e WWE promo hits followed by the RAW promo as the pyro goes off in the Gund Arena in Cleveland, OH starting the show off.
- All RAW superstars appear standing on the outside of the WWE ring on the ring apron.
Vince McMahon Segment
“No Chance In Hell” hits as Vince McMahon gets into the ring and gets on the mic. McMahon says that many superstars in the past ask him a question that he will answer tonight. McMahon says everyone knows he is a success and he knows everyone wants to know his secret on why he is. McMahon says he will share that very secret. Ruthless aggression. McMahon says he took on every wrestling promoter and kicked everyone of their asses. And why, because of ruthless aggression. McMahon says he took on the US Federal Government and the WCW and he kicked both of their asses because of ruthless agression. McMahon asks the WWE superstars if they have ruthless agression to stand out more than anyone /*. McMahon says no one out here has that except for the 2002 King of the Ring winner…”The Next Big Thing” Brock Lesnar. McMahon gets in RVD’s face and asks if that bothers him on how Lesnar won his King of the Ring title. McMahon gets in Bubba Ray Dudley’s face and tells Bubba that since he did what he did at King of the Ring, he will now face Eddie Guerrero tonight. McMahon gets in Jeff Hardy’s face and says that since he likes to mess with The Undertaker, he will face him tonight in a one-on-one match but not for the title. McMahon asks the WWE superstars around the ring who will be the next legend but he doesn’t think anyone has what it takes. McMahon goes to leave the ring when the nWo’s music hits. Big Show, Kevin Nash, Shawn Michaels and X-Pac all appear. HBK gets on the mic and greets Vince McMahon. HBK says he apologizes for their tardiness but he couldn’t help hear what he was saying about “ruthless aggression.” And what he said all pertained to the nWo. HBK says that if McMahon needs help cleaning down all the trash on the RAW brand, the nWo is here for it. Kevin Nash gets on the mic and says that if anyone has a problem with that, they should headline some WrestleMania’s before they speak. Booker T gets in the ring and gets on the mic. Booker T says he thinks the nWo sucks when Goldust comes in and says they are pals and even practically married. Booker T shuts up Goldust and he demands McMahon put him in the ring with anyone in the nWo. McMahon says he cant give Booker T Shawn Michaels tonight because Michaels is an Icon and no one here is. McMahon says it won’t be Kevin Nash for a while until he recovers from his injury. McMahon says however if Nash doesn’t recover from his injury and live up to his benefits, he will join the unemployment line like his buddy Scott Hall. Booker T gets on the mic and says he can take out the nWo with that Gold freak. McMahon says a Tag Team Match will be made tonight with Booker T and Goldust taking on Big Show and X-Pac of the nWo. McMahon says Shawn Michaels and Kevin Nash cannot intefere in the match. Booker T gets on the mic and says that tonight he will take out those nWo punks…SUCKAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. Booker To does the spinearooni as RAW goes to commercial.
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Tag Team Match
Bradshaw & Spike Dudley vs. William Regal & Chris Nowinski
Match starts with Spike jumping on both Regal and Nowinski on the outside. Nowinski gets into the ring and Bradshaw takes him out with punches and kicks. Bradshaw hits a quick clothesline and goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Nowinski charges at Bradshaw but Bradshaw catches him and hits a big fallaway slam. Spike gets the tag and he hits a spinning elbow to the head of Nowinski. Nowinski throws Spike to the outside while Regal works on him. Regal throws Spike back in and Nowinski gives him a shoulder breaker. Nowinski goes for the pin but only gets a two count. William Regal gets the tag and hits a quick snapmare followed by a knee to the face. Regal goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. Nowinski gets the tag and Spike fights back with big punches. Bradshaw gets the tag and takes out both Regal and Nowinski. Bradshaw hits a big boot on Regal followed by hitting an elbow to the face on Nowinski. Spike attempts the Dudley Dog on Nowinski but he throws Spike to the outside. Nowinski then rolls Bradshaw up from behind and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.
Winners: William Regal & Chris Nowinski
- Vince McMahon is shown backstage talking to Sgt. Slaughter. McMahon says he wants to get rid of certain individuals on the RAW roster and he says they will start with Tommy Dreamer and Raven tonight. McMahon tells Slaughter to set up a match tonight between the both that makes sure one of those two wrestle there last night on RAW ever. McMahon goes into the next room and Jackie from Tough Enough 2 is in it wearing a trench coat. Jackie tells McMahon that she is very aggressive. McMahon agrees and sets up a match tonight pitting herself and the new Women’s Champion Molly Holly against Trish Stratus and Linda from Tough Enough 2. Jackie takes off her trench coat and shows McMahon how she will win tomorrow night. The Undertaker walks in and asks Vince what he is doing. Undertaker tells Vince that The Rock almost cost him the Undisputed Title last night at King of the Ring. Undertaker says he wants The Rock tonight on RAW. McMahon says Rock isn’t here tonight and his apperance last week was a one-time deal only. McMahon says besides, he already has a match tonight against Jeff Hardy. Undertaker says he knows McMahon is looking for new superstars and tonight, he will make Jeff Hardy famous the old fashion way.
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WWE REWIND: Bubba Ray Dudley interfering at the King of the Ring last night helping Ric Flair beat Eddie Guerrero.
- Before the match starts, Eddie Guerrero tells Bubba Ray Dudley in the ring that a table will not intimidate him. Guerrero says if they want to see a star, they better take a good look at Latino Heat.
Bubba Ray Dudley vs. Eddie Guerrero
Match starts with Bubba Ray taking down Guerrero with elbows to the back followed by a scoop slam. Guerrero charges at Bubba Ray Dudley and kicks him in the head but Bubba fights back with a back body drop. Bubba Ray hits a quick elbow to the head on Guerrero taking him down. Bubba Ray Dudley tells the crowd he is going to get the tables. Guerrero stops Dudley and hits a quick huricanranna rolling him up getting the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.
Winner: Eddie Guerrero
- After the match, Guerrero gets the table from the outside and sets it up in the ring. Guerrero turns around but Bubba Ray hits him with a kick to the gut followed by a big powerbomb through the table! Chris Benoit runs out and takes Bubba Ray down and locks the Crippler Crossface on him. Many WWE referees run down to the ring and break it up kicking Benoit out of the ring.
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- A promo hits showing highlights from Rey Mysterio Jr.’s wrestling career followed by a graphic saying “HE’S COMING.”
- Goldust then appears dressed up like the Crocodile Hunter. He says tonight instead of looking for Crocs, they will go to the nWo locker room. Goldust walks into the locker room and comes upon The Giant aka Big Show sleeping. X-Pac walks out and chases Goldust out of the locker room.
- Jeff Hardy is shown getting ready for his match with The Undertaker. Matt says tonight is Jeff’s night and Jeff says that tonight he will become a star.
- Goldust is then shown being chased by Goldust when Goldust runs into a room. X-Pac follows but gets knocked out by Booker T. Booker T taunts X-Pac and does the usual “SUCKAAAAAAAA” routine.
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Loser Leaves RAW
Tommy Dreamer vs. Raven
Match starts with both men locking up but Raven getting the advantage in the corner taking down Dreamer with many kicks. Raven hits a quick clothesline followed by a knee lift. Raven goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Raven gets up on the top rope holding onto Dreamer’s head. Raven jumps and drives his knee into Dreamer’s head. Raven goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Raven attempts a bulldog but Dreamer throws Raven into the corner and takes him down with two quick punches. Dreamer hits a quick powerslam but only gets a two count. Dreamer hits a quick neck breaker on Raven but only gets a two count. Dreamer charges at Raven in the corner but Raven moves out of the way. Raven goes for the Evenflow DDT but Dreamer counters out of it and hits a DDT of his own. Dreamer goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Raven throws Dreamer into the ropes and hits a quick inverted DDT. Raven goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Dreamer throws Raven into the ropes, catches him up on his shoulders and hits the Death Valley Driver. Dreamer goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.
Winner: Tommy Dreamer
- After the match, WWE security escorts Raven out of the building.
- Brock Lesnar is shown backstage when Paul Heyman walks up and says that it is now time to honor the 2002 King of the Ring.
- Raven is shown again still being escorted taking his things and going to the arena parking lot. When he gets outside to the parking lot, Matt Hardy spears him into the car garage steel door followed by throwing him onto a car. Hardy tells Raven to have a good trip.
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2002 King of the Ring Coronation Ceremony – Brock Lesnar
Jim Ross is in the ring with Paul Heyman. Ross says that usually the King of the Ring winner gets some kind of prestigious title but this year they get a shot at the Undipusted Title at SummerSlam on August 25th. Heyman gets on the mic and introduces “The Next Big Thing” Brock Lesnar. Heyman gets on the mic and says that Brock Lesnar is the answer to all of Vince McMahon’s questions. Heyman says no one has the desire like Brock Lesnar does in the WWE. Heyman says he would like all the fans to stand and applaud the 2002 King of the Ring winner Brock Lesnar. Rob Van Dam then gets into the ring and nails Lesnar from behind. RVD hits Lesnar with a big spinning heel kick knocking Lesnar to the outside. Lesnar stares down RVD but Heyman holds him back.
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- Backstage, Paul Heyman is shown complaining to Vince McMahon after what Rob Van Dam did to Brock Lesnar. McMahon asks Heyman what he should do. Heyman says he should make a match between Lesner and RVD for RVD’s WWE Intercontinental Title. McMahon agrees and pumps up Lesnar for the match tonight.
The Undertaker vs. Jeff Hardy
Match starts with Undertaker hitting a knee to Jeff Hardy’s gut. Undertaker throws Jeff to the corner and hits a few elbows the chest. Undertaker throws Jeff into the corner, Jeff bounces off, Undertaker grabs Jeff and connects him with a big bodyslam. Undertaker goes for the pin but lifts himself up after two. Undertaker picks up Jeff, backs up, and hits a big boot to the face. Jeff rolls under the bottom rope by the ring apron. Undertaker gets up on the ring apron, jumps, but Jeff moves out of the way. Jeff jumps over the top rope and takes down Undertaker on the outside. Jeff jumps up on the guard railing, jumps at Undertaker but Undertaker catches him and hits a big chokeslam on the outside. Undertaker rolls Jeff back into the ring and hits the Last Ride. Undertaker pins Jeff and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.
Winner: The Undertaker
- After the match, The Undertaker gets on his bike and leaves when Jeff Hardy gets on the mic. Jeff tells Undertaker that he wants a match with him again next week but this time for the Undisputed Title. Jeff says he is not done yet though. It will be his kind of match…a ladder match! Undertaker accepts and leaves.
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Tag Team Match
Trish Stratus & Linda Miles vs. Molly Holly & Jackie Gayda
Before the match starts, Molly Holly gets on the mic and says that it is an honor to bring back dignity to the WWE Women’s Title. Match starts with Trish taking down Molly but Jackie then gets the tag. Trish works on Jackie until Linda gets the tag. Linda works on Jackie’s elbow until Trish climbs up the top rope and nails it. Trish gets the tag and works on Jackie’s elbow again. Linda gets the tag and does the same. Jackie sends Linda into the ropes, Molly kicks Linda from behind, and Jackie hits a quick clothesline. Molly gets takes Jackie down hitting a few elbows to the back. Molly then chokes Linda with the second rope. Jackie interferes from the ring apron and chokes Linda as well. Molly throws Linda into the ropes, Linda jumps over Molly and hits a sunset flip but only gets a two count. Molly hits a quick snap suplex on Linda. Jackie gets the tag and climbs the top rope. Molly holds Linda but Linda hits a dropkick on her. Molly hits the ropes making Jackie fall. Trish runs at Jackie on the top rope and hits her hurricanranna. Trish goes for the pin but Molly breaks it up. Linda throws Jackie to the outside while Molly attempts a charge in the corner but Trish moves out of the way. Trish grabs Molly and hits the Stratusfaction. Trish goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.
Winners: Trish Stratus & Linda Miles
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- The Coach is shown standing by with Rob Van Dam. Coach asks RVD if he thinks he can still walk away tonight still the WWE Intercontinental Champion after his match with Brock Lesnar tonight. RVD says of course he will because he is Rob-Van-Dam. Paul Heyman walks up and calls RVD a son of a bitch when Brock Lesnar cuts Heyman off and speaks, yes speaks. He tells RVD he will show him just what ruthless agression is all about tonight.
- The nWo is shown walking with Kevin Nash and Shawn Michaels yelling at X-Pac and Big Show to go get the job done tonight against Booker T and Goldust. Big Show and X-Pac say they will.
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SLAM OF THE WEEK: The nWo taking out Booker T and Goldust last week on RAW.
Tag Team Match
nWo (Big Show & X-Pac) vs. Booker T & Goldust
Match starts with Booker T and Big Show. Both men lockup but Big Show slams Booker back down hard. Both men lockup again but Big Show backs Booker into the corner and hits a hard chop to the chest. Big Show goes for a clothesline but Booker ducks and gives Big Show some big chops to the chest. Booker tries to throw Big Show into the ropes but he pulls Booker back and hits a big side slam. X-Pac gets the tag and hits a chop on Booker in the corner. Booker takes down X-Pac with a big heel kicks followed by a knee to the head. Goldust gets the tag and Booker tosses X-Pac in the corner followed by Goldust charging at him. Goldust backs up, runs, and hits the Bronco Buster on X-Pac! Goldust then hits a Manhatten Drop followed by a clothesline. Goldust gets taken down by a big spinning heel kick from X-Pac. Big Show gets the tag and he hits a big knee lift on Goldust. Big Show picks up Goldust and then hits a big scoop slam. X-Pac gets the tag and he charges at Goldust in the corner many times followed by a scoop slam and a quick leg drop. X-Pac goes for the pin but Booker T breaks it up. Goldust goes for a clothesline, X-Pac ducks, Goldust grabs X-Pac from behind and rolls him up but only gets a two count. X-Pac throws Goldust into the corner and hits two big hard chops. Big Show gets the tag and hits a big suplex followed by a leg drop on Goldust. Big Show taunts at Booker T when he picks up Goldust and hits an inverted DDT. Big Show goes for the pin but Booker T breaks it up. X-Pac gets the tag and he takes down Goldust in the corner. X-Pac backs up, runs, but misses the Bronco Buster. Booker T gets the tag as well as Big Show. Booker nails X-Pac in the corner, Big Show charges, Booker moves and Big Show connects with X-Pac in the corner. Big Show charges at Booker T, Booker ducks and hits a spinning heel kick. Big Show gets on one knee and Booker hits a scissors kick. X-Pac gets in but Booker takes him down with a spinebuster. Both Booker T and Goldust pick up Big Show and hit a big suplex! X-Pac pulls Booker to the outside which leaves Goldust and Big Show in the ring. Goldust sets up Big Show for the Shattered Dreams but Big Show catches Goldust in the corner when he charges at him and hits a big chokeslam! Big Show goes for the pin and gets the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.
Winners: nWo (Big Show & X-Pac)
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WWE Intercontinental Title Match
Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman
Match starts with Lesnar charging at RVD picking him up in the air and slamming him in the corner. Lesnar throws RVD into the other corner and hits a big clothesline. Lesnar chokes RVD in the corner until the referee breaks it up. Lesnar chokes RVD again but this time with his foot. Lesnar throws RVD into the other corner, RVD lifts a boot, gets up on the turnbuckle and hits a big kick to the face. RVD charges at Lesnar in the other cornering looking to hit a monkey flip but Lesnar holds RVD up, RVD counters and hits a hurricanranna! Lesnar rolls to the outside, RVD jumps over the top rope, Lesner catches him and nails him off the turnbuckle. RVD attempts a spinning heel kick on Lesnar but Lesnar catches his foot, lifts him in the air and connects with a modified chokeslam. Lesnar goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Lesnar picks up RVD and hits a big overhead belly to belly suplex. RVD catches Lesnar with an elbow to the face when Lensar tried to charge at him but Lesnar fights back with yet another overhead belly to belly suplex. Lesnar goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Lesnar picks up RVD and hits two big backbreakers. RVD fights back with a few punches and kicks. RVD goes off the ropes and takes Lesnar down to his knees. RVD goes off the ropes again but this time Lesnar catches him with a clothesline. RVD gets on his feet but Lesnar applies a bearhug on him. RVD tries to fight out of the submission but Lesnar slams him back down hard. Lesnar goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Lesnar throws RVD into the corner, RVD bounces off, Lesnar catches him up on his shoulder and Lesnar charges RVD onto the corner. Lesnar throws RVD back up onto his shoulders again and does the same. Lesnar attempts it one more time but RVD slides off his shoulders and kicks him into the corner. RVD hits a few big kicks followed by connecting with the Rolling Thunder. RVD goes for the pin but only gets a two count. RVD goes off the ropes again but this time hits a quick moonsault. RVD goes for the pin but once again gets a two count. Hyeman interferes from the outside holding RVD’s leg. Lesnar charges, RVD moves, Lesnar hits his neck on the second rope. RVD climbs the top rope and hits a big kick to the face on Lesnar. RVD climbs the top rope, Heyman interferes, Lesnar grabs RVD and holds him up high above. RVD gets down, RVD goes for a kick but Lesnar holds his leg. RVD then hits a big spinning heel kick. RVD then hits a moonsault from the top rope. RVD goes for the pin, 1, 2, Heyman gets into the ring and breaks it up as the referee rings the bell.
Winner by DQ & STILL Intercontinental Champion: Rob Van Dam
- After the match, Paul Heyman goes to the outside and throws in a steel chair. Brock Lesnar picks it up, RVD runs and hits the Van Daminator into Lesnar’s face with the steel chair! Heyman gets into the ring but RVD takes him down, climbs the top rope and hits the Five Star Frog Splash! RVD rolls to the outside but Brock Lesnar catches him and slams him back down hard onto the outside. Lesnar then clears the announcers table, picks up RVD and powerbombs him through it as RAW goes off the air…