Raw Results - 5/5/08 - Toronto, Ontario (Triple H/Mr. Kennedy team)

Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
On Monday, May 5, 2008 at 11:10 PM EST

WWE Monday Night Raw Results
May 5, 2008
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Commentators: Jim Ross & Jerry “The King” Lawler
Reported By: Adam Martin of WrestleView.com

Note: Hunter Golden had to take the night off and will return next week.

- The WWE promo hits.

- A video package airs highlighting William Regal's "King of the Ring" coronation last week that Mr. Kennedy interrupted and then cutting off Raw during the WWE Championship match between Triple H and Randy Orton.

- We then go live to Toronto where Vince McMahon is standing at the top of the stage. McMahon said last week on Monday Night Raw General Manager William Regal did something no other man has done before - he pulled the plug during the middle of a WWE Championship match. He talked about fans calling WWE Headquarters and wanting him to show up and respond to Regal's actions. McMahon called Regal's actions innovative and daring. He said Regal reminds him a lot of...me. McMahon said he is here tonight to 100% endorse and support General Manager William Regal. He thanks the fans for their time.

- The bell rings and Lilian Garcia introduces General Manager William Regal. Regal takes the mic and said the fans may not like him, but they will respect him. He asks if they have his respect and the fans in Toronto boo. Regal says pity because like last week he is ready to turn the lights out at his own discretion. The fans start a "REGAL SUCKS" chant. Regal says so be it and has them turn off the lights. The fans start booing and continue the chant. Regal has the lights turned on again. He said this show will continue, just you may not be able to see it because he is willing to have this show in all darkness. Regal said he will not tolerate being disrespected any longer.

Mr. Kennedy's music hits and he gets a big pop. Kennedy gets in Regal's face. Kennedy said if he wants respect so much, then all he has to do is take him up on his offer and go one-on-one in this very ring tonight. Regal said Kennedy doesn't get it. He said it is shame when people don't know their place in life. Regal calls himself his superior. Kennedy said prove it. Regal said he fully intends to because tonight Kennedy is in the main event facing the ECW Champion Kane...and the WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison & The Miz...and "Mr. Money in the Bank" CM Punk...and former ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero and his bodyguard Bam Neely. Regal says infact, Kennedy will be facing the entire ECW Roster on his own. He said he worked out this arrangement with GM Armando Estrada. Regal said he will no longer tolerate being disrespected by Kennedy or anyone.

Triple H's music hits and he gets a big reaction. Triple H gets on the mic and says please pardon the interruption. He said unlike young Mr. Kennedy Kennedy, he means no disrespect and wanted to come out and congratulate Regal on his new position in power. He then offers Regal some friendly advice. Triple H says if he wants to stay in that position of power he needs to not make mistakes. He said for example last week when he turned the lights out on his match. Triple H said that was a mistake. He said when it was off the air, he ended his match and that was a mistake. Triple H said he disrespected him last week and that was a mistake. He said trust me William Regal, if you would like to maintain your position and keep your power, you do not want to go to war with me. Regal says war with you? He said he would never want to do that. Regal brings up Triple H's championship match against Randy Orton at Judgment Day in a Steel Cage. He said he may not make it to that match in two weeks because it will now be Triple H & Mr. Kennedy taking on the entire ECW Roster. Regal's music hits and he walks away as Triple H and Kennedy stare him down. Lawler said if he did his math right, there is 14 superstars on the ECW roster so it will be 2 vs. 14 tonight.

- Up Next: Lumberjack Match for the WWE Women's Title with Mickie James defending against Beth Phoenix.


WWE Women's Championship - Lumberjack Match
Mickie James (c) vs. Beth Phoenix

The bell rings and both lock up. Beth pushes Mickie into the corner and then they lock up again. Beth pushes Mickie down with force. Mickie takes Beth's back, but Beth throws her off and then takes a big clothesline. Beth goes for a cover, but Mickie quickly kicks out. Beth tosses Mickie out and the heel Divas start punching and kicking her. Victoria tosses her back in, Beth covers and another two count. Beth with a few knees to Mickie. Mickie fires back with a back flip and neckbreaker on Beth. Mickie with a kick to Beth. Jillian Hall grabs Mickie's leg and Mickie jumps out after her. The heel Divas go after Mickie, toss her back in and Beth goes for a cover that results in a two count as we go to commercial.


We are back live and Beth is pulling Mickie's arms behind her back. Mickie tries to stand up and Beth lands a few knees to her back. Beth applies more pressure and yells at the referee to ask Mickie if she quits. Mickie counters dropping to her back and kicking Beth in the face. Beth drops an elbow and Mickie rolls out of the way. Mickie attempts a sunset flip, but Beth counters and lifts Mickie up. Mickie counters that into a dropkick. Beth tosses Mickie through the ropes, but Mickie holds on and goes up to the top rope. The heel Divas pull her down and she kicks them away. Mickie with a Thesz Press off the top, rolls up Beth, but Beth kicks out. Mickie kicks Beth. Beth blocks another kick and Mickie kicks her in the back of the head sending her to the outside. The babyface Divas beat up Beth and throw her back in. Beth drags Maria by the hair into the ring. Melina then grabs the WWE Women's Title, tries to hit Mickie with it, but she takes out Beth instead. Mickie takes out Melina and then gets an inside cradle on Beth for the pinfall.

Winner & STILL WWE Women's Champion: Mickie James

After the match, Beth Phoenix has a frustrated look on her face as Mickie James walks up the ramp with the babyface Divas celebrating. We see a few highlights from the match leading to the finish.

- Backstage, we see Chris Jericho come into William Regal's office. Regal talked about Jericho insinuating that Shawn Michaels faked an injury at Backlash. Jericho agreed and said that is what Michaels does. Regal said he hopes he is wrong as Jericho will be teaming with Shawn Michaels against the WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison & The Miz.

- A promo for Judgment Day in two weeks promoting Triple H vs. Randy Orton in a Steel Cage match for the WWE Championship airs.


- Backstage, Trevor Murdoch is shown signing to the WWE make-up lady. Trish Stratus then appears next to him. He asks what she thought. Trish tries to find something to say when Ron Simmons walks up and gives us a "DAMN!"

- Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler mention Ron Simmons being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

- Later Tonight: WWE Champion Triple H & Mr. Kennedy vs. ECW Roster.

- Backstage, Todd Grisham is with Randy Orton. Grisham wants Orton's thoughts on last week's controversial Raw when William Regal cut the match short. Orton said Triple H may have believed he had that match won, but he disagrees. He said he may not agree with Regal's move last week, but he does respect him. Orton then talks about his opponent tonight, CM Punk and how he will probably try to cash in his "Money in the Bank" briefcase once he reclaims the WWE Title. He said in two weeks the "Age of Orton" resumes at Judgment Day.


2 on 1 Handicap Match
Paul Burchill & Katie Lea vs. John Cutler

Before the match begins, William Regal comes out and wants Jim Ross' microphone turned off. He then announces that Mike Adamle will call this match. Adamle walks out with a big smile on his face and puts on JR's headset. JR walks away very upset.

Adamle starts making fun of Cutler's last name saying it rhymes with "Butler." Get the joke now? Adamle is so bad that they are making a storyline out of it! In the ring, Burchill takes down Cutler and Katie kicks him in the face. We see a shot of JR sitting in a chair at ringside looking bored. Adamle "screws up" not knowing this is a Handicap Match. King corrects him. Cutler takes out Katie with a shoulder block, but Burchill comes back taking him down. Burchill puts Cutler in a surfboard submission and Katie jumps off the top rope with force landing on his chest. Burchill then gives Cutler the Curb Stomp, Katie covers, hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.

Winners: Paul Burchill & Katie Lea

After the match, Paul Burchill and Katie Lea celebrate the win. Mike Adamle thanks King for the time. Lawler said he won't complain about his commentating since the line is too long. Adamle laughs and leaves. Lawler begs for JR to come back.

- Backstage, Chris Jericho approaches Shawn Michaels about the tag match against John Morrison and The Miz. Michaels tells Jericho he is really hurt and promises to go out tonight and give it everything he has.


Shawn Michaels & WWE Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho vs. WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison & The Miz

Jim Ross brings up the '97 Survivor Series Screwjob explaining some of the booing for Michaels in Toronto.

The bell rings and we start off with Chris Jericho and The Miz. They lock up, Jericho takes Miz's back and Miz takes Jericho's back. They exchange this a few times and Miz gets in a few kicks. Jericho levels Miz with a shoulder block and quick suplex. Jericho with a big dropkick on Miz. John Morrison gets the tag and Jericho takes him out with a big hip toss. Jericho misses a charge on Morrison in the corner. Morrison with a sunset flip on Jericho, but Jericho counters it into the Walls of Jericho. Miz tries to break it up and Jericho takes him out with a springboard kick. Morrison then springboards off the ropes and takes out Jericho with a huge kick. Miz gets the tag and charges at Jericho in the corner. Morrison gets the tag, kicks Jericho and hits a quick uppercut. Morrison charges Jericho in the corner and gets in a few body shots. Jericho catches Morrison with a boot and takes him out with a bulldog. Jericho with a Walls of Jericho on Miz. Morrison takes out HBK on the ring apron. HBK levels Morrison with some Sweet Chin Music. Jericho with a Lionsault on Morrison, hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.

Winners: Chris Jericho & Shawn Michaels

After the match, Shawn Michaels leaves the ring and limps on his leg. Chris Jericho stares him down with a confused look on his face from the ring. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish.

- Later Tonight: WWE Champion Triple H & Mr. Kennedy vs. ECW Roster.

- Up Next: Randy Orton vs. CM Punk.


Randy Orton vs. CM Punk

The bell rings and both men circle each other. Lock up and Orton goes to the headlock on Punk. Orton with a big shoulder block on Punk. Another lock up and Orton goes back to the headlock. Orton with another shoulder block, but Punk gets to his feet, punches and kicks Orton. Punk clotheslines Orton over the top rope and then jumps over the top rope. Punk lands on the ring apron, but Orton pulls both of his feet away and Punk lands back first with force on the mat floor. Orton throws Punk back in the ring, hooks the leg, but only gets a two count. Orton starts kicking Punk's leg. Orton attempts a jumping knee to the head, but Punk moves, gets to his feet and takes out Orton with some kicks. Punk misses a springboard dropkick when Orton moves. Orton puts a headlock on Punk, Punk breaks it, knees Orton in the gut and kicks him on the back. Punk with a big kick to Orton's head and a big knee to the head and bulldog combo from the corner! Punk hooks the leg, but Orton kicks out. Punk with a big side dropkick on Orton.

William Regal walks out with a mic. He says he knows the fans want to see this match continue, but he can't allow it. Regal orders the lights to be turned out and said this match is officially over as we go to commercial.


- Backstage, Todd Grisham catches up with Randy Orton. Orton is pissed and wants to know what the hell is going on right now. He says he is heading to William Regal's office right now.

- Carlito's Cabana: Carlito shows video from last week when "Rowdy" Roddy Piper slapped Santino Marella. Carlito brings out his guest tonight, Roddy Piper.

Piper comes out and gets a big reaction from the fans in Toronto. Carlito welcomes Piper to the Cabana. He said he knows how annoying Santino can be, but said Piper took it a little too far. Piper says too far? Piper says listen Buckwheat, he has been taking it a little too far his whole life. He said another guy may have insulted him back or turned the other cheek, but not Roddy Piper. Piper said he beat Mr. T, Hulk Hogan and even cancer! He said he is so sorry that he doesn't have the time to play nice-nice to the Super Mario Brother. Piper apologizes for not having the time to sit here and talk about it because his name isn't Dr. Phil. He said his name is "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and he did his way and his way was with a slap! Carlito said that guy you slapped happens to be teaming with him and will be a future tag team champion. He said he was lucky Carlito wasn't there to slap him back. Piper said Carlito was lucky he didn't bring a seagull to put in that stuff he calls hair.

Santino Marella's music hits and he comes out with an upset look on his face. Santino grabs a mic and tells Carlito not to lay a hand on this man. He said Piper is all his. Santino says, "Roddy The Piper!" He said Piper calls himself so tough and that he did things his way. Santino said when Piper did it his way, it took him eight years to become Intercontinental Champion. Santino said he did that the first night in this company. He said very soon he will be World Tag Team Champions with Carlito. Santino said it was embarassing when he slapped him. Piper said the first thing Santino needs to do is get a designated driver. Hayo! Santino tells Carlito to help him.

Cody Rhodes' music hits. Rhodes says this is not how you treat a legend. Carlito asks what he is doing since his "boyfriend" Hardcore Holly isn't here. Rhodes said you are right, Holly isn't here tonight, but he has two people that want to meet the Hot Rod. Cryme Tyme's music hits and they run out along with Rhodes down the ramp and hit the ring. They all chase off Carlito and Santino. Shad grabs the mic and calls Carlito and Santino chumps for leaving before the fight. He said tonight isn't about that "money money" it's about that "Rowdy, Rowdy, yeah, yeah." Piper starts dancing as Cryme Tyme's music hits.

- Later Tonight: WWE Champion Triple H & Mr. Kennedy vs. ECW Roster.

- A promo for the WrestleMania 24 DVD (also on Blu-ray) airs.


- Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler promote the card for Judgment Day:

* Triple H (c) vs. Randy Orto - WWE Title (Steel Cage Match)
* JBL vs. John Cena

- Backstage, JBL has a mic in hand and is by his limo. He invites the WWE fans to join him in his limo to see what his life is like. JBL brags about all his fancy technology and how Cena doesn't have it. He tells Cena he will provide a preview of Judgment Day right now. JBL walks out of his limo that is now in the arena. He wishes his opponent could be Cena, instead he has to face D.H. Smith - the son of Davey Boy Smith. The Canadian Bulldog - JBL calls that nickname clever. JBL said Davey can't help him, Bret Hart can't help him and even God can't help him right now.

JBL vs. D.H. Smith

The bell rings and JBL goes after D.H. Smith right away. JBL takes out Smith with a big boot and kicks him on the back. JBL with some hard rights to Smith. JBL levels Smith with two big clotheslines, drops an elbow over the chest, goes off the ropes and levels Smith with a Clothesline From Hell. JBL hooks the leg and gets the pinfall on Smith.

Winner: JBL

After the match, JBL picks up D.H. Smith and puts him in the corner. JBL punches and kicks Smith in the corner. The referee eventually holds JBL back from hurting Smith anymore. More referees pile in and hold JBL back. JBL continues to stare down Smith. Before JBL leaves, he gets in a last kick to the head on Smith and exits the ring.

- A promo for Judgment Day in two weeks promoting Triple H vs. Randy Orton in a Steel Cage match for the WWE Championship airs.


- Backstage, William Regal is with the ECW Roster. Regal tells them all to put their differences aside and make a statement tonight before tomorrow night's 100th episode of ECW. He said they have the shot to get a pinfall over the WWE Champion Triple H and show the Raw Roster that they shouldn't disrespect him anymore. The whole ECW Roster walks out as Kane is last, stopping and staring down Regal.

- Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler introduce the "Smackdown Rebound" which showed Vickie Guerrero stripping The Undertaker of the World Heavyweight Title.

- Up Next: WWE Champion Triple H & Mr. Kennedy vs. ECW Roster.


WWE Champion Triple H & Mr. Kennedy vs. ECW Roster

The bell rings and we start off with Mr. Kennedy and Elijah Burke. They lock up and Burke gets in a knee to the gut on Kennedy. Burke applies a headlock and then levels Kennedy with a shoulder block. Kennedy with a big clothesline on Burke. Kennedy tags in Triple H and Triple H kicks Burke. Burke pokes the eyes of Triple H and tags in Matt Striker. Triple H levels Striker with a flying knee. Triple H takes out Striker with a few big rights, nails his head off the corner and tags in Kennedy. Kennedy gets in a few rights as well to Striker and tosses him to the other corner face first. Kennedy with some big stomps on Striker in the corner. Striker kicks Kennedy in the face and tags in Mike Knox. Kennedy with rights to Knox. Striker knees Kennedy in the back when he comes off the ropes and Knox levels him with a big clothesline. Chavo Guerrero gets the tag, takes out Kennedy with a back suplex, cover, but only a two count.

Kofi Kingston gets the tag, rolls up Kennedy, but only gets a two count. JR brings up that Kingston is undefeated on ECW. Tommy Dreamer gets the tag and drops an elbow on Kennedy. Dreamer prevents Kennedy from tagging in and Kofi Kingston gets the tag again. Blind tag to Shelton Benjamin. Some miscommunication and Kingston takes out Benjamin. Benjamin then takes out Kingston sending him to the outside. Benjamin goes after Kennedy, but Kennedy takes him out with a big back suplex. Nunzio gets the tag and he begins kicking Kennedy on the ground. Kennedy with a big rolling drop on Nunzio. Kennedy crawls towards Triple H, but Chavo gets the tag to cut him off. Triple H takes out Chavo and then more members of the ECW Roster come in. Triple H takes out Kingston, Stevie Richards and almost takes out Chavo when Benjamin breaks it up. Kennedy with a Mic Check on Striker. Kane comes in and chokeslams Kennedy. Kane then grabs Chavo and Bam Neely hits the ring to break it up. Chavo with a Frog Splash on Kennedy and gets the pinfall.

Winners: ECW Roster (via Chavo Guerrero pinning Mr. Kennedy)

After the match, Triple H starts going after the ECW Roster. Mike Knox takes out Triple H, but then other ECW Roster members begin fighting as well. Knox grabs a steel chair, but Triple H grabs it and starts taking out Knox, Miz, Punk, MOrrison, Dreamer, Knox again, Nunzio and then the lights go out. The lights come back on and Orton takes out Triple H with a huge RKO! The fans in Toronto begin booing as Orton stands over Triple H. Orton's music hits as he continues to stand over Triple H staring him down. We see highlights of the finish of the match leading to Orton's attack on Triple H. Back live, Orton is still staring down Triple H as the show goes off the air.

Quick Results:

* Mickie James def. Beth Phoenix to retain the WWE Women's Title in a Lumberjack Match.
* Paul Burchill & Katie Lea def. John Cutler in a 2 on 1 Handicap Match.
* Shawn Michaels & WWE Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho def. WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison & The Miz.
* Randy Orton vs. CM Punk ended in a No Contest when William Regal turned the lights off and ended the match.
* JBL defeated D.H. Smith.
* ECW Roster def. WWE Champion Triple H & Mr. Kennedy.