Re: World Wrestling Entertainment: The 2002 Diaries
Monday Night Raw | July 1st 2002 | Manchester, New Hampshire
Entitled; "D-X or not to D-X..."
Raw this week continues off from what was scheduled to be a blockbuster of a Raw last week, and it didn't disappoint. So many questions left unanswered, so many confrontations expected, this week is a can't miss show as we draw ever closer to Vengeance later on in the month and eventually over to the biggest Pay Per View of the Summer- Summerslam.
This past week featured Vince McMahon open up the broadcast as he promised to name a new Raw General Manager, a new sheriff in town so to speak by the end of the night- replacing the newly fired Ric Flair. Vince would reveal towards the end of the night that the Raw General Manager is Shawn Michaels, who returned from a four year sabbatical from the ring. Shawn would explain that he is here to shake things up but he is in no-way capable of getting back in the ring since his back injury that sidelined him in 1998. Towards the end of the show Shawn announced that he didn't come to Raw alone and he brought via a trade, over from Smackdown! his good buddy, Triple H. Triple H and Shawn would hug and raise each others hands in the ring as the show went off the air. Thus raising the question, are Shawn and 'Hunter' back together? are we going to see the reuniting of D-Generation X here tonight? or are other things in store for the duo?
Brock Lesnar has one hell of a week, with Paul Heyman at his side he began last Sunday by winning the King of the Ring tournament, he then went onto decimate Rob Van Dam on Raw before appearing on Smackdown! to cause a distraction and cost the reigning Undisputed Champion, the Undertaker his match against the United States Champion, Kurt Angle. As a result, Kurt got himself a World Title match at the Undertaker at Vengeance, with Brock facing the winner at Summerslam. With both Brock Lesnar and the Undertaker in the building things are sure to get personal as the Undertaker is presumably not going to be in a good mood at all, and will want a piece of him. If these two collide on Raw will anyone be able to get in between them and break it up? where will Kurt Angle be in all of this?
Also on Raw last week, former tag team champion and former A.P.A member, Bradshaw received an envelope. What Bradshaw got was unknown to the public however, all the camera saw was an ecstatic Bradshaw leave the locker room with a smile on his face from ear-to-ear. Bradshaw has promised that he will reveal the contents of his package and will be here tonight. What could it be? How will it affest the Raw brand?
Last week William Regal, wrestling technician defeated Hardcore Holly. Making him tap out. Regal would have his protégé, "Mr. Harvard", Christopher Nowinski at ringisde taking notes on how to 'get the job done' according to Regal. Nowinski this week will be up against D'Lo Brown with Regal in his corner, by his side. With Nowinski making his in-ring debut on Raw how will things pan out for him as he goes up against an in-ring vet like D'lo? Or has the self proclaimed genius, Mr. Harvard devised a plan of sorts, and done his studying.
Expect all this and more including appearances from Kevin Nash, Matt Hardy, Booker T, Steve Richards, Bubba Ray Dudley and many more.
Last edited by That Guy; 06-26-2011 at 02:50 AM.