Rob Van Dam & Carlito Vs Chris Masters & Shelton Benjamin - Raw 01/05/2006
Masters challenged RVD to the Master Lock Challenge, and Shelton came out to beat up on RVD while he was in the Master Lock. Carlito shows up, and Dolph Ziggler comes out and makes a tag match (Spirit Squad were made co-GM's for the night for helping Vince and Shane defeat HBK the night before).
Masters and Shelton continue to work over RVD's back, which Shelton targeted the night before and its all good and stuffs. Carlito gets the hot tag and shows off his athleticism as they go into the finishing stretch. Masters knees RVD in the back and sends him flying to the outside. Shelton gets a chair... but Hass shows up! He takes the chair, and Carlito rolls up Shelton for the win!
This was a solid tag match. Really nice how they went back to the back of RVD and both guys worked over it real well. Carlito was find jumping around at the end. Hoping the Hass interference leads to another Shelton/Hass match
Oh, and even though this is a good match, its a shame that they don't give it their full attention. Match begins during a commercial break, then we randomly switch to Vince making out with Candice Michelle, then we have a referee run down and hand Joey Styles a note telling him the Spirit Squad want to see him so he has to up and leave, leaving King alone. On commentary. To talk about a match.
That's all from the May 1st show, but I just wanted to mention what happens later; the Joey Styles shoot! Loved it when it first happened, and its still really good today. "I'm not good enough to call BACKLASH?"
Rob Van Dam Vs Chris Masters Vs Charlie Hass Vs Shelton Benjamin - Intercontinental Championship Match - Raw 08/05/2006
LOL at Carlito not being involved in this. Masters and Shelton LOST to the team of RVD and Carlito last week. Carlito WON the match for his team. Hass simply showed up and took a chair from Shelton. And Carlito doesn't get in the match
Damn, this was pretty fucking great. Plenty of action without it turning into a pointless spotfest or whatever, and everyone looked really good in it. Hass was probably the standout to me though. He was throwing some pretty great looking kicks and knees around, as well as hitting some sweet looking suplexes when he got the chance, as well as taking some good bumps. Shelton have him a back suplex over the ropes to the floor at one point, but unfortunately it was overshadowed by RVD hitting the Rolling Thunder at the exact same time.
Cool spot early on in the match; RVD was thrown out of the ring quickly and Masters teamed up with Shelton for a little bit to take out Hass. Eventually Masters turns on Shelton and throws him out, but RVD comes back in and takes care of Masters, then gets rid of Hass too. RVD is alone in the ring and just keeps circling around, waiting for someone to try and get in so he can keep them out! Made RVD look good, which is no doubt their intention since he would soon be challenging for the WWE title. Finish was sweet too. Masters had Hass in the Master Lock, then literally out of nowhere RVD just flies over them and catches Masters with a sunset flip! Good camera work for it too, as we couldn't see the other half of the ring where RVD was no doubt climbing the turnbuckle so all we saw was RVD appearing out of nowhere and getting the win lol. Anyways, yeah, loved this match a ton. Probably one of the better 4 way matches in WWE.
Mick Foley Vs Edge Vs Tommy Dreamer - Hardcore Match - Raw 08/05/2006
So yeah, last week Foley was on the Cutting Edge, and cut a great promo which lead to him and Edge agreeing to have a WM rematch this week. Then this week Foley adds Dreamer to the match... and he and Edge beat the fuck out of him together. LOL. Silly Tommy, will he ever learn?
at Foley going for Mr Socko... he grabbed it out of his undies and it ended up flying up in the air and landing on his face. Considering where he just pulled it out from... eeewwww.
Foley Spears Dreamer while Foley still has the Mandible Claw on him. They both pin him. More of a segment than a match, but a great segment at that. Loved this feud.
Kane Vs The Big Show - Raw 08/05/2006
Wasn't that great on PPV a week ago... so let's have a rematch on Raw!
They both fist bump at the start. Ok.
This match is pretty funny though. Show actually tries to WRESTLE Kane. Basic amateur take downs and whatnot. Which makes Show about as technical as Bret Hart tbh lol. Hell even Kane gives some stuff a go as well. After all, he WAS going crazy at this time due to the May 19th crap. He even looks like he's having fun at one point lol. I know I am!
Match is odd, no doubt about it. Its two BIG bastards working a style that guys their size really shouldn't be doing, but honestly they don't exactly butcher it lol. The May 19th storyline does that for them, and Kane goes crazy again and kills Show with a steel chair. Up until that point, I thought this was a total blast. Just unexpected fun.