Raw is War

Dayton, Ohio
June 14, 2004


After a RAW of unprecedented length, the last man standing Monday night was Chris Benoit.

In a six-man-tag elimination main event, The Rabid Wolverine survived the loss of teammates Edge and Chris Jericho and outlasted Evolution. After Batista fell to a triple-team and Flair tapped to the Crippler Crossface, the World Heavyweight Champion went one-on-one against Intercontinental Champion Randy Orton. After a vicious exchange, Benoit bested Orton with a Sharpshooter.

Fewer than 24 hours after their hellacious Hell in a Cell battle, Triple H and Shawn Michaels seemed prepared to shake hands in the center of the ring. It would have been a fitting and respectful end to an epic rivalry. Instead, the Big Red Machine crashed the scene, crushing HBK’s throat with a wedged chair. Kane laughed as medics tried to help Michaels through an ugly, graphic and delicate situation. And out of either disbelief or indifference, Triple H backed away and left rather than come between the monster Kane and his unsuspecting prey.

The Game wasn’t done, though. He took the time to shower Eugene with gifts, befriending and bewitching his announced opponent for next week’s RAW.

Lita released some pent-up emotion in a mixed tag match, blasting Women’s Champion Trish Stratus with a DDT to pick up the win on behalf of Matt Hardy. But Lita still has the weight of other matters on her mind. Watch Monday Night RAW next week to discover why she wasn’t exactly celebrating the news that her pregnancy test came up positive.

Match Results:

Lita and Matt Hardy defeat Trish Stratus and Tyson Tomko

La Resistance def. The Hurricane and Rosey (Flag Match)

Gail Kim and Molly Holly def. Nidia and Stacy Keibler

Chris Benoit/Chris Jericho/Edge def. Randy Orton/Ric Flair/Batista (Elimination Tag Match)