Re: Being The Booker - TheGreatOne08
Raw - August 2nd
The show starts with footage from last weeks Raw and the return of Stone Cold Steve Austin, who is the 5th participant In the Elimination Chamber match At SummerSlam.
Usual Raw pyro explodes throughout the Arena and the show begins.
J.R – 15,000 packed into the Wachovia Center here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for Monday Night Raw. J.R alongside Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler and King, even I was shocked when Last Week at the end of the show, of all people, The Texas Rattlesnake, Stone Cold Steve Austin showed up thus declaring himself the 5th participant in the Elimination Chamber.
King – J.R, I was as shocked as you. I thought that after the beating he took 2 Weeks ago in the Triple Threat, World Heavyweight Title match, he would not show up on Raw for some time, but don’t forget J.R the 6th and final participant will be known by the end of the night.
J.R – That’s right, tonight we will witness the 20 man, over the top rope, Battle Royal for the 6th and final spot.
King – My money is on Randy Orton, The Legend Killer.
J.R – The former Intercontinental Champion is in with a good chance.
Eric Bischoff’s Theme plays
King – There is our General Manager, the best there has ever been on Raw.
Eric – Tonight, one lucky man will walk away from this arena, from this dump of a city….
Crowd boo hysterically
Eric -….knowing that he has a 1 in 6 chance of becoming the new World Heavyweight Champion.
Benoit chants erupt
Eric – You want Chris Benoit, well I tell you Chris Benoit WILL be in action tonight. Champion v Champion as he will take on the Champion of Spain, El Gran Senior.
Eric – However this brings me up to my most important point. Last Thursday Night on Smackdown, The General Manager of Smackdown, Shane McMahon decided to book Brock Lesnar versus The Undertaker in MY Elimination Chamber, well Shane, who the hell gave you permission to book a match in MY Chamber…..well no-o….
Vince McMahon’s music plays, crowd cheer, Bischoff stands Motionless
J.R – There is the Chairman of the Board, the man who owns the whole of World Wrestling Entertainment.
King – You don’t cross the boss J.R
J.R. – Damn right.
Vince does his usual strut to the Ring, enters and grabs a Microphone.
Vince – WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE???
Vince – I gave my Son permission to use the Chamber.
Eric – But Sir…….Mr McMahon……The Elimination Chamber is exclusive to Eric Bischoff’s Monday Night Raw.
Vince – Eric, The Match is made. The Smackdown Main Event at SummerSlam will be decided INSIDE the Elimination Chamber as Brock Lesnar will take on The Undertaker.
Pop for Lesnar
Vince – As for your Main Event, tonight, I will be watching from my skybox, so don’t let me down Eric. Thank you very much.
Mr McMahon tries to climb out of the Ring but Bischoff stops him.
Eric – Vince, I will not let the GM of another rival show, try and steal the Main Event of SummerSlam. I booked the match first therefore I should get the Main Event.
Vince – Do you know what Eric Bischoff? When I look into your beady eyes all I see is GREED. And it was GREED that put wCw out of business, MY GREED, but I will not let you challenge my authority again Eric Bischoff, Do you hear me?
Eric – Let’s not go into the old times of wCw.
Eric Bischoff looks away nervously as Vince sports a huge grin on his face.
Eric – Vince, you put me in charge of Raw, face it without Eric Bischoff in charge Raw would collapse.
Vince – Is that right Eric? Alright Eric Bischoff I am going to give you the night off, Ladies and Gentlemen mat I please introduce your Interim General Manager for the night…..ME.
Eric- Alright Vince, I’ll take the night off, but I will be back next week to survey the damage you have done to my Raw.
Bischoff walks modestly out of the ring and down the steel steps
Vince – Let’s get a little song going for Mr. Bischoff…….NA NA NA NA, NA NA NA NA, HEY HEY HEY, GOODBYE!!
The whole crowd starts chanting as a solemn Eric Bischoff walks up the Ramp.
J.R – Mr McMahon is in charge for the night, what will Mr McMahon do??
Mr McMahon is in the General Manager’s Office talking on the phone.
Vince - ……..You are in Philadelphia!!......so you can make it tonight…..You will be in the Battle Royal!!! I will look forward to seeing you tonight then.
Vince puts the phone down
Vince – Just wait until Eric Bischoff sees who I have re-signed to the WWE.
J.R – Re-signed, who? Who is Mr McMahon talking about King?
King – I have no idea J.R, all we know is that this person is a former WWE Star, and that he will be in the Battle Royal Tonight! I can’t wait!!
Cameras turn back to the Ring, where La Resistance are standing.
Conway – Myself and Sylvan are the Tag Team Champions. We already have gold around our waist.
You sold out chants
Conway – But tonight in the Battle Royal, Sylvan, my friend, if it is you, or anyone else that stands in my way, I will not hesitate to elimin…..
Mr McMahon’s Theme plays, he is about to speak but is interrupted by USA chants.
Vince – Mr. Grenier, Mr. Conway. I am glad that you are so excited about being a part of Vince McMahon’s Battle Royal.
King – Did you hear that J.R? He said Vince McMahon’s, not Eric Bischoff’s, we are already past the Bischoff era for tonight.
Vince – However this will not be the only in-ring action that you will be seeing tonight.
Grenier – What!!!!......M…M…M…Mr. McMahon.
Vince – What I am saying is that tonight, on Vincent Kennedy McMahon’s, Monday Night Raw. EVERY title on the Raw Roster will be defended REGARDLESS whether or not the holder is participating in tonight’s Battle Royal or not. So right now, in that very ring it will be La Resistance defending the Tag Team Titles against……
The World’s Greatest Tag Team’s Theme Plays
Vince – Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin!!
Match- La Resistance v TWGTT
Finish: A tired Shelton Benjamin manages to tag in Charlie Haas. Charlie Haas suplexes Rob Conway and follows this up with a Body Drop on Sylvan Grenier, he then throws Sylvan Grenier out of the Ring. Grenier hits his head hard off the Ramp. After this happens, Charlie Haas gets 3 German Suplexes on Conway. Benjamin picks himself up and Superkicks Conway. Haas meanwhile gets the Haas of pain locked in on Conway. Conway taps.
Here are your winners and the NEW Tag Team Champions – Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin.
J.R – King, we have new Tag Champs.
King – I don’t know what Eric Bischoff will make of this when he comes back next week.
TWGTT celebrate in on the ramp as we go to a Don’t Try This At Home Commercial.
We return with Mr McMahon sitting in his chair. Someone knocks on the door.
Vince – Come In.
Chris Benoit appears, Huge Pop.
Benoit – I take it, I will be defending my title against El, what’s his name.
Vince – Chris, you will NOT be defending your title against him, instead you will be defending your title against an opponent of my choosing. Good Luck
Promos are shown announcing the return of Kevin Nash to Raw in 3 Weeks.
Match – Jazz v Victoria v Trish v Molly Holly
Finish – Victoria and Molly are fighting on the outside. Trish goes for the Stratusfaction on Jazz but Jazz counters into a devastating Powerbomb. She covers Trish and puts both feet on the Middle Rope for leverage, the ref. does not see this as he counts to 3.
Here is your winner and still the Women’s Champion – Jazz
J.R – Jazz managed to somehow counter the Stratusfaction into one gruesome powerbomb of her own.
King – I can’t believe it! Trish had the match won. She looks hurt, I think I should go and check on her J.R
J.R – King, She will be fine.
J.R – A Warm Summers Night, here in Pennsylvania for Raw as we prepare for the Hardcore Championship match. For those of you who have just joined us, Eric Bischoff was forced by Mr. McMahon to take the night off, thus leaving our Chairman in charge. Mr. McMahon then decides to make every title holder on Raw, defend their title regardless whether or not they are in the Battle Royal tonight. We have already seen the Tag Titles change hands but will Chris Benoit walk into the Elimination Chamber in under 2 weeks time as the Champion or one of the Challengers.
King – That’s a tough question to answer, everyone wants a piece of the gold. I just can’t see Benoit wining or regaining his Title at SummerSlam.
Scott Steiner makes his way to the Ring.
Lillian Garcia – And here is his challenger…….Rob Van Dam
RVD Theme Plays
J.R – Here comes the Challenger for the Hardcore Title, Rob Van Dam. I’m sure that we will be seeing both of these men again in action later tonight.
Match – Scott Steiner v RVD
Finish – Steiner manages to get a trash can from under the ring and hits an oblivious RVD right in the Temple. He gets a tight roll-up and RVD struggles to kick out but does not have enough strength to do so.
Here is your winner and still Hardcore Champion – Scott Steiner
Scott Steiner makes his way up the ramp. Suddenly Matt Hardy’s face appears on the TitanTron.
Matt- Steiner, 2 weeks ago, you tried to end my career. I thought that I would never be able to step foot into a ring again. I am not 100%, quite frankly I am far from it. But come 15th August, come SummerSlam, our match, I guarantee you one thing. That I, Matt Hardy will walk out of Toronto, Canada, the new Hardcore Champion.
SummerSlam commercial airs.
Scott Steiner is about to enter the Locker Room, Coach catches him.
Coach – Scott, what do you have to say, in response to the bold statement made by Matt Hardy just moments ago.
Scott – I tried to end his career 2 weeks ago, I failed, but at SummerSlam, Matt Hardy, I WILL END YOUR CAREER. Matt Hardy, Version 1, will never be seen on Raw, again.
Cameras turn back to J.R and King
J.R – Scott Steiner has just vowed to end Matt Hardy’s career at SummerSlam.
King – I have a feeling that after SummerSlam, we will never see Matt Hardy again.
J.R – Nevertheless King, we are only 13 days away from SummerSlam and what a wild night it will be come SummerSlam. Emotions already running high and we are still a couple of weeks away.
King – That’s right, but check out the Official Theme Tune for SummerSlam, This Time’s For Real, by Ill Nino.
J.R – The Raw side of things will be Main Evented by a 6 Man, Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship. Also, Matt Hardy will take on the Hardcore Champion Scott Steiner in a No DQ, Championship match. Remember that Steiner is undefeated as Champion but Matt Hardy has promised to take the title away from him come SummerSlam. Also as we just witnessed, Scott Steiner has vowed to end the career of Matt Hardy at SummerSlam
King – And from the Smackdown side of things, Booker T will take on The Great One, The Rock. The Number one contender for the U.S Title will be decided in a Triple Threat Match as Eddie Guerrero, John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield and Kurt Angle all looking to become the next challenger. And the Main Event, as confirmed tonight by Interim General Manager and Chairman, Vince McMahon will see The Undertaker take on Brock Lesnar, AFTER the Elimination Chamber match has taken place, for the vacant WWE Title.
J.R – Once again, SummerSlam, 15th August, in Toronto, Canada.
Smackdown Rebound showing the footage at the end of Smackdown announcing a preview of the SummerSlam Main Event involving Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker. They will square off this week on Smackdown in a rope match.
Edge is in the Ring ready for his match.
Lillian Garcia – And here is his challenger…….William Regal
William Regal’s Theme plays.
Match- Edge v William Regal
Finish- Regal has the Regal Stretch applied on a jaded Edge, the ref sees that Edge is about to pass out, he raises Edge’s hand once, it falls. A second time, it falls, a thir……..Randy Orton breaks the hold by kicking Regal. He then lifts him up and RKO’s him. He then lifts up a near unconscious Edge and RKO’s him as well.
Here is your winner via DQ- William Regal
J.R– Damn that Randy Orton, William Regal would have won. Edge still remains the Champ though.
Mr. McMahon’s Theme Plays
Vince – I am sick and tired of Randy Orton ruining other peoples chances. So I will tell you what, at SummerSlam, once and for all, we will have Edge v Randy Orton. The Final Encounter to the Intercontinental Championship.
King – J.R, Randy Orton could be a double champion if he wins the Battle Royal tonight, the Intercontinental Title at SumemrSlam and the Elimination Chamber match at SummerSlam.
J.R – And what’s to say Randy Orton will defeat 19 other men tonight and become the 6th Participant.
King- I don’t know J.R I’ve just got that feeling. Things can only get better for Mr. Orton.
Randy Orton walks into Vince’s office
Randy- Vince, Thank you.
Vince – For what? For finally being able to shut you’re punk ass up for now. You say that you are a Legend Killer, but I tell you this Randy Orton, you will NEVER kill the Legend of Vincent Kennedy McMahon.
Vince walks out of his office, and bumps into Steve Austin
Austin – You’re doing a good job Vince (WHAT)
Vince – Why, Thank you Mr. Austin
Austin – But Bischoff does a better job
Crowd Laugh, Vince looks away in embarrassment.
World Heavyweight Championship Match, Vince McMahon makes his way to his Skybox.
Chris Benoit is already in the ring.
Lillian Garcia – And here comes the challenger
Chris Jericho’s Theme plays, Benoit goes into hysterics in the ring.
Match- Chris Benoit v Chris Jericho
Finish – Jericho goes for the Lionsault but Benoit puts his knees up, both men lie motionless in the Ring. Benoit is the 1st to get up and slits his throat signaling for the headbutt. He lands it. Benoit then gets the Sharpshooter on Jericho. Jericho is stuck in the middle of the ring, no-where to go. Finally he taps out.
Here is your winner and still World Heavyweight Champion – Chris Benoit.
J.R – Chris Benoit managed to defeat Chris Jericho tonight, but in 13 days time against 5 other men, can Chris Benoit regain his title?
Lillian Garcia confirms the rules for the Battle Royal. 2 men start in the ring, every minute 1 man will enter the Battle Royal until all 20 men have entered. You can only be eliminated if you are thrown over the Top rope and BOTH feet touch the floor.
J.R – Here we go
A Backstage camera shows a Limo pulling up in the Parking Lot, the Camera is then turned off for some reason before we can see the face of the person who climbed out of it.
King – J.R, you’re good at Cluedo and things like that, tell me who was that.
J.R – I, I, I, Have no idea.
Battle Royal Match
Order of Elimination
5. Rob Conway
6. Hardcore Holly
8. Charlie Haas
10. Rob Van Dam
12. Mark Henry
14. Shelton Benjamin
16. Val Venis
17. Sylvan Grenier
18. Scott Steiner
19. Randy Orton.
The Number 20 Participant……
BOOM, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM, NA NA
J.R – NO, IT CAN’T BE!!!
King – IT’S HIM
CROWD CHANT GOLDBERG!!!!!!!!
Goldberg is the 20th Participant, he clotheslines Scott Steiner out of the Ring and nails the spear and jackhammer on Randy Orton, he then tosses him over the top rope.
Here is your winner- Goldberg
J.R – Goldberg has not been on the active roster since WrestleMania XX. Now Goldberg will be challenging for the World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam. Will we see the Goldberg era return? Join us next week as we will find out and pick up the pieces from this chaotic night. Goodnight, Everybody.
The show ends with Goldberg celebrating on the Ramp
The Worlds Greatest Tag Team defeated La Resistance to become new Tag Team Champions.
Jazz defeated 3 other Women to retain the Womens Championship.
Scott Steiner defeated Rob Van Dam to retain the Hardcore Championship.
William Regal defeated Edge via DQ (Edge still keeps the IC Title)
Chris Benoit defeated Chris Jericho to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.
Bill Goldberg won the 20 Man, Over The Top Rope, Battle Royal and earns the 6th and final spot in the Elimination Chamber match at SummerSlam