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Re: 2007 & Beyond - It Ain't Over Yet, Motherfuckers

Hey mate glad to see that you are writing shows again as i am a major fan of this BTB however i have no time to leave a review so i just thought i would post predictions like some other people have started doing.


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

The Rubber Match:
'The Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels vs. 'Mr. Monday Night' Rob Van Dam

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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; Two out of Three Falls Match:
The Carolina Connection vs. The Hooligans

Women’s Championship; Victoria’s Last Chance; 10-Minute Time Limit:
Mickie James vs. Victoria
(All parties are banned from ringside; if Victoria loses or time expires, she will never receive another opportunity at the Women’s Championship)

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

Intercontinental Championship Match:
John Bradshaw Layfield w/Angelina Williams vs. Charlie Haas

Ten Man Tag Team Match:
Finlay, Rey Mysterio, Kane, CM Punk and Chavo Guerrero
vs.
William Regal, Mark Henry, Jamie Noble and The New Breed

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Re: 2007 & Beyond - It Ain't Over Yet, Motherfuckers

Lazy as fuck --> Lack of reviews (sry )

Here's some predictions though



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

Rock is at a great position here to pick up the title for one final run and I wouldn't be surprised if that happened because t'is SummerSlam and I expect atleast one major title change. Having said that, Kennedy has built and enormous amount of momentum going in and Rock shouldn't be the one to take the title off of him. Granted, I do think Money in the Bank is going to be cashed in the same night. This is anybody's ballgame, I'll go with the up and coming Mr. Kennedy



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


Edge only got the title belt at Vengeance and losing it this early would be a major blow. Orton on the other hand has been slowly building steam again since losing all his confidence earlier on. I would love to see Randy get the belt back but Edge is winning this match



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


Ah, the most crucial of all the matches. I would've expected this to go on second to last had it not've been for the fact that I think the winner of this match is walking out of Slam with the world championship (either tbh ). This feud isn't full blown yet and I expect it to come to major blows soon enough, seeing as this is a major money maker. Giving Ric Flair a title win at this point in his career isn't advisable but it would be EPIC. I'll go with the best choice and say that Batista will get the briefcase if only to beat Kennedy once and for all later in the night



The Rubber Match:
'The Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels vs. 'Mr. Monday Night' Rob Van Dam


Ah, the Rubber match. Could've used a stip though. Doesn't matter. Anyway I'm expecting the storytelling in the match to be a trendsetter. Both guys have a lot to gain from this match. The mark in me would like Shawn Michaels to walk out with the win but Van Dam needs it more. However, I'm going with the mark this time, Shawn Michaels will win

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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
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This is a fairly easy choice as Umaga is in the match. The only other person I can see toppling Umaga is Kurt Angle but I don't think that's happening. I could see a lame DQ coming in but gut instinct says that Umaga is winning



WWE Tag Team Championship Match; Two out of Three Falls Match:
The Carolina Connection vs. The Hooligans


The Carolina Connection will retain their belts unless attitude era calls



Women’s Championship; Victoria’s Last Chance; 10-Minute Time Limit:
Mickie James vs. Victoria

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

Mickie and Victoria have had a great rivalry in the BTB. Thing is, if Victoria doesn't win here, she'll probably never get the title. The time limit is a good stip; good way to showcase the the urgency on Victoria part. Mickie will most definitely try everything she can to keep the title but I see Victoria finally getting the title from Mickie



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


Matt only just won the title. Wouldn't be fair to lose it so early on. Daniels will get it eventually but not right away. He was a better fit in the cruiser division though. Matt to win



Intercontinental Championship Match:
John Bradshaw Layfield w/Angelina Williams vs. Charlie Haas


JBL will most likely retain but I wouldn't be surprised by an upset title change. Charles Haas Layfield should do good in the match, whatever the result maybe



Ten Man Tag Team Match:
Finlay, Rey Mysterio, Kane, CM Punk and Chavo Guerrero vs.
William Regal, Mark Henry, Jamie Noble and The New Breed


Didn't see this coming. The card features 10 matches ?!? Is it four hours ? Anyway, I can see this match opening the show. Faces to win


Pretty stellar card. How you'll fit all this into the PPV, I'm not sure. Will look for it
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Is it four hours ? Anyway, I can see this match opening the show. Faces to win
Pretty stellar card. How you'll fit all this into the PPV, I'm not sure. Will look for it
It's three and a half hours.

Thanks for the reviews and predictions, though I always prefer the predicts, y'know, AFTER the last show for the PPV. Slam should be up in a week or so... Enjoy SD.


Friday Night SmackDown! - August 24th, 2007

“… you’ll have The Rock’s undivided attention.”



Hard Rock

Much like Raw did, SmackDown kicks off cold, with Mark Henry, Teddy Long, Booker T, Sharmell, and The New Breed waiting in the ring, while Chavo Guerrero and Finlay wait at the bottom of the ramp, while Rey Mysterio makes his entrance as well, music playing…

1 - Six Man Tag Team Match
Rey Mysterio|Chavo Guerrero|Finlay vs. Mark Henry & The New Breed
w/Booker T|Sharmell|Teddy Long

Fast-paced, high octane, solid contest to kick SmackDown off, while wetting the whistles of fans for the ten man tag at SummerSlam. The much larger, heel team dominates the majority of the match with Monty, Burke and Henry using their power advantage to keep Mysterio and Chavo grounded, while keeping Finlay out of the match. The constant interference of Booker, Sharmell and Long also keeps the match in the favor of the heels.

Finally, six minutes into the match, hot tags are made to both Burke and Finlay, and The Fighting Irishman comes out like a house of fire! He takes Burke down, and then, takes down Henry and Brown once they enter the ring. Of course, the match breaks down from there, with the high point seeing Chavo and Mysterio diving to the outside, and take down EVERYONE (beside Burke and Finlay, the legal men)!!!

The crowd roars for the move, while inside the ring, after avoiding the Elijah Express, Finlay lifts Burke onto his shoulders and plants him with the CELTIC CROSS!!! Finlay then covers the youngster for the three!!

Winner - Finlay, Rey Mysterio and Chavo Guerrero @ 9:02.

The crowd cheers as Finlay rolls out of the ring and heads back up the entrance ramp with Mysterio and Chavo, while Booker and company get back into the ring to check on Burke, pissed.

Michael Cole:
Team SmackDown picking up the win here tonight over Team Complain! (Fuck Cole)

Tazz: What the hell are you talking about, Cole? “Team SmackDown?” They’re all from SmackDown, moron! But this ain’t over, this is the only first of three meetings between these two groups here tonight.

Joey Styles:
The Road to SummerSlam is just about over, the big party is in just under 48 hours. Get ready, folks, you’re in for a wild ride on SmackDown.

{Commercials}


*Backstage - Arena Entrance*

The World Heavyweight Champion Mr. Kennedy enters the arena, title slung over his shoulder, gum in his mouth, dawned in a pair of black slacks and a blue dress shirt. KK seems to be in a much better than mood than he was in last week, nodding to a couple of the backstage workers with a smile. Soon enough, however, Kennedy stops and rolls his eyes with a smirk. The camera pans around to show SmackDown GM Stephanie McMahon, arms folded over the top of her black suit, scowl on her face. KK arrogantly chews his gum as he waits for Steph to speak.

Stephanie McMahon: Looking sharp today, Ken. But answer me this: Do you understand the English language?

Mr. Kennedy:
‘Apple-pie English’ or ‘Tea-and-crumpets English?’ Actually, don’t bother. I’m not sure I understand either.

Stephanie McMahon:
Did you even listen to what I told you last week?

Mr. Kennedy: Weeeeelllll … usually the sound of your voice sends me into a stupor, so I’m gonna have to say … uhhh, no.

Stephanie McMahon: That’s cute … but it shows. Because last week, I specifically told you not to be in that arena after the crap you pulled two weeks ago. And what did you do? You show up.

~ Kennedy puts on a terribly overexaggerated sad face.

Mr. Kennedy: How dare I show up to the place I work? Steph, I’m incredibly sorry for my incredibly insensitive behavior. In fact, I think I need a spanking.

~ The scowl on Steph’s face merely grows meaner, as KK holds his head down for a second or two, before shooting it back up.

Mr. Kennedy: Enough with the lectures.

~ Kennedy walks past Steph, but McMahon isn’t done.

Stephanie McMahon:
I hope you packed your wrestling gear.

~ KK turns around.

Mr. Kennedy:
Who you got this week?

Stephanie McMahon:
It’s gonna be you versus Batista-

Mr. Kennedy: I’m shakin’ in my freakin’ boots-

Stephanie McMahon: AND Ric Flair in a handicap match.

~ Kennedy’s face lacks emotion, a bit stunned, and the look on Steph’s face lightens into a sly smirk, as she walks by KK.

Stephanie McMahon:
How’s that for a spanking?

~ Kennedy angrily glares at his boss, before he drops his head, shaking it.

*Backstage - Interview Area*

Josh Matthews stands by with Booker T, Sharmell, The New Breed, Mark Henry and Teddy Long, none of whom looks to be in a particular good mood after the loss they suffered at the start of the night.

Josh Matthews:
Booker T, tonight you guys-

Booker T: SHUT ‘DA HELL UP!!!

~ Matthews recoils in fear as Booker looks incredibly angry.

Booker T:
‘Dese suckas think they proved sometin’ tonight!! They ain’t prove JACK!!

Sharmell: Nothin’, baby!!

Booker T: It ain’t ‘bout tonight anyway, it’s ‘bout SummerSlam!! ‘N’ at SummerSlam, ya’ll suckas ain’t gon’ be leavin’ with no win, you gon’ be leavin’ wit’ a size thirteen up yo’ asses!! Ya dig what I’m sayin’!?

~ Crowd boos while T-Lo pulls the mic to his mouth.

Teddy Long: The Booka’ Man is right, but let’s not forget, that the night ain’t over yet, playa. Two of the only crackas worth a damn are gonna get the job done tonight, Jamie Noble and William Regal, ya’ feel me?

~ The rest of the heels nod behind the former SD GM, before Long continues.

Teddy Long: Stephanie McMahon, The Billion Dollar Racist, has done everything in her power to make sure that we remain second-class wrestlers, second-class citizens under her SmackDown tyranny, but believe me, playas, it all comes to an end at SummerSlam! At SummerSlam, we take this place back for the people who built it! It comes back to us, and you can bet the revolution will be televised! Now you holla, holla, holla!!!

~ The crowd continues to jeer while the group heads off camera, leaving Matthews to look on.

{Commercials}


*Backstage - Batista/Flair Locker Room*

With his MITB briefcase next to him, ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair laces up his blue boots with an angry look, before he gets up, grabs a hold of his awesome blue robe from his locker and puts it on. Balla’. Naitch’s dressing is soon interrupted, as Batista jogs into the locker room, already dressed in his red trunks, smile on his face.

Batista:
Ready to go, Naitch?

~ Flair doesn’t answer, and instead, tightens up his robe, frustrated.

Batista: What? We’re not talking?

Ric Flair: WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT LAST WEEK!?

~ Batista seems a bit taken aback by Flair’s sudden outburst, as Naitch angrily glares at The Animal.

Batista:
What are you talking about?

Ric Flair: I had that match won, and you knew it! Don’t B.S. me, Dave! What were you trying to pull last week!? Huh!? I don’t buy this crap with you just “SNAPPING!!” You trying to rile me up!? Get me upset!? Throw me off my game so you can take the briefcase!?

~ Big Dave looks a bit confused, while Naitch glowers at him.

Ric Flair: Speak, goddamn it!

~ Batista shakes his head.

Batista:
It was a mistake … a simple mistake, Ric. I snapped … I lost my cool … and I cost you the match. My bad, simple mistake. I mean … come on … you, of all people, should be able to understand that.

~ OWNED.

Batista and Naitch glare at one another; Big Dave with a fierce look, while Flair looks ready to explode again. The rather awkward staring contest between friends last for what seems to be forever … before The Nature Boy nods his head, and goes back to fixing up his robe. The Animal watches Flair continue for a few seconds, before he lets out a bit of a sigh.

*Back to ringside*

2 - Two out of Three Falls; Tag Team Match
The Hooligans
vs. Billy & Bobby Cruz

The jobber names are of no importance this week, as both Kendrick and London show a newfound intensity that we haven’t seen from the duo in quite a long while. The former WWE Tag Team Champions run through the Cruz’s in relatively short time, besting the time set by the Carolina Connection last week, hitting two “Get Well Soons” for consecutive pinfall victories.

Winners - Hooligans via pin fall at 3:07.

The crowd gives the youngsters a strong positive reaction as London and Kendrick each take a turnbuckle, raising their arms into the air, two days before they look to regain their title belts.

{Commercials}


*Backstage - Kennedy Locker Room*

Dressed in his wrestling gear, with the World Title beside him, Mr. Kennedy sits up against his locker, tightening up his boots, scowl on his face, as he prepares for his big-time handicap match against Batista and Ric Flair. Soon enough, there’s a shadow which comes across his face; someone else is in the room.

KK looks up … only to see THE ROCK standing over him. Kennedy scoffs … and then goes back to fixing up his boots. Rocky lets out a smile of his own, before grabbing one of the chairs in the room. The People’s Champion pulls up a chair in front of his SummerSlam opponent, while Kennedy lets out a sigh, and then looks up into the face of a shades-wearing Rock.

The Rock: Nervous?

~ Kennedy scoffs and looks back down while Rocky continues to smirk away.

The Rock:
You’ve got nothing to worry about, kid, The Ro-

Mr. Kennedy: Ah, ah, ah, you know what? I see where this is headed. So before you head into one of your stale speeches that got old about eight years ago, let me say what I have to, so I can get the hell out of here.

~ KK finishes lacing up his boots, before he looks up into Rock’s face.

Mr. Kennedy:
A month ago … I was looking forward to this match more than any match I had in my entire career … I mean, it’s SummerSlam … it’s Mr. Kennedy versus The Rock … in front of millions of fans watching around the freakin’ world … World Heavyweight Championship on the line … headline match of a headline event … it doesn’t get much better than that.

~ Rock nods a bit.

Mr. Kennedy: But this (Shakes head, sighs)… this wasn’t what I was expecting.

~ Rocky lets out another smirk.

The Rock: Wasn’t expecting it this rough? Well, The Roc-

Mr. Kennedy: Rough? (Scoffs) Please. Watching Doom is rough. This is nothing.

~ owned. Rock frowns up, but KK continues.

Mr. Kennedy: Y’know, everybody was wondering what a match of this proportion would do to my focus, do to my psyche. They wondered … how it would affect the “young champion.” Funny thing is … I haven’t been effected in the least bit. I’m still the same arrogant prick I’ve always been walking around these halls…
It’s changed … YOU.

~ The Great One takes his shades off, squinting intently, as KK now begins to nod.

Mr. Kennedy: Oh, maybe you haven’t noticed, Rock, but I have. I saw the way you struggled with Hardy a couple of weeks ago, jokin’ around, laughin’, just having yourself a blast out there in that ring. I watch your media gigs with Letterman and all of ‘em. Yeah, I saw your interview, “This is all about The Rock”.

The Rock: You damn ri-

Mr. Kennedy: Maybe you’ve forgotten, but this isn’t about The Rock. This isn’t about Ken Kennedy. Hell, it isn’t even about the bigness of SummerSlam. It’s about … the World Heavyweight Championship. It’s about being the best. It’s about being able to walk out to that ring each and every night, and being able to stand in front of the … millions and millions of fans out there, and be able to proclaim that you are the absolute best wrestler in the free world today.

~ Rock’s attention begins to drift to the World Title, a bit dejected it would seem, as KK edges closer to The People’s Champ.

Mr. Kennedy: I CAN DO THAT! I’VE BEEN DOING THAT!

~ The yelling of the champion causes Rocky’s eyes to snap right back on the blue eyes of Kennedy.

Mr. Kennedy:
I’ve been able to do it since WrestleMania 23. I am the World Heavyweight Champion, which means I’m the best that this place has to offer. When was the last time you could say it, Rock? Huh? When was the last time you could stand in front of all your fans and talk about how great you are, or what you’ve actually done? Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?

~ KK moves his head from side to side quizzically as Rock glares at him intently.

Mr. Kennedy: I don’t hear it from you.
I hear all the jokes. I hear all the smart-ass comments. I hear it all. But I don’t hear you say, “I am the best.” And you wanna know why, Rock? (Grabs title belt) BECAUSE YOU CAN’T SAY IT! (Holds belt in Rock’s face) You don’t have this! You’re not the World Champion, and you won’t be come SummerSlam! You know why!? Because you don’t want it! You don’t give a crap about being World Champion. You used to. Eight years ago. Five years ago. Four FREAKIN’ weeks ago! But now, you’re too busy being The Rock! “Look at me! Look at how great I am! Look at how funny I am! Yeah, that’s my name in lights!” That’ll get people to show up to the building, that’ll get your face on the screen, but hey, guess what?

~ Kennedy grabs the World Title and slings it over his left shoulder, with Rocky’s eyes never leaving the champion. KK then adjusts his body slightly, putting the gold squarely into Rocky’s face.

Mr. Kennedy:
It ain’t gettin’ ya this.

~ KK slaps his title belt, while Rock continues to look at it.

Mr. Kennedy:
Now if you’ll excuse me {gets up from his seat}, I have a match. See ya Sunday.

~ Kennedy slaps Rock on the shoulder, before heading on out of the room, leaving The Great One alone to think…

*Back to ringside*

3 - Kane vs. William Regal

The ‘epicness’ that is William Regal is on full display in this match as Regal is all over the place, one minute looking to take it to the Big Red Machine, while the next minute, avoiding the monster at any and all costs. The finish sees Regal look to take the big man over with a Regal-Plex, but it’s of no use, as Kane is far too big to take over. The monster drills the Englishman with a couple of hard elbows, before taking him down. Kane then ascends to the top, and leaps off, taking Regal down with a clothesline, before preparing himself for the choke slam. He grabs Regal around the neck and then looks to PLANT HIM WITH THE CHOKESLAM - but REGAL COUNTERS, LANDING BEHIND HIM!! HE THEN ROLLS HIM UP IN A SCHOOL BOY, GRABBING THE TIGHTS!! 1... 2... 3!!!

Winner - William Regal via pinfall at 7:42.

The crowd lets out a tremendous amount of heat as William Regal steals the victory in Kane’s return match tonight, and effectively evens up the score between the two groups. Regal rolls out of the ring as quickly as he possibly can, and hustles his way back up the entrance ramp with a smirk on his face. Kane angrily stands up and glares at Regal, while we fade out.

{Commercials}


*Backstage - Hallway*

Paul London and Brian Kendrick, The Hooligans, walk down the corridor, hyped up after besting the time that the tag team champion set last week in their 2/3 falls tag match. L&K don’t remain smiling for too long as loud applause is heard off screen. The camera pans over to show The Carolina Connection, Shelton Benjamin and Gregory Helms, dressed in sharp slacks and shirts, with their WWE Tag Team Titles slung over their shoulders. The two tandems match up - Helms staring at London, while Benjamin lets out a smirk as he eyeballs an angry Kendrick. The Hooligans, naked basically, unsure, as they wonder what exactly it is that the Connection want, while the CC are dressed up fashionably, arrogance completely intact, as they stare at their at their challengers on Sunday. Benjamin slaps Helms on the shoulder, and lets out a smile, before the two stars head right on past the former champions. L&K look at one another, and London lets out a bit of a disgusted sigh, while Kendrick stares back, anger etched on his face.


*Back to ringside*

4 - Semi-Main Event; 2-on-1 Handicap Match
Ric Flair & Batista vs. World Heavyweight Champion Mr. Kennedy

The match develops like you’d expect a handicap match involving these three would. Flair and Kennedy start the matchup off, pretty much evenly matched, but KK does manage to take the slight advantage toward the end… only to be cut off by a thumb to the eye by Flair, and a tag to Big Dave. From that point on, the World Heavyweight Champion is in nothing but trouble, as, somewhat surprisingly, Batista and Naitch work as a unit seamlessly; moving in and out with quick tags, completely wearing down their opponent.

Eight minutes into his beating, however, KK does manage to catch a break, as he avoids a Batista boot in the corner, causing The Animal to get caught up in the ropes. Kennedy then charges out of it, drills Flair with an elbow, which knocks him from the apron, and then comes at Batista with all he’s got!!

The champ drills him with rights, lefts and several other big time maneuver, with his second wind ready to lead him to victory. Batista cuts him off, however, kicks him the gut, and goes for the DEMON BOMB! Kennedy manages to spin out of it though, gets behind Dave and drills him with the GREEN BAY MEATPACKER!!! The crowd roars, as KK may have this match in the bag as he climbs the turnbuckles, perching himself on top - ONLY TO BE TOSSED TO THE CANVAS BY FLAIR!!!

Boos ring out around the arena as Batista takes full advantage, lifting a stunned Kennedy up, before PLANTING HIM WITH A DEMON BOMB!!! Batista looks down at Kennedy, while -

- FLAIR TAGS HIMSELF IN!! AND QUICKLY COVERS KENNEDY!!! 1... 2... 3!!!

Winners - Flair & Batista via pin fall at 10:36.

The crowd reacts with somewhat shock, as Batista angrily glares at The Nature Boy, who gets up, raising his hands with a smile. With the World Champion down and out, The Animal continues to stare down Flair, who struts around the ring, getting a strong ovation from the crowd.

{Commercials}


*Backstage - GM’s Office*

Stephanie McMahon, flanked by Maryse, sits at her desk, flipping through a couple of papers on her desk, before she gets a phone call. Steph quickly picks up the phone, and places it to her ear.

Stephanie McMahon: Finally. Cena?







???: Try again.

~ Angered, a scowl comes over the face of the GM, with ‘The Game’ Triple H on the other end of the line.

Stephanie McMahon:
Bye, Hunter.

Triple H: Wait a second!!

~ Hesitantly, Steph decides against hanging up the phone and decides that she’ll listen to what H has to say.

Triple H: I have been … incredibly patient with you. I get it. I get you. The almighty Vince McMahon is your dad, so you’ve gotta go outta your way to prove that you’re just as tough, just as badass as your old man. The damn problem is you’ve got John Cena, one of the biggest draws in this company, at home. Booker, Regal, Henry, Long, Noble, they can’t stand your guts! And let’s not forget the big one … the biggest superstar in this company is sitting on the damn bench!

Stephanie McMahon: Oh, believe me … I miss The Undertaker, too, Hunter.

Triple H: (scoffs)Go ahead, laugh it up, Steph. The fact of the matter is you’re running that brand of yours right into the ground, and each and every person in that arena knows it. You don’t keep a ten-time world champion off the most important pay-per-view of the summer; it’s bad business. You don’t leave the biggest star in this entire damn industry fleet-

Stephanie McMahon: This going somewhere or can I just nod off?

Triple H: I want back in!! Your dad wants me back in!! The board wants me back!! FX wants me back!! You’re the only idiot who doesn’t see it! And that’s because you enjoy being the bitch in the pants suit who-

~ CLICK. Steph hangs up the phone, and lets out a loud sigh of frustration, clearly fed up with this whole Triple H sage, a couple of days before she takes part in overseeing one of the most important PPVs of her career.

*Back to ringside*

***DILATED TEENS***

The audience completely showers ‘The Fallen Angel’ Christopher Daniels in an ungodly amount of heat as he steps out onto the stage in a dress shirt and slacks, accompanied by Allison Danger.
Daniels lets out a slight smirk, as he continues on down to the ring after completing destroying and bloodying Jeff Hardy last week, the brother of his SummerSlam opponent, United States Champion Matt Hardy. Daniels climbs the steel steps and enters the ring to even more heat. Danger grabs a microphone, and soon brings it to the former Cruiserweight Champion of the world.

Christopher Daniels: I know a lot of you don’t like me very much now-

~ The crowd affirms Daniels’ belief, booing the former TNA standout roundly. The Fallen Angel lets out another smirk, giving less than two shits what these people think, before he brings the mic back up.

Christopher Daniels:
And you may not like me much more when I tell you that Matt Hardy … is not in the building here tonight.

~ More boos.

Christopher Daniels: But all I’ve heard all week is how could I possibly be so coldhearted as to completely destroy Jeff Hardy - and turn him into a bloody, disgusting pile of bones like I did last week.

~ Huge heat for Daniels, who actually stops smiling as he listens to the reaction. The crowd begins to die down and The Fallen Angel picks the mic back up.

Christopher Daniels: That’s the wrong question. The question should be: Why does the WWE continue to support wrestlers simply because they’re company guys? Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, they’re nothing but corporate sheep, cogs in the system known as World Wrestling Entertainment. Trained by this company, developed by this company, and now pushed by it, shoved down our throats, so fourteen year old girls have something to scream and squeal about.

~ A couple of girls scream, and Daniels rolls his eyes before continuing.

Christopher Daniels:
They were given every shot at the tag team titles almost ten years ago, and this year … the two planned to play hot potato with the United States Championship - my U.S. Championship. Y’see, I haven’t been handed anything in this company. I’ve earned it all, and I’ve done it with each and every one of you people looking down on me. You view me as an outsider, a recluse, someone who doesn’t fit the mold of your precious “superstars.”

~ Daniels shakes his head, almost in disgust of the word.

Christopher Daniels:
I don’t have the size of Bobby Lashley, or John Cena, or Batista. I don’t have the look of the Hardys, or an Edge, or an Orton, and I certainly don’t plan on being neutered by the system … or by any of you.

~ Crowd boos

Christopher Daniels: I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make my name in this industry, and making this company out for what it truly is; still a good ol’ boys club where you have to know the right people to get the right push.

~ A couple of fans boos rather loudly, causing Daniels to turn toward them.

Christopher Daniels:
Oh, I know some of you people, and a lot of the announcers, and critics, would like to think that Matt Hardy and his brother are “extreme” … against the grain … somehow the underdogs in this system. That couldn’t be anything further from the truth.

~ Daniels scoffs in disgust.

Christopher Daniels: Matt and Jeff are homegrown WWE talents, they’re given every chance to succeed, and you idiots keep eating up.

~ Cheap heat

Christopher Daniels: I bet you felt that the Great American Bash was gonna be some sort of historical reference point in the career of Matt Hardy. His “big break”. The opportunity where he finally gets a chance to prove to the world that he’s ready for primetime, ready for that main event slot, ready to get what he deserves.

~ Daniels shakes his head.

Christopher Daniels: Please. He’s not getting what he deserves; he’s getting what I deserve. He’s getting what I’ve wrestled for fifteen years for. He’s getting what I wrestled in gymnasiums for. He’s getting what belongs to The Fallen Angel.

~ A “Daniels Sucks” chant starts up, but The Fallen Angel talks over it.

Christopher Daniels: No need to worry, however. I’ll be getting what’s mine soon enough.

~ Allison holds up two fingers.

Christopher Daniels:
Jeff Hardy was merely another step in a long process, a process which continues in two days, this Sunday night at SummerSlam.

~ Slight pop for the mention of ‘Slam.

Christopher Daniels: Because it’s this Sunday where The Fallen Angel shakes the world up just one more time … just like I did when I won the Cruiserweight Championship on my first pay per view … just like I did when I embarrassed Dean Malenko at No Way Out … or when I retired Chavo Guerrero at Saturday Night’s Main Event … or stole the show at WrestleMania 23 … or beat Rey Mysterio twice in a row, clean in the middle of this … very … ring.

~ Boos from the audience.

Christopher Daniels: Sunday night will be no different. Just another crowning moment … in the career of Christopher Daniels.

~ More heat

Christopher Daniels: At SummerSlam, one of the crown jewels of World Wrestling Entertainment falls at the feet of an outsider, at the feet of an insurgent. The United States Championship comes to where it rightfully belongs. And THAT … is the gospel according to ‘The Fallen Angel’ Christopher Daniels.

~ Daniels drops the mic, and boos overtake the arena, while the music of The Fallen Angel plays. Allison applauds, while Daniels motions that the title belt will be his in just a couple of days. All is well with the world … until the camera pans over … and shows…

…MATT HARDY LEAP OVER THE FAN BARRICADE!!!

The crowd EXPLODES as Hardy slides into the ring! Danger tries to warn Daniels, but it’s too late, as Matt DRILLS Daniels from behind!!

The Fallen Angel hits the canvas, and Hardy quickly mounts him, drilling him with shots to the back of the head!! Columbia, South Carolina continues to erupt as Matt looks for payback for his brother … but Allison leaps onto Hardy’s back!! Matt gets up to his feet, and quickly snap mares her down to the canvas!! Hardy then once more looks to grab Daniels and bring him up … but The Fallen Angel HITS A LOW BLOW!!!

The crowd boos, but the move was clearly effective as Matt drops down to the canvas, allowing both Daniels and Danger to get the hell out of dodge. The United States Champion angrily watches as his SummerSlam opponent heads through the curtain and to the back.

{Commercials}


5 - Non-Title Match
CM Punk vs. Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble

Punk and Noble put on quite the serviceable nine minute matchup, but not going overboard, looking not to overshadow the meaning of the match - to hype the PPV. The Straight Edge Superstar controls the majority of the matchup, with the CW Champion playing the chicken shit heel. The finish sees Punk lift Noble onto his shoulder for the Go To Sleep, only to have Noble counter and shove Punk into the ropes! CM comes back and Noble leaps up, wiping him out with a leg lariat!

Noble rolls out of the ring, and grabs his title belt, before heading up the entrance ramp! The ref begins to count Noble out, but he doesn’t seem to care much … until KANE, FINLAY, REY MYSTERIO, & CHAVO GUERRERO appear on the stage!!! The crowd cheers as Noble slowly begins to backtrack down the ramp. The faces begin to close in… but they’re soon ATTACKED BY REGAL, BOOKER, & COMPANY.

ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE!!!-

- while Noble is counted out!

Winner - CM Punk via countout at 8:39

As the crowd goes wild, the two teams brawl like a bunch of maniacs on the ramp, hitting each other with everything they got! Punk shrugs his arms, unimpressed with his countout victory… but Noble quickly turns around, AND YANKS PUNK FROM THE RING!! Noble throws a right, but Punk blocks it, and fires one back of his own! Noble retaliates, and EVERYBODY INVOLVED BEGINS TO HAMMER AWAY AT ONE ANOTHER!! Soon enough, security comes down to break up the MASSIVE BRAWL, but it’s merely the tip of the iceberg with S-Slam a couple of days away.

*Backstage - Batista/Flair Locker Room*

Much like earlier tonight, both Ric Flair and Batista occupy the locker room, each man taking their pads off after their handicap win earlier tonight. This time, however, it’s Batista who wears the angry scowl, while Naitch has a smirk on his face. The Animal turns to face The Nature Boy, angrily glaring at his mentor. Slick Ric looks up, notices the look, and smiles even wider.

Ric Flair: What!? You upset, big man!? Dave, you better learn, better smarten up, ‘cause if you think at SummerSlam, like you think now, you’re gonna be in a whole lotta trouble! You better stop seeing a helpless old man, stop seeing your mentor, stop seeing your teacher, STOP … seeing a man that you think is past his prime and START seeing the greatest wrestler of ALL-TIME!!

~ Batista looks into the intense eyes of Naitch, while Flair partially smiles.

Ric Flair: A man that’s beaten Harley Race!! Ricky Steamboat!! Terry Funk!! Barry Wyndham!! Sting!! Shawn Michaels!! Triple H!! SIXTEEN TIMES the World Heavyweight Champion!! The limousine ridin’, jet flyin’, wheelin’, dealin’, kiss stealin’, SON OF A GUN!! A man focused on that number seventeen!! “Seventeen-time heavyweight champion of the world” will be the new line soon enough! BANK ON IT!!

~ Flair does a bit of a strut in place, while Dave watches angrily.

Ric Flair: And if I’ve gotta go through you to do it, to keep the Money in the Bank, to keep hope alive, to keep number seventeen comin’, then that’s exactly what I’ll do!! Get ready for a fight, Big Dave!! You’ve got two days, 48 hours to SMARTEN UP!! AND TOUGHEN UP!! Because this Sunday, The Nature Boy - WOOOOOOO!!! - IS - READY - TO - GO!!! WOOOOOO!!! WOOOOOO!!! WOOOOO!!! WOOOOO!!!

~ Flair continues to “WOOOO” and holler as he gets up and heads into the shower, while an angry Batista shakes his head, mouth scrunched up.

The Animal sits down on one of the chairs in the room, and lets out a frustrated sigh. He then begins moving his right hand as if to loosen it up … but he soon notices the scar on his right hand … from when he broke that mirror … upset about … something …

{Commercials}

{Card run down, just like on Raw}

6 - Main Event
The Rock vs. Santino Marella

After a couple of weeks of minor spats, a botched Rock Concert and a seemingly newfound intensity, The Rock comes out of the gate intent on destroying Santino! Rocky lights the loud newcomer up with right hands throughout and after taking a bit of offense from Santino, quickly runs through his arsenal, before he plants him with The ROCK BOTTOM!! The Great One doesn’t stop there, and instead, lifts Marella up to plant him with a SECOND ONE!! Rocky then covers him for the three count, all business.

Winner - The Rock via pinfall at 5:15.

The audience is quite stunned, but soon gives Rocky a mixed reaction as his music hits. The Great One immediately calls for the music to come to an end, and calls for a microphone, soon getting tossed one. Rocky brings the mic up…

The Rock: ………………

~ Rocky doesn’t get a word out … as the crowd ROARS as MR. KENNEDY, the World Heavyweight Champion, steps out onto the stage, dressed like he was for his match, but has his T-shirt on as well. KK wears a semi-scowl on his face, while The Rock turns to him, bringing the mic up.

The Rock:
Hear The Rock loud, and hear The Rock clear. Does The Rock want to be the World Heavyweight Champion? No. No.
The Rock doesn’t just want to be the World Heavyweight Champion. Let The Rock make one thing perfectly clear to you, The Rock NEEDS to be the World Heavyweight Champion!

~ Rock’s eyes burn with intensity, getting a decent pop for that, while KK continues to look unimpressed.

The Rock: Don’t let the jokes fool you, don’t let the catchphrases fool you, there is NOTHING more important to The Rock then walking down that aisle at SummerSlam, with 20,000 fans going completely wild, steppin into that ring, staring across the ring - not just at Mr. Kennedy, but against every champion The Rock has ever faced! Flair, Austin, Hogan, Triple H, Angle, Batista, Lesnar, Cena, THEM ALL!!! Not just them either, but Rock’ll face every naysayer, every jabroni that said “You sold out,” every piece of monkey crap that says … The Rock just can’t hang with the best anymore!

~ Boos from the crowd for that statement.

The Rock: The Rock gets to step into that ring, and in one moment, in one split second, prove everyone wrong. EVERYONE. With one Rock Bottom, The Rock is REALLY back! With one People’s Elbow, The Rock gets the gold right around his waist. In three moments, three seconds, three slaps of the mat, The Rock exercises the demons of SummerSlam 2002. The Rock eliminates the thoughts of No Way Out. The Rock shows each and every fan, friend, enemy and foe that you can’t stop, CAN’T STOP THE ROCK!!!

~ Thunderous ovation for The Rock.

The Rock: Ken Kennedy, at SummerSlam, you won’t be getting a Rock who sings, you won’t be getting a Rock who dances … you’ll be getting the jabroni beatin’, pie eatin’, trail blazin’, eyebrow raisin’, not afraid to fight, not afraid to grind, gonna prove to the world that he’s THE GREATEST OF ALL-TIME!!!

~ Another loud pop

The Rock: So, Mr. Kennedy, you BRING IT ALL!! You say your prayers, you eat your vitamins, bring the can of whoop ass, bring the pain, BRING IT ALL, and prepare for The Rock to take it all, shine it up real nice, and STICK IT STRAIGHT UP YOUR CANDY ASS!!!!

~ Another completely electric pop for The Great One, while “ROCKY” chants start up.

The Rock: Kennedy, you wanted this Rock? You wanted The Great One? You wanted The People’s Champion? You wanted The Brahma Bull? You’ve got it all, and you’ll get even more this Sunday … you’ll have The Rock’s undivided attention.

~ Kennedy lets out a smirk, appreciating the symmetry of Rock’s statement.

The Rock:
And The Rock’ll leave with the World … Heavyweight … Title. IF YA SMELLLLLLLLLLLL … WHAT THE ROCK … IS … COOKIN!!!

~ The crowd roars once more, and Rocky’s music hits, while The Great One tosses the mic over his shoulder. The announcers lay out, while Rock and Kennedy share a staredown, two days away from their SummerSlam encounter. A graphic for the match between the two pops up on the screen, before we fade out.

END OF SHOW


***



FINAL 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



The Rubber Match:
'The Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels vs. 'Mr. Monday Night' Rob Van Dam

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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; Two out of Three Falls Match:
The Carolina Connection vs. The Hooligans




Women’s Championship; Victoria’s Last Chance; 10-Minute Time Limit:
Mickie James vs. Victoria

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



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



Intercontinental Championship Match:
John Bradshaw Layfield w/Angelina Williams vs. Charlie Haas



Ten Man Tag Team Match:
Finlay, Rey Mysterio, Kane, CM Punk and Chavo Guerrero vs.
William Regal, Mark Henry, Jamie Noble and The New Breed



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FINAL 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


Rocky has steadily climbed back to the title scene and it seems like a perfect time for him to take the belt. Kennedy has already gotten over from his reign, but I think Tista has to be the one to take it off Kennedy. I think Kennedy will retain, but Batista will beat down KK, setting up a match for Unforgiven or No Mercy.


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


Edge has only had the title for a month, so there is no way he will lose.



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

Like I said earlier, Batista will have a title feud with Kennedy soon, and I think he will cash in MITB to get it. As much as I would like Flair to get one last run, I think his world title days are over. Because of these two factors, I have to predict a Flair win.



The Rubber Match:
'The Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels vs. 'Mr. Monday Night' Rob Van Dam

This match could have used a stipulation, but I don't care about that very much. The mark in me wants to see RVD win, but Shawn appears to be higher up the card. Still, I have to assume that RVD is getting a main-event push and pick RVD to win and finish off the feud.

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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[/B]

Umaga is getting a huge push, and the rest, besides Angle, are mid-carders. However, I think you will pull a swerve and give Angle the win.



WWE Tag Team Championship Match; Two out of Three Falls Match:
The Carolina Connection vs. The Hooligans


The Carolina Connection have only had the belts for a couple months, and the Hooligans are coming off a long reign, so I think they will win.



Women’s Championship; Victoria’s Last Chance; 10-Minute Time Limit:
Mickie James vs. Victoria

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

I know you are a James mark, but I cannot see Victoria never getting another shot at the Women's title. I think Victoria will be the one to finally dethrone Mickie.



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

Matt Hardy just won the title, so I can't see how he can lose here.



Intercontinental Championship Match:
John Bradshaw Layfield w/Angelina Williams vs. Charlie Haas


Haas' push has just started, and so he is still down the card. I think Charlie will eventually get the title, but he isn't ready yet, so JBL gets the victory.



Ten Man Tag Team Match:
Finlay, Rey Mysterio, Kane, CM Punk and Chavo Guerrero vs.
William Regal, Mark Henry, Jamie Noble and The New Breed


I can't say that this feud will end in this match, especially because we haven't even seen a big spot with the heels and Stephanie. Because of this, I think the faces will pick up the win, although the heels will do something big during this feud.



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Very exciting way to get the night started, a great preview for the ten-man tag at S’Slam, as we have a very nice blend of size and speed in the opening contest. Booker and Sharmell play a huge role, as I feel they will on Sunday, but that isn’t enough to keep the faces from coming back. Chavo and Rey have been working together well since their match at the GAB and Burke takes the fall after a Celtic Cross. Big win for Team Smackdown (Cole would say that, kudos to you) but it doesn’t matter unless they get the job done at S’Slam. Anyway, great way to start the night.

KK is ready for the match with Rocky, after getting the advantage the past two weeks. Steph is pissed about him showing up last week and of course Ken couldn’t care less. Loved the line about showing up where he works, probably reminds Steph of what Vince told her a few weeks ago. Batista and Flair in a handicap match? This may be the breaking point for ‘Tista and Natich … it’s been a long time coming.

Awesome promo from Booker and Co. No doubt they are pissed about the loss earlier but they look good in the next two matches. T-Lo was his usual hilarious self, lovin’ the way he has been talking about Steph. Something big is going down at S’Slam … I can feel it.

Batista and Flair are on very little speaking terms after last week, with Batista taking out some frustration. No doubt this will continue into their match tonight, as I don’t see them EVER getting back on the same page. Again, this story has been done brilliantly, btw.

The CC proved they were ready to last week … Hooligans prove it this week. Should be an awesome match when this amazing feud comes to a head this Sunday. MOTN? Possibly.

I was expecting maybe one more big promo between these two, but given they both have matches, this was much better. Really mirrors the conversation between Edge and Orton on Raw, with a completely different story. KK was spot on, imo. He has shown more maturity and he has looked better than The Rock the past few weeks. Rocky has gone from caring about wrestling to caring about himself, and that could end up costing him. Kennedy owned his S’Slam opponent here, but he may have caused The Rock to shift his focus back to the WHC … which could spell the end of KK’s title reign. Another awesome segment … you’re pretty good at this.

I hope Regal … as well as Punk and Finlay … get the most time in the Ten Man Tag Team Match … gotta give the fans the real wrestling. Match went pretty much as expected, Regal playing the heel perfectly. Kane looked like he’d get the win but Regal is sneaky and gets a huge win! Score is all even, with Punk and Noble being the only two left.

Good final build for the 2/3 Fall Match … with the contrast between the two duos … and that could prove to be the difference on Sunday. Another beautifully done feud … has made the SD! tag team division mean something.

Very surprised that Batista and Flair were able to work together without much of a problem in the early going. I thought that you were building Flair as a face, with him looking that way the past few weeks, and Batista looks awesome, really taking it to Kennedy. But KK makes the comeback and that’s when I was shocked that Flair still helped Batista, throwing Ken off the top turnbuckle. Kinda big blow for the WHC before his title defense against The Great One. Didn’t think he’d get pinned, but it would have been nearly impossible to win. Saving the Batista explosion for S’Slam?? Possibly after a loss.

Not shocked that Hunter made the call, and he is going to back very soon. Steph won’t budge and she may be on the way out … given the state that SD! is in. Hopefully something big happens when Vince makes his S’Slam announcement. Draft?? I wouldn’t be shocked if Triple H shows up … and something about his future is determined.

I have been amazed as to how this feud between Daniels and Hardy has gone from just a normal build up to the match to a very promo-filled and personal rivalry. Daniels has another very good promo, much like last week, where he talks more about not getting the chances that he deserves. Talking about the WWE talent was good and I loved the point he brought up about the Hardyz. Daniels has had an impressive run in the WWE and he looks to take the next step at S’Slam. Hardy comes through the crowd!! I thought Matt would get the final word, but that doesn’t happen, as Daniels takes the easy way out with the low blow. Daniels has been dominating this feud, and you will see what I think that means when you read the predictions. I hope Daniels doesn’t stop moving up the card, he could be so good against so many guys on SD!.

Noble and Punk would put on a very good match but they can’t do too much, don’t wanna overshadow the huge match on Sunday. Noble doesn’t care about winning the match, as he counters the GTS and then takes Punk down. Countout looks to be the easy way out … but here come the faces!! Noble is caught until his team saves his butt, taking down their S’Slam opponents. This match will be a huge brawl, don’t doubt it, as the feud is really just getting started.

Flair and Batista basically trade places, with Flair giving their match the final hype that it hardly needs. Both men will bring it on Sunday, as Batista will snap. Just like I thought he would way back when Flair cost him the match at the GAB. The end of a partnership comes this Sunday.

Rocky winning the match was no shock, and I’m glad we get some final mic action. KK is here and the little promo from earlier is set to finish up here. Rocky seems to address what Kennedy said earlier, saying that he is ready for the match at S’Slam. All the catchphrases, even the ones of other wrestlers, were great and The Rock seems to have the fans back on his side. Hopefully this feud continues past S’Slam … guess it all depends on who gets the duke.

Much like Raw, this show did a great job of giving us the final build necessary for S’Slam. Good matches and Flair-Batista and Rock-KK continue to amaze. S’Slam has been built as well as any PPV I’ve read about in BTB … now it’s time to deliver. 10/10.

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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

Maybe the toughest match to pick on the entire card. But I don’t think you’ve done all you can do with KK as champion, so Rock doesn’t win and MITB isn’t cashed in. Still think Rocky has one final run, just doesn’t start tonight.

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

Been loving the sadistic Orton that we have seen lately, but Edge just got the belt and isn’t losing it this early. Orton could possibly move to SD!, if the draft does happen. Has done a lot on Raw, might be time for a change.

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

You gave Naitch MITB for a reason, and that’s not so he can lose it The Animal. Flair will get the win with some sort of shock win, roll-up or maybe a DQ on Batista. Batista snaps nonetheless, taking out all of his anger since losing the belt back at WM23.

The Rubber Match:
'The Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels vs. 'Mr. Monday Night' Rob Van Dam

Van Dam needs this win SO much more. If he loses, I don’t see him ever getting a big push. HBK and RVD have such great chemistry, but Van Dam finally proves The ShowStopper wrong.

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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

I don’t see the streak ending yet, as it will come down to him and Kurt. I actually see a Triple Threat at the next PPV, with Umaga and Angle somehow both getting the shot at the WWE Title. Plenty of stories in this big match.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match; Two out of Three Falls Match:
The Carolina Connection vs. The Hooligans

Should be the MOTN, even with HBK/RVD and TLC on the card, with this feud coming to an awesome end. Probably won’t get a rematch, but CC spent so much time getting to the top, they won’t fall that quickly.

Women’s Championship; Victoria’s Last Chance; 10-Minute Time Limit:
Mickie James vs. Victoria
(All parties are banned from ringside; if Victoria loses or time expires, she will never receive another opportunity at the Women’s Championship)

Just have a feeling … don’t ask why. No idea where Vickie goes after this loss, but I think she has been pushed TOO much.

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

Hardy just got the belt, but Daniels has owned this feud. Chris will get the belt at sometime during the fall, but Hardy pulls out the victory here.

Intercontinental Championship Match:
John Bradshaw Layfield w/Angelina Williams vs. Charlie Haas

JBL needs this belt around his waist. Loved the push that Haas has gotten, but he isn’t nearly ready yet. JBL wins in a cheap fashion, won’t be clean.

Ten Man Tag Team Match:
Finlay, Rey Mysterio, Kane, CM Punk and Chavo Guerrero
vs.
William Regal, Mark Henry, Jamie Noble and The New Breed

Need to piss off the heels more, rit? Not sure who takes the tall but this is just the first of many battles between these two sides of the fight.

Should give Legend’s WM22 a run for it’s money. Hope it lives up to the hype. Expect a review, btw.




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Kicking off with a match again? 3 weeks running. Wow. This'll probably be the best of the 10-Man Tag Preview matches here tonight, with the in-ring quality of 5 {M.H fucked it up} of the men. They'll most like draw tonight match-wise since we get three, so no real biggie seeing the faces get the win, and Finlay the pin, since you A) Hate Rey & Chavo and B) Enjoy jobbing Burke out.

Sorry, Steph, but KK really did just OWN you in this segment. You've really picked up your game since your return. He is so damn charismatic. The Handicap Match does not sound fun at all. Usually you'd think a big face WHC would overcome the odds, but this is Batista & Flair. No way do they lose a match like this, and Ken is winning at SS, so he can take it I guess.

Lol @ Booker & T-Lo. They are quite the duo on the mike. I still say Book is better with his crazy ass 'King' accent, but he's awesome whenever to be honest. "of the only crackas worth a damn are gonna get the job done tonight, Jamie Noble and William Regal, ya’ feel me?" Wow, I wish I was one his team. Ha ha. I hope this 'Revolution' angle picks up a bit after 'Slam, as a Tag Team war isn't really where I saw it going

The best feud in BTB history keeps on tickin'. Fantabulously written scene between these two yet again. It's just so freakin' subtle. If this ends at SummerSlam, I swear to god I'll hunt you down, Mac. Not a fan of 'Tista OWNING Slick at the end though.

"hitting two “Get Well Soons”" What the hell? Same as last week but this time with The Hooligans. This feud doesn't really need any more talking. MOTY this sunday please.

Now this is what you call intense. Fantastic little backstage segment between KK and Rocky here. How often do you see Rock in a segment with someone else and barely say a word because of the other guy's motor mouth? Not often I can tell you. Kind of felt like Kennedy was trying to rile Rock up, piss him off because he wants to face THE Rock at SummerSlam, and not HOLLYWOOD Rock like we've seen the past few weeks. If Rock just does go back to his old way it will make for a better match no doubt, but it will make his little 3 week spell as Hollywood a bit, uh, pointless, won't it? I'm assuming this as I severely doubt Rocky'll stay heel|tweener after SummerSlam, with Kennedy {and soon Flair} as the only faces.

REGAL OWNS KANE~ Classic. Gotta love you for having Kane do the job in his return match. The Big Red Jobber indeed. Couldn't have picked a better guy to fuck him up then Billy Regal either. Evens the score now. I'd love Will to get the win at the PPV.

Like I saidm, Hooligans|Carolina Connection really needs no more talk. This staredown, uh, said it all. Match - Of - The - Fuckin' - Year ... Plz.

Well I guess Kennedy didn't look too bad. Big Dave and Slick Ric needed to win for the sake of realism and their World title credibiity, but I liked that it took 'em both, with Ken actually having 'Tista's number, well, like he has for the last few months. THE TENSION GROWS~ Another beautifully subtle way to increase the odds between Flair|Animal. When Dave goes off ... my god.

I might be alone in this, but I'm actually starting to get a little sick of this dancin between Steph & Hunter. I think it's time for this no doubt epic storyline to advance to its next level, because if I'm brutally honest, the "hard" phone calls between the two are getting repetitive. Oh, but LOL @ Cena being cooler than H.

SHOOOOOT~ Another classic promo from The Fallen Angel, who is on one hell of a roll since last week. I'm going to go out on a whim and say that this was basically Mac|Daniels speaking rather than just some crazy invention of yours. Clearly your acual thoughts, eh? It is a very good storyline indeed though, with Daniels portraying himself as the underdog, the hard-done-to guy, with The Hardys as the corporate stooges. It's kind of similar to somthing I've been working on myself {though not with Daniels|Hardys, don't worry}. Had to get Matt in for at least a short appearance before SummerSlam, but with Chris' escape once again, it looks almost certain that Hardy will retain the belt this sunday, but I think that you're going to pull a fast one and Matt is merely a transitional champion for FA. Emotion gets the better of Hardy and Daniels steals it.

Aaaaand I guess I was right about the draw eh? Trust classic heel Noble to run away like a bitch. Punk really needs to get a win soon I think. Nice, even, yet crazy ass brawl to close this feud out with before the PPV. "but it’s merely the tip of the iceberg with S-Slam a couple of days away." I'm going to hope that this means something more awesome from this feud in the future.

GREAT parallels between the segment at the start of the show, and the segment at the end of it, between Dave|Ric. This was a little reminiscent of some of the Flair|Michaels sequences from this year with Flair demanding HBK gave him everything he had at WrestleMania. That's what Flair wants from Batista at SummerSlam. He doesn't him to go easy on him whatsoever. He may come to regret that I'm sure. "The Animal sits down on one of the chairs in the room, and lets out a frustrated sigh. He then begins moving his right hand as if to loosen it up … but he soon notices the scar on his right hand … from when he broke that mirror … upset about … something …" Uh oh.

Poor Santino. I'll skim over his tragic loss and get right to the point here. THE Rock is back and HOLLYWOOD Rock is gone, as displayed in this fiery promo that gave The Great One a slight edge going into the PPV. My only problem with this, as I said earlier, is that it does make the last few weeks of Hollywood goodness seem a bit, random now, and as though they were just thrown in there for a bit of a laugh. Probably just me though, and I can't say in any way, shap or form that I haven't thoroughly enjoyed this Rock|Kennedy program. You hyped it up and you delivered. I say this because I think it ends at SummerSlam. And rightly ... so.

Hell of a show to send us into the biggest PPV of the BTB year with, Mac. After this, Rock|Kennedy, 'Tista|Flair & everything else ... had better come soon.

***

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

I disagree with Pat that this is a tough call. Rocky is back to put over the greatness in the world right now, and that's Kennedy. Pass. The. Torch. Moment. End of.

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

SWEEEEERVE. You've got something up your sleeve, I just know you have with this one. No way did Orton lose the belt so easily at Vengeance that it would make this, the return match, Edge's speciality, so clear cut. Randy takes it in a fucking war imo.

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

The result is the only thing I'm sure of in this one. STORY of the year. But I have no idea how it's going to go down. All I can see is Dave costing himself the match by refusing to go 'Animal' on Naitch.

The Rubber Match:
'The Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels vs. 'Mr. Monday Night' Rob Van Dam

What the hell, I'll go with my heart rather than my head. You might hate the guys guts, but it'd be the perfect climax to have Rob finally go over one the grand stage. Wouldn't exactly Shawny would it? I'm probably wrong with this one.

---

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

You mean there's 4 other guys in this other than Angle & Umaga? Fooled me. Nah, I kid. No way did Angle get owned 2 weeks ago to lose again here. I'd much rather see Umaga or ANYONE other than Kurt win tbh. I've seen enough Edge|Angle & Orton|Angle to last me a lifetime. The big performance will come from Doane or Porter I think.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match; Two out of Three Falls Match:
The Carolina Connection vs. The Hooligans

Unlike the TLC match, I DO think it's too soon for The CC to lose their belts ... so they won't. I'll say it again, MOTY.

Women’s Championship; Victoria’s Last Chance; 10-Minute Time Limit:
Mickie James vs. Victoria
(All parties are banned from ringside; if Victoria loses or time expires, she will never receive another opportunity at the Women’s Championship)

I guess Pat went for the shock with this one eh? Not me. I think the story's just TOO perfect for Vicky to finally get the gold from the awesome Mickie.

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

Like I said, Hardy's just a transitional champion for you, and you have the right story in place for him to cost himself the match by being an angry dick. He'll be good at chasing the strap though, and Daniels is awesome.

Intercontinental Championship Match:
John Bradshaw Layfield w/Angelina Williams vs. Charlie Haas

Virtually the same as what everyone else thinks really. JBL WILL retain his title and continue his awesome ego trip, but by the skin of his teeth, as Haas proves he is that damn good, and steps on up.

Ten Man Tag Team Match:
Finlay, Rey Mysterio, Kane, CM Punk and Chavo Guerrero
vs.
William Regal, Mark Henry, Jamie Noble and The New Breed

Heels win thanks to REGAL, and start thinking they can take this 'Revolution' idea even further.

This will be creamworthy...
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FINAL 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



The Rubber Match:
'The Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels vs. 'Mr. Monday Night' Rob Van Dam

---



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; Two out of Three Falls Match:
The Carolina Connection vs. The Hooligans




Women’s Championship; Victoria’s Last Chance; 10-Minute Time Limit:
Mickie James vs. Victoria

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



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



Intercontinental Championship Match:
John Bradshaw Layfield w/Angelina Williams vs. Charlie Haas



Ten Man Tag Team Match:
Finlay, Rey Mysterio, Kane, CM Punk and Chavo Guerrero vs.
William Regal, Mark Henry, Jamie Noble and The New Breed


***


Mac, this looks fucking awesome. I'll definitely check this out, may not give a review, but I'll drop a few comments. Can't wait.



"I wrestled that match with Undertaker at WrestleMania with the biggest f*cking chip on my shoulder because I knew it was going to be better than Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H and The Rock vs. John Cena."
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FINAL 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

Even though you wrote a very good promo for Rock on Smackdown!, I think it only serves to make Kennedy's win at SummerSlam look bigger than it will be.

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

The best feud in BTB coming to an end, it's almost sad. Anyway, Edge only won the title at Vengeance so I'm going with him. Although he should win even if he didn't have the title because in such an epic feud, imo, the face should go over.

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

Last year at SummerSlam, we saw Batista's heel turn in which he snapped after losing to Kurt Angle (oh yes I remember). This year, I see the same thing happening: somehow, Naitch gets the win with perhaps an embrace afterwards and then Batista snaps, or he simply snaps straight away. Either way, this feud should be good.

The Rubber Match:
'The Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels vs. 'Mr. Monday Night' Rob Van Dam

I have a question - when this feud was near WrestleMania time, wasn't Shawn Michaels a face? When I did miss the double-turn? Anyway, I see HBK going over simply because he is the bigger superstar.

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


Angle should win this considering, like HBK, he is the bigger superstar in this match (the other big superstar being Umaga imo). I do think you are intent on pushing Umaga but I just don't see him winning this. It seems like the perfect set-up, which is why I don't think he'll win.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match; Two out of Three Falls Match:
The Carolina Connection vs. The Hooligans



Women’s Championship; Victoria’s Last Chance; 10-Minute Time Limit:
Mickie James vs. Victoria

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

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

Intercontinental Championship Match:
John Bradshaw Layfield w/Angelina Williams vs. Charlie Haas

Ten Man Tag Team Match:
Finlay, Rey Mysterio, Kane, CM Punk and Chavo Guerrero vs.
William Regal, Mark Henry, Jamie Noble and The New Breed

The T.Lo/New Breed/Billion Dollar Racist Storyline is one of the best things going on Smackdown! right now, so the faces need to go over in a "screwy" way to give T.Lo something to complain about.

Good luck!

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Heyman Deciple’s Smackdown Review


6 Man Tag: Good way to start the show. Nice win for Finlay, Chavo, and Rey with Finlay picking up the win for his team with the Celtic Cross.

Fuck Cole: Cole getting crapped on makes me happy.

Kennedy-Stephanie: I love Kennedy. This segment was pure gold. Have I mentioned how awesome Kennedy is?

Booker & Company interview: Good interview here. Booker and particularly Teddy Long sounded strong throughout.

Flair-Batista: I liked the tension between Ric and Big Dave here, which could feed in to the Handicap match later.

Hooligans: Nice little squash here to make The Hooligans look good. I approve.

Kennedy-Rock: More Kennedy. I like it. Kennedy sounded very strong here and I liked how all The Rock could do is sit back and take it. This has me really looking forward to Summer Slam.

Kane Vs. Regal: In a match I thought Kane would dominant, Regal gets the win. Good for him.

London & Kendrick-Benjamin & Helms: I liked how no one really said anything but you could just feel the tension.

Kennedy Vs. Flair & Batista: Solid match. Too bad Kennedy had to lose but the finish was damn good. I really liked Flair stealing the pin from Batista. They don’t call him the dirtiest player in the game for nothing.

Steph-Triple H: I thought hearing Triple H’s side of the phone call was a little unrealistic but it’s an entertainment show so I can let it go. Steph’s little digs at Triple H were funny. I miss the Undertaker too. Good stuff.

The Fallen Angel: Super strong promo here from the Fallen Angel. I liked his whole speech. Very good. Then here comes Matt Hardy and we get a little interaction leading into Summer Slam.

Noble Vs. Punk: Solid match. Too bad it ended with a count out but that big brawl sounded awesome.

Flair-Batista: Flair saying everything while Big Dave could say nothing and having Flair just walk away and Whoo like a lunatic while Big Dave sat there and sighed was all good stuff.

Rock Vs. Santino: The Rock looked good here and then his promo after wards while Kennedy watched was a great way to end the show.

Good show, I give it a 9 out of 10.

It's like 1993 all over again... Mainstream pro wrestling in the United States sucks.

WWE sucks. TNA sucks.

Thank god for Japan, Mexico, and the indies... And the Internet making alternative forms of pro wrestling more accessible than ever.

If it wasn't for YouTube and podcasts I don't know where I'd be as a wrestling fan in 2014.

*taking a break from WWE, beginning October 2014.
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I saw Pat and Legend just posted shows. I'm on it.

WWE SUMMERSLAM



***

The World Heavyweight, Women’s, WWE Tag, Intercontinental and WWE Championships lie out on a beautiful beach, right at the edge of the water, while the sun begins to set, slowly covering the title belts in darkness.

Narrator:
The quest for gold and success consumes each and every one of us…

From the powerful…

Shot of ‘The Animal’ Batista slamming some poor bastard into the ground with a vicious spine buster.

Narrator:
The beautiful…

Victoria returns on Raw Monday night.

Narrator:
The dark…

Christopher Daniels sitting in the middle of a dark ring on a recent edition of SmackDown.

Narrator:
The focused...

Charlie Haas intensely training.

Narrator:
The young…

The Hooligans sprinting down to the ring with youthful exuberance.

Narrator:
The great…

The Rock raising his arm as he stands on a turnbuckle, being showered with cheers from the fans.

Narrator:
The legendary…

“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair walking down the aisle, before doing a bit of a spin.

Narrator:
But there are things more important than even championship gold…

We go back to the beach, where waves begin to crash onto the title belts with intensity.

Narrator:
Like pride…

The Carolina Connection facing The Hooligans in the ring.

Narrator:
Respect…

Booker, Regal, and company standing over a bloody Kid Kash.

Narrator:
Honor…

Shawn Michaels SPITTING on Rob Van Dam during a tag team match on Raw.

Narrator:
Family…

Matt Hardy screaming out desperately while Daniels hammers away on his bloody brother.

Narrator:
And others who are close to us…

The RKO Army holding back Edge while Randy Orton threatens to punt Lita, Edge’s girlfriend, right in the skull.

Narrator:
But no matter what their reasons are…

Both members of the Carolina Connection taking a turnbuckle to celebrate.

Narrator:
Gold or otherwise…

With the title belt on his shoulder, KK waiting for the mic to lower from the ceiling.

Narrator:
Here in the smoldering heat of August…

Mickie planting Maria with the MickieDT.

Narrator:
These wrestlers will give it their all…

JBL kicking somebody in the head.

Narrator:
On the biggest stage of the Summer…

Picture of fireworks exploding at the beginning to each SummerSlam.

Narrator:
Up next…

CM Punk, Kane, Rey Mysterio, Chavo Guerrero, & Finlay standing tall on SmackDown.

Narrator:
Champions and challengers will meet…

Rocky and Kennedy face to face.

Narrator:
Rivals will collide…

Michaels and Van Dam nose to nose.

Narrator:
Friends will battle…

Batista and Flair shaking hands.

Narrator:
Blood will be lost…

Orton staring down Edge, while he screams obscenities to the challenger, tied in the ropes.

Narrator:
Tears will be shed…

Victoria walking away as Mickie stands shocked after being planted with a Goodnight Kiss.

Narrator:
Respect will be won…

JBL stares at Haas, shocked and a bit nervous.

Narrator:
And lost…

The Hooligans staring at the Connection in complete disbelief at GAB.

Narrator:
The Biggest Party of the Summer…

Quick shots of Daniels and Matt Hardy.

Narrator:
Is upon us…

Members of the Ten Man Tag Match brawling with one another.

Narrator:
SummerSlam…

Orton and Edge trying to kill each other.

Narrator:
Is…

Rocky and Kennedy tussling on the ground.

Narrator:
Next!!!

Back on the beach, a massive wave envelops the lip of the sand, engulfing the titles and taking them into the waters…



***


Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown present…



WWE SUMMERSLAM


We cut inside of the Continental Airlines Arena, and the crowd is going wild, as fireworks begin to shoot every which way, all over the building. The camera pans around the arena to show the crazed fans, many of whom hold signs which they brought into the arena:

“BATISTA CAN’T GET IN THE WAY OF #17. WOOOOOOOOO”

“I CAME TO SEE UNDERTAKER TRIPLE H JOHN CENA TONY CHIMEL”

“IT’S OVER MICKIE”

“FORMER CHAMPION … CHAMPION”

After we get through with that little shot, we’re taken to one of our three announce tables, the Raw announce table where Jim ‘J.R.’ Ross … and TULLY ‘OWNS’ BLANCHARD!

Jim Ross:
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Biggest Party of the Summer, SUMMERSLAM!! Over 17,000 loud and crazy WWE fans have jam-packed this arena here tonight for what should be no doubt an epic event here in New Jersey. Hello, everyone. I’m Good Ol’ J.R. Jim Ross, and calling the Raw matches tonight, with a very special broadcast partner! The King had some personal issues to clear up so I’m here with former NWA Television and United States Champion, and a former WWE Tag Team Champion, as well as an original member of the Four Horsemen, TULLY BLANCHARD!!

Tully Blanchard:
Man, it’s good to be here, Jim. I tell ya, I’ve seen many a SummerSlam in my day, but I don’t think I‘ve ever been this excited for any of ‘em! Not just because I’m callin’ this one either, J.R. Think about what have for fans here tonight. Edge and Orton; Michaels and Van Dam; Mickie and Victoria; my God, I’m getting excited just thinking about it.

Jim Ross:
You ain’t the only one, Tully. Five matches that could stop the show from the Raw side of things here tonight, but as for right now, let’s take it to our Spanish colleagues for this event, Hugo Savinovich and Carlos Cabrera! Take it away, amigos!


Savinovich and Carlos speak for a bit before shooting it to the SmackDown announce team of Joey Styles, Michael Cole and Tazz.


Joey Styles:
Thanks, compadres, and here on the SmackDown side of things, it couldn’t get more personal, it couldn’t get more exciting, and it couldn’t get any better than what we have planned for you here tonight.

Michael Cole:
Some of the biggest matches of the year will take place here tonight in the Continental Airlines Arena here in New Jersey! Hell, three of SmackDown’s titles could change here tonight!!

Tazz:
Not only that, but the landscape of the WWE could change, word has it that Mr. McMahon, the chairman of the board, haha, has got a major announcement to make here at SummerSlam. And if Vinnie Mac is gonna be some talkin’, you know it’s big.

Joey Styles:
But that’s later on, let’s get this show on the road!




***CAN YOU DIG IT, SUCKA?***

The crowd boos as
Booker T, Sharmell, and THE NEW BREED, ‘The Alpha Male’ Monty Brown & ‘The Express’ Elijah Burke step out onto the stage. The largest group on the roster take a nice, long look around the arena, snarling at the booing fans, before they continue to make their way down to the ring.


Tony Chimel:
The following contest is the opening contest for SUMMERSLAM (pop), and it is a Ten Man Tag Team Contest, scheduled for one fall!! Introducing first, accompanied to the ring by Booker T and Sharmell, weighing in at a combined weight of 510 pounds … ELIJAH BURKE, MONTY BROWN … THEEEEE NEW BREED!!!


The Booker Man, dressed in a beige suit, and Sharmell, dressed in a lovely gown, looking as only they can look, lead the New Breed as they all step into the ring. Burke wears his usual confident smile, while Monty’s movements are as eccentric as always.


Joey Styles:
A formidable unit is Booker T’s New Breed, two of the top, young prospects in the WWE today in Burke and Brown. Nasty, vicious and out for blood, they want respect from Stephanie McMahon, and they can earn it here tonight.

Tazz:
They shouldn’t have to earn it, Styles. Booker is one of the most decorated champions in the history of this sport, and if he says this New Breed is the real deal, they’re the real deal.


***SOME BODIES GONNA GET IT***

Cracka Hater Inc. (~____~),
MARK HENRY and Teddy Long, make their way out onto the stage, with Long jukin’ and jivin’, while Henry walks as angrily and methodically as always, taking in the heat from the crowd.


Tony Chimel:
And their tag team partner from Silsbee, Texas … accompanied to the ring by Theodore R. Long … weighing in at 400 pounds … ‘The World’s Strongest Man’ MARK HENRY!!


Henry and Long step into the ring, and Teddy gives the Booker Man some love, shaking hands with the well-dressed leader of this anti-Stephanie McMahon uprising. Burke and Monty continue to warm up while Henry simply glares out into the hostile crowd.


Michael Cole:
Just like Booker T, Teddy Long can never stop talking about getting respect here on SmackDown-

Joey Styles:
But he never seems to give it-

Tazz:
You two need to shut your pieholes, because “The World‘s Strongest Man” Mark Henry is ready to crush somebody.


***TRAILER PARK TRASH***

The crowd gives out a decent amount of heat as the Cruiserweight Champion
JAMIE NOBLE makes his way down to the ring, dressed in his peach trunks, confederate flag and all, title belt around his waist. The largeness of the stage doesn’t seem to have effected Noble much as he looks ready to go.


Tony Chimel:
And their tag team partner … from Hanover, West Virginia … weighing in at 202 pounds … he is the Cruiserweight Champion of the woooorrrrld … JAMIE NOBLE!!!


Noble steps into the ring with all the darkies(~__~), and they show him nothing but love, cheering as Noble arrogantly shows off his Cruiserweight Championship while NJ continues to boo him.


Joey Styles:
More so than anyone else in this match, Jamie Noble has the least to be upset about. He’s the Cruiserweight Champion. He’s had every chance to succeed, and has become a successful champion on SD.

Tazz:
Yeah, but Stephanie made him put his belt on the line against someone where if he lost by DQ or countout he would’ve lost the belt. How’s that right?

Michael Cole:
I fighting champion shouldn’t have a problem with that, Tazz.

Tazz:
Noble’s a fighting a champion. You just watch. The five guys on the opposite end of that ring will see just how much fight that pitbull has in him.


***MOTHERLAND***

Easily the loudest heat for anyone so far, as the smug Englishman, former United States Champion, destroyer of Kid Kash, and exterminator of CM Punk’s winning streak,
WILLIAM REGAL, steps out onto the stage dressed in one of his regal-looking purple robes, scowl on his face.


Tony Chimel:
And finally … from Blackpool, England … weighing in at 240 pounds … WILLIAM REEEEGAL!!!


Regal steps onto the apron, and brushes his boots against the ring apron, cleaning them off before he steps foot into the ring. Regal then shakes hands with each and every one of his compatriots before he turns he begins to take off his robe.


Joey Styles:
William Regal is one of the most talented and nastiest wrestlers that this business has to offer, but like his teammates, he doesn’t think he gets enough respect from the management of SmackDown.

Tazz:
He doesn’t. This man has World Title talent, but he’s treated like crap an-

Michael Cole:
Crap? Stephanie McMahon has given Regal every opportunity to succeed, and now that he’s hit a bit of a rough patch, he’s blaming everyone but himself, AND TAKING IT OUT ON INNOCENT WRESTLERS!

Tazz:
Yeah … innocent … Because Kid Kash would never hurt a fly…




***BOOYAKA 619***

After Rey’s obligatory massive explosion of pyrotechnics,
REY MYSTERIO leaps from under the stage and then onto it while the crowd goes completely wild for the masked luchador. Rey Rey slaps hands with many of the fans as he comes down the entrance ramp.


Tony Chimel:
And introducing their opponents … from San Diego, California … weighing in at 165 pounds … REYYY MYSSTERRIOOO!!!


Mysterio stops at the bottom of the ramp, not stupid enough to get in it, and points at his opponent, as Rey is anxious to get this thing kicked off.


Michael Cole:
Listen to this ovation for Rey Mysterio!!

Tazz:
The Human Highlight Reel, baby, haha! After a bit of a rough stretch this year, Rey Mysterio wants himself some gold. I think he’ll prove he deserves it tonight.

Joey Styles:
He’s definitely had a bit of a rough go of it lately, stemming from his feud with Chris Daniels, in which he won the first battle, but lost the next two decisively. He got back on the right track with a big win at the Great American Bash, but this is gonna be a big test for the former Royal Rumble winner.


***CHAVITO ARDIENTE***

The crowd gives a nice pop as
CHAVO GUERRERO steps out onto the stage, looking ready to get to it tonight. He soon joins Mysterio at the bottom of the ramp, and the two friend bump knuckles, while the heels watch on from the ring.


Tony Chimel:
And his tag team partner … from El, Paso, Texas … weighing in at 210 pounds … CHAVO GUERRERO!!!


Mysterio and Guerrero talk to one another, motioning towards some of the wrestlers in the ring, possibly discussing strategy.


Joey Styles:
Chavo Guerrero finds himself at SummerSlam wanting once again to prove that he belongs in the ring with the very best.

Tazz:
Ha! Once again? When did he prove it the first time?

Joey Styles:
The Great American Bash ring a bell?

Tazz:
Shut up, Styles.

Michael Cole:
After all of the drama and turmoil between Rey and Chavo, it’s nice to see that the two of them are gonna be on the same page to accomplish what they have to here tonight.


***THIS FIRE BURNS***

CM PUNK
, the Straight Edge Superstar, enters the arena to a respectable ovation. The Chicago native joins Mysterio and Guerrero at the bottom of the ramp, look of anger on his face, as he glares at Regal.


Tony Chimel:
And their tag team partner … from Chicago, Illinois … weighing in at 210 pounds … CM PUNK!!!


Punk makes the throat-slash gesture toward Regal, who simply brushes him off with his epic arrogance.


Tazz:
Now this kid is gonna be something special, fellas.

Joey Styles:
CM Punk, Mr. Straight Edge, no drugs, no alcohol, gets his thrills from the thrill of competition.

Michael Cole:
The real competition has started for this kid. He’s lost the undefeated streak, and now he’s being thrown into the deep end of the pool against stiff competition here at SummerSlam.

Tazz:
Ha, I’ll tell ya right now, he looks across the ring tonight, he’ll see all the competition he needs; five of the best that SmackDown has to offer.


***MY NAME IS FINLAY***

FINLAY steps out onto the stage, shillelagh in hand, while the crowd gives him a strong pop. The Fighting Irish Bastard reaches the bottom of the ramp and wants to enter the ring, but Rey and company urge the feisty Irishman to be smart and wait for their final partner.


Tony Chimel:
And his tag team partner … from Belfast, Ireland … weighing in at 233 pounds … FINLAAAYYY!!!


The four men at the bottom of the ramp and the gang of people in the ring turn their attention towards the stage as they wait on the last man to enter…


Joey Styles:
I don’t know if Finlay is straight edge-

Tazz:
Well, he is Irish, so I think that no alcohol thing goes straight out the window. But he is a straight bad-ass, one of the baddest men you’ll ever meet.

Michael Cole:
The Fighting Irish Bastard had a couple of wars with Mark Henry throughout the spring and into summer. With the two of them in this match, this could get real ugly, real fast.



***SLOW CHEMICAL***

Getting the loudest ovation of any of the competitors in the match, ‘The Big Red Machine’ KANE slowly walks down the entrance ramp, eyes on his competitors.

Tony Chimel:
And finally … weighing in at 318 pounds … ‘The Big Red Machine’ KAAAANE!!!!


Kane climbs up onto the ring apron and steps into it without a bit of fear. The rest of his teammates soon follow as the Big Red Machine sets off his tremendous pyro, getting another loud pop from the crowd.


Joey Styles:
Hellfire and brimstone, Kane is back!!

Tazz:
He’s back and looked better than ever on SmackDown, taking it right to William Regal on Friday night.

Michael Cole:
Well, here we go to kick off SummerSlam, Ten Man Tag Team Match, this one should be a fun one.


Eventually, the wrestlers begin to file out of the ring, and soon enough, the two members who will kick this match - and SummerSlam - off are set; Rey Mysterio and Jamie Noble. Booker, Sharmell and Teddy Long hoot and holler at ringside while the ref motions for the bell to be rung.


*Bell Rings*



Ten-Man Tag Team Match:
William Regal,
CW Champ Jamie Noble, The New Breed & Mark Henry
vs. Finlay, Rey Mysterio, Chavo Guerrero, CM Punk and Kane
Rey Mysterio and the Cruiserweight Champion prepare to start the matches for each of their teams. The two stars move toward the to the center of the ring, and Noble begins talking up a storm to the masked superstar, with his finger square in Mysterio’s grill. After a few seconds, Rey-Rey has seen enough, and slaps Noble’s finger out of his face … only to have Noble SLAP HIM IN THE FACE!

Mysterio holds the side of his face, stunned, as the crowd boos as the heel group applaud the complete lack of respect shown by the CW Champ. Rey turns back around, and charges at Noble! The redneck throws a right hand, but Mysterio ducks it, and hits the ropes. Noble attempts to catch him with a back elbow, but Rey avoids that as well, hits the ropes once more, comes back, leaps up, and takes Noble down with a HEADSCISSORS!!

The crowd roars for Mysterio, as Noble stumbles up to his feet, only to be rocked by a couple of right hands by the incredibly popular luchador! Rey grabs Noble, and goes to shoot him into the ropes, but Noble counters the Irish whip, sending Mysterio in. Rey comes back, and Noble goes low, and manages to lift Mysterio up, into a Electric Chair position! The crowd watches intently as Noble walks around with Rey for a bit, only to have Mysterio roll forward, taking Noble down with another HEADSCISSORS variation!

Noble rolls on the canvas, and immediately holds his arm out, making the tag to WILLIAM REGAL!! The crowd boos the former United States Champion as he steps into the ring, as smug as can be. Mysterio looks ready to go head up with the Englishman … but he soon gets a call from his corner, as CM Punk holds his hand out, wanting the tag. Rey-Rey nods a bit, and then TAGS IN PUNK, who gets a nice ovation as he steps into the ring. The Straight Edge Superstar and Lord William meet in the middle of the ring, and Regal doesn’t wait a second to kick things off, drilling Punk with a left forearm to the face! Punk responds with a right hand, Regal retaliates with another left, and CM hits one more right, knocking Regal back!

Punk quickly grabs him by the hand and shoots him into the ropes with an Irish whip. Regal comes back, and Punk takes him up and over with an arm drag! Regal staggers back up to his feet, and charges, only to be taken down by another arm drag! Sir William gets up much more slowly the third time around, and Punk doesn’t give him a chance to breath, lifting him up onto his shoulders … into position for the GO TO SLEEP!!! The crowd roars as CM looks ready to put this thing away early, but Regal fights off of his shoulders, and DIVES toward his corner, tagging in … ‘THE ALPHA MALE’ MONTY BROWN!!

Monty gets a decent reaction as he steps into the ring, and immediately begins squaring up Punk, making his usual weird head movements. Punk and Brown meet up, and lock up in the middle of the squared circle. Not a fan of ‘wrestling,’ Monty quickly goes behind, and CLUBS Punk in the back, immediately dropping him to a knee! Brown doesn’t stop there, lifting Punk up, and kicks him hard in the gut, keeling him over, before he grabs his hand. The Alpha Male then shoots Punk hard into the corner, before charging in! Monty looks ready to hit an avalanche blow of sorts, only for Punk to move out of the way, and Monty SLAMS into the turnbuckle!! Punk rolls on the ground, and makes the tag to FINLAY!!

The Fighting Irish Bastard gets a nice ovation as he steps in, watching a turning Brown. Once Monty completely turns around, Finlay charges and DRILLS Monty with a clothesline, managing to take him down! The Irishman lifts Brown up, and forces him into the corner, before he climbs aboard the middle ropes, giving the crowd a gap-toothed smile. Finlay then begins to hammer down with right hands, as the crowd chants along. “ONE... TWO... THREE... FOUR... FIVE…”

The counting is interrupted as BOOKER T leaps onto the apron, barking at the referee while being cheered on by Sharmell. Finlay leaps down off of the apron, distracted … but unbeknownst to him, ELIJAH BURKE enters the ring! The Express charges ahead, looking to catch Finlay napping, but The Irishman quickly turns around, and levels Burke with a clothesline!! The crowd cheers as Elijah rolls out of the ring, clutching his throat, plan thwarted by the experienced veteran. Finlay walks back over to Brown, and kicks him in the gut, before he grabs him, and brings him toward the ‘face’ corner. Finlay then reaches his arm up, and tags in CHAVO GUERRERO, who gets a nice pop as he leaps over the top rope and into the ring.

As Finlay leaves the ring, Chavo kicks Brown in the gut, before shooting him off the ropes. Monty comes back, and Guerrero leaps up, taking Monty down with a perfect standing dropkick, as his team continues to thoroughly dominate this contest. Guerrero quickly goes for the cover.

…1…
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… NO!

The Alpha Male kicks out, and Guerrero gets back up to his feet, soon brining Brown up with him. Chavito kicks Monty in the gut again, before grabbing his hand, and shoots him into the corner. Guerrero then charges ahead, before SLAMMING into Monty with a hard clothesline!! With Brown weakened, Chavo stays on the attack, and shoots him into the opposite corner with another Irish whip. Chavito then charges in again, leaps up, looking to hit a SPLASH of sorts … BUT MONTY CATCHES HIM!!!

Showing off his tremendous power, Brown CARRIES Chavo, in the same position, toward the middle of the ring, getting a gasp from the crowd, before he TOSSES CHAVO OVER WITH AN EXPLODER SUPLEX!!! Monty makes a goofy-looking face, mocking the crowd, before he turns around and covers Guerrero.

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…2…
… NO!

Guerrero gets a shoulder up, but Monty isn’t bothered, grabbing a hold of Chavo’s leg, before he drags him to his corner like fallen prey. Brown then reaches up, and tags in his usual tag partner, Elijah Burke! The Express steps in, and picks right up where Monty left off. First, he picks Chavo up, scoops him up, and slams him to the canvas with a body slam! Burke then takes his right kneepad and moves it down, below his knee, hits the ropes, comes back, leaps up, and DRILLS Chavo right in the mouth with his exposed knee. The Express then exposes his pearly whites, getting quite a bit of heat from the crowd, before he covers Chavito.

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…2…
… NO!

Chavito gets another shoulder up, as his teammates begin to cheer him on (sans Kane). Burke lifts Chavo up, backs him into the corner, and then hits him with a couple of hard knees to the gut, before reaching up and tagging in Noble. Noble drags Chavo out of the corner, and towards the center of the ring, getting behind him. The CW Champ then lifts Guerrero up, and plants him with a back suplex!! Noble then quickly goes for another cover, forearm on the face.

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…2…
… NO!

Guerrero kicks out. Noble grabs Chavito and lifts him up to his feet, before he grabs his hand and shoots him into the ropes. Noble gets set too early, and Chavo makes him pay, drilling him in the face with a boot!! Noble’s head snaps up, and Chavo sees red, wailing away with rights on the skull of the Cruiserweight Champion! Guerrero then shoots off the ropes, and comes back, only to be taken down by a LIGHTNING QUICK SNAP POWERSLAM BY NOBLE!! Noble doesn’t waste a second in hooking the leg for the cover!

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…2…
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…NO!

Mysterio pulls Noble off of the cover, getting a pop from the crowd!! Rey then heads back out of the ring, but Chavo isn’t so lucky, as Noble gets up … and tags in MARK HENRY!!!

The crowd gasps and boos as The Silverback enters the ring, and snatches Guerrero up to his feet, only to short-arm CLOTHESLINE HIM RIGHT BACK DOWN!! T-Lo does his awesome jig at ringside, as Henry looks down at Chavo, salivating almost. The World’s Strongest Man drags Chavo back up to his feet, turns him around, and shoves him down against the middle rope. Henry then puts his knee up against the back of Guerrero’s neck, pushing on the ropes for leverage! The referee begins his five count, as The Silverback continues to choke the life out of his opponent, the fans boo, and Chavo’s teammates protest to no avail. The ref gets to four and Henry finally lets go, backing up with his hands in the air, diverting the referee’s attention. With the ref, reprimanding Henry, Long takes the opportunity to slap Chavito right across the face, to much heat from the crowd.

Long quickly scurries away, as the ref turns back to Finlay. Henry bounces a bit, before charging forward, and leaps into the air, and SLAMS all four hundred of his pounds against the back and neck of Chavo!! Guerrero crumbles down to the canvas, as Henry tops him, nonchalantly laying across him for the cover.

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…2…
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…NO!

Punk breaks it up with a kick to Henry’s side! The crowd cheers as Henry lets out a grunt of frustration, before getting up and tagging Monty back in. Brown enters the ring, and grabs Chavo, rocking him with a couple of rights hands, before he shoots him into the corner. The Alpha Male charges in, but Guerrero leaps up and over Brown!! Chavo then looks to make a run for the corner … but MONTY GRABS HIS LEFT LEG!!! Chavo hops around to face Brown, as Monty taunts the crowd, but Guerrero then leaps up, AND TAKES BROWN DOWN WITH AN ENZIGUIRI!!!

The crowd roars as The Alpha Male falls to the canvas, and Guerrero falls right along with him. Everybody in the crowd, around the ring, and on the apron begin to make noise in some fashion, looking to will both guys to their corners. After several seconds, both Brown and Guerrero do make it to their corners and BROWN TAGS IN NOBLE…WHILE CHAVO TAGS IN…KANE!!!!

The crowd erupts into the loudest ovation of the match as The Big Red Machine finally gets into the match! Noble gets in and Kane takes him down with a right hand! Burke enters the ring as well, only to be taken down by a hard uppercut to the THROAT!! Henry gets in, too, and it takes a little longer to put him down, as he rocks The Silverback with a couple of hard rights, before he shoots him off of the ropes, and then drills him with a BIG BOOT, causing Henry to roll out!! Regal doesn’t get a chance to enter the ring, as Kane hits him with a hard right hand, knocking him from the apron!!

With the crowd worked up into a frenzy, Kane reaches his right hand up, getting ready as Noble staggers around the ring. The CW Champ turns around, and Kane clutches him around the throat -- LOOKING FOR THE CHOKESLAM -- BUT BROWN HITS HIM WITH A HARD SHOT FROM BEHIND!!

Kane falls to a knee, and Monty stands over him, flaunting, but that’s soon stopped as he’s ROCKED with a right hand from Finlay!! The Fighting Irishman swings away on Brown, before he clotheslines him over the top rope!! Finlay follows him to the outside, while Chavo and Mysterio step inside the ring. Burke staggers up to his feet, back against the ropes, and the two luchadors run forward, and clothesline Burke over the top as well!! The outside of the ring is a complete mess; Brown and Finlay brawl, as Burke & Henry lie next to them, and Booker & Sharmell cheer Monty on. On the opposite side, however, SIR WILLIAM REACHES INTO HIS TRUNKS.

With Kane standing in the ring, Punk watching from the apron, and Noble watching from the corner, Mysterio and Chavo look at the crowd, getting a huge ovation. The two best friends then wait patiently as Burke & Henry are helped to their feet by Booker & Long … and then shoot off the ropes!!! Mysterio and Chavo then come back, AND MYSTERIO LEAPS OVER THE TOP ROPE WITH A PLANCHA, AS GUERRERO DIVES THROUGH THE ROPES WITH A SUICIDE DIVE!!!

The crowd EXPLODES as Rey and Guerrero TAKE OUT HENRY, LONG, BURKE, BOOKER, BROWN, THEIR OWN PARTNER FINLAY, AND EVEN THEMSELVES!!!

With the crowd still going crazy … PUNK BEGINS TO CLIMB TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!! CM looks to the crowd, and gets a loud ovation … but he’s soon stopped by Kane! Kane waves his finger at him, and then slaps him on the shoulder, effectively TAGGING Punk in. The Straight Edge Superstar climbs down, and enters the ring, rather confused…but it all becomes more clear…AS KANE BEGINS TO ASCENT TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!!

The audience ERUPTS again, as everybody on the outside (miraculously?) begin to recover, rising to their feet, while inside…REGAL TAGS HIMSELF IN, RIGHT HAND BEHIND HIS BACK!! Noble rolls out of the ring, and lays on the ground as Kane finally makes it to the top. With Punk and the audience watching in astonishment, THE BIG RED MACHINE LEAPS OFF THE TOP, TAKING EVERYONE OUT ONCE MORE!!!!

“HO-LY SHIT! HO-LY SHIT! HO-LY SHIT!”

The crowd goes crazy once again, as Punk and the referee watch the carnage, and Regal sneaks up behind Punk. The Englishman quickly grabs Punk, spins him around, AND SWINGS WITH HIS BRASS KNUCKS -- BUT PUNK DUCKS, AND LIFTS HIM ONTO HIS SHOULDERS!!! Just like at the GAB, Regal prepares to swing, but Punk doesn’t give him a split second, TOSSING HIM OFF HIS SHOULDERS -- AND HITS THE GO TO SLEEP!!!

Noble thinks about helping, but decides against it, snatching his title belt, and getting the hell out of dodge. Punk quickly covers Regal, looking to redeem his first-ever WWE loss at the GAB, as the referee turns around.

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…THREE!!!

Winners - CM Punk, Kane, Rey Mysterio, Chavo Guerrero and Finlay @ 11:55.

The crowd cheers as the Straight Edge Superstar gets back up to his feet, pumping his fist with intensity, righting the wrong set up a couple of months ago. Soon enough, all the faces join Punk in the ring while the crowd continues to cheer.

Joey Styles:
What a match to kick off SummerSlam!! CM Punk avenges his Great American Bash loss to William Regal with the Go To Sleep!!

Tazz:
That was out of control, bodies flying each and every way they possibly could, but in the end, I guess it’s back to the drawing board for Booker and his crew.

Michael Cole:
That’s the way to kick off a show, and just listen to these fans continue to cheer!

At ringside, Booker and Long begin to argue over God knows what, before BT yells at his wife and New Breed “LET’S GO!”, before the foursome head back up the entrance ramp. Long and Henry shake their heads in disgust, then back in the ring at Regal, in disgust, before they too head back up the ramp, this alliance over it would seem.


***


*Backstage - Batista’s Locker Room*

‘The Animal’ Batista sits down on a chair in his locker room, dressed to compete. The lights are turned down to an almost pitch-black, barely picking up the former World Heavyweight Champion. Batista gets up from his seat, and lets out a deep breath, before he begins to run in place a bit. After a second or two, Batista lets out another deep breath, and has to sit back down, apparently quite apprehensive about something here tonight. The Animal shakes his head, trying to get focused on the task at hand.

We close in to his face, and Big Dave looks … broken almost … like he’s damn near ready to cry … before he lets out a ROAR, which wipes the previous look completely off of his face. He gets up from his seat, and grabs it, before flinging it across the room!! Batista then turns around, and SLAMS his fist against the back wall, putting A HOLE IN THE WALL!! Batista steams with intensity … before he drops his head again … and shakes it dejectedly.


***


*Backstage - Interview Area*

Microphone in hand, Todd Grisham stands by … with Angelina Williams and the Intercontinental Champion, John Bradshaw Layfield, who’s dressed in his usual entrance attire, white cowboy hat and sweat outfit, title belt on his shoulder, ready for his match which is happening in just a few moments. The crowd fiercely boos JBL, who looks rather upset already.

Todd Grisham:
Mr. Layfield, in just a couple of minutes, you will be defending your Intercontinental Title against Charlie Haas, a man that made you tap out just a couple of weeks ago, and defeated you--

John Bradshaw Layfield:
Shut up, son. Nobody makes me do anything; I’m rich, so I do what I want. For Charlie Haas, the moment of truth is here. That snot-nosed punk has been walking around this place like he has balls made of gold just because he got lucky against me a few weeks ago. The bad news for him tonight is the only luck he’ll have is if he lasts more than three damn seconds in the ring with me.

~ Layfield wipes his mouth furiously.

John Bradshaw Layfield:
I am through playing games; I am a former WWE Champion, one of the only Grand Slam Champions in WWE HISTORY, and this belt, right here on my shoulder, means that I am the Intercontinental Champion, the greatest in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment!
I don’t take too well to being embarrassed, and I don’t take well to boring punks who think they belong in my league. Tonight, I will not only defeat Charlie Haas, I will destroy him! I will send him back into the disgusting hole that he came out of, and send him back to mediocrity, where he belongs. Get your cameras ready, and be ready to take your pictures quickly … very quickly … this’ll only take about a minute.

~ JBL storms off, and Angelina follows, as Grisham looks on.


***


***PAY THE PRICE***

A respectable pop fills the arena as
CHARLIE HAAS steps out onto the stage, dawned in his white and blue ring attire & hoodie (see: match banner). Haas shakes himself loose, and continues on down to the ring, looking extremely focused.


Lillian Garcia:
The following contest is scheduled for one fall, and it is for the INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP!! (Crowd pops) Introducing first … the challenger … Edmond, Oklahoma … weighing in at 230 pounds … CHARLIE HAAS!!


Haas steps into the ring, and continues to warm up, trotting backwards around the ring, before he stops and begins to shadow wrestle a bit, his body a bottle of nerves and anticipation it would seem.


Jim Ross:
It’s been in a long road for Charlie Haas. It seemed to many, including himself, that, after a hot couple of months, he had dropped back down to the pack. But after a bit of a wakeup call from Kurt Angle, Haas is more focused than he has EVER been, and he has the Intercontinental Championship in his sights.

Tully Blanchard:
It’s in his sights, but if he wants to win it, he’s gonna have to take Bradshaw to the canvas, wrestle with him and look for that Haas of Pain. If he can make this a ‘catch-as-catch-can’ affair, he can win this thing, and leave with his first major singles championship here in the WWE.


***LONGHORN***

The crowd lets out a tremendous amount of heat as the trademark limo of one of the most hated men on the roster enters the arena. It soon stops and the driver gets out, runs to the back, opens the door, and out steps
Angelina Williams, and her boss, the Intercontinental Champion JOHN BRADSHAW LAYFIELD.


Lillian Garcia:
And his opponent … from New York City … weighing in tonight at 295 pounds … he is the Intercontinental Champiooooooon, JOHN BRADSHAW LAYFIELD!!


The crowd boos and Haas watches as JBL Texas Two-Steps his way down to the ring, before he climbs the steps, smirk on his face.


Jim Ross:
A former WWE Champion, and one of the very few Grand Slam Champions in WWE history, John Bradshaw Layfield faces a unique challenger here in Charlie Haas, one of the best mat wrestlers in the business. Tully, we know what Haas needs to do, wrestle. What does JBL need to do to leave with the Intercontinental Championship tonight when he heads back to New York City?

Tully Blanchard:
He has the tendency to get arrogant and let his opponents get confidence, but he’s got to stay focused and keep vertical. JBL’s got strong hands and fists; that’s his strength. He needs to stay off of the mat with young Charlie Haas, and make sure Haas doesn’t build up any more confidence.


Layfield enters the ring, while Angelina stays on the outside, and the referee gives the champion and challenger their instructions, as Bradshaw takes his belt off and hands the Intercontinental Title to the ref.
JBL watches Haas’ face with a smirk, but Haas seems to be in a zone, unshaken by the big-time atmosphere tonight. The ref raises the IC Title in the air to a nice pop, as both champion and challenger walk over to their respective corners…


*Bell rings*



Intercontinental Championship Match:
John Bradshaw Layfield w/Angelina
defends against Charlie Haas

Layfield and Haas come out of their respective corners, each man looking quite determined to pick up the duke. Haas is more animated than Layfield, bouncing up and down in the ring with anticipation. JBL, on the other hand, is less lively, though his focus is cshown through his intense stare. Layfield and Haas meet up in the center of the ring, and engage in a collar-and-elbow tie-up.

The two stars struggle for position and leverage, and eventually … it’s the bigger Layfield who wins out, pushing Haas back towards the corner. The two continue to joust in the corner, until the referee finally attempts to step in between the two superstars. The ref tries to separate the two stars and, to the surprise of many, JBL gives him a clean break, backing away from the corner, hands up, smiling. Layfield retreats to the middle of the ring and simply waits for his opponent. Haas doesn’t take his eyes off of Bradshaw as he walks out of the corner, shaking his hands loose.

The number one contender and the Intercontinental Champion measure each other up once more, before they engage in another collar-and-elbow tie-up. Haas and Layfield once more wrangle for position, and just like the first time, it’s the strong Bradshaw who gains the advantage, once more backing the smaller Haas into the corner. The ref gets in between the two superstars and quickly separates them again, but unlike the first time, JBL doesn’t give a clean break, and instead, SLAPS HAAS RIGHT ACROSS THE FACE!!

The crowd gasps in shock, as Layfield quickly backs up toward the center of the ring, and yells “YOU AIN’T IN MY LEAGUE!”.
Haas rubs the side of his face with a scowl, before he turns his attention towards JBL. The two stars move toward the center of the ring, and looks ready to lock up with another collar-and-elbow -- but Haas quickly ducks under the arm of Bradshaw, and wraps his arms around the native Texan’s waist. Layfield struggles to get free from Haas’ tight grip, but Haas will have none of it, quickly lifting Layfield up before he slams him on the canvas, keeping his grip on Layfield’s midriff! Bradshaw attempts to get away, but Haas quickly floats over, applying a front chancery on the IC Champion. The former World’s Greatest Tag Team member then brings Layfield back up to his feet, hold still in tact, before he quickly changes grips, and arm drags Bradshaw over! JBL gets up, furious, and charges ahead, but Haas quickly takes him down with another arm drag! Layfield tries to get up fast again, but falls back on his ass, woozy.

The crowd laughs and soon pops, as Haas bounces up and down in the ring, cooking now, as JBL angrily glares at his challenger from his … compromising position. Layfield gets back up to his feet, hands up, looking to fight, as he knows full well that he can’t possibly outwrestle Haas. Layfield moves toward Haas and throws a stiff right hand, but Haas simply moves his head to the left, and almost playfully slaps Bradshaw’s hand away! JBL throws a left, and Haas simply does the inverse! Layfield wears a scowl, while the crowd continues to cheer Haas on for humiliating Bradshaw.

JBL lets out a smile of his own, and turns his back to Haas … before he quickly turns around, and throws a BIG BOOT -- but Haas sidesteps him, gets behind Bradshaw, grabs both legs and trips him down to the canvas! Haas then looks to apply the HAAS OF PAIN-

-but Layfield quickly scrambles, grabs the bottom rope, and yanks himself to get the hell out of the attempted deadly submission hold. Layfield tries to catch himself a breather, as Haas turns and walks toward the opposite side of the ring. That walk soon turns into a full sprint, as Haas hits the ropes, before he DIVES BETWEEN THE ROPES, DRILLING LAYFIELD WITH A SUICIDE DIVE!!!

The crowd roars as both Haas and Bradshaw lay out on the floor, with Angelina attempting to revive the Intercontinental Champion. Eventually, Haas gets back up to his feet and brings Bradshaw with him, but JBL uses what strength he has left to shove Haas away. The move doesn’t do much to ward off Haas … but does give Bradshaw enough time to GRAB ANGELINA & USE HER AS A HUMAN SHIELD!!!

Haas growls with frustration, as JBL positions Angelina in front of him, and the second he gets a clean shot, he takes it, popping Haas in the mouth with a hard right hand!! Angelina looks at her boss with a bit of disgust, as Layfield shrugs his shoulders, not giving a shit. The former amateur wrestler holds his jaw in pain, only to be kneed in the gut by Bradshaw, and tossed back into the ring.

Haas rolls over onto his stomach, and attempts to get back up, but Layfield follows in, and stomps him on the back, sending him down to the canvas again. JBL delivers another hard stomp to Haas’ back, before he turns him around, and mounts him. Layfield looks at the crowd with disgust, before he begins to drill the challenger with hard right hands to the face over and over again, totaling about seven in all, before he’s forced to get off by the referee. Bradshaw gets up and adjusts his trunks with a slight smirk, before he grabs Haas by his hair, and brings him back up to his feet. Layfield scoops his opponent up, and slams him to the canvas with a body slam. JBL gets back up to his feet, before dropping down on the chest of Haas with a hard elbow! Bradshaw gets back up quickly, delivers another hard elbow, before he gets up again, and slams into Haas’ chest with a third and final elbow drop!

The crowd rains down heat on the fiercely competitive JBL, who’s offense shows no real strategy or psychology, merely looking to maim his opponent … which is pretty sound strategy in itself. Layfield lifts Haas up and tosses him into the ropes with an Irish whip. He comes back, and is drilled in the face by a BIG BOOT! Haas doesn’t fall backward, but instead, crumples down to the canvas, seemingly out of it. Layfield smirks as he grabs the lifeless Haas and tucks him between his legs, looking to put this thing away. Layfield pretends to have a cigar in his mouth and puts it out on the back of Haas, before lifting the challenger up in position for a POWERBOMB -- but Haas COUNTERS, wriggling his legs free, and lands on his feet in front of Bradshaw!

Shocked, Layfield throws a clothesline, but Haas ducks it, hits the ropes, comes back and takes JBL down with a clothesline! Layfield gets back up, and Haas takes him down with another clothesline, getting a nice pop from this crowd. Bradshaw staggers up to his feet a third time, much slower, however, and Haas takes advantage, wrapping his arms around JBL, before he pops his hips and drills him with a belly to belly suplex!! Haas quickly crawls over to Layfield and covers him, hooking the far leg.

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…NO!

Layfield kicks out of the first cover of this match. Haas stays on the attack and lifts Bradshaw up to his feet, before he goes to shoot him off of the ropes. Layfield counters the Irish whip though, and send Haas in. Haas comes back, and throws a clothesline, but JBL ducks it, kicks him in the gut, and then PLANTS HIM WITH A SWINGING NECKBREAKER!! JBL knows it’s no time to rest, gets up, quickly grabs Haas, and tosses him out of the ring! Layfield takes a couple of deep breaths, gathering himself, before he follows Haas to the outside of the ring. Layfield drags Haas up, with one hand on his tights, the other on his hair, AND TOSSES HAAS HEAD-FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS!! The ref counts as JBL continues the assault, delivering a couple of nasty stomps to the head and chest of Haas.

Layfield then quickly rolls in and rolls out, breaking the count. Bradshaw grabs Haas, grabs his hand and then uses the Irish whip to sling him into the STEEL RING POST!! Haas’ shoulder and the side of his head hit the steel and he falls down to the floor! The crowd furiously boos the vicious JBL, who does nothing but stay on the attack. He grabs Haas and rolls him into the ring, before he follows himself, goes for the cover, forearm across the face.

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Haas manages to get a shoulder up, but Layfield is not deterred, lifting Haas up, before he shoots him into the corner. Bradshaw follows him in and begins to pelt the Seton Hall alumnus with hard right hands! Haas eventually falls down to the bottom turnbuckle, but Layfield’s attack doesn’t cease, as he continues to lace Haas with hard rights! The referee eventually reaches a five count, and Layfield must break. He does so with a scowl, before he drags Haas out of the corner by his foot, before he covers him once more.

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Haas kicks out again, and this time, Layfield’s face does show a bit of frustration. Bradshaw gets back up to his feet, dragging Haas up with him. Layfield holds Haas by his right arm, before SLAMMING his right arm across Haas throat with a clothesline, short-arm variation! He drags Haas back up, and does it AGAIN…AND THEN ONE MORE TIME!!! Haas falls down to the canvas as Ross talks about sickening sound that Layfield’s arm made against his throat. JBL drops down and covers Haas, this time hooking the far leg.

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Haas refuses to stay down, as the crowd pops huge for the gutsy superstar. Layfield gets up, and angrily glares around the arena, before he lifts Haas back up to a vertical base. JBL then lifts him up into his arms, possibly looking for the LAST CALL, but once Layfield lifts him upward, Haas counters, wraps his arms around his head before PLANTING HIM WITH A DDT!!

New Jersey comes alive as both Haas and JBL lay out on the canvas. The referee stares down at both downed superstars before he begins his ten knockdown count…

ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR… FIVE… {Both stars get up onto their hands and knees}… SIX… SEVEN…

The crowd cheers as both men get up and we’re back to phase one with this evened up again. JBL throws a right, but Haas blocks it and hits a right of his own, then two more, before he shoots Layfield into the ropes. JBL comes back, and Haas takes him up & over with a back body drop! Layfield gets back up, and Haas takes him down with a clothesline! JBL gets back up more gingerly this time, and throws a wild right hand, which Haas ducks.
Haas then goes under Layfield’s arm, grabs him, lifts him up and plants him with a back body drop! The challenger doesn’t yield on the attack, bringing JBL back up. Haas shoots him off the ropes once more, and once he comes back, he plants him with an EXPLODER SUPLEX!!

The crowd cheers as Haas looks ready to put this thing away, stepping out onto the apron, and begins to climb the turnbuckle. Haas gets to the top just as Layfield gets back up into the ring. Charlie then steadies himself, before he LEAPS OFF -- LOOKING FOR A CROSS BODY - BUT LAYFIELD DUCKS, AND HAAS CRASHES AND BURNS!!!

JBL waits on the challenger, as Haas gets up holding his stomach. Layfield then shoots off of the ropes, AND GOES FOR THE CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL -- BUT HAAS DUCKS, grabs Bradshaw from behind … and takes him over, PLANTING HIM WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX WITH A BRIDGE!!!

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JBL BARELY KICKS OUT!!!

The crowd responds with a resounding sigh of disappointment, as Haas with moments away from the Intercontinental Title. Haas gets up, and walks towards the legs of Layfield, before LOOKING FOR THE HAAS OF PAIN!! Sensing the match slipping away, Angelina Williams jumps on the apron and begins yelling at the referee, who soon turns toward her, and tells her to get down. Inside the ring, HAAS LOCKS IN THE HOLD, and within seconds, JBL TAPS OUT!!


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The referee doesn’t see a damn thing, however, too busy with Angelina.

Haas lets go of the hold, and walks towards Williams, moving the referee out of the way. Haas and Angelina get into it verbally, as Layfield gets back up to his feet. JBL shakes his legs loose and then charges at Haas -- but CHARLIE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY, AND JBL CRASHES INTO ANGELINA!!!

Williams falls down on her ass off of the apron, as inside…
…HAAS ROLLS JBL UP IN A SCHOOL BOY!!!

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JBL BARELY KICKS OUT AGAIN!!!

Haas is clearly disappointed and frustrated, but still manages to meet JBL as they both rise up to their feet. JBL throws a right hand, but Haas ducks it, applies a waist lock…and then PLANTS JBL WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX…but doesn’t let go!!

The crowd cheers, as Haas takes a page out of the Angle/Benoit playbook. Haas brings him back up, AND HITS A SECOND GERMAN!! Haas brings him back up a third time, but JBL grabs the top rope, refusing to go over! Haas struggles, but gives up, and hammer away on the back of Layfield!! Haas then turns and shoots off of the ropes. JBL turns around and charges as well!! The two meet in the middle of the ring, but Layfield, surprisingly, is the first to react, as he ducks Haas’ clothesline. The two hit the ropes again, meet in the ring again, too…

…CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL!!!!!!

Layfield damn near takes Haas’ head off, but doesn’t take a second to gloat, immediately going for the cover, tightly hooking the far leg!!

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Winner - and STILL Intercontinental Champion -- JOHN BRADSHAW LAYFIELD @ 10:08.

The crowd boos Bradshaw, as he barely escapes with the win and his championship here tonight. Layfield gets up to his feet and has his arm raised, as Angelina limps toward the announce table and grabs the Intercontinental Championship, before bringing it over to JBL.

Jim Ross:
JBL SURVIVES, JBL ESCAPES with the Intercontinental Championship! My God, what an effort from Charlie Haas.

Tully Blanchard:
Escaped is right, Jim. Haas had this match up won on several occasions, especially when he locked in the Haas of Pain, which we said he needed to in order to win, but it just wasn’t to be, and now you‘ve got to wonder, where does Haas go from here? He gave it his all, but he just wasn’t able to get it done.

Jim Ross:
Well, Haas has got to make another go at singles gold, he’s obviously got the skill … I just hope this loss doesn’t affect his self-confidence that he’s worked so hard to get back in recent weeks.

While Layfield and Angelina head back up the entrance ramp, Haas gets up in the ring and finds himself on the receiving end of a nice bit of applause from the sold-out crowd. Haas doesn’t fully appreciate it, however, still quite upset with the way this match up panned out for him.


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*Backstage - The Rock’s Locker Room*

Dressed to compete with a ‘Just Bring It’ T-Shirt on top and his shades on, ‘The Great One’ The Rock warms up in his locker room, looking as focused as he did two days ago on SD when he delivered his intense promo. Rocky shakes his arms loose, takes his shades off, and looks around, taking it all in, before he puts his sunglasses back on, and continues to warm up, huge World Title Match tonight.


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*Backstage - Interview Area*

Josh Matthews stands by, microphone in hand.

Josh Matthews:
Ladies and gentlemen, my guest at this time, he is the sixteen-time world champion, Mr. Money in the Bank, ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair!

~ The crowd lets out a strong ovation, as Ric Flair steps into screenshot, dressed in his red robe, smile on his face, and MITB briefcase in his hand.

Josh Matthews:
Ric Flair, tonight you put the Money in the Bank contract that you won at WrestleMania 23 on the line against the man that you have managed and the man that you have mentored, Dave Batista. Will any of that play a factor in how you approach this match up in just a few moments?

~ Naitch lets out a smile.

Ric Flair:
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

~ WOOOOOO!!!

Ric Flair:
It feels good to be back at SummerSlam, one of the big money events, against one of the big money players, my boy, Big Dave! Now, will it affect me that I’m wrestling against Batista!? Let me tell you something. Batista is not just someone that I’ve mentored, not just someone that I’ve managed, I LOVE Big Dave! I love him like a son! Just like one of my own, one of my kids! I have watched this man grow up in this sport, from a kid that knew nothing about this business, to now, the single most dominant wrestler in the free world today!!

~ Boos for Big Dave, but WOOS for The Nature Boy.

Ric Flair:
Onto the match. Hell, we all know … that on paper, Big Dave should wipe the floor with me!! 20 years younger, six foot six, three hundred someodd pounds, OF ALL MUSCLE!! The man is a bona fide killer!! He’s beaten everybody that they put in front of him! The most dominant World Heavyweight Champion of all-time.

BUT!

Heh, BUT - I’m gonna go down to that ring in front of 15,000 fans … looking as only I can look!! Stylin’ and WOOOOO, profilin’!! And I’m gonna give my friend each and every thing that - I’ve - GOT!! GONNA GIVE IT MY ALL!! Chops, rights, lefts - MY GOD, THE FIGHT OF A LIFETIME!!! Diamonds are forever, and so is Ric Flair!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

~ The crowd WOOOS along as Flair lets out a smile and heads off camera, while Matthews looks on.


***


Tony Chimel:
The following contest is scheduled for one fall … and it is for the Money in the Bank contract!!


***I WALK ALONE***

‘The Animal’ Dave
BATISTA steps out onto the SummerSlam stage, being drenched in heat by the sold-out crowd. Big Dave wears his usual wrestling gear, and angry scowl (though there seems to be a bit more there tonight), as he sets off his tremendous amount of pyro, before continuing on down to the ring.

Tony Chimel:
Introducing first … from Washington, D.C, weighing in at 295 pounds … “THE ANIMAL” BAAAAAATISTAAAA!!!!


Batista steps into the ring, and walks to the corner, before climbing aboard the turnbuckle, and flexes for the crowd, who continue to boo him. Batista then climbs down from the turnbuckle, and looks out to the crowd, but doesn’t really seem to be staring at anything particular as he seems be out in space a bit.


Joey Styles:
Quite possibly, the most dominant World Heavyweight Champion in the history of SmackDown. We’ve heard that from The Nature Boy himself, but here tonight, Big Dave has to go one on one with the man that trained him in this business, showed him the ropes, Ric Flair.

Tazz:
Batista had to beat down Triple H in 2005, but he’s probably closer to Flair than he was with Hunter, hell, he’s probably closer to Naitch than he’s been with many members of his family. I don’t know if he can; but he HAS to if he wants another shot at the World Heavyweight Title.

Michael Cole:
Flair, on the other hand, has shown that he’s willing to break the rules to get under Batista’s skin, we saw that this past Friday.


***ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA***

The Continental Airlines Arena erupts into cheers and “WOOOs” as ‘The Nature Boy’
RIC FLAIR steps out onto the stage, looking as confident as always. Flair offers his hand to one of the fans, but pulls it back and runs it through his hair with a smile. Big Dave watches on, as the legendary Money in the Bank contract holder makes his way down to the ring.


Tony Chimel:
And his opponent … from Charlotte, North Carolina, weighing in at 250 pounds … Mr. Money in the Bank … “THE NATURE BOY” RIC FLAIR!!!!


Flair climbs the steel steps, and then makes the referee open the ropes for him, before he climbs in between. Slick Ric steps into the middle of the ring and twirls while the crowd continues to cheer him on. Batista turns to face his mentor, and watches … and watches … and watches some more.


Michael Cole:
He is perhaps the greatest wrestler in the history of this business, but can he defeat what many consider to be the top wrestler in the sport right now?

Joey Styles:
I don’t think many people picked Ric Flair, at almost 60 years of age, to win the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, but that’s exactly what he did, defeating FIVE wrestlers HALF his age!! It’s never safe to bet against Ric Flair.

Tazz:
That’s all fine and good. But you heard what Flair said; Batista is a monster. We’ve seen him completely destroy wrestlers in the prime of their careers! Does Naitch stand a chance?


Flair takes off his robe, and has some jobber at ringside take it, before he takes the briefcase and hands it to the referee. The eyes of The Animal follow the MITB briefcase, but soon return to his mentor, who grabs the top rope and uses them to stretch himself out. Flair then stops and has a look at Big Dave, and lets out a bit of a smirk, but Batista doesn’t return it…


*Bell Rings*



Money in the Bank Contract on the Line:
‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair
defends against’ ‘The Animal’ Batista

The Nature Boy and The Animal stare at each other as they move closer to the center of the ring, and then begin to circle one another. Suddenly, Flair stops, and extends his hand to his protégé. Batista nods a bit, and then goes to accept the handshake … but Naitch pulls it back, and then runs his hands through his hair, receiving a huge pop from the sold-out crowd! Big Dave watches with a scowl, as the Nature Boy begins to Flair Strut around the ring, getting a resounding ‘WOOO’ from the audience.

The two friends begin to circle one another once more, and then lock up with a collar and elbow tie up in the middle of the ring. Flair and Batista struggle for position for a bit, but it’s only a matter of time before the raw strength and power of The Animal wins out, and he SHOVES the sixteen time world champion to the ground!! The crowd boos, as Big Dave flexes a bit, and Naitch looks up at him with a bit of shock.

Flair gets back up to his feet, and the two stars circle each other once more. Big Dave and Naitch go to lock up once more, but as soon as they make contact, Flair goes behind, wrapping his arms around the waist of Batista. Slick Ric then drops down, grabs a hold of Batista’s legs, and pulls him down to the canvas, face first! Naitch then floats over, and goes to apply a front chancery … but the strength of Batista is gonna be on FULL display here tonight! Big Dave immediately muscles up to his feet, with Flair’s grip still intact, and then muscles Mr. Money in the Bank right back into the corner! The referee tries to pull Batista out of the corner, and Flair lets go of his grip, holding his hands up. Big Dave slowly begins to raise his head, eventually coming face to face with Flair, and Slick Ric shakes his head and yells, “IT’S PAY PER VIEW, BIG MAN!” before POKING BATISTA IN THE EYE!!

The crowd cheers and the ref reprimands The Nature Boy, as Flair quickly grabs a hurting Batista, and switches positions with him in the corner. Naitch then begins LIGHTING Big Dave up with knife edge chops -- one … after another … after another … after another, seven in all, getting a “WOOOOO” after each, before Flair struts around the ring to more cheers!! Flair then grabs the hand of Batista, and shoots him into the corner with an Irish whip! Naitch then charges in as well … but Batista drills him with a BOOT TO THE FACE, knocking The Nature Boy down to the canvas!

The dominant superstar blinks his eyes rapidly, trying to regain his sight after the poke, before he grabs a hold of Flair, and brings him back up to his feet. The Animal angrily tosses Naitch into the corner with authority, before he pops him with a right hand! But Flair immediately responds with a hard knife edged chop! Batista fires back with a right hand … and then another, before going low with a knee, not giving Flair a chance to respond again! The Animal then ducks down, and begins PLOWING into his mentor with hard shoulder thrusts, over, and over, and over again, completely taking the breath out of the MITB contract holder!

Batista backs out of the corner, and Naitch comes stumbling out, clearly in pain. The Animal doesn’t give him a chance to rest, however, quickly snatching him up, before he plants Flair into the canvas with a SIDEWALK SLAM!!! Batista then goes for the cover, hooking the near leg!

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Flair kicks out, still with plenty of fight left. Batista isn’t too deterred as he knows Flair isn’t in great shape atm, already clearly favoring his midsection in pain as he begins to stagger back up to his feet. Batista pops back up to his feet, and grabs Naitch by the hair, getting him the rest of the way up, before he Irish whips him into the ropes. Flair comes back, and The Animal takes him up and over with a back body drop!! Flair lands on his side in pain, before using the ropes to pull himself back up to a vertical base. Big Dave measures him up, and once Flair is all the way back up, Batista charges, and clotheslines Naitch over the top rope and to the outside! Flair smacks the floor on the outside, and the crowd boos, as Big Dave Batista begins to bounce up and down in the ring, showing that he’s more than 100% even after Flair’s earlier offense.

The referee begins to count, but that’s soon stopped, as Batista pushes him out the way and rolls to the outside of the ring. The Animal grabs Naitch, and lifts him back up, before he grabs him and looks right into his eyes. Batista says “It’s pay per view, Ric”, before ducking under, and SLAMMING Flair’s back up against the edge of the ring!!! “Oh, Goddamn it!!” yells Slick Ric, as he falls to his knees in excruciating pain. Friend or not, Batista doesn’t give him a chance to rest, lifting him up, and tosses him under the bottom rope and back into the ring. The Animal slides back in as well, and quickly covers Flair, forearm across his face.

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Flair kicks out again, and Batista gives the referee a bit of a look, before he lifts Naitch back up. Big Dave then takes his massive arms and WRAPS them around the midsection of the sixteen time world champion in a MASSIVE BEARHUG!!!

Flair lets out a scream of pain, as the intense and giant Animal looks to squeeze the life out of the greatest of all time. Soon enough, the crowd begins to cheer and stomp and just make lots of noise in general, looking to will The Nature Boy back into this contest, as he struggles to make any headway in this death grip of Batista. After several seconds though, Flair manages to pull his right hand back, and pop Batista on the top of his head! The crowd cheers, but it doesn’t seem to affect Batista too much … so Flair does it twice more, loosening his grip up a bit! Naitch then fires two more shots to Batista’s dome, and COMPLETELY breaks the grip of The Animal!

Flair doesn’t even get a chance to breath, before The Animal ducks down and delivers a hell of a right-handed shot to the stomach of Flair, keeling him over in immense pain!! Batista lets out a bit of a smirk, and then wraps his arms around Flair AGAIN!! The crowd groans, knowing full well that Naitch is in trouble, and Flair knows the same, which is why he doesn’t spend a split second more in the hold then he has to! Flair reaches down and begins DIGGING HIS HANDS INTO BATISTA’S EYES!!! Batista immediately lets go of Flair to tend to his eyes, while NJ raucously cheers for The Nature Boy.

As Batista furiously grabs his eyes, Flair attempts to regain his proper breathing, and once he does, he pops Batista with a right hand to the face! Then a knife edge chop! WOOO!

Right hand! Chop! WOOO!

Right! Chop! WOOO!

Right! Chop! WOOO!

Right! Chop! WOOO!

Flair then grabs Batista and shoots him into the ropes with an Irish whip. The Animal comes back and throws a wild clothesline, but Flair ducks it, gets behind Batista, and lifts The Animal up, before planting him with a BACK SUPLEX!! Flair then gets up, still favoring his back, and lets out another “WOOOO,” getting the same in response from the crowd.

The Nature Boy then walks over to the corner, and steps out onto the apron, before he begins to climb the turnbuckle. Once Flair makes it up to the top … Batista is ALREADY UP, and walks toward Flair, looking to TOSS HIM OFF - BUT NAITCH HITS HIM WITH A THUMB TO THE EYE!!! The audience explodes once more as Batista staggers back slightly, holding his face once again {his eyes are gonna be fucked after tonight}. Flair then steadies himself on the top turnbuckle, before he LEAPS OFF THE TOP ROPE, LOOKING FOR A CROSSBODY … AND HITS IT!!! It’s not pretty, but it manages to take The Animal down, and into the COVER!!

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BATISTA SITS UP … HOLDING NAITCH IN HIS ARMS!!!

The crowd gasps in awe of Batista’s incredible strength, and The Animal lets out a smirk, signifying that we’ve seen nothing yet. And we haven’t. Big Dave ducks his head down, and actually muscles Flair onto his shoulders! The crowd gasps again, as Batista gets UP TO HIS FEET, with The Nature Boy in a fireman’s carry position!! Big Dave lets out a roar … but Flair fights down off of his shoulders … AND TAKES BATISTA DOWN WITH A CHOP BLOCK!!!

The Animal holds his right leg in pain, as Naitch stumbles back up to his feet. Batista gets up to his feet as well, holding his leg … ONLY TO BE TAKEN DOWN AGAIN BY ANOTHER CHOP BLOCK!!!

Flair gets up to his feet, and looks around at the crowd, who continue to go wild for the G.O.A.T.. Naitch grabs a hold of Batista’s hurt right leg, lifts it up, and then drops an elbow drop on it!! Flair pops back up to his feet, and lets out a “WOOOOOOO!!!”, before looking to hook in the FIGURE FOUR LEG LOCK -- but Batista mans up, and uses his hurt leg to SHOVE FLAIR WITH AUTHORITY INTO THE CORNER!!!

The back of The Nature Boy hits the corner with tremendous force, and he staggers back out … before HE FLAIR FLOPS DOWN TO THE CANVAS … LANDING ON BATISTA’S GROIN!!!

The Continental Airlines Arena goes crazy, and so does Batista, though not nearly in the same way. Naitch staggers back up to his feet, and walks around to a corner, measures Batista up, and then comes out of it, leaps up, and DRILLS BATISTA WITH HIS PATENTED KNEE DROP!! “WOOO” rings all out throughout the arena, as Flair rolls through, back up to his feet, and once more, walks over to the feet of The Animal. Naitch yanks on that injured leg a couple of times, before GOING FOR THE FIGURE FOUR AGAIN … and this time … LOCKS IT IN!!!

THE ROOF COMES OFF THE BUILDING, as Batista writhes in pain on the canvas, flailing around. Naitch grits his teeth with intensity, as The Animal looks to be in a whole lot of trouble at the moment. The referee asks Batista if he wants to give up, but the prideful and tough former world champion refuses to give it up, yelling “NO!” with intensity. Eventually, Big Dave lays down, looking to alleviate just a bit of the pressure, shoulders flat on the canvas…

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Batista sits up, snarling in pain, and Flair yells at his protégé to “GIVE IT UP, BIG MAN”! Big Dave leans back again…

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The Animal sits up again, but this time, he brings his right hand up as well, moving it across his body, looking to reverse the hold! The crowd feverishly boos Batista as he calls on every massive muscle in his being to reverse the hold and turn this thing over, while Flair attempts to do much of the same the opposite way! Eventually, the raw power of Batista wins out … and HE REVERSES THE HOLD, PUTTING ALL THE PRESSURE ON FLAIR’S LEGS!!!

Smartly, The Dirtiest Player in the Game breaks the hold, and Batista holds his shot leg in pain.
Flair uses the ropes to pull himself back up to a vertical base, while “NATURE BOY” chants ring out all throughout the arena. Naitch looks down at Batista, wondering what the hell can he possibly do to Batista to put him away. Ric shakes his head, and grabs Batista, lifting him up to his feet, before he gets him into position for a vertical suplex. Naitch grabs Batista’s tights, and looks to take him over -- but The Animal blocks it, breaks Flair’s grip, and then simply SHOVES Flair away from him!!

Batista backs up against the ropes, using them to support his weary and injured frame, while The Nature Boy gets back up to his feet. Flair stays on the attack, coming right back for Batista … BUT THE ANIMAL CHARGES FORWARD, AND SPEARS FLAIR IN HALF!!!
With the crowd booing, Batista holds his leg in pain for a bit, before basically lying across Flair.

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THRE-- NO!

FLAIR GETS A SHOULDER UP!!!

Batista covers his face with his hands, distraught, disappointed, pissed off, while the fans express the exact opposite emotion, cheering rabidly for The Nature Boy. Batista gets up to his feet, hobbling, but he soon grabs a hold of Flair as well, bringing him up. The Animal grabs a hold of Naitch’s arm, and then Irish whips him into the corner. Batista then charges in after him, but Flair gets his boot up, and drives it into the face of Batista, backing him up!! Flair looks to capitalize, charging out of the corner -- BUT RIGHT INTO THE DEVASTATING SPINEBUSTER!!!!

Boy, oh boy, that spine buster silences the crowd, and for the first time, awakens Batista’s trademark violent intensity, as he lets out a LOUD roar, and pounds on his chest with volatility. Batista continues to shake his leg loose, as he stares down at the Nature Boy. Big Dave takes a look at the crowd, and gives them the double “thumbs down”, before gabbing Flair, bringing him back up to his feet, and then tucks him in between his legs. Batista goes to lift him up -- but just like at SummerSlam one year ago -- his opponent COUNTERS, TRIPPING HIM UP, AND THEN GOES FOR A JACKKNIFE COVER!!

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BATISTA BARELY KICKS OUT!!!

The crowd groans in disappointment, and The Animal’s eyes are as wide as can be, as he gets back up to his feet, shocked that he was almost caught. Naitch gets up as well, and CHARGES AT BATISTA -- ONLY TO GET PLANTED WITH A SECOND SPINEBUSTER!!!

The audience once more lets out a plethora of boos, and this time, Batista wastes no time in lifting Flair up and tucking him between his legs, once more ready to hit the Demon Bomb for the first time. While the crowd chants for The Nature Boy, Big Dave takes a deep breath, AND LIFTS FLAIR UP … BEFORE PLANTING HIM WITH THE DEMON BOMB!!! Slick Ric lays out cold, as Batista covers him, hooking the far leg.

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Winner - AND NEW HOLDER OF THE MONEY IN THE BANK CONTRACT - BATISTA via pinfall @ 12:30.

The audience reacts disappointedly, booing as Batista gets up to his feet, still favoring his leg. The Animal is handed the MITB briefcase, and simply glares at it before he looks back at The Nature Boy and lets out a sigh of … relief?

Joey Styles:
Ric Flair put up a Herculean effort here tonight, but it just wasn’t enough to beat Batista, who was we thought he would be, a complete monster, a complete Animal, a man who is now … the new Mr. Money in the Bank!!

Tazz:
I thought Flair might have had it when he locked in that Figure Four. Big Dave looked like he was ready to give up on several occasions, but hey, he showed why he might be the best in the business, fought out of it, hit a couple of spine busters, Demon Bomb, and it’s over.

Michael Cole:
Ric Flair has absolutely nothing to be ashamed of though here tonight!! He went toe to toe with a man that people fear, and it almost came out to win. My hat goes off to one of the best in the business.

Flair makes it back up to his feet and stares at his protégé, the man who just took his guaranteed World Title Match. Slick Ric then nods his head a bit, and extends his hand to Big Dave. Batista accepts the handshake, and then the two embrace in the middle of the ring, while the crowd gives strong applause for the two stars. The two stars then leave the ring and head back up the ramp … Batista shaking his head in disgust.


***



*Backstage - Hallway*

Charlie Haas walks down a hallway, looking a bit dejected, after his loss here tonight against JBL. Haas shakes his head, before he looks up, and a smile comes across his face. The camera pans over … to show the WWE Tag Team Champions The Carolina Connection talking strategy. Shelton Benjamin and Gregory Helms notice that they’re being watched, and look over, as Haas walks toward them…

Charlie Haas:
What’s goin’ on, man?

~ Haas and Benjamin … let out smiles, shake hands, and embrace. However, Haas barely acknowledges his longtime partner’s new partner, but does give Helms a little unenthusiastic nod, which Helms returns with a bit of a scowl.

Shelton Benjamin:
Nothin’ much.

~ Haas slaps Benji on the shoulder.

Charlie Haas:
Big match tonight, right? Good luck.

Shelton Benjamin:
Yea--

Gregory Helms:
Yeah, good luck to you in your match, too … or did that match happen already?

~ Haas’ face scrunches a bit.

Charlie Haas:
Yeah, it happened already.

Gregory Helms:
Oh. Did you win or lose?

~ Benjamin somewhat turns away, as the look Haas shoots Helms is one that could kill. Gregory slaps himself in the head.

Gregory Helms:
Sorry again. Kind of a stupid question, right? I mean, you don’t have the belt with you. That must mean you were the loser. That’s gotta suck.

~ Helms lets out a smirk, as Haas has a hard time containing his anger, with his frustration all over his face. Finally, after several tense moments, Benjamin speaks.

Shelton Benjamin:
Well, we’ll talk to you later. Got some strategy to discuss.

~ Haas and Benjamin shake hands again.

Gregory Helms:
Yeah … championship stuff. You remember that kinda stuff, right?

~ Helms slaps the embittered Haas on the shoulder, before heading off down the hallway. Shelton lets out a bit of a shrug, before he follows after his tag team partner, leaving Haas to stew.


***


*Backstage - Interview Area*

Maria stands by, ditsy smile on her face, microphone in hand.

Maria:
Hi, everyone! My guest at this time … ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels!

~ The crowd gives quite the mixed reaction, leaning towards heat, as Shawn Michaels steps into screenshot, dressed to compete in his black and white pants, while also wearing his HBK T-shirt and cowboy hat.

Maria:
Shawn, later on tonight, you take on RVD in the rubber match of your series. What are your thoughts heading into this match?

~ Michaels lets out a bit of a smile.

Shawn Michaels:
My thoughts are quite simple, Maria. Right here and now, I’m thinking … “What am I gonna get to eat in this dump after I beat that ECW chump!?”

~ Big heat from the crowd.

Shawn Michaels:
It’s all but a forgone conclusion. And no, not just because Rob Van Dam isn’t in HBK’s league, but it’s much more than that. When it comes to Shawn Michaels and SummerSlam, ‘ol HBK has a habit of righting wrongs.
WrestleMania 10, Shawn Michaels versus Razor Ramon for the Intercontinental Championship, The Showstopper made history. HBK competed in the first ever Ladder Match in WrestleMania history. And I’m still waiting on my royalties from Edge, The Hardys and everybody else who made a name for themselves following in HBK’s footsteps. But I digress. Despite a superhuman effort, I lost that Ladder Match.

~ Smart-ass pop from the crowd.

Shawn Michaels:
So what did I do? Five months later, I came back at SummerSlam and I beat him in a Ladder Match! Wrong … righted. Everybody remembers my “Comeback Tour” in 2002, when I was beaten and bloodied by good friend, Triple H. At least … I think we’re friends. First, Hunter loves me, then he hates me, then he loves me again, then we’re DX, then he moves to SmackDown, and we’re still DX, but not really. It gets hard to keep track of sometimes, ya know?

~ Michaels gives the camera a knowing look, before continuing.

Shawn Michaels:
But I digress. The point is, I answered that assault by beating Triple H in my first match in over four years. Where, might you ask? SummerSlam! Notice a pattern?

~ HBK looks at Maria, who stands blankly, before he turns back to the hard camera.

Shawn Michaels:
For you dense people listening, namely our lovely interviewer and my half-witted, herb-lovin’ opponent, I’ve got one more for ya. Last year, SummerSlam 2006, ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels righted ANOTHER wrong when I captured my first world championship in just about five years.
And now, after weeks of taking crap from Rob Van Dam week in and week out, here we are, SummerSlam 2007 … I wonder what’s gonna happen?

~ Michaels arrogantly taps his chin, looking into the air, feigning deep thought…

…before he turns back to the camera and lets out a grin, before walking off.


***


Lillian Garcia:
The following contest … is the SUMMER GAMES GAUNTLET MATCH, with the winner earning a future WWE Title Match!!

~ Crowd cheers

Lillian Garcia:
The match rules go as follows … two men will start the match off, and once one of those two men are eliminated by pin fall, submission, count out or disqualification, then the next man will come out. The process will continue until only one man is left standing and that man will be the new number one contender!


***NOW LISTEN***

The crowd boos as ‘The Shaman of Sexy’
JOHN MORRISON steps out onto the stage, with the evil but sexy Melina by his side. Wearing his white pants, shades and ridiculous/awesome looking coat, Morrison poses on the stage, in SLOW-MOTION~!, before continuing on down to the ring. Melina does her alluring entrance, while Morrison climbs the steels steps and enters the ring.


Lillian Garcia:
Introducing first … from The Palace of Wisdom … weighing in at 230 pounds … accompanied to the ring by MELINA … JOHN MORRISON!!


Morrison takes off his coat, and Melina summons some poor bastard to come and take it from him. The glamorous duo wait for whomever their first opponent may be.


Jim Ross:
Since returning to the WWE as John Morrison, this kid has definitely tried to make an impact here in the WWE. He beat the twenty-one year old Ken Doane at Vengeance, then beat Sabu the next night, and then gave Edge a run for his money the next week. This kid can go places, starting tonight.

Tully Blanchard:
He’s got what a lot of the stars of this business had and continue to have: confidence. He’s definitely got that in spades. Combine that with his athletic talent inside the ring, and it wouldn’t be that shocking to see him win this thing. Though starting off from the one spot in a gauntlet match is a tall order.


***OUT OF MY WAY***

New Jersey gives a nice pop as the 21-year old phenom
KEN DOANE steps out onto the stage, dawned in his black headband and black wrestling attire. Doane continues on down to the ring, while Melina and Morrison watch with scowls.


Lillian Garcia:
And entering second … from Worchester, Massachusetts … weighing in at 235 pounds … KEN DOANE!!


Doane steps into the ring, and almost immediately, as Melina leaves the ring, Doane and Morrison get face to face with one another, no love lost between them.


Jim Ross:
Speaking of impressive wins, nobody got into this gauntlet more impressively than Doane. He managed to beat the former WWE Champion and current Intercontinental Champion JBL to get into this match up! Easily the biggest upset of the qualifying matches.

Tully Blanchard:
Just like Morrison, Doane’s got lots of confidence and lots of talent. And also like Morrison, he’s not starting from a premier spot here tonight. Morrison and Doane kicking this thing off.


*Bell Rings*



Summer Games Gauntlet; #1 Contender’s Match:
Kurt Angle
vs. Ken Doane vs. John Morrison vs. MVP vs. Carlito vs. Umaga

The two young superstars, Doane and Morrison, lock up in a collar and elbow tie up to kick things off, before Doane quickly goes behind. Morrison doesn’t stay in the precarious position for long, as he drills Doane in the face with a couple of hard back elbows, knocking him backwards! The Guru of Greatness then grabs the hand of Doane and shoots him into the ropes. Kenny comes back, and Morrison looks to plant him with a hip toss - but Doane flips over and LANDS ON HIS FEET, BEFORE HE LEVELS MORRISON WITH A LARIAT!!!

That move wakes the crowd up, as the fans let out an ‘OH’ from the impact. Doane quickly drops down for the cover, looking to put this match away early, to quickly get to the next opponent.

…1…
… NO!

The Shaman of Sexy quickly kicks out, and Doane stays on the attack, bringing him back up to his feet. Doane Irish whips Morrison into the corner, before quickly following in, but Morrison leap frogs over the top of him! Doane quickly turns around to see Morrison with his back to him. Kenny charges, but the former Johnny Nitro quickly spins around, and DRILLS Doane with a kick to the face, knocking him down!!

Melina lets out an ear-piercing scream, as Morrison lifts Doane back up to his feet, and Irish whips him into the ropes. Doane comes back, and Morrison gets set too early. His former RKO Army teammate makes him pay, giving Morrison a scintillating kick to the face!!

Morrison’s head snaps up from the force, but Doane doesn’t stop, and grabs his hand, before shooting him off the ropes. The Monday Night Delight comes back, and Doane leaps up, taking him down with a PERFECT DROPKICK to the face!! The twenty-one year old phenom promptly crawls over and tops Morrison, hooking the far leg.

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…2…
… NO!

Morrison kicks out again. Doane lets out a sigh, but soon gets back up to his feet, dragging Morrison up with him. Doane grabs Morrison’s hand and goes to shoot him into the ropes, but The Shaman of Sexy counters the Irish whip, and sends the former IC Champion in. Morrison then follows in as well, and hits Doane with a HARD RUNNING KNEE LIFT to the gut!!

Doane lets out a loud groan as he keels over in the corner, using the ring ropes to hold himself up. Morrison stays on the attack, drilling his opponent with a couple of hard right hands, before he pulls him out of the corner, scoops Doane up, and then plants him with a body slam. The Guru of Greatness gives the crowd a bit of a sideways glance, before he drops down onto his hands, and drills Doane with his BREAKDANCE LEG DROP across his throat!! Morrison spends a second on his side, posing to a bit of heat, before he decides to cover Doane.

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…2…
… NO!

Doane kicks out, and Morrison furrows his brow in frustration, before he mounts his opponent and begins to rain down hard right hands on Doane’s face! The crowd boos the arrogant but talented superstar, as Doane attempts to cover up, but can’t manage to fend of Morrison’s fury. The referee finally counts to five, and The Shaman of Sexy is forced to release the hold. Melina yells at Morrison to stay on him, and that’s exactly what he does, grabbing Doane, and brings him back up to a vertical base.

The Monday Night Delight then grabs Doane around the neck, and motions to the crowd, which gets him booed. Morrison looks ready to hit the MOONLIGHT DRIVE -- but Doane breaks Morrison’s grip, and then delivers a hard roundhouse kick to his gut!! Doane then grabs Morrison, straightens him up, and drills him with a couple of hard forearm shots to the face. The crowd begins to get a bit behind Doane, as the young’un grabs Morrison’s hand, before shooting him into the ropes. Morrison comes back, avoids a clothesline from Doane, leaps onto the middle turnbuckle, AND THEN DRILLS DOANE WITH A SPRINGBOARD ENZIGUIRI!!!

The crowd ‘oohs’ and ‘ahs’ the move, as Morrison spins back up to his feet, running his hands through his hair with a cocky smirk. Melina lets out another one of her trademark screams, cheering on her man, as Morrison continues. The Guru of Greatness grabs Doane’s lifeless body and drags him toward the corner. Morrison then turns toward the corner, grabs a hold of the ropes on either side of the turnbuckle, and leaps up, GOING FOR A SPLIT-LEGGED CORKSCREW MOONSAULT -- BUT DOANE GETS HIS KNEES UP, DRIVING THEM INTO HIS GUT!!

The audience cheers Doane, as he pops up to his feet, and Morrison gets up to a vertical base as well, holding his stomach. Doane hits the ropes, and takes Morrison down with a clothesline! The Guru of Greatness gets back up, only to be taken down with another clothesline from the twenty-one year old! Morrison staggers up ever so slowly, but Doane doesn’t feel like waiting, dragging his rival up to his feet, and shoots him into the ropes with an Irish whip. Morrison comes back, and Doane takes him up and over with a back body drop, causing Morrison to do a complete 360 degree rotation in the air, landing on his stomach!!

Kenny quickly lifts Morrison back up to his feet, and drills The Shaman of Sexy with a couple of hard right forearms, before shooting him off the ropes once more. Morrison comes back, avoids a clothesline from Doane, hits the ropes once more, comes back again, AND DOANE PLANTS HIM WITH A POWERSLAM!!

The crowd cheers as Doane gets back up to his feet, and pumps his fist with intensity, and then points to the sky. The young phenom walks over to the corner, steps out onto the apron, and begins his ascent up the turnbuckles. Once he reaches the top, Doane gets set … but is soon distracted, AS MELINA JUMPS ONTO THE APRON!

Before the devilish diva can do anything, however, Doane quickly eyes her up, backing her down off the apron with a scowl … but Morrison is up to his feet! Morrison charges ahead, but Doane spots him coming, and LEAPS OFF THE TOP, RIGHT OVER HIM!!

Morrison turns around, and is kicked in the gut by Doane, who then goes for a DDT -- but Morrison spins out of it, and throws a clothesline -- but Doane avoids it … only to have MELINA GRAB HIS BOOT!! As quickly as she did it, Melina lets his boot go. Both Doane and the referee look at her, but the ref hasn’t see anything … and Doane doesn’t see Morrison drill him with a HARD SHOT to the back of the head!!

The Monday Night Delight quickly lifts Doane back up … AND PLANTS HIM INTO THE CANVAS WITH THE MOONLIGHT DRIVE!! The crowd boos wildly as Morrison covers Doane, hooking the far leg!

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… THREE!!!

ELIMINATED - Doane by Morrison @ 5:52

The crowd boos as Melina lets out another one of her ridiculously loud/annoying/high-pitched screams, as she and Morrison have just dicked Doane out of the Summer Games Gauntlet.

Jim Ross:
And Doane is eliminated!! That damn jezebel Melina has cost Ken Doane this match up and a potential shot at the WWE Title!

Tully Blanchard:
These two, Melina and Morrison, are gonna do whatever it takes to leave this building with a WWE Championship Match in their pocket.



***COOL***

The crowd lets out a strong ovation, as the third entrant,
CARLITO, steps out onto the stage, dressed in his usual purple trunks. Morrison watches, breathing somewhat hard, as Carly continues down to the ring.


Lillian Garcia:
From San Juan, Puerto Rico … weighing 220 pounds … CARRRLLLITOOO!!

Jim Ross:
This kid beat Randy Orton the night after Vengeance, he beat JBL at WrestleMania, and has taken Bradshaw to the absolute limit a couple of times, Carlito’s a proven commodity. He needs to take it to that next level tonight.


Carlito slides into the ring, as Morrison bounces up and down into the ring. Carly moves toward The Guru of Greatness, who simply backs up into the corner, and then ducks his head in between the ropes. The referee tells Carlito to get back, and that’s exactly what he does. Melina calls Morrison out of the ring, and Johnny exits … only to have Melina pull out a handkerchief, and begin to wipe the sweat off of Morrison’s forehead. The crowd boos the arrogance of the cocky couple, as Carlito shakes his head in the ring. The referee calls Morrison back in, but The Shaman of Sexy is in no rush to get back into the ring with a fresh Carlito, and instead, takes himself a walk around ringside.

Having had enough, Carly quickly leaves the ring, and looks to get Morrison, but the former Johnny Nitro quickly takes off around ringside. Carly pursues him, and Morrison slides into the ring. ‘Lito follows him in, and Morrison goes to sneak in a right hand, but Carlito blocks it, and fires off a right of his own. Caribbean Cool follows that up with a couple of left-handed shots, backing Morrison up into the corner and against the turnbuckle. Carlito then climbs onto the middle rope and begins to rain down right hands on Morrison’s face, as Melina watches in despair and the crowd counts along.

“ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT--”

The Shaman of Sexy interrupts the proceedings by grabbing the legs of Carlito, moving out of the corner, and then DROPS Carly face first onto the top turnbuckle!! Stunned, Carlito stumbles around for a bit, only to be planted with a NECKBREAKER from Morrison. The Guru of Greatness quickly turns over and covers Carlito, hooking the far leg.

…1…
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…2…
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…NO!

Carlito kicks out! Morrison sits up, frustrated, and brushes the hair out of his face, just missing the opportunity to put Carly away early. Morrison gets back up, before he repositions himself on the ground, and wraps his legs around the waist of Caribbean Cool, locking in a BODY SCISSORS.

The crowd boos the arrogant, but smart Morrison as he attempts to not only wear Carlito down with this submission hold, but level the difference in fatigue between him and his opponent. Melina lets out an ear-piercing scream, as Morrison attempts to squeeze the life out of Carlito’s back and abdomen with his powerful thighs. Carlito attempts to relieve the pressure on his body by flattening out, lying with his shoulders on the canvas.

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…2…
…NO!

Carlito pulls his upper body off of the canvas, but Morrison isn’t disheartened, continuing his assault with the hold. Carly begins to rock back and forth, attempting to ‘swing’ himself back up to his feet, while the Monday Night Delight does everything to keep him there. Caribbean Cool sits up on his backside, and Morrison does much of the same … which loosens his grip a bit … and Carly quickly turns over onto his knees, facing his opponent, and POPS Morrison with a left hand, knocking him down!

The crowd cheers as Carlito mounts Morrison and drills him with several hard left hands, before getting back up to his feet. Carly attempts to get his breathing back on the right track, before he grabs Morrison, brings the smug superstar back up to his feet, and then shoots him off of the ropes. The Guru of Greatness comes back, and manages to avoid Carlito’s attempt at a clothesline, but not a boot to the gut. With Morrison keeled over, Caribbean Cool hits the ropes and comes back, drilling him with a running knee lift! Morrison’s head snaps up, and Carlito hits the ropes, before taking him down with a hard left clothesline!

The Guru of Greatness staggers back up to his feet, but Carlito isn’t done, scooping him up, before he plants Morrison with a body slam. Carly then runs toward the ropes, leaps up onto the middle rope, and then flips off, DRILLING MORRISON WITH A TWISTING SENTON!!!

Caribbean Cool gets back up to his feet, receiving a rousing ovation, but Carlito isn’t done. He runs over to the opposite ropes, leaps onto the middle turnbuckle, AND GOES FOR A LIONSAULT -- BUT MORRISON GETS HIS KNEES UP, AND DRIVES THEM INTO THE GUT OF CARLITO!!!

Carlito holds his gut, which has already been worn down by the body scissors, as The Shaman of Sexy gets back up to his feet. Morrison then charges ahead, PLOWING HIS SHOULDER into Carlito’s gut, and backs him into the far corner with authority!! Carly continues to favor his midsection, while Morrison walks over to the opposite corner, quickly turns around, charges, AND LAYS INTO CARLITO’S GUT WITH A HARD RUNNING KNEE LIFT!!! Morrison backs up, allowing Carlito to stagger his way out of the corner, and then quickly rolls him up in a SMALL PACKAGE!

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…2…
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…NO!

Carlito kicks out!! The crowd pops for Caribbean Cool, as Morrison gets back up to his feet, frustrated. Breathing a bit heavier than ten minutes ago when this gauntlet started, Morrison drags Carlito back up to his feet, and shoots him into the corner again. The Guru of Greatness then charges in, looking for another shoulder … but Carlito moves out of the way!! Morrison stops his momentum before he hits the turnbuckle, but Carlito grabs him, looking for a back suplex, but Morrison LANDS ON HIS FEET! Morrison kicks Carlito in the gut, and then LOOKS FOR THE MOONLIGHT DRIVE -- BUT CARLITO GRABS ONTO THE TOP ROPE, CAUSING MORRISON TO SPLAT ON THE CANVAS!!

Carlito rests his back against the ropes, holding his stomach, as Morrison stumbles back up to his feet, clearly dazed. MELINA LEAPS UP ONTO THE APRON behind Carlito, and with the view obscured to the referee, Melina grabs Carly’s hair!! Morrison charges forward, looking for a hard shot … but Carly yanks Melina’s hands free, and DUCKS DOWN, CAUSING MORRISON TO BLAST HER IN THE FACE!!! ()

Melina falls off the apron, and the crowd erupts into cheers, while Morrison looks down at her in shock … but not for long, as Carlito grabs him by his shoulders, leaps up, AND DRILLS HIM WITH THE BACKSTABBER!!! Carlito then crawls over and covers him…

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…THREE!!!

ELIMINATED - Morrison by Carlito @ 5:15 (11:07)

The crowd pops as Carlito lets out a smile, getting back up to his feet, though he’s clearly favoring his midsection.

Jim Ross:
Live by the sword, die by the sword! Melina helped Morrison beat Doane, and now you could say that she cost him here against Carlito! Either way, The Guru of Greatness is out of here and headed back to the Palace of Wisdom!

Tully Blanchard:
All right, who’s up next here?



***I’M COMIN’***

Heat fills the arena, as the highest-paid rookie in WWE history,
MONTEL VONTAVIOUS PORTER, enters the arena, Luther Reigns and his Playgirls by his side. MVP poses and sets off an immense amount of pyro, before he takes off his chain, hands it to Layla, and continues on down to the ring.


Lillian Garcia:
From Miami, Florida … weighing in at 250 pounds … accompanied to the ring by Kelly, Layla, Brooke and Luther Reigns … MONTEL VONTAVIOUS PORTER - M - V - P!!

Tully Blanchard:
The trend of young upstarts continues here, J.R., and I think MVP has just as much, if not more, upside than anybody we’ve seen in this match so far. He’s got to prove it here tonight, and he needs to start by taking advantage of a weakened Carlito right here and now.


“Get right on it, ‘VP. Look at him. He can’t even stand up straight. Take it to the body, Montel.”

Those are the words from Luther Reigns to his boy, MVP, who slides into the ring. Carlito looks to catch Porter with an early left, but Porter easily avoids it, and drills Carly with a right knee right into his already weakened midsection! Porter then puts a left knee into Carlito’s gut … then a right … then a left … and then another right, as he uses his knees to back Carlito in the corner, and work him over. MVP then pulls Carly out of the corner, scoops him up and plants him with a body slam. Porter then covers him, hooking the far leg.

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…2…
…NO!

Carlito kicks out. Montel quickly grabs Carlito, brings him up to his feet, and then muscles him into the nearest corner. MVP then lowers the shoulder, and begins to plow into Carly … over … and over … and over … and over again with shoulder thrusts!! As Carly struggles to breath, Porter backs up with his hands up, drawing the referee with him. MVP and the referee get into a bit of a heated discussion, and while they do, LUTHER REIGNS leaps up onto the apron, winds up, and delivers a POWERFUL, stiff right hand right to the sternum of Carlito, which sends him down onto both knees!!

The crowd boos, as Reigns jumps down off of the apron, readjusting his suit. MVP moves the ref out of the way, grabs Carlito and brings him toward the center of the ring, and covers him once more.

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…2…
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…NO!

Caribbean Cool kicks out once more, and holds his midsection in pain. MVP shakes his head, a bit frustrated, as his Playgirls attempt to give him moral support at ringside. Montel lifts Carlito up, and puts him into position for a vertical suplex. MVP then lifts him up -- but Carly COUNTERS, going all the way over, and landing on his feet! Porter spins around, and Carlito quickly lights him up with a rapid succession of left hands, but MVP cuts him off with a boot to the gut!

MVP then grabs Carlito and shoots him into the corner. Porter charges in after him, but Carly gets both of his feet up, and drives them into the face of the oncoming superstar!! The crowd cheers as Porter stumbles backward, and Carlito turns around, quickly scaling to the top turnbuckle. MVP finally shakes off the blow, and looks up to see Carlito LEAPING OFF THE TOP, GOING FOR A MOONSAULT -- AND HITS IT!!!

The crowd roars, but Carlito can’t immediately go for the cover, holding his stomach in pain, though soon reaches over and grabs one of Porter’s legs for the cover.

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…2…
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…NO!

MVP kicks out! Carlito gets up to his feet, holding his stomach, which has been tormented, first by Morrison and now by MVP. Carly fights through it, reaching down, and brings MVP back up to a vertical base, back facing Carly. ‘Lito then grabs him by the shoulders -- LOOKING FOR THE BACKSTABBER -- but MVP quickly grabs a hold of the top rope! Frustrated, Carlito delivers a couple of clubbing shots to MVP’s back, breaking his grip. Carly then turns Porter around, and goes to shoot him into the ropes, but Montel counters the Irish whip, sending Carly in. Carlito hit’s the ropes, comes back, and Porter PLANTS HIM WITH AN OVERHEAD RELEASE BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!!

Reigns nods, as MVP catches Carlito with a beautiful move, continuing to attack his body. MVP gets up to his feet, and staggers away from Carly towards the corner, while Carlito crawls toward the opposite corner, using the ropes to pull himself up. MVP lets out at loud yell, getting heat from the crowd, before he charges--GOING FOR THE BIG BOOT--but Carlito moves out of the way, causing MVP to straddle the top rope!!!

The Playgirls and Reigns grimace as Porter yanks his foot free, holding…himself. MVP looks to shake off the blow, but Carlito doesn’t agree, kicking MVP in the gut, before HE PLANTS HIM WITH A DDT!!! The crowd cheers while Carlito quickly turns over, and covers Porter, hooking the far leg.

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…NO!!!

Porter barely gets a shoulder up! The crowd groans in disappointment, as Carlito sits up, hands on his thighs. ‘Lito then gets up, and steps out onto the apron, before he begins climbing to the top turnbuckle! Reigns yells at MVP, letting him know what’s coming, but it’s of no use, as Porter is out of it for the most part. Carly makes it to the top, and gets set as Montel begins to stagger back up. MVP turns around, and CARLITO LEAPS OFF THE TOP--AND HITS A CROSSBODY!!!

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…THRE-NO!!!

MVP BARELY KICKS OUT!!!

The crowd is once more disappointed, but Carlito is beyond that, as he gets up right in the referee’s face, yelling that it was a three count. The ref tells him it was two, as MVP begins to crawl towards the corner. Porter uses the ropes to pull himself up, and Carlito follows him in, drilling the rookie with a couple of hard left hands! ‘Lito then lifts him up onto the turnbuckle, before climbing up onto the middle rope. Carly hits him with a couple of more shots, before getting him into position for a SUPERPLEX!

Reigns leaps up onto the apron and begins hollering at the referee. Reigns and the ref argue a bit, until Carlito has seen enough, AND LEAPS OFF THE ROPES, DRILLING REIGNS WITH A DROPKICK, KNOCKING HIM FROM THE APRON!!! The crowd cheers, but meanwhile, MVP climbs down from the turnbuckle. Carly gets up, turns around, and charges at MVP, but Montel moves out of the way!!! With his back against the turnbuckle, Carly turns around…RIGHT INTO A BIG BOOT FROM MVP!!

Carlito staggers our of the corner, as MVP finally hits that boot, but he’s not done, and quickly follows up…WITH THE PLAYMAKER!!! MVP then covers Carlito, hooking the far leg.

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…THREE!!!

ELIMINATED - Carlito by MVP @ 5:04 (16:11)

The Playgirls celebrate at ringside, while MVP raises his arm up in the ring, stoked about his victory

Jim Ross:
MVP advances here! This match has panned out like many predicted it would. The fresher men are outdoing their opponents, and since we know who the last man is, that means we know who’s up next!

Tully Blanchard:
Yes, we do. And that’s not good news for Mr. Porter.



***MEDAL***

Receiving easily the LOUDEST reaction of any of the entrants so far, ‘The Wrestling Machine’
KURT ANGLE steps out to a litany of boos and cheers. Angle seethes with intensity, as he stares at MVP, who seems to be a bucket of nerves, after struggling to put Carlito away.


Lillian Garcia:
From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania … weighing in at 233 pounds … the Olympic Gold Medalist … ‘The Wrestling Machine’ KURT ANGLE!!!


Angle slides in, but doesn’t make it to his feet, as MVP is all over him from jump street, hammering away on him with boots, and then hard shots to the back! Porter lifts him up, and quickly looks for the PLAYMAKER -- but Angle easily tosses Porter’s leg off of him, sending MVP down!

Kurt lets out a smirk, mildly impressed with Porter’s tenacity, before he gets into his wrestling stance, waiting on MVP.
Montel gets up to his feet, worn and weary, but still manages to get in his stance against Angle. The two stars begin to circle one another … and MVP LUNGES, going for a quick takedown, but Angle fights him off, managing to put his body weight onto Porter’s back and forces him to the canvas! Angle quickly changes positions, getting parallel, on top of MVP, before bringing him up to a vertical base. Porter’s eyes light up, as he knows what’s coming, but can do nothing, as Angle PLANTS HIM WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!

Kurt doesn’t let go of the grip, bringing MVP back up to his feet, and PLANTS HIM WITH A SECOND GERMAN!! The crowd cheers wildly, as MVP can do nothing but take the punishment. Angle brings Porter up a third time, and PLANTS MVP WITH A THIRD GERMAN SUPLEX!!!

Angle gets back up to his feet, and begins bouncing up and down, getting a tremendous ovation, as he dominates MVP. Porter sits up, backs into the corner and makes a ‘T’ with his hands, calling for a timeout, but the intense Wrestling Machine will have none of it, following him in. Angle goes to grab Porter, but MVP quickly uses a drop toe hold to send Angle’s face SLAMMING against the middle turnbuckle!

Montel promptly gets up to his feet and begins to hammer away on the back of Angle’s head and neck with everything he’s got; rights, lefts, knees, stomps, the whole nine! Porter then drags Kurt out of the corner, up to his feet, and wraps his arms around his waist. The crowd watches in amazement as MVP takes Angle over AND PLANTS HIM WITH A GERMAN!! The Playgirls markout and Reigns claps, as MVP quickly crawls over and covers him.

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…2…
…NO!

Angle kicks out, but MVP shoves him right back down and covers him again, this time hooking the far leg.

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…2…
…NO!

Porter knows that he’s damaged goods, especially when compared to Angle at the moment, and shows his frustration. MVP then lifts Kurt up to his feet, and looks to shoot him into the ropes, but Angle counters the Irish whip, sending Porter in. he comes back and Angle wraps him up, before TAKING HIM OVER WITH AN OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!

Angle gets back up to his feet, and lets out a roar as the crowd cheers him on. The Wrestling Machine makes a throat-slashing gesture, saying it’s over, before he pulls the straps of his attire down. Angle then gets into a crouched position, just waiting on Porter. MVP staggers up to his feet, turns around, and Angle kicks him in the gut -- BEFORE GOING FOR THE ANGLE SLAM -- BUT MVP COUNTERS, landing on his feet behind Angle!! Kurt turns around, and MVP kicks him in the gut -- READY FOR THE PLAYMAKER -- but Angle counters out of that, and then lifts MVP up -- LOOKING FOR THE ANGLE SLAM -- AND HITS IT!!!

The Wrestling Machine finally hits his finishing maneuver, and pounds his chest amongst a loud ovation … but that soon turns into TREMENDOUS HEAT…



…as
ARMANDO ALEJANDRO ESTRADA makes his way down the entrance ramp!!!

As MVP lies on the canvas, Angle’s eyes light up with intensity as he stares at the cocky manager. Wearing his usual goofy smile, AAE leaps onto the apron!! The referee gets in his face, and the two begin to argue, but soon enough, Luther Reigns jumps onto the apron as well!! Angle doesn’t waste any time, and grabs him by the back of his suit, bringing him into the ring!! AAE and the ref continue to go at it, while Angle begins to stomp away on his former bodyguard!!

The crowd begins to go crazy…





… as
‘THE SAMOAN BULLDOZER’ UMAGA MAKES HIS WAY THROUGH THE CROWD!!!

Estrada grabs a hold of the referee by his shirt and begins yelling at him, making damn sure he doesn’t turn around. Angle kicks Reigns out of the ring, and turns around, just in time to see Umaga climbs over the fan barricade!! Kurt waves Mags on in -- BUT IS SOON HIT WITH A LOW BLOW FROM MVP!!! AAE leaps off the apron, as Porter grabs a hold of Angle’s attire, and rolls him backward into a SCHOOL BOY!!! The ref turns around…

…1…
…………………
{MVP HOOKS THE TIGHTS…}
…2…
……………………
{…THEN GRABS THE ROPES}
…THREE!!!

ELIMINATED - Angle by MVP @ 4:05 (20:16)

Umaga steps into the ring, and as soon as Angle gets back up to his feet, ready to protest -- UMAGA DRILLS ANGLE WITH THE SAMOAN SPIKE!!!

Jim Ross:
WHAT THE HELL IS THIS!?!?

Tully Blanchard:
It’s a brutal assault from the scariest, meanest-looking thing I’ve seen in a long time!!

Jim Ross:
I know Umaga and Estrada have a problem with Kurt Angle, but he was gonna get his chance at Kurt, because it looked like Angle was about to beat MVP and then he would’ve had to have faced Umaga up next. But that’s not what this was about! This was about screwing Kurt Angle out of this match!


The crowd boos the monster furiously, first for screwing Angle out of this match, and now for laying him out. The referee tries to reprimand the savage, but instead, thinks the better of it, and just helps Angle outside of the ring. Umaga turns his attention towards a frightened MVP, as the final fall in the Summer Games Gauntlet starts…

The Playgirls shake their heads in distress as does Porter. The Samoan Bulldozer moves closer to Montel, who backs up … but Umaga soon … stops, and Armando Estrada … CALLS UMAGA FROM THE RING!!!

The Samoan Bulldozer looks at AAE, and then exit’s the ring, heading with AAE back up the entrance ramp. The fans are confused, our commentators are confused, as is everyone in ringside (so are you, come on, be honest), as the referee begins his count out.

1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6… 7… 8… 9……… 10!!!

ELIMINATED - Umaga via count out @ 0:26 (20:42)

Winner of the first annual Summer Games Gauntlet - AND NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP -- MONTEL VONTAVIOUS PORTER @ 20:42.

MVP looks around in shock, but that soon wears off as his entourage joins him in the ring, with the girls jumping around wildly. Reigns helps Porter to his feet, and then puts him on his shoulders as the crowd showers Montel and company in heat.

Jim Ross:
Would somebody care to tell me just what in the hell is going on!?

Tully Blanchard:
MVP is the number one contender for the WWE Title! That’s what happened! But what I don’t understand is why Armando Estrada just pulled Umaga on out of here!!

Jim Ross:
I don’t know what it is, but what I do know is that Kurt Angle was screwed out of this win, and a shot at the WWE Championship, and it’s all because Umaga and Estrada! But anyway, Montel Vontavious Porter, after only being here for four months, will receive a one-on-one match for the WWE Title!



Jim Ross:
I don’t get this at all.


***


Video package plays hyping up Unforgiven, the next Raw-brand production, on September 16th.


***


*Backstage - Pre-Entrance Area*

Kurt Angle goes wild, kicking and throwing crates around the backstage area in a huff!! A couple of backstage workers aren’t able to get out of the way of The Wrestling Machine and he makes them pay by tossing them into walls as well! The Olympian then continues on down the backstage area, on the prowl.


***


***DILATED TEENS***

The ominous music of ‘The Fallen Angel’
CHRISTOPHER DANIELS blasts throughout the arena, and the crowd begins to boo ferociously. Soon enough, Daniels and Allison Danger step out onto the stage, with Daniels dressed in his robe and cloth.


Tony Chimel:
The following contest is scheduled for one fall … and it is for the United States Championship!! Introducing first, the challenger … from the City of Angels … weighing in tonight at 202 pounds … accompanied to the ring by Allison Danger … ‘The Fallen Angel’ CHRISTOPHER DANIELS!!!


Daniels and Danger step into the ring, and Allison gets on her knees before him (~_~), allowing herself to be blessed by The Fallen Angel, before he rips the cloth off his head, and glares into the crowd.


Joey Styles:
Much like Booker T, William Regal and many others in our first match up, Christopher Daniels feels like he hasn’t had every opportunity to succeed in the WWE, but he says he knows why; he’s intentionally being held back by a prejudicial system.

Tazz:
He may have a point. I mean think about it, this man was the most exciting and dominant Cruiserweight Champion in recent memory, but he had to be thrown right into the bunch with everybody else when he stepped over and tried the U.S. Title division. Maybe the higher-ups do have a prejudice against the ‘indy’ guys.

Michael Cole:
I think that’s B.S., but prejudice or not, the assault this punk laid on Jeff Hardy had nothing to do with that! He did it to try and get in Matt Hardy’s head!! He did it because he’s a heartless and callous human being!


***LIVE FOR THE MOMENT***

The audience erupts into cheers as the United States Champion
MATT HARDY steps out onto the stage, ready to go, eyes locked in on Daniels, title belt around his waist.


Tony Chimel:
And his opponent … from Cameron, North Carolina … weighing in at 227 pounds … he is the United States Champion MATT HARDY!!!


Hardy doesn’t walk down the ramp, and instead, continues to glare at Daniels … before SPRINTING DOWN THE ENTRANCE RAMP!!!


Michael Cole:
Matt Hardy doesn’t want to wait, he wants Daniels and he wants him now!!

Joey Styles:
Oh my God!!

Tazz:
Here we go!!!


*Bell Rings*



United States Championship Match:
Matt Hardy
defends against ‘The Fallen Angel’ Christopher Daniels

The United States Champion slides into the ring, and immediately begins to drill the challenger in the head with hard right hands! Three stiff shots in a row land on the jaw of The Fallen Angel, as Matt Hardy attempts to gain a measure of revenge on the man who assaulted and bloodied his brother on SmackDown in a little over a week ago! The referee can do nothing to stop Hardy, and Daniels can do nothing to block the shots, as Hardy just continues to tee off on him! After backing Daniels up with a succession of rights, Hardy backs up, and clotheslines The Fallen Angel over the top rope!

The crowd lets out a strong ovation, but Hardy couldn’t care less, breathing heavily, steaming as he moves toward the edge of the ring. Allison Danger helps Daniels up to his feet, and The Fallen Angel has clearly been shaken up by Hardy’s furious outburst of aggression…but it’s not over, as HARDY LEAPS OVER THE TOP ROPE, TAKING DANIELS DOWN WITH A PLANCHA!!

NJ continues to cheer the U.S. Champion on, while Hardy resumes his beating of Daniels’ head, raining down hard right-hand shots on the challenger! The Fallen Angel attempts to create some space, looking to get his hands into the face of Hardy, but Matt stops pounding away on him long enough to put his hands around the throat of Daniels, CHOKING HIM OUT!!

Allison gets in front of Hardy and begins screaming at him, which causes Matt to get up, scowling at the diva…while moving forward. Danger’s eyes widen, while Hardy moves toward her with evil intentions. Smartly, she turns around to take off, but MATT GRABS HER by the hair!!

Allison screams out…but Daniels soon comes charging ahead, drilling Hardy with a knee to the back, and knocking him down onto Danger!!! The crowd boos, but The Fallen Angel doesn’t care much, and picks Hardy up, before rolling him into the ring. Daniels quickly follows in, and immediately covers him, looking to ‘steal’ a win and the title.

…1…
…NO!

Hardy kicks out, but Daniels isn’t going to give him a chance to get in rhythm again, and quickly brings Hardy back up to his feet, before backing him up into a corner. Daniels drills Matt with a stiff jab to the face, quickly follows up with another, and then caps that off with a boot to the gut, before bringing away from the corner, and towards the middle of the ropes. Using an Irish whip, The Fallen Angel shoots Hardy into the ropes, and once he comes back, Daniels leaps up, and takes the United States Champ down with a JUMPING CALF KICK to the face!! The challenger quickly shuffles over, and covers Hardy again.

…1…
…………………………
…2…
…NO!

Hardy kicks out once more, but Daniels doesn’t relent, lifting Hardy up. The dominant, former Cruiserweight Champion shoots Hardy into the corner, before following in, but Matt backs him up with a hard back elbow! The crowd cheers as Matt measures Daniels, and then pops him with a hard right … then another … before he spins around, and lays Daniels out with a DISCUS PUNCH!

Dazed and confused, The Fallen Angel somehow staggers back up to his feet. Hardy grabs him, shoots him into the corner, and then charges in, drilling Daniels with a clothesline!! Matt follows that up by grabbing Daniels, charging out of the corner, and drills the challenger with a BULLDOG!! The crowd cheers as Matt turns over and hooks the leg.

…1…
…………………………
…2…
…NO!

Daniels gets his shoulder up, and Hardy lets out a sigh, before picking The Fallen Angel back up. Matt then grabs Daniels’ hand and uses the Irish whip to send him into the ropes once more. The Fallen Angel hits the ropes … but doesn’t come back, as he grabs the top one, and slides out of the ring! The crowd boos the cowardice of Daniels…who flings his hands at the on goings, and BEGINS HEADING UP THE ENTRANCE RAMP!!

More heat pours on, but Hardy doesn’t plan on letting Daniels getting away that easily, as he rolls out of the ring and chases after the man who took out his brother! The crowd cheers, but Daniels, hearing the loud footsteps approaching, quickly turns around, grabs Hardy, leaps up, AND THEN DRIVES HIS KNEES INTO HIS JAW AS HE HITS THE FLOOR!!!

The crowd ‘oohs’ and ‘ahs’ after Daniels’ impressive maneuver(think Codebreaker), and The Fallen Angel gets back up to his feet, and lets out a smirk, knowing full well he got one over there. Daniels lifts Hardy up, drags him back toward the ring and tosses him under the bottom rope. The Fallen Angel enters the ring as well, and turns around…before he LEAPS onto the top rope, AND COMES CRASHING DOWN ONTO HARDY WITH A SPLIT-LEGGED MOONSAULT!! Daniels reaches over, and hooks the far leg.

…1…
…………………………
………………
…2…
……………
…NO!

Hardy gets his shoulder up, but Daniels doesn’t fret, bringing the United States Champion back up to this feet. The Fallen Angel then shoots Hardy into the corner, before he charges in, leaps up, and drills him with a flying forearm to the face!! Matt is clearly rocked by the stiff blow, but Daniels doesn’t let up, quickly firing off seven consecutive right-handed jabs to Hardy’s face!! Once Daniels finishes, Matt’s head begins to wag from side to side a bit, but the U.S. Champ will get no sympathy from the former TNA standout, who pulls Hardy out of the corner, gets behind him, and PLANTS him with a BACK SUPLEX! Daniels covers him once more.

…1…
…………………………
……………
…2…
…NO!

Hardy gets the shoulder up once more, refusing to die(~____~). Daniels grabs Matt and brings him back up to his feet. The Fallen Angel then looks to hit a right hand on the champ, but Hardy blocks it, and rocks Daniels with one of his own! The crowd begins to get behind Hardy once more as the United States Champion manages to catch Daniels with two more hard right hands! Matt then takes off, hitting the ropes, comes back, and runs right into a boot to the gut by Daniels!

The Fallen Angel then grabs the back of his head and hits Hardy with a JAWBREAKER! The blow not only cuts off Hardy’s momentum, but stuns the former tag team specialist. Daniels grabs him and shoots him into the ropes with an Irish whip. Hardy this the ropes, and comes back, only to be drilled with a TILT-A-WHIRL BACKBREAKER!! The crowd groans, empathizing with Hardy’s pain, as Daniels covers him once more with zeal, hooking the far leg.

…1…
…………………………
……………
…2…
……………
…………………
…NO!

Matt once again gets his shoulder up, saving his title. Tazz comments that Hardy has had no defense for the combinations of unique Daniels’ offense in this matchup so far, while The Fallen Angel lifts the champion back up to his feet. Daniels grabs him by the hand, and shoots Hardy into the corner with the Irish whip, before following in. The Fallen Angel rocks the chest of Matt with a couple of hard knife edge chops, getting a “WOOO” from the audience, before he pulls Hardy out of the corner, and snaps him to the canvas with a snapmare! Daniels back up a bit…before a delivering a SCINTILLATING KICK TO THE SPINE of Hardy!!! The crowd gasps, and Hardy grits his teeth, but Daniels stays on him, quickly lifting him up, in the same position, and then LOOKS FOR THE LAST RITES--BUT HARDY COUNTERS, SPINNING OUT OF IT!!

The two face up once more, and Daniels throws a clothesline--but Hardy ducks it, wraps his arms around Daniels, AND DRILLS HIM WITH THE SIDE EFFECT!!!

The crowd roars as Hardy hits his first big-time impact maneuver in a LONG while. The two stars lay on the canvas, the challenger down from the strong maneuver, while the champion has been worn down by Daniels’ sustained offense. Finally, after a dozen seconds, Hardy manages to turn over, draping an arm across Daniels!

…1…
…………………………
……………
…2…
……………
……………………………
…NO!!!

Daniels shoots his shoulder off of the canvas like a rocket, getting a gasp of disappointment from the crowd. Hardy struggles mightily to get back up to his feet, but finally does. He then reaches down and grabs Daniels, bringing the former CW Champion back up to his feet as well, only to scoop him up, and drop him with a body slam! Hardy then backs into the corner, and climbs aboard the top turnbuckle, feet on the middle rope. Hardy does his usual theatrics, getting a STRONG pop from the crowd, before he leaps off with the DOWNFALL LEG DROP -- BUT DANIELS ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY, AND HARDY CRASHES AND BURNS!!

The Fallen Angel gets back up to his feet, while Hardy gets back up as well, clutching the back of his leg. Matt and Daniels meet face to face once more, and Hardy’s the first to throw a shot this time, but Daniels ducks it, and lifts Hardy up, PLANTING HIM WITH THE BLUE THUNDER DRIVER, COVER AND ALL!!!

…1…
…………………………
……………
…2…
……………
……………………………
…THR-NO!!

HARDY’S FEET SHOOT OFF THE CANVAS, KICKING OUT!!!

The audience EXPLODES as Hardy keeps hope alive, and Daniels lies back, hands on his face, worn out, and disappointed. A loud “HAR-DY” chant rings out, as the two stars attempt to stagger back up to a vertical base. The challenger is back up first, followed by the champion, and Daniels pops Hardy with a hard right hand…only to be hit right back by Matt! Undeterred, Daniels hits him with another, and Hardy responds in kind! The two stars exchange to more pairs of rights, before Daniels, realizing he’s losing the battle, goes for a quantity-over-quality approach, and peppers Hardy with quick jabs, taking him out of his game.

Daniels stops, kicks him in the gut, and GETS HIM INTO POSITION FOR THE ANGEL’S WINGS--BUT HARDY SPINS OUT OF IT!! Matt then kicks Daniels in the gut, and GOES FOR THE TWIST OF FATE--BUT THE FALLEN ANGEL SPINS OUT OF THAT, lifts Hardy up onto his shoulders, and GOES FOR THE DEATH VALLEY DRIVER--HITTING IT!!! Daniels quickly covers the motionless Hardy, hooking the far leg!!

…1…
…………………………
……………
…2…
……………
……………………………
…THRE-NO!!!

HARDY GETS A SHOULDER UP!!!

The arena ERUPTS once more, with many a fan leaping out of their seat, cheering, as Daniels looks around in complete disbelief. Allison Danger attempts to get Daniels excited a bit, clapping her hands, but The Fallen Angel doesn’t seem to be paying much attention to anything. He stands on his feet, closes his eyes, and spreads his arms out…before he slowly points to the corner, and gets some of the smarks to yell out “BEST! MOONSAULT! EVER!”

The Fallen Angel moves toward the corner, and then leaps onto the bottom turnbuckle, hops to the second, then BOUNDS TO THE TOP--ONLY TO BE SHOVED BY HARDY, CAUSING DANIELS TO STRADDLE THE TURNBUCKLE!!!

The crowd cheers, as Hardy finally makes a break from himself, with Daniels sitting on the top in agony. Matt backs up into the corner, before turning his back to it. Hardy then reaches up and grabs both of Daniels’ arms, before walking slightly out of the corner, CARRYING DANIELS!! The crowd gasps, as HARDY PLANTS DANIELS WITH A SITOUT CRUCIFIX POWERBOMB, WITH A COVER!!!!!

…1…
…………………………
……………
…2…
……………
……………………………
…THREE--NO!!!

DANIELS KICKS OUT!!!

The crowd groans with extreme disappointment as Hardy lays out on the canvas, looking up at the lights in disbelief, much like Daniels was earlier. Matt shoves Daniels away from him, and gets back up to his feet. Hardy then backs away from The Fallen Angel, and holds his arms out, beginning to clasp and unclasp his hands, feeling it. Daniels staggers back up to his feet, turns around, and gets kicked in the gut by Matt, WHO GOES FOR THE TWIST OF FATE--COMPLETING THE SPIN--BUT DANIELS SHOVES HIM INTO THE CORNER!!

Hardy slams off the turnbuckle, and Daniels spins him around, kicks him in the gut, and tucks him between his legs, GOING FOR THE ANGEL’S WINGS--BUT HARDY BREAKS THE GRIP OF DANIELS, stays under him, backs him up toward the center of the ring, and LIFTS, TAKING DANIELS UP AND OVER ONTO HIS BACK!!!

…1…
…………………………
……………
…2…
……………
……………………………
…NO!!!

DANIELS GRABS A HOLD OF HARDY’S GUT, AND MUSCLES HARDY UP TO A VERTICAL BASE!!! The crowd “oohs” and “ahs,” as Daniels turns inside out, and then turns again, AND GETS HARDY INTO A BACKSLIDE!!!

…1…
…………………………
……………
…2…
……………
……………………………
…NO!!!

HARDY KICKS OUT AGAIN, and the two stars get back up to their feet again! Hardy throws a right, but Daniels ducks it, then ROCKS Hardy with a STIFF HEADBUTT!! Daniels looks to capitalize with a right, but Hardy ducks, kicks Daniels in the gut, AND GOES FOR THE TWIST OF FATE -- AND FINALLY HITS IT!!!!!!!!

The crowd roars as Hardy quickly covers Daniels!!

…1…
…………………………
……………
…2…
……………
……………………………
…THREE!!!

Winner - AND STILL UNITED STATES CHAMPION - MATT HARDY @ 10:57.

Hardy rolls off of Daniels, and calls for his title belt with more nastiness than we usually see from the mellow Hardy brother, needing to take it to a different level of effort and malice here tonight to retain the title and avenge his brother.

Joey Styles:
How sweet it is! Matt Hardy retains the United States Title, vanquishing The Fallen Angel here tonight in a hell of a match up!

Tazz:
Daniels and Hardy pulled out each and every stop, each and every maneuver in their arsenal, but it was Hardy’s favorite maneuver, the Twist of Fate, that got him the duke.

Michael Cole:
But this just wasn’t about titles here tonight. Matt Hardy proved that he can be tough, that he wasn’t just gonna sit back and be the victim. He went on the attack, he gave Christopher Daniels some of his own medicine, and he retained the title here tonight.

Allison Danger rolls into the ring to check on Daniels, as the referee hands Matt the title and raises his hand to a strong ovation.


***


*Backstage - Mickie James’ Locker Room*

The WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James sits in a chair in the room, dressed in a white top and orange skirt, rocking back and forth, with a look of dread on her face, as she watches the only clock in the room. Soon enough, Beth Phoenix walks over to Mickie, and gets on one knee in front of her, looking right into James’ face, but Mickie doesn’t return the stare.

Beth Phoenix:
Nervous?

Mickie James:
I’ve sat and watched ten minutes count off that clock five times, and it feels like I‘ve been here for two days.

~ Her eyes welling up with tears, Mickie’s gaze shifts from the clock to Phoenix.

Mickie James:
Too much time.

Beth Phoenix:
Mickie … it’s been a year and a half. That’s how long you’ve held the belt. You’ve beaten everybody, (chuckles a bit) what is there to be nervous about?

~ Beth tries to reassure Mickie with a smile, but the Women’s Champion isn’t buying it, as her tear-filled eyes shift back up to the clock.

Mickie James:
Too much time.


***


Michaels/Van Dam Video Package:
- A couple of weeks after being involved in an all-time classic Three Way Dance contest, ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels comes down to the ring, and lets the world know that it’s better to lose and LOOK GOOD, rather than win and look bad. That comment draws the ire of Rob Van Dam, who comes out and says that if Michaels no longer cares about wins and losses, he should hang up his boots. The two agree to face off at Backlash.

- At Backlash, the two incredibly talented superstars put on a hell of a match, but in the end, it’s HBK who picks up the victory, after hitting TWO Sweet Chin Musics.

- RVD wants a rematch with Michaels, and eventually, it’s granted for an edition of Monday Night Raw.

- Similar to the Backlash match, Van Dam and HBK put on another tremendous contest, but this time, it’s RVD who walks out the victory, hitting the Five Star Frog Splash and getting the pinfall.

- While no official rubber match is made, Michaels and Van Dam find themselves on opposite ends of the ring on several occasion in multi-man matchups, and each & every time they engage, one-upmanship occurs.

- After each man eliminated the other in a #1 Contender’s Battle Royal, the problems each man has with the other begins to take form…

Rob Van Dam:
Yeah … but this goes deeper than that, right, Shawn? You’ve been in my face on more than one occasion, telling me “Not to bother wasting my time” and “Stay out of the main event” and “You shouldn’t be here”, and I always wondered why you’d taken such an interest in what I do, Shawn. At first, I thought it was because you were afraid I was gonna beat you, but no … it’s because The Whole Dam Show is simply … more exciting and more charismatic than The Showstopper.

*Shots of RVD performing some of his most acrobatic moves in this ring as the fans go wild*

Rob Van Dam: A while ago you said that “It doesn’t matter whether you win or lose, but how good you look when you do it” … and you meant every word of it. You like being THE SHOWSTOPPER!! You like being the one people pay to see. You like seeing kids “Ooh” and “Ah” at everything you do. You like being shown like a highlight reel over and over. You like people leaving the arena saying “Wow, that Shawn Michaels is somethin’”. You love it … you crave it, don’t ya, Michaels?

*Shot of Michaels celebrating with some of his rabid fans, just dying to touch the icon*

Rob Van Dam:
You like being the most exciting main eventer we have here, in a room full of stiffs, who couldn’t entertain in this ring if their life depended on it. You love it.
But the fact is, Shawn, now that RVD is back in the main event, back in the WWE Title picture, back in the spotlight, RVD simply looks better than you do in this ring.
Now, RVD is the man people pay to see. Now, RVD is who the kids want to be like. Now that Rob Van Dam is in the main event, getting the big matches, when people leave the arena, they talk about the show Rob Van Dam put on in that squared circle!

*Shot of RVD bowing before a more than appreciative audience*

Shawn Michaels:
If you think that Shawn Michaels is somehow jealous of someone who made his bones wrestling in a bingo hall in front of 45 drunks in the most disgusting part of this country, then you’ve got another thing coming! I’ve been stealing the show -- I’ve been STOPPING the damn show for the last TWENTY YEARS I’ve been in this company!

*Shot of HBK in the 80s jumping through the air, before it turns to Michaels dancing in the 90s, before he flattens many a man with Sweet Chin Music in the new millennium*

Shawn Michaels: And for the last ten of ‘em, every average joe who could do a backflip, who could do a little high spot without rhyme or reason, people were ready to christen that guy as the “New Shawn Michaels”. But yet here I stand, quite a while later, hair a little thinner, body a little older, STILL the greatest thing that these people have ever seen, still the most exciting performer in the history of this business, and still the man that every boy (puts his finger on Van Dam’s chest as he says ‘boy’) in the back tries to outperform each and every night!

*Shots of Michaels and RVD performing moves in quite the similar fashion, with similar arrogance/confidence*

- HBK and Van Dam each help to eliminate the other from Summer Games Qualifying Matches, and then meet in a verbal confrontation once more.

Shawn Michaels: No. The reason that I show you nothing but contempt … is because you are somebody I have absolutely ZERO respect for!

*Shot of Michaels mocking RVD*

Shawn Michaels: I don’t respect what you’ve done, I don’t respect what you do, I don’t respect your ability, I don’t respect your lazy attitude, and most importantly, I don’t respect the fact that you honestly think that you and I belong in the ring with one another. We don’t! You and I are NOT equals!

*Shot of Michaels laying out Van Dam with the super kick*

Rob Van Dam:
Deal with it. I’m not out here to get your respect, I’m not out here to be your friend, and I could give a SH*T about what you think.

*RVD and Michaels face to face*

Rob Van Dam: You talked about being taken advantage of for all this time, well, for far too long, RVD has given a crap about what everybody thinks. I’m sick and tired of people who couldn’t carry my jockstrap telling RVD how I should do things. From now on, I do things Rob Van Dam’s way!

*Van Dam flipping all over the place*

Rob Van Dam: And the first thing I’m gonna do, is expose you for the overrated, overblown, old, out of shape, over the hill, shell of the old HBK, that you are!

*RVD crushing Michaels with the Five Star Frog Splash*

Rob Van Dam: Whatdya say, Michaels? You, me, SUMMERSLAM!!

*The SummerSlam Theme kicks in as the audience roars*

Shawn Michaels: Shawn Michaels versus RVD is OOONNN.

*Fans going crazy around the arena as Michaels and RVD remain face to face*

*More clips of Michaels and RVD wowing crowd with their visually-pleasing arsenals*

Rob Van Dam:
For the past year, since losing the WWE Championship, Rob Van Dam has been pissed off, pissed on, and generally treated like crap unworthy of being a main event superstar in this company. I know Shawn Michaels feels that way. But the fact of the matter is, I, Rob -Van - Dam, have done nothing but bust my ass, win matches, and now I’m back in the main events where I belong!!

*RVD smoking Marty Jannetty on Raw, and a slew of others*

Shawn Michaels:
I’m the best wrestler to lace up a damn pair of boots! I … am The Showstoppah, The Headlinah, The Main Event, The Icon, HBK, ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ SHAWN MICHAAELSSS!!

*HBK delivering SCM to the who’s who of the wrestling business - Austin, Hogan, HHH, Taker, Edge, Orton, Angle*

Rob Van Dam: It’s about Rob Van Dam breaking through that glass ceiling just ONE - MORE - TIME, and proving to the entire world that I am indeed, The(crowd joins in)Whole - Dam - Show!!

*Clips of the two matches between Michaels and Van Dam, each man trying to put the other away with everything they have, before we close with a shot of the two stars face to face, Van Dam as serious as a heart attack, Michaels justa smirking*


***


***ONE OF A KIND***

‘Mr. Monday Night’
ROB VAN DAM steps out onto the stage, receiving a rousing ovation from the crowd here tonight. Van Dam glares around at the cheering fans before he continues on down to the ring.


Lillian Garcia:
The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is a rubber match!! Introducing first, from Battle Creek, Michigan … weighing in at 230 pounds … ‘Mr. Monday Night’ Rob Van Dam!!


RVD rolls into the ring, and does his thumb taunt to mammoth cheers, before he continues to warm up, ready to go.


Jim Ross:
He wanted a chance to prove that he belongs in the main event, here it is. RVD versus Shawn Michaels in the rubber match. If Van Dam can defeat the icon, one of the greatest WWE Champions of all time, Shawn Michaels, then he will prove without a shadow of a doubt, that he is main event material.

Tully Blanchard:
It’s kinda weird to hear that about a former WWE Champion, but many still do question whether RVD can handle the pressure at the very top level. Well, it’s SummerSlam, against Shawn Michaels, in front of 20,000 people. We’re gonna see if he belongs.


***SEXY BOY***

A LOUD mixed reaction fills the arena as the charismatic and egotistical
SHAWN MICHAELS steps out onto the stage. HBK walks down the ramp and once he gets halfway down, kneels and sets off his tremendous pyro, before popping up, and continues on down to the ring.


Lillian Garcia:
And his opponent … from San Antonio, Texas … weighing in tonight at 225 pounds … ‘THE HEARTBREAK KIIIIID’ SHAWN MICHAELSSSS!!!


HBK enters the ring and twirls, getting another loud reaction from the crowd, and then flexes for the audience, half appreciative, half aren’t.


Jim Ross:
When you talk about Shawn Michaels, you’re talking about a contender for the title of “greatest wrestler ever.” Period. No qualifications, no ifs, no ands, no buts. HBK is that good, the first Grand Slam Champion in WWE history, but if he is continuing to underestimate Rob Van Dam, he…will…lose. Period. No ifs, no ands, no buts.

Tully Blanchard:
Well, we’re gonna see right now. Should be something to watch. Two of the greatest performers in the history of this great sport, one on one, to settle the score, here at SummerSlam.


Michaels takes his shirt off and tosses it, before doing the same with his cowboy hat while RVD watches. The referee then calls for the bell while the two superstars lock eyes with one another.


*Bell Rings*



The Rubber Match:
‘The Showstopper’ Shawn Michaels
vs. ‘The Whole Dam Show’ Rob Van Dam

The Continental Airlines Arena is the most excited that it’s been all night so far, for the second of four main event matches here tonight. The Showstopper and The Whole Dam Show glare at each other from across the ring. Michaels looks cool and confident, but it’s not his usual boorish bravado, but pure confidence brought on by years upon years of big match experience, along with his self-awareness of his own incredible talent. Rob Van Dam wears a look of relaxed focused as he stares across the ring at the man that holds the main event spot that he so desperately desires.

HBK and RVD move toward the center of the ring, and the tension picks up, with neither superstar’s expression changing as they get into closer proximity to one another. Michaels and Van Dam meet in the center of the ring as the referee and the thousands of fans jammed into the arena watch on excitedly. The camera closes in on the face of the Heartbreak Kid just in time to hear him say “Showtime” to his less heralded opponent. RVD nods his head forcefully, before he backs up a bit, bouncing up and down.

Van Dam then goes for a collar and elbow lock up to kick things off … but Michaels avoids it and immediately goes low with a knee to the gut!

HBK throws out the notion of a respectable wrestling contest within the opening couple of minutes, and the crowd boos the icon for it. With a keeling Van Dam in front of him, Michaels stays on the attack, drilling RVD with a hard right hand, knocking him back towards the corner! Mr. Monday Night’s back hits it, and Michaels follows up with a couple of more rights!

HBK then grabs the hand of Van Dam and shoots RVD into the opposite turnbuckle. Michaels quickly charges in after him, but Van Dam picks up a BOOT -- only to have Michaels catch it! The Showstopper tosses RVD’s leg down and throws a right hand, but RVD ducks it, and rocks Michaels with a right!

The crowd cheers as Van Dam follows that up with a couple of more hard right hands, getting the crowd and himself fired up! Mr. Monday Night grabs Michaels by the hand and goes to shoot him into the opposite turnbuckle, but Michaels counters the Irish whip and sends RVD in. Before Van Dam can get to the corner, HBK charges in after him, only to be leapfrogged over by RVD!! Michaels turns around confused, and gets dropped with a SPINNING BACK KICK!!

The crowd roars, and HBK rolls out of the ring after hitting the canvas, holding his jaw in pain. A loud “RVD” chant starts up while The Whole Dam Show nods along, with his eyes completely locked in on a recovering HBK. The former multi-time WWE Champion takes himself a walk around ringside, looking to get his head together, or possibly, looking to slow the pace down and break RVD’s momentum.

The referee’s count gets up to about 5, and HBK takes the scenic route back into the ring, climbing up the steel steps. RVD immediately looks to capitalize, but Michaels tells the referee to hold him back, and the ref gets in between the two stars. Waiting on the apron, HBK once more demands the ref to get Van Dam out of his face, as RVD fiercely glares at his opponent. Finally, RVD flails his hand at Michaels and turns around … and HBK LOOKS TO CAPITALIZE!! Michaels quickly enters the ring and looks to hit Van Dam from behind, but RVD turns around just as quickly, and avoids a right hand from Michaels! Van Dam throws a boot, but Michaels catches it! HBK looks at the crowd with a cocky smirk … only to be taken down by a hard ENZIGUIRI!!

NJ continues to cheer Van Dam on, as Michaels hits the canvas. The Showstopper once more rolls out of the ring, but this time RVD doesn’t give him a chance to rest. Van Dam hits the far ropes, and comes back, CHARGING AT FULL SPEED, AND DRILLS MICHAELS WITH A BASEBALL SLIDE!! The impact of the maneuver sends Michaels backwards with force, causing him to hit his back against the fan barricade with authority! HBK grimaces before crumbling down to the floor in pain.

Van Dam follows Michaels to the outside, and lifts him back up to his feet, before he pops The Showstopper with another sharp right. RVD then grabs HBK and uses the Irish whip … to send Michaels RIGHT INTO THE STEEL STEPS BACK FIRST!!! HBK’s impact sends the top of the steps flying, and causes Michaels to convulse on the ground in pain. RVD quickly rolls under the bottom rope, and then back out again, breaking up the referee’s count. The look of determination on the face of Van Dam is one we usually don’t see from the mild-mannered ECW alumnus, while The Showstopper isn’t exactly himself either, turning over onto his stomach as he attempts to crawl away.

RVD won’t have it, however, and picks HBK up before he tosses Michaels under the bottom rope and back into the ring. Van Dam slides back in as well, while a fleeing Michaels turns over onto his ass and puts his hands up, while he scoots backward. The crowd boos the cowardly actions of The Showstopper, and Van Dam doesn’t give HBK a break, following him on in … ONLY TO BE PULLED IN, AND THEN THROWN OUT OF THE RING!!!

The crowd boos as Van Dam splats on the outside, and Michaels gets himself a much needed break, holding his back in pain, before he yells at the referee to “COUNT HIM OUT!” The ref begins to do just that, but once he gets up to a count of 4, Rob Van Dam has already begun getting up to his feet.

Frustrated, HBK lets out a sigh, and rolls out of the ring. Michaels jogs in place for a quick second or two, loosening his back up, before he grabs Van Dam and brings him back up to his feet … only to be driven BACK FIRST into the edge of the ring!! The crowd cheers once more, as RVD … basically … continues to DOMINATE Michaels here in the early going. Michaels shakes his head in pain, but before he can collapse to the canvas, RVD lifts him up and back into the ring, with Michaels head and neck sticking out from underneath the ropes, face down. RVD then climbs on top of the SmackDown announce table to a rousing ovation. Van Dam looks around at all the fans in attendance before doing his signature thumb taunt -- “ROB - VAN - DAM” -- and leaps off, GOING FOR HIS SPINNING LEG DROP ONTO A DANGLING MICHAELS -- BUT HBK MOVES OUT OF THE WAY, AND RVD CRASHES AND BURNS ON THE THINLY PADDED FLOOR!!!

The crowd groans, but their ‘pain’ is nothing compared to the pain that RVD is in at the moment, holding his right leg. Seeing an opening, Michaels attempts to shake off the pain, and rolls out of the ring. He grabs the hurt RVD, and quickly tosses him back into the ring. The Showstopper quickly follows him in, and covers Van Dam, hooking the far leg for leverage.

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…NO!

Van Dam kicks out, but goes right back to holding his leg. The Heartbreak Kid gets back up to his feet, still hurting, but grabs the right leg of RVD and delivers a hard kick to it, getting a bit of a groan out of Van Dam. HBK looks to the crowd and mouths, “I think he’s hurt”, with a cocky smile, before he turns RVD over, grabs his right leg, lifts it up, and slams his kneecap HARD into the canvas!! Van Dam immediately turns over, holding his knee in pain, while Michaels begins to get a bop in his step, feeling it now.

Michaels grabs the right leg of The Whole Dam Show one more time, and yanks on it a couple of times, smirking, before he drags RVD towards the corner, and slides out of the ring, still in control of the leg, however. Michaels pulls RVD towards the steel turn post, so that he now straddles the potential weapon. HBK looks to the crowd, then to the protesting referee, and then SLAMS THE RIGHT LEG of Van Dam against the STEEL!! Van Dam screams out in pain, and the crowd continues to boo The Showstopper, who rolls back into the ring … and begins to strut around to even more heat.

A loud “RVD” chant rings out in the Continental Airlines Arena, but Michaels pays them no mind, grabbing the right leg of Van Dam, and drags Mr. Monday Night back to the center of the ring. Michaels then squares himself up and drops an elbow right across the injured leg! The crowd boos, but HBK isn’t done yet, popping tight back up, keeping control of the leg, before dropping back down with another elbow across the hurt limb! Tully and J.R. note the strategy of Michaels, taking out one of Van Dam’s two most prolific offensive weapons.

HBK looks to the crowd, who respond by booing, and then Michaels begins to hop around the ring on one leg, which gets some thunderous heat for The Showstopper. The former Grand Slam Champion drags RVD up, and goes to Irish whip him into the corner … but Van Dam ends up crumbling to the ground after a couple of steps. Michaels begins laughing, as RVD continues to hold his leg in pain. The Showstopper then shakes his head, grabs Van Dam, brings him back to a vertical base again, and forces him backward into nearest corner. The Icon grabs the right leg of Van Dam and attempts to wrap it around the middle rope, wrenching it for all he’s worth! The referee counts to four, and Michaels breaks his grip just before the potential DQ.

HBK then attempts to go back to the leg … BUT VAN DAM POKES HIM IN THE EYE!! The audience lets out a loud pop, and the referee reprimands him, but it was all RVD could do to stay alive. Michaels holds his eye in pain, as RVD untangles his leg from the rope. HBK shakes it off and comes right back at Van Dam, only to be popped with a right hand!! Michaels staggers backward, shakes it off, and comes forward again … to be rocked with another right hand! This time, Michaels doesn’t get a chance to regain himself, as RVD follows that up with two more right hands, and then a quick left kick to the side of his head, using the ropes for balance! HBK takes a tumble, hitting the canvas, as RVD attempts to get his right leg back to a natural state.

The Showstopper gets back up to his feet, shakes off the blow to his head, and simply glares at Van Dam, who remains in the same position, back against the ropes. HBK and RVD stare at one another, Michaels with frustration, Van Dam with a bit of apprehension. And it’s … Michaels who makes the first move … CHARGING AT RVD … AND RVD THROWS A LEFT KICK … BUT MICHAELS DUCKS IT, and slides under the bottom rope to the outside!! RVD can’t react fast enough, and Michaels TRIPS him up!!

With a huge smirk on his face, Michaels grabs the legs of RVD and attempts to straddle him up against the steel turn post once more … but VAN DAM USES HIS FEET TO YANK MICHAELS’ HEAD FIRST INTO THE STEEL!!

New Jersey erupts as Michaels’ skull slams into the turn post, causing HBK to crumble on down to the canvas. Inside the ring, RVD lays out on the canvas, attempting to shake his leg loose, while on the outside, Michaels seems out of it, barely aware of his surroundings. After a dozen or so seconds, and a six count from the referee, HBK gets up on his hands and knees, while RVD uses the ropes to pull himself up. Finally, at the count of nine from the official, Michaels rolls back into the ring.

Michaels staggers up to his feet, and charges at RVD who leans up against the ropes. Van Dam spots him coming in, and DUMPS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE -- BUT MICHAELS LANDS ON THE APRON!! HBK quickly walks over, and climbs to the top turnbuckle, as RVD limps away from the ropes and turns around. Michaels LEAPS OFF, GOING FOR A CROSSBODY - BUT RVD MOVES AND HBK CRASHES AND BURNS!!

With Michaels down and out, holding his midsection in pain, RVD staggers back up to his feet, continuing to attempt to get his right leg straightened out. Soon enough, HBK gets back up to his feet, and RVD charges (as best he can) and takes The Showstopper down with a clothesline! The crowd comes alive as Michaels gets up once more, only to be taken down by another clothesline from RVD! HBK gets up once more, and this time, RVD grab his hand and shoots him off the ropes. Michaels comes back, and Van Dam takes him up and over with a back body drop! The sold-out arena continues to cheer RVD on, as his comeback is in full swing now.

RVD lifts Michaels back up to his feet, scoops him up, brings him towards the corner, and hits a front power slam! Van Dam pops back up, shakes his leg loose, leaps over Michaels, then onto the turnbuckle … AND HITS A SPLIT-LEGGED MOONSAULT!! The crowd roars for RVD’s first big move in a long while, while Van Dam hooks the far leg for the win!

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…NO!

Michaels barely kicks out! Both RVD and the crowd react disappointedly, but Van Dam stays on the attack, lifting Michaels up. RVD then grabs HBK and goes to shoot him into the corner, but Michaels counters the Irish whip and sends RVD in. The Showstopper then charges in, but Van Dam knocks him back with a stiff elbow to his jaw!! Van Dam then turns around, leaps onto the middle turnbuckle, and then jumps off, DRILLING MICHAELS WITH A KICK TO THE FACE!! HBK hits the canvas in a heap, damn near out cold, and Van Dam takes complete advantage, covering him again.

…1…
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…2…
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…NO!

HBK gets a shoulder up, surviving. RVD shakes his head, clearly disappointed, as he stands up, hands on his hips, thinking of his next move. He grabs Michaels, brings him back up to his feet, and hits him with another sharp right, backing him up into the corner. RVD then lifts HBK up and sits him on the turnbuckle, before rocking him with a couple forearm shots for good measure. RVD climbs onto the middle rope, and the audience responds appropriately, rising up to its feet. Van Dam takes it a step further, climbing up onto the top rope, and drills Michaels with a couple more shots … but Michaels fights back, punching Van Dam in the abdomen twice with his right hand! HBK then reaches up, and RAKES THE EYES of Van Dam, stunning him, before Michaels takes his boot, and SHOVES VAN DAM OFF THE TURNBUCKLE, SENDING THE ECW ALUMNUS CRASHING TO THE CANVAS BELOW!!

The crowd boos as a damaged Michaels has himself a look around the arena, hair in his face, look of determination in his eyes. HBK shakes any potential cobwebs loose, and takes his feet from off the middle turnbuckle, and onto either side of the top rope, perched. The crowd all watch as Michaels steadies himself on top turnbuckle … before he LEAPS OFF WITH THE FLYING ELBOW DROP … BUT RVD MOVES OUT OF THE WAY … AND HBK SPLATS ON THE CANVAS RIGHT ON HIS BACK!!! The crowd cheers, but Michaels isn’t as jubilant, rolling around on the ground in pain, clutching his surgically-repaired back.

While the fans in the arena chant his initials, Rob Van Dam stumbles back up to his feet after catching a very narrow break. RVD grabs Michaels and rolls him near the edge of the ring, onto his stomach, back exposed. Van Dam then shoots off the ropes, comes back, rolls on the ground, pops up, leaps up, flips and connects with the ROLLING THUNDER ONTO THE BACK OF MICHAELS!!! HBK lets out another YELP of pain, and the crowd erupts, with that huge move from Van Dam. RVD rolls Michaels over and covers him, hooking the far leg.

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THRE…NO!!

MICHAELS GRABS THE BOTTOM ROPE!!!

THAT gets a much more visual reaction out of RVD, who lets out a yell of frustration, mere seconds from pole-vaulting himself to the top of the Raw roster with a win over the five-time World Champion. RVD ferociously grabs Michaels, brings him up to his feet, and Irish whips him into the ropes with intensity. HBK comes sprinting back, and RVD goes to lift him up, but Michaels slips off of his shoulder. Van Dam turns around --

SWEET CHIN MUSIC!!!!!!!

The crowd responds with a LOUD mixed reaction, as, for the first time tonight, Michaels unleashes his devastating super kick, and it lays RVD out cold. Unfortunately for The Showstopper, he’s too worn out to capitalize from it, and he lays on the canvas right next to Van Dam. The referee glares at both competitors before he begins his double knockout count…

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

…and just like at Backlash…

…MICHAELS NIPS UP…

…AND GOES FOR SWEET CHIN MUSIC AGAIN…

…BUT VAN DAM DUCKS IT…

…and grabs Michaels from behind!! HBK performs a beautiful standing switch, and now has control of Van Dam. RVD charges forward, hits the ropes, and causes Michaels hold to break. The momentum sends HBK rolling backward on the ground, and back up to his feet. RVD turns around and charges, throwing a clothesline, but Michaels ducks it, bounces off of the ropes and takes Van Dam down with a clothesline! HBK grimaces in a pain a bit, but shakes it off as RVD gets back up to his feet. Michaels lifts him up, and hits an inverted atomic drop! HBK then shoots off the ropes, comes back, AND TAKES RVD DOWN WITH A FLYING FOREARM!!!

We all know it’s coming, and Michaels doesn’t drag it out, NIPPING BACK UP TO HIS FEET, to a huge mixed reaction!! Michaels is still quite clearly in pain though, favoring his back, as he steps out onto the apron. HBK ascends the turnbuckles, until he reaches the top … but Van Dam gets back up to his feet!!!

RVD moves forward, but Michaels sees him coming, and quickly climbs down, back onto the apron. Van Dam leaps onto the middle turnbuckle, and attempts to catch Michaels with a right boot, but Michaels drops down, acrobatically slides under the bottom rope, and back into the ring. RVD turns around on the turnbuckle, but before he can do anything, Michaels rocks Van Dam with a right hand, stunning him!

HBK then climbs up onto the middle turnbuckle, and looks to be putting RVD into position for a SUPERPLEX … but Van Dam fights with right hands!! HBK fights back, hitting Mr. Monday Night with a couple of hard right hands of his own!! The two ‘showstealers’ battle it out on the top turnbuckle … but it’s eventually Van Dam who gains the advantage, drilling HBK with a scintillating kick to the face, SENDING MICHAELS TUMBLING DOWN TO THE CANVAS!!

RVD then stands up on the top turnbuckle, and takes a look around at the thousands upon thousands of staring and cheering fans, before he stares back down at Michaels.

“THIS IS YOUR MOMENT!! THIS IS IT!! TAKE IT, ROB!!”

Sentiments of J.R. commentary as RVD gets set. Van Dam makes a motion upward, as if he’s leaping off … and Michaels rolls over onto his stomach, further out of the way, thinking he can avoid the ‘oncoming’ RVD. Van Dam doesn’t waste another second, and leaps off…

…THREE-FOURTHS THE LENGTH OF THE RING, HITTING A FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH RIGHT ACROSS THE BACK OF MICHAELS!!!!

THE ROOF COMES OFF THE ARENA, AS RVD HOLDS HIS STOMACH IN PAIN, MICHAELS CONVULSES ON THE GROUND, AND OUR COMMENTATORS GO CRAZY!!!! Van Dam then grabs Michaels, turns him over, and hooks both legs, as thousands chant along…

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…THREE!!!!!!

Winner - ROB VAN DAM via pinfall @ 17:23.

RVD BEATS HBK!!! The audience cheers wildly as Van Dam staggers back up to his feet, and raises his arms high in the air, after a damned impressive victory over the iconic superstar.

Jim Ross:
WHAT A VICTORY! WHAT A WIN FOR ROB VAN DAM!!

With Van Dam now gone from the ring, his music dieing down as well, Michaels sits up on the canvas. The crowd gives HBK a mixed reaction as he takes a moment to look around the arena, thinking about what just happened.

Jim Ross:
I don’t wanna go too far, but I think it may accurate. Rob Van Dam DOMINATED Shawn Michaels here tonight! Van Dam had more near falls, had more big maneuvers, and in the end, RVD has proven that he belongs in the main event!

The Showstopper lets out a sigh, shakes his head, and then gingerly rolls out of the ring, before he grimaces in pain while he walks to the backstage area.

Tully Blanchard:
RVD was on his game tonight, and Michaels simply wasn’t. You’ve gotta wonder how seriously Shawn Michaels took RVD here tonight. The Showstopper had his moments, like he always does, but he missed some big opportunities here tonight, because, in my estimation, he didn’t take Van Dam seriously enough; he’ll never make that mistake again, because RVD has shown that he belongs!


***



*Backstage - Ric Flair’s Locker Room*

Several referees and agents stand around looking down at the floor, disturbed looks on their faces. Stephanie McMahon, the general manager, soon trots in.

Stephanie McMahon:
All right, what’s so damn important? … Jesus Christ.

~ The camera pans down to show ‘The Nature Boy’ RIC FLAIR LAID OUT AND BLOODIED on his locker room floor, completely motionless. Naitch’s face is a complete crimson mask, and the blood has even gotten all over his upper body.

Stephanie McMahon:
Get the EMTs.

Dean Malenko:
They’re on their way.

Stephanie McMahon:
(Sighs) Somebody go find Batista and tell him.

~ The agents all look around at one another, nobody wanting to go do it, but Malenko eventually begins to leave the locker room. Steph turns to him.

Stephanie McMahon:
Dean.

~ Malenko turns around.

Stephanie McMahon:
Keep him calm. Last thing we need is for him to go around, beating the crap out of everyone he thinks had something to do with it.

Dean Malenko:
Maybe we shouldn’t tell him at all then.

Stephanie McMahon:
Yeah, so he can be pissed at us? I don’t think so.

~ Malenko nods, and heads out, as Steph kneels down beside Flair, disgusted by the amount of blood on his face.


***


*Backstage - Split Screen*

‘The Rated R Superstar’ Edge sits in a chair in his locker room next to Lita, who attempts to comfort her boyfriend, but it’s of no use as the WWE Champion grits his teeth and opens & closes his hands at a rapid pace, geared up and angry.

On the other side, ‘The Legend Killer’ Randy Orton stands stoically in thought, cold, calculating, but always confident, at all times.


***


Mickie/Victoria Video Package:
- WrestleMania 22 ~ Mickie James captures the Women’s Championship from her ‘idol,’ Trish Stratus, clean in the middle of the ring.

- Mickie goes onto DOMINATE the women’s division, beating each and every diva put in her path - but as her reign begins to get into double-digit month length, a new challenger begins to emerge - Victoria.

- Despite promising Victoria a title shot, Mickie does everything in her power to avoid defending the title against Vickie, and even managing to set Victoria up at Saturday Night’s Main Event, in a match against Trish Stratus.

- At SNME, Victoria plows through the most revered of her generation, Trish Stratus, in six minutes. After the match, Victoria stares down at Trish and doesn’t see Mickie slide into the ring with the Women’s Title. Mickie rears back … but Victoria spins around, almost in flash and stares Mickie right in the eyes. A look of unequivocal fear comes over the face of the Women’s Champion as she slowly rolls out of the ring, with Victoria not taking an eye off her - both women now knowing where they stand.

- A match between the Mickie and Victoria is set for WrestleMania 23.

- Two weeks before WrestleMania, both Mickie and Victoria have a sit-down interview with J.R., in which Ross brings up Mickie’s ducking of Victoria.

Mickie James:
I wasn’t ducking anybody, J.R. On Raw a couple of weeks ago, I had a severe shoulder injury and I was counted out because of it. I would NEEEEVER get myself intentionally counted out, especially against a good friend of mine. I’m an honest champion … and you wouldn’t call me a liar, would you, J.R.?

Jim Ross:
I certainly wouldn’t do that. (Turns away from Mickie and towards Vickie)Victoria, let me ask you, you’ve beaten some of the best divas in this company - from Trish Stratus, to Lita, to Molly Holly and down the line. What does it mean for you to head into WrestleMania 23 and challenge Mickie James, your “friend” for the Women’s Championship?

Victoria:
As-

Mickie James:
What do you mean “friend”!? Are you saying that we’re not friends!? I think you’re calling me a liar, J.R.! (Getting out of her chair and into Ross’ face once more)I DON’T LIKE BEING CALLED A LIAR, J.R.!!

*Victoria gets out of her seat and grabs Mickie, sitting her in her chair with authority!! Victoria then takes her right hand, puts on the chin of the Women’s Champion, and gets right in Mickie’s frightened face as she speaks. Ross watches on nervously as Vickie talks to the psychotic, though terrified champion*

Victoria: You have been pissing me off for weeks. Fake injuries, fake promises, fake friendship. I’m done with it all. I want - (Mickie struggles to get free but Vickie tightens up her grip on her lovely chin) - I want what you promised me … and I’m going to get what you promised me at WrestleMania 23. So you can leave the phony hugs and kisses at home, ‘cause I’m not buying it. At WrestleMania 23, I’m gonna TAKE that Women’s Championship. See you in a couple of weeks.

*Victoria slowly lets go of Mickie’s face before turning and storming away, leaving Mickie breathing heavily and looking quite a bit nervous*

- At WrestleMania 23, the two divas put on a tremendous title match up - one of the best women’s matches in WWE history, but the finish is more than tarnished, as BETH PHOENIX makes her return, and grabs Vickie, allowing Mickie to give her the Goodnight Kiss, before leveling her, and picking up the win.

Jim Ross:
Victoria has been screwed out of the Women’s Championship here tonight, and Mickie James will head past the full ONE YEAR mark in her Women’s Title reign.

- Victoria and a slew of other divas all look to get a shot at Mickie, but James’ dodging of defending the title, alongside the backup of Beth Phoenix, makes it almost impossible.

- Finally, in a six-woman tag team match, a Widow’s Peak from Victoria to Mickie allows Maria to pin the Women’s Champion. While it wasn’t Vicky who beat the champion, it becomes apparent that she can put Mickie down for three … and Mickie knows it.

- James struggles in her title defense against the clearly less talented Maria at Vengeance, but does manage to pick up the win; the same night, Victoria gains retribution by defeating Beth Phoenix, and two other divas, earning a second shot at Mickie James.

- In another six-woman tag, Victoria does just what Mickie fears she could, PINS MICKIE, after the Widow’s Peak.

Jim Ross:
Victoria just pinned Mickie, and Victoria continues to roll!! But you’ve got to be asking yourself, after Mickie’s VERY lackluster performance last night, is this title reign of hers running out of gas … and on borrowed time?

- Mickie’s fear isn’t assuaged when Victoria begins to dominate the division like no other, pinning Stratus, Phoenix, and Gail Kim in CONSECUTIVE weeks.

Jim Ross: No offense to Ms. James sitting by us, in shock quite frankly, but we may be seeing the most impressive WWE diva to EVER walk through these halls!

- After the match with Beth, Mickie attempts to take Vicky down, but she takes both Mickie and Beth out, before heading back up the ramp.

Jerry Lawler:
…………What the hell are we seeing, J.R.? Seriously, this is getting a little scary.

Jim Ross: What we’re seeing is a WWE Diva who is in her prime, who is geared up, ready to go, looking for that elusive Women’s Championship, looking to end Mickie’s DOMINANCE of the title, and Victoria may just be the most driven and focused WWE superstar, male OR female, on the ENTIRE WWE roster.

- Knowing that drastic measures must be taken, Mickie ends up in a wheel chair with an apparent knee injury, making any match up with Victoria doubtful. Vickie, however, isn’t buying it.

Victoria:
I’ve spent the last five years of my career watching bimbos with less talent and less heart continuously get the shots, get the opportunities, get everything that I should have gotten. First, it was Stratus and Lita, then Christy Hemme and a bunch of other no-name divas, and now … Mickie James? (Vicky looks down with an expression that could kill)Mickie James is gonna be allowed to get away with whatever she wants? Even after a year plus long title reign, the WWE is going to let Mickie James play keep-away with the Women’s Championship? I’m more than upset. I’m pissed off … but I’m gonna do something about it. (Victoria grabs the sides of Mickie’s wheelchair and pulls her in REAL close, damn near nose-to-nose. Mickie looks scared stiff, as Beth and Coach are almost frozen by the sudden change of events. Vicky takes her right hand and brushes some of the hair out of Mickie’s face…) Mickie … I let you get away from me once at WrestleMania …(Victoria’s hand drifts from Mickie’s hair to James’ cheek; Mickie remains motionless, scared) But I want you to listen to me… (Victoria then forcefully snatches Mickie by the jaw)…………… It’s over.

- During a tag team match, Mickie watches from her wheelchair, as Vicky teams with Gail Kim to take on Beth Phoenix and Trish Stratus. Beth attempts to take off, but Vicky hits her with a STEEL CHAIR, and then looks at Mickie…

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!

- After a couple of weeks of “negotiating,” Mickie-Vicky II is set up for SummerSlam -- with several stipulations, however; There’s a ten-minute time limit, all outside parties are banned from ringside, and most importantly … if Victoria loses or time runs out, she will NEVER get another shot at the Women’s Title.

- Desperate and in a panic, Mickie and Beth enlist the help of James’ archrival, Trish Stratus, and the threesome, obliterate Victoria in her locker room, giving the raven-haired diva a concussion.

- Victoria shows her incredible toughness, missing only one Raw, before returning, interrupting a Mickie-Beth beat down of the ‘untrained’ divas.

Jim Ross:
Victoria is here in the building!! Business has just picked up!!

Jerry Lawler: SummerSlam’s here early!!

*After a scuffle between most of the divas involved … *Rapid-fire shots of Mickie giving Vickie and other divas the Goodnight Kiss* … Victoria gives MICKIE THE GOODNIGHT KISS*


***


***OBSESSION***

The crowd gives a strong mixed reaction, as the Women’s Champion
MICKIE JAMES steps out onto the stage, clutching her title, not nearly as bubbly and cheerful as she’s been for many of her title defenses, but nervous, just like she was for the first match against Victoria, and almost every week since.


Lillian Garcia:
The following contest is scheduled for one fall with a ten minute time limit, and it is for the WWE Women’s Championship!! If the challenger loses, it will be her last chance at the Women’s Championship. Introducing first, from Richmond, Virginia … she is the WWE Women’s Champion … MICKIE JAMES!!!


Mickie steps into the ring, and takes a deep breath, before she goes to a corner, and puts her face down in the turnbuckle pad.


Jim Ross:
Mickie James has established herself as the Queen Bee of the women’s division in the sixteen months that she has reigned as the Women’s Champion of the WWE, she may go down as the most dominant diva in this federation’s history, but Victoria has and is challenging that legacy.

Tully Blanchard:
Victoria and Mickie are equals, Jim. In this ring, each can do what the other does, and do it well. The difference is, Victoria is hungry, Victoria wants to prove to the world that she is the best in the business. I don’t know if we could say the same for Mickie right now. No confidence whatsoever. Seems to me that she just wants to hold on to the belt.

Jim Ross:
That may just be the best strategy for her tonight. Ten minutes in the ring with Victoria, ten minutes and Victoria will be out of her hair forever, NEVER allowed to challenge for the Women’s Title ever again.


***DON’T MESS WITH***

VICTORIA steps out onto the stage, and the crowd gives the raven-haired diva a STRONG ovation. Vicky doesn’t even bother taking in the atmosphere, and instead, continues on down to the ring.


Lillian Garcia:
And her opponent … the challenger … from Los Angeles, California … VICTORIAAA!!!

Victoria steps into the ring, and eyes up James, who hasn’t moved her head up from the turnbuckle pad.

Jim Ross:
Even with it all on the line, Victoria looks as cool as ever, always focused, always ready for the task at hand, and the task tonight is simple: Beat Mickie James in ten minutes or less. Because if she doesn’t. If she fails, if she loses, if time runs out, it is her very last dance for the gold.

Tully Blanchard:
I’m ready for this one, the most anticipated rematch in the history of the women’s division; Mickie versus Victoria Two.

Jim Ross:
And we’re just about ready to get this one on the road.


While Victoria waits, Mickie lifts her head from off of the turnbuckle and wipes her eyes again, before turning around to meet her maker challenger.


*Bell Rings*



Women’s Championship; Victoria’s Last Chance; 10 Minute Time Limit:
Mickie James
defends against Victoria

The clock begins ticking as the two top divas in the company meet in the ring. Mickie looks up, turns around, and wears a look of general concern, while Vickie looks ready to get on top of things here and now. The challenger moves towards the Women’s Champion…but Mickie rolls out of the ring!!!

The crowd boos the cowardly actions of James, but Victoria stays focused, rolling out of the ring as well!! Mickie takes off around ringside with Vicky in tow, before The Mick slides right back into the ring!! Vicky follows, but Mickie slides under the bottom rope on the opposite side of the ring!! More boos ring out, as the frustration of Vicky becomes apparent, as she kicks the bottom rope, and takes a look up at the clock on the tron which reads 9:17.

James stays on her toes, ready to take off at a moment’s notice, while Victoria angrily glares at her opponent. Suddenly, VICTORIA CHARGES FORWARD- and Mickie takes off- BUT VICKY NEVER LEAVES THE RING! When Mickie turns the corner, Vicky slides under the bottom rope, AND FLATTENS THE CHAMPION WITH A CLOTHESLINE!!!

The crowd cheers ‘Queen’ Victoria on, as, one minute into the contest, Vickie finally grabs a hold of Mickie and tosses her into the ring. Mickie turns over onto her hands and knees, and attempts to crawl away as Vickie rolls in. Victoria quickly stands over the top of Mickie, and reaches down, before looking to apply a REAR NAKED CHOKE!!
James reaches out for the ropes, but can’t grab a hold of them! Mickie gets up to her feet, Vicky’s grip still intact…and quickly begins moving backward, before SLAMMING Vicky’s back against the turnbuckle- but Vicky won‘t let go!! Mickie moves out of the corner, AND SLAMS HER A SECOND TIME, causing Vicky’s grip to break!

The gorgeous Women’s Champion takes a couple of steps out of the corner and clutches her throat in pain, before looking up at the clock, which reads 8:21. Mickie’s face drops a bit, frustrated that less than two minutes has passed…but she doesn’t get a chance to fret for too long AS VICKIE GRABS HER BY THE HAIR AND YANKS HER RIGHT BACK INTO THE HOLD!!

The crowd roars for the tenaciousness of the #1 contender, as Mickie attempts to grab her arm and get some air. Vicky’s grip is airtight though, and there’s nothing Mickie can do besides fade away. Or so we think. Mickie charges forward AND DIVES THROUGH THE ROPES, CAUSING BOTH HER AND VICTORIA TO SPLAT ON THE FLOOR!!!

The crowd groans with empathy as the two lovely but tough divas lie on the canvas, with Mickie desperately doing everything in her power to hold onto the belt she’s already held onto for sixteen months. Seconds later, Mickie struggles back up to her feet, and looks to climb back into the ring … only to have her leg grabbed by Victoria!! James looks behind her, and uses her other foot to kick Vickie in the face, breaking her grip!

Mickie turns around, grabs Victoria and lifts her back up to her feet. Ms. James looks to shoot VICKIE INTO THE STEEL STEPS - BUT VICTORIA LEAPS ON TOP OF THEM, showing incredible skill and balance!! The crowd “oohs” and “ahs,” but Mickie quickly runs over, and SWEEPS VICKIE, CAUSING HER TO FALL BACK-FIRST ONTO THE STEEL STEPS WITH A SICKENING THUD!!!

Vicky crumbles to the floor, as the crowd groans, and our commentators mention Victoria’s concussion that she suffered at the hands of Mickie and company. Smelling blood, James lifts Vicky up and rolls her into the ring, before she follows her in as well. Mickie immediately tops Victoria, hooking the far leg.


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Victoria gets her shoulder up! Frustrated, Mickie goes for another cover, hooking BOTH legs for leverage.


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Victoria kicks out again, and Mickie can’t believe it, letting out a frustrated yell at the referee. James then has herself a look at the clock, which reads 6:35.

Mickie tops Victoria and then begins to wail away on Vicky with hard right hands to the face, letting out a screech after each and every blow! The Women’s Champion then lifts Vicky back up to her feet, before she shoots her into a corner with the Irish whip! Mickie charges ahead, following her in, but Vickie is ready for her, drilling Mickie with both feet to the face!! Mickie stumbles out of the corner, and Victoria charges ahead, looking for a right, but Mickie ducks it! The two face up once more, and Mickie throws a right of her own, but Vicky ducks it, and then LEVELS MICKIE WITH A SAVATE KICK!!

The crowd begins to wake up, letting out cheers, as Victoria lifts Mickie back up to a vertical base. Vicky then begins to pepper the Women’s Champion with overhand rights to the face, continuing to roll!! Vickie grabs Mickie and shoots her into the ropes with an Irish whip. James comes back, and Victoria drops down into a split, allowing Mickie to leap over her, hitting the ropes once more. Vickie leans back, and once Mickie comes back, Victoria takes her over with a MONKEY FLIP!!

With the crowd cheering, James gets up, holding her backside, as Victoria is up as well. Mickie stumbles around, and Victoria scoops her up, and slams her to the canvas with a body slam! Vickie then moves over, turns her back to Mickie, and gets set, before she backflips, DRILLING MICKIE WITH A STANDING MOONSAULT!! LATERAL PRESS…


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Mickie kicks out! Vickie takes a quick look at the clock which reads 5:15, before she lifts Mickie back up to the feet. Vicky shoots Mickie into the corner, before charging in, BUT MICKIE WRAPS HER LEGS AROUND VICTORIA’S THROAT!!!

Victoria struggles to get free as Mickie attempts to CHOKE THE LIFE out of her with legs!! After a second or two, Mickie comes out of the corner, looking to take Victoria down with a MICKIE-RANA - BUT VICTORIA ACTUALLY FLIPS WITH THE MANEUVER, LANDING ON HER FEET!!!

Mickie gets back up to her feet, look of shock on her face, but she soon recovers and charges at the number one contender! Vicky catches her coming in with a boot, and looks for the Irish whip into the corner, but Mickie counters, and sends Vickie in! Victoria recovers, and leaps onto the middle turnbuckle, before LEAPING OFF, AND DRILLS MICKIE WITH A MOONSAULT AND A COVER!!!


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MICKIE KICKS OUT!!! Victoria groans as does the crowd, but the challenger stays on the attack, quickly lifting Mickie up to her feet. Feeling the title in her grasp, Vickie looks to shoot Mickie into the ropes, but James counters the Irish whip again. Vicky comes back and Mickie quickly lifts her up AND HITS HER WITH A TILT-A-WHIRL BACKBREAKER!!! Vickie plops onto the canvas, as Mickie quickly covers her, hooking the far leg.


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Victoria gets a shoulder up! Mickie looks at the clock, and sees a little less than four minutes left in the contest, before Vickie is out of her hair for good! Mick gets up to her feet, running her hands through her hair, before she reaches down to lift Vicky up - but Victoria LIFTS HER UP INTO A FIREMAN’S CARRY! The crowd cheers as Mickie flails her arms and Victoria LOOKS TO HIT A SPINNING SIDE SLAM - BUT MICKIE LANDS ON HER FEET!!!

Mickie then kicks Victoria in the gut, and tucks her under her arm. James lets out a loud screech, LOOKING FOR THE MICKIE-DT - BUT VICTORIA COUNTERS INTO AN OVERHEAD RELEASE NORTHERN LIGHT’S SUPLEX!!!

The crowd roars as Victoria, knowing time is of the essence, immediately gets up, turns Mickie over onto her stomach, and MUSCLES HER OFF THE CANVAS - BEFORE SHE PLANTS HER WITH THE BLACK WIDOW FACEBUSTER!!!! The crowd roars as Mickie splats on the canvas and Vickie turns the champion over, hooking the far leg as she covers.


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MICKIE KICKS OUT AGAIN!!

The crowd lets out a sigh of disapproval and for the first time in many weeks, Vickie’s face shows that of concern and disappointment, as she looks up at the clock, which reads 2:54. Vicky reaches down and grabs Mickie, bringing her up and between her legs. Victoria then lifts Mickie up - INTO POSITION FOR THE DEVASTATING WIDOW’S PEAK - BUT MICKIE COUNTERS INTO A SUNSET FLIP!!!


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Vicky kicks out! Both divas get back up to their feet, looking to put this thing away as the seconds tick away. Mickie and Vickie both throw a right boot, catching the other in the gut, which causes both to keel over! Mickie is the first to recover, and quickly reaches out to grab the hand of Victoria. The champion looks to shoot the challenger into the corner with the Irish whip, but Victoria counters, sending Mickie in!! Vickie charges in, but Mickie WRAPS HER LEGS AROUND THE NECK OF VICKY!!
Mickie then takes a deep breath … AND THEN TAKES VICTORIA DOWN WITH THE MICKIE-RANA!!!

Victoria lands on the canvas as Mickie pops back up to her feet, ready to go. She reaches down, grabs Vicky, and, without hesitating for a split second, leaps up - AND DRILLS VICTORIA WITH THE MICKIE-DT!!!! The crowd lets out a sigh of disappointment (while many cheer), and Mickie quickly floats over for the lateral press!!!


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VICKY GETS A FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!!!

The crowd EXPLODES into cheers as Mickie sits up on her knees and simply looks at the referee, having been completely exhausted, physically and mentally, by the tenacity of the most feared challenger during her sixteen month long reign. Mickie takes a look at the clock, which now reads 1:31. James’ hands once again begin to shake, just like they did earlier tonight, with a little over a minute to go.

Mickie has herself a deep breath, before getting up to her feet, adjusting her skirt on the way up. James then backs up into the corner…and does nothing, as she smartly waits on Victoria to get up (and the clock to run down). Vicky gets up, dazed and confused after the Mickie-DT, and somehow manages to get all the way back up to a vertical base. James comes out of the corner, AND THROWS A SPINNING BACK KICK- BUT VICKY DUCKS IT…AND ROLLS MICKIE UP INTO A SCHOOL BOY!!!


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Mickie kicks out, eyes wide, and both divas get back up to their feet … ONLY TO HAVE VICKY ROLL MICKIE UP INTO A SMALL PACKAGE!!!


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Mickie kicks out, with less than a minute now on the clock!! James and Victoria both get up once more, and Mickie gets proactive, throwing a right hand, but Vicky ducks it, AND GETS MICKIE IN A BACKSLIDE!!!


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MICKIE KICKS OUT AGAIN!!

THIRTY SECONDS LEFT!!!

As both women get up to their feet, crowd buzzing, they look at the clock…AND MICKIE LOOKS TO LEAVE THE RING- BUT VICKIE GRABS HER, BRINGING HER BACK!! Victoria then shoots her into the corner and charges in, but Mickie gets her feet up, staggering Vickie!! James turns around and…climbs to the top turnbuckle?!? MICKIE LEAPS OFF…BUT VICKY KICKS HER IN THE GUT!!!

Vicky grabs Mickie- AND GIVES HER THE GOODNIGHT KISS!!!

NJ roars loudly while Mickie’s eyes widen, and VICKIE TUCKS HER!! VICKY LIFTS HER UP…………AND HITS THE WIDOW’S PEAK~!!!!!

WASTING NO TIME, VICTORIA COVERS MICKIE!!!


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WINNER - AND NEW WOMEN’S CHAMPION - VICTORIA @ 9:59.

FINALLY … WITH ONE SECOND LEFT … IT’S OVER!!! Victoria FINALLY captures the Women’s Champion, ending the sixteen month long reign of Mickie James!!

Jim Ross:
Bah Gawd, she did it!!! Victoria is the Women’s Champion!!!

Tully Blanchard:
What a match that was, and at the very last second, the final hour so to speak, Victoria managed to finish her off, and end the epic reign of Mickie James!

Jim Ross:
We thought it would happen at WrestleMania, then when it didn’t happen we thought she might never get another opportunity, but here tonight at SummerSlam, with all the marbles on the line, Victoria’s absolute last chance, ten minute time limit, Victoria has won the Women’s Title! What a moment!

As the crowd stands and applauds, the referee hands Vicky the title, and the usually stoic diva drops to her knees in appreciation as she stares at the title. Meanwhile, Mickie hasn’t moved off of her back, simply covering her face with her hands…

Jim Ross:
I’d never describe Mickie James as a stable individual, but she managed to hold onto the Women’s Title for sixteen months, WELL over a year. What will she do now? What is next for Mickie James?

Tully Blanchard:
I don’t know, J.R., but I’ll say this, we’ll ALL be watching.

Victoria rolls out of the ring, and heads back up the entrance ramp with a smile on her face, while the fans continue to cheer her on.


***


*Backstage - Parking Lot*

Pinned on a stretcher, Ric Flair is loaded up and into an ambulance, while Stephanie McMahon, her crew, and several wrestlers watch on. The doors are closed shut, and banged on, giving the signal to drive away.


***


***LONDON CALLING***

The crowd lets out a great ovation as the #1 contenders for the tag team titles of SmackDown,
THE HOOLIGANS, step out onto the stage side by side. Paul London and Brian Kendrick look at one another, let out a deep sigh, and then nod, before the two sprint down to the ring.


Tony Chimel:
The following contest is a TWO OUT OF THREE FALLS MATCH, and it is for the WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP!!! Introducing first … the challengers … weighing in at a combined weight of 385 pounds, PAUL LONDON AND BRIAN KENDRICK … THE HOOOOOLIGANS!!!!


London and Kendrick slide into the ring, quickly taking a turnbuckle, before backflipping off, which gets another nice pop from the crowd, as the two youngsters look ready to regain their titles.


Joey Styles:
These guys were once the crème de la crème of the WWE’s tag team division; young, fresh, devil-may-care style of wrestling, but since this year started, you could feel the momentum begin to shift from the Hooligans to the Carolina Connection.

Tazz:
And it was last month, where it became official, and we got ourselves new tag team champions. The Hooligans want back on the mountain top, they want their belts back, and they’re damn sue gonna have to earn em back here tonight,


***FIRESTORM***

The crowd EXPLODES into cheers as
THE CAROLINA CONNECTION enter the arena. Shelton Benjamin and Gregory Helms have their WWE Tag Team Championship belts strapped around their waists, and smirks on their faces.


Tony Chimel:
And their opponents … … weighing in at a combined weight of 445 pounds … they are the WWE Tag Team Champions … GREGORY HELMS AND SHELTON BENJAMIN… THE CAROLINA CONNECTION!!!!


The audience continues to cheer rabidly as Benjamin and Helms climb into the ring, and each take a turnbuckle, unstrap their title belts and raise them up into the air.


Michael Cole:
You kinda run out of words when trying to describe how good these two actually are.

Tazz:
I’ve got six words to describe ‘em: Best team in the free world. Ever since WrestleMania, these two have turned on the gas and they haven’t looked back for one single, solitary second. It’s gonna take the wrath of God to take the belts off these two guys.

Joey Styles:
Well, if anybody’s gonna bring it, it’ll be London and Kendrick. And if they were gonna bring it, it’d be tonight.


*Bell Rings*



WWE Tag Team Championship; 2 out of 3 Falls Match:
The Carolina Connection
defends against The Hooligans

The referee calls for the bell, as Paul London and Shelton Benjamin, the legal men, begin to circle one another in the ring. Kendrick leaps down off of the apron, while London and Benjamin tie up with one another. Spanky GRABS ONE OF THE TITLE BELTS from the timekeeper and slides in, while Benjamin goes behind London. Kendrick then CHARGES forward and London ducks down, allowing Kendrick to BLAST BENJAMIN IN THE HEAD WITH THE TITLE BELT!!!

Helms shakes off the initial shock, and angrily enters the ring only to be LEVELED WITH A BELT SHOT FROM KENDRICK AS WELL!!! The crowd furiously boos the usually fan-friendly Hooligans, and the referee calls for the bell, disqualifying L&K, giving the first decision to the champions.

First Fall - The Carolina Connection at 0:35 via DQ.

Kendrick tosses the belt from the ring, and then lifts Helms up, before he tosses him from the ring as well! With Helms down and out on the outside, Spanky climbs back out onto the apron, only to be tagged in by London. Kendrick steps back in, lifts the dazed Benjamin back up to his feet, grabs him and then runs to the corner, before DRILLING BENJAMIN WITH THE SLICED BREAD #2!!!

Kendrick takes a quick look outside of the ring, and once he sees that Helms is still out, he tags London, who climbs to the top turnbuckle. The crowd gives the former tag team champion a mixed reaction as he gets himself set … and then LEAPS OFF, FLATTENING BENJAMIN WITH A 450 SPLASH!!! London hooks both legs, as the referee makes the cover.

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Second Fall - The Hooligans at 1:27 via pinfall.

The crowd gives a mixed reaction, leaning towards heat, as London and Kendrick use the “Brock Lesnar Strategy” in an attempt to regain the tag team titles. Unlike the infamous iron man match, this match is now effectively ONE FALL TO A FINISH, and The Connection aren’t exactly in the best shape at the moment. London’s not done, however, and gets down to cover Benjamin once again to regain the titles!

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Shelton BARELY gets a shoulder up to save the titles, getting a nice pop from the crowd! London remains undeterred, and lifts Benjamin up to his feet, before he tosses him into the corner of the challengers. London follows him in, rears back and drills Benji with a couple of right handed forearms, rocking him! L then reaches up and tags in K, who comes into the ring with tenacity on his face. He too drills Benjamin with forearms to the face, but Kendrick has a bit more oomph in his blows, brought on by his dislike of Shelton’s arrogance. Spanky then walks a bit towards the opposite corner of the ring, towards Helms, who struggles up onto the apron … only to be BLASTED with a right hand from Kendrick, sending him sprawling back on down to the floor on the outside!!

The crowd boos the actions of Kendrick, but Spanky couldn’t give a crap at the moment, too worried about the gold. Kendrick gets set, then charges ahead, and DRILLS Benjamin with a stiff running forearm to the face!! Shelton’s head rocks back, as Kendrick reaches up and tags in his partner. Spanky doesn’t immediately leave, however, and instead grabs Benjamin, pulls him out of the corner, towards the middle of the ropes, before he shoots him off with the Irish whip. As London comes in and Benji comes back, Kendrick catches Shelton with a drop toe hold!! London then shoots off of the ropes, and drills Benjamin with a dropkick to the face!! London quickly covers him again, looking for the three.

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HELMS breaks it up!! Angry, London quickly gets back up to his feet, knees Helms in the gut, and tosses him from the ring AGAIN, but this time, Helms lands on his feet. The former Cruiserweight Champion slides back into the ring, and looks to attack London, but the referee holds the illegal man back! With the ref distracted, Kendrick enters the ring, and with his partner, lifts Benjamin up. The young tandem then quickly plants Shelton with a TANDEM VERTICAL SUPLEX, before Kendrick rolls back out of the ring!

Instead of going for another cover, London drags Benjamin towards the Hooligans’ corner, lifts him back up to his feet, scoops him up, and then plants him with a body slam! London reaches up again and tags in Kendrick. Spanky doesn’t come in the ring the old-fashioned way, however, and instead, VAULTS over the top rope, and DRILLS BENJAMIN WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE ABDOMEN!!!

The crowd groans in pain along with Benjamin, but Kendrick ain’t done just yet, and lifts Shelton back up to a vertical base. Spanky then rears back, and drills Benjamin with a roundhouse-like kick to the midsection, keeling him over in pain! Kendrick then locks in a front chancery of sorts, holding Shelton in place, while London tags himself in. London climbs up to the top turnbuckle, and then leaps off, CRUSHING BENJAMIN’S BACK WITH THE MUSHROOM STOMP!!!! Kendrick leaves the ring, and London quickly drags Shelton out of the corner, and towards the middle of the ring, before turning him over, and covers.

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Benjamin kicks out, though immediately holds his ribs, as London gets up to his feet, a bit frustrated. The former CW Champion rears back and delivers a sharp kick to the side of Benjamin, getting a groan from the crowd and a yelp from Benjamin! London then grabs Shelton and lifts him back up to his feet, before shooting him off the ropes. Benjamin comes back, and London lifts him up, before hitting a INVERTED ATOMIC DROP!! Shelton holds himself in pain, but London doesn’t let up, quickly leaping up before he drills Benjamin with a HURRICANRANA, taking him down!!!

The crowd gives a bit of a cheer, but mostly boos for London, as he lifts Benjamin back up, brings him toward the corner, and tags in Kendrick. London doesn’t leave the ring, however, and both Hooligans bring Shelton towards the middle of the ropes, before shooting him into the ropes. The two expect Shelton to come back, but Benji wraps his arms around the top rope, stopping his momentum!

London charges in first, but Benjamin takes his boot, and drives it into his face, knocking him down!! The crowd roars, but Kendrick isn’t nearly as happy, and charges forward as well, but Shelton takes him and TOSSES HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE - BUT KENDRICK LANDS ON HIS FEET ON THE APRON!! Benjamin walks away a bit, towards the middle of the ring, but soon turns around. Spanky SPRINGBOARDS off the top, over Benjamin, looking for a SUNSET FLIP - but Shelton refuses to go over!! London gets back up to his feet, gets in front of Shelton, leaps up, and DRILLS HIM WITH DROPSAULT, CAUSING HIM TO GO OVER INTO THE SUNSET FLIP!!

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HELMS BREAKS IT UP!!! The crowd cheers Helms on, while the ref tries to get Helms out of the ring, but Greg won’t have it, not this time. He angrily grabs London, drills the superstar with a couple of hard rights hands, and then tosses him from the ring!! The crowd roars as Helms finally gets in a shot on one of the challengers. The referee attempts to reprimand Helms, but the white half of the champions pays him no mind, flailing his arm at him, before heading back out onto the apron.

Inside, Kendrick grabs Benjamin and looks to lift him back up … but Shelton drills him with a right hand to the gut! The crowd begins to buzz, as Benjamin begins to show signs of life. Kendrick attempts to nix it, hitting him with a shot to the back, but Shelton fires right back with a right hand to the face! Kendrick looks to retaliate with a right of his own, but Benjamin blocks it, and hits one more … then another … then another … and then a fourth in a row! The crowd is really behind Mr. Benjamin, and, feeling it, Shelton hits the ropes. He comes back, but Spanky quickly goes low, hitting one half of the champions with a boot to the gut, stopping his momentum! Kendrick then hits off the ropes, but Benjamin throws a KICK - only to have his foot caught by Kendrick!! Spanky lets out a grin, a premature grin, as he spins Benjamin around, ONLY TO BE DRILLED WITH THE DRAGON WHIP!!!

The crowd completely EXPLODES, shooting up out of its collective seats, as both Kendrick and Benjamin lie out on the canvas! A loud “CON-NEC-TION” chant begins to ring out around the arena as Benjamin turns around, and crawls toward his corner, while Kendrick, instead of crawling for his corner, turns and crawls after Benjamin. Soon enough, Spanky grabs a hold of his leg. The crowd boos as Kendrick and Benjamin work their way back up to a vertical base, with Kendrick still in control of Shelton’s leg, only to have BENJAMIN HIT HIM WITH AN EZUIGIRI, TAKING HIM DOWN AGAIN!!!

For the second time in a row, Kendrick is taken out from a boot from Benjamin, and Shelton reaches up, LOOKING TO TAG IN A STRETCHING HELMS … BUT HE CAN’T QUITE REACH HIM!!! Shelton takes a couple of deep breaths, getting motivated, while the crowd cheers him on, and LUNGES FOR HELMS - BUT LONDON PULLS HELMS DOWN OFF THE APRON!!!

The crowd boos furiously, while Helms throws a clothesline at London. London ducks it, leaps up, and DRILLS him with a jumping heel kick to the face!! As London heads back to his apron, the disappointment of just missing the tag to his partner seems to have taken the wind out of Benjamin’s sails, and Kendrick capitalizes on it, quickly mounting the back of Shelton and begins to hammer away on the back of his head and neck!!

While Helms slowly begin to recover on the outside, Kendrick gets up to his feet, grabs a hold of Benjamin’s legs, and drags him back toward the corner of the challengers. Spanky reaches up and tags in London. While Helms gets back onto the apron, The Hooligans lift Benjamin up, bring him toward the center of the ring and shoot him off. Shelton comes back, and THE HOOLIGANS LOOK FOR A DOUBLE HIP TOSS - BUT SHELTON LANDS ON HIS FEET!!! The former golden gopher then shoots off the ropes once more. The Hooligans go for a DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE, but Benjamin ducks under it, bounces off the ropes once more, leaps up, AND TAKES BOTH DOWN WITH A DOUBLE FLYING CLOTHESLINE!!!!

The crowd roars once more, and this time, the fans REALLY come alive as the time is now if Benjamin wants to make the tag. Shelton doesn’t waste much time, as he rolls on the ground - AND FINALLY MAKES THE HOT TAG TO HELMS!!!!

New Jersey ERUPTS as Helms comes in like a house of fire! London is the first person up, and the first person down, as Helms drills him with a clothesline! He then quickly follows that up by taking down Kendrick with a clothesline as well! London gets up and Helms quickly grabs him, tosses him into the ropes, and then drills him with a BIG BACK BODY DROP once he comes back!!! Kendrick charges at Helms, looking for a clothesline, but Helms ducks it, and then DRILLS SPANKY WITH A SUPERKICK, SENDING HIM TUMBLING THROUGH THE ROPES!!!

Helms smiles, but he’s soon drilled in the back by London shot! London then spins him around and goes to shoot him into the ropes, but Helms counters the Irish whip and sends London in. As soon as London hits the ropes, Benjamin hits him with a knee to the spine!! He staggers away from the ropes, while Benjamin enters the ring, and Helms kicks London in the gut, before delivering a nasty right hand, which spins him around!! Helms drops down to a knee while Benjamin lifts London up, and then DRIVES HIM STOMACH-FIRST ONTO HELMS’ KNEE, HITTING AN ASSISTED GUTBUSTER!!! The crowd gasps while Benjamin leaves the ring, and London clutches his stomach in pain. Helms quickly covers him, hooking the far leg!!

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Kendrick breaks it up!!

Shelton re-enters the ring, and drills Kendrick with a right hand, knocking him back into the corner, while Helms lifts London up, and drags him to the opposite corner. Helms holds London steady, while Benjamin charges, leaps, and DRILLS HIM WITH THE STINGER SPLASH!!! Benjamin then turns around and sprints toward the other corner, leaps up, LOOKING FOR ANOTHER STINGER SPLASH - BUT KENDRICK LEAPS UP, AND DRILLS BENJAMIN WITH A DROPKICK TO THE STERNUM!!!

The crowd “oohs” and “ahs,” as Kendrick and Benjamin roll from the ring, Shelton in pain, Spanky on his feet. Helms grabs London, pulls him out of the corner and towards the middle of the ring, and looks to be setting him up for the VERTEBREAKER. Helms completes his pre-move setup, and GETS HIM ONTO HIS BACK, INTO POSITION - BUT LONDON FLIPS OUT OF IT, BACKWARD, ONTO HIS FEET!!!

London grabs Helms around the waist, but the North Carolinian performs a silky smooth, standing switch. Helms then charges ahead, bouncing he and London off the ropes, before rolling him up!!

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KENDRICK GRABS HELMS BY THE NECK, RUNS TOWARD THE CORNER, AND HITS THE SLICED BREAD #2!!!!!!!!!!!

The crowd erupts, but Kendrick moves over, and gets parallel with Helms’ downed body, and gets on all fours on the ground. London then runs forward, LEAPS ONTO THE BACK OF KENDRICK, AND THEN FLIPS, DRILLING HELMS WITH A MODIFIED SHOOTING STAR PRESS!!!!!

The audience stands and applauds in appreciation for the combination, as Kendrick rolls out of the ring, and London quickly covers Helms, hooking the far leg, TITLES ON THE WAY!!!

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SHELTON BREAKS IT UP!!!

The crowd roars as Benjamin SAVES the titles of the Connection!! Shelton then sprints, hits the ring ropes, comes back, AND LEAPS OVER THE TOP ROPE, TAKING OUT KENDRICK WITH A SOMERSAULT PLANCHA!!!!

A “HOLY SHIT” chant rings out as London reaches down and grabs Helms, bringing him up to his feet, while Kendrick and Benjamin lie on the outside. London rears back and drills Helms with a right hand, only to have Helms retaliate, and the two superstars begin exchanging shots mid-center of the ring! London goes low, hitting Helms with a knee to the gut, before he looks to shoot him into the corner with an Irish whip, but Helms counters, and sends London in. Helms gets a head of steam, and charges ahead! London gets his feet up and looks to drive them into the face of Helms, but Helms catches on of ‘em, throws it down, and looks for a hard right, but London ducks it!

London then backs away from the corner, waiting for Helms to come out of it. Helms slowly comes out of the corner, and both he and London square off, while, unbeknownst to London, Shelton Benjamin begins climbing the turnbuckle behind him! Helms lets out a smirk, as Benjamin reaches the top. London turns around, and Shelton LEAPS OFF, WITH A DIVING CLOTHESLINE - BUT LONDON DUCKS, AND SHELTON TAKES OUT HELMS!!!!!

With the crowd cheering, completely immersed in the action, London quickly grabs Benjamin and tosses him from the ring, while London covers the downed Helms!!!

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HELMS KICKS OUT, saving the titles!!!

Shelton gets back onto the apron, while London disappointedly lifts Helms back up to his feet … not expecting Helms to have the strength to charge forward, backing London into the corner!! Helms then reaches up and tags in Benjamin, who comes in and pulls Kendrick towards the middle of the ring. Helms doesn’t get to watched, as he’s TRIPPED DOWN, and YANKED OUT OF THE RING BY KENDRICK!!!

Kendrick grabs Helms and Irish whips him into the crowd barricade with authority, before he charges, leaps and SMASHES Helms in the face with a running forearm!! Helms crumbles down, while inside the ring, Benjamin kicks London in the gut, and tucks him. Shelton then yanks London up into a POWERBOMB POSITION - BEFORE HE RUNS FORWARD AND SLAMS HIM INTO THE TURNBUCKLE!!!!

London groans, with a look of pure agony on his face, while the crowd groans in ‘pain’. Shelton grabs London and tosses him to the ground, and covers him.

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KENDRICK BREAKS IT UP!!!

Kendrick looks to lift Benjamin up, but Shelton will have none of it, forcefully shoving Kendrick away from him, all the way back into a corner! Shelton gets back up on his own and charges, only to be drilled with a couple of feet to the face!! Benjamin stumbles out of the corner, and gets SUPERKICKED BY LONDON … AND THEN SUPERKICKED BY KENDRICK!!!! Shelton falls down to the canvas in a heap, before London collapses down on top of him; COVER!!!

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HELMS BREAKS IT UP!!

Helms doesn’t get a chance to grab London, as Kendrick drills him with a couple of hard right forearms, knocking him back! Spanky then backs up and charges, but Helms dumps him over the top rope, BUT KENDRICK LANDS ON HIS FEET!!! Helms turns around and Kendrick rocks him with a forearm to the face, and then goes low with a shoulder block to the gut! Kendrick then grabs a hold of Helms, and gets him into position for a vertical suplex, LOOKING TO SUPLEX HIM DOWN TO THE FLOOR!! Spanky looks to lift him up, but Helms blocks it, tangling his feet within the ropes. Once Kendrick stops trying for a moment, Helms hits him with a couple of stiff right hands to the gut, causing Spanky to release his grip. Helms then delivers a STIFF right kick to the leg of Kendrick, sending him down to a knee on the apron!! Helms then shoots off of the ropes, comes back AND DRILLS KENDRICK WITH A SHINING WIZARD THROUGH THE ROPES, SENDING HIM TUMBLING DOWN TO THE FLOOR!!!!!

The crowd erupts for the maneuver by Helms, but once Helms turns around, he’s kicked in the gut by London! London then tucks Helms under his arm, hooks his leg around Helms’ then sweeps his leg, PLANTING HELMS WITH A LEG SWEEP DDT!!!!!

Helms, out of it, rolls out of the ring, as London breathes heavily in the ring, the fast pace of this tremendous match taking it’s toll. The camera pans around and shows Shelton Benjamin, locked, cocked and ready to go, stalking London, just waiting for him to turn around. With Kendrick and Helms down on the outside, London slowly turns around, and Shelton grabs him, LOOKING FOR THE T-BONE SUPLEX - AND HITS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND THE COVER!!!!!!

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LONDON KICKS OUT!!!!!

The Continental Airlines Arena is a rockin’ and the fans are hootin’ and hollerin’ as London shows incredible intestinal fortitude by kicking out, with his partner in no way to save him. Benjamin looks at the ref, hands on his thighs in complete shock and disappointment. Shelton grabs London, lifts him up to his feet, and shoots him into the corner. Benjamin then runs in after him, but London gets his boot up and drives it into this face, knocking Benjamin backward!! Getting his second wind, London quickly turns around and begins scaling the turnbuckle!

Before London can even turn back around, Shelton quickly climbs the turnbuckle as well, and grabs London around the waist, LOOKING FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX OFF THE TOP!! Benjamin looks to take him over, but London fights him off, drilling one-half of the champions with hard back elbows to the side of the head … until he eventually FALLS BACK DOWN TO THE CANVAS!!!

London then turns around on the turnbuckle … while Benjamin NIPS UP TO HIS FEET!!! Shelton then charges forward, AND LEAPS UP TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE IN A SINGLE BOUND!!!

Benjamin grabs a hold of London, and looks to HIT THE T-BONE OFF THE TOP - but London fights it, drilling Shelton in the face with stiff forearms!! London then slides down in between the legs of Shelton, back down to the canvas!

With Shelton on the top, London gets in between his legs, and puts Shelton on his shoulders, before MOVING OUT OF THE CORNER!! London looks ready to hit a big move … but BENJAMIN ROLLS FORWARD INTO A VICTORY ROLL!!!!

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London kicks out, and both men quickly get back up to their feet. London throws a clothesline but Shelton ducks it, quickly grabs London in a ragtag cobra clutch and then BRINGS HIM BACKWARD WITH TREMENDOUS FORCE, SLAMMING HIM ACROSS HIS KNEE IN A MODIFIED BACKBREAKER!!!

Shelton quickly swings around back up to his feet, and just waits, poised to leap. London struggles on the canvas for a moment or two, before staggering back up to his feet, clearly favoring his back. He turns around, and Benjamin grabs him - LOOKING FOR ANOTHER T-BONE SUPLEX - BUT LONDON COUNTERS - INTO A SMALL PACKAGE!!!!!

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BENJAMIN KICKS OUT, BARELY!!!

With the fans on the edges of their seats, both stars get back up to their feet!! Shelton charges, but London quickly leaps up, AND DRILLS BENJI WITH A DROPSAULT!!! But because of his hurt back, he can’t get as much force behind the kick, and instead of Benjamin going down, he staggers into the ropes with authority! As London gets back up, Benjamin comes back from the ropes, and London sidesteps him, before tossing him over the top … but Benji lands on the apron!!
London moves closer toward the middle of the ring, before turning around … only to see Benjamin LEAP UP ONTO THE TOP ROPE, SPRINGBOARD FORWARD, AND THEN PLANTS HIM WITH A BLOCKBUSTER NECKBREAKER!!!!

The crowd EXPLODES and groans (depends on how you feel about London’s neck), as Shelton quickly goes for the cover on a motionless challenger!

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WINNER of Third Fall, and the Match - and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions - THE CAROLINA CONNECTION @ 18:47.

THEY’VE DONE IT! Benjamin and Helms retain the titles in theatrical fashion, further establishing themselves officially as the best tag team on the SD roster - and possibly on the planet.

Joey Styles:
My god, what a match up!! We knew that these two tandems would not disappoint, and they sure as hell didn’t tonight.

Tazz:
That’s what SmackDown’s about, that’s what SummerSlam’s about, and that’s what being a WWE Tag Team Champion means. You go out there, you put your ass on the line, and somebody comes out the winner. Big ups to The Hooligans and The Carolina Connection for that effort.

Michael Cole:
No doubt about it. Both teams gave each and everything that they had, but its Benjamin and Helms that come out the victors tonight, retaining the WWE Tag Team Titles.


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Video package plays hyping up No Mercy, the next SmackDown-brand production, on October 7th.


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*Backstage - Mr. Kennedy Locker Room*

Much like The Rock earlier, Mr. Kennedy is uberfocused heading into the main event title match here tonight, stretching out, dressed to compete. KK reaches over and grabs the World Title, and lets out a deep breath as he rubs on his nameplate. KK then puts it back into position before continuing to warm up.


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Edge/Orton Video Package:
- At New Year’s Revolution, the WWE Champion Edge and Randy Orton are the last two members of a Six Man Elimination Match. The Rated R Army come down and distract Edge, allowing Orton to hit the RKO and pick up the victory and become the NEW WWE Champion!

Jim Ross:
Not this way! Not this way damn it! We’ve got ourselves a new WWE Champion and it’s that damned Randy Orton!

- After the match, Lita is forced to watch as Edge’s former group goes to town on their former leader, beating and bloodying him at the behest of Orton.

Jim Ross:
Enough is enough! Edge is a bloody mess.

- After a couple of months on the shelf, and a couple of more months chasing the WWE Title, Edge finally gets a shot at Orton and the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 23 - in a Three Way Dance also involving Shawn Michaels.

Jim Ross: Edge has definitely got a choice to make tonight. Does he want the WWE Championship or does he want revenge? Because when you’re dealing with two athletes the caliber of Michaels and Orton, there’s no way he’ll be able to take the title if he’s not completely focused on that.

- Edge hits the Spear on Shawn Michaels, and pins him, leaving it down to just Orton and Edge.

Jim Ross: This man had everything stripped from him in January at New Years Revolution when Randy Orton stole his WWE Championship, stole his Rated R Army and took his blood but he’ll have to choose between Orton’s blood and the title tonight.

- Orton and Edge put on an incredible display of athleticism, but in the end, it’s Orton who retains, countering a potential top rope Spear with a leaping RKO!

Jim Ross:
RANDY ORTON HAS JUST PINNED EDGE!!! ORTON IS STILL THE WWE CHAMPION!!!

- Shot of Orton raising the belt above his head, followed by a shot of dejected Edge.

Jim Ross:
That man right there, “The Rated R Superstar” Edge has absolutely NOTHING to be ashamed of. Both he and Shawn Michaels gave it absolutely everything, and a inch here or there meant the difference in this match up.

Jerry Lawler: Edge managed to put his personal hatred of Orton aside for the sake of the WWE Title, who went for broke on that last move, but it bit him in the keister. No shame on his part for going for it all.

Jim Ross: I can tell you this … you better believe it’s not over between Edge and Orton, not by a long shot.

- Orton holding the belt up the following night on Raw.

Edge:
I know you’re the real deal now, Randy. I know you’ve got it in you to stand in this ring with me, and believe me, there’s nothing more I’d rather do than be the one to slap that shit-eating grin off of your face.

- Edge and Orton face to face on that same Raw.

Edge:
This is no longer about getting revenge. Getting revenge doesn’t pay the bills, getting revenge solves nothing, and it sure as hell doesn’t get me what I want. And what I want … is the WWE Championship!

- Edge has an opportunity to earn a title shot by teaming with Ken Doane, to take on Orton, Chris Masters and Joey Mercury, but Orton pins Doane, effectively dashing the hopes of The Rated R Superstar. The Legend Killer earns the right to face anyone he wants for the title.

Randy Orton:
Edge, I don’t like you … or even respect you, but I respect the WWE Championship … I respects what it represents, and that’s why I only defend it against the most deserving - the very best. That’s why next week, right here on Raw, I’ll be wrestling someone who’s been at the major events, someone who’s been at the WrestleManias, the SummerSlams, the Survivor Series, the Raw main events, a multi-time champion, and someone who’s been part of this rivalry since the beginning.
Next week, it’ll be The Legend Killer, The One Man Dynasty Randy Orton be defending the WWE Championship … one on one … against Lita.

- After Edge effectively saves Lita from an Orton slaughter, the Edge-Orton feud becomes convoluted with Angle, Michaels and RVD joining The Rated R Superstar in the title picture. That changes the Raw before Vengeance.

Randy Orton:
(In Lita’s face) Even though [Edge and I are] teaming together for the first time tonight, Vengeance will be a sight all too familiar for Edge. It’ll be the exact same as WrestleMania 23, it’ll be exactly the same as Backlash, and every other time I’ve put this belt on the line. I’ll be holding this title up, and Edge will be staring up at the lights. And Lita, (Orton rubs her face, but she snatches away) that’s not arrogance … it’s destiny.

- Orton and Edge’s hatred for each other carries over into the tag match, costing them victory against Kurt Angle and Shawn Michaels.

- Later that night, Orton takes the feud up to new heights, PUNTING EDGE in the head, and knocking Edge out cold. Lita cries over Edge as The Legend Killer stares down coldly.

- With all of Orton’s antics, he can’t stop Edge at Vengeance, and with two spears on The Legend Killer, EDGE REGAINS THE WWE TITLE.

Randy Orton: EDGE!! You’re nothing but a fluke, a paper champion. You’re not a Rated R Superstar … you’re a Rated R Fraud!
Yeah, the second that you grow a set and step into this ring with me again, the second you put that belt on the line, one-on-one, no hangers-on stealing my glory, no washed-up icons looking for one more run, no pothead piece of crap in my way, I guarantee you, and everybody within the sound of my voice, that the WWE Championship will come back to ME!!
And that’s not arrogance … it’s quite simply … destiny.

- Edge and Orton face to face later that night…

Edge: Get it through your head, Orton. The One Man Dynasty … is OVER! And the Rated R Era has once again BEGUN!! The look on your face right now … the one that knows that he is gonna have to CLAW his way back into the title picture, inch by agonizing inch … over challenger after challenger … through hell and high water, fighting former champions, monsters, savages, young upstarts, hardcore wrestlers, gold medalists, and icons makes it all worth it!!
And, Orton, that’s not arrogance… …it’s payback, you little bitch.

- Orton goes through a rough patch following the loss of his title, taking pinfall losses to both RVD and Carlito, but does get back on the right track, using manipulation to win the number one contender’s battle royal and earning a rematch against Edge.

Edge:
So now, you get what you finally get what you wanted; a shot at me, a shot at the WWE Championship, one-on-one at SummerSlam. Oh, Orton, one more thing. I hate to be the one to tell ya this … Per my contract … for my first WWE Title defense … I get to choose the stipulation! Three little letters will determine what happens at SummerSlam … but they won’t be R - K - O, oh no. They’ll be … T … L … C. You, me, SummerSlam … in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Match!

- Various clips of insane TLC Match spots play.

Edge: August 26th, East Rutherford, New Jersey, in front of 15,000 fans, you and I enter MY playground. We step into my comfort zone. The match that made me who I am today, the match that gave me my start, the match … that I have never lost in, a match … that you have never even been in ... T … L … C!

- More clips of TLC play, but focus on Edge’s tremendous involvement in the matches, capturing gold several times; An Orton smirk.

Randy Orton:
… 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!!

- Clips of Orton’s brutal destruction of some poor bastard in TLK’s first TLC Match.
Two punts to the head, a brutal amount of chair shots, and a Spear through a table, before Orton climbs the ladder, and pulls off the paper, which reads “ ‘THE RATED R SUPERSTAR’ EDGE - R.I.P. - AUGUST 26, 2007”

- Shots of Orton and Edge at each other’s throats for the last eight months, brawling at each and every opportunity…

Jim Ross:
Oh my God!! TLC!! A Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam!!

Jerry Lawler: Tables, ladders and chairs, oh my!!

Jim Ross: Randy Orton gets a shot at the WWE Title he held for five months without rest!! He gets it, he’s got his nemesis, ‘The Rated R Superstar’ Edge at SummerSlam, but he’s got to beat Edge, in Edge’s Match to do it!! My God, what a SummerSlam this is gonna be!!

- The incident on the go-home edition of Monday Night Raw, with Orton threatening Lita with a punt to the head, before not following through, and instead, laughing at the misery of Edge.

Jim Ross: This Sunday night on pay-per-view, we’ve waited EIGHT - LONG - MONTHS for it to actually happen, we’ve waited EIGHT - LONG - MONTHS to see these two men lock it up in the squared circle ONE-ON-ONE, no interference, no RKO Army, mano e mano!! And it’s gonna happen, it’s gonna happen in a TLC MATCH FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP, and after tonight, I can’t wait ONE MORE SECOND to see that lousy BASTARD Randy Orton get what’s coming to him!! Ladies and gentlemen, EDGE VERSUS RANDY ORTON for the WWE Championship, Tables, Ladders and Chairs, AT SUMMERSLAM!!! BAH GOD, IT’S GONNA BE AN EXPLOSION, AN ALL-OUT WAR AT SUMMERSLAM THIS SUNDAY NIGHT ON PAY PER VIEW!!!

- Final shot of Orton and Edge face to face with The Rated R Superstar holding the WWE Championship above his head.


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The camera pans around the ringside area to show that the ring has now been surrounded by tables, ladders, and chairs all over, while Lillian Garcia waits in the middle of the ring.


Lillian Garcia:
The following contest is a TABLES, LADDERS AND CHAIRS MATCH (HUGE pop), and it is for the WWE CHAMPIONSHIP!!


***METALINGUS***

The crowd gives a THUNDEROUS ovation as the WWE Champion, ‘The Rated R Superstar’
EDGE steps out onto the stage, alone tonight, no shocker after the events of Monday night. Also to no one’s surprised, the champion wears a scowl, looking for all the payback he can muster here tonight against Orton as he marches toward the ring.


Lillian Garcia:
Introducing first … from Toronto, Ontario, weighing in tonight at 250 pounds … he is a former ELEVEN TIME TAG TEAM CHAMPION … a former United States, Intercontinental and the current three-time WWE Champion… “THE RATED R SUPERSTAR” … EEEEDGE!!!


Wearing his usual black wrestling attire, black leather coat, and the WWE Title strapped around his waist, Edge enters the ring, and immediately begins pacing around the ring like a trapped animal.


Jim Ross:
One can only imagine the state of mind that that young man must be in here tonight. Monday night on Raw, Edge went through what had to be one of the most terrifying experiences of his LIFE, and now he’ll be in the ring with the man responsible, Randy Orton.

Tully Blanchard:
And after all that Orton has done to Edge, not just on Monday, but at New Years Revolution, and the eight months after that, you have to wonder just how vicious, just how bloody, and just how violent this thing could get before the match is over.


***BURN IN MY LIGHT***

MONSTROUS amounts of heat rain down for the most hated man in the entire federation, ‘The Legend Killer’
RANDY ORTON enters the arena, also by himself, stoic, but confident look on his face. Orton takes a look around the arena at the thousands upon thousands of booing fans before continuing on down to the ring.


Lillian Garcia:
And his opponent … representing the RKO Army … from St. Louis, Missouri, weighing in tonight at 255 pounds … he is a former Intercontinental Champion and is the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in the history of the WWE, ladies and gentlemen … THE LEGEND KILLER … RAAAANDY ORRRRTTONNN!!!!


Orton steps into the ring without fear, as Edge grits his teeth with incredible intensity ready to rip this man to shreds. The One Man Dynasty avoids eye contact with Edge, as The Rated R Superstar angrily takes off his title and throws it at the referee. The ref begins to attach it to the hook while Orton finally makes eye contact with Edge.


Jim Ross:
For Edge, this is nothing but personal, but for that man, The Legend Killer Randy Orton, this has always been about the WWE Championship. It motivates his each and every move, and it’s been the sole reason that he’s made Edge’s life a living hell for the past eight months.

Tully Blanchard:
Well, in my estimation, he’s got him right where he wants him tonight. He’s got him upset, he’s got him pissed off, off his game, and worried about revenge, and not the WWE Title. If Orton wants it, tonight’s the night.

Jim Ross:
AND HERE WE GO!! Eight months in the making, Spears, RKOs, chair shots, punts to the head, title changes, Six Pack Challenges, Five Mans, Three Way Dances, group breakups, group warfare, back and forth for EIGHT LONG MONTHS, and it comes to and end HERE AND NOW!!!


Edge takes his jacket off and tosses it away, while the ref calls for the bell.


***Bell Rings***




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

There isn’t a person on their ass as the tension between the two superstars is blatant, as is the differences in their demeanors; The Legend Killer seems almost dead inside as he stares across the ring at his opponent, no smirk, no anger, just ready for the moment. The Rated R Superstar, on the other hand, moves his hands quite a bit, anger building, face scrunched up, teeth gritted together. And then it happens!

EDGE CHARGES AHEAD, AS DOES ORTON!

The two meet in the middle of the ring, and THE FISTS IMMEDIATELY BEGIN TO FLY as the crowd goes wild!! Edge and Orton stand toe to toe, exchanging right and left hands, before The Rated R Superstar TAKES ORTON DOWN with a double leg takedown, and then mounts him!! The Legend Killer can do nothing but cover up, as the unadulterated anger of the WWE Champion boils over, and his fists hit home on TLK! Tired of being beaten on one would assume, Randy tries to fight from the bottom, firing away with a couple of right hands, but it’s no match for Edge’s emotional onslaught! The Rated R Superstar finally stops hitting Orton, and gets up to his feet, running his hands through his hair, getting a tremendous ovation from the sold-out crowd.

The WWE Champion turns back around and faces the recovering Orton, who sits up, and puts his back against the ropes. The Legend Killer breathes heavily -- almost too heavily -- and looks at the oncoming Edge with fear … before he grabs Edge by the trunks, and dumps him out of the ring!!

The crowd boos as Orton lets out a smirk, and then rolls out of the ring. Orton take a look at the table in front of him almost as if he’s shopping, going so far as to put his finger on his chin in thought. Randy then picks up the STEEL CHAIR, and tosses it into the ring, before he walks around ringside towards Edge. The Rated R Superstar gets back up to his feet, and turns around, only to be kneed in the gut by Orton! The One Man Dynasty then grabs him by the hair, and slams his face against the ring apron, before tossing him back into the squared circle. Young Randall follows him in, and stands as straight as can be, while Edge gets up to his feet. The champion turns around, and Orton leaps up, before taking Edge down with a beautiful STANDING DROPKICK!

The Legend Killer quickly gets back up to a vertical base, and then rolls his neck, getting loose with a smile. TLK then walks over and grabs the steel chair that he brought in earlier. Orton walks toward the corner, and sticks the chair in between the ropes, on top of the second turnbuckle. Randy walks back to Edge, drags him up to his feet by his hair, and then goes to SHOOT EDGE INTO THE CORNER -- BUT EDGE COUNTERS AND SENDS ORTON IN -- BUT RANDY STOPS HIS MOMENTUM!!! Orton turns around, just avoiding the first big blow of the contest, only to have Edge charge in, PLOWING ORTON WITH HIS SHOULDER, SENDING ORTON BACK FIRST AGAINST THE STEEL!!!

The crowd cheers as Randy grimaces in pain, before falling down to the canvas, holding his back. Edge looks at Orton with disgust, before he takes the chair, yanks it out of the turnbuckles, and then drops it on the ground. The Rated R Superstar rolls out of the ring, and retrieves a SECOND CHAIR off of the table, and slides back into the ring, as The Legend Killer begins to stagger back up to a vertical base. Edge waits with anticipation, as Orton turns around. TLK makes it all the way around, AND EDGE SWINGS THE CHAIR - BUT ORTON DUCKS, LEAPS UP, AND DROPKICKS THE CHAIR RIGHT BACK INTO EDGE’S FACE!!!

Edge goes down, and the smirk has been completely wiped off Orton’s face, replaced by a look of anger and hatred for his opponent, as he gets back up to his feet. Orton grabs the chair Edge dropped and unfolds it, sitting it in the middle of the ring. Randy then takes the second chair in the ring, setting it up directly across from the other, touching. Orton once more grabs the hair of Edge and brings him up to a vertical base, and gets him into position for a vertical suplex. The Legend Killer scowls at the crowd, before LIFTING EDGE UP, AND SUPLEXING HIM RIGHT ACROSS THE TWO STEEL CHAIRS!!!

The crowd groans, feeling Edge’s pain, while The Rated Superstar convulses in pain. TLK gets back up to his feet, and after getting himself a quick look at Edge’s misery, rolls out of the ring, and grabs himself a LADDER. Orton slides it into the ring, and follows in himself. Randy takes one of the chairs in the ring, and tosses it over the top rope, out of the ring, before taking the other chair, folding it back up, and placing it near the center of the ring. Noticing Edge attempting to get up to his feet, Orton gives him a stiff boot to the face, sending him right back down! Orton then grabs the ladder, and brings it towards the corner, setting it up against the turnbuckles.

Our commentators wonder what in the hell the former WWE Champion has in mind, as he walks back to Edge and picks him up, but The Rated R Superstar begins to fight, drilling Orton with right hands! Edge manages to hit Orton with three shots in a row, but Orton breaks it, hitting him with a thumb to the eye! The Legend Killer then quickly grabs his hand, and Irish whips him into the corner, CAUSING EDGE TO SLAM INTO THE LADDER WITH AUTHORITY!!! Edge stumbles out of the corner, and ORTON BACK BODY DROPS HIM ON THE STEEL CHAIR HE SET UP EARLIER!!!

Much like the wind has been taken out of Edge’s sail, the life has been taken out of the building, as Orton begins to dominate. The Legend Killer doesn’t stop, however, and grabs the broken Edge, brings him back up to his feet, and then throws the champion over the top, out of the ring! TLK then walks to the corner, grabs the ladder, and sets it up in the middle of the ring under the title belt. Orton then begins to slowly but surely CLIMB THE LADDER, the first attempt of the matchup! The crowd begins to stir, as Orton climbs, and Edge begins to make it back up to a vertical base on the outside.

…SIX RUNGS TO GO…

…FIVE RUNGS TO GO…

…FOUR RUNGS TO GO…

…BUT…

The crowd cheers as Edge is not only back in the ring, but grins as he has his hands up against the ladder, BEFORE PUSHING THE LADDER--BUT RANDY LEAPS OFF, BEFORE ANY DAMAGE CAN OCCUR!! Orton gives Edge a “Nice try” look, and The Rated R Superstar charges ahead, looking for a right, but Orton ducks it, wraps his arm around Edge’s neck, AND DRILLS HIM WITH HIS MODIFIED BACKBREAKER!! Edge sprawls out on the canvas, as Orton gets back up to the feet and mouths “I thought this was his match?”

Orton takes the ladder, folds it up, and places it on the ground next to Edge, before moving to the opposite side. Randy then lays on the ground on his stomach, like a snake, blue eyes locked on Edge. Everybody in the building knows what Orton’s looking for, as Edge begins to get back up. The WWE Champion finally makes it back up to his feet, and Orton uncoils, leaping to his feet, AND LOOKS FOR THE RKO ON THE LADDER -- BUT EDGE PUSHES HIM AWAY AND DOWN, with Orton JUST missing the ladder!

The crowd cheers as Edge kicks the ladder out of his way, and measures the recovering Orton. Randy turns around, and Edge drills him with a right … then another … then one more, developing a rhythm, before he goes to shoot Orton into the ropes, but Randy counters, sending Edge in the with the Irish whip. Orton gets set too early, and Edge drills him with a boot to the face, snapping his head up! The Rated R Superstar then shoots Orton into the ropes, and once he comes back, Edge PLANTS HIM WITH A POWERSLAM!! The crowd cheers as Edge snarls down at Orton, before he gets back up to his feet, and grabs a hold of the CHAIR in the ring.

Randy rolls over onto his gut in pain, as Edge slowly approaches him, gleam in his eye. The Rated R Superstar gives the crowd a bit of a look, and they respond with a loud pop, wanting to see Orton get his. Edge brings the chair up over his head … BEFORE BRINGING IT DOWN HARD OVER THE BACK OF ORTON … AND THEN AGAIN … AND THEN A THIRD TIME!!!!

The crowd roars as Edge finally stops, and Orton screams out in excruciating pain!! The WWE Champion then takes the chair, unfolds it, places it on the ground, and has a seat, maxin’ and relaxin’ as he waits on Orton. The crowd laughs and applauds, but for Orton, it’s anything but a laughing matter, as he attempts to get back up after that thrashing by Edge. Randy crawls toward the ropes, and uses them to pull himself up, while Edge gets off the chair, folds it back up and holds it. Randy turns around … AND EDGE BLASTS HIM IN THE FACE WITH THE STEEL CHAIR, FLATTENING ORTON OUT!!!!

Edge tosses the chair down as the crow continues to cheer the WWE Champion on. The camera focuses in on The Rated R Superstar, who looks at the crowd and lets out his trademark smirk/head waggle, getting another reaction from the audience. The camera then focuses in on Orton, who sits up a bit,
BUSTED OPEN from that last chair shot by Edge. The champion then mounts Orton, and drills him with a couple of right hands to his bloody face! Edge gets back up, turns Orton onto his stomach and then drags him over to the chair, lying his head across the steel! The crowd immediately begins to cheer, knowing what could be up next, while Edge walks over and grabs the other steel chair in the ring. The Rated R Superstar walks over to the prone Orton, eyes on fire, and lifts up the steel chair high over his head, before bringing it down, LOOKING FOR THE CONCHAIRTO - BUT ORTON ROLLS OVER, CAUSING EDGE TO BARELY MISS!!

The vibrations of the impact causes Edge to pause a minute, allowing Orton to pick up the chair in front of him. The Rated R Superstar recovers and takes another SWING, but Orton gets the chair up, causing Edge to knock the chair away, but miss Orton! Randy then delivers a straight SHOT TO THE CROTCH of Edge, causing him to drop the chair and keel over in pain!! The crowd boos the bloody and bright Legend Killer, who uses a short burst to LUNGE into the air … AND PLANT EDGE WITH THE RKO!!!!

Boos fill the arena as both Orton and Edge lie out on the canvas, after TLK hit his devastating finishing maneuver. Several seconds pass by before we get any movement, and the first man to stir is the challenger. The Legend Killer gets back up to his feet, blood on his face, neighbor to his scowl. Randy then walks over to the ladder which he folded up earlier, and lifts it up, before he unfolds it, setting it up in the middle of the ring. The former WWE & WH Champion wipes some of the blood from his face, before he takes a breath and begins to CLIMB THE LADDER. The Rated R Superstar begins to move a bit, while Orton makes his way ever so slowly up to ladder…

…SIX RUNGS TO GO…

…FIVE RUNGS TO GO…

…FOUR RUNGS TO GO…

…THREE RUNGS TO GO…


Edge is back up to his feet, and begins climbing the ladder as well, chasing Orton. The Legend Killer reaches up, attempting to grab the WWE Title, but still can’t reach it! He looks to step up one more rung, but Edge drills him in the face with a right hand! Orton shakes off the blow and responds with a right, and it’s only a matter of time before the top two guys on Raw begin to hammer away on each other with rights! Having had enough, Randy POKES Edge in the eye, causing him to clutch his face. Orton then grabs Edge on either side of his head, and then DRILLS the champion with a head butt!! The Rated R Superstar staggers for a bit, and Orton pops him with another right hand, knocking him from the ladder! The Rated R Superstar doesn’t fall down, however. Orton reaches up, INCHES AWAY FROM THE LADDER - but Edge GRABS A CHAIR off of the canvas, AND TOSSES IT AT ORTON, SMACKING HIM IN THE SHOULDER!!!

The Legend Killer wobbles on the ladder, using his unaffected arm to hold onto it, while Edge reaches down and grabs the other steel chair. Randy straightens up, and EDGE THROWS THE SECOND CHAIR - BUT ORTON CATCHES IT!!! The crowd “oohs” and “ahs” but The Rated R Superstar can’t stare in awe for too long, as ORTON FLINGS THE CHAIR RIGHT BACK INTO EDGE’S FACE!!!!

Orton smirks as the tremendous impact sends The Rated R Superstar reeling back into the ropes … and then right back, PUSHING THE LADDER!!!! Slowly but surely the ladder begins to tip over … and ORTON ENDS UP FLYING OVER THE TOP ROPE, CRASHING TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING!!!!!!!!

“HOLY SHIT” chants ring out around the entire arena as Edge lays out on the canvas, as Orton lies out, next to one of the tables at ringside, both men incapacitated. After a dozen seconds or so, it’s the champion who begins to get back up to his feet. A scowl comes over the face of Edge, who gingerly rolls out of the ring, and looks down at the bloody and motionless challenger. The Rated R Superstar smiles as he grabs a LADDER off of the table, getting a rousing cheer from the crowd.

Edge sets up the ladder and then grabs the table, spinning it around, so it’s almost adjacent to the ring. The WWE Champion then lifts Orton up, and rolls him onto the table, before drilling him with a couple of right hands to the face! Edge walks around to the other side of the ladder, and begins to ascend it, slowly, however, a bit worn out. The Rated R Superstar gets about half way up the ladder when Orton begins to recover, moving off of the table, and quickly begins climbing the other side of the ladder!

The two superstars meet at the top of the ladder once again, and once more, the champion and challenger begin exchanging right hands! Just like previously, Orton wins out again, the more adept & scrappier brawler apparently, and then looks to hit a SUPERPLEX off the ladder onto the table! The Legend Killer gets into position, but Edge begins to fight back, drilling Orton with rights to the head and the side, breaking his grip! Edge then grabs Orton by the hair, and slams his head onto the top of the ladder! The Rated R Superstar then climbs down the ladder, smirking as Orton shakes off the blow. Edge then PUSHES THE LADDER - BUT ORTON LEAPS OFF, AND ONTO THE RING APRON!!!

The crowd gives a loud gasp, impressed by the tremendous show of athleticism by Orton. Edge shakes off the initial shock and runs up the steps, quickly joining Orton on the apron. The Rated R Superstar throws a right, but Orton ducks it, and hits a hard knee to Edge’s gut! With the champion slightly bent over, Randy grabs a hold of Edge’s head, in the cutter position, glaring at the table. Each and every fan gets up to their feet, and watch as Orton LEAPS OFF THE APRON, DRIVING EDGE THROUGH THE TABLE WITH THE RKO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“HO-LY SHIT! HO-LY SHIT! HO-LY SHIT!”

The audience EXPLODES as Orton and Edge lie amongst the wreckage of the table, broken messes. Ross and Blanchard mention that the two stars are trying to kill each other here tonight. After a couple dozen seconds, The Legend Killer manages to pull his arm from under Edge, and struggles back up to his feet. Covered with his partly dried blood, Orton takes a look down at Edge, then up at the title, then back at his nemesis, before looking at the title once more…and then shakes his head, deciding to roll back into the ring. The Legend Killer grits his teeth as he favors his back, worn out from this match. Orton grabs the ladder in the ring, and after a bit of a struggle, sets it up in the middle of the ring. Edge finally begins to show a bit of movement, as Orton manages to begin climbing the ladder, slowly but surely.

…SIX RUNGS TO GO…

…FIVE RUNGS TO GO…

…FOUR RUNGS TO GO…

…THREE RUNGS TO GO…

…TWO RUNGS TO GO…


Edge climbs up onto the apron …WHILE ORTON REACHES UP FOR THE TITLE BELT!!! The Rated R Superstar climbs up onto the turnbuckle, as Orton, hearing the ruckus, turns around … AND GETS SPEARED OFF OF THE LADDER BY THE CHAMPION!!!!

The audience roars as Edge catches Orton at the last possible second to stop him from reaching the gold. “RATED R” chants begin to fill the arena as Edge struggles back up to his feet, clearly in pain. As the challenger clutches his gut in pain, the champion rolls out of the ring, and grabs himself a table, before sliding it into the ring! The Rated R Superstar isn’t done yet there, however, as he reaches underneath the ring … and grabs a SECOND TABLE, sliding it into the ring!! Edge slides back into the ring, as the crowd begins to buzz, wondering what the champion has in mind. Edge grabs a table, and sets it up a couple of feet to the right of the ladder, before taking the second table, and setting it up on top of the first!! Orton begins to stir on the canvas, while the crowd explodes into heat, as
CHRIS MASTERS AND JOEY MERCURY RUN DOWN TO THE RING!!!!

The RKO Army slides in, and the two superstars make a beeline for Edge, immediately hammering away on the WWE Champion!! Masters and Mercury pound their former leader, before The Masterpiece leaves Mercury in order to grab the top table, and set it up separately. Finished, Masters waits as Mercury tosses him Edge, and The Masterpiece kicks him in the gut, before tucking him. The crowd boos furiously as Masters lifts Edge up, and, with Mercury’s added thrust, POWERBOMBS EDGE RIGHT THROUGH THE TABLE!!!!

That move takes the air out of the crowd, but they soon liven back up with big time heat as Mercury and Masters help Orton up to his feet. The Masterpiece then muscles the large Orton onto his shoulders … and BEGINS TO CLIMB THE LADDER FOR ORTON!!! The crowd boos wildly at this injustice while Ross has his usual heart attack, but that soon changes, as
CODY RHODES & DH SMITH SPRINT DOWN THE RAMP to a plethora of cheers!!!

The two rookies slide into the ring, and Smith strikes Masters, while Rhodes rocks Mercury!! Orton steps onto the ladder, while his Army begins fighting the two youngsters!! Soon enough, both tandems end up brawling on the outside of the ring, slowly but surely heading out of view, leaving only a flattened Edge, and a ladder-stationed Orton in the ring. With Edge down due to a Masters’ powerbomb, The Legend Killer begins his ascent up the ladder, unthreatened, while boos fill the entirety of the arena.

…SIX RUNGS TO GO…

…FIVE RUNGS TO GO…

…FOUR RUNGS TO GO…

…THREE RUNGS TO GO…


LITA RUNS ON DOWN TO THE RING, receiving a monstrous ovation!! The former Women’s Champion and victim of Orton’s terrorism on Monday night, quickly leaps onto the apron, and then begins to climb up the turnbuckle, while Orton reaches for the gold!! Lita whistles, and Randall turns around (and climbs down a step or two). Lita then LEAPS OFF THE TURNBUCKLE, AND TAKES ORTON DOWN WITH A HEADSCISSORS OFF THE LADDER!!!

The crowd roars loudly for the ‘courage’ of the diva, as Lita takes a second or two to taunt the downed Orton, who lies on the canvas as if he’s been shot. Lita then tries to help a recovering Edge, turning her back, and Orton pops up to his feet, and spins around like a damn cat!! Scowl intact, Orton quickly turns Lita around, AND DROPS HER WITH THE RKO!!!!

NJ erupts into heat for the uncaring challenger, who gets back up to his feet, and uses his boot to roll the unconscious diva to the outside of the ring. While a couple of refs check on Lita, Orton rolls out on the opposite side, and grabs another TABLE, sliding it into the ring. Randy then reaches under the ring … and pulls out a MASSIVE LADDER, easily another foot or two larger than the other ladders. The Legend Killer slides it into the ring, and then rolls himself back in, while Edge begins to get back up to his feet. Orton grabs a hold of Edge, but the champion drills him with a shot to the gut, then to the skull, and follows that up with two more hard punches to the face, staggering Orton! Edge backs up, and throws a right, but Orton ducks it! Randy then throws a right of his own, but Edge ducks it, and then PLANTS ORTON WITH THE EDGE-O-MATIC!!!

Edge doesn’t stop there, and instead, immediately lifts Orton back up to his feet and tucks him under his arm. With menace in his eyes, EDGE LIFTS HIM UP AND PLANTS HIM WITH THE EDGECUTION!!! The Rated R Superstar then grabs the massive ladder that Orton brought into the ring, lifts it up, and sets it up under the title. Edge looks to begin climbing…but THE LEGEND KILLER BEGIN
GETTING BACK UP TO HIS FEET!!!

The Rated R Superstar watches on in shock, as TLK won’t die, struggling back up. Edge climbs down off the ladder, and gets as far away from Orton as possible, before quickly spinning around, and CHARGES … CUTTING ORTON IN HALF WITH A SPEAR!!!!

The audience roars as Edge gets right into Orton’s face, yelling and screaming, before he grabs at his hair, pulling on it rather roughly … shades of Edge about a year ago. The Rated R Superstar gets back up to his feet, and looks to head back to the ladder, but … soon stops dead in his tracks as Orton … begins LAUGHING!!

Edge SNAPS, mounts Orton, and begins to hammer away on the bloody face of the challenger with hard rights and left!! The WWE Champion gets off of Orton, frustrated, and then decides to lift Orton up. Edge tosses The Legend Killer onto the table already set up in the ring, before he reaches down and grabs the other table, and places it on top of the table already set up, hovering over Orton!

The Rated R Superstar then begins to climb the ladder, anger written all over his face. The Continental Airlines Arena rises to its collective feet, as the WWE Champion reaches the tippy-top of the massive ladder, and can EASILY reach up and grab the title belt. Edge stares at the WWE Championship, but then stares back at Orton, and the camera closes in on the face of The Legend Killer who wears a smirk.

A furious scowl comes over the face of Edge, who then…

…LEAPS OFF THE TOP OF THE GIGANTIC LADDER, CRASHES THROUGH THE TOP TABLE, THEN ON ORTON, RIGHT THROUGH THE BOTTOM TABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“HOLY SHIT!! HOLY SHIT!! HOLY SHIT!!”

“OH MY GOD, WHAT THE HELL DID WE JUST WITNESS!?!?”

“EDGE JUST KILLED HIMSELF TO GET TO RANDY ORTON!!”

The crowd, Ross, and Blanchard all give their input as Edge & Orton lie amongst the remains of two broken tables. Neither man moves an inch for what seems like an eternity, not only worn from the match, and blood loss in Orton’s case, but that spot. After nearly forty seconds, it’s Edge who is the first to move, struggling back up to his feet as he holds onto his tortured midsection. Thunderous “RATED R” chants ring out all around the arena as Edge once again begins to climb the ladder, with Orton buried under a pile of rubble.

…SIX RUNGS TO GO…

…FIVE RUNGS TO GO…

…FOUR RUNGS TO GO…

…THREE RUNGS TO GO…

…TWO RUNGS TO GO…

…ONE RUNG TO GO…

…EDGE REACHES UP…

…AND UNHOOKS THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!!!

WINNER - AND STILL WWE CHAMPION - ‘THE RATED R SUPERSTAR’ EDGE @ 21:03.

NEW JERSEY EXPLODES as EDGE RETAINS!! The Rated R Superstar doesn’t move much on the top of the ladder, instead, looking down at the wreckage in the ring. Edge takes a deep breath, and then leans across the top of the ladder, completely exhausted and battered.

Jim Ross:
We may never see anything like that ever again as long as we live! These two young stars, the two best that Monday Night Raw has to offer, went all out tooth and nail to KILL each other tonight all over pure hatred and greed; the WWE Championship. And in the end, after eight months of anticipation and build, attacks, threats, Three Way Dances, Six Packs, the whole nine, it’s Edge, The Rated R Superstar, who leaves tonight with the victory and the title.

Tully Blanchard:
They put each other through tables, they through each other off of ladders, they hit each other with chairs, and everything in between, but finally, mercifully, it’s over, and Edge is the champion.

Several officials and EMTs run on down to the ring, with the EMTs checking on Orton, finally pulling the crap off of Orton, and seeing if the poor prick is alive. Edge gingerly climbs down off of the ladder, and is helped from the ring by a couple of officials, and is soon joined by Lita. The crowd roars for the champion as he’s helped to the top of the stage, with his gig with Orton finally over.

Jim Ross:
What you just saw ladies and gentlemen will continue to live throughout the annals of time. Two warriors pushing each other to the absolute brink because of intense hatred and personal pride. And it has finally culminated here tonight… but… will either of these two men be the same ever again?

Tully Blanchard:
No… not after what we just saw.

At the top of the stage, Edge turns around, and stares back down into the ring, at an unmoving Orton. The WWE Champion takes his hands and runs them through his hair, before yanking on the ends of it, angrily gritting his teeth, this feud and war with Orton more than taking it’s toll on his physical and mental health. I think we’ve seen that look in his face before, btw…


***


wweshop.com advertisement plays, killing time while Orton is helped to the back, quite frankly.


***


*Backstage - MVP Locker Room*

Surrounded by a couple of dozen dancing & celebrating people, his ecstatic Playgirls and Luther Reigns, his bodyguard, stoically standing by the door, Montel Vontavious Porter is having the time of his life, drinking champagne as he wears his wrestling attire around his waist and dances to Jim Jones…

We fly high
No lie
You know this

BALLIN’!!!

Hips and thighs
Oh my
Stay focused

~ Soon enough, there’s a knock on the door. Luther opens it up and in walks Maria, microphone in hand.

Maria:
MVP, what are you doing?

Montel Vontavious Porter:
It’s a party, Maria.

Maria:
Why are you partying?

Montel Vontavious Porter:
We’re partying because it was only a matter of time before Montel Vontavious Porter, MVP, Half-Man, Half-Amazing, proved exactly what I’d been sayin’ week in and week out; that I am the future. Well, the future is here, and not only did I win the Summer Games Gauntlet - like I promised I would, I did it by defeating Carlito, a former Intercontinental Champion, Umaga, an undefeated monster, and Kurt Angle, an Olympic Gold Medalist and WWE Grand Slam Champion, something that NOBODY can ever say! It’s all comin’ true, and it was all inevitable, because MVP is straight up BALLIN!!!

Crew:
BAAAAAALLIN!!!!!

Maria:
So, what now?

Montel Vontavious Porter:
What now? Well, since I’m the number one contender for the WWE Championship, I’d say the WWE Title is now, I’m now. And I’ve got big news for all the junior MVPs out there watchin’, wonderin’, speculatin’ on exactly when Montel Vontavious Porter is gonna be challenging Edge for the WWE Championship. Don’t worry, I’ll tell ya. A couple minutes ago, Jonathan Coachman, our wise general manager, came in here and told me that it’ll be me and Edge, one on one … TOMORROW on Monday Night Raw!!! WWE Title tomorrow, people!!

Crowd:
YAAAAAAYYY!!!

Maria:
But won’t Edge be in pain from his TLC Match?

Montel Vontavious Porter:
That don’t concern me, but tomorrow night on Raw, big things poppin’, little things stopping’, the WWE Championship comes to the man from the 305, Montel Vontavious Porter, MVP!!

~ Montel turns from Maria and continues celebrating, while Maria looks on.


***


Jim Ross:
Did I hear what I thought I just heard? Edge, after one of the most hellacious wars that I’ve ever witnessed in my thirty years in this business, is gonna be forced to defend the WWE Championship tomorrow night, less than twenty four hours after TLC?

Tully Blanchard:
That’s what we heard, and MVP might just be the luckiest man in the world, because if Edge is in the shape we think he’s in, Porter may be able to just walk in and TAKE the WWE Title from Edge tomorrow night.

Jim Ross:
The Rated R Superstar defends against MVP tomorrow night on Raw, folks, and-


***NO CHANCE IN HELL***

The crowd rises to its collective feet as
MR. MCMAHON steps out onto the stage, dressed in a gray suit, McMahon Strut intact completely. McMahon has a look around the jam-packed arena, before continuing on down to the ring. Vinnie Mac climbs the steel steps, and steps into the ring, before calling for a microphone. He’s soon handed one, and his music begins to die down, while the crowd applauds the chairman. They soon die down as well, and McMahon brings the mic up.

Mr. McMahon:
It feels to good to be back in my ring!

~ More cheers for the chairman.

Mr. McMahon:
It’s been a helluva SummerSlam so far, and one more time, ladies and gentlemen, a big round of applause for Randy Orton and for Edge, who-

~ McMahon is cut off by a round of applause for the beaten and battered WWE Champion.

Mr. McMahon:
Who retained the WWE Championship in one of the damndest matches I’ve ever seen, but I’m not here tonight to talk about what has happened… I’m here to talk about … what’s next.

~ Vinnie Mac begins smiling a bit.

Mr. McMahon:
For a long while now, I’ve simply sat back and watched as both Stephanie McMahon, the general manager of SmackDown, and Jonathan Coachman, the general manager of Monday Night Raw, have taken their respective brands in the directions that they’ve wanted… and they’ve done a great job.

~ McMahon takes a bit of a look around the arena.

Mr. McMahon:
BUT… I can’t help but think… that things need to be shaken up again!

~ The crowd pops rather loudly.

Mr. McMahon:
But before we get to that, I’d like both the Coach and Stephanie to make their way down to the ring…







***PLAYA’S CLUB***

The crowd lets out a truckload of boos as the general manager of Raw,
JONATHAN COACHMAN, steps out onto the stage, in a dapper looking black suit, with shades in tact. Coach adjusts his jacket, before continuing on down to the ring. Coach steps into the ring, and offers his hand to Mr. McMahon, which Vince accepts with a bit of a smile. Coachman then gets himself a microphone, as his music dies down.

Jonathan Coachman:
It’s great to see you again, Mr. McMahon, and I think it’s fair to say that it’s been a great night for Monday Night Raw here tonight in New Jersey!!

~ Cheap pop as Coachman smirks.

Jonathan Coachman:
And, Mr. McMahon, let me just say what an honor it is-

***ALL GROWN UP***

Coachman shakes his head in disgust, appalled at the gall of the interrupter, the GM of SmackDown,
STEPHANIE MCMAHON. The crowd lets out a strong pop as Stephanie steps out onto the stage, dressed in a black, low-cut suit, smirk on her face. Steph continues down the stage, and then enters the ring, before shaking hands with her father. Steph calls for a mic of her own, and is soon handed one.

Stephanie McMahon:
I’ve never been a fan of Coach, so whatdya say we get this done as soon as possible so we can get to my main event?

~ The crowd pops HUGE, as Coach rolls his eyes, and Vince raises his brows, before raising the mic.

Mr. McMahon:
Well, all right then. As the both of you know, and as many in the audience and watching at home do as well, September 8th, will be Saturday Night’s Main Event on NBC.

~ Mild pop as both Coach and Steph nod.

Mr. McMahon:
And on that night - that two hour event - we will see the 2007 edition of … the WWE DRAFT LOTTERY!!

~ The crowd roars in approval, as both Coach and Stephanie let out slow sighs, not thrilled about the situation, but expecting it, one could assume.

Mr. McMahon:
That’s right. On September 8th, a little under two weeks away, both Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown will each get five draft picks from the other show at random… and NO ONE is exempt.

~ Steph and Coachman seem a bit taken aback by that revelation, and they both bring the mic up slowly.

Stephanie & Coachman:
…No one??

~ Vince smirks.

Mr. McMahon:
No one.

~ The two GMs shake their heads.

Mr. McMahon:
That means we could see “The Rated R Superstar” Edge get drafted to SmackDown-

~ Coach frowns, while Steph lets out a slight smirk.

Mr. McMahon:
Or we could have Mr. Kennedy… Kennedy head over to Monday nights-

~ Steph scoffs, while Coach nods his head with a shit-eating grin.

Mr. McMahon:
There’s no telling what could happen! But I do know that it will all happen on Saturday, September 9th, at Saturday Night’s Main Event. Hell, you could even see John Cena-

~ THUNDEROUS mixed reaction for the Doctor of Thuganomics as Steph looks on.

Mr. McMahon:
John Cena could-






THE LIGHTS GO OUT





THE CROWD ROARS





STATIC PLAYS IN THE BACKGROUND







THE LIGHTS COME BACK ON?

The crowd boos as all three members of management in the ring look around suspiciously, before McMahon lets out a nervous laugh and continues to speak.

Mr. McMahon:
So… yeah, Saturday Night’s Main Event, the WWE 2007 DRAFT LOTTERY!!

~ The crowd gives another polite round of cheers, as both Steph and Coach nod, and get ready to leave the ring…

Jim Ross:
I don’t know, but what about the news we heard from Mr. McMahon. The 2007 WWE Draft Lottery takes place on Saturday Night’s Main Event, September 8th on NBC! What a night that’s gonna be!

Tully Blanchard:
Five random picks for SmackDown, five for Raw, anything can happen!

~ …Vinnie Mac shakes his head a bit, and brings the mic back up.

Mr. McMahon:
Steph… we’re not finished.

~ The crowd “oohs” and “ahs,” as both Coach and Steph turn back around nervously.

Mr. McMahon:
Actually… Coach, you can go. I just need to speak with Stephanie.

~ Steph arks her eyebrows, as Coach gives himself a mental high-five and then quickly scurries from the ring and back up the ramp. Vinnie Mac brings the mic back up.

Mr. McMahon:
Stephanie, you’ve done a hell of a job as the general manager of SmackDown…

~ Uh oh; nervousness creeps into the face of the Billion Dollar Princess.

Mr. McMahon:
You’ve been tough, you’ve been smart, you’ve stood up for yourself and the SmackDown brand, and helped to put on a helluva show here tonight-

Stephanie McMahon:
“But!?”

~ OH; the crowd and Vince both seem taken aback by Steph’s chippy tone. McMahon brings the mic back up with a bit of his typical McMahon aggression.

Mr. McMahon:
It hasn’t all been flowers and candy, is what I’m sayin’!

Stephanie McMahon:
Flowers and candy? I’ve got the respect of 90% my locker room.

Mr. McMahon:
Yeah, except Booker, Regal, Mark Henry, Teddy Long-

Stephanie McMahon:
So what?

Mr. McMahon:
Let’s also not forget two megastars who aren’t in that locker room because of problems they’ve had with YOU!

~ Steph grits her teeth as McMahon takes a bit of a walk around his ring.

Stephanie McMahon:
Alright, let’s hurry up and get this over with.

~ McMahon gives his daughter a bit of a scowl, before he continues.

Mr. McMahon:
But even with all that… I still want you as the general manager of SmackDown.

~ Steph’s face shows her surprise and relief, while the crowd lets out a round of applause.

Mr. McMahon:
Or should I say… ONE of the general managers of SmackDown.

~ A furious scowl comes over the face of Stephanie as the crowd now reacts with surprise.

Stephanie McMahon:
WHAT THE F-

Mr. McMahon:
But that whole co-GM deal is for SmackDown on Friday, let’s get back to the show! Enjoy the main event, ladies and gentlemen!

~ McMahon drops the mic as his music plays and he leaves the ring, avoiding talking with his daughter, who demands an explanation. Steph leaves the ring and follows her father up the ramp, calling for him to explain, but Vinnie Mac continues to walk.



***


A video package for the World Heavyweight Championship plays (it’s not nearly as necessary as it was for the lengthy feuds previous to this match, so I won’t bother writing one)

***


Joey Styles:
Ladies and gentlemen, Tony Chimel is in the ring. That’s right, it’s main event time.

~ The camera pans around to show Chimel in the ring, microphone in hand.

*Bell rings*

Tony Chimel:
The following contest … is for THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

~ HUGE pop.


***IF YA SMELL***

The crowd completely explodes, letting out a thunderous mixed reaction, as the music of the WWE’s most recognizable superstar begins to play. Soon enough,
THE ROCK steps out onto the stage, dressed in his usual wrestling attire, look of pure determination on his face. The Brahma Bull takes a look around the sold-out arena, before he begins to run in place a bit, before continuing on down the entrance ramp.


Joey Styles:
The Rock is a nine-time world champion and one of the very few MEGAstars that this business has to offer, but he hasn’t been the world champion in this sport since 2002, five years ago, where he lost to Brock Lesnar. Can The Rock prove here tonight that he still has it to stand at the very top of the business?

Tazz:
Well, when ya take a look at it, Kennedy is a good match up for Rock. He’s not gonna out-power The Rock, he’s not gonna out-quick The Rock, and Rock has the edge in experience. Kennedy may be the one in trouble.

Michael Cole:
Last week on SmackDown, Rock said that Mr. Kennedy and the World Championship has his undivided attention, if that’s the case, we could see vintage Rock here tonight, and that could spell trouble for the champion.


The Rock climbs up the steel steps, walks to the far turnbuckle, climbs up, and raises up his hand to a thunderous mixed reaction. Rock soaks it up, smelling it, before he climbs down, enters the ring, and walks across the ring to the other turnbuckle. Rocky climbs up that one as well and repeats the process. The Great One steps down from the turnbuckle as his music begins to die down. Faint “Rocky” chants ring out around the arena, as The People’s Champion waits on his opponent…





***TURN UP THE TROUBLE***

The crowd lets out another loud response, not quite as raucous as Rocky’s, but almost as mixed, leaning towards cheers a bit. The World Heavyweight Champion
MR. KENNEDY walks out onto the stage, in his gray trunks and usual ring attire, World Title slung over his left shoulder, chomping his gum per always. KK stares into the ring at The Rock, who looks back intensely. Kennedy lets out a bit of a smirk, before continuing on down to the ring.


Joey Styles:
Right now, Ken Kennedy is having the best year of his career. He won the 2007 Royal Rumble. He won the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 23. He has successfully defended his championship against Batista, John Cena AND The Undertaker, a Who’s Who of WWE superstars. But tonight, he takes on the incomparable People’s Champion.

Tazz:
If there’s one thing Kennedy’s got going for him, it’s momentum and confidence ... At least I thought so before tonight. As you said he’s beaten the top guys around this year. Rock definitely qualifies.

Michael Cole:
This one should be a great one!


Kennedy enters the ring, and stops dead center, glaring at The Rock. Rocky notices the stare and moves towards KK, getting this crowd amped up once more, as the two contenders come face to face. The ref gets in between the two as the trash talk begins. Eventually, they’re separated and KK raises up the World Title, getting another mixed reaction from the crowd. Rock and Kennedy then move towards their corners, as the bell rings again.


Tony Chimel:
The following contest is tonight’s MAIN EVENT! It is scheduled for one fall, and it is for the World Heavyweight CHAMPIONSHIP!!

~ Crowd pops

Tony Chimel:
Introducing first, the challenger … from Miami, Florida … weighing in at 275 pounds … he is a former tag team champion, a former Intercontinental Champion, and a former NINE-TIME world champion … THE GREAT ONE … THE ROOOCK!!!

~ Big-time reaction from the audience, but The Rock doesn’t acknowledge it, locked in to the task at hand.

Tony Chimel:
And his opponent … from Green Bay, Wisconsin … weighing in tonight at 240 pounds … a former WWE Tag Team Champion, the 2007 Royal Rumble winner, and the current reigning AND defending WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION … KEN KENNEDY!!

~ “KENNEDY!” yells the crowd, and so does KK, as he glares across the ring at The Rock.


Tazz:
You heard the weight of both guys, you heard the credentials of both guys and it merely reinforces a point. Rock has the edge in strength, he probably has the edge in speed, he has the edge in general experience and he has the edge in big-match experience. Can Kennedy overcome all of that?

Joey Styles:
He’s overcome disadvantages all throughout his title reign. That’s why they wrestle the matches.

The two superstars move toward the middle of the ring, as Kennedy takes the World Title off of his shoulder and hands it to the referee. The referee, in between the two superstars, raises the title belt up … He then calls for the bell.


*Bell Rings*




World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Mr. Kennedy
defends against ‘The Great One’ The Rock

The crowd is at a fever pitch, standing and cheering, as both the champion and challenger glare at each other from across the ring. The Continental Airlines Arena does nothing but get even louder as the Loudmouth of Green Bay and The People’s Champion get closer and closer to one another and the center of the ring. The two finally meet, and the parallels between the two are few and far between: they both have short hair and they’re both wearing trunks, kneepads, elbow pads and boots.

Outside of that, the two are almost complete opposites. Kennedy loudly and arrogantly chews his gum, while The Rock calmly stares into the eyes of the world champion. The crowd begins to chant, but it’s not distinguishable as to who it’s for at the moment.

Rock and KK stare at each other for what seems like an eternity … before … THEY BOTH CONNECT WITH A RIGHT HAND, and the crowd EXPLODES!! Rock hits a right, then Kennedy, then Rock, then Kennedy! Back and forth the two go, until eventually, it’s the World Champion who gains the advantage, managing to land a succession of right hands, backing Rock against the ropes, much to the delight of some, and the chagrin of others. Kennedy backs up, and looks to hit Rock with one big blow, but Rock blocks it, and DRILLS KK with a right of his own!

The audience ERUPTS once more with a mixed reaction, but this time, it’s for The Rock, who fights back like a madman, drilling Kennedy with hard right hands!! With KK up against the ropes, Rock backs up, spits on his hand, and goes for the SPIT PUNCH -- but Kennedy ducks it, and LIFTS ROCK ONTO HIS SHOULDERS!! Rock quickly fights down off of his shoulders, and lands behind KK, spins him around, AND GOES FOR THE ROCK BOTTOM -- but KK FIGHTS OUT of that one, spinning out of it, and ends up back in the face of The Rock!

The crowd roars as the World Champ and The People’s Champ look into the eyes of one another just one more time, before they each let out a smirk, and begin to circle. Rocky wants a collar and elbow tie up, and KK looks ready to give him his lockup … before KK goes low, and knees Rock in the gut! The Brahma Bull keels over, and KK continues the attack, catching Rock with a right hand to the face, which knocks him toward the turnbuckle. Kennedy follows him in, and delivers a couple of boots to the gut, before he grabs his hand and uses the Irish whip to shoot him into the far corner with authority! Rock hits the turnbuckle, and bounces out, clutching his back, before he runs right into a hard back elbow from Kennedy, knocking him down!

KK backs up, as Rock crawls over to the ropes, and uses them to pull himself back up to his feet. Kennedy then charges ahead, and CLOTHESLINES ROCK OVER THE TOP ROPE!!

Rocky hits the canvas, and the crowd lets out a mixed reaction with the champion in complete control. The referee begins his ten count, but that’s cut off by a loud “MMMMIIIISSSSTTTERRRRRR KENNEDY” from the champion, which gets another loud mixed reaction. The Rock gets back up to his feet, and attempts to shake off the effects of this match. Rocky then climbs up onto the apron … only to
have Kennedy come over and finish off with “KEN-NA-DAY!!”

The crowd pops and KK smiles, but Rock drops down from the apron, grabs a hold of KK’s leg, and trips him down, before pulling Kennedy out of the ring!! KK quickly recovers and throws a right hand, but Rock ducks it, waits for KK to spin around, kicks Kennedy in the gut, AND FLATTENS KENNEDY WITH A SWINGING NECKBREAKER ON THE OUTSIDE!!! The thud the champ’s head makes is quite sickening, and the crowd responds as such.

Holding his head in pain, Kennedy doesn’t struggle when The Rock lifts him back up to his feet. Rocky returns the knee to the gut from earlier, before he grabs Kennedy’s hand … and WHIPS HIM INTO THE STEEL STEPS - KNEES FIRST!!

KK flips (Taker-like) over the steel steps, and holds his legs in pain, while The Rock quickly rolls in the ring and back out, breaking the count. The Great One lifts up the World Champion and tosses him back into the ring, before following him in himself.

Rocky calmly continues the game plan, kicking Kennedy several times in each leg with authority! KK tries to cover up his legs, but Rock responds by kicking him in the FACE - before giving him a couple more kicks in the legs!! Rock takes Kennedy’s right leg and drags him towards the ropes, before setting that leg on the bottom rope. Rocky gives the crowd The People’s Eyebrow, before he leaps up on the bottom rope, and comes down HARD on KK’s leg!! The crowd begins a slight ‘Kennedy’ chant, and Rock simply responds by pointing to his temple, and symbolically, his intelligence.

Kennedy grits his teeth in pain, but Rock couldn’t care less about his pain, bringing the champion back up to his feet. KK tries to fight back, rocking The Great One with a right hand … and then a second right, but Rocky quickly reacts, delivering a sharp kick to the left leg of Kennedy, taking him right back down to the canvas!! Rock shakes his head, mouthing “That was stupid” in reference to KK’s attempt at a comeback, before he grabs the left leg of Kennedy again. Rock walks toward the corner, and slides out, before he continues to pull KK toward the steel post. The referee tells The Great One to stop, but Rock doesn’t give a damn, AND SLAMS KK’S LEG AGAINST THE STEEL POST!! The referee can do nothing about it, continuing his count, as The Rock DOES IT AGAIN!!!

The People’s Champ then rolls back into the ring, and looks at the crowd, who give him another mixed reaction. Rock yells out “MISTER JABRONI”, before he brings Kennedy back up to his feet … and simply backs away, to watch KK crumble back down to the canvas, clutching his leg. Rock finishes off with “JABRONI”, getting a laugh from some of his fans, before he once more grabs Kennedy and brings him up to his feet. Rocky grabs his hand and shoots the champion into the turnbuckle. Rocky takes his time, bouncing up and down a bit, showing that his legs are completely fine, before he charges into the corner - RIGHT INTO A BACK ELBOW FROM KENNEDY!!

The crowd pops as Rocky stumbles backward, holding onto his jaw. Usually, KK would come out of the corner fighting, but he can’t, as he can barely move. Rock shakes off the blow, and moves back towards the corner, only to be hit with another right by Kennedy! Luckily for Kennedy, Rocky doesn’t move too far away from the corner, and KK lights him up with right hands to the face, six in a row, which has The Great One reeling! Somewhat stupidly, KK throws a kick from the corner, and Rock catches it!! Smiling, Rocky reaches down and grabs the other leg, before he YANKS Kennedy out of the corner, and to the center of the ring, sending the champ onto his back!

Rock looks at the crowd and pounds on his chest, proud, before he looks to capitalize with the SHARPSHOOTER -- but KK fights with everything he has, kicking like a madman, no matter how much it hurts! Frustrated, Rock gives up on the hold, and instead, walks around to the head of Kennedy, looking for an elbow drop, but KK moves out of the way!!

After slamming his elbow into the canvas, Rocky holds his elbow in pain, which gives Kennedy enough of an opportunity to crawl towards the ropes, and use them to pull himself up. The Rock gets up as well, and walks over towards Kennedy, only to be blasted in the face by a couple of hard right hands, which backs Rock up! KK then charges, or limps, rather, ahead, before taking Rock down with a clothesline! Rocky gets back up, and Kennedy charges again, taking Rock down with a second clothesline! Rocky gets up more gingerly this time, and KK charges ahead, looking for a third clothesline, but Rock ducks it, and KK hits the ropes once more.

The longer the distance KK has to travel, the more impact Rock’s leg work becomes, as KK comes off the ropes incredibly slow. The Great One reacts, and lifts Kennedy up onto his shoulders, BEFORE HE PLANTS HIM WITH THE SAMOAN DROP!!! The crowd cheers for the first high-impact move of the night. Rocky quickly turns over and covers Kennedy, hooking the far leg!

…1…
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…2…
… NO!

Kennedy shoots his shoulder off of the canvas! KK reaches around and holds his back, as Rock gets back up to his feet, adjusting his trunks. Rock gets a hold of KK and brings him back up to his feet. The Great One then gets behind Kennedy, and lifts him up, before planting him with a BACKBREAKER!! Kennedy holds his back in pain, as Rock moves onto phase two of his game plan. Rocky grabs the champion and brings him back up to his feet, before he wraps his arm around his neck, tosses KK’s ‘free’ shoulder over his own neck, and lifts him up into the air, before bringing him crashing back down to the canvas with a VERTICAL SUPLEX!!

Rocky sits up and begins to clap his hands together, applauding himself, which draws the ire of many in the crowd. Rock quickly gets back up to a vertical base, ‘smells it’ … and then drops down into a crouching position, STALKING THE CHAMPION. The crowd begins to buzz with anticipation, as Kennedy turns over onto his stomach, and begins to push himself back up to his hands and knees, and then, a vertical base. Kennedy favors his back and his left leg, as he turns around into -- A ROCK BOTTOM?? - no, A SPINE ON THE PINE!!

Rocky plants the loudmouth champion with his variation of a spine buster, before he grabs his legs, and … after a bit of a struggle … LOCKS IN THE SHARPSHOOTER!!!

The crowd comes alive as The Rock locks in the devastating submission hold, and KK writhes in pain! Rocky’s face shows his intensity, as Kennedy reaches out for the ropes, but he’s almost dead center in the middle of the ring! For the first time in this match up, the crowd is almost decidedly in Kennedy’s favor as loud ‘KENNEDY’ chants ring out for the champion in distress. Rocky yells at the fans to keep it down, as KK begins to use his forearms to inch and inch closer and closer toward the ropes. The Rock turns his head a bit, and sees that Kennedy IS CLOSE TO THE ROPES!! Rocky looks at the predicament with surprise as KK REACHES OUT AND…


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…BUT ROCK GETS UP and delivers a HARD STOMP TO HIS BACK, and DRAGS KK BACK TO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!

The Rock then turns him over, and LOOKS TO LOCK THE SHARPSHOOTER IN AGAIN -- BUT KK SHOVES HIM OFF AND TO THE CANVAS!!

The crowd roars as Kennedy begins to crawl away, reaching the ropes, and tries his damnedest to get back up to a vertical base. He finally does, just as Rock recovers, back up to his feet. Rock mouths ‘son of a bitch’, before he charges at KK, but KENNEDY SIDESTEPS HIM AND TOSSES HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE!! The crowd roars as Rock hits the floor, and KK collapses in the ring, holding his back.

A slight “Rocky” chant starts up, as Kennedy begins to crawl toward one of the far corners. As the referee’s ten count reaches five, The Rock gets back up to his feet on the outside, trying to shake the cobwebs loose. Inside, KK grabs the ropes and uses them to pull himself up, before resting against the turnbuckle. Rocky slides back into the ring and begins to pursue KK in the corner, but the champ kicks him in the gut!! Rock shakes off the blow and comes back, before he gets punched in the face with a right! Rocky does shake that one off so easy, and KK capitalizes, drilling Rocky with another right, and then two more, backing him up!! KK then holds his back in pain, before throwing another boot, but ROCK CATCHES IT! Rocky does a bit of trash talking, but KK leaps up, and TAKES ROCK DOWN WITH AN ENZIGUIRI!! The crowd watches attentively as both stars lay down on the canvas and the referee begins his ten count.

ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR… {Kennedy gets onto his hands and knees; Rock doesn’t move} FIVE… SIX… {Kennedy makes it all the way back up} SEVEN… EIGHT…NINE…

ROCK KIPS UP…

…AND IS TAKEN DOWN BY A KENNEDY CLOTHESLINE!! The crowd explodes as Rock gets back up and is drilled by a couple of right hands from the champ, before KK shoots him off of the ropes. Rocky comes back, and KK takes him up and over with a back body drop!! The Wisconsinite is on quite the roll, as Rock gets up holding his back now. KK gets behind Rock, before planting him with a Russian Leg Sweep!!

Angry and focused, Kennedy grabs Rock’s arms and drags the multi-time champion into the corner, head against the bottom turnbuckle. KK then takes his right boot and begins to SCRAPE it against the face of the champion, before he looks at the crowd, which gets a “MISTER KENNEDY”, before he takes off the ropes, comes back, AND KICKS ROCK SQUARE IN THE FACE!!! KK finishes off with “KENNEDY”, and may have just finished off this match, as he drags The Rock towards the center of the ring, and covers him, forearm to the face.

…1…
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…2…
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… NO!

ROCKY KICKS OUT!!! KK tries not to get frustrated, and stays on the attack, dragging Rock back up to his feet, before he backs the challenger into the corner. Kennedy rocks Rock with a right hand, before he lifts him up onto the top turnbuckle! KK then begins to ascent the turnbuckle as well, and seems to have Rocky in position for a SUPERPLEX!!! Knowing he’s in quite a bit of danger, Rock fights like hell, drilling KK with shots to the gut, before he takes his boot, and DRIVES it into Kennedy’s chest, sending the champion flying off of the turnbuckle and to the canvas!

Rock lets out a smile, and points to his head again, before he looks to step on the TOP TURNBUCKLE!! That’s not really The Rock’s game, and it shows, as he has a hard time steadying himself. That gives Kennedy enough time to recover, and the champion hits Rocky with a shot to the gut, keeling him over. KK then turns around, and climbs up onto the turnbuckle, before he puts ROCK ON HIS SHOULDERS!!! The crowd rises to its feet as KK lets out a roar, and leaps off the turnbuckle, PLANTING ROCK WITH THE GREEN BAY PLUNGE!!!!!

Our commentators think that spells the end for Rock, but KK can’t immediately capitalize, holding his back in pain. After several seconds, Kennedy musters up enough strength to cover The Rock.

…1…
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…2…
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…THREE--NO!!!

ROCK KICKS OUT!!!

KK can’t believe it, but some of the fans can, as a LOUD “ROCKY” chant begins to ring out around the arena. Kennedy looks at the ref, holding up three fingers, but it’s no dice. KK then grabs The Rock, brings him back up to his feet, and goes to shoot him into the ropes, but Rocky counters the Irish whip, sending KK in! Kennedy comes back, and Rock TOSSES HIM WITH AN OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!

After landing on his back, KK is definitely not in great shape, but The Rock seems to have gained a second wind, as he gets up to his feet at a relatively reasonable rate. KK soon follows, shaking off the blow. The two stars face each other, and Kennedy charges, throwing a right, but ROCK COUNTERS -- INTO THE ROCK BOTTOM!!!

The crowd lets out a thunderous mixed reaction, as Rock and Kennedy both lay out. The People’s Champion then reaches over, and drapes an arm over Kennedy’s chest!!

…1…
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…2…
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…THREE--NO!!!

KENNEDY KICKS OUT THIS TIME!!!

Everybody is on their feet now, as both men give it all. After spending about a dozen seconds on the canvas, both superstars get back up to a vertical base. Rock goes for a clothesline, but KK ducks, and goes for a clothesline, but Rock ducks, scoops KK up, and plants him with a body slam in the middle of the ring!

The crowd roars as The Rock looks into the live audience, pulls off his right elbow pad and tosses it!! Rocky then hits the ropes, leaps over KK, hits them again, comes back, AND GOES FOR THE PEOPLE’S ELBOW -- BUT KENNEDY MOVES!!! Rock gets up, holding his shoulder in an incredible amount of pain, just as KK gets up as well. Rocky turns around, and … KENNEDY PLANTS HIM WITH THE ROCK BOTTOM!!! That gets another mixed reaction as well, as both superstars lay out on the canvas and the referee begins another ten count.

ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR… FIVE… SIX… SEVEN…

…KENNEDY KIPS UP…

…BUT HE ENDS UP HURTING HIS ALREADY INJURED LEG!!! AND TO MAKE MATTER WORSE…

…ROCKY KIPS UP AGAIN!!!

The audience is completely worked up into a frenzy, as Kennedy turns around, and Rock lifts him up, PLANTING HIM WITH THE PINEBUSTER!!! Rocky quickly walks over to KK’s head, and then tosses his other elbow pad into the crowd!! Rocky quickly sprints the ropes, comes back … AND DRILLS KENNEDY WITH THE PEOPLE’S ELBOW!!! The crowd explodes as Rocky takes a breath, looking around at the crowd, before he covers Kennedy, hooking the far leg.

…1…
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…2…
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…THREE--NO!!!

KENNEDY KICKS OUT!!!

The Rock can’t believe it, mumbling to himself in frustration. The crowd is completely split down the middle, but Rocky doesn’t care about that now, getting up to his feet. Rock walks around the ring, completely pissed off, as he stares down at the champion. Rocky grabs Kennedy, and brings the champion up to his feet, but KK quickly grabs a hold of Rock’s head and hit’s a JAWBREAKER, sending The Rock down to the canvas!!

Kennedy then quickly attempts to shake off the massive damage he’s taken in this match, and steps onto the apron of the ring. KK then climbs to the top rope, very gingerly, and struggles to get set. Finally, he gets himself into position, and LEAPS OFF THE TOP -- GOING FOR THE KENTON BOMB -- BUT ROCK MOVES OUT OF THE WAY, AND KK CRASHES AND BURNS!!!

The crowd groans, as Kennedy lays out onto the canvas, clearly in pain, after missing that high risk, high impact maneuver. Rocky gets up, taunting the crowd, telling him that he was playing possible, before he grabs his jaw and rubs it a bit, showing that it did sting a little. The Great One then drops down to a crouch, once more looking to take Kennedy out. After several seconds, however, KK hasn’t gotten up, and Rock decides to do it himself.

He grabs Kennedy, brings him up to his feet, and then tosses him off the ropes. KK comes back, and…

ROCK GOES FOR ANOTHER ROCK BOTTOM -- BUT KK COUNTERS, ends up behind Rocky, AND GOES FOR THE GREEN BAY MEATPACKER -- BUT ROCK COUNTERS!! KK and Rock spin toward one another, and Kennedy throws a right hand, but Rocky ducks, AND GOES FOR THE ROCK BOTTOM AGAIN -- BUT KK TOSSES HIS ARM OFF OF HIM, QUICKLY SWITCHES ARM POSITIONS WITH HIM, AND … PLANTS HIM WITH THE MIC CHECK!!!!

The crowd explodes into another mixed reaction, and Kennedy doesn’t waste a second this time, quickly turning Rock over, and makes the cover, hooking the far leg!!

…1…
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…2…
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…THREE!!!

WINNER - and STILL World Heavyweight Champion -- MR. KENNEDY @ 17:05.

The audience lets out a loud roar as Kennedy rolls off of The Rock, completely worn out from the energy he exhausted to put that match up away. The referee grabs the World Title and hands it to the rising Kennedy. With his arm being raised, KK lifts the World Title in the other hand, taking in the ovation.


Tazz:
There ya go!! Kennedy beat The Rock as clean as a whistle in the middle of the ring!! But, man, what a match up that was.

Michael Cole:
The Rock showed that he can still hang with the best of them -- he is one of the best -- but the Mic Check puts him down here tonight at SummerSlam.

Joey Styles:
Mr. Kennedy continues to prove himself night in and night out, adding The Rock to his list of successful title defenses, but Tazz, you are absolutely right; The Rock gave it all he had here tonight, and it could’ve went either way on several occasion, but it’s the champion who retains.


Kennedy climbs the turnbuckle and raises the title belt up, while The Rock gets back up to a vertical base behind him. KK steps down, and turns right into the face of The Great One. The two warriors eye each other up once more, with neither backing down a single inch. Soon enough … The Rock … EXTENDS HIS HAND to the champion. The crowd cheers with appreciation, as KK looks a bit skeptical at first, but soon…

…SHAKES THE HAND OF THE GREAT ONE!!

The Rock gives KK a bit of a nod, before he takes his leave back up the entrance ramp, receiving an appreciative reaction from the sold-out crowd. Kennedy flings the belt over his shoulder, steps toward the center of the ring, and dramatically raises his hand up into the air, causing his microphone to lower from the ceiling. Kennedy takes it, and the crowd dies down for the champion.

Mr. Kennedy:
(Breathing heavily) Ladies and gentlemen … the winner of the match … AND STILLLLLLL WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION … MMMMIIIISSSTERRRRRRRRR KENNEDY!!!

The crowd cheers as Kennedy walks over to the turnbuckle, and climbs it.
Mr. Kennedy:
KEN - NA--

Kennedy’s face lights up as he angrily looks into the crowd. The area in which KK is looking begins to stir as well, letting out a loud reaction.

The camera pans in close to Kennedy’s face, which has now turned a beet red, before it goes back to that section of the audience. Soon, it becomes apparent to the rest of us simpletons exactly what Kennedy is looking at. The camera closes in to show…

‘THE GAME’ TRIPLE H!!!

The former ten-time world Champion makes his way through the crowd, wearing his jeans and a leather jacket.

Joey Styles:
Oh my Gawd!!

Tazz:
The Game is in the building! Triple H made it his business to send Stephanie McMahon, our boss, a message at the Great American Bash by Pedigreeing Mr. Kennedy. He’s probably looking to do the same thing tonight!

Kennedy leaps down off of the apron, and waves Hunter on in. H finally makes it to the crowd barricade, and quickly leaps over, before sliding into the ring. The crowd EXPLODES as H and Kennedy glare at one another. KK doesn’t want to wait much longer, and THE BRAWL IS ON!!

The two stars exchange right hands, and Kennedy eventually wins out, backing H against the ropes, before shooting him off! KK gets set too early, however, and Hunter makes him pay, drilling the champion with a face crusher! Worn out from his grueling match with The Rock, that blow damn near knocks KK out, sending him to the ground!!

Finally, Stephanie McMahon and several security guards step out onto the stage. Steph quickly sends them down to the ring, but Hunter lifts Kennedy up as fast as he can, before sticking him between his legs!! Smirking, Hunter turns his body right at Stephanie and the approaching security guards, before he leaps up…

AND DRILLS KENNEDY WITH THE PEDIGREE!!!

The crowd boos The Game furiously as Stephanie shakes her head in disgust. The security guards enter the ring, and Hunter quickly exits, before climbing back over the fan barricade. Many fans reach out and touch The Game as he heads back through the crowd, while Kennedy lays face down in the ring. After picking up one of the biggest wins in his career, and definitely the biggest win since WrestleMania 23, the World Heavyweight Champion finds himself out cold in the middle of a SummerSlam ring …









…and the worst isn’t over yet…










***I WALK ALONE***

A loud ‘OH’ is heard, as ‘THE ANIMAL’ BATISTA, THE NEW MONEY IN THE BANK CONTRACT HOLDER, steps out onto the stage, CARRYING THE BRIEFCASE … WHICH IS STAINED WITH
BLOOD.


Joey Styles:
Oh … my … God. Mr. Money in the Bank is coming to the ring, The Animal is here!! What the hell is that on Batista’s briefcase!? It looks like--

Tazz:
That’s blood. That can’t be … that can’t be Flair’s blood, can it?

Joey Styles:
That’s … disgusting. I can’t even … wow.

Tazz:
I don’t understand this. Why the hell would Batista attack ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair? He’s been a mentor -- like a father to him. But that’s not what this about right now, because Mr. Kennedy is in TROUBLE!

Michael Cole:
THIS IS RIDICULOUS!! Mr. Kennedy has been in a tremendous battle with The Rock, gotten Pedigreed by Triple H, and now, he’s supposed to put the World Title on the line AGAIN!?

Tazz:
That’s the beauty of the Money in the Bank, Cole. Anytime, anyplace, anywhere.


Stephanie can do nothing but look on in shock, as Batista holds out the briefcase, CASHING IN THE MONEY IN THE BANK!!! Steph soon snaps out of it, and takes it from Big Dave, before The Animal continues on down to the ring. Inside, KK begins to recover from the Pedigree, making it onto his hands and knees. The Animal slides in … and the referee has no choice but to call for the bell.


*Bell Rings*


World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Mr. Kennedy
defends against ‘The Animal’ Batista

Kennedy finally stands up -- only to be kicked in the gut by Batista, and shoved in between his legs!! The crowd boos The Animal furiously, as Big Dave doesn’t waste time posing, and lifts Kennedy up onto his shoulders … BEFORE PLANTING HIM WITH THE DEMON BOMB!!! KK hits the canvas with earth-shattering impact, and Batista quickly covers him, hooking the far leg!!

…1…
…………………………
……………
…2…
……………
…………………………
…THREE!!!!

WINNER - and NEW World Heavyweight Champion -- ‘THE ANIMAL’ BATISTA @ 0:20.

The crowd remains in complete and utter silence, stunned by the rollercoaster ride known as the last ten minutes. Batista gets off of KK and demands his World Title belt, which is handed to him by the referee. Big Dave snatches it, and glares at the belt that he’s now RECAPTURED after losing it to the man whom defeated him at WrestleMania. Big Dave looks down at KK, before he tosses the title over his right shoulder, and heads out of the ring, back up the ramp.

Michael Cole:
The Animal has just STOLEN the World Heavyweight Championship!!

Tazz:
I don’t know if I’d go that far, but he has just taken back the World Title that he lost at WrestleMania 23 to Mr. Kennedy.

Batista looks almost as if he’s in a daze while he heads back up the ramp. Inside the ring, the referee checks on a flattened Kennedy.

Tazz:
And you’ve gotta feel for Kennedy here. He put his guts on the line, and managed to defeat an icon, The Rock, and retain the title. But then not only does he get Pedigreed by Triple H for the second time in two months, he gets his championship taken away. To have it happen like that … gotta feel for the kid.

Joey Styles:
Did Batista have this thing planned from the beginning? Take out Ric Flair, his mentor, his manager, a man who’s been like a father to him, to cash in the Money in the Bank? We don’t know the answer, but what we do know is that the Nature Boy has been taken out, and now, Batista has cashed in ‘his’ Money in the Bank contract for his third World Heavyweight Championship!

The Animal gets to the top of the ramp, and stops to stare at Stephanie McMahon. Steph glares at Batista, completely flabbergasted, shocked … and a bit disgusted, before she looks back at the briefcase, stained in blood. Batista looks a bit sorrowful as he stares at the briefcase, discolored by the blood of his mentor, but soon turns and heads through the curtain.

Michael Cole:
This makes me absolutely SICK!!

Inside the ring, Kennedy sits up, shocked, furious, and in pain … serious pain. SummerSlam goes off the air with the final image of an angry Mr. Kennedy, the now FORMER World Heavyweight Champion, writhing in pain, with his incredible title run now over … at the hands of the man it started against.

END OF SHOW

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