Raw is War

Birmingham, Alabama
September 9, 2003


Eric Bischoff announced that his co-General Manager, Stone Cold Steve Austin, wasn't the only one who could make RAW-brand matches. Throughout the night, Bischoff proved it by announcing matches for RAW, as well as for Unforgiven, the pay-per-view extravaganza in Hershey, Pa., on Sunday, Sept. 21.

Bischoff announced that Kane will take on Shane McMahon at Unforgiven in a Last Man Standing Match. In addition, Bischoff changed the Jim Ross vs. Jonathan Coachman match at Unforgiven, making it J.R. & Jerry "The King" Lawler vs. Coach & Al Snow. Bischoff said the winning duo will be the broadcast team on RAW. In more Unforgiven action announced by Bischoff, it'll be all three Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray, D-Von & Spike) taking on La Resistance & Rob Conway in a Tables Match. That's assuming that Spike Dudley makes it to Unforgiven, as the "Tough Little Bastard" was tossed over the top rope and out of the ring toward a table by La Resistance; the back of Spike's head collided with the table just before his body crashed against the floor. Spike may very well have suffered a severe concussion, or worse.

Not to be outdone by Bischoff, Stone Cold announced that at Unforgiven, if Triple H gets himself disqualified or counted out, he'll lose the World Heavyweight Championship to Goldberg.

In other developments this week on RAW, Gail Kim had a private meeting with Bischoff. Afterwards, Gail told Molly Holly that Bischoff had agreed to whatever Gail had asked for. It led Molly to comment, "next week, we end Trish Stratus' career once and for all." What could the Women's Champion be talking about? We'll find out next Monday night when RAW is live from Columbia, S.C. -- the last stop before Unforgiven!

Match results:
Kane pinned Rob Van Dam in a Cage Match. This happened after RVD was thrown through the cage to the outside; however, Eric Bischoff restarted the match, declaring that it could only end in pinfall, submission or by a competitor leaving the cage, not being thrown through it.

Lance Storm pinned Rico after a missile dropkick.

Gail Kim and Women's Champion Molly Holly defeated Trish Stratus and Jacqueline when Gail pinned Trish.

La Resistance, Rob Conway, Mark Henry & Rodney Mack defeated all three Dudley Boyz, the Hurricane & Rosey when Mark Henry pinned Bubba Ray Dudley.

Scott Steiner pinned Steven Richards.

Triple H & Ric Flair vs. Randy Orton & Goldberg never officially got underway, as all three members of Evolution ganged up and brutally assaulted Goldberg.