Raw is War

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
October 13, 2003

 Evolution in full force

Triple H knew he was going to make somebody a rich man when he placed a $100,000 bounty on the head of Goldberg. What he did not know at the time was that the prize would end up going to a member of his own team.

Evolution member Batista stunned the Wachovia Arena crowd when he returned to RAW and unleashed a brutal assault on the World Heavyweight Champion that may have lead to a serious injury to Goldberg. Jumping out of the crowd during the match between Goldberg and Shawn Michaels, Batista first attacked HBK and then turned his attention to the World Heavyweight Champion, who was already suffering ill effects from an earlier attack by Mark Henry and a physical match with Michaels. After wedging Goldberg’s leg in a chair, Batista jumped off the ropes and onto the chair, crushing Goldberg’s leg underneath. As Goldberg writhed in pain inside the ring, Batista joined his fellow Evolution members on the ramp and celebrated what appeared to be a major victory for Triple H.

In other RAW action, it appears as if the spat between RAW Co-General Managers Stone Cold Steve Austin and Eric Bischoff will finally come to a head at Survivor Series when an old fashioned Survivor Series Match will determine the future of RAW. Bischoff challenged Austin to form a team that will take on his team that already includes Chris Jericho and Scott Steiner. If Austin is able to form a team that defeats Bischoff’s, Stone Cold will no longer have to be physically provoked before unleashing an assault on a RAW Superstar. However, if Bischoff’s team is victorious, Stone Cold Steve Austin must resign his position as Co-GM. Team Bischoff got off to a solid start on RAW as Jericho and Steiner defeated Lance Storm and RVD.

Later, Booker T offered his services to Austin after defeating Randy Orton by count-out.

Speaking of Survivor Series, a bruised and battered Kane returned to the ring on RAW for the first time since his horrific limo accident at the hands of Shane McMahon. Kane accepted Shane’s challenge to a match at Survivor Series, but also proclaimed that Shane has no chance to win the match as there is nothing Shane can do to stop Kane.

Survivor Series may be a month away, but it is already causing quite a buzz thanks to the events on RAW. Is Goldberg finished? Who will join Team Stone Cold for the most important match of Austin’s career as Co-GM? Only time will tell.

Match Results:

The Dudley Boyz defeated Rob Conway & Rene Dupree

Booker T defeated Randy Orton by count-out

Chris Jericho and Scott Steiner defeated Lance Storm and RVD

Molly Holly & Victoria defeated Trish Stratus & Lita

Ric Flair defeated Maven

Goldberg and Shawn Michaels wrestled to a no contest