This show will be a lot Evolution heavy so it may seem overkill but i need to do it this way so that it adds to the build of the show, future storylines and Vengeance. Plus it’s the beat the clock challenge so it will further some feuds and create new feuds. Also I'm not always going to call Orton, King Randy Orton. As for the pics this is the best i could do, so it may not exactly match the description. You may see the same pic but with a different style pose on one show and then the following show. Example The Rock’s pic. Since I don’t have many pics of The Rock from that time period, i will probably use some of his same pics from one segment but will use some of the pics for another show.
June 14, 2004
The Rock and Shawn Michaels confrontation
The announcers welcome us to the show as they recap what went down last night at KOTR. HBK’s music hits as Shawn Michaels comes down to the ring.
HBK starts talking about the Battle Royal last night and that he didn't get the job done because Booker T took advantage of an opportunity and eliminated him, he lost concentration when he eliminated The Rock. This gets HBK a bit of boos with a few cheers mixed in. Now Smackdown has a contender for their pay per view the Great American Bash, which brings me to my order of business and that is the next Raw ppv Vengeance. Chris Benoit is left without an opponent for the pay per view, that is why I am putting you Benoit on notice that I want the World Heavyweight Championship. Even though I have failed in my quest of becoming World Heavyweight Champion mostly because I have been feuding with Evolution, feuding with Benoit, and now that HHH is out of the title picture, Benoit I know that I can beat you. I took you to the limit at Backlash and since Randy Orton has a guaranteed title match at Summerslam, that is why Benoit I am here to let you know right now that I am challenging you to a re-match for the World Title at Vengeance. HBK vs Benoit one more time, now what do you say Benoit? The crowd is cheering with a bit of booing in between until The Rock’s music hits
and the crowd is going nuts. The Rock comes down to the ring and gets a thunderous ovation. The Rock and HBK have a staredown.
The Rock gets on the mic saying Finally The Rock has come back to Dayton Ohio. Rock says The Rock and Shawn Michaels in the same ring, just like last night. Two icons. You see Shawn we’ve never seen eye to eye and after what you did last night to The Rock wasn’t the first time you superkicked The Rock. Let the Rock remind you that the first time you superkicked The Rock was when you refereed a match on the very first Smackdown between the Rock and HHH. Then you screwed the Rock again at Judgment Day 4 years ago when you were the referee again. On both occasions you helped your former best friend HHH, well let the Rock remind you Shawn, i whooped his ass at Backlash. Rock then says last night, in the middle of the ring we were finally going to see two icons going at it but we didn’t get to see it and now neither of us are the #1 contenders.
The Rock says since Shawn’s had enough chances, it is time for The Rock to get a shot because he did something that HBK couldn't do and that is beat Chris Benoit last week. Rock says if anyone deserves a title shot it’s The People's Champ, The Brahma Bull, the Great One. Michaels cuts him off and says if anyone deserves the shot then it’sthe Icon, the Headliner, the show stopper and the Main Event, The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels.
Shawn says it was everyman for himself and if Rock was in his position, he would’ve done the same thing. HBK says now Rock I have a simple solution to our problem, how about me & you fight it out to see who faces Benoit at Vengeance for the World Heavyweight Championship? Infact Rock why don’t we ask the people if they would like to see The Rock going one on one with The Heart Break Kid Shawn Michaels. The Rock says The Rock, Shawn Michaels one on one, the dream match, the match between two icons, the match that everyone wants to see. Shawn says that’s right Rock a match that everyone will be talking about for a long time. The Rock says well Shawn Michaels, The Rock says just bring it!!!
Rock drops the mic. Here we go the Rock and HBK about to get it on....Evolution’s music hits
as Ric Flair and Batista make their way down to the ring. Ric Flair introduces The new King of the Ring, the future of this business, the 2004 KOTR Winner, King Randy Orton. King Orton
comes down on a throne as he gets carried down by some jobbers. King Randy Orton gets in the ring and Orton holds up the Intercontinental belt and his septor in the air. Ric Flair says Rock and Michaels you’ve both had your time to shine but now it’s time you both pay homage to the King Randy Orton.
Randy Orton brags about all his accomplishments. At the age of 24, he’s achieved so much and he’s even a bigger legend than The Rock and Shawn Michaels. He demands respect from all these fans here because he’s earned it, he’s the King of the WWE. Orton said his next step is to win the world heavyweight title at SummerSlam. It is his destiny to become champion. Orton makes a royal proclamation. It didn’t matter who the champion was because at SummerSlam, the legend killer, the King, will become the youngest world heavyweight champion ever. Orton starts taking shots at The Rock and HBK. Orton calls The Rock the peoples chump. Orton points out that once Rock was the youngest heavyweight champion ever until that record was broken by Brock Lesnar who defeated The Rock. Orton vowed to break that record again and he will become the youngest world heavyweight champion. Orton then looked at Shawn and called Shawn a failure as he let Raw down last night. Orton made Raw proud by becoming King and reminds Shawn that he already killed the legend of HBK. Orton states that neither the Rock or HBK deserve a shot. Michaels cuts him off and said since HHH was a loser last night and can’t receive a title hot as long as Benoit is champ, an opportunity has now opened. Michaels asked why isn’t HHH out here, was last night so humiliating for HHH that he couldn’t come out. Flair fires back at HBK. Flair states that HHH isn’t here right now, he will be here later on to address the audience. You don’t talk that like about the game HHH. If you think you... Rock cuts him off with his it doesn’t matter line.
Rock said last night he layed the Smackdown on Flair’s candy ass. Rock first starts running down Orton and said he looks stupid with the crown and cape. Shawn told The Rock that the two of them have never seen eye to eye but one thing they have in common is the hatred they have for Evolution. Rock gives Evolution 10 seconds to get out the ring before he lays the Smackdown on them.
Rock and Shawn lay the Smackdown on Evolution. Eric Bischoff comes out on the stage
and tells them all to stop right now or he’s not going to give any of them an opportunity to become the #1 contender. Bischoff says we will not be seeing The Rock vs HBK tonight, we won’t even see this match next week in Rock’s home town of Miami because it’s too big of a match to take place on Raw. This crowd or neither does the crowd in Miami deserve this match. The crowd starts booing Bischoff heavily. What we will be seeing tonight is all of you competing in matches to determine who the #1 contender is. Eric says he’s so proud of Orton, and he’s very disappointed in Rock and Shawn for letting him down last night. Tonight we need to find out who’s going to be the number contender for the world title at Vengeance. Bischoff introduces for the first time ever the beat the clock challenge.
The man who beats his opponent in the fastest time will go on to face the world heavyweight champion at Vengeance. Eric states that unfortunately HHH is not included in this due to the contract stipulations at KOTR. Eric announced 4 beat the clock matches for tonight.
We will see partner vs partner as Charlie Haas will take on Shelton Benjamin. He looks at King Orton and told him even though he does have a guaranteed title shot at SummerSlam, he’s going to include him in this because Orton is the King and it would be unfair not to include him. Orton wanted to know who his opponent is tonight, and Bischoff says since Orton got the job done for Raw, he’s going to face a man who failed Raw last night in the battle royal, Shawn Michaels. Orton was looking forward to this. As for The Rock he will be in action tonight against the animal Batista. The final beat the clock challenge match will be Chris Jericho taking on The Nature Boy Ric Flair. Bischoff and Evolution leave the ring and Rock and Michaels stare at each other. It’s going to be an exciting night of action tonight on Raw.
A promo is aired for the next Raw ppv Vengeance. Randy Orton is shown in the promo.
Backstage Chris Jericho is standing by with Todd Grisham. Jericho says we’ve heard what HBK and The Rock had to say but now it’s time that the Jerichoholics hear what Y2J has to say. Rock and HBK have had their chances against Benoit. HHH’s chances all ended last night against Benoit. Last night Y2J may have failed in becoming King but no matter how much Orton brags about his accomplishments, he isn’t the King of the World junior. He beat Orton a few weeks ago. Jericho said over the past couple of weeks he’s been having matches with Evolution members and tonight he’s going to beat Ric Flair in the fastest time. Then at Vengeance .... Trish Stratus appears and cuts Jericho off and tells him that at Vengeance Trish Stratus will be going into Vengeance as the women’s champion and will be leaving as the womens champion. As for Chris Jericho, he will have nothing just like he’s had nothing this year. All he’s been is a failure. She embarrassed him at WrestleMania, last night Jericho couldn’t even win the KOTR. She thinks Jericho does not have what it takes to beat the clock, he tried nailing Trish and thought she was easy but if he couldn’t get her in quick time, then how would he win the beat the clock challenge. She told Jericho to forget about this challenge because he’s going to embarrass himself again. Jericho fires back and reminds Trish that he put Christian out of action and now the CLB has a crushed lower back. Now Trish doesn’t have A-Train by his side anymore so who’s the next guy that this slut will turn too? Jericho starts mocking Trish with insults and Trish has had enough and screams and walks away. Jericho has a big smirk on his face.
In the back Coach applauds Bischoff’s idea and the matches that Bischoff has set up. Eric tells Coach that he has requested for Raw to go overtime because of the beat the clock challenge matches. They could go on for long or they could be quick but Bischoff promises that tonight will be one hell of a show. William Regal and Eugene show up in Bischoff’s office. Regal seemed like in a good mood. Eugene hugs Eric and asks his uncle what he thought of his performance last night in the battle royal. Eric is about to talk but Regal cuts him off and starts laughing and said Eugene was pretty good last night. Regal says he can’t believe he’s saying this but they actually made a good team last night. He thanks Eugene for trying to save him against Kane and Mordecai. Eric tells Regal are you done because now I need to talk and you’re going to listen. He berates Regal for speaking to Vince about him. Since Eugene did not win the battle royal last night, Regal is now stuck with Eugene forever. Now Eric Bischoff is the one who has the last laugh. Bischoff and Coach start laughing and Regal leaves with Eugene.
Beat the Clock Challenge
Charlie Haas vs Shelton Benjamin
Shelton Benjamin comes down first and this will be a great match up between two former tag team champions. Charlie Haas comes down next as both men shake hands as the bell rings. Both men lock up as arm locks are traded. Both men put on a fast paced match with a lot of counters and lock ups. Both men exchange hold for hold. Shelton gets Haas in a headlock and Haas counters with a back suplex. Haas takes Shelton down with an arm drag, he goes for a hip toss but Shelton lands on his feet and delivers a spinning heel kick to the face of Haas. Shelton goes for a cover and Haas kicks out at 2. Shelton whips Haas into the ropes and delivers a back body drop. Shelton goes for a clothesline, Haas ducks and delivers a neckbreaker and Shelton kicks out at 2. Haas whips Shelton into the ropes, Shelton with a leapfrog and delivers a hip toss on Haas. Haas charges into Shelton who gets a drop toe hold on Haas. Shelton then works on Charlie’s arm. Haas elbows Shelton into the face and delivers a suplex and Shelton kicks out at 2. Haas goes for a german suplex, Shelton nails Haas with a reverse elbow to the face. Shelton then whips Haas to the ropes again and goes for a dropkick but Haas holds on to the ropes as Shelton misses. Side suplex by Haas and Shelton kicks out at 2. Shelton reverses a whip and sends Haas into the corner, he goes for a stinger splash and connects. Shelton clotheslines Haas over the top rope to the floor. Haas is trying to get up as Shelton delivers a diving plancha
and both men are down. Shelton has hurt his arm. The referee starts counting as both men get up on the apron by 6. Shelton tries to suplex Haas back in but Haas blocks and suplexes Shelton back in. Haas sends Shelton into the ropes and delivers a belly the belly suplex. He goes for a cover and Shelton kicks out at 2.
Haas starts working on the leg of Shelton and applies the Haas of Pain. Haas has it locked on and Shelton just makes it to the ropes. Haas whips Shelton to the corner and charges into a boot by Shelton. Shelton goes to the top rope and hits a diving clothesline. He goes for a cover and Haas kicks out at 2. Shelton holds onto his arm. Shelton takes Haas up to the top rope and tries for a superplex but he can’t do it because he’s hurt his arm and Haas delivers a superplex and Shelton kicks out at 2. German suplex by Haas. Shelton’s arm has got to be hurting. Haas goes for a cover and Shelton kicks out at 2 Ĺ. Shelton holds on to his arm. Haas asks the referee if Shelton can continue but Shelton wants to continue. Haas sends Shelton into the ropes and Shelton comes back with a crossbody and Haas kicks out at 2. Shelton then nails Haas with the dragon whip. 1......2.... and Haas has his foot on the rope. Shelton whips Haas into the corner and goes for a stinger splash
and misses and Shelton is in great deal of pain here. Haas goes to the top rope and he’s up on Shelton’s shoulders. Is he going for a victory roll here. He does but Shelton stops the momentum and sits on him and pins him for the 3 count. Shelton Benjamin wins
and sets the time at 9:30. Shelton is laying on the mat and Haas can’t believe it. Shelton is hurt and Haas pulls his partner back up to his feet and hugs him. What a great match and good sportsmanship from Charlie Haas. The World’s Greatest Tag Team leave together but Shelton is in a great deal of pain. Hats off to both men for putting on a great match up.
Winner: Shelton Benjamin [9:46]
Haas helps Shelton to the back and they are confronted by Orton and Flair. Orton’s match is next. Orton mocks Shelton for losing last night to him at KOTR. Orton then went on to win the tournament and now he’s the King. He demands respect from Shelton because he’s now the King of the Ring. Orton claims that now he will beat Shelton’s time and again he will make Shelton look like a pathetic loser. Shelton said you want respect you got it. Shelton slaps The King Randy Orton in the face and Orton’s crown falls off. Both men end up brawling. Flair and Haas also get involved and start brawling. Orton grabs his septor and drives it into the gut of Shelton. Orton helps Flair out by attacking Haas. Orton then repeatedly stomps away at Shelton’s injured arm and puts an armbar hold as Shelton is screaming in pain. Officials come down and Orton lets go. Orton has done major damage to Shelton’s arm. Orton raises the Intercontinental belt over Shelton. Orton and Flair then leave as Orton makes his way down to the ring for his match.
Beat the Clock Challenge
King Randy Orton vs Shawn Michaels
King Randy Orton comes down to the ring with the Nature Boy Ric Flair. Jim Ross points out what Orton and Flair just did to Shelton and that was just uncalled for. Lawler says Shelton asked for it because he did not respect the King Randy Orton. Lawler says well he’s also a King and he gets respect here so Orton should also get respect because he earned it last night. Jim Ross says now why is Flair out here with Orton. That this is just not fair. Lawler says Flair is just there to let Orton know about the time because he has to beat HBK in 9 and a half minutes. It isn’t easy to beat HBK in that amount of time so Flair has to be there to remind Orton about the time. Jim Ross thinks that’s a silly reason. HBK’s music hits and Shawn Michaels makes his way down to the ring. A month ago on Paul Heyman’s Raw these two men went at it and HBK won that match by disqualification but tonight they have to beat Shelton Benjamin’s time in the beat the clock challenge. 9 Minutes and 30 seconds is the time to beat and here we go the bell rings as both men lock up. Collar and elbow tie up to start. Orton backs Michaels into the corner and goes for a right hand and Michaels ducks and starts delivering lefts and rights to Orton. He whips Orton hard into the corner and delivers a clothesline, followed by a back body drop. Michaels clotheslines Orton over the top rope to the floor. Flair fires Orton up and tells him you can do it King come on. The King Randy Orton already is frustrated in the early going of the match. They lock up again and Orton sends Michaels into the ropes and knocks him down with a shoulder block. Orton then hits a standing dropkick and goes for a cover and Michaels kicks out at 2. Orton whips HBK into the corner and charges at HBK. HBK leapfrogs over Orton and rolls him up for a 2 count. HBK delivers some knife edge chops at Orton and sends him into the corner. He charges at Orton and runs into an elbow. Orton knocks Michaels down with a clothesline. Orton starts stomping away at HBK. Orton then puts Michaels in a chinlock as the crowd get behind HBK. HBK gets back up to hit feet and fights out of it and goes to the ropes and hits a flying forearm and Michaels kips up. Michaels delivers a suplex and Orton kicks out at 2.
Mid-way into the match,
Orton pokes Michaels in the eyes and makes a comeback. Orton hits his inverted headlock backbreaker on Michaels and gets a 2 count only. Orton throws HBK over the top rope to the floor and distracts the referee while outside the ring Flair stomps away at Michaels and rolls him back in. Orton is still in control and delivers a few European uppercuts to HBK in the corner. Orton sends HBK into the other corner and goes for a charge but Michaels moves out the way. Michaels goes to the top rope and delivers a moonsault.
He goes for a cover and Orton kicks out at 2. Michaels starts hammering away at Orton with lefts and rights. Michaels goes for a suplex, Orton slips out and rolls Michaels up for a 2 count only. Orton hits a clothesline and then goes up to the top rope. Orton delivers a flying crossbody and goes for a cover and HBK kicks out at 2. DDT by Orton and Michaels kicks out. Orton sends Michaels into the ropes and both men knock each other down with a clothesline. Michaels kips up at 5 and sends Orton into the ropes and knocks him down with an elbow to the face. Orton is back up and Michaels delivers a scoop slam. He goes up to the top rope. Michaels hits an elbow drop on Orton and Orton kicks out at 2 Ĺ. Atomic drop by HBK and follows up with a swinging neckbreaker and Orton kicks out at 2. Michaels whips Orton hard into the corner and goes for the superkick, Orton ducks and goes for the RKO but HBK shoves Orton down. Michaels tunes up for the band and goes for the superkick but Orton ducks and dumps Michaels to the floor. Orton jumps from the apron but Michaels catches Orton with a right hand. HBK gets back in.
With three minutes to go Michaels needs to finish the King off if he wants to stay in this beat the clock challenge. Orton starts choking HBK on the ropes. Orton goes for an irish whip and HBK reverses and delivers a back body drop. Michaels backs Orton into the corner and starts delivering the top rope 10 punch on Orton. Michaels clotheslines Orton over the top rope to the floor. One minute to go. Michaels is going up to the top, what is he going to do. Flair tries to pull Orton up. Michaels goes for a moonsault and wait Flair just moves Orton out the way as Michaels hits the floor. The referee starts counting and warns Flair who rolls Orton back in. Flair tells the referee he’s not going to do anything and pretends to move away from Michaels. The referee continues counting and Michaels tries getting back in by 7 but Flair with a cheapshot from behind knocks Michaels back down.
The referee didn’t see it and he counts to 10 and he’s counted Michaels out. What the hell. The crowd boos the finish as the referee awards the match to King Orton. Orton just beat Shelton’s time.
Orton celebrates and goes outside the ring as Flair applies the figure four on Michaels outside the ring. Orton starts stomping away at HBK while Flair has the hold on Michaels. The Rock runs down to the ring and makes the save
by laying the Smackdown on Orton and Flair. Orton and Flair retreat up the ramp. The Rock stares at Orton and tells him to just bring it and Orton poses by raising his belt in the air and leaves. Rock and Michaels look at each other and exchange glances as The Rock leaves as HBK’s music hits. You can tell that Michaels is very frustrated. Flair just cost Michaels a title opportunity at Vengeance and now Orton has set the time to beat.
Winner: King Randy Orton via count out [9:10]
HHH arrives in the building and as soon as he comes into the building, the first superstar who he bumps into by accident is Steven Richards. HHH who is still in a foul mood from last night attacks Steven Richards by throwing him with such velocity into a vending machine that the vending machine breaks and while officials are tending to Steven Richards, Triple H sees his Evolution teammates on the way. He congratulates his protťgť Orton on his KOTR win. He tips Orton for greatness. HHH says Evolution are still on top and he’s going out there to address the audience why he is still the number one guy on Raw. HHH is on his way to the ring.
HHH's music plays to deafening boos getting massive heat. Triple H then gets into the ring. He begins to talk but he can't even get the words out because the fans keep chanting You're a Quitter. This gets HHH even more mad until he finally gets the words out. He cuts his promo about losing last night to Benoit and how the World Title is his life. As long as Benoit is the champion, he will continue to go after him one way or the other because last night he may have quit but that doesn't matter because he wants another shot. He doesn't care who he has to go through until Benoit's music hits to a thunderous ovation cutting HHH off. Benoit gets into the ring and then tells HHH that what part of "You Lost" don't you understand, you quit, you knew the terms of the contract for our match, you quit. You get no more title shots as long as I have this around my shoulder. I have nothing to prove to you because you damn right know Chris Benoit is for real. I took the title away from you at WrestleMania and i beat you last night. Benoit says HHH you don't even deserve to be in the same ring as me and you wanna know why? Because you're nothing but a quitter. Then the fans chant "You're a Quitter" even louder. HHH says you people come and pay good money to see the game on Raw, if there was no HHH on Raw, Raw would not be the same. The quitter chants get louder and HHH says he will leave the ring right now if you people don't shut up. I will do whatever it takes to get that title off you and then i will be able to get my world heavyweight title back. Benoit then makes fun of HHH who is still hurting from last night's match. HHH is fuming, he is steaming while Benoit is laughing it up and enjoying seeing HHH in agony. Benoit says your life is still in my hands and as long as I have this title, your life will be nothing but a living hell. HHH has had enough. He pretends to leave but tries to attack Benoit but Benoit levels HHH with the World Title hitting HHH in the face with it, sending him down on to the canvas. HHH steaming mad after getting attacked by Benoit, leaves the ring and heads backstage while Benoit is celebrating in the ring. Benoit leaves the ring still laughing and holding up the World Title.
Backstage HHH is livid and runs into Eugene. Eugene says I can’t believe what i’m seeing, it's HHH the game. It’s you, it's really you. You used to be my favourite wrestler and we both like to play games but you don't win games anymore because you quit last night. You used to have a title but ever since I’ve arrived i haven’t seen you with a title. I can’t even play with HHH’s title because HHH doesn’t have a title. Eugene at this point is laughing at HHH and clapping jumping in the air while he does it. HHH is steaming mad and grabs Eugene. Just when he’s about to get his hands on Eugene, Regal stops HHH from doing anything to Eugene. He apologises to HHH but Regal scolds Eugene for laughing at HHH. HHH goes ballistic and starts shouting and tells Regal do you know who I am William, you’ve known me for a long time. I’m HHH the game, the greatest professional wrestler alive today. No one makes fun of me and I want to teach Eugene a lesson. HHH wants Eugene in the ring tonight. Regal said this poor little fellow can’t wrestle you, you would destroy him. Bischoff arrives on the scene and as Bischoff sees this all go down he berates Eugene and even Regal. Bischoff who is not in a happy mood because RAW did not win the Battle Royal and also because Benoit won. Bischoff says HHH will be in action tonight and so will Eugene, Benoit and Regal because tonight the match will be HHH & William Regal vs Eugene & Chris Benoit. Eugene seems concerned and hides behind Regal. HHH tells Regal that while Regal teaches Eugene all about tough love, he then tells Regal that he’s going to inflict punishment on Eugene. He warns Regal if you get in my way at all during this match, I won't hesitate in taking you out. Regal seemed surprised and HHH warns Eugene he will see him in the ring tonight.
Tag Team Title Match
La Resistance (c) vs Maven and Garrison Cade
La Resistance come down to the ring. Rene Dupree comes down to do commentary. Jim Ross informs us that Shelton Benjamin will be out of action for 2 months. Rene Dupree starts making fun of Shelton and says he deserved it and who cares about Shelton. It’s all about La Resistance because now since Rob Conway and Sylvan beat TWGTT they are now officially the world’s greatest tag team. Sylvan and Rob start talking on the mic and point out that Haas and Benjamin did not receive their rematch because they were involved in singles competition since losing the belts. La Resistance sarcastically say they are fighting champions and were willing to give TWGTT a rematch but it looks like we won’t be seeing that now because Shelton is hurt. La Resistance say they have nothing else to prove now because they have defeated all the top tag teams on Raw. They are offering a challenge to any two Americans in the back to take them on. No one comes down. They say are these Americans cowards because they have no guts to accept the challenge? The crowd boo them heavily. Sylvan says ok we put our belts on the line. They end up singing their national anthem and get interrupted by Maven and Garrison Cade and it looks like their challenge has been accepted. The bell rings as the match begins. Rene said he should have won the battle royal last night, he complains a lot. Rene complains about not being involved in the beat the clock challenge, since his team mates have gold, he also wants to add gold to their stable. This is a quick four minute match. La Resistance dominate this match and Maven and Cade get little offence in this match. Maven gets in a few dropkicks on Conway. Conway comes back with a clothesline and tags in Sylvan. Sylvan misses a charge in the corner. Maven goes to the top rope and hits a crossbody and Sylvan kicks out. Sylvan reversed a whip and sends Maven into his corner. La Resistance start double teaming Maven. Maven comes back and makes a tag to Cade. Cade hits a Bulldog on Grenier and Sylvan kicks out at 2. Cade misses an elbow drop from the top rope. Sylvan tags in Conway and they hit their Au Revoir finisher to win the match. Rene starts clapping and says now that’s what you call a perfect performance.
Winners: La Resistance
Bischoff is interviewed backstage by Todd Grisham about why he made this match. Bischoff says the reason why is because he wants to teach his nephew a lesson in what he wants to call "tough love." He also wants Regal to teach Eugene a lesson because now Regal is Eugene’s mentor forever. Regal has to put up with Eugene. He wants Regal to teach Eugene a lesson because he’s been a nuisance over the past few months. He gives examples such as making fun of people, going into the divas locker room, interfering in Trish’s matches and worst of all, he mocked HHH. Bischoff says he loves Eugene but he needs to know how to respect others. Bischoff said he doesn’t give a damn what HHH does to Eugene tonight because Eugene deserves it. After HHH is done with Eugene tonight then that would knock a lot of sense into Eugene and he will never disrespect anyone again.
Beat the Clock Challenge
The Rock vs Batista
Batista comes down first and he’s coming out here by himself. Randy Orton has set the time and will Batista beat his teammates time? The Rock’s music hits as he makes his way down to the ring. Batista already holds a victory over The Rock as he defeated The Rock by disqualification 2 months ago and that was the match which led to Rock’s suspension. The bell rings and Rock immediately lays the Smackdown on Batista by hitting him with some lefts and rights. Rock goes to the ropes and Batista knocks Rock down with a big boot. Batista then starts pounding away at Rock in the corner. Rock reverses a whip and hits a DDT and Batista kicks out at 2. Rock hits a big right hand and knocks Batista over the top rope. They start brawling outside as the referee starts counting. Batista knees the Rock right in the gut and whips him into the post. Batista rolls back in and Rock gets back in by 9. Batista starts pounding away at Rock. He chokes The Rock on the ropes. Batista starts hitting his power moves and starts posing by flexing his muscles. Vertical suplex by Batista and Rock kicks out at 2. Back breaker by Batista and gets a near fall. Batista delivers a bear hug and rams The Rock right into the corner and then puts the bearhug back on. The Rock is in pain, tries fighting out of it as the crowd get behind The Rock. Rock fights out of it and knocks Batista down with a clothesline. The Rock delivers a samoan drop on Batista and gets a near fall. Rock then locks in the sharpshooter
and Batista manages to use his strength to make it to the ropes. Rock whips Batista into the corner and runs into an elbow. Batista nails The Rock with a big clothesline and Rock kicks out at 2. Batista then locks in the full nelson and Rock is able to break out of it and goes to the ropes but runs into an elbow by Batista. Batista back in control again. Rock reverses a whip and delivers a back body drop to Batista.
Rock looks for the Rock Bottom but Batista elbows The Rock in the face. Spinebuster by Batista.
What a spinebuster by Batista. He goes for a cover and The Rock kicks out at 2. Batista waits for The Rock to get up. He’s signaling for The Batista Bomb. Batista goes for the Batista Bomb
but Rock blocks and counters with a DDT and both men are down. The Rock is the first to get up and sends Batista into the corner and delivers a corner clothesline. Rock then delivers a spinebuster to Batista. Three minutes to go. Here we go peoples elbow time. Rock takes his elbow pad off and goes to the ropes and hits the peoples elbow.
He goes for a cover and Batista kicks out at 2 Ĺ. Wait a minute Randy Orton is out here as he makes his way down to the ring. Rock gets distracted and Batista hits Rock from behind and starts hitting some shoulders to the gut of The Rock. Batista delivers a powerslam and Rock kicks out at 2. 1 Minute to go.
Batista whips Rock into the corner and misses a charge as he runs into a boot by The Rock. Rock knocks Batista down with a clothesline. Orton gets on the apron and starts talking trash to the Rock. The Rock knocks Orton down with a big right hand. Batista gets back up on his feet and Rock hits the Rock Bottom on Batista.
10 seconds to go Rock is going to do it. He goes for a cover 1….2…. and WAIT Orton pulls the referee out of the ring and the time limit has expired.
What the hell, Rock had Batista beat and Orton has a big smile on his face and The Rock is livid. This is now the second time The Rock has been screwed against Batista. Orton’s time is still the time to beat. Orton was just protecting himself and wanted to make sure that The Rock didn’t beat his time. Orton and Batista celebrate outside the ring.
The Rock goes after Orton but Batista saves Orton from a beating from The Rock. Flair comes down and joins in on the beat down and wait Shawn Michaels comes down with a chair. Michaels hits a chair on Flair and Batista is still hammering away at The Rock. Michaels hits a chair across the back of Batista and Orton manages to escape. Michaels helps The Rock back up and Evolution retreat to the entrance ramp.Eric Bischoff
appears on the stage and says it's been a chaotic night so far, he's sick and tired of these brawls. He books a match for Raw next week which takes place in Rock's home town in Miami. We will see Shawn Michaels and The Rock teaming up for the first time against Ric Flair and King Randy Orton.
He warns everyone that the final beat the clock match is coming up and no one is going to get involved in it because if they do then they will get suspended.
Result: Both men have been eliminated as the time limit expired.
After the break, Eric Bischoff is on the phone to Paul Heyman. Eric tells Paul that Smackdown doesn’t have a King because the King is here on Raw and that’s Randy Orton. Heyman fires back and tells Eric that Smackdown doesn’t need to have a #1 contenders match this week on Smackdown because they already have a contender and he eliminated a Raw star to win the battle royal. That’s right he’s Booker T, a former WCW guy and now on Smackdown he’s going to become the WWE Champion. Eric and Paul start talking about Vince’s major announcement and wonder what it could be and when will Vince show up next to make his announcement. Eric thinks Paul Heyman’s getting fired, Paul thinks Vince is going to make Paul Heyman the Raw GM so Paul can be in charge of both brands. They argue and Bischoff puts the phone down on Heyman.
Beat the Clock Challenge
Chris Jericho vs Ric Flair
Ric Flair makes his way down to the ring and we’ve already a lot of the Nature Boy tonight as he’s made his presence felt here. Chris Jericho’s music hits as Y2J makes his way down. Y2J’s had his problems with Evolution recently and he holds a victory over the new King Randy Orton. Last night he went to a draw with Batista as both men were eliminated from the tournament. Now Jericho wants to make up for it by going up against the dirtiest player in the game Ric Flair. The bell rings as both men talk trash and Flair woos Jericho. They lock up and Flair gets a take down on Jericho. Jericho gets up and Flair knocks him down with a shoulder block. Flair acts as if he’s won the damn match. Flair woos Jericho and starts strutting in the ring. Flair shouldn’t be doing that because time is very important in this match. They lock up again and this time Jericho gets a take down on Flair and he mocks Flair, woos him and does his own version of the Flair strut. Flair is pissed. Flair gets aggressive and gets a thumb to the eye of Jericho and starts delivering some right hands. He backs Jericho into the corner and starts chopping away at Jericho. Jericho reverses and starts hitting Flair with some knife edge chops of his own. Flair rolls out of the ring and he’s frustrated in the early going. 2 Minutes into this match, Ric is wasting a lot of time here. They lock up again and Flair kicks Jericho to the gut and sends him to the ropes and knocks him down with a clothesline. Flair delivers a suplex and goes for a cover and gets a 2 count only. Flair delivers some more knife edge chops to the chest of Jericho. He sends Jericho into the corner and charges at Jericho and runs into an elbow. Bulldog by Jericho. Jericho goes for a lionsault
but Flair gets his knees up. Flair goes for the figure four leg lock.
Will Jericho tap. Flair uses the ropes for more leverage but the referee catches Flair holding the ropes and Flair has to release the hold.
Flair starts arguing with the referee. Flair goes over to Jericho and Jericho rolls Flair up for a 2 count. Jericho sends Flair into the corner and then delivers a hard back body drop to Flair. Back suplex by Jericho. Jericho sets Flair up for the walls of Jericho
here we go but Flair pokes Jericho right in the eye. Chop block by Flair taking Jericho right out the game. Knee drop by Flair and Jericho kicks out at 2. Flair goes for a sleeper hold but he doesn’t have it locked in properly as Jericho hits a jaw breaker to get out of it. Flair gets back up on his feet and Jericho delivers a flying forearm to Flair. Jericho goes for a cocky pin and Flair kicks out at 2. Backslide by Jericho and Flair kicks out at 2. Jericho chops away at Flair and delivers a vertical suplex. Jericho goes up to the top and hits Flair with a missile dropkick and gets another near fall. Two minutes remaining now. Jericho looks for the codebreaker, Flair sidesteps Jericho and sends him shoulder first into the post. A roll up by Flair grabbing the tights and Jericho kicks out at 2 Ĺ. Clothesline by Flair. 1 Minute to go.
Flair sends Jericho face first into the corner to knock Jericho down. Wooo by Flair. Flair picks Jericho up and delivers two knife edge chops to knock Jericho down again. Flair goes to the top rope and he’s taking his time here and the clock is ticking. This never works for Flair and Jericho is getting back up to his feet. Wait Flair is going to go for it. Flair jumps and Jericho in mid-air catches him with a codebreaker.
Lawler says i told you JR, this never works. 10 seconds to go. Jericho goes for the cover 1...2...3. He got him. Jericho has beaten the time and he will receive a title shot against Chris Benoit at Vengeance.
Jericho’s music hits as he celebrates in the ring.
Winner: Chris Jericho [9:03]
After the match Jim Ross heads over to ringside to get an interview with Jericho. Jim Ross congratulates Jericho for winning the beat the clock challenge and now he’s the #1 contender. It’s been a long time since Jericho received a title shot and finally he will receive a title shot at Vengeance. Jericho said he told that slut Trash Stratus earlier on that he would become the #1 contender and he did. Gone are the days of HHH being the #1 contender because now the new #1 contender is Y2J Chris Jericho. Jericho says had a rough couple of months but now it’s all going to change. Now it’s Y2J’s time and he’s looking forward to meeting Chris Benoit at Vengeance for the world heavyweight title. After losing to Benoit last night at KOTR, HHH was never...EVERRRRRRRR the same again. Jericho receives a huge pop for saying that. Jericho states that next week he’s invited Benoit to be the special guest on the highlight reel.
Eric Bischoff is in the back with Coach. Eric isn’t pleased to see Jericho as the new #1 contender. Eric makes a match next week for the tag team titles. Since Benoit and Jericho used to be a team and they were former tag team champions together, lets see if they can still co-exist as a team now that they will be facing each other at Vengeance. Next week It will be La Resistance vs Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho for the tag team titles. Trish storms in Bischoff’s office. She’s angry that Jericho has become the #1 contender. She demands a title shot against Victoria next week and wants no outside interferences. Bischoff agrees but adds another stipulation to the match. If Victoria gets disqualified then Trish will become champion. Trish liked this idea.
Chris Benoit and Eugene vs HHH and William Regal
William Regal comes out first and this is his first tag team match since coming back from injury. He competed in the battle royal last night and right now he’s going to be up against his protťgť Eugene in a tag team match. HHH’s music hits as the game makes his way down to the ring and HHH is just not in a good mood tonight. HHH is already talking trash with Regal and warns him not to get in his way. Eugene’s music hits as he comes down to the ring and Eugene looks concerned as Regal looks on. Regal starts to show some concern for Eugene. He goes over and talks to Eugene and instructs him to only be in the ring when he’s in, don’t get in when HHH is in because of what HHH could do to Eugene. Chris Benoit’s music hits as he comes down to a great ovation. Last week could of been Benoit’s last night on Raw but he ended up defeating HHH at KOTR to remain on Raw. Benoit has a big smile on his face and goes over to shake Eugene’s hand. He then gets in HHH’s face and raises the world heavyweight title right in HHH’s face as HHH looks on in anger. HHH and Benoit talk trash as HHH goes back in his corner. It seems like Regal is going to start this off and Eugene wants to go up against his mentor William Regal. The bell rings
as Regal has a big smirk on his face. This was a bit of a comedy match due to Eugene and Regal but with good wrestling from all four men. They lock up and Regal gets a take down on Eugene and Regal starts showing off a bit here and tells Eugene that he is the master and Eugene is his student. They lock up again and Eugene gets a takedown on Regal and the crowd goes nuts. Eugene starts jumping and gets excited, Regal was certainly taken by surprise there. Another lock up and arm drag from Eugene. Eugene is really showing Regal something here. Regal then takes Eugene down with a shoulder block, he goes to the ropes and Eugene delivers a hip toss and follows up with a body slam. Eugene has really taken Regal by surprise here. Lots of counters and lock ups here.
Regal finally takes control by delivering a back drop to Eugene. Double underhook suplex by Regal and Eugene kicks out at 2. HHH wants a tag but Regal doesn’t want to tag in yet. He instructs Eugene to tag in Benoit. It seems like Regal does not want Eugene to get in there with HHH. Regal would rather give Eugene some tough love rather than have HHH beating the hell out of Eugene. Benoit and Regal then wrestle for the next 2 minutes, countering each others holds. You can tell HHH was really frustrated here and wanted to get into the ring. Benoit delivers a german suplex
to Regal and Regal kicks out at 2. Regal comes back with a forearm uppercut and delivers a stiff overhead half nelson suplex
to Benoit and gets a 2 count only. Finally Regal makes the tag to HHH. Here we go HHH and Benoit go at it exchanging lefts and rights. Benoit sends HHH into the ropes and delivers a back body drop. He sends him into the ropes again but HHH catches Benoit with a knee lift. HHH starts punching away at Benoit and Benoit blocks and starts punching away at HHH. HHH rolls out the ring. Back in HHH and Benoit continue hammering away at each other until HHH tags in Regal. Eugene is tagged back in and he starts surprising Regal with some more holds. He even locks in an arm bar on Regal and Regal makes it to the ropes. Regal very surprised here by Eugene’s wrestling holds. Regal catches Eugene with an elbow to the face and gets a chin lock on Eugene. The fans get behind Eugene and Eugene gets up to his feet and delivers a back suplex. Eugene starts hulking up and Regal doesn’t know what to make of this. Eugene points at Regal and imitates Hulk Hogan.
He delivers a big boot to Regal and then follows up with a legdrop. He goes for a cover and HHH breaks up the pin. He drags Regal to the corner and HHH tags himself in and starts going after Eugene. HHH starts pounding away at Eugene in the corner and poor Eugene is helpless. Regal is pretty angry here and demands that HHH tags him back or let Eugene tag in Benoit. HHH has a smile on his face and refuses to listen to Regal. HHH whips Eugene into the corner and runs into a boot by Eugene.
Eugene goes up to the top as HHH is staggering. Eugene hits an axe handle, he goes for a cover and HHH kicks out at 2. Eugene lifts HHH up and goes for an aeroplane spin and as Regal is watching them even he doesn’t know what to make of it. Regal gets in to stop Eugene otherwise Eugene will get dizzy but as Eugene has HHH in the hold, HHH’s boot hits Regal in the face to knock Regal down. Both men fall down as the ref starts counting. HHH makes the tag to Regal and Eugene makes the hot tag to Benoit. Benoit starts taking it to Regal and delivers a series of german suplexes to Regal. He goes up to the top rope and hits the diving headbutt. He goes for a cover and Regal kicks out. Regal reverses a whip and catches Benoit with a knee lift. Regal locks in the Regal stretch
near the ropes. This is a very painful hold. Benoit grabs the middle rope and Regal has to break the hold. Regal tags in HHH. HHH sends Benoit into the ropes and delivers a spinebuster. Here we go, HHH signals for the pedigree
but Benoit counters with a backdrop. Benoit delivers some vicious knife edge chops to HHH and then delivers a snap suplex to HHH. Eugene wants a tag because he wants to go up to the top rope and imitate Benoit. Benoit tags in Eugene and Eugene does the cut throat taunt of Benoit and goes to the top rope and delivers a headbutt on HHH. Eugene goes for a cover and HHH kicks out at 2. Regal finds that amusing and starts laughing as HHH notices this. HHH gets up and argues with Regal, wait from behind backslide from Eugene and HHH kicks out at 2. HHH reverses a whip and hits the high knee on Eugene. HHH then signals for the pedigree but Benoit gets in and hits HHH with a clothesline. Benoit and HHH start brawling as Benoit clotheslines HHH to the floor as Eugene starts watching and starts clapping for Benoit. Regal just looks on. Benoit then goes for a suicide dive
and misses as HHH moves out the way. HHH gets in the ring and now Eugene is stuck in a 2 on 1 situation with Benoit hurt on the outside. HHH starts stomping away at Eugene.
HHH goes outside the ring as Benoit slowly starts to get up and sends Benoit into the post. HHH grabs a chair and brings it inside the ring. The referee warns HHH not to use the chair. HHH is going to use the chair on Eugene.
William Regal steps in and tells HHH not to go this way, he doesn’t need a chair to beat poor Eugene. He didn’t think HHH would take it this far by punishing Eugene. The fans start a Regal chant as they want him to save Eugene. HHH doesn’t listen to Regal and is about to hit the chair but regal gets the chair off him and argues with HHH. The ref takes the chair away as the ref goes outside to put the chair away as HHH gets pissed with the referee. Regal pulls out some brass knuckles from his tights. HHH gets in Regal’s face and Regal sucker punches HHH with the brass knucks.
Wait a minute Eugene rolls HHH up as the ref slides back in and goes for a cover 1...2....3. Oh my god Eugene just pinned HHH.
The crowd goes nuts. Eugene starts celebrating in the ring and goes right over to Regal and hugs him. Regal has a big smirk on his face. Benoit is back in and he is also laughing at HHH. HHH is in the corner and he is furious and throws a tantrum in the ring. HHH goes over to the ref and gets his hands on the referee. Eugene and Regal both take turns hitting lefts and rights on HHH. Benoit then gets in and gets HHH in the crossface and HHH quickly escapes and retreats up the ramp. Eugene starts hugging Regal and Regal pats Eugene on the back. Eugene, Regal and Benoit celebrate in the ring as HHH looks on in anger and talks trash and promises revenge and leaves. It looks like Regal has finally become a believer in Eugene but now that Regal didn’t teach Eugene some tough love, what will Eric Bischoff have in store for Regal next week? Raw closes with Benoit, Regal and Eugene celebrating in the ring.
Winners: Chris Benoit and Eugene
Next Week on Raw from Miami Florida: The Rock and Shawn Michaels vs King Randy Orton and Ric Flair
Tag Team Title Match: La Resistance (c) vs Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho
July 11, 2004
World Heavyweight Title Match
Chris Benoit (c) vs Chris Jericho