Monday, January 5, 2009

Raw: Return to action

Well, Santa and his geeky elves have fixed my technical diffuculties and I’m back. Good thing nothing major happened, like the all-time greatest Women’s Champion making a guest appearance to be John Cena’s tag team partner or a major Superstar out for a hamstring surgery…

Randy Orton and Chris Jericho showed some integrity requesting JBL to be dropped from the title match at the Royal Rumble. Once told that wasn’t happening by Stephanie McMahon, the two requested Shawn Michaels not be allowed in the Rumble match. But, JBL had already planned that HBK’s sole duty at the Rumble was to be in his corner.

As a result, Stephanie decided to test Michaels’ integrity in a tag match with John Cena as hi partner against Orton and Jericho. Michaels passed, hitting Sweet Chin Music on both of his opponents, and his opponents only, before pinning Jericho for the win.

Beth Phoenix’s #1 fan, Rosa Mendez (or Mendes-seen both spellings), as I’m sure you have figured out by now, is employed by the WWE. She was in the 2006 Diva Search (the one won by Layla), came in fourth place and was signed to developmental contract anyway, like fellow contestant Maryse. Back then, she was Milena Roucka. Yeah, I remember thinking, there’s no way they’d have two Milenas…

Manu and Snuka are both officially out of the Legacy. Manu, however, did not leave without pointing out Leader Randy Orton wasn’t perfect either. In case you missed it, Orton v. Kane next week!

And, in two weeks, Vince is back! At least, this is what Chris Jericho reports.

Raw Results (1/5):
Goldust & Melina v. Santino & Beth Phoenix, Melina pins Beth
Intercontinental Championship Match- CM Punk v. Champ William Regal, CM Punk wins by DQ,but title does not change hands- Stephanie announces rematch next week, if DQ’d again, Regal will lose title
John Morrison & The Miz v. Rey Mysterio & Kofi Kingston, Morrison pins Rey
Kelly Kelly v. Jillian, Kelly pins Jillian
Cody Rhodes & Sim Snuka v. Cryme Tyme, Cody pins JTG

Key WWE injuries/absences:
Batista: concussion, hamstring surgery, return unknown
Evan Bourne: dislocated ankle and torn deltoid ligament, return by end of February
Mr. Kennedy: dislocated shoulder early August, return to action January or February
Ted Dibiase: shooting a movie (The Marine 2)


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