RAW in the Market Square Arena 2015


The Godfather pinned Rick Steiner after a powerslam in 0:04:09.
Rating: * 3/4
D-Lo Brown and Mark Henry defeated Steve Williams and Stan Hansen when M. Henry pinned Hansen with the Big Splash in 0:11:48.
Rating: * 3/4
The WWF championship committee announced that since Ken Shamrock and Chris Benoit have been unable to settle their personal differences, they will be
facing each other at WrestleMania. The winner of their match will get to pick
a new partner with whom he will hold the WWF World Tag Team Titles.

The Acolytes defeated Jushin Liger and Kensuke Sasaki when Bradshaw pinned Sasaki after the Clothesline From Hell in 0:03:30.
Rating: ** 1/4
Cactus Jack told the crowd that he would have to cancel his scheduled WrestleMania match against Stan Hansen for personal reasons but that he will be finding a suitable replacement.

Shawn Michaels pinned Edge with the Superkick in 0:10:23.
(Shawn Michaels won the WWF Intercontinental Title.)
Rating: *** 1/2
Rocky Maivia pinned Chris Benoit with the Rock Bottom in 0:17:55.
(Rocky Maivia retained the WWF World Title.)
Rating: *** 3/4
The Rock had something very special in store for Hollywood Hogan.

Match Observations:

There has probably never been a better team who managed not to get along on so
many different levels as Chris Benoit and Ken Shamrock. Those two have it all:
the wrestling skill, the poise, the great brawling... you name it. Really, all
that is missing is a team spirit, and for that reason, the two of them will be
given the chance to split up - despite being WWF World Tag Team Champions.

They will be facing one another at WrestleMania. Whoever wins this encounter
will be permitted to name a new tag team partner with whom he will hold the WWF
World Tag Team Titles.

The Acolytes continue to kick some serious butt, and as Kensuke Sasaki found
out tonight, there is one sure way to tick off Bradshaw: lariat him.

Nobody really knows what goes on in Cactus Jack's mind. He announced tonight
that he will not be wrestling Stan Hansen at WrestleMania 2015 "for personal
reasons"... whatever that may mean. He did point out, though, that he will be
finding suitable replacement against Hansen. He better because nobody but the
best has ever been able to defeat Hansen !

Shawn Michaels and Canadian WWF superstar Edge keep duking it out for the WWF
Intercontinental Title. After last night's upset win, Shawn Michaels through his
sheer determination pulled off a win over Edge which gave him the
Intercontinental title once again. Way to go, Shawn and Edge ! They will be
rematched at WrestleMania... in one of Shawn Michals' speciality matches, a
ladder match.

The Rock was the prime beneficiary of Hollywood Hogan's interference once again.
Just as Chris Benoit was about to put him away, Hogan came to the rescue.
However, he may have hurt his own title chances beyond repair in the process.
WWF officials determined that either Hogan drop his title shot - or that he
agree to a new contract which calls for the winner of the Hogan-Rock match
getting the WWF World Title and the loser leaving the WWF forever !

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