The following news items are compiled from several live reports sent in from fans who attended Monday’s Raw from the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA:
Dark Match: Jamie Noble defeated Heath Slater after reversing a powerbomb into a pin. Slater is a former FCW Heavyweight champion. He came out with a microphone and cut a cocky promo on his way to the ring. Solid match.
WWE Superstars Taping:
— Ted DiBiase wrestled Evan Bourne in what was said to be a great match.
— It was also announced that Cryme Tyme will face the Hart Dynasty on this week’s show. That match will be taped at Tuesday’s ECW & SmackDown tapings.
— The arena was almost completely full. Roethlisberger and his teamates got a ton of media attention during the week and there was a big event “buzz” ini the arena.
— Randy Orton made two entrances. After Raw went to commercial, he checked the Divas out as they left and he made his way to the back. A minute later he came out again.
After RAW Went of the air:
— After Raw went off air, DX and the Pittsburg Steelers posed in the ring for a few minutes before slapping some hands at ringside. They then posted at the top of the ramp before heading to the back.
— Big Show then emerged from the ring announcers area and made his way to the back jawing with some fans.
— The scheduled dark match main event between Cena & DX vs. Oron & Legacy never took place.