Raw is War
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
June 23, 2003
The Man Beneath the Mask
In most cases, the champion is considered the heavy favorite heading into title matches. When Triple H defended the World Heavyweight Championship against Kane, however, he appeared to be the underdog. With Kane's life as he knows it (behind the shelter of a mask) on the line, Kane was battling for more than the championship. He was battling for his mask, as well.
Unfortunately for Kane, Evolution members Randy Orton and Ric Flair interfered in the match, causing the big red monster to lose. After the match, Kane found himself deep in thought. For the first time ever, he was to reveal himself to the world. He paused several times before finally pulling his mask from his face. When he finally did so, he freaked out, attacking his long-time friend Rob Van Dam. When he finally settled down, RAW cameras zoomed in on the man beneath the mask. Nobody could have ever imagined that Kane looked as he does.
Before heading out on a book tour to promote his new novel Tietam Brown, Mick Foley was called out to the RAW ring by Stone Cold Steve Austin. Once in the ring, Foley was unsure as to why he was called out. Stone Cold then announced that he was holding a Hardcore Legend Ceremony for him. Among the Superstars honoring the Hardcore Legend were Rob Van Dam, Al Snow, Tommy Dreamer and the Dudley Boyz. Foley was presented with an honorary Hardcore Championship belt, before an emotional video montage of his career was shown.
Rodney Mack had been very successful during his string of White Boy Challenge matches. On this night, Mack was not so lucky. Goldberg defeated Mack handily in under 30 seconds.
It was also announced that Madison Square Garden would be the host of WrestleMania XX.
Intercontinental Champion Christian & Test defeated Scott Steiner & Booker T when Test pinned Steiner.
Maven defeated Christopher Nowinski via pinfall.
The Dudley Boyz defeated Lance Storm & Chris Jericho when D-Von pinned Storm after a 3-D.
World Tag Team Champions La Resistance defeated Sgt. Slaughter & The Hurricane when Rene Dupree pinned Sgt. Slaughter.
Shawn Michaels & Kevin Nash defeated Ric Flair & Randy Orton when Michaels pinned Flair after hitting Sweet Chin Music.
Goldberg defeated Rodney Mack in 26 seconds.
World Heavyweight Champion Triple H defeated Kane via pinfall.