Monday’s episode of RAW was newsworthy to say the least.
- The show opened with the finals of the WWE Championship tournament – which saw Rey Mysterio defeat Rey Mysterio to win the WWE Championship.
- Triple H gave his “State of WWE” address and announced that Mysterio would defend his newly won championship later in the show against John Cena.
- Jim Ross returned to the RAW announcer’s table, in one of the first changes to WWE by the new CEO, Triple H.
- Zack Ryder got his first win on RAW, defeating Michael Cole in a quick match set up by Triple H.
- John Cena defeated Rey Mysterio in a PPV-caliber match to become new WWE champion, ending Mysterio’s hour-long reign.
- CM Punk returned at the end of the show (with new theme music) and had a Champion vs. Champion staredown with John Cena.
It looks like we’ve got our SummerSlam main event.