WWE Monday Night Raw Preview- 8/5/05- New Haven, Connecticut
There are just TWO more editions of Monday Night Raw until the biggest party of the summer comes a calling, Summerslam!! Tonight the stars of Raw head to Connecticut with a HUGE main event in store!
Last week saw the return to Raw of Ric Flair as the Nature Boy came to the aid of his long time friend Arn Anderson. Double A was defeated by Christian and was set to be dealt a devastating post match ambush only for Flair to come down and even the odds, sending a message to Captain Charisma. Tonight he will look to do the exact same thing as he steps into the ring on Raw for potentially the last time where he will take on one of Christian’s long time friends, the current Money in the Bank holder, Edge. Edge has had issues of his own lately with Y2J Chris Jericho, including a backstage brawl that set Raw alight last week. Who will walk out of Connecticut the victor in this mammoth showdown? And what role if any will their respective rivals play in the outcome?
Also tonight we have learned that Eric Bischoff will publicly address Shawn Michaels following the Showstopper’s actions last week. The General Manager’s Personal Employee called out the World Champion last week as both men laid their feelings toward one another out on the table. As it looked like the two were set to come to blows, out came the number one contender Kane only for Michaels to shockingly deliver some Sweet Chin Music to the Big Red Machine. Eric Bischoff will certainly not have taken kindly to that and will kick off the show with punishment surely in mind. Will Michaels have to accept his fate? Will the champion and challenger play their parts in this ongoing saga?
Another big time match has been signed for this week as the entire Arabian Entity will team up to take on the World’s Greatest Tag Team and the World Tag Team Champions, The Dudley Boyz in eight man tag team action. This kind of match will no doubt help the Dudleyz as well as Sonjay Dutt and Daivari for what’s in store come Summerslam but what will this do for Muhammad Hassan and Shelton Benjamin as we draw ever closer to their Intercontinental title showdown? It’s certainly a chance for Benjamin but also for his partner Charlie Haas who will no doubt wanna impress Shelton and prove why they should be chasing the Dudleyz gold and not Hassan’s.
The Basham Brothers will also be in action as they taken on the Platform to Perfection. These two teams will be involved alongside the Dudleyz and the Entity at Summerslam with tonight being the perfect chance to make their mark. Who will make the most of this opportunity here in New Haven?
Plus, after an impressive debut last week Mr.Kennedy will once again look to prove why he is the ‘Game Changer’ of the WWE. Will Kennedy make his mark once more? Or is the arrogant Wisconsin resident simply a one hit wonder?
Find out all this and more LIVE on Monday Night Raw!!
Confirmed for tonight’s show:
Eric Bischoff will address Shawn Michaels;
Edge vs. Ric Flair
The Arabian Entity vs. The World’s Greatest Tag Team and The Dudley Boyz
The Basham Brothers vs. The Platform to Perfection
One night after the biggest party of the summer, RAW comes to you love from San Diego! With a night as eventful as Summerslam we are sure to have some fallout!
John Cena and CM Punk had one heck of a title unification match last night at Summerslam! However, it enede in controversy after special guest referee Triple H continued to count despite CM Punk's shoulders being off the mat! The miscount was obviously no mistake. Will Triple H repsond to his actions? What will CM Punk have to say about this?
Meanwhile, we have an Undisputed WWE Champion, and his name is John Cena. Despite the controversial win, Cena must remain focused as he takes on the Master of the 619, Rey Mysterio in his hometown! Will Rey be able to regain the title that he lost to Cena just a few weeks ago? Or can John Cena once more retain against the Ultimate Underdog?
Also at Summerslam, Jack Swagger attacked Dolph Ziggler after Ziggler tried tio blame the loss of a big tag team match on Swagger. How will Vickie and Dolph react to Swagger's betrayal? And can Jack Swagger remained focused enough when he takes on the Shaman of Sexy tonight?
In that very same tag team match, The Miz walkes off the ring apron, and left his partners. Why would The Miz leave his match at Summerslam when he campaigned on Twitter just to get on the Summerslam card? Perhaps Miz will answer that question tonight.
Beth Pheonix not only defeated Kelly Kelly at Summerslam, she destroyed her. Beth made an emphatic stetement that she is the new face of the divas division, and it doesn't appear anybody will be able to refute her claim anythime soon. The new Divas Champion has requested time to speak tonight. What will the Glamazon have to say?
Finally, Air BOOM won the WWE Tag Team Titles last week on RAW. Tonight, Evan Bourne will face Michael McGuillicutty in singles action. Will McGuillicutty be able to avenge his teams' loss of the titles? Or will Bourne continue to ride this huge wave of momentum?