The last stand before One Night Stand
TORONTO -- "There is no doubt whether I can get the job done," promised a confident John Cena on Raw Monday night, referring to his upcoming One Night Stand Pinfalls Count Anywhere Match against The Great Khali.
"I give you my word that I can, and will, defeat The Great Khali!" Our fans know that only time will tell if the WWE Champion can hang on to his gold by toppling the mountain that is The Great Khali.
The main event of Raw saw the unlikely trio of Shane McMahon, Umaga & The Great Khali conquering WWE Champion John Cena & Bobby Lashley. Shane lived up to his promise of pinning Lashley by landing a flying elbow drop from the top rope on the muscular chest of the former ECW World Champion. Read the whole story…
Raw's main event actually marked the second appearance of the night by Shane McMahon. Earlier, Shane-O-Mac announced that in two weeks on Raw from Wilkes-Barre, Pa., every Superstar and Diva from Raw, SmackDown and ECW will gather for the first-ever tri-branded draft. Read the whole story…
Recently at Judgment Day, Randy Orton squared off against the legendary Showstopper Shawn Michaels. After the match ended, Orton shocked our fans by delivering a devastating RKO to the already concussed HBK. Last week, Rob Van Dam granted WWE.com an exclusive interview in which he had harsh words for Orton regarding the Judgment Day match and Orton's respect for the sports-entertainment business. After reading RVD's interview, the Legend Killer demanded a match with the ECW Original on Raw. In a horrific mirroring of the events that occurred at Judgment Day, the referee stopped the match due to Rob Van Dam's unresponsive nature. Get an update on Rob Van Dam's condition…
In related news, WWE.com has learned that Shawn Michaels has recently been released from the care of doctors. Michaels' medical team have stated that although his condition has not worsened, they have done all they can do for the injured Superstar.
In other Raw action, the talented Hardys along with Cade & Murdoch used their patented maneuvers to conquer The World's Greatest Tag Team and Johnny Nitro & Kenny Dykstra in an Eight-Man Tag Team Match. Immediately following the pin, Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas claimed that because they were not the ones pinned, they deserved an opportunity to face The Hardys for their World Tag Team Championships. Never a tag team to back down from a challenge, The Hardys agreed to a match at One Night Stand and added an additional challenge to the mix: the contest would be a Ladder Match!
In a match filled with sour grapes (or is it sour apples?), Carlito teamed with Victoria to defeat his former mentor Ric Flair, and former girlfriend Torrie Wilson. At the end of this special Intergender Tag Team Match, Carlito stepped into the ring with Torrie and laid an unwelcome kiss on the gorgeous Diva. Torrie slapped Carlito and he countered with a vicious Backstabber that allowed him to pin his ex and pick up the win.
Also on Raw, Santino Marella was conquered by Chris Masters' powerful Master Lock much to the dismay of the lovely Maria, who seems to be showing some interest in the Italian Superstar. If our fans needed even more of the Sexiest Women on Television, then the first-ever Memorial Day Bikini Beach Blast Battle Royal that started the show certainly didn't disappoint. SmackDown's Michelle McCool won the match and will get her own special photo shoot featured on WWE.com.
Lastly, it has been announced that WWE Champion John Cena will put his title on the line at Saturday Night's Main Event against The Great Khali in a Special Challenge Match.