RAW Results - 14th April 2008
Live from The Tokyo Dome
From Last Week
- Evolution’s reunion promo being interrupted by The McMahon Men, and the announcement that they will meet at Backlash in a non sanctioned match
- JBL’s horrific line about Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley possibly miscarrying hers and Triple H’s unborn baby, leading to the all out brawl
- Eric Bischoff having security escort Evolution out of the arena
- William Regal agreeing to become the Executive Assistant to Eric Bischoff and being told he will be in charge when Raw comes to Japan (this week)
- Regal announcing that John Cena would face Kane for the WWE Championship in the main event
- Kenny Dykstra being interviewed by Leticia Cline with John Cena interrupting and asking Kenny what his name was
- The main event for the WWE title with Dykstra coming down and distracting Cena to allow Kane to win the match and retain the gold
- After the match and Orton striking out of nowhere with an RKO to Kane
- Kane sitting up as Orton walked back up the stage at the end of the show
“Wanna Be Loved”
JR & The King welcome us to Raw, live from Japan. They say how great it is to be in Japan, and remind us that one person who isn’t here is Raw’s Head of Authority, Eric Bischoff, leaving his Executive Assistant, William Regal in sole charge of Raw tonight when. . .
“Voices” hits as Randy Orton walks down to the ring to heat from the Japanese crowd. Dressed in his casual clothes and looking very smug, The Legend Killer collects a microphone and walks back in to the centre of the ring. He says that after all the cloud last week, it’s clear now that his rematch is set, it won’t be John Cena he has to beat at Backlash, it will be Kane. He then says that over the last week, he’s been going back and forth on what it’s going to take to beat The Big Red Machine and take back his title, and despite what people think, he knows he can, scraps that and says he knows he will once again become the WWE Champion. He says that he proved last week he’s smarter than Kane, coming out of nowhere and taking his chance, and promises to do the exact same thing when it matters at Backlash in just under two weeks. He then says that he knows it’s not going to be easy, there’s no doubt Kane has been impressive since coming to Raw, but he’s not as impressive as The Legend Killer. He then says that Kane might have retained the title last week, but his next defence will be his last.
He says that Kane might be the WWE Champion right now, but the fact is Kane never beat the champion, he never beat Randy Orton, and he never will. He says he will be taking back what’s his, the title that he never lost, and therefore should still be his, the WWE Championship, and says that it he’s going to do whatever it takes to get it back as he deserves it. The fans boo, but a section of the crowd cheer as “Burned” blasts out with Kane walking down to the ring alongside Paul Bearer. Orton doesn’t look too fazed, but a little cautious as Bearer and Kane climb in to the ring. Kane walks over to Orton and stands right in front of him, but Bearer tells The Legend Killer that despite his actions last week, he is safe for now, but it’s only because Kane will wait to Backlash to make him painfully eat his words and beat him like everybody who has crossed his path for the last three months. Kane steps back as Bearer says that, and Orton says that everything has to come to an end, and so will Kane’s title reign. He says that he’s the dominant one, and he’s proved it for six months until the WWE Championship was wrongfully taken away from him.
Kane tilts his neck and Bearer grins as Orton gets angrier and says that Kane’s title reign will come to an end in the blink of eye, just like ten years ago, and says that he guarantees it. Bearer tells Orton that’s what he might think, but that’s not what’s going to happen, Kane will unleash a suffering he never thought existed as Kane then walks right back towards a worried looking Orton. He stares right at the menacing eyes of Kane under the mask, but Bearer then tells Kane to wait and steps in between them. Orton steps back as Bearer looks at Kane and tells him to be calm, but Orton spots his opportunity and spins Bearer round and plants him with an RKO. Before Kane can react, Orton makes his escape by sliding out of the ring and under the bottom rope to safety as Kane walks over to the ropes and steps over them. Orton runs to the ramp and halfway up it as Kane stops and stares at the grinning former champion. The Big Red Machine turns his head back and looks at Bearer before turning back and staring menacingly at Orton.
During the Break
Randy Orton paces through the back, and Todd Grisham catches up with him. Orton carries on walking with Grisham doing the same and asking Orton where he’s going. Orton tells him that he’s done his job tonight, and that’s making an impact. He stares at Grisham and tells him and says there’s only one thing left to do, and that’s at Backlash when he’s going to finish the job and take back his title. Grisham stays still as Orton then walks away and out of the building.
Also, medics are shown attending to Paul Bearer in the ring during the break, placing a neck brace on him and then placing him on a stretcher. It then went on to show Kane standing in the back amongst referees and medics as Bearer was put in to an ambulance. Kane lifted his head up as it drove away, and the camera zoomed in on The Big Red Machine’s evil eyes.
From Last Week
Cryme Time & The Colon’s blow up backstage with Carlito standing up to Shad after mocking him and JTG, only to get knocked down by the big man, setting up the next match.
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Cryme Time vs
The Colon Brothers w/Eric Perez
ENDING: Carlito & JTG pick themselves back up with Carlito throwing a wild right, but JTG blocks it and hits a right hand of his own. He then grabs Carlito by the arm and tries for an irish whip, but it’s reversed, and as JTG comes back off the ropes, he stuns Carlito by connecting with a LEG LARIAT. . . . . Both men fall to the mat and crawl across to make the tag to their respective partners. Shad & Eddie race through the ropes, and it’s Shad who strikes first, taking Eddie down with a clothesline. The younger Colon brother is right back up though, only for Shad to send him back down with another clothesline. As Eddie gets up again, Shad scoops him up and walks in to the corner, dropping Eddie’s head on to the top turnbuckle pad for a little SNAKE EYES. . . . . Cheers come from the crowd with Perez looking worried on the outside as Shad grabs the staggering Eddie and plants him with a BACK SUPLEX SIDE SLAM. . . . . Carlito can only watch on as Shad shifts across the mat and makes a cover . . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . Eddie just gets his shoulder up, but Shad isn’t wasting any time as he stands back up and urges his opponent up. It takes Eddie several seconds before he shows any sign of movement, but as starts to sit up, Perez walks round on the outside and pulls JTG down off the apron. Perez backs up as the referee turns round to see what’s going on, and Shad does the same. With the ref’s back turned, Carlito enters the ring and walks up behind Shad, nailing him with THE BACKSTABBER. . . . . Boos ring out as Carlito rushes back on to the apron while Eddie makes the cover with the ref turning round to hurry across and count the fall . . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . 3.
WINNERS: The Colon Brothers by pinfall @ 5.41.
AFTERMATH: “Cool” hits as Carlito joins Eddie in the ring and they have a little brotherly hug with Perez then climbing in to the ring. They look down and smile at Shad as JTG then sits back up on the outside looking disappointed.
The Intercontinental Champion, Kofi Kingston & Kelly Kelly, Cody Rhodes’ girlfriend are hanging out in Kelly’s locker room. There’s a little tension between them after Cody’s blow up last week, with Kelly telling Kofi she doesn’t know what got in to him. She says that maybe he thinks there is something going on with them, but then says after they left the show last week, she told Cody she wanted to wrestle and got a match for this week. Kelly starts to get a bit emotional as she starts talking quicker, telling Kofi that Cody said he didn’t want her wrestling and getting hurt. She then says that Cody’s changed, he’s really getting to her and she doesn’t know why, and he even told her he wouldn’t support her during her match tonight. Kofi shakes his head in disgust and tells her that she can wrestle if she wants, and that if Cody doesn’t go to the ring with her, he will. Kelly says thanks, but Cody Rhodes walks in and he doesn’t look happy at all. He yells at Kelly and has a go at her for telling Kofi what’s going on with them. Kofi steps forward and protects Kelly, then tells Cody that if she wants to wrestle, she can, it’s not up to him.
Cody tells him it’s none of his business, and that he’s only looking out for her as he doesn’t want her getting hurt. Kelly says that she won’t, and that she doesn’t tell him not to wrestle, but Cody says he can look after himself. Kelly says she can look after herself too, even without him if she has too and tells Cody that there’s nothing he can do to stop her, then storms out of the room, leaving an angry Cody to stare at Kofi. He asks Kofi if he’s happy, turning his girlfriend against him and parading around with the Intercontinental Championship that they won together. He then sarcastically asks him if he wants the keys to his car too before saying (sarcastically again) he’s real sorry he has to leave, but he has to go and sort this mess out, and accuses Kofi of causing it. Cody turns round and walks towards the door, but stops and turns back round. He tells Kofi any friendship they had is through, and tells him to stay the hell away from Kelly, or he’ll have no problem dealing with him. Kofi stares back at him as the angry Cody turns round and slams the door on his way out.
William Regal is sat down in his office, looking very cosy and pleased for himself as he sips his cup of tea when Santino Marella & Melina walk in. Regal sits up straight with Santino looking very angry. He tells Regal he wants to speak to the boss man and asks where he is with Regal then telling him that Mr. Bischoff is taking a week off and that he is in charge tonight. Santino turns to Melina and whispers to her that it looks like he will have talk to the gorilla and not the organ thing. It looks like Regal missed it and asks Santino if he plans on wasting his time any further or if he can actually be of any assistance. Santino then says that he wants Finlay and his little green dwarf punished for scaring Melina half to death last week. He says that it was disgusting and that Melina had to shower five times a day to get rid of the horrible smell, but jokingly says of course he suggested it and scrubbed her back each time. Melina looks at Santino and tells him to be serious, but he seems to have drifted off.
He looks to be thinking about the showers with a big smile as Melina then shakes her head and turns to Regal. She tells him that she’s been having nightmares all week about what happened and that she nearly didn’t come tonight. Melina turns round and sees Santino still grinning widely and slaps his arm before shouting his name. He snaps out of it and asks Regal if he can imagine what it would be like if Melina & Santino Marella weren’t on Raw tonight, and then says that there would be chaos here in China, getting a lot of heat from the Japanese fans in the arena. Regal has a short think and tells them that he agrees with them that Finlay and his leprechaun can be a pain in the backside. He then says that he will pass on their sentiments to Finlay and that he will have a strong word with him about keeping the little rapscallion in order. Santino tells him to make sure that he does and bids him farewell. Regal stands up after they’ve left and says to himself that he better go find that troublesome little bugger.
JR says that there’s some trouble breaking out in the back, and we cut to see Kane assaulting Cryme Time in the production area. He pushes Shad in to some storage boxes, lifts JTG up by the throat and tosses him against the wall, then grabs Shad by the head and throws him in to some metal poles that are piled up against the wall. Shad falls to the floor with the poles falling on top of him. Kane stares down at them for a couple of seconds before turning round and storming away.
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Melina makes her entrance with Santino Marella by her side, both looking very confident as “Holla” hits. Kelly Kelly walks out looking happier than before, getting a pop from the crowd, but as she gets half way down the ramp, Cody Rhodes follows her out and jogs down the ramp and grabbing her arm. He tries to get her to go to the back, but she tries to pull herself free. Then we see Kofi Kingston running down to try and smooth things over, and he pulls Cody away from Kelly, allowing her to make her way in to the ring. She turns back and shakes her head as Kofi & Cody argue before walking down to the ring and watching the match.
Kelly Kelly w/Cody Rhodes & Kofi Kingston
vs Melina w/Santino Marella
ENDING: Melina pulls a groggy Kelly back up to her feet and tries for an irish whip in to the corner, but Kelly is able to reverse it with Melina’s back hitting the pads hard. Kelly then backs up before running in at Melina and connecting with a HANDSTANDS BACK ELBOW SMASH. . . . . The fans like that, as does Kofi on the outside, clapping away to the obvious anger of Cody. Back in the ring, Melina staggers out of the corner with Kelly climbing up to the top rope, then jumping off and taking her down with a DIVING CROSS BODY. . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . Melina lifts Kelly off her, and Kelly stands back up to try and pull Melina back up. With Santino encouraging her, Melina is able to drive a right arm in to the gut of Kelly Kelly before rising to her feet and pulling her hair to drag her to the mat before nailing her with a CURB STOMP. . . . . Santino raises his arms in the air and turns round to gloat to the fans in the front row with Melina smiling at the sight. But the boos turn in to cheers as Hornswoggle emerges from under the ring and slides inside behind Melina to grab hold of her leg. She screams out loud, surprising Santino who turns round in shock. He stands up on the apron and tells the referee to get him off, and he does. Melina shudders with utter horror as Kelly picks herself up behind her, and as she gets to her feet, Santino ignores Melina and jumps down off the apron, making a bee line for Hornswoggle. Melina then turns around and in to a ROUNDHOUSE KICK. . . . . A big pop breaks out as Santino chases Hornswoggle round the ring as the referee makes the count . . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . 3.
WINNER: Kelly Kelly by pinfall @ 4.37.
AFTERMATH: “Holla” hits as Kelly sits up in shock at her victory at the first attempt on Raw. Hornswoggle runs around the ring and away from Santino with Finlay walking out to the ramp to meet him. Santino looks furious as he reaches inside the ring and pulls Melina out and helps her up. Kelly stands back up with both Kofi & Cody getting in to join her. Kelly sees Kofi first and she hugs him with a big smile on her face. Cody walks over and pulls them apart, the tries to hug her himself, but she turns her back and walks away, leaving the ring. Cody yells at Kofi as Kelly walks up the ramp by herself. She then turns round and sees Cody shove Kofi, but the Intercontinental Champion pushes him right back, and harder than Cody, sending him further back. Kofi turns round and sees Kelly standing there, looking disgusted as Kofi turns back and stares at Cody.
William Regal is talking on his cell phone while walking down the hallway and back in to his office where Evolution are waiting for him. Triple H, Batista & Ric Flair are all stood up looking very serious, dressed in smart casual clothing. They take Regal by surprise, and still on the phone, he tells Eric Bischoff to hold on for a moment. Triple H catches on who Regal’s talking to and grabs the phone from him. He rants down the phone at Bischoff, telling him he’s still livid at being kicked out last week and wants to get his hands on The McMahon’s tonight. He listens for several seconds and responds by saying that there’s no way they’re going to wait until Backlash, and tells Bischoff there will be hell to pay if they’re made to wait. There’s another short pause as he listens to Bischoff and then says that they’re going to let Regal decide since he’s the man in charge tonight. Triple H ends the call abruptly and gives the phone back to Regal, then tells Regal it’s all down to him to make the match for later on. Regal looks a little worried and back pedals ever so slightly as he explains that Mr. Bischoff clearly said they would have wait to Backlash, and that’s what they’ll have to do.
The Game looks back at Batista & Flair, who all walk right up to Regal and crowd him. Triple H asks him again, if he’s going to listen to Bischoff and risk this being his last night not just as GM, but his last night with the use of both of his legs before giving him the alternative of standing up for himself and to make his own decision, saying that must have been why Bischoff hired him in the first place. He then asks Regal if he is his own man, or if he’s just Bischoff’s bitch. That hits a nerve with Regal and he says that he is more than capable of making his own decision, and that there is going to be a match tonight, not just an ordinary match, but a no disqualification match. Flair says that’s more like it as Regal continues, saying that later on tonight, it will be Triple H going one on one with JBL. A big pop comes from the arena as Triple H gently slaps Regal on the cheek and tells him he’s done the right thing with an intense Batista backing away first, followed by Trips and Naitch. Regal breathes a sigh of relief as they’re about to leave, but The Game turns back and asks Regal if he wants them to go and tell The McMahon’s, or if he wants to do it himself. All three members of Evolution smile as Regal gets a real look of worry on his face as we then hear the door close behind the nervous Executive Assistant.
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“Ain’t No Make Believe” hits as John Morrison & The Miz make their way down to the ring, looking smug to heat from the crowd. The Miz goes and asks for a microphone from Lilian Garcia. He says that in less than two weeks, he and John Morrison, the tag team of the century will be going to Backlash to take on two men who could only dream of being half the way near the champions he and Morrison are going to be. He then says that right now, he has the privilege of beating one of them in Brian Kendrick, and that he’s going to win tonight like he and The Shaman of Sexy will at Backlash. He then tells the fans not to worry because the titles are safe for now before turning to the stage, aiming his message at the champs, saying that once Backlash is over, London & Kendrick won’t just be jealous, but they’ll be the former tag team champions. He drops his microphone, and a few seconds later, “Rocker” hits to a pop from the crowd as Paul London & Brian Kendrick walk down to the ring with purpose.
Brian Kendrick w/Paul London
vs The Miz w/John Morrison
ENDING: The Miz stands back from Kendrick, urging him up as one half of the World Tag Team Champions makes his way back up to his feet. As Kendrick gets back up to a vertical base, The Miz runs at him for a clothesline, but Kendrick ducks underneath his arm. Miz stops himself and turns round, only to be on the receiving end of a DROPSAULT. . . . . Cheers break out in the crowd as both men then pick themselves back up with Kendrick grabbing Miz by the wrist and whipping him in to the corner. He follows in and hits him with a BACK FLIP DROPKICK. . . . . Kendrick lands on his feet and takes a couple of steps back as Miz then staggers out in to a SUPER KICK. . . . . The Miz just falls flat to the canvas with Kendrick dropping down and going for a cover . . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . Morrison leaps up on to the apron and distracts the referee, who stops the count and stands up, as does Kendrick. Paul London decides to take his own actions on the outside as he runs round to meet Morrison, but Kendrick runs at him himself and dropkicks him off the apron. He stays by the ropes for a couple of seconds and stares down angrily at Morrison as London watches on and grins. Kendrick then turns round and walks back over to pull the squirming Miz back up to his feet, grabbing him by the head and setting him up for THE SLICED BREAD. . . . . With the fans getting behind him, Kendrick runs in to the corner, but as he runs up the ropes, The Miz dodges the bullet by throwing him off his shoulder. Kendrick lands on his feet though and turns round straight away, causing the panicked Miz to run right at him. Kendrick acts quickly again, kicking him in the gut, grabbing his head and placing it under his arm, running in to the ropes and spring boarding for a CYCLONE DDT. . . . . A massive cheer beaks out as Kendrick goes for the cover . . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . 3.
WINNER: Brian Kendrick by pinfall @ 6.08.
AFTERMATH: “Rocker” hits to a pop from the crowd as London joins Kendrick the ring with Morrison pulling The Miz out. London walks over to Kendrick, but his partner turns his back on him in the heat of the moment and walks over to the ropes, talking smack at Morrison as The Miz comes round. London pats Kendrick on the back and stands alongside him, but Kendrick remains focused on Morrison & Miz as he stares right at the challengers to the tag team titles at Backlash, seeming to be unaware or just ignoring his partner.
JR says that we need to cut the back, and we see Val Venis laid out in the hallway, completely out cold with a couple of production workers standing over him. One of them tells the other to go and get some help and to tell Mr. Regal what’s happened.
Shots of Kane in a deserted warehouse are shown with a worried looking Randy Orton lurking in the corners. A trail of fire then ignites around the now empty warehouse with glass shattering.
VOICEOVER: There comes a time when consequences will be felt. . . They come when you least expect them. . . They come when you don’t want them, but you have no option but to deal with them. . . You have to deal with the Backlash.
Todd Grisham is stood outside The McMahon’s locker room. He tells us that he received word during the commercial break that William Regal had come to tell The McMahon’s that JBL will compete in a no disqualification match with Triple H later on this evening. He then says that he’s about to go and get their reaction to it, turning round and knocking on the door. An angry yell of “what” can be heard as Grisham reluctantly opens the door and steps inside. Vince, Shane & JBL are all angrily pacing around the room, and it’s Vince who sees Grisham first, then asks him just what the hell he wants and if Regal has sent him to tell them that he’s changed his mind and that his son will have to face all three members instead of just one. Grisham calmly says that’s not the case and that he only wanted to get their thoughts on the match coming up later on. They all stop still and look at him with JBL then telling him to come to him, which he reluctantly does. JBL tells him that Eric Bischoff is supposed to be an independent head of authority, then repeats the words independent. He says that he was employed by Linda McMahon to be impartial, and yet here he is allowing some two bit secretary to make a no disqualification match between him and Triple H. He calls it farcical and that he is not going to stand for such actions as these to take place any longer. He then says that if Bischoff and his English fairy are going to take the law in to their own hands, so are he and his family, then tells Grisham to get out before he really gets angry. Todd can’t wait to escape, walking quickly across to the door and out of it as the camera zooms in on the red hot JBL.
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“Priceless” hits to heat from the arena as the very arrogant couple of the Million Dollar Champion, Ted DiBiase Jr & Maryse make their way down to the ring. They both look smug as hell as DiBiase collects a microphone and says that last week, he continued his 100% record since joining Raw, but yet again it was against someone who he doesn’t even acknowledge as a wrestler. He says that he knows that there is no one else at his level, but he wants competition, someone who could actually challenge him and give him the chance to prove why he is simply priceless. He smirks as the crowd boo him, but that short pause is interrupted as “My Time Is Now” blasts out to a huge pop from the Japanese crowd, leaving DiBiase & Maryse in shock. John Cena walks with a purpose down to the ring and slides right inside, causing DiBiase & Maryse to leave and walk to the ramp. They stay at the bottom and look disapprovingly at Cena who picks up the microphone DiBiase left. He looks at and then past them as he tells him it was nothing personal, he’s down here for one reason and one reason only, and that’s to tell Kenny Dykstra to get his ass down to the ring right now.
Cena pulls off his shirt as he waits for Dykstra with DiBiase & Maryse still staring at him with frustration and anger. After a few seconds, “Pure Control” hits to heat from the fans as Kenny Dykstra walks out to the stage with a microphone in hand, looking very pleased with himself, dressed in his ring gear. He tells Cena that he’s not out here to fight as he doesn’t answer to other people, they answer to him. He then says that Cena has to realise what happened last week was just a consequence of disrespecting a future hall of famer, and that it’s Cena who was in the wrong for showing him no respect, not him for costing Cena a chance at becoming the WWE Champion. Boos ring out as Dykstra stares down at the pissed off Cena with DiBiase & Maryse giggling at Dykstra’s comments. He then says that it’s good to see that Cena knows his name now, and maybe, just maybe, he learnt his lesson last week, don’t screw around with Kenny Dykstra, or you will regret it. Cena seems to cool down and says that it’s alright, he’ll accept all that crap from Kenny as a cover for saying I’m a coward and just do what needs to be done, if Kenny won’t come to him, then he’ll go to Kenny himself.
Cena is about to step through the ropes when William Regal appears on the tron, standing up in his office. He says that he’s had enough people running rot tonight, and it’s going to stop right now. He then tells Dykstra that he will answer to him, and that he should listen carefully to what he is going to say now. He says that despite the fact he won’t allow them to brawl like thugs tonight, they will compete in tag team action right now with Ted DiBiase being Dykstra’s partner since DiBiase wants serious competition. He then says that Cena’s partner, another one of tonight’s troublemakers will be out in a matter of moments, but he would also like to announce that at Backlash, John Cena will get his wish as he will go one on one with Kenny Dykstra. Cena grins and Dykstra takes it on the chin as he walks down the ramp to join DiBiase & Maryse. They get in the ring and stand opposite Cena for a couple of seconds as Cena invites them to go at him until “Lambeg” hits and Finlay makes his way down the ramp along with Hornswoggle to a pop from the crowd.
John Cena & Finlay vs
Kenny Dykstra & Ted DiBiase Jr w/“The Million Dollar Woman” Maryse
ENDING: Dykstra stands back up, closely followed by Finlay and he then throws a right hand at the Irishman, putting him on the back foot. He then grabs him by the arm and whips him in to the ropes, but as Finlay hits them, Dykstra jumps up early as he goes for a dropkick with Finlay holding on to the ropes as Dykstra crashes down to the mat. Finlay takes a couple of seconds to recover before walking across to his corner with Dykstra also crawling across to his corner as Finlay makes the tag to a fired up John Cena. He wastes no time in climbing through the ropes and racing across to try and pull Dykstra back, but he jumps up and makes the tag to DiBiase. Cena looks pissed as he holds on to Kenny’s boot, desperately wanting to get his hands on him, but it gives DiBiase the chance to strike. He enters the ring and fires a shot to the side of Cena, then turns back and runs the ropes, but as he comes back, Cena runs at him and runs through off the ropes. As both men then come back off the opposite set of ropes, Cena takes him down with a DIVING SHOULDER TACKLE. . . . . The crowd cheer loudly as Cena gets back up with DiBiase struggling back up to his feet with Cena shifting behind and lifting him on to his shoulder to plant him with a SPIN OUT POWERBOMB. . . . . Cena holds on to the youngsters legs as he tries for a cover . . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . KICK OUT! . . . . .
Maryse looks relieved on the outside as her man just kicks out. Cena stands back up with DiBiase struggling back up yet again, and as he just about stands about, Cena runs past him and off the ropes behind, comes back and connects with THE THROWBACK. . . . . Cheers ring out again as Cena goes for another cover . . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . DiBiase kicks out again, putting up a big fight, but Dykstra enters the ring too to make sure. Cena leaps back up to his feet and charges at Kenny, clotheslining him over the top rope to the floor below. Cena looks hot and turns back in to his corner to tag in Finlay before running back across the ring and baseball sliding under the bottom rope. He grabs hold of Dykstra as he gets up by the barricade and clotheslines him over and in to the crowd. Cena jumps over as he then picks Kenny up and brawls trough the fans as Finlay watches on before going back to work on DiBiase. He walks over to him and is about to pull him up when Santino Marella walks down the ramp with an angry expression on his face. Finlay sees him and watches on as Santino grabs the shillelagh from the corner and runs back up the ramp. Finlay doesn’t look happy and walks towards the ropes, but DiBiase races up to his feet, walks up behind Finlay, spins him round and plants him with a COBRA CLUTCH LEG SWEEP. . . . . The youngster hooks both legs as the referee makes the count . . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . 3.
WINNERS: Kenny Dykstra & Ted DiBiase by pinfall @ 7.50.
AFTERMATH: “Priceless” hits as Finlay DiBiase stands back up to get his arm raised by the referee. Maryse climbs in and passes him the Million Dollar belt for him to raise in the air, posing for the crowd with his ever present arrogance.
Leticia Cline is standing by, and introduces us to her guest at this time, Natalya Neidhart. Boos can be heard from the arena with Leticia then asking Natalya about how Victoria was at ringside last week to watch her victory over Candice Michelle. Natalya says that Victoria got a glimpse of her future as she made Candice tap out to the sharpshooter. She then says that Victoria thought life would be easy for her after winning the Womens Championship at Wrestlemania and with Beth being drafted to Smackdown. Natalya points out that it couldn’t be further from the truth as she is even more ruthless and determined than Beth was, and that the first chance she gets to take the title away from Victoria, she is going to take it from her like candy from a baby, and that there’s nothing Victoria will be able to do about it. Leticia thanks Natalya for the time, and just as Natalya walks out of the shot, Santino Marella & Melina walk past Leticia, laughing and joking.
With the shillelagh still in his hand, Santino says that he showed everyone that no one messes with Santino Marella, He smiles along with Melina before saying it’s time for them to go try and find some food they can actually eat, but just as they turn round, a production worker runs up behind and stops them by shouting Santino’s name. Santino turns around and looks really cheesed off, telling him he has somewhere he needs to be with his beautiful lady friend. The worker tells him that William Regal’s ordered him to be in a match right now. Santino looks pissed and tells him there is no way he is going to wrestle now, but he looks down at the shillelagh and smiles. He then says that it is okay, he has a new toy to help him, then he grabs Melina by the hand and tells her to follow him. He turns back and asks the worker who his opponent is, but he says he doesn’t know. Santino says it doesn’t matter, with his rattle, he can beat anyone.
[CUT TO RINGSIDE]
His music plays as we cut to the arena where eventually he walks out looking very confident with Melina. He stands in the ring and puts the shillelagh in the corner and waits for his opponent, and after about five seconds, “Burned” blasts out as Kane, the WWE Champion storms down to the ring with the WWE title draped over his shoulder. Santino’s jaw drops as he watches on while Kane steps over the top rope and drops his belt.
Non Title Match
Santino Marella w/Melina
ENDING: Santino stands there in absolute shock as Kane slowly walks across to him. As he gets closer, Santino panics and tries to run past The Big Red Machine, but Kane grabs him by the throat. Santino desperately tries to escape his clutches, but Kane lifts him in to the air, but out of nowhere, Orton slides in to the ring from by the timekeeper’s table with a steel chair in hand and smashes Kane in the back. Santino luckily falls to the mat as Orton smashes Kane in the back again, sending the big man down to his knees and causing the ref to call for the bell.
WINNER: Kane by DQ @ 0.21.
AFTERMATH: Santino scurries across the mat and to the outside as Orton drops the chair and steps back to the corner straight away. Kane remains on his knees as Orton races at him instantly, smashing him in the head with the punt. Kane falls flat to the mat as Orton just stares down sadistically. He then turns his head to the side slightly and sees the WWE Championship belt Kane dropped moments ago. He stares at it for several second before walking across and grabbing it. He looks at it for several seconds before placing it on his shoulder and leaving the ring, walking back up the ramp with it as Kane lies motionless in the ring. He stops and turns around, raising the belt in to the air to a ton of heat from the Japanese fans.
***The Main Event***
No Disqualification Match
Triple H w/Batista & Ric Flair vs
John “Bradshaw” Layfield w/Vince McMahon & Shane McMahon
ENDING: JBL pulls the dazed looking Triple H back up to his feet and steps back in to the ropes, but as he comes back, The Game explodes by jumping up in to the air and nailing him with a HIGH KNEE SMASH. . . . . The fans like that and cheer to the frustration of JBL’s father and half brother on the outside. JBL sits up after a couple of seconds with The Game then helping him up to his feet and whipping him in to the rope. And as Layfield comes back, Triple H grabs him around the waist and plants him with a DOUBLE A SPINEBUSTER. . . . . A huge pop breaks out inside The Tokyo Dome as The King of Kings immediately goes for a cover . . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .NO!! . . . . . JBL kicks out, but The Game stands right back up and gets ready for THE PEDIGREE. . . . . He raises both arms up and leans back as JBL stands up with Shane O Mac panicking on the outside and grabbing a steel chair. Back on the inside, Triple H kicks Layfield in the gut and pulls him in to position, but Shane O Mac slips in to the ring with the chair in hand and levels his brother-in-law across the back, sending him down to the mat. Boos ring out as JBL falls too and as Batista & Flair race up to the apron with Shane sliding right back out to heat from the fans. He drops the chair as the referee tries to reason with Batista & Flair with JBL then stretching his arm out across The Game’s chest.
Vince shouts at the ref to make the count, which he does as he turns round and runs across the mat and counts Triple H’s shoulder . . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . NO!!!!! . . . . . The Game kicked out to the relief of his Evolution team mates, and to the absolute amazement of Vince & Shane McMahon. JBL sits back up in complete shock too, but as he stands up, he reaches in to his trunks and pulls out some brass knucks. Batista & Flair see the danger and hop back up on to the apron, but Vince & Shane quickly run around and pull Flair down, with The Nature Boy’s head hitting the apron on his way down. JBL steps back, and right by Batista, unaware of The Animal until he reaches in and grabs him by the shoulder. JBL turns round and swings at Batista, but he pulls his head back as Triple H slowly picks himself back up. JBL pulls himself free from Batista and turns around to see The Game running right at him, but he steps to the side as Triple H runs right in to Batista, knocking him off the apron. He looks stunned as he sees Dave hit the floor, but as he then turns round, JBL drives his fist and the knucks in to The Game’s face. The fans don’t like it, but they have no choice but to watch as JBL drops to his knees and goes for the cover . . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . 3.
WINNER: JBL by pinfall @ 7.39.
AFTERMATH: “Longhorn” hits to a chorus of boos from the crowd as Shane reaches down under the ring and pulls out a trash can. He tosses it over the ropes and climbs up to the apron as JBL drags Triple H over to the corner and sits him up against the pads before positioning the trash can in front of him. With Vince enjoying the view from the outside, Shane then climbs up to the top rope and leaps through the sky, connecting with the Coast to Coast Vince applauds both his sons work as he enters the ring. Batista & Flair start to sit up and can only watch on as Vince stands either side of his sons and raises their arms in the air to end the show.
[END OF SHOW]
The Colon Brothers df. Cryme Time
Kelly Kelly df. Melina
Brian Kendrick df. The Miz
Kenny Dykstra & Ted DiBiase df. John Cena & Finlay
Kane df. Santino Marella
JBL df. Triple H
Candice Michelle df. Jillian Hall
Jimmy Wang Yang df. Lance Cade
John Morrison df. Val Venis
Afa Jr df. Trevor Murdoch
CONFIRMED FOR BACKLASH
“All Summer Long” by Kid Rock
Kane (c) vs Randy Orton
World Tag Team Championship
Paul London & Brian Kendrick (c) vs John Morrison & The Miz
Non Sanctioned Match
Evolution vs The McMahon Men
John Cena vs Kenny Dykstra
Last edited by Nige™; 01-13-2009 at 09:28 AM.