January 31, 2005
San Jose, California
Announcers: Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler

    • Tajiri defeated Psicosis in a tryout DARK match..
    • Since RAW & Smackdown! were taped here on the same night, there were no HEAT or VELOCITY tapings..

  2. IN THE RING: Triple H & Ric Flair + Batista + John Bradshaw Layfield (on screen)..
    • Ric Flair gave Triple H a generous introduction saying that is the measuring stick on what it is to be GREAT..
    • Triple H says he could come out and talk about how great he is, but there's no point cause everybody knows it..
    • Triple H introduces Batista, saying he did something last night 'almost as impressive as what he did'..
    • Batista comes out in a suit and shades and plays to the crowd as they cheer for him..
    • Triple H talks about Batista throwing John Cena out of the Royal Rumble three times at the end!
    • Triple H says that there have been a lot of rumors but he just wants to say he's proud of Batista..
    • Triple H talks about 'finding' Batista (uhhh wasn't that Reverand D-Von Dudley who discovered Batista?)
    • Triple H points out that all three of them (HHH, Ric Flair, and Batista) are all Royal Rumble winners..
    • Triple H cautiously announces that it will be his honor to defend the Heavyweight title against Batista..
    • Batista says he loves listening to Triple H talk about him, but wants to talk about Triple H now..
    • Suddenly a taped interview played over the big screen with JBL insulting Batista after the Royal Rumble PPV..
    • Triple H says that if Batista wanted JBL's WWE title he would take it, but it will be HHH vs Batista at Wrestlemania!

  3. IC TITLE MATCH: Shelton Benjamin vs Simon Dean..
    • Shelton Benjamin pinned Simon Dean in less than two minutes..
    • Simon Dean claimed that the only reason Shelton Benjamin won is because he uses the Simon System!
    • Shelton Benjamin returned to the ring and gave Simon Dean a massive Stinger Splash!

  4. BACKSTAGE: Eric Bischoff & Triple H..
    • Triple H demands that Eric Bischoff find out who put the JBL interview on the big screen..
    • Eric Bischoff says he doesn't want to lose Batista to Smackdown! as much as the next person..
    • Triple H says if he finds out this is some kind of backdoor trade, then Bischoff will have hell to pay!

  5. IN THE RING: Christy Hemme + Edge + Shawn Michaels..
    • Christy Hemme was shooting t-shirts into the crowd with the t-shirt gun when she was interrupted by Edge..
    • Edge says he won't stand in the back and let Christy embarass him by shooting Wrestlemania 21 shirts to the fans!
    • Edge says that Christy Hemme is rubbing it in his face that he didn't win the Royal Rumble last night..
    • Edge says he dominated the Royal Rumble match, going down to the final three, even after beating Shawn Michaels!
    • Edge grabs Christy by the wrist to intimidate her, until Shawn Michaels' music hits and he comes out to the ring..
    • Shawn Michaels says that it is embarassing to look Edge in the eye and say he beat him in a match..
    • Shawn Michaels talks about eliminating Kurt Angle, and then being eliminated by Angle and then put in the anklelock!
    • Shawn Michaels says he is looking to eleviate his pent up frustration here in San Jose tonight!
    • Shawn Michaels says he doesn't mind pulling double duty for the 2nd night in a row and challenges Edge to a rematch..
    • Edge refuses and says he has nothing to proove, then reminds Michaels that he said he would shake his hand if he lost..
    • Edge extends his hand, and Shawn Michaels shakes it, and then gives Edge the Sweet Chin music accross the JAW!

  6. MATCH: Maven defeated The Hurricane in less than two minutes..

  7. BACKSTAGE: Candice Michelle & Maria Kenellis + Gene Snitsky..
    • Gene Snitsky bumps into Candice & Maria and scares them before saying "Hey girls... nice shoes!"..

  8. BACKSTAGE: Eric Bischoff & Jonathan Coachman + Theodore Long..
    • Eric Bischoff demands that The Coach find out who was behind the JBL tape playing earlier..
    • Smackdown!'s General Manager Theodre Long shows up and explains that he had nothing to do with the JBL tape..
    • Theodore Long says he wants Batista to use the same loophole that Chris Benoit used last year to jump ship!
    • Theodore Long talks about JBL facing The Big Show in a barbed wire steel cage match at No Way Out..
    • Eric Bischoff orders Jonathan Coachman to get security to throw Theodore Long and any SD! guys out!

  9. BACKSTAGE: Randy Orton & Stacy Keibler..
    • Stacy Keibler says maybe Randy Orton shouldn't compete tonight after suffering a concussion last night..
    • Randy Orton says this isn't just a job to him, and he he has to proove that he is still the legend killer!

  10. TAG TITLE MATCH: La Resistance vs Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho..
    • Things got out of hand and the referee ruled that it would end in a DOUBLE DISQUALFICATION..

  11. IN THE RING: Muhammad Hassan & Khosrow Daivari + Sgt Slaughter..
    • Muhammad Hassan complains about being discriminated against last night when 8 Superstars ganged up on him!
    • Muhammad Hassan says he put the word out to challenge any American that disagrees with the things he talks about!
    • Sgt. Slaughter comes out in wrestling gear, waving the American flag, to accept the challenge..

  12. SPECIAL CHALLENGE MATCH: Muhammad Hassan w/Khorow Daivari vs Sgt. Slaughter..
    • Muhammad Hassan made Sgt. Slaughter submit to the Camel Clutch submission (shades of Iron Sheik)..

  13. BACKSTAGE: Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit..
    • Benoit & Jericho butt heads backstage to motivate eachother, upset that they didn't win their match..

  14. BACKSTAGE: Triple H & Ric Flair..
    • Triple H says maybe he's being selfish by wanting to wrestle Batista at Wrestlemania 21..
    • Triple H says Batista probably should take Theodore Long's money and go to SD! take the WWE championship..
    • Triple H says if Batista won the WWE title then Evolution would run the entire company..
    • Ric Flair says Triple H is a genius, because HE (Flair) would have never thought of that!

  15. ON STAGE: Eric Bischoff..
    • Eric Bischoff books Chris Jericho vs Chris Benoit in a Submissions match for next week in Japan..
    • Eric Bischoff says William Regal & Tajiri will face La Resistance for the Tag Team titles next week too..
    • Eric Bischoff also books Triple H vs Edge for the World Heavyweight title!

  16. TAG MATCH: Randy Orton & Shawn Michaels vs Triple H & Ric Flair w/Batista..
    • Batista got himself ejected from ringside by the referee midway through the match..
    • The referee got knocked out, and then Randy Orton got knocked out with a glazed look in his eyes again..
    • Triple H set up Randy Orton for the Pedigree, but Shawn Michaels super-kicked HHH across the face!
    • Edge came in and tried to spear SHawn Michaels, but accidentally speared Triple H inside!!
    • Randy Orton rolled over and drapped his arm over Triple H's chest for the 1-2-3 pinfall!
    • Shawn Michaels held Randy Orton's head up and motioned for someone at ringside to get help..

  17. STEEL CAGE MATCH: Kane vs Gene Snitsky..
    • Midway through the match, Trish Stratus came down to ringside wearing a neck-brace..
    • Kane was about to escape the cage, but notice Trish standing there and dragged her by the hair into the Cage!
    • Kane went for the chokeslam, but Gene Snitsky saved her by kicking Kane from behind!
    • Gene Snitsky was out the door, but decided to go back in, and ripping the Cage door off and brought it in..
    • After a brief battle, Kane chokeslammed Gene Snitsky on the Cage door and pinned him for the victory!

  18. And that's a wrap folks..

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