Raw starts with Eric Bischoff coming down to the ring, clearly in a bad mood. This is the first show after Survivor Series, where the Raw team lost to Smackdown. He rambles on about putting the roster on notice, and calls all of them to the ring. Just as he is about to go to them, and fire the first person he sees, Vince McMahon's music hits and the boss comes out. Vince tells Eric that none of the wrestlers had to come down, and proceeds to dress down the GM. Eric has to accomplish a goal tonight, or he could be replaced. By who? Shane McMahon could become the new GM. Eric does not appear to be happy.
Match one is Shawn Michaels taking on Carlito. Carlito starts off by slapping Michaels and spitting some apple in his face. He continues to control through the early part of the match. Lots of quick action leads through the middle. Carlito clotheslines Michaels to the outside, then hits a pescado on Michaels. Back into the ring, Carlito goes for the first pin, 2 count only. Michaels is being dominated. Carlito hits a crossbody off the ropes, Michaels rolls through for the pin, 2 count. Michaels hits a forearm, goes to nip up, but his knee buckles. Shawn is clearly in some pain; he rolls to the outside as the ref checks him. Carlito hits a baseball slide, but is chased off by the ref. It seems that Michaels may actually be hurt.
Back to the match, it seems that Shawn is good to continue. Hopefully it is a good sell job. The two are trading blows in the middle of the ring. Michaels climbs the turnbuckles, but Carlito catches him. Michaels throws Carlito off and then hits a flying elbow. Shawn begins a painful tuning up of the band, but the knee gave and he could not hit the kick. Carlito goes for the pin, 2 only. Carlito goes for a suplex; Shawn slips off the back and crumples when trying the kick again. Carlito picks Shawn up, but he gets out and is able to hit Sweet Chin Music and gets the pin. After the match, Shawn was slow to get up, and may indeed be hurt.