Monday Round-Up: Miz Wins, Cena Leaves, HHH Returning, Undertaker, Y2J & More!
In case you missed it, somehow The Miz cashed in his Money In The Bank briefcase on RAW to challenge Randy Orton following The Viper’s successful defence against Wade Barrett for the second night in a row.
The Miz capitalized on the already tired Orton who was beat down by Nexus before his match allowing the Awesome One to hit the Skull Crushing Finale and pin Orton to become the WWE Champion.
-John Cena made his final appearance on RAW earlier tonight to say goodbye to the WWE Universe and if you missed the promo I highly suggest you locate it and watch it. Cena started crying when talking about missing his brother’s baby being born and said he can go home and spend time with his family.
He also poked fun at himself asking all the women and kids to chant “Let’s Go Cena” and any male of the age of 18 to chant “Cena Sucks!”
-Following his success as a commentator on NXT, Superstars and RAW over the past several weeks, Michael Cole brought out CM Punk as a member of the RAW announce team “for the foreseeable future”. CM Punk was great as usual in his role as a broadcast partner and it’ll be exciting to hear him every week.
-WWE officially confirmed during RAW that next week’s three hour special would be a King of the Ring tournament. The first since 2008 and only the second in over eight years. Sheamus, John Morrison, Ezekiel Jackson and Daniel Bryan all qualified on RAW and Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston, MVP and Drew McIntyre were all announced as competing in matches on Smackdown to fill the remaining four spots. To win a copy of Konami’s AAA: Lucha Libre video game by predicting the KOTR winner click here.
-Triple H is expected back on TV “any day now”. Several sites reported it this weekend, and now with John Cena “fired’, it’s likely Triple H will be brought back to TV to boost the main event. Should Sheamus win King of the Ring next week it makes the perfect opening for the King of Kings to return against the would be new King and man responsible for taking him out last April.
-Chris Jericho was backstage at RAW this week. He was with his wife visiting friends and did not appear on the show. Chris Jericho has not been seen on WWE television since he was punted in the head by Randy Orton several months ago. When we interviewed Chris last month he told us that his tour with Fozzy will last until at least April so don’t expect to see him until at least then.
-No action will be taken against Alex Riley for his arrest last week. He appeared with The Miz at both FCW and Survivor Series this weekend as well as wrestling Ezekiel Jackson on RAW.
-As discussed in the WrestlingVoice.net Podcast, Rampage Jackson recently spoke of his desire to work in the WWE. Despite not wanting to commit to a full time schedule, Jackson, who was impressive in his victory at UFC 123 this weekend, told reporters he would be interested in WWE appearances.
This was followed by Roy Nelson saying he would show up “in a heartbeat”; he said no discussions have been helped but he may look into it when WWE come to Las Vegas next month.
-Exactly 20 years ago today, The Undertaker made his WWE debut as a member of Ted DiBiase Sr’s Survivor Series team. 20 years in the WWE is amazing. Congrats to ‘Taker on achieving the landmark and hopefully he’s begun his recovery from surgery last week to be back in time for WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta!
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