Thanks for the reviews. I know I owe a couple of reviews and they are more than definitely in the process of being returned. Thanks for that Naitch. Apparently, some non-BTBers disagreed with my very blunt opinion and took it out on my thread rating.
SmackDown!; March 2nd, 2007; San Antonio, Texas:
Joey Styles: SmackDown! continues to roll on the Road to WrestleMania, rolling right into San Antonio, Texas. I’m Joey Styles here with former ECW Champion Tazz and we have a hell of a show for you here tonight.
Tazz: No doubt, no doubt, for the first time since that brutal cage match, The Animal Batista, the World Heavyweight Champion, is in action here tonight.
Joey Styles: He won’t be the only champion in action tonight, the WWE Tag Team Titles will be on the line as The Hardys defend against Paul London and Brian Kendrick.
Tazz: That’s gonna be something to see. Both Chavo Guerrero and Christopher Daniels will be in action just eight days away from their title vs. career clash at Saturday Night’s Main Event.
Joey Styles: And we have a huge main event tonight. Eight days away from his match with Umaga, The “Big Red Machine” Kane takes on the “Cerebral Assassin”, “The Game” Triple H!
***I Walk Alone*** The World Heavyweight Champion “The Animal” Batista and Ric Flair step out onto the stage to big time heat and walk towards the ring, where Hardcore Holly waits.
Joey Styles: Batista’s first in ring competition since his hellacious match with The Rock at No Way Out. The beast is about to be unleashed and you’ve gotta feel for Bob Holly here.
Tazz: I never feel sorry for Hardcore Holly. This man is a legit badass, so don’t expect Batista to just run through him here, Styles.
Batista vs. Hardcore Holly
Styles is right, Tazz is wrong, because Batista plows right through Hardcore Holly from the start, with somewhat surprisingly little to no offense from the grizzled veteran. The World Champion hits a nasty spinebuster and then follows up with another then hitting the Demon Bomb for the pinfall.
Winner: Batista @ 3:02 via pinfall.
Joey Styles: Dominant.
Tazz: My goodness, I’m convinced that this man is bulletproof. Batista just took a very capable veteran and just destroyed him, like he was rookie cruiserweight.
Joey Styles: Mister Kennedy could very well be in trouble when WrestleMania 23 rolls around … wait, Hardcore Holly could be in more trouble right now!!
Batista is tossed a steel chair from Ric Flair!! The Animal kicks Holly onto his back and then begins to drill Holly right on his back over and over and over and over and over again!! The crowd boos as Tista throws the chair down and gets Holly into position for another Demon Bomb!!!
The crowd completely erupts into cheers as MR. KENNEDY, the #1 contender sprints down to the ring and slides in. Batista doesn’t move and the two men come face to face as the crowd gets back up to their feet, with the WrestleMania 23 headliners face to face right here and now.
With KK and Batista looking each other up and down, the difference between the two stars becomes really apparent. Kennedy, decent height for a wrestler, decent size, decent physique. Batista, a complete animal, inches taller, looking down at Kennedy, 300 pounds, about 60 pounds heavier than KK, with a body that looks like its been chiseled out of stone.
KK chews his gum as Batista stares at Kennedy with a smirk before saying something to Flair and the two men slowly walk off, exiting the ring, and heading back up the ramp.
Flair yells “that’s the man!!” pointing to the champion, as Batista turns his back on Kennedy and walks to the back. A “Kennedy” chant starts up as KK looks a bit apprehensive after the showdown but manages to keep that apprehension from turning into downright fear.
Just announced during the break for next week, the official contract signing for the WrestleMania 23 main event, the World Heavyweight Champion Batista and Ken Kennedy. The match will be official, come next week here on FX.
I could feel the tension and the uneasiness between the two out here tonight, seconds away from exploding. Next week should be a rocket-buster.
Backstage, Finlay walks down the hallway, looking incredibly pissed. He stops at the office of the General Manager before storming in. Stephanie McMahon leaps up from behind her desk.
Let me guess-
No need to guess, princess. I’ll make this quick and painless. I want King Booker, I want William Regal and I want them both here tonight.
Slight pop from the crowd in the background.
I can’t do that. I’m not gonna sanction a handicap match, just so you can get your ass kicked like you did last week. No.
Maybe I didn’t make myself clear.
Finlay takes his right arm and completely clears Steph’s desk of her papers, a glass lamp and such.
I don’t take well to threats.
I don’t take well to being coddled.
Steph smirks, liking the guts of Finlay.
Alright, here’s the deal, you’ve got Booker and Regal at Saturday Night’s Main Event.
But you’ll have to have Bobby Lashley as a tag team partner.
I think last week showed that I shouldn’t exactly trust any more partners. I fight alone.
Maybe I didn’t make my
self clear. Either you team with Lashley, or you don’t have the match at all.
Finlay takes a second or two, eyeing up Steph who doesn’t seem ready to budge in the least. Finlay begrudgingly nods before heading out of the office.
Back to ringside.
***OOOOO Chavo*** Chavo Guerrero makes his way down to the ring, ready for a bit of a warm up match for his Cruiserweight Title - Career match at SNME.
In just a little over a week, eight days, Chavo Guerrero will wrestle the most important match of his career. He will either win another Cruiserweight Championship or it’s the end of the line.
Lets make this very clear. If Chavo loses, he’s not just done on SmackDown!, he’s done in wrestling.
Chavo Guerrero vs. Jamie Noble
The two cruiserweights put on a very technically sound, though fast paced contest, with each man tying to make an impression on upper management and the fans. The finish comes when Noble attempts a Tiger Bomb but Chavo flips out of it and then catches Noble with an enzugiri, staggering the former CW Champ. Chavo then follows up by finishing him off with the Gory Bomb and picking up the pinfall victory.
Winner: Chavo Guerrero @ 6:01 via pinfall.
Chavo looking very impressive heading into Saturday Nights Main Event and he’s got to. In just nine days, he will either defeat The Fallen Angel for the Cruiserweight Championship … or his career will be over.
Christopher Daniels has proven to be an impressive force over the past few months he’s been here. Chavo is in for the fight of his life, and more importantly, his career, come March 10th.
Cut backstage, Steve Romero standing by with King Booker, Queen Sharmell and the United States Champion William Regal.
King Booker, William Regal, last week on SmackDown!, the two of you turned on you former ally Finlay and proceeded to beat the Fighting Irishman down until Bobby Lashley made the save. General Manager Stephanie McMahon has made the tag match for Saturday Night’s Main Event but I’ve gotta ask, why you did what you did last week on SmackDown!.
Its really quite simple, Steven. The fact is, Finlay had become a liability. His anger, his Irish temper and his overall insubordinate attitude made him a liability to myself, a liability to my Queen and a liability to Sir William Regal and that’s something that will not be tolerated in my kingdom. So, William and myself took out the trash and that’s the end of that.
As for Saturday Night’s Main Event, when Sir Regal and myself team up to vanquish Finlay and that rogue, Bobby Lashley, that will be no problem. None at all. I’ve beaten Lashley in the past ova and OVA, and I’ll have no problem doing it again. Just like William Regal praises me each and every week, those peasants will learn to HAIL KING BOOKAHHH!!!!
Booker and Sharmell take off camera as Regal seems a bit taken aback -- disrespected maybe by Booker’s final comment.
Backstage, John Cena walks down a corridor, apparently, towards the ring.
Back from the break, a replay of last week’s main event plays, showing Cena’s brutal assault on Chris Sabin, followed by the appearance of The Undertaker. Taker is announced as the newest member of the SD roster and Cena/Taker is made for WrestleMania 23.
***My Time Is Now*** The crowd erupts into a thunderous reaction but that soon turns into tremendous heat as the “Doctor of Thuganomics” John Cena makes his way onto the stage, looking pretty perturbed. He heads down the ramp and snatches his shoulder away from the fans whom attempt to touch him, sliding into the ring and calling for a mic.
Last week, this man went through every emotion you could possibly go through in a split second. He was on top of the world when he beat Chris Sabin in the rubber match but that feeling would soon fade when he found out that he would be facing the newest SmackDown! Superstar, The Undertaker at WrestleMania 23!!
Its bad enough to have to face The Undertaker on a regular night but John Cena has to face Taker on a stage in which The Undertaker has never been defeated. 14 and 0 at WrestleMania. Damned impressive.
Cena gets his mic as a “You Suck” chant begins to start up.
You people can’t see me anyway.
So, I guess, as of last week, it’s official. At WrestleMania 23, (puts on pitiful voice)
its poor, little, defenseless, helpless John Cena against (puts on booming voice)
the man undefeated at WrestleMania, The Deadman, The Phenom, The UNDAAAAAAAAAAATAKAAAAA!!!
Thunderous pop for the Phenom.
It reads like a storybook. The disrespectful, cocky John Cena costs Undertaker his title shot at the Royal Rumble, he disrespects Taker constantly but then, in the end, Taker gets his revenge at WrestleMania. That how its gonna go?
I mean, I should probably just pack it in now. There’s just NO WAY that anybody will be able to defeat the almighty Undertaker at WrestleMania, right? Sure we could go that route. But I’d like to think that The Undertaker is a lot smarter than all of you people here tonight. And if that’s the case, he sure as hell better not underestimate JOHN CENA!!
Deadman, you’d best recognize that John Cena is no ordinary man. I’m the big man on campus, the big dog roaming these halls. You walk around these locker rooms, all of the boys in the back fear ME!!
Oh, no doubt, no doubt, you were the man back in the day. People used to crap their pants whenever they even thought about the Deadman and many of them STILL do but you go in the back and ask any of the SmackDown! Superstars who they would hate to face and nine times out of ten, you hear one name, John Cena. That other one time, they’re too damn scared to let my name pass through their mouth. That’s not hype, its truth.
“Asshole” chant starts up.
You aint gotta like it, but you bet your ass you gotta take it, because when you’re me and you’re the best, you can say whatever the hell you wanna say because there isn’t a damn person to tell you differently. Yeah, I talk a lot of shit but I got the fists to back it up. I talk the talk, but I walk the walk and have been walkin’ the walk ever since I stepped foot into a WWE ring. You name ‘em, and they’ve been pinned or made to tap to The Boss. Lets rattle them off, shall we.
Cena pulls out a notepad and flips it open.
Kurt Angle? Showed him who the boss was the first night I got here and then showed him over and over whenever I get the chance. John Cena beating down Kurt Angle is almost a yearly tradition at this point.
Flips to next page.
Triple H? WrestleMania 22, with all you jack offs booing me in the process, The Game tapped out like the bitch he is. I can honestly say that I might not have won that match if I didn’t want to shove it up all your asses.
Boos as Cena nods solemnly before flipping the page.
Chris Jericho? I actually single handedly sent him out of the WWE. You can thank me for that later.
Lets see who else we got here. JBL? Beat him, made him say “I quit”. Edge? Beat him many a time. Shawn Michaels? Beat him too. The Big Show? FU’d his ass at WrestleMania. Mister Kennedy (Crowd: KENNEDY)
? Pinned him at No Mercy. I don’t know about you, but I’m noticing a pattern.
A much louder “Asshole” chant rings out and Cena is beginning to enjoy himself, laughing openly at this riled up crowd.
Who else, who else. Chris Sabin? Not much of an accomplishment but I smoked him too. Carrrrrrrrlitooooo? I’ll admit, he gave me a bit of a run when he first came but we all knew it was only a matter of time before I sent him and his 1970s hairdo packing with a big “L” in the record book. But, you know what? I feel like I’m forgetting a big one. Who was that guy I beat when I was really hot?
Cena rubs his chin before snapping his fingers.
Oh yeah … THE UNDERTAKER!!!!
Mixed reaction - cheers for Taker, boos for the arrogance of Cena, whom stares directly at the hard camera, shaking with intensity.
Maybe that’s the reason I’m not shaking in my boots!! I’ve been there before, I’ve done that, I’ve looked into the eyes of the dragon, and not ONLY have I come back, I’ve come back with a win in my pocket and a smirk on my face because The Undertaker CAN BE BEATEN, BECAUSE I … HAVE … DONE IT!!!
You can chant his name all you want. Go right on ahead. It won’t change the fact that The Undertaker has been planted with the FU before, it won’t change the fact that The Undertaker has found himself looking up at the bright lights, and it won’t change the fact that The Undertaker has found himself pinned, dead center in the middle of this ring with the Doctor of Thuganomics hand raised in victory!!
Cena looks directly into the hard camera.
Deadman, I fear nothing and I regret even less, so come WrestleMania 23, where you’re undefeated, you better get used to seeing a one right next to the fourteen and you better get used to it RIGHT GOD DAMN NOW because at WrestleMania there will be no cease and there will be no quit!!! I’m coming for your ass and I’m leaving with the duke! PHENOM!!!! YOU WANT SOME, COME GET SOME!!!
The lights in the arena go off to a huge ovation.
The lights come back on.
The crowd pops as Cena’s note pad is ON FIRE!! Cena quickly tosses it down and steps on it, putting it out.
THAT’S ALL YOU GOT, DEADMAN!!!??
A lightning bolt strikes one of the four turnbuckles and suddenly, the ring is surrounded by fire ala the Inferno match!!!! The crowd erupts into cheers as Cena looks scared shitless as he stares around at the incredible flames surrounding him. Cena’s look of fear slowly turns into a smirk and he continues to look around, unimpressed…
- RVD earns the right to face Carlito for the IC Title at SNME and the winner faces JBL at WrestleMania 23.
- Austin and Angle go toe to toe on the mic.
- Mickie sets up Victoria vs. Trish for SNME.
- Orton and MNM defeat HBK and AMW in a six man but after the match, Edge spears Melina, gaining retribution for Lita’s RKO a week back.
- EVOLUTION REUNITES at SNME.
***Xtreme*** The WWE Tag Team Champions, the Hardys, sprint down to the ring, getting boos from most of the crowd, but cheers from the females in attendance.
***London Calling*** Paul London and Brian Kendrick sprint down to the ring, sliding in as the Hardys look on rather nonchalantly.
Joey Styles: At No Way Out, the Hardys managed to retain their WWE Tag Team Championships when they defeated London and Kendrick in a ladder match but last week on SmackDown!, the Hooligans managed to pick up the win over the Hardys, earning themselves this tag team title match here tonight.
Tazz: The Hooligans have been there before. They know what its like to be the WWE Tag Team Champions but you’ve got to imagine that if they lose tonight, this’ll be the last shot they have at the Hardys for a while.
Match #3: WWE Tag Team Championship
Matt Hardy & Jeff Hardy vs. Paul London & Brian Kendrick
As one would expect, the two teams put on a hell of a match up, going all out, a little under two weeks after going all out at No Way Out. Matt and Jeff try to use their size advantage to keep the challengers down and the strategy is effective for the first seven or so minutes, but eventually, it’s the Hooligans who take control, using their youth and speed to gain control. Ultimately, London and Matt Hardy take the hot tags and enter the ring. London cleans house, taking Matt down with a spinning leg kick, before catching Jeff with a stiff elbow, knocking him from the apron! Matt gets back up to his feet and London takes him down with a DROPSAULT!
He lifts Matt up to his feet and shoots him off, looking for a clothesline but Hardy counters, hitting a SIDE EFFECT!! Matt goes for the cover. 1... 2... NO! Kendrick breaks it up. Jeff comes in and begins to swing away on Spanky, exchanging rights with the youngster before stopping him with a boot to the gut. Jeff then backs up, looking for a big show but Kendrick takes him up and over the top rope, to the outside! Kendrick climbs the turnbuckle, waiting for Jeff to get up and once he does, Kendrick goes head over heels, taking Jeff out with a HELO!! Inside the ring, Matt lifts London up, going for the TWIST OF FATE - but London counters into a small package!! 1... 2... NO! Both men get back up and Matt throws the clothesline but London ducks it, applying the school boy!! 1... 2... NO!
Matt kicks out once more and once again both men get back up, but this time, Hardy hit’s a boot to the gut. Hardy then grabs London by the back of the head and tosses him over the top rope - but London holds on!! Matt comes in and London grabs his neck, hitting a hot shot, taking him down!! London then springboards off of the ropes, hitting an incredible SPRINGBOARD SHOOTING STAR PRESS!!! London with the cover!!! 1... 2... 3!!!
Winners - New WWE Tag Team Champions: The Hooligans @ 10:19 via pinfall.
London drops to his knees in the ring, smiling away as Kendrick struggles to get back into the ring. The crowd stands and applaud the Hooligans, overcoming a most daunting task and one of the best tag teams of he modern era.
The World Champion Batista and Ric Flair walk down a hallway looking as confident as ever, with Naitch putting over Dave’s dominance from earlier.
Ric Flair: Big Dave, Hardcore Holly … crushed him. Not a chance - not a hint of offense and it’ll be the same thing come WrestleMania. WOOO! Haha, no doubt about it.
Batista: There isn’t a single doubt in my mind. Gonna take more than saying your name twice to get this (slaps World Title). Hold up, Ric.
Batista points off-screen and both men smirk before walking over. The two stop and soon enough, the camera pans over to show Triple H! Hunter, dressed to compete with a T-shirt for now, looks at the two former teammates, letting out a smirk.
Triple H: Take a picture, it’ll last longer.
Ric Flair: Hunter, you know I have all the respect in the world for ya … but come next week, Saturday Night’s Main Event - no matter who we face out there, no matter who the four victims are, you follow Dave leads. Batista’s the man out there!
Tista flexes a bit as Flair slaps him on the back. Hunter smirks.
Triple H: The last time I checked, I was the leader of Evolution, which means once we get out there in a week, we follow MY lead. One time only reuniting, reunion, whatever the hell you wanna call it, it makes no difference. You guys follow me. That’s the way its always been and that’s the way it stays. I don’t care if you’ve become a big shot, I still call ALL the shots.
Batista and Flair scoff with a sly smirk. Hunter begins laughing as well but within an instant, becomes deadly serious.
Triple H: Because if you don’t, if you think differently, I can always treat you just like I treated The Rock. Get it?
Hunter gets right into the face of The Animal, scowling. Batista grins a bit.
Batista: Or better yet, I can beat you up and down like I did at WrestleMania 21 … or like I did in the rematch … or like I did in the Hell in a Cell … or like I did at the Royal Rumble. Get it?
Batista and Trips spend a couple of intense moments in the face of the other before Flair leads The Animal away, leaving a furious Helmsley.
Back from the break, we return in the parking lot as a limousine pulls up to the arena. The driver gets out, opening the door and MR. McMAHON steps out!!
Back to ringside.
Scotty Too Hotty is in the ring, dancing for the crowd as his music plays.
***Dilated Teens*** The “Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels makes his way towards the ring receiving a mixed reaction, with his valet Allison Danger not far behind, carrying his Cruiserweight Championship.
Joey Styles: The best cruiserweight in the world today and quite possibly, the best pound for pound wrestler in the entire company. Christopher Daniels has beaten Chris Sabin, Dean Malenko, Kid Kash and Jamie Noble and has established himself as tops in the world but next Saturday, he has the opportunity to add another HUGE notch to his belt by ending the career of Chavo Guerrero at Saturday Night’s Main Event.
Tazz: Daniels wanted to face Rey Mysterio but Chavo and that temper of his may have signed a check that he can’t cash. We’ll find out in eight days.
Christopher Daniels vs. Scotty Too Hotty
Outside of the tag team title match, the trend of short matches continues with this one, as Daniels is on Scotty from the word “go”. The veteran WWE superstar manages to get a bit of offense on the Fallen Angel, lighting him up with right hands, before hitting a bulldog. The crowd pops as S2H begins to act like a nut, jumping up and down before hopping on one leg, as the crowd spells out “W-O-R-M”, BOOM!!! Daniels takes his head off with a leg lariat!! Daniels follows up, lifting him up to his feet and following up with the ANGEL’S WINGS for the pinfall victory!!
Winner: Christopher Daniels @ 4:47 via pinfall.
Joey Styles: Impressive win for the Cruiserweight Champion, the Fallen Angel, rolling into Saturday Night’s Main Event!
Tazz: He’s on point. Chavo and his career could be in trouble in just eight days on NBC. Looks like Daniels isn’t done here. What’s he doin’?
Daniels stares down at the fallen veteran before going onto the apron and climbing onto the turnbuckle. The Fallen Angel stares around the arena as the crowd begins to boo him. Daniels smirks before leaping off of the top and hitting a perfect FROG SPLASH!!
The Fallen Angel smirks as he stares down at Scotty, whom holds his chest in pain. The crowd gives a nice pop as Chavo Guerrero and Rey Mysterio sprint down to the ring, before sliding in and Daniels immediately exits.
Daniels backs up the entrance ramp, with Allison holding the title, as the Fallen Angel smirks, holding up eight fingers, symbolizing the amount of days left in Chavo’s career. Chavo and Mysterio shake their heads as the Cruiserweight Champion heads to the back.
Cut backstage with Josh Matthews standing by.
Josh Matthews: Ladies and gentlemen, my guest at this time, he will be signing a contract for his WrestleMania 23 World Heavyweight Title match next week against Batista, the #1 contender and 2007 Royal Rumble winner, Mr. Kennedy!!
Mr. Kennedy comes into screenshot, receiving a thunderous ovation.
Josh Matthews: Mr. Kennedy, yo-
Mr. Kennedy: Kennedy.
Josh Matthews: Last week on SmackDown!, you were in a verbal confrontation with the Nature Boy Ric Flair and this week, you were very close to a physical confrontation with the World Heavyweight Champion Batista. I have to ask, are you intimidated by Batista?
Kennedy looks at Matthews as if he’s got three eyes. After several uncomfortably quiet seconds, Matthews speaks again.
Josh Matthews: The scuttlebutt around the lockerro-
Mr. Kennedy: Scuttlebutt?? Just go. (Points off camera) Yeah, just go. Be gone. That away.
Josh takes off as Kennedy looks directly into the camera.
Mr. Kennedy: I don’t fear Batista. I fear no man. I fear nothing. Well, that’s not true. I fear that one day I’ll either wake up and say words like “scuttlebutt” or I’ll be one of those guys who hang around FAR past their prime and stick around to kiss the ass of some shaved gorilla named Batista. Worse yet, I could end up with a million dollar body and a ten cent brain like our illustrious World Champion.
Truth is, Flair shook me a little bit last week. I can admit it. There’s no denying that. Ric Flair laid all the cards on the table. TRUTH, Batista’s a monster, who’s been completely dominant as the champion of this company and has NEVER lost a World Title match. TRUTH, I have never headlined a pay per view or had a World Title opportunity. More truth? I wasn’t even AT WrestleMania 22 last year. And do you know what all that adds up to? Do you know what it means? It adds up … to about … dick.
The crowd pops in the background as KK looks around matter-of-factly.
Mr. Kennedy: Up until thirty days ago, I had never competed in the Royal Rumble match but yet, I outlasted 29 other superstars to win the event. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Chris Benoit, Kane, Umaga, Edge, The Undertaker, John Cena, Bobby Lashley, King Booker, Finlay, I outlasted ‘em all and punched my ticket to the main e-freakin-vent.
Another pop for the #1 contender.
Mr. Kennedy: Last month at No Way Out, I fought Kurt Angle, an Olympic Gold Medalist, multiple time World Champion - yeah, I fought him for the first time ever and I won! Pinned his ass dead center in the middle of this ring.
A “Kennedy” chant starts up as KK looks a bit more intense.
Mr. Kennedy: Firsts don’t scare me. Oh, but Dave, they better scare you. You’ve never lost a World Title match in your career, but you can bet your ass that that first for you is coming. Mark the date on your calendar and count the damn days. April 1st, WrestleMania 23, Detroit, Michigan in Ford Field, with thousands upon thousands watching. Its new territory for me but that wont make a bit of difference. Because at the end of the night, the entire world will say it LOUD and say it PROUD “Your NEEEEWWWWW World Heavyweight Champion, MMIISSTTERRRRRRRRRR KENNEDY!!!!” (Points off camera) You! Have your mic back.
Matthews comes back and takes his mic as KK walks off.
Josh Matthews: You heard it from the horse’s mouth. M-
KK quickly comes back.
Mr. Kennedy: KEN - NA - DAY!!!
The crowd pops huge as Kennedy smirks before walking off.
Elsewhere, Mr. McMahon walks towards the ring.
***No Chance In Hell*** The crowd pops as the WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon walks towards the ring - his patented strut in full effect. Several fans perform the “I’m not worthy” bow as Vince steps in, calling for a mic.
No time to waste here tonight, we still have the main event to come, so lets get right down to business.
Applause as McMahon looks around the arena a bit.
Next Saturday, on NBC, World Wrestling Entertainment presents Saturday Night’s Main Event.
As you know if you’ve been watching over the past couple of weeks, or checked wwe.com, several matches have already been announced. We found out tonight that King Booker and United States Champion William Regal teaming up to face Finlay and the “Real Deal” Bobby Lashley!
Announced on Raw, Rob Van Dam will be challenging Carlito for the Intercontinental Championship.
The “Big Red Machine” Kane - who will be in one on one action in a little bit - at Saturday Night’s Main Event will take on Raw’s “Samoan Bulldozer” Umaga! (Decent pop)
Also from Raw, Victoria will be taking on Trish Stratus(couple of whistles for Stratus)
. And a match of the utmost importance, title versus career, Christopher Daniels defends the Cruiserweight Championship against Chavo Guerrero(pop)
. If Chavo loses, his career in the WWE would be over.
Boos with a couple of sprinkled “Eddie” chants mixed in.
But of course, the main event for that event coming up on March 10th would see the reuniting of The Game Triple H-
The WWE Champion, the “Legend Killer” Randy Orton-
The sixteen time World Champion, the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair-
And the World Heavyweight Champion, “The Animal” Batista!
That’s right, Evolution reunites for one night only at Saturday Night’s Main Event, taking place in an eight man tag. But whom are their opponents? Which four men will step up to take out this deadly foursome?
Almost immediately “KENNEDY” chants begin to ring out, causing Vince to smile a bit.
A man who has had his problems with Randy Orton over the past few weeks - The “Rated R Superstar” EDGE!!
Great pop for the former WWE champion.
A man who will be facing Edge and Randy Orton in a three way dance at WrestleMania, the icon, the showstopper, the “Heartbreak Kid”, SHAWN MICHAELS!!
Great pop for good ol HBK as well.
The number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship and the 2007 Royal Rumble winner, KEN KENNEDY!!!
“KENNEDY!!!” followed by a tremendous ovation for SD’s “own”.
***Time To Play The Game*** Triple H, dressed to compete, with his main event match up coming up shortly, walks down the ramp, cutting off the chairman, whom looks rather surprised. Hunter slowly steps in and smirks and walks around, grabbing a mic of his own.
Might I ask - What the HELL brings you out here, interrupting me?!
Triple H: No need to get riled up. First off, lets cut all the drama. No need for the dramatic pause for each name, just go ahead and tell us what “HUGE” superstar is gonna take on Evolution. Let me guess, he’s a … jabroni beatin, pie eatin, all that crap, right?
Hunter scoffs as McMahon grins a bit, knowing Hunter flipped his card.
Triple H: Yeah, Vince, that’s a nice ticket. It looks real good on the marquee. “Evolution reunites to take on Michaels, Edge, Kennedy and returning … THE ROCK!!”
Thunderous pop for Rock.
Triple H: There’s only one problem, I bashed his damn brains in!! And I’d be willing to bet that The Rock doesn’t even remember his own name, let alone is he ready to compete in eight days!!
Is that all? Is that it? You had to come out here and be Mr. Big Shot, Mr. Tough Guy? I’m sick of it!
Triple H: You’re sick of it!!? I was put on the damn backburner for The Rock!! I carried this company, I carried YOUR company, YOUR ass, for years on end, while The Rock was putting on crap movies and all I catch is shit from you and everybody else in this place!!
Mr. McMahon: (Throwing his hands up)
Not with this crap again.
Triple H: YOU’RE DAMN RIGHT YOU’RE HEARING IT AGAIN!!
Hunter boils with anger, right in the face of McMahon, whom keeps his wits about himself.
Triple H: This guy turns his back on this company but yet hear I am, day after day, month after month, year after year, but yet, Rock gets the title shots!! Rock gets the headlines! Rock gets the main events!! This shit comes up again because here we are again and Rock and his “big return” overshadows me and Evolution!!
McMahon stares at Helmsley for an inordinate amount of time, while Triple H looks furious.
… … … … … … … … … … … … … Boo … hoo.
The crowd laughs a bit before applauding wildly as Hunter’s look turns from one of anger to downright shock, mystified but the blatant gall of Mr. McMahon. Vince goes to walk away but Hunter GRABS his arm!! The crowd lets out an “OH” as McMahon turns around.
Triple H: Who in the hell do you think you are?!
… If you know what’s good for you, you’ll get your damn hands off of me NOW … and you’ll worry about your main event up next.
Triple H slowly lets McMahon go and the two share a stare down before Vinnie Mac leaves the ring. McMahon thinks about leaving up the ramp, but turns around and heads around ringside, towards the announce table and has a seat beside Styles and Tazz but surprisingly, doesn’t get on headsets.
***Slow Chemical*** The crowd delivers a nice ovation as the Big Red Machine Kane walks towards the ring, looking none too happy while Hunter turns his attention away from McMahon and to the monster walking towards the ring.
Joey Styles: Our HUGE Main Event, “The Game” Triple H takes on the “Big Red Machine” Kane, NEXT!
Triple H vs. Kane
The match is joined a couple of minutes in progress, with Helmsley in the driver’s seat, but it doesn’t take long for Kane to gain control, using his huge hands to pound away on The King of Kings. Our announcers mention several important tidbits, such as Mark Henry not being here tonight due to the attack from last week, the Evolution tag at SNME, Kane versus Umaga at SNME, The Monster’s Collide match at WM and McMahon here at ringside.
Kane really begins to take charge, running Hunter over with a couple of strong clotheslines, and hitting a side slam for a two count. Kane then climbs to the top, looking for that flying clothesline - but Helmsley catches him with a boot, coming down, LOOKING FOR THE PEDIGREE - but Kane counters into a backdrop!! Hunter gets back up and Kane grabs him, looking for the CHOKESLAM, hitting a couple of strong back elbows, breaking the hold!!
Hunter takes off, coming back, looking for a clothesline but Kane ducks it. Helmsley hit’s the ropes, coming back once more, and taking Kane down with a Harley Race knee!! Triple H smirks, knocking the huge man down before looking over to the announce table and gives Vince a DX crotch chop, to a mixed reaction!!
KANE SITS UP!! Hunter turns back around and Kane lights him up with right hands and shoots him off. HHH comes back and hit’s the FACE CRUSHER!! - BUT KANE DOESN’T GO DOWN!! He grabs Hunter by the throat and lifts him up, HITTING A CHOKESLAM!!! Instead of going for the cover, Kane makes the throat slash and lifts H back up to his feet before lifting him onto his shoulder - LOOKING FOR THE TOMBSTONE - but Hunter counters, sliding off of his shoulder and landing behind him!! Triple H spins him around, BOOT … PEDIGREE!!!!!!! Hunter turns him over, hooking the far leg! 1... 2... 3!!
Winner: Triple H @ 11:31 via pinfall.
McMahon looks very impressed at ringside as Hunter gets back up to his feet, spreading his arms out with intensity in his trademark pose as the fans deliver a mixed reaction, definitely leaning towards boos. Vince gets up to his feet and begins to applaud the effort of Helmsley but Trips leaves the ring.
Very emphatic win by The Game but what’s this?! He coming over here?!
I would hope not. Protect the boss, Styles.
Hunter gets face to face with Vince before letting out a smirk and grabbing the steel chair he was sitting on!! Trips then rolls back into the ring, waiting for Kane to get back up to his feet, and once he does, HUNTER CRUSHES HIM WITH A NASTY CHAIR SHOT!!! Completely unprotected!
We cut away to show Hunter smirking and doing the “smelling” taunt of The Rock to tremendous heat. The camera pans back to the face of Kane, to show the Big Red Machine, busted open!! Hunter mounts him and begins to wail away on him, hitting right hand after right after right!
McMahon looks a bit concerned - possibly about the mental state of Helmsley, who’s attacking a man he has no immediate problems with. Triple H rolls out of the ring once more, giving McMahon a smirk, before reaching under the ring and pulling out a … SLEDGEHAMMER!!
Boos from almost all those in attendance as Hunter rolls back into the ring and sets up the chair on top of Kane’s head - SHADES OF ROCK AT NO WAY OUT!! Hunter raises the hammer up … but several officials and road agents run down, sliding in and begging Hunter off.
Trips smiles and … leaves the ring, heading back up the ramp, smiling away, sledgehammer still in hand. Styles and Tazz put over the volatility of Triple H since NWO before commenting on his match with Evolution at SNME. We fade out with the officials checking up on the bloody monster, left in a heap by a destructive Game.
END OF SHOW
Current Card for Saturday Night’s Main Event:
Date: March 10th, 2007
Location: Madison Square Garden, NYC
Evolution Reunites For One Night Only: Eight Man Tag Team Match:
World Champ Batista, WWE Champ Randy Orton, Triple H, & Ric Flair
vs. Edge, Mr. Kennedy, Shawn Michaels, & The RETURNING Rock
Intercontinental Championship Match:
Carlito vs. Rob Van Dam
Cruiserweight Championship Match: Title vs. Career:
Christopher Daniels vs. Chavo Guerrero
Victoria vs. Trish Stratus
Tag Team Match:
King Booker & U.S. Champ William Regal vs. Finlay & Bobby Lashley
Umaga vs. Kane
Current Card for WWE WrestleMania XXIII:
Date: April 1st, 2007
Location: Ford Field; Detroit, Michigan
Event Music: Saliva; Ladies and Gentlemen
World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Batista vs. Ken Kennedy
WWE Championship Match; Three Way Dance:
Randy Orton vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Edge
Intercontinental Championship Match:
Carlito OR Rob Van Dam vs. John Bradshaw Layfield
One On One:
The Undertaker vs. John Cena
RAW GM Jonathan Coachman’s Big Show & Umaga vs.
SmackDown! GM Stephanie McMahon’s Kane & Mark Henry
Icon vs. Icon:
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Kurt Angle