Re: WWE: The TwoThousandAndEleven Diaries
The announcers introduce us to the show and run down the matches tonight, especially focusing on the two main events. They then hype up the first match of the evening as the four tag teams make their entrances.
WWE Tag Team Championships: Fatal Four Way Tag Team Match
The Straight Edge Society vs. The Isles of Power w/Finlay vs. The Colons vs. Rey Mysterio & Evan Bourne ©
It’s a very hectic match with men flying everywhere and making tags but after a spot that sees almost everyone sent flying out of the ring Rey is able to hit Joseph Mercury with the 619 and tag in Bourne to hit the Shooting Star Press for the three count.
Winners and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions: Rey Mysterio & Evan Bourne (10:37)
After the match there is a big pop as Mysterio and Bourne celebrate with their titles and pose for the fans in the ring.
We go backstage to where Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes are in the locker room. Ted says that Cody is a sure thing to beat Christian and win the World Heavyweight Championship tonight and Cody agrees but he thinks that Ted shouldn’t be there because he always seems to cause problems. Ted tries to object saying that it was he defeating Christian that allowed Cody to participate in the match but Rhodes will hear none of it and he walks off.
We go back to the ring as the Divas Champion Melina makes her entrance to boos followed by Roxxi, who is accompanied by Beth Phoenix. As Roxxi makes her entrance she keeps looking back at Beth and seems rather distressed as if she doesn’t want The Glamazon to be there supporting her.
Melina © vs. Roxxi w/Beth Phoenix
The match is a balance of Melina using dirty tactics to get an upper hand and Roxxi fighting back with Beth Phoenix on the sideline despite the tensions between them recently. After a few minutes of solid action Roxxi is able to hit The Barbie Buster on Melina for the victory.
Winner and NEW Divas Champion: Roxxi (4:10)
After the match Roxxi is handed her new title and Beth gets in the ring to celebrate with her but as she tries to raise the new champion’s arms Roxxi pulls herself away, distancing herself from Beth. The Glamazon responds to this by staring at her for a second before picking up The Divas Champion and laying her out with the Glam Slam! There is a big mixed reaction from the crowd, as Beth stands tall over Roxxi.
We go backstage to where CM Punk is with the rest of The Straight Edge Society. He says that Mercury and Rollins don’t have their tag titles anymore but Mason Ryan is still United States Champion and most importantly, Punk is still WWE Champion. He thanks all three for being by his side in the past but says that in tonight’s main event he must do the noble thing and beat John Cena alone. He says that it will be the only way that Cena will finally be able to accept defeat and give up the fight.
We go back to the ring for the triple threat match which will see the first pinfall decide the Intercontinental Champion and the second pinfall decide the holder of the Smackdown Money in the Bank briefcase and the announcers explain this concept to viewers as the wrestlers make their entrances.
Intercontinental Championship / Smackdown Money In The Bank Briefcase: Two-falls Triple Threat Match
Wade Barrett © vs. Justin Gabriel w/Matt Striker vs. Ezekiel Jackson ©
The match sees Barrett and Ezekiel do most of the action while Gabriel slithers in and out of the ring to his manager Matt Striker. The first fall comes when Barrett hits the Wasteland on Ezekiel but Gabriel pushes him out of the ring and pins Big Zeke. The second fall comes minutes later when Ezekiel puts Barrett in the Torture Rack but before he can submit Gabriel sends him out of the ring with a hurricanrana and hits the 450° Splash on Barrett for the second pin.
Winner and NEW Intercontinental Champion: Justin Gabriel (7:44)
Winner and NEW Mr. Money In The Bank: Justin Gabriel (8:51)
The crowd is definitely shocked after the match as Gabriel poses in the ring with his manager Matt Striker as nobody would have expected Justin Gabriel to become both champion and briefcase holder at the end of the match.
We go to a video package for WWE’s next pay per view, Vengeance, which has dropped it’s Night of Champions moniker and will now be a standard pay per view affair.
We go to the ring where the announcers introduce John Morrison and R-Truth for what will be the culmination of their long-term rivalry.
Raw Money In The Bank Briefcase
R-Truth vs. John Morrison ©
It’s a very physical match with a lot of brawling and hatred in each man’s offense but eventually Morrison manages to reverse a Shut Up into a Moonlight Drive, which he follows up with Starship Pain for the victory.
Winner and STILL Mr. Money In The Bank: John Morrison (12:00)
There is a big pop at the conclusion of the match as Morrison poses with his briefcase for his adoring fans, having finally gotten retribution against his former partner R-Truth.
We go backstage to Justin Gabriel, who is basking in the success of his big victory earlier with women on either side of him. Matt Striker tells him that big things are in his future as they get in a stretch Hummer and drive off into the night.
We go back to the ring where the fifth match of the night is introduced as Randy Orton and then Chris Jericho make their entrances.
Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho
Randy tries to ambush Jericho before the match but it backfires and each man starts on an even playing field. There are lots of counters used in the match and the finish ends in such fashion, with Orton reversing a Lionsault into the RKO, which he follows up with the pin.
Winner: Randy Orton (10:23)
The crowd boos as Orton has once again pulled off a snake-like victory and The Viper poses after his victory, to much heat from the audience.
We go backstage to the World Heavyweight Champion Christian who is with Jack Korpela for an interview and he receives a roaring ovation from the crowd in the arena. He says that Cody Rhodes is a noble competitor and that he has wrestling in his blood, but he is still young and inexperienced and not ready to be world champ. Christian says that tonight The Peeps are not going to be disappointed because he is walking out of the arena still champion!
We go back to the ring where the four men from Raw vying for a shot at the WWE Championship in tomorrow’s draft show’s main event are introduced one by one.
#1 Contender to the WWE Championship: Fatal 4 Way Match
Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero vs. The Miz vs. Jack Swagger vs. Zack Ryder
The action is all over the place due to the no-countouts and no-disqualifications rules of the match and Vickie Guerrero is at one point ejected from ringside due to her yelling and interferences. The match concludes with Ryder and Ziggler having been cleared from the ring and Jack Swagger manages to reverse a Skull Crushing Finale into a Gutwrench Powerbomb to pin The Miz for the win.
Winner and NEW #1 Contender: Jack Swagger (8:58)
There are cheers as Swagger celebrates inside the ring after his victory while we cut to shots of The Miz on the apron, seething about his loss.
We go to a hype video for tomorrow night’s three hour WWE Draft Show on Monday Night Raw, where Raw and Smackdown superstars will fight it out for the chance to draft picks to their own brand. Jack Swagger taking on the reigning WWE Champion is advertised for the main event and Mason Ryan defending his United States Championship against Kofi Kingston, Alberto Del Rio and R-Truth is also advertised.
We go back to the ring for the final match in the hotly contested World Tag Team Championship tournament between the best of Smackdown’s tag teams, as the two finalists make their entrances.
World Tag Team Championships
The Hart Dynasty w/Michael Hayes vs. Daniel Bryan & Sin Cara
This is a fairly standard match with a quick beginning until Sin Cara is caught and plays the face in peril for a while until he gets the hot tag to Bryan who clears house. The finish comes when Michael Hayes knocks Bryan off the apron behind the referee’s back and Sin Cara is hit with the Hart Attack, which is followed up by David Hart Smith pinning him.
Winners and NEW World Tag Team Champions: The Hart Dynasty (6:39)
There are boos as Michael Hayes slides into the ring and raises the arms of the new champions, Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith.
We go backstage to John Cena who receives a tremendous ovation mixed in with his usual boos. He says that his crusade to regain the WWE Championship ends tonight. He talks about Punk’s valiant decision to go into the match alone and respect him for it, saying he will be doing the same. What he doesn’t respect, however, is the actions of The Straight Edge Society these past weeks and what they have done to Cena and his allies. He says that he will finally bring down the faction by recapturing his WWE Championship tonight in the match that has become his specialty… last man standing.
We go to the ring for the second women’s match of the night and the third last altogether as challenger Natalya and undefeated Women’s Champion Kharma make their respective entrances.
Kharma © vs. Natalya
Just like their feud these past few weeks, Kharma and Natalya attempt to outdo each other and the match isn’t as one sided as expected. However, it inevitably ends with Kharma pinning Natalya after an Implant Buster, continuing her undefeated streak and retaining her title.
Winner and STILL Women’s Champion: Kharma (5:13)
The crowd boos as the seemingly unstoppable monster in Kharma poses with her title after her hard-fought victory.
We go backstage to where Jack Swagger is with Scott Stanford for an interview. Stanford says that Swagger will be facing either John Cena or CM Punk tomorrow on Raw for the WWE Championship and asks whom he would prefer to face. Swagger says that it doesn’t matter who his opponent is because either one of them will feel what it’s like to be in the ring with an amateur wrestling champion. He says that tomorrow night; Monday Night Raw is ending with an All-American American WWE Champ.
We go to the ring for Smackdown’s main event for the night as challenger Cody Rhodes then World Heavyweight Champion Christian make their respective ways down to the ring for their much awaited one-on-one match.
World Heavyweight Championship
Cody Rhodes vs. Christian ©
The match is fairly evenly based but without Ted DiBiase at ringside providing distractions Cody’s arsenal is brought out more and he has to rely more on his wrestling prowess than dirty tactics. The finish comes after Christian manages to spin out of the Cross Rhodes and hit Cody with the Killswitch, which is followed, by a quick cover and pin.
Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Christian (15:03)
There is a massive pop for Christian as he gets to his feet and tiredly celebrates with his title after the match. The Peeps rise to their feet and chant the World Heavyweight Champion’s name as he makes his way to the back.
We go to a video package for tonight’s overall main event, highlighting the ups and downs of the Cena/Punk feud, focusing on the stable wars led by the two men and the plight of Cena to regain his WWE Championship.
We go to the ring and the crowd is buzzing for that very match. First the WWE Champion CM Punk is introduced to the most heat of the night and then John Cena walks out to a mass chorus of cheers. They stand face to face in the ring and the bell rings to start this huge main event!
WWE Championship: Last Man Standing Match
CM Punk © vs. John Cena
This match is by far the most physical and brutal match of the night as Punk and Cena brawl inside the ring, outside the ring and all over the area. There are many moments where it seems like the match is over such as when Cena got up at 9 after two consecutive Go To Sleeps from Punk or when the WWE Champion managed to get to his feet after an Attitude Adjustment through the announce table. Eventually it takes a third GTS on Cena followed by him being put in the Anaconda Vice for a further 20 seconds for The Chain Gang Soldier to be kept down for the 10 count and for Punk to retain his title.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion: CM Punk (25:12)
Boos flood the arena although there are a number of people who cheer, respecting both men in their efforts in this fantastic match. Punk can barely get to his feet as the referee hands him his WWE Championship. The Straight Edge Society appear on the stage and clap Punk on as he holds his title up proudly in the ring to end the show.