WWE RAW Rewind: American Dream to American Nightmare

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WWE RAW Rewind: American Dream to American Nightmare

RAW goes live at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan with the announcement that Kofi Kingston will face Jack Swagger, Carlito and The Miz for the United States Championship.

On top of all that, Big Show will face Mark Henry one on one, and Chris Jericho will face MVP.

With that, The American Dream makes his first appearance to the fans of Detroit Rock City.

Dusty Rhodes takes a trip down memory lane as he remembers when he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in this very city. He makes it clear that he’s proud of his son Cody Rhodes, despite his transgressions over the past few months.

He then announces that at Breaking Point, John Cena will face…Cody Rhodes for the WWE Championship.

Why?

Because his son will challenge Randy Orton…for the WWE Championship…tonight!!! And the special referee for this match will be…John Cena!!!!

With that, Randy Orton makes his way out to the ring to confront his boss for the night.

Orton tries to make it personal by saying that Dusty is doing nothing more than winning back his son’s love by giving him this opportunity. As Orton prepares to kick the elder Rhodes in the skull, the younger Rhodes makes his way down to the ring.

Cody comes out and makes it clear that he will indeed accept the challenge of his father and become the youngest WWE Champion in history.

With that, Orton leaves the ring. In the back, Beth Phoenix, Kelly Kelly, Alicia Fox, Gail Kim, Jillian and Rosa Mendes are hearing the rules of tonight’s Six-Diva Battle Royal.

American Dream Six-Diva Battle Royal to Determine the No. 1 Contender for the Divas Championship

Kelly Kelly vs. Gail Kim vs. Beth Phoenix (w) vs. Rosa Mendes vs. Alicia Fox vs. Jillian Hall

As the bell rings, all six Divas go at it with the opportunity to face Mickie James later on tonight on RAW. Phoenix is trying to eliminate Kelly Kelly, but thanks to an inadvertent bump, Rosa Mendes becomes the first to get tossed.

Following the Fox Trot, Alicia is eliminated by Gail Kim. Kim and Phoenix are battling it out after Kelly is eliminated.

Kim starts firing back on Hall as Phoenix continues to regain her composure. Kim looks to be out, but manages to keep from getting eliminated. She hangs on the ropes and launches her over with a huracanrana, but before she can regain her composure, Beth returns and boots her out of the ring to win the Battle Royal.

So tonight, it will be Beth Phoenix vs. Mickie James for the Divas Championship.

Following the Battle Royal, Chris Jericho makes his way out for his match…but not before bashing the WWE Universe that is represented in full force in Detroit.

Chris Jericho vs. MVP (Winner: Christina Jericho)

The bell rings, and the slug-fest begins as Jericho tries to punk Porter. Jericho gets control and starts to exploit the lower back of MVP, obviously setting him up for a Walls of Jericho attempt.

But MVP starts fighting back with right hands followed by a clothesline and belly to belly. As he goes for the Miami Beached, MVP almost gets caught with the Walls. But MVP bounces back with a big boot to the mouth.

Following a clothesline off the ropes, MVP guns for the Drive By, but Jericho ducks and sends Porter to the outside with a springboard dropkick.

Back on RAW, Jericho’s gloating leads to MVP getting control with a kick to the head and the BALLIN’ Elbow Drop.

As MVP goes for the Playmaker, Jericho counters into the Walls of Jericho, only to get caught in a small package. But Jericho delivers the Code Breaker out of nowhere to get the victory over his Breaking Point opponent.

In the back, DX and Dusty Rhodes are plugging the WCW and Dusty Rhodes DVDs, as well as the New and Improved DX DVD while Hornswoggle is heading to the ring for his Texas Bullrope Match.

Special Texas Bullrope Match

Chavo Guerrero vs. Hornswoggle (Winner: Hornswoggle)

In one of the most “utterly” ridiculous moments in RAW history, Chavo (dressed as a cow) is once again facing Hornswoggle (aka Mini-JBL). But the official tells Chavo that he has to put on a Cow helmet to complete the costume. The two men are in a tug of war before Horns grabs the tail of Cowvo and rides him like a rodeo.

Chavo loses the hat and goes up top for the Frog Splash, but Evan Bourne comes in to provide enough distraction to allow Hornswoggle to tie the cow up and get the win over Chavo.

But after the bell, Chavo tries to get some payback, only to get dropped with a quick kick from Bourne followed by a Cow Tipper aka Tadpole Splash.

After the fun, Big Show makes his way to the ring for his match against Mark Henry.

Battle of the Giants

Big Show vs. Mark Henry (Winner: Mark Henry via DQ)

From the start, Show tries to intimidate Henry, but Mark shows that he isn’t afraid of going toe to toe with the World’s Largest Athlete. The two men go back and forth from pillar to post trying to get control of each other.

But Show comes out of nowhere to deliver a Spear to Henry, before delivering those massive right hands that he uses to eat Subway Lite Sandwiches.

But Henry starts to breathe fire and manages to drop Show with a shoulder block and the Splash. Henry gets caught with an elbow, but Show takes out the metal turnbuckle, shoves Henry into it and gets disqualified for his troubles. After knocking out Henry, Show walks away wondering why he got DQ’d.

In the back, Cody is getting ready when Orton comes in and tries to talk him out of it once again. In the process, Swagger, Carlito, The Miz and Kofi are heading to the ring for the US Championship Fatal Four Way Match.

Fatal Four Way for the WWE United States Championship

Jack Swagger vs. Carlito vs. The Miz vs. Kofi Kingston (Winner: Kofi Kingston)

As the Miz slithers out of the ring, Kofi takes the fight to both Swagger and Carlito. But Swagger bounces back with a belly to belly. After Carlito takes an early exit, The Miz returns into the ring just to get sent over the top. Then Kofi decides to fly himself as he launches himself over the top rope and splashes all three of his contenders.

Back on the program, Swagger has the single leg Boston Crab applied as The Miz slithers around the ring to pick his spot. Miz returns to deliver The Reality Check on Swagger, but Kofi manages to save his championship for the moment.

An aggressive Miz goes for the Real World, but Carlito cuts it off. Carlito gets caught, and Kofi delivers a double Cross Body. Swagger returns to the ring and delivers a pair of running splashes followed by the Sooner Splash.

After some hesitation, Swagger gets dropped. Kofi goes back on the offensive and delivers a Double Boom Drop on Swagger and Carlito.

The Miz delivers the Skull Crushing Finale on Swagger, Miz gets dropped with the Backstabber, but Kofi manages to return long enough to deliver the Trouble in Paradise to pick up the win and retain the United States Championship.

WWE Divas Championship

Beth Phoenix vs. Mickie James

James goes on the offensive with a quick headlock, but Beth shows her strength with a tree of woe smash in the corner. Beth dropkicks her into the steel post followed by a shoulder slam into the corner.

She follows it up with a shoulder breaker. But Mickie starts to show the heart that won her the gold in the first place, as she delivers the dropkick and the head scissor takeover.

But Beth bounces back and launches her into the barricade before rolling her back into the ring. Then, Mickie counters the Phoenix Slam with the Mickie-T to pick up the stunning victory over The Glamazon.

In the back, DX and Dusty are still discussing the Rise and Fall of WCW DVD when Triple H brings up The Shockmaster. All of a sudden, a voice appears out of nowhere followed by the appearance of The San-Master and Double A Arn Anderson as the voice.

Don’t Forget: This Friday on SmackDown, The Undertaker returns to make his first appearance on the brand since WrestleMania to confront World Heavyweight Champion, and his Breaking Point opponent, CM Chump…I mean, Punk.

Back on RAW, John Cena is making more hype for tonight’s main event match. He then focuses on Breaking Point and makes it clear that: HE WILL NOT QUIT!!!

WWE Championship Main Event (Special Referee: John Cena & Dusty Rhodes is in Cody’s corner)

Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes

Before the match even begins, Dusty lets it be known that there is nothing that he would not do for his son. With that, Legacy and Orton ambush Cena.

It doesn’t take long before DX comes down and tries to make the save. But Dusty makes his presence felt again by knocking out Triple H with the boot.

With that, Legacy and Dusty Rhodes enjoy the anarchy they unleashed…that is until Orton drops Rhodes with an RKO.

Cody looks to get some payback on his mentor, but instead, he backs off of the challenge. Orton enjoys his carnage, the fans cheer for Cody to fight Orton and RAW goes off the air with more questions than answers…

Mainly, whose idea was it make Bob Barker next week’s Celebrity Guest Host????

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