Hoff the chain!
LONDON -- As an international star beloved by fans around the world, who better than David Hasselhoff to take the reins of Raw across the pond in London? To say he did a phenomenal job, would be like saying that KITT from Knight Rider was a "decent ride." Let's face it, The Hoff went off!
Randy Orton vs. Batista ended in a No Contest (PHOTOS | WATCH)
While Randy Orton's and Batista's ultimate goal is the World Heavyweight Title and WWE Title respectively, a more immediate goal lay in their paths -- namely, defeating each other. The two approached their match as a means of gaining momentum and sending a shot across the bow of World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger and WWE Champion John Cena.
After their match got underway, the two veterans proved why they've accumulated 12 World Championships between them. Seizing a rare opening, The Viper struck The Animal with an RKO. As it appeared Batista would succumb, Swagger interfered, attacking Orton and causing chaos inside the squared circle. Not one to be left out, Cena also climbed through the ropes and locked in the STF on The Animal, who, after a powerhouse struggle, was finally forced to relent and tap out.
The Bellas def. Kelly Kelly & Gail Kim and Jillian & Rosa Mendes in a Divas Baywatch Babe Triple Threat Tag Team Match (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Where ever David Hasselhoff goes, the actor brings the beach with him. As special guest host, the former Baywatch actor arranged a Divas Baywatch Babe Triple Threat Tag Team Match featuring Kelly Kelly & Gail Kim against The Bella Twins against Jillian & Rosa Mendes with Santino serving as special guest referee.
As the former Baywatch actor watched from a lifeguard tower, the bikini-clad Divas smashed into each other like waves against the sand. After The Bellas clinched the win, Jillian, who had gotten pinned, caused Santino to nearly swallow his lifeguard whistle. While the Divas pleaded for Hasselhoff to administer CPR, he begged off. Instead, Hornswoggle emerged and nailed the Italian with a Tadpole Splash, causing Santino to cough up the wedged whistle.
Kofi Kingston def. Sheamus by Disqualification (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Sheamus continued this week to get his Irish up -- way up. After announcing that he will face off against Triple H at Extreme Rules in a Street Fight, The Celtic Warrior was interrupted by Kofi Kingston, the man he pummeled with a steel pipe last week. Never one to back down, The Dreadlock Dynamo confronted his assailant and demanded a rematch. Just when prospects were looking bright for Kingston, however, Sheamus nailed him with the television monitor. The transgression left Kingston down and the Irishman disqualified. His victory, however, didn't stop The Celtic Warrior from further punishing his opponent with a pump kick.
WWE Champion John Cena def. David Otunga (PHOTOS | WATCH)
A rookie mistake or the beginning of a brilliant career? After last week, when NXT Rookie David Otunga betrayed WWE Champion John Cena, the fate -- and sanity -- of "A-List" Otunga was called into question. This week, a hint of his fate was revealed when he faced off against The Champ. With Cena's Extreme Rules opponent Batista looking on, the WWE Champion surmounted a couple of Otunga's underhanded tactics to defeat the self-proclaimed "A-List."
The Champ then called on The Animal to step into the ring. After advancing toward the ring, Batista thought better of tangling with Cena and retreated up the entrance ramp.
Evan Bourne def. Carlito (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Carlito has always been known to have a fiery Latin temper. Tonight, however, the rotten apple appeared exceptionally overheated. Apparently, losing quickly will do that. After the high-flying Evan "Air" Bourne disposed of his opponent in short order, Carlito lost it and stormed out of the ring.
Unified Tag Team Champion The Miz def. David Hart Smith (PHOTOS | WATCH)
In England, home of black pudding, jellied eels and blood sausage, even the Brits can't stomach The Miz. The Unified Tag Team Champion was showered with boos after proclaiming himself and partner Big Show the "greatest tag team of all time." Even WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart emerged to confront The "Cleveland Screamer's" claims before inviting out The Hart Dynasty -- Natalya, Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith -- who had defeated the champions two weeks prior.
Hart proposed a match between Miz and Smith with the stipulation that if Smith won, The Hart Dynasty would receive a Unified Tag Team Title Match at Extreme Rules. If Miz won, however, The "Hit Man" would be forced to proclaim Show-Miz the greatest tag team of all time next week on Raw.
Well, The Excellence of Execution should prepare to eat a little crow. After a tough back-and-forth battle, it was The Miz who emerged victorious over the young Hart.
Eve def. Divas Champion Maryse (PHOTOS | WATCH)
It was like a scene out of the film Mean Girls. After all the abuse and put-downs suffered at the hands of Divas Champion Maryse, Eve finally got her chance to shut the mouth of her conceited Canadian rival in a title match. Summoning her natural athletic ability, Eve overcame the underhanded tactics and trash-talking to net the butterfly title and become the new Divas Champion.
Special guest host David Hasselhoff opened Raw (PHOTOS | WATCH)
The Hoff is in the house! Actor, singer and producer extraordinaire David Hasselhoff was fittingly escorted to the ring by a host of beach-worthy babes. The worldwide star greeted the audience before informing them that he had arranged a match between the No. 1 contenders to the WWE and World Heavyweight Titles, Batista and Randy Orton respectively.