LIVE! Monday Night RAW from Boise
RAW : 2.8.04: Boise:
J.R: We are LIVE for WWE Monday night RAW! What a night its gonna be here in Boise.
King: Oh my J.R, the road to SummerSlam has been a real rocky ride so far, and tonight I’m sure its gonna get rockier.
J.R: That’s correct King. Tonight’s main event will see the #1 Contender, Chris Jericho team with the Dudley’s to take on the Evolution trio of Flair, Batista and the World Heavyweight Champion, Randy Orton.
They are then interrupted by Rhynos music.
J.R: Well lets get started with the Hardcore Title….
1st Match: Hardcore Championship Match :
Rhyno vs. Steven Richards
(We are shown clips to remind us of Rhynos recent attacks on RVD and last weeks on Richards, as well as his title win over Raven last week.)
Finish: In a short and extremely physical match, after an early flurry from Steven, in which he nailed Rhyno with Kendo sticks and Trash cans, Rhyno took the upper hand with a monstrous Spinebuster. He then dominated Richards with a steel chair, and a power bomb from the apron to the outside. He then set up a table in the ring corner and attempted a Gore. Somehow, Richards moved at the last second, and Rhyno flew into the table. Richards then hit a DDT but Rhyno kicked out. Richards went for another DDT, but Rhyno fought out. He ducked a clothesline and hit Richards with a ferocious Gore to pick up an impressive win.
He then celebrates in the ring and busts Richards open with a belt shot. He set up Richards for another Gore, but suddenly we see RVD appear through the crowd. He jumps to the top rope and kicks Rhyno. Then he goes hit’s a five star, and then he takes a steel chair. He looks around to the crowd who have been chanting RVD. They then begin to chant, “Go up top, Go up top”.
He points to the top rope and sees Rhyno lying in the opposite corner. RVD goes coast to coast and hit’s a phenomenal VanDaminator. He gets back up and looks to the crowd, the crowd goes wild for RVD and begin to chant RVD again.
We return with an interview with Y2J. He talks about last weeks incidents with Evolution. He says now he realises that he faces the odds at SummerSlam, but nothing will stop him fulfilling his destiny at SummerSlam.
Edge and Christian talk backstage with Trish about the match Mick Foley has signed at Summer Slam for the tag titles between them and Booker and Goldust. They also talk about the recent return of Gail Kim.
Booker T & Goldust vs. Orlando Jordan & Rodney Mack
(As Booker & Goldust make their way to the ring, J.R reiterates what E&C said moments ago, as Book & G’Dust will challenge E&C at SummerSlam.)
Finish: In a back and forth match, Booker and Goldust get a decisive win after some excellent team work, and the finish sees Goldust hit the shattered dreams on Jordan, who then stumbles in agony into a scissors kick from Booker for the win. They celebrate afterwards in the ring. Then Edge walks to the entrance way. He gets into a war of words with BookDust and walks to the ring. He decides not to get in. Christian then sneaks in through the crowd and levels Goldust with his title belt. Book then grabs Christian, but he is saved by Edge who KO’s Booker with his title belt. Edge and Christian laugh up the ramp way and hit high fives to each other.
Backstage, Mick Foley catches up with RVD. He then tells RVD he has booked Rhyno vs. RVD for the Hardcore Title at SummerSlam. RVD says that’s fine by him as he has plenty more to dish out to Rhyno.
Summer Slam classic: 1998 Ladder Match between Triple H and The Rock for the I.C title.
Evolution are in the ring waiting to talk. Flair begins. He says that he hopes Y2J hasn’t had enough of Evolution yet as what happened last week was just a taster for SummerSlam. Orton then talks. He says that he figures if Jericho was the first Undisputed Champion, then that makes him somewhat LEGENDARY, and we all know what Randy Orton does to legends. This brings out Jericho. He then tells Orton that he can consider him a legend if he wants, but Jericho wont, at least not until he becomes the Champion for a second time. Orton says that will never happen. Jericho disagrees. He tells Orton that his time is fast approaching and it will begin at SummerSlam.
We return with E&C goofing around backstage, celebrating their actions earlier. Foley then enters. He goofs around for a few moments before getting serious. He says E&C are a disgrace to RAW, and books a Strap match next week between Booker T and Christian. They plead with him to change his mind, but Foley shouts back at them, “AND THAT’S - FINAL!” before storming off. Edge and Christian look to each other and looks pretty worried.
Trish Stratus & Molly vs. Gail Kim & Lita
Finish: In a pretty decent divas tag match, Trish continuously avoids Gail Kim, tagging Molly whenever she is left with Gail. Once the match breaks down, Gail is left with Trish, they get it into a fight with Gail on top. Molly then breaks it up and takes on Gail. Lita fights with Trish, but Trish knocks her over the barricade. In the ring, Molly argues with the referee so Trish can nail Gail with the ring bell. Trish quickly rolls out, and Molly gets a cover and picks up the win. She and Trish leave as EMT’s try to help Gail Kim back to her feet. They help her up, but she is clearly dazed. She is helped out of the arena.
We are shown highlights of Kanes attack last week on HBK, where he Chokeslammed HBK onto the steel ramp. A slow motion shot is shown of Shawn’s head banging off the ramp. J.R tells us that HBK has had a serious concussion and will not be at RAW tonight, but after the break Coach will be conducting an exclusive interview with Kane.
We return with Coach standing backstage with Kane. He asks Kane if he feels any remorse for what he done last week. Kane laughs. He tells Coach that last week was nothing compared to what he has in mind for HBK come SummerSlam. He goes on to say that while people like JR say the sound of HBK’s skull cracking off the ramp was sickening, he found it uplifting and calming. He says he can already taste the blood of Shawn Michaels, and then asks the family of Shawn Michaels to take a good look at their son, husband, dad, or whatever relation they are. Take a good look at him now, because at SummerSlam, he will more mangled than a destruction derby, more limp than a dead man, and more bloody than a stuffed pig. He tells HBK’s children to say goodbye to their daddy for the last time, and his wife to look for a suitable blood and organ donor, because at SummerSlam there is nothing Kane will not do, nothing that will make him find a conscious, no matter how bad Michaels is hurt, no matter how much blood has been lost, no matter how little life remains in his carcass, he will continue the suffering until there is no more HBK, no more son, no more husband, brother or dad, no more Shawn Michaels. He laughs and walks away.
We cut back to JR and King who both apologise for Kanes remarks and both call it sickening. King then comments that as sick as it might sound, Kane means every word and with that much evilness, he might just do it. JR and King then talk about the other RAW brand matches that have been signed for SummerSlam so far; Orton vs. Jericho, Booker T & Goldust challenging Edge and Christian, Rhyno vs. RVD and the first blood match between HBK and Kane.
Backstage Orton runs into Foley. The two have a stare down and Orton laughs at Foley. Foley isn’t intimidated and tells Orton to remember who’s in charge at RAW. Orton tells Foley that he may be in charge, but Evolution holds the power.
Main Event: 6 Man Tag Match :
Evolution vs. Chris Jericho & Dudley Boyz
Finish: In a fast paced six man match, Jericho and Orton stay apart for the most part. Evolution single out D’ Von and focus on him for the most part. Eventually, he hit’s a DDT on Orton and gets a hot tag to Jericho.
Jericho stands over a groggy Orton and is about to take advantage on the situation, until Batista trips Jericho. Jericho is now distracted and gets into an argument with Batista. This gives Orton a chance to capitalize on Y2J. He hit’s a chop block bringing Jericho to his knees. He then tags out to Flair who works on Jericho’s legs. After a minute or two Flair locks in the figure four. As Jericho is about to reach the ropes, Batista and Orton distract the referee. This infuriates the Dudley’s, and they break up the submission and the match breaks down into a brawl.
Jericho puts Batista into the walls while Dudley’s fight with Orton and Flair. Batista is set to tap until Orton enters and nails Jericho with the RKO. He gets a cover but it is broken by Bubba. Flair and D’ Von also enter and all six men brawl again.
The Dudley’s again fight to the outside with Flair and Batista, while Orton pounds on Y2J. He goes for a cross body, but Jericho hit’s a dropkick. Jericho then knocks Batista off the apron as he tries to re enter. Orton tries to sneakily hits Jericho with the title belt, but Jericho ducks and takes Orton to the ground. He then locks in the Walls of Jericho.
Orton frantically tries to reach the ropes, but Jericho pulls him into the centre of the ring. Orton is left with no choice but to tap out, giving Jericho the victory.
Flair and Batista try to get revenge, but Y2J rolls out of the ring taunting both as they help Orton to his feet.
The show ends with Y2J holding the World Title belt above his head, and Orton staggering in the ring.
END OF SHOW
Please, give me your views. What did you like about the show, and what did you not like. I would be happy to answer any questions if anyone has any. Still no one has given me any suggestions for theme music at SummerSlam, I would really appreciate it if someone would, I would prefer a recent music but not one that has been used before.
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