WWE Monday Night RAW

Season 16 Episode 13

Thank You Ric!

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 31, 2008 on USA

Episode Recap

Show opens with the ending of Flair vs Michaels at Wrestlemania.

John Cena's music starts…but he doesn't come out. The Triple H's music starts….and he doesn't come out either. The Randy Orton's music starts and he does come down to the ring. Orton asks if the crowd was expecting someone else and like it or not you have to show him respect. He then runs down all the people he's beaten as champion and we are living in the Age of Orton. Then JBL comes to the ring. JBL says he deserves a title shot & Orton was lucky last night and his entire reign has been based on luck. JBL walks off after challenging Orton and while Orton is yelling at JBL to come back, Matt Hardy comes out of the crowd and attacks Orton.

William Regal yells at Hardy. Hardy wants a match with Orton and Regal says he'll have to think about it.

Match #1: Cryme Tyme vs Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch. JTG pins Murdoch.

A look back at Ric Flair's career: Harley Race vs Flair at Starrcade 1983

Shawn Michaels comes to the ring. Shawn talks about the match last night and how retiring Flair is another burden for him to carry.

Shawn is in the back pacing when Regal walks up. He tells Shawn that he did what he had to do and it's something that should have been done a long time ago. Regal walks off and we see Batista staring a Shawn.

Match #2: Paul London & Brian Kendrick vs Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes. Kendrick pins Rhodes.

A look back at Ric Flair's career: Ric vs Ricky Steamboat at Wrestle War 89

Highlights from Wrestlemania.

Match #3: CM Punk vs Chris Jericho. Jericho pins Punk following the Codebreaker.

A look back at Ric Flair's career: Royal Rumble 92

Big Show comes to the ring. He congratulates Floyd Mayweather for cheating to win a Mania. He instead talks about the Hall of Fame and Ric Flair. He says no one can stop him one on one and the Great Khali comes down. It's staring time!

Santino is exercising when Maria walks up. She wants him to stop the match between them. Santino insults the Divas and her and Maria slaps him.

Match #4: Matt Hardy vs Randy Orton. Orton pins Hardy after the RKO.

Dusty Rhodes pays tribute to Ric Flair.

Orton is in the locker room when JBL walks in. JBL picks up the WWE Championship and stares at it, then tosses it back to Orton.

Match #5: Maria vs Santino Marella. Santino shoves down Maria then all the Divas storm the ring. After ganging up on Santino, Maria pins him.

Ric Flair's farewell address. After Flair's speech, Triple H comes down. Then the Four Horsemen come down: Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson, Barry Windham & manager J.J. Dillion. Down comes Batista, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Harley Race, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, former Horseman Dean Malenko, Chris Jericho, John Cena, Ric's wife, daughter and sons and finally Shawn Michaels. After Michaels gets there, Triple H says that this could go on all night and says that if there's anyone left in the back that wants to say goodbye come one out. And out comes the rest of the WWE roster.