Re: WWE 2005: Raising the Bar.
WWE Monday Night Raw Preview- 8/5/05- New Haven, Connecticut
There are just TWO more editions of Monday Night Raw until the biggest party of the summer comes a calling, Summerslam!! Tonight the stars of Raw head to Connecticut with a HUGE main event in store!
Last week saw the return to Raw of Ric Flair as the Nature Boy came to the aid of his long time friend Arn Anderson. Double A was defeated by Christian and was set to be dealt a devastating post match ambush only for Flair to come down and even the odds, sending a message to Captain Charisma. Tonight he will look to do the exact same thing as he steps into the ring on Raw for potentially the last time where he will take on one of Christian’s long time friends, the current Money in the Bank holder, Edge. Edge has had issues of his own lately with Y2J Chris Jericho, including a backstage brawl that set Raw alight last week. Who will walk out of Connecticut the victor in this mammoth showdown? And what role if any will their respective rivals play in the outcome?
Also tonight we have learned that Eric Bischoff will publicly address Shawn Michaels following the Showstopper’s actions last week. The General Manager’s Personal Employee called out the World Champion last week as both men laid their feelings toward one another out on the table. As it looked like the two were set to come to blows, out came the number one contender Kane only for Michaels to shockingly deliver some Sweet Chin Music to the Big Red Machine. Eric Bischoff will certainly not have taken kindly to that and will kick off the show with punishment surely in mind. Will Michaels have to accept his fate? Will the champion and challenger play their parts in this ongoing saga?
Another big time match has been signed for this week as the entire Arabian Entity will team up to take on the World’s Greatest Tag Team and the World Tag Team Champions, The Dudley Boyz in eight man tag team action. This kind of match will no doubt help the Dudleyz as well as Sonjay Dutt and Daivari for what’s in store come Summerslam but what will this do for Muhammad Hassan and Shelton Benjamin as we draw ever closer to their Intercontinental title showdown? It’s certainly a chance for Benjamin but also for his partner Charlie Haas who will no doubt wanna impress Shelton and prove why they should be chasing the Dudleyz gold and not Hassan’s.
The Basham Brothers will also be in action as they taken on the Platform to Perfection. These two teams will be involved alongside the Dudleyz and the Entity at Summerslam with tonight being the perfect chance to make their mark. Who will make the most of this opportunity here in New Haven?
Plus, after an impressive debut last week Mr.Kennedy will once again look to prove why he is the ‘Game Changer’ of the WWE. Will Kennedy make his mark once more? Or is the arrogant Wisconsin resident simply a one hit wonder?
Find out all this and more LIVE on Monday Night Raw!!
Confirmed for tonight’s show:
Eric Bischoff will address Shawn Michaels;
Edge vs. Ric Flair
The Arabian Entity vs. The World’s Greatest Tag Team and The Dudley Boyz
The Basham Brothers vs. The Platform to Perfection
Mr.Kennedy will be in action!
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