We open the show with our announce team, Jerry Lawler, J.R. and Booker T welcoming us. We see a short video package that shows Rey Mysterio winning the World Heavyweight Championship recently. The team talks about how Rey defied the odds until Mark Henry comes out to the ring.
Henry has an angry look on his face and he grabs a mic.
"Isn't it great how everyone cheers when a little runt of a superstar wins a championship that he doesn't deserve. I have been in the WWE for years and I have never received the respect that I have earned. There isn't a man in that locker room who does not fear me. I AM MARK HENRY, and you will respect me! Rey, I am challenging you to a match, tonight, for your World Heavyweight Championship. You will accept the challenge or I will come back there and break your legs and make you forfeit the title to me!"
Sheamus' music hits and he makes his way out to the ramp. The crowd gives him good heat as he is still a member of the Empire Alliance.
"Listen here fella', you need to get back in line. I have been winning match after match and destroying everything in my path. If anyone deserves anything around here it is me."
The fans boo before both men yell at them to shut up.
The anonymous Raw GM chimes in and the crowd gives him heat as well.
"Gentlemen, you both seem to want the same goal so I will give you each a chance to achieve it. Tonight, Mark Henry will take on Sheamus with the winner becoming No.1 contender for the World Heavyweight Championship!"
The men stare at each other as we head to commercial.