Re: Being The Booker
The journey is almost complete. Six days separate us from WrestleMania 23, and General Managers of both Raw and Smackdown have pulled out all the stops to create an unforgettable week leading into New Orleans this Sunday, with Raw and Smackdown united for one week only.
And Eric Bischoff has taken full advantage of having both rosters at his disposal, naming two massive matches for tonights show, live from Atlanta. The first being of course, the main event, WWE Champion Rob Van Dam and Chris Jericho vs former tag team partners Edge and Christian ... with World Champion John Cena as the special guest referee, all the ingredients for a massive explosion of epic proportions. RVD, Edge and Jericho meet on Sunday for the WWE title, and of course, Christian and Cena compete for the World Championship at WrestleMania. After Chris Jerichos actions on Smackdown, can he co-exist with Van Dam, and will Edge be preapred to even give them the chance before looking, not only for revenge on Jericho, but for a chance to send a message to the WWE Champion?? And, of course, how will Cena call the action, knowing he faces Christian in just six days ... and will Captain Charisma use the opportunity to try and push The Champs buttons?? Not only does recent history come into play in this match, but given the history between Edge and Christian alone, not to forget Christian and Chris Jericho ... is the Phillips Arena big enough to hold this animosity???
Then, in a preview of sorts before the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania it's an eight man tag, featuring the eight men that compete for the lucrative contract, granting the winner a world title opportunity for anytime in the next twelve months. The four qualifiers from Raw; Finlay, Umaga, Randy Orton and Shelton Benjamin join forces to face their four counterparts from Smackdown; MVP, Carlito, Paul London and Charlie Haas. With so much talent in one ring, with so much to prove, could the tension spill over just six days from WrestleMania?? And, will we see the Smackdown alliance join the other three men from Raw to eliminate Umaga, as planned by MVP?? Find out on Raw.
Last week, Mister Kennedy defeated one half of Straight Edge; CM Punk in a hard hitting contest. This week, Kennedy, six days shy of teaming with MNM for his opportunity to reclaim the Intercontinental Title, faces Punks partner, Greg Helms. Can Helms do what his partner fell short of and defeat Kennedy?? Momentum will be key for both men, looking to pick up as much as possible heading into the ultra-important 8 person tag at WrestleMania with the World Tag Team, Womens and Intercontinental Titles all on the line. Will either man buckle under the pressure heading towards the Big Easy??
Smackdown ended amidst bedlam on Friday night, as the McMahon Family Empire orchestrated a sick beating upon the Iron Man Brock Lesnar. Lesnar had been lulled to Corpus Christi under the pretence that Steve Austin wanted a face to face showdown. In the end, it was all a cunning plan by the sick, twsited Game, and his in-laws, as they brought an army of Raw superstars to beat down Triple H's opponent in six days time. The Game then sent a sickening message to Lesnar, blasting him with a sledgehammer, knocking him out cold. Lesnar will not be in Atlanta tonight, nor will he be in attendance on Friday, but the Iron Man WILL be ready for WrestleMania, but will that be against doctors orders?? Tonight, we are set to hear from the McMahon Family Empire, and most importantly, Triple H, just three days after destroying his adversary, whom he meets at WrestleMania.
And, with Shawn Michaels looking to address last weeks eerie video by Mick Foley, tonight promises to be a rollercoaster ride, the final Raw ON THE ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA!!!
Edge & Christian vs Rob Van Dam & Chris Jericho /Referee; John Cena
Finlay, Umaga, Randy Orton & Shelton Benjamin vs Paul London, Carlito, MVP & Charlie Haas
Mister Kennedy vs Greg Helms
The Undertaker in action!!
And, Shawn Michaels speaks out!!
RAW UP SATURDAY~!!