Raw is War
Binghamton, New York
June 6, 2005
ANGLE TO RAW
JUNE 13, 2005
One week after RAW landed the WWE Champion, John Cena, in the first round of the Draft Lottery, another huge name was selected to start competing on Monday nights when Kurt Angle was announced as the newest member of the RAW roster.
Triple H, with Ric Flair by his side, was quick to point out to Angle that RAW was The Game’s show, and that just because he was selected in the Draft Lottery doesn’t give him the right to do whatever he wants. Angle took great exception to Triple H’s comments, telling him that he will not take a backseat to anybody.
Angle’s strong comments were not just directed at The Game, he was also referring to Batista. In fact, to prove that he was not going to take a backseat to anybody, Angle agreed to face Batista next week on RAW.
Immediately after Angle and Batista agreed to face each other, Shawn Michaels’ music rocked the arena. Upset that everybody was getting what they wanted but him, HBK proposed a WrestleMania 21 rematch with Angle for Vengeance. Once again proving that he refuses to take a backseat to anybody, Angle accepted. Then, rather than waiting for his upcoming scheduled matches, Angle attacked HBK. This sparked a chain reaction. Before long, Triple H and Ric Flair were going at it with World Heavyweight Champion Batista.
In other championship news, Eric Bischoff announced that Christian would challenge John Cena for the WWE Championship at Vengeance. This announcement did not sit well with former Undisputed Champion Chris Jericho, as he felt he deserved an opportunity at Cena’s championship. Upset that he did not get the nod to challenge for the WWE Championship, Y2J attacked Cena – his tag team partner for the evening – after their successful match against Christian and Tyson Tomko. The attack was clearly a personal issue that opened Bischoff’s eyes. As a result, Jericho will now also compete for the WWE Championship at Vengeance in a Triple Threat Match.
Elsewhere on RAW, Stone Cold Steve Austin presided over the hearing of Muhammad Hassan and Daivari. Much to the fans' dismay, Stone Cold actually sided with Hassan and Daivari, saying that they have been screwed by the system. In an attempt to make things right, Stone Cold then called for an Intercontinental Championship match with Hassan challenging Shelton Benjamin for the title. To ensure no wrongdoings would mar the outcome of the match, Stone Cold served as the Special Enforcer. When Hassan delivered a low blow to the champ, however, Stone Cold hit the ring on a mission. Unable to stand for Hassan’s dastardly tactics, Stone Cold stomped a mud hole in the challenger and Daivari.
Lita had two monumental announcements for the RAW crowd Monday night. First, the fiery redhead told Snitsky that she agrees with him – the loss of her baby was not his fault. Rather, she said, it was Kane’s. Lita went as far as to thank Snitsky with a big kiss. Lita then announced that she would be getting married to Edge next week on RAW.
Also on RAW, Sgt. Slaughter answered the Master Lock Challenge. Despite putting up a great effort, the former WWE Champion fell victim to Chris Masters’ devastating finisher.
Also, Viscera, with Lilian Garcia in his corner, defeated Maven with a sit-down powerbomb.
Muhammad Hassan def. Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin via DQ
Chris Masters def. Sgt. Slaughter (Master Lock Challenge)
Chris Jericho & John Cena def. Tyson Tomko & Christian
Viscera def. Maven
Kane def. Sylvain Grenier