– Raw opens with a marathon man running through the streetsâ<80>¦opening video and pyro and weâ<80><99>re ready for Raw!!
– Shawn Michaels makes his way to the ring to a huge ovation, he says last night the better man won and he wants Orton to come out so he can shake his hand. Orton appears on the tron and says no, Ortonâ<80><99>s face is battered from the superkick last night. Orton says he doesnâ<80><99>t believe Shawn just wants to shake hands, HBK admits that he was gonna kick him again! Crowd laugh. He says heâ<80><99>s proved heâ<80><99>s the best by beating John Cena, Triple H & HBK. HBK wants a re-match, Orton says he had his chance and now itâ<80><99>s over. Orton notes the marathon runner seen at the beginning of the show is on his way to the arena and it represents the passing of the torch from HBK to Orton.
Mr. Kennedy makes his way to the ring and he and HBK start brawling. Shawn is shoved into the ring post, Kennedy says itâ<80><99>s his time. HBK recovers and takes down Kennedy, HBK then challenges Kennedy to a match. Kennedy says HBK is nothing more then a loser. William Regal brings a referee out and we have a match.
(1) Shawn Michaels vs. Mr. Kennedy
– Later; Jeff Hardy vs. Umaga
(2) Santino Marella vs. Jerry â<80><9c>The Kingâ<80> Lawler
– After the match, Orton appears behind Lawler and RKOâ<80><99>s him! Orton shows the runner again, he says itâ<80><99>s only a matter of time before the official passing of the torch.
– Backstage Mr. Kennedy is complaining about what HBK did to him. Kennedy says father time catches up with everybody, but HBK shouldnâ<80><99>t worry about father time, he should worry about Mr. Kennedy
– We take a look back at Khali vs. Hornswoggle from last night. Vince, Coach and Regal are talking backstage about Hornswoggle at the Survivor Series. Carlito comes in and says he respects the tough love Vince has been giving. Vince signs Carlito vs. Hornswoggle for later tonight.
– Jerry Lawler joins J.R. back at ringside
(3) Jeff Hardy vs. Umaga
– Later; Hornswoggle vs. Carlito â<80>” the match is now no DQ
– A very short Save_Us video is played with â<80><9c>tonightâ<80> at the end
– Backstage Todd Grisham asks Triple H why he saved Jeff Hardy. H says he saved Hardy because heâ<80><99>s the real bad ass of WWE, not Snitsky or Umaga. H questions Toddâ<80><99>s sexuality.
(4) Hardcore Holly vs. Cody Rhodes
– Orton runs to the ring and RKOâ<80><99>s Cody & Holly. We see the runner arriving in Fort Lauderdale. MY GOD ORTON IS BORING
– Finlay is speaking with Vince backstage. They speak about being Irish, Finlay notes Vince wasnâ<80><99>t actually born in Ireland. Vince invites Finlay out for a drink after the show, Finlay accepts and says he will order Vince a glass of warm milk because thatâ<80><99>s what Vince needs at his age before he goes to bed! Vince looks pissed, but Finlay says he was only joking. Finlay leaves laughing and Vince is doing a fake laugh, he looks perplexed after Finlay has gone.
– A promo airs featuring highlights of Ric Flairâ<80><99>s careerâ<80>¦next week on Raw, Ric Flair returns!!
(5) Jillian Hall & Melina vs. Maria & Mickie James Melina was down on the outside and Jim Ross said “Wow, Melina just had a wardrobe malfunction” and boy was he right. Before the match Jillian goes on about how she thinks Lilian Garcia canâ<80><99>t sing, she then screeches down the mike, fan boo heavily. Mickie hits her kiss-spinning kick combo on Jillian for the win.
(6) Carlito vs. Hornswoggle Carlito chases Hornswoggle around the ring, Horny disappears under the ring, Carlito tries to find him, horny outsmarts Carlito and covers him with a bucket of water! Carlito knocks Horny down and takes a few bites of his apple, Finlay runs to the ring, Carlito spits the apple in Finlayâ<80><99>s face, Finlay takes down Carlito and slams Horny on top of him for the victory! After the match Horny spits apple in Carlitoâ<80><99>s face.
– The runner arrives at the arena!
– Next weeks main event; Jeff Hardy & Triple H vs. Umaga & Snitsky.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring for his â<80><9c>passing of the torchâ<80> ceremony. Orton says â<80><9c>and then there was noneâ<80> referring to everyone heâ<80><99>s beaten. The runner is seen entering the arena. The runner is suddenly knocked down with a clothesline, but we can only see the guys back. On the tron the Save_Us video playsâ<80>¦THE ANSWER ISâ<80>¦SAVE_US.Y2J!!!! yes itâ<80><99>s true, itâ<80><99>s Chris Jericho!!
A countdown appears on the tron, and Jerichoâ<80><99>s music hits. The fans are going totally wild, Jericho soaks up the cheers for a while before cutting into one of his flawless promos, he says he is here to save the WWE from Randy Orton and the 1st chance he has he will take that WWE Championship from him! He says that when he does, the WWE, America, Planet Earth and the Universe will Neverrrrrrâ<80>¦Everrrrrrrâ<80>¦be the same again! Orton looks on shocked at what has happened! Y2Jâ<80><99>s music hits and he celebrates with the crowd as Raw goes off the air!
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