PWInsider.com is reporting that Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney are backstage, along with Matt Striker. Also expected/rumored to be on RAW tonight: a Diva “trash talking” competition, Hulk Hogan’s answer, a STEEL cage match, and … Matt Hardy?
Will Hogan accept HBK’s challenge?
July 18, 2005
Two weeks ago, Shawn Michaels laid out the Immortal Hulk Hogan with “Sweet Chin Music.” Last week he was on Piper’s Pit and told Hogan that there was a price to pay for immortality. Then, before laying out a second-straight Hall of Famer in Piper, he challenged Hogan to a one-on-one matchup for SummerSlam. It would be The Legend vs. The Icon. Will Hogan answer his challenge and give the fans “one more match?”
WWE.com has just learned that Edge and Kane will square off in a rematch from last week. This time, however, all outside interference will be eliminated, as both Superstars will compete inside a steel cage.
Plus, the 2005 RAW Diva Search is well underway, and with last week’s talent competition, it has been kicked into high gear. Alexis was sent home last week. This week, one more girl gets eliminated.
Also, John Cena vs. Chris Jericho for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam was announced by RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff, who received Cena’s FU finisher for his trouble. With his authority challenged in brash fashion, how will Bischoff respond on RAW? And now that the match has been made, will the two Superstars be able to stay apart until SummerSlam, or will their emotions overflow?