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Re: WWE: The Platinum Era
Thanks a bunch for the comments, Legend. The one thing I'll address is the idea of the Steel Cage Match. Originally, I was considering it, but with the way in which this feud began (in irl before this thread began) with Henry tearing the door off the cage, with the door locked mind you, having them locked in a cage was an option that I didn't feel would work if Henry could simply tear the cage apart. Now, as far as MSN goes, you just need to make sure you're not on at some ungodly hour for a change.
Thread is moving pretty quickly now,and I'm enjoying it. Here's a RAW preview, with a show set to follow in a few days.
February 13th, 2006 | Preview
This Monday, RAW is set to emanate from the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina, and one man is on everyone’s mind right now: Kurt Angle. Ever since being the last man eliminated in the Royal Rumble, ‘The Olympic Hero’ has been on a rampage, attempting to attack the two men who he holds his responsible for costing him the Rumble: the WWE Champion, Edge, and John Cena. Two weeks ago, Angle finished the show with a sneak attack on Cena, hitting him with the Angle Slam as part of a vicious assault after being warned of staying away by RAW General Manager, Eric Bischoff, prompting Bischoff to bar him from the arena last week. Angle, however, would not be restrained, again appearing at the end of last week to hit Cena with the Angle Slam and leave him lying as the broadcast came to a close. Despite none of the three men being scheduled for action as of yet on RAW, all eyes are on Angle, and what he will be doing this week.
Last week we saw Shawn Michaels going one on one with Gregory Helms in what looked to be an early candidate for match of 2006, as Helms and Michaels showed how evenly matched there were for near fifteen minutes of crisp action. The end of that match, however, came when Shane McMahon appeared and distracted Shawn Michaels, as a result costing him the match. While Helms is again in action this week, Shawn Michaels isn’t, but he does have something to look forward to as the owner of World Wrestling Entertainment and the father of Shane, Mr. McMahon is set to appear on RAW, saying that he will address his problems with both ‘The Heartbreak Kid’, and Triple H, who has blamed McMahon for costing him the Royal Rumble, and since has been on a warpath against the boss. What will Mr. McMahon have to say, and how will it affect the former allies and enemies, Triple H and Shawn Michaels?
Another man who is out on a quest for vengeance tonight is ‘Mr. Monday Night’, Rob Van Dam. Over seven months ago, Van Dam was drafted from Friday Night SmackDown! to his new home of Monday Night RAW. However, Van Dam was met with a welcome he would rather forget, as on crutches having nearly recovered from a knee injury he suffered in January of that year, RVD was assaulted by Carlito, who further aggravated the knee injury of Van Dam and put him on the sidelines for an additional half a year. Since he made his return at the Royal Rumble, Van Dam has been out to get Carlito, looking to gain some form of vengeance on the man who nearly ended his career. Carlito, however, his hidden behind his buddy Chris Masters, sending him into battle numerous times instead of fighting for himself. Tonight, though, there will be no more running for Carlito, as he is scheduled to go one on one with Van Dam, in the most personal of matches we have seen on RAW in quite some time. Will Van Dam be able to gain vengeance on Carlito, or will the cool Caribbean be able to overcome his foe?
Also in action will be the artists formerly known as The World’s Greatest Tag Team, Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin. Benjamin has been reluctant to be associated with Haas ever since Haas made his return to Monday Night RAW, stating that, despite a current string of losses in singles action, he was too good for Haas. Despite this, last week the two men teamed up for the first time in two years and were able to defeat the former World Tag Team Champion team of The Redneck Wrecking Crew. Tonight the duo will team up again to face The Crew in a rematch which Cade & Murdoch requested from Eric Bischoff. Will Haas & Benjamin be able to work together well enough to stand a chance, or will The Crew even the score here tonight?
The kings of the tag division and the current World Tag Team Champions, Kane & Big Show will also be in action this week as they prepare themselves for their title defence against the Intercontinental Champion Ric Flair & Chavo Guerrero next week, while Mickie James also meets her hero Trish Stratus’ rival, Victoria, ahead of Trish defending her title next week. With both the tag champs and the challenger for the Women’s Title wanting to make a statement before their title matches next week, and Mickie wanting to make a point to Stratus about her ability, we should be in for some impactful matches.
For all of this, and more, tune into the USA Network, 9/8C.