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post #21 of 46 (permalink) Old 06-06-2011, 03:47 AM
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HarlemHeat, it is nice to see you back in your First Raw Episode after the King of the Ring! Well, the introduction promo looks really promising and solid to your followers and supporters. You really use Vince McMahon as the opening promo as you use him to declare and proudly announce that he is the King of this business as he is still the owner of his creation! The nightmare thingy was really funny, as Mr. McMahon exagerrated it as a real problem to their business. The promotion was really on the rocks because of these two owners and I'm glad you put an end to that thing. Even though it is really interesting and fun to see them kicking some ass with each other. I'm really puzzled on who will be the New General Manager of Monday Nights, now, Mr. Flair is gone as the Raw Owner! In the real WWE, Mr. McMahon hired Eric Bischoff as the general manager which is kinda contradicting with the former feud between WCW and WWE. Well, that is past. But, I'm sure, whoever that guy is, I'm hoping that the monday nights will be exciting each and every week,

Chris Nowinski? Woah. It is really a big match starter on your brand as you involve also William Regal on that match. Short matchup but really interesting and cool!

Brock Lesnar is not really done yet with Rob Van Dam? Sigh. I hope this one will end really soon because It's really obvious that Brock Lesnar will win against the superstar with an educated foot. First because, he is strong and unstoppable at that time and second, he is the No. 1 Contender for the WWE Championship and he needs a momentum for Summerslam as he faces the Undertaker! But, the promo is really extraordinary as you give us a sneak peek on what will happen at Summerslam! One more thing, comparing Brock Lesnar to the 1996 KOTR Winner, the toughest Son of a Bitch in the WWE, Stone Cold Steve Austin, is really cool and promising! Why? Because you prove to the WWE fans that Brock Lesnar is the new household name on every city and state and Stone Cold is not the fan favorite anymore!

Rob Van Dam and Brock Lesnar having a great match is really cool and one of a kind. Think about this one, Brock Lesnar showing the world that he is really the Next Big Thing and Rob Van Dam as one of the best in-ring competitors on the Raw Brand right now means something on your BTB. But, still, as I said awhile ago, Brock Lesnar desperately needs a push heading to his Summerslam Match with the WWE Undisputed Champion, the Undertaker!

The ending of the show was really UNEXPECTED. I thought it would had been Mick Foley, or even Shane O'Mac or even Eric Bischoff, but it's the Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels! But, I have one question for you, pal. What will happen to the HBK? Will he stay as a General Manager of Raw or he will be also an in-ring competitor or both? I'm really puzzled and confused with that situation. But, nevertheless, it is really great that you use Shawn Michaels as the General Manager of Monday Nights! And trhe unexpected reunion of the DX is really exciting to see on your BTB!

I'll add something on my opinion section. Well, first of all, I hope you added some scenes on the DX reunion like the legendary pose, the suck it chant and other stuffass because that really signifies the real DX. But, still, brother, the DX reunion is really good and cool in my opinion. Another comment on your first episode is add some colors on your show, especially with the backstage promos, in-ring promos and even the match itself. I'm really having a hard time to distinguish what is the match, what is the in-ring promo and the such. And wait, add also this one.

Shawn Michaels vs. RVD

Like that one, so we can quickly see and divide our eyes in looking on the promos, matches and what have you. But, the matches are really good. You give us a teaser on what will happen leading up to the Biggest Event of the Summer, SummerSlam and WWE Vengeance 2002! I can't wait to see your second episode. Overall, your first Monday Night Raw show is a 7/10. Not so bad brother. I hope you can improve some of your flaws on your SmackDown! I really love your BTB Thread. It is promising and cool.

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2002 brings me back to when WWE really felt like WWE, or F lol. This is a great time period and I have seen a few threads from you before so I decided to check this one out and I wasn't disappointed. I'll touch upon the major points as I go along here but first I have to say that I found the use of the future tense a little bit odd to read. Somebody would do this or they would say that. I don't know, I just found it a bit strange but if it works for you then why the hell not.

-I liked the build up to the reveal of the GM throughout the show. Vince was Vince and I think you wrote him well. Having the commentators speculating continuously over the course of the night was a great way to build hype and I was waiting to see who it was going to be. HBK is an interesting choice. He returned to feud against HHH in mid 2002 and with him bringing Hunter over to Raw I'm interesting in whether or not you are going to rehash the HBK/HHH feud or reignite DX? It's an intriguing scenario to say the least. Also, I'm wondering if the NWO are going to play any part in all this?

-Brock Lesnar's development was awesome. After winning the KOTR I'm expecting an even further push to the moon for him lol. I loved the promo backstage with Taker though. Again this feud happened in real life in 02 but I'm sure you'll do it justice. It will be interesting to see if you do go ahead with Taker/Lesnar and HHH/HBK full throttle. Ending the match with RVD in a countout is a good way to keep both guys looking strong although I would have preferred Lesnar go over to continue his push.

-The whole Bradshaw scenario raises a lot of questions. What was in the letter and why was he so happy about it. Great sense of intrigue and left me wanting to find out what the whole thing was all about.

Overall I really enjoyed the show. While there did seem to be some flatness it is to be expected as you are trying to establish your storylines and set them up etc. I felt that Raw followed on nicely from KOTR so kudos for both of them. The expected push for Lesnar along with the Bradshaw thing and HBK as GM and HHH's possible involvement have me wanting to read the next show to see what happens. Good job.
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Nice show man!

Having William Regal make Hardcore Holly tap out is a big accomplishment for him. Holly is big on his bravado and being tough and resilient, so having him tap is surprising. You must have big things in store for Regal. And pairing him with Nowitski is an interesting choice. Interested to see where that goes.

The situation with Lesnar and RVD makes sense. You need something for Lesnar to do until Summerslam comes around and having him go over a more than capable opponent in Van Dam is smart booking. Like the way you're handling Lesnar.

Also I'm kinda curious, is Mr. McMahon a good guy in your BTB? It kinda seems like he is, which is different. It seemed at KOTR, him and Shane were the faces and Flair and Double A were the heels. Wasn't quite sure.

You have me very curious to see what's going on with Bradshaw. The mystery envelope is intriguing and a simple formula to draw attention and intrigue into him. Well done.

Finally, I was surprised, but at the same time very happy to see Shawn Michaels as your Raw General Manager! I think it's an excellent choice. I hope he gets some time to flex his authority before I'm sure he'll get back in the ring. Also, I'm a little weary of the DX reunion. I remember in 2002, the real life DX reunion never got going because of Triple H turning on HBK. I wonder if the same could happen in BTB as well?

Overall this was very well done! I'm excited to see where this goes with HBK as the GM! Nice job man!

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Thanks a lot for the comments guys, much appreciated. I'll try my best within the next couple of days to return the favor in some way or another. Now moving along...

Friday Night Smackdown | June 27th 2002 | Chicago, Illinois
"Family Ties"

This week as Smackdown rolls into Chicago, we are going to be treated with a main event for the ages. The Undisputed Champion, the Undertaker is going to be appearing on Smackdown this week and is going to be in action with none other than the reigning United States Champion- Kurt Angle. the American Badass and the Olympic Gold Medalist aren't strangers to each other and have faced each other dozens of times before, but this time, when both are champions and are at the top of their game, who will draw momentum as we head closer into Summerslam? And what may turn out to be a deciding factor in the matchup is the King of the Ring winner, Brock Lesnar. Raw's Brock Lesnar is in Chicago and chances are will make his presence felt on Smackdown but in what way?

Speaking of the United States title, the man that fought Kurt Angle earlier in the week at the King of the Ring PPV in hope to get that title, Rey Mysterio is set to be in action this week. Rey Mysterio looks to turn his slight losing streak around as he squares off against third generation superstar, Chavo Guerrero Jnr. Both men know each other inside and out and look to pull out all the stopes.

Another third generation superstar in action here tonight is Randy Orton. The young up and comer is scheduled to step into the ring with savvy in ring vet- Lance Storm. Storm who is no stranger to the ring is the odds on favorite in this matchup but really, anything can happen.

Over on Raw this past Monday Night, one half of the Tag Team Champions Rico came out and told Rikishi that this week he will make sure that this tag team title reign of theirs will come to a screeching halt. He and Rikishi are some-what of an odd couple tag team as back at Judgment Day Rikishi was set to face the tag team champions at the time- Billy and Chuck. With Rikishi's best friend, Scotty 2 Hotty attacked the week prior, Vince told him that he would have a surprise tag team partner drawn at random. Rico, Billy and Chuck's stylists would be his partner and as Rico tried to screw Rikishi over, he missed and hit Chuck instead. Rico requested that he and Rikishi defend the titles this week against the former champions, Billy and Chuck, this match is sure to turn into a handicap match for Rikishi as he can't even trust his own tag team partner.

One man that came ever so close to win at King of the Ring in his rookie month was John "the Prototype" Cena. John has requested time to speak as he looks to give some insight on what went down at the King of the Ring Final with Brock Lesnar. John is also set to face Maven here tonight, can the Prototype regain his recently lost momentum? or will things go differently as planned.

At the King of the Ring PPV we were featured with a video package hyping up the return of Chris Jericho. Jericho has been out since the Hell in a Cell match involving Raw's Triple H back at Judgment Day. Will Jericho be here tonight? Will we hear from the former Undisputed Champion or get any more information regarding his return to the ring?

Speaking of Triple H, the Game was traded over to the Raw roster this past Monday by new Raw General Manager- Shawn Michaels. Shawn however, didn't get Triple H for free as there was a deal involved. The question at hand is who from the Raw roster has been traded over to Smackdown in exchange for Triple H?

All this and more, including appearances from Christian, Edge, Hurricane Helms, Vince McMahon and several more.

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Friday Night Smackdown | June 27th 2002 | Chicago, Illinois

"Family Ties"

Friday Night Smackdown kicks off with a bang as the pyrotechnics go off throughout the arena floor and stage. The camera man gives us a visual over the crowd and the screaming fans at ringside before taking us to the commentators who welcome us to the show. The commentating team of Michael Cole and Tazz run down the card for tonight as they go through what is scheduled to happen, the theme music of one Rey Mysterio plays and the masked high-flyer gets himself a face pop as he makes his way down the aisle and into the ring ready for action. Moments later on his opponent, Chavo Guerrero Jnr. Made his way down the ramp and to the ring as these two lucha’s stood opposite one another ready to make contact. Chavo Guerrero would begin this matchup by grounding Rey Mysterio onto the mat with numerous mat wrestling moves, grapples and submission holds, not allowing him to go airborne, for the early going of the match Chavo had it in full control throwing him around the ring with arm drags and variations of suplexes before Rey would be willed on by the crowd to find a way and fight back. Rey would reverse into a spinning head-scissors and turn this match around in his favor. After a knee to the mid section and a rake to the eyes by Chavo to try and bide himself some time, Chavo would leave the ring and stand on the entrance ramp for a moment trying to regroup and shake off the cob-webs. Rey however, had other plans as he ran towards the ring ropes and leaped over them, springboarding over the top rope and crashing onto Chavo Guerrero. The referee began counting both men out before at around the count of six, Rey would slowly reach a vertical base and push Chavo into the ring before re-entering himself. As Rey stalked Chavo who was on his knees, groggy and weary, Rey would come up to him and go to boot him in the face, with a shinning-wizard like kick, only for Chavo to duck underneath, jump up to his feet, grab Rey’s mid section and gut area from behind and lift him up onto his shoulders. With Rey’s back on Chavo’s shoulders Chavo would have Rey slide down his back a bit before trying to get him in position for the Gory-Special. Rey would release himself from the grasp of Chavo and fall on his feet behind Chavo before running at the ropes ahead and dropkicking Chavo from behind into the ropes.

The crowd was heavily chanting 6-1-9 as Rey looked around for their chants and approval. Rey Mysterio would spring towards the ring ropes ahead and eventually connect with a 6-1-9 on Chavo Guerrero sending him flying back to the center of the ring. As Rey stood on the ring apron and held onto the top rope, waiting patiently for Chavo to get to a vertical base to go for a West Coast Pop! Chavo would wisely play possum on his knees and take his time to get a vertical base, knowing what was coming up next. As Rey was about to lift himself up onto the top rope, his attention was diverted as former Intercontinental Champion,
Eddie Guerrero made his way down the aisle. Eddie would cause the distraction as Chavo would eventually grab Rey, use high power moves on him and gain the victory. Eddie and Chavo would stand over Rey as the commentators would hype up how Eddie was probably the new Raw superstar traded to Smackdown as promised.

At that point of time the broadcast was sent backstage to the locker room of Billy Gunn, Chuck Palumbo and “Stylist” Rico. The trio would sit on a couch opposite each other and devise a plan for the tag team title match later on in the evening. Rico would drop a bombshell that he spoke with Vince McMahon earlier in the evening and he and Vince agreed that Rikishi should find himself a new tag team partner. He told Chuck and Billy that they would face Rikishi and someone of his choosing but reassured them that they would win anyhow as it doesn’t matter who he picks, they are the greatest thing going on Smackdown right now. Rico then reminded them of their accomplishments and that he will be in their corner here tonight as the show was sent to its first commercial break.

{Commercial Break}

As the show came back on the air, the theme music of Edge played as “Do You Think You Know Me” echoed throughout the arena floor Edge raced down the aisle ready for in-ring action as the crowd was heavily behind him. Soon after his opponent, Prince Albert made his entrance down to the ring as the bell rang and the matchup got underway. The matchup would begin with the usual collar-elbow tie up. Edge would be thrown back at the turnbuckles as A – Train would demonstrate his power advantage over him. Edge would go up to him and place him in a side headlock only for A – Train to push him at the ropes ahead and with authority shoulder block him on the rebound. This would begin the full control of A – Train in this matchup as he would pick Edge apart slowly but surely using multiple power maneuvers such as a back breaker, a sidewalk slam and a powerbomb. Edge however, would kick out of everything A – Train would dish out on him and with the crowd heavily behind Edge, he would continue to try and switch the momentum in his favor but to no avail as A – Train was beginning to become too much for Edge. Edge would be placed in the corner as A – Train would club him to the side of the head with hard fists and knees bringing him down to the sitting position against the turnbuckles until the referee would break it up. A frustrated A – Train would turn around and focus his attention on the referee, believing it is his fault. This would give Edge some time to regroup and get back into things as he groggily slid out of the ring and under the bottom rope. A – Train would go out after him after realizing Edge was on the outside. Edge however would slide back into the ring wisely and have A – Train chase after him, once A – Train re-entered the ring Edge would muster up all the energy he had left after the assault from A – Train throughout the matchup thus far and hit a standing dropkick on him to take him down. A – Train would attempt to take Edge down once both men were at their feet, he would throw a hard right forearm at Edge only for Edge to duck underneath, grab A – Train’s head and hook that arm before bringing him down to the mat with his patented face-plant. Edge would at this point of time have the matchup in his favor as he after a few minutes of domination would go for a Spear and eventually connect before collapsing on him for the three count and the victory.

At this point of time we saw Chavo Guerrero Jnr. And his uncle, Eddie Guerrero hugging backstage and celebrating their victory over Rey Mysterio earlier in the night. They would talk in Spanish a bit as they headed out of their lockeroom with their arms over one another, both would seem ecstatic and on top of the world so to speak. Thrilled to be on the same brand one again, for the first time since the WCW Nitro days. As they turned the corner in the hallway a scream was heard and several officials and personnel were racing down past them until Eddie stopped one of them and asked them what is happening. They said that
Rey Mysterio was attacked backstage and they foundhim lying in the parking lot motionless. Eddie and Chavo looked shocked as they raced towards the scene as well, when the camera men caught up they saw Eddie and Chavo trying to call for an Ambulance to take Rey out on a stretcher. The commentators would talk about what they just saw and made some speculations as to who it might have been before sending us to another commercial break.

{Commercial Break}

When the show came back on the air Randy Orton the young, third generation superstar was waiting in the ring for his opponent ready for in-ring action. Soon after Lance Storm, savvy in-ring vet was heading towards the ring as the bitter submission specialist wanting to make an example of Randy Orton. Both men would lock up and Orton would hit a kick to the sternum before throwing him at the ropes ahead, Storm however, would reverse it and throw Orton instead before holding his knee up and driving it into Orton’s ribs and sending him rolling to the mat. Both men would circle the ring for a moment trying to get around each other before Orton came towards Storm and throw a jab at him, Storm would duck underneath, move behind him and grab him from behind going for a Suplex. Orton however would show his agility by landing on his feet behind Storm and dropkicking him from behind into the ropes. Orton would get a slight reaction from the crowd as he moved towards Storm who at this point kicked him in the mid section, raked him in the eyes and brought him to the center of the ring before taking him down with a side Russian leg sweep. Storm would target the right leg of Orton as he grabbed it and twisted it before dropping a knee on it. Picking apart Orton’s right leg slowly and torturing it, Orton would show guts and resilience by not giving up as Storm would lock him in tightly with a half Boston crab. Orton would eventually crawl and squirm his way over to the ring ropes and hold onto them as hard as he could forcing Storm to release the submission hold. Storm at this point of time would stand up, cockily look down at Orton and watch him as he slowly got to one knee. Storm would run at the ropes to his side and as he came back on the rebound, Orton would grab him in mid motion and bring him down to the mat with a hard powerslam. Orton would go for the pin fall however, Storm would kick out. Orton would grab Storm and slowly bring him to a vertical base as he looked at the crowd for their approval, Orton however, took too long as Storm who proved to be playing possum rolled around Orton, tripped him over and had him on his back holding his legs going to lock him in another submission. Orton would kick Lance back at the ropes before on the rebound, grabbing him in for an inside cradle pin and stealing one. Orton raced up the back as Storm was irate in the ring.

From here we were treated to a video package featuring the
Raw Rebound. Vince McMahon was seen on the titan-tron announcing a new G.M later on tonight, Bradshaw was seen pleased at an anonymous delivery package he received that may be revealed next week, Brock Lesnar was seen knighted by Paul and officially called himself King Lesnar, Rico having some harsh words for Rikishi and the G.M being revealed to be the returning Shawn Michaels after a four year hiatus and back injuries that had him sidelined in the peak of his career almost never to come back. Shawn announced that he brought Triple H via a trade back to Raw and they celebrated with D-X chops and raised each other’s arms as the show went off the air.

{Commercial Break}

As the show came back on air the theme music of Hurricane Helms played throughout the arena and the Hurricane got himself a nice face pop reaction as he made his way down the aisle before taking his cape off, fixing his mask up and getting ready for action. After a few moments of silence the opponent for the Hurricane was revealed as Christian made his way down the aisle and into the ring, Christian got himself some heat after recently parting ways with Edge. Christian and Hurricane would start this matchup off with the Hurricane getting underneath Christian and clubbing him from behind and hitting him with a double axe handle before bringing him to one knee. The Hurricane would race at the ropes ahead and come at Christian who grabbed the Hurricane by the head and sent him flying over the top rope, Christian would think he got rid of the Hurricane and turned his back to him, smirking at the crowd but the Hurricane would grab hold of the top rope and land on the ring apron much to the crowd’s delight. Hurricane would go up onto the top turnbuckle and wait patiently for Christian to realize what had transpired and turn around, having the Hurricane leap into the air and take Christian down with a flying missile dropkick. The Hurricane would go for a quick pin fall only for Christian to be able to kick out just in time. After some domination, high flying maneuvers, take downs, hurricaranas and near pin falls the Hurricane’s momentum came to a screeching halt as Christian would rake him in the eyes and kick him in the mid section before grabbing his arms and swinging him around for the Unprettier. Christian would connect and eventually gain a win over the Hurricane before heading to the back.

After the match ended Kurt Angle was seen entering Vince’s office with a smile on his face before hugging Vince and sucking up to him. He would hype himself up and remind the Boss of his accomplishments, about him winning the six man Hell in a Cell, winning the King of the Ring, the WWE Championship and defeating every man on the roster. He even held out his gold medals trying to impress Vince and remind him that he did it with a broken freakin’ neck. Kurt told him that he was the second pick for Smackdown for a reason, and seeing as the first pick- the Rock (pop) is on hiatus, he is the top dog on Smackdown. Vince smirked for a moment before asking him boldly what he wants from him. Kurt told Vince that his match with the Undisputed Champion, the Undertaker later on tonight should have something on the line. Vince told him reluctantly that he cannot put the title on the line, but gave him a better idea, and told Kurt that if he wins tonight he will get to face the Undertaker for the title at Vengeance. Kurt shook Vince’s hand and left.

{Commercial Break}

At that point of time a video package played this time hyping up the return of Chris Jericho. Jericho was seen standing on top of the world so to speak, as he held the Undisputed title, defeated several of the biggest names in Sports Entertainment and many other classic moments involving Chris Jericho. Jericho got himself a standing ovation as there was a countdown and Y-2-J chants started up through the arena. Once the countdown got to zero, everyone expected him to come out but there was a slight pause instead and eventually nothing. The crowd’s pop died out as they realized he wasn’t coming out and the show went to a commercial break with a bummed out and disappointed crowd. Then ‘Slam Smack’ played and John “The Prototype” Cena made his way down the aisle and to the ring. The commentators reminded everyone of what went down at the King of the Ring earlier in the week and how he came ever-so close to winning in his rookie month. John would receive heat as he entered the ring, taunted them before standing opposite Maven ready for combat. Maven would throughout the matchup hit some offense on Cena, such as a hard arm drag, a monkey toss and some dropkicks but overall Cena would dominate for the most part of the match and toy with him. “The Prototype” would execute his patented Proto-Bomb on Maven who was down and out for the three count in the squash match. After Maven rolled out of the ring and moved up the back.

John “The Prototype” Cena would grab a microphone from a nearby camera man and stand in the ring, ready to cut a promo. He would talk trash about how the King of the Ring was a fluke for Lesnar and how he got lucky. Cena would hype himself up and remind everyone of why he is the “Prototype” and what he is capable of before stating that he is the future of this business. Cena would then divert his attention and refer to Chris Jericho. Cena would explain that Jericho is a no-good has-been and isn’t coming back. He told everyone that Jericho doesn’t deserve the attention he is getting week-in and week-out, instead people should be talking about him- the “Prototype”. Some Y-2-J chants began to build up in the crowd but Cena would just ignore them and continue talking. John would finish his promo by saying that if Jericho has the balls to return to the ring, he will confront him and prove it. Cena at that point got himself heat as he left the ring and up to the back.

From here the show treated us to a video package hyping up the upcoming
Summerslam PPV event. Showing past Summerslam classic moments such as Bret Hart defeating Mr. Perfect in 1991 for the IC title, Triple H and the Rock going head to head in a Ladder Match, Kurt Angle and Stone Cold Steve Austin squaring off, Shane McMahon falling from the titan tron, Paul Bearer’s heel turn on the Undertaker in 1996, Undertaker facing off against the Undertaker in 1994, the TLC match from 2000 and from here the narrator hyped up this year’s event with some of the biggest names of all time- Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Brock Lesnar, the Undertaker, Kurt Angle and many more.

{Commercial Break}

When Smackdown returned, “You Look So Good to Me” played with Billy and Chuck alongside stylist Rico made their way down to the ring. The commentators, Michael Cole and Tazz talked about how Rikishi had to find himself a new partner for this tag team title match and they are not even sure if he did find someone, and this could turn out to be a flat-out handicap match. They waited confidently in the ring as the crowd erupted for “Bad Bad Man” as Rikishi’s theme music played and he waited on the aisle for his partner. After a few moments of nothing, “Turn it up” played as Scotty 2 Hotty returned from a few month hiatus to the ring, he and Rikishi known as Too Cool got themselves a standing ovation as they raced into the ring and began the match. Rikishi and Billy Gunn started things out and it was all Too Cool for the early going of the matchup, with fast tags and double teams in and out they were working as a cohesive unit and were in charge of the title match. Once Rico felt he was losing his grasp on the tag team titles, he decided to interfere and distract the referee while Chuck could run in and help Billy Gunn, double teaming on Scotty who they would work on and dominate for the next few minutes. After willing back from the crowd, Scotty would duck underneath a clothesline and come back fighting. He hit a bulldog and went for a W.O.R.M before nailing it and receiving the victory for his team. Wasting little time after, Rico would grab a microphone and while half way up the ramp he would interrupt the celebration of Too Cool by demanding that they have a rematch and that they weren’t ready, weren’t sure on who they were facing and it wasn’t fair- using heel excuses. The new tag champs accepted as the match was made official for Vengeance.

At that point of time D-Von Dudley was backstage with a new superstar by his side. A huge monster of a man that looked very intimidating. Josh Mathews conducted an interview with D-Von who corrected him right at the beginning and interrupted him from the get-go saying that he is no longer D-Von but instead
Reverend Devon. He then went on to explain that this individual by his side is Brother Batista and they are here to change the ways and the sins of each and every person here. Explaining to them that he will show them the light and that they are on a path to a brighter future.

{Commercial Break}

As Smackdown would return from what would be its final commercial break, the commentators would go on to hype up the Main Event for this evening which was scheduled to be next. Kurt Angle the reigning United States Champion, to face, the reigning, Undisputed Champion- the Undertaker and if Kurt wins he gets a title match at Vengeance. Kurt and the Undertaker would be in the ring after a few moments and entrances and the match was about to get started before Brock Lesnar’s theme music played and the King of the Ring winner, the man who is scheduled to face the champion come Summerslam was on the entrance ramp observing his competition and watching closely. This match was a bit of an awkward one for the Undertaker as whenever he went for strikes and blows he would have Brock in the back of his mind, knowing that he needed to keep one eye on him at all times. This would make Kurt’s job a lot easier and would capitalize on the distractions made and take the Undertaker down with wrestling holds, submissions and grapples. The Undertaker would have his moments of offense, patented maneuvers like the Snake Eyes and Big Boots before even having him up for a Chokeslam, then however, Lesnar would continue the mind-games and walk down the ramp and stand at ringside. Kurt would then switch the momentum in his favor when Undertaker’s attention was diverted and the next few minutes, the closing minutes of the match was all Kurt Angle as Kurt held him in an Ankle Lock with a Grape Vine attached. Kurt would force Undertaker to tap out as the crowd began showing deafening heat, Lesnar would laugh at him and signal the Undisputed title around his waist as a peeved off Undertaker wanted to take him out and Smackdown would go off the air.

{Fade to Black}


Quick & Merciless
Brand(s); Raw & Smackdown
Date; July 21st 2002
Venue; Detroit, Michigan

|WWE Undisputed Championship|
|The Undertaker © vs. Kurt Angle (united states champion)|

|WWE Tag Team Championships|
|Rikishi © & Scotty 2 Hotty © vs. Billy & Chuck w/ Rico|

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-First match out of the blocks is Rey/Chavo. Eddie turning up was a nice way to introduce him to SD, if indeed he is the newly traded superstar. A Rey/Eddie feud is possibly in the works then. Given what these two produced in reality and Eddie's heel turn as a result of it, I'm wondering what direction this is going to take. Then again, maybe Eddie is just out to help his cousin lol.

-So, it is revealed that Eddie is in fact the guy traded over from Raw and already strange things are starting to happen lol. I don't believe for one second that he had nothing to do with what what happened to Rey. This is a really cool way to kick of their storyline together. Consider me interested.

-Orton in 2002 just makes me think of RNN updates lol. He pulled the sneak victory over Lance Storm and then bolted afterwards. I have to wonder what direction you are going to bring him in. It's weird to think what type of character he is going to adopt without Evolution there etc. I'm looking forward to seeing how things pan out for young Mr.Orton in this thread.

-Lol at Kurt sucking up to Vince. The 'broken freakin neck' line always makes me laugh. Great stipulation for the main event later.

-Weird situation with Jericho. Wonder why he didn't come? From Jericho things move on to Cena and just like Orton, it's weird to think of him as The Prototype lol. Well now I get it. Jericho/Cena is on the way after that little promo. I'm still having a hard time trying to get this version of Cena in my head but I'm sure as the thread progresses it will start to stick.

-Now Batista!! I'm actually really interested in seeing where you take him along with Cena and Orton. To think of their paths and where they all ended up and the fact that you basically get to go back and write it all for yourself is pretty cool.

-Lesnar at ringside is a good way to distract Taker etc but I don't know about him tapping out. Puts Kurt over huge but sort of takes away from his whole badass deal. So now Taker/Angle is set for Vengeance. I don't really know what way this is going to swing at such an early stage and both Taker/Lesnar and Angle/Lesnar have been done before. Whatever way you decide to go I'm looking forward to reading about it nonetheless.

Overall I thought this was a solid show. Honestly, I didn't enjoy it as much as Raw but I think it was because there was a lot of introductory stuff going on. I'm pretty sure once things get up and running I'll get into it. Roll on Raw.
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Monday Night Raw | July 1st 2002 | Manchester, New Hampshire

"D-X or not to D-X..."

Raw this week continues off from what was scheduled to be a blockbuster of a Raw last week, and it didn't disappoint. So many questions left unanswered, so many confrontations expected, this week is a can't miss show as we draw ever closer to Vengeance later on in the month and eventually over to the biggest Pay Per View of the Summer- Summerslam.

This past week featured Vince McMahon open up the broadcast as he promised to name a new Raw General Manager, a new sheriff in town so to speak by the end of the night- replacing the newly fired Ric Flair. Vince would reveal towards the end of the night that the Raw General Manager is Shawn Michaels, who returned from a four year sabbatical from the ring. Shawn would explain that he is here to shake things up but he is in no-way capable of getting back in the ring since his back injury that sidelined him in 1998. Towards the end of the show Shawn announced that he didn't come to Raw alone and he brought via a trade, over from Smackdown! his good buddy, Triple H. Triple H and Shawn would hug and raise each others hands in the ring as the show went off the air. Thus raising the question, are Shawn and 'Hunter' back together? are we going to see the reuniting of D-Generation X here tonight? or are other things in store for the duo?

Brock Lesnar has one hell of a week, with Paul Heyman at his side he began last Sunday by winning the King of the Ring tournament, he then went onto decimate Rob Van Dam on Raw before appearing on Smackdown! to cause a distraction and cost the reigning Undisputed Champion, the Undertaker his match against the United States Champion, Kurt Angle. As a result, Kurt got himself a World Title match at the Undertaker at Vengeance, with Brock facing the winner at Summerslam. With both Brock Lesnar and the Undertaker in the building things are sure to get personal as the Undertaker is presumably not going to be in a good mood at all, and will want a piece of him. If these two collide on Raw will anyone be able to get in between them and break it up? where will Kurt Angle be in all of this?

Also on Raw last week, former tag team champion and former A.P.A member, Bradshaw received an envelope. What Bradshaw got was unknown to the public however, all the camera saw was an ecstatic Bradshaw leave the locker room with a smile on his face from ear-to-ear. Bradshaw has promised that he will reveal the contents of his package and will be here tonight. What could it be? How will it affest the Raw brand?

Last week William Regal, wrestling technician defeated Hardcore Holly. Making him tap out. Regal would have his protégé, "Mr. Harvard", Christopher Nowinski at ringisde taking notes on how to 'get the job done' according to Regal. Nowinski this week will be up against D'Lo Brown with Regal in his corner, by his side. With Nowinski making his in-ring debut on Raw how will things pan out for him as he goes up against an in-ring vet like D'lo? Or has the self proclaimed genius, Mr. Harvard devised a plan of sorts, and done his studying.

Expect all this and more including appearances from Kevin Nash, Matt Hardy, Booker T, Steve Richards, Bubba Ray Dudley and many more.

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Sorry about doing the “half – half” sort of thing where part of the show is full and part isn’t, I tried to do it all in full but some segments I had no motivation for and I felt that I would never get them done if I hadn’t recapped them. Enjoy.

Monday Night Raw | July 1st 2002 | Manchester, New Hampshire
DX or not to DX..that is the question

*Pyro Pyro Pyro Pyro*

Monday Night Raw is hosted this week from Manchester, New Hampshire as Raw kicks off with a bang and a video package highlighting the events that took place last week. With a huge emphasis on Shawn Michaels, the newly awarded General Manager of Raw and Triple H; closing the show with D-X chops and a hug. The commentating team of Jerry the King Lawler and Jim Ross began the show off as the fans were on their feet screaming at ringside holding signs up.

Jim Ross: Welcome ladies and gentlemen to another brand-spanking new edition of Monday Night… Raw! I’m Good O’ JR, Jim Ross here alongside Jerry the King Lawler and we are in store for one hell of an evening isn’t that right partner.

Jerry Lawler: I can barely hear you over the roar of this capacity crowd. Ha-ha.

Jim Ross: Nevertheless, I personally cannot wait for Shawn Michaels and Triple H to come out and possibly make things official.

Jerry Lawler: I shudder at the fact that we may have to see them two immature grown men run Raw again, until we got rid of them the first time... ha-ha

Jim Ross: What do you mean? It was great…

Jerry Lawler: I’d much rather have Raw revolve around King Lesnar, and him decimating the Undertaker ha-ha.

Jim Ross: I am sure that the American Badass will have something to say about that, there is a reason why he is the reigning Undisputed Champion.

Jerry Lawler: And that is because King Lesnar has allowed it Ha-ha.

Jim Ross: I am not disrespecting Lesnar’s abilities in any way what-so-ever but get over yourself, the Undertaker defeated the immortal Hulk Hogan to win that title which not many can honestly say that they have done it, let alone twice like the Undertaker.

Jerry Lawler:
Not many people can say that they have beaten Brock Lesnar either. Besides, the Undertaker might not even have to face Brock Lesnar; he may lose his title to my man, the Olympic Hero, Kurt Angle at Vengeance.


Shawn Michaels receives himself a standing ovation as the Heart Break Kid, the General Manager of Raw makes his way down the aisle very energetically and poses in the ring before grabbing a microphone and looking around at the screaming fans before beginning to speak.

Jim Ross: Looks like we are wasting little time to hear from our General Manager.

Jerry Lawler: Look at these two-faced fools, the last time we saw Shawn in 1998 he was booed out the building, he was their enemy at Wrestlemania… he goes away and now look at him, they act like he is god.

Jim Ross: I’m not even going to dignify that with an answer.

Shawn Michaels: For those of you who missed it, weren’t near a television set last week or just want to be reminded…

HBK Chants begin

Shawn Michaels: I am the new sheriff in town and things are going to be very different around here… with…

Shawn looks around a bit, smiling at the approval of the fans screaming at ringside

Shawn Michaels: With ME! In charge around these parts.

Shawn laughs a bit before continuing.

Shawn Michaels: With Vengeance right around the corner…


Shawn Michaels: And Summerslam following soon after… things are going to pick up as JR calls it.


Shawn Michaels: And there is one man who is going to lead the pack, one man who is the main reason why I am back in the business…

HHH chants start as they know what is coming next.

Shawn Michaels: My good friend…. Triple H!


Shawn smiles and applauds Triple H as his theme music plays and he makes his way down the aisle to a standing ovation by the crowd. Triple H doesn’t do his usual ‘spitting’ of the water on the ring apron instead enters the ring and hugs Shawn who gives him a few moments to play to the crowd and stand on the turnbuckles.

Triple H at this point of time grabs a microphone from a nearby camera man and begins to speak.

Triple H: Do you all know what today is?


Jim Ross: It’s the first of July.

Triple H looks at an imaginary wrist watch for a moment before continuing

Triple H: I suggest you all mark this day down in the history books, in your diaries and call your friends up and let them know because today…

Shawn Michaels suddenly walks up to Triple H and asks him in his ear-

Shawn Michaels: What is today anyway?

Triple H and Shawn look at each other for a moment sarcastically continuing.

Triple H goes down and leans forward as he goes for the D-X usual promo position.

Triple H: Shawn today is the 22nd anniversary of “O’ Canada” becoming Canada’s national anthem.

Triple H looks around for a moment at the crowd popping at ringside.

Triple H: Nahh that ain’t why we are here…

Shawn then goes up to Triple H and whispers something else in his ear.

Triple H: Thank you Shawn, that’s it… July 1st is the independence day of Somalia…

Triple H then stands up right as does Shawn and they look at each other.

Triple H: Wait… what is so special about today anyway?

Shawn scratches the back of his head and has a baffled look on his face before both he and Triple H turn to the crowd once again this time in a serious look.

Triple H: Enough with the playing games and crackin' jokes, today is the day that the Monday Night Raw changes and its foundations will corrupt as D-Generation X reunite for the first time in over four years.

Massive Pop

Triple H: And unlike the last time when we were fighting against the law and authority. This time we are the law and authority around here.

Deafening crowd reaction

Jim Ross: Oh Yeah!

Jerry Lawler: This is a dark day for the WWE.

Triple H and Shawn Michaels once again go down and look at the mat going for the usual D-X promo position

Triple H: Now then…

Huge pop

Triple H: For the thousands in attendance, for the millions watching around the world…

Triple H looks around a bit for the crowd’s approval

Triple H: L - l - l - l - l - l - l - l - l - l - let’s get ready to SUCK IT!

Crowd Erupts

Shawn Michaels: And if you’re not down with that we’ve got two words for ya’ …

Crowd in unison: SUCK IT!

Jim Ross: Vintage D-X right there King.

Jerry Lawler: this is the worst night in the history of the WWE.

Shawn Michaels and Triple H crotch chop the crowd a bit before leaving the ring and up the back during the commercial break.

{Commercial Break}

Monday Night Raw returns with D’Lo Brown in the ring ready for in-ring action as the theme music of the young, up and coming rookie- Christopher Nowinski. Nowisnki garnered some heat as the self proclaimed genius made his way down the aisle and into the ring alongside mentor, William Regal. The matchup would begin quite evenly as both men engaged in a back and forth style match, each delivering to one another several grappling maneuvers before D’Lo’s experience would have him capitalize on a mistake made by Nowisnki which gave D’Lo the advantage and the control of the next few minutes in the matchup. Regal would prove to be a deciding factor in the bout’ as he would cause a distraction long enough for Nowinski to play possum, crawl up behind D’Lo and steal a victory with a school boy roll-up pin fall. The fans weren’t happy at all as Nowinski made his way up the back with his hands held high above his head as if he just won the ‘big’ one and pleased with his actions. While a frustrated D’Lo Brown was left in the ring kicking the ropes in disappointment.

At this point of time a video package aired featuring the happenings over on SmackDown! Last Thursday night. The SmackDown! Smack Back showed Eddie Guerrero becoming part of the SmackDown roster and appearing on the show, costing Rey Mysterio his match with nephew- Chavo Guerrero before cutting over to Randy Orton who managed to defeat veteran, Lance Storm. John Cena was seen giving some harsh words to Chris Jericho who is out currently due to injury after the Hell in a Cell contest with Triple H two months ago and Rey Mysterio getting attacked backstage by an individual who is yet to be revealed. In the closing moments of the video package the Undertaker was seen irate as the show went off the air as King Lesnar cost him the victory against Kurt Angle in a match where if Kurt won he got a World title match at Vengeance.

Once the video package ceased, the theme music of Bradshaw played as Bradshaw came out to a mixed crowd reaction. A confused crowd at that, Bradshaw would have a smile across his face from ear-to-ear, sport a new haircut (the JBL style) and no longer look like the long haired redneck as he rolled under the bottom rope and entered the ring with a purpose. Bradshaw requested a microphone before getting the crowd’s attention and beginning to talk. Bradshaw first and foremost announced that he is no longer calling himself Bradshaw as that was his old, former self nickname. A confused crowd shut up and let him talk as he then went on to call himself John Bradshaw Layfeild. A confused crowd shut up and let him talk, unsure what to make of this whole ordeal as JBL said that the envelope he received anonymously last week on Raw was about his stock and that now he is wealthier then he could ever have imagined due to smart business planning. JBL went on to make fun of the people in the crowd and tell them that they need to learn how to properly invest their money before the show cut to a commercial break.

{Commercial Break}

As Raw came back, JBL was waiting in the ring as a hometown wrestler came out to a dull reaction. JBL bullied him and tossed him around the ring with several fall away slams, suplexes, arm throws and finishing him off with a big boot. The kid tried to get some offense in, eventually connecting with a couple of blows before running at the ropes behind him only for JBL to explode out of nowhere with a devastating Clothesline from Hell which had him flip inside out. JBL covered him emphatically gaining the three count and the win within minutes. At this time the broadcast sent us backstage to the locker room of one Triple H. Triple H is seen sitting in his locker room on the couch, freshening up and drinking water. The crowd gives him a welcoming reaction as he relaxes there. Suddenly Triple H’s attention was diverted as he stood up and noticed Kevin Nash entering.

Triple H: What do you want?

Kevin Nash: Calm down, calm down… take a seat… I am not here to cause any harm, in fact I am here to help you.

Triple H reluctantly takes a seat back on his couch before Kevin Nash sits on one opposite him; Nash then begins to speak his mind.

Kevin Nash: I saw what transpired last week with Shawn returning… And him saying the only reason he came back was because he wanted to be with you again and for you two to once again cause a muck on Raw.

Pop for D-X return

Triple H: What’s your point…

Kevin Nash: Look, you and I may have differing opinions about pretty much everything there is and we have never seen eye to eye on anything but I am about to give you cold hard facts about Shawn, take it or leave it, it’s your choice but I am just trying to warn you, because what happened to me is bound to happen to you.

Triple H: What are you talking about?

Kevin Nash: Shawn has had many alliances and partners in the past, me being one of them, I know Shawn very well and unfortunately I had to learn the hard way about who Shawn really is.

An intrigued Triple H lets him continue

Kevin Nash: Shawn Michaels isn’t a changed man he is a liar he is the same old snake he always was. Mark my words. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at history, long before Shawn sided with you he was turning on partners for years and years and years.

Tremendous amounts of Heat

Kevin Nash: Want evidence? January 11th 1992 Shawn Michaels was in the barber shop with long time friend and buddy Marty Jannetty. A duo that were considered to be the best tag team of its time. Yet when Shawn wanted to go out on his own and his ego got the best of him, he had no problem super kicking Marty in the jaw and driving his face through the glass window to jump-start his career and get exactly where he wanted.

Further heat

Kevin Nash: November 23rd 1994, Madison Square Garden, Shawn knocked my teeth in with a super kick to the jaw after I helped him with his match and guarded him from any problems he had for the most part of the year.

H-B-K chants build up

Kevin Nash: You probably sit there thinking what the hell does Nash want from me, why does he think this will happen to me Shawn and I are like brothers. Let me break it to you plain and simple, the way I see it Hunter is that Shawn came back for one reason and one reason only, and that is to make your life a living hell as the Raw General Manager, it ate him up inside that he had to sit at home for four years and watch you hold the WWE title and take the spotlight away from him, his ego couldn’t handle it so he had to come back and do something about it.

Triple H seems to lose his patience

Jim Ross: I think Kevin Nash is just jealous plain and simple. His actions disgust me.

Jerry Lawler: He is telling the truth Ross, maybe you can’t handle the truth.

Kevin Nash: I’ll leave now to give you some time to think about it, but trust me on this one… Shawn is someone who cannot be trusted.

Kevin Nash walks out as Triple H stares at a D-X shirt and tries to digest what he just heard.

Afterwards the show was sent back down to the ring as the theme music played of the reigning Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion, the Undertaker with the title rode down to the ring, riding on his motorbike as the crowd went nuts for his appearance. The Undertaker parked the bike, grabbed a microphone and stepped into the ring as he was not in a pleasant mood. He cut his promo straight to the point and said that Brock Lesnar better learn some respect because he has made a living, a career out of making people famous. Undertaker went on to threaten Lesnar and Heyman that he is going to go through Kurt Angle at Vengeance and then meet him at Summerslam where he will – “Beat him up, then he will Shut him Up before Busting him Up” the Undertaker got himself a standing ovation before continuing to ramble on about his accomplishments here in the WWE, the Undertaker would leave up the ramp during the commercial break.

{Commercial Break}

After the commercial break the theme music of the Hardy Boys played throughout the arena floor as the brothers got themselves a huge face pop. Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy made their way down to the ring for tag team action as Jeff Hardy was wearing the coveted Intercontinental title. Seconds later on their opponents, the Dudley Cousins- Bubba Ray and Spike Dudley made their entrance way down into the ring and the tag team bout’ got underway. Both teams would show some great amounts of offense and both teams at one point or another would look like they were going to pick up the victory, all four men gave it their all in the longest match thus far in the night and the crowd was heavily behind it with the Hardy Boys getting some tag team offense and high flying maneuvers in on the final few moments before Matt Hardy would connect with a Twist of Fate before tagging Jeff in and having him finish of Spike with a Swanton Bomb before pinning him for the victory.

As the Hardy Boys had their hands raised and celebrated in the ring, Jeff was ambushed and jumped from behind by his brother Matt Hardy. Jeff would lay on the mat as Matt would pummel him with hard rights and lefts, showing little remorse for his family. A shocked crowd went silent in amazement as they looked on at a crazed and changed Matt Hardy unleash an onslaught of stomping and shots to a weakened and battered Jeff Hardy before telling him and the world that he was always the better and more talented brother. He went on to explain that Jeff was the one that was talked about having a bright future while he was the one always pushed aside and always talked about being just Jeff’s brother, and he is sick and tired of it. Matt would want to prove himself and his worth by challenging Jeff at Vengeance for the Intercontinental title before leaving the ring and up to the back to a disgusted crowd giving him deafening heat.

From here the Big Show would make his way down to the ring as the largest athlete in the WWE would grab a microphone and challenge anyone to a match at Vengeance, anyone back there at all. For a moment there was no answer however soon after, Steven Richards appeared on the entrance ramp and made his way down to the ring. Big Show laughed at him as he looked like a midget next to him and Jerry Lawler cracked some jokes about this being his death wish, but a valiant and brave, possibly stupid Steven Richards did get in the ring with the Big Show to try and prove his worth but to no avail as the Big Show would throw him around like a rag doll and just play with him before chokeslaming him down to the mat and pining him in what would be a squash match. As Steven Richards was helped up the back by referees and officials suddenly, out of nowhere Kane’s music played as the Big Red Monster appeared on the ramp before the Big Show shaking his head. The Big Show wanted no piece of him as a returning Kane made his way down the aisle and stepped in the ring, the Big Show would leave up through the crowd as Kane would set his pyro off in the ring and have the turnbuckles go up in flames like he does during the break. Kane would receive a positive reaction as he returned from injury.

{Commercial Break}

At this point of time the show was sent backstage to the General Manager’s office, Shawn Michael’s locker room. The Undertaker would walk in and demand Brock Lesnar here tonight, however, Shawn would decline and not deliver the match instead tell him that, that match is just too much of a high caliber match not to hold at a PPV event, Shawn continued by saying that if he wants his hands on someone that bad and wants to send Brock a message he will give him Paul Heyman here tonight which delighted the fans. A smirk came across the face of the Undertaker as Shawn excused himself and left the locker room. Shawn continued walking down the hallway and turned into the locker room of Triple H before talking to him about what Kevin Nash told him and finding out what transpired earlier on, asking Hunter if he really believed what Kevin Nash was babbling on about. Triple H confidently said no way as Shawn laughed and said great because he booked him and Nash to go at it in the main event tonight.

At this point of time a video package played hyping up the debut of the self proclaimed, World’s Greatest Tag Team. Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas were seen on the screen, seen training for their inevitable WWE debut and seen doing well as former All – Americans and Amateur Wrestling Style backgrounds. Both of them cut a short promo on the tron about how they are coming with a bang and to take the Tag Team Division by storm before closing ending the video package with – Coming Soon.

At this point of time the Undertaker’s music played once again throughout the P.A system and the American Badass rolled down the aisle and to the ring before getting himself ready for in ring action. After a few moments Paul Heyman would hesitantly make his way down into the ring and stand on the ring apron not wanting to get anywhere near him and knowing that the Undertaker would ‘eat him alive’. Paul would bide his time and plead with the referee while on the ring apron, trying to reason with him and try to weasel his way out of the matchup before a frustrated Undertaker would lose his patients and shove the referee out of the way and knock Paul with a hard strike to the jaw sending him on his back on the outside before the match could even get underway. The Undertaker would chase and stalk Paul Heyman as he crawled away towards the crowd barrier before the Undertaker would continue to unleash a fury of rights and lefts on him before the referee would continuously ring the bell and try and bring some order to the attack. The match would end in a no contest and never get underway or even in the ring, the Undertaker would bust Paul Heyman up before SmackDown’s United States Champion- Kurt Angle would receive tremendous amounts of heat by breaking things up and coming up behind the Undertaker with a steel chair. Referees would have to race down and break things up as Angle would have Undertaker thriving in pain on the entrance ramp with an Ankle Lock sending him a message.

{Commercial Break}

As Raw came back onto the air from its last commercial break of the evening a short promo aired hyping up the upcoming Vengeance PPV in two and a half weeks time, which will take place in Detroit Michigan that has already some huge title matches announced for it, the so-far card for Vengeance was talked about and hyped before returning down to ringside for the main event. Triple H would be first out with a positive reaction from the crowd as he would get in the ring after he spit up the water as usual and be pumped up ready for his match, soon after Kevin Nash would make his entrance down the ramp and into the ring stepping over the top rope and standing opposite the Game. Both men know each other well and don’t rush into things as they know that the first mistake the other would capitalize on, both men circle around each other and lock up, taking the first few minutes of the matchup slowly and carefully. Keeping an eye on one another.

The first to get a clear advantage and momentum going was the Game after a running high knee lift after Nash went for the ropes in hope for a clothesline. Triple H would dominate the next few moments with knee drops to the upper body, clubbing shots, take downs and really pick apart Kevin Nash. Nash would eventually later on gain some momentum of his own but it would be short lived after Triple H would connect with a hard Spine Buster to the canvas. With Nash down, Triple H went for the pedigree slowly picking him up and placing him in between his legs however Nash would wisely trip Triple H over and chop block him down before targeting his leg and stomping away on it, he would elbow drop it before backing up at the ropes and taking a groggy Triple H down with a hard Big Boot to the jaw. Nash would hold Triple H up on spaghetti legs before throwing a right arm at him only for Triple H to duck underneath, in a turn of events Nash would accidently knock the referee out as Triple H began throwing some rights and lefts at Nash backing him up against the ropes. As Kevin Nash would win the brawl between them and take Triple H off of his feet, Shawn Michaels would race down to the ring to try and make the save. Shawn would enter the ring and stand behind Nash as he got his leg ready for a Superkick, Nash realized what was happening as he in the last moment moved out of the way and threw Triple H at Shawn Michaels, Shawn would ‘accidently’ take Triple H out with the Superkick! As a shocked Michaels would leave the ring and stand on the entrance ramp unsure of what to do, Nash would pin Triple H as the referee would come-to and make the three count and the win. As the show went off the air a pissed off Triple H laid on his stomach looking at Shawn wondering if he can really trust him.

{Fade to Black}


Tagline; Quick & Merciless
Brand(s); Raw & Smackdown
Date; July 21st 2002
Venue; Detroit, Michigan

WWE Undisputed Championship
The Undertaker © vs. Kurt Angle (United States champion)

Intercontinental Championship
Jeff Hardy © vs. Matt Hardy

Battle of the Monsters
Big Show vs. Kane

WWE Tag Team Championships
Rikishi © & Scotty 2 Hotty © vs. Billy & Chuck w/ Rico

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nothing? disappointing but hey, what can you do.

WWE SmackDown! | July 4th 2002 | Boston Massachusetts

Smackdown this week is aired from the Fleet Center in Boston Massachusetts as the WWE celebrates the 4th of July episode of Smackdown. Who better then to kick off the show then the reigning United States Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist and number 1 contender for the Undisputed title for Vengeance; Kurt Angle. Angle has requested some air-time and will kick off the show, possibly talking about his interactions with the Undertaker on Raw and him leaving the Undertaker tapping out to the Ankle Lock on the outside of the ring up the entrance ramp. There is no word as to if the Undertaker is in the arena here tonight but if the American Badass shows up, things are bound to get physical. And where will Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar be in all of this triangle story? Brock who is the King of the Ring winner has made his presence felt in the Undertaker's business the past fortnight making it clear that he wants him at Summerslam for the title.

Last week Eddie Guerrero was revealed to be part of the trade by Raw's General Manager, Shawn Michaels as the newest member of the Smackdown roster. The former Intercontinental Champion showed up during Rey Mysterio and his nephew, Chavo Guerrero's match, costing Rey the victory and celebrating soon after with Chavo. Later on in the show however, Rey would be seen laid out in the hallway as he was jumped from behind and attacked. Eddie and Chavo came running to the scene and aided, calling officials and personal to come and help however, the attacker is still unknown. Eddie and Chavo are here tonight and have promised to try and reveal the identity of who attacked Rey Mysterio and find the person. Who can it be? And what does this hold for either of them in the future as we head into Vengeance?

John "the Prototype" Cena would badmouth Chris Jericho last week, Jericho who is still out via injury after the career shortening Hell in a Cell match with Triple H back at Judgment Day two months ago, has yet to make his return to Smackdown however, when a video package hyping up his inevitable comeback for the Summer aired, Cena would take this oppertunity to explain how he is better then Jericho at everything and gain heat. Will Cena continue his verbal assault on Jericho or will Jericho have something to say about it? Will Jericho appear this week on the 4th of July episode of Smackdown or is something else in store for the 'Prototype'.

Last week rookie Randy Orton gained a surprise shocker of a victory over Lance Storm. Will Randy Orton's luck continue or will things pan out differently for the third generation superstar in their rematch this week?

Last week we saw the debut of Devon Dudley's new persona, calling himself Reverend Devon and siding himself with one big individual, Brother Batista. Devon will be in action here tonight as well as apperances from Edge, the Hurricane, Christian, the Tag Team Champions Rikishi and Scotty 2 Hotty as well as many more.

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Re: World Wrestling Entertainment: The 2002 Diaries

I haven't really been following, and by really, I mean at all. However, I love this time period, so I'm going to try and follow from here. Smackdown looks like it'll be a good show, with a Kurt Angle promo, as well as The Guerrero's being up to their untrustworthy selves. I could be wrong, but I feel like you're going to go down the slightly obvious route of the Guerrero's actually being the guys who attacked Mysterio last week. John Cena was very green at this time, but I'm happy to see he's at least being a heel. A face Jericho in 2002? It really just seems weird, but Jericho OWNS, and if anybody at this time could carry Cena to a good feud, it'd be Jericho. Orton and Batista being inserted onto SD is good as well, I'm intrigued to see just how you go booking these guys. Anyway, I just threw in some random thoughts here, when you post SD, I'll actually read the show, and give you some proper feedback.
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