Tons Backstage RAW Notes, Flair, Plus SD! Tapings News

Ryan Clark


The original scripted ending for RAW’s 15th Anniversary show called for McMahon to be laid out by either Stone Cold or Undertaker, and then have Bret Hart put Vince in the sharpshooter while the show went off the air. Of course, Hart turned down the invite and WWE went with a different direction.

WWE will be taping WWE SmackDown and ECW on Sci Fi tonight (Tuesday) in Rochester, NY. Ric Flair is scheduled to continue his storyline on this weekâ<80><99>s edition of WWE SmackDown. New WWE Champion Edge is also scheduled to celebrate his Championship victory. A Champion vs. Champion match is confirmed for ECW on Sci Fi featuring ECW Champion CM Punk going up against WWE US Champion MVP. This will be the last WWE live event until after Christmas.

Two idiot fans at RAW tried to run backstage during the opening segment with Vince McMahon. The two were quickly escorted out of the arena by security.

Triple H took a hard shot from William Regal during the Handicap match. He was sporting a welt backstage after the match and it was visible during a backstage segment later in the show with Ric Flair & Vince McMahon.

RAW is taped next Monday (Christmas Eve). The show is the ‘Tribute To The Troops’ and full spoilers are posted on the main nrewsboard,

After tomorrow, everyone is off for the holidays. The RAW crew flies home tonight and vacation starts today. They return on December 26th, the day after Christmas. I know the SD! and ECW crew returns to my hometown of Albany, NY on the 26th.

Despite appearing on RAW, Ric Flair will be traveling to Rochester and will appear on the SD! taping tonight (Tuesday).

It was announced on RAW that in two weeks when the show returns live on New Years Eve (December 31st), Ric Flair will face Triple H with his career on the line again. Vince muttered to Flair in a backstage segment â<80><9c>New Yearâ<80><99>s Eveâ<80>¦two weeks from tonightâ<80>¦your career is on the lineâ<80>¦against you (to Triple H)â<80>¦Happy New Year.”

JBL will be appearing on RAW on New Years Eve (two weeks from now when they return live).

Tino Martinez from Houston, TX sent this one in: I never thought I would ever see this happen. I heard about how stores don’t like mentioning anything to do w/Chris Benoit, but I didn’t expect to see it myself. At a Walmart a friend notice 2 WWE logo stickers covering someone. Turns out they placed these stickers over all the Adrenaline Packs that had Chris Benoit on the back preview for future series. It was a sad sighting…

Edge and The Major Brothers are expected to be pushed hard on this weekâ<80><99>s edition of WWE SmackDown (taped tonight – Tuesday). There has been talk of having a top heel group being formed on WWE SmackDown due to the lack of top heels on the roster.

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