The following was taped in Mexico on Saturday night for Monday’s episode of WWE RAW:
Show opened with a John Laurinaitis interview. They pushed really hard the angle of Laurinaitis firing Jim Ross, since they are now doing that as an angle after so many people clicked off Raw during the show last week. So he announced the main event as John Cena & Jim Ross vs. Alberto Del Rio & Michael Cole. I’m not sure when people were saying they wanted Jim Ross back, that is what they wanted. I’m also not sure that all the years fans in Mexico City have been waiting for TV to be held live, thought that meant a main event like that.
Mark Henry & Cody Rhodes & Christian b Randy Orton & Sheamus & John Morrison – There were two sets of post-match brawls, one with Orton vs. Rhodes and the other with Christian vs. Sheamus, so both are likely on Vengeance.
Orton vs. Rhodes was announced officially.
Eve Torres b Natalya
Phoenix vs. Torres was announced for Vengeance.
C.M. Punk b The Miz – Laurinaitis got some sort of a legal document forcing HHH to leave the ring. After the match, Miz & R-Truth beat down Punk.
Vickie Guerrero announced Kingston & Bourne vs. Swagger & Ziggler for the PPV.
Zack Ryder b Jack Swagger. Post-match saw Ziggler and Swagger beating down Ryder until Mason Ryan made the save. So if the titles change, expect Ryder & Ryan as a team.
Dolph Ziggler b Mason Ryan via DQ. Ryan didn’t break at the count of five.
They announced Sin Cara Azul vs. Sin Cara Negro in a mask vs. mask match tomorrow night. Yep, no interviews with either, even if it was just for the live crowd. I guess Sin Cara not knowing English means he wouldn’t know how to cut a promo to draw money in Mexico.
John Cena & Jim Ross b Alberto Del Rio & Michael Cole. Ross beat Cole with the ankle lock submission. They announced Del Rio vs. Cena at the PPV will be a last man standing match.