[Credit: Shai and Mike Johnson, PWInsider.com]
Live at the WWE Monday Night Raw taping in Manchester, Great Britain.
WWE has a full stage setup with the Titantron as well as British flags on each side. There were no dark matches held at the taping.
Sunday Night Heat:
*Maven pinned Robbie Brookside with a top rope slam. Brookside, despite being British, was booed out of the building.
*Victoria and Nidia defeated Molly Holly & Gail Kim when Victoria pinned Kim with the Widow’s Peak.
*Shelton Benjamin pinned Steven Richards with a Stinger Splash and an explosion suplex.
*Tajiri pinned Chuck Palumbo with a reverse kick to the face.
*Lillian Gracia tells all the fans to make a lot of noise as the show is going to air “live” in the United States.
*WWE Women’s champion Trish Stratus pinned Stacy Keibler after a Chick Kick to Keibler’s damaged knee. There’s a post-match beat down by Stratus, Gail Kim, and Molly Holly. Victoria and Nidia make the save.
*A Simon Dean promo aired.
*William Regal and Eugene defeated La Resistance to win the WWE World Tag Team championships after William Regal hit Sylvan Grenier with brass knuckles. Eric Bischoff came out and restarted the match, which led to La Resistance winning after using the flag as a weapon.
*Eric Bischoff announced that at the Taboo Tuesday PPV, La Resistance will defend the WWE World Tag Team championships against the two competitors who are not voted to challenge Triple H at the PPV.
*They aired an Evolution vignette.
*They aired a Gene Snitsky vignette about babies.
*Val Venis & Steven Richards vs. Rosey & The Hurricane never took place as Kane came to the ring and cleared with a Steel Chair.
*Randy Orton interview talking about Taboo Tuesday and his match with Ric Flair. Flair comes out and cuts what was an “awesome promo.”
*Several “Page 3 Girls” from the London Sun appeared in a segment with Jerry Lawler.
*Chris Jericho vs. Rhyno – Christian and Tyson Tomko come out and interfere. Jonathan Coachman turns it into a tag match. Rhyno gores Tomko, setting up Jericho to get the pin with the Lionsault. Jericho is attacked and powerbombed by Batista after the match.
*Chris Benoit, Shawn Michaels, and Edge did a promo about their six man tag.
*Shawn Michaels & Edge & Chris Benoit defeated WWE World champion Triple H & Batista & Ric Flair. Michaels superkicked Triple H, with Edge getting the pin. A fan hit the ring during the match, but was stopped by Michaels and Edge.
After the match, it was announced that next Monday’s Raw will feature Edge vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Benoit. Edge speared both of them. Evolution returned to the ring and attacked everyone. Randy Orton made the save with RKOs and suplexes.
After They Went off the air…
The babyfaces joked around and circled the ringside area slapping hands and thanking fans for coming. Shai said it was a pretty entertaining taping.