February 25, 2002
Live From: Providence, Rhode Island
Commentators: Jim Ross & Jerry "The King" Lawler
Report by: Paul Nemer of WrestleView.com
Raw starts with highlights of the nWo's apology from SmackDown. Then they show what Austin did to the nWo.
Hogan, Hall and Nash came out. Hall had a wheel barrel with him. Hogan asks the fans about how they liked what he did to the Rock. He says it's too damn bad and he's sure Rock didn't like it neither. The Rock's injury is more severe than the report released by the WWF. Hogan said that he got a little carried away last week, but it felt good to hurt the Rock. Hogan said the Rock will be here tonight, and when he gets here, he is going face to face with him. He tells him not to worry, he won't finish off, he will wait for that until WrestleMania. Watcha gonna do brother when Hulkamania runs wild on you! Nash said "Hey excuse me!" to the crowd. Nash said that we are looking at the three biggest stars in the history of wrestling. The nWo expects to be treated like it. Hall said that last week, Steve Austin went too far. He said that Austin tried to kill him with a pickup truck. Hall basically goes over what Austin did to him. Nobody has a beer party at Scott Hall's expense. He says, nobody humiliates Scott Hall. He says that he's not an animal, and he's a man, he's all man. He says the question is, "Are you a man Stone Cold?" Scott Hall challenges Steve Austin to a match at WrestleMania. Hall then says he wouldn't fight Austin until WM, taht will be their little deal. Scott Hall then says that Steve Austin is screwed! After the interview, they all head backstage and Scott Hall brings back the wheel barrel with him. It has a black cover on it, so we don't know what's in it yet.
Highlights of Fear Factor were shown. Which by the way, Matt Hardy won.
Tag Team Titles
Hardy Boyz w/Lita vs Chuck & Billy
Chuck squares off against Jeff. Jaw breaker by Jeff and then he makes the tag. Hardyz double team Chuck. Billy gets in and clotheslines Matt. Chuck beats on Matt in the corner. Round house punch by Chuck. Matt fights back and drops Chuck and both men are down. Chuck tags Billy and Matt tags Jeff. Clothesline by Jeff on Billy. All four men are fighting at the same time. DDT by Matt on Billy. Jeff was going for the swanton, but Chuck punches him off. Lita goes on the top rope and does the Litacanrana. Matt does the Twist of Fate, Jeff does the Swanton Bomb, then the referee pushes Matt because he's not the legal man, then Chuck came in and did the superkick on Jeff and Billy got the win.
Winners: Still WWF Tag Team Champion, Billy & Chuck
A limo pulls up in the parking lot. Chris Jericho and Stephanie came out of the limo. Jericho had a video tape in his hands. Stephanie compliments Jericho and Jericho compliments Stephanie about her hair. Jericho gives the tape to the limo driver and tells him to give it to the production truck, because they got a surprise for HHH.
Michael Cole was standing in front of Austin's locker room. Debra came out and Cole asks her about Hall's comments and Debra tells Cole to ask Austin.
Arn Anderson was talking to Ric Flair on the phone. Then Christian came in and says he wants Flair, because he wants to quit, he can't stand the fans booing him. DDP came in and told him that he doesn't want to quit. DDP says that Christian is harboring a whole bunch of negative energy. DDP started giving him all those tips on thinking positive. He tells him to smile, then DDP says he will help him.
Cole gets a word with Austin. He asked Austin about Hall's challenge. A bunch of Whats... Austin says does it look like he wants to stop fighting Hall until WrestleMania? He says that Hall is a jackass. Austin accepts Hall's challenge for WM. Austin says that he's the last SOB that Scott Hall wants to mess with.
#1 contendership for the IC Title
Rob Van Dam vs Lance Storm vs Big Show
William Regal was at ring side for that match. Storm gets the early advantage on RVD. Then Big Show comes in and clotheslines RVD. Boot to the face of Storm. Show covers, 1,2 but RVD breaks the count. Show delivers a huge chop to the chest of Storm and then does the same to RVD. They double drop kick Show, but it had no affect. Show does a double suplex on RVD and Storm. Headbutt on RVD. Storm got a chair, but Show hits him, then RVD does a drop kick on Show while he was holding the chair. Five Star Frog Splash by RVD on Show and he got the win.
Winner: Rob Van Dam
Booker T is shown backstage reading some Japanese book. Test came in and complimented him. Booker T said that he will be in a commercial to advertise a shampoo in Japan.
Bradshaw came in the APA office and says he has some good news and bad news. Bad news is they aren't facing anyone on RAW, but the good news is they got invited to the "Friendly Tap" bar. Free drinks.
Booker T vs Rikishi
Booker T kicks Rikishi and pressures him into the corner and stomps on him. Rikishi whips Booker into the other turnbuckle and squashes him. Booker T kicks Rikishi, and takes control again. Rikishi fought back and clotheslined him. Belly to belly drop by Rikishi. Rikishi was going to squash Booker in the corner, but he moved. Scissors kick by Booker T, then Booker went for a kick and Rikishi moved and hit him. Booker T landed sitting down in the corner, positioned for the stinky face, then Booker dragged the referee in the way, and he got up and kicked Rikishi and got the 1,2,3.
Winner: Booker T
Highlights of Steph and Jericho from Smackdown were shown.
They show Mark Henry winning the Strong man competition.
Jericho compliments Stephanie and calls her a certified genius. Jericho then asks the WWF team to roll the surprise footage. It was from last year, when HHH got injured and when Jericho had the Walls of Jericho on him. Jericho takes credit for HHH's injury. He talks about HHH not paying attention to his own wife... Then Stephanie says that in the bedroom, the game always came up a little bit "short".
HHH music hits and he came out. HHH says that maybe the game wasn't short, maybe it was the field he was playing on..was too damn big. He said a 747 looks small when flying through the grand kanyon. Then HHH says that Jericho wants to prove how good he is. He asks Jericho to prove it tonight. HHH challenges Jericho for tonight.
Kurt Angle's music hits and he comes out. Angle says did he interrupt something? Kurt says HHH doesn't make decisions around here, it's Mr. McMahon. Kurt says that since he was robbed from his WM title shot last week. Mr. McMahon made a match between Kurt Angle and Jericho for the WWF title tonight. Then HHH attacks Jericho and sends him to the outside.
Coach interviews Mr. Perfect and asks him about Austin. Mr. Perfect tells Coach that no one wants to hear his imperfect voice and he should do the talking. Mr. Perfect said Austin is looking for a Perfect ass kicking tonight...
WWF Women's Title
Jazz vs Molly
Jazz knocks Molly to the outside. She brings her back in and beats on her. Then she rips Molly's cape. Jazz picks her up and drops her, 1,2 but Molly kicked out. Spinning kick by Jazz. Jazz dominates the entire match. Small package by Molly, 1,2 but Jazz kicked out. Another roll up, 1,2 but Jazz kicked out again. Slingshot by Molly. Molly goes on the top rope, jumps, but Jazz moved out of the way. Jazz does the brain buster and gets the win. After the match, Jazz applies the STF submission hold on Molly, followed by the DDT.
Winner: Still WWF Women's champion, Jazz
WWF officials were still helping Molly. Then, Undertaker's music hits and he comes out. On his way down to the ring, he knocks down Arn Anderson (who was one of the WWF officials). Undertaker busts him open and beats on him in the ring. Undertaker says that he knows this is Flair's best friend and it's the only way he can get Flair to accept the challenge. Undertaker delivers the boot to the face of Arn and leaves.
Kurt Angle vs Chris Jericho w/Steph
Kurt stomps on Jericho. German suplex by Angle, 1,2 but Jericho kicked out. Kurt beats on Jericho in the corner. Belly to back suplex by Angle. Jericho throws Angle to the outside. Jericho takes some padding off the security rails and throws Angle. Back in the ring and Jericho is in control. Jericho chokes Angle in the corner. Jericho delivers a couple of slaps to the chest of Angle. Small package by Kurt, 1,2 but Jericho kicked out. Jericho fought back and went on the top rope. But Kurt ran and suplexed him off, 1,2 but Jericho kicked out again. Both men exchange fists, then Angle does a German suplex, and another. Angle was going for the Angle Slam, but Jericho gets out and does the Walls of Jericho. Angle reaches the ropes. Jericho went to the outside and got his belts and through them in the ring and the ring bell too. Angle grabs the belt and nails Jericho with it and the referee didn't see it, 1,2 but Jericho kicked out. Angle does the ankle lock, but Jericho manages to get out. Jericho knocks Angle to the outside. Kane comes and throws him back in and Jericho takes down Angle face first and gets the win. After the match, Kane beat sup Kurt Angle.
Winner: Still WWF Champion, Chris Jericho
Backstage, we see Hogan going into the Rock's locker room.
Highlights of what the nWo did to the Rock last week on RAW were shown.
Hulk Hogan was shown in Rock's locker room talking to a lifesize cardboard cut out of the Rock. He goes over what he did to him. He says in 20 years from now, no one will remember the Rock's name. At the end, Hogan hits the cardboard with his belt.
The APA were shown at the Friendly Tap. They went in and started drinking beer. Faarooq saw men dancing with each other. It was a gays night out or something and the APA were stunned. A gay guy asks Bradshaw to dance and Bradshaw couldn't believe that the guy asked him that. Then Billy and Chuck attacked the APA from behind. The invitation to the bar was all a setup.
Mr. Perfect vs Steve Austin
They lock up, and referee breaks it up. Waist lock by Perfect and it was broken up. Mr. Perfect knocks down Austin. Side head lock by Perfect and takes down Austin. Both men exchange slaps to the chest. Spine buster by Austin. Clothesline by Austin, 1,2 but Hennig kicked out. Elbow take down by Hennig. Mr. Perfect puts Austin in the corner and stomps on him, then Austin fought back. Austin delivers a few right hands. At the end, Austin does the stunner and gets the win. Scott Hall came down with the wheel barrel and the fight broke. Nash and Hogan also came out and all three men assaulted Austin. Hogan and Nash held Austin and Scott Hall hit Austin with a cinder block on his knee.
Winner: Steve Austin End of show.
End of show.