Lean, Green hosting machine
ORLANDO, Fla. -- With Raw continuing in its series of special guest hosts, the WWE Universe was treated to the presence of Seth Green, famed actor and co-creator of Robot Chicken. Green took control of every aspect of the Monday night program, making numerous matches, including a Six-Diva Summer Swimsuit Spectacular Tag Team Match, and a massive main event tag team match, in which the host also competed. (For details regarding Green's "Robot Chicken on Wheels" tour, click here.)
And as if this week wasn't excitement enough, it was revealed that new week's Raw would be hosted by Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill of the legendary rock group ZZ Top. (STORY)
Seth Green, John Cena & Triple H vs. The Legacy ended in a no contest (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Seth Green appeared on Raw brimming with confidence due to the Robot Chicken Star Wars Episode II DVD's release right around the corner on July 21, and the show's season premiere airing on Sunday, July 26 at 11:30 p.m. ET (right after Night of Champions on pay-per-view). But, after receiving a disconcerting pep-talk from John Cena and Triple H (both rivals for the WWE Title), Seth Green was apprehensive going into a tag team match against WWE Champion Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes.
Despite ongoing friction between Cena and The Game, the team held it together, with Green even getting a shot in on Rhodes. Later, when the tables had turned in Legacy's favor, it was Raw's special guest host who dove in, breaking up Orton's pin of Triple H. But The Viper didn't take kindly to Green's involvement, attacking him and lining him up for his infamous punt. Just in the nick of time, however, John Cena rushed into the ring, defending his celebrity partner, fighting with all of Legacy before The Game joined the melee with his trusty sledgehammer.
After clearing the ring of Orton and his minions, Triple H stopped short of attacking Cena and the Night of Champions opponents shared a heated standoff. The tension was then broken by Green himself, and the three shared an in-ring celebration.
Big Show def. Evan Bourne; United States Champion Kofi Kingston attacked The World's Largest Athlete (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Having told Seth Green to watch how smaller competitors fare in the WWE ring, Big Show took to the ring ready to deal out some serious damage to Evan Bourne. The World's Largest Athlete proceeded to ground "Air" Bourne with his Colossal Clutch, refusing to release the high-flyer even after the bell was rung. Rushing to Bourne's aide, United States Champion Kofi Kingston, who had been seated at the commentary table, executed a well-placed kick to the back of Big Show's head. The Jamaican Superstar followed up with a dropkick that sent The World's Largest Athlete stumbling out of the ring.
Hornswoggle def. Chavo Guerrero (PHOTOS)
As announced earlier in the evening by Raw's special guest host, Seth Green, Chavo Guerrero was set to once again face Hornswoggle, after losing to the diminutive Superstar just days before on "WWE Superstars." This time, however, the self-proclaimed "Mexican Warrior" was forced to compete with one hand literally tied behind his back. Whether because of this handicap, or simply due to the leprechaun's superior technique, Hornswoggle defeated his opponent with an inside cradle.
Chris Jericho will announce his new partner at Night of Champions, where they will defend the Unified Tag Team Titles; Mark Henry def. Jericho by count-out (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho appeared on Raw to address the status of his tag team partner, Edge, and their Unified Tag Team Titles. As the WWE Universe was already aware, The Rated-R Superstar suffered a tear in his Achilles tendon, necessitating surgery. With The Ultimate Opportunist out of commission, the arrogant Jericho revealed that his contract had been written to allow him the opportunity to choose a new partner in the event of Edge's injury. Though he refrained from naming the Superstar on Raw, Jericho promised he would make the announcement at Night of Champions before the two defend their titles against Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase of The Legacy.
Before the loquacious Superstar could continue, he was interrupted by Mark Henry, who claimed to be Jericho's opponent. Clotheslining the first-ever Undisputed Champion and tearing his suit off, Henry continued to attack Jericho as it was announced that Raw's special guest host, Seth Green had made this an official match -- perhaps as retaliation for the earlier browbeating he received from Jericho. The nefarious Superstar refused to compete, however, exiting the ring and allowing the match to end by count-out.
Jack Swagger def. MVP (PHOTOS | WATCH)
The week before on Raw, MVP and Jack Swagger came dangerously close to throwing down in the midst of The VIP Lounge. However, after disrespecting The Ballin' Superstar, "The All-American American" simply walked away, refusing to fight. But when Swagger stepped into the ring this week, he was ready to go, utilizing his extensive amateur wrestling background to pin Montel Vontavious Porter.
The Miz def. Primo; Carlito attacked his brother (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Primo came to the ring to call out his brother Carlito, who had attacked his sibling following their loss to Unified Tag Team Champions Edge & Chris Jericho on the previous Raw. To the former tag champion's dismay however, it wasn't Carlito who emerged, but rather The Miz. Announcing that Divas Champion Maryse was most likely watching, the self-proclaimed "chick magnet" fought fiendishly against his opponent, but in the end, it was a distraction from Carlito that allowed Miz to pick up the win. Following the match, The Southpaw from San Juan climbed into the ring, viciously attacking before spitting his signature apple into his brother's face.
Divas Champion Maryse, Rosa Mendes & Alicia Fox def. Mickie James, Kelly Kelly & Gail Kim in a Six-Diva Summer Swimsuit Spectacular Tag Team Match (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Displaying their finest summer swimsuits, the sexy, smart and powerful team of Mickie James, Kelly Kelly & Gail Kim came to the ring to face Divas Champion Maryse, Rosa Mendes & Alicia Fox. Though Maryse seemed to be intimidated by Mickie James in recent weeks, the Divas Champion sent a clear message to her Night of Champions opponent by pinning her to win the match for her team.
Raw's special guest host, Seth Green, announced a Six-Diva Summer Swimsuit Spectacular Tag Team Match and a Six-Man Tag Team Match with himself, Triple H & John Cena facing WWE Champion Randy Orton & The Legacy. (PHOTOS)
Triple H opened Monday Night Raw by announcing the show's special guest host, television and film star and co-creator of the hit show Robot Chicken on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, Seth Green. The multi-talented Green's first order of business was to announce the night's first match, a Six-Diva Summer Swimsuit Spectacular Tag Team Match.
After Green broke the news of the crowd-pleasing contest, Triple H gave the WWE Universe something else to be excited about, reminding our fans of Robot Chicken's season premiere on Sunday, July 26 at 11:30 p.m. ET, directly following Night of Champions on pay-per-view. The Adult Swim show will even be having a special guest of its own, as The Game himself appears in action figure form to take on child actress Dakota Fanning.
The two were then joined in the ring by WWE Champion Randy Orton, who demanded that Green put both his Night of Champions opponents, Triple H and John Cena, in 3-on-1 Handicap Matches. When Raw's special guest host resisted, in spite of The Viper's threats, Orton suggested another match: The Game & Cena vs. The Legacy. While Green didn't grant The Legend Killer's wish exactly, he came close, setting a Six-Man Tag Team Match with Orton & The Legacy facing Triple H, John Cena & Seth Green, himself.