Thanks for the review. A lot of promos/backstage segments were used to help build the show for the Judgment Day ppv. I'm glad you enjoyed the show. Raw will be up tomorrow.
WWE News and Notes
World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of WWE SmackDown Superstar Rikishi. We wish Rikishi the best in all future endeavors.
In real life during this time period, Rikishi wrestled his last match and then got injured. After this he never competed in a match for the WWE. He ended up being fired in July. So there is no point in me using him now, so Rikishi has been released. This is why i went with the injury angle and had JBL go over Rikishi. Then the backstage attack on Rikishi by Edge was to write Rikishi off and also builds up the slow and gradual heel turn for Edge.
Maven will be back in action in 2 weeks.
Plans are for Dawn Marie to manage Paul London and Billy Kidman, Torrie Wilson is going to be managing The Hurricane and Shannon Moore. As London and Kidman are heels, Dawn would be a good manager for them. Currently the plan is to go with a ladder match between the two teams for the tag team titles at Judgment Day.
Expect a big major surprise on Smackdown next week.
La Resistance will be using the Demolition style rule of three members during matches where they are involved in challenging for the tag team titles. It will always be different combinations. For example on Raw it could be Grenier and Dupree one week, the following week Conway and Dupree and so on. There are no plans in breaking the team up so do not expect the trio to have problems. However one of the members could end up getting drafted to Smackdown when the draft takes place.
The reason for turning the World’s Greatest tag team into faces is because i have more heels than faces. Plus Haas and Benjamin will soon start to compete in a lot of singles matches but will still remain a tag team.
WWE Raw Preview
April 26, 2004
Tonight four men will step in the ring in a fatal four way number one contenders match. The winner faces world heavyweight champion Chris Benoit next week on Raw. HHH believes that he should automatically get his rematch but since he lost at Backlash, other contenders are also in contention. Shawn Michaels who almost came close to capturing the title wants another chance and he will get it tonight. Chris Jericho and Christian also believe that they deserve a title shot. Who will be victorious tonight?
Chris Benoit will also be in action tonight as he faces Evolution member Batista in a non title match? Will Batista soften Benoit up for HHH or will Benoit make Batista tap out?
Also La Resistance finally get a tag title shot opportunity tonight against the World’s Greatest Tag Team. Which two members of La Resistance will be competing tonight? To find out all this and more tune in to Raw.
Fatal 4 Way #1 Contenders Match: HHH vs Shawn Michaels vs Chris Jericho vs Christian
Non Title: Chris Benoit vs Batista
Tag Team Titles Match: The World’s Greatest Tag Team (c) vs La Resistance
Womens Title: Victoria (c) vs Jazz