Raw - Monday night Wars have begun...
RAW , July 26th 2004; Portland:
Highlights of last weeks battle royal, with Jericho earning a title shot at SummerSlam.
J.R & King welcome us to RAW. They announce tonightís main event as a 6 man tag: HBK, Y2J and Sting vs. Batista, Matt Morgan and Kane. They also tell us that Randy Orton will be in a two on one match against the Dudleyz in a table match.
1st Match: Intercontinental Championship Match:
Matt Hardy vs. Test
Finish: In a decent opener, Hardy scores the win after a twist of fate.
We go to an interview with Gail Kim, she is asked about her injury and what she hopes to achieve now that she is back on RAW. She says her goal is to take the Womenís championship from Trish Stratus.
Evolution talk in their locker room. Orton says that it is unfair to treat the champion like the way Foley has been of late.
Gail Kim vs. Jazz w/ T. Long
Finish: Gail overcomes both Long and jazz to get a victory in her first match back from injury. Afterwards, Trish runs to the ring and attempts to hit Kim with the belt. Gail moves and then hits Trish with a clothesline.
We return with an interview with Steven Richards. He talks about having an opportunity at becoming Hardcore Champion tonig- then he is Gored by Rhyno. Rhyno comments that Richards wont be having any title matches tonight. He laughs and walks off.
Chris Jericho comes to the ring. He says that last week he was inspired. He says that like he said last week, he is haunted by his loss at Sky Dome at WM X8. He then says he has come to far now to just let this opportunity slip. He then guarantees to take Orton down town to China town at SummerSlam. Evolution then interrupt. Orton tells Jericho he was impressed last week, but really, Jericho isnít good enough to be the champ. He tells Jericho of all the legends he has disposed of. Y2J then reminds Orton, that while he may not be considered a legend, he has beaten the top names in this sport, and even beat Austin and The Rock in the same night to become the FIRST ever Undisputed Champion. Orton tells Y2J that that was then, and this is now, and reality is gonna hit Jericho hard, and when he looks up at this reality, all he will see is Evolution standing over him.
Highlights of the confrontation last week between Edge and Christian with Booker T and Goldust, as well as highlights from their involvement in the Battle Royal.
Booker T w/ Goldust vs. Edge w/ Christian
Finish: Both Christian and Goldust get involved. They are both ordered to the back. Edge argues with the referee over his decision, and Booker takes advantage with a Bookend for the win.
Backstage, Mick Foley shouts at Rhyno. He tells Rhyno that because of what he did, RVD has two broken ribs, and has been coughing up blood for the last week. Rhyno smiles. Foley then tells him that if he wants to be noticed so much, heís got his Hardcore Title shot at Raven later.
HBK talks to Y2J. He congratulates him and wishes him the best of luck at SummerSlam. They agree to put their differences aside for tonightís match.
Edge, Christian and Trish sit backstage, shocked. They all talk about this being such a bad night for all three of them. They try to think of what has went wrong.
4th Match: Handicap Table Match:
Randy Orton vs. Dudley Boyz
Finish: The Dudz control most of the match after a short period of dominance for Orton. They look set to end the match with a 3D when Batista and Flair run to the ring and pull out Bubba. Orton reverses on Dí Von and hits an RKO through the table. He wins the match and Evolution celebrate in the ring.
Interview with Kane. He tells Coach that at Summer Slam, he is going to make HBK bleed like a pig, and wont stop there. Once HBK is bleeding, he is going to disect him limb from limb, and he is going to make sure Michaels own family wont be able to recognise him. He laughs, and then walks off.
We return with a showdown between Mick Foley and Evolution. Orton taunts Foley, asking him what match is he going to put him in next. Foley tells Orton next week it will be Evolution vs. The Dudley Boyz & Jericho.
Highlight package is shown of Rhynos recent actions.
5th Match: Hardcore Championship Match:
Raven vs. Rhyno
Finish: After a short but physical match, Rhyno nails a gore through a table for the win. He celebrates with an evil and psychotic look in the eye.
Evolution talk backstage. They say that Foley will regret the way he has screwed with them lately.
A SummerSlam Classic is shown: The first ever TLC match at SummerSlam 2000.
Main Event: 6 Man Tag:
Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels and Sting vs. Kane, Matt Morgan and Batista
Finish: At the end of a well paced encounter, Jericho locks on the Walls of Jericho on Batista. Orton runs to the ring and hits Y2J with an RKO. This ends the match via DQ. Evolution continue the beat down on Jericho. Meanwhile, Kane hitís a choke slam on HBK onto the steel ramp way. He stands over HBKs prone body with his evil smile. The show ends with Evolution beating up Jericho, and then one last look at Kane standing over HBK.
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