August 26, 2002
New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden
Announcers: Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler

  1. DARK MATCH: Shelton Benjamin b Shawn Stasiak..

    • Goldust b Johnny Stamboli..
    • Steven Richards b Crash Holly..
    • Bradshaw b Justin Credible..
    • D-Lo Brown b Raven..

  3. RAW KICKOFF: Eric Bischoff.
    • Eric welcomes everybody to Eric Bischoff's Monday Night Raw!
    • Eric promise's a historic night tonight!
    • Eric says that they'll unify the IC and Hardcore Titles tonight!
    • Eric says that they'll honor a WWE Hall of Famer tonight!
    • Eric introduces the new Undisputed Champion, Brock Lesnar!!!

  4. IN THE RING: Paul Heyman & Brock Lesnar + Triple H + Undertaker..
    • Brock, wearing what looks to be a new championship belt?
    • Paul says that they are standing on the 'sacred ground' of Madison Square Garden..
    • Paul mentions Bruno Sammartino, Billy Graham, Hulk Hogan..
    • Paul says that those three champions combined still don't equal Brock Lesnar..
    • Paul says that the funniest thing about it is that he "told you so!"
    • Brock takes the microphone and brags about being the youngest WWE Champion ever..
    • Brock says that NOBODY can beat him..
    • Suddenly Shawn Michaels' music comes over the speaker!
    • Triple H (dressed as HBK) comes to the stage..
    • Triple H says that that is the last time we will ever hear 'that crap' again..
    • Triple H says that Shawn didn't even belong in the same ring as him..
    • Triple H says that Shawn will never get in the ring AGAIN..
    • Triple H says that Shawn may never walk AGAIN..
    • Triple H turns his attention to Brock Lesnar as he walks towards the ring..
    • Triple H says that Brock wouldn't be champion if it wasn't for him...
    • Triple H says that he softened Rock up last week on RAW..
    • Triple H says that Brock owes Triple H..
    • Triple H enters the ring..
    • Triple H asks if Brock is man enough to 'play the game'..
    • Suddenly Undertaker's music hits, and out comes the American Badass..
    • Undertaker says that he should get first crack at the young blood..
    • Undertaker calls himself the #1 Contender..
    • Undertaker asks if Brock is the "Next Big Thing" or "Next Big Bitch"!
    • Brock & Triple H attack Undertaker and a 3WAY brawl begins..
    • Undertaker fights back and knocks Triple H out of the ring..
    • Undertaker goes face-to-face with Brock..
    • Undertaker knocks Brock out of the ring with one punch!!
    • Triple H reenters the ring, and stares Undertaker down..
    • Triple H backs up and leaves the ring..
    • Jim Ross: Who is the #1 Contender?

  5. MATCH: Booker T w/Goldust vs Christian w/Lance Storm..
    • Booker T wins the match!

  6. RECAP: Smackdown! Your Vote Campaign..
    • Clips of Gav Pataki, Kurt Angle, Edge, The Rock at the rally..

  7. BACKSTAGE: The UnAmericans..
    • Christian complaining about his loss to Booker T..
    • Test enters and tells Christian to calm down, it's only one match..
    • Test says he's got a plan that will have people talking about the UnAmericans for years..

  8. TAG TEAM MATCH: Bubba & Spike Dudley vs William Regal & Chris Nowinski w/Molly Holly..
    • ~Recap of Nowinkski asking Molly to be in his corner tonight..
    • Molly tries to interfer and misses the Molly-Go-Round..
    • The Dudleyz hit the Wassup Drop on Molly..
    • Bubba tells Spike to "GET THE TABLES!"
    • Nowinski breaks that idea up..
    • Bubba bubbabombs Nowinski and covers him for the WIN!
    • After the match, Bubba tries to powerbomb Molly through the table..
    • William Regal hits Bubba in the head with the brass knux!
    • Nowinski catches Molly and saves her, pulling her from the ring..
    • Spike tries to put DudleyDog Regal through the table, but it doesn't break!
    • Regal looks to have injured his arm..
    • Bubba finishes the job by powerbombing Regal straight through the table!

  9. BACKSTAGE: Molly Holly & Chris Nowinski..
    • Molly thanks Chris for saving her..
    • Molly says that if there is anything she can do to repay him, just say so!
    • Molly hugs Chris Nowinski..

  10. IN THE RING: Eric Bischoff & Jimmy Snuka! + Rosey & Jamal..
    • Eric Bischoff introduces WWE Hall of Famer, Jimmy Snuka!
    • Eric shows a special video package featuring Snuka's MSG moments..
    • Eric gives Snuka a WWE Lifetime Achievement award..
    • Eric says that Snuka's three minutes is just about up...
    • The crowd boos, as Rosey & Jamal jump the rail and attack Jimmy Snuka!
    • Snuka knocks the first monster down but falls to the powerful duo!

  11. IN THE RING: Jimmy Snuka + Chris Jericho..
    • Snuka is behind helped in the ring by WWE Officials..
    • Snuka holds his ribs..
    • Suddenly Jericho's music hits and Jericho comes to the ring..
    • Jericho goes straight after Jimmy Snuka!
    • Jericho drops the legend and locks the LionTamer on him!
    • Jericho gets on the microphone..
    • Jericho asks when they changed the name of this arena to "Madison Square Hasbeen"?!
    • Jericho says that Snuka doesn't deserve special treatment!
    • Jericho says that the King of the World deserves special treatment!
    • Jericho talks about his match with Flair last night at Summerslam..
    • Jericho shows Flair tapping out to the figure four last night..
    • Jericho asks why Flair was awarded the match?!?!?!?!?!
    • Jericho says that he's going to take out his anger on Flair's 'little buddy', Jeff Hardy..
    • Jericho says that he's going to sing his version of NEW YORK NEW YORK!
    • Jericho starts to sing... changing the words negitively..
    • Jim Ross begs for a commercial break, and gets it..
    • ~Commercial.
    • Jericho is still singing!
    • Suddenly Jeff Hardy's music hits and Jeff comes to the ring!

  12. MATCH: Chris Jericho vs Jeff Hardy..
    • Late in the match, Jericho gets the LionTamer on Hardy..
    • Hardy reaches the ropes, and the referee calls for the break..
    • Jericho refuses to break the hold, and leans back on Hardy!
    • The referee disqualifies Jericho..
    • An army of WWE officals come down and pull Jericho off of Jeff Hardy..
    • Jericho is a madman!

  13. INTERVIEW: Terri & Paul Heyman/Brock Lesnar..
    • Terri asks Brock who he prefers as his #1 Contender..
    • Brock says that it doesnt makes a difference!

  14. BACKSTAGE: The UnAmericans..
    • Christian comments that 'this is wrong...... it's perfect!"
    • Test says that tonight, whether they like it or not, "old glory" is going up in flames..

  15. IN THE RING: The UnAmericans..
    • Test, Christian & Lance Storm make their way to the ring to an 'angry calm'..
    • Test says that it's about time the Americans realize what the rest of the world thinks..
    • Test says he cannot think of a better way than this..
    • Test lights the torch and looks at the flag..
    • BANG!!! Kane's music and pyro hits.. But Kane does not appear!
    • Booker T & Goldust come through the crowd and attack the UnAmericans..
    • With 3 on 2, the UnAmericans get the upperhand..
    • Test gets back into the ring and tries to light the flag on fire...
    • BANG!!! Kane's pyro & music hits AGAIN and Kane appears and takes out Test!
    • The UnAmericans retreat, leaving Kane, Booker & Goldust to celebrate..
    • Booker does a spinerooni and tries to leave the ring..
    • Kane says that the fans came to see a "kanerooni"!
    • Kane does his Kanerooni in the middle of the ring to thunderous cheers..
    • Kane is slimmer, with a new mask, sounds different..

  16. IC & HARDCORE UNIFICATION MATCH: Rob Van Dam vs Tommy Dreamer..
    • Match will be fought under Hardcore Rules..
    • Billed as the 'last hardcore match on RAW'..
    • A Ladder used extensively during this match.. A chair was also used..
    • Rob Van Dam pins Tommy Dreamer to unify the Intercontinental & Hardcore Titles!
    • RVD hugs a tearful Dreamer after the match as a show of respect..
    • With no more hardcore title, guys like Dreamer are SCREWED!

  17. TUXEDO/EVENING GOWN MATCH: Howard Finkle vs Lilian Garcia..
    • Stacy comes out to the ring..
    • Stacy says she's there to make sure Trish Stratus doesn't interfer!
    • Howards says that Stacy is interfering with something in his trousers!
    • Winner will be the full time RAW ring announcer..
    • Howard says that he likes Lilians dress, but he thought Gulliani barred Hookers from NY City..
    • Howard & Lilain begin to brawl... really embarrassing actually!
    • Howard knocks Lilian down and tells her that's the way it should be!
    • Howard says something derogatory about blondes..
    • Stacy & Trish jump in and attack Howard..
    • The three woman strip Howard down to his red underwear!!
    • Howard runs backstage while Trish announces Lilian as the winner, and hands her the microphone..

  18. MAIN EVENT #1 CONTENDERSHIP: Triple H vs Undertaker..
    • Late in the match, referee Earl Hebner gets squashed in the corner and is out cold!
    • Lesnar runs down and distracts the Undertaker..
    • Triple H tries to take advantage..
    • Lesnar steps inside the ring and nails Undertaker with the title belt!
    • Triple H draps his arm accross Undertaker's chest, for the 1...2.....3!

  19. BACKSTAGE: Stephanie McMahon & Eric Bischoff + Brock/Heyman..
    • Eric tells Steph to get the hell out of his building!
    • Eric brags about how historic his show was..
    • Eric says that he has the #1 Contender on his show!
    • Brock Lesnar walks up and gets inside the limousine..
    • Steph says that the champion chooses WHERE and WHEN to wrestle..
    • Steph says that she pays Brock a lot of money to be EXCLUSIVE to SMACKDOWN!
    • Steph says that RAW will never have an UNDISPUTED CHAMPION ever again..

  20. RAW goes OFF THE AIR..
    • After the show went off the air, Undertaker gave HHH a choke slam and a last ride.
    • Show ended with Earl Hebner shoving back HHH, who took a bump for him, after HHH had shoved him first.
    • Hebner then grabbed a chair and chased him up the ramp


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