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"Stone Cold" Steve Austin may have been the biggest star on Raw Monday night, but R-Truth was the star of the show.

During an opening segment that featured heavy hitters such as Austin, WWE chairman Vince McMahon, John Cena and The Miz (as well as Alex Riley), it was R-Truth who stole the scene.

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Then again, he was the only one who came to the ring dressed as a Confederate soldier while "Johnny Comes Marching Home" played over the sound system.

R-Truth, who was ordered by the anonymous Raw general manager to apologize for his actions last week in order to get his WWE title shot against Cena at the Capitol Punishment pay-per-view on June 19, said he was sorry in the most insincere manner possible – and it was pretty hilarious.He issued an apology to little Jimmy, big Jimmy and even the cup of soda that he threw at the fan last week.

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As for his Confederate getup, R-Truth said that he was wearing it because they were in Richmond, Va., the capital of the Confederacy. He also said that just like the South seceded from the Union, he was seceding from WWE. "But, don't worry, I am keeping the title match," he said, adding that WWE won't be able to make any more money off him by selling his merchandise.

R-Truth was on such a roll on this show that he even made this week's President Obama fake press conference about Capitol Punishment amusing.

However, as funny as R-Truth has been recently, I think he needs to tap into his serious side on next week's show, which is the final Raw before the pay-per-view. To this point, R-Truth really hasn't been presented as much of a threat to Cena, so I'm thinking that a beatdown of the champ is in order this coming Monday.

Other thoughts on Monday's show:

With Austin on hand to announce the winner of Tough Enough, it made sense to get him more involved in the show, which WWE did by having him serve as the special guest referee for the main event tag team match that pitted Cena and Riley against R-Truth and Miz. I didn't care for the finish of the match, which saw Austin get physically involved to help the babyfaces seemingly get the win. What's with the biased babyface special refs? (Bret Hart played the same role a couple weeks ago). ...

After the Raw GM reversed the decision of the main event because Austin had abused his authority, the anonymous one announced that Austin would be the guest Raw GM on next week's three-hour episode. Not sure I follow the logic on that one. ...

Next week's special has been dubbed WWE All-Star Night and will feature talent from both Raw and Smackdown. Jerry Lawler mentioned that all professional sports leagues have all-star games and this was WWE's version, although no specifics regarding the format were announced. ...

I'm not thrilled about Jack Swagger walking out on his match against Booker T. and losing by countout, but I'm just thankful that Swagger didn't get pinned by a guy who rarely wrestles and is now a full-time announcer. ...

I never get tired of watching matches between CM Punk and Rey Mysterio, although Punk's pre-match promo about never losing to Mysterio, coupled with the fact that Punk won their meeting last week, made it obvious that Mysterio was going over in this one. ...

As much as I love Alberto Del Rio's mic work, the bit with him and Ricardo Rodriguez – who was masquerading as The Big Show – really fell flat. Even the crickets were silent during it. ...

The Kofi Kingston-Zack Ryder bout was fine for a short match. Dolph Ziggler sat in on commentary and did a lot better than he has in the past. He seemed more relaxed and sure of himself. ...

The Divas tag match that saw Beth Phoenix and Kelly Kelly defeat The Bella Twins was serviceable. ...

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The Santino Marella-Michael McGillicutty match was fun. The crowd absolutely loved Marella. McGillicutty's in-ring work is solid but he seems to be lacking "it."

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