Re: WWE Unleash the Fury
Monday Night Raw Recap-Monday April 24, 2006
We open the show up with the big six man tag team matchup as the Intercontinental Champion, Shelton Benjamin, Carlito and Charlie Haas all take on Gregory Helms, Chris Masters, and Matt Striker! Helms is in the ring with Haas and takes down Haas with a armbar. Helms charges at Haas but Haas ducks and makes a tag to Benjamin. Helms quickly knocks down Benjamin with an enziguri as Carlito and Haas work on Helms. Masters comes from behind on Carlito and locks on the Masterlock. Test grabs Matt Striker's pointing stick while Striker distracts the referee. Test quickly hits Haas with the stick while Test helps Helms up. Helms then lowblows Haas and grabs the tights, the ref comes over while Helms grabs the ropes too! Masters keps the Masterlock locked on after the heels take the win. Test and Striker double team on Haas while Helms works on Benjamin.
Backstage, Trish and Ashley discuss their upcoming match as Ashley takes on Mickie James. Ashley wants a piece of Mickie James after last embarrasing loss in the tag match. Ashley promises to Trish that she will get the job done tonight and Trish thanks Ashley for stepping up to the plate.
Mickie James and Ashley Massaro put on a decent Women's matchup but nothing more than the ordinary. Trish is taunted by Mickie numerous times and Trish tries to come in but gets restrained every time. Finally Mickie takes advantage of Ashley while she's distracted going for the Mick DDT and Mickie covers but Trish somehow helps Ashley and rolls her over on Mickie for a quick three count! The referee didn't see anything as Mickie James looks completely pissed off before this Sunday.
Backstage, Kurt Angle is interviewed before his match later on tonight. Angle tells everyone "It doesn't matter who his opponent is, either way he's going to break their ankle" Angle seems determined to get the WWE Championship back tonight and will not stop at anything before this Sunday at Backlash! Angle taunts Van Dam saying the winner of the championship will be Kurt....Freakin....Angle and Angle even does the thumb taunts!
Following the commercial, Chris Jericho comes down to the ring wanting an explanation and an apology for the damaged property. Jericho demands that Cena gets his ass out here now. Jericho waits for a few moments but Cena doesn't answer. Finally, Cena comes down and tells Jericho that he's not apologizing for anything. Cena said Jericho had this coming for him and this Sunday, Jericho will have a beating he will never, ever forget. Jericho doesn't take kind to the stolen taunt and calls out the Spirit Squad. All five members of the Spirit Squad come down and beat on Cena. The Spirit Squad who have helped Jericho out in the past do their trademark toss into the air move before Kenny grabs a chair from the outside. Mikey holds the chair on the face of Cena while Kenny leaps off with a Leg Drop onto the Steel Chair! Cena is laid out in the ring with the Squad and Jericho laughing.
Another promo video for Backlash plays, this time highlighting the main feuds in the WWE Championship, Tag Team Match, and the Steel Cage Match. Each match gets a few seconds to highlight it while towards the end, clips of the other wrestlers competing this Sunday are shown.
The third match of the night takes place as Snitsky takes on Jamal before the Tag Title Match this week. Nothing much happens other than Snitsky beating down Jamal. However Rosey on the outside double clotheslines Eugene and Goldust, their opponents for Sunday. Jamal then catches Snitsky with a mat-shaking Samoan Drop and gets the three count.
We come back from the break to see Stone Cold driving up in his truck. He meets "HBK" Shawn Michaels as Michaels and Austin prepare strategy for later on tonight. HBK promises that the McMahon's, HHH, and Kane have all brought out a side that they haven't seen from HBK in a while.
Rob Van Dam comes down to the ring for his matchup, carrying the WWE Championship. RVD awaits his opponent and it turns out to be none other than the "French Phenom" Rene Dupree. Both men put on a good match, bringing back some memories from their brief singles feud in the summer of 2004. RVD stops the offense of Dupree and takes him down with a Spinning Heel Kick followed by the Rolling Thunder. RVD quickly leaps onto the turnbuckles and delivers the patented Five Star Frog Splash for the routine one...two...three. No sign of Kurt Angle which compeletely shocks the WWE Champion, RVD!
After the commercial, Mr. McMahon and his son, Shane McMahon come down to the ring in their wrestling gear. Mr. McMahon however hasn't came out to wrestle just yet. He said he saw earlier that HBK said "we have never seen that side of HBK in awhile" Vince seems to encourage HBK to continue doing so. Vince says it doesn't matter that HBK seems to be bringing out another side, the odds are still against them come Sunday and they will always be against Stone Cold and Shawn Michaels. Mr. McMahon then tells us that this will be the execution of both HBK and Stone Cold because no one can stop the McMahon's ever! Mr. McMahon reminds HBK and Stone Cold that they are the Special Referee and Special Enforcers Sunday. Mr. McMahon then tells us that the 2 on 4 Handicap Match will be after the break!
In the 2 on 4 Handicap Match, it turns out to be a No Contest after Triple H bashes Stone Cold with the Sledgehammer. Vince orders Shane to grab the ring bell before it can be rang. Shane then hands the ring bell to Vince as Vince beats down Shawn Michaels with the ringbell. Kane grabs a table from the outside of the ring and sets it up in the corner. Kane then heads into the corner and easily whiplashes Stone Cold through the table as if he was nothing. The beating continues as the blood also continues from the heads of Stone Cold and Michaels. Triple H then beats down Michaels with the Sledgehammer as both men are down. Triple H, Kane, and the McMahon's then all raise their hands in the ring as the fans boo the hell out of them for the havoc they have caused. Michaels and Austin may not stand a chance this Sunday at Backlash.
Right before the main event, a video plays hyping the upcoming Open Season which means any superstar can jump from Raw to Smackdown. Vince's voice tells us anyone can...and will be traded if necessary and that this is a one time experience for the fans and for the WWE!
And finally, the main event! Kurt Angle comes down to humongous "You Suck" chants before his main event match tonight. Angle awaits his opponent and it turns out to be..."The Nature Boy" Ric Flair! Angle and Flair put on a clinic, perhaps a MOTY contender. Angle takes down the veteran Flair with the series of German Suplexes. Angle starts taunting the worn down Flair with the Angle Slam as he jumps on the mat. However out of nowhere, comes RVD! Van Dam leaps onto the turnbuckle, then jumps off with his patented Flying Kick off the ropes. Flair takes the advantage and rolls up Angle quickly and gets the three count. Angle is livid in the ring as Flair has just defeated Angle six days before Backlash. RVD then heads up the ramp taunting Angle doing the R...V...D taunt! Angle then motions the title is his coming Sunday and there's not a damn thing he can do about it.
Sorry if you wanted a full show. Been busy and with Homecoming activities ending this week, I'll be able to hopefully book more regularly now. Anyways, might even recap Smackdown as Backlash is one week away in BTB time. I'll post preview after Smackdown and no predictions until then, so some comments would be nice for Raw too.