The first RAW after JD starts with a recap of last night’s PPV. Lashley faces off against the three and pins Shane. Vince glares from the ramp with some hair on his head. He then tells Lashley he didn’t win the ECW Championship because he didn’t beat Vince.
Lashley comes down to the ring. JR says he’s been solemn all day but has a bit of a smile now. “Bobby,” chant. He takes a mic and says e needs to beat Vince to get the ECW Title back. He proposes a match for tonight against Vince. “Bobby,” chant.
Vince’s music hits and he comes out wit Shane and Umaga. They stay on the stage – Vince without a skull cap – and get booed. Vince asks if Bobby’s calling him out. His answer is no. He had his obligatory rematch and couldn’t do it. Besides, Vince is looking forward to One Night Stand. The one night where everything is defended under extreme rules in a street fight. He will face the number one contender – The Blue Meanie. “You suck,” chant.
Bobby asks why not him.
Vince says he’s already answered that.
Shane takes over and says no one beats his father in a street fight. He’s in-Vince-able. He’s beaten Austin, Taker, HHH, Ken Shamrock, Shane himself and Steph. Shane says if Bobby wants a street fight, he’s got one.
Vince says Bobby’s on. But there’s one stipulation, tonight he has to beat every one of is opponents – he’s running the gauntlet.
Video of HBK down with Orton standing over him. JR says HBK’s career was dealt another blow as he got another concussion.
Promo for the next SNME on June 2nd.
Flair’s music and he comes down to the ring wearing his mustard colored robe with white feathers. Carlito comes out for a re-match from JD.
Carlito rushes in and Flair chops his chest in a corner. A snap mare to Carlito and another chop. A back body drop to Flair and then Carlito stomps him in a corner. A hammer lock to Flair in the center of the ring on the mat. Carlito drops his knee on the lock. It’s the same arm he went after last night and Flair is screaming loudly. Carlito moves it to an arm bar hold with his legs wrapped around it. Flair’s shoulders are down for two. Flair get his foot on the ropes to break the hold. Flair gets to his feet and hits a number of chops followed by a chop block. Flair stomps Carlito’s leg. A thumb to Flair’s eye and they both go over the top to crash and burn on the floor. They are outside for the ten count and the ref calls for the bell.
– Winner: Double count out
Carlito attacks Flair again outside and hits two horrible back crackers on Flair on the floor. Carlito grabs an apple, bites it and spits it in Flair’s face while he’s on the floor. Fans are screaming nasty things to Carlito about him choking on his apple as he backs away from Flair.
Video from Judgement Day.
Slam of The Week – Candice beating Victoria with Melina at the announce table.
Melina comes out in her white and black two piece wrestling outfit. Candice comes out in a sparkly black coat over sparkly pink leg covers, pink boy shorts and a sparkly pink triangle bikini top.
Melina hits a forearm to Candy’s face and then chokes her in the ropes with her legs around Candy’s waist. Candy face down on the mat and Melina pulls her arms back with a foot in her back. Melina then rolls back and bows Candy backward. Again Melina chokes Candy in the ropes with her legs around her waist. Candy fights back and Melina falls holding her right thigh. Candy hits a back breaker for two. Two standing drop kicks to Melina. Melina holds onto the ropes and Candy pulls her off so she lands on her back hard. Melina rakes Candy’s eyes but Candy comes back with a bridge cover for three.
– Winner: Candice Michelle
Candy backs up the ramp motioning she wants the title belt.
Out back Great Khali is yelling at his translator who is bent back looking up at him trying to argue back.
Lashley is heading for the ring.
Video of news stories and interviews with Austin about his movie as he did the rounds. He did Regis, Stern and many others. He was also in a lot of magazines that they show clippings of.
Lashley comes out to the ring. Vince is watching on a TV out back. Masters is the first one out to face him.
They lock up and Lashley gets and arm bar on Masters. Lashley quickly covers for two. Masters gets whipped but Masters moves so Lashley hits the ring post with his shoulder.. Masters covers for two. A leg drop on Lashley. “Bobby,” chant. A clothesline to Lashley and Masters calls for the master lock. He locks on the hold and Lashley fights it. Lashley gets to the ropes and the ref calls for the break. Masters throws some punches but Lashley gets his second wind and hits a couple clotheslines. A power slam to Masters and Lashley covers for two. Lashley whips Masters who gets an elbow up. A spear to Masters and he’s covered for three.
– Winner: Lashley
Lashley heads up the ramp to huge pop.
JR talks more about HBK and his condition.
Jeff and Matt are out back heading for the ring.
Haas (who has a slight black eye) and Benjamin are at the announce table. Jeff and Matt Hardy come down to the ring. Nitro and Kenny come down to the ring.
Matt and Kenny start off. Nitro distracts Matt who get attacked by kenny. Kenny punches Matt to the mat. Nitro tags in. Kenny flips Matt into Nitro’s elbow. Nitro then jumps over the top and lands on Matt. Matt hits a clothesline and tags in his brother. Jeff gains control. Kenny rushes in and Jeff takes him down too. A face first suplex to Nitro and Jeff climbs. Kenny gets involved and pushes Jeff. Jeff manages his sunset flip and covers Nitro for three.
Haas and Benjamin rush the ring and attack Matt and Jeff. Suddenly Cade and Murdoch rush down and clear Nitro, kenny Haas and Benjamin from the ring. “Hardy,” chant. The four of them pose in the ring together pissing off the heels on the ramp.
JR and King talk about Ozzy’s new song then show a still of HBK being taken out on a stretcher.
Great Khali comes down to the ring with his translator. The translator has a mic and presents the man who should be the WWE Champion. Great Khali talks holding the translators hand with the mic up to himself. The translator says Great Khali says he didn’t loose last night, he’s never submitted. He knew his foot was under the rope the whole time. The ref screwed Great Khali, we all screwed Great Khali, Cena screwed Great Khali. The translator says Great Khali wants us to watch the video. It shows his foot from different angles. It’s irrelevant that he tapped because the hold should have been broken. Cena never knocked Great Khali off his feet, he had to use the stairs against him. So Cena is nothing but a coward. Great Khali should be champ. The crowd is pissed the whole time. The translator says they were talking before they came out and he can beat Cena anywhere. Inside the ring, outside the ring, in the audience…
Cena’s music hits and he comes out. He hold his belt high on the ramp and stomps to the ring. They glare at each other.
Cena says he’s not there to complain about the ref, the fans or and eight foot cry baby. At JD two things are sure. 1- Great Khali’s foot was under the bottom rope. 2- he mat Great Khali tap out. So he’s out there because he was called a coward. Before JD he was afraid that great Khali might take his title, might end his career. JD wasn’t about the title. He stood toe to toe with Great Khali and won. He can do it again. He’s not scared of Great Khali again. Cena says he can beat Great Khali anywhere in the building. Great Khali wants a rematch? Hell, Cena wants a reach.
Cena approaches Great Khali who chops Cena on the top of the head. Great Khali then hits a double handed choke slam. Great Khali stands over Cena with his hands held high. Great Khali and the translator leave together.
Video of Cena standing up to Great Khali and then getting slammed down.
Lashley is back in the ring. He looks shocked when Bi Vis’ music plays.
Vis throws Lashley to the mat. They lock up and Lashley is backed into a corner. Lashley starts working on Vis’ arm. Vis gains control. “Bobby,” chant. Lashley scoop slams Vis and covers for two. Lashley gets backed into a corner and chopped. Vis holds the rope and stands on Lashley’s gut. Lashley throws punches but runs into a sidewalks slam for two. Vis again covers for two. A forearm to Lashley’s back. Lashley is choked on the top rope. Vis slaps the top of Lashley’s head while he’s down Lashley comes back with punches. Vis spin kicks Lashley and covers for two. Lashley is whipped but moves before Vis can splash him. Lashley spears Vis and covers for three.
– Winner: Lashley
JR says Cena will defend his title at ONS against Great Khali in a Falls Count Anywhere Match.
Torrie comes down to the ring in a fuschia and black dress. Maryse comes out in a fuschia and black lace mini-dress. Extreme Expose comes down together in fuschia and black. Ashley comes out in a pink mini-dress with skulls on it.
Ashley talks about the Timbaland video and Torrie announces it. They play the video with all the Divas. (It was surprisingly good.)
More video of HBK laid out in the ring with a woman crying over him (his wife?).
JR is talking about HBK getting another concussion and the problem goes back to 1995. King talks about other sports figures who’ve had problems due to concussions.
Orton comes down to the ring in jeans and a nice dark pin-striped shirt. He get mixed review. He says he regrets HBK’s wife had to endure what happened last night. Video from two weeks ago then Orton kicking HBK in the head last night. There were rumors that HBK wasn’t supposed to be there last night. Then the doctor trying to get HBK to respond. Orton almost won by forfeit then HBK comes out, though he’s not all there. Orton quickly takes him apart. HBK dropped an elbow and tuned up the band, but looked lost. The ref stopped the match and HBK could barely stand, but Orton kicked him in the head. HBK’s wife rushed to the ring in tears. They stretchered HBK from the ring area and into an ambulance.
Orton looks proud of himself in the ring. He says we have to ask ourselves if it was HBK’s last match. In wrestling or any pro sport an injury is like a target and he took advantage of it. HBK didn’t listen to the doctor and Orton did what any professional would have done, he beat HBK. Not because he suffered a concussion, but because he’s the legend killer.
Vince is out back giving Umaga a pep talk. He wants Umaga to beat Lashley.
Lashley is in the ring. Umaga comes out to face him.
Umaga kicks Lashley and then whips him into a corner. Lashley kicks Umaga. Umaga clotheslines Lashley. Umaga splashes Lashley and covers for two. Umaga slams down on Lashley’s back a couple times. Umaga slams a forearm to Lashley’s chest. Lashley gets punched into a corner. Umaga rushes Lashley in a corner, Lashley gets his foot up. Umaga gets a bear hug on Lashley. Lashley is fading to his knees. Lashley elbows and forearms out. Samoan slam to Lashley. Umaga covers for two. A punch to Lashley’s chest, and another. A head butt to Lashley. Umaga climbs to the second rope and hits a flying head butt, but only partially connects. Both are down for 7. Right hands to Umaga but gets pushed into a corner. Lashley gets his elbow up. Umaga gets slammed into a ring post. Umaga gets flipped over the top rope, Lashley tries to fly onto him but Umaga gets an elbow up. Umaga throws the time keeper across the announce table to the floor. Umaga slams a chair into Lashley’s head. The ref calls for the bell.
– Winner: Lashley
Umaga stands over Lashley who is flat on the floor in front of the announce table.
Vince and Shane are out back heading for the ring. Shane is dressed to wrestle.
Lashley is flat on his back in the ring and Umaga is backing up the ramp. During the break Umaga slammed a hand into Lashley throat followed by a Samoan spike.
Shane’s music plays and he comes out with his father. Shane bounces into the ring and goes for Lashley but the ref stops him. The ref stands over Lashley as he struggles to his feet using the ropes. The ref calls for the bell.
Shane stomps Lashley in a corner. Shane drops his knee into Lashley’s back. “Bobby,” chants. Shane set Lashley in the corner with his ribs against the ring post and baseball slides into him.
Umaga grabs a chair and goes for Lashley. Shane and Umaga plead with him to not do it. Umaga is told to go out back. Vince gets nasty with him, telling him to leave. Back in the ring Lashley pushes Shane away across the ring. Lashley covers Shane for two. A hard spine buster to Shane and another cover for two. Shane’s head gets pounded by Lashley. Shane gets a DDT on Lashley and covers for two. Shane drops some elbows on Lashley’s back. Shane gets a Boston crab on Lashley. Lashley kicks Shane off. Shane beats on Lashley’s lower back. Shane climbs and drops an elbow. Shane covers for two. Shane continues to work on Lashley’s lower back. Camel clutch to Lashley. Shane lets go and then re-applies the hold. Vince is watching closely from outside. Lashley gets to his feet and slams Shane into the ring post. Lashley throws a bunch of punches and gets Shane up on his shoulder. Lashley’s back gives way and Shane lands on his feet. Shane climbs but Lashley spears him mid-air. Lashley covers for three.
Vince glares at Lashley from outside the ring, Lashley stares back. Video of Shane getting speared as he flew. Lashley gets up on the corner to pose and Vince stares up even higher at him.
Matt & Jeff Hardy
Vince & Shane