» Reported by Ryan Allen of WrestleView.com
» On Monday, June 28, 2004 at 11:22 PM EST
Full WWE RAW Results - 6/28/04
LIVE From: Richmond, Virginia
Commentators: Jim Ross & Jerry "The King" Lawler
Report by: Nathan Fleck of WrestleView.com
The show starts off showing a video package of the HHH/Eugene highlight reel, and then they showed highlights of there match, and HHH taking out Benoit and Eugene.
RAW Video plays as usual.
We go to the arena, and tons of piro goes off. JR plugs the World Title match later tonight between Chris Benoit and Kane.
JR has to interview Kane later tonight.
Evolution's music hits and out comes all four members.
HHH begins to speak and says he and Bischoff had a conversation over the weekend, and that no matter who wins the world title match later tonight, HHH will face the winner for the world title at Vengeance. HHH then tells Eugene to come out to the ring. Eugenen's music hits, and he walks down the ring looking a little nervous. HHH tells him not to be scared. Eugene is now in the ring. HHH says he was trying to get him ready for the mean people backstage, he says they want to beat him up, and says he is still his friend unlike Chris Benoit, who smashed a chair over his head. Eugene says he said Benoit said he was sorry. HHH says the truth is Chris Beniot is a liar, and that he is jealous of Eugene, and that he cannot stand him. HHH says Chris Benoit is nothing but a "big jerk". HHH says there is nothing to worry about because he has Evolution now. HHH says he is honored that Eugene considers him his favorite wrestler. HHH says he wants to make him a member of Evolution. William Regal walks down the ring and tells Eugene that HHH is setting a trap for him. He tells him not to listen to them, and that he cannot trust HHH. HHH tells Eugene that Regal was never his friend, and that the truth was that he was hired by his Uncle Eric to be his friend. HHH says that nothing is worse than pretending to be somebodys friend just to get what you want. HHH says Eugene can go with Regal or join Evolution. Eugene looks frustrated. Eric Bischoffs music hits and he makes a match between William Regal, and Triple H, with Eugene as the Special Referee.
JR says that Edge/Jericho vs. Orton/Batista is NEXT.
We come back, and Batista and Orton are already in the ring.
Jericho's music hits and he comes down to the ring, and then Edge's music hits and he comes to the ring.
Chris Jericho and Edge vs. Randy Orton and Batista
The match starts with Jericho and Orton in the ring, but Jericho tells Orton to tag in Batista, and he does. Batista goes for a clothesline, and Jericho ducks and gives a few punches. Batista slams Jericho down to the ring a few times by shuving his head down into the mat. Batista tags in Orton. Orton corners Jericho and gives him several punches. Orton tags in Batista, and Batista takes care of Jericho by giving him some punches to the back, and gives him a hard side walk slam. Jericho is outside of the ring now. Batista comes out, and rolls him into the ring and puts him in a modified half nelson. Jericho gets out of it, and dropkicks Batista into the ropes. Batista tags in Orton, and Orton gives Jericho a beautiful drop kick, and then poses, and then he goes for the cover, 1...2...KICKOUT! Jericho tags in Edge finally, and goes right after Orton, and gives him a russian leg sweet, goes for the cover but Orton kicks out. Orton takes Batista out, and then goes for a spear on Orton, but he jumps up and misses. Edge and Jericho are both in the ring alone, as both of there opponents are outside of the ring. Edge gives Orton a baseball slide. Jericho gives Batista a cross body from the top, and we go to a commercial break.
We come back, and Edge is taking care of Orton, giving him punches, but Orton tags in Batista. Batista gives Edge a running power slam, and covers Edge but he kicks out. Batista tags in Orton, and he gives Edge 2 legdrops in a row, and goes for the cover, 1...2...KICKOUT! Orton tags in Batista, and he puts him in a submission move, and then Batista tags Orton in again, and he puts him in a body scissor for like 2 minutes, and now he only has him in a headlock. Edge starts to get up, and he punches Orton's stomach and gives him a backwords X-Factor. Both men are down, and they both crawl to there tag partners. Jericho runs in, as does Batista, and Jericho gets thrown around, but then Jericho gives Batista a bulldog. All hell has broken lose, and Orton goes for an RKO on Jericho, and then some how Batista gives Orton a clothesline. Jericho tries giving Batista the Walls Of Jericho, but Edge comes in and gives Batista a spear, and then Jericho gives Batista the lion sault, and ge goes for the cover, 1,2,3!
Winners: Edge and Chris Jericho
JR says that Edge will challenge Randy Orton for the IC Title at Vengeance.
We then go to a video package from last week, with all of the Lita/Hardy/Kane stuff. Hardy asks Lita to marry him, and then Kane interupts on the titan tron, and all that good stuff from last week when Kane says the baby Lita is carrying is his.
JR plugs Kane/Benoit for the World Title.
We come back and Ric Flair asks why HHH is going to bring in Eugene. HHH says he noticed something special about HHH and that he's only using him to make sure he gets the World Title back to him.
A RAW Diva Search video package is shown, with people being accepting, and some being turned down. Wow, a lot of these girls are absolutely beautiful!!!
Lita is shown leaving a message on Matt's answering machine saying to call her. Stacy comes in and Lita is crying, and she says she is a horrible person, and tells her she only slept with Kane so he would leave Matt alone. She says she is so stupid, and Stacy asks Lita "What are you going to do?" she responds " I don't know...I dont even know who the father is." There is tons of police around the ring, and JR's music hits and he walks down the ring getting ready for the Kane interview, and we go to a commercial break.
We come back and Kane comes down to the ring and Kane asks JR if he's scared. He says that if he wanted to do something to him, nobody would stop him. JR says he has a job to do. He asks why he destoryed HBK. Kane says he was robbed of the title at Bad Blood, and he was angry, and when he gets angry, bad things happen. He says that HBK got in his way, and that he needed to suffer. JR asks why he has bothered Lita. Kane says he will never be a normal person, but he wants to have an offspring, and he wants somebody to continue his legacy. He says he will beat Chris Benoit and become the world champion, and then in about 8 months he will become a father. JR says that there is a 50/50 chance that the father is not Kanes, but it could be Matt Hardy's. Matt Hardy comes from the crowd and attacks Kane. Bischoff comes out and tells the security to take Matt Hardy out of the ring, and they do. Bischoff says that Hardy will not ruin his main event. Bischoff apologizes to Kane. He says that Benoit has never been able to make Kane tap out. Bischoff says that Benoit can only win by Submission tonight, but Kane can win any way he wants to, even by countout or DQ.
JR says that the HHH/Regal match is NEXT.
We come back and Eugene is making his way down the ring with a referee shirt on.
Regals music hits and he comes down the ring.
HHH's music hits, and his usual 5 minute entrance happens.
William Regal vs. Triple H
The match starts with HHH and Regal wrestling technical. Regal kicks HHH in the face a few times, and they lock up, and then Regal punches HHH a few times. HHH gives Regal some hard punches, and then give him a Suplex, and then a knee drop. Regal gives HHH a few punches, and then HHH does a...Ric Flair nose dive!!! HHH then gives Regal a thumb to the eye, and Flair throws him some brass knucks, and then Regal picks them up, and Eugene see's him with them and he calls for the bell, and DQ's him.
Winner via DQ: Triple H
HHH bumps into Eugene and Regal from behind, and Eugene thought it was Regal who smashed into him, and he goes totally crazy, and takes Regal down and clobbers him with his fists, and HHH and Flair take Eugene off of him, and he looks totally mad, and paces around the ring very upset.
We come back and La Resistance comes out with there French Flags and Tag Team Titles. Sylvien Greiner starts singing the french national anthem
Suddenly, Sgt. Slaughter comes down the ring with Rhyno!!!
Non Title Match
Sgt. Slaughter and Rhyno vs. La Resistance
Match starts with Conway and Rhyno in the ring throwing lefts and rights. Conways tags in Greiner and he takes control of Rhyno, giving him some punches and he puts him in a headlock. Rhyno gives Greiner a belly to belly suplex, and Rhyno crawls over and tags in Slaughter, and Greiner tags in Conway. Slaughter is taking total control, giving both members clotheslines, and body drops. HE'S GOT CONWAY IN THE COVRA CLUTCH!!! From behind, Grenier punches Slaughter's back. Conways gives Slaughter a DDT. La Resistance do there finishing manuever, and Conway gets the pin on Slaughter.
Winners: La Resistance
They plug Ric Flair's book that is on sale next Tuesday called "To Be The Man"
We come back and HHH tells Eugene it is ok to be angry. Eugene looks very pissed. HHH says Kane, Benoit, and Regal have all hurt him, and HHH says that nobody is ever going to hurt him ever again because he is in Evolution now.
JR and King go down the Vengeance card so far:
Randy Orton vs. Edge
Batista vs. Chris Jericho
World Heavyweight Title
Triple H vs. Either Kane or Benoit
Coach and Bischoff are seen backstage. Eric Bischoff is not going to be on RAW next week, and Coach says he will do a good job as GM for next week. Bischoff tells Coach that he needs somebody he can trust. Bishcoff says he needs somebody as close as familly. He says that the GM for next weeks RAW will be Eugene!
Kane comes down the ring looking very mad.
Chris Benoit comes down the ring with the World Title over his shoulder.
World Heavyweight Title Match
Chris Benoit (c) vs. Kane
Stipulation: Chris Benoit can only win by Submission. Kane can win Championship by pinfall, submission, count out, or DQ.
The match starts with the two brawling. Benoit tried to go for the Sharpshooter, but Kane kicks out of it, and Kane then goes for a big elbow, but Benoit rolls out of the way. Benoit tries taking Kane down with the Crippler Cross face, but Kane throws Benoit out of the ring. We then take a commercial break.
We come back and Benoit is giving chops to Kane, and Kane gives a big elbow to Benoit. Kane nails a big legdrop on Kane, and Benoit then gets up and delivers some chops. Both men are now outside of the ring, and Kane slams Benoits face into the ring post. Benoit CAN lose the title by countout. The referee begins counting. 1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...Benoit rolls back in! Kane goes for a quick pin, and Benoit kicks out. We take ANOTHER commercial break.
We come back and Kane has Benoit in a headlock. During the break, Kane gave Benoit a HUGE clothesline. Kane still has Benoit in that headlock. Benoit gets out of the headlock, but Kane throws Benoit into the corner, but Benoit comes back with some elbows to Kanes head. Kane gives Benoit the big boot, and calls for the chokeslam. He waits for Benoit to get up, and lifts him up for the chokeslam, but Benoit counters it into the cross face! Kane is about to tap out....But Kane lifts Benoit, and slams Benoit down back first. Kane rises right up, and lifts Benoit up, but Benoit gives Kane 3 German Suplexes in a row. Benoit climbs the top rope, and nails the flying headbutt! Benoit goes for the pin, but the referee tells him that he cant count. Benoit climbs the top rope again but Kane grabs him by the throat, but Benoit falls out of the ring. Kane's arm somehow got hurt. Benoit puts Kane in the cross face! Kane starts getting up, but Benoit takes him down again and HE TAPS!!! KANE TAPS OUT!
Winner via submission: Chris Benoit
After the match, Kane gives Chris Benoit a chokeslam. Then Lita's music hits, and she walks down the ring smiling. She tells Kane to hold on, and then she grabs the World Title, and Lita hands it to him, and Kane looks at it, and then Lita lifts Kane's arm in the air. This is confussing...Lita then gives Kane a low blow! She takes the title and tells Kane to get up. Kane gets up and grabs Lita by the throat, lifts her up, and goes for a chokeslam, but stops and puts her down. Kane tells Lita that that is his baby and points to her stomach. Kane tells her to never touch him again. Kane turns around, and Benoit nails the World Title belt right into Kane's face. The referee raises Benoits arm, and Benoit lifts the title in the air, and celebrates, and RAW goes off the air...
END OF SHOW. My Thoughts:
Sorry about last week, I had some personal problems, but I am back!
The most exciting part of RAW was Sgt. Slaughters return!!!
Nah, im only joking, but I wasnt really entertained by RAW this week. Kane/Benoit was pretty good, and I couldnt believe Kane tapped out. Oh well, after the match he got his revenge and all that good stuff. So it's going to be Benoit vs. Triple H at Vengeance. That should be a snoozer. I'm definetly not looking forward to Vengeance.
Where is Shelton Benjamin? Did I miss something here? Is he injured? Just a few weeks ago he was practically becomming a main eventer! I miss him, and he needs to come back.
So Eugene is a member of Evolution? Interesting...very interesting. I'm guessing HHH will turn on him, but I am looking forward to seeing where this all goes.
RAW wasnt very entertaining to me this week, but there is always next week, which should be awesome because Eugene is going to be GM for the day!
Thanks for reading everybody, and I'll be back next week with another recap. E-Mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me what you thought of this weeks recap, good or bad, I am all ears.
Until next week, PEACE!!!