Re: Being The Booker
Monday Night Raw Preview
The stage is set in Charlotte for an action packed edition of Monday Night Raw, just six days away from Raws heavily hyped Pay Per View event, Vengeance. And, with the 'Triple Main Event' on the horizon, Eric Bischoff has put together a mammoth main event this week, featuring all six men involved in the main event matches this Sunday; a Triple Threat Tag Team Match. Not only will the rivals face off this Monday, some will also have to contend with partners whom they have a rich history with too. Shawn Michaels & Kurt Angle - two bitter rivals in the past - team together, up against Mister Kennedy & Umaga, and the duo of John Cena and the World Heavyweight Champion, Christian, just two and a half months after they collided at WrestleMania.
It promises to be a hugely unpredictable affair in the main event, with six men involved, and so much rich history, and many mens lives being intertwined by each other. But while this weeks main event may attract interest, there are also THREE King of the Ring match ups, which will determine the four men from Raw that will proceed to Saturday Nights Main Event in less than two weeks time.
CM Punk and Greg Helms - who defend their tag team titles at Vengeance in a Fatal Four Way - will continue to aspire for greatness, as they take on William Regal and Matt Hardy respectively. And, in the third King of the Ring contest, The Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin meets Rey Mysterio. Benjamin and Mysterio have met a number of times already this year, having won and lost the prestigious Intercontinental Championship to one another, but this time, the meeting isnt about the gold, but a shot at becoming King.
And, with many of the King of the Ring competitors set to compete at Vengeance, in order to ensure that none of the King of the Ring matches end due to outside interference, Raw GM Eric Bischoff has imposed a ban on all Raw superstars getting involved in King of the Ring matches in which they are not partaking in. It is thought the ruling has been made specifically for the likes of Rhyno, who has been chomping at the bit to get his hands on Rey Mysterio at any opportunity, and The Brotherhood, who have Straight Edge and Matt Hardy in their sights ahead of Vengeance.
Last week, Mickie James broke her silence, with an interview conducted from her home, in which she hinted that she may NEVER return, after the shocking revelations made by Beth Phoenix and Melina last month. James is set to defend the Womens title on Sunday at Vengeance, against Melina, and if she does not appear, not only will she be stripped of the title, but Mickie James will no longer have a choice on whether or not she will come back ... she'll be fired. Is it possible that Mickie will finally realise that she belongs in the WWE, and make her return tonight on Raw?? Or will the Womens Champion continue to hide, and leave her decision until the very last minute??
I'll post Raw tomorrow ... hopefully. Still not finished, but I'm hoping to get it done tonight.