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Monday Night Raw
Monday August 7, 2006
Greensboro, North Carolina
Raw opens up with a special edition of the Cutting Edge. The Cutting Edge hasn’t been seen on Raw since January earlier in the year. Edge makes his way down the ramp, hyping himself up after his attack on Ric Flair last week. Edge shows the video numerous times, sometimes even in slow motion to make it more dramatic. Edge says that since Flair isn’t here tonight and will be lucky if he makes it to SummerSlam, now his goal is to take out the team captain. Edge was about to introduce his guest but instead out comes Shawn Michaels! Edge smiles with apparently HBK supposed to have being the guest later tonight. HBK calls Edge a low coward. Someone that attacks someone from behind is very low. HBK says that tonight Edge is going to get what he deserves. Edge then asks HBK what is that? HBK sits back and ponders on this for a bit but out of nowhere, he takes out Edge with the Sweet Chin Music. HBK then gets into the face of Edge and says “That!” Michaels was about to leave but as he turns around, Edge’s teammate Randy Orton makes his way down to the ring. Orton is standing behind Michaels and HBK has no clue! He turns around right into the RKO as Orton helps his teammate back onto his feet! Orton then watches as out runs John Cena. Orton slides out of the ring and pulls Edge out with him. Cena checks on his team captain at SummerSlam. Mr. McMahon now comes over the titantron and says that since John Cena wants to get involved tonight, we’re going to have ourselves a huge match tonight. It won’t be Edge vs. HBK tonight because it’s going to be the team of John Cena and Shawn Michaels teaming together to take on Rated RKO! Everybody goes wild in the arena, knowing they have a huge main event ahead of them later tonight along with the Extreme Rules Match.
The night kicks off with a match between Carlito and Booker T. Both men have had their differences in the past for a while now, heading back to late June or so. Booker works over Carlito as Carlito had tried for a Back Cracker but missed and hit his back on the mat. Booker worked over the back of course; bending it in ways it shouldn’t be bent. The fans are booing Booker as he continues to wear down the young fan favorite. Booker tries taking down Carlito with a Houston Side Kick but Carlito ducked and Booker got hung up on the ropes. Carlito runs over and clotheslines Booker over the top of the ropes sending both men to the outside. Carlito starts pounding on Booker on the outside and the ref is trying to break it up as both men are rolling on the ground, hitting each other hard. The ref continues to try to break it up but he can’t get any control and he calls for the bell! The ref has deemed this match a No Contest. JR says that he has just been informed that at SummerSlam, there will be a rematch between both of these men.
After this match backstage, we see Charlie Haas warming up backstage. He is getting ready for his next tag match tonight. Haas is stretching and much more but talking to someone. The camera doesn’t cut over to reveal who it is but we never hear the other man talk either. Haas says let’s go and it only shows Haas making his way out of the locker room. It blanks out and heads to a commercial.
We come back after the commercial break for our second match. Cade and Murdoch are already in the ring, awaiting one of their opponents that they know. Haas’s music plays and out walks Haas but behind him is Big Vis! Viscera makes his way down the ramp with Haas. Both get down to the ring as the match begins. It is a relatively short match anyways as Haas works most of the match, trying to push his storyline right now. Cade and Murdoch do their best to work over Haas but Haas was able to fight back and hit Cade with a three trio of German Suplexes. Haas then made the tag into Viscera as Viscera came in. Vis knocks down Cade with a clothesline and as Murdoch runs at him, Vis looks to catch him for a Powerslam and he does! Viscera runs off the ropes looking to hit the Big Vis Splash onto Murdoch but Cade pulled Murdoch out of the way. Cade runs over and knocks Haas off the ropes as Vis gets back onto his feet! Cade and Murdoch both run at the same time and hit the Sweet and Sour to score the win! Haas gets back to his feet to realize that he has once again lost in another tag match! Haas makes his way to the back as we head to the back ourselves.
We cut backstage to see Todd Grisham standing by with Chris Jericho and Chuck Palumbo. Todd asks Jericho how he is preparing for the Extreme Rules Match later tonight but Jericho stops him right there. Jericho says that Sabu does not scare him at all. Unlike Sabu, Jericho has made a living in normal wrestling matches. Jericho says that tonight he steps out of his environment but that Sabu better be ready for the Jericho experience. Jericho walks off as Palumbo gives a quick look to Grisham as we head to another break.
A new Cryme Tyme video airs this week, this time having both the characters of JTG and Shad in a shopping mall. Both men go up to a man at a vending machine. The man pushes the buttons but the candy bar gets stuck in the machine. Shad shakes the machine causing the candy bar to fall out for the man and as he goes to bend down to get the candy bar; JTG grabs the man’s wallet. The man walks off thanking Cryme Tyme for their good deed as they both look at the money and count it. Shad elbows the machine before he leaves and money comes out of the cash part! The promo ends with Shad and JTG gathering coins off the floor.
We head backstage to see Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro standing back with Melina. Charlie Haas happens to walk by as MNM crack a laugh at Haas. Haas asks MNM if they think something is funny. Nitro says that he can’t take Haas serious as a wrestler, whether it’s singles or tag! The crowd boos this comment as Haas looks at Nitro. Haas gets into Nitro’s face and says “Just wait” Those tag titles right there will be mine one day. Mercury then says “You can’t win them by yourself” and Haas gives a glare to Mercury. Haas walks off as MNM all laugh at Haas after he suffered another tag loss earlier tonight.
After the break, we have our third match of the night, that being Mickie James taking on Melina. Victoria has been barred from ringside tonight to prevent interference during the match. Mickie and Melina both put on a fairly good match with both women putting there all in the match. Melina does get a decent bunch of offense in showing that she does have a future in the women’s division. Mercury and Nitro are at ringside on commentary, watching their “woman” wrestle. It went downhill for Melina after she missed a kick to Mickie as Mickie went on the offense from there planting Melina with a Bulldog and then finishing her off with her finisher, the Mickie DDT! Mickie got the cover for the win. Mickie slides to the outside as both Mercury and Nitro slide into the ring to check on Melina. Mickie backs her way up the ramp looking at Melina and she gets to the top whenever Victoria pummels Mickie from behind with the Women’s Championship! Victoria stands over Mickie with a sick and twisted face with the title around her shoulder now.
The SummerSlam video airs.
We come back from the break to see John Cena and Shawn Michaels with Maria. Both men are questioned how they are feeling heading into the match next. Cena and Michaels say they are pumped for tonight and that Rated RKO stands no chance. Michaels says that since Edge took it on his own to take out Flair, Michaels will take it up on his own to lay out Edge. Cena and Michaels say a bit more about Rated RKO as we head down to ringside for the match.
The fourth match of the night is the huge tag match pitting Shawn Michaels and John Cena against Rated RKO. This turns out to be a great tag match with both teams getting a good amount of offense on one another. They both get decent time in the ring too with one another as right now, it sees Michaels being worked over by Edge and Orton. Edge late in the match tried to spear Michaels but Michaels sidestepped Edge and Edge stops himself before running into the pole. Edge turns around right into an Atomic Drop from Michaels. Orton tries running into the ring but Michaels hits him with some repeated rights. Cena comes in and runs over clotheslining Orton and himself over! Cena starts pummeling on Orton on the outside as it’s now down to Michaels and Edge. Michaels starts to tune up the band as we see Christian make his way down the ramp. Christian jumps onto the ropes but Michaels greets him with Sweet Chin Music! Michaels turns around and Edge charges at him and connects with the Spear! One…Two…Thre! Broken up by Cena! Cena stopped pummeling Orton long enough to save the match for his team. Edge starts pulling his hair out, enraged that he could have just lost the match there. He still can’t believe it. Edge gets back onto his feet, looking for another Spear onto Michaels but as Michaels turns around, Edge charges right into the Sweet Chin Music. Michaels falls on top of him and gets the win! Cena and Michaels celebrate in the ring as Orton, Christian, and Edge are all down right now. Cena and Michaels both raise their hands to the crowd celebrating their win.
After the long match and the commercial break, we cut backstage to see Triple H talking with Mr. McMahon. Both men seem to be talking about SummerSlam whenever all of a sudden, Stone Cold Steve Austin comes barging in. McMahon looks ultra pissed about last week whenever Stone Cold stunnered McMahon in the ring. Austin asks how McMahon is feeling. At this time, Hunter walks out telling McMahon he’ll see him later. McMahon says that he is tired of people that rebel against his power like you Steve. Steve says that McMahon just needs a drink and Austin hands him a cold beer. Austin even pops it open but McMahon throws it in the face of Austin. Austin wipes his face off, not enjoying what McMahon just did. Austin challenges McMahon to a match next week in that damn ring and asks the fans to give him a Hell Yeah if they want to see this match! The fans give a loud Hell Yeah! McMahon says that Austin won’t be getting a match with him next week but he will have a match next week! It will be the match that has been being built up for two months; Christian meets Stone Cold Steve Austin next week, one on one! Austin still smiles, and walks out!
We had another break after that promo as we come back to our fifth match tonight, a quick match between the Intercontinental Champion, Shelton Benjamin and Val Venis. Venis does get a good amount of offense in as this is not a normal squash match but does make both men look good in the ring tonight. Venis missed a key spot in the match as he went for the Money Shot but Benjamin mustered enough strength to roll out of the way. The fans booed Benjamin, as he was able to take the win after that hitting Venis with a huge kick to the back of the head. Shortly after, Benjamin grabbed Venis and hit the T-Bone Suplex taking the win. Benjamin goes to celebrate his win but he sees Hardy at the top of the ramp! Hardy motions the title will be his at SummerSlam as Benjamin waves him off, holding the title high.
We head backstage after this to see Rob Van Dam, the WWE Champion, and Sabu both talking backstage. RVD says that Sabu got a huge win last week but this week, he’s in his own environment. Sabu points to the sky as RVD then says that no matter what happens in that ring, RVD’s got your back man! Both men make their way down to ringside for the main event!
Our main event takes place with Sabu taking on Chris Jericho in the Extreme Rules Match. Both men do put on a good main event and it shows in the ring. Some decent spots take place as they both of course use the chair on early on. Sabu was able to hit the Triple Jump Moonsault with the chair but he didn’t get the win as Palumbo broke that up. RVD and Palumbo both got back into it again but the ref broke them up at ringside. Sabu went to the outside grabbing a table from underneath before setting it up and rolling Jericho onto it in the ring. Sabu makes his way up to the top rope, looking to jump off with the Leg Drop through the table but Jericho rolled off as Sabu landed on the table hard! Jericho wastes no time running off the ropes hitting the Lionsault but he only gets a two. Jericho throws a chair hard at Sabu’s head sending Sabu back reeling. The number one contender walks over to Sabu and tells Palumbo to throw in a trashcan and a chair. Palumbo does as told and Jericho places the table in the corner. Sabu took this time to grab the chair and hit Jericho with it. Jericho goes flying into the corner, and Sabu places him on the table. Sabu places a chair right in front of Jericho. Sabu runs looking for the Air Sabu but Jericho moves and Sabu goes flying through the table! Jericho takes a quick breather before throwing an arm over Sabu! The fans boo this cheap cover but Jericho gets the win anyways! Palumbo congratulates Jericho on the outside as RVD gets into the ring. Palumbo stands in RVD’s way. Palumbo helps Jericho up while Jericho is staring up at RVD. RVD throws his hand out, asking for a handshake. Jericho looks down at it and refuses as the show ends with RVD holding his WWE title and Palumbo holding Jericho up with both men staring one another down.
Banner Credit: Crazian
Sunday August 20, 2006
Los Angeles, California
Official Theme Song: Enemy by Fozzy
Rob Van Dam (c) w/ Sabu vs. Chris Jericho w/ Chuck Palumbo
Triple Threat Match
Kurt Angle (c) vs. JBL vs. Mark Henry
Steel Cage Showdown
Team McMahon (Triple H, Christian, and Rated RKO) vs. Team Michaels (Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, John Cena, and Stone Cold Steve Austin)
Last Ride Match - The Final Encounter
Batista vs. The Undertaker
United States Championship
Mr. Kennedy (c) vs. Rey Mysterio
Shelton Benjamin (c) vs. Jeff Hardy
Booker T vs. Carlito
More Matches TBA
I didn't really think I was going to have much time so I decided to go ahead and recap Raw. There is also a possibility a Smackdown recap will go up for this week's Smackdown too. Then there will only be ONE week of shows after this.