We begin this week’s Raw with the World Champion from Smackdown. Edge makes his way to the ring. Edge puts his title belt on the turnbuckle and then he tells Miz that he does not feel like waiting tonight. He takes off his shirt to reveal taped ribs. Edge says that he doesn’t have a lot of patience. He doesn’t like waiting at the DMV, or the supermarket while someone pays with a check, or seeing someone in line at the airport who realizes that his metal belt has metal in it. He is tired of Michael Cole to stop being a tool. He does not feel like waiting now. He tells Miz to come out now so they can . . .
Be interrupted by the most electrifyingly annoying noise in the world. The general manager’s computer makes noise too. Michael Cole asks Edge if he misses this before he quotes. Edge is very anxious to have his champion versus champion match but it is scheduled for later tonight. The GM has not forgotten the lack of respect that Edge showed . The person who throws Edge over the top rope will be number forty in the Royal Rumble.
Match Number One: Can You Eliminate Edge Challenge
Edge spears Swagger and tehn he punches Drew McIntyre. Kidd with a punch but then he gets power slammed when he tries for a springboard move. Kidd is thrown over the top rope to the floor. Drew with a kick to Edge and then he tries to throw him over the top rope. Swagger stops Drew and sends him into the turnbuckles. Edge sends Swagger over the top rope to the floor. Edge sends Drew over the top rope to the floor.
Edge thanks the anonymous general manager for getting his juices flowing. Edge says that he will get ready for his match with Miz, but he has something to do first. Edge says that it is something that he did the last time on the show. Edge wants to know if people want to see a smashed laptop.
Cole stands in front of the computer to save it and then the music for Nexus plays and all five men come to the ring.
Punk takes a while before he starts to talk and he says in this world only the strong survive. The strong survive just not from being strong or from sheer willpower. They survive because they evolve. The Rumble match will now have forty participants to become the largest in Rumble history. Punk says that as he sees his surrounds change, he adapts. If the Royal Rumble expands, Nexus evolves. We saw it expand with the inclusion of Mason Ryan, who was hand picked by him.
Mason says that he only has one thing to say. Faith.
Punk says that he couldn’t have said it more eloquently. Faith. These men you see before everyone in the ring are bonded by faith. Unlike John Cena and unlike that faithless and fake poor man’s Nexus, The Corre. Their faith on Sunday night will be rewarded. They will unite for the common good. CM Punk become the winner of the 2011 Royal Rumble match. When he wins the Royal Rumble, not only will he go on to main event Wrestlemania, the Nexus will become the most powerful group in WWE history.
The Corre comes out and they look like they are ready for a fight.
Barrett says that he wants to clarify things. The poor man’s Nexus is what is standing before him. Barrett says that they are nothing like the Nexus. It is not a brainwashing dictatorship.
Jackson says that at the Royal Rumble, they will unite and make sure that they eliminate Punk.
Mason Ryan gets between Zeke and Punk.
Time to kill the mood with the dingy dingy and its official reader. If Smackdown superstars are going to be given an open invitation to appear on Raw, he has the authority to make this match because Teddy Long is not available. Wade Barrett will face CM Punk. The loser of the match will be out of the Royal Rumble along with their group. The guest referee for this match will be someone they are both familiar with. That person is John Cena.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Slam of the Week: Sheamus battling with Mark Henry last week and the weekly appearance by Alberto Del Rio.
Alberto Del Rio drives to the ring in a Bentley despite being in Detroit.
Match Number Two: John Morrison and Mark Henry versus Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio
Morrison and Del Rio start things off and they lock up with Del Rio backing Morrison into the corner. Del Rio with a kick to the ribs and then he sends Morrison into the turnbuckles. Del Rio with kicks to Morrison in the corner and then he sends Morrison into the turnbuckles again to tag in Sheamus. Sheamus with a kick and he tries to send Morrison into the turnbuckles but Morrison blocks it. Morrison with a kick and then he floats over and takes Sheamus down with a head scissors and connects with a drop kick and gets a near fall. Del Rio tags back in and he kicks Morrison. Morrison with a clothesline and a leg lariat. Morrison follows with a side Russian leg sweep and then Sheamus pulls Del Rio out of the ring when Morrison tries for the corkscrew split legged moonsault. Morrison lands on his feet as we go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio has Morrison in a rear chin lock. We see footage from the commercial break when Sheamus pulled Morrison off the apron and then Del Rio sent Morrison into the ringside barrier. Back to live action and Del Rio gets a near fall. Morrison tries to make the tag but Del Rio keeps Morrison from making the tag and hits an elbow to the back. Sheamus tags in and he kicks Morrison in the back.
We see Michael Tarver watching in the locker room as the match continues.
Sheamus with a short arm clothesline and then he has Morrison in an arm bar and chin lock combination. Sheamus with a knee drop to the head and he gets a near fall. Morrison punches Sheamus but Sheamus with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Sheamus waits for Morrison to get to his feet and Sheamus misses the pump kick but Morrison hits an enzuigiri and both men are down.
Del Rio and Henry tag in and Henry with a punch followed by head butts. Henry with a body block for a near fall but Sheamus breaks it up. Henry gives Sheamus a head butt followed by an Irish whip. Henry remembers that Del Rio is the legal man so he gives Del Rio a clothesline. Morrison with an enzuigiri to Sheamus and then Morrison with a corkscrew pescado onto Sheamus. Del Rio with the cross arm breaker on Henry and Henry taps out.
Winners: Alberto Del Rio and Sheamus
After the match, Rodriguez applauds his boss’ performance while Del Rio and Sheamus celebrate in the ring.
Natalya and Melina are walking in the back as we go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Melina versus Natalya for the Divas Title
They lock up and Melina backs Natalya into the ropes and then she hits a shoulder block that sends Natalya to the floor. Melina punches Natalya and then they return to the ring. Melina slams Natalya’s head into the mat and then she curb stomps Natalya and gets a near fall. Melina with a full n