Shawn Michaels kicks off Monday Night Raw in St. Louis. He talks about reffing the match at Hell in a Cell and how it’s all about crowning a new WWE Champion. Randy Orton comes out. Orton exchanges words with Shawn and they almost get into it but duck each others’ signature moves. Miz comes down and attacks Orton and we go to a commercial break.
^Good opening segment here! HBK gives the match more hype, regardless of whether or not he affects the outcome at the finish. Nice to see Orton and Michaels’ past history brought into the story with some of that tension.
Miz and Orton are under way when we come back from the break. The St. Louis crowd seems to really be heavily booing Miz here. Michael Cole reminds us that the SKF is the Miz’ finishing move. The Wyatt Family appear on stage during the match and Orton nails an RKO on the distracted Miz to get the victory. Wyatt cuts a promo on Miz after the match about his obsession with fame.
^Good physicality here, but the match didn’t last...