WWE Raw Preview
April 19, 2004
SEE ALL OF THE FALLOUT FROM BACKLASH
Less than 24 hours after Backlash, Monday Night RAW comes to you live from Calgary with all of the fallout from the pay-per-view spectacular.
In front of his hometown, Chris Benoit successfully defended his World Heavyweight Championship at Backlash in an Iron Man Match against the Heart Break Kid Shawn Michaels. After competing in such a grueling match, Eric Bischoff has announced that both men will be in action tonight.
The main event for tonight’s show will be an all Canadian 6 Man Tag Team Match. Last night was Chris Benoit day but tonight it’s Lance Storm day. In Lance Storm’s final WWE match he will team with world heavyweight champion Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho as they take on Christian and La Resistance members Sylvan Grenier and Rene Dupree. Will Lance Storm win his final match in his hometown or will his career end on a sour note.
Lance Storm was upset last night that his final ppv match ended in interference. Following the ppv Lance requested Eric Bischoff that his final match will have no outside interference. Eric Bischoff has granted Storm his request which means Trish Stratus, A-Train and La Resistance member Rob Conway are barred from ringside. However Eric Bischoff has appointed a referee for this match and that is a man that is hated by Canadian fans, Earl Hebner. Eric Bischoff decided not to have Earl Hebner as the referee for the main event last night because he did not want to put Earl in another difficult position. In other words, he did not want Earl to screw over Chris Benoit in his hometown. However tonight as the world heavyweight title is not being defended, Earl will be refereeing the main event in Canada. Will Earl call this match down the middle? Have the Canadian fans forgiven Earl Hebner? If they haven't then will they forgive Earl if he calls this match down the middle?
As for HBK he will be in action against A-Train. What kind of condition will Michaels be in when he goes up against the monster A-Train.
Fans witnessed an amazing Hell in a Cell Match between the legendary Cactus Jack and Randy Orton at Backlash. In the end it was Orton who was able to pull out the win, further solidifying his Legend Killer claims. Now that Orton has ended Mick Foley's career, how will Orton celebrate his huge victory?
It would have been a perfect night for Evolution but HHH hit Rock Bottom against The Rock. Is HHH still the number one contender or has the Rock’s victory changed the whole scene on who the next contender is for the world heavyweight title?
Also tonight The Dudleys will receive a rematch as they take on The World’s Greatest Tag Team in a tag team tables match.
Gail Kim returned to Raw two weeks ago and scored a victory over Trish Stratus in a mixed tag team match. Tonight the two Canadian divas go at it in a one on one match. Will Gail score another victory over Trish or will Trish get her revenge? All this and more on Monday Night Raw.
Main Event: 6 Man Tag Team Match: Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho and Lance Storm vs Christian and La Resistance(Sylvan Grenier and Rene Dupree)
Trish Stratus vs Gail Kim
Shawn Michaels vs A-Train
Tag Team Championship Tables Match: The World’s Greatest Tag Team (c) vs The Dudleys
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