Re: WWE: A Strong Response
Earlier tonight we saw Triple H crowned the new WWE Champion, defeating former Evolution team-mates, Batista & Randy Orton to win the title for the 7th time, now making him a 12 time world champion. Smackdown’s World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk wasn’t defending his title tonight and he won’t be doing so against John Cena at Night of Champions after leading his team to victory over Cena’s on a controversial night for Team Punk.
Moments in to the Survivor Series pay-per-view, we were shown footage of an altercation in the parking lot between Christian & Edge as they both arrived at the arena, culminating in Edge slamming the hood down on his brother’s back. Captain Charisma was taken to a local medical facility in his hometown of Toronto before it was confirmed by Smackdown General Manager, Tazz that he would be unable to compete in the main event. Understandably angry, Tazz evened up the teams by going to Team Punk and telling Edge he was out of the match before being sent out of the arena.
However, that wasn’t the last we saw of The Rated-R Superstar. Just as it looked as if Cena was about to book himself a shot at Punk’s title his team were desperate to make sure he didn’t get after an F-U to the World Champion, Chris Jericho stood up on the apron, distracting the referee and allowing Edge to come out of nowhere to spear Cena and give Punk the simple job of covering him to become the sole survivor. With Edge & Jericho determined to free up the title shot Cena was fighting for, just what will happen now to that spot? Will it go to Punk’s team as they agreed on between themselves? It’s fair to say Tazz might just have something to say about that.
There was far less controversy as far as the WWE title is concerned, however Batista will surely be furious that Triple H took his title from him after a very heavy assist from his trusty sledgehammer. The Game took full advantage when the referee was sent tumbling to the mat after a collision with The Animal, using his sledgehammer to take out Orton before driving it in to Batista’s skull and following it up with the pedigree to secure his 12th world title reign, and we won’t have to wait long to see the new WWE Champion on Raw tomorrow night.
We also saw The Big Show emerge victorious in the Hell in a Cell Loser Leaves Town match, ending the career of John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield which will be sure to infuriate Mr. McMahon. Raw also had new World Tag Team Champions crowned in the shape of the Mexican mentor & rookie combination of Rey Mysterio & Mystico. It was a good night for the Raw superstars as they came out on top in the Battle of the Brands with their team captain, Sheamus fighting back to win the match for his team to see off Smackdown’s Brian Kendrick & Ron Killings to earn the bragging rights for the ‘A’ show.
The Undertaker also tasted victory when he defeated Ted DiBiase after a brave effort from the cocky young superstar. There was also a victory for another veteran as Shawn Michaels led his team to glory over Team Miz in what proved to be a comfortable win for Team H.B.K. with Michaels surviving along with Bryan Danielson & Kofi Kingston.
To see detailed results of the entire show, click here.