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Old 08-17-2008, 02:48 PM   #1331 (permalink)
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Excellent opening promo there with Kennedy/Rocky. Love how Kennedy is World Heavyweight Champion. Very good and well written promo that was. Enjoyed it much myself

I like the promo between Carolina Connection/London-Kendrick as well. Good promo work man.

The Cena promo as a couple others have said is the best of the night. Very well written and all together brilliant.

Kennedy/Flair was a good well written match the ending to the show was well written as well. I like your style and format.

Sorry the feedback couldn't be longer. I'm not good at writing reviews and whatnot. But great work overall man, nothing wrong with anything that I can notice, keep up the good work my friend
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Loaded show for this evening, I love Flair vs. KK and I can’t wait to see who becomes #1 contender for the U.S. Title. My money is on the Fallen Angel.

Amazing way to start the show, by having the WHC Mr. Kennedy come down to the ring to take care of some business. I like that KK is concerned about what Triple H … that means a feud down the line, imo. But now KK changes his focus to The Rock … but The Great One comes down to the ring anyway!! Very good stuff from Rocky, as he is in the same boat as KK, having to deal with other people leading up to the SS main event. Major points for having Kennedy steal The Rock’s catchphrase … we can’t let Rocky verbally dominate everyone, rit? Bringing up Lesnar was good and I like the confidence that Kennedy has. I love how the crowd is now pretty slpit between the two biggest faces on Smackdown!, it was done perfectly. Good last line from KK that should set the tone for the rest of the feud, which should be a good’un.

Very good interview from the new U.S. Champion Matt Hardy. I still have something in the back of my mind telling me that he attacked Lashley … but I’m not sure if that is true. His title reign will be doubted just because he didn’t beat Lashley … but I’m sure you will give him some good time with the belt. The match later tonight should be a good one … Daniels vs. Matt at SS, imo.

I figured that you had forgotten about Santino, since the only time we saw him was a few weeks ago when he talked with Rocky and KK. No surprise that Punk was in the zone during the match, and I figured he had the win … but Regal comes down and causes the DQ!! Absolutely brutal assault by Regal, as he busts Punk wide open before locking in his signature submission. I guess he just wanted to drive home the point that he is better than Punk, even after his win at the GAB. Btw, Regal getting in this good of an assault and still wearing his suit … that = ratings, my friend.

I really wanted Batista to beat the crap out of Naitch … but that won’t happen until next week at the earliest. Good to see Batista is behind Naitch for his match with KK later tonight … maybe he will help Flair get the win, but cost him the match in the process. Who is Batista’s boy? Anyway, Batista keeps his eyes fixed on MITB, meaning that he will probably be feuding with Flair pretty soon. Seems like Dave is a little bit off … and the title of the show mean something is gonna happen tonight, imo.

Pretty sad that Dean had to be used tonight, but I guess that having Kash, Noble, and Sabin in the match makes it worth it. I am glad that Kash has been turning into somewhat of a tweener, as he will probably get the next one-on-one shot against Jamie. Good way for Sabin and Kash to get the win, pinning Dean after the Cradle Shock. Kash beats down on Noble and him tossing the belt was a nice touch to end the segment.

Good way for Regal to explain his actions, I guess Punk being on the card should piss him off, tbh. But then Booker T comes up and talks about Stephanie McMahon. Regal and Booker may be on the same page in the coming weeks? Who else is mad at Steph? Triple H? Intriguing situation here between Regal and Book.

Great to see Cena with a microphone … he OWNS as a heel in this thread, probably one of the best characters that you have made, tbh. Starting off by talking about the match at the GAB was good, but then he moved onto the more personal stuff, especially the merchandise. Cena rips pretty much everyone, especially Undertaker and Hunter, and his lines about house shows and autographs was very good, gotta toe the line, imo. Cena makes a great point and I guess he has never had a one-on-one shot since he has turned heel. Cena is really pissed off now and he is gonna do what The Rock did … he is leaving for four years!! Shocking stuff, but I guess this is what happens when you had a feud planned with him and Lashley, even though you knew you were gonna have Lashley get hurt. Obviously Cena won’t be gone until 2011, but I am interested to see if him, Undertaker, or H returns first, SD! is still doing okay, even without the three megastars.

Everyone is walking out on Steph … she will be done as GM pretty soon, imo. Steph won’t catch up with Cena … but she won’t have to because MARYSE is at the door. Good way to get Steph even more upset, with Maryse’s stupidity. I wonder who is on the phone now … H? Interested to see what Maryse ends up doing on SD!.

I guess that Booker and Sharmell are doing something to get Steph in trouble and I like that the match between Elijah and Chavo was pretty straight up. Chavo is now a full fledged face and he get the good victory with the roll-up, keeping both him and Elijah looking strong. Monty comes into the ring and he hits the POUNCE!!! The New Breed looks to destroy Chavo, but Rey comes down and takes some of the pressure off Chavo. Monty and Elijah look set to destroy Rey … but Booker calls them in?? Very interested to see why they left, probably something to do with Steph. The hug between Rey and Chavo was good, glad to see them on the same page.

I like that you are bringing in someone completely random and having him have such an effect on Batista. All of the things that he was saying was pretty true, and I guess he made Batista realize why he is always giving Naitch a free pass. I mean, Flair has mentored him but I see Batista snapping a eventually taking down his friend. Tony played a good character, as Batista leaves the locker room … and having him smash the glass was pretty cool. I hope that this signals the beginning of a change of tune for Batista … with him taking down Flair within the next couple weeks.

Triple H on the phone!! Steph hangs up on H … he won’t be happy about that. I guess that she is having some trouble running the show … with so many people hating on her, atm. Just make sure you have Maryse in EVERY segment with Steph … she needs as much airtime as possible, imo.

Glad to see Finlay involved in this match, as his feud with Mark Henry is finished after some brutal matches. Finlay is obviously not 100% and that makes it easy to see him getting thrown to the outside. Jeff looks set to the win the match but Matt ends up distracting him by trying to help him … their match won’t happen for a while, imo. Liked seeing Daniels pick up the win with the BME … should be a very good match between him and Matt at SS.

Very good way to introduce the new Tag Team Champions, by having Cole bring them out for an interview. Helms and Benji are probably the best tag team in BTB, by far the best created tag team. They are so confident that you’d think they should be heels, but the crowd continues to cheer them. Helms is a good mouthpiece and I was glad to see that he got most of the talking time. They seem to be ready for all new challenges … but here come London and Kendrick! They keep it short and sweet, as the feud between the two doesn’t need any talking up, the matches make it great. SummerSlam rematch sounds the sex, but I hope that Helms and Benjamin pick a good stip. 2 out of the 3 falls is my prediction, since you already have a ladder match for SS in TLC.

Rocky being on commentary would make Flair-KK so much better and it is good that he is telling Cole to know his role … Cole doesn’t need to talk. Very good match between Kennedy and Flair, and the comedy was a nice touch. Flair seems to be getting closer and closer to a face turn, and he looks to have the match won with the Figure Four … but KK rolls him up and uses the tights to get the victory! Flair gives Kennedy a nod was good, as Batista watches with disgust from backstage (beat down on Flair next week plz). Rocky and Kennedy have another great staredown … and the handshake was good … but things begin to get a little more personal. The two are face to face … BEFORE ROCK SLAPS KENNEDY!! Very good way to end the show, with Rocky showing some heelish tactics, and the Rock Bottom was the icing on the cake. This feud definitely went from friendly to personal, great to see that.

Overall, this show was well worth waiting a month for you to get back into the swing of things. All the storylines progressed nicely, as we now know three SD! matches for SS, with Batista vs. Flair being added soon. Hope that next week continues to progress KK-Rocky, should be one of the best feuds you’ve done. Great work as always Mac, great work, 9.5/10.
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Thanks for the reviews, much appreciated. Pretty short match recaps, because all of my match writing energy is being poured into SummerSlam, and the main event of this show. I saw Pat just posted a show, so I'll get to that soon enough. And yes, shows will come at a regular rate from here on in.

Monday Night Raw
-July 30th, 2007; Tucson, Arizona


“When the Coach knocks, you answer.”




One More Time, One More Classic


A video package plays, hyping the Angle-Michaels saga, from Angle’s attack on Michaels at the Royal Rumble in 2005, through their five matches together, up until last week, where the show ended with Angle down, seething with Michaels dancing at the top of the ramp.

Instead of kicking off with the usual fireworks … we get ourselves a matchup to kick things off.

1 - Qualifying Match for #1 Contender’s Summer Games Gauntlet
Rob Van Dam
vs. Montel Vontavious Porter w/Luther Reigns & Playgirls

MVP manages to keep up with Rob Van Dam for the ENTIRE duration of the match up, with pure talent for the first half, and then the outside interference of his Playgirls and bodyguard for the second half. Neither of those two factors play into the finish of the match, however.

RVD looks ready to put the match away, perched and ready for the Five Star Frog Splash … but SHAWN MICHAELS SPRINTS DOWN THE ENTRANCE RAMP!! Michaels jumps onto the apron, and RVD leaps off, KICKING HBK IN THE CHEST, knocking him from the apron!! As the ref yells at Michaels, MVP nails Van Dam with a LOW BLOW, and follows up with the PLAYMAKER for the three count!!

Winner - MVP via pin fall at 7:37. MVP qualifies for the Gauntlet.

The Playgirls go crazy, jumping up and down for MVP, before entering the ring and surrounding Porter. Reigns enters the ring and helps Porter up to his feet as Michaels gets up on the outside. Just as HBK makes it to the top of the ramp, RVD begins to come to in the ring, angrily glaring at The Showstopper. HBK returns to glower with a smirk, before he heads back through the curtain.

*Backstage - JBL Locker Room*


John Bradshaw Layfield, the Intercontinental Champion, is dressed in a pair of black pants and a light blue shirt, collar unbuttoned, sleeves rolled up. Angelina Williams enters the ring in a rather bright, red bikini top and bottom with a cloth wrapped around her lower body. She looks at JBL, before taking a double take.

Angelina Williams: You’re wearing that?

John Bradshaw Layfield: Yeah, what’s the problem?

Angelina Williams: It’s a summer theme.

~ Layfield takes a quick look at his outfit.

John Bradshaw Layfield: This is what I wear in the summer. I’m a business man, a Wall Street mogul, not somebody who looks like they should be hitting Sunset Boulevard at 2am on a Saturday night.

Angelina Williams: Classy.

John Bradshaw Layfield: All right. (Slaps his hands together, and begins rubbing them with anticipation) Is everything set up?

Angelina Williams: Yep, the boys in the back have the titantron cued up, so you can ramb- uh, talk about your accomplishments, and it’ll be a whole big deal; dancing girls, the whole nine.

~ JBL smiles.

John Bradshaw Layfield: You may not be as worthless as I had previously thought.

Angelina Williams: That’s sweet.

John Bradshaw Layfield:
How much longer ‘til I go on?

Angelina Williams: You’ve got some time. There’s three more matches to go before your … thing commences. About an hour.

~ Layfield looks at Angelina with disgust.

John Bradshaw Layfield: Thing? THING!? It’s the ‘Super Summer Slamboree in Recognition of The Wrestling God’!! Show some respect. Now, as for the most important question is concerned … you spoke to Coachman, right?

Angelina Williams: Yep. He sent memos to Carlito, Michaels, Doane and anybody else who you might’ve pissed off recently that they are not to interfere in the … Slamboree.

~ JBL nods, before he takes a seat on the couch, relaxing.

{Commercials}


Angle-Michaels Moment - WrestleMania 21 - The Heartbreak Kid and The Wrestling Machine don’t disappoint in their ‘Dream Match’, putting on an incredible match up, but in the end, it’s Angle who wins the match up, forcing Michaels to submit to the Ankle Lock.

Jim Ross: I can not wait to see Angle versus Michaels here tonight. Destined to be a classic, but before that, we’ve got two other Summer Games Gauntlet Qualifying Matches. Later tonight, Carlito also takes on Luther Reigns.

*Backstage - MVP Locker Room*


Layla, Kelly and Brooke shower MVP with champagne, in celebration, completely overdone considering he hasn’t won anything all that important yet. Luther Reigns pats Porter on the back, but seems more focused on his match later on tonight than on the overdone celebration.

*Backstage - Hallway*


Dressed in a pair of jeans and a T-shirt, Charlie Haas sits on a chair in the hallway, with a couple of random backstage workers around him. Haas sits back in his chair, breathing a sigh of disappointment.

Charlie Haas: Another week, another loss, and now … I’m not even on the card for tonight. Life’s a bitch, huh?

~ The people around him don’t seem to care all that much that Haas is continuing to wallow in self-pity.

Charlie Haas: I guess this is what I have in store for the rest of my career, huh, fellas? Just another guy. Just another face. Just another lame cog in the machine known as the WWE. Just-

~ Haas feels someone standing to his right, and soon turns to see … KURT ANGLE. Angle stares at Haas without much emotion, as Haas looks up at his former mentor … before putting his head back down.

Charlie Haas: What do you want, Kurt? Came to rub it in?

~ Angle … GRABS HAAS BY THE SHIRT AND SNATCHES HIM UP OUT OF HIS SEAT, BEFORE SLAMMING HIM AGAINST A NEARBY WALL!!!

Angle uses his forearm and puts it up against Haas’ throat, as Haas struggles to get free. The workers watch on in shock at what’s going on, as Angle fiercely looks into his former protégé’s eyes.

Charlie Haas: What the hell is your damn problem!?

Kurt Angle: SHUT UP!! You wanna know what my problem is!? YOU! You’re my damn problem! You’ve got all the talent in the freakin’ world, but yet, you want go out there or stay back here and feel sorry for yourself, and bitch, and moan, and complain, and blame everyone else because you’re not getting an opportunity!

Charlie Haas: I just-

Kurt Angle: SHUT UP!! You don’t get handed things in this business, Charlie, I’ve been telling you that since day one! You gotta go out there and make your opportunities!! You gotta go out there and TAKE what you want! Nobody in the place gives a damn about your future, so you gotta take it upon yourself!!

~ Haas takes Angle’s forearm and throws it off of him.

Charlie Haas: Get your damn hands off me!

~ Angle and Haas glare at one another intently.

Charlie Haas: You don’t know what it’s like, Kurt. You always get the big matches. You got the main event last week, and now this week … your match with Michaels is being treated like it’s Wrestle-freakin’-Mania. Hell, as soon as you came here, you were given the spotlight.

Kurt Angle: Yeah … and I’ve also lost matches, and I’ve felt like everything was working against me. But I didn’t get Raven-syndrome and go into this ‘why me?’ crap. You want to be a star in this business!? You want that superstardom that everyone around here wants!? … ANSWER ME, DAMN IT!!

Charlie Haas: Yes!!

Kurt Angle: Then get off your ass and go get it! You’re expecting Shawn Michaels to come around here and just offer you his main-event spot!? It’s not happening. I’m not giving up mine either! Neither is Edge, or Orton, or JBL, or anybody else who’s worth a crap in this business. Do you want the main event?

Charlie Haas: Yeah, I do.

Kurt Angle: Then why don’t I believe you?

~ Angle’s blue eyes glare right into the eyes of Haas, whom has a completely different look than he had a minute ago.

Kurt Angle: I know you’re wondering why I give a crap about what you do with your career. It’s not always about your reputation. Remember who in the hell brought you here. Everywhere I go, people give me compliments, “Boy, Kurt, that Shelton Benjamin, he’s something special. He and Helms are the best tag team I’ve seen in a long while. But … what happened with that Haas? Didn’t do too good of a job with him, huh?” IT’S EMBARRASSING!! You’re better than that! You-

~ Angle shakes his head, as Haas takes a deep breath. Kurt thinks about saying more … but then simply storms off, as Haas looks around, contemplative…

{Commercials}


Angle-Michaels Moment - Vengeance 2005 - The Olympian and The Showstopper put on a match comparable in quality to the first, but this time, Michaels picks up the win, leveling Angle with Sweet Chin Music for the three count.

*Back to ringside*


2 - Non-Title Match
WWE Champion Edge w/Lita
vs. Joey Mercury

A couple of weeks after reaping the benefits of being associated with Randy Orton, Mercury gets one of the detriments: being put in the way of whatever wrestler wants Orton’s blood at the moment. Edge and Mercury put on a solid contest, with Mercury managing to look respectable, but the contest is never in any real doubt, as the WWE Champion looks to put the match away, hitting a devastating SPEAR. But instead of going for the pinfall, he decides to lock in the EDGECATOR, and forces Mercury to submit!

Winner - Edge via submission at 6:01.

The crowd cheers for the WWE Champion, as Lita grabs the WWE Championship, slides in the ring and hands it to Edge, before the two hug. The good times don’t last for long, however…

***BURN IN MY LIGHT***

The boos immediately begin to fill the arena, as the attention of everyone in the arena turns to the entrance ramp. Soon enough, the number one contender, Randy Orton, steps out onto the stage, microphone in hand. The Legend Killer, dressed in a dark suit, wears a smirk on his face, as Edge and Lita both wear scowls. The music of Edge’s SummerSlam opponent dies down, and the heat immediately picks up. The Rated R Superstar adjusts the belt on his shoulder, as Orton brings the mic up.

Randy Orton: Very impressive, very impressive, Edge. I’m not sure how that’s gonna help you in a TLC Match exactly, but it was impressive nevertheless.

~ Orton lets out a shit-eating grin, as Edge yells “I don’t need any help in TLC”.

Randy Orton: But I guess you don’t need any real help in this kind of match, it is (uses air quotes) “your” match, right? You’ve got the edge in experience, that’s for sure. That is … until next week.

~ Edge narrows his eyes, confused.

Randy Orton: Y’see, because next week right here on Monday Night Raw … I will be competing … in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match!

~ A portion of the crowd cheer and Orton adjusts his suit with a smile, as both Edge and Lita shake their heads with a smile.

Randy Orton: That’s right. I will be kicking off the show, competing in one of the most dangerous matches that this industry has to offer, and I’ll show that no matter what circumstance … no matter what stipulation … no matter what situation … the best always comes out on top. And it gets no better than the One Man Dynasty, the next WWE Champion, ‘The Legend Killer’ Randy Orton!!

~ Orton drops the mic rather quickly, speaking very few words tonight, and does his ‘Destiny’ pose, as the crowd boos. Edge and Lita looks rather unimpressed, while Orton’s music hits and we fade out.

{Commercials}


Angle-Michaels Moment - Raw Homecoming - The two icons do battle again, this time in a 30-minute Iron Man Match to see who takes the advantage in this series between the two. Neither get that distinction, because at the end of a breathtaking half-hour, the two end up tied in falls.

*Backstage - RVD’s Locker Room*


Rob Van Dam, now dressed in his denim shorts and a T-shirt, angrily stews as he sits on a chair in his locker room, rubbing his bare hands together. Van Dam’s heated silence is soon interrupted by a knock on the door. RVD doesn’t answer, however, and continues to stew. After a couple of more knocks, Jonathan Coachman, the Raw General Manager, steps into the room.

Jonathan Coachman: When the Coach knocks, you answer.

~ Van Dam completely no sells Coach and continues to stare straight ahead.

Jonathan Coachman: Listen, Rob, I know you’re upset about not being in the Summer Games Gauntlet, and I know you might be looking to get some payback on Shawn Michaels later on tonight.

~ Coach looks at RVD for a response … nothing.

Jonathan Coachman: But I need for you to understand something, I’ve put a lot of effort and money into promoting this Shawn Michaels/Kurt Angle Extravaganza later on tonight, and the last thing I need, is you messing everything up!

~ Coach is rather fired up now … RVD doesn’t care, not moving an inch.

Jonathan Coachman: So, I’m telling you right now, that if you lay one finger on Shawn Michaels, then there will be severe consequences - VERY severe consequences. We understand each other?

~ Finally, not only does Van Dam look up at Coach … he speaks…

Rob Van Dam: Get out.

~ Coach shakes his head, disgusted, and looks to protest … but then leaves the locker room. Van Dam returns to his previous position, fire in his eyes.

*Back to ringside*


3 - Victoria & Gail Kim vs. Trish Stratus & Beth Phoenix
w/Women’s Champion Mickie James on commentary

The lovely Mickie James does commentary from her wheelchair, which is slid up next to J.R. and The King. The match doesn’t go for long, but it does establish one very important fact; at the moment, Victoria is on a different planet when it comes to the other divas on the roster, far too fast for Beth Phoenix, far too strong (and talented) for Trish Stratus. Eventually, Beth, the legal woman, decides to take a walk, heading back up the entrance ramp to big heat. Stratus laughs on the apron, as Phoenix gets out of dodge. Victoria will have none of it, however, frustrated by the happenings in recent weeks, and quickly leaves the ring, before GRABBING A STEEL CHAIR!! Angrily, Vicky sprints up the entrance ramp, and DRILLS BETH IN THE BACK!! The referee calls for the bell, as Beth hits the ramp in a heap.

Winner - Beth Phoenix & Trish Stratus via DQ at 5:24.

Vicky turns around, and begins to walk towards the ring, still with the chair in her hand. Stratus quickly leaps down off of the apron, and then leaps over the fan barricade, escaping through the crowd! Victoria couldn’t care less though, turning her attention towards Mickie James!

Jerry Lawler: Oh no, Mickie, she’s looking over here!

The Women’s Champion tries to roll away in her wheelchair, but Victoria quickly drops her steel chair, and grabs a hold of the back of Mickie’s chair!! The crowd cheers as the eyes of Mickie James light up with fear. Vicky brings the chair around the ringside area … and lines it up with the STEEL STEPS!!!

With a wicked smile, the former Women’s Champion charges forward, LOOKING TO SLAM MICKIE INTO THE STEEL -- BUT MICKIE DIVES OUT OF THE CHAIR, and then heads back up the ramp IN A FULL SPRINT!!!

Jim Ross: There isn’t a damn thing wrong with Mickie’s knee!! She looks like Carl Lewis running to get away from Victoria!

Jerry Lawler: It’s the adrenaline, J.R. She’s fearing for her life out here!

Mickie doesn’t even seem to try to cover up her act anymore, scared out of her mind. Victoria watches with a sly smile, as Mickie helps Beth up to her feet, and the two divas leave the ringside area, while the crowd cheers for loudly. Vicky takes herself a bow, which gets another pop, as we fade out.

{Commercials}


Angle-Michaels Moment - Raw 2006 - Wrestling as SmackDown’s World Heavyweight Champion (a title he would go on to for an impressive eight months), Kurt Angle gets another shot at Shawn Michaels. The two have a strong contest, but Angle’s then manager, Daivari, accidentally cost the Olympian the match up, which ends when Michaels pins Angle after Sweet Chin Music.

The ring almost looks like it’s being set up for Carlito’s Cabana, except there’s about 30 people (2 to 1 in favor of women) surrounding the ring, dressed in summer wear … while two HUGE pictures of JBL stand side by side with the podium in the ring…

***LONGHORN***

The crowd erupts into heat as the people surrounding the ring begin to applaud. Soon enough, the Intercontinental Champion John Bradshaw Layfield steps out onto the stage, with Angelina Williams in tow. Layfield lets out his trademark toothy grin, before he Texas Two Steps his way down to the ring. Bradshaw steps in, and grabs a hold of the microphone. His music dies down and he prepares to speak … but he soon calls Angelina over, and whispers something in her ear. Layfield moves away from the mic, as Angelina moves toward it.

Angelina Williams: Ladies and Gentlemen … the Intercontinental Champion, The Wall Street Warrior, The Wrestling God, John Bradshaw Layfield.

~ The crowd boos and Layfield smiles wildly as he moves back towards the mic.

John Bradshaw Layfield: Thank you, Ms. Williams, for that warm introduction. And thank you for that beautiful welcome, citizens … of Tucson, Arizona.

~ Cheap pop.

John Bradshaw Layfield: You know, a lot of my friends up in New York City say that Arizonians have no class…

~ Boos.

John Bradshaw Layfield: But you know what I say? I say … you just have to go to the good parts, like … Phoenix.

~ More boos.

John Bradshaw Layfield: Welcome to JBL’s ‘Super Summer Slamboree in Recognition of The Wrestling God.’

~ Minions around ringside applaud.

John Bradshaw Layfield: Now, a lot of people think this is just another opportunity for JBL to come out here and toot my own horn, but this isn’t just about talking up my accomplishments. It’s about talking about my triumphs … since we last talked about them. Mainly … how I DESTROYED Carlito at Vengeance.

~ Big heat.

John Bradshaw Layfield: It’s been a while since we got to enjoy some o’ that sweet footage. Roll it!

~ Titantron shows clips of the match, completely focusing on when JBL was in control of the match up, bloodying Carlito, hanging him, before he won the match up. The cutting of the rope is noticeably missing from the vid. Once the video ends, the crowd boos the IC Champion as the people surrounding ringside applaud.

John Bradshaw Layfield: That kind of match, that kind of performance is the thing that legends are made of. Now Carlito tried his ass off, but when it comes to the big stages, there’s only one man who can close a match out like no other … there’s only one J - B - L.

~ Heat

John Bradshaw Layfield: Now, many people wonder what’s next for JBL since I was SCREWED out of the WWE Championship Match at SummerSlam AND screwed out of the Summer Games Gauntlet? What’s next? You wanna know what’s next!? Nothing! Nothing is up next, because nobody dare challenges JBL! Everybody in this business, on this brand, that means a damn has stood up to JBL, and I have put them in the ground! Because that’s what I do!!

~ More boos for the intense Layfield.

John Bradshaw Layfield: Carlito was the last one left, and he held his own for a while, but all it took was for me to turn it into a different gear, and then I was gone like a damn rocket ship … just like anybody who lives in this place for more than a month.

~ Cheap heat, as Layfield smirks.

John Bradshaw Layfield: I am officially ready to crown myself as the greatest Intercontinental Champion … of all-time.

~ The crowd continues to boos, as Layfield closes his eyes in ecstasy.

John Bradshaw Layfield: If you don’t agree, that’s really just too bad, because there is absolutely NO ONE who can tell me differently…



***PAY THE PRICE***

The crowd lets out a decent pop as Charlie Haas steps out onto the Raw stage, standing up straight as he stares at the Intercontinental Champion. Layfield stares back, angry that he was interrupted … but that scowl soon turns into a smile, as Haas’ music dies down. Layfield brings the mic up.

John Bradshaw Layfield: Haha, ladies and gentlemen, MR. CONFIDENCE, MR. CHARISMA, CHARLIE HAAS!!

~ Haas rolls his eyes, while Layfield holds his arm out and the crowd boos.

John Bradshaw Layfield: Son, isn’t it illegal for you to be within fifty feet on a microphone?

~ Layfield begins laughing, as Haas simply shakes his head.

John Bradshaw Layfield: What’s the matter, Charlie? You all out of tissues in the back? Sorry, we don’t have any out here …

~ Layfield’s smirk … slowly turns back into a scowl.

John Bradshaw Layfield:
But you are interrupting me, and that’s been known to piss me off!

~ Boos for JBL, as Haas finally brings up his mic.

Charlie Haas: Mr. Confidence? That’s cute, JBL. Real funny. You wanna know what I find funny?

John Bradshaw Layfield: Not really.

Charlie Haas: The fact that you think you’re the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time.

~ Smart-ass pop from the crowd.

John Bradshaw Layfield: Watch your mouth, you little punk.

Charlie Haas: You’re nothing but a joke.

~ The crowd pops in approval, but Layfield, however, finds it rather funny as shown by his laughing heartily.

John Bradshaw Layfield: I’m a joke? This coming from the man who couldn’t get anywhere following around an Olympic Gold Medalist? This coming from the man who’s gone absolutely nowhere in the last FOUR years, and I’m the one who’s the joke? Gimme a break.

Charlie Haas: Everything you said is absolutely correct. One hundred percent. It still doesn’t change the fact that you’re a delusional clown. I mean, you come out here and throw parties … for yourself? Who does that?

John Bradshaw Layfield: I do! The greatest Intercontinental Champion of all-time.

Charlie Haas:
(Laughs) That’s exactly what I’m talking about. You’re the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all-time?

John Bradshaw Layfield:
Damn right.

Charlie Haas: Better than Shawn Michaels? (Mixed reaction) Better than Stone Cold Steve Austin? (Tremendous pop) Better than Bret Hart? (Another strong pop) Better than ‘Mr. Perfect’ Curt Hennig? (Big pop) Give ME a break.

~ More cheers for Haas as Layfield rolls his eyes.

John Bradshaw Layfield: Enough of this crap! What in the hell do you actually want!?

Charlie Haas: I’m out here, because … you’re right.

~ Layfield looks confused, while Haas paces on the ramp.

Charlie Haas: For the last few weeks, I had lost my confidence, because I had been spinning my wheels for about four whole years now. I’ve been walking around this place feeling sorry for myself because I couldn’t get ahead … instead of getting up and doing something about it. Instead of crying and moaning, I should be out here and doing something to make my OWN luck in this cutthroat business. John … you are that something.

~ The crowd pops a bit, while JBL lets out a bit of a smile.

John Bradshaw Layfield:
Sorry, son … I already have a manager.

Charlie Haas:
Yeah … but you don’t have a challenger for the Intercontinental Championship.

~ A nice cheer for Haas, as JBL … begins laughing.

John Bradshaw Layfield:
You almost had me going there for a second.

Charlie Haas:
Do I look like I’m kidding?

John Bradshaw Layfield:
You’re either joking or crazy. You tell me.

Charlie Haas:
I’m crazy enough … to make you tap out … like … a bitch.

~ OH!; Bradshaw’s eyes flare up.

John Bradshaw Layfield: Son, (rolls up his sleeves) you’ve just wrote a check that your no-charisma-havin’ ass can’t cash!

~ Haas takes off his T-shirt to a couple of girly screams, before he SPRINTS down the entrance ramp!!

As Haas slides in, JBL LIFTS UP THE PODIUM AND TOSSES IT INTO HAAS, KNOCKING HIM DOWN!!!

{owned}

The crowd boos as Bradshaw shoves the podium out the way and mounts Haas, before raining down right hands on his face!!! Soon enough, HAAS COUNTERS, and gets on top of Bradshaw. Layfield immediately goes to cover his face …

… but Haas simply gets off of JBL and lets him back up to his feet!! Haas bounces up and down with his hands up, ready to go, as JBL eyes widen with anger at the confidence and gall of Haas; How dare Haas attempt to embarrass him, by giving Layfield any kind of an edge?

Furious, JBL pops up to his feet, and charges, only to have Haas catch him with a drop toe hold!! Haas then quickly drops down, and LOCKS JBL IN THE HAAS OF PAIN!!! Bradshaw screams out in pain, as Angelina and the onlookers watch intently, and Haas pulls with intensity.

Soon enough … JBL TAPS LIKE A MADMAN!!!

The crowd roars as the hated Layfield taps like a drunk, as Mr. Ross would say. Haas soon lets go of the hold, and Bradshaw rolls out of the ring, clutching his back. Charlie climbs the turnbuckle and yells with intensity, getting a nice pop from the crowd, while JBL yells at Angelina, telling her to help him to the back.

{Commercials}


Angle-Michaels Moment - Raw 2007 - Meeting for the first time one-on-one in over a year, Angle and HBK don’t really get to settle up their score, because the then WWE Champion Randy Orton comes down to the ring, and lays both out with the WWE Title belt. Nothing settled.

*Backstage - GM’s Office*


Jonathan Coachman sits back in his black leather chair, feet up on his table, monitor in front of him. Without a knock, VICTORIA storms into Coachman’s office! Coach pops up to his feet, as he stares at a smiling Victoria, cell phone in hand.

Victoria: Did you watch the tag match earlier?

Jonathan Coachman: (Sighs) Yeah, I saw it. What you did to Beth Phoenix was completely out of hand!! (Clears throat) But besides that … it doesn’t change anything.

~ Vicky smiles.

Victoria:
Even though you saw that Mickie can move around completely fine, no knee injury, no need to roll around in her little wheelchair?

~ Coach pompously shrugs his shoulders.

Jonathan Coachman: Sorry.

Victoria: No need to be sorry ... I’m just glad Mr. McMahon doesn’t feel the same way.

~ Coach looks shocked, as Victoria coyly waits for a response. Coachman looks into Vicky’s eyes and then lets out a smile of his own.

Jonathan Coachman: Nice try. Don’t try to bluff the master, baby girl.

Victoria: You think I’m bluffing?

Jonathan Coachman: I know you are.

Victoria: So … call him.

~ Coach squints his eyes as he looks at Victoria.

Jonathan Coachman: Pfft, I think I will.

Victoria: Go ahead.

~ Coach reaches over and grabs the phone…

Jonathan Coachman: I’m calling now.

~ Victoria shrugs her shoulders. Coach continues to look at Victoria suspiciously, before he … hangs the phone up, and holds his head down.

Jonathan Coachman: ……… What do you want?

~ Vicky smirks.

Victoria: All I want … is what I was promised. I want Mickie James. I want a shot at the Women’s Title. And I want them both soon … very soon.

~ Coach gets up, clears his throat, adjusts his suit, and walks around to where Victoria stands.

Jonathan Coachman: Alright. You’ve got it.

~ Another smile comes across the raven-haired diva’s face.

Victoria:
When?

Jonathan Coachman: When do you want it?

Victoria: SummerSlam.

~ Coach rubs his goatee.

Jonathan Coachman: You know what? Fine, you’ve got it. But let’s make this a little more interesting. For the last month and a half, you’ve been acting like you’re the baddest woman walking around this place.

Victoria: I am.

Jonathan Coachman: I think Beth Phoenix is … but that’s beside the point. Ok, since you’re so bad … how about we put that to the test at SummerSlam.

Victoria: How?

Jonathan Coachman: If you lose … you NEVER get another shot at the Women’s Championship.

~ Victoria’s eyes widen with shock, but she soon puts her ‘poker face’ back on, as she ponders over what Coach has just proposed.

Jonathan Coachman: You consider yourself the best wrestler in this building. You come in here and make threats. Out there, you hit people with chairs. And according to many, you’re on the roll of a lifetime. This should be a no-brainer for you, right? You want the match at SummerSlam, don’t ‘cha?

~ After a couple of seconds, Vicky nods her head.

Victoria: You’re on … but I want ALL outside parties banned from ringside.

Jonathan Coachman: Per usual, if people try to get involved, one of my very trusted referees will handle it.

Victoria: Yeah, and have a repeat of WrestleMania? I don’t think so. I want no one at ringside, and I want punishment if that’s not followed.

Jonathan Coachman: Be-

Victoria: Or we can ask Mr. McMahon what he thinks?

~ Coach’s face scrunches up.

Jonathan Coachman: No outside parties? Fine.

Victoria: And what happens if someone does interfere?

~ Coach shakes his head.

Jonathan Coachman: They’ll be fired on the spot.

~ Victoria nods, and then bites her bottom lip a bit.

Jonathan Coachman: Do we have a deal?

~ Dramatic pause. <__________<

Victoria: Yeah.

~ Coach then nods a bit, before he turns around and sits back down in his chair. Vicky takes a deep breath, mixed emotions about what just transpired, before she turns around and heads out of the office.

*Back to ringside*


4 - Qualifying Match for #1 Contender’s Summer Games Gauntlet
Carlito
vs. Luther Reigns

In the midst of one of the most impressive runs of his career, Carlito runs into a 6’5”, 285 pound roadblock in the form of Luther Reigns. Reigns shows that he’s not just paid to stand around and look like a bad man, and does so by contributing to what turns out to be a solid, though short match. The finish comes when Carlito plants Reigns with a BACKSTABBER and gets the pin fall, punching his ticket to SummerSlam.

Winner - Carlito via pin fall at 5:42. Carlito qualifies for the Gauntlet.
Jim Ross: Carlito picks up the win, and now he’s the fifth man in the Summer Games Gauntlet! Five out of six, King, we’re almost there.

Jerry Lawler: Ken Doane, John Morrison, MVP, Umaga and now Carlito will all get the chance to compete for a shot at the WWE Championship in just about four weeks.

Jim Ross: Up next, we find out who the final man in that match is gonna be! Shawn Michaels versus Kurt Angle! It’s gonna be a classic, NEXT!

{Commercials}



*Backstage - Exterior of HBK’s Locker Room*


Microphone in hand, Maria stands by with ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels. The crowd gives a mixed reaction to HBK, who’s dressed to compete tonight in red and black pants, an “HBK” sleeveless T-shirt and his cowboy hat.

Maria: I’m here with ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels. And, Shawn, you’re gonna wrestle Kurt Angle up next … but why did you get involved in RVD’s match?

Shawn Michaels: Get involved? Did I touch him?

Maria: Uh … no?

Shawn Michaels: Did I … get physically involved with him in any way?

Maria: Uh … unh-unh.

Shawn Michaels: Then as far as I’m concerned, I didn’t get involved at all. Now, maybe … RVD has climbed up the ladder in this company a little too high, and just can’t cut it up here with the big boys. The air up at the top is a little thin, and it’s hard to breathe … considering Van Dam’s fondness for certain illegal substances, I don’t think he can hang.

~ HBK lets out a grin.

Shawn Michaels: I tell you one thing though, he’ll never mess with HBK again, will he?

Maria: Well-

Shawn Michaels: (Cutting her off) NOW … as far as Kurt Angle goes … Kurt, I’ve got all the respect in the world for ya’. Olympic Gold Medalist, Grand Slam Champion, multiple-time WWE Champion, one of the best to ever walk down these halls, and one of my greatest rivals. BUT … you know how your mom or your dad always used to say “No matter what you do, there’s always going to be someone better”? Kurt, I … am that someone better.

~ Crowd boos as HBK continues to smirk.

Shawn Michaels: And you can make all the excuses in the wooorld but, as far as the Kurt Angle/Shawn Michaels Saga is concerned, it’s two to one in favor of yours truly, good ol’ HBK.

~ More boos

Shawn Michaels: But as for tonight, I plan to go out there and do what I always do; I’m gonna be The Showstoppah, I’m gonna be The Headlinah, I’m gonna be The Main Event, and you can bet your last token, the bottom dollar, that I’m gonna be The Icon. It’s what I do; I’m ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels, and, Kurt, I’m comin’ to fight.

~ Michaels heads off camera, and assumedly, towards the ring.

Maria: That’s what HBK has to say. Over to you, Todd, with ‘The Wrestling Machine’ Kurt Angle.

*Backstage - Exterior of Kurt Angle’s Locker Room*


Todd Grisham stands by with the Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, who gets a strong mixed reaction and is dressed in his all black attire, mouthpiece in hand.

Todd Grisham: Kurt, in mere moments, you’ll be looking to qualify for the final spot in the Summer Games Gauntlet against one of your fiercest rivals, ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels. What are your thoughts heading into this main event match?

Kurt Angle: My thoughts? It’s simple. For me to get a WWE Title shot, I have to win the Summer Games Gauntlet. For me to win the Summer Games Gauntlet, I have to get in to the Gauntlet. And in order for me to get into the Gauntlet … I’ve gotta beat Shawn Michaels here tonight … and in order to beat Shawn Michaels … I may just have to break his freakin’ ankle.

~ The crowd cheers while Angle rubs his chin a bit.

Kurt Angle: I don’t give a crap what’s going on with Shawn Michaels and Rob Van Dam, I don’t give a damn who else is in that SummerSlam match, I don’t give a damn how much hype the WWE wants to give this match, I don’t give a crap if me and Shawn Michaels had wrestled thirty times prior to this, or this was the first time I had ever MET Michaels. The only thing that means a crap to me right now is getting back into the WWE Championship picture. And how do I do that?

~ Angle takes his mouthpiece and pops into his mouth. Angle shows his ‘teeth’, so to speak, and the mouthpiece reads ‘TORMENT’ in bold, red lettering, which gets a nice pop from the crowd.

Kurt Angle: YEAH!!!

~ Angle then heads off camera, brimming with intensity.

Jim Ross: We’ve been waiting for it all week, and it’s finally here. One More Time. One More Classic. The Heartbreak Kid versus The Wrestling Machine. Icon versus Icon. Michaels versus Angle. And it’s NEXT!!

{Commercials}


***SEXY BOY*** The crowd erupts into a loud mixed reaction, leaning towards boos, as the personification of egotism, ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels, makes his way towards the ring. Michaels looks focused, but as confident as always, while he kneels down and raises his hands in the air, causing his massive pyro to explode. HBK pops back up to his feet, and quickly finishes his trek to the ring, before stepping in. The Showstopper comes in, takes his cowboy hat off and flings it away, before he takes his shirt off, and moves around.

Jim Ross: One of the most praised and controversial superstars in the history of this storied industry, Shawn Michaels may just be the greatest superstar in WWE history, BUT, if he wants to get into the SummerSlam Summer Games Gauntlet, he’s got to defeat someone who is also in the conversation of the greatest of all-time, Kurt Angle.

Jerry Lawler: No doubt about it, J.R., this has all the makings of a classic. Shawn Michaels never disappoints on the big stages, and we’ve got a big stage atmosphere here tonight on Raw.

***MEDAL*** The arena comes alive once more with another mixed reaction, this time, leaning towards cheers, as ‘The Wrestling Machine’ Kurt Angle steps out onto the stage. Angle doesn’t look crazed, as he tends to get, but looks intense and attentive. Angle raises his arms above his head, and sets off his tremendous pyrotechnics, before he lets out a roar, and continues on down to the ring. Angle quickly climbs the steps and enters the ring, while Michaels watches on.

Jim Ross: The always focused Kurt Angle ready to go tonight. He knows what tonight means, but, King, before the introductions are made, let’s talk strategy. What does Kurt Angle need to do to win this match up?

Jerry Lawler: He’s got a choice to make, ankle or back? Does he go after the surgically-repaired back of Michaels or does he attempt to wear down the ankle for that devastating Ankle Lock?

Jim Ross: And what about Shawn Michaels?

Jerry Lawler: Sweet Chin Music. It’s really as simple as that, J.R. In my estimation, the most explosive finishing maneuver in all of wrestling. He hits that, it’s over.

~ The bell rings a couple of times, as Michaels and Angle warm up in their corners, and Lillian Garcia stands mid-ring.

Lillian Garcia: The following contest is scheduled for one fall, and it is for the FINAL SPOT in the Summer Games Gauntlet at SummerSlam. Introducing first … from San Antonio, Texas … weighing 220 pounds … the first ever Grand Slam Champion in WWE history … ‘The Heartbreak Kiiiiid’ … SHAWN MICHAELS!!

~ Another loud mixed reaction rings out for Shawn Michaels, as he continues to warm up, smile on his face.

Lillian Garcia: And his opponent … from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania … weighing in at 237 pounds … the WWE’s only Olympic Gold Medalist … a former WWE, WCW and World Heavyweight Champion … ‘The Wrrrestling Machine’ … KURT ANGLE!!

~ Angle raises his arms up to a monster ovation with some boos sprinkled in. Lillian leaves the ring, as the respective eyes of Michaels and Angle lock in on one another. The referee calls for the bell.

Jim Ross: Here … we … go.

5 - Main Event; Qualifying Match for #1 Contender’s Summer Games Gauntlet
Kurt Angle
vs. Shawn Michaels

The crowd is at a fever pitch, amped up for tonight’s main event, which has been hyped to the gills, in strong contrast to the two icons in the ring, whom act as it’s just any old match, both as focused and as confident as they always are. The two stars lock up in the middle of the ring, and Angle takes the quick advantage, expertly applying a side headlock, before taking Michaels down. HBK fights out of it, and both superstars make it back up to their feet, Angle evilly smirking, while The Showstopper isn’t too impressed, walking over to the turnbuckle, and lies across it, yawning.

Angle begins moving toward Michaels, but HBK quickly leaps down, and rolls out of the ring. Kurt quickly follows, avoids a Michaels’ clothesline, and looks for a GERMAN ON THE FLOOR, but HBK quickly fights, drilling Angle with a couple of hard back elbows, breaking the grip. Michaels then quickly gets some distance between himself and Angle, before sliding back into the ring. The Wrestling Machine follows in-

- SWEET CHIN MUSIC!!!!

Out of nowhere, Michaels drops Angle with the super kick, but the momentum sends Angle out of the ring. HBK mouths ‘damn it’ as we fade out to our final commercial break.

Back from the break, HBK and Angle exchange right hands, though The Wrestling Machine is rather woozy from that super kick before the break. Michaels begins to toy with Angle, popping his dizzy opponent with jabs, ala Michaels-Austin from Mania 14. The Wrestling Machine has no defense for HBK’s quick hands … or so he wants it to seem, before he quickly ducks a Michaels’ jab, grabs him, and PLANTS HIM WITH A GERMAN!! Kurt doesn’t let go of the grip, bringing HBK back up to his feet, and PLANTS HIM WITH A SECOND GERMAN!! The crowd cheers as Angle brings Michaels up a third time, and looks for a third German … but HBK grabs a hold of the top rope!

Kurt tries to force him over, but Michaels holds on tightly to the top, causing Angle to hammer on his back with right forearms. Worn, HBK grabs the ref and holds him tight, while he delivers a STIFF KICK TO THE GROIN OF ANGLE!! The crowd boos as Kurt goes down in a heap. HBK spends the next few minutes in complete control, working over the head and neck of Angle with right hands, swinging neck breakers and the such. Nothing manages to finish Angle off, however.

HBK decides to crank it up a notch, climbing up to the top turnbuckle, back to Angle. Kurt gets up to his feet, and Michaels leaps off, GOING FOR A MOONSAULT - AND HITS IT - BUT ANGLE GRABS HIS LEG AND LOCKS IN THE ANKLE LOCK!!! The crowd completely erupts, as Ross and Lawler bust a nut over the incredible counter by Angle. Kurt gets up and continues to wrench on the hold, but HBK pulls out a counter of his own, rolling through, and sends Angle flying over the middle rope!

The Heartbreak Kid staggers up to his feet, while Angle does much of the same on the outside. Michaels grabs the top rope, AND LEAPS OVER THE TOP WITH A PLANCHA - but Angle moves, and HBK crashes and burns!! The Wrestling Machine follows that up, by lifting Michaels up, and rams his surgically repaired back into the ring apron several times, before lifting him into his arms, and slamming his back against the steel turn post!!

Kurt brings HBK’s limp body in the ring, and punishes him with body slams, vertical suplexes, backbreakers, back suplexes and the like … but never manages to get a three count on The Showstopper. Angle manages to keep his emotions in check for the most part, however, and goes to a body scissors on the first ever WWE Grand Slam Champion.

One and a half minutes into the grueling maneuver, Michaels makes a comeback with hard rights, and fights out of, fights back up to his feet, and then keeps on fighting The Wrestling Machine. The crowd gives HBK a mixed reaction, as The Showstopper drills Angle with hard right hands, before taking him down with a couple of clotheslines. HBK continues with his MOVES OF DOOM~, before finally climbing to the top turnbuckle, leaps off … AND HITS THE ELBOW DROP!!

Arizona buzzes loudly while Michaels pops up, and begins to feed off the energy, both negative and positive. With Angle clutching his chest in pain, HBK walks over to the corner, and begins tuning up the band! After a dozen or so stomps, Angle gets up, staggers around, AND MICHAELS GOES FOR SWEET CHIN MUSIC - but Angle ducks it, AND GOES FOR THE ANGLE SLAM - but Michaels counters!

Michaels throws a right hand, but Angle ducks it, and grabs Michaels around the waist, looking for a German, but HBK hooks the leg. Michaels then performs a quick standing switch, ending up behind Angle, before PLANTING ANGLE WITH AN (ugly) GERMAN SUPLEX!! The crowd gives a thunderous mixed reaction, but Michaels doesn’t break the hold. He lifts Angle up, and DRILLS HIM WITH A SECOND GERMAN, before picking him up a third time … AND CONNECTS WITH A THIRD GERMAN!!

The arena stands and applauds in appreciation, while both Michaels and Angle lay out on the canvas, completely worn out. The referee begins his ten count, and once he makes it to eight, MICHAELS KIPS UP!! HBK tries to walk over Angle … but Kurt GRABS HIS LEG … AND APPLIES THE ANKLE LOCK!! With his devastating hold lock in, Angle gets back up to his feet, and begins to wrench in the hold, while Michaels squirms in pain.

The Heartbreak Kid begins to crawl towards the ropes, which has to be coming along painstakingly slow for the Icon … but it only gets worse, when Angle DRAGS HIM BACK TO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!! Michaels tries to roll through the hold … BUT ANGLE HOLDS ON TO THE HOLD!! Like a crazed nut, Angle fiercely yells for Michaels to “TAP”, while the crowd does much of the same. HBK spins over onto his back, and KICKS ANGLE … BUT KURT KEEPS THE HOLD LOCKED IN like a rabid pit bull!! Faced with the prospect of losing this match AND having his ankle broken in the process, MICHAELS MAKES A DESPERATE LUNGE FOR THE ROPES - JUST AS ANGLE GRAPEVINES THE LEG - BUT THE SHOWSTOPPER REACHES THE ROPES ANYWAY!!

Half of the crowd explodes, while the other half groans, but damn near everyone thought it was over. Angle lets go of the hold and collapses to the canvas, hands on his face. A loud “HBK” chant starts up, as Angle begins to pound his fists against the canvas. While Michaels holds his left ankle in pain, Angle gets up to his feet, and pulls the straps on his attire down, before leaping up and down with intensity, getting a nice pop from this crowd. HBK uses the ropes to pull himself up, while Angle stalks him.

Michaels hobbles around, and Angle lifts him up, GOING FOR THE ANGLE SLAM - BUT MICHAELS COUNTERS AND SMARTLY LANDS ON HIS RIGHT FOOT!! Angle turns around, AND HBK LEVELS HIM WITH SWEET CHIN MUSIC!!!

The Showstopper immediately falls down to the canvas, holding his left ankle in pain, while Angle’s lights have been completely turned off. The crowd is once more at a fever pitch as Michaels begins to crawl toward Angle’s lifeless body at a snail’s pace, crap ankle and all, completely worn out from the match.

The crowd soon lets out a strong ovation … as ROB VAN DAM begins to walk down to the ring, scowl on his face.

Michaels doesn’t look too happy, and begins to panic, trying with all of his might to cover Angle. Finally, he manages to get an arm across his shoulder!

1...

2...

RVD LEAPS ONTO THE APRON!!

Completely flustered, Michaels lets go of the cover, turns on his stomach and takes a swipe at RVD, only to have Van Dam leap down from the apron. HBK uses the ropes to pull himself up and RVD watches intently. Several times, Van Dam feigns getting onto the apron, causing Michaels to wildly kick between the ropes! RVD begins to smirk, continuing to rattle Michaels, whilst unbeknownst to The Showstopper, Angle begins to get back up to his feet behind him.

RVD backs up, pretending to be frustrated by Michaels, causing HBK to smirk, and delivers a DX crotch chop to a mixed reaction. Van Dam then lets out a smirk of his own, as ANGLE COMES FROM BEHIND, and looks for a German Suplex - but MICHAELS COUNTERS, and lands on his FEET … BUT HIS LEFT ANKLE BUCKLES!!

The Wrestling Machine quickly turns around, AND LOCKS IN THE ANKLE LOCK AGAIN!!!

Michaels squirms and screams in pain, turning his body toward the ropes, but there’s no way in hell Angle’s gonna let him get out of this thing twice, immediately GRAPEVINING THE LEG!!!! Michaels yells out, as the crowd yells for him to tap, Angle yells for him to tap, and RVD does as well, slamming his right palm on his left, right in Michaels’ face!! Despite his incredible heart and determination, there’s only so much one man can stand … and eventually…







Angle-Michaels VI ends just like Angle-Michaels I

…with HBK TAPPING OUT!!!!!!!

Winner - Kurt Angle via submission at 22:33. Angle qualifies for the Gauntlet.

Angle lets go of the hold, and the crowd roars. It roars for Angle winning the match, but more importantly, it appreciates the superhuman performance that both icons of the squared circle put into the past 23 minutes in a TV classic.

Jim Ross: My God, what an epic! My God, what two competitors - two surefire future WWE Hall of Famers - we have just seen go back and forth for almost half an hour (~__~), tooth and nail, and left it all in the ring in a match that I will NEVER, EVER FORGET!!

Jerry Lawler: We promised these fans a classic because we knew that Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle would deliver, and that’s exactly what they did here!! And now, The Summer Games Gauntlet is set in stone. Kurt Angle, Umaga, Ken Doane, Carlito, John Morrison and MVP will battle it out at SummerSlam with the winner getting a WWE Title shot!

Angle merely lays on the canvas, his body drenched in sweat, muscles still incredibly tense, as HBK reaches down to grab his ankle, which might as well be shattered at this point.

Jim Ross: For all of his arrogance, for all of his conceit, we may not EVER witness a better performance than the one that Shawn Michaels put on here tonight. The man hasn’t lost a single step in the last twenty years, and he’s gotten nothing but tougher since I’ve known him. There isn’t a man on this planet that can last that long in the ankle lock besides HBK.

Jerry Lawler: And I think we can both agree that if certain things went differently, like that extremely crappy wrestler staying in the back, than maybe it’s Shawn Michaels walking out of here with the win.

The referee walks over, and helps Angle up to his feet, before he raises his hand, which gets another nice ovation from the crowd. Outside, Rob Van Dam nods his head a bit, before turning, and heads back up the ramp, satisfied.

Jim Ross: Earlier in the night, an HBK distraction costed RVD his chance to be in this prestigious Gauntlet Match. Well, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, and RVD returned the favor here tonight. Ladies and gentlemen, the Road to SummerSlam is filled with twists and turns, but two things we know for DAMN sure: Kurt Angle is in the Summer Games! And this thing between Rob Van Dam and Shawn Michaels is - not - OVER! Goodnight, everybody.

RVD stops at the top of the ramp and looks back to see Shawn Michaels fiercely glaring at him, holding his ankle, but the look of pain previously on his face has been completely replaced by one of anger, while Angle celebrates in the background, pounding his chest.

END OF SHOW


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Current Card for SummerSlam
August 26th, 2007
East Rutherford, New Jersey




World Heavyweight Championship Match:
World Hvwt. Champion Mr. Kennedy vs. ‘The Great One’ The Rock



WWE Championship; TLC Match:
‘The Rated R Superstar’ Edge vs. ‘The Legend Killer’ Randy Orton

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Summer Games Gauntlet; #1 Contender’s Match:
'The Wrestling Machine' Kurt Angle vs. Ken Doane vs.
'The Guru of Greatness' John Morrison w/Melina vs. Carlito vs.
MVP w/Reigns|Playgirls vs. 'The Samoan Bulldozer' Umaga w/AAE




WWE Tag Team Championship Match; Stipulation TBA:
The Carolina Connection vs. The Hooligans




Women’s Championship; Victoria’s Last Chance:
Mickie James vs. Victoria

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Great to see that the shows are coming so rapidly now, Mac ... the build to SS will be epic, imo. Since the shows are coming so fast, I have decided that I will review Raw and SD! together, and post them together. So your Raw review will be up when SD! is up.
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~ Raw Feedback ~

Not going to review everything on Raw just certain things


Opening Match - This is one of many dream matches for me, MVP vs RVD and sounds like a good match. I like that MVP won and hopefully with the way it ended we could see an RVD/HBK feud start. If they already have one going I wouldn't know as I only just a couple days ago have started reading this thread so if they already have a feud going let me know. Good little match with a good ending.

JBL Locker Room - I like how this is written out and I can picture JBL saying everything that you wrote. Good writing for this and I enjoyed reading it.

Backstage Hallway - Great little segment you've written here. I enjoyed reading it and it's great when you can actually picture Kurt Angle saying all that in your head while reading it. Great realistic intensified segment. Excellent work with this segment as always. I love the "Raven syndrome" part

Edge vs Joey Mercury - I really don't like squash matches and would have been cool if Edge got a better opponent but it's your BTB so what can ya do.

Orton promo - Well written little promo, I like the idea of Orton competing in a TLC match on Raw although it'll probably be up against some jobber, lol. Should be interesting nonetheless.

Backstage RVD Locker Room - Good little segment here, well written and I like how RVD doesn't say anything but "Get Out" Again good segment.

‘Super Summer Slamboree in Recognition of The Wrestling God.’ - Love this little segment. Very well written and I enjoyed this very much. I love how Charlie talks about him in the past few weeks and then JBL says "Sorry I already have a manager" oh I love it !! JBL rules. Good little brawl after the promo part of it is very. Excellent segment.

Main Event - Very good main event you've written here my friend. Enjoyed it and it was brilliantly written. I knew RVD was gonna have something to do with the outcome of the match. Great match overall and great writing.

Keep up the great work and I enjoyed reading this. Card for Summerslam looks excellent as well. Looking forward to it.

Rating - 10/10




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Angle|Michaels is overdone tbh

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Starting off with a match is fine but I expect some sort of commentary welcoming the fans to the show but I can see you not wanting to waste time on commentary. MVP beating RVD is a huge win for him. Since RVD lost, then that makes it way too obvious that Shawn is losing too. Umaga is winning the gauntlet anyway. Angelina annoying JBL is getting kind of...well, annoying. Super Summer Slamboree is catchy though

No offence but MVP's celebration has an orgy feel to it. I'm not a huge fan of Charlie Haas but I like him and see some potential. He desperately needed some direction and that's exactly what he got here. I don't see the Angle situation ending here. Angle's reason was fair enough but not straight enough. I can see something more coming from these two. The speech ended rather abrupty and I know that that's what you were going for but it was a bad ending to a good promo

Edge using the Edgecator heading into TLC? Don't see it. Atleast Orton alluded to it. Edge should've gotten some words out tbh but he almost always gets the last word so nice versatality. Orton in a TLC against someone next week? So Orton never being a TLC match come 'Slam goes right out the window. He said kicking off the show so there's still room for a main event. Swerve, I see

Nice title for the show . I like Coach and he's being used wonderfully. Less RVD says the better. He needs some internal awakening tbh and Michaels should want to do it heading into their match at SummerSlam (Jumping the bullet?). Victoria looking dominant is not out of the ordinary. Exposing the facade that Mickie had set should guarantee a match between them at SummerSlam

Any sort of celebration is an invitation for a rivalry. Haas on the mic = yawn. This would've worked fine though if Haas was motivated enough. JBL owning Haas in the beginning was a nice touch and Haas is really and underdog, who people would pull for. I don't want to see them fighting it out in SummerSlam because JBL will destroy Haas there imo and if anything else happens, it would kill the JBL character. JBL tapping was a bit premature imo. Should've happened like two weeks later. One thing I understand from this is that Haas REALLY wants the main event

Victoria and Coach promo was just there. Victoria getting too much mic time kills the dominant character and threatening Coach with McMahon was just cheap. Coach defending Beth though = gold

Summer Games Gauntlet is set huh? Like I said Umaga will win. I could see it coming down to Angle and Umaga and Umaga winning only to have a triple threat at Unforgiven. So Edge wouldn't have to lose the gold and Umaga wouldn't have to lose, period

Both interviews were good. Angle is good on the mic in any character up to this point. I'm kind of tired with this HBK character. He should just be Shawn Michaels from now. The match was all kinds of awesome but I knew Angle was winning. RVD repaid Shawn for earlier tonight and Angle looked completely dominant. I didn't like the ending for a RAW show. Didn't have the same dramatic effect as it would've on PPV or it did at WM 21, 23. From your RAW, I can say that the only thing that you don't have enough of is controversy besides this Haas situation of course and the other divas angle

SmackDown is so much better than RAW atm. One thing I wanted to say on SmackDown was that instead of having people like Triple H, Cena and Undertaker take off why not show the Rock the door? I know that he can have a lot of fresh feuds but it'd be slightly more realistic imo and I'm sure you know this by now but I'm high on realism bar storylines angles
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Mac, it's been a long time since I've gotten a chance to review one of your shows. Opening the show with a match instead of a promo, was a nice change. With the Van Dam/Michaels feud far from over, it's no surprise that MVP picked up the win, and right now, he's one of my picks to win the Summer Ganulet Match at Summerslam.

As usual JBL seems to be a bit over the top with the name of his celebration for later in the show. The Angle/Hass segment was well written, and made a lot of sense. While Benjamin has recieved a lot of accolades in the WWE, Hass though never seemed to make it to the next step. Hopefully, this brings a new side to Hass's character in this thread.

Edge winning his match was obvious, but nice way of continuing the TLC feud, with Orton competing in his first one next week at the start of Raw. Obviously Van Dam will be involved in the finish of Michaels/Angle VI, despite Coach's words to RVD. As far as the Diva's match, great focus on continuing the Victoria/Mickie feud. Mickie running out of the wheelchair and back up the ramp was priceless. IMO, the stipulation announced for their match, almost guarantees that Victoria will finally win the title, despite the fact that you're the biggest Mickie fan on this thread.

A JBL/Hass feud is interesting and original, IMO. Despite Hass's apparent new push in this thread, I still see JBL leaving Summerslam, still champion, albeit by a possible DQ or countout finish, with the feud still continuing from there. Carlito winning was expected as though he lost to JBL recently, he still looks to be recieving a huge push in this thread.

The buildup for Angle/Michaels VI on this show has been awesome. Both men's interviews were spot on. The commentary and introductions for both men were excellent. MOTN without a dobut, though it was clear that Angle was going to win this match, as I see Michaels/Van Dam being added to the Summerslam card.

All in all, what another great show Mac. I know over on Smackdown, it will be Kennedy/Rock for the WHC at Summerslam, but right now it seems as if Raw is beating Smackdown in terms of quality shows. Looking forward to Smackdown.
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Back on the BTB bandwagon and as my inspiration to return, you are first. Awwwwww, feel the love~!

Yay for MVP~! Glad to see he is in. Logic did dictate that RVD would be screwed by HBK, but MVP deserves the spot and along with Morrison, obviously takes the spots as the 'undesireable' picks for the match. I'd wager either one of the two getting a real good outing.

Super Summer Slamboree in Recognition of The Wrestling God? No FREAKING way~! My god, you do know how to play on JBL'S character. First the celebration after Backlash, now this? It suits JBL's image so well. It's going to be something else.

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Lmao, love Charlie Haas, but he has been a bitch. What happened to him/The Monsters? Lovely to see interaction between these two, very lovely indeed. I see Haas making a mark, just not entirely sure how.

Easy win~! Nice to see 'le 'Champ getting some good momentum heading into Summerslam. Orton/TLC? Boy, this is surely going to be an epic confrontation, maybe in Edge-style to real life? I'd LOVE that. Orton trying to justify his chances in a match 'not his own' would be awesome If you could pull it out of the bag, it could truely be something special.

Coach is awesome. 'Nuff said.

Lmao at Mickie. That would be sensational to see in real life. Lovely stuff you are doing with the women at the moment. Potential for a few new youngbloods coming in soon? Nattie?

JBL is such a jackass, yet I LOVE it. Amazing. Haas? Oh god, this screams 'DESTROYED'. Unlike some, I don't wish for Haas to get some offense in. I'd love for this to just further things with Haas and his current mind-set, before he either completley snaps, or starts to go into Kurt Angle's line of thinking and starts to win again. Either or.

I'm 50/50 on Carlito on whether I like or hate him, but he needed to win to gain back some momentum after losing to JBL at Backlash. Wise move, but can't see him doing much.

Lovely hype promos. HBK is such an awesome heel. He gets big pops as a face but his stuff as a heel has never been topped by what he has done as a face, without a doubt. He and Angle is going to be something else.

What an epic contest. I can't say I read it all, Maccy. I wrote this last night and finished it off today and I have been rushing to get you these comments, as I did not want to keep you hanging. Wish choice with Angle winning though. It's obviously set for HBK/RVD, OR, are you going to do a 'Jericho/HBK' on us and leave it for a while, with maybe an assault thrown in by Michaels for good measure. I could see it happening.

Another great show, Mac. Not much I can find wrong, or I don't like, and that is rare when I review.

Summerslam imo.
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Friday Night SmackDown! - August 3rd, 2007; Phoenix, Arizona

“…whether it was on purpose or not … it’s your … fault.”



The Man


After the video package and pyro, our commentators, Joey Styles, Tazz and Michael Cole, welcome us to the program, hyping up the SmackDown that takes place tonight, with Kid Kash taking on Chris Sabin to crown a number one contender for the CW Title, United States Champion Matt Hardy in action, and The Rock taking on Jeff Hardy, a week after Rock laid Mr. Kennedy, the World Heavyweight Champion, with The Rock Bottom. But up next, The New Breed takes on Chavo Guerrero and Rey Mysterio.

1 - Rey Mysterio|Chavo Guerrero vs. The New Breed w/Booker T|Sharmell

Following last week’s brawl, both Chavo and Mysterio are out for revenge this week, moving at a rapid pace, and looking to use their advantages to take out their younger opponents. The two veterans control the opening few minutes, but it’s no surprise to see the youth and power advantage of The New Breed help them retake control of the contest. The finish comes when the match completely breaks down, and the numbers advantage of the heels allows Sharmell to distract the referee, which lets Booker enter the ring and drill Mysterio with a SCISSORS KICK!! Booker rolls out of the ring, allowing Elijah, the legal man, to pin Mysterio!

Winner - The New Breed via pin fall at 7:18.

The New Breed, Booker T and Sharmell soon make their way back up the entrance ramp, after stealing their biggest win in a long while. Inside the ring, Chavo checks on an upset Mysterio, who struggles back up to his feet.

Michael Cole: Booker T and The New Breed STEAL one here tonight from Chavo and Mysterio!!

Tazz: Doesn’t matter how they got the win, they got it, but you gotta wonder what was the deal with Booker calling them to the back last week. Maybe he has bigger plans?

Joey Styles:
That was last week, this week, The People’s Champion and number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam will be in action tonight, taking on Jeff Hardy. But up next, The Rock speaks!

{Commercials}


*Backstage - Ext. of GM’s Office*

‘The World’s Strongest Man’ Mark Henry and Teddy Long stand outside the office, with T-Lo banging away on the door like a madman. Soon enough, Maryse, Stephanie McMahon’s assistant, opens the door, but quickly steps outside and closes it behind her.

Teddy Long: What the hell is the meaning of this!?

Maryse:
What meaning?

Teddy Long: The meaning of the World’s Strongest Man, the most dominant wrestler on the planet, not being on SmackDown since the Great American Bash.

Maryse:
Only been one week since American Bash.

Teddy Long:
You crackas and your excuses crack me up. I guess the brotha’ has just a little too much color, huh?

Maryse: I don’t know what you me-

Teddy Long: Mark Henry, Da Silvaback, the king of the SmackDown ring, didn’t get a spot on SmackDown last week, but yet, the Irish bastard got a shot AT A SHOT, and every otha’ cracka’ on the show got a spot. Now, where in the hell is the ‘Billion Dollar Racist’ Stephanie?

Maryse: She had business to attend.

Teddy Long: (Scoffs) Probably making sure one of her white superstars are all comfortable.

Maryse: Anything else I can help with?

~ Long and Henry angrily glare at Maryse, before turning around, and angrily head down the hallway. Once the two are out of sight, Maryse quickly re-enters the room.


*Backstage - Interview Area*

Steve Romero stands by, microphone in hand.

Steve Romero: Ladies and gentlemen, my guest at this time … and number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam … The Rock!

~ The crowd lets out a thunderous mixed reaction, leaning towards cheers, as ‘The Great One’ The Rock steps into screenshot, dressed to compete, with one of his black “Hit It Hard” T-shirts on top, and his shades on.

Steve Romero: Rock, last week on SmackDown-

The Rock:
Please don’t tell The Rock that you’re gonna do the whole tired, repetitive, worn-out (puts on whiny voice) “Why, Rocky, why? Why did you hit Mr. Kennedy with The Rock Bottom? Why did you slap him? Why am I so stupid?” (stops)

~ Rocky adjusts his shades.

The Rock:
The Rock doesn’t know the answer to the last question, but the Rock’ll tell ya this. This isn’t a game to The Rock … the World Heavyweight Championship on the line … SummerSlam, one of the biggest pay-per-views of the year … millions of fans around the globe gonna be watchin’ … gonna be one of the most watched pay-per-views of ALL-TIME … every single news outlet focused in on the Continental Airlines Arena come August 26th to see the most electrifying man in sports AND entertainment; it’s gonna be big … and it’s gonna be big … because of The Rock.

~ Mixed reaction for The Great One, showing a bit more arrogance than he has in recent memory.

The Rock: And if that blond-haired piece of monkey crap thought that The Rock was gonna just bend down and kiss his sack like everybody else around this place, he got everything he deserved last week, and got a whole lot more comin’!

~ More boos for The People’s Champion ring out, though he’s still clearly got his contingent cheering for him.

Steve Romero: But, Rock, the fans in-

The Rock: (Whiny voice) “But Rock. But Rock. B- b- b- But Rock.” (stops) Do The Rock a favor, go play in traffic.

~ Rocky snatches the microphone, and shoves poor Romero out of screenshot. Rock turns toward the camera.

The Rock: Mr. Kennedy, The Rock knows you’re watchin’ The Rock right now. Yeah, you’re probably breathin’ all over your monitor, just wantin’ a piece of The Rock, needing to get at The Rock! Every fiber in your BEING is telling you, “Hey, Kenny, go get The Rock!” Well … let The Rock remind you of this one important fact … you ain’t nothin’.

~ Crowd boos the Brahma Bull, as Rock adjusts his shades.

The Rock:
You’re still a kid, still a baby in the business. This is your first year on top. The Rock’s been doin’ this for years! Big matches for years! Big environments for years! What is this, The Rock’s 23rd SummerSlam or something crazy like that? So don’t you worry that pretty little head of yours about coming after The Rock, or revenge or payback, or any of that. All you worry about is three very important things. ONE … show up to SummerSlam. TWO … bring the World Heavyweight Championship with you, and number THREE and most importantly … remind The Rock to whoop that monkey ass all up and down that arena!

~ Split reaction from the crowd; a “ROC-KY” chant looks to get started, but Rock quickly talks over it.

The Rock: IF YA SMELLLLLL-LA-LA-LA-LA-LAOOOO … WHAT THE ROCK IS … COOKIN’!

~ The crowd lets out another mixed reaction, and The Great One raises The People’s eyebrow before heading out of screenshot.

{Commercials}

2 - Finlay vs. Simon Dean

Poor Simon Dean continues to be used as one of the key fall guys on Friday nights, and it doesn’t change here. The Fighting Irishman gets to get his face on television, beating the crap out of Dean in a glorified squash match, though Dean does manage to get in a comedy spot or two. The finish sees Finlay finish off Simon with the Celtic Cross to get the three count

Winner - Finlay via pin fall at 6:02.

Finlay celebrates … but we get a quick shot of a backstage locker room, as BOOKER T talks with TEDDY LONG, each man shaking their head at the on-goings.

*Backstage - Hallway*

‘The Animal’ Batista, dawned in a spiffy black suit and his trademark shades, walks down a corridor. With his right hand wrapped up, a product of last week’s mirror incident, Batista gets to his destination - the GM’s office - and bangs on it with his left hand. After several knocks, Maryse once more opens the door, quickly exits it, and closes it. Batista looks her up and down with a smirk, drinking it all in {“Big Smooth” Dave Batista}, before finally looking at her face.

Batista: Where’s Stephanie?

Maryse:
She had business to attend to.

~ Batista takes his shades off, letting out a full-blown smile.

Batista:
Move … now.

~ Maryse is foreign, not stupid, and does what she’s told. The Animal grabs the knob, and pushes in, and his eyes immediately lock on to Stephanie McMahon sitting at her desk. Maryse follows Dave in.

Maryse: Sorry, Ms. McMahon.

Stephanie McMahon:
You can’t watch a door either?

Batista:
We need to talk.

Stephanie McMahon:
(Sighs) Dave, I’ve got a busy night tonight. My father is stopping in, we’ve got several things to discuss, and the last thing I need is to have whiny, bitchy wrestlers coming in here and demanding things that they can’t have.

~ Batista angrily scrunches his face up.

Stephanie McMahon:
No offense.

Batista:
Look, this is important.

~ Steph lets out a long sigh, before looking up at Batista.

Batista: After all of the money I’ve made you, and everybody else walking these halls…

Stephanie McMahon:
No need for the guilt trip. What is it?

Batista: I need time on the mic … in the ring.

Stephanie McMahon: Ugh, can’t you just do an interview?

Batista:
No.

~ Stephanie’s face is now the one that scrunches up, before she lets out another sigh.

Stephanie McMahon: Fine.

Batista: And-

Stephanie McMahon: “And?” Are you serious?

Batista:
And … I want the final slot.

~ Stephanie begins laughing.

Stephanie McMahon:
Dave, I’m not moving my whole show around, because you have a huge ego and want the main event spot to talk. So, unless you’re going out to that ring to call out Ric freakin’ Flair, I’m afraid I’m gonna have to say no.

~ Batista continues to look at Steph, who notices the look, and eventually stops chuckling.

Stephanie McMahon: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh. (Steph lets out her trademark smirk) I was wondering how long it would take you to start blaming him.

Batista: I’m not blaming anybody. Look, do I have the spot or not!?

~ Steph looks up at Batista, who’s face remains stone like as he stares at the Billion Dollar Princess. Stephanie eventually gives The Animal a bit of a nod, and Batista turns and leaves in a flash.

Stephanie McMahon: You’re welcome.

{Commercials}


*Backstage - Interview Area*

Josh Matthews stands by, microphone in hand.

Josh Matthews:
Ladies and gentlemen, my guest at this time … the World Heavyweight Champion … Ken Kennedy!

~ The crowd lets out a strong ovation as Mr. Kennedy steps into screenshot, dressed in a “Talk Loud, Hit Harder” T-shirt and a pair of sweats, title belt on his right shoulder. KK wears a scowl as he impatiently waits for Matthews to ask his question, chomping away on his gum.

Mr. Kennedy: Get to it, Romero.

Josh Matthews:
It’s, uh, Josh. Josh Matthews.

Mr. Kennedy:
Whatever, Johnny. Gimme the question.

Josh Matthews:
Well, last week on SmackDown, you managed to defeat The Nature Boy Ric Flair in the main event. But after the match, you were on the receiving end of not only a SLAP from The Rock … but a Rock Bottom as well. Wi-

Mr. Kennedy: Thanks for the recap, but I think I’ll take it from here.

~ KK takes the mic from Matthews.

Mr. Kennedy: Unlike usual, I don’t have much to say on the subject, but will say this. Rock, we coulda’ did this the right way; four weeks of talkin, four weeks of hype, four weeks of training, four weeks of respect, four weeks of simply getting ready for one of the biggest matches in SummerSlam history. Instead, ya slapped me in the face, ya kicked me in the face, and ya hit me with The Rock Bottom.

~ Crowd gives a mixed reaction, leaning toward heat.

Mr. Kennedy: So now … I owe ya.

~ Crowd cheers

Mr. Kennedy: And you can bet your ass that I’ll cash in. Might be this week, might be next, but it’s a comin’ … or my name isn’t… Mr. Kennedy … Kennedy.

~ The crowd finishes chanting along, while Kennedy angrily tosses the mic back to Matthews, and heads off camera, receiving a strong ovation.

*Back to ringside*

3 - Kid Kash vs. Chris Sabin - #1 Contender’s Match for the Cruiserweight Championship.

Despite Kash becoming more and more “face-like” in recent weeks, The Notorious K.I.D. plays the pseudo-heel against Sabin. Kash and Sabin are relatively evenly matched throughout the entirety of the offense, with Kash keeping Sabin grounded, until the younger superstar takes to the air. The finish comes when Kash looks for the Double Jump Moonsault, but Sabin moves out of the way, and Kash crashes and burns! Both men get up, and Sabin looks for the Cradle Shock, but Kash fights off his shoulders, and looks for the Dead Level, but Sabin fights out of it! Sabin kicks him in the gut, tucks him, and looks for a power bomb, but The Notorious K.I.D. flips out of it, before drilling Sabin with the MONEY MAKER!!! Kash then quickly covers him for the victory.

Winner - Kash via pin fall at 7:29.

The crowd gives the ECW alumnus a mixed reaction, as he gets up to his feet, face showing determination, as he motions that the Cruiserweight Title will soon be his.

{Commercials}

Joey Styles: Welcome back to Friday Night SmackDown, ladies and gentlemen, and as most of you know, the card for the biggest party of the Summer, SummerSlam, has already begun to take place.

Tazz: Absolutely. Matt Hardy defending the United States Title against The Fallen Angel. The Rock taking on Mr. Kennedy for the World Heavyweight Championship in the main event. And of course, the rematch of the match of the YEAR, in my estimation; The Carolina Connection defend the WWE Tag Team Titles against The Hooligans with a special stipulation!

Michael Cole: But we don’t know what the stipulation is; at least not yet. But next week, both The Carolina Connection and The Hooligans will be in the building, and we expect Shelton Benjamin and Gregory Helms to tell us what kind of match the two teams will be going at it in.

Joey Styles:
I can not wait for that. The two of them completely tore the roof down at the Great American Bash in a thirty minute classic. No telling what’s in store for SummerSlam!

*Backstage - GM’s Office*

Stephanie McMahon sits in her office, back to the door & the desk, gazing out the window … before she hears someone enter, and spins around.

???:
Gonna be a helluva night come the 24th.

~ The camera pans over to show
VINCE MCMAHON standing before her, dark suit.

Mr. McMahon:
The Carolina Connection versus The Hooligans. Daniels, Hardy. Kennedy, Rock for the World Title. Tremendous card.

Stephanie McMahon: Couldn’t agree more.

Mr. McMahon: Plus with Raw’s card - Mickie, Victoria Two; Summer Games Gauntlet; TLC with Orton and Edge - oh, I can’t wait.

Stephanie McMahon: (Rolls eyes) Have a seat, dad.

~ McMahon has a seat directly across from his daughter, who sits behind her desk, waiting for Vinnie Mac to get to business. McMahon lets a slight smile.

Mr. McMahon:
All right, onto business. I know it’s busy around here tonight, but I’ve been busy all week and this morning, so this was the only time I could sit down with you. Right off the bat, speaking of SummerSlam, I’m gonna have a major announcement concerning the immediate futures of both the Raw and SmackDown rosters at the pay-per-view.

Stephanie McMahon: Sounds serious.

Mr. McMahon:
It is … but exciting, and I‘ll be telling Coach the same this Monday.

~ Steph once again rolls her eyes at the mention of Jonathan Coachman, while McMahon seems to have gotten far more serious.

Mr. McMahon:
Now, as for these … situations with Cena and Hunter-

Stephanie McMahon:
Ugh.

Mr. McMahon: Come on now. I don’t know if you understand just how big of a deal this is. You’ve got advertisers worried, the board is worried, I’m worried, okay? Two of the biggest superstars in this company-

Stephanie McMahon: My brand, my way.

Mr. McMahon: My company, my way.

~ Steph shakes her head, and McMahon continues.

Mr. McMahon: Two of the biggest money-makers in this company are sitting out because of problems they’ve had with you.

Stephanie McMahon: Wrong.

Mr. McMahon: (Scoffs) Wrong?

Stephanie McMahon: They’re not sitting out because of me. Hunter and Cena are sitting out because they have egos the size of whole countries and think that they belong to be put above everybody on the roster for a World Title shot because of their names, and I won’t have it.

Mr. McMahon: Your style is costing me money, Steph.

Stephanie McMahon: Wrong again.

~ Vinnie Mac leans back in his chair, half-upset, half-impressed with the gall of his daughter, who continues.

Stephanie McMahon: Cena taking out The Undertaker costs you money. Triple H showing up to a pay-per-view only to turn around and piss our fans off costs you money. And let me remind you … they can come back whenever they like. They’re not suspended. They haven’t been told not to show up. My doors are wide open.

~ Stephanie lets out her trademark grin, as McMahon originally looks upset … and then lets out a smirk.

Mr. McMahon: You’re as stubborn as a mule, you know that?

Stephanie McMahon: I get it from my dad.

~ McMahon smiles as he gets up from his seat, adjusting his suit, while Steph gets up and does much of the same.

Mr. McMahon: Oh, and I see you did me that favor and kept Maryse.

~ Steph walks around the desk towards her father.

Stephanie McMahon: Friend of yours?

Mr. McMahon: Oh, I know her quite well (Lets out smile … but soon smartens up). But that’s beside the point. Do me another favor.

Stephanie McMahon: What is it with people and favors today?

Mr. McMahon: Give one of ‘em a call; Cena or Hunter. (Steph tries to cut him off) Ah, ah, you don’t have to promise anybody anything, but just listen to what they have to say, and then move on from there. All right?

~ Steph hesitates and then begrudgingly nods her head, before she and Vince embrace.

Mr. McMahon:
Take it easy, Steph.

Stephanie McMahon: You too, dad.

~ McMahon exits the room, while Stephanie looks on … and then looks up with a bit of an annoyed scowl, before she looks at the phone in the room.

*Back to ringside*

4 - Non-Title Match
United States Champion Matt Hardy vs. Tom Tucker

The jobber names just come to me, people. Nothing but a match to showcase the new United States Champion, and Hardy quickly finishes his opponent off with a Side Effect, and then a Twist of Fate.

Winner - Matt Hardy via pin fall at 3:02.

The crowd cheers for Hardy, who gets up, looking as good as he has in a long time. The cheers immediately turn from cheers to heat … as CHRISTOPHER DANIELS stands behind Hardy, holding his U.S. Title belt!!! Young Matthew turns around and DANIELS DRILLS HIM WITH THE BELT, knocking him out cold!! The crowd pours on the heat for the number one contender to Hardy’s title, as Daniels simply lies the title across the chest of the unconscious Hardy, and leaves the ring, message sent loud and clear.

{Commercials}

*Backstage - Booker T Locker Room*

Booker T, flanked by his New Breed and Sharmell, stands across from … William Regal, Mark Henry, Teddy Long and Jamie Noble, the Cruiserweight Champion. None in the group are dressed to compete, but all wear looks of frustration on their faces … except Noble, who doesn’t really seem to know why he’s there.

Booker T: We’re all here taday because we all have somethin’ in common, we’ve all been disrespected, we’ve all been held back, we’ve all been held down, ‘n’ I’m just ‘bout sick of it.

~ The wrestlers nod along.

Booker T: William Regal, da greates’ technical wrestler of his generation not even able to get airtime, but ‘da sucka he beat, CM Punk, gets airtime.

~ Regal puts on his scowl, and shakes his head in disgust.

Booker T:
‘The World’s Strongest Man’ Mark Henry dominated Finlay at ‘da Bash, but he ain’t even get a chance to show his damn face last week, while Finlay has had matches for ‘da las’ two weeks.

~ Henry pounds his palm with his fist.

Booker T: And my New Breed, Monty and Elijah, instead of bein’ given a shot at ’da tag team titles, Stephanie McMahon gives The Hooligans anotha’ shot at ‘da belts, ‘n’ stick my guys in singles matches; their a damn tag team; the best in the business!

~ The Alpha Male makes a couple of his typically goofy faces, while Burke nods.

Booker T: ‘Den, you got Jamie Noble. ‘Dis man won the Cruiserweight Title, but yet he gets no respect. Steph ain’t gave him no damn mic time, and she keeps puttin’ him in these ridiculous matches each ‘n’ every week. Hell, his first title defense was a triple threat, what ‘da hell is ‘dat about?

~ Noble kinda shrugs his shoulders, agreeing … but not all that passionate.

William Regal: I’ll tell you what it is; it’s blood preposterous that the finest talent in this company are treated like crap because we have an incompetent wench in control.

Teddy Long: I’ve had just about enough of the Billion Dollar Racist, and it’s about time we did somethin’ about it. Ya feel me?

Sharmell: Oh, we gonna do somethin’ about it!

Booker T: Ya damn skippy. But I need ta know ‘dat you guys are down for whateva’. I need at know ‘dat you guys are down for takin’ ‘dis thing and pushin’ it to ‘da limit, ya dig what I’m sayin’? Billy Regal, you in?

~ Regal, after recovering from the shock of being called Billy, nods.

Booker T: Mark ‘n’ T-Lo?

Teddy Long: Holla, holla, holla.

Booker T:
Noble?

Jamie Noble: Actually, I ain’t getting involved in any of this crazy stuff. {Booker and company begin to protest} Relax, relax. Now, listen, you fellas make some good points, but the way I figure it is, I’m the Cruiserweight Champion, and the last thing I need is to get on McMahon’s bad side.

Booker T: What ‘da hell you talkin’ ‘bout, man!?

~ Noble, Booker and company continue to argue with one another as we fade out…

*Backstage - Hallway*

‘The Great One’ The Rock makes his way down the corridor, dressed to compete, oiled up, as he has a bop in his step, ready to go. Rocky continues walking … until he passes a MASSIVE advertisement for SummerSlam, featuring both he and Kennedy. The Great One looks it up and down … and then lets out a slight smirk, before continuing on down the hall.

{Commercials}


*Backstage - Booker T Locker Room*

Booker T, Sharmell, Monty Brown, Elijah Burke, Mark Henry, Teddy Long and William Regal all continue to yell at Jamie Noble, who hold his hands up as he argues back, stating that he has no reason to get on the bad side of the general manager. The attention of the gang, however, is soon diverted as…

STEPHANIE MCMAHON walks into the locker room. All the talking stops, and most of the faces in the room show their clear frustration with the top dog on SmackDown; Noble, however, smiles wildly.

Stephanie McMahon: Jamie, they said I could find you here.

Jamie Noble:
Steph, ha, good to see ya, how are ya?

Stephanie McMahon: I’m-

Teddy Long: Little Miss Princess making her own visits now? News to me.

~ Steph smirks.

Stephanie McMahon: Always so colorful, Teddy.

Teddy Long: COLORFUL!? What the hell does that mean!?

Stephanie McMahon: Ooh, no need to get so … uppity, Teddy.

Teddy Long: UPPITY!?

Stephanie McMahon: You’re fun.

~ Long fumes with anger, while the rest of the pack attempt to calm him down; Steph turns her attention back to her Cruiserweight Champion.

Stephanie McMahon: I’m going to assume that you saw Kid Kash become the number one contender earlier tonight, correct?

Jamie Noble:
Yep.

Stephanie McMahon: Well, I know you just can’t wait to get in there to defend your title, so… we’re gonna have that match next week, right here on SmackDown.

~ Noble seems quite stunned by the announcement, but soon shakes it off, letting out a smile.

Jamie Noble: No problem, heh, you’re the boss.

Stephanie McMahon: Glad to hear it.

~ Steph turns around, and looks to head out, while Noble shakes his head, but Stephanie turns back around.

Stephanie McMahon:
Oh, and just to make sure that everything is squared up - and I know I probably don’t have to do this because you’re such a fighting champion…

~ Noble nods.

Stephanie McMahon: BUT, if you get counted out or disqualified next week against Kash, then you will LOSE the Cruiserweight Championship.

~ Jamie’s jaw hit’s the proverbial floor, as Steph lets out a slight smirk, and then heads out of the locker room. The camera pans over so we get a shot of the group behind Noble, all with their arms stretched out, as if to say, I told you so. Jamie’s face turns from shock to anger…

Jamie Noble: I’m in.

~ Booker pumps his fist, while the rest of the group let out a smirk.

William Regal: There ya go, sunshine.

*Back to ringside*

5 - Main Event
The Rock
vs. Jeff Hardy

Jeff Hardy has a relatively impressive performance against The Great One, showing thunderous grit throughout. However, it’s not the fortitude of Jeff which allows him to hang with the multi-time WWE Champion, but the (over?)confidence of the number one contender, who, at several points in the contest, takes the time out to pose for the crowd and taunt.

The finish comes when the junior Hardy gets on a bit of a roll, taking Rocky down with clotheslines, jawbreakers, and every other athletic, comeback maneuver Jeff has in his playbook. Hardy then looks to go for the Twist of Fate, but Rocky spins out of it, and then plants Jeff with the ROCK BOTTOM!! The Rock won’t stop there though, and NIPS UP to his feet, before smelling it, to a mixed reaction. Rocky then grabs a hold of him and hits a second Rock Bottom, and then a PEOPLE’S ELBOW, before getting the three count.

Winner - The Rock via pin fall at 8:29.

Rocky gets up to his feet, and the ref looks to raise his hand, but The Great One quickly snatches it away, and walks to the turnbuckle, before climbing it and raising his arm. The sold-out crowd gives The People’s Champion a mixed reaction.

Rocky climbs down from the turnbuckle - into a DOUBLE LEG FROM MR. KENNEDY!!!

The crowd roars as the World Heavyweight Champion takes The Rock down and begins to hammer away on him with right hands!! The Great One manages to give himself some space, shoving KK on him, before getting back up to his feet.

KK throws a right at Rock, but The Great One ducks under, looking for a ROCK BOTTOM - but KK spins out of it, and LIFTS ROCK ONTO HIS SHOULDERS - but Rock fights out of it, and rolls out of the ring!!

The crowd gives another split reaction, as The Great One backs up the entrance ramp, pointing at his temple with a smile, while in the ring, KK lets out a smirk of his own, before showing Rock with his fingers that he was “‘that’ close”.

{Commercials}

***I WALK ALONE***

The crowd erupts into a mixed reaction, but that soon degenerates into heat, as ‘The Animal’ Batista steps out onto the stage, adorned in a pair of sharp, dark shades and an equally sharp, dark suit. The former World Heavyweight Champion takes a look around the arena, his face showing no distinct emotion behind his sunglasses. Big Dave then continues on down to the ring, smooth stride intact. The Animal sprints up the steel steps, and climbs into the ring, while the sold-out crowd continues to shower the dominant competitor in heat.

Joey Styles: There he is, the former World Heavyweight Champion, ‘The Animal’ Batista, and rumor has it that Batista has some important things to get to here tonight.

Tazz: Just look at him; dressed to kill as usual. When Batista speaks, the world listens.

Batista calls for a microphone, and he’s soon handed one from Tony Chimel, as his music begins to die down. With his theme fading, the crowd immediately picks up, booing The Animal ferociously. Big Dave takes it all in stride, his face not changing at all. The crowd finally ceases from laying into Batista, and the big man brings the microphone up to his mouth.

Batista: Over the last couple o’ months or so … I’ve had my focus, I’ve had all my attention, each and every fiber of my being on one goal, and one goal only … the World Heavyweight Championship.

~ Batista stops for a second, bringing the mic down, trying to compose himself it would seem, before he brings the mic back up.

Batista: For eight months, I reigned as the World Heavyweight Champion. Every single month, week after week, day after day, hour after hour, minute after minute, for each and every second, I dominated this company like no other.

~ The crowd boos, but it’s the truth, quite frankly, and Big Dave knows it, paying the crowd no mind, and continues.

Batista:
There was absolutely NOBODY that could touch me. Kurt Angle stepped up, I put his ass into the ground.

~ More boos for The Animal.

Batista: Booker T felt the same thing. Same goes for Finlay. I beat down Bobby Lashley, I beat up Triple H, and I beat the crap out of The Rock, and I did it the way only I can; pure domination.

~ The crowd continues to jeer Batista. The Animal rubs the side of his mouth, then his soul patch, before continuing.

Batista: It didn’t matter the match type; No Holds Barred Matches, Triple Threat Matches, Elimination Chambers, Steel Cage Matches, I did it all with a smile on my face, not a scratch on my body, and the World Heavyweight Title on my shoulder. NOBODY could stop me.

~ ‘Asshole’ chant starts up, causing Batista to drop the mic. Big Dave waits for these contemptuous fans to die down before continuing.

Batista: But ever since the World Title has disappeared from my waist because of a fluke, nothing I seem to do to try to get it back works.

~ Batista shakes his head, clearly bothered by that cold truth, but he manages to bring the mic back up.

Batista: And that brings me, unfortunately, to my boy … my mentor … the man … ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair.

~ Incredibly LOUD pop for the greatest of all-time, though some boos are sprinkled in for the ‘unturned’ Naitch.

Batista: Ric … come on out here.

~ A “NA-TURE BOY” chant starts up, as Batista and the rest of this capacity crowd waits on the Money in the Bank contract holder.

Batista:
We need to talk.





***ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA***


The crowd roars, with a few letting out boos, as ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair steps out onto the stage, dressed in an expensive gray suit, looking as only he can look. Slick Ric carries the MITB briefcase in his right hand, and wears a skeptical look on his face as he stares in the ring at his friend, confused. Batista calls Ric on in, and Flair continues on down to the ring, while many of the fans give Flair the “I’m not worthy” bow at ringside.

The Nature Boy climbs into the ring, and although there’s a second or two of hesitation from both suited-and-booted superstars, Flair and Batista eventually shake hands and embrace in the middle of the ring. While Flair goes to grab a mic from Tony Chimel, Naitch’s music dies down, and Batista speaks.

Batista: Ric--

~ Another loud “NA-TURE BOY” chant starts up, cutting Batista off this time. Flair lets out a bit of smile for the first time, but almost immediately gets back to being serious, wondering why the hell he’s out here.

Batista: Ric, I want ya to see this…

~ Batista motions towards the titantron, and that’s where the attention of Naitch and the audience turns…

Backlash 2007: Towards the end of the Kennedy-Batista World Title match, the ref takes a spill and Naitch looks to help out Big Dave. Flair picks up a steel chair and slides into the ring. Before he can strike, The Hardys, come down the entrance ramp. Naitch quickly drops the chair, leaves the ring, leaps over the barricade, with the Hardys in pursuit.
Batista then grabs KK, looking for the Demon Bomb, but KK grabs the chair, and once Dave lifts him up, Kennedy lays him out with it. KK follows that up with the Kenton Bomb, and pins him to retain the title.
Everyone wonders whether or not Batista will explode, but Big Dave intensely focuses … on the steel chair left in the middle of the ring … and how it got there.

~ The footage ends, and the crowd boos the footage, while Flair holds his head down. The Animal turns towards Naitch, and Flair looks up, bringing the microphone up at the same time.

Ric Flair: Dave-

Batista: Wait … there’s more.

~ The crowd boos as Flair holds his head down, this time, shaking it a bit, as Batista once more motions towards the titantron…

GAB 2007: At the end of the Mega Tag Team Match - Cena/Batista vs. KK/Rock, with the referee down, Kennedy dumps Cena over the top rope and to the outside. KK’s arms are then grabbed by Batista, who calls in Flair with the MITB briefcase. Naitch smiles, then rears back, but KK ducks, and Naitch lays out Batista!
Flair looks shocked, but then goes out to lay out KK once more, but Kennedy ducks, and flattens Naitch with the Mic Check! As Rock gets back up, Cena looks to get back in the ring, but KK squares up, and calls him on in, causing Cena to flip him off, and head back up the ramp in a storm. Rocky hits The People’s Elbow on Batista and pins him, effectively dashing his SummerSlam World Title hopes.

~ More boos for the crowd as Naitch shakes his head … with a bit more disgust this time.

Batista: You and I both know that none of that was on purpose-

Ric Flair:
(Annoyed) I said I’m sorry already. So what’s the point, Dave?

~ Flair’s lack of composure gets a scowl out of Big Dave.

Batista: The point is that while your 785-year career seems to be moving on and up without a hitch - Mr. Money in the Bank, Main Event matches week in and out - my career is in the dump, because the World Heavyweight Championship isn’t around my waist! And whether it was on purpose or not, mistake or not … it’s yourfault.

~ The crowd boos Batista, as Flair’s eyes widen with shock. The Nature Boy drops the MITB briefcase on the ground, and takes a bit of a walk, before heatedly turning back to his protégé.

Ric Flair: My fault!?

Batista: Yeah.

~ Flair takes off his expensive jacket and furiously tosses it to the ground, getting a rousing pop from the crowd. Batista shakes his head with a bit of a smile, as Flair gets riled up.

Batista: Take it easy, Ric.

Ric Flair: MY FAULT!?

~ Flair gets right into Batista’s face, and puts his right index finger in it!

Ric Flair: Let me tell you somethin’, damn it!

~ The crowd ‘oohs’ and ‘ahs’, as Batista gives Flair a look that could kill.

Ric Flair: … You … are … the man! I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, you are THE - MOST - DOMINANT - WORLD - HEAVYWEIGHT - CHAMPION - OF - ALL TIME!!

~ Batista nods a bit with a smirk, but Flair doesn’t seem too happy, and neither is the crowd, booing that statement.

Ric Flair: BUT … if you think that I had anything to do with you losing those matches, you, my friend, are sadly mistaken!!

~ The Animal shakes his head.

Batista:
The footage doesn’t lie, Ric.

Ric Flair:
The footage doesn’t show you treatin’ the WrestleMania match like a JOKE for the first five minutes and three weeks before that, not training like you should, not eating like should, laughing at Kennedy, not givin’ a damn about nothin’!! The footage doesn’t show you being completely out of control for that Backlash match, no composure, no poise!! The footage doesn’t show … you being PLAIN OL’ STUPID AT JUDGMENT DAY!!

~ OH!; Flair looses up his tie, as Batista angrily looks at his mentor. Big Dave takes a deep breath before he speaks, however.

Batista: Watch it, Ric.

Ric Flair: You call me out in front of all these people!? Try to embarrass me!? Blame me!? Put your crap on me!? And I’m supposed to WATCH IT!? I’M--

~ Flair backs up and … DROPS A KNEE ON HIS JACKET! Epic. The crowd loudly cheers for The Nature Boy, as Flair pops back up to his feet and gets into Batista’s face again.

Ric Flair: I’M RIC FLAIR!! I’ve been doin’ this for THIRTY-FIVE YEARS - UP AND DOWN THE ROAD - STILL RELEVANT - MONEY IN THE BANK - GETTING READY FOR NUMBER SEVENTEEN!! HELL, I TRAINED YOU!! REMEMBER IT, BIG MAN!!
Don’t blame ME, blame yourself!! Get back on the horse, get back in the game, go get that belt, but don’t SLICK RIC!! I love ya like I son, Big Dave, but I don’t ASK for respect!! I’VE EARNED IT!! I’M - RIC - FLAIR!! WOOOOO!!!

~ The crowd WOOOS and then begins to cheer loudly for the tirade of the greatest to lace up a pair of boots. Big Dave nods, rubbing his soul patch, before he brings his eyes to the Nature Boy, and the mic to his mouth.

Batista:
Ric Flair, The Man?

Ric Flair:
THE MAN!! WOOOOO!!!

~ WOOOOO! Flair turns to the crowd.

Ric Flair: WOOOOOO!!!!

~ WOOOOOO!

Batista: Since you’re the man--

Ric Flair: THE MAN!!

~ WOOOOOO! Naitch turns to crowd again.

Ric Flair: WOOOO!!

~ WOOOOOO!

Batista: Since you want me to get back on the horse, back in the game, and you’re … The Man, and a stand-up guy, how about you stand up, and be a man … and put that Money in the Bank Contract on the line-

~ The crowd begins to buzz, while Flair looks down at his MITB briefcase.

Batista:
Against me-

~ Mixed reaction from the crowd, while Naitch looks up at Big Dave.

Batista:
At SummerSlam.

~ The sold-out audience lets out another loud mixed reaction, while Flair and Batista stare into the eyes of one another. Batista brings the mic back up.

Batista: You say it was an accident … but I’m still walking around here without my title belt. So the least you could do - since you’re such a standup guy - is to give me a shot at the Money in the Bank … A little friendly competition between friends.

~ Naitch takes another glance down at his MITB briefcase, before looking back up at his massive protégé, bringing the microphone up as well…

Ric Flair: …………You got it.

~ HUGE POP; Batista smiles.

Ric Flair: You want it, big man!? It’ll make you feel better!? Get you out of this funk!? Get your head back in the game!? Get you off my ass!? Then it’ll be The Animal versus … the limousine ridin’, jet flyin’, wheelin’, dealin’ kiss stealin’ SON OF A GUN, ‘THE NAITCHA BOY’ RIC FLAIR - WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! - at SummerSlam!! WOOOOOO!!!

~ The crowd continues to roar and go crazy, as Flair begins to strut around the ring, bouncing off the ropes. Big Dave nods, as “Also Sprach Zarathustra” hits once more. Flair stops in the middle of the ring, where Batista waits, only to see The Animal in front of him. The Nature Boy and The Animal share a bit of an awkward staredown … neither man particularly upset with the other at the moment, but both riled up and anxious … as they wait for the first move???







END OF SHOW


***



Current Card for SummerSlam
August 26th, 2007
East Rutherford, New Jersey




World Heavyweight Championship Match:
World Hvwt. Champion Mr. Kennedy vs. ‘The Great One’ The Rock



WWE Championship; TLC Match:
‘The Rated R Superstar’ Edge vs. ‘The Legend Killer’ Randy Orton



Money in the Bank Contract on the Line:
'The Nature Boy' Ric Flair vs. 'The Animal' Batista

---



Summer Games Gauntlet; #1 Contender’s Match:
'The Wrestling Machine' Kurt Angle vs. Ken Doane vs.
'The Guru of Greatness' John Morrison w/Melina vs. Carlito vs.
MVP w/Reigns|Playgirls vs. 'The Samoan Bulldozer' Umaga w/AAE




WWE Tag Team Championship Match; Stipulation TBA:
The Carolina Connection vs. The Hooligans




Women’s Championship; Victoria’s Last Chance:
Mickie James vs. Victoria

(All parties are banned from ringside; if Victoria loses, she will never receive another opportunity at the Women’s Championship)



United States Championship Match:
Matt Hardy vs. ‘The Fallen Angel’ Christopher Daniels


***

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Read the whole thing. Review tomorrow. SummerSlam card looks stacked tbh

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The more I look at it, the more I think the Rey|Chavo angle is headed nowhere (or if there is an angle at all). If that's the case, then good thing that NB got the win. Again, a match starting off the show is fine once in a while but it lacks the big time promo that sets the tone for the rest of the show

The Teddy|Maryse promo was amazing. Maryse is much better this week. T'Lo is always cool. Kind of funny segment. Classic Rock promo followed. Everything was completely Rock himself. But funny thing is classic Rock promos SUCK! The man goes around saying the same things each and every week and I think you might've messed up one or two of his catchphrases here

Finlay wrestled just for the sake of pissing T'Lo and Henry off if I'm right. Batista promo was again excellent. Stephanie McMahon's character is so awesome in this thread

Kennedy promo was okay but ended kind of wierd. I don't know why but it was still solid. Kash won't take the title from Noble, I'm pretty sure. Good promo with the father and daughter but kind of let the point slide by imo. You didn't even show her calling Trips or Cena. Cena won't answer but Hunter sure as hell will

Generic buildup for Matt|Daniels. But that's okay since everything can't be cross examined to fit the mode better. I do see some storyline developing from this. Backstage promo with the rebels were good, especially Noble. He's awesome. The whole development was well done and I do see Noble being the scapegoat of the group, for now atleast

Hardy|Rock was the main event? Sorta main event. Attack afterwards was expected. This is building nothing towards the match tbh. Just trying to get buyrates off of putting the right superstars in the right match eh? You stole WWE tactics

Niways, Flair|Batista segment was great but slightly overdone. Lucky for you, overdone Flair promos = ratingz ~__~. I said it was too soon for them to have a feud but the way it has been built up so far, it's okay. As long as neither crosses the other too soon, it should be perfectly fine

Great show. More important elements to the show than RAW has. Taking out Cena, Triple H and Undertaker just so you wouldn't have to fit them all into the card = idea but if it's interconnnected, then even better
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