Event: WWE Monday Night RAW Results
WWE RAW Opener:
RAW opened up with a blank screen, and then we sent live to the arena for a moment of silence, remembering those who were lost on September 11, 2001. The United States Marine Core is then announced onto the stage by Howard Finkel, and then he introduced Lilian Garcia to sing America The Beautiful. Video clips are shown of the WWE Superstars in the Middle East, as well as the service men and women in attendance here at Madison Square Garden tonight. We then break out into a â<80><9c>USAâ<80> chant as Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler welcome us to RAW from the worldâ<80><99>s most famous arena.
Referee: Jack Doan
The music of Ric Flair hit as he made his way to the ring set for action, here on the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. Umaga then made his way to the ring led by Armando Alejandro Estrada, and we are set to go.
Flair attacked Umaga with chops as he entered the ring, but Umaga threw him off. Flair nailed a chop block and then some more chops. Umaga grabbed Flair by the throat and went for the Samoan Spike but Flair nailed a low blow as the referee was distracted with Estrada. Flair nailed more low blows and then Umaga tossed him aside to the outside of the ring. Flair has a chair and nailed Umaga in the head with it, and it had no effect on Umaga.
Winner by disqualification, Umaga
Flair went to the outside for the ring steps but Umaga knocked them out of his hands. Umaga nailed a throat thrust and then hit a Samoan Drop on the outside of the ring, and Flair is down. Umaga then got Flair back into the ring and then tossed the ring steps in as well. Kane then made his way to the ring for the save, and he will face Umaga this Sunday at Unforgiven. Kane nailed some right hands and Umaga fought back with right hands of his own. Kane grabbed Umaga by the throat but Umaga countered into a belly to belly suplex. Umaga cracked Kane in the back with the chair, and then in the head. Estrada is n the apron and went to snap the cigar, but Kane sat up and went to work on Umaga, cracking him in the head repeatedly with the chair. Umaga was sent to the outside of the ring. Kane then grabbed the ring steps and tossed them right at the head of Umaga on the outside. Kane followed out and used the steps as a battering ram, sending Umaga into the crowd. Kane got back into the ring and then set off his pyro, and seems to have Umagaâ<80><99>s number going into Unforgiven.
The McMahonâ<80><99>s are shown entering Madison Square Gardenâ<80><99>s Walk of Fame. Vince said you have to be special to be in this walk, like Muhammad Ali, Walt Frazier, Carl Lewis, Larry Birdâ<80>¦but the biggest name of them all happens to be right over there. We get there and itâ<80><99>s Vince McMahonâ<80><99>s name in the Walk of Fame. Vince said no body ever steps there, no one steps on him, but he has a feeling that tonight they will be walking all over DX.
Hell in a Cell:
We see Triple H backdropping Cactus Jack through the Hell in a Cell from No Way Out in February 2000.
In the arena:
The NYPD Pipe and Drum band make their way to ringside, playing their instruments, and the Highlanders and the one and only Rowdy Roddy Piper mad their way down to the ring! Piper got on the mic and said to give the NYPD band a round of applause. The fans chanted â<80><9c>Roddyâ<80> towards the WWE Hall of Famer. Roddy said he is happy to be back in New York City. He was skirting down 8th street and saw a magazine rack. The magazine said the 51 worst offenders in WWE, and who do you think number one is? Roddy Piper! Piper said speaking of number one, he has to say he is proud to be here with the Highlanders, who are now the number one tag team contenders. Roddy asks which they are, and heâ<80><99>s Robbie, and heâ<80><99>s Roddy! Rory slapped Robbie because he gets a bit excited, but donâ<80><99>t worry because he likes it. Roddy then slapped Robbie and then Rory and they slapped him back and Roddy said he hadnâ<80><99>t had this much fun since he beat Mr. T. The music of the Spirit Squad then hit and they made their way to the stage. Nicky said it doesnâ<80><99>t matter if you call those things around their waists kilts or skirts, the simple fact is that Roddy Piper and the Highlanders, and even the NYPD Bandâ<80>¦they are all dressed like a bunch of girls. Roddy said thatâ<80><99>s some pretty tough words from a bunch of guys who had their testicles removed and replaced them with pompoms! Piper said itâ<80><99>s a long time since he had a fight in MSG, so letâ<80><99>s have us a six man tag right now! The Spirit Squad went into a group hug to discuss, and they said heâ<80><99>s on. Piper sent the pipe and drum band to the back, and the Squad are standing in their way on the ramp, and they started backing up as the band made their way to the back.
Six Man Tag Team Match
Back on RAW and we are underway with Piper in control of Mikey. Robbie tagged in and came off the top with a double axe handle on Mikey. Piper and Rory argued with two of the Squad on the outside, distracting the referee allowing Johnny to help Mikey. Johnny then tagged in and worked the arm of Robbie before tagging Mikey back into the ring. Mikey worked the arm and then tagged Johnny back inside. Johnny hit a running clothesline in the corner on Robbie and then Kenny got the tag.
Kenny and Johnny hit a double suplex on Robbie and then Kenny locked in a rear naked choke. The fans got behind Robbie as he fought out, but then Mikey hit him with a knee to the back and Mikey tagged back in. Kenny launched Mikey onto Robbie in the corner, and then Mikey hit some cross face shots and then a knee to the head of Robbie for two. The fans again got behind Robbie as he fought Mikey off, but then Mikey came back with a right hand. Mikey hit a back elbow and then tagged in Kenny.
Kenny hit a shot to the ribs of Robbie from the middle rope, and then hit a spinning reverse elbow for a two count. Robbie came back with some shots to the gut and then went for a tag, but Kenny stopped him. Johnny tagged in and hit a running kick to the head of Robbie. Johnny went for a backdrop but Robbie got a sunset flip for a two count, and then Johnny came back with a clothesline and locked in a reverse chin lock. Robbie went for a tag but Johnny hit an elbow to the back and then hit a cheap shot on Rory, but Robbie then back dropped Johnny and got the tag to Piper.
Piper hit right hands to Johnny and then an eye poke on Kenny. Piper hit a knee lift on Mikey and then hit more right hands on Johnny and Mikey. Piper sent Mikey to the outside but then Kenny took over with right hands on Piper. Kenny charged at Piper, but he was back dropped to the floor onto Mitch and Nicky. Piper poked the eye of Johnny and then distracted the referee while the Highlanders hit the double slingshot suplex on Johnny and then Piper covered for the win.
Winners – The Highlanders and Rowdy Roddy Piper
Johnny Nitro is backstage with Melina and Todd Grisham. Grisham asks him about the six man tag team match later tonight. Nitro said he is prepared for anything at anytime, but he wants to talk about the comment that Jeff Hardy made about their press conference. Nitro said he and Melina are the hottest things on TV. Melina said that Mick Foley is boring because he talks about stuff from 12 years ago. Nitro said that the next time Foley has a crush on a girl 15 years younger than him he shouldnâ<80><99>t talk about starving childrenâ<80>¦Hardy then came from behind Nitro, and he has a painting with him. Nitro kicks it over, and then Hardy got pissed and threw yellow and blue paint all over Nitro!
Hell in a Cell:
We take a look at the first Hell in a Cell from October 1997 with Shawn Michaels taking on the Undertaker.
Six Man Tag Team Match
The music of Edge hit in the arena as he made his way as the WWE Champion, alongside Womenâ<80><99>s Champion Lita. Edge got on the mic and insulted the crowd in attendance. Edge said Cena should go back to what made him popular in the first placeâ<80>¦the throwback jerseys and more raps. Edge said he wrote a rap of his own to inspire Cena. Iâ<80><99>m not typing out his rap. Randy Orton then made his way to the ring as Edgeâ<80><99>s partner, and they will both be teaming with Intercontinental Champion Johnny Nitro who is still covered in paint, and looks pissed, as we go to commercial. Back from commercial and their opponents made their way to the ring, being John Cena, Jeff Hardy and Carlito.
Hardy and Nitro kick things off and Hardy was distracted by Melina allowing Nitro to get some shots in. Nitro worked Hardy over in the corner, but then Hardy turned the tables with some right hands of his own. Hardy drove both feet into the sternum of Nitro, and then hit his leg drop to the abdomen before tagging Carlito. Carlito hit some right hands and then a nice dropkick and nip up. The fans are hot for Carlito as he covers for two. Nitro sent Carlito into his corner and then tagged out to Orton. Orton hit some right hands on Carlito but then ate boot in the corner. Carlito hit a clothesline and then an uppercut and a back elbow knockdown for two.
The fans are now chanting that Cena sucks. Edge tags in and rakes the eye of Carlito. Carlito hit a springboard back flip into a huricanrana for a near fall on Edge. Cena tagged in and Edge backs off into his corner and tags in Randy Orton. The fans are now chanting for Cena. Cena hit right hands on Orton and then the fisherman suplex on Orton for two. Cena went after Edge with right hands but then ran into Orton who hit a nice suplex and then locked in an arm wringer. Nitro got the tag and hammered away at the back of Cena. Nitro hit right hands in the corner but then Cena came back with a running tackle. The crowd canâ<80><99>t make up their mind about Cena as he tags out to Carlito. Carlito nailed a suplex on Nitro for two, but then got throw into the wrong corner and Orton tagged in. Orton hit a standing dropkick on Carlito for a two count and then locked in a rear chin lock. Carlito fought out and hit a running clothesline for two. Carlito hit some left hands and then let Cena get some shots on Orton before Hardy tagged in. Hardy dived at Orton and then choked him in the corner. Hardy hit a running knockdown on Orton and then choked him over the middle rope. Hardy hit a running clothesline on Orton to send him to the floor, and then Carlito got on all fours and Hardy went to propel himself over the top to the floor, but slipped on the way down and missed Orton. Edge hit a spear on Hardy on the outside. Cena and Carlito checked on Hardy and helped him back into the ring and Edge took over on him as we go to commercial.
Back on RAW and Edge is still in control of Jeff Hardy. Hardy almost made the tag, but Nitro tagged in and slid and stopped Hardy from tagging out. Nitro worked the leg of Hardy as the fans chanted â<80><9c>Letâ<80><99>s go Cena, Cena Sucks!â<80> Hardy got Nitro in a spinning headscissors to escape the hold, and then went for a tag but Nitro held him back. Orton tagged in and rammed his left leg into the canvas. Orton worked Hardy over in the corner and then Edge tagged back inside. Hardy fought back with shots to the mid section but Edge levelled him with a big right hand. Hardy then came out of nowhere with Whisper in the Wind to take down Edge. Edge tagged in Orton and Carlito got the tag from Hardy. Carlito hit knockdowns on Nitro and Orton, and then went for a springboard but Edge pulled the rope down and Carlito flew through the middle rope to the floor. Edge and Nitro worked Carlito over on the floor and then sent him back into the ring. Orton stomped away at Carlito, and then tagged in Edge. Edge hit an elbow drop to the inside leg of Carlito and locked in a leg lock. Edge tagged out to Nitro who hammered away at Carlito. Nitro followed up with a neckbreaker on Carlito and covered but the referee was distracted with Cena. Nitro choked Carlito over the bottom rope, and then Edge got some cheap shots in.
The crowd is hectic here tonight, chanting â<80><9c>Go to Smackdown, Stay on RAWâ<80>. Nitro locked in a rear naked choke on Carlito which Carlito eventually fought out of. Carlito hit the springboard reverse elbow on Nitro and then managed the tag to Cena. Cena hit a clothesline on Nitro, and then on Orton. Cena hit the throwback on Nitro, and then caught Edge with a spinning suplex. Cena went for the Five Knuckle Shuffle, but Orton is behind him. Carlito made the save with the back cracker on Orton, and then Hardy scored with the Swanton. Cena went for the FU on Edge but Nitro made the save. Cena then hit Nitro with the FU and locked in the STFU for the tap out win.
Winners – John Cena, Jeff Hardy and Carlito
Edge backs up the aisle after a narrow escape from the FU, clutching his WWE Championship and Lita as John Cena, Jeff Hardy and Carlito celebrate in the ring.
Hell in a Cell:
We take a look at the Triple H vs. Chris Jericho Hell in a Cell match from Judgment Day in May 2002.
In the arena:
Anthony Michael Hall is shown at ringside, and he is the star of USAâ<80><99>s â<80><9c>Dead Zoneâ<80>
We go to a video from Cryme Tyme. This week we see a guy in an alley, and JTG comes up behind the guy, and stand chases him, and this is how Cryme Tyme train for Endurance. Shad Gaspard then tackles him down. They go to help him up but pull out his wallet.
The McMahonâ<80><99>s are backstage and Vince said tonightâ<80><99>s triumph will be passed down to his grand children. Vince said Shane and Stephanie will be so proud of him after tonightâ<80>¦well, Stephanie may have mixed emotions. Vince said tonight will be one of the most memorable matches in MSG history. Vince said he is a winner and Shane agreed.
Referee: Jack Doan
Chris Masters is in the ring and heâ<80><99>s out for some revenge after Super Crazy beat him in his RAW debut last week.
Masters hammered away at Crazy and then hit an elbow to the head. Masters slammed Crazy down to the mat and then hammered away with right hands. Masters continued his assault with right hands and then locked in a sleeper hold. Crazy came back with a cross body from the middle rope and then chopped Masters. Masters hit a shoulder in the corner and then a running clothesline in the corner. Masters hit some more right hands and then missed a clothesline in the corner.
Crazy hit a springboard kick to the Masters, and then a dropkick from the top followed by a standing moonsault for a two count. Crazy went up and over in the corner but Masters caught him and then Crazy countered with an arm drag. Crazy went for a headscissors and Masters blocked, but then Crazy countered into a roll up for the win.
Winner – Super Crazy
We take another look at the Marine, with comments from John Cena, Kelly Carlson and Robert Patrick.
Trish Stratus is shown getting ready backstage, and she is about to make her final appearance on RAW before her retirement match this Sunday at Unforgiven.
In the arena:
Toby Keith is shown in the front row, enjoying RAW.
Referee: Marty Rubalcaba
Mickie James made her way to the ring for action with Trish Stratus, who will be making her final RAW appearance here tonight.
Trish and Mickie locked up and Mickie grabbed an arm wringer. Trish flipped out and got a heel trip for one, but Mickie reversed into an Oklahoma Roll for two. The two locked up again with Trish grabbing a side headlock. Mickie sent Trish to the ropes, and Trish came back with Air Canada and then some right hands. Mickie hit a back elbow in the corner, but then Trish went for the Stratusphere, but Mickie blocked and hit the Mickcanrana out of the corner. Both Trish and Mickie then hit a double clothesline on each other, and both are down.
Mickie hit a dropkick and then went to the top rope but this time Trish scored with the Stratusphere. Trish hit some right forearms and then a handstand into the whirly bird headscissors. Trish measured Mickie for the Chick Kick, but Mickie countered into a roll up for a two count. Lita is up on the apron and Trish hit the Stratusfaction off Litaâ<80><99>s face and pinned Mickie for the victory.
Winner – Trish Stratus
Trish celebrated her victory, and then shook hands and hugged Mickie James, and this is an emotional moment for Trish as this is her swan song on Monday Night RAW. Trish got on the mic and said thank you for coming on this amazing, awesome ride. Thank you. Trish looked quite teary eyed, but happy.
Hell in a Cell:
We go back to Bad Blood 2003 which saw Kevin Nash take on Triple H for the World Heavyweight Title.
This Week in Wrestling History:
We got back to September 13 2001, for a special live episode of Smackdown, which was the first public gathering after the September 11 attacks on America. Personal rivalries were set aside, as the goal of the superstars was to just entertain the people that night. This was the first step on the road to recovery, one that is still being travelled down to this very day.
Unforgiven is this Sunday on pay-per-view with John Cena taking on Edge for the WWE Championship in a TLC Match. Kane will battle Umaga in a battle of the monsters. The Highlanders will challenge the Spirit Squad for the World Tag Team Championship. Randy Orton will go one on one with Carlito. Lita defends her Womenâ<80><99>s Title against Trish Stratus, in Trishâ<80><99>s last match. The Intercontinental Title will be on the line as Johnny Nitro defends against Jeff Hardy and D-Generation X will take on the McMahonâ<80><99>s and the Big Show inside Hell in a Cell.
DX are shown in the back, and Cade and Murdoch get in their face. Cade and Murdoch attack DX with Shane McMahon barking orders. Cade and Murdoch seem to be trying to weaken Triple H before his match with Mr. McMahon here tonight. The Big Show grabbed a hold of Shawn Michaels and hit him with a cobra clutch slam onto a limo. They then got Triple H and slammed the limo door on him. DX have been mugged. Vince then comes in and bends over Triple H, and points out that heâ<80><99>s bleeding, and McMahon said thatâ<80><99>s a good thing, since their match tonight will be No Holds Barred!
No Holds Barred
Thereâ<80><99>s no chance as Mr. McMahon made his way to the ring for his first ever match inside Madison Square Garden, and he will be facing one half of D-Generation X tonight in Triple H, who was weakened up by a sneak attack just moments ago. DXâ<80><99>s music then hit and Triple H hobbled to the ring, bleeding from the ear. McMahon laughed as a doctor tried to stop the game from going down to the ring.
Triple H went for a right hand, but McMahon ducked ands then jabbed Triple H. Triple H can noly stand, and is having issues with his balance here. McMahon nailed Triple H with a head butt and then sent Triple H head first to the corner. McMahon punted Triple H in the ribs and then pulled off his belt. McMahon choked Triple H with the belt and the crowd is pretty dead here.
The fans started to chant for HBK to make the save as McMahon nailed Triple H with another right hand. Triple H fell to the outside of the ring as McMahon threw Triple H head first into the ring post. McMahon kicked Triple H in the face on the outside, and then tossed him back into the ring. Triple H did the crotch chop and then McMahon gave Triple H the Pedigree. McMahon covered but Triple H kicked out, and looks pissed. McMahon hit right hands to little effect and Triple H nailed McMahon with a series of right hands, and then the spinebuster. The crowd is picking up again as Shane hit the ring but was met with a right hand. Triple H went for a Pedigree on Vince, but Shane nailed Triple H from behind. Shane grabbed a chair and then Shawn Michaels hobbled down to the ring. Michaels hit Shane with right hands, and then hit the flying forearm.
Michaels nailed Vince, and then caught Shane with the atomic drop and a right hand. The Big Show is out and caught Michaels with a powerbomb. Triple H is down on the outside and pulled his sledgehammer from under the ring but Big Show kicked him in the head. Show held Michaels while Shane nailed him with a huge chair shot to the head. Show Held Triple H and Shane went to do the same to him, but Vince picked up the sledgehammer and nailed Triple H in the head with it. McMahon covered for the win.
Winner – Mr. McMahon
Mr. McMahon celebrated his victory with Shane and the Big Show, standing over the decimated D-Generation X. DX seem to have an uphill battle against the McMahonâ<80><99>s and the Big Show inside Hell in a Cell this Sunday at Unforgiven.