Big Ben clocks in

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October 05, 2009

WILKES BARRE, Pa. -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and Super Bowl winner Ben Roethlisberger hasn't backed down from a challenge since he returned the slap of the doctor who delivered him. It's that kind of inherent toughness that served the Pro Bowl quarterback well as Raw's special guest host.

DX def. Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show in a Non-Title Match (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Earlier in the evening, Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show made the case that they are the greatest tag team ever assembled. A little tandem by the name of DX took issue, as you might imagine. As a man used to dealing with warring factions, Raw special guest host Ben Roethlisberger, his offensive line by his side, devised an idea brilliant in its simplicity: Settle it in the ring, fellas.

The mouthy Jericho & snarling Show, riding a wave of momentum after their victory over Batista & Rey Mysterio at Hell in a Cell the night before, seemed to dominate the match for a time. Triple H & Shawn Michaels, however, were coming off an equally lofty win over The Legacy. When the sand began to shift under their boots, the Unified Tag Team Champions thought they would simply quit and leave the ring. Unfortunately for them, their earlier insults prompted Roethlisberger and the Steelers offensive line to confront the two and corral them back into the squared circle. Once there, a waiting DX licked their chops and devoured the Unified Tag Team Champions for the victory.

Access Hollywood hosts Nancy O'Dell and Maria Menounos to host Raw (FULL STORY)
It never hurts to have even more sexy, smart and powerful women to admire on Monday nights. Prepare to welcome Access Hollywood hosts Nancy O'Dell and Maria Menounos next Monday as the two take the reins as the latest Raw special guest hosts.

The Miz def. U.S. Champion Kofi Kingston (PHOTOS | WATCH)
The Miz can be downright insufferable at times. He can also be downright formidable as he demonstrated during his U.S. Championship Match against Kofi Kingston. One night after getting pinned by Kingston during their Triple Threat Match at Hell in a Cell, Miz rebounded to defeat the reigning champ and capture the gold.

MVP & Mark Henry def. Chavo Guerrero & Chris Masters (PHOTOS | WATCH)
It's been a puzzling couple of weeks for Chavo Guerrero. The self-proclaimed "Mexican Warrior" teamed with Chris Masters this week to battle MVP & Mark Henry. After Chavo and his partner lost to their opponents, however, a furious Masters prepared to snap Chavo into a Master Lock, but he was ambushed by … Hornswoggle. The little guy distracted Masters long enough to allow Chavo to lay him out. Rather than celebrate their teamwork, though, ‘Swoggle offered Chavo a "DX chop" and left the confused Superstar scratching his head.

Roethlisberger arranged a United States Championship Match
After listening to Jack Swagger rightly point out that it wasn't he who got pinned by U.S. Champion Kofi Kingston during their Triple Threat Match at Hell in a Cell, The Miz had no small amount of complaining to offer. In fact, he whined enough to Raw special guest host Ben Roethlisberger that the Steelers quarterback granted him another title match later in the night.

Jack Swagger def. Primo Colon (PHOTOS | WATCH)
After a disappointing finish to his U.S. Title Triple Threat Match at Hell in a Cell, in which Kofi Kingston retained after pinning The Miz, Jack Swagger took out his considerable frustrations on Primo Colon. So confident was he that before notching the victory, "The All-American American" vowed to go undefeated for the remainder of the year.

WWE Champion Randy Orton accepted Anything Goes WWE Iron Man Match against John Cena (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Less than 24 hours after capturing the WWE Title from John Cena at Hell in a Cell, new champion Randy Orton wasted no time bragging dismissively to the WWE Universe. For his part, Cena wasn't about to let The Viper get away with it. After poking at Orton's ego, the WWE Champion relented and agreed to meet Cena one last time in a 60-minute Anything Goes WWE Iron Man Match at WWE Bragging Rights, a pay-per-view that will also feature a brand tag team match with Superstars from Raw facing off against Superstars from SmackDown. In their Anything Goes Iron Man Match, if Cena wins, he will be WWE Champion. If Orton wins, however, Cena will be booted off Raw for good.

Divas Champion Mickie James led her team to victory in the Diva Bowl (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger thrilled millions of football fans last season with an amazing Super Bowl-winning performance. It seemed only fitting to return the favor. Big Ben opened Raw by arranging an exhilarating Divas Bowl pitting Divas Champion Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Eve, Melina, Brie Bella & Nikki Bella against Alicia Fox, Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendes, Jillian, Natalya, Layla & Michelle McCool with Gail Kim acting as referee. After defending her title at Hell in a Cell against Alicia, Mickie drove her team across the goal line with the three-count on her leggy nemesis.

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