WWE RAW 2008 10 20

October 20, 2008 – Corpus Christi, Texas
Announcers: Michael Cole & Jerry “The King” Lawler

DIVAS TAG TEAM MATCH
Candice Michelle & Kelly Kelly defeated Jillian Hall & Katie Lea Burchill: Kelly Kelly pinned Jillian Hall to win the match for her team!

IN THE RING
World Heavyweight champion Chris Jericho + Batista + Mike Adamle: Chris Jericho bullied Lilian Garcia into introducing him loudly as the World Heavyweight champion. Jericho said the list of candidates to referee his match at Cyber Sunday is a joke. Jericho said it didn’t matter because he would prove why he is the most dominant World champion by retaining his title at Cyber Sunday. Batista came out and said Jericho does not demand respect, he is supposed to earn it. Batista said if Jericho beats him at Cyber Sunday (starting to laugh) then he (Jericho) will begin to earn some people’s respect. Batista said until then Jericho should PLEASE shut his mouth, or he will shut it for him. Mike Adamle came out and announced that both Jericho and Batista will face the same three wrestlers in two separate gauntlet matches. Jericho slapped Batista and bailed out of the ring, telling Batista to get that smile off his face!

SINGLES MATCH
John Bradshaw Layfield defeated “Stone Cold” Charlie Haas: Before the match, JBL cut another arrogant financial promo talking about the rich becoming richer, and the poor (the fans) become poorer. Suddenly Stone Cold Steve Austin’s music played and Charlie Haas came out with a bald head dressed as Stone Cold! JBL couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Haas asked the fans if they wanted to see him open a can of whoop-ass on JBL. They obviously said yes. Haas got some Rattlesnake offense in before JBL destroyed him with a clothesline from hell!

SINGLES MATCH
Rey Mysterio defeated Gene Snitsky: Rey Mysterio is preparing to face Kane at Cyber Sunday by taking on another big man wrestler on RAW.

TAG TEAM MATCH
John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated C.M. Punk & Kofi Kingston: John Morrison & Mike Mizanin did their gimmick on the microphone before the match and pretended to be Degeneration-X before shouting “Are you JEALOUS?”

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Mike Adamle & Chris Jericho: Chris Jericho whined to Mike Adamle about being put in a gauntlet match tonight. Adamle said he put Jericho in a gauntlet match so he can gain some respect, and most importantly, some self-respect.

IN THE RING
Santino Marella & Beth Phoenix + “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan: Santino Marella was wearing a Honky Tonk Man wig, with his face painted like Goldust, and wore a Roddy Piper t-shirt. Santino cut a long promo on all three of his potential challengers at Cyber Sunday. The speech was too long. Finally “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan came down to confront Santino Marella. After some interaction, Santino smashed his guitar over Duggan’s head and proclaimed that he was the greatest Intercontinental champion of all time.

TAG TEAM MATCH
Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes w/Manu vs. Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard & JTG) ended in a No Contest: The match didn’t even get started because DiBiase, Rhodes, and Manu just attacked Cryme Tyme and beat them up! They must have been running low on time or something..

GAUNTLET MATCH
Batista & Chris Jericho defeated William Regal and Mark Henry and Kane: Mike Adamle called this match an “Adamle Original” – but it was kind of dumb if you ask me. Batista started the match and defeated William Regal very quickly. Chris Jericho came in and made short work of William Regal because the damage had already been done. Jericho started the next part of the gauntlet and had to face Mark Henry! After a few minutes, Jericho exposed the turn-buckle to distract the referee while he grabbed the World title and knocked Mark Henry out – but the referee saw it and disqualified Jericho! Batista came in and went after Mark Henry next. Batista gave him a big Spine-buster and scored the pin almost immediately! Next up, Jericho was forced to wrestle Kane and this match lasted quite some time. After a few minutes, Kane pinned the World Heavyweight champion! Batista found this very amusing as he entered the ring and speared Kane and pinned him within seconds!!