April 5, 2004|
Announcers: Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler
- HEAT TAPINGS:
- Chuck Palumbo def A-Train (dark match)..
- Steven Richards def The Hurricane..
- Garrison Cade def Val Venis..
- Rosey def Slam Shady (local jobber)..
- IN THE RING: Triple H + Shelton Benjamin..
- Triple H says that Shelton Benjamin makes for a great story, but in reality, it's nothing but a fluke!
- Triple H says that it's impossible for Chris Benoit to beat HHH & HBK two in a row back to back..
- Triple H says he knows Chris Benoit is starting to feel the pressure of having a target on his back..
- Shelton Benjamin's new music hits and he comes out to the ring and interrupts Triple H..
- Shelton Benjamin introduces himself as "the young punk kid from Smackdown! who beat you 1-2-3"..
- Shelton Benjamin says he wants to challenge Triple H to a rematch to prove that his win wasn't a fluke..
- Triple H says he'll do Shelton Benjamin a favour and decline the challenge..
- Shelton Benjamin agrees with HHH, saying it would feel horrible to lose twice to a "young punk kid"..
- Triple H changes his mind and accepts the challenge..
- Shelton Benjamin says that after tonight, Triple H can refer to him as Mr. Benjamin..
- NON (WORLD) TITLE MATCH: Chris Benoit vs Rob Conway..
- In a minor bonehead move by WWE management, Chris Benoit is now billed as "now residing in Altanta, Georgia"..
- La Resistance are introduced at being from Quebec City, Quebec (I guess they moved from France)..
- Special referee Johnny Nitro comes out to the old WCW Nitro theme song (nice touch)..
- Johnny Nitro says Eric Bischoff ruled that if Benoit lays a finger on him, he'll be stripped of his title!
- Late in the match, Johnny Nitro got accidentally knocked out of the ring..
- La Resistance double-teamed Chris Benoit but a second referee came down and took over..
- Chris Benoit quickly made Rob Conway tap out to the crippler crossface..
- BACKSTAGE: Eric Bischoff & William Regal...
- William Regal returns to the WWE and says he's had more ups and downs than a whore's drawers..
- Eric Bischoff says he has an assignment for William Regal, who says he's always up for anything (uhhuh)..
- Eric Bischoff says he's hired his nephew "Eugene" and he's a very special talent, and wants Regal to manage him..
- William Regal thanks Eric Bischoff for bringing him back and assures him that he'll make Eugene a star!
- MATCH: Chris Jericho vs Matt Hardy..
- Chris Jericho is announced as being from Manhatten, New York (whatsupitdat?)..
- Chirstian & Trish Stratus came out to the stage and sat on a chair together, and watched the match..
- Chris Jericho won the match after making Matt Hardy tap out to the Walls of Jericho..
- PROMO: Mick Foley..
- Mick Foley gives an intense promo saying he vowed never to return to the hardcore style..
- Mick Foley says that Hardcore means you had the attitude to give the fans the greatest show possible..
- Mick Foley says he went to Japan to participate in barbaric matches in order to pay the bills at home..
- Mick Foley pulls out a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire and says he'll bring it to Backlash!
- Mick Foley stands up and smashes the set around him as the crew run for their lives..
- BACKSTAGE: Evolution (Ric Flair, Randy Orton & Batista)..
- Randy Orton gets a little freaked out what he just saw on the monitor..
- Ric Flair gives Randy Orton a speech and then wishes Triple H well in his match with Shelton Benjamin..
- REMATCH: Triple H vs Shelton Benjamin..
- Eric Bischoff had ruled that anybody not part of the match gets involved, they will be fired..
- Ric Flair is the guest ring announcer, Batista is the guest bell ringer, Randy Orton is guest Trainer..
- Batista tossed Shelton Benjamin head first into the guard barrier and Benjamin landed on his neck hard!
- Later on, the fight spilled outside the ring, and Benjamin got in just in time and HHH was counted out!
- Evolution surrounded Shelton Benjamin and delivered a four-on-one assult, busting him open hardcore!
- Chris Benoit, Mick Foley & Shawn Michaels eventually made the save...!
- WINNER: Shelton Benjamin (bloodied & unconcious) by COUNT OUT..
- WOMANS BATTLE ROYAL: Lita beat Trish Stratus, Jazz, Molly Holly, Gail Kim, Stacy Keibler, Nidia..
- All the divas were announced, then they went to commercial, when they came back all but 3 wrestlers remained!
- Relays of five divas getting eliminated (including Gail Kim doing a face-plant on the outside)..
- Lita eliminated Jazz, and that left Lita one-on-one with former gal-pal Trish Stratus..
- Chris Jericho made his way down to ringside and distracted Trish long enough for Lita to toss her out!
- Lita wins the battle royal and wins a title shot against Victoria at Backlash 2004!
- BACKSTAGE: William Regal & Eugene Dinsmore..
- William Regal finds Eugene backstage and is appauled to learn that he is a handicapped man..
- William Regal runs off to Eric Bischoff and protests being saddled with a "ninkinpoop"..
- Eugene ends up disappearing and ends up out in the arena playing around with JR & The King..
- William Regal goes and fetches him after he did a funny bushwhacker impression and licked the King..
- BACKSTAGE: Christian & Trish Stratus..
- Trish Stratus whines about being screwed out of the battle royal by Chris Jericho..
- Christian says it's okay, cause she has a match at Backlash - Christian & Trish vs Chris Jericho..
- MATCH: Tajiri vs Christian..
- The Coach joins JR & The King at the announce position and complains about Tajiri misting him last week..
- The Coach eventually made his way to ringside and caused Tajiri to get pinned by Christian..
- MATCH: Kane vs Rhyno..
- A minute into the match Rhyno hit the ropes and the middle rope broke all around the ring..
- Rhyno hit a Gore on Kane, but Kane kicked out and hit a chokeslam from hell for the victory!
- Edge walked down to the ring (cast on his arm) and brawled with Kane and speared him!
- Kane sat right up and give Edge a big kick to the face then tries to break Edge's other arm..
- Edge whacked Kane with the cast, Kane sat up again but fell right back down to the mat..
- BACKSTAGE: Chris Benoit & Shawn Michaels + Mick Foley + Johnny Nitro..
- Shawn Michaels says last week was awesome and that he'll have Benoits back whenever, but at Backlash, it's different..
- Shawn Michaels agrees with Triple H that the chances of Benoit beating HHH & HBK twice in a row is slim..
- Mick Foley shows up and says they should make sure tonight they're all on the same page..
- Johnny Nitro shows up and confiscates Mick Foley's barbed wire baseball bat (Bischoff's orders)..
- IN THE RING: Eric Bischoff & Chris Benoit & Mick Foley & Shawn Michaels..
- Eric Bischoff announces that Benoit, Foley, Michaels & Benjamin will face Evolution next week..
- Triple H comes down carrying a sledge hammer and the rest of Evolution attacks from behind!
- Triple H knocked Shawn Michaels out with the sledgehammer, Randy Orton RKO'd Foley on the floor!
- Triple H took Benoit down with a chairshot and a pedigree on the chair!
- RAW goes off the air...
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