» Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
» On Monday, August 23, 2004 at 11:18 PM EST
Full WWE RAW Results - 8/23/04
Location: Anaheim, California
Commentators: Jim Ross & Jerry “The King” Lawler
Report by: Paul Nemer & Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
RAW starts with highlights of last week's RAW, where Evolution turned on Randy Orton.
Opening Segment: The Rock, The Coach, Divas & more
The Coach introduces the six remaining RAW Diva contestants. They came out in their swimsuits. The Coach opens the card and says that Tracie is eliminated. She leaves the ring. The Coach tells the five divas remaining that they have an assignment to do and it won't be done later on in the show, it will be right now. They will each have a chance to tell The Coach, how great he really is. He said it won't be two minutes, because that's not enough. He will make it five minutes. Then...The Rock's music hits and the crowd goes nuts as he makes his way to the ring.
The Rock enters the ring and takes the microphone from The Coach. The Rock says that he will give The Coach five seconds to get the hell our of the ring before he kicks his ass. The Coach leaves. The Rock does his usual intro, "Finally, The Rock has come back to Anaheim." The Rock starts looking at the ladies and says "Hello, mamas." The Rock says that one of them have a chance to be a RAW diva. He says that Lilian Garcia is a RAW diva. He said that Lilian use to work at a sperm bank, she was fired drinking on the job. He said that he was joking and he loves her.
He says, "Who is Carmella?" He said that he heard that the girls hate Carmella and tried to vote her off. The Rock said that seven years ago, nobody wanted The Rock, but the Rock later became the most electrifying man in sports entertainment. The Rock said that he saw them with the ice cream cones a couple of weeks back. He said that no one wants to see them eating ice cream. The people want to see them eat something /*..... Pie. Rock asks for someone in the back to bring out pies.
Tajiri comes out with the pies. They're going to have a pie eating contest. They each have 20 seconds to eat a pie the way they want to. The Rock asks Tajiri about what's his favorite type of pie? Tajiri says "poonta." The Rock says "poonta?" But we all knew what he meant of course. The pie eating contest starts. Amy starts and the fans booed. Joy is second and starts licking the pie and that got the fans going. Carmella's turn. She starts putting some pie on herself and licks some off her hand. Not much of a crowd reaction. Maria is next. She puts some on her nose and licks them off and off her finger. Christie is next. She says that her butt is hungry and she wants to feed it. She sits on the pie.
The Coach comes out with La Resistance. He said that The Rock's show is over. The three of them are going to come down, give Tajiri a Chinese ass whoppin and give The Rock a people's ass whoopin'. The divas exit the ring. The Rock says "Just Bring It Bitch!" They come down and start beating on Rock and Tajiri. Rhyno comes out and gores Sylvain Grenier. Rock gets back up and The Coach is surrounded by all three men. Spinebuster by The Rock on Coach, followed by the People's Elbow. Then he says "If ya smell, what The Rock is cookin'."
Kane is shown walking backstage.
Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler recap last week's Evolution turn on Randy Orton, with highlights being shown.
Triple H is shown taping his fist backstage. Ric Flair and Batista walk in. HHH asks "You sure Orton is still here?" Flair says "yea." HHH says that Randy Orton is not in charge of his destiny, Evolution is.
Kane walks in Lita's dressing room. She tells him to get out. Kane says that he knows she wants him to leave and that it's bad luck to see her before the wedding, but he couldn't help it. He said that no one will ruin it for them tonight. He brought her a bride's dress and told her to wear it. He told her to cheer up. It's a nice day for a white wedding.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Edge (c) vs. Chris Jericho
Both men lock up and an arm drag tag down by Jericho. They lock up again, followed by a waist lock, then an arm twist by Jericho, followed by an arm drag take down. Edge fought back and knocked down Jericho. Jericho taunts Edge. Edge runs and Jericho ducks and Edge goes flying over the top rope. Spring board drop kick by Jericho.
Edge has a headlock applied, but Jericho fought his way up. Jericho kicks him and punches him. They start exchanging fists. Jericho whips him into the turnbuckle, then Jericho runs and avoids contact and takes down Edge from the outside. Reverse elbow by Jericho, 1,2 but Edge kicked out. Hurricanrana by Jericho, 1,2 but Edge kicked out again. Jericho delivers a couple of blows, then goes on the second rope, jumps, but Edge kicked him and delivers a DDT on Jericho. He covers, 1,2 but Jericho kicked out. Edge was going for the spear, but Jericho counters it into the Walls of Jericho, but Edge manages to get a roll up on Jericho. Jericho has his right leg wrapped on the ropes and the referee counts to three. Edge starts celebrating. The referee had realized what had just happened. He was waving off the decision and they cut to commercials.
Back yet from another commercial. The match has been restarted. Jericho has Edge in the corner and in control of the match. Jericho went for a drop kick, but Edge hung onto the ropes. Jericho knocks down Edge, then delivers a running inziguri. Jericho takes down Edge, 1,2 but Edge kicked out. Edge takes down Jericho, 1,2 but Jericho kicked out. Edge delivers a couple of hard shots. Jericho was standing on the apron and Edge knocks him down and Jericho lands on the security wall. Back in the ring, Edge climbs to the top and jumps, but Jericho countered, 1,2, but Edge kicked out. Jericho applies the Walls of Jericho, but Edge reaches the rope. Jericho works on Edge's back. Edge picks up Jericho and throws him on the ropes, allowing Jericho to get a low blow when hitting the ropes. The bell rang and Edge speared Jericho. The referee disqualified Edge.
Winner by Disqualification: Chris Jericho
Evolution is shown making their way to the arena.
In-Ring Segment: Evolution confronts Randy Orton
We come back from commercial and Triple H, Ric Flair and Batista all come down the ramp heading to the ring. Triple H gets on the mic and said there is a lot of talk about destiny lately. He said he doesn't believe in destiny. Triple H said every choice has a consequence, using Randy Orton as an example. He said Orton made a choice to not be a failure like his grandfather and father before him. Triple H said Orton made the choice to roll with Evolution with the 16-time World Heavyweight Champion, the baddest man in the WWE Batista and the best wrestler alive today "The Game" Triple H. He said all Orton had to do was go in the ring and soften up Benoit for him. Triple H said Orton made a different choice, to win the World Heavyweight Champion...his World Heavyweight Champion. He said that title is his, everyone in the back knows it and everyone in the world knows it. Triple H said the only person that doesn't seem to know it is Randy Orton. He compared the confetti falling on Orton last week to an hour glass as his time was up and he didn't even know it. Triple H said the beating he took last week was the consequence for his actions. He said that was just a warning because tonight, he is at a crossroads. Triple H said he can make the right one or the wrong one. He said Orton can walk to the ring and put the World Heavyweight Championship in his hand, lay down in the ring and give him what is rightfully his. Triple H said he will give Orton a chance to live and walk away alive. He said if Orton makes the wrong choice, he will see to it personally that he ceases to exist.
Evolution's music hits and Randy Orton appears in the entranceway with the World Heavyweight Title. He puts his head down as he walks down the ramp towards the ring. Ric Flair and Batista stare down Orton on the outside of the ring as he gets in. Triple H requests a referee to come to the ring so Orton can make the right decision. He tells Orton to hand him the championship belt, repeating himself once again louder. Orton stares at Triple H, nods his head, Triple H tries to take it away, but he spits in his face. Orton smiles and Triple H freaks out. Orton knocks out Triple H with the World Title. Flair and Batista run at Orton as Orton flees the ring through the crowd. Orton gets to the top of the crowd, holds up the World Title and kisses it as he smiles at Triple H. Triple H is shown furious in the ring staring down Orton.
Backstage, Victoria is telling Bischoff he is wrong to allow Lita to marry Kane. Triple H throws Victoria aside and yells at Bischoff for allowing Orton to spit on his face on live television. Bischoff said he saw it and will give Triple H a World Title Match against Randy Orton at Unforgiven.
WWE REWIND: William Regal knocking out Ric Flair at SummerSlam with the brass knucks during the Triple H vs. Eugene match.
William Regal w/ Eugene vs. Ric Flair w/ Batista
The match starts with both locking up and Regal applying a headlock. Regal gets in a few rights and hits a quick shoulder takedown. Regal applies another head submission and connects with another shoulder block. Flair hits a knee to the gut and hits a few chops in the corner. Flair takes Regal to the opposite corner and hits a few more chops. Regal fights back with a few european uppercuts and connects with a big back body drop. Regal hits a big european uppercut, Flair wonders around for a few seconds and then falls flat on his face in the famous spot. Flair throws Regal to the outside and gives him two big chops. Regal fights back with a back body drop on the floor.
We come back from commercial and Regal irish whips Flair into the corner, but Flair responds with a quick elbow. Flair hits a quick chop and a big jumping knee to the head. Flair gives Regal some hard boots to the gut in the corner and then chokes him until the referee breaks it up. Regal gets on his feet, but Flair takes him down with a big chop. Flair does the "wooooo" and struts. Flair gives Regal a stiff right hand and hits a few more chops in the corner. Regal fights back with a european uppercut and another big back body drop. Regal charges at Flair and he gives him a quick poke to the eyes. Flair gets up on the top rope, but Regal grabs him and throws him down hard in the ring. Regal hits some hard rights on Flair and takes him down again. Regal goes off the ropes, but Batista gets up on the ring apron and gets in a cheap shot. Flair applies the Figure Four, but the referee prevents Batista from interfering again. Eugene and Batista then go at it at ringside. Batista knocks him out, but Chris Benoit comes out and takes out Batista with some quick chops. Batista goes to clothesline Benoit, but hits the ring post instead. In the ring, both Flair and Regal put on brass knocks. Regal hits Flair first and gets the pin.
Winner: William Regal
After the match, Benoit helps Eugene up. Both Benoit and Eugene get into the ring to celebrate with Regal.
Coming up next, a "sacred event" according to Jerry "The King" Lawler, the wedding between Kane and Lita.
A promo runs hyping the return of Shawn Michaels at Unforgiven.
The SmackDown Rebound airs.
Backstage, The Coach is with the five remaining RAW Diva contestants. They go down the line on how you can vote.
Lita is shown backstage staring at herself in the mirror in her wedding dress. We are shown a shot of the transformed ring. Kane is then shown making his way to the arena in a white tux.
The Wedding From Hell: Kane & Lita
We come back from commercial and two people are playing music in the ring. A midget dressed in white comes down to the ring carrying the wedding rings followed by another throwing out flowers. Kane comes out next smiling in his white tux. He shakes hands with both midgets. The famous music hits and out comes Lita in a black dress instead. Kane has an angry look on his face when he sees this. Before the wedding begins, the priest says Eric Bischoff would like to comment first. Bischoff reads a passage from the Holy Bible. In a funny moment, the crowd does the famous "WHAT" chant each time Bischoff pauses. Bischoff finishes and the priest comments on how unique of a relationship they have. The priest said the groom has put together a special video that will show his love for Lita. A highlight video airs to the sounds of "You Are Having My Baby" of the conflict between Kane and Lita. Kane smiles at Lita and grabs her arm, kissing it as Lita pulls away. Kane reads his vows to Lita, saying she is more than just the woman carrying his child. He proclaims her as his property and that she will never feel the embrace of another man. Kane said she can never escape until the day she dies. Lita takes out her vows, saying she hates him more than life itself. She said he is horrible man with no soul. Lita said she wants to make it clear that she loves Matt Hardy. She said the only joy she has now in life is to hope for a painful death and that he will rot in hell. Kane said that was lovely and smiled. The priest said if there is anyone who feels these two should not be joined together, speak now or forever hold your peace.
Trish Stratus' music hits and she comes out in a sexy white dress. She said it was a shame that Lita didn't have a maid of honor tonight for such an occassion. Trish said she supports Lita despite not believing in sex before marriage. She encourages her to "open her heart, just like she opened her legs." Lita tackles Trish and Kane pulls her off. The priest asks Lita if she will take Kane as her husband. Lita says I...I do. The priest asks the same to Kane and Matt Hardy's music hits. Kane stares down the entranceway, but Matt comes through the crowd and takes him out from behind. Matt gives Kane a Twist of Fate and then grabs Lita, running up the ramp. Kane sits up as a wall of fire goes off trapping them. Kane takes out Matt with a big boot to the face on the ramp. Kane gives Matt a chokeslam off the ramp onto tables near the ramp on the ground. Kane drags Lita back to the alter and tells the priest to finish it. Kane says I Do. The priest proclaims them man and wife and that they may now kiss. Kane kisses Lita and his music hits. Kane picks up Lita and walks her up the ramp. EMT's check on Matt near the ramp as RAW goes off the air...