WWE RAW 1 Week from Clash of the Champions!
***Most of this RAW has had to be rushed and there may be a lot of spelling mistakes, plus the show is much shorter, due to time and that I am doing a lot of writing for COTC on Sunday***
RAW; September 6th 2004; Greensboro;
J.R: We are just six days from the first ever, RAW vs. Smackdown event, Clash of the Champions, only on PPV, and tonight, the RAW 5 man team will team up for the first time in a ten man tag main event where, Kane, Shawn Michaels, Booker T, RVD and Randy Orton will face the team of Matt Morgan, Sean O’ Haire, Chuck Palumbo, Raven and Christopher Nowinski, in a kinda tune up match for this Sundays event!!
King: Speaking of this Sunday, Chris Jericho is not here tonight, but will be appearing on Smackdown this Thursday night for a sit down interview with Goldberg!!
J.R: Lets not forget though King, we are in Flair country here in North Carolina, and tonight, Ric Flair will team with Batista to face Garrison Cade and Mark Jindrak ahead of his Submission match this Sunday, as chosen by Mr. McMahon.
King: And speaking of McMahon, J.R. The boss will be here tonight to address Bret Harts challenge to face him at Survivor Series! And by the way, how are you feeling after last weeks assault by Randy Orton?
J.R: Well you know King, I was humiliated in front of my own family, and would really like to try and forget about it. But I guarantee you this, one day, Randy Orton is gonna be given a lesson by someone, and I hope I will sit here to see it!
1st Match: 6 Person Inter-Gender tag match:
Sting, Matt Hardy and Lita vs. Orlando Jordan, Rodney Mack and Jazz w/ Theodore Long
(During the entrances, we are reminded that Sting will face Benoit at COTC in a champion vs. champion match, and also matt & Lita will face A-train & Dawn Marie.)
Finish: In a short match, which is basically controlled by Sting, Lita and Matt, showing just how good they are and how they will give their opponents at COTC a great fight, the Brotherhood is soundly beaten, when Sting hit’s a stinger splash on Rodney, he walks into Matt and Matt hit’s the Twist of Fate, and Lita hit’s the Moonsault for a very convincing win going into this Sunday’s event.
Evolution arrive at the arena, and while Batista and Orton are met by boos, Flair then exit’s the limo, and is met by a huge cheer, then a massive WOOOOOOOOOOO chant fills the arena.
We return with Mick Foley talking to Shawn Michaels. Foley asks HBK if he can put his differences aside with Kane for COTC. HBK says he can, but asks Foley, can Kane?
2nd Match: Hardcore Championship Match:
Rhyno vs. Spike Dudley
(During the entrances, we are reminded that Rhyno will face Rey Mysterio at COTC on Sunday)
Finish: Spike comes at Rhyno with everything he has got, but soon it is not enough, and Rhyno takes control. He brings in a trashcan full of weapons, including a cookie tray, kendo stick, stop sign, and a shovel. He wears out Spike with all of these weapons and makes a cover, 1...2...SPIKE KICKS OUT!!! Rhyno is shocked. He cant believe Spike kicked out. He then sets up the trash can and sets it in the middle of the ring. He whips Spike off the ropes and attempts to hit a thunderous spinebuster into the can, but Spike counters and hit’s a DDT. He covers Rhyno, 1...2...KICK OUT!! Spike cant believe it!! He goes to the outside and gets out a table. He sets it up in the corner of the ring, and turns around, but out of nowhere, Rhyno plants him with a Gore through the table!!! He gets the cover, 1...2...3!! Rhyno wins!!
Rhyno quickly grabs the belt and looks relived to still be Hardcore Champion. J.R and King comment saying, that maybe Rhyno could struggle against underdogs, giving Mysterio an edge going into this Sunday!
A replay is shown of Bret Hart’s huge challenge to Vince from Smackdown and tonight, we hope to get Vince’s response.
Interview with Dudley Boyz. They accept Test and Steiner’s challenge, and say they will have pleasure in beating their punk asses at COTC when they drive their bodies through a table.
Randy Orton comes to the ring. He talks about still not being over his screw job at SummerSlam. He says that he still wants a piece of Foley in the ring, but for the good of RAW, he will reluctantly be part of the ten man tag main event. He then makes a challenge to Foley to face him right here tonight and they can finish the job once and for all. Then HBK enters. He comes to the ring and gets in the face of Orton. He slaps Randy hard, and tells him to get a life. He tells him it’s either put his differences with Foley aside, or put his career down the drain. Orton is irate. He thinks about it and tells HBK he will be part of RAW’s team at COTC, but will never forget what Foley has done to him. Randy walks away from HBK with a real angry look on his face.
Matt & Lita are seen backstage talking about doing RAW a favour and showing SD who has the best inter gender team.
Edge vs. Goldust
(During the entrances, we are reminded that E&C will face The SD tag champions at COTC)
Finish: Goldust hit’s the curtain call, but Christian comes to the aid of his partner breaking the count, resulting in a DQ. They begin a 2 on 1 attack, but Booker T comes to the aid of his buddy, and scares off E&C.
Interview with Ric Flair. He talks about coming back home, and back to Flair country followed by a small WOOO. He then talks about Regal’s comments on Smackdown last week. He says that Regal can talk a good fight, and he can give a good fight, but he cannot out wrestle, the stylin’, profiling’, WOOOO the jet flyin’, limousine ridin’, WOOO, kiss stealin’, wheelin’, dealin’, Son of a Gun!! WOOOOOO!!! The 16 time, World Champion, The Nature Boy, Ric Flair, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
RVD, Booker and HBK chat backstage about how they can co exist with their other two partners at COTC.
Edge, Christian and Trish chat backstage about how they will all be successful at COTC, but more importantly tonight for Trish, taking on Gail Kim next. Trish changes the subject and talks about Torrie, saying that Trish is more beautiful and popular than Torrie.
4th Match: Women’s Championship Match:
Trish Straus vs. Gail Kim
(We are reminded during the entrances that Trish will face Torrie at COTC)
Finish: Trish gets a roll up and uses the ropes for leverage to gain the three count.
Interview with Kane. He talks about being the number 1 guy in the RAW team at COTC. He says that he is a monster, and will prove to the SD team that he is indestructible, and if ANYONE gets in his way, their will be Hell to pay!! HBK enters. He and Kane have a stare down. HBK says to Kane that he hates him, and he knows the feeling is mutual, but this Sunday for the sake of RAW, they have got to get along. Kane says if HBK stays out of his way, there wont be any problem.
Randy Orton backstage sees Foley. He goes up to him and gets in his face. Foley tells him he is not in the mood for any crap tonight. Orton says that there is only one way to settle this once and for all, and it is in the ring. Foley tells Orton that there is no way, he will face him, he tells Orton that he is a GM, not a wrestler. Orton smiles and tells Foley he will crack.
We return and suddenly, No chance in hell plays, and Mr. McMahon appears on the titan tron. He addresses the crowd and says that finally Bret hart has shown that he still has a set, and wants to take him on. He says it’s on for Survivor Series, and then he asks, Who will survive? He says one man will stand tall when the dust settles, and that man is none other, than VINCENT KENNEDY MC MAHON!!!!
The crowd goes wild for the confirmation that Bret Hart will face Vince at Survivor Series.
Batista & Ric Flair vs. Garrison Cade & Mark Jindrak
(During the entrances, we are reminded that Ric Flair takes on William Regal at COTC in a McMahon’s choice match which is a submission match.)
Finish: Flair gets the biggest pop of the night, and the fans chant Flair, and WOOOOOOOOO for the whole match. In the match, it is vintage Flair, with all the trademarks; hidden low blow, rake to the eyes, chops, WOOOOOO chants, and the eventual Figure 4 to pick up the victory. Flair is on top form going into COTC.
J.R and King then preview the COTC card, and make their predictions. Both predict that RAW will come out on top at the end of the night, and prove they are the #1 Brand.
Foley talks backstage with Team RAW. He wishes everyone involved at COTC the best of luck and tells them to prove to the world that Smackdown is just the B show.
Main Event: 10 man Tag:
Shawn Michaels, Kane, Booker T, RVD, Randy Orton
Vs. Matt Morgan, Raven, Chris Nowinski, Sean O’Haire, Chuck Palumbo
Finish: Team RAW dismantle the opposition and make a few uneasy tags together. Kane refuses to tag in HBK, and Orton decides not to get involved at all. This begins an argument between him and Booker T. They begin to fight on the outside, distracting their team mates. RVD tries to break it up to no avail, leaving HBK on his own in the ring, with Kane on the apron. Matt Morgan takes control of HBK, and tags his team mates. They work on the back of HBK, but soon, HBK fights back and plants Nowinski with Sweet Chin Music. He crawls to his corner to tag Kane. Kane thinks about it and eventually decides to tag HBK. Kane cleans house. He dismantles all of the opposition, and event doubles teams with HBK. He choke slams Palumbo and makes the cover, 1...2...3!!! Kane wins. He gets up and looks at HBK. They nod at each other, and then go to the outside to break up the other three. Orton walks off as the other four try to calm things down.
The show goes off the air with Booker, RVD, HBK and Kane all standing side by side in the ring going into COTC. J.R ends the show saying this looks bad for Smackdown, but what about Randy Orton??
END OF SHOW.
Sorry about the lack of detail but this is due to me putting a lot of effort into COTC for Sunday. Please rate the show, and SD will be up on Wednesday. It too will have little detail, but again this is to ensure that COTC is a success.