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2009

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Bank Atlantic Center - January 2, 2009
Teddy Long & Tiffany served as hosts for the show; featured an in-ring segment in which Santino Marella challenged anyone to a fight, with the Boogeyman then appearing, hitting the pumphandle slam, and covering Santino in worms
Kofi Kingston pinned Dolph Ziggler with the spin kick to the face
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Cryme Tyme when Mizanin pinned JTG following the Reality Check
WWE IC Champion William Regal pinned CM Punk with the knee to the head after Punk became distracted by Layla while attempting the Go To Sleep
ECW World Champion Matt Hardy pinned Jack Swagger with the Twist of Fate
WWE Women's Champion Beth PHoenix pinned Melina with the Glam Slam
Shawn Michaels & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Kane & Mike Knox when Michaels pinned Knox with the superkick
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena pinned Randy Orton with the FU

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Lake Charles, LA - Sudduth Coliseum - January 3, 2009
Featured an in-ring segment in which Santino Marella challenged anyone to a fight, with the Boogeyman then appearing, hitting the pumphandle slam, and covering Santino in worms
Kofi Kingston defeated Dolph Ziggler
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Cryme Tyme
ECW World Champion Matt Hardy defeated Jack Swagger
WWE IC Champion William Regal defeated CM Punk
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Melina
Shawn Michaels & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Kane & Mike Knox
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defeated Randy Orton

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Tyler, TX - Oil Palace - January 3, 2009 (2,000)
Maria served as host of the show
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikial Jackson when Carlito pinned Kendrick by avoiding the Sliced Bread #2 and hitting the Back Stabber
Kizarny pinned MVP following a modified DDT; after the bout, MVP announced that he quit
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned R Truth with the Paydirt; after the bout, the two shook hands until Benjamin hit Truth with the title belt
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Jimmy Wang Yang following a uranagi
Umaga pinned Hurricane Helms with the spike to the throat
Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella) pinned Natalya Neidhart after the Brie and Nikki switched places in the ring
The Undertaker defeated the Big Show in a streetfight via submission with the Gates of Hell
WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy pinned Edge with the Swanton

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Bossier City, LA - CenturyTel Center - January 4, 2009
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikial Jackson
Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella) defeated Natalya
Kizarny defeated MVP
Umaga defeated Hurricane Helms
WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy defeated Edge
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin defeated R Truth
The Undertaker defeated the Big Show in a steel cage match

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Baton Rouge, LA - River Center Arena - January 4, 2009 (3,500)
Kofi Kingston pinned Dolph Ziggler with the spin kick to the face
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Cryme Tyme when Mizanin pinned JTG with the Reality Check
WWE IC Champion William Regal pinned CM Punk with the knee to the head
ECW World Champion Matt Hardy pinned Jack Swagger with the Twist of Fate
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Melina with the Glam Slam
Shawn Michaels & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Kane & Mike Knox when Michaels pinned Knox with the superkick
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena pinned Randy Orton with the FU

WWE @ New Orleans, LA - Arena - January 5, 2009
Dolph Ziggler defeated Tommy Dreamer
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by Chris Jericho and Randy Orton in which they said they had filed a formal protest over the previous week's match in which Shawn Michaels allowed John Bradshaw Layfield to beat him, with them then saying they had agreed amongst themselves to face off later in the show to determine who should face World Heavyweight Champion John Cena at the Royal Rumble in JBL's place; moments later, JBL and Michaels arrived in JBL's limo, with JBL claiming Jericho and Orton would have done the exact same thing if they had the resources; Michaels then said he could take satisfaction in keeping both Orton and Jericho out of the title shot, with Orton then saying Ric Flair's career was ended by a sell out; Stephanie McMahon then appeared, said JBL's victory was final, but that both Jericho and Orton would be part of the Royal Rumble match; Jericho and Orton then argued Michaels shouldn't be part of the Rumble match, with JBL saying Michaels' sole purpose at the Rumble would be to be in his corner; Stephanie then said Jericho & Orton would face Michaels & Cena later in the show; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with CM Punk regarding his match later in the show against WWE IC Champion William Regal, in which Punk made mention of his loss against Regal in the 2008 King of the Ring; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Raw was the #1 entertainment show on cable the previous week, beating out shows on NBC, The CW Network, VH1, TNT, Nickelodeon, A&E, the Disney Channel, TBS, and ABC; included a backstage segment with JBL and Michaels in which JBL told Michaels to superkick Cena during the night's main event and told Michaels he would hit the lottery if he helped put Cena on the shelf; featured a backstage segment with Orton, Cody Rhodes, and Sim Snuka in which Orton told Rhodes and Snuka if they won their match later in the show then they would be part of his group; Manu then appeared and asked for another opportunity, but Orton said no, that he would never be part of the group, and that he never wanted to see his face again; included a backstage segment in which Dolph Ziggler introduced himself to Mickie James, with Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kofi Kingston then walking past on their way for their match; featured a backstage segment with Cena and Michaels regarding their match later in the show; included an ad for "Edge: A Decade of Decadence;" featured the announcement ECW World Champion Matt Hardy would face Mark Henry and Jack Swagger would face Finlay the following night on ECW; included a look at the action scenes in "Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia;" featured a backstage segment with Stephanie, Santino Marella, and WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix in which Stephanie said Rosa Mendez was banned; after Santino and Beth left, Jericho came in and said he also sent his protest to Vince McMahon and that Vince would be back on Raw in two weeks; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE programs can be seen in 465 million homes worldwide, more than the NBA, MLB, and NFL combined:
Melina & Goldust defeated WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix & Santino Marella at 3:18 when Melina pinned Phoenix with a facebuster off the top and roll over; after the bout, Melina fought with Rosa Mendez, who sat front row for the match, until security pulled the two apart and Mendez was escorted away
CM Punk defeated WWE IC Champion William Regal (w/ Layla) via disqualification at 2:57 when Regal grabbed referee Mike Chioda by the shirt as Punk attempted the Go To Sleep; after the bout, Stephanie McMahon appeared on the big screen and announced Regal would defend against Punk again the following week, with the added stipulation that Regal would lose the title if he was disqualified
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kofi Kingston at 11:53 when Morrison pinned Mysterio with a kick to the ribs as Mysterio attempted a springboard into the ring, moments after knocking Mizanin off the apron; prior to the bout, Morrison & Mizanin cut an in-ring promo on New Orleans; it was announced before the match that Mysterio and Kingston would be in the Royal Rumble match; after the contest, Mike Knox attacked Mysterio, knocked an injured Kingston back to the floor, and then booted Mysterio to the floor
Kelly Kelly pinned Jillian Hall with a legdrop to the back of the head at 4:17; on her way to the ring, Jillian sang "When the Saints Go Marching In;" after the bout, Jillian attacked Kelly until Kane appeared, scared Jillian off, and then cornered Kelly, mentioning that she was rejected the previous week by Randy Orton; Kane then said he had a match the following week against Orton and Kelly would be welcome to watch
Cody Rhodes & Sim Snuka defeated Cryme Tyme at 5:23 when Rhodes pinned JTG with a reverse neckbreaker; following the commercial break, Randy Orton congratulated Rhodes backstage and said he would be part of his group but Snuka was out
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena & Shawn Michaels defeated Chris Jericho & Randy Orton at 15:55 when Michaels pinned Jericho after hitting the superkick to both opponents; during the bout, John Bradshaw Layfield was shown watching the match both from the entrance stage and backstage; after the contest, Todd Grisham conducted a backstage interview with JBL in which JBL announced Michaels would face Cena the following week and that he would be in Michaels' corner
ECW - 1/6/09 - featured ads for "Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia;" included a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Tiffany, and Jack Swagger in which Swagger said he wanted a title match with ECW World Champion Matt Hardy, with Long then saying the match would be the following week; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more viewers watched the previous week's ECW than any program on the CW, MTV, Bravo, Comedy Central, Discovery, BET, Spike, VH1, or the History Channel; included a look at the action scenes in "Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia":
Jack Swagger pinned Finlay with the gutwrench powerbomb at 14:50 following a knee to the head; Hornswoggle was in Finlay's corner until he was assaulted at ringside by Swagger mid-way through the match
Katie Lea (w/ Paul Burchill) pinned Alicia Fox (w/ DJ Gabriel) at 2:11 with a knee to the back after dropping Fox face-first across the ring ropes (Fox's in-ring debut)
The Boogeyman pinned Brett Barnes with the pumphandle slam at 2:10; after the bout, the Boogeyman poured worms into his opponent's mouth
ECW World Champion Matt Hardy pinned Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) in a non-title match at 10:48 with the Twist of Fate after avoiding a splash

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Alexandria, LA - Rapides Parish Coliseum - January 5, 2009
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikial Jackson when Carlito pinned Kendrick with the Back Stabber
Kizarny defeated MVP
Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella) defeated Natalya
Umaga (sub. for WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy) pinned Edge with the thumb strike to the throat; prior to the bout, Edge cut an in-ring promo in which he made an open challenge for anyone to face him in Hardy's place
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin defeated R Truth and Hurricane Helms
The Undertaker defeated the Big Show in a steel cage match

- 1/6/09: "Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia," starring Ken Kennedy, was released on DVD.

WWE @ Lafayette, LA - Cajundome - January 6, 2009
Postponned

- 1/9/09: D-Lo Brown, Val Venis, and Bam Neeley were released.

- 1/9/09: Chris Jericho accepted a Distinguished Alumni Award from Red River College in Winnipeg. The award was announced in June but this was the first time since that Jericho was able to get to Winnipeg.

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Winnipeg, Manitoba - MTS Centre - January 9, 2009 (11,000; near sell out)
The show took place during 20-below temperatures
ECW World Champion Matt Hardy pinned Jack Swagger with the Twist of Fate
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Melina with the Glam Slam
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Cryme Tyme when Mizanin pinned Shad with the Reality Check
Finlay pinned Mark Henry after hitting him with the shillelagh after Hornswoggle hit the frog splash on an interfering Tony Atlas
WWE IC Champion William Regal pinned Kofi Kingston with the running knee to the head; Kelly Kelly was the guest timekeeper for the bout
Randy Orton & Cody Rhodes defeated CM Punk & Rey Mysterio Jr. when Orton pinned Punk with the RKO after Rhodes made a blind tag and then sustained Punk's Go To Sleep
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena pinned Chris Jericho with the FU at 26:37; after the bout, Jericho thanked the crowd for their support (Jericho's Winnipeg return after a 4-year absence)

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Hot Springs, AR - Summit Arena - January 9, 2009 (2,500)
R Truth pinned WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match
Umaga defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
Eve pinned Natalya Neidhart
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Hurricane Helms (sub. for Triple H)
Kizarny defeated MVP
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikial Jackson
The Big Show pinned the Great Khali with the right hand punch
WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy pinned Edge with the Twist of Fate

- 1/10/09: Referee Jimmy Korderas, Kevin Thorn, Tim White, Gavin Spears, and Mike Kruel were released.

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Rochester, MN - Mayo Civic Center - January 10, 2009
ECW World Champion Matt Hardy defeated Jack Swagger
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Melina
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Cryme Tyme
Finlay defeated Mark Henry
WWE IC Champion William Regal defeated Kofi Kingston
Randy Orton & Cody Rhodes defeated CM Punk & Rey Mysterio Jr.
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defeated Chris Jericho

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Poplar Bluff, MO - Black River Coliseum - January 10, 2009 (4,000)
Featured Maria as the host of the show
R Truth pinned WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin with the scissors kick in a non-title match
Umaga pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with the thumb strike to the throat
Eve pinned Natalya with a roll up as Natalya attempted the Sharpshooter; Sho Funaki was the guest referee for the bout
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Hurricane Helms (sub. for Triple H)
Kizarny pinned MVP with the float over double arm DDT
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikial Jackson when Carlito pinned Kendrick with the Back Stabber; a young fan named Elizabeth was the guest time keeper for the bout
The Big Show pinned the Great Khali following the right hand punch
WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy pinned Edge with the Twist of Fate / Swanton combo

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena - January 11, 2009 (4,000)
Kelly Kelly was the host of the show
ECW World Champion Matt Hardy pinned Jack Swagger with the Twist of Fate
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Melina with the Glam Slam
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Cryme Tyme
Finlay pinned Mark Henry in a Belfast Brawl
WWE IC Champion William Regal pinned Kofi Kingston
Randy Orton & Cody Rhodes defeated CM Punk & Rey Mysterio Jr. when Orton pinned Mysterio
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defeated Chris Jericho

WWE @ Springfield, MO - JQH Arena - January 11, 2009
R Truth defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match
Umaga defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
Eve defeated Natalya Neidhart; Sho Funaki was the guest referee for the match
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Hurricane Helms
Kizarny defeated MVP
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikial Jackson
The Big Show defeated the Great Khali
WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy defeated Edge

WWE @ Sioux City, IA - Tyson Events Center - January 12, 2009 (6,000)
Raw - featured an opening backstage segment in which John Bradshaw Layfield spoke to Shawn Michaels in JBL's limo, with JBL telling Michaels that he was fighting for a paycheck when he faced World Heavyweight Champion John Cena later in the night; included an in-ring promo by Stephanie McMahon in which he talked about Vince McMahon returning to television the following week; moments later, Chris Jericho interrupted and said Stephanie was scared of Vince's return because it would mean the end of her reign on Raw and that Vince would right her wrongs; Stephanie said the contract signing between JBL and Cena would be the following week and Jericho should focus on trying to win the Royal Rumble; Stephanie then said Jericho had a match later in the night, with Jericho then saying he wouldn't wrestle again until he had a title shot; Stephanie then said Jericho wouldn't have a chance to speak to Vince, was now out of the Rumble match, and would never again get a title shot; when Jericho said what she said didn't matter, Stephanie fired Jericho; featured an ad for "Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia;" included footage from during the commercial break of Jericho being escorted out of the building; featured a backstage segment in which Candice Michelle wished CM Punk good luck in his IC title match later in the night; included a look at Vince McMahon's days as an announcer and letting it be known on TV that he was the owner of WWE; featured a backstage segment with Cody Rhodes, Mickie James, Sim Snuka, and Manu in which Mickie soon left, with Snuka & Manu confronting Rhodes and giving him a heads up that they were going after Randy Orton later in the show and brought back up; included an ad for "Starrcade: The Essential Collection;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Raw was the #1 show on cable the previous week and the longest running weekly episodic show in television history; included a vignette promoting Steve Austin being inducted into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame; featured a backstage segment with JBL and Michaels in which JBL told Michaels he couldn't lose with JBL in his corner; Michaels then said that if tonight was his WrestleMania, then he didn't need JBL in his corner to beat Cena; included a look at Vince McMahon's various firings over the years; featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Cena regarding the challenge of JBL at the Rumble and Michaels later in the night; included footage of Vince getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008; featured a backstage segment in which Orton, Rhodes, and Dibiase spoke about all three being in the Rumble match; included a backstage segment in which Jamie Noble, Dolph Ziggler, Cryme Tyme, and Goldust waited in line outside Stephanie's office; moments later, Santino Marella walked out and said Stephanie had put him in the Rumble match; featured an ad for WWE pay-per-view:
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin at 3:31 with the 619 and springboard splash; prior to the bout, it was announced Mizanin would be in the Royal Rumble match; after the contest, Mike Knox attacked Mysterio until Mysterio sent him to the floor with a hurricanrana
WWE IC Champion William Regal (w/ Layla) defeated CM Punk via disqualification at 2:01 when Punk accidentally hit a low blow on Regal; stipulations stated Punk would win the title if Regal was disqualified; after the commercial break, Todd Grisham conducted a backstage interview with Regal in which he said he was done with facing Punk; Stephanie McMahon then appeared and said he would face Punk the following week in a final No DQ match
Randy Orton (w/ Cody Rhodes) pinned Kane at 8:43 with a kick to the midsection as Kane came off the top, though Kane's shoulder came up at 2; prior to the bout, it was announced Kane would be in the Royal Rumble match; after the bout, Kane protested the call to referee Scott Armstrong and followed the referee backstage; moments later, Manu and Sim Snuka appeared at the entranceway and introduced Ted Dibiase Jr. as the new partner; moments later, Dibiase, Snuka, and Manu cornered Orton in the ring, before Dibiase then helped Orton and Rhodes beat down Snuka and Manu
Melina & Kelly Kelly fought WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix & Jillian Hall to a no contest when Rosa Mendez, dressed as one of Melina's paparazzi, jumped Melina from behind, with Phoenix & Hall then attacking Melina & Kelly in the aisle and laying them out; moments later, Beth grabbed one of Melina's paparazzi cameras and held it as she proped Melina up to insult her
Shawn Michaels (w/ John Bradshaw Layfield) pinned World Heavyweight Champion John Cena in a non-title match at 24:45 with the superkick after avoiding the FU and JBL distracting the champion; after the bout, Michaels immediately went backstage, with JBL then climbing into the ring and standing over Cena's body (
The Best of Raw: 2009)
ECW - 1/13/09 - included a vignette promoting Steve Austin being inducted into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame; featured an in-ring promo by Tommy Dreamer, in a suit, in which he commented in his career and said he no longer felt he had what it took and would retire June 6 if he can't take the ECW World Title; included a backstage segment with Ricky Ortiz and Tiffany in which Hornswoggle appeared, with Finlay then chasing after him; moments later, Ortiz and Tiffany kissed; featured a backstage promo by ECW World Champion Matt Hardy in which he said his thoughts were with his brother, WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy, and that while Jack Swagger was impressive, he hasn't yet beaten Matt:
DJ Gabriel & Alicia Fox defeated Paul Burchill & Katie Lea at 2:45 when Gabriel pinned Burchill following the European uppercut off the top
The Boogeyman pinned Sammy Savard with the pumphandle slam at the 58-second mark; after the bout, Boogeyman spat worms into Savard's mouth
Jack Swagger pinned ECW World Champion Matt Hardy to win the title at 18:34 with the gutwrench powerbomb after sending the champion face-first onto an exposed turnbuckle

- 1/12/09: Both Mickie James and Gerald Brisco were involved in separate car wrecks, due to weather, while leaving the Raw taping.

WWE (Smackdown!) @ St. Joseph, MO - Civic Arena - January 12, 2009
R Truth defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match
Umaga defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
Eve defeated Natalya Neidhart; Sho Funaki was the guest referee for the bout
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Hurricane Helms (sub. for Triple H)
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikial Jackson
The Big Show defeated the Great Khali
WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy defeated Edge

- 1/13/09: Ron Simmons and Sgt. Slaughter were released.

- 1/13/09: Cousin Junior (Lanny Kean Jr.) passed away at the age of 48 from a heart attack.

WWE @ Omaha, NE - Qwest Center - January 13, 2009
Sho Funaki defeated Ryan Braddock
Smackdown! - 1/16/09:
Matt Hardy & Finlay defeated ECW World Champion Jack Swagger & Mark Henry
R Truth defeated The Brian Kendrick
MVP defeated the Big Show in a last man standing match after Triple H interfered
Michelle McCool defeated Victoria (Victoria's last match)
Smackdown! - 1/23/09 - included opening comments from Jim Ross & Tazz in which they said it had been determined that the previous week's accident involving WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy was the result of foul play; featured an in-ring promo by Edge in which he said he had nothing to do with Hardy's accident the previous week or any of the other altercations in recent weeks; moments later, after Edge said he would take Hardy's title at the Royal Rumble, Matt Hardy ran out, brawled with Edge, and then chased him into the crowd; included a vignette promoting the return of Umaga; featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Edge in which Vickie, believing Edge had something to do with Jeff's accident, announced Edge would face Matt later in the show in a No DQ match; included an ad for "WWE The Music: Voices;" featured a sit-down interview between Ross and Jeff taped earlier in the week in which Jeff spoke to the camera, saying Edge would pay for the attacks on Jeff dating back to Survivor Series; included a vignette of Vladimir Kozlov in training; featured a look at "The Wrestler," with comments from director Darren Aronofsky and Mickey Rourke; included an ad for "Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia," noting the DVD had outsold "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Hellboy," and "The Incredible Hulk" the previous week; featured an ad for WWE pay-per-view; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read there were 14 WWE titles listed in the most popular sports DVDs of 2008, beating the NFL with 2 titles and MLB, UFC, NCAA, and the NBA, all with one apiece:
The Undertaker defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match via submission with the Hell's Gate at 9:18
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with one foot on the chest at 1:50 after hitting the tree slam; prior to the bout, Guerrero cut an in-ring promo saying he wasn't Vickie Guerrero's gopher, rather a go-getter and someone who can fix problems when they arise
Michelle McCool & Natalya Neidhart defeated Brie & Nikki Bella via disqualification at the 53-second mark when Maria attacked Michelle, with the two fighting out to the floor; moments later, Maria fought off Natalya before she was thrown into the barrier and kicked by McCool; WWE Divas Champion Maryse provided guest commentary for the match
Edge pinned Matt Hardy in a No DQ match at 6:22 after Mark Henry and ECW World Champion Jack Swagger interfered, with Swagger hitting the gutwrench powerbomb, Henry hitting the powerslam, and then both holding Hardy up so Edge could hit the spear
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon in a non-title match at 12:45 when Mizani pinned Carlito with a roll up after Morrison made a blind tag and then sustained the Back Stabber
Vladimir Kozlov & the Big Show defeated Triple H at 13:48 when Kozlov scored the pin with the modified uranagi; the bout was scheduled as Triple H vs. Kozlov but Vickie Guerrero appeared during the opening moments and added Show to the match

- 1/16/09: Hardcore Holly was released.

WWE @ Oshkosh, WI - Kolf Sports Center - January 16, 2009 (2,000)
Tommy Dreamer defeated Mark Henry
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Melina
Kofi Kingston defeated Santino Marella
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Cryme Tyme
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger defeated Finlay
WWE IC Champion William Regal defeated CM Punk
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defeated Randy Orton (sub. for Chris Jericho)

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ LaCrosse, WI - Center - January 17, 2009
CM Punk defeated WWE IC Champion William Regal in a non-title match
Melina defeated Candice Michelle
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Cryme Tyme
Finlay defeated Mark Henry in a Belfast Brawl
Kofi Kingston defeated Santino Marella
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Tommy Dreamer; prior to the bout, Dreamer cut an in-ring promo that if he doesn't win the ECW title by June 6 then he would retire
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, & Ted Dibiase Jr. in a handicap match; during the bout, Orton shoved the guard rail into the legs of a ringside fan and then threw the fan's hat into the crowd; security later apologized to the fan

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Charleston, WV - Civic Center - January 17, 2009
Featured an opening announcement that, due to the incident from the previous Smackdown!, WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy would not appear as advertised; moments later, Edge came out and cut a promo claiming to have nothing to do with the pyro mishap; Hurricane Helms then confronted Edge, with the two trading blows until Umaga and then the Great Khali appeared; it was then announced Helms & Khali would face Edge & Umaga later in the show; Eve hosted the show
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikial Jackson when Carlito pinned Kendrick with the Back Stabber
Kizarny pinned Eric Escobar with the float over double arm DDT
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned R Truth with the Exploder suplex
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Michelle McCool & Natalya Neidhart when Neidhart was pinned after an illegal switch; Sho Funaki was the guest referee; after the bout, McCool and Natalya argued over the loss
Triple H pinned Vladimir Kozlov in a streetfight with the Pedigree
Edge & Umaga defeated the Great Khali & Hurricane Helms when Edge pinned Helms with the spear; Edge was dressed as Umaga for the bout
The Undertaker defeated the Big Show in a steel cage match via submission with the Hell's Gate

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena - January 18, 2009
Featured an opening announcement that, due to the incident from the previous Smackdown!, WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy would not appear as advertised; moments later, Edge came out and cut a promo claiming to have nothing to do with the pyro mishap; Hurricane Helms then confronted Edge, with the two trading blows until Umaga and then the Great Khali appeared; it was then announced Helms & Khali would face Edge & Umaga later in the show; Eve hosted the show
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikial Jackson
Kizarny pinned Eric Escobar
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Michelle McCool & Natalya Neidhart after an illegal switch; after the bout, McCool and Natalya argued over the loss
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin defeated R Truth
Triple H pinned Vladimir Kozlov in a streetfight
Edge & Umaga defeated the Great Khali & Hurricane Helms when Edge pinned Helms with the spear; Edge was dressed as Umaga for the bout
The Undertaker defeated the Big Show in a steel cage match via submission with the Hell's Gate

WWE @ Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Coliseum - January 18, 2009 (2,000)
CM Punk defeated WWE IC Champion William Regal in a non-title match
Melina defeated Candice Michelle; Candice worked the match as a heel
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Cryme Tyme
Finlay defeated Mark Henry in a Belfast Brawl
Kofi Kingston pinned Santino Marella at around the 10-second mark
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger defeated Tommy Dreamer; prior to the bout, Dreamer cut an in-ring promo saying he would buy tickets for everyone to go to Raw the next night if he won the title
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, & Ted Dibiase Jr. in a handicap match

WWE @ Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena - January 19, 2009 (11,600)
Dolph Ziggler defeated Jamie Noble
Raw - featured an opening montage in tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., with a closing image of President-elect Barack Obama; included a backstage segment with Randy Orton and Ted Dibiase Jr. in which Cody Rhodes appeared and said Manu and Sim Snuka were in Stephanie McMahon's office earlier in the day and that rumors were going around that Orton would be fired; featured a still photo of President George W. Bush receiving a replica WWE World Title belt the week before; included a backstage segment with Santino Marella and WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix in which Marella congratulated Beth on her win and then brought in Rosa Mendez to meet Phoenix, Mendez' favorite diva; Marella then asked if they could keep Mendez; featured a backstage segment with Stephanie and Orton in which Stephanie said she wasn't going to fire him and then kicked him out of her office, with Orton then telling Stephanie she would be nothing without the McMahon name; Stephanie then slapped Orton, with the two then coming face-to-face before Orton left the office; included the announcement that the world television premiere of John Cena's "12 Rounds" would air the following week on Raw; featured Jerry Lawler officiating the in-ring contract signing between World Heavyweight Champion John Cena and John Bradshaw Layfield, with Shawn Michaels, for the Royal Rumble; after the two signed the document, Cena attempted to speak to Michaels before he was cut off by JBL; moments later, Cena told Michaels he still had it to be the Showstopper, with JBL then saying he hired Michaels so he could be world champion again and that he would pay him accordingly; Michaels then took the mic and said he despised what he had become but would continue to do it because of the pressures in his life and the fact he squandered his and his wife's life savings; he then said he would continue to do what he had to do in order to support his family, regardless of if it costs Cena his title; Cena then told Michaels that he would have a choice at the Rumble as to if he wanted to be the man to help JBL to the title and knew that he wouldn't; JBL then knocked Cena to the mat and then kicked the champion in the face; he followed with the Clothesline from Hell before leaving ringside with Michaels; Kevin Grevioux, of "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans," was shown in attendance; included a backstage segment with Chris Jericho and Stephanie in which Jericho said he called Vince McMahon's office after Stephanie fired Jericho the week before and Vince told him Jericho would have a chance to speak his mind later in the show; featured a video package recapping the history of the Royal Rumble; included a backstage segment with Cody and Mickie James, with Goldust then appearing and giving Cody a copy of the new Starrcade DVD as an example of what it means to be a champion and that it would teach him more than Orton could; Cody then said he would surpass both Goldust and Dusty Rhodes; featured the announcement that Finlay, Mark Henry, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin would face off the following night on ECW; included a backstage segment with Dolph Ziggler and Candice Michelle, with Vince then appearing and introducing himself to Ziggler; featured an ad for "Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia;" included a "Did you know?" graphic which read there were 14 WWE titles listed in the most popular sports DVDs of 2008, beating the NFL with 2 titles and MLB, UFC, NCAA, and the NBA, all with one apiece; featured a closing segment in which Vince introduced Jericho to voice his problems; Jericho then emplored Vince to rehire him and put him back in the Rumble match to make things right; Vince then had Stephanie come out but then said he wouldn't reinstate Jericho or fire Stephanie; Vince then announced he and Stephanie would run Raw together; Stephanie then gave Jericho the chance of apologizing in order to get his job back, with Jericho initially saying no but then saying he was sorry; Stephanie then said that was a good start and then told Jericho to apologize to the fans, who he had insulted for months, with the fans then chanting "on your knees;" momments later, Jericho got down on his knees and apologized to the fans; Stephanie then said Jericho would be at the Rumble and that he could leave the ring; after Jericho left, Orton appeared and demanded Stephanie apologize for slapping him earlier in the show; Orton then said he was more valuable than Stephanie and that she was essentially worthless since having children; Vince then had Stephanie go backstage before he confronted Orton, claimed his father was mediocre before Vince hired him, and that Orton might be a gym teacher in St. Louis if it wasn't for him; Vince then told Orton to apologize to him or face termination; moments later, Orton slapped Vince in the face as Vince went to fire him, then followed with a kick to the head, knocking Vince out; moments later, officials tended to Vince as Stephanie, crying, came out to check on her father; Vince was then helped onto a backboard while Cody and Dibiase appeared to take Orton backstage:
Randy Orton won a 6-man battle royal at 1:51; other participants included Cody Rhodes, Ted Dibiase Jr., Kane, Kofi Kingston, and Santino Marella; prior to the bout, it was announced Kingston would be in the Royal Rumble match; order of elimination: Marella by Dibiase (0:56); Kingston by Rhodes & Dibiase (1:16); Rhodes by Kane via a clothesline (1:24); Dibiase and Kane as Kane attempted to eliminate Orton; after the bout, Orton, Rhodes, and Dibiase celebrated the win (Rhodes & Dibiase's first appearance with new music)
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Kelly Kelly in a non-title match with the Glam Slam at 1:10
CM Punk pinned WWE IC Champion William Regal (w/ Layla) in a No DQ match to win the title at 9:57 by avoiding the knee to the head and hitting the Go To Sleep; prior to the bout, it was announced Punk would be part of the Royal Rumble match; after the contest, Punk celebrated in the crowd (The Best of Raw: 2009, CM Punk: Best in the World)
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Mike Knox via disqualification at 2:29 when Knox began assaulting Mysterio against the ropes after clotheslining Mysterio on the bottom rope; prior to the bout, Tod Grisham conducted a backstage interview with Knox in which Knox said he didn't have a reason for the series of recent attacks to Mysterio; after the bout, Knox hit the reverse neckbreaker
Cryme Tyme defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin in a non-title impromptu match match at 1:22 when Shad pinned Morrison with a Flatliner after JTG knocked Morrison off the ring ropes behind the referee's back; prior to the bout, Morrison & Mizanin challenged Jim Duggan, the 1988 Royal Rumble, to a singles match until Cryme Tyme appeared, said Duggan was on special assignment, and then said they wanted a title shot; moments later, JTG said if they could win a non-title match then they would get a title shot and if they lost they wouldn't bother the champions again; the champions then agreed to the stipulations
Melina pinned Jillian Hall at 1:23 with a sunset flip out of the corner; early in the bout, WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix, Santino Marella, and Rosa Mendez appeared ringside; after the bout, Rosa attacked Melina until she was pulled off by Phoenix, with Phoenix then hitting the Glam Slam on Melina
ECW - 1/20/09 - featured Tod Grisham conducting an opening in-ring interview with Matt Hardy regarding the injury WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy sustained the previous week on Smackdown!, with Matt saying it wasn't an accident, him losing the ECW World Title the previous week to Jack Swagger, and facing Swagger in a rematch at the Royal Rumble; moments later, Swagger interrupted, said the rematch was just a formaily and that he was the new face of ECW; after Swagger mentioned Jeff, Matt slapped him across the face, with Matt then assaulting Swagger on the floor until referees pulled him away; Swagger then hit a cheap shot on Hardy and left ringside; included a backstage segment with Tommy Dreamer, Teddy Long, and Tiffany in which Long said he could have given Dreamer a title shot if that's what he wanted; Dreamer then said his ultimatum was something he had to do; moments later, Paul Burchill, with Katie Lea, interrupted and demanded a rematch with DJ Gabriel; Long then said Burchill would have a match but against someone of his choosing; featured a video package recapping the history of the Royal Rumble; included an ad for "Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia;" featured an ad for WWE pay-per-view:
Ricky Ortiz pinned Adam Evans with the Big O at 1:17; after the bout, Ortiz took the mic and thanked the crowd for their support; moments later, he gave his rally towel to a young ringside fan
The Boogeyman defeated Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) via disqualification at 1:51 when Katie Lea kicked the Boogeyman from behind as he attempted the pumphandle slam on Burchill; after the bout, Boogeyman knocked Burchill to the floor, dragged Katie back inside the ring, and then ate a mouthful of worms as Burchill pulled Katie to safety; moments later, the Boogeyman spread the worms across the commentary table
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion John Morrison defeated Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle), Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas), and WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin at 9:23 by pinning Mizanin after Finlay hit the Celtic Cross on Mizanin and Morrison kicked Finlay as he had Mizanin covered; late in the match, Henry walked out of the match; after the contest, Mizanin argued with Morrison over the match
Dark match after the show: World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defeated Chris Jericho

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Muncie, IN - Worthen Arena - January 19, 2009
Featured an opening announcement that, due to the incident from the previous Smackdown!, WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy would not appear as advertised; moments later, Edge came out and cut a promo claiming to have nothing to do with the pyro mishap; Hurricane Helms then confronted Edge, with the two trading blows until Umaga and then the Great Khali appeared; it was then announced Helms & Khali would face Edge & Umaga later in the show; Eve hosted the show
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikial Jackson when Carlito pinned Kendrick with the Back Stabber
Kizarny pinned Eric Escobar with the float over double arm DDT
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned R Truth with the Exploder suplex
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Michelle McCool & Natalya Neidhart when Neidhart was pinned after an illegal switch; Sho Funaki was the guest referee; after the bout, McCool and Natalya argued over the loss
Triple H pinned Vladimir Kozlov in a streetfight with the Pedigree
Edge & Umaga defeated the Great Khali & Hurricane Helms when Edge pinned Helms with the spear; Edge was dressed as Umaga for the bout
The Undertaker defeated the Big Show in a steel cage match via submission with the Hell's Gate

WWE @ Cincinnati, OH - January 20, 2009
Canceled

WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ Toledo, OH - Savage Hall - January 24, 2009
Cryme Tyme defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin in a non-title match
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
Candice Michelle & Eve defeated WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix & Natalya
WWE IC Champion CM Punk defeated William Regal
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin defeated R Truth
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger defeated Matt Hardy
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena & Triple H defeated Edge & Randy Orton

Royal Rumble 09 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena - January 25, 2009 (16,685; 14,000 paid; sell out)
Jimmy Wang Yang pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) with the moonsault
Pay-per-view bouts - featured an opening announcement by Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler that Vince McMahon's condition was being kept private and that Randy Orton would be repremanded for his attack on Vince the previous Monday; included Cole & Lawler on commentary for Raw, Todd Grisham & Matt Striker on commentary for ECW, and Jim Ross & Tazz on commentary for Smackdown!; featured footage from earlier in the day of Randy Orton arriving to the arena and walking past agents, Maria, Kofi Kingston, and others; included a backstage segment with John Bradshaw Layfield and Shawn Michaels in which JBL said if Michaels did his job tonight then he would never have to work for JBL again and Michaels would have all the money he needed and would get a spot in the Royal Rumble match; after JBL left, the Undertaker appeared and told Michaels "Sometimes, it's hell getting into Heaven;" featured an ad for WrestleMania 25; included an ad for the Legends of WrestleMania video game; featured Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Orton, with Orton saying he was still in the Royal Rumble match until he was told differently; moments later, Chris Jericho interrupted and said Orton has nothing to feel bad about for kicking Vince; when Orton questioned why Jericho was telling him, Jericho said it might be his last chance to tell Orton anything while Orton is a WWE employee; included an ad for No Way Out 09; featured a look back as the Rumble's history:
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Matt Hardy at 10:28 with the gutwrench powerbomb after throwing the challenger head and shoulder-first into the ringpost
Melina pinned WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix (w/ Santino Marella) to win the title at 5:58 with a reversal into a roll up
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena pinned John Bradshaw Layfield at 15:30 with the FU after avoiding a clothesline; Shawn Michaels was in JBL's corner until the final moments of the bout when, after referee Mike Chioda was knocked to the floor, Michaels hit the superkick on both participants, put JBL on top of Cena for the cover, and then left ringside
Edge pinned WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy to win the title in a No DQ match at 19:25 after Matt Hardy appeared, to counter the interference of Vickie Guerrero, and then Jeff over the back with a steel chair; prior to the match, Vickie appeared and, to keep Hardy from holding on to his title via a technicality, added the stipulation and then introduced the challenger; Chavo Guerrero Jr. was in the challenger's corner until the 12-minute mark when Jeff put him through the Raw announce table with a splash off the top of a ladder; Vickie returned ringside during the final moments of the contest and prevented the pinfall after Hardy hit the Twist of Fate and Swanton; after the bout, Matt left ringside while Edge and Vickie celebrated in the ring; moments later, referees helped Jeff out of the ring
Randy Orton won the 30-man Royal Rumble match by last eliminating Triple H at 58:38; Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match; stipulations stated the winner would earn a world title shot at WrestleMania 25; after the bout, Orton celebrated in the ring with Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr.
Order of entry: Rey Mysterio Jr. (0:00); WWE Raw Tag Team Champion John Morrison (0:00); WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Carlito (1:40); MVP (3:25); the Great Khali (5:20); Vladimir Kozlov (6:38); Triple H (8:40); Randy Orton (10:11); JTG; both JTG & Shad came out, with Shad then winning a a double sided coin toss to get the spot (11:55); Ted Dibiase Jr. (13:17); Chris Jericho (15:01); Mike Knox (16:43); WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin (18:15); Finlay (19:53); Cody Rhodes (21:35); the Undertaker (23:32); Goldust (24:57); WWE IC Champion CM Punk (26:32); Mark Henry (28:06); WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin (29:35); William Regal (31:10); Kofi Kingston (32:40); Kane (34:28); R Truth (36:12); Rob Van Dam (37:57); The Brian Kendrick (39:34); Dolph Ziggler (40:54); Santino Marella (42:31); Jim Duggan (44:14); the Big Show (46:19)
Order of elimination: Khali by Kozlov via a club to the back (6:53); MVP by Kozlov after MVP missed the running kick in the corner (7:17); Carlito by Kozlov following the uranagi (7:51); Kozlov by Triple H following the kneelift (9:19); Morrison & Mizanin by Triple H after throwing Morrison into Mizanin after both men sustained the RKO (19:34); JTG by Taker (23:53); Goldust by Rhodes after Goldust sustained the RKO (26:08); Henry fell over the top following a boot to the face by Taker as Mysterio held down the top rope (31:20); Benjamin by Taker via a chokeslam from the top rope (34:04); Regal by Punk via pulling him over the top from the apron (35:42); Kingston by Kendrick as Kingston was on the top rope attacking Knox (39:41); Kendrick by Triple H (39:50); Ziggler by Kane via shaking his hand then throwing him over the top (41:17); Santino by Kane via a clothesline as Santino slid in the ring (42:33); Duggan by Show following an elbow to the back (47:04); Truth by Show via a gorilla press slam (48:18); Punk by Show via a right hand punch as Punk was on the apron (49:00); Mysterio & Knox by Show; following the elimination, Hornswoggle appeared from under the ring until Finlay's elimination (49:27); Finlay by Kane via a backdrop (49:52); RVD by Jericho after RVD hit the Five Star Frog Splash on Orton (51:52); Jericho by Taker (52:18); Kane by Orton, Dibiase, & Rhodes (52:49); Show by Orton via dropping him throat-first across the top as Show was on the apron (55:52); Taker by Show via pulling him off the apron from the floor (56:02); Dibiase by Triple H (58:29); Rhodes by Triple H following the Pedigree (58:35); Triple H by Orton

WWE @ Cleveland, OH - Wolstein Center - January 26, 2009 (7,600)
Dolph Ziggler defeated DJ Gabriel
Raw - featured an opening introduction of Randy Orton as the 2009 Royal Rumble winner, with Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., and Cody Rhodes then appearing with three men in suits behind them; during their walk to the ring, Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler announced that Vince McMahon sustained a concussion as a result of Orton's kick the previous week; Orton then introduced the men as his lawyers and therapist; Orton then admitted he had IED (Intermitent Explosive Disorder); Orton then said he had been provoked by Stephanie and Vince the previous week, said he was not responsible for his actions, and that the WWE knew of his condition but did nothing about it; Orton then threatened to sue Stephanie and WWE should she decide to fire him; Orton then said he would also sue should he not remain in the main event of WrestleMania; he then said both Dibiase & Rhodes vowed they would walk if Orton were fired; Orton then read a written statement in which he apologized to Vince, the McMahon family, and the fans for the trauma he caused; moments later, Stephanie was shown watching backstage; included a look at the history of the Elimination Chamber, followed by the announcement that both the WWE World Title and World Heavyweight Titles would be defended in the matches at No Way Out; featured a promo at the entrance way by John Bradshaw Layfield in which JBL said Shawn Michaels would be wrestling on behalf of Michaels later in the show in an Elimination Chamber qualifying match against World Heavyweight Champion John Cena; included a promo by Chris Jericho in which he introduced a look at "The Wrestler," then noted Ric Flair gave the movie a glowing review; Jericho then showed footage of Mickey Rourke at the previous night outside the Screen Actors Guild Awards in which he said he would kick Jericho's ass; Jericho then said he was offended by the comments and walked off; featured a backstage segment with JBL and Michaels in which Michaels claimed he superkicked JBL the previous night as a way to get Cena to lower his guard; JBL then said Michaels would be fired if he didn't beat Cena; included a look at the first WrestleMania and how the event has changed over the years; featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Stephanie McMahon regarding Orton's comments earlier in the show, with Stephanie saying she would reply to Orton's face; included a look at WrestleMania 21 and Edge winning the first Money in the Bank ladder match; featured an ad for "WWE The Music Vol. 9: Voices;" included a backstage segment with Rosa Mendez and Santino Marella in which Beth Phoenix overheard Eva interfered in her match earlier in the night, but then said she and Santino could keep Eva; featured the world TV premiere for the trailer of Cena's "12 Rounds;" included an ad for Rev Theory's new CD; featured a closing in-ring segment in which Stephanie called for Orton to come out to the ring; moments later, Orton, Rhodes, Dibiase, and the lawyers and therapist came out, with one of the lawyers reminding Stephanie of Orton's condition and the fact WWE knew about it; he then said Orton would not get down on his knees as Jericho did the week before; Orton then said he would not only sue Stephanie, he would file an injunction that there would not be a WrestleMania if he were to be fired; moments later, Jericho, Rey Mysterio Jr., Jamie Noble, Kofi Kingston, WWE IC Champion CM Punk, Goldust, Santino, Cryme Tyme, Charlie Haas, WWE Raw Tag team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin, Kane, Jim Duggan, Mike Knox, Dolph Ziggler, and the remainder of the Raw roster came out, with Orton telling them he would take them all down with him; Orton then demanded to be fired just so he could shut the company down; Stephanie then said firing Orton would be too easy; moments later, Shane McMahon came out and tackled Orton until he was pulled away by Rhodes & Dibiase; Shane eventually fought off Rhodes & Dibiase, with Dibiase pulling Orton out of the ring after he was dazed by a series of punches; moments later, Shane knocked Orton out on the ramp until the other wrestlers broke up the fight, with Orton escaping in the melee; Shane then punched Kingston and went after Orton as the show came to a close:
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Cryme Tyme at 2:57 when Morrison pinned Shad with a kick to the back and the Moonlight Drive
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Kofi Kingston pinned Kane by reversing a chokeslam attempt into a sunset flip at 2:04
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: World Heavyweight Champion John Cena pinned Shawn Michaels (w/ John Bradshaw Layfield) in a non-title match at 13:09 with the FU after Cena shoved JBL, on the apron, into Michaels, knocking Michaels off the top; stipulations stated if Michaels won then JBL would earn a spot in the Elimination Chamber; after the contest, JBL climbed into the ring and looked down as Michaels writhed in pain (The John Cena Experience)
Beth Phoenix (w/ Santino Marella) & Jillian Hall defeated WWE Women's Champion Melina & Kelly Kelly at 2:38 when Phoenix pinned Kelly with the Glam Slam after Rosa Mendez ran ringside and yanked Melina off the ring apron; Marella provided guest commentary for the match
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned William Regal (w/ Layla) with the 619 and springboard splash at 3:42
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Chris Jericho pinned WWE IC Champion CM Punk in a non-title match at 3:28 with the Code Breaker after reversing a backslide attempt
ECW - 1/27/09 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Teddy Long aired a video package highlighting the events of the 2009 Royal Rumble and culminating with Matt Hardy costing Jeff Hardy the WWE World Title; Long then said Matt had asked for his release from ECW and wanted to be part of Smackdown!, with Long agreeing; Long then announced that the Boogeyman would be in action later in the show but was then interrupted by ECW World Champion Jack Swagger; Swagger then said he would have an official championship celebration later in the show to recognize his title reign; the Boogeyman then appeared from underneath the ring, with Swagger then leaving ringside; included a video package highlighting WrestleMania 1; featured a backstage segment with Long and Swagger in which Swagger complained that someone stole his title belt; included a backstage segment with Tiffany and Ricky Ortiz in which Swagger interrupted and told Tiffany to help him find his missing title belt; featured an ad for "Voices: WWE The Music Vol. 9;" included a look at World Heavyweight Champion John Cena's film "12 Rounds;" featured a backstage segment with Swagger, Tiffany, Mark Henry, and Tony Atlas in which Swagger asked Henry and Atlas whether they saw his title belt, with Henry telling him off; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched the previous week's ECW than any other program on VH-1, MTV, ABC Family, The History Channel, or Adult Swim on The Cartoon Network; featured a backstage segment with Long, Swagger, and Tiffany in which Long said he and Swagger would go out to the ring to get the title back; included a video package highlighting WrestleMania 21; featured a closing in-ring segment with Long, Swagger, and Tiffany in which Long asked whomever took Swagger's belt to come out and return it or action would be taken; moments later, Finlay appeared and helped Hornswoggle, in possession of the missing belt, out from under the ring; Finlay then said if he wanted Swagger's belt, he could take it at any time; as Hornswoggle went to give the belt back, Swagger shoved him to the mat, with Finlay then knocking Swagger out with the belt; moments later, Finlay returned the belt to Long and left ringside with Hornswoggle:
The Boogeyman fought Ricky Ortiz to a no contest when Boogeyman knocked Ortiz to the floor before the match began, with Ortiz then leaving ringside
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) with the Celtic Cross at 4:36
Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) pinned Tommy Dreamer at 5:34 with the powerslam after catching Dreamer jumping off the middle turnbuckle

- 1/27/09: "WWE The Music Vol. 9: Voices" was released.

WWE @ Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse - January 27, 2009 (7,000)
Sho Funaki defeated Zack Ryder
Smackdown! - 1/30/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Matt Hardy in which he brought with him and sat in the same steel chair he struck Jeff Hardy in the back with at the Royal Rumble; Matt said he would no longer share the spotlight with Jeff, who he said was at home and would stay at home; during the segment, clips of the Hardys and Jeff's recent accidents were shown; Matt then said no one could prove he was behind any of Jeff's accidents but that it wasn't an accident what he did to Jeff at the Rumble; Matt said Jeff was a constant mistake and he often had to cover for him; he then said he had tried his hardest to be a role model but the fans instead took to Jeff, who he called irresponsible; Matt said he no longer considered Jeff his partner or brother; included a look at the first WrestleMania and how the event has changed over the years; featured a vignette promoting the return of Umaga later in the broadcast; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read almost three times as many viewers watched the previous week's Smackdown! than the Winter X Games on ESPN; featured a look at the history of the Elimination Chamber; included an ad for "Edge: A Decade of Decadence;" featured a vignette showing Vladimir Kozlov in training; included an ad for "WWE The Music Vol. 9: Voices;" featured footage of Mickey Rourke commenting from the SAG awards that he would be at WrestleMania and Chris Jericho appearing on Larry King Live! with Rourke earlier in the week, during which Jericho said he didn't have respect for Rourke; included Vickie Guerrero introducing WWE World Champion Edge, with Edge then saying all the fans were wrong when they said he wouldn't walk out with the title; Edge then said "For the benefit of those with flash photography..." and made a new pose with him kissing Vickie; moments later, the Big Show appeared for his scheduled match; included a look at WrestleMania 21 and Edge winning the first Money in the Bank ladder match; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more men watched the previous week's Smackdown! than any other show on television; included the trailer of World Heavyweight Champion John Cena's "12 Rounds," in theaters March 27; included Eve speaking backstage about Cena's movie until she was interrupted and insulted by Michelle McCool, with Eve then slapping Michelle:
R Truth pinned The Brian Kendrick with the scissors kick at 2:14; prior to the bout, Ezikial Jackson escorted Kendrick ringside but was ejected by the referee before the contest began
MVP pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 5:12 with the Drive By after avoiding Guerrero's frog splash; prior to the bout, it was announced that tickets for WrestleMania Axxess would go on sale the following morning; after the match, Tazz conducted an in-ring interview with MVP regarding his 20-week losing streak and recent wins, during which MVP set his sights on the WWE US Title
Umaga pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with the thumb strike to the throat at 1:44 (Umaga's TV return after a 6-month absence) (Umaga's debut with new theme music)
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: The Undertaker defeated Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) via submission with the Hell's Gate at 5:25 following a chokeslam
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: The Big Show pinned Festus (w/ Jesse) with the right hand punch at 2:39; after the bout, Show hit the chokeslam on Jesse
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Triple H defeated the Great Khali (w/ Rujin Singh) and Vladimir Kozlov at 9:05 by pinning Khali with the Pedigree after Kozlov struck Khali with the headbutt to the chest and was then knocked to the floor by Triple H
Smackdown! - 2/6/09:
Vladimir Kozlov won a battle royal
MVP defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match
The Brian Kendrick, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated R-Truth, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon
Michelle McCool defeated Eve
Umaga defeated Sho Funaki
The Undertaker & Triple H defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & the Big Show
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated the Big Show in a steel cage match

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Champaign, IL - Assembly Hall - January 30, 2009
Matt Hardy did not appear as scheduled due to jumping to Smackdown!
WWE IC Champion CM Punk pinned Kane
Dolph Ziggler defeated Jamie Noble
WWE Women's Champion Melina defeated Beth Phoenix
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger defeated Tommy Dreamer
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Mike Knox
Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes defeated Kofi Kingston & Cryme Tyme
Shawn Michaels pinned Chris Jericho

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Dothan, AL - Civic Center - January 31, 2009
Eve served as hostess for the show
MVP defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match
Umaga defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
Kizarny defeated Eric Escobar
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson
The Great Khali defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Nikki Bella defeated Natalya Neidhart
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Triple H and Vladimir Kozlov

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Hammond, IN - Civic Center - January 31, 2009 (4,000; sell out)
Matt Hardy did not appear as scheduled due to jumping to Smackdown!
WWE IC Champion CM Punk pinned Kane with a roll up after the challenger hit an exposed turnbuckle
Dolph Ziggler defeated Jamie Noble
WWE Women's Champion Melina defeated Beth Phoenix
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Mike Knox
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger defeated Tommy Dreamer
Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes defeated Kofi Kingston & Cryme Tyme when Orton pinned Shad with the RKO
Shawn Michaels pinned Chris Jericho

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Center - February 1, 2009 (matinee)
The return to the city after more than a 2-year absence
Jeff Hardy did not appear as scheduled due to selling the injury he sustained at the Royal Rumble; refunds were offered; Brie & Nikki Bella served as hostesses for the show
MVP pinned WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match
Umaga pinned Jimmy Wang Yang
Kizarny pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr.
The Great Khali defeated Eric Escobar
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson when Carlito pinned Kendrick with the Back Stabber
Eve pinned Natalya Neidhart
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Triple H and Vladimir Kozlov by pinning Kozlov after Triple H dropped Kozlov with the Pedgiree but was knocked to the floor by Edge; after the match, Triple H twice dropped Edge with the Pedigree; moments later, Edge went to attack referee Scott Armstrong but Armstrong knocked him to the floor with a dropkick

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Cape Girardeau, MO - Show Me Center - February 1, 2009
Kofi Kingston defeated Dolph Ziggler
WWE Women's Champion Melina defeated Beth Phoenix
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger defeated Tommy Dreamer
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Kane
Randy Orton pinned WWE IC Champion CM Punk in a non-title match
Mike Knox won a 6-man battle royal; stipulations stated the winner would earn a spot in the Raw Elimination Chamber at No Way Out; other participants included: Ted Dibiase Jr., Cody Rhodes, Cryme Tyme, and Dolph Ziggler
Shawn Michaels pinned Chris Jericho

WWE @ St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center - February 2, 2009 (12,000)
Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) pinned DJ Gabriel (w/ Alicia Fox) with the powerslam
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by Shane McMahon in which he said Randy Orton had talked of wanting to face Shane at No Way Out, with Shane then accepting the challenge to a no holds barred match; moments later, Orton appeared at the entrance stage and said he told Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes not to fight back when Shane came out at the end of the previous week's show and that he didn't fight back because the rest of the Raw roster would have stepped in; Orton then said Shane could join Vince McMahon in the hospital after No Way Out; Orton then slowly approached the ring and slid inside as Dibiase & Rhodes came through the crowd; Shane quickly cleared the ring with a kendo stick; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched the previous week's ECW than any program on VH1, A&E, MTV, Comedy Central, or The CW; featured a video package on WrestleMania 2, the boxing fight between Mr. T and Roddy Piper, and WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy in a steel cage match; included footage from "Showbiz Tonight," "Access Hollywood," and "Larry King Live!" hyping Mickey Rourke potentially appearing at WrestleMania and of Rourke and Chris Jericho appearing on King together; featured a backstage segment with Orton, Rhodes, and Dibiase in which nothing could be heard because the three were too far down the hallway; included an in-ring promo by Jericho in which he insulted "The Wrestler" and said Ric Flair was the inspiration for Rourke's character because he too ended up washed up and is now signing autographs in high school gyms and giving interviews to low rent websites; Jericho, who also noted Roddy Piper and Jimmy Snuka, said they were all leeches on the industry; moments later, World Heavyweight Champion John Cena interrupted on the big screen, said Jericho was doing everything that he insulted others for, and said he would shut him up in their match later in the night; included a backstage segment in which Shane and Stephanie McMahon walked down the hallway until Shane was jumped and triple teamed by Orton, Rhodes, and Dibiase; two men tried to intervene but were beaten down as well; moments later, Orton sized Shane up for the boot to the head but then went after Stephanie, with Shane then stepping in the way and getting kicked in the back; Dean Malenko, Mike Rotundo, and others then broke up the fight; featured an ad for WWE pay-per-view; included a video package recapping WrestleMania X and Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart and WWF IC Champion Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels in a ladder match; featured the announcement that Triple H & the Undertaker would face WWE World Champion Edge & the Big Show the coming Friday on Smackdown!; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more men watched the previous week's Smackdown! than "20/20" or "Dateline;" featured the announcement Flair would be on Raw the following week; included an in-ring segment in which John Bradshaw Layfield introduced Michaels for an employee appraisal; after JBL ran down Michaels' recent failures, Michaels claimed the fault wasn't his but JBL's; moments later, JBL proposed he face Michaels in a winner take all match at No Way Out, with Michaels winning his severance package if he won and JBL owning Michaels' name for life if he won; after some goading by JBL, Michaels accepted the challenge, with JBL then stating Michaels couldn't touch him before the pay-per-view or the deal was off; JBl then physically goaded Michaels until Michaels left ringside; featured the announcement Finlay would face ECW World Champion Jack Swagger the following night on ECW; included a backstage segment with Stephanie and Kane in which she said Kane would be in the Elimination Chamber and that Orton would face the Undertaker the following week on Raw, thanks to Kane's help:
William Regal & Layla defeated WWE IC Champion CM Punk & Mickie James at 3:18 when Regal pinned Punk with the running knee to the head as Punk went to climb back into the ring, moments after Regal pulled Punk off the apron to the floor; prior to the bout, it was announced Regal would challenge Punk for the title the following week
Cryme Tyme defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes via disqualification at 2:47 when Shad was illegally double teamed; after the bout, Dibiase & Rhodes hit an elevated DDT double team on Shad before then leaving the ring; moments later, JTG and several referees tended to Shad
Kane & Mike Knox defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kofi Kingston at 11:43 when Kane pinned Mysterio with the chokeslam after catching him in mid-air as Mysterio attempted a springboard into the ring; prior to the bout, still photos were shown of Knox winning a battle royal the previous night in Cape Girardeau, MO, thus earning a spot in the Raw Elimination Chamber at No Way Out
Beth Phoenix (w/ Santino Marella & Rosa Mendez) pinned Candice Michelle with the Glam Slam at 2:37; after the bout, Rosa threw Candice to the floor
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defeated Chris Jericho in a non-title match via submission with the STF at 12:32 after reversing the Walls of Jericho
ECW - 2/3/09 - featured a backstage segment with Jamie Noble and Teddy Long in which Noble said he would save the show in Matt Hardy's absence; included highlights from WrestleMania 2, the boxing fight between Mr. T and Roddy Piper, and the steel cage match between WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan and King Kong Bundy; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE programs can be seen in 465 million homes worldwide, more than the NBA, MLB, and NFL combined; included Todd Grisham, from the commentary table, speaking with ECW World Champion Jack Swagger backstage regarding his upcoming match against Finlay:
Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) pinned Tommy Dreamer with a neckbreaker at 3:39; after the commercial break, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin made fun of Dreamer, still in the ring, and laughed at him when he said he really thought he had a chance at winning the ECW World Title; Mizanin eventually told Dreamer to pack it up and go home and wait for that call from the WWE Hall of Fame that's never going to come; after Mizanin brought up Dreamer's family, Dreamer lunged at Mizanin but was quickly double teamed and sustained the Reality Check
The Boogeyman pinned Jamie Noble with the pumphandle slam at 3:49 (Noble's ECW debut)
Finlay pinned ECW World Champion Jack Swagger (w/ Hornswoggle) in a non-title match at 12:53 with a clothesline and the Celtic Cross after Hornswoggle hit Swagger in the ankle with a shillelagh behind the referee's back (Swagger's first loss)
Dark match after the taping: WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Randy Orton in a streetfight with the FU

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Tupelo, MS - Bancorp South Arena - February 2, 2009 (2,700)
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson
Kizarny defeated Eric Escobar
Umaga defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
Eve defeated Natalya Neidhart
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the headbutt to the chest; Kozlov worked the match as a babyface
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned MVP with the Paydirt
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated the Great Khali; after the bout, Edge argued with referee Scott Armstrong until Armstrong knocked him to the floor with a dropkick

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Vancouver, British Columbia - Agrodome - February 6, 2009 (5,500; sell out)
WWE IC Champion CM Punk pinned William Regal with the Go To Sleep
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Goldust & Charlie Haas after Mizanin hit the Reality Check; Haas worked the match as Bret Hart
Mark Henry pinned Tommy Dreamer with the powerslam
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kofi Kingston defeated Kane & Mike Knox when Mysterio pinned Knox with the 619 and springboard splash
Finlay defeated ECW World Champion Jack Swagger via disqualification when Swagger hit the challenger in the leg with a steel chair; after the bout, Finlay and Hornswoggle double teamed the champion
Beth Phoenix pinned Kelly Kelly with the Glam Slam
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defeated Randy Orton and Chris Jericho by pinning Orton with the FU

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Kennewick, WA - Toyota Center - February 6, 2009 (2,000)
The return after a 3-year absence
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikial Jackson when Carlito pinned Kendrick with the Back Stabber after avoiding The Kendrick
Umaga pinned Hurricane Helms with the thumb strike to the throat
R Truth pinned Eric Escobar
WWE World Champion Edge pinned Jeff Hardy with the spear after the challenger struck an exposed turnbuckle; after the match, Hardy hit the Twist of Fate and Swanton
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Michelle McCool & Natalya Neidhart when Natalya was pinned
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned MVP with the Paydirt
Triple H & the Undertaker defeated Vladimir Kozlov & the Big Show when Show submitted to Taker's Hell's Gate

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Yakima, WA - Sundome - February 7, 2009
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikial Jackson
Umaga defeated Hurricane Helms
R Truth defeated Eric Escobar
WWE World Champion Edge defeated Jeff Hardy
Maria & Eve defeated Michelle McCool & Natalya Neidhart
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin defeated MVP
Triple H & the Undertaker defeated the Big Show & Vladimir Kozlov

WWE (Raw) @ Victoria, British Columbia - Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre - February 7, 2009 (5,000)
WWE IC Champion CM Punk pinned William Regal with the Go To Sleep
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Goldust & Charlie Haas when Mizanin pinned Haas with a roll up; Haas worked the match as Hulk Hogan
Mark Henry pinned Tommy Dreamer with the powerslam
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kofi Kingston defeated Kane & Mike Knox when Mysterio pinned Knox
Finlay fought ECW World Champion Jack Swagger to a no contest when Swagger attacked Finlay before the match began; moments later, Finlay ducked a chair shot and, with Hornswoggle, double teamed Swagger
Beth Phoenix pinned Kelly Kelly with the Glam Slam
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defeated Randy Orton and Chris Jericho by pinning Orton with the FU
Following the show, there was an altercation between Chris Jericho and a female fan as Jericho was leaving the arena; witness reports stated the fan spat at Jericho, with Jericho then spitting back; moments later, the fan's boyfriend threw a punch at Jericho, with Jericho retaliating and then leaving then parking lot; police responded several minutes later; the incident was captured on cell phone video by several fans

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Barstow, CA - February 8, 2009
Cancelled

WWE @ Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena - February 8, 2009 (9,500)
WWE IC Champion CM Punk defeated William Regal
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Charlie Haas & Goldust; Haas worked the match as Hulk Hogan
Mark Henry defeated Tommy Dreamer
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kofi Kingston defeated Kane & Mike Knox
Finlay defeated ECW World Champion Jack Swagger via disqualification
Beth Phoenix defeated Kelly Kelly
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defeated Chris Jericho and Randy Orton

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Theater - February 8, 2009 (4,000; sell out)
The show was initially announced for the larger Rabobank Arena on Feb. 9; Nikki & Brie Bella served as hosts for the show
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikial Jackson
Umaga defeated Hurricane Helms
R Truth defeated Eric Escobar
WWE World Champion Edge defeated Jeff Hardy
Maria & Eve defeated Michelle McCool & Natalya Neidhart
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin defeated MVP
Triple H & the Undertaker defeated the Big Show & Vladimir Kozlov

WWE @ Oakland, CA - ORACLE Arena - February 9, 2009
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by Ric Flair in which he said he was happy to see the fans again; before Flair spoke, a photo was shown from the December premiere in Los Angeles of "The Wrestler" of Flair posing with Mickey Rourke; moments later, Chris Jericho interrupted and showed footage of him hugging Flair the day after Flair retired at WrestleMania, then noting he wouldn't have hugged Flair had he known Flair was going to prostitute himself for any two-bit promoter; Flair then said he had too much respect for the WWE and Shawn Michaels to ever wrestle again; Jericho then said Flair had to be the center of attention, with Flair agreeing and saying he would never retire from the business; Jericho then called himself a locker room leader and said the boys in the back respected him moreso than Flair; Jericho then said the fans could care less for Flair or any other legend and that all the fans would do is go home, put their photos on Facebook, and forget about Flair and the others; Jericho then told Flair to stop catering to the fans for his own sake; when Flair said no, Jericho told the fans to take their photos of Flair while they still had their chance and then told Flair to strut and go Wooo! and all his other tricks; Flair then punched Jericho out of the ring before then strutting; included highlights from WrestleMania III and the feud between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read "Voices" was the #1 soundtrack in America, beating out "Twilight," "Cadillac Records," and "Slumdog Millionaire;" included a backstage segment with Shawn Michaels and John Bradshaw Layfield in which JBL told Michaels he would be facing Mark Henry later in the show; featured Randy Orton, alongside Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes, cutting a promo at the entrance stage in which he said he would be world champion at WrestleMania and none of the McMahons could stop him; Orton then said he was never going to kick Stephanie McMahon in the head - he was just sending Shane McMahon a message; Orton then said the Undertaker can't beat him and then asked Shane what kind of a chance he thought he would have at No Way Out; Dibiase & Orton then went to the ring for their scheduled match; included footage of World Heavyweight Champion John Cena the previous Tuesday in Orlando helping kick off Gillette's Fusion Gamer Razer, alongside the likes of Derek Jeter and Tiger Woods; several members of the Oakland Raiders were in attendance; featured a backstage segment with Stephanie in which he was speaking on the phone about Orton and his potentially coming into her office; included highlights from WrestleMania 13 and the performances of Rocky Maivia, Steve Austin, and the Undertaker; featured footage from the previous night of Rourke winning a BAFTA award in England; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read 15 million people watch WWE each week in the US and noted that's more than those who watch "CSI: Miami," "Survivor," "House," "The Office," and "The Simpsons":
Beth Phoenix (w/ Santino Marella & Rosa Mendez) & Jillian Hall defeated WWE Women's Champion Melina & Kelly Kelly at 2:38 when Phoenix pinned Melina with the Glam Slam after Mendez tripped Melina from the floor; prior to the bout, it was announced Phoenix would challenge Melina the following week
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Cryme Tyme at 3:25 when Rhodes pinned JTG with the Crossroads
Chris Jericho, Mike Knox, & Kane defeated World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, Rey Mysterio Jr., & Kofi Kingston at around the 11-minute mark when Jericho pinned Kingston by hitting the Code Breaker as Kingston came off the top; after the match, Jericho, Kane, and Knox looked at each other before Jericho left the ring (the bout began during the commercial break)
Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) defeated Shawn Michaels via disqualification at 1:01 when Michaels handed Henry a steel chair and then superkicked it into Henry's face; prior to the bout, John Bradshaw Layfield took a seat at ringside; after the contest, JBL grabbed the mic and told Michaels if he tried anything similar at No Way Out then JBL would win and everything Shawn Michaels would belong to JBL; JBL then told Michaels to bring his wife to the pay-per-view to see first-hand how broken down Michaels has become; as JBL went to leave the ring, he told Michaels that Michaels' wife would always have a job available in JBL's office
WWE IC Champion CM Punk pinned William Regal (w/ Layla) with the Go To Sleep at 2:49; prior to the bout, CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees was shown in attendance
The Undertaker defeated Randy Orton via disqualification at 8:50 when Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes attacked Taker as he had Orton set up for the tombstone; prior to the bout, Stephanie McMahon was shown watching on from her office; after the contest, the Legacy triple teamed Taker until Shane McMahon ran out and helped clear the ring; moments later, Taker hit the chokeslam on Dibiase and Shane followed with the Van Terminator using a trash can

WWE @ Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center - February 10, 2009
Jamie Noble defeated Cima
ECW - 2/10/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by ECW World Champion Jack Swagger regarding his upcoming title defense against Finlay at No Way Out, with Swagger then calling out Hornswoggle; moments later, Christian appeared, made fun of Swagger's lisp, and then issued a challenge to whomever comes out of the pay-per-view with the ECW title; Swagger then said Christian wasn't a threat, with Christian then punching Swagger in the face (Christian's surprise return after a nearly 4-year absence); following the commercial break, Teddy Long told Swagger he would be facing Christian later in the show after Swagger attempted to take the night off; included an ad promoting "The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event" DVD; featured a backstage segment in which Jamie Noble interrupted Long and Tiffany and said he needed to be treated better than having to face the Boogeyman; moments later, Long spoke with Natalya Neidhart & Tyson Kidd (TJ Wilson) regarding their arrival in ECW; included a backstage segment with Finlay, Hornswoggle, and Christian in which Finlay welcomed Christian to ECW and said he would be ECW Champion after No Way Out; featured a vignette promoting the return of Evan Bourne; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read "Voices" was the #1 soundtrack in America, beating out "Twilight," "Cadillac Records," and "Slumdog Millionaire;":
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ WWE Raw Tag Team Champion John Morrison) pinned Tommy Dreamer at 3:08 with a modified jawbreaker after Dreamer knocked Morrison off the ring apron
Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) pinned Bao Nguyen with a springboard legdrop into the ring at 1:30; after the bout, Jamie Noble came out to the entrance stage to watch Kidd (Kidd's debut)
Christian pinned ECW World Champion Jack Swagger in a non-title match at 11:33 with the Unprettier after Finlay hit Swagger with his shillelagh as the referee was distracted by Hornswoggle; early in the bout, Finlay & Hornswoggle appeared ringside to provide guest commentary for the match (Christian's in-ring return after a nearly 4-year absence)
Smackdown! - 2/14/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Edge and Vickie Guerrero in which Edge said he suffered a neck injury the previous week as a result of the Undertaker's tombstone after Edge's tag team partner the Big Show punched him in the face; Vickie then said Edge would be part of the Elimination Chamber at No Way Out but would not wrestle later in the show to protect his health; after Edge said he would walk out with the title at the end of No Way Out, Show came out and said while Edge could avoid wrestling later in the night, he would still have to put the title up at No Way Out; after Show and Edge had words, Vickie booked Show to face Triple H, Vladimir Kozlov, and the Undertaker in the main event; included highlights from WrestleMania 13 and the performances of Rocky Maivia, Steve Austin, and the Undertaker, followed by a vignette of Taker cutting a promo on his upcoming participation in the Elimination Chamber; featured a backstage segment with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon and Nikki & Brie Bella in which the Bellas thanked the Colons for their Valentine's Day flowers; moments later, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin interrupting and saying they sent the flowers, with Nikki proposing the two teams wrestle later in the show with the winners taking her and her sister out the next night; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million photos of ringside action had been viewed the previous month on WWE.com; featured footage of Jerr Hardy arriving to the arena and being greeted by Jimmy Wang Yang, R Truth, the Great Khali, Eve, and Maria; included an in-ring promo by Jeff regarding Matt Hardy costing him the WWE World Title at the Royal Rumble, during which footage of their career and childhood was shown, and said he would regain his title at No Way Out; featured an ad for the "Best of Saturday Night's Main Event;" included Eve conducting a backstage interivew with Maria regarding her match later in the show against Michelle McCool; featured highlights from WrestleMania III and the feud between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Triple H regarding his participation in the night's main event and in the upcoming Elimination Chamber; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more men under 50 watched the previous week's ECW than any program on NBC, ABC, CBS, or FOX:
MVP defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via disqualification at 3:26 when WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin interfered and dropped MVP with the Paydirt after Guerrero sustained the Drive By; after the bout, Guerrero hit the frog splash on MVP as Benjamin watched on from the ramp
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon (w/ Brie & Nikki Bella) in a non-title match at 10:33 when Morrison pinned Primo with the Moonlight Drive after Mizanin shoved Primo off the top behind the referee's back; stipulations stated the winners would take the Bella twins out the following night; after the contest, Morrison & Mizanin left ringside with the Bellas
R Truth pinned Ezikial Jackson (w/ The Brian Kendrick) at 2:57 by reversing the uranagi into a victory roll
Maria pinned Michelle McCool with a roll up at 3:40 after Michelle became distracted by Eve, who came ringside late in the match; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Michelle beating Eve the previous week
Triple H, the Undertaker, Vladimir Kozlov, and the Big Show fought to a no contest at 12:50 when, after each man hit his finisher, WWE World Champion Edge ran out and dropped Show - the last man standing - with the spear to end the broadcast
Dark match after the taping: Jeff Hardy & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE World Champion Edge & Matt Hardy in a steel cage match

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - February 13, 2009 (12,000)
Michael Clarke Duncan was in attendance; Candice Michelle was the host of the show
WWE IC Champion CM Punk pinned William Regal with the Go To Sleep
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Cryme Tyme when Morrison pinned Shad with the Moonlight Drive; prior to the bout, Morrison noted his mother was in attendance
Mark Henry pinned Tommy Dreamer with the powerslam
WWE Women's Champion Melina pinned Beth Phoenix; prior to the bout, Santino Marella cut an in-ring promo about visiting Hollywood and being told by a gay director that he could be a model; before the contest, Marella went backstage
The Big Show pinned The Brian Kendrick with the chokeslam
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger fought Finlay to a no contest when the two brawled before the match began
Shawn Michaels & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Randy Orton & Kane when Michaels pinned Kane with the superkick
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defeated Chris Jericho in a steel cage match following a FU from the top rope

No Way Out 09 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena - February 15, 2009 (matinee) (11,362)
WWE Women's Champion Melina pinned Beth Phoenix
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Tazz on commentary for Smackdown!, Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, and Todd Grisham & Matt Striker on commentary for ECW; included a backstage segment with Edge and Vickie Guerrero in which Edge asked for the Elimination Chamber to be restarted because his shoulder was up, with Vickie then blaming him until she then apologized; featured a backstage promo by Randy Orton in which he said he would make his legacy as the expense of the McMahon family and would take Shane McMahon apart piece by piece; included a video package highlighting the first WrestleMania; featured the announcement that Shane had been taken to a hospital following his match with Orton; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 25; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Chris Jericho regarding his participation later in the Elimination Chamber, during which Jericho said after he regained the World Heavyweight Title he would challenge Ric Flair to come out of retirement and face him at WrestleMania; moments later, Jericho said he would leave Flair alone but he would take back the title:
Triple H defeated the Undertaker, Jeff Hardy, the Big Show, Vladimir Kozlov, and WWE World Champion Edge to win the title in an Elimination Chamber match at 36:01; Hardy pinned Edge at 3:03 with an inside cradle as Edge attempted the spear; Taker pinned Kozlov with a powerbomb out of the corner at 23:01; Triple H pinned Show at 26:14 after Show sustained a superplex from Taker, Pedigree from Triple H, and Swanton from Hardy off the top of a pod; Taker pinned Hardy with the tombstone at 28:33; Triple H pinned Taker with the Pedigree after avoiding the powerbomb; during the final minutes of the match, the crowd was split with chants of "Undertaker" and "Triple H" (Kozlov's first pinfall loss on TV)
Randy Orton pinned Shane McMahon in a no holds barred match at 18:18 with the RKO after avoiding a kick to the head by Shane; prior to the bout, Stephanie McMahon was shown watching on backstage; mid-way through the bout, Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes interfered on behalf of Orton but were fought off by Shane, with Shane eventually hitting the Van Terminator on Rhodes; moments later, Orton ordered Dibiase to take Rhodes backstage and make sure he was OK; after the contest, Orton acted as though he was going to kick Shane in the head but instead left the ring
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) with the gutwrench powerbomb at 8:00 after sending Finlay into Hornswoggle on the ring apron, knocking Hornswoggle to the floor
Shawn Michaels pinned John Bradshaw Layfield at 13:20 with the superkick; Rebecca, Michaels' wife, sat ringside for the match; stipulations stated JBL would own Michaels' likeness if JBL won and Michaels would recieve all the money owed to him by JBL and be released from working for him if Michaels won; after the bout, Michaels kissed his wife at ringside before lifting her over the ringside barrier and the two walking backstage
Edge (sub. for Kofi Kingston) defeated World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, Kane, Mike Knox, Rey Mysterio Jr., and Chris Jericho to win the title in an Elimination Chamber match at 29:49; Mysterio pinned Kane at 9:40 with a senton off the top of a pod, moments after Kane sustained Mysterio's 619 and Jericho's Code Breaker; Jericho pinned Knox with the Code Breaker at 14:44; Edge pinned Cena at 22:22 with the spear after Cena sustained Jericho's Code Breaker and Mysterio's 619; Mysterio pinned Jericho by reversing the Walls of Jericho into a roll up at 23:54; prior to the bout, Edge attacked Kingston from behind as Kingston made his entrance, laid him across the ring steps, and hit a Con-Chair-Two; moments later, Edge jumped in the ring and barricaded himself inside one of the pods as Mysterio came out to tend to Kingston, who was then helped backstage by officials

WWE @ Spokane, WA - Arena - February 16, 2009
Dolph Ziggler defeated DJ Gabriel
Raw - featured an opening introduction by Vickie Guerrero of Edge as the new World Heavyweight Champion; moments later, Edge, alongside Vickie, cut an in-ring promo on his losing the WWE World Title the previous night at No Way Out and then entering the Raw Elimination Chamber to win the World Heavyweight Title; Vickie then said she was in charge of the show once Stephanie McMahon followed Shane McMahon to the hospital and said Edge was the most deserving person to take Kofi Kingston's spot; after the two kissed, John Cena appeared, congratulated Edge on his title win, and challenged Edge to a rematch; after Edge said he wasn't competing later in the night and was going back to Smackdown!, Cena told him to say hi to Festus and Sho Funaki for him and that while Edge could go back to Smackdown!, he still gets a rematch; Edge recapped his history with Cena dating back to 2006 with Cena then saying he would find Edge if Edge tried to hide; included a backstage promo by Shane in which he challenged Randy Orton to an unsanctioned fight later in the show; featured an ad for WrestleMania 25; included a backstage segment in which Stephanie tried to talk Shane out of his fight later in the show with Orton; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE had the #1 DVD on the sports charts for 33 weeks in 2008; featured an in-ring promo by Chris Jericho in which he asked the Oscar voters not to give the award to Mickey Rourke because it would give the bad impression to all the legends that continue to wrestle past their prime; moments later, Roddy Piper appeared and called Jericho out for judging he and the other legends and praised "The Wrestler" for its portrayal of the physical and emotional pain; Piper then talked about competing in the 2008 Royal Rumble and how it was like competing in the first WrestleMania because it brought back so many memories that Jericho was trying to bury; Piper then extended his hand to Jericho but Jericho punched him to the mat and repeatedly kicked him while yelling at him to crawl for Jericho's respect; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Orton regarding Shane's challenge, with Orton taking offense to Shane's claim that he needed Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes' help to win; featured highlights from WrestleMania IX and the WWF World Title matches involving Bret Hart, Yokozuna, and Hulk Hogan; included an in-ring promo by John Bradshaw Layfield in whic he said his people had written a check to Shawn Michaels, making Michaels once again financially secure; JBL then said his initial goal was to become world champion at WrestleMania but he now has higher goals to end the WrestleMania streak of the Undertaker; moments later, Michaels interrupted, bragged over his win against JBL the previous night, and said he should be the one to face Taker at WrestleMania; the two then agreed to a match the following week to determine who would face Taker; featured an ad for the "Best of Saturday Night's Main Event" DVD; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million diva photos had been viewed on WWE.com over the past month; featured the announcement that Terry Funk & Dory Funk Jr. would be inducted into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame class by Dusty Rhodes; included the announcement that Christian & Finlay would face ECW World Champion Jack Swagger & Mark Henry the following night on ECW; featured a backstage segment in which Stephanie was shown speaking on the phone with someone, telling them to get to the arena before Shane got hurt:
William Regal (w/ Layla), Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated WWE IC Champion CM Punk & Cryme Tyme at 8:10 when Dibiase pinned JTG with Dream Street
Kane pinned Jamie Noble at the 15-second mark with the chokeslam; prior to the bout, Noble cut an in-ring promo saying he couldn't wait for his memorable WrestleMania moment
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Mike Knox at 9:44 with a roll up after Knox struck the ringpost shoulder-first
WWE Women's Champion Melina pinned Beth Phoenix (w/ Santino Marella & Rosa Mendez) with a rolling cradle at 2:52 after Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, and Candice Michelle countered the interference of Marella and Mendez on the floor
Randy Orton fought Shane McMahon to a no contest in an unsanctioned fight at the 7:30 mark when Ted Dibiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes attacked Shane, with Rhodes dropping him with the Crossroads before Orton kicked Shane in the head; moments later, Stephanie McMahon and trainers came out to tend to Shane; as Shane was fitted with a neckbrace, Stephanie pleaded with Orton to leave him alone; Orton responded by dropping her with the RKO; WWE World Champion Triple H then ran into the ring, tending to Stephanie as Orton, Rhodes, & Dibiase fled ringside; Triple H, shaking in anger, then stared at Orton as the show came to a close
ECW - 2/17/09 - featured the announcement that Christian would challenge ECW World Champion Jack Swagger the following week; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's ECW was the Sci-Fi Channel's most watched program for the 20th week in a row; featured a backstage segment with Christian, Finlay, and Hornswoggle in which Christian asked whether Hornswoggle wouldn't be too much of a distraction at ringside, with Finlay saying he would be fine; included a vignette promoting the return of Evan Bourne; featured highlights from WrestleMania XIV, the dawning of the Attitude Era, Kane dropping Pete Rose with the tombstone, Steve Austin winning the WWF World Title from Shawn Michaels with Mike Tyson making the pinfall, and Tyson knocking Michaels out after the match; included a backstage segment with Tommy Dreamer and Ricky Ortiz in which Ortiz tried to inspire Dreamer after his loss; featured the announcement Terry & Dory Funk Jr. would be inducted into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame:
Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) pinned the Boogeyman with a roll up at 1:46 as Boogeyman went to reach for his bag of worms; after the bout, Boogeyman scared Katie and Paul from ringside
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion John Morrison pinned Tommy Dreamer at 3:55 with a kick to the midsection and the Moonlight Drive as Dreamer came off the top; WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin accompanied Morrison to the ring before the match but was ejected late in the contest
Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) pinned Caden Mathews at 1:36 with a springboard elbowdrop into the ring
Christian & Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) defeated ECW World Champion Jack Swagger & Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) when Christian pinned Swagger at 13:03 by reversing the gutwrench powerbomb into the Unprettier

WWE @ Portland, OR - Rose Garden - February 17, 2009
Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Eric Escobar
Smackdown! - 2/20/09:
WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Michelle McCool defeated Maria & Eve
MVP & R Truth defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin & Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Umaga defeated Scotty Goldman (Goldman's last appearance)
Jeff Hardy defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge via disqualification in a non-title match
Smackdown! - 2/27/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by John Cena in which he addressed the Smackdown! fans for the first time in 2 years, cut a promo on World Heavyweight Champion Edge, and issued a challenge for a title match; moments later, Edge appeared and accepted the challenge until Vickie Guerrero came out and said Edge wouldn't be competing; Cena then said he promised the fans he would get his hands on Edge and didn't want to let them down; as he went to leave the ring, Vickie stopped him and said he would have to face the Big Show later in the night, with Show then joining Edge and Vickie on the stage; included a vignette promoting the return of Gail Kim; featured the announcement Ricky Steambot would be inducted into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame; included a WrestleMania 25 ad set to AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million diva photos had been viewed on WWE.com over the past month; included highlights of Randy Savage winning the WWF World Title tournament at WrestleMania IV and losing it to Hulk Hogan the following year at WrestleMania V; featured a trailer for Cena's "12 Rounds":
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin at 12:16 when Carlito pinned Morrison with the Back Stabber after avoiding the Moonlight Drive; only the Smackdown! titles were at stake in the match; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Morrison & Mizanin's recent date with Brie & Nikki Bella, with Carlito & Primo accientally smashing the Bellas in the face with food; after the contest, the Colons left ringside with the Bellas, who appeared mid-way through the bout
Vladimir Kozlov pinned the Undertaker at 12:00 by reversing Old School into a powerslam
Jeff Hardy fought Matt Hardy to a no contest when Jeff came out in street clothes, grabbed the mic, and cut a promo saying he would never wrestle Matt; Matt then took the mic, said he wasn't Jeff's brother, and that the fans make him physically sick when they cheer for Jeff; Matt then said he was the more talented of the two and then goaded Jeff to fight him, eventually slapping him twice across the face; Jeff then left the ring, shaking his head no
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match at 2:50 with a roll up and cradle as Benjamin stared at MVP, who provided guest commentary, on the floor; after the contest, Benjamin stared down at Chavo, outside the ring, until MVP sneaked up behind him and hit the Drive By
The Big Show pinned John Cena at 20:01 with a right hand punch and the chokeslam after Cena became distracted by World Heavyweight Champion Edge, who appeared ringside during the closing moments of the match; Edge and Vickie Guerrero were shown watching the match backstage early in the bout; after the contest, Edge verbally berated Cena in the ring

WWE @ Tijuana, Mexico - Las Playas Bullring - February 18, 2009

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Leon, Mexico - Plaza de Toros la Luz - February 19, 2009 (10,000; sell out)
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikial Jackson when Carlito pinned Kendrick
Umaga pinned the Great Khali with the thumb strike to the throat
Sho Funaki defeated Eric Escobar
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin defeated MVP
Brie Bella defeated Michelle McCool
The Undertaker & Jeff Hardy defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & the Big Show
WWE World Champion Triple H defeated Vladimir Kozlov

WWE (Raw) @ Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Superstore Arena - February 20, 2009
Kelly Kelly hosted the show
WWE Women's Champion Melina & Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix & Jillian Hall when Melina pinned Jillian
Tommy Dreamer defeated Paul Burchill
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Cryme Tyme
WWE IC Champion CM Punk pinned Kane with a springboard clothesline
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Christian by blocking a victory roll
Chris Jericho pinned Kofi Kingston with the Code Breaker as Kingston came off the top
John Cena pinned Randy Orton with the FU after avoiding Orton's kick to the head; stipulations stated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes were banned from ringside and if they interfered then they and Orton would be left off the WrestleMania card

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Guadalajara, Mexico - VFG Arena - February 20, 2009 (10,000; sell out)
The Great Khali defeated Eric Escobar
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Sho Funaki
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin defeated MVP and WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Carlito
Michelle McCool & Natalya Neidhart defeated Brie & Nikki Bella
The Undertaker & Jeff Hardy defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Umaga
WWE World Champion Triple h defeated the Big Show

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Lima, Peru - National Stadium - February 21, 2009 (15,000)
The Great Khali defeated Eric Escobar
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Sho Funaki
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin defetaed MVP and WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Carlito
Nikki Bella defeated Michelle McCool
The Undertaker & Jeff Hardy defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Umaga
WWE World Champion Triple H defeated the Big Show

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Bristol, TN - Viking Hall - February 21, 2009 (4,000)
WWE Women's Champion Melina & Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix & Jillian Hall
Tommy Dreamer defeated Paul Burchill
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Cryme Tyme
WWE IC Champion CM Punk defeated Kane
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger defeated Christian
Chris Jericho defeated Kofi Kingston
John Cena defeated Randy Orton

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Asheville, NC - Civic Center - February 22, 2009 (matinee) (3,500)
Kelly Kelly hosted the show
WWE Women's Champion Melina & Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix & Jillian Hall when Melina pinned Jillian with a roll up after Jillian hit the corner
Tommy Dreamer pinned Paul Burchill with the DDT
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Cryme Tyme when Dibiase pinned Shad with the Dream Street
WWE IC Champion CM Punk pinned Kane with a springboard clothesline after the challenger hit an unprotected turnbuckle
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Christian with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after avoiding the Unprettier; prior to the bout, a fan was chosen to be the guest timekeeper for the contest
Chris Jericho pinned Kofi Kingston with the Code Breaker as Kingston came off the top
John Cena pinned Randy Orton at the 20-minute mark with the FU after avoiding Orton's kick to the head; stipulations stated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes were banned from ringside and if they interfered then they and Orton would be left off the WrestleMania card

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Santiago, Chile - Movistar Arena - February 22, 2009 (12,000; sell out)
WWE World Champion Triple H & Jeff Hardy defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & the Big Show when Hardy pinned Edge with the Twist of Fate; after the bout, Triple H dropped an interfering Matt Hardy with the Pedigree
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Sho Funaki
Michelle McCool defeated Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella)
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikial Jackson
The Great Khali defeated Eric Escobar
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned MVP
The Undertaker defeated Umaga via submission with the Hell's Gate

- 2/23/09: Manu (Afa Anoai Jr.) was released.

WWE @ Nashville, TN - Sommet Center - February 23, 2009
Kofi Kingston defeated Ryan Braddock
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by Vickie Guerrero in which, due to the previous week's incident involving the McMahon family, she had been named the interim general manager on Raw; moments later, John Cena appeared and question the board of directors' decision, noting they could have brought back Mike Adamle or even put Michael Cole in the spot; Cena then said he was cashing in his rematch against World Heavyweight Champion Edge; Edge, with the Big Show, appeared and said Cena was trying to be this generation's Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, or Steve Austin but it wasn't going to happen because he wouldn't let it happen; he then said, with times as hard as they are, Cena was someone the fans could look up to but he should hold off on the rematch as long as possible because Edge would beat him and take away all the fans' home; after Cena and Show had words, Vickie then said she would put Cena against either Edge or Show later in the show; included footage of Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, and Ted Dibiase Jr. arriving to the arena and keeping watch while they grabbed their bags and headed inside; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which asked what show had been on cable TV 15 years and was #1 the previous week - Monday Night Raw; included footage from the previous week's Smackdown! of Jim Ross conducting a sit-down interview with WWE World Champion Triple H regarding Orton dropping Stephanie McMahon, Triple H's wife, with the RKO, shown in full; featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Dibiase & Rhodes in which they said Orton was not at fault for what happened the previous week but would address the crowd later in the show; included a backstage segment with Santino Marella, Beth Phoenix, and Rosa Mendez in which they met with Dolph Ziggler; featured a WrestleMania 26 ad set to AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill;" included a trailer for Cena's "12 Rounds;" featured highlights from WrestleMania 24 and the Ric Flair vs. Shawn Michaels match; included the announcement Ricky Steamboat would be inducted into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame and that he would be inducted by Flair; following the commercial break, Cole conducted an interview with Steamboat at the entrance stage regarding his being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, during which Steamboat called it the highlight of his life; moments later, Chris Jericho interrupted, noted Mickey Rourke lost the previous night at the Oscars, and then said Rourke was just like Flair, Roddy Piper, and Steamboat; Jericho then ran down Steamboat's career, noting he was nothing until he came to the WWE and sold out and said he was the biggest hypocrite of them all; Steamboat then brought up the fact Jericho met him at an autograph session 20 years ago and said he was his hero - which Jericho wrote in his autobiography; Steamboat went on to bring up how Jericho had turned on the fans and embraced them multiple times throughout his WWE runs; Jericho then attacked Steamboat, threw him into the entrance wall, and verbally berated him; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more males ages 18-49 watched Raw the previous week than any other show on cable or broadcast TV; included Grisham stationed in the parking lot awaiting Triple H's arrival; featured a closing segment with Orton, armed with a sledgehammer, alongside Rhodes & Dibiase, in which Orton claimed he was the real victim, not the McMahons, and ranted on the fans until Triple H was shown arriving backstage; moments later, Triple H arrived ringside, also armed with a sledgehammer, but eventually gave up the weapon after Orton threw his own to the floor; after entering the ring, Triple H pulled a second sledgehammer out the back of his shirt and chased the three backstage, where Triple H eventually cornered Orton and Dibiase in one of the locker rooms until he busted the door down with the sledgehammer and struck Dibiase with the weapon; Triple H then accidentally smashed a window before chasing them down the hallway, past the other talent, and eventually out the door; Rhodes then drove them out of the building in a waiting car but not before Triple H busted one of the windows:
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: WWE IC Champion CM Punk defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champion John Morrison and WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin at 10:25 by pinning Morrison with the Go To Sleep after swinging Morrison's legs into Mizanin, knocking him to the floor, after Morrison was set up for the move
WWE Women's Champion Melina & Cryme Tyme defeated Beth Phoenix, Santino Marella (w/ Rosa Mendez), & Dolph Ziggler at 3:58 when Shad pinned Santino following a modified Russian legsweep
Shawn Michaels pinned John Bradshaw Layfield with the superkick at 13:02 as JBL attempted the Clothesline from Hell; immediately before the contest, it was announced - per Vickie Guerrero - the winner would face Vladimir Kozlov the following week, with the winner of that match meeting the Undertaker at WrestleMania; the original stipulation stated the winner of this match would face Taker; after the contest, Kozlov appeared with Michaels landing several shots until he was planted with a spinebuster
Mike Knox pinned Jamie Noble with the Hard Knox at 1:30; prior to the bout, Noble said he knew he only last 15 seconds against Kane the previous week but knew he could last longer against his new opponent and would be heading to WrestleMania; an on-screen graphic had a clock to denote how long the match had gone
John Cena defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via submission with the STFU at the 46-second mark following the FU; prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero appeared and said Cena would not get a championship rematch, with Cena replying that he would follow Vickie each week until she would agree to a rematch; Vickie then brought out Chavo as Cena's opponent
ECW - 2/24/09 - featured a vignette promoting the return of Evan Bourne; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million photos of ring action were viewed the previous month on WWE.com; featured the announcement Kane would be part of the following week's broadcast; included a WrestleMania 25 ad set to AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill;" featured an ad for the "Best of Saturday Night's Main Event" DVD:
Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) pinned DJ Gabriel (w/ Alicia Fox) at 7:02 after catching Gabriel coming off the top and hitting the powerslam (Gabriel's first loss)
Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) pinned Matt Boyce with a springboard elbowdrop into the ring at 2:20
Tommy Dreamer pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) with the DDT at 4:41 after the Boogeyman grabbed Katie from underneath the ring when Katie interfered in the match
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Christian with the gutwrench powerbomb at 20:40 when Christian's arm was too injured to hit the Killswitch
Dark match after the show: John Cena defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge via disqualification

- Freddie Prinze Jr. gave his notice.

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - February 27, 2009
WWE IC Champion CM Punk pinned William Regal with the Go To Sleep
Mike Knox pinned Goldust with the Hard Knox
WWE Women's Champion Melina pinned Beth Phoenix; after the bout, Santino Marella issued an open challenge to defend Phoenix' honor following her loss; moments later, the Boogeyman appeared, chased Marella around the ring and backstage
Kane pinned Kofi Kingston with the chokeslam
Finlay pinned Mark Henry in a Belfast Brawl after hitting him with the shillelagh while Henry was distracted by Hornswoggle
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Christian with a roll up after avoiding the Unprettier
WWE World Champion Triple H, Shawn Michaels, & John Cena defeated Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, & Vladimir Kozlov when Cena pinned Jericho with the FU following Michaels' superkick; prior to the bout, Orton cut an in-ring promo saying Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes made sure earlier in the day that Triple H wouldn't make the match; the contest continued as a 3-on-2 handicap match until Triple H arrived mid-way through the match

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Cornwall, Ontario - Ed Lumley Arena - February 27, 2009
Maria hosted the show
Matt Hardy defeated Sho Funaki when the referee stopped the match after Funaki could not continue
Kizarny defeated Eric Escobar
Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Jesse & Festus and The Brian Kendrick & Ezikiel Jackson when Carlito pinned Kendrick
WWE Divas Champion Maryse defeated Eve
The Great Khali defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin via count-out when Benjamin left ringside; after the bout, Chavo Guerrero Jr. came out and threw Benjamin back in the ring, with Khali then dropping him with the tree slam
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Jeff Hardy with the spear after Matt Hardy interfered and threw Jeff into an exposed turnbuckle

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Burlington, VT - Memorial Auditorium - February 28, 2009
World Heavyweight Champion Edge and Triple H did not appear as scheduled; refunds were offered
Matt Hardy defeated Sho Funaki when the referee stopped the match after deeming Funaki unable to continue
Kizarny pinned Eric Escobar with the modified double arm DDT
Jimmy Wang Yang pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with a moonsault off the top
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Jesse & Festus and The Brian Kendrick & Ezikiel Jackson when Carlito pinned Kendrick with the Back Stabber
WWE Divas Champion Maryse pinned Maria with the DDT
The Great Khali defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin via count-out when Benjamin left the ring; after the bout, Chavo Guerrero Jr. threw Benjamin back in the ring where he sustained the tree slam
Jeff Hardy pinned Vladimir Kozlov with the Twist of Fate and Swanton after Kozlov collided with an interfering Matt Hardy

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Wilkes-Barre, PA - Wachovia Arena - February 28, 2009
John Cena did not appear as advertised; refunds were offered; Kelly Kelly hosted the show; included a confrontation between William Regal and the Boogeyman in which Regal, with Layla, eventually ran backstage
WWE Women's Champion Melina pinned Beth Phoenix; after the bout, Santino issued an open challenge, with Kane then appearing
Kane pinned Santino Marella with the chokeslam at the 10-second mark in an impromptu match
Mike Knox pinned Goldust
Finlay pinned Mark Henry in a Belfast Brawl
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Christian
Chris Jericho pinned Kofi Kingston
Shawn Michaels & WWE IC Champion CM Punk (sub. for John Cena) defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Randy Orton when Michaels pinned Edge following the Go To Sleep and the superkick

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Glens Falls, NY - Civic Center - March 1, 2009 (matinee)
Matt Hardy defeated Sho Funaki
Kizarny defeated Eric Escobar
Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikiel Jackson and Jesse & Festus
WWE Divas Champion Maryse defeated Maria
The Great Khali defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin via count-out
Jeff Hardy defeated Vladimir Kozlov

WWE (Raw) @ Poughkeepsie, NY - Mid-Hudson Civic Center - March 1, 2009 (2,500; sell out)
WWE Women's Champion Melina defeated Beth Phoenix
Kane defeated Santino Marella
William Regal defeated Goldust
Finlay defeated Mark Henry in a Belfast Brawl
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger defeated Christian
Chris Jericho defeated Kofi Kingston
Shawn Michaels & WWE IC Champion CM Punk defeated Randy Orton & Edge

WWE @ Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden - March 2, 2009
Kofi Kingston defeated William Regal
Raw - featured an opening in-ring announcement by Jerry Lawler in which he said John Cena would challenge World Heavyweight Champion Edge later in the night; included Chris Jericho as the host of Piper's Pit, at the entrance stage, in which Jericho first showed footage of Roddy Piper smashing a coconut over Jimmy Snuka's head before introducing Snuka; after Snuka came out, Jericho showed footage from several of Snuka and Piper's matches before insulting him for being in his mid 60s and still working indy shows in New Jersey; moments later, Jericho pulled out a bag full of fruit, including a coconut; Snuka stole the coconut away and scared Jericho off until Jericho returned, smashed the set with Snuka underneath, and then whipped him with his belt; Jericho then rubbed one of the bananas into Snuka's face; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Raw's second hour the previous week was the highest rated for male viewers, beating out CSI: Miami and both NCAA games on ESPN combined; included highlights of the Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels match at WrestleMania XII; featured Tod Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Michaels regarding his match with Vladimir Kozlov later in the night and the fact he main evented WrestleManai XIV in the same venue; included an in-ring segment in which Orton, with Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes, security, and his lawyers issued a challenge to the winner of the Edge vs. Cena match later in the night; Orton then said WWE World Champion Triple H wouldn't be going to WrestleMania, he would be going to jail for his assault the previous week; moments later, Triple H appeared, with Orton's security then blocking him from Orton; Orton eventually waved off the security after Triple H dropped his sledgehammer and Triple H was allowed into the ring; Triple H then brought up his turning on Orton in 2004 after Orton won the World Heavyweight Title and eventually took the belt from Orton; he then said Orton was the same scared little boy he was in Evolution - all the talent in the world but gutless; Triple H was then grabbed by the security until Orton told them to let him go, and then said he changed his mind and now wanted to face Triple H at WrestleMania; Orton then said Triple H couldn't touch him before WrestleMania or he would be in jail at the time of the pay-per-view; after Triple H left the ring, Orton talked about how much he enjoyed kicking Vince and Shane McMahon in the head and dropping Stephanie McMahon with the RKO; Triple H then climbed back in the ring and went nose to nose with Orton, with Triple H saying he broke Orton's collar bone the last time they fought and now he planned to break his neck; featured a WrestleMania 25 ad set to AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill;" included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's show was the highest rated on cable; featured a look at Cena's character in "12 Rounds;" included the announcement that Bill Watts would be inducted into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame and would be inducted by Jim Ross; featured Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Edge regarding his title defense later in the night against Cena:
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Kane defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. and Mike Knox at 8:46 by pinning Knox with the chokeslam after Knox dropped Mysterio with the Hard Knox; prior to the bout, it was announced Kane's "See No Evil" would air Saturday on the Sci-Fi Network and he would appear the following night on ECW; after the contest, Kane dropped Mysterio with the chokeslam
Mickie James & Kelly Kelly defeated Beth Phoenix (w/ Santino Marella & Rosa Mendez) & Jillian Hall at 2:38 when Kelly pinned Jillian with a sunset flip off the top; WWE Women's Champion Melina and WWE Divas Champion Maryse provided guest commentary for the match; after the contest, all the women began fighting, with Maryse pulling Melina off the apron and dropping her with a DDT on the floor
Shawn Michaels pinned Vladimir Kozlov with the superkick at 10:40; stipulations stated the winner would face the Undertaker at WrestleMania; after the contest, Taker appeared at the entrance stage and stared at Michaels (Kozlov's first TV singles loss)
John Cena defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge via disqualification at 12:21 when Edge grabbed the title belt from referee Mike Chioda's hands as he was hoisted up for the FU and hit Cena with it, moments after bringing the title into the ring to hit Cena with it; after the contest, Vickie Guerrero and the Big Show appeared at the entrance stage, with Vickie naming Show as the #1 contender and challenger for the title at WrestleMania
ECW - 3/3/09 - featured an ad for WrestleMania 25 set to AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill;" included a vignette promoting the return of Evan Bourne; featured footage from WWE.com of WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin hosting the Dirty Awards; during the segment, they named Evan Bourne as Biggest Virgin, beating out DJ Gabriel and Festus, gave themselves the win for Best Musical Performance for "Mizfits and Mofos," beating out R Truth and their own impression of WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon, and gave themselves the win for Best Internet Video over Word Up and Santino's Casa; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE owns 9 of the 10 spots on the top sports DVD charts, with the Best of Saturday Night's Main Event at #1; featured a look at John Cena's "12 Rounds;" included the announcement Bill Watts would be inducted into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame:
Kane pinned the Boogeyman with the chokeslam at 2:14 after catching Boogeyman coming off the top; prior to the bout, it was announced "See No Evil" would air on Sci-Fi that Saturday
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) pinned Santino Marella (w/ Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendez) at 1:07 after catching Marella attempting a crossbody and hitting the powerslam; prior to the bout, Marella cut an in-ring promo in which he said women loved his physique and didn't love Henry's
Natalya Neidhart (w/ Tyson Kidd) defeated Alicia Fox (w/ DJ Gabriel) via submission with the Sharpshooter at 3:04; after the bout, Kidd attacked Gabriel but Gabriel fought him off and knocked him to the floor
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Christian, Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle), & Tommy Dreamer at 12:15 when Swagger pinned Christian with the gutwrench powerbomb, moments after Morrison made the blind tag and then sustained Christian's Killswitch
Dark match after the taping: John Cena defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge via disqualification

WWE @ Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena - March 3, 2009 (5,000; sell out)
Eric Escobar defeated Kizarny
R Truth defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Smackdown! - 3/6/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by the Undertaker regarding his upcoming match with Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania, during which a video package aired recapping Michaels' WrestleMania performances; Taker then repeated what he told Michaels at the Royal Rumble - "Sometimes it is hell trying to get to heaven;" included a video package recapping WrestleMania III and the match between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant; featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Jeff Hardy in which Vickie tried to talk Jeff into facing Matt Hardy at WrestleMania rather than taking part in the Money in the Bank match; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE has 9 of 10 spots on the top selling sports DVDs with "The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event" at #1; featured a WrestleMania ad set to AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill;" included a segment of The Dirt Sheet in which WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin were dressed as WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon, with butts on their faces; following the segment, it was announced the two teams would face off the following week with Morrison & Mizanin's titles at stake; featured a vignette of Umaga; included an in-ring segment in which Vickie attempted to introduce World Heavyweight Champion Edge and the Big Show for their contract signing for WrestleMania, with Edge interrupting before she could get to the introductions and questioning what relationship Vickie and Show have; Vickie pleaded that their relationship was just professional, with Edge questioning why she would embarass him by not telling him about her announcement on Raw earlier; Show then appeared and said Edge wasn't a good champion but Show dominates, which is why Vickie gave him the title shot; Show then signed the contract and said he would beat Edge; Edge then responded by saying he was far better and then argued that's why Vickie made the match - to make sure Edge keeps his belt; Edge then went to sign the contract when John Cena appeared, knocked Show to the floor by hitting him with the title belt, and then threw the contract table into Edge; moments later, Cena whispered something into Vickie's ear and left ringside; featured the announcement that Bill Watts would be inducted into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame; included a backstage segment in which Edge agreed to the contract signing, with Vickie saying it would take place Monday on Raw; Vickie then began crying, with Edge then leaving the room; featured a video package on WrestleMania 21 and the Money in the Bank ladder match; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's episode was the highest in MyNetworkTV history, breaking its own record for the 12th time; featured a trailer for Cena's "12 Rounds":
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: MVP pinned Matt Hardy at 7:59 by reversing an attempt at the Twist of Fate into a roll up; prior to the match, Matt cut an in-ring promo on Jeff Hardy not wanting to wrestle him and said once they both win their Money in the Bank qualifying matches then he would finally get his hands on Jeff at WrestleMania
WWE Divas Champion Maryse pinned Eve in a non-title match at 3:26 with the DDT after avoiding a crossbody off the top; Michelle McCool provided guest commentary for the match; after the contest, WWE Women's Champion Melina ran out and jumped Maryse until Michelle climbed in the ring and threw Melina into the ringpost
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin defeated Jeff Hardy via disqualification in a non-title match at 9:25 when Matt Hardy came out, climbed into the ring, stared at Jeff, and then punched Benjamin; after the match, Matt slowly turned away from Jeff and left the ring
WWE World Champion Triple H fought Umaga to a no contest in a non-title match at around the 3-minute mark when Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., and Cody Rhodes came through the crowd, surrounded the ring, and then jumped Triple H after Umaga was knocked to the floor and referee Mike Chioda left the ring; after the match, Triple H brawled with all three members of Legacy in and around the ring until they eventually ganged up on him and took turns beating the champion to the mat; Orton eventually ordered Dibiase & Rhodes to the floor before then standing over Triple H's body; Orton then went to leave the ring as Triple H tried to crawl after him
Smackdown! - 3/13/09 - featured an ad for WrestleMania 25 set to AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill;" included an ad for the following week's 500th episode which would feature wrestlers from all three brands; featured an in-ring promo by Matt Hardy in which he noted Jeff Hardy was suspended the previous year, forcing him out of WrestleMania, while Matt missed the show due to a legit injury; Matt, after taking credit for all of Jeff's "accidents," then recalled the house fire that killed Jeff's dog the past year and then pulled out what remained of the dog's collar; Matt then said he wanted to give it to Jeff as a token of his love for him; moments later, Jeff came out, said Matt was sick and twisted and so was he; Jeff then tackled Matt, with Matt rolling out to the floor, begging Jeff not to hurt him, and saying he was sorry; Matt then walked up the ramp with a smile on his face; included a backstage segment in which World Heavyweight Champion Edge spoke with Chavo Guerrero Jr. about Vickie Guerrero cheating on Edge and putting him in a triple threat match at WrestleMania, with Edge eventually pinning Chavo against the wall; featured a video package highlighting WrestleMania XX - John Cena's Mania debut, Steve Austin hitting the Stunner on Brock Lesnar and Bill Goldberg, and Eddie Guerrero beating Kurt Angle; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE is available in more households in China than MLB and NFL; featured a look at Cena's "12 Rounds;" included the announcement Matt and Jeff Hardy would wrestle at WrestleMania:
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Kofi Kingston in a non-title match via submission with the Sharpshooter at 10:16
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon (w/ Brie & Nikki Bella) at 5:40 when Morrison pinned Carlito with the Moonlight Drive after Carlito knocked Mizanin to the floor; only the Raw titles were at stake; after the match, Morrison & Mizanin showed off their belts to the Bellas and then left with them backstage
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated MVP & R Truth at 6:03 when Benjamin pinned MVP with the Paydirt after MVP knocked Guerrero to the floor
WWE Women's Champion Melina & Maria defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Michelle McCool at 2:45 when Melina pinned Maryse with an inside cradle; after the bout, Michelle and Maryse brawled until the referee broke up the fight
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikiel Jackson) with the Celtic Cross at 3:13 after reversing The Kendrick; prior to the bout, Jackson punched Finlay in the face
The Undertaker pinned Vladimir Kozlov with the chokeslam and tombstone at 13:19
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Albany, GA - Civic Center - March 6, 2009 (6,000; sell out)
Beth Phoenix & WWE Divas Champion Maryse defeated WWE Women's Champion Melina & Kelly Kelly
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Cryme Tyme
Finlay pinned Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart)
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Christian by grabbing the ropes for leverage
Kofi Kingston pinned William Regal
John Cena & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Chris Jericho

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Augusta, GA - James Brown Arena - March 7, 2009 (5,000)
The Great Khali pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the tree slam
Michelle McCool pinned Eve with the Styles Clash
Festus (w/ Jesse) pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with a face-first slam
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikiel Jackson
R Truth pinned Eric Escobar with a flying corkscrew elbow
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned MVP
The Undertaker & Jeff Hardy defeated the Big Show & Umaga when Jeff pinned Umaga with the Swanton; late in the match, Matt Hardy interfered and attacked Jeff; after the contest, Taker dropped Matt with the chokeslam

WWE (Raw) @ Tallahassee, FL - March 7, 2009
WWE Women's Champion Melina & Kelly Kelly defeated Beth Phoenix & WWE Divas Champion Maryse
Goldust defeated William Regal
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Cryme Tyme
Finlay defeated Tyson Kidd
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger defeated Christian
Chris Jericho defeated Kofi Kingston
John Cena & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Randy Orton

- 3/8/09: Ryan Braddock was released.

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Savannah, GA - Civic Center - March 8, 2009 (5,500)
Goldust pinned William Regal
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Cryme Tyme
WWE Women's Champion Melina & Kelly Kelly defeated Beth Phoenix & WWE Divas Champion Maryse
Finlay defeated Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart)
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Christian
John Cena, Rey Mysterio Jr., & Kofi Kingston defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Chris Jericho, & Ted Dibiase Jr.

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena - March 8, 2009 (5,000)
Eve hosted the show
The Great Khali pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the chop to the head
Michelle McCool pinned Maria with the Styles Clash
Festus (w/ Jesse) pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with a face-first slam
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikiel Jackson when Primo pinned Kendrick with a crossbody off the top
R Truth pinned Eric Escobar with a flying corkscrew elbow
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin pinned MVP with a neckbreaker; prior to the bout, Benjamin cut a promo saying he moved from South Carolina as fast as he could to go to college in Minnesota
The Undertaker & Jeff Hardy defeated the Big Show & Umaga when Harty pinned Umaga following the Twist of Fate / Swanton combo; after the bout, Matt Hardy interfered but sustained a chokeslam from Taker

- 3/9/09: Kizarny was released.

WWE @ Jacksonville, FL - Veterans Memorial Auditorium - March 9, 2009
Mike Knox defeated Johnny Curtis
Raw - featured opening footage from outside Randy Orton's home in St. Louis; included an in-ring promo by Shawn Michaels in which he said streaks are made to be broken; a highlight package then aired detailing all of Taker's WrestleMania matches; Taker then appeared in the ring behind Michaels and said Michaels' arrogance was going to get him in trouble and he had beaten plenty of other men he respected; Michaels responded by mentioning the ladder match, Ironman match, and retiring Ric Flair which all took place at WrestleMania; Taker then said he didn't have to outperform Michaels or steal the show but he would beat Michaels just the same; as Taker went to say Michaels would rest in peace, Michaels cut him off by saying he would rest comfortably after doing the impossible and that Taker never would beat him; featured an ad for the WWE 2009 Hall of Fame; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Raw was the most watched show on cable the past week, beating the competition by 1,000,000 viewers; featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and John Bradshaw Layfield in which Vickie said she needed something from him after she put him in the IC title match; moments later, World Heavyweight Champion Edge interrupted and demanded to know what John Cena whispered in her ear the previous week on Smackdown!; included Orton and his wife Samantha speaking from their home in which Orton said what he did to WWE World Champion Triple H on Smackdown! was restraint from what he wanted to do; Orton then said he was sure Triple H would show at WrestleMania so Orton could take his rightful place as champion; featured a video package highlighting WrestleMania VI - Andre the Giant splitting from Bobby Heenan and the Ultimate Warrior winning the WWF World Title from Hulk Hogan; included an in-ring segment in which Vickie announced a 25-diva battle royal at WrestleMania that would feature divas from the past and present with the winner being named the first ever Ms. WrestleMania; moments later, Edge and Big Show came out for their contract signing, with Edge noting he was in attendance for WrestleMania VI and knew he was better than Hogan and that Show was better than Warrior and they had the potential to put on a historic match; after Show agreed to put their past behind them, John Cena interrupted and asked whether Vickie had told Edge or not; Vickie then stopped Edge and Show from jumping Cena and said she had agreed to let Cena compete for the title at WrestleMania; after Cena signed the contract, he said he needed the truth to be known and said what he whispered to Vickie on Smackdown! was that he loved her; Cena repeatedly confessed he loved Vickie and then left the ring; Edge then grabbed the mic and said he knew Cena was lying, then told Vickie to tear up Cena's contract but she refused; Cena admitted he didn't love Vickie and then said what he whispered to Vickie was he knew the guy who worked the security camera the previous week in Boston; Cena then showed footage from the previous week of Show and Vickie speaking about their affair while Edge was in the shower; the two kissed and Vickie then spanked Show's ass; Cena then said "Vickie, you got some splaining to do" and went backstage as Edge stared down at Vickie; featured Orton speaking from his home in which he said he wasn't at Raw because he was showing restraint; included a "Did you know?" grahic which read the WWE Universe has more Facebook friends than Entourage, the Pittsburgh Stelers, and Boston Celtics; featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Jericho in which he said Ric Flair cost him a shot at winning the Money in the Bank ladder match and then challenged Flair to a match the following week on Raw so he could finally end him; included the announcement Koko B. Ware would be inducted into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame by the Honkytonk Man; featured the announcement that wrestlers from Raw, Smackdown!, and ECW would compete in a battle royal the following night on ECW with the winner earning a spot in the Money in the Bank match; included the announcement Michaels & Taker would face JBL & Vladimir Kozlov the following week; featured a look at Cena's "12 Rounds":
John Bradshaw Layfield pinned WWE IC Champion CM Punk to win the title at 9:33 with the Clothesline from Hell after raking the champion's eyes to avoid the Go To Sleep
WWE Divas Champion Maryse pinned WWE Women's Champion Melina in a non-title match at 2:13 by throwing Melina onto the back of her head after avoiding a charge in the corner; Maria, Eve, Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Jillian Hall, Brie & Nikki Bella, Layla, Beth Phoenix, Eva Mendez, and Michelle McCool surrounded the ring for the match; after the contest, the Raw and Smackdown! talent squared off, with the babyfaces eventually clearing the heels from the ring
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Kofi Kingston pinned Chris Jericho with the spin kick to the face at 7:48 after Jericho released the Walls of Jericho when Ric Flair appeared on the entrance stage; after the bout, Flair congratulated Kingston on the win and mocked Jericho
Rey Mysterio Jr., Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle), & Christian defeated Kane, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin at 3:53 when Mysterio pinned Morrison with the 619 and West Coast Pop
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated WWE World Champion Triple H via forfeit in a non-title match when the champion failed to appear after he was announced twice; after the bout, Randy Orton appeared on the big screen from St. Louis and said Triple H had let everyone down and probably wouldn't show up at WrestleMania; moments later, Triple H busted down Orton's front door with his sledgehammer and chased him down the hall; Triple H then slowly went through the house, confronting everyone he saw as to where Orton was; Orton eventually jumped Triple H from behind, with the two breaking furniture as they brawled in the living room until Triple H threw Orton through the window and onto his front yard; moments later, police arrived, handcuffed Triple H, and put him in a patrol car as they pulled Orton away
ECW - 3/10/09 - featured a look at John Cena's "12 Rounds;" included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more male teens watched the previous week's ECW than any other show on CBS, ABC, or NBC; featured a vignette promoting next week's return of Evan Bourne; included a video package of WrestleMania IX and the matches between WWF World Champion Bret Hart and Yokozuna and Hulk Hogan then winning the belt from Yoko:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Primo Colon (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Carlito, Brie & Nikki Bella) pinned WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ WWE Raw Tag Team Champion John Morrison) at 11:56 with the Back Stabber after avoiding a clothesline in the coner; prior to the bout, footage was shown from the previous week's "Dirt Sheet" on WWE.com in which Morrison & Mizanin wore masks of butts to portray the "Colons;" during the Colons' ring entrance, it was announced they would defend their titles against Morrison & Mizanin the coming week on Smackdown!; Carlito and Morrison provided guest commentary for the match; after the contest, the Colons celebrated and left ringside with the Bellas
Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) pinned DJ Gabriel (w/ Alicia Fox) at 2:29 with the springboard elbow drop after dropping Gabriel's neck across the top rope
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Christian won a battle royal by last eliminating Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 11:58; other participants included: Cryme Tyme, Vladimir Kozlov, William Regal (w/ Layla), the Great Khali, R Truth, Jimmy Wang Yang, Goldust, Sho Funaki, Ricky Ortiz, Dolph Ziggler, Paul Burchill, Tommy Dreamer, and Charlie Haas; order of elimination: Ortiz by Khali following a chop to the head (0:13); Funaki by Kozlov after landing a headbutt as Funaki came off the top (0:26); Kozlov by Khali after catching him by the leg and pushing him backwards (0:35); Khali by everyone else (0:50); Yang by Haas & Ziggler (1:15); Goldust by Ziggler following a dropkick and Haas pulling down the top rope (1:28); Ziggler by Shad via a boot to the face as Ziggler was on the apron (1:33); Haas by JTG via a boot to the face as Haas was on the apron (1:34); Burchill by Cryme Tyme following double punches as Burchill was on the apron (2:07); Shad by JTG (2:17); JTG by Truth (2:21); Dreamer by Regal by pulling him over the top as Regal was on the apron (6:57); Truth by Chavo after Truth missed a kick to Christian and crotched himself on the ropes (8:53); Regal by Christian with a backdrop as Christian was on the apron (10:03); Chavo by Christian by kicking him in the face as both men fought on the ropes, knocking Chavo off the apron
Dark match after the taping: John Cena defeated the Big Show

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Odessa, TX - Ector County Coliseum - March 13, 2009 (2,000; sell out)
Kelly Kelly hosted the show
Kofi Kingston, WWE Women's Champion Melina, & Mickie James defeated Santino Marella, Beth Phoenix, & Rosa Mendez when Melina pinned Mendez with a reverse DDT / legdrop combo
Mike Knox pinned Charlie Haas with the Hard Knox; Haas worked the match as Jim Duggan
Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Cryme Tyme when Rhodes scored the pin with the DDT
Finlay pinned Mark Henry in a Belfast Brawl after hitting him with the shillelagh
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Christian with a roll up and using the tights for leverage
CM Punk pinned William Regal with the Go To Sleep
Shawn Michaels & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Chris Jericho & Kane when Michaels pinned Jericho with the superkick and Kane sustained Mysterio's 619

WWE (Smackdown!) @ College Station, TX - Reed Arena - March 13, 2009
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikiel Jackson when Primo pinned Kendrick
WWE Divas Champion Maryse pinned Maria
The Great Khali pinned Eric Escobar
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin defeated MVP and Chavo Guerrero Jr. by pinning Guerrero
Vladimir Kozlov pinned R Truth
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Jeff Hardy with the spear after Matt Hardy interfered
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned the Big Show with the Pedigree

- 3/14/09: Andrew "Test" Martin died at the age of 33. The cause of death was ruled as accidental due to intoxication by Oxycodone.

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Lubbock, TX - City Bank Coliseum - March 14, 2009
Kofi Kingston, WWE Women's Champion Melina, & Mickie James defeated Santino Marella, Beth Phoenix, & Rosa Mendez
Mike Knox defeated Charlie Haas; Haas played the role of Jim Duggan for the match
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Cryme Tyme
Finlay defeated Mark Henry in a Belfast Brawl
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger defeated Christian
CM Punk defeated William Regal
Shawn Michaels & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Chris Jericho & Kane

WWE @ Beaumont, TX - Ford Park Event Center - March 14, 2009
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikiel Jackson
WWE Divas Champion Maryse defeated Eve
The Great Khali defeated Eric Escobar
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. and MVP
Vladimir Kozlov defeated R Truth
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Jeff Hardy
WWE World Champion Triple H defeated the Big Show

- 3/14/09: Jim Ross was hospitalized with walking pneumonia.

- 3/14/09: John Cena appeared unannounced during a "Saturday Night Live" skit.

WWE @ Waco, TX - Heart O' Texas Coliseum - March 15, 2009

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ San Angelo, TX - Coliseum - March 15, 2009 (4,000; sell out)
Kofi Kingston defeated William Regal
Charlie Haas defeated Mike Knox; Haas played the role of Jim Duggan for the match
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Cryme Tyme
WWE Women's Champion Melina & Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendez
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger defeated Christian
CM Punk & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Kane & Chris Jericho

- 3/16/09: The WWE Encyclopedia was released.

WWE @ San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center - March 16, 2009 (15,619; 13,000 paid; sell out)
Mike Knox pinned Charlie Haas; Haas played the role of Jim Duggan for the bout
Raw - featured an ad for the "WWE Encyclopedia;" included a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion Edge and Vickie Guerrero in which Vickie said she was sorry for having an affair with the Big Show, with Edge then saying he forgave her; Vickie then blamed Show for forcing himself on her, with Edge saying Show didn't love her and was only using her to get ahead in his career; Edge then said the real problem was John Cena because he tried to ruin Vickie; Vickie then said if Cena touched her in the night's main event, with her as referee, then he would be out of the title match at WrestleMania; featured the announcement WWE World Champion Triple H was released after his arrest the previous week and that Randy Orton opted not to press charges; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Orton, alongside Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes, in which he said he didn't want to press charges because he wanted Triple H to be at WrestleMania so Orton would take his title; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read that by Smackdown! airing its 500th episode Friday, it would become the fastest weekly episodic show to reach the milestone in US primetime history; included a look at Cena's "12 Rounds;" featured a WrestleMania 25 ad set to AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill;" included footage from earlier in the night of Ric Flair arriving to the arena in a limo; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE had more live events in Europe than the NBA, NHL, MLB, and NFL combined; included an in-ring segment in which Chris Jericho challenged Flair to face him then and there and that it would be Jericho's WrestleMania moment; moments later, Flair came out and said he was retired from active competition and that he wouldn't tarnish his retirement the previous year by getting back in the ring; Flair then said he found some men that would face Jericho, with Jimmy Snuka, Roddy Piper, and Ricky Steamboat then coming out and surrounding the ring; Jericho escaped the ring but was punched in the face by Flair; featured video highlights of WrestleMania XV and the Bart Gunn vs. Butterbean and Steve Austin vs. the Rock matches; included Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Jericho in which he challenged Snuka, Piper, & Steamboat to a handicap match at WrestleMania and demanded Flair to be there as well; Jericho then said he would buy Mickey Rourke a front row seat to the show; featured a backstage segment with Vickie and Show in which Vickie blamed Show for using her, with Show saying she pursued him; Show then said Edge didn't love her but Show did, with Show then kissing her; included a backstage segment in which Grisham attempted to interview Triple H and ask him how he got Vickie to lower the steel cage, with Triple H then leaving the arena with Stephanie McMahon:
Shawn Michaels & the Undertaker defeated WWE IC Champion John Bradshaw Layfield & Vladimir Kozlov at 9:20 when Michaels pinned JBL with the superkick after tagging himself into the match; after the bout, Taker stalked Michaels up the ramp; moments later, Michaels came up behind Taker and dropped him with the superkick
WWE Women's Champion Melina, Mickie James, & Kelly Kelly defeated Beth Phoenix (w/ Santino Marella & Rosa Mendez), Layla, & Jillian Hall when Melina pinned Phoenix with a roll up at 2:54 as Phoenix tried to pull Mickie into the ring, moments after Mickie kicked Marella on the floor; Marella provided guest commentary for the match until the final moments
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned Cody Rhodes (w/ Randy Orton & Ted Dibiase Jr.) in a non-title steel cage match at 2:17 after hitting Rhodes with the sledgehammer; the match was scheduled for a regular singles match but Triple H called for a cage to be lowered after scaring Orton & Dibiase up the ramp with the sledgehammer; after the contest, Triple H sat at the top of the cage and stared down at Orton & Dibiase
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Dolph Ziggler at 2:16 with a splash off the top; prior to the bout, it was announced Mysterio would be part of Friday's 500th episode of Smackdown!; during the contest, it was mentioned Mysterio challenged WWE IC Champion John Bradshaw Layfield for a match at WrestleMania
CM Punk, MVP, & Kofi Kingston defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin, Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas), & Kane at 8:35 when Punk pinned Benjamin with the Go To Sleep; Christian, Finlay, and Hornswoggle provided guest commentary for the match
John Cena fought World Heavyweight Champion Edge to a no contest in a non-title match when the Big Show interfered at around the 5-minute mark and helped in double teaming Cena; Vickie Guerrero was the guest referee for the match; stipulations stated that if Cena touched Vickie then he would be out of the World Heavyweight Title match at WrestleMania; after the bout, Cena's arms were tied in the ring ropes and he was double teamed until Edge dropped Show with the spear to end the broadcast
ECW - 3/17/08 - featured an opening backstage segment in which Teddy Long, decked out for St. Patrick's Day, spoke with Finlay about he and Hornswoggle just now arriving to the arena; Finlay then said they had been out celebrating; included an ad promoting Steve Austin's induction as part of the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame on the USA Network; featured a look at John Cena's "12 Rounds;" included a backstage segment with Finlay looking for Hornswoggle and finding DJ Gabriel and Alicia Fox dancing; featured a vignette promoting the return of Evan Bourne later in the show; included highlights of WrestleMania 20 and the match between WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero and Kurt Angle; featured a backstage segment where Finlay found Hornswoggle harassing Katie Lea; included an ad for Friday's 500th episode of Smackdown!; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read that by Smackdown! airing its 500th episode it become the fastest weekly episodic show to reach the milestone in US primetime history; included ECW World Champion Jack Swagger cutting a promo at the entrance stage in which he said he wasn't competing but wanted to give the fans the pleasure of seeing him; featured a backstage segment with Long and Tiffany in which Tiffany suggested the following week be an all-divas program to further hype the divas battle royal at WrestleMania, with Long agreeing; moments later, Paul Burchill and Katie Lea interrupted, with Paul saying he wanted payback for Hornswoggle harassing his sister earlier in the show; included a closing in-ring segment of The Dirt Sheet in which WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin, Nikki & Brie Bella, with Nikki saying she and Brie picked Morrison & Mizanin because they are winners; footage was then shown from the previous Smackdown! of Morrison & Mizanin beating WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Calrito & Primo Colon; Carlito & Primo were then introduced as guests, with Morrison & Mizanin then putting on masks, suggesting the Colons were butt faces; moments later, Carlito & Primo then came out and brought with them the set of Carlito's Cabana; the Colons then challenged Morrison & Mizanin to a unification match at WrestleMania, with Mizanin accepting; moments later, Primo accidentally spat his apple on one of the Bellas, with the Bellas then brawling until they were broken up by the two teams:
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin & Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) defeated Christian & MVP when Benjamin pinned Christian with the Paydirt at 8:57 after Christian knocked Atlas off the ring apron
Evan Bourne pinned Jamie Noble with the Air Bourne at 2:57; during the bout, Tyson Kidd & Natalya Neidhart were shown watching backstage (Bourne's in-ring return after a 5-month absence)
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) with the Celtic Cross at 3:05

WWE @ Corpus Christi, TX - American Bank Center - March 17, 2009 (6,000; sell out)
Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Eric Escobar
Smackdown! - 3/20/09 - 500th episode - featured a video package highlighting WrestleMania 23 and the Battle of the Billionaires; included a look at John Cena's film "12 Rounds;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read that by Smackdown! airing its 500th episode it become the fastest weekly episodic show to reach the milestone in US primetime history; included a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and World Heavyweight Champion Edge in which the two argued over Edge hitting the spear on the Big Show when Show interrupted Edge's match with Cena on Raw; featured a backstage segment with Vickie and Show in which Show said he interfered Monday to protect Vickie and that Edge now deserves everything he gets for the spear that he gave Show; included the announcement that the Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy match at WrestleMania would be an extreme rules match; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers free live event tickets for all active military personnel; included a WrestleMania 25 ad to the tune of AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill;" featured the announcement that the Von Erichs would be inducted into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame by Michael Hayes; included a closing in-ring segment in which the Big Show and World Heavyweight Champion Edge traded words on the mic until Vickie Guerrero came out and said she was in love with both of them; Vickie then demanded that the two agree to a truce until WrestleMania, with the two then reluctantly shaking hands; moments later, Cena appeared, insulted all three of them, and brought up all the reasons Show and Edge don't like each other; eventually, Show and Edge began arguing again, with Show accidentally shoving Vickie to the mat and Edge then accidentally dropping her with the spear; Edge and Show then fought over who would carry Vickie backstage, with Edge then tripping Show, causing Show and Vickie to fall back down; Show then dropped Edge with the chokeslam and carried Vickie backstage as the show went off the air:
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned Vladimir Kozlov in a non-title match with the Pedigree at 7:35; prior to the bout, Triple H said that his being married to Stephanie McMahon was the worst kept secret in the business but they kept it quiet for business reasons; he then said all the fans knew and that Randy Orton especially knew; Triple H said he let it slide when Orton kicked Vince McMahon and Shane McMahon in the head because they were grown men but said he would get revenge on Orton at WrestleMania for what he did to Stephanie and that no cops could stop him
MVP pinned WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin to win the title at 5:20 with the Playmaker after reversing the Paydirt into a Hot Shot
Shawn Michaels pinned Kane with the superkick at 11:20
Jeff Hardy pinned The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikiel Jackson) in an extreme rules match with the Swanton at 3:33 after hitting a Twist of Fate onto a steel chair; mid-way through the bout, Hardy repeatedly hit Jackson with a steel chair
The Undertaker defeated WWE IC Champion John Bradshaw Layfield in a non-title match via submission with the Hell's Gate at 11:40; prior to the match, Taker cut an in-ring promo in which he told Shawn Michaels that he was the prey and Taker was the hunter; during JBL's entrance, it was announced JBL had accepted Rey Mysterio Jr.'s challenge to a title match at WrestleMania; late in the bout, Taker kicked out after JBL hit the Clothesline from Hell
3/27/09 - featured a vignette by Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls in which she announced she would be part of WrestleMania 25; included an ad for WrestleMania Axxess; featured a video package recapping the feud between Matt and Jeff Hardy, set to ?; included a backstage promo by Matt Hardy, with a dog in his arms, in which he brought up the day Jeff's dog died in a house fire and then said he would take Jeff to the extreme at WrestleMania; featured the same backstage promo by John Cena, regarding Vickie Guerrero's recovery, from Raw; included an ad for the WWE Encyclopedia; featured an in-ring promo by Cena in which he stressed the importance and magnitude of WrestleMania and said the World Heavyweight Title has taken a back seat to the love triangle between Edge, the Big Show, and Vickie; Cena then said he was going to WrestleMania to take back the title; moments later, Show interrupted and challenged Cena to face him Monday on Raw, with Cena accepting; as Show went to leave the ring, Cena grabbed his foot and caused him to fall off the apron to the floor; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE is available in more households in China than MLB and NFL; featured footage from Raw of Shawn Michaels' vignette in the graveyard in which he spoke of the Undertaker's previous WrestleMania victims and said an open grave was to signify the end of Taker's WrestleMania undefeated streak; included a backstage promo by Jeff Hardy in which he first read a poem to his brother Matt and then agreed that they were no longer brothers; featured a closing segment in which several druids dressed in white came ringside; moments later, Shawn Michaels appeared, wearing a white Undertaker outfit, quoted Genesis Chapter 1 and compared the Undertaker's darkness to his own light; Michaels then said while both he and Taker have been praised and criticized, they share similarities; Michaels then said he would ascend victorious at WrestleMania and then stripped down the outfit as he danced to his theme music; moments later, Taker appeared from underneath the ring, and attempted to hit the chokeslam on Michaels but Michaels escaped:
Christian, Kane, Finlay, & Shelton Benjamin defeated CM Punk, Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas), WWE US Champion MVP, & Kofi Kingston at 10:44 when Kane pinned Punk with a chokeslam as Punk attempted a springboard clothesline; during the bout, it was announced Benjamin would challenge MVP in a title match the following week; after the contest, all the participants brawled in and out of the ring, with Christian eventually pulling a ladder out from under the ring; moments later, Christian went to climb the ladder but was shoved off by Finlay, after Hornswoggle appeared, and fell on the other wrestlers outside the ring
The Big Show defeated Jesse & Festus in a handicap match at 2:28 by pinning Jesse with one foot after hitting the chokeslam and a right hand punch
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the 619 and splash off the top at 5:28; after the bout, WWE IC Champion John Bradshaw Layfield came out, kicked Mysterio in the head, and left the ring
Matt Hardy pinned R Truth at 3:06 with the Twist of Fate after avoiding the scissors kick
Brie Bella, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Primo & Carlito Colon defeated Nikki Bella, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin at 2:27 when Carlito pinned Morrison after reversing a suplex into the Back Stabber
Michelle McCool defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse via disqualification at 3:00 when Gail Kim hit a missile dropkick on the challenger; after the bout, Kim laid out both women and held up the title belt, signifying she wanted a shot (Kim's return after a 5-year absence)
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Jeff Hardy

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Rolla, MO - March 20, 2009
Rey Mysterio Jr. didn't appear as scheduled and refunds were offered
Beth Phoenix defeated Mickie James
Charlie Haas pinned Santino Marella with a Stunner; Haas played the role of Steve Austin for the match
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin in a non-title match
Finlay defeated Mark Henry in a Belfast Brawl
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Christian by grabbing the tights for leverage
CM Punk pinned Chris Jericho with the Go To Sleep after Jericho kicked a chair into Ricky Steamboat's face; prior to the bout, Steamboat cut an in-ring promo, with Jericho then coming out to interrupt and insulting Steamboat; after the bout, Punk and Steamboat celebrated together
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated the Big Show

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Little Rock, AR - Alltel Arena - March 21, 2009 (6,000)
The Great Khali pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the tree slam
Matt Hardy pinned Jimmy Wang Yang
Maria & Gail Kim defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Michelle McCool
WWE US Champion MVP pinned Shelton Benjamin with the Drive By
Vladimir Kozlov pinned R Truth
The Big Show pinned Jeff Hardy with the chokeslam; after the bout, Matt Hardy attacked Jeff but Jeff eventually dropped him with the Twist of Fate
WWE World Champion Triple H & the Undertaker defeated Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, & Ted Dibiase Jr. in a handicap match when Rhodes and Dibiase sustained the Pedigree and chokeslam, respectively, after Orton walked out of the match

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Topeka, KS - Landon Arena - March 21, 2009 (5,500)
Rey Mysterio Jr. didn't appear as scheduled and refunds were offered
Beth Phoenix defeated Mickie James
Charlie Haas pinned Santino Marella with a Stunner; Haas played the role of Steve Austin for the match
Kane defeated Kofi Kingston
Brie Bella, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Nikki Bella, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin
Finlay defeated Mark Henry in a Belfast Brawl after hitting him with the shillelagh
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Christian by grabbing the tights for leverage
CM Punk pinned Chris Jericho with the Go To Sleep after Jericho kicked a chair into Ricky Steamboat's face; prior to the bout, Steamboat cut an in-ring promo, with Jericho then coming out to interrupt and insulting Steamboat; after the bout, Punk and Steamboat celebrated together
John Cena defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge via disqualification when Edge hit Cena with the title belt; after the bout, Cena dropped Edge with the FU

- 3/22/09: Steve Doll, former WWF and USWA star, died at the age of 44.

WWE (Smackdown!) @ West Plains, MO - March 22, 2009
The Great Khali pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the tree slam
Matt Hardy pinned Jimmy Wang Yang
Maria & Gail Kim defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Michelle McCool
WWE US Champion MVP pinned Shelton Benjamin with the Drive By
Vladimir Kozlov pinned R Truth
Jeff Hardy defeated the Big Show
WWE World Champion Triple H & the Undertaker defeated Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, & Ted Dibiase Jr. in a handicap match

WWE @ Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center - March 23, 2009 (15,467; 13,000 paid; sell out)
WWE Women's Champion Melina defeated Jillian Hall
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by Ric Flair in which he accepted Chris Jericho's challenge from the previous week to face Ricky Steamboat, Jimmy Snuka, & Roddy Piper in a handicap match at WrestleMania; moments later, Jericho appeared backstage and showed clips of Steamboat, Snuka, & Piper in their prime 25 years ago; Jericho then went on a rant as he made his way out to the ring and claimed no one cares anymore about Flair; Jericho said he would beat down his three opponents while Flair and Mickey Rourke would watch on helplessly and that Steamboat, Snuka, & Piper would be euthanized at WrestleMania; Flair replied by saying he would be proud to stand by his friends as they beat Jericho; as Flair continued to run down Jericho, Jericho responded by repeatedly punching Flair in the face, kicking him to the floor, busting him open, and throwing him over the announce table; Jericho then pulled off Flair's shoes, throwing them into the crowd, ripped his shirt off, and then hit him in the head with a video camera stolen from a ringside cameraman; moments later, Jericho took off Flair's watch and stomped it to pieces; included a backstage promo by John Cena in which he wished Vickie Guerrero a fast recovery and read her a rhyming card; during the segment, faces of Vickie and Edge and Vickie and Show were spliced to show their ugly offspring; moments later, it was announced Cena would appear later in the night on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno; featured a video package highlighting WrestleMania 21 and the Money in the Bank ladder match; included a look at Cena's "12 Rounds," in theatres the coming Friday; featured a WrestleMania 25 ad set to AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill;" included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Randy Orton regarding WWE World Champion Triple H locking himself in a cage the previous week against Cody Rhodes, with Orton saying he had plans for later in the night; featured the announcement Kid Rock would perform as part of WrestleMania 25; included an in-ring promo by the Undertaker, with blue lights over the ring, in which he admitted he had never beaten Shawn Michaels one-on-one and then brought up the fact Michaels went into retirement after the last match they had; moments later, Taker was interrupted by a video package showing Michaels in a graveyard, with Michaels saying he wasn't intimidated; Michaels then walked past the supposed graves of Taker's past WrestleMania opponents before coming to an open grave he said would be for Taker's WrestleMania winning streak and then said the streak would rest in peace; featured an ad for the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame; included the announcement that the Money in the Bank ladder match participants would be guests the following night on ECW as part of the VIP Lounge; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's ECW was the Sci-Fi Network's most watched show for the 25th week in a row; included a look at Cena's "12 Rounds;" featured Jerry Lawler calling out Jericho to face him the following week:
Jeff Hardy pinned Dolph Ziggler in an extreme rules match at 3:02 after twice dropping Ziggler with the Twist of Fate onto a steel chair, repeatedly hitting Ziggler with the chair, and finishing with the Swanton; after the bout, Jeff cut an in-ring promo on Matt Hardy in which he said the match wasn't extreme but what Matt would feel at WrestleMania would be (Jeff Hardy: My Life My Rules)
CM Punk, WWE US Champion MVP, Christian, & Kofi Kingston defeated Kane, Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas), Shelton Benjamin, & Finlay at 7:10 when Christian pinned Benjamin with the Killswitch after Benjamin hit the Paydirt on MVP; after the bout, Finlay assaulted Punk, Christian, Atlas, and Henry with a ladder and celebrated in the ring with Hornswoggle
The Big Show defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge via disqualification in a non-title match at 5:38 when Vickie Guerrero instructed Chavo Guerrero Jr. to interfere as Show had Edge tied in the ropes and prepared to knock him out with a punch; prior to the bout, Chavo wheeled Vickie ringside in a wheelchair; Vickie ignored both Edge and Show when they attempted to talk to her before the contest; after the ring entrances, John Cena appeared on the big screen from California and said both Edge and Show need to start acting like men because the fans were laughing at them fighting over Vickie instead of the world title; after the bout, Edge accidentally hit the spear on Chavo and was then knocked out by a right hand punch from Show
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned William Regal (w/ Layla & John Bradshaw Layfield) with the 619 and springboard splash at 2:56; prior to the bout, Regal & Layla came out with JBL in his limo; during the bout, JBL refused to elaborate on what history he planned to make at WrestleMania; after the contest, Mysterio knocked JBL off the ring apron
Mickie James (w/ WWE Women's Champion Melina & Kelly Kelly) pinned Santino Marella (w/ Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes) at 2:21 with a kick to the back of the head; Marella worked the match with one arm tied behind his back; prior to the bout, Santino cut an in-ring promo saying he demanded to be included in the 25-diva battle royal at WrestleMania after Mickie hit him the previous week and that he would be granted a spot if he could beat Mickie with one arm tied behind his back; mid-way through the bout, Mickie tied Marella's free arm up as well (The Best of Raw: 2009)
WWE World Champion Triple H fought Randy Orton & Ted Dibiase Jr. to a no contest in a handicap match within the 1-minute mark after Cody Rhodes came out from underneath the ring, his shoulder taped after the assault sustained the previous week, and helped in triple teaming the champion; moments later, Triple H was handcuffed to the top rope and beaten down; Orton then grabbed the mic and said there was only one person that could help Triple H and that she better hurry; Orton then pulled a sledgehammer out from under the ring and attempted to hit Triple H in the head with the weapon until Stephanie McMahon appeared; Triple H yelled for her to go backstage but she climbed up on the apron and begged Orton to stop; Orton then pulled her in the ring and dropped her with an elevated DDT as Triple H watched, unable to save her; Orton then teased that he was going to hit Stephanie with the weapon but instead kissed her on the lips as Triple H struggled to break free of the handcuffs; moments later, Orton hit the champion with the sledgehammer and left the ring
ECW - 3/24/09 - featured the announcement Howard Finkel would be inducted into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's ECW was Sci-Fi's most watched show for the 25th week in a row; featured footage of John Cena appearing on The Tonight Show earlier in the week to promote "12 Rounds;" included an ad promoting the WWE Hall of Fame telecast; featured the announcement Kid Rock would perform as part of WrestleMania; included a closing segment of the VIP Lounge with guests Kane, CM Punk, Finlay and Hornswoggle, Christian, Shelton Benjamin, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry and Tony Atlas in which they, and WWE US Champion MVP, argued they would win the Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania; the segment ended with Kane not speaking a word but causing his pyro to go off at the corner posts to indicate he thought he would win the match:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Carlito (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Primo & Brie Bella) pinned WWE Raw Tag Team Champion John Morrison (w/ WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin & Nikki Bella) at 10:18 with the Back Stabber; late in the match, Morrison, Mizanin, & Nikki attempted to leave ringside until Teddy Long appeared, said the match would continue, and that the tag team title unification match at WrestleMania would be a lumberjack match; lumberjacks for the contest - including the Great Khali, Goldust, Mike Knox, Jamie Noble, Vladimir Kozlov, Cryme Tyme, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder, Charlie Haas, Paul Burchill, Jimmy Wang Yang, William Regal, Hurricane Helms, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and others - then appeared and surrounded the ring for the remainder of the match Tommy Dreamer & Evan Bourne defeated ECW World Champion Jack Swagger & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 10:12 when Bourne pinned Kidd with the Shooting Star Press after knocking him off the top
Dark match after the taping: The Undertaker defeated the Big Show via submission with the Hell's Gate at the 5-minute mark

- 3/27/09: "12 Rounds," starring John Cena, opened in US theatres.

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Laredo, TX - Entertainment Center - March 28, 2009 (6,000)
John Cena and Randy Orton, who were to compete in the main event, did not appear as advertised and refunds were offered
Kofi Kingston pinned Dolph Ziggler with the spin kick to the head
WWE Women's Champion Melina pinned Beth Phoenix with a roll up out of the corner
Evan Bourne pinned Mike Knox with the Shooting Star Press
Mark Henry pinned CM Punk with the powerslam
Brie Bella, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Nikki Bella, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin when Carlito pinned Mizanin with the Back Stabber
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Christian with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Kane with the 619 and springboard splash
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Shawn Michaels with the spear after Michaels became distracted by Kane at ringside; after the bout, Michaels dropped both Kane and Edge with the superkick

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Amarillo, TX - Civic Center - March 28, 2009 (5,000)
First show in Amarillo in 3 years
R Truth pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr.
The Great Khali pinned The Brian Kendrick with the tree slam; prior to the bout, Kendrick made an open challenge for anyone backstage to face him
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Jimmy Wang Yang
WWE US Champion MVP pinned Shelton Benjamin
Gail Kim pinned Michelle McCool with a dropkick off the top
The Big Show pinned Jeff Hardy; after the bout, Jeff fought off an interfering Matt Hardy and hit the Twist of Fate and Swanton
WWE World Champion Triple H & the Undertaker defeated Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes in a handicap match after Triple H dropped Dibiase with the Pedigree and Taker dropped Rhodes with the tombstone after Orton walked out of the match

- 3/28/09: John Cena was a presenter at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. Dewayne Johnson served as host.

WWE (Raw & ECW) @ Hidalgo, TX - Dodge Arena - March 29, 2009 (6,800; sell out)
John Cena and Randy Orton, who were to compete in the main event, did not appear as advertised and refunds were offered
Kofi Kingston pinned Dolph Ziggler with the spin kick to the head
WWE Women's Champion Melina pinned Beth Phoenix with a roll up out of the corner
Mark Henry pinned CM Punk with the powerslam
Brie Bella, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Nikki Bella, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin when Carlito pinned Mizanin with the Back Stabber
Evan Bourne pinned Mike Knox with the Shooting Star Press
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Christian by grabbing the tights for leverage
Shawn Michaels & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Kane

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Wichita Falls, TX - Kay Yeager Coliseum - March 29, 2009
R Truth pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr.
The Great Khali pinned The Brian Kendrick with the tree slam; prior to the bout, Kendrick made an open challenge for anyone backstage to face him
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Jimmy Wang Yang
WWE US Champion MVP pinned Shelton Benjamin
Gail Kim pinned Michelle McCool with a dropkick off the top
The Big Show pinned Jeff Hardy with the chokeslam; after the bout, Jeff fought off an interfering Matt Hardy and hit the Twist of Fate and Swanton
WWE World Champion Triple H & the Undertaker defeated Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes when Taker pinned Rhodes and Triple H pinned Dibiase following the chokeslam and Pedigree, respectively; late in the bout, Triple H chased Orton backstage

WWE @ Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center - March 30, 2009 (announced as 16,580; sell out)
Cryme Tyme defeated William Regal & Dolph Ziggler
Raw - featured an opening backstage shot of a hearse while the Undertaker's original theme music sounded; included a look at John Cena's "12 Rounds;" featured an ad for the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame telecast; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Cena, with World Heavyweight Champion Edge then interrupting and proposing they work together to take out the Big Show after Show knocked each of them out in recent weeks; Cena said no, citing he would rather lose on his own than accept his help and he didn't plan to lose; featured a backstage promo by Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. in which they spoke about the address Randy Orton planned to give later in the show; included a backstage shot of the hearse, with Shawn Michaels then appearing out of the casket; featured a vignette by Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls in which she announced she would be part of WrestleMania 25; included a video package recapping WrestleMania XI and the Lawrence Taylor vs. Bam Bam Bigelow match; several players from the Dallas Cowboys were shown in attendance; featured an ad for WrestleMania Axxess; included an in-ring segment in which Shawn Michaels, surrounded by a funeral set and casket, cut an in-ring promo on his upcoming match with the Undertaker at WrestleMania while Taker's first theme song played in the background; Michaels then said Taker had never beaten him and nothing would change at WrestleMania; he lifted the casket, showing it empty, and said he took it as a personal insult that Taker didn't think he could end his undefeated WrestleMania streak and that Michaels' WrestleMania performance and victory would outshine everything else on the card; moments later, Taker's gong sounded and the lights went out; when they came back on, Taker was in the ring but Michaels wasn't; Taker, upset he couldn't surprise Michaels, destroyed the set; he eventually opened the casket, thinking Michaels was inside, but Michaels came up from underneath the casket and dropped Taker with the superkick; featured a video package promoting Steve Austin's induction into the WWE Hall of Fame; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the WWE Encyclopedia was already a New York Times Bestseller and reached the Neilsen Sports Bookscan list at #1; featured a look at Variety's cover story on WrestleMania; included a video package recapping the feud between Matt and Jeff Hardy; featured a backstage segment in which Rhodes & Dibiase, flanked by security, got Orton for his in-ring address; included a vignette promoting Kid Rock's performance at WrestleMania; featured the announcement that the WrestleMania press conference would be held the following afternoon at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City; included a closing in-ring promo by Orton in which he said he was the youngest world champion in WWE history when he was only 24; footage then aired of Evolution ganging up on Orton the night he was kicked out of the group and of Orton eliminating Triple H to win the 2009 Royal Rumble; Orton then said he targetted Triple H by taking out the McMahon family, with footage then recapping the injuries sustained to Vince and Shane McMahon, admitted there was no IED, and that he knew exactly what he was doing the entire time; Orton then said he allowed Triple H to come to his home, to give Triple H false confidence, and then showed footage from the previous week in which he had Triple H handcuffed while he kissed a knocked out Stephanie McMahon; Orton then said he spoke with Vickie Guerrero and that if Triple H gets disqualified or counted-out then Orton wins the title at WrestleMania; moments later, footage showed a limo arriving to the arena, with Orton then calling for Rhodes, Dibiase, and security to come out and surround the ring; the limo was then shown empty, with Vince McMahon then appearing and taking off his jacket and tie; Shane then joined him at the entrance stage, followed by Triple H; the three fought their way past security and Triple H brawled with Orton while the McMahons paired up against Rhodes & Dibiase; the show ended while Triple H and Orton fought inside the ring:
WWE Women's Champion Melina, Maria, Gail Kim, Eve, Alicia Fox, Brie Bella, Tiffany, Kelly Kelly, & Mickie James defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Jillian Hall, Layla, Nikki Bella, Katie Lea, Natalya Neidhart, Beth Phoenix, & Rosa Mendez at 1:41 when Tiffany pinned Katie Lea with an inside cradle; after the bout, Santino Marella said he wanted to speak to WWE President Jack Tunney about getting into the divas battle royal only to find out Tunney had died; Santino then said he would prove he had what it takes to become Miss WrestleMania and then disrobed, revealing a mankini underneath; Marella then danced to Kid Rock's "So Hot" until nearly all the divas ganged up on him and threw him to the floor; Beth, Rosa, and Santino then left ringside, with Beth covering up Santino
Chris Jericho defeated Jerry Lawler via submission with the Walls of Jericho at 3:26 after punching Lawler in the midsection; during the bout, it was announced Jericho would have to individually defeat Ricky Steamboat, Jimmy Snuka, & Roddy Piper to be declared the winner at WrestleMania while they would only have to beat him once; after the contest, Jericho pulled Lawler to his feet, with Lawler then punching Jericho to the mat and clearing him from the ring; Jericho then grabbed the mic and said he wasn't getting back in the ring because he already won and there was no question that he would win again at WrestleMania; Jericho then said Mickey Rourke was to blame for what Jericho would do at WrestleMania
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE IC Champion John Bradshaw Layfield in a non-title match at 6:46 with the 619 and springboard splash; prior to the bout, Jerry Lawler rejoined Michael Cole on commentary
The Big Show pinned John Cena with the cpromoting Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls being part of WrestleMania 25hokeslam at 10:38; prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero was shown watching on backstage; after the bout, World Heavyweight Champion Edge appeared and attacked Cena, while Show watched, until referees pulled him away
Kane won an 8-man battle royal by last eliminating Christian and CM Punk at 3:38; other participants included: CM Punk, Christian, WWE US Champion MVP, Shelton Benjamin, Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas), Kofi Kingston, and Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle); order of elimination: Finlay by Henry (0:39); Henry by Kane, Kingston, MVP, Benjamin, Christian, and Punk after Henry became distracted by Hornswoggle on the floor (0:51); Benjamin and MVP by Kane after knocking both men off the apron (2:01); Kingston by Punk (2:34); Christian and Punk by Kane after press slamming Christian onto Punk as Punk was on the apron; after the contest, Kane dragged a ladder - positioned ringside - into the ring, climbed it, and grabbed the briefcase hanging above the ring
ECW - 3/31/09 - included the announcement that Vince McMahon would induct Steve Austin into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame; featured a look at John Cena's "12 Rounds;" included a vignette promoting Kid Rock performing at WrestleMania; featured an ad promoting the WWE 2009 Hall of Fame telecast; included a look at Variety's front page story promoting WrestleMania; featured a video package hyping the Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker match at WrestleMania; included a WrestleMania 25 ad set to AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill;" featured a video package hyping the John Cena vs. the Big Show vs. World Heavyweight Champion Edge match at WrestleMania; included a video package recapping WrestleMania 23 and the Battle of the Billionaires; featured a video package hyping the WWE World Champion Triple H vs. Randy Orton match at WrestleMania; included a vignette promoting Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls being part of WrestleMania 25:
Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) & Kane defeated Christian & Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) at 9:40 when Henry pinned Christian after catching him coming off the top and hitting the powerslam; after the match, Henry dropped Kane with a clothesline and then looked up at the Money in the Bank briefcase hanging above the ring
Nikki Bella (w/ WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin) pinned Brie Bella (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon) at 3:27 with a roll up after Brie became distracted by the Colons chasing Morrison & Mizanin on the floor; during their ring entrance, Morrison appeared to be texting on his phone
Smackdown! - 4/3/09 - featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with WWE US Champion MVP regarding his title defense later in the night against Shelton Benjamin, in which he said he would beat Benjamin, win the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania, and take the world title; moments later, Benjamin interrupted and said he would take back the title; included footage from the WrestleMania Axxess in Houston, hosted by Todd Grisham & Jerry Lawler; featured a video package recapping the feud between Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy; included a video package recapping WrestleMania 1; featured a video package recapping the feud between John Cena, the Big Show, and World Heavyweight Champion Edge; included a pretaped promo by Edge in which he was reminded on Raw, while attacking Cena, that he was the best in the world, had regained his focus, and would never let go of the title; featured the 18-diva tag team match from Raw and the post-match incident involving Santino Marella; included a video package recapping WrestleMania 11 and the Lawrence Taylor vs. Bam Bam Bigelow match; featured a WrestleMania 25 ad set to AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill;" included a look at Vareity's front page story on WrestleMania 25; featured a video package recapping the feud between Randy Orton and WWE World Champion Triple H; included an ad for the WWE Encyclopedia; featured a video package recapping WrestleMania 14 and the match between Steve Austin and WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels, with Mike Tyson at ringside; included highlights of Austin's WWE career to hype his induction into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame; featured a video package hyping Austin's induction, set to Living Colour's "Cult of Personality;" included an ad promoting the Hall of Fame telecast; featured a vignette promoting Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls being part of WrestleMania 25; included a look at the Undertaker and Michaels' incident Monday on Raw; featured a video package hyping the Michaels vs. Taker match at WrestleMania (Tazz's last appearance):
Gail Kim & Maria defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Michelle McCool at 3:12 when Gail pinned Maryse with a double arm neckbreaker after knocking McCool to the floor (Kim's TV return match after a 5-year absence)
WWE US Champion MVP pinned Shelton Benjamin at 6:56 with a kick to the face and the Playmaker
Jeff Hardy pinned Ezikiel Jackson (w/ The Brian Kendrick) with the Twist of Fate and Swanton at 5:00

WWE @ Houston, TX - Reliant Center - April 3, 2009
WrestleMania Axxess

WWE @ Houston, TX - Reliant Center - April 4, 2009
WrestleMania Axxess
Evan Bourne defeated Dolph Ziggler

WWE @ Houston, TX - Reliant Center - April 5, 2009 (morning show)
WrestleMania Axxess
Paul Burchill & Katie Lea defeated DJ Gabriel & Alicia Fox Dolph Ziggler defeated Sim Snuka; after the bout, Ziggler was tended to after reportedly suffering a collarbone injury

WWE @ Houston, TX - Reliant Center - April 5, 2009 (afternoon show)
WrestleMania Axxess
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Festus

WrestleMania 25 - Houston, TX - Reliant Stadium - April 5, 2009 (matinee) (61,661; announced at 72,744)
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin in a unification lumberjack match when Primo pinned Morrison with the Back Stabber at 8:21 after avoiding a reverse suplex attempt; lumberjacks for the match included: the Great Khali, Cryme Tyme, Jamie Noble, Charlie Haas, Hurricane Helms, Goldust, Jimmy Wang Yang, Evan Bourne, R Truth, William Regal, Paul Burchill, Tommy Dreamer, ECW World Champion Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, The Brian Kendrick, Ezikiel Jackson, Mike Knox, Vladimir Kozlov, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout (WrestleMania 25)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Howard Finkel introducing Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls to perform "America, the Beautiful;" included Jim Ross, Michael Cole, & Jerry Lawler on commentary; featured footage from the WrestleMania Axxess, the WWE art auction, and coverage from the local media, along with comments from fans, international fans, and Matt Striker; included Lilian Garcia introducing Kid Rock, who perfomed "Bawitdaba," "Rock n Roll Jesus," "Cowboy," and "All Summer Long;" featured an ad for the National Guard; included an ad for "Legends of WrestleMania;" NASCAR driver Carl Edwards and Evander Holyfield were shown in attendance; included an ad for the 2009 WWE Draft on April 13; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 on March 28, 2010 in Phoenix, AZ; included the introduction of the WWE 2009 Hall of Fame Class - Terry & Dory Funk Jr., Bill Watts, Howard Finkel, Koko B. Ware, the Von Erichs - represented by David Von Erich, Ricky Steamboat, and Steve Austin; moments later, Austin went backstage and returned by driving an ATV around the ring; Austin then celebrated in the ring and drank a few beers before sharing one with Ross at ringside and then throwing a cooler of beer into the ring; Austin then drove back up the aisle on the ATV; featured an ad for Backlash 2009; featured a closing video package highlighting the show, set to the tune of "Touched" by Vast and "Shoot to Thrill" and "War Machine" by AC/DC:
CM Punk defeated Christian, WWE US Champion MVP, Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas), Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle), Shelton Benjamin, Kane, and Kofi Kingston in a Money in the Bank ladder match at 14:24 after repeatedly kicking Kane in the head and knocking him off the top of an adjacent ladder (Ladder Match 2: Crash & Burn, WWE Superstar Collection: Kofi Kingston)
Santina Marella won a 25-diva battle royal at around the 7-minute mark by last eliminating WWE Women's Champion Melina and Beth Phoenix; other participants included: Kelly Kelly, Layla, Jillian Hall, Nikki & Brie Bella, Michelle McCool, Rosa Mendez, Maria, Eve, Katie Lea, Gail Kim, Alicia Fox, WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Mickie James, Natalya Neidhart, Tiffany, Victoria, Sunny, Joy Giovanni, Jackie Gayda, Torrie Wilson, and Molly Holly; Kid Rock performed "So Hott" as the divas came out for the match; Mae Young was the guest timekeeper for the match; after the contest, the winner referred to himself as "Santina Marella," Santino's sister, and was presented with a sash and crown by Candice Michelle
Chris Jericho defeated Ricky Steamboat, Roddy Piper, & Jimmy Snuka (w/ Ric Flair) in a handicap elimination match at 8:57; prior to the bout, Flair hugged Mickey Rourke, who sat ringside for the match; Snuka submitted to the Walls of Jericho at 3:46; Jericho pinned Piper with a running enzuiguri at 4:45; Jericho pinned Steamboat with the Code Breaker; after the bout, Flair fought off Jericho until Jericho gained the upper hand and hit the Code Breaker; moments later, Jericho grabbed the mic and said he was the best in the world and did what he said he was going to do; he then called out Rourke at ringside and said he wanted him to come in the ring and apologize for what he said about Jericho months ago; after being called a coward, Rourke climbed in the ring and backed Jericho into the corner after a series of missed jabs; moments later, Rourke landed a left hand punch which knocked Jericho to the mat; Rourke then celebrated in the ring with Flair
Matt Hardy pinned Jeff Hardy in an extreme rules match at 13:15 after putting Jeff's head in a steel chair and hitting the Twist of Fate, moments after avoiding a leapfrog legdrop off the top of a ladder over another ladder set up in the ring
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE IC Champion John Bradshaw Layfield to win the title at the 21-second mark with the 619 and splash off the top; prior to the bout, JBL cut a promo on his way to the ring in which he said he had a vision that he would return to Texas as champion at a time when the state had no champions or real men and that the fans needed him as a local hero; Mysterio came out for the bout dressed as Heath Ledger's Joker; after the bout, JBL grabbed the mic and said he quit (WWE Superstar Collection: Rey Mysterio)
The Undertaker pinned Shawn Michaels at 30:43 with the tombstone after catching Michaels attempting a moonsault off the top; prior to the bout, Michaels was lowered from the rafters while Taker rose from underneath the entrance stage; during the contest, Taker landed awkwardly on his head after hitting a dive to the floor, with Michaels pulling a cameraman (Sim Snuka) in front of him to take the blow; after the bout, a graphic appeared on the entrance screen which read "17-0" (voted Match of the Year by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter) (Shawn Michaels: My Journey, The True Story of WrestleMania Blu-ray)
John Cena defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge and the Big Show to win the title at 14:44 by pinning Show after dropping Show with the FU and then dropping Edge with the FU on top of Show; prior to the bout, several dozen men dressed as Cena lined the aisle to the tune of Cena's "Basic Thuganomics" and did the "You can't see me" hand sign until Cena made his entrance to "My Time is Now;" after the bout, Cena celebrated into the crowd
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned Randy Orton at 23:35 with the Pedigree after kicking the challenger in the head and hitting him with a sledgehammer while the referee was knocked out; prior to the ring entrances, Triple H was shown in a backstage hallway with Vince McMahon and Shane McMahon; in his entrance, Triple H threw his sledgehammer through a plate window positioned at the entranceway, then walked through the debris; stipulations stated Triple H could lose the title via disqualification or count-out; after the bout, Triple H stood above Orton and held up the title belt

WWE @ Houston, TX - Toyota Center - April 6, 2009 (14,187; 11,500 paid; sell out)
Evan Bourne defeated Dolph Ziggler
Kofi Kingston defeated Shelton Benjamin
Raw - featured opening still frames from WrestleMania 25 set to set to the tune of "Touched" by Vast and "Shoot to Thrill" and "War Machine" by AC/DC; included an in-ring promo by Randy Orton in which he said his loss to WWE World Champion Triple H at WrestleMania proved nothing, he would get a rematch, and he would take the title; a chant of "RKO" began during the segment; Orton then said he hadn't seen Linda McMahon in a while and was sure she would be happy to see him and that he would like to meet the McMahon grandchildren; Vince McMahon then appeared, with Orton sliding out to the floor; McMahon then challenged Orton to a fight then and there and then said Orton didn't deserve another title match; he then said Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes would face Vince, Shane McMahon, & Triple H at Backlash; after Vince called Orton a failure, Orton challenged him to a singles match later in the show, with Vince accepting; featured an ad for the following week's WWE Draft; included a backstage segment with Vince and Shane in which Shane tried to stop Vince from taking part in the match later in the show; featured footage of World Heavyweight Champion John Cena promoting "12 Rounds" with appearances on "The Tonight Show," ESPN, "Regis & Kelly," "Saturday Night Live," "The Donny Bonaduce Show," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," and other media outlets; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WrestleMania 25 was provided to US troops over 176 countries, 200 Navy ships at sea, and 76 military bases through the Armed Forces Network; featured a backstage segment in which Shane talked Triple H into trying to get Vince to back out of his match later in the show; included a backstage segment with Vince and Triple H in which Triple H told Vince he was proud of him and to finish it with Orton; featured Vickie Guerrero, wheeled out onto the stage by Chavo Guerrero Jr., in which she announced she was now the permanent general manager on Raw and that Edge would challenge Cena at Backlash in Edge's last title shot; she then said the WWE World title would be at stake in the six man tag team match at Backlash; moments later, Vickie interrupted the commentary of Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler to announce the Cena vs. Edge match would be a last man standing bout; included an ad for WWE Superstars, which would begin April 16 on WGN; featured footage from the previous Saturday's 2009 WWE Hall of Fame; included an ad for the WWE Encyclopedia; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WrestleMania 25 aired in 68 counties and in 15 languages:
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated John Morrison & Mike Mizanin in a lumberjack match at 9:29 when Carlito pinned Mizanin with a reversal into the Back Stabber; lumberjacks for the match included: Cryme Tyme, Hurricane Helms, Ricky Ortiz, the Great Khali, Tommy Dreamer, William Regal, Goldust, Tyson Kidd, Vladimir Kozlov, Jamie Noble, ECW World Champion Jack Swagger, Jesse, Mike Knox, R Truth, The Brian Kendrick, Ezikiel Jackson, Paul Burchill, DJ Gabriel, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder, and Jimmy Wang Yang WWE Women's Champion Melina, Jillian Hall, Mickie James, Layla, & Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Natalya Neidhart, Gail Kim, Maria, & Eve at 3:57 when Mickie pinned Natalya with a tornado DDT from the middle turnbuckle; during the bout, Michael Cole accidentally referred to Natalya as the "son" of Jim Neidhart
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, CM Punk, Jeff Hardy, Ricky Steamboat, & WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Edge, Chris Jericho, Matt Hardy, Kane, & the Big Show at around the 17-minute mark when Mysterio pinned Jericho with the splash off the top after Steamboat hit the crossbody off the top onto Edge; during the bout, the crowd chanted "You've still got it" at Steamboat; after the bout, his teammates gave Steamboat the spotlight and he celebrated in the ring (Steamboat's Raw in-ring debut) (the bout began during the commercial break) (The Best of Raw: 2009)
Santina Marella pinned Beth Phoenix (w/ Eva Mendez) at 1:17 in an imptomptu match when he landed on Phoenix after holding onto the top rope to avoid a slam; prior to the bout, Marella bragged over "her" win the previous night at WrestleMania until she was interrupted by Phoenix and Rosa Mendez in which Beth challenged Marella to a match, upset that he eliminated her from the WrestleMania battle royal; Marella then said Beth was jealous because "she" was more of a woman that Beth would ever be; prior to the match beginning, footage was shown from the commercial break of Santina dancing to Kid Rock's "So Hott"
Randy Orton fought Vince McMahon to a no contest at around the 5-minute mark when Shane McMahon interfered to prevent Orton from kicking Vince in the head, with Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. then helping gang up on the McMahons; moments later, WWE World Champion Triple H then came out to make the save but was triple teamed; moments later, Batista appeared and cleared the ring of Legacy, eventually dropping Rhodes with the sit-down powerbomb; Vince then grabbed the mic and said he wouldn't be part of the Backlash main event but Batista would take his place (Batista's surprise return after a 4-month absence)

WWE @ Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center - April 7, 2009
WWE US Champion MVP defeated Dolph Ziggler
ECW - 4/7/09 - featured the debut of Josh Mattthews on commentary, alongside Matt Striker; included an in-ring promo by Teddy Long in which he announced he was the new GM of Smackdown! and then introduced Tiffany as the new interim GM of ECW; Tiffany then appeared but ECW World Champion Jack Swagger interrupted as she attempted to speak; after Swagger said Tiffany needed to learn quickly how to deal with him, she responded by announcing Mark Henry, Finlay, Tommy Dreamer, and Christian would be competing over the next several weeks, with the winner facing Swagger at Backlash; featured still frames from WrestleMania 25 set to set to the tune of "Touched" by Vast and "Shoot to Thrill" by AC/DC; included footage of World Heavyweight Champion John Cena promoting "12 Rounds" with appearances on "The Tonight Show," ESPN, "Regis & Kelly," "Saturday Night Live," "The Donny Bonaduce Show," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," and other media outlets; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WrestleMania 25 aired in 68 counties and in 15 languages; included video highlights from the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame; featured a look at the front page of the Houston Chronicle which profiled WrestleMania 25; included an ad for WWE Superstars, debuting April 16 on WGN America:
Evan Bourne, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart), John Morrison & Mike Mizanin at 14:25 when Bourne pinned Kidd with the Air Bourne after Primo dropped Kidd with the Back Stabber
Elimination Chase: Round 1: Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) defeated Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas), Tommy Dreamer, and Christian at 10:05 by pinning Henry after hitting him with the shillelagh, behind the referee's back, as Henry attempted to powerslam Dreamer; stipulations stated the three men remaining would advance to the following week in a triple threat match
Smackdown! - featured opening still frames from WrestleMania 25 set to set to the tune of "Touched" by Vast and "Shoot to Thrill" by AC/DC; included Todd Grisham's Smackdown! commentary debut, replacing Tazz; featured an in-ring promo by Matt Hardy in which he said his win over Jeff Hardy at WrestleMania was the greatest WrestleMania moment of all time and he had proved he was the superior Hardy; Matt then said it wouldn't be over until he erased Jeff from the WWE and would haunt Jeff every step of the way; Matt then asked Jeff to come out and apologize to the fans for being a disappointment and apologize to Matt for attempting to be his brother and that if Jeff didn't do it then he would leave the ring on a stretcher and would never wrestle again; Jeff then appeared and rushed the ring, with Matt then escaping to the floor and up the aisle; Teddy Long then appeared, making his return as the Smackdown! general manager, and said the Hardys would face off later in the show in a stretcher match; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with Kofi Kingston regarding his upcoming match against the Big Show, during which he discussed growing up a wrestling fan and wanting to be part of WrestleMania; featured highlights from the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com broke its all time record for page views Monday with 105,179,641; featured a video package of the Undertaker's 17-0 WrestleMania record; included footage of World Heavyweight Champion John Cena promoting "12 Rounds" with appearances on "The Tonight Show," ESPN, "Regis & Kelly," "Saturday Night Live," "The Donny Bonaduce Show," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," and other media outlets; featured Cena as a guest of The Cutting Edge in which Edge said he hadn't slept in a week, since losing the World Heavyweight Title, said the belt was his life preserver, and claimed Cena stole the title from him; Cena responded by bringing up all the history between the two while Edge then said he hated everything about Cena and would be the only one left standing when the two meet at Backlash in a last man standing match; Cena then said the reason Edge hated him wasn't because of his hat, t-shirt, or wristbands but because he knew Cena was tougher; Cena then let Edge get a free punch to his head but Edge backed away and left the ring; included an ad for the following Monday's WWE Draft; featured an ad for WWE Superstars, debuting the following Thursday; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WrestleMania 25 was provided to US troops over 176 countries, 200 Navy ships at sea, and 76 military bases through the Armed Forces Network The Big Show pinned Kofi Kingston at 3:29 with a right hand punch as Kingston jumped off the top (The Big Show: A Giant's World)
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) pinned Santino Marella with the tree slam at the 26-second mark; prior to the bout, Marella cut an in-ring promo bragging about his "sister's" battle royal win at WrestleMania and then issued an open challenge to anyone to come out and face him; moments later, Khali and Singh appeared, with Singh saying Khali thought "Santina" was hot and wanted to kiss her; after Santino repeatedly said no and called Khali a pervert, Singh told the referee to ring the bell
Gail Kim pinned Michelle McCool at 2:54 with a cradle as Michelle made a pin attempt; during the bout, WWE Divas Champion Maryse was shown watching backstage
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon in a non-title match at 9:45 when Rhodes pinned Carlito with Crossroads after Dibiase dropped Carlito throat-first across the top rope behind the referee's back; after the bout, Dibiase dropped Primo with Dream Street, with Randy Orton then appearing and stomping both of the champions; Orton then held up Dibiase & Rhodes' hands; following the commercial break, Orton cut an in-ring promo on the six man tag team match upcoming at Backlash and the fact the WWE World Title would be at stake
Matt Hardy defeated Jeff Hardy in a stretcher match at 14:04 after hitting Jeff in the head with a steel chair moments after Jeff missed a Swanton off the top and landed on the stretcher; prior to the bout, Todd Grisham described the rules of the match by physically pulling the stretcher up the ramp; after the contest, Matt shoved the stretcher, with Jeff still on it, down the ramp and into the side of the ring (Jeff Hardy: My Life My Rules)
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion John Cena pinned Edge

WWE @ Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena - April 13, 2009 (announced at 16,431)
Dolph Ziggler defeated Goldust
Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Curt Hawkins
Raw - 2009 WWE Draft 3-hour special - featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, Todd Grisham & Jim Ross on commentary for Smackdown!, and Josh Mathews & Matt Striker on commentary for ECW; included an opening in-ring promo by Batista in which he discussed Randy Orton kicking him in the head in December, which put him out of action, and then demanded Orton appear; when Orton didn't, Shane McMahon came out and said he was just as deserving of getting payback on Orton; WWE World Champion Triple H then appeared and said he still deserved payback on Orton for what Orton did to Stephanie McMahon; moments later, Chavo Guerrero Jr. wheeled Vickie Guerrero out to the entrance stage and said she had given Orton the night off but the threesome would face Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. later in the show; she then said if Triple H's team won then the person who scores the win would face Orton the following week but if Legacy won then no one would face Orton; Chief Jay Strongbow was shown in attendance; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE is available in more households in China than the NFL and MLB combined; included a backstage segment with Vickie and Chavo in which Orton interrupted and said, if he faces Triple H the following week, he wants the title on the line; Vickie then said that if Legacy wins later in the night then whomever they beat would have to face them in a 3-on-1 handicap match the following week; featured a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion John Cena and ECW World Champion Jack Swagger in which they discussed their match later in the show, during which Cena made fun of Swagger for calling himself "the All-American American" and said Swagger would get a lesson in respect; included an ad promoting Thursday's premiere of WWE Superstars on WGN; featured a backstage segment with Orton, Rhodes, & Dibiase in which they discussed their match later in the show and how they would work to ensure Orton wouldn't have to wrestle a singles match the following week; included an ad for the WWE Encyclopedia; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WrestleMania 25 had more people in attendance than the 2008 MLB All Star Game at Yankee Stadium, Madonna's concert at Dolphin Stadium, the 2009 Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium, and the 2009 NCAA Final Four at Ford Field; included an ad for "The Greatest Stars of the 90s;" Chilli from TLC was shown in attendance; featured a backstage segment in which Shane, Triple H, and Batista argued over who would get Orton in the tag team main event, with Triple H telling the other two that Orton was his; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com broke its all time record for page views April 6 with 105,179,641; featured the announcement that the Undertaker would face Matt Hardy on the debut episode of WWE Superstars:
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Evan Bourne in a non-title match at 3:29 with the 619 and splash off the top; Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Joey Matthews, & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match; as a result of the win, WWE US Champion MVP was drafted from Smackdown! to Raw; moments later, MVP appeared at the entrance stage
Kane pinned The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezekiel Jackson) with the chokeslam at the 46-second mark; Todd Grisham, Jim Ross, Cole, & Lawler provided commentary for the match; prior to the bout, it was announced Vince McMahon would be profiled on ESPN2's "E60" the following night; mid-way through the bout, Kane kicked Jackson in the face while on the floor; as a result of the win, the Big Show was drafted from Smackdown! to Raw; moments later, Show appeared on the entrance stage
WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Michelle McCool, & Natalya Neidhart defeated WWE Women's Champion Melina, Mickie James, & Kelly Kelly at 1:16 when Michelle pinned Mickie by kicking her in the face as Mickie came off the top; Grisham, Ross, Cole, & Lawler provided commentary for the match; as a result of the win, Melina was drafted from Raw to Smackdown!
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defeated ECW World Champion Jack Swagger in a non-title match at 11:30 via submission with the STFU following the FU; pre-match stipulations stated the winner would earn two draft picks for their brand; Cole, Lawler, Matthews, and Striker provided commentary for the match; as a result of the win, Matt Hardy and WWE World Champion Triple H were drafted from Smackdown! to Raw, with both men then appearing separately on the entrance stage and looking toward Cena still in the ring; moments later, Edge came out of the crowd and jumped Cena from behind, with Cena fighting him off and attempting the FU but Edge escaped and left the ring (The John Cena Experience)
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) pinned Santino Marella with one foot on his chest after hitting a chop to the head at the 56-second mark; prior to the bout, Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendez appeared on the entrance stage, with Phoenix grabbing the mic and saying she spoke with Vickie Guerrero who agreed to make Santina Marella a guest on the Khali Kiss Cam the following week should Khali win; Ross, Grisham, Cole, & Lawler provided commentary for the match; as a result of the win, CM Punk was drafted from Raw to Smackdown!
Kofi Kingston defeated Mike Mizanin (w/ John Morrison) via disqualification at 8:53 when referee Charles Robinson caught Morrison pushing Kingston off the top; as a result of the win, Mizanin was drafted from ECW to Raw; Cole, Lawler, Matthews, & Striker provided commentary for the match; after the bout, Morrison and Mizanin hugged to end their partnership, with Mizanin then attacking Morrison and leaving him in the ring
Edge won a 15-man battle royal by last eliminating the Big Show at 5:38; other participants included: WWE US Champion MVP, Cryme Tyme, Mike Knox, Finlay, Ricky Ortiz, Paul Burchill, Mark Henry, Tyson Kidd, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and R Truth; order of elimination: Ortiz by Show (1:41); Burchill by Show (1:49); Knox by Henry (1:55); Chavo (2:07); Shad Gasphard by Henry (2:10); Primo by Show (2:20); R Truth by Henry (2:25); Kidd by Show (2:34); JTG by Henry (2:38); Carlito by Show (2:57); MVP by Henry (3:11); Finlay by Edge (3:23); Henry by Show via a punch as Henry was on the ring apron (4:58); Show by Edge when Edge avoided a charge; all three teams provided commentary for the match; stipulations stated the winning brand would earn two draft picks; after the bout, Show threw a fit at ringside before going backstage; moments later, Kane and Chris Jeircho were drafted from Raw to Smackdown!, with each man then appearing at the entrance stage
Christian pinned Shelton Benjamin at 3:53 with the Killswitch after avoiding a charge in the corner and Benjamin hit his head on the top turnbuckle; Grisham, Ross, Matthews, & Striker provided commentary for the match; as a result of the win, Vladimir Kozlov was drafted from Smackdown! to ECW; moments later, Kozlov appeared at the entrance stage
Matt Hardy defeated CM Punk via disqualification at 4:23 when Jeff Hardy interfered and attacked Matt; Grisham, Ross, Cole, & Lawler provided commentary for the match; after the bout, Jeff attempted the Swanton but Matt rolled out of the ring, with Jeff then chasing him backstage; as a result of the win, WWE Divas Champion Maryse was drafted from Smackdown! to Raw; moments later, Maryse appeared at the entrance stage
Chris Jericho pinned Tommy Dreamer at 4:41 with the Code Breaker as Dreamer came off the middle turnbuckle; Grisham, Ross, Matthews, & Striker provided commentary for the bout; as a result of the win, WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. was drafted from Raw to Smackdown!; moments later, Mysterio appeared on the entrance stage
WWE World Champion Triple H, Batista, & Shane McMahon defeated Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. in a handicap match at 7:45 when Triple H pinned Dibiase with the Pedigree, moments after Dibiase sustained Batista's sit-down powerbomb; stipulations stated the winner of the fall on Triple H's team would face Randy Orton the following week; had Rhodes & Dibiase won, the loser of the fall would face Legacy in a 3-on-1 handicap match the following week; late in the match, Triple H, Batista, and McMahon argued over who would get the pinfall; after the contest, Orton appeared at the entrance stage and stared at the three men in the ring as the show came to a close (Batista's in-ring return after a 5-month absence)
WWE Superstars - 4/16/09: The Undertaker defeated Matt Hardy via count-out at 10:29 when Matt opted not to get back in the ring before the referee's 10 count; after the bout, Jeff Hardy ran out and jumped Matt in the aisle, eventually throwing him in the ring where Taker dropped him with the chokeslam; Jim Ross & Todd Grisham provided commentary for the match

WWE @ Knoxville, TN - Thompson-Boling Arena - April 14, 2009
Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Tyson Kidd
ECW - 4/14/09 - featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WrestleMania 25 had more people in attendance than the 2008 MLB All Star Game at Yankee Stadium, Madonna's concert at Dolphin Stadium, the 2009 Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium, and the 2009 NCAA Final Four at Ford Field; included an ad for the WWE Encyclopedia; featured a backstage segment with Tiffany, Paul Burchill and Katie Lea in which Paul and Katie argued they shouldn't face potentially being split up by the supplemental draft, with Tiffany saying they would have to go to WWE.com the following day to see for sure; after they left, ECW World Champion Jack Swagger spoke to Tiffany and said he should be part of the debut episode of WWE Superstars, with Tiffany saying she already decided that the finals of the Elimination Chase would be held on the show; included an ad for the debut of WWE Superstars Thursday on WGN America:
John Morrison pinned Evan Bourne at 17:17 with a Moonlight Drive off the top after kicking Bourne in the head as he attempted the Air Bourne (John Morrison: Rock Star)
Vladimir Kozlov pinned David Floridia at 1:04 with a uranagi; after the bout, Kozlov grabbed the mic and cut a promo on his arrival in ECW (Kozlov's ECW debut)
Elimination Chase: Round 2: Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) defeated Christian and Tommy Dreamer at 14:42 by pinning Dreamer with the Celtic Cross as Christian was tied in the ring ropes; stipulations stated the two men not defeated would compete Thursday on WWE Superstars, with the winner advancing to an ECW World Title shot at Backlash
WWE Superstars - 4/16/09 - debut episode on WGN America - featured the Undertaker vs. Matt Hardy match taped 4/13/09 in Atlanta, GA; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com broke its all time record for page views April 6 with 105,179,641; featured still frames from WrestleMania 25 set to set to the tune of "Touched" by Vast and "Shoot to Thrill" by AC/DC; included an ad for "The Greatest Stars of the 90s;" featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with Shane McMahon regarding his upcoming match against Cody Rhodes and WWE World Champion Triple H's upcoming match against Randy Orton the following week on Monday Night Raw:
Elimination Chase: Round 3: Christian pinned Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) with the Killswitch at 4:31; stipulations stated the winner would face ECW World Champion Jack Swagger at Backlash; after the match, the two men shook hands and hugged; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Cody Rhodes defeated Shane McMahon via disqualification at 14:04 when McMahon took a steel chair, which Rhodes attempted to use moments earlier until it was taken away by referee Mike Chioda, and repeatedly hit Rhodes with it; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match; prior to the bout, it was announced WWE World Champion Triple H, Randy Orton, and Ted Dibiase Jr. were barred from ringside for the bout; after the contest, McMahon pulled a trash can out from under the ring and hit the Van Terminator on Rhodes
Smackdown! - 4/17/09 - featured an in-ring segment in which Runjin Singh & the Great Khali discussed having Santina Marella as a guest of the Kiss Cam the following week; Singh then said Khali wanted to warm up by Santina by picking a woman out of the crowd, named Elizabeth and from Knoxville, to be part of the Kiss Cam; moments later, Khali kissed Elizabeth, with her saying it was the most passionate and romantic kiss she's ever had; Singh then told Elizabeth that while Khali thought she was beautiful and amazing, only Santina held the key to his heart; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WrestleMania 25 had more people in attendance than the 2008 MLB All Star Game at Yankee Stadium, Madonna's concert at Dolphin Stadium, the 2009 Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium, and the 2009 NCAA Final Four at Ford Field; included an in-ring segment with WWE World Champion Triple H and Randy Orton in which Orton appeared on the big screen after he failed to appear when his music played twice; Orton then said he wasn't going to risk being in the ring with Triple H with Backlash a little more than a week away and their non-title match the following week on Raw; Orton then said Triple H had made enemies of his tag team partners, Batista and Shane McMahon, and said Triple H would get himself disqualified in their upcoming Raw match within the 5-minute mark; when Triple H laughed it off, Orton recapped his attacks on the McMahons and kissing Stephanie McMahon after dropping her with a DDT; when Triple H continued to laugh, Orton questioned him about what was so funny, with Triple H saying their upcoming match on Raw would be No DQ; featured a backstage segment with Matt Hardy and Teddy Long in which Long said Matt would face Jeff Hardy in an I Quit match at Backlash; included a backstage segment with Long and WWE US Champion MVP in which Long praised MVP and said his friend Sherry Shepherd from "The View" wanted to meet him; featured an ad for "The Greatest Stars of the 90s;" included a "Did you know?" graphic which read twice as many men watched the previous week's Smackdown! than watched The Masters on ESPN:
The Big Show pinned Jeff Hardy at 11:52 with the right hand punch after catching Hardy coming off the top with the Whisper in the Wind; late in the match, Matt Hardy appeared ringside but was laid out on the floor by Jeff; after the contest, Matt entered the ring, repeatedly slapped and legdropped Jeff as Jeff was knocked out, and then placed his foot on Jeff's chest (Show's last appearance before moving to Raw)
Gail Kim pinned WWE Divas Champion Maryse in a non-title match at 3:47 with a modified jawbreaker; the bout was announced as Maryse's last Smackdown! appearance before moving to Raw
John Morrison pinned R Truth with the Moonlight Drive at 3:55 after a modified powerbomb from the middle turnbuckle
The Undertaker pinned Shelton Benjamin at 10:34 by reversing Benjamin's attempt at the tombstone into one of his own
Dolph Ziggler pinned WWE US Champion MVP at 4:25 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after kicking him in the knee and ramming his head into the turnbuckle; after the bout, Ziggler grabbed the mic, said he got MVP's attention, and introduced himself (Ziggler's debut on Smackdown!) (MVP's last appearance before moving to Raw)
Batista pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. at 11:35 with the spear and sit-down powerbomb
Dark match after the taping: WWE World Champion Triple H defeated Randy Orton in a streetfight

WWE (Raw) @ Dublin, Ireland - The 02 - April 15, 2009 (8,800; sell out)
Kofi Kingston pinned Mike Mizanin with the spin kick
WWE Women's Champion Melina & Kelly Kelly defeated Beth Phoenix & Layla when Melina pinned Layla with a Fameasser
Goldust pinned Santino Marella with a reverse suplex; prior to the bout, Santino cut an in-ring promo challenging anyone to face him, with Goldust then appearing; after the bout, Marella again challenged anyone, with Charlie Haas then appearing, as Steve Austin, and dropping Marella with the Stunner
CM Punk pinned William Regal with the Go To Sleep; after the bout, Kofi Kingston made the save against Regal, with Regal then challenging Kingston to face him the following night
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Kane & Mike Knox via disqualification when Kane didn't adhere to the referee's 5 count
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chris Jericho with the 619 and splash off the top after avoiding the Lionsault
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defeated Edge via submission with the STFU; Cena originally scored the pin with the FU but the match continued briefly

WWE (Raw) @ Dublin, Ireland - The 02 - April 16, 2009 (8,800; sell out)
Kofi Kingston defeated William Regal (w/ Layla)
Santino Marella defeated Charlie Haas
Goldust pinned Mike Mizanin
WWE Women's Champion Melina pinned Beth Phoenix after Rosa Mendez' interference backfired
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Kane & Mike Knox when Carlito pinned Kane with the Back Stabber
CM Punk pinned Chris Jericho with the Go To Sleep at the 20-minute mark
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena & WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Edge & the Big Show when Cena pinned Show with the FU as Mysterio pinned Edge with a splash off the top

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Cologne, Germany - Lanxess Arena - April 16, 2009 (10,000)
Evan Bourne pinned Tyson Kidd
Finlay defeated Mark Henry
Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Natalya Neidhart, & Katie Lea
WWE US Champion MVP defeated Shelton Benjamin
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger defeated Christian
Jeff Hardy defeated Matt Hardy in a streetfight when the match was stopped after Matt bled bad hardway; after the match, Matt required stitches
WWE World Champion Triple H & the Undertaker defeated Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, & Ted Dibiase Jr. in a handicap match

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Strasbourg, France - Zenith Arena - April 17, 2009 (7,736; sell out)
Evan Bourne pinned Tyson Kidd with the Shooting Star Press
Finlay pinned Mark Henry after hitting him with the shillelagh
Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Natalya Neidhart, & Katie Lea
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Christian with the gutwrench powerbomb; Tiffany was the ring announcer for the match
Matt Hardy defeated Jeff Hardy in a streetfight
WWE World Champion Triple H & the Undertaker defeated Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes in a handicap match when Taker pinned Rhodes with the tombstone after Triple H dropped Dibiase with the Pedigree

WWE (Raw) @ Glasgow, Scotland - Braehead Arena - April 17, 2009 (6,500; sell out)
Kofi Kingston pinned Mike Mizanin with the spin kick
William Regal defeated Charlie Haas
Santino Marella pinned Goldust with a roll up
WWE Women's Champion Melina defeated Beth Phoenix; Kelly Kelly was the guest referee
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Kane & Mike Knox when Carlito pinned Knox with the Back Stabber
CM Punk pinned Chris Jericho with the Go To Sleep
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena & WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Edge & the Big Show when Mysterio pinned Edge with the top rope splash after Cena dropped Show with the FU

WWE (Smackdown & ECW) @ Salzburg, Austria - Arena - April 18, 2009 (sell out)
Evan Bourne defeated Tyson Kidd
Finlay defeated Mark Henry
Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Natalya Neidhart, & Katie Lea
WWE US Champion MVP defeated Shelton Benjamin
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger defeated Christian
Jeff Hardy defeated Matt Hardy in a streetfight
WWE World Champion Triple H & the Undertaker defeated Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, & Ted Dibiase Jr. in a handicap match

WWE (Raw) @ Aberdeen, Scotland - Exhibition & Conference Centre - April 18, 2009
Goldust pinned William Regal with a powerslam
Mike Mizanin pinned Charlie Haas with the Reality Check
Kofi Kingston defeated Santino Marella; prior to the bout, Marella cut an in-ring promo challenging anyone to face him
WWE Women's Champion Melina pinned Beth Phoenix with an inside cradle; Kelly Kelly was the guest referee for the bout
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Kane & Mike Knox when Carlito pinned Knox with the Back Stabber
The Big Show pinned CM Punk with the punch
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chris Jericho
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defeated Edge via submission with the STFU

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Vienna, Austria - Wiener Town Hall - April 19, 2009 (10,000; sell out)
Evan Bourne defeated Tyson Kidd
Finlay defeated Mark Henry
Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Natalya Neidhart, & Katie Lea
WWE US Champion MVP defeated Shelton Benjamin
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger defeated Christian
Matt Hardy pinned Jeff Hardy in a streetfight with the Twist of Fate after Jeff failed a legdrop from the top rope over a ladder and fell through a table in the ring
WWE World Champion Triple H & the Undertaker defeated Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, & Ted Dibiase Jr. in a handicap match

WWE (Raw) @ Nottingham, England - Trent FM Arena - April 19, 2009 (9,000; sell out)
WWE Women's Champion Melina & Kelly Kelly defeated Beth Phoenix & Layla when Kelly pinned Layla with the Rocker Dropper
Mike Mizanin pinned Charlie Haas
William Regal pinned Goldust; Regal worked the match as a babyface
Kofi Kingston pinned Santino Marella
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Kane & Mike Knox when Carlito pinned Knox after Kane dropped Knox with the chokeslam and walked out of the match
CM Punk pinned Chris Jericho at 18:30; Punk's Money in the Bank briefcase was at stake in the match
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Edge & the Big Show when Cena pinned Show with the FU as Mysterio pinned Edge with the top rope splash

WWE @ London, England - 02 Arena - April 20, 2009 (17,176; sell out)
William Regal defeated Dolph Ziggler (Live in the UK: April 2009)
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by Chris Jericho in which he commented on being drafted to Smackdown! and noted this was his final appearance on Raw and that Raw would suffer for it; moments later, Ricky Steamboat came out and thanked Jericho for being the reason Steamboat came back and was welcomed with open arms from the fans; Jericho then said Steamboat was out only to hear the crowd reaction and that Ric Flair, Jimmy Snuka, Roddy Piper, and Mickey Rourke hadn't been heard from since Jericho won his match at WrestleMania; Jericho then challenged Steamboat to a one-on-one match at Backlash; before Steamboat could answer, World Heavyweight Champion John Cena interrupted, with Jericho then cutting him off and saying he was done with Cena, Steamboat, and Raw and didn't care what Cena had to say; Jericho then left the ring, with Steamboat then accepting the match for Backlash; as Jericho continued to walk up the ramp, Cena said Vickie Guerrero had sent word that Edge wouldn't be wrestling tonight but Cena would be and he would be facing Jericho; after Jericho left ringside, Cena and Steamboat shook hands; included the announcement that the previous week's Draft was the highest rated show on cable; featured a backstage segment with Batista and Shane McMahon in which Shane congratulated Batista on his win and made sure they were still on the same page after last week's incident, with the two then noting they didn't appreciate what the other did during the previous week's main event; included an ad for "The Greatest Stars of the 90s;" featured an in-ring promo by Santino Marella in which he said he wasn't happy his twin sister Santina would have to be part of the Kiss Cam and then asked that she come out to prove they aren't the same person; Santina then appeared on the big screen and said she couldn't kiss Khali because she had a blister on her lip; Santina, with a fake backdrop behind her, said she was in Italy, "the greatest country in the world;" the video then sped up, with Santino arguing that his sister was a big fan of Red Bull; as Santino read a poem he wrote for he and his sister, Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendez came out, with Beth saying Vickie had agreed to devote time on Backlash to Santina kissing Khali; Santina then continued to speak, as though Santino had just finished the poem, with Santino covering by telling Santina to shut up and the production team to cut off the video; after Santino and Beth had words, WWE Women's Champion Melina came out for her match with Beth; included a backstage segment with WWE World Champion Triple H and Shane in which Shane said he, Triple H, and Batista need to make sure to keep a level head at Backlash or Randy Orton would walk out of Backlash with the world title; featured an ad for "WWE Superstars" on WGN America; included a backstage segment with Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. in which they said while they were on the same page, Batista, Triple H, and Shane weren't; Orton then walked in and said they would win at Backlash and he guaranteed he would beat Triple H in the night's main event; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com was ranked #1 for entertainment websites for males under 34 in February, beating out AOL TV, CBS.com, Fox.com, Oprah.com, TMZ.com, and MTV.com; included the announcement that Christian and ECW World Champion Jack Swagger would hold their Backlash contract signing the following night on ECW:
Batista pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the sit-down powerbomb at the 20-second mark; prior to the bout, Guerrero cut an in-ring promo on being drafted to Raw and Vickie Guerrero being the new GM; after the bout, Chavo grabbed the mic and said he wasn't ready and apologized to Vickie for losing; Batista then returned to the ring and hit another sit-down powerbomb
CM Punk pinned Kane at 2:11 by reversing a chokeslam attempt into an inside cradle (both men's final appearance before moving to Smackdown!)
WWE Women's Champion Melina pinned Beth Phoenix (w/ Rosa Mendez) at 3:19 with the modified sunset flip / powerbomb after Beth collided with Rosa on the apron (Melina's last appearance before moving to Smackdown!)
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defeated Chris Jericho via disqualification in a non-title match at 16:29 when Edge ran out and shoved Cena off the top as the champion attempted a superplex; both Jericho and Cena received mixed reactions in the match; after the contest, Edge attacked Cena in the ring and dropped him with the spear; moments later, Edge hit a Con-Chair-Two on Cena, cut an in-ring promo on his upcoming last man standing match with Cena at Backlash, and then counted Cena down for 10; after the commercial break, footage was shown of Cena being helped backstage by referees (Jericho's last appearance before moving to Smackdown!) (The Best of Raw: 2009)
The Big Show pinned WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match at 1:45 with the punch after catching Mysterio as he attempted the 619; after the bout, the trainer and referee Charles Robinson attended to Mysterio while Show left the ring (Mysterio's last appearance before moving to Smackdown!) (The Big Show: A Giant's World)
Randy Orton pinned WWE World Champion Triple H in a non-title No DQ match at 17:32 with the RKO after Triple H knocked an interfering Cody Rhodes to the floor, moments after Ted Dibiase Jr. threw Batista into the ringpost on the floor; Shane McMahon and Batista interfered late in the match after Rhodes & Dibiase came out and triple teamed Triple H; after the bout, Triple H, Batista, and McMahon, in the ring, stared at Legacy on the floor
WWE Superstars - 4/23/09 - featured a Jeff Hardy tribute video to the tune of Lostprophets' "Rooftops;" included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion John Cena regarding the assault he sustained from Edge on Raw and the upcoming last man standing match at Backlash, with Cena then taking the mic and making comments directly to the fans in which he compared his rivalry with Edge to the Yankees vs. the Red Sox and said he would give anything to walk out of Backlash as the winner; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WrestleMania 25 had more people in attendance than the 2008 MLB All Star Game at Yankee Stadium, Madonna's concert at Dolphin Stadium, the 2009 Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium, and the 2009 NCAA Final Four at Ford Field; included the Finlay & Hornswoggle vs. Tyson Kidd & Natalya Neidhart match taped 4/21/09 in London; featured the announcement the Undertaker would face Big Show and Batista & Shane McMahon would face Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes the following night on Smackdown!:
The Big Show & Kane defeated CM Punk & WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. at 10:08 when Kane pinned Punk with a chokeslam after Show fought off Punk from the apron; during the bout, it was announced Punk would face Kane at Backlash; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
Edge pinned Kofi Kingston at 12:42 with the spear after kicking out of a cover while attempting the Sharpshooter
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion John Cena pinned Edge with the FU

WWE @ Cardiff, Wales - International Arena - April 20, 2009 (3,500)
Evan Bourne defeated Tyson Kidd
Finlay defeated Mark Henry in a Belfast Brawl
Gail Kim, Nikki & Brie Bella defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Natalya Neidhart, & Katie Lea
WWE US Champion MVP defeated Shelton Benjamin
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger defeated Christian
Matt Hardy defeated Jeff Hardy in a streetfight
WWE World Champion Triple H & the Undertaker defeated Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes in a handicap match

- 4/21/09: "The Wrestler" was released on DVD.

WWE @ London, England - 02 Arena - April 21, 2009
Umaga defeated R Truth (Live in the UK: April 2009)
ECW - 4/21/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Finlay and Hornswoggle in which Finlay said it was Hornswoggle's last night on ECW, due to the draft, with Hornswoggle then saying he wanted to wrestle; as Hornswoggle went to say goodbye to the ECW fans, Tyson Kidd & Natalya Neidhart came out with Kidd saying Hornswoggle leaving would give him more TV time; Natalya then said Tyson was too good to wrestle Hornswoggle, with Hornswoggle then biting Natalya on the butt and clearing them from the ring; Natalya then challenged Hornswoggle to a match as the show went to commercial break; included a backstage segment in which Natalya & Kidd interrupted Tiffany backstage, with Natalya saying she wanted Hornswoggle fired; Tiffany then said she would have Kidd & Natalya face Finlay & Hornswoggle Thursday on WWE Superstars; featured a Vladimir Kozlov vignette in which he said he wanted to be ECW World Champion; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the current European tour has drawn sell outs in Germany, France, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom; featured the announcement Edge would face Kofi Kingston on WWE Superstars; included a closing in-ring segment where Tiffany hosted the contract signing between Christian and ECW World Champion Jack Swagger for their upcoming match at Backlash; after both men signed the contract, Swagger said a new class of superstars had emerged in Christian's absence, he was at the top of the group, and Christian couldn't beat him; as Swagger went to leave, Christian said he could make fun of Swagger all day but it wouldn't mean anything so instead he was focusing on Sunday's match; moments later, Swagger threw the belt at Christian, with the two men briefly fighting until Swagger hit the gutwrench powerbomb on Christian through the table set up in the ring; Swagger then held up the title as the show ended:
Hornswoggle (w/ Finlay) pinned Natalya Neidhart (w/ Tyson Kidd) at 1:36 with a roll up after Finlay pulled Kidd off the ring apron; after the bout, Finlay and Hornswoggle celebrated in the ring with three kids from the crowd (Hornswoggle's last appearance before moving to Raw)
Evan Bourne pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) with the Shooting Star Press at 9:02
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Frankie Sloan with the modified uranagi at the 55-second mark; prior to the bout, Kozlov cut an in-ring promo stating Russian athletes are superior and would achieve global domination
WWE Superstars - 4/23/09: Finlay & Hornswoggle defeated Tyson Kidd & Natalya Neidhart at 1:25 when Hornswoggle pinned Kidd with the frog splash after Finlay hit Kidd with the shillelagh behind the referee's back; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout; after the match, Finlay grabbed the mic and led the crowd in a rendition of "Irish Eyes are Smiling" in honor of Hornswoggle heading to Raw; moments later, Hornswoggle ran up the ramp and hugged Finlay at the entrance stage
Smackdown! - 4/24/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Edge in which he said World Heavyweight Champion John Cena was right when he said the previous week he would keep coming back and brought up his history with Cena dating back to 2006; Edge then showed footage from Raw of him hitting Cena with a Con-Chair-Two and counting to 10, nothing Cena couldn't come back from that blow; he said Cena has more resolve than anyone he's fought and he should respect him but he disgusts him; Edge then said if he doesn't win back the title at Backlash he has nothing and the final chapter will be written at the pay-per-view when he walks out the last man standing; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the current European tour has drawn sell outs in Germany, France, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom; featured the announcement WWE US Champion MVP would defend against Dolph Ziggler the following week when the show is at Madison Square Garden; included an ad for "The Greatest Stars of the 90s;" featured a backstage promo by Jeff Hardy, hanging upside down, regarding Matt Hardy's three consecutive wins over him and their upcoming I Quit match at Backlash; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Smackdown! was watched by more people than any program on CW or Fox; featured Todd Grisham's interview with Cena from WWE Superstars, shown in full:
Matt Hardy & Kane defeated Jeff Hardy & CM Punk at 10:41 when Matt pinned Jeff with a roll up after reversing the Twist of Fate and sending Jeff into Kane on the ring apron
The Big Show defeated the Undertaker at 14:21 when referee Charles Robinson stopped the match after Show landed two consecutive right hand punches which knocked Taker out; prior to the bout, Show cut an in-ring promo on this being his last match on Smackdown! and how the roster was releived they wouldn't have to deal with him anymore; late in the bout, Taker kicked out of the chokeslam; after the match, Taker staggered to his feet and challenged Show to continue the fight; Show opted to walk away but then tried a sucker punch, which Taker avoided and then knocked Show to the floor (Show's last appearance before moving to Raw)
WWE Divas Champion Maryse pinned Gail Kim at 2:51 with the French Kiss (the first time the DDT is referred to by the name) (Maryse's last appearance before moving to Raw)
WWE US Champion MVP pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Playmaker at 1:42; prior to the bout, footage was shown from a recent episode of "The View" in which Sherry Shepherd spoke about the WWE mentioning her the previous week on Smackdown! and then said she had a crush on MVP; after the bout, Dolph Ziggler appeared at the entrance stage and said that was the last time MVP would leave a match with the title because he would have it the next week
Batista & Shane McMahon defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes at 11:18 when Shane pinned Rhodes after Batista came in behind the referee's back, caught Rhodes coming off the top, and dropped him with a spinebuster
Dark match after the taping: WWE World Champion Triple H defeated Randy Orton in a steel cage match

WWE @ Cardiff, Wales - International Arena - April 21, 2009 (3,700)
Cryme Tyme defeated Mike Knox & Charlie Haas
Mike Mizanin defeated Kofi Kingston
John Morrison defeated Goldust
WWE Women's Champion Melina & Kelly Kelly defeated Beth Phoenix & Layla
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated William Regal
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defeated Chris Jericho

WWE (Raw) @ Liverpool, England - Echo Arena - April 22, 2009 (9,500)
William Regal pinned Dolph Ziggler
Santina Marella & Beth Phoenix defeated WWE Women's Champion Melina & Kelly Kelly when Santina pinned Melina after Phoenix dropped Melina with the Glam Slam
John Morrison pinned Jamie Noble with the Moonlight Drive
Kane pinned Kofi Kingston with the chokeslam
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Mike Knox & Charlie Haas when Carlito pinned Haas with the Back Stabber
Mike Mizanin pinned Goldust
CM Punk pinned Chris Jericho with the Go To Sleep after Jericho became distracted by Ricky Steamboat at ringside; after the bout, Punk grabbed the mic and praised Steamboat
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena & WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Edge & the Big Show when Cena pinned Edge with the FU as Mysterio pinned Show following the 619 and splash off the top

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Birmingham, England - LG Arena - April 22, 2009
Evan Bourne pinned Tyson Kidd
Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Natalya Neidhart, & Katie Lea
WWE US Champion MVP defeated R Truth and Shelton Benjamin
Finlay pinned Mark Henry in a Belfast Brawl
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Christian
Jeff Hardy pinned Matt Hardy following the Swanton
WWE World Champion Triple H & the Undertaker defeated Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, & Ted Dibiase Jr. in a handicap match

WWE (Raw) @ Newcastle, England - Metro Radio Arena - April 23, 2009 (6,000)
William Regal (w/ Layla) pinned Dolph Ziggler with the running knee to the head
Mike Mizanin pinned Goldust with the Reality Check
Santina Marella & Beth Phoenix defeated WWE Women's Champion Melina & Kelly Kelly when Santina pinned Melina after Phoenix dropped Melina with the Glam Slam
John Morrison pinned Jamie Noble with the Moonlight Drive
Kane pinned Kofi Kingston with the chokeslam
WWE United Tag Team Champoins Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Mike Knox & Charlie Haas when Carlito pinned Haas with the Back Stabber
The Big Show pinned CM Punk following the punch
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chris Jericho with the 619 and springboard splash after Ricky Steamboat appeared ringside
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defeated Edge via submission with the STFU

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Glasgow, Scotland - Braehead Arena - April 23, 2009 (5,000)
Evan Bourne pinned Tyson Kidd with the Air Bourne
Finlay pinned Mark Henry in a Belfast Brawl
Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Natalya Neidhart, & Katie Lea
WWE US Champion MVP defeated R Truth and Shelton Benjamin by pinning Benjamin
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger pinned Christian with the gutwrench powerbomb
Jeff Hardy pinned Matt Hardy following the Swanton
WWE World Champion Triple H & the Undertaker defeated Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. when Taker pinned Rhodes with the tombstone

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Geneva, Switzerland - Arena - April 24, 2009
Evan Bourne defeated Tyson Kidd
Finlay defeated Mark Henry in a Belfast Brawl
Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Natalya Neidhart, & Katie Lea
WWE US Champion MVP defeated Shelton Benjamin and R Truth
ECW World Champion Jack Swagger defeated Christian
Jeff Hardy defeated Matt Hardy
WWE World Champion Triple H & the Undertaker defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes

WWE (Raw) @ Belfast, Northern Ireland - April 24, 2009 (8,000; sell out)
Kofi Kingston defeated William Regal
Kane defeated Dolph Ziggler
Santina Marella & Beth Phoenix defeated WWE Women's Champion Melina & Kelly Kelly
Mike Mizanin defeated Goldust
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Mike Knox & Charlie Haas
John Morrison defeated Jamie Noble
CM Punk defeated Chris Jericho
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena & WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Edge & the Big Show

- 4/26/09: Reid Flair, 21, was charged with possession of heroin, driving while impaired, driving with a revoked license, and possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police shortly before 3 p.m.

Backlash 09 - Providence, RI - Dunkin Donuts Center - April 26, 2009 (8,357; sell out)
Kofi Kingston pinned Dolph Ziggler with the spin kick to the face
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole, Jim Ross, & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included an ad for "The Greatest Stars of the 90s;" featured a backstage segment with Santino Marella, Beth Phoenix, and Rosa Mendez in which Santino appeared to be on his cell phone with Santina; moments later, Beth told Santino to admit to the Great Khali that "Santina" was just him dressed as a girl; Santino then said Santina would defend her Miss WrestleMania title against any one at any time; Beth then said Santino wasn't getting out of kissing Khali and she wouldn't be kissing him anymore; as Beth and Rosa left, Santino said he faked orgasms with Beth; featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Randy Orton in which Orton sent a message to Batista, saying he's doing the dirty work for WWE World Champion Triple H and told Batista not to get himself disqualified or it would cost Triple H his belt; included an ad for Judgment Day 09:
Christian pinned ECW World Champion Jack Swagger to win the title with the Killswitch at 11:01 after Swagger hit his head on an unprotected turnbuckle after Swagger was caught by the referee taking the pad off the opposite turnbuckle; moments later, Christian was congratulated backstage by Tommy Dreamer, Evan Bourne, and Finlay until he walked over to speak with Edge; Christian said Edge used to be a lot of fun, with Edge blaming World Heavyweight Champion John Cena and saying he would finally get Cena out of his life later in the show (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010)
Chris Jericho defeated Ricky Steamboat at 12:32 via submission with the Walls of Jericho after kicking out of an inside cradle attempt (Steamboat's first singles match in 15 years) (Ricky Steamboat: The Life of the Dragon)
Kane pinned CM Punk with the chokeslam at 9:26 after catching Punk's leg as he attempted a kick to the head
Jeff Hardy defeated Matt Hardy in an I Quit match at 19:08 when Matt gave up after having his hands duct taped together and being tied down to a table as Jeff attempted to jump off the top of a ladder through the table; after the match, Jeff jumped from the top rope over the ladder, putting Matt through the table
Santina Marella pinned Beth Phoenix at the 3-second mark in an impromptu match after the Great Khali knocked Phoenix out; prior to the match, Khali & Runjin Singh appeared with Singh calling for Santina to come out and take part in the Kiss Cam with Khali; after Santina appeared, she said she couldn't kiss Khali because she was in love with someone and said it was Jim Ross; Singh said he would let Santina out of kissing Khali but only if she proved her love to Ross by kissing him; as Santina said she was about to pass out, Phoenix and Rosa Mendez then appeared, with Beth challenging Santina to a match then and there; when Singh objected, Beth began insulting Khali; after the bout, Khali grabbed at Santina and accidentally tore off her bra, with Santina screaming and running backstage
Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes defeated WWE World Champion Triple H, Batista, & Shane McMahon at 23:49 when Orton pinned Triple H with the RKO and kick to the head after Triple H pulled a steel chair away from Batista on the floor; stipulations stated if Orton's team won, in any way, Orton would win the title; after the bout, EMTs tended to Triple H in the ring, put him in a neckbrace, and took him backstage on a stretcher (The Top 25 WWE Rivalries Blu-ray)
Edge defeated World Heavyweight Champion John Cena in a last man standing match to win the title at 28:25 after the Big Show interfered, as Cena had Edge hoisted for an FU on the stage, and threw Cena into a nearby spotlight, causing an explosion; after the bout, referees, officials, Cryme Tyme, and ECW World Champion Christian tended to Cena, with Cena being fitted with a neckbrace and put on a stretcher (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010)

WWE @ Bridgeport, CT - Harbor Yard Arena - April 27, 2009 (6,000 paid; sell out)
Cryme Tyme defeated William Regal & Dolph Ziggler
Raw - featured an opening in-ring introduction by Vickie Guerrero regarding Edge being the new World Heavyweight Champion before bringing out the new WWE World Champion Randy Orton, alongside Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes; Orton then cut an in-ring promo saying what happened to Triple H at Backlash was payback for what he did to Orton 5 years ago; he then aired a video recapping his attacks on the McMahon family, culminating with his win over Triple H the night before and Triple H being taken backstage on a stretcher; Vickie then stated Orton would have his first title defense at Judgment Day against the winner of a match later in the show pitting Batista against the Big Show; after Vickie congratulated Orton on his win, Orton began to berate the fans until WWE US Champion MVP appeared and said, as US champion, he doesn't answer to anyone; Dibiase took the mic and suggested MVP leave now under his own power while he still could, with MVP calling Dibiase a lackey and noted Orton didn't give Dibiase to speak; MVP then said if Batista and Show couldn't take the title from Orton, then he would do it for them; Rhodes then took the mic and said he wanted to make an example of MVP for everyone backstage, with Orton then whispering in Vickie's ear and Vickie announcing MVP would face Orton later in the show; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's episode was watched by more people than any NBA play off game; featured a backstage segment with Vickie and Show in which Show thanked Vickie for putting him in the #1 contenders match and then tried to kiss Vickie until she said they should be strictly profession from here on out, for the sake of the show; included the announcement Ted Dibiase Jr. would face WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Carlito Thursday on WWE Superstars; featured the announcement Jeff Hardy, John Morrison, Chris Jericho, Rey Mysterio Jr., and the Great Khali would compete in a scramble match Friday on Smackdown! to earn a shot at the World Heavyweight Title; included a "Did you know" graphic which read the recent European tour saw sell outs in Germany, France, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, and the UK; featured a video package recapping the European tour; featured Josh Mathews conducting a backstage interview with Batista in which he asked whether Batista felt responsible for costing Triple H the WWE World Title, with Batista saying he would hurt Orton like Orton hurt Triple H and the McMahons:
Kofi Kingston pinned The Brian Kendrick at 2:38 with the spin kick to the head; prior to the bout, Lilian Garcia announced Kendrick as "Brian Kendrick" until he took the mic from her and said he was "The Brian Kendrick"
Santina Marella, Mickie James, Brie Bella, & Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendez, & Jillian Hall at 1:44 when Santina pinned Jillian with a roll up after Hall's team became distracted by Hornswoggle and Nikki Bella under the ring; after the bout, Hornswoggle passed out on the floor after realizing Santina was a man
Matt Hardy pinned Goldust at 1:07 after hitting Goldust in the back of the head with his arm cast; prior to the bout, Matt, his right hand in a cast, cut an in-ring promo saying Jeff Hardy proved at Backlash that he was a barbarian and that he was being forced to wrestle depsite the injury
WWE World Champion Randy Orton fought WWE US Champion MVP to a no contest in a non-title match at around the 11:30 mark when Shane McMahon came out of the crowd - after Orton knocked MVP to the floor - assaulted Orton with a kendo stick, and hit an elbow drop off the top; moments later, Shane ran back up through the crowd and taunting Orton after Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes came out with steel chairs (The Best of Raw: 2009)
Mike Mizanin defeated John Cena via forfeit in an impromptu match; prior to the bout, Mizanin cut an in-ring promo on being part of Raw and said he wanted to face the biggest and baddest before challenging Cena to a match; after referee Charles Robinson came out, Cena's music played but he didn't appear; Mizanin then made note of Cena's catchphrase "You can't see me" and said Cena was right because his movies don't stay in theatres long enough to see them; Mizanin then announced himself as winning the match via forfeit and, when Lilian Garcia wouldn't make the ring announcement, he made it for her
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Jamie Noble in a non-title match at 4:27 when Carlito pinned Noble with the Back Stabber after avoiding a neckbreaker (Noble's first appearance with a shaved head)
Batista defeated the Big Show via count-out at 10:31 after Show became distracted by John Cena at the entrance stage, allowing Batista to get back in the ring; prior to the ring entrances, Vickie Guerrero appeared at the entrance stage and announced WWE World Champion Randy Orton would face Shane McMahon the following week; stipulations stated the winner would face Orton at Judgment Day; after the match, Batista dropped Show with a spear
WWE Superstars - 4/30/09: Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Cody Rhodes) pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Carlito (w/ WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Primo Colon) with the Dream Street at 10:02 after avoiding a springboard back elbow; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Dark match after the taping: Batista & Shane McMahon defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & World Heavyweight Champion Edge

WWE @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - April 28, 2009 (announced at 17,294; 13,000 paid; sell out)
Mike Knox defeated Ricky Ortiz
ECW - 4/28/09 - featured an opening video package recapping Christian beating ECW World Champion Jack Swagger for the title at Backlash 2009, set to The Veer Union's "Seasons;" included an in-ring promo by Christian regarding his title win, during which he said it was the greatest moment in his career; moments later, Tommy Dreamer, in a suit and tie, came out, congratulated Christian, and said finally ECW had a champion that truly represented the company; he then said he had less than six weeks before his contract expired and had to win the championship one more time or he would walk away; after Dreamer challenged Christian to a title match, Christian offered to put the title up later in the show; moments later, Jack Swagger appeared at the entrance stage, said Christian's win was a fluke, and Dreamer was a joke; Swagger then said he had a rematch coming to him at Judgment Day and that no one should get a title shot before him; Tiffany then appeared and said Swagger would get his shot at Judgment Day and Dreamer would get his shot later in the broadcast; featured a promo by Vladimir Kozlov, decked out in a Russian military uniform, at the entrance stage in which he said there was no one in ECW that could compete with him and he would achieve global domination; included Gregory Helms conducting a backstage interview with Evan Bourne in which Bourne said he wanted a title shot; moments later, Paul Burchill & Katie Lea interrupted, with Paul saying he would be facing Bourne later in the week on WWE Superstars (Helms' ECW debut); featured an ad promoting Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Chris Jericho vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Kane to take place Friday on Smackdown!, with the winner earning a title shot against World Heavyweight Champion Edge; the same match was advertised the previous night on Raw as featuring John Morrison and the Great Khali, instead of Kane, in a scramble match:
Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) pinned Finlay at 10:36 after hitting Finlay in the back of his knee with his own shillelagh as Natalya distracted the referee; prior to the match, it was announced the show would move back to its original timeslot of Tuesday at 10 p.m. EST the following week
ECW World Champion Christian fought Tommy Dreamer to a no contest at 13:50 when Jack Swagger interfered and attacked both men after the challenger put Christian in the Tree of Woe; after the bout, Swagger dropped Christian with the gutwrench powerbomb
WWE Superstars - 4/30/09 - featured a vignette on Mark Henry; included an ad for "The Greatest Stars of the 90s;" featured a "Did you know" graphic which read the recent European tour saw sell outs in Germany, France, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, and the UK; included a video package recapping the European tour; featured Josh Mathews conducting a backstage interview with Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. regarding Shane McMahon facing WWE World Champion Randy Orton the following week on Raw and Dibiase facing WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Carlito later in the broadcast, during which Dibiase said they wanted the tag team titles; included the Dibiase vs. Carlito match taped 4/27/09 in Bridgeport, CT:
Michelle McCool & Alicia Fox defeated Gail Kim & Maria at 4:34 when McCool pinned Kim with a kick to the face as Kim came off the top; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided commentary for the match
Evan Bourne pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) at 10:36 with the Shooting Star Press after knocking Burchill off the top; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! - 5/1/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Chris Jericho in which he said he was the biggest name to ever be drafted to Smackdown! and that he was the logical #1 contender and shouldn't have to fight for that right later in the show; World Heavyweight Champion Edge then interrupted and argued he was better than Jericho because while Jericho could never beat John Cena, Edge did so at Backlash in a last man standing match; as the two shared words, CM Punk then appeared and aired a clip from his beating Edge to win the World Heavyweight Title the previous year; Jericho then repeatedly told Punk to leave the ring and then left the ring himself when Punk ignored him; when Edge then told Punk to leave, Punk said he would be facing Edge later in the show in a non-title match but when that match was over, he was cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com was ranked #1 for entertainment websites for males under 34, beating out AOL TV, CBS.com, Fox.com, Oprah.com, TMZ.com, and MTV.com; featured a video package recapping the history between WWE US Champion MVP, Dolph Ziggler, and Sherry Shepherd; included a backstage segment with Jericho and Teddy Long in which Jericho argued he shouldn't have to compete in the #1 contender match later in the show; moments later, the Great Khali & Runjin Singh interrupted, with Khali reportedly telling Jericho to get over himself; featured a backstage segment with Jericho and Maria in which he demanded to see Long after claiming to be screwed in the elimination match; Edge then appeared also asking for Long, complaining that he shouldn't have to face Punk later in the show; included Cryme Tyme hosting an in-ring dance contest between Layla and Eve, set to the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow;" after Eve was named the winner, Layla attacked her with both women then fighting until Cryme Tyme pulled them apart as the crowd chanted "Let them fight;" featured a backstage segment with Shepherd and MVP in which Shepherd, dressed in a Ric Flair-like robe, said she wanted MVP to be on "The View" Monday; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE programs can be seen in 465 million homes worldwide, more than the NBA, MLB, and NFL combined; featured a backstage segment with Jericho and Long in which Jericho insulted Long before John Morrison appeared, with Jericho slapping Morrison before the two men brawled; moments later, Charlie Haas, Tony Garea, and R Truth pulled the two men apart as Punk walked by on his way out for the main event:
John Morrison pinned Shelton Benjamin at 2:46 with a springboard kick to the face and the Moonlight Drive
Jeff Hardy defeated WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr., Kane, and Chris Jericho in an elimination match at 17:31; stipulations stated the winner would earn a World Heavyweight Title match at Judgment Day; Jericho pinned Kane at 7:00 after Hardy hit the Whisper in the Wind and Swanton on Kane and was then pulled out to the floor by Jericho; after the fall, Kane attacked the three other men and threw a steel chair into the ring; Jericho was disqualified at 8:18 by blocking a springboard into the ring by Mysterio with raising the chair to block the move; Hardy pinned Mysterio with a roll up immediately after Mysterio hit a springboard senton; after the match, Hardy and Mysterio shook hands
WWE US Champion MVP (w/ Sherry Shepherd) pinned Dolph Ziggler with the Playmaker at 3:53; prior to the bout, Ziggler cut an in-ring promo stating he would win the US title "right here in New Jersey;" late in the bout, Shepherd slapped the challenger in the face
CM Punk pinned World Heavyweight Champion Edge in a non-title match at 11:35 with the Go To Sleep; after the match, Punk called to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot but Umaga came out of the crowd and laid Punk out before then leaving through the audience; moments later, Edge attempted to assault Punk with the Money in the Bank briefcase but Jeff Hardy made the save and hit the Swanton on the champion
Dark match after the taping: John Cena, Batista, & WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge, WWE World Champion Randy Orton, & Chris Jericho at the 15-minute mark when Batista pinned Jericho with the sit-down powerbomb

WWE @ Buffalo, NY - HSBC Arena - May 4, 2009 (16,352; 13,000 paid; sell out)
Goldust defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Raw - featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's episode was seen by more men than any other show on NBC and was seen by almost 2 million women; included a backstage segment in which Santina Marella and Kelly Kelly spoke about Kelly & Santina Marella's upcoming match on WWE Superstars Thursday; moments later, Santino made fun of Vickie Guerrero, with Chavo Guerrero Jr. then appearing and Santino making fun of both he and Vickie; featured a backstage segment with the Big Show and Vickie in which Show demanded a match with John Cena, with Vickie saying Cena couldn't wrestle for another two weeks but Show could face him at Judgment Day; included a backstage segment in which Brie & Nikki Bella asked WWE US Champion MVP about his appearance on 'The View' and asked whether he wanted to go out with them later in the night; featured the announcement Chris Jericho would face Jeff Hardy on Smackdown!; included Jerry Lawler hosting an in-ring sing-off between Jillian Hall, who sang Britney Spears' "If You Seek Amy," and Festus, who sang "Tomorrow" from Annie after Lawler had the ring bell rung; Lawler then had the bell rung again and, after the crowd declared Festus the winner, Jillian begged for another try; Mike Mizanin then appeared as Festus was still in the ring, had Festus give himself the loser hand sign, and then threw him to the floor; Mizanin, wearing arm bands that read Miz 1 Cena 0, then cut an in-ring promo on Cena, claiming he was afraid of him, and challenged him once again; moments later, Cena appeared on the big screen and was shown walking to the ring; after the commercial break, Mizanin said he sent Cena's movie script to the Rock because he ran out of toilet paper; when Cena again failed to appear, Mizanin declared himself a winner over Cena for the second consecutive week; when he went to take the mic from Lilian Garcia and officially name himself the winner, Cena gingerly walked out to the ring; after he finally got in the ring, the Big Show appeared, hit several punches to Cena's mid-section, and choked Cena out with a modified Camel Clutch; featured the announcement Jeff Hardy would be a guest of The Cutting Edge Thursday on WWE Superstars; included an ad for WWE pay-per-views; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com outperformed MLB.com, UFC.com, ABC.com, NBC.com, MTV.com, Nike.com, NASCAR.com, and NBA.com in 2008; included a backstage segment with Chavo and Vickie in which Chavo asked that he be able to take care of Santino and suggested that Vickie threaten to strip MVP of the US title and take Batista's Judgment Day title shot from them if they interfered in the main event, which Vickie agreed to; featured the announcement MVP would be a guest on The View the following day; included a backstage segment in which Batista apologized to Shane McMahon for not being able to be ringside for the main event and said he would make WWE World Champion Randy Orton pay at Judgment Day; featured the announcement ECW World Champion Christian would face Mark Henry the following night on ECW:
WWE World Champion Randy Orton fought Shane McMahon to a no contest in a non-title match when McMahon came out of the crowd and attacked Orton before the bout, with the two then fighting into the crowd and back to the ring; moments later, Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes attacked McMahon, with WWE US Champion MVP attempting to make the save but being thrown to the floor; Batista then appeared, hit the spear on Rhodes, and cleared the ring; Vickie Guerrero then appeared at the entrance stage and said McMahon would face Orton, as scheduled, later in the night while Batsita would face Dibiase and MVP would face Rhodes; shen then said whomever won their individual matches could legally be in the match when Orton faced McMahon
Kofi Kingston pinned Matt Hardy with the spin kick to the face at 4:14 after Hardy tried to hit Kingston with the cast on his hand; prior to the bout, Hardy cut an in-ring promo claiming he was wrestling under protest and shouldn't have to compete with a broken hand; after the contest, Hardy hit Kingston with the cast, knocking him out
Cody Rhodes defeated WWE US Champion MVP via count-out in a non-title match at 4:06 when William Regal, who provided guest commentary for the match, knocked MVP off the apron to the floor behind the referee's back; Shane McMahon was shown watching the match backstage; stipulations stated the winner would be ringside for the night's main event
Mickie James pinned WWE Divas Champion Maryse in a non-title match at 2:45 with the DDT; Subway spokesperson Jared was the guest ring announcer for the bout
Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Batista via disqualification at 3:59 when Batista refused to back out of the corner at the referee's 5-count as he was assaulting Dibiase in the corner; stipulations stated the winner would be part of the night's main event
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Carlito pinned The Brian Kendrick at 1:20 with the Back Stabber after causing Kendrick to crotch himself on the middle turnbuckle; prior to the bout, Carlito was escorted to the entrance stage by WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Primo Colon
WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes fought Shane McMahon to a no contest at around the 8-minute mark when, after McMahon missed an elbow off the top to Orton, laid across the commentary table, which Shane crashing through the table, Legacy triple teamed McMahon's leg; moments later, Rhodes & Dibiase held Shane's leg across the ring steps while Orton hit it with a steel chair and then followed by hitting it with the steps; stipulations stated neither Batista or WWE US Champion MVP could interfere in the match or they would lose their Judgment Day world title shot and title, respectively; after the contest, Batista ran out to check on Shane while Legacy ran around the other side of the ring and up the ramp; moments later, McMahon was helped onto a stretcher and taken backstage while Orton cut a promo from the stage, stating Batista's judgment day was coming
WWE Superstars - 5/7/09: Santina Marella & Kelly Kelly defeated Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendez at 4:18 when Kelly pinned Mendez with a legdrop to the back of the head; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Dark match after the show: John Cena & Batista defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & Ted Dibiase Jr. with simultaneous pinfalls

WWE @ Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena - May 5, 2009
Shane Douglas was backstage at the show
Jimmy Wang Yang pinned Paul Burchill with a moonsault
ECW - the return to a 10 p.m. EST start time; included Josh Mathews conducting an in-ring interview with Jack Swagger regarding Swagger's interference the previous week's match between ECW World Champion Christian and Tommy Dreamer; Swagger said Dreamer would be gone in 5 weeks and insulted him until Dreamer ran to the ring and cleared Swagger from ringside; featured a backstage segment with Tiffany and Zach Ryder regarding Ryder's arrival to ECW; included a vignette showing Vladimir Kozlov in training; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's episode of ECW was seen by more than double those who watched the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs; featured Gregory Helms conducting a backstage interview with Mark Henry, with Tony Atlas, regarding his match later in the show against Christian:
Evan Bourne pinned Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 14:07 with the Shooting Star Press after Finlay came ringside, scaring Natalya into the ring, and hit Kidd in the leg behind the referee's back, knocking Kidd off the top
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Jesse Guilmette at 1:26 with the modified uranagi; after the bout, Kozlov grabbed the mic on the floor and said a few words in Russian
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) via disqualification in a non-title match at 2:18 when Jack Swagger attacked the champion; after the bout, Tommy Dreamer came out to make the save and clear the ring; moments later, Tiffany appeared on stage and said the four men would compete in an immediate tag team match
Jack Swagger & Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) defeated ECW World Champion Christian & Tommy Dreamer at around the 10-minute mark when Swagger pinned Dreamer with the gutwrench powerbomb after Dreamer hit an exposed turnbuckle (the bout began during the commercial break)
WWE Superstars - 5/7/09 - featured Jeff Hardy as a guest of The Cutting Edge in which World Heavyweight Champion Edge said his rivalry with Hardy would end at Judgment Day, much like he beat John Cena to recapture the title and end their own feud at Backlash; after Edge said Hardy only won the title by having a lucky day, Hardy argued the only way Edge won it back from him was because of Matt Hardy's interference; moments later, Hardy attempted the Twist of Fate but Edge shoved him away, only for Hardy to then hit the move and follow with the Swanton; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com outperformed MLB.com, UFC.com, ABC.com, NBC.com, MTV.com, Nike.com, NASCAR.com, and NBA.com in 2008; featured a CM Punk vignette; included the Santina Marella & Kelly Kelly vs. Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendez match taped 5/4/09 in Buffalo, NY:
Finlay pinned Zach Ryder at 3:41 with the Celtic Cross after Ryder hit his shoulder on the ringpost; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout (Ryder's in-ring debut with a new gimmick)
Chris Jericho pinned John Morrison at 11:23 with the Code Breaker after Morrison became distracted by Shelton Benjamin appearing on the big screen; after the bout, Benjamin appeared at the entrance stage and gloated over costing Morrison the match
Smackdown! - 5/8/09 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Teddy Long introduced WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr.; moments later, Mysterio cut a promo on being back on Smackdown! and said that while Jeff Hardy was the better man the previous week, Mysterio would fight to get another world title shot while at the same time defending his IC title against all challengers; Chris Jericho then appeared and took issue with Long calling Mysterio "the face of Smackdown!" and said he was being disrespected by Long and the fans and wanted an explanation for why he was disqualified in the previous week's four-way match; Mysterio eventually told Jericho to shut up, shoved him to the mat, and then left ringside after telling Jericho he didn't want to hear any more; as Mysterio left ringside, Jeff Hardy came out to the ring, called Jericho a loser, and then offered him a chance of being in the Judgment Day main event as a three way match if he were to beat Hardy later in the show; Hardy then ducked a blow from Jericho and smacked Jericho in the face, with Jericho then leaving the ring; Long then agreed that if Jericho won against Hardy later in the show then he would be added to the Judgment Day match; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com broke its all time record for page views April 6 with 105,179,641; featured Josh Mathews conducting a backstage interview with Jeff regarding his upcoming match with Jericho; included a backstage segment in which World Heavyweight Champion Edge interrupted Ricky Ortiz, Maria, and Long to protest Jericho possibly also challenging for his title at Judgment Day; Long then said Edge would face CM Punk in a rematch from the previous week and it would be non-title unless Punk chooses to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot; several members of the Pittsburgh Steelers were shown in attendance; featured Cryme Tyme hosting an arm wrestling contest between Eve and Layla; after Eve won, Layla attacked her from behind and dropped her with a neckbreaker; included a backstage segment with Dolph Ziggler, Jimmy Wang Yang, and Jesse; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's show was watched by more people than any program on Fox or The CW; included the announcement Punk would face Umaga at Judgment Day:
R Truth pinned Mike Knox with the Hard Knox at 2:46 after a boot to the face (Knox's Smackdown! debut)
Gail Kim pinned Michelle McCool (w/ Alicia Fox) with the Faith Breaker at 4:13 after blocking a hurricanrana attempt (debut of the move)
John Morrison pinned Charlie Haas (w/ Shelton Benjamin) at 4:38 with a split legged corkscrew moonsault; after the bout, Morrison challenged Benjamin to a fight but Benjamin refused to get in the ring (Haas' return to Smackdown!)
CM Punk defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge via count-out in a non-title match at 6:21 when Edge opted not to get back in the ring after falling to the floor; after the bout, Punk tried to get Edge to come back to the ring; moments later, Umaga came out of the crowd, attacked Punk, and laid him out with the thumb strike to the throat
The Great Khali defeated Dolph Ziggler via disqualification at 1:13 when Ziggler brought a steel chair into the ring and repeatedly hit Khali with it; prior to the bout, Ziggler cut an in-ring promo in which he issued an open challenge to anyone backstage
Jeff Hardy pinned Chris Jericho with the Twist of Fate and Swanton at 14:20 after WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr., who was at ringside for the majority of the bout, prevented Jericho from winning with both his feet on the ropes; stipulations stated Jericho would be added to the Judgment Day main event if he won; after the bout, Hardy scared World Heavyweight Champion Edge, who provided guest commentary until late in the match, backstage; moments later, Mysterio hit a sitting senton off the top onto Jericho

WWE (Raw) @ Erie, PA - Tullio Arena - May 8, 2009
Featured Kelly Kelly as host of the show
Kofi Kingston defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Sheamus defeated Jamie Noble
Mike Mizanin defeated Festus
Matt Hardy defeated Goldust
WWE US Champion MVP defeated William Regal
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Ted DiBiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes via disqualification
WWE Divas Champion Maryse defeated Mickie James
John Cena & Batista defeated WWE Champion Randy Orton & the Big Show

WWE (Raw) @ Youngstown, OH - Covelli Centre - May 9, 2009 (7,038; sell out)
Kelly Kelly hosted the show
Mickie James pinned WWE Divas Champion Maryse with the DDT at 9:28 in a non-title match
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Festus at 1:38 with the frog splash
Seamus O'Shaughnessy pinned Jamie Noble at 7:49 with a uranagi into a backbreaker
Mike Mizanin pinned Kofi Kingston at 9:34 with a DDT
WWE US Champion MVP pinned William Regal at 15:01 with the Drive By
Matt Hardy pinned Goldust at 4:22 after hitting him in the head with his hand cast
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes via disqualification at 13:48 when Dibiase hit Primo with a chair; after the bout, Dibiase & Rhodes attacked the champions
John Cena & Batista defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & the Big Show at 18:36 when Cena pinned Show with the FU

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena - May 9, 2009 (6,000)
Evan Bourne pinned Tyson Kidd with the Shooting Star Press
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Finlay
John Morrison pinned Shelton Benjamin following a split legged corkscrew moonsault
Gail Kim & Eve defeated Natalya Neidhart & Layla when Kim pinned Natalya
CM Punk defeated Umaga via disqualification when Umaga hit Punk with the Money in the Bank briefcase; after the bout, Punk knocked Umaga to the floor
ECW World Champion Christian fought Jack Swagger to a no contest when Mark Henry interfered; after the bout, Tommy Dreamer made the save, leading into an impromptu tag team match
ECW World Champion Christian & Tommy Dreamer defeated Jack Swagger & Mark Henry when Christian pinned Henry following a DDT from Dreamer and a headbutt off the top by Christian
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chris Jericho with the 619 and a splash
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Jeff Hardy with the spear after a Hot Shot; after the bout, Hardy hit the Swanton on the champion

WWE (Raw) @ Wheeling, WV - WesBanco Arena - May 10, 2009
Mickie James defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse in a non-title match
Sheamus O'Shaunnessy defeated Jamie Noble
Mike Mizanin defeated Kofi Kingston
Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Festus
WWE US Champion MVP defeated William Regal
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes via disqualification
Matt Hardy defeated Goldust
John Cena & Batista defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & the Big Show

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Ft. Wayne, IN - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum - May 10, 2009 (4,000)
Evan Bourne defeated Tyson Kidd
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Finlay
John Morrison defeated Shelton Benjamin
Gail Kim & Eve defeated Natalya Neidhart & Layla
CM Punk defeated Umaga via disqualification
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Jack Swagger via disqualification when Mark Henry interfered; after the bout, Tommy Dreamer made the save
ECW World Champion Christian & Tommy Dreamer defeated Jack Swagger & Mark Henry in an impromptu match
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Chris Jericho
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Jeff Hardy

WWE @ Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena - May 11, 2009 (11,000)
Sheamus O'Shaunnessy defeated Jamie Noble
Raw - featured an opening promo by WWE World Champion Randy Orton, alongside Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes, at the entrance stage in which he said the fans were cowards and live vicariously through him; after recapping his attack the previous week on Shane McMahon, Orton cut an in-ring promo saying Vickie Guerrero ordered there be no physical contact between Orton and Batista until Judgment Day; Orton then asked for Batista to come out and, after saying everyone knew Batista had no chance of becoming world champion, Orton offered Batista a spot in Legacy, with Dibiase then saying being kicked in the head by Orton was the best thing to happen to his career and it helped make him part of the best group in WWE; Orton then brought up Arn Anderson and said Batista could be the "Enforcer" for Legacy and Orton; Batista replied by saying he loathed Orton and his intent was to hurt Orton; he then said there was no chance Vickie would call off the Judgment Day main event and said there was nothing stopping him from hurting Orton; Vickie then appeared on stage with Chavo Guerrero Jr. and waived the no physical contact rule and said Batista would face Dibiase & Rhodes later in the night; if Batista wins, he gets Orton in a singles match later in the show and if Dibiase & Rhodes won, Legacy would face Batista in a 3-on-1 handicap match later in the show; included Josh Mathews conducting a backstage interview with Orton regarding Legacy facing Batista later in the show in a 3-on-1 handicap match; moments later, Dibiase interrupted to tell Orton that Rhodes was missing; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's ECW was the most watched show on the Sci Fi Channel for the 32nd week in a row; included a backstage segment with Vickie and Chavo in which Chavo suggested Vickie put John Cena in an unofficial exhibition match later in the show to prove Cena wasn't milking his injuries, with Vickie agreeing and saying Cena would face Mike Mizanin; featured the announcement WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. would face Chris Jericho at Judgment Day while Jerry Lawler & Michael Cole ran down the entire Judgment Day card during an in-ring segment; included footage of Orton & Dibiase searching for Rhodes backstage; after Orton found Rhodes safe, they came back to find Dibiase laid out on the floor; featured a vignette promoting the Raw return of Ken Kennedy; included a backstage segment with Rhodes & Orton in which Orton sent Rhodes to find Batista and take him out; featured an ad for the WrestleMania 25 DVD; included a backstage segment in which Santina Marella spoke with Vickie and Chavo, with Vickie then bringing in Beth Phoenix and Rosa Mendez; Vickie then told Rosa to give Santina a good luck kiss before his match later against Beth, with Santina then kissing Rosa on the lips; moments later, Santina admitted she was a lesbian and then called Vickie fat; featured Rhodes, armed with a steel pipe, searching backstage for Batista and instead finding Hornswoggle; Batista then jumped Rhodes from behind and threw him in a nearby room; included a "Do not try this at home" public safety announcement; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read nearly four times as many people watched the previous week's Raw than the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Cena regarding his match at Judgment Day against the Big Show, with Cena saying he was going through hard times just like everyone else in the country but he would adapt and overcome just like everybody else and that he wasn't going to compete - he was going to win; featured William Regal as a guest of the VIP Lounge in which he said WWE US Champion MVP was arrogant and misguided just like the rest of the US and said MVP and the other draft picks were ignoring his tenure on Raw and not waiting their turn like he had been; Matt Hardy then interrupted and said his loss to Kofi Kingston the past week should be erased due to his broken hand and that once it heals he should get the first shot because he had beaten MVP more times than anyone else; Kingston then appeared and fought with Hardy until Chavo appeared on the stage and said MVP & Kingston would face Hardy & Regal immediately:
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Batista via disqualification in an impromptu match at around the 6-minute mark when referee Mike Chioda caught Batista swinging a steel chair at Rhodes, moments after Batista stole the weapon from Rhodes behind the referee's back (the bout began during the commercial break)
Mickie James & Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Jillian Hall at 3:41 when Mickie pinned Jillian with the DDT after holding onto the ropes to block Maryse's DDT
The Brian Kendrick pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Carlito at 1:45 with a roll up after avoiding the Back Stabber and throwing Carlito shoulder-first into the ringpost; prior to the bout, Carlito was escorted out to the stage by WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Primo Colon; after the bout, Kendrick grabbed the mic and said he would find a partner to take the tag team titles
John Cena fought Mike Mizanin to a no contest at around the 3-minute mark when Vickie Guerrero appeared on the big screen and had the match stopped after deciding Cena had no chance against the Big Show at Judgment Day; Show stood ringside for the duration of the bout; there was no referee for the contest; after the exhibition, Mizanin dropped Cena with a DDT and declared himself the winner before leaving ringside
Santina Marella pinned Beth Phoenix (w/ Rosa Mendez) with a cradle at 2:41
WWE US Champion MVP & Kofi Kingston defeated Matt Hardy & William Regal in an impromptu match at around the 7-minute mark when MVP pinned Regal with the Playmaker after Hardy left ringside after hurting his broken hand (the bout began during the commercial break)
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Batista via disqualification in a non-title match at around the 1-minute mark when Batista attacked Orton with a steel chair and repeatedly hit Orton in the leg and back with the weapon; the match was meant as a 3-on-1 handicap match with Legacy against Batista but Batista attacked both Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes backstage earlier in the night; after the bout, Batista attempted to hit Orton with the ring steps but Rhodes & Dibiase came out, with Batista dropping Rhodes with the sit-down powerbomb; Batista then fought off Orton and Dibiase, eventually hitting the spear on Dibiase before throwing the steps at Orton in the aisle
WWE Superstars - 5/14/09: The Big Show defeated Hornswoggle via disqualification at 3:02 when Goldust interfered to make the save for Hornswoggle as Show attempted the punch; after the bout, Show fought off Goldust, hit the chokeslam, and then followed by choking him out with a modified Camel Clutch; Show then left ringside as Hornswoggle checked on Goldust; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Dark match after the taping: Batista & John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & the Big Show

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Evansville, IN - Roberts Stadium - May 11, 2009 (3,000)
Evan Bourne defeated Tyson Kidd
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Finlay
John Morrison defeated Shelton Benjamin
Gail Kim & Eve defeated Natalya Neidhart & Layla
CM Punk defeated Umaga via disqualification
ECW World Champion Christian & Tommy Dreamer defeated Jack Swagger & Mark Henry
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Chris Jericho
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Jeff Hardy

WWE @ Dayton, OH - Nutter Center - May 12, 2009 (5,000)
Sheamus O'Shaunnessy pinned Paul Burchill with a sidewalk slam
ECW - featured an opening backstage segment with Tiffany, Jack Swagger, and ECW World Champion Christian in which Tiffany said Swagger would be a guest of the Peep Show later in the broadcast and could talk about whatever they wanted but could not come to blows until Judgment Day; included Gregory Helms conducting a backstage interview with Tyson Kidd & Natalya Neidhart regarding Kidd's upcoming match with Finlay and Natalya not being allowed at ringside; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com outperformed MLB.com, UFC.com, ABC.com, NBC.com, MTV.com, Nike.com, NASCAR.com, and NBA.com in 2008; included a backstage segment with Tiffany and Zach Ryder in which Tiffany allowed Ryder to go to the gym since he wasn't booked for the show; moments later, Paul Burchill & Katie Lea interrupted, with Paul complaining he wasn't on the last week and was upset that he again wasn't scheduled to compete; featured a vignette showing Vladimir Kozlov in training; featured the announcement Christian would face Mark Henry Thursday on WWE Superstars; included a closing in-ring segment of The Peep Show in which Swagger showed footage of how Christian beat him to win the title at Backlash, with Christian replying that Swagger got outsmarted; Christian then showed his own video package in which he made Swagger look stupid, with Swagger saying Christian would be back sitting on his couch in six months after Swagger takes back the title; Christian then said the show was over and hit Swagger in the face with the title belt, knocking him to the floor; moments later, Swagger left ringside as the show ended:
Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) pinned Tommy Dreamer with the powerslam at 4:54 after blocking a roll up attempt by jumping on Dreamer's shoulder
Finlay defeated Tyson Kidd via disqualification at 10:03 when David Hart Smith kicked Finlay in the face as Finlay attempted the Celtic Cross; Natalya Neidhart was banned from ringside for the duration of the match; after the bout, Kidd & Smith double teamed Finlay, hitting him with his own shillelagh, and finishing by hitting the Hart Attack; moments later, Natalya came out to celebrate (Smith's surprise return)
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Chad Collyer with the modified uranagi at 1:09; after the bout, Josh Mathews conducted an in-ring interview with Kozlov in which he said his training would lead him to dominate ECW
WWE Supertars - 5/14/09 - featured a 'Tale of the Tape' promoting the Big Show vs. Hornswoggle match later in the show; included a Batista vignette; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE programs can be seen in 465 million homes worldwide, more than the NBA, MLB, and NFL combined; included an ad for the WrestleMania 25 DVD; featured a video package recapping the feud between John Cena and Show; included the Show vs. Hornswoggle match taped 5/11/09 in Columbus, OH:
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match at 13:12 with the 619 and springboard splash; John Morrison provided guest commentary for the bout, alongside Todd Grisham & Jim Ross; after the match, Benjamin attempted to punch Morrison but Morrison blocked it and punched Benjamin to the floor before leaving ringside
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) in a non-title match at 9:18 with a springboard splash from the middle turnbuckle as Henry was on the mat after missing a sit-down splash; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Smackdown! - 5/15/09 - featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to live events in the US; included an in-ring promo by Chris Jericho in which he said he ran Smackdown! and that he had been held back by a conspiracy against him since being drafted; he then said the fans wouldn't see a 619 at Judgment Day because he would take the WWF IC Title from Rey Mysterio Jr. and become a 9-time champion; Jericho then challenged Mysterio to face him then and there but World Heavyweight Champion Edge appeared instead; Edge then told Jericho that the locker room was out to get him, not Jericho, and that while Jericho could be a 9-time IC champion at Judgment Day, he already was a 9-time world champion and argued Smackdown! was his show; after Edge said it was his time and called out Jeff Hardy, Teddy Long appeared and set up a match between Edge and Jericho for later in the show; featured an ad for the WrestleMania 25 DVD; included a backstage segment with Cryme Tyme and Eve in which Cryme Tyme suggested Eve get payback on Layla for attacking her the past two weeks; moments later, Eve found Layla getting her makeup done, with the two women then brawling until Cryme Tyme pulled them apart; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more men watched the previous week's Smackdown! than any other show on NBC, Fox, The CW, or ABC and 1,000,000 women watched the show as well; included Josh Mathews conducting a backstage interview with WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding Jericho's comments earlier in the show; featured Jim Ross & Todd Grisham running down the entire Judgment Day card during an in-ring segment:
CM Punk & John Morrison defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas at 15:39 when Morrison pinned Haas with the Sharship Pain after Punk knocked Benjamin to the floor (the first time the split legged corkscrew moonsault is referred to by name)
Jeff Hardy pinned Ricky Ortiz with the Twist of Fate and Swanton at 3:37; prior to the bout, Ortiz cut an insert promo in which he said he needed all the fans' support if he was to beat Hardy; after the commercial break, Josh Mathews conducted an in-ring interview with Hardy in which he noted Edge has won and lost world titles each month over the past several months, which only gives him more of an advantage at Judgment Day (Ortiz' Smackdown! debut)
WWE Women's Champion Melina & Gail Kim defeated Michelle McCool & Alicia Fox at 4:27 when Melina pinned McCool with the sunset flip / powerbomb combo
Dolph Ziggler pinned Jimmy Wang Yang at 3:59 with a modified side Russian legsweep after Yang missed a moonsault; after the bout, the Great Khali appeared, threw Ziggler over the top to the floor from the apron, and stalked him backstage
R Truth pinned Mike Knox at 2:52 with the spinning corkscrew elbow
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Chris Jericho via disqualification in a non-title match at 14:34 when Jericho brought a steel chair into the ring; after the bout, Edge attempted to hit a Con-Chair-Two on Jericho until Jeff Hardy made the save and hit a Twist of Fate onto the chair; moments later, after Hardy came off the top onto Jericho on the floor, CM Punk came out with referee Mike Chioda with intent to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot; Umaga then appeared, with Punk knocking him to the floor by using the briefcase as a weapon; the show then ended with a brawl in the crowd between Hardy and Edge, a brawl around ringside with Punk and Umaga, and a brawl on the stage with Jericho and WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr.
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Jeff Hardy in a steel cage match

WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ Bloomington, IL - US Cellular Coliseum - May 16, 2009
CM Punk defeated Shelton Benjamin
Tyson Kidd defeated Evan Bourne
Sheamus defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes
Nikki & Brie Bella defeated Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes
R Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Jack Swagger
John Cena, Batista, & Jeff Hardy defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge, WWE World Champion Randy Orton, & the Big Show

Judgment Day 09 - Chicago, IL - AllState Arena - May 17, 2009 (13,443; announced at 14,822; sell out)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Todd Grisham on commentary for Smackdown!, Josh Mathews & Matt Striker on commentary for ECW, and Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw; included a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and the Big Show regarding John Cena being cleared to wrestle, with Show saying Cena would join Triple H on the injured list when Show was done with him; moments later, World Heavyweight Champion Edge walked in to speak with Vickie, with Show and Chavo then leaving; featured a backstage segment with Chavo and Edge in which Chavo questioned what Edge wanted with Vickie, with Edge calling Chavo an embarassment because he didn't do anything about Santino Marella calling Vickie a pig; several members of the Chicago Bears were shown in attendance; included an ad for the WrestleMania 25 DVD; featured an in-ring promo from Mike Mizanin in which he referred to John Morrison as Marty Jannetty and, because John Cena already had plans for the night, pointed out Alfonso Sariano of the Chicago Cubs in the crowd and insulted the Cubs; Mizanin then said if Sariano didn't like what he had to say, he would win a World Series or be Cena's stand-in by facing Mizanin in the ring; Mizanin then opted out because he wanted Sariano to suffer his yearly injury on the field instead of off and proclaimed himself the winner by forfeit; Santino Marella then interrupted to stand up for Sariano, believing him to be Italian, and said several WWE stars were starting to look like animals; Marella said Vickie resembled a pig, Vladimir Kozlov looked like Sam the eagle from the Muppets, and Mizanin looked like a jackass; moments later, the two began brawling in the ring with Mizanin eventually hitting a DDT before leaving the ring; Chavo then ran in the ring and hit the frog splash on Marella; included a "Do Not Try This At Home" public service announcement; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Chris Jericho regarding his claim there was a conspiracy against him and his upcoming match against WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr., during which Jericho guaranteed there would be no 619 and that he would win the title; included an ad for Extreme Rules 09; featured an ad for the "Terminator Salvation" video game:
Umaga pinned CM Punk at 11:54 with a back splash in the corner and thumb strike to the throat after Punk failed an attempt at the Go To Sleep
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Jack Swagger at 9:35 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after avoiding a clothesline
John Morrison pinned Shelton Benjamin (w/ Charlie Haas) at 10:10 with the Starship Pain after knocking Haas off the apron and hitting a springboard kick to the head
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chris Jericho at 12:38 with the 619 and springboard splash after Jericho hit his head on the middle turnbuckle
Batista defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via disqualification at 14:43 when the champion slapped referee Mike Chioda; after the bout, Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes helped gang up on Batista until Ric Flair ran out to make the save, with Batista then dropping Orton with the sit-down powerbomb; moments later, Flair knocked Rhodes to the floor with a series of chops and then hugged Batista (Flair's surprise return)
John Cena pinned the Big Show at 14:59 with the FU after avoiding Show's punch to the face; after the bout, Cena celebrated at ringside with Alfonso Sariano (The John Cena Experience)
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Jeff Hardy with a DDT off the top at 19:55; late in the bout, Matt Hardy, in the crowd, struck the challenger with his hand cast behind the referee's back (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010)

WWE @ Louisville, KY - Freedom Hall - May 18, 2009
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Randy Orton in which he insulted Ric Flair for Flair's interference the previous night at Judgment Day; moments later, Flair appeared and said Orton didn't beat Batista and did everything he could to get himself disqualified to keep the belt; Flair then said Orton was meant to be the next big deal when he was part of Evolution but Batista surpassed him; after Orton said he could beat Batista any time he wanted, with Flair saying he spoke with Vickie Guerrero and Orton would face Batista at Extreme Rules in a steel cage match; Orton then assaulted Flair, with Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes appearing ringside until Batista attacked them from behind; Batista was then triple teamed by Legacy until John Cena cleared the ring; included Josh Mathews conducting a backstage interview with Cena in which he said his win over the Big Show at Judgment Day proved his resolve and that he wanted to be in the title picture once again; Vickie then appeared and said Legacy would face Cena & Batista later in the show in a handicap match; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com received more hits the past month than Disney.com; included a vignette promoting the Raw return of Ken Kennedy; featured a backstage segment with Mike Mizanin and WWE Divas Champion Maryse in which Mizanin said he had no idea what she was saying but she was really hot and that Mizanin was on a winning streak against Cena; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Matt Hardy regarding his US title match later in the show against MVP, during which Hardy said the only reason Vickie was giving him the title shot was because he had earned it; featured a backstage segment with Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Vickie in which Chavo said he had a plan for Vickie facing Santina Marella later in the show; Orton then walked in to protest the steel cage match at Extreme Rules, with Vickie saying she didn't need to consult him for anything; included the announcement CM Punk would face Chris Jericho Thursday on WWE Superstars; featured an in-ring segment with Mike Mizanin, dressed as Cena and using Cena's "Word Up" theme music, in which he claimed to be 4-0 against Cena and then did a series of raps insulting Cena and his fans; when Cena didn't appear, Mizanin declared himself the winner; Jerry Lawler then left the commentary table and called out Batista, Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, and Steve Austin as an example of how them not appearing doesn't mean Lawler beat them; after Lawler told Mizanin to go backstage and talk to Vickie if he wanted a match with Cena, the Big Show appeared and said Vickie made a match between himself and Cena at Extreme Rules in a submission match; Mizanin then said he would beat Cena after Cena beat Show, with Mizanin then running backstage as Show choked Lawler out with a modified Camel Clutch; moments later, Lawler was attended to by referees; following the commercial break, Jim Ross took over Lawler's commentary role; included a backstage segment with Flair and Batista in which Flair said he was going to call Orton out the next week, with Batista telling Flair that Orton was beneath him; Flair then said he could still beat up 90% of the locker room if he had to and would face Orton the next week; featured a backstage segment in which Chavo tried to teach Vickie how to hit a frog splash, with Vickie calling off the match until Santina stepped in and said insulted Vickie until Vickie agreed to the contest; included an ad for the WrestleMania 25 DVD:
Kelly Kelly won a 7-diva battle royal at 2:32 by last eliminating Mickie James; stipulations stated the winner would receive a WWE Divas Title shot; other participants included: Rosa Mendez, Brie & Nikki Bella, Beth Phoenix, and Jillian Hall; order of elimination: Rosa Mendez by Mickie (0:27); a Bella twin by Beth Phoenix (0:34); the other twin by Phoenix (1:04); Jillian by Mickie following a headscissors (1:18); Beth by Kelly following a dropkick (2:03); after the elimination, WWE Divas Champion Maryse - who provided guest commentary for the bout - sprayed Mickie in the eyes with a substance, which blinded her
Santino Marella pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 3:36 with a roll over after Guerrero struck his head on the top turnbuckle; after the bout, Guerrero grabbed the mic and said Santina Marella would defend her Miss WrestleMania crown later in the show against Vickie Guerrero
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Goldust at 2:26 when Primo pinned Kendrick with a springboard crossbody into the ring after avoiding the Sliced Bread #2; after the bout, Kendrick blamed Goldust for the loss and slapped him; moments later, Hornswoggle appeared and helped Goldust clear Kendrick from the ring
WWE US Champion MVP pinned Matt Hardy with the Playmaker at 5:17; prior to the bout, Jim Ross made an insulting remark about the owner of the Denver Nuggets; the Nuggets and WWE were fighting over use of the Pepsi Center for the following week's Raw
Vickie Guerrero pinned Santina Marella in a No DQ match to become Miss WrestleMania at 1:33 when, after Marella fought off Chavo Guerrero Jr., William Regal attacked Marella and hit the running knee to the head; after the bout, Chavo crowned Vickie Miss WrestleMania to the tune of Kid Rock's "So Hott;" the No DQ stipulation wasn't added until just before the match began
John Cena & Batista defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes in a handicap match at 14:46 when Batista pinned Orton with the spear after Ric Flair came ringisde and knocked Rhodes off the top behind the referee's back; late in the bout, the Big Show appeared ringside, with he and Cena then brawling backstage; after the bout, Batista and Flair celebrated in the ring
WWE Superstars - 5/21/09 - included the ECW World Champion Christian vs. Tommy Dreamer match taped 5/19/09 in Cincinnati, OH; featured a "Do not try this at home" public service announcement; included a vignette on Jack Swagger; featured Josh Mathews conducting a backstage interview with Chris Jericho regarding his upcoming match with CM Punk, during which Jericho refused to speak about his match at Judgment Day against WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr.; included an ad for the WrestleMania 25 DVD; featured mainstream news coverage of the WWE vs. Denver Nuggets controversy, followed by the announcement that Batista, John Cena, WWE US Champion MVP, Jerry Lawler, & a mystery partner would face WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., Cody Rhodes, Mike Mizanin, & the Big Show the following week on Raw and that Vince McMahon would face Denver Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke:
Kofi Kingston pinned William Regal with the spin kick to the head at 4:17 as Regal prepared to hit the running knee to the head; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
CM Punk pinned Chris Jericho at 12:07 with an inside cradle as Jericho attempted the Walls of Jericho; after the bout, Jericho dropped Punk with the Code Breaker; Jim Ross & Todd Grisham provided commentary for the match

WWE @ Cincinnati, OH - US Bank Arena - May 19, 2009
ECW - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Jack Swagger sat in a chair and said he wasn't moving until something was done about his "travesty" of a loss at Judgment Day; two referees then appeared but Swagger said he wasn't leaving until Tiffany came out; moments later, Tiffany came out and repeatedly told Swagger to leave the ring but he refused; Swagger then said he was going to be around longer than Tiffany and was the face of ECW; Tiffany then grabbed Swagger's mic, said she could see to it that Swagger never got another title shot, and demanded he go back to her office immediately, with Swagger then leaving the ring; Tiffany then introduced ECW World Champion Christian for the opening bout; included an ad for the WrestleMania 25 DVD; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's episode was Sci Fi's most watched show for the 33rd week in a row; included a backstage segment with Swagger and Tiffany in which Swagger argued against Christian giving Tommy Dreamer a title shot, with Tiffany telling Swagger to take the night off before he got into more trouble; featured a backstage segment with David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, and Natalya Neidhart regarding Smith's upcoming match with Finlay, during which Smith said he was better than his father, Davey Boy Smith, ever was; included a promo at the entrance stage by Vladimir Kozlov in which he said he would dominate ECW; featured a backstage segment with Gregory Helms in which he said it was official that Dreamer would face Christian and that it would take place on WWE Superstars on Thursday; Helms then conducted a backstage interview with Dreamer regarding the title shot:
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) in a non-title match at 7:47 with the Killswitch; prior to the bout, Christian confronted Jack Swagger on the ramp, as Swagger was going backstage after the opening segment, with Swagger shoving Christian off the ramp and the champion appearing to tweak his knee; after the contest, Josh Mathews conducted an in-ring interview with Christian regarding Swagger, with Christian saying he was done with Swagger and then issued a challenge to Tommy Dreamer since Swagger interfered in Dreamer's last title match
Zach Ryder pinned Adam Green at 1:57 with a modified neckbreaker
David Hart Smith (w/ Tyson Kidd & Natalya Neidhart) pinned Finlay at 18:06 with a back suplex after hitting Finlay with Natalya's shoe (Smith's TV in-ring return after a year absence)
WWE Superstars - 5/21/09: ECW World Champion Christian fought Tommy Dreamer to a no contest at 12:35 when Jack Swagger interfered; after the bout, both Christian and Dreamer cleared Swagger from the ring; after the bout, Dreamer grabbed hold of the title belt and motioned he wanted another title shot; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Smackdown! - 5/22/09 - featured opening still photos recapping the World Heavyweight Champion Edge vs. Jeff Hardy match at Judgment Day; included an in-ring promo by Edge in which he said he was the face of Smackdown! and that his win over Hardy, while Chris Jericho lost to WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. and CM Punk lost to Umaga, proved that; after Edge said Hardy wasn't in his league, Teddy Long appeared and said Hardy was cheated out of a win at Judgment Day and would get a rematch at Extreme Rules; after Edge continued to insult Hardy, Hardy came out and proposed that whomever won their match later in the show would choose the stipulation for their Extreme Rules match; Hardy then jumped into the crowd and asked several fans, all of which said yes, whether they wanted to see Hardy face Edge later in the show; Long then agreed that the two would meet later in the show, with the winner choosing what match to have at Extreme Rules; featured Josh Mathews conducting a backstage interview with WWE Women's Champion Melina regarding Gail Kim facing Michelle McCool later in the night, with the winner facing Melina in a title match; moments later, Alicia Fox interrupted and said McCool would take Melina's title, with Melina then slapping her; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown! has been seen by more than 2.6 billion people in the US since its debut; featured mainstream news coverage of the WWE vs. Denver Nuggets controversy; included Jim Ross conducting an interview with Mysterio, backstage, regarding his win over Jericho at Judgment Day, with Mysterio saying he was moving on from Jericho because there were plenty of young talent who were hungry for title shots; Mysterio then brought up the names of Pedro Morales, Tito Santana, and Eddie Guerrero as other latinos who had held the title and hoped to once be considered in their league; Ross then asked why Mysterio wore the mask, with Mysterio saying the mask was a Mexican tradition and honor and to be unmasked was the biggest dishonor a luchadore could have; featured an ad for the WrestleMania 25 DVD; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com received more hits over the past month than Disney.com; featured the announcement Eve would face Layla the following week on Smackdown!; included a backstage segment with Edge and Long in which Edge said he would end Hardy at Extreme Rules; moments later, Jericho walked in and said Mysterio was a coward hiding behind his mask and demanded a rematch against Mysterio at Extreme Rules; Long then said Mysterio already requested a no holds barred match with Jericho for the pay-per-view:
John Morrison & Cryme Tyme defeated Shelton Benjamin, Charlie Haas, & Ricky Ortiz at 10:26 when Morrison pinned Haas with the Sharship Pain (Cryme Tyme's Smackdown! TV in-ring debut)
Michelle McCool (w/ Alicia Fox) pinned Gail Kim at 4:25 with the Face Breaker after Kim foght off an interfering Fox on the floor; stipulations stated that the winner would become the #1 contender to the WWE Women's Title
CM Punk defeated Chris Jericho via disqualification at 11:36 when Umaga interfered with a leather strap after Jericho sustained the Go To Sleep and rolled to the floor; after the bout, Umaga put Punk in the Tree of Woe, grabbed the mic, and challenged Punk to a strap match at Extreme Rules (the first time Umaga spoke)
Dolph Ziggler pinned R Truth at 2:29 with a modified reverse bulldog after pulling Truth off the top; after the bout, the Great Khali, with Runjin Sing, came out, scaring Ziggler back into the ring where Truth dropped Ziggler with a corkscrew elbow; moments later, Ziggler escaped through the crowd
Jeff Hardy pinned World Heavyweight Champion Edge in a non-title match at 15:00 with the Swanton after knocking the champion off the top rope; stipulations stated the winner would choose the stipulation for their title match at Extreme Rules; after the bout, Todd Grisham conducted an in-ring interview with Hardy in which he said his match with Edge would be a ladder match

WWE @ Las Cruces, NM - Pan American Center - May 22, 2009

WWE (Raw) @ Boise, ID - Qwest Arena - May 22, 2009
Featured Kelly Kelly as host of the show
Goldust pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. after Hornswoggle interfered
Mike Mizanin pinned Santino Marella
Sheamus O'Shaunessey pinned The Brian Kendrick
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes when Primo pinned Rhodes with a roll up
WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Beth Phoenix defeated Brie & Nikki Bella after Phoenix hit the Glam Slam
WWE US Champion MVP defeated Kofi Kingston and William Regal
John Cena & Batista defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & the Big Show when Cena pinned Show with the FU

WWE @ Salt Lake City, UT - E Center - May 23, 2009

WWE (SmackDown! & ECW) @ Rio Rancho, NM - Santa Ana Star Center - May 23, 2009
Featured Maria as host of the show
Cryme Tyme defeated Mike Knox & Charlie Haas when Shad pinned Haas
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Finlay
Gail Kim & Eve Torres defeated Layla & Alicia Fox when Kim pinned Fox
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler by pinning Ziggler with the 619 and a springboard splash
ECW World Champion Christian & Tommy Dreamer defeated Jack Swagger & Mark Henry when Christian pinned Henry
John Morrison defeated Shelton Benjamin
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Jeff Hardy

WWE @ Loveland, CO - Budweiser Events Center - May 24, 2009

WWE @ Denver, CO - Pepsi Center - May 25, 2009
Cancelled due to the Denver Nuggets booking the venue at the last minute for the NBA playoffs, forcing Raw to move to the Staples Center

WWE @ Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - May 25, 2009
Raw - featured an opening video package in honor of Memorial Day; included Jim Ross, subbing for Jerry Lawler, on commentary beside Michael Cole; featured a video package recapping the feud between the Denver Nuggets and WWE over use of the Pepsi Center; included an in-ring segment in which a fake Stan Kroenke cut a promo stating he hated WWE and its fans; moments later, Vince McMahon came out and said he was going to create his own basketball league - the XBA - but it was going to fail because Kroenke and his staff were going to run it; McMahon then made fun of Kroenke's first name being "Enos" and eventually shoved him out of the ring; during the segment, a fake Jack Nicholson, David Stern, and Jerry Buss were shown sitting ringside; moments later, after McMahon left the ring, Mike Mizanin came out and noted he became a famous reality TV show in LA but he was really from the home of the future NBA Champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and that he would make John Cena look like the loser he is during the night's main event; Cena then appeared but was jumped from behind by Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes, with Batista then making the save and dropping the three men with spinebusters; the Big Show then attacked Cena, with Jerry Lawler attempting to make the save but being knocked to the floor; moments later, Cena and Batista knocked Show to the floor with a double clothesline; featured a backstage segment with Brie & Nikki Bella, the fake Nicholson, Goldust, and Hornswoggle in which Goldust and Hornswoggle acted out the court scene from "A Few Good Men;" included a backstage segment with Ric Flair and Batista in which Flair said he would handle himself against WWE World Champion Randy Orton; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Raw was the #1 show on cable, beating out its closest competition by more than 1 million viewers; included an ad for the WrestleMania 25 DVD; featured an in-ring promo by Flair in which he called out Orton after Orton punched him out the previous week; Orton eventually appeared, with the two having words until Ken Kennedy interrupted, with Kennedy saying he was eying Orton's WWE World Title and would be the mystery partner in the night's main event; featured a look at Vince McMahon's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; Michael Clarke Duncan was shown in attendance; included a backstage segment with Show and Mizanin in which Show said Mizanin could have his way with Cena in the main event but Show would get to pin him; included the announcement ECW World Champion Christian, Tommy Dreamer, & Finlay would face David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, & Jack Swagger the following night on ECW:
Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse via disqualification at 2:45 when Maryse pushed Kelly over the commentary table while fighting her on the floor; after the bout, Kelly returned to the ring and knocked the champion to the floor
Kofi Kingston defeated William Regal and Matt Hardy at 9:48 by pinning Hardy with the spin kick to the face after Hardy tried to hit Kingston with his hand cast; stipulations stated the winner would get a shot against WWE US Champion MVP the following week; mid-way through the bout, MVP came out to join the commentary team; after the bout, Kingston confronted MVP on the floor, with MVP saying he wanted Kingston to have a shot at the belt
Santino Marella & Mickie James defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Beth Phoenix (w/ Rosa Mendez) at 1:27 when Mickie pinned Beth with a crucifix; stipulations stated the winning team would chose the stipulation for the Santina Marella vs. Vickie Guerrero bout at Extreme Rules; after the bout, Vickie appeared at the entrance stage and said Chavo would be in her corner for the match; Santino then said he picked a hog pen match for Santina's bout with Vickie at Extreme Rules
Goldust & Hornswoggle pinned The Brian Kendrick & Festus at 2:11 when Goldust pinned Kendrick with the Final Cut after Hornswoggle hit the frog splash; Festus wore a Clippers jersey for the match; after the bout, Kendrick argued with Festus over the loss and grabbed a steel chair with intent of hitting Festus; before he could, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon - who did guest commentary for the match - rang the timekeeper's bell, with Festus then clearing Kendrick from the ring
John Cena, Batista, WWE US Champion MVP, Jerry Lawler, & Ken Kennedy defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., Cody Rhodes, the Big Show, & Mike Mizanin at 17:55 when MVP pinned Dibiase with the Playmaker; Lawrence Tanter, the LA Lakers' PA announcer provided guest ring announcing for the match; the babyfaces wore LA Lakers jerseys for the match while the heels wore Denver Nuggets jerseys; prior to the bout, it was announced Cena would face Dibiase Thursday on WWE Superstars; late in the contest, Kennedy appeared to have suffered a hand injury; after the bout, the faces won a brawl over the heels to close the show (Kennedy's in-ring return after a 9-month absence) (Kennedy's last appearance)
WWE Superstars - 5/28/09: John Cena defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. via submission with the STFU at 11:35; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match

WWE @ Colorado Springs, Co - World Arena - May 26, 2009
Cancelled

WWE @ Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - May 26, 2009
ECW - featured an opening in-ring promo by ECW World Champion Christian in which he said Jack Swagger was nothing more than a dork that wouldn't go away; moments later, Swagger interrupted and said he had a title shot against Christian at Extreme Rules; Tiffany then appeared and said, due to Swagger's interference the previous week on WWE Superstars, Tommy Dreamer would be part of the match as well; Dreamer then appeared as Tiffany explained that Dreamer had signed a one-day extension on his contract so that he could compete at the pay-per-view and Tiffany had allowed it since Swagger had interfered in two of Dreamer's title shots; Dreamer then threw both Swagger and Christian to the floor; included a backstage segment with Christian and Dreamer in which they argued over Dreamer throwing Christian out of the ring and Christian disrespecting Dreamer, with the two men then brawling until Finlay tried to break it up; featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA; included the announcement that Finlay suffered an eye injury earlier in the show during the backstage segment and that he was being taken out of the night's main event; featured an ad for the WrestleMania 25 DVD; included a backstage segment with Tiffany, Dreamer, and Christian regarding the injury to Finlay and that the main event match would be a handicap match because the injury was Christian and Dreamer's fault:
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Russ Taylor & Joey Munos in a handicap match at 1:39 by pinning Taylor with the modified uranagi
Evan Bourne defeated Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) via count-out at 6:30 after jumping on Henry's back to slide into the ring as both men were on the floor
Jack Swagger, David Hart Smith, & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated ECW World Champion Christian & Tommy Dreamer in a handicap match at 18:41 when Swagger pinned Christian with the gutwrench powerbomb after throwing Christian shoulder-first into the ringpost; Finlay was to be on Christian & Dreamer's team but was injured earlier in the show; prior to the bout, Natalya cut an in-ring promo on the Hart Dynasty; after the bout, Smith & Kidd hit the Hart Attack on Dreamer after Dreamer jumped Swagger
WWE Superstars - 5/28/09 - featured an interview with Adelitas Way regarding the use of their song "Invincible" as the theme of WWE Superstars; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com received more hits over the past month than Disney.com; featured a vignette on WWE World Champion Randy Orton; included an ad for the WrestleMania 25 DVD; featured the John Cena vs. Ted Dibiase Jr. match taped 5/25/09 in Los Angeles:
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas in a non-title match at 13:31 when Carlito pinned Haas with a backflip into the Back Stabber after knocking Benjamin off the top; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided commentary for the bout; late in the contest, Cryme Tyme appeared ringside with mics and distracted Benjamin & Haas, leading to the finish
Jack Swagger pinned Finlay at 4:15 with a reversal into the gutwrench powerbomb; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! - 5/29/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. in which he welcomed his homestate fans and said he was looking forward to shutting up Chris Jericho at Extreme Rules; moments later, Jericho, in a suit, interrupted and said he would leave Mysterio with permanent injuries at the pay-per-view; Mysterio then said Jericho's word was worthless because he said Mysterio wouldn't hit the 619 and beat him at Judgment Day and that he would beat up Mickey Rourke at WrestleMania and Rourke knocked him out; Rourke was then shown sitting ringside; after Jericho addressed Rourke, Jericho said Mysterio was hiding something by wearing the mask and he would tear it off and expose him; Jericho then instigated a brawl but left the ring as Mysterio set him up for the 619; included Josh Mathews conducting a backstage interview with John Morrison regarding his upcoming match against Umaga; moments later, Shelton Benjamin interrupted and said they had unfinished business, with Morrison saying he had beaten both Benjamin and Charlie Haas twice and Benjamin hadn't done anything of note since 2004; featured a video package recapping Jeff Hardy's ladder exploits; included an in-ring promo by Hardy in which he said his world title win in 2008 wasn't a fluke and that he would beat World Heavyweight Champion Edge at Extreme Rules to take the title; as Hardy went backstage, Umaga came out for his match; featured a video package recapping the feud between Eve and Layla over the previous month; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE broadcasts in 28 languages in more than 145 nations; featured a backstage segment with Edge and Jericho in which they argued over who should take the lead, with Jericho then walking off and implying he wasn't doing the match:
R Truth & the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated Dolph Ziggler & Mike Knox at 4:06 when Khali pinned Knox with the tree slam after Ziggler left ringside and watched the remainder of the bout from the aisle; prior to the bout, Khali joined in for Truth singing "What's Up" on his way to the ring; after the contest, Truth and Khali danced in the ring together
WWE Women's Champion Melina pinned Alicia Fox (w/ Michelle McCool) in a non-title match at 2:31 with the legdrop split; after the bout, McCool took the belt from the referee , placed it on Melina's shoulder, and shoved her before leaving the ring
John Morrison defeated Umaga via disqualification at 12:53 when Umaga assaulted Morrison with a leather strap, brought to the ring before the bout, and repeatedly whipped him with it before tying him upside down in the corner; moments later, CM Punk appeared, twice hit Umaga with the Money in the Bank briefcase, and then dropped Umaga with a bulldog on the briefcase; Umaga then slid out to the floor; Todd Grisham then conducted an in-ring interview with Punk regarding his upcoming match with Umaga at Extreme Rules
Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated Cryme Tyme at 11:21 when Benjamin pinned Shad with a reversal into the Paydirt
Eve pinned Layla at 3:10 when the momentum of a crossbody by Layla put Eve on top for the win; after the bout, Eve knocked Layla to the floor
World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Chris Jericho defeated Jeff Hardy in a handicap match at 5:10 when Edge scored the pin with the spear after Hardy dropped Jericho with the Twist of Fate; prior to the bout, Edge cut an in-ring promo in which he claimed he has dominated ladder matches than anyone else; Jericho initially didn't appear during his ring entrance; WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. was scheduled to be Hardy's partner but during Mysterio's entrance, a fan wearing a Mysterio shirt and mask attacked Mysterio from the crowd, revealing himself to be Jericho; as Jericho attempted to tear Mysterio's mask off, Hardy came out to make the save; Mysterio was then helped backstage, forcing Hardy to continue the bout as a handicap match; after the contest, Edge pulled a ladder out from under the ring, hit Hardy in the face with it, and then slammed the ladder onto him as the show came to a close

WWE @ Monterrey, Mexico - Arena - May 27, 2009

WWE @ Monterrey, Mexico - Arena - May 28, 2009

WWE @ Queretaro, Mexico - Santa Maria Bullring - May 29, 2009

- 5/29/09: Ken Kennedy was released.

- 5/29/09: John Tolos, former WWWF US Tag Team Champion and manager of WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect, died at the age of 78.

WWE @ Huntsville, AL - May 29, 2009
Cancelled - the show was booked after the Mexican tour was briefly cancelled due to swine flu

WWE @ Mexico City, Mexico - Sports Palace - May 30, 2009

WWE @ Montgomery, AL - May 30, 2009
Cancelled - the show was booked after the Mexican tour was briefly cancelled due to swine flu

WWE (SmackDown! & ECW) @ Chattanooga, TN - UTC Arena - May 30, 2009
The Great Khali defeated Dolph Ziggler
Drew McIntyre defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
Evan Bourne defeated Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya & David Hart Smith)
CM Punk defeated Umaga
ECW World Champion Christian & Tommy Dreamer defeated Jack Swagger & Mark Henry
WWE Womens Champion Melina & Gail Kim defeated Natalya & Alicia Fox
John Morrison defeated Chris Jericho
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Jeff Hardy

WWE (SmackDown & ECW) @ Bowling Green, KY - EA Diddle Arena - May 31, 2009
The Great Khali defeated Dolph Ziggler
Drew McIntyre defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
Evan Bourne defeated Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya & David Hart Smith)
John Morrison defeated Chris Jericho
ECW World Champion Christian & Tommy Dreamer defeated Jack Swagger & Mark Henry
WWE Womens Champion Melina & Gail Kim defeated Natalya & Alicia Fox
CM Punk defeated Umaga
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Jeff Hardy

WWE @ Birmingham, AL - BJCC - June 1, 2009
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Randy Orton, alongside Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes, inside a steel cage in which he said he would beat Batista in their cage match at Extreme Rules; Orton then said he spoke with Vickie Guerrero earlier in the day and arranged for Batista to face either Rhodes or Dibiase later in the show in a steel cage match to get ready for Orton; Orton then flipped a coin, with Rhodes winning the toss; Rhodes then took the mic from Orton and said his father, Dusty Rhodes, was in some of the greatest cage matches of all time and cage matches are in Cody's blood; Orton then gave the fans a preview of what's to come by walking out of the cage door as WWE World Champion; Ric Flair then appeared at the entrance stage and said he would continue to call Orton out until he grew a set and agreed to face him; when Orton reminded Flair he was retired, Flair said he was calling Orton out for a fight in the parking lot, not a match; after Flair repeatedly called Orton a punk, Orton agreed to the challenge; included a backstage segment with the Big Show, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Vickie Guerrero in which Show argued against having to team with Mike Mizanin later in the show against John Cena and an unnamed opponent; Show then chose Cena's opponent from a list of all the Raw superstars and drew Chavo's name; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read last week's Raw was seen by 1.5 million women and by more men than any show on NBC, The CW, Fox, or ABC; included a backstage segment with Flair and Batista in which Flair argued Batista shouldn't stand in the way of Flair fighting Orton, with Batista eventually giving Flair his support and the two hugging; featured a backstage segment with William Regal, Matt Hardy, and Vickie in which Hardy asked for another chance after their loss, with the two then telling Vickie they would help her out in her match against Santino Marella later in the show; after Hardy whispered in her ear how it would happen, Vickie began laughing so hard that she snorted; included Josh Mathews conducting a backstage interview with Kofi Kingston and WWE US Champion MVP regarding their title match later in the show; featured a backstage segment in which Dibiase tried to talk Orton out of his parking lot fight with Flair later in the show; included an ad for "Macho Madness: The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection;" featured a video package recapping the feud between Jeff Hardy and World Heavyweight Champion Edge; included an in-ring segment in which Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler ran down the card for Extreme Rules; featured the announcement ECW World Champion Christian would face Tyson Kidd the following night on ECW; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more men watched ECW the previous week than MLB on ESPN; featured a closing segment in which Orton went looking for Flair in the parking lot, with Flair jumping him from behind; the two continued to fight into the arena and onto the entrance stage; Flair eventually brought the fight ringside, where the steel cage had been once again lowered, and put the figure-4 on Orton ontop of the broadcast table; Rhodes & Dibiase then attacked Flair and threw him into the cage and ringside barrier; moments later, Legacy ganged up on Flair inside the cage before Rhodes locked the door shut with only Orton and Flair inside; Batista then ran out, scaring Rhodes & Dibiase into the crowd, but could only watch as Orton dropped Flair with the RKO; Orton then hit kicked Flair in the head and stared at Batista from inside the cage:
Batista pinned Cody Rhodes in a steel cage match at 3:10 with the sit-down powerbomb after Rhodes attempted to escape over the top; late in the bout, WWE World Champion Randy Orton appeared ringside
WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Beth Phoenix (w/ Rosa Mendez) defeated Mickie James & Kelly Kelly at 2:57 when Maryse pinned Kelly with the DDT
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Matt Hardy & William Regal in a non-title match at 4:21 when Carlito pinned Regal with the Back Stabber after Hardy accidentally hit Regal with his hand cast; after the bout, Regal & Hardy argued over the loss
John Cena & Chavo Guerrer Jr. defeated the Big Show & Mike Mizanin at 4:58 when Guerrero pinned Mizanin after Show dropped Cena with the chokeslam and then knocked out Mizanin with a punch when Mizanin refused to tag Show in; prior to the bout, Mizanin cut an in-ring promo in which he said Cena's fans also liked the Jonas Brothers, Hannah Montana, and Spongebob Squarepants and bragged about his 6-0 streak against Cena; after the bout, Cena dropped Guerrero with the FU and faced off with Show, with Show then knocking him out with a punch and then applied the modified Camel Clutch
Kofi Kingston pinned WWE US Champion MVP to win the title at 11:22 after reversing the champion's attempt to block a victory roll; prior to the bout, a photo was shown of MVP and Sherry Sepherd recently attending the prom at Shepherd's high school; after the bout, MVP congratulated Kingston and handed him the belt (The Best of Raw: 2009)
Santino Marella fought Vickie Guerrero to a no contest when Matt Hardy & William Regal ran in the ring, with Santino then slopping both men and Vickie; moments later, Hardy & Regal double teamed Marella, with Hardy eventually knocking Marella out after hitting him with his hand cast; Hardy & Regal then left the ring, with Vickie then slowly slopping Marella from head to toe
WWE Superstars - 6/4/09 - featured a video package recapping the feud between John Cena and the Big Show; included a video package recapping the feud between Jeff Hardy and World Heavyweight Champion Edge; featured a vignette of WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr.:
Goldust & Hornswoggle defeated The Brian Kendrick & Jamie Noble at 3:33 when Hornswoggle pinned Kendrick with the frog splash after Goldust hit the Final Curtain; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
David Hart Smith (w/ Tyson Kidd & Natalya Neidhart) pinned Tommy Dreamer at 8:45 after Kidd kicked Dreamer in the head behind the referee's back while the referee was distracted by ECW World Champion Christian trying to pull a chair away from Natalya as Dreamer had Smith in a Texas Cloverleaf; Christian, Matt Striker, & Josh Mathews provided commentary for the match
Jeff Hardy & R Truth defeated Chris Jericho & Dolph Ziggler at 11:37 when Hardy pinned Ziggler with the Twist of Fate and Swanton after Truth hit a dive to the floor onto Jericho; prior to the bout, Jericho cut an in-ring promo regarding his attack on WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. the previous week and guaranteed he would unmask Mysterio and take his title at Extreme Rules; Jim Ross & Todd Grisham provided commentary for the match; during Hardy's ring entrance, it was announced he would be a guest of The Cutting Edge Friday on Smackdown!

WWE @ Memphis, TN - Fed Ex Forum - June 2, 2009
ECW - 6/2/09 - featured Gregory Helms conducting a backstage interview with Finlay regarding the eye injury he sustained the week before and `wrestling Jack Swagger the previous week on WWE Superstars against doctor's orders; included an ad for "Macho Madness: The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection;" featured the announcement Jeff Hardy & R Truth would face Chris Jericho & Dolph Ziggler Thursday on WWE Superstars; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more men watched the previous week's show than MLB on ESPN:
Evan Bourne defeated Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) via disqualification at 4:36 when referee Jack Doane caught Atlas trying to yank Bourne off the top rope; after the contest, Bourne caused Henry to fall to the floor; moments later, Henry yelled at Atlas for costing him the match
Zach Ryder pinned Dustin Carwile at 1:58 with a knee to the head; prior to the bout, Ryder cut an insert promo in which he said he planned to make an impact
Tommy Dreamer pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) with the DDT at 5:52; after the commercial break, Dreamer grabbed the mic and said he would do all he could to regain the ECW World Title at Extreme Rules but, if he didn't, he wanted to say goodbye to the fans; moments later, Jack Swagger interrupted and said he would take the title and Dreamer would never again show his face in ECW; Dreamer then said he would stand in the ring in one week's time with the title belt
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart & David Hart Smith) in a non-title match at 14:27 with the Killswitch after Tommy Dreamer countered the interference of Jack Swagger; after the bout, Dreamer celebrated with Christian before dropping him with the DDT
Smackdown! - 6/5/09 - featured an opening in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge, with the stage, ramp, and ring filled with ladders, and the guest being Jeff Hardy; upon Hardy's entrance, he climbed a ladder directly in front of where the World Heavyweight Title was dangling from, and said he was very comfortable in the surroundings; World Heavyweight Champion Edge then went through the likely scenario for their upcoming bout at Extreme Rules and said, despite all their matches, the outcomes are all the same and Edge would come out with the belt; after Hardy responded, Edge knocked him off the top of the ladder - causing him to hit the top rope on his way down - and then unhooked the title belt and held it up to symbolize he would win at the pay-per-view; included a "Did you know?" segment which read that for men under 55, the previous week's show was the #1 entertainment show on cable and broadcast TV; featured Jim Ross & Todd Grisham running down the card for Extreme Rules during an in-ring segment; Koko B. Ware, who sat ringside for the show, was introduced to the crowd:
John Morrison pinned Shelton Benjamin with Starship Pain at 4:53 with a reversal into a DDT
Chris Jericho pinned R Truth at 3:55 after hitting the Code Breaker as Truth attempted a reverse crossbody off the top; prior to the bout, Jericho cut an in-ring promo claiming he would unmask WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. at Extreme Rules and make history by winning the title for the ninth time and there was nothing anyone could do about it; moments later, Truth interrupted, called Jericho the biggest hypocrite of them all, and said Jericho's attack the previous week on Mysterio sealed his fate for tonight; after the match, Mysterio attacked Jericho from behind in the aisle until he was pulled off by referees; moments later, Mysterio hit a sitting senton from the stage to the floor on Jericho
CM Punk pinned Umaga at 12:26 with the Go To Sleep after Umaga grabbed the leather strap he brought ringside with intent on using it as a weapon
Michelle McCool, Layla, & Alicia Fox defeated WWE Women's Champion Melina, Gail Kim, & Eve at 3:16 when Layla pinned Melina with a neckbreaker after McCool kicked Melina in the head behind the referee's back; Maria was the guest referee for the bout
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) pinned Dolph Ziggler at 2:51 with the tree slam
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match at 19:09 with the spear after avoiding the springboard splash; after the bout, Edge pulled a ladder out from under the ring and attempted to assault Mysterio with it until Jeff Hardy made the save with a steel chair, dropped Edge with a Twist of Fate onto the ladder, and followed with a leapfrog legdrop from the top rope over the ladder; moments later, Hardy celebrated with the title belt as the show came to a close

WWE @ Monroe, LA - Civic Center - June 5, 2009

WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ Pensacola, FL - Civic Center - June 6, 2009
Featured Kelly Kelly as the host of the show
Evan Bourne defeated Tyson Kidd
Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendez defeated Nikki & Brie Bella
Ricky Steamboat defeated Sheamus O'Shaunessey
Umaga defeated R Truth
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Matt Hardy
Mike Mizanin defeated MVP
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Jack Swagger
John Cena, Jeff Hardy, & CM Punk defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge, WWE World Champion Randy Orton, & Chris Jericho

Extreme Rules 09 - New Orleans, LA - Arena - June 7, 2009 (9,124)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, Todd Grisham & Jim Ross on commentary for Smackdown!, and Matt Striker & Josh Mathews on commentary for ECW; included footage from earlier in the day of Matthews conducting an interview with the Big Show from his bus outside the arena in which Show said he would embarass John Cena later in the show; featured an ad for "Macho Madness: The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection;" included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Batista regarding his steel cage match against WWE World Champion Randy Orton later in the show and Orton's assault on Ric Flair the previous week on Raw; featured Gregory Helms conducting a backstage interview with ECW World Champion Christian regarding his upcoming title defense and the fact Tommy Dreamer's career is on the line; moments later, Dreamer interrupted and said his career would continue because he was taking the belt; Jack Swagger then interrupted, with Christian and Dreamer immediately walking away; included a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero Jr. in which Vickie was preparing for her upcoming match with Santina Marella; featured a backstage segment with Chavo, Vickie, Goldust, and Hornswoggle in which Goldust said the Guerreros smelled like poop; moments later, Vickie and Chavo walked into her office to find World Heavyweight Champion Edge; Vickie then said she wasn't going to help Edge in his title defense and he would have to go at it alone; Vickie then said he didn't care about her, never had, and wouldn't have any of the Raw talent help him in the match; Edge then told Vickie to find a good divorce attorney:
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated MVP, Matt Hardy, and William Regal by pinning Regal with an enzuiguri at 6:43 after Regal threw MVP to the floor
Chris Jericho pinned WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. in a no holds barred match to win the title at 14:41 with a roll up after unmasking the champion as he attempted the 619; prior to the bout, Jericho cut a promo on Mysterio from the merchandise stand and continued to insult Mysterio and the fans as he made his way through the crowd and into the ring; after the bout, Mysterio immediatley covered his face and left the ring as Jericho celebrated in the ring with both the belt and Mysterio's mask (Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho)
CM Punk defeated Umaga in a strap match at 8:58 by touching the fourth and final corner after dropping Umaga with the Go To Sleep (Umaga's last appearance)
Tommy Dreamer defeated ECW World Champion Christian and Jack Swagger in a hardcore match to win the title at 9:37 by pinning Swagger with the DDT after breaking a crutch over his head; stipulations stated Dreamer would retire if he didn't win the title; after the contest, Dreamer sat on the ringside barrier and celebrated with the fans
Santina Marella defeated Vickie Guerrero & Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a handicap hog pen match at 2:44 by pinning Vickie with a roll up after Chavo accidentally threw slop on Vickie; prior to the bout, Jerry Lawler discussed the rules of the match beside the hog pen and the introduced the participants; moments later, Vickie announced the match was now a handicap match also involving Chavo; due to stipulations, Marella won Vickie's Miss WrestleMania title; after the contest, Vickie argued with Chavo over the loss
Batista pinned WWE World Champion Randy Orton in a steel cage match to win the title with the sit-down powerbomb at 7:04 after Orton attempted to climb over the top of the cage; after the bout, Batista said the win was dedicated to the injured Ric Flair
John Cena defeated the Big Show in a submission match at 19:05 with the STFU after tying Show's leg in the ring ropes
Jeff Hardy defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge in a ladder match to win the title at 20:06 after the champion became stuck in the rungs of the ladder; after the contest, Hardy celebrated the title win until Jim Ross came into the ring to conduct an interview; moments later, CM Punk came out to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot (The History of the World Heavyweight Championship, Ladder Match 2: Crash & Burn Blu-ray)
CM Punk pinned World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy to win the title in an impromptu match with a kick to the head and the Go To Sleep at 1:02

- 6/8/09: Umaga was released.

WWE @ Lafayette, LA - Cajundome - June 8, 2009
Evan Bourne defeated Sheamus O'Shaunnessy
Raw - featured Lilian Garcia introducing Batista as the new WWE World Champion, with Batista then cutting an in-ring promo on his title win the previous night against Randy Orton, saying he did it for Ric Flair, himself, and the fans; Batista then noted Orton had hurt many people and taking Orton's title was just the beginning; Orton then appeared at the entrance stage and slowly made his way to the ring, with Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes then coming out of the crowd and surrounding the ring before all three men swarmed Batista; the champion fought off all three and had Orton set up for the sit-down powerbomb before he was hit from behind with a steel chair; Batista was then triple teamed, his arm and shoulder targetted; Orton then locked Batista's arm in a steel chair and repeatedly stomped it as the champion was held in place by Dibiase & Rhodes, while Batista yelled "I'm going to get you! This is never going to be over!"; with the arm still in the chair, Orton pulled back until Batista screamed and rolled around the ring in pain; Orton then held up the title belt and then left ringside with it as Batista was tended to in the ring by trainers; following the commercial break, Batista was helped into an ambulance backstage, said he couldn't feel his arm and asked for his title belt; the ambulance then drove off with its lights and sirens on (Batista's last appearance for 3 months); included a backstage segment with Orton, Dibiase, & Rhodes in which Josh Matthews walked in and asked Orton about the assault on Batista, with Orton saying only that he put Batista out and said he would ask for his rematch clause later in the show, whether Batista was ready or not; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to all live events in the US; included an ad promoting the following Monday's "3 For All," which would include WWE World, World Heavyweight, and ECW World Title matches; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Vickie Guerrero in which she confirmed Orton would challenge Batista later in the show for the title and Orton would win the title if Batista can't appear; she then said she would have a huge announcement for later in the show; included a backstage segment with WWE Divas Champion Maryse and Mike Mizanin, wearing a shirt featuring John Cena's name with a slash through it; Maryse then said Mizanin was a good talker but she wasn't going to pay any attention to him until he beats Cena; featured an in-ring promo by Guerrero in which she said she had never been as insulted and humiliated as she was the night before in her hog pen match during Extreme Rules; Vickie then said she was ashamed of the fans, tired of them laughing at her, and then said she was resigning at Raw GM; moments later, Edge came out to the ring and said, because she quit, he didn't need to apologize or continue on with their marriage because he only married her for her power; he then said people thought she was his mother when they went out in public, called her a "she-beast," and told her he wanted a divorce, which left Vickie on her knees screaming in the ring as Edge walked off; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read nearly 3 times as many people watched Raw the past week as the Yankees vs. Indians game on ESPN; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Cena regarding the attack he sustained at the hands of Mizanin and the Big Show; included an ad promoting "Macho Madness: The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection":
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston pinned William Regal in a non-title match at 2:06 with the spin kick to the head; prior to the match, Lilian Garcia accidentally referred to Kingston as the WWE IC champion
WWE Divas Champion Maryse pinned Kelly Kelly with the DDT at 2:53; Mickie James provided guest commentary for the bout; after the contest, Maryse held the belt in front of Kelly's face and slapped her before Mickie entered the ring, with Maryse then sliding out to the floor
Santino Marella, Goldust (w/ Hornswoggle), & Festus defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr., The Brian Kendrick, & Jamie Noble at 3:51 when Marella pinned Noble with a roll up after Hornswoggle kicked Noble in the shin and then dove onto Kendrick outside the ring
John Cena fought Mike Mizanin to a no contest; prior to the match, Mizanin wore a T-shirt which had "Cena" with a slash through it and armbands that read "Miz: 6, Cena: 0;" following his entrance, Mizanin cut an in-ring promo on the fact Cena hasn't answered his challenges in recent weeks, noting that Cena wasn't Tim Allen but it was about to become "Tool Time;" following Cena's entrance, the Big Show appeared with Cena then knocking Mizanin to the floor before Cena sustained Show's chokeslam and Camel Clutch; moments later, Miz assaulted Show with a steel chair and then hit Cena with the chair as well; Miz eventually left the ring after Show regained his senses
MVP pinned Matt Hardy with the Playmaker at 3:52 after assaulting Hardy's injured hand; prior to the match, MVP cut an in-ring promo saying that if there was to be a WWE World Title match the following week, he should be involved
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon in a non-title match at around the 9-minute mark when Dibiase pinned Primo with Dream Street after Rhodes dropped Primo throat-first across the top rope behind the referee's back (the bout began during the commercial break)
Randy Orton (w/ Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes) fought WWE World Champion Batista to a no contest when, as referee Mike Chioda began counting Batista, the ambulance which carried Batista to the hospital arrived, Triple H came out the back, and assaulted Legacy in the ring; prior to the match, Orton cut an in-ring promo saying he would win the title via forfeit (Triple H's surprise return after a 2-month absence)
WWE Superstars - 6/11/09 - featured the announcement Randy Orton, John Cena, Triple H, and the Big Show would compete for the vacant WWE World Title Monday on Raw; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million photos of WWE Divas were viewed the past month on WWE.com; featured a vignette on WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston; included an ad for "Macho Madness: The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection;" featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA; included the Evan Bourne vs. Zach Ryder match taped 6/9/09 in Biloxi, MS:
Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendez defeated Brie & Nikki Bella at 3:27 when Phoenix scored the pin following the Glam Slam; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho pinned John Morrison in a non-title match with a roll over and grabbing the tights for leverage at around the 11-minute mark; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided commentary for the bout (John Morrison: Rock Star)

WWE @ Biloxi, MS - Mississippi Coast Coliseum - June 9, 2009
ECW - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Tiffany introduced Tommy Dreamer as the new ECW World Champion; moments later, Dreamer thanked the fans for their support and said without them he never would have won the title; as Dreamer went to sign his new contract, Christian appeared, threw Dreamer a box of tissues, and blamed Jack Swagger for interfering so much that the bout at Extreme Rules was a triple threat and that Christian never was beaten; Christian eventually shook Dreamer's hand and said he was glad he was still on ECW; Swagger then appeared and told Dreamer to forfeit the title and quit while Dreamer was still ahead; moments later, Dreamer and Christian sent Swagger to the floor but, as Dreamer was celebrating on the top rope, Christian hit a powerbomb sending Dreamer through the table set up in the ring; included an ad for the following Monday's 3-hour Raw; featured Tiffany speaking backstage with a crew member about a backstage accident, with her then finding Christian and telling him that Dreamer was too injured to compete in the night's main event and would be replaced by Swagger as Christian's tag team partner; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more men watched ECW the previous week than any program on ESPN; featured a backstage segment with Christian and Swagger regarding their tag team match later in the show; included an ad for "Macho Madness: The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection;" featured the announcement John Cena, Randy Orton, Triple H, and the Big Show would challenge for the vacant WWE World Title the following week on Raw and Dreamer would defend against Christian:
Evan Bourne pinned Tony Atlas (w/ Mark Henry) with the Shooting Star Press at 3:14; after the bout, Henry attacked Bourne and dropped him with the powerslam
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Luke Hawx & Chris Lewie in a handicap match at 1:33 by pinning Lewie with the modified uranagi; before and after the match, Kozlov repeatedly waved and smiled at the crowd
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Christian & Jack Swagger at 11:06 when Christian was pinned after Swagger dropped him throat-first across the top rope and then sustained the Hart Attack; prior to the bout, Natalya cut an in-ring promo saying Smith & Kidd were future champions facing former champions; after the bout, ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer made the save for Christian with a kendo stick
WWE Superstars - 6/11/09: Evan Bourne pinned Zach Ryder with the Shooting Star Press at 12:55 after knocking Ryder off the top; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match; Bourne's ribs were taped as a result of his match on ECW against Tony Atlas
Smackdown! - 6/12/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by the new World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk in which he defended his actions at Extreme Rules and said no one complained when he cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase last year against Edge; he then said he promised to bring honor and respect back to the title; moments later, Jeff Hardy came out and said he wasn't going to complain but claimed Punk didn't earn the title; Punk then said he knew he was going to cash it in after the ladder match no matter who won, with Hardy eventually saying he wanted his rematch later that night; Edge then interrupted and said he should be getting a rematch before Hardy and that Punk wanted to be just like him; moments later, Hardy knocked Edge to the floor before laying out Punk with the Twist of Fate and Swanton; Teddy Long then appeared and said Punk's first title defense would be at the following week's Raw "Free for All" against the winner of a Hardy vs. Edge match later in the show; included a backstage segment with Long and WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho, during which Jericho claimed Long was denying him a chance at the World Heavyweight Title; moments later, Long said Jericho would face Punk later in the show; featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more women watched the previous week's show than any show on Oxygen, The CW Network, or Lifetime; featured an ad promoting "Macho Madness: The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection":
Dolph Ziggler defeated the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) via count-out at 3:02 after Ziggler used Singh as a shield on the floor before shoving him into Khali and sliding back into the ring
Michelle McCool (w/ Alicia Fox) & Layla defeated WWE Women's Champion Melina & Eve at 3:00 with the Faith Breaker after Fox distracted Melina from the apron as Melina attempted the sunset flip / powerbomb
John Morrison & R-Truth defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas at 9:52 when Morrison pinned Haas with Starship Pain; prior to the bout, R-Truth cut an in-ring promo in which he compared Benjamin & Haas teaming up again to MC Hammer & Vanilla Ice doing a rap song together - no one wants to hear them and no one wants to see Benjamin & Haas
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk pinned WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho in a non-title match at 13:54 with a kick to the head and the Go To Sleep; prior to the bout, Jericho said he exposed Rey Mysterio Jr. as a fraud and would do the same to Punk and then guaranteed victory
Jeff Hardy fought Edge to a no contest at 21:34 when, after Edge threw Hardy into World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, who provided guest commentary for the match, Punk attacked Edge in the ring; stipulations stated the winner would challenge Punk the following Monday on Raw; no decision was announced but the commentary team and Hardy assumed Edge won via disqualification; after the bout, Hardy dropped Edge with the Twist of Fate with Punk then dropping Hardy with the Go To Sleep; as Punk celebrated in the ring with the title, Teddy Long was shown speaking backstage with Tiffany, during which he said Punk would face both Hardy and Edge the following week on Raw

WWE (Raw) @ Helsinki, Finland - Ice Hall - June 10, 2009 (3,500)
The return to the city after a 4-year absence
Goldust pinned William Regal with a powerslam after Hornswoggle interfered
WWE Divas Champion Maryse pinned Kelly Kelly with a DDT
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes via disqualification when the challengers used a steel chair
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Matt Hardy with the spin kick to the head
The Big Show pinned MVP with a punch
John Cena pinned Mike Mizanin with the FU
Triple H pinned Randy Orton with the Pedigree

WWE @ Prague, Czech Republic - Tesla Arena - June 11, 2009
Goldust pinned William Regal with a powerslam after Hornswoggle interfered
WWE Divas Champion Maryse pinned Kelly Kelly with a DDT
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes via disqualification when the challengers used a steel chair
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Matt Hardy with the spin kick to the head
The Big Show pinned MVP with a punch
John Cena pinned Mike Mizanin with the FU
Triple H pinned Randy Orton with the Pedigree

WWE (Raw) @ Belgrade, Serbia - Arena - June 12, 2009
Goldust defeated William Regal at the 7-minute mark
WWE Divas Champion Maryse pinned Kelly Kelly with the DDT
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes via disqualification when the challengers used steel chairs as weapons
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Matt Hardy at under the 3-minute mark; Hardy didn't wear his hand cast for the bout
The Big Show defeated MVP
John Cena pinned Mike Mizanin with the FU
Triple H pinned Randy Orton with the Pedigree

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Binhamton, NY - Broome County Arena - June 13, 2009 (4,000)
John Morrison defeated Mike Knox
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Evan Bourne & the Hurricane when Hurricane was pinned
Ricky Steamboat pinned Drew McIntyre
The Great Khali defeated Dolph Ziggler
WWE Women's Champion Melina, Eve, & Gail Kim defeated Natalya Neidhart, Alicia Fox, & Layla
ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer pinned Jack Swagger with the DDT
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. and Jeff Hardy by pinning Hardy with the Go To Sleep

WWE (Raw) @ Nimes, France - Arena - June 13, 2009 (14,000; sell out)
Goldust (w/ Hornswoggle) defeated William Regal fater Hornswoggle interfered
WWE Divas Champion Maryse pinned Mickie James with the DDT
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes via disqualification when the challengers used steel chairs as weapons
The Big Show pinned MVP with the punch to the face
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Matt Hardy
John Cena pinned Mike Mizanin with the FU
Triple H pinned Randy Orton with the Pedigree; after the bout, Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes ganged up on Triple H with John Cena then making the save

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Hershey, PA - Giant Center - June 14, 2009 (8,000)
John Morrison defeated Mike Knox
Ricky Steamboat defeated Drew McIntyre
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Evan Bourne & the Hurricane
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. by using the ropes for leverage; Jericho used Melina's WWE Women's Title for the match and taped over it so it wouldn't be obvious; Jericho had travel issues and the title belt didn't make it to the show
The Great Khali defeated Dolph Ziggler
ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer defeated Jack Swagger
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk pinned Jeff Hardy; after the match, Hardy dropped Punk with the Twist of Fate

WWE @ Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena - June 15, 2009
Raw - Three for All - featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, Todd Grisham & Jim Ross on commentary for Smackdown!, and Josh Mathews & Matt Striker on commentary for ECW; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read almost 2 million women watched Raw the previous week; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Randy Orton regarding Triple H's return the previous week and challenging for the vacant WWE World Title later in the show; moments later, John Cena interrupted and reminded Orton that he and Big Show were also in the match; included backstage comments from Vince McMahon in which he said he would not be choosing a new GM of Raw and would allow someone else to make that decision; moments later, McMahon said he was given an offer that he couldn't refuse and would be selling Raw; during the segment, the crowd chanted "We want Flair" before McMahon said he would announce the new owner after the WWE World Title match; featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA; included a backstage segment with Kelly Kelly, Brie & Nikki Bella in which they discussed who the new Raw owner would be; featured photos from Batista's surgery the previous Tuesday at St. Vincent's Hospital; included the announcement Mark Henry would face Evan Bourne the following night on ECW; featured an in-ring segment in which McMahon said he had made the right decision to sell Raw and noted he had a history with the man he sold it to; McMahon the introduced Donald Trump, with Tump then appearing on the big screen and saying McMahon never showed his appreciation for the Raw audience; Trump then said the next week's show would air commercial free as his way of giving back to the audience and he would be on hand; McMahon then had the feed cut when Trump began making fun of having McMahon's head shaved and said he would make his farewell address next week; McMahon then said a 10-man battle royal would be held later in the show to determine who would challenge WWE World Champion Randy Orton at The Bash; included an ad for "Macho Madness: The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection;" featured an in-ring segment in which Goldust and Hornswoggle shot t-shirts into the audience; moments later, Mike Mizanin interrupted, wearing an anti Cena shirt, and sent a message to Trump noting he was the face of Raw; Goldust then took the mic and said Mizanin was all talk and he should change his name to "the Wiz" since that's what everyone goes to do when he starts talking, with Mizanin noting it was Goldust's 4th or 5th try in the WWE and that Goldust in 2009 was irrelevant and a waste of his time; Miz then hit Goldust with the mic and dropped him with a DDT before shooting Hornswoggle with the t-shirt gun; included the announcement Christian, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon would face Jack Swagger, David Hart Smith, & Tyson Kidd Thursday on WWE Superstars; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk in which Punk noted when he cashed in his title shot last year against Edge, everyone loved it but things are different because he did so against Jeff Hardy; moments later, Matt Hardy appeared and congratulated Punk, with Punk saying they weren't friends and everything Punk had achieved he did so by earning it; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more men watched the previous week's Raw than every show on cable, ABC, The CW, Fox, and NBC; featured footage from the recent European tour, with comments from MVP and Lilian Garcia; included a backstage segment with Santino Marella and McMahon in which Marella was concerned about his job security with Trump as the new boss, with McMahon saying Trump might be attracted to Santina; moments later, Trump called McMahon and said he wanted to make an announcement after the battle royal; moments later, Marella left McMahon's office after accidentally calling him old and egotistical, with McMahon calling him a pervert; featured the announcement Jeff Hardy would face Chris Jericho - not Edge as the accompaning graphic said - and Punk would face Rey Mysterio Jr.:
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 9:39 with the Code Breaker after turning the challenger's mask around as he attempted a springboard senton; prior to the bout, Jericho cut an in-ring promo stating Raw has taken a turn for the worse since he left; during the contest, a clock was shown on screen counting down until the WWE World Title match later in the show
ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer pinned Christian with an inside cradle at 3:23; during the bout, a clock was shown on screen counting down until the WWE World Title match later in the show
Randy Orton defeated Triple H, the Big Show, and John Cena at 11:15 by pinning Show with the RKO after Show already sustained the Pedigree and FU; stipulations stated the winner would earn the vacant WWE World Title (The Best of Raw: 2009)
Mickie James pinned Rosa Mendez with the DDT at 2:50; prior to the bout, Mendez was escorted to the entrance stage by Beth Phoenix; WWE Divas Champion Maryse sat ringside for the duration of the contest; after the match, Mickie challenged Maryse to get in the ring but Maryse only got on the apron before leaving ringside
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated Jeff Hardy and Edge by pinning Edge at 15:41 after pulling Hardy out of the ring and throwing him into the ringpost after Hardy hit the Swanton on Edge and made the cover; after the bout, Teddy Long appeared and said Punk would defend against Hardy at The Bash
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith (w/ Natalya Neidhart) via disqualification in a non-title match at 2:22 when Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes, who provided guest commentary for the bout, attacked the champions after Carlito hit the Back Stabber on Smith; prior to the bout, it was announced the Colons would defend against Dibiase & Rhodes at The Bash; after the contest, Dibiase & Rhodes threw the champions to the floor
Triple H won a 10-man battle royal by last eliminating John Cena at 17:39; stipulations stated the winner would earn a WWE World Title shot at The Bash; other participants included: Mike Mizanin, WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston, MVP, the Big Show, William Regal, Cody Rhodes, Ted Dibiase Jr., and Matt Hardy; order of elimination: Hardy by Show (3:37); MVP by Show via an elbow as MVP was on the apron (3:50); Mizanin crawled to the floor after sustaining a chokeslam from Show; Show by Kingston, Regal, Rhodes, Dibiase, Cena, & Triple H (4:21); Kingston by Rhodes & Dibiase via a double clothesline (13:25); Regal by Rhodes & Dibiase (13:45); Dibiase by Cena via a clothesline (15:47); Rhodes by Triple H via a clothesline when Cena moved out of the way (16:05); after the elimination, Rhodes & Dibiase attacked both Cena and Triple H until they were ejected from ringside; Mizanin by Cena & Triple H when both men pulled down the top rope as Miz charged them after sneaking back in the ring (17:33); Cena by Triple H; mid-way through the match, WWE World Champion Randy Orton appeared at the entrance stage to watch the bout; after the bout, Donald Trump appeared on the big screen and said Triple H would face Orton the following week in a last man standing title match
WWE Superstars - 6/22/09:
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Santino Marella at 3:52 with a cradle after lifting his boot as Marella came off the middle turnbuckle; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match

WWE @ Roanoke, VA - Civic Center - June 16, 2009
ECW - featured an ad for "Macho Madness: The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection;" included Gregory Helms conducting a backstage interview with Finlay in which he said his attack on Christian was because of the injured eye he received weeks earlier while trying to break up a fight between Christian and ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer; featured Helms conducting a backstage interview with Jack Swagger regarding his upcoming non-title match against Dreamer later in the show; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWEUniverse.com consistently ranks higher than Facebook in terms of average time spent per visit; featured an ad for the "12 Rounds" DVD:
David Hart Smith (w/ Natalya Neidhart & Tyson Kidd) pinned Christian at 14:59 with a back suplex after Kidd dropped Christian throat-first across the top rope behind the referee's back; after the bout, Smith & Kidd attempted to hit the Hart Attack until Finlay cleared the ring; moments later, Finlay knocked Christian out with his shillelagh
Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) pinned Evan Bourne at 3:39 with the powerslam after avoiding a crucifix attempt; Bourne's ribs were taped as a result of his match against Atlas the previous week; after the bout, Henry hit the move a second time
Jack Swagger pinned ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer in a non-title match at 11:33 with an Oklahoma side roll after avoiding a splash off the top; after the bout, Finlay appeared and hit Dreamer with the shillelagh, with Christian then coming out as well; the show ended after Finlay also struck Christian with the weapon
WWE Superstars - 6/18/09 - included the Santino Marella vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr. match taped 6/15/09 in Charlotte, NC; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE has produced 20 books that made the New York Times Best Sellers list; included an ad for the DVD of "12 Rounds;" featured an ad for the WrestleMania 25 DVD; included a vignette on Edge:
Zach Ryder pinned Mike Williams with the Zach Attack at 1:40; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Eve pinned Layla at 3:33 with a handspring moonsault; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided commentary for the match; after the bout, Maria - the guest referee for the contest - had Eve and Layla shake hands
Christian, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Jack Swagger, David Hart Smith, & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 12:06 when Carlito pinned Kidd with the Back Stabber after avoiding a springboard into the ring; prior to the bout, it was announced Christian, Jack Swagger, ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer, Finlay, and Mark Henry would take part in a Scramble match at The Bash
Smackdown! - 6/19/09 - featured Josh Mathews conducting an opening in-ring interview with Jeff Hardy regarding his match with World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk at The Bash in which they reviewed footage of Hardy beating Edge for the title at Extreme Rules only to lose it to Punk as well as Punk costing Hardy a chance at the title Monday on Raw; moments later, Punk was introduced and argued there was no rule that said he couldn't cash in his title shot against Hardy and that his win Monday was simply him doing what he had to do to win; Matthews closed the segment by asking the fans to applaud both men, with Hardy being cheered and Punk being booed; included a backstage segment with Dolph Ziggler, Eve, Layla, and Maria in which the divas made fun of Ziggler's name; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE superstars had visited 200 military installations, bases, hospitals, aircraft carriers, and submarines in the past 5 years; included an ad for the "12 Rounds" DVD; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million photos of ring action were viewed the previous month at WWE.com:
Jeff Hardy defeated WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho via count-out in a non-title match at 4:57 after Rey Mysterio Jr., sitting ringside beside two other men wearing Mysterio masks, attacked Jericho on the floor behind the referee's back and knocked him into the ringpost with a hurricanrana; after the bout, Jericho motioned to Mysterio at ringside until Hardy dropped him with the Twist of Fate and hit the Swanton
Dolph Ziggler defeated the Great Khali via disqualification at 2:04 when referee Charles Robinson caught Khali with a steel chair after Ziggler brought the weapon into the ring and Khali smacked it out of his hands
WWE Women's Champion Melina pinned Alicia Fox (w/ Michelle McCool) in a non-title match at 1:44 with the sunset flip / powerbomb; prior to the bout, it was announced Melina would defend against McCool at The Bash; after the bout, McCool knocked Melina to the floor, knocked her out, and then grabbed the mic to say she would humiliate Melina in taking the title at The Bash
Edge pinned John Morrison at 16:46 with the spear after Morrison landed on his feet while attempting the Starship Pain; prior to the bout, Edge cut an in-ring promo complaining about being screwed out of a proper title shot and instead having to face Morrison; after Morrison appeared, he said Edge had become so predictable that he should be fast forwarded on DVR and that if Edge needed something to complain about then Morrison would give him a reason (John Morrison: Rock Star)
R Truth & Cryme Tyme defeated Ricky Ortiz, Shelton Benjamin, & Charlie Haas at 4:04 when Truth pinned Benjamin with the flying corkscrew elbow
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match at 11:40 with the Go To Sleep after WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho, who provided guest commentary for the match, threw Mysterio into the ringpost behind the referee's back; prior to the bout, Mysterio cut an in-ring promo on his attack on Jericho and said he wanted another title shot at The Bash; moments later, Jericho appeared at the entrance stage and, after the two traded words, Jericho said he would only grant another title shot if Mysterio put his mask on the line; Mysterio then agreed; following the ring introductions, the two men shook hands; after the contest, Jeff Hardy appeared to dispute the decision, with Punk then leaving the ring
Dark match after the taping: Jeff Hardy & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho & Edge

- 6/19/09 - Candice Michelle and Sim Snuka were released.

WWE (Raw) @ Des Moines, IA - June 19, 2009
MVP defeated Matt Hardy; stipulations stated the winner would face WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston later in the show
Mike Mizanin defeated Goldust
Sheamus defeated Jame Noble
Santino Marella defeated The Brian Kendrick
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated MVP
John Cena defeated Mike Mizanin
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes via disqualification
WWE Divas Champion Maryse defeated Brie Bella
Triple H defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via disqualification

WWE @ Saginaw, MI - Dow Event Arena - June 20, 2009

WWE (Raw) @ Moline, IL - I Wireless Center - June 20, 2009
Santino Marella pinned The Brian Kendrick
Sheamus O'Shaunessey pinned Jamie Noble
Mike Mizanin pinned Goldust (w/ Hornswoggle) with the Reality Check
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated MVP and Matt Hardy by pinning Hardy
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes via disqualification after Dibiase hit Primo with a chair while fighting outside the ring
Mickie James vs. WWE Divas Champion Maryse
Triple H & John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & the Big Show when Triple H pinned Show with the Pedigree after Cena dropped Show with the FU

WWE (Raw) @ Dubuque, IA - Five Flags Arena - June 21, 2009
Santino Marella defeated The Brian Kendrick
Mike Mizanin defeated Goldust (w/ Hornswoggle)
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes via disqualification
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Matt Hardy and Sheamus
Mickie James defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse in a non-title match
The Big Show defeated MVP
John Cena defeated WWE Champion Randy Orton via disqualification

WWE @ Green Bay, WI - Resch Center - June 22, 2009
Sheamus O'Shaunessey defeated Jamie Noble
Raw - commercial break free episode - featured Donald Trump as part of the show opening montage; included a segment in which Trump, at the entrance stage, said all the fans would get to see a commercial free show full of title matches and would get a full refund at the end of the show; featured an in-ring promo by John Cena in which he said he would be facing the Big Show later in the night and praised Trump for making a statement; he then showed a video package of Mike Mizanin making fun of Cena and called out Mizanin; Mizanin, wearing an anti-Cena t-shirt, then appeared and called Cena a coward; moments later, Cena announced he would face Mizanin Sunday at The Bash; Cena then mentioned being booed out of the Hammerstein Ballroom and the Hall of Fame and having 80,000 fans chant that he couldn't wrestle and yet he was still around; he then said Mizanin would find out Sunday that the real world has been cancelled and he wasn't a reality show has-been but a WWE never-was; Mizanin then hit a cheap shot at Cena and ran out of the ring; included footage from earlier in the day of Vince McMahon's limo broken down on the side of the road, with McMahon yelling at the limo driver and refusing to walk a few blocks to the arena; featured a shot of a bucket of Kentucky Grilled Chicken at the commentary tables; included a backstage segment in which McMahon tried to find Trump only to find Santina Marella; Marella then suggested McMahon and Trump share Trump's office and call it McDonald's; Trump then came out of his office and told McMahon to find his own down the hall; Trump then looked at Santina and fired her; as Santina walked out of view, Santino Marella walked into view and said he needed to do something but then shrugged and said "She had a good run;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more male viewers watched Raw the previous Monday than every show on ABC, Fox, The CW, NBC, and all of cable; included an online ad for a sneak peak of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" at the end of the show; featured a backstage segment with McMahon, Hornswoggle, and Goldust in which Goldust said he wanted to give Trump a wig because the one he gave Goldberg worked great; Goldust then put the wig on McMahon before he yelled at them to go away; McMahon then found that his new office was a bathroom stall, with Festus then flushing the toilet and leaving the stall; included a video package recapping the feud between WWE World Champion Randy Orton and Triple H dating back to Backlash; featured a backstage segment with Mizanin and WWE Women's Champion Maryse in which Maryse said Mizanin couldn't talk to her until he did something impressive to Cena; included the announcement Jeff Hardy & Rey Mysterio Jr. would face WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho & Edge Friday on Smackdown! in a steel cage match; featured footage from a press conference earlier in the day of Trump arriving to a press conference at Green Bay International Airport accompanied by Nikki & Brie Bella, Eve, Maria, Maryse, and Kelly Kelly and appearing with McMahon during the press conference; included Maria and Eve escorting Trump to the ring so he could announce that a celebrity would host Raw each week and that he didn't believe in GMs; once Trump mentioned WrestleMania 26, McMahon came out and said he heard rumors Trump wanted Raw to be commercial free every week and that would send him into bankruptcy; McMahon then admitted Trump was smarter and then offered to buy Raw back for the price he sold it for and eventually offered to pay double; Trump then agreed, with McMahon threatening to knock Trump down the next time he saw him and then firing him; the crowd then chanted "Donald Trump," with Trump slapping McMahon in the face until they were held apart by officials; featured a backstage segment in which McMahon kicked Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes out of the building and then told WWE World Champion Randy Orton that he had it in for him and would pay him back at The Bash; McMahon then said Orton's match with Triple H at The Bash would now be a Best 2 out of 3 falls match - fall #1 being a wrestling match, fall #2 being a falls count anywhere match, and fall #3 being a stretcher match; included the announcement WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston would defend against both Matt Hardy and MVP Thursday on WWE Superstars; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE will create more original TV hours this year than Showtime and HBO combined; included footage of Cena doing guest commentary during a recent Chicago Cubs game and meeting with Alfonso Soriano; featured an in-ring segment in which Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler ran down the card for The Bash; included a closing backstage segment in which Triple H jumped Orton and slammed a car trunk onto his back, with Triple H then sitting down beside Orton and telling him he was going to hell Sunday:
Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio Jr., & the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated Edge, WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho, & Dolph Ziggler at 5:11 when Hardy pinned Ziggler with the Twist of Fate and Swanton; World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk provided guest commentary for the match; after the contest, Punk slid in the ring and, unbeknownst to Hardy, raised Hardy's hand in victory until Hardy shoved him away and left the ring, with Punk then holding up the title belt in Hardy's direction; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided guest commentary for the bout
Cody Rhodes (w/ Ted Dibiase Jr.) pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Primo Colon (w/ WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Carlito) at 3:54 by grabbing the tights for leverage when the momentum of a reverse crossbody off the middle turnbuckle put Rhodes on top; prior to the bout, the Colons made fun of Dibiase & Rhodes for being the errand boys of WWE World Champion Randy Orton; during the bout, an on screen clock counted down to the WWE World Title match later in the show
Triple H fought WWE World Champion Randy Orton to a draw in a last man standing match at 20:03 when neither man could reach referee Mike Chioda's standing 10 count after the challenger dropped Orton with a Pedigree on the entrance stage, injuring his knee in the process; late in the bout, Triple H hit a stage crew member in the face with a ladder when Orton moved out of the way; after the contest, referees came out to help Triple H backstage, with him briefly breaking free to attack Orton until he was pulled away (The Best of Raw: 2009)
Mickie James, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated WWE Women's Champion Maryse, Beth Phoenix, & Rosa Mendez at 5:07 when Mickie pinned Rosa with a superkick; prior to the bout, an on screen graphic advertised a sneak peak for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" immediately after the show
The Big Show pinned John Cena at 10:25 after Mike Mizanin jumped on the ring apron and shoved Show on top of Cena as Show was hoisted up for the FU; prior to the bout, an on screen graphic advertised a sneak peak for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" immediately after the show; after the contest, Mizanin slid in the ring and did the "You can't see me" gesture as Cena lay in the ring
WWE Superstars - 6/25/09: WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Matt Hardy and MVP at 14:15 by pinning Hardy with the spin kick to the face; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Valparaiso, IN - Athletic-Rec Center - June 22, 2009
Canceled

WWE @ Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center - June 23, 2009
ECW - featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched Raw Monday than in the past 7 years; included an in-ring segment with Matt Striker and a chalkboard in which he summarized the upcoming Championship Scramble match at The Bash; featured Gregory Helms conducting a backstage interview with Mark Henry & Tony Atlas regarding the main event; moments later, a stagehand was shown trapped underneath a large container; when the camera panned back, Helms was gone; the Hurricane then appeared, checked on the stagehand, and then disappeared; when the camera panned back again, Helms was back with Henry & Atlas; included an ad for the DVD release of "12 Rounds":
Evan Bourne pinned Tyson Kidd with the Shooting Star Press at 5:25; prior to the bout, Natalya Neidhart & David Hart Smith escorted Kidd to the ring but were ejected from ringside early in the match; Bourne's ribs were heavily taped for the contest
Finlay pinned Zach Ryder at around the 10-minute mark with a take down and grabbing the tights for leverage, moments after Ryder pulled off a turnbuckle pad; prior to the bout, Finlay said his attack the previous week on ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer and Christian was the result of the backstage incident that left him with an injured eye; Finlay then said the two sent him a text apologizing but apologies don't pay the bills; moments later, Ryder interrupted Finlay by cutting his own promo (the match began during the commercial break)
Jack Swagger & Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) defeated ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer & Christian at 13:03 when Swagger pinned Christian with the gutwrench powerbomb after Henry caught Christian on the floor and rammed him into the ringpost; after the bout, Henry dropped Dreamer with the powerslam before doing the same to Swagger

WWE Superstars - 6/25/09 - featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched the previous week's episode than any show on VH1, Sci Fi, E!, or ESPN; included an ad for the DVD release of "12 Rounds;" featured a vignette on Triple H; included Josh Mathews conducting a backstage interview with WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston regarding his title defense later in the show against Matt Hardy and MVP; featured the WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston vs. MVP vs. Matt Hardy match taped 6/22/09 in Green Bay, WI:
Jack Swagger pinned Evan Bourne at 8:45 with a clothesline to the back of the head and the gutwrench powerbomb after avoiding Bourne's Shooting Star Press; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match; Bourne's ribs were taped for the contest
Dolph Ziggler pinned Jimmy Wang Yang at 2:58 with a jumping side Russian legsweep after causing Yang to crotch himself on the top rope; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided commentary for the match; prior to the bout, it was announced Ziggler would face the Great Khali at The Bash; following his entrance, Ziggler cut an in-ring promo in which he said the divas that forgot his name the previous week would never forget it after he beats Khali at The Bash
Smackdown! - 6/26/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Vince McMahon in which he said everyone in the area was afraid of losing their jobs and then reviewed footage of him firing Donald Trump the previous Monday on Raw; McMahon then brought out Teddy Long and asked what he had planned for the show, noting it better be good; Long then mentioned the tag team main event, with McMahon saying it was good enough for the fans but not him; Long continued by noting it would be a steel cage match with World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk as the guest referee; McMahon then said that, rather than firing Long on the spot, he was putting Long on probation; included a backstage segment with Rey Mysterio Jr., McMahon, and Long in which McMahon said WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho would be doing Mysterio a favor by taking his mask; Mysterio then spoke Spanish and walked away; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched Raw Monday than in the past 7 years; included a backstage segment with Punk, McMahon, and Long in which McMahon questioned Punk about his straight edge lifestyle; featured the announcement the Great Khali vs. Dolph Ziggler bout at The Bash would be No DQ; included a backstage segment of "Word Up," featuring a cameo from Eve, in which Jesse stepped in and began acting like Cryme Tyme until they walked off; featured Josh Mathews conducting a backstage interview with WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho regarding his upcoming title vs. mask match with Mysterio at The Bash; included an ad for the DVD release of "12 Rounds;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read in addition to more than one million women, more men watched the previous week's Smackdown! than any show on Fox, The CW, or ABC; included an in-ring segment in which Todd Grisham & Jim Ross ran down the entire card for The Bash; featured a backstage segment with Jeff Hardy, McMahon, and Long in which McMahon said he didn't want Hardy to win the title and represent Smackdown!; included a closing backstage segment in which McMahon told Long to perform at The Bash like his job depended on it:
R Truth pinned Shelton Benjamin with the Lie Detector at 11:31; prior to the bout, R Truth passed by both Teddy Long and Vince McMahon in the aisle and had Long chime in on "What's Up;" during his entrance, Benjamin said he actually went to college and then made fun of Truth's grammar (the first time the flying corkscew elbow is referred to as the Lie Detector)
Michelle McCool & Alicia Fox defeated WWE Women's Champion Melina & Gail Kim at 5:13 when McCool pinned Kim with the Wings of Love after making the blind tag
John Morrison pinned World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk in a non-title match at 16:07 with a roll over into a bridge; prior to the bout, the two men shook hands; after the contest, the two again shook hands before Punk dropped Morrison with the Go To Sleep, with the champion appearing to have second thoughts about it after hitting the move (John Morrison: Rock Star)
Edge & WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated Jeff Hardy & Rey Mysterio Jr. in a steel cage match at 19:54 when Edge pinned Hardy with the spear after blocking an attempt at the Twist of Fate; World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk was the guest referee for the bout; after the contest, Punk grabbed the mic and sarcastically asked the fans to cheer for Hardy while he himself held up the title belt

- 6/28/09: MVP appeared with Sherri Shepherd at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.

Great American Bash 09 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena - June 28, 2009 (10,412)
Pay-per-view bouts - included Josh Mathews & Matt Striker on commentary for ECW, Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, and Todd Grisham & Jim Ross on commentary for Smackdown!; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Edge in which Edge said it was a crime he wasn't on the pay-per-view and reminded Long that he was on probation; included an ad promoting "12 Rounds" on DVD; featured a backstage segment in which Chris Jericho argued with Long over Rey Mysterio's win over him and demanded a rematch, with Long telling him to get out of his office; included a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and Long in which McMahon noted Long had been the longest running general manager but didn't accomplish anything; featured an ad promoting Night of Champions; included a backstage segment with WWE World Champion Randy Orton in which he told Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. not to worry about their loss earlier in the show and reminded them the only thing that was important was that Orton keeps his title later in the show, with Dibiase then asking if Orton gived a damn about them at all and walking off; featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA; included a backstage segment with Carlito & Primo Colon and Long in which Long said he stood by his decision to put Jericho & Edge in the tag team title match; featured a backstage segment with Orton in which he tried to reach Rhodes by phone; included footage from the block party earlier in the show outside the arena, with appearances by Rev Theory and Adelitas Way, who performed "Voices" and "Invincible," respectively; the two bands were then shown sitting in the crowd; featured the Gillette ad starring Vince McMahon and John Cena:
ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer defeated Christian, Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas), Finlay, and Jack Swagger in a 15-minute Championship Scramble match at 14:47; order of entry: Christian (0:00); Swagger (0:00); Finlay (3:08); Dreamer (6:14); Henry (9:39); falls: Swagger pinned Finlay with an eye rake and roll up (4:44); Finlay pinned Swagger with the Celtic Cross (8:13); Henry pinned Dreamer by catching him coming off the top and hitting the powerslam (10:28); Swagger pinned Henry with a clip to the knee and bomb off the ropes (12:20); Dreamer pinned Christian with the DDT after Christian dropped Swagger with the Killswitch (13:27)
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho to win the title at 15:42 with the 619 and springboard splash after Jericho removed Mysterio's mask, revealing that the challenger was wearing a second one underneath; stipulations stated Mysterio would have to unmask if he lost (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010, WWE Superstar Collection: Rey Mysterio)
Dolph Ziggler pinned the Great Khali in a No DQ, No Count-Out match at 5:00 after Kane interfered and landed repeated chair shots to Khali's head and back (Kane's surprise return after a 2-month absence)
Chris Jericho & Edge defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon and Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes to win the titles at 9:38 when Edge pinned Carlito with the spear after Carlito dropped Rhodes with the Back Stabber; the bout was originally scheduled for the Colons vs. Dibiase & Rhodes; Jericho & Edge's involvement was not announced until after the other two teams had made their entrance
Michelle McCool (w/ Alicia Fox) pinned WWE Women's Champion Melina to win the title at 6:36 with a kick to the face and the Faith Breaker
Jeff Hardy defeated World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk via disqualification at 14:54 when Punk, moments after sustaining an eye injury, kicked the referee in the back; Hardy originally won the match and title at 12:46 with the Twist of Fate and Swanton but the referee immediately changed the call after noticing Punk's foot was under the bottom rope during the cover; after the contest, Hardy confronted Punk in the aisle, claiming Punk got himself disqualified on purpose; moments later, Hardy attacked Punk at ringside and in the ring until other referees came out to break it up; Punk was then helped backstage while covering his left eye
John Cena defeated Mike Mizanin via submission with the STFU at 5:40 following the FU
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Triple H in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match at 21:22; fall #1: Orton won via disqualification in a wrestling match at 4:52 when the challenger repeatedly hit Orton in the head and across the back with a steel chair; fall #2: Triple H won in a falls count anywhere match at 6:18 following a Pedigree on the floor; fall #3: Orton won a stretcher match after Triple H fought off an interfering Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. and Orton hit the challenger with a piece of the entrance stage; after the contest, Triple H came up behind Orton and struck him in the face with the sledgehammer (WWE Superstar Collection: Randy Orton)

WWE @ San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion - June 29, 2009
Raw - 6/29/09 - featured an opening announcement by Vince McMahon at the entrance stage in which he said Donald Trump had devised behind his back to trade 15 stars between Raw, Smackdown!, and ECW; McMahon then noted Trump's move to get rid of the GM role on Raw and instead have a guest host each week; Batista, wearing a suit with a brace on his arm, was then introduced as the guest host for the show; Batista then said a four-man tournament would take place later in the show to determine who would face WWE World Champion Randy Orton at Night of Champions, with John Cena vs. Mike Mizanin and Triple H vs. MVP; Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., and Cody Rhodes then appeared at the entrance stage, with Orton questioning what was stopping him from ripping the rest of Batista to pieces; Batista then said, in his role, he has unlimited potential and could fire all three of them any time he wanted; Batista then said Orton would be facing three of the five new Raw stars later in the show in a gauntlet match; included a backstage segment with Orton, Dibiase, Rhodes, and Batista in which Batista said he would fire Dibiase and Rhodes if they interfered in the gauntlet match; featured a video package recapping the feud between Cena and Mizanin; included the announcement World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk would face WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Edge Thursday on WWE Superstars; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Raw was watched by more than 2 million females, beating all programming on The CW, Lifetime, E!, and Oxygen; included an ad promoting "Macho Madness: The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection;" featured a backstage segment with Orton, Rhodes, and Dibiase in which Dibiase said his father would be the guest host the next week on Raw, with Orton walking off after asking how could that help him tonight; included an ad promoting the DVD release of "12 Rounds" the following day; featured a video package promoting the Summer Slam Reading Jam, with appearances by MVP, CM Punk, Matt Hardy, and Mark Henry; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Raw was seen by more people than any show on ABC, NBC, The CW, or Fox:
Night of Champions #1 Contender Tournament Semi Finals: Triple H pinned MVP by reversing the Playmaker into the Pedigree at 4:37; prior to the bout, footage was shown of MVP appearing with Sherri Shepherd the previous night at the BET Awards in Los Angeles
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Edge defeated Carlito & Primo Colon at 9:36 when Edge pinned Carlito with the spear after Jericho shoved Primo into the bottom rope outside the ring, causing Carlito to miss a springboard elbow and hit the mat; prior to the bout, Jericho and Edge said they joined forces to dominate the WWE at a time in which they couldn't get the job done alone due to inept management; after the bout, Carlito appeared to be upset with Primo for the loss
Night of Champions #1 Contender Tournament Semi Finals: John Cena defeated Mike Mizanin via submission with the STFU at 13:50 (The John Cena Experience)
Mickie James defeated Kelly Kelly, Beth Phoenix, and Rosa Mendes at 6:07 by pinning Mendes with the DDT; stipulations stated the winner would challenge WWE Divas Champion Maryse at Night of Champions; Maryse provided guest commentary for the match; after the contest, Mickie confronted Maryse at the commentary table
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston fought the Big Show to a double count-out in a non-title match at 3:40 after Kingston sent Show head-first into the ringpost as both men were on the outside
Gauntlet Match: WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Evan Bourne (mystery opponent) at 3:19 in a non-title match with an RKO off the top after crotching Bourne on the top as he attempted the Shooting Star Press (The Best of Raw: 2009)
Gauntlet Match: WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Jack Swagger (mystery opponent) via count-out in a non-title match at 1:14 when Swagger stood on the ring apron and allowed himself to be counted-out; after the bout, Swagger took the mic, said he always liked and respected Orton, and then shook his hand before leaving the ring (The Best of Raw: 2009)
Gauntlet Match: Mark Henry (mystery opponent) pinned WWE World Champion Randy Orton in a non-title match at 3:33 with the powerslam; prior to the bout, Henry took the mic and said he also liked and respected Orton and would also leave a good impression on his return to Raw; after the contest, Batista appeared at the entrance stage to celebrate the win (The Best of Raw: 2009)
Raw - 7/6/09 - featured an opening segment in which Lilian Garcia introduced Ted Dibiase Sr. as the show's guest host for the week; moments later, Dibiase - in possession of the Million $ Title - came to the ring with Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes; Dibiase then said he cut a check to be guest host for the week, praised his son and Rhodes, said there would be no title defenses on Raw before Night of Champions, and then said Dibiase & Rhodes would challenge WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Edge & Chris Jericho at the pay-per-view; Dibiase then asked Rhodes what he thought of Mark Henry beating WWE World Champion Randy Orton the previous week and then made a match for later in the night pitting Rhodes against Henry; Dibiase then turned to his son and said Orton was holding him down and said Orton knows Dibiase is more talented; Dibiase then pitted his son against Orton for later in the show and said the younger Dibiase would win; moments later, Dibiase left ringside and Edge & Jericho came out for the opening match; included a backstage segment with Orton, Dibiase, and Rhodes in which Dibiase and Orton argued over who would win their match later in the show and which of their fathers was better; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 6 times as many viewers watched the last week's episode than Major League Baseball on ESPN; included the announcement Gail Kim and Alicia Fox had also been traded to Raw, alongside Evan Bourne, Mark Henry, and Jack Swagger; featured a backstage segment with Dibiase Sr. and Rhodes in which Rhodes attempted to buy his way out of the match with Henry, with Dibiase then making fun of his dad and threatening to put Rhodes in pokadots; included an ad promoting Christian vs. Vladimir Kozlov Thursday on ECW, with the winner facing ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer at Night of Champions; featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA; included Josh Mathews conducting a backstage interview with Triple H regarding his match later in the show against John Cena; featured an ad promoting the "12 Rounds" DVD; featured footage of MVP and Sherri Shepherd appearing at the 2009 BET Awards; included a segment of the VIP Lounge with guest Swagger in which Swagger said MVP spent time at Florida State but it wasn't the university and that he spent nearly 10 years behind bars; MVP then said he accepted his responsibility and wants to keep others from following the same path; he then got in Swagger's face and said he never backed down from a fight, with Swagger eventually leaving the ring as MVP said Swagger didn't want to fight anyone since coming to Raw; featured a backstage segment with Dibiase and his father in which Dibiase blamed his dad for booking him in a match he was doomed to fail, with Dibiase then slapping his father across the face; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE programs can be seen in 465 million homes worldwide, more than the NBA, MLB, and NFL combined; featured footage of Cena siging autographs immediately after the previous week's Raw at FYE in San Jose; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Cena regarding his upcoming match with Triple H:
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Edge & Chris Jericho defeated Carlito & Primo Colon in a non-title match at 5:18 when Edge pinned Primo after Primo sustained the Code Breaker and spear; after the bout, Carlito threw Primo into the ringpost and assaulted him on the floor before eventually leaving ringside
Mickie James & Gail Kim defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Alicia Fox at 3:24 when Gail pinned Maryse with a modified jawbreaker
Mark Henry defeated Cody Rhodes via count-out at 1:37 when Rhodes left ringside after sustaining the powerslam
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. in a non-title match at 10:47 with the RKO after avoiding Dream Street (The Best of Raw: 2009)
Evan Bourne pinned WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston in a non-title match at 3:06 with the Shooting Star Press after lifting his knee as the champion ran into the corner; after the bout, the two men shook hands before the Big Show appeared, speared Bourne, and choked Kingston out with the Camel Clutch
Night of Champions #1 Contender Tournament Finals: Triple H fought John Cena to a double disqualification at 18:33 when Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes attacked both men; moments later, WWE World Champion Randy Orton appeared at the entrance stage and said neither man won so neither man gets a shot at his title at Night of Champions; Ted Dibiase Sr. then appeared and said Orton would face both Triple H and Cena at the pay-per-view

WWE Superstars - 7/2/09 - featured a video package promoting the Summer Slam Reading Jam, with appearances by MVP, CM Punk, Matt Hardy, and Mark Henry; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers free live event tickets in the US to military personnel; featured a vignette on Christian; included an ad promoting the DVD of "12 Rounds":
Santino Marella pinned The Brian Kendrick at 4:08 with a roll up out of a cover; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout John Morrison pinned Charlie Haas at 3:04 with Starship Pain; Jim Ross & Todd Grisham provided commentary for the bout
Zach Ryder pinned Tyler Reks at 2:34 with the Zach Attack after causing Reks to fall off the turnbuckle, landing head-first; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match (Reks' in-ring debut)
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Edge defeated World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk via forfeit in a non-title match at 11:27 when Punk ruled he couldn't continue the match after Edge gouged him in his already injured eye; Jim Ross & Todd Grisham provided commentary for the contest; after the match, Josh Mathews conducted an in-ring interview with Punk regarding the loss, with Punk saying he would grant Edge a title shot once he had recovered

WWE @ Fresno, CA - SaveMart Center - June 30, 2009
ECW - 6/30/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Tiffany regarding the trade prompted by Donald Trump, with Tiffany saying ECW had drastically changed as a result; included footage of Abraham Washington meeting with crew members backstage (Washington's surprise debut); featured an in-ring segment of the Abraham Washington Show in which Washington spoke about some of the current happenings in the WWE before introducing his guests, Brie & Nikki Bella; Washington then asked the twins a series of questions about their personal lives which eventually led to the twins arguing over who was better at what; included an ad promoting the DVD release of "12 Rounds;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's episode was the most watched show on Sci-Fi, continuing a 39-week trend; included a backstage segment with Tyler Reks and Zach Ryder in which they spoke about their upcoming match later in the week on WWE Superstars (Rex' surprise debut):
Yoshi Tatsu pinned Shelton Benjamin at 1:41 with a kick to the head as Benjamin mockingly bowed at Tatsu; prior to the bout, Benjamin cut a promo on Tatsu in a Japanese accent (Tatsu's surprise debut) (Benjamin's return to ECW)
Sheamus pinned Oliver John at 2:25 with a uranagi into a backbreaker (Sheamus' surprise debut)
Vladimir Kozlov & William Regal defeated ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer & Christian at 13:07 when Kozlov pinned Dreamer with the uranagi after Regal hit an exploder suplex on the champion and Kozlov tagged himself into the bout
Smackdown! - 7/3/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk regarding controversy stemming from his title defense at The Bash against Jeff Hardy - both his foot being under the bottom rope during a Hardy cover and accidentally kicking the referee after being blinded; Punk then said Jeff Hardy's attack on him after the match was deliberate and that he had spoken about wanting a rematch; Punk then said he wanted an apology from Hardy; Teddy Long then appeared and said Hardy would get his rematch at Night of Champions and that Punk & Hardy would face WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Edge & Chris Jericho later in the show; moments later, Hardy came out, with Long eventually having to get in-between the two men before Punk told Hardy they had to get on the same page for their match later in the show and then told Hardy "Just say no;" included a backstage segment with Maria and Dolph Ziggler in which they talked about their date the night before; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's episode was seen by more adults age 18-34 than any program on ABC, Fox, The CW, or CBS; included an ad promoting the DVD release of "12 Rounds;" featured a backstage segment of "Word Up," featuring Eve, in which the word of the day was wankster; moments later, the three used a pair of binoculars to spy on several superstars, eventually finding Jesse who fit the definition of wankster; included Josh Mathews conducting a backstage interview with Edge & Jericho regarding their match later in the show against Punk & Hardy and Jericho challenging WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. the following week; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE will create more original TV hours this year than HBO and Showtime combined; included a backstage segment with John Morrison and Long in which Morrison said he wanted a shot at the winner of the Punk vs. Hardy match at Night of Champions, with the two then referencing multiple Michael Jackson songs:
Finlay pinned Ricky Ortiz with the Celtic Cross at 2:29; prior to the bout, Ortiz cut an in-ring promo in which he told Finlay to smile a little more and to rally up (Finlay's surprise Smackdown! return)
Dolph Ziggler pinned R Truth at 3:07 with the flying bulldog
Kane pinned WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match at 11:11 with the chokeslam; after the bout, Kane put a choke on Mysterio until the Great Khali, with Runjin Singh, appeared, with Khali using a steel chair to scare Kane into the crowd
Cryme Tyme defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 4:51 when Shad pinned Smith with a Russian leg sweep after JTG dropped Smith over the top rope behind the referee's back (the Hart Dynasty's surprise Smackdown! debut)
Melina & Maria defeated WWE Women's Champions Michelle McCool & Layla at 3:15 when Melina pinned Layla with the split legdrop
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Edge & Chris Jericho defeated World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk & Jeff Hardy in a non-title match at 16:16 when Edge pinned Punk with the spear after Punk hit the Go To Sleep on Jericho, not realizing Jericho had tagged out; after the contest, Hardy attempted to hit the Swanton on Edge until Jericho pulled his partner out of the ring; moments later, Hardy acted as though he, like Punk, had suffered an eye injury and rolled out to the ring while sharing glances with Punk; Hardy eventually revealed that his eye injury was a fake as the show went off the air

WWE @ Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Arena - July 1, 2009
Drew McIntyre defeated Jimmy Wang Yang

ECW - 7/9/09 - special Thursday 7 p.m. edition - first episode to air on the renamed SyFy Network; featured a vignette of Vladimir Kozlov; included a backstage segment in which a crewmember was shown falling off a ladder only to be saved by the Hurricane; moments later, he disappeared as Tiffany arrived to see what was wrong; featured an ad promoting the DVD of "12 Rounds;" included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's show was the most watched on SyFy for the 40th week in a row; featured ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer as a guest of the Abraham Washington Show in which he said he was proud of the guys that got their big break in ECW and said he expected Christian to win the main event match over Vladimir Kozlov, thus earning a shot at Dreamer at Night of Champions; moments later, Kozlov appeared, came face to face with Dreamer, with Washington then saying Kozlov would be advancing to the pay-per-view; included the announcement Hornswoggle would face Chavo Guerrero Jr. later that night during WWE Superstars:
Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella) defeated Katie Lea Burchill at 2:39 after Brie switched places with her sister and hit a facebuster
Shelton Benjamin pinned Yoshi Tatsu with a reversal into the Paydirt at 11:26
Ezekiel Jackson pinned Jack Meridol with a modified uranagi at 1:46; prior to the bout, Jackson cut an insert promo
Christian pinned Vladimir Kozlov at 5:36 with the Killswitch after Kozlov hit an unprotected turnbuckle head-first; ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer provided guest commentary for the match
WWE Superstars - 7/9/09 - featured a backstage segment with Vince McMahon, Hornswoggle, and Chavo Guerrero Jr. in which Chavo was chasing Hornswoggle for biting him; moments later, McMahon made a match between the two for later in the show, with Guerrero having to wrestle on his knees to make the match fair; McMahon then told the two to shake hands, with Hornswoggle then biting Chavo's hand and running off; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com averages more than 100 million weekly page views; featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA; included an ad promoting the DVD of "12 Rounds;" featured footage of Cena doing guest commentary during a recent Chicago Cubs game and meeting with Alfonso Soriano; included the Hornswoggle vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr. match taped ...:
R Truth pinned Ricky Ortiz with the Lie Detector at 12:03; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided commentary for the match; prior to the bout, Ortiz cut an in-ring promo saying he would beat Truth
Zach Ryder pinned Tyler Reks at 13:08 with the Zach Attack after dropping Reks chest-first across the top rope; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! - 7/10/09 - featured a "Did you know?" graphic which noted "12 Rounds" was the top selling DVD in the country, beating out "Entourage: 5th Season," "Princess Protection Program," "Gran Torino," and "Jonas Brothers: The Concert Experience;" included a backstage segment of "Word Up," with Eve, in which the word of the day was "bromance" before Cryme Tyme made mention of the Hart Dynasty training hard together in the Dungeon; moments later, Jesse appeared, with Eve eventually locking him up by himself; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long and John Morrison in which Morrison reminded Long that he wanted a shot against the winner between Punk and Hardy at Night of Champions; Long then said Morrison would be facing Dolph Ziggler later in the show; moments later, Ziggler walked out flustered from a closet in the background, with Maria following behind; included footage from earlier in the day of R Truth - in disguise and calling himself "Pretty Ricky" and "Delicious" - trying to find a way into the arena, either through backstage or the front door but being denied each time by security; featured an ad promoting the DVD of "12 Rounds;" included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more men under the age of 65 watched the previous week's episode than any show on any network:
Kane pinned Jeff Hardy at 12:02 with a chokeslam off the top after Hardy became distracted by World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk at the entrance stage; prior to the bout, Hardy cut an in-ring promo in which he claimed his eye injury was legit, unlike that of Punk, and that he doesn't make up injuries or forfeit matches; Hardy then lifted the eye patch he was wearing and said the injury was just as serious as Punk's, then revealed it too was a fake
Dolph Ziggler pinned John Morrison at 6:06 with a reversal of a tilt-a-whirl into a roll up and grabbing the tights with both hands for leverage
Melina & Eve defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & Layla at 4:30 when Melina pinned Layla with a roll up after Layla collided with McCool on the apron; after the bout, McCool attacked Melina before Melina eventually knocked her into the front row, with McCool then running backstage
Kane (w/ Runjin Singh) fought World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk to a no contest in a non-title match at around the 2-minute mark when Kane, armed with a chair, came into the ring; prior to the bout, Punk cut an in-ring promo on Jeff Hardy, who provided guest commentary for the match, in which he pulled out a drug he obtained through a doctor's perscription for his injured eye and said it was the only foreign substance he was allowing to put in his body; Punk then noted Hardy had two strikes against him while he had zero, he had never been suspended, and he had never had to go to a rehab facility; after the match, Singh slid a chair to Khali, who used it to clear Kane from the ring
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Cryme Tyme at 2:55 when Smith pinned Shad following a clothesline / legsweep double team behind the referee's back
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho at 22:44 with the 619 and springboard splash; prior to the bout, Jericho cut an in-ring promo claiming he would win the IC title for the 10th time, breaking his own record; after the contest, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Edge slid in the ring and tried to get at Mysterio but Mysterio slid out to the floor; Dolph Ziggler then jumped Mysterio in the aisle and threw him in the ring where Edge hit the spear; Edge then lifted Mysterio in the air so Jericho could hit the Code Breaker; after Jericho & Edge left the ring, Ziggler slid in and hit the flying reverse bulldog

WWE Superstars - 7/9/09 - featured a backstage segment with Vince McMahon, Hornswoggle, and Chavo Guerrero Jr. in which Chavo was chasing Hornswoggle for biting him; moments later, McMahon made a match between the two for later in the show, with Guerrero having to wrestle on his knees to make the match fair; McMahon then told the two to shake hands, with Hornswoggle then biting Chavo's hand and running off; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com averages more than 100 million weekly page views; featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA; included an ad promoting the DVD of "12 Rounds;" featured footage of Cena doing guest commentary during a recent Chicago Cubs game and meeting with Alfonso Soriano:
R Truth pinned Ricky Ortiz with the Lie Detector at 12:03; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided commentary for the match; prior to the bout, Ortiz cut an in-ring promo saying he would beat Truth
Zach Ryder pinned Tyler Reks at 13:08 with the Zach Attack after dropping Reks chest-first across the top rope; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Hornswoggle pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 4:56 with the frog splash after biting his hand and knocking him off the middle turnbuckle; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout

WWE (Raw) @ Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena - July 3, 2009
Goldust pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Final Cut
Sheamus pinned Jamie Noble with a backbreaker
Santino Marella pinned The Brian Kendrick with a backslide
Mike Mizanin pinned MVP with a roll up
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston pinned William Regal with the spin kick to the face
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Carlito & Primo Colon when Rhodes pinned Carlito with Crossroads after Carlito dropped Dibiase with the Backstabber
Mickie James pinned WWE Divas Champion Maryse in a non-title match with the DDT
Triple H & John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & the Big Show when Triple H pinned Show following Cena's FU and the Pedigree

WWE (SmackDown! & ECW) @ San Diego, CA - San Diego Sports Arena - July 3, 2009
Evan Bourne defeated Shelton Benjamin
Ricky Steamboat defeated Drew McIntyre
The Great Khali defeated Dolph Ziggler
ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer defeated Christian, Jack Swagger, and Mark Henry
Jeff Hardy fought WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Edge to a no contest when Edge was injured at the start of the match
Melina & Gail Kim defeated WWE Womens Champion Michelle McCool & Alicia Fox; Maria was the guest referee
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho defeated John Morrison
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated Rey Mysterio Jr.

WWE @ Sydney, Australia - Acer Arena - July 4, 2009
Goldust defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Sheamus defeated Jamie Noble
Santino Marella defeated The Brian Kendrick
Mike Mizanin defeated MVP
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated William Regal
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Carlito & Primo Colon
WWE Divas Champion Maryse defeated Kelly Kelly
John Cena & Triple H defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & the Big Show

WWE (SmackDown! & ECW) @ Honolulu, HI - Blaisdell Arena - July 5, 2009
John Morrison defeated Shelton Benjamin
Mark Henry defeated Evan Bourne
Melina & Gail Kim defeated WWE Womens Champion Michelle McCool & Alicia Fox; Maria was the guest referee for the bout
The Great Kahli defeated Dolph Ziggler
ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer defeated Christian and Jack Swaggar
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated Jeff Hardy
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho; Ricky Steamboat was the guest referee for the bout

WWE (Raw) @ Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Centre - July 5, 2009
Goldust defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
WWE Divas Champion Maryse defeated Kelly Kelly
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated MVP and William Regal
John Cena won a 15-man battle royal
Triple H defeated the Big Show
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via disqualification

- Waldo Von Erich died.

WWE @ Adelaide, Australia - Entertainment Centre - July 6, 2009

WWE @ Tokyo, Japan - Budokan Hall - July 7, 2009

WWE (Raw) @ Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena - July 7, 2009
Featured Kelly Kelly as host of the show
Goldust (w/ Hornswoggle) defeated The Brian Kendrick
Sheamus defeated Jamie Noble
Santino Marella defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Cody Rhodes (w/ Ted DiBiase Jr.) defeated Carlito (w/ Primo Colon)
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated William Regal and Mike Mizanin
Mickie James defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse in a non-title match
The Big Show defeated MVP
Triple H defeated WWE Champion Randy Orton via disqualification

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Tokyo, Japan - Budokan Hall - July 8, 2009
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk pinned Jeff Hardy in a No DQ match with the Go To Sleep after knocking Hardy off a ladder in the ring and Hardy landing throat-first across the top rope

WWE @ Perth, Australia - Burswood Dome - July 8, 2009

WWE (SmackDown! & ECW) @ Quezon City, Philippines - Araneta Coliseum - July 10, 2009
John Morrison pinned Shelton Benjamin with the Starship Pain
Mark Henry pinned Evan Bourne with the powerslam
Melina & Gail Kim defeated WWE Womens Champion Michelle McCool & Alicia Fox; Maria was the guest referee for the bout
The Great Kahli defeated Dolph Ziggler
ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer defeated Christian and Jack Swaggar
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho; Ricky Steamboat was the guest referee for the bout
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated Jeff Hardy

WWE @ Orlando, FL - Amway Arena - July 13, 2009
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by Triple H in which he introduced Seth Green as the guest host of the show; Green then appeared, to the tune of Guns N Roses' "Welcome to the Jungle;" Green then proposed a six woman bikini tag team match before showing a clip from the season premiere later in the month in which Dakota Fanning destroyed Triple H before John Cena made the save; the two then made fun of WWE World Champion Randy Orton before Orton interrupted; Orton then questioned why Green was on the show to begin with and then said it was so someone might mistake him for an actual man; Green then made a main event match pitting Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes against Triple H, Cena, and Green himself; Adelitas Way, who perform the theme song for WWE Superstars, were shown in attendance; included a backstage segment with Green and WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho in which Green put up an autographed 8x10 from "Empire Strikes Back" before Jericho claimed he wasn't a real Star Wars or WWE fan; Green then said Jericho should leave if all he was going to do was be negative, with Jericho replying that he had something to say later in the show; featured an ad for the DVD of "12 Rounds;" included the announcement WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Edge had been injured and would be out for months after sustaining a torn achilies tendon in San Diego, CA; featured a backstage segment with Green and Hornswoggle in which Green said Hornswoggle would be facing Chavo Guerrero Jr. later in the show with his arm tied behind his back; moments later, the Big Show appeared with Green asking him advice for the main event; Show then said he would show Green what it's like to be in the ring at his size when Show faces Evan Bourne later in the show; Show then said he could give Green some advice but then - as Dr. Evil - said it would cost him one million dollars; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read visitors spend more time on WWEUniverse.com than MySpace, Twitter, or Facebook; featured images from Edge's surgery by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, AL; included an ad for the "Allied Powers: The World Greatest Tag Teams" DVD; featured a backstage segment with Orton, Dibiase, and Rhodes in which Rhodes said Dusty Rhodes could be the guest host the following week on Raw; Orton then told the other two not to touch Green during the main event because he wanted to do it himself; included the announcement Vladimir Kozlov would face ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer the following night on ECW; featured a look at "Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode 2" available on DVD the following week; Sick Puppies, who performed "You're Going Down" for Extreme Rules, was shown in attendance; included a backstage segment with Green in which Santino Marella was shown with his action figure beating up that of the Iron Sheik before making out with a Trish Stratus action figure; Cena and Triple H then appeared, with Santino then leaving, and the three discussing the main event; featured the announcement ZZ Top would be hosting the following week's show; included the announcement "12 Rounds" was the #1 DVD in America:
WWE Divas Champion Maryse, Alicia Fox, & Rosa Mendes defeated Mickie James, Gail Kim, Kelly Kelly at 3:46 in a bikini matchwhen Maryse pinned Mickie with the DDT after throwing her shoulder-first into the corner
Mike Mizanin pinned Primo Colon at 2:13 with a full nelson into a side Russian legsweep after Primo became distracted by Carlito at ringside; prior to the match, Primo cut an in-ring promo challenging Carlito to come out and face him, with Mizanin appearing instead, insulting Primo, and noting Maryse was going to watch him lay Primo out in the ring; after the contest, Carlito dropped Primo, then stood on his chest before spitting an apple in his face
Jack Swagger pinned MVP with the gutwrench powerbomb at 8:00 after dropping MVP's arm across the top rope
Mark Henry defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho via count-out in an impromptu match at 1:29 when Jericho left ringside; prior to the match, Jericho cut an in-ring promo in which he said he held the tag team titles by himself and said he knew he was taking a risk by choosing a tag team partner like Edge who was so injury prone; Jericho then said he had a clause put in the contract for the title defense at Night of Champions against Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes that would allow him to choose a partner in Edge's absence; Henry then appeared, with Jericho saying he and Henry could be a formidable tag team; Henry then said he didn't come out to be Jericho's partner but his opponent; Henry then tore up Jericho's shirt and assaulted him before Jericho fell out to the floor
Hornswoggle pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with an inside cradle at 2:05; Guerrero had one arm tied behind his back for the duration of the contest
The Big Show defeated Evan Bourne via submission with the Camel Clutch at 2:55 after a spear; WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston provided guest commentary for the match; prior to the bout, Seth Green was shown watching on backstage; during the bout, it was announced Kingston would face Show Thursday on WWE Superstars; after the bout, Show kept the hold applied until Kingston made the save and knocked Show to the floor
Triple H, John Cena, & Seth Green defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes via disqualification at around the 8-minute mark when Rhodes brought a steel chair into the ring; after the bout, Triple H cleared the ring with his sledgehammer before having a confrontation with Cena; moments later, Triple H, Cena, and Green celebrated their win (the bout began during the commercial break)
WWE Superstars - 7/16/09: The Big Show pinned WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston in a non-title match at 5:40 with the chokeslam after shoving Kingston away as he attempted the spin kick to the face

WWE @ Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena - July 14, 2009
ECW - featured Gregory Helms conducting a backstage interview with Ezikiel Jackson regarding his debut the previous week on ECW, during which Jackson said he was hired by The Brian Kendrick but had stepped out out Kendrick's shadow; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million photos of WWE Divas were viewed the previous month on WWE.com; featured an ad promoting "12 Rounds" on DVD; included a backstage segment with Tiffany and Tylar Reks in which Reks asked if he could make his ECW debut the following week, with Tiffany saying she might be able to make it happen; featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA; included a look at last week's segment in which a stagehand was saved by the Hurricane; featured the announcement both Christian and ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer would appear the following week on the Abraham Washington Show:
Shelton Benjamin pinned Christian at 11:35 with Paydirt after reversing the Killswitch and ramming Christian shoulder-first into the ringpost; early in the bout, Vladimir Kozlov appeared ringside and provided guest commentary for the remainder of the contest
Yoshi Tatsu pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) at 3:35 with a standing kick to the head
Zach Ryder pinned Goldust with the Zach Attack at 4:25
Sheamus pinned Roman Cornell with a uranagi into a backbreaker at 1:32; prior to the bout, Sheamus cut an in-ring promo on his arrival in ECW and his opponent
Vladimir Kozlov pinned ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer in a non-title match at 3:57 with a headbutt as Dreamer came off the top followed by the modified uranagi
Smackdown! - 7/17/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Jeff Hardy in which he brought up the comments made by World Heavyweight CM Punk the previous week regarding Hardy's suspensions and drug problems; Hardy then said he hadn't failed a drug test in over a year and never had to go to rehab to deal with his problems; Punk then interrupted, said bragging over not failing a drug test in over a year wasn't something to brag about, and said Hardy couldn't beat him because he was straight edge; Punk then said he was scared to see so many kids wearing Hardy t-shirts because their hero would become just another statistic; Hardy then shoved Punk to the floor, with Punk taking the mic and saying he was going to be the bigger man and then sat at ringside until Hardy left ringside; included an ad for "Allied Powers: The World's Greatest Tag Teams;" featured an in-ring segment in which Layla said she was happy to be back to where she once cheered on the Miami Heat; Layla then performed a dance to the tune of Timbaland's "Throw it On Me" until Ricky Ortiz interrupted; Ortiz then said no one wanted to see Layla dance, they needed inspiration and offered one of his rally towels to her; Layla then spun the rally towel in the air, to the crowd's disapproval, before throwing it at Ortiz' feet and leaving the ring; included a backstage segment of "Word Up," with guest Eve, in which the word of the day was "championized;" moments later, Shad introduced the NFL's Antrel Rolle, with Jesse then appearing and offering to take Rolle out on the town; moments later, Cryme Tyme threw Jesse into a nearby bin; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched Smackdown! the previous week than any show on ABC, Fox, NBC, The CW, or CBS; included a "Do not try this at home" PSA; featured a vignette of R Truth, as "Pretty Ricky," visiting Miami Beach; included a backstage segment with Maria and Dolph Ziggler in which Maria kissed Ziggler's arm before he left for his match; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to live events in the US; included a segment in which Jim Ross & Todd Grisham spoke with Edge, his leg in a cast following tendon surgery, who was backstage; Edge said he had accomplished a lot and had been a leader but the injury might force him into retirement; as Edge attempted to respond to comments made by Chris Jericho, Jericho came out to the ring and said Edge didn't care about him and he would find a partner better than Edge to continue Jericho's reign as a WWE Unified Tag Team Champion; Jericho then said Edge's greatest accomplishment was his list of injuries and he was the weak link of their team; Edge then said when he comes back, he would prove everyone - including Jericho - wrong; featured an ad promoting the DVD of "12 Rounds" John Morrison pinned World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk in a non-title match at 11:54 by reversing an Oklahoma side roll; after the bout, Morrison extended his hand to Punk to help him up but Punk slid out to the floor
Kane pinned R Truth at 9:00 with a boot to the face as Truth came off the top; after the bout, the Great Khali, with Runjin Singh, appeared and distracted Kane long enough for Truth to hit a missile dropkick; moments later, Kane slid out to the floor and left through the crowd after Khali entered the ring
Natalya Neidhart, David Hart Smith, & Tyson Kidd defeated Eve & Cryme Tyme at 4:11 when Natalya pinned Eve with a tornado clothesline following a Hot Shot
Jeff Hardy & WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho & Dolph Ziggler via disqualification at 12:39 when World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, who provided guest commentary for the match, threw Jericho into Hardy on the floor, knocking Hardy into the ringpost; moments earlier, Hardy attempted to throw Jericho into Punk at the commentary table but Punk moved out of the way; prior to the match, it was announced Mysterio would defend against Ziggler at Night of Champions; after the contest, Ziggler hit the flying reverse bulldog on Mysterio on the floor with Jericho then dropping Hardy with the Code Breaker in the ring and applying the Walls of Jericho as Punk looked on from the floor

WWE Superstars - 7/16/09 - featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read John Cena has granted more than 125 wishes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, more than any superstar in WWE history; included an in-ring promo by WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding his win over WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho the previous week on Smackdown! only to be jumped from behind by Dolph Ziggler; moments later, Ziggler interrupted and challenged Mysterio to a title match; Mysterio then agreed and goaded Ziggler into face him then and there but Ziggler backed off, with Mysterio then chasing him around the ring until Ziggler escaped ringside; featured the announcement Mysterio & Jeff Hardy would face Ziggler & Jericho the following night on Smackdown!; included a vignette of R Truth:
Cryme Tyme (w/ Eve) defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 9:23 when JTG pinned Kidd with a modified backbreaker after Eve prevented Natalya from interfering; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided commentary for the match; during the contest, it was announced the injured Edge would appear the following night on Smackdown! for a special interview segment
Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella) defeated Katie Lea at 3:00 when one of the Bellas pinned Katie Lea with a roll up after both Bellas climbed in the ring, with the referee telling one of them to leave the ring; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match

WWE @ Macon, GA - Coliseum - July 17, 2009

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ North Charleston, SC - July 18, 2009
Finlay defeated William Regal
Melina & Eve defeated Natalya Neidhart & Katie Lea
Dolph Ziggler defeated John Morrison
The Great Khali defeated Kane via disqualification
ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer defeated Christian
Cryme Tyme defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated Jeff Hardy

WWE (Raw) @ Aiken, SC - July 18, 2009
Evan Bourne defeated The Brian Kendrick
WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Alicia Fox defeated Mickie James & Gail Kim
Jack Swagger defeated Primo Colon
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Santino Marella defeated Carlito
The Big Show defeated MVP
Triple H, John Cena, & Mark Henry defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, & Ted Dibiase Jr.

WWE (Raw) @ Florence, SC - Civic Center - July 19, 2009
Evan Bourne defeated The Brian Kendrick
WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Alicia Fox defeated Mickie James & Gail Kim
Jack Swagger defeated Primo Colon
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Santino Marella defeated Carlito
The Big Show defeated MVP
Triple H, John Cena, & Mark Henry defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, & Ted Dibiase Jr.

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Greenville, SC - Bilo Center - July 19, 2009
Finlay pinned Drew McIntyre following the Celtic Cross
Melina & Eve defeated Natalya & Katie Lea
Dolph Ziggler pinned John Morrison with the flying reverse bulldog
The Great Khali defeated Kane via disqualification following a low blow
Cryme Tyme defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith
ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer defeated William Regal and Christian by pinning Regal with the DDT
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk pinned Jeff Hardy following the Go To Sleep

WWE @ Raleigh, NC - July 20, 2009
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by John Cena in which he referenced the WrestleMania 24 match he had with Triple H and Randy Orton and noted they would face off again at Night of Champions; moments later, WWE World Champion Orton interrupted and reminded Cena that he won that match and he would win again at Night of Champions; after Cena challenged Orton to a fight then and there, Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes jumped out of the crowd and surrounded Cena; Triple H then cleared Legacy from the ring, took the mic and said he didn't care if he won the title at the pay-per-view or if Cena did but that he would make sure Orton didn't win; Triple H and Cena then debated how tall Seth Green was, noting that Green got the best of Orton the week before; Orton then challenged Cena & Triple H to face himself, Dibiase, & Rhodes - instead of just Dibiase & Rhodes as originally announced - in the night's main event; Cena & Triple H accepted; included a backstage segment with ZZ Top in which they spoke about the main event; Santino Marella then walked in and said he was a huge fan of "Zzzzz top," with the duo then dressing Marella up to look like them; Marella then joined the band by singing "Cheap Sunglasses;" featured a backstage segment with Marella, ZZ Top, and Chris Jericho in which Jericho said he was a huge fan of ZZ Top and asked if they wanted to jam with he and Fozzy later in the night; instead, ZZ Top booked him in a match against Mark Henry; to end the segment, ZZ Top and Marella acted like they were playing "La Grange;" included an ad promoting the "Allied Powers: The World's Greatest Tag Teams" DVD; featured a graphic promoting ZZ Top's summer tour with Aerosmith; included Josh Mathews conducting a podium interview with Mickie James regarding her match with WWE Divas Champion Maryse at Night of Champions; moments later, Mike Mizanin interrupted, said Maryse was much better than Mickie, and that Mickie would be working as a waitress at Waffle House in 10 years; Maryse then appeared and sprayed something in Mickie's face, blinding her; featured the announcement WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. would face World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk Friday on Smackdown!; included a backstage segment with ZZ Top, Marella, and Chavo Guerrero Jr. in which Guerrero complained he hadn't been used right; ZZ Top then said Guerrero would face Hornswoggle in a "Sharp Dressed Man" tuxedo match later in the show; included a backstage segment with Triple H and Cena in which they discussed their main event match and facing each other at the pay-per-view; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Raw was the longest running weekly entertainment show, having more episodes than Cheers, ER, and Seinfeld combined; included a backstage segment with ZZ Top and Marella in which Kelly Kelly came in and put her leg on a chair while "Legs" played in the background; Alicia Fox then kicked Kelly out of the scene, with Gail Kim doing the same to Fox and Rosa Mendes doing the same to Kim; Marella then took off his own pants to pose, with ZZ Top then walking off; featured an in-ring segment in which Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler ran down several matches set for Night of Champions; included a backstage segment in which Jericho walked into Dibiase & Rhodes, with the two saying no one wanted to be Jericho's partner at Night of Champions; Jericho then said he's held more titles than both their fathers combined and said he had people knocking down his door wanting to be his partner; featured the announcement Shaquille O'Neal would be the host of Raw the following week:
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston, Primo Colon, & MVP defeated the Big Show, Carlito, & Jack Swagger at 9:13 when Primo pinned Carlito with a springboard headbutt after Show accidentally dropped Carlito with a spear; prior to the bout, it was announced Kingston would defend against Mike Mizanin, Show, Carlito, Swagger, and MVP at Night of Champions; during the ring entrances, each man's name appeared alongside the Dave and Busters logo; after the bout, Show laid out Primo, MVP, Swagger, and Kingston
Jerry Lawler pinned The Brian Kendrick in an impromptu match at 2:20 with the flying fistdrop after avoiding The Kendrick; prior to the bout, Kendrick insulted Lawler at the commentary table; moments later, Lawler interrupted Lilian Garcia and said he would introduce Kendrick's opponent; he then announced if would be him; Lawler wrestled the match in street clothes
Mark Henry defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho via disqualification at 5:07 when Jericho hit Henry with a chair outside the ring; after the bout, Henry grabbed the chair away and threw Jericho onto the commentary table; moments later, Jericho attempted the Code Breaker in the ring but Henry blocked it and dropped Jericho with the powerslam
Hornswoggle defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a tuxedo match at 2:35 after taking his pants off
Alicia Fox & Rosa Mendes defeated Gail Kim & Kelly Kelly at 3:42 when Alicia pinned Kelly with an inside cradle, though both women were against the ropes during the cover
Triple H & John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes in a handicap match at 13:33 when Cena pinned Orton with a roll up after avoiding the kick to the head; after the match, Triple H and Cena shook hands

WWE @ Richmond, VA - Coliseum - July 21, 2009
ECW - featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched the previous week's show than any program on The CW, Nickelodeon, Commedy Central, MTV, ESPN, or the Cartoon Network; included an "Ask the Divas" video package in which the Bella twins, Maria, Kelly Kelly, and Eve responded to questions from fans; featured the announcement John Morrison would face Kane Thursday on WWE Superstars; included a backstage promo by Sheamus in which he referred to Finlay and Hornswoggle and said those days were over and he was the new Irish face of ECW; featured Gregory Helms conducting a backstage interview with Paul Burchill & Katie Lea regarding Burchill's upcoming match against Tyler Reks; moments later, Burchill confronted Goldust, with Goldust accidentally slapping Burchill in the face before walking away; included an ad promoting the DVD of "12 Rounds;" featured a closing segment at the entrance stage of the Abraham Washington Show in which he introduced Christian and then ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer, who then appeared wearing a white suit; Washington then brought up Dreamer and Christian would face off Sunday at Night of Champions; after the three traded insults, Christian goaded Dreamer and then slapped him across the face; Dreamer responded by doing the same; the two then faced off as the show came to a close:
Yoshi Tatsu pinned William Regal with a kick to the head after avoiding Regal's knee to the head; prior to the bout, Regal cut an in-ring promo on Tatsu in which he said he despises all foreigners
Ezikiel Jackson pinned Mike Williams at the 46-second mark with the uranagi; after the bout, Vladimir Kozlov came out, stared at Jackson, dropped Williams with his own modified uranagi, and left ringside
Shelton Benjamin pinned Goldust with the Paydirt at 4:10
Tyler Reks pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) with a roll up at 5:19 as Burchill charged the corner
Smackdown! - 7/24/09 - featured a backstage segment in which WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool bragged over her being the first woman to hold both the women's and divas title; moments later, Melina confronted her and said she would get the belt back at Night of Champions; Melina then doused McCool with makeup; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read visitors spend more time on WWEUniverse.com than Myspace, Facebook, or Twitter; featured a vignette of John Morrison; included a backstage segment of "Word Up," with guest star Eve, in which the word of the day was "GOAT" (greatest of all time); moments later, Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith, and Natalya Neidhart interrupted and said their family was featured on the new "Allied Powers" DVD; Jesse then appeared and said he was from Badstreet USA and made fun of the Hart Dynasty; featured a backstage segment in which WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, with an ice pack on his shoulder, was shown speaking with Kane; included an in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk in which he challenged the fans of the WWE to say no to their vices - to pour the alcohol out of their glass and to take the pills and cigarettes out of their mouths; Jeff Hardy then came out and confronted Punk, with Punk saying "I'm going to just say no" and then leaving the ring; featured a backstage segment in which Jericho spoke with the Great Khali, with Runjin Singh, and said Khali was one of the front runners to be his tag team partner at Night of Champions; Khali, through Singh, then told Jericho he would love to hold gold but not as Jericho's partner; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more males between the ages of 2 and 65 watched the previous week's show than any show on any network; featured an in-ring segment in which Todd Grisham & Jim Ross ran down some of the matches set for Night of Champions:
Jeff Hardy pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho at 15:11 with the Swanton after knocking Jericho off the top; prior to the bout, Hardy cut an in-ring promo on facing World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk at Night of Champions
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) pinned Mike Knox with the tree slam at 2:13; mid-way through the bout, Kane appeared at the entrance stage to watch the contest; after the match, Khali challenged Kane to get in the ring; Kane stepped over the top rope but then backed off and left ringside
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Maria) defeated Finlay via count-out at 4:19 after hitting the flying reverse bulldog on the floor as Finlay was distracted by Maria on the floor; prior to the bout, Ziggler cut an in-ring promo claiming he would be the WWE IC Champion at Night of Champions
Eve (w/ Cryme Tyme) pinned Natalya Neidhart (w/ Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith) with a moonsault at 2:59 after knocking Natalya off the top
R Truth pinned Charlie Haas with the scissors kick at 4:41
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk via disqualification in a non-title match at 14:41 when Dolph Ziggler, who appeared ringside late in the match, attacked Mysterio after he hit the 619 and springboard splash on Punk; prior to the bout, Mysterio gave a mask to ringside fan Max Sidoti, who designed the mask as part of a WWE Kids magazine contest; after the contest, Punk left the ring and watched as Ziggler hit the flying reverse bulldog on Mysterio; moments later, Jeff Hardy ran past Punk and cleared Ziggler from the ring; Punk then came up from Hardy from behind and dropped him with the Go To Sleep

WWE Superstars - 7/23/09 - featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watch the previous week's show than any program on ESPN, VH1, or E!; included an ad promoting "Allied Powers: The World's Greatest Tag Teams;" featured a vignette of WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho:
Christian pinned William Regal at 11:32 with a reverse sunset flip off the middle turnbuckle; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Evan Bourne pinned Jamie Noble with a kick to the head and the Air Bourne at 5:45; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
John Morrison defeated Kane via disqualification at 13:49 when Kane threw a steel chair into Morrison as Morrison jumped to the floor; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided commentary for the match; after the contest, Kane attempted to further assault Morrison until the Great Khali, and Runjin Singh, appeared ringside; moments later, Morrison hit Kane with the chair, with Kane then kicking Khali away from him as Khali tried to pull Kane to the floor; Kane then slid out of the ring and escaped into the crowd

WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ Salisbury, MD - Wicomico Youth Center - July 24, 2009
Drew McIntyre defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
MVP defeated Carlito
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Dolph Ziggler
ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer defeated Christian, William Regal, and Vladimir Kozlov
Mike Mizanin defeated Primo Colon
WWE Divas Champion Maryse defeated Mickie James
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated Jeff Hardy
John Cena defeated the Big Show in a No DQ match

WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ Wildwood, NJ - Convention Center - July 25, 2009
Christian defeated William Regal
Drew McIntyre defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
WWE Divas Champion Maryse defated Mickie James
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Dolph Ziggler
ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer defeated Vladimir Kozlov
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated Jeff Hardy
John Cena defeated the Big Show in a No DQ match

Night of Champions 09 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center - July 26, 2009 (14,003; announced at 17,774; sell out)
Cryme Tyme (w/ Eve) defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, Todd Grisham & Jim Ross on commentary for Smackdown!, and Josh Matthews & Matt Striker on commentary for ECW; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk regarding his title defense later in the show against Jeff Hardy, with Punk then walking into the arena to confront the fans about supporting Hardy despite him being a poor role model; moments later, Punk said he blamed the situation on the kids being raised by single parents who don't care how their kids end up; featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA; included an ad promoting the DVD of "12 Rounds;" featured Grisham conducting a backstage interview with WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show regarding their win earlier in the show and their newfound partnership, during which Jericho said they would become better than the Hart Foundation, the British Bulldogs, and the Road Warriors and thanked Edge for making it possible; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion Randy Orton regarding his upcoming title defense against John Cena and Triple H; featured a backstage segment with WWE Divas Champion Maryse and Mike Mizanin in which Mizanin tried hitting on Maryse until she called him a loser, with Mizanin calling Maryse a tease and saying she butchers the English language; Chilli of TLC was shown in attendance; included an ad promoting "Macho Madness: The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection;" featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. about their loss earlier in the show, with Rhodes & Dibiase responding by saying they made sure both Triple H and John Cena lost as well; included an ad promoting "Allied Powers: The World's Greatest Tag Teams":
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show (sub. for Edge) defeated Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. at 9:33 when Dibiase submitted to Show's Camel Clutch after Jericho dropped Dibiase with the Code Breaker behind the referee's back; prior to the bout, Jericho introduced a video package of Edge saying his injury could be the end of his career, followed by footage of his surgery; Jericho then cut an in-ring promo claiming he made a mistake when he chose Edge as a tag team partner and then introduced Show as his new partner; Jericho & Show were cheered over their opponents in the match
Christian pinned ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer to win the title at 8:32 by reversing the DDT into the Killswitch; after the bout, the two men hugged, with Dreamer then raising Christian's arm
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated MVP, Jack Swagger, Mike Mizanin, Carlito, and Primo Colon (sub. for WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show) at 7:36 by pinning Carlito with the spin kick to the back of the head after Carlito dropped Primo with the Back Stabber (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010)
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool pinned Melina at 6:13 by reversing a pin attempt after the challenger hit a Bombs Away off the top
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated John Cena and Triple H in a No DQ match at 22:22 by pinning Cena with the RKO as Cena attempted to drop an interfering Cody Rhodes with the FU; during the final moments of the bout, Orton was caught in a crossface by Cena and a Sharpshooter by Triple H and submitted but the match continued since two men had a submission hold applied; moments later, Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. interfered on behalf of the champion (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010, WWE Superstar Collection: Randy Orton)
Mickie James pinned WWE Divas Champion Maryse to win the title with the DDT at 8:37 (Maryse's last appearance for 4 months)
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Dolph Ziggler (w/ Maria) at 14:21 with the 619 and springboard splash (WWE Superstar Collection: Rey Mysterio)
Jeff Hardy pinned World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk to win the title with the Twist of Fate and Swanton at 14:58 (Jeff Hardy: My Life My Rules)

WWE @ Washington DC - Verizon Center - July 27, 2009 (announced at 15,148; sell out)
Jamie Noble pinned Alex Riley with a cradle
Raw - featured an opening segment in which Jerry Lawler introduced Shaquille O'Neal as the guest host of the night, with O'Neal saying the challenger for the WWE World Title at Summer Slam would be determined later in the show in a Beat the Clock Challenge featuring Triple H, MVP, Jack Swagger, Mark Henry, and John Cena; moments later, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho interrupted, confronted Shaq, and said he thought the most dominant player in the NBA was Kobe Bryant; Shaq replied by calling Jericho "Christina," kissing his forehead, and playing with his hair; as the two continued to have words, Jericho brought out WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show; after Shaq and Show faced off, Shaq mentioned his show "Shaq vs." and challenged Show to a match; Show then said wrestling Shaq would lead to too many legal fees and attorneys; Shaq then said he found two guys that would fight them and introduced Cryme Tyme, with Jericho & Show then leaving as Shaq said he would be the special ringside enforcer when Cryme Tyme faced Jericho & Show later in the show and then led the crowd in a chant of "Christina;" included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE programs are broadcast in 30 languages to more than 145 countries and are available in 500 million homes worldwide; members of the Washington Redskins were shown in attendance; featured Michael Cole speaking backstage with Shaq, during which Hornswoggle appeared and Shaq said they went to high school together; included a backstage segment in which Ted Dibiase Jr. attacked Triple H's leg with a club; featured a backstage segment with Shaq and Santino Marella, playing Scrabble, with Cryme Tyme then walking in and talking with Shaq about the main event; moments later, Santino interrupted them to do a rap; included an ad promoting "12 Rounds" on DVD; featured a backstage segment with Jack Swagger and WWE World Champion Randy Orton in which Swagger said he would win the Beat the Clock Challenge and go on to challenge Orton for the title; moments later, Mark Henry appeared and stared Orton down; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to live events in the US; members of the National Guard were shown in attendance; featured the announcement Jeremy Piven would host the following week's show; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Triple H regarding Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. costing him opportunities at the WWE World Title, with Triple H then challenging Legacy to a handicap match the following week; featured the announcement John Morrison would challenge World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy Friday on Smackdown!:
Beat the Clock Challenge: Mark Henry pinned Carlito at 6:49 after catching Carlito attempting a crossbody and hitting the powerslam
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, & Gail Kim defeated Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendes, & Alicia Fox at 3:34 when Gail pinned Alicia with a missile dropkick; Jerry Lawler provided sole commentary for the match after Michael Cole went backstage to interview Shaquille O'Neal
Beat the Clock Challenge: MVP fought Chris Masters to a double count-out at 3:39 when Masters applied the full nelson outside the ring (Masters' surprise return after a 2-year absence)
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston pinned The Brian Kendrick in a non-title match at the 11-second mark with the spin kick to the head; prior to the match, Kendrick took the mic and cut a promo on Jerry Lawler, saying he hadn't forgot how Lawler humiliated him the week before and would get his payback after he beat up Kingston
Beat the Clock Challenge: Triple H fought Cody Rhodes to a draw at 6:50; late in the bout, Ted Dibiase Jr. came ringside to distract Triple H; Triple H had Rhodes covered following the Pedigree when time expired
Hornswoggle pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 3:33 with the frog splash after avoiding Guerrero's frog splash; stipulations stated Guerrero had to wrestle the match blindfolded
Beat the Clock Challenge: Even Bourne pinned Jack Swagger at 3:42 by reversing an attempt at the gutwrench powerbomb into a cradle
Beat the Clock Challenge: John Cena defeated Mike Mizanin via submission with the STFU at 4:28; prior to the bout, Mizanin cut an in-ring promo in which he said he would dominate Cena and let the clock keep Cena out of the title match; Miz then quoted President Obama by saying "Yes I can" in reference to preventing Cena from the title shot; WWE World Champion Randy Orton sat ringside for the bout; Mark Henry was shown watching on backstage during the match; during the contest, there were brief dueling chants of "Let's go Cena" and "Cena sucks;" as a result of beating the clock, Cena earned a WWE World Title match at Summer Slam; after the bout, Orton confronted Cena in the ring and held up his title belt
Cryme Tyme defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show in a non-title match via disqualification at 6:40 when Show began attacking both opponents without being tagged in; Shaquille O'Neal served as the guest ringside enforcer for the match; after the contest, Show and Shaq faced off in the ring and both put a choke on the other until Cryme Tyme came to Shaq's aid with Shaq then knocking Show to the floor with a tackle; Shaq and Cryme Tyme then celebrated in the ring as the show ended
WWE Superstars - 7/30/09 - featured a segment of "Ask the Divas" in which Maria, Katie Lea, Brie & Nikki Bella, Nataya, Eve, and WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool spoke about stealing other women's boyfriends and what they do on their days off; included an ad promoting the DVD of "12 Rounds;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched the previous week's show than anything on SyFy, Discovery Channel, VH1, ESPN, E!, or CMT; included a vignette on MVP; featured Josh Mathews conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion Randy Orton regarding his upcoming match against Primo Colon and facing John Cena at Summer Slam; included the William Regal vs. Yoshi Tatsu match taped 7/28/09 in Baltimore, MD:
John Morrison pinned Tyson Kidd with Starship Pain at 12:40; Jim Ross & Todd Grisham provided commentary for the match; prior to the contest, it was announced Morrison would challenge World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy Friday on Smackdown!; David Hart Smith & Natalya Neidhart escorted Kidd to the ring before the match but were ejected late in the contest after the referee caught them interfering (Wrestling's Highest Flyers)
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Primo Colon with the RKO in a non-title match at 10:31 after avoiding a springboard crossbody
Dark match after the show: John Cena & Triple H defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show at around the 2-minute mark

WWE @ Baltimore, MD - First Mariner Arena - July 28, 2009
Drew McIntyre pinned Slam Master J
ECW - featured a backstage segment with Tommy Dreamer and Tiffany talking about Dreamer's ECW World Title run; after Dreamer left, Shelton Benjamin walked in and asked to be on the Abraham Washington Show, with Tiffany saying Abraham said Benjamin wasn't entertaining enough to be on the show; Gregory Helms then walked in wanting to speak to Tiffany as well, with Benjamin then saying he would give entertaining if that's what Washington needed to see; included an ad promoting "Allied Powers: The World's Greatest Tag Teams":
Tyler Reks pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) with a springboard dropkick at 4:10; prior to the bout, Reks cut an insert promo on the match
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Bill Baine with the Iron Curtain at 1:19; on his way to the ring, Kozlov smiled and waved to the crowd; after the contest, Ezekiel Jackson came out and dropped Baine with the uranagi as Kozlov watched
Sheamus pinned Goldust at 5:09 with a uranagi into a backbreaker
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Zach Ryder in a non-title match; prior to the bout, Christian cut an in-ring promo on winning the title at Night of Champions; moments later, Tommy Dreamer came out and announced he would get his rematch the following week in an extreme rules match; moments later, Ryder interrupted, leading to the scheduled match (WWE Superstar Collection: Zack Ryder)
WWE Superstars - 7/30/09: William Regal pinned Yoshi Tatsu with the running knee to the head at 4:19; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! - 7/31/09 - featured footage of CM Punk shaking the hand of World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy after Night of Champions went off the air the previous night; included an opening in-ring promo by Hardy in which he thanked the crowd for their support and said Punk could get his rematch anytime he wanted; Hardy then spoke about defending the title later in the night against John Morrison; moments later, Cryme Tyme came out for their match and hugged Hardy; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Punk in which he said Hardy beating him at Night of Champions was an upset and he would be facing the winner of the Hardy vs. Morrison match; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Morrison regarding his title shot later in the show against Hardy; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more males under the age of 65 watched the previous week's show than any show on ABC, NBC, Fox, or CBS:
Cryme Tyme defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 8:33 when JTG pinned Kidd with the Sout Out clothesline as Shad held Smith back on the floor; stipulations stated the winners would receive a WWE Unified Tag Team Title shot at Summer Slam; after the bout, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show appeared at the entrance stage, with Jericho reminding them that even though they won their match they would not get past them at Summer Slam; Shad then referred to them as Han Solo and Chewbacca, with JTG leading the crowd in a chant of "Christina;" Show then said he and Jericho's credentials are better than any other tag team in history
Melina & Eve defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & Layla at 3:14 when Melina pinned McCool with the sunset flip / powerbomb
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. & Finlay defeated Dolph Ziggler & Mike Knox at 9:45 when Mysterio pinned Ziggler with a roll up as Ziggler attempted the jumping reverse bulldog on Finlay
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) fought Charlie Haas to a no contest at around the 1:30 mark when Kane came into the ring, slid out, and then briefly dragged Singh up the aisle before letting him go
World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy pinned John Morrison with the Twist of Fate and Swanton at 22:12 after lifting his knees to block Starship Pain; after the bout, CM Punk came out, passed Morrison in the aisle, and raised Hardy's hand in victory inside the ring; moments later, Punk took the mic, started to speak, and then jumped Hardy, threw him to the floor, and into the ringside barrier; Punk followed by assaulting Hardy at ringside for several minutes; Punk eventually left ringside and walked up the aisle, where he said he would challenge Hardy for the belt the following week (John Morrison: Rock Star)
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy pinned CM Punk in a steel cage match with the Twist of Fate and Swanton at 3:18 after kicking out of the Go To Sleep

WWE (Raw) @ Newark, DE - Bob Carpenter Center - July 31, 2009
Primo Colon defeated Chris Masters
Evan Bourne defeated Alan Riley
Mike Mizanin defeated Santino Marella
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Carlito
Jack Swagger defeated MVP
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James, Gail Kim, & Kelly Kelly defeated Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendes, & Alicia Fox
John Cena & Mark Henry defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes in a handicap match

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Hampton Beach, NH - Casino Ballroom - July 31, 2009
Cryme Tyme defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith
Drew McIntyre defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
Goldust defeated Paul Burchill
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool fought Eve to a no contest
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Tommy Dreamer
John Morrison defeated CM Punk
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Dolph Ziggler
The Great Khali defeated Kane via disqualification

WWE (Raw) @ Bethlehem, PA - August 1, 2009
Primo Colon defeated Chris Masters
Evan Bourne defeated Alan Riley
Mike Mizanin defeated Santino Marella
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Carlito
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James, Gail Kim, & Kelly Kelly defeated Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendes, & Alicia Fox
Jack Swagger defeated MVP
John Cena & Mark Henry defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes in a handicap match

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Cohasset, MA - South Shore Music Circus - August 1, 2009
Yoshi Tatsu pinned Shelton Benjamin following a spin kick
Ricky Steamboat pinned Drew McIntyre with the crossbody off the top
Tyler Reks pinned Paul Burchill following a dropkick from the middle turnbuckle
Tyson Kidd pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with his feet on the ropes for leverage
John Morrison pinned Mike Knox following the Starship Pain
Melina pinned Katie Lea; WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool appeared ringside during the bout
ECW World Champion Christian pinned William Regal with a sunset flip off the top
CM Punk defeated Kane and the Great Khali by pinning Khali after Kane dropped Khali with a chokeslam and was then knocked out of the ring by Punk; stipulations stated the winner would be the #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Title

WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena - August 1, 2009
Finlay defeated Ezikiel Jackson
Maria & Eve defeated Natalya Neidhart & Layla when Eve pinned Layla following a handspring moonsault
Eugene pinned Ricky Ortiz with a roll up (Nick Dinsmore's surprise return after a 2-year absence)
Tommy Dreamer pinned Sheamus with the DDT
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Goldust with the modified uranagi
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated Cryme Tyme when Jericho pinned JTG following the Codebreaker
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Dolph Ziggler

WWE (Raw) @ White Plains, NY - Westchester County Center - August 2, 2009 (matinee)
Evan Borne defeated Alex Riley with the Shooting Star Press
Mike Mizanin defeated Santino Marella
Primo Colon defeated Chris Masters
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Carlito with the spin kick to the face
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James, Gail Kim, & Kelly Kelly defeated Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendes, & Alicia Fox
Jack Swagger defeated MVP
John Cena & Mark Henry defeated WWE Champion Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes in a handicap match

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Verona, NY - Events Center - August 2, 2009 (matinee) (5,000; sell out)
Finlay pinned Ezekiel Jackson after hitting him with the sheillelagh behind the referee's back
Eugene pinned Ricky Ortiz after avoiding a charge in the corner
Maria & Eve defeated Natalya Neidhart & Layla when Eve pinned Layla after a handspring splash
Tommy Dreamer pinned Sheamus with the DDT; after the match, Dreamer gave his ECW shirt to a ringside fan
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Goldust with the modified uranagi; after the bout, Kozlov tore up a fan's sign
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated Cryme Tyme when Jericho pinned JTG following the Code Breaker
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Dolph Ziggler following the 619 and splash off the top

WWE (SmackDown! & ECW) @ Hyannis, MA - Cape Cod Melody Tent - August 2, 2009
Featured Tiffany as host of the show
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Shelton Benjamin
Ricky Steamboat defeated Drew McIntyre
Tyler Reks defeated Paul Burchill
Tyson Kid (w/ David Hart Smith) defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
John Morrison defeated Mike Knox
Melina defeated Katie Lea
ECW World Champion Christian defeated William Regal
CM Punk defeated Kane and the Great Khali; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Title

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Reading, PA - Sovereign Center - August 3, 2009
Yoshi Tatsu pinned Shelton Benjamin with the kick to the head
Melina pinned Katie Lea
Finlay pinned Ezekiel Jackson after hitting him with the shillelagh
Drew McIntyre pinned Jimmy Wang Yang
Cryme Tyme (w/ Eve) defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd when Shad pinned Kidd by blocking a springboard and hitting the STO after both Natalya Neidhart and Eve interfered
ECW World Champion Christian pinned William Regal with a sunset flip off the middle turnbuckle
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Dolph Ziggler with the 619 and springboard splash
CM Punk defeated Kane and the Great Khali by pinning Khali after Kane dropped Khali with a chokeslam and Punk knocked Kane to the floor; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Title

WWE @ Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena - August 3, 2009
Raw - featured an opening segment in which Lilian Garcia introduced Jeremy Piven as the guest host of the show, with Piven then driving into the arena; Piven then came out to the ring with Dr. Ken Jeong, who was in his trunk; moments later, Piven said he's always wanted to do this and then wen out to the floor so he could get his own pyrotechnic entrance; Piven then said Triple H would face Legacy later in the show, with Mike Mizanin then interrupting and saying everyone in the crowd had "The Goods" (Piven's latest movie) but Miz didn't; Miz then said he wanted John Cena and threatened Piven until Cena appeared, said he beat Miz in 2 minutes the previous week, wasn't very good, and had a face for radio; Cena then called Miz a rusted out Pinto and said Piven would have to somehow make the match interesting; Piven then made Cena vs. Miz a lumberjack match for later in the show and that Miz would be banned from "Summerfest" if he lost, with Cena then correcting him by saying "Summer Slam;" Piven then said the loss would also get Miz banned from the Staples Center, then upped it to Miz being banned from Raw permanently; included highlights from the previous week's show hosted by Shaq and coverage by ESPN; featured a graphic advertising a WWE.com vote on who would win in a fight between the Big Show and Shaq; included a backstage segment with Piven, Dr. Ken, Kelly Kelly, Alicia Fox, and Rosa Mendes in which Dr. Ken began making fun of Show until Show walked in and said he wanted Shaq in the ring again; Show then suggested he take on Piven later in the show, with Piven then offering him WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston instead and Show agreeing; featured previews from "The Goods;" included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Raw was seen by more adults 18-34 the previous week than any program on CBS, NBC, Fox, The CW, and all of cable; featured a backstage segment with Chavo Guerrero Jr., Piven, and Dr. Ken in which Chavo kept confusing Piven for other celebrities and thought Dr. Ken was Hiro from "Heroes," with Piven then saying he would give Chavo a match later in the show against Hornswoggle; included a backstage segment with WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Piven, and Dr. Ken in which Piven said he wanted Orton to be the guest ring announcer for the main event, with Orton then yelling at them both and storming off; featured a backstage segment in which Triple H was shown calling someone about what happened to him earlier in the show, saying he needed help, and asking "Are you ready?" with the line then going dead; included the announcement Sgt. Slaughter would host the following week's show:
Jack Swagger pinned Evan Bourne at 3:17 with the gutwrench powerbomb; after the match, Swagger twice hit a bomb off the ropes onto Bourne and set him up for another gutwrench powerbomb until MVP slid in the ring, clearing Swagger to the floor
Beth Phoenix & Jillian Hall defeated WWE Divas Champion Mickie James & Gail Kim at 3:22 when Phoenix pinned Kim after making the blind tag and dropping her with the Glam Slam
Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Triple H in a handicap match at 11:16 when Rhodes scored the pin with Crossroads moments after Triple H sustained Dream Street; after the bout, after Legacy left the ring, Triple H took the mic, said the match didn't go as he planned, and said maybe they were too much for him; Triple H then said he might bring back Evolution - then thought better of it after saying WWE World Champion Randy Orton is a jerk, Batista is hurt all the time, and Ric Flair is signing autographs at the VFW; he then suggested he make one phone call and then led the crowd in telling Legacy to suck it
Carlito pinned Primo Colon with the Back Stabber at 3:11 after kicking Primo's injured arm
Mark Henry (sub. for Hornswoggle) pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the powerslam at 1:12; prior to the bout, Jeremy Piven & Dr. Ken appeared on the big screen and told Guerrero that Hornswoggle had come down with chicken pox but they found his cousin to fill in, Markswoggle; Henry then came out wearing a leprachaun hat; after the contest, Henry lifted the apron with Hornswoggle then rolling out and hitting the frog splash onto Guerrero; Henry and Hornswoggle then did a jig in the ring
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated WWE United Tag Team Champion the Big Show (w/ WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho) via disqualification at 5:13 when Show repeatedly punched Kingston in the ribs while he was trapped in the corner; prior to the bout, the results of the WWE.com poll read that 83% of voting fans said Shaq could take Show in a fight; Jericho provided guest commentary for the match; after the bout, Show knocked Kingston out with a punch before Jericho berated him
John Cena pinned Mike Mizanin in a lumberjack match at 5:18 with the FU after Miz attempted to hit Cena with Dr. Ken's cane; prior to the match, Jeremy Piven and Dr. Ken appeared at the entrance stage with Piven saying he was a fan of Cena's but a bigger fan of WWE World Champion Randy Orton, with Ken then revealing he was wearing an Orton T-shirt; Piven then said he had handpicked the lumberjacks for the match, with Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., Cody Rhodes, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Jack Swagger, Chris Masters, and Carlito then appearing; stipulations stated that if Miz lost the match then he would be banned from Raw, Summer Slam, and the Staples Center; after the match, Piven came off the top with a crossbody but Cena caught him in mid-air; Ken then slid in the ring and hit Cena with his cane but couldn't drop Cena; moments later, Cena threw Ken to the floor onto Swagger, Carlito, and Masters before staring at Legacy who was at the entrance stage

WWE @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - August 4, 2009
ECW - featured an opening segment of the Abraham Washington Show in which he said he was happy to hear he was coming to New York but upset when he found out it was Long Island; Washington then commented on Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin recently stepping down until Zach Ryder interrupted and laid down on one of Washington's couches; Ryder then said he was the only good thing to come from Long Island and his girlfriend was in the crowd; the two then discussed Shelton Benjamin, with Washington saying the only reason Benjamin was on his show was because Tiffany made him and that Benjamin was boring and had no personality; Benjamin then appeared and subbed the word "smurf" to cuss out both Washington and Ryder; moments later, Benjamin brought up Ryder's girlfriend which led to Washington officiating a sing off between the two wrestlers; Ryder and Benjamin then sang Hootie & the Blowfish's "I Only Wanna Be With You," with the crowd cheering Benjamin until Ryder jumped him from behind; the two then brawled over Washington's set, knocking down one of the couches; included a backstage segment in which Tiffany spoke with Nikki & Brie Bella; moments later, a stage hand was almost run over by equipment until the Hurricane stepped in to save her; Paul Burchill then walked in, look at the camera, and said "This is rediculous;" featured Josh Mathews & Matt Striker speaking with Tommy Dreamer, backstage, about his extreme rules ECW World Title match later in the show against Christian; included the announcement WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. would face Mike Knox Thursday on WWE Superstars:
Ezekiel Jackson pinned Danny Danger at the 38-second mark with the uranagi; after the match, Vladimir Kozlov came out, dropped Danger with the Iron Curtin, with Jackson again dropping Danger with the uranagi before leaving the ring
Sheamus pinned Goldust at 4:42 after grabbing Goldust's ankle and pulling him off the middle turnbuckle; after the bout, Sheamus cut a promo at ringside in which he came in search of gold but ended up with dust; moments later, Goldust jumped Sheamus from behind with Sheamus then leaving ringside
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Tommy Dreamer in an extreme rules match; prior to the bout, Dreamer brought out with him a hot dog cart while Christian brought a car door
Smackdown! - 8/7/09 - featured a backstage segment of "Word Up" with Eve in which the word of the day was "pretender" and Cryme Tyme referred to WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show as Christina and Chewbacca the Show; Jesse then showed up and wished Cryme Tyme well in their match at Summer Slam; inculded a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's show was the #1 program on TV among all male viewers, beating all programs on broadcast and cable; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 1 million females watched the previous week's show, beating all programming on The CW, Lifetime, and Oxygen; included a backstage segment in which Melina and Maria were speaking about how happy Maria was about going to Summer Slam with Dolph Ziggler, with Maria saying Dolph wasn't the same man outside the ring as he was inside:
World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy fought CM Punk to a no contest; prior to the bout, Punk cut an in-ring promo in which he showed footage of him attacking Hardy the previous week and then said the fans cheered Hardy because they were weak like him; Punk then brought up fans that smoke "funny cigarettes" and said the vast majority of everyone in the arena is a criminal for smoking them and are also weak for drinking; Punk then said the world deserved better and needed a strong leader like him; following his introduction, Hardy hit the ring and brawled with Punk until the two were pulled part by Mike Rotundo, Dean Malenko, and several referees; Teddy Long then appeared, followed by Vince McMahon who ordered everyone backstage; McMahon then called for a special guest enforcer for the match, to take place later in the show, and said he would make everyone wait to find out who it was; Hardy then lunged for Punk again until referees held Punk back
John Morrison pinned Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart & David Hart Smith) with the Flying Chuck and Starship Pain at 12:35
Slam Master J pinned Charlie Haas at 3:37 with a splash off the top after knocking Haas off the top; during the bout, Cryme Tyme & Eve were shown watching on backstage (Jesse's TV in-ring debut as Slam Master J)
Dolph Ziggler defeated Finlay, Mike Knox, and R Truth at 7:56 by pinning Finlay with the jumping reverse bulldog after Finlay hit Knox with the shillelagh behind the referee's back; stipulations stated the winner would challenge WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. at Summer Slam; Mysterio joined the commentary team for the bout and noted his previous wins over Kevin Nash and Bam Bam Bigelow earned him the name of the giant killer; after the contest, Ziggler confronted Mysterio on the floor until Finlay intervened, with Mysterio then laying Ziggler out at ringside
JTG (w/ Shad Gaspard) pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho (w/ WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show) with an inside cradle after Jericho pulled JTG away from the ropes following the Code Breaker
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) pinned Ricky Ortiz with the tree slam at the 31-second mark; after the bout, Kane attacked Khali from behind, knocking him to the floor, and then stalked Singh around the ring; Kane eventually dragged Singh up through the crowd backstage
World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy pinned CM Punk at 11:06 with a roll up as Punk argued with guest ringside enforcer Matt Hardy after Hardy pulled the referee out of the ring as Punk made the cover after blocking the Swanton; prior to the bout, Matt was announced as the ringside enforcer; after the bout, Matt left ringside with Punk then running up the ramp to try to catch him; moments later, Punk returned ringside, threw Jeff to the floor, assaulted him around ringside, then put his head in a steel chair and rammed him into the ringpost; a stretcher was then brought out for Jeff; as Punk went to leave ringside, Teddy Long appeared and ordered Punk to face Jeff at Summer Slam in a TLC match; Long then ran ringside to check on Jeff as he was fitted with a neckbrace

WWE Superstars - 8/6/09 - included footage of Cena throwing out the first pitch and doing guest commentary during a recent Chicago Cubs game as well as meeting with Alfonso Soriano; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more watched the previous week's show than anything on VH1 or ESPN; included a vignette of Vladimir Kozlov:
Chris Masters defeated Santino Marella via submission with the full nelson at 4:53; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
William Regal & Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) defeated Yoshi Tatsu & Tyler Reks at 11:41 when Regal pinned Reks when the momentum of a springboard crossbody by Reks put Regal on top for the win; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Mike Knox via disqualification at 14:47 in a non-title match when Dolph Ziggler, who did guest commentary at ringside, pulled Mysterio off the apron as the champion attempted a springboard; Jim Ross & Todd Grisham provided commentary for the conteset; during the match, it was noted Ziggler, Knox, R Truth, and Finlay would compete in a match the following day on Smackdown! to determine Mysterio's challenger at Summer Slam; after the contest, Mysterio fought off both men and left the ring

WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ Denver, CO - Coliseum - August 7, 2009
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Tommy Dreamer in a extreme rules match
Jamie Noble pinned Alex Riley
Jack Swagger pinned Primo Colon
Evan Bourne pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. after Hornswoggle interfered
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show pinned Mark Henry following a punch
World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy defeated CM Punk in a ladder match
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated MVP and Carlito by pinning Carlito with the spin kick to the head after Carlito dropped MVP with the Back Stabber
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James & Gail Kim defeated Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes in a swimsuit match
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Triple H in a steel cage match by escaping through the door after Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes attacked the challenger; after the bout, Triple H attacked Dibiase & Rhodes with a chair and dropped Rhodes with the Pedigree

WWE (Raw) @ Loveland, CO - Budweiser Events Center - August 8, 2009
John Cena was off filming an episode of "Psyche" while Triple H was off filming segments with Shawn Michaels for Raw; Cena was never advertised for the show
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show won a battle royal by last eliminating Mark Henry; the final four included Henry, Show, Ted Dibiase Jr., and Cody Rhodes
Evan Bourne pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. after Hornswoggle interfered
MVP pinned Alex Riley
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Carlito
Jack Swagger pinned Primo Colon
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James & Gail Kim defeated Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes when James pinned Mendes with a Thesz Press off the top
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show with the RKO after the challenger became distracted by Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes; Show worked heel and Orton babyface for the match

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Regina, Saskatchewan - Brandt Centre - August 8, 2009 (3,000)
Melina & Maria defeated Natalya Neidhart & Layla
Finlay pinned Drew McIntyre
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Goldust
The Great Khali pinned Mike Knox with the tree slam
Shad Gaspard pinned Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart & David Hart Smith) after hitting him with Natalya Neidhart's shoe after Smith threw it in the ring; the bout was advertised as a tag team match but JTG did not appear
ECW World Champion Christian defeated William Regal and Tommy Dreamer by pinning Regal with a sunset flip off the top after Regal hit the knee to the head on Dreamer
John Morrison pinned Dolph Ziggler
CM Punk pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho with a small package and holding the ropes for leverage; stipulations stated the winner would be the #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Title; Jericho worked the match as a babyface; after the bout, Jericho hit Punk with the mic and his tag team title belt

WWE @ Colorado Springs, CO - World Arena - August 9, 2009

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Medicine Hat, Alberta - August 9, 2009
The Great Khali defeated Mike Knox
Finlay defeated Drew McIntyre
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Goldust
Melina & Maria defeated Natalya Neidhart & Layla
ECW World Champion Christian defeated William Regal and Tommy Dreamer
Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
John Morrison defeated Dolph Ziggler
CM Punk defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho; Punk played the babyface for the match; stipulations stated the winner would be the #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Title

WWE @ Calgary, Alberta - Pengrowth Saddledome - August 10, 2009
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Randy Orton in which he guaranteed he would beat John Cena at Summer Slam; moments later, Cena interrupted and said he was tired of Orton blurring the lines between fact and rumor and bullying everybody he can; Cena eventually dared Orton to make the first move, with WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show then coming out to the ring; Show then cut a promo on Cena and Orton until he was interrupted by "Y2J" chants; Jericho then took the mic, aknowledged his crowd applause, noted he was from Canada, and then said he met with guest host Sgt. Slaughter earlier in the day and arranged to have a match with Cena later in the show; Orton then said he might kick Cena in the head after Jericho's match with Cena, with Show then saying he was facing Orton later in the show; included a WWE.com trivia question asking who Slaughter beat to win the WWE Championship, with the options of Randy Savage, the Ultimate Warrior, and Hulk Hogan; featured a promo by Slaughter at the entrance stage in which he said it was an honor to stand before all the proud Canadian fans and then led them in a salute to the Canadian flag; after the crowd began chanting "Canada" and the flag appeared on the big screen, a slash appeared through it and Slaughter then said the fans would be speaking Russian and French if it wasn't thanks to the US; Slaughter then demanded the fans to stand and show respect to the American flag, then reciting the Pledge of Alliegence; included footage from earlier in the day of Triple H at an office building trying to get Shawn Michaels on his cell phone; moments later, Triple H came up behind a guy with a pony tail, thinking it was Michaels, with the man then hitting on Triple H; moments later, a little girl was shown demanding her hamburger at the cafeteria, with Michaels then telling her he had to cook the burger on both sides and to go sit back down; featured the announcement Triple H would appear on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" the following night; included Slaughter at the entrance stage saying he found Celine Dion to sing the Canadian National Anthem, with Jillian Hall then coming out dressed as Uncle Sam and singing "God Bless America;" featured a segment with Triple H and Michaels in which Michaels said he was part of something big and was liked and respected at his new job, with the little girl coming by, saying his food sucked, and then threw it in his face; Michaels then said he was really good and his new chef job, just as his grill shot up in flames behind him; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com had more unique visitors, visits, and page views than Nascar.com, SI.com, NHL.com, NFL.com, and UFC.com; featured a look at Jeremy Piven hosting Raw the previous week and his appearances since on 'Regis & Kelly' and 'The Jimmy Fallon Show;' included footage from earlier in the day of Triple H and Michaels in which Triple H said he wanted Michaels with him at Summer Slam, with Michaels saying he thought it was called Summer Fest; moments later, Michaels' manager walked in and yelled at Michaels for screwing up all day before Michaels superkicked him; the two then led the crowd in saying "Suck it," with an old woman in the cafeteria line saying the line instead; the little girl then appeared, with Michaels then superkicking her off screen; Michaels then caused a fire in the kitchen and yelled that he quit, then walked off with Triple H; featured the results of the WWE.com poll in which 51% of the fans agreed Slaughter won his WWE World Title by beating the Warrior, with 16% saying Savage, and 23% saying Hogan; included a promo by Slaughter in which he thanked the fans for letting him have some fun at their expense and said he had a special guest, then introducing him as "the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be;" Bret Hart's music then began to play, with Jim Duggan coming out instead waving the American flag and Slaughter chanting "USA;" featured the announcement ECW World Champion Christian would appear the following night on ECW as part of 'The Abraham Washington Show;' included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Jericho regarding his upcoming match against John Cena, during which he noted he lived in Calgary for 7 years and would dedicate his win to Calgary; moments later, Show appeared and complained about Orton walking out of his match, with Jericho then insulting Calgary, saying it stinked, and making fun of the Canadians' intelligence until Matthews chimed in and told Jericho the cameras were still rolling; featured the announcement John Morrison would face CM Punk Friday on Smackdown!; included the announcement Freddie Prinze Jr. would host the following week's show:
Gail Kim defeated Beth Phoenix, Alicia Fox, and Kelly Kelly at 4:10 by pinning Fox with a modified jawbreaker; stipulations stated the winner would earn a WWE Divas Title match; during the introductions, Lilian Garcia accidentally introduced Alicia Fox as "Alicia Keys" (debut of Fox's move)
Jack Swagger pinned Evan Bourne with the gutwrench powerbomb at 2:47; after the match, Swagger took the mic and bragged about the win until MVP came out, said he wasn't blessed with a trust fund like Swagger, but he was blessed with the ability to beat him in the ring; MVP then challenged Swagger to a match for later in the show, with Swagger then saying it might happen the following week; MVP then shoved Swagger to the mat, with Swagger then rolling out to the floor and leaving ringside
The Calgary Kid defeated Eugene in a contract on a pole match at 1:20; stipulations stated the winner would earn a contract on Raw; after the bout, the masked Kid helped Eugene to his feet only to drop him with the Skull Crushing Finale, then unmasked himself as Mike Mizanin; moments later, Mizanin announced himself as the winner and said he was awesome (Eugene's surprise return after a 2-year absence; his last appearance)
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via count-out in a non-title match at 6:05 when Orton refused to return to the ring after avoiding Show's punch
MVP pinned Chris Masters at 2:30 by reversing the full nelson into the Playmaker; after the bout, Jack Swagger appeared in the aisle, distracting MVP so Masters could apply the full nelson on him; moments later, as the hold was applied, Swagger climbed in the ring, yelled in MVP's face, and then dropped him with the gutwrench powerbomb
Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Mark Henry & Hornswoggle at 2:40 when Dibiase pinned Hornswoggle with Dream Street; prior to the bout, Chavo Guerrero Jr. came out on the entrance stage, said he was supposed to find a tag team partner to face Henry & Hornswoggle, but that his injury from the previous week hadn't healed; Guerrero then said he found a team to face Henry & Hornswoggle in his absence, with Rhodes & Dibiase then appearing; after the bout, Dibiase & Rhodes cut a promo from the entrance stage regarding the reformation of DX and said they would be happy to face them at Summer Slam
John Cena defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho via disqualification at 6:49 when WWE World Champion Randy Orton slid in the ring as Jericho was caught in the STFU; moments later, Cena stared at Orton, allowing Jericho to drop Cena with the Code Breaker; Jericho then went after Orton, with Orton tossing Jericho to the floor; WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show then appeared and laid out Orton, with Sgt. Slaughter then appearing and saying Cena & Orton would face Jericho & Show the following week; Cena & Orton then knocked Show to the floor with a double clothesline, with Cena then hoisting Jericho up for the FU and Orton adding to the move by dropping Jericho with the RKO at the same time; Cena and Orton then stared at each other as the show ended

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Red Deer, Alberta - ENMAX Cetrium - August 10, 2009
Layla served as hostess for the show
Dolph Ziggler pinned Tommy Dreamer with the Zig Zag
Melina & Maria defeated defeated Brie & Nikki Bella when Melina scored the pin
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Goldust with the Iron Curtain
Cryme Tyme defeated Mike Knox & Drew McIntyre when JTG pinned McIntyre
ECW World Champion Christian pinned William Regal with a sunset flip off the top
Finlay pinned Tyson Kidd after hitting him with the shilleigh
CM Punk pinned the Great Khali (sub. for WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho) with the springboard clothesline; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Title

WWE @ Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place - August 11, 2009
ECW - featured Gregory Helms conducting a backstage interview with Paul Burchill, alongside Katie Lea, during which Burchill said he refused to be interviewed by a laughing stock and that he knew Helms was the Hurricane; moments later, Burchill punched Helms in the face and continued to assault him before walking off; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE will produce more hours of original TV this year than HBO and Showtime combined; featured extended highlights of the Triple H and Shawn Michaels segment from the previous night's Raw; included a backstage segment with Tiffany, Paul Burchill, and Katie Lea in which the Burchills complained about the Hurricane's interference, with Tiffany agreeing that she would talk with Helms but she didn't take ultimatums from anyone; featured the announcement John Morrison would face CM Punk Friday on Smackdown!; included a segment of the Abraham Washington Show in which Washington noted Canada's favorite sport included white guys beating a black object with sticks and then wished Hulk Hogan a happy birthday; moments later, Washington brought out ECW World Champion Christian as his guest to review his previous week's extreme rules match against Tommy Dreamer; moments later, Christian said the two were still friends and threatened to bring a dentist on Washington's show the following week to put the teeth back in his mouth; Washington then introduced William Regal as the new #1 contender to the title; after Regal appeared, he told Christian to keep an eye on what he does to Dreamer in the main event:
Shelton Benjamin pinned Zack Ryder at 3:10 with Paydirt after hitting a powerbomb in the corner, with Ryder landing back-first against the top turnbuckle
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Kevin Brooks with the Iron Curtain at 1:10; after the match, Ezekiel Jackson appeared, stared at Kozlov, and then dropped Brooks with a uranage; moments later, Kozlov dropped Brooks with a second Iron Curtain; moments later, the crowd chanted "One more time"
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) via disqualification at 2:06 when Katie Lea whipped Tatsu with her belt as he ran the ropes; Brie & Nikki Bella served as guest ring announcers for the bout; prior to the match, it was noted Triple H would appear on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" later in the night; after the contest, Burchill assaulted Tatsu in the ring until the Hurricane's theme music began; moments later, the Hurricane came out of the crowd and off the top rope onto Burchill, eventually clearing he and Katie Lea from the ring; the Hurricane and Tatsu then shook hands
Tyler Reks pinned Tom James with a springboard dropkick at 1:26; Reks booed by some during the bout
William Regal pinned Tommy Dreamer
Smackdown! - included an opening in-ring promo by CM Punk regarding his upcoming TLC match against World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy at Summer Slam, during which Punk said Teddy Long's claim that the TLC match is Hardy's speciality is wrong because he himself has won back-to-back ladder matches at WrestleMania and that he proved the week before that he could take Hardy out with a chair; moments later, Long appeared and said, despite Hardy's injury, the champion would be at Summer Slam and he was also in the building; Long then said Punk would face John Morrison later in the show; Hardy eventually came out and said he would beat Punk at Summer Slam; featured a backstage segment in which Long received a call from Vince McMahon who said he wanted Hardy in a match later in the show against David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd in a handicap match; featured footage of Kane shooting video of he and Runjin Singh, tied up backstage, in which Singh said he he was being held because of his association with the Great Khali but was being treated fairly; included a "Did you know?" segment which read more than seven times as many people watched the previous week's episode on "MyNetTV" than ESPN; featured a vignette of R Truth; included a backstage segment with Maria and Melina in which they spoke about Dolph Ziggler; moments later, Layla interrupted and told Melina that WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool was coming back the following week; featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA; included a backstage segment in which the the Great Khali came to the rescue of Singh only to be attacked from behind by Kane; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read that in addition to one million women, more men watched the previous week's show than any show on ABC, NBC, FOX, or CBS; included extended highlights of the Triple H and Shawn Michaels segment from the previous Monday's Raw:
Dolph Ziggler pinned Finlay with the jumping reverse bulldog at 8:50 after Mike Knox, who appeared ringside early in the match, hit Finlay in the leg with his own shillelagh behind the referee's back; after the bout, Knox assaulted Finlay in and out of the ring before hitting a side slam onto the ring steps; Knox then cut a promo on Finlay before throwing the mic down on him
CM Punk pinned John Morrison at 13:39 with the Go To Sleep after a series of knees to the midsection as Morrison was in a Tree of Woe
Melina pinned Layla with the standing legdrop at 3:37; during Layla's introduction, video was shown from backstage of Kane holding Runjin Singh hostage, during which Singh revealed the Great Khali was his brother
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show (w/ WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho) defeated JTG (w/ Shad Gaspard) via KO at 3:27 with the Camel Clutch following the chokeslam; prior to the bout, Cryme Tyme cut an in-ring promo regarding their upcoming match at Summer Slam against Jericho & Show, during which they said it didn't matter who Jericho & Show had beaten in the past; Jericho provided guest commentary for the match; moments before the finish, Jericho rammed Shad into the ringpost and rejoined the commentary team; after the bout, Jericho & Show celebrated in the ring until Shad knocked Show to the floor
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy in a non-title handicap match at 5:02 when Kidd scored the pin following a modified Hart Attack; after the match, CM Punk came out and attacked Hardy until John Morrison ran out, knocked Punk to the floor, and fought Kidd & Smith; moments later, Punk hit Morrison across the back with a steel chair, put Jeff's head in the chair, and attempted to ram him into the ringpost until Matt Hardy made the save; Matt and Morrison then cleared the ring; eventually, Matt and Jeff were left alone in the ring, with Matt helping his brother to his feet; moments later, Teddy Long was shown watching backstage; Vince McMahon then walked in and asked Long what he planned for next week, with Long saying it would be Morrison & the Hardys against Punk, Kidd, & Smith the following week

WWE Superstars - 8/13/09 - featured a segment of "Ask the Divas" in which Natalya Neidhart, Mickie James, Layla, and Melina were asked how to get a girl to back off and not liking a friend's new boyfriend; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com received more unique visitors, visits, and page views the past month than NASCAR.com, SI.com, NHL.com, UFC.com, and NFL.com; featured a vignette on Kane:
John Morrison pinned David Hart Smith (w/ Natalya Neidhart) with the Flying Chuck and Starship Pain at 11:15; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided commentary for the bout; prior to the match it was announced Morrison would face CM Punk the following night on Smackdown!; Smith was heavily cheered and Morrison received some boos following the win
Goldust pinned Sheamus with an inside cradle at 11:40; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match (Sheamus' first TV loss)
Carlito & Rosa Mendes defeated WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston & WWE Divas Champion Mickie James at 6:01 when Carlito pinned Kingston with a Back Stabber off the top; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match

WWE (Raw) @ Cedar Rapids, IA - US Cellular Center - August 14, 2009 (3,500)
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James & Gail Kim defeated Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes
Evan Bourne defeated Alex Riley
Mike Mizanin defeated Jamie Noble
Santino Marella defeated Carlito
Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Primo Colon
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Jack Swagger
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Triple H and WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show

WWE (Raw) @ Peoria, IL - Civic Center - August 15, 2009
Santino Marella pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Jamie Noble pinned Alex Riley
Mike Mizanin pinned Primo Colon
Evan Bourne pinned Jack Swagger
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Carlito
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James & Gail Kim defeated Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes when Gail pinned Rosa
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show pinned MVP with the chokeslam; after the bout, Jack Swagger attacked MVP
Triple H & Mark Henry defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes when Triple H pinned Rhodes

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Mankato, MN - Alltel Center - August 15, 2009 (3,000)
Finlay defeated Mike Knox
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
Melina & Maria deeated Brie & Nikki Bella
Dolph Ziggler defeated R-Truth
Cryme Tyme & Eve defeated Natalya Neidhart, David Hart Smith, & Tyson Kidd
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated John Morrison
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Tommy Dreamer, Shelton Benjamin, and William Regal
The Great Khali defeated Kane in a lumberjack match

WWE (Raw) @ Cape Girardeau, MO - Show Me Center - August 16, 2009 (matinee)
Santino Marella defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Primo Colon defeated Alex Reilly
The Miz defeated Jamie Noble
Evan Bourne defeated Jack Swagger
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Carlito
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James & Gail Kim defeated Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show defeated MVP
John Cena, Triple H, & Mark Henry defeated WWE Champion Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes

WWE @ Sioux City, IA - Tyson Events Center - August 16, 2009 (matinee)

WWE @ Lincoln, NE - Pershing Center - August 17, 2009

WWE @ St. Louis, MO - Scotttrade Center - August 17, 2009
Raw - featured an opening segment in which Lilian Garcia introduced Freddie Prinze Jr. as the guest host of the show, with Prinze talking about the WWE action figures, Coliseum Videos, and ice cream bars he grew up with; Prinze then said both the WWE Divas and US titles would be at stake later in the show; moments later, a character dressed as the killer in "I Know What You Did Last Summer" then walked out, with the man then revealing himself as Santino Marella and saying he wanted Prinze to put him in a movie; Marella said he could do more than just horror movies, then proceeded to put on a wig, glasses, and baggy clothes to show how he could go from a nerd to a hot guy, ala "She's All That;" Marella then went to the floor and began to interrogate Garcia as though he was doing a scene in "24;" Marella then told Prinze to call Keifer Sutherland and his wife "the werewolf killer" to help him get a job, with Prinze then telling him to go backstage and practice for the next 2 hours, with Santino then running off; Prinze began to talk about the night's scheduled main event, with WWE World Champion Randy Orton interrupting and saying he refused to be in a tag team with John Cena later in the show and didn't feel like competing at all; Prinze then said he wasn't going to let the fans down in Orton's own hometown, with Orton saying he could care less what the fans in St. Louis thought of him; Prinze responded by saying he wasn't going to be bullied and that the match would take place as scheduled, with Orton dropping Prinze with a modified neckbreaker; moments later, as some in the crowd chanted "RKO," referees and trainers tended to Prinze in the ring; following the commercial break, it was noted Prinze had been taken for medical treatment; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more teens (12-17) watched the previous week's show than the Teen Choice Awards on Fox; featured a video package recapping DX's antics dating back to 1997; included a WWE.com poll question which asked whether Cena & Orton could defeat WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show later in the night; featured footage recapping Triple H going to Texas to bring Michaels back to the WWE; included footage of DX's limo arriving to the arena, with Triple H having to drag Michaels out of the car until he finally agreed to come with; moments later, Jillian Hall, alongside Alicia Fox, began singing the DX theme until Triple H put a trash can over her head; Marella then appeared asking them where the bomb was, with Michaels dropping him with the superkick; DX eventually went out to the ring and began to cut an in-ring promo until they were attacked from behind by Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes; Triple H made a brief comeback but both he and Michaels were assaulted, with Rhodes hitting Triple H and Michaels in the head with Michaels' own boot; Dibiase then took the mic and told Triple H that, yes, they were ready; featured an ad promoting the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania Aug. 29 on NBC; included the announcement Prinze had returned to the arena; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Cena regarding teaming with Orton in the main event, with Jericho & Show interrupting and implying Cena might not make it to Summer Slam; included the announcement Floyd Mayweather would host the following week's show; featured the results of the poll in which 76% of fans polled said Cena & Orton could beat Jericho & Show:
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Carlito (w/ Rosa Mendes) at 9:21 with the spin kick to the face after blocking an attempt at the Back Stabber
Mike Mizanin pinned Evan Bourne with a reversal into the Skull Crushing Finale at 4:10; prior to the bout, Miz cut an in-ring promo saying he was banned from Raw 2 weeks earlier and was in the midst of making a huge turnaround, then said he was after WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston (the debut of the finisher)
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James pinned Gail Kim at 3:25 after Kim botched a DDT bump and the Mick Kick
MVP defeated Jack Swagger via disqualification at 1:04 when Swagger refused to let MVP out of the corner as he repeatedly punched him; after the bout, MVP attacked Swagger and cleared him from the ring
Hornswoggle pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a falls count anywhere match at 2:23 when, after chasing Hornswoggle backstage, Guerrero opened a door and was knocked out by a pail that swung down and hit him in the head; earlier in the bout, Guerrero questioned Primo Colon about which way Hornswoggle went backstage; after the match, Guerrero confronted Mark Henry but Henry said the pail wasn't his doing, with Macaulay Culkin then appearing
John Cena & Randy Orton defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show in a non-title lumberjack match at around the 10-minute mark when Cena pinned Jericho with the FU after knocking Show off the apron; the lumberjack stipulation was not added until, after the entrances, Freddie Prinze Jr. came out and said he had handpicked lumberjacks that didn't like Orton, stemming from Orton attacking Prinze earlier in the show; lumberjacks for the bout included Mark Henry, MVP, Jamie Noble, Primo Colon, WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston, and Evan Bourne; immediately after the match, Orton dropped Cena with the RKO; moments later, Jericho & Show fought off the lumberjacks until Cena eventually cleared both men from the ring (the bout began during the commercial break)

WWE @ Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center - August 18, 2009
ECW - featured Courtney Taylor conducting a backstage interview with Tommy Dreamer regarding his tag team match with ECW World Champion Christian against William Regal & Vladimir Kozlov later in the show; moments later, Regal walked in and shared words with Dreamer, with Kozlov then attacking Dreamer from behind and holding him up so Regal could lay him out with the knee to the head (Taylor's debut); included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWEClassics.com has more than 1,500 matches from WWE, ECW, NWA, AWA, WCW, and WCCW; featured a backstage segment in which trainers and Christian tended to Dreamer backstage; included a segment of the Abraham Washington Show in which Washington said he would be seeing the top names in his industry when WWE came to Los Angeles later in the week for Summer Slam and then introduced Goldust as his guest; moments later, the two discussed Goldust's feud with Sheamus; after Goldust began having his ticks, Washington assumed it was Ashton Kutcher behind trying to get Washington punk'd; Goldust then reminded everyone that he was eletrocuted years earlier; Washington eventually brought out Sheamus as his second guest for the night, with Sheamus then appearing and saying Goldust's win over him the previous week wouldn't be repeated; the two then faced off for several moments as Washington closed the segment; featured Taylor conducting a backstage interview with Tiffany in which she said Dreamer had a concussion and Christian could choose anyone else on the roster to replace Dreamer in the main event; included an ad promoting "The Rise and Fall of WCW;" featured a backstage segment with Christian and Tiffany in which Christian said he wanted to take Regal & Kozlov on himself; moments later, someone came into Tiffany's office off camera, with Christian saying he would be a good fit for a partner; included an ad promoting the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania Aug. 29 on NBC:
The Hurricane pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) with the Eye of the Hurricane at 11:00
Zack Ryder pinned Yoshi Tatsu at 3:04 by lifting his knee to block a springboard elbow drop; after the match, Ryder took the mic and said "Woo Woo Woo, you know it"
William Regal & Vladimir Kozlov defeated ECW World Champion Christian & Ezekiel Jackson (mystery partner, sub. for Tommy Dreamer) when Regal pinned Christian after Jackson dropped his partner with the uranage; after the match, Kozlov dropped Christian with the Iron Curtain and Jackson again dropped Christian with the uranage; moments later, Regal, Jackson, & Kozlov celebrated in the ring
Smackdown! - featured an ad promoting the WrestleMania 25 TV special the following Saturday on NBC; included Josh Mathews conducting a backstage sit-down interview with Matt Hardy in which he said everything he did to World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy was a huge mistake and the biggest he's ever made in his life; Matt then said Jeff was willing to forgive him and they were both ready to get past it and move on; featured an in-ring promo by Kane regarding his upcoming match at Summer Slam against the Great Khali, during which Kane said he wasn't afraid of Khali but Khali should be afraid of him; moments later, Khali came out, brawled with Kane, and eventually cleared him from the ring with a chair; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com received more unique visitors, visits, and page views the past month than NASCAR.com, SI.com, NHL.com, UFC.com, and NFL.com; featured an in-ring promo by Jeff - with the ring surrounded by ladders - in which he said he and Matt were finally at peace and then cut a promo on facing CM Punk at Summer Slam in the TLC match; during the segment, Jeff climbed up and sat at the top of a ladder in the ring; moments later, Punk interrupted, said Jeff was probably drunk, and that TLC would be Hardy's last match; he then said him winning at Summer Slam would prove that straight edge was the right path and then said "Straight edge means I'm better than you;" after the two traded words, Punk attempted to tip Hardy off the ladder, with Hardy then dropping Punk with the Twist of Fate and leaving the ring; included a backstage segment of "Word Up" with Cryme Tyme, Jesse, and Eve in which Jesse motivated Cryme Tyme after their loss earlier in the show; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding his title defense against Dolph Ziggler at Summer Slam; included an in-ring segment in which Jim Ross & Todd Grisham ran down the card for Summer Slam; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE superstars had visited 200 military installations, bases, hospitals, aircraft carriers, and submarines in the past 5 years:
Dolph Ziggler, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. & Cryme Tyme at 13:01 when Ziggler pinned Mysterio after Show punched Mysterio in the face after Mysterio hit the 619 on Jericho
Finlay defeated Mike Knox via disqualification at 5:24 when referee Mike Chioda stopped the match when Knox refused his orders to stop punching Finlay in the face; prior to the bout, Knox - wearing glasses - cut an insert promo on Finlay; after the contest, Finlay hit Knox with the shillelagh but Knox then kicked him in the face and hit him in the head with the steel ring steps
Melina & Maria defeated Natlya Neidhart & Layla at 2:41 when Melina pinned Natlaya with the sunst flip / powerbomb; WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool provided guest commentary for the match; mid-way through the bout, Melina shoved McCool down on the floor
World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, & John Morrison defeated CM Punk, Tyson Kidd, & David Hart Smith (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 19:10 when Matt pinned Punk with the Twist of Fate after Jeff dropped Punk throat-first across the top rope

WWE Superstars - 8/20/09; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read visitors of WWEUniverse.com spend more time on the site per visit than Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter; included an ad for "The Rise and Fall of WCW;" featured the announcement that World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, & John Morrison would face CM Punk, Tyson Kidd, & David Hart Smith the following night on Smackdown!; included a "Do not try this at home" PSA; featured a vignette of John Morrison:
Beth Phoenix pinned Kelly Kelly with the Glam Slam at 4:59; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match Shelton Benjamin pinned Tyler Reks with the Paydirt at 3:25; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
R Truth pinned Charlie Haas with the Lie Detector at 3:22; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided commentary for the match
Mark Henry defeated Chris Masters via count-out at 5:54 when Masters left ringside after sustaining the powerslam; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match

WWE @ Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Plaza - August 22, 2009

WWE @ Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Plaza - August 23, 2009

Summer Slam 09 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - August 23, 2009 (matinee) (14,116; announced at 17,129; sell out)
Beth Phoenix won a 15-diva battle royal; other participants included: Natalya Neidhart, Layla, Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella, Katie Lea, Eve, Jillian Hall, Maria, WWE Divas Champion Mickie James, Melina, Alicia Fox, Kelly Kelly, and ?; Chavo Guerrero Jr. was the guest referee for the bout; eliminations shown: Rosa by Maria; Jillian by Mickie; Maria & Gail by a Bella; Melina and Mickie were both eliminated when both fell off the apron while fighting each other; Guerrero eliminated both Eve and Kelly as they tried to throw out Phoenix; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match; after the contest, all the babyface divas ganged up on Guerrero, with Hornswoggle appearing moments later and hitting the frog splash as the divas held Guerrero down on the mat; Hornswoggle then danced in the ring with the divas; only highlights of the match were shown on DVD (Summer Slam 09)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Todd Grisham & Jim Ross on commentary for Smackdown!, Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, and Josh Mathews & Matt Striker on commentary for ECW; included Josh Mathews conducting a backstage interview with MVP and Jack Swagger regarding their upcoming match and the cultural differences between the two; featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA; Luke Perry, Maria Menounos, Slash, and Robert Patrick were shown in the crowd; included a video package highlighting the celebrity hosts of Raw over the past six weeks; featured Nancy O'Dell, of "Access Hollywood," conducting an interview in the crowd with Freddie Prinze Jr. regarding WWE World Champion Randy Orton attacking him the previous week on Raw; included an ad promoting Breaking Point; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with CM Punk in which Punk showed off a screenplay he picked up over the weekend from someone who wrote a Jeff Hardy bio pic; Punk then said he was the only real person in Los Angeles and insulted the celebrity culture; included footage of Vince McMahon's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; featured an ad promoting the WrestleMania 25 NBC special the following Saturday; included footage of Triple H, World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy, WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston, Cryme Tyme, Triple H, Roddy Piper, WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Batista, Nikki & Brie Bella, the Big Show, Maria, John Cena, Matt Hardy, and others taking part in charitable events and Summer Slam Axxess over the course of the week in Los Angeles:
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Dolph Ziggler at 12:27 by reversing a gutbuster off the top into a hurricanrana; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "619" and "Let's go Ziggler" (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010)
MVP pinned Jack Swagger with the Drive By and Playmaker at 6:24 after lifting his knees to block a bomb off the ropes
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated Cryme Tyme at 9:45 when Jericho pinned JTG when Show punched JTG in the face after the challenger reached the ropes to break the Walls of Jericho; prior to the bout, Jericho & Show cut an in-ring promo in which they claimed they noted the celebrities in attendance and then said they were the biggest stars in the building
Kane pinned the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) at 5:59 with a dropkick to the knee and DDT after dragging Singh into the ring and shoving him into Khali
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes at 20:02 when Michaels pinned Rhodes with the superkick; prior to the bout, a military jeep with several soldiers came out, with the soldiers firing their weapons into the air and running off; Triple H & Michaels then appeared on the top of a tank (Michaels' first match in 5 months) (WWE Superstar Collection: Shawn Michaels)
ECW World Champion Christian pinned William Regal (w/ Vladimir Kozlov & Ezikiel Jackson) with the Killswitch at the 10-second mark before Regal could get his jacket off; after the bout, both Kozlov and Jackson assaulted Christian before Regal locked the champion in the Regal Stretch
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned John Cena with the RKO at 20:45; prior to the bout, Cena gave his hat to Robert Patrick sitting in the crowd; during the match, there were dueling chants of "Let's go Cena" and "Let's go Orton;" Cena originally won the match via disqualification at 13:30 after shoving referee Scott Armstrong, with Lillian Garcia then announcing that Orton was the winner "and new WWE Champion;" moments later, she stated Vince McMahon had ordered for the match to continue and that Cena would win the title if Orton was disqualified; Orton then got himself counted-out at 17:03, with Lillian then saying the match would again continue and if Orton was counted-out again then he would lose the title; Orton then pinned Cena with his feet on the ropes at 18:07 but another referee came out, told the initial referee what happened, and it was ordered to continue; Cena then put Orton in the STFU but a "fan" ran in the ring and jumped on the referee before he was dragged away by security
CM Punk defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy in a TLC match to win the title at 21:35 after knocking Hardy off the top of the ladder; late in the match, Hardy hit a Swanton off the top of a ladder through the ECW announce table, with EMTs then putting Hardy on a backboard; moments later, Hardy pushed them away and continued the match; after the contest, Punk held the title up above Hardy's body until the lights flickered and then went out; when they came back on, the Undertaker was lying in Hardy's spot, with Taker then rising up and dropping Punk with a chokeslam (Taker's surprise return after a 5-month absence) (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010, CM Punk: Best in the World)

WWE @ Las Vegas, NV - Thomas & Mack Center - August 24, 2009 (8,500)
Jamie Noble defeated Alex Riley
Jack Swagger defeated Primo Colon
Mike Mizanin defeated Santino Marella
Raw - featured an opening backstage promo by WWE World Champion Randy Orton, alongside Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes, regarding his win the previous night at Summer Slam over John Cena; Ted then said the fan that ran in during Orton's match was his own brother Brett Dibiase; Orton then said Brett's interference was inexcusable, with Brett then saying he was sorry; Rhodes then said Orton would have won regardless of the interference; included an in-ring promo by Vince McMahon in which he said Cena would face Orton in an I Quit match at Breaking Point and that Orton would be stripped of the title should anyone interfere on his behalf; moments later, Triple H & Shawn Michaels came out and noted it was Vince's birthday, with Triple H saying Vince was 84 before correcting himself that it was 74; Vince then admitted he was 64 before Shawn introduced a video package for Vince to the tune of Kenny Rogers' "Through the Years;" halfway through, it cut to Vince singing at the 1987 Slammy Awards followed by Donald Trump shaving his head, altercations with Steve Austin, and other embarassing moments caused by DX; DX then had a cake brought ringside, showgirls, and Cirque du Soleil performers - to which Vince said "Those masks are really gay; an Elvis impersonator then came out, put a pair of sunglasses on Vince, and led the crowd in singing "Happy Birthday;" Big Dick Johnson then came out of the cake and danced in the ring until Vince threw him out to the floor; DX then asked everyone else to get out of the ring so they could give Vince a private gift and acted as though they were going to have something dumped on Vince's head; moments later, Dibiase & Rhodes came through the crowd and brawled with DX before leaving the ring; Orton then appeared at the entrance stage, with Triple H then making a match for later in the night pitting DX & McMahon against Orton, Dibiase, & Rhodes; Vince then said the match would be No DQ and then prompted the crowd to say "Suck it;" featured a video package on Floyd Mayweather, the host of the night; included ads promoting the NBC WrestleMania 25 special the coming Saturday; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than one mollion more viewers watched Raw the previous week than than Monday Night Football on ESPN; included a backstage segment with DX in which, standing beside a cafe, they had to almost yell to put over the "Rise and Fall of WCW" DVD and their new merchandise; moments later, Jillian Hall - as Marilyn Monroe - was shown singing "Happy Birthday" to Vince until he yelled at her to get out; featured a backstage segment with the Dibiases and Rhodes regarding the upcoming main event; moments later, Orton arrived, asked Brett to leave, and then said the match Vince made for the main event would be his last; included a backstage segment with Vince and Mayweather in which Carlito interrupted and said Mayweather was doing a crappy job as guest hosting because he wasn't on the show; Triple H & Michaels then showed up as Vince continued to work out for the main event, with Triple H saying he was going to get busy with Vince's daughter; an angry Vince then punched out Carlito, with Michaels saying "Now that's cool;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWEClassics.com features more than 15,000 matches from WWE, World Class, AWA, WCW, ECW, and the AWA:
Mike Mizanin pinned Santino Marella with the Skull Crushing Finale at 2:05; after the bout, Mizanin took the mic and said he was one step closer to beating Kofi Kingston for the WWE US Title
Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendes, & Alicia Fox defeated WWE Divas Champion Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, & Gail Kim at 2:36 when Fox pinned James with a scissors kick; all the participants wore boxing gear for the bout
MVP & Mark Henry defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champions the Big Show & Chris Jericho in a non-title impromptu match at around the 16-minute mark when MVP pinned Jericho after beind handed a piece of jewelry by Floyd Mayweather and hitting Jericho with it; prior to the bout, footage was shown of the Show vs. Mayweather match at WrestleMania 24; moments later, Show & Jericho said they weren't leaving the ring until Mayweather came out; Mayweather and his entourage, all wearing "Mayweather vs. Marquez Sept. 19, 2009 HBO PPV" shirts, then appeared; Mayweather then said he would take Show out but he had a more important pay-per-view fight to worry about; Jericho then said Mayweather was a great self-promoter but not a great fighter and Juan Marquez would knock him out; after Show again threatened Mayweather, MVP appeared and insulted both Show & Jericho before challenging the champions in a non-title match, with the stipulation that if MVP and his partner won then they would get a title shot at Breaking Point; MVP then introduced Henry as his partner; Mayweather and his enrourage remained ringside for the duration of the bout; after the match, Show carried Jericho backstage as Mayweather celebrated in the ring with the winners
Hornswoggle defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via disqualification in a boxing match at 1:06 when Chavo slammed Hornswoggle; Chavo was forced to wear oversized novelty boxing gloves for the fight; after the contest, Guerrero went to hit the frog splash on Chavo until Evan Bourne made the save and hit the Shooting Star Press
Triple H, Shawn Michaels, & Vince McMahon defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes in a No DQ match at 13:40 when McMahon pinned Orton after John Cena interfered, Michaels hit Orton with the superkick, and Cena followed with the FU

WWE @ Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center - August 25, 2009 (11,392)
Goldust fought Sheamus to a double count-out
ECW - featured an opening in-ring promo by William Regal, alongside Vladimir Kozlov & Ezikiel Jackson, in which he made reference to uniting Kozlov & Jackson before then turning his attention to ECW World Champion Christian; Christian then appeared and repeatedly said he beat Regal in a Summer Slam record-breaking 8 seconds and then started referring to him as Bill; after Christian said he wanted to move on to other challengers that he hadn't already beaten in 8 seconds; Tiffany then appeared and said Regal would have to earn his rematch by beating Christian in a non-title match later in the show; included an ad promoting the NBC WrestleMania 25 special the coming Saturday; featured a backstage segment in which Shelton Benjamon began singing "What a Wonderful World" like Louis Armstrong to Nikki & Brie Bella until Zach Ryder interrupted, with the two having words until Tiffany showed up and said Benjamin & Ryder would face Yoshi Tatsu & Tyler Reks later in the show; included the announcement that the Hurricane would face Paul Burchill Thursday as part of WWE Superstars; featured Courtney Taylor conducting a backstage interview with Burchill & Katie Lea regarding the upcoming match; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com received 50 million page views Monday; featured an ad for "The Rise and Fall of WCW;" included footage of Triple H, World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy, WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston, Cryme Tyme, Triple H, Roddy Piper, WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Batista, Nikki & Brie Bella, the Big Show, Maria, John Cena, Matt Hardy, and others taking part in charitable events and Summer Slam Axxess over the course of the week in Los Angeles:
Goldust fought Sheamus to a double count-out at 2:57 when both men began brawling on the floor; Goldust threw Sheamus into the ring steps just before the 10-count but failed to get back in the ring himself
Yoshi Tatsu & Tyler Reks defeated Shelton Benjamin & Zach Ryder at 3:56 when Tatsu pinned Ryder with a kick to the head after Ryder caused Tatsu and Benjamin to collide, knocking Benjamin to the floor; prior to the bout, Tatsu & Reks cut an insert promo on the match; after the bout, Benjamin dropped Ryder with Paydirt
William Regal (w/ Vladimir Kozlov & Ezikiel Jackson) pinned ECW World Champion Christian in a non-title match with the knee to the head after Kozlov interfered behind the referee's back
Smackdown! - 8/28/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk in which he bragged over his title win over Jeff Hardy at Summer Slam, showed footage of the win, and then said - unlike Hardy and the fans - he wasn't taking any pain killers; Punk then took exception to the Undertaker ruining his celebration at Summer Slam; moments later, Hardy interrupted with the two having words until Punk suggested their steel cage match later in the night be a loser leaves the WWE match; after Hardy agreed, Teddy Long appeared at the entrance stage, made the match official, and said the winner would defend the title against the Undertaker in a submission match at Breaking Point; included the announcement Taker would return to Smackdown! the following week; members of the Arizona Cardinals were shown in the crowd; featured ads promoting the NBC WrestleMania 25 special the following week; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown! was the most watched entertainment program on TV the previous week for men under 65; featured a backstage segment in which Melina told Maria she saw Dolph Ziggler after Summer Slam with another woman, with Maria not believing her; moments later, Ziggler walked up with Maria asking him about the woman; Ziggler admitted he had a woman backstage and then said it was his sister; included an ad promoting "The Rise and Fall of WCW;" featured footage of Triple H, Hardy, WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston, Cryme Tyme, Triple H, Roddy Piper, WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Batista, Nikki & Brie Bella, the Big Show, Maria, John Cena, Matt Hardy, and others taking part in charitable events and Summer Slam Axxess over the course of the week in Los Angeles; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read visitors of WWEUniverse.com spend more time on the site per visit than Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter; featured a view of the University of Phoenix Stadium, home of WrestleMania 26; included a backstage segment with Matt & Jeff Hardy in which Matt said he respected Jeff and gave him a motivational talk heading into the night's main event:
John Morrison & Matt Hardy defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 3:21 when Morrison pinned Smith with Starship Pain after a kick to the head
R Truth fought Drew McIntyre to a no contest when McIntyre attacked Truth before the bout and laid him out with a double arm DDT; after the bout, McIntyre took the mic and said the party was over
Melina pinned Layla at 1:29 with the legdrop / split; prior to the bout, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool - on crutches - cut a promo at ringside about Melina injuring her knee and forcing her out of action; McCool remained ringside for the duration of the match; after the contest, Melina knocked McCool down on the floor
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Kane via disqualification in a non-title match when Kane, against orders of referee Mike Chioda, twice rammed Mysterio into the ringpost on the floor; after the bout, the Great Khali appeared and knocked Kane to the floor, with Runjin Singh and Khali then beating Kane with a Singapore cane all the way backstage; moments later, Dolph Ziggler attacked Mysterio in the ring
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated Cryme Tyme in a non-title match at 8:42 when Show pinned Shad with the right hand punch; the bout was originally Jericho vs. Shad Gaspard but turned into a tag team match at the 2-minute mark when both men outside the ring became involved; moments later, Teddy Long came out and told the referee to keep the match going as a tag bout
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated Jeff Hardy in a steel cage match at 20:51 after knocking the challenger off the top, hitting the ropes on the way down, and then escaping over the top of the cage; Punk's shoulder was heavily taped for the match; stipulations stated the loser would have to leave WWE; after Punk went backstage; Hardy took the mic, apologized if he let anyone down, thanked the fans, and said he was not saying goodbye forever; Jeff then noted that Matt Hardy was still on Smackdown! and took a final bow before leaving the ring; as he went backstage, Hardy took off his shirt and arm bands and threw them into the crowd; once he reached the top of the stage, Punk came back out and hit Hardy in the head with the title belt, knocking him out (Hardy's last appearance) (Jeff Hardy: My Life My Rules, The Greatest Cage Matches of All Time)
Dark match after the taping: John Cena, Shawn Michaels, & Triple H defeated Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes

WWE Superstars - 8/27/09 - featured a segment of "Ask the Divas" regarding where they would go on a perfect date and what signs men should look for to see if a girl likes them, with comments from WWE Divas Champion Mickie James, Rosa Mendes, Gail Kim, and Beth Phoenix; included a backstage segment in which Gregory Helms was shown walking into a room and then emerging as the Hurricane; featured an ad promoting "The Rise and Fall of WCW;" included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE will create more original TV hours this year than Showtime and HBO combined; featured a vignette on the Undertaker; included an ad promoting the NBC WrestleMania 25 special that Saturday:
Jack Swagger pinned Primo Colon with the gutwrench powerbomb at 12:06 after avoiding a springboard into the ring and hitting a clothesline; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match; after the bout, Swagger took the mic away from Lillian Garcia and said he was the only WWE superstar born to be the WWE US Champion and then cut a promo on Kofi Kingston
Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) pinned the Hurricane at 4:51 after dropping Hurricane throat-first across the top rope and following with a roll up after Katie Lea distracted the Hurricane from the floor; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Dolph Ziggler defeated Finlay and Mike Knox at 13:29 by pinning Knox after Finlay dropped Knox with the Celtic Cross and Ziggler threw Finlay shoulder-first into the ringpost; stipulations stated the winner would challenge WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. at Breaking Point; prior to the match, Ziggler cut an in-ring promo in which he said Mysterio's win over him at Summer Slam was a fluke and he was taking the title; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided commentary for the match

- 8/28/09: WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. was suspended 30 days for violating the wellness policy.

WWE (Raw) @ Cadillac, MI - Wexford County Civic Center - August 28, 2009 (1,900; sell out)
Evan Bourne defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Primo Colon defeated Alex Riley
Chris Masters defeated Santino Marella
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James, Gail Kim, & Kelly Kelly defeated Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendes, & Alicia Fox
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Mike Mizanin, Jack Swagger, and Carlito
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show defeated Mark Henry
Triple H & John Cena defeated Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr.

WWE (Raw) @ Flint, MI - Perani Arena & Event Center - August 29, 2009 (4,500; sell out)
The return to the city after a 3-year absence; Jillian Hall hosted the show
Evan Bourne pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Shooting Star Press after Hornswoggle interfered
Primo Colon pinned Alex Riley with a springboard crossbody
Chris Masters defeated Santino Marella via submission with the full nelson
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James, Gail Kim, & Kelly Kelly defeated Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendes, & Alicia Fox when Mickie pinned Fox
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Mike Mizanin, Jack Swagger, and Carlito by pinning Carlito with the spin kick to the head
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show pinned Mark Henry with the right hand punch
Triple H & John Cena defeated Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. when Cena pinned Dibiase with the FU after Triple H dropped Rhodes with the Pedigree

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Ocean City, MD - Roland Powell Convention Center - August 29, 2009
Sheamus defeated Tyler Reks
Cryme Tyme defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith
John Morrison pinned Dolph Ziggler with the Starship Pain
William Regal, Vladimir Kozlov, & Ezekiel Jackson defeated Tommy Dreamer, Yoshi Tatsu, & the Hurricane when Regal pinned Tatsu with the knee to the head; Tiffany was the guest ring announcer for the match and chose a young fan from the crowd to be her assistant
The Great Khali defeated Kane via disqualification when Kane used a kendo stick
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk pinned WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. with the Go To Sleep; after the bout, Mysterio hit Punk with the 619

WWE (Raw) @ Valparaiso, IN - Athletics-Rec Center - August 30, 2009 (matinee) (4,000)
Angela Fong was the ring announcer for the show; Jillian Hall was the host for the show
Evan Bourne defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. after Hornswoggle interfered
Primo Colon defeated Alex Riley
Chris Masters defeated Santino Marella
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James, Gail Kim, & Kelly Kelly defeated Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendes, & Alicia Fox
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Mike Mizanin, Jack Swagger, and Carlito
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show defeated Mark Henry
Triple H & John Cena defeated Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr.

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Johnstown, PA - Cambria County War Memorial Arena - August 30, 2009 (matinee)
Cryme Tyme defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith
John Morrison pinned Dolph Ziggler with the Starship Pain
William Regal, Vladimir Kozlov, & Ezekiel Jackson defeated Tommy Dreamer, Yoshi Tatsu, & Tyler Reks when Regal pinned Tatsu with the knee to the head; Tiffany was the guest ring announcer for the match and chose a young fan from the crowd to be her assistant
The Great Khali defeated Kane via disqualification when Kane used a kendo stick
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk pinned WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. with the Go To Sleep; after the bout, Mysterio hit Punk with the 619

WWE @ Canton, OH - Civic Center - August 31, 2009

WWE @ Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena - August 31, 2009
Primo Colon pinned Alex Riley
Raw - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Lillian Garcia introduced Dusty Rhodes as the guest host for the night; moments later, Rhodes noted that he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame two years earlier in Detroit and then said John Cena would challenge Cody Rhodes at Breaking Point for the WWE World Title because Cody would challenge WWE World Champion Randy Orton later in the broadcast; Rhodes then said Cena would be the guest referee for the bout and he would be in his son's corner; Orton then appeared and said Dusty was jealous because Cody could look up to Orton more than he could his own father; Orton then questioned what was stopping him from kicking Dusty in the head like he did in 2007, with Cody then coming out and saying he intended on leaving the arena with the world title and that it wasn't personal; included a backstage segment in which a referee was shown speaking with the participants in the upcoming diva battle royal; featured the announcement the Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker match from WrestleMania would air the following night on ECW; included a backstage segment with Triple H, Shawn Michaels, and Dusty, with Dusty saying he would make sure Cody gave one of them a title shot once he wins the WWE World Title; Michaels and Triple H then argued over who should get the match first before shilling "The Rise and Fall of WCW," "American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story," and "The New and Improved DX" DVDs; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read John Cena has granted 140 wishes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, more than any superstar in WWE, NBA, or NFL history; included a backstage segment with Cody and Ted Dibiase Jr. regarding Cody facing Orton later in the show; Orton then walked in and reminded Cody that it wasn't personal, it was just business; included a backstage segment with Dusty, Michaels, and Triple H in which they were shown watching Kevin Nash facing Hulk Hogan at the Georgia Dome - as part of the "Rise and Fall of WCW" DVD - and then discussed the WCW vs. WWF wars of the 90s and how WCW beat the WWF when Michaels was world champion, which Michaels took offense to; moments later, Triple H asked Dusty who's idea it was to take a no talent like Marc Mero and dress him up like Little Richard, with Dusty admitting it was him; featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA; included a backstage segment with Dusty, Michaels, & Triple H in which Triple H asked why the Shockmaster wasn't on the WCW DVD; after Triple H described what it was, someone was heard saying Triple H and Michaels' names in a Shockmaster tone; someone playing the Shockmaster then fell through a wall, with Arn Anderson being revealed as providing the voice; after Arn ran off, Dusty said "It should have worked!" in relation to the angle; the Shockmaster then revealed himself as Santino Marella, who agreed that he loved the Shockmaster; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's show was seen by more than 2 million females, beating every show on The CW, Oxygen, and Lifetime; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Cena regarding his participation in the main event as the guest referee, during which Cena guaranteed victory at Breaking Point; featured the announcement the Michaels vs. Undertaker WrestleMania 25 match would air the following night on ECW; included the announcement Bob Barker would host the following week's Raw:
Beth Phoenix won a 6-diva battle royal by last eliminating Gail Kim at 3:02; other participants included Kelly Kelly, Rosa Mendes, Jillian Hall, and Alicia Fox; stipulations stated the winner would earn a shot at the WWE Divas Title later in the show; order of elimination: Mendes by Beth (0:36); Fox by Gail (1:08); Kelly by Jillian (1:14); Jillian by Gail via a headscissors over the top (2:54); Gail by Beth via a kick as Gail was on the apron
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho pinned MVP with the Code Breaker at 8:47 after kicking out of an inside cradle (The Best of Raw: 2009)
Hornswoggle defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a bullrope match at 1:58 after Evan Bourne distracted Guerrero from ringside; Hornswoggle came out for the match dressed as a cowboy while Guerrero came out dressed as a cow; rules stated the winner would be the one to hogtie his opponent; prior to the bout, the referee made Chavo wear a cow head per Dusty Rhodes orders; after the contest, Guerrero attacked Bourne until Hornswoggle made the save; moments later, Bourne put the cow head on Hornswoggle before he hit the frog splash on Guerrero
Mark Henry defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show via disqualification at 5:15 when Show took off one of the turnbuckle pads and then shoved Henry face-first into it; after the bout, Show landed a right hand punch, knocking Henry to the mat
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Jack Swagger, Mike Mizanin, and Carlito by pinning Carlito with the spin kick to the face at 8:28 after Mizanin hit the Skull Crushing Finale on Swagger and Carlito hit the Back Stabber on Mizanin (The Best of Raw: 2009)
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James pinned Beth Phoenix with a reversal into a DDT at 4:46
Cody Rhodes (w/ Dusty Rhodes) fought WWE World Champion Randy Orton to a no contest when, prior to the bout, Dusty took the mic and told guest referee John Cena that he was sorry, with Orton and Cody then double teaming Cena; following Orton's entrance, the challenger was shown backstage getting a pep talk from his father; moments later, Ted Dibiase Jr. ran in the ring and dropped Cena with Dream Street, with all three men then assaulting Cena; Triple H & Shawn Michaels then ran in to make the save, with Dusty taking off his cowboy boot and hitting Triple H in the head and Cody dropping Michaels with Crossroads; moments later, Orton, Cody, Dusty, and Dibiase raised their arms in victory before Orton dropped Dusty with a RKO; the show then ended with Cody and Orton staring at each other

WWE @ Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena - September 1, 2009 (6,000)
Dolph Ziggler pinned Jimmy Wang Yang
ECW - 9/1/09 - featured a segment of the Abraham Washington Show, with Tony Atlas as the new announcer; moments later, Washington brought out Gregory Helms and questioned him as to whether he is the Hurricane; Helms denied he was the Hurricane and said he came to ECW to be part of the broadcast team; Washington then introduced Paul Burchill, with Katie Lea, with Burchill claiming Helms was a fraud; moments later, the Hurricane appeared on the big screen and challenged Burchill to a match for the following week's show; Burchill then looked at Helms and accepted the challenge; included a look at the Undertaker, with comments from John Cena, Triple H, WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr., and the Big Show about Taker's WrestleMania winning streak; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched the previous week's show than any program on The CW, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, A&E, Adult Swim, and ESPN; included a look at Shawn Michaels, with comments from WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, Mysterio, Triple H, Mysterio, Cena regarding Michaels' performances at WrestleMania; featured an ad promoting "The Rise and Fall of WCW;" included Tiffany introducing a video package recapping the Michaels vs. Taker match from WrestleMania 25, to the tune of Shinedown's "Sound of Madness" and Snow Patrol's "Somewhere A Clock is Ticking;" featured the announcement that ECW World Champion Christian & Tommy Dreamer would face Vladimir Kozlov & Ezikiel Jackson the following week:
Shelton Benjamin pinned Zach Ryder with Paydirt at 3:30
Vladimir Kozlov & Ezikiel Jackson (w/ William Regal) defeated Jim Parks & Mike Tolar at 2:09 when Kozlov pinned Tolar with the Iron Curtain; after the bout, Regal briefly applied the Regal Stretch on Tolar; moments later, ECW World Champion Christian appeared, with Tommy Dreamer joining him on stage; after Regal noted that it's still two on three, Dreamer pulled two sticks out of the back of his shirt, with he and Christian easily clearing Regal, Kozlov, & Jackson from ringside with the weapons
Sheamus pinned Goldust in a No DQ, No Count-out match
Smackdown! - 9/4/09 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk came out to Jeff Hardy's music while dressed up as him; moments later, Punk told the fans to soak it up while they still could because Hardy wasn't coming back and then wiped off his facepaint and took off the wristbands; Punk said he would never miss a show because of an incident at an airport and wouldn't miss WrestleMania because of a failed test; he then brought up the Undertaker and said Taker was no longer a solitary icon on Smackdown!; Punk then said Taker didn't want to face him man to man and instead was going to rely on magic tricks as he always does; he noted he was looking forward to taking Taker on at Breaking Point because he knew he wouldn't submit; Punk then said he was straighter than any line the fans could snort up their nose and harder than any drink; Punk then brought up an anaconda before he was interrupted by Matt Hardy who ran out to the ring and began brawling with Punk until referees broke it up; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more adults ages 18-34 watched the previous week's show than any other entertainment program on broadcast TV; featured a backstage segment with Punk and Teddy Long in which Punk complained of Matt interrupting his time, with Long then making a non-title match between Punk and Matt for later in the show; included a backstage segment with Long and Vince McMahon in which Long was watching "The Rise and Fall of WCW" and Vince applauded Long for sending Jeff out of the WWE; featured a backstage segment with Maria and Eve in which WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, on crutches, interrupted; moments later, Melina walked on screen, with McCool threatening to have Melina arrested if she touched her; after McCool left, Melina asked Maria if she spoke to Dolph after what she told her the previous week; Maria then said she was a big girl and asked Melina to stay out of her business; included an in-ring segment in which R Truth rapped until he was jumped from behind by Drew McIntyre, who dropped Truth with a double arm DDT before taking the mic and saying he wouldn't be overlooked any longer; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE will create more original TV hours this year than Showtime and HBO combined; included Josh Mathews conducting a backstage interview with Matt regarding his upcoming match with Punk:
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) & Finlay defeated Kane & Mike Knox at 9:44 when Finlay pinned Knox after hitting him with the shillelagh as the referee was distracted by Khali fighting Kane on the floor; prior to the bout, it was announced Khali would face Kane in a Singapore Cane match at Breaking Point; Knox cut an insert promo during his entrance regarding Finlay
John Morrison pinned WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. with Starship Pain at 25:20 after avoiding a reverse hurricanrana off the top; during the bout, Dolph Ziggler was shown watching on backstage; after the match, Morrison helped Mysterio to his feet and the two hugged
Maria & Eve defeated Natalya Neidhart & Layla at 4:41 when Eve pinned Layla with a handspring moonsault
Matt Hardy fought World Heavyweight Chamion CM Punk to a no contest at around the 17-minute mark when, moments after Punk hit Hardy with a steel chair on the floor and locked his head in the chair to ram into the ringpost, the lights went out; when they came back on, the Undertaker stood in front of the ringpost, grabbed Punk by the throat, and dropped him with a chokeslam through the announce table

WWE @ Fajardo, Puerto Rico - September 3, 2009

WWE Superstars - 9/3/09 - featured an ad for "The Rise and Fall of WCW;" included a vignette of WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWEClassics.com features more than 15,000 matches from WWE, World Class, AWA, WCW, ECW, and the AWA:
Evan Bourne pinned Chris Masters at 11:50 with the Shooting Star Press after Masters missed a charge in the corner and Bourne hit a knee to the head; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout
William Regal (w/ Vladimir Kozlov & Ezikiel Jackson) pinned Tyler Reks with the running knee to the head at 4:43 after avoiding Reks' springboard clothesline; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match; after the bout, Kozlov dropped Reks with the Iron Curtain and Jackson followed with the uranagi
David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, & Natalya Neidhart defeated Cryme Tyme & Eve at 13:28 when Natalya pinned Eve with a discuss clothesline after avoiding a handspring moonsault; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided commentary for the match

WWE @ Indianapolis, IN - VFW Building - September 3, 2009

WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ Hato Rey, Puerto Rico - Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum - September 4, 2009
Matt Hardy pinned Mike Knox with the Twist of Fate
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool defeated Melina
The Great Khali defeated Kane via disqualification when Kane used a Singapore cane as a weapon
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated Cryme Tyme and David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Tommy Dreamer, Shelton Benjamin, and William Regal
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Dolph Ziggler with Starship Pain
Primo Colon defeated Carlito via submission with the figure-4
The Undertaker & Triple H defeated World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, & Ted Dibiase Jr. when Taker pinned Punk with the tombstone

WWE @ Sioux Falls, SD - Arena - September 4, 2009
Evan Bourne defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. after Hornswoggle interfered
Chris Masters defeated Alex Riley
Sheamus defeated Santino Marella
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Mike Mizanin and MVP
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James & Gail Kim defeated Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes when Mickie pinned Rosa
Mark Henry defeated Jack Swagger
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via disqualification; after the bout, Cena dropped Orton with the FU

WWE @ Arecibo, Puerto Rico - Manuel Iguina Coliseum - September 5, 2009

WWE (Raw) @ St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center - September 5, 2009
Evan Bourne defeated Chavo Guerrerro Jr.
Chris Masters defeated Alex Reilly
Sheamus defeated Santino Marella
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James & Gail Kim defeated Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated MVP and Mike Mizanin
Mark Henry defeated Jack Swagger
Triple H defeated Ted DiBiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes in a handicap match John Cena defeated WWE Champion Randy Orton via disqualification

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Ponce, Puerto Rico - Juan Pachin Vicens Auditorium - September 6, 2009
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated Carlito & Primo Colon
Matt Hardy defeated Mike Knox
The Great Khali defeated Kane via disqualification
Cryme Tyme defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Shelton Benjamin, William Regal, and Tommy Dreamer
Melina & Eve defeated Michelle McCool & Natalya Neidhart
WWE IC Champion John Morrison defeated Dolph Ziggler The Undertaker defeated World Heavyweight Championship CM Punk via disqualification

WWE (Raw) @ Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Coliseum - September 6, 2009
Evan Bourne pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with Air Bourne after Hornswoggle interfered
Chris Masters defeated Alex Riley via submission with the full nelson
Sheamus defeated Santino Marella
Gail Kim & Kelly Kelly defeated Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Mike Mizanin and MVP
Mark Henry defeated Jack Swagger
Triple H defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes in a handicap match
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via disqualification when Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes interfered; after the bout, Triple H made the save

WWE @ Chicago, IL - AllState Arena - September 7, 2009
Raw - featured Howard Finkel introducing Bob Barker as Raw's guest host of the night, with Barker then coming out to "The Price is Right" theme song; after Barker said he needed some contestants, Finkel introduced Santino Marella, Jillian Hall, IRS, and WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho; Finkel then said they would be pricing "The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary" DVD, which was brought out by Rosa Mendes; when asked the price, Marella asked if he could buy a vowel and then said $1,465; Jillian then said she was such a big fan that she wanted to sing a song for Barker, with Jillian singing "I Will Always Love You" until Barker cut her off, with Jillian then pricing $75; IRS then asked whether the price included taxes, then picking $50 to include taxes; when it was Jericho's turn, he refused to speak and instead walked up to Barker, with Barker noting Jericho was pouting and saying Jericho's mother wouldn't be proud of the way he's acting; after Jericho said Barker needed to show him more respect, Barker told the crowd not to boo Jericho because it encourages his bad behavior; after Jericho said the word "one," Barker said that was his bid and told him to go back to his spot in line; Barker then said the retail price was $18.90 and said Jericho was the winner and told him to get in the ring for a chance to win a Hawaii vacation; Nikki & Brie Bella then served as models as Finkel detailed the 5-day trip; Barker then brought out MVP as Jericho's opponent for the match; included a backstage segment in which Kelly Kelly spoke with Barker about the charity the proceeds of his book go to; moments later, Shawn Michaels & Triple H appeared, with Kelly prompting them to spin a wheel to determine their opponents later in the show; Michaels landed on Chris Masters and Triple H landed on WWE World Champion Randy Orton; members of the Chicago White Sox were shown in attendance wearing "Price is Right" name tags; featured an ad promoting Smackdown!'s 10th anniversary Oct. 2; included the announcement Batista would appear the following week to make a major announcement; featured Finkel bringing out the White Sox's AJ Pierzinsky as another contestant and noting the contestants would be pricing the WrestleMania 26 travel package; AJ went with $1,000, IRS went with $2,000, Jillian with $5,000, and Santino with $1,200; Barker then said the retail price was $1,247, with Santino winning; Barker said Santino could win a new hot tub, with the Bellas again acting as models; Santino then ran in the ring and asked if the Bellas came with the hot tub; Barker said no but Santino could only win it in a bodyslam challenge, with WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show then appearing as Santino's opponent; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Barker about his book "Priceless Memories," in which Barker said the most unusual segment was when a woman was called down, ran down wearing a tubetop, and her breasts came out on TV and then talked about the abuse he would get from contestants; featured the announcement Trish Stratus would be the guest host for the next week's show; included an in-ring segment in which Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler ran down some of the matches scheduled for Breaking Point; featured a backstage segment with Barker and Chavo Guerrero Jr. in which Chavo argued he was cheated out of his match earlier in the show and said he wasn't leaving until he was given his car; Chavo then brought up Barker knew karate, with Barker then laying Chavo out with a few chops:
MVP pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho at 11:00 with a roll up after holding onto the ropes to avoid the Code Breaker; stipulations stated Jericho would win a 5-day vacation in Hawaii if he won
Evan Bourne pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 4:19 with a roll up after Guerrero became distracted by Hornswoggle, who came out from under the ring and sprayed Guerrero with a water gun; prior to the bout, Barker appeared on the big screen and said Guerrero would win a new Chevrolet Corvette if he won, with Nikki & Brie Bella appearing as models during the segment
John Cena defeated Cody Rhodes via disqualification at 10:35 when WWE World Champion Randy Orton ran in the ring as Cena had the STFU applied on Rhodes; prior to the bout, Rhodes cut an in-ring promo saying he was still very much a part of Legacy but he didn't agree with what Orton did to his father, Dusty Rhodes, the previous week; Cody then said he chose career over family and when he and Ted Dibiase Jr. beat Triple H & Shawn Michaels at Breaking Point then that would prove he made the right decision; Rhodes then said, as a favor to Orton, he would make Cena tap to win the match; after the bout, Cena cleared Orton from the ring and dropped Rhodes with the FU
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show defeated Santino Marella in a bodyslam challenge at the 17-second mark; stipulations stated Santino would win a hot tub if he won; after the match, Bob Barker introduced Mark Henry as another opponent for Show to try to slam
Mark Henry defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show in a bodyslam challenge at 3:19; after the bout, MVP came out to congratulate Henry on the win Mark Henry defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show in a bodyslam challenge at 3:19; after the bout, MVP came out to congratulate Henry on the win (The Best of Raw: 2009)
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & Chris Masters at 14:03 when Masters submitted to Michaels' figure-4 as Triple H had Orton in a Sharpshooter; after the bout, Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. helped Orton out of the ring, with DX and Legacy then brawling near the entrance stage and then backstage; moments later, a camera showed the four men brawling down the hallway, into the concourse, and eventually outside where Dibiase & Rhodes hijacked a car and left the parking lot; Orton was then shown in the ring where he cut an in-ring promo, saying Legacy would beat DX at Breaking Point and he would beat John Cena; moments later, Cena rushed the ring, with Orton eventually hitting a DDT and following with an RKO onto a steel chair

WWE @ Rockford, IL - Metro Centre - September 8, 2009
ECW - featured Savannah conducting a backstage interview with ECW World Champion Christian & Tommy Dreamer regarding their upcoming match against Vladimir Kozlov, Ezikiel Jackson, & William Regal, during which Christian noted he would defend the title against Regal at Breaking Point (Savannah's debut); included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's show was seen by more male viewers than any program on ESPN, Spike TV, or FX; featured a backstage segment with Tiffany and Tyler Reks in which Regal, alongside Kozlov & Jackson, interrupted; after Reks left, Regal protested the attack he and his men sustained the previous week from Christian & Dreamer and said he would take Christian's belt at Breaking Point:
The Hurricane pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) at 12:18 with the Eye of the Hurricane after Burchill collided with Katie on the apron
Shelton Benjamin & Sheamus defeated Goldust & Yoshi Tatsu at 4:15 when Benjamin pinned Goldust after Sheamus kicked Goldust in the face and Benjamin tagged himself in; after the bout, Sheamus argued with Benjamin over making the cover and tagging himself in; moments later, Sheamus punched Benjamin to the mat with the two then brawling out of the ring until referees broke it up
Zach Ryder pinned Rory Fargo with the Zach Attack at 1:21; prior to the bout, a graphic on the screen said Ryder couldn't wait for the new Backstreet Boys CD
Vladimir Kozlov & Ezikiel Jackson (w/ William Regal) defeated ECW World Champion Christian & Tommy Dreamer
Smackdown! - 9/11/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by the Undertaker in which he said he would take the World Heavyweight Title from CM Punk at Breaking Point in their submission match; moments later, Punk interrupted and said Taker was worse than Jeff Hardy because Taker had preyed on the fans for 20 years, to the point where they actually believed he had magic powers; Punk then said he was stronger than the other men Taker had beaten - Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, and Shawn Michaels - and the only thing he wanted from Taker was him to tap out to the Anaconda Vice; after Punk said the fans would turn to alcohol and pills after Taker taps, he noted he would make Matt Hardy tap out later in the show; Taker finished by telling Punk the fans wouldn't be saying "Just say no" because they would say "Rest in peace;" included a backstage segment with Dolph Ziggler, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, and Layla in which Ziggler was searching for Maria; moments later, McCool - on a crutch - stumbled into Ziggler with Ziggler then helping her up to her feet; after Ziggler left, Layla revealed she got a photo of the incident to make it appear Ziggler was hitting on McCool; featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's show was the #1 entertainmnent program for male viewers, beating all other programs on cable and broadcast TV; featured a backstage segment in which Vince McMahon confronted Teddy Long, reminded him he was on probation, and asked what Long had planned; Long then said he had a big surprise for the following week's show; included an ad for "The Best of Smackdown!: 10th Anniversary;" featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Hardy regarding his upcoming submission match against Punk; included Matthews conducting a backstage segment with R Truth regarding the attacks he's sustained over the past two weeks from Drew McIntyre, with Truth saying he wanted a match with McIntyre; moments later, McIntyre again jumped Truth from behind until he was pulled away by referees; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE programming is translated into 30 languages worldwide; included an in-ring segment in which Todd Grisham & Jim Ross ran down some of the matches for Breaking Point:
Finlay pinned Mike Knox in a Belfast Brawl at 9:47 after hitting him in the head with the shillelagh; prior to the bout, Knox cut an insert promo on the match
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) fought David Hart Smith (w/ Tyson Kidd & Natalya Neidhart) to a no contest when Kane jumped Khali from behind before the match began; moments later, Kane pulled a Singapore cane out from under the ring but Khali fought him off and hit the tree slam
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated Cryme Tyme in a non-title match at 12:01 when Jericho pinned JTG after Show punched JTG in the face as he attempted to skin the cat
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Charlie Haas in a non-title match at 3:23 with Starship Pain after kicking Haas in the head to knock him off the top; after the bout, Morrison took the mic, showed footage of him winning the belt the previous week, thanked Rey Mysterio Jr. for giving him a title shot, and offered Mysterio a title shot anytime he wanted; moments later, Dolph Ziggler interrupted, claimed he earned his title match and Morrison didn't, and wanted a shot at Morrison; Morrison offered Ziggler an immediate title shot but Ziggler turned it down, with Morrison then prompting the crowd to chant "Mr. Ziggles" to mock Ziggler's name
Layla (w/ WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool) pinned Melina at 3:02 after McCool hit Melina with her crutch behind the referee's back
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated Matt Hardy in a non-title submission match at 13:44 when Hardy tapped out to the Anaconda Vice; after the bout, the lights went out; when they came back on, Punk no longer had possession of the title belt and the Undertaker - who was at the entrance stage - had it

WWE Superstars - 9/10/09 - featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE Superstars was WGN America's #1 show for all of last week; included a vignette of Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes; featured an ad promoting Smackdown!'s 10-year anniversary Oct. 2:
Kane pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with the chokeslam at 2:14; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided commentary for the match; after the contest, Kane assaulted Wang with a Singapore cane before eventually leaving the ring
Sheamus pinned Yoshi Tatsu at 4:33 with a kick to the face and uranagi into a backbreaker; Josh Mathews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella) defeated Katie Lea at 3:34 when the Bellas switched places behind the referee's back and Brie pinned Katie Lea with a crossbody off the top; Josh Matthews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Dolph Ziggler pinned Slam Master J at 3:58 with the jumping reverse bulldog; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided commentary for the match
Mike Mizanin & Jack Swagger defeated WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston & Primo Colon at 5:06 when Mizanin pinned Kingston with the Skull Crushing Finale after Kingston collided with Swagger on the apron, knocking Swagger to the floor; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match

- 9/11/09: Jeff Hardy was arrested on felony charges of trafficking controlled substances. A search warrant executed on his home uncovered 262 Vicodin pills, 180 Soma pills, 555 mil of anabolic steroids, residual powder cocaine, and drug paraphernalia. Hardy was released after posting a $125,000 bond.

WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ Ottawa, Ontario - Scotiabank Place - September 12, 2009 (7,500)
Tiffany was the host of the show
The Great Khali pinned Dolph Ziggler with the tree slam
Sheamus pinned Goldust with the uranagi into the backbreaker
Gail Kim, Nikki & Brie Bella defeated Alicia Fox, Jillian Hall, & Natalya Neidhart when Gail pinned Jillian
Evan Bourne pinned Carlito with the Shooting Star Press
Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Mike Mizanin with the spin kick to the head
ECW World Champion Christian defeated William Regal and Tommy Dreamer by pinning Regal with the Killswitch
Triple H & John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show when Cena pinned Orton with the FU

Breaking Point - Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre - September 13, 2009
Sylvan Grenier was backstage at the show
Evan Bourne pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at the 5-minute mark with the Shooting Star Press
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, Todd Grisham & Jim Ross on commentary for Smackdown!, and Josh Matthews & Matt Striker on commentary for ECW; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes regarding their submissions count anywhere match later in the show against Triple H & Shawn Michaels; featured a backstage segment in which Matthews tried to conduct an interview with WWE World Champion Randy Orton regarding Dibiase & Rhodes' win and defending later in the night against John Cena in an I Quit match, during which he said he had no reaction to Legacy's win because he knew they would win and questioned how Cena could know that he will never submit; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk regarding his title defense against the Undertaker later in the show in a submission match, during which Punk referred to Jeff Hardy's recent arrest and said it proves that Punk was right; moments later, the lights flickered in the lockerroom, with it being revealed that Jimmy Wang Yang was simply trying to spook Punk; Yang then wished Punk good luck in his match and extended his hand, with Punk shaking it and then beating up Yang; featured an in-ring promo by Pat Patterson in which he talked about breaking into the business in Montreal in 1958; moments later, Dolph Ziggler came out, with Patterson saying he walked all around Montreal the night before and not one person asked him about Ziggler; Patterson then said Ziggler had a very bright future and, with some luck, could one day be WWE IC Champion; Ziggler then asked Patterson if Wilford Brimley was unavailable, said he thought Patterson was dead, and questioned why valuable pay-per-view time was being wasted on Patterson; Ziggler eventually kicked Patterson in the gut, with WWE IC Champion John Morrison then coming out to clear Ziggler form the ring and tend to Patterson; included an ad promoting "The Rise and Fall of WCW":
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated MVP & Mark Henry at 12:13 when Jericho pinned Henry after Show knocked Henry out with a punch behind the referee's back; Henry was down for nearly 30 seconds before Jericho made the cover
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Mike Mizanin at 11:58 with the spin kick to the face after avoiding the Reality Check; prior to the bout, Mizanin cut an in-ring promo in French
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Triple H & Shawn Michaels in a submission match at 21:41 when Michaels submitted while being caught in a ringpost figure-4 from Rhodes and Million $ Dream from Dibiase; during DX's in-ring introduction there was a chant of "You screwed Bret," prompting Triple H to say Michaels was to blame for everything
Kane pinned the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) in a Singapore cane match at 5:52 with the chokeslam after using a cane as a weapon; canes were positioned at the ringposts for the match; there were several chants of "Boring" during the contest
ECW World Champion Christian pinned William Regal with the Killswitch at 10:16 after avoiding the knee to the head; prior to the match, the Christian vs. Regal Summer Slam match was shown in its entirety; Regal was escorted to the ring before the match by Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov but it was announced that, per orders from Tiffany, they were banned from ringside and if they didn't leave then Regal would forfeit the title match
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton to win the title in an I Quit match at 19:47 as Cena had the STFU applied using a pair of handcuffs Orton brought into the match several minutes earlier; after the bout, Cena grabbed the mic and yelled "I did not quit!" (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010, Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator)
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated the Undertaker in a submission match at 10:55 when referee Scott Armstrong called for the bell as Taker was in the Anaconda Vice but the challenger never submitted; Taker originally won the match and title at 8:17 when Punk submitted to the Hell's Gate but Teddy Long then appeared, reminded Taker that the move had been banned, and ordered the match to continue; immediately after the contest, Punk and Armstrong ran up the ramp where Long was still standing

WWE @ Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre - September 14, 2009 (10,500)
Sheamus defeated Jamie Noble
ECW World Champion Christian defeated William Regal
Chris Masters defeated Santino Marella
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by Batista, his arm in a brace, in which he thanked all the fans in attendance and watching at home for their support; he then said he came back to say goodbye due to his recent injuries; Randy Orton then interrupted and said he wasn't happy about losing the WWE World Title but Batista retiring helped make up for it and he was responsible for it; Batista then started laughing and said Orton was predictable and he knew something Orton didn't know; Batista then removed the brace and knocked Orton to the floor before saying he was going to Smackdown! but he would get one more match on Raw and it would be no holds barred against Orton later in the show (Batista's return after a 3-month absence); included Lilian Garcia introducing Trish Stratus as the guest host of the night, with Trish announcing Orton would challenge WWE World Champion John Cena at the next pay-per-view in Hell in a Cell; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Raw was seen by more people the previous week than every show on ABC, The CW, and Fox; included a video package recaping Orton kicking Batista in the head in December; featured a backstage segment with Trish and Beth Phoenix, with Beth upset about not being involved in the #1 contender match for the WWE Divas Title; moments later, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho interrupted and said Trish was once in love with him but he sent her packing, with Trish saying he found a new soulmate in the Big Show; Beth then said Jericho didn't run off to retire and set up a yoga shop in a second rate country; Trish then said she would find a partner to face Jericho & Beth later in the show; before leaving, Jericho said he would take on Bob Barker anywhere; included an ad promoting "The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary" DVD; featured a video package recapping Batista and Orton's steel cage match at Extreme Rules; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion John Cena regarding his title win the previous night and defending against Orton in Hell in a Cell; featured the announcement Triple H & Shawn Michaels would face Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. at the next pay-per-view in Hell in a Cell; included a recap of Orton injuring Batista in June; featured the announcement ECW World Champion Christian & Tommy Dreamer would face Vladimir Kozlov & Ezikiel Jackson the following night on ECW; included the announcement Cedric the Entertainer would host Raw the following week:
Jack Swagger & Mike Mizanin defeated WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston & Primo Colon at 2:55 when Swagger pinned Kingston after dropping him across the top turnbuckle face-first and following with the gutwrench powerbomb after Kingston became distracted by Mizanin taking the US title belt and leaving ringside with it
Alicia Fox pinned Gail Kim with an axe kick at 3:43 after avoiding a missile dropkick; prior to the bout, Lilian Garcia accidentally said the match would be a triple threat match; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender to the WWE Divas Title; WWE Divas Champion Mickie James provided guest commentary for the match
Shawn Michaels (w/ Triple H) defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Cody Rhodes) via disqualification at 8:59 when Rhodes tripped Michaels from the floor as Michaels set Dibiase up for the superkick; prior to the bout, Dibiase & Rhodes bragged about making DX tap out when others like the Rock, Steve Austin, the Undertaker, the McMahons, and Rated RKO couldn't; Michaels & Triple H were shown looking on backstage following the promo; after the bout, the four men brawled around ringside and into the crowd
Evan Bourne & Hornswoggle defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Carlito (w/ Rosa Mendes) at 3:54 when Hornswoggle pinned Guerrero with the frog splash after spitting Carlito's apple in Guerrero's face, knocking him off the top; after the match, Guerrero took the mic and admitted defeat in his feud with Hornswoggle
Trish Stratus, MVP, & Mark Henry defeated Beth Phoenix, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show at 10:47 when Trish pinned Phoenix with the Stratusfaction; the bout was originally Stratus & MVP - as her mystery partner - against Jericho & Phoenix but Stratus turned it into a six person tag match after Show interfered at 1:34 (Stratus' first match in 9 months)
Batista pinned Randy Orton in a no holds barred match at 5:00 with the sit-down powerbomb after WWE World Champion John Cena came out to prevent Orton from leaving ringside (Batista's last match on Raw) (The Best of Raw: 2009)

WWE @ Hamilton, Ontario - Copps Coliseum - September 15, 2009 (5,500)
Sho Funaki & Slam Master J defeated two unknowns
ECW - featured an opening in-ring promo by Tiffany regarding the ECW World Championship match at Breaking Point; before she could continue, William Regal, Vladimir Kozlov, & Ezikiel Jackson interrupted, with Regal praising Tiffany for her work but then questioning why Kozlov & Jackson were barred from ringside at the pay-per-view; Tiffany said the decision was made to keep the match one-on-one and Regal wouldn't be getting another title shot; she then said a battle royal later in the night would determine the new #1 contender; Tiffany then said Regal would be in action for the opening match; included a backstage segment with Goldust and Yoshi Tatsu in which Goldust continued to teach Tatsu English, with Zach Ryder interrupting with Tatsu calling Ryder a loser; featured an ad promoting Smackdown's 10th anniversary Oct. 2; included Savannah conducting a backstage interview with Paul Burchill regarding his attack on the Hurricane earlier in the show:
William Regal pinned the Hurricane at around the 3:30 mark with the knee to the head as Hurricane stepped back into the ring; Regal worked the match in dress clothes; after the bout, Paul Burchill came out of the crowd and attacked the Hurricane, eventually hitting a jackhammer (the bout began during the commercial break)
Yoshi Tatsu pinned Zach Ryder at 6:20 with a kick to the head; Nikki & Brie Bella served as guest ring announcers for the match
Zach Ryder won a 10-man battle royal by last eliminating Tommy Dreamer; stipulations stated the winner would earn an ECW World Title match; ; other participants included: Shelton Benjamin, Ezikiel Jackson, Vladimir Kozlov, Goldust, Tyler Reks, Sheamus, Paul Burchill, and Yoshi Tatsu; order of elimination: Burchill by Benjamin via an exploder suplex over the top (1:25); Reks by Kozlov (during commercial break); Tatsu by Jackson; Sheamus by Benjamin via a clothesline (12:53); Jackson by Dreamer as Jackson attempted to eliminate Benjamin (13:09); Benjamin by Sheamus from the floor (13:14); after the elimination, the two men fought on the floor until referees broke it up; Goldust by Ryder; Kozlov by Dreamer
Smackdown! - featured an opening segment in which Teddy Long was shown arriving to the arena in a limo, with Long then surrounding himself with bodyguards; included footage from Raw of Batista's return and victory over Randy Orton; featured an in-ring promo by Batista in which he said he was glad to be "on the A show;" moments later, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho interrupted and said it made him sick to see Batista back on Smackdown because he was as injury-prone as Edge and catered to all the fans; Jericho then said he was the face of Smackdown!, with Batista saying he was facing Jericho later in the match; Batista then dropped Jericho with a spinebuster; moments later, Jericho barged in backstage and confronted WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show about why he wasn't out there to help him, with Show saying Jericho said he wanted to do it himself; Jericho then told Show to stay backstage because he was going to beat Batista by himself just like he did to win the World Heavyweight Title; included footage of the closing moments from the match at Breaking Point between World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk and the Undertaker; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Scott Armstrong regarding the controversial call, during which Armstrong said he was asked to do something by someone very high in the company and said he wasn't proud of what he did but he did what he had to do to keep his job; included an ad promoting Smackdown's 10th anniversary on Oct. 2; featured a backstage segment with Long and Vince McMahon in which McMahon praised Long for bringing in Batista and then told Long to tell the fans why he did what he did; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 15 million people watch WWE every week in the US; featured an in-ring promo by Long, escorted to the ring by several bodyguards, in which he admitted there was a plan to keep Taker from winning the World Heavyweight Title; Long then said he wasn't proud of what he did and he was afraid of Taker; Long then said Armstrong and Punk were also involved and Long did what he did to keep his job and apologized to the fans and Taker for his actions; moments later, Long climbed in his limo to find Taker was behind the wheel, with the doors then locking and the limo filling with smoke as Taker drove away; included an in-ring promo by Punk in which he bragged about taking the title from Jeff Hardy, kicking Hardy out of the WWE, and making Taker tap to the Anaconda Vice; Punk then said he intended on coming out to confront Taker but Taker wasn't around; he then addressed the fans by saying he had been preaching to them because they need to hear it; Punk then referred to himself as a prophet and a champion everyone could finally be proud of; featured a backstage segment in which Melina found photos of Dolph Ziggler and WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, taken the previous week by Layla, plastered all over the walls; as she rushed to take them down, Maria walked in and blamed Melina for trying to embarass her:
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Mike Knox in a non-title match at 7:55 with Starship Pain; Dolph Ziggler provided guest commentary for the match; after the match, Morrison took the mic, addressed Ziggler, and led the crowd in a chant of "Mr. Ziggles" until Ziggler left ringside
Melina pinned WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool in a non-title match at 4:18 with a reversal into the sunset flip / powerbomb
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Cryme Tyme (w/ Eve) at 11:50 when Kidd pinned JTG following a modified neckbreaker
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated Kane via disqualification at the 47-second mark when Kane hit Khali over the head with a steel chair; after the bout, Kane dragged Khali to the ring steps before repeatedly hitting Khali's leg and knee with the steps; during the commercial break, Khali was taken backstage on a stretcher
Charlie Haas fought R Truth to a no contest when Drew McIntyre came out before the match, announced Truth suffered an accident, and was unable to compete; after saying he considered Haas the winner via forfeit, McIntyre shook Haas' hand before jumping him from behind and leaving the ring
Batista pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho at 6:26 by reversing the Code Breaker into the sit-down powerbomb; during and after the match, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show was shown watching on backstage; following the bout, Josh Matthews conducted a backstage interview with Show in which Show said Batista got lucky and then challenged him to a match for the following week
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated the Undertaker via disqualification when the challenger kicked a steel chair into Punk's face after Punk brought the weapon into the ring; after the bout, Taker twice dropped Punk with the tombstone

- 9/16/09: Linda McMahon stepped down as CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment to persue the Connecticut seat held by Democrat Christopher Dodd. Vince McMahon replaced her role as CEO.

WWE Superstars - 9/17/09 - featured a segment of "Ask the Divas" in which Alicia Fox, Eve, Mickie James, and Beth Phoenix were asked about bad dates and Kelly Kelly, Rosa Mendes, and Gail Kim talked about their hidden talents; included an ad promoting "The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary;" featured a vignette of World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Randy Orton regarding his upcoming Hell in a Cell match with WWE World Champion John Cena:
Chris Masters defeated Santino Marella via submission with the full nelson at 5:01; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Paul Burchill in a non-title match with the Killswitch at 13:35; Josh Matthews, Matt Striker, & Zach Ryder provided commentary for the match
Dolph Ziggler pinned Finlay at 12:46 with the jumping reverse bulldog after an eye gouge; prior to the bout, it was announced Ziggler would challenge WWE IC Champion John Morrison at Hell in a Cell

WWE (Raw) @ St. John, New Brunswick - Harbour Station - September 18, 2009
Santino Marella pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. after Hornswoggle interfered
Jack Swagger defeated Primo Colon
Chris Masters defeated Alex Riley
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Mike Mizanin; after the bout, Jack Swagger attacked Kingston, with Mizanin leaving with the title belt
Gail Kim defeated Alicia Fox
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Mark Henry & Evan Bourne
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Randy Orton

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Bangor, ME - Auditorium - September 19, 2009
The return to the city after a 2-year absence
Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd when Shad pinned Kidd with an STO
Drew McIntyre pinned R Truth with the double arm DDT
Vladimir Kozlov & Ezikiel Jackson defeated Tommy Dreamer & the Hurricane when Jackson pinned Dreamer with the uranagi
Melina pinned Layla
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Zach Ryder with the Killswitch
Kane pinned Finlay with the chokeslam
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Dolph Ziggler with Starship Pain
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk pinned Matt Hardy with the Go To Sleep after avoiding the Twist of Fate and sending Hardy into the ringpost

WWE @ Moncton, New Brunswick - Coliseum - September 19, 2009

WWE (Raw) @ Halifax, Nova Scotia - Metro Centre - September 19, 2009 (7,500)
Evan Bourne defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Primo Colon defeated Alex Riley
Chirs Masters defeated Santino Marella
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Mike Mizanin and Jack Swagger
Alicia Fox defeated Rosa Mendes
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated MVP & Mark Henry
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Randy Orton

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Portland, ME - Cumberland County Civic Center - September 20, 2009 (matinee) (2,500)
Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
Drew McIntyre defeated R-Truth
Vladimir Kozlov & Ezikiel Jackson defeated Tommy Dreamer & the Hurricane
Melina defeated Layla
WWE IC Champion John Morrison defeated Dolph Ziggler
Kane defeated Finlay
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Zach Ryder
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated Matt Hardy

WWE @ Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena - September 21, 2009 (7,500)
Jamie Noble defeated Eric Escobar
WWE Superstars - 9/25/09: Primo Colon pinned Chris Masters at 4:49 with a roll up as Masters attempted the full nelson; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Raw - featured opening footage of a limo arriving to the arena, with guest host Cedric the Entertainer, Nikki & Brie Bella then exiting the car along with Cedric's entourage, comprising of a rabbi, football players, an elderly woman, a farmer and a goat; included a segment in which Lilian Garcia introduced Cedric - with Cedric coming out to the entrance stage escorted out by the Bellas; Cedric then discussed the second and third generation stars backstage - Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., and Cody Rhodes - and then said WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show was the illegitimate son of Andre the Giant and King Kong Bundy, Mark Henry was the son of the Kool-Aid Man, and Mike Mizanin was the son of a jackass; moments later, Santino Marella came out, said he was a huge fan, and Cedric inspired him to become a stand-up comedian; Marella then told a bad joke, with Cedric then saying "But Beyonce had the best video of all time!"; before Cedric could end the segment, Chavo Guerrero Jr. came out, with Cedric saying any man that lets a Leprachaun beat him every week is hilarious; Guerrero then said the problem was guest hosts putting him in no-win situations, with Cedric making fun of the fact Bob Barker karate chopped Guerrero the previous week; moments later, Guerrero challenged Cedric to a match, with Cedric saying he's not a wrestler until Marella accepted on his behalf; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Miz regarding his stealing the WWE US Title the previous week from Kofi Kingston, with Miz making fun of Kingston's upbringing until Kingston jumped him from behind and took back the title belt; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's show was seen by more people than every show on ABC, The CW, Fox, and CBS; featured a backstage segment with Orton, Rhodes, & Dibiase in which Orton said he wanted Rhodes & Dibiase to have the rest of the night off and that he didn't need them for his contact singing with WWE World Champion John Cena; included an ad promoting Smackdown!'s 10th anniversary show in 2 weeks; featured Jerry Lawler hosting an in-ring contract signing between Cena and Orton for Hell in a Cell; following their entrances, Lawler reminded both men that there can be no physicality between the two men during the segment and that Orton could either go ahead with the match or give up his rematch clause; Orton then signed the contract, told Lawler to leave the ring, and then said Cena thinks he has him at his weakest but Cena's never participated in Hell in a Cell; Cena then showed looped footage on the big screen of Orton submitting at Breaking Point and made fun of Orton's threats before also signing the contract, noting that if Orton doesn't win then he doesn't get any rematches; Orton said he couldn't legally assault Cena but he found a few people who could, with WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show then appearing and facing off with Cena in the ring; Cena was quickly double teamed until MVP & Mark Henry ran out to make the save; Cedric then appeared on the big screen and ordered that Cena, MVP, & Henry face Orton, Jericho, & Show later in the show; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE TV can be seen in 465 million homes around the world, more than the NBA, MLB, and NFL combined; featured an ad promoting the Summer Slam DVD; included the announcement Rev. Al Sharpton would host the following week's show; featured the announcement Kingston, Miz, and Jack Swagger would compete for the US title at Hell in a Cell; included a backstage segment in which Cedric spoke to Kelly Kelly about his win earlier in the show until they were interrupted by Jericho & Show, who said the needed to talk to Cedric; featured a segment in which Lawler took the mic and noted it was Garcia's last night in WWE, with a crying Garcia then addressing the fans in the ring, thanking them for their support, and saying it was an honor and priviledge to have worked with amazing people in the company and announcing some of the biggest matches in WWE history; included the announcement Batista would face Big Show Friday on Smackdown! (Garcia's last appearance):
Triple H (w/ Shawn Michaels) defeated Cody Rhodes (w/ Ted Dibiase Jr.) via disqualification at 9:12 when Dibiase hit Triple H with a steel chair as Triple H had Rhodes set up for the Pedigree; prior to the match, DX cut an in-ring promo noting Michaels won the first ever Hell in a Cell match, Triple H holds the record for most wins in Hell in a Cell, at 5, and Dibiase & Rhodes had never competed in one; they then said the last person they faced in Hell in a Cell was Vince McMahon and he left beaten, bloody, and destroyed - and they actually like him; during the bout, Jerry Lawler said DX had never been in Hell in a Cell together - despite their pre-match promo in which they talked about doing so; during the final moments of the bout, Dibiase & Rhodes laid out Michaels with a High-Low on the floor; after the contest, Triple H sustained both Crossroads and Dream Street in the ring; moments later, Michaels made the save after pulling a sledgehammer out from under the ring
Mike Mizanin pinned Evan Bourne at 5:22 with the Skull Crushing Finale after avoiding the Shooting Star Press
Beth Phoenix pinned WWE Divas Champion Mickie James in a non-title match with the Glam Slam at 1:12 after the champion became distracted by Alicia Fox, who sat ringside for the match, on the floor and was rammed into the ringpost; after the bout, Fox grabbed the title belt, climbed in the ring, and dropped Mickie with the scissors kick before holding up the title belt and placing it on Mickie's body
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston fought Jack Swagger to a no contest at around the 1:30 mark when, after Mike Mizanin came ringside and stole the title belt, Swagger jumped him from behind in the aisle, took the title for himself, and left ringside
Cedric the Entertainer pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 4:16 after a larger black man and Hornswoggle, both dressed like Cedric and wearing a lucha mask and cape, took turns coming out from under the ring after Cedric went underneath the ring, with Hornswoggle hitting the frog splash before going back under the ring, Cedric coming out, and making the cover; ; prior to the match, Cedric was escorted out by Brie & Nikki Bella; after the bout, Cedric and the two others celebrated in the ring, with Hornswoggle unmasking but the third man was never revealed nor was it mentioned by the commentary team; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the match
Randy Orton, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated WWE World Champion John Cena, MVP, & Mark Henry; prior to the match, Jericho took the mic and said he and Show spoke to Cedric, with Cedric agreeing that if Orton's team loses the match then Orton would have to face the opposing team by himself in a gauntlet match the next week and if Cena's team loses then Cena would have to face Orton, Jericho, & Show the next week in a gauntlet match

WWE @ Tulsa, OK - Bank of Oklahoma Center - September 22, 2009 (10,000)
Largest crowd in the city's history
Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Alex Riley
ECW - featured an opening segment of the Abraham Washington Show, with co-host Tony Atlas, with guest Sheamus; after Sheamus came out, Washington put on sunglasses to protect him from Sheamus' pale skin, with Sheamus saying he was proud to be on the set of 'Sanford and Son;' Washington then brought up Sheamus' feud with Shelton Benjamin before then introducing Benjamin; Washington called Benjamin "Hootie," before Benjamin responded to both Washington and Sheamus and called Sheamus "Braveheart;" Benjamin then showed a graphic on the big screen showing Sheamus was related to Carrot Top, Pippy Longstoncking, the Wendy's girl, Bozo the Clown, and Ronald McDonald; moments later, Sheamus jumped Benjamin from behind, with the two men then knocking down Washington's set; included Savannah conducting a backstage interview with Zach Ryder regarding his ECW World Title shot later in the show; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous show was seen by more people than any show on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, TLC, and ESPN; included a backstage segment in which Gregory Helms attempted to interview Katie Lea Burchill until he was attacked from behind by Paul Burchill, with Paul telling Katie Lea to stay away from him and then telling Helms he wasn't done with him; featured an ad promoting the Summer Slam 09 DVD; included a backstage segment with William Regal, alongside Vladimir Kozlov & Ezikiel Jackson, confronting Goldust backstage regarding their match Thursday on WWE Superstars:
Yoshi Tatsu pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) at 6:29 with the kick to the head
Vladimir Kozlov & Ezikiel Jackson (w/ William Regal) defeated Dustin Brady & Brandon Young at 2:06 when Jackson pinned Brady with the uranagi; after the bout, Kozlov dropped Young with the Iron Curtain
ECW World Champion Chrisitan pinned Zach Ryder with the Killswitch at 13:54; after the conteset, William Regal came out with a mic and cut a promo on working to become the #1 contender again, with Christian punching him to the mat and forcing Regal to the floor
Smackdown! - 9/25/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk in which he bragged about being a 3-time world champion, winning consecutive Money in the Bank ladder matches, kicking Jeff Hardy out of the WWE, and making the Undertaker tap out at Breaking Point; Punk then said he deserved to know who his next opponent is now that he's beaten Taker; moments later, the arena went dark and several druids carried a casket ringside; after they left, Punk took a steel chair and began hitting the casket, daring the Undertaker to come out; Punk eventually opened the casket to find Teddy Long bound and gagged inside; after Punk helped Long out of the casket and untied him, Long took the mic and said Taker's Hell's Gate was now legal and Punk would defend the title against Taker in a week in Hell in a Cell; Long then said Punk would face Taker later in the show; included an ad promoting WWE IC Champion John Morrison and Mike Mizanin appearing on MyNetworkTV's "Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?" Tuesday; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more males under 55 watched the previous week's show than every show on ABC, Fox, NBC, and CBS; included a backstage segment with Cryme Tyme, Slam Master J, and Eve in which Cryme Tyme sent Slam Master into Long's office, with Slam Master vandalizing it and coming out with "The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary" and "The Rise and Fall of WCW" DVD; moments later, Long confronted Slam Master and said he now had a match later in the show; featured a backstage segment with Punk and Vince McMahon in which Punk tried to get out of his match against Taker, with Vince blaming the conspiracy against Taker on Punk and Long, surprising Punk; included an in-ring promo by McMahon regarding the following week's "Decade of Smackdown!" special, which would feature WWE World Champion John Cena, Triple H, and Shawn Michaels; McMahon then introduced a wrestler he personally signed to Smackdown!, Drew McIntyre, who he described as badass and a future World Heavyweight Champion; McIntyre then cut an in-ring promo on the Smackdown! roster and said the show would all be about him beginning in two weeks time; R Truth then came out of the crowd, leading the crowd in his chanting "What's up," and then brawled with McIntyre until referees came out to pull them apart; featured a backstage segment with McMahon and Long in which McMahon questioned why Long conspired against Taker, with Long attempting to respond before McMahon cut him off; McMahon again asked why his picture wasn't on the wall, with Long saying it wasn't finished and needed a new frame; Long then went and got the picture which had been spraypainted earlier by Slam Master J, with McMahon then threatening Long; included an ad promoting the Summer Slam 09 DVD; featured a look at Morrison and Mizanin appearing on "Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?", with comments from Jeff Foxworthy, Morrison, Mizanin, and some of the kids who participated; included the announcement Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes would be part of the following week's show; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Batista in which he said he found a partner to face WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show and that his partner was a former World Heavyweight Champion and his number was 619; included an ad promoting the following week's 10th anniversary special:
WWE IC Champion John Morrison & Finlay defeated Dolph Ziggler & Mike Knox at 9:19 when Morrison pinned Knox with Starship Pain after Knox accidentally hit Ziggler with a crossbody and Finlay hit Knox with the shillelagh behind the referee's back
Kane pinned Slam Master J with the chokeslam at the 43-second mark
Batista defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show (w/ WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho) via disqualification at 11:01 when Jericho interfered as Batista had an ankle lock on Show; after the bout, Batista applied the hold on Jericho as well
David Hart Smith (w/ Tyson Kidd & Natalya Neidhart) pinned JTG (w/ Shad Gaspard & Eve) at 2:52 with a back suplex after Kidd kicked JTG in the head behind the referee's back
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated the Undertaker via count-out in a non-title match at 12:02 when Punk avoided a powerbomb through the announce table and slid back into the ring just before the 10-count; immediately after the match, Punk grabbed the belt and ran up the ramp where he posed as the show came to a close

WWE Superstars - 9/24/09 - featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's episode was WGN America's most watched telecast of the week; included an ad promoting the Summer Slam 09 DVD; featured a segment of "Ask the Divas" in which Layla, Natalya, Nikki & Brie Bella, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool were asked about how to deal with ex's and Maria, Kelly Kelly, Jillian Hall, Gail Kim, Rosa Mendes were asked about losing weight:
Primo Colon pinned Chris Masters at 4:49 with a roll up as Masters attempted the full nelson; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match (9/21/09; Little Rock, AR)
Goldust defeated William Regal (w/ Vladimir Kozlov & Ezikiel Jackson) via disqualification at 3:48 when Jackson punched Goldust from the floor; Josh Matthews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match; after the contest, ECW World Champion Christian, Tommy Dreamer, and Yoshi Tatsu ran out to make the save, with all seven men then brawling until the faces cleared the ring (9/22/09; Tulsa, OK)
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & Layla defeated Melina & Maria when Layla pinned Maria at 3:25 after McCool kicked Maria in the face behind the referee's back; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided commentary for the match (9/22/09; Tulsa, OK)
Matt Hardy defeated Kane via disqualification at 11:58 after Kane dropped Hardy crotch first across the top rope three consecutive times; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided commentary for the match; after the contest, Kane dropped Hardy with the chokeslam (9/22/09; Tulsa, OK)

WWE (Raw) @ San Salvador, El Salvador - National Gymnasium - September 23, 2009 (4,500; sell out)
Evan Bourne pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. after Hornswoggle interfered
Eric Escobar pinned Santino Marella
Mark Henry defeated Chris Masters
Jack Swagger pinned Primo Colon
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James pinned Beth Phoenix
MVP pinned Mike Mizanin
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Randy Orton via disqualification when Cody Rhodes interfered; moments later, Triple H made the save, leading to a tag team match
WWE World Champion John Cena & Triple H defeated Randy Orton & Cody Rhodes in an impromptu match

WWE (Raw) @ Guatemala City, Guatemala - Multi-Sports Dome - September 24, 2009
Evan Bourne defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. when Hornswoggle interfered
Santino Marella pinned Eric Escobar
Mark Henry defeated Chris Masters
Jack Swagger defeated Primo Colon
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James defeated Alicia Fox
MVP defeated Mike Mizanin
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Randy Orton via disqualification when Cody Rhodes interfered; moments later, Triple H made the save, leading to a tag team match
WWE World Champion John Cena & Triple H defeated Randy Orton & Cody Rhodes in an impromptu match

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Madrid, Spain - Sports Palace - September 24, 2009
ECW World Champion Christian & Goldust defeated William Reagal & Ezekiel Jackson
Drew McIntyre defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
Melina & Eve Torres defeated WWE Womens Champion Michelle McCool & Layla
Kane beat Matt Hardy
Intercontinental Champion John Morrison defeated Dolph Ziggler
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Big Show defeated Finlay
Batista beat Chris Jericho
World Champion CM Punk defeated The Undertaker by DQ

WWE (Raw) @ Leon, Mexico - Luz Bullring - September 25, 2009 (7,000; sell out)
Evan Bourne defeated Carlito
Primo Colon defeated Eric Escobar
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix
Mark Henry defeated Chris Masters
Mike Mizanin defeated Santino Marella
MVP pinned Jack Swagger
WWE World Champion John Cena, Triple H, & Shawn Michaels defeated Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes when Cena dropped Orton with the FU, Triple H hit the Pedigree, and Michaels hit the superkick

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Nice, France - Nikaia Palace - September 25, 2009 (6,000; sell out)
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Dolph Ziggler
Drew McIntyre defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
Melina & Eve defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & Layla
ECW World Champion Christian defeated William Regal
Ezikiel Jackson defeated Goldust
Kane defeated Finlay
The Undertaker, Batista, & Matt Hardy defeated World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show

WWE (Raw) @ Guadalajara, Mexico - VFG Arena - September 26, 2009 (11,000; sell out)
Evan Bourne defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Santino Marella defeated Eric Escobar
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James defeated Alicia Fox
Mike Mizanin defeated Primo Colon
Mark Henry defeated Jack Swagger
MVP defeated Chris Masters
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Randy Orton

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Paris, France - Bercy Arena - September 26, 2009 (15,000; sell out)
Finlay defeated Drew McIntyre
Melina & Eve defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & Layla
Dolph Ziggler defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Kane
ECW World Champion Christian defeated William Regal
Ezikiel Jackson defeated Goldust
The Undertaker, Batista, & Matt Hardy defeated World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Paris, France - Bercy Arena - September 27, 2009 (15,000; sell out)
ECW World Champion Christian & Goldust defeated William Regal & Ezekiel Jackson
Drew McIntyre defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool defeated Melina
Kane pinned Matt Hardy
WWE IC Champion John Morrison defeated Dolph Ziggler
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show pinned Finlay
Batista pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho
The Undertaker defeated World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk via disqualification

WWE @ Albany, NY - Times Union Center - September 28, 2009 (12,000; sell out)
Primo Colon defeated Eric Escobar
Sheamus defeated Tyler Reks
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Mike Mizanin
Raw - featured an opening in-ring segment of the VIP Lounge with MVP & Mark Henry; as MVP attempted to introduce Rev. Al Sharpton as the guest host of the show - to the boos of the crowd - WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show interrupted, with Jericho saying MVP should have introduced Sharpton as the most prominant civil rights leader of his time; the two then continued to speak of Sharpton's accomplishments until Sharpton came out to the tune of James Brown's "Living in America;" Sharpton then spoke of going to Philadelphia with Newt Gingrich to challenge young people to read and bring down the dropout rate; MVP then proposed Sharpton to give them a tag team title shot later in the show, with Jericho then saying he and Show already had matches scheduled against John Cena and that the fans didn't deserve to be educated or have the right to vote; Sharpton then asked the fans if they wanted to see the match, with the crowd cheering and Sharpton making the match official; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read visitors spend more time per visit on WWEUniverse.com than Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter; featured a backstage segment with Sharpton and Primo Colon in which Primo said Sharpton was an inspiration to him; moments later, Hornswoggle ran in the office, chased by Chavo Guerrero Jr.; Guerrero then introduced Chris Masters as his partner for the night; moments later, Santino Marella appeared as Hornswoggle's partner and confused Sharpton with Don King and Shaft; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Randy Orton regarding his match at Hell in a Cell against WWE World Champion John Cena and Cena facing Orton, Jericho, & Show later in the show; featured ads promoting Sharpton's Education Reform Tour; included an ad promoting Smackdown!'s 10th anniversary Friday, during which it was announced World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes would face the Undertaker, Cena, Triple H, & Shawn Michaels; included an in-ring promo by Rhodes & Dibiase in which they said no one expected them to beat Michaels & Triple H in Hell in a Cell but they should be considered odds on favorites after their recent attacks on DX and beating them at Breaking Point; eventually, Michaels could be heard chanting "boring" as he and Triple H were shown in one of the box seats; after Michaels reminded Triple H that it was a PG show, Triple H said Rhodes & Dibiase were butts but not the cheeks but the center; Triple H then made the metaphor between Bruce Banner - accidentally calling him Bob Barker until Michaels corrected him - and the Incredible Hulk to compare DX to how they are now to what they will be in Hell in a Cell; DX then made their way through the crowd and into the ring, while Rhodes & Dibiase escaped into the crowd; Michaels then mocked the fact Rhodes & Dibiase ran into the crowd after all their tough talk; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Raw was seen by more people ages 18-49 than The Jay Leno Show on NBC; included an ad promoting "The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary" DVD; featured footage from the recent tours of Mexico and Europe, with comments from Cena, Eve, MVP, and Marella; included the announcement that Ben Roethlisberger would host the following week's show; featured an in-ring segment with Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler in which they ran down some of the matches scheduled for Hell in a Cell; included a backstage segment with Sharpton and Jillian Hall in which Jillian noted Sharpton used to be the tour manager for Brown and said she wanted him to be her tour manager too and started singing until he cut her off; moments later, Brie & Nikki Bella appeared and prompted Sharpton to sing himself:
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated MVP & Mark Henry at around the 19:30 mark when Jericho pinned MVP with the Code Breaker after Show hit MVP in the back from the floor (the bout began during the commercial break)
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James pinned Rosa Mendes (w/ Alicia Fox) in a non-title match at 2:36 with a kick to the head; prior to the bout, it was announced Mickie would defend against Alicia at Hell in a Cell
Jack Swagger pinned Evan Bourne at 3:01 by picking Bourne off the mat and hitting a powerbomb; prior to the bout, it was noted Swagger would face Mike Mizanin and WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston at Hell in a Cell; Swagger came ringside in possession of the US title he stole the previous week; after the contest, Swagger cut an in-ring promo and said he would officially become the US champion Sunday; Mizanin then interrupted and said he had entertained more fans and grabbed more interest than Swagger and everyone knew he was taking the US title; moments later, the two began brawling in the ring as Kingston came ringside and reclaimed possession of the title belt
Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Chris Masters defeated Hornswoggle & Santino Marella at 2:19 when Marella submitted to Masters' full nelson; after the contest, Masters put Hornswoggle in the full nelson as well until Guerrero punched his partner and left ringside
Gauntlet Match #1: WWE World Champion John Cena defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho via disqualification in a non-title match when Jericho refused to break the Walls of Jericho at 3:21 after Cena reached the ropes; Jericho kept the hold applied until the Big Show arrived for the second match
Gauntlet Match #2: WWE World Champion John Cena defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show (w/ WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho) via disqualification in a non-title match at 5:51 when Jericho attacked Cena as Cena hoisted Show up for the FU; after the bout, Show put Cena in the Camel Clutch as Randy Orton came out for the third bout
Gauntlet Match #3: WWE World Champion John Cena fought Randy Orton to a no contest in a non-title match at around the 4-minute mark when - after the Hell in a Cell cage was lowered over the ring - the two battled out of the cage, with Cena then chasing after Orton to the top of the cage; moments later, the two fought on the top of the cage with Cena dropping Orton with an FU to end the broadcast

WWE @ Boston, MA - TD Garden - September 29, 2009
Mike Knox pinned Jimmy Wang Yang
ECW - 9/29/09 - featured an opening backstage segment in which William Regal announced Tiffany had been injured in a car wreck and that the WWE Boad of Directors had named him as the general manager for the night; Regal then said ECW World Champion Christian would not face Zach Ryder in a singles match but now would instead face Ryder, Regal, Vladimir Kozlov, & Ezikiel Jackson in a handicap match, with Kozlov & Jackson then appearing behind Regal; included Tony Atlas introducing Abraham Washington for a segment of the Abraham Washington Show; moments later, Washington brought out WWE IC Champion John Morrison as his guest, with Morrison coming out wearing his new WWE shirt and saying he wanted to get Atlas' laugh as his cell phone ringtone; Washington then brought up Morrison being part of The Dirt Sheet, with Morrison saying Atlas was the Mike Mizanin of the show, with Atlas responding by saying "I'm awesome;" Morrison then brought up the fact he was facing Dolph Ziggler at Hell in a Cell, with Ziggler appearing moments later and Washington addressing him as "Dolph Lundgren" which led to several Rocky IV jokes; Morrison, Washington, and Atlas then told Ziggler to leave before he could get a word out; featured a backstage segment in which Regal was seen speaking on the phone and was told he would have to change the scheduled main event to the four of his men against Christian, Yoshi Tatsu, Tommy Dreamer, & Goldust; Ryder then said if Regal had left the main event alone then he wouldn't have that problem; included an ad promoting "The Best of Smackdown!: 10th Anniversary;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's show was seen by more people than any show on TBS, the Discovery Channel, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and TNT; included a video package hyping the Randy Orton vs. WWE World Champion John Cena Hell in a Cell match; featured a backstage segment in which Christian gave pep talks to Dreamer, Tatsu, and Goldust going into the night's main event:
Shelton Benjamin pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) at 11:04 following Paydirt; prior to the bout, Sheamus attacked Benjamin from behind as Benjamin made his way out to the ring and threw him into the ringpost until referees came out to break up the fight; after Sheamus was forced backstage, Benjamin opted to go ahead with the match despite the assault
ECW World Champion Christian, Tommy Dreamer, Yoshi Tatsu, & Goldust defeated William Regal, Zach Ryder, Vladimir Kozlov, & Ezikiel Jackson at 15:59 when Tatsu pinned Regal with the kick to the head
Smackdown! - 10/2/09 - featured an opening video package recapping the past 10 years of Smackdown!; included the debut of a new theme song - "Let it Roll" by Divide the Day; featured an in-ring introduction by Jim Ross & Todd Grisham; included backstage footage of the Raw, Smackdown!, and ECW stars in attendance for the special; included a backstage segment in which Teddy Long welcomed the various talent that showed up for the party, including the Brooklyn Brawler, Maria, Hornswoggle, Beth Phoenix, Finlay, and Michael Cole; moments later, Finlay and Cole talked Long into having a drink with them and led the crowd in a toast; before Long could drink it, World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk stopped him and said no one should be drinking alcohol; Vickie Guerrero then appeared and confronted Long about why he allowed the Undertaker's Hell's Gate submission hold and said Long didn't have a backbone; Vickie then introduced her new boyfriend, Eric Escobar, and said Vince McMahon just signed him today; Santino Marella then came up behind Long dressed as the Undertaker; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to live events in the US; included a backstage segment of the party in which Hornswoggle brought Cole and Finlay more shots; moments later, Hornswoggle was allowed into MVP's VIP Lounge while Zach Ryder was kept out; Matt Hardy and Kelly Kelly then showed up with Layla, Charlie Haas, Sgt. Slaughter, Maria, Alicia Fox, and the Iron Sheik were allowed in instead of Ryder; featured a music video tribute to Eddie Guerrero to the tune of Boyce Avenue's "Can You Hear Me Now?;" included a backstage segment in which Yoshi Tatsu, Sho Funaki, and Jillian Hall sang Shawn Michaels' theme song, Slaughter and Sheik got in an argument, and Cole continued to get drunk with Finlay and Hornswoggle; moments later, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show appeared, got the guests to shut up, and said they should be the guests of honor since they were on the very first episode; as the camera panned up, Cole was heard throwing up on Jericho; Joey Styles yelled "Oh my god," Tony Atlas laughed, and Show ran off to throw up himself; featured pretaped comments from the Rock in which he made fun of Dolph Ziggler, spoke about Smackdown! being named after his catch phrase, said Punk always sits down while using the toilet and should be called BM Punk, and said he used to beat the Undertaker's ass all around the world; Rock then asked for that part to be edited out because he didn't want to be tombstoned and then brought in the director to make sure he understood, ripping his shirt in the process and telling him to shave his chest; Rock then said a new world champion would be crowned in Hell in a Cell and hinted at perhaps guest hosting Raw in the future; included an ad for the Education Reform Tour; featured a promo by the Undertaker regarding his upcoming Hell in a Cell match with Punk; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more males under the age of 55 watched the previous week's show than any show on ABC, Fox, NBC, and CBS; featured a backstage segment of the party, with Drew McIntyre taking the mic and leading a toast to him as the newest member of Smackdown! and a future world champion; moments later, R Truth jumped McIntyre with the two brawling onto a cake until they were pulled apart:
Batista pinned Kane at 9:40 with the sit-down powerbomb as King was on the middle turnbuckle; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Batista & Rey Mysterio Jr. beating MNM to win the WWE Smackdown! Tag Team titles on the 12/16/05 episode
WWE IC Champion John Morrison & WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Dolph Ziggler & Mike Mizanin at 8:32 when Ziggler pinned Morrison with the jumping reverse bulldog after crotching Morrison on the ropes; Jack Swagger provided guest commentary for the bout but took off his headset before the match and watched the bout in silence
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool pinned Melina in a lumberjack match at 2:31 after Beth Phoenix caused the challenger to crotch herself on the top behind the referee's back as the other lumberjacks fought on the floor; other lumberjacks for the bout included: Eve, Maria, Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes, Jillian Hall, Layla, Natalya Neidhart, Nikki & Brie Bella, Katie Lea, Kelly Kelly, and Savannah
WWE World Champion John Cena, the Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, & Triple H defeated World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes at 21:49 when Taker pinned Orton with the tombstone after Punk, Dibiase, & Rhodes were knocked to the floor; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Cena unveiling his custom WWE World Title on the 4/14/05 episode and of Taker dropping Vickie Guerrero with the tombstone on the 9/26/08 episode; after the contest, confetti dropped from the rafters (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)

WWE Superstars - 10/1/09 - featured an ad promoting the following night's Decade of Smackdown! celebration; included a segment of Ask the Divas in which Natalya Neidhart, Layla, Nikki & Brie Bella, and WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool talked about what they wanted to be when they grew up and Alicia Fox, Eve, WWE Divas Champion Mickie James, and Beth Phoenix talked about how they're able to maintain relationships with a heavy road schedule; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people ages 18-49 watched the previous week's show than Larry King Live on CNN; included an ad promoting the Education Reform Tour; featured a vignette of Randy Orton; included a video package hyping the Orton vs. WWE World Champion John Cena Hell in a Cell match:
Shad Gaspard (w/ JTG & Eve) pinned Tyson Kidd (w/ David Hart Smith & Natalya Neidhart) at 11:47 with the STO after catching Kidd attempting a springboard into the ring; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided commentary for the match
Sheamus pinned Tyler Reks at 4:31 with a pump kick to the face; Josh Matthews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Mike Mizanin in a non-title match at 14:14 with the spin kick to the face after avoiding a charge; after the bout, Jack Swagger attacked Kingston and dropped Mizanin with the gutwrench powerbomb before throwing the title belt onto Kingston

Hell in a Cell - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center - October 4, 2009 (12,356; announced at 16,186; sell out)
Matt Hardy pinned Mike Knox with the Twist of Fate at the 6-minute mark
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw and Todd Grisham & Jim Ross on commentary for Smackdown!; included an ad for "The Rise and Fall of WCW;" featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Batista & Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding their WWE Unified Tag Team Title match later in the show against Chris Jericho & the Big Show; included a "Do not try this at home" PSA; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with R-Truth regarding his altercations in recent weeks with Drew McIntyre and their match later in the show; included a backstage segment with WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes in which Orton told the other two that they had no idea what they were getting into by taking part in Hell in a Cell later in the show:
The Undertaker pinned World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk to win the title in a Hell in a Cell match at 10:25 with the chokeslam and tombstone after kicking a steel chair into the champion's face; prior to the match beginning, Punk threw his T-shirt at the challenger; during the match, there were dueling chants of "Undertaker" and "CM Punk;" late in the contest, Taker hit the powerbomb but Punk kicked out at 2
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Dolph Ziggler at 15:42 with a kick to the head and Starship Pain after holding onto the ropes to avoid the Zig Zag
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James pinned Alicia Fox with the DDT at 5:20 after avoiding the scissors kick
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated Batista & Rey Mysterio Jr. at 13:43 when Show pinned Mysterio with a right hand punch as Mysterio attempted a springboard into the ring (Mysterio's return after a month absence) (The Big Show: A Giant's World)
Randy Orton pinned WWE World Champion John Cena to win the title in a Hell in a Cell match at 21:24 by kicking Cena in the head moments after trapping his arms in the ropes and choking the champion out; early in the bout, some fans chanted "RKO;" mid-way through the match, Orton kicked out of the FU; during the final minutes, Cena kicked out of the RKO
Drew McIntyre pinned R-Truth with the double arm DDT at 4:40 after pushing Truth off the middle turnbuckle
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Mike Mizanin and Jack Swagger at 7:55 by pinning Mizanin after Swagger dropped Mizanin with the gutwrench powerbomb and Kingston followed with the spin kick to the head to Swagger; prior to the bout, Mizanin cut an in-ring promo saying he would take the title
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. in a Hell in a Cell match at 18:03 when Michaels pinned Rhodes after Michaels hit the superkick at the same time Triple H hit Rhodes with a sledgehammer; prior to the match, Rhodes & Dibiase jumped their opponents from behind in the aisle, with the two teams fighting for several minutes around ringside and into the crowd; eventually Rhodes used a chain from the cell to assault his opponents, Triple H sustained a double DDT and Crossroads on the entrance stage, Michaels had the cage door twice slammed on his knee, and was locked in alone with the other team; Triple H didn't enter the cage until the 14-minute mark after using bolt cutters; moments later, Triple H dropped Dibiase with a Pedigree on the floor and then locked him out of the cage; after the bout, Michaels dropped Dibiase with the superkick before DX posed over the bodies of their opponents (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010)

WWE @ Wilkes-Barre, PA - Wachovia Arena - October 5, 2009 (5,500; sell out)
Jamie Noble pinned Heath Slater with a roll up
Raw - featured an opening segment on the stage in which Ben Roethlisberger was introduced as the guest host of the show; Roethlisberger, wearing a "Cash" t-shirt, then said he would open the show with a Diva Bowl, with all the participants coming out for the opening match; included an in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Randy Orton in which he addressed his title win the previous night over John Cena in Hell in a Cell; moments later, Cena interrupted, with Orton immediately saying there would be no rematch; Cena went on to say his matches with Orton have become the top rivalry in the WWE and proposed a rematch under Ironman match rules to end their feud once and for all; Orton then said they did need to end things once and for all but it would be under Orton's terms - if Cena lost then he would leave Raw for good; Cena agreed, with Orton saying the match would also be No DQ and no count-out; featured an ad for the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation; included an ad for "The Unauthorized History of DX;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read video highlights from the previous week's Smackdown! have been viewed more than one million times on WWE.com; included a backstage segment in which Santino Marella, wearing a football referee outfit, broke up a backstage fight between all the divas and told WWE Divas Champion Mickie James to kiss and make up with Alicia Fox; the women began fighting again, with Marella then running down the hallway; featured an announcement from Michael Cole that the winners of the Raw matches the night of Bragging Rights would face the winners of the Smackdown! matches in the main event of Bragging Rights; included a backstage segment with Mike Mizanin and Roethlisberger in which Mizanin asked for a WWE US title match against Kofi Kingston later in the show, with Roethlisberger agreeing but said if Mizanin won then he would have to grab the mic and tell the crowd he was awful; featured Roethlisberger cutting an in-ring promo until he was interrupted by WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show, with Show making fun of Roethlisberger's offensive line, saying they weren't as big as him; moments later, Roethlisberger brought out the offensive line, who faced off against Jericho & Show in the ring before the tag team champions walked out; Triple H & Shawn Michaels then came out to the ring, with Jericho cutting a promo on DX from the entrance stage, saying all they did was shill their merchandise and new book; Michaels then said, despite their victories, Jericho & Show had never faced DX and challenged them to a match later in the show; Show then said Michaels should go home and take care of his wounds because they didn't want any part of JeriShow, with Roethlisberger making the match official for later in the show and leading the crowd to say "Suck it;" the Steelers then posed with DX; the band Skillet, who performed "Monster" - the Hell in a Cell theme song, was shown in attendance; included a video package recapping the WWE's partnership with the Make a Wish Foundation, with comments from David Williams, Make a Wish Foundation CEO, and the fact Cena recently received the highest recognition from the foundation for the number of wishes he's help grant; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE will create more hours of original programming than Showtime and HBO combined; included a backstage segment with Hornswoggle, Marella, and Roethlisberger in which Marella tried several times to say Roethlisberger's name right until he was slapped by Hornswoggle; featured the announcement that "Access Hollywood's" Nancy O'Dell and Maria Menounos would host the following week's show:
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James, Maria, Eve, Melina, Kelly Kelly, & Brie & Nikki Bella defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, Alicia Fox, Natalya Neidhart, Jillian Hall, Layla, Beth Phoenix, & Rosa Mendes at 3:03 when Mickie pinned Fox with a victory roll; Gail Kim was the guest referee for the match; all the participants wore football pants and jerseys for the match
Jack Swagger pinned Primo Colon with the gutwrench powerbomb at 3:26; prior to the bout, Swagger cut an in-ring promo in which he called himself a winner and reminded the crowd that he didn't get pinned at Hell in a Cell and promised he would go undefeated for the remainder of the year; prior to the bout, it was announced the John Cena vs. WWE World Champion Randy Orton Ironman rematch would be at Bragging Rights
MVP & Mark Henry defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Chris Masters at 2:59 when MVP pinned Guerrero after Masters accidentally hit an elbow drop on his partner and was knocked to the floor by Henry; Henry appeared to injure his knee during the finish; after the bout, Masters argued with Guerrero over the loss before kicking Guerrero and locking him in the full nelson until he was distracted by Hornswoggle; moments later, Guerrero knocked Masters to the floor before Hornswoggle gave him a crotch chop
Mike Mizanin pinned WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston to win the title at 10:44 with the Skull Crushing Finale after the champion lost his balance on the ropes; stipulations stated Mizanin would have to tell the crowd he was awful if he lost; after the bout, Mizanin took the mic and said he was awesome
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show in a non-title match at 18:27 when Triple H pinned Jericho following Michaels' superkick after Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line, prevented Jericho from walking out of the match; after the bout, the Steelers celebrated with DX in the ring as the show came to a close (The Best of Raw: 2009)
WWE Superstars - 10/8/09: Ted Dibiase pinned Evan Bourne with Dream Street at 10:36 after avoiding a kick; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Cody Rhodes being taken from ringside on a stretcher at Hell in a Cell; following his entrance, Dibiase cut an in-ring promo in which he dedicated the match to Cody and asked the crowd to join him in a moment of silence on Cody's behalf

- 10/6/09: "The Unauthorized History of DX" was released.

WWE @ Trenton, NJ - Sovereign Bank Arena - October 6, 2009
Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Heath Slater
ECW - 10/6/09 - featured Lauren Mayhew as the ring announcer; included an opening in-ring segment in which William Regal, alongside Vladimir Kozlov & Ezikiel Jackson, made himself the #1 contender to the ECW World Title despite orders from the WWE Board of Directors not to make decisions regarding the belt; moments later, Zach Ryder interrupted and argued he should have faced ECW World Champion Christian the previous week instead of the tag team match Regal put in its place; when Ryder and Regal began arguing, Christian interrupted and said neither man deserved another shot and then brought out a janitor (Angelo), Tony Atlas, and Yoshi Tatsu; Christian then said Angelo replaced all the urinal cakes in section 105 which means he did something today, which is more than Ryder and Regal can say; Christian then said Atlas was a WWE Hall of Famer and had a cool laugh, again more than what Ryder and Regal can say; Christian then turned to Tatsu and noted Tatsu pinned both Ryder and Regal in recent weeks and that he was a deserving challenger; after Christian said it wasn't up to Regal to determine the top contender, Christian brought Tiffany out; Tiffany, her arm in a sling, said she hadn't determined who would be the top contender and then said Ryder would face Christian, Regal would face Tatsu, and Kozlov & Jackson would be in tag team action in the next segment; featured a backstage segment with Regal and Tiffany in which Tiffany said John Cena might come to ECW after Bragging Rights and Regal said Tiffany might have come back from her injury too soon; included footage from ESPN Sportscenter in which they reviewed Ben Roethlisberger hosting Raw; featured the announcement Shelton Benjamin would face Sheamus Thursday on WWE Superstars; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read hte previous week's episode was the #1 show on SyFy:
Vladimir Kozlov & Ezikiel Jackson defeated Tommy Dreamer & Goldust at 5:21 when Jackson pinned Dreamer with the uranagi
Yoshi Tatsu pinned William Regal at 10:13 with the kick to the head as Regal attempted the knee to the head; Regal's foot was under the bottom rope at the time of the pinfall; after the bout, Vladimir Kozlov & Ezikiel Jackson came to the ring to dispute the call
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Zach Ryder via disqualification in a non-title match at 12:02 when Vladimir Kozlov, Ezikiel Jackson, and William Regal - who all sat ringside for the match - attacked the champion on the floor and in the ring; after the match, Ryder confronted Regal over the interference, with Kozlov & Jackson then attacking Ryder as well
WWE Superstars - 10/8/09 - included the Ted Dibiase Jr. vs. Evan Bourne match taped 10/5/09 in Wilkes-Barre, PA; featured a segment of 'Ask the Divas' in which WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, Nikki & Brie Bella, Layla, and Natalya Neidhart were asked about their guilty pleasures while Kelly Kelly, Maria, Katie Lea, Eve, and Jillian Hall were asked about how to deal with a bad coworker; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to live events in the US; featured a vignette of William Regal, Vladimir Kozlov, & Ezikiel Jackson; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith, & Natalya regarding their main event match against Cryme Tyme; featured an ad promoting "The Unauthorized History of DX":
Shelton Benjamin defeated Sheamus via disqualification at 4:14 when Sheamus refused to break a hold on the ropes; Josh Matthews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match; Benjamin worked the match with a heavily taped shoulder but Sheamus tore the tape off in the contest; after the bout, Sheamus kicked Benjamin in the face
Cryme Tyme (w/ Eve) defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 12:30 when Shad pinned Smith with the STO after Eve tripped Smith from the floor; Todd Grisham & Jim Ross provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! - 10/9/09 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Teddy Long congratulated the Undertaker for winning the World Heavyweight Title and said John Cena was always welcome on Smackdown, noting his career on Raw would be decided at Bragging Rights; moments later, CM Punk interrupted Long, said Long shouldn't be talking about a Raw wrestler, and that he was waiting on his title rematch; Punk then said he didn't want to face Taker in anything other than a submission match with Scott Armstrong as the referee and Long positioned ringside; after Long said no, Vince McMahon came out and said what Long was about to announce would not please Punk or Taker; McMahon then announced Long would have Taker defend against Punk, Batista, and Rey Mysterio Jr. at Bragging Rights and introduced Mysterio for the opening bout; included a backstage segment of Cryme Tyme's "World Up" with Eve in which "Eve" was the word of the day and it was noted she would be facing WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool later in the show; featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero, Eric Escobar, and Teddy Long in which Guerrero said it wasn't fair Escobar wasn't in action for the show, that Punk wasn't getting a singles rematch with Taker, and that Taker would have to face three men at Bragging Rights; Vickie then laughed when Long implied it was McMahon's idea, and reminded him he was still on probation; included a video package recapping Taker's title victories over Hulk Hogan, Psycho Sid, Steve Austin, Hogan a second time, Batista, Edge, and Punk; featured a backstage segment with Maria and Dolph Ziggler in which Ziggler dumped Maria for costing him the WWE IC Title earlier in the show; included a backstage segment with Batista and Mysterio in which they talked about their loss at Hell in a Cell and competing for the World Heavyweight Title at Bragging Rights; featured an in-ring promo by Taker in which he individually addressed Batista, Mysterio, and Punk regarding the upcoming match at Bragging Rights; included an ad promoting "The Best of Smackdown!: 10th Anniversary":
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho with the 619 and springboard splash at 11:27
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool pinned Eve in a non-title match at 3:19 with a boot to the face
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Dolph Ziggler with the Flying Chuck at 9:45 after Ziggler tried to grab a chair he positioned ringside and realized Maria had taken it to sit on; Maria came ringside early in the match to cheer on the challenger; after the contest, Maria tended to Ziggler in the ring
Kane & Drew McIntyre defeated Matt Hardy & R-Truth at 3:56 when McIntyre pinned Hardy with the double arm DDT following an uppercut from Kane
CM Punk defeated Batista via count-out at 11:13 after grabbing the ropes and pulling himself back into the ring as Batista attempted the sit-down powerbomb on the floor; after the match, Batista dropped Punk with the powerbomb inside the ring

WWE @ Terre Haute, IN - Hulman Center - October 10, 2009 (6,500)
Evan Bourne defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Jack Swagger defeated Primo Colon
Jamie Noble defeated Heath Slater
Chris Masters defeated Santino Marella
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Kofi Kingston
MVP & Mark Henry defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via disqualification when Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes interfered; after the bout, MVP & Mark Henry made the save

WWE @ Bristol, TN - Viking Hall - October 10, 2009 (1,500)
Included an in-ring segment of the Abraham Washington Show with guests Rey Mysterio Jr.; moments later, CM Punk came out with he and Mysterio having words until Mysterio attacked Punk, with Punk then dropping him with the Go To Sleep
Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
R-Truth defeated Drew McIntyre
Melina & Eve defeated Brie & Nikki Bella
Sheamus defeated Shelton Benjamin
WWE IC Champion John Morrison defeated Dolph Ziggler
Kane defeated Matt Hardy
ECW World Champion Christian, Tommy Dreamer, & the Hurricane defeated William Regal, Vladimir Kozlov, & Ezekiel Jackson
Rey Mysterio pinned CM Punk; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Title

WWE @ Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Superstore Arena - October 11, 2009 (5,500)
Included an in-ring segment of the Abraham Washington Show with guests Rey Mysterio Jr.; moments later, CM Punk came out with he and Mysterio having words until Mysterio attacked Punk, with Punk then dropping him with the Go To Sleep
Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd when JTG pinned Kidd with the Shout Out
R-Truth pinned Drew McIntyre with a roll up
Sheamus pinned Shelton Benjamin with a boot to the face; Benjamin's shoulder was taped following the attack he sustained from Sheamus weeks earlier on TV
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Dolph Ziggler with the Starship Pain
Kane pinned Matt Hardy with the chokeslam
ECW World Champion Christian, Tommy Dreamer, & the Hurricane defeated William Regal, Vladimir Kozlov, & Ezekiel Jackson when Christian scored the pin following the Killswitch
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned CM Punk with the 619 and springboard splash; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Title

WWE (Raw) @ Toledo, OH - Lucas County Arena - October 11, 2009
Kelly Kelly hosted the show
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James pinned Beth Phoenix at 10:12
Chris Masters defeated Santino Marella via submission with the full nelson at 6:00
Jack Swagger defeated Primo Colon and Jamie Noble at 8:29
Evan Bourne pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 12:44 after Hornswoggle interfered
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Kofi Kingston at 16:08
MVP & Mark Henry defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes at 13:40
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via disqualification when Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes interfered; after the bout, MVP & Mark Henry made the save

WWE @ Indianapolis, IN - Coseco Fieldhouse - October 12, 2009
Primo Colon defeated Jamie Noble
WWE Superstars - 10/15/09: Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Mark Henry pinned Chris Masters at 10:16 with the powerslam after catching Masters running off the ropes; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match; Lawler wore a "Lawler for Mayor" shirt; Henry's knee was heavily taped for the match
Raw - featured an opening backstage promo by WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho regarding the Raw vs. Smackdown! battle at Bragging Rights and declared himself a proud member of the Smackdown! roster and captain of the Smackdown! team; moments later, Nancy O'Dell interrupted and said they didn't want to start the show with Jericho but with DX; she then introduced herself and told him to have a good night; included an in-ring promo by Triple H in which he said Shawn Michaels couldn't make it to the show and then called him on speaker phone; Michaels' outgoing message was him singing to the tune of his theme song; when Shawn answered, he said his daughter was sick and he had to stay home with her; Triple H then asked whether Shawn had read her a story from the new "Unauthorized History of DX" book; after Michaels hung up, Jericho & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show came out with Jericho saying Smackdown! was the dominant show; Triple H then agreed that Smackdown! was good but had a spineless general manager and the Great Khali; Jericho then said Big Show was technically a Raw guy but he wanted him on the Smackdown! team at Bragging Rights, with Triple then stirring up dissention between Jericho and Show over who carried the team; after Show and Jericho had words, Show said he wanted to be on the Raw team at Bragging Rights, with Triple H saying he could earn a spot by beating Jericho later in the show and it would be the opening match; included Maria Menounos conducting a backstage interview with Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes regarding the injuries they sustained at Hell in a Cell, with Maria saying they would compete in a triple threat match later in the show involving John Cena to determine which man advances to Bragging Rights; Jerry Lawler wore a "Lawler for Mayor" shirt for the show; players of the Indiana Pacers were shown in the crowd; featured an ad promoting O'Dell's Betty's Battle organization; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWEClassics.com is the only place to see the first 100 episodes of Monday Night Raw; featured the announcement that Snoop Dogg would host the following week's show; included Triple H speaking backstage on speaker phone with Michaels regarding how their Raw team was shaping up; Triple H had a cardboard standup of Shawn beside him; moments later, Hornswoggle walked in dressed up as Michaels, with Triple H saying Hornswoggle was comitting gimmick infringement; Michaels then saw what was going on on TV and said to get Hornswoggle off camera, with Hornswoggle then taking out the cardboard standup with a superkick, giving Triple H a crotch chop, and running away; featured a backstage segment with O'Dell, Menounos, Santino Marella, and Beth Phoenix in which Phoenix confronted O'Dell over whether she had been traded to Smackdown!, with O'Dell confirming it and Phoenix demanding to be kept on Raw; Phoenix then pinned Menounos against the wall, with Santino suggesting Menounos get in the ring later in the show; after Phoenix left, Santino told her he faked every "organism" he had with her; included a video package recapping the Cena vs. WWE World Champion Randy Orton feud dating back to Hell in a Cell; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale in 26 days, to the tune of "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf; included the announcement Batista would face Rey Mysterio Jr. on Smackdown!; members of the Indianapolis Colts were shown in attendance; featured a backstage segment with Orton, Rhodes, & Dibiase Jr. in which Orton told Rhodes & Dibiase to calm down and that he wouldn't be tagged into their tag team match later in the night, with both Rhodes and Dibiase claiming the other planned to pin Orton in the match; included a backstage segment with Triple H, Menounos, and O'Dell regarding Menounos' upcoming match; moments later, Chavo Guerrero Jr. appeared and argued he should be part of Team Raw at Bragging Rights, with Menounos kicking Chavo below the belt; featured the announcement ECW World Champion Christian & Yoshi Tatsu would face William Regal & Zach Ryder the following night on ECW; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched the previous week's ECW than any program on A&E, ABC Family, TLC, and ESPN; featured a promo at the entrance stage by WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin in which he announced he would face WWE IC Champion John Morrison at Bragging Rights, during which Mizanin said Morrison was nothing more than a hairdo with abs:
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho via count-out at 4:37 when Show pulled Jericho out of the ring and slid back in himself; stipulations stated Show would earn a spot on the Raw Bragging Rights team if he won
Jillian Hall pinned WWE Divas Champion Mickie James to win the title at 1:15 with a powerbomb from the middle turnbuckle and putting her feet on the ropes for leverage; after the bout, Jillian posed for a photo opp and then began to sing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi;" Nancy O'Dell then came out, to the tune of Lenny Kravitz' "American Woman," and announced she had made a major trade over the weekend with the other general managers; O'Dell then brought out Melina who would immediately face Jillian for the title
Melina pinned WWE Divas Champion Jillian Hall in an impromptu match to win the title with the sunset flip / powerbomb combo at the 26-second mark (Melina's surprise return to Raw after a 6-month absence)
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Cody Rhodes defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. and John Cena at 13:19 by pinning Dibiase with a roll up as Dibiase and Cena were both distracted by WWE World Champion Randy Orton at ringside; after the bout, Nancy O'Dell appeared on the big screen and said Cena & Orton would face Rhodes & Dibiase later in the show
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Jack Swagger pinned MVP with the gutwrench powerbomb at 2:35
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Kofi Kingston pinned Evan Bourne at around the 5-minute mark with the spin kick to the face as Bourne came off the top; during the bout, it was noted the final qualifying match would take place Thursday on WWE Superstars between Mark Henry and Chris Masters (the bout began during the commercial break)
Maria Menounos (w/ Nancy O'Dell), Gail Kim, & Kelly Kelly defeated Beth Phoenix, Alicia Fox, & Rosa Mendes at 2:28 when Kelly pinned Mendes with a legrop; prior to the bout, a clip from Menounos' upcoming film "Serial Buddies" was shown
Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated John Cena & WWE World Champion Randy Orton at 6:10 when Dibiase pinned Orton with a roll up as Orton was attacking his own partner; prior to the bout, Orton cut an in-ring promo in which he said he spoke with Snoop Dogg earlier in the day and - to celebrate what would be Cena's last match on Raw - he would have a major match the following week; after the bout, Cena dropped Orton with the FU; moments later, it was announced Cena would face Triple H the following week on Raw

WWE (Raw) @ Pikeville, KY - Eastern Kentucky Expo Center - October 12, 2009
Featured Rey Mysterio Jr. as a guest of The Abraham Washington Show, during which he was attacked by CM Punk
Cryme Tyme defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith
R-Truth defeated Drew McIntyre
Savannah defeated Katie Lea Burchill
Sheamus defeated Shelton Benjamin
WWE IC Champion John Morrison defeated Dolph Ziggler
Kane defeated Matt Hardy
ECW World Champion Christian, the Hurricane, & Tommy Dreamer defeated William Regal, Ezekiel Jackson, & Vladimir Kozlov
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated CM Punk

WWE @ Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena - October 13, 2009
ECW - 10/13/09 - included Lauren Mayhew as the ring announcer; featured a backstage segment with William Regal and Zach Ryder in which they discussed their tag team match later in the night and Regal interfering in Ryder's match the previous week against ECW World Champion Christian; moments later, Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson came up behind Ryder, with Regal then insulting Ryder and saying he should be happy they didn't do worse to him the previous week; included an in-ring promo by Sheamus regarding his match the previous week on WWE Superstars against Shelton Benjamin and then showed footage from the match before saying Benjamin has done nothing with his ability in the nearly 10 years with WWE; Sheamus then said he would use Benjamin as a stepping stone; featured an ad promoting Nancy O'Dell's Betty's Battle organization; featured a video package recapping the past 9 days in the feud between John Cena and WWE World Champion Randy Orton; included a backstage segment with Christian and Yoshi Tatsu regarding their tag team match later in the show; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale in 25 days, to the tune of "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf:
Ezekiel Jackson (w/ Vladimir Kozlov) pinned Goldust with the uranagi at 5:50 after kicking Goldust in the face as he was on the top rope; after the bout, Kozlov dropped Goldust with the Iron Curtain
Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) pinned the Hurricane at 7:01 with a Jackhammer
ECW World Champion Christian & Yoshi Tatsu defeated William Regal & Zach Ryder at 13:03 when Christian pinned Regal with the Killswitch after Ryder dropped Regal throat-first across the top rope
WWE Superstars - 10/15/09 - included the Mark Henry vs. Chris Masters match taped 10/12/09 in Indianapolis, IN; featured a segment of "Ask the Divas" in which Nikki & Brie Bella, Natalya Neidhart, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, and Layla talked about who they would want in their corner for a mixed tag team match and Jillian Hall, Kelly Kelly, Maria, Rosa Mendes, Eve, and Katie Lea talked about what music they listen to in the gym; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale in 23 days, to the tune of "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf; featured an ad promoting "Batista: I Walk Alone;" included a vignette of Jack Swagger; featured a video package hyping the John Cena vs. WWE World Champion Randy Orton Ironman match at Bragging Rights:
Vladimir Kozlov (w/ Ezekiel Jackson) pinned Tommy Dreamer at 6:03 with the Iron Curtain after Jackson attacked Dreamer on the floor behind the referee's back; Josh Matthews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match; after the contest, Jackson dropped Dreamer with the uranagi
CM Punk defeated WWE IC Champion John Morrison via disqualification in a non-title match at 14:45 when WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin slid in the ring and stomped Punk as Morrison prepared to hit Starship Pain; Todd Grisham & Mizanin provided commentary for the match; after the contest, Morrison knocked Punk out with the Flying Chuck before staring down Mizanin who was on the ramp
Smackdown! - featured an opening graphic in tribute to the passing of Capt. Lou Albano; included Michael Cole, subbing for Jim Ross, & Todd Grisham on commentary; included Teddy Long making an announcement at the entrance stage in which he noted the upcoming 7-on-7 tag team match that would headline Bragging Rights and introduced WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho as the captain of the Smackdown! team; moments later, Jericho came out wearing a suit and predicted WWE World Champion Randy Orton would beat John Cena at Bragging Rights, thus sending Cena to Smackdown!, and said Cena would have to go through Jericho, who claimed he had been the top star in Smackdown!'s 10-year history; Jericho then noted DX were the captains of the Raw team, held up the new "Unauthorized History of DX" book, and then ripped up the book's pages to describe how he would rip up the Raw team at Bragging Rights; moments later, Kane came out and announced he was now the co-captain of the Smackdown! team alongside Jericho; featured an ad promoting Nancy O'Dell's Betty's Battle organization; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown! has had more episodes than "ER," "Law & Order," "Cheers," and "The Simpsons;" included a backstage segment with Jericho, Long, and WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool in which Jericho said he couldn't count on WWE IC Champion John Morrison to beat WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin at Bragging Rights, with McCool saying she could count on her to win for Smackdown!; Mickie James then walked in and confronted McCool; as McCool went to leave, Beth Phoenix walked in and told McCool not to count on keeping the title very long; featured a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and CM Punk with the two agreeing the four-way at Bragging Rights isn't a bad idea, with McMahon saying he loved what went down in Montreal and suggested Punk get his submission match rematch the following week with referee Scott Armstrong and Long at ringside; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale in 22 days, to the tune of "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf; featured an ad promoting "Batista: I Walk Alone;" included an in-ring segment of "The Dirt Sheet" with Morrison and and Mizanin in which the two talked about their upcoming match at Bragging Rights and noted tandems like Mork & Mindy, Bill & Ted, Wayne & Garth, Regis & Kathie Lee, and the Rockers all had a member go on to greater fame while the other went nowhere, with both men claiming the other was the "Marty Jannetty" of their team; moments later, Morrison said the Miz was the combination of Michael Phelps, Pink, Mr. Ed, and Big Dick Johnson; the two then argued over which show was better, with Morrison calling Raw a second rate version of "Saturday Night Live" and questioned if Big Bird would host the following week, with Miz saying he carried Morrison for two years and was awesome; he then stood up and challenged Miz to prove something, eventually daring Miz to take a shot at him; Miz then threw down his jacket but eventually left the ring, with Morrison saying he would see him at Bragging Rights and again called him Jannetty; half the ring mat was red and the other half blue for the segment; featured a video package recapping the feud between R-Truth and Drew McIntyre; included a backstage segment with Batista and Rey Mysterio Jr. in which they talked about their match later in the show and facing off for the World Heavyweight Title at Bragging Rights; featured a video package hyping the Orton vs. Cena Ironman match at Bragging Rights; included a recap of the Punk vs. Undertaker submission match at Breaking Point, followed by a promo by Taker regarding the following week's submission rules rematch:
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Dolph Ziggler defeated Mike Knox and Finlay at 5:58 by pinning Knox after Finlay hit Knox with the shillelagh without the referee seeing it and Ziggler then shoving Finlay to the floor
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 3:30 when JTG pinned Kidd with the Shout Out after avoiding a springboard into the ring; prior to the bout, it was announced Brie & Nikki Bella and Eve were now on Raw, Rosa Mendes was on ECW, and Mickie James and Beth Phoenix were now on Smackdown!; during the bout, Teddy Long & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho were shown watching the match backstage
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Eric Escobar (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Matt Hardy at 2:41 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after throwing Hardy shoulder-first into the ringpost as Vickie distracted the referee by faking a leg injury on the apron; prior to the match, Vickie introduced Escobar at the entrance stage (Escobar's TV in-ring debut)
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Drew McIntyre defeated R-Truth via count-out at 8:40 after McIntyre swept Truth's foot out on the floor, causing him to land across the steel ring steps; during the bout, Long and Jericho were shown watching the contest backstage
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Batista at 9:00 with a hurricanrana into a cover; Batista appeared to kick out at 2 but referee Mike Chioda didn't notice it; after the bout, Batista argued with Chioda before eventually raising Mysterio's arm in victory; moments later, as Batista clapped Mysterio's win at the entrance stage, CM Punk attacked Mysterio and dropped him with the Go To Sleep before escaping through the crowd
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker pinned CM Punk with the tombstone

- 10/14/09 - WWE Hall of Famer Capt. Lou Albano died at the age of 76.

WWE @ Morristown, TN - Armory - October 15, 2009

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Monterrey, Mexico - Monumental Bullring - October 15, 2009
Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool defeated Mickie James
Finlay defeated Drew McIntyre
ECW World Champion Christian defeated William Regal
WWE IC Champion John Morrison defeated Matt Hardy and Dolph Ziggler
Ezekiel Jackson defeated the Hurricane
Batista & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Kane & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated CM Punk

- 10/16/09: Shane McMahon announced his resignation from WWE as Executive Vice President, Global Media.

WWE (Raw) @ Huntsville, AL - Von Braun Arena - October 16, 2009 Santino Marella defeated Chris Masters
Evan Bourne defeated Heath Slater
Jack Swagger defeated Primo Colon

Melina defeated Jillian Hall
Hornswoggle defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.; Chavo was blindfolded for the match
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Kofi Kingston and Jack Swagger
John Cena & Triple H defeated Ted DiBiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Puebla, Mexico - Hermanos Serdan Baseball Stadium - October 16, 2009
Tiffany opened the show by welcoming the fans
Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool pinned Mickie James with a boot to the face
ECW World Champion Christian pinned William Regal with the Killswitch
Ezekiel Jackson pinned the Hurricane with the uranagi
WWE IC Champion John Morrison defeated Matt Hardy and Dolph Ziggler
Drew McIntyre pinned Finlay by using the ropes for leverage
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho following the 619 / West Coast Pop combo
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker & Batista defeated CM Punk & Kane when Taker pinned Punk with the tombstone

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Mexico City, Mexico - Sports Palace - October 17, 2009
Tiffany opened the show by welcoming the fans
Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool pinned Mickie James with a boot to the face
Finlay defeated Drew McIntyre
WWE IC Champion John Morrison defeated Matt Hardy and Dolph Ziggler
ECW World Champion Christian pinned William Regal with the Killswitch
Ezekiel Jackson pinned the Hurricane with the uranagi
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker, Batista, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated CM Punk, Kane, & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho when Taker pinned Jericho with the tombstone

WWE (Raw) @ Columbus, GA - Civic Center - October 17, 2009
Evan Bourne pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Shooting Star Press after Hornswoggle interfered
Primo Colon defeated Heath Slater
Chris Masters defeated Santino Marella
WWE Divas Champion Melina defeated Jillian Hall
Jack Swagger pinned MVP
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Kofi Kingston
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via disqualification when Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. interfered; after the match, Triple H came out leading to an impromptu match
John Cena & Triple H defeated Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. after hitting the FU and Pedigree at the same time; the match was advertised as Triple H vs. Rhodes & Dibiase in a handicap match

WWE (Raw) @ Dothan, AL - Civic Center - October 18, 2009
Evan Bourne defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Primo Colon defeated Heath Slater
Chris Masters defeated Santino Marella
WWE Divas Champion Melina defeated Jillian Hall
Jack Swagger defeated MVP
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Kofi Kingston
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via disqualification when Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes interfered; moments later, Triple H came out to make the save
Triple H & John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes in an impromptu match

WWE @ Mexico City, Mexico - Sports Palace - October 18, 2009

WWE @ Jacksonville, FL - Veterans Memorial Arena - October 19, 2009
Raw - featured an opening introduction by Justin Roberts of Snoop Dogg as the guest host of the show, with Snoop then driving out to the tune of his song "Gangsta Love" and being escorted to the ring by Eve, Brie & Nikki Bella; Snoop then said, in addition to John Cena vs. Triple H, he would have WWE World Champion Randy Orton vs. Ted Dibiase Jr. and Shawn Michaels vs. WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho; moments later, Triple H & Michaels came out with Michaels briefly talking like Snoop before the two targetted the Smackdown! team at Bragging Rights; they made fun of Jericho for the two having beaten him at seperate WrestleManias, Kane's dead ex-girlfriend, Cryme Tyme scalping Smackdown tickets that weren't sold, forgetting Dolph Ziggler's name, and no one knowing who Drew McIntyre and Eric Escobar were and the fact Escobar was sleeping with Vickie Guerrero, with Triple H implying he slept his way to the top too; DX then brought out Team Raw and individually praised WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston, and Mark Henry but stopped at Cody Rhodes; Rhodes then argued that if it was based on talent then he would be the team captain and might not tag any of his teammates into the match, with Show saying he would take Rhodes out himself if he thought at any moment they might let the team down; Henry then got in Show's face and questioned if that was a threat, with Swagger then taking the mic and saying he was athletically ahead of both of them; moments later, Kingston said the team had to come together and get on the same page or all of them would lose, with Triple H then calling Kingston out over his Jamaican accent being gone; DX then said the five teammates would face five other men and if someone on Team Raw was pinned then they would be replaced by the man that beat them; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Dibiase regarding him pinning Orton the previous week and facing him later in the show, with Orton eventually appearing and claiming Dibiase betrayed him before saying Dibiase would not lift a finger to him in their match or he would regret it for the rest of his life; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale in 19 days, to the tune of "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf; included a video package recapping the life of Capt. Lou Albano; several members of the Jacksonville Jaguars were shown in attendance; featured a the world premiere sneak peak at Snoop Dogg's "Gangsta Love" music video; included a backstage segment with Snoop, Eve, the Bellas, and Hornswoggle; moments later, Chavo Guerrero Jr. interrupted and said he wanted to be part of Team Raw and shouldn't be ignored; Jillian Hall then came in and demanded a WWE Divas Title rematch, with Santino Marella then appearing dressed as Charlie Brown; Santino then said he got off on the wrong foot with Snoop in 2008 and wanted to go slap around Lucy and chase the Red Baron with him after the show; Snoop then told everyone to get out of his office and implied he was going to smoke marijuana, with a "Technical Difficulties" graphic then appearing on the screen; moments later, Snoop revealed that he had been lighting scented candles; featured an ad promoting "Batista: I Walk Alone;" included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million photos of WWE divas were viewed on WWE.com the previous month; featured the announcement William Regal would face Zach Ryder the following night on ECW; included a look at some of the wrestlers fans can create on "Smackdown! vs. Raw 2010" available the following night; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Raw is the longest weekly entertainment program in TV history and has had more episodes than "Cheers" and "The Simpsons" combined; included a video package hyping the Cena vs. Orton match at Bragging Rights, recapping their feud dating back to 2007, to the tune of Civil Twilight's "Letters from the Sky;" featured an in-ring segment in which Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler ran down the three main events scheduled for Bragging Rights; included the announcement Kyle Busch and Joey Logano would co-host the following week's show:
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show, Mark Henry, Kofi Kingston, Jack Swagger, & Cody Rhodes defeated MVP, Evan Bourne, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Primo Colon, & Chris Masters at around the 5-minute mark when Swagger pinned Primo after tagging himself in after Rhodes dropped Primo with Crossroads; stipulations stated if Show's team lost then the loser of the fall would be replaced at Bragging Rights by the man that beat him; Shawn Michaels & Triple H were shown watching the match backstage during the bout; during the match, it was announced Jerry Lawler would be a guest on Smackdown! later that week; after the contest, Rhodes and Swagger argued which eventually led to all five men fighting, ending with Show taking Henry down with a spear (the match began during the commercial break)
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. in a non-title match at 4:23 with the RKO; Dibiase put up no offense in the match aside from a single push
Triple H pinned John Cena with the Pedigree at 20:17; after the bout, the two men shook hands; moments later, Cena stood alone in the ring and saluted the crowd while WWE World Champion Randy Orton was shown watching on backstage (The Best of Raw: 2009)
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Marty Jannetty in a non-title impromptu match with the Skull Crushing Finale at 2:40; prior to Mizanin's match against an unknown, Snoop Dogg appeared on the big screen, alongside Eve, Nikki & Brie Bella, and noted Mizanin's insults to Jannetty the previous week on Smackdown! and said Jannetty would be Mizanin's new opponent (Jannetty's surprise in-ring return after a 3-year absence)
WWE Divas Champion Melina pinned Jillian Hall (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) at 1:01 with a modified legdrop the after Hornswoggle, dressed as Snoop Dogg, distracted Guerrero; during the match, it was announced Melina, Kelly Kelly, & Gail Kim would face WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, Beth Phoenix, & Natalya Neidhart at Bragging Rights; after the match, Snoop Dogg came out and confronted Guerrero, eventually winning a fight over him; moments later, Eve, the Bellas, Gail Kim, and Kelly Kelly came out and danced with Snoop and Hornswoggle in the ring
Shawn Michaels fought WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho to a no contest; prior to the bout, Jericho took the mic and said he could take Michaels out of the picture before Bragging Rights but he wouldn't have to because he's the leader of Team Smackdown! and that was all the advantage they needed; moments later, Cryme Tyme came out of the crowd, forcing Michaels to the floor; Kane then came out through the crowd followed by Dolph Ziggler, Eric Escobar, and Drew McIntyre; Jericho went to speak again but was cut off by DX's music, with Triple H then coming out followed by WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show, Mark Henry, Kofi Kingston, Jack Swagger, & Cody Rhodes; all 14 men then faced off in the ring, with Triple H saying Team Raw not liking Jericho brought them together as a cohesive unit; Vickie Guerrero then came out and demanded that Team Smackdown! leave the ring, with Triple H saying his guys don't work for Vickie; all 14 men began brawling in the ring as the show came to a close

- 10/20/09: "Smackdown! vs. Raw 2010" was released for Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Wii, PSP, and Xbox 360.

WWE @ Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena - October 20, 2009
ECW - featured an opening backstage promo by Abraham Washington, alongside Tony Atlas, in which he named himself the host of the show; moments later, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho walked past and asked where the general manager's office was; Washington then said he would love to have Jericho on his show, with Jericho rejecting the offer and walking off; included a backstage segment with Tiffany and Rosa Mendes in which they spoke about Mendes now being a part of ECW; moments later, Jericho interrupted and said he was looking to improve Team Smackdown! and was scouting talent on ECW; Tiffany then said he couldn't use any of ECW's wrestlers but could stay to watch the show; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE has produced 20 books that made the New York Times Best-Sellers list; included a backstage segment with Jericho, William Regal, Vladimir Kozlov, and Ezekiel Jackson in which Jericho complained about Tiffany and then talked about perhaps adding Kozlov & Jackson to his team; Tiffany then appeared and initially kicked Jericho off the show for disobeying her orders but then put Jericho in a match later in the show against ECW World Champion Christian; featured a video package recapping the feud between WWE World Champion Randy Orton and John Cena dating back to 2007, to the tune of Civil Twilight's "Letters from the Sky;" included an in-ring promo by Paul Burchill, alongside Katie Lea, in which he claimed his win the previous week over the Hurricane was a victory for honesty and sanity; he then asked for Gregory Helms to come out, give him the mask of the Hurricane, and stop dressing up like a super hero; moments later, someone appearing to be Helms came out dressed as the Hurricane and after, some goading by Burchill, unmasked; after realizing it wasn't Helms, Burchill threw the man to the floor at which time the Hurricane's music played again; as Burchill prepared for the Hurricane to come out at the entrance stage, the Hurricane came out of the crowd and assaulted Burchill with a staff, sending him to the floor; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale in 18 days, to the tune of "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf (the first time ring announcer Lauren Mayhew is shown on camera):
Yoshi Tatsu pinned Zach Ryder at 10:19 with a kick to the head, as Tatsu was on the apron, and a modified splash into the ring; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender to the ECW World Title; the previous night on Raw, Ryder was announced to face William Regal on ECW; no mention was made as to why the match was changed
Sheamus defeated JT Quinn via disqualification at 1:15 when, after Sheamus repeatedly opted not to pin his opponent, Shelton Benjamin ran out, assaulted Sheamus, and sent him to the floor
ECW World Champion Christian pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho in a non-title match at 14:34 with the Killswitch; following the bout, it was announced Christian would defend the following week against Yoshi Tatsu
Smackdown! - 10/23/09 - featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary, subbing for Todd Grisham and an ill Jim Ross; included an opening in-ring promo by WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho in which he said Team Smackdown! would beat Team Raw at Bragging Rights just like he and Kane would beat Batista & Rey Mysterio Jr. later in the show; moments later, JTG interrupted and noted Shad Gaspard had the flu; as the two began to have words, Vickie Guerrero interrupted and introduced Eric Escobar, with the two then coming in the ring and Escobar responding to DX's comments towards him earlier in the week on Raw; Dolph Ziggler then came out to the ring and said he would be the one responsible for the team winning; after JTG and Ziggler began having words, Drew McIntyre interrupted and said he was the ace up the team's sleeve and was annoyed he wasn't named the team captain; moments later, Kane appeared and said none of the other wrestlers were worthy of fighting beside him, with Jericho agreeing with Jericho saying they would face a 5-man team in a handicap match and if they lost then the other team would replace them at the pay-per-view; it was then noted that match would be the first of the show; featured a backstage segment with CM Punk, Teddy Long, and Scott Armstrong in which they discussed Punk's submission match later in the show against World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker, during which Armstrong said Punk would find someone else to do his dirty work; when Armstrong went to leave, he bumped into Vince McMahon, who said he needed to talk to Armstrong; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million photos of ringside action were downloaded the previous month on WWE.com; featured a backstage segment with Jericho, Kane, Matt Hardy, R-Truth, David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, Natalya Neidhart, and Finlay in which Jericho & Kane congratulated their new teammates, with the eight saying they were all on the same page; included a backstage segment with Mickie James, Mae Young, and WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool in which Mickie and McCool traded words over why Mickie wasn't on the women's Smackdown! team at Bragging Rights, with Mickie saying she would take McCool's title; after Mickie left, Beth Phoenix showed up, told McCool not to expect to hold the title long, and left; moments later, Mae told McCool "She told you," with McCool then telling Mae to shut up, and Mae slapping Michelle; featured a backstage segment with Batista and Mysterio in which they talked about their match the previous week, Batista's new DVD, "I Walk Alone," and their tag team match later in the show; included a backstage segment with McMahon, Punk, Long, and Armstrong in which McMahon said he was excited about the main event, with Long and Armstrong visibly concerned about the match; McMahon then began talking about WrestleMania and the Hall of Fame and noted Armstrong's father Bob Armstrong might be in line for the Hall of Fame; featured a video package recapping the life of Capt. Lou Albano; included a video package hyping the John Cena vs. WWE World Champion Randy Orton Ironman match at Bragging Rights, recapping their feud dating back to 2007, to the tune of Civil Twilight's "Letters from the Sky;" featured an in-ring segment in which Cole & Lawler ran down the main events for Bragging Rights; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read visitors to WWEUniverse.com spend more time per visit than Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter:
Matt Hardy, R-Truth, Finlay, David Hart Smith, & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, JTG, & Eric Escobar (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a handicap match at 9:32 when Hardy pinned JTG with the Twist of Fate after Finlay hit JTG with the shillelagh behind the referee's back; stipulations stated that if Ziggler's team lost then all four of those men would be replaced by the other team in the main event of Bragging Rights; during the bout, Kane & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho were shown watching on backstage
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Mike Knox in a non-title match at 3:00 with Starship Pain; prior to the bout, Knox cut an insert promo on the upcoming match; after the bout, Morrison cut an in-ring promo on his match Sunday against WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin at Bragging Rights
Batista & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho & Kane at 9:59 when Batista pinned Kane with a spear after Kane dropped Mysterio with a chokeslam
Mickie James pinned Layla at 2:45 with a spin kick to the face; during the bout, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool was shown watching on backstage
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated CM Punk in a submission match at 11:37 when Taker reversed the Anaconda Vice into the Hell's Gate; prior to the bout, Punk, who came ringside with Teddy Long and Scott Armstrong, cut a promo saying he would make Taker tap out for the second time and there was nothing anyone could do about it; during the final moments of the match, Taker hit the chokeslam on Armstrong, with referee Mike Chioda then coming out to end the match (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)

WWE Superstars - 10/22/09 - included an opening video package recapping the life of Capt. Lou Albano; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more male teens watched the previous week's show than the MLB playoffs; included a video package hyping the John Cena vs. WWE World Champion Randy Orton Ironman match at Bragging Rights, recapping their feud dating back to 2007, to the tune of Civil Twilight's "Letters from the Sky;" featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale in 16 days, to the tune of "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf; included a vignette of WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin:
Kelly Kelly pinned Gail Kim at 4:18 with the Kelly Killer after avoiding a reverse crossbody off the middle turnbuckle; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout; after the match, Kelly helped Gail to her feet; after the match, it was noted Kelly's family was in attendance for the show
Tommy Dreamer & Goldust defeated Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson at 5:19 when Goldust pinned Kozlov with the Golden Age after Dreamer hit Kozlov behind the referee's back; Josh Matthews & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match; after the contest, Kozlov dropped both opponents with the Iron Curtain
Drew McIntyre & Eric Escobar (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated Matt Hardy & R-Truth at 13:17 when McIntyre pinned Hardy with the double arm DDT after Escobar dropped Hardy throat-first across the top rope behind the referee's back; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match

WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center - October 24, 2009 (4,000)
Evan Bourne pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Shooting Star Press after Hornswoggle interfered
Zach Ryder & Paul Burchill defeated Yoshi Tatsu & Tyler Reks when Ryder pinned Reks
Matt Hardy pinned Jamie Noble with the Twist of Fate
Drew McIntyre pinned R-Truth with the double arm DDT
ECW World Champion Christian pinned William Regal
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Rosa Mendes & Katie Lea after switching places in the ring
WWE IC Champion John Morrison defeated WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin via disqualification at the 14-minute mark when Mizanin used his belt as a weapon; neither title was at stake
John Cena, MVP, & Mark Henry defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes at 17:12 when Cena pinned Rhodes with the FU

Bragging Rights 09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena - October 25, 2009 (13,562; 11,000 paid; sell out)
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Paul Burchill
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole, Todd Grisham, & Jerry Lawler on commentary; the Bragging Rights trophy was positioned ringside beside the commentary table; included a backstage segment with Cody Rhodes and R-Truth in which Rhodes said Smackdown!'s team was a second rate team from a second rate show, with Truth saying Dusty Rhodes was the only reason Cody was on Raw and WWE World Champion Randy Orton was the only reason he's had any success; moments later, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show walked in, with Truth then leaving; featured an ad promoting the 2009 Survivor Series; featured a backstage segment in which Triple H & Shawn Michaels gave their team of Show, Rhodes, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, & Jack Swagger, during which DX talked about their history with each man; moments later, Hornswoggle appeared dressed as DX until they sent him away; included a "Don't try this at home" PSA; featured comments from earlier in the show of fans outside the arena voicing their opinion as to which team would win, with the fans largely split on their opinions; included an ad for Smackdown! vs. Raw 2010; included a video package recapping the history between John Cena and Orton, set to Civil Twilight's "Letters from the Heart;" featured a backstage segment with Kingston and Rhodes in which Rhodes blamed Kingston for Team Raw losing; after the two exchanged words, Rhodes jumped Kingston and left him laying:
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin (Raw) pinned WWE IC Champion John Morrison (Smackdown!) at 10:55 after pushing Morrison off the top as he attempted Starship Pain; neither title was at stake; Mizanin wore a mouth guard for the match; both Team Raw and Team Smackdown! were shown watching on backstage before, during, and after the contest
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, Beth Phoenix, & Natalya Neidhart (Smackdown!) defeated WWE Divas Champion Melina, Kelly Kelly, & Gail Kim (Raw) when Phoenix pinned Melina with the Glam Slam at 6:54 after dropping her face-first across the top rope; after the match, Team Smackdown! was shown looking on backstage
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated CM Punk, Batista, and Rey Mysterio Jr. at 10:01 by pinning Batista with the tombstone after Batista threw Mysterio onto Punk outside the ring; following the match, Josh Matthews conducted an in-ring interview with Mysterio and Batista regarding their efforts, with Batista eventually confronting Mysterio, claiming he was stabbing him in the back; moments later, Batista dropped the mic and began assaulting Mysterio in and out of the ring before eventually throwing Mysterio into the ringside barricade; Batista then began to walk off but returned and kicked Mysterio in the head
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, Kane, Matt Hardy, R-Truth, Finlay, David Hart Smith, & Tyson Kidd (Smackdown!) defeated Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Kofi Kingston, Cody Rhodes, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show, Mark Henry, & Jack Swagger (Raw) at 15:36 when Jericho pinned Kingston after Show dropped Kingston with a chokeslam off the top and then knocked Triple H out with a punch; immediately after the match, Show went backstage as Team Smackdown! celebrated in the ring with the Bragging Rights trophy (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010)
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton in a 60-minute No DQ Ironman match to win the title; stipulations stated that it would be the two men's last title match and that if Cena lost he would leave Raw; Cena received a mixed reaction during the introductions; there was a 30-second rest period between falls; fall #1: Cena defeated Orton via submission with the STFU at 3:55; fall #2: Orton pinned Cena at 9:00 with the RKO as Cena ran the ropes; the clock was briefly stopped at 12:56 as referee Mike Chioda had a ringside trainer look at a cut on Cena's head; fall #3: both men were pinned at 17:00 after Orton hit an RKO as Cena dropped him with the FU, thus giving both men another fall; following the fall, trainers tended to Cena in the corner; fall #4: Cena pinned Orton with a FU off the top at 19:37; after the fall, Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes ran out and double teamed Cena during the rest period, with Dibiase dropping Cena with Dream Street; fall #5: Orton pinned Cena at 20:56; immediately after the fall, Kofi Kingston ran out and ran Rhodes & Dibiase backstage with a steel chair; fall #6: Orton pinned Cena at 25:35 after throwing him a lighting grid at the entrance stage; fall #7: Cena pinned Orton with an inside cradle at 32:58; fall #8: Orton pinned Cena at 35:18 with a DDT from the apron to the floor; fall #9: Cena pinned Orton at 51:10 after walking up the steel steps and putting Orton through the commentary table with a FU; fall #10: Cena defeated Orton via submission with the STFU at 60:19, with seconds remaining on the clock, after Orton was caught in the hold for nearly a full minute

WWE @ Buffalo, NY - HSBC Arena - October 26, 2009 (11,700)
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show, in possession of the Bragging Rights trophy, in which Show said he was still a member of the Raw roster; moments later, Jericho contratulated Show for helping embarass DX and then cut Show off to say Smackdown! would have won anyway because he was the team captain; Show eventually interrupted Jericho to say what he did was for him, not the team or Smackdown!, and said he struck a deal with Teddy Long and would now be the next opponent for World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker; moments later, the two were interrupted on the big screen by Kyle Busch and Joey Logano who were shown driving around the parking lot before then driving into the arena and being escorted to the ring by Brie & Nikki Bella; Busch congratulated Show on his actions, with Logano saying he didn't approve; Busch then said Buffalo hadn't won a big game since Hulkamania, with Logano then saying Show would face Triple H later in the show; Busch then said Jericho would face Kofi Kingston, but accidentally called him Johnson before correcting himself; included a backstage segment with Eve, Busch, and Logano in which Jack Swagger interrupted and said he wanted a title match with WWE World Champion John Cena, with Busch and Logano saying they couldn't give it to him because Cena went an hour the night before but they would announce later in the night who Cena's next challenger would be; WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin then interrupted and said he was the most deserving man to challenge Cena since he was the only member of Raw that won at Bragging Rights; during the segment, both Swagger and Mizanin hit on Eve; featured a vignette of Sheamus promoting his Raw debut later in the night; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale in 12 days, to the tune of "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf; members of the Buffalo Bills were shown in attendance; included the announcement Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne would host the following week's show:
Kofi Kingston pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho at 13:37 with the spin kick to the face after Jericho argued with the referee, believing he had won the match with the Code Breaker but Kingston's foot was on the bottom rope during the cover; after the contest, as Kingston made his way up the ramp, Randy Orton came out and shoved Kingston off the ramp to the floor; following the commercial break, Josh Matthews conducted a backstage interview with Orton in which he blamed Kingston for him not being WWE World Champion; moments later, Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes appeared and agreed that Orton was robbed the previous night and then presented him with a racecar with Orton's image on it as a token of their appreciation (The Best of Raw: 2009)
WWE Divas Champion Melina & Santino Marella defeated Jillian Hall & Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 2:34 when Melina pinned Hall with the modified Rocker Dropper; late in the bout, Hornswoggle, dressed in DX apparal, climbed on the ring apron; after the match, Hornswoggle celebrated with Santino & Melina until someone came in the ring and handed him a document; moments later, Hornswoggle brought it to Lawler who said it was a cease and desist letter from DX regarding gimmick infringement; after Lawler explained to Hornswoggle what it meant, he left ringside upset
MVP & Mark Henry defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes in an impromptu match at around the 6-minute mark when MVP pinned Rhodes with a sunset flip following a clothesline from Henry behind the referee's back; prior to the bout, Justin Roberts introduced John Cena as the new WWE World Champion, with Rhodes & Dibiase coming out instead and saying they would face Cena at Survivor Series for the title and wouldn't seek permission from the guest hosts because they didn't need their permission; moments later, Cena appeared, hyped up the match he had with Orton, and turned down their offer for a match, noting his win over Orton gave him the right because he won the feud; Cena said neither of them had earned the right to a title shot, referring to them as "the baby oil boys club," and said he spoke with Kyle Busch & Joey Logano and Rhodes & Dibiase would be wrestling immediately; MVP & Henry then appeared; Busch & Logano were shown watching the match backstage; after the contest, Orton came out, complained about not getting a rematch with Cena, and said he rightfully deserved one; moments later, Kingston appeared on the big screen and said no one cares what Orton has to say; it was then revealed that Kingston was standing on Orton's racecar backstage; as Orton pleaded with Kingston not to touch the car, Kingston rammed a storage cabinet into the vehicle, keyed it up and down, and then beat the hood with a crowbar; to fix the paint job, Kingston poured red paint all across the hood (the match began during the commercial break)
Evan Bourne defeated WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin via count-out in a non-title match at 4:16 after Bourne hit a crossbody to the floor onto both Mizanin and Jack Swagger; Eve was the guest ring announcer for the bout; late in the bout, Swagger came ringside, grabbed a mic, and said no one was watching Mizanin but instead watching Eve watching Swagger; moments later, Mizanin confronted Swagger on the floor
Sheamus pinned Jamie Noble with a boot to the face at 2:17; prior to the bout, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Brie & Nikki Bella appeared on the big screen, with Busch & Logano saying Noble would face Raw's newest star and then introduced Sheamus; after his introduction, Sheamus grabbed the mic and said he planned to make a good first impression (Sheamus' Raw debut)
Triple H (w/ Shawn Michaels) pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show in a No DQ lumberjack match at 14:05 with the Pedigree after putting a Smackdown! shirt on Show and letting Michaels hit the superkick; within the opening moments of the match, Triple H took the mic and said he spoke with Busch & Logano and that the match would now be a lumberjack match with the lumberjacks being the members of the Raw roster that Show screwed over by turning on his team the night before; Chavo Guerrero Jr., WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, MVP, Mark Henry, Kofi Kingston, Jack Swagger, Chris Masters, Santino Marella, and Primo Colon then came ringside, with WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho - who escorted Show to the ring before the match - opting to leave ringside through the crowd; Michaels then took the mic and reminded Triple H that there would be a guest referee for the match too, with WWE World Champion John Cena then appearing; late in the match, almost all the lumberjacks took turns attacking Show; after the contest, Busch & Logano came out and announced that they had made a decision about who Cena should defend against at Survivor Series after talking with Hornswoggle; they then said it would be Cena vs. Michaels vs. Triple H
WWE Superstars - 10/29/09 - featured a segment of "Ask the Divas" in which Kelly Kelly, Rosa Mendes, Brie & Nikki Bella, Beth Phoenix, Jillian Hall, Eve, Maria, Natalya Neidhart, and Katie Lea gave advice on what to be for Halloween and Mendes, the Bellas, Katie Lea, and Jillian talked about their favorite Halloween memories; included a backstage segment in which Natalya Neidhart, Tyson Kidd, & David Hart Smith were shown speaking with Mike Knox about their tag team match later in the show; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million photos of divas were downloaded in the past month from WWE.com; included a vignette of WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale in 9 days, to the tune of "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf; included the Zach Ryder vs. Tyler Reks and R-Truth & Cryme Tyme vs. Mike Knox, David Hart Smith, & Tyson Kidd matches taped 10/27/09 in Rochester, NY:
Jack Swagger pinned Primo Colon at 5:31 with the gutwrench powerbomb after a boot to the face; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Alicia Fox pinned Kelly Kelly at 3:39 with a scissors kick after blocking a handspring elbow in the corner; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Dark match after the taping: WWE World Champion John Cena, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, & Kofi Kingston defeated Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., Cody Rhodes, & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show

WWE @ Rochester, NY - Blue Cross Arena - October 27, 2009
Goldust defeated Paul Burchill
ECW - featured an opening segment of the Abraham Washington Show, with Tony Atlas as the announcer and Tiffany as the guest; upon her introduction, Tiffany came out with her arm still in a sling; Washington then asked Tiffany about why Bragging Rights had no impact from ECW, with Tiffany saying ECW would have a bigger impact at the following year's event and that stars like John Morrison and Kofi Kingston had their first break in ECW; Washington then asked about Sheamus leaving for Raw, with Tiffany saying she agreed to let Sheamus go because he didn't want to be on ECW but he would have one last match on ECW later in the night against Shelton Benjamin; as she began to talk about the recovery of her arm injury, William Regal, Vladimir Kozlov, & Ezekiel Jackson interrupted with Regal asking her once more for another shot at the ECW World Title, with Tiffany turning him down and saying he might not ever get another title shot; after Tiffany went backstage, Regal trashed Washington's set (Tiffany's debut of a new theme song); included Josh Matthews & Byron Saxton on commentary (Saxton's debut); featured a vignette of Yoshi Tatsu to hype his main event match against ECW World Champion Christian; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale in 11 days, to the tune of "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf; featured a backstage segment with Gregory Helms and Rosa Mendes in which Rosa bragged about being part of ECW; moments later, Paul Burchill & Katie Lea interrupted, forcing Rosa to leave; moments later, Burchill told Helms to tell the Hurricane he wanted to face him the next week; included Savannah conducting a backstage interview with Christian regarding his title defense later in the show against Tatsu; featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA:
Sheamus pinned Shelton Benjamin at 10:22 with a kick to the face following a Hot Shot; prior to the bout, Savannah conducted a backstage interview with Benjamin regarding this being his last match against Sheamus and Sheamus' comments stating Benjamin has been mediocre in the eight years he's been in the WWE (Sheamus' last appearance on ECW)
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Yoshi Tatsu at 15:48 with the Killswitch after a European uppercut from the middle turnbuckle; after the contest, Christian went to help Tatsu to his feet but the two were attacked by Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson; moments later, William Regal entered the ring and watched as Kozlov & Jackson hit a double spinebuster; Regal then grabbed the title belt and held it up as the show came to a close
WWE Superstars - 10/29/09: Zach Ryder pinned Tyler Reks at 3:44 with the Zach Attack; Josh Matthews & Byron Saxton provided commentary for the match
WWE Superstars - 10/29/09: R-Truth & Cryme Tyme defeated Mike Knox, Tyson Kidd, & David Hart Smith (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 12:57 when Truth pinned Kidd with the Lie Detector; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! - featured Todd Grisham & Matt Striker on commentary; included an opening in-ring promo by Teddy Long in which he congratulated Team Smackdown! for beating Team Raw at Bragging Rights and noted that WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show would challenge World Heavyweight Champion the Underatker at Survivor Series; moments later, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, in possession of the Bragging Rights trophy, interrupted; Long quickly took possession of the trophy, noting it was property of Smackdown!, with Jericho then saying he earned it, he was the face of Smackdown!, and Long shouldn't have gone behind his back to give Show the title shot; Kane then appeared and said he takes as much ownership of Smackdown! winning at Bragging Rights as Jericho and said he deserved the opportunity at Taker moreso than Show or Jericho; Jericho responded by saying Kane's record against Taker was spotty at best and that he needed to leave the ring; Kane then put a choke on Jericho, with Long stepping in to say that the match at Survivor Series would be a triple threat match, much like Raw had planned, and that Jericho would face Kane later in the night to determine which man would be part of the triple threat; featured a backstage segment with Long, Vince McMahon, and CM Punk in which Punk argued that Show - not even a member of the Smackdown! roster - shouldn't be getting a world title shot against the Undertaker and he should be instead; McMahon then proposed that Punk face referee Scott Armstrong later in the show instead; Divide the Day, who perform the show's theme song, was shown in attendance; included an in-ring promo by Rey Mysterio Jr. in which he said Batista was still his best friend in the world, despite what happened at Bragging Rights, and then asked for Batista to come out to the ring so they could straighten things out and work past it; moments later, Batista appeared, said Mysterio was in over his head, and he would give him one chance to leave the ring; Mysterio replied by saying no, reminded him that the match at Bragging Rights was a four-way, and that they would be family even after wrestling; moments later, Mysterio said he would never have accepted to be in the match had he known it would have affected their friendship so much and again refused to leave the ring when told to by Batista, then bringing up Eddie Guerrero; Batista replied by saying Eddie was dead, dropped the mic, and left the ring; following the commercial break, Matt Hardy confronted Batista backstage and said he can relate to Batista's problems with Mysterio and told him not to do anything that he might regret, much like Matt did to Jeff; Batista smiled and walked away, only to come back and jump Hardy from behind; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWEClassics.com is the only place to see the first 100 episodes of Monday Night Raw; included an in-ring segment hosted by Cryme Tyme officiating a costume contest between Mickie James (as Elektra), WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool (a devil), Natalya Neidhart (a matador), and Layla (Michael Jackson), with Mickie getting the fan vote; moments later, a fight broke out between all the women, with Mickie clearing the ring before she was jumped by McCool; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale in 8 days, to the tune of "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf; included the announcement that Batista would face Hardy the following week:
Dolph Ziggler defeated WWE IC Champion John Morrison via count-out in a non-title match at 10:04 after Ziggler hit a wheelbarrow slam onto the commentary table; during his entrance, Ziggler noted that Morrison was the only person on the Smackdown! roster that didn't win at Bragging Rights, with Morrison reminding Ziggler that he wasn't even on the show; during the bout, it was noted Ziggler, Eve, and Maria would be on "Deal or No Deal" the following Tuesday on MyNetworkTV
Beth Phoenix pinned Jenny Brooks with the Glam Slam at 2:17
Matt Hardy pinned Eric Escobar (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 3:22 with a reversal into a modified RKO; prior to the match, Guerrero - dressed as a princess for Halloween - introduced Escobar at the entrance stage
Drew McIntyre fought Finlay to a no contest when McIntyre attacked Finlay before the match, threw him into the ring steps, and assaulted him until referees came ringside to tend to Finlay; prior to the match, McIntyre cut an in-ring promo in which he congratulated Team Smackdown! but said he never wanted to be on the team anyway
CM Punk pinned Scott Armstrong at 2:04 by putting one foot on his chest after hitting the Go To Sleep; Armstrong wore his referee attire for the bout
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho pinned Kane at 14:34 with the Code Breaker as Kane came off the top; stipulations stated the winner would earn a World Heavyweight Title shot against champion the Undertaker and WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show at Survivor Series
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker pinned CM Punk at 11:40 with the chokeslam and tombstone

WWE @ Worcester, MA - DCU Center - November 2, 2009
Raw - featured an opening in-ring segment with Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne, introduced by Ozzy's "Crazy Train" and with a throne set up in the ring; moments later, Sharon introduced footage of Ozzy at WrestleMania 2 and performing during the Feb. 17, 2007 episode of Smackdown! and asked Ozzy if he remembered either, with Ozzy saying no; WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin then interrupted, said he was a bigger star than either of them, and asked them to erase his loss the previous week; Ozzy then asked who Miz was; Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhose then appeared, noted Kofi Kingston vandalizing Randy Orton's car the previous week, and asked for a handicap match against Kingston later in the show; WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show then came out and demanded an apology for the way the Raw roster treated him the previous week, with Ozzy then apologizing for them; moments later, Triple H & Shawn Michaels appeared, with Triple H then plugging Ozzy's new book and DX's own book; Triple H then suggested Miz face Evan Bourne for the US title later in the show; moments later, Michaels told Rhodes & Dibiase to stand in line for WrestleMania tickets Saturday because that might be the only way they would be going, and then suggested Kingston face Orton later in the show; Big Show was about to suggested WWE World Champion John Cena face Michaels and Triple H later in the show in a Survivor Series preview but Triple H changed it to Cena vs. Jericho vs. Show; moments later, Sharon ruled that the matches were final before she and Ozzy posed with DX in the ring; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale Saturday; featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA; included an ad promoting "Batista: I Walk Alone;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's show was seen by more male viewers than every program on NBC, The CW, and Fox; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Kingston regarding his match later in the show against Orton; featured the announcement Ozzy's autobiography would be released Jan. 25, 2010; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale Saturday, to the tune of "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf; featured an in-ring segment of "Raw's Got Talent," MC'd by Jerry Lawler and with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and the Great Khali, with Runjin Singh, as the judges; after Khali's entrance, he told the Osbournes he had a big crush on Kelly Osbourne; the first participant was Santino Marella, who came out dressed as Ozzy, opted not to sing "Bark at the Moon," and then said he would bite the head off a bat; Santino then bit the head off a Batman action figure, with the judges giving him a thumbs down; Chris Masters then came out and flexed his pecs to the tune of "Crazy Train," with Khali and Sharon liking it; Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Jillian Hall then came out and sang "Close My Eyes Forever," with Ozzy saying he would rename the song "Close My Ears Forever;" Chavo & Jillian then came to the ring to confront the judges with Jillian then singing Britney Spears' "Oops, I Did it Again" before Sharon punched her in the face; Chavo then confronted Sharon before Khali stood and chopped Chavo over the head; Hornswoggle then ran out to the ring dressed as Jack Osbourne and hit the frog splash on Chavo before hugging the Osbournes; included the announcement Ricky Hatton would host the following week's show; featured the announcement Jamie Noble suffered serious back and neck injuries as a result of his match earlier in the show; included the announcement ECW World Champion Christian & Yoshi Tatsu would face Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson the following night on ECW; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE won a 2009 Beacon Award for the "Smackdown Your Vote" campaign; included a video package recapping the tension between Batista and Rey Mysterio Jr. on Smackdown!; featured a backstage segment with the Osbournes and WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho in which Jericho said Ozzy was his hero growing up but then he realized he didn't need to pander to the fans like Ozzy because he was better than the fans and better than Ozzy; included a backstage segment with Triple H, Michaels, and Hornswoggle in which DX told Hornswoggle he would be in big trouble if he used their gimmick again; moments later, Cena appeared, with Hornswoggle giving the crotch chop and running off; Triple H then said he wasn't worried about Survivor Series because he beat Cena a few weeks earlier, with Michaels reminding Cena that he beat Cena in England; Cena then said they have all beaten each other, with the camera then picking up on Brie & Nikki Bella who took the statement wrong and walking away WWE US Champion Mike Mizanini pinned Evan Bourne at 4:14 with the Skull Crushing Finale after a hiptoss into the corner
Sheamus defeated Jamie Noble via referee's decision at 2:25 when the referee stopped the bout after ruling Noble couldn't defend himself; prior to the bout, Josh Matthews conducted a backstage interview with Sheamus regarding his match, with Sheamus saying Ozzy Osbourne's career should have been over a long time ago and Noble's career would end tonight; after the contest, Sheamus assaulted Noble on the floor and dropped him with a powerbomb; moments later, referees and officials tended to Noble and took him backstage on a stretcher
Kofi Kingston, MVP, & Mark Henry defeated Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes at 12:39 when Henry pinned Rhodes after catching him coming off the top and hitting the powerslam; the match was scheduled as Kingston vs. Orton but was turned into a six man tag by Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne after Rhodes & Dibiase came ringside at the 2-minute mark
Alicia Fox won a 6-women battle royal by last eliminating Kelly Kelly at 2:43; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender for the WWE Women's Title; order of elimination: Gail Kim by Kelly Kelly as Kelly attempted to eliminate a Bella (1:12); moments later, Jack Swagger came ringside to watch Eve; a Bella was eliminated by Eve (1:47); the other Bella was eliminated by Eve (1:50); Eve by Fox (2:07); Kelly by Fox after missing a handspring elbow in the corner; WWE Women's Champion Melina was shown watching the match backstage
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho defeated WWE World Champion John Cena and WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show in a non-title match at around the 9-minute mark by pinning Cena when Show punched Cena in the face as Jericho was hoisted up for the FU; after the bout, Jericho applied the Walls of Jericho on Cena while Show locked on the Camel Clutch until Triple H & Shawn Michaels, who did guest commentary for the match, came in the ring to make the save; eventually, Show knocked Michaels out with a punch and Jericho dropped Triple H with the Code Breaker (the bout began during the commercial break)
WWE Superstars - 11/5/09 - featured a segment of "Ask the Divas" in which Rosa Mendes, Eve, Maria, Natalya Neidhart, Katie Lea, and Jillian Hall gave advice about breaking up with one's girlfriend to go out with her friend and Alicia Fox, Gail Kim, Nikki & Brie Bella talked about speaking in front of a crowd; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read John Cena has granted 140 wishes for Make-A-Wish Foundation, more than any superstar in WWE, NBA, or NFL history; featured a vignette of Yoshi Tatsu; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale Saturday, to the tune of "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf; featured the Paul Burchill vs. Tyler Reks and WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Champion Chris Jericho vs. Finlay matches taped 11/3/09 in Providence, RI:
Santino Marella pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with an inside cradle at 5:09; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Jack Swagger pinned Primo Colon with the gutwrench powerbomb at 3:49; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match

- 11/3/02: "Rey Mysterio: Behind the Mask" was released.

WWE @ Providence, RI - Dunkin Donuts Center - November 3, 2009
Eric Escobar pinned Tommy Dreamer
ECW - featured an opening in-ring promo by ECW World Champion Christian in which he said he wanted William Regal in the ring after the attack he and Yoshi Tatsu sustained the previous week at the hands of Regal's men Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov; as Christian prepared to find Regal backstage, Tiffany came out - her arm in a sling - apologized to Christian for the attack, and said she was partially at fault for not granting Regal a title shot; moments later, Regal, Jackson, & Kozlov appeared at the entrance stage with Regal saying Christian could have him but only if the belt was on the line; Christian agreed to a title match but Tiffany said both men already had matches scheduled for the show; Tiffany agreed to reschedule the matches but Regal turned it down, saying he wanted it in front of a deserving crowd the following week in England; Tiffany made the match official and then said both Jackson & Kozlov would be banned from ringside for the title match; Regal then came out to the ring for his match, and Jackson & Kozlov went backstage, with Christian then hitting a dropkick to Regal as he approached the ring; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale the following Saturday; featured a backstage segment with Zack Ryder and Rosa Mendes in which Ryder had a daydream about Rosa as she told him she would be the announcer for his match later in the show; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million photos of ringside action were viewed on WWE.com over the past month; featured an in-ring promo by Paul Burchill, alongside Katie Lea, in which he said he had a proposal for the Hurricane but he was nowhere to be found; moments later, the Hurricane appeared and the two had words; Burchill eventually challenged Hurricane to one more match, where the Hurricane would have to unmask if Burchill won and Burchill & Katie Lea would leave ECW if Hurricane won, with the Hurricane agreeing; included a backstage segment with Abraham Washington & Tony Atlas in which Washington complained about Regal destroying their set the previous week, with them agreeing they should get a whole new set and have Tiffany pay for it; Washington then knocked on Tiffany's door but an unknown wrestler walked out; Tiffany then said it was Vance Archer, ECW's newest star; featured an ad promoting "Batista: I Walk Alone;" included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale Saturday, to the tune of "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf:
William Regal pinned Goldust with the knee to the head at 4:04 after Goldust missed a charge in the corner
Shelton Benjamin pinned Zack Ryder at 3:46 with Paydirt after Ryder began staring at guest ring announcer Rosa Mendes at ringside
Vance Archer pinned Logan Jones with the reverse DDT at the 55-second mark (Archer's debut)
ECW World Champion Christian & Yoshi Tatsu defeated Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson at 5:47 when Christian pinned Kozlov with the Killswitch; after the match, William Regal attacked Christian, with Kozlov & Jackson then ramming Christian into the ringpost and Regal applying the Regal Stretch on the floor
WWE Superstars - 11/5/09: Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) pinned Tyler Reks with the Jackhammer at 2:43; Josh Matthews & Byron Saxton provided commentary for the match
WWE Superstars - 11/5/09: WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho pinned Finlay at 13:18 with the Code Breaker after holding onto the ropes to avoid the Celtic Cross; Matt Striker & Todd Grisham provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker in which he noted his arrival to the WWF came at the Survivor Series and that all have fallen since then; Taker then noted that WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show betrayed his team at Bragging Rights to earn a shot at Taker; the champion then said there were two things that brought joy to him - fighting with Kane and fighting against Kane - and noted WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho robbed him of the latter and said he would pay for it; Jericho then appeared ringside and said he was the true phoenom of the WWE and that Taker was just a man, like Kane, John Cena, and Show who Jericho had beaten in recent weeks; Jericho eventually entered the ring and said he was the best at what he does, with the two eventually fighting until Taker kicked Jericho in the face, sending him to the floor; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale the following day; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read visitors spend more time on WWEUniverse.com than MySpace, Twitter, or Facebook; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage sit-down interview with Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding Batista and Mysterio facing Batista at Survivor Series, during which Mysterio said Batista showed a side of him he didn't know exist and he would return the favor when the two meet in the ring; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Batista regarding his recent attacks on Mysterio and Matt Hardy, with Batista saying he wasn't there to make friends but to win the world title; included the announcement WWE IC Champion John Morrison would defend the following week against Dolph Ziggler; featured a backstage segment with Mickie James, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, and Layla regarding Mickie and McCool being team captains at Survivor Series, during which McCool told Mickie to go back where she came from because no one likes her on Smackdown!; Mickie then called Layla "Scary Spice" and said she wasn't going anywhere; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Hardy regarding the attack he sustained the previous week from Batista and facing Batista later in the show; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale Saturday, to the tune of "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf:
Dolph Ziggler, David Hart Smith, & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated WWE IC Champion John Morrison & Cryme Tyme at 8:53 when Ziggler pinned Shad with the Zig Zag as Shad attempted the STO on Smith; prior to the match, footage was shown of Morrison recently appearing on "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?" with Jeff Foxworthy
Beth Phoenix pinned Brittany Carter with the Glam Slam at 1:54
Drew McIntyre pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with the double arm DDT at the 49-second mark; prior to the bout, McIntyre shoved Yang off the top rope to the floor, then took the mic and said he wanted some real competition; moments later, Yang pulled himself into the ring and called for the referee to ring the bell for the scheduled match; after the contest, McIntyre kneed Yang in the back of the head
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Mike Knox at 7:14 with the 619 and springboard splash; prior to the bout, it was noted "Rey Mysterio: Behind the Mask" would be released in hardback the following Tuesday
R-Truth pinned CM Punk at 10:29 with a roll up and fast count from referee Scott Armstrong after Punk began yelling at Armstrong to count faster when he had Truth covered; after the bout, Armstrong ran backstage as Punk threw a fit in the ring
Matt Hardy defeated Batista via disqualification at 13:39 when Batista threw Hardy to the floor and then hit him with one of the monitors from the commentary table; after the match, Batista set Hardy up for the sit-down powerbomb but then shoved him aside and left the ring
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker pinned CM Punk with the tombstone

WWE (Raw) @ Dublin, Ireland - The O2 - November 4, 2009 (10,000)
Jack Swagger won a battle royal by last eliminating Mark Henry; stipulations stated the winner would earn a WWE World Title shot later in the show; other participants included Sheamus, Evan Bourne, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, MVP, Chris Masters, Randy Orton, Kofi Kingston, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Ted Dibiase Jr., and Cody Rhodes
Hornswoggle pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr.; stipulations stated Guerrero had to wrestle the match on his knees
Sheamus pinned Evan Bourne
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned MVP with the Skull Crushing Finale
WWE Divas Champion Melina defetaed Alicia Fox
Mark Henry pinned Chris Masters with the powerslam
Randy Orton pinned Kofi Kingston with the RKO
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes when Triple H pinned Dibiase with the Pedigree as Michaels pinned Rhodes with the superkick
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Jack Swagger with the FU

WWE (Smackdown & ECW) @ Frankfurt, Germany - Festival Hall - November 5, 2009 (8,000)
Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Zach Ryder
Mickie James won a divas battle royal; stipulations stated the winner would earn a WWE Women's Title shot later in the show; other participants included Beth Phoenix, Natalya Neidhart, Layla, Rosa Mendes, and Katie Lea
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Goldust
ECW World Champion Christian pinned William Regal with the Killswitch
WWE IC Champion John Morrison defeated Rey Mysterio Jr., Dolph Ziggler, and Matt Hardy
Drew McIntyre defeated Finlay
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool pinned Mickie James
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated CM Punk in a casket match following the tombstone

WWE (Raw) @ Glasgow, Scotland - Braehead Arena - November 5, 2009 (4,500; near sell out)
Gail Kim served as hostess of the show
Evan Bourne pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Jack Swagger pinned Santino Marella
Paul Burchill pinned the Hurricane
Sheamus pinned Primo Colon with a boot to the face
Mark Henry pinned Chris Masters
WWE Divas Champion Melina pinned Alicia Fox; Jillian Hall was the guest ring announcer for the bout
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Kofi Kingston and MVP by pinning MVP after Kingston hit MVP with the spin kick to the face
WWE World Champion John Cena, Triple H, & Shawn Michaels defeated Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes after Hornswoggle interfered, leading to Cena, Triple H, & Michaels hitting their finishers and scoring simultaneous pinfalls

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Brussels, Belgium - Forest National - November 6, 2009 (7,000; sell out)
ECW World Champion Christian pinned William Regal with the Killswitch
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Zach Ryder
Mickie James won a divas battle royal; stipulations stated the winner would earn a WWE Women's Title shot later in the show; other participants included Beth Phoenix, Natalya Neidhart, Layla, Rosa Mendes, and Katie Lea
Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Goldust
WWE IC Champion John Morrison defeated Rey Mysterio Jr., Matt Hardy, and Dolph Ziggler by pinning Ziggler after a botched Starship Pain
Drew McIntyre pinned Finlay
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool defeated Mickie James
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated CM Punk in a casket match following the tombstone

WWE (Raw) @ Newcastle, England - Metro Radio Arena - November 6, 2009 (11,000; sell out)
Santino Marella defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Sheamus defeated Primo Colon
Paul Burchill defeated the Hurricane
Mark Henry defeated Chris Masters
Jack Swagger defeated Evan Bourne
WWE Divas Champion Melina defeated Alicia Fox
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Kofi Kingston and MVP
WWE World Champion John Cena, Triple H, & Shawn Michaels defeated Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes after Hornswoggle interfered, leading to Cena, Triple H, & Michaels hitting their finishers and scoring simultaneous pinfalls

WWE @ Minehead, England - Butlins Arena - November 7, 2009 (5,000; sell out)
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Sheamus

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Dusseldorf, Germany - ISS Dome - November 7, 2009 (8,000)
Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Goldust
Natalya Neidhart won a divas battle royal; stipulations stated the winner would earn a WWE Women's Title shot later in the show; other participants included Beth Phoenix, Katie Lea, Layla, Mickie James, and Rosa Mendes
Yoshi Tatsu pinned William Regal
Drew McIntyre defeated Finlay
WWE IC Champion John Morrison defeated Dolph Ziggler
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Zach Ryder
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool defeated Natalya Neidhart
Matt Hardy defeated Batista and Rey Mysterio Jr.
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated CM Punk following the tombstone

WWE (Raw) @ Liverpool, England - Echo Arena - November 8, 2009 (9,000; sell out)
Kofi Kingston defeated Chris Masters
The Hurricane defeated Paul Burchill
Sheamus defeated Primo Colon
Jack Swagger defeated Evan Bourne
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned MVP
Santino Marella defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
WWE Divas Champion Melina & Kelly Kelly defeated Alicia Fox & Jillian Hall
Mark Henry defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho via disqualification when Jericho hit Henry with a steel chair; after the bout, Henry dropped Jericho with the powerslam
WWE World Champion John Cena, Triple H, & Shawn Michaels defeated Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Nottingham, England - Trent FM Arena - November 8, 2009 (8,000)
Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
William Regal defeated Zach Ryder
Beth Phoenix won a divas battle royal; stipulations stated the winner would earn a WWE Women's Title shot later in the show; other participants included Natalya Neidhart, Katie Lea, Layla, Mickie James, and Rosa Mendes
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Goldust
Drew McIntyre defeated Finlay
WWE IC Champion John Morrison defeated Dolph Ziggler
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Yoshi Tatsu
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool defeated Beth Phoenix
Batista defeated Matt Hardy and Rey Mysterio Jr.
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated CM Punk

WWE @ Sheffield, England - Arena - November 9, 2009
Chris Masters defeated Primo Colon
Raw - featured an opening segment in which Ricky Hatton was introduced as the guest host of the night, with Hatton then appearing with Brie & Nikki Bella; moments later, Hatton said he was very happy to be hosting the show and then showed footage of beating Carlos Moussa in Sheffield years earlier; WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show soon interrupted, with Show badmouthing Hatton until Hatton brought up Show's bad history with boxers; eventually, Show got down on his knee to give Hatton a free shot until Jericho stepped in, took credit for winning at Bragging Rights and beating WWE World Champion John Cena the previous week, and said he would beat World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker Friday on Smackdown! and at Survivor Series; Hatton then said Jericho & Show would face Triple H & Shawn Michaels later in the show; Jericho proceded to insult Hatton until Hatton said Jericho was just a guy with a bad haircut; Triple H & Michaels then came out with Triple H bringing up the history Jericho & Show had with past hosts Shaquille Oneal and Bob Barker; Michaels then challenged Jericho & Show to have the match at that moment but the champions eventually left ringside; included footage of WrestleMania tickets going on sale days earlier at the University of Phoenix Stadium to the tune of "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf; featured a backstage segment with Hatton and his young son meeting Cena backstage; included the announcement that both the WrestleMania and Summer Slam microsites on WWE.com had won online awards; featured photos of Hatton's Hatton Health and Fitness in Hyde, UK; included a backstage segment with Hatton, Brie & Nikki in which Hatton spoke about promoting boxing before they challenged him to a game of darts; moments later, Santino Marella walked in dressed as "Ricky Fatton;" Chavo Guerrero Jr. then appeared and was beaten by Hatton in darts, with Hatton implying Chavo would face Santino later in the night in a wrestler vs. boxer match but then said he would be facing Chavo himself; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin regarding his leading a team into Survivor Series to face the team of WWE IC Champion John Morrison at Survivor Series; moments later, Jack Swagger walked in with he and Mizanin having words, during which Swagger said he would be named the team captain after beating Evan Bourne later in the show; included footage of Kyle Busch winning a NASCAR race over the weekend in the Raw vs. Smackdown! 2010 car, along with comments at the race from Jerry Lawler; featured the announcement that Nickelback's "Burn it to the Ground" would become the show's new theme song the following week; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com received more page views than MLB.com in the month of October, despite the World Series; featured a backstage segment with Cena and Hornswoggle in which Cena warned Hornswoggle about DX's cease and desist order; moments later, Hornswoggle left before Triple H & Michaels walked in and the three discussed their triple threat match at Survivor Series; Cena then called for Hornswoggle to come back, with Hornswoggle appearing dressed as Cena instead of DX and giving them the "You can't see me" hand sign; after DX left, Hornswoggle took off his Cena clothes to show off his DX merchandise; included the announcement Roddy Piper would host the following week's show:
Alicia Fox pinned Kelly Kelly (w/ Gail Kim) with the scissors kick at 2:36; prior to the bout, it was announced Mickie James, Kelly, Gail, WWE Divas Champion Melina, & Eve would face WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, Fox, Beth Phoenix, Jillian Hall, & Layla in an elimination match at Survivor Series; it was also announced Fox would challenge Melina the following week; Melina was shown watching the match backstage
Sheamus pinned an unknown with a crucifix powerbomb at 2:01; prior to the bout, it was noted that Jamie Noble was contemplating retirement after the injuries he sustained from Sheamus the previous week; it was also announced Sheamus, Jack Swagger, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, Dolph Ziggler, & Drew McIntyre would face WWE IC Champion John Morrison, Matt Hardy, Finlay, Evan Bourne, & Shelton Benjamin in an elimination match at Survivor Series; prior to the match, Sheamus cut an in-ring promo claiming he retired Noble
Evan Bourne pinned Jack Swagger at 3:39 with a kick to the jaw and the Shooting Star Press after Swagger became distracted by WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, who came ringside late in the match; after the bout, Mizanin took the mic and said he was the team captain because he was the Miz and he was awesome
Randy Orton (w/ Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr.) pinned Mark Henry (w/ Kofi Kingston & MVP) at the 6-minute mark with the RKO; prior to the match, it was announced Kingston, MVP, Henry, ECW World Champion Christian, & R-Truth would face Orton, Dibiase, Rhodes, CM Punk, & William Regal in an elimination match at Survivor Series; prior to the match, Kingston appeared as a guest of the VIP Lounge in which MVP, Kingston, & Henry discussed Kingston defacing Orton's car the previous week and being the team captain to face Orton's team at Survivor Series; moments later, Orton, Dibiase, & Rhodes interrupted, with Orton calling the other three criminals and Legacy then noting they were brought up in the business while the others were raised in the hood; during the match, it was announced MVP would face Dibiase Thursday on WWE Superstars; after the contest, Orton and Kingston faced off in the ring with Kingston clearing Orton to the floor (the bout began during the commercial break)
Ricky Hatton defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a boxer vs. wrestler match at 2:18 via KO with a right hand punch
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show in a non-title match at 13:06 when Michaels pinned Jericho after Show accidentally knocked his partner out with a punch and was knocked to the floor by Triple H; WWE World Champion John Cena provided guest commentary for the match; after the contest, it was announced the following week's main event would be DX vs. Jericho & Show vs. Cena & World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker, with Taker then appearing at the entranceway
WWE Superstars - 11/12/09: MVP (w/ Mark Henry) pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Cody Rhodes) at 13:58 with an inside cradle after Henry rammed Rhodes into the ringpost on the floor; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Dark match after the show: WWE World Champion John Cena, Triple H, & Shawn Michaels defeated Randy Orton, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show when Cena pinned Orton with the FU after Orton sustained Michaels' superkick and Triple H's Pedigree

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Cardiff, Wales - International Arena - November 9, 2009 (4,500; sell out)
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated CM Punk in a casket match following the tombstone
Mickie James won a divas battle royal; stipulations stated the winner would earn a WWE Women's Title shot later in the show; other participants included Beth Phoenix, Katie Lea, Layla, Natalya Neidhart, and Rosa Mendes
Finlay & Yoshi Tatsu defeated Zach Ryder & Ezekiel Jackson when Finlay pinned Ryder after hitting him with the shillelagh
Drew McIntyre pinned Matt Hardy with the double arm DDT and using the ropes for leverage
Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Dolph Ziggler with the Starship Pain
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool pinned Mickie James
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Goldust
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Batista via disqualification when Batista hit Mysterio with a chair; after the bout, a brawl erupted involving Cryme Tyme, David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd, Dolph Ziggler, and Matt Hardy, with Mysterio ending the fight by dropkicking the chair into Batista and following with the 619; moments later, all the faces celebrated in the ring

WWE @ Sheffield, England - Arena - November 10, 2009
Cryme Tyme defeated Eric Escobar & Mike Knox when Shad pinned Knox with the STO
ECW - featured an opening graphic noting Veterans Day the following day; included a segment of 'The Abraham Washington Show,' with Washington and Tony Atlas, with Yoshi Tatsu as the guest; moments later, Tatsu came out wearing a suit and predicted ECW World Champion Christian would beat Christian later in the show; Washington eventually made fun of the way Tatsu talks, calling him Jackie Chan, with Tatsu then calling Washington Chris Tucker; when Tatsu began to make fun of Atlas' laugh, Washington ended the show; featured a video package recapping the history between Christian and Regal; included the announcement Shelton Benjamin would face Zach Ryder Thursday on WWE Superstars; featured a backstage segment with Ryder and Rosa Mendes in which Ryder said he liked Rosa at ringside the previous week and it didn't matter that he was distracted by her to the point that he lost; after Rosa walked off, Ryder daydreamed about being with her; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's show was the #1 show on SyFy; featured a backstage segment with Regal and Tiffany in which Regal said he knew Tiffany wasn't pleased with him for getting an ECW World Title shot but he hoped they could work together, with Tiffany agreeing that they should work well together whether he became ECW Champion or not; included an ad promoting "Hulk Hogan's Unreleased Collector's Series":
Goldust pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) at 3:56 with the Final Cut after Burchill became distracted by the Hurricane, who ran ringside during the closing moments of the match; prior to the bout, it was announced Burchill would face the Hurricane the following week, where Burchill would leave ECW if he lost and Hurricane would have to unmask if he lost
Vance Archer pinned Jason Blackwell with the reverse DDT at 1:22; prior to the bout, Archer cut an insert promo
ECW World Champion Christian pinned William Regal with the Killswitch at 23:22; both men were cheered in the match but Christian received some boos late in the contest
WWE Superstars - 11/12/09 - featured a segment of "Ask the Divas" in which Natalya Neidhart, Eve, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, Brie & Nikki Bella, Maria, Beth Phoenix, WWE Divas Champion Melina, and Gail Kim talked about pickup lines and whether someone should date their best friend; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched the previous week's show than any program on Discovery Channel, SyFy, MTV, E!, or VH1; featured a vignette of Sheamus; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. regarding MVP & Mark Henry and Dibiase's match later in the night against MVP; featured footage of Kyle Busch winning a NASCAR race over the weekend in the Raw vs. Smackdown! 2010 car, along with comments at the race from Jerry Lawler; included the MVP vs. Ted Dibiase Jr. match taped 11/9/09 in Sheffield, England:
Matt Hardy pinned David Hart Smith (w/ Natalya Neidhart & Tyson Kidd) with an inside cradle at 11:55; during the closing moment sof the bout, referee Charles Robinson ordered both Natalya & Kidd backstage but the pinfall took place before they left ringside; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Shelton Benjamin defeated Zach Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes) via count-out at 5:18 when Mendes tended to Ryder on the floor, distracting Ryder from the referee's count; Josh Matthews & Byron Saxton provided commentary for the match; after the match, Ryder slid in the ring only to sustain Benjamin's Paydirt
Smackdown! - 11/13/09 - featured a backstage segment in which Mickie James and Layla had words; moments later, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool was seen going into Mickie's locker room; included footage of WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale the previous Saturday at the University of Phoenix Stadium, to the tune of Kevin Rudolf's "Welcome to the World;" featured an ad for "Hulk Hogan's Unreleased Archives;" included Josh Matthews conducting an interivew with WWE IC Champion John Morrison regarding his title defense later in the show against Dolph Ziggler; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com received more page views than MLB.com in the month of October, despite the World Series; included Matt Striker overseeing an in-ring contract signing between Batista and Rey Mysterio Jr. for their match at Survivor Series; after both men signed, Batista pulled out a hold harmless agreement that he wanted Mysterio to sign as well, which would protect Batista from being sued for what he does to Mysterio at the pay-per-view; after Mysterio refused to sign it, Batista called him a coward and threatened to snap his neck; Mysterio finally agreed to sign it, then flipped the table over, trapping Batista underneath before then leaving the ring; an angry Batista then broke the two tables in the ring before staring at Mysterio in the aisle; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho regarding his match later in the night against World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker and the fact it was the first ever singles meeting between the two; included the announcement that Morrison and Ziggler would face off the following week in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match:
CM Punk pinned R-Truth at 9:18 by blocking a sunset flip and grabbing the ropes for leverage; prior to the bout, Punk cut an in-ring promo claiming the UK fans were as weak as the American fans and went on to say he would beat R-Truth in their match and beat him again at Survivor Series; following his entrance, R-Truth responded to Punk's comments by saying the fans paid to see action, not to hear Punk preach
Natalya Neidhart defeated Mickie James via submission with the Sharpshooter at 3:50 after Mickie became distracted by WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & Layla at ringside cutting up some of Mickie's clothes, stolen from her locker room earlier in the show
Drew McIntyre fought Finlay to a double disqualification at 2:13 when both men refused to abide the referee's orders; prior to the bout, McIntyre cut an in-ring promo claiming Finlay wasn't worthy to wrestle him two weeks ago and still isn't worthy; after the contest, McIntyre attacked Finlay and knocked him out with his own shillelagh; moments later, McIntyre left the ring only to return and again hit Finlay with the weapon; referees and a trainer then came out to help Finlay from the ring
WWE IC Champion John Morrison fought Dolph Ziggler to a double count-out at 11:39 when both men failed to get back in the ring after falling off the top rope to the floor
Beth Phoenix pinned Lisa Taylor with the Glam Slam at 1:27; Taylor was billed on commentary by Matt Striker as the British Commonwealth Champion
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho in a non-title match at 14:00 via submission with the Hells Gate after blocking the Walls of Jericho; after the bout, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show appeared, distracted Taker, and - with Jericho - double teamed the champion; moments later, Jericho applied the Walls of Jericho as Show applied the Camel Clutch; Kane eventually appeared and kicked Jericho in the face as Show left the ring; Vince McMahon was shown watching on backstage and spoke on the phone with Teddy Long, telling him that Jericho & Show would face Taker & Kane the following week (Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho)
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated CM Punk in a casket match

WWE @ Cardiff, Wales - International Arena - November 10, 2009

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Stuttgart, Germany - Porsche Arena - November 11, 2009
R-Truth defeated Eric Escobar
Shelton Benjamin & Goldust defeated Zack Ryder & Ezekiel Jackson
Drew McIntyre defeated Finlay
Mickie James & Katie Lea defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & Beth Phoenix
WWE IC Champion John Morrison defeated Dolph Ziggler
ECW World Champion Christian defeated William Regal
Batista defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. and Matt Hardy
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated CM Punk in a casket match

WWE (Raw) @ London, England - O2 Arena - November 11, 2009 (14,000)
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho won a battle royal; stipulations stated the winner would earn a WWE World Title match later in the show
Paul Burchill defeated the Hurricane
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned MVP
WWE Divas Champion Melina & Gail Kim defeated Jillian Hall & Alicia Fox
Evan Bourne defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Randy Orton pinned Kofi Kingston with the RKO
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes following a simultaneous superkick and Pedigree
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho

WWE (Raw) @ Birmingham, England - LG Arena - November 12, 2009 (10,000)
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show won a battle royal; stipulations stated the winner would earn a WWE World Title match later in the show
The Hurricane defeated Paul Burchill
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated MVP
WWE Divas Champion Melina & Gail Kim defeated Jillian Hall & Alicia Fox
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho defeated Evan Bourne
Triple H, Shawn Michaels, & Kofi Kingston defeated Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Leipzig, Germany - Arena - November 12, 2009 (7,000)
WWE IC Champion John Morrison defeated Dolph Ziggler and Matt Hardy
Shelton Benjamin & Goldust defeated Zack Ryder & Ezekiel Jackson
Drew McIntyre defeated Finlay
Mickie James & Katie Lea defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & Beth Phoenix
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Batista via disqualification when Batista hit Mysterio with a steel chair; after the bout, several faces appeared which culminated with Mysterio hitting the 619 on Batista
ECW World Champion Christian defeated William Regal
R-Truth defeated Eric Escobar
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated CM Punk in a casket match

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Hamburg, Germany - Color Line Arena - November 13, 2009 (12,000)
WWE IC Champion John Morrison defeated Dolph Ziggler and Matt Hardy
Shelton Benjamin & Goldust defeated Zack Ryder & Ezekiel Jackson
Drew McIntyre defeated Finlay
Mickie James & Katie Lea defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & Beth Phoenix
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Batista via disqualification when Batista hit Mysterio with a steel chair; after the bout, several faces appeared which culminated with Mysterio hitting the 619 on Batista
ECW World Champion Christian defeated William Regal
R-Truth defeated Eric Escobar
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated CM Punk in a casket match

WWE (Raw) @ Lyon, France - Tony Garnier Hall - November 13, 2009 (6,000; sell out)
Sheamus won a 14-man battle royal; other participants included: WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show, Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., Cody Rhodes, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, Chris Masters, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Kofi Kingston, MVP, Mark Henry, Evan Bourne, and Santino Marella; Show was eliminated first; stipulations stated the winner would earn a WWE World Title match later in the show
Paul Burchill pinned the Hurricane
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned MVP
WWE Divas Champion Melina & Gail Kim defeated Jillian Hall & Alicia Fox; Kelly Kelly was the guest referee for the match
Evan Bourne pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. after Hornswoggle interfered; after the bout, Guerrero thanked the fans for the chants of "Eddie" and their Eddie Guerrero signs, noting it was the fourth anniversary of Eddie's death
Randy Orton pinned Kofi Kingston
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show via disqualification when Jericho hit Triple H with one of the title belts
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Sheamus

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Dublin, Ireland - The O2 - November 14, 2009 (10,000; sell out)
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Matt Hardy; Morrison was booed during the contest; the two shook hands before and after the match, with Hardy then dropping Morrison with the Twist of Fate
Shelton Benjamin pinned Zack Ryder with Paydirt
Drew McIntyre pinned Finlay by using the ropes for leverage; after the match, Finlay hit ring announcer Tony Chimel with the shillelagh
Mickie James & Katie Lea defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & Beth Phoenix when Katie Lea pinned McCool
Ezekiel Jackson pinned Goldust with the uranage
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Dolph Ziggler with the 619 and springboard splash
ECW World Champion Christian pinned William Regal with the Killswitch
R-Truth pinned Eric Escobar at the 5-second mark with a roll up after avoiding a clothesline
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated CM Punk in a casket match at around the 4-minute mark; prior to the match, Punk attacked Tony Chimel

WWE (Raw) @ Lyon, France - Tony Garnier Hall - November 14, 2009 (6,000; sell out)
Kofi Kingston pinned Chris Masters
The Hurricane pinned Paul Burchill
Sheamus pinned Santino Marella
Hornswoggle pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr.; Guerrero had to wrestle the match on his knees
MVP & Mark Henry defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes
WWE Divas Champion Melina & Kelly Kelly defeated Jillian Hall & Alicia Fox; Gail Kim was the guest referee for the match
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Evan Bourne
WWE World Champion John Cena, Triple H, & Shawn Michaels defeated Randy Orton, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Belfast, Northern Ireland - Odyssey Arena - November 15, 2009
Matt Hardy defeated Eric Escobar
R-Truth pinned Dolph Ziggler
Mickie James & Katie Lea defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & Beth Phoenix
Drew McIntyre pinned Finlay by using the ropes for leverage
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with Starship Pain; after the match, the two shook hands
ECW World Champion Christian pinned William Regal
Shelton Benjamin & Goldust defeated Zack Ryder & Ezekiel Jackson
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated CM Punk in a casket match following the tombstone

WWE @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - November 16, 2009 (announced at 20,538; 17,000 paid; sell out)
The recently departed Lilian Garcia sang the National Anthem before the show went live
Raw - featured an opening backstage segment of Piper's Pit in which Roddy Piper, the host of the episode, introduced Luis Guzman and spoke about his upcoming film "Old Dogs," with Seth Green, John Travolta, and Robin Williams; Piper stated Mr. T was in the film too, which Guzman corrected; moments later, Piper said he arranged for "Iron Chef" Bobby Flay to be part of the show but the Iron Sheik, with Brie & Nikki Bella, came out instead; Guzman told Sheik he remembered when he fought Hulk Hogan, with Sheik then going into a tirade about Hogan and eventually using an Iron Sheik LJN action figure to beat up a Hogan LJN action figure and put him in the Camel Clutch; Piper, Guzman, and Sheik then said "Live, from New York, it's Monday Night Raw;" included a new show opening to the tune of Nickelback's "Burn it to the Ground;" featured a new entrance way; included an in-ring promo by Triple H & Shawn Michaels in which they shilled "The Unauthorized History of DX" and noted Sherri Shepherd, of "The View," was in the crowd with her own copy; Triple H then said he and Michaels agreed that they weren't going to implode and it didn't matter which of them beats WWE World Champion John Cena at Survivor Series; they then brought up the fact Hornswoggle was continuing to use their gimmick and asked for him to come out to the ring to see if he was a good fit to join DX; moments later, Triple H dropped Hornswoggle with the Pedigree and Michaels led the crowd in saying "Suck it;" Triple H & Michaels then pulled a backboard out from under the ring, which already had DX written on it, and took Hornswoggle backstage on it; featured a video package highlighting the history of WWE at Madison Square Garden, to the tune of "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys; included a backstage segment with Piper and WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, with Jericho insulting Piper until Piper brought over Chris Masters and had him flex his pecs to the tune of the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow;" moments later, Brie & Nikki Bella walked in, were impressed by Masters, and walked off with him; moments later, TABOO and apl.de.ap of the band were shown in attendance; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the WWE just completed a 22 show, 2-week tour of Europe which drew more than 170,000 fans; included the announcement that Raw would remain on the USA Network through 2014; featured an in-ring promo by Piper in which he talked about his history at MSG with Cyndi Lauper, Hogan, Andre the Giant, Bruno Sammartino, and Capt. Lou Albano and said if you faced Piper at MSG, you either ended up dead or bald; Piper then said he's the reason Hogan has no hair; Piper then said he wanted a match with Vince McMahon and noted McMahon fired him in that arena after Piper appeared on "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbal;" moments later, McMahon came out, complimented Piper on his hair dye job and said Mother Nature hadn't been kind to him; Piper responded by saying there were many things Vince should be ashamed of and said his pinstripe suit was bought by Mr. Gotti; McMahon then noted his wins over Triple H, the Undertaker, the Rock, and Steve Austin and said he was officially retired; moments later, Piper said he had beaten cancer, he could beat McMahon, and he wanted it later in the show; included the announcement Jamie Noble had told WWE.com he was retired following the injuries sustained weeks earlier at the hands of Sheamus; featured an in-ring promo by Sheamus in which he made an open challenge to anyone backstage; when no one answered the challenge, Sheamus went to the floor and beat up a crew member before laying out Jerry Lawler with the kick to the face; moments later, referees tended to Lawler at ringside and he was helped backstage; following the commercial break, Matt Striker replaced Lawler on commentar; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read fans from 50 states and 22 countries purchased WrestleMania 26 tickets the previous week; featured an in-ring segment in which Piper called for McMahon to come out and accept his challenge to a streetfight; moments later, Randy Orton appeared instead of McMahon, to chants of "Randy Orton," and said he wanted to lay Piper out to relive some stress; Orton then punched Piper, with Piper punching him back; Orton then assaulted Piper and prepared to kick him in the head until Kofi Kingston made the save and cleared the ring; after Orton went to go backstage, Kingston jumped him from behind and threw him into the front row; the two continued to brawl in the crowd, at ringside, and in the ring for several minutes until they were eventually pulled apart by referees; the fight continued until Kingston hit Orton across the face with a storage case near the technical table and attempted to jump from the stands through the table until he was forced down by referees; Kingston eventually broke free and hit the Boom Drop through the table Orton was laid out on; included a backstage promo by Cena regarding his teaming with World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker in the night's main event; moments later, Cena was handed a piece of paper that clarified his match against DX at Survivor Series was a triple threat match and not a handicap match, with Cena then ranting that he would still win, during which he noted the Ghostbusters once saved NYC from a giant marshmellow man; featured an ad for "Hulk Hogan's Unreleased Collector's Series":
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned MVP with the Skull Crushing Finale at 3:46 after blocking a move in the corner and kicking the challenger; prior to the bout, Mizanin cut an in-ring promo about being the US champion while the New York Yankees had to buy their World Series championship; Sherri Shepherd, of "The View," was shown in attendance prior to the match; the challenger wore a Yankees hat to the ring
Santino Marella pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with a roll up at 2:50 after Guerrero became distracted by Hornswoggle, dressed in DX gear, on the apron; Marella wore a New York Rangers jersey to the ring but then took it off to reveal a New York Giants jersey underneath, then taking that off to reveal a New York Knicks jersey under that; Marella continued to take off his shirts, revealing jerseys of the New York Jets, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, and finishing with the New York Yankees (The Best of Raw: 2009)
WWE Divas Champion Melina pinned Alicia Fox in a lumberjill match at 1:39 with the sunset flip / powerbomb; Judah Friedlander, of "30 Rock," was the guest ring announcer for the match; his intro claimed he was master of the martial arts, a bodybuilder, and a former player of the Brazilian National Soccer Team where he scored 15 goals in one game as the goal keeper, and is the greatest athlete in the world; the match was scheduled as a regular singles match; the added stipulation wasn't announced until after both participants made their entrance; lumberjills around ringside included Jillian Hall, Mickie James, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, Layla, Beth Phoenix, Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim, and Eve; after the contest, all the divas brawled with the babyfaces eventually clearing the ring and dancing with Judah in the ring
Jack Swagger pinned Evan Bourne at around the 4-minute mark with the gutwrench powerbomb after ramming Bourne into two consecutive corners (the bout began during the commercial break)
WWE World Champion John Cena & World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated Triple H & Shawn Michaels and WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show in a non-title match at 7:07 when Cena pinned Triple H with the FU after Triple H knocked Taker to the floor; Taker's entrance featured druids appearing with torches, during which the crowd chanted "Undertaker;" immediately after the match, Taker slid back into the ring and dropped Cena with the tombstone before posing with his own belt as Cena lay nearby (The Best of Raw: 2009)
WWE Superstars - 11/19/09: Mark Henry pinned Cody Rhodes with the powerslam at 11:08; prior to the match, footage was shown of MVP beating Ted Dibiase Jr. during the previous week's show; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match

WWE @ Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center - November 17, 2009 (7,500)
Ezekiel Jackson pinned Tommy Dreamer
ECW - featured an opening backstage promo by CM Punk in which he said ECW was where he started and said he would get the loudest, longest standing ovation when he goes out for his match later in the night; included an in-ring segment with Zack Ryder and Rosa Mendes in which Zack said he was so happy to have her in his corner, with Rosa saying he did really well against Shelton Benjamin and was really upset he lost; Ryder then said he wanted another match with Benjamin; Rosa continued to talk until Benjamin came out and proposed he face Rosa while Ryder sits in the corner, then called Ryder a tool and said he would be up for a rematch then and there; Ryder backed off and said the match would be at a later time and then hit Benjamin with a cheap shot before leaving the ring with Rosa; featured a video package hyping the Hurricane vs. Paul Burchill match later in the show; included a backstage segment with Punk and Tiffany in which Punk brought up the fact Tiffany liked to drink, with Tiffany responding that Punk should try acting like a human being sometime; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read ECW was seen by more men the previous week than Larry King Live!; included a backstage segment with Punk and ECW World Champion Christian in which Punk talked about the fact he used to hold Christian's belt, with Christian saying Punk was a nerd; featured a video package highlighting the history of WWE at Madison Square Garden, to the tune of "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys:
The Hurricane pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) at 12:58 with a neckbreaker off the top; late in the match, the Hurricane kicked out of Burchill's Jackhammer; stipulations stated the Hurricane would unmask if he lost and that Burchill would leave ECW if he lost
Vance Archer pinned Johnny Andrews with a reverse DDT at 1:04
CM Punk & William Regal defeated ECW World Champion Christian & R-Truth when Punk pinned Christian with the Go To Sleep at 10:25 after Regal hit the knee to the head as Christian attempted the Killswitch on Punk
WWE Superstars - 11/19/09 - featured a segment of "Ask the Divas" in which Melina, Nikki & Brie Bella, Beth Phoenix, and Alicia Fox talked about love at first sight and how to break the ice on a date; included a video package recapping the rivalry between Batista and Rey Mysterio Jr.; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com received more page views in the month of October than MLB.com, despite the World Series; included a vignette of Drew McIntyre; included a video package highlighting the history of WWE at Madison Square Garden, to the tune of "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys; featured the Cody Rhodes vs. Mark Henry match taped 11/16/09 at Madison Square Garden:
Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes) pinned Shelton Benjamin at 9:43 after throwing Benjamin backwards off the middle turnbuckle after Benjamin avoided splashing an interfering Mendes in the corner; prior to the match, footage was shown of Benjamin, Ryder, and Mendes' confrontation two days earlier on ECW; Josh Matthews & Byron Saxton provided commentary for the bout
Eric Escobar (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Jimmy Wang Yang at 2:49 with a running dropkick; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! - featured a video package of World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker and Kane; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Vickie Guerrero, and Eric Escobar in which Vickie criticized Long having Taker & Kane team up, with Long saying it was Vince McMahon's desicion; Vickie then said having them team up could destroy his main event for Survivor Series and noted Eric Escobar hasn't been used in weeks; moments later, Long said he didn't need their advice and kicked them out of his office; before they could leave, Vince McMahon walked in and said having Taker & Kane team up was stupid, with Long then becoming confused; McMahon then said Vickie should be a consultant to help Long get off his probation, with Vickie then jumping up and down and screaming with excitement; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the WWE just completed a 22 show, 2-week tour of Europe which drew more than 170,000 fans; included an in-ring promo by CM Punk in which he asked the crowd to admit they were all addicts; when they didn't, he said they were in deniel, weak, and powerless; Punk then grabbed a carton of cigarettes and noted the Surgeon General's warning on each box before pouring them into a trash can in the ring; Punk picked up a bottle of medication, calling it "failure in a bottle" and noted pills aren't candy before pouring them into the trash can as well; he then grabbed a bottle of whiskey and called it "liquid hell" and "poison" before pouring that too into the trash can; moments later, R-Truth appeared and said everyone makes their own decisions in life, he didn't like Punk, and then dropped him with a DDT; R-Truth then poured all the contents of the trash can onto Punk and then hit him with the trash can before leaving the ring; featured an ad for "Hulk Hogan's Unreleased Collector's Series;" included a backstage segment in which WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show discussed their match later in the show and facing Taker at Survivor Series; after Jericho said he wasn't intimidated by Taker or Show, the lights went off and Jericho began yelling; moments later, Show turned the lights back on; featured a video package highlighting the history of WWE at Madison Square Garden, to the tune of "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys:
Batista pinned Matt Hardy with the sit-down powerbomb at 4:26; moments later, Josh Matthews conducted a backstage interview with Batista regarding the previous week's contract signing and Mysterio agreeing to sign the hold harmless agreement, with Batista saying Mysterio will never embarass him again
Drew McIntyre pinned Finlay at 1:39 with the double arm DDT after Finlay became blinded by an eye gouge; prior to the bout, footage was shown of McIntyre and Finlay's altercations over the past month; following his entrance, McIntyre cut an in-ring promo in which he compared Finlay to a little old lady
WWE IC Champion John Morrison defeated Dolph Ziggler in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match at 10:46; fall #1: Morrison pinned Ziggler at 2:12 with an inside cradle moments after failing an attempt at Starship Pain; fall #2: Ziggler pinned Morrison with the Zig Zag at 7:03; fall #3: Morrison pinned Ziggler with Starship Pain after a reversal into a DDT (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)
Mickie James pinned Layla at 1:09 with a roll up into a bridge; after the bout, Layla grabbed the mic at ringside and introduced a video of WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, dressed as a farm girl in a farm backdrop scene, in which she referred to Mickie as "Piggy James" with a graphic of a pig with Mickie's face then appearing on the big screen
Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. via disqualification at 2:35 when Batista, who sat at the commentary table for the duration of the match but refused to speak, shoved Kidd down on the floor; after the match, Mysterio fought with Batista before running up the aisle; no official decision was announced as to the winner
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker & Kane fought WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show to a no contest in a non-title match at around the 14:30 mark; during Taker & Kane's entrance, the Undertaker's symbol stood on either side of the stage and was in flames; late in the match, Show knocked Kane out with a punch on the floor and followed with a chokeslam to Taker in the ring; moments later, Show went to help Jericho to his feet but Jericho dropped Show with the Code Breaker and left ringside with Taker's belt as the show came to a close

Survivor Series 09 - Washington DC - Verizon Center - November 22, 2009 (12,500)
Santino Marella defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Matt Striker on commentary; members of the National Guard were shown in attendance; included a backstage segment with Kofi Kingston, MVP, R-Truth, Mark Henry, & ECW World Champion Christian in which they discussed their match later in the night, during which they made light of the fact Christian was the only white guy on the team; featured a backstage segment with Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., Cody Rhodes, William Regal, & CM Punk, during which Orton called out his teammates until Punk replied by noting Orton was embarassed the previous Monday by Kingston; included an ad for the following night's 3-hour Thanksgiving themed Raw with guest host Jesse Ventura; featured a "Don't try this at home" PSA; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, Sheamus, & Drew McIntyre regarding their win earlier in the show; featured an ad promoting TLC; included footage from earlier in the show of Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Batista regarding his match earlier in the show, with Batista saying he was embarassed for Rey Mysterio Jr.:
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, Jack Swagger, Sheamus, Drew McIntyre, & Dolph Ziggler defeated WWE IC Champion John Morrison, Evan Bourne, Matt Hardy, Finlay, & Shelton Benjamin in an elimination match at 20:54; Bourne pinned Ziggler with the Shooting Star Press (3:58); McIntyre pinned Bourne with the double arm DDT (4:12); Sheamus pinned Finlay with the boot to the face (5:13); Morrison pinned Swagger with Starship Pain (12:08); moments earlier, referee Scott Armstrong accidentally suffered an injury at the hands of Sheamus and was replaced by another referee; Mizanin pinned Benjamin with the Skull Crushing Finale after Sheamus hit Benjamin behind the referee's back (14:59); McIntyre pinned Hardy with the double arm DDT after Hardy failed a moonsault off the top (17:12); Sheamus pinned Morrison with a kick to the knee as Morrison attempted the Flying Chuck and followed with a crucifix powerbomb (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010)
Batista defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. at 6:49 when referee Jack Doane stopped the match after Mysterio sustained three consecutive sit-down powerbombs; after the match, Mysterio was tended to by trainers until Batista came back in the ring, sat in a folding chair, and stared at Mysterio; moments later, as the crowd chanted "Batista," Batista hoisted Mysterio up and dropped him with a spinebuster onto the chair; the crowd then chanted "One more time" before Batista left the ring; Mysterio was then put in a neckbrace and backboard and taken backstage
Kofi Kingston, MVP, Mark Henry, ECW World Champin Christian, & R-Truth defeated Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., Cody Rhodes, William Regal, & CM Punk in an elimination match at 20:50; during Kingston's entrance, footage was shown of him putting Orton through a table with the Boom Drop the previous week on Raw; Orton pinned Henry with the RKO (0:51); Punk pinned R-Truth with the Go To Sleep (3:12); Christian pinned Dibiase with a reverse sunset flip off the middle turnbuckle (5:08); MVP pinned Regal with a Mafia Kick after Kingston made a blind tag (6:50); Rhodes pinned MVP with Crossroads (10:10); Christian pinned Rhodes with a reversal into the Killswitch (11:34); Orton pinned Christian with the RKO after Christian struck his shoulder on the ringpost (13:26); Kingston pinned Punk with a roll over and grabbing the tights for leverage (20:40); Kingston pinned Orton with the spin kick to the head
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho and WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show in a No DQ match at 13:39 when Show submitted to the Hell's Gate; following the challengers' entrance, the crowd chanted "Undertaker;" both the world title belt and the mic were used as weapons in the match
Mickie James, WWE Divas Champion Melina, Kelly Kelly, Eve, & Gail Kim defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, Layla, Beth Phoenix, Jillian Hall, & Alicia Fox in an elimination match at 10:41; Kelly pinned Layla with a legdrop to the back of the head (1:16); McCool pinned Kim with the Faith Breaker (2:06); Eve pinned Hall with a sunset flip off the top after blocking the handspring elbow in the corner (3:36); Phoenix pinned Eve with the Glam Slam (3:53); Phoenix pinned Kelly with the Glam Slam (4:10); James pinned Phoenix with a crucifix (4:44); after the decision, Phoenix clubbed Mickie before leaving the ring; James pinned Fox with a Thesz Press off the top (6:28); Melina pinned McCool with the sunset flip / powerbomb
WWE World Champion John Cena defeated Triple H and Shawn Michaels at 21:14 by pinning Triple H after Michaels hit Triple H with the superkick and Cena dropped Michaels with the FU onto Triple H; Cena came out wearing a new T-shirt and hat; the champion received a mixed reaction upon his entrance and throughout the match; during the bout, Michaels used the Crippler Crossface on Cena; late in the contest, there were dueling chants of "Cena sucks" and "Let's go Cena;" after the match, Cena autographed his new shirt for the National Guard soldiers at ringside (The John Cena Experience, WWE Superstar Collection: John Cena)

WWE @ Hershey, PA - Giant Center - November 23, 2009 (9,500)
Yoshi Tatsu defeated William Regal
Raw - 3-hour episode; featured an opening segment in which Justin Roberts introduced Jesse Ventura as the night's guest host, with Randy Orton appearing instead and cutting an in-ring promo saying he knows Ventura has plans for the WWE World Title and that, even though he's not supposed to face WWE World Champion John Cena for the title, Ventura could lift that ban; Orton then said Ventura should do what's right and give Orton the chance to be world champion again; Ventura then appeared, said Orton reminded him of himself, but then said Orton wasn't going to get a title shot because the same people over and over were getting title shots; Ventura said Orton, Shawn Michaels, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show, and Triple H will not be getting a shot at the title; Ventura then said a series of matches would take place later in the show between wrestlers that have never held a world title, with the winners doing battle in a battle royal later in the night; Ventura then announced that WWE World Champion John Cena would face CM Punk later in the show and Triple H & Michaels would face Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith; included ads promoting Ventura's "Conspiracy Theory" on truTV; featured a backstage promo by WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, beside a table of Thanksgiving food, in which he was thankful for the fact his team won at Survivor Series, he was the only Raw person to win at Bragging Rights, and he was the most dominant US champion of all time; Mizanin then said the fans should be thankful for being able to watch him; included an ad promoting "Hulk Hogan's Unreleased Collector's Series;" featured a backstage promo by Teddy Long in which he was about to say what he's thankful for, with Vickie Guerrero, alongside Eric Escobar, interrupted to say he should be thankful to have her as a consultant, during which Long acted like he was going to douse Vickie with mashed potatoes; included a backstage segment with Ventura and Orton in which Orton claimed he was the victim of a conspiracy for not getting another world title shot, with Ventura agreeing but saying he couldn't allow Orton in the battle royal; featured a backstage segment with Ventura and Vince McMahon in which Ventura said he knew there were plenty of conspiracies within the WWE and said Vince's father had so little confidence in him that he made him an announcer; Ventura then said he and Vince were doing commentary later in the show like they did in the old days; Ventura then gave McMahon a new tuxedo to wear and a red bow tie; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers all US military free tickets to live events in the US; featured a backstage segment with Triple H & Michaels in which they discussed their match the previous night against Cena and the fact Michaels superkicked Triple H to start the match; moments later, a little person handed Michaels paperwork that said DX was being sued by Hornswoggle the following week; included a video package recapping the history of McMahon & Ventura as a commentary team; featured the world premiere of "The Marine 2" trailer for the DVD release Dec. 28; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE TV can be seen in 465 million homes around the world, more than the NBA, MLB, and NFL combined; featured a segment in which Rey Mysterio Jr.'s music played until Batista came out and cut an in-ring promo saying Mysterio will spend Thanksgiving in the hospital after the events of Survivor Series; he then said he hoped someone from Raw was to win the battle royal later in the show because if someone from Smackdown! won, he would jump the ring and make them pay; moments later, after Batista said the Undertaker and the World Heavyweight Title were his, Kane interrupted and told Batista to try to make an example out of him; Batista only smirked in response and then slowly left the ring; included an ad for "Jeff Hardy: My Life, My Rules;" featured the announcement Batista would face Kane later in the week on Smackdown!; included a backstage segment in which Gail Kim went to say what she's thankful for until Alicia Fox interrupted and made fun of the fact Gail was the first person eliminated in their match at Survivor Series; the two then shared words and went to put pies in each other's face until Santino Marella stepped in to calm them down and made food innuendo about white meat and breasts; eventually both Gail and Fox put pies in Marella's face, with Brie & Nikki Bella then coming to Marella's aid until they too put pies in his face; moments later, Eve appeared and wiped Marella's face until she too put a pie in his face; Vickie then appeared with another pie but a blinded Marella accidentally caused her to put the pie in her own face; featured the announcement Verne Troyer would host the following week's show:
Breakthrough Battle Royal Qualifying Match: Kofi Kingston pinned Dolph Ziggler at 3:53 with the spin kick to the face after holding onto the ropes to avoid the Zig Zag; prior to the match, Kingston passed Orton in the aisle, who was going backstage following the opening segment; following Kingston's entrance, footage was shown of his battle with Orton the previous week at Madison Square Garden
Breakthrough Battle Royal Qualifying Match: Sheamus pinned Finlay with the crucifix powerbomb at 1:57; after the match, Sheamus pulled Finlay to the floor, rammed him into the steel steps and ringside barrier, and kicked him into the crowd
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned CM Punk in a non-title match at 12:00 with a FU from the middle turnbuckle after Punk missed a running knee in the corner; prior to the match, Punk cut an in-ring promo saying he was thankful he was straight edge because he wouldn't want to be like the fans in attendance; Punk then said they would all be turning to medication after eating too much at Thanksgiving, and then they would eat more; following Cena's entrance, Punk threw his own shirt at the champion (The Best of Raw: 2009)
Breakthrough Battle Royal Qualifying Match: MVP, Mark Henry, & R-Truth defeated Jack Swagger, Chris Masters, & Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 3:09 when Truth pinned Masters with the Lie Detector
Breakthrough Battle Royal Qualifying Match: Randy Orton (sub. for Primo Colon) pinned Evan Bourne with the RKO at 1:30; during Primo's entrance, Orton jumped him from behind and threw him to the floor before coming to the ring and saying he was taking Primo's spot; moments later, Jesse Ventura appeared on the big screen and said Orton was being persistant and he was going to break his own rule to allow Orton a chance in the battle royal
WWE Divas Champion Melina, Mickie James, & Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, Jillian Hall, & Layla at 1:55 when Melina pinned Jillian with a take down and roll over after McCool & Layla walked out of the match; prior to the bout, McCool's team - dressed as pilgrims - came out came out to "Simple Gifts" while Melina's team - dressed as Indians - came out to Tatanka's theme song; following their entrance, McCool cut an in-ring promo on having to dress as a pilgrim until Justin Roberts cut her off an introduced the Gobbledy Gooker as the guest timekeeper; following the commercial break, footage was shown of the Gooker's debut at the 1990 Survivor Series with Gene Okerlund; following the match, Jerry Lawler conducted an in-ring interview with Melina regarding the win, with the Gooker then coming in the ring and jumped Melina from behind; moments later, the Gooker revelead herself to be Maryse, who then took the outfit off and threw it at Melina (Maryse's surprise return after a 4-month absence)
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 4:55 when Triple H pinned Kidd with the Pedigree after Michaels hit Smith with the superkick; after the match, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho appeared at the entrance stage and said DX would face he and WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show in 3 weeks for the titles at TLC; Jericho said Show was taking a day off but Triple H joked he was at the chocolate factory; moments later, Michaels said the title match would be a TLC match
Breakthrough Battle Royal Qualifying Match: Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Cryme Tyme at 3:02 when Dibiase pinned Shad with Dream Street after attacking him from behind
Sheamus won an 8-man battle royal by last eliminating Kofi Kingston at 6:25; other participants included: Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., Cody Rhodes, MVP, Mark Henry, and R-Truth; stipulations stated the winner would earn, depending on their brand, a WWE or World Title shot at TLC; order of elimination: Truth by Sheamus (2:56); MVP by Sheamus following a kick to the head (3:43); Rhodes & Dibiase by Henry via a double clothesline (4:16); Henry by Sheamus (4:21); Orton by Kingston via a headscissors over the top (6:11); Kingston by Sheamus via a running double axe handle; Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura provided commentary for the match, with McMahon coming out to Animotion's "Obsession;" following the commercial break, Ventura oversaw a contract signing between Sheamus and WWE World Champion John Cena for TLC; after Cena came out, he took a seat until Sheamus grabbed the mic and demanded that Cena stand and face him; Cena replied by noting his own history in WWE, comparing it to Sheamus retiring Jamie Noble and beating up Jerry Lawler, and then said when Sheamus signs the contract, he'll be going to war with Cena; Sheamus then said he retires people and attacks Hall of Famers because he can but it wouldn't compare to what he does to Cena; after the two signed the contract, Ventura said there was a conspiracy to keep Cena champion; after Ventura noted he never got a shot at the title, Cena put the belt down and appeared to confront Ventura until Sheamus kicked him in the head and slammed him through the table set up in the ring; Ventura then said Cena vs. Sheamus would be a tables match, with Sheamus then holding up the title belt as the show ended (McMahon & Ventura's first match on commentary in 19 years)
WWE Superstars - 11/26/09: WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Santino Marella in a non-title match at 5:57 with the Skull Crushing Finale after kicking Marella in the face as Marella attempted to use the Cobra; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match

- 11/24/09: WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show underwent arthroscopic knee surgery.

WWE @ Bridgeport, CT - Harbor Yard Arena - November 24, 2009
Kaval pinned Paul Burchill
ECW - featured Tony Chimel as the ring announcer; included a backstage segment with William Regal, Vladimir Kozlov, & Ezekiel Jackson in which Regal said his quest for the ECW World Title wasn't over and he would get back on his path by beating Yoshi Tatsu later in the show; featured a segment of 'The Abraham Washington Show,' with Washington & Tony Atlas, with Matt Hardy as the guest; after Hardy came out, Washington said he was excited to have a Hardy brother on the show but was disappointed to hear it was Matt, with Hardy saying he was disppointed Washington wasn't Conan O'Brien; Washington then noted Matt would be on 'Scare Tactics' the following week on SyFy and aired a clip from the episode; moments later, Washington said Hardy wasn't scary in his clip, Atlas snuck up behind him and scared him; included an ad for "Jeff Hardy: My Life, My Rules;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE Classics includes more than 1,500 matches from WWE, ECW, NWA, WCCW, AWA, and WCW:
Shelton Benjamin pinned Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes) at 12:02 with Paydirt after hitting a powerbomb in the corner, which Ryder hitting the back of his head on the turnbuckle; as a result of the win, Benjamin became the #1 contender to the ECW World Title; following the commercial break, ECW World Champion Christian confronted Benjamin in the ring, said the ECW title had been overlooked at recent pay-per-views, and suggested they have their match at TLC in a ladder match; Christian then said he wanted to steal the show and he wanted Benjamin to steal it with him
Vance Archer pinned Alex Reynolds with the reverse DDT at 2:31
Yoshi Tatsu pinned William Regal (w/ Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson) at 2:15 with the kick to the head; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Regal" and "Regal sucks;" after the match, Regal confronted Kozlov & Jackson, with Kozlov eventually blaming Jackson for the loss; moments later, Jackson dropped Kovlov with a spinebuster and eventually did the same to Regal
WWE Superstars - 11/26/09 - featured a segment of "Ask the Divas" in which Alicia Fox, Beth Phoenix, Gail Kim, Kelly Kelly, Eve, WWE Divas Champion Melina, Brie & Nikki Bella talked about their favorite part of Thanksgiving and what they like to cook; included an ad promoting "Jeff Hardy: My Life, My Rules;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers all US military free tickets to live events in the US; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers all US military free tickets to live events in the US; featured the WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin vs. Santino Marella match taped 11/23/09 in Hershey, PA:
Vladimir Kozlov (w/ William Regal) pinned Goldust with the Iron Curtain at 8:12; after the match, as Goldust struggled to get up, Regal laid him out with the knee to the head; Josh Matthews & Byron Saxton provided commentary for the match
R-Truth pinned Dolph Ziggler at 14:01 with the Lie Detector after Ziggler missed a Fameasser; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho regarding he and the Big Show's title defense against Triple H & Shawn Michaels in a TLC match Dec. 13 at the next pay-per-view, noted he had won TLC when the tag team belts were on the line, and DX would never hold the belts as long as he was in possession of them; Jericho then argued he too should be part of the #1 contender's match later in the show between Batista and Kane; moments later, Teddy Long appeared, said he wasn't adding Jericho to the match, but he would face World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker later in the show in a non-title match; included a backstage segment with Long and WWE IC Champion John Morrison in which Morrison said he wanted any of Sheamus, Drew McIntyre, and WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin in a singles match after the events of Survivor Series; moments later, Vickie Guerrero and Eric Escobar interrupted, with Vickie arguing Long should discuss all title contenders with her and suggested Escobar challenge Morrison later in the show; Long agreed but said it would be Escobar's only title shot; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE television is translated into 30 languages; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Mickie James regarding the segment orchestrated the previous week by WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & Layla in which they called her "Piggy James," with Mickie saying she worked hard to get where she's at and had no plans of leaving; featured an ad for "Jeff Hardy: My Life, My Rules;" included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million photos of WWE divas were downloaded the previous month on WWE.com:
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Cryme Tyme at 4:28 when Smith pinned Shad with a modified back suplex after Shad knocked Kidd to the floor with a clothesline
Matt Hardy defeated CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows) via disqualification at 5:40 when Gallows attacked Hardy after Hardy signalled for the Twist of Fate; prior to the bout, Punk cut an in-ring promo in which he said he would continue his crusade as long as there were people out there that needed change in their lives; Punk then introduced the man with him as Luke Gallows, formerly Festus, and said he had been helping Gallows get through his drug abuse; Punk then said a scary addictive drug would hit the stores Dec. 1 and then took it out of the bag to reveal it as the "Jeff Hardy: My Life, My Rules" DVD; Punk then said the fans should pay the most attention to the last chapter on the DVD - the steel cage match where he sent Hardy out of the WWE; eventually, Matt appeared and said Punk only targetted Jeff because he wouldn't follow his rhetoric and that he knows nothing about him; after the match, Gallows continued to assault Hardy and held him up so Punk could land a kick and a running knee in the corner; moments later, Gallows locked Hardy in a reverse full nelson and followed with a form of a sit-down chokeslam
Batista defeated Kane via count-out at 14:26 after hitting Kane in the knee with a steel chair behind the ringside barrier and beyond the referee's view; stipulations stated the winner would challenge World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker at TLC
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Eric Escobar (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 3:18 with the Flying Chuck and Starship Pain; after the contest, Guerrero yelled at Escobar in the ring, saying she offered him opportunities week after week and he continued to disappoint her; Vickie then slapped Escobar across the face and left ringside; following the commercial break, Vickie continued to yell at Escobar backstage, with Escobar saying Vickie made him sick too and dumped her
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho via disqualification in a non-title match at 11:55 when Batista, who sat ringside for the match, slid in the ring and clipped Taker as he set Jericho up for the tombstone; after the match, Jericho dropped Taker with the Code Breaker and left ringside; moments later, Batista assaulted Taker with a series of chairshots across the back

WWE (Raw) @ Johnson City, TN - Freedom Hall Civic Center - November 28, 2009
WWE Divas Champion Melina & Eve defeated Maryse & Alicia Fox
Sheamus pinned Primo Colon with the crucifix powerbomb
Santino Marella defeated Chris Masters
Mark Henry pinned Jack Swagger with the powerslam
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Evan Bourne with the Skull Crushing Finale after blocking the Shooting Star Press by lifting his knees
Triple H & Kofi Kingston defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes after Triple H hit the Pedigree on one opponent as Kingston hit the spin kick to the face on the other
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Randy Orton with the FU

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Upper Marlboro, MD - November 28, 2009
Drew McIntyre won a battle royal by last eliminating Kane and the Great Khali; stipulations stated the winner would earn a WWE IC Title match later in the show
Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix
R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Vladimir Kozlov
Cryme Tyme (w/ Maria) defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd
Matt Hardy pinned CM Punk with the Twist of Fate; Punk came out wearing Beth Phoenix's headband and did her entrance
Drew McIntyre defeated WWE IC Champion John Morrison via count-out
ECW World Champion Christian defeated William Regal, Goldust, and Ezekiel Jackson by pinning Regal with the Killswitch; after the bout, Jackson dropped Regal with a uranage
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho with the 619 and springboard splash

WWE @ Hampton, VA - Coliseum - November 29, 2009 (6,000)
Kaval pinned Paul Burchill with a double stomp off the top
ECW - 12/1/09 - featured an opening segment of "The Abraham Washington Show," with Washington and Tony Atlas in which the two discussed how their Thanksgivings were before Washington insulted Virginia and noted Atlas was from there; Washington then brought out Zack Ryder & Rosa Mendes as the guests, with Ryder then reciting a poem he wrote for Rosa; moments later, Rosa recited her own poem, in which she bragged about herself and how much Ryder wanted her; Ryder then began jumping on Washington's coach in excitement before Washington ended the segment; included a backstage segment with William Regal and Ezekiel Jackson in which the two apologized to each other for what happened the previous week, with Jackson then saying he refuses to apologize to Vladimir Kozlov; moments later, Kozlov appeared; Regal then told the two to calm down and focus on staying strong and winning their tag team match later in the show and Regal's match against Goldust; featured a backstage segment with Paul Burchill, Katie Lea, and Tiffany in which Burchill begged for his spot back on ECW, with Tiffany again saying no; moments later, Caylen Croft & Trent Baretta walked in, repeatedly cut Tiffany off, and said they were going to make history as ECW's new tag team; included an ad promoting "Jeff Hardy: My Life, My Rules;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched the previous week's show than any program on the Cartoon Network, TLC, ESPN, and A&E; included Savannah conducting a backstage interview with Vance Archer, intermixed with clips of his recent victories, in which he said he was going to take his time getting to the top because he knew it was his destiny; featured a backstage segment with Shelton Benjamin and ECW World Champion Christian in which Benjamin was playing he vs. Christian in a ladder match on "Smackdown! vs. Raw 2010;" moments later, Christian pushed the power button on the Wii, telling him he'd have to wait until TLC to see how the match ends; included a "Do not try this at home" PSA; featured the announcement the Hurricane would face Ryder Thursday on WWE Superstars:
Goldust pinned William Regal (w/ Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson) at 4:10 with a roll up after Regal became distracted by Kozlov & Jackson arguing on the floor
Caylen Croft & Trent Baretta defeated Tyler Hilton & Bobby Shields at 2:37 when Baretta pinned Hilton following an inverted atomic drop / flying knee to the head double team (Croft & Baretta's TV debut)
ECW World Champion Christian & Shelton Benjamin defeated Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov (w/ William Regal) at 11:19 when Benjamin pinned Kozlov with a splash in the corner and Paydirt after Kozlov walked out of the match during the final moments of the match
WWE Superstars - 12/3/09 - included the Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes vs. Evan Bourne & Primo Colon match taped 11/30/09 in Baltimore; featured a segment of "Ask the Divas" in which Eve, Beth Phoenix, Kelly Kelly, Alicia Fox, Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella talked about their favorite city to visit and how to get out of a bad date; included an ad promoting "Jeff Hardy: My Life, My Rules;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched the previous week's episode than any show on VH1, CNN, or MTV:
The Hurricane defeated Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes) via disqualification at 4:31 when, after Hurricane knocked Ryder to the floor with a Shining Wizard, a masked man attacked Hurricane from behind and dropped him with a Jackhammer; Josh Matthews & Byron Saxton provided commentary for the bout
Dolph Ziggler pinned Matt Hardy at 12:00 by reversing an attempt at the Twist of Fate into a backslide
Smackdown! - featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read fans from 50 states and 22 countries have already purchased tickets to WrestleMania 26; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show regarding their match later in the night against Cryme Tyme, Jericho facing Triple H & Shawn Michaels in a handicap match at Raw, and Jerishow defending against DX in a TLC match; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Batista in which they discussed Batista would face Rey Mysterio Jr. the following week in a streetfight; included a backstage segment in which WWE IC Champion John Morrison watched Matt Hardy play "Smackdown! vs. Raw 2010" with Hardy, as Morrison, fighting Drew McIntyre; during the segment, Morrison noted he would face McIntyre later in the show; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with CM Punk & Luke Gallows, with Gallows blaming his friends and family for enabling him to keep his addiction to prescription drugs; Gallows then said he would pray that others follow his lead and turn to Punk for help; included a "Do not try this at home" PSA; featured an ad promoting "Jeff Hardy: My Life, My Rules;" included a closing segment in which World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker came out to call out Batista, with Batista then jumping Taker from behind in the aisle with a steel chair and assaulting him at ringside; moments later, Batista continued to assault Taker inside the ring while holding Taker's title belt before eventually hitting Taker with the belt:
R-Truth defeated CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows) via disqualification at 9:59 when Gallows tripped Truth from the floor and assaulted him on the floor; after the match, Gallows threw Truth shoulder-first into the corner and held him up so Punk could hit the running knee in the corner; moments later, Gallows hit a reverse full nelson into a sit-down powerbomb
Kane pinned Mike Knox with the chokeslam at 3:37
Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix and Natalya Neidhart at 7:02 by pinning Natalya after Phoenix dropped Natalya with the Glam Slam and Mickie knocked Phoenix to the floor with a dropkick; WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & Layla sat ringside for the match, both wearing "Piggie James" tops; stipulations stated the winner would earn a WWE Women's Title shot; after the match, Josh Matthews conducted an in-ring interview with Mickie regarding her upcoming title shot and seeking revenge for McCool's recent comments, eventually shoving McCool down and fighting with Layla; eventually, Mickie was double teamed until Maria made the save (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)
Drew McIntyre pinned WWE IC Champion John Morrison in a non-title match at 13:13 with the double arm DDT after ramming Morrison head-first into the steel undercarriage of the ring; prior to the match, McIntyre cut an in-ring promo on Morrison until Morrison hit him across the face
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Eric Escobar in a handicap match at 2:26 when Kidd pinned Escobar following the Hart Attack; prior to the match, Vickie Guerrero cut an in-ring promo in which she said Escobar made a big mistake for his comments the previous week and demanded he come out an apologize; moments later, Escobar came out and apologized for the fact the two ever met; Vickie then said she could fire him but instead would make him pay by putting him in a handicap match; Vickie remained ringside for the duration of the match; after the bout, Smith held Escobar so Vickie could slap him, with Smith then kicking him and the three leaving ringside together
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated Cryme Tyme in a non-title match at 3:20 when Show pinned Shad following a punch
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated Batista and CM Punk by pinning Punk with the tombstone after Kane and WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho interfered

WWE (Raw) @ Charlottesville, VA - November 29, 2009
Mark Henry defeated Jack Swagger
WWE Divas Champion Melina & Eve defeated Maryse & Jillian Hall
Sheamus defeated Primo Colon
Santino Marella defeated Carlito
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Evan Bourne with the Skull Crushing Finale after avoiding the Air Bourne
Triple H & Kofi Kingston defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes when Triple H & Kingston scored simultaneous pinfalls following the Pedigree and spin kick to the head after Hornswoggle interfered
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Randy Orton with the FU after avoiding the kick to the head

WWE @ Baltimore, MD - First Mariner Arena - November 30, 2009 (6,800)
Chris Masters defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via submission with the full nelson; Masters worked the match as a babyface
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show in which they said Triple H & Shawn Michaels weren't the greatest tag team in the WWE, as fans thought; moments later, still images appeared on the big screen of their matches against Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes, Cryme Tyme, MVP & Mark Henry, and World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker & Kane, with Jericho noting DX had never worn tag team gold despite having been around since 1997; Show then noted there were 42 championships between he and Jericho and images then appeared on the big screen showing Show as a former WCW, WWE, and ECW World Champion; highlights of their dominance continued to air as the show spoke about their accomplishments and Jericho noted DX had never been in a TLC match while he had won TLC; eventually, Triple H & Michaels interrupted, with DX saying they would make history in Michaels' hometown of San Antonio, TX by winning the tag team titles in their first TLC match; Triple H then noted that if DX won then Jericho would be stuck on Smackdown!, as the only reason he appeared on Raw was because he was a tag team champion; Jericho then said Raw would be nothing without him and said he and Show were better than DX; Triple H then challenged Jericho to a match later in the show, as - according to Triple H - Jericho only had two weeks left on Raw; Jericho accepted but Show said the stipulation would be the loser would face the opposing team the following week in a handicap match; Jericho then said he had four words for DX - "I'm never leaving Raw;" included a "Did you know?" graphic which read fans from 50 states and 22 countries had already purchased tickets to WrestleMania 26; featured a backstage segment with Jericho, Show, and guest host Verne Troyer; included Troyer at the entrance stage welcoming the fans and saying he enjoyed being at Summer Slam and meeting all the WWE talent except for WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin; moments later, Mizanin interrupted and made several Dr. Evil jokes until Troyer said he was surprised Miz wasn't in the Jackass movies; eventually, Mark Henry came out, with Miz calling him Fat Bastard; Troyer then said he wanted to slap Miz but instead would Henry do it for him; featured a backstage segment in which Troyer and MVP were shown watching "Smackdown vs. Raw 2010;" moments later, Henry and Jillian Hall walked in; MVP eventually suggested to let Jillian sing so Henry could show off his own personality; when Jillian began to sing, Henry danced around her until he accidentally fell and squashed her; moments later, Troyer said "I think she's dead;" included backstage footage of Cena arriving to the arena; featured the announcement that the Batista vs. World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker match at TLC would be a chairs match; featured an in-ring promo by Cena in which he said he wanted his match with Sheamus to be later in the night for the world title; moments later, a clean shaven Carlito appeared and said he didn't like Sheamus but he liked what he represented because all the wrestlers on Raw, ECW, and Smackdown! were tired of Cena and wanted their own share of the spotlight; Carlito then said Cena might represent the fans but Sheamus represented the wrestlers; Cena responded by calling Carlito out, with Carlito then going to bite his apple but Cena punched it in his face, followed with the FU, and knocked Carlito to the floor; Sheamus then appeared at the entrance stage, with Cena challenging him as well; eventually, Sheamus opted to go backstage instead; included a segment on the entrance stage with Troyer, MVP, and Henry in which Henry rapped on his match later in the show against Miz; featured an ad promoting "Jeff Hardy: My Life, My Rules;" included the announcement Mark Cuban would host the following week's show; featured a backstage segment with Triple H & Michaels in which they thought their summons the previous week was a dream; moments later, Hornswoggle appeared and - with the use of subtitles on the screen - said he would be seeking further legal action; DX then said he had nothing on them and left; moments later, Troyer appeared and said Hornswoggle should sue them for everything they have:
Maryse & Jillian Hall defeated WWE Divas Champion Melina & Gail Kim at 2:55 when Maryse pinned Melina with the DDT after grabbing onto the ropes to avoid the sunset flip / powerbomb; prior to the match, Josh Matthews conducted a backstage interview with Maryse & Jillian regarding Maryse attacking Melina from behind the previous week
Sheamus fought Santino Marella to a no contest; prior to the match, Sheamus cut an in-ring promo on challenging WWE World Champion John Cena in a tables match at TLC; following his entrance, Marella took the mic and said Sheamus was overlooking him and was jealous of him for being tan; eventually, Marella called Sheamus a "lame ass," with Sheamus then assaulting him and laying him out with the boot to the face; moments later, Sheamus dropped Marella with the crucifix powerbomb; Sheamus then pulled a table out from under the ring, set it up in the corner, and rammed Marella through it
Randy Orton pinned Kofi Kingston with the RKO at 3:09; during Kingston's entrance, he was jumped from behind by Cody Rhodes, thrown into the steel ring steps, and assaulted until Rhodes was sent backstage; moments later, the referee asked Kingston whether he wanted to continue with the match and he said yes; Orton's music then hit but Ted Dibiase Jr. came out of the crowd, clipped Kingston from behind, and assaulted his legs before he too was sent backstage; after Kingston again told the referee he wanted to continue, Orton finally came out; after the contest, Orton set Kingston on the top rope and dropped him with a DDT
Mark Henry pinned WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin in a non-title match at 2:03 after catching Mizanin coming off the top and hitting the powerslam; after the match, Henry met with Verne Troyer at the entrance stage and the two danced with Kelly Kelly, Eve, Brie & Nikki Bella to celebrate the win
Triple H pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho with a roll up at 11:13 after Jericho hit his head on the top turnbuckle; both Shawn Michaels and WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show provided guest commentary until late in the match when, after Show knocked Triple H out with a punch behind the referee's back and Michaels knocked Jericho out with a superkick behind the referee's back, referee Mike Chioda ejected them from ringside for being too close to the action; stipulations stated the loser would face the other team in a handicap match the following week; after the contest, Triple H & Michaels stood at the entrance stage as Michaels told Jericho the following week would be Jericho's last on Raw (Triple H: Thy Kingdom Come)
WWE Superstars - 12/3/09: Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Evan Bourne & Primo Colon at 12:33 when Rhodes pinned Primo with Crossroads after Bourne hit a crossbody from the top rope to the floor onto Dibiase; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match

WWE @ Upper Marlboro, MD - Show Place Arena - November 30, 2009

WWE @ Balad Air Base, Iraq - Holt Memorial Stadium - December 4, 2009
MVP defeated Chris Masters
Tribute to the Troops - 12/19/09 on NBC - included Eve as the ring announcer; featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included a photo slideshow of WWE talent meeting with soldiers to the tune of Bob Dylan's "Forever Young;" featured WWE World Champion John Cena, Rey Mysterio Jr., R-Truth, & a Bella twin leading the troops at the Balad Joint Coordination Center in wishing viewers a happy holidays; included Eve introducing Santa Claus, with R-Truth then coming out dressed as Santa and then introducing Brie & Nikki Bella, Layla, Alicia Fox, and Kelly Kelly who then threw out gifts to the crowd and hugged and kissed many of the ringside soldiers; featured pre-taped comments from President Barack Obama in which he supported the soldiers for their service to the country; included footage of WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, CM Punk, Mysterio, Cryme Tyme, Fox, Cena, Eve, WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, WWE IC Champion John Morrison, and more meeting with the troops to the tune of Better Than Ezra's "Absolutely Still" and Bon Jovi's "Superman Tonight;" featured Morrison, Fox, Eve, and more leading the troops at Al Asad Airbase in singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas;" included pre-taped comments from Gen. David Patraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, in which he thanked the WWE for their support of the troops and spoke of the progress being made thanks to the military support, followed by comments from the soldiers in which they said they were doing what they loved to do; featured a video package recapping Cena's years appearing before the soldiers serving overseas, to the tune of Nickelback's "Never Gonna Be Alone," spliced in with comments from Cena in the ring in which he praised the troops for what they do and who they are; included the Bellas and soldiers in Camp Liberty wishing the viewers a happy holidays; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 on March 28, 2010; included footage of a reenlisting of two soldiers witnessed by Vince McMahon, Cena, Mysterio, R-Truth, and the Bellas; featured a closing video package recapping the tour to the tune of Bon Jovi's "Superman Tonight":
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Mark Henry defeated CM Punk & Carlito at 3:02 when Mysterio pinned Punk with the springboard splash as Henry pinned Carlito with the powerslam; prior to the bout, Mysterio came out wearing a second camouflage mask which he gave to a ringside soldier; Brigadier General Paul Wentz was shown in attendance during Mysterio's entrance
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned WWE IC Champion John Morrison at 2:58 with both feet on the top rope for leverage after rolling out of the way to avoid Starship Pain; neither title was at stake in the match; a graphic appeared before the match which read the bout was taped earlier in the month, with Michael Cole noting Morrison lost the title to Drew McIntyre a week earlier
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho with the FU at 7:55 after rolling through a crossbody off the top and hoisting Jericho off the mat; prior to the bout, a graphic read the match was taped earlier in the month, with Cole noting Cena lost the world title to Sheamus at TLC and Jericho & the Big Show lost the tag team titles to Triple H & Shawn Michaels; during the ring introductions, Brigadier General Robert Harris was shown in attendance

WWE @ Texarkana, TX - December 4, 2009

- 12/4/09: Eddie "Umaga" Fatu died at the age of 36 following two heart attacks.

WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ Bossier City, LA - December 5, 2009
Savannah was the hostess of the show
The Hurricane, Goldust, & Tommy Dreamer defeated Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes), Vance Archer, & Ezekiel Jackson when Goldust pinned Ryder with the Final Cut
Sheamus pinned Evan Bourne
Mickie James pinned Beth Phoenix; Jillian Hall was the guest ring announcer for the match
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Alex Riley
Matt Hardy & Kane defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes when Kane pinned Rhodes with the chokeslam
Kofi Kingston pinned Jack Swagger
ECW World Champion Christian pinned William Regal
Drew McIntyre pinned Jimmy Wang Yang
Triple H pinned Randy Orton in a falls count anywhere match after hitting Orton with the sledgehammer

WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ Monroe, LA - Civic Center - December 6, 2009 (4,400)
Savannah was the hostess of the show
The Hurricane, Goldust, Tommy Dreamer, & Alex Riley defeated Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes), Vance Archer, Ezekiel Jackson, & Chavo Guerrero Jr. when Goldust pinned Ryder at 10:56 with the Final Cut
Sheamus pinned Evan Bourne at 8:39 with the crucifix powerbomb
ECW World Champion Christian pinned William Regal at 13:10 with the Killswitch
Drew McIntyre pinned Jimmy Wang Yang at 9:04 with the double arm DDT
Kofi Kingston pinned Jack Swagger at 10:30 with the spin kick to the face
Mickie James pinned Beth Phoenix with the DDT at 6:51; Jillian Hall was the referee for the match
Matt Hardy & Kane defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes at 13:59 when Kane pinned Rhodes with the chokeslam
Triple H pinned Randy Orton in a falls count anywhere match at 16:50 after hitting him with a sledgehammer after Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes and Kofi Kingston interfered

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Beaumont, TX - December 7, 2009
Kane won a 12-man battle royal; stipulations stated the winner would earn a World Heavyweight Title match later in the show
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated Kane

WWE @ Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center - December 7, 2009 (14,952; 12,000 paid; sell out)
Chris Masters defeated Alex Riley
Raw - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Mark Cuban, guest host of the show, was introduced; Cuban then came out of the crowd and cut an in-ring promo in which he announced Sheamus and WWE World Champion John Cena would be face-to-face later in the night; Cuban then returned to his ringside seat beside Brie & Nikki Bella and members of the Dallas Mavericks; included an ad promoting the following week's 2009 Slammy Awards, hosted by Dennis Miller; featured an in-ring promo by Randy Orton, alongside Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes, in which he congratulated Cuban on his decision making during the show and then told him he should lift the ban on Orton's WWE Title shots against Cena because he is the next man in line for the title; Cuban shook his head no from ringside, with Dibiase then taking the mic and introducing footage of Orton laying Cuban out with a RKO at the 2003 Survivor Series to remind him what happens when the two are alone together; Cuban then said there was no way Orton would challenge the winner of the Cena vs. Sheamus tables match and said the only reason Orton beat Kofi Kingston the previous week was because WWE referees are worse than NBA referees; Cuban then said Orton would face Kingston in a rematch later in the show, with Cuban as the referee; Rhodes then took the mic and said Cuban and his team were all talk and noted he challenged Cuban through The Dallas Morning News to get in the ring; Rhodes then went ringside and Cuban said the Mavericks would be happy to face Legacy in June after they win the NBA Championship; Cuban then said Legacy already had a match scheduled, with Evan Bourne & Primo Colon then appearing; included a video package recapping Sheamus' attack on Jamie Noble; featured a backstage segment with Triple H & Shawn Michaels in which they subtly shilled their merchandise - including DX Santa hats and shoes - before Michaels gave Triple H a copy of Smackdown! vs. Raw 2010, with Triple H saying they gave him a free copy too; Triple H then gave Michaels a gift wrapped box and Hornswoggle popping out instead; Hornswoggle then showed off his new DX shirt, featuring him as well; Michaels then translated that the shirt will be available on WWEShop.com and at sourvineer stands; Michaels and Triple H then had a rant about Han Solo and Chewbacca before Triple H questioned who wrote their script and told them to leave; moments later, Hornswoggle was seen trying to get Michaels' cowboy hat from on top of the Christmas tree, with the tree then falling and knocking over DX before Hornswoggle left; included the announcement that WWE's partnership with SKY Broadcasting would continue another 5 years, reaching a total of 25 years; featured a video package recapping Sheamus' recent attack on Jerry Lawler; included a video package recapping Sheamus' win in the Breakthrough Battle Royal and subsequent attack on Cena; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE placed in the top 3 Yahoo! searches, outranking Britney Spears, American Idol, and NASCAR; included an ad promoting "Jeff Hardy: My Life, My Rules;" featured a video package showing Sheamus' attack on Santino Marella the previous week; included an in-ring segment in which Michael Cole & Lawler ran down the main matches scheduled for TLC; featured an ad promoting the Dec. 19 airing of "Tribute to the Troops" on NBC; Michael Irvin was shown in attendance; included a closing in-ring segment in which Cuban oversaw the confrontation between Cena and Sheamus; after Sheamus ranted on what he would do to Cena, Cena repeatedly replied "No comment;" eventually, Cena responded saying he's faced everyone from Shawn Michaels to Kevin Federline, noted some fans like him and some don't, but he's never given up, and he's earned the right to say "The champ is here;" he continued by saying, in 7 years in the WWE, it takes more than being put through one table to slow him down; the two then knocked over all the furniture set up in the ring, with Sheamus shoving Cuban to the mat and then laying out Cena with a kick to the head; Sheamus then landed a second kick to the head before Cuban confronted shoved Sheamus to the mat; Sheamus followed with a knee to the gut and then rammed Cuban through a table set up in the corner; members of the Mavericks then jumped the barricade as Sheamus left the ring:
WWE World Champion John Cena pinned Carlito in a non-title match with the FU at 2:58; mid-way through the bout, Sheamus appeared at the entrance stage, with Mark Cuban then leaving his ringside seat, blocking Sheamus' way to the ring, and calling for security; moments later, Sheamus returned backstage; after the contest, Cena celebrated with Brie & Nikki Bella and members of the Dallas Mavericks sitting ringside
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Evan Bourne & Primo Colon at around the 5-minute mark when Dibiase pinned Bourne with Dream Street after avoiding a jump kick to the face; after the match, Cuban ordered that Dibiase & Rhodes be ejected from the arena prior to Randy Orton's match later in the night against Kofi Kingston; moments later, security came ringside to ensure they left the building (the match began during the commercial break)
Maryse pinned Gail Kim at 3:32 with both feet on the ropes for leverage after kicking Kim off the middle turnbuckle, with Kim landing on the back of her head; Kelly Kelly was the guest ring announcer for the match; after the bout, Maryse confronted Kelly on the floor and corrected her announcing, noting she should have named her the next WWE Divas Champion; the two then scuffled with Maryse winning before WWE Divas Champion Melina made the save and cleared Maryse from ringside
Kofi Kingston pinned Randy Orton at 5:15 by reversing a RKO into a backslide followed by a fast count from guest referee Mark Cuban; after the contest, Cuban took the mic and said he waited 6 years to get payback for what happened at the 2003 Survivor Series and, now that Orton and Kingston were tied at one win apiece, they would have the rubber match Sunday at TLC
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Mark Henry at 2:39 by reversing an attempt at the powerslam into a DDT
Hornswoggle & Eve defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Jillian Hall at 2:14 when Eve pinned Jillian following a somersault splash; after the match, Guerrero shoved Guerrero to the mat, with Eve then getting in Chavo's way; moments later, Chris Masters left his ringside seat, where he was shown speaking with Mark Cuban, confronted Guerrero, and eventually dropped him with a full nelson slam and left with Eve and Hornswoggle
Triple H & Shawn Michaels fought WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho to a no contest in a handicap match at around the 2-minute mark after the referee was knocked down and WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show interfered; prior to the match, Jericho cut an in-ring promo about being Superstar of the Year for 2008 and planned to repeat the following week, along with wins for Tag Team of the Year, OMG Moment of the Year, and Match of the Year; he then said he was bigger than either Raw or Smackdown! and would stay on Raw as long as he wanted and he and Show would beat DX at TLC; after the contest, Show put Triple H & Michaels in a ladder while Jericho twice hit the ladder with a chair; moments later, Jericho took his tag belts, climbed on top of a ladder set up in the ring, and held the belts up as he and Show posed above the bodies of DX
WWE Superstars - 12/10/09: Jack Swagger pinned MVP at 11:54 with the gutwrench powerbomb after dropping MVP face-first across the top turnbuckle; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the contest; prior to the match, Swagger cut an in-ring promo in which he said he was a better role model than MVP
Dark match after the show: WWE World Champion John Cena, Triple H, & Shawn Michaels defeated Randy Orton, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show

WWE @ Houston, TX - Toyota Center - December 8, 2009 (8,000)
Goldust pinned Kaval at 3:52 with the Final Cut
ECW - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Josh Matthews, standing beside a ladder and with the ECW World Title hanging above the ring, hyped the upcoming ladder match at TLC between ECW World Champion Christian and Shelton Benjamin; moments later, Vladimir Kozlov interrupted, grabbed the mic, and challenged Ezekiel Jackson; Jackson then appeared and briefly struggled with Kozlov until William Regal came out to get between the two men and dropped to his knees to get them to stop fighting; moments later, Benjamin appeared at the entrance stage and encouraged Jackson and Kozlov to fight each other; Regal responded by reminding him there were three of his men and only one of Benjamin, with Christian and Yoshi Tatsu then joining Benjamin; Benjamin eventually challenged Regal's team to a six man tag, with Regal refusing until Tiffany appeared and said Regal's team could face Christian's team or Regal could let his men fight it out amongst themselves as they initially wanted; Regal then agreed to the tag team match, Jackson said he wanted Kozlov, and Kozlov - in the deciding vote - said he also wanted the six man tag; included an ad promoting the following Monday's Slammy Awards; featured a backstage segment with Tiffany, alongside the masked Ripper - Paul Burchill - and a masked Katie Lea; moments later, Gregory Helms walked in and Tiffany said if the Ripper wanted an ECW contract then he would have to beat the Hurricane the following week; included a backstage segment in which Tommy Dreamer spoke to Zack Ryder, alongside Rosa Mendes, during which Ryder said he used to want to be just like Dreamer but now wants to be the guy that ends Dreamer; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read fans from 50 states and 22 countries have already bought tickets for WrestleMania 26:
Vance Archer pinned Tommy Dreamer with a boot to the face and the reverse DDT at 5:08
Trent Baretta & Caylen Croft defeated Mark Franks & Danny Vaughn at 1:51 when Croft scored the pin following a knee to the face double team
ECW World Champion Christian, Shelton Benjamin, & Yoshi Tatsu defeated William Regal, Vladimir Kozlov, & Ezekiel Jackson via count-out at 14:57 when, after Kozlov refused to allow Jackson to tag him in, Jackson briefly fought with Kozlov on the floor before Regal stood in front of him; after the contest, Benjamin hit a dive to the floor onto both Regal and Jackson; moments later, Christan pulled a ladder out from underneath the ring and climbed it to grab the ECW Title which hung above the ring
WWE Superstars - 12/10/09 - featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with MVP regarding his match later in the night against Jack Swagger; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE programming is translated into 30 languages worldwide; featured an ad promoting the following week's Tribute to the Troops on NBC; included a vignette of Randy Orton; featured the MVP vs. Jack Swagger match taped 12/7/09 in Dallas, TX:
Dolph Ziggler pinned Finlay with the Zig Zag at 11:16 after Finlay hit the corner; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Slam Master J & Jimmy Wang Yang at 3:55 when Kidd pinned J with a kick to the ribs and a neckbreaker slam; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match; prior to the contest, Yang came out wearing a do rag instead of his cowboy hat
Smackdown! - featured an opening in-ring promo by Batista in which he said Rey Mysterio Jr. didn't deserve to be in the ring with him and then commented on the fans booing him as of late, with Batista saying he didn't care; Batista then said Mysterio and Evolution needed him more than he needed them; moments later, Batista had the spotlight put on him and said the spotlight deserved to be on him and he wasn't here to make friends but rather to make money and win titles; he then said he saw fear in the eyes of World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker and that beating him for the title at TLC was now only a formality; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers all US military free tickets to live events in the US; featured a backstage segment with Eric Escobar, Vickie Guerrero, and Teddy Long in which Vickie ordered Escobar to face WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, with Escobar saying he would rather face anyone than keep looking at her face; included a backstage segment with Kane and Mike Knox in which Knox said they had a lot in common and wanted a rematch from last week, with Kane saying he was the only monster and agreed to the match; Knox said Kane would leave a broken monster but he would ride to the hospital with him, with Kane then briefly choking Knox before walking off; featured the announcement Drew McIntyre would challenge WWE IC Champion John Morrison at TLC; included an in-ring segment in which McIntyre objected to the fact he wasn't on the cover of the new WWE Magazine issue focused on future champions, while Morrison was front and center; McIntyre then showed footage of him beating Morrison the previous week in a non-title match, with Morrison then coming out moments later dressed as William Wallace from 'Braveheart,' with his face painted blue and white and a sword and sheild in hand; the two had words, with Morrison - with an accent - saying he had heard all about McIntyre doing errands for Ricky Steamboat, John Laurinitis, Arn Anderson, and IRS; Morrison eventually dropped the accent, saying McIntyre would need more than an endorsement than a senile old man and that Morrison himself had the endorsement of the fans; the two briefly exchanged blows with McIntyre leaving through the crowd; featured a video package recapping the Batista vs. Mysterio match at Survivor Series; included highlights from the backstage segment from Raw featuring DX; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown has aired more episodes than "ER," "Law & Order," "Cheers," and "The Simpsons;" included an in-ring segment in which Todd Grisham & Matt Striker ran down some of the matches scheduled for TLC on Sunday:
CM Punk & Luke Gallows defeated R-Truth & Matt Hardy at 8:51 when Gallows pinned Hardy with a boot to the face and the 12th Step after Hardy dropped Punk with the Twist of Fate; prior to the bout, Punk cut an in-ring promo on the success of "Jeff Hardy: My Life, My Rules" and said horrible parents were buying it for their kids for Christmas; Punk and Gallows then proceeded to destroy the DVD; during the opposition's entrance, Hardy came out with a bag full of DVD copies and handed them out to fans at ringside, while Punk protested by saying they were giving out poison; moments later, Truth hit Punk in the head with the mic
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated Eric Escobar in a handicap match at 2:59 when Escobar submitted to Jericho's Walls of Jericho; the bout was originally scheduled as Jericho vs. Escobar in a singles bout but Vickie Guerrero came out at the 1-minute mark to add Show to the match; following the bout, Jericho & Show cut an in-ring promo in which they guaranteed victory over Triple H & Shawn Michaels at TLC Sunday
Kane pinned Mike Knox with the chokeslam at 2:56
Mickie James & Maria defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & Layla at 1:56 when Mickie pinned Layla with a roll up after Layla and McCool collided on the apron; prior to match, it was announced Mickie would challenge McCool Sunday at TLC; McCool & Layla came out to the ring wearing "Piggie James" t-shirts
Batista pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. in a streetfight at 11:11 after hitting him across the face with a steel chair; after the bout, Batista prepared to do further damage to Mysterio until the lights in the arena went out; when they came back on, World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker was in the ring; moments later, Taker won a brief brawl with Batista, with Batista then sliding out to the floor when Taker grabbed hold of the chair in the ring
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker pinned CM Punk with the powerbomb at 6:59

TLC - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center - December 13, 2009 (15,226; 12,000 paid; sell out)
R-Truth pinned CM Punk
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Matt Striker on commentary; included an ad promoting "Hulk Hogan's Unreleased Collector's Series;" featured a backstage segment in which Vince McMahon congratulated WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre on his title win; moments later, Josh Matthews interviewed McIntyre regarding the victory, with Sheamus then appearing and saying McIntyre wouldn't be the only newcomer to leave TLC with championship gold; included a "Don't try this at home" vignette; featured an ad promoting "Jeff Hardy: My Life, My Rules;" included a backstage segment in which Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes confronted Kofi Kingston regarding his match later in the night against Randy Orton; moments later, Kingston walked into Orton's dressing room and told him to his face that he was looking forward to beating him down; featured a backstage segment in which Batista confronted Teddy Long, saying he was robbed out of the world heavyweight title, and threatened Long to make the situation right or he would take Long's head off with a chair:
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Shelton Benjamin in a ladder match at 18:07 after hitting a splash off the top through a ladder, with Benjamin lying on it, positioned across the apron and commentary table; at the 5-minute mark, the champion was tended to at ringside by a trainer after sustaining a cut near his eye (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010, Ladder Match 2: Crash & Burn Blu-ray)
Drew McIntyre pinned WWE IC Champion John Morrison to win the title with an eye gouge and the Scot Drop at 10:21 (the first time the move is referred to by name)
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool (w/ Layla) pinned Mickie James at 7:32 with a boot to the face; Layla wore a "Piggy James" T-shirt for the match; late in the contest, McCool accidentally knocked Layla off the apron with a kick when Mickie moved out of the way
Sheamus defeated WWE World Champion John Cena to win the title in a tables match at 16:23 after shoving Cena off the top and through a table set up in the ring as Cena attempted a superplex through the table; prior to the bout, the front page of "The Irish Voice" was shown in which Sheamus vowed victory; the champion received a mixed reaction upon his entrance; after the contest, Sheamus put his boot on Cena's body while holding up the title belt
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker pinned Batista in a chairs match at 14:44 with the tombstone after kicking a chair into the challenger's head and then hitting Batista in the back with the chair; stipulations stated the match could end via disqualification and count-out; Batista originally won the match and title at 12:45 following a low blow behind the back of referee Charles Robinson followed by a chairshot to the head; moments later, Teddy Long appeared at the entrance stage and said he wasn't going to allow the title change due to Batista's low blow and ordered the match to continue
Randy Orton pinned Kofi Kingston at 13:14 with the RKO after avoiding the spin kick to the head (WWE Superstar Collection: Kofi Kingston)
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show to win the titles in a TLC match at 22:31 when Triple H held up half of a broken ladder, allowing Michaels to climb up it and grab the title belts

WWE @ Corpus Christi, TX - American Bank Center - December 14, 2009
Raw - 2009 Slammy Awards 3-hour episode - included Michael Cole, Matt Striker, & Jerry Lawler on commentary; featured an opening segment in which Justin Roberts introduced Dennis Miller as the guest host of the show; Miller then made a comparison between Nancy Pelosi and Vickie Guerrero, with an image then appearing on the big screen of DX with George Bush and Dick Cheney's faces; moments later, Miller showed an image of President Obama and John Cena, then saying one man was just put through a table while the other has yet to bring anything to the table; Miller then brought up Saturday's Tribute to the Troops and mentioned his own usacares.org; Miller then brought out R-Truth and Jillian Hall for the first Slammy for Tag Team of the Year; Jillian began to sing Tag Team's "Whoomp there it is" until Truth cut her off and told her to shut up; the nominees: WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels, Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes, David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd, and Chris Jericho & the Big Show, with Jericho & Show winning; Jericho & Show then came out, with Jericho saying they were the best team of this or any other year and then thanked Edge for getting hurt and himself for choosing Show as Edge's replacement; Show then said they would soon regain the titles they lost the night before, with Jericho saying they would get their rematch later in the night; included Miller introducing Teddy Long & Tiffany to present Breakout Star of the Year; nominees: WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre, WWE World Champion Sheamus, Yoshi Tatsu, and Abraham Washington, with Sheamus winning; moments later, Sheamus appeared, bragged about his victory over John Cena the previous night, and noted WWE Hall of Famers Curt Hennig, Ricky Steamboat, Paul Orndorff, and Roddy Piper couldn't do what he did and then said Cena would never get the title back; featured the announcement that CM Punk, World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker, John Cena, and Randy Orton were nominees for Superstar of the Year; included an ad promoting Saturday's Tribute to the Troops on NBC; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE superstars have visited more than 200 military installations, forward operating bases, military hospitals, aircraft carriers, submarines, and the Pentagon in the past 5 years; included Miller introducing Vickie Guerrero and Santino Marella to announce the nominees for Shocker of the Year; nominees: Randy Orton dropping Stephanie McMahon with a DDT and then kissing her, Batista assaulting Rey Mysterio Jr. at Bragging Rights, CM Punk retiring Jeff Hardy, and Sheamus putting Mark Cuban through a table, with Punk winning to accept; featured the announcement Kane would appear the following night on ECW as a guest of Tiffany; included Miller introducing Triple H to present the Slammy for Match of the Year; Miller accidentally referred to him as 'The Show,' with Triple H then messing up Miller's name after coming out; nominees: Michaels vs. Undertaker (WrestleMania 25), Cena vs. Orton (Breaking Point), Jeff vs. Edge (Extreme Rules), and Team Raw vs. Team Smackdown! (Bragging Rights), with Michaels vs. Taker winning; Michaels then came out to accept, noting he won the year before for his match against Ric Flair at WrestleMania 24; moments later, Michaels issued a challenge for Taker to face him at WrestleMania 26; featured an ad promoting "The History of the World Heavyweight Championship;" included a "Did you know?" graphic which readJohn Cena has granted more than 140 wishes from the Make-a-Wish foundation, making him the most requested person from the WWE, NBA, or NFL; featured Miller introducing Vince McMahon to present the Slammy for Guest Host of the Year; nominees: Bob Barker, Seth Green, Shaquille O'Neal, and the Osbournes, with Barker winning; Barker then appeared in a pre-taped video to accept the award; McMahon then asked Miller who he would want as a host, with Miller suggesting Bret Hart; the crowd approved but McMahon did not and walked off; included a backstage segment with Jericho and Miller in which Jericho thanked Miller for showing him the respect that other guest hosts haven't shown him, with Miller saying Jericho sucks energy out of the show and needs to be somewhere other than Raw; featured Carlito, Chris Masters, & Eve introducing nominees for "Extreme Moment of the Year;" nominees: Kofi Kingston taking out Randy Orton at MSG, Big Show attacking Cena at Backlash, Hardy jumping off a ladder onto Punk at Summer Slam, and Triple H invading Orton's home, with Hardy winning; Matt Hardy appeared moments later to accept the award on Jeff's behalf; Carlito eventually punched out Matt, then thanked God, the Academy, and Team Jacob for winning; eventually, Masters put Carlito in the full nelson before Hardy punched out Carlito, with Masters and Matt then shaking hands; included a trailer for "The Marine 2," available Dec. 29 on DVD and Blu-ray; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Raw is the longest running episodic series with more episodes than "Cheers" and "The Simpsons" combined; included Miller introducing Abraham Washington, Tony Atlas, & Big Dick Johnson to give the nominees for "Oh My Moment of the Year;" Masters and his dancing pecs, Michaels superkicking a girl, Cole throwing up on Jericho, and Marella getting pies in his face from several divas before then putting a pie in Vickie's face, with Cole winning; moments later, Cole jumped up from his seat and ran up to the stage to accept the award, during which he said "Forget about Boomer Sooner, hook'em Horns!"; featured Miller thanking the WWE for what they do for the troops and plugging usacares.org; included a backstage segment with Triple H & Michaels in which Michaels showed off the Money in the Bank ladder match ring he set up early for Christmas, with Triple H accidentally destroying it; moments later, Triple H gave Michaels one of the new DX snuggles and sat down with him to watch "The History of the World Heavyweight Championship;" after Michaels realized they were watching a match of Triple H beating him up, Hornswoggle appeared and gave them a WWEShop.com gift card; eventually, DX tried to go after Hornswoggle but Triple H accidentally attacked Michaels instead, then ran away while Shawn was still down, with Hornswoggle then putting a Santa hat on Shawn and giving him the DX chop; featured the announcement Johnny Damon of the New York Yankees would host the following week's show:
ECW World Champion Christian, Kane, & the Great Khali defeated William Regal, Vladimir Kozlov, & Ezekiel Jackson at 2:31 when Khali pinned Kozlov with a chop to the head; prior to the match, Regal cut an in-ring promo saying he challenged Christian to find two partners to face his men to prove Regal and his men were all on the same page; moments later, Christian appeared and said he found two men that had agreed to put their differences aside to get rid of Regal and his men
Kofi Kingston defeated Cody Rhodes via disqualification at 1:01 when Ted Dibiase Jr. interfered; moments later, Evan Bourne came out to make the save; Dennis Miller then interrupted to say he just won the Slammy for making what was a singles match into a tag team match and then ordered the four men to continue their brawl; Miller then said "Suck it" as a message to Al Sharpton and Jeremy Piven
Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne in an impromptu match at 7:17 when Rhodes pinned Bourne with Crossroads; Kingston's left shoulder was heavily taped for the two matches
2009 Superstar of the Year Tournament Semi-Finals: John Cena defeated CM Punk via submission with the STFU at 1:41; prior to the bout, Punk cut an in-ring acceptance speech on winning Shocker of the Year, ran down his accomplishments in 2009, and said he was the only one with the courage to tell the fans what they needed to hear; following the match, Cena cut an in-ring promo in which he apologized to any fans that he let down the previous night but he would not stop until he regained the title; Cena then said his road to WrestleMania was already underway and he would not lose a match until he wins the title back
2009 Superstar of the Year Tournament Semi-Finals: Randy Orton defeated World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker via count-out in a non-title match at 3:40 after dropping Taker with the RKO after Taker became distracted by Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes at ringside; after the contest, Taker knocked Dibiase & Rhodes to the floor and dropped Orton with a chokeslam
Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels via disqualification at the 28-second mark when Triple H shoved the referee; prior to the match, it was noted Triple H & Michaels would have to appear in court the following week to deal with Hornswoggle's lawsuit; Jericho's left elbow and leg were heavily taped as was Triple H's right hand; after the contest, Michaels grabbed the mic and confronted Triple H over costing them a win, with Triple H apologizing to Michaels and then noting it was Jericho's only title rematch; moments later, Triple H & Michaels noted Jericho was now off Raw and was technically trespassing; moments later, Cryme Tyme, Finlay, the Hurricane, R-Truth, ECW World Champion Christian, and Shelton Benjamin came out in DX gear, with Michaels hitting the superkick on Jericho before Jericho was forcibly taken backstage by those at ringside; moments later, Jericho was thrown out of the arena
John Morrison, Mark Henry, & Yoshi Tatsu defeated WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin, WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre, & Zack Ryder at 2:09 when Tatsu pinned Ryder with the kick to the head
WWE Divas Champion Melina, Mickie James, Maria, Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, Rosa Mendes, Maryse, Beth Phoenix, Natalya Neidhart, Alicia Fox, & Layla at 1:16 when Mickie pinned Rosa with the DDT; after the match, MVP & Goldust came out to present "Diva of the Year," as voted by visitors of WWE.com; Goldust eventually walked out after making jokes about the divas; moments later, Maria was announced as the winner; as Maria gave her acceptance speech, Batista interrupted to talk about his "Screwjob of the Year" award and said he should be World Heavyweight Champion until two uniformed police officers came out to take him backstage
2009 Superstar of the Year Tournament Finals: John Cena pinned Randy Orton at 9:01 with the FU after avoiding the kick to the head; after the match, WWE World Champion Sheamus appeared at the entrance stage and held up the title belt as Cena looked on, daring Sheamus to enter the ring as the show came to a close (The Best of Raw: 2009, WWE Superstar Collection: John Cena)
WWE Superstars - 12/17/09: MVP pinned Jack Swagger at 13:22 with a Mafia kick in the corner and the Playmaker; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match

WWE @ Laredo, TX - Entertainment Center - December 15, 2009
ECW - included Savannah as the ring announcer for the show; featured an opening in-ring promo by Tiffany in which she introduced Shelton Benjamin and ECW World Champion Christian, with the two men then coming out and shaking hands; Tiffany then praised the two for stealing the show in their ladder match at TLC and thanked the two for their efforts; Benjamin thanked the fans and Christian, noting the match was one of the proudest of his career, and then said he wanted a rematch; William Regal, alongside Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson, then interrupted and said there were bigger issues at hand and questioned why Tiffany would bring Kane to ECW; Tiffany then said she would bring in several former ECW stars to face current ECW stars - named the 'ECW Homecoming' - with the eventual winner facing Christian at the Royal Rumble; Tiffany then announced that Kane would face Zack Ryder later in the show and Jackson would face Kozlov; included an ad promoting Saturday's Tribute to the Troops on NBC; featured a backstage segment in which Gregory Helms asked Paul Burchill, alongside Katie Lea, about his loss earlier in the night to the Hurricane, with Burchill screaming and walking off; included Tony Atlas introducing 'The Abraham Washington Show' with 2009 Slammy winner for Diva of the Year, Maria; after Washington came out, he complained about not winning Breakout Star of the Year at the Slammys, with Atlas saying he could have won Diva of the Year too; Washington then introduced Maria and recapped footage of Batista interrupting her acceptance speech; Maria and Atlas then made fun of Washington for her having a Slammy and him not, with Washington replying that he wanted Batista to interrupt her again; featured a backstage segment in which Caylen Croft & Trent Baretta were shown defeating WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Shawn Michaels & Triple H as part of Smackdown vs. Raw 2010; included an ad promoting "The History of the World Heavyweight Championship;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched the previous week's show than any program on Bravo, SpikeTV, VH1, or MTV; included a backstage segment in which Goldust spoke with Yoshi Tatsu; moments later, Kane appeared and called Goldust a freak:
The Hurricane pinned the Ripper (w/ the Beautiful Nightmare) at 3:58 with the Shining Wizard after pulling the masked off the Ripper, revealing him as Paul Burchill; stipulations stated the Ripper would earn an ECW contract if he won (Burchill's in-ring debut as the masked Ripper and Katie Lea's debut as the masked Beautiful Nightmare)
ECW Homecoming Qualifying Match: Ezekiel Jackson pinned Vladimir Kozlov (w/ William Regal) at 1:35 with the uranage after Regal tripped Kozlov from the floor; during the match, it was announced 16 men would compete in the ECW Homecoming, with the 8 winners then facing off for the ECW World Title shot; after the contest, Jackson and Regal celebrated at ringside and left the ring together; moments later, Kozlov confronted Regal at ringside until Jackson jumped Kozlov from behind and threw him into the commentary table
Caylen Croft & Trent Baretta defeated Jorge Arias & Julio Cruz at 1:57 when Croft pinned Arias following a suplex into a powerbomb / neckbreaker combo; prior to the match, it was announced Chris Jericho would appear on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Thursday on NBC; after the match, the two took the mic from Savannah and said they would win the 2010 Tag Team of the Year Slammy
ECW Homecoming Qualifying Match: Kane pinned Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes) with the chokeslam; prior to the match, it was announced Yoshi Tatsu would face Jack Swagger the following week in another ECW Homecoming qualifying match
WWE Superstars - 12/17/09 - featured a trailer for "The Marine 2;" included an ad promoting Saturday's Tribute to the Troops on NBC; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read fans from 50 states and 22 countries have already bought tickets for WrestleMania 26; included an ad for "The History of the World Heavyweight Championship;" featured a vignette of WWE World Champion Sheamus; included the MVP vs. Jack Swagger match taped 12/14/09 in Corpus Christi, TX:
Cryme Tyme defeated Dolph Ziggler & Mike Knox at 11:34 when JTG pinned Knox with the Shout Out after avoiding a boot to the face; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the bout
Vance Archer pinned Tommy Dreamer at 4:33 with a boot to the face and reverse DDT; Josh Matthews & Byron Saxton provided commentary for the bout
Smackdown! - 12/18/09 - featured an opening segment in which Teddy Long came out to the ring and said he would determine later in the show who the next challenger would be for World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker after Taker's win over Batista at TLC; moments later, Batista interrupted, said he was screwed out of the title at TLC, and demanded Long make it right; eventually, Rey Mysterio Jr. appeared at the entrance stage and challenged Batista for the #1 contender spot, saying he's nothing but a bully and he would get his payback by making sure Batista never holds the world title again; Long then made the match official and reminded Batista he could lose it by pinfall, submission, disqualification, or count-out and that the winner would challenge Taker the following week on Christmas night; included an ad promoting MVP and the Big Show both appearing on MyNetworkTV the following week; featured a backstage segment in which Maria and Mickie James were shown playing Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 until Beth Phoenix unplugged the TV and badmouthed both women for playing video games; after Maria noted she won the Slammy for Diva of the Year, Phoenix said she would face Maria later in the show; included the same backstage segment from Raw starring WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels and Hornswoggle; featured the announcement Triple H & Michaels would appear on the following week's show; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 16 million people watch WWE each week in the US; featured an ad promoting "The History of the World Heavyweight Championship;" included a backstage segment with Phoenix, Layla, and WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool in which McCool & Layla badmouthed Mickie & Maria until Phoenix told them off and walked away; featured a trailer for "The Marine 2;" included an ad promoting the following night's Tribute to the Troops on NBC:
CM Punk, Luke Gallows, & WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated John Morrison, R-Truth, & Matt Hardy at 11:41 when Punk pinned Hardy after hitting him behind the referee's back with his Slammy for Shocker of the Year
Kane defeated Eric Escobar with the chokeslam at 1:25; prior to the match, Escobar took the mic and insulted Vickie Guerrero until Guerrero interrupted at the entrance stage and said she got him a birthday present, with Kane then appearing; Guerrero remained ringside for the duration of the match; after the contest and after Kane left ringside, Guerrero climbed in the ring and laughed at Escobar; moments later, she said he should watch his mouth, with Escobar then saying he would wake up sore but ready to fight another day, whereas Vickie would wake up looking exactly the same as she does now
The Great Khali (w/ Runjan Singh) defeated Chris Jericho via count-out at 2:26 when Jericho left ringside as Khali attempted to apply the head vice; prior to the match, Jericho came out in possession of his Slammy for Tag Team of the Year and cut an in-ring promo claiming he was a victim of a conspiracy for how he was thrown off Raw Monday; moments later, Jericho claimed he would leave Raw when he was ready and not sooner and that it was unfair he was split up from the Big Show and left to fend for himself
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J at 4:33 when Smith pinned J following the Hart Attack; during the bout, Todd Grisham asked Matt Striker about the comments made about Bret Hart during the Slammys but Striker refused to give his thoughts; after the bout, Natalya took the mic and said they would finally get their chance, after more than a decade, to get revenge on DX the following week; Smith & Kidd then said they would do what the original Hart Foundation couldn't do, that being put WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels out of action
Beth Phoenix pinned Maria at 1:42 with the Glam Slam; prior to the match, Maria came out in possession of her Slammy for Diva of the Year
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Batista at 15:52 with a cradle; stipulations stated the winner would challenge World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker the following week

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena - December 18, 2009
R-Truth defeated Mike Knox
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Slam Master J & Jimmy Wang Yang
Mickie James, Maria, & Gail Kim defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, Layla, & Beth Phoenix
Vance Archer defeated Tommy Dreamer
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated John Morrison, Matt Hardy, and Dolph Ziggler
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Zack Ryder
Chris Jericho defeated Kane
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated CM Punk
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated Batista

WWE (Raw) @ Mobile, AL - Civic Center - December 18, 2009
Featured Jillian Hall as host of the show
Chris Masters defeated Carlito by submission with the full nelson at 6:38
Primo pinned Alex Riley with a springboard crossbody from the second turnbuckle at 5:59
Goldust & Yoshi Tatsu defeated Trent Barretta & Caylen Croft when Tatsu pinned Barretta with a standing spin kick to the side of the head at 10:18
Evan Bourne pinned Jack Swagger the Shooting Star Press at 9:30
WWE United States Champion The Miz defeated MVP with the Skull Crushing Finale in 11:54
Divas Champion Melina, Kelly Kelly & Gail Kim defeated Eve Torres, Maryse & Alicia Fox in a Santa's Little Helper 6 Diva Tag Team Match with Santino Marella as the special guest referee in 7:15
Kofi Kingston defeated Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Jr. in a Handicap Match in 9:29
WWE Champion Sheamus defeated Mark Henry in 9:28
Unified WWE Tag Team Champion Triple H defeated Big Show in a No DQ Match in 10:49

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ West Palm Beach, FL - Americraft Expo Center - December 19, 2009
R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J
Vance Archer defeated Tommy Dreamer
Mickie James, Maria, & Savannah defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, Layla, & Beth Phoenix
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes)
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated John Morrison and Matt Hardy
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Batista & CM Punk

WWE (Raw) @ Albany, GA - Civic Center - December 19, 2009
Chris Masters defeated Carlito
Primo Colon defeated Alex Riley
Goldust & Yoshi Tatsu defeated Trent Baretta & Caylen Croft
Evan Bourne defeated Jack Swagger
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated MVP
WWE Divas Champion Melina, Kelly Kelly, & Gail Kim defeated Eve, Maryse, & Alicia Fox in a Santa's Little Helper match; Santino Marella was the guest referee
Kofi Kingston defeated Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Jr. in a handicap match
WWE World Champion Sheamus defeated Mark Henry
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Triple H defeated the Big Show in a No DQ Match

WWE @ Orlando, FL - Amway Arena - December 20, 2009
Shelton Benjamin defeated Tyler Reks
ECW - 12/22/09 - featured an opening segment in which Jack Swagger cut a promo at the entrance stage about being part of the ECW Homecoming, with Swagger saying ECW World Champion Christian was still a chump and Tommy Dreamer was still fat since he left ECW; a vignette of Swagger then aired before Swagger said he would regain the ECW title he lost; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 16 million people watch WWE programming each week in the US; featured a segment of 'The Abraham Washington Show' in which Washington, alongside Tony Atlas, spoke about Tiger Woods' recent infidelity before introducing Trent Baretta & Caylen Croft as the guests; moments later, Baretta & Croft said they were better than John Morrison & Mike Mizanin and David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd and would be tag team champions in a year's time; included a backstage segment with Swagger and Tiffany in which Tiffany said it was easier to run ECW since Swagger left; moments later, the Hurricane interrupted; featured a video package recapping John Cena's years appearing before the soldiers serving overseas, to the tune of Nickelback's "Never Gonna Be Alone;" included the announcement Ezekiel Jackson would face Vladimir Kozlov Thursday on WGN Superstars; featured a backstage segment with Christian, Swagger, and Yoshi Tatsu in which Swagger said he would go through Tatsu and then take out Christian at the Royal Rumble:
Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes) pinned Tommy Dreamer with the Zack Attack at 3:50
ECW Homecoming Qualifying Match: Vance Archer pinned Goldust with the reverse DDT at 2:51; after the match, ECW World Champion Christian was shown watching on backstage
ECW Homecoming Qualifying Match: Yoshi Tatsu pinned Jack Swagger with the kick to the head at 14:14; prior to the match, it was announced Matt Hardy and Even Bourne would compete in qualifying matches the following week
WWE Superstars - 12/24/09 - featured a trailer for "The Marine 2;" included a vignette of ECW World Champion Christian; featured the Primo Colon vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr. match taped 12/21/09 in Tampa, FL; included a segment of "Ask the Divas" in which Eve, Gail Kim, Maryse, Nikki & Brie Bella talked about how to relieve holiday stress and who would win in a fight between Santa Claus, Hannukah Harry, and Dominic the Italian Christmas Donkey; featured a "Don't try this at home" PSA; included an in-ring promo by WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre, wearing a suit, in which he said he had done everything he said he would do and he would go on to prove Vince McMahon right again by winning the WWE World Title; moments later, John Morrison interrupted and said Teddy Long had granted him a rematch for the title on Smackdown! New Year's Day; moments later, the two came to blows with Morrison eventually hitting Starship Pain and then dropping the title belt on McIntyre; featured an ad promoting "The History of the World Heavyweight Championship;" included a video package recapping John Cena's years appearing before the soldiers serving overseas, to the tune of Nickelback's "Never Gonna Be Alone;":
Vladimir Kozlov fought Ezekiel Jackson to a double count-out at 1:29 when both men began brawling on the floor; Josh Matthews & Byron Saxton provided commentary for the bout; after the match, Kozlov dared Jackson to come back in the ring to fight him but Jackson left ringside
Kane pinned Mike Knox at 11:15 by catching Knox coming off the top and hitting the chokeslam; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! - 12/25/09 - featured a backstage segment in which Vickie Guerrero welcomed the fans and shared a glass of egg nog with Teddy Long; Vickie continued to give tips to a perfect holiday meal, with Long continuously messing up her plans and saying her dressing looked like dog food; eventually, Hornswoggle appeared on the serving table and began eating the turkey off the bone; included an in-ring promo by Chris Jericho, wearing a suit, in which he complained about being disrespected by the fact he and the Big Show were no longer #1 contenders for the WWE Unified Tag Team Titles and David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd hadn't done anything to deserve a shot; moments later, Smith, Kidd, & Natalya Neidhart came out, with Jericho saying he respected where they came from because he came from there too but he still saw them as snot nosed kids; Smith & Kidd then took the mic and said while Jericho complains about his problems, they face theirs head on; eventually, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels appeared on the big screen and showed a graphic of 'Tickle Me Big Show' to make Jericho remember his tag team partner and said they got the Hart Dynasty a one-way trip back to Canada, with a graphic then appearing of polar bears, hockey, and Canadian bacon; moments later, Jericho told the Hart Dynasty to make an impact and then told DX that he would take back the tag team titles; moments later, Jericho sustained a version of the Hart Attack from Smith & Kidd; featured a backstage segment with Mickie James, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, and Layla in which McCool & Layla said they were really sorry for how they had been treating Mickie and then gave her a Jenny Craig gift certificate to make her feel better; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding his win the previous week over Batista and title match later in the show against World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million photos of ringside action were viewed on WWE.com over the past month; included a video package recapping R-Truth's appearance as Santa Claus during 'Tribute to the Troops 2009;' featured a backstage segment with Vickie and Long in which Vickie discussed desserts; moments later, Hornswoggle came up behind Vickie and threw a pie in her face before doing the same to Long; included a trailer for "The Marine 2":
John Morrison, Matt Hardy, Finlay, & R-Truth defeated CM Punk, Luke Gallows, WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre, & Dolph Ziggler at 10:25 when Morrison pinned Ziggler with Starship Pain after knocking Gallows to the floor; Punk came to the ring in possession of his Slammy for Shocker of the Year
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker fought Rey Mysterio Jr. to a no contest at 9:44 when Batista attacked the champion; moments later, Mysterio hit the 619 on the champion, Taker attempted the chokeslam on Mysterio only for Batista to drop him with a spear, and Mysterio followed by hitting the 619 on Batista before leaving the ring (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)
Cryme Tyme defeated Bryce Andrews & Pat Buck at 1:42 when JTG pinned Buck following a neckbreaker off the top double team; prior to the match, a backstage segment with Cryme Tyme and a fake Santa was shown in which Santa complained about having to hand out gifts and have fat kids sit on his lap; eventually, Cryme Tyme laid Santa out, took the toy bag, and came out to the ring, handing gifts out along the way
Mickie James & Maria defeated Beth Phoenix & Layla at 3:23 when Mickie pinned Layla with a kick; WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool provided guest commentary for the match; Maria came out to the ring in possession of her Slammy for Diva of the Year; after the match, Mickie confronted McCool, with Phoenix then attacking Mickie and Maria
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Shawn Michaels & Triple H defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 15:38 when Triple H pinned Smith with the Pedigree after Michaels landed the superkick from the ring apron; after the contest, Hornswoggle appeared from under the ring and gave the champions Santa hats before all three celebrated in the ring (Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology)
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated Batista

WWE (Raw) @ Tallahassee, FL - Leon County Civic Center - December 20, 2009
Featured Jillian Hall as host of the show
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Jr.
Primo Colon defeated Alex Riley
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated MVP
Randy Orton defeated Kofi Kingston
WWE Divas Champion Melina, Kelly Kelly, & Gail Kim defeated Eve Torres, Maryse & Alicia Fox; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the bout
The Big Show defeated Chris Masters
Evan Bourne defeated Carlito
WWE World Champion Sheamus defeated Mark Henry

WWE @ Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum - December 21, 2009
Raw - featured an opening segment in which Justin Roberts introduced Johnny Damon as the guest host of the show, who came out to "Put Me in, Coach;" after Damon brought up the fact he was a World Series winner with both the Yankees and Red Sox, a blonde woman weilding a golf club chased a man dressed as a tiger around the ring and all the way backstage; included a pre-taped segment in which WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels were shown walking out to the ring to face 'Little People's Court;' moments later, they went under the ring and used their DX glow sticks to show their way until they eventually found a lightswitch, revealing they were in a hallway; they soon found themselves in 'Little People's Court' where everyone was of Hornswoggle's size, even the judge; Hornswoggle soon appeared and showed footage of DX intimidating him over the course of several months; featured a backstage segment with Eve, Nikki & Brie Bella, Santa Claus, & Damon in which the Bellas congratulated Damon on his World Series win earlier that year; moments later, Carlito tried to kiss Eve under the mistletoe until Chris Masters stepped in Eve's spot; Santa then came between them, with Carlito then revealing him as Sgt. Slaughter; Damon then set up a match between Masters and Carlito for later in the night; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more men watched the previous week's show than any program on NBC, ABC, The CW, and Fox and drew more than 1.5 million females; featured a segment of 'Little People's Court' in which Hornswoggle showed footage of DX attacking him at Madison Square Garden, with DX then being found guilty; Michaels then ranted that they wouldn't let Hornswoggle join DX and said he would have to do something really big to deserve a spot; moments later, DX was chased out of the courtroom and out from underneath the ring; eventually, Michaels was yanked down and almost pulled under the ring before they ran backstage; included a backstage segment with Damon and Santa - Dusty Rhodes - with MVP then appearing and saying he wanted to earn a title shot for the WWE World Title and suggested he face Sheamus later in the show in a non-title match, with Damon then making it official; featured a montage from 'Tribute to the Troops' set to Bon Jovi's "Superman Tonight;" included a backstage segment in which the Bellas tended to the tiger seen earlier in the show while WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin confronted Santa - IRS - and ranted off everything he wanted for Christmas and the pants he didn't get as a kid; IRS then said Mizanin owed back taxes on a car he won, with the blonde woman then appearing and again chasing Tiger off; moments later, Damon said he paid his taxes, with IRS saying baseball players are the biggest tax cheats of them all; Mae Young then appeared and forced kisses on Damon under the mistletoe; featured the announcement that Timbaland would host the following week's show; included an ad promoting "The History of the World Heavyweight Championship;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more men between the ages of 18 and 34 watched the previous week's ECW than the NBA on ESPN; included a backstage segment with Damon and Vince McMahon in which Damon said Cena vs. Sheamus would take place on the following week's show; Damon then asked if there was any truth to Bret Hart hosting Raw soon, with McMahon walking off; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with the Big Show in which Show said he was going to the ring to call out the real Santa Claus because he was going to grant Show a wish; included the trailer for "The Marine 2;" featured an in-ring segment in which Show told the real Santa to come out and give him his wish; moments later, Santa and the Bellas came out to the ring with Show telling Santa that he wanted Chris Jericho to come to Raw as his Christmas present; Santa then granted Show his wish and said Jericho would be back on Raw the following week; Hornswoggle then appeared dressed in DX gear and revealed Santa to be Jericho in disguise; moments later, several midgets came out from under the ring in DX gear and ganged up on Jericho before he and Show fought them off; eventually, Show & Jericho cornered Hornswoggle until Triple H & Michaels came out to make the save; moments later, Michaels suggested they keep Hornswoggle, with Triple H then saying he could be their official mascot; the three then posed together as the show came to an end:
WWE Divas Champion Melina, Kelly Kelly, & Gail Kim defeated Maryse, Jillian Hall, & Alicia Fox at 2:08 when Kelly pinned Maryse after Melina dropkicked Maryse behind the referee's back, with Kelly falling on top for the win
Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne, & Mark Henry defeated Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes at 10:24 when Kingston pinned Dibiase with the spin kick to the head after avoiding a clothesline
John Cena defeated Jack Swagger via submission with the STFU at 12:30 after avoiding a bomb off the ropes
Chris Masters (w/ Eve) defeated Carlito via submission with the full nelson at 1:46 after avoiding a springboard back elbow; prior to the bout, a graphic appeared on the screen promoting johnnydamonfoundation.com; after the contest, Eve held the mistletoe over Masters' head and kissed him
WWE World Champion Sheamus pinned MVP in a non-title match at 2:24 with a boot to the face and the crucifix powerbomb; after the match, John Cena came out to the ring and said he wanted his rematch then and there; moments later, Sheamus left the ring without a confrontation
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Santino Marella with the Skull Crushing Finale in a non-title match at 2:14 after avoiding a splash off the middle turnbuckle; Santino came out dressed as Santa Claus and threw presents to fans in the crowd before the match; Marella wore the costume for the duration of the bout; after the contest, Miz took Marella's toy bag and repeatedly stomped it before kicking it to the floor
WWE Superstars - 12/24/09: Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Primo Colon with the frog splash at 5:12 after Primo landed throat-first across the top rope; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Estero, FL - Germain Arena - December 21, 2009 R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler
Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith defeated Slam Master J & Jimmy Yang Wang
Vance Archer defeated Tommy Dreamer
Mickie James, Maria, & Savannah defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, Beth Phoenix, & Layla
Christian defeated Zack Ryder
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated John Morrison
Matt Hardy defeated Mike Knox
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker & Kane defeated CM Punk, Luke Gallows & Batista in a handicap match

WWE (Raw) @ Albany, NY - Times Union Center - December 26, 2009
Kelly Kelly served as hostess for the show
Goldust pinned Paul Burchill with the Final Cut at 7:15
WWE Divas Champion Melina, Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Maryse, Katie Lea, & Alicia Fox at 9:43 when Melina pinned Katie Lea with the reverse DDT into a split; Santino Marella was the guest referee for the match
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin pinned MVP with the Skull Crushing Finale at 9:55
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Evan Bourne & Primo Colon when Dibiase pinned Primo with Dream Street at the 9-minute mark
Mark Henry pinned Jack Swagger with the powerslam at 6:42
Chris Masters defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via submission with the full nelson at 2:16
Randy Orton pinned Kofi Kingston at 14:25 by twice hitting the RKO, moments after Kingston kicked out of the first RKO
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Triple H pinned the Big Show in a streetfight at 14:10 following a DDT on a steel chair
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification at the 14-minute mark when Sheamus hit a low blow

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Greensboro, NC - Coliseum - December 26, 2009
Rosa Mendes served as hostess for the show
The Hurricane defeated Zack Ryder
Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith defeated Slam Master J & Jimmy Wang Yang
R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler
Mickie James, Maria, & Savannah defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, Beth Phoenix, & Layla
Kane defeated Mike Knox
Matt Hardy defeated CM Punk
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Ezekiel Jackson; after the match, Vladimir Kozlov made the save for the champion
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated John Morrison
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker pinned Batista with the tombstone

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Raleigh, NC - December 27, 2009
Matt Hardy defeated Dolph Ziggler
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Slam Master J & Jimmy Wang Yang
Mickie James, Savannah, & Maria defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, Beth Phoenix, & Layla
The Hurricane pinned Zack Ryder within seconds
R-Truth defeated Mike Knox
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Ezekiel Jackson; after the bout, Vladimir Kozlov made the save against Jackson
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated John Morrison
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kane defeated CM Punk & Chris Jericho
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated Batista

WWE @ Hartford, CT - XL Center - December 28, 2009
Raw - featured an opening segment in which Chris Jericho, using a megaphone, was trying to get fans outside the arena to sign his petition to allow him back on Raw; included an in-ring promo by John Cena in which he pulled a table out from under the ring, put it in the ring, set it up, and then sat on the top turnbuckle before suggesting his title match later in the night against WWE World Champion Sheamus be a tables match; moments later, Sheamus came out and said, because he was champion, the match would be under his terms and it would be a regular singles match; Sheamus eventually turned his back, with Cena then jumping over the table, hoisting Sheamus up, and putting him through the table in the ring with the FU; featured a backstage segment with Timbaland, guest host of the night, alongside Gail Kim, Nikki & Brie Bella; moments later, Josh Matthews conducted an interview with Timbaland regarding the earlier altercation between Cena and Sheamus and said the match was still on, despite Sheamus having been put through the table; included a backstage segment with Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes - with Rhodes in possession of a copy of "The Marine 2" - in which Orton said he was done with Legacy after a year and a half and their loss the previous week; Dibiase & Rhodes then said Orton should be thanking them for the help they gave him in the past year making sure he kept the WWE World Title; Orton then said Dibiase would face Evan Bourne and Rhodes would face Mark Henry later in the show, and he would kick them out of the team and beat them up if they lost; featured a shot of Jericho, alone, with a protest sign outside the arena which read "Stop the Jericho Embargo;" included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Raw was seen by more women the previous week than every program on Lifetime, A&E, The CW, HGTV, Oxygen, and Hallmark; featured a shot of Jericho outside the arena asking fans to sign his petition to allow him back on Raw, with few people walking by and no one signing; included a backstage segment with Gail and Jillian Hall in which Jillian was trying to get back in Timbaland's office so she could audition for his upcoming tour; moments later, Hornswoggle, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels were shown nearby with a skateboard taped to Hornswoggle; Michaels then brought up the fact Vince McMahon would be discussing Bret Hart later in the broadcast and he felt he should be involved, with Triple H telling him to stay out of it; moments later, Jillian was shown singing Timbaland's "Give it to Me" for Timbaland until Triple H pushed Hornswoggle, on the skateboard, into her which knocked her down; included a segment outside the arena with Jericho and the Big Show in which Show told Jericho their team was over and he needed to move on because long distance relationships don't work; Show then handed Jericho an envelope and walked off, with Jericho then opening it and smiling; featured an in-ring segment in which McMahon came out to chants of "We want Bret;" moments later, McMahon addressed the rumors that Hart would host the following week's show and showed a video package recapping Hart's career, followed by another recapping the events of the 1997 Survivor Series; McMahon then said he allowed Hart to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame but Hart refused to shake his hand after the ceremony; moments later, McMahon tried several times to officially name Hart as the following week's guest but he couldn't get the words out of his mouth, then said Hart would never be a guest host on Raw; Michaels then came out before McMahon could leave the ring and said there are some rivalries bigger than the industry and said he was referring to he and the Undertaker and told McMahon he wanted the rematch at WrestleMania; McMahon then said he wouldn't make the match and Michaels would have to make it himself if he wanted it; Michaels then said McMahon didn't have anything to lose by bringing Hart back to Raw and promised him that only good things were going to happen if he did, implying it would work out in McMahon's favor; after thinking about it, McMahon agreed to have Hart host the following week's show; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Cena regarding the upcoming match with Sheamus, with Sheamus then jumping Cena and assaulting him before he was pulled away by referees; featured an ad promoting "The History of the World Heavyweight Championship;" included a backstage segment in Timbaland's office with the Bellas, Eve, Gail, and MVP speaking with Timbaland about his video game; moments later, Kofi Kingston walked in and thanked Timbaland for his non-title match against WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin; MVP then said he wanted first shot if Kingston wins back the title; Mizanin walked in and said Kingston will never have the US title again and he would still be champion a year from then; Mizanin then told Gail that she can't keep up with Maryse, responding to comments Gail made about her moments earlier; Timbaland then said if Kofi won their non-title match later in the show then he wouldn't get the title match next week, he would get it later in tonight's show; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read last week's show was seen by more men than every program on NBC, Fox, The CW, and ABC; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Orton regarding his attack earlier in the show on Kingston, during which Orton said he and Kingston would end their feud the following week and said he would kick Kingston in the skull:
Ted Dibiase Jr. pinned Evan Bourne at 2:34 with Dream Street after causing Bourne to hit the top turnbuckle face-first; prior to the match, a video package was shown to hype the following day's release of "The Marine 2;" Randy Orton sat ringside for the match; stipulations stated Dibiase would be kicked out of Legacy if he lost
Cody Rhodes pinned Mark Henry at 2:06 with a DDT after kicking Henry in the leg he injured earlier in the contest; Randy Orton sat ringside for the match; stipulations stated Rhodes would be kicked out of Legacy if he lost; moments later, Orton and Rhodes shook hands at ringside and left ringside together
Maryse pinned Kelly Kelly with the DDT at 1:39; after the match, Maryse took the mic, cut a promo on WWE Divas Champion Melina, and said she was the next Divas champion; moments later, Maryse kicked Kelly and left the ring
Kofi Kingston pinned WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin in a non-title match at the 50-second mark with the spin kick to the face as the champion came off the top; stipulations stated Kingston would earn an immediate title match if he won
Kofi Kingston defeated WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin via disqualification at around the 4-minute mark when, after the challenger hit the spin kick to the head and made the cover, Randy Orton ran out, pulled Kingston out of the ring, and dropped him with the RKO on the floor (the match began during the commercial break)
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated the Big Show & Chavo Guerrero Jr. (mystery partner) at 4:57 when Triple H pinned Guerrero with the Pedigree after Guerrero fought off an interfering Hornswoggle behind the referee's back; prior to the match, Chris Jericho was shown taking a ringside seat, revealing that the envelope Show gave him earlier in the show included a ticket; following Guerrero's entrance, Jericho was visibly upset that he was Jericho's replacement; after the contest, Jericho jumped the barricade and yelled at Show until Michaels superkicked him off the apron; moments later, Triple H took the mic and said Jericho & Show could get their rematch the following week if that's what it would take to get Jericho off Raw for good, but when he lost he would be gone for good
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification at 1:16 when Sheamus grabbed referee Mike Chioda and pushed him as Cena had the champion hoisted for the FU; prior to the match, Timbaland, wearing a Cena T-shirt, was escorted to the ring by Nikki & Brie Bella to make the introductions for the match; after the bout, Cena jumped Sheamus in the aisle and threw him in the ring, only for Sheamus to lay Cena out with two boots to the face; Sheamus then celebrated with the title as the show went off the air
WWE Superstars - 12/31/09 - featured a segment of 'Ask the Divas' in which Katie Lea, Beth Phoenix, Maria, Natalya Neidhart, Rosa Mendes, and Mickie James talked about New Year's resolutions and traditions; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million photos of ringside action were viewed the previous month on WWE.com; featured a trailer for "The Marine 2;" featured a vignette of Batista; included the Shelton Benjamin vs. Vance Archer and Cryme Tyme vs. Mike Knox & Charlie Haas matches taped 12/29/09 in East Rutherford, NJ:
WWE Divas Champion Melina pinned Alicia Fox in a non-title match at 4:36 with the sunset flip / powerbomb; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match
Carlito & Jack Swagger defeated MVP & Chris Masters (w/ Eve) at 11:00 when Carlito pinned Masters with the Back Stabber after MVP and Swagger fell out to the floor

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Charlotte, NC - Bojangles Coliseum - December 28, 2009
Magnum TA was in attendance for the show
The Hurricane pinned Zack Ryder at 5:52
R-Truth pinned Dolph Ziggler at 9:58
Mickie James, Maria, & Savannah defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, Beth Phoenix, & Layla at 7:54
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated John Morrison and Matt Hardy at 9:19
ECW World Champion Christian defeated Ezekiel Jackson at 9:23
Kane defeated Mike Knox at 9:40
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated CM Punk at 15:54
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated Batista at 20:49

- 12/29/09: "Dr. Death" Steve Williams died from throat cancer at the age of 49.

- 12/29/09: "The Marine 2" was released on DVD and Blu-ray.

WWE @ East Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center - December 29, 2009
ECW - featured a backstage segment in which Zack Ryder, alongside Rosa Mendes, confronted Tommy Dreamer and told him to hang it up; moments later, Dreamer grabbed Ryder by the shirt, told him he was nothing but a catchphrase, and said he was sick and tired of losing to guys like Ryder week after week; Dreamer then said he would leave ECW forever if Ryder could beat him later in the show, with Ryder agreeing; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read ECW was SyFy's #1 show the previous week; featured an in-ring promo by Ezekiel Jackson regarding his partnership with William Regal against Vladimir Kozlov; after Jackson called Kozlov the weak link, Kozlov appeared and promptly knocked Jackson to the floor; included a backstage segment with Dreamer and ECW World Champion Christian in which they discussed Dreamer's match later in the show with his career on the line, during which Christian said Dreamer would forever be the heart and soul of ECW; featured the announcement that CM Punk, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Mark Henry would compete in ECW Homecoming Qualifying matches the following week; included a backstage segment in which Tiffany wished Dreamer good luck in his upcoming match; featured a trailer for "The Marine 2;" included a backstage segment in which Yoshi Tatsu tried to teach Goldust how to speak Japanese; moments later, Caylen Croft & Trent Baretta interrupted and ask how to say "future WWE tag team champions" in Japanese, and then said it was their own names; they then said they hoped Dreamer loses his match and that Goldust and Tatsu would join him in leaving ECW:
ECW Homecoming Qualifying Match: Matt Hardy pinned Finlay with a modified Twist of Fate at 5:15; ECW World Champion Christian provided guest commentary for the match
ECW Homecoming Qualifying Match: Evan Bourne pinned Mike Knox with a kick to the head and the Shooting Star Press at 3:45
Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes) pinned Tommy Dreamer at 11:08 when Ryder reversed a back suplex off the top and landed on Dreamer for the win; Dreamer originally won the match at 9:54 with the DDT but referee Scott Armstrong noticed Ryder's foot under the bottom rope after making the pinfall; stipulations stated Dreamer would leave ECW if he lost; after the match, Dreamer took the mic and talked about the first time he sat in the crowd in that venue and saw a live Piper's Pit that featured a woman from Yonkers; Dreamer then thanked everyone from the original ECW and new ECW; an emotional Dreamer said wrestling was his dream since the age of 9 and he proved that passion can take you anywhere, noting he made it in both ECW and WWE; Dreamer said WWE wants to recognize the fans as the WWE Universe but to him they've always been his family; Dreamer then said his daughters go to school and say their dad falls down a lot but always gets back up; his wife Beaulah and two daughters were then shown in the crowd; Dreamer told the fans to be good to each other, he would miss them, and he loved them (Dreamer's last match)
WWE Superstars - 12/31/09:
Shelton Benjamin defeated Vance Archer via disqualification at 3:52 when Archer repeatedly stomped Benjamin as Benjamin was hung upside down in the corner; Josh Matthews & Byron Saxton provided commentary for the match; after the bout, Archer dropped Benjamin with the reverse DDT
Cryme Tyme defeated Mike Knox & Charlie Haas at 4:44 when JTG pinned Haas with the Shout Out; Todd Grisham & Matt Striker provided commentary for the match
Smackdown! - 1/1/10 - featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read fans from 50 states and 22 countries had bought tickets to WrestleMania 26; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the WWE had more live events in Europe in 2009 than the NBA, NHL, MLB, and NFL combined:
Beat the Clock Challenge: CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows) pinned Matt Hardy at 7:20 with a kick to the head and the Go To Sleep; prior to the match, Punk, alongside Gallows, cut an in-ring promo in which he spoke of the New Year's resolutions the fans were making and then led the crowd in a pledge admitting they were tired of damaging their bodies and would not smoke, drink, or do drugs in 2010; Punk then said he would save a member of the crowd the following week and his message would continue to grow until the youth all lived under his straight edge lifestyle; Punk then said he would go on to win the Beat the Clock challenge and regain the World Heavyweight Title at the Royal Rumble; after the contest, Hardy attempted to fight off an interfering Gallows until Punk assaulted Hardy from behind, allowing Gallows to hit the 12th Step
Beat the Clock Challenge: Kane fought Dolph Ziggler to a time-limit draw at 7:20; CM Punk & Luke Gallows were shown watching the match backstage; Ziggler had Kane in a sleeper when the match ended; after the contest, Ziggler dropped Kane with the Zig Zag
The Great Khali pinned the Carolina Panther with the tree slam at the 18-second mark and putting one foot on his chest during the cover; the Panther wore a Carolina Panthers jersey for the match, stemming from the Panthers beating the New York Giants days earlier in the last game at Giants Stadium
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated John Morrison via disqualification at 4:48 when, after Morrison twice moved the referee out of the way while attacking McIntyre in the corner, the champion shoved Morrison into the referee, with the ref thinking Morrison did it intentionally; after the match, Morrison jumped McIntyre from behind in the aisle, with the two fighting until referees came out to break up the fight
Mickie James pinned Beth Phoenix with a roll up at 1:03 after WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool accidentally kicked Phoenix in the head from the ring apron; McCool, who wore a "Piggy James loves food" T-shirt, and Layla, who wore a "We love the Glamazon" T-shirt, sat ringside for the match; after the bout, McCool & Layla double teamed Mickie until Phoenix began fighting McCool, eventually clearing her from the ring and kicking Layla off the apron; moments later, Phoenix slapped Mickie's hand but then dropped her with the Glam Slam
Beat the Clock Challenge: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chris Jericho at 7:19 with an inside cradle; prior to the match, Jericho cut an in-ring promo claiming he was bigger than Smackdown and the WWE and that he and the Big Show would regain the WWE Unified Tag Team Titles from Triple H & Shawn Michaels the following Monday on Raw; Jericho then said his resolution would be to win every title in the WWE, and he would beat Mysterio to go on to the Royal Rumble where he would beat the Undertaker; Punk & Gallows were seen watching the match backstage
David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, & Natalya Neidhart defeated Jimmy Wang Yang, Slam Master J, & Maria at 3:16 when Smith pinned Yang with a modified back suplex (the match did not air)
Beat the Clock Challenge: Batista fought R-Truth to a no contest at 7:20 when Rey Mysterio Jr., who sat ringside for the match, pulled referee Charles Robinson out of the ring as Batista had Truth covered following the sit-down powerbomb; stipulations stated the winner of the Beat the Clock series - Mysterio - would earn a World Heavyweight Title match at the Royal Rumble; after the match, Mysterio ran up to the entrance stage and stared at Batista; moments later, Vickie Guerrero came out, said Mysterio cheated Batista out of a victory, and said Mysterio would face Batista in a singles match the following week to determine the true #1 contender

WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ Syracuse, NY - Carrier Dome - December 30, 2009 (13,000)
ECW World Champion Christian pinned Shelton Benjamin
WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin defeated Jack Swagger and MVP
Kane defeated the Big Show
WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre pinned John Morrison
Batista pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. in a falls count anywhere match
Kofi Kingston, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Shawn Michaels & Triple H defeated Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Sheamus via disqualification

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