Raw: Legends return
Raw got to business introducing legend Ric Flair (in a suit and tie, no robes, feathers or rhinestones) at the start of the show. Shortly into Ric's obligatory speech, Chris Jericho interrupted. Ric didn't like basically being called a wrestling whore, so he punched Jericho in the jaw, knocking him out of the ring. As Jericho retreated up the ramp, Flair's music filled the arena again-- why do I think that's not the last time...
Let me tell you, I am grateful I got to see Ric Flair compete in his hometown of Charlotte before his retirement. I will never forget the feeling of seeing this legend in an arena filled with love and admiration for him.
The show's main event featured a legend still active, the Undertaker. Taker was there as Stephanie's revenge on Randy Orton, and the match was going pretty well for Taker until the Priceless boys came out to assist Randy. However, Taker had back up, too-- Shane McMahon ran out to the ring, immediately jumping on Orton. As DiBiase restrained Shane, Orton escaped and Taker chokeslammed Rhodes. Then, Taker grabbed DiBiase and chokeslammed him as well. As Orton watched from the ramp, Shane pulled out a garbage can and used DiBiase for Coast-to-Coast practice.
Kelly's outfit tonight made me wonder if the WWE ever thought of making Diva Barbie dolls for girls (interesting, since Kelly's real name is in fact Barbie)...
Raw results (2/9):
Beth Phoenix and Jillian Hall v. Melina and Kelly Kelly, Beth pins Melina
Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase v. Cryme Tyme, Rhodes pins JTG
Six Man Tag- Kane, Mike Knox and Jericho v. Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston and John Cena, Jericho pins Kofi
Shawn Michaels v. Mark Henry, HBK DQ'd (used chair)
Intercontinental Championship Match- William Regal v. Champ CM Punk, Punk pins Regal, Punk retains title
Upcoming: No Way Out, Sunday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m.