WWE Monday Night Raw – June, 01 2009
Rosemont, Illinois – AllState Arena
We kick of the evening with the obligatory recap of last night’s Pay-per-view, Judgment Day, where we see Randy Orton successfully defend the WWE Championship against The Undertaker; CM Punk defend his briefcase; Rey Mysterio lose his Intercontinental Title and Cryme Tyme fall short in their bid to retain the World Tag Team Titles.
After the video package, Raw opens with a new video package, accompanied by “Step Up” by Drowning Pool, featuring the Superstars of RAW, before cutting into the arena and panning around, getting a glimpse of the screaming fans as a huge pyrotechnic display sounds off from the stage. We now cut into the ring where... Michael Cole is standing?
Now I know this isn’t the usual way we kick off Raw, with me standing in the ring, but I assure you it’s for a good reason. Earlier on today, I was tasked with announcing our new Raw General Manager, so without further ado... introducing... ... Jerry The King Lawler!
~ An absolutely huge pop from the crowd at Jerry Lawler becoming the new Raw General Manager and it isn’t long before...
*The Great Gate of Kiev*
Another pop comes from the crowd as the music of Jerry Lawler plays, and The King walks out, with his signature crown underneath his arm. He stops on the stage and takes a pause, soaking in the atmosphere, before nodding towards the ring and making his way down. Jerry shakes a few hands, and then climbs into the ring, he takes the microphone from Michael and shakes his hand.
~ Jerry doesn’t even get a chance to talk, as his fans in the arena chant his name, showing respect...
Wow... I gotta’ say... when I was offered the position of General Manager, at first I was a little hesitant, but then I thought of the announce table and realized it was the perfect opportunity to get away from Michael Cole!
~ Burn (), the fans give out a strong pop for this as Michael sits down at the table and laughs it off like a good little bitch...
But all kiddin’ aside... I loved my time as a commentator, but now it’s time to move onto bigger and better things. I’d like to have became General Manager under better circumstances, I know you’re watchin’ Ric, and I along with everyone here wants to wish you a speedy recovery.
~ Lawler smiles as the fans give out strong ‘woo’s’...
But now, I look at the announce table and I see an empty chair next to Michael Cole, and I think to myself, who could sit there? I racked my brain all day before deciding, I asked him and he gladly accepted... so allow me to introduce to you... Mick Foley!
~ A huge pop rings from the arena and right on cue...
The familiar sound plays and pretty soon, the one and only Mick Foley walks out onto the stage, and receives a huge pop. The Hardcore Legend starts to walk down the ramp, and see that Foley has brought with him a flask, of what we will assume is coffee or tea, and what appears to be a packed lunch box. Foley walks around the ring and shoots thumbs up to Jerry before taking his seat next to Michael.
Mick Foley everyone!
~ Nice, Lawler manages to get another pop for Foley who responds by opening his lunch box and taking out a sandwich...
When I was given this position, the board of directors told me I needed to deal with what happened last night in the WWE Championship match.
~ The crowd respond with heat as they remember how Legacy managed to topple The Undertaker and at Orton retaining the championship...
So, in regards to the WWE Championship-
Speaking of the WWE Championship, the crowd respond with massive heat as said champion walks out from behind the curtain. Randy Orton has his Legacy teammates with him, Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase alongside him and the trio make their way down to the ring.
Well first of all, before we talk about what is happening right now, welcome Mick.
Mick Foley: (talking with a mouthful)
Uh... right... well, right there ladies and gentleman is the current WWE Champion, who managed to defeat The Undertaker last night, but it wasn’t without help from Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase. And it seems he has words for the new General Manager.
Legacy climb into the ring, and DiBiase fetches a microphone and hands it to Orton, the threesome stand a couple of feet away from Lawler who takes a defensive stance.
What’s with the hostility, Jerry? I’m actually out here to congratulate you.
~ Lawler doesn’t know how to react but his defensive stance changes into a more neutral attitude, but still remains wary of The Viper...
But despite being out here to congratulate you, I know where you are going-
~ You suck...
I know where you were going with the WWE Championship, and just let me give you a warning... if you do... it won’t be good for you.
~ This statement gets some heat but Lawler stands firm...
You saw what I did to Ric Flair... if you get on my bad side... you’ll follow Flair into the hospital.
~ Orton’s on fire tonight with getting the heat from the crowd as they boo him immensely...
You haven’t heard have you?
~ Orton looks perplexed...
When I accepted this job... the Board of Directors informed me that if you touched me... or any other member of the RAW staff... then you will be suspended and stripped of the WWE Championship.
~ Orton clenches his teeth while the fans rub it in even more with a lot of cheers...
And I’m guessing that you were thinking I was just going to hand The Undertaker a rematch at Fully Loaded, luckily for you I’m not.
~ This gets some heat but Randy Orton smirks, looking pleased and impressed by Lawler...
Finally... a General Manager who knows what he’s doi-
Hold on... I’m not finished. I’m not giving The Undertaker a rematch, I’m giving the opportunity to earn it.
~ The tide has turned as the fans cheer and now Orton is looking very much pissed off...
In the main event tonight... The Undertaker will be in action against... either Cody Rhodes or Ted DiBiase.
~ Rhodes and DiBiase react with a good attitude, welcoming the challenge...
And as for who it will be... well... I’ll let you decide that Randy Orton... so with that said... ladies and gentleman... enjoy the show.
*The Great Gate of Kiev*
Lawler makes his exit, exiting the ring while Rhodes and DiBiase look at Orton, waiting for a decision, but Orton doesn’t tell them, instead he says he’ll decide later.
What a main event! Either Cody Rhodes or Ted DiBiase will take on The Undertaker, and if ‘Taker wins then he’ll face Orton at Fully Loaded for the WWE Championship.
Cole, I cannot wait for that match, and look at the hunger being showed by Ted and Cody, they both want a shot at The Undertaker, which I don’t know – is it bravery or stupidity.
Well, we’ll see later tonight, join us after this commercial break where the Money in the Bank holder, CM Punk will be in action, don’t go anywhere.
Randy Orton glances between Rhodes and DiBiase, thinking of who to choose as we fade to a commercial break.
*This Fire Burns*
It’s time for the first match of the evening, and in the ring already is Charlie Haas, and his opponent – Mr. Money in the Bank, CM Punk walks onto the stage, smiling at the very good reaction he is getting. Punk kneels on the stage, pulls his hood down and shouts “It’s clobbering time” before stepping up and walking down the ramp.
This man last night took part in a four man elimination match, for his briefcase, and the current holder came out on top, defeating three other men, including The Miz, TJ Perkins and Jack Swagger.
I gotta’ hand it to Punk... he defeated three men, but one of those men has a legitimate gripe about how he was eliminated, because Jack Swagger was triple teamed into elimination, Michael.
Swagger rubbed everyone in that match the wrong way leading up to that match, and thus paid the price when they all attacked him.
I’m not takin’ anythin’ away from Punk, he successfully defended his briefcase, and that means one thing – he will be either the WWE Champion or World Heavyweight Champion pretty soon I reckon.
Match One – Singles
Money in the Bank CM Punk vs. Charlie Haas
Unsurprisingly, with two of the best workers in the company, they put on a very nice show with what little time they had. The ending of the match came a couple minutes into the match, despite nobody putting any money in Haas putting up much of a fight he does – as he has Punk locked in a sleeper hold.
The referee checks on Punk, but he shows some life which stops the referee from stopping the contest, and he eventually gets to his feet, and Haas transitions into a side head lock. But Haas takes Punk right back down with a flipped take down, and locks in a side head lock on the ground, Charlie wrenches it over and over but Punk manages to get his leg up and put it on top of Haas’ neck and push it down, Haas manages to get Punk’s leg off him and the two get to their feet.
Haas runs at Punk but he ducks, and hits a drop-toe-hold to Haas when he rebounds, Punk picks Haas up and Irish-whips him into the corner. Punk follows that up by going for a clothesline but Haas gets two feet up, he staggers away and turns around but ducks a clothesline attempt. Punk kicks him in the gut and Irish-whips him into the corner again, and this times HITS HIS RUNNING STEP UP HIGH KNEE AND THEN A BULL DOG! Punk says it’s time to go to sleep and he picks Haas’ up AND PLANTS HIM WITH THE GTS FOR THE COVER... 1... 2... 3!
WINNER: CM PUNK @ 4.06
And we have a winner, the Money in the Bank holder asks for his briefcase and he is soon handed it, he clutches it to his chest. The referee rolls Haas’ out the ring as Punk climbs to the top rope, and holds the briefcase high in the air.
A solid win tonight for CM Punk, who continues his moment- HEY!
The crowd suddenly start booing and punk drops down and turns around... wondering what is going on and... JACK SWAGGER ABSOLUTELY BULLDOZES HIM OVER WITH A CLOTHESLINE! The fans respond with huge heat as The All American stomps on the chest of Punk over and over, clenching his teeth, he looks at the briefcase and pulls him to his feet, before PLANTING HIM WITH THE GUTWRENCH POWERBOMB! Swagger stands above Punk, looking down smirking before asking for a microphone.
You see that!!!
~ The crowd boo him, as Swagger kneels down beside Punk and grabs him by his head...
That is what would’ve happened last night... had I not been TRIPLE teamed, which led to my elimination.
~ Swagger looks at the crowd who react with strong cheers, he turns his attention back to Punk...
I would have been the Money in the Bank holder... not you, and CM Punk... consider yourself put on notice... I’m comin’ for that briefcase and this time they won’t be anybody to help you stop me.
Jack lets go of the microphone and slams Punk’s head into the mat, the crowd boo him, but he reaches over and picks up the briefcase, holds it in the air, looking pleased with what he has done.
That is what I call makin’ a statement, Michael, Swagger just put CM Punk on notice, he wants the briefcase.
He does have a point, perhaps if he wasn’t triple teamed he might have won last night, who knows?
CM Punk won’t take this lying down – he’ll want some measure of revenge and I can’t wait until these two great Superstars take each other on in a one on one match.
That’ll no doubt be a great match when it happens. We have to cut to a quick commercial break, and ladies and gentleman, don’t go anywhere because after it – the Undisputed Women’s Champion, Maryse will in that very ring.
Michael Cole wasn’t lying, it is indeed Maryse walking onto the stage, in ring attire with the new Undisputed Women’s Championship belt on her shoulder. The sexy French-Canadian brushes her belt and sets on her way down to the ring, ignoring the fans jeers.
Last night at Judgment Day, Maryse became the first women to become both Women’s and Divas Champion, and thus has dubbed herself the Undisputed Women’s Champion, and because of the huge occasion, we’ve got a new title!
Change is always good, Michael, I remember winning the WWE Championship for the first time, and truth be told, I wanted to change the design the same way John Cena did, imagine the Hardcore Title but more gold.
Uh... great, well anyway, Maryse was granted this time out here tonight to address the fans, so I guess this is celebration of sorts.
The Undisputed Women’s Champion climbs into the ring, she flips her hair and winks at the camera, and is handed a microphone from the timekeeper at ringside.
Y’know... when the WWE offered moi a contract to compete, every Diva hated me because of how beautiful I am.
~ Some of the men in the arena actually cheer this with wolf whistles but eventually get drowned out by the women being bitches and booing her...
And now? Every one of them want to be me... they all want to be in my shoes... because I am the Undisputed Women’s Champion.
~ She looks at the belt which is on her shoulder and smiles...
A few months ago, I won the WWE Divas Championship and then vowed I’d unify the two belts and become ‘ze Undisputed Women’s Champion and low and behold... I did just ‘zat.
~ Maryse grins from ear to ear but the fans boo her...
Je suis le visage de la division des Divas et personne ne peut dire le contraire. Personne ne peut me toucher ... aucun courant et aucune diva divas anciens comme Trish Stratus et Lita se rapprocher de moi.
~ This gets some huge boos from the crowd who don’t appreciate being spoken to in another language...
After winning ‘zis beautiful championship... my phone was ringing constantly... people asking me for magazine photo shoots and media appearances. If Beth Phoenix won the match last night, that would not be happening, and the reason for that is simple... she sucks compared to me... everyone sucks compared to moi.
~ The cocky bitch takes in the heat from the crowd...
Finally someone decides to shut Maryse up, and it is none other than the former Women’s Champion, Beth Phoenix. The Glamazon steps out onto the stage with a microphone in her hand, she looks down at Maryse who shows of her belt.
Despite what you seem to believe, Maryse – being Women’s Champion isn’t about receiving mega money deals for photo shoots... it’s about being the best. Despite losing last night, I still know I am better than you and everyone in the back.
~ Phoenix puts Maryse in her place but she simply rolls her eyes...
Last night, the person to blame for me losing my title... is Melina.
~ The fans respond with a small pop, while Beth shakes her head...
First of all... if z’you were on magazine covers... the sales would plummet, because nobody would want to buy one with z’your face on ‘ze cover.
And secondly... you can play ‘ze blame game all z’you want... but ‘ze truth is simple... z’you just aren’t as good as moi.
~ Phoenix smirks at this statement while Maryse stares at her...
You can joke around all you want... but everyone knows I am better than you... and I’m gonna’ prove that right now... because I’m activating my rematch clause.
~ This gets a sizeable pop as the fans are excited about seeing a title match...
So get a referee out here, because this match is happening right now.
The referee comes out swiftly and the fans cheer at getting it right now, meanwhile Maryse looks angry that she has had no time to prepare while Beth walks down the ramp.
Match Two – Singles; Undisputed Women’s Championship
Undisputed Women’s Champion Maryse defends against Beth Phoenix
After an opening couple of minutes of back and forth action, Beth Phoenix uses her strength and power to take advantage, bulldozing Maryse with a running clothesline! The challenger stands above her rival before reaching down and pulling her to her feet by her hair, only to kick Maryse in the stomach, and plant her with a body slam. Beth looks around the arena, and then rebounds off the ropes and squashes Maryse with a running splash and hooks the leg... 1... 2... NO!
Beth is firmly in control, and she raises her arms in the air which gathers heat from the crowd, she turns her attention back to Maryse and Irish-whips her into the corner. Beth follows that up with an elbow to the side of the head and then a knee to the stomach. The Glamazon bends down and lifts her opponent into a seated position on the turnbuckle, Beth tries to climb but Maryse picks her leg up and smashes it into her face! The challenger stumbles backwards, feeling her mouth and she doesn’t see Maryse standing up on the second rope... AND THEN GOING FOR A CROSS BODY... BUT PHOENIX CATCHES HER IN MID-AIR... she waits a second, moves into the centre of the ring and LAUNCHES HER WITH A FALL AWAY SLAM!
Maryse ends up rolling out of the ring by way of the momentum and lands heavily on the mat below, hard on her shoulder. She feels it and tries to recover, she eventually does so, shaking lose the cobwebs and sees Beth coming towards her. In desperation, Maryse kicks out at Beth catching her in the back, and SHOULDER THRUSTING HER BACK INTO THE SIDE OF THE ANNOUNCE TABLE! Maryse breathes heavily, kneeling on the ground recovering while Beth holds onto her back on the mat. The champion reaches down and pulls Phoenix to her feet and grabs her by the back of the head and propels her into the ring apron! Maryse pulls her around the ring and THROWS HER INTO THE BARRICADE!
Maryse isn’t done however, the Diva pulls Phoenix to her feet and smashes her face into the Steel Steps! Phoenix collapses into a seated position next to the steps, and the champion turns her around and places her left leg propped up against the steps, and she ABSOLUTELY CRUSHES IT WITH A RUNNING BOOT!
With the referee nearly counting them out, Maryse throws Beth into the ring and scampers into a cover... 1... 2... NO! The Sultry Diva doesn’t waste time, she picks Beth up and Irish-whips her into the corner and follows her in, she grabs Beth’s leg and wraps it around the second rope. Beth tries to stop her but Maryse wrenches it around the ropes, the referee takes action and pulls Maryse off, the cheeky ref cops a feel before Maryse extends a hand into his face. Maryse turns her attention back to Beth, and kicks the leg which is still wrapped around the rope!
Maryse looks Beth in the eye before grabbing her by the neck and flipping her with a Snapmare take down. The current Undisputed Women’s Champion stands above Beth and shows off her body, getting some good heat from the women and some wolf whistles from the men, she walks around Beth’s body and then drops a knee on the leg! Maryse again takes in the atmosphere and gets the crowd to hate her even more as she walks around the ring, parading herself. She turns back to Beth who is clutching her leg, Maryse takes advantage showing off the extra training she has been doing and LOCKING IN A CLOVERLEAF SUBMISSION!
Maryse smiles as she feels Phoenix trying to clutch for anything beneath her, she wrenches it harder – inflicting more pain which can be told through the facial expressions of the challenger. The referee does his job and checks on her, asking if she wants to quit, but the heart shows through and she says no. Maryse meanwhile tries to up the pressure, tightening the hold to a scream from her rival, music to her ears. Again, the referee asks, but the answer is still the same, she isn’t giving up and uses all the strength in her arms to crawl and crawl, eventually getting within an fingers length of the ropes, SHE REACHES OUT... ONE LAST DESPERATE REACH... AND SHE GRABS THE BOTTOM ROPE!
Despair for Maryse, she thought she had the match won, but the ordeal isn’t for Phoenix as Maryse drags her into the centre of the ring, and crushes her neck with a leg drop before going for the cover... 1 ... 2 ... NO! Again, Maryse thought she had it won, so she takes it up with the referee who stands firm and emphatically shouts ‘2’. The current champion senses the time is nearly here to end it, so she pulls Beth to her feet and Irish-whips her, Beth rebounds off the ropes but ultimately falls victim TO A SPINNING BACKBREAKER! Is it over... 1... 2... ANOTHER KICK OUT!
Frustration starts to take hold as the champion punches the mat, Phoenix tries to regain her strength but when she climbs to her knees, Maryse pushes her back down and STEPS ONTO HER AND LOCKS IN A CAMEL CLUTCH! But instead of holding it, Maryse rolls backwards, still on Phoenix, and grabs her leg and locks it in a leg lock. The pain sears through the leg of the challenger, but she doesn’t tap out, she shows the heart and determination which got her to the championship in the first place. The heart comes through once more as Beth sits up, reaches over and smashes Maryse in the face with a right fist, and the champion breaks the hold.
Beth tries to gather some momentum, climbing to her feet and going for a clothesline but in Matrix style, Maryse dodges. She then kicks the challenger and Irish-whips her into the turnbuckle. Finally though, Beth gets some offense in as she elbows Maryse as she goes for a splash, and then continues with a couple more shots. But when Beth goes for another running clothesline... MARYSE DUCKS... AND HITS HER WITH THE FRENCH TKO FROM OUT OF NOWHERE! Maryse crawls to the cover, looking for a huge a win... 1 ... 2 ... NO! BETH GETS HER FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE... SAVING HER CHAMPIONSHIP HOPES!
Maryse thinks she’s won but then sees the foot on the bottom rope and gets in the face of the referee, telling him that it should be over, Beth uses the ropes to get to her feet, still feeling the effects of the TKO and the leg damage. Maryse turns around, into a kick from Phoenix, and Beth grabs her and HOISTS HER UP FOR THE GLAM SLAM... BUT HER LEG BUCKLES FROM UNDERNEATH HER! And Maryse takes complete advantage... LOCKING IN THE FRENCH FIGURE FOUR! She wrenches and wrenches her modified Figure Four Leg Lock until eventually Beth has no choice but to tap out!
WINNER AND STILL UNDISPUTED WOMEN’S CHAMPION: MARYSE @ 11.32
Maryse slowly climbs off Beth and demands the referee to fetch her championship, and he does so, handing it to the champion who walks over to the ropes and flips her hair before holding the title above her head. Maryse takes a glance at Phoenix who is writhing in pain on the mat, before stepping out of the ring and heading up the ramp.
A very accomplished performance by the current champion.
The way she dissected the leg of Beth was something to behold, Michael, and it might just be true, y’know?
On the back of this performance, she might just be the best Diva in the WWE right now.
The referee helps Phoenix to her feet but she pushes him away, and walks on her own accord.
*Backstage – Interview Area*
Yup, it’s interview time and none other than Josh Matthews is waiting for us, he stands with that grin on his face waiting for his cue.
Please welcome my guest at this time... TJ Perkins.
~ Yes, right on cue, the camera pans out and we see none other than TJ Perkins standing beside Josh.
And TJ, you are competing in a match tonight against Montel Vontavious Porter, but before we get to that, I wanted to ask you – a lot of people have nicknamed you The Puma, care to explain why that is?
~ A smirk comes across the face of TJ as Josh puts the mic underneath his mouth...
Well, it’s funny, before I joined the WWE, I used to compete under a mask and my ring name at the time was Puma. It just stuck, and the reason I guess people have labelled me that in the WWE is because they’ve seen how dangerous, and how quick I am in that ring.
~ Perkins smirks as the fans give him a solid pop...
Alright, well you joined the WWE a few weeks ago, and already you’ve competed against some of the best and on Pay-per-view, and tonight you’ll compete against MVP... thoughts?
~ Again, Josh thrusts the mic under TJ’s mouth...
Yeah, I joined a few weeks ago after impressing the one and only Ric Flair-
~ TJ’s cut off as a huge ‘woo’ sounds off which he nods at...
Ric signed me to a contract and thrust me into action against Jack Swagger. When I was wrestling all over the world, my dream was to be a WWE Superstar, a lot of people told me I wouldn’t make it because of my size. But y’know what Josh? I proved them all wrong, I’m not your typical muscle bound Superstar, but guys like Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair proved you don’t need to be built like Hulk Hogan or Brock Lesnar to succeed.
~ Huge pop for the mention of Hogan and UFC’s Brock Lesnar...
And to stay in the WWE, I gotta’ compete and win. Tonight I compete against MVP, and y’know what, I’m lookin’ forward to it, I came to compete against the best and that’s just what I’m gonna’ do. In fact... not only am I gonna’ compete t’night... I’m gonna’ win.
Thank you for your time.
TJ slaps Matthews on the shoulder before turning away from him and walking off, going to get prepared for his big match later on tonight.
It’s true ladies and gentleman, in just four weeks time, the WWE will be invading the United Kingdom as RAW presents WWE Fully Loaded, and I can’t wait for that partner.
I love the UK, Michael, they really don’t see a lot of the WWE live so whenever we go there we always know we’ll get a hot crowd.
Well, they’ll get a good amount of WWE during that week, as we kick of our European Tour in the UK for Fully Loaded in the 02 Arena before heading all over Europe, with live shows scheduled for England, Scotland, Spain and Italy, it’s gonna’ be a hell of a month.
Speaking of the UK, England and Scotland’s own WWE Superstars walk onto the stage, William Regal and his Intercontinental Title around his shoulder while Drew McIntyre and Nigel McGuiness has their new World Tag Team Championships around their stomachs. Regal’s sporting a pretty suave suit while the other two have gone for a more casual look, in ring gear and tee’s which say something about The Ruthless Monarchy. The threesome reach the bottom off the ramp, and survey the arena before settling into the ring.
Last night, The Ruthless Monarchy managed to win both the Intercontinental Championship and the World Tag Team Titles – a great night for them, but it wasn’t without suspicious circumstances.
I watched last night, and credit to Drew McIntyre and Nigel McGuiness, they won the championships by their own accord without help from Regal or that unknown man who we are yet to hear about.
That unknown man you speak of interfered in the Steel Cage match last night, stopping Rey Mysterio from retaining his title via escaping the cage.
I just hope we find out more about this.
Ask and you shall receive, Mick.
A few months back...
A couple of months ago, this man right here...
~ Drew nods to Regal who nods back...
Mr. Regal recruited myself and Nigel to his group, with the promise of winning championship gold... and he kept his promise.
~ Drew smirks while Nigel points towards his belt around his waist, while the crowd let them know what they think...
That’s right, we are the new World Tag Team Champions. And we took these coveted titles from a couple of low life criminals... who didn’t deserve to hold these.
~ Regal and Drew nod at this statement while Nigel smirks...
We (points at Nigel and then at himself)
are just another great team in a long line of fantastic tag teams.
With one key difference... we are better than all of them. The Hardy Boyz (good amount of cheers despite knowing we will never see them again), Edge and Christian (another good pop for the popular Canadians), The Legion of Doom (extremely good pop) and many other teams, none hold a candle to us.
~ Crowd react with a massive amount of heat...
And we owe everything... to this man (points at Regal).
~ Regal thanks Drew while the crowd give them heat and now it’s Regal’s time to speak...
Thank you. Last night ladies and gentleman, was a great- no it was a glorious night for every British person across the world. The Monarchy is now laden in gold, just like the beautiful country of the United Kingdom is.
~ The American crowd doesn’t like this, Regal shakes his head...
Now... it is that example of disrespect which is why we cannot wait until the WWE leaves these America for brighter shores in four weeks time. In just four weeks time, the WWE is taking their flagship show to the UK, where we will be shown the respect that we deserve.
~ Nigel and Drew nod in approval...
Last night, just like Drew and Nigel did, I won championship gold by defeating one Rey Mysterio.
~ Huge pop for the mention of Rey...
Very soon... I... no... we will walk into our country... covered in gold. When I walk in as Intercontinental Champion, it is then where I will re-activate the glorious and prestigious European Championship and become the Eurocontinental Champion.
~ Regal grins...
But, there is a man I have to thank for last night, you must understand that this man was simply a back up, incase... on the off chance... Rey Mysterio would succeed in escaping the cage. Without further ado... from Preston, England... he is a champion bareknuckle fighter... please welcome to the Monarchy... WADE BARRETT!
*SURVIVAL OF THE SICKEST*
For someone so new to the WWE, Wade Barrett gets an absolute disgusting amount of heat, the newest member of the Monarchy strides out wearing a tee with the arms cut off. Barrett, wearing black and gold trunks, takes in the atmosphere, nods at Regal and his new cohorts before setting off down the ramp.
Listen to this reaction, Mick. This is what happens when you screw someone so popular as Rey Mysterio.
Yeah these fans are really giving this Wade Barrett a piece of their minds, and for good reason, Michael.
Barrett jogs up the steel steps, climbs into the ring, shakes hands with Drew, Nigel and then finally Regal before being handed a microphone from him – he stands in the centre of the ring, waiting for the fans to shut up.
Allow me to-
~ Wade doesn’t even get a chance to speak before the boos reign down on him, Nigel and Drew tell the crowd to shut up while Regal presses for Barrett to continue...
Y’know somethin’... this is exactly the reaction that Mr. Regal here told me I would get... and frankly... I don’t give a damn.
~ This just spurs the crowd on in their hatred for this man...
What Mr. Regal said was true, I am a champion bareknuckle fighter and at one underground fight, I was spotted by him and recruited into this Monarchy. I’ve beaten guys up my whole life... and this will be no different, everyone in the back is put on notice, you step in my- you step in our way we will make sure it is the last thing you do.
~ Regal, Drew and Nigel nod in approval...
Regal saw how dangerous I was, on that night I defeated seven other men to win quite a hefty pay check... but it paled in comparison to what I was being offered here.
~ Another nod from Regal...
My name is Wade Barrett... and this group right here (Barrett points at everyone) is now the most dangerous group on RAW... the most dangerous group in the WWE. No one, nobody out here, nobody in the back, and certainly not Rey Mysterio can stop us... he found that out the hard way last night.
~ A smirk appears on the face of Wade as he remembers what he did to Rey at Judgment Day... but then suddenly...
The fans nearly take the roof off the arena as the ever popular Rey Mysterio, the former Intercontinental Champion makes an appearance, walking onto the stage, not his usual jovial self – while The Monarchy turn to face the stage, in a line, Regal and Barrett in the middle and Drew and Nigel flanking them.
Who the hell do you think you are... if you’re smart you’ll turn around and head backstage, sunshine – unless you want to come down to this ring for another beating?
~ Mysterio surveys the ring, calculating his odds which don’t look good...
I came out here to say somethin’ to you... what you did last night... it was wrong.
~ Regal and Wade glance at each other, holding back laughter...
Un verdadero campeón no recluta a los hombres a hacer el trabajo sucio, el campeonato está manchado.
~ Everyone of The Monarchy mouth ‘what’...
A true champion doesn’t recruit others to do their dirty work... you aren’t a champion Regal... far from it.
I hate to break it to you, but this Intercontinental Title shows otherwise.
~ Mysterio smirks, obviously expecting that...
But now that I got what I wanted to say out the way... the second reason I came out here is because I want to fight.
~ This gets a huge pop from the crowd as Rey starts walking down the ramp, Regal the rest of The Monarchy get in position, almost disbelieving that Rey would walk into a cauldron like this... but he stops...
Hold up, just one second... you really think I’d come into that ring when the odds are that stacked against me. Y’see... I brought some back up.
~ Rey points to the stage...
*BRINGIN’ DA HOOD TO YOU*
It’s still four against three but that doesn’t stop JTG and Shad, Cryme Tyme sprinting out, to a huge pop, flowing down the ramp, joining Rey who joins the mid-run and the three of them slide into the ring.
WE HAVE A FIGHT ON OUR HANDS! Rey makes a beeline for Regal while JTG takes Nigel out with a takedown and Shad takes on both Wade and Drew on his own – his size helping him! The crowd are going absolutely crazy as lefts and rights are flying everywhere, the momentum swinging between the teams over and over! Eventually, JTG clotheslines Nigel over the top rope, and sees that Shad is in trouble as the two on one has caught up to him! He goes over to help and pulls Nigel off but gets lobbied with a huge uppercut, meanwhile Regal is still being attacked by Rey in the other corner!
Eventually Regal manages to squirm under the bottom rope and out of the ring, while Nigel runs at JTG who pulls the top rope down and he goes tumbling out of it! Meanwhile, we hear a thud and Barrett has planted Shad with a huge big boot! Shad is down but he isn’t out, he gets to his knees while Barrett makes a quick escape and joins his Monarchy stable mates on the ramp.
*THE GREAT GATE OF KIEV*
While the new RAW General Manager, Jerry Lawler gets a good reception, the two teams are still focused on each other, looking like they want to kill each other. Jerry steps onto the stage with a microphone in his hand.
Hold on a second guys! I was watchin’ backstage and wanted to make an announcement, judging my what I just saw, it’s safe to say you all hate each other. So, with that in mind I’ve got a match to make, after the commercial break, Wade Barrett... you will be in action against Cryme Tyme’s Shad!
~ This gets a pretty big pop, as the fans want to see some more action between these teams...
But everyone will be banned from ringside. And another match, since both Cryme Tyme and Rey Mysterio have rematch clauses, in four weeks time... in the United Kingdom... Cryme Tyme will team with Rey to face the World Tag Team Champions and the Intercontinental Champion... in a winner take all six man tag team match!
~ What an announcement from our General Manager who smiles at the thunderous reaction from the crowd...
Now... I want everyone bar Shad and Barrett to leave the ringside area... because we got a match!
Another pop from the crowd as Jerry backs away, pleased with his work tonight.
What an announcement from our new General Manager – a six man tag team match at Fully Loaded!
Mick Foley Winner take all as well. And what about the match made for right now, Shad and Barrett... I’m extremely interested to see how Barrett will do in a match.
We head to a commercial before the match.
The best show on Monday’s returns and it’s straight to the ring for some action.
Match Three: Singles
Shad vs. Wade Barrett
A solid match between two good men, which was made to make Wade look good on his Monday Night Raw debut. It started out slow, both men feeling each other out, but it picked up towards the latter half of the match when Shad made a come back after suffering for most of the match up to this point. Breaking out of a sleeper hold, Shad came at Barrett with shoulder block after shoulder block, picking up a near fall before connecting with a Powerbomb, only to get another near fall. Shad attempted to end it right there but Barrett stopped him and hoisted him up and brought him back down to earth with what Mick Foley called The Wasteland for the three count!!
WINNER: WADE BARRETT @ 7.17
Picking up a solid win on his Raw debut, Barrett gets to his feet and walks over to the turnbuckle, climbs up it and raises his arms in the air, before punching his own hand. Wade steps over Shad as he leaves the ring.
A very solid, impressive Raw debut for this, Wade Barrett.
An extremely impressive debut, Shad is no slouch and Barrett just defeated him.
*Backstage – Legacy Locker Room*
Indeed, we head backstage where we see the WWE Champion; Randy Orton pacing in the locker room, with Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes stood watching him, waiting on a decision.
~ Orton stops pacing and turns to face the two men...
Who are you choosin’ to face The Undertaker?
~ Orton glances between Cody and Ted...
Ted... you’re facing The Undertaker tonight.
~ No emotion from Ted, but Rhodes doesn’t look too pleased...
Hold on, I should be the one who faces Undertaker. Hell, I’ve been on the receiving end of Choke Slams and Tombstones... I deserve this shot at him and-
Deserve? You don’t deserve anything.
~ Orton gets in the face of Rhodes who doesn’t back down...
Are you kiddin’ me? I’ve took beatings for you, I’ve watched you punt my brother in the head, if anything... I deserve a shot at you.
~ This gets a slight pop from the crowd...
You want a shot at me? I don’t think you realize what you are saying... just remember before you joined this group, you were teaming with an old hack, and you weren’t going anywhere in this business. Now, you’re in the top group in the WWE, one of the two who are now hand picked to be top stars, and you want to throw that away?
~ Rhodes looks at the ground, thinking...
Fine, I’ll give you some time to think about that. But I want you to remember this moment, because if you choose to go against me, in a couple of years time you’ll be doing nothing, while Ted here is main eventing WrestleMania’s.
~ Orton smacks Ted on the shoulder who appreciates the compliment...
I expect your answer later tonight. Come on, Ted.
The WWE Champion brushes past Rhodes who watches him leave, he then looks at Ted who stares at him, he shakes his head and turns to leave, leaving Cody alone in the locker room.
*Backstage – MVP’s Locker Room*
Instead of cutting to the ring or a commercial, it’s another backstage segment where MVP is sat on a steel chair, lacing up his boots while his ‘friend’ and ‘tag team partner’ is pacing behind him.
That’s what you gotta’ do... watch out for his speed... we know how fast he is. We don’t want you goin’ on another losing streak ya’ know what I’m sayin’? We need to keep our momentum up if we want a shot at the tag team titles, and you beatin’ TJ Perkins is the first step towards that, so you need to get your head in the game and focus.
~ Kennedy continues to speak while MVP still laces up his boots...
And somethin’ else... Ric Flair told us that we’d be a great tag team and I can see why... I mean... I was the one who snapped you out of that losin’ streak a couple of months back. The way I see it, hey...
~ Kennedy stops pacing and turns to MVP who is now finished lacing up his boots, MVP turns around to face Kennedy and we notice that MVP has a pair of earphones on, this draws laughs from the crowd as Kennedy’s mouth drops and MVP takes them out...
Uh... sorry, were you sayin’ somethin’?
~ Kennedy almost facepalms...
Are you freakin’ kiddin’ me? I was doin’ what I done before... y’know givin’ you advice... just like a few months ago when I snapped you out of that losin’ streak.
~ MVP rolls his eyes...
Aw hell naw man. Will you give it a rest with the losin’ streak, I ended it on my own man, a pep talk from you wasn’t what I needed... and I don’t need one now. I realize how dangerous Perkins will be, but I’m Montel Vontavious Porter... Mr. 305, if anyone can tame The Puma... it’s M... V... P.
~ The crowd say MVP in unison with him...
That’s cute... but ya know somethin’... it occurs to me that if I hadn’t snapped you out of that losin’ streak then you wouldn’t even be in a job.
~ MVP goes to retort but Kennedy stops him...
But hey, I’ll stop goin’ on about it because I know how great of a tag team we can be, Ric Flair said it himself... so I’ll let you get ready... I’ll be watchin’ your match. And then afterwards, we’ll set our sights on the tag team titles... and because I’m in the team... we will win them... because my name is MISSSTTTTEEEERRRR... KENNEDDDDYYYYYY!
~ Here it comes...
MVP doesn’t look to pleased with Kennedy’s cocky attitude towards him as he watches him leave. MVP shakes his head as we head to a commercial break.
Indeed, the fans go absolutely crazy as one of their favourites steps out from behind the curtain, wearing his usual kit with a ‘HBK’ vest on. Shawn Michaels hops his way down the ramp before kneeling on it and raising his hands in the air, setting off a huge pyrotechnic display behind him. He slaps a few hands afterwards before finishing his journey to the ring.
It’s the moment all Shawn Michaels fans have been waiting for, after his injury at Backlash, he has returned tonight and looks in fine form, Mick.
Oh yes, I know Shawn personally, even going so far to sayin’ we are friends, and he said to me earlier that he was so lookin’ forward to getting back in that ring tonight.
In the ring, HBK is stood with a microphone.
~ He’s cut off by a barrage of HBK chants...
Thank you for that. Y’know, it takes losing the thing you love before you truly realize how much you love it... and that thing is... this. All of you, every night I came out here and had your support, and tonight is no difference... and I thank you all for that.
~ The fans applaud and Michaels replies in kind by applauding them...
I did... I truly missed coming out and performing... putting on a show that only good ol’ HBK can.
~ Lots of cheers...
That’s right... The Showstoppa’, The Main Event... Mister WrestleMania is back... and he’s better than ever.
~ Another batch of cheers for Michaels...
When I was sat on my couch watching everythin’ which was goin’ on, it was then I realized that this is my life. I can’t do anything else... this is me. I watched with envy at everyone else coming out here and ‘rasslin’ in this ring.
~ Michaels pauses, thinking of what to say next...
But I did watch one person with interest... and that man’s name is... The Undertaker.
~ Huge pop for the mention of ‘The Deadman’...
I sat in San Antonio and watched him... I went back and watched the WrestleMania match over and over... I think I actually lost count.
~ Michaels pauses...
And when I was watching... I realized what went wrong. I realized that it was one... one tiny mistake which cost me ending The Deadman’s streak.
~ Bit of a mixed reaction...
One mistake, if not for that mistake then I’d have ended the streak. And I know that I can defeat The Undertaker, I know he knows it too, and I guess it’s lucky that he was drafted to Raw because that means one thing...
~ HBK turns to the stage...
Undertaker... I’m challen-
THE MIZ SUDDENLY SPRINTS INTO THE RING AND ATTACKS MICHAELS FROM BEHIND!
He drops down onto him like a Lion hunting its prey, he clubs away at the back of The Heartbreak Kid, before turning him over and going to work on the forehead!
‘This is disgusting!’
The Miz climbs off Michaels and takes his shirt off, and pulls him to his feet before PLANTING HIM WITH THE SKULL CRUSHING FINALE! And he leaves The Heartbreak Kid down and out in the centre of the ring.
‘Did you forget about me, huh?!
Miz kneels down beside Michaels.
‘Forget about The Undertaker because you have me to deal with.’
With the crowd booing him, The Miz gets to his feet and exits the ring, before backing up the ramp, while Michaels lies with his face buried in the mat.
It seems The Miz has just made a huge statement, attacking Shawn Michaels who I think was in the middle of challenging The Undertaker to a rematch.
He very well might be, but he has to forget about him because now he has to deal with a fired up Miz.
We fade to a commercial break...
The crowd respond with a solid cheer as TJ Perkins arrives on the stage, he poses for the fans before setting his eyes on the ring.
TJ Perkins has had a rollercoaster ride of a first month here on Raw, managing to defeat Jack Swagger and then having his fist match on Pay-per-view.
But he needs to make sure that he keeps his momentum going, and to do that he needs to beat MVP, no easy feat.
Another good, but louder cheer for the arrival of MVP, who has Mr. Kennedy in toe who seems to be giving him a pep talk but Porter isn’t too pleased with hearing the words. He tries to block Kennedy out as he sets his sights on Perkins.
After the advice of Ric Flair, MVP and Kennedy have been working as a team, but it seems MVP is getting tired of Kennedy’s cocky attitude.
I can see why, it seems he won’t stop goin’ on about MVP’s losing streak that he is on.
Match Four: Singles
MVP w/Mr. Kennedy vs. TJ Perkins
This match was all about the styles meshing together, and it did just that as MVP and Perkins put on a top quality match. With Kennedy playing cheerleader at ringside, MVP took advantage early on, wearing down TJ, by attacking his legs to take out his high flying arsenal. Kennedy continued to cheer MVP on, but with a hint of cockiness, and you could see MVP was getting tired of it. Eventually, TJ found a way back into the match, connecting with a few stiff kicks and then going all out with some of his best moves including a standing corkscrew moonsault and a front chancery suplex which got a near fall. Kennedy was shaking his head and face palming at everything that happened to MVP, but he managed to get into the match once again, and looked to end it with The Ballin’ Elbow but TJ rolled out the way and hit a Roundhouse kick, and then went to the top rope and connected with the 450 Splash.
WINNER: TJ PERKINS @ 11.23
A huge victory for the newest member of the Raw roster, and he knows it as he slowly gets to his feet, and poses for the crowd on the turnbuckle. MVP manages to get to his feet and TJ drops down, turns around to face MVP who extends his hand and the two men shake each others hands in a show of respect.
Great show of respect between these two athletes after a great match, but ladies and gentleman we aren’t done tonight because after the commercial break The Undertaker will take on Ted DiBiase and we are still to get Cody Rhodes answer to Randy Orton’s question. Join us after this break.
While we head to a commercial, we see MVP walking up the ramp with Kennedy beside him, who continues to tell MVP not to worry about it, everyone loses now and again, but Porter rolls his eyes at his ‘friend’.
A good sized amount of heat is directed at Ted DiBiase who walks onto the stage without either Randy Orton or Cody Rhodes.
Despite facing The Undertaker here tonight, Ted DiBiase looks very calm and collected.
And that might be why Randy Orton chose him to face The Deadman.
The roof nearly comes off as The Deadman slowly walks onto the stage, and The Undertaker continues his way down the ramp, his gaze set on the ring.
The entrance never fails to send shivers down my spine.
I’ve been in that ring when that gong hits and The Undertaker walks out, and it’s very intimidating.
Main Event: Singles
The Undertaker vs. Ted DiBiase
This match started off slow, with DiBiase ducking from The Undertaker’s advances before cheating to get ahead. Ted was on top for most of the match, without the help of his Legacy brethren but The Deadman made a comeback the only way he knows how. Taking it to the son of the Million Dollar Man and attempting to put him away with The Last Ride but the WWE Champion, Randy Orton appeared, sprinting down the ramp and jumping onto the apron. The Undertaker put DiBiase down and smashed Orton in the face with a right fist, but then Ted attempted to hit Dream Street, only for ‘Taker to counter into the Choke Slam for the win!
WINNER: THE UNDERTAKER @ 7.47
The Undertaker has done it! Despite interference from the WWE Champion, he is now headed to Fully Loaded to face Randy Orton!
There we have it folks-
Michael stops in his tracks as Orton blindsides ‘Taker, forcing him into the corner and pounding on him with right fists. But, The Undertaker manages to power out, forcing his rival back a few paces, and then grabbing him by the throat!
BUT CODY RHODES IS IN THE RING!
He grabs Undertaker from behind and MANAGES TO PLANT HIM WITH CROSSRHODES!
‘God damn it’
‘It seems we have Rhodes’ answer’
Rhodes and the current WWE Champion awkwardly stare at each other, and eventually Ted DiBiase is back on his feet watching his two stable mates facing off. Eventually though... the two men shake hands and seemingly making amends from earlier on!
The last thing we see as the broadcast goes on the air if Legacy, united, standing over The Undertaker with no commentary and the crowd booing them loudly.
CURRENT CARD FOR WWE FULLY LOADED
Location: O2 Arena: London – England
WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. The Undertaker
Intercontinental Championship + World Tag Team Championship
The Ruthless Monarchy © vs. Rey Mysterio & Cryme Tyme
I'll be the first to admit that this isn't my best show, in fact - I think it's possibly the worst one I've posted in this thread. Something just didn't feel right when I read back through it, but to be completely honest, I can't be bothered deleting it and writing a completely new show. So, I pressed on with coding this, and while I think the writing isn't that great, it gets me from point A to point B.
Also, I get that some people might find the appointment of Jerry Lawler as Raw General Manager a bit of a boring choice, but right now for what I have planned, I need a GM who will be in the background and not be in the spotlight as opposed to what Raw's had in the past. Enjoy.