MAY 21 RAW RECAP: LASHLEY SURVIVES THE GAUNTLET
Gauntlets were run, thrown and explained as invaded the Quad Cities just 24 hours after Judgment Day.
After being screwed out of theWorld Title at Judgment Day, Bobby had the opportunity to earn his rematch on Raw. To get the chance to face in a Street Fight at One Night Stand, all Lashley had to do was run the gauntlet and defeat four men in one night. Despite the odds, Lashley did just that, defeating , , and then to earn another crack at the WWE Chairman on June 3.
also felt he was screwed at Judgment Day, explaining through his interpreter that his foot was under the ropes when he tapped out to 's STFU. The Champ, who never backs down from a fight, accepted Khali's challenge for another WWE Title Match at One Night Stand... but for the fourth time in four weeks on Raw, Cena found himself beat down by the massive challenger.
, who may have ended '
career at Judgment Day, came to the Raw ring to explain exactly why he
did so: "An injury is a bullseye, and I did what any professional would
do... I exploited it," said the cocky Legend Killer.
Raw also saw a Judgment Day rematch, as
Speaking of different results, The Hardys received some help from an
unexpected source. With The World's Greatest Tag Team sitting in on
commentary, Matt & Jeff defeated & ,
but when Nitro, Dykstra, Benjamin & Haas attacked the World Tag
Team Champions, Cade & Murdoch came out to help the team they had
just challenged for the gold one night earlier. Once the scavengers
were sent packing, Cade & Murdoch applauded The Hardys and raised
their hands in victory, once again continuing to prove they have turned
over a new leaf.
The Divas were also in high demand on Raw this week. Michelle scored an impressive win, pinning Women's Champion in a non-title match. Candice motioned that she wants the gold after defeating weeks ago, and that goal may be within closer reach after this win. Also, and company heated things up as she introduced the world premiere of Timbalandís new video "Throw it on Me," which features a half-dozen delicious Divas including Raw's own .