RAW # 824 comes to you live from Jacksonville, Florida. 27 days until WrestleMania 25!
Crowd is on fire. Great stuff by HBK. Video of Undertaker’s legacy at WrestleMania – some great memories. If anyone beats ‘Taker at WrestleMania, it’s gonna be HBK. Amazing stuff overall, other than Undertaker botching his promo. Should be one epic match.
JBL defeats CM Punk to win the Intercontinental Championship
Good match. JBL was going to win anyways because Punk is in the MITB ladder match. That clothesline from hell was filthy.
JBL and Vickie Guerrero. Edge comes in. Not much happened.
RKO with his “wife” Samantha. Wow, what a bombshell, but too bad it’s not his real wife.
Diva’s Champ Maryse defeats Women’s Champ Melina
Both brand’s Diva’s are out. Short match. End of the match, babyface Diva’s clear house of heel Diva’s. And the award for most obvious ending goes to…
WMVI at the SkyDome in my hometown of Toronto, Canada. The first ‘Mania outside of the US – 67,678. AND they had moving platforms at the entrance! Hogan vs. Warrior – awesome match, and epic celebration win for Warrior. Amazing! One of the best ‘Mania’s of all time.
WrestleMania 25 Contract Signing
Big Show and Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship. They confirm the 25-Diva Battle Royal – winner is crowned Ms. WrestleMania! Who wouldn’t want that!? Anyways, good formal contract signing ’till Super Cena ruins it. Cena ruins ‘Mania by making it a triple threat match for the WHC.
More importantly, Cena confesses his love for Vickie, and then reverses it. Video footage shows Vickie and Show making out, and Vickie slaps Show’s ass as hard as possible. Wow.
Kofi Kingston defeats Y2J
HOLY CRAP IT’S RIC FLAIR!!! Good match with a lame finish. Kofi qualifies for MITB. Flair better not come out of retirement.
Y2J promo. Great stuff as usual.
WWE Hall of Fame Inductee
Koko B. Ware, inducted by the Honky Tonk Man. Hard to believe he gets in before “Macho Man” Randy Savage, regardless of his relationship with WWE.
Rey Mysterio, Finlay, and Christian defeat MizMo and Kane
NO WAY CHRISTIAN ON RAW!? That’s amazing! Captain Charisma rules. As for the match, it sucked. Christian looked like a chump. Short match, too.
Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes defeats Triple H
DiBiase looks awful with short hair. Legacy wins as Triple H doesn’t show. Triple H shows up at Orton’s house, obviously, and Orton runs. RKO has a nice place. Great brawl ensues – Triple H almost impales himself with that jagged 2×4. RKO gets thrown out a window! AMAZING! Triple H beats the crap out of Triple H before H get’s arrested by the cops. Just awesome. The lack of wrestling in the main event sucks, but it’s sure as hell entertaining.
More great stuff leading into WMXXV. I can’t wait until next week. Good job by WWE all around.
High Point: RKO/HHH house fight
Low Point: Melina/Maryse
Final Score: 9
Next week in San Antonio, Texas: HBK and Taker vs. JBL and Kozlov. HOLY CRAP!
– According to the NY Daily News, yhe Jets are expected to pursue WR Torry Holt. They’re likely to wait for Holt to be released on March 17, although a trade involving a conditional late-round pick before then is possible as well. Holt with Jerricho Cotchery would be dangerous.