January 28, 2002
Live from: Richmond, VA
Commentators: Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler
Reported by: Paul Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Raw starts with highlights on Vince McMahon's promo from Smackdown.. revealing his plan which is the nWo.
Kane vs Big Show
Show punches Kane and the fight is on. Show beats on Kane. Clothesline by Show. Show drops the elbow, 1,2 but Kane kicked out. Side walk slam by Show, 1,2 but Kane kicked out again. Sleeper hold by Show. Kane fought back, but that wasn't enough to take down the big man. Finally, Kane slammed the Big Show. Kane goes on the top rope, jumps, but Show caught Kane with a chokeslam, 1,2 but Kane kicked out. Show attempted to drop the elbow, but Kane moved out of the way. Kane chokeslammed Show and got the win.
Ric Flair is talking on his cell phone backstage. The APA came in and Faarooq said what is Vince talking about with the nWo. Bradshaw says that if they are who he thinks the nWo are they're nothing but egomaniacs, ass kissers...
Goldust cuts his usual promo, where you barely understand what he's saying, which is still funny. :) Goldust talks about this certain wrestler that is loved by the fans and he says that the wrestler doesn't know what he will get into.
They show highlights of the Royal Rumble...when Maven eliminated the Undertaker and how the Undertaker reacted.
Michael Cole interviews Chris Jericho. Cole asks him if it was him who granted Maven his title shot. Jericho said it's him, he said he's fighting champion. He said when people talk about the Rumble, they never talk about the big win he had over The Rock, they talk about Maven and how he wasn't really eliminated. He said he wanted to give him his shot tonight. He is going to give him an undisputed beating from the undisputed champion.
Rob Van Dam vs William Regal
Referee, Teddy Long searched Regal for Brass knuckles. RVD attacks Regal and the match is on. The fight is on the outside, RVD delivers a few hits throws him back in and they go back out.. then back in. RVD tries several pinning combinations on Regal but Regal kicked out. Rolling thunder by RVD, 1,2 but again, Regal kicked out. Regal low blowed RVD and the referee calls for the bell.
After the match, Regal knocked down the referee, grabs his belt and leaves. RVD went after him and dragged him back in. The Dudley Boyz came out and assaulted RVD. Them, Edge came out and speared Bubba and tossed D-Von to the outside. RVD goes on the top rope and does a cross body on Bubba. Regal grabbed his brass knuckles, and punches Edge in mid air, while Edge was jumping from the top rope. RVD came in and nailed Regal, then the Dudleyz came back in and did the 3D on RVD.
Winner: by DQ, Rob Van Dam
Stephanie enters Ric Flair's office. She asks him who the hell does he think he is, by booking HHH into a match against RVD. She said her husband got a lot of stuff on his mind, like his WWF title shot. Ric Flair said Vince McMahon was the one who booked the match not him. He said if she wants to talk to him, for her to get in line, because he wants to talk to him first about the nWo.
Godfather w/hoes & DDP vs Lance Storm & Christian
Godfather welcomes us to his escort service. Service, class with a lot of fine ass. There is no HOOOOO doubt about it. Then he asks DDP if he used his escort service last night, and was he completely satisfied. DDP said that it's not a bad thing.. it's a good thing.
Godfather starts off against Storm. Godfather knocks him down, followed by a slam and then he drops the elbow. Godfather was bouncing off the ropes and Christian pulls down the ropes and he goes to the outside. Back in the ring, Storm makes the tag to Christian. Christian beats on the Godfather in the corner. Storm gets the tag back, and they double suplex Godfather. Storm covers, 1,2 but Godfather kicked out. Christian gets the tag and does a Russian leg sweep, 1,2 but Godfather kicked out. Christian ran to hit Godfather, but he moved out of the way and Christian goes shoulder first into the turnbuckle. DDP gets the tag. DDP delivers a few hits, then Godfather helped him out. Godfather does the ho train on Christian. DDP hits the diamond cutter on Storm and gets the win.
Winners: Godfather & DDP
A limo pulls up and Vince gets out. The limo driver apologizes for bringing him late.
Ric Flair/Vince McMahon Interview
Ric Flair comes out. Flair says that he loves Richmond, Virginia.. a lot of tradition and a lot of memories. A great part of his life in wrestling had been lived in this city. He said he walked out of the Rumble as the winner over Vince McMahon. He said at Smackdown Vince had a bad day, but not bad enough to bring the nWo. Flair tells them to show how the WWF really was/is. A nice tribute video was shown. VERY NICE video shown. Highlights throughout WWF since its existence.
Vince McMahon came out. Ric Flair said this is Vince's company, he build it, and people want to love him for that. Flair said that if he did something wrong over the past 3 months, to a point for him to bring the nWo, he's sorry. Flair apologizes. Flair asks Vince what he wants him to do. Flair tells him what he can possibly be thinking of bringing the nWo. "Tell me what I can do to heal it?" Flair said. Vince grabbed the microphone. He said he wants his full company back and wants Flair out. He wants Ric to sell his stock for the price he paid for it. If not, then the nWo will be brought in. Vince says it's in Flair's hands... Vince said it will destroy the fan interest, careers and the WWF, if he doesn't sell his stock. He gives Ric Flair a couple of days to think about it and to give his answer.
Nidia was at WWF New York and she says that she is so excited about Maven getting a title shot.
Chris Jericho vs Maven
Maven attacks Jericho. Clothesline by Maven, followed by a drop kick. The fight goes to the outside. Jericho fought back and picked him up and dropped him on the rails. Back in the ring. Jericho is in control. Jericho sends Maven, shoulder first into the ring post. Jericho takes off the padding from the top turn buckle. Clothesline by Jericho and drops the elbow. Jericho tried to go for the walls of Jericho, but Maven powers his way out. Maven does the slingshot on Jericho and Jericho's head hits the exposed turnbuckle, Maven rolls up, 1,2 but Jericho kicked out. Inside cradle, 1,2 and again Jericho kicked out. Jericho manages to get the walls of Jericho on Maven and gets the win.
After the match, the Undertaker came out. Undertaker puts on a pair of gloves and he pressures Maven in the corner and hits him. Maven fought back and that angered the Undertaker. And of course you guessed it. Deja vu... Undertaker beats the crap out of him. All that was happening while Jericho was sitting at ring side doing color commentary with JR and Lawler.
Winner: Still Undisputed champion, Chris Jericho
The Coach interviews Undertaker backstage about what he did. Undertaker asks him if those were his teeth. Coach said yes. The Undertaker says if he mentions Maven one more time, he will wear his teeth as a neck less. Undertaker was pissed off at the Rock because Rock told the world that Maven was the one who eliminated him. Undertaker said what happened to Rock last week, will keep happening until he keeps his mouth shut.
Jazz knocks on the locker room of Billy and Chuck and all we heard were weird "sex" noises. She opens and Billy had Palumbo's leg and was stretching him to get him ready for their match. So they exchange a few stretches...
Stephanie walks in HHH's dressing room. Steph tells him that it was Vince who made the match against Booker T, because HHH called him an asshole. HHH said he called Vince that, because he is one. HHH said he will kick Booker T's ass.
Six Person inter gender match
Trish & APA vs Jazz, Chuck Palumbo & Billy Gunn
Trish starts off against Jazz. They lock up, then Jazz slapped her. Take down by Jazz. Trish flips her over and drop kicks her to the outside. Back in the ring, Jazz was in control, but then Trish does an inside cradle, then Palumbo broke up the count. Bradshaw and Chuck get the tag. Bradshaw beats on him, then Billy gets the tag and drop kicks him. Palumbo gets the tag back and stomps on Bradshaw in the corner. Bradshaw fought back with a suplex. Faarooq gets the tag. Chuck got the tag, but Faarooq did a spine buster. All 6 of them started fighting. Trish went on the second rope and was beating on Chuck, then Chuck picked her up and dropped her for the powerbomb and got the win.
Winners: Jazz, Chuck Palumbo & Billy Gunn
Michael Cole interviews Kurt Angle. Cole said that Austin might take his frustrations on him tonight. Angle says that it's exactly what he wants. Because Austin will get so pissed tonight, that he will end up getting himself disqualified.
Booker T vs Triple H
Both men get face to face. Then they lock up, then HHH puts a head lock, but Booker powers his way out of it and reverses it into an arm twist. HHH takes down Booker T and punches him. Clothesline by HHH. HHH puts Booker in the corner and delivers six punches before Booker T pushed him off. Booker knocks down HHH and delivers a few hits. FLying take down by Booker T, 1,2 but HHH kicked out. Spine buster by HHH. HHH delivers a few right hands, then HHH gives him the high knee and Booker T is down. HHH clotheslines Booker T to the outside. HHH clotheslines him andsends him back in. HHH was getting back in, and Christian came out and attacked HHH and sent him in the ring, while the referee was seeing if Booker T was okay. Booker T covers, 1,2 but HHH kicked out. Booker T misses the scissors kick. HHH does the face buster. Christian gets up on the apron and Stephanie came out and slapped him. Christian grabbed her by the ahir, then HHH hit Christian, then Booker T rolled up HHH for the three count. After the match, Stephanie kept apologizing.
Winner: Booker T
During the break, Stephanie kept apologizing and HHH went in his room and slammed the door. Steph said she loved him, then he opened the door and handed her, her luggage and closed the door. She went nuts.
Winner goes to No Way Out to face the champion.
Steve Austin vs Kurt Angle
The fight is on. Powerslam by Austin, 1,2 but Kurt Angle kicked out. Austin jumps on Kurt and beats on him. Austin drops the elbow, 1,2 but Kurt Angle kicked out again. Angle fought back. Austin is in the corner and Kurt Angle delivered some hits. Clothesline by Kurt Angle, 1,2 but Austin kicked out. Austin fought back with a huge spine buster, 1,2 but Kurt Angle kicked out. Kurt Angle delivers three German suplexes on Austin. Austin hits Angle and puts him on the top rope and delivered some chops to the chest of Austin. Austin goes up and does the superplex, 1,2 but Kurt Angle kicked out again. Kurt Angle goes out, and Austin followed him up the ramp and beat on him and dragged him back into the ring. Angle tried to leave again, but Austin was send face first into the steel steps. Back in the ring, Angle was running to tackle Austin, but Austin moved out of the way and Kurt Angle went shoulder first into the ring post. Austin puts Angle in the corner and delivered a few kicks. Kurt Angle low blowed Austin. Angle went to the outside and got a chair. Austin took the chair and he was going to swing, and Angle told him to do it, because he wants to win by DQ. Austin dropped the chair and beat on Kurt Angle. Angle shoved Austin into the referee. Angle delivers several chair shots on Austin. Kurt Angle covers, 1,2 but Austin kicked out. Angle tried again and Austin kicked out. Ankle lock on Austin, but Austin grabbed the ropes. Kurt dragged him back and applies it again, then Austin gets to the ropes again. Olympic Slam, 1,2, but Austin puts his foot on the rope. Angle thought he won the match and started celebrating, but the referee told him he didn't, and he started arguing with him. Angle turns around and stunner!, 1,2,3 and Austin gets the win. After the match, Jericho came out and Austin stuns him too.
Winner: Steve Austin