Below is the official Raw preview taken from WWE.com.
Please note that this week in the US Raw will not be shown live instead taped and aired on Thursday due to the Westminster Dog Show, it will still air live in Canada and the UK though.
Thursday Night RAW
February 16, 2006
There’s already a blockbuster lineup of matches announced for a special Thursday Night RAW
The Rated-R Superstar will attempt to regain the WWE Championship in a match officiated by John Cena’s hand-picked referee: Mick Foley. Edge earned the rematch thanks to a controversial disqualification victory involving Lita. Can Edge seize the moment and become a two-time world champion, or will Foley be raising Cena’s hand in victory? We’ll find out on Thursday night.
In semifinals of the Road to WrestleMania Tournament, Triple H battles familiar rival Big Show, and Chris Masters takes on Rob Van Dam.
Triple H and Big Show have squared off at New Year’s Revolution and during the Royal Rumble Match, but the stakes will be high on RAW with a spot in the finals on the line. In the recent past, the Cerebral Assassin has pulled out all the stops to neutralize the size and strength of the largest athlete in the world. Will “The Game” find a way to win again, or will Big Show get some sweet revenge and advance in the Tournament?
“The Masterpiece” has never experienced the pageantry of WrestleMania, but the rising star is only two wins away from having his WrestleMania debut come in the main event for the WWE Championship. Meanwhile, RVD has patiently rehabbed an injury, itching to get back to action and into the championship hunt. Will the “Whole Dam Show” overwhelm Masters, or will he find himself trapped in the Master Lock like so many others? Watch RAW on Thursday night to find out who’s going to the finals of the Road to WrestleMania Tournament.
In addition, one of the greatest Superstars in WWE history will have his career come to a screeching halt during a “Mandatory Shawn Michaels Retirement Party” ordered by Mr. McMahon. HBK isn’t likely to be in a partying mood and anything could happen.