WWE RAW 2008 05 26

May 26, 2008 – Denver, Colorado
Announcers: Jim Ross & Jerry “The King” Lawler

DARK MATCHES & HEAT TAPING
Ron Killings (formerly of TNA) defeated Nick Nemeth in a dark match..
Gene Snitsky defeated Super Crazy..
Santino Marella defeated “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan..
Lance Cade defeated Jeff McAllister (from Colorado)..
Charlie Haas defeated Highlander Robbie..

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Vince McMahon: WWE Chairman Vince McMahon said last week William Regal got what he deserved but questioned if the WWE fans have gotten all that they deserve. Vince McMahon said he was going to show appreciation to the fans tonight and do something that has never been done in the history of Sports Entertainment.

IN THE RING (DEBATE)
Todd Grisham + WWE champion Triple H + Randy Orton: Randy Orton said it was typical for people to download his accomplishments and laugh at him. Triple H said the people laugh at Randy Orton because he’s an ass. Triple H said he’s not laughing because he knows how good Randy Orton is. Triple H said for seven months Randy Orton has been saying how great he is, but it sounds like he’s trying to convince himself. Triple H said to be the best in the wrestling business you have to thrive on competition. Randy Orton said when someone becomes a threat to Triple H, he either makes him his friend or eliminates them. Randy Orton notes Shawn Michaels and, of course, Evolution. Triple H said he and Ric Flair got Randy Orton ready for the big time. After a long heated exchange, Randy Orton said he would beat Triple H at One Night Stand until he is the Last Man Standing. Triple H countered by saying after One Night Stand, the Age of Orton will not only be dead, but it will be like it never even existed.

DIVAS MATCH
Melina Perez defeated Jillian Hall by Submission: Jillian Hall came out and said Melina Perez was her best friend but this Sunday at One Night Stand, Melina has “no chance in a hell” of beating Beth Phoenix in an I Quit match. Jillian then broke out singing Vince McMahon’s “No Chance in Hell” theme song (really bad!). Beth Phoenix joined commentary for the match and talked smack about Melina throughout the match. Melina, who has quickly become an outstanding fan-favorite, defeated her “best friend” by Submission!

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Vince McMahon & Intercontinental champion Chris Jericho: Vince McMahon asked Chris Jericho for ideas about how to show appreciation to the fans. Jericho wanted to give the fans their money’s worth with a Judgment Day rematch between he and Shawn Michaels. Vince McMahon agreed. Cryme Tyme came in and snatched some of William Regal’s office items to put up for auction and make some money (Money Money Yeah Yeah!).. During the commercial break, Cryme Tyme took the items out and started selling them to the live crowd until Ron Simmons came out and yelled “DAMN!”

WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick to retain the World Tag Team titles: After the match, the “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase showed up and said Rhodes & Holly’s days as champions are numbered, and then introduced the newest member of the WWE roster – his son – Ted DiBiase Jr.! Ted Jr. came out and cut a promo about wanting to be a champion ever since he was a kid – like his father. Ted Jr. garanteed that he would be a tag team champion after his very first match. Ted Jr. said that “Everybody’s got a price, but I am simply priceless!”

TRAINING VIDEO
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper & Cousin Sal: Roddy Piper was training Cousin Sal when talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel showed up and watched the session. Kimmel kept asking to see certain wrestling holds, which Piper applied on poor Cousin Sal. Kimmel said the whole family was depending on Sal. Sal wanted to take a nap so Piper put him to sleep with the sleeper-hold!

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Vince McMahon & Mickie James + John Bradshaw Layfield: Mickie James pitched an idea where schools would send in tapes of why they love the WWE and the winner would get a Diva for the day – to go to the Football games and stuff. JBL came in and said Vince wasn’t running an escort service with the Divas (Ashley?), and suggested they will pieces of the mat covered in John Cena’s blood after One Night Stand.

TAG TEAM MATCH
John Bradshaw Layfield & Umaga defeated John Cena & Jeff Hardy:

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Vince McMahon & Shawn Michaels: Shawn Michaels says he has a hard time imagining Vince McMahon showing appreciation to the fans. Vince McMahon said by the end of the night, even Shawn Michaels will have to give the devil his due. Michaels responded “you certainly know about that don’t you?”

MATCH
Mr. Kennedy defeated Carlito Cool: After the match, the devilishly sexy Katie Lea Burchill walked down and said she and her brother Paul were happy with the job William Regal was doing. Paul Burchill attacked Mr. Kennedy from behind, and said Kennedy’s actions will have serious reprecutions!

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Vince McMahon & Trevor Murdoch: Vince McMahon told Trevor Murdoch to get every WWE employee out to the ring after the next match. Murdoch said he would get everybody except Lance Cade.

JUDGMENT DAY REMATCH
Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho ended in a Double DQ: The match ended when Chris Jericho applied the Walls of Jericho on Shawn Michaels at ringside and wouldn’t release the hold. The referee counted to ten and called off the match. Jericho snapped and was about to whack Michaels with a chair, but he came to his senses and helped Michaels up to his feet and threw down the chair.

IN THE RING
Vince McMahon (surrounded by the WWE roster): Vince McMahon immediately announced the 2008 WWE Draft to take place in four weeks right there on RAW. Vince McMahon said he had more ideas and teased the fans with the idea of giving money away. Vince McMahon said “this is not a hoax or a trick,” every week on RAW he was going to give away the sum of one million dollars!