The start of the show:
Evolution is backstage and they are talking about what will happen when Eugene walks through the door. HHH says nobody touches him until he touches him first. Each member of Evolution tells HHH why they should get a piece of Eugene first. HHH tells them all that they will follow HIS lead. Eugene walks in and says he is sorry and he made a mistake. HHH says that it's ok and friends are friends. Evolution looks on at HHH weirdly. HHH says that there is someone who is mad at Eugene though and that is Eric Bischoff. He tells the guys he is sorry again and he leaves the room. Randy asks HHH why they did not take of him right there. HHH says no worries because once Evolution hears what Uncle Eric tells him, they will all understand!
Non Title Match Referee: Earl Hebner Edge (c) vs. Batista
Edge comes to the ring as the newly crowned IC champion to take on the beast Batista!
The two stare down a bit as the crowd gets into it early. They lock up and Edge goes down to the power of Batista. They then repeat the same spot. The third time they lock up Edge gets a headlock on but Batista forces Edge into the corner for a break. Batista shoves Edge who responds with right hands but he runs into a shoulder block. At this point Batista starts to wear down Edge with punches and foot chokes in the corner of the ring. He follows this up with knee charges and clubbing blows to the back of the head as Batista is in control early.
Mid Match Notes:
Edge fights back with some right hands and he climbs the top rope and hits Batista with an axe handle smash but Batista does not go down. Edge tries it again but this time Batista gives him a kick to the gut to take control again wearing Edge down slowly.
After an Irish whip Edge gets a kick to the face of Batista followed by a drop toe hole to the turnbuckle. Edge hits a spinning heel kick but Batista does not fall down! Edge then runs off the ropes and dropkicks him out of the ring. Batista goes to get up but Edge gives him a spear like move to knock Batista off the apron! Randy Orton hits the ring as Raw takes a commercial break.
When we come back Batista is in control again because Orton grabbed the foot of Edge during the commercial break. Earl Hebner threw him out! Edge is trying to get the crowd behind him as he is in a double arm hold. Edge evades Batista by running him into the turnbuckle. Edge runs off the ropes only to run into a side walk slam by Batista. He covers Edge for a two count. Afterwards Batista hits a vetical suplex followed by a rear chin lock as Edge starts to drip a bit of blood from the mouth.
Batista keeps sitting on Edge's back telling him to crawl to the ropes. Batista picks Edge up and goes for the powerslam but Edge slips out and hits the Edge-O Matic! Both men are down. They both get up and throw rights and lefts until Edge hits a clothesline but Batista does not go down. Edge goes off the ropes, ducks a clothesline and hits a flying elbow to knock Batista down. Edge tries the impaler but Batista reverses, but Edge ducks a blow and hits the Impaler for a two count!
Edge goes for the spear and misses, Batista follows up with a spinebuster for a very close two count.
End of the Match:
Edge evades a Batista Bomb and climbs out of the ring, he climbs the top rope but Batista meets him up there. Edge chucks him off and hits a missile dropkick for another two count. Edge sets up for the spear but Batista picks him up in a spinebuster type move but Edge rolls over the back of Batista to roll him up and use the ropes to get the WIN!
Winner: The IC champion, Edge
Eugene visits Uncle Eric
Eugene comes in and asks Uncle Eric if he is mad at him. Eric Bischoff says he is upset that people are blaming Eugene for HHH's loss. Eric Bischoff says he is not mad at all and Eugene just made an honest mistake! In fact, he is proud of Eugene. Uncle Eric goes to blow more smoke up Eugene's ass and then he tells him that tonight he will fight Chris Benoit for the World Title!
King plugs Raw Diva Search:
The King plugs the Raw Diva search this Thursday and says that tonight we will meet 3 candidates! The first is Candice Michelle and she is gorgeous! King welcomes her and asks if she was in the movie Dodgeball. She says she was a cheerleader and everyone should check it out. She goes on to say she is going to be part of the half time super bowl show in lingerie. The King asks her to touch her tongue to her nose and she does! She then leaves.
Todd is in the back with Ric Flair and before he asks about the book he asks what Ric thinks about Eugene getting a title shot tonight. Then he talks about the book for a bit and says thank god the book is out because Eugene has been driving him nuts by making him play ring around the rosey (even though it was musical chairs!) Ric Flair talks about freaks and the Hurricane shows up and asks Ric Flair to sign his book! Ric Flair goes on to the the Hurricane that he is a joke and needs to focus more on his writing career and less on making the crowd laugh. The Hurricane says he is not that upset because the book is good, but not as good as The Rock's book, or Hogan's book, and Chyna even wrote a good book! He also tells Flair that his book is not number one like Mick Foley's was! Ric Flair clocks him and tells him he will teach him a lesson in the ring tonight!
One on One Referee: Earl Hebner Rhyno vs. Robert' Conway
Rhyno and Rob lock up and Rhyno gains control with a big hip toss as Grenier and Tajiri are at ringside. Grenier gets involved outside the ring putting a beating on Rhyno. This allows Rob to gain control with a chin lock as the crowd gets behind Rhyno who fights back blow for blow with Conway until knocking him down twice with two hard clotheslines followed by a back body drop and belly to belly suplex for a two count! Rhyno is looking good early.
Mid match notes:
Rob Conway is fighting back and he tricks Rhyno into a roll-up but Rhyno kicks out and hits a spinebuster on Rob.
End of the match:
Rhyno sets up for the gore after the spinebuster but Grenier is trying to get involved, Tajiri however runs up to Grenier and takes him down with a kick to the head! He then tells Rhyno to go for the gore. Rhyno hits the gore and pins Rob Conway for the 3 count!
The slam of the week is from Heat where Maven made the save on Nidia giving Tyson a dropkick to the outside of the ring.
One on One Referee: Chris Kay. Tyson Tomko w/ Trish vs. Maven w/ Nidia
Tyson starts the match early by jumping Maven outside the ring. He throws Maven back in the ring and lifts him with a military press into a catch into a fallaway slam. Tyson is in control punishing Maven with kicks and blows and knee drops to the head.
Nidia gets involved and Tyson chases her outside the ring. When he climbs back on the apron Maven hits a rope ringer and follows up by banging Tyson's head off the security rail several times.
Mid match notes:
Maven works over Tyson with some forearms and a dropkick but Tyson regains control using his power. Tyson goes for Maven in the corner but Maven moves.
End of the match:
Maven is on the apron and Trish grans his foot but Nidia comes to make the save. Tyson however gets a blow in but Maven fights his way back in the ring. Maven runs off the ropes at Tyson but he runs right into a big boot. Tyson covers Maven for the victory.
Winner: Tyson Tomko
William Regal vists Benoit and says he does not want Eugene to get hurt since HHH is all in his head and he knows Eric has something evil planned. Benoit says he knows Eugene is confused and that they all love Eugene, but tonight the title is on the line and he will do whatever it takes to retain it.
Highlight Reel: Guests are Kane and Lita
Jericho says he had a ton of accomplishments in his carrer but nothing compares to the pinnacle of his career last week when he won musical chairs! He is the undisputed musical chairs champion of the world! Classic stuff. He goes on to say that the people should see what he can do at Pin the Tail on the Donkey! He then goes on to introduce his guests Kane and Lita.
Kane enters the ring coming off his big loss to Matt Hardy last night at Vengeance. Kane asks Jericho if he thinks this is funny. His mic is a bit dead so you can't really hear what he is saying. He turns to the ramp and tells Lita that she may be carrying his baby but if she thinks she can get away with costing him the match last night she is deeply mistaken. Lita hits the ring looking good as usual. Kane tells Lita that he is angry and when he is angry people suffer. Lita grabs the mic and tells him that suffering is possibly being impregnated by the man you hate, suffering is when the one person you love will not talk to you. She goes on to tell Kane that she is not scared anymore and she will do whatever she wants. She calls Kane a son of a bitch! Kane says he won't touch her but he will hurt Matt and make sure he never sees the birth of THEIR baby. Lita says that she used to be scared, but Matt can fight his own battles and she knows who the baby is because she has been with both of them and Matt is more of a man than Kane will ever be! Lita leaves and Kane starts to wreck the set of the Highlight Reel. He goes for the Jeritron but Jericho pulls him off. Kane tosses Jericho out of the ring and leaves. Jericho gets on the mic and mocks Kane to no end. He says Kane does not have to leave prematurely but from what he has heard Kane has a lot of problems with prematurity! Jericho tells King to cancel the Diva search because Kane has won it because he has no balls! Kane heads back to the ring for a fight!
One on One Referee: Chris Kay Kane vs. Chris Jericho
Kane has Jericho in a hold but Jericho fights back and dropkicks Kane into the corner. Kane chops Jericho hard and throws him off. Jericho climbs back and hits a few punches before Kane throws him off again. Jericho hits a cross body block from the top after evading Kane for a two count. Kane regains control with strong blows. He then picks Jericho up over his head to drop him on the ropes. Kane works on Jericho bending him like a pretzel in the corner on the ring using the ring post.
Back in the ring Kane hits a sidewalk slam and he starts to work on the back of Jericho as it seems Kane has hurt it a bit.
Mid match notes:
Jericho is in a bear hug trying to fight back but Kane drops him right on his back. Kane goes for an elbow but misses and Jericho fights with chops and punches to Kane. Jericho gets whipped but gets a boot up. He drop toe holds Kane onto the ropes and runs at him with the knee. Kane however hits a big boot and climbs the ropes but Y2J hits a springboard dropkick and Kane is stuck sitting on the top turnbuckle. Jericho climbs up to fight Kane but Kane shoves him down. Kane waits and jumps for the clothesline but Jericho gets a dropkick to his mid section. Both men are down as Chris Kay counts, but Kane sits up for more and calls for the chokeslam!
Kane goes for the chokeslam but Jericho slides out and clips Kane's knee. Jericho goes for the walls but Kane shoves him off. Kane goes for the big boot but gets his foot hung up in the corner. Jericho takes out the other knee and goes for the walls again but Kane gets the ropes!
End of the match:
Jericho is trying to fight Kane down as he gives him a rollup with the tights for two. Jericho tries the walls to no avail. He knocks Kane down and goes to pick him up but Kane hits him with a low blow to get disqualified!
Winner by DQ: Chris Jericho
After the match:
Kane puts the choke on Jericho but Chris Kay tries to stop him. Kane puts the choke on both of them and sends them both down to the mat with a chokeslam at the same time! What has Lita done to Kane??
King is back at it:
From Chicago we meet Nita Harding? Neida Harring? I have no clue what King said. We go on to learn that this chick makes her own clothes. I think the fans are getting rowdy as they start to boo a bit. King asks her to dance since she is a dancer. The music hits and she struts her stuff. She finally leaves!
One on One Referee: Chad Patton. Ric Flair vs. The Hurricane
The two lock up and break, Hurricane his a shoulder block and jumps on Flair early with a ton of punches. Flair gets whipped off the buckle and gets back body dropped. Hurricane goes for the 10 punch but Flair walks him off and puts him down. Hurricane poses and gives Flair a thumb to the eye. Flair does the classic flop and Hurricane covers him for a two count.
Flair fights back with some dirty playing and he takes Hurricane down with a chop. Flair then goes to work on the arm of the Hurricane with wristlocks and kicks to his arm. Flair works Hurricane down and then gives him a knee to the face.
Mid match notes:
Hurricane hits a flying cloithesline on Flair followed by a series of back and forth punches and chops between the two. Flair pulls his classic beg for mercy but Hurricane throws him off the buckle where Flair flips over and goes to the outside. Hurricane follows him and chops him heavily. Back in the ring Flair gets a thumb to the eye of Hurricane and takes control with punches and chops in the corner as Hurricane is hurting. Flair is bleeding pretty bad from his left ear as he struts the ring which allows Hurricane to fight back with a back body drop and martial arts kick.
Flair gains control again when Hurricane goes to the top and Flair bounces off the ropes flipping Hurricane to the mat. Flair hits a chop block and works on the kneed of Hurricane.
End of the match:
Flair works on Hurricane some more with chops and right hands. Back in the ring Flair gives the Hurricane another chop block. Hurricane is down and hurt and Flair goes for the Figure 4 leg lock. He slaps it on and the Hurricane tries to fight out but can not as he taps out!
Winner: Ric Flair
King with the third Diva of the night:
This one is named Carmella Decasare, I THINK. King asks about her personal life and she says she has two puppies. The crowd goes nuts but she tells King they are actual dogs at home. She says she wants to work for Vince McMahon. Her special talent is that she is the Play Mate's 2003 Playmate of the year. She says hi to Heff and says she wants to be the diva on Raw for him.
Benoit and Eugene meet in the back and they talk a bit. Benoit says he is not mad at Eugene but tonight he wants to wrestle Eugene, no chairs, no brass knuckles, nothing else. Eugene agrees, the two shake and say good luck and then Eugene goes to play with a stuffed purple monkey.
World Heavyweight Title Match Referee: Mike Chioda. Chris Benoit (c) vs. Eugene
The two lock up and Eugene pushes Benoit into the corner. After a break he chops him in the chest. Benoit gets a bit upset and pushes Eugene into the other corner and chops him. Benoit then hits a snap suplex, and a back suplex. He then tosses eugene in the corner and follows with two German Supplexes. Benoit climbs the top rope for the headbutt but misses. Eugene covers Benoit twice for two counts. Eugene goes for the pedigree on Benoit but Benoit backs out. Eugene takes him down and goes for the people's elbow but Benoit grans his leg and puts him in the sharpshooter! Eugene reaches the ropes. Benoit and Eugene exchange a bit and Benoit knocks him to the outside with a shoulder block.
Mid match notes:
Eugene snaps on the outside of the ring and he comes in firing blows at Benoit. He takes Benoit down with an elbow and then does a Benoit like snap suplex for a two count. Benoit reverses a blow and goes for the German Suplexes but Eugene reverses and hits two German's of his own! Benoit stops the third and goes for Eugene but Eugene slaps on the CROSSFACe on Benoit! Benoit is in it for quite some time but gets his foot on the ropes. Benoit fights back afterwards but Eugene ducks a blow and rolls Benoit into the turnbuckle. Eugene hits The Rock bottom and pins Benoit but Benoit gets his foot on the ropes. Eugene thinks he has won the title and he runs around the ring several times until Evolution's music hits. Eugene thinks Evolution is coming to say congrats but HHH walks up and punches him right in the mouth. Eugene is getting triple teamed as Benoit gets a pedigree. William Regal comes to help out and he throws punches on Orton but he too is taken down as he gets an RKO. Eugene tries to fight back and does a bit but he gets caught and beaten downn hard. Eugene is busted wide open as he gets an RKO, a Pedigree, and a few more moves. Eugene was bleeding very bad as the show went off the air.
Winner: No Contest