WWE Monday Night Raw Preview- 29/8/05- Tampa, Florida
Originally Posted by cp954
The last Raw of a hectic month comes to you from Tampa on a night where the ramifications of last week are sure to be in effect.
The main event seven nights ago saw Shawn Michaels face Kane and it appeared the Showstopper was set for a massacre at the hands of the Big Red Machine, Raw’s General Manager Eric Bischoff and the use of a Steel Chair, only for the World Heavyweight Champion, Batista to charge the ring and go toe to toe with the seven foot monster. As the Animal and Kane fought through the crowd, inside the ring stood Michaels and Bischoff as it appeared likely that Bischoff finally got what was coming to him. But that’s not how things panned out as from out of nowhere Michaels was blindsided by Muhammad Hassan, The Great Khali, Sonjay Dutt and Daivari, the Arabian Entity. The Entity would launch a sinister assault on Michaels leaving him a bloody mess to close off the show in sick style. Tonight Shawn Michaels will NOT be in attendance due to the injuries he sustained last week, however we will hear from these four men and their reasoning for last week’s assault on Shawn Michaels. What will the group have to say? Was this their own doing or was it the work of Raw’s crafty General Manager?
Tonight’s main event will once again feature the Big Red Machine. It’s been confirmed that Kane will go one on one with the Intercontinental Champion, Shelton Benjamin. It’s a huge opportunity for Benjamin to get a big victory on a big stage, possibly even catapulting him up the pecking order on Raw, will he be able to fend off the monster and take his chance? Is Benjamin’s ankle even in one piece to compete tonight? Only time will tell but Kane will no doubt be in a foul mood and seeking to get his hands on anyone he can after what Batista did to him last week. Will the Animal once again cross Kane’s path tonight?
Last week saw an interesting altercation between three of Canada’s finest as Edge, Christian and Chris Jericho all engaged in a verbal war, staking their claim to a World Title opportunity. All three men are no doubt in the running for that opportunity but will any one of them be able to make a statement here tonight? And will the other two men perhaps have something to say about it? We are sure to find out.
Mr.Kennedy has craved competition since his arrival on Raw but so far he has found none. Last week the music of the immortal Hulk Hogan hit and Kennedy was set to finally face a huge hurdle only for Eugene to stride down the ramp, dressed in yellow and red, sporting his best Hogan imitation. This only infuriated the ‘Game Changer’ and Kennedy dispatched of Eugene almost instantly. Will tonight be the night Kennedy gets his wish or will he once again be denied the one thing he desires?
Also confirmed for tonight, the World Tag Team Champions will be in action as the Dudleyz take on a team with a point to prove, the Basham Brothers. Will Doug and Danny be able to prove exactly why they should join the party at Unforgiven where the Platform to Perfection will get their shot? Plus, Women’s Champion Victoria will be in action as she goes one on one with Torrie Wilson!!
Confirmed for tonight
Kane vs Shelton Benjamin
Victoria vs Torrie Wilson
The Dudley Boyz vs The Basham Brothers
We will hear from Muhammad Hassan and the Arabian Entity
And World Heavyweight Champion Batista, Edge, Christian, Chris Jericho and more will all be in attendance!!