May 2, 2005
Boston, Massachusetts
Announcers: Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler

    • Todd Hansen defeated Brian Black -dark match-..
    • Tyson Tomko defeated Arch Kincaid by Count Out..
    • Maven defeated Val Venis..
    • The Heart Throbs (Antonio & Romeo) defeated William Regal & Tajiri..

  2. BACKSTAGE: Batista & Christy Hemme + Eric Bischoff..
    • The show opens with a shot of Batista flirting with Christy Hemme with his World belt over his shoulder..
    • Eric Bischoff shows up and Congratulates Batista on his match against Triple H last night at Backlash..
    • Eric Bischoff announces a "Gold Rush Tournament" on RAW to see who will face Batista next..
    • Eric Bischoff gives Batista the night off, but Batista says he wants to hang around and have a match..
    • Batista suggests since Triple H got to fight JR, then he would like a match with Eric Bischoff..
    • Eric Bischoff freaks out and Batista laughs and says maybe Eric Bischoff needs the night off..

  3. GOLD RUSH TOURNAMENT MATCH: Christian w/Tyson Tomko vs Kane w/Lita (on crutch)..
    • Dispite the brutality in the ring, chants of "We Want Matt!" could be heard in the stands..
    • Kane won the match with a "Slam Dunk Choke Slam" to advance in the Tournament..
    • After the match, Tyson Tomko attacked Kane but he got chokeslammed too!

  4. BACKSTAGE: Christian + Ric Flair..
    • Christian stumbles around backstage trying to catch his breath when he bumped into Ric Flair..
    • Ric Flair cut an embarassing promo (by his standards) kissing saying Triple H is going to win the Tournament..

  5. IN THE RING: Muhammad Hassan & Khosrow Daivari..
    • Muhammad Hassan said he is there to not let this injustice pass without a confrontation..
    • Muhammad Hassan complained about being left out of the Gold Rush Tournament, just like he was left out of WM21!
    • Muhammad Hassan says that what happened to him at Backlash was a travesty and he blames HBK, Hogan and the fans..
    • Muhammad Hassan says there is one more person who needs to be held accountable, then he turns towards Daivari!
    • Muhammad Hassan says he could have become an ICON and Khosrow Daivari BLEW IT -- then he slaps Daivari's face!
    • Muhammad Hassan repeatedly kicked Daivari while he was down as the fans chanted for Hogan..
    • Muhammad Hassan departed the ring as Daivari remained loyal by stumbling and limping behind him..

  6. MATCH: Viscera vs Simon Dean..
    • Viscera comes out and says he proves how physical he can be, and he also proved his appetite for love..
    • Viscera then turned towards Lilian Garcia and said he likes it spicey and wants to go south of the border..
    • Simon Dean (never so glad to see him) came out and said women want greek gods like him..
    • Simon Dean offers to help Viscera by giving him a lifetime supply of his Simon System products..
    • Viscera trabbed Simon Dean by the throat and began the match, absolutely destroying Dean quickly..
    • Viscera says he wants Lilian Garcia and all the women of the world to know that he's back on the market..

  7. BACKSTAGE: Stacy Keibler & Candice Michelle + Eric Bischoff + Triple H..
    • Eric Bischoff 'talks' to Stacy & Candice about Stacy's photoshoot in STUFF Magazine (cheap plugs)..
    • Eric Bischoff walks into his office and finds Triple H, who was furious of Bischoff's Gold Rush Tournament..
    • Triple H says that he deserves the World title and blames the incompetent referees for his loss at Backlash..
    • Triple H demands another rematch TONIGHT, and adds that Eric Bischoff owes him that..
    • Eric Bischoff says Triple H is lucky that he's even in the Tournament after assaulting the referee last night..
    • Eric Bischoff says that they're going to do this HIS way this time..
    • Triple H says it doesn't matter what he does, he will regain the title and be World Champion again..

  8. INTERVIEW: Maria Kanellis & Shelton Benjamin..
    • Shelton Benjamin says he is not nervous about the Gold Rush Tournament and not knowing his opponent..
    • Chris Jericho showed up and said Shelton Benjamin beat him fair-and-square and has earned his respect..
    • Chris Jericho says that he HAS to win the Gold Rush Tournament because he hasn't had a 1-on-1 title shot in 3 years!
    • Shelton Benjamin remarks that he respects that and wishes Jericho the best of luck with a handshake..

  9. GOLD RUSH TOURNAMENT MATCH: Shelton Benjamin vs Shawn Michaels..
    • Shelton Benjamin scored a series of near-falls during this extremely intriguing match..
    • Shelton Benjamin went for a spring-board move but got knocked out by a superkick from HBK for the win!
    • Shawn Michaels stuck around and helped the young superstar to his feet out of respect..

  10. INTERVIEW: Todd Grisham & Edge..
    • Todd Grisham asks why Edge is even in the Gold Rush Tournament when he already has the "Money In The Bank"..
    • Edge explains that not even Batista can withstand two title matches against him..
    • Todd Grisham says that if Edge doesn't use his title shot it may be useless if he is drafted to Smackdown!..
    • Edge leaves the interview area and approaches Victoria and Lita saying "What are you looking at?"..

  11. TAG TITLE MATCH: The SuperHeros defeated La Resistance to retain..

  12. GOLD RUSH TOURNAMENT MATCH: Edge vs Chris Jericho..
    • Grueling match, Edge won after whacking Jericho with the breifcase and hit a spear to finish him off!

  13. $4000 MASTERLOCK CHALLENGE: Chris Master vs ???????? (aka Jimmy Jact Cash)..
    • Chris Masters says if a New Yorker couldn't break the Masterlock, how could a person from Boston do it?
    • Chris Masters ups the anti to $4000 and a Curt Shilling Red Sox Jersey and an autographed football..
    • Chris Masters picks out a local fan (planted) from the audience and made short work of him..

  14. GOLD RUSH TOURNAMENT MATCH: Triple H w/Ric Flair vs Chris Benoit..
    • Triple H gave Chris Benoit a forearm smash to the back of the head, sending him falling out of the ring..
    • Chris Benoit collapsed outside the ring with a truly scarry glazed-over look on his face as they went to break..
    • The referee was knocked out and Ric Flair interfered and they double-teamed Chris Benoit..
    • Batista ran down to make the save and destroy Ric Flair and give the spinebuster to Triple H!
    • Batista left the ring and Chris Benoit locked Triple H into the Sharp-shooter.......
    • Triple H crawled to the ropes but Batista pulled the rope back so Triple H couldn't grab it..
    • Triple H eventually succombed to the Submission and tapped out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. BONUS MATCH: Shawn Michaels & Batista defeated Triple H & Edge..
  16. And that's a wrap folks..

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