Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, February 19th, 2007
Location: The Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, CA
Results by Gerweck.com
– RAW starts with a video recap of last Thursday’s edition highlighting McMahon vs. Trump.
– We go to the arena where a barbers shop is set up in the ring, Mr. McMahon makes his way to the ring. McMahon says he’s excited for WrestleMania, his representative will beat Trump’s representative and he will take great pleasure in shaving Trump’s head bald, he says baldness is in at the minute, and shows a picture of Britney Spears, McMahon then has a few diferent images of Trump on the titan tron with different hair styles. He also mocks Hulk Hogan by giving Trump a Hogan hair style “brother, brother, brother, brother.” Vince then goes on to say that Trump has one week to name his representative and he expects the answer on RAW. Vince finally says that he has chosen his representative, out comes Umaga. McMahon says Umaga is unstoppable and that he is about to become Intercontinental Champion.
(1) Intercontinental Championship – Jeff Hardy vs. Umaga w/ Estrada. Umaga has the advantage from early on, Jeff tries to come back, Umaga hits a samoan drop followed by his running into the turnbuckle power move and finishes Jeff off with the Samoan Spike to become the new IC champion. As Umaga receives his new title, Vince is grinning from the entrance way.
– Images for RVD vs. Edge in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match and John Cena vs. Randy Orton are shown.
– Image is shown for Mickie James vs. Melina tonight.
– Barbers shop has been moved to the side of the entrance way.
(2) Ric Flair & Carlito w/ Torrie vs. Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch. No Lilian Garcia tonight, the ECW ring announcer, Justin Roberts, is handling the duties. Crowd was into the match, especially when Flair was in the ring, Carlito was trying to impress Flair. Carlito hit the Back Cracker on Murdoch for the victory. Carlito, Flair & Torrie celebrated together in the ring.
– Up Next: We hear from Shawn Michaels & John Cena
– Backstage, Todd Grisham interviews John Cena & Shawn Michaels, they both act serious but then both plug their respective DVD’s. They compare what both their DVDs contain, Michaels says “mine has this guy” on comes. Out comes Big Dick Johnson who strips and starts to dance, HBK superkicks Johnson, THANK GOD!
– Orton & Edge were watching a monitor of what was happening and Edge noted that they have a re-match for the World Tag Team Titles next week. Edge also says he will be in the Money in the Bank Match and hinted that he may cash in his Title Match as soon as the Title Match is done at Mania.
– Video package is shown of Edge winning Money in the Bank at WrestleMania 21 and RVD winning it at WrestleMania 22.
(3) Wrestlemania Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Rob Van Dam vs. Edge. Edge goes for the spear and misses, RVD hits a split-legged moonsault for a very close 2 count. RVD goes for the Five Star Frog Splash, Orton is on the ring skirt, RVD kicks Orton, after the distraction Edge hist RVD with a spear for the victory. Edge is going to WrestleMania.
– Up Next: Mickie James vs. Melina for the gold.
(4) Women’s Championship – Melina (without Nitro) vs. Mickie James. Another good match, crowd seem alive for this one too, Melina reversed a hurricanrana and pinned Mickie to become new Women’s Champion!
– Backstage, Grisham tries to get a reaction out of Mickie James for her loss, she tells him not now but he doesn’t get the hint, Mickie yells at him and slaps him hard!
(5) The Highlanders vs. Great Khali. Khali takes out both the Highlanders, pins Robbie after the Double-handed Choke Bomb, total squash.
– another graphic is shown for Cena vs. Orton later tonight.
– they show what happened earlier tonight with McMahon mocking Trump.
– backstage, Kenny is talking to Coach trying to be apart of Mania, Khali interrupts and manages to say he wants better competition, after Khali walks away, Ron Simmons says “Damn.”
– Recap of Ashley’s Playboy cover being revealed is shown.
– “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig is selected to be inducted into the 2007 WWE Hall of Fame on 3/31. A perfect decision!
– WrestleMania Recall: WrestleMania I
– Graphic is shown advertising Donald Trump making his decision next week, also next week, the World Tag Team Championship Match – Edge and Orton vs. HBK and Cena.
(6) Non title: Randy Orton vs. WWE Champion & World Tag Team Champion John Cena. Crowd goes nuts for Cena. Crowd is red hot for cena, Orton has the advantage but Cena fires up and takes it to Orton. Orton hits the backbreaker on Cena, sizes him up for an RKO, Cena blocks it, goes for an FU on orton. Edge spears Cena for the DQ finish. Edge and Orton go for a conchairto on Cena, HBK makes the save, takes out Orton and Edge with a steel chair. Cena thinks HBK is going to hit him too so he falls to the mat, Michaels stares at him before chucking the chair down. Everytime Cena turned his back to Shawn, he teased a superkick.