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World Heavyweight Championship Video Package;


- Wrestle Mania 21 - John Cena defeats Randy Orton to win his first WHC.

- Clips from Randy Ortons promo on February 13th, with clips from his last year, ending with him gaining a title shot at WM.
- Showdown between Cena and Orton, with Orton promising to make sure Cena is 100% for WM, but Cena warns Orton to stay out of his business. They end with an uncomfortable hand shake.
- Orton disobeys Cena plea, and attempts to help him, but ends up costing Cena a tag match, accidentally hitting him with a chair.
- Cena warns Orton to stay out of his business once again, and end up fighting together against DX, but Cena accidentally nails Orton, and Orton responds with an RKO.
- Cena cuts a promo, telling Orton in no uncertain terms that he’s after payback, and later nails Orton with an FU.
- The following week, Cena and Orton are forced to team up, and eventually fight, with Cena nailing another FU on Orton, which incidentally wins them the match.
- Randy Orton loses his cool, and exacts revenge on Cena, dropping him with an RKO again, two weeks ago.
- Clips from the showdown this past week on Raw, with no handshake given this time, as flashing shots are shown of the handshake six weeks ago, and the refusal of both men six days ago, before a final few clips of the FU and RKO delivered in recent weeks.


**Burn In My Light** Randy Ortons music plays into the arena, getting a fairly mixed reaction, which comes as a visible surprise to the Legend Killer as he steps out into the arena. Orton soaks up the slightly unexpected response with a smile, before blocking it all out, and posing at the top of the ramp, before making his way down the aisle.


Jim Ross:
The Legend Killer is making his third Wrestle Mania appearance tonight, and remarkably, in all three, he has wrestled in the World Championship match, but more worryingly, in the previous two before tonight, Orton has left empty handed. Is it third time lucky for Orton, or is it just not to be for the Legend Killer at this event??


The Coach:
Randy Orton is far too good an athlete, far too good of a wrestler to lose three consecutive Wrestle Mania matches. The guy is the Legend Killer, and tonight, he’s killing the myth that he cant do it on the biggest stage.


Orton jumps up, onto the apron, and inside the ring, taking a look around, soaking up any reaction, and brushing it off with a smile, going to the top rope, and striking a pose again.


Jim Ross:
He looks ready, and he looks confident. Randy Orton has been waiting an entire year to get this rematch against John Cena.


The Coach:
We’ve all been waiting for it baby boy.


**My Time Is Now** John Cena energetically bursts out onto the stage, getting a definite positive response from the fans. The World Champion parades the belt pounding the centrepiece, before pointing to the ring, and quickly makes his way down the ramp.


Jim Ross:
I think it’s safe to say folks, that the fans have chosen John Cena, in favour of the challenger tonight. Listen to the ovation for the World Champion, who, like Orton, is making his third appearance at Wrestle Mania, but, unlike Orton, Cena has never LOST at the event.


The Coach:
Good for him J.R. But tonight, history doesn’t count. It’s the here and now.


Orton, still smiling, taunts Cena, wanting him in the ring, right now, with Cena ready to accept the offer.


Jim Ross:
Can you feel the excitement, can you feel the intensity?? I can remember this moment from last year, like it was yesterday. Cena and Orton, the future of the business, are ready to wage war again.


The Coach:
You can tell, this is a rivalry for the ages. These two are ready to follow the likes of Austin - Rock, Hogan - Andre, Flair - Sting, Michaels - Hart, Angle and Benoit, as the rival to make both men.


World Heavyweight Championship Match:

John Cena vs. Randy Orton II


Cena hands the belt over to Chioda, but doesn’t take his eyes off Orton, who stands across the ring, looking hungry for revenge after last year. Chioda holds the belt up high, in the middle of the ring, before passing it to the time keeper, and signals for the bell, beginning the match!!! Both John Cena and Randy Orton move to the centre of the ring, with both men looking fired up, with no words shared, but just a deep stare at the other. Orton then motions around his waist that the belt will be back with him, whilst John Cena pounds his chest, indicating it’s sticking with him. Both men back off, and walk around the ring, still not taking their focus off the other.

Eventually, the two meet again in the middle, and lock up, with Cena shoving Orton to the corner right away, overpowering the Legend Killer. Randy composes himself in the corner, before reaching his feet again, mouthing something to himself. Quickly, Orton goes for a lock up again, not wanting to give Cena any type of psychological advantage, and this time, quickly applies a headlock, but Cena quickly gets out, and shoves Orton away again, with Orton hitting the ropes, but stops himself. Randy takes a look at Cena, and thinks about coming at him again, but with Cena ready and waiting, Orton instead decides to leave the ring, and frustrate the champion. Randy steps through the ropes, and drops to the floor, immediately walking to the steps, kicking them over, venting his frustration at this early stage, with the match not going how he wanted it to at all. He walks around, trying to compose himself, and slams the apron, before mouthing to himself again, and re-enters the ring.
This time, Randy puts his arm in the air, and opens his fist, signalling for a test of strength. Cena thinks for a moment, and decides to go for it, having already overpowered the challenger twice. Cena cagily moves in towards Randy, knowing how sneaky The Legend Killer can be, and slowly, locks his left hand with Ortons right, with both men slowly finding a grip, before they lock up their second hands, and the test of strength begins. Both men struggle, with this battle looking even between them. After the initial feeling out process between them, it’s Orton that begins to overpower Cena, and The Champ drops onto his knees, but sucks it up, and with the fans very much on his side, he is willed on by the Vegas faithful, and manages to start to come up, and make a comeback, which has the fans go nuts. The Champ rises up, and Orton now looks to be fading onto the ground with the momentum of the Greco Roman Knuckle challenge now shifting in The Champs favour, but before it does, Randy breaks the test of strength, and kicks Cena in the gut!!!
Randy is given heat from the fans, as he unsportingly breaks the test, with Cena dropping to his knees. The Legend Killer takes a short look at Cena, before kicking his adversary in the face, knocking him down. Cena moves to the corner, but Orton follows in, and chokes the champion with his boot, using the ropes for leverage to choke him. The challenger eventually breaks the choke at the count of four, just before he could be disqualified. The Legend Killer walks away, and begins to get an air of confidence about himself, seeing Cena in peril. The Champ reaches his feet, and looks to be fired up by Ortons dirty tactics, coming towards him now, and shoves the challenger, but Randy responds with a huge slap. Cena opens and closes his mouth, holding his jaw for a second, then springs into life, having been fired up with the slap, and charges at Orton, taking The Legend Killer down to the mat!!! Cena mounts his foe, and begins to pound at him with a barrage of punches, before Mike Chioda pulls him off, and gets the champions attention, telling Cena not to use the closed fist. Cena argues, and points to the corner, reminding of Orton choking him moments ago. As this happens, Randy reaches his feet, and ever the opportunist, Orton comes at Cena from behind, clubbing the back, sending Cena tumbling. Orton turns Cena around, and knocks him off his feet with a big uppercut forearm.
Now, Orton drops down, and applies a chin lock, trying to draw all the life he can from The Dr. Of Thuganomics. Cena though, is far too fired up, and far too fresh to be in trouble, and quickly, he begins to elbow himself free, getting back to his feet, with Orton struggling badly to keep the hold locked on. Cena delivers a final big elbow, freeing himself from the chinlock, but as he turns around, Orton immediately rakes the eyes, stopping the champion. Orton whips Cena to the corner, and charges in after him, but John gets a foot up, right into the mush of the challenger, and Randy staggers out, with Cena picking up steam, running out, into the ropes, back at Orton, delivering the Throwback to a pop from the on looking fans.
Cena is right back up, and anxiously waits for Orton to reach his feet, which he eventually does, and Cena targets in on him, delivering a thunderous clothesline, with Orton somehow bouncing back up, right into another devastating clothesline from Cena, who stands over Orton, and begs him to get back up. Randy needs to use the ropes, having been shaken up by the clotheslines, as Cena readies himself to nail another, and as he charges at Orton, Randy ducks under, and slides out of the ring, leaving harms way, and tires to avoid a fired up John Cena. Cena shakes his head, and says ‘I’m not waiting’, before proceeding to dart out of the ring in pursuit of The Legend Killer.
Orton doesn’t realise Cena is coming for him, and takes his time walking around the ring, until Cena reaches him, and grabs him from behind, smashing his head off the announce table, and rams Orton into the side of the ring apron, with Randy grimacing in pain, before Cena rolls Orton back inside, but Randy rolls right back out the other side, desperate to keep his distance from Cena for the time being, but The Champ refuses to let Orton get away, and is back on the chase again. Randy tries to get away from Cena, but Cena is hot on his heels behind. Orton now rolls back into the ring, and tries to trick Cena, but as Cena gets in, he rolls back out, and Orton drops an elbow … onto the canvas!!! Cena gets back in, and hooks the leg for the first cover of the championship match, 1...2...Orton kicks out.
Cena attempts to get right back on Orton, but the legend killer smartly grabs the bottom rope, stopping any attack from the champion. Cena still tries to get at him, but Mike Chioda steps in the way, ushering Cena out of Ortons way, with the champion furious at Ortons sneaky tactics. Cena argues with the referee about Ortons chicken shit actions, and as he does, Orton attempts to sneak behind Cena, but Cena senses the challenger behind him, and turns around, socking Orton with a right hand. Orton stumbles into the corner, and Cena is quick to follow in, but Orton meets him with a knee, stopping Cena in his tracks. Randy now follows up, and delivers a firm European Uppercut, sending Cena reeling, but Orton doesn’t stop there, and comes in again, punishing Cena with another big uppercut. Cena staggers into the ropes, with Orton not giving him time to recover, coming back at him, and kicks him in the gut, before delivering a simple vertical suplex, following up with a cover, 1...2...Kick Out.
Orton now looks to be picking up plenty of momentum, and attempts to wear Cena down further, going behind him, and begins to club at Cenas chest with a succession of forearms, taking the air from the champ. Orton eventually stops, and Cena slumps onto the mat, allowing Orton to cover, 1...2...Kick Out from Cena. Despite the kick out, Orton is still in command, and drags the struggling champion to his feet, whipping him off the ropes, and goes for a clothesline, but Cena ducks under, and comes off the opposite side, STRAIGHT INTO A DROPKICK FROM ORTON!!!! The challenger bounces up, and cockily poses to the fans, before dropping down for a cover again, 1...2...Shoulder up!!! Cena survives, as Orton gets back up, and steps through the ropes, scaling to the top turnbuckle. Orton perches himself up top, waiting for Cena to get up, and the champion does so, with Orton soaring through the air for a cross body … AND CONNECTS … BUT CENA ROLLS THROUGH!!!

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……ORTON KICKS OUT……
!!!
The Legend Killer nearly got caught by Cena, but bounces up from the kick out, and knocks Cena back down, hitting a clothesline. Orton holds Cena down, going for a cover again, 1...2...Kick Out. Cena refuses to give in, as Orton quickly gets back up, looking to finish off Cena now, having taken full control over the champion. The Legend Killer drags his opponent up slowly, before hoisting him up into a gut wrench position, holding Cena in the air impressively, AND NAILS A HIGH IMPACT NECK / BACK BREAKER!!! Despite Ortons hellish nature in the match, the fans come alive for the high impact, impressive looking move, as he makes a cover now…

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…SHOULDER UP…
!!!!!
For a split second, Orton thinks he has won, but quickly spots only two fingers being shown by the referee. Then, it appears Orton is set to lose his cool, but quickly gets his emotions under control. Randy now makes a motion with his arms that’s it’s all over now, as he crouches down, waiting for Cena to reach his feet, as the fans rightly predict, it’s Orton setting up for the RKO. Cena stumbles up, having to use the ropes to reach his feet, and staggers around for a moment, before TURNING AROUND … ORTON COMES AT HIM … CENA DUCKS UNDER … AND HOISTS RANDY UP … FU … BUT ORTON LANDS ON HIS FEET … RKO!!!!!!! Randy lies across Cena, sure he has won …
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……………KICK OUT……………
!!!!!!!!
Orton slowly turns around, off Cena, and looks up at the referee, shaking his head profusely, and shouts ‘NO, NO!!’, before hooking the leg now tightly, hoping that will be the difference between a two and a three count…

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…KICK OUT AGAIN…
!!!!!!!!!
Randy looks down at Cena, and grabs the champions head, beginning to smack the back of Cenas head off the canvas, relentlessly, with a wild look in his eyes, having went overboard with frustration. Orton finally stops, and hooks the leg again, looking to score a win again, 1...2...Kick Out from Cena. Orton now gets back up, and again motions that it’s over, before crouching into position for the RKO again. Once again, Cena struggles to reach his feet, with Orton desperately waiting for the opportunity to strike again. Cena gets up, and pushes himself off the ropes, right into the path of Orton … RKO … CENA PUSHES HIM AWAY … Orton hit’s the ropes, and comes back, but kicks Cena in the gut, and drops the champ with a devastating DDT!!! Orton rolls over, and hooks the leg again …

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…………SHOULDER UP…………
!!!!!
Orton shakes his head, unable to believe he cant finish Cena off. The Legend Killer pounds the canvas, before rolling out of the ring, making a beeline for the time keepers position, pushing everyone out of his way, before grabbing the spinner belt, and pushes back through the crowd of people, before getting back inside the ring, lining up a shot on Cena, which would instantly result in a DQ, showing the frustration of Orton. However, the referee pulls at the belt, distracting Randy, and the two tug over the title belt, with Randy obviously overpowering the weak official. As he turns around though, Cena is back up, and charges Orton down!!!! Randy drops the belt, as Cena gets back to his feet, and throws up the ‘Wordlife’ signal to the fans, before going back at Randy, backing the challenger into the ropes, and whips him off, but Orton bounces back out, knocking Cena down with a running clothesline. Randy covers again, 1...2...Kick Out again!!!
Cena refuses to lay down and surrender the title, as Orton keeps the pressure on, dragging the champion to his feet, and quickly whips him across the ring, into the corner. Randy takes a second, before running in at the champ, but as he nears, Cena moves out of the way, and Orton hit’s the corner. Cena now starts running off the ropes, and comes in at Orton in the corner, but Orton catches Cena off guard, and delivers a reverse elbow, right into the face of Cena, knocking him to the canvas, after running in at speed. Orton hooks the leg, 1...2...Cena pops the shoulder up again!!!
Again, Cena stays in it, and Ortons frustrations continue to grow. He drags the champion up once more, and whips him off the ropes again, and leaps up as Cena comes back, whilst Cena bounces off the opposite side, and comes back … TAKING ORTON DOWN WITH A FLYING SHOULDER!!!!! The MGM comes alive again, as Cena bursts back into life. The Champ is right back up, and charges around the ring, telling the fans to come alive, as he pumps himself up, with Orton flopped out on the mat. Cena waits as Orton gets up, and goes by the side of him, picking the challenger up, and delivers the Freestyle!!! Cena hooks the leg…
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……SHOULDER IS UP……
!!!!!
Cena rubs his face, disappointed by the kick out, but is quickly back up, and waits for Orton to reach his feet, which he does, but walks right into Cena, who delivers a front slam, before bending down, telling Orton ‘You Cant See Me’, and runs off the ropes, comes back, wipes his shoulder, and hit’s the FIVE KNUCKLE SHUFFLE!!! The fans pop for the move, as Cena drops down for the cover, 1...2...KICK OUT AGAIN!!! Cena shakes his head, but looks ready to end the match now, and motions for Randy to get up, which he eventually does, and right into Cena, who picks The Legend Killer up … FU … NO!!! Orton wriggles free, and throws a right hand, but The Champ blocks it, and trips Orton … AND APPLIES THE STFU!!!!
Orton yelps out in agony, as Cena clenches back, putting more pressure on the challenger in a deadly submission move. Orton reaches out, looking to find a rope, but is too far away. Cena pulls back further, applying even more pain for the challenger, who looks to be fading … but finds the strength … AND PUSHES HIMSELF FORWARD!!! Orton reaches out … NOT CLOSE ENOUGH FOR THE ROPES!!!! Orton looks set to tap now, with the attempt to reach the ropes proving unsuccessful. He lifts his arm up to tap … but decides not to, too determined to reclaim the title. Orton screams out again, and wills himself on, pushing forward, one last time, and reaches out, one last time … MAKING THE ROPES!!!!
Quickly, the referee issues a five count, for Cena to release, which he does on the count of three, and the pressure is finally eased on The Legend Killer. The fans die down, as Cena gets back up, with Orton still alive in this title match, and takes his time to get up. Cena looks ready to go through the challenger, and as soon as Orton is up, The Champ charges at him, BUT ORTON PULLS CHIODA IN HIS WAY!!!!! Chioda gets sandwiched, in between the two men, crushed, as Cena pulls away, realising what just happened. Orton is also slouched in the corner, feeling the effects too. Cena bends over to tend to the official, as Orton takes a moment to compose himself, and sees the opportunity to come from behind, and does. He grabs Cena, but Cena turns around, and scoops Randy up, AND DELIVERS AN FU!!!!! Cena hooks the leg …

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……REFEREE IS OUT COLD……
!!!!!
Cena looks around, and sees the referee still hasn’t moved, and gets back up, shaking the referee, trying to revive him. Meanwhile, we see Orton crawling to the side of the ring, grabbing the title belt he dropped earlier, and tries to get back to his own feet. The referee starts to come around, and Cena gets back upright, as Orton pulls himself up, and without a moments hesitation … ORTON NAILS CENA WITH THE TITLE BELT!!!!! Orton gets rid of the evidence, with a wry smile across his face, and drops down in euphoria, seeing the referee finally coming around, placing his feet on the ropes, as he hooks the leg, and slowly, the referee counts…

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……THE CHAMPION KICKS OUT……
!!!!!!!!!
Orton slams the mat, and takes a look at the Champion, who refuses to stay down, no matter what. Randy yells at the referee, slapping his hands three times, complaining about the count being far too slow, having been out cold moments ago. Orton looks down on the champ, and tells Cena, it’s over now, as he gets himself up. Orton lets the fans know that he is one move away from winning, as Cena struggles up, and the referee also finally gets to his feet too. Orton, one last time, gets ready to deliver the RKO, and Cena gets to his feet finally, staggering around, into Ortons path … RKO … NO!!! CENA DROPS DOWN, AND ROLLS UP ORTON WITH A SCHOOL BOY TAKING THE CHALLENGER BY SURPRISE …

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Winner: AND STILL WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION - JOHN CENA @ 15:14


CENA RETAINS!!!! He has beaten Orton for the second straight WrestleMania!!!! The Champ rolls right out of the ring, having taken Orton by surprise, as we see the reaction of The Legend Killer in the ring, walking around in shock. Cena clutches proudly to his spinner belt, as he backs up the ramp, looking back at Orton, telling Randy he’s 2-0 over him now, spinning the centre piece. In the ring, Orton pulls at his hair, livid that he is now 0-3 at Wrestle Mania, whilst Cena has now gone 3-0, and in matches against one another, it’s 2-0 in favour of the Dr. of Thuganomics,


Jim Ross:
Orton fails again Coach!!! The Legend Killer is beginning to build a legend of his own - not being able to win at this event!!!!


The Coach:
I’m actually speechless J.R. The Coach is lost for words.


Jim Ross:
Wonders will never cease. Ha ha. You’ve gotta wonder how Orton can rebound after another bitter defeat on the big stage. Can Orton ever recover from this loss??



We see Shawn Michaels walking backstage, as the Icon vs. Icon Match is set to commence.


The Rock vs. Shawn Michaels Video Package;


- War of words at Royal Rumble, with flashbacks to previous showdowns at other cross promotional events prior to that.

- Rock eliminates Michaels from the Rumble, but HBK gets revenge, by screwing The Rock moments later.
- On Raw the following week, Michaels and DX produce a mock video of The Rock, referring to him as The Crock, which has him in all sorts of embarrassing situations.
- The Rock and Michaels square up at Saturday Nights Main Event on The Cabana, with both men having cost the other major matches a week beforehand, leading to Vince McMahon making a match between them at WM.
- Rock challenges the other three members of DX to face him on separate occasions, and over the weeks, he defeats Mark Jindrak with ease, before beating Luther Reigns via DQ from a DX run in and 4 on 1 assault. Then, he faces Cade in Montreal, where Michaels re-enacts the Montreal screw job, having Cade beat The Rock.
- This leads The Rock to lose his cool, and come after DX, but the group manage to get away after a lengthy in ring promo.
- Rock gets a shot in finally on HBK, playing Michaels games with a backstage attack, hitting a Rock Bottom to HBK.
- Following this, Michaels shows up on Smackdown three nights ago, and the two men engage in a memorable war of words, with HBK vowing to go it alone at WM, because he has to beat Rock alone, whilst Rock tells him to just bring it.
- To close out the VP, we get clips of all their run ins, classic WM moments they‘ve had, and sound bites from previous weeks against each other, with ‘Atmosphere’ playing in the background, before finally ending with a still shot of the two men face to face.


**If Ya Smell** The Rock strolls out onto the Wrestle Mania stage, looking cool, calm and collected, heading into yet another dream match. The Great One doesn’t look nervous, doesn’t look jittery, instead giving off the vibe of a very confident man.


Michael Cole:
Here we go Tazz!!! Its go time. The most talked about cross brand match at this Wrestle Mania is ready to be settled. The battle of egos is coming to a head … NOW!!!


Tazz:
The Rock and Michaels both turn it up on the biggest stage, and it’s the egos that do that. Neither man wants to be upstaged, but there isn’t enough room for both of them to win this match. One of these egos is about to take a defeat so heart breaking, the loser might NEVER recover.


**H-B-K** The MGM erupts for Shawn Michaels, despite Michaels being a heel. HBK struts out onto the stage, not looking like a man on the verge of a career altering night. He lets off his big pyro on the stage, before walking to the ring, crotch chopping a few disrespectful fans along the way.


Jim Ross:
You either love him or you hate him, but one thing you cannot deny is that Michaels brings a reaction like no other, no matter where he goes. The Heart Break Kid … the leader of DX … is hell bent on stealing the show, and he’ll move heaven and earth to damn well do it!!!


The Coach:
For once J.R, I actually agree with Tazz. These clash of egos might just be too much for Wrestle Mania.


Icon vs. Icon:

Shawn Michaels
vs. The Rock


Michaels enters the ring, and immediately, spits his gum out, palming it in the direction of The Rock, ala Mr. Perfect in his heyday. The gum misses, but Rock spots it fly past him, and is instantly angered. The Great One paces across the ring, looking to get some of HBK, but Michaels smartly leans through the middle ropes, meaning Rock cant touch him. The fans give heat, with HBK chickening out before the match has even begun. The official pushes Rock back, calming The Peoples Champion down, as Michaels, with his ever present cocky grin, gets back inside.

We hear the bell ring, and the match is officially under way. Both men walk to the centre, with Rock looking on edge, wanting to tear through HBK, whilst Michaels still has that cocky expression. The two living icons share a moment, staring the other out, as the MGM comes alive, with duelling chants for these two unique individuals, both with a strong, loyal fan base. The trash talking begins, with both men insulting the other, and eventually, Michaels is first to react, putting his hand in Rocks face, before taunting The Rock with his own ‘Just Bring It’ action, which infuriates The Rock. Rock smiles, chuckles, then mouths something, before stepping back, and motions for Michaels to ‘Suck It’, DX style, which gets a big rise out of the fans. HBK loses his cool, and swings at Rock, but the Great One blocks it, and fires one of his own right hands. Michaels swings again, but Rock blocks, and scores with another. The Peoples Champion now begins to tee off on The Showstopper, with a flurry of right hands, which rock HBK, before Michaels stops him in his tracks, driving his knee into the gut, taking the wind right out of The Peoples Champion.
Shawn takes a second to catch his breath back, whilst Rock holds the ropes to keep himself up, and it’s HBK who strikes first, pelting The Rock with a straight right hand. Michaels follows up, with a knife edge chop across the chest of his opponent, and Rock backs into the corner. Michaels throws another right, then another chop, before leaning in on The Rock, taking in the crowds response thus far, before letting rip with another knife edge chop. Rock pushes himself out of the corner, holding his chest, whilst Michaels follows him around. HBK begins to hammer The Rock with right hands, taking control of The Rock, but Rocky quickly fires back, coming back at HBK nailing several right hands in response to Michaels. The reaction of the fans is quite surreal at this point, with cheers and jeers for each punch thrown by either man, as the two icons trade blows centre ring, adding to the enthralling atmosphere, and it’s the bigger man of the two, The Rock, that now begins to get the best of the trade, beating Michaels back into the corner, unrelenting with right hands, but as he lines up a big shot, Shawn ducks under, and slaps The Peoples Champion across the face!!!
Rock stops for a moment, feeling his face, then looks up at Michaels, brimming with anger, and mouths something, before charging towards HBK, who manages to take his opponent down with a headlock takedown, catching The Rock unawares. The Showstopper doesn’t manage to lock in a headlock, and both men are up rather quickly, but it’s Michaels to act first, whipping The Rock off the ropes, nailing The Great One with a running clothesline. Michaels hooks the leg for a quick pin fall, 1...Shoulder is up from The Rock before a two count. Shawn stomps on The Rock, kicking his ribs as The Great One tries to find his feet, using the ropes to get back up. Michaels refuses to let up though, and strikes The Rock with a barrage of punches and chops, whipping Rock off the ropes again, and knocks The Peoples Champion down with a running chop, right across the chest, with enough velocity to put Rock down. The mixed crowd response is now beginning to favour Michaels offence, with the fans starting up a ‘HBK’ chant, which spurs The Heart Break Kid on, as he mocks The Rock, telling his opponent to ‘Just Bring It’. The act of disrespect gets a bit more heat on HBK, after a short period of pro-Michaels response.
HBK grabs The Rock by the arm, and whips him off the ropes again, going for a clothesline, which Rock ducks. He comes back off the other side, and ducks another clothesline, before Rock comes off the ropes a third time, this time, leaping into the air, taking Michaels down with his flying clothesline!!!! The MGM comes alive for The Rock now, with ‘Rocky’ chants, whilst in the background, there are a few sporadic ‘Rocky sucks’ chants. The Rock gets back to his feet, and gets his bearings in the corner, whilst Michaels shakes the cobwebs loose on the opposite side, trying to find his feet. HBK gets up, and looks around to The Rock, who immediately tells his adversary to ‘Just Bring It’. HBK looks a little frustrated from The Rocks call, and the two men briskly walk towards each other, with Michaels shoving Rock, and Rock shoves back, with much more power, pushing Michaels into the corner. Michaels is furious, and runs out of the corner at The Rock, only to be met with a big right hand, knocking Michaels back to the canvas.
The Showstopper jumps right back up, but straight into the path of The Rock, who nails another right, sending Michaels reeling into the ropes, allowing Rock to open up, with a barrage of right hands, finishing the combo off with the spit punch to an almighty reaction!!! The Rock walks around the ring, looking for approval from the fans, who are, once again, divided between the two men, as we see Michaels slumping in the corner, looking fazed from the beat down. Shawn, still in a daze, keeps his eyes focused on Rock, who gives Michaels the ultimate insult, telling him again, to ‘Suck It’ mocking DX once more. HBK is blinded by rage, and pulls himself up using the ropes, before running at his enemy, but Rock is able to meet him with a deep arm drag, with HBK, out of instinct, jumping right back up almost, only to get a big running clothesline from The Rock, sending The Showstopper over the top rope, to the floor!!!
Rock doesn’t waste anytime, and immediately follows Michaels to the outside, grabbing HBK by the head, and mashes the DX leaders head off the steel steps, before dragging Michaels around ringside, bashing his head off the Raw announce table, off the Spanish announce table, and finally, off the Smackdown announce table. Michaels staggers around, as Rock grabs a bottle of water from Michael Cole, takes a long gulp, and spits in the face of his old enemy, which wakes Michaels up.
The Rock rams Michaels into the steel ring post, before rolling The Showstopper back inside, following in himself. HBK retreats into the corner, and as Rock follows in, Michaels scores with a kick to the midsection. Rock backs off, as Michaels now comes back on the offence, striking with a chop, and a second, before attempting to whip Rock off the ropes, but The Rock reverses it, and sends Michaels into the ropes instead, catching him upon his return, throwing Michaels in the air with his pretty messy belly to belly throw!!! HBK bumps around like a lunatic, as Rock now sets himself in the position, crouched down, setting up for the Rock Bottom. Michaels is slow to reach his feet, but as he does, and turns around, Rock gets him in position for the ROCK BOTTOM … BUT MICHAELS DESPERATELY ELBOWS OUT!!!
Rock staggers away, holding the side of his head, and turns back around, into the path of Michaels, who catches Rock with an inverted atomic drop, and instantly follows up with a straight forward DDT!!! Michaels hooks the leg, 1.….2.…. ROCK KICKS OUT!!!!! The shoulder elevates at the last second, with HBK a little angry, but not surprised. Michaels gets back up, and keeps his eyes firmly locked on The Rock, who slowly reaches his feet in the corner, but has no time to rest, with Michaels sprinting into the corner, catching Rock with a flying cross body, squashing him in the corner.
Michaels steps away, as Rock stumbles out, but is quickly knocked down, with HBK hitting a clothesline. The Showstopper opts not to cover, and waits for Rock to get back up, slower than before, and Michaels meets him, putting more pressure on The Rock, executing a hip toss, putting his opponent right back down, to cheers from the fans. HBK notices the cheers, and possibly as a way to try and get them back against him, Michaels stamps The Rocks fingers, but surprisingly, gets cheered again. Shawn shakes his head, and drags The Rock back up to his feet, backing him into the ropes, and goes for another whip, but Rock, once again, reverses, and sends Michaels into the ropes instead, but HBK ducks a clothesline, and comes back, but straight into a Samoan drop from The Rock, who hooks the leg, 1.…2.…Kick Out!!!
Rock looks up at the official, and claps his hands three times, trying to tell him it should’ve been three. The Rock stamps the head of Michaels, before reaching down to pick his adversary back up. Rock drags HBK to his feet, but Michaels quickly responds, taking Rock by surprise, and scores with an inverted atomic drop. Rock reels away, as Michaels backs away, into the ropes, and runs back off them, coming at The Rock, but The Great One sidesteps HBK, and Michaels tumbles over the top rope, BUT HOLDS ON!!! Michaels now attempts to skin the cat, as Rock approaches, and as he does, Michaels swings his legs over the top, wrapping around The Rocks neck, and head scissors The Rock right over the top, TAKING HIM TO THE FLOOR!!!!!
The MGM comes alive, as Michaels turns it up a notch, with the fans once again, appearing to side with Michaels, starting up another ‘HBK’ chant. HBK finishes off his skinning of the cat, back into the ring, before launching off the ropes, AND HIT’S THE PESCADO ONTO THE ROCK!!!! The fans erupt, as the match springs into life now, after a feeling out process early on. Both men crawl around the mats on the outside for a few moments, but its HBK to get up first, using the table to assist himself. Michaels rolls back inside for a split second to break the count, and rolls back out, coming after The Rock, who is trying to pull himself up on the security barrier. HBK lets fly with a knife edge chop, and a second, before The Rock bursts right back into life, coming back with a sharp right hand, and another, which Michaels snuffs out, coming back with a chop. HBK tries to drag Rock around the ring, but The Rock elbows out, and bangs Michaels head off the ring apron, before whipping him into the steel steps!!! Interestingly, the fans reaction is still favouring Michaels, with boos meeting the offence of The Rock now.
Rock acknowledges the boos from the fans with a slight frown, but keeps his focus on HBK, dragging Michaels back up, back towards the announce tables, and scrambles Michaels brain again, this time, having it collide with the Spanish announce table. Michaels reels away, but is soon knocked flat on his ass, with a booming clothesline from The Rock sending him down. Now, The Rock appears to have had an idea, and strips the Spanish announce table, taking away the top board, and the monitors, before clearing any other minimal things, and comes back, looking for Michaels again.
He scores with a few light right hands, and drags Shawn back to the announce table, rolling him on. Rock soon follows, and drags HBK back up, whilst the referee, who has apparently decided to scrap any count outs, tries to plead with Rock not to do anything. The Rock looks around, to a mixed response from the fans, with many wanting to see him put HBK through the table, but many just booing him for the sake of it. Rock drags Michaels up, and puts him into position for a DDT, but just as he is about to go through with it, Michaels pushes Rock, and breaks the grip, allowing HBK to scarper away, immediately getting away from the table, which DOES get him a negative response. HBK responds to that with a ‘Fuck you’ arm gesture, but doesn’t realise that The Rock is following him the entire time, and as he turns around, Rock clubbers Michaels with another big clothesline!!!
Now, Rock gets HBK back into the ring, and follows himself, backing Michaels into the corner, unloading with right hands, before whipping HBK across the ring, to the opposite corner, and races in at him, but Michaels gets a boot up, and sends Rock away. Rock staggers around, and Michaels appears to be setting up for Sweet Chin Music!!! HBK quickly hit’s a few stamps, and GOES FOR IT … BUT THE ROCK DUCKS … AND MICHAELS BLASTS THE REFEREE!!!!!
HBK stands over the downed referee, as the MGM erupts. Michaels turns around, but is straight into the path of The Rock … SPINEBUSTER!!!! The Rock bounces up, and stands by the head of Michaels, looking to the fans, who are mixed again for the Great One, who pulls off the elbow pad, and chucks it to the fans, which gets a bit of a cheer, and Rock proceeds to run off the ropes, and across the ring, off the opposite ropes, comes back … MICHAELS NIPS UP!!!!!!!!!!
Rocks eyes widen in shock, as the electricity around the MGM Grand multiplies by 100, as Rock and Michaels stare face to face, eye to eye, nose to nose. Duelling ‘Rocky’ and ‘HBK’ chants ring around, as the goose bumps appear on the arms of the fans, before both Rock and Michaels explode back into action. Rock strikes first, and Michaels fires back. The two men trade blows, with Rock, then Michaels, Rock, Michaels, Rock, Michaels, Rock, Michaels, with the fans booing and cheering both mens shots, with the fans slightly now favouring Michaels once again, with more cheers for his punches, and more boos for Rocks. This seems to spur Michaels on, and HBK begins to get the best of the exchange, answering Rocks punches with more of his own, eventually stopping Rock getting a shot in, and beating away at The Peoples Champion. HBK takes his foot off the gas though for just a split second, but just enough for The Rock to catch him with a kick to the gut, and drops Michaels with a DDT!!! The Rock floats over, and hooks the leg …

………………
………
………………………

…THE REFEREE IS STILL OUT COLD…
!!!!!
The Rock looks around, and appears to be furious with the situation, having had Michaels down long enough to score the three count. The Rock soaks up the atmosphere, seemingly now being driven on by the 60% negative reaction he is receiving, and pulls HBK back to a vertical base, mouthing something at Shawn, before whipping The Showstopper across the ring, with plenty of power, so much power, that HBK hit’s the corner, and ends up upside down in the corner, before tumbling back down, into the path of The Rock, who repays Michaels back for the slap early on, slapping the taste out of The Showstoppers mouth, sending him back onto the canvas.
Michaels scrambles around on the canvas, as The Rock stalks around him, and now Rock stamps Michaels fingers, another revenge move from earlier in the match, which Michaels did to The Rock. Rock pulls Michaels by the hair, dragging him to his feet, and swings back for a right hand, but in an act of desperation, Michaels STAMPS THE ROCKS FOOT!!! Rock doesn’t look to be hurt from the stamp, but it’s enough of a distraction to allow Michaels time to recover. HBK brushes past Rock, and runs off the ropes, running back at The Peoples Champion, but The Rock sidesteps, and Michaels goes tumbling over the ropes again, but again, he tries to hang on and skin the cat, BUT, this time, The Rock knows what is coming, and stands back, allowing Michaels to skin back into the ring, but as he turns around, Rock connects with the spit punch, this time sending Michaels tumbling over the top, straight to the floor!!! The Rock looks around the ring, and see the referee is STILL knocked out from Sweet Chin Music, and decides to follow to the outside.
The Rock drops down from the apron, and whips Michaels straight into the ring post, with no second thought, and Michaels runs straight into the steel, reeling away, into a clothesline from The Rock again. Rock now grabs Michaels by the head, and walks him towards the announce table, which is still bare after Rock nearly delivered a DDT thorough it earlier. Rock pushes Hugo and Carlos out of the way, and brings Michaels to the table with him, and both men stand on the top, with Rock looking to get HBK in position for a Rock Bottom, but Michaels saves him again, this time, taking advantage of there being no referee, and kicks Rock directly into the crown jewels!!!! LOW BLOW!!!!
HBK falls a little, and lands on the Raw announce table, pushing Coach, and grabbing his chair. Michaels pushes himself back up, holding the chair, and instantly smacks Rock across the back with the steel chair!!! HBK drops the chair, and drags Rock up to a vertical position, and MICHAELS HIT’S THE ROCK BOTTOM TO THE ROCK - THROUGH THE SPANISH ANNOUNCE TABLE!!!!!!!!
‘Holy Shit’ is all that can be heard throughout the arena, as the fans join in unison, with Michaels and Rock lying in the debris that used to be the Spanish announce table. Michaels lies on top of The Rock, and is moving fairly quickly, having taken little punishment from the Rock Bottom. HBK pushes himself up, and grabs the arm of The Rock, slowly dragging the lifeless opponent with him, back towards the ring. Michaels is forced to use every ounce of energy he has just to hoist The Rock up, onto the ring apron, and rolls him back inside the ring, getting back in himself, breathing heavily. Shawn gives the referee - who is finally showing life - a slight shove to wake up, before hooking the leg of The Rock, who still is out from the Rock Bottom. The referee eventually begins to count …
………
…………1…………

………………

…2…
……………

………
……SHOULDER UP……
!!!!


The Rock saves the match!!! The long count saves The Peoples Champion, but infuriates Michaels. HBK slams the mat with both hands, venting his anger at being unable to dispose of The Great One. Michaels gets up, and drags the referee with him, who still seems totally out of it. Michaels pushes him into the corner, and yells at him to count the falls faster. Michaels turns back around, and see The Rock is still on the mat. He stamps his foes face, before bending down, and picks Rock up, but Rock takes HBK by surprise, and slaps his arms away, before firing a right hand, but Michaels responds, coming back at The Rock with a knife edge chop. Rock with a right hand, met by boos. Michaels with a chop, met by cheers. Rock, Michaels, Rock, Michaels, Rock, Rock again, and Rock begins to get the better of the exchange, backing The Showstopper into the ropes, and whips him across the ring, but Michaels explodes once he bounces back, AND SCORES WITH A FLYING FOREARM!!!!!
The MGM doesn’t die down, as Michaels runs around the ring, classic HBK style, trying to feel energy from the fans, unlike he has been recently as a heel, trying to get an opposite reaction. Michaels steps through the ropes, and climbs the turnbuckles, reaching the top, and without wasting anytime, flies through the air, AND HIT’S THE FLYING ELBOW!!!! Michaels has the leg hooked, and the referee is in perfect position …

…………1…………
………
………2………

……SHOULDER UP……
!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The match continues!!! And now, the reaction sways back into the favour of The Rock, with a strong ‘Rocky’ chant breaking out. Michaels doesn’t let the kick out get into his head, and HBK calmly gets up, and walks straight to the corner, looks around at the fans, before stamping his foot. And again, and multiple more times, with the speed of the stamps picking up, and the fans get behind Michaels now again!!! HBK stamps, and stamps, and pleads for Rock to get to his feet. The Rock gets up, and flails around the ring, before turning around … MICHAELS GOES FOR SWEET CHIN MUSIC … BUT THE ROCK DUCKS … HBK nearly hit’s the referee again, but stops just short. He holds onto the referee for a second, to get his balance, then turns around, and The Rock charges towards him … BUT MICHAELS SIDE STEPS … AND ROCK COLLIDES WITH THE REFEREE!!!
The official slumps down in the corner, as The Rock turns back around … SWEET CHIN MUSIC!!!! Michaels is set to go for the cover, and then realises there is no referee to count the fall for him!!!! Michaels though, still decides to hook the leg, and counts his own fall, just for his own satisfaction, counting a quick three count, before getting back up, looking visibly frustrated that he has the match won. Michaels takes a second to think of what to do next, then bends down, dragging The Rock back up. Michaels has Rock up, and is set to deliver a right hand, swinging back, but Rock, in desperation, and as payback for earlier … KICKS HBK IN THE NUTS!!!
Michaels drops onto his knees, as Rock falls onto the ropes, taking a moment to recover from the SCM. The boos for The Rock appear to be at 80% after the low blow, but Rock gets on with the job, and comes back towards Michaels, dragging him up, and whips HBK to the corner, but Michaels uses his agility, and leaps to the top rope, and tries to take Rock by surprise … AND DOES … WITH A MOONSAULT!!!!
Both men stay down, as the referee begins to show some life, and finds his feet, although staggers around a little. The MGM Grand dies down a little, with both men down on the canvas, and only the referee now, ironically, standing. He now begins to issue a ten count, which begins to thrust life back into the drained audience, who begin to will on both men to get up.

……1……
………………………
…2…
……Neither man moves……
…3…
…………Still no movement…………
……4……
…The fans begin to get restless with neither man even moving a muscle…
…5…
…BOTH MEN NIP UP…
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Both The Rock and Shawn Michaels are greeted with a near deafening pop from the fans, as they share yet another ‘moment’ in this special contest. Michaels swings at The Rock, but Rock ducks, grabs Michaels from the side, and delivers a side suplex, before jumping back up, and bends down, mouthing something at Michaels, before quickly motioning for the Peoples Elbow, but not removing his other pad. He sprints off both sides of the ring, and bounces back … HITTING THE PEOPLES ELBOW!!! The Rock hooks the far leg, with HBK centre ring, it could be all over …

……………1……………
………
………2………

…SHOULDER UP…
!!!!!!!!!!


It’s still not over!!! The Rock appears to be in disbelief, as the referee holds up two fingers at him. Rock grits his teeth, and drags Michaels up, quickly whipping HBK off the ropes, and ducks down, but HBK has the wherewithal to come back, and kicks Rock, with The Peoples Champion reeling away. Michaels quickly tries to capitalise, and goes for Sweet Chin Music again … BUT THE ROCK CATCHES HIS FOOT!!! Rock spins Michaels around, and GOES FOR THE ROCK BOTTOM … BUT MICHAELS ELBOWS ROCK AWAY DESPERATELY, AND ROCK LETS GO. Rock moves away for a second, then turns back around, goes for a clothesline, but Michaels ducks under, Rock turns around … SWEET CHIN MUSIC CONNECTS!!!! Rock goes down, and Michaels falls on top … the referee makes the count …
………
…………1…………

…2…
……………
……FOOT ON THE ROPE……
!!!!!!


It’s still not over!!!!! Michaels is in shock. He looks around, trying to find inspiration from somewhere, and even pulls at his hair, furious with his inability to put The Rock away. HBK slowly gets back up, before bending down to get The Rock back up. Michaels grabs Rock and pulls The Great One up, but literally out of nowhere, The Rock bursts into life … AND SCORES WITH A ROCK BOTTOM OUT OF NOWHERE!!!! The Rock hooks the leg, with the match surely in the bag now …

………1………
………
……………2……………

………MICHAELS KICKS OUT………


Every single person in the MGM Grand look in shock, as Michaels kicks out of the Rock Bottom!!! The Rock looks down at Michaels in total disbelief, before mouthing something to himself, possibly along the lines of ‘How the fuck did that happen’. Rock looks to be lost now for answers, as he slowly reaches his feet, and looks around, to what has been a hostile crowd tonight, who show no signs of letting up, with more mixed reaction for The Rock. Rock looks down at HBK, before shaking his head, and begins to move towards the ropes. ROCK HOISTS HIMSELF TO THE SECOND ROPE??? J.R and Tazz (the commentators for this match) discuss how unwise this could be, with Rock having no aerial presence in his offence. Rock looks a little unsteady, and this allows Michaels time to recuperate, and he sees Rock on the middle rope, trying to push to the top, which he does, but immediately, Michaels kicks the ropes … ROCK STRADDLES THE TOP ROPE!!!!
HBK buys himself some recovery time, and crawls towards The Rocks corner, pulling himself up on the ropes, climbing to the middle rope, throwing a right hand at the face of his adversary, before climbing to the top. HBK throws another aimless right, and a third. Michaels swings back for a fourth, but this time, Rock ducks, catches the arm, and gets Michaels set up … ROCK BOTTOM FROM THE TOP ROPE!!!!!
The roof is set to explode from the MGM, with the fans on their feet, chanting ‘Holy Shit’ once again. Both men are out, but Rock manages to drape an arm over Michaels, and the referee counts the fall …

……………1……………
………
………2………

…………3…………
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Winner: The Rock @ 21:06


Michael Cole:
The Rock has done it!!!! The Rock has won the battle of the egos, with the biggest Rock Bottom I have EVER seen!!! That, has to go down in Wrestle Mania history, as a moment to remember.


Tazz:
Cole, that match has to go down as one to remember. I just don’t know what it is about The Rock, but when it comes to the big matches, against big, big names, two things happen - the fans are always divided, but The Rock ALWAYS WINS!!!!


Jim Ross:
Well Gentlemen, as disappointed as I am that the Raw guy couldn’t win, I’m overjoyed for The Rock. After weeks and months of torment from DX, he FINALLY sought justice, and in the end, the right man has prevailed!!!


The Coach:
I’m outta here. Enjoy your night fellas.


Coach throws his headphones off, and sticks his feet on the table, sulking now.


Jim Ross:
That’ll do it from Raw tonight. One match is left, and that is the main event. The big one. I cannot wait to see this match. Back over to you guys for the main event.


Cole and Tazz thank JR, as we see in the ring, The Rock is finally back up, and has his hand raised. The Great One slowly climbs the turnbuckle, and poses to the fans, who now seem to be back on his side, although a few scattered boos are lightly heard around the arena.

Meanwhile, Shawn Michaels is helped to his feet, and HBK is began to be ushered from the ring, but Michaels stops before he leaves. He shakes his head at the official, and pushes him away, waiting for The Rock to get back down from the turnbuckle, where he is stood. The Rock drops down, and turns around, right into HBK!!!! The fans go nuts, as the two Icons stand toe to toe once again, both worse for wear. HBK mouths a few things at The Rock, before slowly offering his hand. Rock looks around for a moment, and nods, before accepting the handshake, and the two men stand in the middle of the ring, shaking hands.
The MGM shows is appreciation, as Michaels holds up Rocks arm, before leaving the ring, allowing Rock to soak up the atmosphere, having scored a brilliant win once more at WM, as the graphic appears…




Michael Cole:
And Tazz, the time has come. It’s do or die for Chris Benoit. it’s the moment of truth for the twenty year veteran.


Tazz:
Hey, Brock Lesnar has everything to lose here too. He’s putting his WWE Title on the line against Chris Benoit who has been on the richest vein of form in his entire career.


Michael Cole:
This incredible run for Benoit began at Januarys Royal Rumble, where The Rabid Wolverine made a record number of eliminations to book this spot, and he hasn’t looked back since, with victories over The Rock and Kurt Angle in recent weeks. Is Benoit ready to finally be crowned WWE Champion??


Tazz:
Benoit has been great this year Cole, but Brock Lesnar has tore Smackdown apart since he won the title in November. Don’t forget, he’s beaten The Rock too, he’s beaten Chris Jericho, and he survived two full minutes in the Walls of Jericho without tapping!!!


Michael Cole:
It’s literally the irresistible force, meeting the immovable object. THIS is our main event.


Tazz:
It’s Rocket Buster time Cole.



WWE Championship Video Package:

- Different to other packages tonight, with no recapping of the feud up to now to start off.

- Clips of Chris Benoit throughout his career…

“I’ve lived for this night, I’ve dreamed of this moment”

- Clips of Brock Lesnar throughout his career…

“I’ve been here before. I’ve succeeded here before”

- Clips of Chris Benoit winning the WCW Title, but being stripped … winning the WWE Title twice in 2000, but being overruled…

“I’ve tasted victory, but swallowed defeat far too often”

- Clips of Lesnar winning the KOTR and WWE Title in 2002, months after his debut…

“I know no other feeling. Born a winner, and forever a winner”

- Clips of Chris Benoit during surgery on his neck…

“I could’ve called it quits many times. But I can never quit … not until I succeed”

- Clips of Brock Lesnar missing the Shooting Star at WM XIX, but hitting it at WM XX…

“I will do anything to win, no matter how devastating the cost, both to me and my opponent”

- Clips of Benoit eliminating body after body from the Royal Rumble…

“I don’t have much longer left to accomplish my goal. I wont get another opportunity like this again.”

- Clips of Brock Lesnar celebrating with the title…

“I don’t care who stands before me. I have no remorse, no feelings. I have one intention. Win, at all costs”

- Clips of Benoit eliminating Triple H to win the Rumble…

“I’ve never been more determined. I’ve never wanted it this badly.”

- Clips of Brock Lesnar surviving the Walls of Jericho…

“I’ve always been determined. I’ve always wanted it this badly.”

- Clips of Benoit not backing down from Lesnar…

“Nothing will stand in my way”

- Clips of Lesnar shoving Benoit…

“Nothing will stand in my way”

- Clips of Benoit making people tap…

“This is my night to make my dream a reality”

- Clips of Lesnar hitting the F5...

“This is my night to make his dream a nightmare”

- The screen goes black, and we now see Chris Benoit in training, with Finger Elevens ‘One Thing’ playing in the background. We get clips of his career all over the world too., with sound bites from Benoit in the run up to WM.

- Then, ‘Save Me’ by Shinedown plays in the background, as we see the training of Brock Lesnar, with clips from his short career in the WWE, and the NCAA, along with sound bites from both Lesnar and Heyman in the run up to WM.
- Finally, the Video Package ends, with the two men face to face at the end of Smackdown three night ago, with a still shot, as we hear a sound bite from both men at the same time.

“This is my night”


Backstage, we see Raw and Smackdown superstars gathering, all crowding around monitors, in anticipation for the main event, coming up right now.


Back to the ring…


**Whatever** The MGM Grand comes to it’s feet one more time, to give the #1 Contender a standing ovation, moments before the biggest match of his entire life


Michael Cole:
For Twenty Years Chris Benoit has dedicated his career for one cause. For twenty years, wrestling all around the world, Chris Benoit has had one lasting ambition. The Rabid Wolverine, from Edmonton in Canada has lived his entire life to be a world champion. And despite a number of close calls, and plenty of defeats snatched from the jaws of victory, Chris Benoit has never been recognised as a world champion. Tonight though, heading into the Wrestle Mania main event on the biggest wave of momentum he has ever had, is this Chris Benoits opportunity to make his dream a full blown reality??


Tazz:
Without a doubt, the greatest wrestler never to be crowned world champion. No arguments. But that isn’t how this man wants to be remembered. Chris Benoit wants to be remembered as the greatest wrestler TO HAVE BEEN a world champion.


Benoit focuses in on the ring, as he walks down the aisle, a face with an expression of stone. Benoit steps into the ring, and goes to each side, pounding his chest getting an awesome reaction from the supportive fans.


Michael Cole:
We’ve seen the fans dreams come true already tonight. Is this Chris Benoits moment to make his dream a reality?? Is Benoit a big game player??


Tazz:
Absolutely. Benoit has never been this impressive before, EVER in his career. I’m dying to see these two machines go at it.


**Here Comes The Pain** Brock Lesnar quickly walks through the curtain, alone, with no ringside presence allowed tonight. The Champion stands at the top of the ramp, taking a long look at the ring, and more importantly his challenger. Brock unstraps the belt, and hoists it in the air, letting everyone know who the champion is.


Michael Cole:
At just 29 years of age, Brock Lesnar is undoubtedly, the most successful wrestler at his age that this industry has ever seen. Lesnar has been more than a flash in the pan, and has cemented himself as the Iron Man of not only Smackdown, but the WWE as a whole. Arguably, the most dominating, animalistic champion this company has ever, or will ever have.


Tazz:
The ingredients are all here Cole. The irresistible force, taking on the immovable object. Something’s gotta give!!!


Lesnar continues to walk at a brisk pace to the ring, leaving the title belt over his shoulder. Brock walks around the ring, trying to get into the head of The Wolverine, before leaping onto the apron, letting off his trademark pyro. Brock then stands at the apron, staring at the challenger, with neither making a move.


Michael Cole:
You can feel the electricity in this arena. As you said Tazz, something’s gotta give!!! Both men are undefeated in 2006, but tonight, one of them will suffer an excruciating loss, but one will pick up the biggest win of their career.


Tazz:
The last seven weeks have been building to this moment. Time to answer all the questions Cole. THIS is the main event. It’s rocket buster time!!!


WWE Championship Match:

WWE Champion,
Brock Lesnar vs. 2006 Royal Rumble Winner, Chris Benoit


Lesnar stands on the apron, unstrapping his belt, handing over to the referee, and cagily steps into the ring. The official asks both men to the centre, and starts to give instructions … BUT BOTH MEN CAN NO LONGER CONTROL THEMSELVES AND THE BRAWL IS ON!!!! The referee quickly calls for the bell to start the match, and hands the belt to the timekeeper. Lesnar and Benoit trade blows, with Benoit holding his own against the dominating bigger man, coming at Lesnar with everything he’s got, and Lesnar the same, but Brock loses his composure, and decides to drive his knee into the sternum of Benoit, in fear of his challenger getting the better of him. Quickly, Lesnar tries to dispose of Benoit, HOISTING HIM UP FOR THE F5 … BUT BENOIT QUICKLY PUSHES HIMSELF OFF THE SHOULDERS!!! Benoit lands back on his feet, and lets fly with a knife edge chop, across the chest, lighting up Lesnar, and whips the champion off the ropes, running into the opposite side himself, charging out at Brock, and knocking him down at speed with a running forearm, dropping an elbow, and gets a lateral press, 1...2...Kick Out.

Brock is up quickly, into the corner, with Chris Benoit following in, going at the champion again, lighting up his chest with more chops, opening up on the big man, but again, Lesnar stops the challenger from becoming the aggressor, with a strong knee to the gut. Benoit reels away, and Brock follows up, slamming the rabid wolverine onto the mat, following up by dropping a knee. Brock covers, 1...2...Kick Out. Brock is up quickly, with Benoit not too slow behind him, although it is Lesnar to strike first, throwing a right hand at Benoit, trying to soften the crippler up, and attempts a whip, but Benoit counters it, and tries to take The Iron Man down, looking for an early crossface, but Brock manages to block it, and shoves Benoit away from him. Benoit’s tenacity gets the better of him though, as he comes steaming in again, only to get nailed with a clothesline from the champion.
The Wolverine rolls around the ring, whilst Lesnar stays on him, stomping the back. Benoit tries to fight up, but Brock drops down, and begins to club his challengers back, looking to weaken Benoits surgically repaired neck. Brock drags Benoit up, and goes behind him, looking to hit an early German suplex … but Benoit blocks it. The Champion keeps his grip tight, and looks to execute the suplex at the second time of asking, but again, Benoit blocks the move from happening. This time, Benoit manages to shift the momentum, and turns it over, with him now in position to deliver a German, but now Brock blocks the suplex, and quickly charges backward crushing The Crippler into the corner, breaking his tight grip. Lesnar walks out of the corner, before turning back around, stampeding back in, and driving his shoulder into Benoits gut. Lesnar stays crouched down, and slowly backs out a little, before driving his shoulder back into the sternum, with Benoit showing the pain of the simplistic move, breathing hard.
Lesnar gets back up, and grabs Benoits arm, whipping him off the ropes, but as Benoit comes back, he ducks under a Lesnar clothesline, and quickly delivers a side suplex, taking the champion by surprise. He hooks the leg, 1...2.. Brock gets the shoulder up easily. Both men reach their feet quickly, but Benoit is first to react, and manages to take Lesnar by surprise, bounding towards him, and knocking The Champion over the top rope with a thumping clothesline. The fans pop for the crippler, as the champion bundles out of the ring. Benoit takes a look around the arena, with the fans chanting his name. He nods in approval, before taking a look at Lesnar, who is back on his feet outside, but looks groggy, and Benoit picks up some steam, charging into the ropes, running back off at speed … AND DIVES THROUGH THE ROPES WITH A TOPE … BUT LESNAR MOVES OUT OF THE WAY!!!! BENOIT CRASHES AND BURNS INTO THE BARRIER!!!!!
A hush silence comes over the MGM for a moment, before once again on this night, we hear the echo of ‘HOLY SHIT’ through the arena. Lesnar regains his composure whilst Benoit lies on the mats, sprawled out, possibly knocked out from the sick missed tope. Brock fixes his knee pad, before making his way back to Benoit, and attempts to drag The Crippler up, but makes hard work of it, with Benoit at dead weight, after knocking himself out from the tope. Brock rams him into the barrier again, back first, before hoisting him up, into position for a military press, before dropping the challenger right across the unforgiving barrier, throat first, with Benoit flopping onto the mats, rolling around, holding his throat.
Meanwhile, Lesnar walks out with a huge smile, gloating over his dominance, pointing down at his challenger, mouthing at fans in the crowd, wearing a ‘Crippler’ T-Shirt. He makes his way back to Benoit, and drags him up again, ramming him into the ring post quickly, before laying him onto the apron, and rolls Benoit back in, and follows himself. Brock drags Benoit to the centre of the ring, and hooks the leg, 1...2...Kick Out from the challenger!!! Benoit refuses to give in this early, but Lesnar looks happy anyway, knowing he has Benoit just where he wants him. Brock pulls Benoit back up, and rams the wolverine into the corner hard, driving his shoulder into the mid section again, with Benoit throwing himself forward from the impact. Brock steps out, and rams in with his shoulder again, taking the air from Benoit, slowly dissecting the winner of the 2006 Royal Rumble.
Brock steps out of the corner, whilst Benoit tries to catch his breath. Lesnar steps back to the opposite corner, before charging in, jumping into the air, and drives a high knee into the face of Benoit!!! Chris staggers out of the corner, but before he can fall, Brock stops him, and hooks him up, grabbing the leg, and lifts the challenger into the air, holding him up for a Fisherman suplex … but as per Lesnar, he delays the impact of the move, and holds The Crippler in the air, letting the blow flow straight to his head, whilst displaying his unmatched strength … before delivering the Fisherman buster. Lesnar now hooks the leg, 1...2...shoulder up again!!!
Benoit refuses to give in, but still, Lesnar looks happy, having full control over the match at this point. Brock pulls The Wolverine up again, and shoves him into the corner, before backing up, and runs across the ring again, leaping into the air, going for another high knee to the challenger … BUT BENOIT DARTS OUT OF THE WAY!!! Brock gets his leg caught on the top turnbuckle, which allows a revitalized Benoit comes from behind, and looks for a German Suplex … but as he gets Brock in the air, Lesnar manages to break free of the grip, and land on his feet. Lesnar kicks Benoit in the gut, and quickly follows up, grabbing him around the waist, throwing him through the air, with a fabulous belly to belly suplex!!! Brock quickly gets on top of Benoit for another pin fall attempt, 1...2...Shoulder up!!!
Lesnar wastes no time at all at getting back on top of Benoit, having given him a chance to recover before, leading to a slip up. He pulls Benoit up, and looks to add further stress to his already weakened state, hoisting him up, and nailing a rib breaker … but doesn’t let go. Brock hoists him back up, and walks around the ring, showing off his brute strength to the MGM, before delivering a second rib breaker … but still doesn’t let go. Lesnar hoists the challenger back up again, and shows a fiendish grin, before dropping Benoit with a third Rib Breaker, this time dropping The Crippler onto the canvas. Lesnar roughly drags Benoit towards him, and hooks the leg, 1……2……Kick Out!!! This time, Brock looks a little confused, and looks up at the official, saying ‘What??’ Nick Patrick holds up two fingers, and Brock shakes his head, now looking a little less composed than he did before.
Ruggedly, he pulls the challenger back up, and scoops him up in his arms, immediately driving Benoit down with a backbreaker. Again though, like he did with the rib breakers, Brock hangs on, and quickly delivers a second, and a third backbreaker, before just flinging Benoit onto the canvas, like a piece of meat. He pulls Benoit across again, hooking the near leg once again, 1……2……Benoit kicks out again!!! This time, Brock slams his hands off the canvas in frustration, with the challenger living up to his promise that he wouldn’t crumble. Brock gets up, and stomps his grounded opponent, before dragging the challenger back to his feet. Lesnar attempts to whip Benoit across the ring, but Benoit puts the brakes on, and lets fly with a chop, forcing Lesnar to let go. Benoit now runs into the ropes, and comes back at the champion, but Brock catches him, and delivers a thunderous spine buster, bouncing Benoit off the mat. Again, Brock hooks the leg, looking for a three count, 1……2……SHOULDER IS UP!!! Benoit continues to be tenacious, and still doesn’t lie down.
Lesnar continues to be the aggressor at this point, and again, drags The Wolverine to his feet, showing off his animalistic power again, hoisting Benoit up effortlessly, into the air, back into the Military Press position, but before Lesnar can drop Benoit, The Crippler wriggles free, slipping off Brock, going behind the big man, and before Lesnar has time to react, Benoit delivers a scintillating, and impressive Dragon Suplex!!!! Following the suplex, both men stay down, with Brock rolling onto his front. Nick Patrick is now left to issue a standard count, with both men on the mat. …1……2……3… both men start to come around, with the move not being the most high impact they’ll take …4…… both men push themselves up, just breaking the count as Patrick reaches five.
Benoit is first to act, and kicks Brock in the gut, before grabbing the initiative, and gets Lesnar in position, before delivering another picture perfect suplex, this time a Northern Lights, with a bridge for a pin attempt, 1...2...Lesnar powers out at two!!! Brock rolls over, and tries to shake the cobwebs loose, whilst Benoit gets back to his feet, anxiously waiting for Lesnar to find his feet. Brock gets up, but looks worse for wear, which allows Benoit to swoop in, and rip into the champion again, with another barrage of chops, with Lesnar wincing in pain from the impact. Benoit grabs Lesnar by the arm, and attempts to whip him across the ring, but Brock now puts the brakes on, and stops Benoit from carrying out the Irish whip. Benoit lets go of the arm, and connects with a right hand, before attempting the whip again, but again, Lesnar puts the brakes on, and tries to reverse the whip, but Benoit runs into Lesnar, rather than past him, with Brock letting go of the arm.
Both men now go at it, shot for shot, with Benoit connecting with hard elbows to the face, and Brock replies in kind, with shots of his own, leading with his forearm. Lesnar soon begins to overpower the smaller man in the brawl, and starts to deliver a higher number of shots, but Benoit refuses to give in, and strikes back, delivering forearms of his own to Brocks rock solid jaw, but Lesnar ends the brawl, just as Benoit is set to take control, and delivers a devastating clothesline, turning The Wolverine inside out!!! Lesnar stands over Benoit, then looks up, shouting, to no one in particular, ‘THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT’!!! Lesnar doesn’t go for a cover, and instead, picks Benoit up off the mat, and pulls in behind him, into position for a German suplex, but Benoit quickly runs to the ropes, stopping Lesnar. Brock smacks Benoits neck, and immediately, The Crippler lets go, allowing Brock to go behind, AND DELIVERS A GERMAN SUPLEX!!!
Lesnar though, HOLDS ON. Brock drags Benoit up, and looks to deliver a second now, but smartly, Benoit runs across the ring, and swings around, with Lesnar losing his grip, and hitting the corner. He staggers out, holding his back, and Benoit swoops in, taking no time to think about it, instead quickly delivering a GERMAN SUPLEX!!! … AND HE HOLDS ON!!! Benoit drags Lesnar up, and takes a second to catch his breath, before attempting a second German … but Brock blocks it, before swinging an elbow around, forcing Benoit to let go. He releases his grip, and now Brock takes control of the challenger, grasping behind Chris Benoit … GERMAN SUPLEX!!!! Again, Lesnar holds on, and goes for a second too, but the wolverine stops the momentum, wrapping his foot around Brocks leg. Lesnar lets go, and clubs the back, but Benoit reverses, and goes behind the champion, quickly popping off a GERMAN SUPLEX!!!! Now, once again, Benoit holds on, tenacious as always, going for a second, but once more, Lesnar blocks, reverses, and quickly scores with a GERMAN SUPLEX!!! Now, for the third time, Brock attempts to hit a second German, but just as before, Benoit blocks, the attempt, before wrestling himself away from Lesnar grip, managing to go behind, grasping Brocks waist, and delivers ANOTHER German suplex!!!! AND AGAIN … Benoit attempts to hold on and go for a second, dragging a fatigued looking Lesnar with him, before taking a deep breath, summoning his energy, and looks to hit a second German, looking to score with a trifecta … BUT LESNAR STRUGGLES INTO THE ROPES!!!
Benoit is unable to break Lesnars grip, and clubs the champions back, with perspiration flying off him. Brock manages to fend Benoit off though, with a lucky back elbow, catching Benoit in the chest. The Crippler backs off for a moment, to catch his breath, before pushing himself further, and charges into the ropes again, storming back at Lesnar, but Brock is able to scoop Benoit up, and delivers a crushing sidewalk slam, draining all the momentum from the challenger in just one movement!!! Lesnar makes a weak cover, not hooking the leg, 1...2...Benoit pushes a shoulder up. Lesnar clenches his jaw, trying to hold back his anger, as he pushes himself back up off the mat. He takes a moment to calm, and recover after a draining German suplex sequence moment ago. He stomps on Benoit as the challenger tries to reach his feet, before bending down to drag Benoit back up again.
Lesnar grabs Benoit by the face, taking a look into the eyes of his determined challenger, and drives his knee into the gut, before quickly placing Benoit between his legs, and looks to take him for a ride, picking him up, into position for a power bomb … but Benoit fights it, pounding at the face of Lesnar, who eventually gives up, and lets Benoit back down, with Benoit striking the champion with clubbing blows, rocking The Iron Man. He attempts to whip Brock across the ring, but Lesnar turns Benoit inside out, and knocks the challenger off his feet again, knocking him down with a short but ferocious clothesline!!! Quickly, Lesnar looks to follow up, grabbing Benoit by the tights, sticking him into position for a power bomb again, and this time, gets Benoit up, with The Crippler unable to fight it, and Lesnar drives Benoit into the canvas with a devastating POWERBOMB … BUT LESNAR HOLDS ON!!! Once again, Lesnar isn’t happy with one, after hitting two rib breakers and two back breakers, and attempting more than one German, he now shows off his incredible strength again, pulling Benoit back up, into position for a power bomb, AND DELIVERS!!!! Brock looks up, and around the arena, happy with his work, before motioning it’s over, and covers Benoit …
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…BENOIT GETS A FOOT ON THE ROPE…
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Lesnar can barely believe it, with Benoit looking a mess, laying in the centre of the ring, somehow managing to get his foot onto the bottom rope. Brock begins to vent his fury, and chokes Benoit, yelling at him to ‘JUST QUIT’. The referee issues Brock the mandatory five count, with Brock remembering he CAN lose the belt on a DQ, and lets go at four. Brock gets up, and places a stomp directly to his challengers face, before following up by sticking his foot in Benoits face, looking to cause as much distress and insult as he can. Lesnar grabs Benoits hair, and drags him to his feet, disrespecting his challenger, with an open handed slap to the face, before quickly locking in a tight bear hug. Lesnar looks to try and squeeze the life from the challenger, who gasps for air, with Brock clamping in tight, not allowing any movement for Benoit.
Benoit groans, letting the fans know the punishment he is taking, whilst Lesnar screws up his face, showing the force he is putting behind the bear hug, causing the challenger all sorts of problems. The camera takes a close up of Lesnars hands, which are locked as tightly as can be imagined, with the knuckles even turning white from the pressure he is forcing, which has Benoit caught in the middle of the ring, in all kinds of trouble. The Wolverine flails his arms around in desperation, before placing his hands on Brocks face, trying to cause the champion some harm, in hope that Brocks grip will loosen up. This doesn’t work though, and Benoit continues to fade, along with his twenty year ambition of winning the ‘big one’. Brock swings Benoit around, looking more confident the longer the hold is applied, as the challenger looks to be losing consciousness rapidly at this moment in time.
The referee now is forced to step in, and check on Chris Benoit, with the challenger showing no signs of life. He lifts the right arm up once, holds it in the air, then lets go, with the arm immediately flopping back to a lifeless state. The official breathes in, and steps in again, taking the same arm, gently slapping the forearm twice, before again raising the arm, holding it aloft, and letting go … with the arm falling again. The referee indicates that he’ll lift the arm once more, before ending the match. The fans start to try and will the challenger on, with a ‘Lets go Benoit’ chant filling the MGM Grand, whilst Brock keeps his iron clasp grip on the challenger. The arm is raised, held high in the air … and dro- NO!!! Chris Benoit finally shows some life, and keeps the arm up, shaking it around, letting the fans know, and the referee, that he isn’t done yet, and his dreams may still become a reality!!!
Benoit tries to free himself enough to get a shot in at Brock, and manages to fire a right hand to Lesnars eye, and a second, and a third, and now, relentlessly, the challenger tees off with straight right hand shots to the face of Lesnar, opening up a cut, just above Brocks eyebrow, with a succession of simple, but effective right hands. The camera zooms in on Lesnars hands again, and we see the punches are taking a toll on Brock now, as he grip appears to be weakening, and his fingers begins to separate. Benoit now desperately starts to head butt Lesnar, knowing he doesn’t have long to break the bear hug before he fades again from the pressure. Benoit continues to head butt, and leans back to deliver one last big one, but Lesnar finally lets go of the submission before he can!!! Benoit though, with a new lease of life, spots an opening, and refuses to back down from Lesnar, but his tenacity proves costly, as Lesnar scores with a kick to the gut, and follows up with another perfectly delivered Belly to Belly suplex!!! The MGM dies down, as Lesnar, once again, kills the momentum of Benoit, before crawling over, and hooks the leg…

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………BENOIT WONT GIVE IN………
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Once again, The Crippler manages to keep his championship ambitions alive, and gets a shoulder up. Brock reaches his feet, and staggers a little, looking to have been affected by the head butts moments ago, wiping blood from his brow. He waits patiently, as Benoit struggles to his feet, but as Benoit nearly gets there, the champion gets excited, and jumps up and down, begging Benoit to hurry, and eventually decides not to wait, and drags Benoit into his path, hoisting him into the air … AND SWINGS HIM AROUND FOR THE F5 … BUT BENOIT MANAGES TO COUNTER … LANDING ON HIS FEET, HAND WRAPPED AROUND BROCKS NECK … AND DELIVERS A QUICK SUPLEX … AND HANGS ON!!!!
Benoit pops his hips, and manages to drag Lesnar back up with him, as the fans come to their feet, with Benoit paying homage to his late friend, the Hall of Fame inducted, Eddie Guerrero. Benoit hangs on, and delivers a SECOND vertical suplex … AND STILL HOLDS ON … POPPING HIS HIPS!!! Benoit struggles, but somehow manages to get Brock back up, and after taking a second or two to get his breath … BENOIT HOISTS LESNAR UP TO THE TOP ROPE!!!! He follows up himself, with Brock unable to stop proceedings, as Benoit takes charge of the match … AND DELIVERS A THIRD SUPLEX … THIS TIME … A SUPERPLEX!!!!! The MGM Grand erupts for the three amigos, with Benoit paying tribute to his late, great friend, and slowly, reaches over, making a cover on the champion, but not hooking the leg …

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…FOOT ON THE ROPE…
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The buzz around the arena dies down momentarily, as Brock survives a sudden onslaught from The Wolverine. Benoit is slow to get to his feet, having taken a whole lot of energy out of himself with the Three Amigos, whilst Lesnar really slowly gets to his feet. The Crippler leans on the ropes, keeping his eyes on Brock at all times, who needs the help of the ropes to reach his feet. Despite being out of gas himself, Benoit doesn’t allow Lesnar any time to recover, and as soon as the champion is up, Benoit is right back at him, dragging him from the ropes, and summons his strength to perform a Gut Wrench suplex!!! The fans pop for Benoit again, as The Crippler gives everything he has in the tank to put Lesnar away, and despite looking extremely tired now, Benoit pushes himself to get back up.
The Wolverine reaches his feet, blowing hard, but looks to the fans, and then at Lesnar, before signalling to the fans with his cut throat gesture, meaning it’s time for the Head butt!!! The fans show their appreciation once more, with a big ovation for Benoit as he climbs the turnbuckle, reaching the top rope, perching himself, taking a moment to compose himself, AND SOARS THROUGH THE AIR FOR THE SWANDIVE HEADBUTT … BUT NOBODIES HOME … BENOIT CRASHES AND BURNS!!!!!
Lesnar wisely rolls out of the way, with Benoit having taken a long time to get from the ring to the top rope, and fly. Lesnar now crawls across the ring, pulling himself up on the ropes, whilst Benoit still holds his face, rolling around, feeling the effects of his suicide head butt. Brock slouches in the corner, trying to get his energy back too, whilst Benoit still lies on the canvas, after his do or die miss moments ago. The Rabid Wolverine now starts to pull himself up, and Brock creeps in, waiting for Benoit to turn around, and he does, with The Crippler there for the taking … Lesnar picks him up … F5!!!!!! Brock immediately hooks the leg, with Benoit faded out completely …

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……………ITS NOT OVER……………
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Somehow, someway, Chris Benoit elevates his shoulder off the mat, and KICKS OUT!!!! Brock Lesnar slowly comes to the realisation of what has just happened, as he looks down on a motionless Benoit, who hasn’t moved since kicking out, having expanded every ounce of energy he had left!!! The champion gets back to his feet quickly, and appears to be out of options … before looking towards the top rope. Lesnar, worryingly, looks around the arena, not sure what to do, before taking another look down at Benoit, and shakes his head, before quickly storming to the corner, getting out onto the apron, and climbs the turnbuckles, reaching the top rope, with the fans actually cheering the champion for once, as Cole and Tazz speculate what is set to happen, with it obviously being the shooting star, which almost caused disaster at Wrestle Mania 19 … but won him the match at Wrestle Mania 20. Lesnar looks shaky up top, knowing how much hinges on this next move … AND LESNAR GOES FOR A SHOOTING STAR … AND … BENOIT MOVES … LESNAR EATS CANVAS!!!! Both men stay down, as the MGM is still on it’s feet, with both men now having missed a huge high risk move from the top rope. Again, Nick Patrick has no other choice but to count both men out, much to the chagrin of the Las Vegas audience, who don’t want this to end.

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…Now, both men break the count, just about reaching their feet…

Brock is first to act, and catches Benoit with a right hand, with The Crippler reeling away, into the ropes, bouncing out, with Brock going for a kick, but the challenger catches the leg, AND DELIVERS A DRAGON SCREW!!! Benoit holds onto the leg … steps inside … TURNS LESNAR OVER … AND APPLIES THE SHARPSHOOTER!!!!!! Benoit locks the Sharpshooter on, with Lesnar immediately groaning in agony. Benoit, emulating one of his heroes, Bret Hart, leans back into the move, which could settle a second match tonight!!! Benoit clenches back, with Brocks desire now brought into question by Tazz and Cole, as they wonder aloud ‘How much does Lesnar want it?? How much does it mean to Lesnar??’ Brock yells out, as he pushes up, and tries to move closer to the ropes, and inches closer!!! Lesnar reaches out, hoping he can stretch to the ropes … but cant. He presses his forehead onto the canvas, and pounds the mat, trying to fire himself up even more, as Benoit yells at Lesnar to ‘TAAAAP’. Brock pushes up again, and moves closer, pushing an arm out to the ropes … BUT JUST FALLS SHORT!!! Lesnar closes his eyes, sucking up the agony, and reaches out, stretching as far as he possibly can, hoping to reach the ropes … AND MAKES IT!!!!!
Again, Lesnars persistence - enough to match Benoits - kills the fans hopes in the arena, as he refuses to let the title go, making the ropes, forcing Benoit to break the Sharpshooter. Benoit holds on for a second, as the referee begins to issue a count, and eventually releases at three … BUT IMMEDIATELY DROPS DOWN AND TRIES TO DRAG BROCK OUT FOR THE CRIPPLER CROSSFACE … BUT LESNAR SWIVELS OUT OF THE WAY, AND GRABS ONTO THE ROPES FOR SAFETY!!!
The champion survives another scare from the dogged challenger, who continues to try and up the pace of the match. Benoit doesn’t even let Brock get any rest bite, and drags him off the ropes, with Benoit now realising that Lesnar is in trouble, and struggling to keep up with his tenacious approach. Benoit gets a firm grip behind the Iron Man, but Brock manages to drops down, and deliver a simple Firemans carry, taking Benoit down. The Wolverine is up right away, and comes at Brock, but The Champion ducks under a clothesline, and grips Benoit waist … looking for a German of his own … BUT BENOIT REVERSES … and goes behind Lesnar … DELIVERING A GERMAN SUPLEX TO THE CHAMPION!!! The Crippler holds on!!!! BENOIT DRAGS LESNAR BACK UP, STILL HANGING ON … AND MANAGES TO DELIVER A SECOND GERMAN!!!!
BENOIT STILL HANGS ON!!! The Crippler keeps his grip on the fading WWE Champion, getting back to his feet, and takes one big breath … DELIVERING THE THIRD AND FINAL GERMAN!!!!! The Trifecta is completed!!! Benoit stays on the mat momentarily, before realising his opportunity is now if he wants to live out his life long dream. Benoit pulls himself up, now running on adrenaline alone it seems, again makes the slice across his throat, and steps between the ropes, to scale the turnbuckle again, reaching the top rope, much quicker than last time. And this time, Benoit takes no time to even think about it, and instead … FLIES THROUGH THE AIR FOR THE SWANDIVE HEADBUTT … AND THIS TIME HE CONNECTS!!!!! Benoit rolls around the canvas for a second, before rolling back at Brock, and hooks the leg, hoping it may be enough to secure his dream …

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……LESNAR WONT CONCEDE THE TITLE……
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Brock Lesnar refuses to allow the match to end, and picks up the strength to lift his shoulder up off the canvas. Benoit rolls around, in misery, dejected he hasn’t got the job done. He rolls into the ropes, and pulls his fragile body off the canvas, whilst Brock somehow tries to unscramble his mind, and get to his feet too after taking an amazing amount of punishment in the last few moments. Brock is on his knees, trying to regroup, and Benoit is up, and immediately spots an opportunity … AND DARTS IN TO APPLY THE CROSSFACE … BUT THE CHAMPION BATTLES IT, AND FIGHTS THE SUBMISSION … AND PUNCHES HIMSELF FREE. Benoit staggers away, holding his face, having got caught, possibly in the eye. Lesnar quickly gets up, and looks for his opportunity to kill off Benoit … Benoit turns around … LESNAR HOISTS HIM UP … AND GOES FOR THE F5 … AND … BENOIT COUNTERS … GRABBING THE ARM … TRIPS LESNAR DOWN … CRIPPLER CROSSFACE IS APPLIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lesnar is caught, dead centre, in the most deadly submission move in the history of wrestling!!! Benoit PULLS back, forcing more agony onto the champion, as he bravely holds on … and tries to scratch and claw, and scratch and claw, but gets nowhere near the ropes!!!! Benoit leans back further, increasing the pressure on the champion, who holds his hand up, as the fans, for the second match tonight, begin to chant ‘TAP, TAP, TAP, TAP’, and Lesnar looks set to concede … BUT ROLLS OVER, PINNING BENOIT …

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…WITH THE CROSSFACE APPLIED AGAIN…

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Lesnar is right back where he started, locked, dead centre of the ring, with nowhere to go, locked in the Crippler Crossface!!!!! Lesnar again, tries to crawl to the ropes, but again, is unable to even get near!!! The fans even start to chant for him to ‘TAP’ again, with Lesnar once more putting his hand in the air … contemplating the submission, with Benoit pulling back even further again, causing more distress … and Brock looks set to give up … THE HAND IS COMING DOWN … BUT LESNAR PUSHES HIMSELF OVER … PINNING THE CHALLENGER AGAIN, HOOKING THE LEG WITH HIS FREE HAND THIS TIME …

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…BENOIT MANAGES TO ROLL OVER AGAIN…
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…AND THE CROSSFACE IS STILL LOCKED IN…

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The Champion now tries with one last surge to reach the ropes, knowing time is fading for him. He tries to push forward, but makes little ground, and he looks to be out of options. Despite surviving nearly two full minutes in the Walls of Jericho seven weeks ago to keep the title, he’ll either tap out or pass out, with Benoit pulling back, increasing the pain on Lesnar. Brock tries to push forward once more, and makes a desperate surge for the rope … BUT IS NOWHERE NEAR IT!!! The MGM Grand is on it’s feet, realising history could be made any moment now …

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… LESNAR FINALLY TAPS …
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Winner: AND NEW WWE CHAMPION … CHRIS BENOIT @ 27:28


Michael Cole:
CHRIS BENOIT HAS DONE IT!!! CHRIS BENOIT HAS REALISED HIS DREAM!!! FOR CHRIS BENOIT HIS DREAM … HAS BECOME A REALITY!!!!


Tazz:
Gawd, what a moment. What a damn moment!!!


Benoit is presented with the WWE Championship, whilst on his knees, overcome with tears of joy, finally getting his big moment to stand atop of the mountain. Lesnar quickly disappears from view, with this being all about Benoit now, with this being The Wolverines DEFINING moment.


Michael Cole:
What a way to cap off arguably, or at least, in my opinion, THE single greatest WrestleMania of all time.


Tazz:
Damn straight Cole. We didn’t need to break any attendance records, we didn’t need over hype this show, we just let the show do the talking, and boy, did this show deliver.


Michael Cole:
We’ve had it all tonight partner. Titles have changed hands, legends have shone one more time, new superstars have rose to the occasion, history has been made throughout the show, dream match, after dream match, and as God as my witness, we‘ve seen the single greatest main event in the history of this historical event.


As Benoit parades around the ring with the title, we see a few figures at the top of the ramp. A close up shows Dean Malenko, Chavo & Vickie Guerrero, Rey Mysterio and Bret Hart, all stood, clapping their friend, with Benoit looking up towards them, pounding his chest, and pointing at the four men. Then, we see the MAJORITY of the ENTIRE roster empty out behind them, even some heels making an appearance (but not major heels, and not ‘mysterious’ type guys such as Taker or Kane), and they too clap the NEW Champion.

Malenko, Hart, Chavo and Rey all walk towards the ring, as Benoit holds up the belt, and he embraces each of them with emotional hugs, as Chavo and Malenko put Benoit onto their shoulders, as the celebrations continues, with confetti even falling from the sky, as the roster congregates around the ring, clapping the worthy champion on finally capturing his dream.


Michael Cole:
Its been a wild night. Its been an emotional night. Its been a night to remember. Dreams have indeed became a reality tonight. For Tazz, I’m Michael Cole, signing out. Goodnight everybody.


We end the show, with Benoit holding the title high in the air, now on the turnbuckle, with tears pouring from his eyes as we fade out, with fireworks shooting off in the background…



Quick instrumental of Shinedowns ‘Atmosphere’, with quick clips of pyro going off at the start of the show, and quick soundbites from commentary, with shots of everyone involved on the show, before Shinedowns ‘Shed Some Light’ plays.


Clips of all the major players over the opening instrumental.


I'm falling apart again

*Clips of AMW vs. TWGTT*

And I can't find a way to make amends

*Clips from the finish, with TWGTT winning*

And I'm looking in both directions

*Clips of Shaniqua dominating Trish*

But it's make believe, it's all pretend

*Trish hit’s the Chick Kick to win*


So...

*JBLs entrance*


Shed some light on me

*JBL gets counted out*

And hold me up in disbelief

*JBL gets disqualified*

And shed some light on me

*Hardy overcomes the odds to win*

And tell me something that I'll believe in

*Hardy celebrating, and JBL being helped out*


It's innocence within the maze

*Shane flying through the air to hit the Coast to Coast*

But I have chosen the wrong way

*Triple H knocking Shane off the super structure*

I'm still getting over who I was

*Clips of all the Hall of Famers*

There's no sense of trust, there's no definition of love

*Jericho cheating against Taker*


So...

*Taker beats Jericho*


Shed some light on me

*Christian entering the arena*

And hold me up in disbelief

*Austin battling through the blood and pain*

And shed some light on me

*Christian dominates, and wins*

And tell me something that I'll believe in

*Christian standing tall in victory*


*Carlito retaining the IC Title*


I know now, it's not who you are

*Spots during the ladder match*

It's who you know

*Sabu screws Van Dam*

And I see clearly now, which way to go

*Orton cheating against Cena*

I remember the way I fell from above

*Cena kicking out of the belt shot, and winning*

And I recall the way I was

*Hogan and Flair stare down*

*Hogan, Foley and Rhyno beat Evolution*


So...

*Bret and Angle go face to face*


Shed some light on me

*Angle on top*

And hold me up in disbelief

*Bret making a stunning comeback, and winning*

And shed some light on me

*Rock and HBK battling punch for punch*

And tell me something that I'll believe in

*Rock with the top rope Rock Bottom*

Shed some light on me

*Benoit and Lesnar going at it*

And hold me up in disbelief

*Both miss big moves off the top*

And shed some light on me

*Benoit kicks out of the F5*

And tell me something that I'll believe

*Brock taps out, and Benoit is handed the belt*

Tell me something that I'll...

*Benoit celebrates*

Tell me something that I'll believe

*Quick shots of all the winners*

Tell me something that I'll believe

*Quick shots of all the winners*



… Something I'll believe …

*Still shot of Benoit, on the shoulders of Malenko and Chavo*



END OF SHOW

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