Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: South Yorkshire, UK
Re: GCB's WWE
MONDAY NIGHT RAW!
Live from Manchester, England
RAW begins with a clip from last night’s No Mercy pay-per-view WWE Championship match between Randy Orton and Sheamus ...
... both men are down on the mat now. Who will get up first? It’s Orton who gets to his knees and sets himself for another RKO! Surely this time it will win him the match ... Randy Orton leaps and goes for his finishing move ... Sheamus swats him aside and hits the Brogue Kick again instead! Sheamus drags a prone Orton up and lifts him again for the High Cross when all of a sudden ...
Wait a minute!
Oh my goodness, it’s Triple H! The Game is back!
And no doubt he is back for Sheamus!
Triple H rushes out dressed in jeans and a Triple H shirt and Sheamus looks at him in despair with Orton sliding off his back. Sheamus stares out at Triple H who reaches the ring and stops, staring at Sheamus with a wild look in his eyes ... Hunter raises his hand and points behind Sheamus who turns around ... RKO! Orton hits the RKO perfectly! Goes for the pin ... 1 ... 2 ... 3! Randy Orton is still the WWE Champion!
Here is your winner and still the WWE Champion ... RANDY ORTON!
As Orton is handed the WWE Title and has his arm raised by the referee, Triple H slides into the ring and stands over Sheamus looking down on him. Orton looks across at Hunter and his face is unreadable as he walks slowly towards the Game and Sheamus. Triple H points down at Sheamus and says something to Orton who nods his head and leaves the ring leaving Triple H with Sheamus in the ring. Orton pauses though and then walks to the announcers table where he picks up the sledgehammer ... he slides it under the ropes and across the ring to Triple H with a knowing look in his eye. As Orton leaves, Triple H picks up the hammer and sets himself as Sheamus begins to get to his feet ... WHAM! Triple H launches the hammer head into the stomach of Sheamus and leaves him down on the mat in agony. Triple H then lifts up Sheamus and sets up for the Pedigree ... which he delivers to leave Sheamus a broken down mess in the centre of the ring. Triple H stands over the body of Sheamus and stares up the ramp to Orton who is stood on the stage with the WWE Title held high.
*** PYRO *** PYRO *** PYRO *** PYRO *** PYRO *** PYRO *** PYRO *** PYRO ***
Hello, everybody, welcome to Monday Night Raw, one night on from an exciting No Mercy where we witnessed the return of the Cerebral Assassin, the Game, Triple H!
And we also witnessed a shocking attack on your broadcast colleague, didn’t we, Michael Cole?
Ladies and Gentlemen, my broadcast colleague tonight is Josh Matthews due to injuries suffered by Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler last night at the hands of the Miz. And, Josh, Lawler got what he deserved for interfering in the business of the greatest superstar on Raw, the future WWE Champion, the awesome Miz.
All I know is that tonight I won’t be disagreeing with you, Michael, as I don’t want to end up in the same situation as the King!
The crowd inside the Manchester Evening News Arena explode at the sound of the Game’s music and the lights dip with flashing green lights flooding the arena. Into a spotlight on the stage steps the figure of Triple H, the 13-time World Champion, dressed in his street gear and carrying a sledgehammer. He makes his way to the ring, steps inside and stands on the middle rope in the corner posing as thousands of flashlights snap away in the crowd. Triple H takes a microphone and stands centre of the ring as the lights come up and the WWE Universe give a massive cheer and ovation to him ... Eventually, they quieten down and allow Triple H to begin.
Do you remember me? I am ... THE GAME!
The crowd roar and cheer for the returning Triple H who stands and surveys the crowd with a grin on his face. A ‘Triple H’ chant starts and Hunter waits for a moment before continuing ...
Last night at the No Mercy pay-per-view, I returned to interfere in the WWE Championship match. I helped Randy Orton to retain the title and I showed that I am here for one man and one man only ... Sheamus.
The word Sheamus is greeted with a tirade of boos and jeers from the WWE Universe and Triple H shakes his head.
Don’t get me wrong. Sheamus is a fine competitor, I was very impressed with his first year. And at WrestleMania last year, I told him that he needed to beat me to show he belonged in the big time. We had a great match but he couldn’t beat me, I was too damn good!
The crowd cheer and Hunter pauses for a moment to take in the crowd’s reaction.
On that same night, my good friend Shawn Michaels ...
More cheers from the crowd as HBK’s name is mentioned causing Triple H to pause again ...
... Shawn Michaels lost to the Undertaker and retired from the WWE. The following night, battered and bruised, I wanted to go out and tell everybody how much Shawn meant to me.
Triple H lowers the microphone and looks up at the titantron ...
The crowd boo as the clip ends and Triple H stands in the ring with an intense look on his face. He looks around before resuming his speech ...
Hey, I’m not saint. I’ve done my share of attacking people from behind in my time, I’ve done my share of despicable acts. But whenever I have done, I’ve always faced up to it and – sometimes – I’ve ended up paying for my troubles. Sheamus ... you attacked me from behind with a steel pipe. Your attack cost me eight months of my career. Be a man, Sheamus, come and face me right now ...
Triple H flings the microphone down and waits ... and waits ... and waits ... then the e-mail alert sound bleeps and the lights flash and Hunter turns to face Michael Cole, a look of disgust on his face.
Can I have your attention please? I have just received an email from the anonymous Raw General Manager ... And I quote. “Triple H. Welcome back to Monday Night Raw. It’s good to see you back in the ring again. I understand fully why you want to see Sheamus this evening. However, he is not here tonight. Sheamus was injured last night at No Mercy and has not been cleared by the doctors to wrestle this evening.”
The crowd boo as Triple H picks the microphone back up and stands looking towards Michael Cole ... Just as Triple H is ready to speak, Michael Cole interrupts him.
I haven’t finished yet. There is more. And I quote. “Seeing as you are back here on Monday Night Raw, I think that it only fair that you have a match tonight. I know that you are ready to compete. So tonight, it will be Triple H ... against Mr. Money In The Bank, The Miz!”
That’s fine, Mr. GM, that’s fine. I can cope with a match against the Miz tonight. But remember one thing, Mr. General Manager. I’m married to one of the McMahons and I know a lot of things. And I know who you are! Don’t give me any reason to ... let your name slip.
The crowd cheer as Triple H’s music sounds out again and Hunter leaves the ring to prepare for his match later tonight against the Miz.
A huge announcement from the RAW General Manager – The Miz goes one on one with Triple H later tonight.
What did Triple H mean there at the end? He knows who the General Manager is?
Of course, that’s what he said. I hope he lets the world know tonight!
********** COMMERCIAL BREAK **********
RAW returns with an advertisement for the upcoming pay-per-view, Cyber Sunday.
Your chance to vote and shape the WWE!
Welcome back to Monday Night Raw where we just found out that tonight, Triple H will go one on one with The Miz, the future of the WWE! What a match that promises to be, Josh!
Why’s that? Because it involves the Miz?
Cole ignores Matthews and the music of R-Truth begins to a roar from the crowd who join in enthusiastically with the song as Truth raps it.
Truth dances his way to the ring before charming the crowd with his usual words about Manchester, England. The arena quietens before ...
This match is set for one fall. Already in the ring, from Atlanta, Georgia ... R-TRUTH! ... And his opponent, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he is the ‘Rated R Su-perstar’ ... EDGE!
Edge enters the ring and removes his shirt, looking determined and ready for action after his problems with the Raw General Manager in recent weeks.
Last night at No Mercy, Edge came out and demanded a match on the pay-per-view. However, one more time, the General Manager refused Edge’s request and belittled the 9-time champion in front of the WWE Universe.
Edge needs to show the WWE Universe that he deserves to wrestle at pay-per-views and in title matches. You don’t get them by whining and moaning all the time.
EDGE vs. R-TRUTH
Truth and Edge lock up and have an even opening few minutes where both men get their usual, signature moves in. Truth looks to have the edge when he dodges Edge’s attempt at a spear and helps the Rated R Superstar into the turnbuckle head first. Edge looks to be struggling when Truth lifts him up and hits him with a powerslam before Truth celebrates with a little jig in the middle of the ring. R-Truth waits for Edge to get to his feet before hitting the ropes and hitting a flying forearm with a twist – the Lie Detector – before standing waiting for his finishing move. Edge slowly gets to his feet whilst R-Truth waits to hit the Corkscrew Scissors Kick ... as he goes for it, Edge manages to avoid the move and steps back as Truth gets back to his feet ... SPEAR! Edge with the spear, hooks the leg ... 1 ... 2 ... 3! Edge wins!
WINNER (5:12): EDGE
Here is your winner ... EDGE!
As his music plays and R-Truth leaves the ring, Edge heads out and takes a microphone, casting an evil glance over at the General Manager’s laptop. He gets in the ring and signals for his music to be faded off.
In the last few weeks, me and the Raw General Manager have not really seen eye to eye. I’ve said some things that I maybe shouldn’t have, the General Manager has put me in some matches that he maybe shouldn’t have ... I think it’s time that we agreed to stop all this nonsense.
The crowd jeer Edge as he is looking for an easy route out of the problems he has caused himself ...
Let’s face it ... Triple H already knows who the General Manager is. It’s only a matter of time before the whole world knows. The General Manager might as well just come out and announce who he is right now.
The email alert sounds and Michael Cole gets up to read the email.
And I quote ... “Or who she is, Edge.”
The crowd look puzzled and Edge looks annoyed again.
Isn’t it time that you stopped playing all these games, General Manager? Why don’t you just come out and say who you are. Tell the world. It’s going to become public knowledge sooner or later.
Silence for a moment, then the email sounds again.
And I quote ... “Edge, you’re right. It is almost time to reveal myself. After all, Triple H knows who I am. It’s time to reveal myself ... at Cyber Sunday. However, I’ve had enough of you recently. Questioning my decisions, trying to tell me what to do. I can tell you one thing, Edge, I am NOT Vickie Guerrero! You cannot convince me to help you in your career! You will be competing at Cyber Sunday ... but I haven’t decided how or where or why yet. I’ll let you know. In the meantime, I am banning you from discussions about who I am here on Monday Night Raw – no backstage interviews, no in-ring promos. We’ve heard enough Edge and you will not waste all our time no more. And if you wanna’ break my rules, go ahead ... I’ll fire your ass without any hesitation.”
Edge looks annoyed again and slowly backs out of the ring and away shaking his head. As he leaves, the audience near the aisle tell him what they think of him.
Whoever the new General Manager is, he – or she – is not going to take no rubbish from Edge!
What an interesting email that was. Edge banned from talking about the General Manager until after his match at Cyber Sunday – whoever it is he is facing there.
Let’s hope that whoever the General Manager is, he – or she – comes up with a great opponent that Edge can face at Cyber Sunday in three weeks!
The following contest is set for one fall. Introducing first, from Los Angeles, California ... MELINA!
Melina struts down whilst the paparazzi click away with their cameras. The former Divas Champion looks melancholy as she gets into the ring before posing for the crowd.
Last night, Melina was just not able to win the Divas Titles from Laycool after she went for a pinfall on Layla when she was not the legal woman in the match. However, she proved that she could beat Laycool and that she deserves another shot at the title.
I agree completely, Michael Cole. Melina deserves to be the Divas Champion but she just couldn’t get the right 3-count in the end.
And her opponent ... from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida ... ALICIA FOXXXX!
Alicia Fox comes out shaking her ass side to side, shaking her tail as her song is called. She gets to the ring and points at Melina and clearly is showing her that she should be the number one contender for the Divas Title, not Melina.
ALICIA FOX vs. MELINA
In a good Divas match, the advantage swings one way, then the other as the two Divas battle to take control of the match. Alicia Fox manages to hit her unique scissors kick to Melina with her long legs but Melina rolls out of the ring to safety to the frustration of her opponent. Once Melina returns to the ring, she gains control with her Matrix moves and hits the ‘Primal Scream’ before pinning Fox with the split legged pin ... 1 ... 2 ... 3!
WINNER (2:27): MELINA
Here is your winner ... MELINA!
Melina takes a microphone and stands in the ring ...
Hey ... Hey, Laycool. Where are you? I’ve got a message for you.
Out come the self proclaimed co-Divas Champions dressed to kill and looking confused as they get close to the ring. They make a crying taunt to Melina who smiles and ignores them before speaking again as the champions get into the ring.
Last night, at No Mercy, I had you both down and beaten for a 3-count. Unfortunately, I got the wrong person at the right time and the right person at the wrong time. I proved that I can beat either one of you and I think I have a right to another shot at the Divas Title.
Oh, you do, do you? Let me tell you what I think, Lay, I think that Melina is kidding herself. We are the Divas Champions because we won the titles, we defend the titles, we have never been beaten for these titles. And you wanna know why that is, Melina?
Oh, look at her, ‘Chelle, she looks upset again. Are you going to cry, Melina? Like you did when we beat you and took the title from you?
She is, you know. Wa-wa-wa-wah!
Melina, you are so lame ... you think that you can ...
Melina has heard enough and attacks Layla with her microphone. She drags Layla down to the mat with her hair and begins bashing her head up and down before McCool manages to drag Melina away and Laycool begin their beatdown on Melina. Michelle holds Melina as Layla slaps her in the face over and over and over before the Bella Twins come racing down to the ring and break the attack up. Melina and the Bellas stand together in the ring while Laycool escape and head back up to the stage.
********** COMMERCIAL BREAK **********
RAW returns with Todd Grisham stood backstage holding a microphone.
Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome my guest at this time ... John Morrison!
The crowd in the arena cheer as Morrison comes into view with a smile on his face and his custom made shades covering his eyes.
How you doing, Todd?
I’m great, thanks. John, last night at No Mercy, Chris Jericho was caught on camera wearing steel knucks after your match ...
Stills of Jericho by the side of the ring, punching Morrison, the pinfall and Jericho trying to hide the knucks afterwards are shown before the camera returns to Grisham and Morrison.
... Jericho managed to pin you and ensure that his retirement was cancelled. What are your thoughts about this?
I understand that here in the WWE, some competitors will do whatever it takes to win a match. Desperate men really do desperate things. In all my years of watching or participating in the WWE, I can’t remember Chris Jericho, the best in the world at what he does, resorting to the use of the brass knucks. But that was a desperate act ... I can only assume that Chris Jericho is a desperate man, Todd.
I understand that you made contact with the Anonymous RAW General Manager earlier today?
I sure did, Todd, and he told me that tonight, it will be a re-match ... John Morrison, one on one, against Chris Jericho. I’m not interested in retiring Jericho no more though, I’m interested in embarrassing him.
Thanks for your time, John.
The camera returns to the ring where Justin Roberts is stood waiting patiently.
This match is set for one fall. Introducing first, weighing 223 pounds from Los Angeles, California ... JOHN MORRISON!
The crowd cheer for Morrison as he heads out in slow motion (on camera) and the pyrotechnics explode behind him as he makes his way off the stage. He passes his sunglasses to a fan at ringside before heading into the ring and posing at the turnbuckle.
Last night, John Morrison was so close to defeating – and retiring – Chris Jericho, Josh, but the wily veteran pulled out all the stops to deny him.
You mean he cheated?
Well, yeah, if you like ...
I know one thing, Michael, Jericho was beaten, Jericho was about to be retired when he resorted to the brass knucks. Jericho is a lucky man to still be here tonight on RAW.
Tonight is not about Jericho’s retirement, it’s about redemption for John Morrison. Will Jericho be able to stop him again?
I have a feeling that tonight is the night for John Morrison!
Introducing his opponent, from Winnipeg, Manatoba, Canada, weighing 227 pounds ... CHRIS JERICHO!
Jericho comes slowly down to the ring with a smirk on his face, tapping his forehead with his finger. He enters the ring and points at Morrison before again tapping his head. The implication is clear. The match official goes over to Jericho and insists on checking Jericho out for the brass knucks much to Jericho’s dismay. As the official checks Jericho’s boots, he stops and pulls out a set of brass knucks before reprimanding the superstar. Morrison grins at Jericho who is clearly annoyed with the official’s discovery.
CHRIS JERICHO vs. JOHN MORRISON
The match starts technical and slow as Jericho seeks to contain Morrison’s high flying, fast paced style. Every time Morrison speeds the match up, Jericho counters and slows the match down on the mat again to the frustration of Morrison and the crowd. Several times, Jericho taps his head again to signal his cleverness. Jericho is in control of the match and he wrestles Morrison down to the mat over and over again before hitting the Lionsault and going for the pin. He gets a 2-count but argues with the referee allowing Morrison time to recover. As Jericho switches his attention back to Jo-Mo, the younger star hits a ‘Chuck Kick’ that staggers Jericho back and allows Morrison to start his offence. Morrison eventually has Jericho down near the corner and goes for Starship Pain, twisting around and down ... but Jericho has rolled out of the ring and Morrison crashes onto the mat. As the referee checks on Morrison, Jericho crouches by the side of the steel steps and the crowd near him begin to protest ... the camera man shows that Jericho has a second set of brass knucks but the referee and Morrison don’t realise this. Jericho stuffs the knucks into his tights and regains control before hitting the Codebreaker to Morrison. It looks as if Jericho doesn’t need the knucks as he pins Morrison ... 1 ... 2 ... Morrison kicks out to the frustration of Jericho. Jericho stands back and begins to allow Morrison time to get to his feet. With Morrison just about up, Jericho pretends to bump into the referee and knocks him into the ropes before he swings with the right hand, the knucks on his hand, aiming for Morrison’s face ... however, Morrison ducks and aims more kicks to Jericho’s head before connecting at the second attempt at Starship Pain. He goes for the cover ... 1 ... 2 ... 3! Huge win for John Morrison!
WINNER (7:59): JOHN MORRISON
Here is your winner ... JOHN MORRISON!
Morrison poses in the ring whilst a disbelieving Jericho goes mad in the corner of the ring. The referee has spotted the brass knucks again and is reprimanding Jericho but the veteran has something in mind now. He rushes at Morrison again to hit him with the knucks ... but Morrison ducks again and clotheslines Jericho up over the rope and out of the ring. He then stands in the ring tapping his head as Jericho staggers back up the ramp, holding his head and muttering madly at Morrison.
********** COMMERCIAL BREAK **********
RAW returns with footage of Jericho storming out of the arena and yelling at any WWE official he lays his eyes on. He is complaining that he has been wronged and does not deserve this before he gets into a waiting car, still in his ring gear, and speeds off into the night. The camera returns to Michael Cole and Josh Matthews at the announce table.
Our former World Champion seems a little bit upset at the moment, Josh!
How long has it been since Jericho won a match legitimately, Michael? Maybe he knows better than us? Desperate men might do desperate things but they get angry easily too ...
The crowd erupt at the sound of the music of John Cena as the purple and yellow clad superstar bounces out onto the stage area. He salutes at the top of the ramp before charging down to the ring where he slides in and acknowledges his fans, the Cenation, before taking a microphone.
Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome ... JOHN CENA!
Cena holds his hand up for a hush but a ‘Cena!’ chant fills the arena whilst he waits with a smile on his face.
Allright guys, thank you ... In three weeks time, the WWE’s next pay-per-view will arrive and will be the Cyber Sunday event. Now, if you’ve not heard of this before, Cyber Sunday is where the WWE Universe, you guys at home, you guys here in Manchester ...
The Manchester crowd pops at the sound of their cities name before Cena continues ...
... where the WWE Universe gets to decide what happens, they call the shots, they make the decisions. Last night at No Mercy ...
Cena’s face turns serious ...
... Nexus beat me and became the number one contender for the WWE Championship. Nexus. Not Wade Barrett, not one man, a whole group, Nexus. At the start of the match, I had to put up with the Nexus group interfering, beating down on me, every minute. And I came through that. Nexus was kicked out of the arena and I had to face Wade Barrett, battered and shaken, Wade Barrett. And I had him beat ... but then another Nexus member arrived on the scene ... Michael Tarver. He hit me in the throat with a steel chair. I don’t make excuses, I admit when I’ve been beaten by a better man but I had to face not one, not two, not three, not four, not five but six, count ‘em, six men last night.
The crowd boo and Cena shakes his head in anger.
Wade, what do you expect me to do? You’re taking shortcut after shortcut after shortcut, always at my expense ... Nobody respects you for this, nobody thinks you deserve to be the number one contender for the WWE Championship ... but you are.
The crowd boo again and Cena pauses, collecting himself ...
Nexus, I have to say that I kind of see what you’re doing here. I can see what you are trying to do and it might just work. But I am going to do everything I can to make sure it doesn’t. In three weeks time at Cyber Sunday, it will be Wade Barrett, and his Nexus men no doubt, against the WWE Champion, Randy Orton. I won’t let you be the WWE Champion this way, Wade, not this way.
Another ‘Cena!’ chant starts and the former WWE Champion nods to the WWE Universe in appreciation.
So, we have two options as far as I can tell. Either I can be in Randy Orton’s corner and I can make sure that you don’t win the title, Wade ... or you can admit that you were wrong, you can gain some respect, you can tell the world that you should not be number one contender ... and we can have a Triple Threat match for the WWE Title at Cyber Sunday.
The crowd cheer and Cena nods to them, getting worked up now ...
But it is Cyber Sunday, the night where the WWE Universe decide ... What do you think, Manchester? Triple Threat? Randy Orton, Wade Barrett and John Cena at Cyber Sunday?
The crowd cheer and shout again and Cena motions to the stage for Nexus to come out and accept the plan he has suggested. However, the email alert sounds again and the lights flicker as Michael Cole gets to his feet at the GM Stand.
Excuse me, John, I have an email from the General Manager. And I quote ... “John ... You make a valid point. You were not beaten fairly last night in your match with Wade Barrett at No Mercy. But you were beaten. As it stands, Wade Barrett is the number one contender ...”
The crowd boo the General Manager as Cena stands disbelieving in the ring ...
“However, John, you make a good point. It is Cyber Sunday in three weeks time. Randy Orton will defend the WWE title against Wade Barrett ... and maybe you. You see, John, I want you to earn your place in the title match. I’m going to give you that chance tonight. Tonight, we will have a potential Cyber Sunday match as our main event. It will be WWE Champion, Randy Orton ... against Nexus leader, Wade Barrett ... against John Cena ... in a Triple Threat match. And John ... if you win the match, I’ll add you to the Cyber Sunday title match as well.”
The crowd cheer and Cena celebrates the announcement by throwing his hat into the crowd and his shirt follows as well. The camera heads backstage where Triple H is getting ready for action ...
There he is, King, the ‘Cerebral Assassin,’ the ‘King of Kings,’ the ‘Game,’ Triple H. He is ready for his return to the WWE ring ... he faces the future of the WWE, Mr. Money In The Bank, The Miz, next ...
********** COMMERCIAL BREAK **********
The following contest is set for one fall. Introducing first, from Greenwich, Connecticut ...
The crowd in Manchester roar in anticipation as the introduction is completed.
Weighing 255 pounds ... He is ‘The Game’ ... TRIPLE H!
Triple H completes his long overdue return to the WWE with his famous ring entrance, spotlights, water, bottles and flashing lights galore. He bows to the WWE Universe in the corner of the ring before straightening up ready to face his opponent ...
The crowd boo at the sound of the voice and out steps the Miz from the entrance with Alex Riley accompanying him holding the Miz’ Money In The Bank briefcase.
This guy cracks me up!
Triple H. The Game. Woopy-doo-doo! All hail the King of Kings!
The crowd jeer Miz and cheer the Game as Triple H stares at the advancing Miz as he nears the ring ...
In all seriousness, Hunter ... What are you doing back here in the WWE? Your time has past, old man. You ... are ... finished. You were the King of Kings, you were the Cerebral Assassin, you were the Game, you were the most feared WWE superstar of all time. You WERE all those things, Hunter ... But now, well, there is a new star on the show. Last night, he handed a beating to one WWE Hall of Famer ... He is the future of the WWE and he is not scared ... of you. Because he’s the Miz ... and he’s AWWWWEEEEEESSSSSSSSSOOOOMMMMMMMMEEEEE!!!!
The Miz and Alex Riley enter the ring and Miz whispers in the ear of his apprentice as he prepares for the match ...
His opponent ...from Cleveland, Ohio, weighing 231 pounds ... THE MIZZZZZZ!
THE MIZ vs. TRIPLE H
The match begins with the two men circling each other and Alex Riley threatening to get involved causing a distraction to Triple H. Eventually, he is distracted enough for Miz to attack and begin beating him down at the ropes. The Miz forces Hunter down to the mat before turning to celebrate and allowing Hunter back up. As Miz turns back round, Triple H hits a clothesline to the delight of the fans and takes control of the match. With a ‘Triple H’ chant echoing around the arena, Triple H begins to work on the Miz hitting his best offense, each signature move receiving a pop from the crowd who haven’t seen them for eight months. A high lift knee sends Miz spinning around and out of the ring where he is consoled by Alex Riley ... Triple H follows and attacks Riley for good measure before turning back to the Miz who has recovered a little and gets a kick to the gut allowing him time to ram Hunter head first into the barricades to jeers from the crowd. Miz returns to the ring and the referee tries to keep Miz there ... allowing Alex Riley to work on Triple H out of the ring behind the referee’s back. Eventually, the Miz allows the referee to begin a count-out of Triple H as Riley backs away. With the referee at 7, Triple H gets to his feet and rolls back into the ring. Miz begins to work on Triple H before he goes for the Skull-Crushing Finale ... Triple H fights out once but Alex Riley hits him in the back with the briefcase when the referee isn’t looking to stop Hunter’s momentum. Miz goes for the SCF again and this time hits it. He goes for the pin ... and Triple H escapes at the count of 2. Suddenly, the crowd erupt and the camera pans to show that Daniel Bryan and Jerry Lawler are heading to the ring ... Miz is distracted and mouths off at the two before turning round ... Triple H is waiting with a stiff kick followed by a perfect Pedigree. 1 ... 2 ... 3! Triple H wins on his return to the WWE!
WINNER (6:46): TRIPLE H
Here is your winner ... TRIPLE H!
Daniel Bryan stays in the aisle and jeers the Miz as he staggers past while Triple H celebrates in the ring. However, Jerry Lawler walks determinedly around the ring towards Michael Cole ... Cole springs up and rushes away from Lawler into the ring where he orders the King to calm down. However, Lawler has already stopped and is laughing. Cole turns to face Triple H who grabs hold of him and holds him as Lawler gets into the ring. Jerry pulls down the strap and walks over to Michael Cole, pulls back and prepares to smash Cole in the face ... when all of a sudden, Alex Riley rushes Lawler to the ground and Cole rushes out of the ring to the Miz on the stage. Triple H drags Alex Riley up from Jerry Lawler and looks up at the Miz as he prepares ... and hits the Pedigree to the Miz’ assistant.
Pedigree to Alex Riley! The Game has well and truly returned to the WWE tonight!
Jerry Lawler and Triple H stand together in the centre of the ring as Alex Riley lies on the mat at their feet. Daniel Bryan joins them in the ring and the three of them look out to the Miz on the stage who looks majorly fed up before disappearing to the back.
********** COMMERCIAL BREAK **********
Michael Cole is back at the announce table and looks very upset about his treatment from Jerry Lawler tonight. Josh Matthews is sat beside him with a look of amusement on his face ...
I don’t know who King thinks he is ... I don’t deserve this treatment, Josh, I’m the voice of the WWE and I deserve respect from Lawler.
The email alert sounds and the lights flicker ... Michael Cole gets back up irritably and heads for the laptop one more time.
And I quote ...
Cole’s face seems to drain of colour as he looks at the laptop, a look of terror on his face. He throws the microphone down and sits back at the announce table shaking his head. Josh Matthews decides to get up and go and read the email to the cheers of some of the WWE Universe ...
For Michael Cole, I quote ... “Michael Cole ... Jerry Lawler ... It’s time to end this feud. I cannot have my two announcers unable to sit together. So next week, bring your wrestling boots. It will be a six man tag match ... The Miz, Alex Riley and ... Michael Cole ... against Triple H ...
Loud cheers for the announcement of Triple H possibly getting his hands on Michael Cole!
... Daniel Bryan and ... Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler!
Loud cheers from the crowd for the announcement as Cole slumps further down in his chair, clearly dreading the fact that he may come face to face with his announce colleague, the man he has insulted over and over since NXT Season 1 and the former thirteen time World Champion ...
The camera heads backstage leaving Cole scratching his head in fear and shows Wade Barrett stood with the rest of the Nexus group ...
For weeks, we have been telling the world ... “You’re either Nexus – or you’re against us.” We’ve told the WWE Universe and the WWE locker room that the “winds of change are blowing through the WWE.” And now ... now, I, Wade Barrett, am the number one contender for the WWE Championship. Tonight, there will be no interference from Nexus ... there will be no shortcuts as Cena calls them ... it will simply be Wade Barrett beating John Cena and Randy Orton.
The Nexus members nod their heads in agreement as Wade turns to face them all ...
I thank you all for your efforts in establishing Nexus as the dominant force in the WWE but tonight I have to ask one more thing ... stay out of this match tonight. Tonight, I am wrestling in Manchester, my home town. It’s time for Wade Barrett to make believers out of the WWE Universe. Tonight, I go into the match – on my own – and I win the match – on my own – and I ensure that John Cena will not get a chance at winning the WWE Championship at Cyber Sunday.
The Nexus group nod their heads again and slap Barrett’s back as he focuses for the match ... However, somebody walks in off camera and catches the attention of the group.
I’ve been wondering when you would show up ...
The camera pans around and Michael Tarver comes into shot. He is wearing a Nexus t-shirt despite being kicked out a couple of weeks ago.
What do you want, Tarver?
I proved my worth to you last night, Wade. I hit John Cena in the throat with a steel chair, it was me that cost him the victory ...
Are you telling me that without your help, I wouldn’t have won the match?
Tarver shakes his head and mutters something about not meaning it that way ... Barrett walks over to the former NXT star and prods a finger into his chest.
Listen to me, Tarver. I am in charge of the Nexus and what I say goes. The Nexus does not need you. I didn’t ask you to get involved in my match with Cena last night, I didn’t need your help. I would have beaten John Cena without you. Now get yourself out of here before the Nexus shows you what happens to those that are against us ...
Tarver glares at Barrett for a moment and then, as the other members of Nexus take a step forward, he turns away and leaves with Barrett left with a smirk on his face ... The camera returns to the ring.
The crowd erupt as Orton walks out with the WWE Title still in his right hand and he raises it high above his head. He then confidently struts towards the ring with the title over his shoulder.
This match is set for one fall. Introducing first ... weighing 245 pounds, from St. Louis, Missouri ... he is the WWE Champion ... RANDY ORTON!
Orton gets to the ring and poses with the title in the corner of the ring whilst thousands of camera flashlights go off in the background ... the arena lights then turn yellow though as the music changes ...
His opponent ... accompanied to the ring by Nexus ... from Manchester, England, weighing 265 pounds ... WADE BARRETT!
Out comes Wade Barrett, alone and without any member of Nexus in sight, wearing the now familiar Nexus t-shirt. There are many cheers from his home town members of the WWE Universe but he seems oblivious to them. He walks to the ring with his eyes fixed on Randy Orton and the WWE Championship. As he enters the ring, Barrett points at the belt and then to himself and he and Orton have to be held apart by the referee as they try to square up ...
And finally, from West Newbury, Massachusetts, weighting 240 pounds ... JOHN CENA!
Cena comes out for the second time tonight, salutes at the top of the ramp and bounces into the ring where he throws his hat and t-shirt into the ring before he takes in the two opponents that he is facing. Orton raise the WWE Title high above his head and Cena nods at Orton whilst clearly mouthing that he is ready to challenge for the title again.
Remember, if Cena wins this match, the Cyber Sunday title match will involve him as well as Orton and Barrett. However, if he doesn’t win, it will be a one on one match between the champion and the Nexus leader instead.
A lot at stake here for John Cena but also for Orton and Barrett as well. You have to think that neither of them want the added presence of John Cena in their title match, particularly Randy Orton who would lose his championship advantage in a Triple Threat match.
JOHN CENA vs. RANDY ORTON vs. WADE BARRETT
The three competitors look at each other in a triangle shape in the ring ... Barrett is talking big to both Cena and Orton and the two decide that they have had enough and join together in pummelling the Nexus man. They back off and allow Barrett to stagger up before they double clothesline him over the top rope and out of the ring before turning their attentions on each other with the WWE Universe split as they chant ‘Orton!’ or ‘Cena!’ ... The two lock up and Cena gets the advantage, whipping Orton into the corner. However, as Cena rushes in after him, Orton explodes with a clothesline and Cena crashes down to the delight of the Orton fans. Orton and Cena continue to work with each other for a minute before turning their attentions back to Wade Barrett as he attempts to re-enter the ring. Whilst on the ring apron, the two more experienced stars grab Barrett and drag him through the ropes. Orton unloads on Barrett who staggers towards Cena who also smashes him hard in the face. Barrett stumbles between Orton and Cena for a while before stumbling to the floor and rolling out of the ring again ... as Orton watches him exit the ring, Cena launches himself on Orton again and the brief team are split apart again. With Orton dazed, Cena hits the ropes before hitting a bulldog to Orton and taking the champion down. With Orton down, Cena looks around to a half split of jeers and cheers and looks down on Orton to tell him ‘You can’t see me!’ before dropping the Five Knuckle Shuffle to Orton’s face. Cena sets himself as Orton begins to get back to his feet but from behind, Barrett – back in the ring – hits a high knee into Cena’s back that sends Cena head first into the corner where he hits his shoulder on the ring post. Barrett grabs Cena and launches him into the post, shoulder first, a second time before shoving him aggressively out of the ring.
As Barrett turns to focus on Orton though, the WWE Champion is recovered and is waiting. He stares straight into Barrett’s eyes and the number one contender double takes giving Orton the opportunity to catch him out. Orton scoops Barrett up and powerslams him to the mat before beginning his trademark stomps to the exposed limbs of Wade Barrett, focusing on the joints. Barrett has his knees, ankles, elbows and wrists stomped by the Viper who takes his time – maybe unwisely with Cena recovering – before going for the pinfall. 1 ... 2 ... Barrett kicks out and rolls away as Cena re-enters the ring. Orton catches him coming through the ropes though and grabs Cena in a reverse headlock with Cena’s feet balanced precariously on the middle ropes ...
Here we go, this is vintage Randy Orton here!
Cena in a lot of trouble here!
Orton drops and Cena’s head smashes into the mat before Orton goes for the cover. 1 ... 2 ... Cena kicks out. Orton locks in a wrenching chinlock and increases the pressure on Cena with each twist ... but there is no way that Cena will tap out to this. Barrett slides back into the ring on the offside of Orton and creeps up behind the champ before kicking him hard in the back of the head. Orton releases Cena and turns around to face Barrett who hits him hard with several European uppercuts that rock the champion and allow Barrett to hit the ropes and deliver a high boot to the side of Orton’s head. With the champ down, Barrett picks up Cena and sets up for his Wastelands finishing move but Cena fights out and kicks Barrett in the gut before hitting a belly to belly suplex that leaves all three men down on the mat. The referee begins to count all three men out but Cena is up at the count of five and goes to work on Barrett, lifting him up before hitting a drop kick and sending the contender down. However, Orton is now also up and he catches Cena unaware with his newest move, the Olympic Slam that was made famous by some other wrestler that used to be in WWE and had gold medals ... Orton goes for the pin on Cena ... 1 ... 2 ... Kick out from Cena! Orton gets to his feet and begins to set up for an RKO to Cena ... pounding the mat, he waits but then Barrett re-appears and goes for a kick to Orton’s gut while he is down. Orton rolls away and then pounces with an RKO to Wade Barrett! He goes for the pin on Barrett ... 1 ... 2 ... Cena breaks up the pinfall and Orton and Cena stand staring at each other. Orton furiously goes to work on Cena again and pummels him into the corner but Cena counters and suddenly hits the shoulder block to Orton. Another running shoulder block follows and Cena is on a roll. He goes to the top rope and hits the leg drop to Orton as he slowly gets to his feet ... Orton is face down on the mat, Cena with the pin, hooks the leg ... 1 ... 2 ... No! Orton kicks out!
Cena stands back waiting for Orton to get to his feet ... he lifts Orton up into the Attitude Adjustment as the crowd rise to their feet. Orton fights out with well placed elbows though and suddenly he hits Cena with an RKO! Orton looks to go for the cover but suddenly Nexus appear running down to the ring to distract Orton ... however, before they can reach the ring, Barrett blocks their path outside the ring and orders them to stay out of the match. Orton goes for the pin ... 1 ... 2 ... Barrett breaks it up by dragging Orton out of the ring by his feet. The two go at it on the outside now and Orton gets the better of his opponent when he scoop slams Barrett on the floor outside the ring. Randy returns to the ring where Cena is just starting to recover and get to his feet after the earlier RKO ... Randy Orton sets once more, thumping the ring apron, slithering around on the mat, waiting to pounce ... Cena wobbles to his feet and Orton attacks but Cena manages to counter and pushes Orton away. As Orton stumbles round, Cena lifts him up to his shoulder and delivers a perfect Attitude Adjustment to the WWE Champion! He goes for the pin ... 1 ... 2 ... 3! No! The WWE Champion has kicked out! Cena is in shock but rolls Orton over and goes for the STF submission instead. Orton tries to fight out of it but is struggling when Barrett suddenly leaps into the ring again and drags Cena off Orton.
Barrett drags Cena out of the ring and runs him shoulder first into the steel steps where Cena clutches his shoulder that he hurt earlier in the match. Barrett returns to the ring with Cena down and lifts a beleaguered Orton to his feet and sets up for Wastelands ... this time, Orton cannot escape and Barrett slams his prone body down on the mat. Barrett goes for the cover, hooks the leg of the champion ... 1 ... 2 ... 3! Wade Barrett has pinned the WWE Champion!
WINNER (13:42): WADE BARRETT
Here is your winner ... WADE BARRETT!
Oh my word! Wade Barrett has pinned Randy Orton here tonight and has won the match ... that means that there will be no John Cena in the Cyber Sunday WWE Title match!
And what a message Barrett has just sent to the champion, Cole! Even without his Nexus buddies, Barrett has just cleanly pinned the champion! That is going to play on Orton’s mind in the coming weeks as we head towards Cyber Sunday!
Randy Orton sits up in the ring, staring at Wade Barrett who is now in the aisle with the rest of the members of Nexus ... Barrett is grinning wide and is pointing to Orton and telling him “I beat you!” to make the point to Orton. The champion shakes his head and turns around where he comes face to face with John Cena. The two of them stare at each other and seem to size each other up before Cena walks past Orton and leaves the ring. RAW ends with a shot of the jubilant Nexus group and their leader Wade Barrett on the stage.
A huge victory for Wade Barrett – what will Orton and Cena’s reaction to that be next week? Goodnight everybody!
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