Raw is War

Lafayette, Louisiana
September , 2003


After Shane McMahon kicked Kane into a fiery dumpster last week, Jim Ross thought that he would have to announce Kane's death to RAW viewers this week. That was not the case, however. Instead, when the blaze was finally quenched, Kane was nowhere to be found, leaving many to wonder about the well being of the Big Red Machine.

Kane's well being was no longer the question about halfway into RAW. Rather, the well being of Shane McMahon was the more probing topic. Returning from last week's disgusting attack, Kane decided it was his turn to torture Shane. This time, rather than using fire, Kane attached a set of jumper cables to Shane's testicles. He then attached the other end to a car battery. With Shane's future almost certainly ended, Rob Van Dam ran from ringside to save the young McMahon. Luckily for Shane, RVD's attack led Kane elsewhere.

Also on RAW, Stone Cold Steve Austin announced two more matches for September's pay-per-view event Unforgiven. In addition to Triple H vs. Goldberg for the World Heavyweight Championship, fans can also look forward to the "Legend Killer" Randy Orton taking on the "Icon" Shawn Michaels. In other action, Coach, who defeated Jerry "the King" Lawler on RAW, will face the voice of RAW, Jim Ross.

In the mega-main event of RAW, all three members of Evolution -- Ric Flair, Randy Orton and Triple H -- took on the threesome of Shawn Michaels, Maven and Goldberg. The match was clearly a precursor to what fans can expect to see at Unforgiven, as tensions were running high between Michaels and Orton, as well as Triple H and Goldberg. In the end, it was Goldberg pinning Orton, bringing him one step closer to Triple H and the World Heavyweight Championship.

Match results:

Coach def. Jerry "the King" Lawler

Intercontinental Champion Christian def. Chris Jericho

Molly & Gail Kim def. Trish Stratus & Ivory

La Resistance def. Rosey & The Hurricane

Test & Stacy Keibler def. Steven Richards & Victoria

Goldberg, Maven & Shawn Michaels def. Triple H, Ric Flair & Randy Orton