Raw Recap 08.27.07
Recap of Raw from Boston, MA:Highlights of the Cena vs Orton Summerslam match were shown to start off Raw. A hard fought match by both men. Cena was RKO'd, but barely escaped the pinfall and then FU-d Orton for the pinfall victory.
Orton came out from backstage to the ring looking upset. Orton told the crowd he spent the entire day in church because he thought he witnessed a miracle with Cena leaving Summerslam still the champ. A loud Cena chant carried through the arena. Orton said next time Cena won't be so lucky, and that he is demanding a rematch for the WWE title. Orton called out Cena to come accept his challenge and Cena came down to the ring slapping hands with crowd members, including his father who was in the front row.
Cena told Orton at Summerslam he couldn't get the job done, despite having everything in his favor. Orton furiously began pacing back and forth as Cena spoke. Cena then proclaimed "The Champ is HERE!" Cena said because Orton lost last night, he moved down and other people move up as contenders for the title. Cena said one wrestler who returned last night at Summerslam was victorious. Cena proposed the idea of John Cena vs Triple H and the crowd went wild.
Just then William Regal's music came on and he came out to the ramp. Regal said Cena will not face Triple H tonight. Regal told Orton he won't be facing Cena either. Regal then told Cena he will face King Booker who's upset over last night's match. Booker came onto the ramp with Queen Sharmell. As Cena looked out at Booker, Randy Orton tried to get an RKO. Cena shoved Orton off sending him out of the ring. Orton was enraged and threw a fit at the bottom of the ramp.
Jerry Lawler said Mr. McMahon would be the guest for tonight's edition of "Carlito's Cabana". Jim Ross said tonight we will also see the return of Triple H to Raw.
JR said tomorrow on ECW there will be a Fatal Fourway between The Miz, CM Punk, Boogeyman and Big Daddy V with the winner becoming #1 contender for John Morrison's ECW title.
Mr. Kennedy came down to the ring and grabbed the mic from above. Kennedy started telling the crowd they love him and cannot live without him. He then yelled his name into the mic twice, posing on the corner ropes. Just then Jeff Hardy's music came on as he came out for the match.
Jeff Hardy vs. Mr. KennedyKennedy with an early headlock on Jeff which Jeff reversed. Kennedy backed Hardy into the corner and the ref intervened. Kennedy and Jeff got into a slapping match in the corner of the ring, with Hardy driving Kennedy down to the mat where he called for a timeout. Kennedy finally got Jeff into the corner where he started to punch away. Hardy again regained momentum with Kennedy ducking out under the ropes for a timeout. Jeff drove Kennedy into the corner and started to kick away. Kennedy escaped to the other side of the ring and tried to toss Jeff over the ropes. Jeff was able to knock Kennedy off the side apron with a dropkick, and then ran off the ropes to jump out onto Kennedy. Both wrestlers were layed out as Raw hit commercial break.
Back from break, Kennedy had Jeff down in the ring in a hold and was beating on him. Hardy finally got to his feet but Mr. Kennedy tossed him into the corner ring post. Kennedy then left the ring and started to pull Jeff against the post to wear him down. The two continued to fight in the center of ring with Kennedy knocking Hardy to the mat. Kennedy put Hardy in the abdominal stretch, using the ropes a few times for leverage. Despite Hardy trying to break the hold, Kennedy picked up Jeff and hung him upside in the corner of the ring. Jeff sat up on the turnbuckle with Kennedy climbing up to try to slam him. Hardy elbowed Kennedy enough times that he fell to the mat, allowing Hardy to do a moonsault and crash onto Kennedy.
As the two men got to their feet, Jeff gained control of the match and went for a pin. Hardy continued to knock Kennedy down off the ropes. Jeff went for a Swanton Bomb off the ropes, but Kennedy put his knees up causing Hardy to land back first on Kennedy's knees. As Kennedy went to cover Jeff for a pin, all of a sudden Umaga's music came on and the Samoan Bulldozer stormed down to the ring. Umaga chased Kennedy out of the ring. With Kennedy looking on, Umaga then delivered a strong kick to Hardy's face, used the corner hip splash and Samoan Spike on him.
Winner: No winner declared, match was stopped when Umaga interfered (DQ).
Jerry Lawler said he loved seeing Triple H's return last night and what happened to King Booker. Highlights were then shown from the Booker vs HHH Summerslam match with The Game celebrating after his win.
Vince McMahon shown walking backstage with Coach. Coach asked what the big announcement Vince had for tonight's Carlito's Cabana. Vince said he would find out when everyone else did, next. Mr. Kennedy walked up and wished Vince a happy belated Birthday. VInce asked if Mr. Kennedy knew his middle name was Kennedy. Kennedy said he realized it and then shook hands with Vince before he walked off. Vince told Coach "not a bad kid, walks a little funny though" right before Vince strutted off.
Carlito's Cabana (Vince McMahon)Carlito introduced his very special guest, Vince McMahon who came strutting down to the ring. Carlito wished Vince a happy belated birthday. Vince said he celebrated his 50th this past week. Vince began to talk about his "bastard child". Vince said he can't be intimidated by anyone and it's time for him to sue the woman who is claiming Vince sired her child. Vince said he will sue this woman if she doesn't answer to Vince about who his child is in the next 2 weeks. Vince and Carlito began going on about how everyone in the arena answers to Mr. McMahon. Just then Triple H's theme music came on and the Game came out onto the ramp.
HHH came down to the ring and Vince asked what he was doing out here. HHH said on his time away from WWE he had alot of time to search for Vince's former lovers and he narrowed the pool of potential mothers of Vince's child down to 4.
HHH introduced a heavyset woman who came out to the ramp. HHH said Vince slept with her at Wrestlemania 3 after mistaking her for Aretha Franklin. HHH introduced a second woman known as "one-eyed Wendy" who came to the ramp wearing an eye patch. The third woman HHH introduced was Carlto's sister, a woman with large hair like Carlito's who came to the ramp eating an apple. Vince apologized and HHH told Vince no need to be sorry because everyone's been with Carlito's sister. The final woman HHH introduced was Francis who is known as "Frank" to everyone else. Frank said "hi Vincie" on the mic in a deep voice. Frank admitted to being a male which was unknown to Mr. McMahon. Vince yelled at the 4 individuals to get off the ramp and go backstage.
HHH began to leave the ring saying Vince needs to worry about the new problems that surfaced today. Vince asked what HHH meant. HHH said Vince is running an illegal rooster fighting ring. HHH began to say how Vince disliked animals and started listing off cats, dogs, horses and then cocks, almost causing Vince to say he loves cocks. Vince told HHH he wished he never came back and he hates him. Vince left the ring angrily with HHH and Carlito still in the ring. Carlito went over and began to yell at HHH saying he shouldn't disrespect Vince. HHH insulted Carlito who then began to eat an apple . Carlito spit the apple into HHH's face. HHH paused wiping the apple off his face, then smiled to the crowd before punching Carlito and using the Pedigree on him.
Highlight shown from last week's Raw where Cody Rhodes defeated Shelton Benjamin and then was given a beatdown by the World's Greatest Team.
Cody Rhodes, Kendrick & London vs. The World's Greatest Tag Team & DaivariLondon started off with Daivari who quickly slammed him down. London able to recover and tag in Kendrick for a doubleteam on Daivari. Daivari elbowed Kendrick down off the ropes then tagged Haas in. Haas began to punish Kendrick, keeping him away from his partners, and tagging in Shelton.
Shelton, sporting a new blonde hairdoo continued to isolate Kendrick and beat him up. Daivaria came in again and kept a hold locked on Kendrick. Kendrick finally was able to roll under a clothesline attempt by Daivairi tagging in Cody Rhodes. Rhodes began to knock Daivari down off the ropes several times and went for a pin. Benjamin and Haas got involved to break up the pin, causing Kendrick and London to also enter.
With all 6 men in the ring, Kendrick and London managed to knock World's Greatest Tag team out of the ring, then leapt over the ropes onto them. Cody Rhodes took advantage in the ring, jumping off the top ropes onto Daivari to capture the pinfall victory!
Winner: Cody Rhodes, Brian Kendrick and Paul London win via pinfall over Daivari and World's Greatest Tag team.
Daivari was in the ring screaming in his native language when Raw came back from break. Just then Cryme Tyme came down to the ring. Cryme Tyme said nobody understands what Daivari's saying but the crowd understands that they like to make that "money, money....yeah, yeah". Cryme Tyme then clotheslined Daivari down to the mat and snatched his turbin. Cryme Tyme went into the crowd and sold off Daivari's turbin. Just then Cade and Murdoch came down to the ring angrily. Cade and Murdoch taunted Cryme Tyme to get into the ring. Instead, JTG grabbed Lance Cade's cowboy hat then took off into the crowd and up the stairs. Big Chad said instead of selling it they'll give the hat away and threw it out into the crowd. Cade and Murdoch stood in the ring angry as Cryme Tyme began to chant "Money Money, Yeah Yeah".
Backstage, Coach was telling Vince that HHH needs to be punished for what he did in the ring earlier. Just then, Randy Orton burst into the office and demanded a rematch against Cena. Vince told Orton that right now he needs to prove that he deserves it, until then he won't be getting another title shot. Orton stormed out of the office slamming the doort against the wall on his way.
Maria shown backstage prepping for her upcoming match with Beth Phoenix, throwing punches in the air and then walking off.
Maria vs. Beth PhoenixPhoenix ran down to the ring and attacked Maria as she was entering, Maria used a series of punches but Beth Phoenix took control fast, slamming Maria to the corner then using a suplex type move. The ref yelled at Beth Phoenix to leave the ring. Beth backed away up the ramp with an evil look on her face. The ref tended to Maria inside the ring who was knocked out.
Winner: Match never took place due to the fact Beth Phoenix wouldn't heed ref's instructions.
Todd Grisham interviewed Candice Michelle, Women's Champ backstage. Grisham asked how Candice feels she measures up against Beth Phoenix's strength. Candice says she's not intimidated by any challenge that comes her way. A voiced yelled out "Challenge?!" twice. Snitsky then entered the picture saying "Challenge?!" Snitsky went up to Todd after Candice exited. Snitsky said its a challenge for him to know when to stop causing pain, because pain is his pleasure.
Vince was shown sitting on a couch with Coach talking about his bastard son. Vince said he doesn't feel he'll have to wait 2 weeks to find out from this women who his son is. Just then William Regal burst into the office saying he needed to inform Vince of something that just happened. Regal said the attorneys called and said next week the entire McMahon family would be on Raw to confront Vince with their attorneys.
Highlights shown from the Summerslam Pay Per View including the return of Rey Mysterio, Cena's win over Randy Orton and Triple H's return.
King Booker vs. John CenaCena forced Booker to a corner but Booker kneed Cena in the guy then threw him against the ropes. Booker missed a kick allowing Cena to take control and toss Booker from corner to corner. Cena went for a quick cover off a bulldog. Booker recovered off the ropes kicking Cena in the chest.
Control went back to Cena off the ropes as he suplexed Booker then tried to keep him in an arm hold. Cena was able to trip Booker down off the ropes then slapped the STFU on him. Booker was able to reach the side rope to break things up. Booker then escaped the ring holding his back as Sharmell came to check on him. Raw went to commercial.
Back from break, Jim Ross said Booker had established the advantage. Booker dropped Cena in the ropes then kicked him down in the ring. Cena started to battle back, punching Booker in the ring, then tossed him to the corner. Booker moved away as Cena ran at him. Booker re-gained control and kept Cena down in a hold. JR noted that Cena has suffered a great deal of head trauma from the actions of Randy Orton. Cena finally grabbed Booker as he ran off the ropes and did a spinebuster. Cena with a 2 count, then tossed Booker to the corner again. This time Cena ran face first into Booker's boot. Booker did a sidewalk slam on Cena followed by a pin attempt.
Booker kept Cena down to the mat with a hold but Cena finally got to his feet and tried for the FU. Booker slid off and gave a solid kick to Cena, knocking him down. Booker went for the pin, and again Cena escaped before 3. Booker went for the scissor kick off the ropes but Cena avoided it then started to gain momentum. Cena threw Booker to the corner and began to beat him up. Just then Randy Orton ran down into the ring. Orton and Booker began to doubleteam Cena and beat him up. Booker landed his Scissors Kick on cena off the ropes. Booker then told Orton Cena was all his as he left the ring. Orton prepared himself in the corner to run over and kick Cena in the head. The ref tried to prevent Orton from doing so. Orton finally ran at Cena then stopped short. Orton rolled out under the bottom ropes out of the ring.
Orton then went over the front row and grabbed John Cena's dad, throwing him over the crowd barrier. Orton ran at John Cena Sr and delivered a boot to his head. John Cena slid out of the ring as Orton retreated up the ramp. Cena along with several WWE officials attended to Cena's dad who layed outside of the ring, knocked out.
Winner: John Cena wins due to DQ on Booker when Randy Orton interfered in the match.