WWE RAW Results – October 25, 2004

Ryan Clark


RAW Results – 10/25/04

Des Moines, Iowa

Report by: PowerWrestling.com

WWE RAW Opener:

A recap of Taboo Tuesday was shown. Bischoff got his head shaved. Coach had to wear a dress. Shelton received the IC title, and Orton added another notch to his belt by beating Ric Flair. Oh and the Divas dressed as School Girls and Trish was the hottest of them as always. The whole match between Bischoff and Eugene was shown, and Vince McMahon made Eric shave his head or he was fired. Vince then made Coach put on a dress.

In the arena:

In the Arena the music of Eric Bischoff hit and he made his way out in a cap to cover up his head. He said he is sick and he is tired. He was brought into this job, as GM of Raw to have changes and make an impact. But everytime he does. Everytime he puts his foot down, someone breaks it off and shoves it down his throat. He is sick and he is tired of things like his bald head. He showed it to the world. Stuff like that happening to one of the most important names in this industry. So if anyone thinks they can do a better job than Eric Bischoff running Raw, because tonight for the first time, he is gonna give himself the night off. Tonight the inmates are running the Asylum. Tonight Shelton Benjamin will have a rematch with Chris Jericho.

In the arena:

The music of Evolution hit and they made their way out to the ring. Triple H still has the World Title, and with Bischoff not in charge, you have to wonder what will go down. Triple H grabbed a microphone he wanted to ask us a question. He said we loved having the power didn’t we? Yeah we did. Power is intoxicating isn’t it? Well tonight since Bischoff has the night off, he has taken it upon himself to say Evolution is running the show. It isn’t cause he is the World Champ, it’s because there is strength in number. Might makes right, and Evolution is in charge, because there is no one who can say different. Tonight we are gonna start out and Triple H turned to Flair, and said anything he wants tonight, he will give it to him. Flair took the mic and said not knowing that the events of this evening, what Flair wants is Randy Orton again. Flair said beating him at Taboo Tuesday didn’t make Orton a legend, it made him lucky. Flair is still the legend, and Hunter and Batista agreed. Flair said Orton is someone lucky to be able to walk that aisle. He said being the man and staying the man are two different things. Flair begged Hunter to let him have Orton tonight. Wooo! Hunter said if Flair wanted Orton, then as his first act in charge of Raw he is ordering Randy Orton versus Ric Flair tonight.

The music of Randy Orton hit and he came out onto the stage, mic in hand. Orton asked if he heard him correctly. Is Hunter ordering him to face Flair. Orton said he takes orders from nobody. Isn’t Hunter a nobody? Hunter said he will tonight. Orton said he beat Flair last Tuesday, and he will do it again. Orton said he proved one thing and that is he is the legend killer. Orton said just cause Bischoff isn’t here, doesn’t give Evolution full reign. The crowd started an RKO chant.

He will not listen to anything Evolution has to say. The boys in the back won’t listen, and the people won’t listen. Orton said Flair wants a match with him, well he wants the World Heavyweight title. Hunter said let this be a lesson to everyone. This is the attitude that would get someone’s ass kicked tonight. Hunter said he was in a good mood and he’d make Orton a deal. If Orton wants a shot at Hunter for the title he’s got it, but first he has to beat Flair again. Orton said he’s beat him before, he’ll beat him again. Orton says to be the man you have to be the man, well Orton beat the man last Tuesday so that makes him the man. Hunter said Orton sounded confident, and he’ll pencil his name in for the title at Survivor Series, but if he doesn’t beat Flair, he loses, then Orton will never get a shot at the world title again, as long as Hunter is champ. And Hunter plans on being champ for a long time. Flair said legend killers never back down, only march forward and told Orton to come on. Hunter asked if Orton was confident in himself. Orton said he was thinking of how much he will enjoy kicking Hunter’s ass and taking his title, and that Flair had a deal.

Taboo Tuesday:

JR said over 4 Million votes were cast for Taboo Tuesday, and was one of the greatest nights he has had as a commentator.

Intercontinental Championship Match

Referee: Chad Patton

Chris Jericho vs. Shelton Benjamin (c)

The music of Shelton Benjamin hit and he made his way out to defend the Intercontinental Title. The music of Jericho hit and he made his way down the ramp wanting the IC Title.

The start:

The bell rung and the two circled. They locked up and Jericho got Shelton in a headlock. Shelton Irih whipped Jericho, but Jericho took Shelton down with a shoulder block. Shelton came up and took Jericho down with an arm drag and applied an armbar.Jericho fought his way up to his feet, and twisted the arm of Shelton behind his back. Shelton reversed into a hammerlock, and Jericho took Shelton down with a suplex. Shelton countered into an arm bar.

Mid-match notes:

Jericho came up to his feet and nailed a right hand to Shelton. Jericho knocked Shelton into the corner and Shelton countered by tossing the head of Jericho into the turnbuckle. Shelton went for a splash but hit his head on the ring post as Jericho moved. Jericho went to the top rope and hit a cross body on Shelton to the outside. Back from commercial, Jericho had Shelton in a back stretcher over his knee. Shelton fought back with some rights to knock Jericho off. Shelton nailed a right hand and came off the ropes, but Jericho took Shelton down for a two count. Jericho stomped away on the back of Shelton. He brought Shelton up to his feeet and went to the top. Shelton nailed some rights on Jericho and went to the second rope. Benjamin hit a hurricanranna to take Jericho down.

Both men lay on the arena floor and the referee Chad Patton started the ten count. Jericho came up and nailed rights to Benjamin. Benjamin fought back and won the slug fest. Shelton took Jericho down with a spin kick for a two count. Shelton Irish whipped Jeircho, but Jericho took Shelton to the apron and took him down with a kick to the head. Shelton laid on the outside as Jericho brought him back in. Jericho took Benjamin down with a clothesline for a two count. Jericho came up and brought Shelton up too. Shelton’s head was sent into the turnbuckle and Shelton sent Jericho to the corner. Jericho got a kick to the face, but Shelton fought back with the t-bone for a two count.

The finish:

Jericho came up and tried for a backslide, but Shelton countered, Jericho countered. Shelton countered into a cradle, but Jericho went for the walls of Jericho. Shelton went up top for a sunset flip. Jericho countered in the walls again, but Shelton rolled Jericho up for the pinfall.

Winner and still Intercontinental Champion, Shelton Benjamin

The Aftermath:

Jericho came up and he wasn’t happy. Shelton celebrated, and Jericho got in Benjamin’s face. The two men stared at each other. The two shook in the middle of the ring and Jericho left the ring so Shelton could celebrate. Christian then came into the ring and took Shelton down. Christian nailed Benjamin with some right hands and then took him down with the Unprettier. Christian grabbed the IC title and told Benjamin it was his. Christian held it up as the crowd didn’t like that.

Backstage:

Backstage Coach and Bischoff were shown and Coach doesn’t have his dress. Bischoff poured himself a martini as we went to commercial.

Backstage:

Backstage Evolution was shown talking to Christy, and Flair said she was the kind of girl Evolution could take out all night long. Christy declined, but Triple H got in her face. Jericho walked by, and Hunter went after him. Hunter talked to him, but the audio went out. Hunter’s lips were moving. Jericho then called Hunter a jackass. Maven showed up to even the odds and Hunter called him Tiger Woods and asked if he wanted some. Benoit then showed up and asked if there was a problem. Rhyno then showed up and got in Hunter’s face, as did Rosey, Hurricane and Tajiri. Hunter said there was no problem and for them not to forget who was in charge.

HBK Live Tonight:

Shawn Michaels is here live tonight, and we will talk to him later tonight JR said. They then showed a recap of Edge coming in second on the voting. He looked pissed and said Shawn took his shot away from him, I cried. Edge said the tag titles was a consolation prize and he walked out on Benoit. They then show Michaels losing because of interferance by Edge.

Tales from Wrescal Lane:

Mick Foley was shown reading a book to underprivelaged kids. They plugged Wrescal Lane.

In the arena:

JR was in the ring and he thanked everyone for voting. He had fun cause of us. Unfortunately Edge has refused to appear live, but he is here via satellite. JR asked if he would explain to us why he did what he did at Taboo Tuesday. Edge said the title was not HBK’s to win, it was his. Does he need to spell it out for us once again. Well he will. He defeated Triple H in a tag match, and he defeated Benoit and Michaels, and he got taken for granted. Was it sympathy? Edge said let’s talking about injuries, he had a broken neck damn it. He fought through a broken hand and came back. He busted his ass at Summerslam and the people booed him. And because of six percent his life changed. The reason he isn’t here tonight, is because people take him for granted. He figured it out, they don’t deserve to see him. He’ll be back when he is damn good and ready. JR then said one man that is here live, and had knee surgery Friday is Shawn Michaels. HBK’s music hit and the crowd acted like a bunch of girls. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH, he’s so sexy. Oh and he has crutches. He took forever to get to the ring, and I wish he would’ve opted for a wheel chair. JR helped him in, that wasn’t pretty.

Michaels stood up and JR said he doesn’t deserve to be in the ring with HBK, so he left. Michaels thanked Jim and let the crowd chant his name. Michaels said hello Des Moines, Iowa. He said as he was listening to Edge rattle on with the laundry list, he wanted to be impressed, but had those spanned a course of twenty years, he would be tough, but since it happened in six months it makes him clumsy and fragile. HBK said it has taken twenty years to break his body down, but he still shows up at work. And speaking of dragging himself to work, he has to tell us Taboo Tuesday was exciting, not just for him, but every WWE superstar had an excitement he hasn’t seen here since he has been back. There was something special. It’s called weed. But it is not weed, it’s because we let the fans have their fingers on the pulse to do what they do. At Taboo Tuesday we had a choice on who faced Hunter for the World Title. HBK said their wasn’t enough of a woman for him, but he started thinking they do this because they love the roar of the crowd. That feeling you get when adrenaline makes you do things no sane man would do. They do it because something way down deep inside, tells you to get out there and show off. He said they knew he was hurt, but they still wanted to see HHH and HBK one more time. Not really, but eh what can I do? When HBK came back, guys came up to him and acted like he was doing something heroic. Asked why he did it and possibly cause a career threatening to him. He didn’t do what he did because of a John Wayne complex, he didn’t do it to hurt himself more, or to look tough, he did it because we voted for him. Not me, but whatever. And he couldn’t see how he couldn’t go out there, but he did. For what it’s worth he gave us him. Yay. The crowd chanted his name and pissed themselves again.

He wants to take this oppurtunity to challenge everyone in the back, that at Taboo Tuesday the fans proved they would be there, but it is time the WWE superstars are there for them. Two and a half years ago, he came back for him to see if he could still do this, but boys and girls he is coming back for us. Yay, now we piss ourselves again. And incase anyone in the back was wondering, he may be down, but he isn’t out. He will be back, and he will take it to town for us. Yay! On behalf of him and every superstar Taboo Tuesday reminded him it was about us. From the bottom of his heart, thank you and good night! His music hit and he left. Yay!

Backstage:

Backstage Maven was shown being interviewed by Todd Grisham. He said he did, and tonight he is throwing out the rulebook. Batista showed up and pushed Maven out of the way. Tonight it’s about Evolution, but Maven got in his face, and said tonight his impact will be made on Batista, and he challenged Batista to a match. Batista said Maven wasn’t worth his time or his energy. Maven slapped Batista and ran. He told Batista to meet him in the ring.

Referee: Jack Doan

Batista vs. Maven

The start:

Maven got in the ring and Batista made his way down the ramp. The bell run and Maven nailed Batista with right hands. Batista countered and took Batista down and clubbed away at Maven. Batista brought Maven up and Maven fought back. Batista sent Maven into the corner and took him down. Batista stomped away on Maven and then choked him with a boot. Maven tried to come up, but Batista nailed Maven with a right hand. Batista draped Maven over the top rope and then knocked him to the outside.

The finish:

Batista followed to the outside and sent Maven into the steel steps. Maven countered and sent Batista head first into the barricade, but Batista fought back. Batista came into the ring and Maven hit a shoulder to Batista. Maven hit some elbows and then a drop kick. Maven took Batista down with a forearm. Batista came up and rammed Maven into the corner. Maven ducked and Batista went into the turnbuckle. Maven went up top, but Batista moved and then set maven up for a powerbomb, but Maven countered and rolled up Batista for the victory.

Winner – Maven

The Aftermath:

Batista came up and he couldn’t believe what just happened. Batista went up the ramp after Maven and Maven crawled away. Benoit then came out and got in the face of Batista as did Jericho. Batista stared the two men down, and they helped Maven up. Batista stared down the three men.

Referee: Chris Kay

William Regal vs. Gene Snitsky

The music of William Regal hit and he came out ready for action. Snitsky attacked him from behind and threw him into the barricade and then into the ring. The bell sounded and Snitsky took Regal down in a pump handle slam for the pinfall victory.

Winner – Gene Snitsky

The Aftermath:

Eugene then came out and checked on Regal as did all other officials. Snitsky got on the mic and asked if Eugene seen that. He said what he did to Regal is nothing compared to what he did to Kane at Taboo Tuesday. He did what no man has ever done before. He destroyed the monster Kane, and he will destroy anyone else in the Raw locker room. The death of Kane’s baby, wasn’t his fault. But the destruction he causes from here on in will be all his fault. ROAR!

Backstage:

Backstage Coach and Bischoff was shown enjoying the night so far. Bischoff sipped his martini.

Backstage:

They showed Lita and Trish walked up to her and said she looked pretty. Trish was glad she bumped into Lita, because what a year she has had. She got back with Matt, ruined that, and married Kane. Trish asked if Lita fell for the big fellow, but it doesn’t matter, because she ruined his career too. Trish said Lita has a lot of men to choose from on Raw, and said as a friend she is concerned about her pregnancy weight. Trish said Lita looked chubby, and Lita attacked Trish. Officials were able to break them up, and Lita wanted to go right now.

Backstage:

Backstage Evolution was shown, and HHH was pissed. This isn’t how he planned tonight. Flair was told he could not lose, but Flair said forget it. Remember who they are. Evolution, unbeatable force. World Champ, Nature Boy, and a walking talking machine. No one will dare interfere tonight. Hunter said if they do interfere, Batista and him will have to interfere.

Referee: Jack Doan

Ric Flair vs. Randy Orton

The music of Flair hit and WOOO! he made his way down to the ring. As the music of Orton hit, we were reminded it is good to play together, because X-Box presents Survivor Series. Orton got in the ring to a rousing ovation. He posed on the ropes.

The start:

The two men stared at each other and Orton took Flair down with a clothesline. Flair came up as Orton stared at him. The two circled and they locked up. Flair got Orton in a headlock and then took Flair down with a shoulder block, but Orton took Flair down with a hip toss and a scoop slam. Orton took Flair down with another slam, and Flair fought back with a chop taking Orton down. Orton was chopped again and Flair hit a punch to the chest of Orton. Flair sent Orton through the second rope, but Orton came right back in and nailed rights and lefts to Flair in the corner.

Mid-match notes:

Orton nailed a kick to the gut of Flair. Orton back body dropped Flair, and the crowd pissed themselves. Orton went toward Flair and back body dropped him again. Flair was in pain supposedly and he came up in the corner. Orton went toward him and got a poke to the eye. Flair went toward Orton. Orton ducked a clothesline and hit one of his own. Orton clothesline Flair to the outside. Orton followed and got nailed by a kick and a chop by Flair. Flair chopped away on Orton. Orton fought back and suplexed Flair on the floor. Orton came back into the ring and then went back out. Orton brought Flair back into the ring for a two count. Orton sent Flair into the corner and nailed some left and rights to Flair. Flair came fighting out of the corner but fell face first into the mat, and Orton posed. Orton went for a spear, but Flair moved and Orton hit the ringpost. Orton went to the outside holding his shoulder in pain.

Back from commercial, Flair chopped away on Orton. Orton fought back and took Flair down with a right hand. Orton sent Flair into the corner, but Flair hit an elbow. Both men went to their knees. Flair went up top but Orton grabbed him and slammed him off of the top rope. Orton went up top, and Flair dodged a cross body. Orton held his knee in pain as Flair came up. Flair hit a shot to the back of the knee. Flair then stomped away on the knee of Orton to set up for the figure four. Flair then set on the leg of Orton and then stomped on it again. Flair then applied a leg lock onto Orton. Flair brought Orton up and hit another chop block to the knee of Orton. Flair then hooked in the figure four. Orton struggled as Flair held the move. The shoulders went down for a one, but Flair held the move on Orton.

Orton reached to the sky, and then turned Flair over to put the pressure on Flair. Flair broke the hold and came up to his feet. Flair grabbed the leg of Orton and went for the figure four, but Orton rolled him up for a two. Orton nailed a right hand and fought back with Flair. Flair chopped back at Orton. Orton fought back with some rights and knocked Flair down. Flair bakced off, but Orton back body dropped him. Orton got Flair in the corner and nailed the ten punches. Orton then took Flair down with a dropkick for a two count. Orton body slammed Flair and came up. Orton done the Undertaker thing, and then nailed the RKO on Flair.

The finish:

Batista came out, but Jericho, Benoit, and Maven beat his ass. Orton stood in the ring as the referee dealt with the action on the outside. Hunter came from nowhere and nailed Orton with a chair shot. Flair covered Orton for the win.

Winner – Ric Flair

The Aftermath:

Hunter helped Flair out of the ring and up the ramp. Orton stared on in disbelief as Evolution made their way to the back. Maven, Benoit, and Jericho came back out and stared down Evolution. Evolution backed down the ramp as the three men came toward them. Evolution tried to go through the crowd, but were cut off by Rosey, Eugene, Hurricane, Shelton, Rhyno, and Tajiri. Evolution got into the ring, but Jericho, Benoit, and Maven met them. Orton came up and Flair backed into Orton. Flair turned around and Orton RKOed Flair. Hunter tried to escape, but he was thrown back into the ring. Hunter came in and begged for his life. Hunter came up. He nailed Maven, but Benoit German Suplexed Hunter. Benoit hit another suplex on Hunter. Jericho then hit the lionsault on Hunter. They then lifted Hunter up and Orton conducted the action. Hunter was brought up to his feet, and Orton yelled at Hunter. Orton then hit the RKO on Hunter. The crowd erupted, as all of the Raw superstars mostly have taken out Evolution. Orton motioned the title was his as the show went off the air.

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