WWF RAW 1/14/2002
Credit to: Rajah.com
WWF RAW Opener:
WWF RAW started off with clips from WWF Smackdown! on Thursday night when Stone Cold went against Kurt Angle in a one on one match. During that match, Kane hit the ring and gave Stone Cold a choke slam, and then he went on to give Kurt Angle a choke slam! After that, The Big Show and Triple H got involved, and Triple H was left standing in the ring as the Undertaker looked on from the stage! The Royal Rumble is this Sunday night, and it was announced over the weekend on Federation programming that The Big Show and Kane officially entered themselves in the Royal Rumble!
In the arena:
The usual RAW fireworks went off in Dallas, Texas and Jim Ross and Jerry “The King” Lawler kicked off the show on commentary!
In ring promo:
Ric Flair’s music then hit, and he made his way out as the co-owner of the World Wrestling Federation! This Sunday at the Royal Rumble, it’ll be Vince McMahon vs. Ric Flair in a one on one match, and it’s not going to be a pretty match! Ric Flair got on the mic, and he greeted Dallas, Texas. God, what a wrestling history they have there. God only knows that in 1984 when Ric got off that jet airplane, made his way to Texas Stadium to wrestle Kerry Von Erich, that was wrestling history. But the Nature Boy, Woooo, is about to make history again! Because at the Royal Rumble on Sunday night, he’s going to wrestle Vince McMahon. Now, he would be a liar if he wasn’t to tell us that in recent weeks, he’s been humbled by the great Vince McMahon. He’s been brought to his knees and left in the middle of the ring by the great Vince McMahon. Yes, he’s been humbled, but not so humbled, that just incase you didn’t see it, here it is. Ric showed some clips from last week when Vince McMahon mocked Flair on RAW. Ric said you can only imagine how that makes him feel. Wearing a robe that Ric wore to defend the Heavyweight Championship. They showed more footage, and that was of Vince hitting Ric Flair with a lead pipe. Ric said that he’s humbled, but not so humbled that he won’t show yet one last clip of Vince talking about him on Smackdown! last week. They showed the footage from the Interview from Smackdown!, and Vince said that he enjoys destroying lives. It turns him on. Ric said that he’s honored that Vince called him an icon, but you can only imagine how it was for Flair to walk around, carrying the burden of knowing what Vince did to him. It didn’t turn him on, but it got the engine going! Getting back to Vince and the abuse of power, and millions of dollars and ownership of a huge company. Now, Ric is going to abuse his powers by making the match at the Royal Rumble into a Street Fight! No rules. No count outs. No disqualifications. Nothing stops that match! They are going to fill their boots. They’re going to bleed, they’re going to sweat, and they’re going to pay the price until one of them walks out a winner. Guaranteed. We’re paying for it, and we’re going to see a winner. One last thing that really has gotten under his skin. Ric took his jacket off, and he said that Vince said last week, to be the man, you’ve beat the man. WELL YOU’RE RIGHT! AND NOW…Ric strutted around the ring and he gave the mic an elbow drop and then a knee drop, and then he said at the Royal Rumble? Now McMahon, now! Why wait. Vince has grapefruits the size of Dallas. Why wait? Come on! Ric asked Vince why wait until the Rumble? Let’s do it now! The music of Chris Jericho hit in the arena and he made his way out as the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion. The fans chanted “Jericho sucks!” as Jericho was ready to speak. Chris asked Ric if he disappointed him? Was he expecting somebody else? Why wouldn’t he be expecting someone else? There used to be a time in this company when it revolved around one man, and one man only, and that man sure as hell wasn’t the owner, it was the Champion. And guess what, jack offs? Chris Jericho is the Champion! You know what that means? That means that the entire World Wrestling Federation revolves around Chris Jericho. That means the entire WORLD revolves around Y2J! Let’s be honest, most importantly of all, Ric Flair’s life revolves around Jericho. Why else is he facing Mr. McMahon at the Royal Rumble? Chris knows why. It’s because he wants to prove that he’s still got what it takes. He wants to prove that he’s still got the goods to be the Champion. Speaking as the Undisputed Champion of the world, and speaking as the man, who on Sunday at the Royal Rumble is going to beat The Rock for the 5th time, speaking as that man, allow him to put it to Flair bluntly: Flair, you don’t have what it takes. But guess what? It’s quite honest that Chris has what it takes. Look at him, he’s got the class. He has got the style. He has the raw charisma. As a matter a fact, you can even call him the anti Texan. Look, there’s no stupid cowboy hat on his gorgeous head. There’s no out dated cheesy cowboy boots on his gorgeous feet. There ain’t no chaw in his craw, and he has never said “Howdy!” in his entire life, and thank God for that! Chris Jericho has absolutely nothing in common with Texas! But Ric Flair does. As a matter a fact, Ric has something in common with the most influential Texan himself, the President, George W. Bush. Even though it’s not cool to make fun of the President now a days, why not? He’s not Chris Jericho’s leader. But Ric Flair and Bush have something in common. They’ve both got a lot of power. The fans started chanting “Asshole, asshole!” and Chris said like he really gives a damn what all these Texans think. Ric and Bush both have a lot of accolades, but on Sunday at the Royal Rumble, Ric is going to do the exact same thing that George Bush did yesterday. On Sunday, Ric Flair is going to choke. Chris dropped the mic, and Ric Flair got mad and nailed Chris with a hard right hand and then he backed him into the corner and chopped away on him. Chris fired back with some chops on his own on Ric Flair, and Ric Flair gave Chris Jericho a low blow! Ric then gave Chris another low blow and then he knocked Chris down with a hard right hand. Ric Flair grabbed Chris Jericho by the leg, and he put him in the figure four leg lock, and the fans went NUTS! Vince McMahon then stormed to the ring, and he nailed Ric Flair in the back of the head and the back with the lead pipe. Vince said that it looks like Flair made wrestling history again, look at that, he’s unconscious in the middle of the ring, just like he’s going to be in the Royal Rumble this Sunday. By the way, on behalf of the ownership of the WWF, Vince would like to apologize to the Undisputed Champion for Ric Flair putting his hands on him. Vince asked Chris to help Mr. Flair up, just like he’s going to need some help after this match on Sunday. Chris helped Flair up, and Vince taunted Ric Flair and he slapped him around. Vince said that he’s been practicing his field goal kicking. He’s going to put one right on Ric. There’s the snap, and there’s the kick. Vince went to kick Ric Flair, but Ric blocked it, and he took Vince down. Ric went for the figure four, but Chris Jericho was quick to stop him. Chris Jericho then held onto Flair, and Vince nailed Flair in the mid section with the lead pipe! Vince McMahon and Chris Jericho then celebrated together, and then they both left the ring.
Christian and Lance Storm were shown, and they were talking about what Chris Jericho just did. They loved it. Chris showed up, and Christian asked Chris if he saw the look in the fans’ faces? Chris said even better, did you see Chris Jericho and Vince teach Ric a lesson? Lance asked Chris how his leg is, and Chris said his leg is fine. He never felt better. Bradshaw showed up, and he told Chris that if he’s got a problem with Ric Flair, that’s between those two. But Chris Jericho came into Bradshaw’s home state and trashed the fans and George Bush? Bradshaw challenged the three of them to a match tonight, because he can find some partners. Bradshaw left, and Christian said not to worry. Bradshaw has no friends.
Vince McMahon was shown leaving the arena as if he just robbed a bank, and he got in a limo and took off!
Referee: Jack Doan
Spike Dudley vs. Bubba Ray Dudley
The music of the Dudley Boyz hit in the arena and they made their way to the ring for a one on one match with Bubba Ray Dudley against Spike Dudley. Spike was quick to get in the ring, and he went right at it with Bubba. Bubba hammered away on Spike in the corner, and then Bubba slammed Spike into the corner. Bubba then grabbed Spike and slammed him down to the mat by the hair. Bubba Ray Dudley then pressed Spike Dudley over his head and then he went to throw him out of the ring, but Spike raked Bubba’s face and Bubba went down. Spike pinned Bubba, but he couldn’t get the win. Spike mounted Bubba in the corner, and he gave him a number of right hands, but Bubba knocked Spike down. Bubba then gave Spike a body slam and he went to the second rope and came off with a Bubba splash, but Spike moved out of the way. Spike nailed Bubba with a number of right hands and then he went off the ropes and nailed him with a hard right hand. D-Von took Spike down by grabbing his boot and then D-Von got on the apron. Bubba went to hit Spike, but Spike moved and he hit D-Von. Spike went for the Dudley Dog, but Bubba got out of it. Stacy got on the apron, and the Dudleys went for the double team headbutt, but Tazz knocked D-Von down. Spike Dudley then hooked Bubba Ray Dudley in a victory roll pin for a three count to get the win!
Winner – Spike Dudley
After the match, Tazz talked trash and he and Spike went on their way.
A limo was shown arriving, and Jerry speculated that it was Vince returning, but the limo was a different color. Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley got out of the limo, and she complained about being late. Triple H got out of the limo was well, and Stephanie said that she was so frustrated. She doesn’t even know what to do. Stephanie told Triple H to get back in the car, so they can kick the bell clerk’s ass. Triple H told her to calm down. Relax. Take a walk or something. Triple H said that he’s going to kick someone’s ass tonight, but it’s not going to be a bell clerk’s. Triple H went on his way, and Stephanie yelled at the limo driver.
Referee: Chad Patten
Tajiri and The Hurricane vs. Billy and Chuck
Billy and Chuck made their way to the ring for a tag team match against the Hurricane and Tajiri! Billy got on the mic, and he said that he hopes that the Hurricane is satisfied. After Heat, they were set up to go on a double date with these two hot chicks, but after Heat, they were so upset that they had to cancel. What is his deal anyway? If anyone has the body to be a super hero, it’s them. Even Superman can’t touch this! The Hurricane and Tajiri came out, and The Hurricane got on the mic and said that these two with hot chicks? What’s up with that? And the only super hero they have anything in common with is the human torch. Flame on! Billy and Chuck got mad at the Hurricane and Tajiri and they attacked them to start off the match. Billy hammered away on the Hurricane and then Chuck pulled Helms onto the top rope. Billy slammed The Hurricane’s head into the boot of Chuck Palumbo and then Billy made the tag to Chuck. Chuck got in the ring and he hammered away on the Hurricane in the corner and then he choked him with his boot. Chuck kicked The Hurricane as he was down and then he pinned him for a two count. Chuck slammed the Hurricane’s head into the corner and then he made the tag to Billy Gunn. Billy got in the ring and whipped the Hurricane off the ropes, and the Hurricane came back with a tornado DDT. Helms knocked Chuck down as he got in the ring off the tag, and then he made the tag to Tajiri. Tajiri hammered away on Chuck and then he knocked Billy down from the apron. Tajiri went for the springboard elbow, but Chuck caught him. Chuck held onto Tajiri, but Tajiri ducked as Billy Gunn nailed Chuck. The Hurricane then came off the top rope with a cross body on Billy Gunn and then he whipped Chuck into Tajiri, who caught Chuck in the Tarantula. Tajiri then knocked Billy down with a kick and then Chuck nailed Tajiri with a super kick and then he pinned him for a three count to get the win.
Winners – Billy and Chuck
A shot of the parking lot was shown, and the Undertaker showed up on his motorcycle, and he’s here tonight! This Sunday, he will be a part of the Royal Rumble match on pay per view!
WWF New York:
A shot of WWF New York was shown, and Scotty and Albert were there. They have entered themselves into the Rumble.
Kurt Angle and Michael Cole were shown, and Kurt Angle talked about his match on Thursday. He said that he had Stone Cold where he wanted him when Kane stuck his nose in his business. Who does Kane think he is? He wants to make a statement? He thinks he’s going to win the Royal Rumble? Kurt has a statement for him. You’ve messed with the wrong guy. Kane wants to mess with Kurt? Go toe to toe with him? To quote the popular singer Shakira. Whenever, where ever. Last year, Kane had a very impressive Royal Rumble. He nearly won the damn thing, but does he have a Gold Medal? Didn’t think so. Being a big red freak isn’t an Olympic sport. So Kane wants to make an example out of him? Well tonight, Kurt is going to make an example out of Kane. Remember the last time they wrestled? Kurt made Kane tap. Kane was crying like a baby, but tonight, it’s going to be worse. Kurt is going to break Kane’s ankle, and it’s very difficult throwing 29 other wrestlers over the top rope with a broken ankle. Oh it’s true. It’s true.
Stephanie was shown in the backstage area, trying to get a backstage pass, and Debra walked by. Debra said something to Dave Hebner, and Stephanie said it sounded like Debra said something to her about her husband and the Royal Rumble. Debra told Stephanie that Stone Cold is going to whip Triple H’s butt! Stephanie said she guesses it’s true what they say. Blondes are dumb, because Triple H is going to kick Stone Cold’s butt. Stephanie and Debra continued to argue, and Debra said that Stone Cold is going throw Triple H over the top rope. Stephanie said that she happens to know that Triple H is going to throw Debra over the top rope. The two shoved each other as they argued, and Debra slapped Stephanie across the face, and then Stephanie slapped Debra back! Debra then took Stephanie down by the hair and then Stephanie pulled Debra down and the two fought and WWF officials were there to break it up. Harvey Wippleman tried to tell Debra that’s enough, but Debra told him to shut up, and she slapped him across the face!
Number One Contendership Match
Referee: Michael Chioda
Jackie vs. Jazz
In the arena, Trish Stratus’ music hit, and she made her way to the ringside area for this next match, which is Jackie against Jazz in a number one contendership match for the Women’s Title! The winner of this match will meet Trish Stratus at the Royal Rumble for the Women’s Title. Jazz got in the ring with Jackie, and the two went right at it with hard hits. Jackie knocked Jazz down with a heel kick and then she pinned Jazz for a two count. Jazz knocked Jacqueline down and then she pinned her for a two count. Jazz went for a splash, but Jackie moved out of the way. Jackie then kicked away on Jazz and then she whipped her off the ropes and gave her a flap jack. Jackie then knocked Jazz down with a hard clothesline and then Jazz fired back with a clothesline of her own. Jazz then hooked Jackie in a fisherman buster and then a pin for a three count to get the win!
Winner – Jazz
After the match, Jazz went over by Trish, and the two tried to get at each other, but the referee restrained Jazz as Jerry Lawler restrained Trish.
Kane was shown walking in the backstage area, and he’s up against Kurt Angle, next!
Referee: Charles Robinson
Kurt Angle vs. Kane
Kurt Angle’s music hit in the arena and he made his way to the ring for his one on one match against the Big Red Machine, Kane. Kurt Angle stood face to face with Kane when Kane got in the ring, and the two exchanged words. Kurt gave Kane some right hands, and then he went behind Kane and hooked him, but Kane gave Kurt a reverse elbow to knock him down. Kurt Angle bailed to the outside of the ring, and then he pulled Kane out of the ring. Kane gave Kurt some right hands on the outside, and then he picked him up and dropped him onto the security wall. Kane rolled Kurt back into the ring, and Kurt hammered away on Kane, and then Kane gave Kurt a power slam. Kane backed Kurt Angle into the corner and he gave him a series of shoulder blocks and then a hard shot to the back to knock him down. Kane gave Kurt Angle a body slam and then he whipped him into the corner and Kurt gave Kane a reverse elbow and then he picked Kurt up by the throat and slammed him down to the mat. Kane then went for an elbow drop, but Kurt avoided it. Kurt powered Kane into the corner and then he took Kane down with a fireman carry and then he gave him some right hands into the corner. Kurt chopped away on Kane and then Kane grabbed Kurt’s hand and knocked Kurt down with a clothesline and then another. Kane whipped Kurt off the ropes and gave him a back body drop and then he whipped him into the corner. Kane gave Kurt a sidewalk slam and then Kane made his way to the top rope and Kurt hopped up and pulled Kane down with a suplex! Kurt Angle then kicked Kane as he was down and then he gave him a number of right hands on the mat. Kurt went for the ankle lock, but Kane countered with an Enziguri! Kane got to his feet and knocked Kurt down with a series of right hands and then he knocked Kurt down with a big boot. Kane powered Kurt into the corner and he gave him a number of right hands. Kane whipped Kurt into the corner and gave him a tilt a whirl power slam. Kane then went to the top rope and Kurt went after him, and Kane hit him in the head and then Kane came off the top rope with a jumping clothesline on Kurt to knock him down. Kane then went for the tombstone, but Kurt got out of it, and he got Kane in a waist lock. Kane fought out of it, and then he went for a choke slam on Kurt, but Kurt took Kane down by the arm and then he put him in the ankle lock submission, and Kane tried to get to the ropes and he did just that, but Kurt pulled Kane back to the center of the ring. Kane got to the ropes once again, and Kurt wouldn’t release the hold. Kurt finally released the hold and Kane got up, and Kurt took him down in the angle slam and then he pinned him for a two count! Kurt couldn’t believe that Kane kicked out, and he got angry and Kane sat right up. Kane grabbed Kurt by the throat, and Kurt used the referee as a shield, and Kane gave Kurt Angle and referee Charles Robinson a choke slam at the same time! Kane then got on his knees on the mat, and he put Kurt Angle in the ankle lock, and Kurt Angle was quick to tap out, but there was no referee to signal for the bell. Kane tried to wake the referee up, but he couldn’t do it. Kurt got up, and Kane knocked him right back down with a hard right hand and then he put him in the ankle lock once again, and the referee finally started moving around. Kurt countered Kane, and he pinned him, holding the ropes, and he got a three count!
Winner – Kurt Angle
Triple H and Stephanie were shown backstage, and Stephanie complained about what Debra did. Stephanie could do nothing but complain, and Triple H yelled at her. “Enough, ENOUGH!” Triple H said that he doesn’t need these distractions, and Stephanie told Triple H that Debra said that Stone Cold is going to kick Triple H’s ass in the Rumble. Triple H said that he kicked Austin’s ass before, and if he wants to get in his way at the Rumble, then he will have no problem kicking his ass again.
The office of the APA were shown, and Faarooq and Bradshaw were there playing cards, and talking about tonight. Someone knocked on the door, and it was The Big Show. The APA invited him to have a seat, and he sat down with them. Booker T showed up, and he said that he was looking for the training room. Bradshaw said that he needs a barber! The APA bitched at him for walking in the back door, and then The Big Show said that they were talking about kicking ass, but with Rikishi, Booker T was licking a lot of ass. Booker T said that maybe it’s The Big Show that needs his ass kicked, and maybe Booker T is the one to do it. Booker T and The Big Show argued, and then they left, separately. Bradshaw said that they need a partner, and he thinks he’s got an idea!
Referee: Nick Patrick
Edge and Rob Van Dam vs. William Regal and Test
Edge’s music hit, and he made his way to the ring as the WWF Intercontinental Champion! Jim Ross confirmed that this Sunday, Edge’s Intercontinental Title will be put on the line when Edge goes one on one with William Regal. Rob Van Dam’s music hit, and he made his way out, and Jim Ross announced that Rob Van Dam has entered the Royal Rumble as well! William Regal’s music then hit, and he made his way out, and the fans booed him. The referee checked Regal for the brass knuckles on the outside of the ring, and Test entered through the crowd and attacked Rob Van Dam and Edge in the ring. Regal got the brass knuckles out from under the ring, as Rob took Test down with a heel kick. Rob pinned Test, but he only got a two count. Rob knocked Regal down and then he went for a heel kick on Test, but Test ducked it. Test took Rob down with a full nelson slam and then he hammered away on him. Test made the tag to Regal, and Regal gave Rob a stiff kick to the head, and then some European uppercuts. Regal jammed his knee into Rob Van Dam’s throat as he made the tag, and Test got in the ring, and he’ll also be in the Royal Rumble. Test backed Rob Van Dam into the corner, and he gave Rob a reverse elbow and then he choked him with his boot. Test whipped Rob into the corner and then he gave him a hard clothesline and then into the other corner and another hard clothesline. Test shoved Rob down to the mat, and he pinned him for a two count. Test got Rob in a reverse chin lock on the mat to wear him down. Rob knocked Test down with a heel kick, and both men went down. Both men were able to make the tag, and Edge got in there and went at it with Regal with a series of clotheslines. Edge knocked Test down and then he took Regal down to the mat with the Edge-o-Matic. Edge pinned Regal, but he only got a two count. Rob went to the top rope, and he knocked Test down with a kick to the chest, and then Regal nailed Rob Van Dam with the brass knuckles. Edge gave Test the DDT and then Regal nailed Edge right in the jaw with the brass knuckles, and then he pinned him for a three count to get the win.
Winners – William Regal and Test
Chris Jericho, Christian and Lance Storm were shown, and Christian said that Bradshaw is up to something. Chris said that he beat The Rock and Austin in the same night, so there’s nothing to worry about. They saw the APA on the Television with Rikishi, and those three didn’t seem to like that!
Referee: Teddy Long
Booker T vs. The Big Show
Booker T’s music hit and he made his way to the ring for his one on one match against The Big Show, and Jim Ross pointed out that Booker T has also entered the Royal Rumble! Booker T attacked The Big Show as he got in the ring, and The Big Show went for a clothesline, but Booker T ducked it and went for a splash, but The Big Show caught him and The Big Show gave Booker T a power slam. The Big Show chopped Booker T in the corner, and Booker T ducked, and then he nailed The Big Show with a super kick. The Big Show hooked Booker T in a side slam and then he whipped Booker T off the ropes, but Booker T held onto the ropes. The Big Show charged at Booker T, and Booker T ducked it and pulled the ropes down and The Big Show fell to the outside of the ring. Booker T then beat up on The Big Show on the outside of the ring, and then The Big Show slammed Booker T into the ring post. The two battled back into the ring, and Booker T knocked The Big Show down with a chop block, and then the scissors kick. Booker T pinned The Big Show, but he only got a two count. Booker T gave The Big Show some shots to the back and then he went off the ropes and The Big Show caught him in a flap jack. The Big Show whipped Booker T into the corner, and Booker T kicked The Big Show in the face and then he gave him a shot to the knee. The Big Show fell into the exposed turnbuckle, and that knocked him out, and then Booker T pinned him for a three count to get the win.
Winner – Booker T
After the match, Booker T performed the spinaroonie then.
A shot of Stone Cold Steve Austin’s locker room was shown, and after the break, they are going to try to get a word with Stone Cold! Michael Cole was shown with Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Michael said that earlier tonight, we heard some controversial remarks from Triple H concerning the Rumble. Comments on what Triple H had to say? Stone Cold hit Michael Cole with a bunch of whats, and then he gave his comments. Austin said he and Triple H don’t agree. Got time for a story? It’s a story about a man named Stone Cold who rolled into Dallas, Texas last night. When he rolled into Texas, he was real thirsty, so he went to a bar and started drinking some beers. Then he started throwing darts. Playing pool. Drinking beer. Then he got on a mechanical bull. Rode it front ways, sideways, backwards, front ways, two handed, one handed, no handed, finally had to shut that sum bitch down, because he wore it out. Then he started drinking more beer, and he started a fight. The whole bar started fighting. He whipped everybody’s ass and threw them all out the door! Finally, the bar tender said “Stone Cold, Stone Cold, Stone Cold!” and Austin said “What?” Austin was asked why he was throwing everybody out of the bar, and Austin said that he was getting ready for the Rumble. The bar tender then said that he heard Triple H was coming back to win the Rumble. Austin drank some of that beer, put it down, looked the bar tender right in the eye and said “What?” Austin said that’s not going to happen. Triple H is going to do a lot of things in his life. He made a big come back, he looks great, he’s the game, and he’s that damn good. He can do all the bench presses, shoulder presses, lap pull downs, bar bell curls, triceps extensions, squats, dead lifts, crunches, leg lifts, he can do all that, but there’s one thing he’ll never do is thrown Stone Cold Steve Austin over the top rope, that just won’t happen. Austin told the bar tender that he’s working on his strategy right now. Austin showed the bar tender his beer belly, and he said by lowering his center of gravity, it makes it harder for a man to throw him over the top rope! He looked at the bar tender and said he’s not going to mess with the mechanical bull anymore, and he can let everybody back in, because he’s going to work on his beer belly. When he does that, he’s going to get some burgers, and fill up. The bottom line is that Stone Cold is going to the Rumble to win to go to Wrestlemania, and that’s the bottom line, because Stone Cold said so!
Six Man Tag Team Match
Referee: Tim White
Chris Jericho, Lance Storm and Christian vs. Rikishi and the APA
Chris Jericho’s music hit in the arena, and he made his way out to the ring as the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion along with Lance Storm and Christian for this six man tag team match. The APA and Rikishi were quick to come out, and they went right at it with Jericho, Storm and Rikishi took Chris Jericho down with a Samoan drop, and he went for the stink ace, but Chris Jericho bailed out of the ring. Lance Storm got in the ring and he took Rikishi down and then he backed him into the corner and gave him a number of right hands. Chris got back in the ring, and he chopped away on Rikishi and then Rikishi hooked Chris in a belly to belly suplex. Both men made the tag, and Bradshaw got in the ring against Lance Storm and he knocked him down with a shoulder block and a boot to the face. Lance made the tag to Christian, and he got in the ring, and Bradshaw caught him and gave him a fall away slam. Bradshaw chopped Chris Jericho across the chest and then he went for a power bomb, but Lance Storm came off the top rope with a clothesline to knock him down. Chris rolled Bradshaw up in a pin for a two count, and then Chris hit Bradshaw with a drop kick. Chris, Christian and Storm triple teamed Bradshaw in the corner and then Christian choked Bradshaw in the other corner. Bradshaw whipped Christian into the corner and Christian came back with a kick and then Bradshaw gave Christian a power slam from the second rope. Bradshaw made the tag to Faarooq, and Faarooq got in the ring with a spinebuster on Christian and then on Chris Jericho, and he went for the dominator on Storm, but he couldn’t get it on. Rikishi got in the ring, as well as Bradshaw, and Bradshaw nailed Christian with the Clothesline from Hell. Faarooq gave Christian a power slam, and then a pin, but Storm had the referee distracted. Chris Jericho then took Faarooq down with the break down, and then he pinned him for a three count to get the win!
Winners – Chris Jericho, Christian and Lance Storm
Stephanie was shown in the backstage area with Triple H, and Triple H said that he’s out of here. Stephanie asked him where he’s going, and Triple H said that he’s going to the ring, and she wanted to come, but Triple H said that he’s going alone!
In ring promo:
Triple H’s music hit in the arena and he made his way out to a huge pop! Triple H got on the mic and said that last Monday night, he walked down that ramp. Last Monday night, after eight months and after everything he went through, after everybody said he couldn’t come back, he walked down that ramp and got in this ring. As Jim Ross said, twenty two thousand fans at Madison Square Garden stood on their feet as one, and whether they loved him or hated him, they all roared to show their respect for the Game. But what Jim Ross also said was that they roared for a comeback that was complete. He couldn’t have been anymore wrong. If you think that was it. If you think that he spent 8 months of his life going through hell, living like a hermit, busting his ass, doing what doctors told him that could not be done, just so he could stand in this ring one time, just so he can be one of the boys, you were wrong. If you thought that he did all of that, so he can stand here and just be another face in the crowd, just be another WWF Superstar, you were dead wrong. He went through all of that. Every second. Every hour. Every day, every week, every month, for one reason, and that was to come back here to be the best. This Sunday at the Royal Rumble, 30 men will compete for the honor to go to Wrestlemania for the opportunity to win the one thing that separates everybody. To win the one thing that says that beyond a shadow of a doubt, you are the best that there is. That you have no equal. The winner of the Royal Rumble goes to Wrestlemania to compete for the Undisputed Championship of the World Wrestling Federation. And this Sunday, Triple H will win the Royal Rumble. And it’s not going to matter who you are. It’s not going to matter what your name is. Triple H doesn’t care if your name is Stone Cold Steve Austin. Now, that might sound a little bit cocky, but like the song says, it ain’t bragging if you can back it up, and he can back up every single word he says, because he is the Game, and he is that damn good! Stone Cold Steve Austin’s music hit, and he made his way out to the ring! Stone Cold stood face to face with Triple H and Austin tried to get to the turnbuckle for some more posing, but Triple H stood in Austin’s way. Triple H and Austin exchanged words, and then they hammered away on each other with right hands! Austin went for the stunner, but Triple H countered it and he went for the Pedigree on Austin, but Austin got out of it with a back body drop. The Undertaker showed up at ringside with a steel chair, and he nailed Triple H with it, and then Austin gave Triple H the Stunner, and then the Undertaker got in the ring and nailed Stone Cold with the steel chair! The Undertaker stood tall in the ring as WWF RAW went off the air!