Still No. 1
Batista def. JBL with a Batista Bomb, retaining his No. 1 contender status; the match had World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho as referee, William Regal as timekeeper and Randy Orton as commentator. Batista will face Chris Jericho for the World Heavyweight Championship at Cyber Sunday with a special guest referee.
Before the night's main event even began, World Heavyweight Champion and self-appointed referee Chris Jericho made a couple of changes to the match. Hoping to stack the deck against Batista, he brought out William Regal as a special timekeeper and Randy Orton as a guest commentator. Despite being surrounded by enemies, The Animal fought back, and was able to defeat JBL when Raw General Manager Adamle emerged with a second official.
Following Batista's victory, Adamle set another match for Cyber Sunday: Batista vs. Chris Jericho for the World Heavyweight Championship with a special guest referee. The WWE Universe will choose between Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. (STORY | WATCH | PHOTOS)
Kelly Kelly def. Jillian; Cryme Tyme and The Miz & John Morrison argued at ringside.
After The Miz & John Morrison took their place at the announce table, Jillian came out to the ring and attempted to serenade the audience with "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Seattle's own Nirvana. Before she could finish, however, she was interrupted by the entrance of Kelly Kelly, accompanied by Cryme Tyme, who also made their way to the announce table. Kelly continued to show off her in-ring abilities as she competed against the tone-deaf songstress. During the match, an argument broke out between Cryme Tyme and Miz & Morrison, spilling over from the rivalry seen in their WWE.com video series. As the two tag teams bickered, Kelly pinned Jillian for the win. (PHOTOS)
The Great Khali hosts The Kiss Cam and calls out Johnny Knoxville.
After showing a clip in which Jackass star Johnny Knoxville angered The Great Khali during an interview, causing him to walk out, the Punjabi Giant hosted The Kiss Cam to show that he knows how to have fun. Khali then used the segment as an excuse to steal a kiss from Lilian Garcia, and invited Knoxville to Raw, so that he can learn the "true meaning of entertainment." (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Intercontinental Champion Santino Marella will defend his title at Cyber Sunday.
Jerry Lawler announced that Santino Marella will be defending his Intercontinental Title at Cyber Sunday, but that his opponent would be chosen by you, the WWE Universe. The options include WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Goldust, and the man whose record title-reign the Italian Champion is attempting to beat, Honky Tonk Man, all former Intercontinental Champions. (STORY)
Shawn Michaels def. Lance Cade with a flurry of shots from a steel chair.
Shawn Michaels came to the ring for his No Disqualification Match against Lance Cade suffering both physically and emotionally. Not only was the World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match at No Mercy one of the most brutal of his entire career, but he only narrowly lost the title, due to interference from Lance Cade. HBK's former student, battling without Jericho at his side, reaped what he sowed on Raw though, as Michaels took revenge and battered Cade relentlessly with a steel chair. (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Kane & Mark Henry def. Rey Mysterio & ECW Champion Matt Hardy when the Big Red Monster chokeslammed Hardy.
All four of these Superstars had hard-fought matches at No Mercy, only 24-hours prior to their tag-match tonight. Rey Mysterio in particular was still suffering from his match against Kane, in which he was clubbed with a steel chair while attempting an aerial maneuver. The Big Red Monster again showed how vicious he could be, as he chokeslammed the ECW Champion to win the match. (WATCH | PHOTOS)
World Tag Team Champion Ted DiBiase def. Kofi Kingston with a Russian Leg Sweep after Cody Rhodes distracted the Jamaican Superstar.
As usual, World Tag Team Champion Ted DiBiase came to the ring with fellow multi-generational Superstars, World Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes & Manu. DiBiase's opponent, Kofi Kingston, wasn't without support either, as he was joined by CM Punk. Unfortunately, even with the former World Heavyweight Champion at ringside, the "Priceless" third-generation Superstars were too much for Kingston. (PHOTOS)
Intercontinental Champion Santino Marella & Women's Champion Beth Phoenix def. Jamie Noble & Mickie James when Santino rolled up Noble after a distraction from The Glamazon; Noble attacked William Regal at ringside.
Prior to the match, 2008 King of the Ring William Regal came to the announce table with Layla to observe the Mixed Tag Team Match. Intercontinental Champion Santino Marella and his partner in "Glamarella" emerged next, and the Italian Superstar continued to use the Honk-A-Meter to brag about his Intercontinental Title streak -- currently at all of seven weeks. In spite of Mickie and Jamie Noble's valiant efforts, Glamarella dominated the match, but Noble managed to take out his frustrations afterward by attacking Regal, who had recently stolen away the lovely Layla, in spite of Noble's attempts to woo her. (PHOTOS)
Batista hit World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho with a spinebuster. Tonight, Batista will face JBL with his No. 1 contender status on the line.
World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho opened Raw, announcing that he would be running the show while General Manager Mike Adamle was in a meeting with WWE Executive Vice Presidents Shane and Stephanie McMahon. Taking advantage of his role, Jericho placed Shawn Michaels in a No Disqualification Match against Lance Cade. Soon after doing so, he was interrupted by No. 1 contender Batista, ready to face him for the title that very night. Jericho refused and insulted The Animal, who responded by hitting the World Heavyweight Champion with a spinebuster.
After Jericho recovered, he set a No Mercy rematch between Batista and JBL, with The Animal's No. 1 contendership on the line, and the World Heavyweight Champion himself acting as referee. (PHOTOS)