Thanks for all the reviews. Didn't expect that many. Yeah, I meant "Intercontinental Champion Carlito" obviously. I posted reviews for Kane and FD and I know Orry and Renegade have just posted recaps. Expect reviews for those shortly. And obviously, Legend's Royal Rumble review will definitely be posted. Looks like a great show.
As for this SmackDown!, promos are in full, matches are extremely recapped outside of the main event. Predictions for No Way Out
will be appreciated. No wild card questions. Enjoy.
SmackDown; February 16th, 2007; St. Louis, Missouri;
Hello everyone and welcome to Friday Night SmackDown, here on FX, and what a night we have planned for you. Some huge matches on the card.
No doubt, no doubt. King Booker takes on Chavo Guerrero, Finlay takes on Lashley and our United States Champion William Regal goes one on one with Rey Mysterio.
All six of those men will be in the six man tag team elimination match this Sunday at No Way Out.
Huge implications in these matches tonight but what about our ginormous main event match.
Huge ten man tag team match up. The “World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry, the WWE Tag Team Champions the Hardyz, the “Doctor of Thuganomics” John Cena and the World Heavyweight Champion Batista team up to take on Paul London, Brian Kendrick, Chris Sabin, the “Big Red Machine” Kane and THE ROCK!!!
Monstrous main event, monstrous show, monstrous rowdy crowd, lets get this show on the road!
***I Walk Alone*** The crowd gets up to its feet and rain down heat as the World Heavyweight Champion, “The Animal” Batista, storms to the ring, looking all business, World Title in hand.
Batista, looking none too happy and why should he? In two days, he has to defend the World Heavyweight Championship against The Rock in a Steel Cage Match!! And last week, his manager, the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair got put through the table with a Rock Bottom by his No Way Out challenger!
Completely uncalled for by The Rock, if you ask me. Putting poor Naitch through that table, sending a message to the champ. He may have to pay for that this week. Batista looks pissed.
Batista steps in and yells at Tony Chimel for a mic, getting one instantaneously.
Pop for the mention of the People’s Champion.
Last week, that was over the line!! You don’t put your hands on the Nature Boy!!
You think you sent me a message?! HUH!? The only thing you’ve managed to do … is piss me off. This Sunday, at No Way Out, all this aggression I have pent up inside is gonna come out in that steel cage match. I’m gonna rip you limb from limb!
Rocky chant starts.
Chant his name all you want, that doesn’t change the fact that this Sunday, I’m leaving that Steel Cage with the World Heavyweight Championship around my waist and the Rock will be laid down, flat on his back, looking up at the lights, after I’ve put his ass in the ground!
Heat from the crowd.
That is … if Rock makes it to No Way Out. See, tonight there’s gonna be a ten man tag team match up and if I have my way -- and I always have my way, I’m gonna take Rock out then and there.
Just like Mark Henry at the Great American Bash, just like Kurt Angle at No Mercy, just like Bobby Lashley, King Booker, Finlay, Triple H, anybody who’s dared to step up and get in my face and try to take my World Heavyweight Title, The Rock … will … fail!!
More heat and an Asshole chant starts up.
Rock will fail because there isn’t a wrestler in this company, in this continent, ON THIS DAMN PLANET who can beat me!! And this Sunday at No Way Out, pay per view, Steel Cage, The Animal leaves with the gold!!
Heat as Batista raises his World Title above his head, smirk on his face…
***If Ya Smell*** The crowd explodes into an electrifying ovation as The Rock steps onto the stage, microphone in hand. Batista shakes his head and yells over the Rock’s theme and the crowd.
NO! NO! NO!
The crowd calms down as the music ends.
No catchphrases! No dumb-ass nursery rhymes! None of that stupid shit! I’ll see your ass later tonight!
Rock lets out a smile before he takes his shades off.
Make no mistake about it, you don’t have to worry about jokes from The Rock tonight because y’see in just two days, 48 HOURS, Batista, you go ONE ON ONE … WITH THE GREAT ONE!!!
Steel Cage Match, World Heavyweight Title on the line. Yeah, you’re six feet five, 300 pounds but it won’t make a damn bit of difference … because ever since The Rock came back, The Rock has heard it all!! ‘The Rock’s a step slower’, ‘The Rock’s not as quick’, ‘The Rock’s got ring rust’. And The Rock says to those people who think that, take your excuses, shine it up real nice, turn those sumbitches sideways AND STICK EM STRAIGHT UP YOUR CANDY ASS!!!
Crowd pops huge.
The Rock: (Rock slams his right hand against his left after every comma)
Batista, you can go ahead and believe the critics, believe every naysayer, believe every cynic, believe every skeptic, believe every disbeliever, believer every doubter, believe every STUPID SON OF A BITCH with a mouth, it won’t change the fact that this Sunday, No Way Out, The Rock is walking out of that Steel Cage the new WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!!!!
Batista shakes his head no as the crowd has really gotten behind The Rock now, many on their feet.
Nobody can help you. That Steel Cage is gonna make sure nobody gets in and nobody gets out. You can’t rely on Ric Flair, you can’t rely on your daddy, you can’t rely on your momma, you can’t rely on your bald headed grandma.
Pop with a few laughs.
This Sunday, the reign of the Animal … comes to an end … at the hands of the jabroni beatin, pie-eatin, trail-blazin, eyebrow-raisin, People‘s Champion!
Thunderous ovation as Batista trembles with anger.
IF YA SMELLLLLLLLLL … WHAT THE ROCK … IS COOKIN’!!!!!
Rock raises the People’s Eyebrow as the two superstars have a staredown, Rock looking supremely focused as a bit of nervousness has seemed to creep into the demeanor of the usual confident World Champion.
In the first match up of the night, Bobby Lashley does battle against the Fighting Irish Bastard Finlay. The two men have gotten use to one another over the past year or so and, as always, put on a solid back and forth match up, with Finlay using his veteran experience and craftiness to counteract the strength and power disadvantage. The finish comes when Lashley manages to avoid a shillelagh shot and lift Finlay onto his shoulders for a the Running Powerslam, picking up the victory @ 8:12.
Cut backstage with Josh Matthews waiting by with the “World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry.
Mark Henry, this Sunday, at No Way Out, you take on the Big Red Machine Kane and obviously later tonight, the two of you will be involved in that huge ten man tag team match up but I have to ask you why you attacked Kane two weeks ago here on SmackDown?
Henry and Matthews turn their attention towards the monitor, which shows the beating Mark Henry delivered to Kane a couple of weeks ago, consisting of a few avalanches, a couple of big splashes and the World’s Strongest Slam. The video ends and Henry grabs the microphone.
You know, last week, John Cena said little kids come up to him at airports and restaurants and ask him questions but that doesn’t happen to the World’s Strongest Man because nobody in their right mind has the nerve to get in my face! And you know why? Because I’m the biggest, I’m the baddest, and I’m the strongest son of a bitch to ever step foot into a WWE ring! And that’s exactly why I beat Kane down two weeks ago on SmackDown. Y’see, the world needed a reminder of just who I am.
I’ve been out of action since SummerSlam and I put Kane and anybody else who may have forgotten - on notice!! Things are gonna change around here. The big, bad SILVERBACK is BACK and now the World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry is taking my jungle BACK!! It starts tonight in the ten man tag team match and it continues through No Way Out, when I break Kane in half!! You ain’t gotta like it but you might as well accept it, ‘cause there ain’t a damn thing you can do it about it!
Henry walks off to boos, as we fade.
Ladies and gentlemen, later tonight, ten man tag team match, the World Heavyweight Champion Batista leads Mark Henry, the Hardyz and John Cena into battle against his No Way Out challenger, The Rock, Chris Sabin, Paul London, Brian Kendrick and Kane!!
The next match up of the night takes place and once again, it puts someone from “Mysterio’s team” against a member of the King’s Court, King Booker vs. Chavo Guerrero. Booker and Chavito put on a serviceable match, with Booker dominating the early going until Chavo makes a comeback. The finish comes when Chavo goes up for a frog splash and Queen Sharmell pushes him off the top, unaware to the referee, as Booker follows up with the Scissors Kick for the victory @ 7:06.
***Dilated Teens*** “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels makes his way out onto the stage, adorned in his ‘Gospel Gear’, accompanied by Allison Danger, whom holds Daniels’ Cruiserweight Championship up and shows it off to the crowd, whom roundly boos the champion. Daniels steps in and calls for a mic, getting one from Chimel before speaking.
Last week, right here on SmackDown, I issued an open challenge, to any and every former Cruiserweight Champion in the world today.
Y’see, the Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels was sick and tired of being overlooked, sick and tired of being disregarded by each and every one of you fans, sick and tired of being disrespected by upper management, who refuse to give me my proper due.
But unlike you people, who sit on your ass, and complain and bitch and
moan about your nine to fives, I decided to do something about it. I didn’t just sit on my couch, drink beer, eat Doritos and wonder why life isn’t getting any better.
No, I decided to do something about it and that will become plainly obvious this Sunday, when the Fallen Angel steals the show, puts on a five star match up as only he can and leaves the Cruiserweight Champion.
Mixed reaction, leaning towards heat.
After No Way Out, none of you will be talking about Batista, you won’t be talking about The Rock, or Mister Kennedy, or Kurt Angle, everybody and their mother will be talking about the classic the Fallen Angel put on, the way it should ALWAYS
Heat and a “You suck” chant starts up as Daniels smirks a bit.
So, much like myself - which is the only thing people like you have in common with myself - I’m sure you’re wondering, who is it gonna be?
Daniels rubs his chin, quizzically.
Of course, Chris Sabin could step up again to try and take this bad boy off of me.
Crowd pops as Daniels rubs the championship on Allison‘s shoulder.
But as I mentioned last week, Chris Sabin doesn’t get another shot at this championship! As far as I’m concerned, the Royal Rumble was his last opportunity. Even with all the weapons in the world, he couldn’t get the job done and it was the Fallen Angel who put the match away fair and square, clean in the middle!
“Bullshit” chant starts up as the fans boo Daniels clearly distorted memory of the Rumble match up.
So with Sabin on the back of the line, that leads a couple of high profile choices. Jushin Thunder Liger being one of them.
Hell, maybe the Ultimo Dragon…
Taka Michinoku, Gregory Helms, Psichosis, each and everyone of them would make a nice choice to be defeated by the Fallen Angel this Sunday.
Daniels smirks a bit.
Hell, earlier tonight, I realized that Rey Mysterio got himself booked into a six man elimination tag at No Way Out, once again, DUCKING me! Rey, how about you stop hiding behind your mask, hit the gym and bring your ass back to the Cruiserweight division where you belong so I can beat you dead center in this ring!!
He’s afraid, just like every other so called “legendary cruiserweight” wrestler in the world. They realize that a new era has dawned, they realize that the Fallen Angel is FAR better than any of them could ever claimed to be. So at No Way Out, it doesn’t matter who it, all you have to do is show and get shown up. And that’s the Gospel according to the Fa--
***Iceman*** The crowd begins to buzz but then let out a nice pop as DEAN MALENKO walks onto the stage and down the ramp, dressed in a suit as Daniels takes off his shades and hands them to Allison Danger, looking somewhat perplexed. Malenko steps in.
Look, Dean, I know you’re one of the road agents or producers or whatever the hell Vince is calling you guys now but uh, this is my time, Stephanie booked this time for me, I’m supposed to be out here.
Malenko asks Daniels for the mic and Daniels hesitates but eventually hands it over to the Iceman.
I’m not out here on behalf of the WWE, I’m out here for me. At No Way Out, I want the shot at the Cruiserweight Championship!
Guys like you, you just show up in this company without paying any dues and think that the spotlight should be on you, without you having to earn it. You want everything handed to you. Guys like myself, guys like Eddie Guerrero, guys like Chavo Guerrero, guys like Chris Benoit, guys like Rey Mysterio, we came up the hard way, paid our dues, worked our asses off and fought like hell to get the respect and the opportunities that we deserved!
Another great pop and Daniels smirks a bit, telling Allison to get him a mic as Malenko continues.
You’ve got a lot of guts, coming out here and insulting Mysterio and guys like that, who paved the way for cruiserweights and that styles -- YOUR style of wrestling here in the United States and it’s about time you showed him, me and every other wrestler in the back, the proper respect. And if you’re not willing to do that, I’ll do it for you.
More applause as the crowd rallies behind Malenko. Daniels gets handed his mic and finally gets to speak.
Paid dues? I havent paid my dues? I’ve wrestled in gymnasiums with no more than a hundred people, I’ve driven from town to town with barely enough money for gas in my pocket, let alone, things like food and guys like you have the nerve to tell me to respect guys like you
? Why? I’ve earned every single thing that I’ve gotten in this business but yet, I’ve gotta sit back and wait for a spotlight to be shone on me? No, I went that route and it’s gotten me nowhere for the past FIFTEEN YEARS, I’ve wrestled in this business!! I’m gonna take what’s mine, and get what’s coming to me! Malenko, you want a shot at the Cruiserweight Championship?!
You’ve got two whole days to lose the ring rust, lose the beer belly and find a couple of the one thousand holds you used to have, and meet me this Sunday at No Way Out! Me, you, Cruiserweight Championship -- YOU’RE ON!!
The crowd pops huge as Malenko nods. Daniels extends his hand to Dean, with a smirk on his face. The Iceman thinks for a second before going to accept the handshake but Daniels pulls his hand back, to heat. He then smirks once more before slapping the veteran right across the face!! Both Daniels and Allison laugh to heat as Malenko rubs the side of his face.
Malenko looks up and then rocks Daniels with a forearm and then follows up with a few more before shooting him off of the ropes! He gets set too early and Daniels gets on top of him, looking for the ANGEL’S WINGS … but Malenko spins out of it, getting free. The Fallen Angel comes back, hitting a couple of forearms to the face before shooting him off of the ropes.
Daniels goes for a clothesline once Malenko comes back, but Dean ducks, goes behind and rolls Daniels up, before attempting to lock in the TEXAS CLOVERLEAF!!! Daniels fights like a mad man, scrambling and kicking his legs, finally getting free and scurrying out of the ring and up the ramp as the crowd goes wild for the man of a thousand holds!!
***Iceman*** Malenko’s music hits once again and he raises his arm into the air, to a standing ovation as Allison runs over to Daniels, handing him his championship. The two men stare at each other, Daniels, slapping his title, screaming at Malenko, whom looks as ice-like as always while we fade.
Back from the break we get our third match up of the night, the third and final match up, pitting the two rival teams of Booker and Mysterio against each other. This time, it’s the United States Champion William Regal going head up against Rey Mysterio. With each team tied up at one apiece at the moment, Regal and Mysterio go all out, pulling out every stop and delivering a wonderful free television match up. The finish comes when Mysterio hit’s the 619 and attempts to follow up with the Droppin Da Dime but Regal rolls out of the way and Mysterio crashes and burns. Regal rolls him up, with a hook of the tights and picks up the three count, getting the tiebreaker for the King’s Court @ 15:37.
***Medal*** The crowd gets to its feet and delivers an ungodly amount of heat as Kurt Angle storms down the entrance ramp and into the ring. He calls for a mic and gets it. A “You Suck” chant starts up but Angle doesn’t even wait for them to die down before starting.
Tonight is far from the night to get on my bad side. Y’see, this past Monday Night on Raw was supposed to be my big moment. I was checking out the competition -- my new potential home after No Way Out and as I’m blessing the fans of Monday Night Raw with my glorious presence, who gets in my face - Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Oh but that’s not all, me and Austin actually get into a brawl and just like at the Royal Rumble, I beat the living crap out of him all by myself-
Heat for Angle’s fabrication.
And as I’m beating the crap out of the bald headed drunk, and even more worthless piece of craps sticks his nose where it didn’t belong - Mister Kennedy.
Prodigious pop as Angle starts to laugh a bit.
The funny thing is, all Kennedy actually did was not only screw himself, but he screwed SmackDown, Stephanie McMahon and all of you SmackDown fans in the process.
“You Suck” chant starts up.
I’m gonna kill three birds with one stone this Sunday night. At No Way Out, I’m gonna beat the holy hell out of Mister Kennedy and then I’ll take his WrestleMania title match.
After I’m done with that, there will be nothing left for me to do on SmackDown, so I’m gonna take my WrestleMania main event and head to Monday Night Raw, the A show!
Mixed reaction - some wanting him to leave, others not wanting SmackDown to lose one of its top stars.
And then once I get to Raw, I’ll take the dirt road to WrestleMania 23 by beating the living crap out of that drunken idiot, Stone Cold Steve Austin, before I win the WWE Championship. Oh, its true, its damn true.
Now, SmackDown may collapse without me, hell, lets be realistic for a moment, it WILL collapse without its foundation, the greatest athlete in the history of the WWE, yours truly, Kurt Angle.
But I don’t want you fans to worry bec-
***Turn Up The Tremble*** The arena explodes into an awe-inspiring ovation as Mr. Kennedy sprints down to the ring, evil intentions in his eyes. Angle holds his ground, ready for Kennedy to get in. KK slides in but Angle immediately bails, rolling out of the ring and trotting up the ramp!
Kennedy picks up the microphone Angle dropped in the ring but has to wait for this crowd to die down, whom continue to shower down applause on the 2007 Royal Rumble winner.
Kurt, there’s a couple of clichés I could use at the moment. I could say something like (puts on hype voice)
“You got away from me tonight, but this Sunday, there will be … NO … WAY … OUT!!” (back to normal)
Or something of the sort, but instead, I’ll tell you like this - like it is.
Kennedy spits out his gum.
Mr. Kennedy: (pointing to bandage on forehead)
I still owe you for this. I havent forgotten and I damn sure haven’t forgiven. So, get Steve Austin out of your head, get the WWE Championship, World Championship, three birds and stones out of your head and forget all about WrestleMania because this Sunday, on pay per view, you’ve got to deal with one angry son of a bitch!
So throw all of those wild dreams out of the window, because at No Way Out, I’m leaving with MY WrestleMania main event, MY World Heavyweight Title match and this Sunday, I’ll have the pleasure to be the last guy to kick your ass before kicking you off of MY show!!
So Kurt, pack your bags, because you can leave SmackDown but you won’t be leaving with a damn thing except my foot in your ass.
Another nice pop as Angle fumes at the top of the ramp.
Stone Cold can have whatever scraps of your body are left, because at No Way Out, first dibs go to … MMMMIIIISSSSTTTTEEERRRRRR KKKEEEENNNNNEEEDDDYYYY!!!!
Kennedy walks over to the turnbuckle as the fans chant along.
KEN - NA - DAY!!!!
***Turn Up The Tremble*** The music of the Royal Rumble winner plays once more as Kennedy and Angle stare at one another while Tazz and Joey Styles give us one final hard sell for this match up before once again hyping up our ten man tag team main event.
Back from the break, a video package plays, hyping up the WWE Tag Team Championship match between the Hooligans and the Hardyz. The video focuses on the extensive history the Hardy Boyz have in ladder matches, showing off the high risk offense of our ‘extreme’ tag team champions, capping it off with Jeff Hardy’s signature spot - the Swanton off of the ladder, through a table, onto Bubba Ray Dudley. The video then turns to the “new age” Hardyz, The Hooligans, and their styles off offense, before capping off with their huge ladder match win at SummerSlam.
Cut to Steve Romero who is standing by with Chris Sabin.
Chris Sabin, later on tonight you’ll be involved in that huge ten man tag team match but last week on SmackDown, possibly, the BIGGEST win of your career when you pinned former two time WWE Champion, John Cena’s shoulders to the canvas of the ring. What do you say to those people who say that your win last week was a fluke??
What do I say to those people who say my win was a fluke? I say, tune into No Way Out this Sunday because John Cena and myself will be going one on one again. I’ve never been a guy to guarantee a victory but I can guarantee this -- I will go out there and give it my absolute best. I’m gonna go out there and give it-
A loud, obnoxious clapping is heard off camera and the camera soon pans over to show John Cena, whom gets showered in heat as he smiles.
Chris, man, you remind me of myself so much when I first broke in. Eyes wide open, taking in the incredible atmosphere of this place, ready for anything and everything, all challengers.
We’re nothing alike.
John Cena: (scoffs)
You’re damn sure right about that because I realized just like you’re gonna realize, these people don’t give two shits about you! They don’t care what you go through each week, they just want to be entertained and then the second they get bored, (snaps fingers)
they turn on you. Oh and you can bet your ass they’ll turn on you, just like they did me.
Sabin shakes his head, smiling a bit.
That’s alright, homie, you ain’t gotta believe me. In fact, I don’t give a shit whether you do or you don’t, that was just a heads up. Here’s another one. This Sunday, I’m gonna beat you up and down that arena. Lightning doesn’t strike once and I mean that in a somewhat literal sense…
Cena turns towards the camera.
Because if The Undertaker has half a mind, he knows not to stick his nose in my business a second time. The first time, I’m letting you off the hook for. You do it again, Deadman, and I’ll put you six feet under …
Boos as Cena turns back towards Sabin.
Cena then waives his hand in the face of Sabin, saying “You can’t see me” before walking off.
Back from the break, Joey Styles and Tazz run down the entire No Way Out card for this Sunday on pay per view, including a special SmackDown Tag Team Showcase match just made, pitting The Mexicools against Benjamin/Helms.
In the fourth match up of the night, Shelton Benjamin goes one on one with Super Crazy, with their respective tag team partners, Gregory Helms and Psichosis, watching from ringside. The two superstars put on a fast paced contest but its Super Crazy who picks up the victory with a moonsault off of the top for the pinfall @6:23, much to the surprise of Helms, who slides in the ring angrily but Crazy immediately bails.
A video package plays, focusing on the Steel Cage World Heavyweight Championship match at No Way Out between the World champion, Dave Batista, and the #1 contender, The Rock.
The opening to the package focuses on the complete dominance of Batista’s title reign, beating Kurt Angle for the title at No Mercy, defeating five wrestlers in the Elimination Chamber at Armageddon, crushing Bobby Lashley at NYR, and pinning Triple H at the Royal Rumble.
The video then shifts to The Rock’s incredible career, beating the best that this business has to offer, consisting of Steve Austin, Ric Flair, HHH, Angle, Taker, Kane, Goldberg, Jericho, Benoit, Booker and down the line. The video then shows a couple of menacing shots of the Steel Cage before closing with a shot of The Rock and Batista face to face.
Backstage, Kurt Angle packs his bags before Stephanie McMahon walks in.
Stephanie takes a breath.
Is there anything I could say to you that would convince you to stay here on SmackDown? I mean, there’s just too much on the line at this point. Triple H isn’t returning my phone calls, we’re on the road to WrestleMania, FX is worried we won’t have a main event to hype, Kennedy is pissed, Raw is rolling, y’know … I just don’t need this right now.
Steph, I can appreciate your situation and I understand that without Kurt Angle, SmackDown is nothing and I understand that come this Sunday, after I beat the crap out of Mister Kennedy, SmackDown won’t have a main event and I feel bad that Triple H took his ball and went home but quite frankly, its none of my concern now. You had your chance to make me the guy, to treat me like the top guy on SmackDown … but you thought that Dave Batista, and Mister Kennedy and The Rock and Hunter and all these guys were more important than an Olympic Gold Medalist, so now you pay the price. Good luck finding a SmackDown main event for WrestleMania because after No Way Out, you’re looking at the Raw main event and soon to be, new WWE Champion, WOOO!
Angle smirks before walking off as Steph tries to keep her cool but is obviously upset and distraught as Angle may beat Kennedy and take the main event to Raw.
Back to ringside.
***X-treme*** The crowd pops but soon degenerates into heat as the WWE Tag Team Champions, Matt and Jeff Hardy, trot down to the ring before sliding in and posing on the turnbuckles to boos.
***Some Bodies Gonna Get It*** The crowd boos as “The Silverback” Mark Henry stomps down towards the ring, looking as mean and nasty as always.
***My Time Is Now*** A thunderous negative reaction overtakes the arena as the former two time WWE Champion, the “Doctor of Thuganomics” John Cena walks down the entrance ramp.
***I Walk Alone*** The World Heavyweight Champion, “the Animal” Batista, steps out onto the stage, looking a bit naked without Ric Flair by his side and the audience boos the champion mercifully as he sets off his pyro.
***London Calling*** The crowd gives a nice pop as The Hooligans gingerly walk down and stop at the bottom of the entrance ramp - not sprint - as the two still suffer from the ladder attack from last week at the hands of the Hardyz.
***Hail Sabin*** The former Cruiserweight Champion Chris Sabin comes down to the ring to a good pop, slapping the hands of the fans.
***Slow Chemical*** Kane steps out onto the stage and Mark Henry face cramps up as the Big Red Machine eyes him up, walking down to the ring.
***IF YA SMELL*** The audience completely erupts, going wild into an incredible ovation as the #1 contender, The Rock, makes his way down the entrance ramp, looking calm and focused as always and soon leads his group into the ring and gets this match kicked off!!
Here we go!! The Rock getting things kicked off!!
Our huge main event is underway!
Main Event: Ten Man Tag Team Match:
Batista, John Cena, Hardyz & Mark Henry vs. The Rock, Kane, Hooligans & Chris Sabin
The match gets kicked off quick with a huge ten man brawl with all No Way Out opponents pairing off with each other, Rock with Batista, Cena with Sabin and down the line. Eventually, the faces clear the ring and the match up settles down, with Cena and Sabin as the legal men. Much like last week, Sabin holds his own against Cena, hitting hurricanranas and using his speed to stay away from Cena. Eventually, Cena catches him ‘sleeping’, and takes his head off with a nasty clothesline. The Doctor of Thuganomics then slows the match down, using his brawling style to keep him grounded. Over the next four minutes, Batista, Henry and each Hardy gets tagged into the match and keeps Sabin into the corner … that is, until he makes the tag to Kane!!
The Big Red Machine comes in and is on fire, taking out each member of the opposite team as they come in, hitting right after right. Eventually, it comes down to Henry and Kane and the two monsters go at it, exchanging ferocious rights. Henry actually gains the better of it and kicks Kane in the gut before shooting him off the ropes. Kane comes back and Mark throws a clothesline but Kane ducks it, grabs Henry around the throat and plants him with the CHOKESLAM!! The crowd pops as Kane smirks but soon gets plowed into with a devastating Spear from Batista!! The Rock attempts to enter the ring, wanting to go after the World Champion but the ref holds him back and The Animal drags Kane towards his corner.
The heels work over Kane for a minute or two, relying on the heavy hitters, Batista, Cena and Henry to wear him down before giving Jeff Hardy the tag. Jeff manages to get a couple of spots in but once he goes for the Whisper in the Wind, Kane catches him before flinging him to the canvas! Matt steps in but catches a boot to the face!! Kane then goes to his corner and makes the tag … to Brian Kendrick! Kendrick comes in on fire, hitting a spinning wheel kick on Jeff. Batista comes in and Spanky hits a dropkick!! Cena comes in and just plows right into Kendrick, backing him up into the corner with a shoulder thrust. Paul London makes the blind tag on Kendrick as Cena lays into Kendrick. London climbs to the top and catches Cena with a Mushroom Stomp!!
Cena gets back up to his feet and London rocks him with forearm shots before shooting him off and catching him with a back body drop. Henry steps in and levels London with a hard clothesline!! The Silverback smiles before Kane gets back into the ring and lights him up with rights before taking Henry and himself over the top with a clothesline!! The tag is made to BATISTA, whom arrogantly walks in as London crawls towards his corner. He reaches out to tag The Rock but Batista grabs his leg!! The Animal smirks at The Rock as he holds the leg of London but soon gets hit with an enzugiri!! The crowd erupts as London lunges towards the corner and tags THE ROCK!! While Rock enters the ring, the things begin to break down with Kane and Henry, the Hardys and Hooligans, and Cena and Sabin brawling around the ringside area.
Rock steps in and lights Batista up with right hands before taking him down with the spit punch! Batista gets back up and Rock hit’s a couple of more rights before shooting him into the corner. Rock charges in but Batista catches him with a boot to the face! Tista comes out of the corner but Rock plants him with a Samoan Drop!! Cover. 1... 2... NO! Batista kicks out and Rock lifts him back up to his feet. Batista hit’s a thumb to the eye, grabs Rock and shoots him off the ropes!! Batista throws a clothesline but Rock ducks it, comes back once more, this time Rock throws the clothesline but ‘Tista ducks it and Rock bounces off once more and gets planted with the SPINEBUSTER!!! The Animal lets out a roar as he lifts The Rock back up to his feet.
Batista sticks him between his legs, going for the Demon Bomb … but Rock spins out of it, pushing Batista off of the ropes and hitting a Pine-buster!! Rock walks towards the head of Batista and tosses his elbow pad into the crowd before shooting off each rope and going for the PEOPLE’S ELBOW … AND MISSES!!! Batista smartly moves out of the way and gets back up to his feet. Rock gets up holding his elbow and Batista charges, looking for a clothesline but Rock catches him, and HIT’S THE ROCK BOTTOM!!! The crowd erupts as Rock hooks the far leg!!
Winners: The Rock, Kane, Chris Sabin, Paul London & Brian Kendrick @ 18:11.
The crowd erupts as The Rock gets back up to his feet and just stares down at Batista, laid out flat on his back.
OH MY GAWD!! For the first time since he won the World Heavyweight Championship, Batista’s shoulders have been put to the mat for a three count!!! For the first time in SEVEN MONTHS, Batista has been pinned right here in the middle of the ring!!
The Rock has proven that without Ric Flair in his corner, Batista isn’t as indestructible as you think. Rock has beaten Batista tonight and Batista won’t have Flair to rely on in that solid Steel Cage at No Way Out!!
Will The Rock be able to defeat Batista again in just two days on pay-per-view?!
He’s proven that he can beat him but can he beat him with the World Heavyweight Championship on the line?!
Mister Kennedy takes on Kurt Angle with WrestleMania, World Title and SmackDown’s future on the line! The Hardys defend the tag team titles against the Hooligans in a Ladder Match! Dean Malenko comes out of retirement for one more match against the Cruiserweight Champion, The Fallen Angel.
Lets not forget, The King’s Court takes on Mysterio, Lashley and Chavo; John Cena takes on Chris Sabin; Kane takes on Mark Henry; And our special Tag Team Showcase match!
What a night it will be. This Sunday, its No … Way … Out!!
The camera pans back to a wide shot of eight men wildly brawling around ringside, in strict contrast to what’s happening in the ring, with Rock calmly staring at a motionless Batista. Fade to black.
END OF SHOW
WWE No Way Out
Date: February 18th, 2007
Location: Los Angeles, California; Staples Center
Theme Music: Power Trip; Monster Magnet
World Heavyweight Championship; Steel Cage Match:
Batista vs. The Rock
WWE Tag Team Championship; Ladder Match:
The Hardyz vs. The Hooligans
Cruiserweight Championship; Fallen Angel Invitational:
Christopher Daniels vs. Dean Malenko
WrestleMania 23 World Title Match On The Line:
Mr. Kennedy vs. Kurt Angle
Six Man Elimination Tag Team Match:
King Booker, Finlay and U.S. Champion William Regal
vs. Rey Mysterio, Bobby Lashley and Chavo Guerrero
John Cena vs. Chris Sabin
Kane vs. Mark Henry
Showcase Tag Team Match: (Newly Added):
Shelton Benjamin & Gregory Helms vs. The Mexicools