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19th November 2007
Syracuse, New York
SURVIVOR SURVIVES FALL OUT!
ORTON SURVIVES AGAIN!
Randy Orton’s incredible record at the Survivor Series continued last night as he was the last man standing against Team HBK to become the sole survivor in four of the five elimination matches he has been in at the event. The WWE Champion has been on a role since winning the title at No Mercy and after overcoming the odds of 3 to 1 when Mr. Kennedy was eliminated, he was somehow able to defeat Chris Jericho, The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels to cement his status as the WWE Champion. With that said, Orton is bound to be in good spirits when Raw comes to Syracuse tonight.
THE KING OVERCOMES THE BOSS – BUT WHO’S McMAHON JR?
In what was the most personal match up last night, Mr. McMahon fell foul of his son-in-law, Triple H in one of the bloodiest street fight’s ever seen. Giving as good as he got for the most part, Mr. McMahon eventually fell at the feet of The Game before being taken to a local medical facility close by in New Jersey. We learnt earlier today that he is still there, but it is just precautionary, meaning that the Chairman of the Board will not be on hand tonight.
But after the bombshell dropped last week by Triple H, just who is Mr. McMahon’s son? The Game admitted to his father-in-law that he and Stephanie had approached the mother of the illegitimate child and her attorney before Hornswoggle was announced as the newest addition of the McMahon family. Only Triple H and Stephanie had agreed a deal with both the attorney and mother for them to make out that the little guy was the son when he wasn’t. So now we know the truth, it appears that we have to wait and see to find out who actually is Mr. McMahon Jr. Just how long will we have to wait?
It appears that a situation could be developing between two of Raw’s biggest ego’s. Last night in the main event, Mr. Kennedy found himself being eliminated as he collected a chair and smashed it across Jericho’s skull. However, that chair shot resulted in Jericho being eliminated from the match as Randy Orton took full advantage of Kennedy’s ruthlessness. Neither man is likely to forget last night’s actions when they walk into the OnCenter in New York.
JEFF RETAINS BUT PAYS THE PRICE
In what was always going to be an incredible and competitive match, Jeff Hardy was able to retain his Intercontinental Championship, eliminating Elijah Burke to finish off the match. However, there were consequences for the rainbow haired warrior as CM Punk was also a survivor in the match up, but was a victim of a blind tag from Jeff who finished the match while Punk was recovering on the outside. Just as Jeff started celebrating, it appeared that Punk entered the ring to congratulate his partner, but that wasn’t the case as we soon found out when Punk hit Jeff with the GTS. Just why did Punk do this? The straight edge superstar will be in action tonight, and maybe we’ll find out what’s going through his mind.
WE HAVE NEW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS
Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch’s reign title reign finally came to an end last night as they were unable to cheat their way to victory. Up against three other teams, The Redneck Wrecking Crew managed to survive until the end when the fell just short as Paul London and Brian Kendrick stunned the champions as they took the titles away from Texas. Tonight the two teams will meet in a six person tag team match, just what kind of response will we get from the new and former champions?
CHAMPION STEALS ONE
Beth Phoenix last night met her toughest challenge to date as Womens Champions as she had her back against the wall against both Mickie James and Victoria. Both were gunning for The Glamazon and her title, but they both fell short as Phoenix took full advantage of a Widow’s Peak on Mickie James by throwing Victoria to the outside straight away and then covered Mickie to retain her title. And tonight she will team up with The Redneck Wrecking Crew to take on the new World Tag Team Champions and Mickie James. Will The Glamazon’s luck carry on tonight?
CONFIRMED FOR RAW THIS WEEK
Cody Rhodes vs. Carlito
Paul London, Brian Kendrick & Mickie James vs. Lance Cade, Trevor Murdoch & Beth Phoenix
Chris Jericho & CM Punk in action