Re: WWE 2006 & Beyond by DDMac
Monday Night RAW (Recap)
October 2, 2006
The night starts off with a tag team match up, Luther Reigns and Mark Jindrak taking on “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and Eugene for a shot at the World Tag Team Titles. AMW watch from ringside as Reigns and Jindrak destroy their opponents, regaining some of the credibility they lost in last week’s battle royal. Reigns eventually hits Duggan with a modified swinging neck breaker to pick up the pinfall victory.
Inside of The Rated R Army’s locker room, a huge argument breaks out between “The Phenomenal” Ken Doane and Johnny Nitro. “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters doesn’t make the situation any better, as he takes every opportunity to put over his win against RVD last week. Lita tries to get a word in but eventually gives up, simply storming out of the locker room. Nobody notices though as they are at each other’s throats and without their leader, Edge, things don’t look bright for the future.
Once we return from the commercial break, inside of the office of Mr. McMahon, whom is on his cell phone. Vinnie Mac is apparently on with Edge, talking about a potential title match. Vince says he cant give him one right now but hopefully some time in the future, which cause Edge to hang up. McMahon throws his cell phone down on the couch in frustration.
John Bradshaw Layfield has the worst timing in the world as he storms into McMahon’s office and begins yelling about Stone Cold Steve Austin, saying something needs to be done about The Rattlesnake. McMahon says JBL is right and makes Stone Cold vs. JBL for Bad Blood!! Bradshaw tries to plead but McMahon will have none of it, kicking JBL from his office.
Our second match up of the night takes place between Randy Orton and Chris Benoit. The two men put on a hell of a contest, going about fifteen minutes. Orton comes close to victory on several occasions but eventually Chris Benoit locks in the Crossface!! The Big Show (w/Paul Heyman) makes his way down to the ring, causing a distraction and Benoit lets go of the hold. Benoit turns around right into an RKO!!! Orton picks up the win!
The Big Show slowly gets into the ring and Orton bails wanting no part of the mammoth 500 pounder. The referee attempts to reason with Show … only to receive a CHOKESLAM for his efforts. Show then lifts Benoit up but The Crippler fights back, hitting him with right hands before shooting off of the ropes but Show catches a weakened Benoit, presses him over his head and flings him over the top rope!!
Interview with the WWE Champion Shawn Michaels. HBK just expresses his confidence with his upcoming title match against Taker next week, showing no fear of The Undertaker. Michaels also discusses his main event match tonight against Umaga. The lights begin to flicker off and on with sounds of static playing. HBK shows no fear, sarcastically asking Maria if she’s responsible for this, before smirking and walking away.
In a non-title match up, “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters defeats the Intercontinental Champion Carlito, using a roll up and a hook of the tights for the pinfall victory.
Interview with Armando Alejandro Estrada and Umaga. Estrada puts over the dominance of the Samoan Bulldozer, bringing up his destruction of Mick Foley at Unforgiven and the domination of Charlie Haas last week. He also says once he defeats Michaels here tonight, McMahon will have no choice but to give him a WWE title match in the future.
The WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James goes one on one with Trish Stratus. Trish gains the upper hand and looks like she may have the title in hand, but Mickie has the belt in her hand!! … Mickie drills Trish with the belt, causing the disqualification and escaping with the title once more.
After the commercial break, we head to our main event, pitting “The Samoan Bulldozer” Umaga vs. the WWE Champion, “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels. HBK and Umaga put on a good match up with neither man giving an inch. After some interference by Estrada, Umaga manages to hit the Samoan Spike on HBK and pins the WWE Champion!!!
Umaga and Estrada put a two on one beat down on Michaels until the lights go out!!! The Undertaker appears in the ring and brawls with Umaga, knocking him out of the ring. Michaels then drops Estrada with Sweet Chin Music. HBK and Taker have a stare down as the commentators, Ross and Lawler, give the hard sell for the WWE Title match on RAW next week.
END OF SHOW
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Date: November 5, 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia; Georgia Dome
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