RAW opens with the Divas Elimination match which consists of Six Divas—Natalya, Alicia, Beth, Kelly, Eve, and AJ. The match goes off well with Natalya eliminating Eve, Natalya eliminating Beth and Kelly, and AJ eliminating Natalya while she herself gets eliminated by Alicia who is then attacked by Layla. The attack doesn't work as planned as Tamina helps Alicia get the upper hand and lay out Layla.
We get backstage where Brodus is looking for Triple H. He finds him and asks for a match with Big Show, with Triple H reluctant to oblige thinking Brodus is just gonna get hurt, making Brodus even more upset but there's nothing he can do so he storms off.
Up next we have a Triple-Threat match for the U.S. Championship between Kane, Santino, and Zack Ryder. The match is pretty one-sided though with Zack letting Santino take most of the abuse from Kane. As the match winds down, Zack looks to pick the bones and wait to take Kane out and pin Santino, but John Cena's music distracts him enough to let Kane pick up the win and the U.S. Title. (which also prompts a cameo backstage of AJ smiling while watching what's going on.)
John Cena then runs down and attacks Ryder and the two end up brawling for awhile, but after a low-blow, Ryder gets the advantage and to make things worse, calls out Ezekiel Jackson to beat up Cena more. Zack tries to leave with Cena's MiTB case, but is stopped by CM Punk at the ramp, but Khali does a "run-in" and helps Zack escape by stopping Punk.
William Regal comes out and surveys the damage, demanding Punk and Cena get up and look presentable for the main event tonight—Cena and Punk vs. Khali and Jackson.
Alberto Del Rio comes out and demands a match with Ricardo, but Regal says that's not going to happen because Ricardo isn't there tonight, but says he can have a match with Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd with a surprise partner. Kidd and Gabriel are in the ring and ready to go, and Del Rio is awaiting the arrival of his surprise partner; Christian.
Heath Slater tries to come in and help, but is turned away by a returning Dolph Ziggler, allowing Del Rio and Christian to pick up the victory over Kidd and Gabriel.
Big Show and Chris Jericho are seen backstage talking, while William Regal addresses Triple H about his match in two weeks at SummerSlam and about how he won't know any of his opponents until he night of, and as such, Regal has scheduled him a match for Friday on SmackDown.
The main-event commences with John Cena and CM Punk teaming up to take on Khali and Jackson. The match is in the favor of the heels mostly, and that only gets worse when Mason Ryan makes the scene and starts to cause distractions for his team. Eventually though, the WWE Champion and Cena pick up the win, and with a run-in from Sheamus, who chases off Ryan, Cena and Punk turn back an attempted beatdown.
To close the show, Cena begins a promo calling out Zack Ryder, only to be met with Zack's image on the titantron. Zack says he's not in the building anymore, but says that he's got some big news for Cena come Friday.