[RAW] Dog Show & RAW Previews


WWE RAW will be pre-empted tonight in the U.S. due to USA Network’s coverage of the dog show. If any of our readers is attending tonight’s wrestling event live, or watching in the UK or Canada, and wants to send in a report, please do so by clicking my name, above. We will also have full coverage of the event on Thursday night, when the show airs.

WWE.com has posted the following preview of this week’s RAW, as well as a news item about Torrie Wilson’s planned WWE.com “Best in Show” Webcast:

Torrie Wilson excited about Monday’s special
February 9, 2006

WWE is going to the dogs Monday night as RAW will be preempted due to the annual Westminster Dog Show airing on the USA Network (8 p.m. ET). But USA won’t be the only ones airing a dog show on Monday.

Monday afternoon, don’t miss “Torrie and Chloe Wilson present WWE Best in Show.” Torrie and the lovely Chloe will take a look back at all of the coolest and craziest canine moments that have taken place in WWE. The RAW Diva told WWE.com that she is very excited for the inaugural event.

“It’s great to have the opportunity to work with the always lovely Chloe,” said Torrie. “I’m sure Chloe will do a great job co-hosting this with me. She’s been very tired from being on the road so much, but I’m sure she’ll have a great time.”

After seeing how much traffic Chloe’s Superstar section has generated on WWE.com, it’s no wonder she was able to land this co-hosting job. But what will this gig mean for Chloe’s WWE future?

“This can only mean bigger and better things will be on the horizon for Chloe,” said Torrie. “Anyone that hasn’t seen Chloe’s webpage will want to go check it out and see all of her stats and bio.”
WWE Best in Show will feature Torrie and Chloe presenting several dog moments in WWE history, but according to Torrie, no dog can compare to Chloe.

“Chloe blows away any dog that’s ever been in WWE,” she said. “She’s much more charismatic than any of them, and of course, much more adorable.

Be sure to catch “Torrie and Chloe Wilson present WWE Best in Show” Monday afternoon, exclusively on WWE.com.

Thursday Night RAW
February 16, 2006

There’s already a blockbuster lineup of matches announced for a special Thursday Night RAW (9/8 CT; USA).

The Rated-R Superstar will attempt to regain the WWE Championship in a match officiated by John Cena’s hand-picked referee: Mick Foley. Edge earned the rematch thanks to a controversial disqualification victory involving Lita. Can Edge seize the moment and become a two-time world champion, or will Foley be raising Cena’s hand in victory? We’ll find out on Thursday night.

In semifinals of the Road to WrestleMania Tournament, Triple H battles familiar rival Big Show, and Chris Masters takes on Rob Van Dam.

Triple H and Big Show have squared off at New Year’s Revolution and during the Royal Rumble Match, but the stakes will be high on RAW with a spot in the finals on the line. In the recent past, the Cerebral Assassin has pulled out all the stops to neutralize the size and strength of the largest athlete in the world. Will “The Game” find a way to win again, or will Big Show get some sweet revenge and advance in the Tournament?

“The Masterpiece” has never experienced the pageantry of WrestleMania, but the rising star is only two wins away from having his WrestleMania debut come in the main event for the WWE Championship. Meanwhile, RVD has patiently rehabbed an injury, itching to get back to action and into the championship hunt. Will the “Whole Dam Show” overwhelm Masters, or will he find himself trapped in the Master Lock like so many others? Watch RAW on Thursday night to find out who’s going to the finals of the Road to WrestleMania Tournament.

In addition, one of the greatest Superstars in WWE history will have his career come to a screeching halt during a “Mandatory Shawn Michaels Retirement Party” ordered by Mr. McMahon. HBK isn’t likely to be in a partying mood and anything could happen.

All this and much more on a special Thursday night edition of RAW (9/8 CT; USA Network).

Matthew Michaels is editor emeritus of Pulse Wrestling, and has been since the site launched.