– From the American Airlines Center in Dallas Tx.
– Video package is shown of the WWE Championship main event from Vengeance.
– A modified RAW opening video is shown and the pyro goes off.
LILIAN GARCIA IS BACK!
– Mr. Kennedy comes to the ring dressed in competing attire, he blames the fans for him loosing the Money in the Bank, he vows he will be the next WWE Champion. WWE Champion John Cena then interrupts him and makes his way to the ring, Cena mocks Kennedy and calls him “Mr. Camel toe!!”. Cena continues to mock Kennedy until King Booker and Queen Sharmell come to the ring, Booker claims he is next in line for the WWE Title, Randy Orton them comes to the ring and states he has been on Raw the longest and is the most successful, he says he has never had a one-on-one match with Cena and he deserves one. Bobby Lashley then enters the ring and says he never lost his World Title so he deserves the opportunity. William Regal stands in the entrance way and announces Jonathan Coachman is on holiday so tonight he is in charge, he decides that Orton, Booker, Lashley and Kennedy will compete in singles “Beat the Clock” matches, and who ever defeats their opponent the quickest will face Cena for the WWE Title at The Great American Bash.
(1) Beat the Clock Match – Randy Orton vs. Jeff Hardy
– Up next; Melina vs. Maria
(2) Melina vs. Maria
– Later Tonight; Santino Marella vs. Umaga for the Intercontinental Championship.
– A video package is shown covering Triple Hâ<80><99>s current quad injury, from footage of the match to footage of the surgery, no word yet on a return.
– Backstage Dusty Rhodes is introducing his son Cody to Jim Duggan, Randy Orton approaches them and introduces himself to Cody he mentions he is the â<80><9c>Legend Killerâ<80> while staring at Dusty, Cody tells Randy to stay away from his Dad, Orton slaps Dusty, Cody goes for Orton but Dusty holds him back.
– Video package is shown of the Marella-Umaga history
– Santino checks on Maria backstage, Maria says she is more concerned for him, he says he must prove he can beat Umaga and prove he deserves to be Intercontinental Champion; he then kisses Maria before leaving.
(3) Intercontinental Championship ï¿½ï¿½” Umaga vs. Santino Marella
– Backstage King Booker is seen making his way to the entrance way.
(4) Beat the Clock Match ï¿½ï¿½” King Booker w/ Queen Sharmell vs. Val Venis
– Backstage Mr. Kennedy tries to encourage Super Crazy to lay down in the ring for him later tonight, Crazy â<80><9c>agreesâ<80>.
(5) Beat the Clock Match ï¿½ï¿½” Mr. Kennedy vs. Super Crazy
– Backstage King Booker and Queen Sharmell are talking to Shelton Benjamin, they believe he will be Lashleyâ<80><99>s opponent, they ask Shelton to just last the 4 mins. 30 so that Booker can go onto the Bash, Shelton says they have a deal and kisses Bookerâ<80><99>s ring.
– Dusty Rhodes challenges Randy Orton to meet him in the ring next week.
– Carlito is talking to Jillian Hall about the Sandman, Sandman then approaches them and tells Carlito how much he loves to drink and fight, Carlito spits apple in Sandmanâ<80><99>s face so Sandman spits beer in Carlitoâ<80><99>s! Simmons yells Damn at Carlito.
(6) Carlito vs. The Sandman
– Bobby Lashley is seen making his way to the entrance way.
(7) Beat the Clock Match ï¿½ï¿½” Bobby Lashley vs. Shelton Benjamin
– John Cena makes his way to the ring for the contract signing.
– Another nice looking video package is shown for Triple H at the end it says â<80><9c>Triple H ï¿½ï¿½” Coming Soonâ<80>
– In the ring William Regal officially announces that John Cena will take on Bobby Lashley at the Great American Bash for the WWE Championship, Lashley makes his way back to the ring followed by the WWE Champ John Cena. Cena puts over Lashley and tells him heâ<80><99>s looking forward to the match, Lashley says he is also looking forward to it and signs the contract. Kennedy and Booker then try to stop the signing but Cena and Lashley take them out, Cena then signs the contract and turns around right into a spear from Lashley! Lashley motions he will be the next WWE Champ and leaves Cena lying on the mat! Lashley poses before leaving!