On Monday, June 12, 2006 at 11:25 PM EST WWE Raw Results
June 12, 2006
Penn State University
Commentators: Joey Styles, Jerry “The King” Lawler, & Jonathan Coachman
Reported By: Hunter Golden of WrestleView.com
Paul Heyman was on the camera and said he would address the controversy regarding the WWE title match at last night’s ECW pay per view. He said Edge blatantly interfered and he did make the count. He said that since there were no rules in ECW, the title change counted. He said since Edge was the number 1 contender, RVD would defend the title against him at Vengeance and invited him to the premiere of ECW on Sci Fi tomorrow night.
The opening pyro hit and here we go.
Randy Orton’s music hit and he came out to the ring. He was billed as the newest addition to the Raw roster. Kane’s pyro hit and he came out to the ring.
Randy Orton v. Kane
Kane missed a right hand and Orton ducked under and hit a right hand that didn’t faze the big man. Orton evaded another right hand but this time Kane caught him by the throat and tossed him to the corner but was caught with a reverse elbow. Orton pounded away at Kane with European uppercuts and stomps. Kane rose to his feet but Orton nailed him with a drop kick. Kane sat up and nailed Orton coming off the ropes with a huge boot to the face.
Kane gathered Orton and hit several uppercuts in the corner and whipped him to the opposite set of buckles and followed up with a big clothesline followed by his patented sidewalk slam. Kane ascended the ropes but Orton caught him and went for a super plex but was head butted out of position. Kane re-assumed the position and hit his flying clothesline.
Kane signaled for the choke slam and wrapped his hand around Orton’s throat but Orton bolted to the ropes to break the hold. Kane nailed Orton to the outside of the ring and followed him up the ramp with some punches. Orton fought back with a kick but found himself on the receiving end of more punches. Neither man made it back to the ring in time and both were counted out.
DOUBLE COUNT OUT
Orton went for an RKO on the ramp but was tossed onto the ramp hard. The imposter Kane’s music hit and he came out to the ramp. The two exchanged blows but the imposter gained the advantage and knocked Kane off the ramp to the tables below.
Charlie Haas came out and got on the mic. He said sometimes in the business, people make mistakes and because of his actions last week, someone innocent got hurt last week. He asked Lillian to come into the ring. He apologized for what happened last week. He said when he hurt her, it was reckless and careless but it was an accident but regardless he was sorry. He asked for her apology.
Viscera’s music hit and he came down to the ring. He said he had to admit, Charlie was being sweet. He said his lady Lillian may actually accept his apology. He said he didn’t though and clocked Haas. Viscera started beating down Haas in the ring and cranked him with a big Irish whip followed by a big splash. He swerved his hips and hit his big splash.
A video of the Triple H-McMahon confrontation last week aired.
Coach was in the back talking to the camera crew making preparations for Mr. McMahon’s “State of the WWE” speech.
King was back bemoaning many of the events at ECW: One Night Stand last night.
Eugene was in the back and said he had a bad feeling about Jim Duggan’s match tonight. Duggan said he wasn’t worried and put over all sorts of great American events and used it as justification for his courage.
Torrie Wilson was prancing her way to the ring.
Mr. McMahon was ready to give his address. McMahon said WWE was a promotional juggernaut. He put over the success of it’s business. He said ECW’s representative, Paul Heyman, declared a new WWE champion. He said non withstanding the creation of the brand he wished to discuss other things tonight.
He said that he had attempted to form a “kiss my ass” club. He said his derrière was exposed in an involuntary manner. He said children watched the show and he should think about that. He said HBK is another he should think about, whom is no longer in action. He said tonight Triple H would be taught a lesson. He said tonight HHH would be ‘dismembered’ until there was nothing left of him in a gauntlet match.
He said once tonight was over, he assured us that Triple H would be reunited with Shawn Michaels on the “highway to hell”.
Wet and Wild Water Contest
Torrie Wilson v. Candice Michelle
This match will pretty much be a wet T-Shirt contest.
The two stood back to back and grabbed water guns and Torrie got in the first shot. Candice slammed Torrie boobs first down onto some water balloons before hitting a back breaker. Candice hit her big splash but couldn’t get the cover. She doused the referee with water before missing an elbow drop. Torrie hit a drop kick before whipping Candice to the buckles. Torrie got her ‘stink face’ after pouring water on herself. Back in the ring Torrie hit a boot to the gut and her face buster and got the pin fall.
Winner: Torrie Wilson
Torrie hucked some water balloons at JR and King after the match.
A video aired of Trish Stratus hosting the Canadian Hall of Fame.
A video package aired putting over RVD’s title win last night at One Night Stand.
The Spirit Squad was in the back amping up for their match against Triple H.
Mr. McMahon came out to the ramp after Triple H made his entrance. He said the audience was addressing the referee by saying he sucks so he dismissed him. He said before he met his demise, he showed a video of HBK getting mauled by the Spirit Squad. He said Triple H’s demise would take a lot longer.
Five on One Gauntlet Match
Triple H v. The Spirit Squad
First out of the gates was Mikey. Triple H clotheslined him out of his boots. Mikey lined Triple H up and hit some rights to the face. HHH reversed an Irish whip and was nailed with a running clothesline from the Game. He hit a vertical suplex before Triple H told him to suck it and hit a running knee.
Mikey hit Triple H with a boot to the face but found himself on the receiving end of a high knee.
Kenny was out next.
Triple H cut off Kenny with a clothesline and hit a face buster and went for the pedigree but Mikey nailed him from behind. The two Squad members worked over Triple H in the corner before hitting a double elbow, sending the Game to his back. Mikey hit his springboard moonsault and the two whipped Triple H to the buckles.
HHH fought back hitting a vertical suplex and sending Mikey to the outside. Triple H nailed Nikki with a spine buster.
Johnny made his way down to the ring and the numbers game caught up to the Game.
The four members slammed Triple H into the steel steps on the outside and found himself in deep trouble. Each member slammed Triple H’s face off the ring steps and continued to mug him up against the guardrail. They tossed him into the ring and signaled for high spirits and nailed it.
Kenny retrieved a chair from the ringside area and draped it over Triple H’s ankle. Vince cut them off though and ordered them to break Triple H’s neck. Mitch was called out to ‘enjoy’ the festivities.
Mitch came tumbling out of the ring entrance way and HBK came out. HBK hit sweet chin music on Mitch and came down to save the day. Triple H gathered his senses and he and Michaels proceeded to help out.
The two shared a moment in the ring before HBK nailed a sweet chin music and Triple H nailed a pedigree. The two stared each other down and slapped each other high fives and told McMahon to suck it. Triple H mooned McMahon on the entrance ramp and the two began to tell everything and it’s mother to ‘suck it’.
The Spirit Squad was in the back and McMahon said that at Vengeance it would be DX v. The Spirit Squad. He then proceeded to fall of the proverbial deep end.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan v. Umaga
Duggan jumped Umaga before he got in the ring. Umaga, however, caught Duggan with an upper cut. He tossed Duggan to the corner and hit a clothesline before hanging Duggan upside down in the corner. Eugene, however, untangled him. He handed Duggan the Two by Four but the referee caught it and discarded it. Umaga head butted the two by four in two. He hit Duggan with the Samoan spike and got the pin fall.
Umaga went after Eugene after the match and tied him up in the ropes. Estrada berated Eugene on the mic and said this is what happens to people who mess with Umaga. Umaga hit his running bump butt in the corner on Duggan and Eugene sat there crying.
Another promo video aired for ECW One Night Stand.
Mick Foley’s music hit and he came out to the ring. Foley said he had great news for us. He said the blurry vision he suffered last night would heal in a week’s time. He said the old Mick Foley was back again. He got his cheap pop before trying to understand his efforts at One Night Stand last night.
Ric Flair’s music hit and he came out to the ring.
Foley said he gave Flair his entrance because of who he was but wanted to know why he was here. Flair said he wanted to get a hold of Foley for three years and didn’t care about what he did last night. He wanted to talk to Foley about ‘you and me’.
He said it occurred to him that Foley had made innuendos about what he said about his wrestling career. He said this whole scenario about him standing up for the WWE was a bunch of crap. He said all Foley was, was a glorified stuntman. He said for ten years, guys like HBK, Triple H, The Rock, Stone Cold, Undertaker, and Kurt Angle came out and wrestled their way to greatness. He said the coolest thing people told him they ever saw was Mick Foley falling off that cage at Hell in a Cell. He said that pissed him off.
He said guys like him bled and sweat their way to greatness and Foley did nothing. Foley said that wasn’t what it was all about. Foley said the people didn’t care about Flair and Race at Starcade or Steamboat and him in New Orleans. He said what bothered Flair, was that to the WWE fans, he would never be in the same league as Mick Foley.
He said Flair knew, more than anything /*, was the fact that he could do nothing about it. He said the glorified stuntman in the ring could rip Flair apart just like that. Flair flopped around the ring and goaded Foley. Foley said he could take him out, just not now. Flair said he’d do whatever it took to get Foley in the ring for a match. He said he wanted him right now.
Foley challenged Flair to a wrestling match at Vengeance. Foley said he’d do it Flair’s way in a two out of three falls match. Flair accepted the challenge.
Shelton Benjamin joined JR and King in the announce booth.
Johnny Nitro v. Carlito
The two locked up in the ring and Nitro was floored with a shoulder block. Carlito hit an arm drag and a hip toss before smashing Nitro to the mat. Melina began to eat Carlito’s apple on the outside and he went after her but was cut off by Nitro.
Nitro slammed Carlito to the mat and Melina gave some assistance with the official’s back turned. Nitro hit a back suplex and got a near fall. Nitro clamped on a front face lock. Carlito fought out and hit a big chop to Nitro’s chest. Carlito hit a springboard reverse elbow and followed up with a high knee. He followed the knee with a nice back body drop before getting catapulted over the top rope to the floor.
Carlito went for a back cracker in the ring but Shelton hanged onto Nitro sending Carlito crashing to the mat. Nitro hit his finisher and got the pin fall win.
Winner: Johnny Nitro
Mickie James was with Todd Grisham in the back. She said she couldn’t believe the bad luck of the folks that crossed her. She said it was a shame that Beth had to eat her food through a straw. She said Beth got mean during school and now she broke her jaw. She kissed her belt and said hello to Randy Orton before traipsing off.
Randy Orton showed up and played down his loss to Kurt Angle last night. He said he faced Angle in an ECW ring and challenged Angle to return the favor of facing him at Vengeance in a WWE ring.
A promo video aired putting over the new tag team, the Highlanders. Funny stuff.
JR and King put over the DX reunion which occurred earlier tonight. They also ran down the Vengeance card so far:
Rob Van Dam v. Edge
5 on 2 Handicapped Match
The Spirit Squad v. DX
2 out of 3 falls
Mick Foley v. Ric Flair
Triple Threat Match
Shelton Benjamin v. Carlito v. Johnny Nitro
Edge put over how he single handedly cost John Cena the WWE Championship. Edge said he would answer Paul Heyman’s invitation to show up at the ECW debut tomorrow night. He said John Cena would never touch the WWE Championship ever again.
Steven Richards, Justin Credible, and Balls Mahoney came down to the ringside area with tickets.
Edge v. John Cena
Cena came right at Edge, taking him down but Edge took off. Cena caught him on the ramp and Cena drove Edge’s head into the ring steps. Cena pummeled Edge in the corner. Lita ran into the ring and the referee disqualified Edge.
Winner: John Cena via DQ
The ECW wrestlers jumped Cena as Edge ran off. Cena destroyed them with a chair. Cena got on the mic and said he was woken up as to how ECW does business. He said according to them, anyone can show up. He said when they get there, they can do whatever they want. Cena said he liked that idea. He said as for now, he really liked it. He said tomorrow night ECW debuted on TV. He said he was going to show up. He said when he did, he was going to do whatever he felt like doing. He thanked Paul Heyman and guaranteed him that he would have an ‘extremely’ good time. RAW THOUGHTSThe Good—I thought tonight’s Raw was done well. Not great, but done well with a ton getting done to set up the Vengeance pay per view in a few weeks.
The DX reunion was done well enough although it was horribly predictable and I would’ve liked to have seen a little more tension between the Game and HBK. Good enough segment however, that got the reaction I suppose management was looking for.
Foley and Flair put on an outstanding promo and add an interesting dynamic to their match at Vengeance. It’ll be interesting to see Foley actually wrestle. I’m very interested in this match although I’m pretty sure it won’t be all that great.
I’m glad that management stuck with Van Dam as their guy as champion. I’d have liked to have seen a little more from the new champion tonight, but I’m just relieved WWE didn’t go off the reservation with this one.
The Bad—Wow we got some horrible wrestling tonight. The Orton booking could have been bigger for his re-debut on Raw among other things. Just a lack of wrestling and it seems as if the same old problems hamper the show.
The Ugly— Wow, I guess we’ve got a full card for the pay per view in two weeks. Sure, it builds off of previous feuds but sheesh. A lot of stuff out of nowhere.
Overall C+ – While I can’t say Raw was a bust by any means, it wasn’t necessarily good, despite having a ton of pay off angles being run tonight, which isn’t a great sign. Vengeance was beyond thrown together despite the card looking pretty darn strong. A ton was accomplished tonight and on a ‘to do’ list basis, this was a successful show. I thought things could have gone a little bit better, but if you’re a mark, you enjoyed this a lot.
Randy Orton v. Kane ended in a double count out
Torrie Wilson def. Candice Michelle
Triple H v. The Spirit Squad went to a no contest
Umaga def. Jim Duggan
Johnny Nitro def. Carlito
John Cena def. Edge
Who’s Hot, Who’s Not?
1. Shawn Michaels
2. Triple H
3. John Cena
4. Rob Van Dam
2. Vince McMahon
3. Mick Foley
4. The Spirit Squad
Match of the night: Carlito v. Shelton Benjamin *1/2
WWE Champion: Rob Van Dam (Last Week: 3) —We got a brief appearance from the new champion tonight, but I’m thinking his reign will be just as long, at least as WWE champion. Notice that spinner belt is still kicking around? Remember what happened last time.
Intercontinental Champion: Shelton Benjamin (Last Week: IC Champion)—Not too hot on commentary although he had some good lines. We’ll see where this Vengeance program goes.
1.Edge (Last Week: 1)—Edge has beyond come into his own as a character and is now really beginning to get the heat he deserves. I’m hoping however, that with the arrival of Randy Orton, he doesn’t get pushed to the back burner. I have a sneaking suspicion we may get Cena-Orton at Summerslam.
2. Triple H (Last Week: 2)—I didn’t feel the DX reunion came off all that well. To me at least, it was just far too damn predictable. Then the harsh face turn... eh, I’d have liked to see some tension between him and HBK before they went full blown. Regardless he didn’t do anything to warrant being pushed further down the rankings.
3. John Cena (Last Week: WWE Champion) —A rough week for the former champion. But I do like the fact that they’re going back to the edginess that got him over in the first place. It’ll be a work in progress, but it’s do-able. I’m anxious to see how he does at the ECW show tomorrow night.
4. Umaga (Last Week: 5) —Umaga moves up almost by default. He’s nowhere near the title scene right now, and in all honesty, he’s ranked a lot higher then he really should be, but let’s face it, he’s got the wins that others don’t have yet. Wins are wins.
5. Carlito (Last Week: 4) —Slips in the clean loss tonight, which was a little surprising. It looks as if he’s headed to another IC title reign though. I think he’s finally ready to hold the belt too.
6. Shawn Michaels (Last Week: 7) —Makes a nice little comeback but again, it was a little overkill on the babyface-ness in the DX reunion tonight. He advances one spot tonight, but still a little stagnant in the ratings. At least for his sake, the bleeding is stopped.
7. Mick Foley (Last Week: 8) —Absolutely awesome promo tonight and even though his match with Flair will be a stretch for Foley, I’m actually pretty excited to see how he does. This is a really good program for both guys. This could be a lot of fun.
8. Kane (Last Week: 6) —Meh, could care less about his program.
9. Randy Orton (Last Week: NR) —Orton will likely be shooting up the rankings in the coming weeks. He’s been gunning for Angle for a little while now. A win over Angle makes him an immediate player.
10. Johnny Nitro (Last Week: 10)—Gets a clean win. That’s enough to keep him here.
Dropping Out: Big Show (Last Week: 8)