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Raw now Regal's new British empire

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The stars in the Buffalo sky were aligned for William Regal. After faking a foot injury, Regal sat most of Mr. McMahon's ordered Battle Royal out on the arena floor, grasping at his ankle and taking his boot off. He wisely watched and waited as titans such as King Booker, Umaga and Mr. Kennedy were thrown over the top rope. Then, like a coiled snake, Regal struck.

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Mr. McMahon arrives, ready to strike back

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Mr. McMahon will strike back tonight on Raw -- and he has arrived at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y.

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Unplanned parenthood for Mr. McMahon

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Less than two months after allegedly going out in a blaze of glory, Mr. McMahon struck back on Raw, triggering an explosive series of events that rocked our fans and Raw's Superstars in the HSBC Arena to their very core. However, in a scene eerily reminiscent of the one he admitted to staging at the conclusion of Raw June 11, WWE's Chairman received a bombshell Monday night that might have him wishing that he had been "blown to smithereens" in his stretch limousine in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

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Carlito and Orton bring together hesitant odd couple

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- As Umaga snarled in the ring and WWE Champion John Cena slumped in the corner, the widened eyes and stunned expressions on Carlito and Randy Orton's faces told the story.

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Familiar brand of hell welcomed back

BUFFALO, N.Y -- The swagger -- the flapping elbows, the power walk -- through the curtain was unmistakable. The familiar lyrics of his entrance theme, "No chance, no chance … in HELL!" were undeniable. Our fans in the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y., craned their necks -- some actually bowed in reverence -- as Mr. McMahon seemingly rose from the fiery ashes and cheated death itself. Only the Chairman admitted that he staged his own death and declared he wanted to take advantage of his right to freedom of expression.

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Checkmate: Booker beats Lawler in battle of kings

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- At first, it didn't look like a kingly battle between monarchs. It looked more like a Pier 6 brawl on Raw between WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler and King Booker, both fighting for the right to be crowned by the loser next week ... Unfortunately, Queen Sharmell proved to be a royal pain in Lawler's neck, distracting The King long enough to allow Booker to deliver his patented Scissors Kick and score the crowning pinfall.

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Is The Champ getting bombarded?

The mere act of spitting apple into someone's face is egregious enough to insinuate a brawl; but on Raw, when Carlito covered WWE Champion John Cena in saliva-drenched bits of a Granny Smith, he may have bit off more than his (loud) mouth can chew.

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