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The theme “Always” by Saliva plays throughout the arena whilst showing video highlights on the Backlash tron replaying key moments over the past couple of weeks featuring Batista, JBL, Chris Benoit, Randy Orton, Edge and Chris Jericho. After the video stops, pyro goes off throughout the arena and the camera cuts and shows several fan signs including “Backlash is Jericho”, “Edge sucks” “The Animal” and several huge “Peeps” signs and letters.
Jim Ross: Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen to WWE Backlash, what a huge night we have in store for you, several huge matches including the one we’ve all been waiting for
Jerry Lawler: That’s right, the World Heavyweight Championship on the line, JBL guarantees he will win the title but can he defeat the Animal?
Jim Ross: We’ll find out later tonight, also it will be Legend against Legend Killer as The Rabid Wolverine Chris Benoit takes on Randy Orton
Jerry Lawler: Randy Orton has been on a huge role and tonight I think that will continue
“Ain’t no Stoppin Me!!!!!” hits throughout the arena to a big pop from the crowd as Shelton Benjamin makes his way down to the ring for his Intercontinental Title defence.
Lillian Garcia: The following contest is scheduled for one fall is for the Intercontinental Championship, making his way to the ring Orangeburg South Carolina, weighing in at 245 pounds, the Intercontinental Champion…Shelton Benjamin!!!!!!!!!
Jim Ross: We’re in for a treat now King, Shelton Benjamin perhaps the best pure athlete in the WWE will take on a young man who is making quite the impact, “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters.
Jerry Lawler: It’ll be interesting to see if Shelton Benjamin can avoid the Master Lock because I don’t think he’ll be able to break out of it.
The Music of the Masterpiece hits and he is shown at the top of the ramp, he stands up and pyro goes off behind him, he then does several poses before walking down the ramp then entering the ring.
Lillian Garcia: Introducing the challenger, from Los Angeles, weighing in at 275 pounds, The Masterpiece, Chris Masters!!!!!!!!!!
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Shelton Benjamin © vs. Chris Masters
Fast paced match with Masters working on the back of Benjamin. He tries to lock in the Master Lock on several occasions but Benjamin finds a way to counter before he can get it locked in.
Match Ending: Masters whips Benjamin against the ropes and Masters then delivers a hard powerslam then covers 1-2-kickout. Masters then picks up Benjamin and tries to go for the Master Lock but only gets one arm in allowing Benjamin to hit a side suplex. Benjamin then climbs the turnbuckle but Masters gets up and trips him, Benjamin lands on the turnbuckle. Masters climbs up the turnbuckle and grabs Benjamin in a front face lock position then delivers a big Superplex from the top rope. Masters covers 1-2-last ditch kick out by Benjamin. Masters then picks up Benjamin and delivers a hard right hand to the forehead but Benjamin delivers one back causing the Masterpiece to stagger. Benjamin then begins to battle right back, with several right hands then Irish Whips Masters. Benjamin delivers a spinning wheel kick to the head sending Masters down. Masters rolls over into the corner and uses the ropes to pull him up. Benjamin runs at him and delivers the Stinger Splash then rolls him up for the 1-2-kickout. Masters gets up just as quick and Benjamin and tries a clothesline but Benjamin ducks then catches Masters with the T-Bone Suplex and covers for the 1-2-3.
Winner: and still Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin!!!!
Jim Ross: Shelton Benjamin has retained the Intercontinental Title once again
Jerry Lawler: The key factor in that match proved to be indeed The Master Lock but for all the wrong reasons because The Masterpiece couldn’t get it locked in on Shelton Benjamin
Jim Ross: Well you may be right about that but we’ll never know now
Jerry Lawler: What a way to kick off Backlash, I loved that match
Jim Ross: There’s still a lot more to come tonight, but we understand that Todd Grisham is standing by with The Big Show
We cut backstage to see Todd standing next to Big Show.
Todd Grisham: Big Show a couple of weeks ago here on Raw you were drafted to Raw from Smackdown in the Draft Lottery, but you weren’t included on tonight’s Backlash Pay Per View, what are your thoughts on that?
Big Show: Last time I was here on Raw a few years ago, I was left off Pay Per Views, Eric Bischoff didn’t bother doing anything with me, when I went onto Smackdown it proved to be a turning point and I dominated over there, and I’ll be damned Todd if I let Bischoff leave me frozen out again, so since he has done here tonight, then I will be taking matters into my own hands
Todd Grisham: So tonight Show, what do you intend to do?
Big Show: Tonight Todd, I make an Impact!!!!
Big Show storms off
We cut back to Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler
Jim Ross: Strong words from the Big Show and I shudder to think what he might do
Jerry Lawler: Well I agree with the Big Show, you seen how good he was on Smackdown, yet he isn’t on Backlash, by the sounds of things he will never be left off another PPV again
Jim Ross: Up now we have a match for the World Tag Team Titles, the new champions La Resistance against The Dudley Boyz, let’s take you back to last Monday Night on Raw where the Dudley Boyz became number one contenders defeating the former champions William Regal & Tajiri
Video footage shows of the Dudley Boyz win against William Regal & Tajiri then the attack afterwards by La Resistance
Jim Ross: Then afterwards it was La Resistance attacking their challengers and taking them out using those flag poles
Jerry Lawler: Those damn Dudleys are going to be looking for some retribution tonight, and also to become the tag team champions for the nineteenth time
”Final Force” plays throughout the arena to heat from the crowd as the Tag Team Champions make their way to the ring waving the Quebec flags.
Lillian Garcia: The following tag team contest is scheduled for one fall and is for the World Tag Team Championships, introducing first, from Montreal Quebec Canada, at a combined weight of 480 pounds, Robert Conway and Sylvain Grenier, La Resistance!!!!
“Drop the Bombshells” plays throughout the arena and The Dudley Boyz come running down to the ring and immediately start the fight with La Resistance.
World Tag Team Titles
La Resistance © vs. The Dudley Boyz
A good tag team bout between the two most experienced teams on Raw. La Resistance wear down D’Von Dudley and do several double team moves throughout the match.
Match Ending: Robert Conway has D’Von Dudley in a front face lock. D’Von tries fighting over to his corner to tag Bubba but gets worn down in the hold, Bubba tries to rally the crowd behind D’Von and does so, D’Von fights to his feet and fights closer to his corner, Grenier comes in the ring and distracts the referee, D’Von manages to fight out of the front face lock and to tag in Bubba who comes in and starts beating up Conway delivering hard right hands. Grenier exits the ring and the referee turns around and tells Bubba to leave the ring because he didn’t see the tag. Conway then tags in Grenier who comes in and tries to suplex D’Von but D’Von counters and lifts up Grenier into a suplex position but drops him forwards onto the mat. D’Von then slowly crawls to his corner, Grenier tries to grab his foot back but D’Von reaches the corner and tags in Bubba. Bubba quickly enters the ring and clotheslines Grenier, then clotheslines Conway who had entered the ring. Bubba delivers a scoop slam on Grenier then D’Von climbs the turnbuckles, Bubba holds Grenier’s legs open but gets attacked from behind by Conway, D’Von jumps off and then goes after Conway and knocks him out of the ring and follows. Grenier rolls out of the ring on the otherside and grabs a tag team title belt. The referee is distracted by the fight on the outside between D’Von and Conway allowing Grenier to strike Bubba in the head with the belt. Grenier gets rid of the belt and covers Bubba for the 1-2-3.
Winners: and still the World Tag Team Champions…La Resistance!!!!
Jim Ross: Damn La Resistance have stolen this match here, the Dudley Boyz have been robbed!
Jerry Lawler: Well I’d disagree with you there because I think La Resistance are a team that do whatever it takes to win, and it’s a successful way to do it, not popular but successful
Jim Ross: Well you’re right it isn’t a popularity contest but I don’t agree with it
We cut backstage to Eric Bischoff’s office where he is on the phone.
Eric Bischoff: Yeah that’s a great idea…
There’s a knock at the door and Bischoff looks up then hangs up his phone as Christian comes in followed by Tyson Tomko.
Eric Bischoff: Christian, what can I do for you?
Christian: Now you’re asking me?
Eric Bischoff: What do you mean?
Christian: I’ll tell you what I mean, I am captain charisma, and I am a main eventer, yet I am not on the Backlash Pay Per View, now I don’t know if you realize it or not but if I was on the card tonight, the buyrate would be doubled, but seen as I am not, then all my loyal peeps will probably have boycotted this pay per view, and I don’t know if you watched when this show went on the air, all the peeps signs, they out numbered the signs for Batista, Chris Jericho and well as for Chris Benoit, there wasn’t even any signs for him anyway
Eric Bischoff: Are you quite finished yet?
Christian: No I’m not Eric, I want to prove myself, there is no way in hell I should’ve been left off this Pay Per View
Eric Bischoff: First of all do not take that tone with me, secondly if you want a chance to prove yourself, then tomorrow night on Raw, it will be Christian one on one with Shelton Benjamin for the Intercontinental Championship!!!
Christian: You know what Eric, it may not be the World Heavyweight Championship, but I will defeat Shelton Benjamin and win that title, and when I do, I’ll be straight back in your office to rub it in your face…because that’s how I roll!!!!!
Christian and Tomko leave the office leaving Eric Bischoff looking annoyed.
Jim Ross: What a match we have tomorrow night on Raw, Christian against Shelton Benjamin
Jerry Lawler: Captain Charisma is right, he should’ve been on this show as well, what are the peepulation gonna do in his absence?
Jim Ross: What a shame, I can’t say I care, our next bout will be a slobber knocker, a Texas Death Match between Kane and Matt Hardy, not for the weakened heart, let’s take a look back at the history between these two men
A video plays showing the major things that have happened in the Kane/Lita/Matt triangle including their battles at Vengeance and Summerslam and the Wedding.
”Slow Chemical” plays throughout the arena to a huge pop from the crowd as Kane makes his way to the ring with Lita by his side.
Lillian Garcia: The following contest is a Texas Death Match, to win this match you have to pin your opponent then they have to stay down for the ten count, introducing first, accompanied to the ring by Lita, weighing in at 326 pounds…Kane!!!!!!
Jim Ross: Kane looks focused he looks ready and that might be a bad thing for Matt Hardy
Jerry Lawler: A huge understatement there JR, it is definitely a bad thing for young Matt Hardy
”Oh Yeaaah” hits throughout the arena to heat from the crowd as Matt Hardy makes his way to the ring, Kane meets him half way up the ramp and they start brawling.
Texas Death Match
Kane vs. Matt Hardy
A complete brawl between these two, Kane pins Matt Hardy on two occasions but Hardy gets up at around the 7 or 8 mark.
Match Ending: Kane grabs Hardy by the throat and tries to chokeslam him but Matt delivers a low blow. Matt then rolls out of the ring and grabs the ring bell, he climbs back into the ring and strikes Kane in the head with it. Lita gets up on the apron and Matt grabs her and pulls her into the ring over the top rope. He picks her up in the Twist of Fate position to a huge chorus of boo’s from the crowd, he hits the move knocking her out, Hardy stands up then smiles at the almost lifeless body of Lita but then to his horror Kane sits up. Hardy meets him with right hands but Kane grabs him by the throat but instead of choke slamming him he shoves him through the ropes to the outside. Kane climbs over the top rope to the floor then delivers a right hand on Hardy causing him to stagger backwards. Both men head up the ramp with Hardy trying to distance himself from Kane. Kane then begins to run after Hardy and catches him at the top of the ramp. He clotheslines Hardy to the ground then signals that it’s over. Kane grabs Hardy by the throat and picks him up and moves towards the edge of the stage. He picks Hardy up but before he can drop him The Big Show attacks him from behind!! Show grabs Kane by the neck and chokeslams him off the stage through the table and the stage equipment at the bottom causing a few sparks to fly. The Big Show smiles at the wreckage of Kane’s body as Hardy climbs off the stage. Hardy covers Kane for the 1-2-3 then distances himself from him as far as possible leaving the referee to count 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 to give Hardy the win.
Winner: Matt Hardy
Jim Ross: Matt Hardy wins this bout, Matt Hardy beats Kane due to the interference from the seven foot two, 500 pound Big Show
Jerry Lawler: I can’t believe the destruction he has caused
The camera cuts to Kane who is being taken away on a stretcher with a neck brace on.
Jim Ross: We don’t know how long he’ll be out for but we’ll bring any updates we get straight to you folks
We cut backstage to Todd Grisham who is standing by a grinning JBL.
Todd Grisham: Tonight JBL you face Batista in a First Blood Match for the World Heavyweight Championship, what are your thoughts?
The fans begin to chant “JBL sucks”
JBL: Do you hear those chants Todd? Listen to them…JBL…JBL…JBL…get used to them, because tonight after I become WWE Champion, there will be a lot more of them, the people’s role model will be restored, when John Cena luckily stole my WWE Championship at Wrestlemania, the people were exposed, but they were more exposed by this fraud of a champion known as Batista, Batista is no role model, when I am champion, I represent the things that are good about this country, I’m a self made millionaire, I was a champion that people respected, Dave Batista does not hold any of the same qualities that I do, and Dave Batista is not in my league and he knows it, by saying that he is “The Animal” when he walks around wearing those stupid looking t-shirts, when you people hold up those signs, that is you saying that Batista is not in JBL’s league, because Batista is an animal, but tonight, he is my pet, I command him, I decide when his title reign is over, and it ends tonight! After tonight I will continue to build my legacy, After tonight…
Voice: You become a marked man
Edge walks into the picture smiling at JBL who’s grin turns to a frown
Edge: You see tonight I will beat Chris Jericho to win the contract that is rightfully mine, a contract that will give me a chance to face the champion at any time of my choosing up until next years Wrestlemania, so JBL if you win tonight, I would put your celebrations on hold because I will be waiting to strike at any time, it could be tomorrow night on Raw, it could be at Summerslam, it could be at next years Wrestlemania!!
JBL: Next years Wrestlemania, you and me huh? At next years Wrestlemania…
Edge nods his head and then JBL begins to smile
JBL: Well I’m glad to see you are a JBL fan too then son, you see Todd that just proves that it is common knowledge that I will beat Batista tonight, it is common knowledge that JBL is a Wrestling GOD, and it is common knowledge that I will go on to become the longest ever reigning World Champion because there is nobody in the locker room that can beat me, including you Edge, after I win tonight I win the big one for the second time, how many times have you won it Edge?
Edge begins to get mad
JBL: You see Edge, after tonight you may have that little contract of yours, but it is much better having the real thing!
JBL smiles at Edge and walks off leaving the camera to zoom in on a frustrated looking Edge.
We cut back to Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler
Jim Ross: An interesting altercation there between JBL and Edge
Jerry Lawler: As much as I like Edge, I hate to say it but JBL is right, Edge has never won the big one but to be honest, some of the chances he had he was screwed in, and in Edge’s opinion he hasn’t had a fair match for the World Championship.
Jim Ross: What a shame…coming up next a rivalry that’s been brewing since after Wrestlemania, between Muhammad Hassan and Shawn Michaels, tonight they go one on one, let’s show you whats been happening over the past couple of weeks between these two men.
A video package plays highlighting the key stages in the feud between Muhammad Hassan, Daivari and Shawn Michaels.
Muhammad Hassan’s music hits and he comes to the ring to huge heat from the crowd with Daivari.
Lillian Garcia: The following contest is scheduled for one fall introducing first accompanied to the ring by his manager Daivari, from Detroit Michigan, weighing in at 243 pounds…Muhammad Hassan!!!
”Sexy Boy” plays throughout the arena to a huge pop from the crowd as Shawn Michaels makes his way down the ramp posing for the crowd.
Lillian Garcia: Introducing his opponent, from San Antonio Texas, weighing in at 225 pounds, “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels
Muhammad Hassan (w/Daivari) vs. Shawn Michaels
Michaels starts off on fire but soon falls victim to the dirty tricks of Hassan following a distraction from Daivari.
Match Ending: Muhammad Hassan goes for the Modified STO but Michaels hits a back elbow. Michaels then fights back with right hands on Hassan. He runs at Hassan and clotheslines him down. Hassan gets up quickly and Michaels delivers a scoop slam. Michaels then quickly climbs the turnbuckle and comes off with a Diving Elbow Drop. Michaels then gets up after the move and goes over to the corner and warms up the band. Hassan eventually gets up and turns around and Michaels goes for Sweet Chin Music but Hassan ducks and then Michaels goes for a clothesline but Hassan ducks again and accidentally nails the referee sending him to the mat. Hassan tries a right hand but Michaels blocks it and fires back. Daivari climbs into the ring and jumps on Michaels back allowing Hassan to gain the advantage. Daivari and Hassan then stomp away at Michaels relentlessly.
Jim Ross: Hassan and Davairi taking advantage of the fact that the referee is down here
Jerry Lawler: Come on HBK try to battle back
Hassan and Daivari keep kicking away at Michaels until the fans begin to cheer and they look up the ramp.
Jim Ross: Wait a minute!!!
Jerry Lawler: That’s…That’s…
Jim Ross: It’s Marty Jannetty!!!!
Jannetty slides into the ring and delivers a right hand on Hassan then a right hand on Daivari. Jannetty delivers a hard shot knocking Hassan down. Jannetty then clotheslines Daivari over the top rope. Jannetty goes back to work on Hassan delivering several more right hands to the head causing him to stagger back, Hassan then turns around and walks straight into Sweet Chin Music from a recovered Shawn Michaels. Michaels covers and Jannetty jumps out of the ring. The referee slowly stirs around to count the 1-2-3!!
Winner: Shawn Michaels
After the match Marty Jannetty climbs back into the ring and hugs Shawn Michaels, they then taunt with the crowd before leaving.
Jim Ross: Marty Jannetty making his return assisting Shawn Michaels against Muhammad Hassan and Daivari here at Backlash
Jerry Lawler: Nice to see the odds even for once with these two, I don’t think this will be the end of this though
Jim Ross: I think you’re right there
We cut backstage to see Randy Orton leaving his locker room, he walks down the corridor and then stops, looking up and straight into the eyes of Nature Boy Ric Flair. They stare at each other for a moment before Orton heads off leaving Flair looking on.
Jim Ross: Well I don’t know quite what to make from that encounter, but there is an even bigger one coming up next isn’t that right King?
Jerry Lawler: It sure is, Chris Jericho putting his Money in the Bank contract up on the line against Edge.
Jim Ross: Let’s take a look back at what’s happened so far between these two men
A video package plays highlighting the feud between Chris Jericho and Edge showing various clips including the Money in the Bank Match at Wrestlemania.
“Break the Walls Down” plays throughout the arena to a huge pop from the crowd as Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring.
Lillian Garcia: The following contest is a Steel Cage Match, in this match you can win by pinfall, submission or escaping the Cage, introducing first, from Manhasset New York, weighing in at 231 pounds…Chris Jericho!!!!
“Alter Bridges” plays to huge heat from the crowd as Edge makes his way to the ring, he climbs into the ring and waits for the steel cage to lower.
Lillian Garcia: Introducing his opponent, from Toronto, Ontario Canada, weighing in at 240 pounds…Edge!!!!!!
Money in the Bank Rematch – Steel Cage Match
Chris Jericho vs. Edge
Great Cage match with both men utilizing the cage to hurt their opponent. Both men get busted open.
Match Ending: Chris Jericho and Edge exchange right hands in the middle of the ring. Chris Jericho gets the better of the exchange and whips Edge across the ring, and then clotheslines him down. Jericho then picks up Edge and delivers a vertical suplex. Jericho picks up Edge and tries to kick him in the midsection but Edge catches it and Jericho delivers an enziguri. Jericho tries to crawl over towards the cage door. The referee opens the door up waiting for Jericho to try and get out but Edge grabs the foot and pulls him back. He uses all the energy he can muster to stand up and deliver an elbow drop in the back of Jericho’s head. Edge then rolls over to the ropes and uses them to pull him up. He signals for the spear as Jericho gets up, Jericho turns around and Edge runs over and hits the Spear!! Edge covers 1-2-kickout at the last second by Jericho. Edge can’t believe Jericho kicked out and then goes into his tights, he pulls a pair of gold brass knuckles out of his tights and puts them on his right hand. Jericho uses the ropes to pull himself to his feet. He turns around and Edge tries to deliver a right hand with the Brass Knucks but Jericho ducks and sweeps Edge’s legs away and goes for the Walls of Jericho but Edge pulls Jericho’s head close to him and nails him with the brass knucks then rolls him into the Small Package for the 1-2-3.
Winner: and now in possession of the Money in the Bank Contract…Edge!!!!
Jim Ross: Edge steals the win there, Edge steals the Money in the Bank Contract from Chris Jericho using those damn Brass Knucks
Jerry Lawler: It’s legal JR anything goes remember
Jim Ross: Coming up next, from one huge battle to another, Chris Benoit against Randy Orton, Legend against Legend Killer
Jerry Lawler: I’ve been waiting for this one all night, I can’t wait to see it
Jim Ross: Well you won’t have to wait long, let’s take a look back at the rivalry between these two men
A video package plays highlighting the history between Benoit and Orton including the matches last year at Summerslam and the following night on Raw.
”Whatever” plays throughout the arena to a huge pop from the crowd as Chris Benoit makes his way to the ring.
Lillian Garcia: The following contest is scheduled for one fall, introducing first, now residing in Atlanta Georgia, weighing in at 220 pounds…Chris Benoit!!!!!
”Burn in My Light” hits to huge heat from the crowd as Randy Orton slowly makes the way to the ring keeping his eyes fixed on Chris Benoit.
Lillian Garcia: Introducing his opponent, from St Louis Missouri, weighing in at 245 pounds…”The Legend Killer”…Randy Orton!!!!!
Legend vs. Legend Killer
Chris Benoit vs. Randy Orton
Match of the night between these two, Chris Benoit works on the arm of Randy Orton in the early going but Chris Benoit hurts his leg allowing Orton to work on it.
Match Ending: Randy Orton stomps away at the leg of Chris Benoit before picking him up to his feet. Orton tries to deliver a Vertical Suplex on Benoit but Benoit lands on his feet then delivers a German Suplex on Orton. Benoit keeps his grip and delivers a second German Suplex. Benoit keeps ahold of Orton and gets to his feet then hits a third successive German Suplex. Benoit then lets go and makes his way over to the corner and climbs the turnbuckle then comes off with the Swandive Headbutt and covers Orton 1-2-kickout. Benoit picks up Orton who appears to be dead weight, he picks Orton up to his knees but Orton springs up and tries to hit the RKO but Benoit counters and goes for the crossface but Orton counters with a back elbow sending Benoit crashing into the referee knocking the referee through the ropes out of the ring. Benoit then grabs Orton and applies the Crippler Crossface. Orton taps out in the Crossface but Benoit keeps it applied as there is no referee. The Camera then shows Ric Flair running down the ramp with a Steel Chair in hand to a series of “Wooo’s” from the crowd. Benoit sees him and immediately breaks the crossface but it’s too late and Flair delivers a hard steel chair shot to the head. Flair throws the chair away then helps Orton cover Benoit. Flair climbs out of the ring and then throws the referee back in. The referee slowly makes the count 1-2-2.99999 last ditch kick out by Benoit to the delight of the sold out crowd. Orton looks over to Flair not knowing what to do. Orton picks up Benoit but Benoit sweeps Orton’s legs away then locks in the Sharpshooter, Ric Flair climbs up on the apron meaning Benoit has to break the hold to go and knock Flair off. The distraction allows Randy Orton to recover and hit the RKO on Benoit after he turns around. Orton then covers Benoit and hooks the leg for the 1-2-3.
Winner: “The Legend Killer” Randy Orton
After the match Ric Flair and Randy Orton shake hands, Flair then raises Orton’s arms in victory as they are going up the ramp leaving a recovering Chris Benoit to look on in the ring.
Jim Ross: Thanks to help from Ric Flair, Randy Orton picks up another victory over Chris Benoit
Jerry Lawler: Another huge win for Randy Orton, he has been on such a role lately I don’t know if anyone can stop him
Jim Ross: It’s time to go backstage to Todd Grisham who is with Batista!
We cut backstage to see Todd standing next to Batista
Todd Grisham: I am now standing with the World Heavyweight Champion Batista who is preparing for his first pay per view title defence against JBL, what are your thoughts?
Batista: Well Todd, I’ve heard JBL run his mouth ever since he arrived here on the Raw Brand, calling me his pet, a circus clown, well JBL can do all the talking he wants, he can bring Matt Morgan to ringside if he wants because nothing and I mean NOTHING is going to stop me from leaving here tonight still the World Heavyweight Champion…
Batista looks away from Todd and straight into the eyes of a smiling Randy Orton who has Ric Flair at his side.
Randy Orton: It doesn’t matter what you do Dave, you will still always remain miles behind Randy Orton, you’re finally figuring things out, you’re finally trying to catch up, but I was World Champion last year at Summerslam, something that’s took you nine months more to do, if you should retain that title tonight, I’m coming for it, I’ve beaten you twice this year Dave, and it’s just a pity that I can’t add you to this T-Shirt right here
Orton shows Batista a Legend Killer T-Shirt with his list of Victims on the back
Randy Orton: As you aren’t a legend…
Batista grabs the T-Shirt from Orton and looks at it
Batista: Let’s take a look at this shall we, let’s see who’s on it, The Undertaker, that’s fine he’s a legend, lets see, wait a minute…Booker-T…RVD, this isn’t a Legend Killer T-Shirt it’s more like a match record
Orton begins to get annoyed
Batista: Can I keep hold of this T-Shirt?
Randy Orton: Why, are you a big Randy Orton fan?
Batista: No but they’ve ran out of toilet paper and someone might need it
Orton grabs the T-Shirt back from Batista as the fans laugh in the background.
Batista: I am not trying to do any of the things that you have done Randy, because tonight this is my first pay per view defence for my first reign as World Heavyweight Champion, and unlike you Randy, I won’t flop at the first hurdle, I have plenty more defences to come and as I said before, I will leave here tonight, the World Heavyweight Champion!!
Batista walks off leaving Randy Orton and Ric Flair shaking their heads.
We cut back to JR and King
Jim Ross: Strong words from the World Heavyweight Champion Batista there
Jerry Lawler: Did you hear those comments to Randy Orton, he had no right to say things like that…
Jim Ross: Well…Coming up next is our main event, Batista one on one in a First Blood Match with JBL for the World Heavyweight Championship
A video plays showing several key moments in the Batista-JBL feud including Batista pinning JBL in a tag team match and JBL attacking Batista on Raw.
Lillian Garcia: The following contest is a First Blood Match for the World Heavyweight Championship!!!!!!!!!!!
”Longhorn” plays throughout the arena to huge heat from the crowd and the limo pulls in on the left side of the stage, the limo driver quickly stops and runs around to open the door for Matt Morgan and JBL.
Lillian Garcia: Introducing first he is the challenger, from New York City, weighing in at 290 pounds, John Bradshaw Layfield!!!!!!!!!!!!
JBL waits in the ring as his music stops. A big “Batista” chant breaks out.
“Unleashed Rage” plays throughout the arena to a thunderous pop from the crowd who all immediately stand up as Batista makes his way to the ring.
Lillian Garcia: Introducing next from Washington D.C. weighing in at 318 pounds, the World Heavyweight Champion…Batista!!!!!
World Heavyweight Championship – First Blood Match
Batista © vs. JBL (w/Matt Morgan)
Almost an unofficial handicap match here with Matt Morgan getting involved in the match on several occasions. JBL tries to work on the cut of Batista but finds himself unable to open the wound.
Match Ending: Matt Morgan slides a chair into the ring for JBL, JBL picks up the chair and smiles at Batista who is using the ropes to get himself up. JBL delivers a shot to the back of Batista that brings him to his knees. JBL then taunts Batista and tries to nail him in the head with the chair but Batista pops up and delivers a huge spine buster on JBL, driving the air out of the challenger. Batista then stands up and tries to pick up JBL but sees Matt Morgan running at him with the World Title belt in hand. Morgan swings the belt at Batista’s head but Batista ducks and then spinebusters Matt Morgan. Batista then grabs the steel chair that JBL had and waits on Morgan to get up. Batista delivers a hard shot to the head of Morgan sending him staggering backwards out of the ring. Batista smiles at Morgan who appears to be out on the outside.
Jim Ross: A thunderous shot to the head of Matt Morgan
Jerry Lawler: But wait JR, look who’s in the ring
Jim Ross: Randy Orton, the Legend Killer in the ring
Randy Orton runs over to Batista and delivers a low blow on the champion from behind. He grabs the World Title belt and sets up Batista.
Jim Ross: Randy Orton attacking his former Evolution Team-mate here, we seen these two have a backstage altercation earlier on tonight.
Jerry Lawler: If Orton nails Batista with this belt it’ll bust him wide open…
Batista gets up and turns around, Orton runs at him and tries to nail him with the title belt but Batista ducks and Orton accidentally nails JBL to the delight of the crowd. Orton turns around quickly and Batista kicks him in the midsection causing Orton to drop the title belt. Batista then grabs Orton and delivers a thunderous Batista Bomb on Randy Orton!!! Batista then walks over to JBL and grabs him and sets him up for a Batista Bomb. Batista gives the crowd the thumbs up then turns them to thumbs down. He picks up JBL and once JBL is in the air the referee sees the bloody face of JBL and rings the bell as Batista brings JBL down in the Batista Bomb!!!!
Winner: and still the World Heavyweight Champion…Batista!!!!!!!!!!!
Jim Ross: Batista has done it Batista retains the title!!!!!!
Jerry Lawler: I don’t know how he managed it JR, everything was against him, Matt Morgan, Randy Orton…
Jim Ross: At Backlash 2005, it is clear, there is a new era and that is the era of the Animal!!!!!!!
The show goes off the air with Batista holding up the World Heavyweight Championship on the turnbuckle.
End of Show