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Full WWE RAW Results - 7/5/04 - Winnipeg, Manitoba (Vengeance hype, more)
» On Monday, July 5, 2004 at 11:28 PM EST Full WWE RAW Results - 7/5/04
LIVE From: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Commentators: Jim Ross & Jerry "The King" Lawler
Report by: Nathan Fleck of WrestleView.com
The show starts with the RAW Video, and then we go to the arena and tons of pyro goes off as always. The crowd is red hot, with massive amounts of fans everywhere.
Ric Flair's music hits and he walks down the ring with Stacy Kiebler, Tyson Tomko, Trish, Coach, Jerry Lawler, Tajiri already in the ring.
Chris Jericho's music hits and he walks down the ring. A big Y2J chant starts
Eugene's music hits and he walks down the ring wearing his usual attire, with a sports jacket over it, lol.
Eugene stops at the ramp and says "WELCOME TO MONDAY NIGHT RAW!" He says he wants everyone to have fun tonight, even Coach. Eugene asks who wants to see a championship match tonight. He says one of the people in the ring will have an opportunity to get a championship match. He says the winner of this musical chairs match, will get a title shot. (Which title will it be?)
Tajiri is eliminated, and gets sprayed with mist. The music starts again. Coach is then eliminated. The music starts again. Lawler is eliminated. Music starts again. Ric Flair is looking awesome strutting his stuff. He pushes Stacy out of the way when the music stops, and Stacy is eliminated. Music starts again, and Ric Flair is eliminated. It's down to Tomko and Jericho. The music starts again. They walk around the only chair left...Music stops and Tomko is eliminated!!! Chris Jericho wins!
Eugene says tonight Jericho will face Randy Orton for the Intercontinental Championship!
Non Title Match
La Resistance vs. Rhyno and Val Venis
The match starts with all four men in the ring brawling. Sylvan Greiner pounds on Rhyno, and then Rhyno corners Greiner into the ring and punches at his stomach a few times. Greiner tags in Conway. Conway slaps Rhyno, but Rhyno fights him back. Conway takes Rhyno down with a clothesline. Conway tags in Greiner and he comes in and punches Rhyno in the face a few times, and then puts him in a chin lock. Conway throws Rhyno to the ropes. Rhyno comes back with a big clothesline. Rhyno tags in Venis. Venis does a big power move almost like a rock bottom on Conway, but Conway kicks out. He then does a Senton Bomb, and Grenier interupts the pin. Venis is alone in the ring with both men, and they do there finisher, and Conway pins Venis.
Winners: La Resistance
Orton is shown complaining about Eugene being in Evolution. Ric Flair yells at Orton and basically tells him to shut up. They then see Eugene, and his office is a big play pen. Eugene tells Batista that he's going to wrestle Kane. Eugene then tells them that La Resistance will put there titles on the line at Vengeance against...Ric Flair and Eugene!
HHH's music hits.
HHH says his definition of a miricle is Chris Benoit winning the world championship at WrestleMania XX. The crowd then starts a "You tapped out" chant. He says that this sunday he is going to personally answer the question of god or evolution. He says Darwin was right. You cannot stop Evolution, and at Vengeance he will become the world champion. He says there is not anything anybody can do. Suddenly Edge's music hits and he walks down to the ring. Edge says for the past year he sat at his home and watched Evolution dominate RAW. He says since he's been back not a lot has changed, but he says it's time for a change. He tells him that all of Evolution is going down. He says you dont know when, and you dont know where, but one by one you're all going to fall. HHH says he's heard that a million times from a million different people. He says that nothing changes. He asks what makes you think you're any different than them? Then Edge attacks HHH. They are now brawling in the middle of the ring. Then all of Evolution comes down the ring, but Edge leaves through the crowd.
JR plugs Kane vs. Batista. He says that it is NEXT.
JR says he just heard that it's going to be Kane vs. Matt Hardy No DQ Match at Vengeance.
Kane vs. Batista
The match starts with tie up. Kane throws a few punches in a row, and then Batista corners Kane in the corner and gives him a few punches. Kane then gives Batista a side walk slam. Kane goes for a chokslam, but Batista escapes. Kane gives Batista a big boot, and Batista goes outside of the ring. Matt Hardy comes down and assaults Kane. He is totally attacking him. Tons of referees come down the ring and escort him out.
Winner: Kane via DQ
We come back and Todd Grisham asks Hardy what he thinks of his chances are at Vengeance. He goes crazy and says didnt you just see what happend? Grisham asks what about Lita? He says he doesnt want to talk about Lita. Grisham asks about the baby situation, and Hardy just stares at Grisham.
We then go to a ZZZZZZZZZ...Diva search commercial. Mad hot girls though.
JR plugs the IC Title match between Jericho and Orton.
Intercontinental Championship Match
Randy Orton (c) vs. Chris Jericho
Orton and Jericho start things off Technical. Jericho gives Orton a few chops, then gives him a throw to the ropes, and then an elbow the the face. Jericho then gives Orton a vertical suplex. Jericho jumps from the ropes, and Orton gives him a dropkick. Orton puts Jericho in a chin lock. Jericho gives Orton a reverse elbow from the top rope. Jericho gives Orton a few chops, and then gives Orton an Ensiguri(sp?). Jericho rolls Orton up, but Jericho kicks out. Jericho gives Orton a running Ensiguri, and goes for the pin but Orton puts his foot on the ropes. Jericho back body drops Orton over the top rople. Batista walks down the ring, and we go to a commercial break.
We come back and Jericho is thrown to the ropes, and Batista pulls the ropes, and Jericho lands outside of the ring. Batista throws him into the ring post. Orton comes out and throws him into the ring. Jericho gives Orton a few chops, but Orton sends Jericho back down. Orton applies a arm hold (F' you JR for not knowing what any moves are called...F' me too lol.) Both men knock eachother out with double clotheslines. The referee begins to count...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...Both men get up. Both men give eachother punches and brawl. Jericho gives Orton a forarm. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho but Orton ets out of it. Orton gives Jericho a modified backbreaker. Jericho delivers some chops to Orton. Orton climbs the top rop, but Jericho punches him, and he climbs too. Orton starts fighting out of a Superplex, and Orton drops Jericho stomach first. Orton then lands a cross body on Jericho, and goes for the pin but Jericho kicks out. Jericho hits a modified bulldog. Batista tries to interefere, but Jericho gives him a spring board drop kick. Jericho locks Orton in the Walls Of Jericho. Orton is in the middle of the ring, but Batista gets on top of the ring apron and Jericho gets up and yells at Batista. Orton rolls Jericho up from behind, and puts his feet on the ropes for leverage, 1...2...3.
Winner and STILL IC Champion: Randy Orton
We see Eugene and HHH jumping up and down in Eugene's "Office" which is really a blow up play pen. HHH asks Eugene if they still have a deal. Eugene says yes. HHH exits, and Flair comes up to him and complains about the Tag Title match at Vengeance. HHH says he had Eugene make a match tonight. He says it's going to be Ric Flair and Eugene and Triple H taking on Chris Benoit and Edge in a handicapped match.
Number One Contenders Match
How to win: Grab the Envelope from the pole
Molly Holly vs. Victoria vs. Nidia
All 3 women brawl. Molly gives Victoria a cross body to the outside. Victoria climbs the top turnbuckle and Molly gives Victoria a Superplex. Nidia climbs the top rope and takes the envelope down to win.
After the match Trish comes down the ring with Tomko. Trish says soon they will be facing eachother when she is ready from her injury, and then she whacks her cast over Nidia's head. Trish says she is ready now. She tells the referee to ring the bell. Nidia is totally out cold already.
Women's Championship Match
Trish Stratus (c) vs. Nidia
Trish pins Nidia 1,2,3.
Winner and STILL Women's Champion: Trish Stratus
We come back and they plug the Final Selections of the RAW Diva Search. Mad fine women.
JR and King run down the Vengeance Card.
IC Title Match
Randy Orton (c) vs. Edge
Batista vs. Chris Jericho
Tag Team Championship Match
La Resistance (c) vs. Ric Flair and Eugene
No DQ Match
Matt Hardy vs. Kane
World Heavyweight Championship
Chris Benoit (c) vs. Triple H
Trish is in the back, and she see's Lita. She asks if she is doing alright and Lita says yea. She asks about if shes sick or not...Just being annoying. She walks away and says "And to think...they call me a slut" and she walks away with Tomko and Lita looks pissed.
HHH is shown with Eugene and HHH is brainwashing him some more telling him how Benoit and Edge are bad. He gets Eugene pumped up and says this match is all about him. HHH says lets do this thing as friends. Eugene hugs HHH and says "as BEST friends" HHH says "Yeah...Best Friends"
We come back.
Triple H, Ric Flair, and Eugene vs. Chris Benoit and Edge
The match starts with Eugene and Chris Benoit in the ring. It starts off technical. HHH keeps calling him over and gets him pumped up and mad. Eugene tags in HHH. HHH and Benoit give eachother punches, and Benoit gives him some chops. HHH gives Benoit a face buster, and goes for the Pedigree, but Benoit gets out of it. Benoit puts HHH in the cross face, but Eugene breaks it up.
We come back and HHH has Benoit in a Sleeper. Benoit is trying to fight out of it, and gets out of it. HHH tags in Flair, and Benoit tags in Edge. Edge gives Flair and HHH back body drop. Edge climbs the top rope, and gives HHH and Flair a double clothesline. Edge spears Flair. Edge goes to clothesline HHH but HHH ducks, and Edge hits Edge. Eugene gets pissed off and attacks Edge and wails at him with his fists. HHH settles Eugene down and they go to there corner. Flair covers Edge, but Edge kicks out. Flair tags in HHH. HHH puts Flair in a arm bar. HHH tags in Eugene and tells him to break Edge's arm. He goes to hurt his arm, and then he realizes what hes doing and points to Edges arm with a sad face and says "hes hurt" HHH talks to Eugene, and Eugene tags in Flair. Flair gives Edge a few chops, grabs his leg, and Edge kicks Flair in the face. RIC FLAIR NOSE DIVE! Flair tags in HHH and Edge tags in Benoit. They brawl, Benoit gives HHH 3 German Suplexes in a row. Benoit calls for the diving headbutt, and climbs the top rope. He nails the diving headbutt, and goes for the cover, but Flair comes from behind to break up the count. HHH pushes Benoit into the ref. HHH gets a chair. Benoit takes it, and then Eugene takes it from Benoit. He looks like he is about to hit him, and Benoit tried to calm him down. Eugene realizes what hes doing and leaves the ring. Benoit has HHH in the sharpshooter. Eugene sees HHH in pain and comes in the ring and hits Benoit with the chair...You can tell Eugene didnt want to hit him. HHH gives Benoit a Pedigree, and pins him 1...2...3
Winners: HHH, Ric Flair, Eugene
End of show.
Good show. I enjoyed it this week...I thought the musical chairs segment was really funny. Of course Ric Flair stole the show.
The IC Title match was solid. Randy Orton is an excellent IC Champ. Hopefully Orton can pull a good match out of Edge next week.
The Handicapped match was great. Was I the only one who thought the crowed was mostly into the Eugene stuff more than Benoit/HHH? Hmmmm...Well, I don't know what a lot of you think but I do in fact enjoy Eugene's gimmick. I feel it is entertaining, and I dont think it rips into special needs people all that much. What do you guys think of Eugene's gimmick? E-Mail me!
Thanks for all of the kind comments from last weeks recap, I appreciate all of them :D. Keep the e-mails coming! Feedback is always wanted.
Thanks for reading!!!