WWE RAW RESULTS
June 25, 2007|
Corpus Christi, Texas
Announcers: Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler
- NOTE: This was supposed to be a "Scripted Memorial" for Mr. McMahon but changed to a Tribute to Chris Benoit..
- Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy, and young son Daniel, were all tragically found dead at their home in Georgia..
- EMPTY ARENA INSIDE THE RING: Vince McMahon..
- The show started with Vince McMahon standing in the ring in an empty arena after sending all the fans home..
- Vince said this is "death" was scripted but in the real world Chris Benoit and his family were found dead today..
- Vince McMahon said that tonight's episode of RAW would be a 3-hour tribute to the life and career of Chris Benoit..
- VIDEO PACKAGE: They showed a video from Chris Benoit's DVD featuring him going back to his hometown were he grew up..
- RINGSIDE (EMPTY ARENA): Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler introduced the video of Chris Benoit winning the Royal Rumble..
- MATCH: Chris Benoit winning the 2004 Royal Rumble to earn the right to main event WrestleMania 20..
- INTERVIEW: Stone Cold Steve Austin said that Chris Benoit was one of the most talented wrestlers ever..
- Steve Austin said one of his favorite matches of his career was wrestling Chris Benoit in his hometown of Edmonton..
- Steve Austin said Chris Benoit was polite and generous with his time and has nothing but total respect for Benoit..
- VIDEO PACKAGE: More clips from Chris Benoit's DVD featuring his introduction into wrestling and meeting Dynamite Kid..
- RINGSIDE (EMPTY ARENA): Michael Cole & JBL talked about how well Chris Benoit did raising his children..
- JBL was choked up when he talked about recently talking to Chris Benoit about their wrestling days in Japan..
- INTERVIEW: WWE Champion John Cena struggled through his interview talking about celebrating the life of Chris Benoit..
- John Cena said that Chris Benoit was close with everybody and respected the business and everybody looked up to him..
- VIDEO PACKAGE: More clips from Chris Benoit's DVD featuring his short stint in Extreme Championship Wrestling..
- RINGSIDE (EMPTY ARENA): Joey Styles & Tazz talked about Chris Benoit bringing credibility to ECW's locker room..
- MATCH: Chris Benoit defeating Elijah Burke from last week's episode of ECW on Sci-Fi..
- INTERVIEW: C.M. Punk said he was supposed to work with his hero Chris Benoit at Vengeance last night..
- C.M. Punk said he was glad he got to work with Chris Benoit recently and hopes he never lets him down..
- RINGSIDE (EMPTY ARENA): Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler talked about Chris Benoit enjoying matches with his friends..
- MATCH: Chris Benoit (w/Woman & Elizabeth) defeating Dean Malenko at WCW Hog Wild on August 10, 1996..
- INTERVIEW: Dean Malenko talked about meeting Chris Benoit in the Mid-90s in Japan along with Eddie Guerrerro..
- Dean Malenko talked about the three of them leaning on each other and supporting each other when they had problems..
- Dean Malenko said that Chris Benoit was a very private person and feels honored to spend the last 15 years with him..
- Dean Malenko said it was ironic that in a two year time span he lost two of his best friends, Guerrero and Benoit..
- Dean Malenko said he left a legacy in the business and will be someone younger guys can model themselves after..
- Dean Malenko said he will miss Chris Benoit's friendship but knows that his two best friends are together again..
- MATCH: John Bradshaw Layfield defeating Chris Benoit in a Steel Cage match on SmackDown! on April 14, 2006..
- INTERVIEW: Stephanie McMahon talked about Chris Benoit being an amazing wrestler and being passionate..
- Stephanie McMahon said he was passionate about his family and thought it was "so cool" that she married Triple H..
- Stephanie McMahon said when she got pregnant Chris Benoit was genuinely excited that she and HHH were having a baby..
- Stephanie McMahon called Chris Benoit an "Incredible Man and Performer" and will always be known as her friend..
- INTERVIEW: Chavo Guerrero said that Chris Benoit was his friend and part of the Guerrero family..
- Chavo Guerrero said the morning that he found Eddie Guerrero dead his first phone call was to Chris Benoit..
- Chavo Guerrero talked about Chris Benoit taking the death of Eddie Guerrero very emotional and crying..
- Chavo Guerrero said last week he spent the night at Chris Benoit's house and they both missed their flights..
- Chavo Guerrero said it was hard to go through this again with someone he respects so much over the years..
- Chavo Guerrero personally thanked Chris Benoit for everything he's given him in the ring and in his life..
- Chavo Guerrero talked about his last phone conversation with Benoit when Benoit ended with "I love you Chavo"..
- RINGSIDE (EMPTY ARENA): Joey Styles & Tazz talked about Chris Benoit building his reputation as "Pegasus Kid" in Japan..
- MATCH: Chris "The Pegasus Kid" Benoit defeated Jushin Thunder Liger in Japan..
- INTERVIEW: William Regal said Chris Benoit was undoubtably the hardest working man in professional wrestling..
- RINGSIDE (EMPTY ARENA): Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler talked about Chris Benoit idolizing the Dynamite Kid..
- VIDEO PACKAGE: More footage from Benoit's DVD featuring his impressions of Dynamite Kid in Stampede..
- MATCH: Chris Jericho defeating Chris Benoit in a Ladder match at Royal Rumble 2001..
- RINGSIDE (EMPTY ARENA): Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler talked about Chris Benoit not being in it for the money..
- INTERVIEW: World Champion Edge said Chris Benoit was one of three people he could go to to talk with..
- Edge remembered watching Stampede Wrestling as a teenager and seeing a young Chris Benoit start his career..
- Edge continued to talk about his friend Chris Benoit with tears going down his face saying he doesn't understand..
- RINGSIDE (EMPTY ARENA): Michael Cole & JBL talked about Chris Benoit making sure the fans always went home happy..
- INTERVIEW: Triple H said Chris Benoit had respect for the wrestling business and respect for himself..
- Triple H told a story about a young wrestler disrespecting Shawn Michaels and Chris Benoit made him do a 1000 squats!
- Triple H said there was nobody in the world he respected more than Chris Benoit because he earned it..
- MATCH: Chris Benoit defeating Triple H and Shawn Michaels for the World Heavyweight title at WrestleMania 20..
- RINGSIDE (EMPTY ARENA): Jim Ross & Jerry "The King" Lawler remembered Chris Benoit & Nancy "Woman" Benoit..
- And that's a wrap folks..
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