WWE Raw live event (Memphis, Tenn.)
Report by Geoffrey Craft and ProWrestling.net
1. Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne defeated Mike McGillicuty and David Otunga to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship.
2. Mason Ryan defeated Santino Marella.
3. Eve and Kelly Kelly defeated The Bella Twins.
4. Jerry “The King” Lawler defeated Jack Swagger. Zach Ryder came out only to be destroyed by Swagger from behind. Swagger said he was the toughest man in Memphis, which prompted The King to accept his challenge. Jerry won with the fist drop to a monster pop.
5. CM Punk defeated R-Truth. CM Punk came out to a huge pop. CM Punk and Little Jimmy chants throughout. Punk hit the GTS for the win.
The obligatory dance contest with a kid beating three adults to get backstage passes.
6. Dolph Ziggler defeated Alex Riley to retain the U.S. Championship. Dolph cut a great promo stating he was making the U.S. Title relevant again. Good intensity.
7. John Morrison defeated Drew McIntyre.
8. John Cena defeated The Miz. The Miz worked the crowd for 10 minutes by simply lifting the microphone back and forth between his mouth and Justin Roberts’ mouth, getting “boo” and “yay” cheers. He then called us all puppets and said his catchphrase. Cena won with the Five Moves of Doom to send the kids home happy.
Hot crowd all night which let to a lot of fun.
Best Pops: 1. John Cena, 2. Jerry “The King” Lawler, 3. CM Punk, 4. John Morrison, 5. Kofi and Evan
Best Heat: 1. The Miz (By far), 2. Jack Swagger, 3.Dolph Ziggler, 4. R-Truth, 5. Otunga and McGillicuty
They announced a January 2nd return date for the first Raw of 2012. Very fun house show, with a very hot, split crowd. Thanks for reading my review.
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