» Reported by Peter H. of WrestleView.com
» On Monday, March 22, 2004 at 11:20 PM EST
Full WWE RAW Results - 3/22/04
LIVE from: Detroit, Michigan
Commentators: Jim Ross & Jerry "The King" Lawler
Report by: Peter H. of WrestleView.com
Well tonight is the night, the draft lottery is upon us. Some like the idea and some hate it, personally as long as they don’t kill Benoit’s title win I will be happy. One person who I think would be good on Smackdown would be Test, and I would love to see John Cena on Raw. Let’s go
Ok JR and King intro a shot of the Raw locker room, all wearing Raw T-Shirts. Cole and Tazz introduce a shot of the Smackdown locker room, with all wearing Smackdown t-shirts.
Bischoff and Heyman (with neck brace) are backstage. Vince welcomes them to a new WWE Era. Here are the rules for the lottery. There will be a tumbler beside Heyman and a tumbler besides Bischoff. There will be a number of 12 picks. If you want to trade you have until midnight tonight. No exceptions (Orton is not here due to tonsil surgery)
Here is how the picks went down, with Smackdown picking first. Heyman will deal with the Undertaker on Thursday night. Smackdown chooses Rene Dupree with their #1 pick. Renee comes out, shakes hands with Heyman and goes down to the ring. Dupree asks for a final match on Raw. Bischoff and Heyman agree and leave the stage. Dupree calls out anyone in the back to fight and out comes Chris Jericho. Y2J comes out still with the intense look on his face and away we go.
Rene Dupree vs. Y2J Chris Jericho
Jericho dominates the early going and tries to get the Walls of Jericho applied but Dupree gets to the ropes. Some back and forth action seeing Dupree doing that funny dance of his and Jericho hits a standing insuguri for the pin fall victory. Jericho walks out of the ring and Dupree grabs a mic. Stating that he demands respect and he is the French phenom, and out comes Stone Cold Steve Austin on his ATV. Austin goes to shave Dupree’s hand, and when Dupree shakes his hand, Austin stuns him one last time.
Winner: Chris Jericho
Rico and Miss Jackie are in the ring as Lillian Garcia introduces Eric Bischoff’s turn to pick. After some trash talk by Bischoff, he picks Shelton Benjamin. They cut to the Smackdown locker room to see Haas and Benjamin embrace for the last time but before he can come out to shake Bischoff’s hand out comes Kane
Kane vs. Rico
Kane walks in, Rico charging at him. Kane knocks him down and them sets him up for the choke slam for the very quick match
Kane walks up the ramp and talks to both GM by grabbing their collars and says he doesn’t want to be on the same show as the Undertaker.
Paul Heyman’s time to pick and he selects with the second Smackdown pick Mark Jindrak. The Raw locker room is shown to see Cade shakes Jindrak’s hand.
JR and the King say that tonight there is a World Tag Title match between RVD & Booker T vs. Ric Flair & Batista.
We come back to see Bischoff making another pick. Raw’s 2nd pick is Nidia. Now for every pick they do a career summary and for Nidia they actually put her measurements (38-24-36 just in case Paul wants to know) Nidia comes out and thanks Eric and gets a Raw t-shirt. She takes off her Smackdown shirt off revealing a yellow bra and puts her Raw T-Shirt on. As she leaves Heyman teases making another pick before John Cena comes out. Cena cuts a great rap and grabs a ball out of the tumbler. He gives it to Heyman and walks away. Heyman doesn’t want to open in but Bischoff insists that the selection has been made. Heyman opens it and with Smackdown’s 3rd choice selects Triple H.
We come back as JR and the King recap what just happened. They show the Raw locker room singing Triple H the goodbye song as Triple H is irate. Christian comes out for our next match.
Christian vs. Spike Dudley
This is a recap from last week as Christian jumped Spike from last week. Anyways, Spike starts out by attacking Christian getting in a few offensive moves before running after Trish outside. Christian gets him back in the ring and dominates with brawling. Spike reverses a few moves and gets a few close pins and actually hits a huge cross body from the ring to the outside on Christian. Spike tries to hit a bulldog but Christian reverses by throwing him shoulder first into the ring post. Christian hits the un-prettier for the pin fall victory.
JR and the King recap the picks and Bischoff instead of picking is going to complain to McMahon
Bischoff is pleading with McMahon to over rule the pick. McMahon refuses as Heyman interrupts the conversation. Heyman suggests a WWE Title match between Triple H and Eddie Guerrero. McMahon agrees and sends them to make their next picks. Bischoff comes out and makes the next pick. Before he can make the pick, Bischoff says that the pick will face the World Champ tonight. Bischoff picks for the World Title match tonight, Rhyno. He comes out and throws the Smackdown shirt at Heyman and shakes Bischoff’s hand and accepts the Raw shirt.
Out comes the World Tag Team champs, Booker T and RVD and here we go
Booker T & RVD vs. Ric Flair & Batista
Booker T and Ric Flair to start this match with Booker using his speed to get the advantage but Flair is out wrestling him. Flair tags in Batista and he uses the power moves to get the advantage until Booker T uses his speed to tag in RVD. RVD is now using the speed moves to get the advantage and tags Booker T back in. Batista fights Booker T using a shoulder block and tags in Flair. Flair using the chops on Booker until Booker fights back with punches. Flair uses a low blow to get the advantage on Booker T. Flair is slowing this match down with chokes and chops. Booker T knocks Flair down and tags in RVD who hits the 5 Star Frog Splash and doesn’t get to cover as Batista gets in the ring and RVD rolls out. RVD and Booker T are on the outside as we go to
Batista is in control of Booker T as we are back to action. Booker T fights back and hits the super kick on Batista. Booker tags in RVD who hits a great tag team move for a close two. Ref goes to get Booker out of the ring as Flair hits RVD with a chop block. Batista tags in Flair who puts RVD in the figure four in the center of the ring. RVD fights to the ropes. (At this point, I notice a Bret Hart sign in the crowd, I didn’t know Paul was there) RVD hits Flair with a insuguri and a heel kick. Both men are down and tag in their partners. Both men go back and forth until we see the bookend by Booker, followed by a scissors kick for a two count. Flair jumps in and breaks up the count. The finish see Batista setting up Booker for the power bomb, RVD trying to hit a kick on Batista from the top rope hitting Booker instead, and Batista hitting the power bomb for the win.
Winners & new World Tag Champs: Ric Flair & Batista
Heyman’s turn to make a selection and uses the 4th pick to select RVD. (Side note: Heyman is winning the draft so far) Booker T and RVD are talking in the back as Coach informs them of Heyman’s selection. They are both in shock
We go to the ring as the World Champion comes down to the ring for our next match.
Chris Benoit vs. Rhyno
Benoit and Rhyno are going back and forth with no one getting a clear cut advantage. Rhyno drops Benoit head first on the buckle and then locks in the sharpshooter on Benoit. Benoit fights to the ropes and gets to his feet. Rhyno gets knocked down as Benoit puts Rhyno in the Sharpshooter. They both end up in the ropes and they break up. Benoit hitting his 3 straight German suplexes on Rhyno followed up by a flying head butt. Rhyno gets up and hits a spine buster on Benoit. Rhyno goes for the gore, misses and is put in the cross face. Rhyno taps out giving Benoit the victory.
Winner: Chris Benoit
HBK confronts Bischoff and asks to be traded to Smackdown. Bischoff refuses and instead offers HBK a World Title Match at Backlash with Benoit instead provided they don’t get picked and they get passed by on the trade deadline. HBK agrees and walks off
Bischoff makes his 4th pick and selects the Japanese buzz saw, Tajiri. They do the locker room routine and cut back to the stage. Heyman makes the 5th pick and selects Teddy Long. Bischoff picks up the pace and with Raw’s 5th pick is Edge. Heyman is mad and picks with Smackdown’s final pick, Spike Dudley. (Talk about a dud of a final pick) Heyman invites Bischoff to make the final pick, and with Raw’s last pick, he selects Paul Heyman.
Bischoff is getting funny with Heyman and Heyman gets irate and quits. Heyman walks away as Bischoff makes his way down to the ring. Bischoff walks down and begins to talk about how he has survived 2 GM’s and Stone Cold. Edge’s music plays and OUT COMES EDGE to a huge pop. He comes out and spears Bischoff
Cole and Tazz intro the Eddie Guerrero vs. HHH match as next
Out comes Triple H and before he walks down to the ring he rips his raw shirt revealing a Smackdown shirt. Eddie does his usual low rider routine and here we go.
Eddie Guerrero vs. HHH
They are both starting out slow as Triple H is favoring his arm. Eddie is concentrating on that arm as HHH takes the match outside. Eddie hurts the arm some more and brings the match inside the ring. After a high knee by HHH, we go to a
We come back and HHH throws Eddie into the steps on the outside. Eddie is hurts on the outside of the ring as HHH is working on the back of Eddie as he rolls him back into the ring. Huge Irish whip by HHH, another one followed by a two count. After some brief brawling, HHH hits a backbreaker on Eddie. (Cole says that is HHH wins, he will be a 9 time World Champ) HHH now using an abdominal stretch on Eddie and also uses the ropes for some additional leverage before the referee breaks the hold. Eddie ducks a move and hits a standing dropkick. More brawling by both with some nice reversals, Eddie hits a top rope DDT for a two count on HHH. Eddie hits the 3 suplex combo as Evolution runs down to the ring. John Cena and Rey Mysterio runs down to fight Evolution. HBK runs down and super kicks HHH. Eddie goes up for a frog splash but Christian runs down and hits Eddie causing a DQ
Winner: Eddie Guerrero by DQ
After the match both locker rooms empty as a huge brawl starts. Austin’s music hits and out comes the ATV with the rest of the Raw locker room. The brawl continues as the show comes to an end
Y2J defeats Rene Dupree via pin fall
Kane defeats Rico via pin fall (Very quick match)
Christian defeats Spike Dudley via pin fall
Ric Flair & Batista win the World Tag Titles via pinfall over Booker T & RVD
Chris Benoit defeats Rhyno via pin fall
Eddie Guerrero defeats HHH via DQ
Rene Dupree (La Resistance)
Triple H (Evolution)
The song from last week was “Touche” by Godsmack
Great Show with a great tag title match
Nice brawl to end the show