WWF RAW Report for September 30,
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- RAW comes to us LIVE the Compaq Center in Houston, Texas!
We start with Eric Bischoff standing in his ring, alongside injured WWE Superstar Lita! Anyone who wants to check out football had better put their remotes down, because Raw is where the action is. There will be three Title matches tonight: Women's, IC, and World Championships. But it gets even better, because at No Mercy, the IC Champion will face the World Champion, winner takes all. One show, one champion: that's what Raw is all about. Some may say that's a little unorthodox, a little radical, but that's what Eric Bischoff is all about.
In the back, Christian and Storm
argue over who is responsable for losing the Tag Titles. Test and
Regal come in and tell them to stop whining like Americans. Regal
says that they can show themselves as a dominant force tonight.
We go to Terri backstage, who asks Chris Jericho if he's worried about losing his IC TItle to Kane tonight. Jericho says that he's going to beat Kane and go right to the main event of No Mercy. Kane's chances of winning are as real as Terri's chest.
Gregory Helms, mild-mannered reporter for the Daily Globe, comes up and asks what is up with Jericho's belief that he can defeat Kane. Jericho tells him that freaks are not cool. Ask Booker T and Goldust. He's not going to be intimidated by a freak in scary red mask. Kane comes up, Jericho gets really nervous and says the interview is over. Terri asks Kane if he remembers kissing her last week for no apparent reason. Kane does, and she beckons him in close and returns the kiss. She walks off as a startled Hurricane and Kane exchange puzzled looks, then Kane breaks out into a toothy grin and tells Helms that chicks dig the mask.
WWE Intercontinental Championship, World Championship Shot
-Chris Jericho vs. Kane
The fires of hell explode and one of the Tag Team Champions, Kane, comes to the ring for a chance not only to become the IC Champ, but also to face Triple H at No Mercy for the World Title.
The Y2J Countdown hits 0.00 and out comes the Ayatollah, the Living Legend, the Rock Star, the King of the World, and Intercontinental Champion, Chris Jericho.
Kane pushes Jericho across the ring a few times, then smacks Jericho down. Punches in the corner by Kane, then a hiptoss. Jericho escapes out of the ring, only for Kane to pull him back in.
Jericho guillotines Kane, then goes up top, but Kane tosses him off the turnbuckles. Ric Flair walks down the ramp as Kane elbows into Jericho. Jericho low blows Kane and punches away. Kane clotheslines Jericho, but is distracted by Flair, allowing Jericho to roll him up 1-2-kickout.
Blatant choke by Jericho, but Kane hits a powerslam 1-2-Flair pulls Jericho's foot onto the ropes. Kane goes outside and chases Flair around the ring, allowing Jericho to nail Kane with a forearm.
Punches by Jericho, then chops to the chest. Big Boot by Kane, who then press slams Jericho over the top and onto the ramp. Flair checks on Jericho, prompting Hebner to toss him from ringside. Flair refuses to move, so Kane beats him up the ramp.
As we come back, Kane is standing over Jericho in the middle of the ring. Kane hits a back body drop, then goes up top for the flying clothesline, but Jericho pushes Hebner into the ropes, 'buckling' Kane. Springboard kick by Jericho, who goes up top and hits a Superplex 1-2-power out.
Kane sits up and starts punching away on Jericho. Kane goes for a tilt-a-whirl, but Jericho floats over and dropkicks Kane in the knee. Chop block by Jericho to bring Kane down to the mat. Kane rolls outside to rest his knee, allowing Jericho to leap off the apron and elbow him. Jericho whips Kane's knee into the stairs.
Back in the ring, Jericho elbow drops onto Kane's injured knee, then applies a step-over toehold. More elbow drops by Jericho, but this time Kane kicks Jericho out of the ring.
Jericho wishbones Kane, then wraps the knee around the ringpost. Jericho then applies the Figure Four around the ringpost, but Kane is able to kick him away.
Back in the ring, Jericho clubs Kane then attempts a suplex from the apron, but Kane blocks and suplexes Jericho out of the ring. Back in the ring, Jericho again takes out Kane's knee.
Punches by Kane, but Jericho ducks the big boot and chop blocks Kane down. Kicks by Jericho, but Kane hits a back suplex and both men go down.
Clothesline by Kane, then another. Kane picks Jericho up and drops him to the mat. Tilt-a-whirl slam by Kane 1-2-shoulder up.
Jericho goes for a springboard, but Kane kicks him down and tosses him out of the ring. On the outside, Kane whips Jericho into the stairs. Back inside, Kane goes up top and hits the flying clothesline 1-2-shoulder up.
Triple H runs down and gets on the apron. Kane knocks him off, but this allows Jericho to bulldog Kane. Jerich ogoes for the Lionsault, but Kane catches him with a choke. Jericho floats over and looks for the Walls, but Kane boots him down.
Trips low bridges the ropes, causing Kane to spill outside. Spinebuster by Triple H, who rolls Kane back into the ring. Jericho goes up top and hits a missile dropkick 1-2-shoulder up.
Trips gets on the apron and distracts Hebner, allowing Jericho to grab a chair and ram it into Kane's injured knee. Jericho flips Kane over and applies the Walls of Jericho, but Kane gets to the ropes.
Jericho stomps on the knee and goes outside to get the chair again. This time Kane boots the chair back into Jericho. Chokeslam by Kane 1-2-3! Kane wins the Intercontinental Championship and will face Triple H for the World Title at No Mercy!