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The April 11, 2011 Edition of RAW is a Professional wrestling television show of the WWE's RAW brand, which took place on April 11, 2011 at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
In Italian, Bella means “beautiful.” In WWE, though, it’s come to mean something downright ugly. In her match against Divas Champion Eve, Brie Bella resorted to lowdown trickery to capture the Butterfly Title. After she and her sister, Nikki, failed to capitalize with “Twin Magic,” Brie took advantage when her twin nonetheless distracted Eve long enough for her to pin the lovely Latina.
A week after wowing the WWE Universe with a high-altitude debut, Sin Cara cemented his international celebrity status with an impressive victory over Primo. During the high-flying bout, his Puerto Rican opponent used some pretty punishing chops. The masked Superstar, however, flipped the script on Primo and nailed him with one last inspired aerial from atop the turnbuckle.
Santino Marella enlisted three Superstar allies to exploit emerging cracks in The Corre once and for all. The Italian introduced “The Apple,” or Allied People Powered by Loathing Everything (The Corre stands for), consisting of Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry & Evan Bourne.
Unfortunately for the newly formed foursome, The Corre took a bite out of their alliance, overcoming their differences to suppress The Apple onslaught.
Michael Cole is the only undefeated Superstar on the WWE roster. Crazy? You bet. The “rat bastard” broadcaster’s perfect record of 1-0 will be on the line again, however, when he teams with Jack Swagger against Jerry “The King” Lawler & Jim Ross in a tag team match at Extreme Rules.
Lawler was allowed to name the match after defeating The All-American American in singles competition. As he and Swagger faced off, Good Ol’ J.R. and Cole looked on from their respective corners. Ross assisted his longtime friend with a well-timed distraction, allowing King to win, and prompting Cole to slap Swagger. As the cowardly announcer scurried off, his WWE Hall of Famer rival gleefully dropped his Extreme Rules bombshell.
The illustrious career of 11-time World Champion Edge has come to an end. The Rated-R Superstar told the WWE Universe that, due to injury, he can no longer compete in the ring and will retire from competition.
After more than 13 years, The Ultimate Opportunist went out on top as the reigning World Heavyweight Champion – and offered an emotional farewell to his legion of admirers and fellow Superstars.
Five Superstars. One opportunity. The math added up to one grueling Five-Man Gauntlet Match as John Cena, R-Truth, John Morrison, Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton vied for the opportunity to compete against WWE Champion The Miz at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view.
First up in the random selection, Randy Orton and Dolph Ziggler squared off. During their match, members of The New Nexus, sans CM Punk, distracted The Viper long enough for Ziggler to wrap up a pin. Afterward, the men who had each been punted in the skull by Orton, lashed his beaten frame with a vengeful ferocity.
Entering next, R-Truth showed the bleach blond bomber what was up by eliminating him in fourth place. Truth’s former tag team partner, John Morrison, then jumped into the action. Leveraging his familiarity with The Shaman of Sexy, the rapping Superstar overcame the athletic assault.
Finally, it was John Cena’s turn. The Cenation Commander-in-Chief set aside his friendship with Truth and assailed him with a barrage of heavy hits. To his credit, though, Truth held steady, unwilling to relinquish the golden opportunity before him. As the two traded blows, however, they were attacked by WWE Champion The Miz and his lackey, Alex Riley, leading to a double disqualification.
Although the WWE Champion claimed there was no No. 1 contender, the Raw General Manager had other ideas. The anonymous GM announced that there were now two No. 1 contenders for the WWE Championship and that the match at Extreme Rules would be a Triple Threat Match between WWE Champion The Miz, Truth and Cena. Afterward, The Cenation Commander-in-Chief punished Riley, and Truth tackled Miz. Then the rapping Superstar and Cena found themselves in a shoving match before Truth exited the ring.
Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Dark Match: Yoshi Tatsu defeated Ted DiBiase
- Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella) defeated Eve Torres (c) to win the WWE Divas Championship (2:16)
- Sin Cara defeated Primo (4:30)
- The Corre (Ezekiel Jackson, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel & Wade Barrett) defeated APPLE (Daniel Bryan, Evan Bourne, Mark Henry & Santino Marella) (3:32)
- Jerry Lawler (w/ Jim Ross) defeated Jack Swagger (w/ Michael Cole) (5:12)
- Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) vs. John Cena vs. John Morrison vs. R-Truth vs. Randy Orton in a WWE Heavyweight Title # 1 Contendership Five Man Gauntlet Match ended in a no contest (30:46)
- Dolph Ziggler defeated Randy Orton
- R-Truth defeated Dolph Ziggler
- R-Truth defeated John Morrison
- John Cena vs. R-Truth - Double DQ
Other on-screen talent
Brie Bella v Eve Torres
Sin Cara v Primo
The Corre v APPLE
Jerry Lawler v Jack Swagger
Edge announced his retirement
Five Man Gauntlet Match