Re: WWE 2005: Raising the Bar.
WWE Monday Night Raw Preview- 27/6/05- Anaheim; California
Twenty Four hours removed from a chaotic night at Vengeance, Monday Night Raw comes to you from Anaheim, California as the road to Summerslam begins!
Last night saw the conclusion to the Batista-Triple H rivalry as the Animal retained the World Heavyweight Championship at the Game’s expense. The rivalry which began all the way back in January when Batista won the Royal Rumble had been described as ‘war’ by both men and last night the war was finally won. Will we see a new challenger emerge here tonight to the title? And what will both Batista and Triple H have to say on the ending to this bitter rivalry? We are sure to find out.
Also last night we witnessed the return of the Big Red Machine Kane who was chosen as Eric Bischoff’s representative to take on Shawn Michaels. Not only did Kane return but he defeated the Heartbreak Kid, meaning Michaels is now the property of the Raw General Manager. Bischoff has been waiting for this moment for some time now and we have learned that tonight will see Shawn Michaels’ official induction as Eric Bischoff’s ‘Personal Assistant’. What will Bischoff have up his sleeve as he looks to further embarrass the Showstopper? How will Michaels react, both to last night and where he goes from here? And will we hear from Kane on his reasons for returning last night? So many questions, lets hope we find out the answers.
Another big victory last night came for Christian as he defeated the Nature Boy, Ric Flair in an incredible contest. It appeared as though Flair was going to teach Christian a lesson, only for Tomko to sink his claws in and allow Christian to pull off the upset. Tonight, we will hear from Ric Flair on what went down last night in Vegas, as well as where he goes now from here. Will Flair be passing the torch over to Christian? Or will the Nature Boy want payback after last night’s shenanigans? Plus, you have got to wonder just what Captain Charisma will have to say on the matter.
Chris Jericho defeated Edge last night in a massive opening contest. Jericho scored the win via a roll up, catching the Money in the Bank holder off guard. Edge vowed last night that it would NOT be the end of the matter and that he will not stop until he sends a message to Y2J. Edge has promised us that tonight he will ‘Put Chris Jericho firmly, FIRMLY in his place’. What does the Rated R Superstar have in mind for the former Undisputed Champion? And will Jericho have anything to counter with?
Mark Jindrak put in a very impressive performance last night as he slayed the giant, much to everyone's shock making Big Show tap out in the middle of the ring. Jindrak has been on a roll as of late, ever since aligning himself with his new mentor, William Regal. How will Jindrak cope with what is sure to be an angry giant on his tail now? And what will Mr.Regal have to say about his protege's success last night and his next step here on Monday Night Raw? We hope to find out here tonight in Anaheim.
There were three more championship matches that took place last night, one of which saw the Dudkey Boyz retain thei Tag titles, defeating both the Basham Brothers and Arabian Enitity members, Sonjay Dutt and Daivari. Will either of the challengers stake their claim to a two on two rematch or will the Dudleyz move on to new challengers? Also, the Women’s Championship changed hands as Victoria defeated an injured Trish Stratus to capture the gold. We have been informed that there will be an injury update on Trish this Monday night, something you can be sure Victoria will wanna hear. The Intercontinental Championship was also on the line last night and the champion Muhammad Hassan retained his title as he teamed with The Great Khali to defeat Shelton Benjamin in a Handicap Match. The odds were always stacked against Benjamin but you can be sure that he’s not finished just yet in his pursuit of both the title and the Entity themselves.
And finally, tonight will also see the much anticipated debut of Raw’s newest Tag team as Ken Doane and Nick Nemeth will be in action. We have seen video packages of the young duo for several weeks now and we can expect them tonight to be looking at providing us with the ‘Platform to Perfection’ as they like to put it. They are certainly confident in their abilities but just what can we expect from the self proclaimed ‘Perfectionists’? We will find out tonight.
Confirmed for tonight’s Raw:
The debut of Ken Doane and Nick Nemeth:
We will hear from Ric Flair following his defeat at Vengeance:
Shawn Michaels’ official induction as Eric Bischoff’s ‘Personal Assistant’
Last edited by cp954 : 12-26-2011 at 06:36 AM.