InsidePULSEs WWE Raw Report 01.17.05
Live from Toronto, Canada
Announcers are JR & The King
Report done *EXCLUSIVELY* for InsidePULSE by Jennette
We start off with a video montage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Long Live the Dream.
They recap last week’s shenanigans between Triple H, Randy Orton, and Batista. Batista simply didn’t need that goddamn chair, says him.
JR welcomes us to the show and they announce the Canada’s finest Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit will go one on one. They also announce Kane vs Gene Snitsky in a no holds barred match TONIGHT. Its Highlight Reel time!
Chris Jericho welcomes us to RAW IS JERICHO!! Jericho gets a huge pop from his fellow Canadians. Jericho mentions that thanks to a win this weekend at a house show, he is OFFICIALLY entered into the Royal Rumble! Jericho mentions that he is facing one of his most respected foes ever in Chris Benoit later tonight. HEYYYYYYYYYYEEYYYYYYYYAHHHHHH, Hassan and Daivari come out to a big heel reaction which is strange considering they are in Canada, not the USA. They scold Jericho for taking too long to introduce them. Jericho calls Daivari a wacky goofy creepy little sidekick and he wonders why they are both so angry all the time. Hassan goes on his usual anti-arab shtick about Canadians and calls them cowards and such. Daivari speaks in his machine gun language and Jericho translates it as “My band Fozzy is coming out with a new album and Daivari wants a signed copy!” HAHA! Hassan says Jericho was born in the USA, but raised in Canada which makes him the worst of both worlds. Jericho says on behalf of all Canadians, here is this and he SLAPS HIM! Jericho dumps Daivari out of the ring and takes Hassan down with a clothesline! Jericho locks on the Walls of Jericho and Hassan quickly taps out. Daivari comes to, gets back in the ring and jumps on Jericho’s back. Jericho flips him over and stiff kicks him right in the back. Jericho turns around right into a picture perfect Flatliner. Hassan slaps on the Camel Clutch as Daivari screams into the microphone in his native language. Chris Benoit runs down and makes the save as the heels bail!
Backstage, Triple H and Ric Flair walk in the building. Triple H makes fun of the Canadian carrying their bags calling him a hoser. HHH asks Flair if he has talked to Batista. Flair says he did and everything is fine. HHH pokes farther and Flair admits he didn’t actually talk to Batista, they just exchanged voice mail messages. Triple H seems concered for his safety as week go to a break.
La Resistance & Maven vs Superheroes & Shelton Benjamin
William Regal had to face La Rez alone on the house show circut and he lost the Tag Team titles over the weekend. The faces start off quickly with Benjamin using his speed. Maven gets a cheapshot on Hurricane and the heels take over, working Hurricane over with quick tags and double teams. Hurricane makes the hot tag to Rosey and he cleans house, until walking into a Maven dropkick. Shelton rolls back into the ring and absolutely unloads on Maven with a clothesline and some right hands. This provides enough of a distraction for La Rez to hit the Au Revoir on Rosey for the 1-2-3!
Winners – La Resistance & Maven
Randy Orton is WALKING backstage when Stacy Kiebler walks up. She tells him how happy she was that he won last week. He thanks her and starts to leave, when she stops him and pulls him close. Stacy gives him a kiss on the cheek and walks off.
Randy Orton comes out to the ring to a pretty nice pop. He says that when he won the world title, he cried. He cried because he never thought he would accomplish what he did. Orton says that the next night, he bled. He bled because of the exact same reasons. Orton says that he wants his pride, his tears, his blood, and most importantly his title all back. Enter Triple H. Triple H comes onto the stage and he says that Orton keeps on with the same old song and dance. Triple H says he is a 10 time world champion and that makes him the greatest wrestler alive. HHH says he has beaten Austin, Rock, Foley, HBK, Kane, Jericho, Goldberg, Nash and finally Orton stops him. Orton says that this is the same speech that HHH has been saying for the last six years. Orton says he is sick of hearing it. HHH says he is sick of saying it. HHH says there is always some punk, jackoff kid who wants to try and be the one who tries to make him shut up. Orton challenges HHH to come down RIGHT NOW. HHH says when your the champ, you don’t go to them, they come to you. HHH walks to the back and Orton chases him. As Orton makes it to the curtain, HHH decks him! HHH beats Orton down the ramp and into the ring. HHH grabs a chair but Orton knocks it out of his hands and beats him down. Flair comes out and Orton beats HIM down too. Orton finally gets the chair as HHH and Flair bail the ring. There was a hilarious “HHH FEARS DIVORCE” sign in the crowd that made me chuckle.
Backstage, HHH is FUMING. He blows off Maria when she asks for an interview. HHH starts to walk into his locker room when he opens the door he walks right into Batista! HHH and Batista have some great banter back and forth as HHH becomes more and more suspicious. Batista is wearing a pimptastic pinstripe suit by the way. Tista says he has to go prepare for his match, and go see Eric Bischoff about the World Title match at the Rumble. That doesn’t sit well with HHH.
Elsewhere, Coach is with HBK. The crowd laces into HBK and he says they have not forgotten. HBK says it was 7 years ago and its time to move on. HBK says that he wants to qualify for the Royal Rumble tonight and then eliminate Edge once he gets into the Rumble. Bischoff walks up and says that since HBK has already won two Rumble’s before and went on to defeat BRET HART at Wrestlemania, he gets a free pass into this year’s Rumble. Bischoff says HBK will face off tonight against Toronto’s own Christian!
Christian vs Shawn Michaels
Christian gets the biggest pop of the night whereas HBK gets the biggest heat of the evening thus far. EDGE walks out onto the stage after HBK’s entrance as we go to a commercial break.
We come back from break with both men down on the mat and the referee already at a 5 count. HBK slaps Christian in the teeth and then backdrops him over the top rope. HBK takes his eyes off Christian to watch Edge as he walks down to the ring. Christian sends HBK into the ring post and Tomko sneaks in a cheapshot. Christian hits a neckbreaker for 2. Christian locks in a chinlock. Christian hits a top rope spinning reverse DDT for a long 2! Christian chokes HBK in the ropes to a nice pop as JR explains the Montreal Incident, somewhat. Christian hits a backbreaker and then locks on a chinlock. HBK fights out to a standing base. HBK hits a Lou Theaz press. HBK hits a flying forearm and kips up to a HUGE chorus of boos. HBK hits an atomic drop and dumps the now in the ring Edge over the top rope. HBK scoop slams Christian and hits the flying top rope elbow. HBK warms up the band, takes out the interfering Tomko, and charges. Christian ducks and goes for the Unprettier but Michaels counters it to the Sweet Chin Music for the 1-2-3!
Winner – HBK
Postmatch, HBK takes Tomko out with the Sweet Chin Music, but gets speared by Edge. Edge slaps on his sharpshooter/boston crab combo submission to a huge pop as we take a commercial break.
Batista vs Viscera
Batista comes out to a MONSTER pop. Viscera comes out to this freaky techno music that I actually kinda dug. They lockup and Viscera backs him into the corner. Viscera overpowers Tista in the corner, but Dave comes back with some hard shots and shoulderblocks. Batista takes Viscera down with a middle rope clubbing blow. Viscera comes back with a HUGE SAMOAN DROP and an elbow drop for 2. Viscera pounds on DAVE in the corner, but Batista comes back and OVERPOWERS Viscera. Dave sends Viscera into the ropes and hits the SPINE ON THE PINE SPINEBUSTER for the 1-2-3!
Winner – Batista
Chris Benoit is walking to the ring, his main event match with Jericho is coming up!
Backstage, Flair is kissing up to HHH when Batista walks in with a water bottle. HHH tells him how awesome his performance was out there. HHH asks if Batista went and saw Bischoff yet. Batista said that he did and that Bischoff offered to give him a qualifying match for the Royal Rumble match next week if he wanted it. HHH scolds Batista for being selfish and compares him to Randy Orton. Batista looks him dead in the eyes and says that no one likes a selfish, self-centered, egomaniac and walks off.
Chris Jericho vs Chris Benoit
Jericho’s pop is significantly greater then Benoit’s. They lockup and go into the ropes and we get a clean break. They work over the mat and we get a standoff. We get a knucklelock into a takedown for Benoit. Jericho bridges out and gets a hammerlock. Jericho grabs a front facelock and Benoit counters that to an armbar and we get another clean break standoff. Great chain wrestling going on right now. Benoit says FUCK THIS and hits a German. Benoit goes for another one, but Jericho victory rolls through it and goes for the Walls, which Benoit counters to an armbar, which Jericho escapes… this leads us to our third standoff of the match. The crowd gives a standing ovation as we take a commercial break.
We come back and Benoit has Jericho locked into a chinlock. Jericho took a hard spill to the barricade during the break. Jericho comes back with some knife edge chops. Jericho hits a running knee lift to the abdomen and then gutshot suplex’s Benoit on the top rope. Jericho sends Benoit into the turnbuckle. They battle on the middle ropes…. then up top…. BUTTERFLY SUPERSUPLEX by Jericho for 2. Benoit has a slightly bloody nose going. Benoit just chops the ever living shit out of Jericho. Jericho kicks Benoit in the face, but Benoit comes back and suplexes Jericho AND HIMSELF over the top rope! Back in the ring, Benoit hits a lariat for 2. Benoit hits some knees to the face and follows it up with another hard lariat. Benoit baseball slides Jericho from the apron TO THE FLOOR in a nice spot. Benoit brings Jericho back in and sends him chest first into the turnbuckle. Benoit hits the GERMAN GERMAN GERMAN rolling germans! Benoit slashes the throat and climbs to the top rope. Flying headbutt…. JERICHO MOVES! Both men are down and we have a standing 10 count. Jericho tries to charge Benoit, but Benoit grabs the crossface! Jericho rolls out of it and counters to the Walls of Jericho! Benoit PUNCHES out of it and goes for the SHARPSHOOTER! Jericho rolls it into a picture perfect small package for the clean pin! Great Match!
Winner – Chris Jericho!
They recap the entire stupid ass Snitsky-Kane-Lita fued.
Snitsky-Kane, no holds barred is NEXT!
“The Masterpiece” Chris Masters is coming soon. I care a lot!
Trish comes out to a damn good pop. She says it it feels good to be appreciated. She calls the people back in the states, U-S-A-Holes. Trish gloats about her win over Lita and makes fun of her about her injured. Trish makes some comments about how Lita can still get knocked up by anyone on the roster with an injured knee. Enter KANE. Kane chases Trish and catches up to her. “Are you scared Trish….well you should be!” Kane chokeslams her and she takes the bump full on!!! Kane gets some big boos as we take a break.
Kane vs Gene Snitsky
We gets a lot of brawling to start outside of the ring. Kane hits his flying clothesline from the top rope and Snitsky bails. Snitsky hits Kane with the ring bell as a “SNITSKY” chant breaks out! Haha! Snitsky covers for 2. Snitsky hits a sidewalk slam and then goes outside the ring. Snitsky finds a weightlifting belt from under the ring and he goes to town. Snitsky sets up a piledriver, but Kane backdrops him and big boots him in the face. Kane grabs a chair, but Snitsky kicks him in the chest. Snitsky grabs the chair as a “Go Gene Go” chant breaks out!!! Snitsky hits Kane in the back with the chair and sets him up to pillmanize his throat. Kane sits up and knocks Snitsky off the top rope with the chain TO THE FLOOR. Kane beats Snitsky down with that weight belt then beats him up and down the ramp onto the stage. Once they get to the stage…. KANE CHOKESLAMS SNITSKY AND HIMSELF OFF THE STAGE ONTO A GROUP OF TABLES BELOW! There is no winner!
Winner – No Contest
JR sells the fact that both guys aren’t moving when Snitsky was clearly caught on camera asking Kane is he was OK then laughing after the fact. Still, a cool way to end the show.
End of Show.