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Re: WWE: A Strong Response

Hey Nige, despite my lack of comments and reviewing i have been reading. I might be able to hit you with a review for this Raw, because i read the preview and things are looking pretty good.

However, at the top of your preview it says Raw results, and, well, its not your results its a preview. Just something i think MUST be changed because, no offense or anything, but, it's kind of a jobber mistake.

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Nice preview. Can't see Kelly winning the belt, she shouldn't. Victoria needs to own for another two or three months. I think HHH V SHOW seems like a bigger match IRL right now then it is in your BTB even though it's a decent main event! Anyway, I shall be reading and reviewing as always. LOL

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RAW ResultsMonday 5th May 2008
Live From The Honda Center
Anaheim , California

***Video Recap***
From Last Week

  • Mr. Kennedy cutting short Randy Orton’s request for a fair rematch with Eric Bischoff making a match between them in the Quest to be Champion tournament for later on
  • Orton bringing a chair in to the ring during their match with Kennedy ducking the shot, leading to the chair rebounding off the ropes and into Orton’s face to allow Kennedy to win after a Mic Check
  • Mr. McMahon unveiling the return of The Big Show & The Corporation
  • William Regal catching up The Corporation as they were leaving, telling them that Big Show will face Triple H this week in the Quest to be Champion tournament with Evolution & The Corporation banned from ringside
  • Vince telling them all that plan A is complete, and that now it’s time for part 2

“Wanna Be Loved”


***Video Promo***

{Cut To Ringside}

“Priceless” hits with the Million Dollar Champion, Ted DiBiase Jr & “The Million Dollar Woman” Maryse confidently walking down to the ring with boos ringing out.

***Video Recap***

From Backlash

Ted DiBiase Jr just defeating Jimmy Wang Yang thanks to a distraction from Maryse

From Last Week
  • DiBiase Jr losing to Finlay by disqualification after a shot to the head with the Million Dollar title belt
  • DiBiase Jr being confronted by his dad in the dressing room and being accused of becoming complacent, only for the youngster to say his dad was jealous after he left

{Cut To Ringside}

As DiBiase Jr waits in the ring, “Gonna Punch Someone Tonight” plays to a pop from the crowd as Jimmy Wang Yang makes his way down to the ring, looking as happy as ever. Just before the bell rings, “La Vittoria é Mia” hits as Santino Marella & Melina walk down the ramp and join JR & The King at the announce table. JR mentions Yang’s victory over Santino last week, and that doesn’t go down well with the unhappy Italian with Yang looking put out at Santino’s presence.

***The Opening Match***

Non Title Match
Jimmy Wang Yang vs Ted DiBiase Jr w/“The Million Dollar Woman” Maryse

DiBiase started complacently again, letting Yang get on top until coming back in to it after a distraction from Maryse. With Yang slowly getting back up, DiBiase stands by waiting to pounce, and he shifts behind his opponent. As Yang stands up fully, DiBiase tries to lock in The Cobra Clutch, but Yang fights it straight away by driving his leg back in to DiBiase’s knee, freeing himself with DiBiase falling to his knees. Yang runs forward in to the ropes, and as he comes back, DiBiase takes him by surprise as he lifts himself up and connects with a falling clothesline. The Million Dollar Champion hit it hard and follows up for a cover, but Yang kicks out at 2. Maryse encourages Ted Jr as he stands back up, and he urges Yang back up to his feet, looking very impatient. Again he shifts behind Yang as he stands up, but Yang spins round before DiBiase can grab him properly, and he manages to pull him down in to an Inside Cradle. DiBiase kicks out at 2 with both men racing back up, and DiBiase runs right in to a jumping spinning leg lariat that gets a big pop from the crowd.

The youngster starts to show signs of movement on the mat as Yang stops and looks in to the crowd, getting them going as he then walks towards the apron and through the ropes in front of Santino. The Italian looks disgusted and leaves his position at the announce table, distracting Yang who looks confused by it as he stands on the top rope. The referee walks over to the ropes and tells Santino to go back to the announce table, but he argues with the ref as DiBiase stands back up and turns round to see Yang on top. DiBiase drops to his knees, possibly playing possum as Yang then turns back to face the ring to see DiBiase standing up again, looking groggy. The Japanese high flier leaps off the top for a missile dropkick, but DiBiase steps to the side, resulting in Yang crashing in to the deck to the obvious satisfaction of Santino on the outside. DiBiase reacts straight away by dragging Yang right back up and planting him with a little Dream Street (Cobra Clutch Slam). Yang isn’t moving as DiBiase hooks both legs for the cover, getting the 3 and the win.

WINNER: Ted DiBiase Jr by pinfall @ 5.11.

AFTERMATH: “Priceless” hits to heat from the crowd, and Santino slips inside the ring as DiBiase Jr gets his arm raised. He watches on with a grin as Santino starts stomping all over Yang, who is defenceless as he lies on the mat. All of a sudden, “Lambeg” hits as Finlay runs down the ramp with his shillelagh in hand. Finlay slides under the bottom rope and ducks a right hand from DiBiase, then levels him with the shillelagh to a massive pop from the crowd. Santino doesn’t give him the chance to attack him and clubs the Irishman across the back, but unbeknown to Santino, Hornswoggle climbs out from under the ring and is about to climb inside with Maryse watching on in horror. Melina gets up from the announce table and walks towards the apron, but as she grabs Hornswoggle’s foot, she lets go, looking disgusted at having touched him. It allows him to get in the ring and walk up behind Santino, and he bites him on the ass to the delight of the crowd. Santino jumps up and down inside the ring, holding his ass with both hands with Hornswoggle then low blowing him and sending the Italian down to the mat. He wriggles around as Melina & Maryse look on in shock as both their men lie across the mat with “Lambeg” hitting again to a big pop as Finlay drops to his knees and high fives Hornswoggle, evening the score from last week with DiBiase.

{Commercial Break}

“Booyaka 619”
blasts out to a massive pop as Rey Mysterio makes his way down to the ring. Once inside, he gets a microphone and says it’s good to be back, getting another pop from the crowd. He then says that it feels like a long time ago that he last stood in the ring, and that was at WrestleMania. He tells the fans that being hurt hasn’t been easy as all he’s thought about is how he didn’t win the Money in the Bank ladder match and how much he wanted to win it. He then says that as much as he wanted to win it, he accepts that he did all he could like he always does and gave it his best shot, but now that he’s back, he’s going to work his way back to once again becoming a world champion. He smiles as the fans cheer him, but all the smiles go as “Pure Control” hits to heat with Kenny Dykstra walking down to the ring. The youngster dressed in jeans and a shirt doesn’t look too happy at all as he climbs in the ring and picks up a microphone.

He says to Rey that he has something he wants to share with him, but it might be a little hard to take, and with Rey already not looking best pleased to see him, Dykstra tells him that quite frankly, no one cares that he’s back. The fans don’t agree and they boo Dykstra, who then tells Rey that all they care about is Kenny Dykstra and that he’s back where he belongs, on the A show as the “numero uno” as Rey would put it. Dykstra looks as if he’s being serious with Rey shaking his head in disbelief, but Dykstra tells him he’s deadly serious, and that as much as he likes Rey’s optimism, he has to be realistic. He then tells Rey that this might hurt, but he is only being honest with him, there’s no chance he will ever be a world champion again. Boos ring out with Dykstra looking to explain himself straight away, and he says that Rey’s one run was a fluke and a complete one off. He then tells Rey that he doesn’t have to look far to see someone who is destined to be a world champion in the future, and that man is Kenny Dykstra. The fans really aren’t taking to Dykstra, and neither is Rey as he tells Kenny to prove it. That goes down well with the crowd, and Kenny looks shocked as Rey then tells him to show him just how good he is in a match tonight.

More cheers break out, but Dykstra back tracks and tells the crowd that on any other night, he would have no problem in showing up Rey to be the fluke that he is, but he doesn’t want to ruin his big return and reinjure him when he’s not ready to step in to the ring with someone like him. Rey says that’s bull and calls him all mouth and no talk. Kenny laughs for a second before turning all serious and shoving Rey down to the mat to the disgust of the California faithful. A pissed off Mysterio gets right back up with Kenny laughing at him and they go face to face with Rey slapping Dykstra. Gasps ring out across the arena as Rey then ducks under a right hand and runs through in to the ropes. He stays there as Kenny charges right at him, and Rey Rey catches him with a drop toe hold on to the middle rope. The fans go nuts as Rey dials up for the 619, and he turns back to run the ropes, but as he races back and swings through for the 619, Dykstra pulls his head back and pulls himself under the bottom rope. Boos ring out as Rey watches an angry Kenny back track up the ramp. “Booyaka 619” plays once again as Kenny points and gestures angrily at Rey.

***Video Recap***

From Backlash
  • Kofi Kingston vs Cody Rhodes for the Intercontinental Championship, and the ending of the match with Kelly Kelly being knocked off the apron, leading to Kofi retaining
  • Later on in the back, Kelly telling Cody she was okay to wrestle later in the number one contendership match with Cody then saying that if she did wrestle, they were through, resulting in Kelly storming out
  • Kelly defeating Melina to become the number one contender for the Women’s Championship and Cody coming down after the match to raise her hand and walk back straight away, to the shock of Kelly

From Last Week
  • Kelly being interviewed and saying that she will be receiving her title shot this week. Cody walking in to join his girlfriend and saying that it’s going to be hard for her to beat Victoria before leaving and the arrival of the Women’s Champion, who told Kelly she was impressed with her performance at Backlash, but she’s not going to take the title away from her

{Cut Backstage}

Kelly Kelly
is stretching in her locker room, dressed in her ring gear. With the crowd cheering her inside the arena, we then see the Intercontinental Champion, Kofi Kingston walk in to the room. He also gets a pop, and Kelly stops stretching to look up and smile as Kofi walks up to her and hugs her. He tells her that he wanted to come and wish her good luck for her match later on. Kelly thanks him, but she warns him that Cody might come back any minute because he only went to get her some water. The smile is wiped from Kofi’s face too, and he tells Kelly that Cody doesn’t deserve her, but Kelly cuts him off and says that she doesn’t need any trouble tonight. Kofi takes a couple of seconds before saying that he doesn’t want to cause her any trouble, he just wants to tell her “good luck”. She thanks him again before Kofi turns round and walks out of the room with the camera following him. As he turns right at the door, walks down the corridor and turns a corner, the camera pans to the left to show Cody Rhodes standing still with two bottles of water in his hand, and he doesn’t look to be in the best moods at the sight of Kofi walking away from Kelly’s dressing room.

***Video Promo***

{Commercial Break}

***Match #2***

World Tag Team Championship
Paul London & Brian Kendrick (c) vs John Morrison & The Miz

The Miz stands back up with a big smile on his face after dodging a cross body from Kendrick, looking very confident as one half of the champions starts to pick himself back up. The Miz slowly walks across to Kendrick and grabs him by the arm, then whips him hard in to the corner, still smiling. Kendrick hits the pads hard as The Miz takes his time before running in, and the delay helps Kendrick recover and lift his boot up in to The Miz’s face, sending him staggering out of the corner holding his face. With the crowd cheering, Kendrick follows him out and spins him round to pull him in to position for Sliced Bread. The fans cheer as Kendrick then runs in to the corner, runs up the ropes and connects with his finisher, driving The Miz’s head in to the mat. Kendrick scurries across the mat to make the cover as the fans rise to their feet, watching the ref make the count, and just as his hand comes down for 3, John Morrison makes the save, stomping on Kendrick’s head to stop the count. Boos ring out as London goes ballistic on the apron, but the referee orders a smug Morrison out straight away.

Both Kendrick & The Miz come round and attempt to crawl towards their respective corners as London gets the fans behind his partner, but as The Miz makes the tag to Morrison, Kendrick gets close to the outstretched hand of London. Morrison races across to drag Kendrick away from his corner, but Kendrick turns over on to his back and kicks his foot up in to Morrison’s face, sending The Shaman of Sexy down to the mat. He’s not down for long though and he rushes back up, dragging Kendrick away again and stomping him across the chest this time to make sure he doesn’t get away. Morrison then reaches down and pulls Kendrick back up, whipping him in to the ropes, but as he ducks his head, it allows Kendrick to run back and drive his boot up, levelling Morrison right in the face. His head snaps back up with Kendrick running back in to the ropes, coming back and taking Morrison down with a flying forearm.

It gets a big pop from the crowd, but as Morrison attempts to get back up and Kendrick turns back to run the ropes by his partner, London slaps him across the back for a blind tag, taking Kendrick by surprise. He is powerless as he watches London climb to the top rope and leap off for a diving cross body on Morrison. London hits it, but Kendrick remains in the ring, still baffled by the blind tag. The referee tells him to leave, and it gives The Miz the chance to enter the ring and stomp on the back of London’s head to stop any kind of cover. Kendrick sees it, but the ref doesn’t as Kendrick explodes and runs at The Miz, taking him down to the mat with a dropkick. The Miz rolls under the bottom rope, not looking too hurt as he sits back up on the outside to see his partner return to his feet behind Kendrick. And as Kendrick turns round, Morrison takes his head off with a Super Kick. Kendrick just falls in a heap as Morrison then turns back to drag the squirming London up to his feet and nail him with The Moonlight Drive (Corkscrew Neckbreaker). Morrison doesn’t waste any time in hooking both legs as the referee makes the count, getting to 3. We have new World Tag Team Champions!

WINNERS: By pinfall, and new World Tag Team Champions, John Morrison & The Miz @ 10.47.

AFTERMATH: “Ain’t No Make Believe” hits to a ton of heat as the referee collects the belts and then hands them over to the new champions with The Miz joining Morrison back in the ring. They lift their belts up in to the air before walking in to the corners and doing the same there before jumping down and hugging in the centre of the ring as Kendrick sits up looking angry. They then leave the ring and walk up the ramp, stopping at the top of the stage and turning round to pose with the titles once again.

***Video Promo***

{Commercial Break}

Raw’s Executive Assistant, William Regal is in his and Eric Bischoff’s office, and is sat quite happily in Bischoff’s chair when the door is thrust open. Regal jumps out of the seat as The Colon Brothers & Eric Perez walk in to the room. Carlito certainly doesn’t look happy and he tells Regal that he wants to talk to Bischoff, but Regal tells him that Bischoff’s not here right now. Carlito says he can see that, but he and his brother have a problem that needs sorting out right now, seemingly angering Regal. He tells them that Bischoff’s isn’t the only one with power at his disposal, reminding them that Bischoff himself appointed him his Executive Assistant for such matters like these, and he then asks them exactly what their problem is as he may be able to resolve it for them. Eddie steps forward and says to Regal that if he’s just as much in charge as Bischoff, then maybe he can tell them what they’re going to do about those two ghetto wannabes, Cryme Time taking their clothes and selling them off last week. Regal tells him to calm down, and that he is aware of what happened last week.

Carlito cuts in and says that’s great ‘n all, but to cut to the chase ‘cos they don’t have all night. Regal says that manners don’t cost anything and that he doesn’t have to help them with their little problem, but since he values his own garments, he realises that the ghastly duo known as Cryme Time will be punished for their actions, because later on in the evening, they will take on the WWE Champion, Kane. Eddie says to Regal that he knows Kane’s a monster and all, but two on one isn’t fair. Regal then points out that only one member of the team will be allowed in the ring at any one time, but if that’s not acceptable to them, then maybe they would like to face Kane instead. Carlito puts his arm out across his brother’s chest with Perez still standing behind them as Carlito then tells Regal, “two on one. . . that’s cool”. He then says “let’s get out of here” as they all turn round and walk out with Regal muttering it was a pleasure doing business with them.

{Cut Backstage}

The Miz & John Morrison are walking through back with their new World Tag Team title belts resting on their shoulders, smiling like crazy. We then see Todd Grisham trying to catch up with them, shouting their names. The new champs hear him and turn round with Grisham walking right up to them, and The Miz tells him that they couldn’t be happier to see him. Todd looks surprised by that, and Morrison tells him not to worry because it is a good thing, just like the fact Raw has champions that will not degrade the credibility of the titles or the show. Morrison then says that just like he and The Miz vowed last week, they became the new World Tag Team Champions, and they’re going to go out and celebrate their hard earned success. He continues by telling us that they want to make it very clear to everyone that once the celebration of all celebrations is complete, he and The Miz, the new World Tag Team Champions will begin the challenge of bringing the prestige back to the titles that the former champions failed to do.

Just then, the sound of a door slamming not so far away is heard, and all three men in the shot turn round to see Brian Kendrick forcefully dragging his travel bag as he storms up the hall with his back to the new champs. Morrison & The Miz have a good laugh, and The Miz sarcastically says that it doesn’t seem like everyone’s in the party spirit before telling Todd that since it’s such a momentous occasion, even he could come join them on their much deserved celebration. Grisham is surprised again, and he tells them that if they’re sure, he’d love to. The Miz turns to Morrison and tells him that Todd bought it with the champs enjoying a little laugh at Grisham’s expense. Morrison then asks Grisham if he thought they were seriously going to ask him to join them at the party of the decade. Todd pauses for a second before saying “well, yeah”, but Morrison tells him there is something he can do, be jealous! The champs laugh at Grisham’s expense again as they walk out of the shot, leaving a downbeat Todd all alone.

{Cut To Ringside}

***Match #3***

WWE Womens Championship
Victoria (c) vs Kelly Kelly w/Cody Rhodes

Victoria started the match on top with Kelly fighting for her life pretty much all the way through. With Kelly looking in real danger after a powerslam, Victoria stands back up and steadies herself before trying for a standing moonsault, but Kelly lifts her knees up in to the champion’s mid section. Cody punches the air on the outside as the fans cheer too with Kelly rolling towards the ropes while Victoria clutches her stomach. Slowly but surely, both divas make their way back up to their feet, and it’s Victoria who runs at Kelly who still stands by the ropes, holding on to them. The challenger sees Victoria coming and turns to lift her elbow in to the face of the champion, sending her staggering away from the ropes. As Victoria turns back round, Kelly runs at her and takes her down with a clothesline. It doesn’t do a lot of damage as the champ gets right back up, but Kelly levels her with another. Once again, Victoria gets straight back up with Kelly this time opting to whip her opponent in to the corner, but Victoria overpowers her, sending Kelly in to the pads instead.

Victoria runs right in at her, but Kelly steps out of the corner as Victoria runs right in to the pads. The champ turns round looking fairly dazed as Kelly runs in to the opposite corner before making her way back across to Victoria and hitting her with a handspring back elbow smash. That gets a big pop from the crowd, and as Victoria staggers out of the corner, Kelly waits patiently before the champion turns back to face her, and as she does that, she walks right in to a roundhouse kick from Kelly Kelly. Another big pop breaks out as Kelly then goes for the cover, hooking the closest leg only. The ref counts to 2, but just as his hand comes down for 3, Victoria places her free leg on to the bottom rope, and the ref sees it. Kelly is devastated as she turns to see Victoria’s foot on the rope, and Cody looks stunned too as he stands in his girlfriend’s corner. Kelly pulls herself back up to her knees, still looking upset at the two count, but as Victoria comes round and rolls on to her side, it prompts the challenger to get back on track.

Kelly stands back up and reaches down to pull Victoria back up. She grabs her wrist and looks to whip Victoria in to the ropes, and Cody sees the idea as he stands opposite them. As Kelly then goes for the whip, Cody turns to the side, but he doesn’t see Victoria reverse the whip, and as Kelly hits the ropes, Cody unintentionally grabs Kelly’s foot. He plays the innocent as he looks in to the crowd, but as Kelly yells at him, he turns round in surprise and tries to apologise. Victoria walks across, and as Kelly turns round, Victoria capitalises with a savote kick to the face. It looks to be all over as she drops to her knees and goes for the cover, but Kelly just lifts her shoulder up at the count of 2, leaving Cody very relieved on the outside. Kelly’s not out of the woods though as she lies helplessly on the mat, and Victoria doesn’t mess about. She stands right back up and drags Kelly to her feet before setting her up for The Widow’s Peak. Kelly can’t escape, and Victoria nails it, then turns her over to make the inevitable three count and retain her title.

WINNER: By pinfall, and still the WWE Womens Champion, Victoria @ 8.33.

AFTERMATH: “Ain’t The Lady to Mess With” hits with Victoria being passed the belt and leaving straight away as Cody slips in to the ring to check on Kelly. She remains pretty out of it, barely coming round as Kofi Kingston walks down the ramp and past Victoria. He enters the ring and pulls Cody up from his knees before yelling at him, pointing to the ropes where he grabbed Kelly’s foot before. Cody yells back at Kofi as Kelly starts to move around and sit up. Things start to get heated between Kofi & Cody though as they go face to face with Cody talking smack at his former friend and current Intercontinental Champion. Cody then pushes Kofi and stares at him, goading him in to a reaction, but it doesn’t look like Kofi is going to. Cody walks closer to him and talks smack again, and this time he angers Kofi, who shoves him hard in the chest.

As Cody is pushed back, Kelly is just standing back up behind him, but she is sent right back down to the mat as Cody’s back meets her chest and face. Gasps are heard from the crowd as Kofi looks horrified, and Cody turns round slowly, not seeming to want to look as he then sees Kelly lying motionless on the mat. He drops to his knees to check on her as Kofi holds his face in his hands, and after about ten seconds, he walks over and tries to check on her. Her eyes are open and she just looks groggy, but Cody stands up and yells at Kofi, shoving him against the ropes and pointing down at Kelly to remind him what he just did. Kofi looks remorseful and he decides to leave the ring, walking up the ramp but turning back to see Kelly being helped up in to a sitting position by Cody, who just stares back angrily at Kofi.

{Commercial Break}

***Video Promo***

{Cut To Ringside}

“Turn up the Treble”
hits to a big pop from the crowd as Mr. Kennedy walks out to the stage with a big smile on his face. Dressed in jeans and a T-shirt, he makes his way down to the ring and collects a microphone. He sarcastically tells the Anaheim crowd that he’s not one to boast, but he thought it was only right to share this moment with everyone. He then says that he realises some people might not exactly be up to speed with recent events, but he tells them that he’s come prepared and that they should turn their attention to the beautiful tron to witness a beautiful moment. We then see the finale to last week’s show with Mr. Kennedy defeating Randy Orton in the Quest to be Champion match after a steel chair rebounded in to Orton’s skull off the ropes and The Mic Check that followed. Back to Kennedy, and he’s smiling like no tomorrow and says “sweet huh?” He then says that he not only defeated another former world champion, but he managed to wipe the smug look off of Randy Orton’s face for the second time in two nights. He quickly points out though that last Monday was sweeter as he not only beat Orton in the middle of this ring, but he took himself one step closer to becoming the WWE Champion.

That gets a pop, but Kennedy’s smile goes as he becomes a little serious, admitting that the last couple of years haven’t been the easiest with injuries on top of injuries, but he wants everyone to know that as of right now, Mr. Kennedy is back, he means business and he wants the WWE Championship around his waist. A big pop breaks out, but it’s also met by “Voices” as a very intense Randy Orton walks down the ramp, glaring at Kennedy. The casually dressed Orton climbs through the ropes and picks up a microphone of his own before walking up to Kennedy and staring him in the face for several seconds before taking a couple of paces back. The Legend Killer then tells Kennedy that he’s going to let him have that moment, but he wants him to know one very important thing, it’s only going to be that one moment. Kennedy’s smile has definitely gone now as he stares back at Orton, who tells him that we’ve heard it all before, all this promise about Mr. Kennedy becoming a world champion. He then asks Kennedy where all this promise led to, but he doesn’t let KK answer the question by quickly saying that it went absolutely nowhere.

He tells Kennedy that he had it all, he was knocking off world champion after world champion, and that he when he got the chance to become the World Heavyweight Champion, he blew it. Kennedy stares back with the crowd booing as Orton continues, telling him that there was more promise, but then says that it should really have been false hope because yet again it led absolutely nowhere. Orton carries on to say that they both fought for the same shot at Wrestlemania 23, Money in the Bank, and it was Kennedy who grabbed the chance ahead of him, the thing he wanted more than anything else in the world, but Kennedy took it away from him. He then asks Kennedy what happened, and tells him straight away, once again, he blew it, he blew the opportunity that they both fought for and accuses Kennedy of ruining his dream last year like he ruined it at Backlash and like he did last week. Orton gets real hot, and he tells Kennedy straight that he’s sick of it, and that last week was the last time Kennedy will ever stand in his way of becoming the WWE Cha. . . Kennedy cuts Orton off and tells Orton it’s funny because we’ve heard all this before and that he should give it rest.

Orton looks stunned and angry as Kennedy then tells him that he lost the WWE Championship and he suggests he does what everyone else has done. . . deal with it. The fans cheer loudly for Kennedy, who then says that when he says deal with it, he doesn’t mean kick the first person you see in the head, because that might just come back and bite you in the ass. With Orton staring intently at him, Kennedy says that he guesses he didn’t him to tell him that since Orton’s stood there empty handed, and he himself is one step closer to blowing another chance as Orton would put it. A twisted smirk appears on Kennedy’s face, and he moves on to say that since Orton’s not in the best of the moods, he’s willing to cut him a little slack. He then tells Orton that he knows how he works and thinks, and then asks him if he’s dying to return the favour, because the way he sees it is that he’ll be in his next match to get to the King of the Ring and fight for the WWE Championship when out of nowhere, The Legend Killer strikes again and takes that chance away from him. Orton shows signs of a smile, but Kennedy says that the idea of being screwed over doesn’t exactly work for him, and that’s why he has a proposition for Orton.

The Legend Killer looks confused, but Kennedy tells Orton as much as he hates his guts, he knows how to make this work for the both of them. Orton listens carefully as Kennedy says that if Orton stays out of his way, he gets to the King of the Ring and becomes the WWE Champion, he’ll make sure Orton is first in line for a shot. Orton looks like he’s pondering it as Kennedy then asks him how he feels about that, and tells him that all he has to do is fight every urge in his self obsessed body, and then asks him if he thinks he can do that. Still looking very serious, Orton says that everyone knows he will do whatever it takes to become the WWE Champion once again, but he wants to make something perfectly clear, he will do it on his own terms as he does what he decides and not what others like Kennedy tell him. It doesn’t go down well with Kennedy who looks at Orton with The Legend Killer saying that if he goes along with this idea, it will be his decision and his only. Kennedy isn’t satisfied and tells him if he wants it that way, it’s fine, but if Orton’s telling home truths, he might as well get in on the act.

He tells Orton he has one for him, and that is as long as he is here and able, Randy Orton will never be the WWE Champion. Orton smirks again and seems to find it funny as he turns to see the crowd cheering, but as he turns back, he shocks everyone by nailing Kennedy out of nowhere with an RKO. The fans boo like crazy, and just as Orton is about to leave the ring, Eric Bischoff walks out to the stage with a microphone in hand. He says to Orton that it’s pretty clear he wants to get his hands on Mr. Kennedy once again, but he didn’t need to do what he just did. Orton stands back looking confused as Bischoff says that he was about to come out here anyway and tell them of a little idea of his, and that is in the main event tonight, we are going to see Randy Orton team up with Kenny Dykstra to take on the team of Rey Mysterio and Mr. Kennedy. A massive pop echoes around the arena while Orton stares back at Bischoff as “I’m Back” hits with Kennedy coming round behind Orton.

{Cut Backstage}

Santino Marella & Melina
walk out of what appears to be the medic’s room with Melina turning back to thank the doctor before the door shuts. As they walk down the hall, Santino looks a little angry as he tells Melina that he is going to have another talk with Mr. Bischoff about that little green dwarf. He then says that thanks to that irritating little creature, he has a bruise on his beautiful bottom, causing Melina to chuckle slightly. He stops walking and turns to her, asking her if she thinks it’s funny that a little green dwarf has bruised his perfect, peachy behind. Melina giggles again and she can’t speak, angering Santino, who says it is not funny and asks her how she would like it if it happened to her. A different voice is heard saying that she thinks Melina would love it. Melina & Santino turn to the side to see Natalya Neidhart leaning against one of the door frames with the door wide open. She then walks away from it with the door shutting behind her, walking up to Melina and telling her that she’s heard a lot of the guys have spent some time with Melina and her “you know what”. Melina doesn’t look happy to see her at all and asks Natalya why she’s bothering her and if last week wasn’t enough for her. Natalya stares angrily at Melina and walks even closer to her, right in front of her face with Santino standing to the side.

Neidhart then tells Melina to think back to Backlash and says that if it wasn’t for her losing to Kelly Kelly, it would have been her (Natalya) facing Victoria night and becoming the new Women’s Champion, but because of Melina, she’s not. Santino tries to act big and protect his woman by stepping between the two divas and tells Natalya that she’s made her point, but Neidhart stares menacingly back at him. The Italian looks worried and says “okay, maybe not” before standing back and telling her to carry on. Melina looks disappointedly at Santino before turning back to hear Natalya tell her that she holds her responsible for not getting a shot at the Women’s Championship, and that she won’t forget it any time soon. The two divas stare intensely at each other for a couple of seconds before a deadly serious Natalya Neidhart steps away, turns back round and walks away with Melina staring a hole through her. Santino looks on and asks Melina if she wants to go back to the hotel and give his bottom a nice rub, but Melina looks at him in disgust before walking away and leaving Santino on his own, saying to himself that it’s not too much to ask. He then shouts her name out and tries to catch up with her as the camera fades out.

***Video Promo***

{Commercial Break}

Leticia Cline
is standing by outside Evolution’s locker room. She says that she hopes to get a few words with Triple H about his match later on tonight with The Big Show in the Quest to be Champion tournament. She then turns round to knock on the door, and after a couple of seconds, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair walks out and shuts the door behind him, then asks Leticia how she’s doing. She says she’s fine but she was hoping to talk to Triple H, but Flair says that he’s busy getting ready for his match. Leticia then asks Flair if he doesn’t mind answering a few questions about tonight’s match, and he says that he would be happy to, anything for a beautiful woman like herself. Leticia smiles and then asks Flair how Triple H is feeling about having to face The Big Show in the first round of the tournament, but Flair quickly cuts in. He tells her that the title shot at the end of the tunnel isn’t important for Hunter, all he cares about is getting even with The McMahon’s & The Big Show. He then says that after what they did to his son Reid at Backlash, he too wants a piece of them, but he’s going to follow Eric Bischoff’s wishes.

He says he’s happy sitting back and waiting for that time to come, because when it does, it will be worth it as he will teach every single one of The McMahon family and their hired help a valuable lesson, you don’t screw over Evolution. Leticia then asks Flair if he has any light to shed on the rumours about a problem between Triple H & Batista, and she also says that she’s tried to get a comment from Batista, but she can’t find him anywhere. Flair says that there’s a reason for that, it’s because Dave isn’t here tonight. He then says that he’s heard all the rumours himself and that it’s total crap, saying that there is no problem, it’s just The Corporation trying to cause trouble like they always do. He takes a short pause before saying that there will be trouble tonight however for The Big Show, because Triple H is going to beat the holy hell out of him for everything The McMahon’s have done, and once Hunter’s finished, The Nature Boy himself will be next in line to get his hands on them and do the exact same thing, finishing with a “WOO”. It gets a big pop from inside the arena and Leticia thanks Ric, and he says it’s no problem before going back in to the locker room.

{Cut To Ringside}

***Match #4***

Handicap Match
Cryme Time vs Kane w/Paul Bearer

Kane has controlled things for the most part with a brief Shad assault the only blip. With Shad taking a stiff boot to the face, Kane shows some form of mercy as he allows him to crawl across and make the tag to the reluctant JTG. He slowly climbs through the ropes and stares worryingly at the dangerous WWE Champion. He then gives in to fear and charges at him, sliding through his legs and running through in to the ropes, and as he comes back off the ropes, he dives at Kane. The champion holds on to him and tosses him overhead with a fallaway slam. Paul Bearer smiles on the outside as Kane returns to his feet and opts to walk in to the corner, climbing up to the top rope. With JTG slowly standing back up, he turns round to see Kane leaping off the top to nail him with a flying clothesline.

The Big Red Machine stands back up, and JTG isn’t that far behind him, but he isn’t all there as he turns round in to a big chokeslam from Kane. Shad just about stands back up on the apron and sees his partner hit the mat, but he then has something else to deal with as The Colon Brothers race down the ramp with Eric Perez remaining on the stage. Carlito & Eddie grab all the bling JTG & Shad placed in their corner before the match, and the brothers run right back up the ramp with it as Shad jumps down off the apron, looking extremely pissed as Kane signals the end for his partner in the ring. Kane reaches down to drag JTG back up, and he scoops him up on to his shoulder for the Tombstone Piledriver. He gets all of it too, driving JTG down to the mat and getting the win as Shad remains distracted by Carlito & Eddie.

WINNER: Kane by pinfall @ 5.07.

AFTERMATH: “Burned” blasts out as Kane stands up and sets his pyro off with The Colon’s & Perez laughing at the top of the ramp with the bling in hand. Bearer joins Kane in the ring and straps the WWE Championship around him before applauding him.

{Commercial Break}

Eric Bischoff & William Regal are walking down the hall, and they stop at a door with the name of The Corporation on it. Bischoff tells Regal he’ll take care of this, quietly agitating Regal somewhat before walking in. Dressed in his ring gear, The Big Show is lifting weights in both hands as JBL, Shane & Vince McMahon all watch on, sitting down on a leather sofa. JBL stands up, taking offence to Bischoff’s presence and he asks him if he ever heard of knocking, but Vince tells his son not to worry about that and to sit down. Vince stands up and walks up to Bischoff & Regal, telling them to admire the sight of The Big Show, saying that he’s not just the largest athlete in the world, he’s the most dangerous and dominating superstar ever to step foot in a wrestling ring, something that Triple H should be aware of before he is crushed later on tonight. Show smirks as he listens, still lifting the weights though as Bischoff then says that’s what he came to talk about. He tells Vince that he wants to make it crystal clear that when The Big Show meets Triple H later on tonight, there is to be absolutely no interference from him or his sons, reminding them that it’s not just Evolution that are barred from ringside.

Shane leans forward on the sofa and tells Bischoff that he has nothing to worry about, they won’t be getting involved because there is no reason for them to, and that if anyone should be worried, it’s Triple H, and not just because Batista isn’t here to help him lace up is boots. Everyone in the room bar Bischoff chuckles at that comment, and The Big Show then drops the weights on the floor to a big thud, unnerving Regal slightly. Show tells Bischoff that like Shane said, they’re not going to help him out because they don’t need to as he is more than capable of ending Triple H’s career all by himself tonight. Bischoff looks round at them all before saying that they better make sure they don’t. It’s met with smug smiles but no words from The Corporation with Bischoff & Regal then leaving the room. Vince walks up to the door and makes sure they’ve gone before turning back and saying that it looks like it’s time to execute part 2 of their plan, but Show says that he doesn’t think they need to. Vince agrees and says they don’t need to, it’s just something he wants to do. Show grins and says that’s fine, and Vince then says that it’s going to be a fun night.

***Video Promo***

{Cut To Ringside}

***Match #5***

Rey Mysterio & Mr. Kennedy vs Randy Orton & Kenny Dykstra

Orton sits up with a sick smile on his face having countered a whip attempt from Kennedy in to an inverted headlock backbreaker. The Legend Killer takes his time in shimmying across to go for a cover, but Kennedy kicks out comfortably at 2. That doesn’t set well with the former WWE Champion, but he makes his way back up to his feet, looking extremely focused as Kennedy rolls on to his side. Orton doesn’t let his opponent stand up for himself, pulling him up and driving his forearm in to Kennedy’s face, knocking him on to his back foot. With Kennedy being unsteady on his feet, Orton grabs his arm and whips him in to the ropes, and as Kennedy bounces back, Orton connects with a perfectly executed standing dropkick. He stands back up with a supreme look of arrogance on his face before walking back in to the ropes and coming back to drive a jumping knee in to the upper body of Mr. Kennedy. Again he looks to follow up with a cover, but Kennedy kicks out again leaving Orton even more frustrated. Instead of standing back up, Orton slides back across the mat and urges Kennedy to get back up, lying in wait to nail him with the RKO. With the crowd trying to warn Kennedy as he makes his way back up, Orton repeatedly bangs his hands in to the mat as he prepares to finish Kennedy off.

As Kennedy gets to his feet and slowly turns round, Orton leaps up and looks to hit the RKO, but Kennedy pushes him in to the ropes and kicks him in the gut as he comes back before planting him with a Snap DDT. That gets a huge pop from the crowd, but Kennedy isn’t able to take advantage as both lie motionless on the mat. It takes several seconds before they both start to crawl slowly towards their respective corners, and it’s Orton who gets closer first and makes the tag to Dykstra. And just as Dykstra climbs through the ropes and runs towards Kennedy, the Green Bay native reaches up to tag in Rey Mysterio. The Master of the 619 races in to the ring to a huge pop from the crowd with Kenny putting the breaks on. Rey charges at him and ducks an outstretched arm, runs through off the ropes and connects with a springboard cross body. Dykstra pushes him off at the count of 2 as both men hurry back up with Kenny running right in to Mysterio and tilt-a-whirl head scissors. The crowd get right behind Rey as he stands back up and runs in to the corner, climbing to the top rope. He points to the ceiling before leaping off and connecting with a Frog Splash. The fans rise to their feet as Rey hooks the legs and the ref makes the count, but Orton races in to the ring and pulls Rey off of Kenny before the 3.

The fans don’t like that one bit, and neither does Kennedy. He climbs through the ropes straight away, and Orton holds his hands up, backing away from him. Kennedy calms down and turns back to walk in to his corner, but Orton runs at him from behind and clubs him across the back, knocking him down to the mat before stomping across his back three times. Kennedy lies still as Orton smirks before turning round to see Rey getting up by the ropes, and he runs right at Mysterio, who drops to his knees and pulls the top rope down, resulting in Orton falling to the outside. The fans cheer again, but as Rey turns round, he sees Dykstra running at him too, but he reacts quickly again with a drop toe hold. Dykstra lands on the middle rope with Rey then dialling up to the delight of the California crowd. He runs back in to the ropes, races back across and connects with the 619 to a massive pop. He holds on to the top rope as he stands on the apron waiting for Kenny to get back up, and it doesn’t take long. With Rey taking his eyes off of Orton, the former WWE Champion grabs a steel chair from the side of Lilian Garcia. He walks back to the apron and drives the chair in to the back of Rey’s legs just as he springboards, causing the referee to disqualify him and Dykstra as Rey falls flat on his face.

WINNERS: Rey Mysterio & Mr. Kennedy by DQ @ 8.47.

AFTERMATH: Orton enters the ring with a steel chair as Kennedy is coming round, but Eric Bischoff walks out to the stage and tells him to hold on right there. He tells Orton if he wants to avoid a suspension, he better drop the chair and go to the back right now. Regrettably he does just that, walking up the ramp and angrily brushing past Bischoff, who says Orton did the right thing, not like Dykstra. With Kenny standing by the ropes and Rey sitting up, Bischoff says that he has to deal with the actions that just ruined one of his main events, and he says that he has the solution in mind. He tells Kenny that he’s developed quite an ego since joining Raw, and that he’s going to do something that may be unpopular and give him a chance to become a WWE Champion. Boos ring out, but Bischoff says that he’s not giving him a title shot just like that, he’s going to have to earn it by competing in the Quest to be Champion tournament. Kenny likes that and smiles as Rey stands up, but Bischoff then says that his opportunity will be next week, against Rey Mysterio. That gets a massive pop as Rey looks towards Kenny smiling with “I’m Back” hitting to a pop, leaving the two men staring at each other.

***Video Promo***

{Commercial Break}

***Video Promo***

Clips of classic King of the Ring moments are shown, such as Bret Hart winning the first tournament in 1993, followed by Owen Hart in ’94 and being crowned. It then shows Stonecold Steve Austin’s famous 3:16 quote from 1996, Triple H winning a year later and Kurt Angle’s victory in 2000, and ending with Edge’s in 2001.

Voiceover: For years, there have been only memories. . . For years, we have seen superstars grow in front of our eyes. . . Many of these moments stem from one glorious night. . . The King of the Ring. . . However, once again, this special night will create memories, champions and hall of famers. . . The King of the Ring returns to the WWE calendar very soon.

{Cut To Ringside}

***The Main Event***

Quest To Be Champion First Round Match
Triple H vs The Big Show

A real slobber knocker as JR would put it with both men going all out on each other, but The Big Show has looked very impressive on his return. With Triple H struggling as he returns to his feet, Show grabs him by the back of the head before driving his own head in to the forehead of The Game, sending him right back down to the mat. The 7 footer looks to inflict some more damage to his opponent as he drops a big elbow across the upper chest of Triple H. Even the referee winces before dropping to his knees to make the count, but he only gets to 2 as The Game lifts his shoulder up off the mat. Show doesn’t seem surprised, and he makes his way back up to a vertical base. He then steps back in to the ropes and comes back, this time looking for a leg drop, but HHH rolls to the side, dodging a significant bullet. It’s met with a cheer from the crowd, but Show looks to get right back up, and he’s ahead of Triple H.

With The King of Kings only getting up to his knees, The Big Show looks to get back in control, but as he tries to pull his opponent up, The Game fights back with a right hand to the gut of the giant, and he follows up with another, taking Show by surprise. It allows Triple H to stand back up, but he makes the mistake of trying for an irish whip with Show reversing it straight away. As The Game comes back off the ropes, Show makes a mistake by ducking his head, allowing Triple H to come back and nail him with a face buster knee smash. Show’s head snaps back up and The Game looks for The Pedigree instantly, kicking Show in the gut and pulling his head in to position. The Game tries to get a hold of Show’s arms, but the big man fights it and lifts Triple H overhead with a back body drop. Show drops to his knees momentarily as The Game rolls around on his back. Show takes his time standing back up, and once he’s up, he spots Triple H slowly getting back up too, and Show just smiles and looks on.

As The Game then stands back up, he walks out in to the hands of the giant who grabs him around the throat for a chokeslam. Triple H fights it and kicks him in the stomach, but the grip remains in tact. The Game sees the referee standing by his side, and he reaches out to grab him. Show doesn’t like that at all and he pushes them both down with HHH falling to the side for a dominoes effect. As both HHH and the ref stand back up, Show looks ready to explode as he then moves towards HHH and lifts his boot up in the direction of The Game’s face. Triple H ducks it though, and the referee walks right in to it as he stands back up but ultimately falls right back down to the mat. Show looks down in shock, but HHH likes what he sees as he drops to his knees behind the giant and low blows him, driving his arm in to the groin region of The Big Show. A big pop meets that as Triple H stands back up with a look of intent in his eyes, walking to the ropes and climbing through them to jump down to the floor below.

He turns round to look under the apron, and as he reaches underneath, he pulls out his trusty sledgehammer to a huge roar from the crowd. With Show still lying across the mat, Triple H lifts the deadly weapon high up in to the air before sliding back in to the ring. He stands several feet away from The Big Show as the big man starts to sit up, but the camera switches to show a very tall man, not as tall as Show though walking down the steps in the crowd. He looks very serious indeed, dressed in black trousers and black polo shirt with the initials USSR printed red on the sleeves. It looks to be the same guy who appeared on TV a couple of years ago sat at ringside, Vladimir Kozlov. He catches Triple H’s attention, and Kozlov gets closer to the ring and he steps over the barricade, shoving a couple of security workers to the side. He climbs in to the ring as HHH looks utterly confused. Kozlov walks over to The Game, who just turns and stares at him for several seconds before deciding to swing the sledgehammer at him, but Kozlov grabs it with one arm, taking it from him.

Triple H isn’t happy one bit, and as he tries to grab it back having turned his back on his opponent, The Big Show is up and he clubs The Game across the back, knocking him to his knees. It doesn’t take long for him to stand back up, but Show steps back and nods at Kozlov, who lifts the hammer up and smashes it in to the skull of The Game, causing him to collapse in a heap. Show smirks as Kozlov stares down with a sick look of satisfaction on his face, but with the referee coming round, Kozlov leaves the ring and drops the sledgehammer on the floor as he gets there with Show reaching down and grabbing HHH by the throat. He maintains the grip and pulls Triple H up to his feet, but he is helpless to defend himself as The Big Show lifts him up in to the air and plants him with a chokeslam. It looks elementary as Show drops to his knees and goes for the cover as the referee slowly crawls across to make the delayed but inevitable 3 count.

WINNER: The Big Show by pinfall @ 12.09.

AFTERMATH: “Crank It Up” hits to a chorus of boos from inside the arena with Ric Flair running down to the ring and checking on Triple H as The Big Show gets his arm raised. Show walks across to Flair with the two of them standing chest to chest with this other scary looking individual watching on. We then see the rest of The Corporation walk out to the stage and applaud, and Vince gestures for them to retreat from the ring. Both Show & the hired gun back away from Flair and leave the ring to join Vince, Shane & JBL at the top of the stage, allowing Flair to check on his buddy. When Show & the ever so familiar face get to the top of the stage, they stand alongside their fellow corporation members as an angry Triple H sits up, staring towards them with Flair, watching on as The Corporation then raise their arms in to the air and smile as the show comes to a close.

{End of Show}

Ted DiBiase Jr df. Jimmy Wang Yang
John Morrison & The Miz df. Paul London & Brian Kendrick
Victoria df. Kelly Kelly
Kane df. Cryme Time
Mr. Kennedy & Rey Mysterio df. Randy Orton & Kenny Dykstra
The Big Show
df. Triple H


Quest To Be Champion First Round Match
Rey Mysterio vs Kenny Dykstra

Jeff Hardy Returns

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Raw Review

Jimmy Wang Yang vs. Ted DiBiase Jr:
So Ted won, nothing surprising there. Santino didn’t get involved, but I was expecting something from Ted’s father. Well, maybe later. So Santino starts beating on Yang, but Finlay makes the save. I’m predicting a tag team match in an another show.

Rey Mysterio/ Kenny Dykstra Segment:
I don’t know why, but I bought into the segment, and I really wanted Rey to kick Kenny’s ass. He almost got to do it, so maybe a feud will come out of this, or maybe they’ll meet in the Quest to be Champion tournament.

Kelly Kelly/ Kofi Kingston Segment:
So I guess that Cody gets more and more jealous on Kofi, but I still don’t know where Kelly is standing in all of this, she shows some sympathy for Kofi, but she doesn’t openly say that she likes him more than Cody. I’m really looking forward to see what are you going to do with this situation.

Paul London & Brian Kendrick vs John Morrison & The Miz:
Wow, a finisher this early in the match? I guess Morrison will make the save, and he does. A blind tag by London? Hmmm… maybe you’re considering breaking them up. And Morrison hits the Moonlight Drive, and we have ourselves new tag team champions. I guess that you’re gonna split Paul and Brian. But I don’t know who will turn heel, it could be Paul, thinking that he’s overshadowed by Brian, or it could be Brian, saying that Paul is trying to become the leader.

William Regal/ The Colons Segment:
Well, William is sure enjoying himself in Eric Bischoff’s chair. And I don’t know if he jumped up because he was surprised, or because he was thinking that Bischoff is going to catch him sitting in his chair, maybe trying to become the GM of Raw. And what a match, Kane vs. Cryme Tyme! Cryme Tyme is going to get destroyed.

The Miz and John Morrison/ Todd Grisham Interview:
Wow, aren’t Miz and Morrison in a good mood, they actually aren’t putting down Todd, but here it comes, and yes, they did put down Grisham, but it was partially his fault. Who did he think he was, trying to hang out with the “Chick Magnet” and with the “Shaman of Sexy”?

Victoria vs Kelly Kelly:
I don’t think that Kelly is ready to become champion, and by the looks of it, you don’t either. Victoria gets the win, and what the hell is Kofi doing there? He’s just going to make things worse, and he does. He actually hurts Kelly, what a bad man. But seriously, just Cody is going to buy that, Kelly Kelly will forgive Kofi.

Mr. Kennedy/ Randy Orton/ Eric Bischoff Segment:
So, Mr. Kennedy comes out, promoting himself as the next WWE Champion, and I’m interested to see if Kennedy is going to win the title, or even get to the finals. Randy comes out, and an interesting proposal from Mr. Kennedy there, and I’m shocked that Randy didn’t accept it, well I guess that Randy wants to ruin Kennedy’s chances of being champion, maybe even after punting him once again, and WOW! An RKO out of nowhere, I didn’t expect this to escalate into a fight, but it did. So, the Main Event is set, and I guess Orton’s team is gonna lose.

Santino Marella/ Melina/ Natalya Segment:
I agree with Melina, Santino getting bit by Hornswoggle was funny, I don’t care what Santino says. What is Natalya doing there? Oh, she’s just there to remind Melina that it’s hers fault that she didn’t face Victoria tonight. And Santino is scared by Natalya, but I don’t blame him, I would be too.

Leticia Cline/ Ric Flair Interview:
So, Triple H is too busy to give an interview, go figure. Anyway, Ric seems confident in himself, and in Evolution. And these rumors about a misunderstanding between Triple H and Batista, where did they come from? And I’m thinking that wherever did they come from, they’re bull.

Cryme Time vs Kane:
Well, it was obvious that Kane was gonna win here, and I’m glad that it was a total squash, and I guess that that’s what Kane’s going to be doing ‘till King of the Ring, since all the Main Event guys are feuding with someone.

The Corporation/William Regal and Eric Bischoff Segment:
The Corporation looks as confident as ever, even after Bischoff tells them that there will be no interference in the match later on. So I guess they’re sure that the Big Show is going to dispose them of Triple H, even without the part 2 of their plan, which leads me to this, what is the part 2 of their plan? Is it a most cunning plan, or is it something stupid, and they’re going to get their asses kicked by Evolution. I think, and hope that it’s the first one, well we’re just going to have to wait and see.

Rey Mysterio & Mr. Kennedy vs Randy Orton & Kenny Dykstra:
Well, it ended in disqualification, which was kinda the logical thing to do, not wanting neither team to lose credibility, and Randy gets out of the ring, on Bischoff’s order, which was again, the logical thing to do, but this time, by Randy Orton, not wanting to be suspended. And you gave Kenny a match in the Quest to be Champion tournament. Fair enough, but I guess anyone who is anyone will be in the tournament, so why not Kenny.

Triple H vs The Big Show:
If this was in 2001/2, this would be a championship match, which it isn’t, it would be the Main Event, which it is, but Triple H would be the heel, and the Big Show would be the face. But that doesn’t matter, because this is the present, and this starts of as any Big Show match. The Big Show dominates after a few headbutts, an elbow and a cover, but Trips kicks out, and I think this is where the match really starts. Triple H, tries to take the early win, with the Pedigree, but the Big Show fights out of it, and hits the referee. Very heelish behavior by the Game here, but he’s always been a bit heel. So Vladimir Kozlov makes his debut, attacking Triple H. He destroyed Triple H the only way a monster could, and Big Show gets the win, and I think that we now know what part 2 was.

Overall: I’ll just say what’s on my mind right now, a great show, but again, too little Kane, too much Cody Rhodes, but I understand that you’re trying to build up the Cody/Kofi feud some more. My ranking is: 8,5/10
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This very interesting message appeared on WWE.com first thing this morning, brought to you by none other than Vincent Kennedy McMahon.

The make up of my newly reformed Corporation is now complete, and I could not be any happier. I am so happy in fact, that I decided to share my thoughts with every single member of the WWE audience.

Not only did we destroy Evolution at Backlash, and we haven’t forgotten what we did to you either Reid, we drove a stake through the heart out of Evolution last night. Triple H was brutalised by two of the most dangerous human beings to set foot on the planet we call earth, and just to make it even more satisfying, it was all in accordance with the hand dealt to us by Mr. Eric Bischoff.

Our independent Head of Authority must be torturing himself as we speak, pondering just how he can find a way to punish us, but unfortunately Eric, you are powerless. The power may have been given to you and taken from me by loving wife, but part 2 of our plan was conducted as smoothly and efficiently as we had planned. To clarify Eric, along with my two sons Shane & John, we did not interfere in the match between Triple H & The Big Show last night, as instructed by yourself. Don’t feel bad Eric, you weren’t to know that we had acquired the services of one Vladimir Kozlov, one of Russia’s most feared hit men. The sight of him driving Triple H’s own sledgehammer in to his skull is a memory that will live long in my memory. It will only be bettered by the moment The Big Show becomes the new WWE Champion at the King of the Ring, and I guarantee you that will happen despite any attempt to prevent it from Evolution and the impartial Mr. Bischoff.

On behalf of The Corporation Eric, I hope that you’re not feeling too disappointed with your failure to protect Triple H and inability to match the intelligence that we share. We would also like to thank Dave Batista for his part in these deeply satisfying times. We look forward to seeing you all next week on Raw.

Thank you for your time.

On behalf of The Corporation,
Vincent Kennedy McMahon.

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J-Coke RAW Review

Jimmy Wang Yang/ Ted Dibiase: Didn't really understand how this match could have been non-title, since the challenger usually wins a non-title match, but back to the action. You had a decent run-in with Finlay, then Santino. I think it could have worked if Finlay costed Dibiase the match. Santino getting bitten by Finlay was funny.

Rey/Kenny Dykstra Segment: Nice to see some Kenny progress. I can see him turn into a major player in this BTB and his fued with Rey can do that. The feud is going to shape up nicely.

KK/Kofi/Cody: This is getting personal, but does Cody have to walk in each time Kelly Kelly is in a segment. It's kinda getting repetitive. Anyways, it's a good way to continue the fued where Kelly Kelly decides who she loves.

Londrick/Miz & Morrison: An action packed match where Miz & Morrison become champions (Finally!) and I see that Londrick will be splitting up. I wonder who ends up as the bigger star though?

Regal/Colons: Oooooo, Regal is going to be the heel GM. Having Cryme Tyme face the WWE Champion Kane was a bit random, but it will be entertaining.

Miz & Morrison backstage: Typical celebration from a new heel champion(s) Let's see if Brian Kendrick storming out will lead to something.

Victoria/Kelly Kelly: Having Cody running-in would make sense, but Kelly still ended up losing. The shoving fight between Cody and Kofi made things interesting.

Orton/Kennedy in ring segment: A great promo by two men that ended with an RKO surprisingly. It was building for a match later tonight.

Santino/Melina/Natalya: Natalya called Melina out and it was funny that Santino didn't have enough balls to stand up for Melina.

Flair/Leticia: I think Triple H would have said the same if he took Flair's place, but it makes the match more important by having HHH focused instead of speaking.

Jeff Hardy Returns: I can't say that I'm happy that he'll be back, but he brings star power.

Kane/Cryme Tyme: A squash for Kane, making him stronger as champion. Carlito & Perez laughing at Cryme Tyme makes them even more angrier.

Corportion backstage: I've always liked the name of Corporation and it's back! Basically, some more build for later on and showing Big Show's dominance. Nothing wrong with that.

Orton & Dykstra/Rey & Kennedy: The DQ finish was the way to go because no one can afford to be pinned. I hope Dykstra doesn't lose momentum IF he loses to Rey!

HHH/Big Show: Now I see that you don't have the run-in victory from the first match, because you have it here. The Corportation looks stronger than ever and Evolution is falling apart. I don't think we really need another member of The Corporation, plus it's Kozlov (Ugh!).

Overall, you had some good matches. I like that we're having King of the Ring and at least 2 matches on the show can main event the show. Promos were good enough because each had a purpose. Another really good show!

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Opening Match: Starting things off with a match? I think I'd feel better about this if the Million Dollar Title was on the line here, giving the match a little more importance. Anyway, the match was nice, continuing the complacent angle with DiBiase, limiting how much of his stuff he can show. Still, he looked fairly impressive, although Santino and Melina on commentary was a non-factor, as you made no mention of them putting over/talking trash to someone. The finish was good, furthered the developing feud between Jimmy and Santino, while the aftermath was fun, or would've been, had Hornswoggle not been there. It did further DiBiase's own developing feud with Finlay, once again making him seem complacent. I did like Melina getting freaked out after touching Hornswoggle, that was funny, and all in all, things look promising for the feuds, both of which are undercard. One slight correction, though, you said Jimmy was Japanese, although I'm fairly certain he's Chinese.

Rey/Kenny Promo: Good promo from both sides. Rey played the returning face well, while Kenny did a good job in ruining his return with all of his insults. I've only seen your Kenny a few times, but I can already tell that he's going to go places in this thread, and he hasn't disappointed much, either. I can see Kenny getting into a high-profile feud with Rey following this incident, which would do his career good in getting involved with big stars. I really liked this promo, but one thing I noticed was that Rey said Kenny was "all mouth and no talk". I'm not exactly sure what that means, or what it's supposed to.

Kelly/Kofi Segment: I'm loving this feud more and more with every segment I read of it, and this was one of my favorites. This was great hype for Kelly's upcoming title match, and even better progression into the Cody/Kofi feud. Kelly's going to leave Cody soon, I can tell, but I'm not certain that she'll end up with Kofi. Still, I'm really anticipating what Cody's next move is going to be, I've got a feeling it's going to be big and vengeful.

Tag Titles: Good match, things broke down nicely at the end. I've got no complaints whatsoever about putting the titles on Miz and Morrison, and I've also got no complaints in seeing a possible London/Kendrick feud. The ending gave hints of that happening, and it'd be a great feud with plenty of great matches. This match was also good, with an exciting finish, moreso from the storytelling than the actual wrestling. Still, Miz and Morrison had a very impressive showing, although I wasn't a fan of either Miz barely selling the Sliced Bread #2, or Morrison's stomp doing just as much damage. Aside from that, fun match, and I'm sure I'll love the new champs' run with the titles.

Regal/Colons Segment: Interesting. This established Regal and something of a power insecurity. The feud between The Colons and Cryme Tyme should be an interesting one, and I think that the Handicap Match they'll be in with Kane will be nothing more than a glorified squash. Still, it seems as if it's just a way to give him some TV time, but I'm glad that at least there's a story behind the match.

Miz/Morrison Interview: Man, Todd gets no love from anyone, poor guy. I happen to like him. Anyway, this definitely put over Miz and Morrison as the cocky, conceited, celebratory duo they are, very fun segment. Kendrick being pissed only furthers my thoughts about an upcoming feud with London, so I'm looking forward to that. I'm also looking forward to more of these Miz and Morrison segments, they should be great.

Women's Title: Good match, better than I was expecting, actually. I've come to lower my standards for women's wrestling in BTB, as not many people treat it well. Anyway, glad to see that that wasn't the case here, because the match delivered. Kelly looked strong in her title match, while Victoria showed just why she's the champion. But what I really loved was the interaction between Cody and Kofi. Once again, intentional or not, Cody proves to be a bad boyfriend, and Kofi tries to keep the peace (somewhat), but I've noticed that anytime Kofi and Kelly are together and something happens to her, it's an indirect result of the IC Champion. A very good way to develop things, as you could take on of two routes for the feud and its culmination. Good match, followed by a better aftermath. Great job here.

Kennedy/Orton Promo: Great promo here. In only the second episode of RAW since Backlash, things have heated up tremendously between these two. The dailogue (or summary of it) was very good, both men palyed their characters really well, although I don't see why Kennedy offered Orton a title shot when he'd win the title. Obviously, there's some selfishness there, since he doesn't want to be attacked by Orton, but it just seems like an odd deal for a face to offer with someone who he hates, but doesn't have respect for. Aside from that, I really liked this promo, and the match announced sounds really good, too, another chance for Mr. Dykstra to shine when the bright lights are on. It did seem a little random for Bischoff to include them in it, with no connection between the two feuds, but I guess it was to have a different match than last week. Awesome stuff here.

Santino/Melina/Natalya Segment: Very good segment. Santino brought the comedy and delivered, and Melina and Natalya look to have a very good Divas program. One thing I'm not sure of is that both of them are heels, and I'm not really a fan of heel/heel programs. I think one could easily turn face in this feud, which I think would be a good choice (but then again, I'm old-school in thinking things should be good vs. bad). Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing how this goes about, and more Santino please. Also, maybe an explanation of why he's with Melina.

Flair Interview: You're on a roll with great segments, and the trend continued here. While I pictured Flair being mostly calm as he spoke, it made the "WOOO!" at the end look a little out-of-place, but that's just my perspective. One thing Flair said stuck out the most to me, and that was when we he said that for Hunter, getting the title shot wasn't as important as taking down The Corporation. Maybe I'm jumping on things too quickly, but a comment like that, it might not go over well for Triple H, and could cause some problems between him and Naitch, rather than the rumored ones between him and Batista. Anyway, awesome job here.

Handicap Match: Just as I thought, glorified squash. I did like that the feud between Cryme Tyme and The Colons continued here, by stealing their bling. Still, it didn't do them any favors to be destroyed by Kane. Not much else to say, except for a question: what's the deal with Eric Escobar? He never seems to do anything. I'll keep an eye on him.

Bischoff/Corporation Segment: Even though it played no real role in the segment, I liked Show lifting weights. It made him seem focused and motivated for his match later on tonight. Aside from that, I liked this segment, it asserted that Bischoff's not one to mess with (still don't like him, though), while Regal again seemed to have softened up. It must really make Vince mad to have the man he put out of business keeping him in line. Anyway, I'm definitely intruiged about all this part 2 stuff, I've been hearing that for awhile, so I'm looking forward to what it could be.

Tag Match: An okay match, I was hoping for better, but I understand not wanting to give too much away here. I liked the DQ end, it kept everyone strong here, but Kenny fell down quite a bit during this match. His in-ring performance hasn't impressed me in this thread. I know someone had to be the fall-guy in the match, but Kenny looked pretty bad. A headscissors kept him down long enough for Rey to hit a Frog Splash? That's not good. Aside from that, the action wasn't what I was hoping for, but the storytelling was the best aspect of the match. Things progressed nicely between Orton and Kennedy, and Bishcoff's announcement concerning next week's Quest Match was good, too. I see Kenny going over, but I want a stellar performance from him.

Main Event: Kozlov? Dang. Not a fan of his at all. But, at least you made him somewhat interesting here, by having him attack Triple H in part of The Corporation, and also apparently being a communist. As for the match, it was a slow-paced, but that was to be expected, but aside from that, pretty good. Not the best match of the night, but still up there. I didn't really like Triple H grabbing the ref to save himself, that seemed like a heelish move on his part, but maybe that's the direction you're going in. Anyway, things are being stacked against Evolution, with JBL, Show, and now Kozlov in The Corporation, which will be fun to see them fight back.

Overall: Another good show. Not quite as good as the others I've read, but still enjoyable nonetheless. The surprise of Kozlov joining The Corporation at the end was, well, a surprise, and I really hope you can get me to like him here. I did have a bit of a problem, and that's that the show seemed somewhat unimportant. I mean, some big things happened, like the ending of the main event, and the Tag Titles changing, but had people been watching, they wouldn't have missed a lot if they'd stopped watching for a bit. Aside from that, it was a good show, with good matches but better promos. Things are looking up for next week, hopefully it'll have a more important feel to it. 7/10.
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> Opening the show with a match up, now I am surprised. In saying that, it’s not the most exciting match up to ever open an episode of Raw. The match up between these two would however be good in the sense that Yang is a higher flyer, where as Dibaise is all about technical wrestling. The aftermath was great with Finlay, Hornswoggle, Santino and Melina all getting involved with comedic results. Poor Santino, quite latterly the butt of jokes…

> Oh sweet Jesus, I just saw a pig fly past my window and now what’s this, Rey Mysterio cutting a promo, whatever next? Well at least you were smart enough to keep this short. Dykstra carried the promo, with some great heel line, referring to Rey’s title win a fluke and the run being a joke. I don’t know if this is a storyline I want to follow right now, but I’ll give it time. It’s odd to me how you’ve opened the show with an under-card match and now we get an in ring promo with mid-card talent. I know how you love to showcase the entire roster, but scheduling wise I don’t know if this makes sense. Anyway this wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t anything we haven’t seen before and it didn’t make me want to see more of these two.

> The Kofi, Cody and Kelly triangle is by far my favourite angle on Raw these days as I have no idea where it’s all going to end up. Will Kelly finally see sense and leave Cody for Kofi, or does she even want him, after all it would appear as if Kelly just sees the two of them as friends, it’s Cody who’s reading more into the friendship, but you can’t blame the guy for not trusting Kofi around Kelly.

> Another lengthy match, It’s as if you reverted back to your old booking ways where long matches dominated your TV shows as apposed to the brief match up’s you’ve been given us over the last few weeks. I rather the new way, but others will disagree I’m sure. In the end that match deserved the effort you put into it and I so marked out for the title change, great stuff. However, logically I would of put this on first tonight and gotten people excited about the show. The opener would of slotted in here nicely instead. Just a thought!

> So finally we start to see what I’ve figured would happen all along, Regal is getting pissed at playing second fiddle to Bischoff and resents people thinking of him as having no power or authority. Kane is a monster, but I agree with the Colon’s, a handicap match isn’t exactly the most logical approach to punishing Cryme Tyme tonight!

> Miz and Morrison, the arrogant, conceited sons of bitches………….. Don’t ya just love em. LOL. This whole segment was fun, but what caught my attention the most was Kendrick and his reaction. A heel turn seems likely here with the former tag champions feuding over the next 2 - 3 months. It’s a good move if you go with it as I for one could care less about them as a tag team. A rematch, with Kendrick turning on London would ignite the feud. Lets hope London doesn’t become another Marty Janetty.

> The finish was less predictable than I initially thought it was going to be, but it still worked a treat. I’m loving how strong Kelly appeared in the match, especially against somebody the calibre of Victoria. The aftermath over shadowed the match up as one might have expected. It reminded me of the HHH, Kurt and Stephanie angle on Raw back in 2000 when something very similar to this occurred. Maybe that’s why I like this angle so much! I can’t wait to see what happens next between this lot. DRAMA…

> I’ve never endorsed Mr Kennedy as a face as I don’t think he ever get’s over as one, so when he and Orton are in the ring together, I keep seeing this as a feud between two heels which it obviously is not. Both men are amazing on the stick, so this would have been epic. I think Kennedy was naive in asking Orton to stay out of his way until after the KOTR. The deal made no sense in that Orton simply doesn’t believe Mr Kennedy will win. As for the tag team match up tonight……… I don’t like the booking here. I think you teased a Rey, Dykstra match earlier and it would have been better if you left it at that. I don’t know why, but if you dragged out a storyline with Rey trying to get his hands on the young and brash Dykstra every week, but failing up until a PPV match up, then I may actually of wanted to see the two of them hook up in the ring in a 1 on 1 match.

> Santino, what an idiot. This was a good segment as you managed to balance both comedy and drama. Natalya and Melina doesn’t jump out at you. It’s not a feud many would consider, but it may have potential. I just think that right now, Melina is neither a face or a heel, where comes across as a fully fledged heel in her tendencies and actions.

> Nothing like a promo from Flair. I like how he shot down the Batista, HHH rumours and accused the corporation of stirring things up. I see trouble ahead tonight, especially given the fact Batista isn’t even in the building. The use of Kane here tonight seems like an afterthought. He is being used to further a tag team feud if we are honest about it and that shouldn’t be the case. Part 2 of their plan, what the heck are the corporation up to? They seem eerily at ease here and they shouldn’t be. Obviously something big is about to go down!

> Honestly, as I said earlier, I don’t know if this tag team match up needed to be on the show tonight. What is it with Orton and steel chairs lately. I know what you were thinking, going with a DQ finish, keep everyone strong? Right? However given the fact Orton gave Kennedy an RKO about 30 minutes ago, he wouldn’t of been at a hundred percent and therefore another RKO would of lead to him being pinned. Just an idea, but the finish was fine. Well I can’t say as I’m heartbroken that you’re blowing off the Rey, Kennedy feud next week on Raw. Funnily enough, I think Kennedy will actually win.

> Tired, so, so tired from long matches…………LOL. I’m joking, it’s just that this has to be you longest show in months. Been reviewing over an hour now I think. What the FU*K. Koslov joins the corporation. That’s ironic, because a few weeks back I notes how one sided the feud was with it just being Vince, Shane and JBL and now look, they have the Big Show and Koslov. I rather the heels having the advantage or the upper hand if you will, it makes for better story telling. The baby faces being up against it is much more engaging and dramatic and tonight’s revlation will turn this feud on it’s head.

OVERALL: A jam packed show. I didn’t like the early scheduling and the use of Kane was poor in my opinion. The highlights for me would have to by the advancement of the Kofi, Cody and Kelly storyline as well as Koslov’s debut.

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So wait, the Corporation is back? Major props on that, I loved it. I like the way your thread is standing, at a glance anyway. KOTR coming back, old-school Kane - everything is how it should be. Gotta say, best BTB I've seen here so far I think.
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Starting off with a match this week then. Not the best match to kick off the action but at least it featured two talented wrestlers and it helped to put over DiBiase once again. The aftermath was good with Finlay and Hornswaggle attacking DiBiase and Santino, and with Santino getting bitten in the ass you added a little humour to it. Nice way to develop these feuds.

This could've opened the show tbh, as Rey returning is pretty big and the fans would love it. We all knew Doane was going to come down and I'm glad he did, plus it does a lot for his heel charatcer to interrupt Mysterio on his return. I am a big fan of Dykstra and he was great in this promo, him telling Rey that nobody cares that he's back was a typical heel thing to say and he was his usual cocky self throughout the promo which was great. I liked the way it ended with the brawl and Dykstra typically escaping the 619, leaving both men with something to be frutsrated about. This should be a good feud and I am hoping Dykstra will come out of this looking even more impressive.

Nice little segment to keep this Cody jelousy angle going, I am loving this and I can't wait to see what heppens next between these three. I liked how you had Cody looking on from a distance and not looking happy and it leaves us wondering what is going to happen next. A bit of hype for Kelly's match later too, which Kofi and Cody will probably get involved in.

I was a little surprised to see The Miz and Morrison take the titles from Londrick after they retained at the Pay Per View, but I guess you did that to keep it unpredictable and to keep it going a little longer. It seemed like a very good tag match and it does now look like you will be splitting up London and Kendrick after that blind tag. I think they have become slightly stale, probably because they aren't a team IRL anymore, so it would probably be a good decision despite their talent as a team. As for M&M, its great for them and I can see them having an entertaining title reign in this thread considering how you book arrogant heels.

Regal was great in this next segment and I think he will soon get fed up of being number two. The Colons getting Cryme Time in this match is a nice idea, and I get the feeling they will get destroyed!

This next segment was great, Miz and Morrison were so damn arrogant as usual and you can just imagine them acting like this. Kendrick is angry! LOL it would be quite funny seeing him storm off like that as his babyface character was quite bland. Poor Grish! Haha that was funny. Entertaining promo for sure and it shows what we are in for with them as champs. Be jealous!

This played out really well. I thought that Cody might cost her in some way but the way you did it was a good idea. Kelly Kelly looked pretty good in this match against a very strong opponent which is good for her, and its better that she loses like this. The aftermath was very interesting and I didn't expect her to get knocked down like that again. Things have really picked up in this storyline when it was already really good, so I can't wait to see what happens next.

This was one intense promo and it was really well written. So early in this feud yet it is already so intense and exciting. Although I don't like face Kennedy as he was one of my favourites back when he was the awesome heel, this feud is so fresh and interesting. So as I said the promo was great and both said some interesting things including Kennedy's proposition. I liked Orton telling Kennedy that he blew his chances too, as you could say that he did on many occasions. I'm not sure if the RKO was needed though, I realise Orton wanted to make an impact and get a little revenge after last week, but the match announcement doesn't have the same impact after someone has been taken out as they can't react to the match together, and it also means that Orton might not come out on top on the night even after the RKO.

Another very good segment with Santino, Melina and Natalya. Loved Santino again in this, the way he stepped forward and then back again was hilarious. Santino was great in this but it was about the rivalry between Melina and Natayla. I'm not sure about it yet tbh, especially when its not a title feud, unless the one who comes out on top ends up going for Victoria.

Decent promo from the Nature Boy. We had to hear from Evolution tonight and it was a good little promo. You kept the possible problems between Batista and Triple H in our minds too but I don't think anything will come of it, and it would be bad for them at the moment with The Corporation looking dominant. No words from HHH makes it seem like he is really serious too which is good, I am just wondering what will happen later.

So Kane squashes Cryme Time. This really didn't do Cryme Time much good at all but at least they were beaten by the Champ. Cryme Time got a taste of their own medicine too with the Colons stealing their bling, no doubt they'll enjoy talking about that next week. Kane didn't really need much help though really. I am wondering what will happen with Kane while this tourney runs, I had a similar situation in my thread not so long ago as you know and the Champ didn't do much, and I am just wondering if you'll find something for Kane.

Hmmm I wonder what part two of this plan is. Decent segment once again and you did a good job of making Show look powerful with the weights and Vince putting him over, as well as The Big Show saying he can take HHH on his own.

Another good match with some exciting action. I was slightly dissapointed to see it end a DQ as we do seem to get at least one every week now, but I know you do it to keep them all looking strong. I would've liked one of them to get a pin over their rival but there is time for that, especially now with the match next week. Didn't expect a match so soon between Rey and Dykstra but I like it, it certianly won't be the end of their feud but it will give one of them bragging rights, hopefully Kenny. I am looking forward to seeing both these feuds continue.

Vladamir Kozlov!? Wow that was a shock but I like it. I'm not much of a fan of his but he certainly fits into this role of a henchman for The Corporation. He made a big impact on his debut for sure by costing Triple H, but it could've been even better IMO. Kozlov really should've taken out Triple H with his bare hands, or even head as he does IRL, and possibly broken the stick across his knee or something just to show his furiosity rather than just using Triple H's weapon against him. Still though it was a big shock and I like the look of The Corporation now, they look dominant as they should being the heels. Shane, Vince and JBL with his bad back can now wrestle less with Kozlov and Show in the group, which will help to keep it fresh as we've already had two big matches. I have a feeling The Game will be angry at Batista for not being there. Good ending.

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