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Re: Calum Presents: WWE 2009 - The Fear That's In Your Eyes

RAW and SmackDown present...
WWE Backlash
May 3rd 2009
TD Banknorth Arena; Boston Massachusetts


***

We open up to a glistening WrestleMania XXV shot, panning around the arena taking in the sheer size of the moment...

Jim Ross:
Welcome to the twenty fifth anniversary of WrestleMania... Twenty five!


We then see Jeff Hardy walking down the ramp, soaking in the cheers from the crowd before we fade out...

And we’re back with a shot of John Cena running down the ramp and we fade away again...

Next thing we see is Randy Orton standing on the second turnbuckle..
.

Male Narrator:
It was the night of dreams...

We now see Matt Hardy hitting his brother with the Twist of Fate...

Male Narrator:
Superstars fought for their WrestleMania moment...

Fade back in and we see John Cena holding the World Heavyweight Championship over his head...

Male Narrator:
Legends were born...

This time we see Triple H being handed his WWE Championship...

Male Narrator:
Families defended...

Male Narrator:
But for others...

We see Jeff lying on the mat after being pinned...

Male Narrator:
Redemption was not coming...

Now a shot of Edge sitting on the mat, running his head through his hair...

Male Narrator:
Championships were lost...

Finally a shot of Randy Orton slamming his fist on the mat while realizing he has lost the main event...

Male Narrator:
A Legacy was prevented...

Fade to black...

Male Narrator:
But now... revenge is sought...

Shot of Randy Orton planting Triple H with an RKO on RAW...

Shot of Edge spearing John Cena on SmackDown...

Shot of Jeff Hardy hitting a Swanton Bomb on Matt Hardy...


Male Narrator:
Blood will be spilled...

We now see a black room with a bleak view of Edge, Randy Orton and Matt Hardy standing facing the camera...

Edge:
I want my Championship...

Matt Hardy:
I want to inflict pain...

Randy Orton:
I will forge my Legacy...

We fade completely too black while we see the three men side on and we see a silhouette of their opponents, John Cena, Triple H and Jeff Hardy facing them...

Male Narrator:
A battle is coming... Blood is coming... Backlash... is... coming...

...

Male Narrator:
And now... RAW and SmackDown present... WWE.. Backlash!

***



***

From there, we cut right into the TD Banknorth Arena, where a huge pyrotechnic display sounds off from the dark red and black stage! After the epic display of fireworks stops, the lights in the arena turn on and we see the massive amount of fans jam packed into the building. The camera sweeps over them as the official theme song of Backlash, “Seasons” by Veer Union plays over the PA system.

We sweep over to the announce table, where the three man team of MICHAEL COLE, JIM ROSS and JERRY THE KING LAWLER are waiting for us. Cole and J.R are in customary suits while The King has gone for the more casual look in a very suave shirt.


Michael Cole:
Welcome everybody to the TD Banknorth Arena in Boston, which plays host tonight to one of the biggest Pay-Per-Views in recent memory! Joining me here tonight are my RAW colleague Jerry The King Lawler and SmackDown announcer, none other than good ol’ J.R.

Jim Ross:
Thank you, Michael. You have no idea how excited we are to be bringing you Backlash here tonight ladies and gentleman. Tonight, you will see blood sweat and tears, and they are all thought for different reasons, be it a family feud, a rivalry fuelled by hatred or simply for the biggest prize in our industry.

King:
No doubt about that. So many interesting matches here tonight, all fuelled by differing reasons like you said, J.R. Listen to these fans, they are going crazy here, I’m not sure this roof can hold for much longer.

Michael Cole:
Tonight ladies and gentleman, we will see no less than five championships defended here tonight. The World Heavyweight Championship, WWE Divas Championship, WWE Intercontinental Championship, the WWE Tag Team Championships and quite possibly the biggest match on the card tonight – the WWE Championship.

King:
No doubt about it – Randy Orton and Triple H go one on one tonight, and after what went down on RAW a few nights ago, I fear for Randy Orton’s health.

Jim Ross:
I watched RAW, and watched in shock at what Orton did to Shane McMahon and to The Game. But ladies and gentleman don’t forget that the World Heavyweight Championship is on the line in a feud that has lasted years, the World Heavyweight Champion – John Cena will face Edge. And it is simply about the championship, both men have taken each to their limits before and we’ll see how this rivalry ends tonight.

King:
What are we waiting for? These fans are ready; let’s not make them wait any longer. Let’s get this show on the road!

A hush falls around the arena as the fans eagerly await the first match of the evening and they don’t have to wait long...

‘I CAME TO PLAY...’

‘BREAK THE WALLS DOWN...’

*I CAME TO PLAY/BREAK THE WALLS DOWN REMIX...*


A huge initial pop rings around the arena, but it quickly descends into a wave of heat from the hot crowd tonight. A few seconds after the theme begins, THE MIZ and his mentor, CHRIS JERICHO walk out from the back. No more has Miz got his fedora and long pants, its red short tights for him now, a more serious outlook now. He’s even got rid of the terrible haircut he had before and replaced it with a stylish slicked look. Meanwhile, Jericho looks as cocky as ever, wearing black and blue tights. The two men walk down the ramp, side by side, ignoring the fans screaming obscenities at them.

Lillian Garcia:
This opening contest is scheduled for one fall... introducing first, at a combined weight of four hundred and twenty six pounds... THE MIZ and... CHRIS JERICHO!

Michael Cole:
This whole rivalry began four weeks ago, when The Miz attacked his former tag team partner John Morrison, and team teamed up with his partner tonight, Chris Jericho. Chris Jericho, meanwhile was embroiled in a feud with the WWE Legends, leading to a confrontation with the RAW General Manager – Ric Flair. From there, it escalated from another level as Shawn Michaels got involved, saving his long term friend from a two on one attack.

King:
But even Shawn Michaels couldn’t stop them, John Morrison came out and aided Michaels in fending off The Miz and Jericho. Now it seems both Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho have taken their tag team partners here tonight under their wings.

Jim Ross:
And what a duo to learn from, while Chris Jericho has an attitude problem, he is one of the most decorated Superstars in the WWE. And we all know how good Shawn Michaels is, they’ll both teach these young athletes a lot about this business.

While the commentators were chatting, the duo managed to make their way into the ring, they both stand in the centre, surveying the arena before retreating into their corner and talking strategy for this upcoming match.

*AIN’T NO MAKE BELIEVE...*

The fans rise to their feet and cheer for the arrival of The Shaman of Sexy, JOHN MORRISON. While his opponents stare at him, he walks out from the back and poses on the stage, in slow motion with his hair blowing backwards – looking like a young Shawn Michaels. Morrison then makes his way down the ramp, keeping his eyes on the two men in the ring.

Lillian Garcia:
And their opponents... introducing first, from Los Angeles, California... weighing in at two hundred and fifteen pounds... JOHN MORRISON!

Jim Ross:
I really like this young man. He’s a very athletic individual, motivated and knows how to get these fans excited. He’s been WWE Intercontinental Champion and held the Tag Team Titles numerous times, but this is quite possibly his biggest opportunity.

King:
I know what you mean, J.R. Morrison is teaming with a sure fire future Hall of Famer in Shawn Michaels, he’ll learn so much from just watching him from the apron and he’ll no doubt improve being under his watch.

Michael Cole:
I have to agree with you both, it’s a great opportunity for Morrison to show what he’s got. But the same could be said for The Miz, just like Morrison – he’s teaming and learning from a future Hall of Famer, while they have different ways of doing things you can’t deny both will do wonders for their protégés career.

Jim Ross:
No one’s debating that, Michael – I understand that Jericho will be a huge influence on him, teaching him the ins and outs of the ring, but I just hope he doesn’t transfer his own huge ego over to The Miz.

King:
Oh, I think that’s already begun. If you heard The Miz out here on commentary, you’d think he was God’s gift to the WWE.

Morrison finishes slapping some hands before climbing up the steel steps and waiting on the apron for his tag team partner.

*SEXY BOY...*

A ridiculous pop rises from the crowd as The Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels dances out onto the stage, looking in a good mood tonight. He stops on the stage, lifts his hand onto his forehead and surveys the arena, then looks down at the men in the ring – he starts to walk down then stops and poses for the crowd, signalling his fireworks to go off as he flexes his muscles.

Lillian Garcia:
And his tag team partner... from San Antonio, Texas... weighing two hundred and twenty five pounds... The Heartbreak Kid... SHAWN MICHAELS!

Michael Cole:
HBK looks in great spirits tonight, obviously looking forward to teaming up with John Morrison and getting some measure of revenge on Chris Jericho for what Jericho has been doing to various WWE Legends over the last few months.

King:
And to shut Miz up.

Michael Cole:
Can’t forget that, can we?

Jim Ross:
You two really don’t enjoy The Miz, do you? Anyway, ladies and gentleman, the man who is continuing his way down the ramp, is Shawn Michaels – one of the greatest entertainers this sport has seen, teaming with someone who is very similar in many ways to him.

While Michaels was making his entrance, Morrison stepped into the ring. HBK steps up the steel steps and then enters the ring. With Morrison keeping an eye on Jericho and Miz, HBK salutes the crowd with a pose and flexes his muscles again. The referee manages to get all the men in the ring to their respective corners. It’s Shawn Michaels starting for his team against what we thought was Chris Jericho, but then The Miz tells him ‘he’s got this’ and starts for his team.

Tag Team Match
John Morrison & Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho & The Miz


The bells rings and the crowd roar as the first match of the night gets underway. The two men stare at each other from their corners; nobody moving until Michaels makes the first move – side stepping around the ring. The Miz mirrors him and the two circles, waiting for the right moment to attack. Some seconds pass before the two men meet in the centre and lock up, Michaels pushes hard but Miz manages to push the veteran to the corner. The referee calls for a clean break, but The Miz has other ideas as he RIFLES A SLAP RIGHT IN HBK’S FACE! The crowd don’t like this one bit as they boo franticly, while The Miz gets an earful from the referee. Michaels feels the side of his face which has gone a little red, he says ‘alright, let’s go’ and springs out of the corner, connecting with a couple of hard hitting rights and lefts. Backing The Miz towards the ropes, and launching him over to the opposite set, before connecting with a deep arm-drag!

It’s greeted with a nice cheer as Michaels stands up quickly, The Miz does the same. He’s obviously frustrated and sprints at HBK, but again is caught in another arm drag. But this time Michaels keeps a hold of the arm and locks in an arm bar! It doesn’t last for long however as The Miz twists onto his side, and then his knees before standing up completely. He backs HBK over to the ropes, sending him sprinting, but Michaels counters and connects with another arm drag to the less experienced Miz. Jericho shakes his head at ringside, and surprisingly HBK lets go of the arm and stands up, allowing Miz to stand up. The two stare off, and Michaels simply says ‘come on, impress me’.

This angers him even more, and without thinking sprints at Michael – looking for a clothesline but HBK ducks it and connects with a drop-toe-hold! HBK stands up quickly, while Miz – flustered, stumbles back to the ropes and looks up at Michaels. Jericho shouts at Miz to tag him in and he obliges, Miz keeps his eyes on HBK as he leaves. Before Jericho gets involved with HBK, he turns to Miz on the apron and gives him a pep talk, telling him to calm down and think before he acts. Miz responds with a nod and allows Chris to compete.

Jericho and Michaels circle the ring and then lock up in the centre. Chris ducks behind him and locks his hands on Michael’s stomach. HBK manages to break his opponents grip however, and turns behind him, turning the tables! Michaels instead of going for the stomach, locks it around the neck of Y2J, but he keeps calm before dropping to his knees, reaching up and flipping Michaels over his head! HBK rises to his feet swiftly and the two men stare off, with Michaels knowing he can’t school Jericho like he did The Miz. The two men walk towards each other and face off, their noses almost touching. Y2J strokes his own ego and tells HBK that he’s better than him, but HBK fires back but Jericho tries to get the jump with a right fist! Michaels blocks it and lands one of his own, HBK continues with a couple of knife edge chops, Jericho has to back off but gets stuck in-between his opponents and The Heartbreak Kid.

Michaels Irish-whips Jericho and connects with a smooth hip toss which gains a few cheers from the crowd. While Jericho is using the ropes to get to his feet, HBK tags in his tag team partner, Morrison. John and Jericho lock up in the centre, Jericho slides behind Morrison and goes for a back drop... BUT MORRISON BACK FLIPS OVER AND LANDS ON HIS FEET! Morrison from a defensive linesman pose, explodes forward, knocking Jericho down WITH A FEROCIOUS CLOTHESLINE! Morrison quickly climbs on Jericho, the first cover of the evening...

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JERICHO KICKS OUT!

Morrison quickly picks Jericho up and Irish-whips him, but Jericho counters before attempting another hip toss... however MORRISON LANDS ON HIS FEET AFTER THE TOSS! Jericho’s eyes widen as Morrison turns round with a brash smile on his face, telling his opponent he’s going to need to do better than that. Jericho shakes his head, shocked at Morrison’s agility, while the cameras catch Michaels looking on with a ‘not bad’ expression. The Miz shouts from the apron, asking to be tagged in, Jericho takes one last look at Morrison before tagging his partner in.

Miz talks trash as he approaches his former tag team partner, the two of them go face to face as the crowd respond with massive cheers, hoping for Morrison to destroy Miz. The Miz shoves his hand in his opponents face and pushes him away. Morrison turns back to The Miz before ducking a right hand and swiftly twisting around his opponent. Morrison wraps his arms around Miz’ neck before planting him backwards on the mat! John hooks the leg...

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MIZ GETS THE SHOULDER UP!

Morrison doesn’t waste any time arguing with the referee, all his focus is on winning the match and thus he picks Miz up and takes him into his corner. HBK gets the tag while Morrison twists Miz’ arm, allowing Michaels to get a free shot in, punching Miz square on the skull. HBK pushes The Miz backwards, he falls back to the ropes, and rebounds right into a kick to the gut. Miz keels over while Michaels runs the ropes and CONNECTS WITH A NECKBREAKER!

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ANOTHER KICK OUT!

The fans respond with boos as Miz keeps the match going. HBK doesn’t waste time, he lifts Miz to his feet, backs him to the ropes and Irish-whips him. But Miz counters, when Michaels hits the ropes, Jericho kicks him in the back. HBK turns to face Jericho, but Chris drops down to the mat which stops HBK from getting a shot in. Michaels leaves Jericho before turning round... STRAIGHT INTO A RUNNING KNEE FROM THE MIZ! Michaels flips over the knee and lands on his back and is then covered...

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HBK GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!

The fans respond with a huge cheer, but Miz is less than impressed. The Miz decides it’s time to lock in a sleeper hold. HBK tries to get his hand in between his neck and Miz’ arm, but no good – The Miz has him wrapped up tight. The Miz wrenches it over and over, choking the life out of HBK. Morrison starts to pound the steel steps with his foot, the fans respond with a H-B-K chant! Michaels shows some life and manages to get to one knee. The Miz turns it into a side head lock, but that doesn’t stop HBK climbing to his feet. Shawn whacks him a few times in the gut before backing him into the ropes and breaks his grip by launching The Miz using the ropes for support. Miz is one step ahead though, and grabs onto the ropes when he hits them, stopping him from rebounding. Michaels runs at his opponent, but The Miz bends down and FLIPS MICHAELS OVER HIS HEAD OVER THE ROPES AND DOWN TO THE MAT BELOW!

Miz backs away seemingly pleased with his work but something’s wrong. Michaels is rolling around on the mat below, holding his foot, something is definitely wrong as Morrison drops down from his corner and takes the short walk over to him. John kneels down beside his tag team partner, asks him what is wrong before Morrison signals to the referee. The ref leaves the ring and joins the two of them. The referee chats with HBK who points at his foot with a pain filled expression, it isn’t long before the referee stands up and MAKES AN ‘X’ SIGN WITH HIS HAND!

After a few seconds, a couple of medics appear on the scene, and kneel beside Michaels. The fans start a “H-B-K” chant but there is nothing they can do. The medics inform the referee that he won’t be able to compete. Meanwhile, The Miz is back in his corner, getting a word in the ear from his tag team partner. The medics manage to help HBK to his feet, and help him up the ramp, he hops to avoid putting weight on the injured foot. The fans cheer as he is helped up the ramp, he reaches the stage and his helped behind the stage. The referee then turns to Morrison and asks him if he still wants to compete without a partner – he’d be at a disadvantage but he tells the ref he wants to compete. The ref sprints round the side and informs Justin Roberts. Morrison slides into the ring and stares at The Miz.

The fans respond with a huge cheer, impressed that Morrison wants to continue despite the obvious disadvantage.

We’re off again as The Miz and Morrison lock up in the centre of the ring, but Miz is pushed back into a corner. Morrison then bends down and thrusts his shoulder into The Miz’ stomach, he connects with a couple of them before standing back up. Morrison grabs Miz by his head with his left hand before getting some shots in with his right hand, balled into a fist. The referee begins to count to five, but Morrison ignores him, enraged at Miz for injuring his tag team partner. Eventually, too massive boos – the ref gets himself in between the two of them and manages to push Morrison back. Once Morrison receives a lecture from the referee, he walks back to the Miz but GETS A POKE IN THE EYE FOR HIS TROUBLES!

The crowd erupt with huge boos, Jericho shouts at Miz to keep on him, and he does so. As Morrison stumbles away, turning his back on Miz, The Miz runs up behind him and ATTEMPTS THE SKULL CRUSHING FINALE... BUT MORRISON DROPS DOWN TO HIS KNEES AND FLIPS MIZ OVER HIS HEAD! Both men get up at the same time but it’s Morrison who makes the first move – sprinting towards his opponent, but he ducks a clothesline. John continues his run, hitting the ropes, but Jericho pulls the TOP ROPE AND HE FALLS OVER THE ROPES!!

The team of The Miz and Jericho gain so much heat for that dirty tactic, but the fans boo even louder as The Miz clutches his knee and feigns an injury, getting the referee to check it for him. While this is happening in the ring, Jericho drops down to the mat and takes the advantage, pulling Morrison to his feet and RAMMING HIM INTO THE STEEL STEPS! He’s not done however, with the fans booing loudly – Jericho picks Morrison up again, and backs him into the apron in with a shoulder thrust! Morrison falls to his knees, clutching his back until Jericho slides him into the ring. Suddenly, as if by magic – The Miz has made a complete recovery and jumps to the cover...

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MORRISON KICKS OUT!

The fans respond with a massive cheer as the fan favourite keeps the match going. The Miz continues his assault by turning Morrison to his stomach and connecting with some swift knees to his back. The Miz then takes a second to look around the arena, scowled expression which draws boos from the fans. He turns his attention back to his opponent, lifts him up and drags him to his corner. The Miz tags in Jericho, which is greeted with more boos.

Jericho kicks Morrison in the back, which drops him too one knee before tagging back out, allowing The Miz to get back in the ring. Once Chris is on the apron, The Miz pushes Morrison in the chest and he backs into Jericho, but Jericho catches him and drops down to the mat – taking Morrison with him, creating a whiplash effect as Morrison’s back hits the top rope. Morrison drops to his stomach, holding his back, but he doesn’t get any rest as The Miz rolls him over and covers him...

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MORRISON EXTENDS HIS LEG ONTO THE BOTTOM ROPE!

The referee has to break the count and informs The Miz why he did so. Instead of arguing, The Miz grabs Morrison and drags him further from the ropes, going for the cover again...

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THE ARM REACHES FOR THE SKY!

The Miz tags in Jericho, and Y2J Irish-whips Morrison into the corner with some force. Morrison stumbles forward out of the corner while Jericho hits the nearby ropes, CONNECTING WITH A RUNNING BULLDOG! He hooks the leg...

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MORRISON KICKS OUT TO A HUGE ROAR!

Jericho ignores the cheering from the fans runs towards the ropes. He springboards off the second rope... GOING FOR THE LIONSAULT... BUT MORRISON ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! Jericho clutches his chest while using the ropes to help him up, Morrison soon joins him but Jericho whips him into a the corner. Jericho walks away from Morrison, around the ring with his arm held high in the air, looking very smug. Once he reaches the opposite corner, Jericho begins sprinting at Morrison... but Morrison gets his elbow up, and Y2J runs right into it! Y2J stumbles back a few feet, but tries again... only to get a boot in the face for his troubles. This time he falls to the mat, clutching his face. Morrison senses an opportunity, he lifts himself onto the second rope and waits for Jericho to stand up. The Miz tries to warn him but it’s too late, he turns round AND IS THE VICTIM OF A CROSSBODY FROM THE SECOND ROPE! Cover...

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JERICHO KICKS OUT!

Morrison rolls away from Jericho while the crowd boos. The two of them start to get up, Morrison looks over to his corner and remembers that he doesn’t have a tag team partner. He turns around, right into Jericho who grabs his legs and sweeps him off his feet and onto his back... he then TRIES TO LOCK IN THE WALLS OF JERICHO! BUT MORRISON REACHES UP, AND PULLS JERICHO OVER AND ROLLS HIM UP!

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JERICHO ROLLS THROUGH!

The Miz breathes a sigh of relief as both men get up at the same time, but Jericho does the same thing, sweeping Morrison off his feet and THIS TIME LOCKING IN THE WALLS OF JERICHO! The Miz shouts at Morrison to tap as does Jericho, but he isn’t tapping just yet. He tries to reach out to any ropes... but there isn’t any near him. The fans chant his name, while he grits his teeth, trying to think off a way out of this! WITH AN INCREDIBLE SHOW OF STRENGTH, MORRISON USES HIS ARMS TO LIFT HIMSELF OFF THE MAT AND BEGINS CRAWLING TO THE ROPES!

The referee falls him, waiting for his hands to touch the ropes, but they don’t AS JERICHO PULLS HIM INTO THE CENTRE!! The Miz is eager for the bell to ring and be announced winner but Morrison still isn’t tapping, he is showing incredible guts and heart. The fans cheer him on, but he knows unless he can find a way out of this then he’s done for. Jericho screams at him too tap, employing as much torque as possible. Morrison reaches out for anything, even grabbing the referee at one point. Morrison raises his hand and looks like he is going to tap, he brings the hand down but just BEFORE IT HITS THE MAT – HE STOPS IT, GAINING A HUGE POP FROM THE CROWD!

Morrison lifts his body by his arms AND USES HIS FLEXIBILITY TO DO WHAT IS ESSENTIALLY A FORWARD ROLL! GRABBING JERICHO’S LEGS AS HE FALLS BACKWARDS INTO A COVER!

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JERICHO GETS THE SHOULDER UP!

Jericho gets to his feet quickly, Morrison is a bit slower but manages to get up. They both run at each other, Morrison a little slower but the two of them accidently clunk heads! They both fall down, sprawling on the mat. The fans know that Morrison doesn’t have anybody to tag but Jericho does, he crawls to The Miz and tag him in.

Morrison turns round, cursing his luck that his partner got injured, right into an oncoming Miz, who gets clothes lined to the ground. The Miz looks around the arena, glances at Morrison and then walks around the ring, slowly, gaining huge heat from the crowd for the smug expression on his face. Morrison props himself up on the bottom rope, leaning back for some rest while The Miz taunts the crowd, saying he is the future. Jericho tells The Miz to get back to Morrison, who is using the time to recover. Miz makes his way over but gets pulled down onto the second rope, as Morrison reaches up and pulls his tights forward, propelling him forward!

The Miz clutches his neck as he rolls on the mat, the referee checks on him but he’s fine. Both men get to their feet at the same time. Morrison connects with a clothesline and starts to get fired up. He hits another clothesline, and then waits for Miz to get to his feet. Morrison then runs the ropes, but Jericho kicks him in the back. Instead of dropping to his knees, Morrison turns around and nails Jericho with a forearm to the face! Knocking him off the apron! Morrison hits a forearm smash to The Miz, knocking him down and waits for The Miz to stand up before spring boarding off the second rope and connecting with a huge kick to the face! Cover...

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THE MIZ KICKS OUT!

Morrison walks over to the turnbuckle; ascends it and waits for The Miz to stand up. He then launches himself across the ring, connecting with a missile drop kick!! The Miz falls backwards and Morrison hops over him and holding onto the top ropes at the turnbuckle. He is about to jump up and go for Star ship Pain! But Jericho gets back on the apron and punches him as he does, knocking him off balance, however using his athleticism he manages to land on his feet. He knocks Jericho off the apron again... BUT HE’S FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE MIZ... WHO GRABS HIM FROM BEHIND AND CONNECTS WITH THE SKULL CRUSHING FINALE!!

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WINNERS: CHRIS JERICHO & THE MIZ @ 13.42

*I CAME TO PLAY/BREAK THE WALLS DOWN REMIX...*

Lillian Garcia:
Here are your winners... CHRIS JERICHO and THE MIZ!

The crowd respond with a groan as The Miz steals a victory thanks to his partner illegal interference. Jericho slides into the ring as The Miz stands over Morrison, Y2J walks over to him and the pair stand in unison. They survey the arena, before raising each other’s hand the referee instructs them to back off for a second while he checks on Morrison. Miz and Jericho look down at John with smirks on their faces, after a few seconds the referee determines that Morrison is okay. Miz and Jericho then exit the ring and get jeers as they walk backwards up the ramp.

Michael Cole:
The Miz and Chris Jericho just stole one! Morrison was in a great position to win this match, but because of Chris Jericho, Morrison was caught in the Skull Crushing Finale!

King:
He put up a great battle though, after what happened to his tag team partner – he lasted a long time while being double teamed at every opportunity.

Jim Ross:
John Morrison showed tonight how much heart and soul he’ll put into the WWE, even after his partner suffered a what appears to be foot injury, he fought on and even looked like he was going to pick up the victory. But don’t take anything away from The Miz, he looked very good in that ring tonight, he’s improved so much in a short space of time. Look out for Morrison and Miz, they’ll both be top Superstars soon.

King:
Of course, I just hope this win doesn’t go to The Miz’ head. Jericho showed tonight how great of a mentor he can be, I’ve got admit that.

Jim Ross:
Agreed. At some points in the match, The Miz was in danger of boiling over, but Jericho calmed him down and in the end the duo won the match. It’s just a shame that Shawn Michaels suffered an injury, a fair on fair match between the teams might have ended in a different way.

Michael Cole:
Yes, during the match, The Miz launched Shawn Michaels over the top rope, and HBK landed awkwardly on his foot, we believe he may have a fractured foot. We hope to get some more information soon for you, as soon as we get it – we’ll inform you off it.

In the ring, Morrison uses the ropes to get to his feet; he runs his hands through his hair, disappointed in his loss. The fans give him a respectful round of applause, impressed by how he performed without a tag team partner. He reciprocates with a hand to the crowd before rolling out of the ring and walking up the ramp.

We throw it backstage, and we are in the RAW General Managers office, as RIC FLAIR stands watching a television set, with a disappointed expression – obviously just watched The Miz and Chris Jericho win. The crowd respond with ‘woo’ while Flair turns the TV off and turns back to his desk, he rifles through some papers before hearing his door open and turning round. Standing before him is SmackDown General Manager, THEODORE LONG.

Ric Flair:
Teddy! How the hell are ya’?

Theodore Long:
Can’t complain, Ric. Listen playa’, am real sorry about what just happened. RAW losing a huge star in Shawn Michaels, that’s gotta’ hurt the brand, huh?

A smirk appears on the face of Flair.

Ric Flair:
Yeah, it’s a real kick in the teeth. But RAW’s got more than enough star power to compensate, y’know what I mean, Teddy? But SmackDown, man, what if John Cena or Edge goes down with an injury tonight?

Now it’s Long’s turn to smirk.

Theodore Long:
We’ll survive playa’. Who knows, SmackDown might draft a huge RAW Superstar tomorrow.

Ric Flair:
The same could be said for RAW, Teddy.

A pause emanates between the two GM’s before Teddy breaks the silence.

Theodore Long:
Anyway, I wanted to talk to you about somethin’ playa’. We both know it’s the draft tomorrow, and we’ve already discussed some matches for the show, but I’ve came up with one I think you’ll like.

Ric Flair:
Oh really? Well, go on, Teddy.

Theodore Long:
Picture this playa’.

Long turns to face the camera, his back to Ric, shoulder to shoulder, he looks up.

Theodore Long:
The WWE Champion versus the World Heavyweight Champion?

A huge pop rises from the crowd inside the arena, while Long smirks at his idea. He turns to face Ric to see Flair smiling.

Ric Flair:
I like it, Teddy, I like it a lot.

Theodore Long:
I thought you would, playa.

Ric Flair:
Fo sho, playa, gonna’ be off the shizzle ma’ dizzle.

Some laughs emanate from the arena while Long looks at Ric perplexed who is grinning from ear to ear.

Ric Flair:
Gangsta’ talk, yo.

Theodore Long:
Umm, okay, well I gotta’ go, we’ll talk more later, later on... playa’.

The two GM’s share an awkward glance, Long trying to figure Flair out, before the two go their separate ways. Flair sits down on his couch, while Long leaves, but just as Long leaves – two Divas, namely KELLY KELLY and LAYLA walk in and join Ric on the couch.

Ric Flair:
Girls! Just in time.

Kelly and Layla sit beside the pimp as he turns the TV back on with the remote and the threesome settle in for the rest of the night.

We cut to the main arena where Justin Roberts is waiting inside the ring.


*PAIN...*

The fans respond with a good amount of heat, directed at The Moscow Mauler, VLADIMIR KOZLOV as he walks out from behind the curtain. He’s wearing white pants, like usual and has that usual scowl on his face. Kozlov makes his way down the ramp, eyes focused on the ring.

Justin Roberts:
The following contest is scheduled for one fall... and is an Open Challenge match... introducing first from Moscow, Russia... weighing three hundred and two pounds... The Moscow Mauler... VLADIMIR KOZLOV!

Jim Ross:
For weeks, Vladimir Kozlov has demanded competition from the SmackDown General Manager. We heard on wwe.com, that Long told Kozlov to issue an open challenge for Backlash, and here we are folks, we don’t know who the challenger will be – we don’t even know if anyone will want to face the Moscow Mauler.

Michael Cole:
Look at the size of this man, he’s huge.

Jim Ross:
Don’t let his size fool you. He’s very athletic, even for a guy of his size. Keep in mind, fellas, Kozlov has challenged for the WWE Championship, he’s been involved in matches with Triple H and The Undertaker, he even has a pin fall victory over The Deadman.

King:
I can’t wait to see who’ll step up and face him, I’ve seen over the past few weeks, Evan Bourne, Jeff Hardy and even The Great Khali have tried to topple this guy but none of them have been able to.

Kozlov stomps up the steel steps before stepping into the ring and turning to face the stage.

Justin Roberts:
And his opponent...

No music plays yet, the fans murmur amongst themselves, anticipating the person who will face Kozlov. A few seconds pass by before...

*UNSTOPPABLE...*

The fans respond with a massive pop as the words “BOBBY LASHLEY” appear on the titan tron, and a few seconds later the man himself, BOBBY LASHLEY walks out from the back with a smile on his face. Wearing his usual black trunks that he used before, he stares down at Kozlov. Lashley then puts his arms under the opposite armpit before extending them, setting off his pyro display with a huge bang! Lashley, with his eyes set on Kozlov, begins to walk down the ramp.

(BTW, everyone who got this correct, you’re all cunts and I hate you)

Justin Roberts:
And his opponent... from Denver, Colorado... weighing two hundred and forty three pounds... making his return to the WWE... BOBBY LASHLEY!

Jim Ross:
Bah gawd! Bobby Lashley is back! The former three time amateur Wrestling Champion, the former WWE United States Champion and a former two time ECW Champion! The last time we saw this man, he was challenging John Cena for the WWE Championship, back in two thousand and seven. Two years later, Bobby Lashley is back!

Michael Cole:
I can’t quite believe. Lashley is back, and look at the size of him.

King:
I think Kozlov has met his match, he looks calm, but the sheer size and intensity of Lashley may make Vlad’ think twice about making this challenge.

Jim Ross:
While Lashley was gone, he trained in Mixed Martial Arts, and y’know what guys? Vladimir Kozlov comes from a Mixed Martial Arts background, this is an intriguing scenario.

Lashley reaches the ring and does a standing jump on to the apron before climbing in and climbing the turnbuckle. He does his usual pose before dropping down and staring over at Kozlov.

Singles Match
Bobby Lashley vs. Vladimir Kozlov


The referee calls for the bell and the two behemoths start to circle the ring. Huge Lash-ley chants begin from the people in attendance which draws a look from the fan favourite. The two bulls finally lock horns as they lock up in the centre of the ring, the two men try to push each other back but neither move. The camera catches looks of determination from each man as they push each other, but neither is backing down, matching each other strength for strength. The two of them break the lock at the same time, backing away from each other, staring into each other’s soul. They start to circle the ring before they lock horns again, this time however... Kozlov manages to push Lashley back, just two steps though as Lashley PUSHES FORWARD... PUSHING KOZLOV BACK, OFF HIS FEET!

The crowd give out a huge cheer as Kozlov looks up at Lashley, who pounds his chest, and tells Kozlov to bring it. He stands up, and the two lock up again, but this time it’s Lashley who’s the victim as Kozlov PUSHES LASHLEY OFF HIS FEET! The crowd boo loudly while Kozlov stares a hole in Lashley who quickly stands up, wide eyed. They circle the ring again, feeling their way into the match, they go to lock up again, but Kozlov ducks behind Lashley, locking his hands around his waist. Lashley holds onto Kozlov’s clasped hands and dives to the mat, flipping Kozlov over his back in the process!

Vladimir climbs to his feet, and holds his hand up and out, telling Lashley he wants a test of strength. Lashley looks up at his hand, before extending his BUT KOZLOV KICKS LASHLEY IN THE GUT INSTEAD! Kozlov backs him into a corner, with punch after punch, not giving Lashley time to recover from any of the blows. Finally, Lashley catches a break, and ducks under a right hand, coming out behind Kozlov and knocking a forearm into his face. Kozlov falls back into the turnbuckle as the fans cheer on Lashley. He grabs his opponent tries to Irish-whip him to the opposite corner, but Kozlov counters, and sends Lashley careening into the corner. Kozlov stoops down into a NFL linesman stands, and explodes forward, looking for a splash in the corner... but Lashley side steps and takes off running. He hits the ropes and connects with A HUGE FLYING CLOTHESLINE! Lashley then hooks the leg...

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KOZLOV KICKS OUT!

Lashley capitalizes and picks Kozlov up, before planting him right back down with a scoop slam. He bounces off the ropes and connects with a elbow drop before going for another cover, hooking the leg...

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AGAIN, KOZLOV KICKS OUT!

The crowd boo the kick out but Lashley hasn’t got time to argue with the referee, he picks Kozlov up and Irish-whips him. Kozlov returns with an attempted shoulder block to Lashley, but Lashley doesn’t budge an inch! Kozlov snarls at Lashley, before Lashley tries his luck and attempts to do what Kozlov does... TAKING HIM DOWN WITH A HUGE SHOULDER BLOCK! Vladimir takes this opportunity to roll out of the ring, he leans on the apron, revising his game plan as what he’s doing now just isn’t working. He walks a few feet away from the apron and looks into the distance, but then turns around TO BE HIT BY LASHLEY WHO SOARS THROUGH THE AIR, LANDING ON TOP OF HIM!

The crowd go absolutely crazy as the huge frame of Lashley just cleared the top rope and landed on the equally huge frame of Kozlov! Lashley gets up quickly, adrenaline pumping through his body and roars out to the crowd, pounding his chest as he does so. Meanwhile, Kozlov puts one hand on the apron to help himself up. Bobby turns around and walks over to The Moscow Mauler, who lashes out with hatred in his eyes, kicking the knee of Lashley, taking him down to one knee! Kozlov grabs Lashley’s tights and back of his head, and rams him STRAIGHT INTO THE STEEL RINGPOST!

Lashley falls to the mat, grimacing in pain as the fans boo the actions of his opponent. Kozlov just scowls at Lashley, before picking him up and sliding him into the ring. Vladimir climbs onto the ring apron, before stepping into the ring and diving on top of his opponent, looking for the cover...

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LASHLEY GETS A SHOULDER UP!

The crowd respond with a huge cheer but Kozlov isn’t very pleased, on the contrary he is pissed off. Vladimir stands up, looks at the referee accusingly before bouncing off the ropes and landing on Lashley with a splash! Vlad hooks the leg...

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LASHLEY KICKS OUT!

Another loud cheer from the hot crowd as Lashley keeps the match rolling. Kozlov lifts Lashley to his feet, gritting his teeth as he does so. He then plants him with a scoop slam of his own, gives him a stomp in the chest before walking over to the turnbuckle. He lifts one hand in the air, taunting the crowd before stepping out onto the ring apron and slowly but surely climbing the turnbuckle. When he reaches the top, he makes sure he is secure but when he looks up he see’s LASHLEY SPRINTING AT HIM, LASHLEY RUNS UP THE TURNBUCKLE, GRABBING KOZLOV AND PLANTING HIM WITH A BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX FROM THE TOP ROPE!

The crowd go insane as the referee checks both men, they are both lying on the mat, Lashley on his stomach and Kozlov on his back. Bobby then lifts his arm and crawls to the cover, hooking the far leg as the referee begins counting...

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KOZLOV KICKS OUT!

Lashley sits beside Kozlov, while the fans boo the kick out. Lashley decides to pick himself up, while picking his opponent up and Irish-whipping him. Kozlov responds however with a huge RUNNING HEAD BUTT TO LASHLEY’S CHEST! Lashley goes down holding his chest and Kozlov even staggers back, holding his head. He shakes the cobwebs loose and picks his opponent back up, he wedges Lashley’s arms underneath his shoulders, and begins to RAM HIS HEAD OVER AND OVER INTO LASHLEY’S CHEST!

Eventually Lashley falls to his knees, Kozlov tries to take advantage, he bounces off the ropes, and attempts a side kick to the head... but Lashley ducks, and takes advantage by hoisting KOZLOV ONTO HIS SHOULDERS... BEFORE HITTING HIM WITH AN ELECTRIC CHAIR! The referee dives down to make the count...

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THRE-NO!

Kozlov manages to roll the shoulder, ending the count at two, to the dismay of the crowd. Lashley sits up, contemplating his next move. Bobby climbs to his feet, the fans cheering him on, and waits for Kozlov to get up, he kicks him in the gut before hitting the ropes and going for a clothesline... but he misses! Kozlov ducked but Lashley kept on running, he bounces off the ropes and goes for a cross body... BUT KOZLOV CATCHES HIM IN MID AIR. The fans are shocked that Kozlov managed to catch such a huge man like Lashley, and even Kozlov is a little shocked. Regardless, Kozlov roars out before HITTING A FALL AWAY SLAM! Lashley goes flying, and hits the mat with a thud! Kozlov goes for the cover...

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LASHLEY KICKS OUT!

Kozlov sits up and catches his breath before deciding his next move. He grabs the arm of Lashley, and locks in an arm bar! He wrenches it and wrenches it, Lashley reaches out frantically with his free arm for anything to hold on to. He’s too far away from the ropes to reach them and the referee asks him if he wants to quit. He replies with an emphatic ‘NO’, not wanting to quit on his return to the WWE. Kozlov shouts at him to quit, his arm is at breaking point before Lashley manages to muster up the strength, and shimmy his body along the ring, pulling Kozlov along with him, in an incredible feat of strength! LASHLEY REACHES OUT AND GRABS ONTO THE BOTTOM ROPE!

The fans let out a huge roar of approval but it quickly turns to boos as Kozlov decides he doesn’t want to release the hold. The ref counts, making him break it at four. Kozlov gets up, and gets in the face of the referee, he backs him into a corner, shouting abuse in Russian at him. The ref points to the ‘referee’ badge on his chest, instructing Kozlov to show him some respect, but Vlad’ simply snarls at him. By this time, Lashley has managed to make it onto his feet. Kozlov walks over to him, he kicks him in the gut before running the ropes... BUT LASHLEY IS READY AND HITS HIM WITH A HUGE SPINEBUSTER!

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IT’S OVER... NO KOZLOV ROLLS THE SHOULDER!

Lashley rolls off his opponent, and stares into the ceiling, while the referee holds up a two sign with his hand. Lashley crawls to the ropes and uses them to stand up, he looks all around the arena, glances at Kozlov before pounding his chest and shouting ‘time to end it’. Lashley backs into a corner, and gets into a crouched position and waits for Kozlov to rise. Bobby explodes from the corner LOOKING FOR HIS VERSION OF THE SPEAR BUT KOZLOV SIDE STEPS! LASHLEY STICKS HIS HANDS OUT AND STOPS HIMSELF FROM RUNNING INTO THE TURNBUCKLE! But he turns around, right into a hand around his throat! Kozlov wraps his other hand around the leg of LASHLEY AND GOES FOR THE CHOKESLAM... BUT LASHLEY BREAKS THE GRIP ON THE WAY UP! HE LANDS ON HIS FEET, KICKS KOZLOV IN THE GUT AND HOISTS HIM UP... PLANTING HIM WITH THE DOMINATOR!!

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WINNER: BOBBY LASHLEY @ 8:57

*UNSTOPPABLE...*

Justin Roberts:
Here is your winner... BOBBY lASHLEY!

Lashley rolls off his opponent and continues rolling until he reaches the ropes. He uses them to get to his feet as the crowd are on their feet, cheering him on his return to the WWE.

Jim Ross:
There you have it folks, for a week’s Vladimir Kozlov has been demanding competition, and we’ve just seen it. What a match, both men put it all on the line, and in the end... on his return to the WWE... Bobby Lashley came out victorious.

King:
I gotta’ say, Kozlov really impressed me in that match, but look at Lashley, he’s overjoyed to be back in the WWE and he marked his return with a huge win over a formidable opponent.

Michael Cole:
This is just the beginning, Lashley is back and he’s looking better than ever.

King:
I’m a little jealous we don’t have him on RAW, Michael.

Jim Ross:
Well, we over on SmackDown are very pleased Lashley will be representing the blue brand, welcome back to the WWE, Bobby.

Lashley has his hand raised by the referee to another huge cheer from the hot crowd in attendance tonight. After which, the referee goes to check on Kozlov while Bobby ascends the turnbuckle, he wraps his arms below the opposite shoulder and extends them, posing for the crowd. Lashley then drops down to the canvas, looks down at Kozlov who is just realizing what has happened. A smile appear on Lashley’s face as he steps down from the ring and walks up the ramp. He slaps a few hands on his way before turning back to face the ring, where Kozlov is still lying on the mat, but he’s staring up at Lashley, his face in a scowl.

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We’re back, and we’re backstage, in a locker room and the camera pans around to see JEFF HARDY, looking in a mirror applying his face paint. The crowd respond with a huge pop, and he just finishes applying the last drop when Josh Matthews walks into the shot, microphone in hand.

Josh Matthews:
Excuse me... Jeff? Could we get a word?

Hardy turns round, he doesn’t say anything, but Matthews questions him anyway.

Josh Matthews:
Tonight, you face your brother in a T-L-C match... your thoughts?

Straight and to the point as always.

Jeff Hardy:
My thoughts... my thoughts... here’s what I’m thinkin’ Josh. Myself and Matt, The Hardy Boyz... we put the Tables, Ladders and Chairs match on the map. We are too the T-L-C match what Shawn Michaels is too the ladder match.

Pop for that.

Jeff Hardy:
But The Hardy Boyz? They’re dead now. Not only that, but my relationship with my brother, my own family... it’s dead.

Josh raises his eyebrows.

Jeff Hardy:
We are no longer brothers... only enemies. Tonight, I go out to that ring, where I’m in my element, no more talking, just me in that ring with the guy that tried to destroy my life, and a few tables here, a few chairs there and a ladder to top it all off.

The fans give a slight cheer.

Jeff Hardy:
I go out there, and I face a man I used to call my brother... not because I want too... but because I have to. Would I be lying if a part of me didn’t want to tear him apart, sure. But I need to do this, I need to face him, because what he done – the back stabbings, the fact that he put my girlfriends life in danger... he burned down my home... it’s unforgiveable, and he deserves what I’m goin’ to give him tonight.

Josh gives Jeff a quick thank you before backing out of the room. Hardy turns to face the camera, and it zooms in on his reflection.

We now cut to the announce table, King, Cole and J.R waiting for us.


Jim Ross:
We just heard from Jeff Hardy folks, and he seems ready for the huge match tonight. But going back in time ladies and gentleman, to the opening match of the evening, we’ve received word from the trainers and medical staff – unfortunately Shawn Michaels has a fractured bone in his foot.

Michael Cole:
This means that The Heartbreak Kid will be out of action for a at least two months, if we’re lucky then he could be back after a month and a half. So here’s hoping.

King:
HBK will be missed on RAW, while The Miz will no doubt take great pleasure in saying he was the man who took Shawn Michaels out.

*BELL RINGS...*

In the ring, Lillian Garcia awaits.

Lillian Garcia:
The following contest is scheduled for one fall... and is for the WWE Intercontinental Championship!

‘BOOYAKA BOOYAKA...’

*BOOYAKA 619...*


A huge roar greets the arrival of the current WWE Intercontinental Champion, as REY MYSTERIO walks out onto the ramp. The Master of the 619 looks around the arena, before walking to the right of the stage and setting his pyro off, before walking to the opposite side and doing the very same thing. Rey looks at his I.C Title draped across his shoulder, smiles and then walks down to the ring – taking the time to talk to a few of the younger members of the audience.

Lillian Garcia:
Introducing first... the champion, from San Diego, California... weighing one hundred and seventy five pounds... he is the WWE Intercontinental Champion, REY MYSTERIO!

Michael Cole:
I can’t wait for this match, Rey Mysterio is a former World Heavyweight Champion, the current WWE Intercontinental Champion and he takes on his rival, William Regal.

Jim Ross:
Who some say, is the best wrestler never to win the World Heavyweight or WWE Championship. Rey Mysterio is in some serious trouble in this match, we’ve seen Mysterio take on the best, take on a number of Superstars at one point, but he has never had to take on someone as ruthless as William Regal, who will have his back up with him.

King:
I have to agree, J.R. I’m a big fan of Rey, he’s a great guy backstage and we know how good he can be, a former World Heavyweight Champion. He was elated when he won the Intercontinental Championship, he won’t want to lose it tonight, especially to William Regal.

Mysterio slaps the last few hands that he can reach before jogging up the steel steps and entering the ring. The Intercontinental Champion unhooks the belt and holds it up as he ascends the turnbuckle. Rey Rey then hops down, takes one last look at the belt and hands it too the referee, who hands it to the timekeeper at ringside.

*VILLIAN...*

The crowd respond with a huge amount of heat, and after a few seconds WILLIAM REGAL walks out from the back. He’s wearing a long trench coat type thing with black and gold tights. Alongside him are his associates, DREW MCINTYRE and NIGEL MCGUINESS who are in short tights. The three men stare down at Rey who stares back at them, not showing any fear. The threesome then start to walk down to the ring, showing no emotion whatsoever.

Lillian Garcia:
And introducing his opponent... the challenger... accompanied by Drew McIntyre and Nigel McGuiness... from Blackpool, England... WILLIAM REGAL!

Michael Cole:
For weeks, for weeks Rey Mysterio has fell victim to the numbers game because of these three men. He’s been on the receiving end of a few beatings and has lost two matches in a row. Like you said, J.R, Rey is in serious trouble here. The referee will need wing mirrors to keep an eye on McIntyre and McGuiness.

King:
We should have three referees out here, one for the match and two for keeping an eye on Regal’s associates. Everybody in this arena knows that at some point tonight, they will get involved, I just hope the referee keeps his wits about him and knows where everyone is at all times.

Jim Ross:
The WWE is home to some of the best referees in the professional wrestling world, but like you guys said, it is incredibly difficult to keep an eye on the actions of people who aren’t meant to be involved in the match. And even if they don’t get involved, Regal is skilful enough to win this on his own, he is a King of the Ring winner and a former WWE Intercontinental Champion. This will be a huge test of Rey’s Intercontinental Championship credentials.

The three men reach the ring, Regal uses the second rope to pull himself onto the apron, he hands his trench coat to Nigel who walks around the ring with Drew. Rey keeps an eye on them as Regal enters the ring, Regal doesn’t interact with the crowd instead he keeps his eyes on Rey.

WWE Intercontinental Championship
Rey Mysterio defends against William Regal


The referee calls for the bell and Regal is the aggressor as he rushes at Mysterio, kneeing him in the gut, Rey taken by surprise at the fast start. Regal clubs the back of Rey, which forces him to the ground. The crowd boo Regal as he continues the early barrage, picking Rey up and forcing him into the corner with a succession of punches. Drew and Nigel nod, looking pleased with Regal is doing to Rey, clubbing him in the face while in the corner. Regal continues but the referee instructs him to stop, he does so and backs away, adhering to the five second rule. But when he walks back to Rey, the champion ducks behind him and kicks him in the back of the leg. He then Irish-whips him but the challenger reverses, sending Mysterio on his way to the opposite corner... but Rey jumps onto the bottom turnbuckle, places his hands on the top rope and springs up and places his feet on the shoulders of an oncoming Regal before dropping down while flipping his body forward, SENDING REGAL FACE FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLE!

The crowd respond with a cheer but Drew and Nigel shake their heads while Regal rubs his chin. Rey stands up, waiting for Regal to turn around, when he does he Irish-whips him but again, Regal reverses. Rey bounces of the ropes, Regal got in position for a side slam but Regal saw it coming and connected with a head scissors flip! Rey waits for Regal to stand up again, William is obviously dazed as Mysterio springboards off the second rope and connects with a cross body! Going for the cover...

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REGAL KICKS OUT!

Rey stands up and drags Regal to his feet, but is the receiver of a fist to the stomach. Regal then tries to inflict more damage, he sends Rey running over to the ropes but misses with a right fist. Rey ducked under it, and returned with another tilt a whirl head scissors but this time kept a hold of Regal and turned it into an arm bar take down! The fans respond with a huge pop as Regal squirms on the canvas, while Nigel jogs around to the other side of the ring to encourage Regal, leaving Drew on the opposite side. Regal squirms and luckily he is near the ropes, so Mysterio has to break the arm bar, the crowd boo as William grabs the ropes and Rey lets go of the hold.

Suddenly, Drew McIntyre hops up onto the apron, trying to get involved in the match, the referee instructs him to get down but it’s Rey who takes action, sprinting at McIntyre and connecting with a low drop kick to his knee. To a huge pop, he falls of the apron, his head smacking off it on the way down. Rey looks down, telling Drew to stay out of the match, but now Regal is on his feet and measuring the champion. The crowd tries to warn him by booing, and it seems to have worked as Rey turns around, spots Regal sprinting at him but manages to hit A DROP-TOE-HOLD AND REGAL LANDS ON THE SECOND ROPE!

The crowd rise to their feet as Rey raises his hand in the air, signifying that he’s going for the 619. Rey takes off running the opposite way, bounces off the ropes but Nigel reaches in and HOOKS MYSTERIO’S LEG, TRIPPING HIM UP AND REY FALLS TO THE MAT. The crowd are incensed and so is Rey, he hops to his feet and kicks the bottom rope where Nigel is standing, who simply backs away and is joined by Drew, the two men smile at Rey but they stop smiling when... THEY ARE EJECTED BY THE REFEREE! The crowd go wild as Drew and Nigel’s mouths drop, they jaw with the referee while Mysterio tells them to get out of here. The two men slowly walk away, not happy in the slightest that they have been ejected from the match, once they walk up the ramp and are out of sight, it’s back to the match. REY TURNS AWAY FROM THE STAGE, AND HASN’T NOTICED THAT REGAL HAS GOT TO HIS FEET AND HIS CLOBBERED BY A HUGE CLOTHESLINE! Boos rain down on Regal as he took advantage of the situation and quickly hooks the leg.

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REY ROLLS THE SHOULDER!

Rey breaks the count, kicking out to a nice cheer from the fans. Regal stands up and gets in the face of the referee, telling him to count faster. Meanwhile Rey gets on all fours, then Regal walks over to him, grits his teeth and STOMPS ON REY’S FINGERS! Rey rolls a couple of times, holding his fingers, screaming in pain. He preservers and gets on all fours again, reaching for the ropes to use them for supports but Regal smacks him in the side with a kick! Rey clutches his side as the crowd send their support to him, chanting ‘619’! Regal pulls him to the centre of the ring and picks him up, before simply planting him with a scoop slam. The challenger quickly follows this up, he bounces off the ropes and hits a knee drop to the neck of the champion, and follows that up with a cover!

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MYSTERIO KICKS OUT!

Regal picks Rey up, kicks him in the gut and whips him into the corner. Regal follows that up WITH A HUGE CLOTHESLINE IN THE CORNER! Rey staggers out from the corner, and continues to stagger forward until Regal rushes forward CONNECTING WITH A CHOP BLOCK! Rey’s down on one knee, the crowd react with boos as Regal surveys the arena before bouncing off the ropes AND HITS A KNEE TO THE FACE! Rey doesn’t move, and he looks knocked out as Regal hooks the leg.

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REY IS KEEPS THE MATCH GOING!

The crowd respond with a good cheer but Regal isn’t as pleased as he aggressively picks Rey up before running him over to the corner and knocking his skull off the top turnbuckle! Regal turns him Rey around then knees him in the gut, before pulling him out a little bit AND THEN PLANTING HIM WITH A SUPLEX! Hook of the leg...

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ANOTHER KICK OUT FROM REY REY!

Regal stands up quickly, getting in the referee’s face while the crowd boo him. Rey sits up, holding his back, but it’s made worse when Regal spots him, runs at him and KICKS HIM IN THE BACK! Rey falls backwards, while Regal holds onto the top rope, leaning over, staring out into the crowd. The challenger turns back to his opponent, kneels at his head and lift him up into a seated position. William then locks his hand into Rey’s neck, pinching the nerves, causing severe pain pulsating through the champions body. Mysterio kicks out, and tries to break the grip of Regal, but the pain is too severe as he can’t break it.

The crowd chant ‘619’, trying to get the fan favourite back into it. Regal clenches his teeth, trying to dig his fingers in even more. The referee asks Rey if he wants to quit, but gets a resounding ‘no’! Rey smacks his foot off the mat quite a few times, the fans responding by clapping while chanting, Regal tries to stop Rey from fighting back, but the Mysterio’s spirit is too much, as Rey manages to twist his body and get to his feet. The champion kicks the challenger in the gut to a huge cheer, breaking the grip and setting off running... but Regal grabs the back off Rey’s tights and pulls him back INTO A BACK DROP!

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REY KICKS OUT!

The crowd pop for the continuation of the match, Regal climbs to his feet and picks Rey up as well before Irish whipping him into the corner. The challenger soon follows, elbowing Rey in the side of the head before hoisting him to the top rope. Regal tries to climb up with him, but Rey punches Regal on the head, and he drops to the mat. William tries again, but gets a kick in the face for his troubles and falls to the mat, facing away from Rey. The crowd rise to their feet, as Rey rises to his, and is about to go flying but Regal DIVES OVER TO THE ROPES, SHAKING THEM... CAUSING REY TO FALL GROIN FIRST ONTO THE METAL BAR OF THE TURNBUCKLE!

Boos accompany the fall, while Regal simply snarls up at Mysterio who is leaning forward, screwing his face in pain. The challenger to the Intercontinental Champion runs at Rey, running into him, knocking Rey off the turnbuckle AND HE HITS THE APRON BEFORE FINALLY FALLING TO THE FLOOR! Regal tries to follow but the referee informs him that he has to stay in the ring, but William doesn’t take orders well and slides out, out of view from the referee. William walks around the ring, and gets an earful from the referee but he doesn’t care. Instead he picks Rey from the apron... AND THEN IRISH-WHIPS HIM... LAUNCHING HIM INTO THE STEEL STEPS!

The sound of flesh hitting steel rings around the arena, while the crowd gasp. Rey positions himself on the steel steps, leaning his back on the steps. Regal looks at Rey while the referee is now up to a count of five. Regal sprints at Rey... BUT REY DUCKS AWAY FROM THE STEEL STEPS... AVOIDING A KNEE... AS REGAL GETS ONLY THE STEEP STEPS! Rey uses the barRicde to get to his feet, while Regal hobbles along but hobbles right into a kick to the knee! He kicks him a few more times, but Regal manages to catch the next kick and hits Rey with a SCOOP SLAM ON THE MAT!

Regal hobbles to the ring, and uses the bottom rope to pull himself into the ring, Regal backs away from the ropes while on his back and instructs the referee to count. He’s already at a count of six, so he keeps counting while the fans start to chant ‘619’! At the count of 8, the Intercontinental Champion manages to get to his feet, using the barRicde, and at 9 – HE DIVES INTO THE RING!

Regal who got to his feet while the referee was counting, dives on top of Rey, and clubs him in the back over and over. Rey manages to get to his feet, but Regal still keep clubbing away. The challenger, then Irish-whips Rey, but Mysterio rebounds and CONNECTS WITH A LOW DROP KICK TO THE ALREADY INJURED KNEE! Regal drops to his knees, and Rey bounces off the ropes again... CONNECTING WITH ANOTHER LOW DROP KICK... THIS TIME TO THE FACE OF REGAL! Rey surveys the arena, feeling it’s time to end the match and starts to climb the turnbuckle. The crowd are on their feet, as Rey waits for Regal to get up... AND THEN GOES FLYING... HITTING A CROSS BODY!

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NO! REGAL KICKS OUT!

A sigh rings around the arena, Rey was so close to retaining his WWE Intercontinental Championship. Rey gets up quickly and exits the ring, and stands on the apron with hands resting on the top rope. Regal slowly arrives to his feet, and Rey springboards onto the top rope and LAUNCHES ACROSS THE RING... LANDING ON REGAL’S SHOULDERS... AND HITS HIM WITH A HURRICRANA! But Regal is forced forward by the momentum and COLLIDES INTO THE REFEREE! Regal gets up quickly, dizzy from the collision with the referee and turns around RIGHT INTO A DROP-TOE-HOLD... AND LANDS ON THE SECOND ROPE! Rey Mysterio then points to the sky, dials it up, and CONNECTS WITH THE 619! BEFORE SPRINGBOARDING AND HITTING A SPLASH! Rey covers...

One... two... three... but there is no referee to count! The crowd shout to the referee to get up, while Rey looks behind him at the ref who’s still down, seemingly knocked out. Rey gets up, and throws his hands into the air, exasperated by the situation. The Intercontinental Champion walks over to the referee, he reaches down and tries to wake him up, but the referee is down although stirring a little bit. The crowd start booing as William Regal has gotten to his feet, we see Regal reaching into his trunks and pulling out a pair of brass knuckles! He puts them on and SWINGS AT MYSTERIO HAS HE TURNS ROUND... BUT REY DUCKS... THEN WRAPS REGAL UP IN A SMALL PACKAGE... THE REFEREE IS AWARE NOW... COVER...

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WINNER AND STILL INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION – REY MYSTERIO @ 11.38

*BOOYAKA BOOYAKA...*

Lillian Garcia:
Here is your winner... and STILL WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION... REY MYSTERIO!

The crowd cheer in unison as Mysterio rolls quickly out of the ring and kneels on the beginning of the ramp. Regal sits, wide eyed, looking at Rey Mysterio as the referee hands him the Intercontinental Championship! Mysterio backs away, while Regal runs his hands through his hair before pounding the mat with his fist.

Michael Cole:
He’s done it! Rey Mysterio overcame all the odds, and retained his WWE Intercontinental Championship, the first time he defended it. Regal came so close, and I’m just glad that he didn’t connect with those brass knuckles as that would have been curtains for Mysterio and his title reign.

King:
I’m so glad that Rey retained, the referee stood firm and ejected McIntyre and McGuiness, making it a level playing field and we saw that tonight... Rey Mysterio was the better man.

Jim Ross:
Yeah, Rey Mysterio hit the 619 and had Regal down for a three count but the referee was knocked out- HEY!

Michael Cole:
LOOK OUT!

THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION IS SUDDENLY CLOBBERED FROM BEHIND BY DREW MCINTYRE AND NIGEL MCGUINESS!!

The fans scream out with heat as the two brits stomp on Mysterio, the Intercontinental Championship falls from Rey’s grasp landing on the mat beside him. Rey tries to cover up, but it’s no use, instead Drew and Nigel pick Rey up and launches him into the ring! It doesn’t look good for Rey as Regal grabs him, and elbows him in the chest over and over to huge boos. Nigel, before joining the other two, grabs the Intercontinental Championship and throws it into the ring, Regal grabs it and holds it up while Nigel and Drew continue assaulting Rey.


Jim Ross:
This is sick! Someone has to stop this!

King:
Who would be dumb enough to get involved in this?

Michael Cole:
Even so, someone has to stop this! Rey Mysterio won this match, fair and square.

Regal lets go of the belt and instructs Nigel and Drew to hold Rey up, they do as the referee screams at them to let him go. Regal holds his head in place, and puts the brass knuckles on and THROWS HIS RIGHT HANDS BUT...

‘BROOKYLN BROOKLYN...’

*BRINGIN THE HOOD TO YOU...*


THE CROWD GOES WILD AS THE WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS COME SPRINTING OUT, THEIR THEME MUSIC DIES DOWN QUICKLY AS THEY SLIDE INTO THE RING! Regal quickly rolls out of the ring but SHAD and JTG pair of with Nigel and Drew, rocking them with fist after fists, before Shad clotheslines Drew over the top rope! Nigel is has got his hands full with JTG, who hits a stiff uppercut! JTG THEN HITS A DROP KICK AND NIGEL FALLS THROUGH THE SECOND AND TOP ROPE TO THE MAT BELOW!

Drew and Nigel quickly back over to Regal and the threesome back up the ramp, looking furious! JTG welcomes them back into the ring, the fans going crazy, while Shad helps Rey up and the World Tag Team Champions stand as one with the Intercontinental Champion, with their arms rose, staring up at the other three men!


Michael Cole:
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen some confrontation between Cryme Tyme and Regal’s associates. I’m just happy that someone stepped up and saved Rey from a three on one beating.

King:
Thank god for Cryme Tyme, and listen to these fans they are going insane for these three, and there is no way that this rivalry is over.

Jim Ross:
Regal will no doubt have his eyes set on the WWE Intercontinental Championship once again, while Nigel and Drew have their eyes on the World Tag Team Championships. After tonight – this isn’t over by a long shot.

Regal and his associates have disappeared behind the curtain while the champions are still in the ring. Cryme Tyme stand on the two turnbuckles while Rey stands beside the ropes holding his Intercontinental Championship in the air.

We then fade away to the first look at the Judgment Day preview!


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We open up and the first thing we see is a church, it’s night time and we can hear Owl’s hooting, it’s a very creepy atmosphere as we can see candle light shining through some of the windows...

We fade away again, and hear the screams of men and women, we don’t see anything just the darkness...

The video comes back and this time we are in the church, it’s very grim, some of the pews are turned over, candles are lit near the focal point of the church, where coffin lies...

Again, we fade away, but then we come right back and are in a small booth where we see Matt Hardy...


Matt Hardy:
Forgive me father for I have sinned...

Again, we fade away, getting a glimpse of the priest on the other side of the booth...

The video comes back around, the same booth but this time it’s Kane that’s there...


Kane:
Forgive me father for I have sinned...

Fade away for another time...

Fade back and we are back in the small booth this time its Randy Orton...


Randy Orton:
Forgive me father for I have sinned...

We’re now in a dark room, faintly lit by candles again, there is a desk where a man with a shroud sits who we assume is the priest...

We close in on the man, before taking a view of what he is looking at it, it’s photos of Randy Orton, Matt Hardy and Kane...


Priest:
You may have sinned... but He does not forgive...

We cut away again, and we’re in the main room of the church where we begin the video and we’re focused on the coffin...

We close in, and smoke fills the room as the coffin rises and a hand reaches up...

We then see a man sit up and it’s The Undertaker, he slowly faces the camera...


The Undertaker:
Judgment Day... is... coming...

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We return to Backlash, but we aren’t in the arena, instead we are backstage in someone’s locker room where VINCE MCMAHON is talking with his daughter STEPHANIE MCMAHON, who has a worried look on her face.

Vince McMahon:
He crossed a line on Monday night, he attacked my son... your brother in his own home. That son of a bitch will get what’s coming to him tonight.

Stephanie McMahon:
(whisper) I’m worried... really worried. Hunter hasn’t said anything all week, he looks like he’s zoned out or something.

Vince and his daughter share a look of worry as the camera pans away from them, and then turns to the side and we see TRIPLE H sitting on a steel chair, staring into space, oblivious to what Mr. McMahon and his wife are talking about. The WWE Championship isn’t far from him, as he simply stares into space.

We cut to the main arena, to the announce table.


Michael Cole:
As you can see ladies and gentleman, tonight’s main event means so much to Triple H and indeed – the entire McMahon family.

Jim Ross:
It’s not just about the WWE Championship, Triple H’s goal is to gain some measure of revenge for his family tonight.

King:
I really hope he does, Randy Orton has ran riot on RAW for the past few weeks, it’s time he’s put in his place.

Silence for a moment...

*MAN WITH A PLAN...*

The fans give out a slight batch of heat as THE BRIAN KENDRICK and his tag team partner EZEKIEL JACKSON walk out from the back. Kendrick instead of his usual white jacket, is wearing a black jacket with gold trimmings while Jackson has his usual trunks on and looks all business.

Justin Roberts:
The following contest is scheduled for one fall... and is for the WWE Tag Team Championships. Introducing first... the challengers... weighing in at a combined weight of three hundred and sixty five pounds... EZEKIEL JACKSON AND THE BRIAN KENDRICK!

Jim Ross:
The Colons have their hands full in this match, they have to beat the savvy Kendrick and the powerhouse of Ezekiel Jackson, who took the World Heavyweight Champion, John Cena to his limit a couple of weeks ago.

King:
I’ve been impressed with Jackson, he doesn’t say much but he gets it done in that ring, and that’s what matters. Kendrick just seems like a loud mouth.

Michael Cole:
Well... unlucky King, because it looks like we are going to hear from him.

Kendrick and Jackson are now about half way down the ramp and now Kendrick has a microphone in his hand.

The Brian Kendrick:
Ladies and gentleman... my name... is The Brian Kendrick.

The fans respond with a bit of heat while Jackson climbs into the ring and Kendrick climbs up the steps.

The Brian Kendrick:
Hey, don’t boo The Brian Kendrick. Because he is here to save you all. The Brian Kendrick and his associate here... Ezekiel Jackson-

Another bit of heat at the mention of Jackson, but Ezekiel simply stares out into the crowd while Kendrick steps into the ring.

The Brian Kendrick:
We are here tonight... to save you... to save you from the most boring WWE Tag Team Titles reign in WWE history.

The crowd don’t like that one bit.

The Brian Kendrick:
T’night, The Brian Kendrick and Ezekiel Jackson will become the new WWE Tag Team Champions, admit it... it’s what you all want. You in the front row...

Kendrick points at a kid...

The Brian Kendrick:
You want it...

Kendrick now points at Jim Ross.

The Brian Kendrick:
Jim Ross wants it...

Kendrick returns to the centre of the ring...

The Brian Kendrick:
Y’see, nobody wants to see Carlito and Primo retain their titles; the tag team division needs a team to lead by example, to give the division credibility. We are the team to do that, The Colons are an embarrassment to the tag team division. Don’t boo The Brian Kendrick; accept it... tonight there will be new tag team champions.

Kendrick hands the microphone to Jackson.

Ezekiel Jackson:
Tonight... WE DOMINATE!

Jackson throws the microphone down which is greeted with jeers from the crowd while his tag team partner hands his jacket to the timekeeper at ringside.

*COOL...*

The music of the WWE Tag Team Champions blares out and the arrival of Carlito and Primo, The Colons is greeted with cheers. ‘Lito has his trusty apple in his hand with the title wrapped around his waist as does his brother, the two of them wearing matching light blue bottoms. The two brothers walk side by side, talking strategy with each other, keeping their eyes on their opponents.

Justin Roberts:
And their opponents... they are the WWE Tag Team Champions... Carlito and Primo... THE COLONS!

Jim Ross:
I’m a huge fan of this team, they’ve been WWE Tag Team Champions for a while and they were the team that indirectly caused the split of John Morrison and The Miz. They face a very dangerous tag team in Brian Kendrick and Ezekiel Jackson, this will be a challenge.

Michael Cole:
The Colons are a very good team, they are brothers and you can tell that when they compete in the ring together.

King:
While I’m a big fan of them too guys, I can’t help but think RAW may have the edge when it comes to Tag Team Champions what with Cryme Tyme being the World Tag Team Champions.

Jim Ross:
Biased?

King:
A little.

Jim Ross:
We need to be impartial you know?

While the commentators continue to bicker, The Colons climb up the steel steps and step into the ring. They keep a close eye on their opponents before climbing up the turnbuckles, Primo simply surveys the crowd while Carlito runs his mouth, telling the fans they will beat Kendrick and Jackson.

WWE Tag Team Championship
The Colons defend against The Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson


The referee calls for the bell, we’re underway and the fans greet the start with a good cheer. Carlito starts for his team while The Brian Kendrick does so for his, the two men stand in their corners – staring over at each other. They begin to circle the ring, Carlito clapping to get the fans involved as soon as possible. The two men charge forward, locking up, but Carlito manages to get Kendrick into a headlock to a nice cheer. Kendrick manages to twist behind his opponent, locking in a standing hammerlock but Carlito ducks under and rises behind his opponent; locking in one of his own. Kendrick elbows ‘Lito with his free arm, breaking his grip and turning around to Irish-whip him. Kendrick dives to the ground, Carlito telegraphs it though and hops over his opponent. Kendrick quickly stands up, and tries to grab Carlito, but he baseball slides through the legs of the WWE Tag Team Champion.

Kendrick turns around, and Carlito attempts to clothesline him but Kendrick ducks it! ‘Lito continues running, hitting the ropes, and manages to block a hip toss event! Carlito is side onto Kendrick but turns to his back, and attempts a back drop but Kendrick FLIPS OVER AND LANDS ON HIS FEET! Kendrick runs forward, pushing Carlito onto the ropes, he grabs onto them while Kendrick rolls backwards, losing his grip as he went for a roll up. Kendrick stands up quickly while Carlito lets go off the ropes and turns around, the two men, the challenger and the champion stare off.

Carlito starts walking towards Kendrick, but Brian quickly reaches behind him and tags in his tag team partner, Ezekiel Jackson. Carlito tries his best to use his speed, as Jackson backs him into the corner, cutting off his escape route. Carlito tries to get past him, as a gap between him and the ropes appeared, but Jackson grabs him by the arm and chest, and in an incredible show of strength lifts ‘Lito off his feet and launches him into the corner! Jackson goes for a right hand shot but Carlito ducks down to the mat and SCAMPERS THROUGH THE LEGS OF JACKSON! Jackson turns round and gets a kick in the right leg for his troubles, bringing him down to one knee. Carlito follows that up quickly with another kick, this time to the left leg and Jackson’s other knee collapses and he’s now on both. ‘Lito looks out into the crowd, gaining a nice pop and backs away from Jackson, before running at the kneeled man and CONNECTS WITH A FAME ASSER! Thank you Billy Gunn, and the ‘Lito hooks the right leg.

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Carlito gets up and walks over to his corner, and tags Primo in. Jackson is just getting to his feet, Carlito gets down on all fours behind him, Primo connects with a NICE DROPKICK AND JACKSON STUMBLES BACKWARDS... TRIPPING OVER CARLITO! The double team isn’t done as they run their separate ways AND CONNECT WITH A DOUBLE ELBOW DROP! Carlito exits the ring and Primo quickly hooks the leg.

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Primo doesn’t waste any time, he stands up, bounces of the ropes but is distracted when Kendrick reaches over and tries to catch Primo, he doesn’t but it’s enough of a distraction for Primo to turn around and look at Kendrick. Primo tells him to stay out of this, Kendrick meanwhile keeps his mouth shut and innocently extends his hands. Meanwhile, Jackson managed to get to his feet, the big man runs at Primo, but misses a clothesline as his opponent ducked. ‘Zeke keeps running, bouncing off the ropes, into a picture perfect drop kick!

Primo gets up and slaps his chest, receiving a good cheer from the crowd. He walks over to the turnbuckle and starts his ascent, Kendrick tries to get involved – running along the apron towards Primo, but Primo extends his leg, catching Kendrick in the face! TBK falls off the apron and lands on the mat, while Primo stands up on the turnbuckle AND THEN TAKES FLIGHT... LOOKING FOR A LEG DROP... BUT JACKSON ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY!

Primo comically grabs his ass while he crawls to Carlito, getting the tag to his partner and taking a break on the apron. Jackson gets up as Carlito enters, ‘Lito meets him in the centre of the ring and unloads with a couple of right fists. Ezekiel powers through, pushing Carlito way but he hits the ropes and rebounds and attempts a clothesline... but Jackson doesn’t budge! Carlito tries again, walking backwards, hitting the ropes and returning with another clothesline... only for Jackson to stand firm again! Jackson screams at Carlito to attempt it again, he does so and this time Primo illegally climbs into the ring and dives to the mat behind Jackson, Carlito gets enough power this time to make Jackson stumble back a little, tripping over Primo, similar to what went down earlier in the match and gets the leg hooked.

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Carlito gets up, but is too close to Jackson’s corner, and Kendrick reaches over and slaps Carlito on the back. ‘Lito turns around, and smashes him with a forearm to the face, Kendrick doesn’t fall instead, he holds onto the ropes as he holds his face. Carlito tells him that was a warning, don’t get involved again, but that distraction meant Jackson could get to his feet... AND CONNECT WITH A BIG BOOT TO THE FACE! HOOK OF THE LEG!

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CARLITO GETS THE SHOULDER UP!

Jackson sighs but gets up, and tags in his partner. Jackson stays in the ring, grabbing Kendrick and hoisting him up into a suplex position... BUT THAN LETS HIM GO AND KENDRICK LANDS ON CARLITO HITTING A SPLASH! Kendrick stays on him, going for another cover.

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ANOTHER KICK OUT FROM ‘LITO!

Kendrick quickly stands up, and stomps on Carlito a few times before walking to the ropes on the hard camera side. He screams out “future tag team champion’s baby” before reaching over and tagging in Jackson. He reaches down and picks the tag team champion up before throwing him into his corner. Jackson reaches up to ‘Lito’s neck with both hands and starts choking the life out of Carlito. The crowd boo, the boos unrelenting as the referee counts, getting to four before Jackson lets go and backs off. The referee has his back to Carlito, and this gives Kendrick the perfect opportunity, he stands on the bottom rope, reaches over to his neck, before leaning back, choking him again!

Primo climbs into the ring, trying to stop the dirty tricks, but the referee leaves Jackson and gets in front of Primo, instructing him to leave the ring. Primo tries to tell him what is going on, but while doing this it just makes things worse, Carlito’s still being choked, while Jackson kicks him in the gut over and over. Eventually, Primo sees sense and stops trying to get the ref’ to turn around, instead he leaves the ring, but the damage is already dealt. The referee turns around, but Kendrick has let go just in time, the fans boo this as Kendrick smiles out to them, cockily.

Jackson stops kicking Carlito, who hunches over, holding his stomach. Ezekiel then grabs his hand, and goes to Irish-whip him, Primo gets ready as he sees Carlito starting to run towards his corner, but Jackson keeps a hold of ‘Lito’s arm, pulls it back and whips him back into his own corner! It is with some considerable force AND CARLITO’S NECK WHIPLASHES AS HE HITS THE TURNBUCKLE AND HE FALLS TO THE FLOOR! Jackson tags in his partner, pulls Carlito out of the corner and picks him up into a fall away slam position, but then HITS A BACKBREAKER ONTO HIS KNEE... BUT KEEPS CARLITO ON HIS KNEE!

Carlito’s spine is being destroyed as his lower back rests on Jackson’s knee. While this was happening, Kendrick has climbed to the top rope, and HE TAKES FLIGHT... HITTING A DROP KICK TO THE UNSUPPORTED HEAD OF CARLITO! ‘Lito nearly flips back with the impact as Jackson leaves the ring, leaving Kendrick to go for the cover.

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The crowd pop as the referee shouts at Primo, but Primo fires back by telling the referee to watch for the other teams dirty tactics and to take control of the match. Kendrick scowls at Primo, because he knew they had the match won right there. He turns his attention back to Carlito, picking him up and placing him in the corner once again. Kendrick then hoists Carlito on to the top turnbuckle. TBK quickly follows, standing the second rope, and looks for A SUPERPLEX! BUT CARLITO BLOCKS IT! He punches Kendrick in the chest to a huge pop, TBK falls from the turnbuckle, but manages to stay on his feet. Carlito continues getting the cheers when he elbows Jackson in the side of the head and grabs Kendrick by the head when he returns to the corner BEFORE PLANTING HIM WITH A TORNADO DDT!!

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STILL TAG TEAM CHA- NO!

Carlito rolls off of his opponent and lies on the mat, staring up at the ceiling, cursing his luck that the referee never counted the three. Primo starts calling for the tag, looking eager to get into the match, the fans start cheering and clapping while Carlito rolls onto his stomach. Jackson does the same, the two men slowly, ever so slowly, crawling to their respective corners. The crowd tense up in anticipation of who will get their first. Jackson is a bit closer, and Kendrick is leaning over the rope, trying to get a bit closer to his tag team partner. Jackson gets the tag to Kendrick! BUT THE CROWD GOES INSANE AS CARLITO DIVES TO PRIMO... GETTING THE HOT TAG!

Primo sprints into action, clothes lining his opponent, Kendrick hits the mat hard but he gets up quickly, turns around into another clothesline! Primo looks fired up as he slaps his chest, gaining a another massive cheer from the crowd. Kendrick climbs to his feet, and Primo runs at him, but he runs right past him... HITTING THE ROPES AND CONNECTING WITH A BULL DOG ON HIS RETURN! Kendrick grabs his face and goes to the ropes, uses them to climb to his feet, and Primo sprints at him, Kendrick bends over and hoists Primo over his head, but the WWE Tag Team Champion manages to land on the apron. Primo connects with a forearm smash to the face, forcing Kendrick back while he runs along the apron and climbs the turnbuckle. He measures Kendrick... then launches himself, hitting A FLYING CLOTHESLINE FROM THE TOP ROPE!!

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SUDDENLY, JACKSON RETURNS AND DIVES ON TOP OF PRIMO!

This breaks up the count and the fans give Jackson shit, but he doesn’t care one bit, instead he PICKS PRIMO UP AND PLANTS HIM WITH A SIT DOWN SPINEBUSTER!! Suddenly, Carlito gets involved, he climbs up the turnbuckle, behind Jackson before FLYING AND HITTING A DROP KICK TO JACKSON’S BACK! Ezekiel goes flying forward into the ropes, Carlito comes back with another drop kick, this time Jackson falls through the second and top rope and hits the mat below! The fans are cheering loudly as Carlito picks himself up, holds onto the top rope, pulls back on it and JUMPS OVER THE TOP! BUT JACKSON DIVES OUT OF THE WAY!

Kendrick is now near the corner where Carlito and Primo are meant to be, there corner and we can see that Carlito’s apple has a huge bite mark in it. Kendrick meanwhile is covering his face. Primo is now on his knees, holding his back, and while the referee asks if he is okay... Jackson grabs one of the tag team titles and jogs around the ring and slides into the grasp of Kendrick. The crowd begin booing as Primo is none the wiser, Jackson jogs back around the ring, and climbs onto the apron and tries to re enter the ring. The referee leaves Primo and tries to get Jackson back onto the apron.

Primo slowly walks over to Kendrick, but TBK turns around at the perfect time and SPITS A MOUTHFUL OF CRUSHED APPLE INTO PRIMO’S FACE! Primo stumbles away, BUT STUMBLES BACK RIGHT INTO THE TAG TEAM TITLE BELT! KENDRICK THROWS THE BELT OUT OF THE RING, AND COVERS PRIMO, JACKSON POINTS IT OUT TO THE REFEREE AND WE STARTS COUNTING.

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WINNERS AND NEW WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: THE BRIAN KENDRICK & EZEKIEL JACKSON @ 12.05

*MAN WITH A PLAN...*

Justin Roberts:
Here are your winners... AND NEW WWE Tag Team Champions... EZEKIEL JACKSON... AND THE BRIAN KENDRICK!

They’ve done it! New WWE Tag Team Champions! The result does not sit well with the fans, they are booing the hell out of Kendrick and Jackson. The Man With A Plan rolls out of the ring and kneels on the start of the ramp, while Jackson grabs the WWE Tag Team Title from ringside and walks around the ring, picking the other one up and handing it to Kendrick when he reaches the ramp.

Jim Ross:
God damn it! They stole it, they stole the WWE Tag Team Titles. No way should it ended like this, damn it!

King:
I have to agree, they cheated to win. Primo had no chance, he was spat at – in the face with an apple, and then nailed in the face with the WWE Tag Team Title!

Michael Cole:
A terrible, terrible outcome and one which should be dealt with by SmackDown General Manager, Theodore Long. We don’t want championship matches ending this way.

Jim Ross:
Brian Kendrick has won the WWE Tag Team Championships again with a new partner this time, a man who has just now won his first title. But the win is tainted, they cheated to win this match, I don’t think we’ve seen the end of this, and I truly hope they get what is coming to them.

Carlito slides into the ring, the crowd still booing the result, and crawls over to Primo, who is just coming too. ‘Lito helps his brother to his feet, and the two brothers stare up at the ramp, where Kendrick and Jackson are holding up the WWE Tag Team Championships, rubbing it in the face of the former champions. Primo begins to explain what happened, with the apple and the title, before Carlito nods and says ‘we’ll get ‘em next time’. The two brothers face the stage, Carlito points at the champions, sending a message that this isn’t done.

We now shoot backstage, and we’re joined by the lovely TIFFANY, who stands in front of the camera, obviously getting ready to interview someone.


Tiffany:
Ladies and gentleman... please welcome my guest tonight... Bobby Lashley.

The crowd give a massive cheer as the man himself, BOBBY LASHLEY walks into the camera shot, bottle of water in his hand.

Tiffany:
Firstly, I just want to welcome you back to the WWE. You must be pleased to be back?

Lashley takes a sip of his water.

Bobby Lashley:
Of course, y’know I’m a former WWE United States and ECW Champion, wrestling was and now is my life. I’m extremely pleased to be back, I always knew I was goin’ to be back wrestling for this company again, I didn’t know when, I just knew I was.

Lashley pause for a moment, taking another sip.

Tiffany:
And... how did it all come about? You re-signing I mean?

Bobby Lashley:
The short version is – I got the call from SmackDown GM, Teddy Long about a week or two ago. He said he needed me back, so I jumped at the chance. Flew down to Stanford that week, signed the contract and the rest is history.

Tiff’ takes the microphone back.

Tiffany:
You must be pleased to return with a win? Did you know you’d return to face Vladimir Kozlov?

Lashley takes the last sip of his water and places the bottle down.

Bobby Lashley:
Obviously, it’s fantastic to return with a win under my belt. And yes, to answer your question – when Teddy phoned me it was this match he had in mind. I couldn’t say no to this match, I listened to Kozlov preach about wanting’ better competition... well, he got it tonight.

Bobby pauses and then gets super serious.

Bobby Lashley:
Now that I’m back though, I’m putting the whole SmackDown locker room on notice. I don’t care if your John Cena, Big Show, Edge or Matt Hardy. I’m gunnin’ for the World Heavyweight Championship now.

This gains a massive pop from the crowd, excited about the possibilities of a Cena/Lashley match or an Edge/Lashley match. But those might have to wait, as it seems Vladimir Kozlov isn’t done with Lashley as HE ATTACKS HIM FROM BEHIND, CLUBBING HIM IN THE BACK!

The crowd boo loudly as Tiffany runs off, screaming. Lashley manages to turn around AND GET A FEW SHOTS IN OF HIS OWN, THE TWO BULLS ARE TRADING PUNCHES WHEN A NUMBER OF ROAD AGENTS, including Arn Anderson and Dean Malenko arrive on the scene. They get in-between the two men and manage to break them up! They kick out at each other but they can’t reach. The fans boo as they get separated.

We then cut to the announce table, the announcers ready to chat to us.


Michael Cole:
Well, it seems like Kozlov isn’t done with Lashley.

King:
Despite Lashley believing he was. SmackDown is going to get a whole lot crazy with those two huge Superstars running around.

Jim Ross:
The difference – Lashley can keep himself in check, Kozlov can’t. I’m happy that Lashley is back on SmackDown, and I hope he can shut Kozlov up.

Backlash’s theme, “Seasons” by Veer Union plays over the PA system.

King:
What you are listening to ladies and gentleman, is Seasons by Veer Union. They were good enough to allow us to use this song for this event, and it’s a great one isn’t it.

Jim Ross:
It is ladies and gentleman, I’d get it on an iPod if I knew how to work one.

Michael Cole:
Well anyways ladies and gentleman, the show isn’t even half way through yet, we’ve still got a lot more action to come. The WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship will be on the line later, but right now it’s time for a match I’ve been looking forward to. It’s CM Punk versus Kane, and this ladies and gentleman – is getting scary.

***

We open up at WrestleMania XXV, where Kane is on top of the ladder only to be knocked off by CM Punk. The Backlash theme is playing faintly in the background.

Kane: (voiceover) For years... a something has been lying dormant inside of me.

CM Punk: (voiceover) I am Mister Money in the Bank.

Shot of CM Punk holding the briefcase in the air before we see him walking out on RAW, the next night.

Kane: (voiceover) CM Punk... you’ve unleashed hell. I am the Devil’s favourite Demon, it has been awoken, and it’s all thanks to you.

CM Punk: (voiceover) I’m Straight-Edge! Whoever believes in Demon’s and Ghosts has something wrong in the skull.

We see a shot of Kane hitting a Tombstone Piledriver and laughing afterwards.

Michael Cole: (voice over) There is something seriously wrong with Kane.

Shot of Kane sitting in the dark, staring at the camera, laughing.

Kane: The Demon... has been AWOKEN!

The music kicks into high gear, the volume level rising to the full and the action begins as CM Punk hits Kane with the briefcase, making a dent.

Michael Cole: (voiceover) Punk and Kane... Backlash... it’s on.

We then see Kane dragging CM Punk down a hallway, the music still playing loudly and arriving on the stage. He hoists Punk up for a Chokeslam off the stage.

King: Don’t do it!

Michael Cole: Something’s wrong.


The music dials down now.

Kane screws his face up, almost fighting something inside of him.


Kane: (whispered voiceover) The Devil... has... has... been... been... awoken...

Kane’s face now turns back to normal and he Chokeslams Punk off the stage and onto cables and production equipment.

We then fade away, the last thing we hear...


‘Demon’s and the Devil do exist’

***

We return to the TD Banknorth arena to hear...

*THIS FIRE BURNS...*

The arena lights up with grey lighting while The Straight Edge Superstar, CM PUNK makes his way out from the back. The crowd cheer him on as Punk kneels on the stage, briefcase beside him and then stands back up, shouting ‘it’s clobbering time!’. Punk continues his venture down the ramp, wearing black and gold pants and a CM Punk Money in the Bank shirt.

Lillian Garcia:
The following contest is scheduled for one fall... introducing first from Chicago, Illinois... weighing two hundred and two hundred and eighteen pounds... Mister Money in the Bank... CM PUNK!

Michael Cole:
CM Punk has a hell of task facing him tonight, he has to face The Big Red Monster, Kane and we’ve seen lately that Kane has been a little bit off the rails.

King:
That’s an understatement. Punk looks well though, he was lucky that he hit the production cables and equipment instead of the concrete when Kane Chokeslammed him off the stage last Monday night.

Jim Ross:
CM Punk didn’t help matters by taunting Kane in his backstage interview, but that doesn’t mean I’m condoning what Kane has been doing. I sincerely hope we don’t have Kane drafted to SmackDown, I’d be more than happy with CM Punk though.

Punk slowly walks up the steel steps, and then ascends the top turnbuckle from the outside, he checks his imaginary watch again before jumping down into the ring. Punk holds the briefcase in the air while he side steps around the ring, giving everyone a good view of the case.

‘BANG...’

*MAN ON FIRE...*


The people nearest the stage nearly lose their hearing as a huge bang shoots up from the stage, the arena turning a dark shade of red as The Big Red Monster, KANE walks out from behind the stage. Kane walks down the ramp, ignoring the huge heat he is getting, while Punk bounces on the spot in the ring, staring at his opponent.

Lillian Garcia:
And his opponent... from Death Valley... weighing three hundred and twenty three pounds... The Big Red Monster... KANE!

Michael Cole:
I don’t like this new Kane, the one who believes he’s got a demon inside of him, he believes he is possessed. You’d think if someone believes they’re possessed they’d be fearful, but Kane is the opposite, he seems like he enjoys it.

King:
That’s what scares me. I just hope he doesn’t look over hear and thinks he should attack us.

Jim Ross:
Yeah, for all we know, this so-called Demon might have a vendetta against commentators.

Kane climbs onto the apron and steps over the ropes, staying at the ropes, staring at Punk.

Singles Match
CM Punk vs. Kane


The bell rings but neither man moves, instead they simply stare at each other. The fans urge them to get it on, Punk looks around the arena, before walking into the centre. Kane joins him, standing before each other, Kane looks down at Punk, and starts laughing manically, while Mister Money in the Bank simply stares back. Kane suddenly gets super serious, and swings at Punks head, but he manages to duck and then kicks The Big Red Monster in the side! The crowd cheer and Punk follows this up with a kick to the leg, and then another to the other side of Kane. Punk seems to be gathering momentum as Kane takes a step back, trying to cover up with his arms. The Straight Edge Superstar continues, backing Kane away, but Kane aggressively reaches out and pushes Punk in the chest, he then falls backwards, hitting the ropes. Punk rebounds and ducks another swing from The Big Red Monster, he continues running and rebounds off the opposite ropes... AND ATTEMPTS A CROSS BODY... BUT KANE CATCHES HIM IN MID-AIR! AND THEN HE SLAMS HIM DOWN ONTO THE MAT!

Kane quickly gets up, pulling his opponent up with him and then Irish-whips him into the corner. Kane sprints at Punk in the corner, but Punk elbows Kane in the side of the head when he makes it. Kane stumbles away, holding the side of his head, Punk quickly exits the ring and climbs up the turnbuckle, but Kane hits him and knocks him off AND PUNK HITS THE BARRICDE ON HIS WAY DOWN! The Big Red Monster looks down at Punk, smirking while the fans worry about Punk, who is rolling around on the mat holding his chest. The referee tries to stop Kane, but he simply bypasses him and climbs down from the ring. He walks over to Punk, picks him up, stares at him for a second before PLANTING HIM WITH A BODY SLAM!

Punk holds his back, scrunching his face in pain, while Kane simply laughs. The Monster picks him up, slides him into the ring before joining him. Kane doesn’t go straight for Punk, he stands up first, backs into the ropes rebounds and CONNECTS WITH A RUNNING LEG DROP!

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PUNK KICKS OUT OF THE PIN!

Kane quickly picks Punk up, then Irish-whips him into the corner. Kane walks up to him, hits him with a stiff uppercut in the corner, and then launches Punk to the opposite corner BUT WITH EXTRA FORCE... AND PUNK HITS THE TURNBUCKLE HARD! Punk falls down to the mat, holding his back again, while Kane stands in the opposite corner, staring at him, laughing. Punk looks up, and wipes his mouth with his hand before running his hands through his hair, staring back at Kane.

Kane walks over to Punk, who quickly rises to his feet, using the ropes for support. Punk tries to protect himself with a few kicks to Kane, which only serves to make Kane angrier, then he pushes Punk away who hits the ropes but Kane PLANTS HIM WITH A SITTING SIDE SLAMS!

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ANOTHER KICK OUT!

Kane quickly picks Punk up, then Irish-whips him. Punk hits the ropes but holds onto the ropes, stopping himself from rebounding right into The Big Red Monster. Kane runs at Punk, and tries to take his head off with a Big Boot, but PUNK DUCKS AND KANE’S LEG GETS CAUGHT ON THE TOP ROPE!

Punk glances at Kane who just gets his leg off the top rope, then he springboards from the SECOND ROPE, FLYING TOWARDS KANE AND CONNECTING WITH A DIVING CLOTHESLINE! Punk quickly gets to his feet, but Kane sits up, staring up at his opponent. The Straight Edge Superstar quickly kicks The Big Red Monster in the back, and then in the chest, knocking Kane back down. But again, Kane sits up! Punk’s eyes go wide but he continues by bouncing off the ropes and HITTING HIM WITH A HUGE KNEE TO THE FACE. Punk quickly dives back, landing on top of Kane and hooking the leg.

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KANE POWERS OUT!

Punk kneels down beside Kane, and lifts him into a sitting position, then drops elbows from above onto Kane’s chest, over and over, gaining a huge reaction from the crowd. Punk stands up, looks at the turnbuckle, and ascends it BEFORE FLYING AND HITTING A ELBOW FROM THE TOP ROPE! Hook of the leg.

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ANOTHER KICK OUT!

Punk runs his hands through his hair, sitting on the mat, looking across at the lifeless body of Kane. Punk grabs onto the ropes, using them to get to his feet and looks out into the crowd who respond with a good cheer. The Straight-Edge Superstar makes his way over to Kane, and gets him to his feet but is caught off guard with an uppercut! This sends Punk reeling, holding onto his chin in pain. Kane grabs him by the arm and Irish-whips him into the corner, then follows that up, looking for a splash but Punk side steps. Kane lands in the corner, while Punk bounces off the ropes, and connects with a HIGH KNEE, USING THE ROPES TO STEP UP... BEFORE PLANTING KANE WITH A BULLDOG! Punk then hooks the leg, looking for the win.

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KANE KICKS OUT!

The crowd groan as Kane keeps the bout going, CM Punk meanwhile – uses the ropes to stand up and then raises his hands to his face, signalling it’s time to put Kane to sleep! Punk measures The Big Red Monster, who climbs to his feet and turns around RIGHT INTO BEING LIFTED INTO THE GO TO SLEEP POSITION! BUT KANE ELBOWS PUNK IN THE SIDE OF THE FACE, OVER AND OVER AGAIN UNTIL PUNK HAS TO LET HIM DOWN! Kane then WRAPS HIS HANDS AROUND PUNK’S THROAT, LOOKING FOR THE CHOKESLAM... ONLY FOR PUNK TO HIT A FEW ELBOWS OF HIS OWN! Punk breaks the grip, and staggers away, holding his throat while Kane does the same, holding the side of his head. The two meet again, this time Kane hoists PUNK INTO A GORILLA PRESS DROP POSITION! THEN HE LAUNCHES PUNK INTO THE AIR... LETTING HIM FALL TO THE MAT! The crowd boo loudly as Kane drops down and hooks the leg, is this it?

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PUNK KICKS OUT!

The arena respond with a massive cheer as Punk keeps the match going. Kane gets to his feet quickly, and gets in the face of the referee, who comically dives to the mat and rolls to the outside, then Kane turns his attention back to Punk and lets the referee back in. The Big Red Monster climbs onto the apron and ascends the turnbuckle. Punk on the other hand, is still down, only just stirring, eventually he reaches his feet ONLY TO SEE KANE FLYING TOWARDS HIM WITH HIS SIGNATURE FLYING CLOTHESLINE!

The crowd boo this, but Kane doesn’t care as he stands up, and extends his hand, signalling it’s Chokeslam time. The crowd again, make themselves heard, booing loudly as Punk slowly gets to his feet. He turns around, into Kane’s right hand AND HE LIFTS HIM UP... LOOKING FOR THE CHOKESLAM... BUT PUNK BREAKS HIS GRIP AS HE’S LIFTED... AND MANAGES TO LAND ON HIS FEET... AVOIDING THE FINISHER!

But Kane doesn’t let Punk retaliate; he lands a kick into the gut of Punk, who keels over, holding his stomach. The Monster then bounces off the ropes, and CONNECTS WITH A RUNNING DDT TO THE BENT OVER PUNK! Is it over? Kane hooks the leg.

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NO! PUNK IS STILL FIGHTING!

This does not sit well with Kane, who punches the mat in a huge show of frustration, he knows he should have won this match but Punk is still alive. The Big Red Monster climbs to his feet, leans on the ropes, breathing heavily and looking mighty pissed off. Kane walks over to Punk, picking him up and in A HUGE SHOW OF AGGRESSION... SIMPLY THROWS PUNK OVER THE TOP ROPE!

Kane stares down at Punk, who writhes on the mat before crawling towards the announce table and using it to climb to his feet. He turns around right into Kane though, who grabs Punk by the back of the head AND LAUNCHES HIM INTO THE STEEL RING POST! Punk grabs his face, lying on the mat while the fans gasp as Kane walks away. The Big Red Monster walks over to the announce table, and punches the top of it before PULLING THE TOP OF IT OFF!

The referee tells Kane not to do what he’s thinking. The referee is nearly up to five in the ten count, but Kane rolls into the ring and rolls back out, making the referee break his count. When Kane returns to the announce table, something catches his eye, and his face suddenly turns red and he starts shouting something, which we can’t make out as the words don’t make sense. Kane walks away from the announce table and walks to the ring keepers table, while he does this Punk climbs into the ring and rests on the mat. We now see what Kane is looking at as he demands it to be handed to him... IT’S THE MONEY IN THE BANK BRIEFCASE!

Kane stares down at the briefcase, looking down at the dent which was a result of his head being smashed into it. The Monster is suddenly silent, before suddenly screaming out AND SMASHING THE BRIEFCASE ON THE STEEL STEPS! OVER AND OVER AGAIN! The referee is nearly at ten now, so Kane, still with the briefcase, climbs into the ring with it. The referee instructs Kane to put it down, but he simply snarls at the ref, who backs away. Punk is now on his feet... AND HE TURNS AROUND... BUT DUCKS THE BRIEFCASE... KANE TURNS AROUND INTO A KICK AND THE BRIEFCASE DROPS FROM HIS HAND! Punk pulls Kane onto his shoulders AND CONNECTS WITH THE GO TO SLEEP! THE GTS CONNECTS! HOOK OF THE LEG!

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!!!!!!


WINNER: CM PUNK @ 10.02

*THIS FIRE BURNS...*

Lillian Garcia:
Here is your winner... C... M... PUNK!

The crowd are on their feet, cheering on Mister Money in the Bank, CM Punk who kneels on the mat, and gets his briefcase handed to him. Punk glances at Kane, who is still knocked out, and glances around the arena, nodding at the level of support he has. Punk walks over to the turnbuckle, and climbs to the second rope, raising the briefcase over his head.

Michael Cole:
Something, something inside Kane, when he saw the briefcase that Punk is holding right now, something snapped. He saw the dent and went absolutely crazy, I was actually afraid he would start attacking everyone in sight.

King:
We’ve always known that Kane is a bit mentally unstable, but this was new, it was like the dent reminded him of when Punk bested him.

Jim Ross:
Punk’s bested him tonight as well, so I don’t think this loss will sit well with Kane... HEY... HEY!

Kane is back on his feet, standing waiting for Punk to come down from the turnbuckle, and when he does... GRABS HIM BY THE THROAT... STARES DOWN THE EYES OF HIS RIVAL... AND THEN PLANTS HIM WITH A CHOKESLAM!

Michael Cole:
I can’t believe it! Kane lost this match, he shouldn’t be doing this!

The crowd boo the shit out of Kane, who stares down at Punk, and then suddenly starts laughing manically. He goes to leave, but then his face turns so no emotion is shown, we then see him talking to himself.

King:
What’s going on?

Jim Ross:
It seems... it seems that Kane is talking to himself... or talking to something.

Kane stops and backs away from the rings, he glances at Punk before rolling out of the ring and looking under the apron. The Big Red Monster then PULLS OUT A PAIR OF SCISSORS! The commentators question what Kane’s doing, who slides back into the ring, he kneels down beside Punk, and hoists him into a sitting position! Punk is still knocked out, and can’t do anything about this, as Kane GRABS A CHUNK OF PUNK’S HAIR... AND CUTS THE WHOLE CHUNK OFF!

Jim Ross:
Bah gawd! Someone needs to stop this, King... GET IN THERE.

King:
You must be joking, no way am I getting in there with that monster.

Kane continues cutting, while the fans are going crazy, booing the shit out of him. He grabs chunks after chunks, and cuts all them off, leaving Punk’s hair looking very... very patchy, some bits long, some bits extremely short. Kane stands up, letting Punk fall back down, and simply laughs before leaving the ring and walking up the ramp.

Michael Cole:
Kane is a dangerous man, a unstable man, I really hope this is the end of this but I have a feeling it won’t be.

We then get a replay of Punk hitting the GTS and then celebrating with the briefcase, before being Chokeslammed and having his hair cut.

King:
Sickening.

Kane is now on the stage, looking back at Punk who has came too and is looking at the hair all around him and then feels his skull. The Big Red Monster stares at Punk, laughing once more as we fade away.

We fade in and we’re backstage, where RANDY ORTON is sat on a steel chair, putting on his knee pads. The crowd respond with huge heat but Orton simply continues his preparations, until RIC FLAIR walks into the shot, making Orton stand to face him.


Randy Orton:
Say what you’ve got to say, and then leave – I’ve got a match to prepare for.

Ric Flair:
Y’wanna know why I’m here, I’m here to ask you one thing... what the hell happened to you?

Orton presses his lips together.

Ric Flair:
What happened to the kid who used to tag along with The Nature Boy, Ric Flair to all those clubs, we were some pair. So, what the hell happened? When did you turn into this sadistic animal?

Randy Orton:
Y’know what, Ric, we did have some good times didn’t we? But that was before I realized I was being used... used to keep Triple H’s waist lined in gold. Batista realised that too, he left Evolution just like I did, or wait... I didn’t leave Evolution... I was kicked out.

Ric Flair:
Well-

Randy Orton:
LET ME FINISH!

Mega heat for Orton’s outburst.

Randy Orton:
Batista and I, we both realized that we were being used to keep the World Title around Triple H’s waist, and carry BOTH of your bags around.

Orton pauses.

Randy Orton:
The Randy Orton that played second string to you two is gone.

Orton pauses to let that sink in.

Randy Orton:
I’ve done things to Triple H, things I never thought I’d do, but you of all people, Ric, should know you do ANYTHING to win the WWE Championship.

Ric Flair:
I hear ya’, but I never invaded someone’s house or attacked a mans family, that is damn right low.

Orton shakes his head.

Randy Orton:
You must be getting senile, Ric, don’t you remember that Triple H broke into my home first, he brought it on himself. He didn’t need to get involved in my issue with the McMahon’s but he did, and he paid for it, and will continue too tonight – when... I... PUNT him in the skull.

Ric Flair:
Lis-

Randy Orton:
And y’know what Ric, you may be RAW General Manager, you may be a former friend of mine... but if you get involved tonight... I will PUNT you in the skull too.

Mega heat for that.

Ric Flair:
This is between you and Triple H, I won’t be gettin’ involved. But I have one more question for you... how is Evolution any different from Legacy?

Randy Orton:
I’ve already explained Legacy, I won’t be using Rhodes and DiBiase for my own personal gain.[

Ric Flair:
In that case, since you put it like that, you won’t mind if Rhodes and DiBiase are banned from the ring tonight.

Huge pop as Orton simply stares.

Ric Flair:
And another thing, if you ever... if you ever lay your hands on The Nature Boy, you will regret it... I can make your life on RAW a misery so think before you act.

Randy Orton:
Same goes for you.

Ric and Orton share an awkward stare, looking at each other with anger. Eventually though, Ric backs away and Orton starts to continue his preparation.

We now, cut to the announce table.


Michael Cole:
A heated confrontation between our RAW General Manager and the challenger to the WWE Championship.

Jim Ross:
Yeah, we’ll see these two men face off later tonight, but right now it’s time for T-L-C.

King:
And we don’t mean tender, loving, care.

Jim Ross:
Indeed, coming up next, brothers collide and here is a look at how we came here.

***

The video opens with the song, ‘Viva La Vida’ by Coldplay accompanying the video as Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy face off in the centre of the ring.

‘I used to rule the world’
‘Seas would rise the world when I gave the word’
‘Now in the morning I sleep alone’
‘See the streets I used to own’


We see Jeff Hardy winning the WWE Championship for the first time, we then see him walking down the ramp with the belt around his waist. Finally, we see him on the top rope, looking around at all his fans screaming for him.

‘I used to roll the dice’

Shots of Jeff Hardy diving from the ladder at WrestleMania 16, and then launching himself from the titantron before flying off the ladder at WrestleMania XXV.

‘Feel The Fear In My Enemies Eyes’

We see Matt Hardy winning the ECW Championship and the WWE United States Championship.

Shot of both men facing off at WrestleMania.


‘Listen as the crowd would sing’
‘Now the old king is dead, long live the king’


Shots of both men holding up the WWE Championship and the ECW Championship together in the ring.

‘One minute I held the key’

Again, another shot of Hardy celebrating with the fans.

‘Next the walls were closed in on me’

We now see Matt Hardy costing his brother the WWE Championship.

We fade away, the music fading away too.

We’re back and we’re at WrestleMania XXV where Matt Hardy has just pinned his brother.

Shot of Matt Hardy’s promo on SmackDown.


Matt Hardy:
It’s always been about Jeff, I’ve always played second fiddle. No more, I am the future World Heavyweight Champion and Jeff will fade into obscurity.

We now fade away and now we see Jeff Hardy, sitting atop of ladder on the last edition of SmackDown.

Jeff Hardy:
All the pain and suffering which you put me through... the fact that you tore my World Championship away from me... because when I get you in this ring... a ring filled with tables and chairs and this ladder right here... all the built up rage... it will come out! And you’ll be in the same ring which will have weapons that I can use to inflict a lot of pain.

Fade to black, then suddenly we hear a crash, we’re back on SmackDown where both men are arguing, and then they start brawling.

Jim Ross:
These two are going to kill each other! It all comes to ahead, this coming Sunday!

We now see the two Hardy’s winning the Tag Team Champions, and then we transport to present day and see them facing off in the ring.

***

The arena is in silence for a moment while we catch a glimpse of the ladders, chairs and tables surrounding the ring.

*BELL RINGS...*

Justin Roberts:
The following contest is scheduled for one fall... and is a TABLES, LADDERS AND CHAIRS match!

*HUNT YOU DOWN...*

The crowd almost takes the arena off as MATT HARDY walks out from the back, wearing a grey trench coat with his new black and blue skin tight tights. He stretches his neck on the stage, shakes his arms and sets off down the ramp. He ignores the jeers from the crowd, his eyes darting from the ladders to the chairs and the chairs.

Justin Roberts:
Introducing first... from Cameron, North Carolina... weighing two hundred and thirty five pounds... The Dark One... MATT HARDY!

Michael Cole:
Matt Hardy was always a guy who I believed was a genuine, nice person, but after these last few months my opinion has changed completely.

King:
These fans used to love him, but now listen to them, they absolutely hate him.

Jim Ross:
And for good reason, he cost his brother the WWE Championship, and then we found out he was the one who ran his car off the road, burned down his house, setting the pyro off when Jeff was in the middle of it. Matt Hardy has shown a side of him that I have never seen, and I don’t really like this side of him. Tonight, we’ll see two brothers go at it, and I know for a fact that it will be a great match.

Matt jogs up the steel steps, takes his trench coat off and leaves it at the steps for some lackey to pick up. He looks at the weapons around the ring before stepping into it, and then ascending the top turnbuckle.

*NO MORE WORDS...*

The arena goes wild once more, this time it’s cheers, and a hell of a lot of people rise to their feet for the entrance of JEFF HARDY. The Charismatic Enigma jogs out onto the stage, with his usual face pain and attire on, he stares down at the ring before doing his little dance and setting off his pyro, this time without any problems. Hardy walks down the ramp, slapping hands with his fans on the right before going back to the left and slapping theirs.

Justin Roberts:
And his opponent... from Cameron, North Carolina... weighing two hundred and fifteen pounds... The Charismatic Enigma... JEFF HARDY!

Jim Ross:
Jeff Hardy looks extremely fired up, and he’ll need to be to beat his brother tonight. These two know each other inside out, something special will need to be done to win this match.

Michael Cole:
I’ve got a feeling that this match will be amazing, and we’ll see some pretty crazy stuff in this.

King:
I honestly can’t wait for this match. It’s been a great show so far, we’ve seen a championship change hands, we’ve seen Punk have his hair cut off, and we’ve still got three championships matches to come.

Jeff walks over to the steel steps, and jogs up them, looking over at his brother who bounces on the spot. Jeff enters and runs over to the turnbuckle, he climbs up and poses for the fans before stepping down.

Tables, Ladders & Chairs
Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy


The referee calls for the bell and the two men start to circle the ring. The crowd are cheering loudly in anticipation for this match, and after circling the ring twice the two brothers lock up in the middle of the ring. Matt slides around Jeff and locks his hands around his waist before unlocking them and pushing Jeff... hard on the top of the back. Jeff goes flying forward into the ropes but rebounds and takes Matt down with a takedown spear. The fans are going crazy as they see Jeff pound away at Matt with punch after punch, and there is nothing the referee can do about it as Jeff continues to throw right fists. Finally, Jeff stands up and roars out to the crowd, gaining a fantastic response. Matt’s holding his head on the mat but doesn’t get any time to recover as Jeff helps him up from the ground. Matt takes him by surprise though by kneeing him in the gut and then whipping him into the corner but Jeff only runs up the turnbuckles before connecting with the Whisper in the Wind! The fans are going mental, Jeff doesn’t go for the cover however, instead he picks Matt up and he whips him into the corner this time. Jeff then walks over but is caught by surprise with a thumb to the eye, he staggers away holding his right eye to huge boos from the crowd before turning back around and is floored by an impactful clothesline! Jeff’s head hits the mat hard and Matt goes for the cover...

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JEFF KICKS OUT!

Matt locks in a reverse chin lock on his brother and wrenches it over and over, the fans begin clapping and chanting Jeff’s name, willing him back into the match... and it starts to work as Jeff twists around and gets to his knees. Matt turns the chin lock into a side head lock but Jeff manages to stand up to a good cheer. He punches Matt’s sides three times but Matt doesn’t let go, so Jeff moves to the ropes and uses the momentum of the ropes to push Matt off. Matt bounces off the opposite ropes and runs right back into his brother, being floored with a drop kick. Matt quickly gets back up, amidst the cheers from the crowd, right into a hip toss... but Matt persists and gets up again... running straight into a dropkick to the knee! Matt falls to one knee, screwing his face up in pain as Jeff runs behind him and connects with another low drop kick – this time to the back of Matt’s skull.

You can see the need for revenge in Jeff’s eyes as he climbs out onto the apron and begins scaling the turnbuckle. When he gets to the top, Matt is on his feet and is smart enough to leap to the ropes, which creates a shaking effect – causing Jeff to fall groin first onto the turnbuckle. The crowd grimace as Jeff shakes his head in pain, meanwhile the other brother is leaning on the ropes, holding the back of his head after the kick that he endured just a few moments ago. Once Matt has recovered a little, he heads over to the corner where his brother is standing and begins to climb. He joins Jeff on the top, he hooks Jeff’s arm over his shoulder and stands up on the second rope, trying to lift Jeff up for a Superplex... but Jeff hooks his leg around the metal bar of the turnbuckle, stopping any attempt at the ‘plex. Matt shouts at Jeff to let go but Jeff isn’t having any of it, instead he throws a couple of right fists at his brothers side, loosening his grip... and then CONNECTING WITH A TWISTING TORNADO DDT!!

To a huge reaction from the crowd in the TD BankNorth Arena tonight! The two brothers are both sprawled out from the canvas, Matt barely moving and Jeff holding the back of his head... his head bouncing off the mat through the use of his own move. The fans chant Hardy’s name as he begins to move, he uses the ropes to pull himself up, and then roars out to the crowd, getting them and himself fired up. Jeff then climbs out onto the apron again, and climbs the turnbuckle once more, before standing up, staring down at his lifeless brother before LAUNCHING HIMSELF... LOOKING FOR THE SWANTON BOMB... BUT MATT ROLLS OUT THE WAY AND OUT OF THE RING!!

Luckily, Jeff saw that coming and managed to roll through, but Matt doesn’t realize that. Instead of looking in the ring, Matt walks around the side of the ring to where the ramp is positioned and bends down holding his body but he doesn’t realized Jeff has followed him... HE’S RUNNING ALONG THE BARRICDE AND CONNECTS WITH A FLYING FOREARM SMASH TO THE BACK OF MATT’S HEAD!!

Matt falls forward, banging his forehead off the mat to a huge cheer from the crowd around him. A few of the fans shout some funny comments at Matt while Jeff leans on the apron for a few seconds, regaining his breath after that move. Once he’s caught himself, Jeff walks over to his brother and tries to pull him. He has Matt by the back of the head, and brings him up the flat bit of the floor onto the ramp. Matt drops his head away from his brother’s grasp and gets behind him, pushing him to the edge of the stage, but Jeff manages to stop himself from falling to the concrete below. Jeff turns around into a kick to the midsection, and Matt then tries a suplex on the stage... reverses going behind Matt before pushing him off the ramp onto the concrete... but Matt lands on his feet, he holds them because of the vibrations going up his legs but eventually turns round... AND JEFF IS SOARING THROUGH THE AIR... LOOKING FOR A CROSSBODY... BUT MATT SIDESTEPS HIS BROTHER AND HE HITS THE CONCRETE WITH A THUD!!

Matt leans on the edge of the ramp, looking at his brother’s lifeless body. The ref checks him to see if he is ok, the ref asks him if he wants to give up, but we assume Jeff is ok as the referee tells us he is not giving in. Matt rests on the edge of the ramp for a while before he walks over to his brother. Matt pulls Jeff up to his feet, which takes quite a bit of effort, once he does, he slams his brothers head of the side of the ramp. Matt climbs onto the ramp, keeping Jeff’s head in his hand, and helps/pulls him up. Matt takes his brother on a walk up the rest of the ramp to the stage, and slams Jeff’s head into the HD part of the titantron!

Jeff falls to his knees, clutching his head amidst the fans chanting his name. Matt takes exception to the chants and turns his back on his opponent, before telling all the fans to shut up and be quiet, which draws massive heat. Matt shakes his head while turning round, but Jeff grabs the front of Matt’s tights and pulls them forward... CATAPULTING HIM HEAD FIRST INTO THE STAGE!!

The fans send cheers the wrestlers way as the two of them are lying on the cold, metal steel! About fifteen seconds passes by before the two of them start to move. Jeff gets to his feet first, but Matt isn’t far behind. Once both are on their feet, they trade punches, getting the boo... ahh... reaction from the fans. This trade of continues for a bit before Jeff starts to get more and more punches in, and he continues his punches, forcing Matt to the left of the stage but then Matt ducks behind Jeff and pushes him into the big WWE sign at the far left of the stage!! Jeff staggers around... RIGHT INTO A KICK TO THE MID-SECTION... AND THEN A TWIST OF FATE FROM NOWHERE!! ON THE STEEL!!

Jeff seems to be knocked out – while Matt holds his back as he hit the steel hard but Jeff got the worst of it as the referee checks on him again. The crowd are on their feet, cheering Jeff’s name trying to get him back on his feet, but it’s Matt that gets up first, and looks down at his brother and then at the ring. Matt decides what to do at that point, he walks over to his opponent and lifts him to his feet, but he seems lifeless as Matt walks him down the ramp. When they reach the bottom of the ramp, Jeff falls to the ground, and Matt has to stop and pick him up again – before rolling his lifeless body into the ring. Matt slides in and crawls to the cover!

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JEFF GETS A SHOULDER UP!!

The crowd love this, love the heart showed by the fan favourite. Matt slams his fist on the mat, looking at the referee accusingly before sliding out of the ring and grabbing a steel chair from the area outside. He throws it into the ring, almost hitting Jeff, before walking over to the steel ladder, he closes it before sliding it under the bottom rope. The fans boo as they can tell those weapons will be used to inflict pain on Jeff. Matt walks around the ring, and uses steel steps to climb onto the apron... but is suddenly smacked in the face with by JEFF WITH A STEEL CHAIR SHOT!!

Matt falls to the mat below holding his forehead, meanwhile Jeff is still feeling the Twist of Fate on the stage, using the ropes to hold himself up. Still with steel chair in hand, Jeff staggers to the ropes where Matt is on the ground below, he sets up the chair just in front of the ropes before backing up. The roar of anticipation starts to build as Matt gets to his feet, but he should have stayed down as he looks up to see... JEFF HARDY BOLTING TOWARDS HIM... SPRINGBOARDING OFF THE STEEL CHAIR... OVER THE TOP ROPE... CONNECTING WITH A CROSS BODY!!

A rush of adrenaline sears through Jeff’s body as he quickly gets to his feet and roars out to the screaming fans before pulling Matt to his feet and sliding him into the ring and then sliding himself in. Jeff quickly crawls to the cover, and at that point the cameras notice that Matt has a trickle of blood running down his forehead.

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MATT KICKS OUT!

Jeff lies on the mat beside his brother for a few seconds, listening to the booming reaction from the crowds before finally using the ropes to pull himself to his feet. After he does, he steps over the steel ladder before picking them up, he has to lean them on the ropes, and move them over to the corner. Jeff sets the ladder up to huge Jeff Hardy chants. The Charismatic Enigma then turns around and walks over to his brother. Jeff brings his opponent to his feet... before Irish-whipping him to the corner where the ladder is but... Matt reverses and sends The Rainbow Haired Warrior into the ladder!! Jeff’s leaning on the steel ladder, screwing his face up in pain as the fans are loving this match. Matt, with a little bit of blood trickling down his face, bolts towards Jeff in the corner... but HE SIDESTEPS MATT... WHO RUNS FACE FIRST INTO THE LADDER!! MATT STAGGERS AROUND... TO SEE JEFF WAITING WITH STEEL CHAIR IN HAND... AND IS SMASHED BY A FEROCIOUS SHOT TO THE SKULL!!

Matt falls backwards right into the ladder positioned in the corner, the ladder keeps him standing up right but slumped a bit. Jeff sets the steel chair up a few feet before Matt before backing away... clapping to get the crowds clapping in anticipation. Hardy sprints at the chair... before SPRINGBOARDING... AND LANDING INTO MATT WITH A HUGE SIDE KICK TO THE FACE!! KNOCKING MATT’S HEAD BACK INTO THE LADDER!! BUT JEFF DIDN’T ESCAPE LIGHTLY AS HE LANDS HEAVILY ON THE BACK OF HIS NECK!!

The fans are going crazy the action on show before them, and the two men in the ring are feeling the pain as they are both down in agony. Jeff gets to his feet first, and then walks over to Matt and tries to pick him up. He has to use all his strength to get his brother to his feet and when he does – he plants him back down with a body slam. The Enigma grabs hold of the ladder from the corner and sets it up, he makes sure the supports are positioned correctly before beginning to climb it. The match seems to have took its toll on Hardy as he climbs slowly, but eventually gets to the top, he is about to go for a Swanton but he notices that Matt is starting to climb the ladder. Matt reaches the top and the two Hardy’s start to trade punches, the fans willing Jeff to get the better of Matt but it’s Matt who pokes Jeff in the eye again, to gain the advantage. Matt hooks Jeff’s arm around his neck... and tries to Superplex him... but Jeff hooks his leg around one of the rungs to avoid the huge slam. Matt lets go Jeff before repeatedly slamming Jeff’s head on the top of the ladder. The fans are booing as Matt keeps doing it, and we see that Jeff is bleeding a little. Matt then climbs the top to the second top rung, and brings Jeff up so they are level... Matt takes a deep breath but Jeff elbows him in the gut and Matt almost falls of the ladder... but amazingly Jeff stops him from falling... ONLY TOO HIT A HUGE TWIST OF FATE FROM THE TOP OF THE LADDER TO THE MAT BELOW ON HIM!!

Holy shit! The fans chant as the brothers are both lifeless, both spent from the helacious match, both nearly dead but we see life from Jeff. The Enigma stares up at the ceiling, almost disbelieving at what he just did to his brother, but eventually Jeff rolls over and begins crawling to his brother. Jeff uses his strength to roll the body of Matt over and falls on top of him, looking for the win!

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MATT ROLLS THE SHOULDER!!

Resulting in huge boos from the Boston crowd!! Jeff rolls off his brother, lies on the mat contemplating what to do next, he sits up and looks around the ring, before setting his eyes on the ladder again which has fallen over since the Twist of Fate. Jeff runs his hands through his hair before climbing to his feet, using the ropes to support him. Jeff steps over his brother on his way to the ladder, who still hasn’t moved since he was planting with the Twist of Fate from the top of the ladder. The Charismatic Enigma pulls the ladder up, having to rest it on the top rope for a second to catch his breath, before managing to set it up completely. Jeff begins to climb the ladder again, once he reaches the top... he looks out at the crowd, and then takes his vest off to a huge cheer from the fans. Jeff climbs to the very top, stands up, takes a deep breath before launching himself from the ladder... GOING FOR THE SWANTON BOMB... BUT MATT ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AND JEFF HITS THE MAT!!

The fans ‘ohhhhhh’ as Jeff holds his back in agony; we get a replay of the events which just transpired with the commentators going crazy! Matt crawls over to his brother and hooks the leg for the cover!

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JEFF GETS THE SHOULDER UP!!

The fans go absolutely mental as Jeff kicks out just as the referee was about to count the three. Matt lets go of his brother’s leg before rolling off him and staring at the ceiling. The fans chant “This is Awesome” as Matt sits up and leans his back against the bottom rope. Exasperated, Matt decides to roll underneath the bottom rope and stagger over to the other ladder positioned next to the barRicde. He leans down and picks the ladder up, he uses all his strength and positions the ladder on the barRicde, crossing over onto the ring! Matt slaps it, making sure it is in the optimal position, before stagger over to the ring and sliding in. The commentators’ wonder what he is planning and so are the fans as a murmur of anticipation starts to build. Matt walks over to Jeff and picks him up before launching over the top rope... and Jeff hits the floor hard to huge boos from the crowd. Matt drops to the mat, rolls underneath it and gets Jeff to his feet before positioning him on the ladder!! Matt sees Jeff’s vest on the ground next to him from when he threw it down before... he grabs it and puts it over his brother’s neck. Matt then crouches underneath the ladder, grabs the two ends of the vest and pulls it down... choking the life out his brother. The fans are going crazy with boos as Jeff kicks out, and tries to pry his fingers in between his throat and the vest!

Matt finally lets go of the vest and rolls out from underneath the ladder. Jeff clutches at his neck but he doesn’t get any time to rest as Matt appears pops up beside him in almost comical fashion. But there is nothing comedic about the expression on Matt’s face, he wraps his hands around his brothers neck and chokes him just like he did with the vest. Matt tells Jeff “I am the best”, “I am the next champion”, “You are the worst thing that happened to me”. After the insults and the choking Matt climbs back up to the apron, he stomps on Jeff’s head before climbing the turnbuckle. He turns around to face the ladder and then dives from the top rope to the ladder... but JEFF ROLLS OFF THE LADDER... AND MATT HITS A LEG DROP... BUT ONLY GETS THE LADDER... GOING STRAIGHT THROUGH IT AND HITTING THE MAT!!

HOLY SHIT! The fans chant again, while the two opponents lie on the mat, in huge pain. The referee checks on both men while the commentators ask if they are ok. The referee gives the ok sign to the ring keepers table, and he backs off allowing the cameras to get a clear shot at both of them. In what seems like an eternity, Jeff begins to show signs of life and rolls over. He crawls towards the steel steps and uses them to get himself up, he leans against it while standing up, staring down at his brother who is lifeless. The fans chant Jeff’s name and he nods at them before getting to his feet completely. Jeff looks at the steel steps and a light bulb goes off in his head. Jeff reaches around the other side of the steps and hooks his hands in the grip of steps and uses all his strength to pick the steps up and place them on his shoulder. Jeff turns around to face Matt who is on his knees, back to his opponent, and using the apron to climb to his feet! Eventually after a long time, Matt turns around... STRAIGHT INTO THE STEEL STEPS!!

Matt falls to the mat in a heap while Jeff drops the steps and uses the ring apron as support for his body which is in so much pain. The cameras close in on Matt and we can see that the trickle of blood from before has turned into a huge gash on his forehead, blood streaming down his face!!

The crowd are going insane and so are the commentators, while Jeff leans on the apron gasping for air, looking at his brother on the mat. Jeff decides what he wants to do – he lifts the steel steps onto the apron and slides them over to the middle of the ring. He then staggers over to his brother and tries to lift Matt up, but he isn’t for moving, but Matt clenches his teeth and manages to get him to his feet and slide him into the ring, Jeff then climbs onto the apron, he walks along it and stops at the turnbuckle. He surveys the waste around the area, ladders, one broken, steep steps and broken chairs. Jeff then taunts for the fans, gaining a huge cheer, takes a glance at his brother before climbing the corner. Jeff reaches the top, he balances on the tip before launching forward and CONNECTS WITH A SWANTON BOMB!!

The commentators are raving that it is over and the referee gets ready to count as Jeff turns over on his stomach and crawls to the cover.

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MATT KICKS OUT!

The fans are in utter disbelief and so is Jeff, he rolls off his brother in shock that he kicked out and stares out at the ceiling before sitting up and staring out to the distance. Jeff has some blood on his chest from when Matt’s face was rubbing on him earlier, he rubs it off before crawling to the ropes and hauling his ass to his feet. He leans on the ropes and looks down at his brother, Jim Ross on commentator says that he has seen that look before and tells Jeff not to do what he is thinking. He can’t hear it of course, but even if he did I don’t think he would’ve listened as he kneels down, then lies down and rolls out of the ring. He walks around the ring to the SmackDown announce table and tells J.R, Striker and Grisham to move and they oblige happily. No one wants to be in the way for this, Jeff pulls the announce table top off and takes the monitors off. The suspense is building as he pulls the cables out of the monitors and throws the mini TV’s to the ground. He bends over and leans on the table for a second, hurting from the match. The fans begin to boo as Matt is now on his feet in the ring, a rare sight, something from a horror film with huge amounts of blood streaming down his face.

Jeff doesn’t know that Matt is just on his feet, and he also doesn’t know that Matt is picking up the steel steps. Jeff backs up towards the apron, doesn’t look into the ring as he climbs up, keeping his head down in pain, and when he does look up... he SEES A SET OF STEEL STEPS COMING AT HIS FACE!!

And he goes flying forward, forehead smashing off the announce table in the progress! Matt drops the steel steps in the middle of the ring before collapsing to his knees and taking a breather. While he does, the cameras close in on Jeff... who is busted open! Blood streaming down both the brothers faces now! Matt drops to his stomach and crawls to the ropes, he then slides underneath them and leans on the apron for a second while the commentators show us a replay of Jeff being smashed in the face with the steel steps. Once we return to the main action, Matt is staggering along the apron, using it for support then around the corner using the ring post for support. Fans are beginning to wonder where he is going but they realize when he bends over and picks up the end of a wooden table! Matt then drags it round the area around the ring, over to where the announce tables are.

Matt takes a breather before turning his back on his brother to set the table up, he slowly gets it up, and makes sure the legs are supported enough below. Matt turns around to see Jeff coming towards him, staggering, with blood dripping from his face onto his chest. Matt kicks him in the stomach and smacks his head on the wooden table and then positions him on the table. Matt clubs his brothers chest over and over making sure he stays where he is supposed to while the fans give him solid heat. Once he is confident that Jeff isn’t going to move, he slowly walks to the ring and slides in.

He staggers over to the ladder and pulls towards the ropes closed to where Jeff is. Matt then leans the ladders on the ropes, picks the bottom of them up and lowers them to the mat below. Afterwards, he drops to the mat and rolls out and begins to set them up. He takes quite a bit of time because he is so tired which allows Jeff to recover... and he comes for Matt clubbing him from behind taking him by surprise. Here comes Jeff, he clubs him over and over again, before smashing Matt’s blooded skull against the ladder and he falls to the mat in a heap. Jeff leans on the apron, and stomps Matt a couple of times before taking a breather.

Jeff looks at the table, and then at Matt, and then at the ladder, and back to the table before getting a weird look on his face. Jim Ross comments that he has seen that look again, just he like he said before. Jeff walks over to the wooden table, flattens the legs and places it on the announce table! The fans start cheering as Jeff climbs onto the announce table and sets the wooden table on it. He then sits down on the announcers desk before sliding off it and onto his feet. He notices that Matt is starting to get up, so he staggers over to him and grabs him by the back of the head and thrusts him into the steel ring post to a massive pop from the fans.

Jeff then drags Matt’s lifeless body over to the announce table, he then tries to lift Matt up, it takes a lot of strength but he finally does it – positioning him on the announce table and with the wooden table above him. Matt’s caught in between a rock and a hard place, a table and a table as he lies motionless. Jeff makes sure the clasps are sorted on the wooden tables legs before turning around, he looks at the turnbuckle but shakes his head and walks over to the ladder, he pulls it a bit closer to the announce table and we can all see what is coming.

Jeff slowly climbs the ladder, climbing it one rung at a time, his face being screwed up in agony, blood pouring down it, going in his open mouth, clenching his teeth, his red teeth before finally reaching the top. He sits down on the ladder, surveys the arena, takes a deep breath and too the disapproval of Jim Ross, telling him not to do it, he doesn’t need to do it... JEFF DIVES FROM THE TOP LOOKING FOR SWANTON BOMB... HE CRASHES THROUGH THE WOODEN TABLE AND THROUGH HIS... NO! MATT HAS ROLLED OFF THE ANNOUNCE TABLE, INBETWEEN THE LEGS OF THE WOODEN TABLE... AND JEFF GOES CRASHING THROUGH NOT ONLY THE WOODEN TABLE BUT THE ANNOUNCERS TABLE AS WELL!

The crowd are in shock as are the announcers as Jeff lies limp, in amongst the two broken tables, the RAW announcers looking concerned as they watch while the SmackDown announcers do the same. Matt’s on the mat beside where the carnage took place and crawls to the ring post, he props himself up so he’s sat upright and looks at his brothers body, covered in shards off wood, and blood all over his face. Matt’s face is covered in blood but you can just about make out a wide eyed expression as the referee checks on his brother. The fans chant Jeff’s name, but it’s bad news as the referee turns around quickly and motions for trainers and medical staff to come out. They swiftly do, three medical staff, Arn Anderson and Dean Malenko rushes out, two of the medical staff are rolling down a stretcher while the other rushes a head to check on Jeff.

Once he gets there, it’s not good news, with Matt watching on the medic tells Dean and Arn they need to get him on a stretcher and to a hospital, we can’t make it out what the problem but we can tell it’s serious by the expressions on Dean and Arn’s face. J.R continues talking however, showing us a replay of what happened, but when we return from the replay, he is talking very angrily as Matt has stood up and pushed aside the medics and made his way to his brother. He kneels beside him and says “I told you not to get in my way”, before pulling Jeff’s hair and getting him to his feet, pulling him towards the ring and rolling him in. The referee has to follow and Matt tells the medics and the road agents to stay out of the ring, they heed his warning and back off.

Matt slides in after Jeff and goes for the cover... it’s academic...

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OH MY GOD JEFF HAS KICKED OUT!! The fans are going crazy and so is the commentators. Matt is shocked by the kick out and slams his fists to the mat before staring into his brothers eyes. He then sadistically looks out to the crowd and smiles, before feeling his head, getting a clump of blood from his head and dropping it on his brother’s face, mixing their two bloods together. Matt spots the steel steps in the centre of the ring and looks at Jeff, before saying “you made me do this!”.

Jeff still seems out of it, and the referee tells Matt that we need to get him to a hospital, but he just ignores him and pulls him to the steel steps. Arn and Dean get up on the apron and tell Matt not to do, they tell him it isn’t right, but Matt continues, an intense look on his face. He stands on the steel steps, and pulls Jeff up, he stands him up, looking in his eyes, but Jeff is out and falls to his knees. Matt surveys the crowd, takes one last look at Arn and Dean telling him to stop... then he looks down at his brothers face looking up to him, just as he used to do (metaphoRiclly) before this feud began. MATT PULLS HIM ONCE MORE AND PLANTS HIM ON THE STEEL STEPS WITH THE TWIST OF FATE!!

Massive heat from the crowd as Matt lies on the mat next to his brother, before reaching one hand over his brother’s chest and the referee has no choice but to count.

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WINNER: MATT HARDY @ 28.14

The arena hardly reacts, they are stunned at what they’ve just saw. Matt rolls off his brother, and stands up, pushing off the steel steps and simply stares down at this brother. Matt wipes some blood from his head across his chest, before glancing at Arn and Dean who enter the ring and kneel beside Jeff. The fans are extremely worried, some of the little kids looking away, not wanting to see their hero in such a state. Matt walks away from his brother, and climbs up the turnbuckle, and simply raises one fist to the sky, with a far away expression.

Jim Ross:
I simply cannot believe it. Matt has won, but he won in a way I never expected. He may have killed his own brother. Jeff AND Matt will never be the same again.

Michael Cole:
We did say before the match that this would need something special to end it, but this wasn’t special, this was shocking, a travesty.

King:
Matt looks out of it, he just smashed his brothers face into the steel.

We now get a replay of the events what transpired.

Once the replay is over, we see Matt backing up the ramp, staring into the ring where Jeff is still lying down on the steel steps, and medical staff have arrived with a stretcher. Matt reaches the stage, while the medics carefully put Jeff onto the stretcher and strap him in. The blood still pours down his face as they place him on a stretcher trolley and start to walk him up the ramp. The crowd give a round of applause for Jeff, who has actually managed to come around, his eyes are open but he can’t move from the pain.

Matt has disappeared behind the curtain while the medical staff wheel Jeff around the side of the stage. The crowd give him another round of applause, and this time Jeff manages to raise one hand, thanking the fans for their support as he disappears behind the curtain at the side of the stage. No words from the commentators, the arena descends into a hushed silence.


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WWE SUMMERSLAM
30th AUGUST 2009

STAPLES CENTER
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

SUMMER COMES TO AN END
WITH WWE SUMMERSLAM


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We return to Backlash, and we’re backstage where the current World Heavyweight Champion, JOHN CENA is sitting down on a steel chair. The arena erupts with cheers for their hometown hero, but Cena doesn’t show any response, instead he stares down at the World Heavyweight Championship that is in his hands.

We cut to the main arena, where Justin Roberts is stood.


*BELL RINGS...*

Justin Roberts:
The following contest is scheduled for one fall... and is for the WWE Divas Championship!

*POURQUOI...*

Initially, a pop is heard from the crowd, mainly from the men in the arena as the WWE Divas Champion, MARYSE walks out from behind the curtain, wearing a silver and gold styled outfit. The initial cheers are now fully blown boos as she walks down the ramp, raising her belt in the air as she walks.

Justin Roberts:
Introducing first... the champion... from Montreal, Quebec Canada... weighing one hundred and fifteen pounds... she is the WWE Divas Champion... MARYSE!

Jim Ross:
I’d say this is the first real test since Maryse became WWE Divas Championship, and it’s going to be tough... she’s facing a former WWE Women’s Champion so if Maryse wants to retain her belt then she’s going to have to be on top of her game.

Michael Cole:
Her opponent is Gail Kim, who like you said J.R – if a former WWE Women’s Champion. Maryse has had the better of Gail for the past couple of weeks, attacking her from behind a couple of times.

King:
That will only serve to annoy Kim, and motivate her to win this match.

Maryse climbs into the ring, and flips her hair next to the ropes, before winking at the audience, to which Lawler claims she was winking at him. Maryse raises the belt in the air before handing it to the referee.

*STRONG AND SEXY...*

The crowd respond with a lukewarm response, still spent from the TLC match, the response isn’t as loud as Maryse got which makes GAIL KIM pause on the stage for a second. Kim looks around the arena and tries to get them fired up, wearing an orange coloured outfit, and then she walks down the ramp.

Justin Roberts:
And her opponent... the challenger... from Toronto, Ontario Canada... weighing one hundred and twenty five pounds... GAIL KIM!

Jim Ross:
Gail Kim certainly looks fired up, and no wonder – she has a chance to win the WWE Divas Championship, a title that is growing with stature with every passing month.

King:
It’s still not as prestigious as the WWE Women’s Championship.

Jim Ross:
If you were to put the WWE Divas Champion against the WWE Women’s Champion then you might be shocked by the result, I believe our current champion could beat your champion.

Michael Cole:
Now who’s being biased?

Kim slides into the ring and then climbs up the turnbuckle, Maryse glances at her but goes back to checking out her nails.

WWE Divas Championship
Maryse defends against Gail Kim


The fans, a little spent from the TLC match which they just witnessed, are not really responding to the match but this doesn’t deter the two Divas as they circle the ring. Maryse and her challenger walk towards the centre, coming face to face, Maryse talking trash to Gail the way only she knows how. The French Canadian stops speaking trash to Kim, and puts a clawed hand up to her face, instructing her to shut up, while Maryse looks out at the crowd. Gail shakes her head, looking at the hand of Maryse, but then Maryse turns to face Gail again, before ramming her hand into her face, thrusting her backwards.

This gets the fans involved as they “oooooh” at sheer arrogance of the WWE Divas Champion. Gail feels her face before turning around and slapping the taste out of Maryse’s mouth! The camera closes in on the sultry Divas as the crowd cheer the slap, the expression is something of expectation, she feels her lip with her finger before running her tongue over it; then she nods out at the crowd and says “ok” and hurriedly turns to her opponent looking for a right hand.

But Gail ducks the right hand and appears behind her – she then pulls Maryse around and lays into her with punch after punch, forcing her backwards towards the ropes. Gail then Irish-whips the champion and kicks her in the mid-section when she rebounds. The champion keels over, holding her stomach while Gail runs the ropes and connects with a swinging neck breaker – and then goes for the cover.

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MARYSE KICKS OUT!!

Gail picks herself up, before bending down to pick Maryse up. She pushes Maryse back onto the ropes before Irish-whipping her to the opposite side but instead of rebounding – she holds onto the ropes and stops herself. Kim runs at the champion but the French Canadian drops down to the mat and rolls out of the ring and Gail only runs into the ropes. The referee stops Gail from following Maryse out of the ring before telling the champion to get back into the ring. But the Diva doesn’t listen, instead she turns her back on the ring and faces the crowd, holding her hand up to tell the referee to shut up behind her. The champion starts to walk around the ring and the referee has to start counting her out. Maryse stops beside the apron and bends down before flipping her hair in her trademark way, getting some wolf whistles from the men in the arena. Gail outsmarts the referee as she climbs out of the ring on his blind side and jogs around the ring, Maryse spots her coming when she looks behind her and runs around the ring and the chase is on!

Gail follows closely but then Maryse slides into the ring and takes advantage of Gail sliding in by diving on top of her and clubbing away. Gail manages to get to his feet all the while being clubbed in the back, she starts to fight back getting in some good shots to Maryse’s pretty little face. The challenger then runs towards the ropes but the champion grabs Kim’s hair and yanks it – pulling her towards the mat!! Kim’s head smashes off the floor and the fans boo the decision of Maryse to use dirty tactics. Maryse laughs away to herself while dropping down into the cover.

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GAIL SHOOTS UP TO A SITTING POSITION!

Maryse shakes her head with an angry expression as Kim sits up holding the back of her head. The champion doesn’t let Kim have any rest as Maryse wraps her arms around the neck of her opponent, locking in a sleeper hold to the delight of herself. Maryse is on one knee with a sleeper hold locked in but she then drops down to her stomach, taking Kim with her – and continues to squeeze the life force out of the challenger. The champion looks down at her opponent and tells her to submit, she tells the referee to ask her and he does so – but Gail is defiant and tells him no.

Kim starts to get some life about as the fans start clapping, but the surge of energy is cut short when Maryse reaches her legs out towards the ropes and places them on the second rope, gaining an unfair advantage by putting more leverage on the hold. The fans throw a surprising amount of heat at Maryse who just shakes Kim by the neck, keeping her legs on the ropes. The champion notices the referee starting to look up from Gail and quickly drops her legs down, and the referee is none the wiser as Maryse continues to wrench and squeeze the hold. When the referee checks on Gail again, inevitably Maryse puts her legs on the ropes again, gaining an unfair advantage, but this time after some time – the referee finally notices it amidst the jeers from the crowd. The ref stands up and tells Maryse to break get off the ropes, she complies but not without a scathing look. Maryse then let’s go of the hold and covers the challenger.

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KIM KICKS OUT AGAIN!

The fans pop for the kick out but the cheers turn to heat as Maryse locks in the same sleeper hold as before but this time in a seated position rather than lying on the ground. Eventually, the fans start clap while Gail slams her foot on the ground getting to clap faster and faster. The challenger manages to twist around and get onto one knee, Maryse turns the sleeper hold into a side headlock to try and stop Kim’s surge – but she can’t as Gail manages to get to his feet. Kim moves her legs towards the ropes, and Maryse can only move with her as she reaches for the ropes, but Maryse twists her body around to stop Kim and pull her back to the centre of the ring.

Gail decides to elbow Maryse in the stomach, it takes three but she finally relinquishes the headlock and Kim takes off running towards the ropes. Maryse is floored by a flying forearm smash, but quickly gets up only to get floored again, by the same move but this time she stays down on the mat and Gail covers her.

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MARYSE KICKS OUT!!

Gail quickly stands up and bounces the spot, calling out to the fans as Maryse gets to her feet and here comes Kim – she Irish-whips her opponent and plants Maryse with a power slam on her return before going for another pin.

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ANOTHER KICK OUT!!

The challenger doesn’t waste any time and gets to her feet before pointing to the top rope – she walks over, climbs out onto the apron, looks out to the crowd for encouragement and begins to climb. Once at the top, she takes a deep breath and waits for the champion to get to her feet. It’s high-flying as Gail dives off the top turnbuckle smacking Maryse in the face with a diving drop-kick from the very top rope to a massive pop from the crowd. Kim quickly goes for the cover.

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THE DIVAS CHAMPION KICKS OUT

Kim backs away from Maryse and uses the ropes to get to her feet. She walks over to Maryse and picks her up before Irish-whipping her into the corner. The challenger quickly follows and smashes into the champion with a clothesline, and Maryse starts to stagger out of the corner but Gail grabs her by the hair and pulls her back into the corner – while Gail backs into the corner herself and gets herself on the second rope still with Maryse in her clutches. GAIL THEN JUMPS UP AND FLIPS OVER MARYSE... PLANTING HER WITH A FLIPPING BULLDOG!! The fans surprisingly pop huge for the match while Gail crawls to the cover.

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MARYSE GETS THE SHOULDER UP, SAVING HER TITLE!

Gail looks up at the referee, hands on hips as she kneels on the mat, the fans cheer her on as she stands up and picks her opponent up. Kim Irish-whips Maryse into the corner and follows her in, the challenger elbows Maryse in the side of the face before kneeing her in the gut. Kim looks out to the crowd and climbs to the second rope, the ever so popular punch and count begins. The fans count along as Kim punches with his right hand, she manages to get to seven but Maryse plays the party pooper – she uses her arms and thrusts Gail up and LAUNCHES HER OVER THE TOP ROPE TO THE FLOOR!!

The crowd respond with jeers as Maryse drops to her knees while Kim lies lifeless on the mat below. The referee begins counting and it seems that Kim isn’t going to make the ten count, but Maryse – some would say foolishly – breaks the count by sliding out of the ring and the referee has to start again. She walks over to Kim and picks her up and leans her on the apron, the champion wraps her hand around her opponent’s throat and tells her that she will never wear the WWE Divas Championship. A smile comes across Maryse’s face as she pulls Gail off the apron and throws her HEAD FIRST INTO THE BARRICDE!!

The crowd send a lot of heat to Maryse who just bends down and flips her hair, but in the process has to grab her neck from the pain of previous attacks. Maryse spends a fair amount of time taunting Gail on the mat before picking her up and sliding her into the ring. She slides in, following the champion and pins her by straddling her body like she usually does when it’s the end.

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GAIL KEEPS HER TITLE HOPES ALIVE!

Maryse immediately springs to her feet, stepping over Gail and getting in the face of the referee while the fans boo her. Maryse in the end just tells the referee to count correctly and shoves her hand in his face, instructing him to be quite before turning round and into Gail’s hands as she rolls her up in a Small Package!

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MARYSE ROLLS OUT OF THE PIN AND AWAY FROM GAIL!

Both Divas get up pretty quickly, but Maryse takes the first strike as she kicks Gail in the mid-section before going for The French Kiss but while she’s bending down to flip her hair, Kim spins out of it, keeping a hold of her arm and trying TO CONNECT WITH THE EAT DEFEAT! BUT MARYSE SPINS OUT AND CONNECTS WITH THE FRENCH TKO!


WINNER AND STILL WWE DIVAS CHAMPIONSHIP: MARYSE @ 9.24

Maryse climbs off Gail, and stays on her knees for a couple of seconds, regaining her breath. The referee is handed the belt, and he hands the WWE Divas Champion to Maryse who clutches it to her chest. Gail is spark out, not moving an inch while Maryse stands up, she places a foot on Gail’s stomach and raises the belt over her head.

Jim Ross:
Maryse successfully defends her WWE Divas Championship here tonight against a tough opponent in Gail Kim. She proved tonight, that she can wrestle; she can compete with a skilled Diva like Gail Kim.

Michael Cole:
I have to hand it to Maryse, she done extremely well to win this match. I truly thought she was going to lose when Kim nearly connected with Eat Defeat.

King:
Maryse was smart enough to spin out and then connect with the French TKO, which we haven’t seen for a while. That and the French Kiss are a deadly combination, either can put an opponent down, we witnessed that tonight.

Maryse is backing up the ramp while the referee checks on Gail, she walks backwards holding up her championship.

We now cut backstage, where The Rated R Superstar, Edge is walking down a corridor. The crowd erupt with a huge mixed reaction, leaning more towards boos. Edge doesn’t react whatsoever, he’s focused on his match tonight, he walks past a few WWE Superstars who just stare at him.

Jim Ross:
Ladies and gentleman, up next, the World Heavyweight Championship match. Edge and John Cena face off for the right to be called the best, the last time these two will meet in singles competition and it’s for the World Championship. Before the match begins ladies and gentleman, let’s take a look at how this feud began and how this match came about.

***

The video begins with a blank screen while “Running Up That Hill” by Placebo begins to play...

The slow paced intro of the song accompanies shots of Cena and Edge staring at each other in the ring


Triple H: (voice over) I’ve been in the ring with both men, and they both have the same goal, to be the best.

Jeff Hardy: (voice over) I’ve never seen anyone as dedicated as John Cena.

Christian: (voice over) Edge will do anything to be World Champion and prove that he’s the best.

Shawn Michaels: (voice over) These two have a rivalry which has spanned years, a rivalry which reaches the heights of myself and Triple H, The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant, Ric Flair and Randy Savage.


The slow beat of the intro continues while the fans look on as Cena and Edge continue to stare at each other from opposite sides of the ring...

Jim Ross: (voice over) Everybody wants it. Everybody in this company, if your goal isn’t to be World Champion, then you know where the door is. These two men know what it’s like to be World Champion, they have respect for each other but that doesn’t mean they like each other.

Edge: (voice over) The World Heavyweight Championship is my reason for living. It encompasses my whole career; I’ve worked every day for my dream of being World Champion.

John Cena: (voice over) The feeling of being World Champion is something you can’t take for granted. The feeling of walking out to ten thousand or more people as World Champion, is... it’s unreal.


The lyrics begin and accompany the melodic beat of the song...

“Doesn’t hurt me...”

Shot of Edge losing a WWE Championship match, looking dejected...

“You want to feel how it feels...”

Shot of John Cena becoming WWE Champion

Swift view of Edge sitting in the ring, alone, dejected...


“You want to hear about the deal I’m making...

Footage of Edge climbing the ladder and pulling the Money in the Bank briefcase down...

“You be running up that hill...”

Quick fire shots of Edge winning the WWE Tag Team Championship...

And another winning the WWE Intercontinental Championship...


“You and me be running up that hill...”

Shot of Cena defeating Big Show and becoming WWE United States Champion...

Footage of Cena winning the WWE Championship against JBL before celebrating with the fans...


“And if I only could...”

Shot of Edge staring at Cena who holds the WWE Championship...

“Make a deal with God... and get him to swap our places”

Slow motion footage of Edge cashing in his briefcase on Cena and winning the WWE Championship...

“Be running up that road...”

“Be running up that hill...”

“Be running up that building...”


Footage of Cena and Edge going face to face...

“But see how deep the bullet lies...”

Jim Ross: (Voice over) One of the biggest rivalries in WWE history and it’s all about the World Championship...

“There is thunder in our hearts...”

Footage of Edge and Cena trading blows in slow motion...

Now we cut to WrestleMania 25, Cena staring across at Edge who holds up the World Heavyweight Championship...


“If I only could...”

Shot of Cena staring up at the World Title as Edge holds it up”

“Make a deal with god... and get him to swap our places...”

Footage of Cena holding up the World Heavyweight Championship at the end of the night...

“Be running up that road...”
“Be running up that hill...”
“Be running up that building...”


Shot of Edge realizing he has lost the thing he has worked for his whole career...

“If I only could, oh...”

Shot of Edge and Cena facing off, nose to nose...

John Cena: (voice over) The final encounter... for the World Heavyweight Championship...

Edge: (voice over) Just you and me... one on one... for the World Heavyweight Championship...

Quick fire shots of Edge defending his World Title against The Undertaker...

Shots of Cena defending his Title against the likes of Shawn Michaels...


“C’mon baby...”

“Let me steal this moment from you...”


Final shot of Cena holding the World Heavyweight Championship in the air as Edge stares on from the ramp...

“And if I only could... make a deal with God...”

Again, we see Edge and Cena nose to nose, ready to fight...

(echoing) “If I only could...”

The final parting show of the World Heavyweight Championship being hoisted in the air as we fade away...

(echoing) “Be running up that hill...”

***

After the video package ends, we’re back in the arena where the fans are waiting in anticipation.

‘YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME...’

*METALINGUS*


Smoke shoots up from the stage and the fans react with another huge mixed reaction, again leaning towards boos as The Rated R Superstar, Edge walks out from behind the smoke. He bounces on top of the stage, and runs his hands through his hair a couple of times, he walks to either side of the stage before walking down the ramp. It’s not his usual black and red attire that we’re used to, Edge is wearing a blue pair of tights.

Jim Ross:
A huge reaction for the challenger to the World Heavyweight Championship, The Rated R Superstar will face off against John Cena and he looks extremely focused.

King:
This is the biggest match of the evening from SmackDown, and both men will put it all on the line for the World Heavyweight Championship.

Michael Cole:
Edge has faced off against John Cena many times before, we’ve seen them compete in TLC match but that does not compare to the big match feel tonight.

Jim Ross:
Edge and John Cena are multiple times WWE and World Heavyweight Champions, they are two sure fire Hall of Famers, like Shawn Michaels mentioned in the video, this is on the same level as Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage, HBK and Triple H and Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock.

Edge jogs the last bit of the ramp, and slides into the ring, he stays down for a couple of seconds before getting to his feet. The Rated R Superstar walks across the ring and climbs up the turnbuckle, he raises his hands in the air and surveys the audience before dropping down and waiting for his opponent.

The crowd start up a huge CE-NA chant as the champion is making Edge and the fans wait in suspense for a few extra seconds. Until...


*MY TIME IS NOW...*

A massive, massive pop erupts from the hometown crowd in tonight, as the World Heavyweight Champion, JOHN CENA runs out onto the stage, with the World Title around his stomach. The continue in their attempt to take the roof off the arena as Cena jogs to each side of the stage, pointing at the title before walking to the centre of the stage. He’s wearing his usual blue jeans and his usual blue t-shirt as he salutes at the camera, we can hear Cena saying ‘good to be home’ before sprinting down the ramp.

Jim Ross:
Listen to these fans! They are going crazy for their hometown hero, John Cena. The World Heavyweight Champion looks fired up tonight, he looks ready to defend his championship.

Michael Cole:
He certainly does, John Cena looks extremely fired up, while on the other hand Edge looks extremely calm, looking really focused on this upcoming match.

King:
I honestly can’t wait for this, this is a huge match, with huge repercussions, John Cena and Edge – the final battle for the richest prize on SmackDown. I can’t wait.

The World Heavyweight Champion slides into the ring and quickly rises to his feet, he stops and glances at Edge before turning to run the ropes, getting a feel of them before stopping on his final run and throwing his cap to the audience and raising his hands in the air. Cena retreats to his corner, opposite his opponent for the evening.

*BELL RINGS...*

Justin Roberts steps forward with a microphone in his hand as Edge stares at his opponent, while Cena looks around the arena.

Justin Roberts:
The following contest is scheduled for one fall... and it is for THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP!

Huge cheer arises from the crowd.

Justin Roberts:
Introducing first... from Toronto, Ontario Canada... weighing in at two hundred and forty one pounds... he is a former four time World Heavyweight Champion... The Rated R Superstar... EDGE!

The Boston crowd respond with a huge mixed reaction while Edge simply steps forward and raises his hands in to the sky, still keeping his eyes focused on Cena, who unclips the back of his belt.

Justin Roberts:
And from West Newbury, Massachusetts... weighing in at two hundred and fifty one pounds... he is the World Heavyweight Champion... JOHN CENA!

The current champion steps forward, turning around to the hard camera, and raises the title above his head, as the crowd cheer him on loudly. He then retreats back to his corner, the referee walks over and asks for his belt. Cena obliges and hands him the title, Cena then takes his shirt off and throws it into the crowd. The referee shows the belt to Edge before standing in the centre of the ring and raising it to the ceiling.

The ref then hands the title to ringside before walking over to Edge and feeling his tights and boots, before feeling his wrist tape to see if there is anything hidden. He walks over to Cena and does the same, and finds nothing so he then rings for the bell and we’re off!


World Heavyweight Championship
John Cena defends against Edge


The crowd are trying to take the arena off with their voices as the champion and the challenger stay in their corners. The two men stare at each other, neither man moving an inch, until the World Heavyweight Champion makes the first move, beginning to circle, Edge does the same but then both man stop and then they walk towards each other. The crowd anticipate the two coming to blows as Cena and Edge are nose to nose, they then put their foreheads against each other, both men talking something. We can hear Cena saying ‘you wanna’ be World Champ, you gotta’ go through me, while Edge simply says nothing, instead he throws up a hand AND SLAPS THE TASTE OUT OF CENA’S MOUTH!

OHHH! The crowd say, as Edge simply stares at Cena, who has recoiled with the force of the slap, the champion rubs his cheek while looking out at the arena. He nods and says ‘okay’. Edge has backed off while Cena turns to face him and says ‘so that’s how you want to play it’, the two men start to circle again, but then fast walk forward to each other and they lock up! Both men jockey for position, until Cena powers Edge backwards, all the way back into the corner. The referee gets involved, calling for a clean break, which Cena obliges and backs a step away, his hands up UNTIL HE GETS SOME PAYBACK AND SLAPS EDGE RIGHT IN THE MOUTH!

Massive cheers from the crowd as Cena gives Edge some payback, Edge feels his mouth as Cena backs away and tells Edge to ‘bring it’. Edge walks out of the corner and they go to lock up again, but Edge is one step ahead as he knees Cena in the gut! The Rated R Superstar grabs Cena by the back of the head and runs with him into the corner, knocking his skull off the top turnbuckle! Edge turns Cena into the corner then, and knees him in the gut again before Irish-whipping him to the opposite one. Cena extends his hands, putting them on the top turnbuckle, stopping himself from hitting them but he doesn’t realize Edge is close behind... AS CENA TURNS AROUND AND EDGE FOR A SPEAR BUT HE SIDE STEPS AND EDGE RUNS INTO THE TURNBUCKLE! Edge staggers around right into Cena’s grasp, he HOISTS HIM ONTO HIS SHOULDERS BUT EDGE SQUIRMS OUT OF THE POSITION AND BOTH MEN STARE OFF!

Cena wipes the sweat from his forehead while the two start to circle again before locking up again. Edge this time, he pushes Cena into the corner but the referee calls for a clean break. The Rated R Superstar backs away for a second before AGAIN, SLAPPING CENA ACROSS THE FACE! Another slap! Cena looks into the crowd, and feels his chin, Cena’s had enough though as he turns to face Edge and grabs him by the back of the legs TAKING HIM DOWN AND LAYING INTO HIM WITH PUNCH AFTER PUNCH! The referee counts up to four, and Cena eventually gets off of Edge, and starts to stomp on him, the rage starting to get the better of Cena, eventually the referee has to get physically involved and pulls Cena away. The Rated R Superstar rolls out of the ring while Cena listens to the referees instructions, but then the champion side steps the referee and baseball slides out of the ring. Cena jogs around to Edge, but The Rated R Superstar turns around, kneeing Cena in the gut, the champion keels over and gets clubbed in the back and Edge then rolls him into the ring.

Cena quickly gets up, while Edge slides into the ring, John catches Edge as he gets up with a right hand to the face and then a knee to the stomach. John backs Edge into the ropes and Irish-whips him but Edge reverses, sending the champion rebounding off the ropes WHO CATCHES EDGE WITH A FLYING SHOULDER BLOCK! Edge quickly gets up, Cena runs at him again, hitting another shoulder block! Again, Edge gets up, this time Cena connects with a huge clothesline and goes for the cover!

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EDGE KICKS OUT!

Cena quickly gets up, he expected Edge to kick out and he pick him up, puts Edge’s arm across his neck and HOISTS HIM INTO THE AIR... CENA HOLDS EDGE UP AND PLANTS HIM WITH A DELAYED SUPLEX! Cena hooks the leg.

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THE RATED R SUPERSTAR KICKS OUT!

Cena uses the second rope to pull himself up, he roars out to the crowd, gaining a huge response from the fans. The World Champion measures Edge, he nails him in the gut with a kick, Edge keels over while Cena runs behind him, he rebounds off the ropes, running at the back of Edge... BEFORE GOING OLD SCHOOL AND CONNECTING THE THROWBACK! WE HAVEN’T SEEN THAT FOR A WHILE AS CENA GOES FOR THE COVER.

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THE CHALLENGER KEEPS HIS TITLE HOPES ALIVE!

The World Champion rises to his feet, he glances at the referee before picking Edge up, but Edge nails Cena out of nowhere with a punch to the stomach. Edge backs him onto the ropes and sends him running, Cena reverses however, and connects with A SIT DOWN HIP TOSS! Cena gets up quickly, roaring out to the crowd again, gaining another huge reaction. Edge gets to his feet but is nailed by a ferocious clothesline! Cena then does something strange, he exits the ring and heads to the top rope! Edge climbs to his feet, but keeled over holding his back and stomach, then CENA SOARS THROUGH THE AIR, LOOKING FOR A LEG DROP TO THE BACK OF EDGE’S NECK... BUT THE RATED R SUPERSTAR DODGES THE LEG DROP!

Cena grabs the back of his legs, feeling them trying to get some feel back into them. The champion rises to his knees but Edge sprints at him, CONNECTING WITH A KNEE TO THE HEAD! The Rated R Superstar drops down to the mat, hooking Cena’s leg and going for the cover.

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CENA KICKS OUT!

Edge doesn’t waste any time, trying to keep his momentum going, he rises to his feet while pulling Cena up with him. Edge grabs Cena’s arm and whips him into the corner, he then sprints at Cena, looking for a clothesline but Cena side steps and sets off running. He rebounds off the ropes, looking for a clothesline of his own but Edge ducks and CONNECTS WITH A FLAPJACK WHEN CENA REBOUNDS! The crowd worry as Edge scrambles into the cover.

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CENA KEEPS HIS TITLE FOR NOW!

The Rated R Superstar climbs to his feet and tells the referee to do his job, but then turns back to Cena and kicks him in the side. Edge looks around the arena and gets some heat from the crowd, after the slaps to Cena earlier on; the crowd have completely turned on him. The challenger goes to pick Cena up, who is now on his knees but he fires back with a couple of right hands from a knelt position to Edge’s stomach. The champion climbs to his feet now, and lands a couple of unanswered punches to his opponent’s mouth. Edge desperately lands a knee to the stomach of Cena, he grabs the back of his head and goes to throw him over the top rope! But CENA LANDS ON THE APRON AND HOLDS ONTO THE ROPES, KEEPING HIMSELF ON THE APRON! But from out of nowhere Edge HITS A DROP KICK TO CENA... AND HE FALLS OF THE APRON, FLYING OVER AND CONNECTS WITH THE BARRICDE!

Edge climbs out onto the apron, he measures Cena, who climbs to his feet, turns around to see Edge soaring at him looking for an axe handle smash but Cena catches Edge BEFORE DROPPING HIM CHEST FIRST ONTO THE TOP OF THE BARRICDE! Both men lie down on the mat, Cena regaining his breath while Edge holds onto his chest in pain, the crowd then start a ‘CE-NA’ chant which gets Cena to his knees. Cena gets to his feet now, and instead of letting the referee count him and Edge out and regaining the title, he slides into the ring before rolling back out, breaking the count. The Rated R Superstar uses the barRicde to get to his feet, and Cena grabs him when he turns round, Irish-whipping him... but Edge reverses... SENDING CENA INTO THE STEEL STEPS!

The sound of Cena hitting the steel rings around the arena, making the fans gasp while Edge simply rests on the barRicde. The Rated R Superstar walks over to Cena before picking him up and rolling him into the ring. Edge follows suit, scampering to the cover.

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CENA GETS THE SHOULDER UP!

Edge sits up and runs his hands through his hair, he climbs to his feet and walks to the corner, The Rated R Superstar then climbs up the turnbuckle and waits for Cena to get to his feet. Edge dives from the top, looking for a cross body BUT CENA CATCHES HIM IN MID AIR AND TURNS IT INTO A POWER SLAM! Cena hook the leg!

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EDGE ROLLS THE SHOULDER!

Both men lie next to each other for a couple of seconds before Cena sits up, and he uses the ropes to pull himself up. The champion turns around, walks over to Edge and picks him up. Cena grabs Edge’s arm and sends him into the corner via an Irish-whip. John quickly follows him and connects with a nice clothesline in the corner, Edge staggers out while Cena sets off running again, rebounding off the ropes and hitting another clothesline! Cena measures The Rated R Superstar as he starts to climb to his feet, Cena again sets off running AND CONNECTS WITH A CLOTHESLINE BUT A FLYING ONE THIS TIME! CENA GRABS THE RIGHT LEG AND HOOKS IT!

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EDGE KICKS OUT!

Cena’s mouth gapes at the kick out, but he continues his momentum by picking Edge up and whipping him into the corner again. Edge hits the corner a bit harder and staggers out, and Cena senses a chance here as he sprints at The Rated R Superstar but EDGE TRIPS CENA UP WITH A DROP-TOE-HOLD AND JOHN GOES FACE FIRST INTO THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE! Edge kneels on the mat, watching as Cena tries to regain his bearings but Edge decides to take advantage and pushes Cena into the corner. Edge connects with a couple of right hands before levelling him with an elbow to the side of the head! Edge bends down and hoists Cena onto the top rope! The fans wonder what Edge has planned, only Edge knows as he climbs onto the second rope. He hooks Cena’s arm around his neck, then RISES TO THE TOP ROPE... AND PLANTS HIM WITH A SUPERPLEX! THE FANS REACT IN AWE AS CENA AND EDGE HIT THE MAT HARD! EDGE RESTS FOR A SECOND BEFORE COVERING HIS OPPONENT!

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CENA KICKS OUT!

A huge cheer comes from the crowd as Cena saves his title, but Edge sits up and runs his hands through his air. The Rated R Superstar glances back at Cena, snarls at him before climbing to his feet, he walks over to the corner and bends down, the crowd start booing as Edge is preparing for The Spear. Cena’s hometown fans attempt to warn him but it’s no use, he climbs to his feet, oblivious to Edge behind him in the corner. The Rated R Superstar THEN SETS OFF... LOOKING FOR THE SPEAR BUT CENA SIDE STEPS AND EDGE GOES SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RING POST! Cena regains his bearings while Edge staggers out, holding his shoulder AND HIS HOISTED ONTO CENA’S SHOULDERS! ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT... NO... EDGE GRABS ONTO THE TOP ROPE... ONLY TO BE FLIPPED OVER THE ROPES AND ONTO THE FLOOR! Cena falls to his ass, and breathes heavily while Edge writhes around on the mat below, clenching his teeth in pain. The champion slides out of the ring, and picks Edge’s lifeless body off the ground and sends him into the ring squared circle. Cena scampers in, and crawls to the cover, hooking the leg.

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EDGE KEEPS HIS TITLE HOPES ALIVE!

Cena sits up, looking shocked at Edge kicked out, and the fans are too as they gasp. The World Heavyweight Champion climbs to his feet, he picks Edge up and sends his biggest rival into the turnbuckle. The Rated R Superstar staggers out, and gets kicked in the gut before being planted with a Fishermans Suplex! Cena rolls onto his stomach and crawls on top of Punk and the referee starts counting.

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THE RATED R SUPERSTAR GETS THE SHOULDER UP!

John rolls off of Edge, he crawls over to the bottom rope and grabs the second, picking himself up, using the top for extra support when he’s on his feet. Edge meanwhile has turned onto his stomach and got to his knees, Cena walks over to Edge but the challenger reaches up and pokes Cena in the eye! Cena staggers away while holding his eye, the crowd meanwhile boo the shit out of Edge, but he doesn’t care as he gets up and sprints at Edge connecting with a chop block to Cena’s knee! Edge continues his momentum, he walks over to the back of Cena and PLANTS HIM WITH THE EDGE-O-MATIC! It’s been a while since we’ve seen that and Edge quickly covers Cena!

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CENA KICKS OUT!

The Rated R Superstar keeps his momentum going, picking Cena up and Irish-whipping him into the corner. Edge sprints at Cena, but gets two boots stuck in his face! Edge staggers away while holding his mouth, he staggers to about the middle of the ring but then turns around swiftly and sprints at Cena, but Cena was sprinting already and THE TWO KNOCK ACCIDENTLY HEAD BUTT EACH OTHER!

Both men are out cold, neither man are moving, the referee checks on both before starting to count to ten. The fans start a huge CE-NA chant, and that spurs him on, getting to his knees, but Edge has done the same, the two men standing up together. Cena and Edge then face off with numerous punches in the classic ‘YAY BOO YAY BOO YAY BOO’! This continues for at least ten seconds until Cena gets a couple unanswered shots in, he eventually backs Edge into the corner, and Irish-whips him, only to be reversed! Cena rebounds off the ropes AND CATCHES EDGE WITH A HUGE SHOULDER BLOCK! Edge gets up quickly only to be planted with another shoulder block! Another one this time, but a FLYING ONE THIS TIME! Edge gets up again, and swings wildly which Cena ducks and catches Edge with A HUGE SPINOUT SLAM!

The crowd are on their feet as they know what’s coming, Cena gets up swiftly and stamps on the ground, reaches up before reaching down and telling Edge ‘you can’t see me’. The World Heavyweight Champion then runs the ropes and hits Edge WITH THE FIVE KNUCKLE SHUFFLE! Cena again gets up quickly, he pulls his shorts up a little as he bends down, measuring Edge who’s getting to his feet! Cena hoists Edge ONTO HIS SHOULDERS AND CONNECTS WITH THE ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT! COVER!

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EDGE KEEPS HIS TITLE HOPES GOING!

OH MY GOD EXCLAIMS J.R AS CENA SITS UP, SHOCKED BY THE KICK OUT! The fans groan but gasp as well in shock. Cena wipes the sweat from his forehead, he looks around the arena before saying ‘a second time’, the champion uses the ropes to pull himself to his feet and he starts to measure his challenger. The Rated R Superstar slowly, ever so slowly, turns over on his stomach and climbs to his feet only to be grabbed by the arm AND HOISTED ONTO CENA’S SHOULDER... A SECOND ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT... NO... EDGE ELBOWS CENA OVER AND OVER IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD! CENA HAS TO PUT EDGE DOWN, AS HE STAGGERS AROUND THE RING HOLDING HIS FACE... ONLY TO BE SPEARED BY EDGE! Edge falls to his knees and crawls over to the champion, he slowly but surely lies on top of him and hooks the leg!

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THE FANS POP HUGELY AS CENA KICKS OUT!

The Rated R Superstar stares into the ceiling, Cena meanwhile holds onto his stomach as the referee tells everyone it was just a two count. Edge sits up, and runs his hands through his hair, looking extremely pissed off at Cena for kicking out. Edge climbs to his feet, grabs Cena by the head and pulls him to his feet, before whipping him into the corner. Edge walks over to Cena, he connects with a couple of right hands, before bending down and hoisting the champion onto the top rope! But Cena extends his leg, kicking Edge away, he then steps onto the top rope, and SOARS THROUGH THE AIR... LOOKING FOR AN AXE HANDLE SMASH BUT EDGE CATCHES HIM IN MID AIR AND TAKES HIM DOWN TO THE MAT... BEFORE LOCKING IN THE EDGECATOR!

EDGE IS PULLING OUT ALL THE TOPS TONIGHT, HE WRENCHES THE HOLD, BENDING DOWN FURTHER AND FUTHER TO INFLICT MORE PAIN! Edge pulls Cena into the middle of the ring, to avoid him getting a hold of the ropes! The crowd start a huge CE-NA chant, trying to get the hometown hero fired up, Cena keeps his rubbing his face, visibly in huge amounts of pain. The referee asks him over and over if he wants to quit but Cena simply says ‘no’. The champions hopes of retaining the belt are slipping away as he raises his hand and looks as if he is going to tap out... but CENA STOPS HALF WAY DOWN TO HUGE CHEERS! Cena grits his teeth and uses all his strength to raise his chest off the ground, before crawling over to the ropes, dragging Edge along... AND HE MAKES IT... GRABBING THE BOTTOM ROPE! AND THE REFEREE USES THE FIVE COUNT TO GET EDGE TO DROP THE HOLD!

Edge curses his luck, he stands up and kicks Cena in the side before kicking the ropes in frustration. The Rated R Superstar looks down at Cena, and then walks over to the furthest away corner, only to bend down and measure Cena... THE CROWD BOO AS EDGE IS LOOKING FOR THE SPEAR... CENA USES THE ROPES TO CLIMB TO HIS FEET AND HE STAGGERS AROUND... SPEAR... NO! CENA CONNECTS WITH A DROP-TOE-HOLD AND QUICKLY LOCKS IN THE STF!

The crowd cheer loudly, hoping that Edge will, tap as does Cena, who screams out, wrenching it over and over. CENA GRITS HIS TEETH, PULLING EDGE’S NECK BACK, INFLICTING MORE DAMAGE! EDGE HOWEVER IS CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE ROPES... AND REACHES OUT BUT CAN’T REACH IT! HE EDGES (no pun intended) TOWARDS IT AND GRABS THE BOTTOM ONE! Cena breaks the hold and rolls off of Edge’s back, he lies on his own back, looking up into the ceiling of the arena, regaining his breath while Edge buries his head into the mat, looking in extreme pain. The Rated R Superstar rolls onto his back, while Cena climbs to his feet, using the ropes for support. The World Heavyweight Champion picks Edge up, and Irish-whips him into the corner, Cena follows him in and climbs onto the second rope. Cena reaches up with his fist, getting a huge cheer from the crowd, and then punches the top of his head over and over! Cena reaches ten before the referee reaches up and instructs Cena to get down. When he does, the referee pulls Cena away and gives him a lecture. Cena returns to Edge but gets a kick in the gut for his trouble!

Edge grabs Cena by the head and throws him into the corner, the two men switching positions. The Rated R Superstar connects with a right hand before hoisting Cena onto the top rope. Edge climbs onto the second one, he then goes for another super plex! But Cena hooks his leg under the metal bar of the turnbuckle, then elbows the challenger and he falls to the mat below. Cena stands up on the top rope and soars through the air LOOKING FOR ANOTHER AXE HANDLE SMASH... ONLY TO SPEARED IN MID-AIR! OH MY GOD EXCLAIMS J.R AND COLE AS THE FANS GASP, EDGE SLOWLY THEN DRAPES ONE ARM OVER CENA’S CHEST! IT’S OVER!

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CENA KICKS OUT TO A MASSIVE, MASSIVE CHEER!

THE COMMENTATORS GO APESHIT AT THE ANNOUNCE BOOTH AS THE FANS DO THE SAME! No movement from Edge however, he just takes his hand off Cena’s chest and lies beside the champion. Both men look exhausted, neither making a move to get up. Finally we see some substantial movement, as Edge crawls along the mat, he grabs the ropes and uses them to climb to his feet. Edge rests against them, breathing heavily, looking extremely confused, trying to figure out how to put Cena down. The Rated R Superstar uses the ropes and pulls himself along to the corner, and bends down... looking for another Spear to end the match! The World Heavyweight Champion is just stirring now, he rolls onto his stomach and gets to his knees. Eventually, with Edge chomping at the bit, he climbs to his feet... AND TURNS AROUND RIGHT INTO ANOTHER SPEAR... NO... CENA DIVES OUT OF THE WAY AND EDGE RUNS RIGHT INTO THE CORNER!

Cena and Edge are now at opposite sides of the ring, they both run at each other but both go for a flying cross body! The two men collide, stomachs smacking against each other, and the both of them hit the mat with a thud. The referee begins counting to ten, we see no movement until the five second mark, both men get to their feet and meet in the centre of the ring. They then conduct the classic ‘YAY NAY YAY NAY’ again until Edge gets a couple of unanswered shots in, backing Cena to the ropes. The Rated R Superstar goes to whip the champion, only to be reversed, but Cena keeps a hold of Edge’s arm and pulls him back and HOISTS HIM ONTO HIS SHOULDERS... ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT! EDGE IS PLANTED WITH SUPREME FORCE! CENA DIVES TO THE COVER!

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ANOTHER HUGE REACTION FROM THE FANS, TOTALLY IN AWE OF WHAT THEY ARE WATCHING!

Cena sits up, staring out into his home crowd tonight, he wipes the sweat from his forehead, glances at his biggest rival, before nodding at him. Edge seems to spark out, so Cena crawls to the ropes, and like Edge before, uses them to get to his feet. The champion walks over to the challenger, and brings him to his feet, he then Irish-whips him into the corner! Cena is in the opposite corner, and sets off running, looking for a clothesline but Edge moves out of the way! Another swing of momentum as Edge hoists Cena onto the top rope! The Rated R Superstar climbs onto the top rope, and looks to be going for a super plex! BUT THE FANS CHEER AS CENA GRABS EDGE BETWEEN THE LEGS... AND USES ALL HIS STRENGTH TO LIFT HIM ONTO HIS SHOULDERS... CENA STANDS ON THE SECOND ROPE... EDGE ON HIS SHOULDERS... BREATHES HEAVILY BEFORE FLYING OFF THE ROPES, LANDING AN ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT FROM THE SECOND ROPE! Cena slowly crawls to the cover, as the fans cheer wildly, the referee begins his count!

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WINNER AND STILL WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION – JOHN CENA @ 21.56

*MY TIME IS NOW*

Justin Roberts:
Here is your winner... AND STILL WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION... JOHN CENA!

JOHN CENA HAS DONE IT! HE’S RETAINING THE CHAMPIONSHIP! The fans give both men a round of applause as they both are down in the centre of the ring. The referee grabs Cena’s World Title, and brings it into the ring, he kneels beside Cena, who sits up and is handed his belt. He looks down at it, and then rests his forehead against it, breathing heavily and holding his stomach.

Jim Ross:
What a match! These two great competitors, these two great rivals, they put on a show here tonight, and Edge shouldn’t be disappointed, he and John Cena took each to their limits. What a great match!

Michael Cole:
Look at all of these fans, both men are getting a standing ovation, they put it all on the line, no gimmicks, just two men facing off, one on one for the World Heavyweight Championship.

King:
I have to admit, the WWE Championship match will have to go a long way to top that.

Jim Ross:
Both men look like they’ve been through a car crash!

The World Heavyweight Champion walks over to the turnbuckle, he climbs onto the second rope and raises the belt to the sky. He drops down and slides underneath the ropes, as Edge is sitting up, with help from the referee. The champion walks over to the barRicde and we see him hugging his Father who was in attendance tonight. They share a word but we don’t hear it. The champion then looks inside the ring, and sees Edge climbing to his feet. He slides underneath the ropes, and stands up, the two men share a look, they stare at each other, neither man making a move, until CENA EXTENDS HIS HAND! Edge looks apprehensive at first, he looks around the arena, who are wondering what Edge is going to do, The Rated R Superstar glances at John’s hand... AND EVENTUALLY SHAKES IT! A MASSIVE CHEER FOR THAT!

Jim Ross:
A great show of respect between these two competitors, what a way to end this great rivalry.

The World Champion holds his greatest rivals hand in the air, before taking one last stand on the top turnbuckle, raising the belt in the air, meanwhile Edge staggers back and rests in the corner. Cena leaves the ring, the side nearest the announce tables and high fives a bunch of fans. Edge meanwhile, he walks into the centre of the ring and looks out into the fans, who were booing him for most of the match are now giving him a good round of applause.

But then it turns to boo’s as WE SUDDENLY SEE THE BIG SHOW STEP OVER THE TOP ROPE AND CLUB EDGE FROM BEHIND! MEANWHILE, VICKIE GUERRERO DIRECTS TRAFFIC FROM THE RAMP.


Jim Ross:
What is this! The Big Show has no right to be out here, don’t ruin a great end to a great match like this!

King:
I get a feeling this is Vickie’s work!

Show has Edge on the mat, he stomps on him repeadtedly until Vickie instructs him to go for a Choke slam, he picks Edge up BUT JOHN CENA SLIDES INTO THE RING AND PULLS SHOW TO AROUND TO FACE HIM! Cena hits a multiple right hands, before running backwards, bouncing off the ropes AND CONNECTING WITH A FLYING SHOULDER BLOCK! Show is still on his feet, but he staggers around... RIGHT INTO A SPEAR!

Vickie is absolutely livid as she screams on the mat below, looking up at her former husband standing above Show. Cena and Edge stand tall at the end of the attack by Show, showing a united front, Cena and Edge shake hands one more time before Cena exits the ring.


*METALINGUS*

The music of Edge blares out while he stands above Show, he glances at Vickie, who stares back with a look that could kill.

Jim Ross:
Things backfired for Vickie and Big Show tonight, John Cena and Edge showed a united front to quell the threat of Show, and make sure the end of this match wasn’t tainted by someone who wasn’t even involved in this PPV.

King:
And I’m glad. Vickie obviously felt things between her and her current husband aren’t over, I think she wanted Show to attack and possibly injure The Rated R Superstar.

Michael Cole:
Yeah, I’ve heard that Edge and Vickie’s divorce is close to being finalized, so maybe Vickie wanted to send a parting message to Edge.

Jim Ross:
Well... that parting message didn’t work.

Show rolls out of the ring, while Edge rests on the ropes, meanwhile Cena continues high fiving people on his way up the ramp.

***

It’s a blank screen, just darkness...

Male Narrator: It happens once a year... it’s time... to...

Vince McMahon appears on the screen, blackness behind him, smiling...

Vince McMahon: Shake things up again!

Vince fades away from screen...

Male Narrator: On Monday, May 4th, 2009... in a special Super Show featuring the Superstars of RAW...

We see quick fire shots of RAW Superstars hitting some finishing moves...

Male Narrator: And SmackDown...

Same thing again, but this time with SmackDown Superstars...

Male Narrator: World Wresting Entertainment brings you the 2009... WWE... Draft...

This time we get shots of Superstars from both brands staring into the camera...

Jim Ross: Ladies and gentleman... the WWE DRAFT!

A WWE Draft logo appears on the screen...

Male Narrator: The WWE Draft, a special three hour Super Show featuring Superstars from both brands. It’s

Vince McMahon: It’s time to shake things up again!


***

We’re back, but we’re not in the main arena, we are backstage at a catering table where the WWE Divas Champion, MARYSE, is. She grabs a bottle of water and takes a sip before going to walk away until she stops in her tracks. The camera pans out and see the WWE Women’s Champion, BETH PHOENIX standing in front of her. Maryse rolls her eyes.

Maryse:
I have places to be... so if z’you wouldn’t mind.

Maryse goes to side step Phoenix but she blocks her path.

Maryse:
I don’t know... what z’your problem is... but-

Beth Phoenix:
Let me tell you what my problem is, Maryse. My problem is I’m very confused why the WWE Divas Champion is on the show... while the holder of the more prestigious title isn’t.

Maryse smirks a little.

Maryse:
I’ll tell you why... C'est tout simplement parce que les gens veulent me voir. Considérant que, personne ne veut te voir, je suis le plus chaud Diva de la WWE, et je suis plus jolie que vous. Tous ces gens veulent me voir, parce que je suis le plus beau et le meilleur Diva dans cet anneau.

Beth doesn’t understand.

Maryse:
In case z’you didn’t get ‘zat... basically... unlike you, people actually want to see me, I’m the best looking Diva, and the best Diva in that ring.

Beth scoffs at the best diva line.

Beth Phoenix:
If you were the best Diva... then you would be holdin’ the WWE Women’s Championship, not a second rate piece of trash you call a title.

Maryse smirks a little.

Maryse:
Well this, second rate title was defended on PPV, unlike your title. So, with that in mind, Beth, come back when your worthy enough to be booked on PPV. Ciao.

Maryse smirks while she walks away, leaving Beth staring at her as she leaves.

We now fade away into another video package.


***

We fade in from blackness to a screaming arena where Randy Orton is clutching the World Heavyweight Championship to his chest, all the way back in two thousand four...

King: He’d done it, J.R... He’s done it!

Jim Ross: Randy Orton is the now the Youngest World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history.

Orton is now on the top rope, holding the championship in the air... fade to black...

The package comes back on with Randy Orton on the shoulders of The Animal Batista as Ric Flair and Triple H look up at him.


King: Look at this! A historic moment!

The two men give Randy the thumbs up but then Triple H turns his thumb upside down and the package then turns grey...

In slow motion, Batista plants Orton from his shoulders in an Electric Chair!

In slow motion again, we are seen Triple H on top of Orton throwing right fist after right fist...


King: What is this!? What is he doing!?

We fade away from this...

And come back to see Triple H pinning Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship in two thousand four...


Jim Ross: Triple H is the new World Heavyweight Champion!

Fade to black...

We’re at the Royal Rumble now and Randy Orton eliminates Triple H...

We’re now at No Way Out where Triple H has won the WWE Championship...


Randy Orton: (voiceover) At the Royal Rumble... I will face Triple H for the WWE Championship...

We get quick fire shots of Randy Orton punting Vince McMahon and then Shane McMahon in the skull... before RKO’ing Stephanie McMahon...

King: What has Randy Orton done!?

We now see Randy Orton in the middle of the ring with Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes before The Game, Triple H walks out from the back and walks down the ramp. He enters the ring, and brings out a sledgehammer before chasing Legacy all around the arena.

We now see Legacy escape in a limo, Triple H smashing the window of the car...


Triple H: (voiceover): Randy Orton crossed a line... he should not have messed with my family...

Fade to black as The Game watches the limo speed away...

Fade in at WrestleMania 25, with Triple H hitting the Pedigree to pin Orton...


Jim Ross: Triple H has defeated Orton!

We are now on the first RAW after WrestleMania, Triple H has just defeated Cody Rhodes but then is attacked by Randy Orton.

Randy Orton: I will take the WWE Championship...

We now see Orton defeating Kofi Kingston and getting a rematch scheduled for Backlash. Then Triple H attacks Orton, which results in a brawl until Ric Flair makes an appearance.

Ric Flair: At Backlash... it will be Randy Orton... versus... The Game... Triple H... for the WWE Championship... No... Holds... Barred!

We fade out now, and see Orton in the ring, but Triple H arrives and we witness the chase that went down on the last RAW.

We now see Randy Orton RKO’ing The Game on the concrete.

Now we witness Randy Orton defeat Shawn Michaels before Triple H returns at the end of the show.

But then Cody Rhodes appears to help Orton and we quickly cut to when Triple H was handcuffed.

Now we see the video of Orton and Legacy attacking Shane McMahon in his home before cutting back to the arena and seeing Orton staring at The Game.


‘See you Sunday’

***

In the arena, its silent for a couple of seconds until...

‘I HEAR VOICES IN MY HEAD...*

*VOICES...*


The arena absolutely erupts with heat as The Viper, RANDY ORTON, walks out from the back, into the cauldron of heat. The challenger to the WWE Championship ignores all the fans, his eyes focused on the ring, looking all business as he slowly walks down the ramp.

Michael Cole:
For months, Randy Orton has made Triple H’s life hell, and tonight Triple H gets his chance at revenge.

Jim Ross:
While that is true, Michael, Triple H isn’t completely innocent, he has done some terrible things as well. But that’s to be expected when the man you are rivals with attacked your family.

King:
Randy Orton started all of this, when he attacked Vince McMahon and then the rest of the McMahons, even attacking Triple H’s wife, Stephanie.

Michael Cole:
For Randy Orton it’s about the WWE Championship, for Triple H... it’s about getting revenge, and holding onto the championship.

King:
I can’t wait for this, No Holds Barred, here it comes.

Orton walks up the steel steps, and steps into the ring. Orton walks over to the turnbuckle, he stands on the second rope and simply stands, surveying the audience. The camera pans around Orton, before The Viper steps down and stands in his corner.

‘IT’S TIME TO PLAY THE GAME...’

*GAME...*


In contrast to Orton’s reaction, this reaction is all positive, it’s a huge, mega reaction for The Game, TRIPLE H. The WWE Champion walks on to the stage, wearing his usual trunks and black boots, the WWE Championship around his waist. Triple H stares down at the ring, at his rival, and then starts to walk down the ramp.

Michael Cole:
Triple H has the chance tonight, to gain retributions for everything, for his brother and father in law, for his wife, for himself, tonight – he gets his chance to teach Orton a lesson.

King:
Randy Orton feels Triple H started this, all the back in two thousand five, which is laughable, but he feels that he needs to ruin Triple H’s career.

Jim Ross:
Randy Orton feels that Triple H nearly ruined his career when they threw him out of Evolution but he’s been pretty successful in my opinion.

Triple H walks around the ring, takes a drink off his water and throws the empty bottle away, before climbing onto the apron. While he does this, The Viper waits in the far away corner, watching The Game as he spits his water out into the air. The WWE Champion steps into the ring, he looks at Orton while walking over to the turnbuckle, once he’s their he climbs onto the second rope and raises his hands in the air in his signature pose. However, while doing this, he doesn’t look at the crowd, instead he looks at Orton. Eventually, Triple H steps down and hands the referee his belt as Lillian Garcia steps forward.

*BELL RINGS...*

Lillian Garcia:
The following contest is A NO HOLDS BARRED MATCH... and is for the WWE Championship.

Huge cheer.

Lillian Garcia:
Introducing first... the challenger... from St. Louis, Missouri... weighing two hundred and thirty five pounds... he is a former two time WWE Champion... The Viper... RANDY ORTON!

Orton doesn’t move an inch, the fans boo him though.

Lillian Garcia:
And from Greenwich, Connecticut... weighing two hundred and fifty five pounds... he is the current WWE Champion... The Game... TRIPLE H!

Triple H, like his adversary, doesn’t budge; he just stares at his opponent.

WWE Championship – No Holds Barred
Triple H defends against Randy Orton


Triple H wastes no time, he makes a beeline for Orton, but The Viper thinks quickly, he drops to his stomach and rolls out of the ring. The Game quickly follows, but Orton knows that and he jogs around the side of the ring before sliding underneath the bottom rope. Triple H does the same, but Orton tries to take advantage, diving on top of The Game, the crowd boo this as Orton pummels Triple H on the back, right handed clubs over and over but Triple H powers out onto his feet, and takes Orton down with a double leg takedown! Right hand after right hand, the crowd cheering loudly as Orton tries to cover up, the blows are getting through however, the blocking just isn’t working.

But then, Randy Orton manages to turn the tables, turning Triple H onto his back and now he has The Game in a mounted position, and starts to club the head of Triple H. This results in boos from the crowd, but then they cheer as Triple H the tables! Triple H getting Orton on his back, clubbing him with blow after blow, until The Viper frantically reaches out and grabs onto the bottom rope and pulls himself out from underneath The Game and out of the ring! Triple H follows him out of the ring, and follows him around the ring, but Orton turns around and catches Triple H in the gut! The Viper grabs his rival by the back of the head and attempts to smash his skull off the steel steps BUT TRIPLE H PUTS HIS HANDS ON THE STEPS... BLOCKING THE SHOT... THEN TURNING THE TABLES... ELBOWING THE VIPER AND SMASHING HIS SKULL OFF THE STEPS!

The Game doesn’t waste any time however, he pulls Orton to his feet and throws him into the barRicde, his back hitting first, sending shockwaves through his whole body! Again, Triple H pulls The Viper to his feet, and knocks Orton’s head off the top of the barRicde! Orton staggers away, holding his head but is grabbed from behind by The Game and THEN IRISH-WHIPPED RIGHT INTO THE STEEL STEPS!

Orton is in a seated position on the mat, his back against the steps, wincing in pain. Triple H kneels in front of Orton and grabs him by the head, getting in The Vipers face! ‘You brought this on yourself’, ‘you made a huge mistake when you targeted by family’. The Game then pulls Orton’s head forward and SMASHES IT BACKWARDS OFF THE STEEL STEPS ONCE MORE! Triple H stands up, and stares down at Orton, he shakes his head before picking him up. The WWE Champion grabs Orton by the hand and tries to Irish-whip him but Orton reverses, and sends Triple H right into the barRicde. The Viper holds onto the back of his head, still feeling the pain from being smashed into the steps, he walks over to Triple H and picks him up before sliding him into the ring.

Orton doesn’t climb into the ring, he bends down and looks underneath the ring, and PICKS OUT A STEEL CHAIR! HE THROWS IT INTO THE RING, OVER THE TOP ROPE! Instead of climbing in, he looks underneath again AND THIS TIME BRINGS OUT A KENDO STICK! The Viper climbs into the ring, kendo stick still in his right hand, but drops it when he gets kneed in the gut! Triple H then PLANTS ORTON WITH A SNAP DDT! Triple H doesn’t go for the cover, he wants to inflict more pain, he picks up the steel steps and measures Orton. The Viper gets to his feet AND DUCKS THE STEEL CHAIR SHOT... and kicks Triple H in the stomach, The Game drops the chair, which Orton picks up AND SMASHES IT ACROSS THE BACK OF THE GAME!! He falls to the mat, and Orton quickly turns him over, looking for the cover.

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The crowd pop at the kick out, while Orton simply stands up and grabs the steel chair once more. The Viper measures The Game, waiting for him to get to his feet, and then GOES FOR A SHOT TO THE SKULL BUT TRIPLE H GRABS ORTON AND PLANTS HIM WITH A SPINNING SPINEBUSTER! The Game doesn’t go for the cover, instead he glances at the kendo stick before picking it up!

Orton is now on his stomach as Triple H WACKS HIM WITH THE STICK! RIGHT ACROSS THE BACK! TH FANS POP HUGELY AS ORTON WINCES IN PAIN! TRIPLE H ISN’T DONE THOUGH AS HE NAILS ORTON AGAIN WITH THE STICK, BEFORE GOING MENTAL, HITTING ORTON OVER TEN TIMES WITH THE STICK! The stick eventually snaps which leads Triple H to throw the stick out of the ring. Triple H then grabs Orton, and climbs on top of him, and hits him with a number of right hands. Eventually, the WWE Champion stands up and picks his rival up as well. He grabs him by the hand and Irish-whips him but Orton grabs onto the ropes, stopping himself from rebounding into a waiting Game. The WWE Champion runs at Orton, who bends over and FLIPS HIM OVER HIS BACK AND OUT OF THE RING!

The Viper kneels on the mat, looking down at The Game. He then slides out from underneath the ropes, he walks over to Triple H and picks him up, only to Irish-whip him but the WWE Champion reverses, sending Orton into the corner of the barRicde! Triple H runs forward, and CONNECTS WITH A CLOTHESLINE AND BOTH MEN FALL OVER THE BARRICDE, LANDING ON THE CONCRETE BEHIND! Orton and Triple H lie on the solid floor while the camera man climbs over the barRicde, with fans either side of them! First, Triple H gets to his feet and then pulls his rival up, he pulls Orton through the crowd, hitting him with right hands while doing so. We can hear the fans cheering and shouting things to them as Triple H pulls Orton through them.

But, Orton catches The Game with an elbow to the gut, and then rams him head first into the wall which has the elevated seats on top. The Games head smashes off of it, but Orton keeps a hold of him and walks him along the wall until they reach a gap where the stairs are, leading to the elevated seats. The Viper doesn’t climb them, instead he smashes The Game’s head against them! The crowd boo as Orton stands above Triple H. Orton then picks his opponent up, and the two men battle all the way to the bit closest t the stage! They both climb down from the seats and arrive on the stage, where Triple H kicks Orton in the gut, and RUNS HIM INTO THE TITAN TRON!

Orton’s head smashes off the tron, and he falls to the metal below, holding his forehead. Triple H meanwhile, kneels, regaining his breath. Triple H stands up, and roars out to the crowd, lifting his hands in the air, in his signature pose. The Game picks Orton up, kicks him in the stomach AND LOOKS FOR THE PEDIGREE... BUT ORTON SPINS OUT... AND CONNECTS WITH AN RKO... ON THE STAGE!!

Oh my god exclaims Michael Cole, the fans react in shock, before booing the actions of Orton, who holds onto the back of his head, showing that move hurt him as well. Finally, the challenger stands up, he knows that he can’t pin The Game on the stage, so he picks Triple H up, and walks his lifeless body to the ring, The Game falling every so often. When Orton reaches the ring, he slides The Game in and follows, going for the cover.

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TRIPLE H KICKS OUT!

The fans react with a huge cheer as The Game, the WWE Champion keeps his title and his hopes at revenge alive. Orton thinks for a moment, until coming up with an idea, he sees the broken pieces of the kendo stick at ringside, and says to Triple H ‘you wanna’ play it like that?’. The Viper drops to his stomach and rolls out of the ring, and walks over to the broken announcers desk, the three men stand up, but it’s Michael Cole that Orton wants. He instructs Cole to hand him his belt, Cole questions him which was a bad move as Orton grabs him and tells him to do it, Cole obliges and unclasps it before handing to the challenger. The three men retake their seats, at the broken announce desk as Orton walks back to the ring and climbs into it.

He circles Triple H, who is just starting to move a little after that RKO on the stage. Orton froths at the mouth, tensing all of his muscles, his eyes piercing into the heart of The Game. He extends the belt, before folding it once in half AND THEN WHIPPING IT ON TRIPLE H’S BACK! Huge boos from the crowd, but Orton isn’t done, HE HITS TRIPLE H AGAIN, WHO WINCES IN PAIN AND TRIES TO GET AWAY. But Orton follows him as Triple H crawls around the ring, HITTING HIM OVER AND OVER ON THE BACK WITH THE BELT! Orton stops for a moment, but then CLIMBS ON TRIPLE H’S BACK AND USES THE BELT TO CHOKE THE GAME! The referee can’t do anything since it’s No Holds Barred, the fans give Orton shit but he doesn’t care, he continues choking the life out of his rival.

After this, Orton throws the belt out of the ring, and then glances at The Game, before dropping to his stomach and punching the mat, pounding it, getting fired up for another RKO. The Game uses the ropes to stand up, and the cameras close in on the red marks across his back, he turns around... RIGHT INTO AN RKO... NO... TRIPLE H PUSHES ORTON OFF... HE REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES... KICK IN THE GUT... PEDIGREE!

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RANDY ORTON GETS THE SHOULDER UP!

The fans are shocked by Orton’s kick out, so they don’t cheer but they don’t boo either. Triple H sits up, he feels his back, wincing while he feels the marks all across his back. The Game looks around the ringside, before sliding out of the ring, he looks underneath the ring... and PULLS OUT A TABLE! The crowd cheer this despite seeing enough tables in the TLC match, he slides it into the ring, before climbing in himself. Orton is still down as he places it near the turnbuckle, setting it up, before going to Orton and bringing him to his feet and taking him into the corner. The Game places him in the corner, hits him with a couple of rights before hoisting him onto the top rope! Triple H climbs up, onto the second rope, he hooks Orton’s arm around his neck AND GOES FOR A SUPERPLEX... BUT ORTON HOOKS HIS LEG AROUND THE METAL BAR!

The Viper desperately elbows The Game in the side, and the WWE Champion teeters on the second rope, Orton then BRINGS HIS BOOT UP AND SMASHES IT IN THE FACE OF THE GAME... AND HE FALLS THROUGH THE TABLE! Orton rests for a moment on the top rope, while the fans boo furiously. The challenger lowers himself from the top, and bends down, and hooks the leg of his opponent.

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TRIPLE H KICKS OUT!

The fans pop massively, while Orton backs away from The Game, propping himself up in the corner, looking at his opponent with eyes wide. He looks at all the table parts lying around The Game before pulling himself out of the ring, he looks underneath, and PULLS OUT ANOTHER STEEL CHAIR! The Viper throws it over the top rope, he swiftly climbs in, and picks it up. Orton feels the steel in his hands, while Triple H crawls to the ropes, and slowly picks himself up. BUT HE TURNS AROUND... INTO A SICKENING STEEL CHAIR SHOT TO THE SKULL! The Game falls to the mat, no movement from him as Orton throws the chair down and sinks into the cover.

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TRIPLE H SHOWS HOW STRONG HE IS AS HE KICKS OUT OF THE CHAIR SHOT!

Orton lies on the mat beside Triple H, looking out into the crowd, disbelieving what Triple H just did. After an RKO, going through a Table and a Steel Chair shot to the head, The Game still managed to kick out. Finally, Orton gets to his feet and pulls Triple H to his, before Irish-whipping him into the corner... BUT TRIPLE H SPRINGS FROM THE CORNER AND PLANTS ORTON WITH A CLOTHESLINE!

The Game used all his strength for that one, and the two men are lying side by side on the canvas, both men exhausted, both men hurt. First to his feet however, is The Game, Triple H stands up, using the ropes for support and glances at his opponent. He spots the chair, he picks it up and measures Orton, but then he decides not too and he throws the chair to the ground. The fans don’t know how to react but some react with boos, but those turn too cheers when Triple H rolls out of the ring, he looks underneath the apron AND PULLS OUT A SLEDGEHAMMER!

His signature weapon, the WWE Champion looks at it, holding it up higher than usual before lowering it and climbing onto the apron. The Game bends down and starts to climb into the ring, but Orton is swiftly back to his feet AND GRABS TRIPLE H BY THE NECK, PULLING HIM SO HE’S OFF THE FLOOR, HIS LEGS ONLY SUPPORTED BY THE SECOND ROPES... AND THEN CONNECTS WITH AN ELEVATED DDT! Orton pulls him towards the centre of the ring before dropping down and covering him!

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TRIPLE H KICKS OUT AGAIN!

Orton goes absolutely crazy, he stands up, grabs the referee screaming in his face about the counting before letting him go and kicking the ropes. The Viper turns back to The Game, and methodically stomps around his body, taking each body part in turn, inflicting equal amount of damage on each limb. But then, just as Orton finishes, he spots the sledgehammer that Triple H dropped on the outside. He quickly exits the ring, grabs the hammer as and slides back in. Triple H is just now getting up, BUT TURNS AROUND... SMASHING THE HAMMER INTO THE TRIPLE H’S STITCHES!

The commentators go mental, as do the fans, not in a good way. Orton meanwhile kneels on the canvas, the cameras closing in on him as he stares at the hammer. We cut to Triple H who turns over on his back, and see that he is busted open! The fans gasp as the wound sustained on RAW has been reopened, but Orton doesn’t care, he crawls to the cover, this has got to be it says Cole.

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AGAIN TRIPLE H KEEPS HIS TITLE AND HIS CHANCES AT REVENGE ALIVE!

The fans go crazy for this kick out, while Orton doesn’t quite believe that Triple H kicked out, he backs away from him and rests in the corner. The referee walks over to him and tells him it was a two count, but he simply grabs the referee and pushes him away, quite aggressively. Orton decides that enough is enough, he lies on his stomach, stalking The Game, he pounds on the mat, getting ready for an RKO. Eventually, Triple H gets to his feet, and turns around INTO AN RKO... NO... TRIPLE H PUSHES ORTON OFF AND HE GOES OVER THE TOP ROPE! Orton lands on the mat below pretty hard while Triple H falls to his knees, looking down at The Viper, while feeling his open wound on his head.

The Game rubs some of the blood away, and rolls out onto the apron. He leaves the apron, picks Orton up and PLANTS HIM WITH A SNAP SUPLEX ON THE MATS! Orton grabs his back, clenching his teeth, trying to stop the pain while Triple H grabs onto the barRicde, using it to help himself up. Triple H walks across to the steel steps, the ones that Matt Hardy used earlier, which we can still see has some dried blood on it, he uses all his strength to hoist the steps onto his shoulders. The Viper gets to his feet, not knowing what his opponent has planned for him... HE TURNS AROUND... AND HIS SMASHES IN THE SKULL WITH THE STEEL STEPS!

A massive, massive cheer from the fans, as Orton falls down, holding his skull while Triple H kneels next to the ring, his arm on the apron, resting. The cameras close in on The Viper, and we see now that he is busted open! We see blood trickling down his face, it’s not as bad as Triple H’s wound but it’s still blood. The Game doesn’t waste any time, he picks Orton up, and slides him into the ring, he picks the steps up again and slides them underneath the bottom rope! Triple H slides in, blood dripping from his face, and mounts Orton, pummelling his face with right fist after right fist, opening the wound up even more, meaning Orton’s face becomes redder by the minute.

The WWE Champion eventually climbs off Orton, picks him up and Irish-whips him but quickly follows AND CONNECTS WITH A JUMPING KNEE TO THE FACE! Orton stands up quickly and swings wildly at Triple H who ducks it BUT THEN HITS A MASSIVE SPINNING SPINEBUSTER AGAIN! Triple H roars out to the crowd, blood trickling down his face, and measures Orton. The Viper stands up, gets kicked in the stomach... PEDIGREE... NO... ORTON SPINS OUT... RKO... NO... TRIPLE H PUSHES HIM OFF AND HE REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES INTO A KICK... PEDIGREE... YES!

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RANDY ORTON KEEPS HIS TITLE HOPES ALIVE!

Triple H rolls off of Orton, he stares up into the ceiling before crawling over to the ropes and uses them to pull himself to his feet. The Game picks up his sledgehammer, and waits for Orton to get to his feet, the crowd cheer loudly as Triple H waits, and eventually, RUNS FORWARD GOING FOR ORTON’S HEAD... BUT THE VIPER DUCKS AND PLANTS THE GAME WITH HIS INVERTED BACKBREAKER! Orton hooks the leg!

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TRIPLE H GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!

Orton picks The Game up, holds him up by his face, he looks in his eyes before hitting him with a stiff European uppercut! Triple H nearly falls back, but Orton grabs him and connects with a kick to the gut... before CONNECTING WITH A SNAP DDT! Orton decides enough is enough, it’s time to end it, he walks over to the steel steps, and pulls it into the centre of the squared circle. Orton pulls Triple H to his feet, grabs him by the neck and STARTS RUNNING... LOOKING FOR AN RKO ON THE STEEL STEPS... BUT TRIPLE H PUSHES HIM OFF... AND HE LANDS ON THE STEEL STEPS!

Orton gets right back up, holding his back in pain BUT TURNS AROUND INTO ANOTHER SPINNING SPINEBUSTER... ONTO THE STEEL STEPS! Orton is lying on the steps, looking out of it, but Triple H decides, against his better judgement, instead of going for the cover, he picks up the sledgehammer and raises it above his head... AND BRINGS IT DOWN... LOOKING FOR ORTONS HEAD... BUT ORTON ROLLS OFF JUST IN TIME!

The crowd gasp as Orton’s head nearly became pulp, and he is shocked at The Games actions, as he quickly backs into the corner with The Game coming at him. Orton holds out his hand and pleads with his rival to stop, he stops momentarily, staring at Orton. Both men have crimson masks, blood on their chests, face covered in blood, Orton pulls himself to his feet, he tells Triple H to wait... but THE GAME SWINGS WILDLY WITH THE SLEDGEHAMMER... BUT GETS KICKED IN THE GUT... HE DROPS THE SLEDGEHAMMER... ORTON PICKS IT UP AND SMASHES IT OFF THE BACK OF THE GAME!

Triple H lies on the mat, feeling his back as Orton drops the hammer, he backs off before diving to the ground, pounding the mat... looking for an RKO... but the expression on his face changes... he smiles demonically before standing up and backing off into the corner. Triple H starts to get up, he’s on all fours... BUT ORTON SPRINTS FORWARD AND PUNTS THE WWE CHAMPION IN THE SKULL! TRIPLE H IS OUT, AND ORTON SINKS INTO THE COVER!

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WINNER AND NEW WWE CHAMPION: RANDY ORTON @ 18.47

The crowd are in shock, some of them are booing but the majority of them are shocked by Orton’s actions. There is no response from Lillian Garcia, instead she stays seated but the referee grabs the championship and brings it into the ring. Randy Orton climbs off Triple H and props himself up against the bottom rope, The Viper is handed the WWE Champion, he clutches it close to his chest, getting some of his blood on the belt, he wipes it off before staring into it, the crowd stunned.

Michael Cole:
I can’t quite believe it. Randy Orton has defeated Triple H, he is now the WWE Champion, after a brutal match, Randy Orton is the new WWE Champion.

King:
I’m stunned. The things that both men put each other through here tonight, it took a punt to the skull for Orton to put Triple H down. A sick punt, which shouldn’t be allowed here in the WWE, it’s a life threatening move, and it looks like Triple H won’t be around after this.

Jim Ross:
Triple H is one of the toughest guys I know, but nobody can survive, let alone kick out of the punt. But, we can’t forget that Orton managed to defeat Triple H, and he is now the WWE Champion.

Michael Cole:
Oh no, look who’s coming down the ramp.

Oh no, is right Cole, coming down the ramp is Triple H’s wife, Stephanie McMahon! Randy Orton meanwhile is on the second rope, and wipes some of the blood off his head, he holds the title above his head. Stephanie slides into the ring and kneels beside her husband who is absolutely knocked out, we can see a tear welling up in her eye. Orton drops down and turns around, and sees Stephanie beside her husband. She turns around, and sees Orton staring at her, the blood across his chest and face! The crowd try to tell Steph’ to get out of there, but she holds strong and actually walks towards Orton!

Orton places his belt on the mat, and Steph’ gives him a piece of her mind, she tells him that he’s ruined her family and asks him who the hell he thinks he is... ONLY TO BE RKO’D BY ORTON!


Jim Ross:
OH MY GOD!

King:
What is he playing at?

Michael Cole:
Randy Orton, the new WWE Champion has just RKO’d the boss’ wife, and Triple H’s wife!

Jim Ross:
A good Pay-Per-View, why does it have to end like this? We thank you folks, join us tomorrow night for the WWE Draft, but for now, thank you and good night.

The parting shot we see is Randy Orton, the new WWE Champion, standing in the middle of the ring, holding the WWE Championship in the air, Triple H down and out, and his wife the victim of an RKO. The crowd boo relentlessly as we fade... to... black.

END SHOW

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