Raw is War
January 27, 2003
Bischoff presents 'The Stone Cold Truth'; Kane unmasked!
The world has already heard one side of the Stone Cold Steve Austin story, and thanks to Eric Bischoff, the second half is now being told in RAW Magazine!
Bischoff revealed the cover of the new magazine Monday night during RAW. "The Stone Cold Truth" is Austin's account of the circumstances that led to his abrupt departure from WWE. The 12-page story gives the Texas Rattlesnakes thoughts on Triple H, The Rock, his wife Debra and much more! It's clearly a must-read.
The evening's main event featured a tag team match pitting Kane and Rob Van Dam against Triple H and Batista. When the action spread outside the ring, Batista attacked Kane and ripped off the Big Red Monster's mask! Horrified that his scarred face might be revealed, Kane sprinted backstage and left Rob Van Dam to fend for himself. Mr. Monday Night held his own for a bit, but a Batista powerbomb was too much for RVD to overcome. After the bell, Ric Flair and Randy Orton helped exact a harsher beating on RVD, until Scott Steiner raced in with a steel pipe! Steiner, who will get a shot at the No. 1 Contender's spot next week against Chris Jericho, was soon overcome by the four men and also Y2J. Big Poppa Pump was left a bloody mess with Jericho looming overhead hurling taunts.
Just days after being named Tough Enough 3 Champions, Matt Cappotelli and John Hennigan locked up in a one-on-one match during RAW! But shortly after the opening bell rang, Christopher Nowinski raced in and stopped the action. Nowinski said he didn't like how the two champs were flaunting their status on RAW and rubbing in the fact that the Harvard graduate didn't come away with a Tough Enough trophy. Suddenly, Tommy Dreamer raced into the ring and chased Nowinski away! Dreamer proceded to welcome Cappotelli and Hennigan to WWE with a handshake ... and a smack to the head with a Singapore Cane!
Victoria managed to retain her WWE Women's Championship against Trish Stratus in a brutal Chicago Street Fight. The post-match action was equal to the intense physicality that took place during the match. Without warning, former Women's Champion Jazz raced into the squared circle and assaulted Trish! Jazz, who had been recovering for a torn ACL, suplexed the defenseless Diva and held her in the STF hold before making her exit!
The Dudley Boyz seemed to have luck on their side in their quest to regain the World Tag Team Championship. The Dudleys met William Regal and Lance Storm in their signature event, a Tables Match! The event, though, was clearly rigged by Chief Morley to favor the defending champs. Once the Dudleys managed to incapacitate Storm and Regal, D-Von went in search of tables to finish the deal, but there was no wood to be found beneath the ring. Chief Morley appeared on the entranceway with a table, taunting the Dudleys. When the challengers advanced toward Chief, 3-Minute Warning burst in and savagely attacked them! Spike tried to help his brothers, but it was too little too late. Rosey and Jamal slammed D-Von through the wood to get the win for the defending Tag Team Champions.
Booker T def. Jeff Hardy
D'Lo Brown def. The Hurricane
Victoria def. Trish Stratus
Lance Storm & William Regal def. The Dudley Boyz
Matt Cappotelli fought John Hennigan to a No Contest
Triple H and Batista def. Kane and Rob Van Dam