Glamazon on the warpath
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mount. St. Glamazon is ready to erupt.
After dominating the Women's Champion Candice Michelle at Unforgiven, Beth Phoenix thought she should be wearing the gold as top Diva. But Candice caught the towering Phoenix in a crucifix, and scored a surprising pinfall.
The menacing Glamazon stood at ringside on Raw, staring down her Unforgiven opponent in Nashville as she competed in tag team action. After Candice and Mickie James defeated Melina and Jillian Hall, the Glamazon took the Women's Championship into the ring and placed it on the champion's shoulder. Then, Beth slapped the gold forcefully, perhaps as a warning to the Women's Champion that she's not settling for second best.
Beth locked eyes with Candice as she left the ring. Both elite Divas know that they may cross paths for the championship again, perhaps sooner than later.
In other developments on Raw:
A Hardy result
Still suffering from the ill-effects of The Great Khali's crushing Vise Grip a week ago, Jeff Hardy successfully defended his Intercontinental Championship against former three-time champion Shelton Benjamin.
As Benjamin tried to snatch and throw Hardy from the top turnbuckle, Hardy blocked the attempt and pushed Benjamin down to the canvas. The "Rainbow-haired Warrior" hit his patented Swanton Bomb and earned the hard-fought three-count.
Win for Old Glory
Ring veteran "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan defeated Daivari in a classic WWE match -- a Flag Match. With the flags of the USA and Iran above the corner posts, Duggan was able to send the Arab grappler to the floor and get to the Stars and Stripes first to earn the victory.
Mr. McMahon's efforts to rid himself of his illegitimate son, Hornswoggle, went awry. Hornswoggle didn't exactly mesh with his prospective new adopted family, leaving the Chairman fuming. Story … | Watch the video …
Handicap Match Not Cool
After being the butt of numerous "Hornswoggle's Mom" jokes, Mr. McMahon ordered Triple H to face the World Tag Team Champions Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch in a Handicap Match. Carlito interfered, but The Game fended off the cool Caribbean Superstar. The two will face off in a steel cage next week on Raw. Story … | Watch the video…