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RAW: Triple H crashes Undertaker's return
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling


I donít care what WWE says, the Road to Wrestlemania starts today. With Elimination Chamber in the books, the main events are set for the big show, but with six weeks to go until Atlanta, there is still a lot to take care of. RAW comes to us from Fresno, California, with Michael Cole and Josh Matthews calling the action.

The show starts with a countdown timer. Those 2-21-11 promos will pay off in an hour, unless you have a DVR, itíll probably be like 35 minutes.

John Cena, the new number one contender for the WWE Title, kicks off the show, sprinting to the ring. He points to the Wrestlemania sign, and he is fired up to face The Miz. Cena says things are not normal, because everyone is talking about what The Rock said. He says he is going to let The Rock slide, but then rolls the footage from last week. Cena decides he better say something, and he kicks it old school with some Thuganomics. Cena says he only doing this once, and answers The Rock. (I have one thing to say, OHHHHHHH SNAP!)

After Cena leaves, Michael Cole says he will interview Jerry "The King" Lawler tonight. Oh, 46 minutes until someone shows up.

Match #1 Ė John Morrison vs. CM Punk

The Elimination Chamber chewed both these guys up last night, as CM Punk and Morrison both limp to the ring.

Morrison beats Punk into the corner to start the match, but Punk slips under the ropes, and pulls Morrison into the ring post. Punk drop kicks Morrison in the midsection and covers. Morrison kicks out, but Punk locks in a leg submission. Morrison battles back, punching away at Punk. Morrison looks for the high knee, but Punk blocks it. He picks Morrison up and drops him with the GTS. He covers for the win.

Winner via pinfall: CM Punk

After the match, Punk calls out Randy Orton, letting him know that Nexus has the night off. Punk still wants revenge for Orton costing him the title in 2008. He points out Orton is not going to Wrestlemania, and he doesnít deserve it. Punk will hurt Orton if he shows up on RAW, and tells him to just walk away. Orton runs in from the crowd. Punk nearly gets an RKO, but is able to slip out of the ring, where he is backed up by Nexus.

Alberto Del Rio makes his grand entrance, but is jumped by Kofi Kingston. Ricardo Rodriguez saves his boss, going above and beyond the call of duty for a ring announcer. Del Rio pummels Kofi and locks in the cross arm breaker. Officials finally break the hold, and Kofiís arm may be broken. After Kingston gets to his feet, Del Rio runs him into the post.

WWE Champion The Miz walks out on stage, and he also has a bone to pick with The Rock. He says the fans embarrassed themselves last week when they gushed over The Rock. The Miz was excited last week to hear what Rock had to say about him. Rocky let him down by saying he sucks. Miz knows Rock could do better. The crowd thinks Miz sucks, but he is the champ. Miz doesnít care what the people think. After Miz wraps up his shtick, the GM fires off an email. And I paraphrase, the GM says the WWE tag team belts will be defended against The Miz and John Cena.

Match #2 Ė The Bella Twins vs. Eve and Gail Kim

(This match is just filler until 10 oíclock. According to the timer we have a little over six minutes to go.)

Nikki and Brie pull the old switch-a-roo and Brie gets the pin by rolling Eve up in a small package.

Winner via pinfall: The Bella Twins

After the match we have three minutes until 2-21-11. Letís kill that time with commercials.

The countdown is in its final seconds as we return from the break. As the clock counts down we see the old western house; the door opens, and it is The Undertaker. We cut to the arena as the lights go out and the bell tolls. (Honestly, this is like his tenth comeback, so excuse me if I donít mark out.)

The Undertaker does his trademark stuff in the ring, only to have his party crashed, by TRIPLE FREAKINí H! (Now I will mark out!) Hunter stares the Dead Man down from the apron, and then works the crowd from each corner. Taker just stands in the middle of the ring. Hunter gets in Takerís face and the two icons star each other down. At the same time, they look at the Wrestlemania sign. Undertaker gives a nod and walks away. He abruptly turns around and gives the throat slash. Hunter answers with a crotch chop. Not a word was spoken.

Match #3 Ė King Sheamus vs. Mark Henry

Sheamus attacks Henry, who gets him in a bear hug. He tosses Sheamus over the top rope onto floor. He tosses him back into the ring, and Sheamus pleads for mercy. Henry picks him up, but Sheamus floats over, and hits a chop block. Sheamus knocks Henry down with a shoulder block, and then drives a knee into his temple. Henry recovers, hitting a series of clotheslines, but misses a splash. Sheamus looks to put Henry away, exposing the turnbuckle. Henry crushes Sheamus into the corner, and then hits him with the Worldís Strongest Slam. Henry covers and gets the win.

Winner via pinfall: Mark Henry

Daniel Bryan and Gail Kim are joking around backstage, but Sheamus isnít in the mood. Bryan stands up to the King, who just storms off.

Hacksaw Jim Duggan is getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. HOOOOOO!

Michael Cole gets in the ring to interview Lawler. Cole says he is going to be a bigger man, and be a professional. Cole says he is best announcer the WWE has ever had, with the exception of Mr. McMahon.

Jerry Lawler walks to the ring. Cole wants to know how King felt leading up to his title match. King says nothing. Cole then asks how it felt when he knew he was going to lose, and if he thought that maybe Cole was right and he should retire. King keeps his mouth shut. Cole wants to know if when he was on his back and realized that his deceased mother had the best seat in the house, and he realized that his Wrestlemania dreams were over and he let his mother down. Lawler grabs Cole by the lapels and says if he ever mentions his mother again, itíll be the last thing he ever says. King tells Cole that he has forgotten more about wrestling than Cole knows. King issues a challenge, and he doesnít care if he gets fired. The King wants Michael Cole in the ring. Cole calls him senile, and he will never get him in the ring. Cole retreats to the announce table. King wants Cole to man up, calling him a gutless coward. Cole throws an cup of water at King, and runs off through the crowd.

After the commercial, King has taken Coleís spot at the announce table.

Match #4 Ė Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel (champions) w/ Ezekiel Jackson and Wade Barrett vs. The Miz w/ Alex Riley and John Cena (challengers) Ė WWE Tag Team Title Match

Miz and Slater start things off, with Miz hip tossing Slater all over the ring. Cena gives Miz the golf clap from the apron. Gabriel gets a tag, only to run into a drop toe hold. Cena tags in, smashing Gabriel into the turnbuckle. Miz asks for the tag, and Cena gives it to him. Miz hits a running clothesline in the corner, and follows with the Skull Crushing Finale. Miz covers and gets the pin. We have new tag team champions!

Winner via pinfall and new WWE Tag Team Champions: The Miz and John Cena

Wade Barrett grabs the microphone, saying The Corre wants their rematch right now. The RAW GM chimes in, and Josh Matthews runs to the podium. The GM is down with it, and tells them to ring the bell.

Match #5 Ė Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel (challengers) w/ Ezekiel Jackson and Wade Barrett vs. The Miz w/ Alex Riley and John Cena (champions) Ė WWE Tag Team Title Match

Slater and Cena start things off. Cena connects on a cross body, but cannot get the pin. Miz tags in, chopping Slater in the corner. Jackson trips up the Miz coming off the ropes, and Slater knocks Miz out of the ring. Gabriel attacks Miz on the outside while the ref is distracted. Miz gets caught in the wrong corner, but kicks out of a Slater pin. Barrett gets in a cheap shot, and Slater continues to work over Miz. The WWE champ breaks out of a sleeper, but Slater hits him with a neck breaker. Gabriel tags in and chokes Miz on the ropes. Miz counters a punch into a back breaker, and Cena wants a tag, but Slater cuts Miz off. Miz is slammed to the mat, and Slater drops a knee. Miz breaks out of another sleeper, but canít get the tag. Gabriel tags in, and slaps on a headlock. Miz still canít get a tag. Gabriel drops over the ropes onto the apron, and springboards himself over the ropes, right into a boot from the Miz.

Cena and Slater get the tag. Cena hits the shoulder block and five knuckle shuffle. He picks up Slater for the AA, but Miz runs in and drops Cena with the Skull Crushing Finale. Slater covers Cena and gets the pin.

Winner via pinfall and new WWE Tag Team Champions: Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel

The show ends with The Miz raising the WWE Title over his head on the ramp.

Dale Plummer has been writing for SLAM! Wrestling since 2003. Follow him on Twitter @DPlummer627.