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Re: WWE Unleash the Fury
WWE WrestleMania XXII
Sunday April 2, 2006
*We cut out to see a black screen before we then see the WWE logo flash across. First off, we see the historical WrestleMania moments.*
Narrator: In 1985, a vision was created, to this day we still live out this vision…
*Flashing Images of the first ever WrestleMania are shown including the main event tag team match in Hulk Hogan and Mr. T vs Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff*
Narrator: It set the standards for what Sports-Entertainment is today….
*Flashing Images of the 93, 173 people who crowded in the Pontiac Silverdome to witness WrestleMania III are shown along with Hulk Hogan bodyslamming Andre the Giant*
Narrator: Many moments have set the bar for it to continue on….
*Flashing Images of the explosion between the Mega Powers, the battle between Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior, and the battle between Hulk Hogan and Sgt. Slaughter*
Narrator: Dreams have come true on the biggest stage of them all….
*Flashing Images of Shawn Michaels Superkicking Bret Hart and winning the WWF Championship in the 60 Minute IronMan Match at WrestleMania XII*
Narrator: Superstars have been made…..
*Flashing Images of Stone Cold Steve Austin vs The Rock at WrestleMania XV in which Austin won the WWF Championship*
Narrator: However many alliances have been formed….
*Flashing Images of Stone Cold Steve Austin aligning himself with Mr. McMahon at WrestleMania XVII*
Narrator: But one thing remains the same…. it will always be WrestleMania!!!
*We then come back to see the WrestleMania 22 logo flash across before we cut out to see superstars in their lockerrooms and we then see many other superstars come across before we hear the first voice start speaking*
Kurt Angle: WrestleMania…It’s What I Live for….
Rey Mysterio: WrestleMania means everything to me….
Triple H: WrestleMania…it’s big time….
Rob Van Dam: WrestleMania…Dreams Come True….
Randy Orton: WrestleMania…Another Legend Killed….
Undertaker: WrestleMania…Streaks Are Defined….
Chris Benoit: WrestleMania…It Proves I’m For Real….
Booker T: WrestleMania…Can You Dig It Sucka…
Edge: WrestleMania…It Proves You Belong…..
Carlito: WrestleMania…Now That’s Cool!
Ric Flair: WrestleMania….WOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
Christian: WrestleMania….That’s How I Roll!!!
Vince McMahon: Tonight…we come back to our roots, we come back and celebrate perhaps the greatest event in the face of the World Wrestling Entertainment! Welcome to WrestleMania!!!!!
Narrator: And now…Raw, Smackdown, and the WWE present WrestleMania 22!!!
*Suddenly the pyro sets off and the fans are going nuts! We see a huge titantron set up with flames coming from the sides representing WrestleMania Heating Up! There is no ramp tonight instead of a walkway heading down to the ring. Many “desert themed” items are set along the stage representing the desert*
Jim Ross: Hello everyone and it feels great to be back tonight whenever we come to the biggest show of the year, WrestleMania!!!
Joey Styles: Tonight is my first ever WrestleMania and with the buildup that has been leading to it, I seriously cannot wait!
Jerry Lawler: Welcome back JR and with so many huge matches tonight, things are for sure going to be heating up.
Jim Ross: Some major matches from the Raw side tonight including the Women’s Championship match between Trish Stratus and Mickie James.
Joey Styles: Plus a Tables Match for the World Tag Team Championships, and what about John Cena vs Chris Jericho?
Jerry Lawler: Major bad blood there but Shawn Michaels meets Triple H plus the main event, the WWE Championship is on the line whenever Kurt Angle defends against Rob Van Dam!
Jim Ross: If that wasn’t enough, let’s go ahead and send you over to Smackdown’s commentating team, Tazz and Michael Cole.
*We then cut over to the Smackdown commentating table*
Michael Cole: Thanks JR and Raw might have some nice matches to offer but Smackdown brings the best to the table this year!
Tazz: As we always do, first off some Cruiserweight action takes place between Jamie Noble and Kid Kash for the title.
Michael Cole: That has been going on for a while and so has the buildup to the WWE Tag Titles Match with 2 out of 3 Falls!
Tazz: That will be a rocketbuster! But don’t forget, a Triple Threat Match for the United States Championship.
Michael Cole: And Batista claims he is going to end the Undertaker’s undefeated record but will it really end up happening?
Tazz: Anything is possible Cole and the main event, Edge will defend his World-Heavyweight Championship against his own brother, Christian!
Michael Cole: Plus two major Inter-Promotional Matches in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match and a dream match, The Rock vs Randy Orton!
Tazz: Well with all of that plus a performance from Shinedown, why don’t we go ahead and get this bad boy kicked off right now!
*Whatever hits and Chris Benoit comes out onto the stage to begin the night, Benoit then heads down into the ring before sliding in and climbing onto the turnbuckles! Benoit plays to the crowd before looking around and doing his cut-throat symbol before leaping off the turnbuckle and awaiting his opponent’s for the beginning of the match*
Howard Finkel: The following contest is a Triple Threat Match for the United States Championship, introducing first now residing in Atlanta, Georgia weighing in at 225 pounds, he is one of the challengers, Chris Benoit!!!
*Can You Dig It…Sucka??? Hits and Booker T comes out onto the stage, his pyro sets off behind him after he does his normal taunt. Booker T eyes down his archrival Chris Benoit as he heads into the ring before sliding in. Booker T checks his back and then climbs onto the top turnbuckle before raising his hands high and continues to taunt the crowd*
Howard Finkel: Now introducing from Houston, Texas weighing in at 250 pounds, he is one of the challengers, Booker T!!!
*BooYaka 619 hits and Rey Mysterio, the United States Champion, comes out onto the stage in a different traditional WrestleMania uniform. Tonight he is wearing black pants with red and yellow flames down them and he heads down to the ring. Mysterio slides in and raises the US title above his head before handing it over to the referee.*
Howard Finkel: And from San Diego, California weighing in at 165 pounds, he is the WWE United States Champion, Rey Mysterio!!!
United States Championship
Triple Threat Match
Rey Mysterio © vs Booker T vs Chris Benoit
Mysterio, Benoit, and Booker T all begin the match heading into the middle of the ring, looking to see who is going to hook up first. Booker T backs away as if he was scared and then Mysterio and Benoit look to face off with each other, however then decide to come after Booker T. Benoit and Mysterio are pouncing on Booker in the corner with both men throwing hard rights at one of the challengers for the title in Booker T. Benoit then grabs Booker and then sends him running straight into the turnbuckle hard! Booker T bounces off of the turnbuckle and then falls to the mat while Benoit and Mysterio agree to continue working on Booker.
Benoit then heads over and grabs Booker T off the mat and then throws him into the turnbuckle, looking to go to work on the Bookman. Benoit rares back and delivers a hard chop onto the chest of Booker T. Benoit then rares back and delivers another one, followed by another one, another one, and finally the last chop! Booker T falls down holding his chest in pain while Benoit and Mysterio then grab Booker T and send him into the ropes, Booker T comes back and runs right into Mysterio who nails a hard dropkick.
Benoit then grabs Booker T off the ropes and nails a Vertical Suplex. Benoit then helps Booker T up and then Mysterio comes across the ring and then nails a Lou Thesz Press sending Booker T down back to the mat and looking out of it right now. Benoit then grabs Booker and sends him back into the corner. Benoit comes charging at Booker but Booker moves and Benoit runs right into the turnbuckle hard. Booker T then sees Mysterio coming at him to which Booker T catches Mysterio and then nails a Powerslam. Booker T then runs over and knocks Chris Benoit out of the ring allowing Booker T to make a cover on Mysterio.
Mysterio hurriedly kicks out and keeps his hope alive for keeping the title with him here tonight at WrestleMania. Booker T then pulls Mysterio up off of the mat and then sends him into the ropes, Mysterio comes back, ducks a clothesline from Booker T, then jumps onto the ropes and then delivers a high flying Springboard Moonsault onto Booker T. Mysterio then quickly gets back onto his feet before running across the ropes, then delivering a dropkick to the head of Booker T! Mysterio then jumps onto Booker T and makes a cover hoping for the win early on.
Booker T quickly kicks out making sure that he still is in the match and that Rey Mysterio is not going to take the title home that easily. Mysterio then gets back onto his feet and pulls Booker T up off the mat and then delivers a hard right hand to Booker T. Booker T however nails a kick to the gut and then runs off the ropes but Benoit trips up Booker, then jumps onto the apron. Benoit grabs Booker T and tries to pull him over the ropes but Benoit grabs Booker and nails a Backbody Drop sending Booker down onto the outside.
Booker T is down and out while Benoit looks to come into the ring. However Mysterio meets Benoit with a shot to the head and then Benoit grabs Mysterio. However Mysterio nails a kick to the head of Mysterio while Benoit is hanging on the apron on the outside. Mysterio then has a sudden idea and runs across the ropes. Then comes back before leaping over the ropes and grabbing Benoit in the process with a Sunset Flip to the outside. Benoit goes down hard on the outside and now all three of the men are on the outside, down and out so far from the match. The fans are going wild as either one of these men could take the title here tonight.
With there being three men in the match there are no count outs and the referee doesn’t know what to do right now about all three of these men. We see Mysterio start to crawl over towards the apron looking to pull himself up as he didn’t take as much of a fall as Benoit and Booker did. Mysterio slides himself into the ring, looking to take a break. Mysterio is down in the ring while Booker looks to start recovering but isn’t up completely yet. Booker is pulling himself up on the barricade and then looks over at Benoit who is still down from the fall that both of these men took a few moments ago during the match.
Booker then slides right into the ring and Mysterio goes to work on the challenger, throwing some rights trying to wear down Booker, as he is about 90 pounds bigger than Mysterio. Mysterio then continues to do so on Booker while Benoit looks to be heading over pulling himself into the ring. Mysterio then sends Booker T into the ropes to which Booker T comes back but before Mysterio can do anything, Booker takes down the champion with a hard clothesline and then looks to start taking advantage of the match now. Booker T then decides to go for a cover onto the champion and being cocky as he is decides to count along.
Rey Mysterio kicks out to the shock of the challenger and former US Champion, Booker T. Booker looks irate right about now and then gets back onto his feet. Booker T nails a hard kick to the gut, and then goes for a Sidekick but Benoit slides into the ring and nails a German Suplex! Benoit then sees Mysterio come charging at him and then Benoit catapults Mysterio into the air sending him flying hard into the turnbuckle. Benoit is on fire now and seems as if nobody can and will be able to stop him during this match up.
Benoit then grabs Booker T and sends him into the ropes, Booker T comes running back right into a chop from the Rabid Wolverine! Mysterio then gets back up and comes right into a German Suplex from Benoit. Benoit then sees Booker T on the ropes and then charges sending Booker T down to the outside once more. Booker doesn’t worry about Mysterio though now that he is down and then eyes Booker T on the outside. Benoit then runs across the ropes and then nails a baseball sliding kick sending Booker T into the barricade hard! The fans are going nuts for Benoit and wanting Benoit to take the title home with him tonight.
Benoit then looks to head back into the ring but Mysterio is back onto his feet. Benoit then slides into the ring and then Mysterio comes at him. Benoit sidesteps the champion to which Mysterio runs right into the arms of Benoit! Benoit looks for the Crippler Crossface early on but Mysterio grabs the arm of Benoit and nails an Armbar Drag sending Benoit across the ring and Benoit and Mysterio have a brief stare down with each other. Both men then head back into the middle of the ring and look to fight it over for the championship.
Benoit and Mysterio lock up in the middle of the ring to which Benoit backs Mysterio into the turnbuckle in the corner. Benoit rares back for a chop but Mysterio slides out under. Benoit looks to turn around but Mysterio dropkicks Benoit straight into the turnbuckle! Benoit comes back from the turnbuckle to which Mysterio nails a Schoolboy. Mysterio is calling for the referee who is looking over at Booker T and the referee hurries over, he then begins the count and the fans think Mysterio could have the match won here.
No it wasn’t meant to be as Mysterio sees Benoit kick out and keep the match going. The fans are enjoying the match so far however as it has been a mixture of technical and highflying wrestling throughout the first few minutes of the match. Mysterio then gets back onto his feet and then sends Benoit back into the ropes, however Booker T trips up Benoit, Booker then gets back onto the apron and then pulls Benoit’s neck off the ropes. Mysterio then grabs Benoit as he comes off of the ropes and then nails another armbar drag sending Benoit into the corner.
Mysterio looks to head back over to Benoit but from behind, Booker T attacks Mysterio making sure he can’t make a cover. Booker T looks to work on the champion and wear him down. Booker sends Mysterio into the corner. Booker T then taunts the crowd before charging across the ring and nailing a thunderous clothesline into the turnbuckle. Mysterio’s head bounces off the turnbuckle and the fans are booing Booker T. The Bookman then grabs Mysterio and throws him onto the top turnbuckle and the fans are wondering what Booker T is about to do.
Booker T then makes his way onto the middle turnbuckle, the fans are getting even more interested in what Booker T is about to attempt as this is not usually Booker’s style of wrestling. Booker T then nails a shot to the head of Mysterio before looking for a Superplex. Booker is trying to pull Mysterio off of the turnbuckle but Mysterio is not going to let go. However Benoit runs right up under Booker and Mysterio. Booker is in deep trouble now as he is holding onto Mysterio in a Superplex position while Mysterio is on top. Benoit is still under both Booker T and Mysterio and then pulls both men off the turnbuckle in a Super Powerbomb! The fans are going nuts and now with all three men down once more, things are getting even more interesting!
Once more the referee cannot count because there are no count outs in a Triple Threat Match. The referee looks down at all three participants and waits for someone to make a cover. Benoit is the first one to move and then starts heading over to Booker T, the man who took most of the abuse in the Super Powerbomb off the ropes. Benoit continues to crawl over and he’s looking to pin Booker T and possibly take home the title with him. Benoit is there and he reaches over, Benoit could take the title home with him now!
Booker T gets his shoulder up to the disbelief of Benoit. Benoit thought for sure he was going to end up taking the title home with him there but no. The Rabid Wolverine does indeed look rabid now and looks to take Booker T out of the equation now. Benoit then rises back onto his feet and then grabs Booker T right up off the mat. Benoit then hooks the arms of Booker T and then nails the first of the three German Suplexes sending Booker T down to the mat and Benoit keeps the arms hooked and then continues doing so.
Benoit then gets back up and nails the second of the three German Suplexes. The fans continue cheering the Rabid Wolverine as we could be getting close to be seeing a new champion crowned here at WrestleMania. Benoit then once more gets back up and nails the third and final German Suplex of the three onto Booker T! Benoit then gets back onto his feet and then does his cut-throat symbol and wants to finish Booker T off right now with the Diving Headbutt. Benoit makes his way over onto the top rope and sets himself up.
Benoit looks to leap off the turnbuckle but Mysterio runs up the ropes and nails a Hurricanrana onto Benoit off the top rope sending Benoit into the arms of Booker T who nails a Power Bomb! The fans are going wild as Booker T looks to cover Benoit but Mysterio leaps off the top rope with a Missile Dropkick to the head of Booker T. Mysterio looks to be in charge of the match now and this match continues to keep on getting even better. The fans are going nuts as Mysterio then heads over and covers the Rabid Wolverine, Mysterio could remain the champion now!
Benoit puts his foot on the rope much to the dislike of the current champion in Rey Mysterio and the fans are amazed at the match so far. Mysterio then grabs Booker T and then sends him into the ropes but Booker comes back and then catches Mysterio as he runs at Booker. Booker T then comes down hard with the champion and nails a sick Spinebuster! Mysterio is grasping his back in agony and pain and Booker T looks worn out from the match, however he heads over and makes a cover on the champion wanting the title right now!
Mysterio gets his shoulder up and keeps the match alive; Booker T looks in disbelief once more and can’t believe that he didn’t get the pin right there. Booker T then pulls the champion off of the mat and then lifts him up then twists the arm of Mysterio and nails a Sidekick to the face of Mysterio sending him down onto the mat. Booker T then drops down onto the mat and looks at his hand doing his normal taunt! Booker T then spins around and does the Spinaroonie before jumping right back up and then kicking Mysterio on the mat.
Booker seems ever so cocky now as he could be the one walking out of the US Airways Center tonight with the United States Championship around his waist. Booker T then kicks Mysterio in the gut, then comes off the ropes and nails the Scissors Kick! The fans are booing the former 5-Time WCW Champion as Booker T waists time taunting the crowd. Booker T doesn’t realize how much time he is wasting and then decides to finally make the cover; Booker T counts along once more continuing to be cocky in the match.
NO! Benoit breaks the count up. Booker T then gets back onto his feet and goes after his archrival in Benoit. Booker T goes for a Bookend onto the Rabid Wolverine but Benoit catches Booker T and nails a Snap Suplex. Benoit then does his cut-throat taunt once more and then heads up onto the top turnbuckle, this time looking to nail it. Benoit sets himself up carefully onto the top turnbuckle and makes sure no one is going to come after him this time, Benoit then leaps off the top turnbuckle and nails the Diving Headbutt! Benoit rolls around on the mat holding his head and then reaches over and makes a cover onto the other challenger in Booker T, the count!
Mysterio kicks Benoit and then throws him into the corner. Mysterio then grabs Booker T up off the mat and then nails another Hurricanrana, this time sending Booker T straight into the ropes! The fans know what’s coming now! However Benoit runs over and knocks Mysterio out of the ring before he has any chance of nailing the 619! Benoit then grabs Booker T by the feet and then applies the Sharpshooter! Benoit has the Sharpshooter locked in and the fans are going nuts, Chris Benoit could very well become the next United States Champion here at WrestleMania 22.
Benoit is pulling hard on the legs of Booker T which sends the pressure to the back of Booker T and Benoit seems like he will take the title with him now. Benoit is not going to let go no matter what it takes for the title. Booker starts edging towards the ropes, trying everything he can to grab the ropes and break the Sharpshooter! However Benoit pulls Booker T back into the middle of the ring making sure that Booker won’t grab the ropes. Mysterio could be losing his title soon if he doesn’t get back into the ring and quick.
Benoit continues pulling on Booker T and seems as if he could be the next United States Champion really soon. Booker T looks like he is about to fade out and he is doing everything possible to not give up and lose his title chance. Booker T raises his hand and looks like he is about to tap out whenever Mysterio hits the ring and Benoit breaks the hold. Mysterio sends Benoit into the corner and then nails a clothesline to which Benoit falls down onto the mat. Mysterio then heads over to Booker T and looks to end the Bookman off and take the title back home with him.
Mysterio grabs Booker T off the mat and then dropkicks Booker T into the ropes. Booker T falls straight into position for Mysterio’s famous finisher. Mysterio then smiles as he knows what is coming and so do the fans! The United States Champion, Rey Mysterio, then charges across the ring and nails the 619! The fans are going nuts and Mysterio makes his way onto the top rope looking for the West Coast Pop! However Benoit pushes the ropes and Mysterio falls down and is straddling the ropes and now is the time for Benoit to finish off Booker T.
Benoit then runs over and jumps on top of Booker T and applies his specialty finisher, the Crippler Crossface onto the Bookman! Booker T has taken the beatings in the majority of this match and now it looks like it’s coming to an end. Benoit has the Crippler Crossface locked in for good now and he is pulling and tugging on Booker T wanting the challenger to give up. However we look over and see Mysterio sitting back up on the apron and Benoit doesn’t know. Benoit continues to pull hard on the neck of Booker T trying his best to make Booker T give up.
Booker T continues to edge towards the ropes and almost gets there but Benoit pulls the Bookman away from the ropes. Mysterio sets himself up on the top rope and Benoit has no clue about it. Booker T looks like he is about to tap out but suddenly the United States Champion Rey Mysterio leaps through the air and nails the West Coast Pop onto the back of the neck of Benoit who still had the Crippler Crossface locked in! Mysterio then pushes Booker T to the outside and then Mysterio leaps onto Benoit for the cover!
Howard Finkel: Here is your winner and still United States Champion, Rey Mysterio!!!
Match Length: 15 Minutes, 51 Seconds
Michael Cole: Rey Mysterio has done it and tonight he walks back with the United States Championship still around his waist!
Tazz: Props to Rey Mysterio tonight because this was his toughest defense facing two other men and he overcame both of them tonight.
Michael Cole: A thrilling start to WrestleMania 22 tonight and if the first match is any indication, we are in for a long night!
Tazz: Some great moments have happened at WrestleMania and this first match just proved anything can happen at WrestleMania!!!
*We cut backstage to see Todd Grisham standing by with the Women’s Champion, Trish Stratus*
Todd Grisham: Trish, in a few moments you are going to be taking on Mickie James for your Women’s Championship, how are you feeling right now?
Trish Stratus: Todd, I’ve waited ever since October of last year for my chance to face Mickie, that’s about 7 months. This match is 7 months in the making and tonight, I’m going to prove to Mickie James that I am the most dominant Women’s Champion in the history of the WWE.
Todd Grisham: Mickie turned on you a few weeks back whenever she attacked not only you but also your friend, Ashley Massaro. You have anything to say to that?
Trish Stratus: Mickie, we used to be friends. We used to hang out everywhere we went but what you did to not only myself but to Ashley, you’re going to pay. You’ve cost me matches this year, I thought you were trying to help but you weren’t. Your whole plan was to cost me matches and then turn on me, well tonight I’m costing you a match.
Todd Grisham: Also tonight Ashley won’t be going to ringside tonight as you requested she stay back, why did you request this?
Trish Stratus: I want to be able to win by myself. This situation between Mickie and myself has now become personal and Mickie stands no chance at winning tonight. The time has come and tonight, I want to make sure that the Women’s Championship stays around the waist of a good girl, not a freak like you Mickie.
Todd Grisham: Thanks for the interview Trish and good luck!
*We then cut ringside to the Raw commentating team at ringside*
Jim Ross: Trish seems ready for the match now and she has perhaps her toughest challenge to date in Mickie James tonight.
Joey Styles: I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody like Mickie James before, she is surely one of the most dominant women wrestlers in the WWE.
Jerry Lawler: Of course and this match has some history and let’s go back and see whenever this started between these two beautiful ladies.
Video Package of Trish Stratus/Mickie James
10/10/05: Mickie James debuts after Trish Stratus defeats Victoria to retain her Women’s Championship on Raw. Mickie tells Trish backstage that she wants to be just like Trish.
Taboo Tuesday 2005: Mickie James eliminates not only Victoria but also herself to help Trish Stratus remain the Women’s Champion. Shortly after the match in an interview, Mickie says Trish outlasted everyone and is the greatest Women’s Champion ever.
Survivor Series 2005: Trish Stratus defeats Smackdown’s Melina to retain her Women’s Championship with a little help from friend, Mickie James.
12/26/05: Backstage the night after Christmas, Mickie is decorating the locker room and Mickie and Trish share a kiss forced by Mickie under the mistletoe.
A few more matches are shown with all three of the ladies in action and Mickie trying to help Trish gain a win and when they are on teams, but Mickie ends up losing the matches.
02/27/06: Mickie James turns on Trish Stratus and Ashley Massaro after all three of the ladies gain a win in six women tag action.
03/06/06: Mickie James is able to pin the Women’s Champion, Trish Stratus, in tag team action as Victoria and Mickie defeat Trish and Ashley.
03/27/06: And on the last Monday Night Raw before WrestleMania, Mickie James dominates Ashley Massaro and gains a win heading into WrestleMania.
*Iced Out hits and Mickie James comes jumping out on the stage and she’s excited for her first WrestleMania. Mickie James then runs down into the ring and then jumps onto the top turnbuckle before doing her traditional hand raise on the middle rope. Mickie then jumps down onto the ring and then looks at Howard Finkel in the ring*
Howard Finkel: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the WWE Women’s Championship! Introducing first the challenger from Richmond, Virginia, she is Mickie James!!!
*Time to Rock and Roll hits and Trish Stratus comes walking out on the stage, raises her title in the air, and then heads down to the ring. Trish then slides into the ring and raises it in Mickie’s face before heading over to the corner and raising the title to the crowd. Trish then hands over the title and the referee hands it over to the time keeper*
Howard Finkel: And her opponent from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, she is the WWE Women’s Champion, Trish Stratus!!!
Trish Stratus © vs Mickie James
The referee then rings the bell and it’s on. Stratus and James circle the ring staring down each other as tonight; it’s a battle of former friend’s. James then looks at Stratus and she charges at her quickly in the corner. Stratus pushes James into the corner and then slaps her in the chest. Trish then smiles as she looks around and the crowd is going wild! Trish then grabs Mickie and sends her off the ropes, James comes back and Trish catcher her with the Lou Thesz Press knocking Mickie James down onto the mat on her knees
Trish is beating down James on the mat and Trish continues throwing punches on her and the referee pulls Trish off of Mickie. Mickie charges at Trish but the Women’s Champion moves and Mickie runs into the ropes. Trish grabs Mickie and sends her across the ring to which James comes back, Trish catches her and nails a bodyslam onto the mat. Trish then points to the crowd and the crowd gives her a nice pop. However out of nowhere, Mickie James pulls Trish out from under her feet and she has a schoolboy
Trish kicks out and gets back to her feet. The Women’s Champion, Trish Stratus, then sees Mickie James getting back to her feet and Trish grabs Mickie and then goes for the Headscissors but Mickie grabs Trish and slams her down onto the mat hard. Mickie then gets down onto the mat and is asking Trish if she is liking that. Trish doesn’t answer and Mickie James starts screaming at Trish seeing if she likes it but Trish doesn’t answer. Mickie James then grabs Trish and then goes for a DDT but Trish reverses and nails a kick to the knees
Mickie James is holding her knee in pain after being kicked in the knee by Trish Stratus. Stratus then gets back to her feet and taunts Mickie. Trish looks around and then sends Mickie into the corner. Trish charges at her former friend in the corner but Mickie catches her! Mickie then swings her legs around and nails her Headscissors in the corner before she runs over onto Trish and covers her for the pin
Trish gets her shoulder up to the pleasure of the fans. Mickie James looks like she is going to explode thinking for sure she had it won. Mickie then sees Trish slowly starting to get up and grabs her to run off the ropes with her Mickie DDT but Trish pushes Mickie off and Mickie goes flying into the air over the top rope. Trish then smiles as Mickie lands hard on the outside as Trish is in the ring trying to regain herself while Mickie is down on the mat outside holding her back in pain from being tossed over the ropes.
Trish then sees Mickie about to come back into the ring and Mickie is by the apron. Trish then grabs the ropes and swings and kicks Mickie knocking her back down onto the mat. Trish then gets onto the outside of the ring. Mickie gets back up quickly and Trish jumps right into her arms and nails another Lou Thesz Press onto then challenger on the outside. Trish is beating down on Mickie with some hard rights before she picks her up and then tosses her into the ring and Trish slides into the ring herself
Trish then grabs Mickie off of the mat and then points her hand to the air. Trish then sees Mickie getting up and then she goes for Stratusfaction but Mickie catches Trish’s legs, tosses Trish down onto the mat and then plants Trish with a clothesline. Mickie then grabs Trish and starts choking her in the corner. Mickie is pulling hard on the neck of Trish trying to get her to pass out but out of nowhere, Trish flips Mickie over and Mickie lands hard on the mat before Trish falls down onto the mat with the cover
Mickie finds a way to kick out and keep the match alive. Trish then pulls Mickie up off the mat and then knocks her back down quickly with a Clothesline. Trish is dominating the match taking care of business now and trying to end it early. The Women’s Champion then climbs onto the middle turnbuckle and waits for Mickie to get back up. Mickie’s still down after that clothesline that she took from Trish moments ago
Mickie starts to sit back up and is still feeling the effects of the beating she has taken so far from this match by the champion, Trish Stratus. Mickie James carefully sits herself up and doesn’t know Trish is in the corner on the ropes. Trish then leaps off the ropes at the last moment as Mickie turns around and ducks and Trish misses connecting with the mat hard and this gives Mickie James a break and time to get her energy back into the match before continuing on trying to win her first Women’s Championship
Mickie James then sits up and sees Trish laying down on the mat and slowly making her way back to her feet and trying to get back into the match. Mickie then charges at Trish as the Women’s champion is slowly sitting up and Mickie then nails a dropkick onto Stratus and then picks her up and plants Trish with a DDT straight into the mat! James then tosses Trish over and then calls the referee over and makes the cover
NO! Trish Stratus gets her shoulder up and keeps the match alive and she is able to keep her title in the process too! Mickie James then decides to run off the ropes and she comes back but Trish ducks with the Matrix! Mickie James then turns around and Trish wraps the legs around the head of Mickie James and then spins her around and around as Trish Stratus, the current Women’s Champion, connects with the Stratusphere onto her former friend and challenger sending James flying to the mat with a cover
Mickie James kicks out at the last moment and keeps the match alive. Trish Stratus can’t believe it because she thought she had her title back. However Trish doesn’t give up and then decides to grab Mickie James. Trish kicks Mickie James in the gut with a hard kick before she runs off the ropes and then goes for a Running Bulldog. However Mickie catches Trish while she’s doing the Running Bulldog and then nails a suplex onto the mat and Mickie James comes down too and now both of these women are down
It’s been physical so far between these two ladies and both are wanting the Women’s Championship. The referee then notices Mickie James slowly crawling over to Trish Stratus and Mickie James looks to drape a hand over the champion but she crawls over to the ropes. James is pulling herself up on the ropes as she is trying to get back into the match. James is almost back onto her feet and we then see her rise back up
Mickie James then turns around and starts over to Trish Stratus. But first off, Mickie is taunting the Women’s champion by kicking her in the gut and kicking her in the gut repeatedly. James then turns around as the crowd is booing her and Trish is still down on the mat. Mickie James then walks over to the ropes and starts mouthing off to a fan and then out of nowhere, Trish Stratus trips up Mickie James and has a cradle on Mickie
Mickie James kicks out with force preventing her chances from losing the title opportunity tonight and the title to Trish Stratus. James then looks around and sees Trish slowly getting back to her feet and then James runs at Stratus but Stratus ducks, then goes for the Chick Kick onto the challenger but James ducks, then grabs Trish Stratus and runs off the ropes with her! James then comes off and she has nailed the Mickie DDT! Mickie James is excited now and she jumps onto Trish Stratus with the pinfall
Mickie is irate as Trish gets her leg up on the kickout. Mickie thought for sure she had the match won right there but the referee tells her no. Mickie then looks ticked off and then does her opponent, Trish Stratus’s taunt by holding her hands on her knees waiting for her opponent to get back to her feet. James then looks and Stratus is still down. James then sees Stratus inching towards the ropes trying to pull her self up
Trish is almost there and has the bottom rope almost getting her balance back and she reaches out and grabs the ropes. Trish slowly pulls herself up and then sees Mickie. Trish then acts like she doesn’t see Mickie and she turns around but ducks Mickie James’s kick. Trish then grabs Mickie James after a quick kick to the head, then nails Stratusfaction! The fans are going nuts as they think Trish Stratus has a chance to win and Trish slowly crawls over but she can’t get there as the Women’s Champion is running out of energy
Both women are now down and the referee is not sure of what to do with both of these women being out of it right now. Trish slowly starts crawling towards Mickie James showing a part of life and she’s edging over there slowly but surely. Mickie James lay down on the mat, still feeling the effects from Stratusfaction a few moments ago from the Women’s Champion. Trish continues on over there and is almost there! Trish reaches her hand out and the ref slaps the mat with the count for the Women’s Champion!
No! Trish can’t believe it now and looks out in the crowd as the fans are screaming thinking Trish had the title won. Trish then picks herself up off of Mickie James and then picks herself up before she then puts her hands on her knees. Trish is taunting Mickie telling her former friend and challenger to get back up but Mickie’s still down on the mat after being nailed by Stratusfaction from the current Women’s Champion, Trish Stratus, a few moments ago and Trish continues on taunting Mickie
Mickie rises up and comes at Trish but Trish moves, Trish then swings her leg out at the challenger in Mickie James for a Chick Kick! However Mickie ducks making sure she doesn’t get taken out that easy in the match. Mickie then kicks Trish in the gut hard, then rares back and delivers a Mick Kick, Mickie’s own version of Trish’s Chick Kick! Mickie leaps with joy now as she hurries over and makes a cover on the Women’s Champion! The fans are booing now as the ref begins the count and do we have a new champion?
Howard Finkle: Here is your winner and NEW WWE Women’s Champion….Mickie James!!!
Match Length: 9 minutes, 22 seconds
Jim Ross: My gawd, we have a new Women’s Champion here tonight and her name just happens to be Mickie James.
Joey Styles: A entertaining match no doubt but the fact is, Mickie James has ended the one year and four month reign of Trish Stratus.
Jerry Lawler: One champion already crowned. I’m wondering how many more champions will be crowned here tonight.
*We cut backstage to see Eugene wandering around. Eugene continues around until he bumps into a legend backstage, Ricky Steamboat*
Eugene: Y…Yo…You’re Ricky Steamboat!!!
Ricky Steamboat: Haha, that’s right!
Eugene: Remember when you and Randy Savage put on a match at WrestleMania III and that’s when Hulk Hogan body slammed Andre the Giant!
Eugene: I got to go!
*Eugene then starts running and he bumps into The Rock!*
Eugene: Yo…You’re the Rock!!!!
The Rock: Finally…The Rock has come back to Phoenix. And yes I am the Rock, the man that is going to whip Randy Orton’s candyass all over the US Airways Center tonight, then I’m heading back to the Smackdown Hotel.
Eugene: Hey Rocky, rem…remember when at WrestleMania you lost your title to Stone Cold Steve Austin…twice. But then you and Hulk Hogan faced each other at WrestleMania 18 and you ended up winning!
The Rock: That’s right Eugene and tonight The Rock is going to add another victory because The Rock has come back to the WWE. The Rock is going to w…
*Suddenly Goldust and Gene Snitsky come in. Goldust is blowing on his hands as he normally does and Snitsky tries to lick the Rock’s feet*
The Rock: Who in the blue hell are you?
*The Rock is looking at Goldust and The Rock kicks Snitsky off of his foot, Snitsky gets back up onto his feet and then speaks*
Eugene: This is my friends, Gene Snitsky and Goldust. Goldust blows dust ever..everywhere and Snitsky licks feet.
The Rock: It doesn’t matter who they are! The Rock says you’ve got some strange friends and right now The Rock’s got to get going.
*The Rock then leaves and then starts heading down to the lockerroom, the camera then turns towards Eugene, Goldust, and Gene Snitsky*
Gene Snitsky: That wasn’t my fault!
*We then cut back down to ringside to the commentating tables*
Jim Ross: Welcome back to WrestleMania and coming up next, three Raw superstars and three Smackdown superstars compete for one goal
Tazz: The winner of the Money in the Bank Ladder Match is going to claim a World-Heavyweight Championship shot whenever he wants
Jim Ross: And Raw has some talented competitors in Carlito, Chris Masters, and Shelton Benjamin while Smackdown brings JBL, Ken Kennedy, and Matt Hardy
Tazz: Well this is the first of two Inter-Promotional Matches J.R and let’s go ahead and get this classic match started off.
Ain’t No Stoppin’ Me Now! Hits and Shelton Benjamin comes out ready for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match before he continues on down the ring slapping hands with the fans and he jumps onto the steel steps before jumping into the ring and climbing onto the turnbuckle holding his hands and title in the air!
Howard Finkle: The following contest is the Inter-Promotional Money in the Bank Ladder Match where the winner that grabs the briefcase will have a guaranteed shot at their brand’s respective title! Introducing first from Orangeburg, South Carolina weighing in at 245 pounds representing Raw, he is the current Intercontinental Champion, Shelton Benjamin!
Cool hits and Carlito comes out tossing his apple in the air before he continues on down the ramp. He then comes down to the ring and starts taunting at Benjamin before he comes into the ring waiting for his former friend and the Intercontinental Champion, Chris Masters
Howard Finkle: From The Caribbean Islands weighing in at 234 pounds representing Raw, Carlito!
Masterpiece hits and the former Intercontinental Champion comes out doing his normal entrance and he throws his jacket off before he puts his hands together telling Carlito he’s going to put him in the Masterlock. Masters then slides into the ring and looks at Carlito taunting him but the ref breaks it up
Howard Finkle: From Los Angeles, California weighing in at 275 pounds representing Raw, Chris Masters!
Mr. Kennedy!!! Kennedy!!! Hits and Ken Kennedy comes out and he slides into the ring before Finkle can announce him and holds his hand up waiting for the mic to come down, Kennedy then grabs it and starts announcing for himself with the Raw superstars watching on
Ken Kennedy: I hail from Green Bay, Wisconsin! I weigh in tonight at 243 pounds, and yeah I represent Smackdown! My name is Mr. Kennnnneddddyyyyy!!! Kennnneddddyyyyy!!!
Live for the Moment hits and Matt Hardy comes out pissed and Kennedy, Hardy’s archrival, jumps out of the ring before Hardy can harm him. Hardy is on the ropes telling Kennedy to get his ass back in the ring and Kennedy obliges and then we cut over to Finkle
Howard Finkle: From Raleigh, North Carolina weighing in at 225 pounds, representing Smackdown! Matt Hardy!
Longhorn hits and JBL’s limo comes out and JBL is alone tonight without Jillian to help him in the match. JBL then steps out of his limo and does the Texas Two Step before heading down to the ring looking constantly above the ring at the briefcase with the World title shot in it
Howard Finkle: And from New York, New York weighing in at 290 pounds, representing Smackdown!, JBL!
Inter-Promotional MITB Ladder Match
JBL slides into the ring and Shelton Benjamin jumps him before he can even stand up while Carlito jumps Masters and Hardy jumps his rival Kennedy. We see Benjamin toss JBL back to the outside and JBL is down on the outside while Hardy sends Kennedy into the ropes. Kennedy comes off the ropes and ducks a clothesline from Hardy but Hardy pulls the ropes sending Kennedy to the outside along with JBL. Carlito then goes for a DDT onto the Masterpiece but Masters catches Carlito and goes for an early MasterLock! Masters tries to wrap the hands around the head of Carlito but he can’t and the momentum sends both Carlito and Masters flying to the outside of the ring. Hardy and Benjamin look at each other and they get a great idea right there on the spot
Hardy and Benjamin see JBL, Kennedy, Carlito, and Masters all getting back to their feet and Hardy leaps over first with a Crossbody followed by Benjamin running across the ring and jumping straight over nailing a Plancha knocking down JBL and Kennedy. Carlito and Masters are still brawling on the outside and we see Carlito get back to his feet. Carlito then grabs Masters and tosses him into the barricade before Carlito comes charging at Masters. The Masterpiece ducks and then catapults Carlito straight into the crowd landing hard on the concrete! Masters then smiles and then grabs a ladder before he tosses it into the ring and looks to crawl into the ring with it to set it up and grab the briefcase above
However, Benjamin sees this and the former Intercontinental Champion dashes into the ring trying to stop Masters. Shortly after him is Hardy but Hardy gets stopped by Kennedy and Kennedy whiplashes Hardy straight into the steel steps taking out Hardy for a little bit of time. JBL is still down on the outside and looks to be knocked out from Benjamin’s plancha. Masters carefully sets the ladder up trying to climb up it but Benjamin attacks Masters and then tosses him into the ropes. Kennedy comes charging at Benjamin but Benjamin catches Kennedy and then nails a huge German Suplex before Masters comes back and runs right into the arms of Benjamin who nails another German Suplex.
Benjamin’s feeling it and he then sees Kennedy and Masters come at him with a double clothesline attempt but Benjamin ducks, then dropkicks both the Masterpiece and Mr. Kennedy down to the mat. JBL then slides into the ring and takes out Benjamin from behind with a clothesline to the back of the head before JBL grabs the ladder in the ring and places it right on Benjamin. JBL starts climbing the ladder and he’s gone up a couple of rungs before he notices Benjamin trying to shake the ladder. JBL then jumps off of the ladder and then picks it up and smashes it off the ribs of Benjamin before he climbs back up the ladder and starts back up it. However we see Hardy coming back into the equation as he slides into the ring.
Hardy then nails JBL across the back with a hard shot before he starts climbing up the ladder on the other side and then nails JBL with a hard right. JBL swings at Hardy with one of his own but Hardy ducks it and then nails another hard right onto the self-proclaimed “Wrestling God” JBL is desperate to knock Hardy off but Hardy keeps coming at him. Meanwhile Carlito is climbing over the barricade and then climbs into the ring to see Kennedy and Masters pushing each other. Carlito then sneaks behind Masters and nails a low blow before he jumps Kennedy in the corner and is throwing some hard punches at him. Benjamin is still stuck under the ladder trying to figure a way to get out from under there.
However, JBL and Hardy are still throwing lefts and rights at each other and JBL goes for one more desperate attempt but Hardy catches the hand of JBL before he climbs onto the very top of the ladder. Hardy then goes down on the side of JBL and then grabs JBL and comes off of the ladder and nails a Side Effect and the fans are going nuts as both Hardy and JBL lay on the mat after that Side Effect about 15 feet in the air. Benjamin has gotten himself out of the ladder now and he then goes straight after Masters who’s getting back up. Meanwhile Carlito has Kennedy in the corner and Kennedy is on the middle turnbuckle trying to grab Carlito for the Green Bay Plunge but Carlito gets down off the turnbuckle and then nails a suplex off of the turnbuckle onto Kennedy.
Benjamin is throwing some rights and lefts at Masters before he then goes to the outside and then grabs a ladder. Benjamin then tosses the ladder into the ring but Masters grabs it quickly and then looks to hit Benjamin hit with the ladder but Benjamin then spins around and nails the Dragon Whip with the ladder nailing the Masterpiece straight in the face! Benjamin then sees JBL slowly getting up in the corner and he then tosses JBL into the corner where Kennedy is also at. Benjamin then sets a ladder up before he kicks it with JBL and Kennedy both in the corner and the fans are confused at about what is Benjamin doing. Benjamin then runs across the ring and then leaps and nails a Stinger Splash with the ladder hitting Kennedy and JBL but also hurting himself in the process
Benjamin then tosses Kennedy to the outside and then throws JBL straight into Hardy who goes for a Twist of Fate but JBL catches Hardy and then plants him with a powerbomb sending Hardy headfirst into a ladder laying down in the ring and the fans are screaming as this has been a match so far where anything can definitely happen! Masters is slowly getting up still feeling the effects from the hellacious Dragon Whip into the ladder that bounced off of his face. However Carlito comes from behind on Masters and then picks him up and tries to go for another DDT and Masters is able to push Carlito off before Carlito comes back and Masters catches Carlito and he has the Masterlock finally applied!
Masters is spinning Carlito around and he’s trying to make him submit right here and take one less person out. Meanwhile Kennedy has a ladder up after he was down outside and he then slides it into the ring. Kennedy then starts placing the ladder in the middle of the ring before he starts to climb it and we see Masters still has the Masterlock on but he breaks it as he sees Kennedy slowly crawling up the ladder to grab the briefcase. Masters comes from behind Kennedy and tries to throw him off the ladder but Kennedy kicks Masters in the face. Masters falls down but gains his balance and then grabs the ladder and pulls it out from under Kennedy! Kennedy is hanging in mid-air for dear life and he’s trying his best to grab the briefcase and fall to the mat but he can’t let go of the metal rung holding it
Benjamin then grabs a ladder and he places it in the corner before he then starts climbing and then realizes he can’t do what he wants to. Benjamin then places it right in front of Kennedy and climbs it and the fans are shocked. What is Benjamin going to do now? Benjamin then leaps into the air, catches Kennedy with his legs and then nails a sick looking Hurricanrana 15 feet in the air and Holy Shit chants are breaking out everywhere with Benjamin and Kennedy layed out! JBL then sees this is time to take advantage and he grabs the ladder, which Benjamin leaped from and sets it up right underneath the briefcase. JBL slowly starts climbing the ladder and he is getting there but Hardy gets back up and then starts climbing the other ladder. Masters also sets up a ladder right besides JBL’s ladder and JBL looks pissed.
We then see Carlito setting up a table on the outside for some reason and he climbs into the ring climbing up Masters’s ladder. Carlito then starts to throw some punches at Masters while JBL and Hardy are exchanging blows. Hardy looks to jump off the ladder but JBL pushes Hardy off and he goes flying down onto the mat landing rather awkward. Now it’s down to JBL, Masters, and Carlito while Kennedy and Benjamin are still down and out from that sick looking Hurricanrana that Shelton Benjamin pulled off against Kennedy moments ago. JBL then sees Carlito try to grab Masters off the ladder and come off but Carlito isn’t successful in the process. Masters smiles knowing he still has a chance to grab the briefcase but Carlito jumps down onto the mat and everybody is confused.
Masters and JBL look at each other knowing they are in a load of trouble know as they know what is about to happen! Carlito then pushes JBL off the ladder and JBL lands on the ropes on his nuts and he falls down to the mat holding his privates in the process. However Carlito looks up at Masters and as he smiles, he pushes the ladder sending Masters straight to the outside and Masters goes flying through the table Carlito set up on the outside. More Holy Shit chants break out and Carlito realizes he certainly has a chance to climb up the top and grab the briefcase and earn a shot at the WWE Championship whenever he wishes to choose. He looks up and then grabs the ladder before placing it underneath the briefcase and starts to climb. Carlito is inching closer and closer towards getting the title shot
However Carlito doesn’t see Hardy coming and he climbs up the ladder and then grabs Carlito pushing him off of the ladder. Hardy looks above the ring and sees the briefcase but he doesn’t want the briefcase yet! Hardy looks down at Carlito and then he leaps off the ladder and nails a Leg Drop landing hard on Carlito and now all six men are down in the ring. The fans are going nuts, as they don’t know what is going to happen next because so much action has taken place so far. Benjamin is slowly inching towards the ladder looking to set it up but he still is feeling injured from the hurricanrana he pulled off earlier in the matchup. We see JBL starting to try to get up and he is still not in good health either after being thrown from the ladder onto the ropes.
JBL then sees Benjamin slowly getting back to his feet and then he charges at Benjamin but Benjamin ducks him and then catches JBL straight in the face with a Superkick! Benjamin then falls down on the mat and then starts crawling towards the ladder and starts crawling up it trying his best to take advantage of the opportunity he has right now! Benjamin is continuing crawling the ladder and he’s about in the middle of the ladder and he’s having trouble continuing. Benjamin gets up about ¾ of the way but out of nowhere, Kennedy scurries up the ladder and then grabs Benjamin and places him on his shoulders! Kennedy then leaps off the top of the ladder and nails the Green Bay Plunge off the ladder and Holy Shit chants continue to break out with the fans going nuts!
Kennedy nailed Benjamin off the ladder with the Green Bay Plunge as sort of revenge from the Hurricanrana and now the only person stirring is JBL. JBL then sees the ladder and sees his chance before he refixes it and then slowly makes his way up the ladder trying to grab the briefcase and walk away with the World Heavyweight title shot in hands. JBL is about halfway up before he sees the Masterpiece, Chris Masters, getting back to his feet and crawling back into the ring. Masters is literally crawling towards the ladder just looking to not let JBL get up to the ladder and JBL continues up the ladder before we see Matt Hardy place another one right by JBL’s and he starts to climb that one.
Hardy is crawling and now the race is on to see who can grab the briefcase and walk away with the title shot. Hardy’s getting there quicker than JBL and this pisses JBL off! JBL then drops down onto the mat and then goes to the outside and then sees Masters crawling up Hardy’s ladder and then Masters gets there after a few seconds and locks on the MasterLock on the ladder! Masters has his balance and he is holding Hardy’s hands while putting his hands on the ladder to keep his balance and make sure he doesn’t fall. However JBL comes back into the ring with a steel chair and then Masters sees this. Masters ducks the chair and jumps down and JBL nails Hardy with the chair. However JBL doesn’t see Masters and the champion takes out JBL with a Polish Hammer
Masters is smiling knowing he can now climb the ladder and grab the briefcase and get his WWE title shot whenever he wants it. The Masterpiece then climbs up the ladder and is slowly making his way up. He gets to the top and looks to unhook the briefcase but Carlito comes up the ladder still feeling the effects from the Leg Drop off of the ladder from Hardy. Carlito punches Masters making the Masterpiece hands slip off of the briefcase and this gives Carlito a chance to take out Masters. Carlito is on Masters’s side of the ladder and he grabs the Masterpiece. He then tells Masters, that this will be cool and Carlito comes off the ladder and nails a wicked DDT with Masters landing head first onto a ladder down in the ring and Carlito hurts himself landing on his back on the ladder and the fans are going wild!
We see Kennedy start to stir and he is still hurting and he is holding his neck after that amazing Green Bay Plunge off the ladder. Kennedy then etches towards the ladder and sets it up. He starts to climb the ladder very slowly and is still continuing to hold his neck also. He then is about halfway up and stops to take a breather before he continues on up the ladder. We then see Hardy grab a ladder of his own and then he goes over to Kennedy and sees Kennedy having trouble getting up the ladder. Hardy then grabs Kennedy and looks to come off of the ladder but Kennedy pushes him off. Hardy then comes up the ladder and then grabs Kennedy and then tosses him off of the ladder before Hardy starts to climb the ladder
Hardy is heading up the ladder trying to grab the briefcase but he doesn’t see that Carlito is getting up and Carlito heads over and sets up a ladder. Carlito then starts climbing his ladder and then he climbs up it and out of nowhere, JBL removes the ladders from underneath Hardy and Carlito as both men are hanging on in mid-air with the briefcase. Hardy and Carlito are fighting it out and Hardy tries to kick Carlito off of the briefcase and Carlito responds with a kick of his own. Carlito and Hardy continue to exchange kicks before we see Benjamin place a ladder in the corner and then he climbs up the ladder. Benjamin then leaps off the ladder and then spears both Carlito and Hardy straight down onto the mat and the fans are going wild, as Benjamin has once more nailed a crazy move!
Now JBL gets back to his feet after being nailed by Masters and seems to be knocked out and rather confused. JBL then sees Kennedy and he nails a Fall Away Slam onto Kennedy sending Kennedy flying to the outside of the ring and JBL spots Benjamin slowly stirring and trying to regain his balance to get back up and grab the briefcase above the ring. JBL smiles as he notices he has a shot right now but he doesn’t want to grab the briefcase just yet. However Benjamin doesn’t get back up and we then see Masters try to come from behind on JBL. However, JBL catches Masters and then clotheslines him to the outside sending Masters to join Kennedy on the outside along with him
JBL then notices that Benjamin has finally started to stir and then he sees Benjamin helping himself up with the ropes. JBL then smiles and he charges across the ring and explodes with the Clothesline from Hell knocking Benjamin down and out of the match for sure now and nobody stands in the way of JBL right now from taking the World title shot inside of the briefcase. The Wrestling God then looks to the outside at Benjamin who looks out of it right now and then heads to the outside. JBL then looks over by the barricades and pulls out a extra long ladder before he then tosses it into the ring and it is going to take JBL even longer to climb the ladder and the fans don’t know if JBL knows what he is doing is smart or not.
He heads up the ladder and then we see Masters attacking Kennedy on the outside but then they see JBL heading up top. They agree to team up and they climb back into the ring to try to get JBL down off of the ladder. Hardy and Carlito are back up now too and then slide into the ring and they both look to knock JBL off of the ladder to make sure he doesn’t get the title shot at anytime. We see Benjamin stirring on the outside and he slides into the ring looking to want to be the one who takes JBL off of the ladder and Benjamin explodes nailing Kennedy with a Super Kick, Masters then comes at Benjamin but Benjamin catches him and tosses him to the outside over the top ropes. Carlito turns around and Benjamin plants him with an Enziguri and Hardy then walks straight into the T-Bone Suplex!
Benjamin is feeling it now and he then starts heading up the ladder and JBL is halfway there! JBL speeds it up a little knowing he won’t have too long to grab the briefcase. Benjamin then sees JBL almost there and he then notices JBL is at the top rung trying to grab the briefcase! The Intercontinental champion then reaches up and then pulls JBL’s hand down preventing him from grabbing the briefcase and getting the title shot. However, JBL retaliates and throws some rights at Benjamin but Benjamin ducks after two rights, then attempts a huge kick to the back of the head of JBL but JBL ducks sending Benjamin down onto the mat with a Back Body Drop off the ladder and the fans see JBL reach up and grab the briefcase and JBL falls down onto the mat and is clutching his briefcase in his hands knowing he is the winner and has a title shot in his future whenever he chooses to use it!
Howard Finkle: Here is your winner…..JBL!!!
Match Length: 16 minutes, 29 seconds
Jim Ross: JBL is walking away with the Money in the Bank briefcase tonight and a thrilling match we all just witnessed at WrestleMania.
Tazz: Smackdown’s doing it right and JBL won the first of the two Inter-Promotional Matches here tonight and we will get the next one too!
Jim Ross: Some amazing things went down in this match and I’ve got to argue that Shelton Benjamin could also be Mr. Money in the Bank right now.
Tazz: Benjamin did put on a good show but the thing to note is that JBL did take the briefcase home with him and that’s all that matters.
*We then cut out to a screen and see a promo start airing for the next WWE PPV, Backlash*
Narrator: Coming off the heels of WrestleMania, the superstars of Raw look to engage in a battle like one never seen before.
*Images of Kurt Angle delivering multiple German Suplexes, Belly to Belly Suplexes, and locking in the Ankle Lock on numerous opponents*
Narrator: These men head into Boston for one reason….revenge!
*Images of Triple H nailing the Running Knee, Spinebuster, and finally the Pedigree to many opponents*
Narrator: A Pay Per View that’s been going for eight years, moments have been made but this year, many more will be.
*Images of John Cena doing his key moves in the Five Knuckle Shuffle, Pumping It Up, and then finally delivering his finisher, the F-U*
Narrator: For these men have waited long enough, now is their chance to prove what they have in front of the world
*Images of Shelton Benjamin delivering the Stinger Splash, and his finisher, the T-Bone Suplex plus many more athletic moves*
Narrator: For all of these men have declared war on each other, now it’s time to see who will rise and who will fall!
*Images of Shawn Michaels doing the Diving Elbow, nipping up, and delivering the Sweet Chin Music to other opponent’s*
Narrator: WWE and Raw present Backlash live Sunday April 30, 2006 from the Fleet Center in Boston, Massachusetts!
*We then cut over to the Raw commentating team at ringside*
Jim Ross: And the next time we are on PPV will be Backlash but we’ve still got WrestleMania going on here right now!
Joey Styles: Well a great night so far and we’ve seen a new Women’s Champion crowned tonight from the Raw side of things
Jerry Lawler: Well this next match is going to be interesting and probably will be the match with the biggest men in the ring.
Jim Ross: Coming up next, the World Tag Team Championships will be defended for the first time at WrestleMania in a Tables Match.
Joey Styles: Two teams, 3 Minute Warning meets off against Kane and the Big Show with their titles on the line and which big man team is taking the gold?
Jerry Lawler: We all though that Kane and The Big Show were unstoppable but it turns out they were stopped by 3MW a few months back.
*Slow Chemical Remix hits and Kane and the Big Show come walking out onto the stage! The pyro sets off as they head down into the ring ready for their match. Kane then climbs into the ring and Big Show follows up with Kane setting off his pyro and Big Show throwing his hand up in the air. Kane and the Big Show then look at each other and prepare for their opponents.*
Howard Finkel: The following contest is a Tables Match and it is for the World Tag Team Championships! Introducing first weighing in at a combined weight of 826 pounds, they are the challengers, Kane and The Big Show!!!
*3 Minutes hits and 3MW comes out onto the stage. They hold their tag titles high before heading down into the ring and handing the belts over. Rosey and Jamal look at Kane and The Big Show and tell them they have three minutes!*
Howard Finkel: And their opponents weighing in at 708 pounds, they are the World Tag Team Champions, Rosey and Jamal! Three Minute Warning!!!
World Tag Team Championships
3MW (c’s) vs Kane and The Big Show
Kane agrees to start the match off with Jamal. Kane then charges at Jamal and Jamal ducks, then throws some punches at the Big Red Machine. Jamal looks to take Kane off of his feet and then grabs him and scoops him up. Jamal then comes down with a bodyslam before looking to the outside early on at a table. However Kane grabs Jamal and gets himself back up, then sends Jamal into his tag team corner with The Big Show. Kane then comes charging at Jamal but the champion gets his boot up and Kane runs right into it! Jamal then charges out of the corner and takes down the Big Red Machine with a thunderous clothesline!
Jamal then tells Rosey to get him a table and Rosey drops down off the apron. Jamal then decides to head to the outside and then grabs Kane and sends him into the barricade. Jamal gets a table and throws it into the ring wanting to end it early off and take the titles back to 3MW. Jamal then gets the table and starts to set it up in the ring, he checks and makes sure it is set up the right way before anything could happen. Jamal grabs Kane and then tosses him onto the table before heading into the corner and looking to the top rope.
Jamal looks to situate himself on the ropes but Big Show pushes the one half of the tag champions off of the turnbuckle down onto the mat hard. Rosey sees this and then comes charging into the ring, but Big Show catches him, then nails a huge headbutt sending Rosey back across the ring. He then comes charging and nails a clothesline sending not only Rosey but himself flying out of the ring and now it’s down to Jamal and Kane. Kane rolls off the table and sees Jamal sitting himself up in the corner and then looks ready to strike
Kane comes charging at Jamal and nails a huge clothesline into the corner, he then sends Jamal onto the table. Kane looks to grab Jamal and send him through the table but Kane decides on not doing so. We then cut to the outside to see Big Show looking under the ring for a weapon. Big Show grabs a steel chair and throws it into the ring to Kane and Big Show gets another steel chair, one for himself to finish off Rosey with! The referee has no control in this match right now with all four men fighting it out in and out of the ring for the World Tag Team Titles.
Big Show then grabs the steel chair and smacks it across the head of Rosey. Anything goes in this match as long as the opponents are thrown into tables and the match will then be over. Big Show grabs the steel wire and starts choking out Rosey with the wire. We then cut to Kane in the ring with Jamal sliding off the table. Kane grabs the steel chair and looks to hit Jamal with it but Jamal catches the chair before it is swung at himself, then drops it down onto the mat before grabbing Kane and lifting him into the air, Jamal then comes down hard with a Samoan Drop onto the steel chair and Kane hit his back hard!
Jamal then heads to the outside to help Rosey and Big Show lets go of the steel wire as he sees Jamal coming to the outside after him. Jamal then charges at Big Show but Big Show moves and Jamal ends up hitting the barricade. Big Show then nails a hard punch on the back of Jamal and then looks over at Rosey. The Big Show slaps Rosey across the chest hard. Big Show then grabs Jamal but Jamal and Rosey start to double team on the Big Show before throwing him into the ring and looking to finish him off.
Jamal then grabs the table and scoots it over closer to the corner. Jamal then tells Rosey to send Big Show onto the table and Rosey follows through by sending Big Show onto the table and Jamal then tells Rosey to hold him down. Rosey then climbs onto the top turnbuckle and then looks to go for a splash onto one half of the challengers in the Big Show! However Kane comes out of nowhere pushes Big Show off the table knocks down Jamal and then climbs onto the middle turnbuckle. Kane then grabs Rosey and with a little bit of strength, comes down hard through the table with Rosey! Now Kane and Big Show have to put Jamal through a table and it’s over.
Rosey has been taken out but not eliminated, the rules are that both members must be put through a table to win the titles but there are no eliminations. Kane then helps his tag team partner, the Big Show back onto his feet, then heads to the outside of the ring. Kane throws a trashcan into the ring, followed by another steel chair, and then slides a table in. Kane sets up the table in the corner while Big Show grabs the steel chair off the mat. However Jamal grabs the trashcan and both swing their weapons at each other, a huge crash with the weapons! Jamal then smashes the trashcan over the head of Big Show.
Kane is in the corner looking to sit the table up in the corner. Jamal then looks at Rosey who is down but decides to wait on him. Kane has almost got it ready and doesn’t know that Jamal is up as he thinks Big Show laid out Jamal. Jamal then looks at Kane once more, then charges across the ring as fast as he can! Kane turns around but it’s too late, Jamal nails a huge running splash through the table and now Kane has been put through a table! The only people that have to be put through tables are Big Show and Jamal! The crowd is cheering loudly as this has been a brutal fight so far with these tag titles being so important.
Jamal and Kane aren’t moving right now with Big Show and Rosey still down. There are no count outs so the ref is confused on what to do. He surveys the carnage in the ring right now and looks out as Rosey is heading over to the corner. Rosey is pulling himself up on the ropes and he slides to the outside of the ring before looking under the ring and grabbing another table. Rosey however is still down from his fall through the table and slides the table into the ring but waits on the outside taking a minor break.
Rosey looks around and slides into the ring but doesn’t stand up yet. He heads over to the ropes, then pulls himself up and then heads over to the Big Show. Rosey then grabs Big Show and sends him into the ropes but Big Show nails a huge slap across the chest. Big Show then grabs Rosey and then sends him into the ropes. Rosey comes back and runs right into a Big Boot from the Big Show who then heads over and sets up a table looking to put Jamal through. Big Show sets it up and then heads over and pulls Jamal off of Kane as both are still down in the corner.
Big Show then sends Jamal over into the corner where he has the table set up at. He then picks him up and then looks for a Chokeslam through the table. However Jamal counters and then kicks Big Show in the gut and tries to lift him up but can’t to no avail. Jamal looks disappointed and then kicks the Big Show in the gut once more and tries again. However he can’t send Big Show through a table! Jamal decides to try once more but this time Big Show nails a headbutt to Jamal, then grabs him and looks for a Chokeslam through the table again! However at the last second, Rosey pulls the table away and saves the match but Jamal is still down!
Big Show looks amazed that Rosey moved the table at the very last second and kept the match alive for his team here tonight! Rosey then grabs the table and moves it back to where it was. Rosey then grabs the Big Show and then looks to send him through the table. However Kane is on the top rope and Rosey has no clue! Kane comes flying off the top turnbuckle with a monstrous flying clothesline and now Kane and the Big Show could have the match won here! Kane then stands back up and Rosey walks right back into his hand, Chokeslam! Rosey counters though and kicks Kane hard and sends him into the corner.
Rosey comes charging at Kane and nails a splash in the corner. Kane falls down onto the mat and is sitting up in the corner. Rosey then turns around to the Big Show! Rosey then runs at Big Show and Jamal is pulling himself up. Rosey then pushes Big Show onto the table and then Rosey heads over onto the corner and starts beating down on Kane preventing him from stopping Jamal from ending the match! Jamal then finally makes his way onto the top turnbuckle but still looks a little worn out from the match, however he comes through and leaps off the top turnbuckle nailing a Splash through the table! It’s over and 3 Minute Warning have retained their titles tonight.
Howard Finkel: Here are your winners and still World Tag Team Champions, 3 Minute Warning!!!
Match Length: 8 Minutes, 7 Seconds
Jim Ross: 3 Minute Warning has shown all of the fans what they are capable of doing tonight when they are given the chance.
Joey Styles: They certainly did impress many people tonight and after another win over Kane and Big Show, they must be feeling good.
Jerry Lawler: The most dominant team in the WWE was stopped again tonight as we could be seeing the new dominant team.
*We then cut over to the stage to see Shinedown preparing to perform “I Dare You”*
"I Dare You"
Hello, let me introduce you to
The characters in the show
One says yes, one says no
Decide - which voice in your head you can keep alive
Even in madness, I know you still believe
Paint me on canvas so I become
What you could never be
I dare you to tell me to walk through fire
Wear my soul and call me a liar
I dare you to tell me to walk through fire
I dare you to tell me
I dare you to
Hello, are you still chasing
The memories in shadows
Some stay young, some grow old
Come alive, there are thoughts unclear
You can never hide
Even in madness, I know you still believe
Paint me on canvas so I become
What you could never be
I dare you to tell me to walk through fire
Wear my soul and call me a liar
I dare you to tell me to walk through fire
I dare you to tell me
I dare you to
I dare you to tell me to walk through fire
Wear my soul and call me a liar
I dare you to tell me to walk through fire
I dare you to tell me
I dare you to
I dare you to tell me
I dare you to
I dare you to tell me
I dare you to
*We then cut back over to the Smackdown commentating table*
Michael Cole: Thanks to Shinedown for not only providing but performing the theme song of WrestleMania 22 here tonight!
Tazz: Major props to Shinedown and I Dare You is an awesome song but this next match will certainly be intresting
Michael Cole: Cruiserweight title on the line and this started back in February in an interesting turn of things on Smackdown.
Tazz: Kid Kash turned on his partner Jamie Noble and tonight, these two meet again with the gold on the line here at WrestleMania!!!
*Kid Kash’s music hits before he comes out onto the stage. Kash then motions the title is going to be his as he continues on down to the ring. He then slides into the ring before jumping onto the top turnbuckle and staring down the fans. Kid Kash then looks up the ramp waiting for his opponent to arrive to the ring for the match*
Howard Finkel: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship of the World! Introducing first the challenger from Johnson City, Tennesee weighing in at 199 pounds, he is Kid Kash!!!
*Trailer Park Trash hits and the Cruiserweight Champion, Jamie Noble, comes out onto the stage to cheers from the crowd. Noble has the belt around his waist and he continues on down the ramp taunting his former friend with the title before sliding into the ring and climbing onto the turnbuckle holding the title*
Howard Finkel: And his opponent from Hanover, West Virginia weighing in at 202 pounds, he is the WWE Cruiserweight Champion of the World, Jamie Noble!!!
Jamie Noble © vs. Kid Kash
Kash charges at Noble in the corner but Noble fires a right-hand at the challenger sending him down onto the mat and Noble looks reeling to begin the match off. Noble then grabs Kash and goes to plant him with a Powerbomb but Kash reverses and then kicks Noble in the gut before he then grabs him and sends him with authority across the ring. However when Noble comes back, he then nails a dropkick to the head sending Kash down to the mat quickly. Noble then smiles as he looks down at his former friend Kash who’s laying down on the mat and looks almost knocked out from the dropkick early on from Noble. Noble then drags Kash back onto his feet and then quickly tosses the challenger into the turnbuckles.
Noble then comes charging at Kid Kash but he ducks the champion, and then wraps his legs around the head of Noble. Kash then spins around and sends Noble flying across the ring with a Headscissors. The challenger, Kid Kash then springs back onto his feet and then carefully starts to set himself up ready and waiting for Noble. Kash then charges at the champion to which the crowd is responding to Noble telling him to watch out! Kash runs right into the hands of Noble who catches the challenger Kash and then throws him over his shoulders with Kash hitting the turnbuckle face first and he hits it hard at that! Noble then comes off the ropes quickly and then takes down Kash with a thunderous clothesline onto the challenger, Noble then leaps onto of Kash for the first pinfall.
Kash quickly kicks out before Noble can take the win here and end it all. Noble then grabs the neck of Kid Kash and starts to pull on it hard with his legs wrapped around the head of Kid Kash. Kash is looking to bounce back and get out of this unique move but Noble wants to ground Kash and walk back with his title. Noble continues to pull on the neck of Kid Kash but Kash is finding his way back onto his feet. He’s bouncing back into the match now as he still has his head trapped in Noble’s legs but Kash drags himself up and is hanging upside down with Noble holding him, however Kash flips over and drags Noble over the ropes. Kash keeps his balance before he falls off and then he lands on the apron to boos from the crowd with Noble down on the outside.
Kash then gets back into the ring and he is leaning over the apron, the challenger then taunts the crowd before he sees the Cruiserweight Champion, Jamie Noble, make it back to his feet! Kash then leaps over the top rope and then his legs wrap around the head of Noble and Kash nails an awesome Headscissors from over the top rope! The “Holy Shit” chants break out with all of the fans going wild for Kash’s sick move here tonight. We then see both men lying down on the mat on their backs and the referee looks to begin the count but Kash is up. Kash is having trouble standing though and he then quickly tosses Noble back into the ring for the cover
Noble kicks out before Kash can walk away with the Cruiserweight title tonight. Kash looks angered now and then he grabs the champion and pulls him back onto his feet. Noble is having trouble standing and Kash bodyslams the champion down. Kid Kash then slowly makes his way over onto the ropes and then starts climbing. Kash is making his way up the ropes and he looks back at the champion before climbing onto the top rope. The challenger then regains his balance before looking once more and he leaps through the air! Kid Kash is going for a Moonsault but at the last second, Jamie Noble moves away and the challenger hits the mat hard!
The fans are going wild as Kid Kash looks to be down and out now and Noble is going to have to take advantage of Kash now. We see Noble in the corner, waiting for Kid Kash to get up so he can strike down his opponent. Noble then sees Kash starting to stir and Noble is tired of waiting for his opponent so he moves over and starts stomping away onto Kid Kash. Noble then grabs the challenger and looks to finish him off early with the Tiger Driver! Noble then gets Kash in mid-air but Kash rolls through on the champion and Kash grabs the legs
Noble kicks out before Kash can once more take the title home with him. Noble then sees Kash come charging at him but Noble sidesteps him and the challenger, Kid Kash runs into the ropes. Noble then dropkicks Kid Kash who goes flying over the ropes but lands on the apron! Noble looks surprised that Kash stayed on the apron and then comes at Kid Kash. Noble throws a right at Kash attempting to knock him down but Kash bounces Noble’s neck off of the ropes, then grabs the champion and leaps over the top rope with a Sunset Flip! Kid Kash has the cover on the champion and can he take the title home with him now?
Once again, another close count for the challenger Kid Kash, and another chance at almost gaining the Cruiserweight Championship. Kash then looks at the referee asking if it was a three count but the referee responds with a no to Kid Kash. Kid Kash looks amazed at what the referee told him and he then goes over onto Jamie Noble and starts beating down on him. Kash is looking poised to take the title away from Noble right now. He picks up the champion and then goes for his finisher, the Dead Level but Noble slides through, then dropkicks the back of Kid Kash sending Kash into the ropes.
Noble then sees Kash rebound off the ropes and he catches him with a Suplex. Noble then gets back up and pounds on Kash in the corner before grabbing Kash and throwing him onto the middle turnbuckle. Noble makes his way up onto the top turnbuckle and he has Kash coming up with him onto the top turnbuckle. Noble ducks the head of Kash between his legs and the fans are going insane, Jamie Noble then tries to come down with Kid Kash but Kash holds on, he then nails a clothesline to the head of Noble before grabbing Noble and trying to pull the champion off of the turnbuckle but Noble will not let go.
Kash then tries to toss Noble off once more and he gets pushed off himself with Noble regaining his balance and standing on the ropes, something he doesn’t normally do! Noble looks to jump but Kash runs back up the ropes, then grabs the head of Noble and tosses the champion off and the crowd is getting behind Noble wanting him to get back into it. Kash smiles as he then scoops Noble up off the ring and then taunts the crowd. Kash then picks up Noble and continues to taunt the crowd but he is waisting time and is now getting distracted. Kash continues to taunt however but out of nowhere, Noble grabs the tights of Kash and has the cradle, he lets go of the tights knowing he is cheating but keeps the cradle
The crowd is amazed at what they have seen with these two Cruiserweights so far battling it out for the Cruiserweight Championship. Noble then grabs Kash and then throws him into the turnbuckles, which Kash goes flying into. Noble then comes charging at Kash but Kash ducks, then throws some rights at the champion. Kash then decides to send Noble into the turnbuckle, which he does and then comes charging at Noble. However Noble sees Kash coming and then gets his knee up to which Kash runs face first into and falls down onto the mat with Noble then coming right after the fallen challenger looking to take advantage.
Noble then scoops Kash off of the mat and then sends him into the ropes, Kash comes back right into a Armbar Drag from the champion. Kash rises back up and gets taken down by Noble who catches Kash and plants him with a Powerslam. Noble then grabs Kash once more and looks to finish him off this time. Noble then picks up Kash but Kash pushes him off before Noble can do anything to him. Kash then scoops Noble up and then has him in position for his finisher, Kash then comes down hard and nails the Dead Level and the fans are waiting to see if Kash is walking away with the Cruiserweight Championship as the ref begins the count
Foot on the ropes by the champion Jamie Noble and Kid Kash thinks he has won the Cruiserweight Championship right now! Kash has no clue that Noble got his feet on the ropes and that Kash is not the champion. Kash looks to go grab his title and leave but the referee stops him. Kash asks what and the referee shows the foot of Noble to Kash. Kash looks pissed off and then heads over onto Jamie Noble and starts beating him. Kash continues beating down on Noble before he picks him up once again and looks for the Dead Level once more! Kash has him in mid-air but Kash stalls too long and Noble gets a roll through onto the challenger
Jamie Noble almost gains the win but Kid Kash kicks out at the last second keeping this amazing match still going on right now. Jamie Noble can’t believe it right now as he surely thought the title was coming back home with him then. Noble then looks out at the crowd and the crowd is cheering for him to take the win here. Noble then goes over onto Kid Kash and then picks the champion up, he then tries to finish him off once more and this time with the Tiger Driver! Noble then scoops up Kash and looks to come down with the Tiger Driver! Noble comes down hard with Kash and he nails it, could it be over right here?
Kash gets his shoulder up to the surprise of Noble and Noble is irate! Noble can’t believe that once again he almost won the title back but now he has to continue fighting for it. Noble then stands back onto his feet and heads into the corner. Noble stares down Kash as Kash is starting to make his way over to the ropes to pull himself up. Kash is slowly pulling himself up on the ropes and the fans are cheering for Noble! Noble then sees Kash stand up and Noble comes charging across the ring, Kash ducks however and Noble runs right into the turnbuckle. Kash then turns Noble around and nails a DDT sending Noble onto the mat hard.
Kash then looks around the crowd and sees the crowd standing on their feet wanting Noble to take the win with him here tonight. Kash then responds telling everybody to shut up and this gets him some major heat. He then heads onto the top turnbuckle and climbs looking around and taunting the fans but wasting time! Kash then leaps off of the top rope and he goes for a Frog Splash but at the last moment, Jamie Noble moves and Kash connects with the mat and looks down for the count now after missing the Frog Splash!
Both men are down and Noble looks to take advantage and cover Kid Kash and he is edging towards the challenger to do so. Noble then is almost there and puts a hand on the champion! However Kid Kash rolls through and gets a cradle onto Noble and Kash can steal the title here but Noble rolls over and still has the cradle in. The referee looks confused now but Noble asks the referee to hurry and make the count to which the referee drops down onto the mat and starts the count, is the title now heading back home with Noble?
Howard Finkel: Here is your winner and STILL Cruiserweight Champion of the World, he is Jamie Noble!!!
Match Length: 10 Minutes, 37 Seconds
Michael Cole: Jamie Noble remains the Cruiserweight Champion but who will end up being his next test as champion?
Tazz: He’s beaten some major players on Smackdown in the cruiserweight division and he proved why he does tonight.
Michael Cole: Well we’ve still got some major matches from Smackdown still ahead of us and I’m pumped for the main event!
Tazz: Of course, two brothers doing battle for the World-Heavyweight Championship, it couldn’t get any better!
*We cut backstage to see MNM standing by with the tag team titles and Melina is rubbing their bodies*
Melina: Ok boys tonight we’ve got a major task ahead of us and still we’re going to be able to overcome London and Kendrick like we have done several times!
Joey Mercury: London and Kendrick are not big enough of a task for MNM to not go through and we will go through them tonight!
Johnny Nitro: Of course, not only are we the greatest tag team champions ever but we have to be the sexiest champions too!
Melina: No doubt! No doubt about it! And I have no doubt that you two are going to destroy London and Kendrick tonight.
Joey Mercury: Of course! We’re MNM, the longest reigning champions in the WWE right now and it will stay that way!
Johnny Nitro: And with these looks, we’re not only the biggest attraction on Smackdown, we’re the biggest attraction on WrestleMania!!!
Melina: Ok boys, let’s get out there and show them what we’re made of!!!
*MNM leave and they look ready for their match as they head to the arena and we head back over to the Smackdown commentating table*
Michael Cole: Coming up right now, the WWE Tag Team Championships on the line as MNM defends against London and Kendrick
Tazz: The longest reigning champions in the WWE right now to defend against two of the hottest superstars on Smackdown right now
Michael Cole: London and Kendrick have been on a roll for sure and they have proven that with wins over Nitro and Mercury in singles action
Tazz: But their one downfall, they have yet to beat MNM in a tag match and lost at the Royal Rumble and No Way Out.
*Snapshot hits and the WWE Tag Team Champions, MNM, walk out onto the stage to loud boos from the crowd. Melina stops them and does a dance as the red carpet rolls down the ramp. Mercury and Nitro then continue on before sliding into the ring and Melina does her trademark entrance before she gets into the ring and raises the boy’s hands saying they will still be the champions*
Howard Finkel: The following contest is a Two out of Three Falls Match for the WWE Tag Team Championships! Introducing first from Los Angeles, California weighing in at a combined weight of 430 pounds, they are the WWE Tag Team Champions, Mercury, Nitro, and Melina…MNM!!!
*Calling hits and the challengers run down to the ring before sliding in and almost sliding out of the entire ring. The fans cheer London and Kendrick as they stand on the turnbuckles and play to the crowd before jumping off and talking strategy*
Howard Finkel: And the challengers, weighing in at a combined weight of 380 pounds, they are the team of Brian Kendrick and Paul London!!!
*WWE Tag Team Championships
2 out of 3 Falls Match
MNM (c’s) vs Brian Kendrick and Paul London
London and Kendrick talk to each other and Kendrick decides to mix it up first as he will be starting off with Mercury. Mercury taunts Kendrick saying he has no chance before Kendrick then charges at Mercury. Mercury ducks him, Kendrick leaps off the ropes and then nails a Springboard Moonsault early on to get the match started. Kendrick hooks the leg quickly of Mercury and the referee begins the count
Early count is broken up as Mercury kicks out. Kendrick then grabs Mercury and sends him into the corner. Kendrick charges at Mercury but Mercury ducks and catapults Kendrick onto the top turnbuckle. Kendrick then turns around and goes for a Crossbody but Mercury catches him and then plants him to the ground with a powerslam before he drags Kendrick into the corner and makes an early tag into Nitro.
Nitro hops over the ropes and delivers a leg drop onto Kendrick. Nitro then applies a headlock onto Kendrick and starts squeezing hard on the head of the challenger. Nitro looks at London and mouths something off to him and London tries to come into the ring. The referee however stops him and calms him down before he can get in but this gives MNM an advantage as Mercury pulls the tag rope around the neck of Kendrick and starts pulling hard on Kendrick’s neck and Mercury sees the referee turn around and breaks the hold
The referee suspects something and then asks if Mercury did anything. Mercury denies it and we see Kendrick break free of the headlock. Kendrick looks to run off the ropes but Nitro grabs Kendrick by the hair and slams him down onto the mat hard. Nitro then picks Kendrick back up and looks to slam him down again but Kendrick breaks free, then nails a dropkick to the gut of the fallen Nitro before Kendrick starts hobbling to the corner.
Kendrick makes the tag into London and London comes charging into the ring, London takes down Nitro with a dropkick, Mercury scurries in and gets taken down by a Dropsault and in mid-air London does a flip and lands on Nitro, the cover for London and the crowd is going wild as fall number one could be for team London and Kendrick right now. The referee drops down onto the mat with the pinfall
No chance as Mercury pulls London off of Nitro. Mercury then clotheslines London down to the mat before the referee grabs him and puts him back in his corner. Nitro then starts to ground the game of London by kicking him in the gut with his knee numerous times. Nitro then grabs London and sends him into the corner. Nitro charges and nails a splash in the corner onto one half of the challengers and London falls to the mat
Nitro then throws his hair back and then climbs onto the middle turnbuckle. Nitro comes off for a Knee Drop but London rolls away and Nitro hits his knee on the mat. London rolls away, gets back to his feet, then runs across the ring and connects with a Spinning Heel Kick knocking down Nitro back to the mat and London decides to climb onto the top turnbuckle, looking to finish off Nitro early on for the first fall
London looks to leap off the ropes but out of nowhere, Mercury comes from behind London and pushes him off the turnbuckle sending him flying through the air! London lands hard on the mat in the ring and Nitro leaps over and tags in Mercury. Mercury comes in and first off runs at Kendrick and pushes him off the apron. Mercury then sees London and he grabs London by the foot and tosses him into the air but in mid-air London kicks Mercury in the face, then gets a schoolboy on one half of the champions
Mercury kicks out. London then looks to tag in Kendrick but Mercury grabs London real quick. Mercury then grabs him and nails a huge Suplex onto London. Mercury starts taunting London and telling Nitro that he’s going to end it right there. Mercury then picks up London and goes for another suplex but London spins around and nails a Spinning DDT! London then leaps over and makes in the hot tag to Kendrick
Kendrick comes in all ready for this war and Kendrick grabs Mercury and sends him off the ropes. Kendrick then ducks a clothesline attempt from Mercury, then nails a Superkick sending Mercury flying over the ropes and to the outside! London then runs and pushes Nitro off the ropes and Kendrick helps London back up. London and Kendrick then look at each other and suddenly, an idea strikes them for what to do next
Mercury and Nitro are slowly sitting up and London and Kendrick run at the same time, then leap over the ropes, and connect with a Double Plancha knocking both members of MNM down and Kendrick and London help each other up. Both men climb into the ring and ask the referee to start counting but he sees Melina on the outside. Melina distracts the referee not giving him time to countdown and London and Kendrick are pissed.
London then grabs Melina and flips her over the top rope. London then tells Kendrick to hold her down and London leaps onto the top turnbuckle. Kendrick doesn’t see MNM coming however and Mercury ambushes Kendrick from behind. Nitro then nails London in the head and help Melina down and Melina slides back to the outside of the ring where she is now safe from any harm of London and Kendrick
Mercury then tells Nitro something and Mercury climbs onto the middle turnbuckle facing London who’s sitting on the turnbuckle. With Mercury’s back facing Nitro, MNM come down with London and nail a Snapshot off the turnbuckles! The fans are booing loudly as they are sure London and Kendrick are out of it now and the referee slaps the mat, the count down begins for MNM and can they gain the first fall?
Howard Finkel: Here are your winners of the first fall and leading 1-0, MNM!!!
The crowd boos loudly as MNM look at each other and then Mercury tells Nitro to pick London and do the Snapshot again. Mercury has London set and Nitro gets dropkicked by London and London then dropkicks Mercury sending him off the ropes. Kendrick catches Mercury and pulls the ropes down sending the legal man, Mercury flying to the outside of the ring and Nitro turns around right into an Enziguri!
Kendrick drops down to the mat and tosses Mercury back inside to London who runs across the ring and comes back dropping an elbow onto one half of the champions. London then sees Nitro coming at him and ducks, then dropkicks Nitro sending him to the outside of the ring before Mercury stands back up, then walks right into London who nails a Armbar drag onto Mercury sending Mercury across the ring into the corner
Mercury charges at London again and London once more nails another Armbar Drag, Mercury then charges at London once more and for the third time, London catches Mercury and nails his third consecutive Armbar Drag onto Mercury. We then cut over to see Mercury sitting in the corner looking for Nitro and then looks at London to which London replies to with a smile, London then charges in the corner at Mercury
London comes at Mercury for a dropkick to the head but Mercury moves quickly and London goes flying landing on the bottom ropes on his privates! Mercury then grabs London and tosses him into the corner before heading over and tossing a punch at London. Mercury then sees Nitro getting back onto the apron and Nitro asks to be tagged in to which Mercury tags him in and Nitro comes in and climbs onto the middle turnbuckle.
Nitro has London and looks to come off the ropes but London won’t budge, London then throws a right at the head of Nitro but Nitro no sells it. Nitro then looks to come off the ropes but London leaps onto the bottom turnbuckle, then leaps onto the middle turnbuckle and nails a Hurricanrana onto Nitro sending Nitro flying across the ring and London then hurries over to Nitro and makes the cover for the second fall
Nitro finds a way to kickout of the pinfall and London then grabs Nitro, bounces his head off the turnbuckle, then tags in Kendrick. London holds Nitro while Kendrick climbs onto the top turnbuckle, then comes off with a Tomahawk Chop off the ropes knocking Nitro down to his feet and Kendrick scurries over, the referee drops down onto the mat and Kendrick counts along with the ref hoping that they get their first pin here
Another kickout from Nitro and Kendrick then jumps back up onto his feet. Kendrick can’t believe Nitro found a way to kick out right there. One half of the challengers, Kendrick then grabs Nitro and looks to run off the turnbuckle but Nitro picks him up and slams him down onto the mat with a Suplex before Kendrick has anywhere to go and has any chance of trying to finish off the match right here and right now
Nitro then takes a “snapshot” of Kendrick and then calls in Mercury but the ref holds Mercury from entering and we see Melina grab the boot of Kendrick and pull him to the outside. Melina slaps Kendrick across the face before she tosses Kendrick back into the ring acting like nothing happened at all and we can hear all of the fans booing their heads off with many London and Kendrick chants starting up too.
Nitro then drags Kendrick to the corner looking for the tag but Kendrick kicks Nitro sending him across the ring, Kendrick scurries up, then bounces off the ropes himself and comes back nailing a Spinning Heel Kick to the face of Nitro! Kendrick then drops down onto the mat but Mercury breaks it up, however London comes in but the ref holds him back and Nitro then covers Kendrick but Kendrick gets a rollup!
Nitro kicks out. Nitro looks to drag Kendrick to his corner but Kendrick leaps into the air, nails a Headscissors onto Nitro and then jumps over and tags in London. London comes in all ready for action and ducks a clothesline from Nitro, London then sends Nitro off the ropes to which London catches Nitro on the way back, then nails a backbreaker onto one half of the champions before London looks to the corner
London climbs onto the top rope and looks to come off before Nitro comes over and pushes London in the gut. Nitro then climbs onto the top turnbuckle. Nitro then tells Mercury to watch this and Nitro prepares to come off the ropes with a Superplex but London leaps over Nitro, nails a Super Sunset Flip and the crowd is in awe! The fans are roaring as London has the pin one Nitro and can London get the win here for the second fall and first for Kendrick and himself?
Howard Finkel: Here are your winners of the second fall, Brian Kendrick and Paul London! It is now tied at 1-1!
London then leaps with joy knowing Kendrick and himself now have the match tied at 1-1 and they have a chance at the titles now. However Nitro attacks London from behind and makes the tag into Mercury bringing Mercury in. Mercury grounds London as he attacks him in the back and then picks up London. Mercury then comes down with a Suplex on one half of the challengers and Mercury smiles at London on the mat.
Mercury then continues to kick away at the gut of London before he grabs him and sends him into the corner. Mercury charges but London gets his feet up, kicks Mercury in the face and sends one half of the champions backwards. London then leaps onto the shoulders of Mercury and then gets an amazing cradle on Mercury and the ref drops down onto the mat with Melina screaming for Mercury to kick out!
Mercury gets out with Nitro kicking London and breaking up the cradle. London looks pissed and in comes Kendrick and he takes out Nitro with a clothesline. The ref then pulls Kendrick away and puts him in his corner and both Mercury and Nitro double team London. The ref then turns his back and Nitro quickly heads back to his corner and then looks around as the crowd is booing MNM and wanting London and Kendrick to take the titles.
Mercury then picks up London and slams him down onto the mat and makes the tag into Nitro who comes in all guns blazing. Nitro drops a shot to the gut to London before he gets down onto the mat and does his Spinning Leg Drop! The crowd’s in awe after that move by Nitro and Nitro smiles before he does a “snapshot” of London saying the ending is over and that MNM is about to retain their tag team championships
Nitro gets Mercury to come in but the ref holds back Mercury. The ref gets pissed and warns to DQ MNM and Mercury heads back outside. Nitro then applies a headlock onto London trying to choke him out of the match but London elbows Nitro, then looks to run off the ropes but Nitro grabs London and slams him down onto the mat hard before he then drops down back onto the mat and applies another headlock.
Kendrick’s leaning over the ropes for London to tag him in and London elbows Nitro in the shoulder once more, then flips over the back of Nitro quickly and delivers a armbar drag before he then leaps over and makes the tag into Kendrick! Kendrick comes in, grabs Nitro and sends him off the ropes, Kendrick ducks a punch from Nitro, then leaps off the top rope with a Springboard Moonsault onto Nitro and Mercury looks to come in
However Kendrick pushes Mercury off and Mercury goes flying off of the apron and then Melina hurries over to check on him. Kendrick then sees Nitro pulling himself up off of the ring and then Nitro grabs the ropes. Kendrick charges at Nitro and Nitro charges at Kendrick! Their going for a head on collision but Kendrick grabs Nitro and kicks him in the head real hard before he then drops to the mat for the cover
Another two and three-fourths count for Kendrick. Kendrick looks pissed and then tells London to come in. London sees Mercury on the apron then flips him over the apron. Mercury lands hard on his back on the ring and London leaps onto the top rope, London comes off and nails his finisher, the 450 Splash to a great response from the crowd before we then see Kendrick grab Nitro and run off the ropes with him, Sliced Bread #2! Kendrick hurriedly covers Nitro!
Howard Finkel: Here are your winners of the third fall and the NEW WWE Tag Team Champions, Brian Kendrick and Paul London!!!
Match Length: 12 Minutes, 55 Seconds
Michael Cole: And we have new WWE Tag Team Champions! London and Kendrick were able to finally defeat MNM!
Tazz: I’m amazed right now as these two put on a great match and in the end they are rewarded with the titles around their waists!
Michael Cole: Well the end of MNM has ended and now I’m sure MNM is going to want to regain their tag titles back.
Tazz: Of course, they felt London and Kendrick screwed them tonight as they lost their titles in this 2 of 3 Falls Match.
*We cut backstage to see Todd Grisham standing by with Chris Jericho*
Todd Grisham: Chris, in just a few moments you are going to be facing John Cena. Now you turned on Cena a few months back so can you tell us why?
Chris Jericho: Were you not listening assclown? I told each and every one of you why I turned on the beloved John Cena. Cena stole my chance at the WWE Championship last summer when he beat me 3 times, count it 3 times! I had the title won each time but I continued to be screwed over by Cena and now Cena must pay the price.
Todd Grisham: Chris you made your return in January at the Royal Rumble, now tonight you wrestle at y….
Chris Jericho: Would you please shut the hell up? Nobody cares about your dumb little questions Todd. Nobody could care! Now leave and let me take this over for you. Listen up Cena because I’ve got something to say to you. First off, I told the Spirit Squad to hang in the back tonight, I want this beating to be personal. Secondly, what you did to me last summer screwing me over the WWE Championship is something I wont forget! I’m not going to forget that I should have been the champion and lost to you. But here is something for you, tonight I’m going to give you a beating you will never….ever forget!!!
*We then cut down to ringside to the Raw commentating team*
Jim Ross: And Chris Jericho has vowed tonight to beat down John Cena and get his revenge from last summer’s feud they had together.
Joey Styles: Cena is going to come out tonight with everything he had and that is no doubt and Jericho will bring everything too.
Jerry Lawler: This has become personal recently JR with all of the beatings Jericho has been handing out to Cena.
Jim Ross: Well Jericho has gave Cena some major beatings but Cena has continued to overcome the odds each time.
Joey Styles: But tonight is the thing, can Cena overcome the odds that he faces against Jericho even without the Spirit Squad?
Jerry Lawler: Well, let’s show everyone at home if you have missed anything between these two why you shouldn’t have.
*Video Package for Cena/Jericho*
Vengeance 2005 and SummerSlam 2005: Clips of last year’s matches with Jericho and Cena in them are shown with Cena overcoming the odds in both and retaining his title.
Raw 08/22/06: In a You’re Fired Match, Eric Bischoff orders Chris Jericho to get the job done and the loser of the match will be fired. Jericho however ends up losing and is fired from Raw until he returns in January
Royal Rumble 2006: Chris Jericho makes his return.
02/13/06: After a tag team main event teaming with John Cena, Chris Jericho beats down his partner and locks in the Walls of Jericho on a bloody Cena.
02/20/06: The following week, Jericho opens the show with his reasoning for why he turned on John Cena. However during the segment, Cena comes out and F-U’s Jericho sending Jericho a message and gaining his revenge.
03/06/06: Chris Jericho aligns the help of the Spirit Squad as they take on John Cena in a 5 on 1 Handicap Hardcore Match! Cena overcomes the odds by F-U’ing Kenny onto a steel chair but pays in the end with a beatdown from the Spirit Squad.
03/13/06: Cena calls out Jericho but Jericho comes out and announces a 5 on 2 Handicap Match with the Spirit Squad against Cena…and Jericho! Jericho works against Cena during the match and even during the match helps Cena tap out with the Walls of Jericho.
Saturday Night’s Main Event: On Saturday Night’s Main Event, Chris Jericho hosts the Highlight Reel with his guest, John Cena! Jericho calls out the Spirit Squad to beatdown Cena but Cena overcomes the odds and beats down each member of the Spirit Squad.
03/20/06: John Cena faces Mikey, the leader of the Spirit Squad. The rest of the Spirit Squad were banned from ringside and Cena took advantage of this and defeated Mikey in the end despite interference from Chris Jericho.
03/27/06: John Cena takes on Kenny and he loses via DQ whenever the Spirit Squad interferes in the matchup. Jericho locks in the Walls of Jericho while Kenny jumps off the top rope with a Leg Drop onto the back of the neck of Cena.
*Break the Walls Down hits and Chris Jericho comes walking out ever so cocky tonight for his match, Jericho continues on down the ramp taunting the fans before he heads up the steel steps. Jericho shakes the ropes taunting the fans and then gets into the ring and awaits his opponent tonight, John Cena to come on down to the ring*
Howard Finkel: The following contest is scheduled for one fall, introducing first born in Manhassat, New York weighing in at 231 pounds, he is Chris Jericho!!!
*My Time is Now hits and John Cena comes out to deafening pops! Cena then continues down the ramp staring down Jericho before sliding into the ring. Cena then stares down Jericho and looks to come at him but the referee holds Cena back. Cena sees Jericho taunting him and then looks like he is going to go crazy on Jericho*
Howard Finkel: And his opponent from West Newbury, Massachusetts weighing in at 240 pounds, he is John Cena!!!
Chris Jericho vs John Cena
Cena runs at Jericho in the corner and starts throwing punches at him, the referee has to pull Cena off of Jericho and Cena starts to argue with the referee. Jericho then sees now he can take advantage and runs at Cena and takes him down with a chopblock. Jericho then has Cena down on the mat and throws some hard rights into the face of Cena wanting Cena to be worn down and out. Jericho then grabs Cena and throws him into the ropes. Cena ducks Jericho, Jericho then comes running at his opponent in Cena who catches Jericho and nails a Powerslam. Cena then pulls Jericho right up off the mat and sends him into the corner.
Cena comes charging at Jericho with everything he has but Jericho moves quickly and Cena runs right into the turnbuckle. Jericho then grabs Cena who comes right off of the turnbuckle and then bashes Cena’s head off the turnbuckle. Jericho then grabs Cena and nails a Bulldog straight onto the mat and Jericho continues to taunt the crowd. The crowd wants Cena to get back into the match now and Jericho then heads over to Cena. Jericho throws his foot onto Cena and does his cocky pin and the referee begins the count
Cena kicks out to which Jericho gets back up. Jericho then sees Cena sitting up and then runs at Cena and strikes him in the head with a kick to the head. Jericho smiles as he picks Cena up and then throws him into the ropes. Cena comes back and Jericho trips up Cena. Jericho then hurries over and grabs the legs looking for an early Walls of Jericho but Cena grabs the ropes and the referee forces Jericho to break the hold. Jericho doesn’t look happy with the decision though and then heads back over to Cena.
The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla then eyes down Cena who is sitting himself up in the corner and then Jericho comes charging at Cena. However Cena sees Jericho coming and pulls the ropes down sending Jericho flying out of the ring and hard to the outside. Cena then climbs to the outside and then picks Jericho up but Jericho kicks Cena hard in the stomach, then grabs Cena and bashes his head off of the steel steps. The fans continue to boo Jericho as Jericho decides to then throw Cena into the ring.
Jericho doesn’t cover though but he heads up to the top rope. Jericho sets himself up for a Moonsault and he checks to make sure Cena isn’t coming. However Cena pulls the ropes and Jericho falls. Jericho is hanging from the ropes upside down now and with Jericho hanging and Cena still down heading towards the ropes, the fans are cheering for Cena to get back into the match. Cena is slowly crawling towards the ropes trying to get back up and Jericho continues to hand on the ropes. Cena pulls himself up on the ropes quickly and then pulls Jericho up off the turnbuckle.
The Doctor of Thuganomics, John Cena, then grabs Jericho up off the mat and then starts throwing some more hard rights at Jericho. Jericho however is fighting back and then kicks Cena hard in the knees, Cena ends up falling into the ropes face first and Jericho gets back onto his feet. The fans are booing Jericho now as Jericho starts running towards the ropes and then comes back with a Running Knee Strike onto the back of Cena. Jericho then taunts the fans and then tells them that this match is about to be over. Jericho then throws Cena down onto the mat and covers.
Cena quickly kicks out assuring his fans that this match will continue on. Jericho then grabs Cena and tries to throw him to the outside but Cena won’t budge. Jericho however throws Cena over the ropes and Cena hangs on to the apron. Jericho climbs onto the top turnbuckle and then jumps off with a Springboard Dropkick sending the Doctor of Thuganomics straight onto the mat on the outside and Jericho heads to the outside. Jericho then kicks Cena playing around with him and then kicks him in the back. Jericho however heads back into the ring and climbs once more back onto the top turnbuckle.
The fans are confused as to what Jericho is about to do but Jericho takes his time setting himself up on the top turnbuckle. Cena is starting to sit up by now as Jericho has taken awhile. Cena doesn’t know Jericho is on the top rope and the fans are yelling for Cena to turn around. It’s too late however as Jericho leaps off the top turnbuckle to the outside and nails a Moonsault! The fans are yelling Holy Shit and everybody is amazed as Jericho is pulling out all the stops tonight to assure victory for himself.
Both men are down but Jericho however seems to be getting back up and edging towards the apron helping himself up. Cena still lies down though after taking the majority of the fall in this match and he looks worn out so far. Jericho does get himself pulled up off the mat and then slides into the ring but continues to lay down worn out so far. However Cena is still down and Jericho is telling the referee something. The referee then decides to begin counting but he notices Cena is on his knees now and Cena slides into the ring.
Now both Jericho and Cena are down in the ring but Jericho pulls himself up off the mat and then continues bringing it to Cena. Jericho is kicking hard at Cena and then pulls Cena right up off the mat and then sets him up. Cena starts to fight back but Jericho kicks Cena in the knee hard and Cena grasps his knee. However Jericho then jumps up quickly and delivers an Enziguri straight to the head of Cena! Jericho then slowly heads over to Cena for the cover and the fans once more want Cena to kick out.
Once more another kickout from John Cena and this match will continue on. Jericho then gets back onto his feet and then Cena grabs him. Cena sends Jericho into the ropes and Jericho ducks a clothesline attempt from Cena, then jumps off the ropes but Cena catches Jericho. Cena has Jericho in his arms and comes down hard with a PumpHandle Slam. Something Cena doesn’t normally use but something has to be done! Cena then decides to make his first cover of the match and the referee hurries over for the cover.
Another two count in the match and Cena looks angered now. He gets back up off the mat and then pulls Jericho off the mat too. Cena doesn’t know what to do now to Jericho other than attempt to finish him off right now. Cena then picks Jericho up and then holds him in a Stalling Suplex position looking ton wear down Jericho. Cena continues to hold Jericho up in the air and the fans think now that Cena might have a chance! Cena then comes down hard with Jericho and then nails the Suplex and doesn’t cover Jericho.
The fans are confused now as they thought Cena was going to end up making the cover but Cena decided not to do so but continue to work on Jericho. Cena then waits for Jericho to get back up and Jericho is sitting himself up. He isn’t completely up yet however but Cena decides to head over and pick Jericho up. Cena then runs at Jericho but Jericho catches Cena and then goes for the Triple Powerbomb, something Jericho hasn’t used in years! Jericho nails the first powerbomb, followed by the second, and finally the third, which Jericho holds Cena down.
Cena quickly gets Jericho off of him and keeps the hopes alive for the fans that he is going to end up winning the match tonight. Jericho then gets right back up and then runs off the ropes while Cena is setting himself up. Jericho then comes off the ropes with a Springboard Back Elbow Smash straight into the face of Cena. Jericho does decide not to cover though and the fans are getting all confused now as to why. However Jericho heads right back up onto the top rope and then gets himself situated before setting himself up.
Jericho has taken many falls tonight and he looks like he is about to do so once more. Jericho looks to leap off the ropes but Cena is getting back up. Jericho doesn’t notice however and then Cena grabs Jericho and throws him right off the top turnbuckle! The fans are going nuts for Cena now that he is back into the match and now could be taking the win home with him. Cena is heading over towards Jericho now who is still down on the mat and then picks Jericho right up off the mat and sends him into the ropes. Jericho comes back right into a Flying Shoulder Block from the Doctor of Thuganomics, John Cena!
Cena is starting to feel it now and he could be walking home with a win tonight at WrestleMania, Cena then sees Jericho starting to sit up and then comes at Jericho and nails the Throwback! Cena is getting back into the match now and then he starts to pump up! Cena runs off the ropes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle and he comes back and nails it! The fans are going wild now as Cena could take the win home with him. Cena picks Jericho right up off the mat and looks for the F-U but Jericho slides right off the shoulders of Cena and gets a cradle
Cena wasn’t able to get the F-U on Jericho as Jericho got the cradle but Cena did kick out and keep the match going. It’s been a great match throughout and the fans are starting to wonder who is going to end up taking the win. Jericho sees now is his opportunity to take advantage of Cena and Jericho does so by running to the ropes and jumping off for the Lionsault! Jericho successfully nails the Lionsault and then calls the referee over! The referee scurries over and begins the count for Jericho, could Jericho be the one taking the win with him?
Jericho is now looking pissed that he couldn’t take the win right there, he looks around the crowd and is wondering what to do now. Jericho however then heads over to Cena and then locks in the Walls of Jericho! Jericho has them locked in successfully and this could spell the ending of John Cena right here tonight! Jericho is pulling hard on the back of Cena and yelling tap out as he has done in the past to Cena. Cena is not going to give up though and he is going to give everything he has to stay alive in this matchup.
Cena is heading towards the ropes trying to break the hold but he can’t reach. He continues to try to grab the ropes but Jericho pulls Cena back into the middle of the ring! It isn’t looking good right now for the Doctor of Thuganomics, John Cena as he might have to give up. Jericho continues to pull on the back of Cena and continues to scream “Tap Out” to which Cena replies to no! Cena will not give up in this match and the fans are going to be behind him, Cena continues to edge himself towards the ropes and he looks to be there.
Cena looks to have the ropes now but Jericho tries to pull Cena to the middle of the ring, however Cena has a sudden burst of energy and starts heading towards the ropes! Cena then reaches out and grabs the ropes! Jericho has no clue and the referee tells Jericho to break the hold. Jericho looks super pissed now that he has to break the Walls of Jericho once more. Jericho then heads over to Cena who is hanging onto the ropes and slaps the taste out of the mouth of Cena. Jericho then grabs Cena and brings him over into the corner.
Jericho then sees Cena is in the corner and then comes charging at Cena. However Cena moves and at the last second, Jericho runs straight into the turnbuckle! Cena then catches Jericho as he turns around and then nails the Killswitch! Cena then decides to pick Jericho up once more for the F-U but before Cena can get Jericho on his shoulders, Jericho dropkicks the knees of Cena sending Cena straight down onto the mat. Jericho is trying his best to do everything he can to gain the win and he makes a cover on Cena once more
Cena gets his shoulder up to the dismay of Chris Jericho. Jericho looks like he is going to go crazy on his opponent John Cena as Jericho has done just about everything he can to Cena but Cena will not give up at all. Jericho then heads right back over to Cena and looks for another attempt at the Walls of Jericho, his third this match! Jericho gets the Doctor of Thuganomics locked in the Walls of Jericho but Cena is holding onto the ropes. Jericho looks super pissed now and then decides to head over to the turnbuckle to finish it all off.
Jericho starts unraveling the turnbuckle and wants to take advantage of what he has done now to possibly take out Cena. The referee is too busy checking on Cena to notice that Jericho has the turnbuckle taken off in the corner and Jericho throws it to the outside to make sure the referee doesn’t see it and now that Jericho did it. Jericho then heads right over to Cena and grabs Cena and goes to send him into the corner. However Cena sees the turnbuckle and reverses sending Jericho into the turnbuckle hard!
Cena bashes the head of Jericho off the turnbuckle and then sends Jericho into another turnbuckle but Jericho ends up reversing. Jericho charges at Cena and Cena moves to which Jericho quickly climbs onto the top turnbuckle. Jericho is looking for one more attempt to go air born and he looks to set himself up. However Cena comes from behind Jericho and looks to throw the Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla off of the top turnbuckle. However Jericho fights Cena off and regains his balance looking to jump this time.
Jericho makes sure Cena isn’t coming from behind him and then looks ready to jump whenever Cena attacks Jericho from behind. Cena clubs the back of the Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla, Chris Jericho and then decides to pick Jericho up off the turnbuckle. The fans know what is coming now and Cena throws Jericho right onto his shoulders! Cena then comes down hard with Chris Jericho and nails the F-U to Chris Jericho. All of the fans in the arena are going wild as Cena then slowly heads over to Jericho. The referee is waiting to see if Cena is going to make the cover and Cena eventually reaches there and reaches out for the pinfall, the referee then drops down onto the mat and begins the count, will Cena end up taking the win now with him?
Howard Finkel: Here is your winner, John Cena!!!
Match Length: 13 Minutes, 5 Seconds
Jim Ross: John Cena has walked away tonight the victor and he certainly earned this win over Chris Jericho tonight at WrestleMania.
Joey Styles: Cena didn’t have the odds against him tonight but he did overcome Jericho once more and finally gained the win.
Jerry Lawler: Another great match at WrestleMania too and this has been a night filled with great matches all along!
*We then cut backstage to see Theodore Long walking around on his phone and then suddenly the door opens and in comes, Batista*
Batista: Hey Teddy!
Theodore Long: Yeah, just hold one minute playa. Batista! How can I help you right now, your match is next by the way.
Batista: Yeah well that’s why I c…
Theodore Long: Now don’t tell my playa you want to get out of the match because if that’s what you wanted, then you ain’t getting it!
Batista: No th…
Theodore Long: Listen, I’m on the phone right now, maybe we can talk about this later playa because this is an important phone call.
*Suddenly Batista walks out of the room and he heads to the arena but the lights go out in the back*
Batista: What the hell?
*The lights are flickering on and off and Batista looks worried, he then heads to the arena and then purple smoke stops him*
Batista: Is this supposed to be a joke or something? What the hell is going on around here right now, I mean the lights…the smoke?
Man: Sir, I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Batista: Maybe I’m seeing things.
*Batista then heads into the arena now confident he is walking away with the win over the Deadman here tonight and we cut over to the Smackdown commentating table*
Michael Cole: Kinda strange if you ask me what is going on backstage right now with the lights and the smoke right now.
Tazz: Maybe Batista is seeing things like he said, either way coming up next a dream match between two of the biggest men in the WWE
Michael Cole: Batista meets the Undertaker and pride is not only on the line in this match but Undertaker’s undefeated record is too!
Tazz: Will Batista be able to break the record of Undertaker’s or will we be seeing Undertaker once more win at WrestleMania?
*I Walk Alone hits and “The Animal” Batista comes out onto the stage to major heat from the crowd. Batista looks around the crowd and then does his taunts as the pyros set off with Batista flexing his muscles before walking down to the ring. Batista continues on down the stage before sliding into the ring and taunting on the turnbuckles before jumping down off and then waiting for his opponent here tonight*
Howard Finkel: The following contest is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first from Washington, D.C weighing in at 317 pounds, he is “The Animal” Batista!!!
*Gong hits and “The Deadman” The Undertaker comes out slowly onto the stage. We see the smoke rising across the arena and Undertaker continues slowly walking down the ramp. He eventually reaches the ring and then climbs onto the steel steps before coming into the ring and taking off his jacket and his hat before his eyes roll back. Batista doesn’t look afraid though and Undertaker then gets ready for the match*
Howard Finkel: And his opponent from Death Valley weighing in at 326 pounds, he is “The Deadman” The Undertaker!!!
Batista vs The Undertaker
Batista and The Undertaker lock eyes with each other in what is expected to be a big man brawl and a hard-hitting match between these two. Batista then challenges Undertaker to a hookup in the middle of the ring for the most powerful man. Undertaker then heads to the middle of the ring and Batista locks hands with Undertaker and both men are fighting to push both men down in this competition of strength. Batista’s looking to take advantage but Undertaker backs him up into the corner and Undertaker then goes for a shoulder in the corner onto Batista but Batista moves at the last second possible saving himself.
Batista then nails a hard right onto Undertaker and then throws another one before grabbing the Deadman and sending him into the corner. Batista comes charging at Undertaker in the corner and then nails a major clothesline onto Batista in the corner almost knocking Undertaker’s lights out in the corner and ending Undertaker’s streak! Batista then taunts to the crowd to heat from all of the fans and the fans are getting behind Undertaker wanting him to get back into the match and beat the Animal, Batista.
Batista then scoops The Deadman off of the mat and then grabs him sending him into the other corner and Undertaker hits the turnbuckles hard! Batista then taunts the crowd even more before he comes charging across the ring once again and then nails once more a major clothesline into the corner on Undertaker with Undertaker bouncing off of the turnbuckles hard and landing on the mat. Batista is decimating undertaker so far and Batista might be the first man to ever end Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak.
Batista then looks down at Undertaker as he lies down on the mat and Batista flexes his muscles before going over onto Undertaker. Batista then grabs Undertaker off of the mat and slowly helps him up before nailing a right hand to his face! Batista then grabs Undertaker and throws him onto his shoulders. Batista has Undertaker in a Military Press Slam and Batista has Undertaker high in the air right now. Batista lets go of Undertaker and drops him down onto the mat right behind him with Undertaker landing on the mat hard and Batista is smiling at this damage he has done so far to the Undertaker here tonight. Batista then walks over and hooks the shoulders of Undertaker and now he has a count
Undertaker quickly sits up keeping the match alive and even though Batista is in charge of the match right now, Undertaker still can come back and win. Batista then sits up on the mat and slaps the mat hard thinking he ended Undertaker’s record right then. He then looks around the arena before he then goes over onto Undertaker and starts pounding away on him as Undertaker lies down in the corner. Batista then goes for another hit onto Undertaker but Undertaker stops him and then nails a hard punch onto Batista.
Undertaker then starts going ballistic onto Batista throwing punches left and right before he grabs Batista and sends him into the ropes. Undertaker then ducks a clothesline from Batista and comes flying off the ropes with a Flying Clothesline sending the reeling Batista down onto the mat hard and it looks like now that Undertaker is starting to get back into the match and could be preserving his WrestleMania record.
Undertaker then grabs Batista off of the mat and sends him into the corner. Undertaker then charges at the Animal Batista and takes him out with another vicious clothesline this time into the corner and Undertaker grabs the arm of Batista. Undertaker then climbs onto the middle rope and looks to attempt one of his patented moves, Old School but Batista yanks Undertaker off the ropes with one arm and nails a vicious clothesline of his own! He then grabs the Deadman off the mat and then Batista comes down hard with Undertaker and nails a Powerslam before dropping down onto the mat, Batista then goes for his second cover of the night
Batista is irate thinking for sure he had defeated Undertaker and ended the undefeated record of the Deadman but it was not to be. The Animal then rises back onto his feet and grabs the Deadman straight off the mat and applies a Bearhug! Batista is swinging the Deadman around the ring and looking to make him be forced to give up and Undertaker looks out of it. Batista starts to squeeze harder on the Undertaker attempting his best to come back and win this match. He continues but Undertaker bangs his hands together on the head of Batista.
Undertaker continues to do so until Batista is forced to break the hold. Undertaker then grabs Batista and sends him into the corner. Undertaker charges into the corner and nails a Running Body Splash before grabbing the arm of Batista. This time Undertaker makes his way up the turnbuckle and he finally gets to the top rope without being thrown off. He has the arm twisted of Batista and then leaps off the turnbuckle and nails the Old School! The fans are going wild as Undertaker nailed Old School and ‘Taker then makes his way over to Batista and covers.
Batista quickly kicks out before he could lose the match. Undertaker then sits back up and asks the referee if it was a three count by using his fingers but the ref says no. Undertaker then sits back up and goes after Batista looking to apply a Dragon Sleeper but Batista flips the Deadman over and looks to go to work now and work on the body of the Undertaker and attempt to wear the Deadman down and take him out. Batista then grabs the Undertaker off the mat and holds him up in the air in a Doublehand Choke Lift. Batista looks to be squeezing the life out of the Deadman and he wants to end the Deadman once and for all.
We see Batista then slam down The Undertaker hard on the mat and Undertaker is grasping his back in more pain after that vicious slam. Batista then gets back onto his feet and then heads into the corner. He looks at the Undertaker on the mat who is starting to stand up and Batista comes charging across the ring. However Undertaker sees him and quickly sidesteps the Animal to which Batista runs into the turnbuckle. Batista then turns right around into a Big Boot from the Undertaker to which Taker makes a quick cover.
Undertaker watches at Batista quickly sits up and the Deadman is starting to become angered now and wants to preserve his WrestleMania undefeated streak. The Undertaker then sits back up and then gets off of the mat, he then grabs Batista and whips him into the ropes, Batista comes back and ducks under Undertaker, then comes right back into the arms of the Deadman who’s going for a Chokeslam! However, Batista kicks Undertaker in the gut hard and then grabs the Deadman before throwing him into the turnbuckle hard and Undertaker hits his shoulder.
Undertaker is in pain now after being thrown into the steel pole supporting the ring really, really hard and the Deadman could be down and out. Batista then looks at his muscles and then flexes them before going over to the Undertaker. He then goes to ram the Deadman back into the steel pole but Undertaker blocks it with his foot. Batista tries once more to throw Undertaker into the steel pole supporting the ring but once more, the Undertaker blocks it and finally, the Undertaker throws a hard right punch at Batista!
It’s blow vs. blow now with Batista and The Undertaker exchanging blows now, Batista throws a hard right blow almost knocking Undertaker out of his boots and Undertaker responds with another hard right blow. Batista gets blocked however by the Undertaker and the Undertaker is once more going ballistic on the Animal throwing left, right, left, right, left, right, left, right and The Undertaker won’t stop! Batista finally stops it by moving and throwing Undertaker into the corner hard and Undertaker bounces off. Undertaker turns right around into a Spear from the Animal, Batista then covers Undertaker quickly and can he take the match?
Undertaker quickly kicks out not wanting to give up his WrestleMania undefeated streak here tonight to the Animal. Batista can’t believe it now and then looks to head to the outside but Undertaker sits up. Batista is almost out of the ring before Undertaker runs across the ring and nails a huge splash squashing the Deadman in the corner. Undertaker then runs off the ropes quickly and comes back, he then spins around on Batista and nails his patented DDT and the fans are going wild as Undertaker is getting back into the match! The fans are wanting to see the Deadman walk away victorious once more here tonight! Undertaker then makes the cover.
The Deadman is amazed at not gaining the win right there and he certainly is angered now and he could have had his chances blown! The Deadman then gets back onto his feet and then grabs Batista straight off of the mat. Undertaker then throws Batista into his legs with his head being under his legs! The fans know what is coming, can Undertaker end it right now? Undertaker then looks to lift Batista up for the Last Ride Powerbomb but Batista slides off of the shoulders of the Undertaker, then nails a hard shot to the gut of Undertaker before grabbing the Deadman and throwing him into the ropes hard.
The Deadman comes off the ropes to which Batista catches him and nails the Deadman with a Strong Clothesline putting even more impact behind this one than his other previous clotheslines. Batista then shakes the ropes and starts taunting the Undertaker and the crowd is booing the hell out of the Animal and wanting Undertaker to get back up. Batista then shakes the ropes once more and then heads over to the Undertaker! Undertaker sits up as Batista wasted time!
Batista is totally shocked! He can’t believe that the Undertaker has sat up after that vicious clothesline and Batista looks amazed. He stares at Undertaker and Batista then decides to charge at Undertaker! However he runs right into another Big Boot from the Deadman and now the Deadman is reeling and looking to take the match! Undertaker then looks at Batista down on the mat and Batista gets back up quickly and walks right back into a Chokeslam from the Deadman! The Undertaker then quickly covers Batista and he could very well have the match.
Batista gets his shoulder up keeping this match going and Undertaker is amazed. Undertaker then gets back onto his feet and starts kicking at the Animal, Batista. Undertaker then watches as Batista comes charging at him but Undertaker pulls down the ropes and Batista goes flying to the outside of the ring. Undertaker then heads to the outside and then grabs Batista looking to whip him into the ring hard. Undertaker sends Batista into the apron and Undertaker comes charging, Batista moves though and Undertaker hits the ring hard! Batista then slides the Deadman into the ring.
Batista is going to finish the Phenom off once and for all! Batista then heads over and grabs Undertaker off of the mat. He then picks him up and throws him between his legs. It’s time for the Batista Bomb! Can Batista end the Undertaker’s undefeated record here tonight and Batista lifts the Deadman up. Batista has Undertaker in mid-air before he comes down hard and nails the Batista Bomb! The crowd is wanting Undertaker to kick out, Batista then drops down onto the mat and he could end Undertaker’s record here, what is it going to be?
NO! Undertaker grabs the ropes at the last second and Batista is livid! Batista could have sworn he heard the three count but the referee says it was two! Batista looks like he is going to unleash on the referee. The Animal then turns around and then grabs Undertaker off of the mat once more! He then looks to finish him off with another Batista Bomb but quickly Undertaker kicks the Animal in the gut, then scoops up Batista! Undertaker has Batista and he nails the Tombstone Piledriver! The Phenom could have the match, the referee drops down onto the mat and begins the count and this could be it right now!
Howard Finkel: Here is your winner, The Undertaker!!!
Match Length: 11 Minutes, 3 Seconds
Michael Cole: Tazz, the Undertaker is once more victorious at WrestleMania and how does he do it each and every year?
Tazz: No clue Cole but The Undertaker’s streak remains intact and I’m amazed at what we have seen here tonight at WrestleMania
Michael Cole: Some major things have happened tonight and I’ve been glad to say that I’ve been able to see them all!
Tazz: Well of course but we know Smackdown has had the best matches so far and we’ve still got our main event to come!
*We then cut to a blank screen to see the WWE logo come across*
Narrator: Next year, the WWE heads to somewhere it has never hosted this event before…the WWE has hosted WrestleMania 22 times and next year will be the 23rd production of WrestleMania, an event still going strong! However next year, we all want to welcome you to the place where WrestleMania will take place….
*Clips of ladies laying on the beach, people shopping and past events at the American Airlines Arena is shown before we cut out to hear the narrator
Narrator: Next year, WrestleMania 23… Miami, Florida!!!
*Clips of the American Airlines Arena are shown with the fans at past WWE events in the American Airlines Arena being shown.*
Narrator: We’ll see you there.
*We then cut back down to ringside to the commentating tables*
Jim Ross: Well coming up right now, the last of the two Inter-Promotional Matches will take place as Randy Orton meets The Rock!
Tazz: A major match right there between these two and we can expect some major things to go down as these two hook up
Jim Ross: Orton has claimed he will kill another legend but can he overcome his biggest task to date in the Rock?
Tazz: He’s killed many and even put Mick Foley out of action a few weeks ago and certainly The Rock isn’t the happiest person right now about that!
*Burn in my Light hits and Randy Orton, “the Legend Killer” makes his way out onto the stage. He pops back his arms and does his normal taunt with the fireworks coming down and then let’s out a huge smile before heading down into the ring. Orton then heads down into the ring before sliding in and climbing onto the top turnbuckle. Orton then does his trademark pose before jumping down off the top turnbuckle and awaiting his opponent*
Howard Finkel: The following contest is an Inter-Promotional Match scheduled for one fall! Representing Smackdown from St. Louis, Missouri weighing in at 245 pounds, he is Randy Orton!!!
*If Ya Smell…. What the Rock….Is Cookin’ hits and “The People’s Champ” The Rock makes his return to the ring tonight! The fans are blowing the roof off with their deafening cheers for the Rock as he heads down to the ring. Rocky jumps onto the top turnbuckle on the outside and then does his trademark pose before getting into the ring*
Howard Finkel: And representing Raw from Miami, Florida weighing in at 260 pounds, he is The Rock!!!
Randy Orton vs The Rock
The Rock and Randy Orton have a brief staredown with each other and the fans are soaking it up right now. Orton then takes the opportunity to come at The Rock but The Rock knocks Randy Orton right down with a hard right. Randy drags himself right up off the mat holding his chin and The Rock then grabs Orton and sends him off the ropes, Orton comes back right into another hard right from the People’s Champ. The Rock looks to start this match off right now dominantly and would like a win on the biggest stage of them all.
The Rock then throws Orton into the corner and throws some mounted punches onto Orton. The fans are yelling for The Rock to continue on. Orton then falls down in the corner and The Rock smiles and looks to take part of this opportunity right now that he has. Rocky starts kicking hard in the corner on the Legend Killer, trying to wear him down and possibly even make him lose some energy for the duration of the match. The Rock then picks up Randy Orton out of the corner but at the last second, Orton trips up The Rock and The Rock goes face first into the turnbuckle hard and Orton slides into the middle of the ring.
Orton then takes a little break in the center of the ring, trying to regain some composure after not getting off to the best start of the match. Orton then decides to head on over right back into the corner and then send Rocky into the other corner. The Rock goes flying into the other corner and Orton waits in his corner. He then comes charging at The Rock but The Rock gets a boot up, and then takes down Orton with a hard clothesline. Rocky then heads on over to Orton and decides to make a cover right now.
Orton is able to kickout and The Rock gets right back up onto his feet. The Rock then grabs Orton and then throws him off the ropes. The Legend Killer ducks another hard clothesline from the Rock and comes back with a flying shoulder block sending The Rock down onto the mat. Orton then drops down onto the mat and is going to focus on the neck of The Rock and decides to apply a headlock onto The Rock. Orton is pulling hard on the neck of the People’s Champ working on his neck for if Orton can use his finisher, the RKO.
Orton continues to pull on Rocky’s neck, trying to wear down the legend in hope he could end up winning this match early on. Orton then sees The Rock is trying to get up from it, Orton is screaming no but The Rock is starting to sit up. Orton doesn’t want The Rock to get back into the match right now as Orton had the advantage. However Rocky starts to fight back and throws a punch to the gut of Orton. Orton still holds on though and won’t give up. Orton is doing everything he can and Rocky however nails another shot to the gut and the momentum makes Orton end up breaking the hold and now Rocky is free.
Orton looks angered and then comes at the Rock. However The Rock sidesteps Orton and then tosses Orton over the top rope with ease. The Rock then slides to the outside of the ring and then grabs Orton before bashing his head off the ring. Orton however kicks the Rock and then tosses The Rock right back into the ring and Orton is holding his head. Orton then slides into the ring and then places the Rock in between the middle rope. The fans don’t have a clue what Orton is about to do but Orton throws The Rock’s head beneath his armpit. Orton then comes down hard with a sick DDT that The Rock lands on his neck hard. Orton then hurriedly makes the cover now with a chance to end up taking the match right here.
The Rock is able to get a shoulder up but not able to kickout and Orton is still angered. Orton then grabs The Rock and brings him into the corner. Orton then climbs onto the Rock and starts doing some mounted punches. The fans continue to boo the Legend Killer right now as he is starting to take control of the match. Orton then pulls The Rock out of the corner and Orton makes his way up onto the top turnbuckle. Orton is carefully pulling himself up. He then looks at the Rock ready to jump but Rocky grabs the foot of Orton as he reaches up and trips Orton. Orton falls onto the turnbuckle hard and The Rock is still down with Orton on the turnbuckle.
The Rock however gets back up and then heads over to the turnbuckle. He then climbs onto the middle turnbuckle and then tries to pull Randy Orton off. Orton is holding on for dear life though and won’t let go of the turnbuckle. Rocky is trying his best to get the Legend Killer off and The Rock then kicks the feet of Orton off the turnbuckles and then comes down with Orton nailing a Suplex off the ropes onto the mat below. Rocky then starts to crawl over onto Orton and then throws his arm onto the Legend Killer, could The People’s Champ end up taking an early win?
Orton is able to kick out making sure that the match does continue on. Orton backs himself into the corner trying to take a breather but The Rock is not going to allow for that. Rocky comes charging out at his opponent, Randy Orton. However Orton throws a hard right right into the face of The Rock sending The Rock right back where he came from. Orton then charges at the Rock on the ropes but The Rock catapults Orton over the ropes. However Orton catches his balance and lands on the apron on the outside.
Orton then spins The Rock around and then nails a hard right. Rocky then counters with a right of his own trying to knock Orton right off the apron but Orton ends up holding on preventing any type of fall from the apron. The Rock responds though with another right followed by another and another trying his best to get Orton off the ropes but now Orton is hanging onto the ropes with only one hand now. Orton gets back in before The Rock can end up knocking him off of the ropes however and then Orton looks at Rocky.
The Rock picks up Orton and goes for a Powerslam but Orton slides out of the hands of The Rock, and then dropkicks the knee of The People’s Champ. Orton has gotten The Rock down onto one knee and Orton is looking to take any advantage he can get thrown at him tonight. Orton then grabs the legs of The Rock and looks to use a submission move but The Rock kicks Orton away before anything can be done. Orton then taunts the crowd a little more as boos continue on to pour in for the Legend Killer as he has advantage of the match right now.
Orton then sees The Rock making his way up into the corner once more and Orton takes advantage of this charging into the corner for a splash. However The Rock moves at the last second and Orton ends up hitting the turnbuckle. The Rock then starts throwing some punches hard onto the Legend Killer, Randy Orton. Rocky is going crazy on Orton now and trying his best to take out the Legend Killer and gain a victory. The Rock then grabs Orton and sends him straight off the turnbuckle into the ropes now.
Orton comes right off the ropes and right back into a Spinning shoulder block onto the Legend Killer, Randy Orton. The Rock then pulls Randy Orton right off the mat and Orton is reaching for the ropes. Orton has the ropes but Rocky pulls Orton straight off the ropes and Orton comes right into the arms of the Rock! The Rock then drops the Legend Killer, Randy Orton, hard with a DDT! And the fans are going wild. The Rock looks worn out a little bit but then crawls over onto Orton and throws his arm onto the chest of Orton.
The Rock looks shocked for the first time in the match, he thought he actually had a chance at winning the match right there but Orton was able to kick out. The Rock then heads back up off the mat and pulls Orton off the mat. Rocky then sends Orton into the ropes which The Rock ducks Orton but Orton comes off the ropes and nails a picture perfect dropkick onto the People’s Champ sending him down onto the mat. Orton doesn’t cover though but finds himself heading up onto the top rope and the fans haven’t seen Orton on the top rope for awhile.
Orton is going to attempt to jump off the turnbuckle for the second time in the match tonight as the first time the Rock knocked him off. Orton gets onto the top rope now and he has his balance and then sees The Rock slowly starting to get up. Orton smiles as the fans think they know what Orton is about to do. However Orton sees The Rock back onto his feet now and Orton leaps off the top turnbuckle for a Crossbody! However The Rock turns around in time and ducks which Orton flies through the air to hit the mat hard! The fans are cheering for the Rock to take advantage now and The Rock then covers Orton once more
Another cover by The Rock but Orton ends up kicking out this time after Orton ended up missing a flying Crossbody. The Rock then pulls himself right up off the mat and then grabs Orton off the mat too. Orton however runs off the ropes for some momentum to end up taking down The Rock hopefully but The Rock catches the Legend Killer and nails the Samoan Drop! The Rock is getting back into the match now and he might have the match won! The Rock doesn’t cover though but then looks out at the crowd.
Rocky taunts his opponent, Randy Orton, who is down on the mat right now. The Rock then looks to finish off Orton right now but then Randy Orton grabs the referee trying to pull himself up. The Rock then heads over to the referee and Orton pushes the Rock straight into the referee and now the referee is down in the corner. Orton is on his knees and then nails a lowblow straight onto the People’s Champ showing that the Legend Killer will do anything and everything necessary to beat another legend here at WrestleMania.
Now with the referee down and The Rock down from a lowblow, Orton heads to the outside and looks around for a weapon. Orton then grabs a steel chair and throws it straight into the ring and then pulls The Rock right up off the mat. Rocky is still in pain however and can barely stand but Orton takes the steel chair and goes to bash The Rock with the chair across the head but with the Rock being in pain, he falls down back onto the mat! The chair that Orton swung and missed The Rock with bounces off the ropes and straight into the face of Orton! The fans are going nuts now as both men and the referee are down in the ring.
The crowd is cheering for the Rock to get back into it and the fans have seen a great match so far throughout the duration. The Rock is still down now and then reaches over and makes a cover but the referee isn’t back up yet. Rocky thought the referee was back up but turns out that he wasn’t up at all. The Rock then calls for another referee now and Orton is still down in the ring himself from being knocked across the face with the chair. Rocky then gets right back up onto his feet and then looks around the crowd.
The Rock then responds by throwing his armband into the crowd! The fans know what is coming now with The Rock looking out around the crowd! He then runs off one rope, then comes back and runs off the other rope before stopping, then dropping the People’s Elbow straight onto Randy Orton and The Rock could take it! A new referee comes running down into the ring and The Rock makes a cover onto his opponent. The new referee slides into the ring and then begins the count and the fans count along with the referee.
The fans and The Rock can’t believe it right now. Randy Orton got his shoulder up once more keeping this match going. The fans look like they are going to go nuts right now as The Rock surely had the match won but it was not to be. Rocky then looks out at the crowd and then heads over to Randy Orton. The Rock then wraps his feet around Randy Orton’s. The fans are yelling as they know what is coming, the Rock has locked Randy Orton in the Sharpshooter and now Orton might not be able to escape from the Sharpshooter.
The fans are yelling for the Rock to finish off Randy Orton right now. The Rock then starts pulling even harder on the legs of Orton wanting Orton to give up but Orton won’t. Orton is not going to blow this match right now and he is trying to make his way towards the ropes. Orton is scratching and crawling for the ropes, finding anyway he can to grab the ropes and break the hold, which would mean the match, would stay going. However The Rock pulls Orton right back into the middle of the ring preventing Orton any chance of grabbing the ropes.
Orton is screaming out in pain now, desperate to find anyway to break the hold but The Rock keeps on pulling that much harder on Orton. Rocky is not going to let go of the Sharpshooter and he is going to do everything it takes to make sure Orton gives up. Orton continues heading over to the ropes and he’s scratching the mat, trying his best to make it over there. The Rock tries to pull the Legend Killer back into the middle of the ring but Orton reaches out and grabs the ropes, The Rock has been forced to break the Sharpshooter now and the Rock is pissed! Rocky can’t believe that Orton was able to break his submission move, the Sharpshooter.
The Rock then gets back onto his feet and then starts taunting Randy Orton. Orton is down on the mat holding his back in pain, which came from the Sharpshooter. The Legend Killer pulls himself up off the mat and then doesn’t notice The Rock is waiting for him. The Rock is doing his trademark pose in the ring holding his hands on his knees! Orton then gets back up and comes right into the arms of Rocky! The Rock comes down hard with a Spinebuster! Rocky then heads over and covers the Legend Killer once more, this time Rocky could take the win!
Orton gets his foot on the rope much to the dislight of all the fans in the US Airways Center and The Rock who has been robbed out of the match once more. The Rock has done just about everything he can do to win the match but nothing is going right for him right now, Every move the Rock does, Orton kicks out of and The Rock has only one left! The Rock is waiting for Orton now and then Rocky pulls Orton off the mat tired of waiting for him. The People’s Champ goes for the Rock Bottom but Orton gets out of the Rock’s grip, then takes down The Rock with a Falling Clothesline and Orton makes a cover of his own
Orton sees The Rock kick out before his eyes and Orton looks to go ballistic now. Orton has tried tons of moves on The Rock tonight too but everything seems to fail. Orton then decides to start stalking the Rock setting him up for his finisher. Orton then sees The Rock getting back right up onto his feet and Orton grabs Rocky and sends the People’s Champ off the ropes once more. The Rock comes right back into the arms of Orton, Orton then nails a European Uppercut onto his opponent and Rocky falls down onto the mat.
Orton then decides to take advantage now and then heads over to The Rock and picks the Rock right up off the mat. Orton then grabs Rocky and holds The Rock up in the air in a Vertical Suplex position. The Rock is hanging upside down and Orton is showing his strength right now off to the fans in the crowd, which gets loud boos directed towards Orton. Orton then grabs the neck of the Rock in mid-air and comes down hard nailing a sick neckbreaker! The fans are in awe of what they just saw and Orton makes a cover onto the People’s Champ.
The fans are amazed, as this has been a very competitive match throughout with neither one of these men showing any desire to quit and lose. Both are showing they can give everything they have to this match and there is no doubt in the fan’s minds they can and will do so. Orton looks on in disbelief as The Rock has kicked out once more of another move from the Legend Killer. Orton then decides to start talking The Rock again, this time looking to set up for his finisher, the RKO! Orton then drops down onto the mat and starts moving around, taunting The Rock, and telling him to get up, get up and The Rock is making his way up.
The Rock is slowly starting to sit up off the mat but is holding his neck from the neckbreaker, which he took from Randy Orton not too long ago in this match. The Rock sits himself up and then tries to get back up, Orton continues to move around and taunt the Rock looking for the perfect position to finish off the Legend Killer with. Rocky finds himself getting up and Orton then finds himself getting up too, Orton then leaps into the air looking for the RKO but gets pushed off by the People’s Champ, The Rock before Orton had a chance to nail it!
Orton looks angered now as his first attempt at the RKO failed! The Rock then starts pulling himself up once more and then waits for Orton. Rocky then charges at Orton who is hanging on the ropes and The Rock looks to clothesline Orton out of the ring. However, Orton moves and The Rock ends up running into the ropes. Orton then gets down onto the mat and awaits his opponent; Orton is awaiting his chance to get rid of the Rock for good now! Orton then sees The Rock hanging on the ropes and now Orton continues to await the Rock!
The Rock slowly turns around and Orton runs at the People’s Champ! However The Rock catches Orton and looks to go for his own finisher, the Rock Bottom! Orton kicks The Rock in the gut however before The Rock has a chance to nail the Rock Bottom. Orton then leaps into mid air and ends up nailing the RKO! The fans are booing the hell out of the Legend Killer, Randy Orton right now and Orton smiles cockily as he falls down onto the mat. The Legend Killer, Randy Orton then reaches over for the cover and is another legend going to be killed right here tonight? The referee then drops down onto the mat too and he begins the count with the fans yelling for The Rock to kick out somehow and keep the match going.
Howard Finkel: Here is your winner, Randy Orton!!!
Match Length: 17 Minutes, 7 Seconds
Jim Ross: Randy Orton overcame the odds tonight and he has killed another legend, this time it happened to be The Rock.
Tazz: Orton gained a surprising win to many people tonight and just another name added to the list of legends he’s killed
Jim Ross: Well Tazz, it’s been fun tonight calling matches with you but right now we’ve got another match to call.
Tazz: And J.R, it’s been great too but Smackdown has their main event later on and I guarantee you that our’s will be better than yours.
*We then cut backstage to see Shawn Michaels standing in front of the normal interview area and he has a mic in his hands right now. *
Shawn Michaels: Triple H, we’ve done battle all across this country and all across the world but you crossed the line two weeks ago. You crossed the line whenever you attacked me from behind and I was out because of you! I got knocked out because of you and for that, you’re going to pay tonight. Tonight will be the night the Showstopper overcomes the Game! We’ve wrestled in just about every match there is and tonight, it’s one on one, first pinfall wins. But tonight isn’t about winning or losing, tonight is about making you pay for what you did to me. I’m not going to lay down for you and let you beat me. And you’ll see that whenever we get into the ring tonight.
Shawn Michaels: We’ve been best buds together but it’s not like that anymore because of what you did to me, Hunter. You crossed the line and now it must be ended. You should have never went that far but you did. You ended up going too far and now it’s the time to pay, tonight at WrestleMania is the time to pay. And I’m the Showstopper! I might steal the show too but tonight I’m stealing the show for the beating I give you. So I’ll see you out there Hunter and good luck because you are going to need it tonight.
*We then cut down to ringside to the Raw commentating team*
Jim Ross: A match that has been building up for awhile and tonight they look to settle their differences one on one in the ring.
Joey Styles: A match I’ve been waiting for since it was announced, two of the greatest wrestlers in the WWE today meeting for pride.
Jerry Lawler: With these two huge egos in the same building, I won’t be surprised if this building ends up blowing up.
Jim Ross: Anything is possible when Triple H and Shawn Michaels meet and that has been shown in the past in their matches
Joey Styles: And over the past few months, they’ve traded beatdowns with each other and they still haven’t got enough of each other.
Jerry Lawler: Let’s take a look back at this long building feud between two former friends in a friendship gone bad.
*Video Package for Triple H/Michaels*
*Clips of Michaels and Triple H in D-X are shown along with clips of Triple H returning and beating down Michaels in Michaels’ return. More clips of the matches Michaels and HHH have competed throughout the past few year’s are shown*
01/16/06: During an interview backstage with Shawn Michaels, Triple H shows up and ruins the party so to say as they both argue with each other. Triple H and Michaels look like they are ready to brawl but end up holding off.
01/23/06: Triple H is in the ring talking about how he will win the Royal Rumble for the second time, then main event WrestleMania. His next goal will be to finish off Shawn Michaels but Michaels hits the ring and takes out Triple H with Sweet Chin Music!
Royal Rumble 2006: Shawn Michaels and Triple H brawl throughout the entire Royal Rumble as they are in it with Triple H eventually emptying Michaels out of the ring but Triple H doesn’t come through as the winner.
Many Weeks: Many shots are shown of Triple H and Shawn Michaels on the microphone with each other telling that they will end each other’s careers and etc.
02/20/06: In a tag team lumberjack match, Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin take on Triple H and a mystery partner which turns out to be WWE Champion, Kurt Angle. However a big brawl breaks out towards the end and the match is a no contest
03/06/06: In a tag team match, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels overcome Shane McMahon and Triple H and walk away the victors.
03/13/06: Shawn Michaels defeats Shane McMahon overcoming the odds with Stone Cold Steve Austin being banned from ringside and Triple H and Vince teaming up on Shawn.
Saturday Night’s Main Event: On Saturday Night’s Main Event, Triple H defeats Stone Cold Steve Austin in a match which if Triple H won, Austin had a surprise waiting for him. The surprise would be revealed on the next Raw to be Austin was fired!
03/20/06: Triple H beats down Shawn Michaels backstage and Michaels is a bloody mess the same night Michaels’s friend Austin was fired. Triple H said he has delivered a message early on to Shawn Michaels concerning WrestleMania.
03/27/06: And on the final Raw before WrestleMania in a main event tag team match, Triple H and the WWE Champion, Kurt Angle defeat Rob Van Dam and Shawn Michaels whenever Triple H pins his opponent at WrestleMania, Shawn Michaels!
*Time to Play the Game hits and Triple H comes out onto the stage to boos from the crowd. Triple H comes out carrying his water bottle and he heads down to the ring and of course, chunks it into the crowd. He then climbs onto the apron and does his trademark water spit into the air before sliding into the ring and awaiting his opponent*
Howard Finkel: The following contest is scheduled for one fall, introducing first from Greenwich, Connecticut weighing in at 260 pounds, he is “The Game” Triple H!!!
*Sexy Boy hits and Shawn Michaels, the Heart Break Kid, comes dancing out onto the stage. He drops down onto his knees in his trademark prayer postion setting the pyro off before heading down into the ring. Michaels then slides into the ring looking ready to go after Triple H but the referee has to hold Michaels back*
Howard Finkel: And his opponent from San Antonio, Texas weighing in at 225 pounds, he is the “Heart Break Kid” Shawn Michaels!!!
No Chance hits and Mr. McMahon and Shane McMahon come walking out onto the stage! The fans are booing the McMahon’s loud now and Michaels looks surprised. Michaels asks Triple H what the McMahon’s are doing out here and Triple H says he doesn’t know. However Michaels turns his back onto Triple H and faces the McMahon’s to which Triple H takes advantage
Shawn Michaels vs Triple H
Triple H attacks Shawn Michaels from behind while Shawn was arguing with the McMahon’s. Vince and Shane then head over to the commentator’s tables and take a seat. Triple H looks back and smiles and Vince gives him a thumbs up. Triple H has Michaels down on the ropes and he is choking the hell out of Michaels in the corner. The referee comes on over to Triple H and tells him to break the hold or otherwise he is going to end up being disqualified. Triple H ends up breaking the choke he has on Shawn Michaels but then picks Michaels up off of the ropes and throws him into the corner hard and then starts to go to work on the Heart Break Kid.
Triple H rares back and throws a right hand hard at Michaels right in the jaw, Vince is on the outside yelling do it again, Hunter, do it again! Triple H then rares back and delivers another hard right hand to the jaw of Shawn Michaels and Michaels is holding his jaw now. The fans are booing Triple H right now, wanting Michaels to get back into the match and the fans are also booing the McMahon’s on the outside. Triple H then leans on Michaels and then sends him flying into the turnbuckle. Triple H sees Michaels on the turnbuckle now and then goes charging nailing a hard clothesline onto Michaels in the corner.
Vince McMahon is now clapping on the outside while Shane is continuing to watch the action in the ring. Triple H then throws another hard right punch at the Heart Break Kid, Shawn Michaels sending HBK reeling. Triple H then grabs Michaels and sends him straight into the ropes, Michaels comes flying off the ropes and this time Michaels is the one to get revenge as he comes flying off the ropes with a Lou Thesz Press! Michaels is beating down Triple H now and then Michaels rolls off of the Game and then looks to work on Triple H.
Michaels gets off of Triple H and then rolls off of the Game. Michaels has Triple H on the mat and then he looks out at McMahon. McMahon looks angered now at Shawn Michaels and Michaels ignores McMahon. Michaels then pulls Triple H up off the mat and then throws him straight into the turnbuckle. Michaels then comes charging at Triple H and nails a splash of his own sending Triple H straight out of the corner into the hands of Michaels who slams Triple H down onto the mat and Michaels then heads over and makes a cover onto the Game.
Triple H is able to kickout quickly. Shawn Michaels looks disappointed but decides to head on over to the top rope. Vince McMahon tells his son Shane to head over to Michaels. Michaels is positioning himself on the top rope but Shane McMahon runs over and pushes Shawn off the ropes! The fans are booing now as Vince is laughing right now at Michaels. The referee then kicks Shane out of the arena. The referee then points to Vince and kicks him out too! Vince isn’t going to take it but the referee has kicked him out anyways even though he is the owner!
Shawn is still down on the mat though but sees Vince and Shane making their way up the aisle and the fans are singing “Nah..Nah..Nah..Nah..Nah..Nah..Hey..Hey…Goodbye!” to the McMahon’s as they make their way out of the arena. Michaels is crawling towards the ropes to get back up onto his feet but Triple H pulls Michaels away from the ropes. Triple H grabs Michaels and then picks him up off the mat before sending him into the ropes. Michaels comes off the ropes straight into the arms of Triple H who nails a Back Body Drop onto Michaels.
Triple H then goes over to the leg of Shawn Michaels and then starts to pull on it hard rolling over and continuing to pull on the leg. Triple H looks to work on the leg of Michaels and wear him down so he won’t be able to walk. Triple H is doing some smart thinking tonight and that’s why he earned the name, the Cerebral Assassin. Triple H stops pulling on the leg of Shawn Michaels and then gets right back up off the mat and looks to go to work on Michaels but first makes a cover.
Michaels quickly kickouts before Triple H was able to gain such a quick win over the Heart Break Kid at all. Triple H then gets right back up onto his feet. Triple H then grabs Michaels up off the mat and then sends him across the ropes. Triple H comes running at Michaels but Michaels ducks Triple H, runs off the ropes and Triple H comes back right into a dropkick from the Heart Break Kid. Michaels is getting into the match now as he gets right back up and pushes himself onto Triple H before sending Triple H into the ropes.
The Cerebral Assassin comes off the ropes straight into a clothesline from Shawn Michaels. Michaels then decides to head on over to the top turnbuckle looking to take advantage of what he has got right now but Triple H makes his way over. Triple H grabs Michaels out of the corner and then decides to go for a Suplex. However Michaels slides out of the reach of Triple H, then runs Triple H straight into the turnbuckle before getting a cradle! The referee drops down onto the mat as he then begins the count for the Heart Break Kid!
Michaels quickly gets right back up off the mat and then looks to take advantage now of Triple H being down on the mat. However Triple H gets up quickly and Michaels and Triple H start to go blow for blow now. Michaels throws a right followed by a right from Triple H. Michaels responds back with another right, which Triple H gives a right of his own! However Triple H gets the advantage and then ends up backing Michaels into the corner with his punches and Triple H has Michaels cornered now with nowhere to go.
Triple H then decides to throw Shawn Michaels head off the turnbuckle before sending Michaels to the middle of the ring. Triple H then comes off the ropes, and then jumps into the air before delivering a knee drop to the face of Shawn Michaels on the mat. The fans are letting out WOOO’s all across the arena as it is a move Ric Flair does also. However nothing comes from the WOOO’s but Triple H continues his beatdown on Michaels at WrestleMania. Triple H pulls Michaels right up off the mat and then knocks him right back down with a hooking clothesline.
Michaels is able to get a shoulder up and keep the match going even though he has taken most of the abuse throughout the duration of this matchup. Triple H however doesn’t take too kindly to Michaels getting his shoulder up. Triple H then decides to throw Michaels into the corner and Michaels goes flying, doing his trademark turnbuckle move! Michaels comes off the turnbuckle but doesn’t know Triple H is coming and it’s too late! Triple H takes down Michaels with a sick clothesline and the Cerebral Assassin remains in charge of this match.
Triple H gets back up onto his feet once more and then starts slapping Michaels playing along with him and taunting him. Triple H then grabs Michaels and sends him into the ropes, Michaels ducks a clothesline from the Cerebral Assassin, then comes back with a flying crossbody sending Triple H down back onto the mat! The Heart Break Kid, Shawn Michaels, is starting to get right back into the match now. Michaels grabs Triple H and nails a vertical suplex. The fans are going wild as Michaels is starting to get right back into the match.
Michaels jumps right back up onto his feet and then grabs Triple H. However Triple H shifts the momentum and ends up sending Michaels into the corner. Triple H then comes charging at Michaels but at the last second, Michaels is able to get his boot up to which Triple H runs right into! Triple H ends up walking backwards and then Michaels dropkicks Triple H from behind. Triple H falls down onto the mat hard and Michaels is looking to take every advantage he can in this matchup to gain the win here tonight.
Michaels then gets right back up and then heads over to Triple H and picks Triple H right up off the mat. Michaels lifts Triple H into the air for another Vertical Suplex but Triple H slides off the shoulders of Michaels, Triple H then spins Michaels around and kicks him in the gut hard before delivering a DDT in the middle of the ring. Triple H is slow making it over there but he starts crawling towards the Heart Break Kid, Shawn Michaels, for a cover in the match. Triple H ends up getting there and reaches out for the cover
Triple H looks totally angered now and he’s trying to find some idea that will work and that will keep him alive in this match right now. He’s trying just about everything there is to stay alive in the match and take out Michaels but nothing has worked yet. However he gets right back up onto his feet and then picks Michaels up off the mat too. Triple H then comes running at Michaels and nails a Running Neckbreaker onto the Heart Break Kid! Triple H decides not to cover however but then drops down onto the mat.
Triple H is going to pull one out of the Nature Boy’s book! Figure Four Leglock from Triple H and Triple H is using the Figure Four Leg Lock, a move mastered by the Nature Boy, Ric Flair, the former mentor of Triple H. Triple H is pulling hard on the legs of Michaels and Michaels is not going to give up right now. He’s going to do everything necessary to stay alive in this match and Michaels will not give up no matter what it takes. Triple H continues to pull on the legs of Michaels wanting Michaels to give up but the Heart Break Kid won’t.
Michaels is trying to roll over and reverse the pressure to Triple H but Triple H is able to stay on his back making sure Michaels can’t rollover. The fans are once more yelling WOOO! And Triple H is smiling at that but then looks over at Michaels and tells him to give it up. Michaels tries to reach over and hit Triple H but he can’t reach him, however he does end up reversing the move and now the pressure is on Triple H. Triple H however hurriedly heads over towards the ropes and grabs them forcing Michaels to have to break the hold!
Michaels’s seems amazed he had to break the hold but he doesn’t argue and simple gets right back up onto his feet. He seems to have a little trouble after being in the Figure Four LegLock on him just a few minutes ago. Michaels doesn’t show too much pain though since it would reveal his weakness in the match right now to Triple H. However Triple H comes right back up off the mat and walks into a Inverted Atomic Drop from the Heart Break Kid, Shawn Michaels and now HBK could be finding himself getting right back into the match!
Triple H is able to kickout, which Michaels doesn’t seem surprised as he wasn’t apparently expecting to finish Triple H off right there. However Michaels gets right back up onto his feet and sends Triple H straight into the ropes. Triple H ends up coming back into a Running Forearm from the Heart Break Kid taking down the Game. Michaels decides not to cover but then heads right back over to Triple H and picks him up. He then delivers another Atomic Drop this time to Triple H and takes him down with a hard chop across the chest!
Michaels then finds himself heading over towards the top rope and he looks to attempt to finish off The Game, Triple H right now. Michaels carefully positions himself on the top rope and then makes sure Triple H is still down on the mat. Michaels then looks ready to jump and he does so, Michaels leaps through the air for a Diving Elbow. Michaels is able to nail the picture perfect Diving Elbow straight into the chest of Triple H and Michaels is down on the mat. The Heart Break Kid looks to have worn himself out so far in this matchup.
The referee looks over Triple H and Shawn Michaels and the fans are cheering for Michaels as this has been a wrestling clinic so far. Both men have delivered a classic match so far and all of the fans have seen some great matches to right now including this one. The fans are getting behind Michaels again and wanting HBK to get back onto his feet. Michaels is down on the mat and starts to tap his boot on the mat, he does it once more, before doing it a third time and then Shawn Michaels nips up! Michaels is in the corner looking like he is going to go crazy.
Michaels is taunting and daring Triple H to get up as Michaels starts to tune up the band! The fans are going wild right now with there being a chance Michaels is going to end up gaining the win right here and right now at WrestleMania. Michaels then sees Triple H getting right back up, he continues to tune up the band tapping his foot rampantly in the corner. Michaels is awaiting his chance now and Triple H is up! Triple H turns around and Michaels comes at the Cerebral Assasin for Sweet Chin Music! Triple H ducks though and Michaels misses, Triple H then spins Michaels around and then rakes the eyes of Shawn Michaels.
The referee is warning Triple H not to cheat again but Triple H doesn’t even listen to the referee and keeps on going after Shawn Michaels. Triple H then responds by sending Michaels into the ropes, Michaels comes back and Triple H and Triple H runs and nails a Running Knee to the Face, ala Harley Race back in the day. Triple H seems to be getting back into the match now and then he decides to cover Michaels going for another cover. Triple H demands the referee come over and begin the pinfall
Michaels is able to kickout, which angers Triple H even, more than what he is right now. Triple H then gets back up to his feet and this time vows to get rid of Michaels and end the matchup. Triple H sends Michaels into the ropes once more, however Michaels ducks Triple H this time and then comes running off the ropes! Triple H gets caught up with Michaels and Michaels is able to spin around and nail a Spinning DDT onto Triple H! The fans are pumped as Michaels is back into the match and he quickly covers Triple H for the win?
Triple H is able to get a shoulder up and make sure the match doesn’t end like that. The Heart Break Kid, Shawn Michaels, gets back up onto his feet, needing to take every advantage he can right about now to gain the win. Michaels then decides to head back into the corner and then focus on Triple H as he starts getting up. However Triple H sees Michaels in the corner and then charges at Shawn Michaels and squashes him like a bug in the corner. Triple H then with all of his momentum sends Shawn Michaels flying out of the ring straight over the ropes and Michaels ends up landing hard on the outside on the mats below.
Triple H finds himself heading to the outside of the ring to take advantage of Michaels being sent to the outside. Triple H looks up under the ring and finds a sledgehammer! Perhaps Triple H’s “friend” so to speak. Triple H then looks ready to bash Shawn Michaels’s brains out with the sledgehammer but the referee slides to the outside and prevents Triple H from doing so. The referee pulls the sledgehammer away from the Cerebral Assassin before any damage can be done to either one of these men and the referee puts it up.
Triple H then finds the time to throw Shawn Michaels face first into the turnbuckle on the outside and Michaels looks like he might not make it through the rest of the match. He has taken a big beating throughout the whole match and Triple H will not give up. Triple H then decides to mercifully throw Shawn Michaels back into the ring and then go to work on the Showstopper! Triple H then grabs Michaels up off the mat and throws a hard right to Michaels who can barely stand right about now in the ring.
Triple H is not showing any mercy to the Showstopper here and then he grabs Michaels and sends him flying across the ring into the ropes! Michaels ends up coming back and ends up running right into a sick Spinebuster! Triple H then gets right back up and taunts doing his normal pose showing off his muscles and flexing. Triple H then kicks Michaels before deciding to make a cover onto the Showstopper. The referee then runs over and begins the count, could Triple H end up ending the match right now?
Triple H pulls the arm of Michaels up. Triple H is smiling now and he wants to continue putting Michaels through pain here tonight. Triple H had a chance of winning the match but blew it to continue to bring pain to Michaels. Triple H then pulls Michaels right up off the mat and then throws him between his legs. The fans are booing now as they know what is coming, Triple H is taunting Michaels but before he can nail the Pedigree….Glass Shatters hits! The fans turn and the roof has been blown off!
Stone Cold Steve Austin is here! Stone Cold Steve Austin’s black trademark truck is here and with there being no ramp, Austin is able to drive his truck straight to the ring. Triple H looks surprised that Austin is here and waits to see if it really is Stone Cold Steve Austin! Suddenly the door opens and it is, Stone Cold Steve Austin steps out the door. He’s got a ice chest full of beers in his hand and then throws the ice chest down before sliding into the ring.
Austin gets into the ring and goes blow versus blows with Triple H, Austin is here tonight to help his friend in Shawn Michaels! Austin is backing Triple H up in the corner and he starts throwing mounted punches onto the Game. Triple H falls into the corner and Austin is stomping a mudhole and walking it dry onto Triple H in the corner! The fans are going nuts as Stone Cold Steve Austin, even though he was fired is in the arena tonight! Austin then heads over and checks on Shawn Michaels and helps him up.
Then Austin heads right back over for the Cerebral Assassin. The referee is trying to regain some control but he has none right now. Austin picks Triple H right up off the mat in the corner and then helps him up. Austin then flips the finger to Triple H and then nails the Stone Cold Stunner! The fans are going nuts as Austin helps Shawn Michaels in the corner. Michaels is recovered now and Austin then heads over towards Triple H and picks him up! Triple H can barely stand after the beating he has taken right now from the Texas Rattlesnake! Austin is sent to the outside while Michaels awaits in the corner for Triple H to turn around. Triple H is still making his way up having trouble standing and Austin tells Michaels to do it. Michaels is tuning up the band in the corner and then Michaels charges at Triple H! Shawn Michaels nails the Sweet Chin Music onto the Cerebral Assassin! The fans are going nuts as Michaels has the match won! Michaels crawls over for the cover on the Game, the fans count along!
Howard Finkel: Here is your winner, Shawn Michaels!!!
Match Length: 17 Minutes, 35 Seconds
Jim Ross: Shawn Michaels had major odds thrown at him early on in this match with the McMahon’s but he gains the victory
Joey Styles: Yeah but what about Stone Cold Steve Austin? Austin was fired from Raw and what is he doing here tonight?
Jerry Lawler: I’m not so sure but for whatever reason he came, he was able to help his friend Shawn Michaels gain a win!
*We cut backstage to see Edge walking around with his World-Heavyweight Championship before he bumps right into the WWE Champion, Kurt Angle*
Edge: Well…Well…Well! If it isn’t the Wrestling Machine!
Kurt Angle: Yeah I’m a Wrestling Machine and I could break your damn ankle in a second, something I should have done at Saturday Night’s Main Event but tonight, watch a real champion go out there and retain his title.
*Edge then rubs Kurt’s head*
Edge: Kurt, looks like your head is missing something? I don’t know if it’s a brain or not, wait! It’s your hair! Now who would shave your head, wait I remember? It was me, the Rated-R Superstar, the biggest drawing champion in WWE history
Kurt Angle: You really want me to break your ankle?
Edge: You talk about a champion retaining his title? I’ve beaten Batista and tonight my brother, Captain Crunch or whatever the hell his name is, he’s going to be taken a beating that is going to be Rated-R
Kurt Angle: Save it, Edge. I’ve beaten the best in the WWE and tonight is no different. I’m the WWE Champion, I’ve won a gold medal and I won it with a broken frickin’ neck and tonight I defeat Rob Van Dam!
Edge: Haha, we’ll see!
Kurt Angle: Your damn right we’ll see!
*Edge and Angle go face to face holding their titles up in each other’s faces and we see Edge start heading towards the arena*
Michael Cole: Wow a meeting between the two champions tonight and the question is, will they remain champions after their matches?
Tazz: I’m not so sure, we’re going to have to see what happens and speaking of matches, right now it’s time for the World Heavyweight Championship!
Michael Cole: We’ve waited a year since WrestleMania 21 and now it’s time for Smackdown to end their matches off tonight
Tazz: And this match will be match of the night when it’s said and done because these two brothers will steal the show no doubt!
Video Package for World-Heavyweight Championship
Royal Rumble 2006: Footage is shown of Edge spearing Batista after the Triple Threat Match and using his Money in the Bank contract to become the new World-Heavyweight Champion and Edge defects to Smackdown
No Way Out 2006: Christian defeats The Undertaker to gain Number One Contedership for the World-Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania. Meanwhile Edge defeats Batista to retain his World-Heavyweight Championship
02/24/06: Christian defeats Edge and JBL via DQ whenever Edge gets JBL to throw Christian to the outside of the ring and Christian gets thrown face first into the pole by Edge giving the DQ win of course to Christian
03/03/06: Edge is in the ring bragging about giving Christian a concussion the week before and eventually it breaks out to a huge brawl. However security stops it before anything major can happen between these two brothers.
03/10/06: In both Edge and Christian’s hometown, Christian cuts a promo before the show saying he will take on JBL tonight. During the match Edge brings in a chair to which Edge and Christian play tug of war until Christian lets go and it smacks Edge across the face before Christian is able to gain the win
03/17/06: Edge shows videos of the days whenever Edge and Christian were a tag team, however later on in the evening, there is a main event tag match. Christian and Undertaker defeat Mark Henry and Edge in a Pick Your Partners Match
SNME: At Saturday Night’s Main Event during the Champions vs Contender’s Match, it ends up being a No Contest. However at the end, Christian nails a Unprettier onto Edge onto the steel chair ending the show off.
03/24/06: Edge is in the ring sitting on a ladder reminiscing about the TLC Matches with ladders, tables, and chairs everywhere. Towards the end of the promo, Christian comes into the ring and pushes Edge off the ladder to the outside through a table.
03/31/06: In a Handicap Match with Edge as Special Referee, Edge goes to spear Christian but Christian moves and Edge hits Finlay. Christian is able to gain the win over the Ukliq and gains a major win before WrestleMania.
*Just Close Your Eyes hits and “Captain Charisma” Christian comes strolling out to a big reaction from the fans tonight. Christian then points out to his “peeps” and then continues down the stage before sliding into the ring. Captain Charisma then gets onto the turnbuckle and once more points out to the peeps before preparing for his main event match*
Howard Finkel: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the World-Heavyweight Championship! Introducing first from Toronto, Ontario, Canada weighing in at 227 pounds, he is the challenger, “Captain Charisma” Christian!!!
*Metalingus hits throughout the crowd and the Rated R Superstar, Edge, makes his way down to the ring holding the World-Heavyweight Championship. Edge is taunting Christian with the title before he starts mouthing off to the fans. The Rated R Superstar then slides into the ring and hands the title over before staring down his brother, Christian*
Howard Finkel: And his opponent from Toronto, Ontario, Canada weighing in at 240 pounds, he is the current World-Heavyweight Champion, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge!!!
Edge © vs Christian
And now is the time. The fans have been waiting for one of the main events and tonight, these two brothers face each other with the World-Heavyweight Championship on the line. The fans are cheering for Christian right now while the other fans boo Edge. Edge decides to start the match off as he runs rampantly at Christian and starts beating him down in the corner as some sort of revenge of what Christian has done to Edge over the past few months. Edge continues to beat down Christian in the corner before grabbing Captain Charisma and sending him straight into the opposite turnbuckle. Edge comes charging at Christian but Christian moves and Edge connects with the turnbuckle hard.
The match is just getting underway and Edge could have handicapped himself early on before it has a chance of going any further. Christian backs out, then starts throwing some rights at his brother, Edge, trying to wear down the champion. Christian then pulls Edge out of the corner and then sends him into the ropes. Edge comes running back but runs right into a dropkick from Captain Charisma, Christian who is starting to wear down the champion in the early stages. The peeps continue to show their support for Christian in this match.
Christian gets right back up onto his feet and then goes right back over to his brother and the current World-Heavyweight Champion. Christian pulls Edge up off the mat and then looks for a headlock onto his brother but Edge gets back up with Christian on his back, then runs backwards ramming Christian straight into the turnbuckles hard! Christian is clutching his back in agony and pain while Edge sees Captain Charisma coming out of the corner. Edge then delivers a Back Body Drop onto Christian and makes a cover.
The challenger is able to kickout quickly and keep his WrestleMania dreams alive tonight here in Phoenix, Arizona. Edge doesn’t respond nicely to Christian kicking out though and the Rated R Superstar gets right back up onto his feet. Edge gets right back up off his feet and off the mat before heading back over to his brother and his challenger for his title, Christian. Edge angrily pulls Christian right up off the mat and then tosses him into the corner. Edge rares back and delivers some rights to Christian before grabbing Christian out of the corner.
Edge then pulls Christian and sends him flying into the ropes. Christian comes back and moves before Edge can deliver a dropkick. Captain Charisma then runs off the ropes and comes back before delivering a elbow drop onto the back of the neck of the champion, Edge. Christian then hurriedly gets back up and pulls his brother, Edge off of the mat. Christian then decides to send Edge into the corner’s turnbuckles. Edge hits the turnbuckles hard after being sent across the ring to which Christian comes charging. Edge moves and Christian hits the turnbuckles, the Rated R Superstar then quickly dumps Christian to the outside of the ring.
This gives time for the champion, Edge to take a break right now and try to calm himself down after a quick start to the main event right now. Edge then gets right back up and sees Christian is climbing back onto the apron. Edge doesn’t respond to this nicely and then meets Christian on the apron. The Rated R Superstar looks to suplex Christian over the top rope but Christian hits Edge in the chest hard and gets back into the ring. Captain Charisma then nails a DDT and Christian covers quickly as he has a chance for the gold
A regular DDT is not going to get the gold apparently for Christian as Edge kicks out and keeps this main event going along. Christian gets right back up and then picks Edge up off the mat and then lifts the Rated R Superstar into the air. Christian then brings Edge down on the ropes and Edge is dangling on the ropes. Captain Charisma then runs off the ropes and comes back but quickly Edge nails a right before Christian can do anything. Edge then leaps onto the top rope as Christian is wondering around and Edge nails a Springboard Dropkick! Edge then hurriedly covers the challenger in hopes of a three count.
Christian is able to get his shoulder up and Edge looks like he is about to start pulling out all the stops for this match. Edge then gets back up off his feet off the mat and goes right back over to his opponent, Christian. Christian however responds with some shots to the stomach of Edge trying to get Edge away from him. Edge comes back though at Christian but Christian nails another shot to the stomach of Edge. Edge then comes running at Captain Charisma once more but this time, Christian trips up Edge face first straight into the mat with a Drop Toe Hold.
Christian then heads over onto the top turnbuckle, somewhere he does not normally go but anything must be done tonight to win the World-Heavyweight Championship. Christian climbs up the ropes and then looks down at Edge. However Edge grabs the foot of Christian before Christian can leap off the ropes, then heads over towards Christian on the top turnbuckle. Edge gets kicked in the face however by the challenger in Christian. Christian then gathers Edge in the corner and then spins off the ropes with a Spinning Tornado DDT! Captain Charisma then jumps onto Edge and makes his second cover of the match.
Edge kicks out keeping this match going and he is not going to give up like that as this match will continue on for the gold. Christian gets back up and slaps the mat thinking he could have won the match there and the title but it was not to be. Captain Charisma then heads right back over to Edge and picks him up off the mat. Christian then throws some rights at the champion in the corner making sure Edge is still down. Christian then pulls Edge out of the corner and sends him flying into the ropes, Edge comes back and Christian catches Edge, but Edge kicks Christian in the stomach and then delivers a Vertical Suplex to Christian.
The Rated-R Superstar is going to take every advantage he has tonight and that has been shown in the early going of this matchup. Edge then quickly gets back onto his feet and then heads into the corner and waits for Christian. However Christian gets up and comes at Edge but Edge moves. Christian stops before hitting the turnbuckle and then turns around as Edge comes at him. Christian moves quickly as Edge is coming with full momentum and Edge ends up running straight into the pole supporting the turnbuckles. Edge is in pain now and Captain Charisma, Christian can find the time now to capitalize.
Christian pulls Edge out from the turnbuckles and then throws him underneath his arm, Christian plays to the crowd a little before delivering a Reverse DDT onto his own brother and the current World-Heavyweight Champion, Edge. Christian then plays to the crowd a little more before deciding to head on over to Edge and make a cover. Christian then hooks the leg of his opponent in Edge and the referee then makes the count, can Christian capitalize now on nailing the Reverse DDT after Edge hit the pole?
Edge makes sure this match will keep on going by getting his other shoulder up, the one that he did not run into the pole with. The fans are disappointed that Christian didn’t gain the win this early on but they want the match to continue on. Christian then finds himself heading back over to Edge and he pulls Edge up off the mat. Christian then sends Edge into the turnbuckles in the corner and then comes charging at the World-Heavyweight Champion. Christian nails a big splash into the corner onto Edge and Captain Charisma is under control right now.
Christian then waits for Edge to come out of the corner so he can once more take control and get back into the match. Christian then kicks Edge in the stomach as he comes out of the corner and then lifts the Rated-R Superstar into the air! The fans are wondering what Christian is going to do but Edge slides off the shoulders of Christian making sure he is not taken down. The champion, Edge, then spins around Christian. Edge then picks Christian back up once more and this time connects with another Vertical Suplex
Edge then gets back up off the mat after the Vertical Suplex onto Christian and he is looking to go back to work on his brother now. Edge gets Christian up off the mat but Christian is fighting back, Christian continues to fight back before he ends up getting Edge to run off the ropes. Edge comes back and runs right into Captain Charisma who runs off the ropes too and this time connects with a running shoulder block to the Rated-R Superstar.
Christian is starting to get back into the match and then heads over to the ropes. Christian then climbs up the ropes and then looks down at Edge. Christian is now on the top turnbuckle waiting for Edge to get up. Edge starts to slowly move but isn’t up yet and the fans are awaiting to see what Christian is going to do. Edge then sits up but he hurries over and grabs Christian off the turnbuckles. Christian is sitting on the shoulders of Edge. Edge then drops down with Captain Charisma hard and delivers a Electric Chair Drop! The Rated-R Superstar then makes a cover onto Christian now with a chance of winning?
Christian is able to kickout and keep this match going and the title will not be going home with Edge this early on and that easily. Both men are going to give it all they have for the title and do whatever it takes for the World-Heavyweight Championship. Edge starts heading towards the ropes and he looks to pull himself up while Christian is starting to sit up in the corner, hoping that he can get back into the match now after taking the fall from Edge. Edge is back up now and Christian comes running at him, Edge however moves and sends Christian flying to the outside of the ring and now Edge is left in the ring with the referee.
The Rated-R Superstar thought smart and knew what he was doing whenever he saw Christian come charging at him by the ropes. Edge then climbs onto the top turnbuckle and looks to the outside, the fans are wondering what Edge is going to do. Edge then looks down at Christian and then he leaps off the top turnbuckle for a Crossbody to the outside on Christian! Christian however moves at the last second and Edge connects with the barricade! Edge almost knocked himself out and the fans are going wild now as this match could have taken a sudden turn for the best now.
Christian has got to find a chance to take an opportunity now of what just happened and he grabs the champion, Edge and tosses him into the ring. Christian then slides into the ring now and then jumps on top of Edge for a cover. Can Christian walk away with the gold now that Edge ended up missing the Crossbody to the outside? The referee then jumps down onto the mat and begins the count and the peeps count along with the referee.
Edge grabs the ropes. Edge is able to keep the match going as he grabs the ropes and assures that victory is not Christian’s right now. Christian is starting to look angered now and he thought he had a chance of taking home the gold right there this early on. We’re ten minutes into the match now and Christian heads right back over to his brother, Edge and pulls him off the mat. Edge is still woozy after taken a beating by missing the Crossbody to the outside. Christian however gets Edge up off the mat now and he is looking to take down Edge even more now.
Christian then grabs the Rated-R Superstar and sends him into the ropes, Edge comes back and then runs right into the arms of Christian. Christian catches Edge and lifts him into the air and connects with a Gutbuster Drop! The fans think now that Christian has a chance to get back into the match but he decides not to cover and instead start to work on the champion, Edge and possibly even wear him down even more.
Christian is showing the fans he will do anything necessary to bring the title home tonight and that has been shown throughout the match. Christian pulls Edge right up off the mat once more and then sends him into the ropes again, Edge comes back and this time Christian ends up knocking down the Rated-R Superstar with a running shoulder block. Christian is getting back into the match now and very well could become the next champion soon! Christian then slaps his chest and then points to the fans and then gets back into the match.
Christian has been on a roll so far in the match, no pun intended and he’s looking to gain the win and the title here tonight. He then eyes up the champion as Edge starts to slowly stand up and then Christian awaits to see what Edge is going to do. Christian then sees Edge starting to sit up and now Edge is taking his time getting up. Edge then pulls himself up off the mat and Christian is right behind Edge now. Edge walks right into the arms of Christian who catches Edge and comes down hard with a Falling Inverted DDT! Christian then climbs on top of Edge and makes another cover this time hoping for victory
Edge is able to get his shoulder up and Christian can’t believe it now as this is the fourth time so far that Edge has been able to kick out of a move that Christian did to Edge. Christian looks amazed that his brother is going to stay in the match and not lose his title like this to his brother, Christian right now at WrestleMania. Christian ends up backing Edge into the corner and now Christian looks like he is going to start focusing on ending the match. Christian leans on Edge and then ends up sending him into the opposing turnbuckle.
Christian waits for Edge to make it to the turnbuckle and then comes charging at Edge once more desperate for anything to work out to gain the win. Edge is able to move though and Christian ends up colliding with the turnbuckles. Edge is waiting for Christian to come back and then Christian is woozy and walks right into Edge. Edge catches his brother and then connects with a Half Nelson Sit-Out Facebuster driving Christian’s face into the mat. Edge looks to take control now and he makes a quick cover onto the challenger
Christian grabs the ropes too as Edge did earlier on and keeps this match going with the hopes of it going on a little longer for the peeps. The fans are wanting Christian to get back into the match to prevent any chance of Edge retaining the title. Edge then pulls Christian off of the mat and then picks him up. Christian however slides off the shoulders of the Rated-R Superstar, Edge, and then Christian runs Edge into the ropes. Christian is holding Edge but Edge elbows Christian in the face getting Captain Charisma off of him.
Edge then climbs to the outside and walks along the apron making his way on over to the turnbuckles in the corner. Edge sets himself up in the corner before climbing onto the top turnbuckle and looking at Christian. Edge situates himself on the turnbuckle this time not wanting to mess anything up like the first time he went air born. Edge then sees Christian getting up and the Rated-R Superstar leaps off the turnbuckle! Edge delivers a Missile Dropkick straight onto Christian knocking the challenger down but Edge doesn’t cover.
Edge decides not to cover and he heads over into the corner. The fans know what is coming now as Edge starts bouncing in the corner telling Christian to get up. Christian is slowly making his way up on the mat and Edge continues to wait for Christian. Christian pulls himself up on the limited power he has right now and Edge comes charging! Edge is going for a Spear but Captain Charisma, Christian sidesteps Edge. Edge stops however before he runs into the turnbuckle again and turns around right into Christian! Christian grabs Edge and drives him down into the mat hard with a Sitout Inverted Suplex Slam.
The fans are cheering for Christian to get up and get back into the match now as he could have the lead he has been looking for the entire match. This could be his chance to end up walking away with the World-Heavyweight Championship tonight in Phoenix. Christian pulls himself up and he heads over to his brother, Edge. Christian is looking to capitalize now and he grabs the arms of Edge and then looks for the Unprettier! However Edge pushes Christian off of him and Christian comes rebounding off the ropes! Edge gets a schoolboy onto the challenger in the match and he’s looking for the win now over Christian!
NO! Christian is able to break the cradle from Edge and the match is starting to near towards the fifteen-minute mark where both men are starting to grow tired now. Edge starts pulling on his hair wondering why he didn’t have the match there and if he isn’t careful, he might pull out his hair! The Rated-R Superstar heads back into the middle of the ring and then pulls Christian right back up. Edge then kicks Christian in the gut hard and then spins around delivering the Edgecution but shockingly enough, the champion decides not to cover Christian right now but to continue working on and wearing down Captain Charisma, Christian.
Edge then heads back into the corner now and he’s going to do everything it takes to regain his championship here tonight. Edge is in the corner once more telling Christian to sit up and get up again and Christian isn’t up yet. Edge is waiting, waiting for his chance to gain the win now and he sees Christian sitting up. Edge then comes charging across the ring as Christian has sat up and Edge is running rampantly, Edge nails the Spear! He nailed the Spear and the fans are booing the hell out of the champion right now!
What? NO! Edge sees right before his eyes his brother get his shoulder up and keep this match going and now Edge is on a rampage. He looks ultra pissed that Christian just got his shoulder up from the Spear right there. Edge is going around the ring now pissed that he lost his chance at regaining the title there because his brother kicked out! He then grabs Christian and picks him up but Christian pushes the champion off. Christian looks for the Unprettier once more but Edge kicks Christian in the gut and drops him with an Edge-O-Matic!
Edge is smiling now shaking his head at all of the fans as they thought Christian was going to come back into the match and gain the win. Edge then heads right over to Christian and then grabs the legs of his brother. The fans don’t know what to expect now as Edge grabs the other leg of Christian and wraps it around! Edge has locked in the Edgecator. It’s Edge’s variation of a modified Sharpshooter and the fans are going rampant now! The fans don’t know what to think as the end could be coming near for Christian!
Edge is doing everything he can to make sure Christian won’t walk away with the title and now he has pulled out the Edgecator to prevent Christian from doing so. Edge is pulling hard on the legs of Christian sending pressure to the back and Christian is desperately reaching towards the ropes, his only hope now is to reach the ropes or give up. He’s got to find a way to get to the ropes if he wants to keep his chances at winning the title in store right now, Captain Charisma continues to scrape towards the ropes.
Edge notices this and Christian is almost there which would mean he would have to end up breaking the hold right now. Edge however pulls Christian back into the middle of the ring and now Christian could be screwed right now. Christian has nowhere to go and his chances are fading away just like he is fading away right now. The fans are cheering for Christian to get up and keep the match going and he has to grab the ropes to do so. Christian continues to head towards the ropes and he’s still sitting up trying his best to get there. Christian is continuing to scratch and crawl towards the ropes and the pain is getting to him. Captain Charisma has nowhere to go now and what is he going to do to continue the match now? Christian was sitting up in the hold but he falls down onto the mat and taps out ending the match and Edge retains the title here tonight.
Howard Finkel: Here is your winner and STILL World-Heavyweight Champion, Edge!!!
Match Length: 18 Minutes, 26 Seconds
Michael Cole: A great match between these two showing us all why they are the best wrestlers on Smackdown today.
Tazz: Christian gave it everything he had but the important thing is tonight that Edge has walked away with the title still intact
Michael Cole: And it’s been a great night so far from seeing JBL win the Money in the Bank to new tag champions
Tazz: And the main event we just witnessed too and I’m Tazz and he’s Michael Cole, we’re saying goodbye from WrestleMania!
*We then cut backstage to see Rob Van Dam standing by with Jonathan Coachman*
Jonathan Coachman: Rob, in a few moments you will be taking on Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship and quite frankly, you’re gonna lose.
Rob Van Dam: You know Coach, it’s nice to know your opinion but I’m R…V…D! Nobody gets higher than me and tonight I’m going to prove that to all of the fans whenever I beat Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship.
Jonathan Coachman: At the Royal Rumble you came back and won the Royal Rumble which was a fluke but in the end, you know face Kurt Angle.
Rob Van Dam: Coach, think whatever you want but like I said, tonight a new champion will be crowned named RVD. And I’ve waited ever since my career began, I never got the ECW World Championship but tonight, I’m taking the WWE Championship.
Jonathan Coachman: Also why was ECW so crappy, I me…
Rob Van Dam: ECW wasn’t crappy but that’s for another time. Tonight I main event WrestleMania for the first time ever and it’s my first WrestleMania since WrestleMania 20. But tonight, I’m making the biggest news in WrestleMania history. Tonight a real high flyer becomes the WWE Champion, R…V…D!!!
*Video Package for WWE Championship*
Royal Rumble 2006: Rob Van Dam wins the Royal Rumble and goes onto main event WrestleMania 22 against which ever champion he chooses. Also, Kurt Angle retains the WWE Championship in a Hell in a Cell Match against John Cena.
02/06/06: Kurt Angle, Carlito, and Triple H are all defeated by Rob Van Dam, John Cena, and Shelton Benjamin whenever Cena F-U’s Carlito in the middle of the ring. Despite being in the match, RVD and Angle don’t hook up.
02/13/06: The Official Contract Signing takes place for the WWE Championship with both men trying to get into each other’s heads. However both men sign the contract and the match is set for WrestleMania 22 in Phoenix.
02/27/06: In the main event of Raw, Rob Van Dam takes on Kurt Angle’s then manager, Daivari. Van Dam of course wins the match over Daivari.
03/06/06: Kurt Angle trashes ECW in the middle of the ring at the beginning of the show. It is announced that there will be Pick Your Poison Matches the next two weeks. Also in the main event, Rob Van Dam defeats Kurt Angle and his then manager, Daivari via DQ and Angle almost breaks the ankle of RVD leaving the Ankle Lock locked in till Security pulls him off.
03/13/06: In the first of the two Pick Your Poison Matches, Kurt Angle competes in an ECW Rules Match, a specialty of Rob Van Dam. Angle’s opponent turns out to be Sabu and despite interference from Van Dam, Angle overcomes Sabu.
SNME: At Saturday Night’s Main Event during the Champions vs Contender’s Match, it ends up being a No Contest. However at the end, Van Dam nails a Van Daminator straight into the face of Angle before the show goes off air
03/20/06: Kurt Angle aligns the help of Chris Masters later on for the Pick Your Poison Match in which if Masters wins, he gets a future WWE title shot. However Van Dam defeats Masters in a Submission Match using Angle’s own Ankle Lock!
03/27/06: And on the final Raw before WrestleMania, Kurt Angle vows to break the ankle of Rob Van Dam. During the tag team main event, Angle and Triple H are able to defeat the team of Triple H and Shawn Michaels.
*One of a Kind hits and Rob Van Dam comes out onto the stage for tonight’s main event! RVD heads down into the ring but stops before getting there and doing his thumb taunt. RVD slides into the ring and then gets into the middle of the ring. He once more does the thumb taunt with R-V and then of course doing his trademark spin kick for the D*
Howard Finkel: The following contest is for the WWE Championship! Introducing first the challenger, from Battle Creek, Michigan weighing in at 235 pounds, he is Rob…Van…Dam!!!
*Medal hits and the champion, Kurt Angle comes out! He stops at the stage to loud boos from the crowd before pointing up and setting his pyro off. The “You Suck” Chants begin to break out and Angle ignores them focused on tonight’s match. Angle slides into the ring and does his patented spinning hop before handing the title over to the ref*
Howard Finkel: And his opponent from Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania weighing in at 220 pounds, he is the WWE Champion, Kurt Angle!!!
Kurt Angle © vs Rob Van Dam
The referee checks both Angle and Van Dam to begin the match off and make sure nothing they have is illegal with them. The referee then raises the title and then hands it over before the match starts off with Angle and Van Dam hooking up. Angle gets the advantage though and backs Van Dam into the corner quickly. The champion then starts to rare back and throw rights at the challenger in Van Dam looking for every advantage he can get early on. Angle rares back and delivers another hard right once more before leaning onto Van Dam and irish whipping him across the ropes.
Van Dam ends up coming back into the arms of Angle who applies a quick headlock and is showing why he has some deadly submission moves. Angle pulls on the head of Van Dam and eventually gets him down onto the mat where he can work longer on Van Dam. Van Dam then clubs the head of Angle with his hands trying to get back into the match before he is worn down. Van Dam clubs the head of Angle once more and this time the hold is broken and RVD is back up onto his feet awaiting Angle to get right back up.
RVD meets Angle as he gets up with a kick to the stomach, Van Dam then grabs Angle and irish whips him into the ropes to which Angle comes back, sidesteps Van Dam and then kicks Van Dam in the gut. The champion then sends the challenger, Van Dam, into the opposing turnbuckle and Angle waits in the opposing corner. Angle then comes charging at Van Dam in the corner but Van Dam is quick to get his foot up preventing Angle from coming in. Van Dam then quickly jumps onto the middle rope, then grabs Angle and leaps off the middle rope with a Sunset Flip and he still has the pin on Angle right now!
Angle is quick to kick out and make sure the match doesn’t end this early on and the fans are starting to get behind Van Dam this early on. Van Dam grabs Angle as he quickly gets back up off the mat and then sends Angle into the ropes. Angle comes charging back at Van Dam but Van Dam dropkicks Angle in the stomach hard and Angle is sent down onto the mat. Van Dam then comes charging off the ropes and then comes back before nailing another dropkick, this time a sharp one to the head of Angle.
Van Dam decides not to cover however and then grabs Angle off of the mat. Angle is holding his head now after being nailed with a kick from Van Dam. Van Dam picks up Angle quickly and then slams him down onto the mat with a power slam. Van Dam then looks out at the crowd and then heads over towards Angle and stands backwards. Van Dam then checks to make sure Angle hasn’t moved and then Van Dam leaps into the air and nails a Standing Moonsault! The fans are amazed at Van Dam’s athleticism and RVD still has the pin on Angle
Another kickout from the current champion in Kurt Angle. Van Dam looks to be doing everything he can tonight with the gold on the line and this being his first main event at WrestleMania. Van Dam quickly gets back up not losing a step in the match so far. Van Dam then grabs Angle right up off the mat and then sends him flying into the corner. RVD takes his time and then comes running at Angle in the corner with all he has but Angle sidesteps his challenger. RVD runs into the turnbuckles and Angle scoops up Van Dam and then quickly delivered a German Suplex.
Angle gets back up and starts kicking on the back of Van Dam. The Olympic Gold Medalist is showing the fans what he has tonight to showcase. Angle then looks around at the crowd and they are all booing him and he shakes his head at them. Angle loses his focus on Van Dam through this though and Van Dam capitalizes on this. Van Dam dropkicks Angle into the ropes and Angle springboards off the ropes straight into a Spinning Heel Kick from the challenger and Rob Van Dam has been on fire throughout the match so far.
Van Dam then sends Angle into the corner and Angle goes flying into the corner. Van Dam then takes the time for a small breather but then heads right back over to his opponent right now in the WWE Champion, Kurt Angle. Angle is in the corner right now and Van Dam comes charging at Angle and then delivers a Monkey Flip out of the corner sending Angle flying across the ring and landing right in the middle of the ring. Van Dam has been superb so far throughout the match and showcasing what he has to bring to the table.
Van Dam is heading over onto the top turnbuckle now and he looks set to fly, something that he is skilled at in doing in wrestling. Van Dam is on the top rope looking ready to jump whenever Angle hurries up the ropes and grabs Van Dam. Van Dam doesn’t budge though as Angle tries to pull him off of the ropes. Van Dam will not let go now and Angle is trying everything he can to get Angle off of the turnbuckle. However Angle nails a headbutt to Van Dam, then grabs Van Dam and pulls him off the top turnbuckle with a Top Rope Belly to Belly Suplex! The fans are going nuts and Holy Shit chants break out as Angle makes a cover, his first of the evening.
Van Dam gets his shoulder up even though it took a whole lot to kick out of the move. Angle could have worn down Van Dam now which is a positive in this matchup. Angle then stares down Van Dam on the mat before getting him up. Angle looks for a Vertical Suplex but Van Dam slides off the shoulders of Angle before he can do so. RVD though is still worn out from the Top Rope Belly to Belly Suplex and cannot capitalize when he had the chance. Angle though shows no remorse and grabs Van Dam and this time successfully nails the Vertical Suplex.
Angle knows it’s not enough though and decides not to cover and continue to work on and wear down the body of Van Dam preventing him from flying. Angle starts kicking on the leg of Van Dam focusing apparently of course on the leg for his finisher, the Ankle Lock. Angle however grabs Van Dam right up off the mat and sends him into the ropes. Van Dam ends up coming back, ducking a clothesline from the champion, then jumping into the air and connecting with a Hurricanrana sending Angle halfway across the ring.
Van Dam is starting to get back into it now showing that he does have what it takes to get back into the match. Van Dam then quickly gets right back up off the mat knowing he has got to take advantage of what lays in front of him right now. Van Dam grabs Angle right up off the mat and slams him down back onto the mat before climbing back up onto the top rope. Van Dam then quickly jumps over Angle and then onto the top rope. Van Dam then comes down hard on Angle with a Split Legged Moonsault straight onto the body of Angle! Van Dam then hooks the leg quickly of Angle hoping for a victory right here.
Another two count for the challenger and Van Dam has given this match his all so far bringing out all the stops to this point. Van Dam does look angered now as he had another chance to win it there but was screwed out once more. However he doesn’t complain but gets back onto Angle and continues the work right now. Van Dam meets Angle and then grabs him and throws him into the corner. Van Dam then comes charging at Angle in the corner but Angle moves and catapults Van Dam! However Van Dam catches his balance on the top rope with great athleticism. However Van Dam turns around and looks to leap off the turnbuckle but Angle clubs him in the back.
Angle is going back to work on the challenger now with Van Dam sitting on the top rope. Angle then sits up Van Dam keeping him up. Angle then climbs onto the top rope along with Van Dam but Van Dam punches Angle and sends him off of the top rope down onto the mat below and Angle took quite a fall. Van Dam catches his balance before he is able to fall and then looks back at Angle below, then sees Angle getting up. Van Dam leaps off the rope and into the arms of Angle but Van Dam nails a DDT at the last second onto Angle! The fans are amazed and Van Dam makes a cover onto Angle hoping for another chance at winning.
Another two count breaks the hopes of Van Dam right now of taking the title home this early in the matchup between these two. Van Dam doesn’t give up though showing that he has everything that is needed to gain the win. Van Dam then decides to irish whip Angle into the ropes. Angle comes back however but slides underneath Van Dam. Angle then captures Van Dam and delivers another brilliant German Suplex onto Van Dam sending him flying across the ring and Angle looks to be gaining his control in the match back now.
The Olympic Gold Medalist then gets right back up off the mat after the German Suplex and starts stalking Van Dam. Angle is waiting for Van Dam to get up and as Van Dam does, Angle grabs Van Dam but Van Dam flips right over Angle. Van Dam then grabs the neck of Angle and connects with a spinning neckbreaker onto the challenger. Van Dam then finds himself looking out at the crowd as they give him a loud cheer and Van Dam is getting back into the match.
Van Dam grabs Angle up off the mat once more and then sends him into the ropes again, Angle comes charging but Van Dam leaps over Angle. Angle comes back once more but Van Dam does the splits on the mat and Angle runs right into another Monkey Flip, this time being one in the middle of the ring and Van Dam is dominating right now over the champion. Van Dam has done plenty of moves in the match and showing the fans that he does have what it takes to main event WrestleMania as he has done here tonight.
Van Dam then heads over onto the top rope and he climbs up. Van Dam then looks down at Angle as he is slowly starting to sit up. Angle gets up now and he then sees Van Dam on the ropes. Angle is trying to get over towards Van Dam but it’s too late! Van Dam leaps off the top turnbuckle with a highflying Crossbody and Angle looks up only to get nailed by it! Van Dam quickly hooks the leg of the champion and the fans start cheering for Van Dam, he could be wearing down Angle even more now and walk away with a win!
Angle quickly kicks out keeping the match going and Angle has been depended upon kicking out plenty of times tonight with the title on the line. Van Dam has dominated so far and Van Dam is back onto his feet right now. Van Dam grabs Angle and looks to send him into the ropes once more but Angle grabs Van Dam and kicks him in the stomach. Angle then connects with a Northern Lights Bridge Suplex onto the challenger! Angle has the bridge and the referee begins the count for the champion with the gold on the line.
Angle sees Van Dam kickout, which doesn’t make him too happy right now as Angle had another chance at retaining the gold tonight ruined by Van Dam. Angle looks angry now and he decides to head to the outside. The referee tells Angle no weapons but Angle doesn’t bring in any weapons. Angle has the title with him, which the referee doesn’t see. Angle looks like he is going to hit the challenger in the match, Van Dam with the belt. However Van Dam is up and spins around connecting with the Van Daminator onto the belt into the face of Angle!
The referee didn’t know Angle had the title all along until he sees it, he then hands it over to the announcer at ringside. However when the Van Daminator was nailed, the referee wasn’t looking so there is no disqualification. The fans are getting behind Van Dam once more as he is back into the match now and the title could be his very soon! Van Dam has given this match his all and he has shown that here tonight with all of the moves he has pulled off. Van Dam finds himself still lying on the mat exhausted right now.
Angle is still down though and Van Dam is crawling towards the ropes trying to get back into the match himself. The fans have seen a great match so far throughout the duration of it and still much more time is left in the match. Van Dam finds himself heading towards the ropes. Van Dam pulls himself up on the ropes and then runs off the ropes! Van Dam baseball slide kicks Angle to the outside of the ring and Angle goes flying hard to the outside.
Van Dam then heads to the outside and then throws Angle onto the barricade. Van Dam then climbs up the steps and back onto the apron. Van Dam does his thumb taunt and the R-V-D taunt before leaping off the apron and connecting with his Spinning Kick on the barricade straight onto the neck of Kurt Angle. Angle is well known for his neck problems and that could have just taken a major toll right now on Angle. Van Dam quickly tosses Angle into the ring and makes another cover on his opponent right now.
The champion Angle gets his foot on the ropes as he is unable to kick out right now after taking that beating from Van Dam on the outside. Angle will not ruin his chances at retaining the title tonight however and he will keep on kicking out for whatever it takes. Van Dam then gets back up to his feet and scoops Angle right up off the mat. Van Dam picks Angle up for a Vertical Suplex but Angle slides off the back of Van Dam and delivers a neckbreaker of his own to Van Dam and now Angle looks to be taking charge in the match once more.
Angle however is down on the mat taking a break, trying to get back into the feel of things as he needs to start working on Van Dam if he wants the title still. Angle then gets right back up off the mat and then begins his work on Van Dam. Angle starts kicking away on Van Dam again doing everything he can to handicap not only Van Dam’s leg for the Ankle Lock but to also prevent Van Dam from flying high. Angle then starts to taunt Van Dam and the fans are starting to boo Angle for this now as Angle is starting to wear down Van Dam even more.
Angle then pulls the challenger up off the mat and then backs him into the corner starting to throw some more rights at Van Dam before delivering a hard series of European Uppercuts straight to the chin of Van Dam. Both of these men’s bodies have taken a toll in the match so far with many high stakes moves taking place. This match has showcased what each man brings to the table. Angle decides to grab Van Dam and Angle then connects with another Vertical Suplex and Angle decides not to cover however.
Angle then has an idea and he starts heading towards the turnbuckles. The fans are confused, as the turnbuckles are not normally somewhere Angle finds himself heading. Angle then climbs up the turnbuckles and sets himself before looking back at Van Dam. Angle checks himself and he is backwards now and now the fans know what is coming. Angle then leaps into the air with a high stakes Moonsault and he nails it on Van Dam! Angle successfully nailed the Moonsault and now he covers Van Dam with the gold on the line!
Angle is going to go insane now knowing that he even pulled out an old move of his, the Moonsault for the win but didn’t get it. Angle slaps the mat in frustration having done just about everything he can for the win so far. However Angle doesn’t give up though and he sits up on the mat waiting for his chance for Van Dam to get up. Angle sees Van Dam slowly getting up and Angle goes for the Angle Slam! However Van Dam slides off and connects with a hard kick to the knees. Van Dam then dropkicks Angle in the knees once more sending him down to the mat.
Van Dam is getting back into the match now and he heads over to the top rope, Van Dam leaps onto the top turnbuckle and waits for Angle. Angle starts to sit up and Van Dam sees Angle starting to come towards him! Van Dam then leaps off the turnbuckle with a Flying Kick off the top rope sending Angle down back onto the mat where he came from and now the fans feel that Van Dam is back into the match for real now! The fans are continuing to cheer for Van Dam now as he sits back up after the kick he just delivered.
Van Dam then heads over to Angle and then picks Angle up. However Angle kicks Van Dam in the gut hard and comes from behind on him! Angle grabs Van Dam and delivers a German Suplex and he keeps the arms hooked. Angle then gets back up and delivers the second of the German Suplexes and he then rolls over on the mat. Angle finally gets up and finally delivers the third and final of the German Suplexes this time sending Van Dam flying across the ring and into the middle of the ring and Angle is pumped now!
Angle is feeling it now for certain and he starts stomping in the ring! Angle is pumped and he’s ready for Van Dam to sit up! Van Dam slowly starts moving and he walks right into Angle! Angle catches Van Dam and delivers the Angle Slam with success! Angle is getting into the match now and he pulls down his straps signaling the end is near for Van Dam! Angle goes to lock in the Ankle Lock but quickly Van Dam reverses it and sends Angle flying into the corner! Angle is laying down in the corner now and Van Dam is down too.
Van Dam is slowly crawling towards the ropes, looking to get back up and get back into the match now and take home the gold. Van Dam continues to crawl towards the ropes and he pulls himself up before leaping onto the top rope! Van Dam is on the turnbuckle on the same side as Angle and the fans know what is coming. Van Dam positions himself carefully, then leaps across the ring and Van Dam is going coast to coast! Van Dam connects with the Van Terminator across the ring and the fans are going nuts right now!
The fans are getting behind RVD now as he rolls across the ring in pain after just delivering the Van Terminator to Angle. Van Dam continues to roll around while Angle looks knocked out in the corner and looking to come to his senses. Van Dam is down in the middle of the ring now and Angle is starting to move in the corner trying to recover. Angle then pulls himself out of the corner now but is still down on the mat while Van Dam is heading towards the ropes to pull himself up. Angle and RVD meet in the center and start trading blows.
Both men can barely stand right now as both have taken a beating like no other in this match with so much being on the line tonight. Angle however nails a few hard rights to the head of Van Dam before Angle trips up Van Dam! Ankle Lock! Angle locks in the Ankle Lock on the challenger and now this might be the end for Van Dam! Van Dam is crawling towards the ropes for the chance to break the hold but he can’t reach the ropes. He continues to do so and is also trying to reverse the hold by sending Angle flying across the ring again.
Angle continues to work on the ankle of Van Dam and is trying to break it but Van Dam continues to reach out for the ropes. Van Dam is almost there to the ropes and Angle tries to pull Van Dam back into the middle of the ring but Van Dam has a last bit of strength and reaches out and grabs the ropes forcing the Wrestling Machine to break the hold. Angle has been forced to break the hold but he heads right back over to Van Dam to attempt to apply the Ankle Lock once more but Van Dam gets a cradle onto the champion.
Angle quickly kicks out and that was close for the champion. The fans thought we had a new champion there after seeing what they just saw. Angle almost lost his title just like that to the challenger Rob Van Dam. The fans are waiting for Van Dam to get back up and he’s heading towards the ropes to pull himself up. Van Dam has himself up and Angle meets him in the middle of the ring. Angle goes for a Belly to Belly Suplex but as Angle throws Van Dam, Van Dam lands on his feet in mid-air!
The fans are going wild now as Van Dam has pulled off some amazing moves tonight and that was just another to add to the list. Van Dam then grabs Angle as he turns around and then Van Dam spins around and delivers another Spinning Heel Kick straight onto the face of Van Dam sending the champion; Angle down onto the mat hard. Van Dam is starting to feel it now and he jumps back up onto his feet and the fans are going wild now. This could be Van Dam’s chance to grab the gold if he can capitalize on the chance he has right now.
Van Dam gets back up onto his feet. He then sees Angle is over by the ropes and now he has the chance to deliver another one of his moves. Van Dam starts by Angle and runs off the ropes before coming back and delivering the Rolling Thunder! The fans are going wild as RVD is back into the match and can he gain the title? RVD rolls around a little still feeling some pain from the Rolling Thunder as he always does. The fans continue to support Van Dam now and Van Dam is heading towards the corner.
Van Dam pulls himself up in the corner! The fans know what is coming know and everybody is going nuts as Van Dam positions himself in the corner on the turnbuckle. Van Dam looks around in the crowd and then looks down at Angle. He then jumps straight into the air and goes flying through the air connecting with the Five Star Frog Splash! The US Airways Center is going nuts right now with RVD rolling around in pain. However Van Dam quickly heads over to Angle and throws his hand on Angle and the referee counts
Howard Finkel: Here is your winner and the NEW WWE Champion, Rob…Van…Dam!!!
Match Length: 20 Minutes, 48 Seconds
Jim Ross: A great night it has been and what not a better way to close it out with a new WWE Champion being crowned!
Joey Styles: Rob Van Dam has finally become a major champion and congrats goes out toVan Dam tonight from me.
Jerry Lawler: WrestleMania 22 was great and we’ll see you next year in Miami. But we’ll also see you all tomorrow night. Goodnight!
*Video Package for WrestleMania 22 Is Shown played to I Dare You*
First off, thank god this PPV is up. I've had the matches planned since December of last year and I've changed some around but for the majority of matches, they stayed what they were supposed to. Secondly, thanks for all of the loyal supporters out there with this thread. I know I usually lack on doing reviews and that's one thing I'm working on! Speaking of reviews, many PPV's have been put out over the past few days and perhaps when I get back reviews can be handed out. That brings me to my next point, it's time for vacation! Haha, I'll be gone from either Monday or Tuesday of this upcoming week through Tuesday July 25. I'll be back on the 25th, then heading out on another vacation trip on the 26th through the 30th. So basically the rest of this month I won't be on. School starts back next month and basically back to the normal routine. So basically if you give me a review, a full review that is, you will get a review returned with rep. However if you read my vacation schedule, you most likely won't get a review until August. Now, for all of you page freaks out there, I believe this was an even 100 pages, I'll have to check again but it turned out well. Whenever I start writing again in August, the road to Backlash will begin. Many new things will come from this thread including a new layout for my shows! So stay tuned come August whenever I start booking again!
07-13-2006, 07:22 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Re: WWE Unleash the Fury
United States Championship
Triple Threat Match
Rey Mysterio © vs Booker T vs Chris Benoit
A great match to start off the show. This was an excellent match up. You made all three men look good in this match. This did drag a bit. 12 minutes would have been good but whatever.
Trish Stratus © vs Mickie James
I don’t think this was better than the real one at Mania, but it still was good. James winning had to be done.
Inter-Promotional MITB Ladder Match
Firstly, let me say this MITB was better than any other I have read or watched. It just seemed so exciting and I am very happy JBL came out the winner. However since he is on Smackdown, he better not ruin Edge’s reign
World Tag Team Championships
3MW (c’s) vs Kane and The Big Show
Meh, this match was ok. I was hoping Show and Kane would win, but I didn’t think too highly of this match. A tables match at Mania never seemed right.
Jamie Noble © vs. Kid Kash
*Yawn * Sorry but I have never been a fan of cruserweights. But honestly, this match was actually pretty good, but not great.
*WWE Tag Team Championships
2 out of 3 Falls Match
MNM (c’s) vs Brian Kendrick and Paul London
Now this tag team title match was better than Raw’s. 2 out of 3 falls made it even better. MNM get the first fall, which I kind of expected them to. London and Kendrick get the second fall, which is no surprise at all. Finally Londond and Kendrick win it all! Way to go! Although MNM was who I wanted. Strangely enough, neither tag team match turned out how I wanted it to L
8.5/10 (MOTN so far)
Chris Jericho vs John Cena
Ah yeas! This is one of the matches I have been waiting for. Cena seems like his normal self (superman) in this match, and ends up winning, which I am really pissed off at! But it was a good match overall.
Batista vs The Undertaker
This match could have been longer, but was good for these two. Better than the real Wrestlemania opponent Taker faced. Just wish it could of gone on a little bit longer. If it had, would have been MOTN so far.
Randy Orton vs The Rock
Shit! This match is great! Both men looking good and I like the Rock losing (I will never forgive him for leaving WWE). Weak ending, but was a great match. MOTN so far!
Shawn Michaels vs Triple H
McMahons with Hunter=HBK’s demise! BUT WAIT! MICHAELS WINS! Michaels finds a way to win! Stone Cold helps! MOTN so far.
Edge © vs Christian
This match was great. Edge and Christian always makes a good match. I was sure Christian would win though (glad he didn’t) but since you are one of his peeps/fans, I would expect you to have him win. Guess you thought Edge was the better choice. But what really surprised me was Edge making Christian submit to the Edgeucator. I never expected that. Great match! Great Finish! Great result. Perfect score!
Kurt Angle © vs Rob Van Dam
This match was much better than I expected! I still say Edge/Christian for MOTN, but this is second place. This was truly a great Main Event! RVD winning had to happen, and a great way to end Wrestlemania, leaving the crowd happy with a new champion! Even though it isn’t MON, still gets a 10/10.
Promos: All of the promos were great but the one with Eugene and Steamboat and with Eugene and Rock (both in one) made me feel a bit queezy reading it.
Length: 44000 words is excellent for Mania!
Realsim: I felt everything was in tip top shape here. Nothing unrealistic to me.
Spelling/Grammer: Found a few grammer mistakes.
Entertainment: This show was DA BOMB! This shows sub name was entertaining!
Overall: 150/170= 88/100= B+.
Defidently imo goes up there with Wolfies, Arjun’s, and Kid O Mac’s Mania. Awesome man! Just awesome!
Edit: For some reason, I am harsher on PPV's then I am on regular shows
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07-14-2006, 06:12 AM
How ya doin?
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Leesburg, Virginia
Re: WWE Unleash the Fury
Booker T/Benoit/Mysterio- This was a great choice to start off the show, and it didnt dissapoint. DOnt like Mystrerio retaining. ***1/4
Mickie/Trish: Dont really care for womens matches. NO GRADE.
MITB Match: Great match. Very good. JBL coming out the winner is great, and it looks like he will be WWE Champion sometime in this thread. ****
3MW/Kane & Show- Alright match, but nothing to special. 3MW winning is good. **1/2
Kash/Noble- Good Cruserweight match. It looks like I enjoy Cruserweights more than EBboy. Wish Kash got the win. ***1/2
MNM/Kendrick & London- Great tag match, and better than Raw's tag match by a mile. The 2 out of 3 Falls stipulation helped it a lot. Love Kendrick & London getting the win. MOTN so far. ****
Jericho/Cena- Good match. Man, I hate it when Cena plays Superman and wins. You should give him a "Superman" gimmick, and call him "Super Cena." Everything was good except the ending. ***
Batista/Taker- Good match. THANK YOU for not pulling a KoM on us, by having Taker job at Mania. I'll give you an extra star for that. ***
Rock/Orton- LOVE THIS MATCH. Love Rock jobbing to Orton. I hate Rock for eaving, after his family has been wrestling for so many years. ****1/4
Michaels/HHH- Dont like HHH jobbing again at a Wrestlemania, but at least this time it was to someone credible. ****1/4
Christian/Edge- Ok. I LOVED THIS MATCH ASWELL. Anytime Christian and Edge are in the same ring together, you get good rusults. This was no differant. I didnt expect Edge to win, much less make Christian submit. *****.
RVD/Angle- I hoped Angle would win, but I was wrong. Great match. The ending was great to send the fans home and the fans at home to sleep, knowing that RVD is finally on top of the mountain. *****.
Overall- I Would Give you an A. This was a great WRestlemania. I wish WWE could make it this good. I wish you could make this into a DVD. It would own. Have fun on your vacation. You earned it!!
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