Re: WWE Unleash the Fury
Sunday April 29, 2007
Phillips Center – Atlanta, Georgia
Backlash 2007 opens up with a video package mainly focusing on the Fatal 4 Way, the WWE title match tonight with the winner of the Fatal 4 Way, Great Khali vs. The Undertaker, and the title matches also set to take place. Shortly after “There and Back Again” by Daughtry hits across the arena as the fans are going wild for Backlash 2007 to get kicked off. The red and white pyro shoots across the titantron which has of course the trademark hooks back tonight. JR and King run down the card for tonight before the first match starts.
#1 Contender’s Fatal 4 Way Elimination Match
Winner Faces WWE Champion in Main Event Tonight
Triple H vs. Batista vs. Mr. Kennedy vs. John Cena
The match gets a lot of time to kick the night off seeing as we have to crown a number one contender. It’s an Elimination Match as well meaning that of course you must be the last man standing after three eliminations to face Jericho later on tonight. The match really starts off well with Batista and Hunter getting into it with of course Kennedy trying to evade Cena! Kennedy was able to actually take advantage of Cena by luring him to the outside of the ring and ramming him shoulder first into the pole. Kennedy then proceeded to throw Cena back in and work on the shoulder of his rival as he needs to take advantage of the time that he has gained. The camera now focuses on Batista and Triple H going at it as Batista took down Hunter with a big clothesline but only got a two count. Batista argues with the ref for a bit of course wasting time in the process while he could be trying to actually get the victory. The match carries on as now we focus back on Cena and Kennedy which Kennedy of course had Cena grounded but Cena was able to fight back and get back onto his feet. Cena hit Kennedy with the Killswitch before hitting the 5 Knuckle Shuffle as well! The fans went wild as Cena dragged Kennedy back onto his feet before Cena threw Kennedy onto his shoulders. Cena went for the F-U but Kennedy countered it into a rollup! Kennedy only got a two count before he tried to shove Cena into the referee! Cena caught himself in the corner before Kennedy came charging at Cena only for Cena to move out of the corner! Kennedy hit the turnbuckles stomach first before stumbling into the arms of John Cena who hit the F-U on Kennedy and eliminated Kennedy in the process.
Mr. Kennedy eliminated by John Cena via pinfall – 11: 53
Kennedy looks stunned that he was eliminated and heads out of the arena promising Cena that it’s not over! It’s now down to three of Raw’s biggest players as it’s Triple H, Batista, and Cena. Triple H and Batista are still going at it before Cena comes over trying to hit Triple H. Batista and Cena exchange words with one another before Batista says “I’ve got this taken care of” but Cena pays no attention and continues to hit Triple H! Batista shoves Cena saying once again that he’s got this taken care of. Cena takes offense and shoves Batista before suddenly it’s a big mass brawl! Cena and Batista are going at it right now as Batista caught Cena off guard with a Spinebuster! The fans booed Batista as he went to throw Cena between his legs for the Batista Bomb but Triple H charged at Batista knocking him down with a clothesline which forced Batista to drop Cena. Cena fell down onto the mat before Triple H quickly scooped Cena up hitting the Pedigree to eliminate Cena.
John Cena eliminated by Triple H via pinfall – 16: 27
It’s down to two men now in Batista and Triple H. The fans are mixed for Triple H now as they clearly don’t like Batista and would rather see the Game move on than Batista (weird huh?) but either way the fans really aren’t too excited Cena got eliminated. Both Triple H and Batista circle the ring once again trying to gain an advantage as Batista and Triple H lock up. Batista gets the best of Triple H pushing him into the bottom turnbuckle flat on his butt. Batista shows a cocky smile as Triple H gets back onto his feet and locks up once again. But it’s Batista that plays dirty and catches Triple H with a knee to the gut. Batista drives Triple H back first into the turnbuckles before he hits a big shoulder thrust onto the Game. Batista is driving many shoulder thrusts to the stomach of Triple H as Triple H is having trouble blocking them. Batista drags Hunter out of the corner throwing him down onto the mat before he runs over and kicks Triple H hard in the face! The fans boo Batista as he shakes the ropes teasing the fans. Batista pulls Hunter back up before he Irish whips the Game off into the ropes possibly looking for a Spear but Hunter moves and hits a big Harley Race like high knee to the face of Batista! The Game falls down onto his knees trying to rally as the fans still are mixed for the Game. Triple H drags himself back onto his feet with the help of the ropes before he walks over trying for a Pedigree on Batista. Batista is quick to counter though before he shoves Triple H into the ropes and as Hunter turns around he is hit by a spear from Batista! Batista covers but only gets two. Batista drags Hunter up once more looking angered that he wasn’t able to pull it out there before Triple H is able to muster enough strength to hit Batista hard in the stomach before shoving him off into the ropes and knocking him down with a clothesline. Triple H catches Batista off guard hitting the Double A Spinebuster! Triple H drags Batista over and he goes for the Pedigree and isn’t able to hit it because Batista counters with a back body drop! Batista watches Triple H turn around and come at him before he grabs Hunter by the tights and throws him shoulder first into the turnbuckle as he collides with the referee! Triple H stumbles out of the corner before Batista hits a low blow! Batista gives it time for the referee to recover before he drags Triple H back onto his feet and hits the Batista Bomb as he is now moving on to face Jericho later tonight!
Triple H eliminated by Batista – 25: 57
Winner and Number One Contender - Batista
We now see a video play for Judgment Day 2007 which will be live Sunday May 20 from the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri!
MacMilitant hits across the arena whenever we come back from the break as we see Rodney Mack and his manager Theodore Long on their way to the ring. Long opens the ropes for Mack to get in before T-Lo walks over and grabs a mic. Long says that Mack is tired of being disrespected around here and that starting now it all ends. Long says Mack has only been back in the WWE since February and he still feels the disrespect from all of these “crackers” Long then goes on to issue a White Boy Challenge for tonight for any brave “cracker” that wants to come down and get his ass whipped courtesy of the Bayou Beast “Rodney Mack”
White Boy Challenge
Rodney Mack vs. The Miz
It’s really a question if you can even call this a match but still that’s not the point. The point is that Mack of course runs right through Miz in the matter of minutes as he throws Miz around as if he were a rag doll. Mack quickly proceeds to knock Miz out with the Blackout (the renamed version of the Sit out Double Underhook Powerbomb) before making the cover and of course getting the victory
Winner – Rodney Mack @ 1: 29
Long applauds Mack and yells for all the “brothas” in the crowd to stand up and recognize a man that they can finally be proud of! JR and King talk about how Mack certainly made an impact and is not a man that you want to be messing with.
Backstage after the break Maryse is standing by interviewing the World Tag Team Champions, The Golden Standards. Burke and Benjamin both talk about how they just beared witness to Theodore Long’s statements and that they agree with what Long has to say. “Ironically” Long and Mack walk by the Golden Standards before they both stop Long. Benjamin tells Long that finally somebody agrees that all of these black superstars are being denied rights despite Burke and himself being Tag Team Champions. They say that they are tired of not being recognized for their talent and that they want to join Long in his crusade! Long tells Mack to go on and go shower to get ready to leave as Long smiles and shakes the hands of Burke and Benjamin! Long says that he gladly accepts Burke and Benjamin joining Long and that Long will accompany the Golden Standards down to the ring for their match!
Tag Team Challenge Match
The Golden Standards vs. Brian Kendrick and CM Punk
This is a rather well tag team match that sees an interesting pairing of Punk and Kendrick put on a good match on PPV in one of their first tag matches together. Punk and Kendrick work well but mostly all of the focus is on the Golden Standards and their new found “friend” in Theodore Long. Long of course finds himself well involved in the match and it shows in the end when he trips up Kendrick in the ropes! Kendrick turns around looking to dropkick Long but Burke grabs him pulling him in as Burke hit the Elijah Experience! Benjamin ran over knocking Punk off the ropes as Punk flies shoulder first into the barricade as the Golden Standards pick up the win.
Winners – The Golden Standards @ 13: 31
Theodore Long grabs the World Tag Team titles handing them to Burke and Benjamin as they both have their hands raised high in the air as the crowd boos Long for cheating during the match.
We head backstage after the tag match is over to see John Cena in the doctor’s room being treated for a few nagging “injuries” per say. The doctor goes to tell Cena something before BAM! Mr. Kennedy jumps into the room literally clubbing away at Cena! Kennedy and Cena are rolling on the floor going at it before security runs in breaking this up as Cena breaks free (now that they are back on their feet) and jumps right at Kennedy! Security is able to restrain Cena once more now as all hell just broke loose.
We now head into the office of Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff who is on the phone with someone. Bischoff says that he likes “this idea” and that he’s already got the first match planned out for this “show?” What in the hell Bischoff is talking about we have no clue but Bischoff says he will reveal these plans tomorrow night on Raw!
United States Championship
Matt Hardy (c) vs. Paul Burchill
Two of Raw’s newest superstars go at it with the brand’s first ever United States Championship match taking place here on PPV. It really does turn out to be a rather impressive match between these two superstars as they really prove their worth during the match. Burchill shows off that he can hang by himself despite being away from Edge now that he is on Raw. The match impresses the fans and really surprises them whenever Burchill came charging at Hardy before Hardy caught Burchill literally out of nowhere with the Side Effect! Quickly Hardy pulled Burchill up trying for the Twist of Fate but Burchill grabbed Hardy pulling him in trying for a Reverse Swinging Neck breaker but Hardy was able to kick Burchill in the gut and plant him with the Twist of Fate for the victory
Winner – Matt Hardy @ 10:04
After the break we head backstage to see Santino Marella wandering around before he bumps this time into La’ Resistance.
Santino Marella: Aha…I see it is de’ La Resistance!
Conway and Dupree look at one another wondering who this new guy is.
Santino Marella: A’ silla’ me! Leta me introduca’ myself…my name is Santino Marella, the Italian superstar of the WWE!
Conway and Dupree both throw one another a look.
Santino Marella: I uma canta’ help but aska you why do you’a French guys lika’ each other?
Conway is steaming now as Marella is just curious.
Santino Marella: What? Does Dupree nota pleasure you enough last night?
The crowd laughs as Marella is entertaining them big time now.
Santino Marella: Do not’a be mad because Italy won the Worlda Cup last year from you French um fagots’
The crowd laughs once again as Marella really doesn’t know what he’s getting himself into.
Rob Conway: You better get your ass….
Santino Marella: Whya’ are you looking at my ass (Marella pronounced it like Ahss”)
Rene Dupree: Get the hell out of here!
Santino walks off really not knowing (well okay he does) but he acts like he doesn’t know what he’s done to the French tag team by insulting them. The crowd laughs as Santino stops and yells out…
Santino Marella: Rene’ lika’ Roba’s wee-wee!
We now head backstage to see Joey Mercury making his way towards the arena before he gets laid out from behind! The camera doesn’t reveal who the man is but all we can see is the shoes of the man that laid out Mercury! The man walks away out of the camera as Torrie Wilson happened to be walking by and yelled for help! Trainers ran over to help Mercury back up and it seems he’s knocked out cold! The trainer says that he clearly can’t compete tonight. After this is said we head back into the arena to JR and King who tell the fans that Mercury vs. Chavo cannot go on tonight but now they play a video package for The Undertaker vs. The Great Khali to give them stall time.
The Undertaker vs. The Great Khali w/ Ranjin Singh
Not much of a match to be honest but more of a big fight. Singh was rallying behind his Punjabi Giant trying to get Khali to do everything in his power that he could to try and get this monstrous victory over the Deadman. The Undertaker though wasn’t about to bow down to Khali and blow this match as the Deadman tried to make his claim as one of Raw’s top superstars whenever he was able to put Khali away with a huge Chokeslam lifting Khali high into the air and taking down the Punjabi Giant. This mastodon of a man Khali was finally down on the mat as ‘Taker covered for the victory but Singh grabbed the foot of Khali putting it on the ropes! The fans clearly booed Singh as ‘Taker grabbed Singh pulling him off of the ropes and flipping him into the ring! ‘Taker goes to grab Singh to lift him into the air for a Chokeslam before The Great Khali walks over and goes to hit Undertaker with a big chop to the head but Undertaker catches it before he boots Khali in the gut and lifts Khali into the air hitting another Chokeslam before covering and getting the victory!
Winner – The Undertaker @ 8: 56
After the horror fest that was the Undertaker vs. Khali we head backstage to see Maryse walk over and stop Chavo Guerrero. Maryse asks Chavo if he knows who attacked Joey Mercury earlier and Chavo says that he doesn’t have an answer. Chavo has no clue who this man was and quite frankly had Mercury not been injured it wouldn’t have mattered because Chavo would have done like any other Guerrero would have…went out there and won!
Backstage we see CM Punk and Brian Kendrick talking to one another. Kendrick says he’s sorry that they lost the match but Punk says it’s okay. Punk says he’s going to try and reason with Bischoff tomorrow to get a rematch since Theodore Long interfered in the match. Punk says he can’t promise anything but he can say that they deserve better than what they got tonight.
Beth Phoenix (c) vs. Victoria
In the WrestleMania 23 rematch these two divas put on another good match between one another. It gets a decent bit of time seeing as Mercury/Chavo was pulled off the card from earlier tonight but still it doesn’t matter as the two divas make the best of what they’ve got. Victoria makes a comeback coming so close to actually regaining her title that she held for nearly eight months but it was Phoenix that caught Victoria off guard knocking her down with a big clothesline. Victoria got back onto her feet but quickly kicked Phoenix in the sternum before trying to throw Phoenix shoulder first into the turnbuckle but Phoenix shoves Victoria into the turnbuckles herself! As Victoria stumbles out of the corner she runs right into the arms of Phoenix who hits her with the Glam Slam before locking in the modified chicken wing stretch part of the move. Victoria holds on for a bit showing her tenacity but has to submit giving Phoenix the victory and Phoenix gets a nice ovation from the fans.
Winner – Beth Phoenix @ 11: 07
A Saturday Night’s Main Event promo airs stating that for the first time in nearly a year…SNME makes it’s return live from North of the border in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Saturday June 2, 2007!
Backstage Todd Grisham catches up with Batista and asks him how he is feeling heading into his big WWE title match right now. Batista looks at Grisham like he is stupid and says how is he supposed to feel? Like as much of a loser as you Todd? Batista says that he went through hell earlier tonight to just earn this spot and no matter what he will be a champion once again. Batista says he isn’t at all worried about his former Evolution partner Randy Orton being the special referee and he says that if Randy does something sneaky, he might just have to take out Orton as well.
Chris Jericho (c) vs. Batista
Special Referee – Randy Orton
The match gets a good bit of time too as both Batista and Jericho are able to put on a good match. Orton surprisingly does call it down the middle but at times Jericho and Orton almost get into a scuffle. Orton reminds Jericho that he is the referee and that he is capable of doing anything he wants during the match. Jericho and Batista then both get back into the match as Batista knocked down Jericho with a Spear right after Jericho got done with his argument with Orton. Batista quickly covered Jericho looking to get his first WWE title reign and second World title reign but Orton only got off a two count. Batista looked at Orton asking him why it wasn’t three and now Batista and Orton start to get into an argument! At this time suddenly down the ramp comes Triple H with sledgehammer in hand! Triple H slides in the ring staring down Batista as Orton promises that if Triple H hits anybody with the sledgehammer that he will have to end the match right now. Triple H clearly doesn’t give a damn as he grabs the sledgehammer swinging it at Batista and knocks down the Animal! Triple H (who receives a loud ovation from the fans) locks eyes with Orton now has called for the No Contest seeing as Batista can no longer continue on.
Winner - No Contest @ 22: 37
Orton checks on Batista as trainers come down to help Batista out of the ring as Triple H looks on receiving even more pops for taking out the Animal. Chris Jericho looks on confused wondering just what in the hell is going on? Jericho looks up the ramp at Triple H and down at the trainers helping Batista back up before Orton leaps into the air for the RKO on Jericho? Wait! Orton stopped himself from hitting the RKO! But why? Orton backs up the ramp mouthing the words “It’s getting closer…” as Backlash comes to a close.
Quick 2007 WWE Backlash Results
Batista won the Fatal 4 Way #1 Contender's Match
Rodney Mack def. The Miz in a White Boy Challenge
The Golden Standards def. CM Punk and Brian Kendrick
Matt Hardy def. Paul Burchill to retain the US title
The Undertaker def. The Great Khali
Beth Phoenix def. Victoria via submission to retain Women's title
Batista vs. Chris Jericho was a No Contest