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WWE Friday Night Smackdown- 27/5/05- Worcester

We see highlights from all of the finishes at Judgment Day, to the theme music of the event. From the opening contest, where Orlando Jordan defeated Matt Hardy in shady circumstances to MNM winning the tag titles sneakily against RVD and Rey Mysterio. We also see a glimpse of Paul London retaining the Cruiserweight title against Chavo Guerrero as well as the debut of Bobby Lashley, defeating Kurt Angle via countout after Angle walked out of the match. We then see a clip of The Undertaker beaten by Randy Orton after the Legend Killer used a streel chair. Before we finally see Rhyno accidently cost Booker T against Carlito before we get through to the hellacious Last Man Standing match main event in which John Cena retained the WWE title, defeating JBL. The pyro then hits and we are welcomed to Smackdown!

Michael Cole: Five days removed from a chaotic Judgment Day, Friday Night Smackdown comes to you from… and Tazz the superstars from Smackdown have all received their Judgment!

Tazz: Oh baby, what a night it was in Minneapolis and tonight the road begins to our next Pay Per View, The Great American Bash!

‘Burn in my light’

The Legend Killer, Randy Orton, fresh off a big win over The Undertaker at Judgment Day makes his way down to the ring to good heat, soaking in the atmosphere.

Michael Cole: Randy Orton folks picked up what could well the biggest and most defining victory of his career ast Judgment Day when he did exactly what he promised he would do and he defeated The Undertaker.

Tazz: Major, major victory for this kid Randy Orton. To beat the Deadman, wow, it don’t get much bigger than that. I take my hat off to him.

Michael Cole: But ya gotta believe that The Undertaker is far from finished Tazz. It took Randy Orton using a steel chair to finish the Phenom off and that steel chair is gonna be runnin’ through the mind of The Undertaker until he gets his hands on Randy Orton again.

Orton has a mic in hand, ready to address the crowd.

Randy Orton: Incase any of you people didn’t know, this past Sunday night I added yet ANOTHER name to the list. Another name to the list of legends killed by Randy..Orton.

Orton smiles as the crowd boo the cocky youngster.

Randy Orton: But there’s a small difference this time around. See this one is not just any old legend. No. See I’ve been there before, Mick Foley, Dusty Rhodes, I could name a whole bunch more but the point I‘m tryin‘ to make here is, they’re all done in this business, they all have no place around here anymore. But The Undertaker?

Pop for the mention of the Deadman.

Randy Orton: The Undertaker still supposedly has a place. He’s still regarded as ‘the man’ around here.

Orton scratches his chin looking perplexed.

Randy Orton: Now in my mind, he has absolutely NO place around here but that’s not how everybody sees it. But this Sunday at Judgment Day I think that I proved to every single one of you exactly my side in of all this and exactly why The Undertaker is DONE around here.

Heat for TLK.

Randy Orton: The Undertaker is taking up MY spotlight. This(Orton points at the ring). This used to be known as The Undertaker’s yard. This used to be where The Undertaker would strike fear into his opponents, where he would take the souls from his opponents, where he would make them rest..in..peace. Well not ANYMORE! NOT ON MY WATCH DEADMAN!

Orton is seething here as the fans drown him in heat.

Randy Orton: This(again pointing to the ring). This is now MY yard, this is now the place where people enter and their fate is decided by ME. At Judgment Day Deadman, I decided your fate and I hit you with an R..K..O.

Heat for Orton once more.

Randy Orton: But make absolutely no mistake about it. Your fate Deadman, it coulda been a whole hell of a lot worse. You need to understand something Taker and that is, if you come back and I know you Deadman, we all know you. You’ll play the mind games, you WILL be back. I don’t know when, I don’t know where and I DO NOT CARE.

Orton’s aggression is evident and the fans don’t respond kindly.

Randy Orton: Because when you come back, your fate will not just be an RKO. Your fate will be me, taking all your accomplishments, all your accolades, EVERYTHING and doing what’s been coming a long time now and that is at long last, laying them all to rest.

The crowd are shitting on Orton here.

Randy Orton: Because Deadman when you come back, I’ll be waiting. And believe me when I tell you this. I am going to end..your..career.

A ‘You suck’ chant starts up as Orton looks disgusted with the fans.

Randy Orton: But until that day comes, until The Undertaker’s shows his face around here again, it‘s time for me to move onto other business. It’s time for me to move onto something I more than deserve and that is a shot at the WWE championship.

A few cheers in the crowd, probably for Cena but also a lot of heat as Orton is making his intentions known.

Randy Orton: Now John Cena, he successfully retained the title at Judgment Day and the way I see it, if you look at the facts, there is only one man on this show in contention to be the new number one contender and that man is ME.

Boos again for Orton.

Randy Orton: Boo all you want. It’s there for all to see, clear as day. I defeated one of the biggest legends in this company’s HISTORY on Sunday and nobody else around here can even come close to saying they bettered my achievement.

Orton pauses before continuing.

Randy Orton: So with that being said, I think it’s about time that Teddy Long get out here and hand me what I rightfully deserve.

Orton waits in silence for the Smackdown GM

Still nothing before…

‘My Time is Now’

The crowd goes crazy as the WWE champion, John Cena, makes his way out to the ring, ready to confront a possible new challenger to his title.

Michael Cole: Well at Judgment Day, John Cena went through the toughest challenge of his career in a brutal Last Man Standing match to retain the WWE championship against JBL. But what does Cena have to say here tonight to Randy Orton?

Tazz: I ain’t got a clue Cole. But when the WWE champ is in the house, you know it’s gonna be big!

Cena takes a mic to a lively crowd as the WWE champion looks in a buoyant mood here tonight.

John Cena: Randy, Randy, Randy, do you think we’re all stupid?

Decent pop for Cena there.

John Cena: I mean, you come out here and you tell all these people how you disposed of The Undertaker. Of how you are the one who’s gonna decide his fate, gonna decide ALL our fates in the back. Well Randy, the way you’re headin’ right about now, your fate is gonna be me whippin’ your ass all over this arena.

BIG pop for Cena there as Orton smiles slyly.

Randy Orton: John did I uh, did I invite you out here? Is your name Teddy Long?

Cena laughs slightly.

Randy Orton: No I didn’t think so. If I recall correctly, I asked for the General Manager of this show to come down here and make an important decision, so if ya wouldn’t mind ‘champ’, I’d appreciate it if you left MY ring with your dignity still intact or else I guarantee that I will decide your fate right here, right NOW.

Heat for Orton who is again getting aggressive as Cena looks on and laughs slightly.

John Cena: Sure can talk the talk can’t you Randy? But I still got my doubts about the other side of that equation. See I still question whether you can really.. walk the walk.

Cena gets in Orton’s face as the anticipation builds with Cena looking totally serious now.

John Cena: You wanna go to Teddy Long and ask for a title shot? Randy, I think you’re forgettin’ a lil sumthin’ I pride myself on and that is that if you want some, COME..GET SOME.

The fans pop big for that as Orton backs away slightly.

John Cena: I’m standin’ right here Randy and I ain‘t backing‘ down. We don’t need Teddy Long to do this. So how about it, tonight in this very ring, Friday Night Smackdown! John Cena defends the WWE championship one on one against Randy Orton?!

The fans pop big time for this as Orton nods his head, seeming to approve Cena’s decision.


The cheers soon turn to heat as the man Cena defeated at Judgment Day, JBL makes his way, very gingerly to the ring, chauffeured down as ever in his trademark white limo, looking less than impressed with proceedings here. JBL eventually gets in the ring, still looking incredibly pissed off at what’s going down before taking a mic and clearing up just why he’s out here.

JBL: Did ya forget to send me the memo Cena? Or am I missin’ something here? Since when in God’s name did you become the Smackdown General Manager?

Heat for Layfield immediately.

John Cena: Since when did you get discharged from your hospital bed ‘champ‘?

Small pop for the champion’s ‘witty’ remark.

JBL: Funny Cena, real funny. But as far as I’m concerned, regardin’ your little offer just now, you don’t have the authority to go around here makin’ matches left, right and centre. You are every bit as incompetent as that ingrate of a General Manager we already have.

Heat for the Wrestling God.

JBL: It’s only a matter of time before somebody in the higher ups finally sees what I’ve been sayin’ for a long long time now and they will do the good deed and remove Teddy Long from his position here on Smackdown.

Big heat once more for JBL.

JBL: There will NOT be a WWE championship match here tonight. If either of you two morons think for one god forsaken second that that is gonna happen then you got another thing coming.

Huge heat for Layfield.

Randy Orton: And what right do you have to a say in all of this huh? As much as I hate seeing John Cena standing over there holding that title, he beat you at Judgment Day Bradshaw.

Pop for the mention of that fact.

Randy Orton: Now the way I see it, that sends you right the way down to the back of the line. And there is only ONE man that is worthy of a championship match on this show and that man is ME.

JBL: Do you know who you’re talkin’ to kid? Show some damn respect. I am the LONGEST REIGNING WWE CHAMPION IN SMACKDOWN HISTORY!!

Heat for JBL once more.

JBL: Ya beat The Undertaker, congratufreakinlations, join the club Randy cos I spent a good part of last year beatin’ the Deadman’s ass for that very championship.

JBL points at Cena’s title belt.

JBL: What right do I have for a title shot? Ha, Randy, what right do you have? And DO NOT give me all that bull about bein’ the youngest World champion in history. Next time Randy Orton wins a World title folks, don’t blink cos ya might freakin’ miss it.

A few oooohs in the crowd as Orton looks on angrily.

John Cena: Woah, woah, JBL hold on, hold on. Now I may not be the General Manager of Smackdown but it doesn’t take a genius, heck it doesn’t take Teddy Long to figure out a solution to this little problem we got here tonight. So I’ma make a suggestion. Right here tonight, JBL goes one on one with Randy Orton, the winner gets a shot at the WWE championship!

Surprise pop for Cena’s suggestion.


Heat for the Legend Killer once again.

Randy Orton: There is NOBODY back there, NOBODY who deserves a title shot more than ME!


Kurt Angle’s music hits to a few cheers, probably for shutting up Orton but general heat following that as the Wrestling Machine makes his way down to the ring to join the debate.

John Cena: Kurt, so glad you could make it in time. Anybody else back there wanna join the party?

Cena looks up the ramp with Angle looking less than impressed.

Kurt Angle: Cut the crap Cena. I’m out here for one thing and one thing only and it involves that WWE championship sittin’ on your shoulder.

JBL: Back of the line Kurt. That championship belongs to me. These people all want to see ME with the WWE championship. I am their heeeeeeeeero, I AM A WRESTLINGGGGGG gawwwwd and I deserve one more shot at that championship.

Huge heat for JBL here as a ‘You suck’ chant begins.

Kurt Angle: You? A wrestling God? Gee, since when did you win an Olympic Gold medal with a BROKEN FREAKIN’ NECK?! I deserve a shot at that title and you know it. In fact, all three of you know it. Ever since Wreslemania I’ve been screwed out of a shot at the title time and time again and I’m not waitin’ around anymore.

Randy Orton: Incase either of you two ha..

Kurt Angle and JBL: SHUT UP!!

Pop there for the two shutting Orton off as all three begin bickering while Cena sits back and starts smiling.


Out comes the Smackdown GM Teddy Long who is sure to set this whole issue straight.

Teddy Long: Now it seems to me like we got ourselves a bit of a problem here playas.

No shit Teddy.

Teddy Long: So what I’m gonna propose for tonight is that we settle this issue inside that very ring.

Small pop.

Teddy Long: Which leads me to a lil’ announcement for y’all here tonight, including you four in that very ring. See three weeks from tonight, we’re goin’ to have ourselves a special edition of Friday night Smackdown and it’s goin’ to be a night of champions! Ya feel me?

The crowd pop for that announcement.

Teddy Long: All the championships here on Smackdown are gonna be on the line and that includes the WWE title.

Pop again from the crowd.

Teddy Long: So onto tonight and inside that very ring we’re goin’ to determine the challenger to John Cena and that WWE title for our Night of Champions. It’s goin’ to be Randy Orton.. versus JBL.. versus Kurt Angle!! With the winner becoming the NEW number one contender.

Pop from the crowd, although with it being three heels it’s not overwhelming. JBL looks irate as does Orton, though Angle looks ready.

Teddy Long: Oh and one other thing playas. Tonight’s triple threat match is goin’ to have a special guest referee.

Now the fans are excited.

Teddy Long: So tonight, JBL, Kurt Angle and Randy Orton in a number one contenders match and the special guest referee will be….. JOHN CENA!!

Massive ovation for that announcement as JBL shouts up at T-Lo ‘What?!’ with Orton looking disgusted, pounding the ropes and Angle still looking on intently with Cena looking absolutely thrilled with the decision.

Michael Cole: What a main event folks!! Triple threat match. JBL, Kurt Angle, Randy Orton and JOHN CENA as the special guest referee!!

Tazz: Heck of an announcement from Teddy Long baby. Who’s gonna be the number one contender?! I can’t wait to find out Cole. And what about Night of champions, 3 weeks time!

Michael Cole: ALL the Smackdown championships will be on the line! Huge announcements here tonight from Teddy Long!


We return and head backstage to Teddy Long’s office as Randy Orton bursts through the door.

Randy Orton: Teddy this is not right!! I deserve to be the number one contender. Not JBL and not Kurt Angle. Did you even watch Judgment Day? I, ME, RANDY ORTON defeated The Undertaker. Let me remind you of exactly what JBL did at Judgment Day Teddy, he got BEATEN by John Cena. And Kurt Angle? Well Kurt Angle, he walked outta his match! Both of them LOST, I won Teddy, I…WON!! WHERE IS THE LOGIC?

Teddy Long: Ya ever heard of knockin’ Randy?

Orton just looks even more irate.

Teddy Long: Now ya make a point playa but incase you forgettin’, it took a steel chair for ya to beat da Undertaker on Sunday. So the way I see it, none of ya deserve to just be handed a title shot like that, ya gotta earn it Randy.

Randy Orton: I don’t need to earn anything around here Teddy. I’m Randy Orton, the youngest World champion in the history of this company. I should be handed what I deserve here tonight and I deserve a WWE championship match. Now are you gonna give it to me or am I gonna have to make you?

Orton gets in the face of Long here.

Teddy Long: You in the main event tonight Randy. You threaten me one more time playa and I’ma remove you from the match, I’ma remove you from the building’ and I’ma remove you from Smackdown permanently!

Big pop for T-Lo standing up to Orton.

Randy Orton: Big mistake Teddy. Big mistake.

Orton leaves Teddy Long’s office to some good heat as we head back ringside.

Michael Cole: Randy Orton has lost it Tazz. Who does he think he is, goin’ round threatening Teddy Long like that? Disgusting actions from the Legend Killer.

Tazz: Randy Orton feels like a victim Cole and to be honest with ya, he has a point.

‘Do what I want’

Out steps the United States champion, Orlando Jordan to a small amount of heat as we get set for a tag team match.

Michael Cole: Well Orlando Jordan is a lucky man to walking out here tonight still with the United States title around his waist.

Tazz: But he is Cole and that’s all that counts. Yeah he robbed Matt Hardy Sunday night but he got the W and that’s all Orlando cares about and I don’t blame him.

Michael Cole: Well I can assure you that Matt Hardy doesn’t see it that way and that Orlando Jordan needs to watch his back because Matt Hardy is gunning for him.


Out step the new WWE Tag team champions MNM to some pretty good heat as they make their Hollywood entrance.

Michael Cole: Well this past Sunday MNM stole the WWE Tag Team titles, defeating Rey Mysterio and Rob Van Dam and it was all thanks to that witch Melina.

Tazz: Cole c’mon ya gotta give these guys credit. They’ve only been here a couple months and they defeated two of the most experienced, talented guys in the business. Yeah Melina played her part but Mercury and Nitro got the job done this past Sunday.

‘Live for the Moment’

Out steps Matt Hardy to a pretty good pop as he panders to the crowd.

Michael Cole: A rotten night in Minneapolis for this man Matt Hardy at Judgment Day. Hardy looked all set to win the U.S. title before Orlando Jordan stole one, grabbing the tights of Hardy and using the ropes for leverage as the referee failed to see what went down and Orlando Jordan somehow remained with his championship in tact.

Tazz: Bitterly disappointin’ for Matt Hardy but as Hardy himself always says, ‘He will not die’ and you gotta believe Cole that Hardy’s gonna go right after that United States Championship once again.


Rey Mysterio then makes his way out to a good pop from this lively crowd.

Michael Cole: Well Rey Mysterio must be feeling the exact same way as Matt Hardy here tonight after MNM robbed Mysterio and RVD at Judgment Day. It looked all set that Van Dam and Mysterio were going to get their wish and teach MNM a lesson about respect but the young duo, well trio if ya count Melina got one over on the veterans.

Tazz: No doubts that Mysterio and Van Dam are gonna be hurtin’ from Sunday but when ya got two guys with the heart and the calibre of Rey and Rob you know they’re gonna be huntin’ for MNM and that may well start tonight.

‘One of a Kind’

RVD steps out to a very big pop as Mr.Friday Night makes his way down for action.

Michael Cole: And you can tell by the look on Rob Van Dam’s face folks that he is not in the mood for MNM’s antics here tonight.

Tazz: It’s a rare sight Cole to see Van Dam this fired up. Usually one of the coolest, most laidback dudes but man, if I was Joey Mercury or Johnny Nitro I’d be concerned here tonight.

Match One: Six Man Tag Team Match

MNM and Orlando Jordan vs. Rey Mysterio, Rob Van Dam and Matt Hardy

Orlando Jordan kicks things off along with Rey Mysterio as this six man tag team match gets underway. Jordan gets the early upper hand, using his size advantage over Mysterio to gain control. A series of left hands and some clubbing blows to the back of Rey sends him down as OJ works over the Ultimate Underdog.

Jordan locks Rey into an abdominal stretch as the crowd rally the former Cruiserweight champion. Jordan continues to add pressure to the hold with the pain in Rey’s face clear for all to see. Jordan finally lets go of the hold, drilling a knee into the back of Rey before going for a surprise cover as Mysterio kicks out at two.

Jordan then dragged Rey over to his team’s corner, tagging in Johnny Nitro who got right into the thick of things, drilling some hard kicks to the already damaged back of Mysterio. Nitro continued to get the upper hand on Rey, using a nice series of kicks, one right in the face of Rey, drilling him down to the mat as Nitro now goes for the cover but Rey kicks out at two.

The tide though began to turn. After another near fall from Nitro, the younger performer in MNM began to get frustrated and took his eye off the ball somewhat, allowing Mysterio time to regroup and the experienced Mysterio didn’t allow that to go to waste. Rey saw Nitro coming full throttle at it him and dropped Nitro with a drop toe hold as Nitro goes face first down into the ropes! Mysterio dials it up, it’s 619 time! But NO! Joey Mercury gets inside the ring and takes Mysterio down with a thunderous clothesline.

This leads to huge heat and an angry Rob Van Dam who charges into the ring after Mercury. Van Dam knocks Mercury down with a strong clothesline which leads to Orlando Jordan getting in now and Jordan takes RVD over the top rope with a huge drop kick! But Matt Hardy evens things up now, heading after Jordan! All chaos has broken loose now as all six men are inside the ring.

The referee tries to send Hardy back to the corner but in doing so allows for a three on two advantage which the champions take full use of. The two legal men remain Mysterio and Nitro with the referee now trying to restore order, sending Jordan back to the apron along with Mercury. RVD is now up to his knees and heads back towards his corner also. Nitro and Mysterio meet again in the middle of the ring and trade blows with Nitro then whipping Rey into the ropes, Nitro goes for a clothesline but Rey ducks it and runs the ropes. Nitro and Rey then collide in the middle, taking one another out!

The fans are now right behind Rey to go and make a tag. Mysterio crawls slowly towards his team, as does Nitro. Who will get there first? Nitro looks like he’s edging closer but it’s Mysterio who makes the tag to RVD! Van Dam is in and all of a sudden, Melina pulls Mercury off the apron, the duo head up the ramp as they want nothing to do with RVD. Nitro tags in Orlando Jordan with Jordan not realising Mercury hopped away.

Jordan charges at Van Dam but is met with a kick to his head for his troubles. Nitro is now on the outside and Melina calls Nitro up the ramp! The fans are booing the hell out of her and Mercury who’ve decided enough is enough and leave OJ on his own. Nitro joins them as RVD mouths ‘what the hell you doin?’ to the trio. Orlando then sees his team mates on the outside and throws his hands in the air, furious knowing that he’s on his own.

Jordan then turns around and is met with the waiting Van Dam who connects once again with a massive kick to the head, sending Jordan down and into the ropes, he’s in position for the 619!! Van Dam calls Mysterio into things and Rey connects. Jordan goes flying backwards and into the path of his rival Matt Hardy who drops Jordan with the Twist of Fate!! The crowd are eating up as RVD heads up top. Van Dam’s gonna seal the win here, five star frog splash to the United States champion!! Cover by Van Dam, 1.…2.…3, it’s all over!!

Winners: Rey Mysterio, Rob Van Dam and Matt Hardy(10:30)

Michael Cole: A major win for the team of Mysterio, Van Dam and Hardy here tonight! And a surefire sign to the champions that these three men are far from finished in their quests for gold!

Tazz: Huge win there Cole and ya can see the intensity, ya can see the aggression, the fire in these three guys, they want gold and they ain’t gonna be content until they get it.

We see a shot of MNM looking down to the ring, clearly running scared of Van Dam and Mysterio who signal they want those tag titles.

Cut backstage

We see Chavo Guerrero talking with The Hurricane.

The Hurricane: Citizen Chavo, I’m not quite following exactly whatcha tryin‘ to say here.

Chavo hangs his head briefly.

Chavo Guerrero: Do I have to spell it out for you Greg?

The Hurricane: Greg? Chavo, who are you referring to here? I see nobody around by the name of Greg.

Hurricane looks around the hall.

Chavo Guerrero: YOU! You are Greg! You’re Gregory Helms, one of the most talented Cruiserweights in the business and tonight you’re goin’ up against that fraud of a champion Paul London. Greg, I want you to beat Paul London tonight and I want you to show to the world that he is nothing more than a fluke of a champion. But I’ve got my doubts about you.

Hurricane looks taken aback by that statement.

The Hurricane: Chavo, tell Smackdown’s resident superhero what these doubts are and I, The Hurricane will banish those fears here and now.

Chavo looks furious with Helms superhero manner of speech.

Chavo Guerrero: That. That right there is my doubt. Gregory Helms can defeat Paul London. But can The Hurricane? Can the ‘superhero’? Not a chance, that’s why I’m here for you tonight Greg. I’m here to change your ways, for the better. What’ve ya done recently Greg? All you’ve done is lose, week after week. But not tonight, not once you find within yourself the true competitor, the real you, Gregory Helms.

The Hurricane looks confused.

Chavo Guerrero: I may not have beaten Paul London for the Cruiserweight title and the only other guy that’s worthy of doing so around here is you Greg. And WHEN you beat Paul London tonight, that puts you next in line for a shot at winning the Cruiserweight championship. You do that and you can thank me for rejuvenating your career, you can thank me for getting your career, your LIFE back on track and you can thank me with a shot at Cruiserweight gold. Think about it Greg, don’t make a mistake esse’.

Hurricane continues to look confused as Chavo walks away and Michael Cole hypes a non title match between Paul London and The Hurricane next!


Video Package.

Narrator: At Judgment Day, he debuted.

We see a shot of Bobby Lashley making his way down the ramp.

Narrator: He went toe to toe with an Olympic Gold Medalist

We see Lashley and Kurt Angle head to head.

Narrator: A powerful force

A shot of Lashley close up, bouncing up and down on the spot.

Narrator: A tower of strength

A shot of Lashley in training

Narrator: A dominant competitor

A shot of Lashley dominating somebody inside a wrestling ring in training

Narrator: The Real Deal

Another shot of Lashley dismantling someone in training

Narrator: Bobby Lashley

A final shot of Lashley close up, looking incredibly focused.

A graphic then comes up saying: Bobby Lashley: Makes his Smackdown debut tonight!

We then head back ringside.

Michael Cole: Well Bobby Lashley made an impressive debut here in the WWE this past Sunday at Judgment Day. Lashley was handpicked by Teddy Long to take on Kurt Angle and Lashley really took it to the Wrestling Machine, eventually winning via count out.

Tazz: Lashley is a freak of nature Cole. I can’t wait to see him in action again later on tonight, don’t miss that one if ya wanna see just sheer dominance.

‘Stand Back, there’s a Hurricane comin’ thru’

Out steps The Hurricane to a decent response from the crowd as we get set for some Cruiserweight action.

Michael Cole: Big chance tonight Tazz for The Hurricane to put himself right in the mix for the Cruiserweight championship. If he can defeat Paul London tonight then there’s no doubting that he’s in pole position for a shot at London and the Cruiserweight gold.

Tazz: No doubt about it Cole. But we saw backstage earlier tonight Hurricane bein’ given a little pep talk if ya like by Chavo Guerrero. D’ya think Hurricane’s given it any thought Cole?

Michael Cole: Well Chavo told The Hurricane that it wasn’t who he really is and that only Gregory Helms can defeat Paul London, not The Hurricane. To which Hurricane continued to ask, who’s Greg? I guess this match may just tell us whether Chavo was right and whether Hurricane has given it any thought or not.

‘Hey You’

Out comes the Cruiserweight champion Paul London, hot off a big win at Judgment Day. London runs down to the ring with his ribs still bandaged following Chavo Guerrero’s brutal ambush a few weeks back.

Michael Cole: The highflying young daredevil that is Paul London! London scored the biggest win to date of his career Sunday at Judgment Day, defeating Chavo Guerrero to retain the Cruiserweight title despite the injured ribs that are still clear for all to see here tonight.

Tazz: Credit where credit’s due Cole. This kid showed the heart and the guts of a true champion at Judgment Day and he deserved to beat Chavo Guerrero.

The two men circle the ring, ready to lock up before

'Oooooh Chavo’

Out comes the Mexican Warrior Chavo Guerrero to heat from the crowd as London and Hurricane as well as the fans look on puzzled.

Michael Cole: Well I don’t quite know what Chavo Guerrero is doing out here folks but uh.. It looks like he’s headin’ this way Tazz.

Tazz: Alright!! Chavo on commentary baby!

Chavo takes a headset and seat.

Tazz: Chavo my man, good to see ya!

Chavo Guerrero: Tazz the pleasure is all mine. Cole, sadly I can’t say the same about you.

Michael Cole: Well that makes two of us.

Tazz: Shut up Cole and welcome Chavo to the announce table would ya?

Michael Cole: Welcome Chavo. It really is uh… just great to see you out here.

Chavo Guerrero: Thank you Michael, now was that so hard?

Cole doesn’t respond.

Tazz: Well Cole? Was it so hard for ya? The man’s askin’ ya a question, ya gonna answer it or what?

Michael Cole: No…not hard at all. But Chavo what exactly are you doing out here?

Chavo Guerrero: What’s it to do with you Cole? But seeing as Tazz deserves to know, it’s strictly business. You saw my little talk with Greg earlier tonight and in time I am hoping that you’ll see exactly why Chavo Guerrero is out here.

Match Two: Singles Match

Paul London vs. The Hurricane

London and Hurricane lock up with the Cruiserweight champ getting the advantage, working the arm of the Superhero before whipping Hurricane into the ropes and taking him down with a big dropkick. Cover from London, 1..2..kick out.

London then gets Hurricane in a headlock with Hurricane trying to battle his way back up right however the champion keeps the pressure firmly applied. Eventually Hurricane gets himself to his feet as London pushes him away into the ropes. Hurricane flies back at him as London goes for a clothesline but Hurricane ducks it, runs the ropes again and takes London down with a flying forearm.

The crowd cheer and seem to be torn here as the two fan favourites continue to go at it. Hurricane quickly looks to bring London to his feet and does so before grabbing the back of London’s neck, looking to go for a suplex it seems but London resists, using his strength to hold it off, instead going to reverse it into a suplex of his own! London gets Hurricane up but Hurricane drops down the back of London before spinning him round and taking him down with a DDT! Cover from Hurricane, 1..2..kick out from London.

Hurricane holds his head, realising how close he was to victory here as he goes straight back to work on London. He brings the champion back to his feet but London reacts quickly and throws a right hand at Hurricane. Hurricane responds though and the two men trade blows as London gets the better of it, knocking Hurricane back toward the ropes. Hurricane is off balance here as London takes him down over the ropes and on to the outside, taking himself out in the process!

The two men are now down and out on the outside as Chavo Guerrero takes off his headset, clearly keen on getting his hands dirty here. London and Hurricane make it to their feet with London kicking Hurricane in the gut before throwing him back inside the ring. The referee checks on Hurricane inside the ring but it’s outside the ring where the attention turns to as Chavo Guerrero delivers a low blow from behind to London!! Boos ring round the arena as Chavo tosses London back inside the ring to the waiting Hurricane who hasn’t seen what’s just gone on.

Hurricane then brings London to his feet with the champion still reeling from Chavo’s hard shot. Hurricane grabs London by the throat, the fans pop as they know what’s coming and Hurricane delivers the Hurrichokelsam!! Cover from the Superhero, 1..2..3.. Hurricane has pinned the Cruiserweight champion!!

Winner: The Hurricane(7:53)

Michael Cole: Well that is a major victory for The Hurricane right there but he doesn’t even seem to realise that Chavo Guerrero played a huge part here tonight!

Tazz: It don’t matter Cole. Hurricane just beat the Cruiserweight champ and ya gotta believe that Friday night’s resident superhero is next in line at a shot at Paul London.

Hurricane celebrates while looking up the ramp at Chavo who smiles and points at himself with Hurricane looking confused, not for the first time tonight.

We then cut backstage where we see Kurt Angle pacing down the hall as Josh Matthews catches up with him

Josh Matthews: Kurt..Kurt if I could just get a moment of your time. Just wanted to know how you feel about tonight’s triple threat match and what role John Cena will play here tonight?

Kurt Angle: John Cena won’t play a role at all here tonight Josh, let me assure of that. All Cena’s gonna do is call the match and when Tony Chimel announces Kurt Angle as the winner of the match, John Cena is gonna raise my hand as the NEW number one contender.

Heat for Angle there, again with the odd cheer though.

Kurt Angle: But the aftermath of the match is what’s really gonna hit Cena hardest Josh. Cos John Cena is gonna raise my hand right up high and then he’s gonna turn around, he’s gonna stare right at me and he’s gonna come to the realisation that his days as WWE champion are well and truly numbered.

Boos for Angle.

Kurt Angle: Cos when I win out there tonight and I get my championship match in three weeks time, there’s absolutely no doubt in my mind and believe me when I say this Josh, there isn’t a doubt in Cena’s mind either about exactlywhat the result‘s gonna be.

Angle smiles broadly before continuing.

Kurt Angle: He can’t beat me. He just can’t. I know it and John Cena knows, that if it’s me and him, one on one in the middle of that ring, I’m walkin’ out victorious. John Cena does NOT wanna face the Wrestling Machine.

More heat for Angle.

Kurt Angle: As far as JBL and Orton go, what is there for me to worry about exactly huh? Bradshaw had a great run as WWE champion, make no mistake about it but if I’d have had a shot at him and that title? Well his reign woulda lasted about five freakin’ minutes.

A few ooohs in the crowd as Angle continues.

Kurt Angle: And as for Randy Orton, the ’Legend Killer’. He did a good job Sunday, credit where credit’s due Josh. To beat The Undertaker is no easy feat and for that I commend Orton. But the facts are that The Undertaker isn’t the man he used to be, Randy Orton said it himself. He isn’t the same man that used to strike fear into his opponents, he isn’t the same man that used to dominate and destroy opponents.


Kurt Angle: But Orton lied when he said that’s his job around here now. That is s MY role around here now Josh. I strike that fear into opponents, I dominate, I DESTROY opponents inside the ring.

Big heat for Angle here.

Kurt Angle: Orton’s young, he’s confident, he’s got potential. But potential means NOTHING Josh. And as far as this whole ’Legend Killer’ routine goes. Well let me tell ya this, there’s only one legend around here that it actually means something to beat and that is ME!

Heat again for Angle.

Kurt Angle: I am the biggest legend in this company and to beat me means a hell of a lot more than it does to beat The Undertaker. So Randy, if you’re watchin’ this.

Angle turns to the camera.

Kurt Angle: Drop the Legend Killer act kid. Cos until you beat me, it doesn’t count for anything. Tonight, I’m gonna take great pride in making either you or Bradhsaw tap out, heck I’ll make BOTH of you tap out. And when I do exactly that, it’s gonna give me even more pride, even more pleasure when I break.. your.. ankles.

Angle then suddenly turns along with the camera as we see JBL appear to some strong heat.

JBL: Not a word that ever comes outta your mouth is true Kurt.

Angle sblacks.

JBL: Ya say you’re the best around, the greatest wrestler in the world. It’s all…talk. You’re too damn reliant on your little speech about Shawn Michaels. You beat Michaels at Wrestlemania, you made him tap out. We get it Kurt. But since then what’ve ya done huh?

JBL laughs a little as Angle looks intense.

JBL: What.. Have.. You.. done? You ain’t done a damn thing Kurt. Ya walked outta your match Sunday night didn‘t ya? Is that what a champion does Kurt? Is that what a ‘Wrestling Machine’ does?

Angle doesn’t respond.


Kurt Angle: I DO WHATEVER THE HELL I WANT BRADSHAW! I’m Kurt freakin’ Angle and I don’t need to be told by a nobody like you what I should and shouldn’t do!

Angle is pointing into the chest of Layfield as the crowd cheer here for Angle.

JBL: A nobody? Nobody ha ha? Kurt do you realise exactly who you’re talkin’ to here? I am the longest reigning WWE champion in Smack-down HISTORY!

Heat for Layfield.

Kurt Angle: Kinda ironic huh. What was it you said to me just now? Since then though Bradshaw, what’ve ya done?

A few oooh’s for that one.

Kurt Angle: You’ve lost TWICE to John Cena and the way I see it you’re lucky to even be in this match tonight. But for me, that’s only a good thing because I’m gonna prove to you exactly why you’re a nobody! And why I am exactly what I say I am which is the very best in this business.

JBL: The best in this business doesn’t walk out of a match against a freakin’ debutant. The best in the business doesn’t hide away from a challenge, like a rematch with Shawn Michaels. The best in the business doesn’t go over a whole god damn year without winnin’ the WWE title. Kurt, you are nowhere NEAR the best in the business and tonight I’m gonna make that crystal clear for all the world to see.

Kurt Angle: You’re gonna regret the words comin’ outta your mouth later on out there. Whether ya like it or not Bradshaw, whether Orton likes it or not, whether CENA likes it or not, I am getting that WWE championship match that I DESERVE and I am taking the WWE championship from John Cena. Oh it’s true! IT’S DAMN TRUE!

Angle leaves with JBL looking on angrily at Angle as the build continues to tonight’s main event.


We return and see a graphic for tonight’s main event to which the fans pop before…

‘Hell will be callin’ your name’

It’s the music of Bobby Lashley making his first appearance on Friday night Smackdown following his debut at Judgment Day.

Michael Cole: Well this young superstar Bobby Lashley debuted this past Sunday at Judgment Day where he went toe to toe with Kurt Angle and put up a heck of a fight, forcing Angle to leave the match as Lashley scored a debut win via count out. Tonight the ‘Real Deal’ makes his first appearance on Friday Night Smackdown!

Tazz: I’m pumped Cole. Pumped to see this kid Lashley in action again. He is straight up dominant and I fear for whoever gets in his way here tonight.

‘It wasn’t my fault’

Out comes Snitsky to no reaction as it’s gonna be monster vs. monster here tonight.

Tazz: Wow! Snitsky and Lashley! This is gonna be brutal Cole.

Michael Cole: Indeed Snitsky will be a big test for Lashley here tonight. Will Lashley be able to prove exactly why he’s labelled the ‘Real Deal’ here tonight?

Match Three: Singles Match

Bobby Lashley vs. Snitsky

It’s a real battle of strength and power between these two huge men as Lashley asserts his dominance. The early going looked like Snitsky was gonna take control as the big man took down the Real Deal with some clubbing blows but Lashley soon turned the tables, showing off some scary strength to break free of Snitsky’s reign.

Lashley then asserts his dominance in the match, whipping Snitsky into the corner before delivering a thunderous clothesline, sending Snitsky up in the air almost. The crowd ooohs at the impact from Lashley as Snitsky seems lost here.

Lashley then hoists Snitsky up before dropping him with a huge suplex. Again, huge impact from Lashley who goes for the cover but it’s a kick out at two from Snitsky. Lashley keeps the pressure right on however and doesn’t let the near fall phase him as he looks to finish this off. Lashley whips Snitsky into the ropes, the big man rebounds and goes for a big boot to Lashley who ducks it! Lashley then runs to the ropes as Snitsky turns around and is met with a huge spear! Lashley spears Snitsky in half almost as the fans let out a big pop for the newcomer.

Lashley then signals that this one’s about to come to an end and waits momentarily before bringing Snitsky up to his feet, scooping the big man onto his shoulders with relative ease before dropping Snitsky with the Dominator! Cover by Lashley, 1...2...3... Lashley wins it

Winner: Bobby Lashley(4:35)

Michael Cole: Wow! Now that was impressive Tazz! Bobby Lashley defeats Snitsky with EASE!

Tazz: Scary Cole. A guy the size of Snitsky, to just be decimated like that is damn sure impressive. This Lashley’s gonna be a major asset for Smackdown baby.

We see a replay of Lashley finishing off Snitsky as we cut backstage and see Booker T walking down the hall before he bumps into Rhyno, the man who accidently cost him at Judgment Day against Carlito!

Rhyno: Book, Book just stop. Before you say..

Booker T: Naw man, before ya say another word, lemme tell yo’ punk ass how dis is gonna go down. See what happened at Judgment Day, that ain’t sat well wit’ me, ya understand? Ya wanna get involved in my business man, you do it face to face, not no sneak attacks.

Rhyno: Book what happened was a mistake. Did you not see what Carltio did to me before your match? He attacked me, what was I supposed to do, sit back and act like nothing happened? No, see I wanted payback and I wanted to Gore the living HELL out of that son of a bitch. This had nothing to do with you man.

Booker T: Then why da hell did I end up getting’ my ass gored in half huh? Tell me that one man.

Rhyno: Look Carlito’s played us off on one another here Book. He’s not as dumb as he looks and he wants this to happen, he wants EXACTLY this to happen. Together, the two of us against him? He doesn’t stand a chance but if we’re arguing like this, we start fighting each other, then he’s gonna win this whole thing.

Booker nods his head, seeming to understand.

Rhyno: I wanna kick his ass Booker, you wanna kick his ass too, simple solution is that we do just that and send a message loud and clear. He ain’t breakin’ us Book. Not a chance.

Booker T: A’ight. You got me on dis one man but if ya DARE even think about hittin’ me wit’ that Gore again I’ma take matters into my own hands and Carlito ain’t gonna be the only one feelin’ my fist goin’ down his throat. Ya understand?

Booker looks Rhyno dead in the eye as he walks away.

Rhyno: You got my word Booker. Ya got.. my word.

We then cut backstage where we see Josh Matthews once again who is standing by with the WWE champion, John Cena, dressed in his usual jean shorts, t-shirt and baseball cap and is greeted with a strong pop from the crowd.

Josh Matthews: John tonight you are the special guest referee in the triple threat number one contenders match. How d’you feel having to call such a big match in these three men’s futures as well as your own?

John Cena: Josh tonight’s match is no different to any other match I enter. Be it as a competitor or in tonight’s case as a referee. I go into every match and I give a hundred and ten percent. I lay it ALL on the line and tonight I’m gonna do my upmost to call this match exactly.. The.. Way.. I ..see it.

Cena is slightly fired up here.

John Cena: See I ain’t got any issues with who I face for this championship(Cena pats the title he has on his shoulder). Kurt Angle’s a great performer, no doubt about it but Josh I pride myself on being a fighting champion, on facing ANY and ALL challenges so if it’s Kurt Angle who’s hand I raise out there tonight then all I can say is bring it on.

Pop from the crowd there.

John Cena: As for Randy Orton, he’s got the talent, ain’t no two ways about it but to be successful in this industry, ya can’t sit back and rely on just talent. Ya gotta have the heart, ya gotta have the will to win, the PASSION. And in Randy Orton, I just..don’t.. see it.

Cena tips his hat quickly before moving on.

John Cena: And then there’s JBL. The Wrestling God. A man I’ve had my issues with lately and a man I’ve BEATEN twice in recent weeks. JBL’s as tough as they come Josh, I’m not gonna lie to ya, he’s given me two of the toughest battles of my entire career. But I came through them and I came through them with the WWE championship in MY possession.

Another small pop for the champ.

John Cena: So be it the Wrestling Machine, be it the Legend Killer or be it the longest reigning WWE champion in Smackdown history. Did he ever mention that to you by the way Josh?

Matthews just laughs as Cena continues.

John Cena: I do not give a damn, because I am John Cena, I am the WWE champion and whoever walks out of tonight with a shot at this championship is gonna be in for the FIGHT OF THEIR LIFE!!

Pop from the crowd.

John Cena: The champ is here and Randy, Kurt, Bradshaw, if you want some…..come get some.

Cena moves on, looking focused as we head back to ringside to rejoin Michael Cole and Tazz.


Out steps Chris Masters who is all set for action when we return!


We return and Chris Masters is in the ring ready for his opponent to come out.

Michael Cole: Well Chris Masters has been very impressive since coming over to Friday nights in the draft lottery. Masters has displayed all his size and strength in dominating opponents, really making an impact here on Smackdown.

Tazz: Masters has got a lotta talent Cole. It’s clear as day to see that and I wouldn’t wanna get in the way of that Masterlock. That’s a serious hold Cole and I can’t see many, hey I can’t see ANYBODY breakin’ that hold.

‘Muy Loco’

Out come a trio of men(Super Crazy, Juventud and Psycosis) riding on some ‘Juan’ Deere’s as the crowd look confused while Chris Masters simply laughs at what he’s seeing.

Michael Cole: Well uh… this is not what we expected here tonight and I don’t think it’s what Chris Masters expected Tazz.

Tazz: Alright Cole! You know who these three dudes are?! Three of the most high flyin‘, entertainin’ guys around inside o‘ that ring! On the left of there ya got Super Crazy, on the right ya got Psycosis and slap bang in the middle ya got Juventud Guerrera. And Cole, look at the ‘Juan’ Deere’s ha ha!

Michael Cole: Well uh, how’d you know they were comin’?

Tazz: Connections Cole. Shh shh Juvi’s about to talk Cole.

Juvi takes a mic with the crowd wondering who the trio are.

Juventud: Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, incase you don’t know exactly who we are, let us introduce ourselves ha ha.

The crowd remain silent with a few cheers as some in the crowd know them from their past.

Juventud: My name is Juventud Guerrera. To my left you have Psicosisssssss and to my right you have a guy who is Super, you got a guy who is Crazy, you have Suuuuuuuuper Crazzzzzzzy.

Crazy shouts ridiculously with his tongue out.

Juventud: And we’ve come to the WWE to liven this place up, we’ve come to bring some fun to Friday nights amigos.

Slight pop now for Juvi.

Juventud: Tonight you people get a glimpse, get a taste of what’s to come as this big headed freak I’m lookin’ at goes one on one with Psicosis. Hey, hey Masterpiece, get ready baby cos we ain’t just three old Mexicans. No we are the Mexi-COOLS!

Pop again there for the trio as Juvi and Super Crazy ride around the ring while Psicosis bounds into the ring, ready for action.

Michael Cole: Well the Mexicools are here and Chris Masters, as impressive as he’s been of late, can he handle not only Psicosis but the presence of Juventud Guerrera and Super Crazy?

Tazz: These three dudes ain’t pushovers Cole. Masters is in for a test tonight.

Match Four: Singles Match

Chris Masters vs. Psicosis

Masters dominates the early going, using his considerable size advantage to get the upper hand. Psicosis looks to be struggling in these opening exchanges as Masters drops him with a scoop slam, followed by a pose to show off his muscles as Juvi and Super Crazy pound the mat, showing support for their team mate if you can call him that.

Masters then goes for a cover but a kick out at one from Psicosis. Masters then locks in a camel clutch on the Mexican, looking to wear him down as he cries out in some considerable pain. The support from the crowd along with Crazy and Juvi seemed to inspire Psicosis however and the Cruiserweight managed to battle upright before delivering a series of elbows to the mid section of Masters.

Psicosis then charged at the Masterpiece who ducked it as the high flying Luchadore ran the ropes before taking Masters down with a cross body. Cover by Psicosis, kick out at two from Masters!!

Psicosis then headed up to the top rope, much to the fans delight as they rose in anticipation. Psicosis shouted something in Mexican as Masters made his way back to his feet. He turned around to see Psicosis hurl himself from the top at him but Masters catches him before slamming him down to the mat with authority.

Masters then looked set to go back and pick Psicosis up but Juventud Guerrera perched himself on the apron, distracting ‘Piece who then turned his attention to the leader of the trio. Masters asked Juvi what he wants as Juvi simply laughed at him, doing his own pose to show off his muscles as Masters laughed saying, ‘No this is how you do it’ before delivering his own pose to some heat. This was all a part of the plan though as from out of nowhere, Psicosis rolls Masters up into the cover! 1...2...3! Psicosis steals one!!

Winner: Psicosis(5:11)

Michael Cole: Psicosis wins it!! The Mexicools triumphant on debut!! And Chris Masters looks in absolute disbelief!

Tazz: Oh baby, the Mexicools damn sure got one over on the Masterpiece here tonight. And just like that, they ride away on those ‘Juan’ Deere’s ha ha. The Mexicools Cole, only on Friday nights!

We see the Mexicools ride off to a good pop as Chris Masters shakes his head, looking angry up the ramp at the trio before we then head backstage into Teddy Long’s office when the camera soon shifts and we see Carlito enter to considerable heat.

Carlito: Teddy man, Carlito just dropped by to ask ju a couple questions.

Teddy Long: Go ahead playa.

Carlito: First of all, and dis is a travesty by the way. Why in the world is Carlito not in the number one contenders match? Did ju not see Carlito beat Booker T at Judgment Day? I wiped the floor with dat guy and the thanks Carlito gets is sitting on the sidelines? Teddy das not cool.

Teddy Long: Hold up dawg. See ya don’t deserve to be anywhere near the WWE championship after whatcha did Sunday night to Rhyno. Ya may’ve beaten Booker T but the way I see it, you only got the job done cos of Rhyno’s mistake.

Carlito looks horrified at Long.

Carlito: Ju’re punishing Carlito for winning matches? Am I hearing ju right Teddy? Ju’re even more stupid than I thought.

Long rolls his eyes as Carlito continues.

Carlito: But onto da other question Carlito has here and even more importantly, what are ya gonna do about all o’ this? In Carlito’s opinion Teddy the only fair thing to do is put Carlito in the match tonight and make this a Fatal-4-way. What do ya say huh?

Heat for Carly’s suggestion.

Teddy Long: Da only fair thing to do Carlito is put ya in a match, you’re right.

Carlito nods his head in agreement and beams with joy.

Carlito: I knew you’d see sense Teddy.

Teddy Long
: But it ain’t gonna be in tonight’s main event.

Pop for the GM there as Carlito now looks pissed off.

Teddy Long: No, see your match Carlito is goin’ to be next week and it’s goin’ to be against the man you attacked at Judgment Day, ya feel me? Next week, Carlito one on one wit’ da ‘man beast’ Rhyno!

Big pop from the crowd as Carlito grabs his hair in frustration.

Carlito: Dis isn’t right Teddy! Dis..dis.. Dis Isn’t fair! Carlito’s gonna make ju regret that Teddy!

Carlito storms out furiously but the Smackdown GM has little time to catch his breath as the next man in through the door arrives and it’s Matt Hardy!

Teddy Long: Matt Hardy, what can I do for you playa?

Long and Hardy are both pretty buoyant here.

Matt Hardy: What’s that guy’s problem man?

Long laughs as Hardy continues.

Matt Hardy: Teddy I think you know what I want. Ya saw me pin Orlando Jordan out there tonight and in three weeks time on Smackdown it’s Night of Champions. I want another shot at the United States title. I DESERVE another shot after what Orlando did to me at Judgment Day. You know I do Teddy.

Long nods his head.

Teddy Long: Matt y’know I do my upmost here on Smackdown to make things right and what happened at Judgment Day, it weren’t right what Orlando Jordan did to ya playa. Which is why you got ya wish Matt. Night of Champions, it’ll be Matt Hardy one on one with Orlando Jordan for the United States title.

Pop from the crowd for that announcement as Hardy looks ecstatic.

Matt Hardy: Oh thank you Teddy, I appreciate it man. You won’t regret that decision. Orlando Jordan better start countin’ the days down cos in three weeks, I’m walkin’ out with the U.S. championship around my waist. Matt Hardy is just getting’ started here on Smackdown! Thank you Teddy!

Hardy is bouncing around as he leaves the GM’s office and Teddy Long can finally catch his breath.

Michael Cole: Major announcements from the Smackdown General Manager folks! Next week on Smackdown, Carlito will go one on one with Rhyno! And three weeks from tonight on a special Night of Champions edition of Friday Night Smackdown, Matt Hardy will get another shot at Orlando Jordan and the United States title!

Tazz: Major opportunities at payback there Cole. Rhyno and Hardy are gonna be gunnin’ for Carlito and Jordan. Can’t wait for those ones!

Michael Cole: And up next, we will determine the number one contender to the WWE championship! Stay tuned, don’t go anywhere!


‘Burn in my Light’

Out steps the Legend Killer, Randy Orton to some decent heat as he’s the first man down to the ring for the massive main event.

Michael Cole: A huge opportunity here tonight for Randy Orton. Following on from a big win at Judgment Day, could tonight see the Legend Killer continue his momentum and earn a WWE championship match?

Tazz: Major opportunity you’re right Cole. Orton’s got all the tools baby and there ain’t no doubting’ he’s got a heck of a chance here tonight. If ya can beat the Deadman, ya can just about beat anybody.


The next man out is JBL, making his way down in his trademark limo to some strong heat as he looks set to get another shot at the WWE title.

Michael Cole: JBL feels as though he deserves one more shot, just one more opportunity at the WWE title and I gotta say, I am surprised he’s getting the chance to earn that here tonight after John Cena defeated him again at Judgment Day.

Tazz: What Cole? This man’s the longest reigning champion in this show’s history! Of course he deserves another shot ya moron.

Cole just sighs before saying ‘Anyway’.


The third and final competitor Kurt Angle makes his way out to decent heat again, with some cheers also in there for the Wrestling Machine.

Michael Cole: This man believes he has been screwed since Wrestlemania in getting a title match. Well tonight Kurt Angle can put all those claims to rest as he looks to earn himself that shot he fully believes he deserves.

Tazz: He does deserve a shot Cole. You’re telling’ me that beatin’ Shawn Michaels counts for nothing? Angle’s my pick here tonight man. But if anybody can beat Angle it’s one of these two guys Cole. Cannot wait for this one!

The three men lock eyes in the ring before….

‘My time is Now’

Out steps the special guest referee to a big pop as John Cena sprints down to the ring and slides into the caludron with all three men staring out the referee here tonight.

Michael Cole: And here comes the champ!! John Cena will determine who his next challenger is here tonight as he is put in a very sticky position having to call this match.

Tazz: It’s a tough place for Cena, no doubt about it but the champ knows whoever wins this one here tonight ain’t gonna be easy come Night of Champions.

Match Five: Triple Threat #1 contenders match, Special Guest Referee: John Cena

Randy Orton vs. John Bradshaw Layfield vs. Kurt Angle

The main event was a fantastic triple threat match that really got the crowd on their feet throughout proceedings as all three competitors gave their all to earn a shot at the WWE championship for three weeks time.

The early going saw Kurt Angle get the upper hand over his two rivals with the Wrestling Machine’s intensity and aggression proving too much to handle as Randy Orton was taken over the top rope to the outside, following a thunderous clothesline from Angle.

With Orton now out of the equation this left JBL and Angle the only two men inside the squared circle and JBL managed to gain some momentum, poking Angle in the eye as John Cena took a look at the fallen Orton on the outside. Layfield proceeded to DDT Angle and go for the first cover of the match, which resulted in a kick out at 2.

It also resulted in the first confrontation of the match between competitor and official as JBL told Cena to buck his ideas up and count faster, with which Cena laughed off. The Wrestling God then looked to wear down Angle with a sleeper hold, demanding Cena raise Angle’s hand and see if he’s still in this thing. As the hand came down for a third and final time though, Angle found the resolve to bring himself up to his feet and break the hold before unloading on JBL with a flurry of right hands.

Angle though then found himself taken down from behind by the returning Orton who charged back inside the ring and right at Angle. This led to a two on one beat down briefly by Orton and JBL as Angle seems to take the roll of a face in this match up. The duo stomp away at Angle before dropping elbows on the Olympic Gold medalist before JBL, much to Orton’s dismay goes for a cover. Cena counts to one but Orton throws JBL off of Angle and covers him himself! Cena again goes for the count but JBL pulls Orton off and now JBL and Orton trade blows!

For the first time in the match Orton and JBL go at it with the Legend Killer getting the advantage, whipping JBL into the ropes before dropping him with a back body drop. Cover by Orton now and a kick out at two from Layfield. Orton then jumps on his opponent and hammers away at the skull with John Cena warning Orton about a potential disqualification.

Orton pushes Cena away with Cena looking less than pleased as the two go nose to nose with the crowd on their feet, hoping for the two to go at it but instead Orton goes flying into Cena as Kurt Angle is up and has nailed Orton from behind! The crowd give a pop as Orton stumbles back towards Angle right into the path of an Angle Slam! Kurt goes for the cover as Cena gets back up to his feet and heads over to make the count.



JBL stops the count at 2!

JBL just about keeps himself in the mix as Cena holds his jaw and Angle is getting back to his feet, ready to square off now with JBL. Angle and JBL go at one another with Angle backing Layfield into the corner now. Kurt whips him across the ring before charging at the Wall Street millionaire but is met with a big boot, knocking Angle down! Cover from JBL here.



Kick out from Angle to a decent pop.

JBL can’t believe it and continues to pound away at Angle. As the contest moves on, JBL again failed to put away Angle, trying every trick in the book but to no avail. With Orton still down from the Angle slam and looking in some discomfort with his shoulder, JBL and Angle continued to go one on one here, looking to finish off the job.

Layfield and Angle trade blows with Layfield rocking Angle back. The tension is building here as JBL whips Angle into the ropes, Angle though holds on. JBL charges at Angle but Kurt pulls the ropes down and sends JBL flying over the top rope! Layfield crashes down to the outside as Angle roars to the crowd. The Wrestling Machine then turns around and right into the Legend Killer’s path! Orton is back up this feet and goes for an RKO! Angle blocks it however and pushes Orton forward into the ropes. Orton comes flying back at Angle who catches him from behind and tosses Orton with a belly to back suplex, sending Orton flying.

Angle is now rolling and pulls the straps down from his vest, looking directly at Cena who stares right back at him. Angle then heads back to Orton who is in a world of trouble. Angle goes for the ankle of Orton and locks it in! Ankle lock locked in on Orton here! Will the Legend Killer tap?

Orton is writhing in pain as Angle applies firm pressure here. Cena is in prime position. Orton stretches for the ropes but he’s still a world away. Cena’s attention then shifts though as JBL is back on the ropes, the other side of the ring. JBL shouts out to Cena who looks up at Layfield. JBL is holding Cena’s WWE title.

Cena looks angered by JBL here and heads off to Layfield who is bearing a huge grin. JBL shouts out that ‘this is MINE’. Cena then asks JBL to give him the belt or else. JBL tells Cena ‘Or else what?’. But it’s inside the ring where the drama is unfolding as Randy Orton taps! Orton is tapping and Angle believes the deal is sealed! On the ropes though Cena smashes JBL with a big right hand, knocking JBL down and taking back his title belt before hopping back inside the ring to find Angle celebrating.

Cena wonders what the hell is going on as Angle grabs Cena’s arm and tells him to raise it. Cena tells Kurt that he just can’t do that as He didn’t see Orton tap. Angle looks furious and gets right in Cena’s face here. Cena tells Angle that he has NOT won the match. Angle goes berserk and goes to throw a right hand but before he can do that, he gets turned around right into an RKO!! RKO from Orton!! Cover!




Orton wins it

Winner: Randy Orton(14:07)

Michael Cole: Randy Orton has got out of jail in a HUGE way here tonight!! Orton is heading to Night of Champions and Orton is heading towards the WWE title!

Tazz: Look at the anger in Kurt Angle’s face Cole! He’s gonna explode!

Kurt Angle sits up in the ring furious that Orton just about got the job done here as JBL sits up on the outside before walking away realising he’s failed again here tonight. Cena then raises Orton’s hand in victory, not looking too happy about doing so but Orton looks delighted before smiling at Cena and motioning that the title will soon be around his waist before exiting the ring looking back at Cena.

Cena though then turns around to anticipation from the crowd and he turns round right into an Angle Slam!! Kurt Angle has snapped as he puts in the Ankle lock on Cena! The crowd give huge heat as Cena writhes in pain while Angle refuses to let go as Randy Orton lets out a massive smile from the top of the ramp. Angle eventually lets go of the hold before taking hold of the WWE title and getting right in the face of Cena with it saying, ‘You can only run for so long Cena, your ass is MINE!’ A host of referees, backstage agents and medics then rush down to Cena’s aid.

Michael Cole: Kurt Angle has DESTROYED John Cena!! Cena’s ankle may be broken in half!!

Tazz: Man oh man. Angle has lost it Cole.

Michael Cole: Randy Orton is the new number one contender folks but the Legend Killer isn’t the only man to leave their mark here tonight. Kurt Angle has SNAPPED! John Cena’s days as WWE champion may well be numbered!!

Angle then roars to the crowd to strong heat before looking up the ramp at Randy Orton who delivers an evil grin as the show ends.
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