Raw Recap 07.13.09
Raw Recap from Orlando, FL:Raw opened with the crowd going wild as Triple H made his way out to the ring. The fans continued cheering and kicked off a "Triple H" chant. Triple H said he had the job tonight of introducing tonight's special guest host for Raw, Seth Green. Seth Green arrived to the ring doing all sorts of antics including a Hulk Hogan pose on the ring corner. Seth said he can do anything he wants tonight so he thought he'd start off with a Six Diva Swimsuit Summer Spectacular. Triple H began talking about Robot Chicken's season premiere for July 26th, and how it had the biggest star ever. A clip was shown which featured a toy version of Triple H in the ring talking about how John Cena got lost on the way to the arena for their match. Celebrity actress Dakota Fanning came out to fight Triple H, and eventually the John Cena figure showed up to fight too. After the clip was shown, Seth Green and HHH joked about Orton being a whiny little girl.
Randy Orton made his way down to the ring and told HHH he had the WWE title which HHH doesn't have. Orton began to tell off Seth Green next and told him he's got an anger management issue. Triple H suggested that Seth book Triple H versus Orton for the main event. Orton said there's no need for him to do that. HHH said he'd drop Orton right there and right now then. Orton backed away, saying he has nothing to say until Night of Champions. Orton was about to leave the ring, but then turned back to insult Seth Green some more, saying he only came to Raw to be mistaken for a real man. Orton went to leave but Seth stopped him to announce the main event: Orton & Legacy versus Triple H, Cena & Seth Green.
Kelly Kelly was shown walking backstage in a pink bikini on here way out for the six divas bikini match next.
Rock band Adelita's Way (creators of WWE Superstars theme song) was shown sitting front row at Raw.
Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim & Mickie James vs. Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes & Maryse The Six Divas Summer Swimsuit spectacular featured the lovely Raw divas battling in bikinis. During the match, the heels tried to gang up on Gail Kim, but she escaped against Rosa Mendes. Kelly Kelly tagged in and did a handspring across the ring to splash into Rosa in the corner, then tried to climb on the corner to flip Rosa. Rosa shoved Kelly down to the mat, yet failed at her pin attempt. Alicia Fox tagged back in and put Kelly in a headlock. Kelly finally escaped to tag Mickie in just as Maryse tagged in as well. Mickie ran in to start taking Maryse down, then knocked Alicia and Rosa off the apron. Mickie used a headscissors to flip Maryse then jumped off the corner onto her. Rosa and Alicia Fox got into the ring as did Kelly and Gail. With all the divas involved in the match, things got outta control. Maryse was able to finally DDT Mickie James after tossing her into the ringpost.
Six Diva Summer Swimsuit Spectacular
Winners: Rosa Mendes, Alicia Fox and Maryse win via pinfall over Mickie James, Kelly Kelly and Gail Kim.
Seth Green was backstage in the office when Smackdown's Chris Jericho came in. Jericho told Seth Green he should have been catering to Jericho since his arrival tonight. Jericho mentioned how there's a Robot Chicken Roller Skating Free party bus tour. Seth Green asked Jericho why he's only bringing negativity. Green said it'd be better if Jericho left the building. Jericho said he's got an agenda, and suggested Seth stay out of his business tonight.
Highlights were shown from last week's Raw where Primo and Carlito lost to Edge and Jericho. After the loss, Carlito flipped out and started beating up Primo, tossing him over the commentators' table.
Primo vs. The MizPrimo got on the mic before the match and demanded Carlito come out now. Instead, The Miz came out mocking Primo. The Miz said he was going to leave Primo laying on the mat just like Carlito did last week.
Miz took the early advantage as he began kneeing Primo in the back and locked in a hold on Primo's head. Primo fought back and was able to come off the ropes to hit a Russian legsweep on Miz. Primo continued using fastpaced and high-flying moves including a bodypress off the corner. With Primo in control, Carlito finally made his way out from backstage. Carlito got up on the side apron to distract Primo, allowing Miz to attack from behind. Miz hit his Finisher to plant Primo face first into the mat and take the pinfall.
Carlito got into the ring to kick Primo in the gut, then took a bite from an apple and spit on Primo's face.
Winner: The Miz wins via pinfall over Primo.
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler discussed how Edge suffered a torn achilles tendon injury and will be out for months. Lawler wondered about what will happen with the Unified Tag Team titles now.
WWE Rewind showed WWE Superstas match between Chavo and Hornswoggle. Chavo had to wrestle on his knees. At one point Chavo climbed up the corner to go after him, and Hornswoggle bit Chavo's hand. After Chavo fell to the mat, Horney jumped with the Tadpole Splash on Chavo to win.
Hornswoggle was backstage with Seth Green laughing maniacally. Seth told Hornswoggle he booked him for a rematch tonight against Chavo, but this time Chavo has one arm tied behind his back. Hornswoggle gave him a high five then left, because Big Show was there. Seth asked Big Show advice for his match tonight. Show told Seth to watch him against Evan Bourne to see how someone his size fares in the WWE. Big Show then made an Austin Powers joke before leaving.
MVP vs. Jack SwaggerEarly on the two men stared at one another, until MVP slapped Swagger down to the mat. Swagger rolled out of the ring and angrily started to slam on the commentators' table, yelling stuff at Michael Cole. Raw went to commercial.
When Raw returned, Swagger was back in the ring to take a hard clothesline from MVP. Swagger went outside again to recover, but this time MVP came out to smash him into the crowd barrier. Back in the ring, MVP went for the Playmaker. Swagger countered and threw MVP shoulder first into the ringpost. Swagger took control from there and used a unique slam move to deliver MVP to the mat. Swagger continued working on MVP's injured arm, and hit a Splash off the corner, but failed at the pin.
As the match continued, MVP turned things around and was able to hit the Ballin' elbow. Swagger kicked out at 2. Swagger whipped MVP to the ropes, but MVP held on. Swagger charged at him and MVP tried to dump him over the top rope. Swagger was able to hold on and stayed on the apron, then yanked MVP's hurt arm down against the top rope. From there, Swagger got back in the ring to hit the Gutwrench Powerbomb on MVP for the win.
Winner: Jack Swagger wins via pinfall over MVP.
Chris Jericho was shown walking backstage carrying a black notebook and grinning.
Cole and Lawler brought up Edge's torn achilles injury and surgery again. Stills from Edge's surgery were shown in Alabama.
Chris Jericho arrived to the ring in a business suit carrying a black notebook. Jericho likened Edge to the Greek warrior Achilles, because both of them went down to an achilles injury. Jericho said that Edge was the weak link of their team, and Jericho shouldn't be punished for that. Jericho said it's obvious he can't defend the tag titles at Night of Champions by himself. Jericho said the fans probably think he should be stripped of his tag title. Jericho said he's smarter than all the fans, and he had a clause put in his title contract saying if Edge was injured he gets to choose a tag team partner. Jericho said he'll reveal his tag partner before Night of Champions, and he'll be the opposite of Edge. Just then, Mark Henry came down to the ring.
Henry joked about him and Jericho making a great tag team. Henry then told Jericho he didn't come out to the ring to be his partner. Henry said he came out to be his opponent
Mark Henry vs. Chris JerichoHenry started tearing Jericho's suit and shirt off, then beat on him unmercifully. Jericho fell to the outside of the ring and began backing up the ramp, then eventually came back to the match. Jericho didn't get into the ring at first, then slid in to start the match. Lawler announced that Seth Green had made this an official matchup. Mark Henry tossed Jericho across the ring then stomped on him. At one point, Henry tried to hoist up Jericho for World's Strongest Slam. Jericho slid off Henry's back and punched him in the back, but Henry dropped Jericho again. Jericho rolled to the outside and stumbled up the ramp. The ref counted Jericho out as he continued up the ramp.
Winner: Mark Henry wins due to countout of Chris Jericho.
Hornswoggle vs. Chavo GuerreroBefore the match started, the ref secured Chavo's arm behind his back as ordered. Chavo tried to grab Hornswoggle around the throat early, and Hornswoggle bit his hand. Chavo tried to throw punches with Hornswoggle ducking. Hornswoggle did a sit splash but failed to get 3 on the pinfall. Hornswoggle did a Stinkface, then prepared to run at Chavo again in the corner. Chavo booted Hornswoggle down, then got up to stand on Hornswoggle with one foot. Chavo continue to beat on Horney, then went for Tres Amigos. Hornswoggle countered it and rolled Chavo into a small package pinfall for the win.
Winner: Hornswoggle wins via pinfall over Chavo Guerrero.
Backstage, Orton applauded Ted Dibiase for slapping his father last week. Dibiase said his father wants him to be just like he is. Dibiase said he'll be nothing like him and plans to be even better. Cody Rhodes rushed in and told them both that he heard a rumor his dad the American Dream might be Raw's guest host next week. Rhodes said unlike some people he's got a great relationship with his dad. Dibiase started to get in Rhodes' face for the comment but Orton stopped them. Orton discussed strategy for their 6 man tag match, telling Legacy to leave Seth Green for him to take care of personally.
Evan Bourne vs. Big ShowKofi Kingston joined Lawler and Cole for commentary. Highlights were shown from last week's Evan Bourne vs Kofi Kingston match. Bourne won it, but Big Show came down to beat up both men afterwards.
Bourne used quick kicks early, then went for a DDT. Big Show shoved Bourne off to the mat hard. Show started using a unique hold to wrench Bourne's arms behind his back, then tossed him across the ring. Cole mentioned that Kofi will take on Big Show on this week's WWE Superstars. Show continued to beat on Bourne in the corner. Show threw Bourne in the air across the ring again, then waited for him to stand. Bourne tried to kick back and Show hammered him down, then tossed him out of the ring. Bourne was able to hit a missile dropkick off the corner. As Bourne tried to rush at Big Show, Show speared him down hard then applied the Camel Clutch to make Bourne submit. Seth Green was shown watching the match backstage. As Show continued to lock the hold in, Kofi Kingston rushed into the ring to kick Show in the back, then landed a high kick to Show's head to knock him out of the ring. Show smiled as he stared into the ring at Kofi and backed up the ramp.
Winner: Big Show wins via submission over Evan Bourne.
Cole and Lawler discussed how Seth Green's Robot Chicken Star Wars 2 DVD comes out next week, and the show premiers. A clip was shown from the Robot Chicken Star Wars DVD.
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler ran down the matches for Night of Champions including the Triple Threat for the WWE Title between Triple H, John Cena and Randy Orton.
Backstage, Santino Marella was playing with some WWE action figures pretending to beat up another wrestler, and then having Trish Stratus ask him for a kiss. Seth Green was shown watching him. Santino asked if he'd be able to have a job and Seth laughed at him. Just then, John Cena and HHH came in. The two asked Seth if he was ready for the match and Seth said he's been getting more nervous by the second. Cena asked what Seth Green's height was and he said 5'4". HHH and Cena ended up getting into a bit of a dispute, and left saying they should be honest, he's going to get killed out there.
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler said the guest hosts for Raw next week will be rock band ZZ Top.
Cole and Lawler talked about how the "12 Rounds" DVD is #1 in America according to Daily Variety, Entertainment Weekly and Billboard.
John Cena, HHH & Seth Green vs. Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes & Ted DibiaseRaw joined the match in progress with HHH taking control against Rhodes. HHH continued the beatdown, and tagged in Cena next. Cena came in to work on Rhodes some more, whipping him to the corner then hitting the bulldog move off the ropes. Cena wrenched Rhodes' arm then tagged in Seth Green. Green wondered what to do, then wound up a punch to knock Rhodes down. Rhodes got up fast and backed Seth down. Seth hauled out of the ring and around towards the steps, where HHH was waiting to clothesline Rhodes down. Back in the ring, Seth quickly tagged Cena back in.
Dibiase began distracting the ref, allowing Orton to slip into the ring and hit a backbreaker on Cena. Rhodes tagged Orton in, and Cena got on the apron to get in the ring. Orton did his DDT move with Cena off the middle ropes. The heels continued to keep Cena isolated and away from the tag. At one point, Rhodes had a headlock on Cena, but Cena escaped it. The two went off the ropes and took each other down with the double clothesline. Cena made the jump over to tag in HHH, just as Orton tagged in. The Game took control as he knocked Orton down once, then hit the Facebuster. HHH knocked Rhodes and Dibiase off the apron and hit a Spinebuster on Orton. HHH had the Pedigree ready, but Legacy came in to attack. Cena came in to clear the ring of Legacy, and Orton hit the RKO on HHH.
Orton was semi out of it and went to cover HHH. Seth Green hesitated then rushed in the ring to kick Orton, breaking the pin up. Orton angrily started stalking Green around the ring, then kicked him down. Orton backed up to prepare for a Punt Kick. As Orton started running, Cena slid back in the ring and tackled him down. Legacy came back in and tried to hold Cena. Rhodes grabbed a steel chair from outside the ring to use on Cena, but HHH grabbed his Sledgehammer. HHH cleared the ring fast swinging his weapon and nearly hit Cena. The two stared at one another for several moments, until Seth Green got back in the ring. The crowd started a "SETH!" chant, and eventually Seth Green was up on HHH's shoulders celebrating.
Winners: Match was ruled a double DQ/No Contest.