STROKE: The Road to WrestleBrawl | July 15th, 2006 | Live From: Providence, Rhode Island | Commentators: Joey Styles & Don Callis
Ron Harris def. Al Snow via Pin Fall
Orlando Jordan def. AJ Styles via Pin Fall
The Sandman def. The Zombie via Pin Fall
[ Raven ] ..The sentiment is appreciated but that's not why I'm out here tonight.
-[[ The fans quiet down as Raven stands there, silent for a moment. ]]-
[ Raven ] As you can all probably assume.. I'm out here tonight.. To answer a challenge.
-[[ A small pop.. The fans begin buzzing in anticipation. ]]-
[ Raven ] So.. Vince Russo.. You mentally deficient half-wit....
-[[ Another small pop.. Raven removes his hand from his pocket and throws out it out to his side.. ]]-
[ Raven ] ......Here I am.
-[[ He lowers his hands to his sides.. There's a long pause as everyone wonders what's going to happen next.. And then.. The instrumental version of "Iron Man" hits.. Vince Russo walks out onto the stage with his baseball bat in one hand and a microphone in the other..... He stands on the stage with a big smile on his face.. Before you can wonder what Russo is thinking by rolling alone, he turns around and motions toward the back.. And in seconds, he's followed out by Alex Shelley, with the Gimmick Championship around his waist, and Rob Conway.... Alex Shelley sets his camera up on a tripod and makes sure it's directed right at the ring.... Vince Russo raises his microphone and begins to speak. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] I didn't think ya'd have da' balls to show tonight, Raven..
-[[ The rumblings of some slight boos can be heard. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] ..Because.. If I was faced with what ya' gotta deal with.. I wouldn't be here!
-[[ Raven stands there, showing no emotional reaction.. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] But I guess Matt Hardy was right..
-[[ Russo shrugs.. The fans boo Hardy's name. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] If ya' wanna get through to little Scotty Levy.....
-[[ "OOOoooo" from the crowd.. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] You gotta go through his SLUT!
-[[ The fans boo loudly.. Alexis looks at Raven like she expects him to say something.. But he doesn't. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] And believe me.. If it wasn't for Chris Benoit.....
-[[ Rob Conway leans into the microphone, pulling his shades down to the tip of his nose.. ]]-
[ Rob Conway ] I would've went ALL..
-[[ He points down at his crotch. ]]-
[ Rob Conway ] Through.. That slut!
-[[ Raven immediately begins power walking toward the ropes and jumps through the middle and top ropes, landing on his feet on the floor.. He begins stomping up the ramp to a huge pop, leaving Alexis in the ring.. But Rob Conway takes the microphone from Russo and begins yelling. ]]-
[ Rob Conway ] Hold it right there, Raven!!
-[[ Raven stops in his tracks.. Several feet away from them.. ]]-
[ Rob Conway ] If you take another step.. You won't make it to WrestleBrawl Two..
-[[ He yells. ]]-
[ Rob Conway ] Because I'll end your damn career!!
-[[ Conway removes his sun glasses and hangs them on his tights. ]]-
[ Rob Conway ] Two weeks ago.. Vince Russo put HISTORY in my hands!! He laid the groundwork for the biggest Intercontinental Title match of all time.... Raven...... Versus.. ME!! "THE CONMAN!!!"
-[[ Loud boos.. ]]-
[ Rob Conway ] I don't like you, Raven.. And I damn sure don't respect you.. But I'm not stupid.. You're the longest reigning Intercontinental champion of all time.. And the end of your reign..... Will be the beginning of MY career!!
-[[ Conway smiles.. ]]-
[ Rob Conway ] And believe me.. Your reign.. WILL end..
-[[ More boos.. ]]-
[ Rob Conway ] Because.. By hook.. Or by.. Ha ha.. Crook.... The Conman.. ALWAYS wins!!
-[[ Conway calms down a bit, still smiling.. ]]-
[ Rob Conway ] So.. What's it gonna be, Raven?
-[[ Raven looks down.. ]]-
[ Rob Conway ] Are you willing to walk into WrestleBrawl Two.. Right into certain defeat!?
-[[ Conway laughs. ]]-
[ Rob Conway ] Wait.. Defeat? How about HUMILIATION?!
-[[ He points at Raven.. ]]-
[ Rob Conway ] Because that's what I'll do to you.. Humiliate you!!
-[[ Raven raises his microphone, still looking down.. ]]-
[ Raven ] The end of this reign doesn't.. And never will.. Concern you, Rob Conway..
-[[ Conway immediately looks pissed. ]]-
[ Raven ] But as for the match at WrestleBrawl..
-[[ Raven shrugs. ]]-
[ Raven ] I'll humor you.
-[[ Rob Conway raises the microphone to talk but Vince Russo yanks the microphone out of his hand. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] Humor us? You cocky shit..
-[[ Russo takes a few steps down the ramp.. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] Humor.. US! Fuck you, Raven! We humor YOU! Ya' just lucky I'm even bookin' a god damn match between you and da' Conman instead o' just takin' that belt from you and puttin' it around his fuckin' waist.... Because everybody knows.. You, me, the fuckin' fans..... YOU CAN'T BEAT THIS MAN!!
-[[ Russo then yells loudly. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] Hell.. Ya' so busted up from ya' match at Total Destruction......
-[[ He finishes.. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] YA' COULDN'T EVEN BEAT ME!!!
-[[ Shelley and Conway laugh, agreeing with Russo... And then Raven raises his own microphone.. ]]-
[ Raven ] That's your problem, Russo.. You're a psychopathic megalomaniac.. With delusions of grandeur.. Ever since I got here in Solid Gold Wrestling, I've proved all of the critics wrong without even trying.. Why? Because I don't care.. I didn't show up with a goal, I showed up to wrestle.. Because wrestling is my mistress.. It's the one thing that keeps me from blowing my brains out at night.. Everything I have.. I've won on my own and at WrestleBrawl Two, I will overcome anything that is thrown at me.. Whether it be Rob Conway, Alex Shelley or both of them at the same time.. The fact of the matter is.. If you wanted a match so badly.. All you had to do was ask and I would have gladly given it to you.. What you did last week was uncalled for and reprehensible.. And now, what could have been a decent, back and forth match on the grandest stage of them all.. Is going to be nothing short of a blood bath as I take back everything you and your mindless, sex obsessed cronies have tried to rob me of over the past two weeks.....
-[[ A pause.. ]]-
[ Raven ] And as for you beating me..
-[[ Raven laughs out loud, long and hard. ]]-
[ Raven ] You and I both know, Russo.. You couldn't beat me if I was a quadriplegic.. With both hands tied behind my back!
-[[ He laughs again... Russo slowly raises his microphone.. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] Ya' serious.. When ya' say 'dat, right?
-[[ Raven wipes his nose.. Still chuckling. ]]-
[ Raven ] ..Yeah.. I am.
-[[ Russo lowers his head, smiling... He scratches the back of his head.. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] Then.. I guess tonight.. We're gonna see ya' put ya' money.. Where ya' mouth is..
-[[ ...What? Raven looks interested.. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] Tonight, Raven.. Ya' gonna wrestle.. Wit' both hands.. TIED BEHIND YA' BACK!!
-[[ Loud boos.. Raven looks around.. What's he gotten himself into? ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] And ya' opponent..... Is gonna be.... VINCE.. RUSSO!!
-[[ The fans erupt in boos.. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] And just so ya' don't think there's a swerve.. My boys are banned from ringside.. And so are yours! It's just me and you, Raven.... One on one!! And I'm gonna kick.. Your.. Ass!!
-[[ The fans boo even louder.. Russo turns and walks up the ramp, taking The Pulse with him, leaving Raven on the ramp, wondering what the hell he's going to do now... ]]-
-[[ The backstage area.. ]]-
-[[ Jillian Hall is standing just outside Jeff Jarrett's office, scribbling something on her clipboard.. She puts her hand on the door to enter when she feels a presence behind her.. She slowly turns around to see Samoa Joe standing over her, staring down at her.. She smiles nervously, holding the clipboard tightly to her chest. ]]-
[ Jillian Hall ] ..Can I help you?
-[[ Joe is straight and to the point. ]]-
[ Samoa Joe ] I hear there's an opening in a match at WrestleBrawl.. Maria needs a tag team partner to face Colt Cabana and Shane Douglas..... I've been watchin' from the side.. I don't like Colt Cabana.. I don't like Shane Douglas.. And I definitely don't like their boss man, Kurt Angle.. If the spot is still available... I want it.
-[[ She laughs slightly, quietly almost. ]]-
[ Jillian Hall ] I can't just stick you in a high profile match on the biggest pay-per-view of the year.. Joe.
-[[ Joe raises his head a bit, looking down at her.. ]]-
[ Jillian Hall ] You have to earn those spots.. 'Kay?
-[[ She looks back down at her clipboard and begins writing again.. And then she looks back up.. Joe is still there. ]]-
[ Jillian Hall ] You can leave now.
-[[ A pause.. She looks back down. ]]-
[ Jillian Hall ] ..Idiot.
-[[ And then she's covered in foam.. And the reek of beer hits her.. She looks up, furious.. And the man she sees next to Joe doesn't calm her one single bit..... She screams at him. ]]-
[ Jillian Hall ] You... You.... ASSHOLE!!
[ The Sandman ] 'Sup, tits?
[ Jillian Hall ] ...WHAT!?
-[[ He smashes the beer can on his forehead, getting it all over himself, her and Joe.. Joe doesn't seem to mind so much, lightly dabbing at his face with the towel he wears around his neck... She stands there, shaking with anger.. She looks at Joe then at Sandman.. Then back to Joe.. ]]-
[ Jillian Hall ] You want the spot, Joe? Then you beat him in a match next week on Stroke..
-[[ She points at the Sandman. ]]-
[ Jillian Hall ] And if you lose, Joe.. He's getting your SPOT on the pay-per-view..
-[[ Sandman spits beer on her clipboard, smiling.. He's completely drunk.. ]]-
[ The Sandman ] ..Fuck you, Joe.. Ain't shit..
-[[ Joe looks at Jillian, smiling. ]]-
[ Jillian Hall ] Kick his ass... Please?
-[[ Joe shakes his head.. ]]-
[ Samoa Joe ] Next week.
-[[ Joe turns and walks away, leaving Sandman and Jillian.. The Sandman slumps against the wall, pouring beer down his throat, he slumps down on his ass, looking relaxed.. Jillian looks disgusted and turns around to enter the officer again, but someone taps her on the shoulder.. She turns around, furious. ]]-
[ Jillian Hall ] ..WHAT NOW!?
-[[ And then her face drops.. The blood drains from her face. ]]-
[ Jillian Hall ] ..SHIT!
-[[ She's yanked off camera.. As the Sandman slips away in a drunken stupor only feet away. ]]-
Title on the Line: None
Referee: Charles Robinson
Winner: Edge via Pin Fall
Title on the Line: None
Referee: Scott James
Winner: No Finish[Draw]
-[[ It fades away, leaving you with a view of Vince Russo watching this on a monitor.. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] PWR!?
-[[ He spits on the ground. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] Pro-Wrestlin' Redefined can suck my cock!
-[[ Russo turns the monitor off.. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] If Chuck Norris wants to roll his fuckin' ass into WrestleBrawl.. He ain't gettin' off easy.. I'm signin' da' fuckin' match right now...... The man who beat da' shit out o' Shawn Michaels and Triple H... Pro-Wrestlin' Redefined's Chuck Norris.. Versus da' forma' Solid Gold Wrestlin' World Heavyweight champion... TOM FUCKIN' CRUISE!!
-[[ Russo scratches his beard, smiling. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] Only at WrestleBrawl, bitch..
-[[ He laughs.. And then "The Franchise" Shane Douglas storms up on Russo.. Still wearing his wrestling gear like last week.. It appears that the Fuckin' Franchise is still ready for battle.. He begins speaking as soon as he grabs Russo's attention.. ]]-
[ Shane Douglas ] VINCE FUCKIN' RUSSO!! THE GOD DAMN GENIUS BEHIND THE FUCKIN' ATTITUDE ERA.. HA HA.. IT'S BEEN TOO LONG, VINNIE RU!! BUT THERE'S NO MORE GOD DAMN TIME.. FOR FUCKIN' SMALL TALK!! HA HA HA... BECAUSE MYSELF.. THE BOYS IN THE BACK.. AND THE FANS ARE DYING TO KNOW!!
-[[ Russo listens casually, showing no sign of being taken aback by Douglas' interview skills.. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] What'cha' got, Franchise?
-[[ Douglas laughs. ]]-
[ Shane Douglas ] EVERYBODY'S DYIN' TO KNOW.. WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH THE UNIFICATION MATCH AT WRESTLEBRAWL MOTHER FUCKING TWO!? WHICH BELT SURVIVES!?! THE GIMMICK TITLE OR THE HARDCORE TITLE!? WE NEED TO KNOW!! WE NEED TO KNOW!! WE NEED TO GOD DAMN.. FUCKING KNOOOOW!!
-[[ Russo looks up, thinking. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] That's a good question, Franchise..
-[[ He then looks at the Franchise.. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] And it gives me an idea..
-[[ A pause.. The Franchise looks enveloped in the interview.. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] See.. With da' United States and Inta'continental titles.. We could unify 'dose things into one belt and let the winnin' belt survive.. 'Cause both belts are so damn similar nobody'd notice one of'em bein' gone..... But 'dese two.. They're two completely different concepts!
[ Shane Douglas ] FUCKIN' RIGHT!!
[ Vince Russo ] So.... How 'bout 'dis, Franchise...
-[[ Douglas leans in, listening. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] Alex Shelley is seein' singles action.. Next, actually... And so is Chris Benoit... So.. I say.. Whoeva' wins 'dere match in da' fastest amount o' time.. Can decide what da' unified title becomes once da' match is over.. And no matta' who wins.... That's what da' fuckin' belt IS!
-[[ Douglas strokes his goatee. ]]-
[ Shane Douglas ] HA HA HA.. I LOVE IT!! I LOVE IT!! I GOD DAMN.. FUCKIN' LOVE IT!!
-[[ Russo sits there, smiling.. He scratches his beard. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] A title belt that.. Revolves around.. Sports enta'tainment...
-[[ He nods.. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] The SEX title.... Sports.. Enta'tainment.. Xtreme Championship!
-[[ Douglas laughs. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] If you'll excuse me, Franchise.. I need to get a hold o' Shelley 'fore his match starts.. This is too god damn good to pass up... This is.. This is fuckin' FANTASTIC!!
-[[ Russo runs off camera to find Shelley before his match.. The Franchise is laughing crazily and he turns around and finds himself face to face with... "The Godsend" Randy Orton.. Randy Orton stares down into Douglas' face.. The Franchise looks around and then begins speaking.. ]]-
[ Shane Douglas ] RANDY FUCKIN' ORTON!! I'VE GOT A FUCKIN' QUESTION FOR YOU, TOO!!
-[[ Orton raises an eye brow. ]]-
[ Shane Douglas ] THERE'S FUCKIN' RUMORS BEEN GOIN' AROUND.. AND I NEED TO KNOW THE FUCKIN' SCOOP!! NOW LISTEN UP, YOU DEAD MAN WALKING MOTHER FUCKER!! AND I WANT THE FUCKIN' TRUTH!!
-[[ Orton smiles.. ]]-
[ Randy Orton ] Shane.. I'll give you nothing but.
[ Shane Douglas ] GOOD!! THERE'S A RUMOR GOING AROUND.. THAT YOU WANTED TO JUMP SHIP TO ALL-PRO WRESTLING WHILE YOU WERE STILL THE SGW WORLD CHAMPION.. BUT "STONE COLD" STEVE AUSTIN KICKED.. YOUR FUCKIN' ASS BEFORE YA' GOT THE CHANCE..... AND THEN.. IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE.. YOU WERE FUCKIN' DEAD!! TELL ME IT'S NOT TRUE, RANDY!! TELL ME YOU NEVER CONSIDERED GOING TO APW!! TELL ME!! TELL ME!! FUCKIN' TELL ME!!
-[[ Orton looks down... And then back up.. ]]-
[ Randy Orton ] Shane.. I can tell you with the utmost honesty.. That I never even entertained the thought of going to All-Pro Wrestling for any reason....... I am a former SGW World Champion.. I made my name here.. I am Solid Gold Wrestling through and through.....
-[[ And then he smiles.. ]]-
[ Randy Orton ] Besides.. If you saw their roster before they folded...
-[[ He looks at the camera.. ]]-
[ Randy Orton ] You'd know that DEATH.. Wouldn't have stopped me from signing up..
-[[ And then he points. ]]-
[ Randy Orton ] I'm looking at YOU, Curt Hennig.
-[[ Orton laughs.. ]]-
[ Randy Orton ] Now that that is cleared up, Shane.. I have a match to prepare for..
-[[ Orton leaves the set, leaving The Fuckin' Franchise by himself. ]]-
The backstage area.
Title on the Line: None
Referee: Jimmy Cordaris
[ Time of Match:
Winner: Alex Shelley via Disqualification
-[[ The hallway. ]]-
-[[ Jeff Jarrett is seen walking through the hallway with Gene Snitsky and the Harris Brothers trailing behind him.. They're all four dressed in suits and while Jarrett wears a cocky look on his face, the three body guards seem to be focusing on looking as intimidating as possible.. Jarrett has his guitar over his shoulder and in his other hand is the contract, still smeared with Ric Flair's blood.. Wherever they're going, you don't get to find out as another man in a suit comes from nowhere and cuts them off.. The look on Jarrett's face says this man's appearance was unexpected. ]]-
[ Jeff Jarrett ] Terry Taylor? The hell you doin' here?
-[[ Terry Taylor smiles, adjusting his glasses. ]]-
[ Terry Taylor ] Oh, I just happened to be in town, Mister Jarrett..
-[[ Jarrett looks back at Snitsky and the Harris Brothers and then back at Taylor.. ]]-
[ Terry Taylor ] I just thought I'd drop in and say hi to the boys.. Check in on old friends.
[ Jeff Jarrett ] Yeah, alright..
-[[ Jarrett pushes past Taylor and continues walking past him, the Harris Brothers and Snitsky follow him closely and Taylor turns around still trying to speak to Jarrett as he walks away.. ]]-
[ Terry Taylor ] Jeff! There's something I wanted to talk to you about as well!
-[[ Jarrett doesn't even turn around. ]]-
[ Jeff Jarrett ] Save it.
-[[ He continues walking.. Leaving Taylor in the dust. ]]-
[ Jeff Jarrett ] Idiot..
-[[ And then another man cuts them off.. This time.. It's referee, Charles Robinson.. ]]-
[ Charles Robinson ] Mister Jarrett, I hate to bother you.. But I have to give you a message..
-[[ Jarrett pulls his sun glasses down on the tip of his nose. ]]-
[ Jeff Jarrett ] A message? From who?
-[[ Robinson swallows hard. ]]-
[ Charles Robinson ] ..Ric Flair.
-[[ Jarrett motions forward and both Harris Brothers quickly yank up Charles Robinson and hold him against the wall.. ]]-
[ Jeff Jarrett ] What's Ric Flair got for me? And don't you hold nothin' back..
-[[ Robinson is frantic, almost crying. ]]-
[ Charles Robinson ] It's about Jillian--
-[[ Jarrett then looks around.. ]]-
[ Jeff Jarrett ] Jillian!? Where the hell is she?!
-[[ Robinson points as best he can.. ]]-
[ Charles Robinson ] There's a monitor down the hall.. Ric said you could find out there!
-[[ The Harris Brothers drop Robinson on his ass as Jarrett turns and begins making his way down the hall.. On a small table, a monitor rests by itself.. The Harris Brothers and Snitsky follow him.. Jarrett flicks on the monitor and, sure enough, Jillian Hall's face greets them.. Her mouth is taped shut, she looks around franticly.. Jarrett stares at it, fuming mad.. He turns to Snitsky and the Harris Brothers.. ]]-
[ Jeff Jarrett ] She's in the buildin'.. Find'er, Snitsky.. And find Ric Flair..
-[[ He begins walking down the hallway.. ]]-
[ Jeff Jarrett ] Ron, Don... You're comin' with me.
-[[ Jarrett stares straight ahead as he ventures down the hallway. ]]-
[ Jeff Jarrett ] Ain't nobody plays these mind games with me and lives to tell about it..
Title on the Line: None
Referee: Charles Robinson
[ Time of Match: 00 : 04 : 29 ]
Chris Benoit is going
to be the man who decides the fate of the new championship at WrestleBrawl
Two! Chris Benoit releases the hold and celebrates.. John Cena uses the
ropes to pull himself up, favoring his legs..... He looks over at Benoit
with a hard look in his eyes.. Benoit just stares back at him.. Cena
quietly leaves the ring, obviously furious.. Benoit celebrates at Cena
walks up the ramp with purpose in his step... What is he thinking of
Winner: Chris Benoit via Submission(???)
Title on the Line: None
Referee: Scott James
Winner: Matt Striker via Pin Fall
Title on the Line: None
Referee: Mike Chioda
Winner: Stevie Richards via Pin Fall
[ Raven ] Stevie.. Leave.
-[[ Richards stops celebrating, looking at Raven, confused. ]]-
[ Raven ] I won't tell you again, Stevie.. Get out of the ring!
-[[ He moves toward Stevie quickly, pointing toward the ramp. ]]-
[ Raven ] Get out of here.. Get your things.. And go back to the hotel!
-[[ Richards reluctantly steps out of the ring and backs up the ramp, his eyes on Raven as he leaves.. Raven paces around the ring, running his hand over his hair, throwing it out of his eyes.... Raven looks down at the mat and then up at the ramp once more, Stevie is gone.... Raven begins to speak. ]]-
[ Raven ] Come on, Russo.. Let's get this over with..
-[[ There's a long pause.. Silence.. And then Vince Russo walks out onto the stage in jeans and a sleeveless "NY" t-shirt.. Russo has a do-rag on his head.. He looks ready to go to war.. His baseball bat is in one hand and he has a microphone in the other.. He makes his way down to the ring and gets inside as the fans boo him.. Russo points the bat at Raven and speaks.. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] Ya' opened ya' big god damn mouth.. Now ya' gonna get what's comin' to ya'..
-[[ Russo reaches behind him and removes a pair of handcuffs from his back pocket.. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] Turn around!
-[[ Raven doesn't move. ]]-
[ Vince Russo ] Turn around, mutha' fucka'..
-[[ Russo gets pissed and stomps behind Raven, grabbing his wrist, but Raven throws an elbow backward and catches Russo right in the eye! Russo goes sprawling and drops his baseball bat and the handcuffs... The fans pop huge! Raven stares down at Russo.. Russo lays there, propped up on one elbow, with a hand over his eye.. Raven advances on him and Russo puts his other hand out to defend himself.. And Raven........ Picks up the handcuffs.. Raven clamps them tightly around one wrist and then puts his other hand behind his back and snaps it shut as well... Russo smiles and motions for Mike Chioda to get back in the ring.. ]]-
Raven versus Vince Russo
-[[ Mike Chioda calls for the bell as Raven stands there with his hands cuffed behind his back.... Vince Russo scrambles for his baseball bat but Raven is faster and kicks it out of the ring! Russo looks up at Raven, terrified.. And Raven begins stomping away at Russo!! Russo tries to scramble away but Raven stays on him, driving his boots into Russo's side and back!! Russo gets into the corner and tries to use the ropes to pull himself up but Raven continues kicking him repeatedly.. Finally, Russo lunges forward and rakes Raven's eyes! Raven turns around, shaking his head.. Russo is up, holding his ribs.. He waits for Raven to turn back around.. And he punches Raven right in the face! Raven staggers backward into the ropes and Russo hits him again and again..... Russo is laughing, finally with an advantage.. And then he slaps Raven! He slaps Raven right in the face! And then Raven springs forward and HEAD BUTTS Russo right in the forehead!! Russo goes down and rolls out of the ring.. Raven drops down on his back and rolls out of the ring after him.. Russo says "Fuck this" and begins staggering up the ramp, holding his forehead with one hand and cradling his ribs with his other arm... Raven follows him, calling for him by name "RUSSO!" Russo gets to the stage and Raven is walking quickly behind him.. Russo turns around and sees Raven coming after him and Russo makes a mad dash for the curtain and he whips it back and disappears behind it and-- ]]-
-[[ KRAAAK!! ]]-
-[[ Russo staggers backward out from behind the curtain and slumps down, limp on the stage.. The fans pop huge.. Even Raven has a smile on his face, thinking Stevie Richards didn't take his advice and stayed in the building.. Russo twitches like electricity pulses through his body and he doesn't move again.. You see the curtain slowly pull back.. You see the steel chair with the dent Russo's head made.. And then you see.... ]]-
-[[ Matt Hardy! ]]-
-[[ The fans go dead silent in shock.. Raven's eyes widen.. He kicks his head back to sling the hair out of his eyes as Matt Hardy steps out from behind the curtain, wearing exactly what he had on in his satellite interview... He was never in Cameron!! He was never retiring.... It was all a set-up!! Raven takes a step back and then the fear washes over him as he realizes... ]]-
-[[ He's still handcuffed. ]]-
-[[ Matt Hardy's eyes are locked on Raven.. No emotion.. The fans don't know how to react.. They just know.. That this is bad.. This is VERY.. VERY BAD.. Matt Hardy begins walking slowly toward Raven, clutching the chair tightly in his hand.. Raven begins backing up and then loses his footing and falls back on his ass.. Raven tries to scramble backward but this sets Hardy off.. And he begins advancing quickly on Raven, raising the chair and bringing it down hard on Raven's legs!! Raven rolls over, trying to get away.. And Hardy brings the chair down hard on Raven's back!! Hardy throws the chair aside and grabs Raven by his jeans and bound hands.. And flings him underneath the bottom rope and into the ring.. Hardy grabs his chair and slides it into the ring.. Hardy follows it in.. Raven gets up to his knees and Hardy watches him try to stand with a sick smile on his face.. Hardy casually approaches Raven, knowing he can't defend himself.. And slugs Raven right in the side of the face!! Raven staggers and topples over, landing on his side.. Hardy drops down on his knees next to Raven and begins punching away at his head until blood begins pouring out of Raven's eyebrow!! Hardy continues slugging away relentlessly as Raven kicks at nothing in particular.. Hardy grabs Raven by his hair and yanks him up to his knees.. He slings Raven hard into the turnbuckle, forcing him to stand.. Hardy grabs his chair, staring at it.. And then he looks at Raven.. The fans begin booing loudly... And Raven slumps down and drops to one knee.. Hardy smirks and throws the chair aside.. He approaches Raven, grabs him by his hair and pulls him in..... ]]-
[ Matt Hardy ] V-ONE-AAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
-[[ TWIST OF FATE ON RAVEN!! ]]-
-[[ Matt Hardy stands up, staring down at Raven, sweat dripping off of his face.. He looks out at the fans as they boo him loudly.. Hardy picks the chair up again and walks over to Raven's body.. He opens the chair and places Raven's head inside of it.. My God, he's going to PILLMANIZE Raven's head!! Hardy climbs the ropes and stands on the middle..... AND CHRIS BENOIT CHARGES INTO THE RING!! Matt Hardy hops off of the ropes and rolls out of the ring quickly.. He hops the rail and escapes through the crowd as the fans boo.. Chris Benoit takes the chair off of Raven's head and throws it out of the ring... Chris Benoit stares down at Raven for a moment.. And then helps him up.. Benoit helps Raven up the ramp and to the back..... ]]-
-[[ Matt Hardy has shocked the world.. And has left Raven a bloody mess.. What does this mean for WrestleBrawl? ]]-