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WWE RAW – June 5th
The show begins with the commentators hyping up what an incredible night we have tonight, as we are just 6 days away from the King of the Ring, and tonight we will find out who the 4 men competing from Raw will be. They also remind us that at KOTR, John Cena and the Undertaker will face D-Generation X, and Christian defends the WWE Title in a 2/3 falls match against Chris Jericho, and tonight it will be John Cena/Christian/The Undertaker vs. DX/Chris Jericho
The show then opens with the first R16 match in the KOTR competition, as Rey Mysterio comes out to the ring to face Umaga. Rey’s speed gives him the advantage in the early few moments of the match as he catches Umaga off balance, and almost scores the win with the tornado ddt off the top rope, but then the power of Umaga takes over, as he appears to dissect Mysterio
However, Rey manages to fight back, showing all his heart when he moves out of the way of the splash to the corner, and then nails Umaga with 3 dropkicks, which finally knock him off his feet. Rey then manages to drop the dime, but Umaga kicks out of 2. Rey then goes for the drop toe hold, but Umaga reverses it and throws Rey off him… but straight into the referee, knocking him out
Umaga then nails the Samoan Spike to Rey, but there is no referee to make the count. Umaga is furious, and he goes for another Samoan Spike to Rey, BUT HARDCORE HOLLY COMES DOWN TO THE RING, AND BLASTS UMAGA OVER THE HEAD WITH THE CHAIR. Holly gets a huge pop from the crowd, as his mini-feud with Umaga isn’t over yet it seems, but very quickly, Umaga manages to stagger to his feet
Umaga doesn’t know what to do, and eventually decides that instead of finishing the match with Rey, he is going to chase after Holly. He goes outside the ring, and the two of them start to brawl, as the referee gets to his feet. The referee starts to count Umaga out, as he beats down Holly outside the ring… and by the time Estrada convinces Umaga to go to the ring, the referee has counted to 10, and Rey Mysterio is the first man to beat Umaga, albeit by countout, and he takes his place in the QF of the KOTR
Rey celebrates the win, as he knows he is just 3 matches away from a shot at the WWE Title at Vengeance
We come back from the commercial, and we see John Cena, who is standing with Todd Grisham who wants to get a few words on the 6 man tag tonight, and then the tag team match at KOTR
Cena says that until last week, he was preparing himself for a handicap match against one of the best tag teams of all time in D-Generation X, and to be honest, it was a match that he was thinking that he may struggle to win. He says that he thought to himself that this could finally be the end of John Cena… but we will never know if that will be the case or not, because he was allowed a tag team partner, and at that very moment, the Undertaker walked past.
Cena says you could call it a coincidence, you could call it an extreme case of luck, but you could also call it justice. Cena says that Taker was more than happy to join him in taking on DX at KOTR and tonight as well.
Cena tells DX that they may be one of the best teams of all time, but they don’t have 1 thing… and that is JOHN CENA. Cena tells DX that he will see them at KOTR, and has a simple message for them… IF YOU WANT SOME, COME FREAKING GET SOME!
We go back to the ring, and it is time for the second KOTR match of the evening, as Booker T takes on Matt Hardy for a spot in the quarter finals. We get a decent match between the two of them, with Booker using his experience to put together his best singles match for a few months, and Hardy continuing to show an improvement in the ring. Booker works on the legs of Hardy for a while, knowing that it would be a way to negate the speed of Hardy, but he doesn’t manage to do enough to get the 3 count at any point. He does go for the scissors kick, but Hardy manages to counter it by nailing the side effect, which brings us to the face comeback
Hardy starts his comeback by nailing a series of right hands to Booker, and gets a 2 count when he nails a ddt. He goes for the twist of fate, but Booker counters it, and goes for the Bookend, but Hardy counters back with the side effect. Hardy then goes to the top rope and looks for the leg drop, but Booker manages to move out of the way.
Hardy stumbles to his feet, but Booker nails him with the Scissors Kick…. BUT HARDY KICKS OUT ON TWO. Booker cannot believe it, and he goes for the Scissors Kick again, but this time Hardy MANAGES TO CATCH HIM WITH THE TWIST OF FATE, and that is enough to get the 3 count
Hardy celebrates the win, as he joins Rey Mysterio, Gregory Helms and Mr. Kennedy in the QF of the KOTR, and continues his run of not having lost a match since he won the MITB contract at Wrestlemania.
CM Punk is then seen backstage, and Todd Grisham happens to run into him, and asks on him on his thoughts about taking on JBL later tonight. Punk replies by telling Todd that JBL may be a former WWE champion, but that means nothing to him, because he will be a future WWE champion. He says that the last year he proved he belonged in the WWE when he was a 2 time Tag Champion, but now is his chance to shine as a singles wrestler.
He tells JBL that he may be able to talk a big game, but talk means nothing to him. He says that JBL can run his mouth as much as he likes about how he is going to be the KOTR, but Punk says that he will tell JBL everything he needs to know in the ring tonight
Gregory Helms is then in action ahead of his match at the King of the Ring as he takes on William Regal in a singles match. The match is mainly all about giving Helms something to do ahead of the KOTR QF, but is also a decent match for the crowd with both men looking to put in a decent performance.
Helms dominates most of the match though, with the emphasis on making him look like someone who could win the KOTR tournament, and he ends the match reasonably quickly when he nails the top rope ddt finisher which he has been using a lot recently.
Helms celebrates his win, as JR and the King say he could be a decent outside bet to win the KOTR.
We return from the commercial, as Chris Jericho makes his way out to the ring for an unannounced appearance, as he obviously wants to say a few words about the WWE Title match at KOTR
Jericho starts by saying that over the last few weeks he has come to respect Christian, and tells the crowd that Christian has proved to him that he can be the WWE champion. He says that Christian can be the best in the business, but that will not be the case while Jericho is still around. He says that he still respects Christian, but is focused 100% on taking his title back this Sunday
He tells Christian that he may have won at Wrestlemania, but that isn’t going to mean anything when they lock up at KOTR. He says that this time Christian has to get 2 falls over him in a match, and Jericho mentions that no-one has done that to him for years (stating the blindingly obvious), and not only does he have to do that, he has to deal with him in a street fight and then a ladder match
Jericho then reminds Christian of their previous ladder match with the use of the Jeritron-500, a match where Chris Jericho won. He then reminds Christian of the last time they were involved in a street fight, a match that Chris Jericho also won. He asks Christian if he senses a pattern here, and tells him that using the power of logic, it is only logical to suggest that Jericho will win those matches on Sunday
Jericho then tells Christian that he wishes him the best of luck for Sunday, because he is definitely going to need it. He says he hopes that it will be a classic match, but all classic matches have to have a great story to them… and in this case it will be the story of Chris Jericho getting back the title that is rightfully his… a title that he will never, ever, lose again!
We will now find out who the final man from Raw to enter the KOTR will be, as JBL takes on CM Punk. Punk starts the match with a flourish, and nails a lot of offence to JBL, who doesn’t seem able to cope with the youngsters attacks, and he seems surprised that this is happening to him. JBL is almost beaten when Punk rolls him up, but JBL manages to kick out at the very last, and then he rolls away from the ring, wanting a time out to try and gather himself.
JBL returns to the ring, and Punk starts to dominate him again, until JBL rakes the eyes of Punk, and then nails him with a massive body slam, and this changes the momentum of the match, getting JBL back into it. JBL then continues to work on Punk, and gets a near fall after nailing the fallaway slam, but Punk manages to get a foot on the ropes. JBL goes for the CFH, but Punk ducks it and then nails a hurricanarana to JBL to get him back into the match, and the crowd go wild for this.
Punk then starts to gain the offensive again, and is taking JBL apart, and gets a 2 count when he connects with an elbow drop off the top rope. Punk then sets up JBL for the shining wizard, but JBL manages to duck it, and then nails Punk with the powerbomb… but Punk kicks out at the count of two. JBL cannot believe it, as he starts to stomp away on Punk. JBL then seems to signal something to the back, as he goes for another CFH to Punk, but again, Punk ducks it, and then he HITS JBL WITH THE SHINING WIZARD. He covers…. BUT BOOKER T PULLS THE REFEREE OUT OF THE RING. The crowd boo as JBL’s Cabinet member has come out here to save him.
The referee tries to get Booker T to go to the back, as Sharmell comes out to the ring as well, as the odds stack up against CM Punk. Punk cannot believe this, and he charges out of the ring after Booker T, who starts to run away from him… but he runs back into the ring, WHERE JBL NAILS THE INCOMING CM PUNK WITH THE CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL. JBL falls on top of Punk, and gets the 3 count.
The crowd boo, as Punk has been screwed out of this match, and JBL has progressed to the next round of the KOTR
We come back from the commercial, and we see Kurt Angle coming down to the ring, as he gets a decent pop from his home crowd, but unfortunately for hi, he goes and ruins it quite quickly by shooting on Pittsburgh, and saying how glad he is that he no longer has to spend much of his time there
Angle then says that he has something important to talk about, and that is Rey Mysterio. He says that he felt vindicated that Rey Mysterio finally came to Raw last week, and he showed him exactly what Raw is about when he assaulted him after their match last week. He says that he showed Rey Mysterio why he beat him at Wrestlemania, and why he will beat him again and again and again.
Angle then starts to shoot on Rey, saying that he doesn’t deserve to be on Raw, which is interrupted by Rey Mysterio’s music, which gets a good pop from the crowd.
Angle starts off by congratulating Rey on getting his win earlier tonight against Umaga, and he wishes him luck in the KOTR tournament on Sunday, as he says that Rey is going to need it
Rey lets out a small laugh at that, and tells Angle that he appreciates the good will, but says that luck isn’t going to take him to the KOTR, it is his skill that will enable him to be the KOTR. He says that no-one will stop him achieving this dream and going on to regain the WWE Title, and he says that included you.
Angle replies, saying that he doesn’t need the KOTR title, as he has done that already in the past, and was more than happy to let Rey go through to the next round… to give him a chance to prove himself. Angle says that he showed Rey what we could do after the match, and tells Rey that when he proves himself worthy, he’ll do that to him again in an official match
Rey responds, telling Angle that he is more than willing to face him at any moment, and even offers to take on Angle, right here, right now. Angle says he isn’t ready for a match now, but Rey responds by challenging Kurt Angle to a match at Vengeance. Angle thinks about it, and then tells Rey he’ll give him an answer at KOTR.
Rey says that he can him see win the KOTR. He then tells Angle that a match at Vengeance will be a perfect build up to the WWE Title match, and IT’S TRUE KURT, IT’S DAMN TRUE!
Kurt is furious that his catchphrase had been stolen, and goes to attack Rey, ONLY FOR REY TO DUCK AND DROPKICK HIM OUT OF THE RING. Kurt is furious as he walks back up the ramp, while Rey goads him to come back and fight him in the ring
We then get ready for a 1 on 1 match between the diva’s, as Britney Stratus will go 1 on 1 with Angel Williams, both of them making their singles debuts on Raw, and as expected, Trish Stratus is at ringside, along with Candice Michelle and Shelley Martinez
We get a brief match between the two divas, as we are running out of time on the show with the big 6 man main event to come, and the match ends after only a couple of minutes as Angel is destroying Britney in the ring, much to the delight of the crowd. Trish gets fed up of this, and she enters the ring and smacks Angel over the head with her title belt to draw the DQ
The crowd boo, as Trish and Britney leave the ring, but not having won the war tonight it seems, as they were outwrestled.
JR and the King then start to run down the card for the King of the Ring, and give us a detailed explanation of all the matches that are going to be happening at the ppv. They start by talking about the Smackdown match...., before returning to Raw to talk about the special attraction tag team match, as John Cena and the Undertaker take on D-Generation X. They then talk about the 3 stages of hell match between Chris Jericho and Christian for the WWE title, before going to the KOTR tournament. They remind us that Matt Hardy, JBL, Gregory Helms and Rey Mysterio are the 4 men qualified from Raw….
Then, Eric Bischoff’s music hits, and he comes out to the ring as it appears that the general manager has something he wants to talk about.
Eric starts off by congratulating himself on all the work that he has done for Raw over the last 4 years, and tells the crowd that no-one has been a better general manager than he has.
He then reminds the 4 superstars from Raw that if they win the KOTR competition, they will challenge for the WWE Title at Vengeance. He then continues to talk about Vengeance, which is only 20 days away by announcing that we will crown new WWE Tag Team champions at the event. He also announces that Matt Hardy will defend the Intercontinental Championship at the event, and says that he has also decided to see a Wrestlemania rematch, as Rey Mysterio will go one on one with Kurt Angle!
He then says that in 2 weeks from now he will take on John Cena inside a steel cage, and mentions that Raw will be 3 hours long that week… just like it was when he scored the upset over John Cena 6 months ago. He admits that last time, he may have got a little bit lucky as Stone Cold kind of helped him win that match, but this time he doesn’t have Austin… BUT HE DOESN’T NEED HIM. Bischoff then reels off some of the biggest upsets in sport, before adding a new one to the list… ERIC BISCHOFF DEFEATS JOHN CENA INSIDE A 15 FOOT HIGH STEEL CAGE. He tells Cena that in 2 weeks time, his life will be made a living hell again, as it will mean that he is able to do what he wants… which brings out VINCE MCMAHON
Vince comes out and reminds Eric that there is something that he appears to have forgotten… his contract as Raw GM expires in 2 weeks time, AND EVEN BEATING JOHN CENA MAY NOT ALLOW HIM TO SAVE HIS JOB. The crowd pop at this, as Eric is shocked. Vince says that he has been monitoring his work as GM over the last month and says that he isn’t YET convinced that he is the man for the job. He tells Eric that in 2 weeks time, he will have to undergo 2 challenges… his match with Cena, and the challenge of keeping his job. He tells Eric that he has the next week to impress him, and Vince will be backstage, or at the end of his match with Cena, he could hear the words, ERIC BISCHOFF, YOU’RE FIRED!
Main event time, as Cena/Taker/Christian take on DX and Jericho in a preview of the matches that will happen at the KOTR this Sunday in what is the usual pre-ppv hype match that almost always ends in a massive brawl and a no contest….so anyone want to guess what is going to happen here?
The match starts off with Christian and HHH facing off, and the two of them wrestle for a few minutes, HHH wanting to prove that he can take Christian and should be the champion, but he is unable to do so, and eventually tags in HBK, who always has an unsuccessful go at Christian
The match then breaks down a bit with all 6 men getting a brief go in the ring, including the Undertaker who actually wrestlers for the first time since April, and spends a couple of minutes beating down Jericho who thinks that he can take him on, and eventually manages to take him down, as Taker is the man who plays the face in peril for a brief period of time here, as DX work on his legs.
Taker eventually makes the tag to Cena though, who comes in with the hot tag, and goes after HBK who is the other legal man in the match, and takes him down with the shoulder block as he goes into the 5 moves of doom on him, and then to HHH as well as he tries to get involved. Cena nails them both with the killswitch, and then he hits a double 5 knuckle shuffle to DX. Cena then goes for the FU… but Jericho jumps him from behind and nails him with the bulldog.
Jericho then goes for the lionsault to Cena, which he hits, but he is taken down from behind by Christian, as we finally get to see Christian and Jericho go at it, as Christian clotheslines Jericho over the top rope.
Cena then struggles to his feet…. BUT WALKS STRAIGHT INTO A SWEET CHIN MUSIC FROM HBK FROM NOWHERE, and HBK covers him… and gets the 3 count to steal the win here.
The crowd are shocked as Cena is pinned for the first time since the Supershow when Eric Bischoff pinned him, and HBK and HHH are loving this, as they have all the momentum going into the match at KOTR, with Cena being pinned, and Taker with an injured. DX do the suck it taunt over the top of Cena, as Jericho re-enters the ring to join in the celebration.
Jericho is standing in the ring, as Christian picks up his title belt and holds it in the air. Christian takes it into the ring, and holds it in front of Jericho’s face, signalling that he will keep the title this Sunday. Jericho offers out a handshake to Christian, telling him may the best man win, which Christian accepts… and then…. Nothing happens... the double cross would have been too easy to predict…
The show closes with Jericho and Christian looking eye to eye, with Christian holding the title in the air.
Rey Mysterio def. Umaga via countout at 8:21 to reach the QF of the KOTR tournament
Matt Hardy def. Booker T via the twist of fate at 7:39 to reach the QF of the KOTR tournament
Gregory Helms def. William Regal via the top rope ddt at 4:20
JBL def. CM Punk via the Clothesline from Hell at 12:01 to reach the QF of the KOTR tournament
Angel Williams def. Britney Stratus via DQ at 2:30
John Cena, The Undertaker and Christian vs. Triple H, Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho went to a no contest at 14:59
WWE HEAT – June 11th
Charlie Haas def. Rene Dupree when Haas locked in the Haas of Pain and forced Rene to tap out
The Teachers def. The Highlanders when Striker nailed Rory McAllister over the head with the ring bell to steal the win
Gene Snitsky def. The Sandman when Snitksy nailed the Sandman with the Big Boot
Throughout Heat there was an angle running where CM Punk had to find a new tag team partner to team up with him in the tag tournament, after AJ Styles was drafted to Smackdown, and Eric Bischoff had only informed him at the start of the show his match was the main event tonight. After a show long search, CM Punk managed to find a tag team partner… REY MYSTERIO!
Rey Mysterio and CM Punk def. JBL and Booker T when Punk nailed the double arm backbreaker to Booker T to advance to the semi finals of the Tag Team tournament
King of the Ring - June 12th
WWE Title – 3 stages of hell match
1st fall – 1 on 1 match
2nd fall – street fight
3rd fall – ladder match
Christian © w/Tyson Tomko and Maria vs. Chris Jericho
World Heavyweight Title
Edge w/Lita vs. Batista vs. The Rock vs. Kane vs. Brock Lesnar
D-Generation X vs. John Cena and the Undertaker
KOTR QF’s, SF’s, and the Final