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Re: Legend Presents: WWE 2006 - Stop Your Grinnin' And Drop Your Linen
The Eric Bischoff Regime on Monday Night Raw has fallen on very, very hard times, and as we race into Anaheim, California with barely a month to go before Raw’s second annual invasion of the fabled Hammerstein Ballroom at ECW One Night Stand, one has to wonder how things will change on the WWE’s flagship brand before then.
Last week Triple H nailed his colours firmly to the ‘Anti-Bischoff’ mast, as he made his return to Monday Night Raw in emphatic fashion, saving the WWE Champion Kurt Angle from a vicious, brutal, savage assault at the hands of Raw General Manager’s numerous ‘associates’, including the man responsible for Rob Van Dam’s banishment, the mammoth Big Show, as well as Mr. Money in the Bank Carlito, Chris Masters, The Spirit Squad, and even Jonathan Coachman. Earlier in the night, Angle, in retaliation for what he sees as a Bischoff sponsored attack by Shawn Michaels at Backlash, tried to beat HBK’s location out of the Raw GM by attacking his men, eliminating them all until he got the man he wanted. It was only a matter of time before the WWE Champion crossed paths with the World’s Largest Athlete, and with a hungry Triple H and an invisible Shawn Michaels all in the mix, it makes for one very combustible Monday night.
One man who will bear the brunt of Eric Bischoff’s wrath this week is the WWE’s only dual champion. Shelton Benjamin, the man regarded by many as the best pure athlete in the WWE today, has had his work cut out for him of late, including last week when he -- along with partner Charlie Haas -- defended the World Tag Team Championships against The Redneck Wrecking Crew. Benjamin & Haas emerged victorious … barely, but were attacked post-match for the second straight night by Armando Alejandro Estrada’s new and already dominant team, Umaga & Samu A.K.A The Sons Of Samoa. Tonight, Benjamin must put his other title, the Intercontinental Championship, on the line against the powerful “Masterpiece” Chris Masters, with Estrada and Co. no doubt keeping a close eye on proceedings.
Speaking of championships, Mickie James’ new Women’s Title is in need of a new number one contender, and this week on RAW, we will move one step closer to finding out who that lucky lady will be, as Victoria, Ashley, Candice Michele, and previous champion Trish Stratus compete in two singles matches, with the winners meeting next week to decide who faces Ms. James at Vengeance. Who will rise to the occasion in Anaheim?
Keep an eye out also for the unpredictable Spirit Squad, as they take on yet another mission of redemption in their quest to win back the trust of Eric Bischoff. This week’s task? To take out three men who have been causing Raw’s GM a considerable problem of late, in Shelton Benjamin’s fellow World Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas, as well as the two men who were forced to do battle in a violent Tables Match against one another last week, Gregory Helms and Chavo Guerrero. Will the quirky quintet finally be able to get back to winning ways, or will their lack of success only further their boss’ impending misery?
Also, in the last there has been an apparent development in the situation involving “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair and “The Legend Killer” Randy Orton. Neither men showed up to Columbus last week, but we have since received word from the Orton Camp.
All this and more on Monday Night RAW, 9/8CT on the USA Network.
Six-Man Tag Team Match | Charlie Haas, Gregory Helms & Chavo Guerrero vs. The Spirit Squad
The Sons Of Samoa are in action
Number One Contenders Tournament | Victoria vs. Ashley
Number One Contenders Tournament | Trish Stratus vs. Candice Michelle
Intercontinental Championship | Shelton Benjamin vs. Chris Masters
RAW will be posted tomorrow.