The chairman of the WWE started off a special three-hour edition of Raw in the ring with John Lauranitis with the intention of a performance evaluation of the General Manager. Lauranitis tried to convince the boss (over loud "Fire Johnny" chants) that he had been the only one who had brought 'People Power' in the almost 1000-episode history of Raw. McMahon looked unimpressed, and asked Lauranitis to explain the reasons behind signing Brock Lesnar (which resulted in two lawsuits against the company) and offering an Iron-clad contract to Big Show. Lauranitis blamed Triple H for the Brock Lesnar fiasco and promised that Big Show will prove him right at No Way Out. Lauranitis said he had the respect of the roster, and that brought Sheamus out to the ring.
The World Heavyweight Champion sarcastically reminded the boss how Lauranitis had fined him half a million dollars for apparently 'disrespecting authority'. Sheamus called Lauranitis 'the worst General Manager in wrestling history' and demanded that he be 'kicked out on his arse'. Lauranitis got frustrated and tried to leave the ring, but McMahon cut him off and announced that Johnny Ace's evaluation will continue through the night and if he fails to impress McMahon by the end of the show, he will be fired. Lauranitis started off with booking Sheamus vs. Lord Tensai in the very first match of the night.