JR: “Hey WWE Universe! This is Monday Night Raw Live from Richmond, Virginia! and we have an excellent show in store for tonight.”
Jerry Lawler: “That’s right, King. We are now in week three of Vince McMahon’s four-week Stand, where he has less than one month to show us what he can do as general manager, or he’ll be sent packing.”
JR: “And what do you think so far?”
Jerry Lawler: “Honestly JR, he has been wasting his time trying to fix the problems in the locker room and is now being manipulated week after week by the likes of Wade Barrett, Seth Rollins and others. Now he needs some major uproar on Raw, or he can kiss his job goodbye. And how bittersweet it’d be for Triple H to fire his own father-in-law, the man who made him a multi-millionaire and COO.”
JR: “Bittersweet is not the way that I’d put it. I know that business is business, but the COO must have some say whether somebody is fired. Triple H, do the WWE Universe a favor and save Vince McMahon, the man who made you a legend.”
Time to play the game.
Triple H walks down to the ring with a suit on and microphone in hand.
HHH: “It was two weeks from today that I told Vince McMahon that he had to turn Raw around. So far, he has not played up to par.”
This gets a pretty good cheer from the crowd, who hate Vince and love Hunter.
HHH: “There’s not much time left Vince. You want to keep your job, you give me something, something that the WWE Universe will see and make them want to see what happens. I want money falling from the ceiling crazy, not a new member joining your Kiss My Ass Club. You know what I want. I’m your boss; get to it, or you’ll be fired. Simple as that.”
Vince McMahon comes out with a pretty sad look on his face, sad in the sense that he knows he could lose his job in a week. Triple H exits the ring and walks back to the locker room. He slowly passes HHH and points to his gold watch. McMahon nods and walks by.
Vince: “Let’s give Triple H a warm welcome for that wonderful speech! Hunter, you really do a great job in getting the crowd excited. But in all fairness, let’s not lie to them. You and I both know that I’m not losing my job.”
Vince: “Hunter, you and I both know that I’ll be running this brand until it reaches superstardom and there’s nothing stopping me.”
Vince: “And you know that Vince McMahon always pulls out all the stops. I’ve put together some of the greatest nights in sports entertainment. WrestleMania 27 wouldn’t have happened. You never would’ve been 0-2 versus the Undertaker. You would have never been taken to hell and back. How about your unsanctioned match at SummerSlam 2002? That was all me.”
Vince: “These four weeks will be no different. In fact, tonight, I have a great match up my sleeve. But before I do that, Randy Orton, get out here!”
Nobody comes out for about 20 seconds, when finally, Orton comes out with a microphone in hand and street clothes on.
Orton: “What do you want, Vince? Want to show off your unjust rule? Believe me, Triple H and the WWE Universe know what an asshole you’ve been to me.”
Vince: “Believe it or not, I had no intention of that. To be honest, I feel bad. I feel bad that you’re not a good enough wrestler to hold onto your belt like a real wrestler, such as Triple H. You held onto the belt for a measly four months. In that span, you retained the belt twice. My reign as ECW Champion was more memorable than yours with the Heavyweight Championship.”
Randy Orton starts running toward the ring. When he enters, he moves towards Vince with fists out, ready to get into a fight. Just before he goes for a punch, McMahon interjects.
Vince: “Wait, wait, wait. I have no plan to hurt you, and if you touch me, I’ll call off the decision I’m about to make. Tonight, I’m giving you the opportunity of a lifetime. In tonight’s main event, Triple H will take on Kassius Ohno. Whoever wins the match will have a title shot at Raw’s next PPV, Vengeance!”
Wade Barrett comes out without introduction and also has a microphone in hand.
Barrett: “Vince, do you currently suffer from amnesia? I knew you were old, but this is RIDICULOUS. Last week, you promised me tonight’s main event. Didn’t you?”
Vince: “Well, I, uh...”
Barrett: “And you told Randy Orton that his time as a World Champion contender was over correct?”
Vince: “Well, yes, but I-“
Barrett: “So why would you suddenly change your mind and give Randy Orton another shot at the title, not to mention that you unreasonably stripped me of my main event match tonight. Must I call Triple H down here to see what he has to say? I know he wouldn’t want that now, would he?”
Vince: “Well, Randy, a promise is a promise. Barrett, I have a match for you tonight, but it’s not the one that you’ve been preparing for. Tonight, you will fight Randy Orton. If you win, you will be given a main event match against Rey Mysterio on next week’s three-hour edition of Raw.”
Orton: “What about my No. 1 contender’s match? Are you just going to get rid of it because this idiot told you to?”
Vince: “Randy, if you win, you will still have your No. 1 Contender’s match on next week’s three-hour edition of Raw. So if you ever want to have another title reign, you’re going to have to win tonight. Now isn’t that fair and just?”
Orton looks at McMahon with disgust and almost punches him, but then remembers that he can still have another title shot. He walks away. Barrett also looks pissed off, but heads backstage. Vince McMahon leaves the ring as well as we cut to commercial break.