Re: WWE: A Strong Response
I was hoping to have this up sooner but I’ve had appendicitis and spent almost a week in hospital, which is definitely the best place for your appendix to burst for sure, especially when it’s gangrenous. Obviously I’ve got a bit behind with the show but thankfully I’ve been off work since getting out a week ago so I’ve had some more time to work on it as well as resting. It’s coming along nicely and I’ve just got to write up the two world title matches. The promos are recapped but I’ve done the matches in closing minute styles, writing as the action unfolds, not recapped. After this show I’m hoping to write shows with full promos heading into the Royal Rumble and Road to WrestleMania XXV.
>Night of Champions 2008<
Date: Sunday December 21st 2008
Location: Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland, Ohio)
For the last three months since John Cena returned to Smackdown from Raw with a guaranteed shot at the World Heavyweight Championship at Night of Champions if he could lead a team to victory at Survivor Series, resentment & jealousy instantly rose to the surface in the locker room. The most resistance came from CM Punk, and the World Champion wasn’t short of finding any allies, and despite defeating Team Cena at Survivor Series, he finds himself going head-to-head with Cena for the title. After all he’s said about Cena, will Punk live to regret or his words or will he be able to back them up in style and head into the New Year still the World Heavyweight Champion?
Having lost the WWE Championship at Survivor Series in a triple threat match against Randy Orton and the new WWE Champion, Triple H, ‘The Animal’ Batista has exercised his rematch clause for Night of Champions when he will go one-on-one with The Game. They will meet in a 3 Stages of Hell match that will leave us in no doubt whatsoever who deserves to be the WWE Champion. Can Batista overcome his former Evolution team-mate and regain the title he lost at Survivor Series?
‘The Celtic Warrior’ Sheamus has been nothing short of impressive since debuting earlier this year, quickly working his way to the Intercontinental Championship almost three months ago, however having now tasted defeat for the first time, he looks vulnerable. The man to inflict that defeat was Kofi Kingston and now he’s looking to repeat that upset to regain the title he lost to Ted DiBiase at SummerSlam in highly controversial circumstances. It’s clear he’s got to the Irishman, and now he appears to be back in the groove he has every chance of getting his hands on the Intercontinental Championship for a second time if he can put the issues with his brother, Jay to one side.
It’s been an incredible year for Matt Sydal, and the United States Champion & 2008 King of the Ring will be looking to end it in style by retaining the United States title when he locks horns with Alberto Del Rio-Ramirez. The Mexican newcomer has an impressive track record in Mexico and already has two victories over Sydal to his name, both somewhat controversial it has to be said, but he has the chance to make it three and become the new United States Champion if he can pin Sydal for a third time. Will he be able to do just that and without the use of the ropes this time, or will Sydal end 2008 the way he’s stormed through it until now?
These two men have had their problems from pretty much the moment J-Red was announced as Chavo Guerrero’s rookie, and it didn’t take long for Red to make an impression, not that his mentor was pleased for him. A win over Chavo certainly didn’t help matters, neither did Red winning a shot at the Cruiserweight Champion, battling his way past Chavo to get there. Now Red has the title, things still haven’t improved, and with the title at stake, they both have something more to fight for in what will be one incredibly competitive contest.
These two groups will collide head on for the WWE Tag Team titles The Empire wanted vacated after they broke Harry Smith’s ankle, only for Tazz to hand Smith’s title to his long term friend & former rookie, TJ Wilson. He will join forces with Paul Burchill to take on Wade Barrett & Drew McIntyre in what is sure to be one almighty battle to the end.
The Epitome of Excellence still feel as if they were robbed of the World Tag Team titles after being placed in a triple threat match at Survivor Series having already won their place in the final of the tournament final where their opponents drew in their semi final clash. Rey Mysterio & Mystico went on to win that match and claim the titles Daniels & Kaval felt should be theirs, however now they have the opportunity to fight for the titles once again, but whether they will leave Night of Champions with the titles they believe should belong to them remains to be seen.
Standing in front of Melina isn’t just arguably the biggest challenge of her career to date, but the most intimidating diva in WWE history in Queen Kong. This behemoth has run riot for weeks, running over the Women’s Champion on a couple of occasions too. After earning a shot at the women’s title having emerged victorious in a battle royal, the title & Melina are firmly fixed in her sights. The odds are stacked highly against Melina, but does she have what it takes to overcome those massive odds and derail Kong’s unstoppable charge?
It takes a lot to get under the skin of The Glamazon but Michelle McCool has well & truly done that. Her antics may have been underhand & cowardly at times but McCool has managed to score two victories over Beth in back-to-back weeks recently. With that said she doesn’t hold the Diva’s Championship, but she will get that chance again when they meet again one-on-one for Beth’s title, and McCool must know she’ll have to do a hell of a lot to wrestle it away from The Glamazon.
World Heavyweight Championship
John Cena vs. CM Punk (c)
3 Stages of Hell
Batista vs. Triple H (c)
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Kofi Kingston vs. Sheamus (c)
WWE United States Championship
Matt Sydal (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio-Ramirez
WWE Tag Team Championship
Paul Burchill & TJ Wilson (c) vs. The Empire
World Tag Team Championship
Rey Mysterio & Mystico (c) vs. The Epitome of Excellence
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Falls Count Anywhere
J-Red (c) vs. Chavo Guerrero
WWE Women’s Championship
Melina (c) vs. Queen Kong
WWE Divas Championship
Beth Phoenix (c) vs. Michelle McCool
1st – 3,000
2nd – 1,250
3rd – 750