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Re: Legend Presents: WWE 2006 - Stop Your Grinnin' And Drop Your Linen
The glitz and the glamour has passed. The pomp and pageantry is over. The spectacle of WrestleMania is no more. Last night, in Lexington, Kentucky, we bore witness to one of the darkest days in the long, proud history of World Wrestling Entertainment. Last night, the world experiences first hand the full meaning of the term “Backlash.”
As Monday Night Raw trudges, rather than rolls, into Columbus, Ohio for this week’s show, its roster of superstars is already looking a little lighter. In the main event of Backlash, Kurt Angle and John Cena engaged in a true battle for the ages over the WWE Championship, but it was ruined, spoiled, and hijacked by the erratic, egomaniacal, and selfish Shawn Michaels, who made his first appearance on WWE television since WrestleMania, assaulting both men, but ultimately costing Cena the title. While Angle was able to leave The Rupp Arena by his own power, Cena had to be taken by ambulance to a local medical facility. He did not look good. Michaels’ petulant actions could have cost a man his livelihood last night, but tonight, if Kurt Angle has his way, HBK’s actions could end up costing him his own career too.
But it doesn’t end there. After one of the most amazing Steel Cage Matches any of us have ever witnessed, after overcoming the interference of Carlito, Chris Masters, Paul Bearer, and, of course, Eric Bischoff, after seeing the return of ‘The Game’ Triple H to aid his WrestleMania foe in his quest for survival, Rob Van Dam’s career still came to an abrupt end at Backlash. The Big Show’s seismic right-hand found its next victim, as it left Van Dam lying a broken, jobless man inside the squared circle, whilst the giant rejoiced at a job well done with his pungent manager and nauseating General Manager. What will be the repercussions of this chaotic contest as all of the players - excluding, sadly, RVD - head for Ohio?
Another man whose future on Monday nights appears to be in jeopardy is the legendary “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, who last night shocked the world by announcing his retirement from the sport of professional wrestling. Despite his former protégé, the narcissistic Randy Orton’s own warped attempts to dissuade this course of action, even the stern words of “The Legend Killer” seemingly couldn’t move Flair. What does tonight hold?
Also on Raw, the World Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas and Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin, just 24-hours after competing against one another, and successfully defending their tag titles in a 5-On-2 Handicap Match against The Spirit Squad, and being decimated in a brutal post-match assault -- as Armando Alejandro Estrada unveiled his secret weapons, a dominating new team known only as “The Sons of Samoa” -- after all that, the champions must defend their titles against the number one contenders, a team who hasn’t lost a match in 2006, The Redneck Wrecking Crew. Will there be anything left of The World’s Greatest Tag Team after tonight?
Also, with Mr. Money in the Bank Carlito -- despite injuries -- and NEW Women’s Champion Mickie James scheduled to appear, what can we expect from Gregory Helms and Trish Stratus respectively? Tensions will certainly be in the air in Columbus this Monday.
All this and more on Monday Night RAW, 9/8CT on the USA Network.
Gregory Helms vs. Chavo Guerrero
Non-Title Match | Mickie James is in action
The Sons Of Samoa’s Debut Match | The Sons Of Samoa are in action
World Tag Team Championship | The World’s Greatest Tag Team vs. The Redneck Wrecking Crew
'The Return of the King'
RAW will be posted tomorrow.