411’s WWE Raw Report 07.26.04
Live from Pittsburgh
Announcers are JR & The King
Report done *EXCLUSIVELY* for 411MANIA by PK
They eliminate one of the RAW Diva’s, and it’s Julia, one of The Man Show Twins. They have to seduce a former WWE SuperStar tonight.
Video intro for the Iron Man Match.
There are a ton of SuperStars in the ring, Edge makes his way out, then Mattitude, then Jericho, then KANE, then Orton/Flair/DAVE (Credit: Nute). Bischoff then comes out and reminds us about the Iron Man Match. He announces the winner will face the winner if this battle royal at SummerSlam.
#1 Contender Battle Royal
Too much too fast, so here is the order of elimination for now, when it clears out I will mention the good spots.
Matt got back in the ring and attacked KANE.
-Hurricane (Steven Richards/Rodney Mack)
KANE starts going strong, choke slamming people, including Flair, then KANE turns into DAVE, and they go toe to toe, and DAVE nails a huge spinebuster, but turns into GOAR GOAR GOAR from Rhyno. More melee.
Edge with a head scissors on DAVE, they fall over the top, and Jericho comes over to help eliminate DAVE.
Edge is on the apron, and Jericho shoves him off!
Orton and Jericho go toe to toe. Orton goes for a slingshot, but it doesn’t work. Orton charges Jericho, but he puts Orton up in a Fireman’s Carry, but can’t toss him out. Orton then goes to send Jericho over, but Jericho skins the cat, only for Orton to shove him over again, but Jericho lays on the apron, and Orton goes to shove him over again, but Jericho grabs on and the are scraping on the apron. Orton nails a huge European Uppercut, and Jericho almost slides over. Orton back in the ring, and Jericho puts his head through the top and second rope, and Orton nails an RKO! Jericho is STILL holding on, but Orton gives a solid boot, and Jericho finally goes to the outside.
Winner – Randy Orton
Commercials. New SummerSlam Commercial with Booker T fencing.
WWE Rewind – Divas tearing apart Bischoff’s office.
It’s now time for them to seduce a former WWE SuperStar….who will it be….KAMALA!!!! They take turns with Kamala, with 20 seconds. They all really don’t know what to do with Kamala…this segment died really fast.
Ivory, Linda, and Stacy at the Democratic National Convention.
The Raw Divas dance in bikinis and all the phone numbers are announced.
Evo celebrating Orton’s win, and Orton wishes HHH luck, and that it would be a huge main event with the 2 of them.
Sting of the Night – Batista taking out Benoit
Chris Benoit (c) vs. Triple H – World Heavyweight Title – 60 Minute Iron Man Match
As the rules are explained, they announce that there will be a Sudden Death overtime if needed. Tie-ups to start. Benoit goes for a quick Crossface, but HHH rolls out of the ring. HHH back in, but Benoit charges. HHH with a shot the gut, goes for a Pedigree, but Benoit fights out. They then start to mat wrestle. Benoit then goes for a Crossface again, but again, HHH gets out. Back in the ring, HHH with a knee to the gut, and tosses Benoit to the outside. HHH comes out, but Benoit start chopping away, and they get back in. Benoit then targets HHH’s left knee to set up for the Sharpshooter. Benoit sends HHH to the corner, then charges, but HHH gets his boot up, and HHH follows it with a huge DDT. HHH is now pounding away in the corner. Benoit starts to fight back with some chops. HHH reverses, and goes for a Pedigree, Benoit counters and goes to lock on the SharpShooter, HHH kicks out, but Benoit pounces on him with a Crossface, then rolls him into a pinfall.
Benoit 1, HHH 0
They are tied up again to start. Benoit is on fire. Benoit with a knee to the gut, then an abdominal stretch. HHH muscles his way over to the ropes, and tosses Benoit over the top. Back in, Benoit is going over, sends HHH to the corner, charges, but HHH puts his boot up again. HHH hits a backbreaker on Benoit. HHH whips Benoit, but Benoit reverses it, and sends HHH over the top at the 40 minute mark. Benoit goes for his suicide dive through the ropes, and connects, but drills his head on the wall.
Benoit 1, HHH 0
They are back in the ring, and Benoit goes for a SharpShooter, but HHH kicks out quick. Benoit works on the leg some more. Benoit locks on a version of the Indian Deathlock, and keeps headbutting HHH for a series of 2 counts. Benoit then locks on a Figure 4. HHH fights out, and both men are down. Benoit then nails the Trifecta of Germans, then goes for the Swandive, but HHH rolls out of the way. HHH sends Benoit chest first into the turnbuckle then nails a Pedigree for a pinfall.
Benoit 1, HHH 1
Benoit rolls to the outside, and the ref starts a 10 count, but HHH makes his way out at the 30 minute mark. HHH moves the steps, and goes for a suplex, and nails a gutbuster over the steps. Benoit can’t get back in the ring after that shot to his sternum, and the ref reaches a 10 count.
HHH 2, Benoit 1
We come back, and Benoit is chopping away, but HHH sends Benoit sternum first into the turnbuckle again. HHH goes for a standing vertical, but he just tosses Benoit gut first. HHH fights Benoit into the corner, but Benoit fights back. HHH send Benoit to the corner, and Benoit gets boots up. HHH fights back, and starts with some kidney blows. Benoit starts firing back, and cracks HHH’s jaw with a right, then some chops. Benoit hits the ropes, and HHH nails a HUGE Spinebuster for another pinfall at the 20 minute mark.
HHH 3, Benoit 1
We come back to back and forth action. Benoit gets locked in to another Pedigree, but Benoit slips out and goes for a SharpShooter, HHH kicks out, but Benoit goes for it again, and locks on. HHH makes his way to the ropes, but Benoit pulls HHH back to the center of the ring, and after about 3 minutes, HHH finally taps out at the 16 minute mark.
HHH 3, Benoit 2
Back and forth action for a while. HHH with a boot to the gut, and goes to eth 2nd rope, and jumps off into a Crossface! HHH finally gets his foot on the rope, and Benoit lets go. Benoit picks up HHH, and locks the Crossface on again for the submission at the 12 minute mark.
HHH 3, Benoit 3
Flair and DAVE make their way out.
When we come back, HHH tosses Benoit to the floor, right in front of DAVE, but the ref is there to monitor it. Benoit gets up on the apron, and starts to shoulder HHH in the gut, but the 3rd attempt, HHH gets his knee up, and Benoit falls back to the ground. HHH pulls the ref aside, and DAVE tosses Benoit face first into the ringpost, and he is busted open. DAVE rolls Benoit back in the ring, but HHH only gets a 2. HHH comes off the ropes with a clothesline, but Benoit ducks it, and nails 2 out of the Trifecta of Germans. HHH gets out, and he KO’s the ref on accident. Benoit locks the Crossface on, but the ref is out, and DAVE gets on the apron. Benoit takes out DAVE, but Flair gives HHH a chair. Benoit takes out Flair, but HHH nails Benoit in the back of the head with the chair, and Bischoff comes out and sends another ref, but only for a 2 count. HHH its pissed, and he takes out that ref on purpose. DAVE and Flair get in the ring to triple team, but Eugene comes through the crowd, and goes apeshit on Evo, Stunner on Flair, Rock Bottom on HHH, drop kick on DAVE, and shoves Bischoff off the apron. HHH with a chair, but Eugene ducks it, and kicks HHH in the gut, and HHH drops the chair, only for Eugene to pick it up, and drills HHH with it. 90 seconds left, and still no ref. Eugene lifts the KOed ref on the floor and puts him back in the ring. The ref comes to with 10 seconds left, and Benoit is over HHH, and the pinfall goes down
Benoit 4, HHH 3
Winner – Benoit
Eugene runs up the ramp, and jumps on JR and Kings table and starts applauding Benoit, and Benoit sees him. HHH sees him too, and he doesn’t look happy.