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The King of Kings - World Wrestling Entertainment - 2008
Hell in a Cell
The Undertaker vs. Edge
Undertaker picked up the victory following the tombstone piledriver, the match was followed by the Deadman sending Edge to the fiery depths of hell.
John Cena vs. Batista
Batista was the victor as he caught Cena from a top rope leg drop and smashed the Batista Bomb. He then nailed another to make sure of the win.
WWE Championship - Triple H vs. The Great Khali
Triple H brought the big man down with the pedigree, it took three attempts to finally hit the move but when he did it was decisive.
World Heavyweight Championship – CM Punk vs. John Bradshaw Layfield
CM Punk proved the doubters wrong when he was able to nail the longest reigning champion in SmackDown history with the deadly GTS.
ECW Championship – Matt Hardy vs. Mark Henry
Mark Henry’s manager Tony Atlas got his client disqualified in a matter of seconds so he retained the title.
Intergender Championship Tag Match - Glamarella (Beth Phoenix & Santino) vs. Mickie James & Kofi Kingston
Beth Phoenix got the win over Mickie James which enabled her and Santino to win the Women’s and Intercontinental Championship respectively.
Montel Vontavious Porter vs. Jeff Hardy
MVP picked up a great win when he managed to hit the Drive By Kick following a slight distraction from the United States Champion, Shelton Benjamin.
Also, Shawn Michaels came out to announce his retirement from Pro wrestling due to doctors orders, a very emotional moment as his wife stood by his side. Chris Jericho took exception to this and made his presence felt when he came out and ran down HBK and tried to make him admit that it was Chris Jericho who ended the career of Shawn Michaels. Heated words were exchanged and it resulted in Jericho accidentally hitting Shawn Michaels’s wife in the face. The arena was shocked and neither man knew quite how to react.
Beth Phoenix - WWE Women's Champion (Won 17.08.08 at SummerSlam)
CM Punk - World Heavyweight Champion (Won 30.6.08 on Raw)
Cody Rhodes - World Tag Team Champion (Won 29.6.08 at Night of Champions
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Hardcore Holly (Injured)
Katie Lea Burchill
Randy Orton (Injured)
Santino - Intercontinental Champion (Won 17.08.08 at SummerSlam)
Ted Dibiase Jr. - World Tag Team Champion (Won 29.6.08 at Night of Champions)
Priceless – Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase
Cryme Tyme – Shad & JTG
The Highlanders - Robbie McAllister & Rory McAllister
Extremists – Tommy Dreamer & Stevie Richards
Chris Jericho & Lance Cade
Paul Burchill & Katie Lea Burchill
Glamarella – Santino & Beth Phoenix
General Manager: Mike Adamle
Play-by-Play: Michael Cole
Colour Commentator: Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler
Interviewer: Todd Grisham
Ring Announcer: Lillian Garcia
Big Daddy V (Injured)
Curt Hawkins - WWE Tag Team Champion (Won 20.7.08 at The Great American Bash)
Gregory Helms (Injured)
Jimmy Wang Yang
Michelle McCool - WWE Divas Champion (Won 20.7.08 at The Great American Bash)
Shelton Benjamin - United States Champion (Won 20.7.08 at The Great American Bash)
The Great Khali (Injured)
Triple H - WWE Champion (Won 27.4.08 at Backlash)
Zack Ryder - WWE Tag Team Champion (Won 20.7.08 at The Great American Bash)
Chavo Guerrero & Bam Neely
Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder
Jesse & Festus
John Morrison & The Miz
Finlay & Hornswoggle
Shannon Moore & Jimmy Wang Yang
General Manager: Vickie Guerrero
Play-by-Play: Jim Ross
Colour Commentator: Matt Striker
Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts
Upcoming Pay Per View Schedule:
Unforgiven - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland; Ohio. – September 7th 2008
No Mercy – Rose Garden, Portland; Oregon – October 5th 2008
Survivor Series – TD Bankworth Garden, Boston; Massachusetts – November 23rd 2008
Rebellion – Wembley Arena, London; England – December 14th 2008
Royal Rumble – Joe Lewis Arena, Detroit; Michigan – January 25th 2009
No Way Out – KeyArena, Seattle; Washington – February 15th 2009
WrestleMania XXV – Reliant Stadium, Houston; Texas – April 4th 2009
Other Important Dates:
Saturday Nights Main Event – 27th October 2008
Saturday Nights Main Event – 3rd January 2009
News & Notes
The higher ups at World Wrestling Entertainment have deemed it time to end ECW. The roster will be split over the course of the next Raw and SmackDown. WWE.com indicates that the names that have been selected to move will be appearing on the first show following SummerSlam. The ECW title is now in the former titles section on WWE.com. A thirty second DQ finish is probably not the best way to have gone out on but it seems as if the company didn’t care about the title so why should we?
Injury comings and goings
A lot of injury talk this week, the major hit was that John Cena was injured during his match with Batista. Word has it that Cena will need some time off but he is willing to work through the pain over the coming weeks until the surgery is needed. The Great Khali is also a main event star that has picked up an injury. The scary news is that it was the knee of Khali which is where he is most vulnerable standing at over seven foot. No word on his status. Edge will also be taking time off after carrying SmackDown on his back for almost a year. Edge was written out by being sent ‘to hell’ but it appears he will only need a short amount of time off.
On the other side of the coin Randy Orton has made a full recovery, news of a motorcycle accident was unfounded and many in the back were shocked he did not make a run in at SummerSlam. No words on when he will return but with Cena out it should be sooner rather than later. Also, Gregory Helms has spent a long time out and is said to be coming back in the near future. Helms had been out for over a year but creative are said to want him back due to his versatility, i.e. we could see the return of The Hurricane.
Big Daddy V, Candice Michelle & Hardcore Holly are all still on the injured list and there is no word on their condition.
Across the Pond
A huge change has been made to the pay per view schedule as Armageddon has been replaced by Rebellion. Rebellion was a event that WWE ran during the back end of the attitude era. It was a special event for the UK fans. Now it seems as WWE are doing their very first pay per view outside North America as this will be a show which does implicate the American audience which the old Rebellions did not. WWE will be rounding off the year in England as the Raw & SmackDown prior will be in England as will the two shows following. No word on where yet. The pay per view will be held in Wembley Arena but there are talks of moving it to Wembley stadium if there is overwhelming demand for tickets. The UK shows will be the last of the year as there will be a break over Christmas and the product will return with a Saturday Nights Main Event on January 3rd to ring in the new year.
Other changes include Cyber Sunday being dropped from the calendar as creative feel they need more time to build to Survivor Series. Another Saturday Nights Main Event is in place for October 27th to bride the gap between events.
No more face of Foley
WWE has parted ways with the Hardcore Legend Mick Foley who is likely to appear in TNA in the future. His replacement is former Raw superstar Matt Striker. There is no word whether he is a fill in or the permanent choice. He does not have much experience in the booth that we no of so WWE may look to bring in someone else, like Tazz. It is odd that Tazz was not offered the position so we do not know what his future is. We’ll have to see.
The shows will be in recap form. I will look to move onto full shows but for the time being I am going write in recap to get myself going and build confidence. The first Raw following SummerSlam has been written.
Glory, Glory, Man United.
Last edited by The+King_of_Kings; 07-26-2009 at 11:27 AM.