Re: WWE 2006 & Beyond by ddmrko
WWE: The Great American Bash
SmackDown! Brand Only Pay Per View
Sunday, July 23, 2006
***Video package plays***
Narrator: Tonight at The Great American Bash…….
*Shot of the American Flag*
Narrator: Legacies will be fulfilled.
*Shot of Kurt Angle*
*Shot of King Booker*
*Shot of JBL*
Narrator: Vengeance will be gained.
*Shot of The Undertaker*
*Shot of Chris Benoit*
*Shot of Batista*
Narrator: Stars will be made.
*Shot of Matt Hardy*
*Shot of Bobby Lashley*
*Shot of London & Kendrick*
*Shot of Mr. Kennedy*
Narrator: Tonight our sins will come back to haunt us.
*Shot of The Great Khali*
*Shot of Mark Henry*
Narrator: The unstoppable will be challenged.
*Shot of Kurt Angle*
*Shot of The Big Show*
Narrator: Championships will be won….
*Shot of Super Crazy*
*Shot of Rey Mysterio*
*Shot of Finlay*
Narrator: And lost……
*Shot of Kurt Angle*
*Shot of Bobby Lashley*
Narrator: Tonight, American shows its true colors.
*Shot of Gregory Helms*
*Shot of Crazy*
*Shot of Lashley*
*Shot of Finlay*
*Shot of Khali*
*Shot of Hardy*
*Shot of Big Show*
*Shot of Kennedy*
*Shot of JBL*
*Shot of London & Kendrick*
Narrator: Who walks out of THE BASH!
*Shot of Henry*
*Shot of Booker*
*Shot of Mysterio*
*Shot of Benoit*
*Shot of Undertaker*
*Shot of Batista*
*Shot of Kurt Angle holding World Heavyweight Title.
*Shot of the American Flag*
The camera cuts to the arena, looking at the thousands of fans and signs which have been brought to the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
***The pyro and fireworks explodes as The Great American Bash theme song plays. The fans cheer as loud as they can as the SmackDown! announcers, Joey Styles and Tazz, welcome us to the show.***
Joey Styles: Hello everybody! I’m Joey Styles here with former ECW Champion Tazz. And in only my second day on the job, I’m calling what is sure to be one of the best pay per view of the year.
Tazz: We’ve got a whole lot of great match ups for you here tonight. All four SmackDown! championships will be on the line here tonight. The Cruiserweight Championship, the United States Championship, the WWE Tag Team Championship, and the World Heavyweight Title.
Styles: Every championship of the blue brand on the line here tonight. Lets not forget to mention the fact that we have three absolutely HUGE main events for you here tonight at The Bash.
Tazz: The Undertaker takes on The Great Khali in a buried alive match. Will we see the 15 year career of the Undertaker come to an end tonight or will The Great Khali finally meet his match?
Styles: And in main event number 2, “The Animal” Batista finally gets to go one on one with “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry in one of the most anticipated matches of the year.
Tazz: Six months ago, Mark Henry put Batista on the shelf. “The Animal” lost everything. He lost his World Heavyweight Championship without being defeated. He lost his main event spot. He lost the Pay Per View paydays. All of the sudden people aren’t talking about Batista anymore. People are talking about Edge and Kurt Angle and John Cena and The Undertaker and D-Generation X and MARK HENRY. But now Batista is back, bigger and badder than ever, and he wants to take out six months of frustration out on Mark Henry.
Styles: But Tazz as big as that match is it gets no bigger and no better than the match for the World Heavyweight Championship. Three of the top wrestlers in the business fighting for the most prestigious title in the business.
Tazz: That’s right, Joey. Kurt Angle, King Booker, and Rey Mysterio for the World Heavyweight Title. People are saying that this is a possible Match of the Year candidate. To be quite honest, I don’t think so. Kurt Angle has been unstoppable as of late. And BY as of late, I mean since 6 months ago. I’m not quite sure if King Booker & Rey Mysterio, two main event, top flight superstars, can even put a minor dent in the World Heavyweight Champion, “The Wrestling Machine” Kurt Angle.
Styles: That remains to be seen, Tazz but it looks like we are ready for our first match up of the night.
Tony Chimel: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship of the world.
“Mexicools” hits and Super Crazy makes his way to the ring on his “Juan Deere” receiving a good pop.
Chimel: Introducing the challenger, hailing from Mexico, weighing in at 202 pounds, SUPER CRAZY!! (Audience gives good pop)
Styles: “The Insane Luchador”, Super Crazy is a former ECW Television Champion and quite frankly one of the most gifted wrestlers in all of WWE.
Tazz: Crazy has a shot tonight to prove that he is the best cruiserweight in the business today.
“Gregory Helms” hits and the WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms makes his way to the ring getting decent heat.
Chimel: And introducing the champion, from Raleigh, North Carolina, weighing in at 215 pounds, he is the WWE Cruiserweight Champion of the world, GREGORY HELMS!! (Audience boos)
Styles: Gregory Helms is the longest reigning Cruiserweight Champion of all time. But will his history making title reign come to an end tonight at the hands of the “Insane Luchador“?
Super Crazy vs. Gregory Helms©
A “SUPER CRAZY!” chant starts as the match just starts to get underway. The challenger, Super Crazy plays to the crowd as they continue to chant his name. The Champion, Gregory Helms looks around the Conseco Fieldhouse in disgust as these fans are not chanting HIS name. Crazy and Helms then look at each other and they both get refocused on the task at hand, which is winning / retaining the Cruiserweight Championship of the world. Crazy and Helms get closer to each other as the tension in the arena builds. The Cruiserweight Champion and “The Insane Luchador” then start off the match with a collar and elbow tie up. Crazy and Helms struggle for leverage but eventually the two break the hold due to no one gaining an advantage. The two cruiserweights go at it with another collar and elbow tie up. The two struggle to gain the upper hand but neither is able to do so. Helms looks at Crazy very frustrated because he can not gain the advantage when they lock up. Crazy still has somewhat of a confident look on his face. Helms raises his right hand, as to challenge Crazy to a test of strength. Crazy looks to the crowd which gives him a large cheer. Crazy hesitates at first but then shakes his head “yes” and begins to engage Helms in the test of strength. But before the two are able to lock up, Helms kicks Crazy in the stomach, which gains the ire of the Indianapolis fans. Helms nails Crazy with several stiff right hands, causing Crazy to back up against the ropes. Helms then shoots Crazy off of the ropes and drills him with a tilt a whirl backbreaker when he bounces back. Helms goes for the first cover up the match up.
Crazy barely gets his shoulder up at the count of two as Helms looks slightly frustrated. Helms lifts Crazy up and backs him up and into the corner. Helms then goes back on the attack by throwing right hands at Crazy. Crazy covers up his face as Helms begins to rain down more right handed blows to the challenger. Helms then begins kicking and stomping Crazy in the gut as Helms has taken control of this match up. Helms then turns around and begins to taunt the crowd. The audience gives Helms major league heat as he continues to mock the crowd. Helms turns back around to face Crazy and continues to go to work on the #1 contender to the Cruiserweight Championship. Crazy, who has spent time recovering in the corner, runs at the champion and catches him with a running dropkick to the face. Helms and Super Crazy both get back up to their feet. Helms charges at Crazy. Crazy realizes this, reacts and plants Helms with a body slam. Crazy then hits Helms with a standing moonsault. Crazy then covers him.
Two..…..Helms kicks out.
Crazy lifts Helms up and Irish whips him into the corner. Crazy charges Helms but the Cruiserweight Champion manages to get his right boot up and nails the challenger in the face which causes Crazy to stumble backwards. Helms runs out of the corner and charges at Crazy but Crazy counters once again and plants Helms with a power slam. Crazy then quickly covers Helms.
T…..Helms kicks out.
After the kick out, Helms rolls out of the ring. Helms goes to ringside, grabs his Cruiserweight Title and heads towards the ramp. Helms waves his hand at the ring saying he’s had enough of this match. Crazy tries to leave the ring and go after Helms but the referee, Charles Robinson, stops him. Helms heads up the ramp in an attempt to leave the match but Super Crazy’s partner, Psichosis, appears and grabs Helms at the entrance way. Psichosis throws Helms back into the ring so the match can get back underway. The fans start cheering as Helms gets off the ground and begins to trash talk Psichosis from inside the ring. Helms turns around to face Crazy. Crazy kicks Helms in the gut and grabs a front face lock. Crazy jumps up, spins around and hits Helms with a tornado DDT. Crazy realizes Helms is hurt and crawls over and manages to cover Helms.
Th………Helms kicks out.
The crowd lets out a disappointed groan as they felt that Super Crazy was about to become the new Cruiserweight Champion. Crazy lifts Helms up, only to grab him and body slam him back down to the canvas. Crazy climbs the top rope. Crazy turns around and gets set to attempt a high-risk maneuver from the top BUT Helms quickly gets up and shoves Crazy’s legs apart causing him to land crotch first on the turnbuckle. Helms shakes his head because he now has Crazy in a perilous predicament. Helms then grabs Crazy by the neck. The crowd begins to get to their feet as they realize that the Champion has something special in mind. Helms runs forward, jumps into the air and drills Super Crazy with a neckbreaker from the top turnbuckle. The crowd pops at the spectacular move. Helms gingerly crawls over, and barely manages to cover Super Crazy.
Crazy kicks out, receiving a huge pop.
***Replay is shown of Helms neckbreaker on Crazy***
Helms argues with the referee, saying that it was a three count. The referee “informs” Helms that it was only a two count. Another “SUPER CRAZY!” chant starts as Crazy showed great resilience by kicking out of Helms’ devastating neckbreaker. Helms then lifts Crazy up, with Helms facing his back. Helms sets Crazy up for one of his patented maneuvers, the Eye of The Hurricane with a determined / frustrated look on his face. Crazy counters the move and reverses it into a Northern Lights Suplex with a bridge. The referee gets into position and manages to count the pinfall.
Gregory Helms kicks out much to the surprise of the crowd. Super Crazy looks around the ring baffled at the fact that the Cruiserweight Champion managed to kick out of his perfectly executed Northern Lights suplex. Crazy gets refocused on the match, lifts Gregory Helms up and shoots him off of the ropes. Helms comes back and ducks Crazy’s attempt at a clothesline. Helms then attempts to go for a huracanrana. Super Crazy grabs Helms and counters the huracanrana, holds Helms up and hits him with a nasty powerbomb with a jackknife cover.
Thr….NO!...Helms kicks out.
***Replay is shown of the Crazy powerbomb***
The fans begin to applaud this great match up between these two world class wrestlers. Crazy lifts Helms up and hits the champion with a front powerslam. Crazy then drags Helms towards the turnbuckle as he is setting him up for his finishing maneuver. Crazy climbs the turnbuckle and turns around. Crazy then goes for his patented moonsault off of the top turnbuckle. Helms avoids it, rolls out the way, and Crazy comes crashing into the mat below. The fans are on the edge of their seats as they await to see who is going to win the match up. Helms gets to his feet and points to his head as to say he’s smarter than Super Crazy. Some fans boo but most are just waiting to see what happens next. Helms then backs up into the corner and waits for Crazy to get off the ground. Helms begins to slap his right leg, signaling to the audience that he is ready to go for his finishing move. Super Crazy struggles to make it to his knees. Helms charges at Crazy and attempts to hit his finishing maneuver, the Shining Wizard. Crazy ducks the Shining Wizard and gets to his feet. Crazy then jumps and nails Helms with a spinning wheel kick right to the champion‘s face. Crazy then climbs to the top turnbuckle. Crazy turns around, gets set and attempts another moonsault. Crazy hits the moonsault.
Thre…..NO!….HELMS KICKS OUT!.
The audience groans and then applauds as the Cruiserweight Champion kicks out of Super Crazy’s finishing move. All of the fans are standing on their feet as they are appreciating the athleticism shown in this match by both athletes. Crazy gets up and stomps on the champion’s chest. Crazy then walks over to the corner and climbs to the bottom turnbuckle and hits a moonsault. Crazy then climbs to the middle turnbuckle and hits a second moonsault on the champion. Crazy then climbs BACK to the top turnbuckle and hits a THIRD moonsault on Gregory Helms. Super Crazy with the cover. Helms doesn’t have enough strength to kick out but the champion does manage to lift his right foot up and put it on the bottom rope but the referee, Charles Robinson, doesn’t see it and begins to count the cover.
(WINNER and NEW Cruiserweight Champion: Super Crazy via pinfall at 10:17.)
“Mexicools” hits again as Psichosis enters the ring from ringside and celebrates with Super Crazy.
Styles: That was one hell of a match! It took 4 damn moonsaults to put the Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms away.
Tazz: That was a hell of an effort by both men. I take my hat off to both men on putting on a hell of a match. Helms should have absolutely no shame in losing but Super Crazy is the new Cruiserweight Champion.
***Highlights of the match are shown***
***Helms top turnbuckle neckbreaker***
***Helms kicking out of the first moonsault***
***Crazy hitting The Trifecta for the win***
Styles: It looked like Gregory Helms foot was on the ropes there but the referee didn’t see it. Helms gave it everything he had but the fact of the matter is that the longest WWE Cruiserweight Title reign of all time is over and Super Crazy is the new Cruiserweight champion of the world.
“MacMilitant” hits to a decent face reaction. Teddy Long comes from the backstage area and onto the ramp.
Long: Super Crazy, I’ve got some bad news playa. Apparently, Gregory Helms had his foot on the ropes playa (Crowd boos). I know, I know. So, Gregory Helms is still the Cruiserweight Champion (Crowd boos even louder). But the good news is this match will continue, RING THE BELL!
Match #1 Continued
Helms and Crazy are exhausted but Crazy is also disappointed after finding out that he did not win the Cruiserweight Championship. Both great competitors run at each other and immediately begin exchanging right hands. Crazy gets the better of the deal and backs Helms up into the corner. Crazy then climbs to the middle rope and begins to rain right handed punches down on Helms. The crowd counts along with the punches. 1.….2.….3.….Helms lifts Crazy off of the turnbuckle and drills him with a power bomb. Helms then “sets up shop” in the corner and waits for Crazy to get up. Crazy gets up to his knees. Helms charges out of the corner and drills Crazy with The Shining Wizard. Helms crawls over and covers Crazy.
THRE! NO! Crazy kicks out.
The crowd is on their feet in amazement as they can not believe that Crazy kicked out of Helms’ finisher. Helms gets a crazed look on his face as he looks at the referee. The ref says it was 2. Crazy lies in the ring, motionless. Helms goes to the corner, gets set and waits for Super Crazy to get back up to his feet. Crazy lays there without a movement. The crowd begins a “LETS GO CRAZY!” chant as Helms looks at Crazy with a anxious look on his face. Crazy begins to move slightly and manages to somehow get back up to his two feet. Crazy turns around and faces Helms. Helms jumps at Crazy and drills him with a “Blockbuster” neckbreaker, which he calls the Overcast. Helms then gets up and smiles to the audience. Helms then gets back down on the mat and covers the motionless challenger for his title.
Crazy barely gets a shoulder up. Helms gets off of Crazy and has a crazed look on his face. The Cruiserweight Champion then has a smile on his face as he now has a plan. Helms lifts Crazy up to his feet. Helms gets in front of a beaten Crazy and pushes his head down. Helms then sets on top of Crazy’s neck, reaches behind and hooks the arms and DRILLS CRAZY WITH THE VERTEBREAKER! The audience erupts in collective shock as this WWE audience has never seen anybody perform that maneuver before. Helms then arrogantly covers Super Crazy.
(WINNER and STILL Cruiserweight Champion: Gregory Helms via pinfall at 12:49)
Styles: OH MY GAWD! The Vertebreaker! How long has it been since Helms has used The Vertebreaker. Helms has done it. He finally managed to put Super Crazy away. That was a hell of a way to kick off The Great American Bash. Two great athletes going at it in a great match up.
We cut to the backstage area where Josh Matthews is standing by.
Matthews: Hi, I’m Josh Matthews. I’m here with the WWE Tag Team Champions, JBL (JBL comes into screenshot as the crowd boos) and Mr. Kennedy (Kennedy comes into screenshot to a mixed reaction).
Kennedy: Say it again.
Matthews: …..Kennedy. Gentlemen, you are just moments away from putting your WWE Tag Team Titles on the line against Paul London and Brian Kendrick. How do you feel about this…
JBL: Shut up kid! How do I feel about wrestling Paul London and Brian Kendrick? That is the dumbest question I almost heard you ask. Let me tell you something, Josh. Right here at this very event in 2004, I defeated Eddie Guerrero to win the WWE Championship. That was a championship I held for TEN months by the way. Last year at this very event, I defeated Dave Batista in a hellacious battle. The point in me telling you this Josh is two folded. Number One, I am a great man and a great damn wrestler. Reason Number Two, at this event over the past two years, I have beaten a DAMN LEGEND in Eddie Guerrero and a former World Heavyweight Champion in Dave Batista. And now you have the nerve to ask me if I am afraid of two punk kids who wear ridiculous looking masks on their faces like they‘re trying to be some damn power rangers. That’s why I am confident. I DON’T LOSE AT THE GREAT AMERICAN BASH! Now I want you to look at the man standing at my right. What do I have to say about him? Not only has he NEVER been defeated but HE CAN’T BE DEFEATED! We will beat those two bastards because he’s Mr. Kennedy and I am….a wrestling…God.
Matthews: Actually JBL & Kennedy, I was going to ask you do you feel the Pit Bulls, Jamie Noble and Kid Kash will have anything to do with the outcome of this match up? I mean you guys do have a history over the past couple of weeks on Friday Night SmackDown!
JBL: Those two sons of bitches better stay here in the back where they belong. They don’t belong on Pay Per View so therefore they’re not on Pay Per View. First Mr. Kennedy and myself are going to deal with the two midgets in masks. And after that, we might think about taking care of the two midgets in bondage.
We cut back to ringside.
Styles: Strong words from JBL about his tag team title match coming up…right now.
Chimel: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the WWE Tag Team Championship!
“Mr. Kennedy” hits and half of the WWE Tag Team Champions, Mr. Kennedy makes his way to the ring receiving a mixed reaction. Kennedy kicks Tony Chimel out of the ring. Kennedy raises his right hand and waits for the microphone to lower from the ceiling.
Mr. Kennedy: Ladies and gentlemen, as you may have heard from the fat louse standing in the ring, known as Tony Chimel, the following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL and it is for the WWE Tag Team Championship. I am one half of the greatest tag team of all time. I am single handedly changing Friday nights….and Pay Per View. I hail from GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN!! MIISSSSTEERRR KKENNNEEDDDYYY …..KENNNEEDDYYY!!!
“Longhorn” hits and JBL “Texas two-steps” his way to the ring.
Mr. Kennedy: And introducing the other half of the greatest tag team of all-time, He is one of the greatest competitors in WWE history. A former WWE Champion. One half of the current WWE Tag Team Champions. He is the media maven. He is the “Wall Street Warrior”, he is quite frankly a wrestling GOD! He hails from NEW YORK FREAKIN’ CITY. John Bradshaw Layfield…Layfield!
Styles: I’ve got to say, JBL and Mr. Kennedy make a great team. An arrogant team. A cocky team. A pompous team. A conceited team. A…
Tazz: We got it Styles.
Styles: But a great team nevertheless.
“London Calling” hits and Paul London & Brian Kendrick run full speed to the ring receiving a good pop. London & Kendrick slide into the ring, remove their masks, and back flip off the turnbuckle.
Chimel: And introducing the challengers, at a combined weight of 380 pounds, Paul London and Brian Kendrick.
Styles: Paul London and Brian Kendrick are a great young tag team, who if they win this match, can not only become the WWE Tag Team champions, but can become major players in the WWE.
Tazz: Absolutely, Joey. Kennedy and JBL are big time players in the WWE and a win over those two would automatically pole vault London & Kendrick into SmackDown!’s elite. But you’ve got to ask yourselves who is more prepared for this match. With the recent rumbles that both of these teams have had with The Pit Bulls, which team is more focused going in?
Mr. Kennedy© & JBL© vs. Paul London & Brian Kendrick
WWE Tag Team Championship
Mr. Ken Kennedy and Paul London start things off. Kennedy and London start by circling around each other. Kennedy goes on the attack by quickly grabbing London, going low, and hitting London with a nice fireman’s carry. Kennedy gets off the mat and smiles at JBL. Kennedy says “That’s what I’m talking about. Did you see that?” JBL nods and laughs. London and Kennedy circle each other again. London quickly grabs Kennedy, goes low and hits a fireman’s carry. London mockingly asks Kendrick "Did you see that?" Kendrick mockingly shakes his head “yes.” Kennedy, enraged, rushes at London. London catches Kennedy with an arm drag. Kennedy gets up and charges at London again. London catches Kennedy with another arm drag. Kennedy gets up, stops and tries to compose himself. Kennedy acts as if he has regained his senses before Kennedy then again charges at London Except this time, London catches him with a Japanese style arm drag. London then smiles at Kennedy as the audience applauds. Kennedy goes over to his corner and gets some advice from JBL. JBL tells Kennedy to relax and be patient.
Styles: Kennedy being the younger of the two, is going over to JBL and gets some advice from his veteran partner.
Tazz: JBL is telling Kennedy to relax right now. “Take it easy”. “Don’t get to excited, kid.”
Mr. Kennedy listens to JBL and tries to calm down & refocus. Kennedy then attempts to clothesline Paul London. London ducks the clothesline and hits Kennedy with a dropkick. Kennedy stumbles a bit and then Kennedy goes flying out of the ring through the second and top rope. Kennedy gets up off of the floor and tries to recover on the outside. London bounces off the ropes on the far side, comes sprinting towards the ropes and nails Kennedy with a somersault plancha over the top rope. The crowd cheers for the beautiful move performed by the young, up and coming superstar.
***Replay is shown of the Paul London’s somersault plancha***
JBL leaves the ring apron. JBL walks around the ring and over to Mr. Kennedy. JBL helps Kennedy up and off of the ground. As JBL is assisting Kennedy, Kendrick gets off the apron and enters the ring. Kendrick shoots off the far ropes, sprints towards the ropes and hits a Somersault corkscrew plancha onto Kennedy and JBL. The audience begins to cheer wildly at the athleticism that the challengers are showing. Kennedy, JBL, London, and Kendrick are all down on the outside of the ring. After several seconds of being laid out. London and Kendrick begin to move. Paul London is the first of the four superstars to make it back up to his feet. London lifts Kennedy up and throws him back into the ring. London re-enters the ring and covers Kennedy.
Kennedy barely gets his shoulder up off the canvas. London picks Kennedy up. London nails him with a couple of forearm shots. London then shoots Kennedy off of the ropes. London attempts a front dropkick but Kennedy holds onto the ropes and London falls back first on the canvas. Kennedy, with an arrogant swagger after London’s miscue, then begins to stomp away on London. Kennedy lifts up London & throws him into the corner of the tag team champions. Kennedy tags in JBL. JBL enters the ring to a chorus of boos and massive heat from the fans. Kennedy and JBL begin the double team and begin to stomp away on Paul London in the corner. Referee, Jimmy Korderis, begins his count. 1....2....3....4...Kennedy & JBL stop stomping on London. Mr. Kennedy then leaves the ring before he is disqualified. JBL takes London out of the corner and brings him to the middle of the ropes. JBL nails him with a stiff right hand in his face, which stuns London. JBL then shoots London off of the ropes. JBL gets set too early and London kicks JBL square in the face. London then shoots off the ropes and attempts to hit JBL with a crossbody. JBL catches London and hits his patented fall away slam, which he calls The Last Call. JBL smiles and then crawls over and covers London.
Th….London kicks out.
JBL lifts up London and hits a swinging neckbreaker. JBL picks London off the ground again and hits another swinging neckbreaker. JBL covers London.
Th……….London kicks out.
JBL gets a little frustrated with the heart and determination of Paul London. JBL gets up off the ground, goes over to his corner and tags in his tag partner, Mr. Kennedy. Kennedy immediately tries to embarrass London by slapping him on the top of his head. Kennedy continues to mock and tease London. London begins to fight back throwing forearms at the face of Mr. Kennedy. London then gets back up to his feet and hits Kennedy with a dropsault right to his face. Both Kennedy and London are out in the middle of the ring. The referee begins his double knockout count. 1.......2........3...........4..........5.........London begins to crawl towards his corner as Kennedy begins to make it to his feet.
London crawls over to his corner and finally makes the tag to Brian Kendrick, which gets a good pop from the Pay Per View audience. Kendrick enters the ring and quickly clotheslines Kennedy. Kendrick goes to the opposite corner of the ring and then knocks JBL off of the apron with a flying forearm. Kennedy recovers and makes it back up to his feet. Kendrick hits Kennedy with a Superkick right on the chin, dropping Mr. Kennedy to the mat. Kendrick quickly gets down and covers Mr. Kennedy.
Kennedy barely gets a shoulder up. Kendrick looks at the referee and the fans with a shocked look on his face as to say he can’t believe it. Kendrick lifts Kennedy up off the mat and shoots him into the corner. Kendrick then charges at the arrogant champion. Kennedy manages to get his right boot up and hits Kendrick square in the face. JBL re-enters the ring, runs at Kendrick and damn near takes Kendrick’s head off with The Clothesline From Hell. JBL covers Kendrick, but the referee tells him that he is not the legal man.
London re-enters the ring and begins to brawl with JBL. London nails JBL with several forearm shots. London then backs up slightly and dropkicks JBL through the middle and top rope, out to the floor. Kennedy comes up from behind Paul London and nails him with his variation of a hangman's neckbreaker, The Green Bay Meat Packer. Mr. Kennedy then starts to mock and taunt Paul London. Kendrick comes up from behind Kennedy and rolls him up in a schoolboy.
Kennedy kicks out! The fans can’t believe that there aren’t new tag team champions. Kennedy and Kendrick both get to their feet at the exact same time. Kennedy hits a right and then Kendrick hits a right. Kennedy and Kendrick continue to go back and forth exchanging right hands. Kendrick eventually gets the better of the brawl and begins to back Kennedy up with stiff right forearms. JBL re-enters the ring. JBL picks London up and throws London's broken body outside the ring. JBL then begins to stalk Kendrick. When Kendrick turns around JBL plants him with a nasty Clothesline from Hell. JBL then points to Mr. Kennedy. JBL then points to the top turnbuckle and Kennedy knows what to do. Kennedy then climbs to the top turnbuckle. At that moment.....
"Kid Kash" hits and The Pit Bulls, Kid Kash and Jamie Noble, come to ringside. Kennedy begins to trash talk The Pit Bulls, as he stands on the top rope. Kendrick, seeing that Kennedy is distracted, quickly climbs the turnbuckle and attempts a "super huracanrana" on Kennedy as Kennedy is standing on the top turnbuckle. Kennedy catches Kendrick before he can snap it off. Kennedy then picks Kendrick up and jumps off the turnbuckle. Kennedy PLANTS Kendrick with a FLYING SITOUT POWERBOMB FROM THE TOP TURNBUCKLE. Kennedy and Kendrick both crash onto the canvas with an extreme amount of force, Kennedy on his ass and Kendrick square on his back. Fans start to chant "Holy Sh*t" in amazement of the spot they just saw!!
Styles: OH MY GGODDDD!!! They're both dead!
Tazz: HOLY SH*T! Did we just see that?!?
London and JBL looked shocked as they sit up in the ring to look at the carnage. The Pit Bulls looked shocked on the outside of the ring.
***Replay of Kennedy's flying powerbomb is shown from several different angles***
After several dozen seconds of being laid out, Kennedy manages to slowly crawl over and get a hand over Kendrick's chest.
Jamie Noble pulls the referee out of the ring. The referee begins to admonish Noble. Noble acts like he is apologetic but then nails him with a right hand. The referee (Jimmy Korderis) is out cold. Noble and Kid Kash climb into the ring. Noble and Kash begin to stomp on Kennedy and Kendrick who are both laid out from the “super sit-out power bomb” The audience gives massive heat to the Pit Bull attack as these two men are ruining a great match up. London and JBL look at each other, shake their heads in understanding, and then begin to brawl with the Pit Bulls receiving a huge pop from the audience. JBL and Paul London clear the ring of Jamie Noble & Kid Kash.
JBL then turns London around and then hits London with a kick to the gut. JBL sticks London between his legs and pretends to put a cigar out on London‘s back. JBL then lifts London up and plants him with a nasty powerbomb. Kendrick makes it back to his feet. Kendrick then wraps his arms around the neck of JBL, runs to the corner and hits the Sliced Bread #2. Kendrick then falls out, fatigued, back down to the mat. All of Brian Kendrick’s strength was put into hitting JBL with his finisher so Kendrick can not make it back up to his feet. Kennedy very gingerly makes it back to his feet and lifts Kendrick’s legs into the air. Kennedy taunts Kendrick and then kicks Kendrick squarely in the crotch. Kennedy then very slowly climbs to the top turnbuckle. Kennedy gets set and hits the KENTON BOMB. Kennedy then crawls over to Kendrick and manages to put hand on Kendrick’s chest. Because the first referee is down, a second referee (Chris Kay) makes his way down the ramp and slides into the ring. The referee counts the cover.
(WINNERS and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions: Kennedy & JBL via pinfall at 12:23.)
Styles: That was a hell of a match up between two great tag teams. But Kennedy and JBL, by hook or crook, remain the WWE Tag Team champions.
***Highlights of the match are shown***
***London & Kendrick's planchas to the outside***
***JBL's 1st Clothesline From Hell***
***Kennedy's Top Rope Sit-out Powerbomb***
***JBL & London taking out the Pit Bulls***
***Kennedy's Kenton Bomb for the win***
After the match, JBL helps Kennedy make it to his feet. The referee comes over to the Tag Team Champions and hands them their tag team titles. The Pit Bulls go over to ringside and grab two steel chairs. Jamie Noble enters the ring and lays out Kennedy while Kash does the same thing to JBL. Kash and Noble assault the tag team champs. Kash & Noble then decide to wear out Paul London & Brian Kendrick out with the steel chairs. Noble and Kash grab the Tag Title belts and raise them over their heads to tremendous heat.
Styles: What the hell is this?! First, The Pit Bulls damn near ruin a great match, now their kicking the holy hell out of these two teams!
Tazz: The Pit Bulls, Kash and Noble, are making a statement. They feel like they've been disrespected by JBL, Kennedy, London, & Kendrick.
Styles: This is B.S.!
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Styles: That was a hell of a match between two great teams! JBL and Mr. Kennedy are still the WWE Tag Team Champions.
Tazz: But what about the Pit Bulls and what they did earlier? Laying out the champions and the challengers.
Styles: Despicable! Well anyway….its time to move on to our next contest. Up next, Matt Hardy takes on The Big Show in a tables match. Lets see how this one came about.
***Recap of the Big Show-Matt Hardy feud is shown***
***Hardy defeats Show in a singles match-up. Show turns full-fledged heel and puts Hardy through the announcer’s table with a chokeslam.***
***The following week, The Big Show Chokeslams SmackDown! announcer Michael Cole through a table putting Cole out indefinitely. Tazz demands a match with The Big Show***
***The next week, The Big Show dominates his match with Tazz before finally picking up the win. After the match, Show attempts to put Tazz through a table. Matt Hardy returns, attacks Show and causes Show to go through a wooden table in the middle of the ring***
Chimel: The following contest is a TABLES MATCH (The Audience pops). The only way to win is to put your opponent through the table with an offensive maneuver.
“Live for the Moment” hits. Matt Hardy appears on the entrance ramp to a great pop.
Chimel: Currently making his way to the ring, from Cameron, North Carolina, weighing in at 236 pounds, MATT HARDY (Crowd pops)!
Hardy enters the ring and does his signature “V1” pose on the middle rope.
“Crank It Up” hits. The Big Show makes his way to the ring receiving a lot of heat.
Chimel: And his opponent, making his way to the ring, from Tampa, Florida, standing at 7 feet tall, weighing in at 500 pounds, THE BIG SHOW! (Audience boos)
Show enters the ring and does his signature “Chokeslam” pose.
Matt Hardy vs. The Big Show
The Big Show and Matt Hardy have a stare down for the opening seconds of the contest. Show and Hardy trash talk each other. The camera pulls in real close and Show and Hardy are within ear shot. Show: “I’m going to break you in half. Its that simple!” Hardy: “We’ll see. We’ll see.” Hardy nails Show with a right hand, getting the action starting off. Hardy then nails Show with another right hand. And then another. The Big Show’s head snaps back slightly but the blows only seem to have a minor effect on the 7 foot 2, 500 pound, Big Show. Hardy then attempts to shoot The Big Show off of the ropes but The Big Show reverses it and shoots Hardy off the ropes. When Hardy springs back, Show nails him with a boot to the face.
The Big Show then stands over Hardy and laughs as the fans in attendance give Show massive heat. Show lifts Hardy up off the mat. Show then lifts Hardy up with and hits a body slam. Show then bounces off the ropes and drops a huge leg drop on Hardy’s throat. Show gets up and goes to the outside of the ring. He then grabs one of the wooden tables laying around on the outside of the ring. Show lifts up the table and tries to slide it under the bottom rope. Hardy realizes what Show is doing, runs toward the ropes and hits a baseball slide. The table hits Show in the face and Show stumbles backward, almost landing on the announce table. Hardy grabs the top rope and launches himself onto The Big Show, taking Show down and out with a plancha / cross body.
Matt Hardy gets up and off the floor. Hardy then goes and searches for something under the ring. Hardy pulls out a steel chair from under the ring. Hardy then waits for Show to get to his feet. Show gets up and turns around. Hardy swings and nails Show with a shot from the steel chair. The audience pops and then groans as they realize that The Big Show hasn’t gone down. Hardy reels back and drills Show with another steel chair shot. Show stumbles backward slightly but doesn’t go down. Hardy then takes several steps back. Hardy then runs forward and swing with all of his might at The Big Show. Show throws a right hand and hits the chair which nails Hardy right in the face. Hardy immediately goes down on the ground. Show goes to one knee and tries to recover.
The audience begins a “BIG SHOW SUCKS!” chant as The Big Show lifts up the resilient Matt Hardy. Show gorilla presses Hardy over his head and sends him back in the ring over the middle rope. Show then lifts up the table, which was knocked out of his hands earlier, and throws it in the ring. Show then climbs on the apron and re-enters the ring. Show lifts up Hardy. Hardy begins to swing wildly, hitting Show with right and left-handed punches. Show begins to wobble. Hardy shoots off the ropes and hits Show with a clothesline. Show doesn’t go down. Hardy then shoots The Big Show off the ropes. When Show springs back, Hardy hits him with a spinning clothesline. Show doesn’t go down but wobbles even more. Hardy goes to the turnbuckle and climbs to the top. Hardy flies off the turnbuckle and is “goozled” by The Big Show. Show attempts to chokeslam Hardy. Hardy punches Show several times in an attempt to get Show to release him. Show continues to keep a tight grip around Hardy’s neck. Hardy then swings his left leg and drills Show with a low blow causing Show to break the hold. The referee doesn’t disqualify Hardy because the match can only be won by putting your opponent through a table.
Hardy struggles to regain his breath after having Show‘s massive right hand around his throat. Hardy recovers, leaves the ring and grabs a chair from ringside. Hardy re-enters the ring with a steel chair in hand, planning to do some serious damage with the Big Show. The Big Show tries to get up, and makes it to his hands and knees. Hardy nails Show with a chair shot to the back of the head which cause Show to go right back down to the canvas. Hardy grabs the table laying in the center of the ring. Hardy then sets the table up in the middle of the ring. Show begins to make it back to his feet. Hardy picks up the chair again and waits until Show is back up. When The Big Show is back on both feet, Hardy swings and nails him with another chair shot. Hardy then lays Show on the table. Surprisingly, the table does not break under all of the weight of The Big Show. Hardy hits Show with several right hands to make sure Show is out and not getting up. Hardy then goes over to the corner and climbs the top turnbuckle. Hardy then flies off the top rope with a leg drop. Show rolls off of the table and HARDY GOES CRASHING THROUGH THE TABLE! The audience pops huge as Hardy lays in the ring, like a pile of bones. The match up is not over because Hardy was not put through the table using an offensive maneuver. The fans begin a loud “HARDY!” chant as Hardy and Show both lay in the ring.
***Replay of Hardy crashing through table is shown***
The Big Show makes his way back up to his feet. Show lifts up Hardy off the mat. Show then throws Hardy through the top and middle ropes to the outside of the ring. Show then exits the ring and begins clearing the Spanish announce table of the top part, microphones and the monitors. Show lifts up Hardy off of the ground and up to his feet. Hardy begins to fight back against The Big Show using right and left handed punches. Hardy kicks Show in the gut. Hardy then backs up slightly and charges at The Big Show. Show grabs a charging Hardy by the throat. Show lifts up Hardy and CHOKESLAMS HARDY THROUGH THE SPANISH ANNOUNCE TABLE!
***Replay is shown of Show’s chokeslam through the table***
The crowd chants “Holy Shit!” as The Big Show stands over Matt Hardy’s broken body. Show then lifts Hardy up off the ground. Show grabs Hardy’s face with his left hand. Show then slaps Hardy with his right back down to the floor. Show gets on a knee and reaches under the ring. Show pulls out a wooden table from under the ring. Show stands up. Show then looks out at the crowd as the audience gives him massive heat. Show then waves his finger to the crowd. Show bends down to a knee and pulls a SECOND table from under the ring. The fans give a mixed reaction to the events. Show throws the first table into the ring. Show then grabs the second table and throws it into the ring. Show then lifts the limp body of Matt Hardy up. Show presses Hardy over his head and tosses him over the top rope into the ring. Show then climbs up onto the apron. Show then climbs into the ring. Show then stands over Hardy and slaps him in the face as the audience gives Show tremendous heat. Hardy gets his foot up and manages to kick Big Show in the crotch, much to the delight of the sold out audience. The audience chants for Hardy as he falls back down to the canvas.
Hardy and Show lay on the ground for several seconds. A large “Lets Go Hardy” chant starts up as Show and Hardy begin to stir. Hardy and Big Show both make it to their feet. Show nails Hardy with a right hand. Hardy comes right back and hits Show with a right hand of his own. Show throws another right hand. Hardy ducks Show’s second right hand and nails him with one more shot with his taped fist. Hardy then begins to unload on The Big Show with several right hands, one after another, after another. Hardy continues the attack as The Big Show is being held up by the ring ropes. Hardy shoots off the opposite ropes. Show tries to catch Matt Hardy coming in and throws a clothesline. Hardy goes under Show’s arm and locks his hands around The Big Show’s neck. Hardy then uses all of his strength and manages to hit Show with the SIDE EFFECT, causing the Indianapolis audience to erupt in cheers.
Hardy then gets back up to his feet and begins to stalk The Big Show. Show manages to make it to his feet. Show turns around and Matt Hardy kicks Show in the gut. Hardy then applies a front face lock on Show and the fans know what’s coming. Hardy attempts to go for the Twist of Fate but The Big Show counters by shoving Hardy off of the ropes. Hardy comes back off the ropes and hits Show with a stiff forearm shot which causes Show to stumble backward. Hardy kicks Show in the gut and applies the front face lock again. Hardy then nails The Big Show with the TWIST OF FATE.
Hardy grabs a table off of the floor and sets it up in the middle of the ring. Hardy then grabs the second table off of the floor and waits on The Big Show to get up to his feet. Show struggles and stumbles up to his feet. Show turns around and Hardy nails Show with a shot from the table. Show stumbles backwards and lands on the set-up table, but the table doesn’t break. Hardy then drops the table, walks over to the corner and climbs to the top turnbuckle. Show grabs the referee by the shirt. Hardy flies off the top rope attempting to put Show through the table with a leg drop. Show pulls the referee on top of him. Hardy hits a flying leg drop off the top turnbuckle which sends BOTH THE REFEREE AND THE BIG SHOW THROUGH THE TABLE!
***Replay of Hardy’s leg drop is shown***
The audience erupts in cheers and starts a “HOLY SHIT!” chant as they stand in amazement of Hardy‘s spectacular move. Matt Hardy, The Big Show, and the referee are all laid out in the ring. After approximately 20 seconds, Matt Hardy is the first of the three to make it back up to his feet. A loud “HARDY!” chant begins as Matt Hardy slowly climbs to the outside of the ring. Hardy gets on a knee and begins searching for something under the ring. After a few seconds of searching under the ring, Matt Hardy pulls out a LADDER. The audience cheers as they realize that Hardy is well adept at using a ladder. The Big Show makes it on his hands and knees.
Matt Hardy shoves the ladder under the bottom rope and into the ring. Hardy then slides in the ring and gets back up to his feet. Hardy then sets the ladder up next to a turnbuckle. The Big Show begins to stir and finally makes it back up to his feet. Hardy runs at The Big Show and attempts a clothesline. Show catches Hardy’s arm, counters and applies his cobra clutch. Show applies more and more force & pressure to the cobra clutch, as Hardy begins to fade. After several intense seconds of the submission hold, Show lifts Hardy up and hits the nasty COBRA CLUTCH BACKBREAKER! Show then tosses Hardy’s limp body across the ring. Show then takes the other table in the ring and sets it up in the middle of the ring. Show then does his signature “chokeslam” pose as the Pay Per View audience showers the 500 pound man in boos.
Hardy slowly makes his way up to his feet with his back facing The Big Show. Hardy turns around and Show grabs him around the throat preparing to hit Hardy with his Showstopper chokeslam. Hardy counters Show’s chokeslam once again by nailing Show with a low blow. Hardy then grabs Show by the head and slams it into the steel ladder, which was set up in the corner. Show stumbles back and lands on the set-up table. Hardy goes over to the corner, climbs onto the ring apron and then climbs onto the turnbuckle. Hardy then climbs from the turnbuckle onto the ladder. Hardy then rung by rung tries to climb to the top of the ladder. Show gets off of the table, walks over to the corner and begins to shake the ladder. Hardy realizing that he may be in trouble, climbs down off the ladder, and onto the apron. Hardy re-enters the ring and The Big Show nails Matt Hardy with a straight right hand. Show then shoots Hardy off of the ropes and catches him with a big boot when he comes back. Show lifts Hardy up and places him on the table set up in the middle of the ring. Show leaves the ring. Slowly climbs up to the top turnbuckle. Show then climbs from the turnbuckle onto the ladder. The fans in attendance begin to stand up as The Big Show begins to climb the ladder rung by rung..
The referee, who was unconscious for this whole time, finally begins to make it back to his feet. Show begins to slowly climb the ladder as Matt Hardy makes it back up to his feet. Hardy climbs the other side of the ladder. Hardy quickly makes it to the top of the ladder. Show and Hardy begin to exchange right hands on the top of the ladder, as the fans cheer on Hardy. Hardy begins to gain the advantage as he nails Show with several stiff forearms. Hardy then puts Show in a front face lock and prepares to nail him with a superplex off of the ladder. The fans start cheering wildly in an anticipation but The Big Show blocks the move and hits Hardy with a punch right in the stomach. Show then grabs Hardy by the throat as the fans groan. SHOW THEN SENDS HARDY OFF OF THE LADDER WITH A CHOKESLAM which causes Hardy to go CRASHING THROUGH THE TABLE SET-UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!
(WINNER: The Big Show at 16:15)
Styles: OH MY GOD!! OH MY GOD!! Hardy may be dead! He just got chokeslammed off of a ladder at least 15 feet by a 500 pound man through a damn table!
Tazz: That was sick! We got to get somebody to check on Matt Hardy out here. Right Now.
***Highlights of the match are shown***
***Hardy goes crashing through the table***
***Show chokeslams Hardy through announce table***
***Hardy’s top rope leg drop onto Show & ref through table***
***SHOW CHOKESLAM OFF LADDER THROUGH TABLE***
EMTs come into the ring to check on Matt Hardy. The EMTs pull out a stretcher and prepare to put Matt on it. The Big Show climbs down off the ladder and chases the EMTs out of the ring. Show then leaves the ring and grabs a steel chair from ringside. Show then re-enters the ring.
Styles: Come on! DAMNIT! This isn’t right! Somebody come help Hardy out here!
Show turns Hardy over onto his stomach. The Big Show then DRILLS Hardy with a steel chair shot to the spine. The fans give tremendous heat. Show then raises the chair up but….
“Booyaka 619” hits. Rey Mysterio runs to the ring, receiving an incredible pop, with steel chair in hand. Mysterio enters the ring. Show swings the chair at Mysterio. Mysterio ducks. Mysterio nails Show with his chair. Mysterio’s chair connects with Show’s chair and Show goes over the top rope and to the floor. Mysterio then goes to check on Hardy.
Styles: Thank God for Rey Mysterio.
Tazz: Absolutely Styles. If it wasn’t for Mysterio we may have witnessed the end of Matt Hardy’s career.
Hardy is then put on a stretcher. On the outside of the ring, Show walks up the ramp, smiling, receiving a boat load of heat. Mysterio stands by Hardy as the EMTs put Hardy on the stretcher. They then wheel Hardy out of the building as the arena applauds.
Tazz: After that choke slam, There’s no telling when we’ll see Matt Hardy back in a SmackDown! ring again.
Styles: After this match, who’s going to want to step into the ring with The Big Show ever again.
***Advertisement airs for SummerSlam***
After the advertisement, we cut to the back as Josh Matthews is standing by.
Matthews: Hi I’m Josh Matthews and I’m standing by with one of the competitors in the World Heavyweight Championship Triple Threat match tonight. Ladies and gentlemen…..King Booker.
The audience boos as Booker comes into screenshot.
Matthews: King Booker, what makes you think that you will walk out of The Great American Bash here tonight wearing the coveted World Heavyweight Championship around your waist?
King Booker: What makes me think that I will walk out of here with the World Heavyweight Championship?! Because I’m King Book-ah. And I’m going out to the ring to face two….PEASANTS in Rey Mysterio and Kurt Angle. And you know why else I KNOW I will win this match, I am the only one of the three who is focused and concentrated on the triple threat here tonight. Rey Mysterio….he’s more focused on making sure his (Booker uses air quotes) “buddy” Matt Hardy doesn’t get hurt in the ring. Mysterio is more worried about his friends than the richest prize in the business. And as for our World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle (Audience pops for Angle’s name). Kurt Angle is a bad-ass. No doubt. Kurt Angle is one of the best of all-time. And in my royal opinion, Kurt Angle is gonna have his own DAMN WING in the WWE Hall of Fame. But the fact of the matter is, Kurt Angle is NOT as good as King Booker. But that’s beside the fact. Kurt is not focused on this match. Kurt is focused on Dave Batista (Pop for Batista’s name) . Kurt is focused on proving he is the true World Heavyweight Champion. But Kurt is going about that the wrong way. Kurt, you are wasting your time talking about Batista because first off, Mark Henry will DEFEAT Batista here tonight and become the #1 contender (Audience boos). And number two You won’t be champion after tonight (Audience boos). Because the new World Heavyweight Champion, will be Kkiiinnnggg Bboookkkeeerrrr!!
Audience gives Booker heat as Booker leaves screenshot.
***We cut back to the arena with Tony Chimel in the middle of the ring.***
Chimel: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the, UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP.
“I love to fight” hits. Finlay makes his way to the ring receiving a decent amount of heat.
Chimel: Introducing the challenger, from Belfast, Ireland, weighing in at 233 pounds, FINLAY!
Finlay enters the ring and places his shillelagh in the corner.
“Soldier” hits. The United States Champion, the intense Bobby Lashley makes his way to the ring receiving a good pop from the Indianapolis audience.
Chimel: And his opponent, from Colorado Springs, Colorado, weighing in at 273 pounds he is the United States Champion, BOBBY LASHLEY!
Tazz: Every time, Bobby Lashley and Finlay wrestle a match against each other, Finlay seems to have Lashley’s number.
Styles: Will that be the case tonight? If so, Finlay will be the new United States Champion.
Finlay vs. Bobby Lashley©
United States Championship
The defending United States Champion Bobby Lashley and the challenger Finlay square off with each other in the middle of the ring. Finlay & Lashley continue to stare each other down for several more seconds, trying to psyche each other out. Finlay then rears his right hand back and slaps the United States Champion, Bobby Lashley right across the face. Crowd lets out a collective “Oh” in response to Finlay’s blatant disrespect of the champion. Lashley rubs the side of his face as Finlay starts to laugh. The U.S. Champion then grabs “The Fighting Irishman” by the throat and backs him into the corner with an extreme amount of force. The referee tries to pull the two aggressive wrestlers apart and he struggles to get in between the two men. Finlay reaches over the referee and nails Lashley with a cheap right hand, much to the chagrin of the audience. Finlay then comes out of the corner and kicks Lashley right in the gut. Finlay then hits Lashley with another stiff right hand. Finlay backs Lashley into the ropes and shoots him off with an Irish whip. Lashley flies off the ropes on the opposite end of the ring and floors the #1 contender with a flying shoulder tackle much to the delight of the crowd.
The Champion Lashley and the challenger Finlay both quickly get back up to their feet. Lashley grabs Finlay and slams him back down to the canvas with a body slam. Lashley then quickly covers Finlay.
Two……Finlay kicks out.
Finlay then stays on the mat but rolls to his right and keeps rolling until he is on the outside of the ring. Finlay attempts to recover and refocus on the outside of the ring as the audience gives Finlay major league heat. Lashley tries to go after Finlay on the outside but the referee stops Lashley from going. The audience begins a “FINLAY SUCKS!” chant as Finlay remains on the outside. The referee turns around from Lashley and begins his ten count. 1.…2.…3.…4...Lashley shoves the referee out of the way and goes to the outside of the ring to chase Finlay. Finlay hits Lashley with a thumb to the eye as soon as Lashley comes down off of the apron. Finlay then grabs Lashley by the back of the head and slams it into the steel steps. The referee begins his count again. 1.…Lashley attempts to shake off the steel step shot but Finlay slams his head into the steps again causing Lashley to go down to one knee. 2.…Finlay rolls into the ring. 3.…..4.…Lashley makes it back to his feet. Lashley shakes his head, trying to get “the cobwebs” out. Finlay shoots off of the ropes and attempts to nail Lashley with a baseball slide. Lashley sidesteps him and pulls Finlay out of the ring by his feet. Lashley wraps his arms around Finlay’s waist, pops his hips, lifts Finlay up and drills him with a Belly-to-Belly suplex. The crowd lets out a tremendous pop as Finlay hits the ground hard.
The referee begins his ten count again because Finlay broke it up. 1.…Lashley picks Finlay off of the ground and throws him back in the ring. 2.….Lashley follows Finlay and crawls into the ring. Lashley then covers Finlay trying to capitalize on the belly-to-belly suplex on the outside.
Finlay barely manages to get a shoulder up. Lashley stays focused and lifts Finlay off of the mat. Lashley shoots Finlay into the corner. Lashley then charges into the corner with an attempt at a shoulder tackle. Finlay avoids Lashley’s contact and the United States. Champion goes flying right shoulder first into the steel ring post. The audience lets out a loud groan at the sound of Lashley’s right shoulder smacking the ring post. Finlay capitalizes by grabbing Lashley and throwing him down to the canvas. Finlay then covers Lashley.
Lashley kicks out and then the United States Champion clutches at his right shoulder in pain. Finlay gets back to his feet. Finlay pulls Lashley’s arm out, laying it flat on the mat. Finlay then smiles and stomps on Lashley’s arm. Lashley grabs his arm in pain. Finlay then continues to work on Lashley’s arm / shoulder by applying a key lock on the champion. The referee asks Lashley if he wants to give up. Lashley shakes his head and screams out no. Lashley slowly begins to power his way up to his feet as the fans begin to cheer. Finlay breaks the hold, turns Lashley around, and drills him with a nasty looking European Uppercut which causes Lashley to stumble backward. Finlay then grabs Lashley’s right arm and plants him with a DDT on his right arm . Finlay covers Lashley.
Lashley just manages to kick out but Lashley’s facial expression shows that he is in an extreme amount of pain. Finlay turns Lashley onto his stomach. Finlay then applies a Fujiwara armbar to Lashley’s right arm. The referee asks Lashley if he wants to give up the match. Lashley says no.
Styles: He’s got that Fujiwara armbar applied to perfection. Lashley’s going to have to reach the ropes.
Tazz: Styles, I’ve given this move and I’ve been given this move. This hurts like hell. Trust me.
Lashley slowly begins to drag his body across the canvas with his left arm. Finlay, seeing that Lashley is trying the ropes applies even MORE pressure to the hold. Lashley screams out in pain as the audience starts a “Lets go Lashley!” chant. The U.S. Champion continues to crawl towards the ropes. After several more seconds, Lashley reaches out and grabs the bottom rope receiving a huge pop from the fans in attendance. Even though Lashley reaches the ropes, Finlay refuses to relinquish the hold. The referee begins his count. 1.…..2.…..3.……4.….Finlay lets go of the Fujiwara armbar. Finlay, frustrated, goes to the corner, bends down and picks up his shillelagh. Finlay walks back over to “The Real Deal”. Finlay rears back his shillelagh, lifts it over his head and prepares to swing it. The referee grabs the shillelagh and prevents Finlay from swinging it. The referee takes the shillelagh and puts it back in the corner. Finlay gets in the referee’s face. The two argue for a bit until Finlay gets upset and pushes the ref. The referee pushes Finlay back causing Finlay to back up into Lashley who applies a school boy.
Finlay barely kicks out. Finlay and Lashley both make it back to their feet. Finlay tries to hit a clothesline on Lashley. Lashley goes low and hits Finlay with a duck under Northern Lights release suplex. Finlay gets back to his feet. Lashley goes over to Finlay and hits his patented one-arm trap belly-to-belly suplex on Finlay. Lashley then begins shaking his right arm, trying to get it loose as the challenger, Finlay, slowly gets back up to his feet. Lashley charges right at Finlay and hits him with a devastating Spear. The crowd erupts as Lashley covers Finlay.
The referee says that Finlay barely got his shoulder up before the three count. The crowd boos the referee’s decision before a “BULLSHIT!” chant gets started by the fans. Lashley looks at the referee with a shocked look on his face. The referee holds up two fingers trying to explain to the United States Champion that it was only a two count. Finlay slowly makes it to his feet and struggles to walk over to the corner while Lashley is talking to the referee. Finlay starts taking the protective turnbuckle pad off of the turnbuckle. Finlay then plays possum by just standing there with his back in the corner. Lashley stops talking to the referee and angrily walks over to Finlay. Finlay catches the champion coming in, grabs Lashley by his legs and hits him with a one-man flapjack. Lashley goes face first onto the exposed turnbuckle. Lashley then falls back down to the canvas on his back limp and maybe unconscious. Finlay goes over and covers Lashley to a ridiculous amount of heat from the audience.
Lashley kicks out of the cover to a tremendous pop. Finlay gets up off of the mat and stares a hole through the referee. The referee tells Finlay that Lashley kicked out at two. Finlay backs the referee back into a corner and yells at him. Lashley gets back up to his feet and charges at Finlay. Finlay sidesteps Lashley. Lashley stops his momentum and stops himself before he goes crashing into the referee. Finlay nails Lashley with a low blow as the referee’s view was blocked by Lashley’s large body. Finlay turns Lashley around, struggles but manages to lift Lashley up and hit THE CELTIC CROSS on Lashley. The crowd boos loudly at Finlay’s underhanded tactics. Finlay crawls over and covers Lashley.
Lashley kicks out once again. The crowd erupts as the fan favorite of the match, Lashley, kicks out of another pinfall. Finlay looks around the ring with a shocked look on his face. The crowd begins a “LASHLEY!” chant. Finlay exits the ring and walks over towards the announce position. Finlay kicks ring announcer, Tony Chimel, out of his seat and grabs the steel chair. Finlay then re-enters the ring with steel chair in hand. Finlay pushes the referee out of the way and into the corner. The referee hits the corner hard and falls down to the canvas. Finlay then charges at Lashley. Lashley kicks Finlay in the gut before Finlay can swing the chair. Lashley then tucks Finlay between his legs. Lashley then picks him up and drills him with THE DOMINATOR! Lashley covers Finlay but the referee is down. The audience counts the three count for Lashley but it obviously doesn’t count. Lashley gets up and goes over and tries to revive the referee. Finlay slowly crawls over to the chair he brought into the ring. Finlay picks up the chair and swings it at Lashley. Lashley catches the chair and snatches it away from Finlay. The Little Bastard comes from under the ring. The Little Bastard then enters the ring to a minor pop. Lashley turns around and DRILLS The Little Bastard in the head with a STEEL CHAIR SHOT!
Styles: OH MY GAWD!!
The crowd absolutely goes nuts for Lashley‘s chair shot on The Little Bastard. Lashley poses for the fans as he is being showered in cheers. Finlay picks up his shillelagh from the ground. Lashley turns around. Finlay hits Lashley’s chair with the shillelagh causing the chair to smack Lashley right in the face. Lashley falls limp to the ground as the impact from the chair and the shillelagh knocks the United States Champion, unconscious. Finlay then throws the shillelagh out of the ring and falls on top of Lashley. The referee begins to recover and crawls over to Lashley and Finlay. The referee slowly counts the cover.
(WINNER & NEW United States Champion: Finlay via pinfall at 15:26)
Styles: DAMN IT! Finlay just screwed Lashley out of the U.S. Title.
Tazz: Finlay did it! That was a nasty shot from that shillelagh onto the steel chair. Lashley’s out cold.
***A replay is shown of the end of the match***
Styles: Whether we like it or not, “The Fighting Irish Bastard” is the new United States Champion.
***Public service announcement airs: “Don’t try this at home.”***
***We cut to the backstage area where Josh Matthews is standing by***
Matthews: Hello, everyone. Once again, this is Josh Matthews and I am standing by with another competitor in the main-event triple threat World Championship match. Ladies and gentlemen, Rey Mysterio.
Mysterio walks into screenshot receiving a huge pop.
Matthews: Rey, I’ve gotta ask you about your thoughts going into the biggest match of your career.
Mysterio: Josh, your right, this is the biggest match in my career. You see, at WrestleMania 22, I came up a little bit short in the World Title match. You see our current champion, Kurt Angle made Randy Orton tap out in that triple threat match that I was involved in. But you see tonight is going to be different because tonight I’m not going to give Angle a chance to defeat King Booker. Because I’m going to go out there and nail Booker T and Kurt Angle with the 6.…..1.…..9 (Crowd pops). And then I will prove that dreams do come true. And then Rey Mysterio will be the new World Heavyweight Champion.
Audience cheers as Rey Mysterio walks off of the screen.
***We cut back to ringside***
Styles: Those word coming from a very confident and popular underdog, Rey Mysterio. But coming up next, The Great Khali versus “The Phenom” The Undertaker. BURIED ALIVE! Now lets take a look back and see how we have gotten to this point.
***Recap of the Undertaker-Great Khali feud is shown***
***The Great Khali debuts by interfering in a WrestleMania rematch featuring Mark Henry and The Undertaker. Khali destroys The Undertaker***
***The Great Khali dominates and defeats The Undertaker at Judgment Day***
***Khali and Daivari mock & challenge The Undertaker to appear for weeks. Taker never shows***
***Undertaker voice plays over the loudspeaker and Taker challenges The Great Khali to Buried Alive match***
***The final SmackDown! before The Great American Bash, The Great Khali comes to the ring without Daivari. A video vignette plays showing Daivari being thrown into a grave and then being Buried Alive***
***We cut back to ringside***
Styles: Its time for the first of our three main events here tonight.
Tazz: I’ve got goose bumps man! You ready, Styles!
Styles: Hell yeah, I’m ready! Daivari down! Khali next!
Chimel: The following contest is the BURIED ALIVE MATCH. (Loud pop from the audience). The only way to win this match is to throw your opponent in the grave and then bury him alive.
The camera pans over to show the grave area where one of the two men will be buried alive. The camera shows the dirt that will be used and the shovel. The camera then closes up on the tombstone which shows the names of both The Undertaker and The Great Khali on it.
“Punjab” hits to some mild heel heat. The Great Khali makes his way down to the ring without Daivari by his side.
Chimel: Introducing first, accompanied by his manager Daivari, he stands at 7’3” weighing in at 430 pounds, THE GREAT KHALI!
Khali steps over the top rope and enters the ring. Khali stares a hole through the audience as an “Undertaker” chant begins.
GONG!! “Deadman” hits to a tremendous ovation. The arena goes dark as The Undertaker very slowly makes his way to the ring.
Chimel: Hailing from Death Valley, weighing in at 305 pounds…..THE UNDERTAKER!!! (Loud pop)
Taker climbs the steel steps and raises his hands, causing the lights to come back on. Taker enters the ring and takes off his jacket and hat, receiving a huge pop from the fans. Taker then hands his garments to the referee. The bell rings….
The Great Khali vs. The Undertaker
Buried Alive Match
Undertaker and The Great Khali get face to face (or face to neck as it were) to start the match off. Taker rears his right hand back and drills Khali with a shot to the face but The Great Khali isn’t fazed by Undertaker’s punch. Undertaker gets a angry look on his face, pulls his right hand back again and swings at Khali again. Khali is once again unfazed by The Undertaker’s attack. Taker decides to abandon this attack, runs, and shoots himself off of the ropes and at Khali. Khali attempts to clothesline Taker. Taker ducks the lariat and shoots off the opposite ropes. Taker then jumps up and hits Khali with his patented flying clothesline.
Undertaker then begins to stomp away on the chest of The Great Khali. Taker tries to get Khali to his feet but Khali is struggling. Khali hits Taker with a low blow. Khali gets back to his feet. Khali then begins to stomp away on the Undertaker. The crowd begins to get restless with the slow pace of this match-up. The crowd begins a low “BORING!” chant as they watch Khali’s uninspired offense. Khali then attempts to kick Taker in the face but he misses by a good six inches. The audience begins to boo this match-up which is not coming off well at all.
The Great Khali lifts The Undertaker up and throws him into the corner. Khali then wraps his right hand around the “Deadman’s” throat. Khali then lets Taker go out of the choke and replaces his hand with his huge right boot. The audience continues to boo The Great Khali’s unimaginative offense. A small “You Can’t Wrestle” is started by a small portion of the arena. Khali lets Taker go out of the corner. Taker stumbles straight forward and falls flat on his face.
The Great Khali tries to get the audience back in the match up and begins to taunt the crowd. The crowd continues to chant. “BORING! BORING!” The Undertaker rolls over on to his back and sits up which receives a decent pop from the crowd. The Undertaker gets back up to his feet. Taker begins to quickly throws right and left hands at Khali, which Khali sells horribly. Taker backs up and hits Khali with a running boot to the face. Khali hesitates for a second and then goes over the top rope. Taker shakes his head in frustration at how bad his opponent, Khali, is in the ring. Taker runs then shoots off of the ropes and flies over the top rope with a suicide dive. Khali catches Taker in his arms and then slams Taker’s back hard into the ring post.
Khali then carries Taker towards the grave site. The audience showers Khali in heat as they realize that The Undertaker is in trouble. Khali then slams Taker on the pile of dirt which is set up right next to the grave site. Khali then picks up the shovel and waits for Taker to get back to his feet. Taker slowly gets back up and when he does Khali drills The Undertaker with the shovel, busting Taker open the “hardway”. Taker holds his head in pain. Khali drops the shovel and then rolls Taker into the grave. Khali picks the shovel back up. Khali then begins to shovel dirt onto The Undertaker.
The Undertaker’s right hand shoots up out of the grave, which receives a good pop from the sold out audience. Taker then climbs out of the grave and goes right back at The Great Khali. Taker throws several right hands at Khali. Khali takes a big, yet awkward, right hand at Taker. Taker ducks and throws several more punches at Khali. Taker then slightly backs up and kicks Khali square in the face causing Khali to stumble backward. Taker then picks up the shovel and drills Khali with a nasty shot but the Great Khali doesn’t go down. Taker drops the shovel and grabs Khali around the throat and chokeslams Khali into the grave, receiving a huge pop from the crowd. Taker then begins to shovel dirt into the grave. After about a couple of minutes, The Great Khali is finally BURIED ALIVE.
(WINNER: Undertaker at 5:32)
Styles: HE DID IT! The Undertaker has finally defeated The Great Khali!
Tazz: The Great Khali has been buried alive. First Daivari and now Khali, The Undertaker is finally able to move on.
The Undertaker walks up the ramp and towards the back. Taker raises his right hand into the air before he walks into the back.
***We cut to the backstage area into the GM’s office***
Long: What a Pay-Per-View this has been! And we still got two main events still to go. I can’t wait.
There’s a knock on Teddy Long’s door.
Long: Come in.
The door opens and in walks the man at the door.
Long: Chris Sabin, how you doin’ playa’. Glad you could make it here tonight.
Chris Sabin: I’m fine, Teddy. Thanks for asking. I can’t wait to have my debut match on SmackDown!
Long: Well, I can’t wait. Friday Night. 8:00. SmackDown!
Another knock on the door.
Long: Come in.
The Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms enters Teddy Long’s office.
Gregory Helms: Great call out there tonight, Teddy. Gregory Helms remains the longest reigning Cruiserweight Champion ever.
Long: I’m kind of busy right now playa’.
Helms: With what? Talking to this chump. I’m the Cruiserweight Cham…
Sabin: Who you calling a chump?
Helms: Listen kid. Don’t get yourself beat down right here. This ain’t some small promotion in Orlando, Florida. This is the big time.
Sabin: Well, I’m scheduled to make my debut on this upcoming SmackDown! How about I have my first match ever against the longest reigning Cruiserweight Champion, YOU!
Helms: You know what kid. You’re on!
Sabin: That’s what I’m talking about.
Helms: Non-title match. Of course.
Long: So its settled. Gregory Helms vs. Chris Sabin this Friday night on SmackDown! Holla! Holla! Holla!
***We cut to the backstage area with Kristal Marshall***
Kristal: Ladies and gentlemen, “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry.
Mark Henry comes into screenshot receiving tremendous heat.
Henry: Kristal, there’s no need to ask me a question. Tonight we see the end of Dave Batista. I put Batista out of action for six months, SIX MONTHS, in January. He lost it all. He lost his top spot in the WWE. He wasn’t making all that money from his merchandise. I took away his livelihood. But you see, Batista should have stayed at home. BATISTA, you should’ve kept your ass at home. Nooooo! Batista decided that he needed to come back for revenge. Batista, that was the worst mistake of your life. Tonight, I put you out of your misery. Tonight, I put “The Animal” down! Not only do I take away your livelihood, I take away your LIFE!
Henry walks away to momentous heat from the crowd.
***We cut back to ringside***
Styles: This match is a little bit personal, Tazz.
Tazz: Yeah, only a little bit!
Styles: Lets see how this extremely personal rivalry came about.
***Recap of the Batista-Mark Henry feud is shown***
***December 30th, 2005: Mark Henry returns to the WWE by costing Batista and Rey Mysterio their WWE Tag Team Championships. Henry interferes in the match-up, powerslamming Batista allowing Mercury to get the pin***
***January 6th, 2006: The following week on SmackDown!, Batista and Mysterio once again challenge for the WWE Tag Team Championship against MNM, except this time it’s a steel cage match. Towards the end of the match, Henry comes down to the ring. Henry rips the door off of the steel cage. Henry then drills Batista with the steel cage, costing his team the match. After the match, Batista is shown holding his arm.***
***January 13th, 2006: On SmackDown!, Batista gives up the World Heavyweight Championship he had held since WrestleMania 21. Batista promises that he would be back to reclaim his World Title once he recovers from his triceps surgery***
***JANUARY-JUNE: Mark Henry goes on a rampage through SmackDown! after Batista is off SmackDown! Henry takes out superstars like The Undertaker, Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit and Paul Birchill.***
***July 7th, 2006: “The Animal” Batista returns to SmackDown! And immediately attempts to destroy Mark Henry. Batista and Henry have a pull apart brawl which takes security, referees, and several wrestlers to stop***
***July 14th, 2006: Batista and Henry once again have a massive brawl. “The Animal” and “The World’s Strongest Man” take out several referees and security guards in an attempt to get at each other***
***July 21st, 2006: Mark Henry attacks Batista in the parking lot. Batista and Henry brawl in the parking lot until Batista slams Henry’s face through the car window. Batista continues to beat down Henry until security comes and breaks it up. Henry laughs as blood drips from his face.***
Styles: I can’t wait to see this match-up.
Tazz: Six months in the making and it finally happens tonight.
Styles: Will Mark Henry’s path of destruction continue on to SummerSlam where he will have a shot at the title or will Batista win this match-up and get a chance to win HIS title back?
Tazz: Main event number two is next!
Chimel: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is a No Disqualification match scheduled for one fall and the winner receives a World Heavyweight Championship match at SummerSlam.
“Some Bodies Gonna Get It” hits to tremendous heat. “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry makes his way down to the ring amongst boos from the sold out audience.
Chimel: Introducing first, hailing from Silsbee, Texas, weighing in at 400 pounds, he is “The World’s Strongest Man” MARK HENRY!
Henry enters the ring and awaits for “The Animal” Batista to make his entrance.
Styles: There he is. The man who took out The Undertaker for a time. The man who took out Chris Benoit, who returns later tonight. And the man who took Batista and with one shot with a steel door took everything from him. His Title, his main event spot, his livelihood.
“I Walk Alone” blasts over the loudspeaker, receiving a monstrous pop from the fans. Batista exits the backstage area and makes his way onto the stage. Batista’s pyro goes off but Batista does not pose for the fans. Batista slowly and methodically walks towards the ring receiving a tremendous ovation from the fans.
Chimel: And introducing his opponent, making his way to the ring hailing from Washington D.C., weighing in at 300 pounds, he is the former World Heavyweight Champion, “The Animal” BATISTA!
“The Animal” Batista slides under the bottom rope and immediately goes at Mark Henry.
Batista vs. Mark Henry
No Disqualification match
(The winner receives a World Heavyweight Championship match at SummerSlam)
“The Animal” Batista and “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry exchange right hands as soon as the bell rings to start this highly anticipated match up. Batista begins to get the better of the exchange. Batista backs Henry up into the corner with a right hand…and then another…and then another. Batista then lowers his level and drills Henry with several shoulder thrusts. The referee tries to get in between the two large grapplers. Batista turns around and nails the referee with a huge right hand. Batista then lifts the referee up and sets him up in a power bomb position.
Styles: What the hell? Batista has snapped.
Tazz: Damn he snapped quick. He’s gonna break Korderis in half.
Henry comes up from behind Batista and hits him with a double axe handle to the back which knocks Batista down to the canvas. Henry then continues the attack and starts stomping on the back of Batista. Henry lifts Batista off of the ground and then “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry shoots Batista into the corner. Henry charges into the corner and squashes Batista with an “Avalanche” splash which causes “The Animal” to collapse in the corner. Henry then yells at the top of his lungs, “Its time for me to finish this. Batista is done. ITS OVER BATISTA!”
Henry exits the ring and walks over to Tony Chimel. Henry throws Chimel off of his chair and picks it up. Henry then enters the ring with steel chair in hand. As soon as Henry steps foot in the ring. Batista drills him with a devastating Spear. Batista then covers Henry.
Batista lets go of the cover! Batista, wanting to inflict more damage on “The World’s Strongest Man” waits for Henry to make it back up to a vertical stance. Henry struggles to get back to his feet. Batista swings the steel chair and drills Henry right in the head. Batista then lifts the chair high in the air, much to the delight of the sold out arena. Henry lays on the ground, unconscious. Batista leaves the ring. Batista climbs down from the apron and begins to search for something under the ring. After several seconds of searching, Batista pulls out a table from under the ring. The audience begins cheering wildly as “The Animal” is about to inflict some damage to Henry.
Styles: We have never seen this side of Batista. Batista has gone absolutely nuts in trying to destroy Mark Henry. Henry is already a bloody mess after that nasty steel chair shot from Batista.
Tazz: Six months, Styles. Six months.
Batista throws the table into the ring as Mark Henry begins to struggle back up to his feet. Batista slides into the ring and begins to set up the wooden table. Henry hits Batista with a clothesline from behind, sending Batista crashing down to the canvas. Henry then finishes setting up the table that “The Animal” started setting up. “The World’s Strongest Man” then lifts Batista off the ground and then off of his feet and hits The World’s Strongest Slam. Henry covers Batista.
Batista kicks out! The crowd erupts as Batista kicks out of Henry’s finishing maneuver. Henry looks upset but then a smile comes over his face. Henry gets back up to his feet and begins laughing. Henry walks over to the ropes and begins to shake them violently. Henry turns back around to Batista and gives the “Thumbs up, THUMBS DOWN” sign, as the fans give Henry a remarkable amount of heat. Henry then lifts Batista back on his feet and sticks him between his legs.
Henry attempts to lift Batista up for the Batista Bomb but “The Animal” blocks it. Batista then tries to perform a back drop through the table but he can’t get Henry up and over. Batista gets up from in between Henry’s legs and throws some more right hands at Henry. Batista shoots off the ropes and flattens Henry with a massive clothesline. The camera gets close enough to the action to hear what Batista is yelling at Henry, “Get up mother fuck*r!” Henry gets back to his feet and Batista catches him with a Huge Spinebuster. Batista then covers “The World’s Strongest Man.”
Henry kicks out! The crowd boos the referee as they felt it was a three count. Batista looks at the referee frustrated. Batista yells at the referee, Jimmy Korderis, “That was a three count!” Korderis yells back, “It was two. Get out of my face.” Batista looks around and then kicks Korderis in the gut. Batista then shoves Korderis between his legs. The crowd erupts as they await what “The Animal” is going to do to the referee. Batista lifts Korderis up and POWERBOMBS HIM THROUGH THE TABLE!
Styles: OH MY GOD! Korderis is broken in half. How many people are going to be put through tables here tonight?
Several EMTs run down to ringside to check on Korderis. Batista stares at Korderis’ body for a second and then goes back over to Henry. A loud “BATISTA!” chant starts up as the rabid “Indy” audience shows little remorse for the referee. The EMTs manage to get Korderis up on the stretcher and wheel him out of the building. The fans sing “Na Na…” as Korderis is being wheeled out of the ringside area. Batista walks back over to Henry. “The World’s Strongest Man” grabs Batista coming in and uses his momentum to send “The Animal” flying to the outside of the ring. A second referee, Charles Robinson, comes down and slides into the ring. Henry gets back up to his feet and follows Batista to the outside. Henry lifts Batista up. Henry wraps his arms around “The Animal” and drives his back into the ring post.
Henry doesn’t let go and drives Batista into the ring post again. The audience gets real quiet as they slowly begin to realize that this is the exact same way that Mark Henry took out Chris Benoit and Paul Birchill. Batista crumbles down to the mat on the outside. Henry walks towards the ring steps and picks them up. Henry throws the steps over the top rope and into the ring. Henry then lifts Batista up and easily flings him into the ring. Henry picks up the steps and waits in the corner. Batista gets back up to his feet. Henry THROWS the ring steps at Batista but Batista avoids the contact. Batista flips Henry the middle finger which causes the arena to erupt in cheers. In a fit of rage, Henry charges at Batista. Batista lifts Mark Henry up and drills Henry with a Spinebuster.
Batista picks up the steel steps which Henry threw at Batista only a moment earlier. Batista waits on Henry as “The World’s Strongest Man” struggles to get back up to his feet. Henry turns around and when he does Batista drills him with the steel steps. Batista throws the steps down and leaves the ring. Batista walks around the ring and grabs the base of the steel steps from ringside and slides them into the ring. Batista re-enters the ring. Batista violently shakes the ropes as the fans go crazy. Batista turns around and gives the “Thumbs up…thumbs down” sign. Batista stalks Henry and waits for him to get back up. Henry gets back to his feet and turns around. Batista lifts Henry up and DRILLS HIM WITH A SPINEBUSTER ON THE BASE OF THE STEEL STEPS! The audience goes absolutely crazy as Batista yells and then covers Henry.
Styles: OH MY GOD! The cover…
(WINNER & New number 1 contender for the World Heavyweight Championship: Batista via pinfall at 11:36)
Styles: He did it! Batista has bloodied and battered Mark Henry and is now one step closer to regaining his World Heavyweight Championship.
A close up of Henry’s face is shown.
Tazz: Look at him. Jesus Christ. He’s like a shell of his former self.
***Recap of the match is shown***
***Batista bloodies Mark Henry with a steel chair shot***
***Henry hits The World’s Strongest Slam which Batista kicks out of***
***Batista power bombs referee through table***
***Batista pins Henry after Spinebuster on steel base***
Batista stands over Henry for a couple of seconds as he admires his handiwork. Batista then leaves the ring, motioning with his hands that he wants the World Heavyweight title.
***Advertisement airs: Don’t Try This At Home!***
***We cut back to ringside with Mark Henry still in the ring***
Henry: Its not going down like that! That win didn’t mean nothing. BATISTA! I’m still standing! You can’t defeat me! I’m still the biggest and baddest thing in the WWE! Batista that wasn’t nothing but a fluke. I took out YOU OUT! I took out The Undertaker! I took out Kurt Angle! I took out that damn pirate, Paul Birchill! I took out “The Rabid Wolverine” Chris….
“Whatever” blasts over the P.A. system, receiving a thunderous ovation!
Styles: Tazz! Tazz! Look its CHRIS BENOIT!
Tazz: “The Rabid Wolverine” is back and ready to go.
Chris Benoit runs down the ramp and slides into the ring. Henry takes a huge swing at Benoit. Benoit ducks the right hand and immediately starts to light up “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry with knife edged chops. Benoit continues to hit more chops, backing Henry up into the ropes. Benoit then clotheslines Henry over the top rope. The fans begin a loud “Benoit !” chant. Henry begins to head back up the ramp as Chris Benoit grabs a microphone from ringside.
Chris Benoit: MARK HENRY! MARK HENRY!…(BENOIT! BENOIT! BENOIT! BENOIT!)I am going to break your damn neck (Loud pop)! I am going to break your damn arm! I am going to put you out just like you did me! If you think what Dave Batista did to you tonight was bad, it will look like a walk in the park once I get you in this ring (Monstrous Ovation)! “The Wolverine” is back and I’m going to take you OUT!
Benoit drops the microphone and stares a whole through Henry. Henry shakes his head in disbelief as he stares at Benoit.
***We cut to the backstage area with Josh Matthews standing by***
Matthews: Ladies and gentlemen, the final competitor in the Triple Threat World Heavyweight Title match, the current World Heavyweight Champion, “The Wrestling Machine” Kurt Angle!
Kurt Angle comes into screenshot, receiving a huge ovation from the sold out audience.
Matthews: Kurt, tonight is a huge night. You head into a triple threat match against two of the best wrestlers in the world today, Rey Mysterio and King Booker. How will you overcome these odds?
Kurt Angle: January 6th. I eliminated 19 men and won a Battle Royal to win the World Heavyweight Championship. January 29th. I retained the title by defeating Mark Henry at the Royal Rumble. February 19th. I retained the title by defeating The Undertaker at No Way Out. April 2nd. I retained the title by defeating Randy Orton at WrestleMania 22. May 21st . I retained the title by defeating Chris Benoit at Judgment Day. June 30th. I retained the title by defeating The Big Show on SmackDown!. Josh, plain and simple, I’m unstoppable (The audience pops huge for Angle‘s confidence). I’m quite simply the best wrestler on the planet today (Good pop). King Booker and Rey Mysterio are both great, great wrestlers. They just can’t touch me. So I’m going to tell you how its going to go down tonight. I’m going to go out there and run through Booker and Mysterio like a hot knife through butter (Good pop). Then, I’m going to go on to SummerSlam, the biggest party of the summer, and I’m going to run through Dave Batista (mixed reaction). I noticed some fans booing me for that last statement. That’s part of the problem I have at this very moment. People seem to think that Batista deserves to still be the World Heavyweight Champion because he never lost the title. I even heard Joey Styles refer to the title as “HIS title” earlier tonight. Well, guess what Batista. Come SummerSlam that’s no longer an excuse. Because it doesn’t matter who you are. King Booker, Rey Mysterio, or Dave Batista you will all fall to “The Wrestling Machine!” (Angle puts his mouthpiece in) YEAH!!!!
Angle walks away to great ovation from the crowd.
Styles: Intensity! Some extreme intensity shown by “The Wrestling Machine”. Well folks coming up next, our final main event. Our biggest main event. Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio, King Booker. Three men, One title. Who’s going to walk out of Indianapolis, Indiana with the World Title.
Tazz: Each of these men wants to become the World Heavyweight Champion to prove their the best in the business.
***Video package plays***
Narrator: Three men.
*Shot of Angle, Mysterio, & Booker*
Narrator: One prize.
*Shot of the World Heavyweight Title*
Narrator: Each man…a different agenda.
Angle: I’m going to prove that I am the one and ONLY true World Heavyweight Champion!
Booker: I will rule over SmackDown! with an iron fist after I become the World Heavyweight Champion!
Mysterio: I will win this match and prove dreams do come true.
Narrator: Each man has a will, a drive and a determination that will not allow them to fail in their endeavors.
Booker: I’m the best in the business.
Mysterio: I’m the best in the business.
Angle: I’m the best in the business.
*Shot of Angle giving the Angle Slam to Mysterio*
Angle: No remorse!
*Shot of Booker giving the Royal Bookend to Angle*
Booker: No regrets.
*Shot of Mysterio giving 619 to Booker*
Mysterio: No turning back.
Narrator: Tonight, A champion…..
*Shot of Angle*
Narrator: Will be…….
*Shot of Mysterio*
*Shot of Booker*
Angle/Mysterio/Booker simultaneously: I will walk out of The Great American Bash, the World Heavyweight Champion.
***We cut back to ringside***
Styles: We heard from all three men in this huge match up. Our third and final main event, our biggest main event. The World Heavyweight Championship is on the line. Three of the best wrestlers in the world today. Three future Hall of Famers going at it here for the World Title. Tazz, what do each of these men need to do to win this match. Lets start with Rey Mysterio.
Tazz: I know its obvious but Rey Mysterio has got to use his speed if he wants to win this match. As athletically gifted and quick both Kurt Angle and King Booker are, Mysterio still has a decided speed advantage over the two of them. If Mysterio can use his speed and quickness to stay off the mat and avoid the kicks by Booker, Mysterio can walk out the champion.
Styles: What does King Booker have to do win this match?
Tazz: Booker has got to use his length in this match. Booker has got those long arms and those long legs. He’s got to use that to his advantage. If Booker can stay away from Angle’s takedown tactics or by neutralizing Mysterio’s speed by hitting them with a sidekick as there coming in, Booker can take this thing.
Styles: What about the World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle? What should he do to keep his title?
Tazz: Kurt needs to do what ever the hell he’s been doing for the past six months. I’m telling you. I know what I said that Rey and Booker need to do this and they need to do that but the fact is that Booker and Mysterio are in trouble. Angle is unstoppable plain and simple. This match might not last five minutes.
Chimel: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the World Heavyweight Championship.
“Booyaka 619” hits to a great pop from the Indianapolis audience. Rey Mysterio pops out from under the stage to a great ovation. Mysterio walks down the ramp and enters the ring. Mysterio climbs the turnbuckle and does his signature pose.
Styles: Can the impossible dream come true? Can Rey Mysterio become the smallest World Heavyweight Champion in history?
“Royalty” hits to tremendous heat. King Booker (with Queen Sharmell, the NEW United States Champion Finlay, and Sir William Regal) makes his way to the ring. Booker enters the ring while his court stays on the outside. Regal grabs a microphone from ringside.
William Regal: All hail King Booker! All hail King Booker! All hail King Booker! All hail King Booker!
Styles: Can King Booker become “King of the World” here tonight?
Tazz: He’s got a shot.
There is a long silence as Booker and Mysterio wait in the ring. A very loud “ANGLE!” chant starts as the two competitors for the title wait for the World Heavyweight Champion to make his entrance. There is about five more seconds of silence before….. “Medal” blasts over the loudspeaker which receives an Ungodly pop, the loudest ovation of the night.
Styles: Damn! The roof is coming off of this place.
The World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle makes his way out of the backstage area. Angle comes to the ramp area and does his pose. Angle’s huge pyro goes off which receives another loud pop from the fans. Angle makes his way down to the ring. Angle enters the ring and poses on all four turnbuckles with the World Title. Angle gets down from the turnbuckle and hands the title to the referee.
Chimel: The following contest is a triple threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship!
The fans cheer loudly as the referee lifts Kurt Angle’s World Title high above his head.
Chimel: Introducing challenger number one, hailing from San Diego, California (Good pop), weighing in at 165 pounds, he is a former 8-time Cruiserweight Champion, a former 4-time WWE Tag Team Champion and the winner of the 2006 Royal Rumble, REY MYSTERIO (great pop)!
Mysterio plays to the crowd as they give him a good ovation.
Chimel: And introducing challenger number two, hailing from Houston, Texas, weighing in at 250 pounds, he is a former 5-time WCW Champion, he is a former 14-time tag team champion, and the 2006 King of the Ring, KING BOOKER (loud heat)!
Booker gives his parade wave to the crowd as he is showered in heat.
Chimel: And introducing their opponent (good pop), hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he is a Grand Slam Champion, a former King of the Ring, he is a former WWE Champion, WCW Champion, and he is the reigning and defending World Heavyweight Champion, not to mention a 1996 Olympic Gold Medallist (Good pop), he is “The Wrestling Machine”, KURT ANGLE (monstrous pop)!
Angle raises his hands in the air as the fans go crazy.
Styles: Here we go! World Heavyweight Title on the line. Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio and King Booker cap off what has been an absolutely fantastic Pay-Per-View. Our final main-event, the final match.
Tazz: I’m ready! lets go.
The bell rings…..
Kurt Angle© vs. Rey Mysterio vs. King Booker
Triple Threat Match
World Heavyweight Championship
Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio and King Booker all have a stare down in the middle of the ring. Booker and Angle get face-to-face. Mysterio tries to get involved the conflict. Booker shoves Mysterio down like a fly and goes right back to Angle. Mysterio gets back to his feet. Mysterio gets back in the conversation. Angle then shoves Mysterio down. Angle and Booker get back face-to-face once again. Mysterio, tired of being disrespected by his two opponents, gets back up and dropkicks Kurt Angle into King Booker causing them both to go down.
Kurt Angle gets back to his feet and goes after Rey Mysterio. Mysterio nails Angle with a kick to the shin. And then another. Mysterio then backs Angle up and shoots him off of the ropes. Angle comes flying back off the ropes and gets drilled with a dropkick by Mysterio. Mysterio gets up, turns around and Booker drills Mysterio with a standing sidekick out of nowhere. Booker then lifts up Angle and throws him out of the ring. Finlay and William Regal immediately get involved in the match up and the two men start putting the boots to “The Wrestling Machine”. The referee sees this and ejects both Finlay and Sir William Regal from ringside. The audience cheers loudly as King Booker, Queen Sharmell, Regal and Finlay throw a fit.
Tazz: Finlay AND Regal being thrown from ringside. I think King Booker might have to rethink his strategy.
Kurt Angle lays limp on the outside of the ring as King Booker goes back on the attack on Rey Mysterio. Booker lifts Mysterio up and hits him in the face with a forearm shiver. Booker then shoots Mysterio off the ropes. When Mysterio comes back, Booker attempts a wheelbarrow suplex but Mysterio counters it into a bulldog on Booker. Mysterio covers Booker.
Kurt Angle has re-entered the ring and breaks up the cover. Angle kicks Mysterio in the back. Angle lifts Mysterio off of the mat and then drills him with a body slam. Angle then goes over to Booker and lifts him off of the mat. Angle shoots Booker off of the ropes. When Booker comes back off the ropes, Angle wraps his arms around Booker’s waist, pops his hips, and drills Booker with a Belly to belly suplex. Angle then goes back over to Mysterio, lifts him up and throws him out of the ring. Angle lifts Booker up off the ground and shoots him into the corner. Angle then goes over to the corner and begins to rain right hands down on King Booker. Angle pulls Booker out of the corner and drills him with another Belly to belly suplex. The fans cheer loudly as The World Heavyweight Champion, Angle, covers King Booker.
King Booker kicks out! Mysterio climbs out of the ring and onto the apron. Mysterio springboards off the top rope and catches Angle with a seated senton. Booker gets up back to his feet. Mysterio drills Booker with a right hand. Booker comes back with a right of his own. Mysterio drills Booker with a kick to the shin. Booker catches Mysterio with a knee to the gut and then the Five time WCW Champion drills him with a double axe handle to the back. Angle gets back into the fray and begins to exchange right hands with Booker. Angle drills Booker with a European uppercut. Angle then goes behind Booker and drills him with a German suplex. Angle gets hyped and begins yelling at the top of his lungs which garners a great response from the crowd.
Styles: Another beautiful suplex by Kurt Angle.
Tazz: Angle, popping those hips, sends Booker right over.
Rey Mysterio gets up to his feet and charges at Kurt Angle. Mysterio drills Angle with a clothesline which sends Angle and himself over the top rope. King Booker struggles to make it to his feet. Booker slowly climbs out of the ring as Angle and Mysterio are both laid out on the ground. Booker begins clearing off the “English” announce table of the monitors and such. Booker picks up one of the monitors. Mysterio gets back up to his feet and King Booker drills Mysterio with the monitor. Sharmell begins clapping wildly as the fans boo King Booker.
Tazz and Joey Styles abandon their announce position. Booker then lifts up Kurt Angle and throws him onto the “English” announce table. Booker joins Angle on the table. Booker lifts Angle up and prepares for the Royal Bookend. Angle counters and hits Booker with several stiff elbows to the side of King Booker’s head. Booker breaks hold of The Bookend. Angle hits Booker with a right hand and then another one. Queen Sharmell comes up from behind Angle and hits him with Booker’s royal scepter. Angle turns around, unfazed by the shot, and stares a hole through Sharmell. Booker turns Angle around and drills him with The Royal Bookend THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!
Audience: HOLY SH*T! HOLY SH*T!
Booker, Angle, and Mysterio are all laid out on the outside of the ring as the fans continue to go wild. After about a dozen seconds, King Booker and Rey Mysterio both make it back to their feet. Then both challengers for the World Heavyweight Championship re-enter the ring. Booker hits Mysterio with a knee to the gut. Booker than shoots Mysterio off the ropes. When Mysterio comes back off the ropes, Mysterio ducks the clothesline, comes back off the ropes again and hits a Tilt a whirl headscissors takedown. Mysterio drags Booker over to the corner. Mysterio jumps onto the turnbuckle and executes a perfect split legged moonsault. Mysterio with the cover on Booker.
King Booker kicks out! A loud “WE WANT ANGLE!” chant starts as Kurt Angle lies on the outside of the ring motionless. Back inside of the ring Mysterio lifts King Booker up to his feet. Mysterio shoots Booker into the opposite corner. Mysterio proceeds to charge into the corner at King Booker. Booker uses his arms to lift himself up with the top rope and gets Rey Mysterio in a sunset flip.
Rey Mysterio kicks out. Both Booker and Mysterio get back up to their feet quickly. Booker kicks Mysterio square in the gut. Booker then calls and motions for the scissors kick. Booker bounces off the ropes and attempts the scissors kick. Mysterio avoids the contact. Mysterio jumps up and hits a huracanrana on Booker. Booker stumbles and gets hung up on the second rope. Rey Mysterio calls for his signature move, the 619. Mysterio bounces off the ropes and charges. Mysterio hits the 619 on King Booker. Mysterio springboards off of the top rope and hits a splash. Mysterio with the cover.
Mysterio had the match won BUT Queen Sharmell pulls the referee out of the ring. Sharmell and the referee argue on the outside of the ring. Mysterio complains and tries to get the referee’s attention. Booker stalks Mysterio from behind. Mysterio turns around and King Booker kicks Mysterio in the gut. Booker bounces off the ropes and drills Mysterio with the Scissors Kick. Booker covers Mysterio. Meanwhile, the champion, Kurt Angle begins to move at ringside. Sharmell tells the referee to get in the ring and make the cover. The ref slides in and counts.
Rey Mysterio kicks out! King Booker looks at the referee in disbelief as Mysterio kicked out of his finishing move. The fans are going wild as they can’t believe the resilience of Rey Mysterio. Booker gets up to his feet. Booker then decides to go over to the corner and climb the turnbuckle. Booker sets on the top turnbuckle and waits for Mysterio to get back to his feet. Mysterio gets up. Booker comes off the top rope with a dropkick. Mysterio avoids the contact and the ref gets DRILLED with the dropkick. Booker looks around the ring shocked for a moment but then Booker regains his senses. Booker begins waiving towards the back. The United States Champion Finlay and Sir William Regal run towards the ring. Regal and Finlay enter the ring and immediately starts putting the boots to Rey Mysterio. The audience begins another “WE WANT ANGLE!” chant as Angle is on his hands and knees, coughing, trying to regain his senses on the outside. Finlay and Regal continue to beat the crap out of Rey Mysterio.
Styles: Damn it! This isn’t right. Rey Mysterio being mugged by King Booker’s court…. YES! YES! YES!
The fans give a tremendous pop as the former United States Champion Bobby Lashley runs full speed down to the ring. Lashley slides into the ring and immediately goes after Finlay. Regal and Finlay brawl with Mysterio and Bobby Lashley. King Booker stand in the corner giving orders to Regal and Finlay. All of the sudden the fans erupt in cheers as Kurt Angle is back up to his feet and yanks King Booker out of the ring. Angle then begins to throw a succession of right hands at Booker.
Back in the ring, Lashley and Finlay continue to brawl as Regal and Mysterio do the same. Finlay hits Lashley with a thumb to the eye and then bails out of the ring. Finlay retreats up the ramp. Lashley jumps out of the ring and goes after Finlay in hot pursuit. Lashley and Finlay disappear to the backstage area. On the outside of the ring, Angle nails Booker with a kick to the gut. Angle then hits King Booker with the Angle Slam on the outside. Angle yells like a maniac as the fans go crazy. Sharmell comes up from behind Angle and hits him with a low blow.
With King Booker & Kurt Angle down on the outside and Bobby Lashley & Finlay brawling in the backstage area, Rey Mysterio and William Regal are the only two people brawling in the ring. Mysterio catches Regal with a huracanrana. Regal stumbles and lands on the middle rope. Mysterio bounces off the ropes and hits the 619 on Regal. Mysterio then gets ready to springboard but………“Crank It Up” plays over the loudspeaker.
Styles: OH MY GOD! NOW WHAT!?
Tazz: The Big Show!!
The Big Show slowly and methodically walks down the ramp and towards the ring with a huge smile on his face. Mysterio, realizing that The Big Show wants him, jumps off the apron and onto The Big Show. Show catches Mysterio with ease and body slams him on the ground! Show then lifts Rey Mysterio. Show grabs Mysterio by the throat. The fans give tremendous heat as they fear for what Show is about to do. Show lifts Mysterio high in the air and delivers a NASTY CHOKESLAM on the outside!
Styles: OH MY GOD! How many times have I said that tonight?
Tazz: The Big Show just gained revenge Styles!
Styles: Revenge for what?!
Tazz: For interfering in his affair with Matt Hardy earlier. Mysterio just got destroyed by The Big Show.
Styles: Rey Mysterio is down and out. His head just smacked the ground after falling from ten feet up.
Show looks at the damage he has caused, smiles, and then walks back up the ramp, receiving tremendous heat. Booker and Angle both re-enter the ring as EMTs come down to the ring to take Rey Mysterio out from ringside. The referee finally recovers and starts to make it up to his feet. Angle and Booker exchange right hands. Booker hits a thumb to the eye. Booker whips Angle into the corner. Booker hits a right hand and then a knife-edged chop. Booker then hits another hard punch and then another chop. Booker then lifts Angle up and places him on the top turnbuckle. Booker then climbs as well. Booker attempts a Superplex but Angle blocks it. Angle hits a nasty head butt on Booker and then pushes him off the turnbuckle. Angle stands up on the turnbuckle and turns around. The fans begin to get to their feet as they prepare for what Angle is about to do. Angle jumps off and attempts a Moonsault. Booker rolls out of the way of Angle’s moonsault, causing Angle to crash and burn.
Styles: DAMN! That’s got to hurt!
Tazz: Booker had the moonsault scouted.
Booker makes it back up to his feet. Booker waits for Angle to get up to his feet. Angle slowly gets back up to his feet. Angle slowly turns around and walks right into King Booker. Booker drills Angle with The Royal Bookend! Booker covers Kurt Angle.
THRE…NO! Angle kicks out!
The fans erupt as Angle just kicks out before the three count. The audience stand on their feet as they start a loud “ANGLE!”. King Booker looks at the referee with a furious look on his face. Booker lifts Angle up. Booker kicks Angle in the gut. “The Booker Man” then bounces off the ropes and attempts The Scissors Kick. Angle avoids the contact. Angle then goes behind Booker and hits The Angle Slam. Angle pulls down the straps as the fans go crazy! Angle then screams at the top of his lungs as he is ready to end this match. Angle walks up to Booker’s legs and applies The Ankle Lock!
Styles: Angle has got it locked in! The Ankle Lock is locked in!
Tazz: This is it!
Angle tightens the Ankle Lock. King Booker squirms in pain. William Regal re-enters the ring. Angle releases the Ankle Lock on Booker. Angle kicks Regal in the gut and then DRILLS him with The Angle Slam! Sharmell enters the ring and jumps on Kurt Angle’s back. Angle flings Sharmell off of his back causing Sharmell to hit the mat hard. Angle yells “DON’T F*CKING TOUCH ME!” Angle then goes back over to Booker whom is still clutching his leg on the ground. Angle then reapplies The Ankle Lock to Booker. Booker crawls towards the ropes. Booker grabs the ropes for a quick second before Angle pulls him back towards the middle of the ring. Booker screams in pain as he feels the match slipping away. Angle begins yelling for Booker to tap out. The fans are going crazy as they are expecting Booker to tap. Booker begins to crawl towards the ropes again. Angle pulls him away again and this time “The Wrestling Machine” decides to grapevine the leg. Booker then starts yelling in unbelievable pain. Booker starts crawling in an attempt to make it to the ropes but he isn’t moving anywhere. Booker cries out in pain one last time before finally tapping out to The Ankle Lock!
(WINNER and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Kurt Angle via submission at 22:12)
Styles: Kurt Angle has done it! Kurt Angle has retained the World Heavyweight Championship!
Tazz: Booker had to tap out! He didn’t have a choice in the matter! When Angle hooks on the Ankle Lock its pretty much over.
Styles: You are absolutely right Tazz. You know what Angle’s win means/ This means that the very first match-up for the biggest Pay-Per-View of the summer has been set. Kurt Angle vs. Dave Batista for The World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam!
Tazz: Angle, Batista, SummerSlam! Who is the true World Heavyweight Champion? Find out at SummerSlam.
Styles: Goodbye everybody!
The Great American Bash goes off the air with Kurt Angle celebrating with the World Heavyweight Championship!