WWE RAW Results - 9/6/04 - Wichita Falls, Texas (Steel Cage gets used twice)
Reported by Adam Martin
On Monday, September 6, 2004 at 11:25 PM EST
WWE RAW Results - 9/6/04
Live From: Wichita Falls, Texas
Commentators: Jim Ross & Jerry "The King" Lawler
Report By: Adam Martin
- A promo airs showing what went down in last week's Main Event that saw Randy Orton take out Triple H with a sledgehammer, allowing Eugene to gain a pinfall over Triple H.In-Ring Segment: Eric Bischoff, Christian & Chris Jericho(Thanks to Ryan Allen for typing up the following paragraph)
Eric Bischoff is in the middle of the ring surrounded by the Steel Cage and announces HHH will rid RAW of Eugene tonight. Crowd boos. Bishoff tells anyone in the back who thinks of interfering in the match, or after, will be suspended. Bischoff asks for the cage to be raised. Bischoff starts talking about Edge. He announces Edge is injured with a torn groin and will be out of action 4-6 weeks. Bischoff announces that the Intercontinetal Title has been stripped from Edge because he will not be able to defend it in the mandatory 30 day period. Christian's music hits.
Christian said Bischoff has a disaster on his hands. He said all the fans around the world, his peeps, will be rioting in the streets if he doesn't take the Intercontinetal Championship and hand it over to Captain Charisma himself, Christian. Y2J's music hits and the pyro goes off. Jericho gets on the mic and tells Bischoff that if he is going to decide a new IC Champion, he needs to do the right thing and issue a match between himself and Christian tonight. Bischoff said he liked the idea...except for the "tonight" part of it. He said if there is going to be a match between the two, it will happen this Sunday on Pay Per View at Unforgiven. Jericho said he had a feeling he was going to say that. He said the match needs a special stipulation and that the fans tonight should decide which type of match it should be. Bischoff proposes that Jericho and Christian battle in a Steel Cage. Christian said that won't work for him because the last time he was in a Steel Cage with Jericho, he got a back injury and was out for four months. He said he has a better idea and asks the fans about having a No Count Out Match. The fans boo. Christian said they aren't booing, they are saying boo-yah. He said the fans love the idea. Jericho said that actually means he is a jackass. He said only one match could fit the bill - a Ladder Match. Bischoff accepts the idea and confirms the match for this Sunday at Unforgiven. Jericho then knocks out Christian and locks on the Walls of Jericho. Tyson Tomko runs out and pulls Christian out of the ring. Jericho gets up on the top rope with the IC Title, taunting at Christian and Tomko.
- NEXT: Chris Benoit, William Regal, Rhyno & Tajiri vs. Ric Flair, Batista & La Resistance in a big 8 Man Tag Team Match.
--COMMERCIAL BREAK-- 8 Man Tag Team Match
Chris Benoit, William Regal, Rhyno & Tajiri vs. Ric Flair, Batista & La Resistance
The match starts with Chris Benoit and Ric Flair. Both lock up and Flair pushes Benoit into the corner. Flair and Benoit have a chop battle. Benoit hits a big back body drop and tags in Tajiri. Sylvain Grenier gets the tag as well and both exchange some hard lefts and rights. Tajiri hits a big kick to the back of the head, goes for the cover, but everyone hits the ring to break it up. Flair, Batista and La Resistance get thrown to the outside of the ring by Benoit, Regal, Rhyno and Tajiri.
We are back from commercial. Flair and Regal are exchaning some hard rights in the corner when Regal fights back with a big back body drop. Rhyno gets the tag and takes out Flair, taunting him with some Flair struts. Batista gets the tag and he takes out Rhyno from behind with a big elbow. Batista hits a big spinebuster on Rhyno. Rob Conway gets the tag. Conway launches Rhyno into the corner with full force. Grenier gets the tag and connects with a knee to the head. Flair gets the tag and gives Rhyno five big chops. Rhyno fights back with a big right hand, but brings down Rhyno by hooking onto his leg. Conway gets the tag, yelling at Rhyno to stay down as he gives him some big kicks to the gut on the ground. Flair gets the tag and once again takes down Rhyno with some chops. Conway and Benoit get the tag. Benoit takes out Conway and Grenier. Benoit gives both La Resistance members german suplexes. Batista breaks it up, but Benoit gives him a HUGE german suplex. Rhyno hits a Gore on Batista and all eight men spill into the ring. Benoit hits a big clothesline on Conway as everyone falls to the outside. Benoit connects with the headbutt off the top rope and then locks on the Sharpshooter on Conway. Conway taps out to give Benoit, Regal, Rhyno and Tajiri the win.Winners: Chris Benoit, William Regal, Rhyno & Tajiri
- Highlights from the RAW Diva Search last week was shown of the women having a contest where they diss each other and use some very choice words. They plug that another contestant will be eliminated tonight.
- Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler plug the Steel Cage Match later tonight between Triple H and Eugene and Randy Orton vs. Kane later tonight.
- A promo runs hyping the Shawn Michaels vs. Kane match at Unforgiven this Sunday on Pay Per View.
- SMACKDOWN REBOUND: Kurt Angle defeating Eddie Guerrero in the Best of 2 out of 3 Falls Match. After the match, Luther Reigns takes out Guerrero while Angle looked on with a confused look on his face.
- Backstage, Todd Grisham is with the World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton. He said that Orton will be battling Kane tonight just six days before his World Title defense against Triple H at Unforgiven. Orton said tonight he may face Kane, but the real agenda on his mind tonight is three letters...H-H-H. He compares Triple H to a gorilla and said he had a lot of plans. Orton said Triple H planned on having him lose to Chris Benoit at SummerSlam, but that didn't happen. He said he spit in his face instead and took him out last week with the RKO. Orton shows footage of RAW last week. He said they call him a legend killer for a reason and that next tour stop will take place in Portland at Unforgiven. Orton said after Unforgiven, the only three letters that will matter on RAW is R-K-O.
- Backstage, Trish Stratus confronts Lita. She puts her WWE Women's Title in her face and said she was clever to sign Kane in a match against Shawn Michaels at Unforgiven. Lita threatens to beat up Trish...but just as soon as she has her baby. Trish reminds her that she can't and tells her to keep her words coming. Lita walks away and Nidia taps Trish on the shoulder. She taunts at her in spanish and then throws a drink in Trish's face. Trish vs. Nidia is up next.
--COMMERCIAL BREAK--Non-Title Match
Trish Stratus vs. Nidia
The match starts with Nidia backing Trish into the corner and hitting some quick shoulder charges. Nidia throws down Trish by her hair and taunts at her. Trish gets a quick kick to the ribs, but Nidia responds with a clothesline. Trish kicks Nidia to the outside. Trish throws Nidia back in, goes for two covers, but Nidia kicks out of both. Trish slams Nidia's face into the mat a few times and then throws her into the corner. Trish goes for the Stratusfaction, but Nidia gets a rollup for a two count. Nidia connects with a clothesline followed by a nothern lights suplex into a bridge for a two count. Nidia gets up on the top rope and hits some punches, but Trish tears off a part of her top. The referee helps Nidia get her top back up, but Trish hits a big kick to the head on Nidia. Trish goes for the cover and gets the win.Winner: Trish Stratus
After the match, Trish taunts at Nidia with the WWE Women's Title.
- Backstage, Triple H tells Bischoff that Eugene will not walk out of the ring tonight after the Steel Cage in one piece. Bischoff said he has arranged a special celebration party later tonight. Triple H said there won't be any party because tonight, he will show the world what he will do to Randy Orton at Unforgiven this Sunday when he fights Eugene. Triple H said his focus is on Randy Orton and that Eugene is simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. He said after Unforgiven when he reclaims his World Heavyweight Championship, Bischoff can call the whole world to celebrate. A shot of the arena is shown of the Steel Cage lowering around the ring. Triple H vs. Eugene is up next.
--COMMERICIAL BREAK--Steel Cage Match
Triple H vs. Eugene
The match starts with Triple H knocking out Eugene and hitting some quick kicks to the gut. Eugene gets back on his feet quickly and tries to find a way out of the cage. Eugene blocks a punch from Triple H and responds with some big rights and lefts of his own. Eugene hits two big clotheslines followed by an atomic drop. Eugene asks for the door to be opened, but Triple H grabs him before he can get out. Triple H closes the door and tries to nail Eugene's head off the cage. Eugene counters and slams Triple H's head off the side of the cage a few times. Eugene gets up on the top rope and starts to climb the cage when Triple H trips him up and he lands on the top rope the hard way. Triple H rams Eugene's head off the cage a few times and he gets busted open. Triple H picks up Eugene and starts hitting him with some hard rights on his forehead to open up the cut even more. Triple H then smears Eugene's face over the side of the cage. Eugene fights back with some punches to Triple H's ribs. Triple H applies a sleeper on Eugene, Eugene counters and throws Triple H into the side of the cage knocking him out. Eugene climbs over and opens up the door. Triple H catches him by his foot, but Eugene pushes him back down. Triple H crawls over again quickly, picks up Eugene and throws him into the steel cage numerous times with huge force. Triple H then hooks the arms and connects with the Pedigree. Triple H opens the door, looks back at Eugene and closes it. Triple H picks up the bloody Eugene, gets up on the top rope, grabs Eugene's arm and slams down on the mat hard using his knee. Eugene rolls around in the ring in pain. Triple H smiles as Eugene begs Triple H to stop. The cage door opens again and Triple H walks out easily as the bell rings.Winner: Triple H
After the match, Triple H walks back down towards the cage and throws away people attending to Eugene. He slams the cage door onto Eugene's injured shoulder and walks away taunting at him.
- Footage was shown of William Regal and WWE officials helping the injured Eugene to the back during the break.
- Backstage, The Coach was with the injured and former Intercontinental Champion Edge. The Coach asks him his thoughts on Bischoff stripping him of the title earlier tonight. Edge said the worst part about the entire situation was that he would rather lose it in the ring instead of it being taken away from him. He said The Coach and Bischoff have something in common and that is they like to kiss Evolution's ass.
- Backstage, Lita is with Kane. He asks her if she is comfortable. Kane said she probably thinks he is mad that she signed him in a match with Shawn Michaels at Unforgiven. He said he isn't scared and shows her footage of what he did to Kane the last time he was in a WWE ring. Footage from two months ago was shown of Kane attacking HBK by slamming a steel chair over his throat. Kane orders Lita to come down to the ring tonight to watch his match because he will do the same thing he did to HBK tonight against Randy Orton. He laughs as Lita has a disgusted look on her face.
- Jim Ross and Jerry "The King" Lawler comment on HBK's return to the WWE this Sunday at Unforgiven. They run down the card for Unforgiven:
- Shawn Michaels vs. Kane.
- Chris Benoit & William Regal vs. Ric Flair & Batista.
- Trish Stratus defends the WWE Women's Title against Victoria.
- Chris Jericho vs. Christian in a Ladder Match for the vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship.
- La Resistance defends the World Tag Team Titles against Rhyno & Tajiri.
- Randy Orton defends the World Heavyweight Title against Triple H.
- NEXT: Chris Jericho vs. Tyson Tomko.
- WWE REWIND:
Christian returning on RAW last week, attacking Chris Jericho.Chris Jericho vs. Tyson Tomko w/ Christian
The match starts with Tomko charging at Jericho, but Jericho gets a quick elbow and drop toe holds Tomko onto the second rope. Jericho hits a charge on Tomko and taunts at Christian at ringside who high tails it to the back. Jericho turns around and Tomko takes him down quickly. Tomko misses a charge in the corner and Jericho takes him down with a forearm. Jericho gives Tomko a boot to the face and attempts to lock on the Walls of Jericho, but Christian appears at ringside again with a ladder. Tomko hits a big boot of his own, hooks the leg, but only gets a two count. Tomko goes for a gutwrench powerbomb, but Jericho hits a big kick to the head. Jericho goes for the cover, but Christian distracts the referee. Jericho knocks out Christian, turns aorund, Tomko picks up Jericho and hits a spinning neckbreaker off his shoulders. Tomko goes for the cover and gets the win.Winner: Tyson Tomko
After the match, Christian brings the ladder into the ring and slams it into Jericho's ribs. Jericho gets back on his feet and Christian knocks him out. Christian puts the ladder over Jericho's body, climbs up and taunts that he will become the new Intercontinental Champion this Sunday at Unforgiven.
- NEXT: Another diva will be eliminated.
- A promo runs hyping the World Heavyweight Championship Match between Randy Orton and Triple H at Unforgiven this Sunday on Pay Per View.
- Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler plug Salvia's "Survival of the Sickest" song as the official theme song for Unforgiven.RAW Diva Search: Another contestant eliminated
In the ring, Stacy Keibler mentions how the winner will receive $250,000. Keibler calls out the remaining four contestants: Joy, Amy, Carmella and Christy. Keibler tells all four to line up and said they must compete in an arm wrestling competition tonight. She said since they are in Texas, the winner will get the chance to dump texas chili all over the losers. Christy and Amy start. Christy beats Amy. Carmella and Joy are next. Carmella beats Joy. The final contest is Carmella vs. Christy. Keibler reminds everyone that the winner gets to throw the bucket of texas chili on the losers. Christy beats Carmella and is the official winner. Joy steps up first and gets it tossed on her. Amy gets it poured on her chest. Carmella gets some poured on part of her body. All four line up again to find out who is eliminated next. Keibler announces that Amy is eliminated. We are shown how to vote for all three remaining women.
- NEXT: Randy Orton vs. Kane w/ Lita.
- A promo runs for the next Tough Enough contest.
- A promo runs hyping the return of Shelton Benjamin who now refers to himself as "Mr. Benjamin".
- Jim Ross informs everyone that Eugene's career may very well be over following the beating from Triple H earlier tonight in the Steel Cage Match. They also plug that next week a Seattle Slugfest will take place between the remaining RAW Diva Search contestants Carmella, Joy and Christy.Non-Title Match
Randy Orton vs. Kane w/ Lita
The match starts with both locking up and Kane backing Orton into the corner. Kane slaps Orton and Orton responds with a slap of his own. Kane throws Orton into the corner, Orton jumps up, Kane misses and Orton slaps him on the back of the head. Kane chases Orton on the outside of the ring, Orton slides in as well as Kane, but Orton takes him down with a big dropkick. Orton does his pose, taunting at Kane on the outside. Kane throws Orton in the corner, but Orton responds with an uppercut and some punches. Orton jumps on Kane's back and hits some hard right punches. Orton gives Kane a poke to the eyes, gets up on the top rope and hits a quick cross-body. Kane quickly gets back up and takes out Orton with a big boot to the face. Kane goes to the outside and gets a steel chair. Kane gets back inside with the chair as the referee gets on his face. Lita grabs the chair and Kane pulls it back quickly. Orton gives Kane a low blow and the referee calls for the bell.Winner via DQ: Kane
Triple H comes out to the arena and signals for the Steel Cage to come down around the ring. Eric Bischoff comes out and said the match will continue inside the Steel Cage! Orton stares down Triple H as the cage lowers around the ring as we head to a commercial break.
--COMMERCIAL BREAK--Steel Cage Match
Randy Orton vs. Kane
We come back from commericial and Kane throws Randy Orton into the side of the steel cage. Kane gives Orton some hard right punches in the corner and then chokes him with his boot. Kane pushes Orton's face into the side of the steel cage as Triple H taunts him on the outside. Orton fights back with some rights of his own, but Kane responds with a big bodyslam. Kane chokes Orton on the ground as Triple H continues to tuant at Orton from ringside. Orton fights out of it, goes off the ropes charging at Kane, but Kane takes him out with a big clothesline. Kane picks up Orton and launches him in the air at the cage. Orton bounces off the ropes, gives Kane a few hard rights and uppercuts. Orton charges, but Kane takes him down with a big sideslam. Kane gets up on the top rope and Orton trips him up allowing Kane to hit the turnbuckle with force. Orton dropkicks Kane into the side of the cage, knocking him off the ropes. Orton throws Kane into the cage, Kane bounces off and Orton hits his side neckbreaker. Orton climbs up the cage, but Kane gets up quickly and throws Orton back on the mat with force. Kane signals for the chokeslam, but Orton cracks a steel chair over his head. Orton jumps and connects with the RKO. Orton crawls over to the cage door and Triple H closes it. Triple H argues with the referee as Orton slams the door into Triple H's face. Orton slides out and hits the ground as the bell rings.Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, the referee raises Orton's hand in victory. Batista knocks out Orton from behind as Flair joins in. Triple H picks up Orton and throws him into the cage on the outside. Batista and Flair get in a few cheap shots as Triple H slams Orton's head off the steel steps. They throw Orton back inside and send Batista in. Orton takes out Batista with a steel chair and gives Flair a big boot to the stomach. Orton chases Triple H back out through the door. Kane then sits up as Triple H, Batista and Flair all stare him down. Orton throws down the steel chair quickly and climbs up to the top of the cage. Triple H grabs him, but he drops out landing on the ground before he can get pulled back in. Orton smiles at Triple H with the World Heavyweight Title as Triple H taunts at Orton from the top of the cage as RAW goes off the air... QUICK RESULTS:
- Chris Benoit, William Regal, Rhyno & Tajiri defeated Ric Flair, Batista & La Resistance.
- Trish Stratus defeated Nidia in a Non-Title Match.
- Triple H defeated Eugene in a Steel Cage Match.
- Tyson Tomko defeated Chris Jericho.
- Amy was eliminated from the RAW Diva Search.
- Kane defeated Randy Orton via DQ.
- Randy Orton defeated Kane in a Steel Cage Match after the original match was continued by Eric Bischoff.