Submitted by Carl Walsh on Monday, February 14, 2005 at 11:17 PM EST
Start of the Show:
J.R and the King announce a few of the matches for tonight's show. Soon afterwards the music of Chris Jericho hits and he is on his way to the ring for an episode of the Highlight Reel. "Welcome to Raw.. is.. Jericho!"
Jericho says that his guest tonight is a woman who created much controversy at the Super Bowl. Candice Michelle! Candice comes to the ring in a sleek black dress and her and Jericho actually sit. Jericho says she's had a crazy week, she's been on Stern, covered by the New York Times, and so much more. Jericho then shows the commercial on the Jeritron, it was the GoDaddy.com commercial. Jericho asks her how she responds to the uproar. She says she doesn't know what the fuss is about because she bets Cincinnati will not mind if she does a dance for them or if she has a wardrobe malfunction. One of the shoulders on her dress comes off, then the other does. Jericho is joking around saying she is too exposed, funny stuff. At this point, the music of Muhammad Hassan hits. USA chants roar and Hassan says this is typical of America. A young woman disgraces herself on National Television and the crowd loves it. He says this is what we call the "dumbing down" of America. Hassan says that Jericho is the poster child of stupidity. He demands that Jericho put a stop to this female exploitation. He says he will embarrass him, just like he did the last time he was on the Highlight Reel. Jericho stands in the ring, mocking Hassan. Jericho says they are the poster boys for Jackasses. Jericho says they have a lot more in common than they think. "You guys are Arab Americans, and I AM THE ALOTOYAH OF ROCK AND ROLLA!" Jericho then goes on to say that they are both young red blooded males, and both of them have penises, right? He says Daivari might not but Hassan does, right? Jericho then goes on to imply that both men are homosexuals. Great stuff. Jericho then says that Daivari is Hassan's special little Valentine. This upsets Hassan, who says he is going to go to the ring and wipe the smile right off Jericho's face.
Jericho says how bout I take you two assclowns downtown, to China town, right here on RAW! Jericho takes his shirt off and Hassan starts to head towards the ring. They are going to fight after the commercial!
Referee: Mike Chioda
Muhammad Hassan vs. Chris Jericho
Start of the Match:
When we come back, Chris Jericho is stomping away on Hassan in the corner. He drops him with a back suplex followed by a hanging vertical suplex. Jericho plays to the crowd a bit before clubbing Hassan and whipping him, Hassan evades a blow with a leapfrog but he gets chopped down. Both men exchange rolling pins until Jericho slaps on an early Walls, but Hassan gets to the ropes. Jericho comes flying with a springboard forearm sending Hassan to the outside. Jericho climbs the top rope and comes flying off with a cross body block on Hassan for a two count. Daivari gets involved and tries to grab Jericho's foot, but Jericho stomps on his hand! However, this allows Hassan to take control with an inverted backbreaker. Hassan goes to work on the back of Chris Jericho.
Mid Match Notes:
Daivari gets in an illegal choke on Jericho, Hassan then slaps Jericho with a vertical suplex for a two count. Hassan then places Jericho in a rear chin lock. Jericho, with help from the crowd, gets to his feet and throws some hard right hands. Jericho comes off the ropes but runs into a boot. Hassan comes after Jericho but Jericho nails a spinning heel kick, both men are down. The two get to their feet and exchange blows until Jericho nails a forearm and shoulder block followed by a drop toe hold and running knee on the ropes. Jericho then pulls Hassan down by the feet, but he cannot get the walls. Jericho then nails a bulldog but he misses the lion sault, landing on his feet. Jericho then takes down Hassan with the falling reverse headlock slam.
Jericho has the pin on Hassan but Daivari distracts the referee. Jericho gives him a springboard dropkick, sending him to the outside. However, when Jericho turns around, Hassan plants him with his finishing move. He covers and gets the pinfall.
JBL to RAW?
Ric Flair is shown backstage talking about his good looks. HHH comes in and Flair asks him where his suit is. HHH says he took it off, didnít Flair hear the news? JBL is coming to Raw tonight according to rumors and that is a spit in the face of Evolution! He tells Flair to tell Batista not to worry and just concentrate on his match because if JBL comes, HHH will take him out.
Class of 2005 Hall of Fame, who else will join the already announced?
A video package is shown of the 2005 inductees, and joining them this year will also be Rowdy Roddy Piper!
Orton and Stacy are talking in the back. He says he is excited about the Hall of Fame, he says his father and Piper were trouble. Stacy says Randy Orton himself is trouble. Stacy then asks Orton out tonight and Orton says after he kicks Christian's ass, they are on! Love story!
Batista is talking to Maria (I think) when Flair comes up to tell him the news HHH has broke. He tries to tell Batista, but Batista does not seem all that concerned. He says he is focusing on his match tonight. He tells Ric to tell HHH that if JBL does come tonight, to stay out of it. It's between him, and JBL.
Referee: Earl Hebner
Gene Snitsky vs. Shelton Benjamin (c)
The two men brawl back and forth, Snitsky gets the upper hand early but Shelton gets a quick knockdown, but Snitsky tosses him off. Shelton hits a stinger splash but he tries again and runs into the shoulder of Snitsky. Snitsky places him in a rear chin lock to wear him down. Snitsky throws blows to Shelton before charging at him in the corner and splashing him head on. Snitsky tosses Shelton to the mat and covers for a two count.
Mid Match Notes:
Snitsky climbs the middle rope and misses an elbow drop. The two men go back and forth a bit until Shelton hits a high flying lariat off the top rope for a two count. Shelton gets to his feet and he wails away on Snitsky. Snitsky overpowers Shelton though and gives him a giant body slam. Snitsky hits a deadly clothesline and covers again for a two count. Snitsky goes for the pumphandle powerslam but Shelton falls out but runs into a big boot! Snitsky pins again and Shelton BARELY kicks out at 2 and a half. This is four times Shelton BARELY escaped. Snitsky goes for like 10 more pins screaming at Earl Hebner every single time. He gets up and argues with Hebner for a good minute going "WHAT?? 4 TIMES?? WHAT?"
Snitsky makes a run at Shelton but Shelton dumps him over the top rope to the outside. Snitsky gets upset and grabs a chair, he cracks Shelton over the head with it while Shelton is on the apron. Hebner calls for the bell.
Back from commercial, the music of La Resistance was playing and they were in the ring waving their flags. Tajiri and Regal then made their way out to defend the tag titles.
Referee: Jack Doan
La Resistance vs. Tajiri and William Regal (c)
Regal and Conway started it out with Conway putting Regal in a headlock and knocking Regal down. Conway took Regal down with an arm whip for two. Conway tagged in Grenier and he applied a headlock to Regal. Regal took Grenier down with an elbow and tagged in Tajiri. Tajiri nailed a couple of kicks to Grenier and then took him down.
Mid Match Notes:
Tajiri hit a moonsault for two. Tajiri then hit some chops and knocked Conway off the apron. Grenier nailed some rights to Tajiri and then threw him in the corner. Tajiri went for the Tarantula, but Grenier countered. Tajiri hit a bulldog, but Conway broke up the count. Conway hit a neck breaker on Tajiri and then stomped away on him after a tag. Conway slammed Tajiri head first into the turnbuckle and then tagged in Grenier. Grenier hit a knee drop for two.
Grenier hit a forearm and tagged in Conway. Conway hit a suplex for two. Conway applied a neck hold onto Tajiri. Tajiri powered out, but Conway nailed a kick. Tajiri hit a springboard elbow to take down Conway. Tajiri went for the tag, but Conway stopped him. Tajiri got the tag and Regal took down La Resistance.
Conway nailed Regal from behind, but Regal hit a T-Bone overhead suplex on Conway and then a knee for the three count.
Outside they showed the arena parking lot and they are waiting for JBL. Will he show?
Referee: Chad Patton
Christian vs. Randy Orton
Start of the Match:
Christian slaps Orton who takes him down right hard right hands and a kick to the gut. Orton throws uppercuts to Christian all over and works him in the corner with right hands. Christian nails a kick to Orton's chest but Orton takes him down with a hard forearm as he starts to give Christian multiple head blows to the forehead. Orton slaps on a side headlock to wear Christian down.
Mid match notes:
The men exchange reversals until Orton hits a solid shoulder block. Orton goes back to the side headlock. Christian gets the upper hand in the corner with a cheap shot allowing him to slam Orton's head off the turnbuckle a few times. Christian chokes Orton in the corner while Patton makes a five count on him. He breaks and does it again, coming close to five before letting go. Christian plays to the crowd allowing Orton to fight back with rights and lefts followed by a European uppercut. Orton then gives Christian a wallop of a clothesline sending him over the ropes and down hard to the outside. Tomko gets in the face of Orton, Christian gets up and runs around the ring all the way to the other side, but he is met with a right hand from Orton. Orton gets Christian back in the ring where he unloads a 10 punch in the corner. Orton walks into a right hand soon afterwards but Orton turns the table yet again. Christian pulls a fake at the ropes, drawing Orton in and sending him flying over the top rope. Christian gets the attention of the referee allowing Tomko to throw Orton shoulder and face first into the steel steps!
When we come back from commercial break, we see that Tyson got thrown out during the break. Christian is still in control in the ring wearing Orton down. Orton rolls over the back of Christian in the corner and covers for a two count. Christian nails Orton with a dropkick and neck breaker followed by an elbow to keep Orton down. Cover by Christian results in a two count. Christian has a lump on his head from something. Orton gets to his feet and fights back. He goes for an RKO but Christian reverses into a falling reverse DDT. Christian makes the cover and Orton BARELY kicks out at two and a half. Orton fights back and gets to his feet, reversing a whip and sending Christian sternum first into the turnbuckle. Both men are down, a 10 count starts and both men get up at 7. They throw rights and lefts staggering around the ring. Christian gets a few in and runs off the ropes, but Orton nails him with a dropkick, clothesline and a back body drop. Orton then holds Christian down on his knees as he clubs Christian across the chest with forearms at least 16 times. Christian gets to his feet, Orton goes for the RKO but Christian reverses into the reverse DDT again but he doesnít hit it as Orton clubs away, Christian comes off the ropes and gets nailed with a powerslam by Orton for a two count pin.
Orton heads to the top rope where he hits a cross body block for another two count. Orton then runs at Christian but Christian moves and sends Orton shoulder first into the ringpost. He tosses Orton to the ground and covers him for another two count. Christian goes to rip the padding off the turnbuckle but the ref catches him and yells at him. At this point, Tyson Tomko comes in and gives him a giant boot to the face. Christian makes the cover, but Orton kicks out! Christian is LIVID at this fact.
Christian goes for the Unprettier but Orton shoves him off and nails the inverted neck and back breaker. He calls for the RKO but Christian dodges out, and goes for the Unprettier, Randy throws him off a bit then leapfrogs him and as Christian gets up, he gets nailed with the RKO! Orton makes the cover and gets the victory!
Eric Bischoff is in the back on the phone with Teddy Long talking about JBL. Edge comes in and claims that if Batista goes to Smackdown, HHH will need an opponent and tonight, Edge will prove that he deserves to be the champion.
Trish is Upset...
Trish heads to the ring. She gets on the mic and says that the Divas as of late have been trying to steal her spotlight. With the All American challenge and Candice's commercial at the Super Bowl, and so on. She says it is happening again now with a woman named Christy Hemme. She calls Christy out. Christy comes to the ring and dances around for the WWE fans. Trish mocks her dance. Trish says that the fans around here used to call her a certain word.. "slut" chants begin. Trish then announces that Christy will be in Playboy and the crowd roars. She says not only will she be on the cover, but her naked body will be all over! Trish says now that makes HER a slut now. The crowd boos. Christy grabs the mic and says that Trish is trying to get her upset, but she is proud to be in Playboy next month and she is proud that people want to see it! She gets face to face with Trish and says that being in Playboy does not make you a slut... but sleeping with half the locker room? Now that makes you a slut! Trish gets mad and slaps her and leaves the ring.... BUT WHO CARES! NEXT MONTH, CHRISTY IS IN PLAYBOY!
Referee: Jack Doan
Kane vs. Simon Dean
Simon Dean got on the mic and said he wasn't gonna lie. He's scared to death right now. But everyone would be upset if Kane ended his career tonight. If that happens Dean promises he will continue to produce his Simon System, somehow, some way cause he believes in the people. For those who don't believe in him, he condemns them to be fat. Yeah, that's what he is gonna do. But maybe he is already in hell. He's already here in Cinciphatti.
Kane grabbed Simon by the throat and set him on the barricade. Kane knocked Simon off onto the barricade and then threw him into the ring. The bell rung and Simon backed away. Simon hid behind the referee. Kane grabbed Simon and pulled his leg, but Kane was forced to let go. Kane was hit in the face by the Simon bag and then a drop kick. Simon got out some powder, but Kane kicked it in his face. Kane threw the bag out and the grabbed the weight belt. Kane lit Simon up and Simon went out of the ring. Kane smiled as Simon stumbled around the ring. Kane knocked Simon down and threw him into the ring. Kane raised his arm and did push ups, mocking Simon Dean. Simon was grabbed by the throat and chokeslammed. Kane pinned Simon for the victory.
After the match Kane made the flames go up and then smiled at the top of the ramp.
HBK is in the back getting coffee when he is approached by the Coach. Coach says they were in Japan last week and he couldn't help but notice this article he read. He whips out an article where Angle brags about how he eliminated HBK from the Rumble and made him bleed. HBK goes on to say that Angle is a great competitor and all this, but he better watch his ass because if he doesn't have a title match at Mania, well, we will see what happens.
Batista is getting ready as HHH sits next to him talking about the match. HHH says he is excited for next week when Batista will make his decision, and he knows he will make the right one. HHH then talks about the JBL thing and wonders why Batista wants to do it himself. Batista says it's between him and JBL, shot calling each other, and he will handle it. HHH argues that JBL is spitting in the face of all Evolution, not just Batista, Batista again recites that he will do this himself and walks off as HHH looks a bit upset.
Referee: Mike Chioda
Batista vs. Edge
The two men lock up, Batista gets the advantage early but Edge fights back, running into Batista, but not knocking him over. Edge comes off the ropes again and runs into an elbow. Batista controls Edge until he misses a corner charge allowing Edge to throw some right hands. He goes to whip Batista but Batista does not budge and instead tosses Edge over the top rope and to the outside! Batista follows him but Edge reverses and nails Batista with the Edge-O-Matic on the outside hard mat. Edge then nails away on Batista with boots as HHH looks on.
Mid Match Notes:
Edge chops the throat and chest of Batista on the apron before coming in the ring and using the ropes to choke him. Edge throws a right hand and hits a neck breaker, he makes a cover for a two count before placing Batista in a sideways chin and head lock. Batista tries to get to his feet and manages to but Edge clubs him in the back several times before mounting him in the corner, he gets a punch off but Batista givesa him a one handed swat off the ropes. Batista gives him a few knockdown and then catches Edge and follows up with a hard body slam. Edge gets the upper hand afterwards with right hands and he climbs the top rope. He comes flying off but Batista charges him and gives him a shoulder block in mid air. Batista throws Edge off the ropes and goes for the spinebuster but Edge evades it and nails an implant DDT. Edge calls for the spear and makes a run at Batista but runs right into a spinebuster!
Batista picks Edge up and drops him with the sit down powerbomb! However at this point, a limo is shown on the screen and HHH comes in and knocks referee Mike Chioda out, forcing Batista to focus on the Raw tron thing. The bell is rung.
Is JBL here?
Flair comes to the ramp and calls for Evolution to go to the back. They head to the back and when cameras catch up, HHH is talking about THEY will end this tonight with Bradshaw and THEY will do this that and the other. Batista stops him in stride and says he is going to do it himself and he needs to stay out of it! Batista goes outside and calls JBL out. We see headlights in the background and a car comes flying at Batista. HHH runs at Batista and tackles him into a pile saving his life. The car rolls off and HHH and Batista scream for JBL. Batista then says that he will be going to Smackdown this week... alone.
End of the show.
WWE RAW - Quick Match Results
- Muhammad Hassan def. Chris Jericho
- IC Title: Shelton Benjamin def. Gene Snitsky by DQ
- Tag Titles: Tajiri and Regal def. La Resistance to retain
- Randy Orton def. Christian
- Kane def. Simon Dean
Report by: Bill Watson of PowerWrestling.com