed Orton until Triple H made the save; moments later, Sheamus came out of the crowd and kicked Triple H in the face, with Dibiase & Rhodes then dragging Orton to the floor where Rhodes hit Crossroads; Sheamus then placed his foot on Triple H and posed
WWE World Champion Batista pinned Kofi Kingston in a non-title match at 2:53 with the spinebuster and sit-down powerbomb; the champion’s face was busted open mid-way through the bout following a kick from Kingston
WWE Superstars – 3/18/10 – included the Kane vs. Shelton Benjamin match taped 3/16/10 in Los Angeles, CA; featured an Undertaker-Shawn Michaels WrestleMania commercial to the tune of Johnny Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave;” included an ad promoting Steve Austin’s “Damage,” on DVD the following Tuesday; featured a WrestleMania Recall of Kane attacking Pete Rose at WrestleMania 14; included a vignette of World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho; featured a WrestleMania 26 ad to the tune of Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It”:
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Jillian Hall & Katie Lea at 4:42 when Jillian was pinned with a leg roll up after missing a facebuster; prior to the bout, Katie Lea cut an in-ring promo citing she has psychic powers, with Jillian then briefly singing Britney Spears’ ’3;’ during the match, the Bella’s mother was shown in the crowd; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Christian, Mark Henry, & Yoshi Tatsu defeated Jack Swagger, William Regal, & Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes) at 14:06 when Christian pinned Ryder with the Killswitch; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Dark match after the show: Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated CM Punk

WWE @ Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center – March 16, 2010 (15,788; 13,000 paid; sell out)
Slam Master J & Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Vance Archer & Tyler Reks
NXT – 3/16/10 – featured a backstage segment in which Matt Striker said the first round of NXT voting would take place in 2 weeks, after which someone would be off the show; included an ad promoting “Shawn Michaels: My Journey;” featured a video package profiling David Otunga; included a backstage segment in which William Regal tried to speak with Skip Sheffield regarding Sheffield’s match later in the show; featured an Undertaker-Michaels WrestleMania commercial to the tune of Johnny Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave;” included an ad promoting the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame on USA:
CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows & Serena) & Darren Young defeated Matt Hardy & Justin Gabriel at 14:07 when Young pinned Hardy after Punk dropped Hardy with the Go To Sleep behind the referee’s back; after the match, Gallows laid out Gabriel, with Punk and Young celebrating until Gallows dropped Young with the 12th Step
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) pinned Daniel Bryan at 2:03 with the tree slam after hitting a chop to the head as Bryan came off the top; after the bout, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show came out, dropped Bryan with the chokeslam, and immediately left the ring
Heath Slater pinned Michael Tarver at 2:50 with a roll up after Tarver missed a charge in the corner; during and after the bout, Christian and Carlito were shown watching on backstage; after the contest, Tarver attacked Slater and dropped him with a t-bone suplex
Wade Barrett (w/ World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho) pinned Skip Sheffield (w/ William Regal) at 3:50 with a fireman’s carry into a forward slam after pulling Sheffield off the top rope
WWE Superstars – 3/18/10: Kane pinned Shelton Benjamin with the chokeslam at 10:54; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout; after the match, the Money in the Bank briefcase was shown hanging over the ring
Smackdown! – 3/19/10 – featured an opening segment in which Todd Grisham & Matt Striker reviewed the previous week’s in-ring altercation between CM Punk and his Straight Edge Society and Rey Mysterio Jr. and his family; moments later, Mysterio came out to the ring and cut a promo on Punk, saying he crossed a line and that he would accept Punk’s challenge to a match at WrestleMania; Mysterio then said he wanted Punk in a streetfight so he could teach him a lesson; Punk, Luke Gallows, & Serena then appeared at the entrance stage with Punk saying he would keep a safe distance because Mysterio was obviously upset that he was shown to be a coward the previous week; Mysterio then called Punk a monster and threatened to come out to get Punk, with Punk saying Mysterio wouldn’t get the match he wanted at WrestleMania if he touched Punk before the show; Punk then said he saw a lot of potential in Mysterio if he would just learn to embrace Straight Edge, then showed still photos on the big screen from the previous week to detail the moment he realized he could save Mysterio so he could be the father his family wants and needs; Punk later said Mysterio would face Gallows later in the show, with Mysterio getting his streetfight at WrestleMania if he won but if he lost, and then lost at WrestleMania, then he would have to join Punk’s group; Mysterio responded by saying he would beat Gallows, as he had done before, and then told Punk “May God have mercy on your soul;” included a WrestleMania 26 ad to the tune of Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It;” featured an Undertaker-Shawn Michaels WrestleMania commercial to the tune of Johnny Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave;” included footage of Vince McMahon’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long and WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre in which Long noted McMahon had erased McIntyre’s earlier losses and said McIntyre would put his undefeated streak up later in the show against the Undertaker; Kevin Rudolf was shown in attendance; featured an in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge in which Edge introduced World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho, who came out alongside Wade Barrett; Edge then said he and Jericho had exchanged attacked in the past week but it would end at WrestleMania with the spear; Jericho responded by saying Edge was simplifying it too much, he knew Edge wasn’t 100%, and that he would target Edge’s tendon to put him out of wrestling; Edge replied by saying he might still be hurt but not he nor Jericho knows for certain, with Edge blindsiding the champion and fighting with Barrett until the two cornered him; Edge eventually fought them off, threw Jericho to the floor, and dropped Barrett with the spear in the ring; moments later, as Edge turned around, Jericho dropped him with the Code Breaker, stomped his leg, and then said “Spear” into the mic before holding up his title belt; included a backstage segment of Word Up with Cryme Tyme in which the word of the day was “Show Down,” with JTG then correcting Shad that it was really “Slim Jim Show Down” to promote the Slim Jim WrestleMania contest; featured an ad promoting Steve Austin’s “Damage,” on DVD Tuesday; included the announcement all the Money in the Bank ladder match participants would compete in a tag team match the following week and the show would feature footage from WrestleMania Axxess:
Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger defeated MVP & Matt Hardy when Ziggler pinned MVP at 5:54 with the Zig Zag after Hardy knocked Swagger to the floor; after the bout, Ziggler pulled a ladder out from under the ring, climbed it, and grabbed the Money in the Bank briefcase which was suspended above the ring
Beth Phoenix & Tiffany defeated WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & Layla at 3:34 when Phoenix pinned McCool with the Glam Slam after avoiding the Faith Breaker; McCool & Layla wore tank tops before the bout which read “Glama Man?”; after the match, Vickie Guerrero came out, sent Tiffany backstage, and demanded an apology from Phoenix for what happened the previous week; Phoenix said she already did backstage, with Guerrero saying she wanted it in front of everyone; Guerrero then said Phoenix would face her the following week in the ring
John Morrison & R-Truth defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 1:39 when Truth pinned Kidd with the Lie Detector
Luke Gallows (w/ CM Punk & Luke Gallows) pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 8:37 when, as Punk distracted the referee, Serena tripped Mysterio as he attempted a springboard into the ring; after the match, Mysterio knocked Gallows to the floor and assaulted him at ringside and on the commentary table as Punk sat on the apron and watched; Mysterio backed off but then jumped on Gallows as Punk and Serena stood feet away; stipulations stated Mysterio would get a streetfight with Punk at WrestleMania if he won and that, if he lost, Mysterio would have to join Punk’s Straight Edge Society if he lost his match at WrestleMania
The Undertaker pinned WWE IC Champion Drew Mcintyre in a non-title match at 2:14 with the chokeslam and tombstone; after the contest, Shawn Michaels appeared at the entrance stage and attempted to hit the superkick but Taker blocked the move; moments later, Michaels escaped a choke, hit the superkick, and yelled at Taker as the show went off the air (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)
Dark match after the taping: John Cena, Edge, Triple H, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE World Champion Batista, World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho, CM Punk, & Sheamus

WWE @ El Paso, TX – County Coliseum – March 19, 2010 (7,000; sell out)
Return to the city after a 4-year absence
Kofi Kingston defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. via disqualification
Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Kofi Kingston defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes in an impromptu match when Guerrero pinned Rhodes
Carlito defeated Primo Colon
Chris Masters defeated William Regal
Gail Kim, Eve, & Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Alicia Fox, & Jillian Hall; Vickie Guerrero & Santino Marella were guest referees for the bout
WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Christian, MVP, and Evan Bourne
John Cena & Mark Henry defeated Sheamus & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show

- 3/20/10: Mike “Baron Mikel” Scicluna died of liver cancer at the age of 80.

WWE (Raw) @ Tucson, AZ – March 20, 2010 (3,800)
Santino Marella & Primo defeated Carlito & Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Chris Masters defeated William Regal
WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Christian
Gail Kim, Kelly Kelly, & Eve defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Jillian Hall, & Alicia Fox
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show defeated MVP
John Cena & Mark Henry defeated WWE World Champion Batista & Sheamus

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Sacramento, CA – ARCO Arena – March 21, 2010
R-Truth pinned Mike Knox with the Lie Detector
Goldust pinned Vance Archer with a roll up; after the bout, David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd attacked Goldust at ringside, with Cryme Tyme then making the save
Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd when JTG pinned Kidd with a roll up
Matt Hardy pinned Finlay with the Twist of Fate; Finlay worked the bout as a heel
John Morrison pinned Dolph Ziggler
Kane pinned Ezekiel Jackson with the chokeslam
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool pinned Beth Phoenix
The Undertaker, Edge, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho, CM Punk, & Luke Gallows when Taker pinned Punk with a chokeslam

WWE (Raw) @ Reno, NV – Events Center – March 21, 2010 (3,600)
Santino Marella & Primo Colon defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Carlito when Santino pinned Guerrero with a roll up after the Cobra
Chris Masters defeated William Regal via submission with the full nelson
WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Christian with the Skull Crushing Finale after the challenger hit the ringpost shoulder-first
Eve, Kelly Kelly, & Gail Kim defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Alicia Fox, & Jillian Hall when Kim scored the pin
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne when Dibiase pinned Bourne following Dream Street
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show pinned MVP with the chokeslam
John Cena & Mark Henry defeated WWE World Champion Batista & Sheamus when Cena pinned Sheamus with the FU after Hornswoggle interfered

WWE @ San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion – March 22, 2010 (11,000 paid; announced at 13,376; sell out)
Mike Knox defeated Sho Funaki
Raw – featured an opening in-ring promo by Shawn Michaels in which he said he had a feeling and it was the same feeling he had in January 1992 before he threw Marty Jannetty through the Barber Shop window and in March 1996 before he won the WWE World Title; Michaels said he felt he could do anything and said while his new DVD might make it seem as though his career is coming to an end, he had a lot more to do; Michaels continued to discuss the Undertaker, saying he would soon be known as the man that ended Taker’s WrestleMania winning streak, until the lights dimmed and a highlight package aired of Michaels’ career; moments later, the graphic on the big screen read that Michaels’ career would end at WrestleMania; as a response, Michaels called out Taker, with guest host Pete Rose then coming out on the entrance stage; Rose then said he wished Michaels the best of luck at WrestleMania and wanted him to tune up later in the show against Kane in a No DQ, no count-out match to get revenge for what Kane had done to Rose in previous WrestleManias; included a video package highlighting the John Cena vs. Batista match at Summer Slam 08; featured an ad promoting Steve Austin’s “Damage” on DVD; included a backstage segment with Triple H and Randy Orton in which they discussed their handicap tag team match later in the show; members of the San Francisco 49ers were shown in attendance; featured a video package highlighting Batista beating Cena at Elimination Chamber to win the WWE World Title; included the announcement Stu Hart would be inducted into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame by Bret Hart and the Hart Family; featured an ad promoting the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame telecast on USA; included a video package highlighting the Cena vs. Batista match on Raw the day after Elimination Chamber; featured a graphic promoting all the WrestleMania events from Wednesday through Sunday; included an in-ring promo by Hart regarding his upcoming WrestleMania match with Vince McMahon, in which he referenced the ‘Bret screwed Bret’ line and said everyone would be chanting ‘Bret beat Vince’ the following week and that all the Harts were heading to Phoenix; Hart then said Vince had driven half his family out of the WWE while the Harts would be witness to him beating up Vince; Hart then listed his WrestleMania matches against his brother Owen, Roddy Piper, Steve Austin, Michaels, and Yokozuna and said WrestleMania 26 would be the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be; moments later, McMahon appeared at the entrance stage and said, one way or another, Hart was screwed; featured a backstage segment in which Rose wished Michaels luck in his match with Kane; included highlights from the Cena vs. McMahon match in which Batista interfered; featured the announcement Bob Ueker would be inducted into the WWE 2010 Hall of Fame by Dick Ebersol; included a backstage segment with Christian and Rose, with Rose making fun of the San Francisco Giants until he was confronted by Kane and dragged away; featured footage from Batista costing Cena his match the previous week against WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show; included an ad promoting WrestleMania Axxess; featured the announcement the cast of ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ would host the following week’s show; included a closing segment in which WWE World Champion Batista, flanked by several security guards, came out to the ring and cut a promo saying Cena would never beat him and that he didn’t see the fans as fans but as dollar signs; Batista then called for Cena to come out for their scheduled confrontation, with Cena then appearing and saying he let the fans down by losing the title to Batista and that he’s failed to stop Batista week in and week out; Cena continued by saying he saw vulnerability in Batista’s eyes and that he can be beat and he would be the man to do it; Cena then went to leave until Batista called him out, with Cena laying in on Batista until he was pulled away by security, with Batista eventually rolling to the floor and being held back by officials as Cena was held back in the ring by security; Batista eventually left backstage as Cena stood alone in the ring to close the show:
John Morrison (w/ R-Truth) pinned WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show) at 8:31 with Starship Pain after taking Miz off the top with a sunset flip into a powerbomb; Truth and Show provided guest commentary for the match; during the contest, it was announced Truth and Show would compete Friday on Smackdown; after the match, Show shoved Truth on the floor, with Morrison hitting a baseball side on Show before leaving ringside with Truth
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Kofi Kingston pinned Vladimir Kozlov with the spin kick to the face at 2:21; Jack Swagger provided guest commentary for the match
Sheamus, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes defeated Triple H & Randy Orton in a handicap match at 5:03 when Sheamus pinned Orton with a boot to the head as Orton attempted to drop Rhodes with a DDT from the middle rope; prior to the bout, Dibiase & Rhodes cut an in-ring promo in which they said they would have been superstars regardless of Orton’s help and that Orton and the fans would respect them within one week’s time; after the contest, Triple H cleared Sheamus from the ring (The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
Shawn Michaels pinned Kane in a No DQ, no count-out match at 5:27 with the superkick; during the bout, Michaels used both the Crippler Crossface and ankle lock; late in the bout, the lights went out in the arena; when they came back on, Taker appeared in the ring, dropped Michaels with the chokeslam, and then disappeared (The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
WWE Divas Champion Maryse, WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool, & Layla (w/ Vickie Guerrero & Alicia Fox) defeated Beth Phoenix, Gail Kim, & Eve (w/ Mickie James & Kelly Kelly) at the 57-second mark when McCool pinned Kim with a reversal into the Faith Breaker
NXT – 3/23/10 – featured a backstage segment in which Matt Striker promoted the following week’s episode in which the WWE Pros would vote on the Rookies; included a vignette on Daniel Bryan regarding his experience, submission style, training under Shawn Michaels, and goal of main eventing WrestleMania; featured a WrestleMania 26 ad to the tune of Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It;” included a video package hyping the Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels match at WrestleMania; featured an ad promoting Steve Austin’s “Damage” on DVD; included an ad promoting the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame airing on USA; featured a graphic promoting all the WrestleMania events from Wednesday through Sunday; included a video package recapping the Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon rivalry to the tune of “Human” by Civil Twilight; featured a vignette of Darren Young regarding his persona and growing up a fan of Michaels and Ricky Steamboat; included a WrestleMania Recall focusing on WrestleMania 21 and the debut of Money in the Bank; featured a video package hyping the John Cena vs. WWE World Champion Batista match at WrestleMania:
Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel defeated Skip Sheffield (w/ William Regal) & Wade Barrett at 5:31 when Slater pinned Sheffield after Barrett accidentally kicked his opponent in the face; Christian came ringside early in the match to be in the corner of Slater & Gabriel
David Otunga & Darren Young (w/ CM Punk, Luke Gallows, & Serena) defeated Daniel Bryan & Michael Tarver (w/ Carlito) at 12:54 when Otunga pinned Bryan with a spinebuster after avoiding a dropkick from the middle turnbuckle; following Otunga & Young’s entrance, footage was shown from the previous week of Otunga and WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin at a SyFy red carpet event in New York City, during which Miz said he and Otunga were on hand because they were stars and Bryan wasn’t a star
WWE Superstars – 3/25/10 – featured a WrestleMania Recall segment recapping Shawn Michaels’ entrance at WrestleMania 12; included a graphic advertising the WrestleMania week events; featured a video package recapping the rivalry between Michaels and the Undertaker; included an ad promoting WrestleMania Axxess; featured an ad promoting the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame on USA; included a video package recapping the feud between Edge and World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho; featured an ad promoting “Shawn Michaels: My Journey;” included an ad promoting Steve Austin’s “Damage;” featured a video package recapping the Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon rivalry to the tune of “Human” by Civil Twilight; included footage of Luke Gallows beating Rey Mysterio Jr. the previous week on Smackdown!, which decided the stipulation of the Mysterio vs. CM Punk match at WrestleMania; featured a WrestleMania 26 ad:
CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows & Serena) pinned JTG (w/ Shad Gaspard) at 3:33 with the Go To Sleep; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Tyson Kidd (w/ David Hart Smith & Natalya Neidhart) at 15:22 with the 619 and springboard splash; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! – 3/26/10 – featured footage from WrestleMania Axxess; included an Undertaker-Shawn Michaels WrestleMania commercial to the tune of Johnny Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave;” featured a WrestleMania 26 ad to the tune of Kevin Rudolf’s “I Made It;” included Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler hosting at Axxess; featured a video package recapping the feud between Edge and World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho; included a video package recapping the feud between CM Punk and Rey Mysterio Jr.; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show regarding their match at WrestleMania against John Morrison & R-Truth and Show’s match later in the show against Truth; included a WrestleMania 26 ad; featured an ad promoting Steve Austin’s “Damage;” included an in-ring promo by Jericho regarding his title defense against Edge at WrestleMania, during which he said his DNA was superior to Edge and Edge’s poor DNA was why he kept getting injured; eventually, Edge ran out, with the two brawling until Jericho slid out of the ring to avoid the spear; moments later, Edge grabbed Jericho’s belt in the ring as Jericho looked on from the aisle; featured a segment on the WrestleMania Reading Challenge, with comments from Miz, Kingston, Mark Henry, Matt Hardy, John Morrison, MVP, and more; included a video package recapping the Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon rivalry to the tune of “Human” by Civil Twilight; featured a video package recapping the feud between John Cena and WWE World Champion Batista; included a WrestleMania Recall focusing on WrestleMania 21 and the debut of Money in the Bank; featured a video package recapping the rivalry between Michaels and Taker; included an ad promoting the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame on USA:
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler, Kane, Shelton Benjamin, & Matt Hardy (Smackdown!) defeated Christian, Evan Bourne, Kofi Kingston, MVP, & Jack Swagger (Raw) at 17:04 when McIntyre pinned Christian with the Future Shock after Ziggler made the blind tag and Christian dropped Ziggler with the Unprettier; prior to the match, footage was shown from WWE Axxess, including an appearance from Bret Hartafter the bout, McIntyre pulled a ladder out from under the ring and went to climb it to the Money in the Bank briefcase above the ring, only for the other 9 men to come back into the ring and shove him off, then tip the ladder on top of him (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool, WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Layla, Vickie Guerrero, & Alicia Fox defeated Beth Phoenix in a handicap match at 2:24 when Guerrero scored the pin after McCool kicked Phoenix in the face; the match was scheduled for Phoenix vs. Guerrero but Guerrero changed it to a handicap match following her entrance; after the match, the divas held Phoenix down as Guerrero went up top for a frog splash; moemnts later, Mickie James, Eve, Gail Kim, & Kelly Kelly made the save; eventually, Phoenix and Guerrero were left alone in the ring, with Phoenix stripping Guerrero down to her panties, which read “Excuse me” and Vickie then running backstage
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show (w/ WWE Unified Tag Team Champion & WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin) defeated R-Truth via disqualification at 3:22 when Morrison & Truth hit a double DDT on Show as Show attempted the chokeslam on Truth; prior to the bout, Morrison introduced Truth, with Truth then introducing Morrison; moments later, the two made fun of Miz & Show, noting Show’s WrestleMania record was 0-10 and that he and Miz had no chemistry; after the bout, Truth his a scissors kick on Show and Morrison followed with the Flying Chuck; moments later, Truth hit Miz with the Lie Detector and Morrison followed with Starship Pain

- 3/26/10: Michael “Baron Mikel” Scicluna was buried in Pittsburgh. Bruno Sammartino, Larry Sharpe, Pete Sanchez, Davey O’Hannon, and Johnny DeFazio were among those in attendance.

WrestleMania 26 – Glendale, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium – March 28, 2010 (matinee) (61,093; about 55,000 paid; announced at 72,219)
Yoshi Tatsu won a 26-man battle royal at 8:31 by last eliminating Zack Ryder; other participants included: Cryme Tyme, David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd, Finlay, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Mark Henry, Goldust, Santino Marella, Primo Colon, Jimmy Wang Yang, Slam Master J, the Great Khali, Caylen Croft & Trent Baretta, Tyler Reks, Chris Masters, Sho Funaki, Vance Archer, Mike Knox, Carlito, Vladimir Kozlov, William Regal, and Luke Gallows; eliminations: Primo by Archer (0:09); Slam Master J by Knox (0:16); Croft & Barretta by Henry via a double clothesline (0:57); Guerrero by Henry via a press slam onto Croft & Barretta on the floor (1:08); Henry by Khali following a chop to the head (1:15); Khali by Gallows, Ryder, Tatsu, Masters, Archer, Carlito, Know, Shad, JTG, & Funaki (1:25); Gallows by Shad & JTG following a double clothesline (1:44); JTG by Shad (1:52); Masters by Archer via a boot to the face as Masters had the full nelson on Reks (4:05); Smith & Kidd by Kozlov (4:33); Kozlov by Knox following a clothesline from behind (4:37); Funaki by Knox (4:49); Goldust by Knox after Knox pulled down the top rope (4:51); Shad by Regal when Regal pulled down the top rope (5:02); Regal by Finlay (5:08); Reks by Ryder & Archer (5:14); Santino by Finlay after Santino hit the Cobra on Archer and Ryder (6:12); Yang by Archer via a boot to the face as Yang was on the apron (6:41); Archer by Tatsu following a dropkick to the back (6:46); moments later, Hornswoggle came out from under the ring and distracted Knox so Finlay could hit him with the shillelagh; Hornswoggle followed by hitting the frog splash; Carlito by Finlay via a clothesline (7:53); Finlay and Knox by Ryder as Finlay attempted to eliminate Knox (8:11); moments later, Ryder cleared Hornswoggle from the ring; Ryder by Tatsu; prior to the bout, Daniel Bryan, Darren Young, Skip Sheffield, Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, David Otunga, Heath Slater, and Michael Tarver appeared at the entrance stage to watch the bout; Michael Cole, Matt Striker, & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match (WrestleMania 26)
Pay-per-view bouts – featured an opening fly over by three jets; included Fantasia performing “America the Beautiful;” featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Matt Striker on commentary; included footage of media appearances and WrestleMania Axxess events during the week, featuring John Cena Kofi Kingston, Hornswoggle, WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin, Sgt. Slaughter, Santino Marella, John Morrison, Brie & Nikki Bella, Bret Hart, the Big Show, World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho and comments from international fans who flew in for the event; featured a “Don’t try this at home” PSA; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Vickie Guerrero, surrounded by WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool, WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Alicia Fox, and Layla; moments later, Guerrero took the mic and spoke about her WrestleMania in-ring debut later in the show; Vickie then brought Jillian Hall into camera view, who sang Tina Turner’s “Simply the Best” until the other divas walked off; after Vickie too walked off, Santino walked in, advertised Slim Jim, and then bit into one – causing Jillian to first become Mae Young, Gene Okerlund, and finally Melina; featured an ad promoting Extreme Rules 2010; included footage from the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony; featured Howard Finkel introducing the Hall of Fame class – Mad Dog Vachon, wheeled out by a Bella twin, Antonio Inoki, Bob Ueker, Wendi Richter, Gorgeous George – represented by his ex wife and helped out by the other Bella – Stu Hart – represented by the Hart family – and Ted Dibiase; included a Slim Jim commercial featuring Edge; featured a recap of the Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon feud to the tune of Civil Twilight’s “Human;” included the announcement that WrestleMania 27 would be held April 3, 2011 in Atlanta, GA; featured an announcement from Justin Roberts that 72,219 were in attendance for the show; included footage from the 26-man battle royal, held before the show aired on pay-per-view, in which Yoshi Tatsu eliminated Zack Ryder to win:
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show defeated John Morrison & R-Truth at 3:24 when Show pinned Morrison following a punch as Morrison attempted the Flying Chuck on Miz after Show tagged himself in to the match
Randy Orton defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes at 9:02 by pinning Dibiase with the RKO after avoiding Dream Street; late in the bout, Orton kicked Rhodes in the head
Jack Swagger defeated WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre, Kane, Christian, MVP, Kofi Kingston, Matt Hardy, Evan Bourne, Shelton Benjamin, and Dolph Ziggler at 13:44 after ramming the briefcase into Christian’s face as both men stood atop a ladder
Triple H pinned Sheamus with the Pedigree at 12:10; late in the bout, Triple H kicked out of Sheamus’s boot to the face
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows & Serena) at 6:30 with the 619 and springboard splash after causing Punk to collide with Gallows on the apron; prior to the bout, Punk cut a promo on his way to the ring in which he said he was not a monster but rather a savior and could save the 70,000 fans in attendance; Punk’s trunks were in the style of the GI Joe franchise of the 1980s; Mysterio dressed in the style of Avatar for the match; mid-way through the match, some in the crowd chanted “CM Punk” while others followed with “sucks;” stipulations stated Mysterio would have to join the Straight Edge Society if he lost
Bret Hart defeated Vince McMahon in a no holds barred lumberjack match via submission with the Sharpshooter at 11:09 after repeatedly hitting him with a steel chair; prior to the match, McMahon walked out and said Hart deserved a WrestleMania screwjob and said he found a bunch of lumberjacks; McMahon then introduced the entire Hart Family, including David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, and Natalya Neidhart who would be supporting McMahon; after Bruce Hart revealed that he would be the guest referee for the match, Bret took the mic and said he knew what Vince was trying to do and that McMahon had been double crossed, then showing that the Harts were actually backing him and not McMahon; after the bout, Hart celebrated with the entire Hart family inside the ring (Hart’s first WWE match in more than 12 years)
World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho pinned Edge at 15:47 with the Code Breaker, moments after the challenger kicked out after being hit with the title belt behind the referee’s back; after the bout, Jericho attempted to further injure Edge’s leg but Edge fought back and eventually hit a spear from one commentary table to the other and through the timekeeper’s barricade; moments later, Edge left ringside as trainers tended to Jericho on the floor (Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho)
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool, WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Vickie Guerrero, Alicia Fox, & Layla defeated Beth Phoenix, Eve, Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, & Gail Kim at 3:24 when Vickie pinned Kelly with a frog splash
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Batista to win the title at 13:30 via submission with the STFU after avoiding the sit-down powerbomb; following Batista’s entrance, the United Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performed at the entrance stage to introduce Cena; both men received mixed reactions; late in the bout, Cena kicked out after sustaining the powerbomb; moments later, Batista kicked out after sustaining the FU; after the match, Cena celebrated at ringside beside fans who wore “We Hate Cena” T-shirts (The True Story of WrestleMania Blu-ray)
The Undertaker pinned Shawn Michaels in a No DQ, no count-out match at 24:01 with a jumping tombstone, moments after Michaels kicked out of the tombstone, struggled to his feet, gave Taker his own thumb across the throat signal, and slapped Taker across the face; prior to the match, Taker came up through the entrance stage and wore a hood rather than his traditional hat; following both men’s entrance, Michaels gave Taker his own thumb across the throat signal; mid-way through the match, Michaels was tended to on the floor by a trainer after sustaining a tombstone on the floor; after the bout, a graphic appeared on the entrance stage which read “18-0;” stipulations stated Michaels would have to retire if he lost; moments later, Taker pulled Michaels to his feet as the crowd chanted “Thank you, Shawn;” the two then shook hands and hugged before Taker left the ring; the crowd chanted “HBK” and “Thank you” as Michaels looked out at the audience, then kneeling and looking up at the sky; Michaels thanked the crowd, left the ring, and waved to them as he made his way backstage, stopping to kneel at the entrance stage and look to the sky again (voted Match of the Year by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter) (WWE’s Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010)

WWE @ Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center – March 29, 2010 (9,000)
Raw – featured an opening video highlighting the Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker match the previous night at WrestleMania 26; included an in-ring promo by Batista in which he said his loss at WrestleMania to John Cena was a fluke and that it would be forgotten within a month; the crowd then chanted “You tapped out,” with Batista then saying he was entitled to a rematch and said Cena couldn’t beat him; moments later, Cena interrupted, as fans briefly chanted “Cena sucks,” reminding Batista that he said Cena couldn’t beat him and that Batista tapped out; Cena then said this was a night all the fans would remember due to it being Michaels’ farewell and that he would give Batista his title rematch later in the show; Batista rejected the offer and briefly fought with Cena until Cena cleared him from the ring; moments later, Jack Swagger came out of the crowd and jumped Cena from behind with the Money in the Bank briefcase before ordering a referee out so he could caseh in the title shot; before a referee could get to the ring, Cena attempted the STFU, with Swagger immediately going to the floor and calling off the title shot before leaving ringside; included highlights from the Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Jacques & Raymond Rougeau match from the 7/25/88 Madison Square Garden show; a graphic read it took place 6/18/88; featured footage from Michaels throwing Jannetty through the Barber Shop window which aired 1/11/92; included footage of media appearances and WrestleMania Axxess events during the week, featuring Cena, Kofi Kingston, Hornswoggle, WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin, Sgt. Slaughter, Santino Marella, John Morrison, Brie & Nikki Bella, Bret Hart, the Big Show, Chris Jericho and comments from international fans who flew in for the event; featured a backstage segment with guest hosts Rob Corddry and Clark Duke in which they talked about ditching John Cusak and Craig Robinson; moments later, Santino walked in like Cusak in ‘Say Anything;’ the two then joined Brie & Nikki Bella, Rosa Mendes, and Tiffany in a hot tub; included a segment with Triple H at the entrance stage in which he spoke about it being the end of an era and discussed meeting Michaels 16 years earlier, then saying they would take on the world and face each other; Triple H alluded to the Wolfpac and he and Shawn only having each other when that ended; Triple H then said there was something he always wanted to say to Michaels and he would do so in front of the whole world, with Sheamus then juping Triple H from behind and knocking him out with a steel pipe; featured highlights from the WrestleMania X ladder match between Michaels and WWF IC Champion Razor Ramon; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read photos from Taker vs. Michaels had already been viewed more than 10 million times on WWE.com; featured highlights from the WrestleMania 12 Ironman match between Michaels and WWF World Champion Bret Hart; included an in-ring promo by Hart in which he congratulated Michaels on his career and said he was one of the greatest wrestlers ever; Hart then talked about the entire Hart family beating up Vince McMahon the previous night, then mentioned Owen Hart, Stu, Helen, and Davey Boy Smith before revealing the T-shirt he was wearing featuring he and Owen on it; Hart then thanked the fans for their support over the past 3 months; moments later, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show interrupted, with Miz calling Hart a thief for stealing the TV time that was rightfully his; Miz then said he was 17 wins away from tying Taker’s undefeated WrestleMania streak, which drew laughter from Hart and the fans; Miz then called Hart overrated, with Miz & Show then preparing to gang up on Hart until David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, & Natalya Neidhart came out; Miz & Show then quickly left ringside, with Hart taking the mic and challenging Miz & Show on behalf of Smith & Kidd; Show rejected the challenge but Miz accepted it and eventually convinced Show to do the same; featured highlights of Michaels’ run with DX; included Corddry and Duke in the hot tub, with Tiffany and Rosa leaving after getting creeped out; moments later, Robinson appeared on a flatscreen TV and implied that they were behind the fact he didn’t make the show; Robinson then had the Bellas step out of the hot tub so Mark Henry could take their spot; Hornswoggle eventually appeared in the hot tub with the three; featured an ad promoting Michaels’ “My Journey;” included highlights from the Michaels vs. Taker match at WrestleMania 25; featured a closing in-ring segment in which Michaels came out to address the crowd; before he said anything, the Undertaker appeared at the entrance stage, tipped his hat to Michaels, and returned backstage; as Michaels began to talk, the crowd chanted “Please don’t go;” Michaels then talked about breaking into the business at 19, being in the WWE at 23, and now being 44; the crowd replied with “Thank you, Shawn;” as tears streamed down his face, Michaels thanked the audience for providing him a home when at times he had nothing else; Michaels then thanked Triple H for being his friend when no one else wanted to be around him; Michaels then mentioned the production team, the cameramen, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, and Jim Ross for making him look as good as they did, then noting a guy named Adam who works at WWE Headquarters by putting together the video packages; the crowd chanted “One more match” until Michaels said he didn’t want to go back on his word to the fans or Taker by coming back to the ring, then saying he would do everything in his power to make sure that doesn’t happen; Michaels then thanked Hart, saying he drove Hart crazy back in the 90s and Hart had every right to say what he said about Michaels over the years; he then said he wanted to thank Hart for forgiving him and giving him a chance to rekindle their friendship; Michaels thanked McMahon for his patience, the opportunity, and keeping him focused when he was on a crash course; he then thanked the audience, and they replied with another chant of “Thank you, Shawn,” for letting him show off in front of them every night; the crowd chanted “HBK” before Michaels thanked Jesus for saving him and told his wife and kids that he was coming home; Michaels then finished with “The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels has left the building” before leaving the mic in the ring and walking up the ramp; Triple H came out moments later with the two hugging before Triple H held up the DX glow sticks and put them on the ground in front of them:
Christian pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. in a lumberjack match at around the 6-minute mark with the Killswitch when the lumberjacks began fighting on the floor; prior to the match, Ted Dibiase Sr., Pat Patterson, IRS, Nick Bockwinkel, and Arn Anderson came out to the ring, followed by Roddy Piper, Sgt. Slaughter, Tony Garea, and Ricky Steamboat; Jerry Lawler then joined Piper’s group at ringside, followed by the introduction of Clark Duke & Rob Corddry from ‘Hot Tub Time Machine;’ Duke & Corddry then said WWE World Champion John Cena & a partner of his choosing would face Batista & Jack Swagger later in the show and said the following match would be a legends lumberjack match, since they go back to 1986 in their movie; Michael Cole provided sole commentary for the match; after the bout, Dibiase Sr. tended to his son in the ring until Jr. shoved him and walked off (the bout began during the commercial break)
Beth Phoenix, Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Eve, & Gail Kim defeated WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool, WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Vickie Guerrero, Alicia Fox, & Layla at the 20-second mark when Eve pinned Maryse with a roll up; after the bout, Phoenix’s team chased Vickie out of the ring before successfully fighting off the rest of her team
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Bret Hart & Natalya Neidhart) defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show via count-out in a non-title impromptu match at around the 7-minute mark when Show dragged Miz out of the ring as Miz was caught in Kidd’s Sharpshooter, with Miz & Show then going backstage (the match began during the commercial break)
WWE World Champion John Cena & Randy Orton (mystery partner) defeated Batista & Jack Swagger at 8:06 when Orton pinned Swagger with the RKO; following his entrance, Swagger cut an in-ring promo on winning Money in the Bank at WrestleMania; after Cena appeared, he took the mic and said Batista would remember his partner because they’re old friends, with Orton then coming out
WWE Superstars – 4/1/10 – included footage of media appearances and WrestleMania Axxess events during the week, featuring John Cena Kofi Kingston, Hornswoggle, WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin, Sgt. Slaughter, Santino Marella, John Morrison, Brie & Nikki Bella, Bret Hart, the Big Show, World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho and comments from international fans who flew in for the event; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta on April 3, 2011; included footage of WWE World Champion John Cena filming an episode of Nickelodeon’s “True Jackson VP,” which would air Saturday; featured a music video recapping Shawn Michaels’ farewell speech at Raw and highlights of his career to the tune of the Verve Pipe’s “Colorful;” included an ad promoting “Shawn Michaels: My Journey;” featured the David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd vs. Trent Baretta & Caylen Croft match taped 3/30/10 in Las Vegas, NV:
MVP & Kofi Kingston defeated Carlito (w/ Michael Tarver) & Zack Ryder when Kingston pinned Carlito with the spin kick to the face at 11:39; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Yoshi Tatsu pinned William Regal (w/ Skip Sheffield) at 4:40 with the kick to the face as Tatsu stood on the ring apron; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Dark match after the show: Edge defeated World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho via disqualification when Jericho poked the referee in the eyes; after the bout, Triple H made the save, hit a superkick on Jericho, and posed in the ring ala Shawn Michaels

WWE @ Las Vegas, NV – Thomas & Mack Center – March 30, 2010 (7,000)
Sho Funaki defeated Mike Knox (Knox’s last match)
NXT – 3/30/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment with Matt Striker in which he introduced all the NXT rookies to the ring before showing the results from the WWE Pro poll – #8: Darren Young, #7: Michael Tarver, #6: Skip Sheffield, #5: David Otunga, #4: Heath Slater, #3: Justin Gabriel, #2: Wade Barrett, and #1: Daniel Bryan; Striker then conducted an interview with Young and Bryan regarding their respective rankings, with Otunga then taking exception to Bryan’s spot; moments later, Striker said the pros would vote again in six weeks, with the person coming in last would be eliminated; in the weeks that followed, all the men would be eliminated until it came down to the final four; Striker then said the NXT winner would challenge for any championship they wanted at a future pay-per-view and that all the rookies would compete in a battle royal later in the show, with the winner earning the chance to host Monday Night Raw the following week; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 coming to Atlanta April 3, 2011; featured a music video recapping Shawn Michaels’ farewell speech at Raw and highlights of his career to the tune of the Verve Pipe’s “Colorful;” included an ad promoting “Shawn Michaels: My Journey”:
CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows & Serena), Wade Barrett (sub. for World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho), R-Truth, & Matt Hardy (w/ World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho) (Smackdown!) defeated Christian, WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin, Carlito, & William Regal (Raw) at 15:15 when Barrett pinned Christian with the fireman’s carry into the forward slam after Jericho grabbed Christian’s leg from behind the referee’s back, distracting him from the floor; Jericho provided guest commentary for the match
David Otunga won a 8-man battle royal at 8:04 by last eliminating Justin Gabriel; other participants included Michael Tarver, Heath Slater, Skip Sheffield, Wade Barrett, Daniel Bryan, and Darren Young; order of elimination: Barrett by all the other men (0:09); Sheffield by Young & Gabriel (during commercial break); Young by Bryan following a jumping knee to the head (during commercial break); Tarver by Bryan following a body scissors over the top (5:28); Slater and Bryan following a crossbody by Slater (5:35); Gabriel by Otunga following an eye rake; stipulations stated the winner would host Raw the following week; after the bout, R-Truth came out to the ring to celebrate with Otunga; moments later, Matt Striker conducted an in-ring interview with Otunga regarding his hosting Raw the following week
WWE Superstars – 4/1/10: David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Caylen Croft & Trent Baretta at 11:08 when Baretta submitted to Kidd’s Sharpshooter after sustaining the springboard Hart Attack; prior to the bout, Croft & Baretta cut an in-ring promo about the Hart Dynasty’s association with Bret Hart, then noting they met Criss Angel recently; Todd Grisham & Michael Cole provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! – 4/2/10 – featured a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger passing by Tony Atlas, Mickie James, and Slam Master J, with Atlas congratulating Swagger on his win; moments later, Swagger passed Shelton Benjamin, with Swagger saying he should be known as the gold standard now; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Shad Gaspard regarding his attack earlier in the show on JTG, with Shad saying there was no more Cryme Tyme and that it was now his time; featured footage of WWE World Champion John Cena filming an episode of Nickelodeon’s “True Jackson VP,” which would air Saturday; included a music video recapping Shawn Michaels’ farewell speech at Raw and highlights of his career to the tune of the Verve Pipe’s “Colorful;” featured a backstage segment with WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool, Layla, and Vickie Guerrero in which they discussed Vickie’s frog splash at WrestleMania; moments later, Swagger interrupted and said he wanted time on the mic later in the show, with Swagger thanking her and then kissing Vickie on the cheek; included an in-ring segment with CM Punk, Luke Gallows, & Serena in which Gallows told the fans that then and there was the moment to make a change in their lives for the better; moments later, Serena said Punk was perfect in every way and deserved the fans’ respect; she then said she saw demons in the crowd and saw an angel in Punk; Punk took the mic and said Las Vegas needed to be saved more than any city, mentioned that you can buy a drink anywhere at any time and smoke anywhere you want; Punk then said Rey Mysterio Jr. needed Straight Edge and Punk and needed to be saved, then challenged Mysterio to a rematch and put his hair on the line should Mysterio beat him; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta on April 3, 2011; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Chris Jericho in which Long refused to reverse the decision earlier in the show between Jericho and Swagger but offered Jericho a rematch for later in the show, which Jericho refused, citing he was injured; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, & Natalya Neidhart regarding Stu Hart being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and getting involved in Bret Hart’s match with Vince McMahon at WrestleMania; moments later, Swagger walked into the camera view and held up his title belt; included an ad promoting “Shawn Michaels: My Journey;” featured footage of Jericho throwing a fit at ringside during the commercial break after losing the title to Swagger earlier in the show; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read photos of the Undertaker vs. Michaels match at WrestleMania had already been viewed 16 million times on WWE.com; featured an in-ring promo by Swagger in which he read a prepared statement regarding his title win earlier in the show, the fans being witness to it, his amateur background, and winning Money in the Bank at WrestleMania; Swagger then said the fans now had a replacement for Michaels as the greatest wrestler on the planet; moments later, Jericho interrupted and told Swagger to give him back the belt, then saying he would take it back when he healed up; Edge then appeared and said Swagger should face him to prove what kind of champion he really was, then noting Swagger would only have the belt because of what Edge did to Jericho; eventually, Long came out to the entrance stage and said Jericho would face Edge the following week to determine who challenges Swagger; following Long’s announcement, Jericho dropped Edge with the Codebreaker, with Swagger then sliding back into the ring and dropping Jericho and then Edge with the gutwrench powerbomb:
Jack Swagger pinned World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho in an impromptu match to win the title with the gutwrench powerbomb at the 10-second mark; prior to the bout, Jericho cut an in-ring promo bragging about his win over Edge at WrestleMania and then discussing Edge hitting the spear on him from the commentary table into the barricade and the fans chanting “Spear” after the fact; moments later, Edge came out and said he wanted an immediate rematch, with Jericho saying Edge lost and would have to go to the back of the line; Edge then attacked the champion, ripping off his jacket and shirt, revealing taped ribs; Edge dropped Jericho with the DDT and followed with the spear; as Edge left ringside, Swagger ran out, hit him with the Money in the Bank briefcase, grabbed the mic, and called for a referee to come out so he could cash in his title shot; referee Mike Chioda eventually ran out and spent several moments clearing the ring, despite Swagger’s objections and the fans chanting “Ring the bell;” after the bout, Swagger passed by Edge’s body in the aisle, briefly stopping to stare at him (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)
John Morrison & R-Truth defeated Cryme Tyme at the 44-second mark when Morrison pinned Shad with Starship Pain; after the bout, Cryme Tyme briefly argued before Shad kicked JTG in the face, followed with several knees, and then a right hand punch; moments later, after a referee came out to try to stop the fight, Shad dropped JTG with the STO; eventually, referees tended to JTG in the ring
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre fought Matt Hardy to a no contest in a non-title match when McIntyre attacked Hardy before the match, rammed his head into the ringpost, and then dropped him with the Future Shock in the ring; McIntyre then held up his title belt while looking down at Hardy’s body
Dolph Ziggler defeated the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) via submission with the sleeper at 2:26; late in the bout, Singh appeared to be yelling at the referee to notice Khali’s foot was under the bottom rope; after the bout, Khali took the mic and, with Singh translating, said he was going to go home, spend time with friends and family, regroup, and then come back to be world champion
Beth Phoenix & Tiffany defeated WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & Layla (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 3:08 when Phoenix pinned Layla with the Glam Slam after avoiding a spin kick
Kane defeated Daniel Bryan, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver, Skip Sheffield, Wade Barrett, Darren Young, David Otunga, & Justin Gabriel in a handicap elimination match at 8:42; Kane pinned Barrett with the chokeslam at 2:22; Kane pinned Slater with the chokeslam at 7:40; the remaining men were disqualified for ganging up on Kane; prior to the bout, Kane cut an in-ring promo saying he was bored and so he decided he wanted to take on all the NXT rookies in a single match; after the bout, Kane was furhter assaulted, with Gabriel hitting the 450 splash; moments later, Kane struggled to his feet and stalked the rookies backstage
Dark match after the taping: The Undertaker pinned CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows & Serena) with the tombstone

- 3/31/10: World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger got married in Las Vegas.

- 4/2/10: Chris Klucsaritis (Kanyon) died at the age of 40.

- 4/2/10: Lance Cade was released.

WWE @ Moline, IL – I Wireless Center – April 5, 2010 (6,500)
Raw – featured an opening in-ring segment in which World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger reviewed footage of how he won the title the previous week on Smackdown! from Chris Jericho; Swagger then discussed almost seeking a title shot the previous week against WWE World Champion John Cena, saying he chose to beat someone better than Cena; moments later, Cena interrupted, congratulated Swagger on his title win, and noted Swagger said he was leaving Raw because no one on Raw could compete with him; Cena then called Swagger a weasel and challenged him to a match for later in the show, offering to put his title on the line; Swagger rejected the offer, with Randy Orton then interrupting and saying Swagger should face the man that beat him the previous week, that being Orton; WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show then came out, with Miz cutting his own promo until Raw guest host David Otunga came out to the entrance stage – with “Raw” written into his hair – said Orton would face Swagger and Cena & Batista would challenge Miz & Show for the tag team titles; after Otunga left, Orton attempted the RKO on Cena but Cena shoved him off with Orton then dropping Swagger with the RKO before staring back at Cena; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read Raw was the #1 show on cable the previous week, beating every show on TBS, FX, MTV, History, TLC, ESPN, and TNT; featured Otunga’s vignette from NXT, followed by footage of him winning the previous week’s NXT battle royal; included a backstage segment with Otunga and his entourage in which Santino Marella interrupted, thinking Otunga had brought in the A-Team; moments later, Hornswoggle was shown messing with Otunga’s green M&Ms, with Otunga then sending his entourage to chase after Hornswoggle; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 coming to Atlanta April 3, 2011; included a “Don’t try this at home” PSA; featured the announcement the 2010 Draft would take place in 3 weeks during a 3-hour Raw; included a music video recapping Shawn Michaels’ farewell speech at Raw and highlights of his career to the tune of the Verve Pipe’s “Colorful;” featured an ad promoting “Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology;” included the announcement David Hasselhoff would host the following week’s show:
Sheamus pinned Kofi Kingston at 2:59 with the crucifix powerbomb after twice kicking Kingston in the face; after the bout, Sheamus pulled a lead pipe out from under the ring and struck Kingston in the head with it, as he did the previous week to Triple H; moments later, Triple H was shown on the big screen walking out to the ring; following the commercial break, Sheamus cut an in-ring promo saying it took Shawn Michaels eight years to win the world title, where it took Sheamus just a few months; Sheamus then said his moment was taken away from him by Triple H; Sheamus said Michaels left so he wouldn’t have to face Sheamus, then said Triple H didn’t have one more great match in him and was too stubborn to leave with Michaels; moments later, Triple H came out to the ring, pulled a sledgehammer out from under the ring, assaulted Sheamus in the ring, destroyed one of the monitors, and then chased him into the crowd; Triple H then took the mic and said Sheamus brought a pipe to a sledgehammer fight
Eve won a 8-woman battle royal at 2:37 by last eliminating Jillian Hall; other participants included Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim, Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes, Katie Lea, Brie & Nikki Bella; WWE Divas Champion Maryse provided guest commentary for the match; all the women wore dresses for the match; stipulations stated the winner would challenge Maryse the following week; order of elimination: Mendes (0:06), a Bella (0:15), a Bella (0:22), Kim and Katie by Kelly (0:48), Kelly by Jillian (1:13), Fox by Eve (2:03)
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show defeated WWE World Champion John Cena & Batista via count-out at 2:27 when Cena left the ring to fight with Batista, who walked out of the match during the final moments; after the bout, David Otunga appeared at the entrance stage and said Miz & Show would defend the titles again later in the show against Cena and himself
Ted Dibiase Jr. pinned Christian at 4:17 with Dream Street after ramming Christian shoulder-first into the ringpost; prior to the match, Dibiase, in possession of the Million $ belt, cut a promo in which he said his father was never there when he needed him but that he gave him the title belt to make it up to him
Randy Orton pinned World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger in a non-title match at 10:50 after avoiding the gutwrench powerbomb and hitting the RKO (The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show defeated WWE World Champion John Cena & David Otunga at 5:58 when Show pinned Cena with the right hand punch, moments after Otunga refused to be tagged into the match and left the apron; during his entrance, it was noted Otunga would be interviewed the following day on “Access Hollywood;” after the bout, Batista came into the ring while the three other men went backstage and dropped Cena with the sit-down powerbomb; moments later, Batista took the mic and called for the spotlight to be put on him; Otunga, from the entrance stage, then said Batista had an announcement to make; Batista then knelt down beside Cena and said he would get his title rematch at Extreme Rules in a last man standing match
WWE Superstars – 4/8/10 – featured a “Don’t try this at home” PSA; included footage previewing WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show, R-Truth, Brie & Nikki Bella being part of the coming weekend’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition;” featured an ad promoting “Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology;” included a “Did you know?” graphic which read more than 5,000 schools and libraries in the US, Canada, and the UK were involved in the WrestleMania Reading Challenge; featured a vignette of World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger:
Evan Bourne & Yoshi Tatsu defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Zack Ryder at 8:07 when Bourne pinned Ryder with the Shooting Star Press immediatley following a takedown by Tatsu; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
MVP pinned Carlito (w/ Michael Tarver) at 12:18 with the Playmaker after avoiding a dropkick; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
Dark match after the taping: WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Batista via submission with the STFU at 1:02; after the bout, Cena briefly fought with David Otunga before dropping him with the FU and applying the STFU

WWE @ Chicago, IL – AllState Arena – April 6, 2010
Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Tyler Reks
NXT – featured an opening segment at the entrance stage with Matt Striker and the NXT rookies in which Striker spoke about the newly released pro poll rankings before speaking with #5 David Otunga about his actions the previous night on Raw, with Otunga saying he walked out on WWE World Champion John Cena because he didn’t want to share in the glory with someone else; Striker then questioned Daniel Bryan on whether he deserved to be ranked #1, with Bryan questioning whether Michael Cole deserved to replace Jim Ross, then admitted he didn’t deserve to be #1 but he would continue to work hard; Striker then asked #7 Michael Tarver about Bryan’s ranking, with Tarver saying he was done following the rules and he was the most dangerous man in NXT; Striker then said the rookies would have to carry a keg around ringside as their next competition; Slater eventually won with 12.0 seconds; after the competition, Striker announced that Slater’s victory was a main event spot for later in the show; Kane then appeared and confronted Slater regarding their match later in the show; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read that “WrestleMania” was the #1 searched word on Google on WrestleMania Sunday; featured Striker conducting a backstage interview with Skip Sheffield regarding the keg competition, during which Sheffield said he was done being a nice guy; included an ad promoting “Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology”:
Darren Young pinned Daniel Bryan following a double leg takedown at 2:03
Justin Gabriel pinned Michael Tarver at 2:28 with a kick to the head from the apron followed by the 450 splash; prior to the bout, Gabriel cut an insert promo in which he spoke about his ranking and advice his late dad once told him; during his entrance, Tarver cut an insert promo in which he compared himself to a pitbull
Wade Barrett pinned David Otunga at 3:30 with the fireman’s carry into a forward slam; during his entrance, Otunga cut an insert promo in which he said the WWE pros were threatened by him, which is why he was ranked #5; prior to the match, Barrett cut his own insert promo saying he wasn’t pleased with his #2 ranking
Kane pinned Heath Slater with the chokeslam at 5:00
WWE Superstars – 4/8/10: Beth Phoenix pinned Layla (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & Vickie Guerrero) at 3:31 with the Glam Slam; prior to the match, Vickie introduced McCool in the ring; moments later, McCool & Layla said Phoenix was a man and that’s why she hasn’t gotten a title shot; Vickie then thanked McCool & Layla for bringing that to her attention, then said the following match was an intergender bout; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match; after the contest, Vickie grabbed Phoenix, distracting her long enough for McCool to attack her from behind; eventually, Phoenix threw McCool to the floor and chased the three from ringside
Smackdown! – 4/9/10 – featured a backstage segment with Chris Jericho and Wade Barrett in which Jericho argued he should still be World Heavyweight Champion; moments later, World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger walked in, with Jericho trying to physically take the belt away and saying Swagger wasn’t the true champion; included an in-ring promo by Shad Gaspard in which he discussed attacking JTG the previous week, then saying the crowd should be more like him and stand up for what they want in life; moments later, JTG ran out, with Shad sliding out to the floor; as JTG joined him on the floor, Shad immediately kicked him in the face and laid him out; featured an in-ring segment with CM Punk, Serena, Luke Gallows, and Darren Young in which Punk, Serena, & Gallows preached Straight Edge to the audience, with Punk then saying he saw lonliness in Young’s eyes and noted he was last in the NXT rankings; Punk then said he could save Young by cutting his hair and having him join the Straight Edge Society; Young intially agreed but then changed his mind, with Young then being triple teamed until Punk grabbed the cutting shears; Rey Mysterio Jr. then ran out, beat Punk to the shears, and attempted to cut Punk’s hair until he was pulled to safety by Gallows; Mysterio then grabbed the mic and accepted Punk’s challenge to a rematch at Extreme Rules, with Punk’s hair at stake; included an ad promoting “Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology;” featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Dolph Ziggler in which he asked Ziggler how it felt to put the Great Khali to sleep as he did the previous week, with Ziggler then putting Matthews in the hold, putting him to sleep, and walking off; included a backstage segment with Swagger and Edge in which Swagger said, if the two were to meet at Extreme Rules, he would put Edge back on the injured list; Edge replied by saying he would hit Swagger with the spear and win the title; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read more than 5,000 schools and libraries in the US, Canada, and the UK were involved in the WrestleMania Reading Challenge:
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger pinned John Morrison in a non-title match at around the 11-minute mark with the gutwrench powerbomb after sweeping Morrison off the apron to the floor; prior to the bout, Swagger cut an in-ring promo saying he deserved to be champion and was now the best natural athlete in the WWE, following Shawn Michaels’ retirement; after Swagger said there was no one in the WWE that could stop his momentum, Morrison came out and said Swagger had the belt but had done nothing to be a champion, noting he lost to Randy Orton earlier in the week on Raw; Swagger replied by saying Morrison was bitter because he was living in the shadow of WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin; the match was stopped mid-way through after Swagger suffered an accidental cut to his face (the bout began during the commercial break)
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre pinned Matt Hardy in a non-title match at 10:17 after ramming Hardy face-first into the metal grading under the ring and following with the Future Shock DDT on the floor; prior to the bout, McIntyre grabbed the mic but, after several moments, said he wouldn’t waste his breath on the fans
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Trent Barretta & Caylen Croft at 3:19 when Barretta submitted to Smith’s Sharpshooter; prior to the bout, Barretta & Croft cut an in-ring promo proclaiming themselves the ‘Dude Busters;’ following the entrances, footage was shown of the Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart vs. WWF Tag Team Champions Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid match taped 11/1/86 at the Boston Garden, which is featured on “Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology”
Edge fought Chris Jericho to a double count-out at 19:27 when both men began brawling into the crowd; Jericho’s ribs were heavily taped for the match; stipulations stated the winner would challenge World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger at Extreme Rules; Swagger was shown watching on backstage early in the contest; after the match, Jericho threw Edge into the steel ring steps; moments later, Jericho attempted to hit Edge with a chair in the ring but Edge countered by hitting the spear

WWE (Raw) @ Vienna, Austria – Weiner Town Hall – April 7, 2010 (7,900)
Featured an intermission segment where Hornswoggle played in the ring with several young fans
Mark Henry pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the powerslam
Chris Masters defeated William Regal via submission with the full nelson; the contest began as simply a Masterlock Challenge but quickly turned into a match
Christian pinned Dos Caras Jr. with the Killswitch
WWE Divas Champion Maryse defeated Kelly Kelly and Eve by pinning Kelly with the French Kiss
Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes when Kingston pinned Rhodes with the spin kick to the face
WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin pinned MVP by reversing the Playmaker and putting his feet on the ropes for leverage
Randy Orton pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show with the RKO
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Sheamus with the FU after avoiding the crucifix powerbomb

WWE (Raw) @ Newcastle, England – Metro Radio Arena – April 8, 2010
Featured an in-ring segment in which Chris Masters made an open challenge for the Masterlock Challenge, with Hornswoggle then appearing; Hornswoggle eventually fought Masters off and hit the frog splash
Evan Bourne pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Shooting Star Press
Christian pinned Dos Caras Jr. with the Killswitch; after the bout, Sheamus attacked Christian and cut a promo on facing WWE World Champion John Cena later in the show
WWE Divas Champion Maryse defeated Kelly Kelly and Eve by pinning Kelly with the French Kiss
Randy Orton defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes in a handicap match by pinning Rhodes with the RKO; Rhodes wore headgear as a result of the kick he sustained at WrestleMania
William Regal pinned MVP with the knee to the head
Kofi Kingston defeated WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin via disqualification when WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show interfered; moments later, Mark Henry made the save leading to an impromptu tag team match
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show defeated Kofi Kingston & Mark Henry when Show pinned Kingston with the chokeslam
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Sheamus with the FU after avoiding the crucifix powerbomb

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Berlin, Germany – O2 Arena – April 8, 2010
R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated Matt Hardy
Beth Phoenix defeated Layla
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Trent Barretta & Caylen Croft
John Morrison defeated Luke Gallows
Kane defeated Ezekiel Jackson
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated CM Punk
Edge defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger via disqualification

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Dublin, Ireland – O2 Arena – April 9, 2010
Kane pinned Ezekiel Jackson with the chokeslam
Beth Phoenix pinned Layla with the Glam Slam
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Trent Barretta & Caylen Croft via submission with simultaneous Sharpshooters
R-Truth pinned Dolph Ziggler
John Morrison pinned Luke Gallows with Starship Pain; after the bout, CM Punk ran out and helped double team Morrison until Rey Mysterio Jr. made the save
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre pinned Matt Hardy with the Future Shock DDT
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned CM Punk with the 619 and springboard splash; prior to the bout, Punk, Serena, & Luke Gallows knocked down ring announcer Tony Chimel, with the referee then doing the ring introduction for Mysterio
Edge defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger via disqualification when Swagger hit the challenger with a steel chair; after the bout, Edge hit the spear on Swagger

WWE (Raw) @ Glasgow, Scotland – Braehead Arena – April 9, 2010 (6,400; sell out)
Featured an in-ring segment in which Chris Masters made an open challenge for the Masterlock Challenge, with Hornswoggle then appearing; Hornswoggle eventually fought Masters off and hit the frog splash
Christian pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Killswitch
Evan Bourne pinned Dos Caras Jr. with the Shooting Star Press; after the bout, Sheamus attacked Bourne before cutting a promo on facing WWE World Champion John Cena later in the show
WWE Divas Champion Maryse defeated Kelly Kelly and Eve by pinning Kelly with the French Kiss
Randy Orton defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes in a handicap match by pinning Rhodes with the RKO; Rhodes wore headgear as a result of the kick he sustained at WrestleMania
MVP pinned William Regal with the Drive By
Kofi Kingston defeated WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin via disqualification when WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show interfered; moments later, Mark Henry made the save leading to an impromptu tag team match
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show defeated Kofi Kingston & Mark Henry when Show pinned Kingston with the chokeslam
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Sheamus with the FU; Bret Hart was the guest ringside enforcer for the match and counted the pinfall

WWE (Raw) @ Dublin, Ireland – O2 Arena – April 10, 2010 (6,500)
Featured an in-ring segment in which Chris Masters made an open challenge for the Masterlock Challenge, with Hornswoggle then appearing; Hornswoggle eventually fought Masters off and hit the frog splash
MVP pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 5:33
Evan Bourne pinned Dos Caras Jr. with the Shooting Star Press at 6:51
WWE Divas Champion Maryse defeated Kelly Kelly and Eve by pinning Kelly with the French Kiss at 6:54
Randy Orton defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes in a handicap match at 10:10 by pinning Rhodes with the RKO; Rhodes wore headgear as a result of the kick he sustained at WrestleMania
Christian pinned William Regal with the Unprettier at 9:11
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show defeated Mark Henry & Kofi Kingston at 12:51 when Show pinned Kingston following a punch
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Sheamus with the FU at 14:08; Bret Hart was the guest ringside enforcer for the match; after the contest, Cena took the mic and praised Sheamus, with Sheamus then thanking the crowd for their support

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Glasgow, Scotland – Braehead Arena – April 10, 2010 (6,400; sell out)
Kane pinned Ezekiel Jackson, moments after Jackson appeared to suffer a knee injury on the floor; after the match, Jackson was helped backstage by several officials
Beth Phoenix pinned Layla with the Glam Slam
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Trent Barretta & Caylen Croft when Kidd forced Croft and Smith forced Barretta to submit with the Sharpshooter
R-Truth pinned Dolph Ziggler with an inside cradle
John Morrison pinned Luke Gallows with Starship Pain; after the bout, CM Punk ran out and helped double team Morrison until Rey Mysterio Jr. made the save
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre pinned Matt Hardy with the Future Shock DDT
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned CM Punk with the 619 and springboard splash; prior to the bout, Punk, Serena, & Luke Gallows knocked down ring announcer Tony Chimel, with the referee then doing the ring introduction for Mysterio
Edge defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger via disqualification when Swagger hit the challenger with a steel chair; after the bout, Edge hit the spear on Swagger

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Manchester, England – Evening News Arena – April 11, 2010 (9,500)
R-Truth pinned Dolph Ziggler with a roll up after avoiding the Zig Zag
Beth Phoenix pinned Layla with the Glam Slam
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Trent Barretta & Caylen Croft when Kidd pinned Croft following the springboard Hart Attack
Finlay pinned Luke Gallows after hitting him with the shillelagh; after the bout, CM Punk ran out and helped double team Finlay until Rey Mysterio Jr. made the save and cleared the ring
Kane pinned Shad Gaspard with the chokeslam
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre pinned Matt Hardy with the Future Shock DDT
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned CM Punk with the 619 and springboard splash after Punk collided with an interfering Luke Gallows on the apron
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger defeated Edge and Chris Jericho by pinning Jericho after Edge hit Jericho with the spear and Swagger threw Edge to the floor; Bret Hart was the guest ringside enforcer for the match; after the bout, Edge dropped Swagger with the spear and Hart put Swagger in the Sharpshooter

WWE (Raw) @ Liverpool, England – Echo Arena – April 11, 2010 (9,000)
Featured an in-ring segment in which Chris Masters made an open challenge for the Masterlock Challenge, with Hornswoggle then appearing; Hornswoggle eventually fought Masters off and hit the frog splash
Evan Bourne pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Shooting Star Press
Christian pinned Dos Caras Jr. with the Unprettier
WWE Divas Champion Maryse defeated Kelly Kelly and Eve
Randy Orton defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes in a handicap match by pinning Rhodes with the RKO; Rhodes wore headgear as a result of the kick he sustained at WrestleMania
William Regal pinned MVP with the knee to the head; after the bout, Regal took the mic and thanked the crowd for their support
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show defeated Mark Henry & Kofi Kingston
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Sheamus with the FU

WWE @ London, England – O2 Arena – April 12, 2010 (13,000; announced at 16,000+; sell out)
William Regal defeated Dos Caras Jr.
Raw – featured an opening segment in which several hooded people came out with cut outs of David Hasselhoff’s face and of him from Baywatch; moments later, the guest host drove out in KIT to the tune of the ‘Knight Rider’ theme song; Hasselhoff then addressed the crowd, saying he would hold a Baywatch babe triple threat tag team match and then said Randy Orton would challenge World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger at Extreme Rules; Hasselhoff then said the opening match would be for the WWE Divas Title; included an in-ring segment in which WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show claimed they were the greatest tag team of all time; Miz then asked the crowd who was better than them, with Bret Hart then interrupting and saying the Hart Foundation and the British Bulldogs were easily better; Miz then said Hasselhoff wasn’t the only 90s icon who was delusional; David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, and Natalya Neidhart then came out, with Smith challenging Miz to a singles match; Smith then said, if he won, then he and Kidd would earn a tag team title shot at Extreme Rules; Miz then accepted the challenge, despite Show’s objection, and said if he won then Bret would the following week declare Showmiz the greatest team of all time; featured a backstage segment with Batista and David Otunga in which they discussed last week’s incident with WWE World Champion John Cena, with Batista then telling Otunga to get him a cup of coffee; moments later, Hasselhoff appeared with Brie & Nikki Bella, with Otunga making fun of him until Hasselhoff announcing Otunga would face Cena later in the show; Hasselhoff then asked KIT how long it would take for Cena to beat Otunga, with KIT saying 22 seconds; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read that “WrestleMania” was the #1 searched word on Google on WrestleMania Sunday; featured an ad promoting “Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology;” included an ad promoting the WWE Draft in 2 weeks; featured a backstage segment with Carlito and Vladimir Kozlov in which Carlito said the guest hosts were hurting their careers and that the cast of ‘MacGruber’ would host the following week; during the segment, Carlito said if he wasn’t drafted to Smackdown! then he would quit; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Orton regarding his match with Swagger at Extreme Rules and facing Batista later in the show; featured a “Don’t try this at home” PSA; included highlights from the European tour thus far, with comments from Cena, Kingston, Kelly Kelly, Mark Henry, and Evan Bourne:
Eve pinned WWE Divas Champion Maryse to win the title at 2:00 with a roll over after blocking the French Kiss; prior to the bout, Eve briefly danced in the ring with guest host David Hasselhoff (The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion & WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show) pinned David Hart Smith (w/ Tyson Kidd & Natalya Neidhart) in an impromptu match at around the 6-minute mark with the Skull Crushing Finale after Show punched Smith in the kidney behind the referee’s back; stipulations stated if Smith won then he and Kidd would challenge Miz & Show for the titles at Extreme Rules and that if Miz won then Bret Hart would have to delcare the following week that Miz & Show were the greatest team of all time (the bout began during the commercial break)
Evan Bourne pinned Carlito with Air Bourne at 3:47 after blocking a Back Stabber off the top rope
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated David Otunga (w/ Batista) in a non-title match via submission with the STFU at 3:08; Otunga used the NXT theme as his entrance music; Batista remained at the entrance stage for the duration of the bout; after the contest, Cena motioned to Batista to come in the ring to face him, with Batista stripping off his shirt and calling for the spotlight to be put on him; Batista then said he would determine when he would face Cena, with Cena then leading the crowd in a chant of “You tapped out”
Kofi Kingston defeated Sheamus via disqualification at 5:08 when Sheamus attacked Kingston with one of the ringside monitors; prior to the bout, Sheamus said he would face Triple H in a streetfight at Extreme Rules; moments later, Kingston interrupted and said he wanted payback after what Sheamus did to him the previous week and David Hasselhoff gave him the match; after the bout, Sheamus twice rammed Kingston into the ringpost and then kicked him in the face
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Gail Kim & Kelly Kelly and Rosa Mendes & Jillian Hall at 1:56 when one of the Bellas pinned Rosa with an inside cradle after the Bellas switched places behind the back of guest referee Santino Marella; David Hasselhoff sat in a lifeguard chair for the match; the entrants came out to the ‘Baywatch’ theme song and ran in slow motion, ala the opening of the show; after the match, Santino accidentally swollowed the lifeguard whistle, with Hornswoggle then running out and hitting the frog splash to make Santino cough it up; moments later, Santino and Hornswoggle hugged
Randy Orton defeated Batista via disqualification at 11:52 when, after Orton dropped Batista with the RKO, World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger ran out and dropped Orton with the gutwrench powerbomb; moments later, WWE World Champion John Cena jumped Swagger on the floor and locked Batista in the STFU, with Batista tapping out as several referees ran out to pull Cena away
WWE Superstars – 4/15/10 – featured an ad promoting the WWE Draft; included a segment of ‘Ask the Divas’ in which Alicia Fox, WWE Divas Champion Eve, Gail Kim, and Katie Lea discussed their favorite karaoke songs; included a vignette of Randy Orton; featured an ad promoting “Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology;” featured the Matt Hardy vs. Carlito match taped 4/13/10 in London, England:
Christian (w/ Heath Slater) pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 6:16 with the Killswitch after lifting his knees to avoid the frog splash; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Ted Dibiase Jr. pinned MVP with Dream Street at 9:41; prior to the bout, Dibiase cut an in-ring promo in which he talked about his priviledged upbringing until MVP interrupted and cut his own promo from the entrance stage; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Dark match after the taping: WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Batista

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Nottingham, England – Trent FM Arena – April 12, 2010
Featured an opening segment in which World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger cut an in-ring promo saying no one could beat him; moments later, Edge interrupted only to be attacked by Chris Jericho, with the two then fighting their way backstage; moments later, Swagger issued an open challenge, leading into the opening match
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger pinned Kane with a roll up after hitting him with the title belt behind the referee’s back
R-Truth pinned Shad Gaspard with a roll up
Beth Phoenix pinnd Layla with the Glam Slam
Finlay pinned Dolph Ziggler after hitting him with the shillelagh
John Morrison pinned Luke Gallows with Starship Pain
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre pinned Matt Hardy with the Future Shock
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned CM Punk with the 619 and springboard splash after causing Punk to collide with Luke Gallows
Edge pinned Chris Jericho in a streetfight with the spear after avoiding being hit by a chair

WWE @ London, England – O2 Arena – April 13, 2010
NXT – 4/13/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment with Matt Striker in which he introduced all the NXT rookies before interviewing Michael Tarver, David Otunga, and Justin Gabriel regarding their recent matches; during the segment, Tarver wore a “RUN NXT” shirt in the same style as “RUN DMC;” Striker then said whomever won the next challenge would get their own distinct entrance music; Striker then said each man would get 30 seconds to talk about whichever topic Striker chooses; Striker then gave the rookies such words as flowers, cereal, and toothpaste, with Wade Barrett and Skip Sheffield coming out the winners; Striker then had the two have a talk off, with Barrett winning; included a backstage segment with Darren Young, CM Punk, Luke Gallows, and Serena in which they discussed Young backing out of the Straight Edge Society the previous week on Smackdown, with Punk saying Young would face Gallows – if Young won, they would forget about what happened and, if Gallows won, Young would get his head shaved; featured an ad promoting the WWE Draft in 2 weeks; featured a look at Otunga’s recent feature on Access Hollywood; included a backstage segment with Daniel Bryan and WWE Unified Tag Team Champion & WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin in which Miz said Bryan was the Susan Boyle of the WWE and told him to be a star and win for once; featured a “Don’t try this at home” PSA:
Christian (w/ Heath Slater) pinned Wade Barrett (w/ Chris Jericho) with the Killswitch at 7:47 after Slater grabbed Barrett’s leg from behind the referee’s back; during the bout, Carlito & Michael Tarver were shown watching on backstage
William Regal (w/ Skip Sheffield) pinned Daniel Bryan (w/ WWE Unified Tag Team Champion & WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin) with the knee to the head at 1:24; after the bout, Miz knocked Regal to the floor and dropped Bryan with the Skull Crushing Finale
Darren Young pinned Luke Gallows (w/ CM Punk & Serena) at 2:03 with a reversal into a roll up; during the bout, Matt Hardy & Justin Gabriel were shown watching on backstage; stipulations stated Young would have his head shaved if he lost and that the previous week’s altercation between Young and the Straight Edge Society would be forgiven if he won; after the bout, Punk raised Young’s hand in victory
WWE Superstars – 4/15/10: Matt Hardy (w/ Justin Gabriel) pinned Carlito (w/ Michael Tarver) with the Twist of Fate at 10:14 after Gabriel pulled an interfering Tarver off the ring apron; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout; both men’s right arms were heavily taped and the commentary team mentioned Hardy sustained an injury; no mention was made about Carlito’s arm
Smackdown! – 4/16/10 – featured an opening in-ring promo by Chris Jericho in which he argued that Randy Orton shouldn’t be challenging for the World Heavyweight Title at Extreme Rules and that he himself deserved a title rematch but isn’t getting one because Teddy Long can’t do his job; Jericho then called for Long to turn in his resignation and said he should be able to face the winner of the Orton vs. Swagger match immediately after their bout; Edge interrupted and said Jericho should give up his rematch clause because he was in no condition to beat Orton or Swagger, while Edge said he knew he himself could; Long eventually appeared and said Jericho would get his rematch later in the show but it would be a triple threat match also involving Edge; included a backstage segment with Long and World Heavyweight Champoin Jack Swagger in which Swagger was upset over the title match Long booked him in for later in the show; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read 100 million photos of WWE Divas were viewed on WWE.com in the past month; included an ad promoting “Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology;” featured an ad promoting the WWE Draft; included a backstage segment with Jericho and Wade Barrett in which they discussed Jericho’s title match later in the show; featured a backstage segment with Edge and Josh Matthews in which they discussed Edge’s title shot later in the show:
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated Kane via disqualification in a non-title match at 3:11 when, as McIntyre attempted to leave ringside, Matt Hardy ran out and threw McIntyre back into the ring; prior to the bout, McIntyre cut an in-ring promo saying the fans didn’t like him but he didn’t like the fans; after the match, Kane dropped McIntyre with the chokeslam; after the decision was announced, Kane did the same to Hardy
Dolph Ziggler defeated R-Truth via submission with the sleeper at 2:11; prior to the bout, Ziggler took the mic and said Teddy Long told him to apologize after he put Josh Matthews in the sleeper the previous week; Ziggler then gave an insincere apology; after Truth’s entrance, he told Ziggler he had no heart or soul and called him out on being insincere
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool (w/ Vickie Guerrero & Layla) pinned Mickie James at 4:21 in a non-title match with a boot to the face after Mickie attacked an interfering Layla; after the match, McCool continued to assault Mickie until Beth Phoenix ran out, with Phoenix then scaring McCool, Layla, and Guerrero into the crowd
Rey Mysterio Jr., David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated CM Punk, Luke Gallows, & Darren Young (w/ Serena) at 13:20 when Smith pinned Punk with the running powerslam after Mysterio hit Punk with the 619; prior to the bout, Young and Gallows argued backstage, with Gallows saying he would shave Young’s head the first chance he got; moments later, Punk and Serena walked in, with Punk calming both men down and telling them to fight in front of the world, not in the hallway; WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin provided guest commentary for the bout
JTG pinned Caylen Croft (w/ Trent Barretta) at 3:14 with the Shout Out; mid-way through the match, Shad Gaspard appeared ringside; after the bout, Shad attacked JTG but JTG made the comeback and cleared Shad from the ring
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger defeated Edge and Chris Jericho at 15:57 by pinning Jericho after Edge dropped Jericho with the spear, with Swagger then pulling Edge out to the floor and making the cover himself; Jericho’s ribs were heavily taped for the match; after the contest, Swagger pulled Edge into the ring and dropped him with the gutwrench powerbomb before then holding up the title belt; after Swagger left ringside, Jericho climbed back into the ring, locked Edge’s foot in the ring steps, and then ran and stomped it (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)
Dark match after the taping: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned CM Punk with the 619 and springboard splash

WWE (Raw) @ Sheffield, England – Arena – April 13, 2010 (6,000)
Evan Bourne defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
MVP defeated Dos Caras Jr.
WWE Divas Champion Eve defeated Maryse; Kelly Kelly was the guest referee for the match
Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Kofi Kingston
Sheamus defeated Mark Henry
WWE World Champion John Cena & Randy Orton defeated Batista & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show

- Former NWA World Champion Gene Kiniski died at the age of 81.

WWE (Raw) @ Strasbourg, France – Zenith Arena – April 14, 2010
Featured an in-ring segment in which Hornswoggle accepted Chris Masters’ Masterlock Challenge, with Hornswoggle then fighting him off and hitting the frog splash
Evan Bourne defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Christian defeated Dos Caras Jr.
William Regal defeated MVP
WWE Diva’s Champion Eve Torres defeated Maryse; Kelly Kelly was the guest referee
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Kofi Kingston and Ted Dibiase Jr.
Sheamus defeated Mark Henry
WWE World Champion John Cena & Randy Orton defeated Batista & the Big Show

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Oberhausen, Germany – Konig Pilsener Arena – April 14, 2010
Kane defeated Shad Gaspard
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & Layla defeated Beth Phoenix & Mickie James
R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Caylen Croft & Trent Baretta
John Morrison defeated Luke Gallows
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated Matt Hardy
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated CM Punk
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger defeated Edge and Chris Jericho

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Hannover, Germany – TUI Arena – April 15, 2010
Matt Hardy defeated Dolph Ziggler
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool (w/ Layla) defeated Beth Phoenix
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Caylen Croft & Trent Barretta
R-Truth defeated Shad Gaspard
Kane defeated Luke Gallows
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated John Morrison
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated CM Punk
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger defeated Chris Jericho and Edge; Bret Hart was the guest enforcer for the bout

WWE (Raw) @ Lievin, France – Regional Indoor Stadium – April 15, 2010
Featured an in-ring segment in which Hornswoggle accepted Chris Masters’ Masterlock Challenge, with Hornswoggle then fighting him off and hitting the frog splash
Evan Bourne defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Christian defeated William Regal
MVP defeated Dos Caras Jr.
WWE Diva’s Champion Eve Torres defeated Maryse; Kelly Kelly was the guest referee for the bout
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Kofi Kingston and Ted Dibiase Jr.
Sheamus defeated Mark Henry
WWE World Champion John Cena & Randy Orton defeated Batista & the Big Show

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Zurich, Switzerland – Indoor Stadium – April 16, 2010
R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler
Mickie James & Beth Phoenix defeated WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & Layla
Matt Hardy defeated Shad Gaspard
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Caylen Croft & Trent Barretta
Kane defeated Luke Gallows
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated John Morrison
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated CM Punk
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger defeated Edge and Chris Jericho

WWE (Raw) @ Belfast, Ireland – Odyssey Arena – April 16, 2010
Featured a segment in which Chris Masters came out, only to be jumped from behind by Sheamus; Sheamus then cut a heel promo on the crowd and said he would win the WWE World Title later in the show; included an in-ring segment in which Hornswoggle danced with several kids in attendance
Kofi Kingston pinned William Regal with the spin kick to the face
Evan Bourne pinned Dos Caras Jr. with Air Bourne
Christian pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Killswitch
WWE Divas Champion Eve pinned Maryse; Kelly Kelly was the guest ring announcer for the bout
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show defeated MVP & Mark Henry
Randy Orton pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. with the RKO
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Sheamus and Batista when Sheamus submitted to Cena’s STFU

WWE @ Innsbruck, Austria – Olympia Hall – April 17, 2010
Canceled; rescheduled for 11/10/10

WWE @ Istanbul, Turkey – Abdi Ipekci Arena – April 18, 2010
Canceled; rescheduled for 11/14/10

WWE @ East Rutherford, NJ – IZOD Center – April 19, 2010 (15,411; sell out)
The Raw roster did not appear as scheduled due to being stranded in Europe following the volcano eruption in Iceland; fans were offered a chance to come back later in the week for a refund if they weren’t satisfied with the show
Raw – featured Lilian Garcia as the guest ring announcer for the night; included an opening in-ring promo by Triple H in which he spoke of the volcano in Iceland erupting and said the entire Raw roster was stuck in Europe as a result; he then said he wouldn’t be facing Frank the audio guy in an Ironman match to take up the 2-hours and that the WWE had planned to give them the best show they could; Triple H cut a promo on facing Sheamus at Extreme Rules before he was interrupted by CM Punk, alongside Luke Gallows & Serena, who said he had two words for the crowd – “Jersey sucks;” Punk then noted he could be part of Raw the following week as a result of the draft, with he and Triple H then discussing the fact Punk would put his hair on the line against Rey Mysterio Jr. at Extreme Rules; Triple H then said it was a free country, then went to the floor to point out several fans in the front row, as well as Lilian; Punk replied by saying he wasn’t asking Triple H to join the Straight Edge Society, he was telling him; Triple H was then double teamed by Punk and Gallows, with Punk pulling out the cutting shears until Mysterio made the save; moments later, Triple H held Punk so Mysterio could cut off a chunk of his hair; featured WWE World Champion John Cena speaking from Belfast, Northern Ireland regarding being stranded with the other Raw roster in Europe and facing Batista in a last man standing match at Extreme Rules; included an in-ring segment in which Vladimir Kozlov said he had been treated unfairly and then called for Jerry Lawler to come in the ring to read Kozlov’s statement in which he protested the way he had been treated by the Raw guest hosts and that he deserves better competition; after Lawler left the ring, MacGruber (Will Forte) and Vicki St. Elmo (Kristen Wiig) came out with American flags, with St. Elmo saying Punk, Gallows, & Chris Jericho would face Triple H, Mysterio, & Edge later in the show by order of Vince McMahon; MacGruber then noted Jon Bon Jovi, Paul Blartt: Mall Cop, and Snookie and the Situation were all from New Jersey and that Kozlov was a giant pile of suck; Kozlov then challenged MacGruber to a match for later in the show but MacGruber said he already had a match, against R-Truth; MacGruber then said he rigged the entire arena to blow up should Kozlov try to run, with Truth then exploding at the entrance way and leaving behind only his shoes; Kozlov finished the segment by saying he would see MacGruber later in the show; featured a backstage segment with MacGruber and Triple H in which MacGruber was shown trying to leave the arena and Triple H pointed out that he peed his pants; MacGruber then said he didn’t pee his pants but his friend did and he offered to trade pants; MacGruber then said his friend was Kane, with Triple H then telling Kane the story until MacGruber ran off; included a promo by Randy Orton in Belfast, Northern Ireland in which he discussed his World Heavyweight Title shot against Jack Swagger at Extreme Rules; featured a sneak peak of “MacGruber,” with appearances by Jericho, MVP, Mark Henry, Kane, and the Great Khali; included a backstage segment in which Jericho told the Straight Edge Society to follow his lead and they would be fine; moments later, MacGruber and St. Elmo spoke with Jericho about being in the movie, with Jericho saying he stole the movie and had spoken with the director about a sequel with him in the lead role; MacGruber then asked Jericho for advice in his match against Kozlov, with MacGruber then hugging Jericho; featured an ad promoting the following week’s draft; included a video package hyping the last man standing match between Cena and Batista:
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre pinned Matt Hardy in a non-title match at 3:05 after yanking Hardy off the second turnbuckle, with Hardy landing on the back of his head
The Undertaker pinned World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger in an impromptu non-title match at 15:48 with the chokeslam and tombstone; prior to the bout, Swagger addressed Randy Orton before issuing an open challenge to anyone backstage; when no one answered the challenge, Swagger went to leave until Taker’s gong sounded, with Taker then appearing (The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
MacGruber (w/ Vicki St. Elmo & Ryan Phillippe) & the Great Khali defeated Vladimir Kozlov via count-out at 1:34 when Khali stalked Kozlov backstage; the bout was originally MacGruber vs. Kozlov in a singles match but Ryan Phillippe appeared at the entrance stage as Kozlov attempted the Iron Curtain and said he pulled some strings to get MacGruber a tag team partner – his half brother, Khaluber; after the bout, MacGruber plugged Shrek 4 until Vicki whispered in his ear, with MacGruber then plugging his own movie May 21
Triple H, Edge, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Chris Jericho, CM Punk, & Luke Gallows (w/ Serena) at 11:02 when Triple H pinned Punk with the Pedigree after Mysterio hit the 619; during Triple H’s entrance, Sheamus interrupted on the big screen from Belfast, Northern Ireland and beat up a crew member as an example of what he planned to do to Triple H in their streetfight at Extreme Rules
WWE Superstars – 4/22/10 – featured an ad promoting the following week’s draft; included the Shad Gaspard vs. Goldust match taped 4/20/10 in Uncasville, CT; featured a vignette of Edge; included a video package hyping the last man standing match between WWE World Champion John Cena and Batista:
Yoshi Tatsu pinned Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes) at 11:40 with a spin kick off the top; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
John Morrison pinned Carlito (w/ Michael Tarver) with the Flying Chuck at 11:13 after Carlito began arguing with Tarver on the floor after Tarver accidentally distracted the referee as Carlito had Morrison covered with a roll up; prior to the bout, Carlito cut an in-ring promo in which he said he was one of the few Raw superstars to actually make the show but that he still wasn’t booked in a match for Raw; Carlito then said he deserved to be on Raw each week; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
Dark match after the taping: Triple H fought the Undertaker to a no contest when several of the heels attacked Taker, with Triple H then making the save

WWE @ Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena – April 20, 2010
Shelton Benjamin pinned Joey Mercury (Benjamin’s last appearance)
NXT – 4/20/10 – featured an opening segment in which Matt Striker introduced the NXT rookies already in the ring and said they would compete in a Rock’em Sock’em Rookies event in which they would try to knock each other off pedestals at the entrance stage, with the winner getting their own feature on WWE.com; in the opening round, Heath Slater defeated David Otunga, Skip Sheffield defeated Wade Barrett, Daniel Bryan defeated Michael Tarver when Tarver refused to participate, and Darren Young defeated Justin Gabriel; included an ad promoting the following week’s draft; featured a video package recapping the feud between WWE World Champion John Cena and Batista leading to their last man standing match at Extreme Rules; featured a video package on Barrett with comments from Matt Hardy, Chrisitian, William Regal, WWE US Champion & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin, Carlito, and Chris Jericho; included an ad promoting “Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology;” in the semi-finals of the contest, Sheffield defeated Slater and Young defeated Bryan; featured a video package on Slater with comments from Christian, Hardy, Regal, Carlito, Miz, and Jericho; in the finals of the contest, Sheffield defeated Young when both men fell off the pedestals at about the same time; moments later, Striker said an immediate rematch would take place, with Sheffield then beating Young more convincingly:
Justin Gabriel (w/ Matt Hardy) pinned David Otunga (w/ R-Truth) with a sunset flip into the ring at 4:10 and Truth refusing to grab Otunga’s hand for leverage from the floor
Darren Young defeated Skip Sheffield and Michael Tarver (w/ Carlito) at 7:38 by pinning Tarver with a modified full nelson slam, despite Luke Gallows attacking Young late in the bout; prior to the bout, Tarver cut an in-ring promo in which he said he didn’t play by the rules and didn’t show up to dance like a monkey for the fans; moments later, Tarver issued an open challenge to any of the other rookies, with Sheffield then appearing and saying even though his pro William Regal was stuck in Europe, he aimed to make him proud by beating Tarver; as the two agreed to a match, CM Punk, Serena, Gallows, & Young appeared at the entrance stage with Punk mentioning Young’s win over Gallows the previous week and being in the finals “of the little stick fighting thing;” Punk then called for the match to be a triple threat
Heath Slater (w/ Christian) pinned Chris Jericho (w/ Wade Barrett) at 3:07 with a cradle as Jericho attempted the Walls of Jericho; after the bout, Jericho protested the call with the referee before throwing a fit at ringside
WWE Superstars – 4/22/10: Shad Gaspard pinned Goldust at 5:11 with the STO after shoving Goldust shoulder-first into the corner; prior to the bout, Shad came out with a leather strap, with the commentary team noting Shad would face JTG in a strap match at Extreme Rules; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! – 4/23/10 – featured an ad promoting Monday’s draft on Raw; included a backstage segment with CM Punk, Serena, Luke Gallows, and Teddy Long in which Punk complained about Rey Mysterio Jr. cutting his hair on Raw, with Long saying Punk & Gallows would face Mysterio & Kane later in the show; featured an in-ring promo by Chris Jericho, alongside Wade Barrett, inside a steel cage; Jericho said he would end Edge’s career in their cage match at Extreme Rules; moments later, Edge interrupted and limped out to the ring, saying he was banged up but nothing would stop him from facing Jericho at Extreme Rules; Edge then climbed in the cage, talked about recovering from a broken neck to return to the ring, and eventually fought with Jericho & Barrett; after fighting both men off, Edge scared Jericho to the floor, with Jericho closing the door behind him and leaving Barrett inside with Edge; Edge then threw Barrett into the cage and followed with the spear; included a trailer for ‘MacGruber;’ featured a video package hyping the last man standing match at Extreme Rules between WWE World Champion John Cena and Batista; included footage of Mysterio cutting Punk’s hair during Raw:
John Morrison pinned World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger in a non-title match with Starship Pain at 12:18 following a kick to the head; prior to the bout, Swagger cut an in-ring promo on his win the previous week against Edge and Chris Jericho and said he dominated the Undertaker Monday on Raw; Swagger then showed a video package highlighting his dominance over Taker in the match, with no mention of the fact Taker won, and then spoke about his upcoming extreme rules match with Randy Orton at Extreme Rules
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler defeated R-Truth & Matt Hardy at 7:23 when the referee stopped the bout after deeming Hardy unable to defend himself; late in the match, McIntyre stomped Hardy after putting his head on the ring steps; after the bout, a trainer, the referee, and Truth tended to Hardy at ringside until McIntyre jumped Truth from behind and threw Hardy into the ring steps; McIntyre then got in Hardy’s face and said it was the last time he wanted to see him
JTG pinned Mike Knox at 1:45 with the Shout Out; after the bout, Shad Gaspard, who provided guest commentary for the match, attacked JTG and whipped him with a leather strap; moments later, Shad yelled at JTG that it was now his time (Knox’s last appearance)
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & Layla (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated Beth Phoenix & Mickie James at 3:01 when Layla pinned Mickie with a neckbreaker; prior to the bout, it was noted Phoenix would face McCool in an extreme makeover match at Extreme Rules; after the bout, Mickie was thrown to the floor as Layla pulled a ironing board out from under the ring and helped McCool throw Phoenix through it; McCool then followed by kicking Phoenix in the face before she and Layla covered Phoenix’s face in lipstick (Mickie’s last appearance)
CM Punk & Luke Gallows (w/ Serena) defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kane at 10:32 when Punk pinned Mysterio by blocking a roll up attempt as Mysterio tried to avoid the Go To Sleep; prior to the bout, Punk cut a promo on his way to the ring in which he said he would defeat Mysterio at Extreme Rules and then said someone in attendance would get their head shaved; after the match, Mysterio fought off Punk, knocked him into a barber’s chair at ringside, and tried to cut his hair until Serena pulled Punk to safety

- 4/22/10: Shelton Benjamin, Mickie James, Jimmy Wang Yang, Katie Lea Burchill, Slam Master J, Mike Knox, and Sho Funaki were released.

Extreme Rules 2010 – Baltimore, MD – First Mariner Arena – April 25, 2010
Pay-per-view bouts:
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show defeated John Morrison & R-Truth via disqualification in a non-title match
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show defeated MVP & Mark Henry in a non-title match
Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith (w/ Bret Hart & Natalya Neidhart) defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show in a non-title match; as a result of the win, Kidd & Smith became the #1 contenders to the tag team titles
CM Punk (w/ Serena & Luke Gallows) pinned Rey Mysterio Jr.; stiuplations stated Punk’s head would be shaved if he lost
JTG defeated Shad Gaspard in a strap match
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger pinned Randy Orton in an extreme rules match
Sheamus pinned Triple H in a streetfight
Beth Phoenix pinned WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool (w/ Layla & Vickie Guerrero) in an extreme makeover match to win the title
Edge pinned Chris Jericho with the spear in a steel cage match
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Batista in a last man standing match

WWE @ Richmond, VA – Coliseum – April 26, 2010
Raw – 3-hour 2010 WWE Draft – featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Matt Striker on commentary; included highlights of the Sheamus vs. Triple H streetfight the night before at Extreme Rules; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger regarding his win the previous night over Randy Orton; moments later, Edge interrupted and said his win over Chris Jericho in a steel cage made him next in line for a title shot; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE superstars had visited 300 military installations, hospitals, submarines, and the Pentagon in the past 6 years; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long and the Big Show in which Long said he was excited to have Show on Smackdown; featured an in-ring promo by Sheamus in which he claimed Triple H’s career was over as a result of his win the night before at Extreme Rules and said he was now after WWE World Champion John Cena; moments later, Orton interrupted, said he too had done horrible things to Triple H, but that he fought Triple H like a man to his face and not from behind; Sheamus replied by saying Orton lost his title shot, with Orton threatening to drop Sheamus with the RKO; Cena then appeared at the entrance stage and said the guest host could settle the matter; Cena then pretended to take a call from WWE informing him there was no guest host for the show, then saying he would choose the top contender by having Sheamus face Orton later in the show; after Cena went backstage; Sheamus attempted to kick Orton in the head, with Orton avoiding it and attempting to drop Sheamus with the RKO until Sheamus slid out to the floor; included a “Don’t try this at home” PSA; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read the WWE has more than 100,000 hours in its video library which powers WWE Classics on Demand; included the announcement Wayne Brady would host the following week’s show; featured a backstage segment with Dibiase and Carlito in which Carlito turned down an offer from Dibiase; after Carlito walked out, Dibiase confronted R-Truth and said he was looking for someone to watch his back and carry his bags, with Truth saying Dibiase was looking for his own Virgil; Truth said he would have to think about it, then slapped Dibiase across the face; included footage of Cena performing to the troops to the tune of Nickelback’s “Never Gonna Be Alone,” in honor of National Armed Forces Month:
Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith (w/ Bret Hart & Natalya Neidhart) defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champions – WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & the Big Show to win the titles at 11:41 when Miz submitted to Kidd’s Sharpshooter after sustaining the springboard Hart Attack; prior to the bout, Miz cut an in-ring promo in which he complained about the Hart Dynasty beating them the previous night, then made fun of them for being part of a dynasty when they hadn’t won any championships; Miz then called for Hart to come out and live up to his agreement to call ShowMiz the greatest tag team of all time; moments later, Hart appeared at the entrance stage, said ShowMiz were the greatest tag team of all time, said the Mountie was the greatest WWE IC Champion of all time, and David Arquette was the greatest world champion of all time; Hart followed by saying talk was cheap and that the Hart Dynasty would be called tag team champions by the end of the night; after the bout, Hart, Neidhart, Kidd, & Smith celebrated in the ring; moments later, during the commercial break, Show knocked Miz out with a punch (The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
Michelle McCool & Layla (w/ Vickie Guerrero) (Smackdown) defeated WWE Divas Champion Eve & Maryse (Raw) at 4:31 when McCool pinned Maryse with a boot to the face after Maryse began making fun of Eve; during the bout, the crowd briefly chanted “We want Mickie;” as a result of the win, Kelly Kelly was drafted to Smackdown; moments later, Kelly appeared at the entrance stage
CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows & Serena) (Smackdown) pinned Evan Bourne (Raw) at 3:41 with the Go To Sleep after, as Gallows & Serena distracted the referee, a hooded man came out of the crowd and crotched Bourne on the top rope as he attempted Air Bourne; as a result of the win, the Big Show was drafted to Smackdown
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Santino Marella (Raw) co-won a 10-man battle royal at 8:52 when Dibiase eliminated Rey Mysterio Jr.; other participants included WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre, Kane, R-Truth, and Shad Gaspard (Smackdown) and MVP, Mark Henry, and Yoshi Tatsu (Raw); order of eliminations: McIntyre by Tatsu (0:24); Tatsu by Shad via a clothesline (0:34); MVP by Mysterio (5:56); Shad & Truth by Santino (6:05); Henry by Kane (6:35); Kane by Dibiase (6:40); Mysterio by Dibiase; after the bout, Dibiase dropped Santino with Dream Street; as a result of the win, John Morrison, Truth, and Edge were drafted to Raw, with the three men then appearing at the entrance stage
Chris Jericho (Smackdown) pinned Christian (w/ Heath Slater) (Raw) at 9:58 with the Code Breaker as Christian came off the top; prior to the bout, Jericho cut an in-ring promo claiming Edge tried to break his leg at Extreme Rules and he wanted Edge fined and suspended; Jericho then said the loss also was caused by the fact he was shaken by his loss to Heath Slater on NXT and demanded Slater come out to apologize; Slater then came out to the ring, noted Jericho’s recent loses, and said he would lose again to Christian; after the bout, Jericho dropped Slater with the Code Breaker; as a result of the win, Kofi Kingston was drafted to Smackdown; moments later, Kingston appeared at the entrance stage, then ran in the ring and dropped Jericho with the spin kick to the face
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger (Smackdown) pinned John Morrison (Raw) in a non-title match at 14:29 with the gutwrench powerbomb after attacking Morrison from behind as Morrison attempted Starship Pain; as a result of the win, Christian was drafted to Smackdown; Christian appeared at the entrance stage moments later and motioned to Swagger that he wanted the belt
Hornswoggle (Raw) defeated Dolph Ziggler (Smackdown) via count-out at the 39-second mark after Ziggler chased Hornswoggle around the ring, pushed him into the ring, and Hornswoggle then began throwing his shoes and helmet at Ziggler; after the bout, Ziggler put Hornswoggle in the sleeper; after the bout, Jerry Lawler tended to Hornswoggle in the ring; as a result of the win, Chris Jericho was drafted to Raw; moments later, Jericho, wearing a suit, appeared at the entrance stage
Batista defeated Randy Orton and Sheamus at 16:47 by pinning Orton after Edge interfered and dropped Orton with the spear after Orton hit the RKO on Sheamus; prior to the match, Batista came out and said he should be the #1 contender and that the way WWE World Champion John Cena beat him at Extreme Rules was a joke; Batista then said he wouldn’t leave the ring until WWE World Champion John Cena got in the ring with him; moments later, Sheamus interrupted and insulted Batista; Orton then came out and said he would beat Sheamus and then beat Batista; Cena then appeared at the entrance stage and said the match – orginally set for Sheamus vs. Orton – would now be a triple threat match; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender to the WWE World Title
WWE Superstars – 4/29/10 – included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to all live events in the US; featured a video package recapping Sheamus’ attack on Triple H at Extreme Rules; included footage of Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith winning the WWE Unified Tag Team Titles on Raw, followed by the Big Show knocking WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin out with a punch; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 on DVD and Blu-ray:
Gail Kim pinned Jillian Hall at 5:27 with Eat Defeat after Hall hit the ringpost shoulder first; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes) pinned Primo Colon with the Zack Attack at 11:36 after yanking Primo off the top as Rosa distracted the referee; during the bout, it was noted Mendes was sent to Smackdown in the supplemental draft; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout

WWE @ Hershey, PA – Giant Center – April 27, 2010
NXT – 4/27/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment with Matt Striker and the NXT rookies in which Striker said the rookies would have 60 seconds to sell merchandise to the fans and the rookie with the most money would earn a match for the following week against the pro of their choosing; Skip Sheffield brought in $60, Bryan gave away all his programs without taking money from the fans, Justin Gabriel at $210, David Otunga at $315, and Heath Slater and Darren Young failing to beat Otunga; Michael Tarver walked out and refused to sell any of the programs and Wade Barrett took the change and didn’t sell any either; included footage from earlier in the day of Carlito speaking with Tarver about Tarver’s loss the previous week, with Carlito then telling Tarver to carry his bags; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read NXT has been the #1 show on Tuesday on SyFy since its premiere 9 weeks earlier; included a video package on Gabriel, with comments from Miz, Christian, Hardy, Punk, Jericho, R-Truth, and Regal; featured footage from earlier in the day of Truth and Otunga speaking about Truth not interfering on Otunga’s behalf the previous week; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 on DVD; featured a video package on Bryan with comments from Punk, Jericho, Regal, Christian, Miz, and Hardy; featured Striker conducting a backstage interview with Otunga regarding his win in the challenge, with Otunga opting to face his own pro Truth the following week:
Chris Jericho & Wade Barrett defeated Christian & Heath Slater at 3:06 when Jericho pinned Slater with the Code Breaker
Darren Young (w/ Luke Gallows & Serena) pinned Michael Tarver (w/ Carlito) at 2:47 with a modified full nelson slam after Gallows attacked Tarver behind the referee’s back; prior to the bout, a video package aired on Tarver with comments from CM Punk, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, Chris Jericho, William Regal, Matt Hardy, Christian, and Carlito
Skip Sheffield (w/ William Regal) pinned Daniel Bryan (sub. for WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin) (w/ WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin) at 1:12 with a modified jawbreaker; Miz’s face was heavily bruised as a result of being punched by Big Show the night before; following Sheffield’s entrance, Miz took the mic and said he could not compete as scheduled due to his injury and that Bryan would wrestle in his place
WWE Superstars – 4/29/10: WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Caylen Croft & Trent Barretta in a non-title match at 14:29 when Kidd pinned Croft following the springboard Hart Attack; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! – 4/30/10 – featured a backstage promo by World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger in which he talked about being invited to the White House by George W Bush; included a backstage segment in which Chris Jericho was shown insulting someone until he was knocked out with a punch, with it then being revealed he was talking to Big Show; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE superstars had visited 300 military installations, hospitals, submarines, and the Pentagon in the past 6 years; included a backstage promo by Shad Gaspard, in a suit, in which he talked about the new faces coming from Raw and said it was his time, not theirs; featured a backstage promo by Swagger in which he talked about leading his team to three consecutive national wrestling championships in college; included an in-ring promo by Edge in which he said he didn’t want to go to Raw and considered Smackdown his home and loved the fans; moments later, Christian interrupted, with the two then discussing their longtime friendship and partnership before Christian said Edge was lying to the fans before he came out and was using the fans to get what he wanted; eventually, Edge admitted that he had been lying to the fans in recent months and enjoyed every second; Christian responded by saying he knew Edge used him when they were a tag team and that he didn’t want to see them team up again, but rather face off; Edge replied with no but then attacked Christian from behind and attempted the spear until Christian blocked it; the two men continued to brawl until Edge escaped the Killswitch and left the ring; Christian then took the mic and led the crowd in chanting “Na Na Hey Hey;” featured an ad promoting the WrestleMania 26 DVD available Tuesday; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Edge regarding a possible match with Christian; after Edge said no, Show appeared and knocked Edge out with a punch; featured a backstage promo by Swagger in which he said he turned down scholarships from top universities; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE.com had more page views and monthly unique visitors than ABC.com, UFC.com, NBC.com, CBS.com, and Fox.com for the first quarter of 2010; featured a backstage promo by Chris Masters in which he flexed his pecs to the Smackdown theme song; included an in-ring promo by Dolph Ziggler regarding the attack he gave Hornswoggle on Monday, during which he said Hornswoggle would never again be on Smackdown; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Matt Hardy regarding the attack he sustained the previous week from WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre, during which he said he would come back to get revenge; moments later, McIntyre attacked Hardy from behind and dropped him with the Future Shock on the floor; included a backstage promo by JTG in which he said he was after championship gold; featured a backstage promo by Swagger in which he said he graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a 4.0 GPA and was invited back to give the commencement address at the 2010 graduation; included a closing in-ring promo by Swagger in which he talked about his childhood, high school, and college accomplishments; Swagger then said his greatest achievement came when he won the world heavyweight title and he would keep the title until he retired; Long eventually interrupted and introduced Show as the new top contender to Swagger’s title; the crowd followed with a brief chant of “Knock him out,” before Show ran down Swagger’s accomplishments and said he needed to add early retirement to the list; Show then knocked Swagger out with a punch to close the broadcast:
Kofi Kingston pinned Chris Jericho at 9:31 with the spin kick to the face; prior to the bout, Teddy Long appeared at the entrance stage to discuss the draft and introduce Kingston as one of the new names on Smackdown; following his entrance, Jericho cut an in-ring promo in which he said he had been the face of Smackdown and would move on to be the face of Raw until he was eventually interrupted by Kingston (Kingston’s Smackdown debut)
Kane fought Chavo Guerrero Jr. to a no contest when Kane dropped Guerrero with a chokeslam before the match began; prior to the bout, Guerrero cut an in-ring promo on his return to Smackdown until he was interrupted by Kane’s entrance; after the match, Kane took the mic and welcomed Guerrero back
Cody Rhodes pinned John Morrison at 11:10 with a reversal into Cross Roads (Rhodes’ TV return after a month absence; his Smackdown debut)
WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix & Kelly Kelly defeated Michelle McCool & Layla (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 3:37 when Kelly pinned Layla with a legdrop to the back of the head after Phoenix dropped Layla with a slingshot suplex (Kelly’s Smackdown debut)
Rey Mysterio Jr. & MVP pinned CM Punk & Luke Gallows (w/ Serena) in an impromptu match at 5:06 when MVP pinned Gallows with the 305 after Mysterio hit Gallows with the 619; prior to the bout, Punk, alongside Gallows & Serena, cut an in-ring promo in which he spoke about his win over Mysterio at Extreme Rules until MVP interrupted from the entrance stage; MVP then talked about being back on Smackdown and that the show had become boring since his VIP Lounge was replaced by Punk’s weekly tirades; a brawl soon ensued and MVP was double teamed until Mysterio made the save and helped clear the ring; during the commercial break, a match was set up between the two teams; after the bout, the same hooded man that attacked Mysterio at Extreme Rules jumped Mysterio from behind before leaving through the crowd

- 4/30/10: Tony Atlas was released.

WWE (Raw) @ Huntsville, AL – April 30, 2010 (4,500)
Evan Bourne pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Shooting Star Press
Primo Colon pinned Dos Caras Jr.; Caras played the heel in the bout
MVP pinned Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes) with the Playmaker
Yoshi Tatsu pinned William Regal with the kick to the head
Christian pinned Carlito with the Killswitch
Mark Henry pinned Vladimir Kozlov
WWE Divas Champion Eve pinned Maryse; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the bout
WWE World Champion John Cena, the Big Show, & Kofi Kingston defeated Sheamus, Ted Dibiase Jr., & WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin when Cena pinned Dibiase with the FU

WWE (Raw) @ Mobile, AL – Civic Center – May 1, 2010

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Knoxville, TN – Coliseum – May 1, 2010
Included an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger in which he was interrupted and scared out of the ring by Randy Orton
John Morrison pinned Dolph Ziggler with Starship Pain
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Caylen Croft & Trent Barretta when Kidd forced a submission with the Sharpshooter
JTG pinned Shad Gaspard with the Shout Out
WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Layla with the Glam Slam
Goldust pinned Tyler Reks with the Final Cut
Kane pinned Chris Jericho with the chokeslam
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre pinned R-Truth with the Future Shock
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned CM Punk with the 619 and springboard splash after avoiding the Go To Sleep
Randy Orton defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger via disqualification when Swagger hit the challenger with the title belt outside the ring; after the bout, Orton dropped Swagger with the RKO

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Johnson City, TN – Freedom Hall Civic Center – May 2, 2010 (matinee) John Morrison pinned Dolph Ziggler with Starship Pain
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Caylen Croft & Trent Baretta
JTG defeated Shad Gaspard
Goldust defeated Tyler Reks
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre pinned R-Truth with a roll up
Kane pinned Chris Jericho with a chokeslam
WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Layla
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated CM Punk
Randy Orton defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger via disqualification

WWE @ Jacksonville, FL – Veterans Memorial Arena – May 3, 2010
Raw – featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 on DVD; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read the previous week’s show was the #1 show on Cable TV, outrating the NBA by almost 2 million viewers; featured a “Don’t try this at home” PSA; included a backstage segment in which Chris Jericho and WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin complained about being knocked out by the Big Show days earlier on Smackdown, with Jericho saying he had an idea as to what to do about it; featured a vignette of John Morrison; included a backstage segment with Vladimir Kozlov and Wayne Brady, with Santino Marella then walking in dressed up as a member of the Brady Bunch; Marella then proposed he team with Kozlov until William Regal interrupted and reminded Kozlov they had a tag team match later; after the three left, Goldust appeared dressed as Alice from the Brady Bunch; featured the announcement the Great Khali, Ezekiel Jackson, and WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd, along with Natalya, had been drafted to Raw in the supplemental draft; included the announcement David Otunga would face R-Truth the following night on NXT; featured the announcement Flavor Flav would host the following week’s show; included a closing in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge in which Edge said he worked hard to prepare himself to be the top guy on Smackdown only to be moved to Raw and saying his spear on Randy Orton made him the most talked about name on Raw; Edge then went to introduce Orton only for Brady to come out, with Brady saying he grew up a WWE fan and asked if he could follow in Edge’s footsteps for just a moment; Brady then cut a promo on several of the past guest hosts, mentioning Mini Me and Bob Barker and saying he was Bob Darker; Orton then came out, stared at Edge, and then dropped Brady with the RKO; Edge took the mic and said Orton was a victim of being at the wrong place at the wrong time and reminded Orton that the last time he was on his show was when they formed Rated RKO; Edge said they could recreate their success and that no one could stop them; when Orton didn’t budge, Edge said the fans didn’t accept him, despite giving them a catch phrase, commercials, and coming back from a possible career ending injury; he then said it wasn’t fair the fans chanted for Orton instead of him wasn’t fair and neither was the fact he wasn’t world champion and that he was drafted to Raw; eventually, Orton went for the RKO only to be kicked in the face by Edge; Edge then went for the spear but Orton dropped him with a RKO in mid air and stood over his body as the show went off the air:
Beat the Clock Challenge: Batista pinned Daniel Bryan (sub. for WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin) (w/ WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin) with the spear and sit-down powerbomb at 5:06
John Morrison pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. by kicking off the turnbuckle while caught in Dream Street; after the bout, Dibiase jumped Morrison from behind and assaulted him until R-Truth ran out to make the save
Beat the Clock Challenge: WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Wade Barrett (sub. for Chris Jericho) (w/ Chris Jericho) via submission with the STFU at 4:39; following Cena’s appearance, Jericho came out on the stage in a suit and said beating Cena again would be a waste of his time so he hand picked a replacement; after Barrett came out, he and Jericho said Cena wouldn’t beat the clock and wouldn’t beat Barrett; after the match, Cena took the mic and said he would announce the stipulation he wanted for Batista at Over the Limit; moments later, before Cena could elaborate, Sheamus ran out and knocked Cena out with a boot to the face
Maryse pinned Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella) with the French Kiss at 1:02; after the match, Maryse took the mic and showed photos of her photo shoot in which she posed backstage with the WWE Divas Title on top of an unconscious Eve; moments later, Eve ran out and was held back by the referee as Maryse slid out to the floor
Mark Henry pinned Zack Ryder with the powerslam at 1:52; prior to the bout, Ryder said he was single and ready to mingle and that’s why he invited Gail Kim and Alicia Fox out to watch him in action; Ryder then said he beat Primo Colon the past week on WWE Superstars and said he would do it again; Wayne Brady then appeared on the big screen and said if Ryder really wanted to impress then he should face this man instead, with Henry then coming out; after the contest, Henry went backstage with Gail and Alicia
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Vladimir Kozlov & William Regal in a non-title match at 2:44 when Regal submitted to Kidd’s Sharpshooter; Chris Jericho & WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin provided guest commentary for the match; after the bout, Miz slid in the ring and was attacked by Smith until Jericho dropped Smith with the Code Breaker; moments later, Miz followed by dropping Smith with the Skull Crushing Finale
WWE Superstars – 5/6/10 – featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE.com’s Summer Slam website won The CableFax Gold “Best of the Web” award; included a backstage segment with Kelly Kelly, Michelle McCool, and Layla in which McCool & Layla referred to Kelly as “Smelly Kelly;” moments later, Vickie Guerrero walked in and sprayed Kelly with air cleaner, with Kelly then calling Vickie the official cow of Smackdown; the three then held Kelly against her will until WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix and Tiffany walked in; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 on DVD; included the announcement Randy Orton would face Edge at Over the Limit; featured a video package recapping the Big Show knocking out Chris Jericho, Edge, and World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger the previous week on Smackdown:
Carlito (w/ Michael Tarver) fought Primo Colon to a no contest at around the 5-minute mark when Carlito opted not to hit the Back Stabber, took the mic, and said the fans didn’t care about him, they were both wasting their careers, and that he could keep on throwing his career away or reunite with Carlito and regain the success they had as the first ever WWE Unified Tag Team Champions; moments later, Primo extended his hand, with the two men shaking hands and hugging and leaving the ring together, with Tarver looking confused at ringside; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
Dark match after the taping: WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Batista in a No DQ match

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Aiken, SC – Convocation Center – May 3, 2010
Tiffany was the host for the show
Christian defeated Dolph Ziggler
MVP & Kofi Kingston defeated Caylen Croft & Trent Barretta
WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Layla
Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Tyler Reks
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre fought Kane to a double count-out
JTG defeated Shad Gaspard
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated CM Punk
The Big Show defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger via disqualification

WWE @ North Charleston, SC – Coliseum – May 4, 2010
Vance Archer & Curt Hawkins defeated Chasyn Rance & JT Talent
NXT – 5/4/10 – featured an opening ringside segment in which Matt Striker addressed the eight NXT rookies, noted the Pros poll would be revealed the following week, and one of the men would be eliminated; Striker then introduced the obstacle course challenge, with the winner winning immunity the next week; Daniel Bryan’s ribs were heavily taped after sustaining three sit-down powerbombs the previous night from Batista; after Bryan, who went first, completed the course at at 2:45.5, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin appeared, insulted Bryan’s performance, and said his injury was not an excuse; Miz then said Bryan’s winless record would go up against Michael Tarver’s winless record, and that if he did not win then there was no way the other pros would advance him; Miz then said Bryan’s match was next; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 on DVD; featured a backstage segment in which CM Punk, alongside Luke Gallows & Serena, confronted Darren Young about his comments the previous week in which Young said he was tired of dealing with Punk; included Heath Slater finishing the course at 1:36.9 and Young at 2:07.8; following the commercial break, Justin Gabriel finished at 1:29.0 and David Otunga at 1:35.0; after Otunga finished, Striker said his match with R-Truth would take place immediately; featured Barrett walking out of the course after twice falling off the monkey bars; moments later, Sheffield finished at 1:31.2; included Tarver being stopped from his course after he failed to beat Gabriel’s time; moments later, Striker interviewed Gabriel about his immunity, Otunga about why he should not be eliminated, and Tarver about who should be eliminated – with Tarver saying himself to keep all the other rookies safe, citing his win over Bryan earlier in the show; moments later, Striker asked Sheffield about who should go home, with him saying Tarver and the two then arguing; Striker asked Slater, who said Tarver should be eliminated; Otunga then alluded to Gabriel being gay as the two had words; Barrett said Tarver should be eliminated, with Bryan saying he himself should be eliminated due to not winning a match; Striker then spoke to Young, who said he wanted it more than everyone else before then brawling with Barrett as the show ended:
Michael Tarver (w/ Carlito) pinned Daniel Bryan (w/ WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin) at 6:51 with the modified sidewalk slam; after the bout, Tarver pulled Bryan to his feet so Carlito could drop him with the Backstabber
R-Truth pinned David Otunga with the Lie Detector at 5:55
WWE Superstars – 5/6/10:
Chris Masters defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via submission with the full nelson at 5:07; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Rosa Mendes in a non-title match at 1:24 with a roll up after Mendes hit the corner; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match; following her entrance, Rosa cut an in-ring promo in which she talked about being drafted to Smackdown and said Phoenix’s days of being champion were coming to an end; after the contest, the referee and two trainers tended to Phoenix, who appeared to have suffered a knee injury
Shad Gaspard pinned JTG at 10:56 with the STO after avoiding the Shout Out; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! – 5/7/10 – featured an opening in-ring promo by Matt Hardy in which he showed footage of his recent attacks at the hands of WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre; as Hardy began discussing McIntyre, McIntyre came out on the entrance stage, said Vince McMahon designated him as the chosen one and – as a result – he was untouchable; Hardy then called for McIntyre to get in the ring, with the two brawling until referees intervened and pulled Hardy away; moments later, McIntyre jumped Hardy from behind and repeatedly punched Hardy in the head until more referees came out; McIntyre then went to the floor and continued his assault until the referees, Ricky Steamboat, Tony Garea, and Mike Rotunda came out and Teddy Long told McIntyre to stop; when McIntyre refused to listen to Long’s commands, Long suspended him and then ordered that McIntyre was stripped of the title; when McIntyre again refused to stop the attack, Long fired him; McIntyre was ejected from ringside as a trainer tended to Hardy on the floor; cameras then showed McIntyre arguing with the referees backstage until he was sent out of the arena; following the commercial break, Josh Matthews conducted a backstage interview with Long regarding Hardy’s injuries, firing McIntyre, and his plans for the IC title, with Long saying he didn’t know what he was going to do; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 on DVD; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read MVP was the spokesperson for the National Guard’s Youth ChalleNGe Program; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Long in which he said a four-men tournament would be held to determine the new IC champion; Long announced Christian vs. Cody Rhodes and Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston for later in the show, with the winners meeting the following week for the title; featured a video package recapping Big Show knocking out Chris Jericho, Edge, and World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger the previous week:
MVP pinned Luke Gallows (w/ CM Punk & Serena) at 3:51 with the Play of the Day after Rey Mysterio Jr. attacked Punk at ringside and escaped through the crowd; following the commercial break, Punk cut an in-ring promo claiming Mysterio was a coward until Mysterio came out on the entrance stage and asked where Punk’s masked man was hiding; Punk replied by saying he didn’t know what Mysterio was talking about and that he was blaming others for his own problems; the two continued to argue until Mysterio challenged Punk to a third match, with Mysterio joining the Straight Edge Society if he lost and Punk shaving his head if he lost; after Punk agreed, Mysterio challenged Punk to lead by example and shave his head then and there; Punk said no, with Mysterio saying Punk thought he was better than Gallows and Serena (debut of MVP’s new finisher)
Michelle McCool & Layla (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated Kelly Kelly & Tiffany at 2:45 when Layla pinned Tiffany with the neckbreaker after McCool kicked Layla in the back of the head
WWE IC Title Championship Tournament Semi-Finals: Kofi Kingston pinned Dolph Ziggler at 11:57 with the spin kick to the head after escaping the sleeper; during the bout, Cody Rhodes was shown watching on backstage
WWE IC Title Championship Tournament Semi-Finals: Christian (w/ Heath Slater) pinned Cody Rhodes at 13:42 with the Killswitch after ramming Rhodes shoulder-first into the ringpost; during the bout, Kofi Kingston was shown watching on backstage
Kane defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger via disqualification in a non-title match at 5:11 after Swagger repeatedly rammed Kane’s ribs into an exposed turnbuckle; prior to the bout, Swagger cut an in-ring promo on his long list accomplishments and said Big Show was busy during that time taking the short bus to school; early in the match, the Big Show came out to join the commentary team wearing a suit; after the contest, Swagger held up the title belt as while looking at Show; moments later, Swagger turned around only to be kicked in the face by Kane; Swagger fought Kane off by throwing him into the ringpost but then sustained a chokeslam through the commentary table from Show; Show then stood in the ring with the belt to close the broadcast
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger fought the Big Show to a no contest

WWE (Raw) @ Monterrey, Mexico – Arena – May 5, 2010 (14,000; sell out)
Featured an in-ring segment in which WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin cut a promo until he was interrupted by the Big Show
Evan Bourne pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Shooting Star Press
Kofi Kingston pinned Zack Ryder with the spin kick to the head
Mark Henry pinned Carlito with the powerslam
WWE Divas Champion Eve & Gail Kim defeated Rosa Mendes & Maryse; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the bout
Christian pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. with the Killswitch
Dos Caras Jr. pinned William Regal; Caras wore his mask for the bout
WWE World Champion John Cena & Randy Orton defeated Batista & Sheamus when Cena pinned Batista with the FU and Orton pinned Sheamus with the RKO; after the bout, Cena and Orton shook hands

WWE (Raw) @ Aguascalientes, Mexico – Monumental Bullring – May 6, 2010 (10,000; sell out)
Evan Bourne defeated Zack Ryder
William Regal defeated Santino Marllea
Christian pinned Carlito with the Killswitch
WWE Divas Champion Eve & Gail Kim defeated Maryse & Rosa Mendes
Ted Dibiase Jr. pinned Kofi Kingston with Dream Street
WWE World Champion John Cena, Randy Orton, & the Big Show defeated Batista, Sheamus, & WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin when Cena pinned Batista with the FU

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Mexico City, Mexico – Sports Palace – May 6, 2010 (20,000; sell out)
R-Truth pinned Dolph Ziggler
John Morrison pinned Luke Gallows
Kane pinned Shad Gaspard with the chokeslam
Michelle McCool pinned Natalya Neidhart when guest referee Vickie Guerrero made a fast count
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated MVP and Cody Rhodes by pinning MVP with the Future Shock DDT; McIntyre was announced as champion despite having been stripped of it and fired on TV; after the match, Matt Hardy attacked McIntyre
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned CM Punk in a streetfight with the frog splash after John Morrison countered the interference of Luke Gallows and Serena
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Edge & Chris Jericho when Edge submitted to Kidd’s Sharpshooter after Edge and Jericho began arguing
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger defeated the Undertaker

WWE @ Puebla, Mexico – Baseball Stadium – May 7, 2010 (10,000)
Christian pinned Carlito with the Killswitch
Ted Dibiase Jr. pinned Kofi Kingston with Dream Street
WWE World Champion John Cena, Randy Orton, & the Big Show defeated Batista, Sheamus, & WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin when Cena pinned Batista with the FU

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Queretaro, Mexico – Santa Maria Bullring – May 7, 2010 (6,000)
R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler
John Morrison defeated Cody Rhodes
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Layla) defeated Natalya Neidhart; Vickie Guerrero was the guest referee for the bout
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated CM Punk & Luke Gallows
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated MVP
The Undertaker & Kane defeated Edge & Chris Jericho
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger via disqualification when Swagger hit Mysterio with the belt

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Leon, Mexico – Bullring – May 8, 2010
MVP defeated Dolph Ziggler
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Layla) defeated Natalya Neidhart; Vickie Guerrero was the guest referee for the bout
Cody Rhodes defeated John Morrison
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated CM Punk & Luke Gallows
Drew McIntyre defeated R-Truth
The Undertaker & Kane defeated Edge & Chris Jericho
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger via disqualification when Swagger hit Mysterio with the belt

WWE (Raw) @ Mexico City, Mexico – Sports Palace – May 8, 2010 (20,000; sell out)
Dos Caras Jr. (w/ Dos Caras Sr.) pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Ted Dibiase Jr. pinned Christian with Dream Street
WWE World Champion John Cena, Randy Orton, & the Big Show defeated Batista, Sheamus, & WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin when Cena pinned Batista with the FU

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Monterrey, Mexico – Arena – May 9, 2010 (14,000; sell out)
MVP defeated Dolph Ziggler
Michelle McCool defeated Natalya Neidhart; Vickie Guerrero was guest ref for the bout
Cody Rhodes defeated John Morrison
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated CM Punk & Luke Gallows
Drew McIntyre defeated R-Truth
The Undertaker & Kane defeated Edge & Chris Jericho
Rey Mysterio defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger via disqualification

WWE @ Pittsburgh, PA – Mellon Arena – May 10, 2010 (14,162)
Last show at the venue
Dos Caras Jr. defeated Matthew Justice
Raw – featured an opening in-ring promo by Randy Orton in which he said Edge never wanted to team with him, rather he saw him as a threat; moments later, Meatloaf interrupted and said he had a new CD and there was a song on there that Orton should use as his new theme song, written by Jon Bon Jovi; after the crowd briefly chanted “RKO,” Orton gave Meatloaf the go ahead and sing “Elvis in Vegas;” Orton then turned to leave until Meatloaf began singing other songs on the album; Orton eventually dropped Meatloaf with the RKO, with Edge then coming out on the entrance stage and running down Orton’s attacks on Meatloaf, Freddie Prinze Jr., Seth Green, and Wayne Brady; Edge then said he went to the WWE until they agreed that guest celebrity hosts would have no authority and that a permanent general manager was needed; Vickie Guerrero then appeared and said Orton would be repremanded for his actions and would face Edge & a partner of his choice later in the show in a handicap match; members of the Pittsburgh Steelers were shown in the crowd; included backstage footage of Edge speaking with Batista; featured the announcement Rey Mysterio Jr. would face CM Punk on Smackdown!; included a vignette on WWE Divas Champion Eve; featured footage from eaerlier in the day in the empty arena of Maryse training with a martial arts expert until she became frustrated with him and beat him up; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Orton regarding his handicap match later in the show, during which Orton said he hoped Vickie would come ringside during the bout; featured comments from Buzz Aldrin regarding his hosting the commercial-free Raw the following week, during which Mark Henry hit Aldrin over the back with a steel chair; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read the WWE has been making wishes come true for kids via the Make-A-Wish Foundation for more than 25 years; featured an in-ring promo by WWE World Champion John Cena in which he thanked Sheamus for giving him another week to think about what kind of match he wanted with Batista at Over the Limit; Cena then said some said his win at Extreme Rules was cheap but that he was not a coward and would prove it by not taking the easy way out in the rematch – an I Quit match – and that Cena would give up his rematch clause should he lose the title; moments later, Cena called for Sheamus to come out so he could thank him in person, with Sheamus then appearing and saying if he came out to the ring then Cena would be in no shape to face Batista; as Sheamus made his way down, Batista came out of the crowd, with the two men then quickly double teaming Cena; Batista followed by twice ramming Cena into the ringpost on the floor before rolling him in the ring so Sheamus could kick Cena in the face; Batista then attempted the sit-down powerbomb in the ring until Mark Henry made the save, assaulted Batista, and kicked him to the floor; included a backstage segment with Edge and Vickie in which Edge said he found a tag team partner and that the reason he said the hurtful things to Vickie the last time they were on Raw together was to get the fans behind her, but they turned their backs on her just like they did him; Edge then asked Vickie to be ringside and eventually talked her into it; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 on DVD and Blu-ray; included a look at Flavor Flav’s Nite Tales; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Batista regarding his upcoming match with Henry and facing Cena in an I Quit match at Over the Edge; included an ad promoting WWE Classics on Demand; featured a backstage segment with Flav talking with Brie & Nikki Bella about his new show, with Vladimir Kozlov and Santino Marella interrupting and Marella saying he wanted to be Kozlov’s tag team partner; William Regal then walked in and told Kozlov not to pay Marella any attention and that anyone could rap as good as Flav, then did his own freestyle with Flav making fun of it and walking out; included the announcement Cena would face Sheamus the following week:
Chris Jericho pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion David Hart Smith (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 3:08 with a rake to the eye and the Code Breaker; stipulations stated Jericho & WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin would challenge Smith & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Tyson Kidd at Over the Limit if Jericho won; after the bout, the Miz was shown watching on backstage
R-Truth (w/ Flavor Flav) defeated William Regal via disqualification at the 28-second mark when Carlito & Primo Colon attacked and double teamed Truth in the ring, with Carlito finishing by hitting the Back Stabber; prior to the bout, Truth came out with guest host Flavor Flav, who took the mic and spoke about his new show; after the bout, Flav briefly joined the commentary team before tending to Truth in the ring; after the contest, Ted Dibiase Jr. appeared at the entrance stage, shook the hands of the Colons, and gave them each an envelope
Evan Bourne pinned Zack Ryder at 2:07 with Air Bourne after Gail Kim prevented Alicia Fox from pulling Bourne off the top rope; prior to the bout, Ryder took the mic and thanked Fox and Gail for coming out ringside again and said the last moment in the arena before “they blow it up” was him getting his first win on Raw; after the contest, Bourne left ringside with Gail
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) pinned WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin in a non-title match at the 42-second mark with a roll over; stipulations stated Miz would defend his title against one of the Hart family the following week; after the contest, Miz took the mic and said he would decide which person he would defend his title against and said it wouldn’t be Kidd or Smith; Miz then said Natalya wanted him in the ring but it wouldn’t be her either, but rather Bret Hart
Daniel Bryan, Michael Tarver, Heath Slater, Darren Young, David Otunga, Wade Barrett, Skip Sheffield, & Justin Gabriel defeated John Morrison, Goldust, Yoshi Tatsu, & Santino Marella in a handicap match at 3:36 when Bryan pinned Marella with an inside cradle; all of Morrison’s team came out wearing his sunglasses; after the match, Sheffield and Young hoisted Bryan on their shoulders in victory
Batista fought Mark Henry to a no contest when he jumped Henry as he entered the ring and then assaulted him with a steel chair Batista had been sitting in before Henry’s entrance; prior to the match, it was noted WWE World Champion John Cena and Sheamus were banned from ringside for the bout; after the match, Batista repeatedly hit Henry with the chair before putting him in a modified crossface; two referees tried to pull Batista away but he only broke the hold after choking Henry unconscious; moments later, Batista left the ring as a trainer tended to Henry
Randy Orton defeated Edge (w/ Vickie Guerrero) & Ted Dibiase Jr. (mystery partner) in a handicap match at 4:55 by pinning Dibiase with the RKO after R-Truth appeared at the entrance stage, briefly distracting Dibiase; after the match, Orton stalked Vickie on the floor until she screamed that she resigned, with Orton then dropping Edge with an RKO on the floor and Vickie running backstage
WWE Superstars – 5/13/10 – featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE superstars had visited 300 military installations, hospitals, submarines, and the Pentagon in the past 6 years; included a vignette of Ted Dibiase Jr.; included footage from the recent tour of Mexico, with comments from WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, WWE US Champion John Cena, Evan Bourne, MVP, and WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix; featured the Vance Archer & Curt Hawkins vs. Matthew Busch & James White match taped 5/11/10 in Buffalo, NY; included an ad promoting the WrestleMania 26 DVD; featured the Dolph Ziggler vs. Chris Masters match taped 5/11/10 in Buffalo, NY; included an ad promoting Buzz Aldrin hosting the following week’s Raw:
Maryse & Jillian Hall defeated Brie & Nikki Bella at 3:15 when Maryse scored the pin with the French Kiss; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match; after the bout, Maryse was about to hit the French Kiss on the other Bella until WWE Divas Champion Eve made the save and made the save
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Ryan Mitchell with the Iron Curtain at 1:01; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Dark match after the taping: WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Batista in a No DQ match, despite interference from Sheamus

WWE @ Buffalo, NY – HSBC Arena – May 11, 2010
NXT – 5/11/10 – featured an opening segment in which Matt Striker, at ringside, introduced the NXT rookies to ringside before showing footage of the rookies’ win on Raw the night before; Striker then showed footage of Michael Tarver saying the previous week that he would eliminate himself, with Striker then announcing that Tarver had been eliminated; Tarver then began yelling at the fans, taking off his shirt in the process and claiming he had been held back; Striker then showed footage of Bryan saying he should be eliminated since he hadn’t won a match, with Striker then announcing Bryan too had been eliminated; Striker then said a third man would be eliminated later in the show following another pros poll; included a vignette promoting Buzz Aldrin hosting the following week’s Raw; featured Striker conducting a backstage interview with Tarver in which Tarver spoke about sleeping in a car and not knowing how he’s going to take care of his children, with Tarver saying the ruling was fair but the contest was not; Tarver then walked out after being asked what was next in his plans; included an ad promoting WWE Classics On Demand; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 on DVD; included Striker conducting a backstage interview with Bryan in which he said he would find a way to make it despite his elimination; Bryan then noted his tenure in the independent scene, being a champion in Mexico and Europe and said you wouldn’t find any footage of him under the name “Daniel Bryan” and that he could take Batista to the limit but couldn’t beat a rookie; Bryan then said he wasn’t sure if “Daniel Bryan” had a future but “Bryan Danielson” might; Bryan tried to say his name earlier in the segment but Striker cut him off; the camera was shaky throughout the later part of the segment; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read NXT has been the #1 show on SyFy Tuesday since its premiere 11 weeks earlier; included a closing ringside segment in which Striker addressed the rookies, first asking them individually who they thought should be eliminated; all of them said David Otunga, with Otunga saying Heath Slater; the pros poll was then revealed with Wade Barrett #1, Otunga #2, Gabriel #3, Slater #4, and Young #5; Skip Sheffield was eliminated as a result, with Sheffield then saying he had been misguided and the fans never saw the real him but he would be back; Striker then said another rookie would be eliminated the following week:
Wade Barrett pinned Heath Slater at 4:14 with the fireman’s carry into a forward slam after catching Slater coming off the top
Skip Sheffield (w/ William Regal) pinned Darren Young at 3:07 with a modified jawbreaker
David Otunga pinned Justin Gabriel at 2:46 with a modified uranage
WWE Superstars – 5/13/10: Vance Archer & Curt Hawkins defeated Matthew Busch & James White at 2:10 when Hawkins scored the pin with an elbow drop off the top after Archer hit the reverse DDT; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match; after the contest, the two men cut an in-ring promo in which Hawkins said they were on a 30-day goal to make an impact (Archer & Hawkins’ TV debut as a team)
WWE Superstars – 5/13/10: Dolph Ziggler pinned Chris Masters at 14:04 with the Zig Zag after ramming Masters’ face into the top turnbuckle to escape the full nelson; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! – 5/14/10 – featured a “Did you know?” graphic which reads WWE houses 100,000 house in its video library which powers WWE Classics on Demand; included a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger in which he directed several men unloading boxes from a truck; featured a backstage segment with CM Punk, Serena, & Luke Gallows in which Punk said he saw doubt in Serena and Gallows’ faces the previous week and that he didn’t want them to come ringside with him later in the show against Rey Mysterio Jr., but he wanted them to see why he was the leader of the Straight Edge Society; included an in-ring segment in which Swagger – surrounded by trophies, medals, and awards he had won over the years – talked about his achievements, history as a Boy Scout, and that he brought a 32-year-old doctor to prom as his date; eventually, the Big Show interrupted, with Show saying he was sincerely impressed by Swagger’s accomplishments; Show then went about “accidentally” destroying Swagger’s national Scrabble and ballroom dancing awards; Swagger replied by attacking Show but Show cleared him from the ring and then broke several of the trophies and awards while Swagger looked on helplessly from the floor; Show then held up the title belt in the ring while Swagger watched; featured an ad promoting the WrestleMania 26 DVD; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to live events in the US; featured a backstage segment with WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre and Teddy Long in which Long announced McIntyre would face Show the following week; included an ad promoting Buzz Aldrin hosting the following week’s Raw:
WWE IC Championship Tournament Finals: Kofi Kingston pinned Christian at 12:01 with the spin kick to the face immediately after kicking out of a roll up from Christian; prior to the bout, Teddy Long – in possession of the title belt – addressed the fans before the entrances of the participants; after the contest, Long presented Kingston with the belt, with Kingston and Christian then shaking hands before Christian left the ring so Kingston could celebrate; moments later, Drew McIntyre came out, with Long then taking the mic and threatening to have security escort McIntyre out of the building; McIntyre then handed Long a note which Long read and then dropped on the mat; Long then asked Kingston for the title belt, which Kingston eventually did, and handed the belt to McIntyre; McIntyre left the ring and held up the title as Kofi looked on; after the commercial break, Matt Striker took the mic and read aloud the note, from Vince McMahon, in which he overruled Long’s firing of McIntyre and stripping him of the title belt (Wrestling’s Highest Flyers)
Shad Gaspard pinned Jesse Guyver with the STO at 1:40
MVP & JTG defeated Caylen Croft & Trent Barretta at 4:21 when MVP pinned Barrett with the Play of the Day
Michelle McCool & Layla defeated WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix in a handicap match at 2:07 when Layla scored the pin after Phoenix and McCool collided heads in the ring, with McCool then falling to the floor; the match was originally scheduled for Rosa Mendes vs. Phoenix but, prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero appeared at the entrance stage, ordered Mendes from the ring, and said McCool had elected to get her title rematch with Phoenix and that it would be at stake as a handicap match; it was noted Phoenix was wearing a brace on her left knee after injuring it against Mendes the previous week; as a result of her pinfall, Layla won the title (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)
Kane pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 1:29 with the chokeslam
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated CM Punk via disqualification at 10:34 when the masked man came into the ring after Mysterio prevented Serena from interfering; late in the bout, Luke Gallows came ringside; after the bout, the masked man and Gallows hoisted Mysterio on Punk’s shoulders so he could hit the Go To Sleep; the Straight Edge Society then held up their right hands, with Punk raising Mysterio’s as the show went off the air (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)

WWE (Raw) @ Barrie, Ontario – Molson Centre – May 14, 2010
Santino Marella defeated Zack Ryder
Goldust defeated Dos Caras Jr.
Justin Gabriel defeated Wade Barrett
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Carlito & Primo Colon
Eve, Nikki & Brie Bella defeated Maryse, Alicia Fox, & Jillian Hall
John Morrison defeated Vladimir Kozlov
WWE World Champion John Cena & Randy Orton defeated Sheamus & Ted DiBiase Jr.

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Halifax, Nova Scotia – Metro Centre – May 15, 2010
Kofi Kingston defeated WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre in a non-title match
Darren Young defeated David Otunga
Cody Rhodes defeated Chris Masters
MVP defeated Shad Gaspard
WWE Women’s Champion Layla defeated Kelly Kelly
Rey Mysterio & Christian defeated Luke Gallows & CM Punk’s Masked Man (w/ Serena)
The Big Show defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger via disqualification

WWE (Raw) @ Kingston, Ontario – K-Rock Centre – May 15, 2010
Santino Marella defeated Zack Ryder
Goldust defeated Dos Caras Jr.
Justin Gabriel defeated Wade Barrett
WWE Divas Champion Eve, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse, Alicia Fox, & Jillian Hall
John Morrison defeated Vladimir Kozlov
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Carlito & Primo Colon
WWE World Champion John Cena & Randy Orton defeated Sheamus & Ted Dibiase Jr.

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Moncton, New Brunswick – May 16, 2010 (matinee)
Kofi Kingston defeated WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre in a non-title match
Darren Young defeated David Otunga
Cody Rhodes defeated Chris Masters
MVP defeated Shad Gaspard
WWE Women’s Champion Layla defeated Kelly Kelly
Rey Mysterio & Christian defeated Luke Gallows & CM Punk’s Masked Man (w/ Serena)
The Big Show defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger via disqualification

WWE (SmackDown!) @ St. John, New Brunswick – Harbour Station – May 16, 2010
Kofi Kingston defeated WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre in a non-title match
Darren Young defeated David Otunga
Cody Rhodes defeated Chris Masters
MVP defeated Shad Gaspard (Gaspard’s last match)
WWE Women’s Champion Layla defeated Kelly Kelly
Rey Mysterio & Christian defeated Luke Gallows & CM Punk’s Masked Man (w/ Serena)
The Big Show defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger via disqualification

WWE (Raw) @ London, Ontario – Labatt Centre – May 16, 2010
Santino Marella defeated Zack Ryder
Justin Gabriel defeated Wade Barrett
Goldust defeated Dos Caras Jr.
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Carlito & Primo Colon
WWE Divas Champion Eve Tores, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse, Alicia Fox, & Jillian Hall
John Morrison defeated Vladimir Kozlov
WWE World Champion John Cena & Randy Orton defeated Sheamus & Ted Dibiase Jr.

WWE @ Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre – May 17, 2010
Sweet Daddy Siki was backstage at the show
Raw – commercial free episode; featured an opening in-ring promo by Bret Hart, wearing a Toronto Blue Jays jersey with ‘Hitman’ on the back, in which he discussed his match later in the night against WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin; Hart then said he wasn’t going to wrestle as he didn’t want to be remembered as someone who stuck around too long; Chris Jericho then interrupted, questioning why Hart came back to the WWE in the first place and said Hart deserved to have been screwed in Montreal; Hart responded by saying he remembered when Jericho was just a kid training with his dad Stu and brother Keith; Jericho said he was better than Hart ever was, and said he was now the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be and Hart knew it; the crowd responded with a chant of “We want Bret” before Jericho said Hart’s legacy hinjed on whether or not he faced Miz later in the show and that Stu would be ashamed of him; as Jericho went to leave the ring, Hart said he would take Miz on; Jericho said he knew Hart would get himself disqualified and goaded Hart into accepting a No DQ stipulation, with Hart accepting and saying he would have the US title by the end of the night; included a GEICO parody promoting WWEshop.com, featuring the Great Khali & Runjin Singh; featured a backstage segment in which Maryse complained about Trish Stratus to the makeup artist; moments later, Maryse began insulting WWE Divas Champion Eve, with Eve then coming up behind her and assaulting her until referees pulled her away; included a backstage segment with Buzz Aldrin, his wife, and Vickie Guerrero in which Aldrin reminded Vickie that she had resigned, during which he accidentally said WWF, and that her replacement would be named the following week; Aldrin then had Brie & Nikki Bella escort Vickie away; featured footage of Sheamus beating WWE World Champion John Cena in a tables match at TLC; included a Mastercard parody making fun of R-Truth slapping Ted Dibiase Jr.; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 on DVD; included a Dos Equis parody with Santino Marella as “the most entertaining man in the world;” featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Cena regarding his match with Sheamus later in the show and facing Batista in an I Quit match at Over the Limit; included the announcement Jon Lovitz would host the following week’s show; featured a GEICO parody promoting WWEshop.com, featuring Goldust:
Edge pinned Christian at 12:09 in an impromptu match with the spear after avoiding the Killswitch and ramming Christian shoulder-first into the ringpost; prior to the bout, Edge cut an in-ring promo on his match at Over the Limit against Randy Orton; moments later, he was interrupted by Christian’s entrance; after the match, Orton appeared on the big screen and said he didn’t know why Christian was out there because that wasn’t the opponent Orton had picked for him; the Undertaker’s music then sounded, with Taker then coming out to the ring (The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, You Think You Know Me? The Story of Edge)
The Undertaker (mystery opponent picked by Randy Orton) defeated Edge via count-out at the 39-second mark when Edge stood on the ring apron and then dropped to the floor rather than take the match; immediately after the bout, Christian threw Edge into the ring where Taker dropped him with the chokeslam
Batista fought Mark Henry to a no contest when he attacked Henry in the aisle before the match with a 2×4; Henry’s shoulder was heavily taped as a result of the attack he sustained from Batista the previous week; after the contest, Batista ran Henry into the ring steps; moments later, Batista climbed in the ring and had the spotlight put on him
Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Virgil) pinned Yoshi Tatsu at 3:10 with Dream Street after avoiding a kick to the head; prior to the match, it was announced Dibiase would face R-Truth at Over the Limit; during the bout, there was a brief chant of “Virgil;” after the contest, Dibiase cut an in-ring promo saying Virgil would be in his corner when he beat Truth at Over the Limit (Virgil’s first appearance in 16 years)
Bret Hart defeated WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin to win the title in a No DQ match at 3:55 via submission with the Sharpshooter after WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd hit the Hart Attack; prior to the bout, Miz was shown talking backstage with Jericho; moments later, he took a mic from Josh Matthews and cut his own promo on Hart as he made his way out to the ring, saying he would humiliate and embarass Hart and make him submit to the Sharpshooter; during his entrance, Hart gave his sunglasses to a ringside fan; early in the match, Miz took the mic and said he found some men to counter Smith & Kidd, knowing they would come out; William Regal & Vladimir Kozlov then came ringside, with Smith & Kidd then coming out of the crowd and the four men brawling backstage; moments later, Chris Jericho came out of the crowd, drawing Natalya Neidhart to come out; Smith & Kidd soon returned to the ring; after the match, Hart & the Hart Dynasty celebrated in the ring (Over the Limit 2010)
Maryse, WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool, & WWE Women’s Champion Layla defeated WWE Divas Champion Eve, Brie & Nikki Bella at 3:31 when Maryse pinned Nikki with the French Kiss; prior to the match, it was announced Maryse would challenge Eve at Over the Limit; after the bout, the referee held Maryse back and Brie held Eve back as the two tried to get at one another
Randy Orton defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger (mystery opponent picked by Edge) via disqualification in a non-title match at 7:20 when Edge interfered; stars of the new USA Network show “Covert Affairs” were shown in attendance before the bout; after the match, Orton dropped Swagger with the RKO but then suffered the spear from Edge
Evan Bourne & Gail Kim (w/ Buzz Aldrin) defeated Zack Ryder & Alicia Fox in an impromptu match at 3:25 when Kim pinned Fox with Eat Defeat; prior to the match, Aldrin cut an in-ring promo which was interrupted by Ryder, alongside Fox, who made fun of Canada and claimed the moon landing was a fake; Aldrin then showed footage of him punching out the last guy that said it was fake; Aldrin then said he would be in the corner of Bourne & Kim as they faced Ryder & Fox; after the bout, Aldrin celebrated with Bourne & Kim in the ring and did a moonwalk
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Sheamus via disqualification in a non-title match at 9:19 when, after hitting a FU to the floor, Cena was attacked from behind by Batista; Batista then hit three spinebusters and followed with a modified bow and arrow submission hold as the show went off the air
WWE Superstars – 5/20/10 – featured a video package hyping the WWE World Champion John Cena vs. Batista I Quit match at Over the Limit; included an ad promoting WWE’s Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010:
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Santino Marella at the 38-second mark with the Iron Curtain; prior to the bout, Marella cut a lengthy in-ring promo in which he referenced Rocky IV, pleaded with Kozlov to be his new tag team partner, and quoted the movie in saying, “If I can change and you can change then we can all change;” Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
Goldust pinned William Regal at 4:28 with the Final Cut after avoiding the knee to the head; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout

WWE @ Ottawa, Ontario – Scotiabank Place – May 18, 2010
NXT – 5/18/10 – featured an opening segment on the stage in which Matt Striker introduced Chris Jericho, Matt Hardy, Christian, CM Punk, William Regal, and Mike Mizanin as the WWE pros; Carlito and R-Truth did not appear; Striker then asked the pros individually what they were looking for in the next breakout star; the pros sat at the entrance stage for the duration of the show; included a vignette on David Otunga with comments from Truth, Jericho, Mizanin, Christian, Punk, Hardy, and Regal; featured Striker conducting an in-ring interview with Michael Tarver and Daniel Bryan regarding their controversial eliminations the previous week, with Tarver complaining that he was told eliminations would come from the pros and not unnamed management and that his refusal to participate in changes was a sign of that something different he would bring to WWE; Striker then spoke to Bryan who said he knew coming into WWE that the company likes big guys and the guys they’ve made themselves; Bryan then said he was a self-made man, the best man for the job, that the fans, Jericho, and Regal knew how good he was, and that Miz knew Bryan was better than him; Miz then spoke up, saying Bryan was nothing more than an indy star, with Bryan challenging him to come to the ring; Bryan then looked at Michael Cole on the floor, saying he was just a parrot for Vince McMahon, then confronted Cole on the floor, calling him a proor man’s replacement for Jim Ross; Bryan briefly assaulted Cole until he was pulled away by referees and Striker; included a backstage promo by Skip Sheffield in which he said he was voted off the show because the pros saw him as a threat; featured a vignette on Darren Young with comments from Punk, Jericho, Truth, and Miz; included an ad promoting WWE’s Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010; featured a closing segment in which Striker introduced the pros poll: Barrett #1, Otunga #2, Slater #3, Gabriel #4, and Young #5; Striker then gave Young the mic, with Young thanking the fans, and saying he had respect for all the WWE pros; the fans then chanted “Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye” before Young said it would not be the last time they would see him:
Wade Barrett (w/ Chris Jericho) pinned Darren Young at 3:14 with the fireman’s carry into a forward slam after crotching Young on the top rope; prior to the bout, CM Punk appeared to join Young at ringside but instead took his seat at the entrance stage
Justin Gabriel (w/ Matt Hardy) pinned Heath Slater (w/ Christian) with the 450 splash at 2:46; early in the bout, Michael Cole left ringside, leaving Josh Matthews to call the remainder of the match; after the bout, the four men shook hands; Cole later returned minutes later
WWE Superstars – 5/20/10: Cody Rhodes pinned Chris Masters with Crossroads at 8:16; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match; during the bout, it was announced WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre would face Kofi Kingston at Over the Limit
WWE Superstars – 5/20/10: Christian pinned Dolph Ziggler at 9:49 with the Killswitch; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Superstars! – 5/21/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment with CM Punk, Luke Gallows, Serena, and three men seated on stools in which Gallows & Serena praised Punk’s teachings, said Punk would overcome Rey Mysterio Jr. at Over the Limit, and that the three men would be healed by Punk; the three then raised their hand and took Punk’s oath; moments later, Punk, Gallows, & Serena shaved the men’s heads; moments later, Mysterio appeared at the entrance stage and showed on the big screen what Punk would look like bald after he beats him at the pay-per-view; after the commercial break, footage was shown of Punk, Gallows, & Serena attacking the three men in the ring; included a backstage promo by the Big Show in which he mentioned knocking World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger out 3 weeks ago was just one of his many accomplishments; featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Christian in which they talked about the return of the Peep Show later in the broadcast, with Christian saying Bret Hart, the Mountie, the Brooklyn Brawler, Jared from Subway, and Lester (?) were the top picks for his guest; Christian then said his guest was none of the above; included a backstage promo by Show in which he bragged about putting Swagger through the commentary table with the chokeslam; featured an in-ring segment of the Peep Show with Hornswoggle as the guest in which he taught him to speak Canadian with the words eh, hoser, hockey, and beer; Vickie soon interrupted, alongside Chavo Guerrero Jr., and said she was shutting down the show and that Christian was teaching Hornswoggle about the most useless country in the world; Christian replied by getting Hornswoggle to chant “moose;” Chavo then went to climb in the ring, with Dolph Ziggler then jumping Christian from behind and Chavo following with the frog splash; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre regarding whether he deserved to be reinstated as the champion, with Kofi Kingston interrupting and saying he earned the IC title and wanted it back; featured a video package hyping the WWE World Champion John Cena vs. Batista I Quit match at Over the Limit:
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla defeated Kelly Kelly & Tiffany at 2:02 when McCool pinned Tiffany with a reversal into the Faithbreaker
JTG pinned Caylen Croft (w/ Trent Barretta) at 2:35 with the Shout Out; prior to the bout, Croft & Barretta cut an insert promo on the match
Vance Archer & Curt Hawkins defeated Brent Roberts & Jeremy Barner at 1:17 when Hawkins scored the pin following an elbow drop off the top after a reverse DDT from Archer; after the bout, Archer & Hawkins cut an in-ring promo in which they said they had 22 days left in their contract to make an impact
Kofi Kingston pinned World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger in a non-title match at 11:44 with a springboard crossbody after the Big Show came out on the entrance stage, distracting Swagger; prior to the bout, Swagger cut an in-ring promo in which he said he would disrespect Show at Over the Limit just like Show disrespected him the previous week; after the match, Show celebrated with Kofi before showing Swagger a “Did you know?” graphic on the big screen which read “KOFI JUST BEAT YOU”
Rey Mysterio Jr. & MVP defeated CM Punk & Luke Gallows (w/ Serena) at 10:30 when Mysterio pinned Punk with a hurricanrana into a roll up after fighting off Punk’s masked man on the ring apron; after the bout, Mysterio showed his version of a bald Punk on the big screen
The Big Show defeated WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre via disqualification in a non-title match at 3:51 when World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger attacked Show after Show dropped McIntyre with the chokeslam; after the bout, Swagger targetted Show’s hand until Show punched a steel chair out of Swagger’s hand and cleared him from the ring

- 5/21/10: Carlito was fired after arriving in Toronto in no shape to perform and then refusing to attend rehab.

WWE (Raw & Smackdown!) @ Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena – May 22, 2010 (10,000)
Featured an in-ring segment in which Mark Henry came out and apologized for not being healthy enough to wrestle on the show; moments later, Mike Mizanin interrupted, upset over having lost the WWE US Title; moments later, Henry dropped Miz with the powerslam; hosted by Brie & Nikki Bella
Evan Bourne pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with Air Bourne
MVP pinned Cody Rhodes
Wade Barrett & David Otunga defeated Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel
WWE Divas Champion Eve pinned Maryse
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated CM Punk’s masked man & Luke Gallows following the Hart Attack
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre pinned Kofi Kingston by holding onto the ropes for leverage
Kane defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger via disqualification after bringing the title belt into the ring; after the match, Kane dropped Swagger with the chokeslam
WWE World Champion John Cena & Randy Orton defeated Batista & Sheamus when Cena pinned Batista with the FU

Over the Limit – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – May 23, 2010 (11,000 paid)
MVP pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Playmaker at 6:14
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Matt Striker on commentary; included a backstage segment in which CM Punk was shown looking in a mirror alongside Luke Gallows & Serena, with Punk then discussing his match with Rey Mysterio Jr. later in the night and said he would bring Mysterio into the Straight Edge Society; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Drew McIntyre in which McIntyre demanded Long change the decision from the opening contest and fire Matt Hardy, with Long saying no to both; McIntyre then began trashing Long’s office but didn’t damage Long’s photo of Martin Luther King Jr., after Long begged him not to; McIntyre then said he would leave it alone because McIntyre was more like MLK than Long would ever be; included a backstage segment with the Big Show and Chris Jericho in which Jericho thanked Show for indirectly forming Jericho’s new tag team with Mike Mizanin, with Show replying by noting Bret Hart took the US title from Miz; moments later, Miz came up behind Show, with Show saying he would knock Miz out if he didn’t get out from behind him, with Miz and Jericho then leaving; featured an ad for the Prince of Persia video game; included an ad promoting Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010; featured an ad promoting Axe shampoo; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Batista:
Kofi Kingston pinned WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre to win the title at 6:24 with a roll up after avoiding the Future Shock; after Kingston went backstage, McIntyre took the mic and demanded that Teddy Long come out, reverse the decision, and give him the title back; moments later, Matt Hardy came out, briefly fought with McIntyre in the ring, and dropped him with the Twist of Fate
R-Truth pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Virgil) with the Lie Detector at 6:47; after the bout, Virgil tended to Dibiase in the ring; Dibiase suffered a concussion early in the bout, thus scratching a planned post-match altercation between he and Dibiase which would led to Dibiase blaming him for the loss and hitting Dream Street
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned CM Punk at 13:49 with a crucifix as Punk covered Mysterio after avoiding the springboard splash; Luke Gallows & Serena were barred from ringside for the match; stipulations stated Punk would be shaved bald if Mysterio won and Mysterio would join the Straight Edge Society if Punk won; a barber chair, cans of Gillette shaving cream, and an electric razor were positioned ringside for the match; early in the bout, referee Charles Robinson stopped the match so he and a trainer could tend to Punk after Punk sustained a cut to his forehead; as the crowd began chanting “Boring,” Punk pulled away from the referee and trainer and attacked Mysterio to restart the action; after the match, Punk’s masked man, Gallows, and Serena came out and attempted to handcuff Mysterio to the bottom rope until Kane appeared; moments later, Kane fought off Punk’s men and dropped Punk with a chokeslam in the ring; Mysterio followed by handcuffing Punk to the middle rope and hitting the 619; Mysterio handcuffed Punk’s free hand to the middle rope and held Punk as he shaved off his hair; Serena then covered Punk’s head with a towel only for Mysterio to steal the towel away and show Punk his reflection in a mirror; moments later, Serena and the masked man covered Punk’s face as the three went backstage
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Chris Jericho & Mike Mizanin at 10:44 when Kidd pinned Miz following the Hart Attack after Smith caught Miz after Miz hit his trademark clothesline in the corner
Randy Orton fought Edge to a double count-out at 12:49 when Edge missed a spear on the floor and hit the barricade; late in the bout, Orton appeared to suffer a serious injury to his right arm while signaling for the RKO; after the contest, Edge was held back by referees as Orton went backstage
The Big Show defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger via disqualification at 5:04 when Swagger hit Show with the title belt; after the match, Swagger hit Show a second time with the belt and then twice across the back with a steel chair; Show then struggled to his feet, dropped Swagger with the chokeslam, hit him over the back with the chair, and then dropped him with a chokeslam onto the chair; Show then waited for Swagger to get to his feet and knocked him out with a punch; moments lataer, several referees tended to Swagger in the ring and helped him backstage
WWE Divas Champion Eve pinned Maryse at 5:04 with a reversal into a modified Pedigree
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Batista in an I Quit match at 20:32 when Batista submitted as Cena had him hoisted for a FU from the hood of a car at the entranceway; stipulations stated Cena would not get a rematch if he lost; within moments of the match starting, Batista took the mic from referee Mike Chioda and said he would give Cena a chance to say I Quit then and there and avoid a beating; Cena responded by punching Batista in the face; immediately after the match, Cena hit the FU to the entrance stage, sending Batista crashing through; moments later, as Cena celebrated and went to go backstage, Sheamus came from behind him and kicked him in the face as the show went off the air

WWE @ Toledo, OH – Huntington Center – May 24, 2010 (5,700; sell out)
Goldust pinned Dos Caras Jr.
Raw – featured an opening in-ring segment in which Batista, his arm in a sling, was escorted out by referees and helped into the ring; Batista then sat in a wheelchair in the ring and called for the spotlight to be put on him; he then cut a promo saying he quit at Over the Limit because his life was being threatened and that he would be out for weeks, months, or even years but would return to get WWE World Champion John Cena back into the ring; moments later, Justin Roberts interrupted to announce WWE US Champion Bret Hart was the new general manager of Raw, with Hart then coming out to the ring; Hart then said Batista could get his rematch with Cena by beating Randy Orton to qualify for a title shot at Fatal 4 Way; Batista replied by saying he would quit the company and industry rather than wrestling while hurt, with Hart then saying Orton won via forfeit; after Hart left ringside, Batista then turned his attention to the crowd, saying the WWE was nothing without him and repeatedly threatened to quit before yelling “I quit” into the mic; Batista yelled at the crowd before having the referees wheel him backstage; included an ad promoting WWE Classics On Demand; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read the previous week’s Raw was the #1 entertainment show on TV; included a backstage segment with Maryse and guest host Jon Lovitz in which the two argued before Lovitz told her off; featured a backstage segment with Hart, Chris Jericho, and Edge in which Edge and Jericho argued over who should get the final spot in the WWE Title match at Fatal 4 Way; Hart then said Edge, Jericho, and Cena would battle later in the show and if either Jericho or Edge won then they would get in the match; Hart followed by saying if neither man won then he would find someone else; included an ad promoting the Undertaker returning to Smackdown on Friday; featured the announcement Hart had vacated the WWE US Title he won last week; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Cena regarding his win over Batista at Over the Limit, the attack on him by Sheamus, and other potential challengers; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which noted the WWE’s numerous awards for their support of the US troops, including the “USO’s Legacy of Hope,” “Corporate Patriot,” and “Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award;” included an in-ring segment in which Lovitz, escorted to the ring by Brie & Nikki Bella, hosted a talent show; the Great Khali & Runjin Singh performed “Putting on the Ritz” and Jillian Hall got the buzzer before she could do anything; Lovitz then turned to the crowd and picked a man by the name of Joe in the front row; Joe said he could pull his eyeball out of his face, and then did so proving it was a fake eye; Ted Dibiase Jr. & Virgil then interrupted with Dibiase offering to buy the eye; moments later, Santino Marella came out and knocked out Virgil with a move he learned from Lovitz, with Dibiase then dropping Santino with Dream Street; featured an ad promoting WWE’s Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, and Wade Barrett regarding who they wanted eliminated next on NXT; featured Michael Cole announcing that he would call for Daniel Bryan to apologize to him in the ring on NXT or he would sue him for the previous week’s altercation; included a backstage segment with Edge and Jericho regarding their match later in the show with Cena; featured the announcement Ashton Kutcher would host the following week:
Fatal 4 Way Qualifying Match: Sheamus pinned Mark Henry at 4:04 with a boot to the face after Henry’s injured shoulder went out as he attempted to slam Sheamus off the top
Maryse & Alicia Fox defeated WWE Divas Champion Eve & Gail Kim at 2:04 when Maryse pinned Eve with the French Kiss after Fox kicked Eve in the face behind the referee’s back
R-Truth pinned Mike Mizanin at 10:05 with the Lie Detector; stipulations stated the winner would be the new WWE US Champion; during his entrance, Miz cut a promo while walking out to the ring saying he would take back the title that never should have been taken from him (The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Vladimir Kozlov & William Regal in a non-title match at 1:20 when Kidd pinned Regal following the Hart Attack after Smith avoided the knee to the head; after the match, two men and a woman attacked the Hart Dynasty and hit a triple splash off the top onto the three members
Fatal 4 Way Qualifying Match: Edge defeated WWE World Champion John Cena and Chris Jericho in a non-title match at 10:23 by pinning Jericho with the spear after Jericho dropped Cena with the Codebreaker; stipulations stated Edge or Jericho would earn a spot into the WWE World Title match at Fatal 4 Way if they won; after the match, Sheamus came out on the ramp and stared back at Edge, on the floor, and Cena, in the ring; moments later, Randy Orton appeared at the entrance stage as the show came to a close
WWE Superstars – 5/27/10 – included the JTG vs. Cody Rhodes match taped 5/25/10 in Cleveland, OH; featured an ad for WWE’s Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010; included a vignette of John Morrison:
Yoshi Tatsu pinned Primo Colon at 5:56 with a spin kick off the top; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
Zack Ryder pinned Evan Bourne with the Zack Attack at 11:59 after avoiding Air Bourne

WWE @ Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena – May 25, 2010
Chris Masters defeated Dos Caras Jr.
NXT – 5/25/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment in which Matt Striker introduced Chris Jericho, Mike Mizanin, Matt Hardy, William Regal, Christian, and WWE US Champion R-Truth who sat at the entrance stage for the show (CM Punk was introduced but Striker then said he would not appear due to the events of Over the Limit); Striker then brought out Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, David Otunga, and Heath Slater and asked each rookie who they thought should be eliminated next, with Barrett picking Slater, Gabriel picking Otunga, Otunga picking Gabriel, and Slater picking Barrett; Striker then announced the rookies would team with their pros as part of the show; included an ad promoting WWE Classics On Demand; featured an in-ring segment in which Michael Cole, flanked by security, reviewed footage of the assault he sustained the previous week from Daniel Bryan; Cole then said his legal team told him he could sue Bryan for everything he’s worth but said he would take Bryan’s apology; Bryan then came out and apologized, noting he didn’t have a job, and admitted he stepped over the line; Cole asked the security to leave the ring but stay ringside, with Cole then extending his hand and Bryan shaking it; Bryan then said he was sorry Cole was the worst announcer in WWE history, then wouldn’t let Cole escape the handshake; Bryan then said WWE management had tried to hold him back by pairing him with the Miz and having Cole rip him on commentary; Cole then said he ripped Bryan because he didn’t deserve to be in the WWE and needed to stop making excuses and that he was a loser; Cole slapped Bryan in the face, with Bryan running around security on the floor to get at Cole; security eventually pulled Bryan away and up the aisle; moments later, Miz confronted Bryan at the entrance way until Bryan punched him in the face and security had to pull the two men apart; following the segment, Striker replaced Cole on commentary; American Bang, who perform the NXT theme song “Wild & Young,” were shown in attendance; included a closing in-ring segment with Striker and the NXT rookies in which Striker unveiled the pros poll: #1: Barrett, #2: Otunga, #3: Gabriel, and #4: Slater; as a result of the poll, Slater was eliminated; Striker then asked Christian why Slater was eliminated with Christian saying he saw good things in Slater’s future and he would be OK; Striker asked the same question to Miz, with Miz saying he never saw passion out of Slater; Striker asked Truth, with Truth saying it was survival of the fittist; Striker asked Jericho, with Jericho saying Barrett will win NXT and he was too good to be losing to the likes of Gabriel and Otunga; Slater then took the mic and spoke about his accomplishments and beating the likes of Jericho during his run on NXT before saying the WWE fans would see him again:
WWE US Champion R-Truth & David Otunga defeated Christian & Heath Slater at 5:26 when Otunga pinned Slater when the momentum of a crossbody off the top by Slater put Otunga on top for the win
Justin Gabriel (w/ Matt Hardy) pinned Wade Barrett (w/ Chris Jericho) with the 450 splash at 3:33
WWE Superstars – 5/27/10: Cody Rhodes pinned JTG with Crossroads at 14:40 after a kick from the middle turnbuckle to the face; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! – 5/28/10 – included an opening in-ring promo by Teddy Long in which he spoke of Fatal 4 Way, said the Big Show qualified for a spot in the World Heavyweight Title match by virtue of beating World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger via disqualification at Over the Limit, and that CM Punk would face Kane and the Undertaker would face Rey Mysterio Jr. in qualifying matches later in the show; moments later, McIntyre interrupted, protested that he shouldn’t have lost the IC title at the pay-per-view, and that Long couldn’t do his job right; Long replied by mentioning Matt Hardy, with McIntyre then handing Long a note from Vince McMahon which read Hardy had been suspended without pay as a result of his actions at Over the Limit; McIntyre then told Long that if he didn’t start doing his job then the next letter Long would read would inform him of his termination; as Long prepared to go backstage, Hardy came out but was held back by Long and security, with McIntyre then taking the mic and telling Hardy he was the reason he was suspended; featured an ad promoting WWE’s Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE has been making wishes come true with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for more than 25 years; featured a backstage segment with CM Punk, his head covered by a towel, Serena, and Luke Gallows in which Serena & Gallows reassured Punk that he looked good after getting his head shaved; included a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero, Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer in which Guerrero yelled at them before they said they were going to make an impact; moments later, Dolph Ziggler walked in with Vickie thanking him for his actions the previous week and then hitting on him; Vickie then said Ziggler & Chavo Guerrero Jr. would face Christian & Hornswoggle later in the show; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 on DVD; included a “Don’t try this at home” PSA; featured the announcement McIntyre would challenge WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston the following week; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with co-WWE Women’s Champions Michelle McCool & Layla in which they told Matthews to go away, noted the women’s title was the oldest in the WWE, and made fun of Beth Phoenix – then singing a parody of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” which went “We got 99 problems but Beth ain’t one;”; featured an ad promoting WWE Classics On Demand; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read the Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels WrestleMania 26 photos have been viewed more than 20 million times on WWE.com:
The Big Show & WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger & Drew McIntyre at 13:47 when Show pinned McIntyre following the punch to the face; during his entrance, Swagger took the mic and repeatedly said “and still the World Heavyweight Champion, Jack Swagger;” Swagger’s ribs and back were heavily taped for the match
Fatal 4 Way Qualifying Match: CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows & Serena) pinned Kane at 13:57 with a kick to the head and a botched Go To Sleep after Gallows punched Kane behind the referee’s back; Punk came out with a towel over his head before the match, then took the towel off to reveal he was wearing a mask to conceal his bald head
Christian & Hornswoggle defeated Dolph Ziggler & Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 4:15 when Christian pinned Guerrero with the Killswitch after avoiding the frog splash; after the bout, Ziggler locked the sleeper on Christian until Christian passed out
Luke Gallows (w/ Serena) pinned MVP at 4:16 with the 12th Step after the masked man came out from under the ring and dropped MVP with a DDT onto the apron as Serena distracted the referee; prior to the bout, MVP threw powder in the air by the commentary table
Fatal 4 Way Qualifying Match: The Undertaker pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 10:43 by catching Mysterio attempting a springboard moonsault from the middle rope and hitting the tombstone

WWE (Raw) @ New Orleans, LA – Arena – May 28, 2010
Moved from Feb. 9
Featured an in-ring promo by Edge in which he said he wasn’t going to compete since he injured his scheduled opponent Randy Orton; moments later, Mark Henry appeared and attacked Edge, setting up a match for later in the show
Evan Bourne pinned Zack Ryder with Air Bourne
Maryse defeated Gail Kim
Dos Caras Jr. defeated Santino Marella; prior to the bout, Tiffany had a fan be the guest timekeeper for the match
Wade Barrett defeated Goldust
WWE US Champion R-Truth defeated Drew McIntyre
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated William Regal & Vladimir Kozlov following the Hart Attack
Edge pinned Mark Henry with the spear after hitting him with a chair behind the referee’s back
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Chris Jericho with the FU after Jericho attempted to hit the champion with the title belt

WWE @ Las Cruces, NM – Pan American Center – May 29, 2010

WWE (Raw) @ Monroe, LA – Civic Center – May 29, 2010 (4,600)
Evan Bourne defeated Zack Ryder
WWE Divas Champion Eve defeated Maryse
Santino Marella defeated Dos Caras Jr.
Wade Barrett defeated Goldust
WWE US Champion R-Truth defeated Mike Mizanin
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Vladimir Kozlov & William Regal
Edge defeated Mark Henry
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Chris Jericho

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Rio Rancho, NM – Santa Ana Star Center – May 30, 2010 (matinee) (5,600)
JTG defeated Cody Rhodes
WWE Women’s Champion Layla defeated Kelly Kelly
Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated David Otunga via disqualification
Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Chris Masters defeated David Otunga & Heath Slater
Christian defeated Dolph Ziggler
Kane & MVP defeated Luke Gallows & the masked man
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Drew McIntyre
The Big Show defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger via disqualification

WWE @ Memphis, TN – Fed-Ex Forum – May 30, 2010 (matinee)

WWE @ Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center – May 31, 2010 (13,124; sell out)
Dos Caras Jr. defeated Yoshi Tatsu
Raw – Memorial Day – featured an opening segment in which Edge, already in the ring, attacked Evan Bourne; moments later, Bourne fought back with a series of kicks but missed Air Bourne and sustained the spear; Edge then took the mic and said Bourne was an example of what he would do to his opponents at Fatal 4 Way – WWE World Champion John Cena, Sheamus, and Randy Orton – and that he would be a 10-time WWE World Champion after the match; Orton then came out, with Edge saying he knew he wasn’t 100% after Over the Limit and that he would hurt him at Fatal 4 Way; Orton responded by dropping Edge with the RKO; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE superstars had visited 300 military installations, hospitals, submarines, and the Pentagon in the past 6 years; featured a backstage segment with guest host Ashton Kutcher and WWE Divas Champion Eve in which Kutcher complained about Zack Ryder insulting him via Twitter, with Kutcher then saying he would put a hit out on Ryder; moments later, Mike Mizanin walked in with Kutcher saying he spoke with Bret Hart and they arranged for the Miz to face Daniel Bryan later in the show; included a backstage segment with Hart, Ryder, and Alicia Fox in which Ryder said Hart was in on Kutcher putting a hit on him; moments later, Natalya Neidhart, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd walked in with Hart saying the team that attacked them the previous week were the Usos who he hired to Raw; Hart then said he couldn’t show them any favortism so they would have to do something if they wanted payback; featured an ad promoting WWE’s Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010; included a video package dedicating the episode to the American Armed Forces; featured an in-ring segment with Hart in which he said he had met with Teddy Long and all the Raw and Smackdown stars would be on hand for the following week’s 3-hour episode; Hart then solicited ideas from the fans and wrestlers about what to do for the following week’s program; moments later, Ted Dibiase Jr. & Virgil came out with Dibiase saying they should give him full control of the show and offered to buy him off; Kutcher then appeared on the big screen and said the fans should pick the matches and stipulations for the next week’s show, with Hart agreeing and making it official; Vince McMahon then appeared and said Hart looked 10 years older since WrestleMania, with Hart noting he hit McMahon 18 times with a chair at Mania; McMahon continued by saying Hart would have to make some hard decisions at some point and that they won’t always be popular; McMahon then wished Hart luck in the role and hoped his story would have a happy ending; included a backstage segment in which Ryder, with Fox, questioned Orton as to if he was the one Kutcher had take him out; after Orton replied that he would have already taken Ryder out if that was the case, Edge attacked Orton from behind, further injuring his shoulder; featured an in-ring promo by Jay & Jimmy Uso and Tamina, during which the Usos said they were related to the Wild Samoans and Tamina was the daughter of Jimmy Snuka; the three then said the WWE Universe respected the Harts but not their own legendary wrestling family; Natalya, Smith, & Kidd ran out and attempted to hit the Hart Attack but were all laid out by the Usos & Tamina; moments later, the Harts sustained triple splashes off the top; included an in-ring segment with Ryder, alongside Fox, in which he demanded to know who Kutcher is going to have to try to put him out; Kutcher then appeared on the big screen and said he would tell Ryder, with Jerry Lawler then getting in the ring with a chair; after Kutcher said it wasn’t Lawler, the Great Khali came out with Kutcher then saying it wasn’t him either; Goldust soon followed, with Kutcher saying it wasn’t him either; Fox then took the mic and said she was tired of the joke, then dropped the mic; as Ryder went to pick it up, Fox dropped him with an axe kick before Kutcher insulted Ryder on the big screen; featured a backstage segment with Sheamus and Edge in which they talked about hurting Cena like Edge hurt Orton earlier in the show; included a WWE Classics On Demand ‘This Week in History’ segment focusing on the career of the Junkyard Dog and noting his passing on this week in 1998:
WWE US Champion R-Truth pinned Chris Jericho in a non-title match at 9:48 with a cradle as Jericho attempted the Walls of Jericho
Santino Marella & WWE Divas Champion Eve defeated William Regal (w/ Vladimir Kozlov) & Maryse at 2:31 when Marella pinned Regal after Kozlov came in the ring and dropped Regal with the Iron Curtain behind the referee’s back; prior to the bout, Marella took the mic and again asked Kozlov to be his tag team partner, then said Eve had agreed to make love to Kozlov if he said yes; Eve then quickly corrected Marella, with Marella saying she would love for them to be a tag team; after the match, Kozlov immediately left ringside
Daniel Bryan pinned Mike Mizanin with a crucifix at 2:07; after the bout, Miz knocked Bryan to the floor and held him so he could apologize to Michael Cole; moments later, Bryan knocked Miz into the announce table and Cole
WWE World Champion John Cena & Evan Bourne (sub. for Randy Orton) defeated Edge & Sheamus at 11:19 when Bourne pinned Sheamus with Air Bourne after Cena dropped Sheamus with the FU and sent Edge to the floor; prior to the bout, Cena came out on the entrance stage and said Orton was too injured to compete but there were a lot of guys backstage who hated Edge & Sheamus so it was easy to find a new partner; Cena then introduced Bourne, noting he had payback to give for what happened earlier in the show (The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
WWE Superstars – 6/2/10 – included a WWE Classics On Demand ‘This Week in History’ segment focusing on the career of the Junkyard Dog and noting his passing on this week in 1998; featured an ad promoting the following Monday’s ‘Viewer’s Choice’ 3-hour Raw; included a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Dolph Ziggler in which Vickie and Chavo discussed Chavo’s upcoming match with Christian; moments later, Vickie flirted with Ziggler; featured an ad promoting WWE’s Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010; included a vignette of Evan Bourne; featured the WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool vs. Tiffany and Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler & Chavo Guerrero Jr. matches taped 6/1/10 in Dallas, TX:
Mark Henry pinned Primo at 3:15 by catching Primo in mid-air and hitting the powerslam; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout; Henry wore the colors of the University of Texas for the match
Gail Kim pinned Jillian Hall with Eat Defeat at 5:29; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Dark match after the taping: WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Edge via submission with the STFU; after the bout, Evan Bourne hit Air Bourne on Edge

WWE @ Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center – June 1, 2010
NXT – 6/1/10 – season 1 finale; included an opening video package recapping the highlights of season 1; included an opening in-ring segment in which Matt Striker pointed out the five eliminated rookies sitting in the front row – Daniel Bryan, Michael Tarver, Skip Sheffield, Heath Slater, & Darren Young – before introducing the pros Chris Jericho, Mike Mizanin, Matt Hardy, WWE US Champion R-Truth, William Regal, Christian, and CM Punk; Striker then brought out the finalists, Wade Barrett, David Otunga, and Justin Gabriel, said there would be two Pros Polls later in the show, and that the three would face off in a triple threat match later in the show; included a vignette introducing season 2 rookie Husky Harris, during which he spoke about being Blackjack Mulligan’s grandson and Mike Rotunda’s son; it was then noted Cody Rhodes would be his pro for season 2; featured an ad promoting the following week’s 3-hour Viewer’s Choice Raw; included a backstage promo by John Morrison regarding his season 2 rookie, then introducing a vignette of Eli Cottonwood; featured an ad promoting Steve Austin’s ‘The Stranger’ on DVD; included a backstage promo by MVP regarding his rookie before introducing a vignette on Percy Watson; featured a WWE Classics On Demand ‘This Week in History’ segment focusing on the career of the Junkyard Dog and noting his passing on this week in 1998; included a backstage promo by Zack Ryder regarding his season 2 rookie before introducing a vignette on Titus O’Neil; featured a segment in which Striker asked the eliminated rookies who they would pick to win NXT, with Tarver picking himself, Bryan picking Barrett, Sheffield saying he didn’t care, Young picking Barrett, and Slater picking Barrett; Striker then introduced the Pros Poll: Barrett #1, Otunga #2, and Gabriel #3; Gabriel then took the mic from Striker and said he would keep coming back until he made it in the WWE and that he would be a world champion; moments later, Gabriel and Hardy shook hands at the entrance stage, with Hardy then saying Gabriel was a lot like him in that he will not die; included a backstage promo by WWE Women’s Champions Michelle McCool & Layla in which they spoke about their season 2 rookie before introducing a vignette on Kaval; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read NXT has been the #1 show on SyFy for each of its 14 weeks; included a backstage promo by Mark Henry in which he spoke about his season 2 rookie before introducing a vignette on Lucky Cannon; featured an in-ring segment in which Striker gave Otunga and Barrett each 60 seconds to cut a promo on the other; included a backstage promo by WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston in which he spoke about his season 2 rookie being the son of Mr. Perfect before introducing a vignette on Michael McGillicutty; featured an in-ring segment with Striker, Barrett, and Otunga in which Mizanin interrupted to announce he would return as a pro for season 2 before introducing a vignette on Alex Riley; moments later, as the Pros Poll was about to be revealed, Regal prematurely congratulated Jericho for his rookie winning; Truth took exception, with Regal and Punk saying the only reason Otunga was around was because of his wife; Regal continued to praise Barrett, with Christian and Truth speaking out against him; moments later, Regal and Truth faced off, with Christian saying Regal should sit down because he hasn’t won a fight in a year; Punk walked out as Jericho said Barrett made it this far because he was his pro and not because he was British; Regal responded by saying he always liked Jericho’s two moves, with Jericho telling him not to touch him; Regal said Barrett would have won regardless of his pro; the Pros Poll was then released with Barrett #1 and Otunga #2; Striker spoke with Otunga, with him saying even Stevie Wonder could see he was the next breakout star; Striker then spoke with Barrett regarding his win, with Barrett then cutting a promo as Jericho joined him in the ring; Barrett then said the winds of change were blowing and they would take him to the world title; included a closing video package recapping the highlights of the season:
Wade Barrett (w/ Chris Jericho) defeated Justin Gabriel (w/ Christian) and David Otunga (w/ WWE US Champion R-Truth) in an elimination match at 10:14; Barrett pinned Otunga at 3:24 when Barrett pulled Gabriel to the floor after Gabriel hit the 450 splash on Otunga; Barrett pinned Gabriel with a cradle after lifting his knees to block the 450 splash; during the bout, it was noted the fans and pros would share 50 percent of the vote for the season 2 rookies
WWE Superstars – 6/2/10: WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Layla) pinned Tiffany in a non-title match at 2:55 with a reversal into the Faithbreaker; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
WWE Superstars – 6/2/10: Dolph Ziggler & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Christian in a handicap match at 12:50 when Ziggler scored the pin with the Zig Zag after Christian dropped Guerrero, the illegal man, with the Killswitch; the bout was originally scheduled for Chavo vs. Christian but was made into a handicap match by Vickie Guerrero, who appeared at the entrance stage at the 2-minute mark; during the match, Vickie was shown watching on backstage
Smackdown! – 6/3/10 – featured an opening backstage statement by Teddy Long in which he announced the Undertaker was found by Kane in a vegetative state and an investigation was ongoing to find out why and who was responsible for the attack; included an in-ring segment in which druids brought a casket out to ringside, with Kane then appearing; moments later, Kane cut a promo from a podium in the ring in which he said Taker would likely no longer walk among them and that his brilliance had been extinguished by an act of cowardice; Kane then said those responsible would soon also be gone and sent to hell; he then knocked over the podium and did Taker’s kneeling pose before speaking toward the open empty casket beside the ring; featured an ad promoting the following Raw’s 3-hour episode; included a backstage segment with Long and Vickie Guerrero in which Vickie said Long had to take action and determine who should replace Taker at Fatal 4 Way, then arguing it should be Dolph Ziggler; Long said every man on the roster would take part in a battle royal later that night to fill the void; featured an ad promoting WWE’s Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which noted the WWE’s numerous awards for their support of the US troops, including the “USO’s Legacy of Hope,” “Corporate Patriot,” and “Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award;” included a recap of the season finale of NXT; featured a backstage segment in which Kane confronted CM Punk about Taker, with Punk saying he didn’t have anything to do with Taker’s attack; included a backstage segment with Kane and Rey Mysterio Jr. in which Kane questioned if Mysterio had anything to do with Taker’s attack; featured a backstage promo by Swagger, wearing his Oklahoma Sooners jersey, in which he called for the crowd to stand so he could sing the University of Oklahoma fight song; moments into the song, Kane approached Swagger from behind to question if he had anything to do with Taker’s attack; included a WWE Classics On Demand ‘This Week in History’ segment focusing on the career of the Junkyard Dog and noting his passing on this week in 1998; featured a backstage segment with the Big Show and Hornswoggle in which Kane walked in, scaring Hornswoggle away, and confronted Show as to if he had anything to do with Taker’s attack; included a video package mixing Kane’s in-ring comments earlier in the show with footage of Taker:
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger pinned MVP in a non-title match at 14:50 with a roll up after avoiding a kick in the corner; prior to the bout, Swagger came out wearing an Oklahoma Sooners jersey; there were sporadic chants of “Let’s go Swagger” during the match; following the contest, MVP was attacked in the ring by Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer, with Archer dropping MVP with the reverse DDT and Hawkins following with the elbow drop off the top
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Drew McIntyre with the SOS at 13:25; early in the bout, Matt Hardy was shown taking a front row seat; during the final moments, McIntyre slapped Hardy at ringside, with security then holding Hardy back from jumping the barricade; after the match, Hardy ran into the ring, dropped McIntyre with the Twist of Fate, and then ran back into the crowd to avoid security
Kelly Kelly pinned Rosa Mendes with a Rocker Dropper at 2:57; during the bout, WWE Women’s Champions Michelle McCool & Layla appeared at the entrance stage to mock Kelly
Rey Mysterio Jr. won a 16-man battle royal by last eliminating Kane at 19:36; other participants included: Christian, Drew McIntyre, MVP, WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler, Finlay, Chris Masters, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Curt Hawkins, Luke Gallows, Vance Archer, Trent Baretta, Caylen Croft, and JTG; CM Punk & Serena escorted Gallows ringside before the match but went backstage at the 2-minute mark after Punk was attacked by Mysterio on the floor; order of elimination: Baretta by Gallows (7:22); Masters by Kane via a clothesline (7:27); Croft by Gallows (7:33); JTG by Kane via a clothesline (7:37); Kingston and McIntyre following a clothesline by Kingston (8:17); Ziggler by Christian (9:20); Christian by Finlay after Christian became distracted by Ziggler (9:30); Guerrero by Mysterio via a headscissors over the top rope (14:04); Archer by MVP & Finlay (15:41); MVP by Finlay (15:45); Finlay by Kane (15:49); Hawkins by Mysterio via a head scissors (16:01); Gallows by Kane via a choke throw after fighting off Punk’s masked man (17:02); Kane by Mysterio via a head scissors; stipulations stated the winner would earn a spot in the World Heavyweight Title match at Fatal 4 Way (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)

WWE (Raw) @ Asheville, NC – Civic Center – June 4, 2010 (3,500)
WWE US Champion R-Truth defeated John Morrison and Mike Mizanin
Dos Caras Jr. defeated Goldust
Wade Barrett defeated Yoshi Tatsu
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Jey & Jimmy Uso
WWE Divas Champion Eve defeated Maryse
Mark Henry defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. via disqualification
WWE World Champion John Cena & Evan Bourne defeated Sheamus & Edge

WWE (Raw) @ Greenville, SC – Bi-Lo Center – June 5, 2010 (4,500)
John Morrison defeated Mike Mizanin
Dos Caras Jr. defeated Goldust
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Jey & Jimmy Uso
Wade Barrett defeated Yoshi Tatsu
WWE US Champion R-Truth defeated Chris Jericho
WWE Divas Champion Eve defeated Maryse
Mark Henry defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. via disqualification
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Sheamus via disqualification
WWE World Champion John Cena & Evan Bourne defeated Sheamus & Edge

WWE (Smackdown!) @ St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center – June 5, 2010 (4,000)
Christian defeated Dolph Ziggler
Kane defeated Luke Gallows & the masked man in a handicap match
WWE Women’s Champion Layla defeated Tiffany
Finlay defeated Heath Slater
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Drew McIntyre
Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Justin Gabriel
MVP defeated Cody Rhodes
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger defeated the Big Show, CM Punk, and Rey Mysterio Jr.

WWE @ Montgomery, AL – June 5, 2010
canceled

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Indianapolis, IN – Conseco Fieldhouse – June 6, 2010 (matinee) (5,000)
Christian defeated Dolph Ziggler
Kane defeated Luke Gallows & the masked man in a handicap match
WWE Women’s Champion Layla defeated Tiffany
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Drew McIntyre
Heath Slater defeated Finlay
Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Justin Gabriel
MVP defeated Cody Rhodes
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger defeated the Big Show, Rey Mysterio Jr., and CM Punk

WWE (Raw) @ Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena – June 6, 2010 (4,000)
Brie & Nikki Bella served as hostesses for the show; Mae Young was in attendance
WWE US Champion R-Truth defeated John Morrison and Mike Mizanin
Wade Barrett pinned Goldust
WWE Divas Champion Eve pinned Maryse
Dos Caras Jr. pinned Yoshi Tatsu following a Shining Wizard in the corner
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Jey & Jimmy Uso
Evan Bourne pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. following Air Bourne
Sheamus pinned Mark Henry following a boot to the face
Edge pinned Chris Jericho in a streetfight with the spear; Edge played the face in the match

WWE @ Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena – June 7, 2010 (10,000)
Raw – 3-hour Viewer’s Choice episode – featured an opening in-ring segment with Bret Hart & Teddy Long in which they said the fans could vote on the matches and stipulations throughout the show and that the participants in the WWE World Championship match at Fatal 4 Way would see action and the fans would pick the opponents; moments later, Randy Orton walked out with his arm in a sling saying he wanted a match despite his injury; Edge then appeared saying Orton should get a match with him and Hart followed by saying the fans would decide; Long then said the fans would choose whether the two would face off in a debate, sit up contest, or a match with Edge’s arm tied behind his back; the audience chose the third option, with Long then saying the opening match would be Chris Jericho vs. the Big Show in either an over the top rope challenge, submission match, or body slam challenge; included a backstage promo by John & Jey Uso with Tamina, Trent Barretta & Caylen Croft, and the Great Khali & Hornswoggle in which they said they should be the ones to face WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd later in the show; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE has more than 100,000 hours in its video library which powers WWE Classics On Demand; included a segment where Bradley Cooper, one of the guest hosts, came out on the entrance stage, talked about the upcoming A-Team movie, and said the fans should have a great night; featured a backstage segment where Lawler was approached by Quinton Jackson and Sharlto Copley, with him telling them he needed the A-Team’s help in finding his missing crown; moments later, Jackson & Copley came into the hallway and were approached by Brie & Nikki Bella, with Jackson & Copley staying in character as members of the A-Team; included a backstage segment with Sheamus and Kane in which Kane questioned whether Sheamus was behind the Undertaker’s injury; featured a vignette on Wade Barrett; included Savannah conducting a backstage interview with Barrett regarding his win in NXT, with Barrett saying she should interview him the next week after he accomplishes something never before done in the WWE; featured a backstage segment with Ted Dibiase Jr. & Virgil, with Jackson & Copley coming in and accusing Dibiase of stealing Lawler’s crown; moments later, IRS walked in wearing Lawler’s crown, saying Lawler didn’t pay back taxes on the crown; IRS, Dibiase, and Virgil then escaped after using gas and putting on gas masks; included an ad promoting WWE Classics On Demand; featured a backstage segment with Hart and Edge in which Edge complained about facing Orton later in the show; moments later, Kane confronted Hart as to whether he was responsible for Taker’s injuries; included an ad promoting The Undertaker’s Deadliest Matches; featured an ad promoting season 2 of NXT; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read Raw was the #1 show on cable the previous week; featured a backstage segment with WWE World Champion John Cena and Evan Bourne in which the two thanked each other for their tag team match the previous week; moments later, Savannah conducted an interview with Cena regarding his match later in the night against either World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger, CM Punk, or Rey Mysterio Jr.; included a backstage segment with Copley, still in character, and Gene Okerlund in which Okerlund said Copley should try to outshine the original A-Team and made fun of the guy WWE got to replace him, with Josh Matthews then appearing; featured a backstage segment with Jackson tied up beside Dibiase, IRS, and Virgil; included an in-ring segment with Dibiase, Virgil, & IRS, with Jackson against the ropes, in which Dibiase said he too had a price and said he grabbed Jackson for a reason; Roddy Piper then came out, talking about facing Mr. T at the first WrestleMania, and noting Jackson was the new Mr. T; as Piper prepared to beat up Jackson, Dusty Rhodes, Okerlund, & Copley drove ringside; Jackson then broke away from Dibiase, Virgil, & IRS, tore off his shirt, and dropped Virgil with a chokeslam; Okerlund then interviewed Copley and Rhodes in the ring on how they helped make the save; featured the announcement Mark Feurerstien of USA’s Royal Pains would host the following week’s show; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Mysterio, Swagger, and Punk, alongside Serena & Luke Gallows, regarding possibly facing Cena later in the show:
The Big Show defeated Chris Jericho in a body slam challenge at 2:52; prior to the bout, Matt Striker, at ringside, announced the results of the stipulation poll: over the top rope challenge: 11%; submission match: 41%; body slam challenge: 48%; after the match, Show locked Jericho in the Camel Clutch, with Jericho then submitting and Show being announced as the winner via submission; moments later, Show tossed Jericho over the top to the floor
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated the Great Khali & Hornswoggle in a non-title match at 1:18 when Kidd pinned Hornswoggle after avoiding the frog splash; prior to the bout, Striker revealed the results of the poll to determine the champions’ opponents: John & Jay Uso: 36%; Trent Barretta & Caylen Croft: 10%; Khali & Hornswoggle: 54%; after the contest, the Usos & Tamina ran out and brawled with Natalya & the champions until the champions knocked them out of the ring; moments later, Jerry Lawler left the broadcast table after saying something was wrong
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Santino Marella in a dance off; prior to the bout, Striker announced the results of the stipulation poll: match: 9%; arm wrestling contest: 7%; dance off: 84%; after the bout, the two shook hands with Kozlov then spinning Marella; Marella then jumped at Kozlov, telling him to catch him, with Kozlov landing a headbutt and leaving the ring
Maryse won a 12-diva battle royal at 3:55 by last eliminating Jillian Hall; order of elimination: Rosa Mendes by Brie & Nikki Bella via a catapult (0:27); Tiffany by WWE Women’s Champion Layla via knocking her over the top rope as Tiffany punched WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool in the corner (0:44); Kelly Kelly by McCool via being knocked off the apron (1:25); Gail Kim and Alicia Fox eliminated each other (1:51); the Bellas by McCool & Layla via being knocked off the apron (2:01); McCool & Layla by Eve when Eve threw Layla into McCool (2:36); Eve by Maryse & Jillian (3:34); Jillian by Maryse; prior to the bout, Jerry Lawler revealed the results of the stipulation poll: 6 on 6 tag team match: 11%; battle royal: 73%; champion (Eve) vs. champion (Layla): 16%; during the match, it was announced Gail would face Alicia on WWE Superstars
Kane defeated Sheamus via count-out at 7:27 when Sheamus opted not to get back into the ring after sustaining the chokeslam and rolling out to the floor; prior to the bout, Striker revealed the results of the poll to determine Sheamus’s opponent: Kane: 88%; Mark Henry: 3%; Evan Bourne: 9%
Mike Mizanin & Zack Ryder defeated WWE US Champion R-Truth & John Morrison at 3:21 when Miz pinned Morrison with the Skull Crushing Finale after Morrison missed a charge in the corner; prior to the bout, Striker revealed the results of the poll to determine Truth and Miz’s tag team partners; Truth’s partner – Christian: 29%; MVP: 17%; Morrison: 54%; moments later, Miz came out and made fun of the fans’ picks thus far in the night, said it didn’t matter who his tag team partner was because he would win, and that he would take back the US title; Miz’s partner: Dolph Ziggler: 38%; William Regal: 17%; Ryder: 45%
Randy Orton defeated Edge via disqualification at 1:35 when Edge repeatedly stomped Orton in the corner; stipulations for the bout stated Edge had to wrestle the match with one arm tied behind his back since Orton had one of his arms in a sling; late in the bout, Edge’s arm came free and he refused to have it tied back; after the match, Edge attempted the spear but Orton kicked him in the face and sent him to the floor; Edge folowed by twice hitting Orton in his injured shoulder with a steel chair
Matt Hardy pinned Drew McIntyre at 1:27 with the Twist of Fate; following McIntyre’s entrance, Teddy Long appeared on the big screen and said Yoshi Tatsu, Goldust, and a mystery opponent – shown only in shadow – would be options for McIntyre’s opponent; the shadowed figure was shown doing a Hardy pose; following the commercial break, Matt Striker revealed the results of the poll: Tatsu: 4%; Goldust: 8%; and the mystery man with 88%; moments later, Hardy revealed himself and shook Long’s hand before walking out to the ring; after Hardy’s appearance, McIntyre took the mic and said the match wasn’t happening because Hardy was suspended; Long then came out and said Hardy was suspended from Smackdown, not Raw, and that the match would take place; after the contest, Hardy continued to assault McIntyre and shoved down the referee before pulling out some of McIntyre’s hair as McIntyre fled the ring
WWE World Champion John Cena fought CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows & Serena) to a no contest in a non-title match at around the 10-minute mark; prior to the bout, Matt Striker revealed the results of the poll to determine Cena’s opponent: World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger: 23%; Rey Mysterio Jr.: 32%; Punk: 45%; late in the bout, Wade Barrett, wearing an armband with “N” on it, walked on the entrance stage; moments later, Daniel Bryan, Skip Sheffield, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Michael Tarver, Darren Young, & David Otunga, each wearing the same armband, came out of the crowd, assaulted Gallows, Punk, and Cena; moments later, they attacked Striker at ringside, Jerry Lawler, Justin Roberts, and several of the ringside attendents; after they partially destroyed the ringside area, including tipping over the commentary table and unhinging the bottom rope, all of them beat down on Cena, with several hitting their finishing moves and Bryan spitting in Cena’s face; minutes later, the eight walked backstage together as Cena was tended to in the ring and eventually put on a backboard and taken out on a stretcher; Cena gave a thumbs up as he was taken backstage
WWE Superstars – 6/10/10 – featured footage from Raw of the Season 1 NXT rookies attacking WWE World Champion John Cena, CM Punk, and Luke Gallows and destroying the ring and ringside area; included an ad promoting The Undertaker’s Deadliest Matches; featured the WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Gallows match taped 6/8/10 in Tampa, FL:
Alicia Fox pinned Gail Kim at 4:53 with a scissors kick after crotching Gail on the top rope; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Zack Ryder & Primo defeated Goldust & Yoshi Tatsu at 10:27 when Ryder pinned Goldust with the Rough Ryder after Goldust knocked Primo to the floor; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match

WWE @ Tampa, FL – St. Pete Times Forum – June 8, 2010 (7,000)
JTG pinned Dos Caras Jr.
NXT – 6/8/10 – season 2 premiere – featured an opening video package recapping the assault by the season 1 rookies on Raw the previous night; included an in-ring segment with Matt Striker in which he spoke about the previous night’s incident before introducing the new pros; moments later, Mike Mizanin came out and brought out his new rookie Alex Riley; John Morrison followed, introducing Eli Cottonwood; Cody Rhodes then appeared, bringing out Husky Harris; WWE co-Women’s Champions Michelle McCool & Layla followed, who brought out Kaval and had him carry their title belts to the ring; Mark Henry then brought out Lucky Cannon; WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston then came out, introducing Michael McGillicutty; MVP followed, bringing out Percy Watson; Zack Ryder then came out, introducing Titus O’Neil; with all the pros and rookies in the ring, with Striker saying the pros would help judge the rookies along with input from the WWE Universe via a poll on WWE.com; Striker then said season 2 would last 12 weeks, the first pros poll would take place in 3 weeks, and the first elimination in 6 weeks; Harris then tried to talk on the mic which led to a brief face off between all the rookies; featured an ad promoting The Undertaker’s Deadliest Matches; included a vignette on Riley, who spoke about his fortunate upbringing and athletic background; featured a vignette on McGillicutty in which he spoke about being the grandson of Larry Hennig and the son of Mr. Perfect; included a closing in-ring segment with Striker, the pros, and rookies in which they watched the closing moments of the WWE World Champion John Cena vs. CM Punk match from the previous night’s Raw followed by the attack from the season 1 rookies, in full; moments later, Striker spoke to Kaval, Cannon, Harris, Riley, Watson, Cottonwood, O’Neil, and McGillicutty regarding their thoughts on the incident; moments later, the pros attacked the rookies as a way to welcome them to the WWE following last night’s incident:
John Morrison & Eli Cottonwood defeated Zack Ryder & Titus O’Neil at 5:47 when Morrison pinned O’Neil with Starship Pain; the remaining pros sat at the entrance stage for the bout; after the match, Matt Striker conducted an in-ring interview with Morrison regarding his thoughts on his new rookie; Striker then asked for thoughts from Mike Mizanin, who said he wasn’t entertained (Cottonwood and O’Neil’s in-ring debut)
MVP & Percy Watson defeated Cody Rhodes & Husky Harris at 8:55 when Watson pinned Harris with a modified DDT; during the bout, it was noted Harris was the son of IRS; the other pros sat at the entrance stage for the match; after the contest, Rhodes took the mic from Matt Striker and said he would mold Harris into the next breakout star; MVP then told Striker that Watson did a good job (Watson and Harris’s in-ring debut)
WWE Superstars – 6/10/10: WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston (w/ Michael McGillicutty) pinned Luke Gallows (w/ Serena) in a non-title match by reversing the 12th Step into the SOS at 10:01; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Smackdown! – 6/11/10 – included an opening in-ring promo by Rey Mysterio Jr. on his battle royal win the previous week and said he would regain the World Heavyweight Title at Fatal 4 Way; World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger eventually interrupted, saying Mysterio didn’t earn anything and only capitalized on Undertaker’s misfortune; Swagger went on to say it would take a miracle for Mysterio to take the title, with Mysterio replying it would take only one 619; moments later, CM Punk, alongside Luke Gallows and Serena, came out with Punk saying he was the victim of an assassination attempt on Raw and was beaten down by 36 armed men; Punk said he was only walking because he was extrordinary and would become a four-time champion at the pay-per-view; Mysterio replied by telling Punk to take off his mask; as Punk responded, the Big Show came out, said he would beat up the other three, and would take the title; Show then said he would take off Punk’s mask later in the show, with Kane then appearing on the big screen and saying he would find who was responsible for injuring Taker; the camera then panned to an open casket Kane was standing beside, with Kane then saying it might have been more than one of those standing in the ring because it would take more than one person to do what was done to Taker; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE Mobile is available in 52 countries on more than 100 operators worldwide representing more than 1.2 billion subscribers; included footage from Raw of the Season 1 NXT rookies attacking WWE World Champion John Cena, Punk, and Gallows and destroying the ring and ringside area; featured an ad promoting The Undertaker’s Deadliest Matches; included a backstage segment in which Kane spoke to the closed casket as though it was Taker and said he would find those responsible; featured an in-ring segment in which Drew McIntyre called for Teddy Long to appear; after Long appeared, McIntyre told him not to speak and instead watch the big screen as footage was shown of Matt Hardy attacking him the previous week on Smackdown and then Hardy beating McIntyre on Raw, pulling out some of his hair in the process; McIntyre then repeatedly cut off Long from speaking, then saying – per Vince McMahon – Hardy was now suspended from all WWE programming; as Long went to reply, McIntyre took his mic away and threw it to the floor before backing Long into the corner; McIntyre then prepared to tell Long something until WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston interrupted, saying everyone in the arena was sick of McIntyre’s constant complaining; moments later, the two began brawling until Kingston knocked McIntyre onto the apron and then hit the spin kick to the face, sending him to the floor; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE programs are broadcast in 30 languages to more than 145 countries and are available in more than 500 million homes worldwide; featured a backstage segment in which Long tried to call McMahon on the phone, with McIntyre taking the phone away and telling Long he would face Long the following week in a match or be fired per McMahon:
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger in a non-title match at 15:18 after twice hitting the 619 and following with the springboard legdrop; after the bout, Swagger jumped Mysterio from behind and assaulted him until Kane came out and dropped Swagger with the chokeslam; Kane then grabbed Mysterio and dropped him with the chokeslam as well
WWE Women’s Champion Layla (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & Kaval) pinned Tiffany (w/ Kelly Kelly) in a non-title match at 1:44 with the Lay Out neckbreaker after Tiffany knocked McCool off the apron; prior to the match, McCool & Layla cut an in-ring promo in which they made fun of the crowd’s hygene; during the segment, the two noted McCool’s parents were in the crowd, with her mom and dad being shown on camera; during Tiffany and Kelly’s entrance, it was noted Kelly’s mom was also in attendance
Christian pinned Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 7:45 with a sunset flip from the middle turnbuckle after escaping the sleeper by ramming Ziggler into the corner; following Christian’s entrance, Guerrero appeared at the entrance stage to introduce Ziggler; immediately after the match, Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer attacked Christian from behind, with Archer dropping him with the reverse DDT and Hawkins hitting the elbow drop off the top; after the two left the ring, Ziggler applied the sleeper on Christian; moments later, Ziggler and Guerrero hugged in the ring
The Big Show defeated CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows & Serena) via disqualification at 7:15 when the masked man interfered as Show attempted to pull off Punk’s mask; after the bout, Show was attacked by the Straight Edge Society until Kane appeared; moments later, Punk and Serena ran backstage as Kane dropped the masked man and Gallows with the chokeslam; moments later, Kane dropped Show with the chokeslam as well
Dark match after the taping: The Big Show & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger & CM Punk in a steel cage match

WWE (Raw) @ Charleston, WV – Civic Center – June 11, 2010 (6,000)
The Great Khali defeated William Regal
Dos Caras Jr. defeated Goldust
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Zack Ryder
Mark Henry defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
Santino Marella defeated Maryse and Vladimir Kozlov in a dance contest; Maryse was to have faced WWE Divas Champion Eve but Eve didn’t appear due to flight issues
Evan Bourne defeated Edge
WWE US Champion R-Truth defeated Mike Mizanin
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Sheamus with the FU

- 6/11/10: Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan) was released for his actions during the previous Monday’s NXT angle on Raw.

- 6/12/10: Grizzly Smith (Aurelian Smith Sr.) died at the age of 77.

WWE (Raw) @ Roanoke, VA – Civic Center – June 12, 2010 (5,000)
Featured an in-ring promo by Edge in which Evan Bourne interrupted, leading to a brief confrontation between the two
WWE US Champion R-Truth defeated Mike Mizanin and John Morrison by pinning Miz with the Lie Detector
The Great Khali pinned William Regal with the chop to the head
Dos Caras Jr. pinned Goldust
Yoshi Tatsu pinned Zack Ryder
Mark Henry pinned Ted Dibiase Jr.
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Santino Marella in a dance contest
WWE Divas Champion Eve pinned Maryse
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Sheamus via disqualification when Edge interfered; moments later, Evan Bourne made the save leading into an impromptu tag team match
WWE World Champion John Cena & Evan Bourne defeated Edge & Sheamus when Cena pinned Edge with the FU as Bourne pinned Sheamus with the Shooting Star Press

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Upper Marlboro, MD – Show Place Arena – June 12, 2010 (3,000)
Christian pinned Dolph Ziggler
MVP pinned Tyler Reks
WWE Women’s Champion Layla pinned Kelly Kelly
Cody Rhodes pinned Chris Masters
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Luke Gallows & the masked man via disqualification when CM Punk interfered; after the bout, Kane made the save
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Drew McIntyre with the SOS at the 14-minute mark; after the bout, McIntyre attacked Kingston until Matt Hardy made the save, dropped McIntyre with the Twist of Fate, and ran off
Kane pinned CM Punk with the chokeslam; after the bout, Punk, Luke Gallows, and the masked man attacked Kane until WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd made the save; moments later, Kane dropped Gallows and the masked man with chokeslams
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger defeated the Big Show in a No DQ match after hitting him with the belt and following with a bomb off the ropes; after the match, Swagger attempted to use a steel chair but Show punched it into his face

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Hampton, VA – Coliseum – June 13, 2010 (matinee) (5,200)
MVP defeated Dolph Ziggler
WWE Women’s Champion Layla defeated Kelly Kelly
Christian defeated Tyler Reks
Cody Rhodes defeated Chris Masters
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Luke Gallows & the masked man via disqualification when CM Punk interfered; after the bout, Kane made the save
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Drew McIntyre; after the bout, McIntyre attacked Kingston until Matt Hardy made the save, dropped McIntyre with the Twist of Fate, and ran off
Kane pinned CM Punk with the chokeslam; after the bout, Punk, Luke Gallows, and the masked man attacked Kane until WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd made the save; moments later, Kane dropped Gallows and the masked man with chokeslams
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger defeated the Big Show in a No DQ match after hitting him with the belt; after the match, Swagger attempted to use a steel chair but Show punched it into his face

WWE (Raw) @ Greensboro, NC – Coliseum – June 13, 2010 (matinee) (6,000)
WWE US Champion R-Truth defeated Mike Mizanin and John Morrison
Alberto Del Rio (Dos Caras Jr.) defeated Goldust
The Great Khali defeated William Regal
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Zack Ryder
Mark Henry defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
Santino Marella defeated Vladimir Kozlov in a dance contest; after the contest, Kozlov dropped Santino with the Iron Curtain
WWE Divas Champion Eve defeated Maryse
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Sheamus via disqualification at around the 1-minute mark when Edge interfered; moments later, Evan Bourne made the save leading into an impromptu tag team match
WWE World Champion John Cena & Evan Bourne defeated Edge & Sheamus when Cena pinned Edge with the FU as Bourne pinned Sheamus with the Shooting Star Press

WWE @ Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena – June 14, 2010
Michael Jordon was in attendance for the show
Primo pinned Yoshi Tatsu; after the bout, the Great Khali came out and dropped Primo with a headbutt
Jey & Jimmy Uso defeated Mark Henry & Goldust when Goldust was pinned
Raw – featured an opening in-ring promo by Wade Barrett in which he said Bret Hart asked him to come out and apologize after the previous week’s attack on WWE World Champion John Cena; moments later, Barrett had the other NXT rookies come out, with all of them but Daniel Bryan coming through the crowd and joining Barrett in the ring; after they got in the ring, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, and other ringside attendants walked out; Barrett then went to all the rookies, with Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Skip Sheffield, Michael Tarver, Darren Young, and David Otunga saying they would refuse to apologize; Barrett said the rookies were treated like dirt and like animals; eventually, Hart interrupted and said 8-on-1 didn’t make them tough; Barrett cut him off by bringing up Bryan, saying Bryan felt remorse about the situation and that’s why you won’t see him again; Otunga said he and the other rookies wanted their own locker rooms, first class travel, and guaranteed contracts and if they didn’t get them then there would be more attacks; Hart turned them down, saying he wouldn’t sign any of them and that Barrett cost himself the title shot because of last week’s attack; Hart then fired Barrett and threatened to get the police on them if they didn’t get out of the arena; during the commercial break, Cole & Lawler returned to the commentary table; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Randy Orton regarding the status of his injured shoulder, facing Sheamus later in the show, and his thoughts on the NXT rookies’ attack; featured footage of the Big Show filming an episode with Mark Feuerstein of Royal Pains; featured a backstage segment with guest host Feuerstein, Brie & Nikki Bella discussing Show’s upcoming appearance; moments later, Ted Dibiase Jr. & Virgil walked in with Dibiase offering Feuerstein a new car if he would make him co-guest host; seeing Show standing behind Dibiase & Virgil, Feuerstein made fun of Dibiase; Show then suggested he team with Feuerstein to take on Dibiase & Virgil later in the show; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE.com received 10 million page views during Viewer’s Choice Raw the previous week; featured an in-ring promo by Cena regarding the attack on him the previous week, during which he said he noted the NXT rookies had been fired but his situation with them was not over and he would promise not to press charges; moments later, Gabriel, Tarver, and Sheffield came out of the crowd, with Lawler, R-Truth, William Regal, Santino Marella, and Evan Bourne coming out to the ring; a brawl then errupted with the rookies, Mark Henry, Randy Orton, Edge, and Sheamus; eventually the WWE pros gained the advantage and chased the rookies backstage and out of the arena; included an ad promoting The Undertaker’s Deadliest Matches; featured Mathews conducting a backstage interview with Sheamus regarding his involvement in the brawl against the rookies, with Sheamus saying he would be the one to take out Cena and not them; included the announcement WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin would defend against Truth at Fatal 4 Way; featured a WWE Classics On Demand ‘This Week in History’ segment focusing on the 6/20/81 Philadelphia Spectrum bout in which Don Muraco won the WWF IC Title from Pedro Morales; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read Viewer’s Choice Raw gave WWE.com more visits than MLB.com, NFL.com, Apple.com, NBA.com, MTV.com, and Disney.com:
Mike Mizanin defeated WWE US Champion R-Truth, John Morrison, and Zack Ryder at 9:04 when Miz pinned Truth when, after Morrison hit Starship Pain on Truth, Miz attacked Morrison from behind, threw him to the floor, and made the cover; moments before the finish, Ryder hit the Rough Ryder on Truth but was knocked to the floor by Morrison
Evan Bourne defeated Chris Jericho via disqualification at 2:49 when Jericho repeatedly kicked Bourne in the ropes and pulled his fist back as though he would punch the referee; prior to the bout, it was announced about 500,000 votes were cast the previous week as part of Viewer’s Choice Raw; during the match, Bourne kicked out of the Code Breaker; after the contest, Jericho attacked Bourne until Bourne fought back and hit Air Bourne (The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
WWE Divas Champion Eve & Gail Kim defeated Maryse & Alicia Fox at 2:32 when Eve pinned Alicia with a neckbreaker after Alicia accidentally kicked Maryse off the ring apron; prior to the bout, it was announced Eve, Gail, Maryse, and Alicia would battle in a four-way match at Fatal 4 Way
The Big Show & Mark Feuerstein defeated Ted Dibaise Jr. & Virgil at 3:55 when Feuerstein pinned Virgil with a Worm and elbow drop after Show dropped Virgil with the chokeslam; after the bout, Dibiase stuffed a dollar bill in Virgil’s mouth before taking it back and leaving ringside
Santino Marella pinned William Regal at 1:20 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage; prior to the bout, Vladimir Kozlov was announced as the guest referee for the match; after the contest, Bret Hart appeared, told the three to join him on stage as the rest of the roster – WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd, Goldust, the Great Khali, Jey & Jimmy Uso, Evan Bourne, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, John Morrison, R-Truth, Zack Ryder, Yoshi Tatsu, Primo Colon, Ted Dibiase Jr., and Mark Henry – came out; Hart then said he wouldn’t let history repeat itself before the show went to commercial break
Edge & Sheamus fought WWE World Champion John Cena & Randy Orton to a no contest at around the 18-minute mark when the lights in the arena went out; moments later, the NXT rookies were shown backstage kidnapping Bret Hart, putting him in a limo, and the limo smashing itself into nearby cars; the Raw roster stood on the entrance stage for the match to prevent interference from the NXT rookies; after the bout, the NXT wrestlers took Hart out of the limo as Wade Barrett told him he wanted an answer from Hart by Sunday
Dark match after the show: WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Sheamus

FCW @ Lakeland, FL – June 15, 2010
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd vs. Jey & Jimmy Uso

WWE @ Raleigh, NC – RBC Center – June 15, 2010
Dos Caras Jr. defeated Trent Stone
NXT – 6/15/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment in which Matt Striker introduced the rookies and pros; moments later, MVP took the mic and explained why the pros attacked the rookies the previous week, saying they weren’t just going to hand them a job and that they did – fair or not – have to pay for the actions of the season 1 rookies; MVP then questioned whether the rookies could move past it, with the rookies agreeing and then shaking the hands of their pros; Striker then announced Kaval would face Alex Riley later in the show; included a vignette on Eli Cottonwood in which he spoke about his upbringing, time as a professional basketball player, and in-ring style; featured an ad promoting The Undertaker’s Deadliest Matches; included backstage footage from earlier in the night of Zack Ryder speaking with Titus O’Neil in which they appeared to put their differences behind them; featured a vignette of Husky Harris regarding his being the grandson of Blackjack Mulligan and son of Mike Rotundo and his sports background; included a “Don’t try this at home” PSA:
Alex Riley pinned Kaval (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla) at 9:51 with a fireman’s carry into a Diamond Cutter after avoiding Kaval’s double stomp off the top; prior to the bout, McCool & Layla introduced a video package on Kaval in which he spoke about his childhood, international wrestling experience, and his size; McCool & Layla provided guest commentary for the match; the remaining pros sat at the entrance stage for the match; following the contest, Striker conducted an in-ring interview with Riley regarding WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin not being on hand, with Riley saying Miz was celebrating his US title win and he told him he could handle the match by himself; moments later, McCool & Layla congratulated Kaval for his outing; Striker then asked John Morrison about the match with him complimenting both wrestlers; Striker asked Zack Ryder, with Ryder saying he didn’t care but thought the new female ring announcer was hot (Kaval and Riley’s in-ring debuts) WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston & Michael McGillicutty defeated Mark Henry & Lucky Cannon at 11:26 when McGillicutty pinned Cannon with a spinning neckbreaker; after the match, Matt Striker conducted an in-ring interview with the four men in which Henry & Cannon shook McGillicutty’s hand; moments later, Striker asked Cody Rhodes for his thoughts, with Rhodes insulting Cannon by saying he had no substance; Henry interrupted by challenging Rhodes to face Cannon, with Rhodes accepting for the following week; after Striker asked Rhodes what he could expect, Rhodes knocked Striker off the entrance stage to the floor and walked backstage as the four participants, MVP, John Morrison, and officials tended to Striker
Smackdown! – 6/18/10 – featured an opening promo by CM Punk in which he came out to the ring claiming he would win the World Heavyweight Title at Fatal 4 Way and said he wished he could take credit for putting the Undertaker in a vegitative state; moments later, Punk said the WWE Universe was better for Taker not being around, with the lights then flickering in the arena; Taker then appeared in the ring and faced off with Punk only to then reveal himself as Luke Gallows in disguise; Kane then came out, only to be jumped from behind by World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger; Kane was then assaulted in the ring by Punk, the masked man, Gallows, and Swagger and sustained several bombs off the middle turnbuckle from Swagger until Rey Mysterio and the Big Show ran out to make the save; Mysterio followed by hitting the 619 on Kane and Show followed with the chokeslam; Show then yelled at Kane that he had nothing to do with Taker’s injury and that nothing would stop him from taking the world title; included footage of Vince McMahon introducing Drew McMIntyre as a future world champion during the 9/25/09 episode; featured a backstage segment with WWE Women’s Champions Michelle McCool, Layla, and Kaval; moments later, Rosa Mendes walked in and said she should be part of their group, with the two then making fun of her; included footage of Drew McIntyre having Teddy Long erase his loss to Kane the previous week, from the 3/5/10 episode; featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Dolph Ziggler in which Ziggler showed off shorts and a tool belt she bought Ziggler; Vickie then told Chavo he had a match up next before having Ziggler hang up a framed photo of he and she; Chris Masters then walked in but left when he realized Vickie was too distracted to talk to him; included footage from the 5/7/10 episode of McIntyre attacking Matt Hardy, with Long then stripping McIntyre of the IC title and then firing him; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWEUniverse.com consistently ranks higher than Facebook in terms of average time per visit; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston regarding his title defense at Fatal 4 Way against McIntyre; featured footage from the 5/14/10 episode in which McIntyre forced Long to strip Kingston of the title and give it back to McIntyre; included footage from the previous week’s episode and the fight between Kingston and McIntyre; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Swagger in which he dedicated his upcoming win at Fatal 4 Way to his father, noting it would be Father’s Day; included an ad promoting The Undertaker’s Deadliest Matches:
Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer defeated Christian & MVP at 7:40 when Hawkins pinned Christian following the reverse DDT / elbow drop off the top double team behind the referee’s back; after the match, MVP attempted to make the save but also sustained the reverse DDT / elbow drop off the top
JTG pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 3:38 with the Shout Out; prior to the bout, Chavo came out still taping up his wrist as he was given notice about the match just minutes earlier; after the contest, three kids danced in the ring with JTG
Drew McIntyre pinned Teddy Long at the 9-second mark; stipulations stated Long would be fired if he didn’t compete; initially Long didn’t appear until his theme music played for the second time; after he did appear, McIntyre brought out his own security force to make sure there would be no interference from Matt Hardy or WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston; McIntyre then forced Long to his knees and made him say McIntyre was the chosen one; moments later, McIntyre had Long lay down so he could pin him; after the bout, Long – who appeared to be crying – was set up for the DDT only for Kingston to run out; Kingston was held back by McIntyre’s security and McIntyre landed several blows until Hardy ran out of the crowd and jumped McIntyre from behind; Hardy was then held by security as McIntyre assaulted Hardy and dropped him with the DDT in the ring; moments later, McIntyre dropped Kingston with the same move in the ring
Kelly Kelly (w/ Tiffany) pinned WWE Women’s Champion Layla (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool) in a non-title match at 2:22 with the K2 after avoiding the neckbreaker
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Chris Masters at 3:01 with a kick to the knee and Zig Zag after reaching the ropes to force the full nelson to be broken; prior to the bout, Guerrero introduced Ziggler at the entrance stage
The Big Show & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger & CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows) at 9:47 when Mysterio pinned Swagger after landing on him while reversing the gutwrench powerbomb; after the bout, Kane appeared, attacked Gallows in the aisle, and dropped Swagger and Punk with the chokeslam; moments later, Kane dropped Mysterio with the tombstone before taking the mic and saying Sunday would be a fatal night for whomever was responsible for attacking the Undertaker; moments later, an open casket was seen at the entrance stage with flames shooting up around it

WWE (Raw & Smackdown!) @ New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden – June 19, 2010 (sell out)
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Drew McIntyre; after the bout, Matt Hardy ran out of the crowd, assaulted McIntyre, and left through the crowd; moments later, as McIntyre made his way backstage, Hardy attacked him a second time
Christian & MVP defeated Luke Gallows & the masked man
Kane defeated CM Punk
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated R-Truth, Evan Bourne, and Mark Henry by pinning Truth after Bourne hit the Shooting Star Press on Truth but Miz knocked him to the floor and made the cover himself
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger pinned the Big Show in a No DQ match after Kane interfered and dropped Show with the chokeslam; after the bout, Kane dropped Swagger with the chokeslam as well; moments later, after Show recovered, he knocked out Swagger with a punch
WWE Divas Champion Eve, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse, WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool, & WWE Women’s Champion Layla when Eve pinned Maryse with a neckbreaker; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the bout
Randy Orton pinned Edge with the RKO
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Sheamus with the FU; after the bout, Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Skip Sheffield, and Darren Young attacked Cena until Randy Orton, Evan Bourne, Mark Henry, WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, and Edge made the save

Fatal 4 Way – Long Island, NY – Nassau Coliseum – June 20, 2010
Zack Ryder pinned MVP with the Rough Ryder at 3:02
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Matt Striker on commentary; included an opening segment in which Vince McMahon came out to the entrance stage to announce Bret Hart wouldn’t be appearing, before showing footage of Wade Barrett, Skip Sheffield, Justin Gabriel, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Darren Young, & Michael Tarver injuring Hart the previous week on Raw; McMahon then said he would meet with Hart’s representative to discuss when Hart would be back to the WWE and what would be done with Nexus; the crowd then chanted “Daniel Bryan;” featured Savannah conducting a backstage interview with Natalya Neidhart, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith regarding the recent injury to Bret and their upcoming six-person tag team match against Tamina, Jimmy & Jey Uso; included a backstage segment with the Big Show and Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding Mysterio’s chances in the World Heavyweight Title match; featured an ad promoting WWE’s Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion John Cena regarding the NXT Season 1 rookies, his upcoming title defense, and the fact every Fatal 4 Way match in the night has led to a title change; featured a “Don’t try this at home” PSA; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Edge regarding his participation in the WWE World Title match:
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Drew McIntyre at 16:29 with the spin kick to the face after Matt Hardy came out of the crowd and dropped the challenger with the Twist of Fate; prior to the bout, McIntyre appeared at the entrance stage and shook Vince McMahon’s hand after McMahon addressed the audience; moments later, footage showed McIntyre beating Teddy Long Friday on Smackdown before fighting off Kingston and Matt Hardy; after McIntyre’s entrance, McMahon was shown getting in his limo and leaving the arena; moments later, McIntyre said McMahon told Long to come out, which he then did, before then insulting Long and said he would have to sit ringside and hand him the title after he won it; late in the bout, the referee was knocked out, with McIntyre then dragging Long into the ring, putting the referee shirt on him, and ordering him to make the pinfall after dropping Kingston with the Future Shock; Long counted to 2 but refused to make the final count, with McIntyre then threatening Long leading into the finish
Alicia Fox defeated WWE Divas Champion Eve, Maryse, and Gail Kim to win the title at 5:42 by pinning Maryse after Eve hit a moonsault on Maryse and Fox threw Eve to the floor
Evan Bourne pinned Chris Jericho with the Shooting Star Press at 12:04 after knocking Jericho off the top rope; prior to the bout, Jericho cut an in-ring promo saying a large base of fans knew he was the sole reason they were watching but he had not made an impact lately because he spent years being the underdog and was now the one being targetted; Jericho then said Bourne was just the latest person trying to make a name at Jericho’s expense; during the bout, there were dueling chants of “Let’s go, Jericho” and “Let’s go, Evan”
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger, the Big Show, and CM Punk to win the title in a No DQ, no count-out match at 10:29 by pinning Swagger with the 619 and springboard splash; prior to the bout, Serena & Luke Gallows escorted Punk to the entrance stage; late in the match, Kane came out wheeling a casket ringside; moments later, he tried to put Punk in it, with Gallows then returning and fighting with Kane; Kane then chased Punk & Gallows backstage
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned R-Truth at 13:17 by blocking a roll up attempt; prior to the bout, footage was shown from the previous week’s Raw of Miz regaining the title; during his entrance, Miz cut a promo and did his own rap in tune with Truth’s theme song; during the contest, there were chants of “Daniel Bryan”
Natalya Neidhart, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Tamina, Jey & Jimmy Uso at 9:29 when Natalya pinned Tamina with a discuss clothesline after Tamina missed a splash off the top; during the bout, there were chants of “Daniel Bryan”
Sheamus defeated WWE World Champion John Cena, Edge, and Randy Orton to win the title at 17:25 by pinning Cena after Nexus attacked the champion in the ring; during the bout, there were dueling chants of “Let’s go, Cena” and “Cena sucks;” R-Truth, Evan Bourne, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith were shown watching on backstage until they were attacked by Wade Barrett, Skip Sheffield, David Otunga, Michael Tarver, Justin Gabriel, Darren Young, & Heath Slater attacked them; moments later, Nexus came ringside, assaulting officials en route, before fighting with Cena in the ring; Edge tried to intervene but was laid out on the floor; after the contest, Cena continued to be assaulted, ending with Gabriel hitting the 450 splash; Sheamus then celebrated his victory at the entrance stage until Nexus chased him backstage; the final minutes of the match and aftermath had no commentary; after the bout, the crowd chanted “Daniel Bryan”

WWE @ Bridgeport, CT – Harbor Yard Arena – June 21, 2010
Raw – featured an opening in-ring promo by Vince McMahon in which he blamed Bret Hart for the NXT rookies interfering in the previous night’s WWE World Title match, citing it was because he fired Wade Barrett the previous week and ejected the rookies from the building; McMahon then fired Hart and said the new general manager would remain anonymous and would send instructions via e-mail that Michael Cole would read to the public; moments later, Cole received an e-mail that the seven NXT rookies had been hired and would speak later in the show; WWE World Champion Sheamus then came out and said the way he won the title isn’t the way he wanted to win it and that he didn’t deserve the title; Sheamus then handed McMahon the title only to take it back, showing he was kidding, and thanked the NXT rookies for their interference, attacking Hart the previous week, and jumping other wrestlers backstage the previous night; John Cena then came out, said he was thankful to face the NXT rookies in the ring, noted his championship rematch clause, and said he wanted the match later in the show; Sheamus turned down the challenge, with Cole then getting another e-mail which read Sheamus would face Cena in a championship match later in the broadcast; another e-mail read the guest referee would be Vince McMahon; included a backstage segment with McMahon speaking on the phone with the general manager; featured a backstage segment with Ted Dibiase Jr. and Virgil in which Dibiase apologized for embarassing Virgil the previous week but then said his services would no longer be needed; Dibiase then brought in Maryse before telling Virgil he was fired; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Natalya Neidhart, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd regarding Bret’s firing, with Natalya dedicating her match later in the show to Bret; featured footage from outside the arena of a black limo pulling up; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE Mobile is available in 52 countries on more than 100 operators worldwide representing more than 1.2 billion subscribers; featured an ad promoting The Undertaker’s Deadliest Matches; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Cena regarding the comments earlier in the show by the NXT rookies in which they claimed their actions weren’t to be taken personally, with Cena saying their apology was not accepted; moments later, McMahon walked in wearing his referee shirt saying neither Cena or Sheamus would have excuses in their match later in the show; featured an in-ring promo by Randy Orton in which he said it was just a matter of time before he kicked all the NXT rookies in the skull; Orton then said he accepted Barrett’s apology and, should Barrett take the WWE World Title, Orton would be the one to take it from him; moments later, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin interrupted, complaining that Orton got too many main event matches; Miz then said he planned to hold both the WWE World and US titles at the same time and that Orton should go to the back of the line of challengers; Miz then landed a cheap shot on Orton and assaulted him; Orton eventually gained the advantage and set Miz up for the RKO but Miz slid out of the ring, with Edge then coming out and dropping Orton with the spear; Edge then took the mic and said “No, the real fun begins, Randy,” before leaving the ring; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to live events in the US:
Chris Jericho pinned Evan Bourne at 10:44 with the Code Breaker after lifting his knees to block the Shooting Star Press; during Jericho’s entrance, a still photo was put on the big screen from Bourne hitting the Air Bourne on Jericho the previous night at Fatal 4 Way; following his entrance, Jericho cut a promo saying he would make an example of Bourne and if he lost he would walk out of WWE forever; after the bout, Jericho helped Bourne to his feet only to shove him back down
Natalya Neidhart (w/ WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd) fought Tamina (w/ Jey & Jimmy Uso) to a no contest at around the 1:15 mark when Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Darren Young, Heath Slater, Skip Sheffield, Justin Gabriel, & Michael Tarver came ringside; moments later, Barrett took the mic and said he wanted to apologize to the Harts, with Smith & Kidd then taking to the floor and brawling with the NXT rookies; eventually, Smith & Kidd were laid out on the floor; following the commercial break, the rookies stood in the ring with Otunga cutting a promo saying they wanted to apologize for their actions and they did what they did only because they love WWE so much; Slater then said they had no problem with the WWE Universe, with Gabriel then apologizing to Bret Hart and saying he hoped the rookies could coexist peacefully with the lockerroom; Young then took the mic and apologized to John Cena, saying they just wanted to make an impact and said Cena would get his title back; Sheffield took the mic and tried to get the fans to chant along with him, “Yep yep yep, what it do” but no one chanted along; Sheffield then said he hoped the fans could learn to forgive and forget; Tarver then noted he was once homeless and said he was a single parent, saying he raised his kids better than what they had recently seen him do; Barrett followed by saying he teamed with the rookies out of loyalty, then said his pay-per-view title shot had been reinstated; Barrett noted Sheamus won the title thanks to the rookies’ help and said he would become WWE World Champion, whether it be by facing Sheamus or Cena
John Morrison (w/ Eli Cottonwood) pinned Zack Ryder (w/ Titus O’Neil) (sub. for Ted Dibiase Jr.) with Starship Pain at 4:24 after reversing the Rough Ryder into a powerbomb; prior to the bout, Dibiase came out on the entrance stage with Maryse, saying he knew he had a match with Morrison but that he had better things to do; Dibiase then said he found a replacement, with Ryder then appearing
The Great Khali & Eve defeated Primo Colon & WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox at 3:59 when Khali pinned Primo following the tree slam; late in the bout, Alicia left ringside after sustaining a moonsault from Eve
John Cena fought WWE World Champion Sheamus to a no contest at the 15-minute mark when Wade Barrett, Skip Sheffield, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Michael Tarver, David Otunga, & Darren Young ran out, with Sheamus escaping into the crowd; moments later, the NXT rookies threw Cean onto the commentary table; during the bout, there were dueling chants of “Let’s go Cena” and “Cena sucks;” after the bout, Vince McMahon, who served as the guest ringside enforcer for the bout, had the rookies get in the ring with him and revealed that he was behind the rookies’ actions in recent weeks; McMahon then said the new general manager would reveal something the following week, with all the rookies then glaring at him and eventually surrounding him as several in the crowd chanted “Daniel Bryan;” moments later, the rookies assaulted McMahon in the ring, with Sheffield hitting a clothesline, Barrett hitting his firemans carry slam, and Gabriel hitting the 450 splash; the rookies then left the ring as several in the crowd chanted “NXT”
WWE Superstars – 6/24/10 – featured the JTG vs. Caylen Croft and Luke Gallows vs. Chris Masters matches taped 6/22/10 in Manchester, NH; included the featured a “Don’t try this at home” PSA; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which noted the WWE’s numerous awards for their support of the US troops, including the “USO’s Legacy of Hope,” “Corporate Patriot,” and “Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award; included an ad promoting The Undertaker’s Deadliest Matches; featured an ad promoting WWE Classics On Demand; included a vignette on WWE World Champion Sheamus:
Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella) defeated Jillian Hall at 3:41 when Nikki switched places in the ring with Brie and pinned Jillian with a roll up after Jillian struck the corner; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout; the Bellas attempted to switch places earlier in the bout but the referee caught them in the act
R-Truth pinned William Regal with the Lie Detector at 4:53; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match

WWE @ Manchester, NH – Verizon Wireless Arena – June 22, 2010
Finlay defeated Tyler Reks
NXT – 6/22/10 – featured an opening statement by Ashley Valence regarding the fans’ vote via WWE.com the following week; she then introduced John Morrison, Cody Rhodes, WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla, Mark Henry, WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston, and Zack Ryder; included a vignette on Titus O’Neil in which he spoke about his football career, upbringing, and two kids; featured an ad promoting The Undertaker’s Deadliest Matches; included a vignette on Lucky Cannon in which he spoke about being in a coma for three weeks; featured a backstage segment with Kaval, McCool & Layla in which they discussed his second straight loss before McCool & Layla gave him a pink T-shirt, which read “Property of LayCool,” that he would have to wear; included Michael Cole reading an e-mail from the new Raw GM, regarding the assault the previous night by the season 1 NXT rookies on Vince McMahon, with the GM saying it would be met with appropriate consequences; featured a closing in-ring segment in which Matt Striker allowed each of the rookies 45 seconds to tell the fans why they were the next breakout star; when it came to Husky Harris, Harris said he didn’t need 45 seconds on the clock, then decked Striker and hit a running senton; moments later, Harris joined Cody Rhodes on the stage with the two then going backstage:
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & Alex Riley defeated MVP & Percy Watson at 6:17 when Miz pinned Watson with the Skull Crushing Finale after dropping Watson throat-first across the top rope
Michael McGillicutty (w/ WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston) pinned Titus O’Neil (w/ Zack Ryder) with the neckbreaker at 2:07; prior to the bout, McGillicutty cut an insert promo on his win the previous week, marking his first win in the WWE
Eli Cottonwood (w/ John Morrison) pinned Kaval (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla) at 2:45 after catching Kaval attempting a springboard and landing a face-first slam
Cody Rhodes (w/ Husky Harris) pinned Lucky Cannon (w/ Mark Henry) in a 5-minute challenge at 3:59 with Crossroads; prior to the bout, Rhodes took the mic and said Cannon couldn’t last 5 minutes with him
WWE Superstars – 6/24/10: JTG pinned Caylen Croft (w/ Trent Barretta) with the Shout Out at 2:50 after knocking Barretta off the apron; featured Todd Grisham & Matt Striker on commentary; after the match, JTG danced in the ring with little kids
WWE Superstars – 6/24/10: Luke Gallows (w/ Serena) pinned Chris Masters at 9:40 with the 12th Step after Serena distracted Masters as he was on the middle turnbuckle, with Gallows then kicking Masters in the face; featured Todd Grisham & Matt Striker on commentary
Smackdown! – 6/25/10 – featured an opening backstage statement by Teddy Long & Vickie Guerrero in which Long said World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. would defend his title at Money in the Bank, with Vickie saying they would soon determine which eight men would compete at Money in the Bank for a title shot; Vickie then said Vince McMahon was incapacited, with Drew McIntyre then walking in and confronting Long; Long then said he was given approval by the WWE Board of Directors to run the show any way he wanted, that he would reinstate Matt Hardy, and that McIntyre would face Hardy later in the show; after Long told McIntyre to get out, Vickie chimed in by saying the same; included a backstage segment in which Kane, in front of an casket, said he would finally get his revenge later in the show when he faced CM Punk; featured a backstage segment in which Hardy was shown being greeted by backstage workers and JTG; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read 100 million video clips had already been watched on YouTube.com/WWE; featured an in-ring promo by Cody Rhodes, alongside Husky Harris, in which he said he was the most handsome WWE superstar, then showing a Divas poll on WWE.com in which agreed; Rhodes then said Harris represented the average male; after Harris left ringside, Rhodes went to the floor and made fun of individual fans for their looks, comparing them to his own, then made fun of Todd Grisham and Tony Chimel at ringside; moments later, Rhodes said Long and Guerrero should consider him for Money in the Bank and then said he would now be referred to as ‘Dashing’ Cody Rhodes; included a backstage segment with Dolph Ziggler and Guerrero in which Ziggler said their relationship wasn’t a two-way street and that he wanted an IC title shot or he and Vickie were through; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Alberto Del Rio in which he said he was honest while everyone else was a liar; included the announcement Mysterio would appear on the following week’s show to address the fans:
The Big Show defeated Jack Swagger via disqualification at 10:34 when Swagger refused to break an ankle lock after Show reached the ropes; prior to the bout, Swagger cut a promo from the entrance stage in which he said he had filed a formal protest against the WWE for him having to defend the World Heavyweight Title against three men at Fatal 4 Way and that he was cheated out of the title; Swagger said he would get his rematch for the title at Money in the Bank; after the match, Show repeatedly tried to stand on his injured ankle as Swagger left the ring
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston, MVP, & Christian defeated Dolph Ziggler, Vance Archer, & Curt Hawkins at 11:53 when Christian pinned Ziggler with the Killswitch after holding onto the ropes to avoid the Zig Zag
Matt Hardy pinned Drew McIntyre with the Twist of Fate at 15:49; after the bout, Teddy Long appeared on the big screen and said McIntyre’s visa had expired and McIntyre was in the country illegally; Long then ordered security to eject McIntyre from the building, with two men coming out and leading McIntyre backstage (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)
Kelly Kelly (w/ Tiffany) pinned Rosa Mendes at the 16-second mark with the K2; prior to the bout, Mendes jumped rope in the ring; following Kelly’s entrance, WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool, WWE Women’s Champion Layla, and Kaval came ringside, with McCool & Layla joining the commentary team; during the bout, Striker wished Layla a happy birthday; after the contest, Kelly took Rosa’s jump rope and jump roped in the ring before throwing it at McCool & Layla; moments later, Kelly and Tiffany faced off with McCool and Layla until McCool and Layla left ringside with Kaval
Kane fought CM Punk to a no contest in a No DQ match at the 6-minute mark when, after Kane assaulted Punk in the lobby of the arena and knocked him outside, Punk ran across the street; prior to the bout, Punk cut an in-ring promo in which he claimed he wasn’t responsible for the Undertaker’s injuries; early in the match, Kane fought off Luke Gallows and the masked man, eventually putting Gallows through the commentary table with a chokeslam; Serena briefly appeared ringside during the bout

- 6/23/10: Angela “Savannah” Fong was released.

WWE (Raw) @ Erie, PA – Tullio Arena – June 25, 2010 (3,000)
John Morrison defeated Ted DiBiase Jr.
Goldust & Yoshi Tatsu defeated William Regal & Zack Ryder
WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox defeated Eve; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the bout
Evan Bourne defeated Chris Jericho
Mark Henry defeated Vladimir Kozlov
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated R-Truth
John Cena & Randy Orton fought WWE World Champion Sheamus & Edge to a no contest in a steel cage match

- 6/26/10: Mark Calaway (Undertaker) married WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool in Houston, TX. Lisa Varon (Victoria), Torrie Wilson, and Sharmell were among those in attendance.

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Portland, ME – Cumberland County Civic Center – June 26, 2010 (2,500)
Christian pinned Dolph Ziggler with the Killswitch
JTG pinned Tyler Reks at around the 20-second mark
Alberto Del Rio (Dos Caras Jr.) pinned Finlay by using the ropes for leverage
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer; after the bout, Luke Gallows & Joey Mercury attacked the champions until Kane cleared them and Serena from ringside
WWE Women’s Champion Layla defeated Kelly Kelly when the referee stopped the match due to injury; after the bout, Hornswoggle appeared and bit Layla
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Cody Rhodes and Matt Hardy by pinning Rhodes with the spin kick to the face
World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio pinned Jack Swagger with the springboard splash at around the 14-minute mark

WWE @ Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre – June 26, 2010 (5,000)
Evan Bourne defeated Zack Ryder
Goldust defeated William Regal
Vlaidmir Kozlov defeated Yoshi Tatsu
John Morrison defeated Ted DiBiase Jr.
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Mark Henry and R-Truth
WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox defeated Eve
John Cena & Randy Orton fought WWE World Champion Sheamus & Edge to a no contest

WWE (Raw) @ Wheeling, WV – WesBanco Arena – June 27, 2010
Featured an in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge with Edge as his own guest; moments later, Randy Orton appeared, with the two brawling until Edge missed a spear and struck the steel steps; moments later, it was announced the Raw GM banned both men from the arena
Evan Bourne pinned Zack Ryder with Air Bourne
Goldust pinned William Regal with a powerslam
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Yoshi Tatsu with the Iron Curtain
John Morrison pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) with Starship Pain
WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox pinned Eve with the scissors kick; Santino Marella was the guest referee
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Mark Henry with a DDT; R-Truth was to also be part of the match but Miz assaulted him with the title belt before the bout began
WWE World Champion Sheamus defeated John Cena in a steel cage match after interference from Wade Barrett, Michael Tarver, Justin Gabriel, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Darren Young, and Skip Sheffield; after the bout, several WWE wrestlers, including Evan Bourne, made the save

WWE @ Worcester, MA – DCU Center – June 27, 2010

WWE @ Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Center – June 28, 2010 (14,000+)
Raw – featured an opening statement that the NXT season 1 rookies would be called Nexus and that Vince McMahon’s condition was being kept private; included an in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Sheamus in which he said he would beaten John Cena the previous week with or without interference from Nexus; Sheamus then noted, due to the previous week’s match, Cena was no longer the #1 contender and that he would have to get in the back of the line; moments later, Cena appeared, and then asked for Sheamus’s help – noting Nexus targetted Cena and they would soon target Sheamus since he was the WWE World Champion; Cena then called out Nexus, with the Raw GM sending an e-mail saying he would take action against Nexus the following week and would allow Wade Barrett to speak with WWE officials later in the show; Michael Cole, reading the e-mail, then said any member of Nexus would be fired for physical contact and any WWE superstar initiating contact would be suspended; Cena replied by saying Sheamus should kick off Raw with a title match, with Cole then saying – per the GM – Sheamus would face Mark Henry later in the show; Cena then gave Cole his e-mail address for the GM to address him personally; moments later, Cole mentioned the upcoming Money in the Bank ladder match and that the eight men participating would be revealed later in the show; Sheamus then left the ring, with a steel cage then lowering over the ring as Cole announced Sheamus would defend against Cena at Money in the Bank in a cage match; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read 100 million video clips had already been watched on YouTube.com/WWE; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with R-Truth regarding what he thought should be done to Nexus, with Truth saying it would be too easy to fire them and that they should be left in the WWE “zoo;” included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with the Great Khali & Runjin Singh regarding what should be done to Nexus, with Singh then translating that Khali is a big dumb giant, he was tired of protecting him, and that Khali would run if Nexus showed up; Singh then walked off; featured an in-ring promo by guest host Rob Zombie in which he announced Randy Orton, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, R-Truth, Chris Jericho, Evan Bourne, Ted Dibiase Jr., John Morrison, and Edge would be the eight participants in the Money in the Bank match; Edge then interrupted on the big screen, saying he hadn’t seen Rob since he dropped his theme song years before; after Zombie left the ring, Edge reminded everyone that he won the first Money in the Bank match and cashed it in on Cena; footage then aired of Edge winning Money in the Bank at WrestleMania 21 and winning the WWE World Title from Cena at New Year’s Revolution 06; Edge then said he did the same thing against the Undertaker and that he owned Money in the Bank; moments later, Cole received another e-mail which read the eight participants would face off in a 4-on-4 tag team match later in the show; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Michael Tarver, Heath Slater, Darren Young, Skip Sheffield, Justin Gabriel, & David Otunga regarding the GM’s statement, during which Sheffield assaulted a backstage crew member; featured an in-ring segment in which Jerry Lawler introduced a trailer for “Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon” before bringing Steamboat out to the ring; moments later, Michael Hayes, Dean Malenko, Arn Anderson, and Mike Rotundo joined Steamboat in the ring and praised him for his career; Nexus then came out and surrounded the ring, with Anderson being thrown into the ringpost, Malenko being rammed into the barricade, Rotundo pulled to the floor and assaulted, and Lawler, Steamboat, and Hayes attacked in and out of the ring; moments later, Steamboat attempted to fight all six men in the ring but was quickly overpowered; following the commercial break, Steamboat was taken backstage on a stretcher while Anderson, Lawler, Rotundo, Hayes, and Malenko were helped by referees; during the segment, Cole reminded the viewers that the WWE superstars couldn’t intervene per the rules of the Raw GM earlier in the show; Matthews replaced Lawler on commentary for the remainder of the show; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read John Cena has granted more than 175 wishes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and is the most requested superstar from WWE, NBA, or NFL:
Natalya Neidhart, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd fought Tamina, Jimmy & Jey Uso to a no contest when Tamina & the Usos jumped the Hart Dynasty from behind during their ring entrance, assaulting all three on the floor; moments later, Tamina returned to the ring, rolled Natalya into the ring and hit the splash off the top
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Santino Marella at 1:23 with the Iron Curtain; stipulations stated if Marella won then Kozlov would become his new tag team partner; after the bout, Kozlov attempted twice to pick Santino up but Santino fell back down both times; William Regal met Kozlov in the aisle and shook his hand; moments later, Regal assaulted Marella in the ring until Kozlov returned to the ring and sent Regal to the floor; Kozlov then helped Marella to his feet and carried him backstage
WWE World Champion Sheamus pinned Mark Henry in a non-title match with a boot to the face at 2:31; prior to the bout, Henry was escorted out to the entrance stage by Lucky Cannon
WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox & Maryse defeated Eve & Gail Kim at 3:14 when Fox pinned Gail with the scissors kick
Randy Orton, Evan Bourne, John Morrison, & R-Truth defeated Edge, Chris Jericho, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, & Ted Dibiase Jr. at 15:10 when orton pinned Dibiase with the RKO; prior to the bout, Maryse escorted Dibiase out to the entrance stage; following his entrance, Morrison pulled a ladder out from under the ring and positioned it at ringside; the Money in the Bank briefcase was suspended over the ring for the match; after the match, the eight men continued to brawl, culminating with Orton shoving Miz off the ladder in the ring, climbing the ladder, and taking the briefcase to end the show
WWE Superstars – 7/1/10 – featured a vignette promoting the debut of Alberto Del Rio in which he said he was honest while everyone else was a liar; included an ad promoting “Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon;” featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to live events in the US; included the announcement Steamboat suffered cracked ribs and internal injuries as a result of the attack he sustained on Raw; featured highlights from the WrestleMania 21 Money in the Bank match and Edge cashing in his title shot against WWE World Champion John Cena at New Year’s Revolution 06; included the Christian vs. Curt Hawkins match taped 6/29/10 in Wilkes-Barre, PA:
Zack Ryder & Primo Colon defeated Yoshi Tatsu & Goldust when Ryder pinned Tatsu with the Rough Ryder at 11:23; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella) defeated Jillian Hall at 4:43 when, after the Bellas crawled under the ring, Jillian attacked one on the apron while the other slid in the ring behind her and pinned her with a roll up; prior to the bout, Jillian cut an in-ring promo saying she was so upset by what the Bellas did to her the previous week that she didn’t want to sing
Dark match after the show: John Cena fought WWE World Champion Sheamus to a no contest when Nexus attacked Cena and Sheamus left the ring; after the bout, the Raw roster ran in to make the save

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Syracuse, NY – War Memorial Arena – June 28, 2010
Matt Hardy pinned Dolph Ziggler with the Twist of Fate
JTG pinned Tyler Reks with the Shout Out
Alberto Del Rio defeated Chris Masters; prior to the bout, Tiffany picked a child in the audience to serve as guest timekeeper
Christian & MVP defeated Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer when Christian pinned Archer with the Killswitch; after the bout, Luke Gallows, Joey Mercury, & Serena attacked Christian & MVP, with Kane then running out to make the save
Layla defeated Kelly Kelly; after the bout, Layla continued to assault Kelly until Hornswoggle made the save
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Cody Rhodes with the spin kick to the face
World Heavyeight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated the Big Show and Jack Swagger by pinning Swagger after hitting the 619; after the match, Show knocked out Swagger with a punch to the face

WWE @ Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena – June 29, 2010
Chris Masters defeated Tyler Reks
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned John Morrison
NXT – 6/29/10 – featured an opening segment on the stage in which Ashley Valence introduced the rookies before speaking about the first poll which would take place later in the night, then reminding the rookies that the winner of season 1, Wade Barrett, was never ranked below #2; Ashley then said the wrestler placed last in the poll would be eliminated; Matt Striker then introduced the keg carry competition, saying the winner would win immunity from elimination later in the show; during the segment, Kaval opted not to participate, noting it wasn’t a competition in the ring; Lucky Cannon eventually won with 12.7 seconds; included a vignette on Percy watson in which he talked about his NFL and business background; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read NXT has been the #1 show on SyFy each of its 18 weeks; included an ad promoting “Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon;” included highlights from the WrestleMania 21 Money in the Bank match and Edge cashing in his title shot against WWE World Champion John Cena at New Year’s Revolution 06; featured a closing ringside segment in which Striker revealed the results of the Pros Poll: Kaval #1, Watson #2, Michael McGillicutty #3, Alex Riley #4, Cannon #5, Eli Cottonwood #6, Husky Harris #7, and Titus O’Neail #8; moments later, Striker allowed O’Neil to address the fans, with O’Neil telling the fans that life is a game and you must make it what you can and try your best to make it a win; O’Neil then slapped fans’ hands on his way up the stage and then hugged Zack Ryder before going backstage:
MVP (w/ Percy Watson) pinned Husky Harris (w/ Cody Rhodes) at 11:27 with the Play of the Day; the remaining pros, save for Mark Henry, sat at the entrance stage for the bout; the announce team noted Henry was on assignment but had already voted in the Pros Poll; after the bout, Harris refused to shake MVP’s hand, then motioning that he almost had MVP
Kaval, Michael McGillicutty, & Percy Watson defeated Alex Riley, Eli Cottonwood, & Titus O’Neil at 5:54 when Kaval pinned Riley with the Warrior’s Way top after McGillicutty dropped Riley with the neckebreaker
WWE Superstars – 7/1/10: Christian pinned Curt Hawkins with the Killswitch at 11:08; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout; during the match, it was noted Matt Hardy would be a guest on the Peep Show the following night on Smackdown!; Vance Archer escorted Hawkins to the ring before the bout but was ejected mid-way through when the referee saw Archer trying to interfere
Smackdown! – 7/2/10 – featured an opening in-ring promo by Jack Swagger in which he discussed his attack the previous week on the Big Show and the upcoming Money in the Bank event, noting his own Money in the Bank win at WrestleMania and then winning the World Heavyweight Title; Swagger then said he was cheated out of the title at Fatal 4 Way and no one cared; Show then interrupted, saying Swagger should have finished the job he started the previous week; Show then said he would come break Swagger’s jaw, with Cody Rhodes then attacking Show from behind and helping Swagger double team him on the floor and in the ring; eventually, World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. ran out to make the save, clearing both Swagger and Rhodes from the ring; included the announcement Kane, Matt Hardy, Rhodes, Christian, WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston, and Show would be part of the Smackdown! Money in the Bank match and that two other participants would be part of the match as well; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE programming is watched by more than 15 million people each week in the US; included a backstage segment with CM Punk, his arm in a sling, Serena, and Luke Gallows in which Serena told Punk to go ahead and admit something to Kane, following Kane’s attack and Punk having to be in surgery for 10 hours; after Serena left, Punk told Gallows that Gallows needed to end the issue with Kane later in the show; featured an in-ring segment of the Peep Show with Hardy as the guest, and three ladders set up in the ring and the Money in the Bank briefcase suspended from overhead; the two discussed Hardy’s history in WWE and the fact the two have participated in Money in the Bank but neither has won, with Christian saying they both deserved to win but only Christian would; Christian said neither of them were “chosen” like Drew McIntyre, to be handed opportunity after opportunity without deserving it, and both men followed by simultaneously saying they would win; moments later, Christian went to leave the ring but turned back around and walked into a punch from Hardy, who then threw Christian into one of the ladders; included a vignette promoting the debut of Alberto Del Rio in which he said he was honest while everyone else was a liar; featured a backstage segment showing Rhodes primping in front of a mirror before then interviewing himself about his attack on Show earlier in the show; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE has more than 100,000 hours in its video library which powers WWE Classics On Demand; featured an ad promoting “Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon;” included a WWE Classics On Demand segment focusing on WWF World Champion Yokozuna’s bodyslam challenge won by Lex Luger on 7/4/93; featured a vignette on Alberto Del Rio in which he spoke about inspiring others:
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a non-title match at 6:53 with the spin kick to the face as Ziggler was speaking to Vickie, sitting ringside; prior to the bout, Vickie met with Ziggler backstage, with Vickie saying a win would get him a title match; moments later, Ziggler became distracted by Rosa Mendes working out nearby; after the bout, Vickie left ringside, leaving Ziggler alone in the ring
Kane defeated Luke Gallows (w/ CM Punk, his arm in a sling) via disqualification at 1:27 when the masked man attacked Kane; after the bout, Kane assaulted the masked man and Gallows before bringing Punk into the ring; moments later, Serena ran out with a mic and said Punk had nothing to do with the Undertaker’s injury because on May 31, the day Taker was injured, Punk was saving her; moments later, Serena showed surveillance footage from a bar showing her having several drinks and a guy hitting on her until Punk & Gallows walked in to protect her; Kane then shoved Punk aside and left the ring; Punk then yelled at Serena in the ring for showing the footage
MVP pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Play of the Day at 2:04; prior to the bout, footage was shown of MVP and WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston meeting fans two weeks earlier at Toys R Us in Times Square; during his entrance, Guerrero cut a promo saying Vickie Guerrero’s “gringo boyfriend” couldn’t get the job done but he would and would deserve an IC title shot after his win
Kelly Kelly (w/ Tiffany) pinned WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Layla) in a non-title match with a roll up at 1:48 after McCool became distracted by Tiffany on the floor; prior to the bout, McCool & Layla jumped Tiffany from behind and threw her into the barricade
World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. & the Big Show defeated Jack Swagger & Cody Rhodes via disqualification at 10:34 when Swagger refused to break an ankle lock as Mysterio was in the ropes; prior to the bout, Mysterio cut an in-ring promo about his title win and said Swagger wouldn’t take it from him; after the contest, Swagger kept the hold applied until Show crawled back in the ring, with Swagger keeping the hold applied as he dragged Mysterio out the opposite end of the ring (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Jack Swagger in a steel cage match

WWE @ Oklahoma City, OK – Ford Center – July 2, 2010
Postponed to 10/1/10

WWE @ Topeka, KS – Landon Arena – July 3, 2010
Postponed to 12/12/10; tickets for the original event were honored

WWE @ Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum – July 3, 2010
Postponed to 12/12/10; tickets for the original event were honored

WWE @ Pensacola, FL – Civic Center – July 4, 2010 (matinee)
Postponed to 12/11/10; tickets for the original event were honored

WWE @ St. Joseph, MO – Civic Arena – July 4, 2010
Postponed to 12/11/10; tickets for the original event were honored

WWE @ Savannah, GA – Civic Center – July 5, 2010

WWE @ Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena – July 5, 2010
Raw – featured an opening in-ring segment with Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Skip Sheffield, Michael Tarver, Darren Young, Heath Slater, & Justin Gabriel in which Barrett said he was told by the Raw GM to bring Nexus to open up the show, with Barrett saying he can’t yet reveal why Nexus attacked Vince McMahon the previous week but that it was a part of a bigger picture; moments later, Sheffield took the mic and said Nexus’s attack on Ricky Steamboat and the other legends was for fun; Michael Cole then read an e-mail sent from the GM which read none of the Nexus members could compete for a WWE title until further notice and that the ruling saying no physical contact between WWE superstars and Nexus had been lifted; John Cena then came out to the entrance stage and said Nexus had not yet had a fair fight, with R-Truth, John Morrison, Randy Orton, Evan Bourne, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd joining Cena and walking out to the ring; moments later, Edge, WWE World Champion Sheamus, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, Jimmy & Jey Uso, Chris Jericho, and Ted Dibiase Jr. ran out and attacked Cena’s group from behind, with Cena’s group eventually gaining the upper hand and clearing the ring; Cena then questioned Sheamus’s behavior, with Sheamus noting Nexus’s actions have all been against Cena; Orton then took the mic and said he and Cena had never been friends but could be if they had to be to get rid of Nexus; Orton then challenged Sheamus’s team to a fight, with Cole then saying Cena would face Barrett later in the show and shake hands for a truce and Money in the Bank participants would face off; when Cena said he’d rather punch Barrett, Cole received another e-mail from the GM which asked Cena to be the bigger man or face the consequences “and that’s the bottom line because the GM said so;” included a backstage segment in which Santino Marella was shown speaking with Vladimir Kozlov about how excited he was to be tagging with him, noting it would be like World War II but without the Nazis; featured a video package recapping Nexus’s attack the previous week on Steamboat, Michael Hayes, Dean Malenko, Arn Anderson, Jerry Lawler, and Mike Rotundo; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Anderson in which he said Steamboat suffered serious injuries in the attack; moments later, Sheamus came up behind Anderson and said Anderson was once the Enforcer but was now an old man; Anderson then said Sheamus was the champion but he wasn’t safe with Nexus running around; Sheamus then said he didn’t have any weaknesses, with Anderson saying Sheamus might not be champion of much if he didn’t learn to work with the rest of the roster in getting rid of Nexus; featured a WWE Classics On Demand segment focusing on WWF World Champion Yokozuna’s bodyslam challenge won by Lex Luger on 7/4/93; included an in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge in which Edge, surrounded by ladders set up in the ring and the Money in the Bank briefcase hanging overhead, said all Nexus needed as direction and leadership which he could provide; Edge then said winning Money in the Bank was a sure way to becoming world champion and then introducing Evan Bourne as his guest, with Jericho coming out instead; Jericho then said he wouldn’t take a backseat to Bourne, Edge, or anyone else and that his leadership led to Barrett winning NXT so, in a way, he was responsible for Nexus’s actions and would be suitable leadership for them; Jericho then said he was the most powerful performer in WWE and couldn’t be replaced, then saying he would make sure Edge never got another title match; the two then began fighting with Jericho locking Edge in the Walls of Jericho until Borune ran out and escaped an attack from both men; moments later, Cole received an e-mail from the GM which read “If you want to see some action, give me a hell yeah;” Cole then said Jericho & Edge would face Bourne & Randy Orton; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE TV can be seen in 500 million homes worldwide – more than the NBA, MLB, and NFL combined; included a backstage segment with Orton, Otunga, Tarver, and Slater in which the Nexus men apologized for their recent actions against him and said they wouldn’t interfere in his match at Money in the Bank; Otunga then implied Nexus could make sure the Money in the Bank winner doesn’t win the title if that person were involved in a fight against them; Orton then sold them to get out of his face; featured the announcement R-Truth would not be able to compete at Money in the Bank and would be replaced in the match and that the remaining two spots on the Smackdown! match would be filled on Friday; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Tamina, Jimmy & Jey Uso regarding their title match against Smith & Kidd at Money in the Bank; after they left, WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox confronted Matthews about why she hadn’t been interviewed since she won the title and said her win at Fatal 4 Way was not a fluke and she would prove it with her upcoming match against Eve; featured a Summer Slam Recall focusing on the WWE IC Champion Bret Hart vs. Davey Boy Smith match at Summer Slam 92; included highlights throughout the show of Nexus’s attacks on Cena; featured the announcement Orton would face Edge the following week; included a closing segment in which Barrett asked Cena to come out to the ring as the GM had asked; after Cena came out, Barrett said he wanted to put the past behind them and move on and that none of the attacks were personal; Cena then said his word was all he’s got and again questioned Barrett as to if that’s what he wanted; Cena extended his hand but then pulled it away, saying he would take out Barrett and the rest of Nexus with or without help; Cena went to leave but Barrett said the fact Cena was walking was as an example of how Nexus had held back on him, noting the injuries to McMahon and Bret Hart, and said Cena should shake his hand or face the consequences; Cena then shook his hand but lifted him p for the FU, with the remainder of Nexus running out and attacking Cena; Bourne, Morrison, Mark Henry, the Great Khali, Goldust, Kozlov, Hart & Smith, Yoshi Tatsu, and Marella then ran out to make the save and clear the ring; the GM then sent an e-mail saying there would be consequences if there was no peace; Cena then applied the STFU on Young in the ring, with another e-mail being sent which read Cena would face all of Nexus the following week in a 7-on-1 handicap match; moments later, Cena continued to assault Young in the ring, rammed him into the ringpost sending him out to the floor, and threw the ring steps into Young’s face; Cena then threw Young over the commentary table and tipped it onto him before celebrating in the ring as the show ended:
Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) pinned John Morrison at 3:24 with a thumb to the eye and Dream Street after Morrison became distracted by Maryse wearing his fur coat on the ring apron; Maryse provided guest commentary for the match; after the contest, Maryse threw the coat onto Morrison’s body before leaving the ring with Dibiase
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov pinned William Regal & the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) at 1:36 when Kozlov pinned Regal with the Iron Curtain; prior to the bout, Regal came out on the entrance stage and said Marella & Kozlov made a mistake by getting the best of him and said he went out and found a monster to be his partner; Khali was never tagged into the match; after the contest, Khali instructed Marella & Kozlov to hold Regal up, with Khali then chopping Regal over the head; Khali, Singh, and Marella then danced as Kozlov looked on
R-Truth fought WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin to a no contest in a non-title match when Miz assaulted Truth with the mic before the match began and then attacked him on the floor, targetting his arm; during Miz’s entrance, he did his own rap to the tune of Truth’s entrance music; moments later, Miz hooked Truth’s arm across the ring rope and pulled back, seemingly with intent to break it; Truth was then tended to by trainers and a referee on the floor and helped backstage as Miz cut a promo saying he would do the same to anyone else that gets in the ring with him
Randy Orton & Evan Bourne defeated Edge & Chris Jericho in an impromptu match at 15:45 when Bourne pinned Jericho with Air Bourne after Jericho yelled at Edge and Edge dropped Jericho with the spear before then walking out of the match; after the bout, Orton dropped Bourne with the RKO; during the match, it was specified that Nexus members could not get a title shot for 3 months
WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox pinned Eve at 1:25 with the scissors kick after faking a knee injury
WWE Superstars – 7/8/10 – featured the Chris Masters vs. Caylen Croft full nelson challenge and Kelly Kelly & Tiffany vs. WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla taped 7/6/10 in Atlanta, GA; included a vignette on Jack Swagger; featured an ad promoting “Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon”:
Yoshi Tatsu & Gail Kim defeated Primo Colon & Jillian Hall at 5:33 when Gail pinned Jillian with a roll up and fast count; Brie & Nikki Bella were the guest referees for the match; moments before the finish, Jillian attacked both Bellas; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Zack Ryder pinned Goldust with the Rough Ryder at 7:47 after causing Goldust to hit his head on the bottom turnbuckle; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match

WWE @ Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena – July 6, 2010
NXT – 7/6/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment with Matt Striker in which he introduced the Pros; moments later, Striker asked Zack Ryder his thoughts about Titus O’Neil’s elimination the previous week, with Ryder saying O’Neil was robbed and all the fans knew it; Striker then asked John Morrison about the poll, with Morrison saying he would have kept O’Neil but voted off WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin; Striker then introduced the rookies, during which Alex Riley took a clipboard from WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla; moments later, Striker questioned Husky Harris, Riley, and Kaval about their respective rankings before giving the rookies 30 seconds apiece to cut a promo, with the winner getting to host their own talk show the following week; Percy Watson eventually won the competition; included highlights from the previous week’s keg competition; featured derogatory comments from MVP, WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston, McCool & Layla, Miz, Morrison, Ryder, and Cody Rhodes regarding O’Neil’s abilities; included O’Neil’s inspirational comments following his elimination the previous week; featured a vignette on Eli Cottonwood with comments from Morrison, McCool & Layla, Miz, Kingston, Mark Henry, and Ryder; included an ad promoting “Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon;” featured a vignette on Harris with comments from Rhodes, Henry, MVP, Miz, Kingston, McCool & Layla, and Ryder; included the announcement that Nexus would appear the following week on NXT:
Michael McGillicutty (w/ WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston) pinned Percy Watson (w/ MVP) with a sunset flip at 2:35
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley) pinned Kaval (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla) in a non-title match at 8:14 with the Skull Crushing Finale after blocking a move off the top and causing Kaval to fall across the top rope
Cody Rhodes & Husky Harris defeated Mark Henry & Lucky Cannon at 3:03 when Rhodes pinned Cannon with Crossroads
WWE Superstars – 7/8/10: Chris Masters defeated Caylen Croft (w/ Trent Barretta) in a full nelson challenge; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout; after the contest, Masters challenged Barretta as well, with Croft & Barretta then double teaming Masters before hitting the atomic drop / running knee double team
WWE Superstars – 7/8/10: WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla defeated Kelly Kelly & Tiffany at 6:41 when Layla pinned Kelly after McCool kicked Kelly in the face behind the referee’s back as Kelly had Layla covered with a roll over; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Smackdown! – 7/9/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment with Teddy Long and Drew McIntyre in which McIntyre told Long that his citizenship issues had been resolved and then apologized for his actions against Long in recent months; Long then called McIntyre a liar and that he was only acting that way because Vince McMahon wasn’t around to protect him; McIntyre replied by saying he was going to nominate Long for the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame and that it would be a big weekend for both of them in Atlanta, with Long being inducted and McIntyre main eventing WrestleMania as the World Heavyweight Champion; Long then noted the upcoming Money in the Bank match and said McIntyre could win if he was in it, then told McIntyre to get down on his knees and beg for it before then showing footage from three weeks earlier in which McIntyre made Long beg; Long then made McIntyre praise him and say it was an honor and priviledge to have Long as his boss before saying that alone won’t get him in the ladder match; Long said McIntyre could earn a spot in the match by beating WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston later in the show; included a vignette on Alberto Del Rio in which he spoke about inspiring others; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. and trainer Dr. Michael Sampson regarding the injury Mysterio sustained the previous week at the hands of Jack Swagger; moments later, Swagger walked in, yelled at everyone to get out, and then dragged Mysterio out of the room by using the ankle lock; Swagger then continued to drag Mysterio down the hall using the hold before swinging him against the wall; Swagger eventually dragged Mysterio into the arena while applying the hold but let go and went backstage when the Big Show ran out to make the save; included an ad promoting “Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon;” featured a backstage segment in which CM Punk, his arm in a sling, and Luke Gallows walked past Rosa Mendes working out; included a vignette promoting the debut of Alberto Del Rio in which he spoke of his intelligence; featured an in-ring segment with Punk and Gallows in which Gallows told Serena to come out and explain her actions from the previous week; moments later, Serena came out and said the past week had been the hardest in her life and that Punk meant everything to her, then saying she did what she did to protect Punk from Kane; Gallows insulted her, saying she was supposed to set an example for women around the world and that if it were up to him, she would be kicked out of the Straight Edge Society; Punk then took the mic, noting it was his decision to make and that Serena was forgiven; after Gallows left the ring, Serena told Punk she would never fail him again with Punk adding that she better not; moments later, the two hugged as Gallows looked on from the entrance stage; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Kelly Kelly regarding her upcoming match at Money in the Bank against WWE Women’s Champion Layla; moments later, Layla interrupted with WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool then jumping Kelly from behind and the two leaving her laying; moments later, Kelly was tended to by referees and Tiffany; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Show regarding Swagger’s recent attacks on both Show and Mysterio, during which Show said he would make Swagger suffer:
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. and MVP at 9:16 when MVP submitted to the sleeper; Vickie provided guest commentary for the match but left the broadcast area when Chavo tried to win the match for himself instead of Ziggler; late in the match, MVP had Chavo covered following the Play of the Day but Vickie pulled the referee to the floor; the Money in the Bank briefcase was shown above the ring prior to the match
Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer defeated Christian & Matt Hardy at 2:55 when Hawkins pinned Hardy following the reverse DDT / elbowsmash off the top double team after Christian yanked his partner over the top rope to the floor and left ringside
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Drew McIntyre pinned WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston in a non-title match at 12:59 with the Future Shock after ramming Kingston into the ringpost as both men were on the ring apron; during the bout, a crawl at the bottom of the screen advertised Summer Slam Axxess tickets going on sale the following day; stipulations stated McIntyre would earn a spot in the Money in the Bank match if he won; the Money in the Bank briefcase was shown above the ring prior to the match
Cody Rhodes pinned JTG with Crossroads at 2:41 (Rhodes’ debut with new theme music)
The Big Show fought Jack Swagger to a double count-out at 4:07 when Show fought Swagger in the aisle and followed him up the ramp; after the match, Swagger attacked Show’s leg on the entrance stage; Show was tended to by referees as Swagger went backstage; moments later, Kane grabbed Swagger and dragged him into a room, then interrogating Swagger about the Undertaker’s injuries; Swagger repeatedly said he wasn’t at fault and would prove it the following week

WWE (Raw) @ Peoria, IL – Civic Center – July 9, 2010
Moved from Feb. 14
Featured an in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge with WWE World Champion Sheamus as Edge’s guest; after Sheamus said he would beat John Cena later in the show, the Raw GM sent word by one of the Bella Twins that it would now be a lumberjack match
Mark Henry pinned Zack Ryder with the powerslam
The Great Khali pinned William Regal following the chop to the head
WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox pinned Eve after faking an injury; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the match
Edge pinned Evan Bourne; after the match, Bourne hit the Air Bourne on Edge
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso following the springboard Hart Attack
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated John Morrison and Ted Dibiase Jr. by pinning Morrison
John Cena fought WWE World Champion Sheamus to a no contest in a lumberjack match when the lumberjacks – Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Michael Tarver, Darren Young, & Skip Sheffield – attacked the challenger; it was not announced until just before the match that Nexus would be the lumberjacks; after the contest, Evan Bourne, Santino Marella, John Morrison, Mark Henry, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd made the save; moments later, Cena dropped Barrett with the FU

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Chattanooga, TN – McKenzie Arena – July 10, 2010
Postponned to 1/14/11 due to scheduling conflicts

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena – July 10, 2010
Featured an in-ring segment in which Chavo Guerrero Jr. said Vickie Guerrero put him in charge of the show and called out World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. to discuss the attack he sustained from Jack Swagger on Smackdown; moments later, Swagger interrupted and eventually double teamed Mysterio with Chavo’s help; eventually, Kane appeared to make the save; Chavo then set up Kane vs. Mysterio vs. Swagger for later in the show, with Kane then dropping Chavo with the chokeslam
Christian & MVP defeated Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer when MVP pinned Hawkins with the Play of the Day
Cody Rhodes pinned Chris Masters with Crossroads
Alberto Del Rio pinned Finlay with a running enzuiguri
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Dolph Ziggler, Matt Hardy, and Drew McIntyre by pinning Ziggler with the spin kick to the face
WWE Women’s Champion Layla pinned Kelly Kelly with the neckbreaker; after the bout, Hornswoggle made the save for Kelly Kelly
The Big Show defeated Luke Gallows & the masked man by pinning the masked man with a chokeslam after catching him coming off the top
World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Jack Swagger and Kane by pinning Swagger with the 619 and springboard splash

WWE (Raw) @ Rockford, IL – Metro Centre – July 10, 2010
Included Brie & Nikki Bella as hosts of the show; featured an in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge with guest WWE World Champion Sheamus; moments later, one of the Bellas came out with a cell phone and relayed information from the Raw GM that the John Cena vs. Sheamus match later in the show would now be a lumberjack match
Mark Henry defeated Zack Ryder
The Great Khali defeated William Regal
WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox defeated Eve; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the bout
Edge pinned Evan Bourne after Bourne failed a hurricanrana off the top; after the bout, Edge attempted to hit Bourne with the spear but hit the corner instead, with Bourne then hitting the Shooting Star Press
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated John Morrison and Ted Dibiase Jr. when Miz pinned Morrison with the Skull Crushing Finale
John Cena fought WWE World Champion Sheamus to a no contest in a lumberjack match when Cena was assaulted by the lumberjacks; Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver, Darren Young, & Skip Sheffield were lumberjacks for the bout; after the match, Santino Marella attempted to make the save but was beaten down as well, with John Morrison, the Great Khali, Mark Henry, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd then clearing Nexus from the ring

WWE (Raw) @ Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena – July 11, 2010 (2,800)
Santino Marella defeated William Regal
The Great Khali defeated Zack Ryder
WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox defeated Eve
Edge defeated Mark Henry
Evan Bourne defeated Chris Jericho
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated John Morrison and Ted DiBiase Jr.
WWE World Champion Sheamus fought John Cena to a no contest

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Evansville, IN – Roberts Stadium – July 11, 2010 (2,600)
Christian & MVP defeated Vance Archer & Curt Hawkins
Cody Rhodes defeated Chris Masters
Alberto Del Rio defeated Finlay
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Dolph Ziggler, Matt Hardy and Drew McIntyre
WWE Women’s Champion Layla defeated Kelly Kelly
The Big Show defeated Luke Gallows & the masked man in a handicap match
World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio defeated Jack Swagger and Kane

WWE @ Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena – July 12, 2010
Raw – featured an opening announcement that Darren Young would not be able to compete as scheduled in the main event; included an in-ring promo by John Cena regarding the previous week’s fight with Nexus, his upcoming steel cage match with WWE World Champion Sheamus at Money in the Bank, and facing Nexus in a handicap match later in the night; moments later, Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Skip Sheffield, & Michael Tarver appeared at the entrance stage with Barrett saying Cena disrespected the Raw GM and would get what he deserved; Michael Cole then read an e-mail from the GM which read any WWE superstar that interferes in the handicap match would be suspended 90 days and that Nexus would have to tag in and out of the match or they too would be suspended 90 days; included a “Did you know?” graphic which stated WWE programming is seen by more than 15 million people every week in the US; featured a backstage segment with Barrett and Chris Jericho in which they talked about Jericho teaching Barrett during NXT; moments later, Jericho walked past Josh Matthews attempting to get an interview; Barrett then confronted Yoshi Tatsu about coming to Cena’s aid the previous week, with the other members of NXT then appearing and assaulting Tatsu; I Fight Dragons, who perform the Money in the Bank theme song, was shown sitting ringside for the show; included an in-ring promo by Ted Dibiase Jr., in a suit, alongside Maryse in which he called them the Million $ Couple before explaining that it was he and the Money in the Bank briefcase which hung above the ring; as Dibiase explained to Maryse that him winning Money in the Bank would benefit her and lead to him being WWE World Champion, John Morrison interrupted and insulted Maryse before Dibiase eventually jumped him; Morrison soon gained the upper hand but Maryse pulled Dibiase out of the ring as Morrison attempted Starship Pain; featured a promo to promote Santino Marella, Goldust, the Great Khali, & Vladimir Kozlov vs. William Regal, Zack Ryder, Doink the Clown, & Primo Colon set to the tune of the Brady Bunch theme song; included a backstage segment with guest host Florence Henderson and Marella in which they discussed the match later in the show; eventually, Regal walked in and tried to make a joke to get a laugh track reaction like Marella got; Regal eventually said the Partridge Family was better than the Bradys, with Henderson then slapping him; featured highlights from the WrestleMania 21 Money in the Bank match and Edge cashing in his title shot against WWE World Champion John Cena at New Year’s Revolution 06; included a backstage segment in which Matthews attempted to interview Sheffield regarding Nexus appearing on NXT the following night; moments later, Sheffield confronted Morrison with Morrison fighting off several members of Nexus before he was eventually overpowered and laid out; featured an ad promoting ‘Satan’s Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber;’ included a Summer Slam Recall recapping the 1995 ladder match between WWF IC Champion Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon; featured highlights from the WrestleMania 25 Money in the Bank match and CM Punk later cashing in the title shot to win the World Heavyweight Title from Jeff Hardy; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Edge regarding his match with Randy Orton earlier in the show and Jericho attacking him after the bout; featured a backstage segment where Evan Bourne was tended to by a trainer; moments later, Sheamus walked in and said it would have been a lot worse if it were him; Nexus then appeared behind Bourne, with Sheamus saying Bourne was one of Cena’s guys and then walked off; Barrett then further attacked Bourne’s neck before Nexus walked out, with Sheamus then insulting Bourne until Nexus reappeared in front of him, scaring Sheams to Cena’s lockerroom:
WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox pinned Gail Kim in a non-title match at 1:38 with the scissors kick after avoiding Eat Defeat; Eve provided guest commentary for the match; after the bout, Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM which stated Eve would challenge Alicia at Money in the Bank
Tamina, Jimmy & Jey Uso defeated Natalya Neidhart, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd at 2:44 when Jey pinned Smith with a splash off the top after kicking Smith as he had Jimmy covered with a roll over
Edge pinned Randy Orton at 11:36 with a reverse facebuster into a cover after Orton became distracted by Chris Jericho at ringside; after the bout, Jericho immediately dropped Edge with the Code Breaker, with Orton then dropping Jericho with the RKO; moments later, Evan Bourne ran out, fought off Orton, and attempted Air Bourne but Orton hit an RKO in mid-air; moments later, Bourne was tended to by officials in the ring (The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin fought Mark Henry to a no contest in a non-title impromptu match at around the 1-minute mark after Henry ran into the Raw GM pedestal at ringside, with Miz then hitting him with a trash can and dumping the trash over his body; prior to the bout, Miz cut an in-ring promo regarding the upcoming Money in the Bank match, with Miz showing footage of his recent attack on R-Truth and saying it would pale compared to what he would do to the other participants; moments later, Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM saying Miz would now face Henry, Truth’s replacement in the match; Cole then said “Just when you think you have all the answers, I change the questions”
Santino Marella, Vladimir Kozlov, Goldust, & the Great Khali defeated William Regal, Primo Colon, Zack Ryder, & Doink the Clown at 1:47 when Khali pinned Doink with a chop to the head; Florence Henderson was the guest ring announcer for the match; during the match, Regal was briefly distracted by Henderson wearing his jacket on the floor; after the contest, Santino went to hug Henderson but she passed him by to kiss Khali
Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Justin Gabriel, Michael Tarver, Skip Sheffield, & Heath Slater defeated John Cena in a handicap match at 7:18 when Gabriel scored the pin with the 450 splash; stipulations stated any WWE wrestler that tried to help Cena would be suspended for 90 days and that if Nexus did not tag in and out of the match then they would be suspended 90 days; after the bout, Nexus attempted to attack Cena only for Cena to grab a steel chair, assault Slater with it on the floor, and clear the ring; moments later, Nexus surrounded the ring only for WWE World Champion Sheamus to run out with a steel chair and help run Nexus from ringside
WWE Superstars – 7/15/10 – featured the Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. JTG and Vance Archer & Curt Hawkins vs. Jamin Conseco & Matt Cross matches taped 7/13/10 in Louisville, KY; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read 100 million video clips had already been watched on YouTube.com/WWE; featured an ad promoting “Satan’s Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber;” included highlights from the WrestleMania 21 Money in the Bank match and Edge cashing in his title shot against WWE World Champion John Cena at New Year’s Revolution 06:
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse & Jillian Hall at 3:40 when Jillian was pinned with a double leg pickup into a roll over after the Bellas switched places in the ring; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match; late in the bout, Jillian and Maryse tried unsuccessfully to switch places in the match
Chris Jericho defeated Yoshi Tatsu at 12:52 via submission with the Walls of Jericho; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match; the bout was briefly stopped mid-way through the match after Tatsu sustained a cut near his eye

WWE @ Louisville, KY – Freedom Hall – July 13, 2010
NXT – 7/13/10 – included an opening in-ring segment in which Matt Striker & Ashley Valence introduced the WWE pros, save for WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla, who sat on one side of the entrance stage, and Nexus, who sat on the other side; moments later, Wade Barrett said it was a priviledge to be back on NXT, he was looking forward to seeing the new rookies in action, and told the pros he hoped they weren’t up to something; Darren Young was not among Nexus; featured a video package on Alex Riley with comments from WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, Zack Ryder, McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla, Cody Rhodes, Mark Henry, John Morrison, and MVP; included a video package recapping Jack Swagger winning the Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania 26 and cashing it in days later to win the World Heavyweight Title from Chris Jericho; featured an ad promoting ‘Satan’s Playground: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber;’ included Percy Watson hosting his own in-ring talk show in which he brought out MVP as his guest for the night, then thanking MVP for his help and experience being his pro; Watson then said he would seize the moment like MVP tells him to, with Michael McGillicutty, Husky Harris, Eli Cottonwood, Kaval, Alex Riley, and Lucky Cannon then filing into the ring behind Watson; MVP followed by saying he brought his own group, with Kingston, Rhodes, Ryder, Morrison, Miz, and Henry then coming in the ring behind him; Striker then interrupted to suggested a battle royal, with Barrett then interrupting to say Nexus wanted to be part of it and that he would emerge the winner:
Mark Henry & Lucky Cannon defeated WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & Alex Riley at 11:37 when Henry pulled Riley into the ring and dropped him with the powerslam; after the bout, Henry brought a trash can into the ring and emptied it onto Riley as Miz watched on from the floor
Wade Barrett, Skip Sheffield, Heath Slater, David Otunga, Michael Tarver, & Justin Gabriel co-won a 20-man battle royal at 15:12 by last eliminating Cody Rhodes; order of elimination: Mark Henry by Rhodes, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, Michael McGillicutty, Kaval, Husky Harris, & Alex Riley (0:26); after the elimination, Henry was assaulted on the floor by Nexus; Eli Cottonwood by MVP & WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston (0:58); after the elimination, Cottonwood was assaulted on the floor by Nexus; MVP by Miz, Riley, & Rhodes (2:08); after the elimination, Nexus squared off against MVP on the floor until John Morrison & Kingston came to his aid; Percy Watson by Otunga (7:31); McGillicutty by Barrett (8:24); Riley (?); Harris by Sheffield & Otunga (8:48); Kaval by Zack Ryder (8:54); Ryder by Miz (9:44); Miz eliminated himself after failing to form an alliance with Nexus (10:31); Morrison by Gabriel as Morrison tried to hang onto the ring ropes (13:00); Kingston by Barrett (13:48); Rhodes by Sheffield; a crawl at the bottom of the screen advertised WrestleMania travel packages during the bout; after the match, Nexus continued to assault Morrison, Rhodes, and Kingston were assaulted in and out of the ring, with Barrett hitting the fireman’s carry and forward slam on Kingston and Gabriel hitting the 450 splash onto Rhodes; moments later, Matt Striker asked Barrett what he thought of the fans’ opinion of Nexus, with Barrett telling Striker to back up and taking the mic; Barrett then said Nexus returned to NXT as a powerful force; Striker then asked if they were proud of what they did to John Cena on Raw, with Barrett saying he was proud of everything he’s done, including his group
WWE Superstars – 7/15/10: Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned JTG with the frog splash at 5:29; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Vance Archer & Curt Hawkins defeated Jamin Conseco & Matt Cross at 2:54 when Hawkins pinned Cross following the reverse DDT / elbowsmash off the top; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Smackdown! – 7/16/10 – featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE has more Facebook fans than the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, and MLB; included a backstage segment with the trainer and World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. in which Mysterio’s injured ankle was tended to; moments later, Josh Matthews conducted an interview with Mysterio about the injury, during which Mysterio initially said he would go out later in the show and forfeit the belt to Swagger before emphasizing that he would be defending the title as scheduled during Money in the Bank; moments later, Swagger was shown speaking on the phone with someone that said they would be at the arena in 30 minutes to help Swagger with the Kane situation; featured highlights from the WrestleMania 21 Money in the Bank match and Edge cashing in his title shot against WWE World Champion John Cena at New Year’s Revolution 06; included a vignette promoting the debut of Alberto Del Rio in which he spoke of his intelligence; featured highlights from the WrestleMania 25 Money in the Bank match and CM Punk later cashing in the title shot to win the World Heavyweight Title from Jeff Hardy; included an in-ring segment with CM Punk, Luke Gallows, Serena, & the masked man in which Punk bragged about his Money in the Bank victories and said he was leading a superior society; moments later, the Big Show interrupted by bringing out a step ladder and a larger ladder, said Punk was trying to put the crowd to sleep and he was there to entertain; Punk’s group went to the floor as Show discussed his participation in Money in the Bank; moments later, Show went to climb the ladder but broke the bottom rung; he then called for his own special ladder to be brought out which weighed 350lbs. and could carry 2,000lbs.; Punk interrupted by comparing Show to King Kong and that if Kane hadn’t injured him, he would be the one winning Money in the Bank; moments later, Gallows & the masked man attacked Show as Punk went to climb Show’s ladder as the briefcase hung overhead; Show then threw Gallows and the masked man to the floor, followed Punk up the ladder, held him in place, and took off Punk’s mask, revealing his bald head; featured an ad promoting ‘Satan’s Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber;’ included a backstage segment in which Swagger was shown speaking on the phone with the person that was on their way to the arena; included a vignette promoting the debut of Del Rio in which he discussed his bravery; featured a backstage segment in which a limo was shown arriving to the arena and a man (Jimmy Golden) climbed out and joined Swagger; included a “Did you know?” graphic which noted the WWE’s numerous awards for their support of the US troops, including the “USO’s Legacy of Hope,” “Corporate Patriot,” and “Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award;” featured a closing in-ring segment with Swagger and the other man in which Swagger introduced the man as his father and then showed photos on the big screen of them working out, competing in a fishing tournament and a chicken wing eating contest the same weekend the Undertaker suffered his injuries; moments later, Kane interrupted, saying Swagger was a liar and then putting a choke on him; Swagger fought back and applied the ankle lock until Mysterio ran out and dropped Swagger with the 619; Kane then put Swagger’s father in a choke as Swagger dropped to the floor and watched Kane drop his father with a chokeslam; Swagger then yelled at Kane and slowly walked backstage as Kane dropped his father with the tombstone:
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston fought Cody Rhodes to a no contest in a non-title match at the 10-minute mark when Kane appeared and dropped both men with the chokeslam; prior to the bout, footage was shown of the attack Kingston sustained on NXT against Nexus; after the match, Kane took the mic and said Jack Swagger was a liar and he would condemn him later in the show; the Money in the Bank briefcase was hung above the ring for the bout
Drew McIntyre pinned Christian at 11:29 with the Future Shock after putting his thumb in Christian’s eye and then dropping him throat-first across the middle rope; the Money in the Bank briefcase was hung above the ring for the bout
Kelly Kelly (w/ Tiffany) & Chris Masters defeated WWE Women’s Champion Layla & Trent Barretta (w/ Caylen Croft) at 1:35 when Kelly pinned Layla with the K2 after Layla became distracted by Rosa Mendes, who appeared ringside late in the bout jumping rope to show Layla how she was working out
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Matt Hardy with the Zig Zag at 10:57 after Hardy narrowly avoided colliding with Guerrero on the ring apron; prior to the bout, Hardy cut a promo saying he felt at home on a ladder and would cash in his Money in the Bank title shot Sunday and would leave the pay-per-view as world champion; the Money in the Bank briefcase was hung above the ring for the bout

WWE (Raw & Smackdown!) @ Omaha, NE – Qwest Center – July 17, 2010 (6,000)
Christian pinned Cody Rhodes with the Killswitch
Santino Marella pinned Zack Ryder with the Cobra
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Evan Bourne and Mark Henry in an impromptu match
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso when Smith scored the win with the Sharpshooter
John Morrison pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) with Starship Pain
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Drew McIntyre, Matt Hardy, and Dolph Ziggler
WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox pinned Eve with the scissors kick
John Cena, Randy Orton, World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr., & the Big Show fought WWE World Champion Sheamus, Edge, Jack Swagger, & Chris Jericho to a no contest when Wade Barrett, Skip Sheffield, Darren Young, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, & Michael Tarver interfered and attacked both teams as Cena had Sheamus in the STFU; after the bout, the other wrestlers on the show, including Santino Marella and Christian, ran out to make the save

Money in the Bank – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center – July 18, 2010
Santino Marella pinned William Regal
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Matt Striker on commentary; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion Sheamus regarding his steel cage match later in the night against John Cena and coming to Cena’s aid against Nexus the previous week on Raw; featured footage from the previous Friday’s Smackdown of Jack Swagger allowing Kane to drop his father with the chokeslam and tombstone; included a backstage segment in which Swagger was shown speaking on the phone with his mom, trying to calm her down and eventually telling her to shut up, that it wasn’t his fault, and that it happened because his dad was trying to steal his spotlight; featured ads promoting the next season of ‘Criss Angel: Mindfreak;’ included a backstage segment with Chris Jericho and Edge in which they each said they would win Money in the Bank later in the night, cash it in, and be world champion by the end of the night; featured a “Don’t try this at home” PSA; several National Guard soldiers were shown sitting ringside; included an ad promoting Summer Slam 2010:
Kane defeated Drew McIntyre, WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston, Cody Rhodes, the Big Show, Christian, Matt Hardy, and Dolph Ziggler in Money in the Bank match at 26:19 after dropping McIntyre with a chokeslam from the top of the ladder to the mat; at the 10-minute mark, Kingston hit a Boom Drop from the top of the ladder onto McIntyre and through the Spanish commentary table; at the 13-minute mark, Show pulled out his own reinforced ladder from under the ring; at the 20-minute mark, the other participants, save for McIntyre, buried Show on the floor underneath ladders
WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox pinned Eve at 5:54 with the scissors kick after lifting her knees to block a somersault splash off the middle rope by the challenger
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso (w/ Tamina) at 5:54 when Jimmy submitted to Smith’s Sharpshooter, moments after Natalya attacked an interfering Tamina and Kidd dove onto Jey outside the ring
World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jack Swagger at 10:45 with a hurricanrana into a roll up after unlacing his boot to escape the challenger’s ankle lock; after the match, Swagger attacked Mysterio and reapplied the ankle lock until Kane ran out to make the save, assaulted Swagger in the aisle, and eventually chased him backstage; moments later, Kane returned with the Money in the Bank briefcase and a referee for his title shot
Kane pinned World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. to win the title in an impromptu match at the 54-second mark with the chokeslam and tombstone
WWE Women’s Champion Layla (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool) pinned Kelly Kelly (w/ Tiffany) at 3:59 by blocking a sunset flip of the top, moments after Kelly & Tiffany tackled an interfering McCool on the floor; prior to the bout, footage was shown of McCool & Layla attacking Kelly backstage on Smackdown two weeks earlier; during the bout, a crawl at the bottom of the screen advertised WrestleMania 27 travel packages now on sale
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Randy Orton, Edge, Chris Jericho, Evan Bourne, John Morrison, Mark Henry, and Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) in a Money in the Bank match at 20:28 after knocking Orton off the ladder, with Orton landing across the ropes as he fell off; at around the 8-minute mark, as several of the participants were knocked down on the floor, Maryse climbed in the ring and went to climb one of the ladders until Morrison stopped her; after the match, Miz took the mic and said he made it, made believers out of all the critics, and was a future WWE World Champion (Ladder Match 2: Crash & Burn)
WWE World Champion Sheamus defeated John Cena in a steel cage match at 23:01 by escaping over the top of the cage as John Cena fought with Nexus on the opposite side of the cage; mid-way through the match, there were dueling chants of “Let’s go Cena” and “Let’s go Sheamus;” at the 20-minute mark, Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Michael Tarver, Skip Sheffield, Darren Young, and Heath Slater came ringside with a bolt cutter but a referee took it away and ran backstage; they then intimidated the ringside referee but he threw his keys into the crowd to keep them from interfering; moments later, Cena went to climb out of the cage, drawing the Nexus members to that side of the ring as Slater fought with Sheamus before Sheamus escaped the ring; after the match, Sheamus immediately escaped into the crowd; moments later, Cena assaulted Young and Tarver at ringside, eventually ramming the steel steps into Tarver’s face before leaving ringside

WWE @ Tulsa, OK – Bank of Oklahoma Center – July 19, 2010
Alberto Del Rio defeated Goldust
Raw – featured an ad promoting ‘Satan’s Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber;’ included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Wade Barrett regarding whether he could compete individually against Mark Henry; after Matthews left, WWE World Champion Sheamus appeared and told Barrett he had a proposal for him and declined Barrett’s invitation to come into Nexus’s locker room; featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler, from ringside, conducting an interview with John Cena, backstage, regarding Nexus and noted that no one WWE superstar could face them; Cena then said he wanted to meet with Barrett and Nexus in the ring later in the show and implied he wanted to join them; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE has more Facebook fans than NFL, NHL, NASCAR, and MLB; featured an in-ring promo by Sheamus in which he bragged about having beaten Cena three consecutive times and that Cena wouldn’t be getting another title shot anytime soon; Sheamus then said he made a truce with Barrett and Randy Orton would now have no chance at Summer Slam to beat him; WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin then interrupted, carrying out the Money in the Bank briefcase, and said he was the one in control because he could get a title shot at any time, whether it be at Summer Slam, WrestleMania, or later in the show; Miz then said he would stalk Sheamus until the right moment came, with Sheamus replying with he was the champion and Miz was nothing; as Sheamus went to leave the ring, Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM stating Miz should remain ringside if he wanted to cash in the title shot because Sheamus would be facing Evan Bourne next; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Miz regarding what happened moments earlier with R-Truth, with Miz saying Truth just cost him the WWE World Title but there would be more opportunities within the next year; featured a Summer Slam Recall focusing on the Steve Austin vs. Undertaker match from Summer Slam 98; included a backstage segment where Sheamus was tended to by a trainer and referee and yelled at Brie & Nikki Bell and Gail Kim, who he saw laughing nearby; moments later, Orton confronted Sheamus, who had an ice pack to his head, and said he would be champion at the end of Summer Slam; featured a look at John Morrison being on the cover of the current issue of Muscle & Fitness; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read Cena designed a new 7-Eleven coffee cup and all proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation:
Randy Orton defeated Chris Jericho and Edge at 15:10 by pinning Edge after dropping both men with the RKO; stipulations stated the winner would challenge for the WWE World Title at Summer Slam; Jericho had his right arm taped following an injury sustained at Money in the Bank; following the commercial break, Edge cut an in-ring promo challenging Jericho to come back out, saying their history dates back 11 years and that they’ve cost each other two many matches and championships; moments later, Jericho took the mic and said he could get Nexus to do whatever he wanted and could have them take years of Edge’s career; Edge replied by saying Nexus would rather side with him, with Wade Barrett, Skip Sheffield, Darren Young, Michael Tarver, Heath Slater, David Otunga, and Justin Gabriel then interrupting; Barrett said Nexus would be lucky to call either man an ally; moments later, Nexus surrounded Edge and attacked him as Jericho cheered them on, with Sheffield hitting a spear on Edge before Jericho locked the Walls of Jericho on him; Jericho eventually released the hold as he noticed Nexus staring at him, with Barrett then saying Edge had a point too; Nexus then assaulted Jericho, with Barrett punching Jericho in the face and Otunga hitting a spinebuster; Barrett then stood over Jericho and said he didn’t teach him anything as his pro (The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
Eve pinned Maryse (w/ Ted Dibiase Jr.) at 1:17 with a kick to the head; Dibiase provided guest commentary for the match; after the bout, Dibiase protested the finish since Maryse’s foot was on the bottom rope during the cover; moments later, John Morrison attacked Dibiase and hit Starship Pain
WWE World Champion Sheamus pinned Evan Bourne in a non-title impromptu match at 10:30 with the kick to the head after kicking the ropes into Bourne’s leg as Bourne attempted to get back in the ring; WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin sat ringside for the bout; after the match, Miz assaulted Sheamus with the Money in the Bank breifcase and dropped Sheamus with the Skull Crushing Finale onto the briefcase; moments later, Miz ordered that he was cashing in his title shot and waited for the bell to ring until R-Truth came out, with Miz taking back the briefcase, briefly fighting with Truth on the floor, and retreating backstage
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated William Regal & Zack Ryder at 2:55 when Marella pinned Ryder with a diving headbutt after Kozlov dropped Ryder with a spinebuster
Wade Barrett pinned Mark Henry at 3:21 with a fireman’s carry into a slam after kicking Henry in the face as Henry became distracted by Nexus, who appeared moments earlier at the entrance stage; Henry had a bandage on his head following Money in the Bank; stipulations stated Nexus could not be ringside for the match; after the contest, Barrett knocked Henry to the floor before taking the mic and telling John Cena to come out and face them like he said he would earlier in the show; following the commercial break, Michael Tarver took the mic, said Cena needed to acknowledge Nexus ran the show, and needed to apologize for his recent attacks against them; moments later, Cena appeared and said he wanted the same thing WWE World Champion Sheamus got earlier in the show, a truce; Barrett rejected the offer and said he wanted Cena as part of Nexus; Cena turned down the offer and left the ring but said he would take all of them down, with or without help; Cena said the peace offering was just a test and that he had help from a team that would face them at Summer Slam; Edge, John Morrison, R-Truth, the Great Khali, Chris Jericho, and Brt Hart then appeared ringside, with Cena’s team rushing the ring and scaring Nexus into the crowd
WWE Superstars – 7/22/10 – included the MVP & Chris Masters vs. Caylen Croft & Trent Barretta and Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. JTG matches taped 7/20/10 in Little Rock, AR; featured an ad promoting ‘Satan’s Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber;’ included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE has more than 100,000 hours in its video library which powers WWE Classics On Demand; featured a vignette on Nexus; included an ad promoting WWE Classics On Demand:
Primo Colon pinned Yoshi Tatsu at 4:40 with a Backstabber after crotching Tatsu across the top rope; featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso (w/ Tamina) at 12:46 when Kidd scored the pin following the springboard Hart Attack while at the same time kicking the other Uso; featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary
Dark match after the show: John Cena fought WWE World Champion Sheamus to a no contest when Wade Barrett, Skip Sheffield, Darren Young, Michael Tarver, Heath Slater, David Otunga, and Justin Gabriel interfered; after the bout, Chris Jericho, Edge, Bret Hart, the Great Khali, John Morrison, and R-Truth made the save, with Hart then putting Slater in the Sharpshooter

– 7/20/10: ‘Rumble Road’ was released.

WWE @ Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena – July 20, 2010
Alberto Del Rio defeated Kaval
NXT – 7/20/10 – featured opening footage of Matt Striker running the obstacle course earlier in the day in the empty arena as a demonstration for what the rookies would be doing later in the show, during which it was announced polls would open on WWE.com the following day at noon EST for the next fans’ poll and results would be released the following week; included an opening segment of the VIP Lounge in which MVP introduced Percy Watson as his guest, with MVP then saying he was upset with what Watson did the previous week and that the MVP of old would have done the same thing; Watson then apologized and said he learned from the experience, with the two then making up; Striker then interrupted, discussed the upcoming poll, and asked Watson to talk about why he should be ranked #1 in the poll; after Watson cut a promo, Striker eventually cut him off and thanked him for his thoughts; Cody Rhodes & Husky Harris then came out, with Striker giving them the same opportunity to say why Harris should be ranked #1; after Harris spoke, Striker said the four men would be in tag team action next; featured a vignette on Lucky Cannon, with comments from Mark Henry, WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston, WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla, MVP, John Morrison, Zack Ryder, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, and Rhodes; included a vignette on Michael McGillicutty with comments from Ryder, Henry, Kingston, MVP, McCool & Layla, Rhodes, Morrison, and Miz; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read John Cena designed a new 7-Eleven coffee cup and all proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation; featured an ad promoting ‘Satan’s Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber;’ included a segment on the entrance stage in which Morrison & Eli Cottonwood and McCool, Layla, & Kaval were given 60 seconds to discuss why Cottonwood and Kaval, respectively, should be ranked #1 in the poll; featured a closing segment of the obstacle course challenge in which the winner would win immunity in the next week’s elimination; prior to the challenge, Kingston & McGillicutty were given 60 seconds to discuss why McGillicutty should be ranked #1; McGillicutty then won the course with 26.7 seconds:
Cody Rhodes & Husky Harris defeated MVP & Percy Watson at 10:55 when Harris pinned MVP with a running senton after Rhodes hit a springboard kick to the face to MVP; the remaining WWE pros – save for an injured Mark Henry – sat on the stage for the match
Alex Riley (w/ WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin) pinned Lucky Cannon at 1:13 with a fireman’s carry into a Diamond Cutter; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Nexus attacking Mark Henry the previous night on Raw, explaining why Henry couldn’t be in Cannon’s corner for the match; following the ring entrances, Cannon and Riley were given 60 seconds to say why the fans should vote for them in the WWE.com poll, with Miz then taking the mic and saying the fans had no idea what they really wanted and that they should vote for Riley “because the future WWE Champion told you to;” the other pros sat at the stage for the match; after the bout, Miz hit Cannon with the Money in the Bank briefcase before following with the Skull Crushing Finale onto the briefcase
WWE Superstars – 7/22/10: MVP (w/ Percy Watson) & Chris Masters defeated Caylen Croft & Trent Barretta at 5:34 when MVP pinned Croft with the Play of the Day; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
WWE Superstars – 7/22/10: Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned JTG with the frog splash at 2:50; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Smackdown! – 7/23/10 – featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Kane in which he discussed winning Money in the Bank on Sunday and then taking the title from Rey Mysterio Jr., then saying he did it all for the Undertaker but couldn’t celebrate because Taker remains unresponsive; Kane then said Taker’s attacker was still at large and would not rest until he found the person responsible; video clips of Kane and Taker aired throughout Kane’s promo; included Josh Mathews conducting a backstage interview with Jack Swagger regarding his upcoming Best 2 out of 3 falls match against Rey Mysterio Jr., with the winner advancing to challenge Kane at Summer Slam, during which Swagger complained about being cheated out of the title at Money in the Bank; Swagger then said he would put Kane in the hospital just like Kane put his father there; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE has been making wishes come through with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for more than 25 years; included a vignette promoting the debut of Alberto Del Rio in which he discussed his bravery; featured a backstage segment with WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla in which they celebrated Layla’s title defense at Money in the Bank and gave each other a necklace; moments later, Teddy Long walked in and said Layla would defend the title the following week against Tiffany; included a backstage segment in which WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston, alongside Michael McGillicutty, had a neckbrace removed; featured a backstage segment in which Big Show gave Rosa Mendes a high five; included an ad promoting ‘Satan’s Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber;’ featured a grooming tip segment hosted by Cody Rhodes in which he gave tips on how to trim nose hairs; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Mysterio regarding his upcoming match with Swagger; featured a “Don’t try this at home” PSA; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to all live events in the US; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Del Rios in which he said most people were mentally and physically weak and didn’t take pride in themselves:
Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes defeated Christian & Matt Hardy at 13:22 when McIntyre pinned Hardy with a boot to the head, moments after Hardy accidentally punched Christian in the face; Hardy’s ribs were heavily taped and Christian had a black eye as a result of Money in the Bank; after the match, Christian extended his hand for Hardy to shake, with the two shaking hands and Hardy apologizing for hitting Christian
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston at 14:53 in a non-title match via submission with the sleeper after Guerrero grabbed Kingston’s leg from the floor, allowing Ziggler to hit the Zig Zag; Michael McGillicutty escorted Kingston to the ring but was ejected by Guerrero at the 4-minute mark; Ziggler’s left arm was heavily taped following Money in the Bank; after the contest, Ziggler took the title belt and celebrated with it in the ring until the referee took it from him
The Big Show pinned the Masked Man (sub. for Luke Gallows) (w/ CM Punk, Gallows, & Serena) at 1:33 with the punch to the face; late in the bout, Show unmasked his opponent, revealing him as Joey Mercury, and put the mask on his own face
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Jack Swagger in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-1; fall #1: Mysterio won via disqualification at 11:13 when Swagger refused to break the ankle lock after Mysterio reached the ropes; fall #2: Mysterio submitted to the ankle lock at 16:07 after Swagger blocked the 619; fall #3: Mysterio pinned Swagger with a crucifix at 19:33; stipulations stated the winner would earn a World Heavyweight Title shot at Summer Slam; after the bout, Swagger attacked Mysterio’s knee until World Heavyweight Champion Kane ran out and dropped Swagger with the chokeslam; moments later, Kane helped Mysterio to his feet and raised his hand in victory before leaving the ring; Kane then returned to the ring and attempted the chokeslam but Mysterio blocked it and hit the 619 before escaping up the ramp as the show came to a close

WWE (Raw) @ Houston, TX – Toyota Center – July 23, 2010
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated William Regal & Zack Ryder at the 8-minute mark
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Mark Henry at the 4-minute mark
Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) defeated Goldust at the 7-minute mark
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso at the 14-minute mark
Evan Bourne defeated Chris Jericho at the 18-minute mark
WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox defeated Eve at the 9-minute mark
Randy Orton defeated Edge in a streetfight at the 19-minute mark
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification in a lumberjack match when Nexus interfered

WWE (Raw) @ Shreveport, LA – Hirsch Memorial Coliseum – July 24, 2010
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated William Regal & Zack Ryder
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Mark Henry
Goldust defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse)
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
Evan Bourne defeated Chris Jericho
WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox defeated Eve
Randy Orton defeated Edge in a streetfight
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification in a lumberjack match when Nexus interfered

WWE @ Beaumont, TX – Arena – July 25, 2010

WWE @ San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center – July 26, 2010
Shawn Michaels was backstage at the show
Raw taping:
7/26/10 – featured an opening in-ring promo by John Cena regarding Nexus and the announcement of his team the previous week, then saying his team would end Nexus at Summer Slam before comparing the team to the Super Friends; moments later, Chris Jericho walked out, with the crowd chanting “Y2J,” with Jericho taking offense to it being referred to as Cena’s team and that he influenced Wade Barret and thus he knew him better than anyone; Cena replied by saying the team was Jericho’s; Jericho continued to argue with him until Cena said Jericho was vital to the team; moments later, Jericho said Cena was just like Nexus but he had the crowd’s support and that, once Nexus was taken care of, he would take Cena out as well; Michael Cole then interrupted, after receiving an e-mail from the Raw GM, to state the Summer Slam match would now be an elimination match, Nexus would face seven WWE stars in an elimination match later in the show, and Cena and Jericho would be in a tag team match as partners; included a backstage segment with Edge, Ted Dibiase Jr. and Maryse in which Edge told Dibiase he wished he was on his Summer Slam team instead of the Great Khali; Dibiase then said he would beat John Morrison later in the show and prove to Cena that Morrison and Khali didn’t deserve to be on the team; moments later, Runjin Singh was shown looking on nearby; featured a Summer Slam Recall focusing on the Ultimate Warrior vs. WWF IC Champion the Honkytonk Man match at Summer Slam 88; included a backstage segment in which Khali confronted Edge, with Singh then saying he heard everything Edge said about Khali, and Khali challenged Edge to a match; Edge agreed but said that if Khali lost then he would be off the team; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read nearly 4 times as many people watched Raw the previous week than Major League Baseball on ESPN; included a backstage segment with WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin and WWE World Champion Sheamus in which they talked about their altercation earlier in the show and teaming up to face Cena & Jericho later in the show, with Miz saying he would cash in his title shot after their tag team match and would take Sheamus’s title; Sheamus then knocked the briefcase out of Miz’s hand and walked off; featured an ad promoting ‘Satan’s Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber;’ included a “Did you know?” graphic which read Cena designed a new 7-Eleven coffee cup and all proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation; featured an ad promoting NBC airing the WrestleMania 26 World Television Premiere on Aug. 7; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Randy Orton regarding his WWE World Title shot at Summer Slam and his attacks on Sheamus and Miz earlier in the show:
Randy Orton pinned Jey Uso (w/ Jimmy Uso & Tamina) with the RKO at 2:33; WWE World Champion Sheamus sat ringside for the match; after the bout, Jimmy jumped Orton from behind only for Orton to gain the upper hand; moments later, Sheamus slid in the ring to try to kick Orton in the face but accidentally kicked Jimmy instead; Orton followed by dropping Sheamus with the RKO; WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin then ran out to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot; as the referee waited for Sheamus to get to his feet, Orton slid back in the ring and dropped Miz with the RKO; after the commercial break, Sheamus and Miz argued in the ring until Michael Cole received another e-mail from the Raw GM in which it was ordered Sheamus & Miz would face John Cena & Chris Jericho later in the show
Edge fought the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) to a no contest at the 1:30 mark when Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Skip Sheffield, David Otunga, Justin Gabriel, Darren Young, & Michael Tarver came out, with Edge and Singh escaping ringside; Cole called the match by himself after noting Jerry Lawler was getting ready to be part of the elimination tag team match later in the show against Nexus; stipulations stated Khali would be off John Cena’s Summer Slam team if he lost; after the bout, Nexus surrounded Khali but then let him leave the ring unharmed
Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Skip Sheffield, David Otunga, Justin Gabriel, Darren Young, & Michael Tarver Evan Bourne, Mark Henry, Jerry Lawler, Yoshi Tatsu, Goldust, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd in an elimination match at 11:44; prior to the bout, Natalya Neidhart escorted Smith & Kidd to the ring but returned backstage before the match began; Tarver pinned Tatsu with a modified powerslam at the 51-second mark; Slater pinned Lawler with a jumping side Russian legsweep after avoiding the fistdrop from the middle turnbuckle (elimination came during the commercial break); Slater pinned Smith with the jumping side Russian legsweep at 6:58; Otunga pinned Goldust at 8:13 with an elbow drop and spinebuster after Young tripped Goldust from the floor; Sheffield pinned Henry with a clothesline at 10:07 after Henry splashed Gabriel in the corner; Young pinned Kidd at 11:01 with a full nelson into a facebuster; Barrett pinned Bourne with the fireman’s carry into the forward slam; after the match, Bourne sustained Sheffield’s clothesline, Otunga’s spinebuster, and Gabriel’s 450 splash; Barrett then took the mic and said his team dominated because they had a common purpose while John Cena’s team had too many egos and agendas; Sheffield and Tarver then cut promos saying they had a focus and would save Cena for last at Summer Slam
WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox pinned Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella) in a non-title match at 1:04 with the scissors kick after Jillian Hall came ringside and prevented the Bellas from switching places behind the referee’s back; after the match, Jillian took the mic and sang Queen’s “We Are the Champions” until Alicia attacked her and dropped her with the scissors kick
Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) pinned John Morrison at 2:17 after hitting a drop toe hold and causing Morrison to butt heads with R-Truth, who provided guest commentary for the bout and prevented Dibiase from using the ropes for leverage during the final moments; after the bout, Morrison argued with Truth over the loss; moments later, John Cena was shown watching the situation backstage
WWE World Champion Sheamus & WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated John Cena & Chris Jericho at 13:23 when Miz pinned Cena after Jericho attacked his partner and dropped Cena with the Code Breaker; after the bout, Jericho applied the Walls of Jericho on Cena, with Cena then reversing it into the STFU; moments later, the Great Khali came out to break up the fight only to be dropped by Edge and a spear; John Morrison and R-Truth then came out, with all the men arguing and Khali dropping Morrison and Edge with chops to the head as the show ended
WWE Superstars – 7/29/10 – featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE has been making wishes come true for kids with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for more than 25 years; included a vignette of Rey Mysterio Jr.; featured an ad promoting “Satan’s Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber;” included the Caylen Croft vs. Chris Masters and MVP vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr. matches taped 7/27/10 in Corpus Christi, TX:
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated William Regal & Primo Colon at 11:49 when Kozlov pinned Primo after catching him coming off the top and hitting the Iron Curtain after Marella scared Regal from the ring with the Cobra; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
8/2/10 – featured an opening in-ring promo by Edge in which he said his Summer Slam team was letting him down and that he was going to start doing things his own way; Edge then challenged Wade Barrett to a match later in the show; moments later, R-Truth appeared and said it was fine if Edge didn’t want to listen to John Cena but it had to be a team effort; the two had words until Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM, which read Edge would face Barrett immediately; included a “Did you know?” graphic which noted the WWE’s numerous awards for their support of the US troops, including the “USO’s Legacy of Hope,” “Corporate Patriot,” and “Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award; featured a Summer Slam Recall focusing on the Bret Hart vs. WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect match from Summer Slam 1991; included a backstage segment with John Morrison, the Great Khali, and Runjin Singh in which Morrison said the team of seven wouldn’t win if they didn’t work together and noted Khali would face Ted Dibiase Jr. later in the show; moments later, Michael Tarver and David Otunga appeared and said they didn’t attack Khali the previous week because they respected him, then said Cena was looking to kick him off the team but that they would love to work with him; featured an ad promoting Saturday’s WrestleMania 26 World Television Premiere on NBC; included a backstage segment with Edge and Jericho in which Edge said Cena needed them and not the other way around and that, together, they could take over the WWE; the two then shook hands and hugged before Cole received another e-mail from the GM which read Edge & Jericho would face Cena & Bret Hart the following week and that Nexus would serve as lumberjacks for the bout; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Randy Orton regarding his match with WWE World Champion Sheamus at Summer Slam and facing WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin later in the show; included the world television premiere of the trailer for “Legendary,” starring Cena; featured a segment in which Will Ferrell & Mark Whalberg, of “The Other Guys,” spoke about their film until Brie & Nikki Bella appeared and began hitting on Ferrell while Whalberg was ignored; Ferrell quickly turned them down, with Whalberg then bragging about how big a WWE fan he was and that he cried when Wendi Richter was inducted into the Hall of Fame; after Ferrell walked out, Whalberg said he liked WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox anyway, with one of the Bellas shoving him:
Edge fought Wade Barrett to a no contest at the 6-minute mark when Edge ran into the crowd after Justin Gabriel, Darren Young, Skip Sheffield, Heath Slater, David Otunga, & Michael Tarver ran out to the ring; following the commercial break, Edge confronted John Cena backstage about why he didn’t help him against Nexus, with Cena saying he was just doing what Edge asked; Cena then said the only way his team would win at Summer Slam was if it was seven on seven, with Edge then saying he was off the team; moments later, Chris Jericho appeared and said Cena should be the one to quit the team and challenged Cena to a match with the loser getting kicked off the team
WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox, Jillian Hall, & Tamina defeated Eve, Gail Kim, & Natalya Neidhart at 2:53 when Alicia pinned Natalya with the scissors kick after Natalya knocked Tamina to the floor; after the bout, Alicia took the mic and said her’s was the greatest reign in the history of the title, that she had beaten the other five divas, and that there was no one that could beat her; moments later, Melina appeared with Alicia trying to flee the ring until she was pushed back in by Jillian; Melina then laid out Alicia (Melina’s surprise return after an 8-month absence)
WWE World Champion Sheamus pinned Goldust in a non-title match at 2:08 with the High Cross crucifix powerbomb; prior to the bout, footage was shown of a Sheamus vs. Goldust ECW bout from 2009; after the bout, Sheamus took the mic and noted his progress in the past year and said he ended Triple H’s career and would do the same to Randy Orton at Summer Slam (the first time the powerbomb is referred to by name)
John Cena defeated Chris Jericho at 14:12 via submission with the STFU; stipulations stated the loser would be off the WWE’s team at Summer Slam; Jericho tapped before Cena had the hold properly applied; after the bout, Jericho threw the ring steps in frustration; moments later, Cena took the mic and said he didn’t want Jericho off the team but wouldn’t beg him to join it; Jericho then approached the ring but turned around and went backstage
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) at 2:20 via submission with the head vice after Dibiase became distracted by Wade Barrett & Skip Sheffield, who appeared ringside late in the bout
Randy Orton pinned WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin in a non-title match at 14:15 with the RKO; prior to the bout, Miz cut an in-ring promo in which he said Orton hurt his own career by attacking Miz the previous week; early in the match, WWE World Champion Sheamus appeared at the entrance stage; after the bout, Sheamus ran ringside but Orton held him off from entering the ring as the show ended (The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
WWE Superstars – 8/5/10 – featured an ad promoting the WrestleMania 26 World Television Premiere Saturday on NBC; included a trailer for “Legendary,” staring John Cena; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read Cena designed a new 7-Eleven coffee cup and all proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation; featured a vignette on WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin; featured the WWE Women’s Champion Layla vs. Tiffany and Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer vs. Trent Barretta & Caylen Croft matches taped 7/28/10 in Laredo, TX:
Evan Bourne pinned Zack Ryder at 13:02 with the Shooting Star Press following a backdrop off the top; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout (Wrestling’s Highest Flyers)

WWE @ Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center – July 27, 2010
NXT – 7/27/10 – featured an opening segment in which the WWE pros were shown seated at the entrance stage, with Matt Striker then introducing the rookies and letting them speak on a topic of their choice; during their segments, Kaval noted he was previously known as Low-Ki and Michael McGillicutty called out WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin for his comments against McGillicutty the previous week, with Miz saying he could talk to him when he gets a Raw or Smackdown contract; included a video package on Percy Watson with comments from WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla, MVP, Mark Henry, WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, Cody Rhodes, and Zack Ryder; featured a backstage segment in which John Morrison and Eli Cottonwood, both wearing “Mustache” T-shirts, reviewed footage from the previous week’s obstacle course and Cottonwood being disqualified; moments later, Cottonwood said he had one word for his opponent later in the night, McGillicutty, which was “mustache;” Morrison was shown with shorter hair; included a video package showing how McGillicutty gained immunity from elimination by winning the previous week’s obstacle course; featured a backstage segment in which Ashley Valence introduced a video package on Kaval with comments from MVP, Henry, Miz, Kingston, Rhodes, McCool & Layla, Ryder, and Morrison; included a backstage segment with Kaval, McCool & Layla, with Husky Harris then walking past and bumping into Kaval; moments later, Kaval and Husky talked about facing each other later in the show; featured an ad promoting NBC airing the WrestleMania 26 World Television Premiere on Aug. 7; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read the previous week’s NXT was seen by more people than every program on TBS, The CW, A&E, BET, MSNBC, Spike TV, and TV Land; featured a closing segment in which Striker showed the NXT poll results: McGillicutty #1, Kaval #2, Riley #3, Watson #4, Cannon #5, Harris #6, and Cottonwood #7, with Cottonwood eliminated; Striker then gave Cottonwood the mic to address the fans, with Cottonwood then attacking Harris and fighting off Riley and Cannon before walking off, shoving Morrison out of his way as he went backstage; moments later, Striker then spoke to Harris about his standing, with Harris saying he had stepped up and deserved to win; Striker spoke to McGillicutty about his #1 spot, with McGillicutty saying he would stay undefeated; Striker then spoke to Riley about fighting with Cottonwood; Riley eventually began fighting with McGillicutty, leading to Cottonwood then coming back ringside and brawling with the other rookies:
Percy Watson (w/ MVP) pinned Zack Ryder at 2:48 with a DDT and modified splash; it was noted during the bout that Ryder was suffering from walking pneumonia
Michael McGillicutty (w/ WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston) pinned Eli Cottonwood (w/ John Morrison) at 3:38 with the swinging neckbreaker
Husky Harris (w/ Cody Rhodes) pinned Kaval (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla) at 3:13 with a reverse suplex into the ring and running senton after Kaval became distracted by McCool & Layla being knocked off the ring apron to the floor; after the bout, Matt Striker asked for the WWE pros to tally their votes to determine who would be eliminated later in the show
WWE Superstars – 7/29/10: Caylen Croft (w/ Trent Barretta) pinned Chris Masters at 3:29 with a clip to Masters’ injured leg and a DDT after Masters attacked Barretta on the floor; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
WWE Superstars – 7/29/10: MVP (w/ Percy Watson) pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Play of the Day at 12:51; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Smackdown! – 7/30/10 – featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Kane, with a casket beside him in the ring, in which he said he visited the Undertaker and that Taker opened his eyes and named Rey Mysterio Jr. as the man who attacked him; Kane then recapped the Undertaker beating Mysterio to earn a spot in Fatal 4 Way, only to be injured and for Mysterio to take his spot and win the title; he continued by saying he would destroy Mysterio at Summer Slam; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read Cena designed a new 7-Eleven coffee cup and all proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation; featured grooming tips by Cody Rhodes in which he spoke about the importance of facials; included a vignette promoting the debut of Alberto Del Rio in which he spoke of excellence; featured a backstage segment with CM Punk, Luke Gallows, Serena, and Joey Mercury in which Punk yelled at the Straight Edge Society for letting him down week after week; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Jack Swagger in which Swagger said his dad was still in the hospital and spoke about his No DQ match with Mysterio later in the show, saying he would throw Mysterio into the Gulf of Mexico; featured a backstage segment with Kelly Kelly & Tiffany walking past Rosa Mendes and saying hi; included a vignette promoting the debut of Del Rio in which he said he achieved everything he set his mind to:
Christian pinned Drew McIntyre at 13:12 by reversing the Future Shock into an inside cradle (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)
The Big Show defeated Luke Gallows (w/ CM Punk, Serena, & Joey Mercury) via disqualification at 1:47 when Punk attacked Show on the floor; moments later, Punk, Gallows, and Mercury triple teamed Show on the floor, with Gallows and Mercury holding Show in place as Punk and Serena stomped Show’s left hand; during the segment, Punk took off the sling on his arm; following the commercial break, footage was shown of Show being tended to for the injury to his hand
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston via disqualification in a non-title match at 13:49 when, after Vickie slapped Kofi behind the referee’s back, Kofi assaulted Ziggler in and out of the ring; stipulations stated Ziggler would challenge Kingston for the title the following week if he won; after the bout, Kingston threw Ziggler over the commentary table and repeatedly punched him before throwing him against the barricade; Kingston was then pulled away by referees
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Layla) pinned Tiffany (w/ Kelly Kelly) at 2:38 with the Faith Breaker after pulling her off the top rope; following the ring entrances, Vickie Guerrero appeared and said that McCool, not Layla as scheduled, would defend the title; after the bout, Teddy Long appeared on the big screen and said there could only be one women’s champion and that McCool and Layla would have to decide who the champion would be or he would decide for them
Rey Mysterio Jr. fought Jack Swagger to a no contest in a No DQ match at the 14-minute mark when, after the two fought outside the arena, Mysterio sent Swagger into the Gulf of Mexico with a hurricanrana; moments later, World Heavyweight Champion Kane appeared, grabbed Mysterio by the throat, and threw him into the water (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)

WWE @ Laredo, TX – Energy Arena – July 28, 2010
NXT – 8/3/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment in which Matt Striker introduced the rookies and said they would compete in a kissing contest; Striker then asked for WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla, sitting at the entrance stage with the other pros, to come down to the ring; McCool & Layla said they would kiss the rookies and determine the winner; but, as Husky Harris prepared to go first, McCool said they weren’t going to kiss the rookies after all and called for a local large woman by the name of Margaret, with a bruise on her mouth, to come to the ring; when it was Kaval’s turn, Layla kissed him to save him from having to kiss Margaret; however, it didn’t count and Kaval had to kiss Margaret anyway; Margaret eventually ruled that Lucky Cannon won the contest, with McCool & Layla then saying all the rookies had all won gingivitis, athlete’s foot, and cooties; included pre-taped comments from WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin in which he said Michael McGillicutty was trying to be too much like his dad and was mediocre; featured Ashley Valence conducting a backstage interview with McGillicutty & WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston regarding Miz’s comments, with McGillicutty challenging Miz to a match; moments later, Lucky Cannon & Mark Henry walked in, with Cannon and McGillicutty then arguing over who should get a match with Miz; Miz then interrupted from the entrance stage and said Cannon should face McGillicutty, with the winner then maybe getting a match with him; Kingston then said the winner of Cannon vs. McGillicutty should face Miz later tonight, with Miz and Kingston arguing until Miz agreed to the stipulations; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read John Cena designed a new 7-Eleven coffee cup and all proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation; featured a segment on the stage in which Striker asked the pros which pro they thought was doing the worst job on NXT, with Kingston saying LayCool, LayCool saying Kingston, Henry saying Zack Ryder, and Cody Rhodes saying Kingston; as Ryder went to answer, Miz walked out and cut him off; Miz then argued with John Morrison before saying he would lead Alex Riley to victory in the next match; included an ad promoting the WrestleMania 26 World Television Premiere Saturday on NBC; featured the announcement that voting would begin the following day at noon EST for the next week’s elimination:
Husky Harris (w/ Cody Rhodes) pinned Kaval (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla) at 3:17 with a uranagi and running senton
Michael McGillicutty (w/ WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston) pinned Lucky Cannon (w/ Mark Henry) at 1:00 with the swinging neckbreaker; stipulations stated the winner would face WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin later in the night
Alex Riley (w/ WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin) pinned Percy Watson (w/ MVP) at 3:32 with the fireman’s carry into the Diamond Cutter after causing Watson to hit his head on the middle turnbuckle; prior to the bout, Watson’s comments from a WWE.com interview were shown in which he said Riley was a “junior Varsity villian”
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley) pinned Michael McGillicutty (w/ WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston) in a non-title match at 4:34 with the Skull Crushing Finale after avoiding a dropkick
WWE Superstars – 8/5/10: WWE Women’s Champion Layla (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool) pinned Tiffany in a non-title match at 5:11 with the Lay Out neckbreaker after avoiding a crossbody off the top; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout (Tiffany’s last appearance)
WWE Superstars – 8/5/10: Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer defeated Trent Barretta & Caylen Croft at 9:21 when Hawkins pinned Barretta with the elbow drop off the top after Archer kicked Barretta in the face and followed with the reverse DDT; after the bout, Hawkins & Archer cut an in-ring promo in which they said they wanted WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Smackdown! – 8/6/10 – featured an opening in-ring promo by Rey Mysterio Jr. in which he spoke about the attack he sustained the previous week from Kane and that he was not responsible for the Undertaker’s injuries; Mysterio then said he knew exactly who attacked Taker, with Drew McIntyre then interrupting; moments later, McIntyre said he admired Mysterio for taking out the Undertaker but he knew he didn’t do it alone; McIntyre said he could take out anyone he wanted, noting his assault on Christian the previous week, and then challenged Mysterio to a match later in the night to add him to his list; moments later, Mysterio agreed and left the ring; included the trailer for “Legendary,” staring John Cena; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Alberto Del Rio in which he spoke about not being held back by limitations; included a backstage segment in which Teddy Long was speaking with Rosa Mendes until WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla interrupted and complained to Long about the fact he was forcing there to be just one women’s champion; after McCool reluctantly gave over her belt, the two argued over the other belt until they broke it in half; McCool & Layla were then happy that they could still share the title; featured the announcement the Big Show would face CM Punk, Luke Gallows, & Joey Mercury in a handicap match at Summer Slam; included an in-ring segment in which Punk, alongside Gallows, Mercury, & Serena, cut an in-ring promo about the severed tendons in the Big Show’s hand the Straight Edge Society caused the previous week; eventually, Gallows, Mercury, and Serena gloated over the injury until Punk stared them down, told them he didn’t say they could be happy, and told them to get down on their knees; Punk then said happiness is weakness and would cause them to slip; Punk then had them stand up and told them to be better than everybody and not to be happy unless he said so; Punk finished by saying “Satisfaction is the death of desire;” featured an ad promoting the WrestleMania 26 World Television Premiere the following night on NBC; included a vignette in which Cody Rhodes gave grooming tips for eyebrows; featured a backstage segment in which World Heavyweight Champion Kane was shown standing beside an open casket surrounded by candles, with Kane then cutting a promo on facing Mysterio at Summer Slam:
Cody Rhodes pinned Matt Hardy at 10:15 with Crossroads
Dolph Ziggler pinned WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston (w/ Vickie Guerrero) to win the title at 10:45 with the Zig Zag after Vickie climbed in the ring to argue with the referee after Kingston hit the spin kick to the face; after the bout, Kingston assaulted Ziggler in the ring and threw him over the top to the floor; moments later, Kingston continued to attack Ziggler at the commentary table and around ringside, repeatedly using the steel ring steps; as Kingston went backstage, Ziggler was tended to by Vickie, a trainer, and referees (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)
CM Punk, Luke Gallows, & Joey Mercury (w/ Serena) defeated MVP, JTG, & Chris Masters at 3:03 when Gallows pinned MVP with a boot to the face after Punk, from the apron, struck MVP in the back of the head as he ran the ropes
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Drew McIntyre at 14:33 with a springboard into a roll up; after the bout, Mysterio took the mic to say who he thought attacked the Undertaker, with World Heavyweight Champion Kane then appearing and pushing a casket ringside; McIntyre attacked Mysterio from behind, then left the ring; moments later, Kane stood above Mysterio with Mysterio then sliding out of the ring, avoiding the open casket, walking up the ramp, and accusing Kane of being responsible for attacking Taker

WWE (Raw) @ Tallhassee, FL – Leon County Civic Center – July 30, 2010 (4,000)
Vladimir Kozlov & Santino Marella defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
The Great Khali defeated Ted DiBiase Jr.
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Primo Colon
Goldust defeated William Regal
Randy Orton defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification
Gail Kim & Eve defeated WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox & Jillian Hall
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Evan Bourne
John Cena, Chris Jericho, & John Morrison defeated Wade Barrett, David Otunga, & Skip Sheffield via disqualification

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Sydney, Australia – Acer Arena – July 31, 2010 (12,000)
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Luke Gallows & Joey Mercury
MVP defeated Cody Rhodes
Alberto Del Rio defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
WWE Women’s Champion Layla defeated Kelly Kelly
The Big Show defeated Drew McIntyre
Matt Hardy defeated Christian
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated Kofi Kingston
World Heavyweight Champion Kane defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. and Jack Swagger

WWE @ Daytona Beach, FL – Ocean Center – July 31, 2010
Return to the city after a 4-year absence

WWE @ Estero, FL – Germain Arena – August 1, 2010

WWE (Raw) @ Ft. Myers, FL – August 1, 2010
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
The Great Khali defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Primo Colon
Goldust defeated William Regal
AJ Lee & Eve defeated Aksana & WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Evan Bourne
John Cena, Chris Jericho, & John Morrison defeated Wade Barrett, Skip Sheffield, & David Otunga via disqualification

WWE @ Melbourne, Australia – Rod Laver Arena – August 1, 2010

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Brisbane, Australia – Entertainment Centre – August 2, 2010 (6,600)
The Big Show won a battle royal; stipulations stated the winner would challenge World Heavyweight Champion Kane later in the show
WWE Women’s Champion Layla defeated Kelly Kelly
Alberto Del Rio defeated MVP
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Joey Mercury & Luke Gallows
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated Kofi Kingston
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Jack Swagger
World Heavyweight Champion Kane defeated the Big Show

WWE @ Adelaide, Australia – Entertainment Centre – August 3, 2010 (6,000)
Matt Hardy defeated Christian
Kelly Kelly & Natalya Neidhart defeated WWE Women’s Champion Layla & Serena
Alberto Del Rio defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
MVP defeated Cody Rhodes
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Luke Gallows & Joey Mercury
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated Drew McIntyre and Kofi Kingston
The Big Show defeated Jack Swagger
World Heavyweight Champion Kane defeated Rey Mysterio Jr.

WWE @ Perth, Australia – Burswood Dome – August 4, 2010

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Auckland, New Zealand – Vector Arena – August 5, 2010
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes after Rhodes sustained the Hart Attack
Alberto Del Rio defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via submission with an armbar
WWE Women’s Champion Layla pinned Kelly Kelly with the Layout
MVP pinned Jack Swagger with the Playmaker
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated Kofi Kingston, Matt Hardy, and Christian by pinning Hardy after Christian dropped Hardy with the Killswitch only to be knocked to the floor by Ziggler
The Big Show defeated Luke Gallows & Joey Mercury in a handicap match after a double chokeslam
World Heavyweight Champion Kane pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with the chokeslam as Mysterio attempted the 619

WWE (Raw) @ San Diego, CA – Sports Arena – August 7, 2010 (5,500)
Vladimir Kozlov & Santino Marella defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
The Great Khali defeated Zack Ryder
Goldust defeated Primo Colon
Edge defeated Evan Bourne
Randy Orton defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification
Eve, Nikki & Brie Bella defeated Maryse, Alicia Fox, & Jillian Hall
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Mark Henry and Ted DiBiase Jr.
John Cena, John Morrison, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Wade Barrett, David Otunga, & Justin Gabriel via disqualification

WWE (Raw) @ San Bernardino, CA – Coussoulis Arena – August 8, 2010 (2,000)
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
Mark Henry defeated Zack Ryder
Goldust defeated Primo Colon
The Great Khali defeated Ted DiBiase Jr.
Randy Orton defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification
Eve, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Alicia Fox, Maryse, & Jillian Hall
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Evan Bourne
Edge, Chris Jericho, & John Morrison defeated Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, & Michael Tarver via disqualification

WWE @ Sacramento, CA – ARCO Arena – August 9, 2010
Raw – featured an opening in-ring promo by Bret Hart in which he spoke about training for Summer Slam, Edge and Chris Jericho leaving the WWE team after Hart vouched for them, and then asked for both men to come to the ring and face him; moments later, Jericho came out with Hart telling him he was only hurting himself by not being part of the WWE team since Nexus obviously wanted nothing to do with him; Jericho again rejected the offer, said Hart was a phoney, and he was going to dismantle him in their tag team match later in the show; Edge then appeared, said Hart was the reason he and Jericho were in wrestling, and that Hart could count him in as part of the team; Edge then went to shake Hart’s hand only to try to kick him, with Hart going for the Sharpshooter until Jericho poked him in the eye; Edge and Jericho then went backstage as Natalya Neidhart ran out crying; footage then aired on the big screen of Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Skip Sheffield, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Darren Young, and Michael Tarver brutally attacking WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd backstage; Barrett then looked at the camera and said Smith & Kidd obviously weren’t joining Team WWE; after the commercial break, Kidd & Smith were tended to backstage by Hart, Natalya, and a trainer; as Hart went to go after Nexus, John Cena appeared and said Hart was walking into a trap and that they first needed to find out who was really going to be on their team; included footage of Cena speaking backstage with the Great Khali; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Khali in which he said he was loyal to Team WWE and challenged Barrett to a match later in the show; included a backstage segment with Jericho and Edge in which Jericho said Hart could be right in saying Nexus had to be stopped; Edge countered by saying he and Jericho had survived Steve Austin, the Rock, Undertaker, DX, Vince McMahon, and the Alliance and would survive Nexus too; Jericho then said they should take out Cena and Hart so that there would be no match at Summer Slam, which would keep them in the clear; featured a backstage segment with R-Truth and John Morrison in which they talked about needing replacements, with Mark Henry appearing and volunteering his services; Nexus was then shown watching the segment in their locker room; included a “Did you know?” segment which read WWE’s Facebook page has more fans than ESPN, NHL, Major League Baseball, and the NFL; featured an in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Sheamus in which he said he wasn’t scared of Orton and would beat Orton at Summer Slam; Sheamus then showed on the big screen a highlight package of himself recapping his success over the past year, during which he said he ended Triple H’s career and would do the same to Orton; moments later, Sheamus called for Orton to come out, with Orton saying Sheamus was full of it, that Orton wasn’t Triple H or John Cena, and that Sheamus has never beaten him; Michael Cole then received an e-mail from the Raw GM which stated anyone who interfered in the title match at Summer Slam would be suspended indefinately and that there would be no rematch; the GM also wrote that if Sheamus wasn’t scared of Orton then he should do something about it, with the two then coming to blows; Orton eventually won the fight and teased to Sheamus that he would kick him in the head, then stopping short before grabbing Sheamus’s belt on the floor, raising it up, and then throwing it to Sheamus before leaving ringside; included an ad promoting Raw: The Best of Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD; featured the trailer for “Legendary,” staring Cena; included a Summer Slam Recall focusing on the jailhouse match between the Big Bossman and the Mountie from Summer Slam 1991; featured footage of Khali getting ready to walk out for his match against Barrett only to be attacked by all the other members of Nexus; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read Cena designed a new 7-Eleven coffee cup and all proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation; featured the announcement Justin Long would host the following week’s show:
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Evan Bourne in a non-title match at 4:00 with the Skull Crushing Finale; after the bout, Miz took the mic and cut a promo saying he didn’t care who was WWE World Champion after Summer Slam, Sheamus or Randy Orton, because he would take it from them whenever he was ready to cash in his title shot
Melina pinned WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox in a non-title match at 3:38 with the Last Call sunset bomb; during the commercial break, Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM which announced Melina would challenge for the title at Summer Slam (the first time the move is referred to by name) (Melina’s TV return match after a 7-month absence)
Mark Henry fought Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) to a no contest when Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel confronted Henry ringside before the match began, with Skip Sheffield, Darren Young, David Otunga, & Michael Tarver then jumping Henry from behind, assaulting him, and throwing him into the steel ring steps; moments later, Nexus left through the crowd; Henry was quickly tended to by referees
Alex Riley, Michael McGillicutty, & Husky Harris defeated Kaval, Percy Watson, & Lucky Cannon at 3:03 when Harris pinned Kaval with a clothesline from behind and the running senton; after the bout, WWE World Champion Sheamus, who sat ringside for the bout, attacked Cannon and McGillicutty on the floor before dropping Kaval with the High Cross inside the ring; Sheamus then took the mic and said his attack was a message to the general manager and guaranteed he would still be champion the following week
John Morrison & R-Truth pinned William Regal & Zack Ryder at 2:12 when Morrison pinned Ryder with Starship Pain
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse & Jillian Hall and Eve & Gail Kim when Nikki pinned Jillian with a crossbody off the top at 2:51; the women made their entrance by sliding down a giant inflatable slide; the ringside area was decorated for summer; Santino Marella & Vladiir Kozlov served as guest referees for the bout; after the match, Tamina confronted Santino and spanked him as he went to leave the ring
John Cena & Bret Hart fought Chris Jericho & Edge to a no contest in a lumberjack match at the 5-minute mark when, after Jericho & Edge were knocked to the floor, the lumberjacks of Wade Barrett, Skip Sheffield, David Otunga, Darren Young, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, & Michael Tarver faced off with Cena & Hart; prior to the bout, Barrett cut an in-ring promo saying his match with the Great Khali had been canceled and that Nexus would shift the power in the WWE permanently; Sheffied and Otunga followed by saying Hart would join the injured list alongside Ricky Steamboat and Vince McMahon and that anyone thinking of joining Team WWE should consider what they did to WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd, Mark Henry, and Khali; moments later, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin confronted Cena & Hart backstage and said he wanted to hear them ask him to be on the team; after they did, he said he would let them know Sunday; moments after the match, John Morrison and R-Truth ran in the ring to watch the backs of Cena and Hart; eventually, Jericho & Edge did the same; the two teams then fought until Team WWE cleared Nexus from ringside, with Nexus then leaving through the crowd; the show then ended with Team WWE in the ring and Nexus looking on from the crowd (The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
WWE Superstars – 8/12/10 – featured a trailer for “Legendary,” staring John Cena; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE television is watched by more than 15 million people every week in the US; featured a vignette of WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler:
Jimmy & Jey Uso (w/ Tamina) defeated Yoshi Tatsu & Goldust at 9:52 when Jimmy pinned Goldust with a splash off the top after Jey kicked Goldust in the face; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout

WWE @ San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion – August 10, 2010
NXT – 8/10/10 – featured an opening pre-taped segment in which Matt Striker, Josh Matthews, and Michael Cole – wearing a Miz T-shirt, title belt, headband and elbow pads – demonstrated the new rookie challenge, the Power of the Punch; Matthews then beat Cole in the challenge, with Cole then walking backstage to symbolize an eliminated rookie; included a segment in which the rookies and pros were introduced, with Striker then noting Mark Henry would not be on hand due to the injury he sustained at the hands of Nexus the night before; the rookies then participated in the Power of the Punch, with Alex Riley winning and, as a result, earning an appearing the following week on Raw; Striker then conducted an interview with Riley in which he bragged about his win; featured an ad promoting Raw: The Best of Seasons 1 & 2; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWEShop.com ships to more than 70 countries worldwide; featured footage from the commercial break of WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin called out John Morrison, saying Team WWE needs him at Summer Slam and he wanted to hear Morrison say he wanted him on the team; moments later, Morrison said he would face Miz later in the show to show why the team didn’t need Miz; included an ad promoting ‘Legendary;’ featured a closing ringside segment in which Striker asked Michael McGillicutty who should be eliminated, with McGillicutty saying Cannon, Kaval agreeing, Percy saying Riley, Cannon saying everyone else, Harris saying Cannon, and Riley saying McGillicutty; the poll was then revealed with Kaval #1, McGillicutty #2, Percy #3, Harris #4, Riley #5, and Cannon eliminated at #6; Striker then asked Cannon about his elimination, with Cannon recapping the season, making fun of Kaval and Watson, and thanking the fans for their support; after Cannon left, Striker asked Riley about his ranking, with Riley saying he wasn’t there to cater to the fans, would win the contest, and would one day become a WWE champion; Striker then announced there would be a double elimination the following week:
Kaval, Lucky Cannon, & Percy Watson defeated Alex Riley, Husky Harris, & Michael McGillicutty at 10:42 when Kaval pinned McGillicutty with the Warrior’s Way after dropkicking McGillicutty into the corner; after the match, Matt Striker had the pros tally their votes for the elimination later in the show
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned John Morrison in a non-title match at 10:50 with the Skull Crushing Finale after Morrison injured his ankle by missing a Pele Kick
WWE Superstars – 8/12/10: Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Chris Masters at 11:41 with the frog splash after dropping Masters throat-first across the top rope as Masters attempted a superplex; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
WWE Superstars – 8/12/10: WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Layla & Kaval) pinned Kelly Kelly in a non-title match at 5:30 with the Faithbreaker; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Smackdown! – 8/13/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment in which Vickie Guerrero introduced the new WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler, with Vickie then saying Dolph was more electrifying than the Rock, had more heart than Bret, and was sexier than Shawn Michaels; Dolph then said there was one person he wanted to thank for his success, that being Vickie; Vickie said they were going to leave San Jose for a vacation in Tahiti, with Kofi Kingston then running out, quickly clearing Ziggler from the ring, and assaulting him on the floor until he was pulled away by referees; Teddy Long then appeared at the entrance stage and said Ziggler and Vickie would have to cancel their vacation plans because Kingston would get his rematch at Summer Slam; Long then said Ziggler would face Rey Mysterio Jr. later in the broadcast, with Vickie saying Kingston should face Kane to make it fair; Long responded by saying Vickie was just a consultant and couldn’t make matches, but Kingston said he had no problem facing Kane and wanted it to be next; included a video package recapping the rivalry between World Heavyweight Champion Kane and Mysterio; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read Cena designed a new 7-Eleven coffee cup and all proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation; included a backstage segment in which Kelly Kelly wished Matt Hardy good luck for his match against Drew McIntyre; featured an ad promoting Raw: The Best of Seasons 1 & 2; included a video package recaping Nexus’s attacks on Raw and the formation of Team WWE:
World Heavyweight Champion Kane pinned Kofi Kingston in a non-title match at 4:54 after dropping Kingston with a chokeslam from the top rope followed by the tombstone; after the bout, Kane cut an in-ring promo claiming Rey Mysterio Jr. was responsible for the Undertaker’s injuries and that he would pay for his lies at Summer Slam; moments later, Mysterio interrupted and said Kane had the most to gain from Taker being hurt
Cody Rhodes pinned Christian at 8:33 with Crossroads after ramming Christian shoulder-first into the ringpost; prior to the bout, Rhodes was shown speaking backstage with Drew McIntyre, who said he would be a disappointment if he didn’t beat Christian after the shoulder injury McIntyre gave Christian two weeks earlier; McIntyre was shown watching on backstage during the bout
The Big Show defeated Derek Werley, Jody Reese, & Fernando Vega in a handicap match at 1:13 by scoring the pin after a right hand punch after dropping all three men with the chokeslam; Show’s hand was heavily taped for the bout; early in the match, CM Punk – wearing a “I broke Big Show’s hand” T-shirt – alongside Serena, Luke Gallows, & Joey Mercury appeared at the entrance stage; after the match, Punk cut a promo on Show in which he said they would break more of his bones at Summer Slam
Drew McIntyre pinned Matt Hardy at 5:44 with the Future Shock after Hardy took off his own boot moments after McIntyre stomped the ankle in-between the steel ring steps

- 8/13/10: Lance Cade died of heart failure at the age of 29. Shawn Michaels, Trevor Murdoch, Charlie Haas, and former WWE referee Marty Elias were the only wrestling people who attended his funeral.

Summer Slam 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center – August 15, 2010 (14,178; announced as 17,463; sell out)
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Matt Striker on commentary; featured a backstage segment with Chris Jericho speaking with WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin in which Jericho said Team WWE needed them on their team; Edge was then shown eating a Slim Jim and also trying to talk Miz into taking the spot; moments later, Miz said he had a lot of things on his mind and walked off; included an ad promoting Night of Champions 2010; Trace Adkins, Marlon Wayans, Devon Graye, and Michael Clarke Duncan were in attendance; featured a Slim Jim ad featuring Edge; included a backstage promo by World Heavyweight Champion Kane, beside an open casket, in which he said he would get revenge on Rey Mysterio Jr. for his attack on the Undertaker; moments later, WWE World Champion Sheamus walked in and asked to use Kane’s casket since it was a perfect size for Randy Orton, with Kane rejecting the offer; Sheamus responded by saying people were now calling him the big red monster and told him to stay out of his way; featured an in-ring promo by WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin in which he asked the fans whether he should join Team WWE for the main event, then said he doesn’t care what they think; Miz said the talk in the locker room was that he was the missing link to victory; Miz then claimed that John Cena came to him before the show, got down on his knees, and begged him to be part of the team and Bret Hart said he was the real excellence of execution; he then said Chris Jericho gave him a Fozzy CD, which Miz threw in the trash, John Morrison admitted he was the Marty Jannetty of their former team, Edge gave him a year’s supply of Slim Jims, and R-Truth wrote him a “crappy rap;” Miz followed by saying he was Team WWE’s only hope; moments later, Miz said he would be part of the team and would lead them to victory; included a trailer for “Legendary,” staring Cena; featured an ad promoting Smackdown! moving to the SyFy Channel; included a video package recapping Summer Slam Week in LA, with comments from fans, MVP, Miz, WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla, the mayor of Los Angeles, Evan Bourne, Matt Hardy, Randy Orton, Carmen Electra, and Eve regarding the festivities, appearances, and volunteer work:
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) fought Kofi Kingston to a no contest at around the 7-minute mark when Wade Barrett, Skip Sheffield, Justin Gabriel, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Darren Young & Michael Tarver ran in as Ziggler had Kingston in the sleeper; after the bout, Ziggler was knocked to the floor by Sheffield while Kingston was attacked and eventually sustained Barrett’s fireman’s carry into a forward slam; moments later, Barrett took the mic, said it was just a taste of what they have in store for Team WWE later in the show and that the WWE’s seventh man wouldn’t make any difference because the team was too fragmented to survive
Melina pinned WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox to win the title at 5:24 with a modified side Russian legsweep; Melina wore a headdress for her entrance; mid-way through the bout, Melina appeared to have reinjured her knee; after the match, Josh Matthews conducted an in-ring interview with Melina until WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla interrupted, with the two making fun of Melina until they went to get photos with her to put on Twitter; Melina fought them both off until McCool kicked her in the face, with the two them double teaming her; Fox then climbed back in the ring and landed a blow on Melina only to also be knocked to the floor by McCool & Layla; the two then continued their attack on Melina outside the ring
The Big Show defeated CM Punk, Luke Gallows, & Joey Mercury (w/ Serena) in a handicap match at 6:49 by pinning Gallows and Mercury at the same time after dropping Mercury with a chokeslam onto Gallows; Punk wore a T-shirt before the match which read “I broke Big Show’s hand;” Show came out with his right hand heavily taped but had the trainer cut the tape off before the bout began, showing his injury had healed; there were brief chants of “CM Punk” and “Big Show” during the contest; the Straight Edge Society were not forced to tag in and out during the match; late in the bout, Punk went to the floor and watched the remainder of the contest from the ramp with Serena (The Big Show: A Giant’s World)
Randy Orton defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification at 18:55 when Sheamus brought a steel chair into the ring and threw referee Jack Doane to the floor; stipulations stated Orton would not get a rematch if he didn’t win the title and if anyone interfered on behalf of Sheamus they would be suspended indefinitely; after the bout, Orton avoided being hit with the chair and dropped Sheamus with a low blow; moments later, Orton dragged Sheamus to the floor and dropped him with an RKO onto the commentary table
World Heavyweight Champion Kane pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 13:33 with the chokeslam; prior to the bout, Kane pushed a casket ringside; after the match, Kane took the mic and told Mysterio he would pay for what he did to the Undertaker; Kane then opened the casket to put Mysterio in it but Mysterio fought him off, only to sustain two chokeslams and the tombstone; when Kane opened the casket again, a weakened Undertaker sat up and entered the ring, eventually confronting Mysterio in the corner with Mysterio saying he had nothing to do with it and Taker saying he believed him; Taker then slid his thumb across his throat before turning around and pointing at Kane; Taker put a choke on Kane only for Kane to do the same to him and then drop Taker with the tombstone before leaving the ring (Undertaker’s surprise return after a 3-month absence)
John Cena, Bret Hart, Edge, Chris Jericho, John Morrison, R-Truth, & Daniel Bryan (surprise partner) defeated Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, David Otunga, Darren Young, Michael Tarver, Skip Sheffield, & Justin Gabriel in an elimination match at 35:21; prior to the bout, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin appeared as the seventh man for Team WWE, only for Cena to take the mic and say they couldn’t rely on someone who wouldn’t give them an answer until the day of the show and that they had already found a seventh man in Bryan; late in the bout, there were dueling chants of “Cena sucks” and “Let’s go Cena;” order of elimination: Young submitted to Bryan’s crossface at the 44-second mark; Morrison pinned Tarver with Starship Pain at 3:37; Sheffield pinned Morrison with a clothesline at 7:34 after Gabriel, on the apron, kicked Morrison in the back of the head; Sheffield pinned Truth at 8:01 with a clothesline; Hart was disqualified at 12:09 when he took a steel chair which was slid in the ring by Nexus as Hart had Slater in the Sharpshooter, with Hart then using the weapon on Sheffield; Edge pinned Sheffield at 13:15 with the spear after Sheffield sustained Jericho’s Code Breaker; Otunga submitted to Jericho’s Walls of Jericho at 19:15; Slater pinned Jericho at 20:07 after Jericho collided with Cena on the apron; Slater pinned Edge with a roll up at 20:40 after Edge began arguing with Cena; after the fall, Edge knocked Cena to the floor with the spear, with Jericho and Edge then blaming Cena for their eliminations and slapping him around before leaving ringside; Slater submitted to Bryan’s crossface at 29:03; Barrett pinned Bryan after Miz ran out and hit Bryan with the Money in the Bank briefcase behind the referee’s back at 29:34; Cena pinned Gabriel at 34:52 after avoiding the 450 splash; Barrett submitted to Cena’s STFU (Bryan’s return after a nearly 3-month absence)

WWE @ Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center – August 16, 2010 (7,771)
Raw – 8/16/10 – featured an opening segment with Wade Barrett, Skip Sheffield, Darren Young, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver, & Justin Gabriel in which Barrett said that which doesn’t kill them would only make them stronger and noted they beat six of the WWE’s top names; Barrett said there would be more pain and misery for anyone that gets in their way; moments later, John Cena interrupted and noted Barrett tapped out, causing Nexus to lose the match at Summer Slam, and Daniel Bryan eliminated half of Nexus by himself; Cena called Otunga a male escort, Tarver a MMA bank robber that works as a male stripper, Slater was the girl from Wendy’s – causing a brief “Wendy’s” chant, Young was proof Cena’s mom had an affair with Buckweat, Gabriel had an “alternative way of thinking,” and all the jokes went over Sheffield’s head; Young went to interrupt Cena, only for Cena to note he was out of the match within a minute and should be known as the weakest link; moments later, Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM which read Nexus would face Team WWE in a series of singles matches, and interference from other Nexus members would be met with consequences; Barrett then addressed his men, saying those who lost their matches would be kicked out of the group; Otunga then took the mic and said Barrett would face the same outcome should he lose; Cole then received another e-mail which read Barrett would be in the first match against Chris Jericho; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read “WWE Summer Slam” was the #1 search term on Google Sunday; featured the introduction of guest hosts Justin Long, Charlie Day, & Jason Sudeikis, who in turn introduced WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd, with Natalya Neidhart; moments later, Cole received an e-mail from the GM which stated the champions would now be known as simply the WWE Tag Team Champions and Bret Hart would present them with their new tag team title belts; after Hart appeared and revealed the new belts, Nexus appeared on the big screen with Barrett saying Justin Gabriel would face Hart; Gabriel then cut a promo in which he said he would hit Hart with the 450 splash; included an ad promoting ‘Raw: The Best of Season 1 & 2′ on DVD; featured a trailer promoting “Legendary,” staring Cena; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, alongside Alex Riley, regarding his attack earlier on the night on Daniel Bryan, with Miz saying everyone joked that Miz should have been Bryan’s rookie; Miz then said Riley was the next breakout star, with Riley then calling Bryan boring; featured a backstage segment in which Young told the other Nexus members he wanted Cena; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Edge regarding his upcoming match with Slater; moments later, Slater appeared and gave Edge the option of not showing up; after Edge made fun of him, Slater jumped Edge from behind; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read more male viewers watched the previous week’s Raw than every show on ABC, Fox, The CW, TNT, TBS, NBC, and ESPN; Joe Manganiello of ‘True Blood’ was shown in attendance; included a backstage segment with Long, the Great Khali, and Runjin Singh in which they discussed Khali’s girlfriend in India; moments later, Day and Sudeikis walked in and made fun of Khali’s girlfriend, thinking he couldn’t understand them; Khali eventually scared them off but then agreed his girlfriend was “butt ugly,” then walked off with Brie & Nikki Bella; featured a video package recapping Summer Slam Week in LA, with comments from fans, MVP, Miz, WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla, the mayor of Los Angeles, Evan Bourne, Matt Hardy, Randy Orton, Carmen Electra, and Eve regarding the festivities, appearances, and volunteer work:
Wade Barrett pinned Chris Jericho at 5:22 by catching Jericho attempting the Code Breaker and reversing it into the fireman’s carry into a forward slam; Jericho’s right arm was heavily taped for the bout; during the match, the remaining members of Nexus were shown watching on backstage; stipulations stated Barrett would be kicked out of Nexus if he lost (The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
Michael Tarver pinned Daniel Bryan at 2:10 with a roll up after Bryan became distracted by WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & Alex Riley at ringside; stipulations stated Tarver would be kicked out of Nexus if he lost; early in the match, there were chants of “Daniel Bryan;” after the match, Tarver & Riley held Bryan so Miz could attack him, with Miz then dropping Bryan with the Skull Crushing Finale onto the briefcase outside the ring
Justin Gabriel defeated Randy Orton (sub. for Bret Hart) via count-out at 2:50 when Orton began fighting in the crowd with WWE World Champion Sheamus, who appeared ringside late in the match; stipulations stated Gabriel would be kicked out of Nexus if he lost; after Gabriel’s entrance, Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM which read he didn’t like Hart, didn’t want to see him wrestle on Raw again, and didn’t care what the fans thought; the GM then said he had found a replacement for Hart; after the contest, Orton dropped Gabriel with a RKO inside the ring and then assaulted Sheamus with a steel chair on the floor, repeatedly hitting him over the back; moments later, Orton ran back over as Sheamus struggled to his feet and dropped Sheamus with a RKO on the floor
Skip Sheffield & David Otunga defeated John Morrison & R-Truth at 3:00 when Sheffield pinned Morrison with a clothesline; during the bout, the remaining members of Nexus were shown watching on backstage; stipulations stated Sheffield & Otunga would be kicked out of Nexus if they lost
Alicia Fox, Maryse, & Jillian Hall defeated WWE Divas Champion Melina, Gail Kim, & Eve at 2:55 when Jillian pinned Eve after pulling her off the top as Eve attempted a moonsault; prior to the bout, Jon Lovitz was shown in the crowd
Heath Slater defeated Edge via count-out at 4:30 when Slater slid back into the ring to avoid Edge’s spear on the floor; stipulations stated Slater would be kicked out of Nexus if he lost; after the match, Edge dropped Slater with the spear inside the ring
John Cena defeated Darren Young via submission with the STFU at 8:00; stipulations stated Young would be kicked out of Nexus if he lost; prior to the bout, the remaining members of Nexus came out on the entrance stage; after the match, Nexus surrounded the ring, with Cena then leaving ringside; moments later, Nexus surrounded and attacked Young; during the segment, Jerry Lawler referred to Young as “Daniel Bryan” until he was corrected; Young then sustained Sheffield’s clothesline, Barrett’s forward slam, and Gabriel’s 450 splash
WWE Superstars – 8/19/10 – included a “Did you know?” graphic which read “WWE Summer Slam” was the #1 search term on Google Sunday; featured an ad promoting Raw: The Best of Seasons 1 & 2; included a video package recapping Summer Slam Week in LA, with comments from fans, MVP, Miz, WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla, the mayor of Los Angeles, Evan Bourne, Matt Hardy, Randy Orton, Carmen Electra, and Eve regarding the festivities, appearances, and volunteer work; featured a trailer for “Legendary,” staring John Cena:
Yoshi Tatsu pinned Primo Colon at 11:45 with a spin kick off the top; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
8/23/10 – featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Sheamus in which he said the young fans were spoiled brats, then said Randy Orton was just like them for the way he treated Sheamus after failing to win the WWE World Title at Summer Slam; Sheamus then noted the upcoming Night of Champions and said Orton should never get another shot at the title; moments later, Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM that read Sheamus would sit at the entrance stage to watch a series of matches later in the show to determine his challenger at the pay-per-view; included a trailer promoting “Legendary,” staring John Cena; featured an ad promoting the following week’s 900th episode; included a look at Cody Rhodes appearing on SyFy’s ‘Warehouse 13′ the following night; featured media clippings and photographs from the WWE’s debut in China during the weekend, during which it was noted more would be shown from the tour the following week; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Cena regarding his match later in the night against WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin and Miz’s actions against Daniel Bryan; featured an ad promoting Smackdown moving to the SyFy Channel; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Miz regarding Cena’s comments earlier in the show, with Miz noting he didn’t cash in his title shot at Summer Slam because he had already agreed to be part of Team WWE only to be snubbed by Cena; featured a segment on the stage in which Wade Barrett, Skip Sheffield, David Otunga, Justin Gabriel, Michael Tarver, & Heath Slater, with Cole then receiving another e-mail from the GM which said the ban on title shots for Nexus had been lifted; Barrett then confronted Sheamus and said their truce was over; included the announcement Rey Mysterio Jr. would face World Heavyweight Champion Kane and Kofi Kingston would face WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler on Smackdown; featured a WWE Classics on Demand This Week in History focusing on the 1986 Big Event in Toronto; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Sheamus in which he said he would make his decision momentarily in the ring:
Edge pinned R-Truth with the spear at 4:21; after the bout, Edge took the mic, walked up the ramp, and confronted WWE World Champion Sheamus at the entrance stage to say he hadn’t proved himself until he had beaten Edge
Chris Jericho defeated the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) via submission with the Walls of Jericho at 3:57 after avoiding a boot in the corner; after the bout, Jericho took the mic and told Sheamus to choose him for Night of Champions; moments later, Khali came up behind Jericho and chopped him off the top rope to the floor
WWE Divas Champion Melina pinned Jillian Hall with the Last Call at 2:37; prior to the bout, Jillian sang Eminem until Melina’s entrance interrupted her; after the bout, WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla appeared on the big screen and said they had an offer Melina couldn’t refuse for the following week
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated John Cena via disqualification in a non-title match at 13:03 when Daniel Bryan jumped Miz from behind on the floor; after the bout, Cena left ringside, allowing Bryan to lock Miz in a crossface until several referees swarmed the ring to pull him away; after the bout, WWE World Champion Sheamus left the stage (The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso (w/ Tamina) at 3:00 when Kozlov pinned Jey with the Iron Curtain; after the bout, Jimmy attempted to attack Santino on the floor but Tamina stopped him and helped Santino to his feet
Randy Orton defeated John Morrison and Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) at 4:45 by pinning Morrison with the RKO as Morrison attempted a springboard into the ring; after the bout, Orton dropped Dibiase with the RKO as well
WWE World Champion Sheamus pinned Zack Ryder with the boot to the face at the 11-second mark; prior to the bout, Sheamus took the mic and said he wouldn’t wait until Night of Champions and would defend his title then and there against someone who has never had a WWE World Title shot before; moments later, Ryder appeared and said Sheamus made the biggest mistake of his life and he would be the next champion; after the bout, Sheamus took the mic, bragged about his successful title defense, and said he now had another 30 days before his next title defense, which would mean no title match at the pay-per-view; moments later, Wade Barrett appeared and noted, by winning NXT, he gets a title shot at the pay-per-view of his choice; Barrett then said he wanted it at Night of Champions; Michael Cole then received another e-mail from the GM which read Barrett would get the title shot, along with Chris Jericho, John Cena, Edge, and Randy Orton; each man then appeared, with the other five men circling Barrett and assaulting him before Sheamus threw him to the floor; Jericho then dropped Sheamus with the Code Breaker, Edge dropped Jericho with the spear, Cena dropped Edge with the FU, and Orton dropped Cena with the RKO to end the broadcast
Dark match: John Cena won a 20-man battle royal by last eliminating CM Punk; other participants included Nexus, the Big Show, Edge, and R-Truth

WWE @ Bakersfield, CA – Rabobank Arena – August 17, 2010
NXT – 8/17/10 – featured an opening segment in which Jamie Keyes introduced the rookies before Matt Striker addressed the rookies in the ring and gave them each 1 minute to talk about a topic of their choice; after they had their chance, Striker said the first elimination of the night would then be announced, with Percy Watson getting eliminated; moments later, Striker gave Watson the mic, with Watson thanking the fans and MVP for their support and said he would get better; Watson then shook the hands of Striker and Kaval before leaving the ring; included a backstage segment with Kaval, WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla in which McCool & Layla cheered Kaval on for his upcoming match; after Kaval left, McCool questioned Layla about the kiss she gave him the previous week and Layla said there was nothing between them; after Layla walked off, Husky Harris walked up to McCool and hit on her while noting he would face Kaval later in the show; featured an ad promoting Raw: The Best of Season 1 & 2; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read “WWE Summerslam” was the #1 search term on Google on Sunday; featured a video package recapping Summer Slam Week in LA, with comments from fans, MVP, Miz, WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla, the mayor of Los Angeles, Evan Bourne, Matt Hardy, Randy Orton, Carmen Electra, and Eve regarding the festivities, appearances, and volunteer work; included an in-ring segment in which Striker addressed Michael Cole & Josh Matthews about who should win NXT, with Cole saying Alex Riley should win and Kaval should be eliminated and Matthews agreeing; featured an ad promoting ‘Legendary;’ included a closing segment in which Striker spoke with the rookies at ringside before unveiling that Harris was eliminated from the show; Harris then took the mic from Striker, with Cody Rhodes stepping in, making fun of Zack Ryder and Layla as pros and then said the fans shouldn’t have a say in who gets eliminated; Rhodes then said Riley was awful, McGillicutty wasn’t deserving of being called perfect, and then attacked Kaval; MVP and Kofi Kingston then made the save as Kaval was being double teamed by Harris & Rhodes; Kaval followed by coming off the top rope onto Harris on the floor; McCool & Layla then ran out to tend to Kaval as MVP and Kingston prevented Harris from further harm:
Zack Ryder pinned Michael McGillicutty (w/ Kofi Kingston) at 3:46 with the Rough Ryder after dropping McGillicutty throat-first across the top rope
Kaval (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla) pinned Husky Harris (w/ Cody Rhodes) with the Warrior’s Way at 3:10 after a reversal into a DDT
Kofi Kingston (w/ Michael McGillicutty) pinned Alex Riley with the spin kick to the face at 1:57
WWE Superstars – 8/19/10: Vance Archer & Curt Hawkins defeated MVP & JTG at 12:34 when Archer pinned JTG after a modified slam double team; the match was originally scheduled as MVP vs. Archer but Teddy Long appeared at the 4-minute mark and made it a tag team match after JTG came ringside to counter interference from Hawkins; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
WWE Superstars – 8/19/10: Jack Swagger defeated Chris Masters via submission with the ankle lock at 5:04; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Smackdown! – 8/20/10 – featured an opening in-ring promo by Rey Mysterio Jr. in which he thanked the fans for their support following his loss at Summer Slam and said World Heavyweight Champion Kane showed that he was the one behind the Undertaker’s assault; moments later, Alberto Del Rio interrupted, spoke about making his Smackdown debut, and noted he and Mysterio were national icons; but Del Rio then said his bloodline came from kings while Mysterio’s came from the streets; Mysterio responded by saying Del Rio hadn’t earned the respect from him or the crowd, with Del Rio responding that he would make Mysterio respect him; Mysterio followed by challenging Del Rio to a match for later in the night, with Del Rio accepting and then trying to attack Mysterio only for Mysterio to fight back and hit the 619; included a vignette in which Cody Rhodes gave tips on how to use moisturizers; featurted a trailer for “Legendary,” staring John Cena; featured a video package recapping Summer Slam Week in LA, with comments from fans, MVP, Miz, WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla, the mayor of Los Angeles, Evan Bourne, Matt Hardy, Randy Orton, Carmen Electra, and Eve regarding the festivities, appearances, and volunteer work; included a backstage segment with WWE Women’s Champion Layla & WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool in which they said Teddy Long was going to punish them for what they did at Summer Slam against WWE Divas Champion Layla; after they left, Hornswoggle was seen hiding in their lockerroom; featured a backstage segment with Luke Gallows, Joey Mercury – his shoulder heavily taped – and Serena in which Gallows & Mercury argued over CM Punk not helping them at Summer Slam; moments later, Serena said she would team with them to face the Big Show later in the night; Punk then walked in and said none of them deserved anything, then said they would be out of the group if they lost their match; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read “WWE Summer Slam” was the #1 search term on Google Sunday; featured an in-ring promo by Kane in which he said Taker’s pride was his downfall and, as highlights of their history aired on the big screen, Kane said he came to the WWE to end Taker’s legacy but ultimately added to it; Kane then said Taker was slowly losing his grip over the years, adding his plan began at Summer Slam 2000 when Taker unmasked Kane and their match at WrestleMania 20 wasn’t the right time for Kane to capitalize; moments later, Kane said he knew it was the right time when he saw Taker show Shawn Michaels mercy at WrestleMania 26 and that he would replace Taker as the devil’s favorite demon; included a backstage segment in which Jack Swagger complained about being a former world champion and being left off Summer Slam, then losing the previous week to MVP; moments later, it was revealed he was talking to Rosa Mendes, who wasn’t paying attention to him; MVP then appeared and said the only thing Swagger’s been good at as of late was complaining, with Swagger saying he was better than MVP at everything; the two agreed to compete with either Swagger hosting the VIP Lounge for a night or MVP throwing a party and Swagger picking up the tab; featured a backstage segment with Kane and Long in which Long said Taker would return to Smackdown the following week; included an ad promoting Raw’s 900th episode on Aug. 30:
Kofi Kingston defeated WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) via disqualification at 8:43 when Vickie climbed on the ring apron and shoved Kingston off the top rope; after the bout, Kingston knocked Ziggler to the floor and confronted Vickie, causing her to repeatedly scream; moments later, Vickie began laughing that Kingston couldn’t hurt her, with Ziggler then jumping Kofi from behind; Ziggler then hit the Zig Zag in the ring and locked Kingston in the sleeper; eventually, Kingston stomped Kingston in the side of the face as he lay asleep; moments later, Kingston was tended to by referees and officials
Luke Gallows & Serena (w/ Joey Mercury) defeated the Big Show & Kelly Kelly at 3:08 when Serena pinned Kelly by reversing the K2 into a fireman’s carry and gutbuster; stipulations stated Gallows & Serena would be kicked out of the Straight Edge Society if they lost; after the bout, CM Punk appeared at the entrance stage and clapped for the victory (Serena’s in-ring debut)
Christian pinned Drew McIntyre with a crucifix at 12:26; prior to the bout, Cody Rhodes – wearing a suit – came ringside to provide guest commentary for the match; after the bout, McIntyre confronted Christian on the floor, with Rhodes then jumping Christian from behind and the two double teaming Christian until Matt Hardy, wearing a protective boot, ran out to make the save; Hardy attacked both men but was eventually attacked himself, with the boot being removed and McIntyre dropping Hardy with the Future Shock as Rhodes dropped Christian with Crossroads
Alberto Del Rio defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. via submission with an armbreaker at 10:03; prior to the bout, Ricardo Rodriguez was introduced as Del Rio’s personal ring announcer; moments later, Del Rio drove out to the entrance stage; after the bout, Del Rio briefly reapplied the hold (Del Rio’s TV in-ring debut) (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion Kane defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. and Jack Swagger in a steel cage match; after the bout, the Undertaker appeared

WWE (Raw) @ Honolulu, HI – Blaisdell Center – August 18, 2010 (5,500)
Evan Bourne pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. with the Shooting Star Press
Skip Sheffield & David Otunga defeated WWE Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd in a non-title match when Sheffield pinned Kidd with a clothesline as Kidd attempted a springboard; prior to the match, Sheffield & Otunga attacked Goldust at ringside; Sheffield suffered a compound fracture in his left ankle during the bout
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Mark Henry by reversing the powerslam into a DDT
Randy Orton defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification when Sheamus shoved the referee; after the bout, Orton dropped Sheamus with the RKO; moments later, Miz came out to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot but Orton dropped him with the RKO as well
Eve, Nikki & Brie Bella defeated Maryse, Jillian Hall, & Alicia Fox
Chris Jericho pinned Yoshi Tatsu with the Codebreaker
John Cena pinned Wade Barrett in a No DQ match with the FU after Randy Orton countered the interference of David Otunga

WWE @ Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center – August 18, 2010 (5,000)
Lucky Cannon & Percy Watson defeated Husky Harris & Eli Cottonwood
NXT – 8/24/10 – featured an opening segment in which Jamie Keyes introduced the NXT pros and rookies; moments later, Matt Striker asked Kaval, Alex Riley, and Michael McGillicutty individually about how it felt to be in the finals; during the segment, Kaval called out Cody Rhodes for attacking him the previous week alongside Husky Harris, then said Cody was only in the company because he was the son of Dusty Rhodes; Kaval then said he was one of the last of his breed in that he earned his way to perform in front of the WWE Universe, then called out Rhodes to face him in the ring; Rhodes replied by calling Kaval ‘Napoleon’ and said he was but the gum stuck to the bottom of his boots; WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla took exception to the comments, with MVP stepping in and saying if Rhodes wouldn’t face Kaval, maybe he would face him in the ring; Rhodes then accepted; included an ad promoting ‘Legendary;’ featured a segment at the entrance stage in which Striker hosted a WWE Trivia contest between the finalists, which Kaval won; after the contest, Striker said Kaval would be heavily promoted on WWE.com as a result of the win; included an ad promoting the 900th episode of Raw; featured photos from the WWE’s recent debut in China:
Cody Rhodes pinned MVP with a reversal into Crossroads at 23:59
WWE Superstars – 8/26/10: Trent Barretta & Caylen Croft defeated Vance Archer & Curt Hawkins at 5:00 when Barretta pinned Archer with a reversal into a tornado DDT; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
WWE Superstars – 8/26/10: Drew McIntyre pinned Chris Masters at 14:19 with the Future Shock after kicking Masters in his injured leg; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Smackdown! – 8/27/10 – featured a trailer for ‘Legendary,’ staring John Cena; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Rosa Mendes in which Rosa was shown training; moments later, Hornswoggle was shown hiding in Long’s office; Hornswoggle eventually told Long that he’s been spying on WWE Women’s Champions Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla; after the two failed to communicate, Long said he had an idea for them; featured an ad promoting the following week’s 900th episode of Raw; included a vignette of Cody Rhodes in which he gave shaving tips; featured a backstage segment in which McCool and Layla were shown getting a photo shoot as Kaval watched; the two women then discussed facing WWE Divas Champion Melina the following week on Raw and made fun of her costume at Summer Slam; included a look at the media coverage of WWE’s debut in China; featured a closing in-ring segment in which the Undertaker cut a promo saying he may look dead but wasn’t dead yet and that the ring was still his yard; Taker then said World Heavyweight Champion Kane would pay for his betrayal and that he would take back the title; moments later, Kane interrupted to say Taker was not even a shadow of his former self, he was now the dominant brother, and had nothing left to prove; Taker responded to Kane’s claim that he was now the devil’s favorite demon, with Taker saying the devil refers to him as sir and Kane was not worthy of holding the title or being his brother; Kane then said he vowed on the grave of their mother that Taker would never rest in peace:
World Heavyweight Champion Kane pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title No DQ match at 9:29 after hitting a chokeslam onto a steel chair in the ring as Mysterio attempted a springboard into the ring; after the bout, Mysterio was tended to by the trainer at ringside until Alberto Del Rio interrupted, said Mysterio looked like a dying dog and that someone needed to put him down; Del Rio then threw Mysterio into the barricade before locking him in the armbar; moments later, Del Rio left ringside only to return with a steel chair, trap Mysterio’s arm in it, and further assault it
CM Punk (w/ Serena, Luke Gallows, & Joey Mercury) defeated JTG via submission with the Anaconda Vice at 1:57 following the Go To Sleep; after the bout, Punk brought in his followers and said he leads by example and expected Gallows to do the same against the Big Show later in the show
Kofi Kingston defeated WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) via count-out at 14:12 when, as both men struggled to their feet on the floor, Vickie stopped Ziggler from getting back in the ring; stipulations stated Kingston would win the title if Ziggler was disqualified; after the bout, Kingston chased Ziggler through the crowd
Jack Swagger defeated MVP via disqualification in an amateur wrestling match at 2:12 when MVP punched Swagger; the winner of the bout would be the man with 5 takedowns and it was billed as the Jack Swagger Sr. Invitational; after the contest, Swagger attacked MVP on the floor and applied the ankle lock; stipulations stated Swagger would host the VIP Lounge if he won and MVP would throw a party with Swagger paying the bill if he won
Alberto Del Rio defeated Carlos Sanchez via submission with the armbar at 2:31; prior to the bout, Ricardo Rodriguez was introduced as Del Rio’s personal ring announcer, with Del Rio then driving out in a Jaguar classic car
The Big Show (w/ Joey Mercury & Serena) pinned Luke Gallows (w/ Kelly Kelly) at 2:23 with the right hand punch; during and after the bout, CM Punk was shown watching on backstage
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion Kane defeated the Big Show and Jack Swagger by pinning Swagger; after the bout, the Undertaker appeared and dropped Kane with a chokeslam and tombstone

- 8/19/10: Skandar Akbar (Jimmy Wehba) died at the age of 75.

- 8/20/10: Serena (Serena Deeb) was released.

WWE (Raw) @ Tokyo, Japan – Sumo Hall – August 20, 2010 (6,500)
Goldust pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. with the Final Cut
Eve, Nikki & Brie Bella defeated Maryse, Alicia Fox, & Jillian Hall
WWE Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Mark Henry & Evan Bourne when Bourne submitted to Kidd’s Sharpshooter
Randy Orton defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification when Sheamus shoved the referee; after the bout, Orton dropped Sheamus with the RKO
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin in a non-title match with the springboard splash
Chris Jericho defeated Yoshi Tatsu at the 25-minute mark via submission with the Walls of Jericho
John Cena & the Big Show defeated Wade Barrett & David Otunga at 13:18 with simultaneous pinfalls

WWE @ Lubbock, TX – City Bank Coliseum – August 21, 2010 (3,200)

WWE (Raw) @ Tokyo, Japan – Sumo Hall – August 21, 2010 (8,100; sell out)
WWE Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & Ted Dibiase Jr. at 11:01 when Kidd pinned Dibiase after the springboard Hart Attack
David Otunga pinned Goldust at 6:27 with the spinebuster
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Alicia Fox & Jillian Hall at 7:48 when Nikki pinned Jillian; Eve was the guest referee for the bout
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Evan Bourne at 14:00 with a hurricanrana
The Big Show pinned Mark Henry at 7:39 with the right hand punch
Randy Orton pinned Wade Barrett at 9:26 with the RKO after David Otunga’s interference backfired
John Cena & Yoshi Tatsu defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus & Chris Jericho at 23:26 when Cena pinned Jericho

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Odessa, TX – Ector County Coliseum – August 22, 2010 (matinee) (3,000)
Kofi Kingston won a battle royal; stipulations stated the winner would earn a WWE IC Title shot later in the show
Layla defeated an unknown
Cody Rhodes defeated Matt Hardy; after the bout, Hardy was attacked by both Rhodes and Drew McIntyre
Michael Tarver, Heath Slater, & Justin Gabriel defeated Chris Masters, Vladimir Kozlov, & JTG when Gabriel pinned Masters with the 450 splash
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler pinned Kofi Kingston
Alberto Del Rio defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via submission with the armbar; Guerrero worked the bout as a face
CM Punk defeated MVP
World Heavyweight Champion Kane pinned Jack Swagger in a steel cage match with the chokeslam; late in the bout, Michael Tarver, Justin Gabriel, and Heath Slater ran out and tried climbing the cage, with Matt Hardy, MVP, and Chris Masters then coming out to stop them

WWE (Raw) @ Shanghai, China – Shanghai Expo – August 22, 2010 (8,000; sell out; all freebies)
Debut in the country
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Mark Henry
Eve pinned Alicia Fox
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chris Jericho
WWE World Champion Sheamus pinned Randy Orton
John Cena defeated the Big Show

WWE Superstars – 8/26/10 – featured an ad promoting the following week’s 900th episode of Monday Night Raw; included a look at media coverage from the WWE’s recent debut in China; featured an ad promoting ‘Raw – The Beginning: The Best of Seasons 1 & 2;’ included a ‘Did you know?’ graphic which read the WWE’s Facebook page has more fans than that of ESPN, NHL, Major League Baseball, and the NFL; featured a vignette of the Undertaker; included an ad promoting ‘Legendary,’ staring John Cena; included the announcement Kofi Kingston would face WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler and Rey Mysterio Jr. would face World Heavyweight Champion Kane the following night on Smackdown; featured the Trent Barreta & Caylen Croft vs. Vance Archer & Curt Hawkins and Drew McIntyre vs. Chris Masters matches taped 8/18/10 in Fresno, CA:
William Regal pinned Goldust at 10:13 with the knee to the head after dropping Goldust throat-first across the top rope; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout

- 8/27/10: Gertrude (Luna) Vachon died at the age of 48.

WWE (Raw) @ Hampton Beach, NH – Casino Ballroom – August 27, 2010 (1,500; sell out)
Goldust pinned Luke Gallows; after the bout, Hornswoggle hit a frog splash on Gallows
Michael McGillicutty (w/ Kofi Kingston) defeated Kaval; McGillicutty worked the bout as a heel
JTG defeated Primo Colon; after the bout, Jack Swagger attacked JTG and applied the ankle lock; moments later, Swagger cut an in-ring promo in which he challenged Chris Masters to a submission match
Jack Swagger defeated Chris Masters in a submission match with the ankle lock
Gail Kim, Nikki & Brie Bella defeated Maryse, Jillian Hall, & Rosa Mendes when Gail pinned Rosa with a small package after the Bellas chased Maryse and Jillian off with water guns
R-Truth pinned Cody Rhodes with an axe kick
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated Drew McIntyre, Matt Hardy, and Kofi Kingston by pinning Hardy after Hardy sustained Kingston’s spin kick to the head and Ziggler threw Kingston to the floor

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Cohasset, MA – South Shore Music Circus – August 28, 2010 (1,500)
Goldust defeated Luke Gallows
Michael McGillicutty defeated Kaval
JTG defeated Primo Colon
Jack Swagger defeated Chris Masters in a submission match
John Morrison defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse, Jillian Hall, & Rosa Mendes
R-Truth defeated Cody Rhodes
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated Kofi Kingston, Matt Hardy, and Drew McIntyre

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Bethlehem, PA – Stabler Arena – August 28, 2010 (3,250)
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer when Marella pinned Hawkins
WWE Women’s Champion Layla pinned Kelly Kelly
Christian pinned Tyler Reks
The Greta Khali defeated Trent Barretta & Caylen Croft by pinning Croft
CM Punk pinned MVP
Alberto Del Rio defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via submission with the armbar
World Heavyweight Champion Kane defeated the Big Show in a steel cage match after CM Punk interfered

WWF (Raw) @ Wildwood, NJ – Convention Center – August 28, 2010 (5,400)
Mark Henry defeated William Regal
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Evan Bourne
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Zack Ryder
WWE World Champion Sheamus defeated Randy Orton in a lumberjack match
WWE Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
WWE Divas Champion Melina defeated Alicia Fox
John Cena, Chris Jericho, & Daniel Bryan defeated Justin Gabriel, David Otunga, & Heath Slater

WWE (Raw) @ Newark, NJ – Prudential Center – August 29, 2010 (matinee) (7,200)
John Morrison defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Evan Bourne
Mark Henry defeated William Regal
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Zack Ryder
Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, & Daniel Bryan defeated Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, & Michael Tarver
WWE Divas Champion Melina defeated Alicia Fox
WWE Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
WWE World Champion Sheamus defeated John Cena in a steel cage match

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Hyannis, MA – Cape Cod Melody Tent – August 29, 2010 (1,500)
Goldust defeated Luke Gallows Michael McGillicutty defeated Kaval
JTG defeated Primo Colon
Jack Swagger defeated Chris Masters in a submission match
Kelly Kelly & Gail Kim defeated Jillian Hall & Rosa Mendes
R-Truth defeated Cody Rhodes
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated Drew McIntyre, Matt Hardy, and Kofi Kingston

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Springfield, MA – MassMutual Center – August 29, 2010 (4,400)
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Vance Archer & Curt Hawkins
Christian defeated Tyler Reks
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla
The Great Khali defeated Trent Barretta & Caylen Croft in a handicap match
CM Punk defeated MVP
Alberto Del Rio defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
World Heavyweight Champion Kane defeated the Big Show in a steel cage match

WWE @ Boston, MA – TD Garden – August 30, 2010
Raw – 900th episode; featured an opening video recapping some of the highlights from previous episodes; included an in-ring promo by Bret Hart in which he noted the 17-year history of Raw, saying he was unsure whether it would catch on at first, and that it had the most episodes in the history of prime time television; Hart said only he and the Undertaker are still with the company after all that time; as Hart went to introduce Taker, World Heavyweight Champion Kane interrupted to say Taker was now just a man after Kane’s assault on him and that he was just like Hart, forever damaged; Kane then said Taker was last himself when he beat Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 26; Hart responded by saying Taker would beat Kane like he always does; Kane then said Taker took out an icon in Michaels so he would have to take out an icon himself in Hart; Kane put a choke on Bret, with WWE Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd running out to try to make the save; Kane knocked them to the floor when a gong sounded and the lights went out; when they came back on, Taker was in the ring standing between Kane and Hart; Kane then left the ring when Michael Cole received an e-mail from the general manager which read Hart would face Taker later in the show; featured highlights from the 1/11/93 debut episode of Raw; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read Raw had more episodes than Survivor, The Amazing Race, and American Idol combined; featured highlights from the 9/28/98 episode in which Steve Austin drove to the ring in a zambonie and attacked Vince McMahon; included highlights from the 6/7/10 episode of Nexus coming through the crowd to attack John Cena; featured a backstage segment with Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, David Otunga, Michael Tarver, and Justin Gabriel in which Tarver said people were saying Nexus was getting weak since Darren Young was kicked out and Skip Sheffield was injured; Barrett responded by saying he would take the WWE World Title and Nexus would do something to keep people talking and he knew what it would be; included a trailer for “Legendary,” staring Cena; featured highlights from the 9/7/09 episode hosted by Bob Barker; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Jericho in which he said he had an epiphany and that he would leave the WWE if he didn’t win the WWE World Title at Night of Champions, then saying he would prove how serious he was in facing Nexus later in the show; featured an ad promoting Smackdown! moving to SyFy on Oct. 1; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read, at its current pace, Jersey Shore would reach its 900th episode in 2083 and Snooki would be older than Betty White; featured highlights from the 1/4/10 episode in which Hart and Michaels made amends; included footage from the recent debut in China to the tune of ‘Soul Survivor (2012)’ by Angels & Airwaves, with comments from Randy Orton, WWE World Champion Sheamus, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, Chris Jericho, Cena, Rey Mysterio Jr., the Big Show, Jui Li – the Chinese WWE host, and Mark Henry; featured highlights from the 9/27/99 episode in which Mankind hosted ‘This is Your Life’ for the Rock; included an in-ring promo by CM Punk, alongside Luke Gallows & Joey Mercury, in which he said he was better than the Rock because he doesn’t drink, smoke, or make crappy movies like ‘The Tooth Fairy;’ Punk said Rock epitomizes the septic tank that is Raw, which he said was nothing but bad morals; Punk then said “I’ve got two words for you – Katie Vick;” Punk continued by introduced a video package of Triple H breaking into Orton’s house on 3/9/09, Cena throwing Edge into a body of water on 8/21/06, DX invading WCW on 4/27/98, and Steve Austin hosing Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, and the Rock with beer on 3/22/99; Punk then said the fans were just the kind of people who would put a second mortgage on their house so they could see Austin spray Punk with beer; moments later, Austin’s music began playing; after Austin didn’t appear, Punk let on that he tricked the crowd and made them disappointed because they make him disappointed; Punk then showed a clip from the 6/12/03 Smackdown of Brock Lesnar’s superplex on the Big Show which broke the ring; Punk replied by saying the clip represents being criminally obese, then noting he had no idea who the other guy was with Show; Show then interrupted by saying if Punk really wanted to embarass him, he should bring up when Eddie Guerrero gave him a tainted burrito, when he did the sumo wrestling thing, or when he kissed Vickie Guerrero; Show then did a Hulk Hogan impression endorsing the Straight Edge Society, with Punk saying Show was boring and nobody likes him; moments later, Show easily cleared all three men from the ring; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read Raw has had 256 more episodes than Monday Night Football; included highlights from Triple H’s return during the 1/7/02 episode and subsequent attack to Kurt Angle; featured Matthews conducting an interview at the entrance stage with Sheamus, with Sheamus taking the mic and saying he was the reason Triple H wasn’t there to celebrate with everyone else and that’s why he was being punished by having to face five men at Night of Champions; moments later, Edge interrupted to talk about his accomplishments since his Raw debut, called Sheamus Beeker from the Muppets, and said he would take the title back at Night of Champions:
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin & Alex Riley defeated Daniel Bryan & Kaval and Kofi Kingston & Michael McGillicutty at 3:22 when Miz pinned Kaval with the Skull Crushing Finale immediately after Kaval hit the Warrior’s Way onto McGillicutty; after the bout, Bryan kicked Riley to the floor, with Miz then sliding back into the ring to hit Bryan with the Money in the Bank briefcase
WWE Divas Champion Melina & Eve defeated WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla at the 52-second mark when Melina pinned Layla with a roll up; after the bout, McCool took the mic and said the win was just like Melina, completely forgettable; Layla & McCool then challenged Melina to a unification match at Night of Champions; Melina then accepted but only if it was a lumberjack match, with Layla & McCool agreeing; moments later, Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim, Alicia Fox, Maryse, Jillian Hall, Brie & Nikki Bella, and Tamina then joined Melina and Eve at the entrance stage
Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes fought John Morrison & R-Truth to a double disqualification at the 51-second mark when all four men began brawling in the ring; stipulations stated the winners would become the #1 contenders to the WWE Tag Team Titles; after the match, both teams continued fighting on the floor until Morrison & Truth gained the upper hand
Bret Hart fought the Undertaker to a no contest; prior to the bout, Wade Barrett came out and said the match wasn’t going to happen because it was the 900th episode and people wanted to talk about the future, not the past; Taker quickly won a brawl with Barrett and knocked him to the floor; moments later, a gong sounded and the lights went out; when they came back on, Hart was gone and World Heavyweight Champion Kane was in the ring; Taker and Kane fought until he got a choke on Kane, with the gong sounding again and the lights going out; when they came back on, Kane was gone; the remainder of Nexus then came out, with Taker fighting them off until the gong sounded again and the lights went out; when they came back on, Barrett had Taker up for the forward slam, which he then hit; Kane was seen watching on from the entrance stage as Justin Gabriel followed with the 450 splash; Nexus then stood over Taker’s body as the crowd chanted “Nexus sucks;” Taker struggled to sit up but then laid back down
Jack Swagger defeated Evan Bourne via submission with the ankle lock at 2:17 after avoiding the Shooting Star Press and clipping Bourne in the leg; prior to the bout, Swagger cut a promo on his way to the ring in which he said he returned to Raw a hero; roughly 30 seconds into the bout, Alberto Del Rio drove ringside and was introduced by his own ring announcer; after the contest, Del Rio said he was the reason Rey Mysterio Jr. wasn’t at the show because he was in the hospital; Del Rio then said he was disappointed because his Raw audience didn’t get to see it but he would recreate the attack with Bourne; Del Rio then ran in the ring and locked Bourne in the armbar before then kicking him to the floor; moments later, Del Rio went to put Bourne’s arm in a steel chair until Mark Henry ran out and punched the chair out of his hand
Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver, & David Otunga defeated John Cena, WWE World Champion Sheamus, Edge, Chris Jericho, & Randy Orton in an elimination match at 11:16; Jericho was eliminated when he walked out of the match before locking up with Tarver (1:17); Edge was disqualified when he shoved referee Charles Robinson for seemingly no reason (1:43); Slater pinned Sheamus with a reverse bulldog after Gabriel kicked Sheamus in the head from the apron (7:11); Cena pinned Slater with the FU (7:54); Otunga submitted to Cena’s STFU (10:28); Gabriel pinned Cena with the 450 splash (10:40); Orton pinned Gabriel with the RKO (10:54); Orton pinned Tarver with the RKO (11:04); Barrett pinned Orton with the forward slam
WWE Superstars – 9/2/10 – included a “Did you know?” graphic which read, at its current pace, Jersey Shore would reach its 900th episode in 2083 and Snooki would be older than Betty White; featured a “Don’t try this at home” PSA; included a vignette on WWE World Champion Sheamus; featured footage from the recent debut in China to the tune of ‘Soul Survivor (2012)’ by Angels & Airwaves, with comments from Randy Orton, Sheamus, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, Chris Jericho, Cena, Rey Mysterio Jr., the Big Show, Jui Li – the Chinese WWE host, and Mark Henry:
Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) pinned Goldust at 12:14 with Dream Street after dropping Goldust across the top rope and then kicking him in the head; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
Santino Marella (w/ Vladimir Kozlov) pinned Jimmy Uso (w/ Jey Uso & Tamina) at 3:32 after lifting his knees to block Uso’s splash off the top; after the bout, Tamina took off the lai she was wearing and put it around Santino’s neck before positioning his hand for the Cobra and then kissing it; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Dark match after the taping: WWE World Champion Sheamus defeated John Cena and the Undertaker in a steel cage match

WWE @ Albany, NY – Times Union Center – August 31, 2010
John Morrison defeated Tyler Reks
NXT – 8/31/10 – featured an opening video recapping the highlights of season 2, followed by comments from finalists Kaval, Michael McGillicutty, and Alex Riley about their chances of winning; included Ashley Valence introducing the pros – MVP, Zack Ryder, John Morrison, Mark Henry, and Cody Rhodes; moments later, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin introduced Riley, Kofi Kingston introduced McGillicutty, and WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla introduced Kaval; Matt Striker introduced the eliminated contestants who were sitting ringside before saying the finalists would have a triple threat match; a brawl then ensued, during which Miz and Riley were knocked to the floor; featured backstage comments from Kelly Kelly in which she introduced a vigentte on Naomi, her rookie for season 3; included an ad promoting Smackdown! moving to SyFy Oct. 8; featured backstage comments from Alicia Fox in which she introduced a vignette on Maxine, her rookie for season 3; included an ad promoting ‘Legendary,’ staring John Cena; featured backstage comments from Goldust in which he introduced a vignette on Aksana, his rookie for season 3; included Striker asking the eliminated rookies who they picked to win, with Titus O’Neil picking Riley, Eli Cottonwood picking Riley, Lucky Cannon picking no one and saying the show sucked since he was eliminated, Percy Watson picking McGillicutty, and Husky Harris picking McGillicutty; moments later, it was announced Riley had been eliminated; Riley then cut an in-ring promo saying he didn’t have an Internet following and wasn’t born into the business but was still a finalist because the fans knew how good he was and that the WWE’s future would include him; featured backstage comments from Brie & Nikki Bella in which they introduced a vignette on Jamie, former NXT ring announcer, as their rookie for season 3; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE’s Facebook page has more fans than ESPN, NHL, MLB, and the NFL; featured footage from the recent debut in China to the tune of ‘Soul Survivor (2012)’ by Angels & Airwaves, with comments from Randy Orton, WWE World Champion Sheamus, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, Chris Jericho, Cena, Rey Mysterio Jr., the Big Show, Jui Li – the Chinese WWE host, and Mark Henry; included backstage comments from Primo Colon in which he introduced a vignette on AJ, his rookie for season 3; featured an in-ring segment with Striker in which he gave McGillicutty and Kaval a chance on the mic to explain why the fans should choose them over the other; included backstage comments from Vickie Guerrero in which she introduced a vignette on Aloisia, her rookie for season 3; featured an in-ring segment with Striker, Kaval, and McGillicutty in which it was announced McGillicutty had been eliminated and Kaval won; moments later, McCool & Layla ran into the ring to congratulate him; Striker then handed McGillicutty the mic, as Kingston watched on from the stage, and told Kaval he was nowhere near McGillicutty’s level and that he was the future of the company; after McGillicutty left the ring, Kaval thanked the crowd before the eliminated rookies sitting ringside jumped into the ring and ganged up on Kaval; moments later, the pros ran in the ring and brawled with the eliminated wrestlers; Riley and McGillicutty then ran out and aided the eliminated wrestlers as referees tried to break up the right; included a closing video package recapping the highlights of the season:
Alex Riley (w/ WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin) defeated Michael McGillicutty (w/ Kofi Kingston) and Kaval (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla) at 10:25 by pinning McGillicutty after Kaval hit a running Liger Kick, with McGillicutty then knocking Kaval off the top to the floor as he attempted the Warrior’s Way
WWE Superstars – 9/2/10: Kofi Kingston pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 14:08 after hitting the spin kick to the head as Guerrero was on the top rope; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Smackdown! – 9/3/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment in which Ricardo Rodriguez introduced Alberto Del Rio, with Del Rio then driving out to ringside; after entering the decorated ring, Del Rio showed footage of his attack the previous week on Rey Mysterio Jr., then said he was celebrating because he forced Mysterio out of WWE; with a wait staff standing behind him, Del Rio destroyed a pinata after comparing it to Mysterio; Del Rio then proposed a toast with champagne until Christian interrupted; Christian said he knew who Del Rio was, then calling him ‘Juan Bradshaw Layfield’ before saying he was Enrique Iglesias; eventually, Christian confronted Del Rio about his attack on Mysterio; Del Rio then sent his staff out of the ring and faced off with Christian before opting to leave the ring, saying he would make Christian pay at another place and time; moments later, Drew McIntyre came out of the crowd and attacked Christian and knocked him to the floor, with Del Rio kneeling over Christian before going backstage; included a trailer promoting ‘Legendary,’ staring John Cena; featured footage from the recent debut in China to the tune of ‘Soul Survivor (2012)’ by Angels & Airwaves, with comments from Randy Orton, WWE World Champion Sheamus, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, Chris Jericho, Cena, Rey Mysterio Jr., the Big Show, Jui Li – the Chinese WWE host, and Mark Henry; included a backstage segment with a psychologist, Hornswoggle, and Teddy Long in which they discussed trying to get Hornswoggle to speak English; after the psychologist tried using electroshock therapy, Hornswoggle put the electrodes on the psychologist and turned it on high; featured Jack Swagger, along with his father, hosting an in-ring segment of the VIP Lounge; eventually, Swagger’s dad said Swagger should do push-ups and let the crowd chant along with; after Swagger did roughly 30 push-ups, MVP interrupted, said the VIP Loung was under rennovations and began throwing furniture out of the ring; Swagger used his father, confined to a wheelchair, as a shield before MVP dropped the father with the Play of the Day and caused Swagger to fall over the top rope to the floor; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read Raw has aired more episodes than ‘Survivor,’ ‘Amazing Race,’ and ‘American Idol’ combined; featured a closing backstage promo by World Heavyweight Champion Kane in which he said the Undertaker’s existance would end at Night of Champions when he defends against and defeats Taker; Kane then said Taker’s powers were now his, with druids then pushing a casket ringside; moments later, Kane arose from inside the casket and said he had seen weakness several times from Taker in recent weeks, proving he was the phoenom no more, and that there was nothing that could stop him; Taker then appeared and went after Kane in the ring, only for the lights in the arena going out and Kane disappearing; Taker opened the casket at ringside, showing it empty, with Kane then appearing on the big screen and cutting a promo on their upcoming match:
Christian pinned Drew McIntyre at 4:14 with a double leg pickup into a roll over
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Layla) pinned Kelly Kelly in a non-title match at 2:18 with a reversal into the Faith Breaker; Layla provided guest commentary for the bout
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Chris Masters in a non-title match with the Zig Zag at 2:04
The Big Show defeated CM Punk & Luke Gallows in a handicap match at 9:58 when Gallows submitted to a modified Camel Clutch after a powerbomb into an overhead throw; Joey Mercury was in Punk & Gallows’ corner but left ringside mid-way through after being injured by Show; after the bout, Punk dropped Gallows with the Go To Sleep
Cody Rhodes pinned Matt Hardy at 7:32 with Crossroads; prior to the bout, Rhodes cut a promo on Hardy, saying he wasn’t following his grooming tips and was fat; Hardy responded by stealing Rhodes’ jacket, which had a mirror on the back
Dark match after the taping: The Undertaker fought World Heavyweight Champion Kane to a no contest

WWE (Raw) @ Arecibo, Puerto Rico – Manuel Iguina Coliseum – September 2, 2010 (5,000)
Primo Colon defeated Zack Ryder
Goldust defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
WWE Divas Champion Melina defeated Alicia Fox
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated John Morrison
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
Chris Jericho defeated Daniel Bryan
Randy Orton, Evan Bourne, & Mark Henry defeated Wade Barrett, David Otunga, & Justin Gabriel
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification

WWE (Raw) @ Ponce, Puerto Rico – Vicens Auditorium – September 3, 2010 (5,000)
Goldust defeated Zack Ryder; after the bout, Goldust was attacked by Nexus
Natalya Neidhart, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Tamina, Jimmy & Jey Uso
WWE Divas Champion Melina defeated Alicia Fox
Randy Orton fought WWE World Champion Sheamus to a double disqualification
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Daniel Bryan and Ted Dibiase Jr.
Evan Bourne defeated Chris Jericho
John Cena, Mark Henry, John Morrison, & Primo Colon defeated Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Justin Gabriel, & ?

WWE @ Hato Ray, Puerto Rico – Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum – September 4, 2010

WWE @ Binghamton, NY – September 4, 2010 (2,500)
Christian defeated Cody Rhodes
Alberto Del Rio defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
JTG defeated Tyler Reks
Jack Swagger defeated Chris Masters in a submission match
R-Truth & Matt Hardy defeated CM Punk & Luke Gallows
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated Kofi Kingston and Drew McIntyre
Kelly Kelly, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated WWE Women’s Champion Layla, Jillian Hall, & Rosa Mendes in a bathing suit match
World Heavyweight Champion Kane defeated the Big Show

WWE (Smackdown!) @ White Plains, NY – Westchester County Center – September 5, 2010 (matinee) (3,000)
Christian defeated Cody Rhodes
Alberto Del Rio defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
JTG defeated Tyler Reks
Jack Swagger defeated Chris Masters in a submission match
R-Truth defeated CM Punk
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated Kofi Kingston and Drew McIntyre
Kelly Kelly, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated WWE Women’s Champion Layla, Jillian Hall, & Rosa Mendes in a bathing suit match
World Heavyweight Champion Kane defeated the Big Show

WWE @ Ocean City, MD – Powell Convention Center – September 6, 2010
Canceled

WWE @ Washington DC – Verizon Center – September 6, 2010 (8,000)
Evan Bourne defeated Zack Ryder
Raw – featured an opening in-ring segment in which Wade Barrett – alongside Heath Slater, David Otunga, Michael Tarver, & Justin Gabriel – cut a promo discussing Nexus’s attack the previous week on the Undertaker; moments later, Otunga, Tarver, Slater, and Gabriel took the mic, said they were the new phoenoms of the WWE, bragged about their elimination match win the previous week over Team WWE, Slater noted he pinned WWE World Champion Sheamus as part of the match, and Gabriel boasted about hitting the 450 to both Taker and Cena in the same night, pinning Cena in the process; Barrett then noted he pinned Randy Orton to win the match and would win the WWE World Title at Night of Champions; Orton then appeared and said he took out two members of Nexus within 30 seconds the previous week with the RKO, with Barrett then challenging him to try the same on him; Michael Cole then received an e-mail from the Raw GM which read Gabriel vs. Cena and Orton vs. Barrett would take place later in the show with Nexus barred from ringside; included a trailer for ‘Legendary,’ staring Cena; featured a backstage segment in which Josh Matthews spoke to WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, with Miz hiding something behind a curtain and saying he would show the fans the road to awesome; included a backstage segment with Edge and Zack Ryder in which they discussed Chris Jericho losing his shot at Night of Champions, with Ryder saying Edge should take him on as a former top contender himself; Edge then made fun of Ryder before making an open statement to the Raw GM that he should make Ryder his opponent; featured a backstage segment with Ted Dibiase Jr. and Maryse in which Dibiase was shown speaking on the phone with someone and telling them he loved them; Maryse then said she found a note in their stuff which read the person wanted them, with the two then arguing over who the note was meant for before Dibiase stormed off; included an ad promoting Smackdown moving to SyFy Oct. 1; featured an ad promoting the following week’s season premiere featuring Raw Roulette; included an extended look at ‘Legendary,’ with comments from Cena, Devon Graye, Patricia Clarkson, and Danny Glover; featured an ad promoting Season 3 of NXT, with all the rookies except the previously announced Aloisia; included an in-ring promo by Miz in which he recapped his time spent on MTV, as a contestant on Tough Enough, and the verbal abuse the fans gave him telling him to leave because he didn’t belong; Miz then spoke of his tag team with John Morrison and that the fans said he was just Morrison’s sidekick, then noting he would go on to win Money in the Bank; Miz said he was the biggest star in the company before unveiling the new cover of WWE Magazine with him on the front; he then said all the fans were wrong and that he had earned the right to say he was awesome; Daniel Bryan then walked out and commented on how he was the anti-superstar for the fact he has a cheap haircut, generic music, and the fact security doesn’t know who he is; Bryan then said he knows he could beat Miz for the US title and showed a doctored WWE Magazine cover on the big screen which read “Miz taps out” which could run after their match; Bryan said he knew he could beat Miz, make him tap, and take the title; as Miz went to respond, Bryan asked him whether he would accept the challenge to a match, with Miz saying yes; Miz then went to attack Bryan but was briefly locked in the LaBell Lock until Alex Riley came out of the crowd; Bryan fought him off, knocked Miz to the floor, and locked Riley in the hold; Riley then tapped out as Miz watched on from the floor; moments later, Bryan kicked the blown up WWE Magazine cover in the ring; featured a WWE Classics on Demand ‘This Week in Wrestling History’ segment focusing on the WCW Monday Nitro premiere from Sept. 4, 1995 at the Mall of America and Lex Luger’s surprise appearance, leading to the Monday Night Wars and WWE’s eventual victory; included the announcement Taker would face CM Punk Friday on Smackdown; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Jericho regarding his comments the previous week in which he said he would leave WWE if he didn’t win at Night of Champions, and the fact he now wouldn’t be challenging for the title at the pay-per-view; Jericho refused comment; moments later, John Morrison was seen sitting next to Jericho and used several of Jericho’s own lines in making fun of him:
John Morrison (mystery opponent) pinned Chris Jericho at 10:00 with Starship Pain after knocking Jericho off the top rope; after Jericho’s entrance, Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM which read, due to their actions the previous week, Jericho and Edge would be taken out of the Night of Champions main event if they did not win their respective matches during the show (The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
WWE Divas Champion Melina pinned Alicia Fox at 2:09 with the Sunset Split; prior to the bout, Alicia cut a promo while walking to the ring in which she said she would become the “undefined” women’s champion after beating Melina for the divas title and LayCool at Night of Champions (the first time the move is referred to by name)
John Cena pinned Justin Gabriel at 6:10 with a FU off the top after Gabriel went up top to attempt the 450 splash; stipulations stated Nexus was banned from ringside for the match
Edge defeated the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) (mystery opponent) via count-out at 1:18 after kicking Khali in the knee and sliding back into the ring as the two were out on the floor; following Edge’s entrance, Cole announced John Cena would face the winner of the Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton match later in the show; after Khali’s appearance, Edge went out to the floor and acted as though he was going to destroy the Raw GM laptop but eventually thought better of it; stipulations stated Edge would be taken out of the Night of Champions main event if he lost; after the bout, Cole received an e-mail from the GM which said the win wouldn’t stand under those circumstances and that it would be restarted as a No DQ over-the-top rope challenge
Edge defeated the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) in a No DQ over-the-top rope challenge at 1:40 after pulling Khali’s leg as he stepped over the rope rope; Khali stepped over the top rope to attack Edge on the floor at around the 50-second mark but the match continued; stipulations stated Edge would be taken out of the Night of Champions main event if he lost
Randy Orton pinned Wade Barrett with the RKO at 6:04 after Barrett became distracted by Darren Young at ringside; WWE World Champion Sheamus, John Cena, and Edge provided guest commentary for the bout; late in the bout, Young appeared and told Barrett he wasn’t the weakest link of Nexus, he was the missing link; after the contest, Orton dropped Young, Edge, and Sheamus with the RKO; stipulations stated the winner would face Cena the following week; moments later, Orton and Cena squared off in the ring
WWE Superstars – 9/9/10 – featured a trailer for ‘Legendary,’ staring John Cena; included a vignette of World Heavyweight Champion Kane; featured an extended look at ‘Legendary,’ with comments from Cena, Devon Graye, Patricia Clarkson, and Danny Glover; included the announcement the Big Show would face CM Punk at Night of Champions; featured the Trent Barretta & Caylen Croft vs. Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer and Big Show vs. Luke Gallows matches taped 9/7/10 in Baltimore:
R-Truth pinned William Regal at 8:07 with a reversal of a cradle; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout; after his entrance, Regal took the mic and did his own rap that he memorized to prove how easy it was to rap
Goldust (w/ Aksana) & Gail Kim defeated Primo Colon (w/ AJ) & Jillian Hall at 4:36 when Goldust pinned Primo with the Final Cut after Gail dropped Jillian with Eat Defeat; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
Dark match after the taping: WWE World Champion Sheamus defeated John Cena, Randy Orton, and Wade Barrett by pinning Orton after Cena dropped Orton with the FU

WWE @ Baltimore, MD – First Mariner Arena – September 7, 2010
JTG defeated Tyler Reks
NXT – 9/7/10 – season 3 premiere – featured an opening in-ring segment in which Matt Striker introduced each of the WWE Pros; Kelly Kelly introduced her rookie Naomi, Brie & Nikki Bella introduced Jamie, Primo Colon introduced AJ, Alicia Fox introduced Maxine, and Goldust introduced Aksana; moments later, Vickie Guerrero appeared and announced she had fired her rookie Aloisa and introduced her new rookie Kaitlyn; Striker then gave each rookie 30 to 45 seconds to give the fans an idea as to who they are; Kaitlyn went first but Vickie interrupted before Aksana could go to say Kaitlyn’s performance was awful and she would have to go again; included an ad promoting Smackdown moving to SyFy Oct. 1; featured an ad promoting ‘Legacy,’ staring John Cena; included Striker hosting an in-ring dance challenge, prior to which he said the rookie with the most challenge wins after four weeks would be immune to to the first elimination and then had Michael Cole get in the ring so the rookies would have someone to dance with; after two dances, Cole was replaced by ring announcer Tony Chimmel; two dances later, Chimmel was replaced by Josh Matthews; Naomi was chosen as the winner by the crowd; featured Striker hosting a physical challenge which Naomi again won; included an extended look at ‘Legendary,’ with comments from Cena, Devon Graye, Patricia Clarkson, and Danny Glover; featured a vignette on Jamie focusing on her fitness background, during which she noted she looked up to Trish Stratus:
Kelly Kelly & Naomi defeated Alicia Fox & Maxine at 3:03 when Naomi pinned Maxine with a roll up; after the bout, Naomni hit a suplex on Maxine and made a cover, not realizing the match was over (Naomi and Maxine’s in-ring debuts)
Primo Colon & AJ defeated Goldust & Aksana at 1:47 when AJ pinned Aksana with a reversal into a bulldog; after the bout, Vickie Guerrero brought Kaitlyn to the ring so she could give her introduction one more time, with AJ and Chavo arguing with Vickie until Vickie ordered Kaitlyn to attack AJ; AJ then rammed Kaitlyn into Vickie, with Vickie then screaming and leaving ringside (AJ and Aksana’s in-ring debuts)
WWE Superstars – 9/9/10: Trent Barretta & Caylen Croft defeated Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer at 3:49 when Barretta pinned Archer with a tornado DDT after Croft hit Archer as Archer had Barretta up on his shoulders; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
WWE Superstars – 9/9/10: The Big Show pinned Luke Gallows (w/ Joey Mercury, his arm in a sling) at 2:12 with the right hand punch; prior to the bout, Gallows cut an in-ring promo in which he said he was better than all the fans and would reinforce his position within the Straight Edge Society by beating Show; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout; after the contest, Show took the mic and said he would rid the SES from the WWE
Smackdown! – 9/10/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment in which the Undertaker appeared in the ring and cut a promo saying World Heavyweight Champion Kane was always a disturbed freak of nature that he often had to protect from others and himself; Taker then said Kane only thinks he has momentum on his side and that he would take Kane’s title, then challenged Kane to a no holds barred stipulation; CM Punk then appeared at the entrance stage, said Taker deserved a standing ovation, and that the fans would never see him again after Night of Champions; moments later, Punk said Taker was on a downward spiral, a man who had a few too many matches, and that he would prove the power of the dark side was nothing against the power of straight edge, with Taker responding that Punk would rest in peace; included an ad promoting ‘Legendary,’ staring John Cena; featured a backstage segment with WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla, alongside Kaval, in which McCool and Layla argued over who should face WWE Divas Champion Melina at Night of Champions; Kaval then asked them to be quiet so he could get ready for his debut on Smackdown, with the two women making fun of Kaval’s voice until he walked away; included a video package recapping the history between Taker and Kane, dating back to 1997; featured an extended look at ‘Legendary,’ with comments from Cena, Devon Graye, Patricia Clarkson, and Danny Glover; included grooming tips by Cody Rhodes in which he spoke about the importance of facials; featured a backstage segment in which the Big Show pretended to interview himself as Josh Matthews regarding his match with Punk at Night of Champions; moments later, Kelly Kelly appeared and laughed at Show, with Matthews then walking in looking for his missing microphone, with Kelly then telling Show to give it back to him:
Jack Swagger defeated MVP via submission with the ankle lock at 8:20, moments after injuring MVP’s ankle by using the steel ring steps on the floor
Alberto Del Rio defeated Matt Hardy via submission with the armbar at 11:11 after dropping Hardy’s arm over the top rope and then ramming him shoulder-first into the ringpost; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio’s ring announcer for the bout; prior to the match, Del Rio drove out in a white Bentley; after the contst, Del Rio attempted to further injure Hardy until Christian ran out to clear him from the ring
Drew McIntyre pinned Kaval at 3:58 with the Future Shock after blocking a top rope move to the floor and sending Kaval into the barricade; after the bout, WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla came out to help Kaval backstage (Kaval’s Smackdown debut) (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)
Kofi Kingston & Chris Masters defeated WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero & Kaitlyn) & Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 2:48 when Kingston pinned Ziggler with the spin kick to the face, moments after the referee failed to notice Ziggler tagging in Guerrero; prior to the bout, it was announced Ziggler would defend against Kofi Kingston at Night of Champions and Kingston would win the title if Ziggler was disqualified or counted-out
The Undertaker defeated CM Punk via submission with the Hell’s Gate at 14:34, moments after sustaining Punk’s Go To Sleep; prior to the bout, Luke Gallows & Joey Mercury came out with Punk but he told them to go backstage; after the contest, World Heavyweight Champion Kane was heard laughing as his pyro went off at the entrance stage (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Aberdeen, Scotland – Exhibition & Conference Centre – September 9, 2010 (1,500)
Ashley Valence was the host of the show
MVP defeated WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match
Alberto Del Rio defeated Matt Hardy via submission with the armbar
Jack Swagger defeated Chris Masters in a submission match with the ankle lock
Drew McIntyre defeated Cody Rhodes; prior to the bout, Cody Rhodes cut an in-ring promo on grooming tips before he was joined by Jack Swagger and WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler, with the three then singing the American National Anthem; moments later, McIntyre appeared, wearing a kilt; after the bout, McIntyre put the kilt on Rhodes; McIntyre played the babyface in the match
WWE Women’s Champion Layla pinned Kelly Kelly
CM Punk defeated Christian; after the ring announcements, Punk threw Tony Chimmel’s shoe into the crowd
World Heavyweight Champion Kane defeated the Big Show in a streetfight

WWE (Raw) @ Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre – September 10, 2010 (7,300)
Santino Marella pinned Zack Ryder with the Cobra; prior to the bout, the Raw GM had both men compete in a dance contest, which Santino won; after the match, Wade Barrett, Michael Tarver, Heath Slater, and David Otunga attacked both men
John Morrison pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. with Starship Pain
Goldust pinned Primo Colon with the Final Cut; prior to the match, Brie & Nikki Bella picked a fan in the crowd to be the guest time keeper
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Evan Bourne after lifting his knees to block the Shooting Star Press
WWE Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso after the springboard Hart Attack
WWE Divas Champion Melina defeated Alicia Fox and Gail Kim by pinning Fox with the Sunset Split
Edge & Chris Jericho defeated Wade Barrett & Michael Tarver when Edge pinned Tarver with the spear; prior to the bout, the Raw GM ordered that David Otunga and Heath Slater, who accompanied Barrett & Tarver, were banned from ringside; Edge & Jericho played the babyfaces in the match
Randy Orton defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification when Sheamus shoved the referee; after the bout, Orton dropped Sheamus with the RKO and did the same to WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin when Miz came out to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot; Nexus then attacked Orton, with Chris Jericho, Edge, WWE Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd then coming out to make the save; Orton eventually left the ring, with Jericho leading the crowd in the Canadian National Anthem before dropping Otunga with the Code Breaker

WWE @ Aberdeen, Scotland – Exhibition & Conference Centre – September 10, 2010 (3,000)
Christian pinned Cody Rhodes
Alberto Del Rio defeated Chris Masters via submission with the armbar; after the bout, Del Rio brought a steel chair into the ring, with Christian then running out to make the save
Kelly Kelly pinned WWE Women’s Champion Layla in a non-title match
MVP defeated Jack Swagger; early in the bout, Swagger cut his head on the guardrail, leading to a rushed finish
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler pinned Matt Hardy; after the bout, Cody Rhodes and Jack Swagger joined Ziggler in the ring, with the three singing Elvis Presley’s “All Shook Up;” moments later, the Big Show appeared, did a Steve Austin impression, and dropped Swagger with the Stunner; he then did a Dusty Rhodes impression before hitting the bionic elbow on Cody, and finished with a Hulk Hogan impression and hit a boot to the face on Ziggler; Hardy then dropped Ziggler with the Twist of Fate
The Big Show pinned CM Punk with the chokeslam; prior to the match, Punk gave Vickie Guerrero a phone call from the ring, during which he said she ordered that Show’s right hand punch had been banned
World Heavyweight Champion Kane pinned Drew McIntyre; McIntyre played the babyface in the match

- 9/10/10: Mike Shaw (Norman, Bastion Booger) died at the age of 53 from a heart attack.

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Minehead, England – Butlins Arena – September 11, 2010 (5,000)
MVP defeated Jack Swagger
Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Women’s Champion Layla in a non-title match
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated Matt Hardy
Drew McIntyre defeated Cody Rhodes in an impromptu match; prior to the bout, McIntyre, Rhodes, Jack Swagger, and WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler made fun of England until the other heels made fun of the United Kingdom, with McIntyre then standing up for Scotland
Alberto Del Rio defeated Chris Masters via submission with the armbar
CM Punk defeated Christian; during the bout, Christian accidentally bled and had to be tended to before the bout was restarted
World Heavyweight Champion Kane pinned the Big Show after hitting him with a steel chair handed to him by CM Punk; after the bout, Show knocked Punk out with a punch

WWE (Raw & Smackdown!) @ Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center – September 11, 2010

WWE (Raw) @ Hamilton, Ontario – Copps Coliseum – September 11, 2010 (3,700)
Postponed from 5/17/10
Evan Bourne pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. with Air Bourne; prior to the bout, the Raw GM had both men compete in a dance contest, which Bourne won
Primo Colon pinned Zack Ryder with the Back Stabber
Goldust & Gail Kim defeated Jimmy Uso & Tamina; prior to the bout, Brie & Nikki Bella picked a fan in the crowd to be the guest timekeeper
Randy Orton defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification when Sheamus brought a chair into the ring; after the bout, Orton attacked Sheamus
WWE Divas Champion Melina pinned Alicia Fox; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the bout
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned John Morrison
Edge, Chris Jericho, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Heath Slater, & Michael Tarver in an elimination match; stipulations stated Barrett would be taken out of the Night of Champions main event if any Nexus members returned ringside after their elimination; Slater pinned Kidd with the Zig Zag; Barrett pinned Smith with the fireman’s carry into the slam; Jericho pinned Tarver; Jericho pinned Otunga; Edge pinned Slater with the Edge-o-Matic; Edge pinned Barrett with the spear

WWE @ Minehead, England – Butlins Arena – September 12, 2010

WWE (Raw) @ Peterborough, Ontario – Memorial Centre – September 12, 2010 (2,000)
Evan Bourne defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
Primo Colon defeated Zack Ryder
Goldust & Gail Kim defeated Jey Uso & Tamina
Randy Orton defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification
WWE Divas Champion Melina defeated Alicia Fox
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated John Morrison
Chris Jericho, Edge, WWE Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, David Otunga, & Michael Tarver in an elimination match; Slater pinned Kidd with the Zig Zag; Barrett pinned Smith with the fireman’s carry into the slam; Jericho pinned Tarver; Jericho pinned Otunga; Edge pinned Slater with the Edge-o-Matic; Edge pinned Barrett with the spear

- 9/12/10: Matt Hardy was sent home from the European tour.

WWE @ Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena – September 13, 2010
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Zack Ryder
Raw Roulette – featured an opening backstage segment with John Cena, Randy Orton, Josh Matthews, & Eve beside the Raw Roulette wheel; moments later, Cena had Eve spin the wheel to determine what kind of match Cena and Orton would have later in the show, with the wheel landing on a tables match; Matthews then discussed the fact that the last tables match Cena was in, he lost the WWE World Title to Sheamus, with Cena then hyping the upcoming bout; included Justin Roberts introducing Chad Ochocinco, of the Cincinnati Bengals, as the guest host; Ochocinco then came out to the ring, welcomed the fans to the season premiere of Raw, and said he was the most handsome guest host Raw has had; WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin soon interrupted, praising his fellow Ohioan before referring to himself as a champion and saying Ochocinco would never hold a title because he plays for the “Bungles;” Ochocinco responded by saying his team was going to the SuperBowl and the Red were going to the playoffs; Miz followed by making fun of the team and saying they were overrated; Michael Cole then responded with an e-mail from the Raw GM that read the wheel would determine Miz’s match for the night; Alicia Fox then appeared on the big screen and spun the wheel, landing on a submission match; Cole then said the non-title match would be against a wrestler of Ochocinco’s choosing, with the guest host naming Daniel Bryan; featured an ad promoting Smackdown moving to SyFy Oct. 1; included a backstage segment in which Jillian Hall spun the wheel with Edge to determine Edge’s upcoming match, both singing Dead or Alive’s “You Spin Me;” featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE provides Raw, NXT, Smackdown, and pay-per-views to the American (Armed?) Forces Network which is broadcast to the military in 175 countries and U.S. Navy ships at sea; several of the Bengals were shown sitting ringside; included a backstage segment with William Regal, Ochocinco, Brie & Nikki Bella in which Regal landed on a trading places match; after Ochocinco told Regal he would have to dress as his opponent, Goldust walked in and gave Regal a blonde wig; after Regal and Goldust left, Sheamus walked in and Ochocinco said if John Morrison beats him later in the show then he would earn a spot in the Night of Champions main event; the wheel was then spun and landed on falls count anywhere; featured an ad promoting ‘Legendary,’ staring Cena; included a backstage segment with Edge and Zack Ryder in which Ryder questioned why the GM was being tough on Edge, with Edge calling him a tool and that when he wins the title at Night of Champions he would be MIA; moments later, Sheamus confronted Edge about his claim of winning the title and said Edge should pay attention to what he does to Morrison; featured a backstage segment in which Morrison was shown doing parkour; Pete Rose was shown in attendance:
Daniel Bryan fought WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley) to a no contest in a non-title submission match at around the 4-minute mark when Miz rolled out to the ring, took the mic, complained of a hernia, and said Bryan could face Riley if he wanted a fight (the match began during the commercial break)
Daniel Bryan defeated Alex Riley (w/ WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin) in a submission match at the 37-second mark with the LeBell Lock; after the bout, Miz attacked Bryan and held his face to the title belt, saying he would never hold it and he was average at best; moments later, Bryan reversed Miz into the LeBell Lock, forcing Miz to tap and prompting the crowd to chant “You tapped out”
Edge defeated Evan Bourne in a bodyslam challenge at 1:25; after the bout, Edge dropped Bourne with a spear; moments later, Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM which read Edge would compete in a second bodyslam challenge for attacking Bourne after the match
Mark Henry defeated Edge in a bodyslam challenge at the 34-second mark; after the bout, Henry tended to Bourne on the floor
R-Truth & Eve fought Ted Dibiase Jr. & Maryse to a no contest in a song and dance match; prior to the bout, footage was shown from the commercial break of Gail Kim spinning the wheel and it landing on a song and dance match; Truth sang a new song, “Get Crunk,” rather than his theme music; moments later, Dibiase said the contest was rediculous but he would go through with it anyway; Dibiase then sang Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” while Maryse danced; moments later, Dibiase & Maryse attacked their opponents but Truth & Eve eventually cleared them from the ring
WWE World Champion Sheamus pinned John Morrison in a non-title falls count anywhere match at 6:43 after Chris Jericho hit Morrison over the back with a steel chair, moments after Morrison hit a crossbody from the top of the stage onto Sheamus at the entrance stage; after the commercial break, Jericho was shown sitting in the ring and cut a promo saying he would remain sitting until he got an e-mail from the GM that he would be let back into the Night of Champions main event or he would quit; when there was no response, Jericho threatened to track the GM down and expose him to the world; moments later, an e-mail arrived which read the GM doesn’t take ultimatums; Jericho responded to the “no chance in hell” statement by the GM, saying it wasn’t Vince McMahon because McMahon wasn’t a coward; another e-mail then arrived saying the match at Night of Champions would be an elimination match and Jericho was back in; moments later, Jericho guaranteed he was walking out of the pay-per-view with the title; a third e-mail then arrived saying Jericho was back in the match pending winning his handicap match against WWE Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd; Cole then said it would be a steel cage match (The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
Chris Jericho defeated WWE Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) in a non-title handicap steel cage match at around the 5:30 mark; Smith escaped over the top of the cage at around the 1-minute mark after Jericho sustained the Hart Attack; Kidd submitted to Jericho’s Walls of Jericho after Jericho reversed a hurricanrana off the top; stipulations stated Jericho would qualify for the Night of Champions main event if he won (the bout began during the commercial break)
Goldust (as William Regal) pinned William Regal (as Goldust) in a trading places match at the 27-second mark after hitting him with a pair of brass knuckles; the wrestlers came out dressed as their opponent for the bout
Randy Orton defeated John Cena in a tables match at 15:14 by reversing a FU into the RKO; Chad Ochocinco was the guest ring announcer for the match; late in the bout, Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, David Otunga, & Justin Gabriel attacked both men but Cena and Orton eventually put them all through tables; moments later, Chris Jericho and Edge interfered but Edge then accidentally put Jericho through a table in the corner with a spear; WWE World Champion Sheamus then appeared but Cena eventually dropped him with a FU on the floor
WWE Superstars – 9/16/10 – featured an ad for ‘Legendary,’ staring John Cena; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read all US military personnel free tickets to all live events in the US; featured a vignette on Randy Orton; included the MVP vs. Luke Gallows match taped 9/14/10 in Detroit, MI:
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso (w/ Tamina) at 8:47 when Kozlov made the pin after hitting the Iron Curtain; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout; after the match, Tamina confronted Santino in the ring and asked him to show her how to make the Cobra; moments later, Santino kissed Tamina’s hand as it was set for the Cobra
The Great Khali pinned Primo Colon (w/ AJ) at 3:05 with the tree slam; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout

WWE @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – September 14, 2010 (6,000)
Tyler Reks pinned Trent Barretta
NXT – 9/14/10 – featured a vignette on Maxine, focusing on her mixed ethnicity, modeling background, and personality; included an ad for ‘Legacy,’ staring John Cena; featured an in-ring segment in which Matt Striker hosted a joke competition between the contestants, during which several of the participants began using AJ as their punchline and AJ briefly fought with Maxine and Kaitlyn; Jamie eventually won the contest, with Michael Cole then hitting a gong at ringside and cutting a promo saying all the wanna-be participants, Striker, and everyone who paid to see the show should be gonged; included a vignette on Naomi in which she discussed her athletic and dancing background and working with the Orlando Magic; featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero, WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler, and Kaitlyn in which Vickie sent Kaitlyn away before questioning Ziggler about his hugging Kaitlyn after their win, then saying if it happened again he would lose Vickie; included an ad promoting Smackdown moving to SyFy Oct. 1; featured a closing segment of the obstacle course in which Vickie interrupted before it began to show Kaitlyn exactly how to win it; Vickie almost got to the end before she fell on her face, became emotional, yelled at Kaitlyn to win, and went backstage; Kaitlyn eventually won with 36.5 seconds; after the contest, Cole again began hitting the gong, took the mic, cut a promo saying the show was rediculous, said he was done with the show, and left ringside:
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler & Kaitlyn (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated Primo Colon & AJ at 2:49 when Ziggler pinned Primo with the Zig Zag; after the bout, Vickie appeared to take exception to Ziggler and Kaitlyn hugging in celebration
Jamie (w/ Brie & Nikki Bella) pinned Aksana (w/ Goldust) at 2:03 with a roll up
WWE Superstars – 9/16/10: MVP pinned Luke Gallows at 11:16 with the Playmaker; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout; prior to the match, Gallows cut an in-ring promo in which he said he could stand on his own two feet and win and would make an example out of MVP; MVP replied with a rap and said Gallows needed a makeover; following the contest, MVP offered his hand to help Gallows to his feet; moments later, Gallows attempted to attack MVP but MVP hit the Play of the Day and Ballin elbow drop
Smackdown! – 9/17/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment of the Peep Show in which Christian attempted to introduce his guest only for Roberto Rodriguez to interrupt and introduce Alberto Del Rio himself, with Del Rio then coming out in a Bentley; moments later, Christian asked Del Rio who he really was after his introduction vignettes and recent actions, then subtly referring to Brock Lesnar, the Spirit Squad, the Boogeyman and asking if Del Rio was a flash in the pan like them; Del Rio responded by saying Christian would end up washing his dishes; Christian responded by challenging Del Rio to a match at Night of Champions, with Del Rio rejecting the offer because he liked Christian and didn’t want him to end up like the peasants in the crowd; Del Rio then said he would think about the match, with Christian then slapping him across the face and Del Rio leaving the ring; moments later, Del Rio walked up the entrance way before taking the mic and again saying his answer was no to the match; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Hornswoggle, and a nun in which Long said the nun would help teach Hornswoggle to talk; moments later, Hornswoggle got Long in trouble with the nun to the point where she was about to hit Long with a ruler; Hornswoggle then noted he was responsible, with Long stopping the nun from hitting Hornswoggle and Hornswoggle emptying erasers to cover her in chalk dust; the nun then screamed that Hornswoggle needed an excorcism; featured an ad promoting ‘Legendary,’ staring John Cena; included a backstage segment with WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool, WWE Women’s Champion Layla, and Kaval in which Kaval picked McCool’s name out to face WWE Divas Champion Melina at Night of Champions; moments later, McCool hugged Layla and ran off, with Layla and Kaval then realizing McCool rigged the random drawing by only putting her name in and not Layla’s; Layla then said she wouldn’t support McCool at Night of Champions; featured a closing in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Kane in which he said his upcoming match with the Undertaker at Night of Champions would not end like their previous matches and that it would now end on Kane’s terms; moments later, Kane prepared to say Taker would rest in peace but Taker appeared with the two then brawling at ringside; Kane dominated the fight and eventually dropped Taker with a chokeslam and tombstone in the ring:
Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes defeated WWE Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) in a non-title match at 11:17 when Rhodes pinned Smith with a reversal into Crossroads after McIntyre prevented Kidd from hitting the Hart Attack and pulled him out to the floor
Kofi Kingston pinned Jack Swagger at 16:17 with the spin kick to the face; prior to the bout, Kingston cut an in-ring promo in which he said Vickie Guerrero was the only reason Dolph Ziggler had the WWE IC Title and said Ziggler could lose the title via disqualification or count-out in their match at Night of Champions; Kingston then said by taking the title, he would split up Dolph and Vickie; mid-way through the bout, there were brief dueling chants of “Let’s go, Swagger” and “Let’s go, Kofi”
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Women’s Champion Layla (w/ Kaval) defeated Kelly Kelly (w/ Naomi) & Rosa Mendes at 2:03 when Layla pinned Rosa with the Layout after McCool kicked Rosa in the back behind the referee’s back
CM Punk pinned Christian at 12:07 with the Go To Sleep after Alberto Del Rio, who provided guest commentary for the bout, took the mic and distracted Christian from the floor; after the contest, Del Rio took a steel chair and sat on Christian before again saying he would not accept Christian’s challenge; moments later, the Big Show ran out, with Del Rio sliding out to the floor and Show knocking Punk out with a right hand punch
Dark match after the taping: The Undertaker defeated World Heavyweight Champion Kane via count-out at the 4-minute mark when Kane walked out of the match after sustaining the chokeslam

WWE (Raw & Smackdown!) @ St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center – September 18, 2010 (6,500)
John Morrison pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. with Starship Pain; prior to the bout, the GM ordered that the two compete in a dance contest, which Morrison won; after the contest, Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver, David Otunga, & Justin Gabriel came out with Barrett cutting a promo
WWE Divas Champion Melina pinned Alicia Fox with the Last Call
WWE Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso when Smith forced a submission with the Sharpshooter
WWE Women’s Champion Layla pinned Kelly Kelly with the Layout
Kofi Kingston pinned CM Punk with the spin kick to the face
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Daniel Bryan with the Skull Crushing Finale
The Undertaker defeated World Heavyweight Champion Kane via disqualification when Kane hit a low blow to avoid the tombstone; after the bout, Taker dropped Kane with the chokeslam
John Cena, Randy Orton, Evan Bourne, & the Big Show defeated Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, David Otunga, Michael Tarver, & Justin Gabriel in a handicap elimination match; Orton pinned Slater and Barrett to win the match and be the sole survivor

Night of Champions 2010 – Chicago, IL – AllState Arena – September 19, 2010 (13,851; 11,0000 paid; sell out)
John Morrison pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) with Starship Pain after Maryse’s interference backfired
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Matt Striker; included a Paper Jamz ad staring WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin; featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Edge regarding his participation in the WWE World Title match later in the show; included Josh Matthews conducting an interview with Chris Jericho regarding his participation in the WWE World Title match, during which Jericho guaranteed he would walk out with the championship and noted his success in the Championship Scramble and Elimination Chamber; members of the National Guard were shown in attendance; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with John Cena regarding his participation in the WWE World Title match; included an ad for Hell in a Cell 2010; featured a “Don’t try this at home” PSA; included Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Wade Barrett regarding his participation in the WWE World Title match; featured an ad promoting ‘Legendary,’ staring Cena, on DVD the following week at Walmart; included Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Randy Orton regarding the WWE World Title match, during which Orton refused to comment; featured a compilation of Alberto Del Rio’s introduction vignettes; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion Sheamus regarding the upcoming title match:
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Kofi Kingston at 12:42 with the Zig Zag after preventing Vickie from slapping Kingston and then avoiding the challenger’s spin kick to the face, with Kingston landing across the ropes; stipulations stated Ziggler would lose the title if he lost the match via disqualification or count-out; Kaitlyn escorted Ziggler & Vickie ringside before the match but was sent backstage by Vickie at the 2-minute mark
The Big Show pinned CM Punk at 4:45 with the right hand punch; prior to the bout, Punk cut an in-ring promo in which he said he loved Chicago, then added he hated the residents for ruining his town and called them the scum of the Earth; Punk then said the city should be burned to the ground again and that he wasn’t afraid of Big Show and was confident that he would put down ‘Goliath’ because he had Straight Edge on his side; during the bout, there were numerous chants of “CM Punk”
Daniel Bryan defeated WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley) via submission to win the title at 12:29 with the LeBell Lock; during the final moments of the bout, Riley struck the ringpost while charging at Bryan on the floor
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool pinned WWE Divas Champion Melina in a lumberjack unification match at 6:33 with a boot to the face after Layla briefly fought with Melina behind the referee’s back as the lumberjacks fought with McCool on the floor; other lumberjacks for the match included Kelly Kelly, Eve, Brie & Nikki Bella, Jillian Hall, Rosa Mendes, Tamina, Gail Kim, Maryse, Alicia Fox, and Natalya Neidhart
World Heavyweight Champion Kane pinned the Undertaker in a no holds barred match at 18:29 by reversing the challenger’s tombstone into his own; minutes later, Taker staggered his way backstage
Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre defeated WWE Tag Team Champions David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart), Jimmy & Jey Uso (w/ Tamina), Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov, and Evan Bourne & Mark Henry to win the titles in tag team turmoil at 11:42; the Usos defeated Smith & Kidd at 2:11 when Kidd was pinned after the illegal Uso kicked Kidd in the face behind the referee’s back; the Usos defeated Kozlov & Marella at 3:15 when Marella was pinned following a Samoan Drop; Bourne & Henry defeated the Usos when Bourne scored the pin following the Shooting Star Press at 5:10; Rhodes pinned Bourne with Crossroads
Randy Orton defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus, John Cena, Chris Jericho, Edge, and Wade Barrett in an elimination match to win the title at 21:27; Cena was heavily booed during the early moments of the bout; Orton pinned Jericho with the RKO (1:30); after the fall, the crowd briefly chanted “Y2J;” Cena pinned Edge with the FU (15:00); Barrett pinned Cena with the fireman’s carry into the forward slam after Cena became distracted by David Otunga, Michael Tarver, Heath Slater, & Justin Gabriel at ringside (18:32); moments later, Nexus surrounded Orton until Cena attacked two with a steel chair, with Orton dropping the other two with the RKO (20:32); Orton pinned Sheamus with the RKO

WWE @ Indianapolis, IN – Conseco Fieldhouse – September 20, 2010
Raw taping:
9/20/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment in which the new WWE World Champion Randy Orton was introduced to the crowd; before Orton could address the crowd, Sheamus interrupted and said he had been WWE World Champion twice and both times was screwed out of the title, then noting Orton had never beaten him in a one-on-one contest for the title; Orton replied that Sheamus had never beaten him and that if he wanted a rematch, he should get it fast before he gets a punt to the head; Michael Cole then received an e-mail from the Raw GM which read Orton would face Sheamus in a Hell in a Cell match in two weeks; moments later, Sheamus said he would beat Orton in Hell in a Cell, then ordered Orton to give him the title belt since he really didn’t beat Sheamus for the championship; Orton then said he would hit the RKO on his own grandmother to keep the belt and would do the same to Sheamus’s grandmother just to see the look on her face; Orton then tossed Sheamus the title belt before dropping him with the RKO; moments later, Orton returned to the ring and attempted to kick Sheamus in the head but Sheamus slid to the floor; included the announcement ‘Legendary’ would be released the following Tuesday at Walmart; featured backstage footage of John Morrison working out for his match later in the show against Chris Jericho; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE has been making wishes come through with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for more than 25 years; featured a backstage segment with Edge and Zack Ryder in which Edge said he and Ryder weren’t friends and that he should be WWE World Champion; moments later, WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan interrupted and asked Edge to keep it down because he was reading; moments later, Edge challenged Bryan to a match later in the show; included an ad promoting Smackdown moving to SyFy Oct. 1; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with John Cena regarding his match with Wade Barrett later in the show; included an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ on DVD at Walmart; featured an ad promoting the WWE’s charitable efforts; included a “Did you know?” graphic that read WWE.com’s highlights of Raw, NXT, Superstars, and Smackdown are seen more than 10 million times each month; featured a backstage segment showing Barrett speaking with David Otunga, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver, and Justin Gabriel; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Chris Jericho in which he promoted his new 3-disc DVD set and said he would continue to get better, with Jericho then saying he got the IP address from Cole’s computer and would soon find out who the mystery GM is; Jericho then said he would demand a title match against the winner of Orton vs. Sheamus to blackmail the GM; Orton then appeared and challenged Jericho to a non-title match the following week and would give Jericho a title shot if he won, with Jericho saying he’s made a career of embarassing people just like Orton; members of the Indianapolis Colts were shown in attendance:
WWE Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes defeated Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov in a non-title match at 4:13 when McIntyre pinned Kozlov with the Future Shock; David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd provided guest commentary for the bout; after the contest, Kidd noted he and Smith would get their title rematch the following week
John Morrison pinned Chris Jericho at 10:20 with a knee to the face and Starship Pain; after the bout, Jericho was visibly upset as some in the crowd chanted “Y2J”
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Edge via reverse decision in a non-title match; Edge originally pinned Bryan with the spear at 4:03 after Mike Mizanin, who provided guest commentary for the bout, dropped Bryan over the top rope as Alex Riley, who ran out moments earlier, distracted the referee from the opposite end of the ring; prior to the entrances, Mizanin walked out with a mic, saying he did not tap out to Bryan, that he suffered from a tender ligament, and the doctors told him not to compete at Night of Champions; Miz then said he had to save himself from potential surgery but would regain the US title; during the contest, Miz announced Riley had been signed to assist Miz; after the bout, Michael Cole recieved an e-mail from the GM which read the decision was overturned due to interference, with Edge then taking the mic and saying he was sick of the anonymous GM interfering with his career; after Edge left ringside, Miz & Riley double teamed Bryan in the ring for several minutes, with Riley holding Bryan as Miz repeatedly slapped Bryan across the face and then dropped him with the Skull Crushing Finale; Miz and Riley then left ringside as the crowd chanted “You tapped out” at him (Bryan’s first appearance using Wagner’s ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ as his entrance music)
WWE Unified Women’s Champion Layla (w/ WWE Unified Women’s Champion Michelle McCool) pinned Melina at 2:03 with a modified jawbreaker off the top; McCool provided guest commentary for the match
R-Truth & Eve pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. & Maryse at 2:37 when Eve pinned Maryse with a reversal into a neckbreaker; after the bout, Dibiase and Maryse argued over the loss until the words “I will have you” appeared on the big screen with a heart (Truth’s first appearance using ‘Crunk’ as his entrance music; Dibiase’s first appearance with new entrance music)
John Cena defeated David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, & Michael Tarver (w/ Wade Barrett) in a gauntlet match at 13:47; prior to the bout, Barrett took the mic, stood on the commentary table, and said Cena would have to beat the other members of Nexus in a gauntlet match before facing Barrett in their previously announced singles match; Cena pinned Slater with the FU (2:25); Cena pinned Otunga with an inside cradle (6:55); Tarver submitted to Cena’s STFU (7:58); Cena defeated Gabriel via disqualification when the other members of Nexus and Barrett attacked Cena; Barrett stood on the commentary table for the duration of the bout; moments later, Cena cleared the ring with a steel chair; Cena then took the mic and said he wanted his match with Barrett, with Barrett saying he had nothing to gain before agreeing to the match at Hell in a Cell but only under the stipulation that Cena joins Nexus if he loses; Cena agreed but then added his own stipulation that Nexus is gone from the WWE if he wins, with Barrett agreeing as the show came to a close
WWE Superstars – 9/23/10 – featured an ad promoting “Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho;” included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE provides Raw, NXT, Smackdown, and pay-per-views to the American Forces Network, which is broadcast to military bases in 175 countries and U.S. Navy ships at sea; featured the John Cena vs. Nexus gauntlet match from Raw, shown in full, as well as the post-match segment in which Cena challenged Wade Barrett to a match at Hell in a Cell; included an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ on DVD; featured the Primo Colon vs. JTG bout taped 9/21/10 in Bloomington, IL:
Goldust (w/ Aksana) pinned William Regal with the Final Cut at 10:33; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
9/27/10 – featured an ad promoting Smackdown moving to SyFy on Friday; included an ad promoting Nickelback on tour; featured footage of John Cena in the media to promote ‘Legendary’ on DVD, with appearances on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,’ ESPN, BET, WFAN New York, and more; included a backstage segment with Ted Dibiase Jr. and Maryse in which they argued over who cost them the match the previous week; moments later, a letter was slid under their door which read “Next week you will be mine;” featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read “More than 60,000 teens are expected to participate in this year’s WrestleMania Reading Challenge;” included an in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge in which Edge had the Raw GM laptop and mic as his guest, where an electronic voice kept the GM’s voice anonymous; after the two argued, the GM said Chris Jericho was bluffing over knowing who the GM was and that Edge would be in action; as Edge went to leave ringside, Cena came out as his opponent; featured an ad promoting “Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho;” included an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ on DVD; featured the announcement Johnny Knoxville would appear as a guest star on the following week’s show; included an ad promoting the WWE’s charitable efforts; featured a backstage segment with Cena and R-Truth in which they talked about Cena’s match at Hell in a Cell, during which Cena said he would be on Smackdown Friday; included a closing ad promoting Smackdown moving to SyFy Friday:
Mike Mizanin & Alex Riley defeated WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan & John Morrison at 5:14 when Miz pinned Bryan with the Skull Crushing Finale after ramming Bryan into Morrison on the apron; during his entrance, Miz cut a promo in which he said he embarasses Bryan each Monday night and would do the same again; Bryan interrupted moments later, with Miz then questioning who his partner would be; after the contest, Morrison brawled with Miz on the floor until Bryan tackled both men from the ring; moments later, Morrison, Miz, and Bryan brawled amongst themselves until Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM which stated Bryan would face both Morrison and Miz at Hell in a Cell in a submissions count anywhere bout
Natalya Neidhart won a 10-diva battle royal by last eliminating Alicia Fox at 4:17; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender to the WWE Divas Title; WWE Divas Champions Michelle McCool & WWE Divas Champion Layla provided guest commentary for the bout; other participants included: Melina, Gail Kim, Eve, Jillian Hall, Tamina, Maryse, Brie & Nikki Bella; order of elimination: Melina by Tamina (0:42); Gail by Tamina after dropping her across the top rope (1:33); Tamina by Eve (1:52); the Bellas eliminated themselves while attempting sliding dropkicks (2:39); Maryse by Eve (2:57); Eve by Alicia (3:04); Jillian by Alicia after a reversal (3:47); Alicia by Natalya
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated Sheamus via disqualification at 1:05 when Sheamus assaulted Khali on the floor and threw a chair at his face; prior to the bout, Sheamus cut an in-ring promo retelling a Irish legend in which a prince cut off his own hand to lay claim to the throne and said he would do the same if he had to in order to take the WWE World Title at Hell in a Cell; Sheamus then issued an open challenge to anyone backstage; during Khali’s entrance, Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler advertised Mick Foley’s new book, ‘Countdown to Lockdown;’ after the bout, Sheamus twice kicked Khali in the face on the floor
John Cena defeated Edge via submission with the STFU at 9:15; Edge originally won the match at 6:57 with the spear but the Raw GM ruled after the fall that the match would continue since Cena’s foot was under the bottom rope during the cover; during the bout, it was announced Cena would automatically win should Nexus interfere in his match with Wade Barrett at Hell in a Cell; late in the contest, there were dueling chants for both men; after the bout, Edge confronted the laptop, with the GM saying Edge lost fair and square and should walk away; moments later, Edge shoved the laptop off the podium and broke it in half
Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel (w/ Wade Barrett, Michael Tarver, & David Otunga) defeated Evan Bourne & Mark Henry at 3:19 when Slater shoved Gabriel onto Bourne, moments after Bourne hit Air Bourne; after the bout, Nexus attacked Henry on the floor and Bourne in the ring, ending with Gabriel hitting the 450 splash onto Bourne; moments later, Barrett took the mic and cut a promo on what John Cena would do for Nexus following Hell in a Cell; Otunga then took the mic and said Nexus would be at Smackdown on Friday, with Tarver adding no one could stop them
WWE Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 3:13 when Rhodes pinned Smith with Crossroads after McIntyre prevented the challengers from hitting the springboard Hart Attack; after the bout, Smith argued with Kidd and Natalya over the loss and walked backstage by himself
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Chris Jericho in a non-title match via disqualification at 13:16 when Sheamus interfered as Orton attempted the RKO; prior to the bout, Jericho cut an in-ring promo saying he wasn’t afraid of Orton, despite his change from the clean-cut fresh-faced man he was when he came to the WWE; Jericho then said he would be known as the Viper Killer and would add Orton to the list of men he has defeated during his career – Steve Austin, Rock, Triple H, Kane, Shawn Michaels, Eddie Guerrero, Rey Mysterio Jr., John Bradshaw Layfield, Big Show, Edge, Undertaker, MVP, and CM Punk; after the commercial break, Jericho continued by listing Invader #1, Invader #2, Villano 1, II, III, IV, and V, Juventud Guerrera, Apollo Dantes, the Great Muta, Masahiro Chono, Yoshi Tatsu, Perry Saturn, Lex Luger, Sting, Ric Flair, Bill Goldberg, Buff Bagwell, Flash Funk, Kevin Nash, Diesel, Oz, Scott Hall, American Starship Eagle, Booker T, Stevie Ray, Sho Funaki, Jado, Gedo, Dean Malenko, Scott Norton, Flash Flanagan, Razor Ramon, and others; Sheamus appeared ringside mid-way through the contest; after the bout, Orton assaulted Sheamus before sustaining the Codebreaker from Jericho; moments later, Jericho brought a steel chair into the ring but ended up receiving an RKO; the crowd then chanted “Punt” before Orton kicked Jericho in the head; Jericho was then tended to in the ring by trainers and a stretcher was brought out for him as Orton and Sheamus, on the floor, locked eyes (Hell in a Cell 2010, The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
WWE Superstars – 9/30/10 – featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read more than 60,000 teens are expected to participate in this year’s WrestleMania Reading Challenge; included the majority of the WWE World Champion Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho bout from Monday Night Raw, followed by exclusive WWE.com footage of Jericho being taken backstage after the bout on a stretcher; featured an ad promoting the following month’s Bragging Rights, and the fact Nexus would be part of the show; included an ad promoting the WWE’s charitable efforts; featured an ad promoting “Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho;” included the Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger match taped 9/21/10 in Bloomington, IL:
Brie & Nikki Bella (w/ Jamie) defeated Alicia Fox (w/ Maxine) & Jillian Hall at 4:06 when Jillian was pinned with a sunset flip after the Bellas switched places in the ring behind the referee’s back; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match; prior to the bout, Jillian sang Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” until the Bellas’ entrance interrupted her
Dark match after the taping: WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Sheamus

WWE @ Bloomington, IL – US Cellular Coliseum – September 21, 2010
Tyler Reks defeated an unknown
NXT – 9/21/10 – featured CM Punk, subbing for Michael Cole who quit the previous week, & Josh Matthews on commentary; after Punk came out, Matthews gave him an 8×10 of Matthews which Punk then ripped in half; moments later, Matt Striker introduced the rookies and recapped how they’ve done recently in competition; Vickie Guerrero then interrupted and took credit for Kaitlyn’s success before announcing that Kaitlyn would face Jamie later in the show; Vickie then brought out WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Divas Champion Layla who she said would help train Kaitlyn for the bout; moments later, McCool & Layla insulted each of the other rookies until Kelly Kelly came down from the entrance stage, where she had been sitting, to say that Brie & Nikki Bella weren’t in the arena but she, Naomi, & Jamie could face McCool, Layla, & Kaitlyn later in the show; included an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ on DVD; featured an ad promoting Smackdown moving to SyFy; included an in-ring musical chairs competition which AJ won; featured a vignette on Aksana focusing on her moving to the United States in 2001 without knowing English and her fitness competition background; included a backstage segment with Goldust and Aksana in which Aksana said she got a letter from immigration and feared deportation, with Goldust assuring her it would be taken care of and she needed to believe in herself to win NXT; featured an ad promoting the WWE’s charitable efforts; included a ‘Did you know?’ graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to live events in the US; included an in-ring talk the talk challenge which AJ won; featured the announcement that the show would replay on WWE.com the following night at 7 p.m. EST:
AJ (w/ Primo Colon) pinned Maxine (w/ Alicia Fox) at 2:29 with a brainbuster; after the bout, Michael Cole interrupted, said he knew the majority of fans supported him and wanted him to return to NXT; Cole then said NXT was simply bad without him and that he was back; Cole then joined Matthews & Punk for the remainder of the show
Kelly Kelly, Naomi, & Jamie defeated WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool, WWE Divas Champion Layla, & Kaitlyn (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 3:31 when Naomi pinned Kaitlyn with a reversal; after the bout, LayCool argued with Kaitlyn over the loss before then double teaming her; moments later, Vickie berated Kaitlyn in the ring before leaving with LayCool; CM Punk then announced he would be back on the show the following week
WWE Superstars – 9/23/10: Primo Colon (w/ AJ) pinned JTG with a reversal and the Back Stabber at 9:26; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Smackdown! – 9/23/10 – the final episode to air on MyNetworkTV; featured an ad promoting ‘Legendary,’ staring John Cena, on DVD at Walmart the following Tuesday; included an ad promoting Smackdown moving to SyFy; featured footage of the Undertaker sitting alone backstage and coughing; included backstage footage of Alberto Del Rio standing over an injured Christian, saying he told him he would pay him back; moments later, several referees and a trainer tended to Christian as Del Rio walked away; featured a backstage segment with Hornswoggle, Trent Barretta, Caylen Croft, and Teddy Long in which Barretta & Croft held up a “Smackdown moving to SyFy Oct. 1″ box and started packing up in Long’s office; included a backstage segment in which Luke Gallows approached CM Punk, with Punk telling Gallows to get out and that he wasn’t worthy of Straight Edge; moments later, Gallows pinned Punk against the wall and said he didn’t have the right to pass judgement; Gallows then said he would beat Punk later in the night and celebrate with a beer; featured an ad promoting the WWE’s charitable efforts; included an in-ring promo by Del Rio in which he bragged that all his opponents end up in the hospital, noting Christian as well as Rey Mysterio Jr.; Del Rio then said Mysterio would return to Smackdown the following week and wanted another match with Del Rio but Del Rio wasn’t interested in fighting; moments later, Christian came out and fought with Del Rio until Ricardo Rodriguez grabbed Christian’s leg, allowing Del Rio to gain the upperhand and apply the armbreaker and then assault Christian with a steel chair on the floor; Christian was then tended to by referees and trainers; featured a backstage segment showing Taker by himself; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Jack Swagger regarding Smackdown’s debut on SyFy the following week in Swagger’s home state of Oklahoma, with Swagger then showing off his college jersey; moments later, Hornswoggle, Croft, & Barretta stuffed Swagger’s things in their moving box and walked off without him noticing; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which noted the WWE’s numerous awards for their support of the US troops, including the “USO’s Legacy of Hope,” “Corporate Patriot,” and “Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award;” included a backstage segment showing Taker alone; featured a backstage segment in which Croft & Barretta took Rosa Mendes’s jump rope and packed it in their moving box; moments later, Vickie Guerrero ran backstage looking for Kaitlyn, with Hornswoggle, Croft, & Barretta then locking Vickie in the moving truck and it driving off; included a backstage segment showing Taker by himself until the door opened; Taker initially told the person to get out until he looked to see who it was, then appeared to become invigorated and rolled his eyes back in his head; featured an in-ring promo by Kane in which he challenged Taker to a match at Hell in a Cell and said he would again defeat him; moments later, several druids brought a red casket ringside; Kane acted as though Taker was inside and went to open the lid only to find Paul Bearer inside instead; Taker’s gong then sounded and the lights went out, with Taker then appearing in the ring and quickly overpowering Kane before clearing him from the ring; as Kane retreated up the ramp, Taker eventually turned to Bearer and went down on one knee saluting the urn Bearer held up in the air (Bearer’s surprise return after a 6-year absence); included a closing ad promoting John Cena and Nexus appearing on the following week’s live show:
World Heavyweight Champion Kane pinned Chris Masters in a non-title match at 6:07 with the tombstone; after the bout, Kane cut an in-ring promo in which he bragged about his win over the Undertaker at Night of Champions; moments later, Kane went out to the crowd, saying he could smell Taker’s fear throughout the arena, that he would have a challenge for Taker later in the show, and would destroy his legend and soul
WWE Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 7:35 when McIntyre pinned Kidd with the Future Shock after causing Kidd to land face-first across an unprotected turnbuckle
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Kaval at 4:35 with the frog splash after avoiding a hurricanrana off the top
The Big Show defeated Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer in a handicap match at 1:15 when Archer submitted to Show’s modified Camel Clutch
CM Punk pinned Luke Gallows at 3:35 with the Go To Sleep after Gallows hit the corner face-first
MVP defeated WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler via count-out at 11:33 when Ziggler walked out of the match; Vickie Guerrero & Kaitlyn escorted Ziggler to the ring before the bout but returned backstage at the 3-minute mark after Kaitlyn shoved Vickie to the ground during an argument
WWE Superstars – 9/30/10: Kofi Kingston defeated Jack Swagger via disqualification at 13:08 when Swagger refused to break the ankle lock after Kingston reached the ropes; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout; after the contest, Swagger attacked Kingston on the floor and reapplied the hold until he was forced to break it by referees
Dark match after the taping: The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) defeated World Heavyweight Champion Kane via count-out

WWE (Raw) @ St. Etienne, France – Zenith Arena – September 22, 2010 (6,500; sell out)
R-Truth defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. and Mike Mizanin by pinning Dibiase; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender to the WWE US Title; after the bout, Wade Barrett & David Otunga attacked Truth
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
Goldust defeated William Regal; prior to the bout, the Raw GM announced the two would have a dance off
Edge pinned John Morrison with the spear; after the bout, Morrison hit Starship Pain on Edge
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse & Tamina
John Cena & Evan Bourne defeated Wade Barrett & David Otunga
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Sheamus

- 9/22/10: Jorge Gonzalez (El Gigante, Giant Gonzalez) died at the age of 44 due to complications of diabetes.

WWE (Raw) @ Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – D’Coque Sports & Cultural Centre – September 23, 2010 (4,000)
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
Evan Bourne defeated William Regal
Goldust defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.; prior to the bout, the Raw GM ordered the two have a dance off, which Goldust won
Mike Mizanin defeated R-Truth
Edge pinned John Morrison with the spear
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse & Tamina
John Cena pinned Wade Barrett with the FU
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Sheamus with the RKO

WWE (Raw) @ Paris, France – Bercy Arena – September 24, 2010 (15,800; sell out)
R-Truth defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. and Mike Mizanin by pinning Dibiase; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender to the WWE US Title; after the bout, Wade Barrett & David Otunga attacked Truth
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
Goldust defeated William Regal
Edge defeated John Morrison
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse & Tamina
John Cena & Evan Bourne defeated Wade Barrett & David Otunga after Bourne hit the Air Bourne on each opponent
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Sheamus with the RKO

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Newark, DE – Bob Carpenter Center – September 24, 2010 (2,400)
Included an in-ring segment in which Hornswoggle danced with several kids from the crowd
MVP defeated WWE Tag Team Champion Drew McIntyre; after the bout, Michael Tarver, Heath Slater, & Justin Gabriel attacked MVP
Alberto Del Rio defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via submission with the armbar; Guerrero was the babyface in the match
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated WWE Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes and Kofi Kingston by pinning Kingston with the Zig Zag after Kingston hit the spin kick on Rhodes; after the contest, Kingston hit the move a second time to Rhodes
CM Punk pinned Chris Masters with the Go To Sleep; during the match, a fan ran in the ring and threw a punch at Masters; the fan was later caught in the crowd and ejected
Mark Henry pinned Jack Swagger with the powerslam
Melina pinned WWE Divas Champion Layla in a non-title match with the Sunset Split; Kelly Kelly was the guest referee
Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel (w/ Michael Tarver) defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith after Tarver interfered and knocked out Smith with a punch
World Heavyweight Champion Kane pinned the Big Show at 10:25 after hitting Show with a steel chair given to him by CM Punk; after the bout, Show punched the chair out of Punk’s hands and then knocked him out with a punch

WWE (Smackdown!) @ New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden – September 25, 2010 (13,500)
Bret Hart Appreciation Night – video clips of Hart vs. Mr. Perfect at Summer Slam 91, vs. Yokozuna at WrestleMania X, vs. Steve Austin at Survivor Series 96, and an overall package aired during the show; Howard Finkel was the guest host of the show
Kofi Kingston pinned WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match with the spin kick to the face
WWE Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes defeated MVP & Chris Masters when Rhodes pinned Masters after hitting the Crossroads
Alberto Del Rio defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via submission with the armbar; Guerrero worked the match as a babyface (Del Rio’s MSG debut)
Melina & Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Divas Champion Layla when Melina pinned Layla with a roll up after Hornswoggle distracted Layla
Mark Henry pinned Jack Swagger with the powerslam
Bret Hart, Tyson Kidd, & David Hart Smith defeated Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, & Michael Tarver in an impromptu match when Gabriel submitted to Hart’s Sharpshooter
The Big Show pinned CM Punk after hitting the chokeslam and punch; prior to the bout, Howard Finkel introduced Hart, Lawler, and the Hart Dynasty and gave Hart three framed photos – one of him with Martha Hart, one with Owen Hart, and one with him and his father and brothers; Hart also received a New York Rangers jersey with #10 on the back; moments later, Nexus interrupted to offer Hart a spot with them to survive the night; after the contest, Nexus laid out Kidd & Smith, with Hart and Lawler then fighting them off and Hart locking Slater in the Sharpshooter
World Heavyweight Champion Kane pinned the Undertaker in a streetfight with the chokeslam; after the bout, Taker avoided being hit with a steel chair and dropped Kane with the chokeslam

WWE (Raw) @ Paris, France – Bercy Arena – September 25, 2010 (15,800; sell out)
Featured an in-ring segment in which R-Truth, Brie & Nikki Bella danced to Truth’s new “Crunk” theme song
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso after Marella hit the Cobra; after the bout, Marella cut a promo in which he said his grandfather was French; moments later, Tamina kissed him, causing Marella to faint
Goldust defeated David Otunga via disqualification when Wade Barrett interfered; moments later, Barrett cut a promo regarding his match with Cena later in the show
The Great Khali defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.; prior to the bout, the Raw GM ordered the two to have a sing-off
Evan Bourne pinned William Regal with Air Bourne
Mike Mizanin pinned John Morrison; after the bout, Morrison hit Starship Pain
John Cena defeated Wade Barrett, despite interference from David Otunga
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Sheamus and Edge

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Reading, PA – Sovereign Center – September 26, 2010 (matinee) (2,900)
Kofi Kingston defeated WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match
Alberto Del Rio defeated Chris Masters
Jack Swagger defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Melina & Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Divas Champion Layla
The Big Show pinned CM Punk
Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith
The Undertaker defeated World Heavyweight Champion Kane via disqualification

NXT – 9/28/10 – the final regular episode to air on SyFy; featured an opening segment in which Matt Striker introduced the rookies at the entrance stage; moments later, Striker announced voting for the first elimination would begin the following day on WWE.com at noon EST; the rookies then competed in a wheelbarrow challenge, with Hornswoggle sitting in the wheelbarrow, which Kaitlyn won; after the competition, Hornswoggle put Kaitlyn on his shoulders to celebrate; featured an ad promoting Smackdown moving to SyFy on Friday; included a WWE Classics on Demand ‘This Week in WWE history’ which focused on the Sept. 22, 1997 Monday Night Raw at Madison Square Garden and the Cactus Jack vs. Triple H falls count anywhere match and Steve Austin dropping Vince McMahon with the Stunner; featured a vignette on AJ in which she discussed her style, said she loved video games, and grew up a WWE fan; a clip of her was then shown standing in line outside Madison Square Garden as she talked about waiting eight hours for WrestleMania seats; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE provides Raw, NXT, Smackdown, and pay-per-views to the American Forces Network, which is broadcast to military bases in 175 countries and U.S. Navy ships at sea; featured an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ on DVD; included the announcement that NXT would become WWE.com exclusive beginning the following week; featured a vignette on Kaitlyn in which she discussed growing up a tomboy, competing in fitness contests, said she wanted to be the diva that everyone could laugh with, and said she looked up to Beth Phoenix; included the return of Paul Bearer segment from the previous week’s Smackdown, shown in full; featured an ad promoting the WWE’s charitable efforts; included a closing in-ring talk the talk competition which AJ won; after AJ was announced as the winner, Vickie Guerrero interrupted, came out to the ring, and told Kaitlyn to step it up; Kaitlyn responded by saying she would step it up by challenging Vickie to a match; Vickie accepted the match for the following week, then slapped Kaitlyn; the two then fought until Striker could pull Vickie away; Vickie then left the ring as the show ended; featured a closing ad promoting the live Smackdown on SyFy on Friday and the fact John Cena and Nexus would be part of the show

WWE @ Oklahoma City, OK – Ford Center – October 1, 2010
Kofi Kingston defeated Tyler Reks
NXT – 10/1/10 – shown live – featured an opening shot showing the crowd waiting to get inside the Ford Center for the live edition of Smackdown; throughout the show, a countdown clock appeared on screen; Michael Cole hosted the show from a skybox inside the empty arena; featured the wheelbarrow competition from Tuesday’s NXT, shown in full; included a backstage segment in which Rosa Mendes said hi to CM Punk, wearing a “Drug Free – The Way to Be” Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles T-shirt, with Punk stealing away her jump rope and throwing it to the floor; moments later, Josh Matthews conducted an interview with Punk regarding his upcoming match on Smackdown against the Undertaker, with Paul Bearer in his corner; featured an ad promoting Smackdown moving to SyFy; included Cole speaking with Striker in the skybox in which Striker confirmed Rey Mysterio Jr. would return to WWE during Smackdown; featured a vignette on AJ; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Teddy Long regarding what to expect during the live Smackdown; moments later, Hornswoggle walked in with the Bragging Rights trophy stuck on his head, with Long then promising him to behave during the show; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE provides Raw, NXT, Smackdown, and pay-per-views to the American Forces Network, which is broadcast to military bases in 175 countries and U.S. Navy ships at sea; included Grisham conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion Randy Orton regarding kicking Chris Jericho in the head during Raw and facing Sheamus Sunday at Hell in a Cell; featured a vignette on Kaitlyn; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Alberto Del Rio, after Del Rio drove into the arena, regarding Mysterio returning to WWE later that night; featured a recap of Paul Bearer returning to the WWE the previous week; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview John Cena regarding his match Sunday against Wade Barrett as part of Hell in a Cell; featured an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ on DVD; included the diss the diva competition from Tuesday’s NXT, shown in full; featured the ring entrances for WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler and MVP for the opening match of Smackdown
Smackdown! – shown live – debut on the SyFy Network; featured a new show opening to the tune of Green Day’s “Know Your Enemy;” included an in-ring segment in which Jack Swagger, wearing a cape, came out with an eagle mascot – the Swagger Soaring Eagle – to celebrate his return to Oklahoma; the ring was decked out in red, white, and blue with several of Swagger’s college jerseys and jackets on display; Swagger said he put Oklahoma on the map and didn’t even get a parade on his return; Swagger said he and his mascot had moved from Oklahoma to Texas, then saying Texas would beat Oklahoma the next day in their college football game; Swagger said he was the king of Oklahoma and put a crown on his head as the eagle bowed before him; moments later, Edge interrupted to say Swagger, his cape, and the eagle were stupid; Edge then punched the eagle as Swagger went out to the floor, then dropped the eagle with the spear; featured a backstage segment with Nexus in which Wade Barrett said any Smackdown wrestlers who touch them would be suspended indefinitely and that they would be the lumberjacks when John Cena faces World Heavyweight Champion Kane later in the show; included an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ on DVD; featured a vignette in which WWE Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes gave tips on how to apply deodorant; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read Smackdown had been seen 2.9 billion times in the US since its debut in 1999; featured a video package recapping Paul Bearer’s return the previous week; included an ad promoting “Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho;” featured an in-ring promo by Alberto Del Rio; during Del Rio’s entrance, footage was shown of his attack on Christian the previous week and it was announced Christian underwent surgery as a result; moments later, Del Rio asked for Rey Mysterio Jr. to come out, with Del Rio’s ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez carrying out a chihuahua wearing a Mysterio mask; Del Rio then apologized to ‘Rey’ and kissed him on the cheek, only for the real Rey to run out to the ring; Mysterio dominated a brief fight and attempted the 619 only for Rodriguez to grab Rey’s foot, allowing Del Rio to escape to the floor; Mysterio then hit the 619 on Rodriguez as Del Rio went backstage (Mysterio’s return after a month absence); included a video segment recapping the WWE’s 25-year relationship with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, showing the multiple wishes granted over the years with the likes of Steve Austin, Bret Hart, Rock, Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Batista, Ted Dibiase, as well as current stars, mixed with comments from WWE Divas Champion Layla, John Cena, Triple H, and Make-a-Wish Foundation’s David Williams regarding the impact the superstars have had on the organization:
MVP fought WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) to a no contest at 1:40 when Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, David Otunga, & Michael Tarver came out and assaulted Ziggler on the floor; moments later, they surrounded MVP in the ring before eventually ganging up on him, ending with Gabriel hitting the 450 splash; moments later, the Big Show walked out and fought with Nexus but was eventually beaten down and knocked to the floor; John Cena then ran out and was beaten down until Show hit Slater with a steel chair and cleared the rest of Nexus from the ring; Wade Barrett then appeared on the big screen from backstage, saying that was the last time Cena would receive a beating from Nexus since Cena would join the group at Hell in a Cell; Barrett then showed he was standing beside Teddy Long, then said he was close friends with David Howe, the president of SyFy and fellow countryman, and Howe had allowed Barrett to call the shots during the show; Long then announced Show would face Nexus in a 5-on-1 handicap match and that Cena would face World Heavyweight Champion Kane; after the commercial break, Michael Cole joined Todd Grisham & Matt Striker on the commentary team
Natalya Neidhart, Kelly Kelly, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool, WWE Divas Champion Layla, Maryse, & Alicia Fox at 2:35 when Maryse submitted to Natalya’s Sharpshooter; during Natalya’s entrance, it was noted she would challenge McCool at Hell in a Cell; the commentary team promoted Mick Foley’s ‘Countdown to Lockdown’ book during the match; late in the bout, Hornswoggle came out from under the ring and chased Layla until McCool kicked him in the face
Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, & Michael Tarver defeated the Big Show in a handicap match at 1:34 when referee Charles Robinson stopped the match as Show was caught in a headscissors from Barrett, as well as armbars and leglocks from the other members; after the bout, Gabriel twice hit the 450 splash on Show; after the commercial break, footage was shown of Show struggling to return backstage after the attack
The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) pinned CM Punk with the tombstone at 4:20
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned WWE Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes (w/ WWE Tag Team Champion Drew McIntyre) in a non-title match at 2:23 with the RKO; after the bout, Orton dropped McIntyre with the RKO only to be attacked by Sheamus and be kicked in the face
John Cena fought World Heavyweight Champion Kane to a no contest in a non-title lumberjack match at around the 8-minute mark; Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Michael Tarver, & David Otunga were the lumberjacks for the match; after Cena and Kane fought with the lumberjacks, the lights went off in the arena and Undertaker’s gong sounded; moments later, Taker and Paul Bearer appeared in the ring; Taker then brawled with Kane into the crowd before returning to the ring and dropping Kane with the chokeslam; Kane escaped to the floor as Taker signalled for the tombstone
Dark match after the show: The Undertaker fought World Heavyweight Champion Kane to a double count-out
Dark match after the show: WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Sheamus with the RKO

WWE (Raw & Smackdown!) @ Tyler, TX – Oil Palace – October 2, 2010
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Mike Mizanin via submission with the LeBell Lock
Alberto Del Rio defeated Chris Masters via submission with the armbar
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated Kofi Kingston
Melina & Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Divas Champion Layla & Alicia Fox
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Sheamus with the RKO
WWE Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith
World Heavyweight Champion Kane pinned the Big Show after hitting him with the title belt
John Cena, Edge, R-Truth, & Evan Bourne defeated Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, & David Otunga

Hell in a Cell 2010 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center – October 3, 2010
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Matt Striker on commentary; included an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ on DVD; featured an ad promoting Bragging Rights and Nexus being part of the show; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Jamie, Naomi, Maxine, Kaitlyn, Aksana, and AJ regarding the first NXT elimination later that week; moments later, Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver, Justin Gabriel, & David Otunga walked in, scaring off the women; Matthews then interviewed Barrett about his match later in the show against John Cena, with Tarver then showing off the Nexus armband Cena would wear after he joins the group; featured a “Don’t try this at home” PSA; included a backstage segment with Otunga, Tarver, Gabriel, & Slater in which Otunga discussed a way to help Barrett without getting him disqualified against Cena; included a backstage segment showing Matthews walking down the dark hallway until he found Paul Bearer, who said he, like Kane, had been preparing for his own master plan in recent years; featured a video segment recapping the WWE’s 25-year relationship with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, showing the multiple wishes granted over the years with the likes of Steve Austin, Bret Hart, Rock, Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Batista, Ted Dibiase, as well as current stars, mixed with comments from WWE Divas Champion Layla, John Cena, Triple H, and Make-a-Wish Foundation’s David Williams regarding the impact the superstars have had on the organization:
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated John Morrison and Mike Mizanin in a submissions count anywhere match at 13:35 when Miz submitted to the LeBell Lock on the ramp; during his entrance, Miz cut a promo saying Morrison and Bryan would be nothing without him and that he had the “it” factor needed to be a star; during the final moments of the match, Alex Riley attacked Morrison from behind on the ramp as Miz was caught in a Texas Cloverleaf, with Bryan then knocking Riley into a cameraman and off the ramp
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Sheamus in Hell in a Cell at 22:52 after dropping the challenger with a RKO onto the steel ring steps placed inside the ring; after the bout, Orton climbed to the top of the cage to celebrate the win (Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator)
Edge pinned Jack Swagger in an impromptu match at 11:31 with the spear; prior to the bout, Ricardo Rodriguez introduced Alberto Del Rio, with Del Rio then cutting an in-ring promo noting it was his WWE pay-per-view debut and showing the chihuahua he dressed up as Rey Mysterio Jr. Friday on Smackdown; Del Rio then issued a challenge to see who would face him next, then said he was better than Marc Cuban, Nolan Ryan, and Tony Romo; moments later, Edge interrupted to say he wasn’t out to defend Mysterio or Christian but that Del Rio, his ring announcer, and wink were stupid; as the two prepared to fight, Swagger came out to say Edge would pay for hospitalizing Swagger’s mascot; Del Rio then attacked Edge from behind, then escaped to the floor as Swagger continued to attack Edge; Cole received an e-mail on his new upgraded computer which read Edge would issue an in-ring apology to the Raw GM the following week and would face Swagger immediately
Wade Barrett pinned John Cena at 17:50 when an unknown man hit Cena in the face with a weapon as the referee and members of security were distracted trying to prevent a “fan” from entering the ring, moments after Cena had Barrett trapped in the STFU; the crowd had dueling chants of “Let’s go Cena” and “Let’s go Barrett” during the bout; David Otunga, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver, & Justin Gabriel appeared ringside at the 3-minute mark but were chased into the crowd minutes later by the Big Show, Goldust, David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd, WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler, Mark henry, MVP, Kofi Kingston, WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan, and Chris Masters; late in the match, Cena hit the FU but Barrett kicked out; stipulations stated if Cena won then Nexus would disband and if Barrett won Cena would have to join Nexus; stipulations also stated Cena would automatically win if Nexus interfered; after the contest, the remainder of Nexus returned to celebrate with Barrett; moments later, Cena walked backstage, stopping to hug a young fan along the way
Natalya Neidhart defeated WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool (w/ WWE Divas Champion Layla) via disqualification at 4:52 when Layla threw her shoe at the challenger as McCool was caught in the Sharpshooter; after the bout, Natalya locked an interfering Layla in the hold before chasing McCool out of the ring; moments later, Natalya kissed the title belt on the floor as McCool & Layla made their way backstage
World Heavyweight Champion Kane pinned the Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) in Hell in a Cell at 21:41 with the chokeslam after hitting the challenger with the urn, handed to him by Bearer; late in the bout, Kane hit the referee, causing the other referees and trainers to open the cage and help the referee out; moments later, Bearer entered the cage; during the final moments, Bearer climbed in the ring after being threatened by Kane; Taker then went for the tombstone as pyro and a light show went off near the entranceway but Bearer blinded the challenger with a beam of light from the urn; moments later, Bearer handed Kane the urn to use as a weapon

WWE @ Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena – October 4, 2010
Raw – featured an opening in-ring segment in which Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver, & Justin Gabriel came out, with Barrett spoke of his win the previous night over John Cena and identified the two men who interfered in the bout as Husky Harris and Michael McGillicutty; Barrett then said he didn’t know either man, did not ask for their help, and they are not part of Nexus; moments later, Barrett called out the other members for almost getting him disqualified in the bout but then said it was a night to celebrate before then asking Cena to come out to the ring; Barrett told Cena it was the best thing that could have happened to him, with Tarver telling Cena he failed at trying to end Tarver’s career and handed him a Nexus armband; moments later, Cena took off his own armband and replaced it with the Nexus one; Slater then gave Cena a statement that he had to read to the fans which said any enemy of Nexus was now an enemy of his; Barrett followed by saying Cena and a member of Nexus of Cena’s choosing would face Evan Bourne & Mark Henry later in the show, with Cena choosing Tarver for the opening bout; included the announcement Rey Mysterio Jr. would face Alberto Del Rio Friday on Smackdown; featured an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ on DVD; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to all live events in the US; featured a backstage segment in which Johnny Knoxville talked about ‘Jackass 3D’ with Gail Kim and Melina, with Zack Ryder then walking in and getting pranked by Knoxville; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Cena regarding the announcement from the Raw GM, with Cena then chasing Harris and McGillicutty down the hallway and into the Nexus lockerroom, with Barrett saying he had something to talk over with Cena; featured an ad promoting WWE Classics On Demand “Rocktober,” focusing on the Rock; Atom Smash, who performed the Hell in a Cell theme song, were shown in attendance; included an in-ring segment in which Michael Cole said the Raw GM would no longer speak with his voice altered and would instead communicate via e-mail to Cole; he then reviewed footage of Edge destroying the laptop the previous week and called for Edge to come out and apologize; after Edge appeared, he said he was on a crusade against stupidity and said Cole was the epitome of stupid since 1997 and would rather listen to a recording of Jim Ross than a live Cole; Cole then received an e-mail from the GM that said the #1 contender for the WWE World Title would be determined later in the show in a 20-man battle royal and that Edge had been traded to Smackdown; Edge responded by saying that was a good thing because he wouldn’t have to deal with the GM or that “tool,” with Cole telling Edge he needed to treat him with respect; Mike Mizanin & Alex Riley then came out, with Miz calling Cole a visionary; Edge, Miz, and Riley then had words, with Miz eventually saying he would be at Bragging Rights to either compete for the WWE World Title or lead Team Raw to victory; moments later, Edge brawled with the two, hitting the spear on Riley before sustaining the Skull Crushing Finale from Miz; featured a backstage segment with Nexus and Cena in which Barrett said he had been looking to get rid of Tarver so Cena did him a favor and he would help him win the battle royal later in the show, with Otunga saying Cena would help one of the others win if Barrett was eliminated, which Barrett took exception to; included an ad promoting ‘Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho;’ featured a backstage segment with Maryse and Knoxville in which Ted Dibiase Jr. walked in, thinking Knoxville was the one who sent letters to Maryse in recent weeks; moments later, Dibiase walked into the giant hand that hit Ryder earlier in the show; Maryse was then hit with the hand as well; included a clip from ‘Jackass 3D;’ featured an in-ring segment with Knoxville in which he quickly plugged his movie before trying to leave the ring, with Dibiase & Maryse then coming out to prevent him; moments later, Dibiase slapped Knoxville across the face and put him out with the Million $ Dream; the words “You are mine” then appeared on the big screen, with Goldust then coming up behind them, dropping Dibiase with the Final Cut, and saying he didn’t want Maryse or Dibiase but instead the Million $ Belt; featured an ad promoting a Nickelback ticket contest for their upcoming show in Las Vegas; included a video segment recapping the WWE’s 25-year relationship with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, showing the multiple wishes granted over the years with the likes of Steve Austin, Bret Hart, Rock, Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Batista, Ted Dibiase, as well as current stars, mixed with comments from WWE Divas Champion Layla, John Cena, Triple H, and Make-a-Wish Foundation’s David Williams regarding the impact the superstars have had on the organization; featured a backstage segment with Cena and Otunga in which Otunga said Cena could make it work in Nexus and that he was there if he ever wanted to talk; included the announcement Chris Jericho would be out of action indefinitely as a result of the attack he sustained the previous week from WWE World Champion Randy Orton:
Evan Bourne & Mark Henry defeated John Cena & Michael Tarver at 8:57 when Henry pinned Tarver with the powerslam after Cena left the apron and began signing autographs for ringside fans; Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, & David Otunga were at ringside early on but returned backstage during the commercial break; early in the bout, Cena and Bourne shook hands; after the contest, Cena took the mic and said he would destroy Nexus from within, then hit Tarver in the head with the mic; Cena followed by hitting a clothesline on the floor and slamming Tarver onto the ring steps; after the crowd chanted “One more time,” Cena slammed him again on the steps, then clipped him in the knee in the ring before applying the STFU; moments later, Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM which read, per the stipulations of their match, Cena had to take direction from Barrett or he would be fired; Cena then spent several moments in the ring, Cena eventually left the ring as the crowd chanted their support
Natalya Neidhart defeated Alicia Fox at the 42-second mark via submission with the Sharpshooter
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Sheamus via disqualification in a non-title match at the 29-second mark when Sheamus repeatedly kneed Bryan’s head against the ropes; after the bout, Sheamus dropped Bryan with the crucifix powerbomb
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Divas Champion Layla at 1:04 when one of the Bellas pinned McCool with a crucifix after the Bellas switched places behind the referee’s back; McCool & Layla wore headset microphones for the duration of the bout
Wade Barrett won a 20-man battle royal at 19:35 when John Cena eliminated himself; prior to the bout, Cena did not appear when his entrance music played, instead coming out with the rest of Nexus during their entrance; order of elimination: Evan Bourne by Sheamus via a boot to the face as Bourne was on the apron (0:08); David Hart Smith by Sheamus via a clothesline (0:19); William Regal by Cena (0:34); Santino Marella by Mike Mizanin (1:46); Zack Ryder by Mark Henry via a press slam (1:56); Primo Colon by Henry via a press slam (2:10); Henry by David Otunga, Heath Slater, Wade Barrett, & Justin Gabriel (3:12); Otunga by Cena (3:25); Vladimir Kozlov by Barrett (during the commercial break); Darren Young by Slater & Gabriel (during the commercial break); Slater by Morrison via a clothesline (9:37); Tyson Kidd by Morrison via a springboard kick as Kidd was on the apron (10:37); Miz by Morrison via a bodyscissors over the top rope (11:57); Gabriel by R-Truth via a jump kick to the head (13:23); Truth by Ted Dibiase Jr. via a backdrop (13:38); Dibiase by Barrett (14:05); Morrison eliminated himself when he fell off the apron after kicking Barrett in the head (15:23); Sheamus by Cena after being knocked off the apron (16:47); Cena eliminated himself after Barrett ordered him to do so; stipulations stated the winner would challenge WWE World Champion Randy Orton at Bragging Rights; after the bout, Orton came out to the ring and held up the title belt in Barrett’s face as the show ended
WWE Superstars – 10/7/10 – featured an ad promoting Rey Mysterio Jr. facing Alberto Del Rio the following night as part of Smackdown; included an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ on DVD; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE has won numerous awards for its support of the US military – including ‘USO’s Legacy of Hope,’ ‘Corporate Patriot Award,’ and ‘Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award;’ included an ad promoting ‘Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho;’ featured a vignette on Del Rio; included the Chris Masters vs. Vance Archer match taped 10/5/10 in ?:
William Regal pinned Darren Young with the knee to the head at 4:13; Scott Stanford & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
Jimmy & Jey Uso (w/ Tamina) defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd at 15:00 when Jimmy pinned Kidd with a jump kick to the face and the splash off the top after Kidd knocked Jey to the floor; Scott Stanford & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout; during the contest, the commentary team repeatedly wondered where Natalya Neidhart was; after the match, Smith and Kidd had words over the loss

WWE @ Topeka, KS – Landon Arena – October 5, 2010
NXT – 10/5/10 – debut episode on WWE.com:
WWE Superstars – 10/7/10: Chris Masters defeated Vance Archer (w/ Curt Hawkins) via submission with the full nelson at 10:46 by applying the move on the apron and dragging Archer into the ring after Archer and Hawkins argued after Archer accidentally dropped his tag team partner with a clothesline on the floor; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout; after the contest, Hawkins kicked Archer in the face and hit the elbow drop off the top; moments later, the crowd chanted “One more time” as Hawkins left the ring and said Archer had been holding him back
Smackdown! – 10/8/10 – featured Todd Grisham, Michael Cole, & Matt Striker on commentary; included a clip from Rey Mysterio Jr. and Alberto Del Rio’s first confrontation to promote their match later in the night; featured an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ on DVD; included a vignette in which WWE Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes gave tips on keeping your teeth clean; featured an ad promoting WWE Classics on Demand’s “Rocktober,” focusing on the Rock; included an in-ring promo by the Big Show in which he promoted his movie ‘Kucklehead’ which premieres Oct. 22 and then announced he was the team captain for Smackdown’s team at Bragging Rights; Show then introduced Hornswoggle as the team mascot, with Hornswoggle coming out wearing a viking helmet and blonde braids, Smackdown T-shirt, and blue face paint; Show then said he would be keeping a close eye on the Smackdown talent to choose his team; moments later, Trent Barretta & Caylen Croft came out and said they wanted to be on the team, with Show saying he didn’t know who they were; after Show said he had to think about it, Barretta & Croft said they could get traded to Raw and be part of Mike Mizanin’s team, then taking off their Smackdown shirts to reveal Raw shirts; Show responded by hitting a double chokeslam; featured footage of Del Rio injuring Mysterio in August to promote their match later in the show; included an in-ring segment in which Paul Bearer introduced World Heavyweight Champion Kane and bragged about Kane’s victory over the Undertaker at Hell in a Cell; moments later, with music playing in the background, Kane spoke of tricking Taker as the crowd chanted “Undertaker” and said Taker now answers to him; Kane finished by saying that he and Bearer were just warming up and that it wasn’t over for Taker; featured a clip showing Del Rio hitting a pinata wearing Mysterio’s face to promote their match later in the show; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read “Smackdown” was added to the Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary in 2007; featured an ad promoting WWE’s support of the American military and the annual Tribute to the Troops events, with comments from Art Myers, director of Armed Forces Entertainment, Shawn Michaels, Gen. David Petaeus, President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama, John Morrison, Chris Jericho, John Cena, and several soldiers; included a clip of Del Rio bringing out a chihuahua dressed as Mysterio and Mysterio attacking Ricardo Rodriguez the previous week to promote Mysterio vs. Del Rio later in the show; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Del Rio regarding the upcoming match:
Edge pinned Jack Swagger at 10:17 with the spear after Swagger hit his head on the middle turnbuckle; prior to the bout, Teddy Long came out and introduced Edge as the newest member of Smackdown, with Edge then appearing and shaking Long’s hand; during the segment, Cole referred to events on Monday Night Raw as happening “last night;” during Swagger’s entrance, he said he owed Edge payback for ruining his return to Oklahoma the previous week and noting his mascot was an endangered species; Edge replied by saying he could make Swagger look stupid in just three seconds; the Swagger Soaring Eagle escorted Swagger ringside before the bout but was taken backstage on a stretcher early in the match after sustaining a spear which knocked him to the floor; after the bout, Edge took the mic and said he flipped the bird
WWE Divas Champion Layla (w/ WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool) pinned Kelly Kelly (w/ Natalya Neidhart) with the Layout at 2:18; after the bout, Layla tried to attack Natalya but Natalya went to put her in the Sharpshooter until McCool pulled Layla out to the floor
WWE Tag Team Champions Drew McInyre & Cody Rhodes defeated Kofi Kingston & Kaval in a non-title match at 3:08 when Rhodes pinned Kaval with a Hot Shot and Crossroads
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler pinned MVP at 12:07 with the Zig Zag after Kaitlyn came ringside and tripped MVP from the floor; Vickie Guerrero escorted Ziggler to the ring before the match but returned backstage mid-way through; after the contest, Vickie came out to the entrance stage as Ziggler tried to profess to her Kaitlyn meant nothing to him
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Alberto Del Rio at 13:21 with the 619 and a splash off the top after causing Del Rio to collide with Ricardo Rodriguez on the apron; Rodriguez served as Del Rio’s ring announcer for the bout (Del Rio’s first TV loss)

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Hidalgo, TX – State Farm Arena – October 6, 2010 (7,000; sell out)
Kofi Kingston defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Husky Harris defeated Primo Colon
WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Divas Champion Layla in a non-title match
MVP defeated WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match
Alberto Del Rio defeated Chris Masters
The Big Show defeated Jack Swagger
World Heavyweight Champion Kane defeated Rey Mysterio Jr.

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Monterrey, Mexico – Arena – October 7, 2010 (14,000)
Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Dolph Ziggler
Husky Harris defeated Primo Colon
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
Kelly Kelly defeated Layla
MVP defeated Chris Masters
Alberto Del Rio defeated Kofi Kingston
The Big Show defeated Jack Swagger (w/ the Swagger Soaring Eagle)
World Heavyweight Champion Kane defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. after Alberto Del Rio interferred

WWE @ Anaheim, CA – Honda Center – October 8, 2010

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Mexico City, Mexico – Sports Palace – October 8, 2010 (9,000)
Dolph Ziggler defeated MVP and Kofi Kingston
Chavo Guerrero defeated Chris Masters
WWE Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
Primo Colon defeated Husky Harris
The Big Show defeated Jack Swagger
Natalya Neidhart defeated WWE Divas Champion Layla in a non-title match
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Alberto Del Rio; Dos Caras Sr. was guest ref for the bout
The Undertaker defeated World Heavyweight Champion Kane via disqualification

WWE (Raw) @ Stockton, CA – Arena – October 9, 2010 (4,500)
Goldust defeated Ted DiBiase Jr.
Mason Ryan defeated Zack Ryder
Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater defeated Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov
Ezekiel Jackson defeated William Regal
CM Punk defeated R-Truth
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated John Morrison
Wade Barrett defeated Mark Henry
Melina & Eve defeated Alicia Fox & Maryse
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Sheamus in a steel cage match

WWE @ Mexico City, Mexico – Sports Palace – October 9, 2010 (14,000)
Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Primo Colon
Husky Harris defeated Finlay
Jack Swagger defeated Kofi Kingston
WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
The Big Show defeated Chris Masters
Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Divas Champion Layla in a non-title match
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated MVP
The Undertaker & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated World Heavyweight Champion Kane & Alberto Del Rio

WWE (Raw) @ Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley Sundome – October 10, 2010 (matinee)
Goldust defeated Ted DiBiase Jr.
Mason Ryan defeated Zack Ryder
Ezekiel Jackson defeated William Regal
Heath Slater & David Otunga defeated Santino Marella & Vlaidmir Kozlov
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated John Morrison
Melina & Eve defeated Alicia Fox & Maryse
CM Punk defeated R-Truth
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Sheamus and Wade Barrett in a steel cage match

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Guadalajara, Mexico – VFG Arena – October 10, 2010
Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes
Kelly Kelly defeated Rosa Mendes
Chris Masters defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Drew McIntyre via disqualification
The Big Show defeated Jack Swagger
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated MVP
Rey Mysterio Jr. & the Undertaker defeated World Heavyweight Champion Kane & Alberto Del Rio; prior to the bout, Del Rio was introduced by his father Dos Caras

WWE @ Seattle, WA – Key Arena – October 11, 2010
Raw – featured an opening in-ring promo by John Cena in which he addressed the fans chanting “Don’t give up” the previous week and said he was in a tough situation to either follow Wade Barrett or be fired; moments later, Mike Mizanin & Alex Riley interrupted, with Miz saying he was the leader of Team Raw at Bragging Rights and offered Cena a spot on the team; Cena said he was open to the idea but then suggested he be the team leader instead of Miz; moments later, Barrett interrupted and said he didn’t want Cena to focus on anything other than to be in his corner at Bragging Rights when Barrett challenges WWE World Champion Randy Orton; Riley then said Cena should focus on Barrett because Miz would cash in his title shot and walk out of the pay-per-view with the title; moments later, Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM which read the winners of matches later in the show would determine Team Raw; it was then ruled that Miz would face Cena later in the show to determine who would captain Team Raw; Miz responded by telling Cena he would beat him and then Barrett that if he was to cash in the title shot, there was nothing Barrett could do about it; Barrett responded by hitting a headbutt on Miz and eventually clearing Miz and Riley from the ring after they double teamed Barrett; Barrett then yelled at Cena for waiting too long to save him; included a backstage segment with Michael McGillicutty, Husky Harris, and the other members of Nexus in which David Otunga questioned McGillicutty and Harris about their involvement at Hell in a Cell; moments later, Barrett walked in and told McGillicutty and Harris to leave and suggested Otunga face Orton later in the show; Otunga suggested Justin Gabriel face Orton instead, with Barrett agreeing; featured an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ on DVD; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read “More than 60,000 teens are expected to participate in this year’s WrestleMania Reading Challenge which starts this week;” featured a trailer promoting ‘Knucklehead’ in theaters Oct. 23 and 24; included a backstage segment with Cena and R-Truth in which Truth talked about Cena joining Nexus, that a lot of the guys backstage didn’t agree with it, and that if Barrett told Cena to take out a WWE guy, he would have to; Truth then said there was another way out of it, then telling Cena to quit; included an ad promoting WWE’s support of the American military and the annual Tribute to the Troops events, with comments from Art Myers, director of Armed Forces Entertainment, Shawn Michaels, Gen. David Petaeus, President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama, John Morrison, Chris Jericho, John Cena, and several soldiers; the segment was set to the tune of Goo Goo Dolls’ “Not Broken;” featured an in-ring promo by Natalya Neidhart in which she said at Bragging Rights she would take the WWE Divas Title from LayCool; moments later, WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Divas Champion Layla interrupted and said Natalya has to shave herself before every show because she has the same facial hair as her dad; moments later, as LayCool attempted to leave the ring, Melina, Eve, Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella attacked them on the floor and threw Layla into the ring; Natalya then tried to put Layla in the Sharpshooter but McCool pulled her to the floor and the two left through the crowd:
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: R-Truth (w/ Eve) pinned Ted Dibiase (w/ Maryse) at 3:23 with the Lie Detector, moments after Goldust, with Aksana and the Million $ Belt, appeared at the entrance stage and distracted Dibiase
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: John Morrison pinned Tyson Kidd at 3:20 with a backflip slam; prior to the bout, Michael Cole noted the Raw GM told him it was to be a triple threat match also involving David Hart Smith but Smith wasn’t in the building
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Santino Marella pinned Zack Ryder with the Cobra at 1:46; prior to the bout, Vladimir Kozlov escorted Santino to the entrance stage; after the bout, Tamina came out to the ring and celebrated with Santino
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Justin Gabriel in a non-title match with the RKO at 11:03 after Gabriel injured himself by hitting the 450 splash as Orton attempted to move out of the way; David Otunga & Heath Slater escorted Gabriel to the ring but were ejected a minute into the bout
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Sheamus pinned WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan in a non-title match at 5:19 with the kick to the face; during the bout, Michael Cole incorrectly stated Bryan was part of the reason Team WWE lost at Summer Slam (The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: CM Punk pinned Evan Bourne with the Go To Sleep at 2:18 after crotching Bourne on the top rope as Bourne attempted the Air Bourne; prior to the bout, ring announcer Justin Roberts introduced Punk as the latest edition to the Raw roster; after the contest, Punk knocked Bourne to the floor, repeatedly rammed him into the barricade, and sent him shoulder-first into the ringpost; moments later, Punk applied the Anaconda Vice on the floor until he was pulled away by several referees; after the commercial break, footage was shown of Bourne being helped backstage
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley) pinned John Cena in a No DQ match at 10:31 after Michael McGillicutty and Husky Harris interfered, with McGillicutty hitting the swinging neckbreaker and Harris following with the running senton; stipulations stated the winner would be the Raw team captain; after the contest, Cena fought with McGillicutty and Harris in the ring until Wade Barrett ran out and pulled Cena away, with Cena almost throwing a punch at Barrett in the process; moments later, Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM which stated Cena & WWE World Champion Randy Orton would face McGillicutty & Harris the following week; Barrett then took the mic and said McGillicutty & Harris would officially become part of Nexus if they won, implied Cena should lay down for them, and then provoked Cena to try to hit him; Barrett then said Cena wasn’t going to hit him not because of what the GM said but because he was scared that Barrett would embarass him; moments later, Cena left the ring alone, with Barrett then telling Cena “You can’t see me”
WWE Superstars – 10/14/10 – featured a trailer for ‘Knucklehead,’ staring the Big Show; included an ad promoting ‘Wrestling’s Highest Flyers;’ featured an ad promoting WWE Classics on Demand’s “Rocktober,” focusing on the Rock; included an ad promoting WWE’s support of the American military and the annual Tribute to the Troops events, with comments from Art Myers, director of Armed Forces Entertainment, Shawn Michaels, Gen. David Petaeus, President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama, John Morrison, Chris Jericho, John Cena, and several soldiers; the segment was set to the tune of Goo Goo Dolls’ “Not Broken;” featured a vignette of Mike Mizanin; included an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ on DVD; featured the Kelly Kelly vs. WWE Divas Champion Layla and Curt Hawkins vs. Trent Barretta matches taped 10/12/10 in Portland, OR:
Darren Young pinned Primo Colon (w/ AJ) at 4:25 with a full nelson into a faceplant; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
Melina pinned Alicia Fox (w/ Maxine) with a backslide into a bridge at 3:48; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout

- 10/12/10: Jamie Keyes was released.

WWE @ Portland, OR – Rose Garden Arena – October 12, 2010
NXT – 10/12/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment hosted by Matt Striker in which the rookies had to guess the WWE superstar’s theme song, with AJ winning in a blow out; the songs included current themes as well as old WWF themes of Dusty Rhodes, Trish Stratus, and the Legion of Doom; included an in-ring open mic segment hosted by Striker in which Naomi called out Michael Cole for being negative on the rookies and the show; AJ gave a personal ad for herself; Kaitlyn compared Vickie Guerrero to old cheese before saying WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler told her that Vickie’s favorite perfume was Bengay, which she got for her; Aksana spoke about how much she loves America to try to keep INS from deporting her; and Maxine spoke about how she was disrespected by Hornswoggle the previous week before calling Kaitlyn a homewrecker; featured a backstage segment with Vickie and Kaitlyn in which Vickie told Kaitlyn to stay away from Ziggler; included a segment on the entrance stage in which Striker hosted a power punch contest to see how hard the rookies punch, which Naomi won:
Alicia Fox (w/ Maxine) pinned Naomi (w/ Kelly Kelly) at 2:15 after twice hitting the scissors kick after botching it the first time
AJ (w/ Primo Colon) pinned Aksana (w/ Goldust) at 1:55 with an inside cradle after avoiding a slam; after the bout, Goldust took the mic, got down on one knee, and asked Aksana to marry him as a way to keep her in the country; moments later, Aksana said yes, with the two hugging and celebrating as the show ended
WWE Superstars – 10/14/10: Kelly Kelly (w/ Natalya Neidhart) pinned WWE Divas Champion Layla (w/ WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool) in a non-title match at 5:09 with a roll up after Natalya tripped Layla on the ring apron behind the referee’s back; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
WWE Superstars – 10/14/10: Curt Hawkins pinned Trent Barretta with the elbow drop off the top at 8:05 after knocking Barretta off the top; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Smackdown! – 10/15/10 – featured an opening outside shot of the arena with the Undertaker shown standing mid-way up the building; included Michael Cole, Todd Grisham, & Matt Striker on commentary; featured an in-ring promo by Teddy Long in which he addressed the Raw team chosen for Bragging Rights and said the Smackdown team would be determined through a series of qualifying matches throughout the night; included an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ on DVD; featured a backstage segment with the Big Show and Hornswoggle in which Kaval walked in and said he wanted to be part of the Smackdown team at Bragging Rights, during which Show said Kaval wasn’t ready enough to last 5 minutes in the ring with him; Kaval then challenged Show to a match and, that if he could last 5 minutes, he would earn a spot on the Bragging Rights team; Show then agreed; included a videotaped promo by Paul Bearer in which he challenged the Undertaker to a Buried Alive match against World Heavyweight Champion Kane at Bragging Rights; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read “More than 60,000 teens are expected to participate in this year’s WrestleMania Reading Challenge which started this week; included another shot of Taker outside the arena; featured an ad promoting WWE’s efforts with the Make-a-Wish Foundation; included an ad promoting ‘Knucklehead;’ featured a backstage segment in which Edge walked past Rosa Mendes as Mendes was working out; included another look at Taker standing atop the arena; featured a vignette in which Cody Rhodes gave nail grooming tips; included a backstage segment in which Taker was shown entering the arena; featured a closing segment in which Kane & Bearer came out to the ring, with Kane saying Taker would fail at Bragging Rights and it would again eat away at the fans who cheer him; moments later, the crowd began chanting “Undertaker,” with Taker’s gong then sounding and Taker walking out to the ring; Taker then stared down Kane before assaulting him in the ring and clearing him to the floor; as Kane & Bearer looked on, Taker caused Kane’s flame pyro to shoot out from the ringposts; moments later, Taker caused a lightning strike to knock the urn out of Bearer’s hands:
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes at 10:35 with the 619 and springboard splash
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Jack Swagger (w/ the Swagger Soaring Eagle) defeated MVP via submission with the ankle lock at 2:14 after MVP attacked the mascot on the floor; the Big Show provided guest commentary for the bout
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Alberto Del Rio defeated Chris Masters via submission with the armbar at 2:25; Roberto Rodriguez served as Del Rio’s ring announcer for the bout; Show provided guest commentary for the bout; after the bout, Del Rio approached Show at ringside, with Show extending his hand and Del Rio instead winking at him and walking off
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Edge pinned WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match at 12:56 by hitting the spear as Ziggler came off the top rope; during the bout, Vickie Guerrero & Kaitlyn were shown watching on backstage; Show provided guest commentary for the match; after the contest, Edge and Show shook hands at ringside
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Kaval fought the Big Show to a 5-minute time-limit draw at 5:02; stipulations stated Kaval would become part of Team Smackdown if he could last the 5 minutes; after the commercial break, Tyler Reks came out, said Kaval was a joke, and he deserved a spot on Team Smackdown; moments later, Teddy Long appeared at the entrance stage and said Reks couldn’t face Kaval because Kaval’s already had a match; Kaval then took the mic and said if Reks wanted his spot on Team Smackdown, he could take it from him
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Tyler Reks pinned Kaval at the 55-second mark with a fireman’s carry into a DDT; due to stipulations, Reks earned Kaval’s spot on the team (Reks’ first TV match in nearly a year)
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Kofi Kingston pinned WWE Tag Team Champion Drew McIntyre at 2:19 with the spin kick to the head

- 10/15/10: Matt Hardy was released.

WWE (Raw) @ Spokane, WA – Arena – October 15, 2010 (4,000)
Goldust defeated Ted DiBiase Jr.
Chris Masters defeated Alex Riley
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Zack Ryder
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Mike Mizanin
Melina & Natalya Neidhart defeated Alicia Fox & Maryse
Wade Barrett & Justin Gabriel defeated John Morrison & R-Truth
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Sheamus in a steel cage match

WWE (Raw & Smackdown!) @ Denver, CO – Pepsi Center – October 16, 2010
R-Truth pinned Justin Gabriel with a roll up; after the bout, Nexus attacked Truth, with Wade Barrett cut a promo on facing WWE World Champion Randy Orton later in the show
Alberto Del Rio defeated Finlay
Santino Marella, Vladimir Kozlov, & Melina vs. WWE Divas Champion Layla, WWE Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes
Edge pinned Jack Swagger with the spear after hitting the spear on the Swagger Soaring Eagle; after the bout, the Undertaker came out and assaulted Swagger until World Heavyweight Champion Kane appeared; Taker and Kane then brawled before Kane left; moments later, Taker dropped Swagger with the chokeslam
Sheamus pinned John Morrison with the crucifix powerbomb
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Wade Barrett with the RKO

WWE @ Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center – October 16, 2010

WWE (Raw & Smackdown!) @ Vancouver, British Columbia – PNE Agrodome – October 16, 2010
Canceled

WWE (Raw & Smackdown!) @ West Valley City, UT – Maverik Center – October 17, 2010 (matinee)
Brie & Nikki Bella hosted the show
WWE Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes defeated Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov when McIntyre scored the pin with the Future Shock
Alberto Del Rio defeated MVP via submission with the armbar
John Morrison & R-Truth defeated Heath Slater & David Otunga (w/ Justin Gabriel) when Morrison pinned Otunga with Starship Pain
Sheamus pinned Mark Henry with the kick to the face
Edge pinned Jack Swagger with the spear after hitting the spear on the Swagger Soaring Eagle
WWE Divas Champion Layla (w/ WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool) pinned Melina with a DDT after avoiding a top rope move
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Wade Barrett with the RKO after avoiding the Wasteland
World Heavyweight Champion Kane defeated the Undertaker in a steel cage match by escaping over the top after Jack Swagger interfered and slammed the cage door into the challenger’s face

WWE (Raw & Smackdown!) @ Lethbridge, Alberta – ENMAX Centre – October 17, 2010 (matinee)

WWE @ Calgary, Alberta – Scotiabank Saddledome – October 18, 2010
Raw – featured an opening segment in which Teddy Long walked out to the ring and said he was there to take over Raw; moments later, Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM which told Long to get out of the ring; Long then had the Bragging Rights trophy brought out to the ring and bragged about the Smackdown team beating Raw the previous year; the GM then sent another e-mail which told Long to get out of the ring or else; as Long went out to the floor to argue with Cole, another e-mail came through with Long then announcing he was disconnecting the Raw GM; Long then introduced the Big Show as the Smackdown team captain, with Edge, Alberto Del Rio, Kofi Kingston, Jack Swagger, Tyler Reks, and Rey Mysterio Jr. following; moments later, Mike Mizanin & Alex Riley interrupted at the entrance stage and said it looked like Smurf village grew up next to a nuclear power plant, then calling Edge Smurfette; Miz then introduced his team of CM Punk, John Morrison, Santino Marella, Ezekiel Jackson as the surprise new member, and Sheamus; the two teams then began brawling in the ring before Smackdown cleared Raw; Show then said the Smackdown team would leave willingly only if Miz faced Show later in the night, with Miz agreeing; included an ad promoting ‘Knucklehead;’ featured a backstage segment with John Cena and WWE World Champion Randy Orton in which Orton told Cena he would kick him in the skull if he got in his way, with Cena saying he would break the leg off if he tried; included a vignette on R-Truth to the tune of ‘Crunk;’ featured the announcement WWE World Champion Randy Orton would face World Heavyweight Champion Kane Friday on Smackdown; included an ad promoting the WrestleMania Reading Challenge; featured a backstage segment with Cena and Neuxs in which Wade Barrett told Cena to test Michael McGillicutty & Husky Harris and see whether they were worthy of joining the group, then telling Cena to get him a glass of water; included a backstage segment in which Bobb’e J. Thompson, unnamed in the segment, was playing Big Show beating up Miz on a video game, with Miz then confronting him until Show walked in; featured a backstage segment with Cena and Nexus in which Cena gave Barrett his glass of water, with the crowd then chanting “Water boy” before Barrett threw the water back in Cena’s face; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read Smackdown was the #1 entertainment show on cable TV and SyFy’s most watched Friday show in more than 5 years; featured a segment in which Vickie Guerrero came out on the entrance stage and introduced WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler; moments later, Ziggler cut a promo on himself as he and Vickie came out to the ring; moments later, WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan interrupted and said he could do better than Vickie and he’s not even a ladies man; Bryan then said he didn’t have a lot of things Ziggler had but he had the ability to make him tap out, then challenging Ziggler to a match at Bragging Rights; Ziggler accepted but then challenged Bryan to a fight then and there, before slapping Bryan in the face and pulling Vickie in front of him; Bryan then tackled Ziggler to the floor and applied the LeBell Lock on the floor; moments later, Eve, Brie & Nikki Bella, Melina, Kelly Kelly, and Gail Kim came out to the ring, surrounded Vickie, covered her in glitter, and scared her backstage; moments later, the divas surrounded Bryan and he danced with them; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Long, beside Show & Hornswoggle, in which Hornswoggle took the Smackdown flag and led the Smackdown team out of their locker room; featured an ad promoting WWE with comments from John Cena, Maria, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Nancy O’Dell, John Legend, Shaquille O’Neal, Triple H, Kid Rock, Snoop Dogg, Jeremy Piven, Carl Edwards, Nicole Scherzinger, Ben Stiller, and Floyd Mayweather, WWE appearances by Adam Sandler, the Osbournes, Bob Barker, Mike Tyson, William Shatner, Jon Heder, Mickey Rourke, and Donald Trump, WWE superstars in media, and a look at their charitable efforts; after the ad, Cole urged fans to speak out against recent political comments against WWE by visiting WWE.com; included a backstage segment with Barrett and Cena in which Barrett said he wasn’t finished with Cena or Orton:
WWE Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 3:17 when McIntyre pinned Smith with the Future Shock after Kidd and Smith began arguing when Smith opted to apply the Sharpshooter instead of the springboard Hart Attack; after the bout, Kidd and Smith argued over the loss; during the match, there were several chants of “We want Bret”
Goldust (w/ Aksana) pinned Zack Ryder with the Final Cut at the 28-second mark; prior to the bout, Ted Dibiase Jr. & Maryse appeared at the entrance stage to watch the match; after the contest, Dibiase attacked Goldust in the ring while Maryse chased Aksana, in possession of the Million $ Belt, backstage; moments later, Goldust dropped Dibiase with the Final Cut
WWE World Champion Randy Orton & John Cena defeated Michael McGillicutty & Husky Harris at 7:55 when Orton pinned McGillicutty with the RKO after Cena dropped Harris with the FU; prior to the bout, Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, David Otunga, & Justin Gabriel appeared at the entrance stage; after the bout, Cena extended his hand to Orton but Barrett ordered Cena to leave the ring and stand by the announce table; Nexus then surrounded the ring as Nexus swarmed Orton; the crowd repeatedly chanted “Cena” as Orton was assaulted in the ring, eventually sustaining Justin Gabriel’s 450 splash; Barrett then took the mic and ordered Cena to get in the ring and drop Orton with the FU, with Cena reluctantly hoisting Orton on his shoulders before Barrett said he wanted Orton for himself; Barrett then dropped Orton with the Wasteland as Cena left the ring
Natalya Neidhart defeated Alicia Fox via submission with the Sharpshooter at 1:04; prior to the bout, a graphic on the screen promoted Raw airing on the America Forces Network in 177 countries and US Navy ships at sea; after the contest, WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Divas Champion Layla interrupted, made fun of Canada and the Hart family, and surrounded the ring; moments later, McCool kicked Natalya before locking her in the Sharpshooter as Layla took a photo; Natalya reversed the hold into the MADT before Layla pulled McCool to the floor
Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley, Sheamus, Mark Henry, WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan, John Morrison, CM Punk, Ted Dibiase Jr., Jimmy & Jey Uso, Santino Marella, William Regal, Primo Colon, Ezekiel Jackson, & Vladimir Kozlov) fought the Big Show (w/ Hornswoggle, Kofi Kingston, Edge, Alberto Del Rio, Tyler Reks, Rey Mysterio Jr., Kaval, Chavo Guerrero Jr., JTG, WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre, Chris Masters, MVP, & Luke Gallows) to a no contest at the 1-minute mark when Teddy Long interrupted to propose the Raw and Smackdown teams have a battle royal; Bobb’e J. Thompson introduced Show for the bout; prior to the match, it was noted the Bragging Rights main event would now be an elimination match
The Big Show & Edge co-won a Raw vs. Smackdown battle royal at 8:31; Hornswoggle provided guest commentary for the bout; order of elimination: an Uso by Show (0:06); the other Uso by Show (not shown); JTG (0:10); Alex Riley by Kofi Kingston (0:25); MVP (not shown); Chris Masters by Mark Henry (1:48); Tyler Reks by Henry via a clothesline (2:14); Henry by Show, Luke Gallows, & WWE Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes (2:49); Chavo Guerrero Jr. by John Morrison (3:11); William Regal by Show (not shown); Primo Colon (not shown); Vladimir Kozlov by Rhodes & WWE Tag Team Champion Drew McIntyre; after the elimination, the crowd chanted “We want Bret;” Santino by McIntyre & Rhodes (4:20); Gallows by Sheamus (4:31); Alberto Del Rio and Morrison eliminated each other after knocking each other off the top (5:32); Swagger, Ted Dibiase Jr., & CM Punk by Edge (5:40); after the elimination, Swagger pulled Edge out to the floor and applied the ankle lock; Kingston by Sheamus (6:14); Rey Mysterio Jr. by Ezekiel Jackson (6:37); Rhodes & McIntyre by Jackson (6:47); WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan by Show (7:14); Jackson by Show (8:00); Mike Mizanin by Show via a choke throw (8:25); Sheamus by Edge after hitting the spear; after the bout, Wade Barrett was shown speaking backstage with Nexus and John Cena in which Barrett told Cena to raise his hand to prepare for what would happen at Bragging Rights
WWE Superstars – 10/21/10 – featured a trailer promoting ‘Knucklehead;’ included an ad promoting ‘Wrestling’s Highest Flyers;’ featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read the WWE’s Facebook page has more fans than ESPN, NHL, Major League Baseball, and the NFL:
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso (w/ Tamina) at 12:00 when Santino scored the pin with the Cobra after one of the Usos accidentally knocked the other to the floor; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
William Regal pinned Darren Young with the knee to the head at 4:36; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout

WWE @ Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place – October 19, 2010
NXT – 10/19/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment in which Matt Striker introduced the rookies before reminding them the next elimination would come in two weeks; moments later, Vickie Guerrero interrupted and insulted Kaitlyn for her wardrobe before giving her a sweatshirt to wear over her outfit; Kaitlyn dropped it on the mat, with Maxine then taking the mic and saying Kaitlyn had no respect and was lucky to have Vickie as her pro; after Maxine said she would be happy to have Vickie as her pro, Alicia Fox came out to the ring and took offense to Maxine’s comments; moments later, Alicia told Vickie that her rookie could beat Vickie’s at any time, with Vickie accepting the challenge for the opening match; included an ad promoting WWE with comments from John Cena, Maria, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Nancy O’Dell, John Legend, Shaquille O’Neal, Triple H, Kid Rock, Snoop Dogg, Jeremy Piven, Carl Edwards, Nicole Scherzinger, Ben Stiller, and Floyd Mayweather, WWE appearances by Adam Sandler, the Osbournes, Bob Barker, Mike Tyson, William Shatner, Jon Heder, Mickey Rourke, and Donald Trump, WWE superstars in media, and a look at their charitable efforts; after the segment, the commentary team urged fans to go to WWE.com to learn how they can speak out against recent comments made about the company; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read Smackdown the previous week was the #1 entertainment show on cable TV and SyFy’s most watched Friday show in more than 5 years; included an in-ring segment in which the rookies had to guess the WWE superstar on the big screen based on their body, which Naomi won; featured a video package recapping Cena having to join Nexus and being in Wade Barrett’s corner to challenge WWE World Champion Randy Orton at Bragging Rights; included a backstage segment with Goldust, in possession of the Million $ title, and Aksana in which Goldust said all of her immigration problems would be taken care of after they get married in two weeks; moments later, Goldust gave her a ring with a gold jem; featured a segment focusing on the WWE’s 25-year relationship with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, with comments from some of the kids who received wishes; included an in-ring limbo contest, which Naomi won:
Maxine (w/ Alicia Fox) pinned Kaitlyn (w/ Vickie Guerrero) with a reversal into a botched sunset flip at 3:54; Kaitlyn wrestled the match wearing the hooded sweatshirt Vickie gave her before the match; both Vickie and Alicia wore microphones as they supported their rookies from the ring apron; Michael Cole received an cell phone call from his mom during the bout, resulting in him briefly walking away from the commentary table
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Kelly Kelly & Naomi at 4:35 when Nikki tripped Naomi from the floor behind the referee’s back and slid in the ring to make the cover herself; after the bout, Brie appeared to take exception to how they won the match
WWE Superstars – 10/21/10 – featured an in-ring promo by Wade Barrett, alongside Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, & David Otunga, in which Barrett discussed his match at Bragging Rights against WWE World Champion Randy Orton and how he would make sure John Cena would help him win the title, followed by footage of Barrett defeating Cena at Hell in a Cell and Cena having to join Nexus:
WWE Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes defeated MVP & Chris Masters in a non-title match at 12:26 with an eye gouge and Crossroads after MVP knocked McIntyre to the floor (the debut of MVP’s new entrance music)
Smackdown! – 10/22/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment with Teddy Long, alongside the Bragging Rights trophy, as well as the Raw and Smackdown Bragging Rights teams, with Alex Riley in R-Truth’s spot on the Raw team; Long then said he would let the superstars make the matches for the night; moments later, Miz said himself, Ezekiel Jackson, & Sheamus would be in six-man tag team action later in the show; Show said Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio Jr., & himself would be the opponents; Edge followed by saying he wanted a match with CM Punk and John Morrison challenged Alberto Del Rio; Jack Swagger followed by saying he wanted to face Santino Marella; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read John Cena is the first celebrity to join Michael Jordan on the Make-a-Wish Foundation Ambassador Council; featured a video package recapping John Cena having to join Nexus and being in Wade Barrett’s corner to challenge WWE World Champion Randy Orton at Bragging Rights; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler, alongside Vickie Guerrero, regarding his altercation with WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan on Raw and facing Bryan at Bragging Rights; featured a trailer promoting ‘Knucklehead;’ included a vignette in which WWE Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes gave tips on fighting chapped lips; featured an ad promoting ‘Wrestling’s Highest Flyers;’ included a “Did you know?” graphic which read Smackdown was the #1 entertainment show on cable TV the previous week and SyFy’s most watched Friday show in more than 5 years; featured an ad promoting WWE with comments from Cena, Maria, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Nancy O’Dell, John Legend, Shaquille O’Neal, Triple H, Kid Rock, Snoop Dogg, Jeremy Piven, Carl Edwards, Nicole Scherzinger, Ben Stiller, and Floyd Mayweather, WWE appearances by Adam Sandler, the Osbournes, Bob Barker, Mike Tyson, William Shatner, Jon Heder, Mickey Rourke, and Donald Trump, WWE superstars in media, and a look at their charitable efforts; after the ad, the commentary team urged fans to speak out against recent political comments against WWE by visiting WWE.com:
The Big Show, Rey Mysterio Jr., & Kofi Kingston defeated Mike Mizanin, Sheamus, & Ezekiel Jackson at 8:38 when Mysterio pinned Miz with a splash from Show’s shoulders after Show hit the chokeslam
Jack Swagger (w/ Swagger’s Soaring Eagle) defeated Santino Marella via submission with the ankle lock at 2:52 as Santino attempted to hit the Cobra; early in the bout, Hornswoggle came out to counter the interference of the Soaring Eagle, with Marella at one point hitting the Cobra on the Eagle on the floor and Hornswoggle following with a frog splash off the steps
Alberto Del Rio defeated John Morrison via submission with the armbar at 4:30 after lifting his knees to block Starship Pain; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio’s ring announcer for the bout
Edge defeated CM Punk via disqualification at 13:14 when Mike Mizanin & Alex Riley pulled Edge to the floor and rammed him into the barricade as Edge prepared to hit the spear; prior to the bout, it was noted that Punk’s recent attack on Evan Bourne would put Bourne out of action about 4 months; after the contest, Kofi Kingston, Tyler Reks, John Morrison, Alberto Del Rio, Ezekiel Jackson, Jack Swagger, Santino Marella, Sheamus, the Big Show, and Rey Mysterio Jr. joined in a brawl, which ended with Edge dropping Punk with the spear and Team Smackdown celebrating in the ring
Natalya Neidhart & Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Divas Champion Layla at 2:21 when Layla submitted to Natalya’s Sharpshooter; prior to the bout, it was noted Natalya would face Layla for the title at Bragging Rights; Layla was dressed as Natalya, with a beard, and McCool was dressed as Bret Hart for the bout; after the contest, Natalya pulled the fake beard off Layla
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned World Heavyweight Champion Kane (w/ Paul Bearer) in a non-title match at 11:44 with the RKO; late in the bout, Kane attempted the chokeslam only for the lights to go out and the Undertaker’s gong to sound; when the lights came back on, Kane looked around for Taker, allowing Orton to hit the RKO; after the contest, Orton went backstage as the crowd chanted “Taker;” the gong then sounded again and the lights dimmed; moments later, Taker pulled himself out from under the ring and dragged Kane down with him as the show ended

WWE (Raw & Smackdown!) @ Winnipeg, Manitoba – MTS Centre – October 23, 2010 (8,400)
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match via submission with the LeBell Lock
Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, David Otunga, & Justin Gabriel defeated Kofi Kingston & Mark Henry in a handicap elimination match; order of elimination: Kingston pinned Slater; Henry pinned Otunga; Barrett pinned Kingston with the Wasteland; Henry pinned Gabriel with the powerslam; Barrett pinned Henry
Eve pinned Alicia Fox with a roll up
Mike Mizanin pinned John Morrison; prior to the bout, the Raw GM ordered the two to a dance contest, which Morrison won
Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Alberto Del Rio & Jack Swagger when Edge pinned Swagger with the spear after Mysterio hit a double 619
WWE Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith when Rhodes pinned Kidd with the Crossroads after the challengers failed a Hart Attack attempt
World Heavyweight Champion Kane pinned the Big Show at the 6-minute mark after hitting him with the title belt
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Sheamus with the RKO at the 14-minute mark

Bragging Rights 2010 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center – October 24, 2010 (9,000; 7,000 paid)
Perry Saturn, Greg Gagne, Oliver Humperdink, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Bill Irwin were backstage at the show
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Matt Striker on commentary; the Bragging Rights trophy was positioned ringside; included a backstage segment with Mike Mizanin, Alex Riley, Sheamus, and CM Punk in which they argued over should be the Raw team captain; moments later, Santino Marella walked in, asking where the snacks and beverages were that he was promised; the segment ended with Sheamus threatening to kick Miz in the face and Punk making fun of Miz as well; after they both left, Miz told Riley that Team Raw was exactly as they should be to take down Team Smackdown; members of the National Guard were shown sitting ringside; featured an ad promoting ‘Knucklehead;’ included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Ted Dibiase Jr., alongside Maryse, regarding his upcoming match with Goldust and seeking to reclaim the Million $ Title; featured an ad promoting Smackdown vs. Raw 2011; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion Randy Orton regarding his title defense against Wade Barrett, during which Orton threatened to hurt John Cena if he tried to interfere on behalf of Barrett:
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan (Raw) defeated WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) (Smackdown) via submission with the LeBell Lock at 16:13; neither title was at stake in the match; the referee counted Bryan down at around the 14-minute mark after Ziggler hit the Fameasser but the match continued since Bryan’s foot was on the bottom rope during the cover; after the bout, Ziggler and Vickie argued with the referee as the crowd chanted “You tapped out”
John Cena & David Otunga defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes in an imptomptu match to win the titles at 6:28 when Rhodes submitted to Cena’s STFU after Cena blocked an attempt at the Crossroads; prior to the bout, Rhodes & McIntyre cut an in-ring promo in which they bragged about beating all the teams on Raw and Smackdown and not having any competition; moments later, Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM that stated there was a team on Raw in the building to challenge for the titles; moments later, Wade Barrett appeared at the entrance stage and introduced Cena & Otunga as the challengers; during the match, there were dueling chants of “Let’s go Cena” and “Cena sucks;” after the contest, Cena dropped Otunga with the FU
Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) pinned Goldust (w/ Aksana) in an unadvertised match at 7:29 with a modified DDT after Maryse attacked Aksana on the floor and threw her in the ring; after the bout, Aksana cleared Maryse to the floor and regained possession of the Million $ Title; she then seduced and distracted Dibiase, allowing Goldust to attack him from behind and drop Dibiase with the Final Cut
WWE Divas Champion Layla (w/ WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool) pinned Natalya Neidhart at 4:49 after McCool kicked Natalya in the head behind the referee’s back, moments after Natalya threatened McCool on the floor; prior to the bout, McCool & Layla cut a promo on their way to the ring in which they made fun of the Minnasota accent and said they were getting dirty text messages from Brett Favre
World Heavyweight Champion Kane (w/ Paul Bearer) defeated the Undertaker in a Buried Alive match at 16:57; prior to the bout, Josh Matthews stood in the open grave and discussed the rules of the match to the live audience; during the final moments of the match, Wade Barrett, WWE Tag Team Champion David Otunga, Heath Slater, & Justin Gabriel attacked the challenger, allowing Kane to hit Taker with the urn – knocking him into the grave – and throw the urn in the grave as well; Nexus then began throwing dirt on the grave only for Kane to send them backstage and use his powers to drop a forklift full of dirt onto the grave; after Kane & Bearer went backstage, a bolt of lightning struck the grave site and Taker’s music played while his emblem appeared on the tombstone
The Big Show (w/ Hornswoggle), Rey Mysterio Jr., Edge, Kofi Kingston, Jack Swagger, Tyler Reks, Alberto Del Rio (Smackdown) defeated Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley), CM Punk, John Morrison, Ezekiel Jackson, Santino Marella, R-Truth, & Sheamus (Raw) in an elimination match at 27:45; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio’s ring announcer for the match; Reks pinned Marella with the Burning Hammer at 2:37 after blocking the Cobra; Sheamus pinned Kingston at 6:52 with the crucifix powerbomb after crotching Kingston on the top rope; at the 9-minute mark, Del Rio attacked Mysterio on the floor and threw him shoulder-first into the barricade, leading to trainers tending to Mysterio and helping him backstage; Morrison pinned Swagger at 13:08 with Starship Pain after kicking Swagger in the head from the apron; Sheamus pinned Reks with the boot to the face at 14:31; Show and Sheamus fought to a double count-out at 15:28 when Show assaulted Sheamus on the floor after Sheamus shoved Hornswoggle; Edge pinned Truth with the spear at 16:42 after avoiding the scissors kick; Edge pinned Morrison with the spear at 17:09 after Morrison landed on his feet while attempting Starship Pain but tweaked his knee; Punk pinned Del Rio with a reversal into a backslide at 18:05; as Del Rio went to go backstage, Mysterio attacked him from behind and returned to the match; Mysterio pinned Punk with the 619 and splash into the ring at 24:08; Mysterio pinned Jackson at 26:11 with the 619 and a botched slingshot splash; moments later, Mysterio hit the 619 on Miz but ended up hitting Riley instead, who covered Miz’s body to deflect the blow; Edge pinned Miz with the spear; after the contest, Edge, Mysterio, and Hornswoggle celebrated in the ring with the Bragging Rights trophy
Wade Barrett (w/ WWE Tag Team Champion John Cena) defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via disqualification at 14:32 when Cena climbed in the ring, as Orton prepared for the RKO, and dropped Barrett with the FU; prior to the bout, Barrett took the mic and reminded Cena that he would fire him if he didn’t win the match; late in the match, WWE Tag Team Champion David Otunga, Heath Slater, & Justin Gabriel ran out and attacked Orton only for Cena to send them to the floor, later telling Barrett he did it to make sure the challenger wasn’t disqualified; after the contest, Cena went to hand Orton the belt but Orton dropped Cena with the RKO and did the same to Barrett

WWE @ Green Bay, WI – Resch Center – October 25, 2010 (announced as a sell out)
Lance Storm was at the show
Yoshi Tatsu pinned Primo Colon
Raw – featured an opening in-ring segment with Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, WWE Tag Team Champions John Cena & David Otunga in which Barrett recapped Nexus interfering in the Undertaker’s Buried Alive match with World Heavyweight Champion Kane before saying Nexus’s actions did not have to be explained; Barrett then discussed his match at Bragging Rights against WWE World Champion Randy Orton, with Cena saying Barrett was about to get beat so he interfered to get Orton disqualified and to give Barrett the win; as the two began to argue, Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM which stated Barrett was due for a rematch and the referee would be chosen by the winner of a match later in the show pitting Orton against any member of Nexus; after the crowd chanted “Cena,” Barrett chose Cena as the opponent; Otunga then stepped in and said Cena should be fired for the way he treated him after their title win; Barrett then said Cena & Otunga couldn’t exist as a team and ordered they face Slater & Gabriel to open the show; included the announcement that Kane would host the Undertaker’s funeral Friday on Smackdown; featured an ad promoting ‘Knucklehead;’ included an ad promoting Toby Keith’s “Bullets in the Gun” and the announcement he would be part of the broadcast; members of the Green Bay Packers were shown in attendance; featured a video package on WWE’s literacy efforts, with comments from Rey Mysterio Jr., author Will Weaver, librarians who have worked with the WrestleMania Reading Challenge, and past winners of the challenge; included a backstage segment with Keith, Brie & Nikki Bella, and Santino Marella in which Marella said he was a big fan of Keith and sang his own country song; moments later, Sheamus walked in, called Marella a disgrace, said he let down the Raw team at Bragging Rights, and challenged him to a match; Marella accepted, with Sheamus then grabbing him by the shirt and telling him he better show up; featured a backstage segment with Barrett and Cena in which Cena argued over the opening match, with Barrett reminding him he was still employed by WWE because Barrett allowed it; Cena responded by saying Barrett made him hand over a WWE title, with Barrett responding by saying if Cena could beat Orton then he would make him an offer that would benefit both of them; included the commentary team urging fans to vote the following Tuesday, then jokingly telling fans not to show up wearing WWE T-shirts; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read Cena is the first celebrity to join Michael Jordan on the Make-a-Wish Foundation Ambassador Council; included an ad promoting ‘Smackdown: The Best of 2009-2010;’ featured a ‘Stand Up for WWE’ segment with comments from the WWE superstars about why they do what they do for a living; included a backstage segment with Barrett, Slater, Gabriel, and Otunga in which Otunga asked for the others to leave before confronting Barrett about making him lay down to lose the tag team titles and threatened to reveal why Nexus really attacked Taker at Bragging Rights; Barrett then called for Michael McGillicutty & Husky Harris to come in, then announcing they were now part of Nexus before telling Otunga to decide which side he was on; Otunga then said he was part of the group; featured the announcement Pee Wee Herman would appear as part of the following week’s show:
Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel defeated WWE Tag Team Champions John Cena & David Otunga to win the titles at 2:52 when Wade Barrett, who was ringside for the match, ordered that someone had to lay down for the good of the group and ordered that it be Otunga; after the bout, Cena went backstage as Barrett celebrated with the new champions in the ring
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero & Kaitlyn) via submission with the LeBell Lock at 11:03; prior to the bout, Vickie cut a promo at the entrance stage in which she said Ziggler would erase the sole Smackdown blemish at Bragging Rights and the only reason Bryan won was because of a biased official; following the entrances, CM Punk walked out wearing a DARE T-shirt and Chicago Cubs jacket and joined the commentary team; during the bout, Punk said William Regal should get the sole credit for training Bryan because all Shawn Michaels did was take $3,000 from him; during the finish, Vickie pulled Ziggler’s foot under the bottom rope with hopes of getting the hold broken but the referee didn’t see it until after the decision; moments later, Ziggler tried to sneak up on Bryan as Bryan and Punk stared at each other but Bryan quickly turned around and scared Ziggler to the floor (The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray)
WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Divas Champion Layla defeated Melina & Gail Kim at 1:05 when McCool pinned Melina with a boot to the face after making a blind tag
Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley) pinned R-Truth (w/ Eve) in an impromptu match at 10:26 with the Skull Crushing Finale after avoiding a scissors kick, moments after hitting a baseball slide on Riley; prior to the bout, Miz cut an in-ring promo in which he noted he lasted the longest on Team Raw at Bragging Rights and he was on the cover of the Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 video game, which is released the next day; Miz then said the Raw team should have been comprised of seven of himself instead of him and six losers; Miz then challenged Rey Mysterio Jr. to face him; moments later, Eve walked out to the ring, ranted on Miz, and called him a frog faced loser; Riley then stepped in and said the rest of the Raw team was heading toward unemployment and Miz could beat anyone on the team; moments later, Truth appeared to answer the challenge; Michael Cole then received an e-mail from the Raw GM which made the match official
Santino Marella pinned Sheamus at 1:43 after John Morrison, who appeared ringside late in the bout, pulled Marella out of the way as Sheamus attempted a boot to the face in the corner; prior to the bout, Toby Keith was introduced as the guest ring announcer and was escorted to the ring by Brie & Nikki Bella; after the contest, Marella and Morrison celebrated at the entrance stage
John Cena (w/ Wade Barrett) defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton in a non-title match via disqualification at 15:37 when Barrett pulled Cena out to the floor as Orton attempted the punt to the head and dropped Cena with a clothesline; prior to the bout, the commentary team advertised the Fan Appreciation Day Saturday in Hartford, CT; stipulations stated the winner, Orton or Nexus, would determine the referee for Orton vs. Barrett at Survivor Series; after the contest, Orton attacked Barrett in and out of the ring until Heath Slater, Michael McGillicutty, Husky Harris, WWE Tag Team Champions Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater attacked Orton; Cena made the save moments later, with Barrett then taking the mic, ordering Nexus out of the ring, and saying the referee for the title rematch would be Cena; Barrett then said he would fire Cena if he didn’t win the title at Survivor Series and he would be relieved from being part of Nexus if Barrett won the belt
WWE Superstars – 10/28/10:
Zach Ryder pinned Tyson Kidd
Mark Henry pinned Jey Uso with the powerslam

– 10/26/10: Smackdown vs Raw 2011 was released.

WWE @ Milwaukee, WI – Bradley Center – October 26, 2010
Caylen Croft & Trent Barretta defeated Vance Archer & Luke Gallows
NXT – 10/26/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment in which Matt Striker introduced the rookies – AJ dressed as a Ninja Turtle, Naomi dressed as the Hamburger Helper, Kaitlyn dressed as Vickie Guerrero, Maxine dressed as an ice queen, and Aksana dressed as a devil; during the segment, it was noted Aksana and Goldust’s wedding would take place the following week; moments later, Striker said voting would begin the following day and one of the rookies would be eliminated the following week; the rookies then competed in a costume contest, during which Kaitlyn faked a fall and then threw a Vickie temper tantrum; Katilyn won the competition; after the contest, Striker sent the show back to “Todd Pettingill & Sean Mooney at ringside,” referring to Michael Cole & Josh Matthews; moments later, Ted Dibiase Jr. & Maryse were shown walking around backstage; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 tickets going on sale Nov. 13; featured a backstage segment with Goldust & Aksana in which they discussed next week’s wedding and the fact Dibiase & Maryse were backstage; moments later, an immigration officer walked in and said Aksana would be taken into custody if she wasn’t married the following week to resolve her immigration issues; included an ad promoting the WrestleMania Reading Challenge; featured a backstage segment with Dibiase & Maryse in which Maryse insulted the rookies and Dibiase said they were there to get the Million $ belt back, noting the belt has been in his family more than 20 years and Maryse would help him; featured a ‘Stand Up for WWE’ segment with comments from the WWE superstars about why they do what they do for a living; after the segment, the commentary team told fans to go to WWE.com for more information; included an in-ring candy eating contest, with the pros standing behind the rookies sitting in the ring; before it began, Hornswoggle came out dressed as a cowboy; Maxine was ruled the winner; moments later, Maxine argued with AJ and Hornswoggle, with AJ pushing Maxine to the mat; Kaitlyn then began choking, with Hornswoggle giving her the Heimlich and Kaitlyn spitting her candy onto Vickie; Vickie then slowly left the ring; after the commercial break, Kaitlyn spoke backstage with WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler, as Vickie threw a tantrum in her office:
Naomi (w/ Kelly Kelly) pinned Maxine (w/ Alicia Fox) at 3:41 with a headbutt; both wrestled the match in their Halloween costumes; during the contest, ring announcer Tony Chimel was shown beside the commentary team as they ate popcorn and appeared to be watching a movie
Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella) defeated AJ (w/ Primo Colon) at 4:18 after Nikki pulled her sister out to the floor behind the referee’s back, hit a facebuster, and scored the pin herself; prior to the bout, Brie and AJ shook hands; AJ wrestled the match in her Halloween costume; Brie appeared to take offense to Nikki’s actions
Goldust & Aksana defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Maryse at 6:43 when Aksana pinned Maryse with an inside cradle; after the bout, Dibiase stole back the Million $ belt, then giving it to Maryse; moments later, Aksana slapped Maryse, took back the belt, and Goldust cleared Dibiase from the ring
WWE Superstars – 10/28/10:
Smackdown! – 10/29/10 – featured an opening segment in which the Undertaker was shown walking down a dark hallway, opening a door with a bright light inside, and then walking through; included a segment on the entrance stage in which World Heavyweight Champion Kane, alongside Paul Bearer, said Taker was never coming back after his Buried Alive victory at Bragging Rights; the two then walked to the ring, with Kane telling the fans to bow their heads and observe a moment of silence for Taker; moments later, Alberto Del Rio drove out and challenged Kane for the title; Del Rio slapped the urn out of Bearer’s hands, then won a brief brawl until Rey Mysterio Jr. cleared him from the ring; moments later, Mysterio hit the 619 on Bearer; after Mysterio left the ring, Edge slid in behind Kane and dropped him with the spear; after the commercial break, Del Rio told Teddy Long backstage that he wanted a title shot later in the show; Long then set up a match between Del Rio, Mysterio, and Edge to determine the #1 contender; featured an ad promoting ‘Knucklehead;’ included a backstage segment in which Josh Matthews interviewed Bearer regarding the earlier segment; moments later, after Bearer said Del Rio, Mysterio, and Edge would pay, Kane appeared and scared away Matthews; featured a ‘Stand Up for WWE’ segment with comments from the WWE superstars about why they do what they do for a living; included a backstage segment in which Kelly Kelly was looking at herself in a mirror until Cody Rhodes walked in and used the mirror himself; moments later, Big Show walked in and challenged Rhodes to a match later in the show; Rhodes replied by saying he was a tag team wrestler, with Show saying he would find a partner to face Rhodes & Drew McIntyre; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE has been making wishes come through for kids with the Make-a-Wish Foundation for more than 25 years; included a backstage segment with Edge and Mysterio discussed their match later in the show; featured an ad promoting ‘Smackdown: The Best of 2009-2010;’ included the announcement WrestleMania 27 tickets would go on sale Nov. 13; featured a video package on WWE’s literacy efforts, with comments from Mysterio, author Will Weaver, librarians who have worked with the WrestleMania Reading Challenge, and past winners of the challenge; included an ad promoting Smackdown vs. Raw 2011; featured an ad promoting Goldust and Aksana’s wedding Tuesday on NXT:
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan pinned WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero, dressed as a cougar) in a non-title match at 13:09 with a kick to the head, moments after referee Mike Chioda sent Vickie out of the ring after Ziggler hit the Zig Zag and Vickie made the pinfall herself; after the match, Ziggler & Vickie argued with Chioda on the floor
Jack Swagger (w/ the Swagger Soaring Eagle) defeated Kaval via submission with the ankle lock at 4:02
Kelly Kelly, Melina, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool, WWE Divas Champion Layla, Rosa Mendes, & Alicia Fox at 6:04 when Kelly pinned Mendes with the K2; prior to the bout, Long and Hornswoggle, dressed as a cowboy, itroduced the Bellas, dressed as Batman and Robin, Fox, dressed as Cleopatra, Kelly, dressed as Little Bo Peep, Mendes, dressed as a leprechaun, Melina, dressed as Spider Woman, McCool, as Lady Gaga, and Layla, as Beyonce, for a costume contest; moments later, LayCool announced themselves as the winner, with Long then saying it would instead be a tag team match
The Big Show & Kofi Kingston (mystery partner) defeated Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes at 8:13 when Show pinned Rhodes with the chokeslam; during their entrance, McInture & Rhodes cut a promo on WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel, saying Nexus was pathetic and they would regain the titles; Rhodes followed by saying they would collectively be known as the Dashing Ones; during his entrance, it was noted Kingston would be part of the live Ghost Hunters Halloween special; during the closing moments of the bout, it appeared McIntyre opted not to make the save for Rhodes as he sustained the chokeslam; following the commercial break, Rhodes confronted McIntyre about what happened and said he was better off without him, with McIntyre saying the same about himself; moments later, Rhodes said the Dashing Ones were over
Edge defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. and Alberto Del Rio at 15:20 by pinning Del Rio with the spear as Mysterio sat on Del Rio’s shoulders; stipulations stated the winner would challenge World Heavyweight Champion Kane at Survivor Series; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio’s ring announcer for the bout; after the contest, Kane appeared at the entrance stage and caused his flame pyro to shoot off from the ringposts
Dark match after the taping: Edge, Big Show, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated World Heavyweight Champion Kane, Jack Swagger, & Alberto Del Rio

WWE @ Hartford, CT – XL Center – October 30, 2010 (matinee) (11,000; sell out)
Fan Appreciation Night – all tickets were $10 or $20 The Big Show won a battle royal; stipulations stated the winner would challenge WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler later in the show
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Mike Mizanin
Melina won a divas dance contest
Sheamus defeated John Morrison
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated the Big Show via count-out
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett
Triple H defeated Alberto Del Rio (Triple H’s first match in 6 months)
John Cena defeated World Heavyweight Champion Kane via disqualification

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Boston, MA – TD Garden – October 31, 2010 (matinee) (4,000)
Chris Masters defeated Curt Hawkins
Tyler Reks defeated Kaval
WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel defeated Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated Cody Rhodes, MVP, and Drew McIntyre
Natalya Neidhart defeated WWE Divas Champion Layla in a non-title match
R-Truth defeated Jack Swagger
Edge defeated Alberto Del Rio
World Heavyweight Champion Kane defeated the Big Show

WWE (Raw) @ Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre – October 31, 2010 (matinee) (5,900)
Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Zack Ryder
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Primo Colon
Goldust defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
Melina & Gail Kim defeated Alicia Fox & Maryse
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Mike Mizanin
David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty defeated Mark Henry in a handicap match
Sheamus defeated John Morrison
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett in a steel cage match

WWE @ Long Island, NY – Nassau Coliseum – November 1, 2010 (9,000)
Yoshi Tatsu pinned Primo Colon at 5:28
Raw – featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Randy Orton in which he called out John Cena and said he could accept losing the title but not because of a crooked referee at Survivor Series; moments later, Cena came out, discussed the fact he would be fired if Orton retained at Survivor Series and he would be out of Nexus if Wade Barrett won, and said he didn’t know what he would do in the match; Orton replied by saying Cena would be the biggest phoney in the WWE if he cost him the title and that ‘Hustle, Loyalty, Respect’ would have no meaning; after Cena insulted Barrett, Barrett, David Otunga, Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, WWE Tag Team Champions Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater appeared at the entrance stage, with Barrett saying Cena could say what he wanted but he would still raise Barrett’s hand at the pay-per-view; Cena replied by saying he would beat the hell out of Barrett, regardless of the outcome; Orton then said he would beat on Barrett at Survivor Series and then called him out; Michael Cole then received an e-mail from the Raw GM which stated Barrett and a partner of his choice would face Orton and a partner of his choice, with Cena as the referee; included an ad promoting ‘Knucklehead;’ featured a backstage segment with Cena and R-Truth in which Truth said what Cena said to Barrett was great but then questioned what he would do at Survivor Series, with Cena walking away; included the announcement Edge would face Alberto Del Rio Friday on Smackdown; featured a backstage segment with Truth and Orton in which Truth said he expects Cena to cost Orton the title at Survivor Series, with Orton making Truth his tag team partner for the main event; included an ad promoting ‘Best of Smackdown: 2009-2010;’ featured a backstage segment with Mark Henry and Pee Wee Herman, talking to each other on cell phones while standing to each other; moments later, Henry said he wanted Pee Wee as his tag team partner, since Evan Bourne was injured; moments later, Pee Wee brought in Brie & Nikki Bella, Eve, and Melina came in with Twister to cheer up Henry; moments later, Pee Wee turned to the camera to promote his stage production and then brought in Lita (Lita’s first appearance in 4 years); included a focus on the WWE’s efforts supporting the military, with comments from presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama; featured an in-ring segment in which Pee Wee addressed the fans and told them the secret word was ‘ring,’ then telling them to scream whenever someone said it; moments later, Mike Mizanin & Alex Riley interrupted, with Miz saying Riley was a fan but Miz never was, instead prefering He-Man; after Pee Wee told Miz to marry He-Man, Miz repeatedly said ‘ring’ with the crowd then screaming; Pee Wee then used his catch phrases on both men before saying he had his cousin backstage that would wipe the mat with them; moments later, Big Show came out wearing a costume matching Pee Wee’s; Show then quickly sent Miz & Riley to the floor; Cole then received an e-mail from the Raw GM which stated Miz would face Show; Pee Wee & Show then danced together to ‘Tequila;’ included a ‘Stand Up for WWE’ segment with comments from Dennis Miller, Ryan Phillippe, Florence Henderson, Bob Barker, Jeremy Piven, Jon Lovitz, Cedric the Entertainer, Jewel, Johnny Knoxville, and Maria Menounos in which they talked about the individual experiences working with WWE; after the segment, the commentary team urged fans to visit WWE.com for more information on how fans can help; featured a backstage segment with Cena and Barrett in which Barrett said he wanted Cena to clean his locker room and scrub his back after Barrett’s team wins the main event; moments later, David Otunga walked in and said he had more talent than anyone in Nexus or Cena and said he would be the one winning the match; included a segment in which Freddie Prinze Jr., as a doctor, was checking up on Vince McMahon, in a coma, and noted McMahon was going to miss the election; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 tickets going on sale in two weeks; included another segment with Prinze and McMahon, with McMahon coming to his senses after being told Linda McMahon spent $50 million in her senatorial campaign; moments later, it was revealed McMahon had several campaign stickers on his shirt; McMahon then said he hated politics but was OK as long as everything in the WWE was running smoothly; Prinze then complained about the Undertaker being buried, Nexus being stronger, Cena being in the group, Goldust getting married, and Pee Wee running Raw; McMahon then joked that the next thing Prinze was going to tell him was Daniel Bryan was the WWE US Champion; moments later, McMahon became sick – pausing briefly to say if Linda could run for Senate, he could run for President – before walking away, revealing a Richard Blumenthal sticker on his backside; Stephanie McMahon was then shown waking up from a dream, then asking Triple H – off camera – if Vince was still in a coma; Triple H replied by saying he was and he was probably brain dead; Stephanie then went back to sleep:
WWE Tag Team Champions Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith in a non-title match at 3:53 when Gabriel pinned Kidd with a kick to the back of the head and the 450 splash, moments after Kidd accidentally dove onto Smith outside the ring; after the bout, Smith yelled at Kidd for the loss
Sheamus pinned Vladimir Kozlov (w/ Santino Marella) at 1:44 with the boot to the face; prior to the bout, Sheamus cut an in-ring promo in which he said Santino didn’t beat him the previous week, Sheamus beat himself; before Sheamus could officially make a challenge for a rematch, Santino appeared at the entrance stage and said he went dressed as Sheamus for Halloween but everyone thought he was a ghost; Santino then said he couldn’t wrestle because of all the candy he ate but picket a replacement, with Kozlov then appearing and saying he could crush Sheamus; after the contest, Sheamus confronted Santino as the crowd chanted “Cobra;” moments later, Sheamus stalked Santino up the ramp as Santino offered him cash and a check; Sheamus then hoisted Santino up for the crucifix powerbomb, with John Morrison then coming out, kicking Sheamus in the gut, and knocking him to the floor
Ezekiel Jackson pinned Zack Ryder with the uranage at the 42-second mark
The Big Show defeated Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley) via disqualification at 6:50 when Miz twice hit Show with his Money in the Bank briefcase, moments after Show attempted to drop Miz with the chokeslam
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Ted Dibiase (w/ Maryse) in a non-title match at 3:43 via submission with the LeBell Lock; there were repeated chants of “Daniel Bryan” during the bout; after the contest, Dibiase yelled at Maryse saying that he needed his Million $ belt back and couldn’t concentrate
Natalya Neidhart pinned WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool (w/ WWE Divas Champion Layla) in a non-title match at 3:21 with a roll up after McCool accidentally stomped Layla on the apron; prior to the bout, McCool & Layla cut an in-ring promo in which they said they would give Natalya another shot at the title, at Survivor Series, if she could beat McCool
WWE World Champion Randy Orton & R-Truth defeated Wade Barrett & David Otunga at 8:50 when Truth pinned Otunga moments after Orton, the illegal man, dropped Otunga with the RKO behind the back of guest referee John Cena; after the match, Barrett yelled at Cena for the loss; moments later, Cena stood on the stage, Barrett in the aisle, and Orton in the ring and all stared at the others as the show ended
WWE Superstars – 11/4/10 – featured an ad promoting ‘Knucklehead’ on DVD; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 tickets going on sale the following Saturday; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read John Cena is the first celebrity to join Michael Jordan on the Make-A-Wish Ambassador Council; included an ad promoting ‘Wrestling’s Highest Flyers’ on DVD; featured a vignette on Edge: Gail Kim pinned Alicia Fox with the Eat Defeat at 5:01; Scott Stanford & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
Jimmy & Jey Uso (w/ Tamina) defeated Mark Henry in a handicap match at 3:13 following a kick from Tamina to the head behind the referee’s back, a kick from an Uso, and a splash off the top from the other Uso; Scott Stanford & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
Dark match after the taping: WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Sheamus and Wade Barrett at 4:06 by pinning Barrett with the RKO; John Cena was scheduled to be the fourth participant but Barrett ordered him backstage before the match

- 11/2/10: Linda McMahon (R) lost her bid for senator of Connecticut to Richard Blumenthal (D).

WWE @ Bridgeport, CT – Harbor Yard Arena – November 2, 2010
NXT – 11/2/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment in which Matt Striker introduced the NXT rookies, then allowing Aksana to go backstage to prepare for her wedding since she had not won a competition to avoid elimination later in the show; moments later, Striker introduced Honrnswoggle to help judge a kissing contest; Kaitlyn kissed Hornswoggle but Maxine then forced him to leave; as Hornswoggle made his way up the ramp, Cody Rhodes came out to replace him; Rhodes then kissed Kaitlyn and Maxine, with Naomi then refusing to kiss him after he kissed the other two girls and opted out; Rhodes eventually chose AJ as the winner after she jumped on him during the kiss; Michael Cole wore a tuxedo T-shirt for the show; included a backstage segment with AJ and Primo Colon in which Primo said he was jealous when he saw Rhodes kiss her, with AJ and Primo then trying to find a room to talk further only to find Dusty Rhodes, Brie & Nikki Bella talking amongst themselves; featured a backstage segment where AJ and Primo again tried to find a room only to find Maxine kissing Hornswoggle, with Maxine then making up excuses as to why she was with Hornswoggle; included an in-ring segment in which Striker hosted a wedding gift scramble in which the rookies had to find a flag hidden somewhere in a package, with Kaitlyn winning; featured a ‘Stand Up for WWE’ segment with comments from Randy Orton, Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, Natalya Neidhart, David Hart Smith, Ted Dibiase Jr., Goldust, Cody Rhodes, and the Usos about growing up in WWE; included an ad promoting ‘Wrestling’s Highest Flyers;’ featured a backstage segment with AJ and Primo in which they stumbled upon Kaitlyn kissing WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler; moments later, Vickie Guerrero, watching from the entrance stage, ran backstage and confronted both Ziggler and Kaitlyn, with Kaitlyn then shoving a wedding cake into Vickie’s face; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read Smackdown was the #1 show on SyFy the previous Friday, marking the fifth week in a row; featured Goldust and Aksana’s wedding, with Cole & Josh Matthews making fun of the segment throughout and noting it wasn’t a real wedding and Matthews asking if the minister was Al Wilson; Goldust’s wedding party consisted of Dusty Rhodes, Cody Rhodes, and Hornswoggle as the ring bearer; moments later, the minister objected to the wedding, with Ted Dibiase Jr. & Maryse coming out and revealing they paid off the minister; Dibiase then said Aksana would be deported if he didn’t give Dibiase back the Million $ title; Dusty then took the mic and said he found a minister in Mississippi to help with the wedding, with Ted Dibiase Sr. then coming out; Goldust and Aksana were then married, with Aksana slapping Goldust immediately after and leaving the ring; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 tickets going on sale in two weeks; featured an ad promoting the Wrestling Reading Challenge; included a closing segment in which Maxine was voted off the show, with Maxine saying she would be back and wished the other rookies the best of luck; Maxine and Alicia Fox then hugged at the entrance stage:
Kelly Kelly pinned Alicia Fox with the K2 at 2:03
WWE Superstars – 11/4/10: Jack Swagger (w/ the Swagger Soaring Eagle) defeated Kaval via submission with the ankle lock at 12:58 after the Eagle tripped Kaval on the apron, causing him to his his head on the apron; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
WWE Superstars – 11/4/10: Luke Gallows pinned Vance Archer at 3:10 with the tree slam; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Smackdown! – 11/5/10 – featured an ad promoting ‘Knucklehead’ on DVD; included a ‘Did you know?’ graphic which read, including Smackdown vs. Raw 2011, WWE has released 49 video games and has sold more than 50 million games globally; featured a backstage segment with Hornswoggle and Teddy Long, with Vickie Guerrero then coming in calling Kaitlyn a hussie and saying she wanted revenge; moments later, Long said Vickie would face Kaitlyn later in the show; included a backstage segment showing Rey Mysterio Jr. being ganged up on by David Otunga, Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Nexus regarding their attack on Mysterio, with Otunga saying Wade Barrett was in the UK and they attacked Mysterio because they could; it was later announced Kofi Kingston would replace Mysterio as a result of the attack; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 tickets going on sale Nov. 13; featured an ad promoting Steve Austin’s ‘Hunt to Kill’ on DVD; featured a ‘Stand Up for WWE’ segment with comments from Dennis Miller, Ryan Phillippe, Florence Henderson, Bob Barker, Jeremy Piven, Jon Lovitz, Cedric the Entertainer, Jewel, Johnny Knoxville, and Maria Menounos in which they talked about the individual experiences working with WWE; after the segment, the commentary team urged fans to visit WWE.com for more information on how fans can help; included a backstage segment with MVP and Kaval, discussing MVP’s IC title shot the following week; after Kelly Kelly walked past and wished MVP good luck in his match, Nexus attacked both men and laid them out:
Edge fought Alberto Del Rio to a no contest at around the 13-minute mark when, as Edge prepared to hit Del Rio with the spear, David Otunga, Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel came out and attacked both men; prior to the bout, Ricardo Rodriguez was introduced but Edge scared him from the ring, with Rodriguez then providing Del Rio’s ring announcing from the apron; after the contest, Nexus assaulted both participants and cleared them from the ring; moments later, Otunga cut an in-ring promo saying Nexus was taking over Smackdown; the Big Show, Rey Mysterio Jr., World Heavyweight Champion Kane, and Edge then cleared Nexus from ringside; following the commercial break, Teddy Long came out to the entrance stage to announce Nexus would face Kane, Edge, Mysterio, Del Rio, & Show in the main event
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated JTG in a non-title match at 2:16 via submission with the sleeper after hitting the Zig Zag and opting not to make the cover; after the bout, Kaitlyn ran out to the ring to congratulate Ziggler, with Vickie Guerrero then appearing, yelling at Kaitlyn, and then slapping her across the face; moments later, the referee intervened, with Vickie then eventually leaving the ring
MVP defeated Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes at 13:15 by pinning McIntyre with a running boot to the face after throwing Rhodes to the floor; stipulations stated the winner would challenge WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler the following week
Vickie Guerrero pinned Kaitlyn at 3:07 with her feet on the ropes for leverage after blocking a kick; Kaitlyn used the NXT Season 3 theme song as her entrance music; after the bout, Vickie yelled at Kaitlyn that WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler was her man
Tyler Reks pinned Chris Masters with the Burning Hammer at 2:56
World Heavyweight Champion Kane (w/ Paul Bearer), Edge, the Big Show, Kofi Kingston (sub. for Rey Mysterio Jr.), & Alberto Del Rio defeated David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty, Husky Harris, WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel at 18:51 when Edge pinned Otunga with the spear after Edge hit the spear on Kane; early in the bout, Del Rio walked out of the match after Show accidentally knocked him off the apron to the floor
Dark match after the taping: Edge defeated World Heavyweight Champion Kane via disqualification when Kane hit Edge with the title belt

WWE (Raw) @ Nice, France – Nikaia Palace – November 3, 2010 (6,000)
R-Truth defeated Alex Riley
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Zack Ryder
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated William Regal
John Cena defeated Mike Mizanin
Eve defeated Tamina
Sheamus defeated John Morrison
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett; John Cena was the guest referee for the bout

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Belfast, Northern Ireland – Odyssey Arena – November 4, 2010 (7,000)
Finlay defeated Tyler Reks
Jack Swagger defeated Chris Masters
Mason Ryan defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated Cody Rhodes, MVP, and Drew McIntyre
Kofi Kingston defeated Alberto Del Rio
WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
Natalya Neidhart defeated WWE Divas Champion Layla in a non-title match
World Heavyweight Champion Kane fought the Big Show to a no contest

WWE (Raw) @ Montpellier, France – Arena – November 4, 2010 (7,000)
Goldust defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Zack Ryder
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated R-Truth and William Regal
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett; John Cena was the guest referee for the bout
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Alicia Fox & Maryse; Eve was the guest referee for the bout
Sheamus defeated John Morrison
John Cena defeated Mike Mizanin

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Amneville, France – The Galaxie – November 5, 2010 (8,000)
Finlay defeated Tyler Reks
Mason Ryan defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated MVP, Drew McIntyre, and Cody Rhodes
Jack Swagger defeated Chris Masters
Kofi Kingston defeated Alberto Del Rio
WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
Natalya defeated WWE Divas Champion Layla in a non-title match; Kelly Kelly was the guest referee for the bout
World Heavyweight Champion Kane fought Big Show to a no contest

WWE (Raw) @ Cardiff, Wales – International Arena – November 5, 2010 (4,600)
R-Truth defeated Alex Riley
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated William Regal
Goldust defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Zack Ryder
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Alicia Fox & Maryse; Eve was the guest referee for the bout
Sheamus defeated John Morrison
John Cena defeated Mike Mizanin

WWE @ Liverpool, England – Echo Arena – November 6, 2010

WWE (Raw) @ Birmingham, England – LG Arena – November 6, 2010
R-Truth defeated Alex Riley
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Zack Ryder
Goldust defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated William Regal
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett
Gail Kim, Nikki & Brie Bella defeated Maryse, Tamina, & Alicia Fox
Sheamus defeated John Morrison
John Cena defeated Mike Mizanin

WWE @ Nottingham, England – Trent FM Arena – November 7, 2010

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Glasgow, Scotland – Braehead Arena – November 7, 2010
Finlay defeated Tyler Reks
Mason Ryan defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith
Chris Masters defeated Jack Swagger
Kofi Kingston defeated Alberto Del Rio
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated Drew McIntyre, MVP, and Cody Rhodes
Natalya Neidhart defeated WWE Divas Champion Layla in a non-title match
World Heavyweight Champion Kane fought the Big Show to a no contest

WWE @ Manchester, England – Evening News Arena – November 8, 2010
William Regal defeated Alex Riley; Regal played the babyface in the match
Raw – included Michael Cole & Josh Matthews, subbing for an injured Jerry Lawler, on commentary; featured an opening in-ring segment in which John Cena stood behind a Nexus podium in the ring and read from a scroll to introduce Wade Barrett, who then appeared with Michael McGillicutty, David Otunga, Husky Harris, WWE Tag Team Champions Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater; Barrett then addressed his hometown crowd before calling out Otunga for taking Nexus to Smackdown without his permission, then telling him he better win if he tries something like that again; moments later, Barrett confronted Cena for costing his team the win the previous week on Raw, then reminding Cena of the stiuplations for the WWE World Title match at Survivor Series; Cena replied by saying, regardless of the outcome at Survivor Series, he would give Barrett and anyone else the beating of a lifetime; Barrett replied by telling Cena to go ahead and announce him as the new champion; before Cena could, WWE World Champion Randy Orton walked out to the entrance stage and said he didn’t care what happened to Cena because the only thing he cared about was making sure Barrett didn’t take the belt; after Barrett noted no one was backing Barrett like Nexus was backing him, Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM that stated the only way the Survivor Series match could end was via pinfall or submission and that Nexus would be banned from ringside; Cole then said Barrett & Nexus would face Orton and four other men in a 10-man tag team match, with the GM picking Orton’s team, and Cena would be the guest referee; Cena then shoved the podium and Otunga down before leaving the ring; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 tickets going on sale the coming Saturday; featured an ad promoting Steve Austin’s ‘Hunt to Kill’ on DVD; included a backstage segment with Nexus in which Barrett told Otunga he would be facing Cena later in the show; featured an ad promoting ‘Knucklehead’ on DVD; included an ad for the following week’s ‘Old School’ 3-hour episode; featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Orton regarding who his four partners might be later in the show, with Mike Mizanin then walking in and saying the GM said he would be one of Orton’s partners; included a backstage segment in which Otunga walked into the Nexus dressing room, causing everyone else to get quiet; Otunga then said he would beat Cena and told everyone else they didn’t have to ask Barrett’s permission for every little thing; featured a segment in which Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov came out wearing suits and derby hats, with Santino noting he and Kozlov had spent the past 3 weeks studying the English culture; Marella then said he wanted to make peace with Sheamus with an in-ring tea party; after Sheamus came out, Santino continuously but accidentally made fun of Sheamus to the point where Sheamus himself was laughing along and said he forgot why he was angry with Santino in the first place; moments later, Kozlov, thinking that he was helping, reminded them that Sheamus was angry because Santino beat him; Santino then accidentally spilled tea on Sheamus, with Sheamus then knocking over the table set up in the ring; Cole then received an e-mail from the GM which stated Sheamus would face Santino and Kozlov would have to leave ringside; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read the WWE’s debut in China won a prestigious commemorative plate of appreciation from the EXPO 2010 Shanghai Organizing & Executive committees; featured a backstage segment showing Cena watching the WrestleMania ticket ad; after the ad, Barrett was shown standing beside Cena, saying Cena should consider never being at a WrestleMania again if he doesn’t give Barrett the title at Survivor Series; included the announcement Big Show would face World Heavyweight Champion Kane on Smackdown; featured a ‘Stand Up for WWE’ segment with comments from Randy Orton, Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, Natalya Neidhart, David Hart Smith, Ted Dibiase Jr., Goldust, Cody Rhodes, and the Usos about growing up in WWE:
Eve, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse, Tamina, & Alicia Fox at 3:09 when one of the Bellas pinned Fox with an inside cradle after the other Bella sustained Maryse’s French Kiss and the Bellas then switched places in the ring; the participants wore soccer gear for the match
Jimmy & Jey Uso defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 3:36 when Jey pinned Smith with a kick and the splash off the top after Smith knocked Jimmy to the floor; prior to the bout, it was noted Natalya would face both WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Divas Champion Layla in a handicap title match at Survivor Series
Goldust pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage at 3:24 after both men became distracted by Aksana, who came ringside late in the bout, fighting with Maryse over the Million $ belt; earlier in the bout, Maryse took back the title belt; after the match, Aksana ran backstage with the title
John Cena defeated David Otunga at 4:00 via submission with the STFU after hitting the FU; Wade Barrett, Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel escorted Otunga to the ring before the match but went backstage, under the orders of Barrett, before it began; during the bout, there were dueling chants of “Let’s go, Cena” and “Cena sucks;” following the commercial break, Barrett confronted Otunga backstage, noting Otunga has lost a lot lately but would give him a chane to redeem himself by facing Edge on Smackdown; Barrett then said Otunga was out of Nexus if he lost
Sheamus defeated Santino Marella via disqualification in an impromptu match at 3:01 when Marella hit a low blow; early in the bout, as Marella tried to avoid Sheamus, Michael Cole received another e-mail from the GM which stated Marella to get back in the ring and compete or be suspended; after the bout, Sheamus kicked Santino in the face; moments later, Sheamus continued to assault Santino and attempted to hit the crucifix powerbomb, only for John Morrison to make the save and clear Sheamus from the ring with a springboard kick to the face; Morrison then helped Marella from the ring
Wade Barrett, Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel (w/ David Otunga) defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton, R-Truth, Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley), WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan, & Mark Henry at 15:18 when Barrett pinned Orton after Riley hit Orton with the Money in the Bank briefcase behind the back of referee John Cena, with Miz following by dropping Orton with the Skull Crushing Finale; during the bout, it was noted Jimmy Snuka, Roddy Piper, the Iron Sheik, Jim Duggan, Nikolai Volkoff, and Gene Okerlund would be part of the following week’s show; after the bout, Harris and Otunga hoisted Barrett on their shoulders as Nexus celebrated at the entrance stage
WWE Superstars – 11/11/10 – featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 tickets going on sale Saturday; included an ad promoting ‘The John Cena Experience;’ included a “Did you know?” graphic which read the WWE’s debut in China won a prestigious commemorative plate of appreciation from the EXPO 2010 Shanghai Organizing & Executive committees; featured a vignette on World Heavyweight Champion Kane; included the Kaval vs. Drew McIntyre match taped 11/9/10 in Manchester, England:
Yoshi Tatsu pinned Zack Ryder at 13:04 with a running kick to the head after avoiding the Rough Ryder; Michael Cole & Josh Matthews (sub. for Jerry Lawler) provided commentary for the bout
Ezekiel Jackson pinned Primo Colon (w/ AJ) at 2:56 with with the uranage; Michael Cole & Josh Matthews (sub. for Jerry Lawler) provided commentary for the bout

WWE @ Newcastle, England – Metro Radio Arena – November 8, 2010

WWE @ Manchester, England – Evening News Arena – November 9, 2010
Mason Ryan defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
NXT – 11/9/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment in which Matt Striker went to introduce the rookies only for Goldust to come out instead; Goldust then took the mic and said he’s been trying to call Aksana all week for an expanation of her actions the previous week and then demanded that she come out; Aksana, in possession of the Million $ Title, then came out, made fun of Goldust, said her immigration problems had been taken care of, and she would own half of the belt when they get divorced; Naomi then came out and said she didn’t want Aksana kicked out of the building; she then said she knew Aksana was fake from the start and she would send her home, with Aksana saying she would be beaten with shovels if the returned to Lithuania; Naomi then challenged Aksana to a match for later in the show, with Aksana then asking Goldust, as her pro, what she should do; Goldust replied by saying Aksana should get her butt kicked by Naomi; included Striker hosting an in-ring arm wrestling contest between the finalists – AJ, Aksana, Kaitlyn, and Naomi – with Kaitlyn winning; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read, including Smackdown vs Raw 2011, WWE has released 49 video games and has sold more than 50 million games globally; included a ‘Stand Up for WWE’ segment with comments from the WWE superstars and divas about the extended family of WWE; featured Striker hosting an in-ring contest in which the rookies had to determine the WWE superstars from seeing their high school photos, with AJ winning and beating a tie with Kaitlyn; included a backstage segment in which Vickie confronted Kaitlyn and said beating her on Smackdown proved she was better than Kaitlyn, with the two then arguing and fighting backstage until Vickie repeatedly rammed Kaitlyn’s head into a table and referees came out to break up the fight:
AJ (w/ Primo Colon) pinned Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella) at 4:37 with a roll up as Nikki argued with Primo, who was on the floor; during the bout, the PA system in the arena announced the virus database has been updated
Naomi (w/ Kelly Kelly & Goldust) pinned Aksana at 5:25 with a leg lariat
WWE Superstars – 11/11/10: Drew McIntyre pinned Kaval with the Future Shock at 14:40 after avoiding the Warrior’s Way; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Smackdown! – 11/12/10 – featured an opening in-ring promo by Edge in which he said he would walk into WrestleMania as the World Heavyweight Champion and said he had a plan to win the title from Kane at Survivor Series; moments later, Edge cut a promo on facing David Otunga later in the show and said Otunga would soon be in the unemployment line; Otunga, Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel then came out and surrounded the ring until Vickie Guerrero interrupted, saying Teddy Long was detained by customs and she was in charge of the show; Vickie then said Otunga would lose his match if any members of Nexus stepped into the ring; Vickie then said Nexus could remain ringside but would be joined by the entire Smackdown roster; Vickie told the two to get in the ring and shake hands before their lumberjack match later in the show, telling Edge to either shake Otunga’s hand or he would be replaced in the Survivor Series title match; the two shook hands, with Edge then hitting a spear sending Otunga from the apron onto the other members of Nexus on the floor; included a backstage segment showing Alberto Del Rio driving into the parking lot; featured an ad promoting ‘Knucklehead’ on DVD; included a backstage segment with Harris, Slater, McGillicutty, & Gabriel in which they talked about not wanting to risk their careers to help Otunga, with Otunga then walking in and saying it was the biggest night of his life and he needed their help; featured an ad promoting the following Monday’s ‘Old School’ Raw; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read Smackdown was the #1 TV show on all cable TV the previous Friday; featured a backstage segment with Kane & Paul Bearer, with dramatic music in the background, with Kane cutting a promo on the fans, the Undertaker, and facing Edge at Survivor Series; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 tickets going on sale the following day; featured a ‘Stand Up for WWE’ segment with comments from Vickie, Maryse, WWE Divas Champion Layla, Natalya Neidhart, Alicia Fox, Eve, Brie & Nikki Bella, and WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool; included a backstage segment, with dramatic music, showing Kane searching for Bearer only to find the urn on the ground; featured an ad promoting ‘The John Cena Experience;’ included a promo at the entrance stage by Cody Rhodes in which he made fun of the UK fans’ teeth before giving a bottle of mouthwash and a toothbrush to ringside fans and then introducing a vignette in which he gave tips on how to floss; Rhodes finished the segment in the arena by saying “God save the queen and God save your teeth!”; featured a backstage segment showing Kane searching for Bearer in a hallway; featured a behind-the-scenes look at ‘Knucklehead’ with comments from Melora Hardin, Mark Feuerstein, Big Show, Wendie Malick, Bobb’e J Thompson, and Dennis Farina:
Alberto Del Rio defeated Kofi Kingston at 11:33 via submission with the armbreaker after ramming Kingston’s arm into the ringpost; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio’s ring announcer for the bout; after the bout, Rey Mysterio Jr. ran out and hit the 619 on Del Rio, sending him to the floor
Natalya Neidhart defeated WWE Divas Champion Layla in a non-title match via submission with the Sharpshooter at 3:27
David Otunga pinned Edge in a lumberjack match at 9:52 after World Heavyweight Champion Kane interfered behind the referee’s back, as the lumberjacks fought on the floor, and dropped Edge with the chokeslam; lumberjacks for the match included Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel, Rey Mysterio Jr., Kofi Kingston – his arm bandaged after his match earlier in the show, Jack Swagger, Drew McIntyre, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Goldust, WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler, Chris Masters, Finlay, Tyler Reks, Primo Colon, Tyson Kidd, Alberto Del Rio, MVP, Cody Rhodes, and Kaval; prior to the bout, the Smackdown lumberjacks cleared the Nexus members from ringside into the aisle; stipulations stated Otunga would be kicked out of Nexus if he lost
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler pinned MVP at 8:34 with the Zig Zag and pulling the challenger’s foot off the bottom rope during the cover, with the referee never noticing MVP’s foot on the ropes; during the bout, there were dueling chants for both men
The Big Show pinned World Heavyweight Champion Kane (w/ Paul Bearer) in a non-title match at 14:36 with the chokeslam after Kane became distracted by Edge and a tied-up Paul Bearer at the entrance stage; during the bout, Bearer was shown tied up in a wheelchair backstage while watching the match; late in the contest, Edge wheeled Bearer out to the entrance stage and then took him backstage after the bout

WWE (Raw) @ London, England – O2 Arena – November 9, 2010
Mark Henry defeated Zack Ryder
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Alex Riley
Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Yoshi Tatsu
WWE World Champion Randy Orton fought Wade Barrett to a no contest when Sheamus and John Morrison interfered; Bret Hart was the ringside enforcer for the match
WWE World Champion Randy Orton & John Morrison defeated Wade Barrett & Sheamus in an impromptu match; Bret Hart was the ringside enforcer for the match
Melina & Eve defeated Maryse & Tamina
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated R-Truth and William Regal; after the bout, Regal cut a promo in which he said it was possibly his last tour, then left to a standing ovation
John Cena defeated Mike Mizanin

WWE @ Graz, Austria – Municipal Hall – November 10, 2010
Canceled

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Brussels, Belgium – Forest National Arena – November 10, 2010 (7,000)
MVP defeated Tyler Reks
Finlay defeated Drew McIntyre
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated Kofi Kingston, Cody Rhodes, and Kaval
Natalya defeated WWE Divas Champion Layla in a non-title match; Kelly Kelly was the guest referee for the bout
Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Jack Swagger & Alberto Del Rio
Bret Hart, David Hart Smith, & Tyson Kidd defeated David Otunga, Husky Harris, & WWE Tag Team Champion Heath Slater
Chris Masters defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
The Big Show defeated World Heavyweight Champion Kane via disqualification

WWE (Raw) @ Innsbruck, Austria – Olympia Hall – November 10, 2010 (5,000)
Rescheduled from 4/17/10; tickets for the original event were honored
Mark Henry defeated Zack Ryder
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Alex Riley
Goldust defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Primo Colon
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated William Regal
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett via disqualification
WWE World Champion Randy Orton & R-Truth defeated Wade Barrett & Michael McGillicutty in an impromptu match
Melina & Gail Kim defeated Maryse & Alicia Fox; Eve was the guest referee for the bout
Sheamus defeated John Morrison
John Cena defeated Mike Mizanin

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Nurnberg, Germany – Arena – November 11, 2010
Kaval defeated Tyler Reks
Cody Rhodes defeated Finlay
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated MVP
Natalya Neidhart defeated WWE Divas Champion Layla in a non-title match
Edge, Rey Mysterio Jr., & Kofi Kingston defeated Alberto Del Rio, Jack Swagger, & Drew McIntyre
Bret Hart, Tyson Kidd, & David Hart Smith defeated Nexus
Chris Masters defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
World Heavyweight Champion Kane fought the Big Show to a no contest

WWE (Raw) @ Nantes, France – Zenith Arena – November 11, 2010
Mark Henry defeated Zack Ryder
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Alex Riley
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Primo Colon
Goldust defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated William Regal
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett via disqualification when Nexus interfered
WWE World Champion Randy Orton & R-Truth defeated Wade Barrett & Michael McGillicutty in an impromptu match
Eve & Melina defeated Alicia Fox & Maryse; Gail Kim was the guest referee for the bout
Sheamus pinned John Morrison
John Cena defeated Mike Mizanin

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Cologne, Germany – Lanxess – November 12, 2010 (7,000)
MVP defeated Tyler Reks
Drew McIntyre defeated Kaval
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr., Kofi Kingston, and Cody Rhodes
Natalya defeated WWE Divas Champion Layla in a non-title match; Kelly Kely was the guest referee for the bout
Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Alberto Del Rio & Sheamus
Bret Hart, David Hart Smith, & Tyson Kidd defeated David Otunga, Husky Harris, & WWE Tag Team Champion Heath Slater
Chris Masters defeated Jack Swagger
World Heavyweight Champion Kane fought John Cena to a no contest

WWE (Raw) @ Geneva, Switzerland – Arena – November 12, 2010 (5,000)
Mark Henry defeated Zack Ryder
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Alex Riley
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Primo Colon
Goldust defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated John Morrison and William Regal
Melina & Gail Kim defeated Alicia Fox & Maryse; Eve was the guest referee for the bout
The Big Show defeated Mike Mizanin
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett
WWE World Champion Randy Orton & R-Truth defeated Wade Barrett & Michael McGillicutty in an impromptu match

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Mannheim, Germany – SAP Arena – November 13, 2010 (6,000)
MVP defeated Tyler Reks
Finlay defeated Drew McIntyre
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated Kaval, Kofi Kingston, and Cody Rhodes
Chris Masters defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Bret Hart, David Hart Smith, & Tyson Kidd defeated David Otunga, Husky Harris, & WWE Tag Team Champion Justin Gabriel
Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Divas Champion Layla in a dance contest
Natalya defeated WWE Divas Champion Layla in a non-title match; Kelly Kelly was the guest referee for the bout
Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Jack Swagger & Alberto Del Rio
World Heavyweight Champion Kane fought the Big Show to a no contest

WWE (Raw) @ Assago, Italy – Mediolanum Forum – November 13, 2010 (10,000)
Mark Henry defeated Zack Ryder
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Alex Riley
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Primo Colon
Goldust defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated William Regal
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett via disqualification
WWE World Champion Randy Orton & R-Truth defeated Wade Barrett & Michael McGillicutty in an impromptu match
Melina defeated Eve, Maryse, and Alicia Fox; Gail Kim was the guest referee for the bout
Sheamus defeated John Morrison
John Cena defeated Mike Mizanin

WWE @ Istanbul, Turkey – Abdi Ipekci Arena – November 14, 2010 (12,000)
Rescheduled from 4/14/10; tickets for the original event were honored
Chris Masters defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler defeated Kaval
MVP defeated Tyler Reks
World Heavyweight Champion Kane defeated the Big Show
Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Divas Champion Layla
Kofi Kingston defeated Jack Swagger
Bret Hart, Edge, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Drew McIntyre, Cody Rhodes, & Alberto Del Rio

WWE @ Hershey, PA – Giant Center – November 15, 2010
Raw – 3-hour episode – Raw Old School – featured the company intro from the mid 1980s “The recognized symbol in excellence in sports entertainment,” followed by the original Raw opening featuring current superstars and divas; WWF banners were hung from the rafters for the show and on-screen graphics were 1980s style; Michael Cole wore a Vince McMahon-type suit and Jerry Lawler wore his ring gear; the entrance stage was in the style of the early 90s “RAW” letters; Justin Roberts, wearing a formal ring announcer outfit, opened the show by introducing Gene Okerlund; Okerlund then conducted a podium interview with Bob Orton Jr., wearing a cast on his arm; Bob then said WWE World Champion Randy Orton wasn’t yet in the arena but was on his way; Orton then said he didn’t care what Randy had to go through or that John Cena was the guest referee at Survivor Series and didn’t care that it would cost Cena his career; Wade Barrett then interrupted, said he would be champion at Survivor Series, and owed nothing to the old school tradition; Mike Mizanin, with Alex Riley wearing a Raw is War t-shirt, then walked out and said he changed the course of the previous week’s main event and implied he might cash in his Money in the Bank title shot later in the night, taking the title shot away from Barrett; Cena then appeared on the big screen and said he would make sure Miz wouldn’t cash in the title shot by facing him in a match, with Miz accepting the challenge; the ring ropes were traditional red, white, and blue and the referees were dressed as they were in the 1980s and 90s; included a backstage segment with David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd in which they discussed their differences, with Tony Atlas then appearing and talking about the differences he had with Rocky Johnson but that they were successful in the ring; featured a backstage segment with Atlas, talking to himself, and Yoshi Tatsu, who faked suicide after listening to Atlas; included Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Randy, alongside Bob and beside an old WWF backdrop, about the upcoming title defense at Survivor Series; moments later, R-Truth, wearing a Survivor Series T-shirt, interrupted to tell Orton that Cena was going to cost him the title one way or another; moments later, Orton said he would punt Cena in the head to prevent it; featured an ad promoting ‘Knucklehead’ on DVD; included an ‘Update’ segment hosted by Okerlund hyping the new Old School line on WWEShop.com; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania tickets on sale; included a backstage segment with David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty, Husky Harris, WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel in which Otunga said someone had to send Truth a message; moments later, Barrett walked in and agreed that someone had to deal with Truth and it would be Otunga; Cole then received an e-mail from the Raw GM that stated Otunga would have a match later in the show while Truth would face Barrett; Barrett then said his match would prove he can win the WWE World Title without Cena; Cena then walked in and said Barrett should thank him for facing Miz later in the show; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read 80 superstars have been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, including Andre the Giant, Freddie Blassie, and Gorgeous George; included an ad promoting ‘The John Cena Experience;’ featured a backstage segment with John Morrison, Jerry Brisco, and Arn Anderson speaking about Sheamus, with Sheamus then coming in, knocking Morrison out with a kick, and saying he would face Morrison at Survivor Series; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read the WWE was originally the WWWF and was founded in 1963 by Vincent J. McMahon; featured a backstage segment with Jim Duggan and Aksana, with the Million $ belt, in which Duggan said Aksana’s mom was also backstage; moments later, the “mom” was revealed as Dusty Rhodes in drag, with Kelly Kelly then throwing a net on her, and Goldust taking the belt back; Goldust then gave the belt to Ted Dibiase & IRS, with Dibiase offering the belt to his son and Jr. rejecting it and walking off; Goldust then asked Cody Rhodes for grooming tips, with Dusty, Kelly, Aksana, Dibiase, IRS, Tatanka, and Duggan dancing until Ron Simmons walked into frame and said “Damn;” included a “Promotional consideration paid for by the following” segment featuring the voice of Lord Alfred Hayes; featured footage from WrestleMania tickets going on sale during the weekend in Atlanta, with comments from Mayor Kasim Reed; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE was just named one of America’s hottest brands of 2010, along with Droid, iPad, Silly Bandz, Buick, and Gillette; featured the announcement Rey Mysterio Jr., the Big Show, MVP, Kofi Kingston, & Chris Masters would face Alberto Del Rio, Cody Rhodes, Drew McIntyre, Tyler Reks, & Jack Swagger at Survivor Series; included a segment where all the legends shown thus far on the show came out to the entranceway and were introduced by Roberts before Roddy Piper walked past them and into the ring to host the closing segment; Piper then said old school wasn’t about nostalgia but a time in which if you had a problem, you did something about it and you manned up; Piper then introduced Cena before listing the WWE Hall of Famers like himself who had never held the WWE World Title, saying that if Cena gives Barrett the title at Survivor Series then he’s spitting in all their faces; eventually, Barrett came out to say Nexus might be banned from ringside but they would neutralize Cena the moment the match was over; Orton then came out and said he’s thought for a week about taking Cena out, with Orton instead then attacking Barrett as Cena watched on; as Orton attempted the RKO, Cena, wearing a Nexus T-shirt, stepped in between with Orton dropping him with the move instead; Orton then fought off Barrett before attempting to punt Cena in the head, with Cena instead dropping him with the FU; Barrett then walked back in the ring, with Cena dropping him with the FU as well before throwing down the Nexus T-shirt; Piper then raised Cena’s hand on the floor as the show ended:
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated Mark Henry in a non-title match at 4:26 via submission with the sleeper, moments after Henry sustained the Zig Zag but kicked out; prior to the bout, Ziggler cut an insert promo comparing himself and Vickie to Randy Savage & Miss Elizabeth; Henry used his ‘Sexual Chocolate’ theme song for the bout
WWE Tag Team Champions Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd at 3:05 when Gabriel pinned Smith with the 450 splash after Kidd kicked Smith in the face as Smith went to make the tag; Smith & Kidd wore ‘WrestleMania’ T-shirts while coming out to the ring; after the bout, Kidd smiled from the aisle as Smith looked on
Ezekiel Jackson pinned the Brooklyn Brawler (w/ Harvey Wippleman) with the uranage at the 50-second mark; Howard Finkel was the ring announcer for the bout; after his entrance, Brawler took the mic and insulted the crowd, with Wippleman making a challenge to any current superstar; several times during the bout, Michael Cole referred to the current year as 2011
John Cena defeated Alex Riley (sub. for Mike Mizanin) (w/ Mike Mizanin) at 3:43 via submission with the STFU after hitting the FU; prior to the bout, Miz cut a promo saying the Raw GM never sanctioned Cena vs. Miz so he was free to make a substitution, then sending Riley in his place; after the bout, WWE World Champion Randy Orton ran out and fought with Miz before fighting off an interfering Husky Harris & Michael McGillicutty; Orton and Cena then faced off and began fighting until referees and officials swarmed the ring; moments later, Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM that stated Cena and Orton would be on Piper’s Pit later in the show
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso (w/ Tamina & Jimmy Snuka) at around the 6-minute mark when Marella scored the pin with the Cobra; prior to the bout, Nikolai Volkoff, with the Iron Sheik, sang the Russian National Anthem; moments later, Marella & Kozlov came out, with Kozlov joining Volkoff in singing the anthem; Marella then cut them off mid-way through because they were so bad and introduced Slick, who came out dancing to “Jive Soul Bro;” Sheik then cut a promo saying there without be no Hulkamania without him; stipulations stated the winners would be the #1 contenders for the WWE Tag Team Titles; after the bout, Sheamus ran out and kicked Kozlov before backing Santino into the corner; moments later, John Morrison ran out and kicked Sheamus in the head, knocking him to the floor; Morrison then took the mic and called Sheamus a bully and challenged him to a fight then and there; Sheamus appeared to accept but then walked away (the bout began during the commercial break)
Kofi Kingston pinned David Otunga at 4:50 with the spin kick to the face after ramming Otunga’s face into an unprotected turnbuckle; Kingston wore a King of the Ring T-shirt on his way to the ring; during his entrance, Kingston cut an insert promo regarding the match in which he compared himself to Koko B. Ware; late in the bout, George Steele wandered into the ring and ripped one of the turnbuckles open, throwing the insides at the referee, before walking backstage
Wade Barrett pinned R-Truth (w/ Eve) with Wasteland at 5:06; during the bout, both John Cena and WWE World Champion Randy Orton were shown watching on backstage
Alberto Del Rio pinned Sgt. Slaughter at 1:54 with the running kick to the head in the corner; prior to the bout, Ricardo Rodriguez went to introduce Del Rio, only for Tito Santana to walk out and do it himself; moments later, Del Rio was driven out by Chavo Guerrero Sr.; it was noted that Del Rio would captain a team at Survivor Series; Del Rio then took the mic and said Santana & Chavo were doing the right thing in showing the new school respect; moments later, Sgt. Slaughter came out, called Del Rio puke, and said if he wanted respect he could earn it by facing him; after the bout, Del Rio applied the armbar on Slaughter only for MVP to run out and clear Del Rio from the ring; MVP then helped Slaughter to his feet
Mae Young defeated WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Divas Champion Layla in an impromptu non-title No DQ falls count anywhere match at the 54-second mark by pinning Layla in the aisle after Natalya Neidhart, Gail Kim, Eve, and Melina attacked the champions; prior to the bout, Okerlund conducted an interview with Mae, who was walked out by Brie & Nikki Bella, with Okerlund showing a video package of her highlights in the WWE, with comments from the Fabulous Moolah, Okerlund, Jerry Brisco, and Pat Patterson; McCool & Layla then walked out and made fun of her age until Mae challenged them to a match
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan pinned Jack Swagger in a non-title match at 10:44 with a kick to the head after avoiding the gutwrench powerbomb; prior to the bout, Howard Finkel introduced Jim Ross, who would provide guest commentary for the bout; Bryan walked out wearing a King of the Ring T-shirt; Cole was ignored throughout the match by Ross; immediately after the bout, Ted Dibiase Jr. attacked Bryan, dropped him with Dream Street, and laid the title belt on Bryan’s body; moments later, Dibiase left ringside with Maryse; as Ross went to leave ringside, he twice hit Cole in the face with his cowboy hat
WWE Superstars – 11/18/10 – - featured footage from WrestleMania tickets going on sale during the weekend in Atlanta, with comments from Mayor Kasim Reed; included an ad promoting ‘Knucklehead’ on DVD; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE has released 49 video games and has sold more than 50 million games globally; included an ‘Update’ segment in which Gene Okerund advertised WWEShop.com old school items; featured a video package, to the tune of “Which Road am I Walking Down Tonight,” to promote John Cena as the guest referee for the WWE World Title match at Survivor Series; included an ad promoting ‘The John Cena Experience;’ featured the Trent Barretta vs. Curt Hawkins and Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. JTG matches taped 11/16/10 in Richmond, VA:
Yoshi Tatsu pinned Primo Colon (w/ AJ) at 8:19 with a spin kick off the top; Scott Stamford & CM Punk provided commentary for the bout
Melina & Gail Kim defeated Maryse & Alicia Fox at 4:50 when Melina pinned Maryse with a roll up after avoiding a kick; Scott Stamford & CM Punk provided commentary for the bout

WWE @ Richmond, VA – Coliseum – November 16, 2010
Caylen Croft defeated Luke Gallows
NXT – 11/16/10:
WWE Superstars – 11/18/10: Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned JTG with the frog splash at 5:34 after dropping JTG across the top rope from the top turnbuckle; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
WWE Superstars – 11/18/10: Trent Barretta pinned Curt Hawkins at 4:55 with a botched tornado DDT; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Smackdown! – 11/19/10 – included an opening in-ring promo by Alberto Del Rio in which he said he would lead his team to victory at Survivor Series, then showed footage of beating Sgt. Slaughter Monday during Raw; moments later, MVP interrupted to say guys like Del Rio were a dime a dozen and those like Tito Santana, Slaughter, Iron Sheik, Ricky Steamboat, Dusty Rhodes, and Roddy Piper were the ones that paved the road for Del Rio; Del Rio replied by saying MVP thought so highly of the legends because he would never be one of them, while Del Rio already was one; MVP then challenged Del Rio to a match but Del Rio said he was already facing Rey Mysterio Jr., then introduced Drew McIntyre to face MVP instead; featured a backstage segment in which Edge was shown with a kidnapped Paul Bearer, with Edge talking about how worried World Heavyweight Champion Kane has been without Bearer; Edge then sat in a wheelchair beside Bearer’s and joked about the two having a drag race, then saying he had a better idea on how they could have some fun; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long speaking with Chavo Guerrero Jr. until Kane stormed in, asking Long where Bearer was; featured a backstage segment in which Edge told Bearer they would be playing dodgeball, then repeatedly throwing the ball against the wall before hitting Bearer in the head as he remained tied to his wheelchair; included an ad promoting ‘Knucklehead’ on DVD; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE was just named one of America’s hottest brands of 2010, along with Droid, iPad, Silly Bandz, Buick, and Gillette; included a backstage segment with Edge and Bearer; featured a backstage segment in which Kane ranted to Rosa Mendes about Edge holding Bearer hostage; included a backstage segment with Edge, along with a spread of breadsticks, pizza, brownies, and hot wings, in which he shoved the food in Bearer’s ear, dumped it in his lap, or smushed it on his head; featured an ad promoting ‘The John Cena Experience;’ included a backstage segment in which Kane was shown seething mad, not being able to find Bearer, then crying; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Del Rio regarding his match with Mysterio and their teams being 2-2 up to that point in the night; included an ‘Update’ segment in which Gene Okerlund advertised WWEShop.com merchandise; included a video package, to the tune of “Which Road am I Walking Down Tonight,” to promote John Cena as the guest referee for the WWE World Title match at Survivor Series; featured a backstage segment with Edge and Bearer in which Bearer cried out to Kane, with Kane then shown walking down the hallway and into the parking area as Bearer was in the back seat of Edge’s vehicle; as Kane looked around for Edge, Edge jumped off the top of the vehicle, assaulted Kane, and then sped off with Bearer still in the vehicle; included a “Did you know?” segment which read fans from 30 countries and all 50 states have already bought tickets to WrestleMania 27:
MVP pinned Drew McIntyre with the Drive By at 7:29
Jack Swagger defeated Chris Masters via submission with the ankle lock at 2:58
Kaval pinned WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a non-title match at 1:58 with a reversal into a bridge; on his way to the ring, Ziggler cut a promo saying all his problems were behind him and he was on a roll after beating Mark Henry Monday during Raw; Ziggler then cut a promo on Kaval, making fun of his Internet fanboys and said Kaval was a nobody; after the bout, Kaval celebrated by standing on the commentary table and posing to the fans; moments later, Kaval took the mic on the table, reminded Ziggler that he earned a title shot at a pay-per-view of his choice by winning NXT and said he would now be challenging Ziggler for the title at Survivor Series (Kaval’s first TV win after winning NXT)
Cody Rhodes pinned Kofi Kingston with the Crossroads at 10:20 after grabbing Kingston’s hair and tights
WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Divas Champion Layla defeated Natalya Neidhart & Kelly Kelly when Layla pinned Natalya at 1:13 when Layla pinned Natalya following a double boot to the face
The Big Show pinned Tyler Reks with the chokeslam at 1:19; Show wore a ‘Knucklehead’ T-shirt out to the ring before the bout
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Alberto Del Rio via disqualification at 1:51 when Jack Swagger, Cody Rhodes, Drew McIntyre, & Tyler Reks interfered; prior to the bout, Del Rio was introduced by Ricardo Rodriguez; after the contest, Kofi Kingston, MVP, Chris Masters, & the Big Show made the save, with Teddy Long then ordering a 10-man battle royal
The Big Show and Rey Mysterio Jr. co-won a 10-man battle royal by last eliminating Jack Swagger at 5:18; Cody Rhodes by Chris Masters after knocking Rhodes off the apron (1:20); Masters by Tyler Reks (2:04); Reks by Kofi Kingston via a headscissors over the top (2:48); Kingston by McIntyre after being knocked off the apron (3:43); MVP by Alberto Del Rio (3:57); McIntyre by Show (4:18); Del Rio by Mysterio via a headscissors (4:32); Swagger by Show as Mysterio held down the top rope; after the bout, Mysterio celebrated by climbing on Show’s shoulders as Del Rio watched from the floor
Dark match after the taping: The Big Show defeated World Heavyweight Champion Kane via disqualification after Kane hit Show with the title belt

- 11/19/10: Shad Gaspard, Vance Archer, Caylen Croft, Tiffany, Jillian Hall, Big Dick Johnson, and Luke Gallows were released.

Survivor Series 2010 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena – November 21, 2010
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Matt Striker on commentary; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Sheamus regarding his upcoming match with John Morrison, saying Morrison was jealous Sheamus was a former WWE World Champion and Morrison never would be; featured an ad promoting ‘Knucklehead’ on DVD; included a backstage segment with John Cena and R-Truth in which Truth said he might have a way to help Cena, noting Nexus was banned from ringside but Truth wasn’t and offered to make sure WWE World Champion Randy Orton lost the title; Cena said he wouldn’t be able to look himself in the mirror and turned down the offer; featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Jack Swagger regarding the upcoming elimination match, with Swagger taking exception to being on ‘Team Alberto;’ moments later, Cody Rhodes walked in and made fun of Swagger, with Alberto Del Rio walking in with Drew McIntyre and Tyler Reks and telling Swagger and Rhodes that they were all there to destroy Rey Mysterio Jr. and his friends and make their little fans cry; Del Rio said he would buy them beers if they won; included an ad promoting the following month’s TLC; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Orton regarding Cena and his title defense later in the show against Wade Barrett; included a Paper Jamz ad featuring the Miz; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 tickets; included a backstage segment with Cena and Barrett in which Barrett noted it was the same arena that the Nexus made their statement by assaulting Cena in June and said he chose not to fire Cena after Cena attacked him the previous week on Raw, with Cena saying he knows exactly what he’ll do in the main event:
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) via submission with the LeBell Lock at 9:58, moments after hitting a back suplex off the top; early in the bout, the lights in the arena briefly went out; after the bout, Mike Mizanin, alongside Alex Riley, jumped Bryan from behind on the entrance stage; moments later, Miz cut an in-ring promo comparing the Miami Heat to the Nexus, saying they were hated by millions and mediocre; Miz then called LeBron James a traitor before saying he was tired of carrying his Money in the Bank briefcase and implied he would soon cash in his title shot; the lights continued to cut in and out during his promo
John Morrison pinned Sheamus at 11:12 with a running knee to the head after Sheamus missed a boot to the face and sustained the Flying Chuck
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Kaval at 9:34 with a roll over and grabbing the tights for leverage
Rey Mysterio Jr., the Big Show, Kofi Kingston, MVP, & Chris Masters defeated Alberto Del Rio, Cody Rhodes, Drew McIntyre, Jack Swagger, & Tyler Reks in an elimination match at 18:12; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio’s ring announcer for the bout; MVP received several chants before the match and immediately following his elimination; McIntyre pinned MVP at 5:35 after Del Rio grabbed MVP’s leg as MVP attempted a suplex into the ring, with McIntyre falling on top and Del Rio holding the leg down during the cover; Masters submitted to Del Rio’s armbreaker at 6:45; after the fall, Show knocked Del Rio out with a punch, with Del Rio being helped backstage moments later; Show pinned Rhodes with the right hand punch at 10:57; Kingston pinned Reks at 15:08 with a roll up after kicking Reks in the face as he attempted a charge in the corner; Kingston submitted to Swagger’s ankle lock at 15:55 after Swagger blocked the spin kick to the face; Mysterio pinned Swagger at 17:34 with a splash from Show’s shoulders after hitting the 619; Show pinned McIntyre with the chokeslam after Mysterio hit the 619
Natalya Neidhart defeated WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool & WWE Divas Champion Layla to win the title in a handicap match at 3:37 when McCool submitted to the Sharpshooter after colliding with Layla on the ring apron; after the bout, Natalya cried as she celebrated the title win; moments later, McCool & Layla attacked Natalya as the fans chanted “You tapped out;” Beth Phoenix then ran out, cleared McCool from the ring, and dropped Layla with the Glam Slam before hugging Natalya and hoisting her up on her shoulders in celebration (Phoenix’s surprise return after a 6-month absence)
Edge fought World Heavyweight Champion Kane to a draw at 12:50 when both men’s shoulders were counted down after Edge hit the champion with the spear; prior to the bout, Edge appeared to go backstage to return with Paul Bearer, who he had kidnapped, but instead returned with an empty wheelchair; immediately after the match, Edge was announced as the new champion until the referee explained his decision; moments later, Kane knocked Edge to the floor, with Edge then knocking Kane into two ringposts and then ramming him through the barricade with the wheelchair
WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel (w/ Husky Harris, David Otunga, & Michael McGillicutty) defeated Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov at 5:11 when Slater pinned Marella with the modified Zig Zag after Marella went after the other Nexus members on the ring apron; after the bout, the Nexus members ganged up on Marella until Michael Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM which reminded Nexus they would be banned from ringside for the next match and they all would be suspended if any of them interfered
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Wade Barrett in a No DQ, no count-out match at 15:16 with the RKO after guest referee John Cena shoved the challenger, moments after Barrett shoved Cena; Nexus was banned from ringside for the bout; late in the contest, there were dueling chants of “Cena sucks” and “Let’s go, Cena;” stipulations stated Cena would be fired from WWE if Orton won but would be free of Nexus if Barrett won the title; after the contest, Cena and Orton fought off Nexus when they tried to rush the ring; moments later, Cena took the title belt, gave it to Orton, and hugged him; after Orton left ringside, Cena took off his wristbands and left them in the center of the ring before saluting the crowd, hugging Michael Cole and Rich Achberger at ringside, and going through the crowd meeting with fans as the show ended

WWE @ Orlando, FL – Amway Center – November 22, 2010
Raw – featured an opening in-ring promo by Wade Barrett – alongside David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty, Husky Harris, WWE Tag Team Champions Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater – regarding John Cena’s actions at Survivor Series, noting he was a biased referee and was fired for his actions; Barrett then said he was due another shot at WWE World Champion Randy Orton, with Michael Cole receiving an e-mail from the Raw GM that said the match would happen later in the show; Barrett replied by saying he allowed Cena to come to the arena to say his final words to the audience; included an ad promoting the following week’s show as a 3-hour King of the Ring special; featured Cole introducing CM Punk as a new member of the Raw commentary team, alongside Cole & Jerry Lawler; included a clip from ‘The John Cena Experience,’ focusing on Cena backstage during WrestleMania 26; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read fans from 30 countries and all 50 states had already bought tickets for WrestleMania 27; included a backstage segment with Michelle McCool & Layla in which they complained about losing the WWE Divas Title; moments later, they were denied access to the arena by security since they were no longer title holders and part of Raw; moments later, WWE Divas Champion Natalya Neidhart walked by and said she had never seen McCool & Layla before, prompting security to eject them from the building; featured a backstage segment with Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov in which they discussed their loss at Survivor Series, with Santino depressed until he found Tamina, who sang to him before kissing him on the lips; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Orton regarding his title defense later in the show, with Orton saying he didn’t care who the referee would be because he guaranteed he was leaving with the title belt; featured a backstage segment in which Cena was shown speaking with Santino, Gail Kim, Yoshi Tatsu, R-Truth, and Eve; included an ad promoting ‘Knucklehead’ on DVD; featured an in-ring promo by Cena in which he said the fans had no idea how much he respected the company and those that came before him, like Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, and the Undertaker, and said working for WWE let him live out a fantasy and let him have the best 9 years of his life; Cena then noted he missed his niece being born recently but would be able to give his mom the best birthday present she’s had in 10 years – that he would be onhand for it; Cena, after repeatedly tearing up, prompted all the women and children to chant “Let’s go, Cena” and all the men to chant “Cena sucks” to send him off the right way; Cena then told Barrett to stop taking shortcuts and finding the easy way out, then saying “Karma’s a bitch” – with his audio being cut out for the obscenity – before noting Billy Kidman was probably pissed at him for taking more time than he should; Cena then thanked the fans for all they do; after going backstage, Cena was cheered on either side of the hallway by WWE superstars and staff before shaking Orton’s hand and walking out of the building; Barrett then walked into camera view and gave Cena the “You can’t see me” hand sign behind Cena’s back; included a segment in which Gene Okerlund hyped the old school line of clothing on WWEShop.com; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 tickets; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE has released 49 video games and sold more than 50 million games globally; featured a backstage segment in which Melina wished John Morrison good luck in his King of the Ring qualifying match; included an ad promoting ‘The John Cena Experience;’ featured the announcement Rey Mysterio Jr., the Big Show, Kofi Kingston, MVP, Alberto Del Rio, Jack Swagger, Cody Rhodes, and Drew McIntyre would vie for King of the Ring spots Friday on Smackdown:
King of the Ring Qualifying Match: Sheamus pinned R-Truth (w/ Eve) at 11:05 with the kick to the face and crucifix powerbomb; Truth came out to the ring to “What’s Up,” instead of “Crunk” which he had been using for the past several weeks
King of the Ring Qualifying Match: Ezekiel Jackson pinned Alex Riley (sub. for Mike Mizanin) with the uranage at 1:55; prior to the bout, Riley came out and said Miz suffered an anxiety attack 10 minutes earlier but he had been authorized to wrestle in his place and qualify him for the tournament
King of the Ring Qualifying Match: WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan (w/ Brie Bella) defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) in a non-title match at 1:53 via submission with the LeBell Lock; prior to the bout, Brie ran out to be in Bryan’s corner; after the contest, Nikki Bella came out to celebrate with her sister and Bryan
WWE Divas Champion Natalya Neidhart defeated Alicia Fox in a non-title match at 2:16 via submission with the Sharpshooter
King of the Ring Qualifying Match: John Morrison pinned Tyson Kidd with the Flying Chuck and Starship Pain at 3:18 (Kidd’s debut with new theme music)
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Wade Barrett with the RKO at 3:51, moments after John Cena prevented referee Mike Chioda from counting the pinfall after Barrett hit Wasteland, with Nexus then chasing Cena into the crowd; during Orton’s entrance, he was attacked from behind in the aisle by all the other members of Nexus; after the commercial break, it was announced Nexus would be banned from ringside for the bout; moments later, Barrett made his entrance and argued with the referee that he should win the title via forfeit; Orton’s music then played, with Orton eventually limping back out after injuring his knee earlier in the attack; immediately after the bout, Mike Mizanin, alongside Alex Riley, came out to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot
Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley) pinned WWE World Champion Randy Orton to win the title at 2:44 by blocking the RKO and hitting the Skull Crushing Finale
WWE Superstars – 11/25/10 – Thanksgiving Day – featured an ad for Monday’s 3-hour King of the Ring Raw episode; included an ad promoting ‘The John Cena Experience;’ featured an ad promoting ‘Knucklehead’ on DVD; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE was just named one of America’s hottest brands of 2010, along with Droid, iPad, Silly Bandz, Buick, and Gillette; featured the announcement the Big Show would face Alberto Del Rio on Friday Night Smackdown in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match; included the Trent Barreta vs. Curt Hawkins match taped 11/23/10 in Jacksonville, FL:
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Zack Ryder & Primo Colon at 12:46 when Santino pinned Primo with the Cobra; Scott Stanford & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
Mark Henry defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso (w/ Tamina) in a handicap match at 6:10 by pinning one of the Usos with the powerslam after splashing both opponents simultaneously; Scott Stanford & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout

– 11/23/10: ‘The WWE Championship: A Look Back at the Rich History of the WWE Championship’ was released.

WWE @ Jacksonville, FL – Veterans Memorial Arena – November 23, 2010
NXT – 11/23/10 – featured an opening in-ring segment in which Matt Striker introduced Kaitlyn – wearing a “I heart mustaches” T-shirt and “Team K8LYN” trucker hat, Naomi, and AJ in which the contestants played NXT trivia, with AJ winning; included an ad promoting ‘The John Cena Experience;’ featured a “Did you know?” graphic that read WWE offers all U.S. military personnel free tickets to live events in the U.S.; included Striker hosting an in-ring sumo wrestling contest, which Kaitlyn won; featured Striker conducting a backstage interview with AJ, Kaitlyn, and Naomi regarding who they would like to see eliminated later in the show, with AJ and Kaitlyn picking Naomi and Naomi picking Kaitlyn; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 tickets on sale; featured a closing ringside segment with Striker, AJ, Kaitlyn, and Naomi in which Striker revealed that the eliminated diva was AJ; moments later, AJ took the mic and said she represents a new kind of diva that the fans were ready for and said they would see her again:
Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella) pinned Kaitlyn (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 3:27 with a facebuster; after the match, Vickie yelled at Kaitlyn for the loss
AJ (w/ Primo Colon) defeated Naomi (w/ Kelly Kelly) via submission with the octopus at 5:57; after the match, the two women shook hands
WWE Superstars – 11/25/10: Curt Hawkins pinned Trent Barreta at 11:25 with a modified neckbreaker after blocking an attempted tornado DDT; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout; during the bout, the commentary team noted it was Josh Matthews’ 30th birthday
Smackdown! – 11/26/10 – featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Kane in which he spoke of Edge abducting Paul Bearer two weeks ago and facing Edge at Survivor Series; Kane then said he was willing to not press charges against Edge if he would only bring back Bearer, then promising not to destroy Edge; moments later, Kane said his outer character was not him and that he was a warm, caring human being that only wants to be with his family for the holidays; Edge then came out with an empty wheelchair and told Kane to ask him politely for Bearer, then correcting him when Kane didn’t say ‘please;’ the fans then chanted ‘On your knees’ at Kane before Edge returned backstage with the wheelchair, citing Kane wasn’t sincere enough; included an ad promoting ‘Knucklehead’ on DVD; featured a backstage segment with Kane and Teddy Long in which Kane apologized for intimidating Long the previous week and wrecking his office, then asking Long to do what’s right in helping reunite Kane and Bearer; Edge then appeared on a TV screen, said he – like Long – didn’t have a father, and was then shown with Bearer tied up; after Edge told Kane where they were in the arena, Bearer said the fans and Edge didn’t deserve fathers and even if they had one, they’d still be bastards; included an ad promoting the 3-hour King of the Ring on Monday; featured a backstage segment in which Kane searched for Bearer; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Alberto Del Rio regarding being knocked out by the Big Show at Survivor Series and facing Show later in the show in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match; featured an ad promoting ‘The WWE Championship: A Look Back at the Rich History of the WWE Championship;’ included a “Did you know?” graphic which read the WWE’s debut in China won a prestigious commemorative plate of appreciation from the EXPO 2010 Shanghai Organizing & Executive committees; featured a bakstage segment in which Swagger blamed the Swagger Soaring Eagle for his loss; moments later, Hornswoggle, dressed as a Native American, was shown with Rosa Mendes bringing him an overcooked turkey to eat; Hornswoggle then took his fork and knife as though he was going to go after the eagle instead, then pulling out a bow and arrow and – off camera – shooting the eagle with it; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 tickets; featured an ad in which Gene Okerlund promoted the Old School clothes on WWEShop.com; included a backstage segment with Kane and Long in which Kane blamed Long for Edge’s actions; Edge then appeared on Long’s TV from the parking lot and said he wanted to give Bearer back to Kane before there was an accident; Edge then asked for Kane to come out; when Kane did, Edge ran down a the wheelchair and drove off, Bearer still tied up in the back seat:
King of the Ring Qualifying Match: Kofi Kingston pinned Jack Swagger (w/ the Swagger Soaring Eagle) at 17:22 with the spin kick to the face after blocking the ankle lock and sending Swagger face-first into the ring post (the Eagle’s return after a month absence)
King of the Ring Qualifying Match: Alberto Del Rio defeated the Big Show via count-out at 8:03 after Show became distracted by Del Rio’s ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez on the floor before then knocking him out with a punch; Show came out wearing a ‘Knucklehead’ T-shirt; as Del Rio went to leave the ring, Edge and Paul Bearer, still tied up in his wheelchair, were shown mid-way up the arena with Edge saying he wanted Kane to come out so they could have a conversation; moments later, Kane appeared at the entrance stage and threatened Edge, with Edge noting he could shove Bearer down the stairs; Kane eventually offered Edge a title rematch, which Edge accepting before saying he was taking Bearer to the hot dog stand; Kane went through the crowd but found only an empty wheelchair once he walked through the other side of the curtain
King of the Ring Qualifying Match: Drew McIntyre pinned MVP with the Future Shock DDT at 5:23 after MVP further injured his arm attempting a flip out of the corner
Kelly Kelly pinned Michelle McCool (w/ Layla) at 1:03 with a reversal; prior to the bout, McCool & Layla cut a promo on how bad their week had been and that McCool was from Jacksonville, with the two then making fun of the crowd; Kelly was then introduced and it was noted she too was from Jacksonville; after the bout, Kelly was double teamed until Beth Phoenix ran out to make the save, eventually dropping McCool with the Glam Slam
King of the Ring Qualifying Match: Cody Rhodes pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 8:24 with Crossroads after Alberto Del Rio, who provided gust commentary for the bout, rammed Mysterio crotch-first into the ringpost after the referee was knocked down; prior to the bout, Rhodes gave Matt Striker his T-shirt; after the contest, Del Rio stood in the ring, smiled, and looked down at Mysterio

WWE @ Roanoke, VA – Civic Center – November 28, 2010 (matinee)
Canceled

WWE (Raw) @ Salisbury, MD – Wicomico Civic Center – November 28, 2010 (matinee) (2,500)
Mark Henry pinned Alex Riley at 6:37 with the powerslam; after the bout, Nexus attacked Henry, with David Otunga then making an open challenge for any team to face them for the tag team titles
WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel defeated Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov at 9:52 when Gabriel pinned Marella with the 450 splash
Goldust pinned Jackson Andrews with the lariat at 5:30
WWE Divas Champion Natalya Neidhart defeated Alicia Fox via submission with the Sharpshooter at 4:24
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. via submission with the LeBell Lock at 11:13
R-Truth pinned Zack Ryder at 5:33 with a roll up; prior to the bout, the Raw GM ordered the two to have a dance contest, which Truth won
Sheamus pinned John Morrison at 11:25 with the boot to the face
WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Wade Barrett and Juan Cena (John Cena wearing a mask) at 8:47 when Miz pinned Barrett after Cena dropped Barrett with the FU but was then pulled out to the floor by an interfering Alex Riley; after the bout, Cena attacked Miz and Riley

WWE @ Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena – November 29, 2010
Canceled

WWE @ Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center – November 29, 2010 (8,000 paid)
Raw – 3-hour episode – 2010 King of the Ring – featured an opening entrance stage promo by Alex Riley in which he compared Mike Mizanin winning the WWE World Title to man walking on the moon for historical significance; as CM Punk make vague remarks about Riley, even noting his recent DWI, Riley replied by saying he wasn’t afraid of a party and there would be a celebration later in the show; Punk wore a Colt Cabana T-shirt underneath his jacket for the show; included a look at Edge, Steve Austin, Triple H, Bret Hart, and Brock Lesnar’s King of the Ring victories; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 tickets; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE programming is available in 600 million homes worldwide; featured an in-ring promo by R-Truth in which he said John Cena went out like a champion the previous week but his war with Nexus cost him the fans; Truth then challenged any member of Nexus to face him, noting they won a battle but not the war; moments later, Josh Matthews was shown backstage getting an interview with Michael McGillicutty, with McGillicutty answering the challenge; McGillicutty then walked down the hallway until he was attacked by someone off camera; the assailant was shown wearing jean shorts, dropped McGillicutty with the FU, and then gave him the “You can’t see me” hand sign; included a backstage segment with WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan, Brie & Nikki Bella in which the Bellas appeared to fight over Bryan until Alex Riley, wearing a Bluetooth, walked in and – after a brief phone conversation with Miz – told the Bellas they were no longer needed for the Miz’s celebration; Riley then made fun of Bryan, saying he could have everything the Miz has if he only listened to his former NXT coach; featured the announcement Edge would face World Heavyweight Champion Kane in a non-title match on Smackdown, with the winner determining the stipulation of their bout at TLC; included the announcement Randy Orton injured his patella during the previous week’s attack he sustained from Nexus and wasn’t in the arena; featured an in-ring segment with the Miz, with Riley, in which Michael Cole stood up, jumped, and clapped during his entrance; Miz then took the mic and said he had a big party planned but instead showed two still images from the crowd after his win – both girls upset by his victory – and said those two images were worth thousands of parties; Miz then held up his title and directed his comments towards John Bradshaw Layfield, Triple H, and Cena in noting he was champion; Miz noted Orton’s injury, making fun of it, and said the fans can’t achieve their dreams but he did; moments later, he referenced comments made two weeks earlier by Roddy Piper in which Piper said he made things happen; Miz had Riley hold up the new book, ‘The WWE Championship: A Look Back at the Rich History of the WWE Championship,’ and made fun of Piper, Ricky Steamboat, Mr. Perfect and others who aren’t listed in the book; Jerry Lawler then took the mic and said Miz’s win made him clever but not awesome; Miz responded by calling Lawler a bitter old man who never achieved what Miz did; Cole the joined in, saying it was Miz’s night and Lawler should let him have the floor; Lawler replied by saying Miz should give someone a title shot to someone who hadn’t been jumped by seven people, noted he had never gotten a title shot since he came to the WWE in 1993, and wanted the title shot; Miz turned him down, with Lawler calling him a coward; as Miz responded with several insults, Cole received an e-mail from the Raw GM that said Miz would defend the title against Lawler later in the show; the e-mail continued by saying it would be a TLC match; moments later, before the show went to commercial, Punk noted it was Lawler’s birthday; included an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ and ‘Knucklehead’ on DVD; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read fans from 30 countries and all 50 states had already bought tickets for WrestleMania 27; included the announcement the 2010 Slammy Awards would be held in two weeks; featured a backstage segment with David Otunga, Husky Harris, WWE Tag Team Champion Justin Gabriel, and Wade Barrett in which Barrett said Cena being fired means there were no restrictions on what they could to do him; included a backstage segment with Lawler and Arn Anderson in which Anderson congratulated Lawler on getting the title shot, then shook his hand after the two discussed the potential injuries that could be faced in a TLC match; Cole & Punk called the remainder of the show themselves; featured a video package on the WWE’s support of the U.S. military; included an in-ring promo by Barrett in which he said he himself was the only one that could get Cena his job back, and all Cena’s efforts are to goad Barrett into letting Cena be reinstated just so he could get revenge; Barrett said Cena would never work in WWE again and his plan wasn’t working because he’s already used the element of surprise and had nothing else; moments later, Cena appeared on the big screen and said he made another promise before he got fired and that was to take out all the members of Nexus; Cena, noting security wasn’t going to do what Nexus or Barrett said, replied to Barrett by saying “Surely you can’t be serious,” as a nod to the late Leslie Neilson; Gabriel, Harris, and Otunga then cornered Cena before Vladimir Kozlov, Darren Young, Yoshi Tatsu, Mark Henry, Ezekiel Jackson, Bryan, and David Hart Smith made the save; moments later, Cena assaulted Gabriel, dropped him with a FU onto the hood of a car, and told Barrett he wasn’t done with him; featured a video package recapping the career of Lawler; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read in the past 25 years, WWE has helped grant 5,000 wishes through the Make-A-Wish Foundation and continues to grant 200 wishes a year; featured a backstage segment with Ted Dibiase Jr. and Maryse in which Dibiase held up one of the new electronic title belts, with Maryse insulting him and his submission losses to Bryan; eventually, Dibiase yelled at her and stormed off; included a backstage segment in which Otunga told Harris he had a plan on what to do with Cena; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Sheamus and Morrison regarding their King of the Ring finals, with Sheamus noting Morrison was already hurt and Morrison saying it didn’t matter that Sheamus was stronger or fresher; included an ad promoting ‘The John Cena Experience’:
King of the Ring Quarter-Finals: Alberto Del Rio defeated WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan in a non-title match at 9:41 via submission with the armbreaker, moments after Bryan injured his shoulder doing a dive onto Del Rio on the floor; Ricardo Rodriguez, his eye blackened after being punched by Big Show the previous week on Smackdown, served as Del Rio’s ring announcer
King of the Ring Quarter-Finals: John Morrison pinned Cody Rhodes at 3:37 with the Flying Chuck and running knee to the head after avoiding the Beautiful Disaster; Morrison bled from the mouth during the match
King of the Ring Quarter-Finals: Ezekiel Jackson fought Drew McIntyre to a double count-out at 2:42 when both men began brawling on the floor and McIntyre prevented Jackson from getting back in the ring; after the bout, Jackson brought McIntyre to the ring and continued to assault him
King of the Ring Quarter-Finals: Sheamus pinned Kofi Kingston at 4:06 with the kick to the face as Kingston came off the top
Yoshi Tatsu & Mark Henry defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater in a non-title match at 1:30 when Henry pinned Slater by catching him coming off the top and hitting the powerslam; during the bout, John Cena made his way through the crowd after buying front row tickets; after the bout, Cena jumped the barricade, dropped Slater with an FU through the commentary table, and fled through the crowd as Husky Harris and David Otunga ran out to tend to Slater
King of the Ring Semi-Finals: John Morrison pinned Alberto Del Rio at 3:25 with the Flying Chuck after Del Rio became distracted by Rey Mysterio Jr. blowing the horn of the car Del Rio drove out before the match; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio’s ring announcer for the bout
WWE Divas Champion Natalya Neidhart, Gail Kim, & Melina defeated Maryse, Tamina, & Alicia Fox at 3:34 when Natalya forced Alicia to submit to the Sharpshooter; late in the bout, Santino Marella came out singing Tiffany’s “I Think We’re Alone Now,” causing Tamina to leave the ring, grab Santino, and go backstage with him
King of the Ring Finals: Sheamus pinned John Morrison at 12:05 with the kick to the face and crucifix powerbomb; Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih was introduced before the bout as the guest ring announcer, and came out to Usher’s “Oh My Gosh;” during her entrance, it was noted Fakih was a WWE fan and attended WrestleMania 23; after the bout, Fakih presented Sheamus with his robe, throne, and crown; moments later, Sheamus took the mic and briefly addressed the fans (The Best of Raw 2010 DVD, The Best of Raw 2010 Blu-ray, The Best of King of the Ring)
WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley) defeated Jerry Lawler in a TLC match at 11:52 after ramming the title belt into Lawler’s face as both men fought atop the ladder; Lawler put Riley through a table mid-way through the match; during the final moments of the bout, Michael Cole left the commentary table to try to revive Miz on the floor before then stopping Lawler from climbing the ladder; moments later, Lawler repeatedly punched Cole in the face (Ladder Match 2: Crash & Burn Blu-ray)
WWE Superstars – 12/2/10 – featured an ad promoting ‘The WWE Championship: A Look Back at the Rich History of the WWE Championship;’ included an ad promoting the 2010 Slammy Awards in two weeks; featured an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ and ‘Knucklehead’ on DVD; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE has granted more than 5,000 wishes with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for more than 25 years and continues to grant up to 200 wishes a year; featured a vignette on the Big Show:
William Regal defeated Darren Young via submission with the Regal Stretch at 3:42; Scott Stanford & CM Punk provided commentary for the bout (Young’s first appearance after a haircut)
David Hart Smith pinned Tyson Kidd at 12:55 by blocking a springboard sunset flip into the ring; Scott Stanford & CM Punk provided commentary for the bout; after the bout, Smith went to leave the ring but returned and offered to shake Kidd’s hand, with Kidd slapping him across the face and sliding out of the ring (Smith’s first appearance with new entrance music)

- 11/30/10: Vince McMahon, the Big Show, Kelly Kelly, and Eve visited US troops in Afghanistan.

WWE @ Norfolk, VA – Scope – November 30, 2010
WWE Superstars – 12/2/10: Tyler Reks pinned Trent Barreta at 12:21 with the Burning Hammer after dropping Barreta face-first onto the top turnbuckle; prior to the bout, Curt Hawkins came out to join the commentary team of Todd Grisham & Matt Striker; during the contest, Hawkins compared he and Barretta to that of the Rock and Headbanger Mosh
Smackdown! – 12/3/10 – featured an opening in-ring promo by Rey Mysterio Jr., with tables, ladders, and chairs set up in the ring and at ringside, in which he noted Sheamus’s King of the Ring victory on Raw and said he wanted to win the tournament but was cheated out of it by Alberto Del Rio; moments later, Mysterio alluded to perhaps facing Del Rio in a ladder match as he scaled a ladder set up in the ring; Del Rio then drove out to the aisle and reminded Mysterio of what happened the last time he was around Del Rio and a chair; with Mysterio then on top of the ladder, he said he was better than ever and was injured far worse by men greater than Del Rio; Mysterio then challenged Del Rio, with Del Rio scaling the other side of the ladder and rejecting the offer; after Mysterio said Del Rio didn’t make the rules and said he already spoke to Teddy Long to make the match official – Mysterio vs. Del Rio at TLC; Del Rio said the match wasn’t going to happen because he already beat Mysterio, with Del Rio winking before Mysterio slapped him and knocked him off the ladder; in the brawl that ensued, Mysterio eventually knocked Del Rio to the floor before hitting a legdrop from the apron and putting Del Rio through a table set up on the floor; included an ad promoting ‘Legendary’ and ‘Knucklehead’ on DVD; featured a pre-taped backstage segment with WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero in which Vickie badmouthed NXT Season 3 winner Kaitlyn before finding her and Kaitlyn saying she was the newest diva on Smackdown; included an ad promoting the 2010 Slammy Awards; featured a “Did you know?” graphic which read WWE Classics on Demand features programming from more than a dozen wrestling organizations, including WWE, NWA, ECW, AWA, WCCW, and WCW; included a backstage segment in which Kane went looking for Bearer only for Edge to wheel Bearer away; featured a segment in which Kane went looking for Edge and Bearer on the concourse, with Edge shoving a wheelchair down the stairs and Kane chasing after it thinking it was Bearer; after Kane found the empty wheelchair, Edge was shown running off with Bearer upstairs; included an ad promoting ‘The John Cena Experience’ on DVD; featured a video package recapping the WWE’s Make-A-Wish Foundation contributions over the past 25 years, with comments from Triple H, Layla, Mark Henry, and others; included a “Did you know?” graphic which read fans from 30 countries and all 50 states had already purchased tickets for WrestleMania 27:
WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) & Drew McIntyre defeated MVP & Kaval at 11:23 when Ziggler pinned Kaval with the Zig Zag after McIntyre struck Kaval in the back of the head behind the referee’s back as Kaval had a dragon sleeper on the champion; immediately after the bout, World Heavyweight Champion Kane came out, dropped both MVP and Kaval with the chokeslam, took the mic, and said the show would not continue unless Edge returned Paul Bearer to him; moments later, Edge appeared on the big screen and said Kane needed to come get Bearer from the loading dock; Kane then went running backstage as Bearer called for him (MVP’s last appearance)
Kofi Kingston pinned Jack Swagger at 14:50 after hitting the spin kick to the head as Swagger stuck his head between the ring ropes to grab at Kingston on the floor; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender for the WWE IC Title
Cody Rhodes pinned Chris Masters at 2:57 with Crossroads
Layla (w/ Michelle McCool) pinned Rosa Mendes with a kick to the head and Lay Out at 1:05; after the bout, Hornswoggle came out from under the ring to make the save for Rosa, with McCool & Layla then getting down on their knees so they would be at Hornswoggle’s level; Beth Phoenix then ran out, threw Layla into the barricade, and shoved McCool over Hornswoggle in the ring; McCool then cleared Layla from the ring before shaking Hornswoggle’s hand; moments later, the Swagger Soaring Eagle came out after Hornswoggle and kicked him in the face before Phoenix dropped the Eagle with the Glam Slam; Hornswoggle then followed by hitting the frog splash
Edge pinned World Heavyweight Champion Kane in a non-title match at 13:21 with the spear, moments after Kane returned to the ring to avoid being counted-out after he became distracted by Paul Bearer on the big screen, begging for Kane to save him backstage; stipulations stated the winner would determine what kind of match the two would have at TLC; after the bout, Edge stood in the aisle, took the mic, and said their match would be a TLC bout; Edge then returned backstage and appeared to come out with Bearer in the wheelchair but, when Kane saw the man’s face, it was just someone Edge dressed up to look like Bearer; Kane then kicked the man in the face before assaulting him on the ramp; the real Bearer then appeared on the big screen, tied to his wheelchair and trapped on a tow truck; Kane then ran backstage but Edge drove off in the tow truck before he could save Bearer
Dark match after the taping: WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.

- 12/2/10: MVP was granted a release.

WWE @ Reno, NV – Events Center – December 3, 2010
Moved to 8/5/11

- 12/4/10: Curtis Iaukea died at the age of 73.

WWE @ Amarillo, TX – Civic Center – December 4, 2010
Canceled

WWE (Raw & Smackdown!) @ Jackson, TN – Oman Arena – December 4, 2010 (3,000)
Mark Henry defeated Jack Swagger
Jackson Andrews defeated JTG
Tyson Kidd defeated Yoshi Tatsu
William Regal defeated Mason Ryan
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
Melina & Beth Phoenix defeated Maryse & Alicia Fox
John Morrison defeated Sheamus
Juan Cena (John Cena wearing a mask) defeated World Heavyweight Champion Kane via disqualification

WWE (Raw & Smackdown!) @ Las Vegas, NV – Orleans Hotel & Casino – December 4, 2010 (5,800)
Chris Masters defeated Tyler Reks
Drew McIntyre defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Alex Riley defeated Primo Colon
WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel defeated Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov
Kaval defeated WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match
WWE Divas Champion Natalya defeated Layla
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kofi Kingston defeated Alberto Del Rio & Cody Rhodes
WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Wade Barrett and Edge

WWE (Raw & Smackdown!) @ Bowling Green, KY – EA Diddle Arena – December 5, 2010 (3,800)
Mark Henry defeated Jack Swagger
Jackson Andrews defeated JTG
Tyson Kidd defeated Yoshi Tatsu
William Regal defeated Mason Ryan
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
Melina & Beth Phoenix defeated Maryse & Alicia Fox
John Morrison defeated Sheamus
Juan Cena (John Cena wearing a mask) defeated World Heavyweight Champion Kane via disqualification

WWE (Raw & Smackdown!) @ Ontario, CA – Citizens Business Bank Arena – December 5, 2010 (5,500)
Chris Masters defeated Tyler Reks
Drew McIntyre defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Alex Riley defeated Primo Colon
WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel defeated Vladimir Kozlov & Santino Marella
Kaval defeated WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match
WWE Divas Champion Natalya defeated Layla
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kofi Kingston defeated Cody Rhodes & Alberto Del Rio
WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Wade Barrett and Edge

WWE @ Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center – December 6, 2010
Debut at venue
Percy Watson defeated Primo Colon
Raw – featured Jerry Lawler & CM Punk on commentary to open the program, with Michael Cole then coming