Just 24 hours after the banks in Kansas City closed with The Miz and Kane capturing their respective RAW and SmackDown Money in the Bank matches (Kane then defeated San Diego’s own Rey Mysterio for the World Heavyweight Championship), the Superstars of RAW headed to Tulsa Okla., Monday evening.
In a night full of action, Randy Orton emerged as the number one contender at next month’s Summerslam, defeating Chris Jericho and Edge in a three-way match up.
In a battle of three likely future Hall-of-Famers, Orton outlasted the two Canadians, delivering an RKO to both of them to have his hand raised in victory.
After the match was over, Edge called out Jericho and said their 11-year war had to come to an end.
What proceeded was a visit from The Nexus, who proceeded to lay out both Superstars.
The night also saw WWE champ Sheamus nearly lose his title.
With The Miz at ringside with his Money in the Bank briefcase, meaning he can cash it in for up to one year for the championship, the awesome one nearly did just that.
After Sheamus went through a tough match with Evan Bourne, eventaully defeating the high flyer, The Miz looked to defeated a weakened Sheamus, actually knocking him out with the briefcase.
Then, however, The Miz had his title hopes ruined when R-Truth came to ringside and attacked The Miz.
Sheamus managed to survive on this night, but for how long?
The last official match of the night saw The Nexus leader Wade Barrett defeat Mark Henry, using a momentary distraction from his co-horts to slam Henry to the mat for the 1-2-3.
Then, the action was amped up several notches higher.
Former champ John Cena, who looked like a beaten man earlier on camera, came to the ring to talk with The Nexus.
What then looked like it may transpire, Cena joining The Nexus, was put aside for a major announcement from the leader of the Cena Nation. He had formed a little army of his own.
The likes of Edge, John Morrison, R-Truth, The Great Khali, Jericho and none other than Hall-of-Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart, came to back up Cena on the ramp.
Cena informed The Nexus that it would be 7-on-7 Aug. 15 at Summerslam in Los Angeles, which then sent The Nexus scattering into the crowd.
Can you say mega-match at Summerslam?
Can you say this was one hell of a Monday Night RAW?