WWE House Show Results (5/28/05) - Vancouver, British Columbia

RAW “WrestleMania Revenge” Live Event

Date: 05/28/2005
Venue: PNE Agrodome
Estimated Attendance : 4500/5000
City/Province: Vancouver, BC
Start Time: 7:30
By: Tim Schaab, rajah.com reader

Hello and bonjour to everyone out there reading this report. I am Tim Schaab, and I will do my best to fill you in on the matches and events that occurred on Saturday, May 28th 2005. First of all before I get to the matches, I must say it’s an insult to Van City for having the WWE in one of the smallest arenas around. For those people not from this area, the Agrodome can only seat about 5000, which is horrible for a city with a population over 3 million! Enough about my cahoots over this and that… onto the show!

First match:
Viscera vs. Tyson Tomko
First match in Van City of 2005. Candice comes out to make the action even hotter tonight, and is the special guest ring announcer for the opening contest. Both wrestlers come out to good crowd reactions and get things underway. Tomko tries to slam Big Vis numerous times but to no avail. Eventually Tomko gets caught and pinned for a 3 count. Viscera celebreates after and looks at ringside towards Candice. He calls hers into the ring, offers his room key, yady yady yada… Viscera is a pimp. I’d say 4/10 for opening match.

Second Match:
Tajiri vs. "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters
Chris Masters comes out to some good heat. He walked over my way so I got pissed and pushed him a bit. Security didn’t like that… stupid Masters. Tajiri runs towards the ring and things get going. However, Masters is just to big, and uses his height to hit numerous slams on the little asian. Tajiri reverses the Irish whip, off the ropes, into a spring board elbow! Setting up for his super kick, and it is hit! One, Two, Kickout! Stupid Masters. Tajiri sets up for another one, that’s reversed right into the Masterlock. And we all know what happens when that is locked in. The ref calls for the bell and this match is done. Stupid Masters’ match only deserves a 4/10

Third Match:
3-WAY FOR THE WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The Hurricane & Rosey vs. The Heart Throbs vs. Simon Dean & Maven
It’s the Heeeeeeeeeart Throbs! Who dance with the security guards. Then Maven and Simon come out and laugh at a fat guy in the first row. Finally the superheroes run out to save the day. Lots of action in this one with lots of tags. Heart Throbs are very entertaining, and Simon laughs at fat people. Hurricane and Rosey run into the ring and hit the Eye of the Hurricane for the win. This woke the crowd up so 6/10 is good.

Well J.J. Roberts is our announcer tonight so lets go to ringside and see what he has to say. “The Following Contest is sch…” *Cue Coach’s music*. Coach says he is now special guest announcer and ref for this next match. He introduces this:

Fourth Match:
Christy Hemme vs. Victor
Christy Hemme has improved a tiny bit. She had lots of reversals tonight on Victoria. Victoria falls on the turnbuckle. She may be seriously hu… no wait she jumps Christy from behind. Holy heel turn! Victoria sets up for the Widows peak, but Christy reverses! 1, 2 ,3! Wait no! Coach forgot to count 3. Coach rolls out of the ring, and here comes another ref, Christy rolls Victoria up. 1,2,3! The Diva Search winner picks up the victory against RAW’s toughest female competition. Good comedy and some okay wrestling so how about 5.5/10.

Fifth Match:
Chris Benoit vs. Gene Snitsky
“The following contest, is an ECW rules match!” Benoit comes out to a great Canadian pop. Then Snitsky walks out to some big heat. Man that guy is ugly. During this match garbage cans, kendo sticks and steel chairs were all used to provide quite an entertaining show. Snitsky goes for the clothesline, Benoit ducks under and hits a suplex to Snitsky right on the garbage can! Benoit goes up top for the diving headbutt. He fly’s, and connects! Benoit picks up the victory on the ugly brute. This match, 8/10.

Sixth Match:
INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Shelton Benjamin vs. Christian
Chrrrrristian is in the house! With Tyson Tomko right behind Christian recieves a massive pop. Out comes Shelty B! *Crowd is silent*. Wow… no reaction at all for the IC Champ, even some heat. Christian grabs the mic as fast as he could and said Vancouver is not part of the Christian Coalition. 1 minute later, the crowd is back on Christian’s side. Christian and Benjamin are confused what to do. Benjamin gets on the mic and says he’s had enough of this and walks out. Holy heel turn! Tomko runs after Benjamin and throws him in the ring. Christian grabs the mic now. “Tomko, you got the night off”. This is crazy, Christian has turned face just for Vancouver, and Benjamin was the heel. Not a lot of Shelton’s high flying moves but more of the cheap dirt play. It was fun seeing Christian wrestle a good face match. Lots of good action. However, in the end Shelton rolls up Christian and grabs the tights for the win. The best match of the night so far 7/10.

INTERMISSION. Wow, smoke break. So theres 3 main events left, with the first part of the show being good and bad at times. Lets just hope for the next match, there may be some “you screwed Matt” chants.

Seventh Match:
Kane vs. Edge w/ Lita
“On this day… I see clearly” here comes Edge. Hmm well maybe not, his music is on but he is nowhere to be found. A minute after his music starts he runs out. That should arise some suspicion. Kane is next out with a solid pop. Fast forward to the end of the match, Kane goes for the chokeslam, that is reversed into an impaler by Edge. Edge goes for the spear, but comes up short. Kane with a big boot. He goes to the outside and grabs a chair. That distracts the ref. And while the ref was distracted, Edge used that dam breifcase and grabs a win on the Big Red Machine. This match had a decent ending but was way to short and Lita never showed. So 6/10 is good enough.

Eight Match:
Chris Jericho w/ Roddy Roddy Piper vs. Muhammad Hassan w/ Daivari
Here come the Arab-Americans to some mixed reaction from the crowd due to a large section of the crowd was of some East-Indian descent (SURREY). Y2J follows, coming out to one of the night’s loudest pops. After in the ring, he introduces who will be in his corner for the match… None other than Rowdy Roddy Piper, who received the loudest pop of the event, by far. After Piper got into the ring, he grabbed the mic and went on about Arab-Americans, using insults like “What is that thing on your head?” and “Are those curry stains I see?” and finished with a comment that received the loudest cheer of the entire show; “Y2J and I are representing Canada!” The crowd went wild. The match was even for the most part throughout, until Piper distracted Hassan and Y2J took over, locked in the Walls and won the match, to the crowd’s delight. Great match, lots of fan response, 7.5/10.

Ninth Match:
HANDICAP MATCH
Batista vs. Triple H & Ric Flair
Flair comes out, with the crowd all “woo-ing” their faces off. Next comes Trips with a huge mixed reaction from the fans. Guess who’s next; the Animal, Batista. Coming out, he received a massive (the biggest, next to Piper & Jericho) pop. Batista came out to a different entrance, as opposed to posing and climbing the ropes, etc. He walked out with fury in his eyes dropped his belt, slid into the ring and began to dominate. The usual from these men in the match, such as the Flair flop, ref-distracting cheap shots, and all that HHH junk. The end comes with a failed Pedigree, HHH thrown out of the ring, and Batista finishes with a delightful Spine buster on the 16x World Heavyweight Champion, Ric Flair. As Evolution left the ring following their loss, Batista stayed in the ring for a few minutes to pose on all four turnbuckles before leaving. This match would receive a 7/10.

End Notes:

BIGGEST POP
1 – Rowdy Roddy Piper
2 – Y2J
3 – Batista

BIGGEST HEAT
1 – Shelton Benjamin
2 – Tomko
3 – Hassan

*note*
Christian received HUGE pop, but lots of heat after saying he “HATES VANCOUVER!”

After the show, I spoke with referee Chad Patton and he mentioned the reason that Edge was “late” for his match was that when he was about to come out to the ring, he forgot his “Money In The Bank” briefcase and had to “run upstairs to grab it, and come back down.”

Thanks for reading my report, this has been Tim Schaab. Special thanks to JD.


May 28th, 2005
House Show - Wrestlemania Revenge Tour
PNE Agrodome, Vancouver B.C
By: Chris Petrovics, rajah.com reader

Tyson Tomko Vs. Viscera. Winner by pinfall Viscera. Afterwards Big Vis got on the mic and invited Candice Michelle into the ring to dance.

Tajiri Vs. Chris Masters. Winner by submission Chris Masters. Tons of heat on Chris Masters and loads of ECW chants for Tajiri. Once Masters becomes a little more credible in the ring he'll have a bright future. He's as impressive physically in person as on TV.

3 Way Tag Championship Match
Hurricane & Rosey Vs. Heart Throbs Vs. Simon & Maven. Winner by pinfall Hurricane and Rosey. Thank goodness I had a few drinks in my system, cause this horrible mid-card match just proves how much the credibility of the Raw Tag Division has diminished. Following the storyline of "Wrestlemania XXI" on xbox and ditching the Tag Titles doesn't sound like a bad idea to me.

Christy Vs. Victoria with special referee The Coach. Winner by pinfall Christy. Lots of heat on Christy until she nailed the low blow on the coach.

ECW Rules Match
Chris Benoit Vs. Gene Snitsky. Winner by pinfall Chris Benoit. Huge pops for the Canadian Crippler and a decent mid card match with some great trash can bumps.

IC Title Match
Christian Vs Shelton Benjamin. Winner by pinfall Sheldon. Christian got an overwhelming ovation. He got on the mic and bashed the Vancouver fans and got even more cheers. To the wrestlers credit after a few exchanges they played on the crowds reaction and Shelton played the heal for the night. He got a weak roll-up pin and after the match was over Christian hit the Unprettier, place went nuts. Christian Coalition was running wild in Vancouver!

Edge Vs. Kane. Winner by pinfall Edge. Edge hit the mic and made some cheap shots on the local fans. Worst match of the night with no signature moves and a weak briefcase shot to the head.

Jericho with "Rowdy" Roddy Piper Vs. Hassan with Daivari. Winner by submission Y2J. Huge pops for Y2J and The 'Rowdy one'. Good match with wicked spots by both Piper and Daivari. Hassan had his loyal fans which is not a big surprise with Vancouver's huge Arab population. But The Walls of Jericho proved to be too much for (in my opinion) the next huge superstar on Raw, Muhammad Hassan. Best match of the night. Worth price of admission just to see Hot Rod get on the mic and do his thing.

Main Event 2 Vs. 1 Handicap Match
HHH & Ric Flair Vs. Batista. Winner by pinfall Batista. Huge pops for both Flair and Batista. Good match with Batista hitting the huge spine buster on the Nature Boy Ric Flair for the pin.

Biggest Pops
Rowdy Roddy Piper and Jericho
Ric Flair
Batista
Any Canadian Superstar (Benoit, Y2J, & Christian)

Most Heat
Shelton Benjamin
Chris Masters
HHH
Hassan
Christy


City:Vancouver BC
Attendence:4000/5000
By:Jamie Daviduck and Harvey Pattar
Hello Its Jamie Daviduck! and as were set to begin RAW Revenge tour Right
here in Vancouver BC!
first match:
Viscera vs. Tyson Tomko
First match in Van City of 2005. Candice comes out to make the action even
hotter tonight, and is the special guest ring announcer for the opening
contest. Both wrestlers come out to good crowd reactions and get things
underway. Tomko tries to slam Big Vis numerous times but to no avail.
Eventually Tomko gets caught and pinned for a 3 count. Viscera celebreates
after and looks at ringside towards Candice. He calls hers into the ring,
offers his room key, yady yady yada. Viscera is a pimp. I'd say 4/10 for
opening match.

Second Match:
Tajiri vs. "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters
Chris Masters comes out to some good heat. He walked over my way so I got
pissed and pushed him a bit. Security didn't like that. stupid Masters.
Tajiri runs towards the ring and things get going. However, Masters is just
to big, and uses his height to hit numerous slams on the little asian.
Tajiri reverses the Irish whip, off the ropes, into a spring board elbow!
Setting up for his super kick, and it is hit! One, Two, Kickout! Stupid
Masters. Tajiri sets up for another one, that's reversed right into the
Masterlock. And we all know what happens when that is locked in. The ref
calls for the bell and this match is done. Stupid Masters' match only
deserves a 4/10

Third Match:
3-WAY FOR THE WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The Hurricane & Rosey vs. The Heart Throbs vs. Simon Dean & Maven
It's the Heeeeeeeeeart Throbs! Who dance with the security guards. Then
Maven and Simon come out and laugh at a fat guy in the first row. Finally
the superheroes run out to save the day. Lots of action in this one with
lots of tags. Heart Throbs are very entertaining, and Simon laughs at fat
people. Hurricane and Rosey run into the ring and hit the Eye of the
Hurricane for the win. This woke the crowd up so 6/10 is good.

Well J.J. Roberts is our announcer tonight so lets go to ringside and see
what he has to say. "The Following Contest is sch." *Cue Coach's music*.
Coach says he is now special guest announcer and ref for this next match. He
introduces this:

Fourth Match:
Christy Hemme vs. Victor
Christy Hemme has improved a tiny bit. She had lots of reversals tonight on
Victoria. Victoria falls on the turnbuckle. She may be seriously hu. no wait
she jumps Christy from behind. Holy heel turn! Victoria sets up for the
Widows peak, but Christy reverses! 1, 2 ,3! Wait no! Coach forgot to count
3. Coach rolls out of the ring, and here comes another ref, Christy rolls
Victoria up. 1,2,3! The Diva Search winner picks up the victory against RAW'
s toughest female competition. Good comedy and some okay wrestling so how
about 5.5/10.

Fifth Match:
Chris Benoit vs. Gene Snitsky
"The following contest, is an ECW rules match!" Benoit comes out to a great
Canadian pop. Then Snitsky walks out to some big heat. Man that guy is ugly.
During this match garbage cans, kendo sticks and steel chairs were all used
to provide quite an entertaining show. Snitsky goes for the clothesline,
Benoit ducks under and hits a suplex to Snitsky right on the garbage can!
Benoit goes up top for the diving headbutt. He fly's, and connects! Benoit
picks up the victory on the ugly brute. This match, 8/10.

Sixth Match:
INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Shelton Benjamin vs. Christian
Chrrrrristian is in the house! With Tyson Tomko right behind Christian
recieves a massive pop. Out comes Shelty B! *Crowd is silent*. Wow. no
reaction at all for the IC Champ, even some heat. Christian grabs the mic as
fast as he could and said Vancouver is not part of the Christian Coalition.
1 minute later, the crowd is back on Christian's side. Christian and
Benjamin are confused what to do. Benjamin gets on the mic and says he's had
enough of this and walks out. Holy heel turn! Tomko runs after Benjamin and
throws him in the ring. Christian grabs the mic now. "Tomko, you got the
night off". This is crazy, Christian has turned face just for Vancouver, and
Benjamin was the heel. Not a lot of Shelton's high flying moves but more of
the cheap dirt play. It was fun seeing Christian wrestle a good face match.
Lots of good action. However, in the end Shelton rolls up Christian and
grabs the tights for the win. The best match of the night so far 7/10.

INTERMISSION. Wow, smoke break. So theres 3 main events left, with the first
part of the show being good and bad at times. Lets just hope for the next
match, there may be some "you screwed Matt" chants.

Seventh Match:
Kane vs. Edge w/ Lita
"On this day. I see clearly" here comes Edge. Hmm well maybe not, his music
is on but he is nowhere to be found. A minute after his music starts he runs
out. That should arise some suspicion. Kane is next out with a solid pop.
Fast forward to the end of the match, Kane goes for the chokeslam, that is
reversed into an impaler by Edge. Edge goes for the spear, but comes up
short. Kane with a big boot. He goes to the outside and grabs a chair. That
distracts the ref. And while the ref was distracted, Edge used that dam
breifcase and grabs a win on the Big Red Machine. This match had a decent
ending but was way to short and Lita never showed. So 6/10 is good enough.

Eight Match:
Chris Jericho w/ Roddy Roddy Piper vs. Muhammad Hassan w/ Daivari
Here come the Arab-Americans to some mixed reaction from the crowd due to a
large section of the crowd was of some East-Indian descent (SURREY). Y2J
follows, coming out to one of the night's loudest pops. After in the ring,
he introduces who will be in his corner for the match. None other than Rowdy
Roddy Piper, who received the loudest pop of the event, by far. After Piper
got into the ring, he grabbed the mic and went on about Arab-Americans,
using insults like "What is that thing on your head?" and "Are those curry
stains I see?" and finished with a comment that received the loudest cheer
of the entire show; "Y2J and I are representing Canada!" The crowd went
wild. The match was even for the most part throughout, until Piper
distracted Hassan and Y2J took over, locked in the Walls and won the match,
to the crowd's delight. Great match, lots of fan response, 7.5/10.

Ninth Match:
HANDICAP MATCH
Batista vs. Triple H & Ric Flair
Flair comes out, with the crowd all "woo-ing" their faces off. Next comes
Trips with a huge mixed reaction from the fans. Guess who's next; the
Animal, Batista. Coming out, he received a massive (the biggest, next to
Piper & Jericho) pop. Batista came out to a different entrance, as opposed
to posing and climbing the ropes, etc. He walked out with fury in his eyes
dropped his belt, slid into the ring and began to dominate. The usual from
these men in the match, such as the Flair flop, ref-distracting cheap shots,
and all that HHH junk. The end comes with a failed Pedigree, HHH thrown out
of the ring, and Batista finishes with a delightful Spine buster on the 16x
World Heavyweight Champion, Ric Flair. As Evolution left the ring following
their loss, Batista stayed in the ring for a few minutes to pose on all four
turnbuckles before leaving. This match would receive a 7/10.

End Notes:

BIGGEST POP
1 - Rowdy Roddy Piper
2 - Y2J
3 - Batista

BIGGEST HEAT
1 - Shelton Benjamin
2 - Tomko
3 - Hassan