Reader Joe Bishop sent in the following report:
Just got back from the RAW Show at the Chevrolet Centre in Youngstown, Ohio.
Tony Chimel welcomes us to the show and says that we were to chose the main event stipulation between: Falls anywhere, 2/3 falls, and No DQ.
Kofi Kingstown and Kelly Kelly def. Paul Burchil and Katie Lee.
Kofi won w/ the “Trouble in Paradise”. Rather boring.
Jimmy Curtis def. Matt Striker
Before the match, Striker trashed Youngstown, and said he would defeat a new Jimmy Curtis, having his “first-ever WWE match”. Curtis won w/ a Backslide.
Lance Cade def. D’lo Brown
I don’t remember much of this match. The finish saw D’lo missing his Lo Down, and Cade winning w/ a Sit-out Powerbomb.
WWE Women’s Championship
Mickie James def. Beth Phoenix
Mickie came out w/ some kid that won “manager of the night”. Mickie countered a suplex into her DDT for the win. Crowd actually loved this match… Santino came out to comfort Beth on her loss, saying he would retire someone who should have retired long ago, and trashed Youngstown.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan def. Santino
Santino was helping Beth out of the ring, Duggan runs up w/ his 3-point clothesline, and that’s it. About a 4-second match. Afterwards, Beth kissed Santino, and he fell over. Beth carried Santino back on her shoulders… Did not want to see that.
The “hostess” Layla was in the ring saying thanks and all that crap. Jamie Noble came out and asked her out. After making Jamie promise no trouble, she said yes. Then Kane came out.
Kane def. Jamie Noble
Kane wins a squash, Chokeslamming Jamie after he was pummeling him on the turnbuckle.
John Cena and Cryme Tyme def. Chris Jericho and Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase
Before the match, Jericho was saying how the previous tag match (was supposed to be HBK/Cena vs Y2J/Kane) was cancelled because of him and how Shawn will never be back. About five minutes of HBK chants broke out. After Cena/Cryme time came out, Jericho went to ringside and began talking crap to someone at ringside. Someone from the YPD threatened him. Cena took the chance to “break it up” with saying, “I thought you were smarter than that, Jericho. You almost got arrested by Youngstown’s finest.” Long match, with Youngstown loving Cena and Cryme Tyme. JTG didn’t get tagged in. Finish saw Cena FUing Jericho across the ring and locking a STFU on Dibiase, I think.
Main Event: World Heavyweight Championship, no DQ.
CM Punk def. Batista
Long match w/ the microphone, the belt, and two chairs all being used. CM Punk got nothing but boos while Batista was abit more over than Cena. Finish saw Batista charging at CM Punk, but Punk moves, sending him into the turnbuckle. Batista goes for a spear and ends up hitting the chair Punk held up.
3) Cryme Tyme
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