WWE RAW RESULTS
March 31, 2008|
Announcers: Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler
- INTERNET HEAT TAPINGS: Thanks to Randy Taylor for the LIVE report ...
- Kofi Kingston defeated Kenny Dykstra in a dark match..
- Gene Snitsky defeated J.T. Flash..
- Paul Burchill w/Katie Lea Burchill defeated Val Venis..
- Charlie Haas (wearing a mask) defeated Super Crazy..
- "The Canadian Bulldog" D.H. Smith defeated "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan..
- KICKOFF: The show started with a short slow-motion highlight reel of Ric Flair's match at WrestleMania..
- IN THE RING: WWE Champion Randy Orton + John Bradshaw Layfield..
- John Cena's music played but he didn't show up, then Triple H's music played and he didn't show up either..
- Finally, WWE Champion Randy Orton's music played and he strutted to the ring with his championship belt..
- Randy Orton bragged that nobody thought he was going to beat Triple H & John Cena at WrestleMania 24..
- Randy Orton said Triple H and John Cena are going to want a rematch but neither of then deserve it..
- Randy Orton said to forget about Hulkamania because we are all now living in THE AGE OF ORTON..
- JBL came out and said Triple H and John Cena don't deserve another WWE title shot but he (JBL) does..
- JBL said Randy Orton's WWE championship reign has been based on luck - HEY LOOK AT ME BOY!!
- JBL said Randy Orton couldn't beat him and declared that he wants his torch (WWE championship) back..
- JBL left the ring. Randy Orton demanded that he come back, but Matt Hardy suddenly attacked Orton!
- BACKSTAGE: General Manager William Regal confronted Matt Hardy about assaulting his champion..
- Matt Hardy said Randy Orton cost him three months of work and demanded a match with him tonight..
- TAG MATCH: Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard & JTG) defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch..
- IN THE RING: Shawn Michaels..
- Shawn Michaels said he's feeling a lot of emotions right now and a lot of them are not good..
- Shawn Michaels said he was asked to do a job, to be the Show-stopper, to be Mr. WrestleMania..
- Shawn Michaels said Ric Flair asked for his A-game and he loves Ric too much to give him less..
- Shawn Michaels said he now has the burden of being the man who ended Ric Flair's career forever..
- BACKSTAGE: Shawn Michaels & William Regal + SmackDown!'s Batista..
- William Regal said Shawn Michaels did what he had to do and it should have been done a long time ago..
- William Regal walked off and Shawn Michaels turned and saw Batista standing there with a mean scowl..
- NON (TAG) TITLE MATCH: Brian Kendrick & Paul London defeated Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (c)..
- NON (IC) TITLE MATCH: IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated C.M. Punk with the Code-breaker..
- There was some ROH-style dueling chants of "Let's Go Jericho" / "C.M. Punk!" during this match..
- HIGHLIGHT REEL: Ric Flair winning the Royal Rumble in 1992 to capture the WWF World Championship..
- IN THE RING: The Big Show (with a HUGE bruise on his face) + The Great Khali..
- The Big Show congratulated Floyd Mayweather and his posse and a set of brass knux on beating him..
- The Big Show said that Ric Flair looked him in the eye and told him he was the best big man in the business..
- The Big Show said he was going to go back to doing what he does best - suddenly the Great Khali appeared!
- The Great Khali stood about two inches higher than The Big Show and they had a very intense staredown..
- The Big Show dropped the mic and put up his fists, but the Great Khali jumped out and backed up the ramp..
- BACKSTAGE: Santino Marella + Maria Kanellis..
- Santino Marella asked Maria Kanellis if she had her rabbis shot after kissing "that Snoopy Dogg"..
- Maria Kanellis tried to get Santino Marella to call off the match tonight saying he already beat her..
- Santino Marella said his skills were wasted at WrestleMania and he needs to take out his frustrations..
- Santino Marella asked Maria if she knew any other way to take out his frustation and she slapped him!
- NON (WWE) TITLE MATCH: WWE Champion Randy Orton defeated Matt Hardy with a sudden RKO..
- This was revenge for Randy Orton kicking Matt Hardy in the apendix and extending his injury rehabilitation..
- They had a long intense brawl. Matt Hardy hit a Twist of Fate on the floor. Randy Orton hit a sudden RKO!
- TAPED INTERVIEW: Dusty Rhodes talked about wrestling "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair..
- BACKSTAGE: JBL walked up to WWE Champion Randy Orton and then turned and walked away..
- INTRGENDER NO-DQ MATCH: Maria Kanellis defeated Santino Marella with help from ALL the WWE Divas..
- All the WWE Divas showed up and attacked Santino - and Maria gave him a head-butt to the crotch!
- FAREWELL CEREMONY: "The Nature Boy/WWE Hall of Famer" Ric Flair - WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
- Ric Flair came out looking confident and declared that he wrestled his very last match at WrestleMania 24..
- Ric Flair promised that he will never wrestle again and he is not sad and fans should rejoice his career..
- Ric Flair said even though he lost last night, he lost to a great great great wrestler and a better man..
- Ric Flair said he's been crying off and on all day and he thanked the fans for making him what he is today..
- Ric Flair said "WOOO!" and tried to leave but Triple H's music hit and Triple H joined his friend in the ring..
- Ric Flair (who wasn't in on this) finally started to cry as Triple H said more people want to say thank you..
- Triple H said he loves Ric Flair and thanked him before getting down and doing the "I'm not worthy" gesture..
- Triple H said a few other people wanted to say thank you, and he then held up the famous Four Horsemen sign..
- Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Barry Windham, and JJ Dillon came out and hugged their leader, the Nature Boy!
- Batista came out next and hugged his mentor. Followed by Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat! Next Harley Race!
- Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, Dean Malenko, Chris Jericho, John Cena, then Ric Flair's family came out..
- The Nature Boy had regained his compure but broke down once again at the sight of his wife and four children..
- Finally, "The Heartbreak Kid" came out and cried along with Ric Flair as they embraced in the crowded ring..
- Triple H said they could keep it going all night, and then the entire WWE roster showed up to pay tribute..
- The WWE wrestlers started a "Thank You, Ric" chant until the entire building was chanting THANK YOU, RIC!
- After the show went off the air; the Undertaker and Vince McMahon both came out to show respect for Ric Flair..
- And that's a wrap folks..
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