View Full Version : RAW [2/12/2007; Spoilers]

02-12-2007, 06:23 PM
-Standard Open
-Vince hits the ring to open the show. Donald Trump comes out, flanked by Torrie and Ashley. Vince tells the gals to hit the bricks, then trashtalks Trump a bit. Donald challenges Vince to a 1-on-1 match at WrestleMania, but McMahon declines, citing the beating he took last year and his subsequent doctor's orders to stay out of the ring. McMahon revises the challenge to Trump's representative against his own. Trump subsequently adds a hair vs. hair provision (where if Trump's guy loses, Trump gets shaved and so on). Vince declines and begins to leave, but he accepts after Trump calls him gutless.
-Mixed Tag Team Match: Johnny Nitro & Melina [of MNM] vs. Super Crazy & WWE Women's Champion Mickie James
-Decent back & forth. They're doing a good job of building Nitro as a dickish heel, and of building the Melina/Mickie blood feud. Nitro posts Super Crazy and Melina slams Mickie down with a hairpull, then pins her with a handful o' tights for the win. ~6 minutes / **1/2
-Video Package airs reviewing last week's #1 contender match. [I flip to TNA]
-Tonight: HBK/Cena/Batista/Taker vs. Orton/Edge/Kennedy/MVP~! 8 man!
-One Fall: Eugene [Louisville, KY; 242 lbs] vs. The Great Khali [India; 420 lbs, over 7 feet tall]
-Poor Eugene. He's holding a Ric Flair teddy bear, which he offers to Khali. Khali bats it into the fifth row, then MURDERS Eugene. Much longer than it needed to be. Khali finishes with a two-handed chokeslam. ~2 minutes / DUD.
-Tonight: A Special Appearance by Rowdy Roddy Piper
-Up Next: Shawn Michaels Interview
-Backstage: Shawn Michaels (on the phone with HHH) stands with Maria. After pimping the DX DVD, Michaels gives his thoughts on WrestleMania. HBK recounts his entire history in WrestleMania main events, then pimps the hell out of the main event, No Way Out and WrestleMania, saying "Mr. WrestleMania has arrived." Effective promo.
-Elsewhere Backstage: Ric Flair (Whoo!) stands with Todd Grisham. Grisham throws to a replay of Flair's promo on Carlito. Grisham asks why Flair cut the promo, but is interrupted by Carlito walking up asking for an apology from Flair. Flair goes off on him, saying he (like half the guys in the locker room) has everything except for guts and heart. Carlito gets pissed off, and challenges Flair to a match tonight to prove his passion. Flair accepts the challenge. Good segment.
-One Fall: WWE Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy [Cameron, NC; 225 lbs] vs. Chris Masters [Los Angeles, CA; 267 lbs]
-RAW's brought to you (and me) by fruity, fruity, delicious Skittles and Burger King. Yum! If Masters wins, he gets an Intercontinental Title shot. You have to admit, Hardy has been awesome since he came back. If I didn't know any better, I'd say he's clean. Masters powers out of a mounted ten-punches in the corner and slams Hardy for two. So-so speed vs. power match, but Masters is too stiff to get his offense over. He hits the chinlock and Hardy rallies. More back and forth, but Masters grabs the MasterLock. Hardy fights and tries to spring off the ropes to roll through, but Masters counters. Hardy rallies AGAIN and hops over onto the apron, forcing a break. Masters suplexes Hardy off the apron into the ring, but Hardy rolls through with a roll-up for the pin. ~6 minutes / **
-In the ring: Jerry Lawler introduces Rowdy Roddy Piper in his hometown of Portland. Crowd goes apeshit. Piper thanks the crowd for supporting him during his fight against cancer, then puts over the entire locker room as good guys who were supportive. Piper says he's here to talk about WrestleMania and the Hall of Fame, introducing the first inductee for 2007: DUSTY RHODES. After a video package, Dusty comes to the ring. Dusty cuts a promo, putting over Portland and Piper. Before he can finish, HOLY SHIT IT'S UMAGA interrupts and hits the ring. Piper and Dusty stare down UMAGA. Piper and Dusty plot. Piper leaves the ring and Dusty slugs UMAGA. UMAGA takes a few shots, then DRILLS Dusty in the throat. Running ass smash in the corner! Piper has a chair, but UMAGA no-sells it because he's Samoan. Piper stands there dumbfounded and also gets fucked up, taking a Samoan Spike. Dusty's back up, and ALSO gets Spiked. Big heat for UMAGA here. UMAGA surveys the damage and leaves with Estrada. J.R. is APPALLED.
-Moments Ago: UMAGA killed people dead and it was awesome.
-One Fall: Carlito [The Caribbean; 220 lbs; with Torrie Wilson] vs. Ric Flair [Charlotte, NC]
-They replay Carlito's challenge from earlier tonight. Portland must be Flair Country, because the crowd loves him. Lots of lock ups. Flair goes off with the chops. Carlito takes control and spends the match working heel. More chops. Flair takes control and Torrie is CONCERNED. More chops. Flair takes the Bret Hart BUMP (chest-first into the turnbuckle). Carlito goes for the Backcracker but Flair holds the ropes, so Carlito lands back-first and Flair rolls him up for three. ~5 minutes/**1/2 Carlito stops Flair from leaving after the match, and offers a handshake. RESPECT.
-Tonight: SWEET JESUS 8-MAN OMG~!!11!!
-Backstage: Nitro and Melina plot, with Melina ranting a lot.
-Elsewhere: Ashley is with Todd Grisham, saying she'll reveal the cover to her Playboy issue this week on Smackdown. But first, a VIDEO PACKAGE hyping it. Yep. Guess what!? SHE HAS BOOBS. BIG 'UNS. Grisham asks Ashley if she has one word that could describe her Playboy experience. Ron Simmons enters, hugs her, looks her over and...DAMN.
-Elsewhere: The Heels hang out backstage and PLOT. Orton & Edge welcome Kennedy & MVP to RAW, "the A show." Kennedy asks if Orton needs to be so condescending. Edge says the four of 'em need to prove to the world that THEY should be headlining WrestleMania.
-Recap of opening Trump/Vince segment.
-No Way Out hype: Undertaker/Batista vs. Cena/HBK!
-MAIN EVENT: World Heavyweight Champion Batista [Washington, DC; 318 lbs], World Tag Team Champion Shawn Michaels [San Antonio, TX; 220 lbs], The Undertaker [Death Valley, CA; 305 lbs] & World Tag Team Champion/WWE Champion John Cena [West Newbury, MA; 248 lbs] vs. Mr. Kennedy [Green Bay, WI; 232 lbs], Montel Vontavious Porter [Miami, FL; 252 lbs], Edge & Randy Orton [combined 495 lbs]
-Man, entrances took a long time. But first...
-We're back and there's 15 minutes left including over-run. Let's rock! Orton/Cena to start. Cena dominates, Orton thumbs the eye and tags in Kennedy. Kennedy/Cena. Cena tags in Undertaker. Taker/Kennedy. Taker punches Orton off the apron. Continuity~! Undertaker does the ropewalk! Flatliner by Taker, but MVP breaks up the cover. HBK tags in. HBK/Kennedy. Big HBK chant. Kennedy drills HBK with a kick, tags in MVP. MVP/HBK. HBK is YOUR face-in-peril, but hits a swinging neckbreaker and takes control. MVP catches HBK with an elbow coming in and tags in Edge. Edge/HBK. Edge slugs away at HBK. HBK dodges a spear and hits an enziguri. Both guys looking for tags. HOT TAG to Batista. Batista/Edge. Edge floats over and gets caught, then eats a running powerslam from Big Dave. Big Dave eats a boot and Edge goes up, but misses a dropkick. Batista catapults Edge into the turnbuckle. MVP & Kennedy run in and eat spinebusters. Thumbs up! Thumbs down! BUT IT'S COMMERCIAL TIME~!
-And we're back. Edge/Batista in the ring. Batista clotheslines Edge and tags in Cena. Cena/Edge. Five moves of Doom! Shoulderblock! Sideslam! YOU CAN'T SEE ME. Five-Knuckle Shuffle~! FU blocked by Orton, who grabs Edge. Orton knocks down Cena and gets 2. I guess the block was a tag. Orton/Cena are legal. Orton with punches. Undertaker walks in, kicks Orton in the back and walks out. Continuity! MVP tags in and goes to work. MVP/Cena. Snapmare gets 2. Neck vice by MVP. Cena fights up and backdrops MVP towards his corner. MVP tags Kennedy! Kennedy cuts off Cena and slugs away. JR puts over Kennedy and MVP. Kennedy hits a sweet-looking running knee to Cena that gets 2. Cena can't make the tag. Orton tags in. DROPKICK gets 2, and Orton breaks the cover as the Undertaker begins to get into the ring. Continuity! Orton goes to work on Cena in the corner. Crowd chants for Undertaker. Orton charge eats boot, but a Cena charge eats clothesline for two. Edge tags in and Cena is in trouble. CHINLOCK~! by Edge, aided by a legscissors on Cena. Cena fights up, then fights toward his corner. DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE and both guys need a tag. Orton and Taker tag in. Taker takes down Edge, Orton, MVP and Kennedy with soupbones. Snake eyes to Kennedy, and a big boot. Double-chokeslam on MVP/Orton is blocked, but they eat a double clothesline. HBK tags himself in, goes upstairs and hits a flying elbow on Orton. Taker's not pleased. Everyone hits the ring! Orton and HBK are legal. Sweet chin music is ducked under by Orton, but Taker blocks it. Chokeslam teased on HBK, but Taker considers and chokeslams MVP. More back and forth, and HBK superkicks Orton for the pin. WHEW. Taker grabs HBK...CHOKESLAM. FUCK YEAH. Cena slugs on Taker, but Batista slugs away. Taker recovers and BOOTS Cena in the face. Batista Bomb to Cena! Smackdown guys stand tall! Play Batista's music! Match was ~18 minutes long and ***1/2 stars. Very good TV main event.

02-12-2007, 07:00 PM
I caved and read this. So far it looks like the wrestling is mediocre. How is it as a show?

02-12-2007, 07:24 PM
I caved and read this. So far it looks like the wrestling is mediocre. How is it as a show?

Not bad. Good angles-based show, but skippable so far.

02-12-2007, 09:10 PM
so that means raw guys will showing up on SD

02-12-2007, 09:31 PM
Bah, that's lame. There's no way Trump will shave his head, so you already know the outcome there.

02-12-2007, 09:38 PM
Bah, that's lame. There's no way Trump will shave his head, so you already know the outcome there.

I'm hoping for UMAGA vs. Lashley, truthfully.

02-12-2007, 10:52 PM
Does the Undertaker eat up 10 minutes of the show with his entrance like he did last week?

He's slowly walking to the ring....
He's slowly removing his hat...

Ryan Elliott
02-12-2007, 10:58 PM
Does the Undertaker eat up 10 minutes of the show with his entrance like he did last week?

He's slowly walking to the ring....
He's slowly removing his hat...

Well, seeing as how he's The Undertaker, I don't think he'd come down to the ring like Doink The Clown.

Brewtown Andy
02-12-2007, 10:59 PM
3 1/2 stars for a 15 minute match that included both MVP and a fuck finish? Not in my book.

EDIT: Did not see the word pin there.