Yes folks, the format from last week’s RAW is back! I liked the way last week’s turned out, even if it was a lot more work than normal, so we’re going with it again. Randy Orton is the WWE Champion after last night’s Backlash event, and Triple H was sent to the hospital, so tonight I suppose we’ll find out who’s going to step up to challenge the Legend Killer (not our Legend Killer, the WWE’s version) for his title.
Rather than do a full blown RAW review tonight or skip the thing entirely, I’m here to do a “bullet-points” edition of the RAW review! Basically, it’s a condensed version of what you usually get from me on Monday nights Tuesday Mornings, and I hope you all enjoy it!
RAW still wants to be loved, even after Papa Roach has released another album. From what JT tells me, it’s pretty good.
Triple H takes on Orton later tonight as RAW emanates from the UK
SmackDown’s Chris Jericho kicks things off tonight.
He says he’s done with RAW.
Ricky Steamboat interrupts.
Steamboat thanks Jericho for bringing back his passion to perform.
Jericho challenges Steamboat to a match at Backlash.
John Cena interrupts.
Jericho tells Cena that his last act on RAW is to walk out on him.
Steamboat accepts Jericho’s challenge for Backlash
Cena tells Jericho that Vickie Guerrero is not here tonight, but she said Edge isn’t competing tonight, but Cena has to. Jericho’s last act on RAW is a match with Cena tonight.
Rey Mysterio takes on The Big Show later tonight.
Chavo Guerrero is officially a member of the RAW roster.
He can push around anybody on the RAW roster
Batista’s music hits, and the Animal hits the ring
Batista beats Chavo in mere seconds
Chavo apologizes to Vickie, saying he wasn’t ready
Batista returns and drops Chavo with a second Batista Bomb
Shane McMahon meets up with Batista backstage
They agree to be on the same page at Backlash and apologize for attacking each other last week.
Kane vs. CM Punk
Both of these guys are on SmackDown now.
Apparently the draft “takes full effect” next week after Backlash
Punk picks up the win with a rollup
IT’S-A HE! SANTINO!
Last week, he lost his match to The Great Khali, so now his poor sister has to kiss Khali
Some people think that he and his sister are the same person, he’s going to prove them wrong.
Santina’s music is a remix of Billy and Chuck’s old theme
She can’t kiss Khali because of a blister on her lip. She’s in Italy and joining us by satellite
She starts to explain that she won’t be able to make SmackDown this Friday, then mysteriously speeds up her speech, which Santino explains as her drinking too much Red Bull
Santino wrote a poem about the family
Beth Phoenix and Rosa Mendez inturrupt
She’s sorry to hear about Santina’s sister
Santina will be able to kiss Khali at Backlash
Santina starts to sing on the titan tron, but Santino cuts her off
Santino tells Beth she’d better pray she wins back the Women’s Championship tonight, because she’ll never be Miss WrestleMania
SmackDown’s WWE Women’s Champion, Melina is here to defend against Beth Phoenix
Melina vs. Beth Phoenix (WWE Women’s Championship)
If Beth wins this match, RAW will have both World Championships and both Women’s Championships
Beth utilizes some Awesome Kong like moves in this match
Melina hits a Sunset Flip Powerbomb combo for the victory
Shane McMahon wishes Triple H good luck tonight
Shane reminds Triple H that if their team gets disqualified at Backlash, Orton wins the title
John Cena vs. Chris Jericho
“Y2J” chants fill the arena
The crowd seems to be behind Jericho, but all yelled “You can’t see me” for the Five Knuckle Shuffle
Jerry Lawler trash talks Fozzy, saying that the crowds booed so loud that Jericho couldn’t hear himself suck. Apparently he confused Jericho with Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger
Jericho escapes the Attitude Adjuster and drops Cena with the Codebreaker, but Cena kicks out at two
Cena catches Jericho out of a second Codebreaker attempt with the Attitude Adjuster, but Jericho kicks out at two.
Jericho locks in the Walls of Jericho, but Cena counters into the STF. Jericho counters into an eziguri
Cena and Jericho battle on the top rope until Edge comes out and shoves them both down
Edge spears Cena
Edge hits the Con-chair-to on Cena
Edge reminds us of the rules to a last man standing match, then counts Cena out, announcing himself as the winner
Rey Mysterio vs. The Big Show
Big Show catches Mysterio out of a 619, holds him in a sidewalk slam position, and punches him in the head, knocking him out for the victory
Ted DiBiase tells Cody Rhodes that it’s not the same being in a group when your leader isn’t a champion
Orton says Triple H knows he’s done and that this Sunday Legacy will win
Triple H vs. Randy Orton (no disqualification)
Lots of weapons used here
Triple H focused on Orton’s leg
Legacy comes out to save Orton.
Shane comes out to help HHH, but Legacy takes control
Batista comes out and dominates
Batista accidently hits Shane.
HHH and Batista clear out the ring.
Orton hits the RKO from out of nowhere. 1,2,3, ORTON WINS!!!!!!!!
We fade to black as both teams stand face to face. Orton & Legacy on the ramp, HHH, Shane & Batista in the ring.
Thanks to JT for getting me the highlights of the last match after I left for work!