RAW Preview for March 12, 2007


Preview: Signing on the dotted line
March 5, 2007

On Monday night, Raw will roll into the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. and will bear witness to what is sure to be a historic Battle of the Billionaires contract signing.

Last week, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was announced as the special guest referee for the Battle of the Billionaires at WrestleMania 23, and on ECW on Sci Fi, he “guaran-damn-teed” that one billionaire will leave Ford Field bald on April 1. This week, Austin, billionaires Donald Trump and Mr. McMahon and their representatives, Bobby Lashley and Umaga, will share the same ring during the official Battle of the Billionaires contract signing. What will happen when all five explosive personalities are within the same confines for the first time? Will Mr. McMahon give Trump the billionaire b***h slap he is so found of promoting?

Also, Executive Assistant Jonathan Coachman has announced a blockbuster Triple Threat Match for Raw. Randy Orton, Carlito and Ric Flair will do battle, with the winner claiming the final spot in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania 23. Last week, the qualifying match pitting Flair vs. Carlito was interrupted by The Great Khali; will one of them make good on their second chance, or will the Legend Killer (who lobbied his way into this opportunity thanks to a meeting with Coachman) join Rated-RKO partner Edge at WrestleMania?

Last week, Shawn Michaels stayed true to his word and had WWE Champion John Cena’s back, but it seemed to take HBK a little longer than it should have to save his partner from a triple team. Will Michaels live up to his reputation for turning on his partners as we continue on the road to WrestleMania?

And after acting as special guest ring announcer in a Falls Count Anywhere Match between Women’s Champion Melina and Mickie James, soon-to-be Playboy cover girl Ashley shoved the mouthy Women’s Champion down on her butt. After a confrontation on SmackDown, it was announced that Ashley will challenge Melina for the Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 23. Will the two Divas meet up once again in the nation’s capital?

Find out live Monday night at 9/8 CT on the USA Network.

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