Weekender

Triumphant homecoming

Written By : JAMES COYLE Sky Sports . When Monday Night RAW emanated from Manchester, Wade Barrett savoured a triumphant homecoming. WWE’s flagship show kicked off this week with a
19 Nov 2010 12:00

image Written By : JAMES COYLE Sky Sports . When Monday Night RAW emanated from Manchester, Wade Barrett savoured a triumphant homecoming.
WWE’s flagship show kicked off this week with a reluctant John Cena, who was forced to recite an introduction of the group’s leader, Wade Barrett, in his hometown of Manchester prior to what the Englishman dubbed a “Championship Celebration Preview.”
Barrett led the rest of The Nexus onto the stage while addressing his fellow country men. And after bragging of his upcoming title success, admonished David Otunga for leading the group on a losing effort last Friday Night on SmackDown.
He then turned his attentions to Cena for allowing his tag team to lose to WWE Champion Randy Orton & R-Truth the week prior while Cena served as special guest referee.
Cena was then reminded that, as special guest referee during the WWE Title Match at Survivor Series, if Barrett wins, he will be free of Nexus.
If the Englishman loses, however, he will be fired. Cena then offered up his own words on the matter: Free or fired, he plans on beating Wade Barrett to a pulp after the match.
Then, The Viper entered the MEN Arena with his WWE title in hand. Before tensions escalated, RAW’s GM announced that, not only was Barrett’s premature Championship Celebration Preview cancelled, but to ensure a decisive victor at Survivor Series, the WWE Title Match must be won by pinfall or submission – and Nexus members will be banned from ringside.
The GM also announced this on Monday Night’s main event: A 10-Man Tag Team Match pitting Barrett & The Nexus against Orton and a team of the GM’s choosing with Cena acting as special guest referee.
Team Barrett, who consisted of WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel, Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty and himself, the Nexus leader faced Team Orton, consisting of the WWE Champion, R-Truth, Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry & The Miz.
Distraction
With Nexus’ reluctant member, John Cena, acting as special guest referee, David Otunga made a surprise visit to the squared circle, causing a distraction. By the time Cena dispatched of Otunga, Alex Riley hit Orton with the Money In The Bank briefcase, after which Miz hit the Skull Crushing finale on Orton.
With Orton out for the count, Barrett quickly pounced, covering Orton as Cena turned and counted one-two-three.
In the wake of his momentous victory, Barrett was carried off on the shoulders of his Nexus team mates. Can the Englishman carry that momentum onto Survivor Series and become the first ever British-born WWE champion?
Also on RAW, John Cena faced David Otunga. Prior to the match, the Nexus member implored his cohorts to back him up during the bout.
But when the group paraded in, however, they were ordered to retreat from ringside by leader Wade Barrett.
The betrayal left Otunga susceptible and allowed Cena to force him to tap out to the STF.



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