Look into WWE Raw (August 5, 2002)

ey showed highlight of Triple H doing the pedigree on Shawn Michaels. They also showed highlights of last week’s RAW, when Shawn was attacked.

RAW promo hits, followed by the pyro going off in Baltimore.

Opening Segment

Chris Jericho comes out. In case that us (jackasses) haven’t heard the news, welcome to Monday Night Jericho. He says that, as of this moment, this show is his show. He said, everyone is wondering why Chris Jericho came to RAW. He said that Eric Bischoff is a certified genius. Bischoff knows the difference between a superstar and a loser. He gives an example, him being the superstar and the fans being the losers. Most importantly, Eric Bischoff knows the difference between a superstar like Chris Jericho, and a has-been like Ric Flair. He says that Flair in his prime didn’t have half the talent he has.

Triple H’s music hits, and he comes out and gets in Jericho’s face. HHH says that personally, he doesn’t give a flying crap why Jericho is here. But there are two things he knows, #1, Shawn was attacked last week, and that person has not revealed himself yet. The other thing, is that Jericho and him hated each other since day one. HHH says that Jericho is a little bitter man. Ever since WrestleMania, he is sure that Jericho is trying to get even with him. What better way to get even with him, then by attacking Shawn Michaels. Jericho denies it. Jericho says that it was HHH who pedigreed Shawn Michaels two weeks ago. He called HHH a Cerebral Ass. HHH said that he pedigreed Shawn Michaels for his own good, and he still considers him his best friend. HHH says that he believes that Jericho didn’t do it, because Jericho doesn’t have the balls to do something like that. HHH says that he isn’t leaving the arena until he finds out who attacked Shawn Michaels, and HHH leaves the ring. Jericho wishes HHH luck in solving his little mystery.

Rob Van Dam’s music hits and he comes out. Jericho goes nuts and yells at RVD for interrupting him and asks him why the hell he’s here. RVD said that he came out to tell him “Welcome to RAW.” Jericho thanks him and said he appreciates it (in a sarcastic way). RVD says that he was listening to Jericho saying that he owns this show. RVD asks Jericho what’s he smoking? RVD challenges Jericho, because there can only be one true Mr. Monday Night. Jericho accepts the challenge. He said that it’s not RVD like these idiots chant, it’s “Y2J”. RVD says it’s “RVD”, Jericho says “Y2J, you stupid son of a”, then RVD hits Jericho. They get into a small fight and Jericho scores a kick on RVD and leaves the ring.

–COMMERCIALS–


Table Match
Big Show vs Bubba Ray Dudley

Bubba throws a few punches on Show, but it had no affect. Show nails him to the mat. Bubba fights back and pushes Show into the turnbuckle. The fight goes to the outside. Bubba grabs a table, then Show came, headbuts him and threw him back in the ring. Show whips Bubba into the turnbuckle. Bubba kicks Show in the face, but Show fought back and did a sidewalk slam. Show gets a table and tosses it in the ring. He places it on the turnbuckle. Show puts Bubba in the corner, and ran, but Bubba moved and Show landed on the table, in the corner. Bubba got another table. Show picked him up and dropped him. Show sets up the table and calls for the chokeslam. Then, Trish Stratus came in and distracted Show, while Spike came from behind wearing a football helmet and ran his head into the Big Show. Bubba then picked the Big Show and threw him on the table.

Winner: Bubba Ray Dudley

Highlights of last week’s RAW where shown, when the Un-Americans attacked the Undertaker.


Terri Runnels interviews the Un-Americans. Lance Storm says that he is happy to be in Baltimore, that’s 60 miles away from the Nation’s capital. Then he talks about Bush, saying he can’t defend his own country. Test saw SGT. Slaughter, and got in his face and asked him if he had a problem with that. Test and Sgt. Slaughter agreed to fight, and the Un-Americans held Test back.

–COMMERCIALS–

Jim Ross plugs Moolah’s book.


Hardcore Title
Tommy Dreamer vs Bradshaw

Backstage, Tommy Dreamer is shown taping his wrist. Bradshaw gets in his face and attacks Dreamer. The bell rings and the match begins. Bradshaw is beating Dreamer with a kendo stick. The fight goes between the fans. Bradshaw still in control. Then, they find their way to ring side. Dreamer fights back and hits Bradshaw with a can lid. Dreamer sends Bradshaw shoulder first into the steel steps. The fight makes its way to the ring. Neckbreaker by Dreamer, 1,2 but Bradshaw kicked out. Dreamer went on the top rope, but Bradshaw caught up to him, and did a fall-away slam. Bradshaw was going for the powerbomb, but Dreamer backdropped him. Bradshaw went again for the powerbomb, and this time he was successful. Dreamer somehow fought back and nailed Bradshaw with the kendo stick. Both men are now fighting on the outside. Dreamer does the DDT on Bradshaw and gets the 1,2,3.

Winner: Still WWE Hardcore champion, Tommy Dreamer


William Regal is talking to Chris Nowinski. They are talking about their upcoming match with Goldust and Booker T. Molly came in and introduced her friend, Victoria. She said that Victoria is going to get ready for her match against Trish Stratus. Molly left, and Victoria stayed. Chris asked Victoria if Molly was really a virgin, and Victoria said yes. Chris said “Not for long.”

–COMMERCIALS–

Goldust is talking to Booker T. Goldust said that Austin Powers stole his idea. Because there is only one Goldmember. Goldust got a midget dressed like him and he said that his name is Mini-dust. Booker T was leaving and HHH was standing right in front of him. HHH said that Shawn gave Booker T the sweet chin music, so Booker T gave him a little payback. Booker T said that he doesn’t give a damn about Shawn, but it wasn’t him. HHH says “I see that Goldust introduced you ti his little friend (Mini-dust), and if I catch you lying, I will introduce you to my friend. (HHH shows him the sledgehammer)”

Eric Bischoff is talking on his cell phone. Howard Finkel comes in his office, and Bischoff tells him told hold on. Bischoff ended his call. Howard Finkel says that he’s been impressed by Bischoff, and he says that he’s been announcing for 25 years, and he wants to challenge Lilian Garcia, because he wants his position back. Bischoff gives him the idea to perhaps rotate with Lilian, and he kinda agrees.

SGT. Slaughter is shown ready to fight.

–COMMERCIALS–

A Kane music video was shown.


Test vs SGT. Slaughter

Test comes out with the American flag upside down. Then SGT. Slaughter came out with his American flag. Test hits Slaughter with the flag, and Slaughter falls to the outside. On the outside, Test delivers his boot to the face of Slaughter. then, Test waves the flag to the fans and leaves.

No Contest

–COMMERCIALS–


Booker T & Goldust vs William Regal & Chris Nowinski

Booker T attacks Chris. Then Goldust starts off against Regal. Booker gets the tag. Booker T knocks down Regal and tags Goldust. Regal makes the tag to Chris. Goldust knocks him down and tags back Booker. Booker T delivers a hit and tags back Goldust. Uppercut by Goldust. Regal delivers a cheap shot on Goldust, to allow Chris to gain control. Regal gets the tag and works on Goldust’s arm. Chris gets the tag back. Drop kick by Chris, 1,2 but Booker T broke the count. Regal gets the tag back, and takes down Goldust. Chris gets the tag back (yes that many tags). Double underhook slam by Chris. Regal gets the tag and delivers a couple of shots. Goldust does an inside cradle, but Regal kicked out. Regal continues to work on the arm of Goldust. Chris gets the tag back. Chris tries to go for the drop kick, but misses. Both men are down. Goldust tags Booker T. Booker T is all over Chris Nowinski. Booker knocks down Regal. Booker T delivers a few punches on Chris. Regal comes in and hits Booker T from behind, a tag that Booker T didn’t see. Goldust comes in and clotheslines Chris to the outside. Atomic drop by Goldust on Regal, followed by the scissors kick by Booker T and the 1,2,3. After the match, Goldust asks for the spinaroonie, and Booker T does it.

Winners: Booker T & Goldust


HHH is shown walking with his sledgehammer backstage. He talks to the Un-Americans. He told them not to be scared of him, only to be scared of the Undertaker, because Undertaker is going to kick their ass. HHH asks them if they know anything about the attacker. Christian told him that they were on their way to get Shawn Michaels, but when they arrived, he was already attacked. HHH says that he believes them, but if he finds out they’re lying, he will make the Un-Americans… unconscious!

–COMMERCIALS–


Trish Stratus vs Victoria

Molly Holly joins JR and Lawler.

Match starts with Trish trying to do a full Nelson or something, then she ends up twisting Victoria’s arm, then Victoria reverses it. Roll up by Trish, 1,2 but Victoria kicks out. Trish knocks down Victoria, 1,2 but she kicked out. Victoria somehow injured her leg, and the referee called for help. Then, Victoria kicks Trish in the face, it was all an act for her to gain control of the match. Snap suplex by Victoria, followed by another, 1,2 but Trish kicked out. Knock down by Victoria. Roll up by Trish, 1,2 but Victoria kicked out again. Victoria drives her shoulder into the mid section. Scoop and a slam by Victoria. Sunset flip by Trish, 1,2 but Victoria rolls over and holds on the rope, 1,2,3. After the match, Molly came in and attacked Trish. Trish fought back and delivered the bulldog on Molly.

Winner: Victoria


HHH approaches the Big Show backstage. HHH continues his investigation. Show looks HHH right in the eye and tells him that he didn’t do it, but he wishes that he did.

–COMMERCIALS–


WWE Tag Team Championship
Hardy Boyz vs Christian & Lance Storm

Match starts with Matt and Christian. Both men exchange fists. Matt picks up Christian and drops him, 1,2 but Christian kicked out. Jeff gets the tag. All four men get involved. Storm is beating on Jeff on the outside, then tosses him back in the ring. Christian takes control of the match. Storm gets the tag. Clothesline by Storm, 1,2 but Jeff kicked out. Jeff fights back and tags Matt. Matt knocks down Lance Storm. Matt does a modified Rock bottom on Christian. Matt was going for the twist of Fate, but Christian comes in and hits Matt. Jeff takes care of Christian on the outside. Twist of Fate by Matt on Storm. Jeff goes for the Swanton bomb, 1,2 but Christian pulls out the referee. The referee calls for the bell.

Winners by Disqualification, Hardy Boyz

After the match, Test came, then the Undertaker came and did a small number on the Un-Americans, and then they managed to get up and run away from the Undertaker. They went in their car and left. The Undertaker took a police motorcycle and went after them.

–COMMERCIALS–

Eric Bischoff Segment

Eric Bischoff came out. He said that he loves each and every one of us. He wants to settle the ring announcing issue in a moment. But before that, later tonight, he has a big surprise for HHH that will answer all his questions. Bischoff then addresses Lilian and Howard. Bischoff will show highlights of the movie Triple X, and whoever does the best tag line between Howard and Lilian, will win. Clip was shown. Hoard Finkel: “See Triple X starring Vin Diesel and Samuel Jackson starting this Friday…” Then Lilian does her speech too. Bischoff was impressed by both. Howard says that he has more experience than Lilian, then Lilian bashes him. Bischoff tells them to be a little professional. Bischoff says that they took too long, to be exact, 3 minutes too long. Then TSN goes to commercial right away. Canadian viewers did not get to see what happened. After Bischoff said “Three minutes too long”, the Island Boys came in the ring, then Howard Finkel pushed Lilian to them and left the ring. They beat up Lilian Garcia.

–COMMERCIALS

Lilian Garcia is shown being carried out on a stretcher.


Chris Jericho vs Rob Van Dam

Jericho attacks RVD, then pressures him in the corner and delivers a few hits. RVD fought back. Slingshot by RVD, and Jericho goes flying to the outside. RVD goes flying to the outside and lands on Jericho. RVD tosses Jericho back in. Release German suplex by Jericho. Jericho hammers away on RVD. Suplex by Jericho, followed by an elbow drop. Jericho chokes RVD on the ropes. Jericho tries to remove the padding off the turnbuckle, but referee, Earl Hebner stops Jericho. RVD sneaks up from behind and rolls up Jericho, 1,2 but Jericho kicked out. Jericho takes down RVD by the hair. Jericho applies pressure to the back of RVD. Jericho goes for the lionsault, but RVD had his knees up. Both men are down. Both men get up at the same time, but RVD delivers a super kick. Rolling thunder by Rob Van Dam, 1,2 but Chris Jericho kicked out. Jericho kicks RVD in the back of the head. Jericho regains control of the match. Jericho places RVD in the corner and delivers a few chops. Jericho tries to go for the Walls of Jericho, but RVD does an inside cradle, 1,2 but Jericho kicked out. The referee gets accidently knocked out. Jericho gets a chair and nails RVD. Ric Flair comes in with a steel chair and nails Chris Jericho with it, while the referee is still down. RVD goes on the top rope and does the Five Star Frog Splash. RVD covers, 1,2,3.

Winner: Rob Van Dam


Eric Bischoff is once again shown on the phone. He asks the person on the phone if he likes surprises, apparently the person said yes. Bischoff then tells him, “Wait until you see what surprise I have for Triple H.”

–COMMERCIALS–


Shawn’s Attacker is Revealed!


Eric Bischoff is about to ask HHH to come to the ring, and HHH’s music hits and he comes out right away, before Bischoff even finishes his sentence.

Bischoff says that he has setup a satellite feed from San Antonio. Shawn Michaels is shown on the Titon Tron. HHH asks him how he’s doing and stuff. HHH tries to apologize, and Shawn tells him it’s cool. Bischoff cuts them off and tells them to hurry up. HHH tells him that he’s been investigating all night. HHH asks Shawn if he saw the guy who attacked him. Shawn said he didn’t see the guy, because he was jumped from behind.


Then, Shawn said that the police sent him the footage, and they might find out who did this. They show it at first, but it was all blurry. Shawn said that with the technology these days we are able to see a closer look… They show the footage again, and it looked like HHH at first, then they put a close-up, and they removed the blurry picture and it was Triple H. Triple H admits on attacking Shawn and says that he is glad Shawn found out.


Shawn challenges Triple H, and HHH starts laughing and tells him “You’re gonna talk me to death?”. He tells him to face it, he can’t wrestle. HHH says that he will cripple Shawn. HHH asks him, what if he is crippled and can’t hold his 2-year old son anymore, what if he can’t hold his wife anymore? Shawn says that he knows he isn’t the showstopper anymore, but it’s time to fight. And at SummerSlam he will walk to that ring not to wrestle, but to fight.


There you have it. Shawn Michaels vs Triple H at SummerSlam.

 

WWE RAW Results (July 29, 2002)

The WWE promo hits followed by the WWE logo and a picture of Eric Bischoff.

- They show highlights of Eric Bischoff naming Shawn Michaels as Triple H’s manager. They then show Shawn Michaels walking out followed by Triple H telling him to stay saying he has a plan. They show the reformation of D-Generation X until Triple H hits a pedigree on Shawn Michaels, turning on him.

- The RAW promo hits followed by the pyro going off in the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, North Carolina!

- We get reminded that Rob Van Dam will defend the Intercontinental Title against Chris Benoit and The Rock will be defending the Undisputed Title against Ric Flair.

Eric Bischoff introduces the newest members of RAW
Eric Bischoff gets on the mic and asks if Stephanie will ever learn. Bischoff says that when she stole Brock Lesnar, he told her he would knock her out. Bischoff says tonight she will found out what it is like when Eric Bischoff knocks you out. Bischoff introduces the newest members of the RAW brand…Lance Storm, Christian and Test. Team Canada hits the ring with Test holding up an upside down US flag in the air. Lance Storm gets on the mic and thanks Bischoff for allowing them to speak LIVE. Storm says he has a message for America. Storm says that the upside American Flag represents the upside down american economy and community. Storm brings up Elvis Presley, Marlyin Manroe, Babe Ruth and John Wayne who are the real problem with the american society. Christian gets on the mic and says he agrees with Lance. Christian calls the Americans cold and ignorant. Christian asks why every teenager can list every Britney Spears song rather than the Bill of Rights. Christian asks why teenagers spend their time sucking down Big Mac’s and look up porn sites. Storm gets on the mic and says he knows what America is all about, Eric Bischoff. Storm says Bischoff took advantages of this country to make it better. HBK’s music hits. HBK says he wants Triple H and to forget about what they are talking about. HBK asks Bischoff if Triple H is even here tonight. HBK says tonight he will exercise his American right to beat Triple H up from pillar to post. Bischoff says that he will let Triple H know what he said when he gets here. Test tells HBK to leave and calls him a hasbeen. HBK says that he knows they are mad because he beat up their little Canadian hero…Bret Hart. HBK tells everyone in the ring to do what Bret Hart had to do and that is learn to deal with it. HBK tells Bischoff he wants Triple H tonight and leaves. Bischoff apologizes to Team Canada for the interruption. Storm gets back on the mic and says they didn’t come back to RAW to just be spectators. Storm says they will make an impact tonight and it will be very un-American.

– COMMERCIAL –

- Backstage, Eric Bischoff is shown talking with Eddie Guerrero. He tells Guerrero to do his best because tonight is his night. An arena security guard comes up and tells Bischoff that a woman in a limo is in the parking lot wanting to talk to him. Bischoff tells the security guard to tell that bitch…Bischoff then says he will go outside and confront her himself instead.

Booker T vs. Eddie Guerrero
Match starts with both men locking up followed by Guerrero throwing Booker T into the corner. Guerrero hits a few hard punches followed by Booker lifting Guerrero into the air and throwing him back down hard. Booker hits a big spinning heel kick followed by going for the cover but Guerrero kicks out after two. Booker goes for another spinning heel kick but Guerrero counters out of it and hits a big back suplex. Guerrero backs Booker into the corner and hits a few hard shoulder blocks. Booker gets back on his feet but Guerrero hits a big elbow to the lower back. Guerrero hits a big snapmare take over followed by locking on a modified verision of the camel clutch. Booker tries to fight out of it but Guerrero hits a few hard punches knocking Booker back down. Guerrero goes for the cover but only gets a two count. Guerrero rolls up Booker’s shoulders on the ground but gets another two count. Guerrero nails Booker’s head off the corner followed by hitting a few punches and kicks to the lower back. Guerrero attempts to take the padding off the top turnbuckle but doesn’t get it all the way off. Booker fights back with some hard punches followed by a back body drop. Booker hits a big charging spinning heel kick followed by going for the cover but Guerrero kicks out after two. Booker hits some hard chops but Guerrero comes back with a nice head scissors take down. Guerrero goes back to the corner and takes the rest of the padding off the top turnbuckle. Guerrero picks up Booker, throws him into the corner, Booker stops himself, Guerrero charges but Booker lifts him into the air and Guerrero connects with the exposed turnbuckle. Guerrero gets on one knee but Booker hits the head scissors! Booker goes for the cover and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner: Booker T

- Eric Bischoff goes out to the limo in the parking lot. Bischoff opens up the door but Moolah and Mae Young are inside. Bischoff tells them to get out of his arena and shuts the door. Bischoff walks away angry.

– COMMERCIAL –

- Shawn Michaels is shown looking in the backstage area for Triple H. He goes inside the locker room which has Booker T and Goldust inside. Booker said he saw HBK get his ass pedigreed last week. HBK says what happened between them was business and wasn’t personal. HBK walks away. Booker says it sounds like HBK is wanting a fight. Goldust says he can dig that, sucka followed by doing his usual taunt routine.

- Following the entrances of Bubba Ray Dudley & Trish Stratus, Molly Holly gets on the mic and says she knows Trish asked for this re-match. Molly brings up that William Regal is injured so Eric Bischoff has found a suitable replacement…the Big Show.

Intergender Tag Team Match
Bubba Ray Dudley & Trish Stratus vs. Big Show & Molly Holly
Match starts with Molly Holly taking out Trish Stratus from behind. Molly hits a quick snap suplex followed by going for the cover but Trish kicks out after two. Molly hits a big arm drag takedown on Trish but Trish fights back with some hard punches. Molly takes down Trish and she tags in Big Show. Big Show goes for an elbow drop on Trish but Trish moves out of the way and tags in Bubba Ray Dudley. Bubba Ray goes for punches on Big Show but Big Show takes him down with some big punches to the head. Big Show picks up Bubba Ray with his injured arm and holds him over his back. Big Show grabs Bubba Ray again with his injured arm and flips him. Big Show hits a big elbow chop to the back of Bubba Ray followed by Big Show missing a big boot in the corner. Molly gets the tag and Bubba Ray takes her down with an arm drag. Trish gets the tag and hits a big kick on Molly followed by going for the cover but only getting a two count. Molly climbs up the top rope but Trish hits her big standing huricanranna. Trish goes for the cover but only gets a two count on Molly. Molly throws Trish into the corner and Big Show takes her out. Bubba Ray takes out Big Show followed by taking Molly down. Trish climbs up the top rope but Big Show gets in and takes down Bubba Ray. Molly gets on her feet, climbs up the top rope and hits a big superplex from the top rope. Molly goes for the cover but only gets a two count. On the outside, Bubba Ray takes out Big Show with the steel steps. In the ring, Molly climbs up the top rope and goes for the Molly-Go-Round but Trish moves out of the way. Bubba Ray gets in, puts Molly on his shoulders, Trish climbs the top rope and hits a big clothesline! Trish goes for the cover and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winners: Bubba Ray Dudley & Trish Stratus

- After the match, Big Show gives Bubba Ray Dudley the chokeslam while knocking Trish down. Big Show goes to the outside and slides a table into the ring. Big Show sets it up and Trish gets in the ring with a steel chair. Big Show grabs Trish to chokeslam her. Big Show lifts Trish into the air but Bubba Ray breaks it up by nailing a steel chair over the back of Big Show. Bubba Ray pulls out Trish and carries her to the back.

– COMMERCIAL –

- Shawn Michaels is shown once again looking for Triple H. Big Show confronts him asking if he saw what just happened to him in the ring. HBK says he didn’t because he didn’t have time. Big Show says he will make sure HBK has time later.

- Ric Flair is shown talking with Jeff Hardy. He says he is very impressed with watching Jeff each week. Eric Bischoff walks up and Flair asks Bischoff why he has to keep risking the health of Jeff each week. Bischoff says he loves Jeff as Jeff walks away. Flair says he learned a lot from Bischoff and that he leaves the biggest moments for the last part of the show and tonight, he will do the same after his match with The Rock. Mae Young walks up trying to kiss Bischoff but Bishoff pushes her away. Moolah tells Bischoff that if he doesn’t give her a chance to promote her new book, Mae will keep on kissing him. Bischoff says he will give Moolah the chance the plug her new book tonight. Bischoff then tells Mae Young that her breath smells bad.

– COMMERCIAL –

WWE Hardcore Title
Bradshaw (c) vs. Jeff Hardy
Match starts with both men locking up followed by Bradshaw backing Jeff in the corner and hitting some hard punches and kicks. Bradshaw hits a big scoop slam on Jeff followed by an elbow drop. Bradshaw goes for the cover but Jeff kicks out after two. Bradshaw picks up Jeff and Jeff counters into a roll-up but Bradshaw kicks out after two. Jeff goes off the ropes and charges at Bradshaw but Bradshaw catches him and gives him a big fallaway slam. Jeff rolls to the outside and Bradshaw follows. Bradshaw throws Jeff into the steel steps with impact. Bradshaw grabs the steel steps and throws it into the ring. Bradshow throws a few weapons into the ring and throws Jeff in. Jeff gets on his feet and nails Bradshaw with a trash can followed by going for the cover but Bradshaw kicks out after two. Jeff hits Bradshaw with the trash can again, goes off the ropes and Bradshaw connects with a big boot. Bradshaw gets up on the steel steps with Jeff and looks to hit a piledriver but Jeff counters and hits a back body drop on Bradshaw. Jeff climbs to the outside and slides in a ladder. Jeff nails the ladder over the back of Bradshaw followed by setting it up close to the corner. Jeff turns around and Bradshaw nails him with the steel steps. Bradshaw throws Jeff into the corner, Jeff climbs up and hits a big corkscrew moonsault! Bradshaw gets on his feet quickly though and nails Jeff with a trash can lid. Bradshaw throws out the referee. Jeff gets on his feet and hits Bradshaw a few times with the trash can lid as well. Jeff climbs up the ladder with the trash can lid as Bradshaw follows. Jeff hits a few shots with the trash can lid allowing Bradshaw to fall off. Jeff climbs up the ladder, jumps and connects with the Senton Bomb! Jeff covers Bradshaw, the referee rolls in and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner & NEW Hardcore Champion: Jeff Hardy

Johnny “The Bull” Stamboli hits the ring and takes out Jeff with a big spinebuster. Stamboli goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner & NEW Hardcore Champion: Johnny “The Bull” Stamboli

Tommy Dreamer hits the ring with a singapore cane in hand and nails Johnny Stamboli with it. Tommy goes for the cover and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner & NEW Hardcore Champion: Tommy Dreamer

- Tommy Dreamer takes the Hardcore Title and leaves through the crowd. Bradshaw yells at Dreamer from the ring.

- William Regal is shown backstage talking with Team Canada talking about their speech. He brings up his injury and says he should go get a massage. Chris Benoit walks out of his dressing room and Team Canada wishes him luck and hopes he brings home the gold. Benoit says he doesn’t need luck tonight.

– COMMERCIAL –

JVC TOWER OF POWER: Highlights from last week on RAW when Rob Van Dam defeated Jeff Hardy in a Ladder Match to unify the WWE Intercontinental and European Championships.

WWE Intercontinental Title
Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Chris Benoit
Match starts with both men locking up followed by Benoit backing RVD into the corner. RVD gets out of the corner and both men exchange numerous arm locks. RVD misses a spinning heel kick when Benoit ducks and both men circle the ring staring each other down. Both men lockup again and Benoit hits a big snapmare on RVD but RVD gets back on his feet and hits a spinning heel kick taking Benoit down. Benoit hits a big kick to the gut of RVD followed by catching an elbow to the face from RVD in the corner. RVD hits a big cross body from the second rope on Benoit and goes for the cover but Benoit kicks out after two. Benoit gets knocked to the outside from RVD. Benoit gets back on his feet and RVD jumps over the top rope connecting with Benoit on the outside. RVD throws Benoit back into the ring and hits a big leg drop by jumping over the top rope. Benoit fights back with some punches, RVD throws Benoit into the ropes, RVD ducks but Benoit stops himself and hits a baseball slide to the head of RVD. Benoit picks up RVD and hits a big shoulder breaker. Benoit picks up RVD once again and throws him into the corner. RVD attempts to get up while on one knee but Benoit applies a submission to the left arm of RVD. Benoit holds onto the ropes for more leverage and the referee doens’t see it for the first time but sees it a second time and breaks up the hold. RVD fights out of the submission but Benoit kicks him in the gut and hits a northern lights suplex into a bridge, 1, 2, RVD kicks out. Benoit picks up RVD and throws him into the corner with impact. Benoit picks up RVD and hits a big back suplex. Benoit goes for the cover but RVD kicks out after two. Benoit throws RVD into the corner, Benoit charges, RVD hits a boot followed by rolling up Benoit in a pin but Benoit kicks out after two. Benoit takes down RVD with a modifed russian leg sweep and goes for the cover but RVD barely kicks out after two. Benoit throws RVD into the ropes, RVD flips over the back of Benoit, Benoit goes for a kick to the gut but RVD holds his leg and hits a big spinning heel kick. Both men get back on their feet, Benoit hits a kick to the gut, RVD fights back with some forearms. Benoit hits his own pair of forearms, RVD jumps up the second rope and hits a big kick to the face. RVD goes off the ropes and hits the rolling thunder. RVD goes for the cover, Benoit kicks out after two. Benoit almost takes down RVD into the Crippler Crossface but RVD hits a spinning heel kick. RVD climbs up the top rope, jumps but Benoit rolls out of the way and RVD misses the Five Star Frog Splash. RVD picks up Benoit but Benoit quickly takes down RVD and applies the Crippler Crossface! RVD starts to slide reaching for the ropes. RVD gives up using his arm to break the hold and uses his foot instead. Benoit lets off the Crippler Crossface and hits a few hard kicks to the back of RVD. Benoit pulls RVD to the center of the ring, RVD hits some hard kicks, RVD rolls up Benoit, Benoit kicks out after two, Benoit takes down RVD again and applies the Crippler Crossface! RVD somehow fights out of it and rolls to the other side of the ring but Benoit grabs him in the process, rolls him up and uses the ropes for leverage; 1, 2, 3!

Winner & NEW Intercontinental Champion: Chris Benoit

– COMMERICIAL –

- Shawn Michaels tells a security guard to let him know when Triple H arrives at the arena.

- Eric Bischoff is shown introducing Moolah and her new book. Moolah and Mae Young come out and enter the ring. Bischoff tells Moolah that it is her time now to talk about anything she wants but she has 3 minutes. Moolah starts to talk but Bischoff cuts her off and tells her that she has 2 minutes. Moolah talks about Cyndi Lauper but Bischoff cuts her off again. Mae Young tries to get on the mic to talk about Hank Williams but Bischoff stops it and says they just aren’t entertaining him. Bischoff asks Moolah if the book is done and she says yes. Bischoff says that is good because she is about to experience the last chapter. The Island Boyz hit the ring and attack Moolah and Mae Young. They take out Moolah in the corner followed by hitting a scoop slam on Mae Young and a big splash from the top rope. Eric Bischoff laughs at what just went down and introduces The Island Boyz to the fans in attendance.

– COMMERCIAL –

- We come back from commercial and paramedics are shown taking Moolah and Mae Young out of the ring. Eric Bischoff gets on the mic in the ring and says he knew they would make a “big splash” tonight. Bischoff says he knows it was mean but he wanted to make a point to show who is in charge around here. The Undertaker’s music hits. Undertaker makes his way down the entrance ramp and gets into the ring. Undertaker gets on the mic and asks Bischoff is he just heard him say that because he is Eric Bischoff, things happen at the snap of his fingers. Undertaker challenges Bischoff to snap his fingers right now. Christopher Nowinski’s music hits and he gets on the mic. He tells Bischoff to not take what The Undertaker is doing and saying to him. Nowinski demands Undertaker apologize to both himself and Bischoff tonight. Bischoff gets on the mic and makes a match between Nowinski and Undertaker. Nowinski then gets mad and switches gears saying Undertaker doesn’t have to fight him just because he said so. Undertaker says Nowinski is right, he doesn’t have to fight him, but he will anyways.

The Undertaker vs. Christopher Nowinski
Match starts with Undertaker taking down Nowinski with a big punch followed by charging at Nowinski in the corner but catching an elbow. Undertaker goes for the chokeslam but Nowinski fights out of it. Undertaker gets back on his feet and Nowinski takes him down with a big drop kick. Nowinski goes for the cover but Undertaker kicks out after two. Undertaker gets back on his feet and takes down Nowinski with a big boot. Undertaker twists the arm of Nowinski and hits his “old school” elbow drop from the top rope. Undertaker picks up Nowinski, kicks him in the gut, lifts him into the air and connects with the Last Ride. Undertaker goes for the cover and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner: The Undertaker

- After the match, Team Canada hits the ring. They attack The Undertaker in the corner. Test hits a few elbows in the corner but Undertaker fights back taking out Test. The rest of Team Canada help Test take out Undertaker. They hold up Undertaker and Test hits a huge big boot. Test taunts Undertaker followed by holding him up. Both Lance Storm and Christian hit two big con-chair-to’s on Undertaker knocking him out. Test gets on the mic and tells the fans that here lies their American Badass. Test waves the upside down American Flag above The Undertaker.

– COMMERCIAL –

- Backstage, Team Canada is shown talking about how they just took out The Undertaker. Lance Storm mentions they still have one more piece of business to take care of.

- The Rock is shown backstage with The Coach with the Undisputed Title over his shoulder. Coach brings up Team Canada making an impact tonight and he asks if Rock can do the same against Ric Flair tonight. The Rock cuts off The Coach…FINALLY The Rock has come back to Greensboro. The Rock brings up it is good being interviewed by someone normal for once. The Rock brings up The Coach spending the night with cow’s but Coach cuts him off asking what he means. The Rock says he knows what he means, LIVE TV, lets move on. The Coach cuts off The Rock again and still doesn’t know what he is talking about. The Rock brings up how The Coach is from Kansas and how he gets drunk and plays with animals. The Rock says The Coach also likes to incorporate his microphone with his cow Bessy. The Rock impersonates The Coach sticking his microphone up a cow. The Coach brings it up that it was just one night and that was it. The Rock says he was kidding and he calls The Coach a sick freak. The Rock says he sees a cow, The Coach looks and The Rock pushes him out of the way. The Rock brings up how Brock Lesnar is trying to play mind games with him how he threw down his title last week on RAW. The Rock simply tells Brock Lesnar to bring it at SummerSlam. The Rock brings up his match with “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair tonight. The Rock says he would have never thought he would be in the ring this year with both Hulk Hogan and now Ric Flair. The Rock describes the match tonight by simply going…WOOOOOOOOOO. The Rock says the match tonight will be a classic…if ya smell what The Rock…The Rock walks around struting like Ric Flair and comes back to the camera…is cookin’!

– COMMERCIAL –

Triple H, Shawn Michaels Segment
Triple H’s music hits. Triple H walks down the entrance ramp fast, rolls into the ring and gets on the mic. Triple H says he knows HBK is in the parking lot waiting. Triple H says he doesn’t solve problems in parking lots, he does it in the ring. Triple H says he solved the problem last week by pedigreeing his ass in the ring. Triple H explains why he did what he did last week. Triple H says it was his idea for him to be his manager but that was asking a little too much. Triple H says HBK couldn’t lower himself and give up the spotlight for him. Triple H says it is time to face facts and the fact is The Game has past you by. Triple H says he is now the showstopper, he is now the icon. Triple H says HBK’s career in this ring is over. Triple H says HBK’s back is busted up and his mind his more handicapped than his body. Triple H asks HBK if he really thinks he could be in the ring with him and be his equal. Triple H says last Monday night was a reality check for him and his career is now over. Triple H says all HBK has left is his pride and all is pride can do is get him hurt. Triple H says he is going no where. Triple H says HBK has two choices, he can listen to his pride and come down to the ring OR he can put his pride aside and accept the fact that his career is over and stand by his side. A WWE official walks up from outside of the ring and tells Triple H something and Triple H leaves the ring right away. Triple H is shown backstage walking out to the parking lot. A group of people are shown standing around Shawn Michaels who is on the ground with his face all bloody. They show a car that is parked nearby with a big hole in the drivers window with blood on it. Triple H tells people to go get help.

– COMMERCIAL –

- We come back from commercial and paramedics are shown taking Shawn Michaels away on a stretcher and loading him into an ambulance. Eric Bischoff walks up looking on and tells Triple H that they must not be friends anymore after seeing this. Triple H tells Bischoff he didn’t do this and says f*ck you.

Non-Title Match
The Rock vs. Ric Flair
Match starts with both men locking up followed by Flair getting a headlock applied. Flair goes off the ropes, hits a shoulder block, but Rock takes him down with a big arm drag. Rock sends Flair into the ropes and hits a big back body drop. Flair gets up in the corner staring down Rock. Both men lock up again but The Rock hits a big shoulder block followed by Flair hitting three big arm drags. The Rock falls to the outside attempting to regroup as Flair did previously in the corner. The Rock gets up on the ring apron and enters the ring. Rock eventually backs Flair into the corner and hits a big punch getting a booing reaction from the crowd. Rock hits a few chops followed by struting like Flair. Flair comes back with some chops of his own followed by a big one off the ropes. Flair clothesline Rock to the outside over the top rope. Flair gives Rock some hard chops to the chest on the outside. Flair rolls Rock back into the ring and Flair hits a big heel drop. Flair goes to apply the Figure Four Leg Lock but The Rock fights out of it. The fans respond with many boo’s as The Rock looks on. The Rock hits a few punches to Flair in the corner as Flair walks towards Rock dazed. The Rock picks up Flair and connects with the spinebuster. The Rock goes for The People’s Elbow but Flair trips him up and goes to apply the Figure Four Leg Lock. The Rock breaks that up and locks on the Sharpshooter. Flair refuses to tap out and reaches the ropes. Rock grabs Flair by the legs and pulls him off the ropes. Flair gets back on his feet and hits a big chop on The Rock followed by applying the Figure Four Leg Lock! The Rock refuses to tap out and reaches the ropes. Flair picks up Rock and hits a few chops but Rock fights back with some punches. Flair responds with punches of his own followed by a big right taking Rock down. Flair struts around the ring but Rock flips up. Flair charges at Rock, Rock catches him and hits the Rock Bottom. The Rock goes for the cover and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner: The Rock

- After the match, The Rock grabs the Undisputed Title and throws it over his shoulder. The Rock goes to leave but doesn’t. Rock walks over to Flair and both men shake hands. The Rock goes to leave again but Flair holds him back and holds up the arm of The Rock. The Rock walks up the entrance ramp and holds up the Undisputed Title high in the air.

- Ric Flair gets on the mic and says thank you to the fans who are cheering him. Flair says he has a very important announcement to make tonight. Flair gets cut off when Chris Jericho’s music and pyro hits. The camera focuses on the entrance way but Jericho is no where to be found. Ric Flair turns around in the ring and Chris Jericho nails him with a steel chair. Jericho gets on the mic and says the only announcement that matters tonight is that RAW IS JERICHO. RAW goes off the air with Jericho raising his hands in the air…

 

WWE RAW Results (July 22, 2002)

- The WWE promo hits followed by the WWE logo and a picture of Eric Bischoff.

- The RAW promo hits followed by the pyro going off in the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan!

- They point out that Jim Ross and Jerry “The King” Lawler’s position at ringside has been changed to sitting by the entrance ramp, thanks to Eric Bischoff.

Eric Bischoff, Triple H, Shawn Michaels Segment
Eric Bischoff’s music hits followed by Bischoff making his way down to the ring. Bischoff gets on the mic and says he is proud to present the new WWE Undisputed Champion The Rock tonight. Bischoff says that isn’t all. Bischoff says he is bringing in the man that will make this show #1, the man who he stole from Stephanie McMahon last night, Triple H. Triple H’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. Bischoff gets on the mic and says that tonight…Triple H cuts him off. Triple H gets on the mic and says tonight he brings his best friend, the showstopper, the icon, Shawn Michaels! HBK’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring, hugging Triple H. Bischoff gets on the mic and says tonight, I, Eric Bischoff, bring you the combination of Triple H and Shawn Michaels. Bischoff says thats not all. Tonight, here on RAW, Bischoff will name Shawn Michaels to be the manager of Triple H. Bischoff says from now on when you see Triple H in action, you will see Shawn Michaels in his corner. Bischoff says that when you see Triple H in Hollywood, you will see Shawn Michaels with him in a supporting role. Bischoff says whenver you see Triple H, Shawn Michaels will not be far behind. HBK gets on the mic and says he knows Bischoff doesn’t know him that well and he has no problem with Bischoff naming him Triple H’s manager. HBK says he does have a problem with Eric Bischoff telling him what to do. Bischoff says he will do what he is told because he is Eric Bischoff. Bischoff says HBK doesn’t have the stroke around here anymore a few years ago when he was pushing around Vince McMahon. Bischoff says he isn’t Vince McMahon. HBK says he knows he is Eric Bischoff but he better realize that he is Shawn Michaels. HBK says he needs no stroke, he has been here for 15 years. HBK says he is sorry to Triple H but when it comes to listening to what people say to him, he will take his way or the highway and he will take the highway. HBK leaves the ring and walks away. Bischoff says he hopes HBK knows what he is doing because he won’t get a chance to come back if he walks out. Bischoff tells Triple H to leave and talk some sense into HBK. Triple H leaves. Bischoff says moving along. Bischoff says tonight he will unify the WWE Intercontinental and European Championships tonight between the Rob Van Dam and Jeff Hardy in a Ladder Match.

They cut to Shawn Michaels attempting to leave the arena when Triple H cuts him off. He asks HBK what the hell he is doing. HBK says that Triple H knows that HBK doesn’t have to listen to anybody. Triple H asks HBK why he would just pick up and leave like that. Triple H asks HBK if it would be that hard to be his manager. Triple H tells HBK to not pick up things and leave like Stone Cold Steve Austin did (this gets a big reaction from the crowd). Triple H says he has a plan and if it can come together, it will be huge. HBK agrees with Triple H and doesn’t leave but tells Triple H that it better be good.

– COMMERCIAL –

Unification Match – WWE Intercontinental & European Title’s – Ladder Match
Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Jeff Hardy (c)
Match starts with both men locking up followed by RVD taking down Jeff. Jeff gets back on his feet and both men lockup again. Jeff gets a headlock on RVD followed by RVD hitting a big dropkick on Jeff. Jeff backs RVD into the corner and hits a few punches and kicks. RVD throws Jeff into the corner, Jeff jumps, RVD catches Jeff’s feet on his shoulders, Jeff flips and hits a big huricanranna. Jeff goes to the outside and gets a ladder but RVD kicks it into the face of Jeff. RVD climbs up onto the ring apron and hits a moonsault on Jeff! RVD slides a ladder into the ring, sets it up, climbs but Jeff gets in and pulls him down. RVD throws Jeff into the ropes, RVD attempts a monkey flip but Jeff stops himself and hits a double leg drop onto RVD. Jeff goes to climb up the ladder but RVD pulls him off. RVD grabs the ladder, Jeff jumps and dropkicks it into the face of RVD. Both men go to the outside and get ladders. They slam each other with both once. They back up, repeat it but RVD drops his. RVD hits a big dropkick to the chest of Jeff off the ladder. Jeff lands on his back on the ladder. RVD goes off the ropes and hits the Rolling Thunder! RVD sets up a ladder, climbs, reaches, Jeff climbs up and hits a russian leg sweep from the top of the ladder to the ring. Jeff puts a ladder on the chest of RVD, gets up on the turnbuckle, jumps and hits a Swanton Bomb! Jeff climbs up the ladder, reaches, RVD climbs up the opposite side, both men exchange punches, RVD grabs Jeff and hits a sunset flip from the top of the ladder! RVD hits a quick spinning leg drop followed by another Rolling Thunder, which saw Jeff sitting on top of a ladder! RVD grabs the other ladder, sets it up under the belts, climbs, Jeff grabs the other ladder and smacks RVD with it. Jeff sets up the ladder, climbs, reaches, RVD hits a few big kicks followed by a big kick which saw Jeff fall off the ladder onto the ring. RVD looks down at Jeff, jumps off the ladder and hits a big splash! RVD gets back on his feet, climbs up the ladder, reaches and grabs the Intercontinental Title!

Winner & Unified Intercontinental & European Champion: Rob Van Dam

- After the match, Rob Van Dam helps Jeff Hardy to his feet. RVD grabs his Intercontinental Title and celebrates for the fans in attendance.

– COMMERCIAL –

- Christopher Nowinski comes down the ring and gets on the mic. Nowinski thanks Eric Bischoff for allowing him to come out here and get some thing off of his chest. Nowinski says ever since he made his debut, he can’t understand why the fans hate him because he is Harvard graduate. Nowinski says the fans should be excited for what he will bring to future WWE superstars and WWE fans. The Undertaker’s music hits and cuts off Nowinski. The Undertaker rides his motorcycle around the ring, parks it and gets into the ring. Undertaker stares down Nowinski. Nowinski tells Undertaker he knows he has something to say because he lost his title last night. Nowinski hands him the mic, goes to leave but Undertaker holds him back. Undertaker hits a few knees to the gut followed by a splash in the corner. Undertaker picks up Nowinski, kicks him in the gut, lifts him into the air and connects with The Last Ride! The Undertaker leaves the ring.

- Eric Bischoff is shown backstage talking about The Undertaker to…Rhyno. He tells Rhyno that after 9 months of his recovery, he would be more than happy to have him on RAW. Rhyno thanks him and says he will be in touch.

- Both D-Lo Brown and Shawn Stasiak walk up to Eric Bischoff asking for a minute of his time. Bischoff says he is busy and can’t talk. D-Lo stops him again and just asks for a chance. Stasiak agrees. Bischoff asks then if they heard the cliche “be careful what you wish for.” Both D-Lo and Stasiak says they have heard it before and Bischoff says good because tonight he has a 3 minute spot to fill. Bischoff tells them not to bore him and entertain because if they don’t entertain, he will be forced to do something he doesn’t want to do.

– COMMERCIAL –

Intergender Tag Team Match
Bubba Ray Dudley & Trish Stratus vs. William Regal & Molly Holly
Match starts with Bubba Ray and William Regal. Both men lockup and Rega hits a few punches to Bubba Ray’s injured arm. Bubba Ray fights back with a big back body drop and taking down Regal with a clothesline. Regal crawls over to Molly Holly and tags her in. Bubba Ray goes to tag Trish but he stops himself. Molly lifts one arm to start a power struggle but Bubba Ray keeps lifting both arms up in the air confusing Molly. Trish gets the tag and takes down Molly with a clothesline. Trish hits a big dropkick followed by Regal pulling down Trish by her hair from the ring apron. Molly picks up Trish and hits a northern lights suplex, goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Regal gets the tag and Molly holds Trish back. He leans back looking to punch Trish but doesn’t do it. Regal instead grabs Trish and flips her over and goes for the pin but he sits up. Regal goes to stomp Trish in the face but decides not to do it. He instead gives Trish a big knee followed by knocking Bubba Ray off the ring apron. Molly gets the tag and goes to dropkick Trish but hits Regal. Trish tags in Bubba Ray and Molly tags Regal back in. Bubba Ray takes down Regal with a big clothesline followed by working on him in the corner. Trish gets the tag and hits a big huricanranna from Molly who was sitting on the top rope. Bubba Ray gives Regal a scoop slam, keeps his legs wide, Trish climbs up to the top rope, jumps and hits a headbutt to the lower region of Regal. Bubba Ray then signals to Trish to get the tables but goes to get them instead. Back in the ring, Regal gives Trish a big back suplex from behind followed by locking on the STF which makes Trish tap out.

Winners: William Regal & Molly Holly

- Eric Bischoff is shown telling someone that the 3 minutes is up and it is time for them to entertain. Bischoff walks away and Chris Benoit is shown walking down a hallway. Bischoff greets Benoit and says it is great to have him on RAW. Bischoff then sets up a match tonight between Chris Benoit and Booker T with the winner becoming the #1 contender for the new unified Intercontinental Championship, whose champion is Rob Van Dam. Benoit smiles at the idea and Bischoff walks away.

- The Rock is shown making his way to the arena with the WWE Undipusted Title.

– COMMERCIAL –

STACKER 2 BURN OF THE NIGHT: Highlights from Tommy Dreamer & Steven Richard’s Singapore Cane match last week on RAW.

The Rock, Eddie Guerrero Segment
The Rock’s music hits followed by The Rock making his way down to the ring and celebrating in the corners with the WWE Undisputed Title. FINALLY The Rock has come back to Grand Rapids! The Rock says that he won’t be riding motorcyles with The Undertaker or drinking milk with Kurt Angle but he would like to say thank you for making that match the best match he has ever seen. The Rock says that tonight he told Eric Jerkoff that he was going to come to RAW, LIVE, as the new Undisputed Champion. Eddie Guerrero’s music hits and cuts off The Rock. Guerrero gets on the mic and asks Rock who he thinks he is. Guerrero says he has a problem with The Rock. Guerrero says he has two little girls at home and they worship the ground that their father walks on. Guerrero says the other night when he walked in the room to say goodnight to them, he saw a poster of The Rock. Guerrero calls Rock a bigshot, a big movie star. Guerrero says he knew in his heart that he had to teach them a lesson. Guerrero says he took the poster and ripped it up. The Rock cuts off Guerrero and calls him a sick freak. The Rocks says he is no movie star just because he did a few movies. He says Guerrero is the real movie star and he has always wondered one thing, if Guerrero was Cheech or Chong. Guerrero says Rock respects no one. Guerrero says the reality is that The Rock is jealous of him. Guerrero says everyone knows he is a better wrestler, better looking and that he has the hottest haircut going today; the mullet. Guerrero says it should be called the People’s Mullet. The Rock says Guerrero looks like Billy Ray Cyrus had sex with a retarded hiena (sp?). Guerrero laughs and says The Rock is funny. Guerrero says he is tired of getting dis-respected and it will stop tonight because he wants a match with The Rock tonight for the WWE Undisputed Title. The Rock says he doesn’t speak Spanish very well but he will anyways. The Rock sings a song with a Spanish beat saying how he will beat Eddie Guerrero tonight. Guerrero gets mad and says he wants to kick his ass right now. The Rock cuts off Guerrero and says tonight he will kick his candy ass if you smell what The Rock is cookin’!

The Rock goes to leave when Brock Lesnar’s music hits. Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman make his way down the entrance ramp past The Rock ignoring him. The Rock turns around and stares down Lesnar as Lesnar gets into the ring.

Singapore Cane Match
Brock Lesnar vs. Tommy Dreamer
Match starts with Tommy Dreamer throwing one of the canes at Lesnar followed by hitting a few times with his. Lesnar rolls to the outside as Dreamer gets up onto the ring apron. Dreamer jumps, Lesnar blocks the cane shot and gives him a big overhead belly to belly suplex on the outside! Lesnar irish whips Dreamer into the steel steps with force. Lesnar throws Dreamer back into the ring and throws him hard into the corner, causing Dreamer to bounce off and fall down. Dreamer gets on his feet, Lesnar charges at him, throws him into the other corner and Lesnar charges at him again. Lensar picks up Dreamer and hits a big backbreaker but still holds onto him. Lesnar lifts Dreamer into the air and hits another big backbreaker, this time letting him go. Lesnar throws Dreamer into the corner, Lesnar charges, Dreamer moves out of the way, Lesnar turns around and hits a DDT! Dreamer goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Dreamer gets the cane and hits Lesnar with it on the ground. Lesnar gets back on his feet quickly however, grabs Dreamer, picks him up and connects with the F-5! Lesnar goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner: Brock Lesnar

- After the match, The Undertaker slides into the ring and picks up a singapore cane. Brock Lesnar turns around and Undertaker slaps it across the gut of Lesnar! Undertaker turns around nails the singapore cane over the back of Lesnar which causes him to fall to the outside. Lesnar gets back on his feet favoring his back leaving the arena with Paul Heyman at his side.

– COMMERCIAL –

- Shawn Michaels is shown making his way down a hallway. Big Show cuts him off and says he remembers how he gave him a superkick a few weeks ago. Big Show also mentions that at the time, he was with the nWo. But since Kevin Nash is injured and the nWo is no more, he doesn’t look that intimidating. Shawn Michaels agrees and says that he hasn’t been in the ring for a while now and he doesn’t know if he can defend himself. Big Show laughs and walks away.

- Eric Bischoff is shown standing at the top of the RAW entranceway. He tells D-Lo Brown and Shawn Stasiak that they have 3 minutes.

D-Lo Brown vs. Shawn Stasiak
Match starts with D-Lo hitting a quick scoop slam and going for the pin but Stasiak kicks out after two. D-Lo sends Stasiak into the ropes, D-Lo hits a spinning heel kick, D-Lo goes for the pin but Stasiak kicks out again after two. Stasiak throws D-Lo into the ropes, D-Lo comes off the ropes and hits a huge powerslam. Stasiak goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Stasiak applies a submission but Eric Bischoff is not pleased and he begins the countdown.

Then The Island Boys, WWE developmental guys, hit the ring and take out D-Lo Brown and Shawn Stasiak. One of the Island Boys climb up the top rope, jump and hit a big splash on D-Lo Brown! Both men leave the ring and slap hands.

– COMMERCIAL –

- Triple H is shown walking into the locker room of Shawn Michaels. He throws a bag at him and tells him to put it on. Shawn Michaels looks in the bag and asks if he is serious and Triple H smiles saying he is very serious.

- Booker T is shown stretching when Goldust walks up. Goldust says Booker is truly the King of the Giant Killers after what he did to the Big Show last night at Vengeance. Booker asks Goldust what he has behind his back. Goldust reveals that it is a Don King wig and puts it on his head. Goldust tells Booker not to get upset. Booker says he isn’t upset and he acts like Don King saying that tonight, the gap-toothed wolverine, will take on the 5-time WCW champion and he will defeat him to become the #1 contender for the new unified Intercontinental Championship…SUCKAAAAA.

– COMMERCIAL –

Winner becomes #1 contender for WWE Intercontinental Title
Booker T vs. Chris Benoit
Match starts with both men locking up followed by Benoit working on Booker T’s arm. Booker counters it into a headlock followed by Benoit throwing him into the ropes and Booker hitting a big shoulder block! Both men lockup again and Booker counters it into working on the left arm of Benoit. Benoit backs Booker into the corner and hits a few charges to the gut. Benoit goes for a clothesline but misses and Booker hits a big superkick. Benoit gets back on his feet and fights back with a few big kicks followed by a backbreaker. Benoit goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Benoit throws Booker into the corner and Booker bounces off with impact. Benoit picks up Booker and hits a quick snap suplex. Benoit goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Benoit fights back with some punches but Booker comes right back with a spinning heel kick. Benoit gets on his feet and hits a few chops to the chest followed giving Booker a big back suplex! Benoit goes to the corner and takes the padding off the middle turnbuckle. Benoit picks up Booker, Booker hits a few chops followed by a big back body drop. Benoit gets on his feet and Booker takes him down with a big clothesline. Booker throws Benoit into the ropes, catches him and hits a big spinebuster. Booker climbs up the top rope, Benoit gets on his feet, Booker jumps and hits a big missle dropkick. Booker goes for the pin, 1, 2, Benoit kicks out. Booker picks up Benoit, kicks him in the gut, goes for the scissors kick but Benoit moves out of the way and gives Booker 4 german suplex’s. Benoit hits a bridge on the forth german suplex but Booker kicks out after two. Benoit throws Booker into the corner but Booker counters it into a roll-up. Booker pins Benoit, 1, 2, Benoit kicks out. Booker gets back on his feet but Benoit takes him down and applies the Crippler Crossface. Booker tries to hold on but he has no choice and taps out.

Winner: Chris Benoit

– COMMERCIAL –

- We come back from commericial and Eric Bischoff is at the announcer’s table with Jim Ross and Jerry “The King” Lawler.

Big Show vs. Spike Dudley
Match starts with Spike jumping at Big Show but bouncing right back down. Big Show kicks Spike on the ground a few times followed by putting his foot on Spike and stepping over him. Big Show hits a big elbow to the back of Spike followed by slapping his hand around his neck, lifting him in the air and connecting with the chokeslam! Big Show goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner: Big Show

- After the match, Eric Bischoff stands up and signals Big Show to get a table. Big Show leaves the ring and gets a table from under the ring. Big Show slides it back in, sets it up and picks up Spike Dudley. Bubba Ray Dudley runs out and gives Big Show a low blow, allowing Spike to fall onto the table. Bubba Ray goes to throw Big Show into the ropes but Big Show punches the injured arm of Bubba Ray. Big Show picks up Bubba Ray, while Spike is still on the table, and chokeslams him through the table onto Spike!

- A close up shot of Triple H’s locker room is shown.

– COMMERCIAL –

Is D-Generation X back?
We come back from commercial and the classic “D-Generation X” music hits. Both Triple H and Shawn Michaels appear with DX t-shirts on posing at the top of the entrance way. Both men get into the ring, pose and do the usual 4 DX poses with the green “X” pyro shooting off behind them. HBK gets on the mic and says OH MY. HBK says that just when you thought it was safe to turn on the wrestling show, look who is back in town, D-Generation X! Triple H gets on the mic and says ARE YOU READY. I SAID ARE YOU READY. Then, for the thouands in attendance, for the millions watching at home, llllllllllllllllet’s great ready to SUCK IT! Then, out of no where, Triple H kicks Shawn Michaels in the gut and hits the Pedigree! Triple H tears up his DX t-shirt and throws it on Shawn Michaels. Triple H leaves the ring and walks away.

– COMMERCIAL –

- Triple H is shown leaving the arena and getting into a limo with his things. As his limo pulls away, a black limo pulls up. The window rolls down and Stephanie McMahon appears. She tells the arena security guard to tell Eric Bischoff that his competition has arrived.

Non-Title Match
The Rock vs. Eddie Guerrero
Match starts with both men locking up and Rock breaking it up. They circle again and lockup, Rock gets a headlock followed by working on the arm of Guerrero. Guerrero counters and gets in a headlock of his own followed by getting taken down by a big arm drag from Rock. Rock jumps on Guerrero who tries to gets up and holds him down. Guerrero gets back to his feet and twists the left arm of Guerrero. Guerrero flips his way out of the submission but Rock takes him down with a clothesline. Guerrero comes off the ropes and Rock hits a big overhead belly to belly suplex. Guerrero somehow gets back on his feet quickly and hits a big back suplex on Rock. Guerrero hits a few kicks to Rock in the corner followed by choking him. Rock fights back with punches, goes off the ropes but Guerrero hits an elbow to the jaw of Rock taking him down. Rock gets on one knee but Guerrero hits a quick elbow to the head. Guerrero backs up and hits a quick dropkick taking Rock down yet again. Guerrero rolls over Rock and applies a submission to the chin of The Rock. Rock fights back with some big punches, goes off the ropes, but Guerrero takes him off of his feet yet again with a big dropkick! Guerrero goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Guerrero applies a head scissors submission to Rock and Rock slowly slides his body towards the ropes. Guerrero finds a way to hold onto the ropes to add more power to the submission behind the referee’s back. The referee sees this a second time and he breaks it up. Guerrero goes for the pin but Rock kicks out after two. Rock fights back with some chops followed by going off the ropes but Guerrero takes him off of his feet with a big clothesline. Guerrero applies another submission to the chin of The Rock. The referee raises Rock’s arm two times, then a third and Rock keeps the air high in the air. Rock fights back with punches taking Guerrero down. Guerrero gets on his feet, kicks Guerrero in the gut and hits a DDT! Rock goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Guerrero gets on his feet and takes down Rock with a big clothesline. Rock flips back onto his feet, Guerrero turns around, Rock goes for the Rock Bottom but Guerrero counters and rolls up Rock, 1, 2, Rock barely kicks out! Guerrero jumps over Rock’s head to the ring apron allowing Rock’s head to bounce off the top rope. Guerrero climbs up the top rope, jumps and goes for the Frog Splash but Rock moves out of the way. Guerrero gets back on his feet, Rock hits a big spinebuster. Rock stands above Guerrero’s head, kicks one elbow onto the chest of Guerrero, throws his elbow pad to the crowd, goes off both ropes and connects with The People’s Elbow! Rock goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win!

Winner: The Rock

- After the match, The Rock gets up on the turnbuckle and celebrates. Brock Lesnar runs down and picks up the WWE Undisputed Title. The Rock jumps off from the turnbuckle and gets in the face of Lesnar. Lesnar continues to hold the Undisputed Title until he goes to give it The Rock. The Rock reaches out but Lesnar throws it down. Brock Lesnar leaves the ring as The Rock continues to stare him down.

- Eric Bischoff is shown walking outside to Stephanie McMahon’s limo. Bischoff asks Stephanie if she is here to slap his face. Stephanie says she isn’t here to slap him in the face but she is here to slap him in the testicles. Bischoff challenges Stephanie and she gets out of the limo. Brock Lesnar then walks up and he tells Lesnar that she is going to kick him in the testicles. Bischoff continues to laugh and Stephanie says she still will kick him in the testicles. Stephanie steps out of the way and Brock Lesnar smiles and gets into the limo. Stephanie tells Bischoff that if he wants to watch Brock Lesnar, he can this Thursday night on SmackDown. The limo pulls away as Bischoff yells at Stephanie as RAW goes off the air…

 

WWE RAW Results (July 15, 2002)

he WWE promo hits followed by The Undertaker being show in the back with Paul Heyman. Heyman tells Undertaker that tonight’s Main Event was all his idea. The Undertaker teaming with “The Next Big Thing” Brock Lesnar for the first time against Ric Flair and Rob Van Dam. Heyman says Brock Lesnar hopes The Undertaker walks out Vengeance still the Undisputed Champion so he can face him at SummerSlam. Undertaker says Heyman and Lesnar better hope he doesn’t walk away the champion because he has a history of making people famous in the company. Heyman says they are getting too far ahead of themselves but Undertaker cuts him off and tells him to never get in his face again.

- The RAW promo hits followed by the pyro going off in the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Vince McMahon Segment – Is the nWo dead? A new era beginning?
The nWo’s music hits but Vince McMahon comes out instead. McMahon gets in the ring and gets on the mic. McMahon says he knows people want to know why he came out to the nWo’s music. McMahon says the reason was that he thought the people would like to hear the nWo music for the last time. McMahon says there is no more nWo in the WWE and they are now history. McMahon says the nWo era is now history as well. McMahon says they started out with the Buddy Rogers era, Bruno Sammartino era, Pedro Morales era, Superstar Billy Graham era, Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior era, Bret “Hitman” Hart era and the most recent Stone Cold Steve Austin era. McMahon said all the era’s made there mark but the WWE changes with the times and they will change now. McMahon says this very program RAW was born 10 years ago in downtown New York City and will celebrate its 500th episode. McMahon says it’s now time to shake up the WWE, it’s time to shake up RAW and SmackDown. McMahon says he has hired 2 general managers for RAW and SmackDown. McMahon says each man will be in charge of each brand and he will have his full support. McMahon says in one hour he will name the general manager for RAW. McMahon says he will be firm and fair and take RAW to a higher ground. McMahon says this new general manager will give the WWE fans what they really want and what they truly deserve. McMahon thanks the fans and leaves.

All the wrestlers on the RAW brand are shown backstage watching what Vince McMahon just said.

– COMMERICIAL –

- Ric Flair is shown backstage with Terri. Terri brings up what Vince McMahon just said and asks him who he might think the new general manager is. Flair says he has no clue who it might be but he knows one thing, the only person that can run this company can only have the last name McMahon.

- They announce that Bubba Ray Dudley & Spike Dudley will be taking on Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero in a Tables Match.

Six-Man Tag Team Elimination Match
Jeff Hardy, Bubba Ray Dudley & Spike Dudley vs. William Regal, Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero
Match starts with all 6 men brawling until Eddie Guerrero and Spike are left in the ring. Spike hits a big back body drop on Guerrero followed by a atomic drop and clothesline. Spike goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Guerrero gets back on his feet but Spike counters with a neckbreaker. Spike charges at Guerrero and hits a sunset flip but Guerrero reverses it into a pin of his own. Guerrero gets the 1, 2, and 3 to eliminate Spike Dudley.

Bubba Ray charges the ring and hits a big Bubba Bomb on Guerrero. Bubba Ray goes for the pin but William Regal breaks it up. Benoit gets the tag and he backs Bubba Ray into the corner, backs up, charges but Bubba Ray takes him down with a big shoulder tackle. Bubba Ray backs Benoit into the corner and hits two big chops. Benoit fights back with a big snap suplex followed by going for the pin but only gets a two count. William Regal gets the tag and hits a big knee to the face on Bubba Ray and goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Regal backs Bubba Ray into the corner and hits some big right hands. Bubba Ray throws Regal into the corner, Regal bounces off and Bubba Ray hits a big back body drop followed by a big elbow to the head. Bubba Ray goes for the pin but only gets a two count with Chris Benoit breaks up the pin. Guerrero tries to charge at Bubba Ray but he throws him to the outside. Jeff Hardy gets the tag and hits the Poetry in Motion on Regal in the corner. Benoit grabs Bubba Ray and hits a big german suplex as Guerrero hits a back suplex on Jeff Hardy. Benoit gets the tag and he works on Jeff Hardy in the corner with some hard chops. Guerrero gets the tag and Benoit and Regal hold up Jeff in the corner allowing Guerrero to hit some big punches and kicks. Guerrero sends Jeff into the ropes and takes him down with a big elbow. Guerrero picks up Jeff and hits a big suplex. Regal gets the tag but Jeff counters with a big cross body. Jeff goes for the pin but only gets the two count. Regal hits a big forearm followed by tagging in Benoit. Benoit hits a big back suplex on Jeff followed by going for another but Jeff counters and slams hard on Benoit’s chest. Benoit somehow crawls over and tags in Guerrero. Guerrero walks over the face of Jeff followed by hitting numerous kicks to the back. Regal gets the tag and hits a quick flip on Jeff followed by a knee drop. Regal goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Regal picks up Jeff and hits a double underhook suplex and goes for the pin but Bubba Ray gets in and breaks it up. Jeff gets on his feet and hits a big dropkick on Regal. Regal picks up Jeff and hits a big suplex followed by knocking Bubba Ray off the ring apron. Jeff fights back with punches on Regal but Guerrero interferes taking down Jeff. Guerrero gets in the ref’s face as Regal gets the European Title. He goes to hit Jeff with it but Bubba Ray takes it out of his hands and he nails Regal with it. The referee sees it however and DQ’s Bubba Ray, eliminating Bubba Ray Dudley.

Regal is still knocked out as Jeff climbs the top rope and hits the Swantom Bomb! Jeff goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2 and 3 to eliminate William Regal. The WWE goes to commercial.

We come back from commercial and Jeff Hardy is in the ring with Eddie Guerrero. Guerrero tags in Chris Benoit and Benoit hits a big elbow on Jeff. Benoit picks up Jeff and hits a big headbutt. Guerrero gets the tag and flips over the top rope but Jeff moves out of the way. Guerrero gets back on his feet but Jeff rolls him up into a pin. Jeff gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win toeliminate Eddie Guerrero.

Chris Benoit charges the ring and hits numerous kicks to Jeff Hardy. Benoit picks up Jeff, pulls him back and hits a big clothesline. Benoit goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Benoit throws Jeff into the corner but Jeff jumps up onto the turnbuckle and hits a big corkscrew moonsault on Benoit taking him down! Eddie Guerrero runs down and tries to interfere but the referee holds him back. As the referee chases Guerrero to the back, William Regal runs in and nails Jeff Hardy with the brass knuckles. The referee gets back into the ring and Benoit applies the Crippler Crossface. The referee raises Jeff’s arm three times making Chris Benoit the winner and eliminating Jeff Hardy.

Winner: Chris Benoit

- After the match, Guerrero runs down and puts a table into the ring. Guerrero and Benoit set it up and Benoit picks up Jeff Hardy. Then Bubba Ray and Spike Dudley run down and chase Benoit and Guerrero out of the ring.

- The Coach is shown backstage in front of Mr. McMahon’s office. Coach brings up the new general manager could possibily be Mick Foley. Paul Heyman then walks by and goes to walk into Mr. McMahon’s office but The Coach stops him from going in. Coach brings up the fact that Paul Heyman has a history of running company’s and he could possibly be the new general manager of RAW. Heyman agrees and says he would represent the RAW brand very good. Paul Heyman walks in as The Coach goes to speak again when a woman runs by and opens up the door. She notifies Mr. McMahon that “he” is here. McMahon asks her who “he” is and she says the new general manager. McMahon tells the woman to bring the new general manager to his office. Mr. McMahon excuses Paul Heyman out of the office.

– COMMERCIAL –

- Vince McMahon is shown backstage and the woman opens the door again. She tells him the general manager is here and Mr. McMahon tells her to invite him in. Shane McMahon walks in and Vince McMahon looks surprised. Vince asks what Shane is doing here because he is not the general manager. Shane says that is right but he does know who the new general manager is. Shane tells Vince that he would be making a bad mistake if he let this guy take control of what he created.

- Tommy Dreamer is shown walking into a locker room with Rob Van Dam in it getting ready. Dreamer congratulates RVD on hitting the Van Terminator on Paul Heyman last week. RVD walks away and Steven Richards walks up. Richards says what Dreamer did last week on RAW was just to get him noticed and it didn’t mean anything. Richards then suggests to Dreamer that there match tonight shouldn’t be just a “normal match.” Richards says that since Dreamer was so good with his singapore cane last week against Brock Lesnar, why don’t they make the match a singapore cane match. Goldust then walks up and says it is an offer two people shouldn’t refuse. Both Dreamer and Richards laugh at Goldust followed by Richards nailing Dreamer in the gut with the singapore cane.

– COMMERCIAL –

Singapore Cane Match
Tommy Dreamer vs. Steven Richards
Match starts with Dreamer tripping up Richards from under the bottom rope. Dreamer rolls in and tries to hit Richards but Richards ducks and goes to the outside. Dreamer follows him to the outside and hits two big shots with the singapore cane followed by a big shot to the head off the top of the steel steps. Dreamer takes off the top of the steel steps and charges at Richards but Richards counters by nailing the singapore cane hard over Dreamers head. Richards hits a few more hard shots with the singapore cane followed by giving Dreamer a big suplex on the entrance ramp. Richards throws Dreamer into the ring and chokes him with his foot. Richards then gets the singapore cane and chokes Dreamer with it. Richards sets up the singapore cane in the corner. Richards picks up Dreamer and he throws Dreamer into the corner and Dreamer hits the singapore cane with impact. Dreamer gets on his feet and Richards nails him numerous times with the singapore cane but Dreamer refuses to go down. Dreamer hits a big russian leg sweep on Richards followed by nailing him with the singapore cane many times. Dreamer goes to nail Richards again but Richards ducks and attempts a superkick but Dreamer nails the singapore cane over his head and hits the Dreamer DDT! Dreamer goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Dreamer climbs the top rope with the singapore cane, jumps, but Richards counters with a big superkick. Richards goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Both men get on there feet with sinapore canes in hand. Dreamer gets the upper hand however and he nails the singapore cane over Richard’s head busting it to pieces. Dreamer goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner: Tommy Dreamer

- The Coach is shown backstage with Booker T. Coach brings up how Booker T was kicked out of the nWo. Booker brings up how a month later how the nWo is now dead. Booker then asks Coach to do the spinarooni with him but Coach doesn’t want to. Booker then demands Coach do it and Coach eventually does it but very bad. Booker asks Coach what the hell that just was and asks him if he really is black. Booker tells Big Show that he is going to pull an Allen Iverson on him tonight because he is the 5-time, 5-time, 5-time WCW Champion. Booker goes to do his usual SUCKA routine when he gets cut off when Eric Bischoff walks up! Bischoff tells Booker that it is good to see him. Bischoff walks away and Booker asks Coach if he just saw that.

– COMMERCIAL –

- RAW comes back from commercial and Vince McMahon appears at the top of the entranceway with a mic in hand. McMahon says it takes a real son of a bitch to be successful in this business. So from one son of a bitch to another, McMahon introduces the new general manager of RAW…Eric Bischoff. Bischoff appears at the top of the entrance way and both Bischoff and McMahon hug.

Eric Bischoff is the new general manager of RAW!
Eric Bischoff gets on the mic and introduces himself. Bischoff says for people that don’t know him, he ran WCW. Not the WCW verision that invaded the WWE last year however. Bischoff said he was the only guy to take it to Vince McMahon and compete with him. Bischoff says that when Vince McMahon was talking about “Ruthless Aggression”, he was talking about him. Bischoff said that when McMahon needed star power, he signed everyone McMahon once had. Bischoff brings up guys like Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall who he signed and stole from Vince McMahon. Bischoff said he took this little family owned company and gave it one swift kick in the crotch. Bischoff said that when McMahon was busy with the Federal Government, he was taking advantage beating McMahon at his own game. Bischoff says that people who claim he was only successful because of Ted Turner’s money are totally wrong. Bischoff brings up the fact that WCW Monday Nitro was a LIVE program compared to the RAW program which was taped. Bischoff said Nitro went on the air 2 minutes before RAW so he could give away what happened. Bischoff says Nitro had a competitive Main Event each week unlike RAW. Bischoff brings up how he created the nWo and not some washed up nWo the WWE audience has seen. Bischoff said Nitro beat RAW 84 weeks in a row. Bischoff then goes onto explain how he came to be general manager. Bischoff said he got a call from Vince McMahon asking him to take control. Bischoff said McMahon wanted him to take this struggling franchise and turn into a major power house, which he will do starting this Sunday at Vengeance. Bischoff brings up the fact that he had wished he signed a certain talent that would have kept Nitro on the air to this day. Bischoff says that talent is Triple H and he will not sign with the nWo, he will sign with him! Bischoff promises all the WWE fans that he is what they needed to make this product better and make the RAW brand better. Bischoff says he will finally put the “E” in the WWE.

All the wrestlers on the RAW brand are shown backstage watching on in disgust after hearing what Eric Bishoff just said.

– COMMERCIAL –

- The Undertaker is shown backstage with Bradshaw discussing Eric Bischoff. Bischoff walks up and says it is an honor to finally meet him. Bischoff tells Undertaker that if there is anything he needs, just call him and he is there for him.

WWE Women’s Title
Molly Holly (c) vs. Trish Stratus
Match starts with both women locking up followed by Molly hitting a big flip on Trish followed by applying a submission. Trish flips back up and throws Molly into the corner. Trish charges but Molly gives her a drop toe hold into the second turnbuckle. Molly picks up Trish and hits a big powerslam followed by going for the pin but only getting a two count. Molly picks up Trish, kicks her in the gut, goes off the ropes and hits a spinning neckbreaker! Molly goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Trish counters and throws Molly up onto the top rope. Trish backs up, jumps and gives Molly a hurricanrann from the top rope! Trish hits two dropkicks on Molly followed by a big kick to the head of Molly. Trish goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Molly fights back with a big punch followed by a back body drop. Molly throws Trish into the corner, flips backwards but Trish jumps up onto her shoulders. Trish rolls up Molly but Molly kicks out after two. Trish grabs Molly and attempts the Stratusfaction off the ropes but Molly counters and hits a big back suplex. Molly pins Trish but with her feet on the ropes as she gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner & STILL Women’s Champion: Molly Holly

- Ric Flair is shown walking down a hallway in the arena when Eric Bishoff walks up. Bischoff says he knows they have a past but he tells Flair to forget all about it because this is the WWE, a brand new start. Bischoff says he knows Flair was shocked to see him tonight. Flair tells Bischoff that shocked isn’t the right word. Flair excuses himself as he has a big match coming up. Bischoff stares down Flair as he walks away.

- A new Rey Mysterio Jr. promo is shown plugging that he will debut in 10 days on WWE SmackDown.

– COMMERCIAL –

JVC TOUR OF POWER: Shawn Michaels interfering in the Main Event last week on RAW hitting the Sweet Chin Music on Booker T allowing Big Show to pin him.

Booker T vs. Big Show
Match starts with Big Show going for a clothesline but Booker T ducks and hits some hard punches on Big Show. Big Show grabs Booker and throws him into the corner followed by hitting two big chops. Booker moves over into the other corner but Big Show grabs him and hits a big arm toss. Booker gets back on his feet and Big Show grabs him and hits a big vertical suplex! Big Show goes for an elbow off the ropes but Booker moves out of the way and fights back with numerous chops. Booker goes to irish whip Big Show into the ropes but Big Show pulls him back and hits a big sidewalk slam. Big Show grabs Booker and puts him up onto his shoulders but Booker slides off and throws Big Show into the corner. Booker hits a few big chops on Big Show who is against the ropes. Booker backs up and charges at Big Show hitting a big spinning heel kick. Booker backs up one more time but he hits a big clothesline on Big Show taking both men over the top rope! On the outside, Booker grabs a steel chair and tries to nail Big Show with it but Big Show moves out of the way and throws Booker into the ring, along with the steel chair. Big Show gets on his feet but Booker grabs the steel chair and swings but Big Show counters with a boot to the chair. Big Show grabs the steel chair and nails Booker with it over the back causing him to get the DQ.

Winner by DQ: Booker T

- After the match, both men spill to the outside. Booker connects with a quick superkick on Big Show but Big Show still stays on his feet. Booker charges at Big Show again but Big Show slaps his hand across his neck, lifts Booker into the air and connects with the Chokeslam through the announcers table.

- Brock Lesnar is shown lifting a part of the RAW entrance. Heyman says that this Sunday he will beat Rob Van Dam to become the NEW Intercontinental Champion. Lesnar asks Heyman if he took care of The Undertaker and Heyman says Undertaker bought everything he said. Heyman tells Lesnar to tear Rob Van Dam apart tonight and also this Sunday at Vengeance. Lesnar then throws the RAW entrance piece and heads towards the arena.

– COMMERCIAL –

- The WWE pays tribute to Jimmy Miranda, who was head of the WWE merchandise department, who passed away this past week.

WWE Hardcore Title
Bradshaw (c) vs. Chris Nowinski
Match starts with Chris Nowinski getting on the mic saying he doesn’t want this Hardcore Match. Nowinski says these people don’t want to see a Harvard graduate get bashed over the head with steel chairs and trash cans. Nowinski then says he will allow Bradshaw to pin him 1, 2, 3 in the middle of the ring. Nowinski says Bradshaw will get to retain his title and he won’t get hurt. Nowinski sits down, Bradshaw goes to pin but Nowinski rolls him up. Nowinski gets the 1, 2, Bradshaw kicks out! Bradshaw takes down Nowinski with a hard clothesline followed by throwing him to the outside. Bradshaw throws Nowinski against the guard railing followed by nailing him with the steel steps! Bradshaw get a steel chair from under the ring but Nowinski runs away through the crowd. Bradshaw follows him and eventually catches up. Bradshaw grabs a nearby trash can and nails him over the head with it. Both men spill to the back and Bradshaw nails him over the head with a cookie sheet of some sort. Bradshaw then puts Nowinski’s head in a box and slams the top over his neck. Then Johnny Strumboli (aka Johnny The Bull) appears and he nails a stick over the head of Bradshaw. Johnny The Bull pins Bradshaw to get the 1, 2, and 3 for the win!

Winner & NEW Hardcore Champion: Johnny Strumboli

- Eric Bischoff is then shown backstage when Big Show walks in. Both men hug and say it is great to see each other. Big Show then asks Bischoff for a favor. He asks if he can have a match against Booker T at Vengeance this Sunday with the stipulation being No DQ, No Countout. Bischoff says he isn’t sure if he can make a match for the Pay Per View this Sunday so soon. Bischoff said he wanted to ease into his job and get to know people before he goes making matches. Bischoff says that both men do have a good past so, he will go for the match this Sunday. Big Show thanks Bischoff and he leaves. Bischoff sits down and sees the new Triple H DVD sitting on a glass table next to him. Bischoff grabs the remote and turns on the DVD watching Triple H.

– COMMERCIAL –

- Johnny Strumboli is shown backstage talking with Eric Bischoff about winning the Hardcore Title tonight. Johnny thanks Bischoff for allowing him to compete on RAW. Bischoff says it was really all his doing because he was the one that one the Hardcore Title. Then Bradshaw runs in and hits the Clothesline From Hell on Johnny Strumboli! Bradshaw goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win. Bradshaw taunts Strumboli saying welcome to RAW.

Winner & NEW Hardcore Champion: Bradshaw

- Paul Heyman is shown backstage pumping up Brock Lesnar for the Main Event when The Undertaker walks up and Brock Lensar gets in his face. Heyman once again sucks up to The Undertaker on Lesnar’s behalf until Lesnar cuts him off. Lesnar tells Undertaker to lead the way but Undertaker insists that Lensar lead the way. Lesnar turns around and leaves as The Undertaker follows from behind.

– COMMERCIAL –

STACKER 2 BURN OF THE NIGHT: Rob Van Dam giving Paul Heyman the Van Terminator with a steel chair.

Tag Team Match
The Undertaker & Brock Lesnar vs. Ric Flair & Rob Van Dam
Match starts with Ric Flair and The Undertaker. Flair and Undertaker circle the ring until they lockup and Undertaker hits a big shoulder block on Flair taking him down. Flair goes to lockup again but Undertaker grabs his arm and slaps it down hard. Flair fights back with a big chop in the corner followed by two more. Rob Van Dam gets the tag and he climbs up onto the top rope. Undertaker turns around and RVD hits a big cross body but Undertaker kicks out after two. Undertaker throws RVD into the corner and hits a big clothesline. Undertaker backs up, charges and attempts a big boot but RVD moves out of the way and takes down Undertaker with a big spinning heel kick. Ric Flair gets the tag and he applies the Figure Four Leg Lock right away. Undertaker gets out of the submission and slaps his hand around the neck of Flair but Flair counters with a low blow taking Undertaker to his knees. Flair hits a big chop to the chest followed by charging at Undertaker who slaps his hand across the neck of Flair followed by a big chokeslam. Undertaker goes for the pin but only gets a two count when RVD interferes. Brock Lesnar gets the tag and he works on Flair in the corner. Lesnar throws Flair into the other corner and Lesnar hits a big charge to the gut of Flair. Lesnar throws Flair into the other corner and does the same again. Lesnar picks up Flair and hits a backbreaker but Lesnar doesn’t let him go. Lesnar lifts Flair in the air again and hits another backbreaker but this time he lets him go. Flair’s head lays on the outside of the ring apron and Undertaker takes the advantage and hits a big leg drop to the back of his head. Undertaker throws Flair back into the ring and gets the tag from Lensar. Undertaker goes to attack Flair in the corner but Flair hits a big punch but Undertaker takes him down with more punches. Flair eventually gets on his feet and hits more chops. Undertaker throws Flair into the ropes, Flair comes off the ropes, Undertaker attempts a clothesline, Flair ducks, Undertaker turns around and takes Flair down with a big boot. Undertaker goes for an elbow drop but Flair moves out of the way and climbs up the top rope. Undertaker nails Flair on the top rope, climbs it and hits a big superplex from the top rope on Flair! Undertaker goes for the pin but RVD breaks it up. Lesnar gets the tag and he works on Flair in the corner. Flair fights back with a few chops but Lensar throws Flair back into the corner and hits some big charges to the gut. Lesnar throws Flair into the ropes, Flair comes off of them and Lesnar catches him connecting with a big powerslam! Lesnar throws Flair into the corner, Lesnar charges, Flair moves out of the way, Flair hits a big back suplex on Lesnar! Flair goes for the pin but Lesnar kicks out after two. Undertaker and Rob Van Dam both get the tag. RVD hits a big running spinning heel kick on Undertaker followed by taking Lesnar off of the ring apron. Undertaker lays in the corner, RVD charges and hits a big monkey flip. RVD knocks Lesnar off the ring apron again, RVD runs and connects with the Rolling Thunder on Undertaker! RVD goes for the pin but it gets broken up by Lesnar. RVD backs Lensar into the corner and takes him down. RVD gets up on the top turnbuckle and hits a big moonsault. RVD goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Undertaker grabs RVD and goes for the Last Ride but Flair breaks it up. Lesnar grabs Flair and connects with the F-5! RVD then charges the ring and takes down Lesnar with a big spinning heel kick followed by climbing up the top rope and connecting with the Five Star Frog Splash! Undertaker then gets into the ring and grabs RVD and connects with the Last Ride! Undertaker goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winners: The Undertaker & Brock Lesnar

- After the match, Undertaker stands above Rob Van Dam holding the Undisputed Title up high when Brock Lensar gives him an elbow from behind. Brock Lesnar picks up Undertaker and connects with the F-5! Brock picks up the Undisputed Title and stares at it before throwing it back to The Undertaker on the ground.

- Eric Bischoff is then shown backstage dialing a number on his cell phone. Bischoff ends up leaving a message for The Rock saying he hopes he watched RAW tonight. Bischoff then says that he is a huge fan and that he thinks he would be perfect for RAW. Bischoff hangs up the cell phone and smiles as RAW goes off the air…

 

WWE RAW Results (July 8, 2002)

The WWE promo hits followed by highlights from last week on SmackDown when The Undertaker was able to retain his Undisputed Title against Kurt Angle when the match ended in a Draw.

- Vince McMahon then appears. McMahon states that since The Undertaker defended the Undisputed Title against both Jeff Hardy and Kurt Angle in one week, he will be given the night off. McMahon says that since the match on SmackDown ended in such fashion, the Main Event for Vengenace will be changed to Kurt Angle vs. The Rock vs. The Undertaker for the Undisputed Title.

- The RAW promo hits followed by the pyro going off in the First Union Center in Philadelphia, PA starting the show off.

- Booker T comes out and gets on the mic and greets the crowd in Philadelphia. Booker says all he has heard this week is that he better watch his back since the nWo appears to be going after him. Booker says he doesn’t care about what the nWo will do to him. Booker then calls out the nWo but Eddie Guerrero’s music hits instead. Guerrero gets on the mic and tells Booker that if anyone is a sucker, it is him. Guerrero says he knows the nWo promised to kick his ass tonight but it will be there terms, not his. Guerrero says that after what happened last week against the Dudley’s, he will take action tonight against the next person that opens his mouth.

Booker T vs. Eddie Guerrero
Match starts with Booker T taking out Guerrero with a big clothesline followed by a big spinning heel kick. Booker hits some hard chops to the chest on Guerrero followed by a kitchen sink. Booker comes off the ropes but Guerrero counters with a dropkick to the knee. Guerrero backs Booker into the corner and hits a few kicks and punches. Guerrero hits a small package but only gets a two count. Guerrero sends Booker into the ropes. takes him down with shoulder block followed by going for the pin with his legs up against the ropes but Booker kicks out after two. Guerrero backs Booker into the corner, Booker tries to fight back but Guerrero takes him down and works on his knee. Booker goes for a clothesline on Guerrero, Guerrero ducks, Booker then charges at Guerrero and hits a big spinning heel kick. Guerrero gets back on his feet quickly and hits a quick suplex on Booker and goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Guerrero then goes off the ropes, flips and hits a modified neckbreaker. Guerrero goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Guerrero throws Booker into the corner, Booker hits the corner but jumps back and gets Guerrero locked up in a sunset flip allowing Booker to pin Guerrero and get the 1, 2 and 3 for the win.

Winner: Booker T

- After the match, Chris Benoit runs out and attacks Booker T. Guerrero gets in to help Benoit but Goldust runs out and attacks both men from behind. Goldust gets taken down by Benoit until both Bubba Ray and Spike Dudley run out with steel chairs in hand. Bubba Ray Dudley nails the steel chair over Chris Benoit’s head as Spike knocks Guerrero to the outside.

– COMMERCIAL –

- Another Rey Mysterio Jr. promo is shown.

- Backstage, Goldust walks up to Booker T. Goldust grabs Booker and tries to dance with him but Booker stops it. Booker says he fears the nWo might get one of them later tonight. Goldust says he has a plan for later tonight. Goldust walks away but a man looking like X-Pac walks by. Booker T sees this and nails him with a superkick. Booker T walks over and picks him up but realizes it isn’t X-Pac but a guy that looks like him who is a food vender for the arena. Booker T goes to run away but steals some food and then leaves.

- Jackie Gayda and Trish Stratus are shown standing by with The Coach. They show highlights from last week on RAW when Trish embarassed Molly Holly by pulling down her pants. Jackie says that might have been funny but she doesn’t remember Trish being involved in that match. Jackie claims that Trish is jealous of her looks and talent. Chris Nowinski walks up and says Trish looks dumb in a cowboy hat. Trish proposes they settle this in a inter-gender match tonight. Nowinski asks Trish who she will get as a partner, Roy Rogers? Yosemite Sam? Trish laughs and tells Nowinski that her partner will be Bradshaw. Trish walks away as both Jackie Gayda and Chris Nowinski look worried.

– COMMERCIAL –

THE PEOPLE’S MOMENT: The Rock confronting Lillian Garcia backstage at a SmackDown a while ago.

- Backstage, Goldust walks up to Bubba Ray Dudley and Spike Dudley dressed up as Ben Franklin. He tells Bubba Ray and Spike to join forces with Booker T and Goldust to take on the nWo. Bubba Ray declines and says there fight is not with the nWo.

Chris Benoit w/ Eddie Guerrero vs. Bubba Ray Dudley w/ Spike
Match starts with Benoit attacking Bubba Ray with many kicks followed by throwing him into the corner with force. Benoit throws Bubba Ray into the ropes and takes him down with a big elbow. Benoit picks up Bubba Ray and hits a quick snap suplex. Benoit throws Bubba Ray in the corner and hits a few hard chops followed by some big kicks. Bubba Ray fights back throwing Benoit into the corner and hitting chops of his own. Bubba Ray throws Benoit into the corner who bounces off allowing Bubba Ray to hit a big back suplex. Bubba Ray hits a quick scoop slam on Benoit, climbs the top rope, Benoit gets on his feet and fights back, Bubba Ray throws Benoit off of him and jumps, Benoit rolls out of the way. Benoit attacks Bubba Ray from behind and hits a big german suplex! Benoit throws Bubba Ray into the ropes and takes him down with a big shoulder block. Benoit goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Benoit throws Bubba Ray into the corner and both men exchange chops to the chest. Bubba Ray charges at Benoit, Benoit goes for a clothesline, Bubba Ray ducks and hits a big german suplex of his own. Bubba Ray throws Benoit into the ropes and hits a big sideslam, Bubba Ray goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Guerrero distracts Bubba Ray from the outside, Bubba Ray turns around and hits the Bubba Bomb on Benoit. Bubba Ray goes for the pin but Guerrero throws Spike into the referee in the ring. Bubba Ray gets on his feet to attack Guerrero but Benoit takes him down from behind and applies the Crippler Crossface! Bubba Ray tries to hold out but the move appears to be too much as Bubba Ray taps out.

Winner: Chris Benoit

- After the match, Guerrero and Benoit take out both Bubba Ray and Spike. Benoit applies the Crippler Crossface again on Bubba Ray until both Booker T and Goldust run down. Booker T and Goldust clear the ring throwing Benoit and Guerrero out.

– COMMERCIAL –

- A promo is shown with Chris Nowinski walking around the campus of Harvard describing it.

- Highlights are shown from last week on RAW when The Undertaker defeated Jeff Hardy in a Ladder Match to retain the WWE Undisputed Title.

- Jeff Hardy is shown arriving to the arena earlier tonight. Ric Flair walks up and congratulates him on his match with The Undertaker last week. Flair tells Jeff Hardy to be focused in his European Title match tonight. Jeff Hardy thanks Flair and leaves. Steven Richards claps in the background and walks up to Flair. He tells Flair that he gives good speeches but his legendary status has gone down as of late. Flair asks Richards if he would like to bet on that tonight in the ring with him. Richards accepts but hits a cheap shot on Flair and then leaves.

– COMMERCIAL –

SLAM OF THE WEEK: Chris Nowinski defeating Bradshaw last week with help from a cowbell.

Inter-gender Tag Team Match
Bradshaw & Trish Stratus vs. Chris Nowinski & Jackie Gayda
Match starts with Bradshaw and Chris Nowinski. Bradshaw charges at Chris but Chris runs away and tags in Jackie Gayda. Trish gets the tag and both ladies start out. Trish hits a few punches on Jackie followed by a big clothesline. Trish goes for the pin but Nowinski breaks it up. Trish attempts a bulldog off the ropes but Jackie screws it up which prompts boo’s from the crowd. Nowinski gets the tag and he tries to go after Trish but Trish tags in Bradshaw. Bradshaw takes down Nowinski followed by a big fallway slam. Jackie gets the tag as well as Trish. Trish applies a headlock on Jackie as Bradshaw chases Nowinski into the crowd leaving the ladies in the ring. Trish backs Jackie into the corner and hits two big chops. Jackie counters throwing Trish into the corner. Jackie applies a foot choke hold on Trish. Jackie throws Trish up onto the top turnbuckle but Trish throws her off. Trish jumps at Jackie and attempts a bulldog but Jackie no-sells it and falls down. The crowd really booed after seeing this. Even Jim Ross mentioned this was a very sloppy match, with a good majority of the blame on Jackie Gayda. Trish goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2 and 3 for the win.

Winners: Bradshaw & Trish Stratus

- Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero are shown backstage mad after what happened to them earlier in the night. The nWo walks up and Benoit asks what they want. X-Pac insults both men saying they haven’t been on top of there game tonight. Benoit insults X-Pac but Kevin Nash stops the fighting. Nash tells Benoit and Guerrero to remember that there is strength in numbers. Shawn Michaels tells Benoit and Guerrero to listen up because Kevin Nash has something big to say as all members of the nWo walk away heading towards the arena.

– COMMERICIAL –

THE PEOPLE’S MOMENT: Highlights from some of The Rock’s funniest moments.

nWo Segment – Triple H joining the nWo?
All members of the nWo get in the ring as Shawn Michaels gets on the mic first. Michaels says that people are either with the nWo or against the nWo. Michaels said that at King of the Ring, Triple H was very much with the nWo. They show the highlight from King of the Ring when Triple H greeted the nWo. Michaels says that they extended the offer to Triple H to come home, to come back to where he belongs. Michaels says that 5 years ago, himself, Triple H, Kevin Nash, X-Pac and Scott Hall had some fun. Michaels says that everyone was a family. Michaels says that despite the offer being handed to Triple H, he has yet to respond. Michaels says Triple H use to be on top of this company but now all he does is flex his muscles for the approval of the fans. Michaels says that Triple H has 2 weeks to accept the offer. Michaels says in 2 weeks Triple H will either make the best decision of his life or the last decision of his life. Kevin Nash gets on the mic and says that the last 3 months he had to watch all of his friends wrestle in the ring. Nash says that he has been medically cleared and wants a little physical contact tonight. Nash says a 10-Man Tag Team Match will take place tonight. Nash proposes that he tag with Big Show, X-Pac, Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero against Booker T, Goldust, Bubba Ray Dudley, Spike Dudley and another partner of there choosing. Nash then says that if Triple H is watching, and he probably is because it is RAW, he better make the right choice because he will do to Booker T what he will do to him if he makes the wrong choice.

- Ric Flair is shown making his way to the arena.

– COMMERCIAL –

JVC TOWER OF POWER SLAM OF THE NIGHT: Hulk Hogan and Edge winning the WWE Tag Team Titles against Billy & Chuck on SmackDown.

Ric Flair vs. Steven Richards
Match starts with both men locking up followed by Richards taking down Flair with a shoulder block. Flair backs Richards into the corner and hits some big chops. Flair takes Richards off of his feet with some hard kicks to the gut. Flair hits another big chop followed by throwing Richards into the other corner. Flair then takes Richards and throws him to the outside. Flair hits a few chops and punches on Richards on the outside. Flair charges at Richards but Richards counters with a back body drop. Richards throws Flair into the ropes, Richards jumps and attempts a dropkick but Flair holds onto the ropes. Flair charges at Richards but Richards catches him attempting a suplex but Flair holds it back and hits a back suplex. Flair then applies the Figure Four Leg Lock on Richards and Richards taps out seconds after.

Winner: Ric Flair

– COMMERCIAL –

THE PEOPLE’S MOMENT: The Rock singing various songs in many cities.

Paul Heyman/Brock Lesnar, Tommy Dreamer, RVD Segment
Paul Heyman gets on the mic and says that he walks with the “Next Big Thing” Brock Lesnar. Heyman says both men have an interest with the Main Event at Vengeance. The reason for that is the winner of that match will walk away the new Undisputed Champion and will have to face Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. In addition to that news, Heyman informs that Brock Lesnar’s match against Rob Van Dam at Vengance has now been changed to an Intercontinental Title Match. Heyman says that he is confident Brock Lesnar will walk away the NEW Intercontinental Champion. Heyman then goes onto claiming he created Rob Van Dam and many other ECW superstars including Tommy Dreamer, Dudley Boyz, Tajiri, Rhyno and others that moved to the WWE. Tommy Dreamer comes out with a kendo stick in hand and interrupts Heyman. He tells Heyman that he didn’t make anybody. Dreamer says that everyone who busted there ass in ECW did it because they loved this business. Heyman cuts off Dreamer and tells him to go to the back and eat something weird since he “does that now.” Dreamer informs Heyman and the crowd that before he was known as the crazy guy that would eat anything he was the Innovator of Violence! Dreamer then says Brock Lesnar will not intimidate him.

Tommy Dreamer then hits Lesnar’s legs with the kendo stick! Dreamer rolls in and continues to nail Lesnar with it until he hits a big shot making Lensar fall to the outside. Dreamer gets two steel chairs from under the ring and sets them up in the middle of the ring. Paul Heyman then runs in and Dreamer looks to give him a powerbomb through the steel chairs but Lesnar breaks it up with a clothesline knocking Dreamer to the outside. Lesnar picks up Dreamer and hits the F-5 on the outside! Heyman taunts Dreamer from the ring until Rob Van Dam gets in and takes down Heyman. Lesnar tries to get into the ring but RVD dropkicks him back to the outside. RVD grabs a steel chair and knocks down Heyman in the corner. RVD gets up on the turnbuckle with the steel chair in hand, jumps and connects with the Van Daminator in the corner on Paul Heyman! Brock Lesnar pulls Heyman out of the ring and carries him to the back as RVD stares on.

– COMMERICIAL –

- They plug the new “Slam Ball” show that will debut August 3rd on the new TNN.

WWE European Title
William Regal (c) vs. Jeff Hardy
Match starts with Jeff Hardy hitting hard right punches on Regal followed by a cross body from the top rope. Jeff goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Jeff gets up and hits a moonsault taking down Regal and goes for the pin about two times but once again, Jeff gets a two count on both. Regal fights back throwing Jeff to the outside. Regal throws Jeff into the steel steps and then throws him back into the ring. Regal picks up Jeff and hits a double-hook powerbomb and goes for the pin but Jeff kicks out after two. Jeff rolls to the ring apron, Jeff hits a right hand on Regal, Jeff hits a sunset flip but only gets a two count. Regal picks up Jeff, goes off the ropes and hits a knee to the face. Regal grabs Jeff and chokes him using the bottom rope. Jeff gets on his feet but Regal applies a standing submission. Jeff fights back with some punches but gets taken down with a shoulder block followed by an elbow drop and a pin but Jeff kicks out after two. Jeff charges at Regal and hits a big cross body but Regal kicks out after two. Regal then attempts to take the turnbuckle off the corner but Jeff gets in and dropkicks Regal from behind. Regal is on the ground and Jeff takes the advantage climbing up the top turnbuckle. Jeff jumps and connects with Swantom Bomb! Jeff goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win!

Winner and NEW European Champion: Jeff Hardy

– COMMERCIAL –

THE PEOPLE’S MOMENT: When Mick Foley presented “This Is Your Life” to The Rock

- They plug the Undisputed Title Match between Kurt Angle, The Rock and The Undertaker that will take place at Vengeance.

- Backstage, The Coach confronts William Regal about his loss against Jeff Hardy losing the European Title. Regal begins to cry when Chris Nowinski walks up and helps him to the back.

- Bubba Ray Dudley and Spike Dudley are shown backstage confronting there tag team partner that is out of site of the camera. Bubba Ray asks him to join them tonight in the town they use to wrestle in for ECW in a bingo hall. He said they proved they were ready for the WWE and they can continue to show that tonight. Bubba Ray says he should join them beause he is…Rob Van Dam.

10-Man Tag Team Match
Kevin Nash, Big Show, X-Pac, Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero vs. Booker T, Goldust, Bubba Ray Dudley, Spike Dudley & Rob Van Dam
Match starts with Rob Van Dam and X-Pac. Both men lockup followed by X-Pac apply in a headlock. RVD throws X-Pac into the ropes, ducks and hits a big monkey flip on X-Pac. X-Pac charges at RVD, RVD goes to kick X-Pac, X-Pac hold onto his leg and RVD hits a spinning heel kick. Goldust gets the tag and works on X-Pac into the corner until X-Pac fights back and charges at Goldust but Goldust hits a big powerslam. Bubba Ray gets the tag and hits a big scoop slam on X-Pac followed by three big elbow drops. Bubba Ray goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Spike gets the tag, climbs the top rope and hits a sledgehammer. Spike charges at X-Pac and hits a head scissors takedown. Chris Benoit gets the tag and he takes down Spike with a big kitchen sink followed by a big front suplex. Guerrero gets the tag and does a flip into Spike’s chest. Guerrero hits some hard rights followed by getting taken down with a big dropkick. RVD gets the tag and Guerrero takes him and nails his head off the corner. RVD throws Guerrero into the other corner, RVD grabs Guerrero with his legs and hits a big monkey flip! Benoit gets the tag and hits a big back suplex on RVD. Big Show gets the tag and hits a big headbutt on RVD. Big Show hits a big chop followed by a vertical suplex! X-Pac gets the tag and drops a few knees to the head on RVD. X-Pac takes down RVD in the corner with a big spinning heel kick. RVD gets right back on his feet and takes down X-Pac with a big kick followed by going to the top but Shawn Michaels inteferes from the outside throwing RVD off the top. Bubba Ray gets the tag and knocks all the members from the other team off the ring apron followed by trying to take Big Show off of his feet. Shawn Michaels holds Bubba Ray’s feet from the outside. Rob Van Dam chases Shawn Michaels up the entrance ramp and when Michaels gets into the entranceway, Brock Lesnar appears hitting a big clothesline on RVD followed by the F-5!

Back in the ring, Benoit gets the tag and works on Bubba Ray in the corner. Benoit throws Bubba Ray into the other corner followed by tagging in Eddie Guerrero. Bubba Ray hits a big back body drop on Guerrero until Booker T gets the tag. He takes out X-Pac, Benoit and Guerrero. Booker backs up and Nash reaches in taking him down. Kevin Nash gets the tag. Nash throws Booker into the ropes and hits a huge big boot. Nash goes to hit the big boot on the rest of the members in the corner but he appears to blow out his knee. All members from the other team crowd the ring until everyone gets cleared out until Booker T remains. Shawn Michaels then rolls in and hits the Sweet Chin Music on Booker T! Michaels rolls out and Big Show grabs Booker T and hits the chokeslam! Big Show goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winners: Kevin Nash, Big Show, X-Pac, Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero

- After the match, Shawn Michaels got on the mic and warned Triple H to accept the offer or he will be face down like all the rest in the ring right now. RAW goes off the air with all members of the nWo helping Kevin Nash to his feet and leaving the arena…

 

WWE RAW Results (July 1st, 2002)

The WWE promo hits followed by a recap of last week on RAW when Vince McMahon addressed the “ruthless agression” statement. A recap of what Brock Lesnar did to Rob Van Dam on RAW last week is also shown.

- The RAW promo hits followed by the pyro going off in the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH starting the show off.

- They plug the WWE Undisputed Title Match later tonight between The Undertaker and Jeff Hardy with the stipulation being a Ladder Match.

Paul Heyman/Brock Lesnar Segment
Paul Heyman gets on the mic and says that he told the people a few weeks ago that this would be the summer of “The Next Big Thing” Brock Lesnar. Yet everywhere they go all people say is that it will be the summer of Rob Van Dam. Heyman says RVD doesn’t have the ruthless agression to make this his summer. Heyman says Brock Lesnar does and it will last all the way to SummerSlam when Brock Lesnar will become the next WWE Undisputed Champion. Heyman says just like Kurt Angle did on SmackDown when Angle called out a rookie, Brock Lesnar will do the same but instead of a rookie, it will be a veteran. Heyman calls a veteran out to the ring to take on Brock Lesnar. WOOOOOOO. Ric Flair’s music hits. Flair gets on the mic and says he doesn’t want Lesnar to forget about how he cost his ownership for RAW against Vince McMahon. Flair says Lesnar will find out tonight just why he is the dirtiest player in the game. Lesnar gets on the mic and says that Flair is in the wrong place, the wrong year with the wrong guy. Flair takes off his robe and the bell rings.

Ric Flair vs. Brock Lesnar
Match starts with both men staring each other down until they lockup. Flair puts on a headlock but Lesnar gets out of it, throws Flair into the ropes and hits a quick shoulder block. Both men lockup again but Lesnar pushes Flair away with power. Lesnar charges at Flair but Flair throws Lesnar into the corner. Flair hits a big chop to the chest on Lesnar. They lockup again and Lesnar backs Flair into the corner. Lesnar goes for a punch but Flair ducks and hits two big chops on Lesnar. Lesnar throws Flair into the ropes, Flair charges at Lesnar and Lesnar hits a big powerslam. Lesnar goes for an elbow drop but Flair moves out of the way and goes to the outside. Lesnar also goes to the outside, Flair gets back in, Flair grabs Lesnar’s head and nails his neck off the top rope. Lensar gets back in and hits a quick knee drop on Lesnar. Flair goes for the pin but Lesnar kicks out after two. Lesnar throws Flair into the corner and hits a big clothesline. Lesnar throws Flair into the corner, Flair bounces off, Lesnar catches Flair and hits two big backbreakers. Flair rolls to the outside and Lesnar follows connecting with a few punche and kicks. Flair fights back with some chops before rolling Lesnar back in. Lesnar hits a quick punch to the gut followed by charging at Flair in the corner but Flair moves out of the way. Flair hits three big chops followed by charging at Lesnar but Lesnar catches him and applies a bearhug. Flair fights back with some punches to the head followed by some big chops. Flair goes off the ropes and charges at Lesnar but Lesnar catches Flair and hits a big spinebuster. Lesnar goes to pick up Flair but Flair hits a big low blow with his arm followed by a low blow with his foot. Flair picks up Lesnar and hits a big back suplex, Flair goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Flair takes Lesnar off of his feet with a quick chop to the back of the leg. Flair applies the Figure Four Leg Lock! Lesnar gets to the ropes. Heyman interferes but Flair punches him to the outside. Flair turns around, Lesnar picks him up on his shoulder and connects with the F-5! Lesnar goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner: Brock Lesnar

– COMMERCIAL –

WWE REWIND: Trish Stratus beating Molly Holly last week on RAW

- Jackie is shown putting makeup on when The Coach walks up. Coach says Jackie looked good at WWE Divas: Undressed. Coach says this past week wasn’t very good for her when she lost her match against Linda Miles and Trish Stratus. Jackie says she didn’t lose the match, Molly did. Molly walks up and says maybe Jackie shouldn’t worry about walking around in her underwear and focus on her in-ring ability. Jackie says at least she looks good in her underwear. Molly attacks Jackie and throws her to the outside where the arena is. Jackie throws Molly into the RAW entranceramp. Jackie goes to hit Molly with a lead pipe but Molly moves out of the way. Molly drags Jackie by the ring and hits a suplex on the outside. Molly throws Jackie into the ring and hits a big backbreaker. Molly climbs the top rope and connects with a missle dropkick. Molly goes to leave when Trish Stratus runs down and attacks Molly. Trish throws Molly into the ring. Molly tries to attack Trish but Trish ducks and pulls down Molly’s pants which reveals her wearing “grandma” underwear.

- Chris Nowinski is shown backstage with Terri. Terri asks Chris why he challenged Bradshaw to a simple wrestling match instead of a match for the Hardcore Title. Chris says why compete in a match that involves tables and steel chairs when he can simply beat somebody using some more powerful, intelligence.

– COMMERCIAL –

- A recap is shown from last week when Chris Nowinski rolled up Bradshaw getting a quick 1, 2, 3 for the win.

Non-Title Match
Bradshaw vs. Chris Nowinski
Match starts with Bradshaw hitting a big boot. Bradshaw sends Chris into the ropes and hits a big shoulder block. Bradshaw goes to the outside and throws in a trash can, STOP sign, and a few steel chairs. Bradshaw tries to use his cow bell but the referee takes it away from him. Nowinski charges at Bradshaw but Bradshaw takes him down with a big boot. Bradshaw grabs a steel chair but the referee takes it away as well. As the referee has his back turned throwing the steel chair out, Nowinski gets the cowbell and nails Bradshaw with it. Nowinski goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner: Chris Nowinski

- William Regal is shown backstage watching the match. Rob Van Dam walks in and asks him where Brock Lesnar is. Regal says Lesnar is cooling off as he has already competed tonight against Ric Flair. Regal asks RVD to apologize for barging into his locker room. RVD says he won’t apologize but since Lesnar has already competed tonight, why doesn’t he challenge him tonight. Regal accepts and once again asks RVD to apologize. RVD says he still won’t be because tonight he will beat him 1, 2, 3 courtesy of R-V-D.

– COMMERCIAL –

WWE SLAM OF THE WEEK: Jeff Hardy challenging The Undertaker for the WWE Undisputed Title in a Ladder Match.

- Terri is shown backstage with Jeff Hardy. Terri says Jeff Hardy is the heavy underdog tonight against The Undertaker and Jeff cuts her off. Jeff says this isn’t a regular match. It is a Ladder Match. He won’t have to pin him or make him submit. Hardy runs off and climbs up the RAW set showing his climbing skills. Jeff says Undertaker hasn’t competed in one Ladder Match yet and he competed in a lot. Jeff says tonight he will become the new WWE Undisputed Champion.

- Booker T is shown walking around backstage when Goldust walks up dressed as Darth Vader. Goldust tells Booker the force is strong with him. Goldust tells Booker to go over and chill and he will be right back. Booker takes the light saber and labels himself by a Star Wars name.

- Eddie Guerrero is shown backstage with Vince McMahon. Vince says he wants to keep the brand extension going and he made an exception for him. Chris Benoit walks up in wrestling gear and McMahon points out tonight is his first match back in well over a year. McMahon says Benoit owes him for picking him up on the RAW brand and Benoit says he will make up for it tonight.

– COMMERCIAL –

Non-Title Match
Rob Van Dam vs. William Regal
Match starts with both men locking up but Regal throwing RVD into the ropes and hitting a big shoulder block. Regal throws RVD into the corner, RVD jumps back, RVD attempts a spinning heel kick but Regal coutners with a modifed back suplex. Regal hits a knee to the head on RVD and goes for the pin twice but gets a two count on each. Regal applies a submission but RVD gets out of it throwing Regal into the corner. RVD hits a big monkey flip on Regal, goes for the pin but only gets a two count. RVD jumps up to the top rope, turns around and hits a big cross body on Regal. RVD goes for the pin but only gets a two count. RVD goes off the ropes and connects with the Rollling Thunder. RVD goes for the pin but Regal kicks out after two. Regal picks up RVD and attempts a quick powerbomb but RVD fights back and takes down Regal. RVD climbs the top rope, jumps and connects with a huge Five Star Frog Splash. RVD goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3.

Winner: Rob Van Dam

- After the match, Rob Van Dam gets on the mic and calls out Brock Lesnar. RVD points out both men got a win tonight and he dares Lesnar to try and get another. Brock Lesnar appears with Paul Heyman. Heyman gets on the mic and says he always liked RVD because he had guts. Heyman says because of that, he will do him one favor tonight and that is NOT allow Lesnar to come down to the ring tonight. Heyman says thats not to say this match shouldn’t go down. Heyman proposes that a match go down 3 weeks from now at WWE Vengeance. RVD gets on the mic and accepts. He says lots of people are scared to get in the ring with Brock Lesnar but he isn’t one of those people because he is Rob-Van-Dam. Heyman holds back Lesnar as RVD taunts both men in the ring.

- The return of Chris Benoit to the ring is next!

– COMMERCIAL –

Tag Team Match
Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero vs. Bubba Ray Dudley & Spike Dudley
Match starts with Eddie Guerrero and Spike Dudley. Spike goes to charge Guerrero but Guerrero goes behind Spike and takes him down. Guerrero hits some big kicks followed by a big back suplex. Spike sends Guerrero into the ropes and connects with a manhatten drop followed by a dropkick. Spike goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Bubba Ray gets the tag and works on Guerrero in the corner. Bubba Ray sends Guerrero into the ropes and Guerrero fights back with a big dropkick taking Bubba ray off of his feet. Bubba Ray throws Guerrero into the corner and hits a big clothesline. Bubba Ray hits two big elbow drops followed by a sledgehammer drop and goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Guerrero rolls back off of Bubba Ray’s back and tags in Chris Benoit. Bubba Ray backs Benoit up into the corner. Bubba Ray hits a big chop and goes for another but Benoit fights back with a chop of his own. Benoit connects with a few kicks until he picks up Bubba Ray and throws him into the corner. Bubba Ray bounces off the corner with impact. Benoit hits a quick clothesline and goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Bubba Ray gets to his feet and hits a sidewalk slam on Benoit and goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Benoit gets on his feet, Bubba Ray goes for a clothesline, Benoit ducks and hits a big german suplex! Benoit throws Bubba Ray into the ropes but Bubba Ray fights back with a neckbreaker. Spike gets the tag and goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Spike picks up Benoit and hits a quick bulldog and Spike goes for the pin but once again gets a two count. Benoit fights back with a pair of chops followed by a backbreaker. Benoit goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Benoit takes down Spike applying the Crippler Crossface but Bubba Ray breaks it up. Guerrero gets the tag and hits a big shoulder block on Spike. Benoit gets the tag and both men work on Spike in the corner. Benoit picks up Spike and hits a big back suplex. Guerrero gets the tag and throws Spike into the ring pole. Guerrero taunts Bubba Ray by spitting at him while Benoit holds Spike back in the corner. Guerrero turns around, Spike takes out Benoit and Spike hits the Dudley Dog on Guerrero! Bubba Ray gets the tag and he takes down Guerrero with two big clotheslines. Bubba Ray picks up Guerrero and hits a big powerbomb and goes for the pin but Benoit breaks it up. Bubba Ray throws Benoit into the corner and hits a big back suplex. Bubba Ray takes down Guerrero with a series of punches followed by taking out Benoit on the ring apron. Bubba Ray holds Guerrero’s legs apart and Spike hits a big headbutt from the top rope! Bubba Ray signals for Spike to get the tables. Spike sets up the table on the outside. Guerrero gets back in, jumps up on the top rope and hits a big huricanranna on Bubba Ray. Guerrero goes for the Frog Splash but Bubba Ray moves out of the way. Bubba Ray nails Benoit on the outside, Guerreo charges and Bubba Ray hits the Bubba Bomb! Bubba Ray goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winners: Bubba Ray Dudley & Spike Dudley

- After the match, Chris Benoit gets in the ring and hits a big german suplex on Bubba Ray. Spike gets in and attempts the Dudley Dog on Chris Benoit but Benoit throws Spike to the outside who crashes through the table that was set up before! Benoit applies the Crippler Crossface on Bubba Ray as Guerrero climbs the top rope and hits a big Frog Splash to the back of Bubba Ray. Benoit lets go of the Crippler Crossface as both Benoit and Guerrero leave.

– COMMERCIAL –

- A new Rey Mysterio Jr. promo is showing continuing to plug that HE’S COMING.

- Goldust dressed up as Darth Vader walks up to Big Show. Big Show asks Goldust what that crap was about last week. Goldust tells Big Show to forget about that but he has something big to tell him…he is his father. Goldust nails the light saber over Big Show. Kevin Nash walks up and takes out Goldust. Nash gets in Big Show’s face and tells him to get the job done because if they don’t he will come down and kick his ass.

- A promo is shown highlighting the career of Jeff Hary and his history with ladder’s in the WWE.

- Terri is shown backstage with The Undertaker and asks his thoughts on Jeff Hardy. Undertaker says he will hold off on Jeff right now and turn his focus to Kurt Angle. Undertaker says that Kurt Angle may have made Hulk Hogan tap but he is no Hulk Hogan and he won’t tap. Undertaker says he will beat Kurt Angle on SmackDown and retain his WWE Undisputed Title. Undertaker says that after that, he will turn his attention to The Rock. Terri says it sounds like The Undertaker is overconfident with his match tonight against Jeff Hardy. She says that The Undertaker has never competed in a Ladder Match. Undertaker asks her what her point is and then ends the interview walking away.

– COMMERCIAL –

- Big Show is shown looking for X-Pac backstage. Big Show walks into a locker room and sees X-Pac knocked out. Big Show gets enraged and walks away.

Booker T vs. Big Show
Match starts with Big Show charging the ring. Booker T hits a few hard punches but Big Show throws him into the corner followed by a big suplex. Booker tries to throw Big Show into the ropes but Big Show pulls Booker back and hits a big clothesline. Big Show picks up Booker and hits a big vertical suplex. Big Show goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Big Show picks up Booker and applies a bearhug. Booker fights out of it with some hard punches followed by a big spinning heel kick. Booker tries to throw Big Show into the ropes but Big Show pulls Booker back and hits a big sideslam. Big Show charges at Booker and Booker holds the top rope down allowing Big Show to fall to the outside. Big Show sends Booker into the ring barricade. Big Show grabs one of the steel steps and walks towards Booker. Booker counters and kicks the steel steps into the face of the Big Show. Booker rolls back into the ring as the referee begins the count. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9…10!

Winner via countout: Booker T

- After the match, Booker T does the spinearooni. Booker T goes to walk up the entranceramp but decides to go through the crowd instead fearing an nWo attack.

- Backstage, Kevin Nash and Shawn Michaels are shown making there way to the arena.

– COMMERCIAL –

nWo Segment
RAW comes back from commercial as Kevin Nash and Shawn Michaels are in the ring with Big Show. Kevin Nash gets in the face of Big Show. Nash hits a big right hand. Big Show hits a big right hand of his own. Michaels gets on the mic and breaks it up saying the real problem is Booker T. Michaels says that the nWo knows he took out X-Pac and come next week, he will be the one taken out. Michaels tells both Nash and Big Show to calm down. Michaels says he has a big announcement. Michaels says the nWo is a family and they are all not the same. Michaels says it is hard for a family to operate when a member is currently out and injured. And no, it isn’t X-Pac. Michaels reminds the people what happened before the Undisputed Title Match at King of the Ring. HBK says that the newest member of the nWo needs some time to rest his injured body. But when he returns, he will make the nWo even better and that person is none-other then…Triple H. The fans go nuts at the sound of this. HBK gets on the mic and tells Kevin Nash and Big Show to “kiss and makeup.” As Kevin Nash walks towards Big Show, Shawn Michaels nails Big Show with the Sweet Chin Music. Kevin Nash and Shawn Michaels leave the ring and tell Big Show to hurry up and leave with them. Shawn Michaels continues to use the word tough love as Big Show gets up and leaves the ring.

– COMMERCIAL –

- The Undertaker is shown backstage with Vince McMahon. McMahon says he is proud of Undertaker stepping up for the past 10 years. McMahon says that to show his appreciation, he will give Undertaker The Rock at Vengeance. McMahon says he is sure The Undertaker will beat Rock 1, 2, 3. Undertaker questions Vince if he thinks he will still be the champion come Vengeance. McMahon said he didn’t mean it in that way. Undertaker says he will walk out tonight still the WWE Undisputed Champion, ladder or no ladder.

- Jeff Hardy is shown getting warmed up for his match when Matt Hardy walks in. He wishes Jeff the best of luck but Matt says he has another surprise. Lita walks in and wishes Jeff luck as well. Jeff appreciates there wishes and leaves.

WWE Undisputed Title – Ladder Match
The Undertaker (c) vs. Jeff Hardy
Match starts with Jeff Hardy coming down and getting on Undertaker’s motorcycle. Undertaker runs to the outside but Jeff runs into the ring. Jeff kicks the ladder into The Undertaker followed by jumping over the top rope and splashing The Undertaker. Jeff gets a steel chair and nails it across the face of The Undertaker. Jeff grabs the ladder again but Undertaker catches it, Jeff throws Undertaker into the ring and Undertaker connects with the ladder in front of him. Undertaker turns around but takes down Jeff with a big punch to the face. Undertaker picks up Jeff and nails his head off the ring barrier. Undertaker clotheslines Jeff against it. Undertaker picks up Jeff and hits a quick knee to the gut. Undertaker picks up Jeff yet again and throws him up onto his shoulder. Undertaker runs at the ladder, Jeff gets off his shoulder and throws Undertaker into the ladder! Jeff drapes the ladder across Undertaker’s chest. Jeff gets up on the steel steps, jumps and connects with a leg drop onto Undertaker’s chest while connecting with the ladder. Jeff gets into the ring and brings the ladder with him until Undertaker grabs the bottom from the outside and pushes it down allowing it to connect to the face of Jeff Hardy. Undertaker kicks the bottom again and it nails Jeff in the gut. Jeff gets up on the ring apron, Undertaker picks up the ladder and nails it over the head of Jeff. Undertaker sets up the ladder and begins to climb it. Undertaker gets halfway up but sees Jeff Hardy knocked out on the outside. Undertaker climbs down, goes to the outside, picks up Jeff and throws him onto the announcers table. Undertaker picks up Jeff again and throws him into the time keepers area. Undertaker picks up Jeff again but rolls him back into the ring. Undertaker grabs the ladder and sets it down. Jeff gets to one knee and Undertaker connects with a knee to the face. Undertaker grabs Jeff by the head and nails it onto the ladder on the ground. Undertaker goes to pick up Undertaker but Jeff fights back with a series of punches. Undertaker takes down Jeff though with a huge punch to the head. Jeff lays on his stomach with his head over the ring apron, caught up in the ladder. Undertaker gets up on the ring apron, jumps and connects with a big leg drop. Undertaker gets into the ring and puts Jeff in the corner. Undertaker charges and connects with a big clothesline. Undertaker grabs the ladder and sets it up in the corner. Undertaker picks up Jeff and throws him up against the ladder. Undertaker backs up to charge at Jeff but Jeff moves out of the way and Undertaker hits the ladder with impact. Undertaker throws Jeff into the other corner, Jeff jumps up onto the top rope and hits a big corkscrew moonsault taking Undertaker down! Undertaker gets right back up though and throws Jeff to the outside. Undertaker picks up Jeff and Jeff fights back with a low blow. Jeff gets back into the ring, runs, jumps off the ladder in the ring and connects with Undertaker on the outside. Jeff pulls out a bigger ladder from under the ring. Jeff slides it into the ring and sets it up. Jeff begins to climb it when Undertaker gets into the ring. Undertaker nails Jeff from behind, grabs him and sets him up on his shoulders looking to hit the Last Ride. Jeff fights back though and hits a big huricanranna! Undertaker rolls to the outside and Jeff begins to climb. Jeff gets to the top, reaches but Undertaker gets in with a steel chair and nails it across the back of The Undertaker. Undertaker picks up Jeff and attempts the Last Ride but Jeff fights back, leans back down, grabs the steel chair in the ring, leans back up and nails it across the head of The Undertaker! Jeff gets the steel chair and nails it across the head of Undertaker again! Jeff climbs the ladder once again and gets close when Undertaker grabs the steel chair and nails it across the back of Jeff two times! Undertaker climbs the other side of the ladder, both men are at the top. Jeff reaches, Undertaker slaps his hand across the neck of Jeff Hardy. Undertaker lifts Jeff into the air and hits the Chokeslam from the top of the ladder! Undertaker reaches and gets the Undisputed Title!

Winner & STILL Undisputed Champion: The Undertaker

- After the match, The Undertaker sees Jeff Hardy getting on his feet. Undertaker gets back in, picks up Jeff and connects with the Last Ride! Undertaker gets on his motorcyle and begins to leave when Jeff Hardy gets on the mic. He tells Undertaker that he is still on his feet. Undertaker comes back down, gets into the ring and grabs Jeff by the head. Undertaker goes to punch Jeff but he holds back and raises Jeff’s arm. The Undertaker leaves the ring staring down Jeff Hardy in the ring as RAW goes off the air…

 

WWE RAW Results (June 24, 2002)

e WWE promo hits followed by the RAW promo as the pyro goes off in the Gund Arena in Cleveland, OH starting the show off.

- All RAW superstars appear standing on the outside of the WWE ring on the ring apron.

Vince McMahon Segment
“No Chance In Hell” hits as Vince McMahon gets into the ring and gets on the mic. McMahon says that many superstars in the past ask him a question that he will answer tonight. McMahon says everyone knows he is a success and he knows everyone wants to know his secret on why he is. McMahon says he will share that very secret. Ruthless aggression. McMahon says he took on every wrestling promoter and kicked everyone of their asses. And why, because of ruthless aggression. McMahon says he took on the US Federal Government and the WCW and he kicked both of their asses because of ruthless agression. McMahon asks the WWE superstars if they have ruthless agression to stand out more than anyone /*. McMahon says no one out here has that except for the 2002 King of the Ring winner…”The Next Big Thing” Brock Lesnar. McMahon gets in RVD’s face and asks if that bothers him on how Lesnar won his King of the Ring title. McMahon gets in Bubba Ray Dudley’s face and tells Bubba that since he did what he did at King of the Ring, he will now face Eddie Guerrero tonight. McMahon gets in Jeff Hardy’s face and says that since he likes to mess with The Undertaker, he will face him tonight in a one-on-one match but not for the title. McMahon asks the WWE superstars around the ring who will be the next legend but he doesn’t think anyone has what it takes. McMahon goes to leave the ring when the nWo’s music hits. Big Show, Kevin Nash, Shawn Michaels and X-Pac all appear. HBK gets on the mic and greets Vince McMahon. HBK says he apologizes for their tardiness but he couldn’t help hear what he was saying about “ruthless aggression.” And what he said all pertained to the nWo. HBK says that if McMahon needs help cleaning down all the trash on the RAW brand, the nWo is here for it. Kevin Nash gets on the mic and says that if anyone has a problem with that, they should headline some WrestleMania’s before they speak. Booker T gets in the ring and gets on the mic. Booker T says he thinks the nWo sucks when Goldust comes in and says they are pals and even practically married. Booker T shuts up Goldust and he demands McMahon put him in the ring with anyone in the nWo. McMahon says he cant give Booker T Shawn Michaels tonight because Michaels is an Icon and no one here is. McMahon says it won’t be Kevin Nash for a while until he recovers from his injury. McMahon says however if Nash doesn’t recover from his injury and live up to his benefits, he will join the unemployment line like his buddy Scott Hall. Booker T gets on the mic and says he can take out the nWo with that Gold freak. McMahon says a Tag Team Match will be made tonight with Booker T and Goldust taking on Big Show and X-Pac of the nWo. McMahon says Shawn Michaels and Kevin Nash cannot intefere in the match. Booker T gets on the mic and says that tonight he will take out those nWo punks…SUCKAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. Booker To does the spinearooni as RAW goes to commercial.

– COMMERCIAL –

Tag Team Match
Bradshaw & Spike Dudley vs. William Regal & Chris Nowinski
Match starts with Spike jumping on both Regal and Nowinski on the outside. Nowinski gets into the ring and Bradshaw takes him out with punches and kicks. Bradshaw hits a quick clothesline and goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Nowinski charges at Bradshaw but Bradshaw catches him and hits a big fallaway slam. Spike gets the tag and he hits a spinning elbow to the head of Nowinski. Nowinski throws Spike to the outside while Regal works on him. Regal throws Spike back in and Nowinski gives him a shoulder breaker. Nowinski goes for the pin but only gets a two count. William Regal gets the tag and hits a quick snapmare followed by a knee to the face. Regal goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. Nowinski gets the tag and Spike fights back with big punches. Bradshaw gets the tag and takes out both Regal and Nowinski. Bradshaw hits a big boot on Regal followed by hitting an elbow to the face on Nowinski. Spike attempts the Dudley Dog on Nowinski but he throws Spike to the outside. Nowinski then rolls Bradshaw up from behind and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winners: William Regal & Chris Nowinski

- Vince McMahon is shown backstage talking to Sgt. Slaughter. McMahon says he wants to get rid of certain individuals on the RAW roster and he says they will start with Tommy Dreamer and Raven tonight. McMahon tells Slaughter to set up a match tonight between the both that makes sure one of those two wrestle there last night on RAW ever. McMahon goes into the next room and Jackie from Tough Enough 2 is in it wearing a trench coat. Jackie tells McMahon that she is very aggressive. McMahon agrees and sets up a match tonight pitting herself and the new Women’s Champion Molly Holly against Trish Stratus and Linda from Tough Enough 2. Jackie takes off her trench coat and shows McMahon how she will win tomorrow night. The Undertaker walks in and asks Vince what he is doing. Undertaker tells Vince that The Rock almost cost him the Undisputed Title last night at King of the Ring. Undertaker says he wants The Rock tonight on RAW. McMahon says Rock isn’t here tonight and his apperance last week was a one-time deal only. McMahon says besides, he already has a match tonight against Jeff Hardy. Undertaker says he knows McMahon is looking for new superstars and tonight, he will make Jeff Hardy famous the old fashion way.

– COMMERCIAL –

WWE REWIND: Bubba Ray Dudley interfering at the King of the Ring last night helping Ric Flair beat Eddie Guerrero.

- Before the match starts, Eddie Guerrero tells Bubba Ray Dudley in the ring that a table will not intimidate him. Guerrero says if they want to see a star, they better take a good look at Latino Heat.

Bubba Ray Dudley vs. Eddie Guerrero
Match starts with Bubba Ray taking down Guerrero with elbows to the back followed by a scoop slam. Guerrero charges at Bubba Ray Dudley and kicks him in the head but Bubba fights back with a back body drop. Bubba Ray hits a quick elbow to the head on Guerrero taking him down. Bubba Ray Dudley tells the crowd he is going to get the tables. Guerrero stops Dudley and hits a quick huricanranna rolling him up getting the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner: Eddie Guerrero

- After the match, Guerrero gets the table from the outside and sets it up in the ring. Guerrero turns around but Bubba Ray hits him with a kick to the gut followed by a big powerbomb through the table! Chris Benoit runs out and takes Bubba Ray down and locks the Crippler Crossface on him. Many WWE referees run down to the ring and break it up kicking Benoit out of the ring.

– COMMERCIAL –

- A promo hits showing highlights from Rey Mysterio Jr.’s wrestling career followed by a graphic saying “HE’S COMING.”

- Goldust then appears dressed up like the Crocodile Hunter. He says tonight instead of looking for Crocs, they will go to the nWo locker room. Goldust walks into the locker room and comes upon The Giant aka Big Show sleeping. X-Pac walks out and chases Goldust out of the locker room.

- Jeff Hardy is shown getting ready for his match with The Undertaker. Matt says tonight is Jeff’s night and Jeff says that tonight he will become a star.

- Goldust is then shown being chased by Goldust when Goldust runs into a room. X-Pac follows but gets knocked out by Booker T. Booker T taunts X-Pac and does the usual “SUCKAAAAAAAA” routine.

– COMMERCIAL –

Loser Leaves RAW
Tommy Dreamer vs. Raven
Match starts with both men locking up but Raven getting the advantage in the corner taking down Dreamer with many kicks. Raven hits a quick clothesline followed by a knee lift. Raven goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Raven gets up on the top rope holding onto Dreamer’s head. Raven jumps and drives his knee into Dreamer’s head. Raven goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Raven attempts a bulldog but Dreamer throws Raven into the corner and takes him down with two quick punches. Dreamer hits a quick powerslam but only gets a two count. Dreamer hits a quick neck breaker on Raven but only gets a two count. Dreamer charges at Raven in the corner but Raven moves out of the way. Raven goes for the Evenflow DDT but Dreamer counters out of it and hits a DDT of his own. Dreamer goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Raven throws Dreamer into the ropes and hits a quick inverted DDT. Raven goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Dreamer throws Raven into the ropes, catches him up on his shoulders and hits the Death Valley Driver. Dreamer goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner: Tommy Dreamer

- After the match, WWE security escorts Raven out of the building.

- Brock Lesnar is shown backstage when Paul Heyman walks up and says that it is now time to honor the 2002 King of the Ring.

- Raven is shown again still being escorted taking his things and going to the arena parking lot. When he gets outside to the parking lot, Matt Hardy spears him into the car garage steel door followed by throwing him onto a car. Hardy tells Raven to have a good trip.

– COMMERCIAL –

2002 King of the Ring Coronation Ceremony – Brock Lesnar
Jim Ross is in the ring with Paul Heyman. Ross says that usually the King of the Ring winner gets some kind of prestigious title but this year they get a shot at the Undipusted Title at SummerSlam on August 25th. Heyman gets on the mic and introduces “The Next Big Thing” Brock Lesnar. Heyman gets on the mic and says that Brock Lesnar is the answer to all of Vince McMahon’s questions. Heyman says no one has the desire like Brock Lesnar does in the WWE. Heyman says he would like all the fans to stand and applaud the 2002 King of the Ring winner Brock Lesnar. Rob Van Dam then gets into the ring and nails Lesnar from behind. RVD hits Lesnar with a big spinning heel kick knocking Lesnar to the outside. Lesnar stares down RVD but Heyman holds him back.

– COMMERCIAL –

- Backstage, Paul Heyman is shown complaining to Vince McMahon after what Rob Van Dam did to Brock Lesnar. McMahon asks Heyman what he should do. Heyman says he should make a match between Lesner and RVD for RVD’s WWE Intercontinental Title. McMahon agrees and pumps up Lesnar for the match tonight.

Non-Title Match
The Undertaker vs. Jeff Hardy
Match starts with Undertaker hitting a knee to Jeff Hardy’s gut. Undertaker throws Jeff to the corner and hits a few elbows the chest. Undertaker throws Jeff into the corner, Jeff bounces off, Undertaker grabs Jeff and connects him with a big bodyslam. Undertaker goes for the pin but lifts himself up after two. Undertaker picks up Jeff, backs up, and hits a big boot to the face. Jeff rolls under the bottom rope by the ring apron. Undertaker gets up on the ring apron, jumps, but Jeff moves out of the way. Jeff jumps over the top rope and takes down Undertaker on the outside. Jeff jumps up on the guard railing, jumps at Undertaker but Undertaker catches him and hits a big chokeslam on the outside. Undertaker rolls Jeff back into the ring and hits the Last Ride. Undertaker pins Jeff and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner: The Undertaker

- After the match, The Undertaker gets on his bike and leaves when Jeff Hardy gets on the mic. Jeff tells Undertaker that he wants a match with him again next week but this time for the Undisputed Title. Jeff says he is not done yet though. It will be his kind of match…a ladder match! Undertaker accepts and leaves.

– COMMERCIAL –

Tag Team Match
Trish Stratus & Linda Miles vs. Molly Holly & Jackie Gayda
Before the match starts, Molly Holly gets on the mic and says that it is an honor to bring back dignity to the WWE Women’s Title. Match starts with Trish taking down Molly but Jackie then gets the tag. Trish works on Jackie until Linda gets the tag. Linda works on Jackie’s elbow until Trish climbs up the top rope and nails it. Trish gets the tag and works on Jackie’s elbow again. Linda gets the tag and does the same. Jackie sends Linda into the ropes, Molly kicks Linda from behind, and Jackie hits a quick clothesline. Molly gets takes Jackie down hitting a few elbows to the back. Molly then chokes Linda with the second rope. Jackie interferes from the ring apron and chokes Linda as well. Molly throws Linda into the ropes, Linda jumps over Molly and hits a sunset flip but only gets a two count. Molly hits a quick snap suplex on Linda. Jackie gets the tag and climbs the top rope. Molly holds Linda but Linda hits a dropkick on her. Molly hits the ropes making Jackie fall. Trish runs at Jackie on the top rope and hits her hurricanranna. Trish goes for the pin but Molly breaks it up. Linda throws Jackie to the outside while Molly attempts a charge in the corner but Trish moves out of the way. Trish grabs Molly and hits the Stratusfaction. Trish goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winners: Trish Stratus & Linda Miles

– COMMERCIAL –

- The Coach is shown standing by with Rob Van Dam. Coach asks RVD if he thinks he can still walk away tonight still the WWE Intercontinental Champion after his match with Brock Lesnar tonight. RVD says of course he will because he is Rob-Van-Dam. Paul Heyman walks up and calls RVD a son of a bitch when Brock Lesnar cuts Heyman off and speaks, yes speaks. He tells RVD he will show him just what ruthless agression is all about tonight.

- The nWo is shown walking with Kevin Nash and Shawn Michaels yelling at X-Pac and Big Show to go get the job done tonight against Booker T and Goldust. Big Show and X-Pac say they will.

– COMMERCIAL –

SLAM OF THE WEEK: The nWo taking out Booker T and Goldust last week on RAW.

Tag Team Match
nWo (Big Show & X-Pac) vs. Booker T & Goldust
Match starts with Booker T and Big Show. Both men lockup but Big Show slams Booker back down hard. Both men lockup again but Big Show backs Booker into the corner and hits a hard chop to the chest. Big Show goes for a clothesline but Booker ducks and gives Big Show some big chops to the chest. Booker tries to throw Big Show into the ropes but he pulls Booker back and hits a big side slam. X-Pac gets the tag and hits a chop on Booker in the corner. Booker takes down X-Pac with a big heel kicks followed by a knee to the head. Goldust gets the tag and Booker tosses X-Pac in the corner followed by Goldust charging at him. Goldust backs up, runs, and hits the Bronco Buster on X-Pac! Goldust then hits a Manhatten Drop followed by a clothesline. Goldust gets taken down by a big spinning heel kick from X-Pac. Big Show gets the tag and he hits a big knee lift on Goldust. Big Show picks up Goldust and then hits a big scoop slam. X-Pac gets the tag and he charges at Goldust in the corner many times followed by a scoop slam and a quick leg drop. X-Pac goes for the pin but Booker T breaks it up. Goldust goes for a clothesline, X-Pac ducks, Goldust grabs X-Pac from behind and rolls him up but only gets a two count. X-Pac throws Goldust into the corner and hits two big hard chops. Big Show gets the tag and hits a big suplex followed by a leg drop on Goldust. Big Show taunts at Booker T when he picks up Goldust and hits an inverted DDT. Big Show goes for the pin but Booker T breaks it up. X-Pac gets the tag and he takes down Goldust in the corner. X-Pac backs up, runs, but misses the Bronco Buster. Booker T gets the tag as well as Big Show. Booker nails X-Pac in the corner, Big Show charges, Booker moves and Big Show connects with X-Pac in the corner. Big Show charges at Booker T, Booker ducks and hits a spinning heel kick. Big Show gets on one knee and Booker hits a scissors kick. X-Pac gets in but Booker takes him down with a spinebuster. Both Booker T and Goldust pick up Big Show and hit a big suplex! X-Pac pulls Booker to the outside which leaves Goldust and Big Show in the ring. Goldust sets up Big Show for the Shattered Dreams but Big Show catches Goldust in the corner when he charges at him and hits a big chokeslam! Big Show goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winners: nWo (Big Show & X-Pac)

– COMMERCIAL –

WWE Intercontinental Title Match
Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman
Match starts with Lesnar charging at RVD picking him up in the air and slamming him in the corner. Lesnar throws RVD into the other corner and hits a big clothesline. Lesnar chokes RVD in the corner until the referee breaks it up. Lesnar chokes RVD again but this time with his foot. Lesnar throws RVD into the other corner, RVD lifts a boot, gets up on the turnbuckle and hits a big kick to the face. RVD charges at Lesnar in the other cornering looking to hit a monkey flip but Lesnar holds RVD up, RVD counters and hits a hurricanranna! Lesnar rolls to the outside, RVD jumps over the top rope, Lesner catches him and nails him off the turnbuckle. RVD attempts a spinning heel kick on Lesnar but Lesnar catches his foot, lifts him in the air and connects with a modified chokeslam. Lesnar goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Lesnar picks up RVD and hits a big overhead belly to belly suplex. RVD catches Lesnar with an elbow to the face when Lensar tried to charge at him but Lesnar fights back with yet another overhead belly to belly suplex. Lesnar goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Lesnar picks up RVD and hits two big backbreakers. RVD fights back with a few punches and kicks. RVD goes off the ropes and takes Lesnar down to his knees. RVD goes off the ropes again but this time Lesnar catches him with a clothesline. RVD gets on his feet but Lesnar applies a bearhug on him. RVD tries to fight out of the submission but Lesnar slams him back down hard. Lesnar goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Lesnar throws RVD into the corner, RVD bounces off, Lesnar catches him up on his shoulder and Lesnar charges RVD onto the corner. Lesnar throws RVD back up onto his shoulders again and does the same. Lesnar attempts it one more time but RVD slides off his shoulders and kicks him into the corner. RVD hits a few big kicks followed by connecting with the Rolling Thunder. RVD goes for the pin but only gets a two count. RVD goes off the ropes again but this time hits a quick moonsault. RVD goes for the pin but once again gets a two count. Hyeman interferes from the outside holding RVD’s leg. Lesnar charges, RVD moves, Lesnar hits his neck on the second rope. RVD climbs the top rope and hits a big kick to the face on Lesnar. RVD climbs the top rope, Heyman interferes, Lesnar grabs RVD and holds him up high above. RVD gets down, RVD goes for a kick but Lesnar holds his leg. RVD then hits a big spinning heel kick. RVD then hits a moonsault from the top rope. RVD goes for the pin, 1, 2, Heyman gets into the ring and breaks it up as the referee rings the bell.

Winner by DQ & STILL Intercontinental Champion: Rob Van Dam

- After the match, Paul Heyman goes to the outside and throws in a steel chair. Brock Lesnar picks it up, RVD runs and hits the Van Daminator into Lesnar’s face with the steel chair! Heyman gets into the ring but RVD takes him down, climbs the top rope and hits the Five Star Frog Splash! RVD rolls to the outside but Brock Lesnar catches him and slams him back down hard onto the outside. Lesnar then clears the announcers table, picks up RVD and powerbombs him through it as RAW goes off the air…

 

WWE RAW Results (June 17, 2002)

he WWE promo hits followed highlights from last week when Shawn Michaels kicked Booker T out of the nWo.

- The RAW promo hits followed by the pyro going off in The Arena in Oakland, CA starting the show off. We are reminded of the Quarterfinal Matches for the King of the Ring tonight between Booker T/Brock Lesnar and X-Pac/Rob Van Dam.

- They then say we will find out the real story concerning the situation with Stone Cold Steve Austin and the WWE tonight.

King of the Ring Quarterfinal Match
Rob Van Dam vs. X-Pac
Match starts with both men circling the ring and then locking up. X-Pac hits a quick arm drag on RVD and then taunts to the fans which gets a booing reaction. Both men lockup again, headlock by X-Pac, X-Pac trips up RVD, slaps him across the back of the head then celebrates once again. Both men lockup once again but RVD gets the advantage and hits a few hard kicks to the gut of X-Pac followed by a spinning heel kick. RVD lays on the ground as X-Pac comes off the ropes and he gives X-Pac a big monkey flip. RVD throws X-Pac to the outside and follows it up with a moonsault from the ring apron to X-Pac on the outside. RVD hits a baseball slide to the face on X-Pac to the outside. RVD hits a front suplex on X-Pac over the guard barricade followed by a leg drop to the back of the head from the ring apron. X-Pac tries to flip back in across the back of RVD but RVD moves and X-Pac hits the ring hard. RVD hits a moonsault and goes for the pin but only gets 2 count. X-Pac gives RVD an irish whip into the ropes followed by hitting a big powerbomb. X-Pac goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. X-Pac applies a headlock but RVD fights back but gets thrown to the outside by X-Pac. X-Pac goes off the ropes and jumps over the top rope to the outside and nails RVD. X-Pac gets RVD back into the ring and gives him a few chops to the chest followed by taking him down off of his feet. X-Pac backs up, runs but misses the Bronco Buster. RVD hits a quick clothesline followed by a big spinning heel kick. RVD goes for a suplex, X-Pac flips back and lands on his feet, X-Pac goes for the X-Factor but RVD hits a big uppercut. RVD hits the Rolling Thunder and goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. RVD goes up to the top rope and looks to hit the Five Star Frog Splash but X-Pac dropkicks RVD to the outside. Booker T then runs out and hits the Book End on X-Pac! RVD climbs the top rope, jumps and hits the Five Star Frog Splash. RVD goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win!

Winner and advancing to Semifinals: Rob Van Dam

- A clip is shown from this past week on WWE Confidential when Jim Ross discussed the Steve Austin situation. They then say we will find out about the real story next.

– COMMERCIAL –

- X-Pac is shown complaining to the nWo after what happened to him when Booker T interfered cost him his match against Rob Van Dam. Kevin Nash says he has a plan and they will take care of it soon.

Vince McMahon discusses Steve Austin’s WWE status
Vince gets on the mic and says he knows the question on everyones mind and that question is if Stone Cold Steve Austin is really gone. He says the answer to that question is sadly yes. He said the other question is if Steve Austin will ever return to the WWE and get back into action. Vince says he doesn’t know the answer because Austin has a lot of explaining to do. McMahon brings up the fact that Austin walked out the night after WrestleMania 18 and left for 2 weeks blaming it on burnout but what he did this past Monday was not professional. McMahon says that in his mind, Austin owes an apology for walking out to every superstar in the locker room as well as the WWE and each and every fan. McMahon says a number of people tried to speak with Steve Austin until he took one call and that was from Jim Ross. McMahon says JR pleaded with Austin to come back to work but Austin decided not to do that. McMahon says Austin’s actions both personally and professionally are not like the Austin we all know. McMahon says the company has to move on and bring up new stars. McMahon states that the winner of the King of the Ring this Sunday will be granted a Undisputed Title shot at SummerSlam. McMahon says that Austin may be gone but he will never be forgetten and he knows Austin wishes well to the WWE superstars. McMahon says that on behalf of the company he helped build as well as all the numerous fans, thank you for the memories. McMahon then grabs a beer and drinks it. McMahon sets it down and walks away leaving it in the middle of the ring as the fans in the arena chant “AUSTIN” over and over again.

– COMMERCIAL –

SLAM OF THE WEEK: The Hardy Boyz attacking The Undertaker last week on RAW.

Jeff Hardy vs. Raven
Before the match starts, clips are shown from the match between the two last night on Sunday Night Heat which resulted in a DQ when Jeff Hardy chocked out Raven with a TV cords. The bell rings and both men exchange punches as The Undertaker appears at the top of the entranceway. Both men reverse numerous moves until Jeff Hardy clothesline Raven to the outside. Jeff jumps up onto the guard railing, jumps off and clothesline Raven. Jeff throws Raven into the ring, Jeff charges and Raven drop toe holds him to the outside. Raven goes to the outside and nails Jeff’s head off the guard railing followed by throwing him back in. Raven gets onto the top rope while holding Jeff and he jumps which allows Raven’s leg to come down hard on Jeff’s back. Raven hits a quick clothesline followed by a knee lift on Jeff Hardy. Raven goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. Jeff hits a quick jaw drop on Raven followed by a dropkick. Raven comes off the ropes and Jeff hits a big spinning heel kick. Jeff climbs the top rope but Raven nails him in the groin allowing him to fall down. Raven attempts a superplex but Jeff fights back and throws Raven off the top rope. Jeff Hardy jumps and connects with the Swantom Bomb. Jeff goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner: Jeff Hardy

– After the match, The Undertaker continues to stand at the top of the entranceway. He stares down Jeff Hardy and yells something at him as he leaves.

– COMMERCIAL –

- Booker T is shown backstage when Goldust walks up dressed up as the “Duke of Gold.” Goldust reminds his warning to Booker T last week about Shawn Michaels which came true. Goldust says the nWo may want to get revenge during his King of the Ring Quarterfinal match with Brock Lesnar tonight. Goldust says if that doesn’t happen tonight then Booker T could become “King Booker.”

- The Coach interviews Molly Holly about Trish Stratus’s comments last week on RAW when Trish said Molly had a “big ass.” Molly said she was offended but she says she will beat Trish Stratus at the King of the Ring to become the new WWE Women’s Champion. The Coach says that if she wins at the KOTR, she won’t be the “butt” of jokes anymore. Molly slaps The Coach and leaves.

- The Big Show is shown laughing at what just happened when X-Pac walks up still complaining. The nWo walks in and they go to speak with X-Pac when Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar walk in. Heyman says he knows the nWo might want revenge against Booker T tonight and he asks them to stay out of the way because they could ruin Brock Lesnar’s chances at becoming the next WWE Undisputed Champion. X-Pac gets in Heyman’s face and says it sounds more like a threat. Brock pushes Heyman aside and gets in the face of X-Pac. Shawn Michaels pushes X-Pac aside and gets in the face of Brock Lesnar. Kevin Nash pushes Shawn Michaels aside and gets in the face of Brock Lesnar. Both Brock and Heyman back up and leave.

– COMMERCIAL –

WWE REWIND: Chris Nowinski from Tough Enough 1 helping William Regal out in his European Title match against Bradshaw last week on RAW.

Chris Nowinski w/ William Regal vs. Spike Dudley
The match starts with Spike charging at Chris right away. Spike takes Chris down to his feet in the corner and jumps up and down on his chest. Chris throws Spike over the top rope to the outside. Chris picks up Spike on the outside and throws him into the steel steps. Chris throws Spike back into the ring and he takes him down with a big back breaker. Chris goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. Chris throws Spike onto the second rope and chokes him with it. Chris goes for a suplex but Spike gets out of it and lands on his feet. Chris turns around and takes Spike down with a big clothesline. Chris goes for the pin twice on Spike but gets a 2 count on both. Chris puts Spike onto the top rope and attempts a superplex but Spike throws Chris off and he jumps and connects with Chris’s gut. Spike takes down Chris with two big elbows followed by going for the Dudley Dog but William Regal gets up on the ring apron. Spike nails Regal but when he turns around Chris hits a big Full Nelson Bomb! Chris Nowinski goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3.

Winner: Chris Nowinski

- After the match, both William Regal and Chris Nowinski beat on Spike in the ring when Bradshaw runs down and chases both men out of the ring.

- Ric Flair is then shown making his way to the arena.

– COMMERCIAL –

Ric Flair, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit Segment
Ric Flair gets on the mic and says that a lot of people in the world think he lost everything last week. First, Steve Austin walks out on him and he then loses his 50% ownership of the company to Vince McMahon. Flair says he went home and took one long look in the mirror. He says he found the real Ric Flair. Flair says ownership went to his head and yes, he became an asshole. Flair wishes he still had the company but life isn’t over. Flair says he didn’t go home like Austin, he came back tonight. Flair says he took a look about what is really going on and that is the comeback of Hulk Hogan. Flair says his last match on RAW was losing to Vince McMahon and that is not the way he wants to be known. Flair says that he is not ready to go home and he signed a contract that makes him an official RAW superstar. Flair says he wants to prove that he still has one last good run in him. Flair then tells Brock Lesnar that before he leaves, he will prove to him his title of being the Dirtiest Player in the Game! Stone Cold Steve Austin’s music hits and the fans go nuts. It then cuts as Eddie Guerrero’s music hits. Guerrero gets into the ring and gets on the mic. He tells the fans that hearing Austin’s music will never happen again. Guerrero says he was set to take on Austin at King of the Ring but he won’t be able to now due to Austin walking out. Guerrero asks Ric Flair who he is to walk out here and announce himself as a “wrestler” again. Guerrero says Austin left on Ric Flair’s watch and which makes Flair personally responsible. Guerrero says Flair is a worthless piece of crap. Chris Benoit’s music hits. Benoit gets a mic and asks Guerrero who the hell he thinks he is talking to. Benoit tells Guerrero that he is talking to Ric Flair. He has been in the business for the 30 years and he has beaten the best. Benoit flashes the Four Horsemen sign and asks Guerrero if he knows what that is. Benoit says Flair is a 16-time World Champion and he dedicated his entire left to this business. Eddie Guerrero says big deal and he calls Flair a loser. Guerrero says Flair’s new run will be worse than his run as the owner of a company. Flair offers taking Steve Austin’s stop at the King of the Ring. Guerrero gets in Ric Flair’s face again when Benoit cuts Guerrero off. He says Flair took away his dream and hope. Benoit says Steve Austin broke his neck and Flair will never know how much he took away from him. Benoit also holds Flair responsible just like Guerrero. Flair nails in the face followed by Benoit. Both Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero take down Ric Flair and kick him numerous times. Guerrero puts the Figure Four Leg Lock on Flair as Benoit stands over him and yells at him. WWE referees rush the ring and break it up.

- Vince McMahon is shown talking on a cell phone when Chris Nowinski from Tough Enough 1 walks in. He tells Vince that he is without a doubt the first ever Harvard graduate to compete in the WWE. Vince says he is impressed but his cell phone is vibrating and he must answer the call. Vince gets off the phone and he says Tony Geraria, his lookout, just said that the man himself walked off a plane at the airport and is headed our way. Chris asks Vince who “the man” is and Vince says he can only assume it is none other than Stone Cold Steve Austin.

– COMMERCIAL –

DURING THE BREAK: Vince McMahon tells security that he is aware that Stone Cold Steve Austin is on his way to the arena. He tells them to allow Steve Austin into the arena and do whatever he wants to an extent. He asks Sarge to get a camera ready and document anything Austin says.

Tag Team Match
D-Lo Brown & Trish Stratus vs. Crash Holly & Molly Holly
Match starts with D-Lo and Crash. D-Lo gives Crash a big scoop slam followed by a big leg drop. D-Lo goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. Molly gets the tag as D-Lo tags in Trish. Trish nails Molly with some big elbows followed by taking her down with a big clothesline. Trish nails Molly in the head with a kick. Trish goes for the pin but only gets 2 count. Molly fights back taking down Trish and smashing her head into the ring mat. Trish gets up but Molly takes her down with a big back breaker. Molly goes to the top rope and attemps the Molly-Go-Round but Trish moves out of the way. D-Lo gets the tag as well as Crash. D-Lo nails Crash with two hard rights followed by a jumping knee to the face. Crash charges at D-Lo but D-Lo catches Crash and hits a modified side front slam. D-Lo goes for the pin but Molly breaks it up. Crash charges D-Lo once again but D-Lo catches him with the Skyhigh! D-Lo goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winners: D-Lo Brown & Trish Stratus

- After the match, Molly pulls Trish off the ring apron and throws her onto the announcers table. Trish nails her head off the announcers table as Molly and Crash leave.

- Lita is shown at The World in New York City in her neck brace. JR asks Lita about Matt’s match with The Undertaker tonight. Lita says she spoke with Matt tonight about the match but she said it almost might not be worth the risk.

- The Undertaker is shown riding his motorcycle towards the arena.

– COMMERCIAL –

- WWE production officials are shown getting the cameras ready for Stone Cold. Jackie from Tough Enough 2 walks in. Vince says he knows who she is but he asks why she is here. Jackie said she may have appeared on SmackDown, but it doesn’t mean she hasn’t signed with them. She wants to know if she can become a “RAW” girl. Vince says she can get the chance a week from tomorrow night when she will compete in a “Diva’s Showdown.” Jackie says she will win it and show just how raw she can get.

Non-Title Match
The Undertaker vs. Matt Hardy
The match starts with Matt Hardy charging the ring but The Undertaker stops him right away. Undertaker irish whips Matt into the corner but Matt hits a boot to the face. Matt charges at Undertaker but Undertaker takes him down with a big clothesline. Undertaker puts Matt’s head under the bottom rope. Undertaker jumps off the ring apron and connects with a big leg drop. Undertaker kicks Matt in the gut and looks to hit the Last Ride but Matt fights out of it and he hits Undertaker with a big swinging DDT. Matt goes for the pin but Undertaker kicks out after 2. Matt gets irish whipped into the ropes and Undertaker slaps his hand across his neck taking Matt down. Undertaker goes for the pin but Jeff Hardy comes down and pulls the referee out. Jeff climbs the top rope looking to take down The Undertaker but Raven comes out and throws him off of it. Matt charges at The Undertaker but Undertaker takes him down with a big boot. The Undertaker hits the Last Ride on Matt and he goes for the pin getting the 1, 2, and 3.

Winner: The Undertaker

- After the match, Raven gets into the ring and handcuffs Jeff Hardy’s arm to the top rope. The Undertaker proceeds to then beat down Jeff Hardy. Matt gets on his feet looking to break it up but Raven gets into the ring and takes Matt down. Raven applies a submission to Matt stopping him from doing anything. Raven lets go of the hold as The Undertaker grabs the Undisputed Title and raises it into the air to the crowd as the boo back.

– COMMERCIAL –

- The Undertaker is shown walking around backstage when Terri walks up. Undertaker says that Matt Hardy is a perfect example of when people try and take advantage of him. He warns Triple H and tells him that his belt shows that he is the best and he until he wins it, he is nothing. The Undertaker then walks away.

- Vince McMahon is shown backstage when his cell phone rings again. Once again, McMahon is notified that Austin is close to the arena. McMahon tells the WWE production crew to get ready.

- Paul Heyman is shown backstage talking with Senior WWE referee Earl Hebner. He tells Hebner to do his job and disqualify Booker T if anyone comes out because Brock Lesnar wants no interference. Hebner tells Heyman that he doesn’t tell him how to do his job so he shouldn’t tell him how to do his. Heyman turns around to walk away when Booker T walks up. He tells Heyman that Brock Lesnar shouldn’t worry about any referee’s because he will have to worry about the 5-time WCW champion beating down his rookie punk ass in the ring…SUCKAAAAAAAAAA!

– COMMERCIAL –

King of the Ring Quarterfinal Match
Booker T vs. Brock Lesnar
Before the match starts, the nWo music hits as all members appear at the top of the entranceway. They surround the ring as Lesnar charges Booker in the corner. Booker hits some hard rights to Lesnar followed by chops. Lesnar fights back pulling Booker back towards him and hitting a big overhead belly to belly suplex. Lesnar throws Booker to the outside and clothesline him on the ring barricade. Lesnar throws Booker back into the ring and Lesnar keeps Booker isolated in the corner. Booker goes for a superkick on Lesnar but Lesnar blocks it and he hits a big belly to belly suplex. Goldust appears coming down ringside down the RAW ramp. He looks to interfere but then takes Paul Heyman out. Back in the ring, Booker T takes down Lesnar once again and performs the spinearooni! Booker gets up but X-Pac jumps up onto the ring apron. Booker nails him allowing X-Pac to fly off connecting with the floor on the outside. Big Show gets up on the ring apron and Booker does the same. Booker then turns his attention back to Lesnar but Lesnar kicks him in the gut and nails his big finisher! Lesnar pins Booker T and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner and advancing to Semifinals: Brock Lesnar

- After the match, Goldust gets into the ring to help Booker onto his feet when all the nWo members charge the ring. The Big Show grabs Goldust and gives him a big chokeslam. X-Pac jumps on Booker T and starts to give him some hard right punches to the head. Kevin Nash pulls X-Pac off Booker T and Shawn Michaels tells Big Show to chokeslam Booker. Big Show picks up Booker T, lifts him in the air and connects with a big chokeslam. The nWo members then celebrate and leave the ring.

- Vince McMahon is shown backstage once again when Sgt. Slaughter walks him. He tells Vince that Tony Geraria just pulled into the arena parking lot. Vince tells Sarge that Austin must not be far behind and he tells Sarge to get Austin to come to the ring because that is where he will be.

– COMMERCIAL –

Vince McMahon gets interrupted by who?
Vince McMahon gets on the mic and demands a beer get handed to him. He says it is not for him but for someone /*. Vince says Austin must be in the building and tells him to come on out if he has anything to say. Vince waits in the ring as the fans begin to chant “WE WANT AUSTIN.” Tony Geraria comes down to the ring and tells Vince something. Vince gets on the mic and says what do you mean “the man” isn’t Stone Cold Steve Austin? The Rock’s music hits as the fans in Oakland go nuts! The Rock makes his way down to the ring and he poses up on the turnbuckle. The Rock gets on the mic and says finally The Rock has come back to Oakland. Rock says that Vince McMahon looks a little surprised. He says were you expecting Stone Cold Steve Austin? Vince begins to speak when The Rock cuts him off and says it doesn’t matter what you think. Rock says that it wasn’t Stone Cold walking down that ramp but it was the Brahma Bull, the People’s Champ…The Rock. Rock says he came out here to address the people and not Vince McMahon. He gives Vince 15 seconds to get out of the ring. Vince hands Rock the beer and he runs out of the ring. The Rock then tells Vince to take the beer with him and he throws it at Vince. The Rock gets on the mic and says he knows he is apart of SmackDown but he took the opportunity to come out here tonight on RAW LIVE. The Rock says that 5 years ago when he came to this company he wanted to be the absolute best. He says he knows all the guys from RAW and SmackDown compete night in and night out and they want to because they are proud to be with this company. The Rock then calls out anyone in the back to come out if they don’t want to be part of this company. And if they don’t, they should “get the F out.” The Rock then says he was scheduled to return to the WWE on July 11th on SmackDown but that is all scratched. He will now return at the King of the Ring. The Rock says he bleeds the WWE. He says he will always be apart of the WWE even if he has to come down to the ring when he is 80 years old with the People’s dentures and the People’s walker. The Rock says just like his grandfather and dad were proud of being in the WWE, he is as well. He says that finally The Rock has come home…if ya smell what The Rock is cookin’! RAW goes off the air with The Rock celebrating to the crowd…

 

WWE RAW Results (June 10, 2002)

The WWE promo hits followed by the RAW promo. The pyro goes off in the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia starting the show off.

Interview Segment – Ric Flair, Vince McMahon
Ric Flair gets on the mic and says that last week on RAW he lost a match to Stone Cold Steve Austin and lost it cleanly thanks to a Stunner followed by a 1, 2, 3. Flair brings up the stipulation that the loser would become the winners personal assistant. Flair says he doesn’t like it but he came to Atlanta tonight to take it like a man. Flair then says that Steve Austin failed to show up tonight however. “No Chance In Hell” hits as Vince McMahon makes his way down to the ring. McMahon gets a mic and says that he knows it is RAW and that this is Ric Flair’s show but he did create this show. He says he knows Flair is sorry that Austin no-showed tonight but he goes on to claim that Flair is the sorriest owner he has ever seen in his life. McMahon said Flair drove this show right down the toilet. McMahon knows Flair is a 16-time World Champion but as an owner, he thinks Flair sucks. Flair gets on the mic and says that he is sorry that he hasn’t lived up to McMahon’s expectations. Flair then asks McMahon what he proposes they do about it. McMahon says that unlike Austin who didn’t have the balls to show up tonight, McMahon did and got right in Flair’s face. McMahon says that his ego will no longer allow Flair to own one half of what he created. McMahon proposes that a match go down tonight between himself and Ric Flair with no holds barred rules and it will determine 100% ownership of the WWE. Flair gets on the mic and accepts the challenge!

– COMMERCIAL –

- Kevin Nash is shown earlier today reading a paper. X-Pac walks up and tries to get into the nWo’s locker room but the door is locked. X-Pac asks why it is but he says Shawn is in there. Big Show comes up and tries to get in the locker room as well but Kevin Nash tells him the reason. Booker T walks up and asks if he can talk to Shawn but Kevin Nash also tells him the reason. Booker then goes onto claim that he is a “sexy boy” just like Shawn Michaels. X-Pac and Kevin Nash laugh at Booker T as he walks away.

Six-Man Tag Team Match
nWo (Booker T, Big Show & X-Pac) vs. Tommy Dreamer, Shawn Stasiak & Spike Dudley
Before the match starts, Chris Harvard is shown watching the match from the outside. X-Pac and Spike start the match out. Both men lockup but Spike breaks it up with punches but X-Pac regains composure and comes back with a big elbow to the chest. X-Pac picks up Spike and hits a big powerbomb and goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. X-Pac takes Spike down in the corner and he hits a big Bronco Buster. Shawn Stasiak gets the tag but X-Pac takes him down with a spinning heel kick. Big Show gets the tag and he takes out Stasiak with two big hip tosses followed by a hanging suplex. The nWo locker room is then shown with Kevin Nash and Shawn Michaels watching but Nash gets up and closes the door. Back to the match, Tommy Dreamer and Booker T get the tag. Dreamer brings in is puke bucket and Booker tries to dodge it and Dreamer throws it at Booker but confetti comes out. All six men charge the ring. Big Show tosses both Shawn Stasiak and Spike Dudley to the outside. Dreamer gets up in the ring but Booker T takes him down with a big spinning heel kick. Booker goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winners: nWo (Booker T, Big Show & X-Pac)

- After the match, Booker T gets on the mic and he says he wont leave Atlanta until he gives the fans what they want. Booker T does the spinearooni for the crowd as all the nWo members celebrate.

– COMMERCIAL –

- Booker T is shown celebrating by himself backstage. Goldust then walks up dressed like the Undercover Brother. Booker tells Goldust that he tried to get him in the nWo but it just isn’t going to happen now. Goldust pleads with Booker to quit the nWo. He tells Booker that Shawn Michaels really isn’t a fan of “our kind.” Booker T gets confused as Goldust walks away.

- Terri is shown standing by with Molly Holly. She says it is hard to consider Terri as a credible journalist when she poses half nude in magazines. Trish Stratus comes up and insults Molly and tells her that she has a big ass. Molly challenges Trish for his WWE Women’s Title tonight. Trish says that tonight she wont get a title shot but if she will give her a match and if she can beat her, she will get a title match. Trish then says that if she beats Molly tonight, she will have to wear a thong in the ring. Molly accepts and walks away covering up her ass.

- Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero come up to Ric Flair backstage asking him why he would put his ownership on the line. Flair says they shouldn’t worry and Guerrero should worry about his KOTR Qualifying Match with RVD tonight. Chris Benoit gets in Flair’s face and he tells Flair that he hopes he is as confident as he says he is.

– COMMERCIAL –

SLAM OF THE WEEK: Bradshaw winning the WWE Hardcore Title last week on RAW.

WWE European Title Match
William Regal (c) vs. Bradshaw
Match starts with both men locking up and Bradshaw getting the upperhand by backing Regal into the corner. Regal takes down Bradshaw with a drop toe hold but Bradshaw comes back by putting a headlock on Regal. Bradshaw takes down Regal with a elbow charge followed by an elbow drop. Bradshaw goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. Regal gives Bradshaw a stiff knee to the face and he pins Bradshaw twice but only gets a 2 count. Bradshaw tosses Regal into the corner and hits a big clothesline. Bradshaw attempts the same thing again in the other corner but Regal catches Bradshaw with a boot to the face. Regal backs up and charges at Bradshaw but Bradshaw hits a big Fallaway Slam. Bradshaw hits a running clothesline on Regal in both corners followed by hitting a big DDT. Bradshaw goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. Chris Harvard from Tough Enough tries to get into the ring but a security guard holds him back. While this is going down, Chris Harvard throws brass knuckles to Regal in the ring. Regal nails Bradshaw with the brass knuckles and pins Bradshaw to get the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner and STILL European Champion: William Regal

- After the match, Chris Harvard walks up the ramp with William Regal as they both stare down Bradshaw in the ring.

- Trish Stratus is shown making her way to the arena.

– COMMERCIAL –

- A new WWE commercial is shown.

Non-Title Match
Trish Stratus vs. Molly Holly
Match starts with Molly pulling Trish’s head off the top rope from the ring apron. Molly gets in the ring and nails Trish’s head off the turnbuckle numerous times. Trish the hits a big clothesline on Molly followed by quick dropkick. Molly gets right back up and Trish hits a big kick allowing Molly to pull Trish down by her hair. Molly goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. Molly throws Trish into the corner and performs numerous flips until she charges Trish in the corner. Molly goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. Trish hits a big neckbreaker on Molly. Trish picks up Molly and tries to go for the Stratusfaction but Molly counters it and hits a big back body drop. Molly climbed the top rope and hit her big flip finisher on Trish. Molly rolled up Trish and got the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner: Molly Holly

- After the match, Molly pulled out the thong Trish threw at her last week. She then choked Trish with it until the referee broke it up.

- Vince McMahon is shown backstage when Arn Anderson walks up. Anderson asks McMahon what he could be thinking. Anderson says he knows Vince McMahon is a business man but he is no wrestler. Anderson says he can’t understand why he would gamble everything against Ric Flair in a wrestling match. McMahon says Anderson took a big gamble coming in the room and McMahon pushed Anderson. Anderson got in McMahon’s face and told him that McMahon may be entering early retirement tonight.

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King of the Ring Qualifying Match
Rob Van Dam vs. Eddie Guerrero
Match starts with both men circling the ring until they lockup and Guerrero shoves RVD into the corner. RVD fights back and throws Guerrero into the corner. Guerrero charges and RVD takes him down with an arm drag. Both men exchange more arm drags until RVD rolls Guerrero up but only gets a 2 count. Guerrero puts a submission hold on RVD but RVD rolls out of it as both men get up and stare each other down. Guerrero takes down RVD by tripping him up. Guerrero locks on an STF but RVD reaches the ropes. RVD hits a few kicks to Guerrero’s stomach before hitting a big spinning heel kick. Guerrero gets right back on his feet and he nails RVD’s head off the turnbuckle. Guerrero goes off the ropes but RVD catches him with his feet and hits a big monkey toss. Both men go to the outside and exchange punches until RVD takes down Guerrero with a body slam followed by a Five Star Frog Splash from the ring apron to the ground on Guerrero! RVD rolls Guerrero back into the ring and hits a quick suplex and goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. RVD tries to charge Guerrero in the corner but Guerrero catches him with an elbow followed by a big clothesline. Guerrero kicks RVD a few times in the ground until he locks on a submission to RVD’s elbow. RVD eventually rolls over and reaches the bottom rope. Guerrero goes off the ropes and charges at RVD but RVD counters with a big slam followed by climbing up the top rope. Guerrero nails RVD and he hits a big suplex from the top rope. Guerrero charges at RVD but RVD catches him up on his shoulders and rolls him down. RVD then gets up on the top rope and hits a quick moonsault. RVD goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. RVD then hits a big monkey flip toss on Guerrero. RVD charges at Guerrero, Guerrero ducks, RVD then hits a split leg moonsault from the top rope. RVD goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. Guerrero then charges at RVD and attempts a hurricanranna but RVD flips him over and he rolls up Guerrero and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner and advancing to King of the Ring: Rob Van Dam

- After the match, Guerrero gets in the ref’s face claiming it was only a 2 count. Guerrero then tries to attack the celebrating RVD but RVD jumps out of the ring before anything can go down.

- The Undertaker is then showing riding his motorcycle towards the arena.

– COMMERCIAL –

- The Coach is shown knocking on the nWo’s locker room door hoping to get a word with them. Shawn Michaels and Kevin Nash show up but they just say hi to The Coach and go right in.

Interview Segment – The Undertaker, Hardy Boyz
Before The Undertaker speaks, he gives the Undisputed Title to a WWE official on the outside to hold it up for the crowd. Undertaker gets on the mic and says that people just don’t understand the fact that he is the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the world. And being so, he deserves to be treated in a well matter. He then says people in Atlanta, GA are known for not being very smart but even they know that he deserves to be treated with respect. Undertaker then brings up Triple H and says that there is red blood in the water…and The Undertaker is the great white shark. Highlights are shown of SmackDown this past Thursday of The Undertaker taking out Triple H. Undertaker says that Triple H did get a shot at him at the King of the Ring for his Undisputed Title but he has a slim shot at winning the match. Undertaker then brings up the fact that last week on RAW, Jeff Hardy came down to his “yard” and kicked him in the back and made him land in Tommy Dreamer’s vomit. Highlights of shown when this went down on RAW last week. Undertaker then asks Jeff Hardy if he is ready to die for what he did. The Hardy Boyz music hits but instead of Jeff coming out, Matt comes out and with a ladder in hand. Matt says this isn’t about Jeff, it is about how The Undertaker disrespected Matt Hardy. Then, Jeff Hardy charges the ring and jumps from the top rope at Undertaker but Undertaker catches him and hits a big chokeslam. Matt Hardy charges the ring and attempts a Twist of Fate but Undertaker charges him into the corner and takes him down with a big boot to the face. Undertaker picks up Matt and goes for the Last Ride but Jeff comes back in and takes Undertaker’s leg out. Jeff gets the ladder on the outside and both Hardy’s double team Undertaker with it. Jeff sets the ladder up on the corner and he climbs the top rope. Jeff jumps over the top of the ladder and he nails Undertaker with a big leg drop. Both Hardy’s walk up the ramp staring down The Undertaker in the ring as The Undertaker regains composure and stares them down.

– COMMERCIAL –

- William Regal is shown leaving the arena with Chris Harvard. Terri walks up and asks them what kind of alignment they have now. Regal tells Chris to tell Terri all of her accomplishments. As Chris is doing so, Jeff Hardy walks up and says something I couldn’t catch. Jeff got into a car and sped away.

King of the Ring Qualifying Match
Brock Lesnar vs. Bubba Ray Dudley
Match starts with Brock Lesnar locking up with Bubba Ray and throwing him into the corner taking Bubba Ray down with force. Bubba Ray throws Lesnar into the corner and charges at him with a big splash. Bubba Ray hits a big shoulder tackle on Lesnar and then taunts to the crowd saying he will get the tables. As he is doing so on the outside, Paul Heyman nails Bubba Ray over the back. Heyman backs up saying he is sorry when Lesnar grabs Bubba Ray and hits a big overhead belly to belly suplex on the ground. Lesnar throws Bubba Ray into the ring as he picks him up and locks on a bear hug type submission hold. Lesnar then shows his strength by lifting up Bubba Ray and hitting a big side suplex. Lesnar picks up Bubba Ray and hits a big overhead belly to belly suplex followed by going for the pin two times but only getting a 2 count on each. Bubba Ray gets some offense in but hitting a big german suplex on Lesnar keeping both men down until the 5 count by the referee. Lesnar charges at Bubba Ray but Bubba Ray picks Lesnar up and slams him back down hard. Lesnar charges at Bubba Ray in the corner but Bubba Ray nails Lesnar with an elbow followed by getting up on the top rope and hitting a front jumping slam. Paul Heyman gets into the ring and tries to interfere but Bubba Ray locks him up and tries to hit the Bubba Bomb. Lesnar breaks it up and he picks up Bubba Ray and hits his big finisher. Lesnar goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner and advancing to King of the Ring: Brock Lesnar

– COMMERCIAL –

- Highlights are shown from earlier tonight when Vince McMahon challenged Ric Flair for a match with 100% ownership of the WWE on the line.

- Vince is shown warming up backstage when Paul Heyman comes in. He says he knows he will win his match against Ric Flair tonight and gain 100% ownership of the WWE. Heyman also reminds McMahon that he should also think about the “Next Best Thing” Brock Lesnar and what services he can offer in the future, especially at the King of the Ring. Vince says he will think about it as Heyman and Lesnar walk away.

- Kevin Nash is showning opening the nWo’s locker room door when Shawn Michaels comes out and says that he is ready now.

– COMMERCIAL –

- Highlights are shown from WWE Confidential this past Saturday night of when The Rock mentioned that he was coming back.

Interview Segment – “HBK” Shawn Michaels speaks
After his entrance, Shawn Michaels gets on the mic and says that wrestling is a funny business in a way. Back in his day in the WWF…now WWE, they had it all. They had garbage men, clowns, a bunch of people running around the joint. However, there was one thing that was real and that was the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels. HBK says that night in and night out he gave everyone is body. Then at WrestleMania 14, HBK’s back was broke and that a new direction was needed…like Attitude. HBK said that he had Attitude before it was used as a catchphrase. HBK said that they decided to use Stone Cold Steve Austin to steal his spotlight. HBK says that he won’t play the blame game but it was really was the fans that dumped HBK and went to Stone Cold Steve Austin. HBK then brings up the fact why he is here. He says he is not here to wrestle because he did that once and he will never ever make that mistake again. He says that HBK really is dead just like he said on Confidential. HBK then says that one person stuck by him and was there for him when times were bad. HBK then introduces the leader of the nWo, Kevin Nash. All members of the nWo come down to the ring with Kevin Nash leading the way. HBK gets back on the mic and says that he is proud of Nash. When Nash first came to the WWE, he was his bodyguard Diesel. Now, he is the most recognized name in wrestling today. HBK then says that as he sat back at home he said that something was missing. HBK then points the power house of the Big Show, the wrestling ability of X-Pac and he then turns his attention to Booker T nailing him with the Sweet Chin Music! HBK says that no one will steal the spotlight from the nWo and that is exactly what Booker T did. All of the nWo members tear the nWo shirt off of Booker T and leave the ring celebrating.

– COMMERCIAL –

100% Ownership of WWE on the line – No Holds Barred
Vince McMahon vs. Ric Flair
Vince McMahon rolls to the outside charging at Ric Flair who catches McMahon and gives him many chops to the chest. McMahon fights back throwing Flair into the ring barrier nailing Flair with some hard right punches and kicks. Flair eventually fights back and clothesline McMahon to the outside in the crowd. Flair drags McMahon through the crowd until stopping and giving him a big body slam on the concrete. Flair throws McMahon over the ring barrier and throws him back into the ring. Flair chops McMahon two times until McMahon fights back with a rake to the eyes followed by a body slam. McMahon goes to the outside and gets the ring bell. Flair gets to one knee and McMahon nails the ring bell over the head of Ric Flair. Flair rolls to the outside holding his head as McMahon goes to the outside as well and throws Flair onto the announcers table. McMahon then chokes Flair with the TV cables on the ground. Flair starts to bleed heavily from the head as McMahon picks him up and nails his head off the steel steps. McMahon throws Flair back into the ring as McMahon continues to taunt the weak Flair. McMahon nails Flair with two hard right punches and then goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. Flair charges McMahon into the corner and hits a few chops and hard rights to the head of McMahon. McMahon throws Flair into the corner and Flair bounces off the corner and McMahon nails him with a clothesline. Flair gets on his feet and McMahon hits another clothesline as he goes for the pin on Flair but only gets a 2 count. McMahon then picks up Flair and hits a big low blow on Flair but only gets a 2 count after he goes for the pin. McMahon then goes to the outside and gets a steel chair and tries to nail Flair with it but Flair gets a boot up. Flair nails the steel chair over McMahon’s back followed by hitting two big kicks to the knees of McMahon. Arn Anderson then comes down to the ring and watches from the outside. Ric Flair picks up Vince McMahon and hits a big low blow. Flair then puts the Figure Four Leglock on McMahon. Brock Lesnar then comes down to the ring and hits his big finisher on Ric Flair as Arn Anderson leaves and walks away. Vince McMahon pins Ric Flair and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win!

Winner and 100% owner of the WWE: Vince McMahon

- After the match, Vince McMahon taunted at Ric Flair screaming about how how the WWE is all his now as RAW goes off the air…

 

WWE RAW Results (June 3, 2002)

Flair is shown talking backstage with Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero. Flair says he has an announcement for tonight as they head out of his office and towards the arena.

- The RAW promo hits followed by the pyro going off in the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas starting the show off.

Interview Segment – Ric Flair, Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, Steve Austin
Flair, Benoit and Guerrero get into the ring as a huge number of security guards surround the ring. Flair gets on the mic and praises Benoit and Guerrero’s actions against Steve Austin last week on RAW. Chris Benoit gets on the mic and says that last year at the King of the Ring he almost completed his goal of becoming the WWE champion but Steve Austin took that away from him. Benoit said what he did to Austin last week on RAW was a long awaited payback. Eddie Guerrero gets on the mic and says that he got his Intercontinental Title stolen away from him last week on RAW. He said it made him less of a man and took away his Latino Heat. Guerrero said after he gave Austin the Frog Splash, he got back his Latino Heat. Flair says that he knows the fans in his home state in Texas would love to see Austin wrestle but it won’t happen tonight because he is still benched. Flair says he will have to talk to Arn Anderson if he has a problem with what he just said. Steve Austin is then shown using Arn Anderson as a puppet on the RAW screen to talk to Flair. Austin knocks Anderson out and demands Flair give him either Benoit or Guerrero tonight. Flair says he can’t give him Guerrero because Guerrero is already booked tonight and Benoit is not medically cleared. Austin then proposes that Flair make a match between the two of them and if Austin wins, he is off the bench. If he loses, then he is back on the bench. Flair accepts the challenge and says that this match tonight will be a good ‘ole fashioned wrestling match. Arn Anderson starts to come to life again and Austin proceeds to beat him down again. Austin then tells Flair that he has been drinking beer all day and since Flair likes to call himself the Nature Boy, nature just happens to be calling Stone Cold right now. Austin then procceds to start peeing on Arn Anderson (yes, peeing on him) and tells Flair he better be ready for the match tonight. Flair leaves the ring angry as RAW goes to commercial.

– COMMERCIAL –

WWE Hardcore Title
Steven Richards (c) vs. Bradshaw
RAW comes back from commercial and the match is already going on. Bradshaw takes down Richards with a big clothesline and proceeds to take him out with a cow bell. Bradshaw gets a rope and hog ties Richards legs. Bradshaw goes to the outside and throws a saddle, rope, and a statue of antlers into the ring. Steven then takes out Bradshaw numerous times with a trash can lid. Bradshaw hits a big Fallaway Slam on Richards followed by Spike Dudley coming out and trying to pin Richards but Bradshaw throws him to the outside. Bradshaw pins Richards and gets the 1, 2, and 3 to become the NEW WWE Hardcore Champion. Justin Credible comes out and tries to take out Bradshaw but Bradshaw puts a trash can over his body and hits a big boot. Bradshaw leaves the ring but Crash Holly runs out with a trash can in hand but Bradshaw catches him with a big boot.

Winner and NEW WWE Hardcore Champion: Bradshaw

- The nWo is shown backstage talking about when Nash will make his big announcement. Nash tells them to calm down because he wont do it until later tonight. Goldust walks up pretending to be The Coach and interviews Kevin Nash asking him about the rumors of Goldust joining the nWo. All of the nWo members laugh but Booker T makes a proposal. He proposes that if Goldust can beat X-Pac in his King of the Ring qualifying match tonight, then he can join the nWo and X-Pac is out. X-Pac gets mad at the decision as all members leave the room.

– COMMERCIAL –

King of the Ring Qualifying Match
X-Pac vs. Goldust
Match starts with X-Pac backing Goldust into the ropes with hard right punches to the face. Goldust takes down X-Pac with a big Manhattan Drop followed by kicking him on the ground a few times. X-Pac takes down Goldust with a big spinning heel kick and goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. X-Pac goes off the ropes and hits a big leg drop followed by giving Goldust chops in the corner. X-Pac backs up and attempts a Bronco Buster but Goldust moves out of the way. Goldust takes down X-Pac in the corner, backs up and hits X-Pac with the Bronco Buster. Goldust backs up and tries it again but X-Pac catches Goldust in the face with a boot followed by hitting Goldust with the X-Factor. X-Pac goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner and advancing to King of the Ring: X-Pac

- Highlights are shown from the Ladder Match for the WWE Intercontinental Title between Eddie Guerrero and Rob Van Dam last Monday night on RAW in which RVD won back the IC Title. RVD is then shown standing by with The Coach backstage.

– COMMERCIAL –

- RAW comes back from commercial and The Coach congratulates RVD on his big title win. Rob Van Dam says it was a great match and he has a feeling that this will be the summer of R-V-D. Paul Heyman walks up with Brock Lesnar and says that tonight, RVD will know what true pain is when he teams up with Bubba Ray Dudley against Eddie Guerrero and the “Next Big Thing” Brock Lesnar.

- Jeff Hardy is shown backstage playing a guitar when Matt Hardy walks up. He asks what Jeff is doing and Jeff said he is tired of doing the same thing over and over again and that they should “live for the moment”. Matt doesn’t understand and Jeff gets up and walks away.

- Ric Flair is shown backstage telling a person what stipulations should be written down for the match on a contract. He says that if he wins Austin will have to do anything he says or wants. Flair also makes a stipulation that if Austin “punches” him during the match tonight that it will automatically make Austin lose. Steve Austin charges into the room and signs the contract as Flair smiles. Austin asks what Flair is so happy about Flair tells him he will find out later tonight.

– COMMERCIAL –

WWE REWIND: Molly taking out Trish Stratus with the brass knuckles last week on RAW

WWE Women’s Title Match – Lingerie Match
Trish Stratus (c) vs. Terri
Match starts with Terri taking Trish down with a drop toe hold. Terri nails Trish’s head off the corner and goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. Terri climbs the top turnbuckle and hits a big cross body on Trish and goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. Trish hits a big snapmare followed by snap suplex. Trish goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. Both women get into numerous pinning perdiciments before Trish hits the Stratusfaction and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner and STILL WWE Women’s Champion: Trish Stratus

– COMMERCIAL –

- Arn Anderson is shown backstage angry and he tells Chris Benoit that Austin took it too far this time. Anderson says there is no way Austin will beat Ric Flair tonight.

Tag Team Match
Brock Lesnar & Eddie Guerrero vs. Bubba Ray Dudley & Rob Van Dam
Match starts with Bubba Ray Dudley and Brock Lesnar. Bubba charges at Lesnar but Brock takes him down with a big clothesline followed by Guerrero coming and and joining the attack. Both Guerrero and Lesnar throw Bubba Ray into the ropes but Bubba Ray nails both men with a kick to the face. Lesnar leaves the ring and Bubba Ray and Eddie Guerrero remain. Bubba Ray takes down Guerrero with a big front slam. Guerrero somehow gets to his feet and tags in Lesnar. Lesnar throws Bubba Ray into the corner two times taking Bubba Ray out. Bubba Ray fights back however and hits a big DDT but only gets a 2 count. Bubba Ray tags in RVD and RVD gets a few right hand punches into Lesnar. RVD attempts a spinning heel kick but Lesnar catches RVD, throws him up on his shoulder and slams him back down hard. Lesnar tags in Guerrero and Guerrero takes down RVD with a big elbow to the face. RVD tags in Bubba Ray and he takes out Guerrero with a big overhead body drop. Lesnar gets in and tries to take out Bubba Ray but Bubba Ray counters Lesnar and hits a big german suplex on Lesnar! Bubba Ray gets a table but Guerrero drop kicks it into the face of Bubba Ray. Lesnar throws Bubba Ray back in and tries to take him out but Bubba Ray counters and hits the Bubba Bomb on Lesnar! RVD gets the tag as well as Guerrero. RVD hits a big monkey flip followed by a rolling thunder on Guerrero and goes for the pin but Lesnar interupts. RVD hits Lesnar with a spinning heel kick and RVD goes for the Five Star Frog Splash but Paul Heyman breaks it up. Bubba Ray gets into the ring and charges Lesnar while Guerrero climbs the top rope and hits the Frog Splash on RVD and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winners: Brock Lesnar & Eddie Guerrero

- William Regal is shown backstage with The Coach. The Coach says that Regal must be focusing on his King of the Ring qualifying match tonight against Booker T. Regal says of course he is. Who better than William Regal to represent the WWE as a king. Booker T walks up and disagrees with him and says tonight he will win and he is not as dumb as he might appear contrary to what Regal may believe.

– COMMERCIAL –

- Highlights are shown from last week when Linda and Jakie won the Tough Enough 2 contracts.

King of the Ring Qualifying Match
Booker T vs. William Regal
Match starts with both men locking up and Booker T charging Regal into the corner. Booker T then starts to work on Regal’s arm until Regal counters out of it and takes Booker T down. Regal pins Booker T three times but only gets a 2 count on each. Booker T throws Regal to the outside and Booker T follows. Regal picks up Booker T and throws him into the ring apron two times before throwing Booker T back into the ring. Regal hits a big uppercut to Booker T with his hand first followed by his leg. Booker T takes down Regal with a big scissors kick and goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Regal goes to the outside and throws his European Title into the ring and brings a steel chair with him. Booker T picks up Regal’s European Title and nails Regal with it. Booker T goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner and advancing to the King of the Ring: Booker T

- After the match, Booker T gets on the mic and says he is going to give the fans what he wants to see. His music hits and Booker T does the Spineroonie.

- Tommy Dreamer is shown backstage with a bucket and looking to have already gotten sick in it. The Coach walks up and asks if Tommy is sick. Tommy says that ever since he found out he was facing The Undertaker tonight he has been sick all day. They show highlights from what The Undertaker did to Triple H on SmackDown. Tommy Dreamer throws up after watching it as RAW goes to commercial.

– COMMERCIAL –

WWE BURN OF THE WEEK: Tommy Dreamer drinking The Undertaker’s tobacoo juice last week on RAW

Non-Title Match
The Undertaker vs. Tommy Dreamer
Before the match can start, Dreamer goes to the outside and takes the throwup from his bucket and puts it in his mouth and charges at The Undertaker. The Undertaker turns his back but gets taken out by Dreamer. Dreamer throws Undertaker to the outside and attempts a cross body but Undertaker reverses it into a powerslam. Undertaker throws Dreamer into the ring and hits some kicks and punches in the corner. Undertaker picks up Dreamer, slaps his hand across his neck and hits a big Chokeslam. Undertaker hits a few elbow drops to Dreamer and goes for the pin but lifts his body up when the referee gets to the 2 count. Undertaker then picks up Dreamer and locks on a submission move making Dreamer tap out.

Winner: The Undertaker

- After the match, The Undertaker gets the bucket of vomit and he pours it all over Dreamer on the outside. Then out of no where, Jeff Hardy runs down to the ring and drop kicks Undertaker to the back allowing Undertaker to fall into the vomit that was spilled on the ground. The Undertaker turns around enraged as Jeff Hardy stares him down.

– COMMERCIAL –

- Matt Hardy is shown backstage talking on the phone when The Undertaker walks in and asks where Jeff Hardy is. Matt said Jeff already left and Undertaker asked Matt to give Jeff a message. Undertaker then gives Matt a big boot and starts to beat him up throwing him from wall to wall.

Interview Segment – Kevin Nash’s Big Announcement
Kevin Nash gets on the mic and says that a lot of times in this business the deliver of a hype situation never really lives up to its ability. He said that he promised everyone he would deliver a big announcement and rock the WWE. Nash says he would now like to present the newest member of the nWo. Nash points to the entranceway and “HBK” Shawn Michael’s music hits. The fans in the arena go nuts as Shawn Michaels comes out and poses for the fans as the pyro goes off behind him. Shawn Michaels gets into the ring and poses with Kevin Nash as the fans go nuts and RAW goes to commercial.

– COMMERCIAL –

Ric Flair vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin
Match starts with Flair taunting Steve Austin. Austin charges at Flair and Flair gets Austin in a headlock. Austin reverses and locks up Flair’s arm behind his back. Austin takes down Flair with a charge to the chest and Austin gets on Flair about to punch him but he stops knowing that if he does, he will lose. Flair charges Austin and Austin takes him down with a drop toe hold followed by locking on a Boston Crab. Austin gives Flair chops in the corner and leans back ready to punch but he stops himself once again. Austin throws Flair into the ropes and when Flair comes off of them Austin hits a big overhead back body drop. Flair gets back up and Austin hits a big Lou Thesz Press and is about to punch Flair again but he stops. Austin throws Flair into the corner and hits a few chops. Austin gets on the second rope but Flair picks up Austin and slams him down. Chris Benoit then appears making his way down the ramp. In the ring, Austin hits the Stunner on Flair. Austin goes for the pin but the referee is being occupied with Chris Benoit. Eddie Guerrero comes out from the crowd and gets into the ring and low blows Austin. Guerrero climbs the top turnbuckle and hits a big Frog Splash on Austin. Guerrero leaves the arena through the crowd as both Austin and Flair are down as the referee begins to make the count. Both men get up and Flair throws Austin to the outside. Flair gives Austin some chops to the chest on the outside before Austin fights back with chops of his own. Flair charges Austin but Austin ducks and back body drops Flair on the outside. Flair gets up on the ring apron and Austin suplexes him back into the ring. Austin tries some more chops in the corner but Flair counters with a big punch knocking Austin out. Flair then locks on the Figure Four Leg Lock. Austin counters out of the submission and he turns over onto his stomach breaking the hold. Austin gives Flair more chops in the corner but Flair fights back and gets a small package on Austin but Austin kicks out after 2. Flair goes off the ropes and charges at Austin but Austin kicks him in the gut and hits the Stunner! Austin goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winner: Stone Cold Steve Austin

- After the match, Ric Flair gets back up and charges at Austin but Austin stops him with a kick to the gut followed by a Stunner. Steve Austin is now off the bench. RAW goes off the air with Steve Austin celebrating drinking beer…