Pyro explodes and we are off… they are using the RAW setup all night.
Booker T vs,. The Big Show. During the middle of the match, JBL and Kurt Angle who were BOTH on commentary got up and attacked the two for the double DQ. Teddy Long comes out and announces that tonight there will be a tag team match featuring Kurt Angle and JBL against The Big Show and Booker T. He also announces next week that there will be a fatal fourway between these four with the winner going on to face John Cena. Booker T’s wife Sharmell was at ringside with him.
In the ring now is Carlito’s Cabana with Eddie Guerrero. Carlito was an instigator here asking Eddie why he and Rey were having problems over the last few weeks. Eddie Guerrero gets on the microphone and calls out Rey Mysterio. The two agree to make up as Eddie considers Rey ‘part of his family’ and wind up hugging. As this happens, MNM show up on the Titan Tron and challenge Eddie and Rey to a tag team title match tonight. Eddie tells them to come down to the ring and meet them face to face. Melina said they were more comfortable and as the camera fades to the side, MNM spray paint Eddie Guerrero’s car with ‘MNM’ Eddie and Rey run to the back as they fade to commercial.
When we come back, Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio are looking at Eddie’s spray painted car. Eddie gets pissed and says tonight they will face the two for the tag titles.
Matt Morgan is interviewed backstage and he is doing a stuttering gimmick similar to that of Bubba Ray Dudley back in the day. He talks like Nick Bockwinkel.
Backstage segment with Orlando Jordan and The Bashams. Some bittering back and forth which ends up with Jordan claiming he will face Cena tonight, title vs. title on the line. The Bashams tell him he better win. Bashams seemed to be starting a face turn.
Matt Morgan (he has a goatee now) defeated an unannounced opponent in a squash with a suplex into a DDT. Morgan’s theme music is the same as the music on the “Rise & Fall Of ECW” DVD.
Booker T and The Big Show defeated Kurt Angle and JBL when Big Show chokeslammed JBL. Angle could have made the save, but instead just walked away and abandoned JBL.
John Heidenreich comes to the ring and says he had spent the last several days in New York looking for a friend. He has a special guest for tonight. That guest is the Brooklyn Brawler. Brawler comes out and Heidenreich reads him a poem. Brawler, who is in a Yankees cap and Jersey, says the poem stunk and that the only thing worse than that was the Yankee’s choking to the Red Sox in the World Series. He then goes on to rip off the Yankees hat and Jersey to reveal RED SOX gear. Brawler has turned HEEL! LOL. The place goes nuts and Heindenreich beats up on Brawler for not being his friend. Crowd LOVED this.
MNM defeated Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio for the tag team titles. The ending came when Mysterio was distracted with Melina on the outside after she interrupted his 619. One member of MNM hit an elevated DDT for the win They win the titles. Now Mysterio and Guerrero are in the ring. Eddie shoved down Mysterio. Mysterio slapped Guerrero… They are in each others face. . Mysterio shoved Guerrero and is now leaving. Eddie is on the ground looking at him pissed off.
They take a break here to shoot the live commercial before RAW… (the one that airs 15 minutes prior to the show going live)
John Cena came out and cut a promo about how New York was the great and how they could overcome anything. Cena vs. Jordan ended with the Basham’s trying to interfere. He was able to fend them off and hit the FU for the win.