* The Usos defeated Trent Baretta and Derek Bateman.
* Justin Gabriel defeated Curt Hawkins.
* Alex Riley defeated Michael McGuillicutty.
– John Cena came out to open the show. Cena hyped The Rock’s appearance on RAW next and hyped that this is the first time ever RAW has taped from Liverpool.
The Miz and R-Truth interrupted Cena and talked about how they will defeat him and The Rock at Survivor Series. It was revealed that Awesome Truth will fight Cena and a partner tonight on RAW. Cena bragged that his mystery partner for tonight is a future WWE Hall of Famer.
Miz and R-Truth charged the ring to attack Cena, but Zack Ryder came out and made the save.
– John Morrison defeated US Champion Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match.
– Mason Ryan defeated JTG in a quick match.
– Zack Ryder had a brief exchange with The Bella Twins backstage.
– WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio defeated Kofi Kingston with the cross arm breaker. Ricardo Rodriguez introduced Del Rio. After the match, Del Rio put Kofi back in his arm breaker submission holds – which brought out C.M. Punk to a massive pop.
Punk and Del Rio went back and forth on the mic – with Del Rio calling Punk a coward. Del Rio told Punk they should call off their match at Survivor Series – but Punk refused and the two started to brawl. Punk hit Ricardo Rodriguez with a Go To Sleep.
– Jack Swagger defeated Santino Marella.
– Jerry Lawler came out and introduced Kelly Kelly. Kelly plugs her new Maxim cover and spread (view here). Beth Phoenix and Natalya came out and interrupted her. The Divas of Doom threaten to beat up Kelly Kelly until Alicia Fox made the save. Kelly and Alicia revealed Kelly’s Maxim magazine cover.
– John Laurinaitis came out and introduced Kevin Nash, who walked to the ring to the old NWO theme music. Nash talked about how he should have buried Triple H back in 1995, but he let Hunter into the Kliq as a favor to Shawn Michaels. Nash said Hunter would be nothing without him and complained about his legends contract. Nash said he could be world champion today if he wanted to – and that he showed everyone “how to play the game.”
– John Laurinaitis and David Otunga were shown walking around backstage, when CM Punk bumped into them and said he’ll be the next WWE champion. Punk started to fight with Otunga but was attacked by Alberto Del Rio.
– The Miz and R-Truth defeated John Cena and Zack Ryder in what was said to be a really good match. Awesome Truth got the win after The Miz pinned Cena while R-Truth held Cena’s legs down.
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