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~Monday Night Raw~
April 16th, 2007
Monday Night Raw emanates from Lafayette, Louisiana on a night that could prove to be one of the most historic nights in WWE history... especially if your name is Vincent Kennedy McMahon.
Last week, Linda McMahon returned to Raw, which ultimately led to a power struggle that could come to a conclusion tonight on Raw when the WWE Board of Directors meet to hold an emergency meeting that could see a vote of confidence passed in Vince's leadership. And the power struggle continues into tonight's main event, the WrestleMania rematch between John Cena and Bobby Lashley. Since Cena's victory over Lashley at WrestleMania, Cena haw campaigned for a WWE Championship opportunity at Backlash against the WWE Champion, Rob Van Dam. 'RVD' clearly echoed those sentiments, viewing Cena as the more worthy candidate. However, with Vince backing Lashley and Linda supporting Cena's claims, it seems tonight is the night we not only find out who Van Dam's Backlash opponent will be, but also who will control Raw for the foreseeable future.
Backlash is just thirteen days away, which means just thirteen days until Triple H and Shawn Michaels engage in a No Holds Barred Match that has been referred to as 'The Final Battle'. Last week, despite pleas from his wife Stephanie not to go through with his challenge, 'The Game' called out Michaels and demanded an answer. Michaels agreed, the match being set, and now both men gear up for could be the most brutal fight of either man's career. Tonight, we'll hear from Triple H during a sit down interview he conducted with Jim Ross earlier in the week, while Michaels is scheduled to be in action against Jeff Hardy, but all eyes are already set on Backlash and the final conclusion to one of wrestling's greatest rivalries.
The tag team division is heating up on Raw, and after their victory last week, The Straight Edge Saints look to keep building momentum ahead of their showdown with The World's Greatest Tag Team as they take on The Redneck Wrecking Crew. Punk and Dinsmore saw off three other teams last week, including Cade and Murdoch, with the angry rednecks clearly out to prove a point tonight. We'll also hear from Haas and Benjamin on their thoughts about their future title defence at Backlash. Another development from last week's Fatal Four Way Match was the in-fight brawl that broke out between The Hart Legacy and Johnny Nitro, Chris Masters and Melina. Even Natalya and Melina were going at it on the ramp last week, and it's those two who meet tonight in a match that is sure to have plenty of attention at ringside from their respective tag teams.
Elsewhere, Carlito teams up with Mickie James for a tag team bout against Kenny Dykstra and Torrie Wilson, a match that could have serious implications with regards to Carlito's claims for an Intercontinental Championship Match at Backlash. We'll hear from both Beth Phoenix and Victoria after it was announce they'll be involved in a Triple Threat Match at Backlash for the Women's Championship, and no doubt there'll be more from Raw's newest roster member, Claudio Cesaro.
All this and more on what's sure to be a huge night in the careers of many of the Monday Night Raw roster!
John Cena vs. Bobby Lashley
Shawn Michaels vs. Jeff Hardy
Kenny Dykstra and Torrie Wilson vs. Carlito and Mickie James
The Straight Edge Saints vs. The Redneck Wrecking Crew
Melina vs. Natalya
Plus!! Jim Ross sits down for an interview with Triple H regarding his upcoming match with Shawn Michaels at Backlash. We'll hear from The World's Greatest Tag Team and Beth Phoenix and Victoria ahead of their respective Backlash matches. The Battle of the Boardroom will see if Mr. McMahon is able to continue his reign of terror over Monday Night Raw, and of course, the WWE Champion Rob Van Dam will be in attendance!