Found a press release for the 7/31 RAW house show in Austin, TX. Nothing too exciting, but here's the card:
Chris Benoit vs. Triple H (title match)
Edge vs. Randy Orton (title re-match)
Chris Jericho vs. Batista
Rhyno & Tajiri vs. Rob Conway & Sly Grenier (tag titles - Texas Tornado match)
Shelton Benjamin vs. Kane (feature match)
Victoria vs. Molly Holly (#1 contender's match)
William Regal vs. Tomko
Val Venis vs. Chuck Palumbo
Hurricane vs. Rodney Mack with Jazz
(edited by asteroidboy on 15.7.04 1622) -- Asteroid Boy
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If things stay the same as listed here, I wonder if that means Rodney Mack's repackaging might not be going ahead at this time. Does a JYD gimmick for Mack work if he's heel? He was really popular in OVW when he used the JYD gimmick, but I'm one of the few who liked Mack's sluggish work.
Good to see Shelton won't suffer push-wise from his injuries. Hopefully he can stay off the DL long enough to show what his worth as a possible main eventer. He strikes me as the new Edge - someone on the cusp of doing great things but is forever waiting in the wings. I'm not sold on him as a bonifide star yet. Not as a face, that is.
And I'm looking forward to several months or more of Rhyno/Tajiri tag matches, no matter who their opponents are. I'm a big fan of Rhyno's and am glad to see he's slimmed down.
I have to respectfully disagree with ya there, chill... I am kinda sold on Shelton as being a future star-- even as a face. I certainly got behind him, anyway. He'll need to work on his promos a little bit in any case, but I think he's got tremendous upside, no matter what side of the face/heel boundary he's on. But certainly you're entitled to your opinion.
I'm in 100% agreement with you regarding Rhyno and Tajiri, though. Finally, they find something for those two guys to do! I'm gonna be root-root-rooting for the bad-ass team. If they don't win the tag-titles eventually, it'll be a shame.
Uh... Rodney Mack? Wow, I thought he'd been gone for quite some time. Did he come back after how to... y'know... wrestle?
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It's already happened pretty much Bret/Austin style. Jericho was 70% courageous underdog face (asking for the number one spot, picking two when he couldn't get one, staying in forever, getting the most eliminations)