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RAW: WWE, come on down!
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling
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Monday Night RAW wants you to “COME ON DOWN!” Former Price is Right host Bob Barker takes over the show from Chicago. If he doesn’t say, “The price is wrong!” and kick somebody in the head, I will be severely disappointed. Although I’m sure he will tell us to get out pets spayed and neutered.

Howard Finkel kicks off the “Price is Raw” and introduces Bob Barker, and they actually use the music for The Price is Right. This is awesome! Barker wants to kick of the show with a pricing game, and the Fink finds some contestants. “Santino Marella, come on down!” Jillian Hall, Irwin R. Shyster, and Chris Jericho also get the call, but Jericho takes a while to come out on stage. WWE as actually built a contestant’s row, and the first item up for bid is the new Best of Smackdown! DVD. Santino tries to buy a vowel, while making a bid. Jillian wants to sing, instead of making a bid. The crowd drowns her out with boos. IRS wants to know if the bid includes taxes. Chris Jericho wants no part of this, he looks angry. He walks up on stage, confronting Barker. Jericho explains to Bob that nobody calls him Chris, and he needs to be shown respect. Jericho tries to say he is one-half of the tag champs, so Bob counts that as a bid of one dollar. Jericho wins with his bid of one dollar.

Bob tells Jericho to head to the ring, where he can win a trip to Hawaii. All Jericho has to do is beat his opponent, MVP.

Match #1 – Chris Jericho vs. MVP

MVP takes Jericho down in the corner, but Jericho counters with a chin lock. MVP shoots Jericho off the ropes, but is taken down with a shoulder block. Jericho bounces off the ropes, but MVP takes him down with a toe hold. MVP lands on his feet on the apron, and then dodges Jericho’s dropkick off the ropes.

After the break, MVP misses a kick and falls through the ropes onto the floor. Back in the ring, MVP is whipped into the corner, and then catches an elbow from Jericho. Jericho goes for a body slam, but MVP counters into a small package. Jericho kicks out. MVP ducks an enziguri, and follows with a clothesline. MVP telegraphs a move, and Jericho kicks him in the face. Jericho hits the bulldog, but MVP rolls away from the lionsault. Even though Jericho lands on his feet, MVP hits a jawbreaker, and goes for the Ballin’ Elbow. Jericho counters into the Walls of Jericho. MVP reverses the hold into a small package, but cannot get the pin. MVP goes for the playmaker, but Jericho counters to the Codebreaker. MVP blocks the move and gets the pin with a jackknife cover. MVP gets the three count and the win.

Winner via pinfall: MVP

Kelly Kelly helps Bob plug his book, and mentions all the proceeds go the charity. DX drops in, saying they are big fans. HBK wants to know how they can get Rhodes and DiBiase spayed and neutered. Bob suggests they spin the wheel to blow off some steam. The big wheel will determine their opponents tonight. HBK lands on Chris Masters, and HHH calls it a bad spin. Hunter lands on Orton.

(Seriously, WWE needs to give Chavo and Hornswoggle a rest. Even MAD TV doesn’t beat a skit this far into the ground.)

Chavo is in the ring, and finds out he can win a car. Surprisingly his opponent isn’t Hornswoggle, but it is Evan Bourne.

Match #2 – Chavo Guerrero vs. Evan Bourne

Even and Chavo tie up in the corner. The ref makes the break, and Chavo takes advantage with a clothesline. Chavo then locks in an abdominal stretch. Bourne counters a pump handle slam, with a body press, and Chavo kicks out. Bourne follows with a head scissors. Bourne leaps out of the corner, kicking Chavo in the back of the head. Bourne looks for a hurricanrana off the top rope, but Chavo slips down and Bourne crotches himself on the top turnbuckle. Chavo follows with the three amigos (triple vertical suplex), and the climbs the top rope. Hornswoggle slips into the ring, and sprays Chavo with a Super Soaker. Chavo drops down and goes after the little guy. Bourne rolls up Chavo from behind, and gets the pin.

Winner via pinfall: Evan Bourne

Match #3 – Cody Rhodes vs. John Cena

Before the match, Cody addresses what happened last week. Cody says despite what Orton did to his dad, Rhodes is still a member of Legacy. Orton made Cody a main eventer, not his dad, despite Dusty being a good father. Cody says he will make Cena tap out right now.

Cena and Rhodes lock up. Cena tries for the Attitude Adjustment, but Cody fights out. After a back drop, Cody slips out of the ring, and we go to commercial.

After the break, Rhodes is cowering in the corner. He tries for a cheap shot, but Cena fights him off and hits a bulldog. Rhodes hides behind the ref, but it can’t save him from another back drop. Rhodes slips from the ring again, and this time Cena goes after him. Cody drops him into the announce table. Cena is rolled back into the ring, but Cena recovers, hitting a belly to belly suplex. Rhodes explodes out of the corner with a clothesline. Cena connects with a drop toe hold, but Rhodes rolls out of the STF. Cody then hits a Russian Leg sweep and a clothesline. Rhodes applies a chin lock, but Cena powers out of it. Rhodes whips Cena into the turnbuckle, and slaps on an arm bar. Cena lifts Rhodes up, but Cody lets go of the hold. Cena hits a shoulder block and then the throwback. He climbs the turnbuckle, but misses on the leg drop. Cody looks for the figure four, but Cena blocks it, twisting Cody into the STF. Orton hits the ring, but Cena drops him with a toe hold. The ref calls for the bell, as Cena hits Rhodes with the Attitude Adjustment.

Winner via disqualification: John Cena

Bob Barker is back and it’s time to find another contestant. “A.J. Pierzynski of the Chicago White Sox, COME ON DOWN!” The item up for bid is the Wrestlemania 26 gold package. Santino wins and he is going to Wrestlemania. Santino also has a chance to win a hot tub; he then asks the most important question: Do the Bella twins come with it?

Match #4 – Santino Marella vs. The Big Show – Body Slam Challenge

Santino wrenches his back trying to get Show up. Big Show picks Santino up and body slams him to the mat.

Winner: The Big Show

Barker says he has another opponent for Show in the Body Slam Challenge -- Mark Henry.

Match #5 – Mark Henry vs. The Big Show – Body Slam Challenge

Henry attacks, knocking Show from the ring. Henry tries for the slam, but can’t get Show off his feet. Show tries to work Henry over, but cannot get him up for the slam. Show tries again, but slips and Henry falls on top of him. After fighting off a slam attempt from Show, Henry is able to pick Show up and slam him to the mat.

Winner: Mark Henry

After the match, MVP joins Henry in the ring to celebrate.

Josh Matthews interviews Barker about his career and the most unusual thing to happen on The Price is Right. Barker also talked about the dangers of hosting a game show. Matthews then plugs the book.

Next week’s guest host is TRISH STRATUS!!!!!!

Chavo is furious that he got cheated out of his match and a new car. Chavo says he isn’t leaving without his car. Barker punches Chavo in the gut and knocking him to the ground.

Match #6 – DX vs. Chris Masters and Randy Orton

Masters and HBK start things off. Masters is whipped into the ropes, but holds on and slips out of the ring. And we go to commercial.

After the break, HHH is being beat down in the corner by Randy Orton. Hunter responds with a clothesline, and tags in his partner. HBK is locking in an arm bar, when Orton punches him in the head. Michaels responds with a quick neckbreaker, and tags in Hunter. Orton counters a Pedigree with a back drop, and HHH blocks on RKO. HBK tags in, and runs into a boot in the corner, allowing Masters to get the tag. Michaels is hung up in the corner, and stumbles into a back breaker. Orton tags in, and drops a knee on HBK. Masters tags in, and HBK is tossed to the floor. Orton hits Michaels with a cheap shot. Orton assaults HBK again when the ref turns his back. Orton tags in, and stares down HHH on the apron. Orton connects with a standing drop kick, but HBK kicks out. Michaels fights back with a flying forearm off the ropes. Both men hit the mat, but Orton is able to get the tag first. HBK pops up and Hunter gets the hit tag. A high knee and clothesline are followed by a neck breaker. HHH connects with a facebuster, and taunts Orton. Hunter turns around in time to hit a spinebuster on Masters and then tags in HBK, who drops an elbow from the top rope. Michaels warms up the band, and knocks a charging Orton off the apron. HHH goes after Orton, slamming him into the announce table. Master ducks Sweet Chin Music, and is able to slap on the Masterlock. Hunter makes the save from behind, and HBK connects with the super kick. Hunter cuts off Orton, and puts him in a Sharpshooter, while Michaels locks in the figure four on Masters. HBK applies enough pressure and Masters taps.

Winner via submission: DX

After the match, Rhodes and DiBiase come down to save their leader, and DX chases them to the back. While DX and Legacy brawl in the hall, Orton slinks back to the ring. DiBiase and Orton are shown the door, and steal someone’s car to get away.

Back inside, Orton says Legacy will make DX submit, while he will retain the WWE Championship. Orton then calls out Cena, and he obliges him. Cena runs to the ring, looking for a fight. Orton hits a DDT with Cena hung from the ropes. The champ grabs a chair and RKO’s Cena onto it. The show ends with Orton circling Cena in the ring.

Dale Plummer has been writing for SLAM! Wrestling since 2003.