By: Mike, rajah.com reader
I was at the RAW house show @ Butlins Minehead on Saturday. Entertaining show
enjoyed by everyone - lasted approx 2 hours 40 mins.Matches Plus notes:
Regal b. Cody Rhodes - Good pop for Regal.
* Manu b. D-Lo Brown* Beth Phoenix b.
Candice in a Womenâ€™s title match. Mickie James ran in after the bell to save Candice
from a Beth beat-down.
* Mike Knox b. Jamie Noble* Bret 'The Hitman' Haas b. Snitzky
* Rey Mysterio b. Kane in a brilliant (especially for a house show) No DQ match.
Good use of chairs, trash cans, rails and trash lids!
* Tommy Dreamer b. Chavo
* Santino b. Kofi Kingston. Good heat for Santino, who was brilliantly
entertaining as usual. Made fun of England and football make the crowd ROAR with
WHAT! chants and he spoke of how he was debuting a new move called the "Maseraati
Clutch". Which we didn't see.
He had an entertaining pose-off with Kofi.
* Main Event:Batista Vs Jericho in a
Heavyweight title match. Jericho built great heat with the crowd, demanding they
were all upstanding to salute him. Teased Orton music halfway through. Jericho
turned his efforts on Orton.Batista won via DQ after a Orton run in, Jericho and
Orton beat down Batista, CM Punk ran in for the save. As Orton and Jericho made
their way out they were challenged to a tag match, Jericho / Orton Vs Punk and
Batista. Punk + Batista won after Batista bombed Jericho.Interesting note - during
the title match Jericho accidentally kicked a chair into the crowd injuring a child
fan. He broke character to check his well being momentarily until Batista could
check on the child. Following the match the child was welcomed to the ring to
celebrate with Jericho's title, and Batista / Punk. It's believed the child got to
keep Jericho's belt as an apology.
Biggest Pop:Batista / Punk + Rey.
Heat:Santino / Jericho.As I said, an excellent night with good matches. Most were
surprised at the stars in attendance plus level of work and effort for a house show
with approx 4000 people in attendance.Hope that covers it!Mike