WWE RAW 2008 09 29

September 29, 2008 – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Announcers: Michael Cole & Jerry “The King” Lawler

DARK MATCH: Dolph Ziggler defeated D-Lo Brown..

NON (INTERCONTINENTAL) TITLE SQUASH MATCH
Batista squashed WWE Intercontinental champion Santino Marella w/Beth Phoenix: After the match, Beth Phoenix distracted Batista while John Bradshaw Layfield ran in from behind and flattened Batista with a clothesline from hell!

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Todd Grisham & Shawn Michaels: Shawn Michaels teased that his tag team partner would be Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, or Bret Hart, but said he would rather have a tag team partner who actually liked him.

SINGLES MATCH
Mike “The Miz” Mizanin w/John Morrison defeated JTG w/Shad Gaspard: John Morrison got on the ring apron and Shad tripped him up. JTG was distracted by his partner’s actions and the Miz took advantage and scored the pin to win the match!

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Jamie Noble & Jillian Hall: Did Jillian Hall get ANOTHER boob job? Jamie Noble tried to hit on Jillian. Jillian rejected him and sang “you’re a loser Jamie, so why don’t ya kill me!” (Beck lyrics). Dolph Ziggler (aka Nick Nemeth) showed up and introduced himself to Jillian, who looked like she was impressed. Jamie Noble refused to shake hands and stomped off.

INTERGENDER TAG TEAM MATCH
Jamie Noble & Mickie James defeated Paul “The Ripper” Burchill & Katie Lea: Since Jamie Noble couldn’t find a Diva that would team with him, he had to go into this match by himself. Before the match, William Regal & Layla El came out and took a seat on the stage to watch Jamie go at it alone. Just before the bell rang, Mickie James hit the ring to join Noble in his battle! Jamie Noble made Paul Burchill tap out with a submission hold to send a message to Regal & Layla.

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Jr. & Manu + Kane: The young studs went searching for Kane to discuss their match later. Cody Rhodes pointed out that Kane’s father was Paul Bearer so that makes him a second generation wrestler. Kane didn’t budge. Ted DiBiase said they just wanted to make sure they were all on the same page. Kane turned around and said he doesn’t take orders from anyone. Kane said he will massacre Rey Mysterio tonight whether they are on the same page or not.

ON STAGE
Lance Cade: Lance Cade bragged about pinning his former mentor Shawn Michaels last week. Cade said he learned more in three months from Chris Jericho than he learned from Shawn Michaels in ten years. Cade said his victory last week was proof that Chris Jericho is a better teacher, a better influence, and just better PERIOD. Cade said he didn’t care who Shawn’s partner is tonight because he will lose to him just like he’ll lose to Jericho at No Mercy.

EIGHT MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
Kane & Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Jr. & Manu defeated Rey Mysterio & C.M. Punk & Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston: The first part of this match sort of resembled a good old fashioned Ring of Honor Scramble match – yes, wrestling fans, that is a GOOD THING! Kane finished off Kofi Kingston with a devastating Choke-slam for the win!

IN THE RING
Mike Adamle + Randy Orton + John Bradshaw Layfield + Batista: General Manager Mike Adamle said he told Kane earlier tonight that he would grant his request if he won his match tonight. Adamle said he was a man of his word, so he added a stipulation to the Kane-Mysterio match at No Mercy that if Rey loses he will be forced to unmask. Randy Orton interrupted and said Adamle was making decisions and suggested that he should call Shane McMahon to see if his decisions were okay. Orton demanded that Adamle resuspend C.M. Punk right now. Orton said he is the most valuable commodity on RAW and if he is not happy then Adamle won’t be happy either. Orton said when he becomes champion again he (Adamle) will need him on his side. John Bradshaw Layfield interrupted and said he was having a bad week but he has a few things to say. JBL said next week he will tell either Jericho or Michaels that he will be the next World champion. JBL suggested that Adamle makes a stipulations that when he (JBL) becomes World champion that Randy Orton NEVER gets a title shot. Batista hit the ring from behind and waited for JBL to turn around before spearing him to the mat! Batista said JBL may have had a bad week but by No Mercy it’s going to get a lot worse.

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Santino Marella & Beth Phoenix: Beth Phoenix caught Santino Marella on the phone with a girl, but Santino claimed it was a sick kid named “Frankie.” Beth said she can’t have Santino out there costing her matches (like last week against Kelly Kelly).

DIVAS TAG TEAM MATCH
Beth Phoenix & Jillian Hall defeated Candice Michelle & Kelly Kelly: WWE Women’s champion Beth Phoenix got her win back over Kelly Kelly after slamming her face-first into the mat with her patented finishing hold.

COMEDY MATCH
The Great Charlie w/Ranjin Singh defeated Deuce: The Great Charlie, was of course, Charlie Haas dressed as the Great Khali – accompanied by the REAL Ranjin Singh (the interpretor). After the match, Ranjin Singh brought out the REAL Great Khali to the ring. Singh introduced Charlie to Khali, who found the impression humorous, but took Haas down with a Khali-chop anyway!

TAG TEAM MAIN EVENT MATCH
DX (Shawn Michaels & Triple H) defeated World Heavyweight champion Chris Jericho & Lance Cade: Before the match, Chris Jericho described what he was going to do to Shawn Michaels at No Mercy as he and Lance Cade literally demonstrated their predictions using an actual 10-foot ladder. Jericho said he was so confident, and showed how confident he was by walking under the ladder (usually considered bad luck). After much speculation, Shawn Michaels revealed that his mystery tag team partner was his DX stable-mate, Triple H! The match ended in a DQ after Jericho & Cade double-teamed assaulted Shawn Michaels and the referee threw the match out. Cade held onto Michaels while Jericho went out to get a ladder. Triple H got in the ring with a sledge-hammer, and Jericho bailed while Cade got destroyed by an HBK Superkick and an HHH Pedigree! They set up a ladder and Michaels jumped off of it with a Big Splash onto an unconscious Lance Cade!