|Date: June 20, 2010
|Venue: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum |City: Uniondale, New York
|Attendance: 10,000 |Buys: 143,000
|Brands: Raw & Smackdown
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The WWE is currently going through a phase where they are introducing new pay per view concepts based around themes. The theme for this one is fatal four way matches and tonight will feature three of them. John Cena will be defending the WWE Championship in a fatal four way against three men that had to qualify to earn their spot. General Manager Bret Hart announced that Batista would take on Randy Orton in a qualification match but Batista was too injured to wrestle and even went as far as to quit the company. Joining Randy Orton would be Sheamus who beat Mark Henry to qualify and Edge who won a triple threat match involving Chris Jericho and John Cena. It’s been a fairly standard build between the four men involved in the match but they have been looking over their shoulders for the NXT graduates.
NXT was a reality based series featuring 8 rookies all competing for a spot in the WWE. The show involved Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Michael Tarver, Darren Young, Skip Sheffield, David Otunga and Daniel Bryan. Barrett won the show but the 8 men debuted not long after as a collective, attacking everybody that stood in their way. Daniel Bryan was so heinous in his attacks that he has been fired as a result. Will this group of NXT renegades show up tonight?
The World Heavyweight Championship will also be defended in a fatal four way match. Big Show automatically qualified with Jack Swagger as Show beat Swagger at Over The Limit last month. CM Punk qualified by beating Kane and The Undertaker qualified by beating Rey Mysterio. The Undertaker was then removed from the match as he was found attacked and unable to compete (he was really injured by Rey Mysterio in their match). A battle royal would determine who would take his spot and that was won by Rey Mysterio. Kane has been on a mission ever since to find out who attacked his brother. The other fatal four way match tonight sees Eve Torres defending the WWE Divas Championship against Maryse, Gail Kim and Alicia Fox.
Last week on Raw The Miz won the United States Championship, beating R-Truth, John Morrison and Zack Ryder in a fatal four way match. This was a few weeks after Bret Hart had vacated the title he won from The Miz and R-Truth beat The Miz to win the title. Tonight R-Truth has his rematch against The Miz for the championship. The Intercontinental Championship will also be on the line tonight as Kofi Kingston defends against the former champion Drew McIntyre. McIntyre has been bullying and terrorising Smackdown General Manager Teddy Long over the past few weeks due to McIntyre’s relationship with Vince McMahon. Also tonight is a 6 person tag team match with The Hart Dynasty and Natalya taking on the new team of The Usos and Tamina who have been attacking the tag team champions as of late and Chris Jericho will take on Evan Bourne.
In a dark match prior to the event Zack Ryder defeated MVP.
A video package kicks us off telling us that these are the worst ever odds for a champion. They’re not, that’s a blatant lie. Anyway, the package focuses on the two main title matches and then Kane’s path of destruction trying to work out who attacked his brother. Michael Cole welcomes us to the show.
Vince McMahon is introduced and the chairman of the WWE comes out to the stage. He tells us that Bret Hart won’t be here tonight due to the attack from the NXT graduates. We’re show the footage of the attack and McMahon tells us that he will be meeting up with Bret Hart representative later. A “Daniel Bryan” chant breaks out. Drew McIntyre’s music hits and he walks out and shakes the hand of Vince McMahon. We’re shown Vince McMahon leaving the building in his limo.
Drew gets on the mic and calls out Teddy Long to sit and watch from ringside, telling the General Manager of Smackdown that when he wins the Intercontinental Championship, Teddy will hand it to him. Apparently they’re Vince McMahons orders.
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Drew McIntyre – Intercontinental Championship match
This is the second PPV meeting between these two men, Kofi beat Drew at Over The Limit last month. This match kicked off Over The Limit too. The match starts at a frantic pace with Kingston laying in kicks and Drew firing back with right hands to ground the champion. Kofi hits a monkey flip and a dropkick before clotheslining Drew McIntyre out of the ring. Kofi dives out of the ring on McIntyre with a suicide dive and then rolls him back into the ring. Drew rolls all the way out of the ring on the other side and then knocks Kofi off the apron. Back in the ring and Drew rams Kingston into the ringpost for a one count. McIntyre works the left arm of Kingston but Kofi gets back into it with a dropkick. Drew smashes Kofi’s arm into the ringpost and pins him for the first near fall of the night. McIntyre applies an armbar which Kofi gets out of by hitting an armdrag but McIntyre knocks Kofi down with a shoulder charge.
McIntyre goes back to the arm bar before hitting a knee drop to the left arm of Kofi. Drew applies a camel clutch but Kingston is comfortably at the ropes so Drew goes back to the armbar. Kofi gets out of the hold but Drew hits a running boot to the arm. McIntyre hits some clubbing blows and then looks for a clothesline but Kingston counters with a DDT. Kingston picks up the pace, hitting some kicks and right hands, chops and a dropkick. Kofi rolls McIntyre up for a two count but runs into an elbow. Kofi ducks a clothesline and hits a springboard cross body for a two count. McIntyre hits a neckbreaker for a two count. Kofi hits a side Russian leg sweep and then the boom drop before motioning for trouble in paradise. McIntyre backs off and then back body drops Kofi onto the apron. McIntyre then looks for a slam but Kingston counters it and rolls his challenger up for a two count.
Drew McIntyre hits a running boot on Kofi and looks for the futureshock but Kofi counters it and hits a tornado DDT for a two count. Kofi looks for some right hands in the corner but McIntyre counters with a powerbomb for a near fall. Kofi hits the SOS for a near fall of his own and then applies a standing head scissors but McIntyre throws Kofi into the referee, knocking him down. McIntyre then throws Kofi into the ringpost and hits him with the futureshock but the referee is down! Where’s Matt Hardy? McIntyre tries to wake up the referee but he is out. McIntyre then demands that Teddy Long gets into the ring, Drew puts the referees shirt on Long and covers Kingston but Long counts to two and stops! Teddy Long shakes his head refusing to make the count! McIntyre gets in Longs face and tells him to make the count. Drew sets Kofi up for another futureshock but Matt Hardy comes from nowhere and drops McIntyre with the twist of fate! Kofi then hits Drew with trouble in paradise and hooks the leg, Teddy Long counts the three and Kofi Kingston retains his Intercontinental Championship tonight!
Great match to kick things off with. Great story, good wrestling. Two talented midcarders.
Natalya, Tyson Kidd and DH Smith are backstage, Savannah asks them if they’re mentally able to compete tonight after what happened to Bret Hart last week. Natalya says they are Harts and they are used to adversity. Tyson Kidd said that they are ready for the Usos and DH Smith says they will fight for Bret Hart. Daniel Bryan chants towards the end of this.
Eve Torres (c) vs. Gail Kim vs. Maryse vs. Alicia Fox – Fatal Four Way match for the WWE Divas Championship
Gail Kim looks for her first PPV victory tonight on the 9th time of asking. The bell rings and Eve pairs off with Maryse whilst Gail Kim and Alicia Fox go at it. Eve and Maryse mostly roll around on the floor. Alicia kicks Gail Kim and hits her with a northern lights suplex for a two count. Eve pins Alicia for a near fall and Maryse pins Eve for a two count. Alicia hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker on Gail Kim. Eve fights off both Maryse and Alicia but the numbers becomes too much and the girls double team Eve. Gail Kim gets back involved and applies a head scissors to Alicia Fox. Even then applies a cross-arm breaker to Maryse so Gail breaks her hold and then breaks up Eve’s hold. Gail Kim applies a fujiwara arm breaker to Maryse and Alicia Fox breaks it up before applying an armbar of her own to Maryse!
Eve applies a camel clutch to Alicia Fox as a “Daniel Bryan” chant breaks out. Gail Kim applies a Boston crab to Alicia at the same time but Maryse breaks it up and throws both Eve and Gail Kim out of the ring. Alicia Fox gets in Maryse’s face but Maryse screams at Fox. They then slug it out and Maryse drops Fox with a kick. Eve gets back involved, as does Gail Kim, taking everyone out. Gail hits a cross body on Maryse and then goes to the top and hits a missile dropkick for a one count. Eve broke that up but Gail hits her with a cross body. Alicia Fox drags Gail Kim out of the ring and drops her on the ring apron. Eve hits Maryse with a swinging neckbreaker and then goes to the top and hits a moonsault! She hooks the leg but Alicia Fox throws Eve out of the ring and pins Maryse for the three! Alicia Fox wins the WWE Divas Championship tonight! Not a terrible match but not great.
Rey Mysterio is backstage getting ready when Big Show tells him that he won’t be winning tonight. Rey Mysterio says that he will be winning tonight. Big Show says that he will knock out anybody to win tonight. Mysterio says that his heart is bigger than Big Shows fist.
Chris Jericho’s music hits and out walks Jericho in his wrestling trunks. He gets on the mic before the bell and takes credit for everybody watching WWE right now. But he has a problem and that is that Jericho is not the hot topic of the WWE at the moment. Jericho says that he has a target on his back and Evan Bourne is trying to make a name for himself off Jericho which is why Jericho challenged Bourne to a match.
Evan Bourne vs. Chris Jericho
This is a first time PPV meeting between these two men. It is Jericho’s 25th PPV in a row. Evan Bourne is looking for his first PPV victory tonight. Bourne looks really small compared to Jericho. Jericho hits a big clothesline in the early going and follows it up with right hands. Bourne hits a running hurricanrana and then a drop toe hold and low dropkick for a one count. Jericho misses with a clothesline in the corner and falls to the outside. Bourne then goes up top and hits a splash down on Jericho below. Back in the ring and Jericho kicks Bourne as he tries to get back into the ring and then takes him back down to the outside with a springboard dropkick. Jericho rolls Bourne back into the ring and kicks him in the ribs. A big “let’s go Jericho” breaks out as Chris hits a dropkick for a two count. It’s a hot crowd tonight. Jericho kicks Bourne in the back and then locks on a sleeper screaming “ask him”!
Jericho breaks the sleeper but Bourne hits some kicks and then a spinning heel kick. Evan hits a running elbow and then a basement dropkick for a two count. Bourne hits more kicks but Jericho ducks one and hits a German suplex for a two count. Bourne runs into an elbow and Jericho goes up to the middle rope but Bourne hurricanrana’s him down to the mat for a two count. Bourne hits a double knees but Jericho rolls through and locks on the Walls Of Jericho! Evan gets to the bottom rope and there are quite a lot of boo’s form this hostile New York crowd. Jericho knocks Bourne to the outside and then smashes him off the announce desk. Bourne drop toe holds Jericho into the ring steps and then rolls him back into the ring. Bourne heads up to the top and hits the diving knees for a near fall. Jericho hits a double underhook backbreaker for a two count. Jericho looks for a lionsault but Bourne gets out of the way and drops Chris with a kick.
Evan Bourne heads to the top and looks for the shooting star press but Jericho gets out of the way. Bourne manages to land on his feet but Jericho drops him with a codebreaker! It takes Jericho a while to pin Bourne and Bourne gets his foot on the bottom rope. Jericho hits an Irish whip but misses with a splash in the corner so Bourne rolls him up for a two count. Jericho again looks to lock on the Walls Of Jericho but Bourne counters it with a swinging DDT. Evan then heads to the top again but Jericho meets him up there. Jericho looks for a superplex but Bourne fights him off. Jericho again gets up and crotches Bourne before looking for another superplex but Bourne counters it and this time hits Air Bourne! He hooks the leg and gets the three! Evan Bourne beats Chris Jericho tonight in a huge upset! Evan Bourne gets his first PPV victory.
There’s a video package next showing the build up to the World Heavyweight Championship fatal four way match. Mainly focused around The Undertaker being found in a vegetated state.
Jack Swagger (c) vs. The Big Show vs. Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk – Fatal Four Way match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Jack Swagger looking for a third consecutive PPV defence of his title tonight. CM Punk is wearing a mask as he has yet to reveal his bald head. Luke Gallows and Serena come out with Punk but then head to the back. CM Punk and Jack Swagger double team Rey Mysterio as the bell ring until Big Show fights off both men. Punk jumps on Big Shows back but Show pulls him to the mat. Rey then tries to rip of CM Punk;’s mask but Punk fights him off. Mysterio and Punk fight to the outside whilst Big Show throws Swagger out of the ring too. Big Show and Rey Mysterio go toe to toe and Rey hits some kicks but then decides to leave the ring. Big show pulls him back into the ring by his head and then throws Mysterio into Jack Swagger. CM Punk breaks up a pinfall but Big Show takes him down. Mysterio looks for a springboard something on Big Show but Show catches him just for Rey to counters with a DDT for a two count.
CM Punk kicks Big Show in the head and Swagger hits a Vader bomb for a two count. Mysterio and Punk then double team Swagger before double teaming Big Show. Swagger takes Punk and Rey down and pins Mysterio for a two count. Swagger hits Rey with a hard Irish whip and then lays in some bots to Mysterio. Swagger hits Mysterio with a belly to belly for a two count and then grinds his face into the mat. Swagger applies an inverted full nelson on Mysterio but Rey gets out of it. Rey then sets Swagger up for a 619 but Punk hits Mysterio with a springboard cross body for a two count. Punk then pins Swagger for a two count before throwing Swagger out of the ring. Punk hits Rey with a backbreaker for a two count and then hits Swagger with a running knee. Swagger looks for a gut-wrench powerbomb on Punk but Punk counters it and kicks Swagger in the back of the head.
Rey Mysterio hits a tilt-a-whirl headscissors on CM Punk ,setting him up for the 619 but Big Show catches Mysterio from the outside and throws him onto the announce desk. Big Show then lays into both CM Punk and Jack Swagger, squashing them both in the corner and hitting them with clotheslines. Big Show motions for a chokeslam but both Punk and Swagger rolls out of the ring. Big Show rolls CM Punk back into the ring (who Michael Cole thinks is Rey Mysterio). Mysterio dropkicks the steps into Big Show. In the ring CM Punk hits Swagger with the go to sleep and all four men are down. Kane’s music then hits and out walks Kane with a casket! Kane opens the casket and then gets into the ring and goes after CM Punk! Kane throws Punk out of the ring and then chokeslams him into the casket! Luke Gallows comes out and takes CM Punk to the back with Kane in pursuit. Mysterio hits Swagger with a 619 and then a splash and pins Swagger for the three! Rey Mysterio wins the match and becomes a two time World Heavyweight Champion! This match was good fun. Better than I thought it was going to be.
Josh Mathews is joined by John Cena backstage and asks Cena if he is worried about the NXT graduates interrupting his WWE Championship match later. Cena says that he is ready for them to show up tonight and he and his opponents have an unspoken agreement that they will stand together tonight. Cena says that he is just looking to survive his match tonight.
We’re shown some footage of The Miz winning the United States Championship on Raw last week.
The Miz (c) vs. R-Truth – United States Championship match
The Miz comes out rapping his own version of R-Truths rap. This is a first PPV meeting between these two men. R-Truth hits the first knockdown of the match, he won his first singles PPV match last month against Ted DiBiase Jr. Truth hits a couple more knockdowns and then rolls out of the ring and knocks Miz down on the outside. Back in the ring and Truth gets a two count before Miz hits him with a couple of kicks. Miz applies an armbar which Truth gets out of. Truth knocks Miz down but Miz dumps him off the apron. Truth nearly gets counted out but gets back into the ring at 9. Miz goes right back to on Truth, hitting him with lefts and rights. Truth does look a little worse for wear in this one. Miz hits a running clothesline for a near fall and then applies a body-scissors.
Miz breaks the hold and then wraps Truth up in the ropes, hitting him with clubbing blows. Truth fights back but runs into the knee of The Miz. The two men slug it out and Miz hits a reverse elbow and then applies an armbar and then a modified bow and arrow. Truth gets out of it and hits a side suplex for a two count. Miz is up first and kicks Truth whilst he’s down and follows it up with a suplex. Miz takes his time in what has been a really slow paced match and Truth hits him with a face-first suplex for a two count. Miz pulls Truth into the middle turnbuckle and then pops his challenger on the top turnbuckle but R-Truth fights him off and hits a missile dropkick. Truth is first up and hits a couple of clotheslines and a flapjack before dropping Miz with a flatliner for a two count. Truth hits a suplex-stunner for a two count but Miz drops him on the top rope and hits a neckbreaker for a near fall.
This match has not been good. It’s had a painfully slow pace to it. Miz looks for a clothesline in the corner but Truth avoids it and then hits a scissors kick in the corner for a two count. Miz throws Truth out of the ring but Truth land son the apron and goes up to the top. Miz goes up with him for a superplex but Truth fights him off and then dives off the top for a cross body but Miz ducks out of the way. Miz pulls Truth up but Truth rolls him up for a two count. Truth tries to roll Miz up but Miz sits down on Truth, similar to the Owen Hart/Bret Hart finish and Miz gets the three! Miz wins the match and retains the United States Championship tonight. The pace of this match was far too slow and the match was far too long.
Todd Grisham is backstage with Edge who is confident that he’ll win tonight.
Tyson Kidd, DH Smith & Natalya vs. The Usos (Jey & Jimmy) & Tamina – Six person tag team match
This is a pay per view debut for the Usos and Tamina. Tyson Kidd and DH Smith have won all three of their previous PPV matches. Tamina and Natalya kick off the match and Natalya hits a headlock takedown. Natalya rolls Tamina up for a one count and Tamina tags out. Natalya tags in DH Smith who takes down Jey Uso with a keylock. Smith applies a headlock which Jey gets out of but Smith continues the advantage. He hits a belly to belly suplex on Jey for a one count. Smith tags out to Tyson Kidd who hits a dropkick on Jey for a two count. Tyson applies a headlock but Jey backs him into the Uso corner and tags out to Jimmy. Jimmy Uso applies a wristlock which Kidd counters. Jimmy takes Tyson down with a reverse elbow and then throws him out of the ring. Jimmy looks to dive out but Kidd kicks him in the face.
Tyson tries to fight off both Uso’s and manages to until Jimmy Uso Samoan drops Kidd into the barricade. Jimmy tags out to Jey who rolls Kidd back into the ring and pins him for a two count. Jey applies a chinlock which Kidd gets out of but Jey takes him back down with a superkick for a two count. Jey tags in Jimmy and the Usos hit a double elbow drop for a two count. Jimmy hits a suplex and then re-applies a chinlock. Tyson gets out of the hold but Jimmy stops him from making a tag. Jey tags himself in and hits a running arse splash similar to what Umaga used to do for a two count. Jey tags Jimmy back in and Jimmy comes in off the top with a kneedrop for a two count. Jimmy applies a chinlock but Tyson gets out of it just to run into an elbow. Another “Daniel Bryan” chant. Tyson Kidd avoids a second running arse splash, Jimmy tags in Jey who knocks Smith off the apron.
Tyson Kidd tags in Natalya and in comes Tamina. Natalya takes down Tamina with a reverse elbow and then a suplex. Natalya hits another suplex and then a dropkick to the back. Natalya hits a Michinoku driver on Tamina and all hell start to break loose. DH Smith and Jey Uso go at it and Tyson Kidd then dives out at both Usos. Tamina avoids a clothesline from Natalya and then hits a Samoan drop on Natalya! Tamina heads to the top but Natalya avoids the splash by a long way! Natalya hits a big clothesline and that’s enough for the three! Tyson Kidd and DH Smith go four for four on PPV, nobody else in WWE history up to now has an unbeaten PPV record having wrestled four or more matches.
There’s a video package for the main event next.
John Cena (c) vs. Randy Orton vs. Edge vs. Sheamus – Fatal Four Way Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
The two fatal four way matches tonight have resulted in new champions, as did the fatal four way match on Raw last week. Could this make it four title changes from four in this match type? Michael Cole and Matt Striker are backing Edge to win this one, Jerry Lawler picks John Cena which means he’s losing the title tonight. Cena pairs off with Sheamus as Edge and Orton go at it. Cena and Orton dispose of their opponents and are left in the ring together. They milk the reaction from the crowd and create an atmosphere that wasn’t there before. Cena hoists Orton up for an attitude adjustment but Orton gets down and sets up for an RKO but Edge drags Randy out of the ring. Sheamus attacks Cena and Edge helps out the Irish Warrior. Sheamus and Edge hit a double reverse elbow on Cena as a “Cena sucks” chant breaks out. Edge and Sheamus hit a double Irish whip on Cena and Sheamus knocks Cena down with a clothesline. Edge then rolls Sheamus up for a two count.
Tyson Kidd, R-Truth, DH Smith and Evan Bourne are shown watching the match from backstage. Edge takes Sheamus down with an elbow for a two count. Edge then disposes of Cena and goes up to the top but Orton knocks him down. Orton sets Edge up for a superplex but Sheamus looks for a powerbomb on Orton. Edge then dives off the top and takes down Sheamus for a near fall. Edge baseball slides Sheamus out of the ring and Randy Orton then clotheslines Edge out of the ring. John Cena climbs up to the apron and Orton suplexes him back into the ring. Orton lays in Cena with kicks and stomps but Cena gets out of the way of a kneedrop. Sheamus takes down Orton with clothesline and Cena then lays into Sheamus with right hands and a fishermans suplex. Cena sets up for the attitude adjustment but Sheamus counters it with a backbreaker for a two count. Sheamus sets up for a crucifix powerbomb on Cena but Edge turns up and looks for a spear so Sheamus drops Cena and sidesteps Edge.
Orton gets back into the ring and takes down Cena and Sheamus. They both roll out to the apron and Orton hits both men with a double hangmans DDT. Edge hits a running boot on Orton and then motions for a spear on Cena but Cena gets out of the way. Cena hits a couple of shoulder charges on Edge and then a side suplex and a five knuckle shuffle. Orton slides into the ring and takes Cena down with a neckbreaker. Orton then hits Edge with clotheslines and a powerslam before motioning for an RKO. Sheamus gets into the ring and looks for a brogue kick but Orton side steps it. Sheamus throws Orton out of the ring and then lays into Edge and Cena. Cena disposes of Sheamus and pretty much everyone is down. Orton gets up on the apron but Edge spears him off. Cena then locks the STF on Edge! Edge tries to get to the ropes but Cena drags him back to the middle of the ring.
Sheamus breaks up the STF and pins Edge for a near fall. Sheamus then hits Edge with a clothesline and makes sure Randy Orton doesn’t get back into the ring. He also knocks Cena down to the outside. Edge hits the Edge-o-cution on Sheamus Cena looks for an attitude adjustment on Edge but edge slides down and pushes Cena into Orton who hits an RKO! Orton pins Cena but Sheamus pushes the referee to stop the count. Orton kicks Sheamus out of the ring but turns around into a spear from Edge! Sheamus then hits Edge with a brogue kick and pins Orton for a near fall. Orton pulls Edge out of the ring and then throws Sheamus into the announcers. Edge hits a spear on Orton on the outside and once again we see The Hart Dynasty, Evan Bourne and R-Truth backstage. But they are attacked by the NXT graduates! Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Darren Young, Justin Gabriel, Skip Sheffield, Michael Tarver and David Otunga.
The NXT graduates make their way to the ringside area and then attack John Cena in the ring! The commentators have left their position as Edge tries to fight off some of the attackers but they take him down. Sheamus then slides in the ring and pins Cena! Sheamus gets the three and his music hits! Sheamus has won the WWE Championship! He scarpers through the crowd leaving Cena in the ring with the NXT graduates. Darren young actually looks hurt, he just lays down in the corner. The other six men lay into Cena with Wade Barrett hitting his finisher and Justin Gabriel hitting a 450 splash. Sheamus celebrates atop the ramp and the NXT graduates chase him to the back. A “Daniel Bryan” chant once again breaks out as the show comes to a quiet close.
And that was the inaugural Fatal 4-Way PPV. There was some real good stuff on this show and there was some pretty poor stuff too. It started well with Kofi Kingston and Drew McIntyre. I really liked the story in this match, there was a few different threads as McIntyre not only had issues with Kofi Kingston but also with Teddy Long and Matt Hardy. They’re putting a lot of stock in Drew at the moment but not the Intercontinental Championship as Kingston retained with a lot of help from Teddy Long. I liked this a lot, a great story and a good match. The first fatal four way match of the night was next and Eve lost her Divas Championship to Alicia Fox. I was surprised by this result as I don’t think Alicia has really been built up. It wasn’t a great match but it wasn’t terrible. Gail Kin has now wrestled 9 PPV matches and hasn’t won a single one of them. Only Koko B. Ware has a worse PPV record.
Evan Bourne and Chris Jericho were up next and you really get the feeling that Jericho was going out of his way to do Bourne a favour here. This was Bourne’s first PPV victory as well. This was a really good match too, Evan Bourne is a great talent, he’s just a bit small which is probably why he doesn’t get a bigger push. Rey Mysterio won the World Heavyweight Championship, beating Jack Swagger in a fatal four way match after Kane chased off CM Punk. Does that confirm that the Straight-Edge Society were the ones that attacked The Undertaker? This is Mysterio’s first world title in four years so it’ll be interesting to see where this one goes. Has the Swagger train run out of steam? The Miz then beat R-Truth to retain the United States Championship. This match wasn’t great, it went on far too long. There was some really good selling from R-Truth though which did make me wonder whether he was legit injured. Miz retains, he’s really becoming an important star in the WWE.
The six person tag team match was next and Natalya pinned Tamina for the victory. I expected The Usos to pin Tyson or Smith in this match to put them in line for a tag team championship match but it’s not the way it went. Pinning Tamina does protect Jimmy and Jey though. The Usos look like a good team and a proper team so I hope they get a title shot soon. John Cena then lost the WWE Championship after all hell broke loose. The Nexus got involved and it resulted in Sheamus pinning Cena from nowhere to win the gold. I actually really liked this finish. Wade Barrett and his boys are going to continue to run rampant in the WWE and I’m really looking forward to seeing where this storyline is going, Raw is great at the moment for that very reason. Good main event, a lot of fun.
Overall Rating: 57.14/100 (ranked joint 142nd out of 253)
Match Of The Night: John Cena vs. Randy Orton vs. Edge vs. Sheamus
Worst Match Of The Night: The Miz vs. R-Truth
Surprise Of The Night: Sheamus & Alicia Fox winning title
Worst Booking Of The Night: Alicia Fox winning the Divas Championship
Superstar Of The Night: Sheamus
Fatal 4-Way 2010 Will Be Remembered For: The Nexus crashing the main event leading to Sheamus winning the WWE Championship