Sorry about RAW being this late ,but I didn't have to much free time due to exams. Well now I get a three day weekend and all I have left is the WWE Championship match.
The opening video to RAW plays before fireworks go off and we see the fans on their feet.
J.R.: Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Monday Night RAW! And we are only six days away from this Sunday's PPV, Backlash!
King: What a show we have for these fans tonight! America's Most Wanted taking on The Diamonds in the Rough!
J.R.: Also we are going to have The Naturals take on Big Show and Kane in tag team action!
King: And what another great tag team match except this time its 3-on-3! Chris Jericho, John Cena, and Rob Van Dam take on Randy Orton, Samoa Joe, and Triple H!
Chris Masters's music hits.
Chris Masters-Walks out to heat. He does his regular pose at the entrance before going down to the ring and getting in then he grabs a microphone.
Chris Masters: Two weeks ago Christopher Daniels challenged me for my Intercontinental Championship in a match for Backlash. Well after seeing your performance last week...I wasn't impressed. (Crowd boos) But hey even losers can put on exciting matches even if it shows that he can't defeat huge stars like JBL, Samoa Joe, and of course there is no way he can defeat "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters. (Crowd boos) I mean come on. What kind of guy thinks he can wrestle up against me if the best type of wrestler he can beat here in the WWE is a tag team wrestler like David Young. Daniels you should just get out of here and go to the Indy Circuit were you belong. (Crowd boos)
Christopher Daniels's music hits.
Christopher Daniels-Walks out with a microphone in hand.
Christopher Daniels: Chris all I need to know is if I got my match. Not the advice from a man whose brain cells have been exterminated since he started building those muscles. (Crowd pops and also an "Oooooo" is heard from some areas in the audience)
Chris Masters: Actually Daniels the match has been made. And it is a No Disqualification, Submission Match! (Crowd gives mixed reactions)
Christopher Daniels: Are
Christopher Daniels-Starts laughing this up.
Christopher Daniels: Man I guess you aren't all right in the head. If you didn't know Chris Masters, I am the man that can get any submission move in, at any position, at any time. (Crowd pops) I will see you at Backlash when I leave you at the mat with my newly won title around my waist! (Crowd pops)
Christopher Daniels-Walks backstage.
J.R.: Well there you have it folks! It will happen! Chris Masters versus Christopher Daniels in a Submission Match!
King: And this Sunday we will watch Christopher Daniels tap out from the unbreakable Master Lock.
Todd Grisham: I am backstage here with Trish who will
Jazz-Attacks Trish from behind and throws her up against the mini titontron and the wall. Then she snatches the microphone from Todd Grisham's hand.
Jazz: This Sunday your new title reign will end! This Sunday get ready for a little bit of Jazz!
J.R.: Oh my gawd King! Jazz just took out Trish backstage!
King: I know J.R. Maybe I should give her CPR.
- Commercial -
The Naturals's music hits.
Lillian Garcia: The following match is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first they are the WWE Tag Team Champions, Andy Douglas and Chase Stevens, The Naturals!
The Naturals-Run out to a huge pop. They taunt at the stage before running down to the ring and sliding in. They go up to the corners and rise up their arms getting a nice pop.
Big Show/Kane mix hits.
Lillian Garcia: And their opponents! They are Big Show and Kane!
Big Show and Kane-Walk down to a huge pop from the crowd. They walk down to the ring slowly then get in and stare down their opponents for this week.
The Naturals vs Big Show and Kane
Finish-A very good opening match which seems mostly like a squash with Show and Kane dominating, but The Naturals's speed keeps this match entertaining. Now Kane and Andy Douglas are in the ring. They tie up and Kane takes control pushing him into the ropes. Douglas gets irish whipped into the opposite ropes and when coming back he receives a big boot from the Big Red Machine. Kane signals for Douglas to get up, but Stevens runs into the ring right into Kane's grip. Kane grabs Douglas with his other hand and gives them both a Chokeslam before pinning them both 1,2,3.
Lillian Garcia: Here are the winners of this match Big Show and Kane!
Kane and Big Show celebrate their win in the ring.
J.R.: This Sunday may end just like that King with our champions losing, but last week 3 Minute Warning had to cheat to get the win over Big Show and Kane and that may have been the only reason why we are not going to see The Naturals take on these two men at Backlash!
King: J.R. I have been telling you ever since last week. Eric Bishoff was making a good business decision and if he can top it then we will be seeing new WWE Tag Team Champions out here next week!
Eric Bishoff and 3 Minute Warning are watching RAW on TV.
Eric Bishoff-Starts laughing.
Eric Bishoff: Wow you guys have to face those two? You guys beat Kane and Big Show last week!
Rosey: I just don't think they want those titles anymore Eric.
Jamal: Neither do I. I mean look at those two losers in the ring!
Eric Bishoff: Well guys this Sunday will be the next phase in what I call Taking Over.
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We are taken to a dark forest.
Voice: Some people say that I am twisted. Yet others say that I am different. Either way I have a dark core. This Summer I will come to RAW and reek havoc on those who try to reek havoc on me. I am going to RAW for the gold and I will get what I want. Quote The Raven ......... Nevermore!
Lightning strikers the background and due to the light from the bolt we can see Raven doing his pose at the end of the forest. Then we are token to a black screen that says:
"Raven appears Backlash"
(Back in the arena)
America's Most Wanted's music hits.
Lillian Garcia: The following match is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, the team of Chris Harris and James Storm, America's Most Wanted!
America's Most Wanted-Walks down to the ring wearing their "USA" coats and their hats. They get into the ring and taunt at the corners before waiting for their opponents.
Diamonds In The Rough's music hits.
Lillian Garcia: And their opponents! Accompanied to the ring by Simon Diamond, Elix Skipper and David Young, The Diamonds In The Rough!
The Diamonds In The Rough-Walk out to heat. Diamond holds his chin and looks around arena while Skipper and David look around holding their arms up. They then run into the ring and start a brawl with AMW.
America's Most Wanted vs Diamonds In The Rough w/ Simon Diamond
Finish-A good tag team match with Diamond cheating for his team. At the end Chris Harris and Elix Skipper are in the ring. Harris and Skipper start a fist fight entail Harris runs backwards to the ropes and comes back at Skipper who leap frogs over him. Skipper hits the Play of the Day on Harris while Simon Diamond pulls down on James Storm’s leg making him not be able to get into the ring 1,2,3.
Lillian Garcia: Here are the winners of this match Elix Skipper and David Young, The Diamonds In The Rough!
Diamonds In The Rough-Celebrate into the ring and start attacking AMW 3-on-2, but then Shelton Benjamin comes running down to the ring with a chair scaring them away. The Diamonds tell Benjamin that this will all end at Backlash.
Todd Grisham: I am backstage here with Triple H! Now Triple H I understand that you have something to say heading into your match this Sunday against Rob Van Dam in a Street Fight.
Triple H: You see Todd Grisham, RVD should be very worried coming into this match. Sure RVD has been in ECW, but I am the King of Street Fights. Now you see Todd, I know why RVD doesn't want to give up his contract to me. Because it’s going to be the biggest thing that he will ever win here in the WWE! Rob just doesn't want to hand over something that he won by defeating 5 losers with him being the best of all the losers to get that contract. I mean come on CM Punk and Gregory Helms are cruiserweights, Shelton Benjamin has never been in a good match since he lost that Intercontinental Championship, Mark Henry the World's Fattest Man, and then we have Chris Jericho who is getting a shot at the WWE Championship only because my little brother-in-law doesn't know how to book a proper Pay-Per-View. So Rob this Sunday I will prove why I am the King of Street Fights and I will prove to Shane and the whole world why I am The Game and should always be Number One Contender when I want to be Number One Contender.
J.R.: Some confidant words there from Triple H, but up next Gregory Helms will take on a local wrestler here tonight!
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We see Shawn Michaels going into Shane McMahon's office before shutting the door behind him.
(Back in the arena)
J.R.: Welcome back ladies and gentlemen to RAW and what could that have been about?!
King: I have no clue, but we are about to watch Gregory Helms take on this hometown wrestler.
Gregory Helms's music hits.
Lillian Garcia: The following match is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first Gregory Helms! And his opponent Tim Guarder.
Gregory Helms-Walks down to the ring and gets in before getting ready for the match. Then he yells at some of the fans getting some good heat.
Gregory Helms vs Tim Guarder
Finish-An okay match with Helms pretty much destroying Guarder, but he gets embarrassed a couple of time by Guarder when Guarder makes come backs. Now Helms is in control after hitting Guarder with Tornado DDT. Helms signals for Guarder to get up before hitting him with a hip toss. Helms signals for Guarder to get up again before running to the ropes and coming back at Guarder hitting him right in the face with an Axe Kick before pinning him 1,2,3.
Lillian Garcia: Here is the winner of this match, Gregory Helms!
Gregory Helms-Gets up and starts leaving the ring, but then he turns around and looks back at Guarder. Helms stalks up towards Guarder and lifts him up slowly to his feet and signals for the Eye of the Hurricane, but then CM Punk runs through the crowd and stops Helms. Then Punk starts a fist fight with Helms, but then Helms comes back with a kick to the groin getting heat. Helms gets up and leaves the ring.
J.R.: What is the problem with Gregory Helms?
King: I know J.R. I mean first he attacks Tim Guarder then he cheap shots CM Punk to get out of the ring. I can say that CM Punk is not through with him yet.
J.R.: I am sure he's not King.
Todd Grisham is backstage in front of Shane McMahon's office.
Todd Grisham: I am here backstage and I will be keeping everyone posted on what is happening with HBK and Shane McMahon. So I will be staying out here enter someone comes out.
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King: Welcome back to RAW here on the USA Channel as we continue tonight's show.
The Rock's music hits.
Lillian Garcia: The following match is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first The Rock!
The Rock-Walks out to pop of the night. He looks around the arena before walking down to the ring and heading up the stairs. He walks to the corner then heads up it and rises up his arm getting a nice pop. The Rock jumps into the ring and waits for his opponent.
Carlito's music hits.
Lillian Garcia: And his opponent! Carlito Caribbean Cool!
Carlito-Walks out to huge heat. He starts walking down to the ring looking more serious then most of the time. He gets into the ring and stares down The Rock before points to the crowd and telling them that they are not cool.
The Rock vs Carlito
Finish-A great match that has The Rock taking most control, but Carlito has good control after cheap shots. Now Carlito is in control after low blowing The Rock while the referee was down. Carlito starts kicking The Rock before lifting him up to his feet. Carlito signals for the Cool Breaker, but The Rock grabs Carlito and hits The Rock Bottom! The Rock pins Carlito 1,2,3.
Lillian Garcia: Here is the winner of this match, The Rock!
The Rock-Celebrates in the ring while we are taken backstage.
Shawn Michaels-Walks out of Shane McMahon's office.
Todd Grisham: Hey Shawn! Everyone has been wondering why were you in Shane McMahon's office?
Shawn Michaels: We were negotiating something about a match that I will be in very soon. And Mr. Mac as made it next week where I Shawn Michaels will announce my match.
J.R.: Well you heard it folks we will learn a match next week which Shawn Michaels will take part of?
King: I wonder what it’s going to be?
J.R.: I don't know King. But we do know that up next is a 6-Man Tag Team Match between Rob Van Dam, John Cena, and Chris Jericho against Triple H, Samoa Joe, and the WWE Champion Randy Orton!
King: As you say J.R. this one is going to be a Slobber Knocker!
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(The Press Conference for Backlash is Shown featuring people like Trish Stratums, Jazz, John Cena, Rob Van Dam, Triple H, Chris Jericho, and Randy Orton)
We come back to RAW and Backlash's theme song Getting Away With Murder Plays.
J.R.: Welcome back ladies and gentlemen to RAW as we are on the final to stop to Backlash!
King: And what a line up we have for you this Sunday on Pay-Per-View.
J.R.: We are going to have Christopher Daniels taking on Chris Masters in a Submission Match for the Intercontinental Championship.
King: Christopher Daniels says he can put in any submission move at anytime, but at Backlash we will have to test that theory up against "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters!
J.R.: We are going to see CM Punk taking on Gregory Helms one-on-one as we just learned during the commercial break.
King: This all started for a quest to the Intercontinental Championship. The winner of this match may just be the next person to get a shot at the Intercontinental Championship.
J.R.: Also we are going to see Shelton Benjamin and America's Most Wanted versus The Diamonds In The Rough.
King: The Diamonds In The Rough are looking to get closer to the WWE Tag Team Championships and this match may just be what can push them to it if they win.
J.R.: Speaking of the WWE Tag Team Championships, we will be seeing them defended when The Naturals take on 3 Minute Warning.
King: This Sunday may be the end of the WWE Tag Team Title reign for The Naturals as the odds are in 3 Minute Warning's favor and even more odds are against The Naturals with Eric Bishoff at ring side for 3 Minute Warning.
J.R.: In a match that I am really looking forward to John Cena and Samoa Joe will be facing off in a WrestleMania 22 rematch!
King: Well Samoa Joe is undefeated for almost a year now J.R. and John Cena may have replaned, but it may not be enough to take down someone like Samoa Joe!
J.R.: A Women's Championship Match that I have been looking forward to is coming this Sunday when Trish Stratums takes on Jazz again.
King: These two divas have faced each other many times before J.R., but I can see Jazz walking out the new Women's Champion this Sunday.
J.R.: Another match to look forward to his Rob Van Dam taking on Triple H in a Street Fight!
King: This is one of the most anticipated Street Fights I can think of J.R. and this Sunday will be one heck of battle. Because this Sunday these men are going to war.
J.R.: Then finally the Main Event! Randy Orton will be defending his WWE Championship against Chris Jericho!
King: This surely will be one heck of a "Legend" versus "Legend Killer" match J.R. and I can tell you this. Randy Orton will do anything he can to retain his title!
J.R.: Remember to order Backlash this Sunday ladies and gentlemen because it’s sure to be one heck of a show.
John Cena's music hits.
Lillian Garcia: The following match is a 6-Man Tag Team Match! Introducing first John Cena!
John Cena-Walks out to a tremendous pop. He plays to the Chain Gang before walking down to the ring and getting in.
J.R.: Don’t go anywhere folks because we will be right back.
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We come back and we can see that the only people left to come down are Triple H and Randy Orton.
Triple H's music hits.
Lillian Garcia: And his partner Triple H!
Triple H-Walks out to tremendous heat. He slowly walks down to the ring yelling at some of the fans on his way. He stops at the bottom of the ramp and yells at more fans before taking some drinks of water and walking to the apron. Triple H goes up the stairs and looks around the arena before drinking water again then throws the bottle to the side. Triple H walks to the middle of the apron and looks around before spitting water up in the air followed by spitting the rest in front of himself. Triple H goes to the corner and rises up his arms in victory before looking over at Rob Van Dam.
Randy Orton's music hits.
Lillian Garcia: And finally, he is the WWE Champion, Randy Orton!
Randy Orton-Walks out to a mostly heat, but some cheers. He walks out and taunts having sparks fall behind him. Randy Orton walks down to the ring then goes up the apron and jumps through the ropes. Randy goes into the corner and spreads out his arms showing greatness before jumping down and taking the WWE Championship off.
6-Man Tag Team Match
Chris Jericho, John Cena, Rob Van Dam vs Randy Orton, Samoa Joe, Triple H
Finish-A very exciting match up, but not that great of a match due to, to many brawls. Now Rob Van Dam and Randy Orton are the legal men. RVD starts punching Randy entel he gets him into the ropes then RVD irish whips Randy into the ropes and then jumps to the ropes and jumps backwards with a springboard straight kick to the face of Randy. Randy rolls around in pain and RVD drags Randy to the corner and tags in Chris Jericho. Jericho signals for Randy to get up and then goes for the Standing Enstiguri, which Randy ducks. Randy scatters away to his corner and Jericho runs after him right into a punch from Samoa Joe. This has RVD and Cena run into the ring and they take their respective opponents to the outside and wrestle them out there. Chris Jericho starts getting up right into a low blow from Randy Orton while the referee is watching the fighting on the outside. Randy then grabs Jericho and hits him with the RKO before hooking the leg 1,2,3.
Lillian Garcia: Here are the winners of this match Randy Orton, Samoa Joe, and Triple H!
J.R.: Randy Orton just cheated to get his win the victory!
King: It's not cheating if you don't get caught J.R.
J.R.: I have to disagree King and this Sunday at Backlash we will watch as Chris Jericho goes for his revenge!
The Show Goes Off
Here is the final card for Backlash
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April 23, 2006
Colorado, Denver, Pepsi Center
Chris Jericho vs Randy Orton (c)
Christopher Daniels vs Chris Masters (c)
Trish Stratus (c) vs Jazz
WWE Tag Team Championship
The Naturals (c) vs 3 Minute Warning w/ Eric Bishoff
WrestleMania 22 Rematch
John Cena vs Samoa Joe
Rob Van Dam vs Triple H
CM Punk vs Gregory Helms
Six Man Tag Team Match
Shelton Benjamin and America's Most Wanted vs Diamonds In The Rough
You guys can start posting predictions if you want.
Also the SD! recap will be up tommorow with the Velocity results followed by Heat recap and Backlash on Sunday.