Raw is War

San Diego, California
May 17, 2004


When Monday Night RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff suspended Shawn Michaels, he eliminated HBK from being the No. 1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship. But, Bischoff never stopped Michaels from being a factor in who will be the man to challenge for the Title at Bad Blood. Just when it seemed as if the heated rivalry between Michaels and Triple H had ended with Michaels' suspension, on RAW it took a whole new twist.

During the over-the-top-rope battle royal to determine the new No. 1 Contender, the final two Superstars in the ring were Triple H and Kane, and after a low blow by Triple H, it seemed that victory was within The Game's reach. However, out of nowhere, Michaels appeared from the crowd and attacked Triple H, throwing him over the top rope and giving the win to Kane. The Big Red Monster will now challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship at Bad Blood, while Triple H was left with a taste of his own medicine.

It was quite an evening for Kane as he not only won two matches - defeating Val Venis earlier - but he also received a satisfactory answer from Lita to whatever question he posed to her. While the content of the question was not revealed, Lita's answer was "yes." What does this mean for Kane and Lita? Stay tuned to find out.

Also on Monday Night RAW, when it seemed like Eugene did not have a friend in the world, it was revealed that he has one of the best supporters a WWE Superstar could have when The Rock made a stunning appearance in San Diego. After Jonathan Coachman humiliated Eugene and told him to leave the arena and not come back, The People's Champion appeared and made it clear that he indeed is Eugene's friend and a big fan. After coining a new nickname for Coachman, Popcorn Fart, The Rock & Eugene briefly teamed up when Garrison Cade came to the ring to attack. Ultimately, Cade was knocked out of the ring by The Rock, and Coachman fell victim to The People's Elbow ... but the Elbow came from Eugene himself.

Next week, Monday Night RAW emanates from Rockford, Illinois and it is expected that every member of Evolution will be in bad spirits after Monday Night RAW did not go their way this week. How will Triple H react to Shawn Michaels' actions? Will the new No. 1 Contender, Kane, reveal what Lita said "yes" to? What else will happen as the road to Bad Blood continues? Only one way to find out ... watch Monday Night RAW at 9/8 PM CT on Spike TV.

Match Results:

Trish Stratus defeated Lita

Kane defeated Val Venis

Chris Benoit & Edge defeated Randy Orton & Batista

Kane won the Battle Royal to become the No. 1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship