RAW this week starts with Hornswoggle coming out to the ring looking rather upset. Video of Horney biting Vinceâ<80><99>s ass at Finlayâ<80><99>s prompting. Horney stands in the ring and lets out a deep sigh when Vinceâ<80><99>s music starts. Vince comes out in wrestling gear looking rather buff (for his age). Horney looks up at Vince and shakes his head.
Vince calls for the bell. He points in front of him for Horney to stand there. â<80><9c>Horneyâ<80> chant from at least one guy in the front row. Vince pushes him down. They lock up and Vince pushes him down to heat from the fans. Vince flexes one arm to show off his muscles. Vince gets on one knee and points at his chin giving Horney a free shot. Horney doesnâ<80><99>t want to do it and Vince pushes him back. Horney pulls back to bitch slap Vince, but canâ<80><99>t do it. Vince grins and then Horney smacks him. Vince is pissed and gets to his feet. Vince takes off his gelt and draws back. Finlay rushes the ring and Vince rolls out.
Vince gets back in the ring with a mic. He canâ<80><99>t believe Finlay dares interfere in family business. He says Finlayâ<80><99>s got kids and is about to through his entire career away in one moment and for him? Finlay says friendship and loyalty. Vince says he doesnâ<80><99>t think so. Vince is about to fire him and Finlay steps back. Horney is crying out to Finlay and holding a hand out. Finlay turns his back to the ring, holding the ropes. Vince looks at Horney and says Finlay isnâ<80><99>t his friend, heâ<80><99>s a coward. Vince pushes Horney across the ring. Finlay comes back and nails Vince with the sheleighly. Finlay then positions Vince and Horney climbs. Horney hits a tadpole splash and pins Vince for three. It was a No DQ Match.
– Winner: Hornswoggle
video of the sheleighly hit and tadpole splash. Horney and Finlay back up the ramp grinning and Vince glares as he lays on the mat.
Vince is out back being examined. Regal asks if thereâ<80><99>s anything he can do. Vince says to get some dismissal papers because Finlayâ<80><99>s being fired tonight.
JBL comes down to the ring, on foot. The arena isnâ<80><99>t set up right for him to come out in his limo. Video from his match with Y2J at the RR. Y2Jâ<80><99>s music and he comes out to the ring. They glare at each other before Y2J gets in the ring. JBL tries to rush Y2J while heâ<80><99>s on the apron, the ref stops him.
â<80><9c>Y2Jâ<80> chants. They lock up and Y2J is backed into a corner. The ref has troubles breaking them up. They lock up again and JBL is backed into a corner. They back out and Y2J gets backed into a corner. JBL head butts Y2J on the break. Y2J ducks the big boot and comes back with forearms. They end up outside brawling. JBL gets his head bounced off the stairs. Back in the ring JBL is on all fours and Y2J kicks him in the gut a couple times. Y2J rips at JBLâ<80><99>s face and then bites JBLâ<80><99>s face. Y2J gets sent outside but lands on his feet. He re-enters and tries to lock on the walls. He gets him over but JBL gets to the ropes quickly. JBL is laying on the mat on the apron and Y2J baseball slides into him knocking him to the floor.
Back in the ring Y2J nails some chops in a corner but JBL comes back with a thumb to the eye. JBL kicks Y2J in the head. Y2J nails a roundhouse kick to JBL but then runs into JBLâ<80><99>s boot. Both are hurting at this point.
Y2J runs into the clothesline from hell. JBL hits another clothesline from hell. JBL stomps Y2J in a corner. Y2J comes back with chops but runs into a sleeper. Y2J drops to his knees, then his bum. They are now prone on the mat. JBL lets go of the hold and covers for two. JBL sets Y2J up top and hits a couple of right hands. Y2J is flopped over almost falling off. JBL climbs but Y2J blocks the superplex and head butts JBL who flies. Y2J then flies with a forearm to the back of JBLâ<80><99>s head. Y2J covers for two. Both are down for six. Y2J comes back with blows and a flying forearm. An enziguri to JBL followed by a dropkick for two.
Y2J goes for a cross body but JBL grabs him. JBL goes for a fall away slam but Y2J reverses it into a DDT. Y2J covers but JBLâ<80><99>s arm goes onto the ropes. A boot to Y2J. JBL dives at Y2J but gets only corner. Y2J hits his new finisher and covers for three.
– Winner: Y2J
Umaga is suddenly in the ring and attacks Y2J. A Samoan spike to Y2J and then one to JBL! Thereâ<80><99>s now two prone bodies in the ring while Umaga backs up the ramp.
Mike (the new crappy announcer) is in the crowd talking about Cena and his upcoming match with Orton. Video of Orton destroying Cena the night of Cenaâ<80><99>s injury. Vince talks over it talking about the injury and that Cena would be out for six month to a year. Orton became the new champion. Cena says his WM dreams faded further and further away, but in the last second of the final hour he made a choice. He ended up coming into the RR as #30 and winning. Heâ<80><99>s going to WM. Then he challenges Orton to wrestle for the title that night. Orton says heâ<80><99>s beaten everyone. Heâ<80><99>ll face Cena at NWO. Cena hits the FU on Orton. Orton comes back with an RKO.
Regal is pounding on Vinceâ<80><99>s office door. He has the dismissal papers. He says heâ<80><99>ll have a group of men drag Finlay in so he can fire him. Regal shows off the huge bump on Vinceâ<80><99>s head. Vince says firing is too good for Finlay. Heâ<80><99>s going to make Finlay watch Vince beat Hornswoggle next week in a steel cage.
A â<80>~no shortcutsâ<80><99> promo with Cena talking about no drugs and no â<80>~roids.
Paul Burchill comes out with his â<80><9c>sisterâ<80> Katie Lea. (She looks rather trashy, in my opinion.) She takes a mic and says it a special night. She introduces him as brutal, vicious, her big brother Paul. Through her whole life sheâ<80><99>s loved watching him inflict pain. He takes the mic and says every big brother wants to make his little sister happy. What Katie wants, Katie gets. Brian Kendrick comes out.
They lock up and takes Brian down. And arm bar then hammer lock on Brian. Brian gets out by flipping up and over Paulâ<80><99>s shoulder. Brain gains control and Paul gets in the ropes and yells to get brain off him. Huge arm drag to Paul. Brain gets backed into the ropes and finally breaks the hold but Katie attacks Brian from outside. A huge clothesline to Brian and Paul covers for two. An arm bar to Brian. He gets out with and arm drag. Brian uses his feet then flies at Paul in a corner.
Paul stands on Brianâ<80><99>s back, pulls his arms up and then stomps/slams Brianâ<80><99>s face down to the mat with a foot on the back of his head (it looked icky). A modified swinging neck breaker and Paul covers for three.
– Winner: Paul Burchill
Cena is out back heading for the ring.
Slam Of The Week – The arm wrestling match between Cena and Mark Henry last week. Cena almost won before Orton shows up. Orton ducks out of the FU, but Henry gets one.
Ortonâ<80><99>s music and he comes out in jeans and a t-shirt. Orton sits at the announce table. Mark Henry comes down to the ring. Cena comes down to the ring. Orton gets to his feet and yells to Cena who ignores him and enjoys the fans.
Orton says heâ<80><99>s just letting Cena know heâ<80><99>s there. Cena goes for a cross body, gets caught in midair and slammed to the mat. A punch to Cenaâ<80><99>s face. Henry chokes Cena in a corner. Cena gets whipped and falls to the floor. Henry rips the pad off the top of one turn buckle. Cena tries to fight back but gets him in a full nelson. Cena gets slammed down again. Cena holds himself up in the corner with the exposed turn buckle. Henry rushes him and Cena moves so Henry hits that corner. Cena locks on the STFU and Henry taps out.
– Winner: Cena
Orton is at the announce table, pissed. Cena leaves the ring, goes to the announce table and grabs the mic. Cena says he doesnâ<80><99>t have to look at him or even stand up. But he advises him to shut the hell up and listen. Cena says heâ<80><99>s 100%. Orton is a smart champion but the plan didnâ<80><99>t work. Ortonâ<80><99>s seen what Cena did to a man whoâ<80><99>s 400lbs. Heâ<80><99>s stronger than ever and for once heâ<80><99>s not the hunted. Ortonâ<80><99>s the hunted. This Sunday thereâ<80><99>s not injuries and for Cena, no excuses. For Orton, thereâ<80><99>s no way out. Cena drops the mic and leaves. Ortonâ<80><99>s now all pissed that Cena said his peace and walked away. Now heâ<80><99>s acting and talking tough.
Promo for WM. 48 days away.
Kennedy comes down to the ring in jeans and a t-shirt. He has a mic in hand and says he gave Flair a week to give him an answer. Either forfeit and retire or theyâ<80><99>re facing off at NWO. He wants and answer and right now would be a good time. (Heâ<80><99>s chomping on gum and looks like a cow.)
Flair comes out to huge pop. Heâ<80><99>s, of course, dressed in a beautifully cut suit. Flair one steps up the stairs to get in the ring, playing up the knee injury from MVP. He grabs a mic and faces Kennedy. Flair says he doesnâ<80><99>t think theyâ<80><99>re on the same page. This is food for thought. Before Kennedy was born. Kennedy cuts him off being annoyed. Flair says twice on Saturday, twice on Sunday, seven days a week so guys like Kennedy could work 100 days a year. Kennedyâ<80><99>s not impressed. If Kennedy think heâ<80><99>s going to say heâ<80><99>s so hurt he canâ<80><99>t go on Sunday, he doesnâ<80><99>t know.
Kennedy says Flair doesnâ<80><99>t know whatâ<80><99>s good for himself. He just doesnâ<80><99>t know.
Flair says Kennedy wanted to be face to face and Flair couldnâ<80><99>t be any closer. Why? Heâ<80><99>s been his world champion 16 times. He knows because Kennedy wants to be it once. But it wonâ<80><99>t be at the expense of the Nature Boy. Flair says he needs to win to survive. At NWO Flair says he will walk to aisle and will live to fight another day.
Both mics drop. Theyâ<80><99>re face to face and Flair is grinning. Kennedy puts his hands up and backs off. Then a cheap shot, low drop kick, to Flairâ<80><99>s left knee. Flairâ<80><99>s down holding his knee while Kennedy rolls from the ring. Kennedy mocks Flair by limping backward up the ramp.
WWE Rewind – Earlier tonight when Vince faced Horney. Finlay almost gets fired for getting involved. Finlay then uses the sheleighly to take down Vince and Horney hits the tadpole for the three count.
Melina comes out in a fuschia and gold version of her two piece outfit. Jillian comes out with her in jeans and a purple lace halter. Maria comes out in black boy shorts and a gold tank that hooks under her sparkly bra. Santino is with her.
An arm bar on Maria. Maria gets out and a knee to Melinaâ<80><99>s gut. Melina comes back with a hard shoulder to Mariaâ<80><99>s gut. Maria gets laid across the corner on the second ropes. Melina comes down with her knees on Mariaâ<80><99>s gut. Melina gets some type of octopus submission on Maria. Maria gets out and hits some forearms. Maria ducks a clothesline and hits one of her own. Maria slams Melina down across Mariaâ<80><99>s knee. Melina goes up onto the second ropes and Maria knocks her over.
Jillian starts screaming/singing to get Mariaâ<80><99>s attention. She puts a lip lock on Santino. Melina gains the upper hand and covers for three.
– Winner: Melina
Santino gets in the ring and says thatâ<80><99>s what happens when you get involved with Playboy. Youâ<80><99>re a target. Itâ<80><99>s the Playboy curse. Candice – injured. Torrie – injured. Ashley, well, sheâ<80><99>s not injured but we never see her. So Maria has a week to make a decision – Playboy or Santino. They play tonsil hockey (yuck) and he leaves her looking lost and confused.
Video of Cenaâ<80><99>s new Gillette commercial.
King and JR go through the matches for NWO.
HHH video for NWO.
Promo for Candice Michelleâ<80><99>s return.
HBK comes down to the ring for the main event. Jeff Hardy comes out to face him. â<80><9c>Hardyâ<80> chants.
They stare at each other and knock knuckles. HBK hits a chop and drops Jeff. HBK gets tossed from the ring. Jeff flies out but HBK moves. Jeff lands on his feet. â<80><9c>Hardyâ<80> chants. Jeff returns to the ring. A headlock takeover to HBK. Jeff keeps the hold on. Shoulder block drops Jeff. HBK tries to lock on a sleeper but Jeff slams him and covers for two. Another side headlock on HBK. They get to their feet and HBK gets out. A reverse elbow to Jeffâ<80><99>s face. Jeff in the corner and HBK chops him. HBK gets whipped, goes up-side-down and Jeff immediately nails him form behind. Another side headlock takeover on HBK. A shoulder block drops HBK. Jeff goes over the top, skins the cat but runs into a clothesline. Jeff gets hits face bounced off a corner. A knee to Jeff gut. HBK goes for a suplex but Jeff gets out. Bodies are flying everywhere. HBK lands on the apron and Jeff baseball slides him out to the floor. Jeff runs the rail and HBK catches him and counters with a power slam.
Jeff is down and HBK is stomping him. HBK drops an elbow on Jeffâ<80><99>s back. Jeff gets slammed into the corner back first. HBK covers for two. Irish whip to Jeff. HBK drives his knee into Jeffâ<80><99>s back a couple times. A submission hold to Jeff with a knee in his back. Jeff is bleeding, possibly from the piercing in his lower lip. Jeff nails a couple elbows to HBKâ<80><99>s face to get out of the hold. A back breaker on Jeff and HBK covers for two. They exchange blows. Jeff gains the upper hand but telegraphs and gets a neck breaker for his troubles. HBK covers for two. â<80><9c>HBKâ<80> chants. Chops to Jeff in a corner. Scoop slam to Jeff. HBK goes up top. Jeff gets his feet up but HBK stops himself from hitting them and locks on the 1.2 Boston crab. Jeff is trying for the ropes an manages to get there.
HBK gets Jeff up. Jeff throws punches and then kick HBK in the back of the head. Both are down for four. Jeff kicks HBK in a corner. Jeff gets whipped but moves so HBK meets the ring post with his shoulder. HBK flies and lands across the corner and Jeff kicks him in the gut. They both end up up top. Jeff is sent flying. HBK flies but Jeff moves out of the way of the elbow. Jeff covers for two. A lariat take down by Jeff and both are down for four. Jeff hits a couple punches and a clothesline. Jeff spears HBK into a corner and drives his feet into HBKâ<80><99>s gut. Jeff drags him out and covers HBK for two. Jeff hits whisper in the wind and covers for two. JR is yelling and screaming, but for good reason, this is and amazing match. Jeff goes for the twist of fate but HBK counters with a face buster. Inverted atomic drop on Jeff followed by a scoop slam. HBK climbs. HBK hits his flying elbow. HBK tunes up the band. Jeff ducks, tries fort he twist of fate but HBK counters. HBK locks in that strange figure four type submission heâ<80><99>s used lately. Jeff somehow gets to the ropes, screaming his head off the whole time. Jeff isnâ<80><99>t getting to his feet but kicks HBK off twice. Jeff hits the twist of fate and climbs. A swanton and Jeff covers for three. What a bloody amazing match!!!