For those who missed RAW, Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels, and Ric Flair all returned.
Chris Jericho’s entrance has been changed from ‘Save Us’ to ‘Save Me’.
Prior to RAW, Cryme Tyme beat Deuce & Domino via pinfall in a dark match.
The crowd was very hot at the AT&T Center was sold out (15,183 total).
The announcers had no idea who was being drafted and it took them all by surprise. That came straight from Vince for sure and was kept secret from them all. By the way, that commentary at the beginning was hilarious with Mike Adamle saying absolutely nothing as they were shooting all over him. You could hear the announcers having trouble keeping from laughing.
The Melina injury appears to be legit. We hope to have more later tonight or tomorrow.
Batista was nearly knocked out when him and Edge collided head-to-head. He was obviously busted open the hardway.
Jim Ross was legitimately not happy with his move to SD! as evident by his facial expressions. Michael Cole was more shocked than anything and seemed to feel bad for good ole’ J.R. You could also tell Mick was really taken off guard by it as well.
As noted on WrestleZone Radio last Tuesday, it was either Triple H or John Cena going to SD!. Triple H must have agreed to the move because Cena had been the original plan. It looks as if ‘Taker is headed to RAW with the ending tonight so that keeps the two off the same brand to avoid issues. That explains why Cena wasn’t drafted. More on this on WrestleZone Radio tomorrow.