- The only reason why Benoit even has that World Heavyweight Championship is because of Shawn Michaels let's be honest here. If it hadn't been for Michaels' interference Brock would have retained the World Heavyweight Championship in Last Man Standing but Shawn had to stick his nose where it didn't belong. However, then again Michaels interfering costing Lesnar the title makes sense given that Brock put Shawn on the shelf and Shawn was getting his idea of payback on Lesnar. I can understand that but at the same time Shawn may have just put a huge target on his back because you know Lesnar will not forget and I can see this leading into Shawn Michaels/Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam if anything.
The music hits, and out comes Mr. McMahon to a HUGE pop.
Alright, cut the music. I'm not out here for the Hell of it, I'm out here because RAW is out of control. This situation with Brock Lesnar, quite frankly, has gone on long enough. You see, Brock Lesnar asked for an early release from his WWE contract the day of WrestleMania - a request, which I might add, I granted. But without going too much in to the legalities, Brock Lesnar's release from WWE was granted on the grounds of a no compete clause. A no compete clause which was not set to expire until March 14th 2005, one year to the day that Mr. Lesnar requested his release.
Another thing I would like to point out, is that Brock Lesnar was contracted to SmackDown at the time that release was granted, and as such his signing with RAW was a breach of that no compete clause. Now I'm a fair man, I was willing to let that slide seen as Brock was competing in the WWE - but because of his arrogance, his sense of entitlement - RAW has been in chaos ever since!
So, I am going to do what Eric Bischoff doesn't have the balls to do, and I'm going to say "No" to Brock Lesnar. Now, here's what's going to happen - there are two options. Option one, I sue Brock Lesnar for breach of contract, or two - I waive that no compete clause, and lift Shawn Michaels' suspension, and put them in a HELL IN A CELL MATCH AT SUMMERSLAM! And, next week, right here on RAW, we will have a contract signing for that match.
Now that that's cleared up, there's another matter to attend to - the World Heavyweight championship. I have decided that at SummerSlam, Chris Benoit will defend the championship against the winner of tonight's main event, which will be a TWENTY MAN, OVER THE TOP ROPE, BATTLE ROYAL!
In addition to that, you'll notice he's absent this evening - I have decided to place Eric Bischoff on a leave of absence for the foreseeable future, and take control of RAW myself.
The ring is set up for the Hell in a Cell contract signing. There is a line of police officers stood in the ring, which JR mentions is to stop Lesnar and Michaels from fighting tonight. Out comes Mr. McMahon to preside. McMahon introduces both men, and offers the contract to Lesnar first.
Before I sign this, I want to make something clear to you...
He turns to face McMahon.
...Vince. I want to make it clear to you that at SummerSlam, I am going to beat Shawn Michaels within an inch of his life. Hell, I might outright kill him! If you sign off on this match, what happens will be on your hands, Vince.
Lesnar stares McMahon down as he signs the contract. McMahon continues staring at Lesnar as he slides the contract over to Michaels. Michaels signs, then beckons McMahon closer.
Are we good to go?
McMahon nods, then Michaels dives through the police officers, knocking Lesnar to the mat. He hammers away at Lesnar with punches, until the officers pull him away as McMahon shouts at them to get things under control. Lesnar gets back up, his lip busted and bleeding. He looks like he's going to leave the ring, but forcer his way through the officers and attacks Michaels. They brawl, but the officers quickly get Michaels out of the ring and restrain him. Lesnar wants to go out after him, but McMahon stops him. Lesnar turns as McMahon mouths off at him. To the shock of everyone, Lesnar headbutts McMahon and he goes down. Lesnar hoists McMahon up and F-5's him out of the ring on to the officers and Michaels. Lesnar begins tearing the ring apart as RAW goes off the air.
Lesnar cannot be stopped I mean he not only breaks through security and attacks Michaels but he also beats the holy hell out of Mr McMahon laying him out with an F5...Shawn Michaels will be the first one to taste Suplex City
The crowd erupts as their hometown hero, Shawn Michaels makes his way to the ring.
So things got a little crazy last week, huh? Normally, I'm a pretty level-headed guy and I keep my emotions in check. But there's something about Brock Lesnar that brings out the very worst in me. But at SummerSlam, that's EXACTLY what I need. Because when that cell door locks, I am going to become Brock Lesnar's worst nightmare.
He throws down the mic and leaves, as we cut to a commercial break.
Back from commercial, and we see Michaels about to get in to a limo. He opens the door, and Lesnar comes barreling out and begins attacking him. Lesnar keeps beating on Michaels until he is eventually pulled off by referees and security. Lesnar walks off as Michaels is checked over.
Due to the events of the last two weeks, neither Brock Lesnar or Shawn Michaels will be here tonight. However, JR has recorded sit-down interviews with both men, which will be shown tonight.
SHAWN MICHAELS INTERVIEW
JR: Shawn, I've known you for a long time. A long time. And I can not recall any other occasion ever where you have lashed out the way you have against Brock Lesnar. Not even through your trials and tribulations with Bret hart and Triple H. What is it about Brock Lesnar that has made you like this?
SM: Honestly? It was when he wrapped that chair around my leg and put me on the shelf. He was the one who made it personal.
JR: And then, of course, you came back at Vengeance and...well you cost Brock Lesnar the World title.
SM: And I was prepared to let that be the end of it, and eye for an eye, y'know? If you were to ask me whether I'd go back and do it all over again, you can bet your bottom dollar that I would. To be perfectly clear, I am going to finish this at SummerSlam. I am going to finish Brock Lesnar's time in WWE. Mark my words.
JR: Shawn, thanks for your time.
They shake hands.
BROCK LESNAR INTERVIEW
JR: Brock, I sat down with Shawn Michaels earlier today-
BL: I don't give a crap. Shawn Michaels isn't even worth my time, and neither are you! I came to this interview for one reason, and one reason only. And that is to promise you that at SummerSlam - I am going to beat the crap out of Shawn Michaels. And when I'm done with that - I'm going to get back MY World championship. This interview's over.
Lesnar pulls off his mic and chucks it at JR, before leaving the room.
HELL IN A CELL MATCH - SHAWN MICHAELS VS BROCK LESNAR
Michaels made his entrance first, but Lesnar ambushed him, beating him down the ramp and in to the cell. The door was shut and locked, and Lesnar continued beating on Michaels. Lesnar launched Michaels over the top rope, before following and hoisting Michaels up in to a bearhug. Lesnar slammed Michaels spine-first in to the ring post, then in to the wall of the cell. He repeated this several times before dropping Michaels to the floor.
Lesnar pulled apart the ring steps, hoisting the top piece up, lying in wait as Michaels struggled back to his feet. He ran at Michaels with the steps, but Michaels ducked and the steps bounced off of the cell. Lesnar turned, and Michaels floored him with Sweet Chin Music. Michaels dug under the ring, and pulled out a steel chair, which he quickly used to brutalise Lesnar - cracking it over his head, back and legs. With the chair warped, Michaels tossed it aside.
Michaels rolled Lesnar back in to the ring, before sitting on him and hammering him with closed fists. This did the trick, as the Beast was busted wide open. Michaels then went to the corner and started to tune up the band, blasting Lesnar with Sweet Chin Music. He covered him, but pulled his shoulder off of the mat at two. "Too easy!" Michaels shouted, before exiting the ring.
Michaels began digging under the ring, eventually finding what he was looking for - bolt cutters. Despite the protests of the referee, Michaels used the cutters to break the padlock on the cell door. Michaels turned, just in time for Lesnar to spear him through the door to the outside.
Lesnar groggily got back to his feet, his face a crimson mask from blood loss. He staggered back in to the cell, and rooted beneath the ring, pulling out a barbed wire bat. Some fans started chanting "Foley! Foley!" when they saw it. Lesnar exited the cell, and use the bat on Michaels to tear a huge wound in his head. Blood began to pour from Michaels' head, and Lesnar tossed the bat aside. Lesnar grabbed Michaels and made to take him back in to the cell, but Michaels began to fight him. Michaels came back at Lesnar with a flurry of right and lefts, driving him around the outside of the cell and over to the announcers area.
Michaels grabbed a piece of cable, and choked Lesnar with it. Michaels then laid Lesnar on top of the RAW announce table and then began climbing the cell, with JR pleading for him to see sense. On top of the cell, Michaels looked down at Lesnar - then went for the diving elbow drop!
At the last possible second, Lesnar rolled off of the table and Michaels crashed straight through it. Lesnar leant agains the cell, looking at Michaels in absolute shock. Regaining his senses, Lesnar pulled Michaels up from the wreckage and carried him back in to the cell, rolling him in to the ring. Lesnar then hoisted Michaels up and hit an F-5, before covering him for the three count.
WINNER: BROCK LESNAR
LATER THAT NIGHT...
Randy Orton defeated Chris Benoit for the World Heavyweight championship. JR then speculated whether Brock Lesnar would be back in the title hunt after disposing of Shawn Michaels earlier on.
Post by Kill Em' All on Feb 21, 2018 15:45:32 GMT -5
Lesnar settled the score with Shawn. It was a brutal Cell match though. I really am curious to see Orton functioning on his own kinda, with Flair and Batista though. But, no iron Triple H over him. A young cocky champion leading a brand with the beast lingering in the dark shadows of it. I really am curious to see Brock interact with Orton, Flair, Batista, Edge, and Jericho going from Unforgiven to the 21st WrestleMania!
Post by wokenunderjohngrohs on Feb 21, 2018 15:50:26 GMT -5
Was Shawn Crazy?. He jumped off the top of the cell sacrificing his life just like what Shane did at WrestleMania 32 against The Undertaker. But Lesnar didn't care about what happened to Shawn. He wanted to beat him sadistically and that's what he did. Lesnar may have ended the career of the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels for good. But it only begs the question is Lesnar going to get the World Heavyweight Championship back, now that Orton's the World Heavyweight Champion. Lesnar is on the hunt for the title. Who else is going to stop Brock Lesnar, obviously no one.
Shawn Michaels is definitely crazy to say the least. I mean Shawn Michaels pulls a Shane McMahon by basically sacrificing his own life to jump off of the Cell trying to hit an Elbow Drop on Brock Lesnar through the table. Lesnar basically moves out of the way at the last second with Shawn crashing through the table. I don't know how Shawn could survive something like that but still Lesnar his life had to flash before his eyes there because if he hadn't moved out of the way Shawn would have crashed through him too. Safe to say that Shawn Michaels will never be the same again I mean the last time Shawn was ever in a Hell in a Cell was way back in 1997 at Bad Blood when he faced off against The Undertaker. Here against Lesnar he loses but still I mean no doubt Shawn Michaels may have just shortened his career and for what? At what expense? Shawn Michaels obviously will be out of action for Lord knows how long
With Lesnar winning the Hell in a Cell Match beating Shawn Michaels here it begs the question of if Lesnar will get back the World Heavyweight Championship? Especially now that Orton has basically made history by becoming the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in history...will Lesnar target Orton now? I mean who else can really stop Lesnar here on RAW?
I want to see Lesnar cross paths with Kane especially 2004 Kane, Edge, Jericho, Christian and Evolution. Lesnar is obviously a huge threat to Evolution especially now after this Hell in a Cell Match basically beating Shawn Michaels within an inch of his life.
RAW opens with a recap of the brand's two biggest matches at SummerSlam - Brock Lesnar vs Shawn Michaels and Randy Orton vs Chris Benoit.
The music hits, and out comes the new World Heavyweight champion - Randy Orton. Orton takes the mic, but is unable to talk for a few moments due to the boos.
When Evolution was first started, it was so that Triple H and Ric Flair could train Batista and myself to be the next top stars in WWE. And when Triple H was drafted to SmackDown, I'll admit, we lost focus for a little bit. But now, Evolution is back where it should be - on top. Last night was a great night for Evolution, because not only did Triple H defeat the Undertaker and retain the WWE championship - but just a little later on, I beat Chris Benoit for the World Heavyweight championship. I am the youngest World champion in WWE history - I'm only 24 years old! But this is just the beginning of my legacy in WWE. This is just the beginning of my reign and dominance over RAW. This is ju--
The music hits, and Chris Benoit makes his way out to a pop.
Congratulations Randy. But I wouldn't get too comfortable with that title just yet, because in case you've forgotten, I'm entitled to a rematch. And I've got some more bad news for you...I don't plan on waiting. I want my rematch right here, TONIGHT!
Benoit tosses the mic down and begins walking down to the ring, as Orton looks panicked.
Woah, woah, woah! Chris! Wait a minute, wait a minute!
Benoit gets up on the apron and is about to enter the ring when the music hits and Eric Bischoff makes his unwelcome return to RAW.
Did you miss me? Due to Mr. McMahon's current incapacitation, the board of directors had no choice but to reinstate me here on RAW. And it looks like I've just got back in time! Now, fortunately for you Benoit, I'm in a generous mood tonight. So you want your rematch against Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight championship tonight? YOU GOT IT!
Bischoff's music plays as he exits, whilst Benoit smiles at a very worried Orton.
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH - CHRIS BENOIT VS RANDY ORTON (C)
The bell rings, and Orton goes after Benoit with punches, but Benoit quickly turns things around. He blasts Orton with knife-edge chops, driving him in to the corner. Benoit with an Irish whip, sends Orton across to the opposite corner. Orton staggers backwards and Benoit takes him over with a German suplex. He keeps his hands locked around the champion's waist, and performs three more German's before releasing him
Orton lies motionless on the mat, as Benoit drags his thumb across his throat. Benoit climbs to the top rope and goes for the flying headbutt, but Orton rolls out of the way at the last second. Benoit writhes in pain.
Orton shakes off the cobwebs and struggles back to his feet. He lies in wait, as Benoit groggily stands up. Orton with the RKO. He covers, but Benoit just kicks out before three. Orton pleads with the referee, but this just gives Benoit a chance to recover. Orton turns, and Benoit takes him dow in to the Crippler crossface. Orton flails around wildly, and is on the verge of tapping out, when Ric Flair appears at ringside and pulls the referee out of the ring.
The ref loses it with Flair and gets in his face. Whilst this is happening, Orton taps out. Benoit releases him and begins celebrating, before seeing what's happening with Flair and the ref. Before Benoit can do anything about it, Batista comes in and levels Benoit with a spinebuster, followed by a Batista Bomb.
Batista flees up the ramp, and only now does Flair back off from the ref. The ref gets back in to the ring, just as Orton hauls Benoit to his feet and hits a second RKO. Orton covers for the three count.
WINNER AND STILL WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: RANDY ORTON
Orton celebrates with the gold as Flair and Batista applaud him from the ramp. Suddenly, Brock Lesnar appears and attacks both of them - before running down to the ring. Orton is oblivious to the danger that he's in, and turns around right in to a vicious F-5. Lesnar kicks Orton over on to his back, then places his foot on his chest, holding up the title as RAW goes off the air.
I told you that it was only a matter of time before The Beast The Next Big Thing Brock Lesnar would target Evolution. I knew it was only a matter of time before Lesnar would want his World Heavyweight Championship back and Lesnar showed up post-match making that emphatic statement laying out Orton with an F-5. After what Lesnar did to Mr. McMahon incapacitated him and then after what he did to Shawn in the Cell I mean Lesnar can't be stopped. Hell not even Orton, Batista and Flair can stop Lesnar at this point.
The music hits and out comes the World Heavyweight champion Randy Orton, and he does not look happy.
LESNAR! LESNAR! I have been waiting all week, and I am not going to wait any longer! You want me, then come out here and FIGHT ME bitch! COME ON!
Lesnar appears in the ring behind Orton. Orton turns around and sees Lesnar. Lesnar goes to attack him, but Orton ducks a clothesline. Lesnar turns and Orton nails him with the RKO. Orton poses, but Lesnar no-sells and gets straight back to his feet. Lesnar spins Orton around and F-5's him. Lesnar sits Orton up and digs his thumb nail into Orton's forehead and drags it across, drawing blood. Lesnar grabs the title, and shoves it in Orton's face, taunting him. Lesnar pushes Orton back down to the mat, then walks off with the title, leaving Orton down and out in the ring as we go to a commercial break.
Back from commercial, and we see Lesnar walking backstage with the gold draped over his shoulder.
HEY! I think you have something that doesn't belong to you.
The camera pans around to reveal Ric Flair staring Lesnar down. Lesnar walks up to Flair and gets in his face.
Yeah? And what are you going to do about it, old man?
Flair looks at Lesnar for a moment, then slaps him right across the face.
IF YOU HAVE ANY OUNCE OF MAN IN YOU, YOU SON OF A BITCH...YOU'LL SEE ME OUT IN THAT RING TONIGHT!
Lesnar rubs his face and glares at Flair as he walks away.
Ric, are you crazy, man? Listen...you're a Hell of a guy, and we all respect you. But getting in that ring with Brock Lesnar is suicide! You saw what he did to Randy tonight.
Dave...I appreciate your concern. But I've been in enough wars over the years - one more ain't gonna kill me, brotha.
Batista realises that Flair won't change his mind, so he leaves the locker room. As soon as he does, Lesnar ambushes him outside, and although Batista fights back - Lesnar overpowers him and beats him down.
RIC FLAIR VS BROCK LESNAR
As soon as the bell rings, Lesnar outmatches Flair. He beats him down, and stomps away on him until the ref pulls him off. Lesnar begins using MMA-style forearm strikes on Flair's skull, busting him wide open. Flair bleeds all over the mat, and Lesnar hoists him up for an F-5 for a quick win.
WINNER: BROCK LESNAR
JR: In just one night, Brock Lesnar has sent all three members of Evolution to the hospital!
- Lesnar handed Orton his ass again right in the middle of the Ring and Orton the World Heavyweight Champion hell he even hit an RKO on Lesnar. Lesnar didn't even go down and yeah he was down momentarily but popped right back up. Lesnar was on his feet right after the RKO and he F-5ed Orton again. This just goes to show us that Lesnar can't be stopped and if Orton can't, what makes Flair or Batista think they can?
- Lesnar basically takes out Batista too for good measure and Batista is an Animal. Lesnar is a Beast and these 2 are behemoths. Batista is just as big just as powerful as Lesnar but the fact that Lesnar took Batista out, who can stop Lesnar now?
- Lesnar not only destroys Flair in the main event here but busts Flair wide open SummerSlam 2016 style with the razor sharp elbows...just goes to show us that Lesnar is a Beast a Conqueror but he just may be the next World Heavyweight Champion
RAW opens with a recap of Brock Lesnar systematically taking Evolution apart last week. JR also confirms that Brock Lesnar will challenge Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight championship at Unforgiven.
Brock Lesnar comes down to the ring - he's dressed to compete. Lesnar says he wants to give everyone a taster of what he has in store for Randy Orton at Unforgiven. Lesnar says he went out and got a legendary opponent for tonight, someone very close to Randy Orton...
...Randy's father, "Cowboy" Bob Orton!
Orton gets in the ring and asks for a microphone.
Now, Brock, I know you were hoping we'd have some kind of match tonight. But the only reason I'm here is to ask you to listen to reason. My son is the most important thing in my life, and I'm not about to let you destroy him at Unforgiven.
Orton gets right in Lesnar's face.
The only way you're going to do that to my son, is over my dead body. So no, we're not going to have a match tonight boy - we're going to have a fight!
Orton smacks Lesnar in the face with the mic, then begins attacking him with punches and forearms. Lesnar quickly turns the tables, and begins beating on Orton in the corner. He's still beating him down when the music hits and Randy Orton makes a beeline for the ring. He goes right after Lesnar, and they brawl - but Lesnar soon overpowers him, and begins assaulting him on the mat. "Cowboy" comes at Lesnar from behind, and Lesnar gets up and floors him with a clothesline. Lesnar pulls "Cowboy" up and throws him over the top rope and to the floor. Randy attacks again from behind, but Lesnar turns around and F-5's him. He throws Randy to the floor to join his father, as the announcers speculate about a very one-sided title match at Unforgiven.
With just six days left until Unforgiven, tonight's RAW will feature a special look back at the careers of both Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton during 2004.
A video package airs showing Brock Lesnar in 2004: Including defeating Goldberg at WrestleMania XX, defeating Chris Benoit for the World Heavyweight championship at Bad Blood and possibly ending the career of Shawn Michaels at SummerSlam. We also get a look at the various beatdowns he's given since arriving on RAW.
A video package airs showing Randy Orton in 2004: Including defeating The Rock N' Sock Connection at WrestleMania XX, defeating Cactus Jack at Backlash and defeating Chris Benoit for the World Heavyweight championship at SummerSlam.
Another video package airs showing the feud between Lesnar and Orton, as well as hyping up this Sunday's Unforgiven PPV.
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH - BROCK LESNAR VS RANDY ORTON (C)
The bell rings, and Lesnar dominates right out of the gate. He goes on beating Orton for several minutes, quickly busting him open. Orton tries to fight back, but it has no effect - and Lesnar gets right back to working him over. The ref makes Lesnar back off, as he checks on Orton, who is oozing blood and in a very bad way.
Lesnar goes right back on the assault, then stops to talk trash to the fans. He turns...right in to an RKO! The fans erupt in cheers as Orton covers Lesnar...
1...2...NO! Lesnar powers out at two, and he looks pissed off. Lesnar begins hitting Orton even harder than before, and keeps working that open wound on the champion's forehead. The ref makes Lesnar back off again, and checks on Orton. He wants to stop the match, but Orton stops him.
Stop this match, and I'll kill you!
Lesnar laughs at this. Lesnar comes over, and hoists Orton up in to the corner, and begins working him over with more punches to that open wound. Lesnar's hands are covered in Orton's blood.
Orton's in a bad way, and collapses when Lesnar backs off. The ref checks on him again and wants to stop the match, but Lesnar pushes him aside and kicks Orton on to his back. Lesnar covers Orton and begins using MMA-style forearm strikes on the open wound. The ref finally manages to pull Lesnar away, and calls for the bell.
WINNER BY REFEREE STOPPAGE AND NEW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: BROCK LESNAR
Lesnar poses with the title, before leaving the ring and heading to the back. EMT's are out, and load Orton on to a stretcher. They take Orton away, and Unforgiven ends on a final shot of the now former champion's crimson face.