Recap by Sassy, comments in italics
Mr. McMahon and Jonathan
Coachman come to the ring at the beginning of Raw. McMahon promised us last week that this week we would find
out who his illegitimate son is. We know it is a male and he is a current WWE
superstar, which is a good thing because the crowd is drowning McMahon out.
McMahon tells us his son is at Raw tonight. McMahon says he can take some solace
in knowing that his son is not from Green Bay, WI, however Mr. Kennedy is on the
cover of WWE magazine. McMahon
tells Coach to tear up the copy of the WWE magazine he has. Raw is obviously
being broadcast from Green Bay, WI this evening.
McMahon says he has been humiliated long enough and he wants to know who
his son is.
We hear Khali’s music and
Khali and his interpreter come down the entrance ramp to the ring. McMahon
introduces the World Heavyweight Champion, The Great Khali. The Great Khali
speaks and we can’t understand a word except something about son. Khali’s
interpreter says that he may have some insight into all this due to the clue –
things are looking up and that can only refer to one man, the Great Khali. Khali
says he never grew up with a father’s affection.
Khali says he would be honored to be called The Great McMahon.
We hear John Bradshaw
Layfield’s music and JBL enters the arena and comes to the ring. JBL says
Khali is not his son, he says that things are looking up could be the m o n e y.
JBL says they he and McMahon are just alike, both are self made
millionaires, both exceedingly good looking, McMahon owns wrestling, JBL is a
wrestling god, they go to the same barber in New York City. JBL wants to change
his name to JBM, John Bradshaw McMahon.
We hear Jeff Hardy’s
music and the Intercontinental Champion, Jeff Hardy, comes to the ring. Coach
stops Jeff and wants to know why he is there. Jeff says he doesn’t know.
He has a father but he keeps getting these strange messages on his
answering machine that every time he is in the ring, things are looking up.
McMahon says that Jeff could be his son. Jeff says he sure as hell hopes
not and unlike the other guys in the ring, he is just waiting around for someone
to tell him he is NOT McMahon’s son. JBL gets in Jeff’s face and Jeff gets
right back in JBL’s face. JBL then gets in Khali’s face…sort of.
Mr. Johnson, the mother of
McMahon’s child’s attorney, is on the monitor speaking to Mr. McMahon.
McMahon demands to know who is son is. Mr. Johnson says he has an answer and the
answer will be revealed tonight just not right now. McMahon wants to know if his
son is in the ring right now and Mr. Johnson tells McMahon that his son is not
Jeff Hardy. Jeff Hardy is relieved.
McMahon decides to put Jeff in the ring with The Great Khali, champion against
I agree with Jeff Hardy.
My bet is they will wait till the end of the show tonight to break the news to
us about the identity of McMahon’s son. That
way they believe we will watch until the end of the show.
We see a recap of London
& Hendrick beating Benjamin & Haas to get a shot at the tag team title.
Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler
London, weighing 197 lbs., from Austin, TX
to the ring by Brian Kendrick
Cade, weighing 250 lbs., from Nashville, TN
to the ring by Trevor Murdoch
Kendrick & London won
the tag team championship while overseas. Their title reign lasted three days.
They lost the titles again to Cade & Murdoch before they returned to
Paul London after Kendrick takes down Cade while Murdoch was trying
to interfere with London and got the referee involved on the other side of the
ring. London gets the pin and the win.
I like London and
Kendrick because they work well together, they are quick and they fly.
Kendrick outside the ring was nearly as active as London was inside the
ring. I am fond of Trevor Murdoch too, but I think that has to do with his ties
to Harley Race’s wrestling school.
JR tells us that John Cena
has been banned from the building tonight because of what he did to William
Regal last week. Lawler says Cena
did what he did to Regal because of what Randy Orton did to Cena’s father.
Triple H is backstage
making a sign that says WWE.SHOP.COM and shows a new t-shirt.
Promo for Unforgiven this
JR gives us a recap of the
Cena/Orton feud and what occurred on Raw last Monday night between Cena and
Regal. We are shown the security in the parking lot hired to keep Cena out of
Vince and Coach are in
Vince’s office and Coach tells Vince that he has placed extra security around
the building to keep Cena from doing anything to Coach like he did to Regal.
Vince tells Coach he doesn’t want to go through any more embarrassments
like what he has gone through since this son thing came up. Coach tells Vince
there is a place online where fans can go and vote on who they think Vince’s
son might be. Vince asks about it and Coach said the number two choice was right
outside the door. Vince wants to
meet him and in walks Stevie Richards from ECW. Vince shakes Stevie’s hand and
then starts to laugh. Vince says he knew the audience could be way off and they
were way off on this one. Vince wants to know who the number one choice was.
Coach gets nervous and says that the number one choice is Triple H. Vince looks
a little uncomfortable.
JR gives us a recap of the
feud between Carlito and Triple H, including the handicap match last week
between Triple H and Carlito & Umaga.
We are backstage with Todd
Grisham and Carlito. Carlito says he is not nervous about facing Triple H
because the only time Triple H is tough is when he has a sledge hammer in his
hand. Carlito says he would like to
thank acting general manager, Coach, for allowing Carlito to pick Triple H’s
opponent tonight. Carlito wants
Triple H to pay special attention to what happens after the match tonight.
weighing 255 lbs., from Greenwich, CT
Shelton, weighing 248 lbs., from Orangeburg, SC
to the ring by Carlito
Triple H with the pedigree after Carlito attempted to draw Triple
After the match with
Benjamin down, Carlito goes after Triple H with a chair. Triple H takes the
chair away from Carlito and chases Carlito out of the ring and up the ramp –
like as scalded dog, to quote JR. Coach
comes out to the arena and tells Triple H that he should be used to what is
happening to him since he has embarrassed Vince and since he sabotaged the video
Vince made for his daughter and Triple H’s match at Unforgiven against Carlito
has been changed. It is become a No
Disqualification Match for Carlito only.
Carlito sits down at
ringside with JR and Lawler. Carlito regrets his choice of seats shortly after
the match begins. I don’t know
where Shelton got the idea to dye his hair blonde but he looked much better
using his natural color.
The slightly anticipated
rivalry between King Booker and Triple H, the King, when Triple H returned, will
not be considered as a story line since King Booker has left the organization.
The rivalry between Triple H and Carlito should give Carlito much deserved
exposure. I am not sure why the writers keep making Carlito a heel but he does
play the part well. Shelton will be going it along until his partner, Charlie
Haas, completes his suspension from WWE.
We are out in the parking
lot with the Security team checking vehicles as they come in. We then see Orton
walking toward the ring and JR tells us that Orton is the reason for the entire
problem with Cena.
We see Green Bay Packers
members in the audience as we return to the arena.
We hear Randy Orton’s
music and Orton enters the ring. We are again shown the clip of Cena taking out
Regal last week. The cameramen can certainly get some unflattering footage of
Orton when he is in the ring. Orton is in the ring to address Cena and to tell
Cena how he will be losing the WWE Championship when he faces Orton at
Unforgiven. Cena arrives through the audience and Security tries to stop him,
but he gets in the ring and goes after Orton. Orton runs up the ramp and Cena
tries to get through the security workers in order to get to Orton.
I am still at a loss as
to why Orton was not punished with the other wrestlers at the same time over the
Signature Pharmacy client list. I would think as much trouble as Orton has been
since he has been with WWE, he would have been the first one sitting out for at
least 30 days if not more. I have heard conflicting stories from WWE says he
previously admitted he had a problem to the rest of the locker room denying he
was ever punished.
Vince and Coach are
backstage and Coach is trying to explain to Vince how Cena got in the ring.
Vince says he wishes Regal was there and that Vince could throw Cena out anytime
he wanted to. Cena and the security bunch comes around the corner and Cena talks
to Vince about how he cares about his father and how he is going to make Orton
pay for what he did and that it is something even Vince can understand before
security shows Cena the way out of the building.
Candice Michelle comes to
ringside with her championship belt.
James, from Richmond, VA
Hall, from Louisville, KY
Winner: Mickie James
with the three count.
Beth Phoenix shows up after
the match to take out Mickie, Jillian and eventually Candice when she tries to
help. As a female who has the type of heels Candice was wearing all I can say is
“You can’t fight someone with those shoes on!”
Beth may come out like a
class female heel, but I still believe she is a very talented wrestler. Mickie
James is another big favorite of mine. She’s
not tall, in fact I think most of the female wrestlers have her beat in height,
but she is a very talented wrestler. Emphasis on wrestler.
Undertaker promo for
Unforgiven this Sunday.
We see a recap of last
week’s Sandman taking out Santino Marella with Maria in the ring.
Marella takes the mic and
says that it is a very sad time for him and all of Italy with the loss of
Luciano Pavarotti and at least he passed away before he had to watch “The
Condemned” with Steve Austin on DVD. (NOTE:
I still haven’t stopped laughing over the Austin dig.). Marella then
tells the people of Green Bay how lacking in culture they are.
Winner: The Sandman
by disqualification when Marella uses Sandman’s kendo stick.
You have got to like The
Sandman. He is not exceptionally
large, but he not only can handle hard hits from any opponent, he can do what
the smaller guys do with the high flying antics over the top rope. Santino
Marella is another of the WWE roster members that was named as a Signature
Pharmacy client. He has not been suspended either and everyone seems to be
questioning how he escaped the wellness policy rule.
Maria and Ron Simmons were
backstage during the Marella/Sandman match watching the match on a monitor.
After the match, they are talking and Marella attacks Simmons from
behind. Before he takes Maria’s hand and leaves, Marella says “Damn!”
JR and Lawler show us the
Diva Search Finalists.
Brooke – NOT HOGAN
More information can be
found regarding the divas at www.wwe.com.
Khali, from India
World Heavyweight Champion
Hardy, weighing 225 lbs., from Cameron, NC
The Great Khali by applying the vice grip to Jeff’s head, Khali
drops Jeff to the mat and the ref counts Jeff’s shoulders down for the count.
Before the match we see the
clip of Khali demolishing Rey Mysterio from last week.
We didn’t really need to see that again.
After the match, two
referees are checking on Jeff in the ring and we hear Batista’s music.
Batista enters the arena to deafening applause by the crowd. Batista
charges into the ring, spears Khali, sending him rolling out of the ring and to
the floor outside.
Matches like this don’t
serve any purpose that I can see. Jeff
Hardy spent all that time in the ring getting beat up and Khali isn’t really
showing off any skills when he is in the ring with someone that much smaller
Vince and Coach enter the
ring, followed by the WWE male superstars from ECW, Smackdown and Raw. Vince
says that one of the men surrounding the ring is privileged to be his son. Mr.
Johnson, the attorney is again on the monitor, and that he has a list of
messages from his client as to who Mr. McMahon’s son is not:
He is not extreme – All
ECW members leave the arena.
He has a fondness for gold
– All members who has been a champion or is now a champion is told to stay,
everyone else leaves.
His skin is fair – all
non Caucasian members leave the arena.
All remaining roster
members are told to get in the ring.
His hair is fair – all
bald and dark haired members leave the ring.
The audience is shouting
for Kennedy who is not in the ring – that has something to do with Signature
Pharmacy. Vince tells the audience that Kennedy may be from Green Bay but he has
been suspended for impersonating a McMahon (that's not exactly why Mr. Kennedy
Individual champion – all
tag teams leave the ring.
That leaves JBL, Triple H
and The Sandman in the ring.
He loves to play the game
– Vince looks unhappy, Triple H looks unhappy – JBL and The Sandman leave
Vince says it can’t be
right, Triple H can’t be his son.
Mr. Johnson says his son
does love to play the game and refers to marbles last week on Smackdown. Things
are looking up for his son, Hornswoggle.
Hornswoggle comes out from under the ring very happy and Triple H can’t
stop laughing. Vince looks very unhappy as Hornswoggle hugs Vince’s leg.
Triple H places the green Leprechaun hat on Mr. McMahon’s head.
I am fairly certain Mr.
Kennedy blew the father/son line by getting himself suspended.
Nearly all the rumors surrounding who Vince’s son was going to be were
all about Mr. Kennedy. Bad timing
on your part, Mr. Kennedy, but a great break for Hornswoggle to get some quality