WWE Monday Night RAW

Season 18 Episode 42

Battle of the Brands

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 18, 2010 on USA

Episode Recap

Smackdown GM Teddy Long comes down to the ring and it's time for Bragging Rights badmouthing and he's taking over Raw. But the Master Control Program doesn't want him here. Teddy ignores it and brings out the trophy they won last year. MCP: Just get out of my ring. Teddy: Or Else? While Teddy and Superbitch Cole argue, the MCP keeps e-mailing, Teddy shuts off the computer for the night. Then he brings down the Smackdown team. Then the Miz comes out and whines, then introduces the Raw team. (R-Truth wasn't there because of his criminal record and is not allowed in Canada) Miz sends them down for a brawl, but they end up get their asses kicked, and Miz claims they're saving it for Sunday. Show calls out Miz for a captain's match.

Match #1: Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre vs The Hart Dynasty w/Natalya. McIntrye pins Smith.

Randy Orton threatens John Cena.

R-Truth promo.

Match #2: Goldust w/ Aksana vs Zach Ryder. Goldust pins Ryder. After the match, Ted DiBiase jumps Goldust.

Wade Barrett tells Cena to test Michael McGillicutty & Husky Harris to see if they're good enough to join the Nexus. Then Barrett tells Cena to get him a glass of water.

Some kid from Big Show's movie (Bobb'e J. Thompson) is playing Smackdown vs Raw when Miz comes in and threatens him. Show saves him.

Barrett throws the glass of water in Cena's face.

Match #3: John Cena & Randy Orton vs Michael McGillicutty & Husky Harris. Orton pins Perfect, Jr. After the match, Nexus comes down and Barrett makes Cena leave the ring and just watch while they beat up Orton. Once they're done, Barrett makes Cena give him the Attitude Adjustment, but changes his mind and Barrett hits his own finisher instead.

Super Ruminant comes out and screeches. Then Dolph Ziggler comes out and brags. Daniel Bryan eventually saves us all and challenges Ziggler to a match at Bragging Rights. They fight, and then Bryan dances with the Divas.

Match #4: Natalya vs Alicia Fox. Natalya wins via submission. After the match Michelle McCool & Layla act like children.

For some reason, we get to see Punk attack Bourne from last week.

Teddy & Show talk. When Josh Matthews asks him a stupid question, Teddy blows him off then has Hornswoggle lead out the entire Smackdown roster.
Since Linda McMahon is getting her ass kicked in the election, they run footage of how great they are.

That stupid kid comes out to be the ring announcer and the crowd hates his sorry ass.
Match #5: The Big Show w/Smackdown vs The Miz w/Raw. Like this was going to work. They almost brawl, so Teddy Long comes back out and declares it will be a Smackdown vs Raw Battle Royal.

Match #5b: Brand Battle Royal. During the match, Hornswoggle stole Cole's headset and he was much better at commentary. Edge & Show win.

Barrett makes Cena raise his hand in a token of victory.