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Hello chap. Here you are...

FINAL Card for WWE Backlash:

World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Mr. Kennedy vs. ‘The Animal’ Batista w/Ric Flair II
Almost no need for predics to be honest. That's the one thing that always sucks about the post Mania PPV. Originality is better *cough* WWE Draft - Battle of the Brands *cough*. But I am sure you'll do your part to make it an entertaining bout. I would love to see you pull out the shocker and let Batista win, because I truly feel Batista>Kennedy. And you don't see many Batista >'s. Or, Flair cahses in Money in the Bank. Erection for that one.

“I Quit” Match; Unfinished Business:
‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin vs. ‘The Wrestling Machine’ Kurt Angle
Erm, honestly don't care either way. The pass out at Mania was such the right desicion, but here, I think either is. Austin either wins, or loses again. Either way works well, and should be awesome.

For The First Time Ever:
‘The Great One’ The Rock vs. ‘The Boss’ John Cena
Shame a match of this magnitude is getting such lackluster treatment tbh Mac. A second rate PPV, and a recapped situation to take it a step further. Hope this continues so we can see some good shit. Anyway, Cena lost at Mania and Rock won. So, Cena wins, but not clean.

The Rated R Challenge; Six Man Tag Team Match:
‘The Legend Killer’ Randy Orton, Chris Masters and Joey Mercury vs.
'The Rated R Superstar’ Edge w/Lita, Ken Doane and Johnny Nitro w/Melina
I am honestly ready for both sides of the Rated RKO Army situation to end. Not the fued between Orton and Edgew, but the factions. Not that your presentation hasn't been devine, I just really don't like any of the undercarders involved, at all. Hoping Orton wins, just to add a unique element and some intrigue. Edge will win eventually, but it doesn't have to be now. Makes for awesome Summerslam material IMO.

Cruiserweight Championship Match; Title vs. Reinstatement:
Rey Mysterio vs. Christopher Daniels w/Allison Danger
Rey retains, and Chavo is back. Only it won't be long before Rey stuck hi neck out for nothing, and Chavo turns on him.

The Showstopper vs. The Whole Dam Show:
‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels vs. Rob Van Dam w/Bill Alfonso
Match should be getting better card status imo. Although its great your delivering this one in full. Shows you know what a good match it can be, and obviously, wanted to write it. Picking HBK, as well, he needs to win coming off the Mania loss, and a loss hurts HB way worse than RVD atm.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match:
The Hooligans vs. Shelton Benjamin & Gregory Helms
Pretty sure they're the champs right? They beat the Hardyz. Anyway, they look to be ready for a loss, but they win, extending this awesome tag fued, featuring great talent.

Intercontinental & Women’s Championship; Intergender Tag Team Match:
©Carlito & Victoria vs. JBL & ©Mickie James w/Beth Phoenix
Very, very hard to call. I would say its time for Mickie to lose, but after holding the belt so long, you'd never have her lose it in a tag match. It will be a well built one on one bout. This also makes for an easy way for JBL to sneak out with the belt while keeping Carlito looking strong, i.e. Phoenix helps cause Mickie to beat Victoria, and Carlito loses the belt without being pinned. JBL + IC Strap = Gold.

United States Championship; Triple Threat Match:
Bobby Lashley vs. William Regal vs. Mark Henry w/Teddy Long
To early for him to lose. This ends the feud with Regal, and prolongues the feud with Henry, in one match.

World Tag Team Championship Match:
America’s Most Wanted w/Gail Kim vs. Big Show & Umaga w/Heyman & AAE
I love the team, love the concept behind their chemistry making them a full time team. New champs.

Looks fun Mac, can't wait.
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:13 AM   #1112 (permalink)
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World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Mr. Kennedy vs. ‘The Animal’ Batista w/Ric Flair II

Well we all know how this one will go. Only way Batista would get the win would be a DQ. Easy call here as there is no way you will end Kennedy's reign this early on and this is how every Backlash pretty much is but hey, you might surprise us but I doubt it.

“I Quit” Match; Unfinished Business:
‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin vs. ‘The Wrestling Machine’ Kurt Angle

Kinda tough one here as I think it could go both ways especially under the match type. I hate to think Austin will win because I can't see him being an asset or staying in this thread any longer after Backlash so I must say that the win goes to Angle. It just seems "right" to me.

For The First Time Ever:
‘The Great One’ The Rock vs. ‘The Boss’ John Cena

I think this one will be a fairly good match but won't give out everything as I can see a rematch forgoing to Judgment Day. Cena probably will cheat like NatureBoy said and if not in that case, The Rock will take it. Either way, I don't see a clean fall coming.

The Rated R Challenge; Six Man Tag Team Match:
‘The Legend Killer’ Randy Orton, Chris Masters and Joey Mercury vs.
‘The Rated R Superstar’ Edge w/Lita, Ken Doane and Johnny Nitro w/Melina
{If Edge’s team wins, Edge gets a WWE Title shot. If Orton’s team wins, Orton chooses his own challenger for the title.}

I've got to think it's going to be Edge's team that wins this and blows it off before the summer begins. Edge vs. Orton could very well take place at Judgment Day. And hell who knows, if Orton wins he very well may even pick Edge to challenge him for some weird reason.

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Cruiserweight Championship Match; Title vs. Reinstatement:
Rey Mysterio vs. Christopher Daniels w/Allison Danger
{If Mysterio wins, Chavo Guerrero is reinstated to the WWE}

Mysterio's got to take this one me thinks. Unless Chavo wouldn't even be involved in this then. It just doesn't make that much sense to put his job on the line again and not have him come back. Well maybe it does, haha. If Daniels wins I wouldn't be surprised but I think Chavo coming back is most definently going to happen.

The Showstopper vs. The Whole Dam Show:
‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels vs. Rob Van Dam w/Bill Alfonso

HUGE match here and like NB said hate to see that it's so "low" down the card and not getting as much attention as the others. Gonna be a great read in full and I'm thinking that RVD takes it and that is going out on a limb because I don't know much about these two's history with each other.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match:
The Hooligans vs. Shelton Benjamin & Gregory Helms

I had a hard decision on this one because I know it's going to be great but for some reason I foresee a Ladder Match taking place soon between these teams. It just seems like that's what's going to take place. Now I know eventually Helms and Benjamin are going to take the titles but right now, eh not for me.

Intercontinental & Women’s Championship; Intergender Tag Team Match:
©Carlito & Victoria vs. JBL & ©Mickie James w/Beth Phoenix

Wow, weird pairings here. I'm guessing Beth is managing Mickie. Eventually I could see an implosion there between those two divas. But um, I can't see Mickie losing the title especially seeing how you LOVE Mickie haha.

United States Championship; Triple Threat Match:
Bobby Lashley vs. William Regal vs. Mark Henry w/Teddy Long

He just took the title so I can't really see him losing it this early on. Not really that much sure about this match either tbh.

World Tag Team Championship Match:
America’s Most Wanted w/Gail Kim vs. Big Show & Umaga w/Heyman & AAE

I wanted to think AMW were going to take it but Big Show and Umaga seem to unstoppable for me tbh. I think they're going to have a decent reign with the titles once they get them and have an "unstoppable" thing going on for a while where they are too big to be beaten.

Overall, Backlash is looking huge and had this been in full wow it would have been great. I'm normally a fan of these PPV's because they bring "more" to the table persay. You normally get a bunch of huge matches instead of like on Single Brand PPV's. But anyways, it's been a while since I've been in this thread reviewing but I'll be here for Backlash. Later Mac.
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I know I haven't commented on this for a while, but I've still been reading the shows, and they are still very impressive

World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Mr. Kennedy vs. ‘The Animal’ Batista w/Ric Flair II - If Kennedy loses the title here.... well, that ain't going to happen unless you waste the biggest overpush in history... Kennedy wins... lock of the card

“I Quit” Match; Unfinished Business:
‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin vs. ‘The Wrestling Machine’ Kurt Angle - Tough call here... if Austin's leaving then he should lose, but Austin isn't the kind of guy who would allow Angle to get the last word... Austin is the pick... but no confidence in it

For The First Time Ever:
‘The Great One’ The Rock vs. ‘The Boss’ John Cena - This match won't end cleanly and shouldn't really take place... huge feud like this and it's been ...hed, and is being lost in the shuffle on the card really (the problem with joint brand ppvs). No contest is the best result for this


The Rated R Challenge; Six Man Tag Team Match:
‘The Legend Killer’ Randy Orton, Chris Masters and Joey Mercury vs.
‘The Rated R Superstar’ Edge w/Lita, Ken Doane and Johnny Nitro w/Melina
{If Edge’s team wins, Edge gets a WWE Title shot. If Orton’s team wins, Orton chooses his own challenger for the title.} - I can see Edge winning (and think he will) but the stipulation is crying out for Orton to win, just for the uniqueness of it. Edge gets the title at Summerslam though

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Cruiserweight Championship Match; Title vs. Reinstatement:
Rey Mysterio vs. Christopher Daniels w/Allison Danger
{If Mysterio wins, Chavo Guerrero is reinstated to the WWE} - Rey's winning the match here... don't think he's dropping the title so soon

The Showstopper vs. The Whole Dam Show:
‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels vs. Rob Van Dam w/Bill Alfonso - It's going to be a great match, but I just think that RVD is going to pull this one out of the bag, probably by hook or crook to carry the feud on

WWE Tag Team Championship Match:
The Hooligans vs. Shelton Benjamin & Gregory Helms - One tag champs change hands, so the Hooligans keep them here

Intercontinental & Women’s Championship; Intergender Tag Team Match:
©Carlito & Victoria vs. JBL & ©Mickie James w/Beth Phoenix - Mickie James has held the belt for over a year, so losing it in a tag team match totally ruins the point of the long reign... ergo she and JBL have to win the match

United States Championship; Triple Threat Match:
Bobby Lashley vs. William Regal vs. Mark Henry w/Teddy Long - Lashley isn't going to lose the title so soon

World Tag Team Championship Match:
America’s Most Wanted w/Gail Kim vs. Big Show & Umaga w/Heyman & AAE - There is no way that AMW can win this match without interference from someone else - I see the monsters taking the titles here though
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World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Mr. Kennedy vs. ‘The Animal’ Batista w/Ric Flair II
Kennedy won the Royal Rumble. He went to WrestleMania and became new World Heavyweight Champion by beating the man who had dominated his competition throughout his championship reign, a man who had the 16-time world champion Ric Flair by his side - Batista. For Kennedy to lose now would kill all the momentum he has built up over the last several months. Kennedy retains the championship.

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“I Quit” Match; Unfinished Business:
‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin vs. ‘The Wrestling Machine’ Kurt Angle
Normally I would go with Kurt Angle, simply for the fact that I think that putting Angle over Austin would make most predictions in this thread for this match false. However, the fact that Angle went over at WrestleMania makes it a reality that for Austin to lose again at Backlash, to the same man two PPV's in a row would be an awful way to end his career. I say Austin picks up the big final win, and retires from in-ring competition as one of the greatest who ever step foot in the squared circle.

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For The First Time Ever:
‘The Great One’ The Rock vs. ‘The Boss’ John Cena
I picked The Rock only because I think he'll win by either DQ or count-out. As others have mentioned, this is nowhere near being the final match between these two and I agree with others who say that this match deserves better treatment than it has received. I don't see Cena cheating to win just yet. Also, you keep mentioning how "Vince sees Cena as THE star of the WWE", which is why I see Rock picking up a few wins before Cena gets the final win in this rivalry. This could go all the way until SummerSlam.

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The Rated R Challenge; Six Man Tag Team Match:
‘The Legend Killer’ Randy Orton, Chris Masters and Joey Mercury vs.
‘The Rated R Superstar’ Edge w/Lita, Ken Doane and Johnny Nitro w/Melina
{If Edge’s team wins, Edge gets a WWE Title shot. If Orton’s team wins, Orton chooses his own challenger for the title.}
Like Kennedy, for Edge to lose this match would kill his momentum. I still think Edge should've won the WWE Title back at WrestleMania, simply because it is WrestleMania and the face should go over in the Main Event. Anyway, the bottom line is that Edge will get another shot at the title. I just can't see Orton choosing his own challenger. Maybe either Chris Masters or Joey Mercury will turn sides during or after this match.

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Cruiserweight Championship Match; Title vs. Reinstatement:
Rey Mysterio vs. Christopher Daniels w/Allison Danger
{If Mysterio wins, Chavo Guerrero is reinstated to the WWE}
Not much to say for this one. I think Chavo should and will be back in the storylines, and so I see Mysterio walking out Cruiserweight Champion.

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The Showstopper vs. The Whole Dam Show:
‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels vs. Rob Van Dam w/Bill Alfonso
RVD steals the win and the feud continues.

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WWE Tag Team Championship Match:
The Hooligans vs. Shelton Benjamin & Gregory Helms
I like the Benjamin/Helms combination, and that's why I'm backing them to walk out WWE Tag Team Champions.

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Intercontinental & Women’s Championship; Intergender Tag Team Match:
©Carlito & Victoria vs. JBL & ©Mickie James w/Beth Phoenix
Carlito retained at WrestleMania, but he won't at Backlash. Why? Because he can lose the title at regain it from JBL and still look good, plus the feud will be more entertaining rather than Carlito retaining again. Plus you've pretty much established yourself as Mickie's b*tch, so I think you'll keep the title around her waist for a long time.

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United States Championship; Triple Threat Match:
Bobby Lashley vs. William Regal vs. Mark Henry w/Teddy Long
Lashley retains in this Triple Threat against two heels, but I do see Henry taking the title in the future. I think we could see Kane get involved and attack Mark Henry.

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World Tag Team Championship Match:
America’s Most Wanted w/Gail Kim vs. Big Show & Umaga w/Heyman & AAE
The most destructive team in the WWE walk out new World Tag Team Champions and hold the titles for a long time. End of.
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My Predictions for WWE Backlash:

World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Mr. Kennedy vs. ‘The Animal’ Batista
w/Ric Flair II

“I Quit” Match; Unfinished Business:
‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin vs. ‘The Wrestling Machine’ Kurt Angle

For The First Time Ever:
‘The Great One’ The Rock vs. ‘The Boss’ John Cena

The Rated R Challenge; Six Man Tag Team Match:
‘The Legend Killer’ Randy Orton, Chris Masters and Joey Mercury vs.
‘The Rated R Superstar’ Edge
w/Lita, Ken Doane and Johnny Nitro w/Melina
{If Edge’s team wins, Edge gets a WWE Title shot. If Orton’s team wins, Orton chooses his own challenger for the title.}

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Cruiserweight Championship Match; Title vs. Reinstatement:
Rey Mysterio vs. Christopher Daniels
w/Allison Danger
{If Mysterio wins, Chavo Guerrero is reinstated to the WWE}

The Showstopper vs. The Whole Dam Show:
‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels vs. Rob Van Dam
w/Bill Alfonso

WWE Tag Team Championship Match:
The Hooligans vs. Shelton Benjamin & Gregory Helms

Intercontinental & Women’s Championship; Intergender Tag Team Match:
Carlito© & Victoria vs. JBL & ©Mickie James w/Beth Phoenix

United States Championship; Triple Threat Match:
Bobby Lashley vs. William Regal vs. Mark Henry
w/Teddy Long

World Tag Team Championship Match:
America’s Most Wanted
w/Gail Kim vs. Big Show & Umaga w/Heyman & AAE

Overall, this really looks like a stellar card Mac. I can't wait for this to be posted.
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Fuck, writing a recapped PPV is hard - probably harder than a full one, imo. Mostly full PPVs from here on out. I've rethought the PPV scheduling as well, but that'll be addressed later on. Enjoy.

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WWE BACKLASH
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Date: April 29th, 2007
Location: Phillips Arena; Atlanta, Georgia
Event Music: Daughtry; There and Back Again

Opening video package plays touching on all the major matches, but it mainly focuses on this being the night of Stone Cold Steve Austin’s final match.


After the pyro explodes, our commentators, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Joey Styles and Tazz, welcome us to the broadcast, hyping up our four main event matches.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match:
The Hooligans vs. Shelton Benjamin & Gregory Helms

Before the match even kicks off, King Booker, Elijah Burke, Monty Brown and Queen Sharmell make their way down to the ring. Unlike previously, however, Booker and company look incredibly serious, with Booker and Sharmell not even bothering to wear crowns. The quartet take up shop near the announce position as the tag teams in the ring watch intently. The Hooligans and The Carolina Connection soon turn away from the onlookers and towards one another.

Benjamin and Kendrick step out onto the apron, leaving Helms and London as the legal men. The two cruiserweights engage in a tie-up and it’s soon taking down to the mat as Helms shows off his adeptness with ground wrestling. After schooling, London on the ground for a bit, Helms brings him back up to his feet and shoots him into the ropes, only to have London come back and take him down with a hurricanrana. That sets the tone for the next few minutes, with both London and Kendrick using their advantage in speed and athleticism over the more grounded Helms.

Helms finally gets himself away from the quick-tagging Hooligans and tags in Benjamin, who comes in to a nice pop. Instead of relying on his fantastic athleticism, Shelton smartly goes to the power game, knocking Kendrick down with a couple of strong shoulder blocks. Spanky attempts to fight back, using a some strong forearm shots, but Benji quickly stops that with a lightning quick power slam.

Benjamin and Helms dominate the next few minutes, running through their tandem offense with an incredible amount of fluidity, while also keeping Kendrick as far away from his corner as possible. Eventually, however, Kendrick takes the legal man, Benjamin, down with an enzugiri! Spanky then rolls towards his corner and makes the tag to London, while Benjamin makes the tag to Helms!

London takes Helms down with a clothesline, and once Helms comes back up, London takes him down with another. Shelton attacks London from behind, but Kendrick gets his second wind as well and the brawl between Benji and Spanky is on. Ultimately, Shelton and Kendrick are cleared from the ring, leaving only Helms and London, the legal men, on the inside.

With the referee’s attention on the in-ring action, Benjamin and Kendrick brawl on the outside. Shelton ducks an attempted clothesline from Spanky, and counters with a roundhouse kick, taking Kendrick down! Benji turns around … POOOOOOUNCE~!~!! Monty Brown takes Benjamin down with The Pounce as Booker and company clap at ringside. The noise causes Helms to turn around, diverting his attention from London. Helms jaws with Book … but that soon costs him as London rolls him up in a school boy … for the three count!

Winners: London & Kendrick at 15:15 to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles.
London and Kendrick are soon handed their title belts and Spanky rejoins London in the ring, raising their titles above their heads. Benjamin heads to the outside of the ring as he checks on Helms. Booker and company immediately head back up the entrance ramp, nodding while watching their handiwork.


The crowd cheers as Rey Mysterio talks to his good friend, Chavo Guerrero. Chavo wishes Rey good luck in his match tonight, and Mysterio guarantees that Chavo will be back in the WWE by the end of the night. Guerrero says that he knows that … before we cut away.

Stone Cold Moment - King of the Ring 1996 - Austin wins the tourney, then delivers the infamous 3:16 promo.

Maria stands by with John Bradshaw Layfield. Before Maria can even speak, JBL snatches the mic and kicks her out of the interview area. Bradshaw then cuts one of his forceful promos, once more trashing Carlito, Victoria, Beth Phoenix, and even his own tag team partner, Mickie James, before he lets out a toothy grin, walking off.


Mixed Tag Team Match:
Intercontinental and Women’s Championship:
Carlito & Victoria vs. John Bradshaw Layfield & Mickie James w/Beth Phoenix

Mickie and Victoria start the match up out, and much like at WrestleMania, the two divas have an incredible amount of chemistry with one another, engaging in quite an enjoyable opening few minutes. Soon, Mickie manages to knock Victoria to the ground, and then tags in her partner, JBL. Bradshaw enters the ring and immediately attempts to go after Vickie, grabbing a hold of the diva. Luckily, Vickie slides out of his hold and rolls towards the corner, tagging in Carlito!

Bradshaw slowly backs up but is soon drilled by a couple of strong Carly left hands. Caribbean Cool takes over for a few minutes, until JBL retakes control of the match up with a quick thumb to the eye. It’s then Layfield’s turn to control the match, and he takes full advantage, taking the match to the outside. JBL takes Carlito to ‘school’, slamming him into anything he can find - the steel steps, the fan barricade, the announce tables, all with little to no retaliation from a hurt Carlito.

Layfield brings it back into the ring, and with a couple of swinging neck-breakers, vertical suplexes and a fall away slam, JBL gets a couple of near falls on the Intercontinental Champion. Eventually though, Carlito makes himself a comeback, taking JBL down with an enzuguiri first, and then following up with a scoop slam, topped off with his springboard senton/moonsault combo for a two count. JBL scurries away and tags in Mickie as Carlito tags in Victoria.

Mickie and Vickie enter the ring and we head to the final stretch. Victoria avoids a Mickie clothesline, and lights the lovely Women’s Champion up with forearms before shooting her off the ropes, and planting her with a back body drop. Victoria then picks up a couple of near falls with a couple of roll-ups, and our champion is on her heels. Victoria decides to finish Mickie off with the Widow’s Peak, but Mickie spins out of her grasp before she can get her up, and plants her with the MICKIE DDT. Mickie covers her! 1... {Carlito attempts to enter the ring, but Beth Phoenix grabs a hold of his leg} 2... NO! Vickie puts her foot on the bottom rope.

With Mickie in complete shock that she couldn’t manage to put Victoria away, Carlito hops down off of the apron and angrily glares at Beth. Phoenix doesn’t back down an inch as Carly moves closer … but JBL grabs Caribbean Cool by the tights and hair and charges forward, slamming him HEAD-FIRST into the steel ring post!! JBL smirks as he calmly walks back to his position, climbing onto the ring apron.

Mickie lifts Victoria back up to her feet and gives her the GOODNIGHT KISS before going for her spinning back kick … but Victoria ducks it! Vickie then avoids another Mickie clothesline and kicks her in the gut. She then lifts Mickie up, looking for the Widow’s Peak … but JBL makes the blind tag to Mickie! Victoria drops Mickie with the WIDOW’S PEAK as Bradshaw steps into the ring, and sprints towards the opposite ring ropes. Victoria get back up to her feet and JBL damn near decapitates her with the CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL!!! Our commentators go crazy and the crowd lets out a tremendous amount of heat as JBL drags Victoria towards the middle of the ring and covers her … for the three count!!

Winners: JBL & Mickie at 10:07. JBL becomes the NEW Intercontinental Champion; Mickie retains the Women’s Championship.
JBL celebrates like he’s won the WWE Title at a WrestleMania while the crowd continues to shower the self-proclaimed Wrestling God with an ungodly amount of heat. Mickie rolls out of the ring and snatches her Women’s Title and gets the hell out of dodge with Beth in tow. Carlito gets back up to his feet and quickly slides into the ring, as Bradshaw slides out. JBL grabs his IC Title from ringside and hops up and down in celebration. Carly checks on Victoria while JBL holds up his Intercontinental Championship with his toothy grin.


Backstage, Edge, Lita, and Ken Doane wait for their tag team partner, Johnny Nitro, to show up. Doane pulls out his cell phone and calls but he gets his voice mail, causing The Rated R Superstar to storm out of the locker room in anger, with Doane and Lita looking on.

Stone Cold Moment - WrestleMania 13 - Stone Cold Steve Austin and Bret Hart battle in a Submission match and in the end, it’s The Hitman who picks up the victory, locking in the Sharpshooter on a bloody Austin, causing him to pass out. Hart may have won the match up but it’s the guts and refusal of SCSA to submit that elevated him to megastar status.


Title vs. Reinstatement Match:
Cruiserweight Championship:
Rey Mysterio vs. Christopher Daniels w/Allison Danger

Before the match begins, the camera gives us a ringside shot of the Cruiserweight Championship, as well as Chavo Guerrero’s potential WWE contract (with pen). The match up starts off quick, with Mysterio and The Fallen Angel exchanging a litany of moves in the center of the ring, before finally coming to a standoff, receiving a nice ovation from the crowd.

Throughout the middle portion of the match up, both Mysterio and Daniels take a number of insane chances, ranging from a top rope moonsault from Rey onto Daniels on the outside, to Daniels hitting a cross body from the top rope into the crowd! All the while, the camera gives us a couple shots of Chavo Guerrero watching this match up with great anxiety in the backstage area.

At the twelve minute mark, Daniels and Mysterio turn up the pace even further, trading strong right hands in the middle of the ring. Rey eventually gains the advantage and goes to shoot Daniels off, but The Fallen Angel counters and sends Rey in. Once he comes back, Mysterio hits a wheelbarrow bulldog for a near fall. Daniels staggers back up to his feet and hits Mysterio with a thumb to the eye. Daniels then looks for The Angel’s Wings, but Mysterio backdrops him and lands on him - shades of WM - but Daniels kicks out.

Both stars get back up and Daniels hits Mysterio with a kick to the stomach before shooting him off. Once he comes back, Rey ducks a clothesline and springboards off of the middle rope, taking Daniels down with a cross body … for another two count. Mysterio lifts him up and hits him with a couple of strong forearms, and looks for another Irish whip, but Daniels counters and takes Mysterio down with an STO. He goes for the cover, but he only gets a two count.

F...trated, Daniels lifts Mysterio up and puts him on his shoulders, looking for a Death Valley Driver, but Mysterio counters into an arm drag, taking Daniels down. The Fallen Angel staggers up and lands on the middle rope. Mysterio hits the ropes and rocks Daniels with the 619! Once The Fallen Angel staggers up, Mysterio leaps off the top rope and goes for the West Coast Pop - but Daniels ducks it, causing Rey to land on his feet.

Daniels hits a mule kick variation and takes him down with a snap mare. Daniels then hits a scintillating boot to the spine of Mysterio, before picking him up and planting him with a the Last Rites! Daniels covers, but once more, only gets a two count. Daniels looks around in shock, before turning to Allison Danger, and calls for the Cruiserweight Title belt. Danger does as she’s told and slides it into the ring. Daniels picks it up, but the referee immediately attempts to take it from him.

The referee and Daniels struggle over the title belt … while Chavo Guerrero sprints down towards the ring! With Rey staggering up to his feet, Daniels shoves the ref and the title down on the canvas with authority! With the ref down in a heap, Chavo slides in, and kicks … Mysterio in the gut, before dropping him with a DDT! The crowd gives Guerrero some tremendous heat, as he shakes his head and rolls out of the ring. Daniels lets out a smirk, and lifts him up, before planting him with The Angel’s Wings! Daniels then covers him as the ref turns over and makes the three count!

Winner: Daniels at 18:27 to become the NEW Cruiserweight Champion.
The crowd continues to pour down heat as Daniels grabs his Cruiserweight Title off of the ground and holds it up in the air. Chavo enters the ring and stares down at Mysterio, with a look of disappointment … possibly with himself, while Daniels watches on with a smirk. Chavo looks up at The Fallen Angel and he holds up his hands with a smile, before turning to Danger and telling her to bring him the contract and pen. Allison does so, and Daniels flips to the last page, signing the contract - Chavo is back in the WWE. Daniels drops down the contract down in the middle of the ring, and rolls out of it, holding up his title once more.


Stone Cold Moment - RAW 1997 - Austin stuns Vince for the first time.

Backstage, Todd Grisham stands by with Rob Van Dam and Bill Alfonso. Van Dam gives a solid, pre-match promo stating his intentions to ‘smoke’ Shawn Michaels, before he does his thumb taunt, walking off with Fonzie.

Backstage, the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Championship, ‘The Animal’ Batista and his manager, Mr. Money in the Bank Ric Flair, show up to the arena, both dressed smartly. Big Dave looks incredibly serious and focused as Styles and Tazz speak of his bloody assault of The Miz this past Friday night, going nuts in his quest for the title strapped around Mr. Kennedy’s waist.


***SEXY BOY*** ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels steps out onto the stage, receiving a thunderous mixed reaction from this sold out crowd. Michaels, dressed in his red, white and black pants, with his gaudy entrance attire on top, continues on down to the ring, looking as arrogant as ever.

Lillian Garcia:
Introducing first … from San Antonio, Texas … weighing in tonight at 225 pounds … he is the Showstopper, The Headliner, The Main Event, THE ICON … ladies and gentlemen, THE HEARTBREAK KIIIIDDD … SHAAAAWWNNN MMIIICHAELLSSSS!!!

Michaels steps into the ring, and does his twirl, getting another mixed reaction from the crowd, before he does his trademark pose in the middle of the ring, flexing his muscles with a smirk.

Jim Ross:
I’ve been dying to see this match up ever since it was announced. This has the opportunity to be one of the great all-time matches in our sports’ history. Shawn Michaels refuses to be outperformed on the big stage. But he’s taking on a man who feels the exact same way, in Rob Van Dam.

Jerry Lawler:
It’s a bona-fide dream match in my estimation, J.R. Both are about the same size and weight, wrestle the same high-paced style. The only appreciable difference between the two former champions is that Rob Van Dam has a youth advantage over The Heartbreak Kid. But Shawn Michaels hasn’t show any signs of slowing down … or getting any more humble.

{Over-hype, imo }


***ONE OF A KIND*** Rob Van Dam steps out onto the stage to a tremendous ovation, dressed in his usual one-piece attire, with his whistle-blowing manager Bill Alfonso by his side. RVD does his thumb taunt before continuing down the entrance ramp, slapping the hands of the fans while HBK watches from the ring.

Lillian Garcia:
And his opponent … from Battle Creek, Michigan … weighing in at 230 pounds … MR. MONDAY NIGHT … ROOBB … VAANN … DAAMMM!!!

RVD rolls into the ring and spins around, holding his arms up as the crowd cheers him on. Van Dam and HBK come face to face, with Fonzie blowing his whistle like a madman. Michaels has on his trademark smirk, slowly taking off his extra garb, while RVD looks incredibly focused.


Jim Ross:
Here we go. Two former WWE Champions. Can Rob Van Dam prove that he belongs to be spoken of in the same breath as the legendary Shawn Michaels? He’s got that to prove tonight against HBK.

Jerry Lawler:
It’s not gonna be easy. Shawn Michaels doesn’t lay down for anybody. And with both of these superstars coming up with near misses almost a month ago at WrestleMania 23, you know they’re looking to impress here on Pay-Per-View.


***Bell Rings***


The Showstopper vs. The Whole Dam Show:
‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels vs. Rob Van Dam w/Bill Alfonso

Shawn Michaels and Rob Van Dam back up into their respective corners, getting a bit more amped up, before they both walk out of their corners once more. The crowd breaks out into a “H - B - K” chant, which is soon overrun and, eventually, trumped by an “R - V - D” chant. Van Dam looks around the arena and nods a bit as Michaels smirks. Michaels mouths something to his opponent, which gets a smile from Van Dam before Mr. Monday Night goes into his thumb taunt. “ROB - VAN - DAM”, the crowd chants along … before Michaels SLAPS Van Dam right across the face!!

The crowd lets out an “OH!” as Michaels smirks and Fonzie blows his whistle, with Van Dam rubbing his face with a scowl. Van Dam throws a right hand, but Michaels ducks the contact and rocks Mr. Monday Night with a stiff jab, sending him back a bit.

The Heartbreak Kid then locks on a side headlock, but Van Dam won’t have it, backing Shawn Michaels up and shooting him into the ropes. The Showstopper comes back and Van Dam slides onto his stomach, allowing Michaels to leap frog over the top of him, hitting the ropes once more. Rob Van Dam pops up to his feet and when Michaels comes back, Mr. Pay Per View leaps over the top of him. HBK hits the ropes once more and this time, Van Dam drops down with a split, letting Michaels run over the top of him. The Showstopper hits the ropes a fourth time and The Whole Fucking Show leans backwards, taking Michaels up and over with a Monkey Flip!!

The crowd cheers for the long setup as Michaels and Van Dam both get back up to their feet, HBK holding his back. RVD goes for a quick spinning back kick that barely misses the face of The Heartbreak Kid, who flops down to the canvas and rolls out of the ring, f...trated. Michaels flails his arms as Van Dam raises his in the ring, getting a nice ovation. The Icon walks around the ringside area a bit, quite f...trated. The ref tells Michaels to get back into the ring and HBK waives him off, taking his sweet time, before taking the scenic route, climbing up the steel steps, and then climbing back into the ring.

Van Dam bounces up and down, staying loose as Michaels squares back up with him. The two move close to one another and then engage in a collar and elbow tie up. Van Dam quickly goes behind, keeping his grip around Michaels’ waist. HBK immediately attempts to get free, grabbing at the hands of Van Dam, attempting to break the hold, but to no success. The Showstopper then attempts the throw a couple of back elbows, looking to hit Van Dam in the side of the head, but also to no avail, as Van Dam bobs back and forth. The Heartbreak Kid then backs up, before he rolls forward, finally breaking the tight clasp of RVD. Both stars get back up and Van Dam catches him with a sidekick right to the face!!! Michaels hits the canvas and rolls out of the ring, holding his jaw.

Rob Van Dam actually genuflects in the middle of the ring, spreading his arms out like an eagle, receiving an incredible ovation from this crowd, as Fonzie riles up the fans at ringside. Michaels, angry about being shown up, slides back into the ring and charges at Van Dam! Mr. Monday Night reacts quickly though and sidesteps the oncoming Showstopper before tossing him over the top rope and to the outside below!! The Heartbreak Kid slowly gets back up to his feet, still steamed, though less animated as he holds his back. Michaels turns around and Van Dam LEAPS over the top rope, TAKING HBK OUT WITH A PLANCHA!!!

The crowd cheers as The Showstopper and The Whole Fucking Show lie out on the floor. Soon enough, Rob Van Dam is the first person to make it back up to a vertical base. Van Dam then rolls back into the ring, before rolling back out, breaking the referee’s ten count. Van Dam grabs Michaels and lifts him up, before slamming the skull of The Heartbreak Kid into the apron, causing Michaels to stumble around ringside. Van Dam follows him, grabs him, and lifts him up before putting him on the crowd barricade with his upper body hanging off the side.

Rob Van Dam then rolls into the ring, before stepping out onto the apron. RVD does his thumb to shoulders chant as the crowd chants in unison, “ROB - VAN - DAM”. RVD then leaps off and CONNECTS with a TWISTING LEG DROP onto the back and neck of Shawn Michaels!! The crowd applauds as Van Dam staggers back up to his feet, shaking his right leg loose after doing a bit of damage to it due to the nature of the move. Van Dam then grabs The Showstopper and lifts him back up before tossing him under the bottom rope, back into the squared circle. RVD follows him in and quickly covers him, hooking the far leg for leverage.


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Michaels kicks out and Van Dam grabs his head, lifting him back up to his feet … only to be poked in the eye by The Showstopper!! The crowd begins to boo as Michaels lets out a knowing smile. HBK then grabs a hold of the hand of Van Dam before going to shoot him into the ropes, but RVD counters the Irish whip, sending The Icon in. Van Dam gets his head down - but too early, as Michaels grabs him and snaps off a swinging neck breaker!! HBK gets back up to his feet and moves his hair out of his face, before he grabs a hold of Van Dam and quickly brings him back up to his feet.

Michaels grabs Van Dam by the hand and shoots him into the corner. HBK then gets up steam before charging into the corner, but Van Dam gets his feet up and into the face of the self-proclaimed Main Event. RVD then comes out of the corner and throws a clothesline, but Michaels ducks it, goes behind, and grabs a waistlock - looking for a German suplex! But Van Dam counters, flipping all the way over and landing on his feet! RVD then grabs a hold of Michaels’ waist, looking for a German of his own, but Michaels counters exactly like Van Dam did moments before, landing behind Mr. Monday Night!! Michaels then turns him, grabs Van Dam by the back of his head and plants him with another neck breaker in the center of the ring!! HBK flips over and covers him.


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Van Dam kicks out and Michaels lifts the ECW alumnus back up to his feet. The Showstopper then goes to shoot Van Dam into the corner but RVD counters, sending Michaels in hard with an Irish whip! HBK’s momentum causes him to flip before hitting the turnbuckle, ‘rolling’ up the turnbuckle, before coming back down to the canvas on both feet, holding his lower back. Michaels spins around and Van Dam scoops him up, before planting him with a body slam next to the ropes. The crowd then cheers as RVD bounces off of the ropes, rolls on the ground, pops up, leaps up, flips and connects with the ROLLING THUNDER!!!

Van Dam gets back up to his feet and grabs an arm and leg of The Heartbreak Kid, bringing him back to the middle of the ring, before going for the cover, hooking the far leg.


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Michaels gets a shoulder up. Van Dam shakes his head, a bit disappointed but keeps his focus, grabbing Michaels and lifting him back up to his feet. RVD then grabs Michaels and charges, tossing The Showstopper over the top rope … but Michaels holds on!! The crowd lets out a mixed reaction as HBK SKINS THE CAT, bringing himself right back into the ring. Mr. Monday Night turns around and sees Michaels, who lets out a smile, and Van Dam charges in, but HBK ducks down and back body drops RVD over the top rope, to the outside!!

The crowd continues to give Michaels a varied response as The Showstopper struts around the ring a little bit, with Fonzie checking on Van Dam on the outside. RVD starts to shake the cobwebs loose, struggling to get back up to his feet, using the skirt of the ring apron for a bit of help. Michaels sees that and LETS Van Dam get all the way back up, before he shoots off of the ropes and DRILLS Mr. Monday Night with a BASEBALL SLIDE, sending him dropping back down to the floor!!

Michaels then walks over to the turnbuckle and steps out onto the apron as Van Dam climbs onto his hands and knees. The Showstopper then climbs to the top turnbuckle and turns around, with his back facing the recovering Van Dam. The Whole Fucking Show gets back up to his feet and MICHAELS LEAPS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE - TAKING RVD OUT WITH A MOONSAULT FROM THE TOP TURNBUCKLE TO THE OUTSIDE!!!!

The crowd cheers wildly as Michaels rolls off of Van Dam and the two superstars lay out from the impact of the move. The referee begins his ten count as neither man moves an inch and Fonzie blows his whistle right in Van Dam’s face, attempting to revive the downed ECW alumnus. The ref gets up to a count of six and finally, it’s The Heartbreak Kid who reaches his feet first, using the ring apron to pull himself back up. HBK rolls into the ring, before gingerly rolling back out to the floor. HBK waves Fonzie off and grabs a hold of Van Dam, bringing him back up to his feet, before slamming his face against the announce table, sending him right back down to the floor!

Michaels grabs a hold of Rob Van Dam and brings him back up once more, this time, tossing him under the bottom rope, back into the ring. The Showstopper follows him in and waits on RVD to get back up to his feet. Once Van Dam does, Michaels scoops him up and plants him with a body slam in the center of the ring. The Icon then steps out onto the apron and climbs to the top turnbuckle once more!! HBK takes a look around the arena, getting another mixed reaction and lets out a smirk, before leaping off - GOING FOR THE FLYING ELBOW DROP - BUT VAN DAM ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AND MICHAELS CRASHES AND BURNS!!

The Heartbreak Kid rolls on the canvas in pain as Rob Van Dam gets back up to his feet, scowl on his face now, determined. Michaels gets back up to his feet holding his elbow but he’s soon taken down by a Spinning Back Kick to the face!! HBK staggers back up and Van Dam goes for another Spinning Back Kick, but Michaels ducks! He lets out a smirk, thinking he got one over but Van Dam comes right back, sweeping The Showstopper down to the canvas!!

The Heartbreak Kid gets back up gingerly and Van Dam grabs his hand, before he shoots him into the corner. Van Dam follows him in and hits him with a shoulder th...t to the gut … then another … and another! RVD then backflips, before leaping onto Michaels going for a Monkey Flip out of the corner - BUT MICHAELS LANDS ON HIS FEET!! The crowd pops as HBK smirks but Van Dam leaps up onto the middle turnbuckle! Michaels turns around and Van Dam leaps off, spinning and taking Michaels down with a CROSS BODY - WITH THE COVER, hooking the far leg!!


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Michaels kicks out!! The Heartbreak Kid then quickly scampers up to his feet and backs up, quite flustered with Van Dam’s sudden outburst of offense. RVD stays on the attack, following Michaels in, and hits The Showstopper with a boot to the gut, before following that up with a right forearm! Van Dam then backs Michaels all the way up into the corner, grabs his hand and goes to shoot him into the opposite corner, but Michaels counters, sending RVD in. Michaels follows him, but Van Dam uses the turnbuckle and his own momentum to send him up and over the oncoming Michaels before backflipping to the middle of the ring!

Michaels turns around and throws a right hand, which Van Dam ducks! Michaels spins around and Van Dam kicks him in the gut, before he follows that up by planting The Showstopper with a thunderous DDT right in the middle of the ring!! The audience cheers as Van Dam covers Michaels, hooking the far leg for extra leverage!


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Michaels gets a shoulder up and Van Dam looks around the arena, f...trated. “R - V - D” chants start up as Mr. Monday Night gets back up to his feet, dragging The Heartbreak Kid back to a vertical base as well. RVD then lifts him into his arms, drags him towards the corner and slams with a front power slam! Van Dam pops back up, leaps over him and jumps over Michaels and onto the turnbuckle, LOOKING FOR THE SPLIT-LEGGED MOONSAULT - BUT MICHAELS GETS HIS KNEES UP, putting them into the chest of RVD!!

Rob Van Dam gets up, holding his midsection in pain, as Michaels gets up to his feet, looking to capitalize. HBK charges and takes Van Dam down with a clothesline! RVD gets up again and Michaels takes him down once more with another clothesline! Van Dam gets up once more, this time, more gingerly and Michaels lifts him up, before dropping him onto his set knee, hitting an inverted atomic drop!! The Showstopper then bounces off of the ropes, and takes Van Dam down with a FLYING FOREARM!! The crowd begins to buzz, and do nothing but get louder when MICHAELS KIPS BACK UP TO HIS FEET!!

Van Dam slowly gets up and Michaels scoops him up, planting him with a body slam. The Heartbreak Kid quickly goes out onto the apron and climbs the turnbuckle, all the way to the top. Michaels wastes no time with showboating this time and instead leaps right off - GOING FOR THE FLYING ELBOW DROP … AND HITS IT!!!! Another mixed reaction fills the Phillips Arena as Michaels gets right back up, showing off his intensity … before he delivers a DX crotch chop to the fans, garnering a few more boos this time.

The Showstopper walks over to the corner and begins to stomp his foot over and over. *BOOM* … *BOOM* … *BOOM* … *BOOM* … *BOOM* … *BOOM* … *BOOM* … and finally, Rob Van Dam begins to get back up to this feet. Van Dam finally staggers around and Michaels moves forward - GOING TO HIT SWEET CHIN MUSIC - BUT VAN DAM DUCKS IT - AND GOES BEHIND!! With a grip around the waist of Shawn Michaels, Van Dam pops his hips and lifts Michaels over, PLANTING HIM WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX WITH A BRIDGE!!!!


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MICHAELS KICKS OUT!!! The crowd sighs simultaneously as they all thought that Van Dam had the win locked up with that suplex. RVD gets back up to his feet in shock, looking around the arena as most of the fans are now on their feet. Van Dam reaches down and grabs a hold of Michaels, bringing him back up to his feet. HBK quickly hits a thumb to the eye of Van Dam, gaining himself a bit of a respite as the crowd boos him.

The Showstopper then drills Van Dam with a right hand - and then another, backing RVD up into the corner. Michaels then grabs Van Dam and lifts him up, setting Mr. Monday Night on the top turnbuckle. HBK then drills Van Dam with another right hand, before climbing onto the middle ropes. HBK then hits a couple more rights before wrapping his arm around his neck, tossing Van Dam’s free arm over his neck. Michaels goes for a SUPERPLEX - but Van Dam fights, hitting Michaels with a couple of shots to the gut, breaking the tight grip of The Heartbreak Kid!
RVD then pushes Michaels’ head down and leaps over the top of him, holding on - AND PLANTS MICHAELS WITH A SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!!! VAN DAM STACKS HIM UP, HOLDING ON FOR THE COVER!!!!


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MICHAELS KICKS OUT AGAIN!! The crowd applauds as Van Dam looks around in despair, once again missing out on a huge victory. Ross and Lawler put over the fact that Van Dam has gotten SEVERAL near falls on Michaels compared to HBK’s one on RVD. Van Dam gets back up to his feet and angrily brings The Showstopper up with him, before he drills The Heartbreak Kid with a couple of hard right hands.

Van Dam then grabs a hand of The Heartbreak Kid and tosses Michaels into the ropes. The Showstopper comes back and RVD takes HBK down with a spinning back kick in the middle of the ring! Van Dam looks around the arena as Fonzie blows his whistle at ringside, pointing to the turnbuckle. The crowd responds enthusiastically as Van Dam walks to the corner and leaps to the top turnbuckle, before he gets set and turns around. Mr. Monday Night looks around the crowd before he leaps off the turnbuckle -- LOOKING FOR THE FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH -- AND HITS IT!!!!

The Phillips Arena explodes as both Michaels and Van Dam convulse in the ring from the impact of the move. HBK rolls over in pain as RVD, clutching his stomach, crawls over to Michaels, turns him over and manages to lay on top of HBK for the cover.


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MICHAELS BARELY PUTS HIS FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!!! The crowd erupts into a mixed reaction and Van Dam glares fiercely at the referee, holding up three fingers. The referee tells him it was only two and Van Dam slams his hands on the canvas, incredibly f...trated. Fonzie chews the referee’s ear off at ringside, hollering that it was a three count. Van Dam gets back up and lifts Michaels back up to his feet. RVD then tucks Michaels’ head under his left arm, tosses Michaels’ free arm over his head and lifts HBK up, planting him with a vertical suplex in the middle of the ring.

Van Dam then walks over to the corner and leaps to the top once more, turning around with a fury. RVD then leaps off the top - LOOKING FOR A SECOND FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH -- BUT MICHAELS ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY -- AND VAN DAM EATS CANVAS!!!!
Van Dam squirms in agony as Michaels crawls towards the corner and uses the ropes to pull himself back up. HBK rests his head against the turnbuckle in the corner as Van Dam staggers back up to his feet. RVD makes it all the way back up and …

MICHAELS DROPS HIM WITH SWEET CHIN MUSIC!!!!

Another mixed reaction fills the arena as both Van Dam and Michaels collapse down to the canvas. Neither man moves an inch and the ref looks down at both of them before beginning his double knockout count, with Bill Alfonso looking on from ringside.

ONE … TWO … THREE … FOUR … FIVE … SIX … SEVEN … {Van Dam rolls over onto his hands and knees} … EIGHT … NINE … {Van Dam is all the way up}

HBK KIPS BACK UP TO HIS FEET AGAIN!!!

Rob Van Dam turns around - SECOND SWEET CHIN MUSIC!!!!! Van Dam drops down to the canvas from an additional Superkick from Michaels and HBK falls down on top of him, hooking the far leg of Van Dam!!


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Winner: Shawn Michaels at 17:00.
Michaels rolls out of the ring and stands on the outside, receiving quite a bit of applause for his (and RVD’s) performance. The ref attempts to raise HBK’s hand but Michaels snatches it away and heads back up the ramp with a smirk. Once HBK gets to the top of the ramp, Michaels bows to the crowd … only to give them a crotch chop, receiving quite a bit of heat.


Stone Cold Moment - Royal Rumble 1998 - The Rattlesnake wins his second Royal Rumble in a row, last eliminating The Rock, and books himself in the main event for WrestleMania 14.

Backstage, Ken Doane and Lita seem to be getting quite a bit antsy at the happenings of the night but soon the door opens. The two get up, thinking it’s Edge when … Melina walks in. Doane wants to know where the hell Nitro is and Melina responds that Johnny won’t be showing up to wrestle here tonight, because he’s got other things to attend to … but he does wish Edge and Doane good luck. Melina smirks arrogantly before she turns around … right into Edge. Fuming, Edge gets as close to Melina’s trembling face as possible … before telling her to get the hell out. Melina scurries out of the locker room and we cut away from a pissed Edge and Doane.


Triple Threat Match:
United States Championship:
Bobby Lashley vs. William Regal vs. Mark Henry w/Teddy Long

The match up starts with Regal on the outside of the ring, clearly strategizing, setting himself up for later on. Lashley and Henry look at each other from across the ring, but it’s only a matter of time before they lock up with a fury. The two powerful stars lock up three times in a row, and each time Henry tosses the smaller Lashley to the ground with authority.

With Henry standing over a downed Lashley, Regal slides in an attacks, wailing away on the back of Henry. The Englishman’s onslaught doesn’t last long, however, as Henry turns around and shoves him to the ground. Lashley pops back up to his feet and swings away on The Silverback, and soon enough, Regal gets back up, and the double team begins. Lashley and Regal swing away on The Silverback and shoot him off the ropes, but Henry comes back and takes both down with a clothesline!

Regal rolls out of the ring, leaving Lashley as Henry’s only victim. For the next few minutes, Henry dominates The Real Deal with his raw power advantage. At several times, Regal attempts to intervene, only to be knocked down off of the apron with Long guiding The World‘s Strongest Man through the match, being his second pair of eyes. Lashley soon makes a comeback, using his speed advantage over Henry. He manages to avoid Henry’s slow, lumbering punches and rocks Henry with some hard shots of his own, before taking him down with a flying shoulder tackle!

Lashley then sets up in the corner, waiting for Henry to get up, and once he does, The Real Deal charges forward, taking him down with a Spear!! Regal slides into the ring and drills Lashley with a couple of hard elbows to the face, before taking him down with a double-arm suplex. Regal then turns Lashley over, and locks in the REGAL STRETCH! The crowd actually lets out a mixed reaction with Lashley attempting to crawl towards the ropes to no avail.

Henry gets back up to his feet, and grabs Regal by the hair, snatching him up to his feet. He tosses the Englishman into the turnbuckle, before he charges and squashes him in the corner. Lashley uses the ropes to struggle back up to his feet. He charges into the corner looking to hit shoulder th...t on Henry, but he moves, and Lashley squashes Regal. Lashley turns around, and Henry lifts him up - looking for THE WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM - but Lashley counters, landing behind him … but stumbles all the way back into the corner.

Henry doesn’t get a chance to focus on Lashley, however, because Regal comes out of the corner, swinging with his fierce left hand. Regal then hits the ropes and charges, but Henry lifts him up, pressing him over his head! Henry then runs forward and tosses Regal over the top rope, to the outside! Henry pounds his chest to big-time heat, before he turns around … into a waiting Lashley. Lashley shows off his incredible strength by lifting the 400-pound Henry onto his shoulder, and then charges forward, planting him with the running power slam~! It doesn’t look pretty, but who gives a fuck? Lashley covers Henry for the three count and retains the championship!

Winner: Bobby Lashley at 8:33 to retain the United States Title.
After the match, the referee hands Lashley his championship and Bobby shows it off to the crowd, while an angry Regal watches on in anger, holding his ribs at ringside.


Stone Cold Moment - WrestleMania 14 - Stone Cold defeats ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels to capture the WWE(F) Championship, further ushering a new era of sports entertainment in.

Backstage, we get a shot of ‘The Wrestling Machine’ Kurt Angle warming up in his locker room, looking incredible intense. Todd Grisham soon runs in, looking to get a word with the Olympian, but Kurt stares him out of the locker room, in no mood for questions.


World Tag Team Championship Match:
America’s Most Wanted w/Gail Kim vs. Big Show & Umaga w/AAE & Heyman

The Big Show and Chris Harris kick the match up off, and as you would expect, Harris attempts to use his speed advantage over The Big Show. He manages to avoid most of Show’s attempts to get the match under control, keeping Show off-balance. Harris and Storm make frequent tags in and out, always keeping a fresh man on a weakened and tired Big Show.

Eventually though, the outside presence of Armando Estrada and Paul Heyman pays off, as the two manage to distract Storm. With him distracted, Show takes complete advantage, grabbing a hold of Storm, before he rocks him with a headbutt, taking him down. Show then tags in Umaga, and The Samoan Bulldozer comes in on fire, grabbing Storm, and immediately manhandles the tag team champion.

Unlike The Big Show, Umaga manages to match up well with the speed of Storm, and doesn’t allow Storm any space to operate, staying on him with a barrage of fists and kicks. ‘Mags tags Show back in, and the match once more takes on a methodical pace with Show completely dominating his opponent. Finally, Storm manages to escape from the ginormous hands of The Big Show and makes the tag to The Wildcat.

The bigger of the two AMW members, Harris manages to get in a couple of stiff shots in on The Big Show, rocking him at least a bit. Harris then hits the ropes and attempts to go for a big time shot … but Show wraps his hand around his throat. Harris struggles to get free until Storm reenters the ring, and hits a chop block on Show, taking him down to the canvas and breaking his grip.

Umaga enters the ring and delivers a scintillating sidekick to the face of Storm, knocking him from the ring. ‘Mags follows him to the outside and continues to go on the assault. Inside the ring, Harris climbs to the top turnbuckle, and quickly leaps off, hitting a (very) modified Death Sentence on The Big Show. Harris then covers him, but barely gets a two count!

Confused, shocked, and probably a bit afraid, The Wildcat climbs the turnbuckles again, and prepares to leap off, but Show gets back up to his feet. Harris jumps down off of the turnbuckle and charges at The Big Show, but the big man sidesteps him, and locks in a cobra clutch! Show then lifts him up and hits the COBRA CLUTCH BACKBREAKER, before flinging Harris to the ground. Seeing that the end is near, Gail Kim climbs onto the ring apron, and quickly ascends to the top turnbuckle. Show turns around and Kim leaps off, looking for a hurricanrana … but Show catches her and tosses Kim the full length of the ring, to the ground!



***ERK … CRASH*** The crowd goes wild as the music of Mick Foley plays. Umaga stops hammering away on Storm, and both his and Show’s attention turns towards the entrance ramp. The audience explodes as MICK FOLEY steps out onto the stage, STEEL CHAIR in hand. Foley sprints (as well as Mick Foley can sprint) towards the ring, avoids a clothesline from Umaga, and then levels The Samoan Bulldozer with a chair shot to the dome! The refereee calls for the bell.

Winner: The Big Show and Umaga via DQ at 9:13. AMW retain the World Tag Team Titles.
Foley drops the chair and mounts Umaga, raining down hard right hands on his face. It doesn’t last for long, however, as Mick stands up, and Show reaches down and grabs Foley by the hair, dragging him onto the ring apron! Foley quickly reacts and grabs Foley, hotshotting him on the top rope. Foley then steps into the ring and lays into Show with hard right hands to the face. Amazingly, Umaga recovers quickly and lets out a roar, before sliding into the ring. Umaga grabs Foley and the two on one beat down commences on The Hardcore Legend. AAE and Heyman evilly smile at ringside, but that comes to an end as AMW come to the aid of Mick, picking up some chairs of their own. Harris and Storm each rock Show and Umaga with a chair shot, sending them tumbling out of the ring. AAE and Heyman check on their guys while AMW and Foley stand tall in the ring.

Backstage, Chavo Guerrero stares down at his new contract with a face of emptiness. Christopher Daniels walks by and pats a pouting Chavo Guerrero on the back, telling him he made the right decision, before Daniels and his manager walk off. Chavito continues to shake his head, however, clearly in a state of unrest.

Stone Cold Moment - RAW 1999 - In the buildup to WrestleMania 15, Stone Cold drives a beer truck into the arena in which Monday Night Raw is being held and proceeds to spray down The Corporation {Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and the current WWE(F) Champion of the time, The Rock}.

Michael Cole stands by with John Cena, and The Boss cuts one of his high-energy promos, trashing The Rock for a minute or two, before reminding us all of what he did to the last icon he faced - The Undertaker.


Handicap Match:
The Rated R Challenge:

Randy Orton, Chris Masters & Joey Mercury vs. Edge w/Lita & Ken Doane
{If Edge wins, he earns himself a shot at the WWE Championship; If Orton’s team wins, Orton names his next WWE Title challenger}

With Edge and Doane facing two-on-three odds, the match unfolds like the usual handicap match would, with the RKO Army pretty much dominating throughout. Edge and Orton, however, spend very little time in the ring with one another, with the hype for their major one-on-one clash being saved for a later date.

While Edge and Doane keep the momentum in their corner for the opening few minutes, it’s the RKO Army which dominate the majority of the match, using the 20-year old phenom as the sacrificial lamb. Orton relies on his two ‘soldiers’ to do the majority of the work, having Masters and Mercury rip their former stable mate to shreds, while keeping him far away from The Rated R Superstar, with quick tags in and out to one another.

Ultimately though, the WWE Champion Orton does manage to get into the ring, but only once Doane is damn near down and out, weakened by minutes of abuse. Orton steps in and gets in a couple of near falls, but Doane begins to fight back, showing his intestinal fortitude. Kenny manages to catch The Legend Killer in the side of the head with a enzuguiri to the side of the head, taking him down. Doane begins to crawl towards his corner, but Orton doesn’t, and instead, gets back to his feet, and grabs Doane’s foot. It’s too little, too late though, as Doane lunges forwards and makes the tag to Edge!

The crowd erupts as Edge enters the ring and takes his archrival down with a couple of lariats, before he mounts The Legend Killer and really begins to put the hurt on him. Masters enters the ring and grabs a hold of Edge, looking for a MASTERLOCK, but Edge drops down and delivers a double kick to Masters’ midsection, knocking him down. The Rated R Superstar isn’t as quick to react to Mercury though, who takes him down with a hard shot from behind.

Ken Doane reenters the picture and begins to brawl with Mercury, eventually, taking both himself and Mercury to the outside of the ring. Inside the ring, Orton, Masters, and Edge all get back up to their feet. The Rated R Superstar charges at Orton, but TLK ducks and Edge takes Masters up and over the top rope with a clothesline! Edge turns around and Orton leaps up, looking for the RKO, but Edge counters it, and plants Orton with an Impaler DDT!

Doane stumbles back towards his corner and hops onto the apron as Edge gets up and backs into the corner, looking for the Spear. Orton staggers back up, and Edge charges … but Orton leaps up, causing Edge to slam his shoulder into the steel turn post. Orton looks at the crowd and lets out a smirk, but doesn’t see Doane make the blind tag! Edge crumbles out of the ring, holding his shoulder. Kenny climbs to the top turnbuckle and waits for Orton to turn around, and once he does, Doane GOES FOR IT ALL, and leaps off of the top, going for a cross body … but Orton moves out of the way!

Orton looks for an RKO - but Doane counters it, looking for a DDT - but Orton spins out of that - LEAP, GRAB, and Orton finally hits the RKO! Orton then covers Doane for the academic three count!

Winner: Randy Orton and the RKO Army at 14:53.
The Legend Killer quickly rolls out of the ring and grabs his WWE Championship, as Mercury and Masters stagger behind him. Edge holds his shoulder in pain with Lita by his side, once more, coming up short in his quest for another shot at Randy Orton.


Michael Cole interviews The Rock backstage. Rocky talks up a storm, with every cheap shot about Cena’s gimmick he can get in, before finishing off with his ‘If Ya Smell’ catchphrase and walking off to a monster pop.

Stone Cold Moment - WrestleMania 19 - In what many retrospectively perceived as his final match, Austin wrestles his greatest rival, The Rock, in a modern classic, losing after three Rock Bottoms.


During the entrance of The Rock for his one-on-one match with The Doctor of Thuganomics …

JOHN CENA ATTACKS HIM FROM BEHIND! The crowd gives The Boss a tremendous amount of heat as Cena picks Rock and slams him into the steel steps, knocking the top over! Cena moves Rock off of the base and picks them up. Rocky staggers up to his feet and Cena drills him with the steel steps, knocking him to the ground! The Boss mouths at the fans and the referee, talking up a storm. The camera soon pans back to The Rock, who’s
BUSTED OPEN
. The audience continues to boo The Doctor of Thuganomics as he tosses The Rock into the ring. Cena slides in, gets right in the referee’s face and immediately demands that the ref call for the bell. Intimidated, the referee does as he’s told, ringing the bell.

For The First Time Ever:
‘The Great One’ The Rock vs. ‘The Boss’ John Cena

Damn near out of it, The Rock is no match for Cena, who immediately stays on the attack. Cena mounts The Rock and hammers down right and left hands on The Great One. Rocky manages to cover up from the first few shots, but he’s eventually overwhelmed by the onslaught Cena produces. The Boss brings The Rock back up to his feet, tosses him onto his shoulders, before he plants Rock with the FU! Cena then covers The Rock and the ref hesitantly counts the cover. 1... 2... NO! Cena lets go over the cover. The Boss lets out a smirk as he brings the bloody Rock back up to his feet. The Great One attempts to fight back, catching Cena with a couple of right hands, but The Doctor’ takes him down hard with another clothesline. Cena then mounts the blood-splattered Rock AGAIN and hammers away on his face with the point of his elbow over … and over … and over … and over … and over … and over … until the referee finally makes a judgment call and calls for the bell.

Winner: John Cena via referee stoppage at 3:09.
Cena doesn’t bother stopping and continues in an attempt to destroy The People’s Champion, before several referees sprint down to the ring in an attempt to stop The Boss. Cena finally stops, snatches himself from the referee’s and gets up with his shirt partly covered in The Rock’s blood. The crowd boos the former WWE Champion as he glares down at a barely moving Rock, before rolling out of the ring. He takes a look back at The Rock, who attempts to sit up, but fails.

Cena smirks, and then walks to the top of the entrance ramp as his music begins to play, while inside the ring, The Rock finally sits up. The Boss turns around once he gets to the top of the ramp, only to see … The Rock flip him off! The crowd lets out an incredible roar as Cena’s jaw damn near hits the floor, shocked by the defiance of the blood-stained icon. Cena then lets out a bit of a smile, mildly impressed … before he sprints towards the ring!

He slides in and immediately shoves the referees out of the way, even tossing a couple over the top, to the outside! Rock attempts to fight, but after the blood loss and severe beating he’s just taken, Cena handles him rather easily, muscling him into the corner and stomping away on him until he doesn’t move again. Cena then lifts Rock back up to his feet and tosses him over the top rope to the outside. The Boss rolls out of the ring and clears off the Spanish announce table, getting rid of the wires and monitors. The referees continue to beg Cena to rethink this, but he will hear none of it, lifting The Rock up to his feet and then onto his shoulders. The crowd gets up to it’s collective feet to watch as Cena FU’S THE ROCK RIGHT THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!!

Styles lets out his OMG while the fans chant ‘Holy Shit’, with The Doctor of Thuganomics staring down at the second icon he’s taken out just this month, following up on his annihilation of The Undertaker a couple of weeks ago.


Stone Cold Moment - Unforgiven 2006 - Stone Cold surprisingly returns to the WWE, stunning JBL.

Video plays hyping the WWE’s next PPV offering - SmackDown!’s Judgment Day - 5/27
{I’ll explain this in a following post}.

Backstage, a bloody Rock is wheeled out of the arena, being checked for busted ribs and internal bleeding, with Stephanie McMahon and several SD superstars by his side. When Rock is loaded into the ambulance and driven off, Stephanie continues down a hallway, before reaching her office. She steps in and immediately gets a phone call. Steph hits the speaker button, and the fans hear the voice of ‘The Game’ TRIPLE H. Hunter asks Stephanie if she’s willing to give him his rightful title shot, with The Rock and The Undertaker now out. Steph says nothing, and picks up the phone … before slamming it down, hanging up.

A video package plays, hyping the feud between ‘The Animal’ Batista and Mr. Kennedy over the World Heavyweight Championship.


World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Mr. Kennedy vs. ‘The Animal’ Batista w/Ric Flair II

Unlike at WrestleMania 23, where Batista was more than willing to let the match flow at it’s own pace, this time, The Animal goes on the hunt, coming after Mr. Kennedy at every opportunity. The opening few minutes sees KK take quite the heelish approach, ducking and dodging the oncoming Batista, even going so far as to roll out of the ring a couple of times, receiving a couple of boos from the crowd.

Eventually, however, the match up picks up, with Kennedy meeting The Animal head on. And with that approach, KK finds himself on the mat quite a bit, no match for the strength, size, or even the explosiveness of Batista. The former champ takes Kennedy down with a couple of ferocious clotheslines, before punishing him in the corner with sharp shoulder th...ts. The Animal caps that sequence of maneuvers off with a power slam, and a cover, only managing to get a two count.

With Flair cheering the action from ringside, Big Dave Batista dominates the coming minutes, and after every high-impact maneuver, he goes for an immediate cover, unable to get the three count, however. Kennedy begins to make his comeback though at the 11 minute mark, using his right hand to create some space between him and The Animal. KK hits the ropes, looking for a clothesline, but Batista counters into his devastating spine buster.

Batista attempts to follow up with the DEMON BOMB, but KK rolls through into a cover for a two. The Animal gets up and Kennedy goes for a small package, only getting a two there as well. Both men pop back up and Batista throws a clothesline, which KK ducks, before applying a backslide pin, but only getting another two count. Kennedy gets up and glares at the ref, trying to get his three count and get out of here, but Batista refuses to stop coming.

KK attempts to lift Batista up, but The Animal easily shoves him back and into the corner. Dave charges in, looking for a clothesline, but Kennedy quickly moves out of the corner. The Animal manages to stop his momentum, before doing any damage though. He quickly turns around and goes for another clothesline, but once more, KK ducks and Batista takes out THE REF. Shocked, Batista stares at the referee, and KK takes advantage, spinning him around, before he plants Batista with a DDT. Kennedy then begins to climb the turnbuckle … while Flair gets proactive at ringside, picking up a steel chair.

Flair slides into the ring and lifts it up … only to catch THE HARDYS, Matt and Jeff, walking down the entrance ramp. Naitch quickly drops the steel chair and holds up his hands in protest, as Matt and Jeff slide into the ring. The Nature Boy lets out a smile, before he quickly rolls out of the ring and leaps (as well as Naitch can leap) over the fan barricade, with the Hardys in pursuit.

Inside the ring, Kennedy finally gets set on the top turnbuckle, but Batista is already up and poor Kennedy leaps right into the arms of an awaiting Animal! Batista then tosses the champion onto his shoulder, before hitting a power slam! Batista then quickly lifts Kennedy up and tucks him between his legs, looking for a DEMON BOMB … but Kennedy grabs a hold of the STEEL CHAIR that Flair left in the middle of the ring, unbeknownst to Batista.

Big Dave lifts him up, and the WHC drills him with the chair to the head, causing him to crumble down to the canvas! Kennedy then climbs to the top turnbuckle and follows up with the KENTON BOMB. Coincidentally, the ref wakes up in the nick of time to count the three count.

Winner: Mr. Kennedy at 17:02 to retain the World Heavyweight Title.
After the match, we get a quick Kennedy celebration, before the World Champion leaves the ringside area and all the attention turns towards The Animal. Everyone wonders whether or not Batista will explode, but Big Dave intensely focuses … on the steel chair left in the middle of the ring … and how it got there.


Stone Cold Moment - WrestleMania 23 - Just like ten years previously, Stone Cold refuses to submit while locked in a devastating submission hold, blood dripping from his face, though he eventually passes out to Kurt Angle’s Ankle Lock.

The audience erupts as Stone Cold Steve Austin marches down a backstage hallway, and towards the ring.

A long video package plays focusing on the bloody, extremely personal feud between Austin and Angle, spliced in with some of Austin’s greatest moments.


“I Quit” Match:
Unfinished Business:
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. ‘The Wrestling Machine’ Kurt Angle

The second Austin and Angle meet up in the ring, all hell breaks loose, fists-a-flying with incredible intensity, personifying the feud between the two in moments. It’s Stone Cold who gains the early advantage, clearly the better brawler of the two and he knocks Angle from the right with his deadly right hand. Austin keeps the advantage on the outside of the ring, beating Angle all around the ringside area with his fists, unleashing his f...tration with the Olympian.

Angle manages to regain control, however, hitting a drop toe hold, and cause Austin to slam into the steel steps. With SCSA clearly dazed, Kurt goes on the offensive, slamming him against the steel steps a couple of more times, before suplexing The Rattlesnake on the steel ramp. Angle doesn’t let up, bringing the base of the steel steps into the ring, as well as bringing Austin back in. Kurt then hits a shinbreaker onto the steel, causing Austin to go down in a heap.

With the strategy clearly in place, Angle goes to work, working over the legs and ankle of Austin with every maneuver he can think of that will possibly lead to Austin saying “I Quit”. Much like their WrestleMania 23 matchup, Austin doesn’t go down without a fight, continuously fighting back with what brought him - his fierce right hand, knocking Angle for a loop. Stone Cold capitalizes on the space made, regaining his breath, and then he follows that up with a couple of desperation maneuvers - the Lou Thesz Press and a scintillating spine buster.

The crowd goes wild as Austin wags his head intensely, drenched in sweat, before he rolls out of the ring and grabs a steel chair. Stone Cold rolls back in and slams the chair against the back of Angle hard … and then again … and then again … and then again! Stone Cold finally lets up and the referee asks Angle whether or not he wants to quit, which Angle responds with a “screw you, Austin!”.

The Rattlesnake simply smirks before he delivers a sick stomp to his face. Austin then stalks Angle, waiting for him to get up, and once he does he goes for a sick chair shot - but Angle ducks it, and delivers a kick to Austin’s leg, taking him down. Angle then picks the chair up and slams it one time hard against the leg of Austin, before applying the ANKLE LOCK. Austin screams out in pain, but the hold isn’t on for long, before Austin rolls through, sending Angle out of the ring.

Austin follows Angle to the outside, only hobbling a bit, before lifting The Olympian up and backing him up with several rights before he clotheslines Kurt into the crowd. Stone Cold mounts Angle and wails away on his skull, with thousands of fans rabidly cheering around him. Austin finally gets off of him and lets Kurt stagger back up to his feet. Stone Cold then charges forward and clotheslines him back over the barricade onto the thin padding.

Austin climbs over the barricade as well and asks the referee to ask Angle if he quits and Kurt responds by … spitting in Austin’s face! Stone Cold actually lets out a smirk, before kicking Angle in the face … before he begins to pull off the padding, exposing the CONCRETE FLOOR!! Ross and Lawler beg for Austin to rethink what he’s doing, as The Rattlesnake tucks Angle between his legs, going for a PILEDRIVER onto the exposed floor … but Angle counters, dropping Austin with a back body drop!

After a second or two to regain himself, Angle goes back on the attack, and lifts Austin back up, dragging him up the entrance ramp. Kurt then rocks him with a right hand once they reach the top of the stage. Angle gets behind him, looking for a German Suplex but Austin fights out of it. Stone Cold then looks to capitalize, but Angle counters by hitting a Belly to Belly Suplex! Austin rolls over onto his gut, holding his back in pain and Angle mounts him from behind, grabs his head … and slams it into the steel stage … and again … and again … and again!!

Soon enough, the face of The Rattlesnake becomes a CRIMSON MASK as Angle seethes with intensity. The Wrestling machine mounts Austin once more and begins to scrape his face against the grating steel. Angle then flips Austin over and begins to slap him in his bloody face, asking if he wants to quit, but Austin is far too out of it at this point to respond. The crowd chants and cheers wildly for Austin but it’s of no use, as Angle dominates the following few minutes, even going so far as to drop Austin with a back drop on the steel at one point.

Kurt then stands back up to his feet and motions that it’s over, pulling down the straps before he locks in the ANKLE LOCK!! Austin screams out in pain, blood dripping down off of his face as Angle grapevines the leg, shades of WrestleMania 23. And just like the classic on April third, Austin begins to fade as the referee asks him whether or not he quits. Stone Cold eventually stops moving completely … but the referee informs Angle that the only way this match can end is if Austin says ‘I Quit’. Angle angrily lets go of the hold and stares down at a motionless Austin, wondering what in the hell he‘s going to have to do to put this thing away.

Angle grabs a hold of Austin, brings him back up and tosses him over his shoulder, dragging the lifeless body of The Rattlesnake down the entrance ramp. The fans watch on as Angle rolls Austin back into the ring and Stone Cold still shows very little movement - with it beginning to look more and more as if his final match has taken a turn for the very worst. Angle climbs back in and stares down at the motionless and bloody Austin … before slowly turning towards the announce table with a grin. Both Ross and Lawler begin to worry as Angle rolls out of the ring and comes face to face with them. Both announcers stand up and Lawler is given a quick, strong shot to the face, knocking The King down to the ground! Ross attempts to get the hell out of dodge but Angle quickly grabs him, and delivers a sharp kick to his gut, before applying a front chancery.

Angle then demands that the ref come over and hold the mic up to his mouth. Austin slowly staggers back up to his feet, dazed by the blood loss he’s suffered. Stone Cold soon fumes as he sees what’s going on. Angle spouts that if Austin doesn’t quit, he’ll snap Ross’s “freakin’” neck. Austin seems ready to respond, either verbally or physically … but passes out, due to the blood loss.

Angle viciously tosses Ross down to the ground and storms back into the ring, pissed off that his plant to wrap this match up. Kurt looks to grab Austin, but Stone Cold charges, taking Angle down with a double leg and begins to furiously wail away on the face of Angle, receiving one of the loudest ovations we’ve heard in a long, LONG time! The intensity on Austin’s face looks to be on the brim of an explosion as he drags Angle’s carcass towards the corner and stomps a mudhole in him, and walks it dry to an immeasurable pop!

Austin then backs up and waits in the middle of the ring, stalking Angle. Kurt soon staggers out of the corner and Austin looks to set up the STUNNER -- but Angle catches his boot and spins him around, then goes for THE ANGLE SLAM -- but Austin counters, landing behind Angle! Kurt quickly turns around and throws a boot, but Austin catches his boot, and just like WM14, does a bit of trash talking before he spins Angle around - boot, STONE COLD STUNNER!!!

The Rattlesnake takes a moment to stare around this rabid arena, every fan going wild before he reaches down and picks up the steel chair from earlier. Austin snatches the microphone away from the referee and stands over the head of Angle before saying “This is gonna hurt a bit, you lousy son of a bitch!”. Austin then taps Angle with the microphone with a bit of force getting a laugh from the crowd, and tosses the mic back to the referee.

Austin then lifts the chair up and slams it against the left leg of Angle with tremendous force, causing Angle to let out a yell!! Austin then picks the chair up and does it again - and again! Angle attempts to scurry back up but Austin sweeps him back down with the chair! Austin snatches the mic from the ref and yells out that if Angle doesn’t quit soon, he’s going to make sure Angle doesn’t walk out of this ring. With Angle STILL refusing to quit, Stone Cold tosses the mic back to the ref and drills Angle with one final chair shot, stopping all movement!

With Angle mincemeat, Austin takes the steel chair … and puts it around Angle’s neck!!! The crowd begins to really stir now with even Ross and Lawler thinking Austin’s taking it a bit too far now. Austin once more grabs the mic and begins to climb to the top turnbuckle. He gets set before the bringing the microphone up to his mouth. “If you want me to break this son of a bitch’s neck, send his ass back home to Pittsburgh, in a hospital next to his brother, gimme a HELL YEAH!!!”, says Austin, and the crowd responds in kind, as Austin tosses back the mic. Stone Cold gets ready to leap off the top turnbuckle … before Angle yells something at the referee. The ref comes closer and holds the mic down to Angle’s mouth…

Kurt Angle: (Breathing heavily with mixed emotions of fear, disappointment and anger)Alright, Austin ……………………….. I …………. I … quit, you son of a bitch!

Winner: Stone Cold Steve Austin at 24:46.
The crowd loses it’s collective mind, letting out the loudest pop of the night. Ross goes crazy with enthusiasm as Austin raises his hands into the air, victorious here tonight. The referee checks on Angle, while Austin hops down off of the turnbuckle and takes a look around the arena - thousands of fans on their feet applauding the end of the greatest (WWE) career ever. Kurt is eventually helped from the ring and to the back, leaving only Stone Cold in.

The Rattlesnake calls for a couple of beers, and then calls both Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler into the ring. Austin shares a beer with the two commentators … before VINCE MCMAHON and many wrestlers on the roster (midcard faces) appear on the entrance ramp, applauding. They come down to the ring and soon everyone is tossed a beer in appreciation of Stone Cold. McMahon and Austin meet in the middle of the ring and slap beers to a nice pop … before Austin stuns McMahon to an even bigger one.

Stone Cold climbs the turnbuckle and slaps two beers together, receiving another thunderous ovation as we go off the air.

END OF SHOW

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I've read about half the show so far and all of the matches have been good.

The US title match wasn't great but I didn't expect it to be given who was involved in it.

I'm glad you wrote HBK/RVD in full as that was a tremendous match. I thought you were gonna put over Van Dam, especially when you singled out this match as the only one written in full, but this was booked perfectly. A loss for Michaels following his failure at WM wouldn't have been a good move and you made Van Dam look as strong as a defeated man possibly could. Top notch stuff. Can't wait for the rematch.

Tag team title match was a good opener, Rey/Daniels was a great Cruiserweight style contest with a twist at the end, and I marked hard for JBL killing Victoria.

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Great show Mac. Austin winning was a great touch and to see him Stun Vince right at the end was great. I hope Austin comes back from time to time, but I doubt it. You're going all realistic on me.
Terrific RVD/HBK match. I have always wanted to see a feud between the two in real life, so disappointed there wasn't one. But here, you gave us a great match. HBK took it in a fashion only Michaels can really. Nice nifty finish to a top match. JBL as the IC Champ is gonna be great, no surprise to see Super Mickie win again, it's getting boring with her as the Women's Champ really. Time to book with your head, not your dick for now on plz. Cena taking out The Rock is a bold move considering as you pointed out he already assaulted Undertaker. I'm wondering what happens to Cena next, would be great to see him have his ass kicked by either Taker or Rock. The Tag Team match was good, but I was hoping for Foley and I got it. Mick and Mags have to fight each other soon, the length of this feud is getting painfully long, and it needs to happen at SS I feel, to have that proper climax. The six man tag was a good match, thank God Orton dropped that garbage Doane. I hate Kenny. Good choice for that. Lashley retaining the US Title was the logical choice and although the match didn't look pretty, it served it's purpose. OH NO! NO! NOT ANOTHER FUCKING REY VS CHAVO FEUD! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I expected better from you, really. I cannot tell you how much I dont want that feud AGAIN, it has been done to death in BTB and real life. Despite the added factor of Chris Daniels back as CW Champ which isn't great either, considering he'd had his good run, nothing can save you from the horror that Rey/Chavo is gonna be. I'm sure others aren't gonna like seeing this AGAIN either. The one glitch on a great show. Austin to remain plz.

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Good work Macca. Chavo =
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Skimmed through the show, and it looks to be a very solid outing on your part mate. Some nice results in their, and a few big suprises, namely the Chavo heel turn. Expect some more in depth feedback sometime ovr the next few days.
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Default Re: WWE 2007 & Beyond by DDMac

Thanks for the comments.

Jobber:
As for the Women's Title situation: As FD alluded to, having Mickie James' title reign end in a tag team match would be relatively retarded. Thinking with my head, imo ... the big one.

As for Chavo-Rey, how about you let it play out before you have a heart attack.

Seriously.

Dishing out reviews soon enough.
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