By Devin Cutting
WWE Raw Brand House Show
Friday, October 3rd, 2003
Guelph Sports & Entertainment Centre
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
The arena was more than 3/4 full, but not sold out. A young woman sang the national anthem.
Maven defeated Rodney Mack
Teddy Long did not appear at the show. Maven won with a swinging DDT.
Trish Stratus & Lita defeated Molly Holly & Gail Kim
Jazz refereed the match and attacked Trish when it appeared that the faces were going to win. Lita then took Jazz out with a Twist Of Fate and sent her to the floor. A regular referee entered the ring to count the pinfall.
Lance Storm defeated Test w/Stacy Keibler
Test cut a pre-match promo, saying that he’s glad that he moved from Canada to Florida, and refused to let Stacy climb through the ropes. Stacy cheered for Lance during the match, despite Test telling her to shut up. She even helped Lance by slapping Test’s face. At one point, a chase ensued on the floor and ended with Test hiding behind Stacy as well as a security guard. The finish saw Lance stun Test with a superkick and pin him after Stacy caused a distraction. Lance then danced with Stacy until Test pulled her from the ring.
Mark Jindrak & Garrison Cade defeated Tommy Dreamer & Steven Richards w/Victoria
Dreamer came to the ring with a Guelph Storm jersey, which he used to wipe his groin. Moments later, the faces got the jersey and held it up for the fans to cheer. Early in the match, Richards removed a pair of women’s underwear from his tights and threw it into Cade’s face. Cade then hurled it out of the ring. Victoria interfered for her team constantly, but was no help at all. Jindrak pinned Richards as Dreamer fought with Cade on the floor. As the heels were leaving, Dreamer tried to carry both Richards & Victoria in his arms, but tipped over.
Shane McMahon defeated Kane
Kane cut a promo before the match, saying that he has beaten Shane before and wanted to do it again. While Kane was looking towards the entrance way, Shane ran through the crowd and jumped Kane from behind. Tons of weapons were used, including a kendo stick, a chair, the ring steps, a garbage can and a garbage can lid. Kane beat up the referee, then did the same to his replacement. A third referee came out and managed to avoid getting hit. Shane got the pin following a Van Terminator.
Howard Finkel said that Smackdown purchased time on the show to plug the Smackdown brand event in Kitchener, Ontario on November 1st.
During intermission, Finkel and the guy with the shirt gun sent numerous WWE t-shirts flying into the crowd.
Mark Henry defeated Val Venis
Prior to the match, Henry insulted Canada and said that he will get the bounty for taking Goldberg out. Val put up a good fight, but was pinned following a powerslam. He then made the referee throw his towel into the crowd.
Intercontinental Title Match:
Rob Van Dam defeated Randy Orton
Orton cut a pre-match promo, saying that since there were no legends in the arena for him to kill, he wanted a title shot. RVD got the pin after a 5 Star frog splash.
The Fink announced that WWE will return to Guelph, Ontario on February 9th, 2004. Tickets go on sale December 6th. He then said that Raw co-GM “Stone Cold” Steve Austin wanted the fans to pick the main event’s stipulation. The choices were a No DQ Match, a Falls Count Anywhere Match and a Table Match. Of course, the fans selected a Table Match, which upset the heels.
The Dudley Boyz defeated Rene Dupree & Rob Conway
The majority of the match saw Dupree & Conway work over Bubba Ray in their corner. After D-Von tagged in, both Dudleys were struck with La Resistance’s flag. Spike Dudley then ran to the ring and took out Dupree, allowing Bubba Ray to powerbomb Conway through a table. All 3 of the Dudleys celebrated with the fans following the match and gave a piece of the table to a young child. Before leaving, Bubba Ray used La Resistance’s flag to wipe his butt.
The loudest pops of the night were for RVD, Trish Stratus and The Dudley Boyz. None of the heels received much heat as the fans just seemed happy that WWE was back in Guelph for the first time since 1994