Raw is War
March 10, 2003
The Hurricane defeats The Scorpion King!
The Rock had it all planned out as RAW opened live on Monday night. The People's Champion declared that he would not face Booker T as planned, but he would choose his own opponent for the evening. The Great One thought he would skate to an easy victory over The Hurricane, but his match against the self-proclaimed superhero turned into a disaster once Stone Cold Steve Austin arrived at ringside.
The Texas Rattlesnake's mere presence was enough to unnerve and distract The Rock. The Hurricane took advantage and rolled The Rock up for the pinfall! While exiting, Stone Cold mocked The Rock, who was clearly ticked off like never before. All The Great One could do, though, was stew while Stone Cold delivered a middle-finger salute!
Stone Cold was in a bad mood from the start. Upon arriving at the arena, he discovered that Eric Bischoff wanted to bury the hatchet with him. But the Rattlesnake would have none of that. Before Stone Cold could start beating the RAW general manager, The Rock stopped him and promised to conquer the Rattlesnake at WrestleMania. Stone COld tried to goad Rock into a fight, but he had to settle for beating the hell out of Bischoff instead!
Shawn Michaels responded to Chris Jericho's challenge for a match at WrestleMania loudly and clearly. Shortly after getting a win over Kane Rob Van Dam in a tag team match, Jericho was met with Sweet Chin Music that crumpled him to the floor! HBK then stood over Y2J and said that the two would face off in Seattle!
Booker T was confronted by Ric Flair in the ring, and was told by the Nature Boy that he should meet Triple H next week as his plane lands in St. Louis for RAW. That way, Flair said, Booker could carry their bags and chauffer them around because that was something he was qualified to do. Booker showed that he's also qualified to kick ass as he leveled Flair on the spot! He then ventured to the locker room where Triple H flicked a dollar his way and told the Bookerman to get him a towel. Instead, The Game was treated to a beating!
Christian & Chris Jericho def. Kane & Rob Van Dam
Jeff Hardy def. Rico
Jazz & Trish Stratus fought to a No Contest
Triple H def. Maven
Chief Morley & Lance Storm def. D-Von Dudley
The Hurricane def. The Rock