April 26, 2004
The announcers welcome us to the show. Chris Benoit’s music hits as the world heavyweight champion makes his way down to the ring. Benoit is handed a mic. Benoit lets everyone know that since WrestleMania, he’s been having matches after matches and competition is getting stronger and stronger. He’s got too many contenders after his world heavyweight title but he doesn’t mind who he faces, bring them on because he will remain the world heavyweight champion. Benoit thinks HHH can play any type of game, but the result will be that HHH will tap again and again and again. HHH is sending Batista out tonight to face him in a non title match, well he’s beaten Batista before three weeks before he went on to become champion. Tonight he will beat make Batista tap out again and he hoped that HHH lost again so he would have to wait for his opportunity even longer. Benoit hoped that Shawn Michaels or Chris Jericho wins the # 1 contenders match. Christian’s music hits as he interrupts the world champion. Christian makes his way down to ringside with A-Train and Trish.
Christian feels disrespected because Benoit did not mention his name. He wants to know why Benoit doesn’t want to face Christian. Either he thinks Christian doesn’t stand a chance or he’s scared of him. Christian says since WrestleMania, he’s been on the rise. It’s about time he gets what he wants. He’s got the most beautiful woman in the world and now all he needs is the world title. Michaels, Jericho and HHH have all had many opportunities in the past, they’ve been champions but now it’s all going to change. Benoit’s team got lucky last week but Benoit did not pin or make Christian tap out. Benoit fires back and cuts an intense promo and tells Christian to stop whining and earn his way to a victory. He’s been doing the talking but he needs to get the job done in the ring tonight to prove he’s worthy of taking the title off him next week. Benoit was called a one hit wonder and he proved people wrong and he’s still the champion. If Christian wants to prove he deserves the shot then he’s gotta go past 3 former champions tonight. He needs to prove that he can get it done by himself without the help of Trish and A-Train. Christian says since Batista is going to soften him up later on, it won’t be for HHH, it will be for him. A-Train and Christian attack Benoit. A-Train hits the derailer and then Christian hits the unprettier on Benoit. Christian motions for the world title and has a big smirk on his face. Benoit has a match later on against Batista. What kind of condition will he be in?
Backstage Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas are having a conversation with the Dudleys. Since La Resistance have three members in their group, The Dudleys know La Resistance will be up to something. Chuck Palumbo and Johnny the Bull now feel they deserve to be in the title picture but they’ve recently just been traded to Raw and now they’re trying to jump the line ahead of the Dudleys. The Dudleys assured the champs that they have their backs. Haas and Benjamin thanked the Dudleys, they may not be friends but it’s good to see them putting their differences aside. La Resistance, Chuck Palumbo and Johnny the Bull had no business interfering in their match last week and they will get back at them. The Dudleys praised the tag team champions because no team have beaten them fairly in quick time and at Backlash, Haas and Benjamin proved to be the better team. They have earned their respect. However when the Dudleys get another opportunity at the tag titles, no matter who the champions are, they will beat them for the titles. Benjamin responds and says we will see about that. Both teams shake hands.
Womens Title Match
Victoria (c) vs Jazz
Jazz gets another opportunity at the belt, she came up short at Backlash but now she has another chance. This was a longer match than they had on Sunday Night Heat at Backlash. Jazz and Victoria lock up and Jazz gets a waist lock take down on Victoria, Victoria fights back with a right hand and takes Jazz down with a clothesline. Jazz reverses a whip and takes Victoria down with a knee lift. Jazz gets a camel clutch on Victoria but Victoria manages to power out of it and knocks Jazz down with a spinning heel kick. Victoria starts kicking away at Jazz in the corner. Victoria sends Jazz to the ropes and Jazz counters with a clothesline. Jazz applies a half Boston Crab, Victoria tries to hang in there and she makes it to the bottom rope. Jazz whips Victoria to the corner and starts kicking away at Victoria. Jazz is in control and gets a suplex. She goes for the Jazz stretch and slams Victoria down to the mat. Jazz scores with a fisherman buster and gets a near fall. Victoria comes back and delivers a powerslam. Victoria goes to the top and gets a crossbody and Jazz counters with a roll up for a near fall. Jazz throws Victoria to the ropes but Victoria reverses and Teddy Long who’s not paying attention accidently trips up Jazz by mistake. Victoria hits the widows peak and gets the 3 count to win the match. Good womens match between the divas. Following the match Jazz argues with her manager, Teddy apologises and Jazz slaps Long and lays him out with a punch. She yells at him and tells him it’s over between them.
In the back La Resistance are standing by with Todd Grisham. Todd asks them which 2 from the three will be in action tonight? Rene states that it will be a surprise just like it was last week when they came out and attacked the champions. It is about time La Resistance are respected. They were never even considered to be part of the 4 way double title tag match at WrestleMania. That was a great opportunity for them to win the tag titles. Then they were left off the Backlash card. Finally the tag champions promised them a match but they never got the match but tonight they have got the match and they will beat the self proclaimed World’s Greatest Tag Team for the titles. Todd asked if this would cause a problem if lets say they win the tag belts. Whoever doesn’t compete, how will he feel that he did not get the chance to be tag champion? Conway told Todd there won’t be no problem, they are a unit and told Todd stop trying to cause any trouble. Everyone will find out next which two members will go out there.
Tag Team Title Match
The World’s Greatest Tag Team (c) vs La Resistance
Rene Dupree and Rob Conway are the ones that will be wrestling tonight for the tag team titles. Sylvan isn’t out here. Maybe they have a plan. Dupree tells the fans they are ignorant for not respecting La Resistance. They sing the national anthem of their country but get interrupted by Haas and Benjamin as the champs come out. The bell rings and both teams start talking trash. Haas and Benjamin start hammering away at the challengers and dropkick them over the top rope to the floor. Benjamin is going to start this off with Dupree. Shelton gets a headlock and sends Dupree to the ropes and takes him down with a shoulder block. Dupree comes back with a kick to the gut and sends Shelton into the corner and tags in Conway. La Resistance start double teaming Shelton and the referee orders Dupree to get back in his corner. Conway sends Shelton to the ropes and Shelton counters with a spinning heel kick. He tags in Haas who comes in and clotheslines Conway. Haas scores with a great german suplex. Haas gets a wrist lock on Conway and Conway pokes Haas in the eyes and gets a scoop slam. He tags in Dupree who takes control. La Resistance make frequent tags until Haas gets the hot tag and tags in Shelton. The match goes back and forth and Haas applies the Haas of Pain on Dupree. Conway gets in and boots Haas to the head and Shelton runs in and dropkicks Conway.
Shelton delivers a stinger splash to Dupree who moves out the way and Shelton ends up hitting the floor. Conway goes outside the ring and starts stomping away on Shelton. Haas whips Dupree and Dupree accidently knocks the referee down. Haas delivers a german suplex on Dupree but the ref is down. Haas goes to check on the ref. Sylvan runs in, and he switches with Rene and pretends to be knocked out. Haas revives the ref. Haas goes for the pin but Sylvan turns Haas over and rolls Haas up for the three count and La Resistance win the tag team belts. Sylvan rolls to the floor and hides under the ring. Another referee comes out and tells them that they cheated and show a replay.
La Resistance knock that referee down and the other referee tells them that he was going to restart this match but now he’s disqualifying La Resistance for putting their hands on an official. The Dudleys run down to the ring and save the other referee from getting assaulted. They pull Sylvan out from underneath the ring. TWGTT brawl with Dupree and Conway in the ring and the Dudleys roll Sylvan back in the ring. The Dudleys hit a 3D on Conway and hit one also on Dupree. The Dudleys get a table outside the ring and bring it inside. Chuck and Bull run down the ramp but they have second thoughts and decide to stay on the ramp since The Dudleys have a table on the ring. The Dudleys want TWGTT to table Sylvan. TWGTT hit a doomsday device by putting Sylvan through the table. Both teams high five each other and this is payback from last week.
Winners by Disqualification: The World’s Greatest Tag Team
Todd Grisham is standing by with Batista. He states that three weeks ago before WrestleMania 20, Benoit beat him. That was the first time ever that he tapped out in his career and tonight he will tear Benoit apart, he’s going to soften him up for HHH. Then next week HHH will be back on top.
Eugene Training Session with The Rock and William Regal
This was a long skit. Regal starts to explain to Eugene that he must follow his instructions. Eric Bischoff has put him in charge of preparing Eugene for Eugene’s first match which is in two weeks. He tried a week ago to get Eugene ready but it simply didn’t work out but now he has the most electrifying man in sports entertainment to assist him in training Eugene. Regal tells Eugene that he must listen to instructions from him and The Rock. The Rock told Regal he’s got this and told Eugene is he excited? Eugene is very excited. Rock tells Eugene that first he wants Regal to get in the ring with Eugene. Regal didn’t want to do this, he thought Rock would be getting in the ring. Regal decides to go ahead with it, maybe if he works stiff on Eugene, Eugene won’t go ahead with it and he can tell Bischoff that Eugene doesn’t have what it takes to be a wrestler. So this way Regal doesn’t have to take care of Eugene anymore. So Regal decides to get in the ring with Eugene and they grapple.
Regal works a bit stiff on Eugene and Rock tells Regal to take it easy and tells Regal for 5 minutes he has to be a dummy because he wants to see what Eugene can do. Regal can’t touch him. So the bell rings and Eugene just goes crazy on Regal. Regal starts screaming and shouting, he pulls Regal’s hair, bites him, licks his face and does silly things. So Regal pleads with Rock to stop this. Rock tells Eugene that he indeed needs a lot of work and for this session it will be Regal teaching Eugene. Rock just wants to mess around for a bit and have fun. So he lets Regal do his thing but tells him to go easy on Eugene so Regal teaches him basic grappling holds. Now it’s Eugene’s turn to do holds but he throws Regal down aggressively. This continues on with Regal teaching Eugene more basic holds, plus some submission holds. Regal taught Eugene how to do the claw hold, Eugene now does the same move on Regal and Regal starts shouting to Rock to tell Eugene to let go. Rock stops it. Rock tells them that’s it for this session and now they will have a break. In the next session, Regal will be taking a rest and the Rock will be teaching Eugene. Regal thinks this is a good time now for him to have fun with Rock for what he just put Regal through with.
In the back Eric Bischoff is with Coach as they look on the monitor. Coach says Boss did you just see that? Eric looks at Coach and they both start laughing. Bischoff then gets straight back to business by setting up an 8 man tag match for next week, 2 members of La Resistance team with Chuck and Bull as they face The Dudleys and The World’s Greatest Tag Team. Christian shows up with Trish and A-Train. He starts sucking up to Bischoff and Trish is glad that Eugene is not going to be on Raw for the next two weeks. Christian states that tonight is a big night for him. He already sent a message to the world champion Chris Benoit earlier on and tonight he will beat former champions Chris Jericho, HHH and Shawn Michaels. The only thing that worries him is that Evolution may get involved tonight and that could harm his chances of winning the match. He asks Eric if he’s going to do something about it. Eric told Christian that there will be no outside interference tonight so Evolution, Trish and A-Train won’t be there at ringside for the main event. Trish states that she’s Christian’s girlfriend at least she should be at ringside for support. Eric apologises to Trish but he just can’t do that because then if he lets her be there at ringside then he’s also gotta deal with Evolution. Eric told Christian he believes in him, he’s a pretty big supporter of Captain Charisma and he’s got to do this alone tonight. Christian says that’s fine, he is going to show his peeps tonight that the Jericho’s, The HBK’s and The Games times are over and now it’s his time to shine.
Garrison Cade is in the back with Todd Grisham. Cade talked about Lance Storm and how it was an honour to wrestle him. His first match last year was against Lance Storm. He will miss him. Todd Grisham asks Cade now that he’s split up with his tag partner, when will we see him in action? Cade says he’s ready to compete. Ric Flair shows up and confronts Cade. Flair told Cade that Storm was not a legend and he humiliated Storm at Backlash by making him submit. He looks at Cade and told him he may be young but he’s no Randy Orton, he’s not better than him. If Cade wants an opportunity on Raw then why doesn’t he step in the ring with the Nature Boy right now? Now that would be an honour for him to step in the ring with a legend. Whooo!!! What do ya say punk? Cade said before he was rudely interrupted by Flair he was more than ready to compete tonight and this is a great opportunity to make a name for himself by beating Ric Flair. He agrees to a match, Flair whoos him and slaps him in the face and walks off. Cade has an intense look on his face and the match is next.
Ric Flair vs Garrison Cade
Flair is in control at the start of the match but Cade comes back with an armdrag. He gets a big clothesline and goes for a cover and Flair kicks out. He misses a charge and Flair chops away at Cade in the corner and then starts strutting in the ring. Irish whip and Cade fights back with a right hand and gets a backdrop on Flair. Cade gets a bulldog and gets a near fall. Cade gets a rollup and Flair kicks out at 2. Inside Cradle and Flair again kicks out. Flair is getting frustrated now and Flair comes back with the classic thumb to the eye. Flair delivers a suplex and gets a knee drop. Flair applies the figure four and makes Cade submit. Flair wins. Cade put up a hell of a fight but that’s a hell of a competitor that he’s trying to beat and Ric Flair taught Cade a lesson in the ring. This is so far a very good night for Evolution.
Winner: Ric Flair
Shawn Michaels is standing by with Todd Grisham. Michaels mentions that he almost came close to winning the belt at Backlash and took Benoit to the limit. Now he has another opportunity to get a match against Benoit but he has to go through three men. He will be victorious tonight and next week he will beat Chris Benoit to become the new world heavyweight champion.
Non Title: Chris Benoit vs Batista
Benoit comes down to the ring selling his injuries from the attack earlier on from Christian. The match starts with both locking up and Batista uses his strength to knock Benoit down. Batista starts posing and flexing his muscles. They lock up again and again Batista throws Benoit down. Batista starts stomping away on Benoit as he dominates the match in the early going. Batista backs Benoit into the corner and lands a few knees to the gut. Batista sends Benoit into the corner and goes for a charge and Benoit moves out the way. Benoit rolls Batista up for a near fall. Benoit gets some vicious knife edge chops on Batista and delivers a great snap suplex for a near fall. Benoit starts working on Batista’s leg as he attempts an early sharpshooter but Batista kicked him away. Benoit fought back and tried to do a sunset flip, but Batista countered by lifting Benoit up and connects with a chokebomb and gets a near fall. Batista is near the ropes and kicks Benoit to the gut and goes for the Batista bomb but Benoit slips out and gets the crossface. Since Batista is near the ropes, he has his foot on the bottom rope. Benoit isn’t letting go and the ref starts the count and Benoit breaks it up. Batista rolls outside the ring and holds on to his arm and now the big man is getting frustrated. Batista is back in and Benoit starts stomping away at Batista. He whips Batista into the corner and goes for a charge but runs into a boot by Batista.
Batista is now in control as he hits some power moves such as the side walk slam, back breaker and a powerslam. Batista then gets a bear hug and Benoit fights out of it. Benoit and Batista are exchanging a few hits. Benoit attempts to fight back with a few chops to the chest. Benoit hits the german suplex and hits four more, very impressive to do that to Batista. Benoit goes up to the top and goes for the flying headbutt but Batista rolls out the way. Batista launches Benoit into the corner with full force. As Benoit struggles to his feet Batista attempts the Batista bomb but Benoit backdrops Batista to the floor. Benoit goes right after Batista and Batista launches Benoit into the steel post. Batista rolls back in the ring as the ref starts the count. Benoit is back in by 8. Batista batters Benoit in the corner and starts taunting Benoit. Benoit manages to duck a right hand to deliver some chops. He takes Batista to the top turnbuckle and delivers a superplex on the big man and gets a near fall. Benoit attempts a sharpshooter and tries to turn Batista over but Ric Flair comes down the ramp and Benoit lets go. Flair taunts Benoit and that’s enough for the distraction as Benoit turns around and Batista catches him and hits a big spinebuster. Batista starts posing again. Batista lifts Benoit up on his shoulders and drops him down hard with the Batista bomb. Batista goes for the cover and gets the 3 count to win the match. Batista just beat Chris Benoit. What a huge win for Batista. Flair notices his old rival Hall of Famer Harley Race in the crowd and he walks over to him and yells whooo in his face and walks off. Batista and Flair celebrate on the ramp and Benoit is back up on his feet and he’s very annoyed that he lost this match.
In the back Batista is celebrating with Flair and Orton. Flair mentioned that his old rival Harley Race was in the crowd. Orton tells Flair he’s going to go out there right now and make a statement. HHH walks in and praises Batista, he is so impressed with him. He knew Batista would get the job done. Last week he beat The Rock and now he beat Chris Benoit. Now that’s how Evolution rolls. HHH said Rock got what he deserved and now that he’s suspended that’s one guy out the title picture. Rock thought by getting a fluke win over him would get him a title shot but that didn’t happen. The belt is his, and next week it’s coming back to Evolution. He’s waited for a long time now to get his hands on Chris Benoit and tonight he will beat Michaels, Jericho and Christian. HHH states that Benoit hasn’t proven nothing yet, and when he gets his rematch next week, Benoit’s dream will be over. Batista fires HHH up and says go get them champ.
Randy Orton and Harley Race Confrontation
Randy Orton’s music hits as he makes his way down to ringside. Orton told the fans that he’s still pretty banged up and he will be in action next week. Last week Rock came out to confront him, if he was not banged up he could have easily beaten The Rock but next week he will be back in action. As for The Rock, Rock ended up being humiliated in Canada and now he’s gone for a month. That’s the price you pay when you mess with Evolution. It’s been a huge night for Evolution, Ric Flair won his match earlier, Batista beat Chris Benoit and later on HHH will become the # 1 contender and will beat Chris Benoit for the title next week. This leaves him, since he isn’t in action tonight he’s come out here to address something that’s been bothering him. He looks at the crowd and turns his attention to Harley Race who is in the front row. Orton doesn’t understand why Harley Race is called a legend. The only true legend around here is him. A month ago, Harley Race was inducted in the Hall of Fame. Orton thinks it’s a travesty that Race was inducted because what he’s achieved in his 2 year career is more than what Race accomplished in his entire life. He wants to know why this old has been is in there before him and his father Cowboy Bob Orton.
Orton asks Race to get in the ring and explain why he is in the Hall of Fame. What has he done to become a legend and be inducted in the Hall of Fame. Race isn’t getting in the ring. Come on old man, get in the ring right now. Orton left the ring and walks up to Race. Orton states that his father Cowboy Bob Orton was way better than Harley Race. Evolution’s Ric Flair is better than Harley Race and the nature boy even today is still going strong. Orton asked Race is he out here to congratulate Orton in retiring Mick Foley? Race has finally had enough of Orton as Orton gets back in the ring and Race enters the ring. Race is handed a mic. Race gives his reasons, he tells Orton many reasons why he’s a legend and was inducted in the Hall of Fame. First of all the WWE Hall of Fame was not the only HOF he’s been inducted in, he’s been in many including the WCW Hall of Fame. He’s been an NWA world heavyweight champion on many occasions something Orton hasn’t achieved. He’s had a great rivalry with Orton’s mentor Ric Flair. Race says he made Flair’s career. Race continues on as he said he main evented the first ever Starrcade ppv as the heavyweight champion. He was also a great manager and finally he’s been KING OF THE RING something Orton hasn’t been yet. Orton gets pissed off and tells Race that the legend killer Randy Orton hasn’t even hit his prime yet and has achieved so much. The next ppv which will also feature Raw stars is the King of the Ring which is 7 weeks from now. Orton told Race that he will become King of the Ring. Being King of the Ring will add to his list of amazing accomplishments that he's achieved so far in the WWE. Orton suddenly drops Race with an RKO and starts posing in the ring.
Chris Jericho is standing by with Todd Grisham. Jericho gives his thoughts on what happened earlier tonight to Benoit. Jericho calls Christian a coward and a creepy little bastard. He’s going to ruin Christian’s big moment tonight. He reminds us that a few months ago he made a big sacrifice. Eric Bischoff still owed him the Survivor Series favour so he wanted a title shot. However Bischoff punished him and he had to give up his title shot for saving Trish in a match against Christian. This was obviously a set up as Trish and Christian pulled one over him at WrestleMania. Now that he has another opportunity at the world title, he’s not going to let his go. He’s been to the top before and he wants to become champion again. Tonight he’s going to go through that jackass Christian, HHH and Shawn Michaels and will become the #1 contender.
Eugene Training Session continued.
Now The Rock takes over. The Rock really motivates Eugene here. Regal yells at Eugene to show an aggressive side against Rock but Eugene is slowly starting to know the holds that Regal taught him earlier and works well with Rock. Rock teaches him submission holds. He calls Regal over to be a dummy again as he’s going to teach Eugene the peoples elbow. Regal freaks out and told Rock, he thought he was going to have a rest? Rock said he needs Regal to assist him here. He won’t hurt him, the impact will be slow. So Rock hits the Rock Bottom, peoples elbow on Regal. He teaches Eugene other various holds such as The Stunner, The Pedigree. Regal was very very exhausted here and now it’s Eugene’s turn to hit the move. Regal gets out the ring and doesn’t want Eugene to perform these finishing holds on him incase he does it wrong. Rock is like come on William, you need to help him out here afte rall, Regal was the one that came to The Rock. Regal gets back in and asks Rock to tell Eugene to take it easy. Eugene goes crazy and hits finishing moves on Regal and Regal is screaming in pain. He ends it with an aeroplane spin. Regal starts shouting and tells Eugene to let go. Regal is very dizzy. That’s it for today, the training session is over. Eugene goes over to Regal and says are you ok Mr Regal? Regal puts on a miserable face. Eugene really enjoyed the training session and Rock then told Eugene next week he will teach him catchphrases and the training will continue and Eugene will have an exhibition match.
In the back, Eric Bischoff was quite impressed, somehow The Rock has worked some magic here to turn Eugene into a fine athlete. Eric knew he made the right choice to have Regal taking care of Eugene. Eric told Coach that he will be taking on Eugene next week in the exhibition match so he orders Coach to get hold of Regal so he can see them next week for the match. Coach did not like this at all.
Fatal Four Way # 1 contenders match: Winner gets a title shot next week on Raw
HHH vs Shawn Michaels vs Chris Jericho vs Christian
Christian is the first man to come out. Jericho is out next. HHH then makes his way down to the ring and finally HBK comes out last. The bell rings and they stand off to begin with. Jericho knocks Christian down with a right hand and Michaels and HHH slug it out in the corner. HHH sends Michaels to the ropes and catches him with a knee lift. Jericho whips Christian to the ropes and gets a backdrop. Jericho goes for a suplex, Christian slips out and rolls Christian up and HHH breaks up the fall. HHH now goes after Jericho as Michaels and Christian now battle it out. Michaels chops away at Christian into the corner. He whips Christian into the corner who goes right into Jericho as Jericho backdrops Christian to the floor. Now Michaels and Jericho go after HHH and start hammering away at the game in the corner. HHH rolls out and Michaels and Jericho go at it. Jericho knocks Michaels down with a flying forearm, Michaels kips up and gets a clothesline on Jericho. A crossbody from HBK gets a near fall. Christian and HHH are now back in as Michaels and HHH go at it again. Jericho and Christian battle it out in the corner as Jericho now chops away at Christian. Michaels with rights to HHH. He whips HHH to the corner, boot from HHH. HHH whips Michaels to the ropes and gets an atomic drop followed by a clothesline. HHH makes the cover and Michaels kicks out at two. Christian counters a suplex and suplexes Jericho to the floor.
Christian and HHH double team Michaels. Jericho is on the apron making his way back in and HHH grabs him and suplexes him back. Christian and HHH maintain control until Christian turns on HHH but HHH comes back and gets a high knee. He goes for a cover and Jericho breaks it up. Midway into the match, Jericho and Christian fight outside the ring. Inside the ring HHH gets a sleeper hold on HBK, HBK gets back on his feet and breaks out of it. Michaels clotheslines HHH to the floor. Michaels goes to the top turnbuckle and dives and takes all three men down. All four of them are now out on the floor. Jericho rolls Christian in the ring as Michaels and HHH fight outside the ring. HHH tosses Michaels onto the Spanish announce table and attempts a pedigree but stops because inside the ring Jericho goes for the walls of Jericho on Christian and HHH runs in for the save. Christian and HHH double team again as they pound away on Jericho. Jericho fights back and takes them down with a clothesline. Michaels is on the apron and Jericho hits a standing dropkick knocking him down. Jericho tosses HHH over the top rope. Jericho is in control. He hits a running insiguri on Christian and goes for a cover but HHH puts Christian’s foot on the rope. HHH is back in and so is HBK as all four men brawl in the ring.
HHH does the 10 punch on HBK in the corner but Michaels counters at 7 into an atomic drop. Michaels gets a slam on HHH. He goes to the top rope but Jericho jumps to the top rope and executes a superplex on HBK from the top rope. He goes for a cover and Christian breaks it up. Christian whips Jericho into the turnbuckle and goes to the top and delivers a spinning corner ddt and gets a near fall. Christian gets a boston crab on Jericho and HHH gets an Indian death lock on Michaels at the same time. The faces reverse the holds and the heels are hanging in there desperately trying to make the ropes. They make the ropes. The action goes back and forth as Christian looks for the unprettier on Michaels but he counters into a back suplex. Michaels goes to the top rope and hits an elbow drop on Christian. He goes for a cover and Jericho breaks it up. Jericho has saved Christian but he’s not really saving Christian, he doesn’t want Michaels to win the match. Jericho and Michaels trade chops and they both end up knocking each other out with a double clothesline. Both men kip up at the same time. Jericho runs into Michaels as he’s attempting to hit the codebreaker, HBK sidesteps but HHH kicks Jericho to the gut and hits the pedigree. He goes for the cover and Michaels drops an elbow on HHH. Christian comes from behind and connects with a reverse neckbreaker on HBK and now HHH breaks up the fall.
Jericho is back up on his feet and HHH gets a spinebuster on Jericho. He picks Jericho up and attempts another pedigree but Jericho counters with a backdrop. Christian rolls Jericho up for a near fall. Christian misses a charge and Jericho hits a clothesline and then hits the lionsault. He goes for a cover and HBK breaks it up. Michaels superkicked HHH over the top rope to the floor and Christian then sends Michaels shoulder first into the ring post. Jericho reverses a whip and gets a backbreaker on Christian. Christian is back up on his feet, HBK is slowly getting back up to his feet. Jericho charges into Christian for a codebreaker, Christian ducks and Jericho walks into a superkick from HBK. Christian sneaks up on Michaels and tosses HBK over the top rope. He goes for a cover on Jericho as HHH staggers to the apron and tries to make a save, 1....2...3. No HHH doesn’t make it in time and Christian has just pinned Jericho to win the match.
Christian did it. He’s getting a title shot next week against Chris Benoit. At Backlash, Jericho used the codebreaker for the first time to defeat Christian, but tonight Christian saw it coming and moved out the way. What a smart move from Christian. Again HBK had the match won but came up short again. HHH has to wait now even longer to get his rematch and Christian has got one over Jericho again. Christian the creepy little bastard has stole his way to victory. Trish and A-Train celebrate with Christian on the ramp as Raw comes to a close.
Next week on Raw: World Title Match: Chris Benoit (c) vs Christian