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Due to the controversial nature of the finish of the Final Match in the Number One Contenders Tournament between Triple H and Rob Van Dam, and the altercation between the two backstage after the show, the WWE Board of Directors have moved to eliminate any controversy regarding the WWE Championship Match at Wrestlemania XXIII.
Therefore, tonight on Monday Night Raw, the WWE Board of Directors have decided that Triple H and Rob Van Dam shall meet in a rematch, where all outside interference from contracted WWE employees is banned! This match will be Van Damís last opportunity at inserting himself into the WWE Championship, as if Van Dam is victorious, the WWE Championship will be contested at Wrestlemania XXIII under triple threat rules. However, if Triple H is victorious, the match shall remain Shawn Michaels against Triple H in a one-on-one contest for the richest prize in sports entertainment.
Any contracted employee found to be interfering in the match shall be subjected to an immediate 30 day suspension, giving them no chance whatsoever of appearing at Wrestlemania XXIII.
~Monday Night Raw~
March 5th, 2007
Just 24 hours removed from one of the most controversial nights in WWE history, Monday Night Raw emanates from Topeka, Kansas with 'The Evil Genius' Mr. McMahon no doubt feeling on top of the world.
Saturday Night's Main Event came to a shocking conclusion as during the main event of the broadcast, a Steel Cage Handicap Match between John Cena and Mr. and Shane McMahon, Bobby Lashley ripped through the canvas and attacked Cena with such venom and hatred, practically handing victory to Vince and Shane. Lashley then proceeded to further inflict injury on Cena, with the lasting image of the night that of Vince, Shane and Lashley arm in arm, celebrating their destruction of Cena. And it appears the celebrations are set to carry over into this evening, as Mr. McMahon has announced that live tonight, he, Shane and Bobby will be holding a victory celebration in the ring. What the celebration holds is anybody's guess, but you can be sure John Cena will have something to say about it.
As for the WWE Championship situation, we all assumed the match had been set. Shawn Michaels and Triple H, two storied rivals, set to meet for the richest prize in sport's entertainment. However, the route to that match was paved in controversy. It was Rob Van Dam and Triple H who battled it out at Saturday Night's Main Event for the chance to face Michaels, only the WWE Champion himself to make his presence felt at ringside. A spat between 'The Game' and 'The Heartbreak Kid' led to Michaels entering the ring, looking to take Triple H's head off... but instead he nailed Van Dam! Naturally, and not without a tinge of reluctance, 'The Game' took advantage to book his Wrestlemania spot. However, the WWE Board of Directors have moved quickly to eliminate and chance of controversy, ordering a rematch between the two take place tonight, will all outside interference banned. Van Dam has one last chance, but after accusing 'The Game' of taking the easy way out, Triple H will be in no mood to simply let 'RVD' walk into the WWE Championship Match at Wrestlemania XXIII.
Having returned to Raw last week during the Randy Orton and Rob Van Dam match to attack Kenny Dykstra, Jeff Hardy is scheduled for his first match in over six weeks as he and Dykstra clash in non-title action. Hardy's chance at regaining his Intercontinental Championship from Dykstra has long gone, but tonight is all about revenge for Jeff. Orton will also be in action, as he competes in the first Raw Money in the Bank Ladder Match Qualifier against Carlito, but could his mind perhaps be on Jeff, after it was the distraction of Hardy and Dykstra brawling at ringside that ultimately cost Orton last week?
Speaking of Carlito, it seems like his partnership with Ric Flair is at and end after Mr. Kennedy cost the pair the World Tag Team Championships at Saturday Night's Main Event. Flair and 'Lito parted on good terms, and 'Lito tonight has another chance to go to Wrestlemania as he faces Orton. Flair however has requested a segment of the show to address the actions of Mr. Kennedy, a request that has been granted. Will Carlito make it past Orton and start to climb the ladder to success? And what will Flair have to say as he speaks for the first time as a former tag team champion?
Speaking of the tag team champions, the new World Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas have also indicated that they have something they wish to say, The Hart Legacy make their debuts tonight, we'll hear from CM Punk after he finally set Kelly Kelly free from the clutches of Mike Knox, while Beth Phoenix is in action again, this time against Maria.
It's a stacked episode of Raw, one you won't want to miss as Wrestlemania XXIII is now officially in our sights!
Triple H vs. Rob Van Dam
Non Title Match : Kenny Dykstra vs. Jeff Hardy
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Randy Orton vs. Super Crazy
Beth Phoenix vs. Maria
The Hart Legacy make their WWE debuts!!
Plus, Mr. McMahon will celebrate his victory over John Cena at Saturday Night's Main Event!!