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Re: The World Wrestling Entertainment
Thank you, as always, Nige. Now, moving swiftly along ...
March 13th, 2006 | Freeman Coliseum; San Antonio, Texas
This week Monday Night RAW comes to you live from the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas, and following a massive show last week, with just 20 days until WrestleMania 22, we are promised another massive edition of Monday Night RAW.
Perhaps the biggest story coming out of last week was the announcement of RAW’s main event for WrestleMania 22 when Monday Night RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff interrupted The Cutting Edge. Despite the WWE Champion Edge interfering in the number one contender match between John Cena and Kurt Angle at Saturday Night’s Main Event just two days prior and declaring that neither man would challenge him at WrestleMania because they didn’t deserve to, Mr. Bischoff begged to differ, making the match at WrestleMania 22 not just a one on one match, but a Triple Threat Match, with Edge defending his WWE Title against BOTH Kurt Angle and John Cena! Edge is sure to be mad this week, following not just that announcement, but also being attacked to close the show by both his challengers for WrestleMania. The champion has never been one to keep quiet, and this week we can be sure to hear from him. What will he have to say? The only way to find out is to watch this Monday night.
Edge isn’t the only one who had a lot to say last Monday though. ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels also cleared the air, explaining his brutal assault on Triple H at Saturday Night’s Main Event by blaming both the fans and Triple H, saying he attacked Triple H so he could dispose of him on his way back to the top, where he could once again regain his smile, along with the WWE Title. Before Michaels could get any further, another man who has been chasing the title unsuccessfully, RVD came out and made his presence felt, saying that Michaels blaming the fans was nothing but the move of a coward, telling Michaels exactly what he thought. Michaels tried to shake off RVD’s claims, but RVD stood firm, resulting in Eric Bischoff making a match between the two in the main event, effectively putting a bounty on RVD’s head for Michaels. The match would prove to be an epic too, with RVD ultimately coming out victorious, proving his credentials ahead of his WrestleMania meeting with The Undertaker, thanks to some help from Triple H, who prevented Michaels from running away. RVD, though, found himself in for a little surprise of his own; or at least he was supposed to be surprised when The Undertaker’s ominous gong rang throughout the arena, only for Van Dam to stand tall. This week Undertaker has promised to heat things up for Van Dam, while both Triple H and Shawn Michaels are set to be in the building too. What will happen with these two intense rivalries this week on RAW, and will they all cross paths again?
Following two brutal assaults in the space of three nights, Mickie James is NOT set to make an appearance in the ring. There will, however, be talk of her, as Joey Styles, Jerry Lawler and Jonathan Coachman will speak to Mickie’s psychiatrist in an attempt to find out how Mickie is feeling after her hero Trish Stratus not only turned her back on Mickie, but also spilled her blood. We may also see appearances from Trish herself, as well as Ashley Massaro, who oddly returned last week to save Mickie James from a beatdown courtesy of Trish, despite, last we saw, Ashley being Trish’s friend and Mickie’s enemy.
After qualifying last week for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match by beating Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin, albeit via DQ, Ric Flair and Chavo Guerrero will be in action against one another, as in a bit of sporting competition, Ric Flair will defend his Intercontinental Title against his friend. Haas & Benjamin, meanwhile, will be hearing an explanation from the World Tag Team Champions Kane & Big Show, about why it is they cost them their tag match last week and a chance to go on to Money in the Bank.
For all of this and so much more, including appearances from Gregory Helms, Carlito, Chris Masters, The Spirit Squad, Rene Dupree and the announcement of the latest Hall of Fame inductee, be sure to tune into Monday Night RAW this Monday, live 9/8C on The USA Network.
Expect the show in the next few days. Also, credit for the rocking new banners goes to Crazian. He kinda owns.