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WWE Superstars | May 8 2007
Our hosts, Joey Styles and The King welcome us to the second edition of Superstars, showcasing the best talent from Raw and Smackdown. Tonight, MNM meet The British Lions for a shot at Straight Edge next week on Raw, whilst Paul London continues his preparations for Judgment Day, taking on Chris Masters … not to mention, the draw for the 2007 KOTR tournament.
And the show is kicking off in style, with the #1 Contender match for the World Tag Team titles. The former champions are led out by Melina, looking to grab another opportunity at the champions.
Led out by the sultry Katie Lea, the British Lions make their way to the ring, hoping to jump straight into contention for the tag titles.
Match 1 | #1 CONTENDERS MATCH FOR WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS:
MNM w/Melina vs. The British Lions w/Katie Lea
It’s a decent contest, with Burchill owning MNM in the opening stages with his brute power - unbridled power, which has Nitro and Mercury rethinking the game plan, unable to overcome the strength of Burchill. Once Smith is brought into the match though, MNM take over, and wear down the weaker member of the British Lions unit, whilst King and Styles discuss Melinas loss to Alexis Laree last night on Raw, and the upcoming ‘tell all’ this coming Monday.
Thanks to timely assistance from Katie Lea, Smith is able to make a comeback, and tags out to Burchill, who runs through Nitro and Mercury again, with the momentum shifting toward the Brits, but as Burchill sets up the Curb Stomp on Mercury, but Nitro saves his partner, attacking ‘The King of Pain’, who stumbles into the corner, where Smith makes a blind tag. Smith hops into action, going for Mercury (the legal member of MNM), but Burchill attacks Nitro, forcing the referee to get involved, and MNM make the most of the distraction, as Nitro attacks Smith from behind, and helps Mercury to deliver the Snapshot, slipping out of the ring, and distracting Burchill, whilst Mercury makes the cover, 1...2...3!!!
Winners: And #1 Contenders for the World Tag Team Championships - MNM @ 06:56
MNM quickly escape from the scene, having earned ANOTHER opportunity at Straight Edge next week on Raw; SURELY their final shot, having come up short at Backlash?? In the ring, Burchill looks ready to boil over, angry at the manner of defeat, whilst Katie Lea tends to Harry Smith, with the British Lions coming to terms with their first loss as a unit.
We return with a promo for NEXT WEEK ON RAW where the first ever ‘Beat the Clock’ challenge will be held, where the winner moves on to Vengeance to challenge Christian.
Match 2 | DIVAS REMATCH:
Victoria vs. Maryse
On commentary, Styles and Lawler discuss last weeks contest between the two, where the newest addition to the female roster, Maryse, came close to causing an upset against Victoria, and tonight, requested the rematch. Much like last week, the majority of the offence comes from the veteran diva, until Maryse catches her with a power slam off the ropes for a near fall. From there, the rookie causes Vickie problems, but cant connect with the DDT she craves to nail, as Victoria counters out, much like last week, delivering a short clothesline. Then, Victoria sets Maryse up for the Widows Peak … BUT MARYSE SLIPS OUT … AND ROLLS VICTORIA UP … 1...2...3!!!!!
Winner: Maryse @ 04:00
King and Styles sell plenty of shock for the win for the rookie, shocking the veteran diva. Victoria can only sit up, and slowly accept what has just happened, whilst the blonde bombshell has her hand raised, looking almost as shocked. Maryse doesn’t take long to leave the ring, as Victoria continues to simply sit up, and try to accept the loss to the rookie.
Clip of Bret Hart rolling up Bam Bam Bigelow to win the King of the Ring tournament in 1993.
“I‘M THE BEST THERE IS, THE BEST THERE WAS, AND THE BEST THERE EVER WILL BE”
Narrator: It has given the platform for champions to establish themselves.
Clip of Owen Hart being crowned King of the Ring in 1994, as we hear him yell over it.
“I‘M THE KING OF HARTS!!!”
Narrator: It has immortalized greats forever.
Clip of Stone Cold Steve Austin winning the 1996 King of the Ring tournament, with the sound bite over it.
“AUSTIN THREE SIXTEEN SAYS, I JUST WHIPPED YOUR ASS”
Narrator: It ushered in the birth of a new attitude.
Clip of Triple H having his hand raised in 1997.
“THE KING OF THE RING!!!”
Narrator: Stars have been born.
Clip of Kurt Angle dropping to his knees in victory in 2000.
“IT‘S TRUE, IT‘S TRUE”
Narrator: Legends have been made.
Clip of Brock Lesnar having his hand raised in 2002, as we hear Paul Heymans voice over the top.
“THE NEXT BIG THING, BRRRRROCK LLLLLESNARRRRR”
Narrator: Careers have skyrocketed.
Clips of Mister Kennedy with the crown last year, and Edge with his trophy in 2001
Narrator: The King of the Ring tournament has provided some of the most memorable moments in sports entertainment history, and on Saturday, June 23, 2007 … the King of the Ring lends itself to another staple in the illustrious history of the WWE … Saturday Nights Main Event.
Clips of current superstars, Shelton Benjamin, MVP, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Straight Edge, Brian Kendrick, Paul London, MNM, Carlito and Brent Albright.
Narrator: The year, the King of the Ring tournament climaxes on NBC, with quarter finals, semi finals and the grand final, on the most special edition of Saturday Nights Main Event in history!!!
Quick clips again of the prominent former winners.
Narrator: Which superstar will use the King of the Ring tournament to follow these legends, icons and immortals into the pantheon of greatness??
~ THE 2007 KING OF THE RING TOURNAMENT ~
!! LIVE ON SATURDAY NIGHTS MAIN EVENT ON NBC !!
JUNE 23 | THE PYRAMID, MEMPHIS TN
AND THE OFFICIAL DRAW … IS NEXT~!!
Both Eric Bischoff and Arn Anderson are in the ring as we return, with two tumblers (one for Raw, one for Smackdown) set up in the ring, as we get set for the King of the Ring tournament draw …
2007 KING OF THE RING TOURNAMENT
MARK HENRY | PAUL BURCHILL
UMAGA | CODY RHODES
CM PUNK | JOHNNY NITRO
MIKE KNOX | WILLIAM REGAL
TYSON TOMKO | MATT HARDY
JOEY MERCURY | GREG HELMS
REY MYSTERIO | SANTINO MARELLA
SHELTON BENJAMIN | HARRY SMITH
FINLAY | GARRISON CADE
CHARLIE HAAS | SUPER CRAZY
KEN DOANE | HARDCORE HOLLY
PAUL LONDON | NICK DINSMORE
BRENT ALBRIGHT | BRIAN KENDRICK
JEFF HARDY | KID KASH
CHRIS MASTERS | CARLITO
MONTEL VONTAVIOUS PORTER | CHAVO GUERRERO
As the draw is concluded, Styles and King hype the tournament some more, before stating that two of the Smackdown superstars involved in the tournament are in action next, as Super Crazy and Kid Kash face each other in tag team action, as Crazy teams with the exciting Evan Bourne, whilst Kash tags with Daivari, who also debuted last week.
A promo airs for THIS FRIDAY NIGHT ON SMACKDOWN, where an eight man tag team match headlines, as The New Wave bands together to face Brock Lesnar, Edge, Finlay and Jeff Hardy.
Match 3 | CRUISERWEIGHT TAG TEAM ACTION:
Super Crazy & Evan Bourne vs. Kid Kash & Daivari
Lots of high flying action early on, as all four men tear it up, before the referee gains control, and the tag element of the match takes over. With the action slowing down slightly, Kash and Daivari find themselves gaining the upper hand, and target the rookie Bourne, looking to keep out the veteran, Super Crazy. Bourne though, shows plenty of toughness, and survives a smart beat down from the heel tandem, making a brief comeback, and tagging in the insance Luchador!!!
Super Crazy speeds things up, which has Kash and Daivari in all kinds of trouble, but just as it seems the heels have the better of Crazy, Bourne races to the rescue, taking Daivari out of the ring, leaving Crazy and Kash for the time being. Kash attempts to deliver the Dead Level, but Crazy counters out, eventually hitting an arm drag which sends Kash out of the ring, and Crazy follows with a splash off the top. Daivari - having gotten the better of Bourne - attacks Crazy, and the two legal men take it inside, with Bourne and Kash out of commission.
In the ring, Daivari is unable to slow down the Mexican, and eventually, falls victim to a Tornado DDT, and with Daivari down, Crazy calls on Bourne to hit his signature move … AND AIR BOURNE CONNECTS!!! The Shooting Star is nailed perfectly, and Super Crazy follows up with his treble moonsault, making the cover, as Bourne keeps Kash out of the ring, 1...2...3!!!
Winners: Super Crazy & Evan Bourne @ 06:58
It’s another feel good win for the faces, as Super Crazy rebounds off his loss to Chavo last week on Smackdown, whilst Evan Bourne continues his impressive start to life as a WWE superstar. Meanwhile, Daivari suffers a second straight loss in his career, and Kid Kash is unable to climb back up the ladder. Crazy and Bourne celebrate the win, as we fade away…
** VIDEO PACKAGE **
The WWE production theme, “Lost Souls” plays over the package.
Opens with the following writing;
"Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of' Judgement" Matthew 12:36.
Flashing shot of Randy Orton punting RVD at WrestleMania.
"He that rejecteth me and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him. The word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day" John 12:48.
Flashing shot of Randy Orton punting Jericho on 13/4 Smackdown.
Writing appears again;
"For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, that everyone may receive the things done in his body, according to what he hath done whether it be good or bad" II Corinthians 5:10.
Flashing shots of Ric Flair leaving the ring, head bowed, for the final time, RVD being wheeled out of the arena at WrestleMania, and Chris Jericho being placed into an ambulance on the 13/4 edition of Smackdown.
The package then focuses on the face of the callous Randy Orton, the music stops, and it’s simply heavy, slow motion breathing.
Narrator: His Judgment Day … has come.
WWE JUDGMENT DAY | MAY 20 | AMERICAN AIRLINES ARENA, MIAMI FL
ONLY ON PAY PER VIEW
Back in the arena…
**STAY IN SHADOW**
As the ever popular Paul London makes his entrance, our commentators use the opportunity to hype his mouth watering contest with Brent Albright at Judgment Day, whilst putting over the chances of The Golden Boy, against the reigning champion of seven long months.
To little fanfare, Chris Masters makes his over the top entrance, as Styles and King speak of Masters being a tough obstacle for the much smaller man tonight, in Paul London.
Main Event | ONE ON ONE:
Paul London vs. Chris Masters
After a hot start from London, Masters takes over. Being the much bigger man, Masters uses that advantage to wear down London, but soon finds out that the #1 Contender for the U.S Championship is far from an easy touch, with London constantly fighting back. London scares Masters with a few near falls, firstly from cradles and roll ups, before surprising Masters with a Hurricanrana into a pin for another two, then, a top rope dropsault scores two also.
However, as London attempts a DDT, Masters overpowers him, and launches him over the top rope, before catching him with a sick clothesline (think his Royal Rumble elimination in 2005 by Snitsky) which allows Masters to take over once again. Using his superior strength, The Masterpiece wears London down on the outside, then hammers him in the ring, targeting the back, and scores a near fall with a back breaker, then a sidewalk slam.
It all looks to be setting London up for the MASTERLOCK … and as Masters looks for it, London SLIPS OUT … and ducks under a clothesline, before connecting with a spin kick. That dazes Masters, and London follows up with a running neck breaker, which keeps Masters down for just long enough … FOR THE 450 SPLASH!!! London has the fans on their feet, as he makes the cover, knocking off another big man on his route toward Judgment Day … 1...2...3!!!
Winner: Paul London @ 09:11
London scores the feel good win, and a win that further underlines his credentials on the run up to Judgment Day. The show closes with more shills for the next PPV, and a glowing report from Joey Styles on the super Paul London, who plays to the fans, as we fade to black.
END OF SHOW
BEING THE BOOKER Est. 2004