WWE Monday Night RAW

Season 17 Episode 30

Laying the Shaq Down

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jul 27, 2009 on USA

Episode Recap

Jerry “The King” Lawler is in the ring to introduce tonight’s guest host, 15 time NBA MVP, the most dominant NBA player of all time: Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq announces that tonight we will determine Randy Orton’s opponent at Summerslam. Five men will compete in a Beat the Clock Challenge: Triple H, MVP, Jack Swagger, Mark Henry & John Cena. And this brings down Chris Jericho. Jericho tells Shaq that when he heard that the most dominant player was hosting Raw, he thought it would be Kobe Bryant. Jericho tries to tell him that the most dominant duo isn’t Shaq & LeBron James it’s him and the Big Show, but Shaq calls him Christina and kisses him on the forehead. Shaq then plays with Jericho’s hair. Jericho comes out and says that one again he’s been disrespected by the guest host of Raw and the he’s the best in the world and he demands to be catered to by everyone in the company including guest hosts and if Shaq doesn’t there will be problems. Shaq shoves Jericho and asks what kind of problem. Jericho say some big problems, and then brings out The Big Show. Show tells Shaq that he can’t intimidate him and that Shaq has a better chance of making two free throws in a row that intimidating him. Shaq calls the Show fat boy and brings up his upcoming show Shaq vs and he challenges Show to a match right now. Show says he sees what Shaq is trying to do, they fight and Show cripples Shaq and the NBA comes down on him and he would have to crush them as well and he doesn’t need the lawyers and legal fees, so he won’t fight Shaq. Shaq says he knew the “girls” wouldn’t fight, so he hired someone who will: Cryme Tyme & that he will be the outside ring enforcer. As Show & Jericho leave, Shaq continues to call Jericho Christina.

Match #1: Beat the Clock Challenge: Mark Henry vs Carlito. Henry pins Carlito in 6:49.

Match #2: Gail Kim, Kelly Kelly & Mickie James vs Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes & Beth Phoenix. Gail pins Alicia.

Michael Cole interviews Shaq and Hornswoggle shows up.

Match #3: Beat the Clock Challenge: MVP vs Chris Masters. Match end in a double count out so Mark Henry’s time still stands.

Match #4: Kofi Kingston vs THE Brian Kendrick. Kendrick ignores Kofi and gets on the mic and yells at Jerry Lawler. The ref rings the bell, Kofi hits Trouble in Paradies and pins Kendrick in 9 seconds.

Triple H is on his way to the ring when he’s jumped by Ted DiBiase who hits him in the knee with a telescoping baton.

Match #5: Beat the Clock Challenge: Triple H vs Cody Rhodes. Time runs out so it ends up as a draw. Mark Henry’s time stands.

Shaq is playing Scrabble with Santino. Santino wonders how Shaq keeps ending up with all the Q’s. Then Cryme Tyme show up.

Match #6: Hornswoggle vs Chavo Guerrero. (Again) This time Chavo has to be blindfolded. Hornyswoggle pins Chavo.

Randy Orton is in the locker room when Jack Swagger come up. Swagger tells him that Triple H didn’t beat the clock, but he will. Orton asks if he should be scared and Swagger tells him he should be. Swagger leaves and Mark Henry appears in his place and just smiles at Orton.

Match #7: Beat the Clock: Evan Bourne vs Jack Swagger. Bourne pins Swagger.

Cole & Lawler announce that Jeremy Piven will be guest host next week.

Josh Matthews interviews Triple H. H realizes that he should have seen the problem sooner. Instead of going after Orton, he should have taken out Rhodes & DiBiase and challenges then to a handicap match next week.

Match #8: Beat the Clock: John Cena vs The Miz Randy Orton sat at ringside to watch. Cena makes Miz submit at 4:28. Cena will face Orton at Summerslam.

Match #9: Guest Enforcer Shaquille O’Neal: Cryme Tyme vs Chris Jericho & The Big Show. Cryme Tyme wins via DQ when the Show pummels both. Show then dares Shaq to get in the ring and he does. Show goes for a chokeslam but Cryme Tyme break his grip and Shaq hits Show with a shoulder block. (sort of) Michael Cole then makes several horrible Shaq related puns to end the show.