Raw is War
Island, New York
Febuary 24, 2003
The Rock eyes Stone Cold, Triple H for WrestleMania showdown!
Stone Cold Steve Austin could have used his return to RAW as an opportunity to call out The Rock, but instead, the Texas Rattlesnake made a point to thank WWE fans for their support. Stone Cold also promised to raise more hell than he ever has in his life!
The Rock, however, wasn't nearly as charitable to the fans in Long Island and watching on TNN. The Great One warned Stone Cold that once he got "really successful" that the people would turn on him. The Rock went on to say that he has done everything possible in sports-entertainment with the exception of one thing. The People's Champion said he has yet to beat Stone Cold at WrestleMania. With that, a challenge was extended, but RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff stepped in with his own stipulations. Bischoff said that next week, The Rock would face Booker T in singles action. Should the People's Champion win, then he would have the option to face either Stone Cold or Triple H at WrestleMania!
Bischoff turned to Stone Cold and stated that the show was running "three minutes" too long! 3 Minute Warning leapt into action, but Stone Cold thwarted their attack and even traded punches with The Rock before the show ended!
Another WrestleMania challenge was laid down on RAW as Chris Jericho promised to end Shawn Michaels' career in Seattle. But HBK, who was too devastated by a Y2J steel chair attack, couldn't respond!
Christian def. Jeff Hardy
Chief Morley def. Spike Dudley
Trish Stratus & Jacqueline def. Victoria & Jazz
Chris Jericho def. Test
Booker T def. Scott Steiner
Kane & Rob Van Dam def. Al Snow & Tommy Dreamer