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Old 09-12-2007, 08:34 PM   #871 (permalink)
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Much thanks for the review, NB. Glad you're enjoying most of the angles and feuds heading into Mania. A couple of things I want to address though.

Your categorization of the in ring skills of Steve Austin is rather depressing for me. Before his neck surgery, I would go so far to say that he was one of the top workers in North America (Bret-Austin, Hollywood Blonds, Stunning Steve, ftw~!). After the surgery and main event push, he fell off a bit but I'd still say his 2001 year is the second best year ever, behind Flair's '89.

Yeah, the Monster's Collide Tag Match won't be pretty in the least. Umaga can go, but that's about it. Never been a fan of Kane's ring work. Hopefully, I can pull enough out of the bag-o-tricks to make it a noteworthy match on the positive side.

The cursing thing is something that many people don't seem to favor, as Wolfy said the same thing to me some months back. I personally enjoy it when it comes to some of the younger guys (Kennedy, Cena). I think it sets them apart from the vets and 'twas the reason for the FX move. I completely understand where you're coming from though.

Coachman as the ref? Wait and see what happens. May not stay that way. May have something added. I may even be lying. SWERVE~!

Once again, thanks for the comments. Much appreciated.

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Can't wait for SNME, will it be posted in full or what?
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Much thanks for the review, NB. Glad you're enjoying most of the angles and feuds heading into Mania. A couple of things I want to address though.

Your categorization of the in ring skills of Steve Austin is rather depressing for me. Before his neck surgery, I would go so far to say that he was one of the top workers in North America (Bret-Austin, Hollywood Blonds, Stunning Steve, ftw~!). After the surgery and main event push, he fell off a bit but I'd still say his 2001 year is the second best year ever, behind Flair's '89.

Yeah, the Monster's Collide Tag Match won't be pretty in the least. Umaga can go, but that's about it. Never been a fan of Kane's ring work. Hopefully, I can pull enough out of the bag-o-tricks to make it a noteworthy match on the positive side.

The cursing thing is something that many people don't seem to favor, as Wolfy said the same thing to me some months back. I personally enjoy it when it comes to some of the younger guys (Kennedy, Cena). I think it sets them apart from the vets and 'twas the reason for the FX move. I completely understand where you're coming from though.

Coachman as the ref? Wait and see what happens. May not stay that way. May have something added. I may even be lying. SWERVE~!

Once again, thanks for the comments. Much appreciated.

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Oh, I TOTALLY agree about Austin. Which is why I said that once Austin became the full blown, "attitude era" Stone Cold he wasn't as great in the ring. Of course, its just my opinion. However, again, i couldn't agree more, as he was one of the best. I marked MAJOR, for Stunning Steve. However, I think in the ring MANY guys have had FAR better years than Austin in 2001. Perhaps one of the most overated runs ever IMO. Flair in 1989 though? WOOOOOOOOO!!

Can't wait to see what else you may have in store for Coach.

At least the move to FX adds a little more too it. And so long as it stays here and there, I guess I'll just have to deal.

Looking forward to SNME.
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Can't wait for SNME, will it be posted in full or what?
Much like Raw and SmackDown!, full promos with recapped matches, though the recaps are longer than they usually are for the weekly shows.

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However, I think in the ring MANY guys have had FAR better years than Austin in 2001. Perhaps one of the most overated runs ever IMO.


Different strokes, different folks - and I appreciate you responding. Much thanks.
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~ Nice way to hype up the Angle/Austin match as equal to, if not bigger than the WWE Championship bout, by having it open up the show. It's always great to have a Wrestlemania with multiple Main Event level feuds. Coach's inclusion in this feud has been handled well, since I personally think he is brilliant at what he does. This was a great promo to kick things off, but I really never saw a Special Referee coming at all, let alone it being Coach. This has to be a swerve surely, since a guest ref could seriously damage the flow of the match. Kurt Angle was top notch here when he came out, as he has been since you turned him heel; he's much better in the kind of goofy/egotistical vain, as opposed to the intense nut. Austin was good too, and I loved Kurt's egging on of Coach from the ramp until he slapped him. So far this feud has a lot of momentum going into it, with probably the best promos you've written, but I actually think that the match itself could be a let down since Austin is nowhere near what he once was, and I don't even Angle can carry him that far. Still, I could be wrong though.

~ A good way to continue the Intercontinental title feud, and I must admit that even though at first I didn't like the idea of JBL lowered to the IC division, he, along with Carlito and RVD, are giving it a hell of a lot of credibility. Good match, with CCC on top cleanly until some nicely timed interference from JBL. RVD's late entrance seems to make him a tweener of sorts at SNME, where I could possibly see JBL getting involved, though I'm not sure why he would, since he's guaranteed a shot at W'Mania.

~ Short but very effective and in character interview from JBL next. He isn't that hard to write with, but it's always nice when he gets an original twist, which you gave him with "how do you like them apples?" This IC feud is finally picking up some momentum, which is nice seeing as the U.S title hasn't yet been put up for grabs. I guess Sabu might slot into the MITB now if you're having it, though he hasn't really done anything of note to get himself into it.

~ A quick squash for Umaga. Poor Val. I can't really say I'm looking forward to the Monster's match at Wrestlemania too much. It is seeming as though you had nothing for them, but had a original idea. Raw is clearly being built to go over, but I really hope Umaga gets something good to do after.

~ Another great segment from Angle and Coach. It's nice to see the WWE title feud actually taking a backseat to Angle and Austin tonight, since it gives these very entertaining guys a chance to shine. Coach mumbling away was nicely visulised. Stone Cold in action tonight eh? I guess it's going to soften us up for his match at WM, since I'm still sceptical of his in-ring abilities in '07. Hopefully he doesn't squash Big Show, since that would be unrealistic. Judging by the Special Commentator, Special Ref and Special Enforcer, if this match gets a clean finish, I will be very surprised.

~ Brief run through for Saturday Night's Main Event. Like I said in my last review, this is probably the most stcked SNME I've ever seen. The reunion of Evolution positively amazing, and Chavo's send off match should be a treat. One thing though, why were Joey Styles and Tazz on Raw just for this? Seemed a bit odd.

~ No need for the sarcasm after hinting at a future feud between AMW and Cade/Murdoch, I for one think it would be a pretty good tag team feud. AMW get the victory, though I'm still unsure as to what either tag champs are going to be doing at Wrestlemania. NB made a pretty good shout with an inter-brand, champion versus champion match, though I suspect you might want the belts on the line.

~ Quite an effective promo between Carlito and Rob Van Dam. RVD was a little bit generic, though Carlito's intensity was well captured. CCC is going over at SNME, I'm quite sure of that, since he has a feud with JBL already in the works. RVD will probably head into the MITB. Plus, I really like the idea of the ECW Original stable of RVD, Sabu and Fonzie. There's a face tag team for you.

~ I was disappointed by this next match to be honest, since it did little for Big Show's monster credibility by having him getting his ass whooped cleanly in under ten minutes, though I guess he didn't technically lose the match up. The aftermath was quite cool, with Austin always one step ahead of the game on Angle, but Kurt has back up. I'm guessing some kind of retaliation is coming next week from Austin. Don't ask me why, but I've got this funny feeling now that you are going to have Stone Cold tap out at W'Mania. I know you're a big Austin mark, but it would be one hell of an original move to make.

~ Another short but sweet segment between HBK and Edge. Both men were very subtlely in character, and you added some nice tension to the mix. I still have Edge down as my favourite to walk out of W'Mania as Champion, but I hope it's Orton.

~ Interesting, very interesting segment with the RKO Army. This group is bound to break apart, since you've been hinting at it for weeks now. Orton was good here, though a little generic, and amazingly Doane was pretty sparky too in his little bit. As a guess, I'd say MNM will split off, as will Doane into MITB, whilst Masters stays with Orton as his enforcer of kinds. Not sure about Melina though.

~ Decent Main Event, though it was a bit of a squash I guess, with Doane and Masters not really being portrayed as being anywhere near HBK or Edge's level. I thought at first that the aftermath was going to even up the score between these guys at last, with Orton getting his come uppence, but the run in from Batista and Flair was excellent. It fits their character perfectly, and sets Evolution up for the loss this Saturday. I was a little disappointed not to see Triple H at first, but it actually fits his current heel persona, with him being an egomaniac kind of obsessed with The Rock.

Overall this was another splendid show. One thing I didn't like was the coding change you made on the commentary, as it looks a little untidy like that. Another swarthe of great promos, especially from Kurt Angle tonight, though I must admit I'm hyped for SNME, Evolution's reuniting, MITB announcement and Chavo/Daniels. Great job hyping it to big enough proportions
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SmackDown; March 9th, 2007; St. Louis, Missouri:

This week, after the WWE: The Power Is Back opening, we don’t get any opening SmackDown! video, nor do we get any pyrotechnics or opening commentary, instead, we open up with a table in the middle of the ring, a couple of chairs and two microphones on either side, a fancy red carpet and the general manager of SmackDown!, Stephanie McMahon standing, mic in hand, in a suit, with a somewhat plunging neckline.

Stephanie McMahon:
Ladies and gentlemen here in St. Louis, Missouri…

Cheap pop.

Stephanie McMahon:
It is indeed time - it’s time to make the WrestleMania 23 main event official.

Cheers.

Stephanie McMahon:
So, without any further ado, introducing first … the challenger --

Steph is immediately cut off by a tremendous pop, followed by chants of “Kennedy!”

Stephanie McMahon:
To earn his shot in the WrestleMania 23 main event, he had to defeat 29 other superstars from Raw and SmackDown! In order to win the 60 minute spectacular, known as the 2007 Royal Rumble. Ladies and gentlemen, Misterrrrr Kennedy!!

“KENNEDY!!!!” yells the crowd before -

***Turn Up The Tremble*** The crowd completely erupts into an incredible ovation as the RR winner, Ken Kennedy, steps out onto the stage, actually dressed in a grey suit - something you don’t see often from him. He walks down the isle, arrogantly chewing on his gum per always before he steps into the ring.

KK looks at Steph for a bit, up and down, drinking in the view, to almost an embarrassed smile from Steph. He then shakes her hand and takes himself a seat. Stephanie tries to speak again but another “Kennedy” chant cuts her off. It dies down and she brings the mic back up.

Stephanie McMahon:
And his opponent … from out nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. --

***Space Odyssey*** WOOOOOS fill the arena as the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair makes his way onto the stage, looking as smooth as usual. Flair steps in and looks at Steph, who looks none too pleased in being interrupted. Ric looks at Kennedy who looks completely relaxed and then Naitch reaches down and grabs the mic.

Ric Flair:
Ladies and gentlemen … from Washington, D.C. … the - MOST - DOMINANT - WORLD - HEAVYWEIGHT - CHAMPION - OF - ALL - TIME!!!

WOOOS and boos.

Ric Flair:
Get up on your feet and Kennedy, meet your FATE at WrestleMania, the current World Heavyweight Champion … DAVE - WOOOOO!!! - BATISTA!!!

***I Walk Alone*** The crowd gives a tremendous mixed reaction, which soon degenerates into heat, as the champion, Big Dave Batista, enters the arena, dressed to impress in a suit and shades, title in hand. Batista takes a second to set off his tremendous pyro before continuing on his trek towards the ring.

The Animal steps in and glares at Kennedy for a sec or two before he turns around, climbs the turnbuckle and shows off his World Heavyweight Championship to tremendous heat. Batista steps down and has a seat on the chair, staring right into the eyes of the #1 contender, who stares right back - unafraid.

Stephanie McMahon:
I know your lawyers have already read over the contract - numerous times. All that’s left to do to make this match up official is to sign on the dotted line and give us our main event for April first, WrestleMania 23. Ken, you’re the challenger, so -

Ric Flair:
Just hold it one second.

Kennedy looks at Flair quizzically.

Ric Flair:
Mister Kennedy -

“KENNEDY!!” The crowd laughs as Flair looks at them, comedic in his facial expression.

Ric Flair:
Mister Kennedy … I suggest you think about what I’ve told you for about a month now. Make no mistake about it, Jonathan Coachman will still let you make the jump. Take your GUARANTEED title match and go to Raw, and roll the dice against Orton and Edge and Michaels.

Heat as Kennedy looks unimpressed, shaking his head no.

Ric Flair:
Kid, listen … I told you once, I’m telling you again -- this man (puts his hand on Batista’s shoulder) -- this man is a killer. You have no shot. You’re a nice athlete, you’ve got some speed and strength, you’ve got the confidence, you’ve got the ability, but you don’t have it like Batista!! Big Dave has it in spades, jack!

Boos.

Ric Flair:
You’ve got some nice height - what are you - about 6’1?? Big Dave is SIX FEET, FIVE INCHES TALL!!! You’re a big enough guy - about 240 pounds, huh?? Batista is 300 POUNDS OF PURE MUSCLE!!! You’re strong!! Batista’s stronger!! You’re fast!! Batista’s faster and more explosive!!! You’ve got the potential, Batista goes out and proves it EACH - AND - EVERY NIGHT!! THIS MAN IS A GOD DAMNED ANIMAL!!!!

More heat as Batista smirks - Flair taking advantage of the lax FX censors.

Ric Flair:
YOU THINK YOU CAN WIN?! So did The Rock!!! So did Triple H!! So did King Booker!! So did Finlay!! So did Kurt Angle!! So did Bobby Lashley!! This man has beaten icons!! You have beaten NOBODY!!

Flair gets really riled up, taking his jacket off and tossing it down.

Ric Flair: Everything you’ve done in your LIFE, Batista has done quicker, faster and far more impressively!! You won the Royal Rumble?! You’re gonna hang your hat on that!? Batista did it two years earlier!! Threw John Cena from the ring THREE TIMES!! YOU HAVEN’T EVEN BEEN TO ONE WRESTLEMANIA!! NOT A ONE!! Batista is UNDEFEATED at WrestleMania!! You’ve never been in a main event!! Batista has dominated main events!! You’ve never had a title match!! BATISTA HAS NEVER BEEN PINNED TO LOSE A TITLE … in his entire career!!

Flair takes a step back, calming down a bit.

Ric Flair:
You want some real honesty? … You don’t even deserve to be in the WrestleMania main event.

That catches Kennedy’s attention and his jaw clenches up.

Ric Flair:
Yeah, you don’t deserve it. On a card with Stone Cold Steve Austin versus Kurt Angle!! On a card with Edge, Michaels and Orton!! On a card with The Undertaker versus John Cena!! JBL is gonna be there!! Hunter!! Rock!! Booker!! Mysterio!! THE NAAAAAATURE BOY - WOOOO!!!! - YOU’RE IN THE MAIN EVENT!!?? That’s a joke.

The crowd has become a lot more quiet now as Flair once again calms down, reaching down to pick up his jacket and slowly putting it back on.

Ric Flair:
You haven’t earned it, you know you haven’t earned it and when WrestleMania rolls around, you’re gonna be exposed for the overrated talent that you are. Now what do you have to say about that?

Kennedy feigns sleeping, making snoring sounds and garnering laughs from the crowd and even Stephanie! The Nature Boy looks ready to go crazy and Batista is in about the same state, though not as animated as his mentor. Kennedy “wakes up” and grabs his mic.

Mr. Kennedy:
(rubbing his eyes) Oh, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, Ric. Were you saying something? It couldn’t have possibly been the same crap you’ve been spewing week in and week out, could it??

Batista takes the mic from Flair.

Batista: It’s the truth, you pompous son of a bitch.

Mr. Kennedy:
Whether it’s the truth or not, I, as well as all these people here tonight, are sick of hearing it.

Great pop, causing Flair to look around wildly.

Mr. Kennedy:
The same boring crap - “Batista has never loss, you’ve never won, you’ve never had a title match, Batista’s great, Batista’s a monster, Batista’s strong”. I got it. Somehow we magically get the point. Ric, I hope he’s paying you good money to stick your head that far up his ass.

Another huge pop for KK. Flair’s eyes bug out wildly as Batista snatches off his shades, which gets a smirk from Kennedy.

The Animal gets up from the table, as does Kennedy and Stephanie immediately begins waving wildly and several security guards jog towards the ring. They enter and the two sides calm down, KK still with a smirk on his face.

Mr. Kennedy:
Batista, it doesn’t matter how many titles you’ve won, or how many stars you’ve beaten, or how many times Ric has pissed into his Depends while standing here, seemingly fine.

A few laughs from the crowd as Flair says “watch it, kid”.

Mr. Kennedy:
Because in a little over three weeks, when WrestleMania 23 rolls around, you’re not gonna be standing in the ring with The Rock. You’re not gonna be in there with Triple H. Not King Booker. Not Kurt Angle. Not Bobby Lashley. Not Finlay. Not JBL. You’re gonna be in the ring … with the man who won the Royal Rumble, you’re gonna be in the -

Batista: (begins laughing)

Kennedy looks rather confused.

Mr. Kennedy: (In a completely serious tone, though obviously sarcastic) Did you just get the Depends thing? Yeah, I meant that Ric is old. Y’see, Depends are a type of diaper for old people, so by -

Batista: Yeah, I got it, Kennedy. You called Ric old. Very original.

Kennedy smirks.

Batista:
I just find it funny that you’re tooting your own horn, talking about your Royal Rumble win and then you’ll talk about beating Kurt Angle, and then you have the balls to come out here and say you’re tired of hearing ANYTHING we have to say. Because you’ve been saying that crap for a month now.

Mr. Kennedy: You want something new? Something fresh? Something to liven this thing up?? How’s this fit ya? … I’m gonna beat you.

It takes a second for it to set in but the crowd pops as Kennedy states his intention matter-of-factly. Batista shakes his head in disgust while Kennedy grabs the contract and pen and continues to talk.

Mr. Kennedy:
I don’t care how many title matches you’ve won, I don’t care who you’ve beaten, because it wasn’t against me. As far as I’m concerned, you’re just another hurdle, just another naysayer, another skeptic, another critic, another doubter, another IDIOT, who continues to underestimate Mr. Kennedy. But I GUARANTEE you … … (bends down and signs contract) … … that I’m leaving Ford Field, WrestleMania 23, the NEW World Heavyweight Champion!!

Thunderous ovation as KK takes the contract - slams it down, takes the pen - slams it on the contract, and then turns it around towards Batista, who looks up at Kennedy, not sure what to make of Kennedy’s confidence. Batista grabs the contract and pen, and signs the contract as the crowd applauds.

Stephanie McMahon:
There it is and its now official! At WrestleMania 23, in the main event, it will be Mr. Kennedy challenging Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship!!

Great pop as KK picks up the mic once more.

Mr. Kennedy:
Get ready to here me say it loud and you bet your ass I’m gonna say it proud! The NEW World Heavyweight Champion, MMMIIIISTTTEERRRRRRRRRRRR KENNEDY!!!!!

Kennedy gets right into the face of the Animal.

Mr. Kennedy:
KEN - NA - DAY!!!!

Batista and Kennedy stand face to face for several seconds before … BATISTA PIE-FACES HIM!!! Kennedy lunges at Batista but the security officers quickly get in between the two superstars before any contact is made!! Batista and Flair smile confidently, looking across the ring, while KK has to be physically restrained, trying his damndest to get some of Batista early.

The champion and the Nature Boy soon turn and leave the ring, leaving an absolutely furious Kennedy, whose temper has seemingly been triggered by the disrespectful gesture of The Animal.

{Commercial Break}

***Bawitdaba*** Kid Kash enters the arena, garnering a minimal amount of heat from the sold out audience.

***Hail Sabin*** The crowd gives a nice pop as former Cruiserweight Champion Chris Sabin makes his way down to the ring after a short hiatus away.

Match #1:
Chris Sabin vs. Kid Kash
The two talented cruiserweights put on a hell of a contest, considering the amount of time given. A high-flying, athletic contest at his best, with what may be two big pieces of the cruiserweight division following WrestleMania. At the four minute mark, Sabin drills Kash with hard forearm shots before shooting him into the corner. Sabin also charges in but Kash moves out of the way and the youngster crashes into the corner! Kash lifts him up and hit’s a back drop, picking up a two count! The Notorious KID climbs the ropes and attempts to hit his patented modified moonsault but Sabin moves out of the way and Kash crashes and burns!! Kash stumbles up to his feet and Sabin charges ahead, snapping off a beautiful hurricanrana! He lifts Kash up to his feet and lifts him into an atomic drop position before setting him up on the top turnbuckle, getting him set up in the tree of woe position! Sabin then follows that up, going for the Hesitation Dropkick, but Kash sits up, and Sabin straddles the steel turn post!!! After a second or two, Kash lifts Sabin up to his feet and goes for the DEAD LEVEL BRAINBUSTER -- but Sabin counters, landing behind him, he then kicks him in the gut, hoists him up and hit’s the CRADLE SHOCK!! 1... 2... 3!!
Winner: Chris Sabin via pinfall @ 8:38.
The crowd pops as Sabin gets back up to his feet, climbs the turnbuckle and raises his hands in victory.

Cut backstage with Josh Matthews standing by.

Josh Matthews:
Ladies and gentlemen, my guest at this time … the TEN time World Champion, “The Game” Triple H!

Triple H steps into screenshot, dressed to compete, with a t-shirt on as well, receiving tremendous heat.

Josh Matthews:
Triple H, tomorrow night on Saturday Night’s Main Event, you team up with former partners Batista, Ric Flair and Randy Orton to reform Evolution and your opponents will be Shawn Michaels, Edge, Mr. Kennedy and returning from injuries you gave him at No Way Out, The Rock.

Thunderous pop for The Great One as Hunter smirks.

Triple H:
Let me stop you there. Anybody with half a brain can tell you that after the beating I laid on The Rock at No Way Out, there isn’t a chance in hell that he’ll be able to show up tomorrow. It’s a physical incapability. You can have all the heart in the world, but when I take a sledgehammer and bash your damn brains in, you don’t come back in a few weeks - it just doesn’t happen.

For those of you that didn’t see the pay per view, you just take the beat down I put on Kane last week and you multiply it by about a hundred and you have an idea - some semblance of the hurt I put on the People’s Champion. So, Vince, get your dream team of lawyers ready, because I wouldn’t be surprised if you get sued for false advertising, because their isn’t a chance in hell that Rock makes it to Madison Square Garden for Saturday Night’s Main Event.

“Rocky” chants kick up.

Triple H: You can chant his name all you want, because that’s the only way his damaged skull will remember it. (Hunter smirks) But Rock, I’m not gonna underestimate ya, I know you’re a tough son of a bitch, so what I want you to do, is have whoever the hell is feeding you nowadays to take your wheelchair, roll it to the television and listen very carefully. Get Saturday Night’s Main Event out of your head … and lets talk about WrestleMania 23!

Great pop for the “Grandest Stage of them All”.

Triple H:
For the first time in WrestleMania history, the greatest feud, the biggest rivalry of all time, the thing that legends are made of, The Game, The King of Kings, The Cerebral Assassin, the ten time World Heavyweight Champion goes one on one with The Rock!!

Another huge pop for the possibility of that match up.

Triple H:
That’s right, Rock! You rest up, you heal the ribs, you let the stitches dissolve, and the concussion passes and roll your crippled ass into Ford Field! But Rock … lets put it to rest. The biggest two stars that this business has ever seen and it can all come to an end at WrestleMania in one match … NO … HOLDS … BARRED!!

More cheers.

Triple H:
Yeah, we put it all on the line for one match, on one night, with millions across the globe watching. The biggest feud ends, on the biggest stage of the biggest event of all time! Rock, the ball is in your court, you’ve got a couple of weeks to give me your answer … I’ll be waiting.

Hunter snarls at Matthews before heading off camera.

Joey Styles:
The Game has laid down the challenge for WrestleMania 23. Will we see Triple H versus The Rock, No Holds Barred, on the grandest stage of them all? Only time will tell but we may find out tomorrow on Saturday Night’s Main Event when Rock, Kennedy, Shawn Michaels and Edge team up to face the one time only reunited Evolution.

Tazz: According to Triple H, Rock won’t even make it to Saturday Night’s Main Event. And we saw the attack at No Way Out - I believe The Game.

Joey Styles: One thing we know for sure, later tonight, “The Game” Triple H teams up with the World Heavyweight Champion, “The Animal” Batista to take on SmackDown!’s monster tandem for WrestleMania, Kane and Mark Henry.

Tazz: But up next, possibly a day away from the final match of his career, Chavo Guerrero teams up with Rey Mysterio to take on former WWE Tag Team Champions, Shelton Benjamin and Gregory Helms. One hell of a tag team contest … NEXT!

{Commercial Break}

***Firestorm*** The former WWE Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin and Gregory Helms enter the arena to a decent amount of heat, ready for this tag team match up.

***Booyaka 619*** Rey Mysterio shoots from out of the stage and Chavo Guerrero comes from the back, through the curtain, a day away from his career possibly being over.

Match #2:
Shelton Benjamin & Gregory Helms vs. Rey Mysterio & Chavo Guerrero
The match up starts out innocently enough with both teams going at it, with wrestling holds, suplexes, hurricanranas and things of the sort, but eventually Benjamin and Helms let their frustration and instincts take over, going to the fists. The former tag team champions take over the match up for quite a portion of the match up, around four full minutes until a comeback is made and Chavito finally makes the tag over to Rey Mysterio!!
Mysterio comes in on fire, with his explosive offense, taking Helms and Shelton (the legal man) down with hurricanranas and spinning wheel kicks. He hits Shelton with a countered wheelbarrow suplex into a bulldog, taking him down and going for the cover but Helms breaks it up at two! Chavo gets involved once again, drilling Helms with hard right hand after right hand! He spins around going for a big one but Helms ducks under, and then drills him with an enziguri, causing Chavo to hit the canvas and roll out of the ring!! Mysterio goes after him, kicking Helms in the gut before tripping him up onto the middle rope! The crowd pops, thinking 619! Mysterio turns around … and Shelton drops him, hitting the T-BONE SUPLEX!! Shelton with the cover. 1... 2... NO! CHAVO BREAKS IT UP WITH THE FROG SPLASH!!!
Helms gets back up to his feet and charges at Chavo, throwing a clothesline but Chavo ducks it, kicks Helms in the gut, lifts him up and DROPS HIM WITH THE GORY SPECIAL!!! Chavo is beginning to dominate but the crowd soon begins to boo wildly as ALLISON DANGER leaps up onto the ring apron, distracting the referee!! The crowd soon erupts into an incredible amount of heat as CHRISTOPHER DANIELS slides into the ring, dressed smartly, title belt in hand! He taps Chavo on the shoulder and DRILLS HIM WITH THE TITLE BELT!!! Daniels then lifts Mysterio up and drops him with the ANGEL’S WINGS!!! The Fallen Angel then rolls out of the ring as Shelton crawls over and makes the cover on an unconscious Mysterio, as Allison leaps down off the apron. 1... 2... 3!!
Winners: Benjamin and Helms via pinfall @11:11.
Benjamin and Helms pick up yet another victory, and though clearly tainted, the former tag team champions are on a roll; a win over Mysterio and Chavo tonight and The Mexicools at No Way Out.

Cut backstage, with Steve Romero, standing by.

Steve Romero:
The man who will attempt to dethrone The Phenom at WrestleMania 23, JOHN CENA!

John Cena steps into screenshot, receiving a thunderous mixed reaction.

Steve Romero:
We-

John Cena:
SHUT UP!!

Romero backs up nervously.

John Cena:
Lets keep it short and sweet. Tomorrow is Saturday Night’s Main Event and it’s gonna be HUGE. (Rattles it off in his trademark way; alliteration) A Hall of Fame revealing, Evolution reuniting, Rock returning, RVD rolling, Kane and Umaga rumbling, Chavo regaining or Daniels retaining and Chavo retiring? Some guaranteed, other’s possible. But one things that will definitely be happening … I WILL BE CALLING OUT THE UNDERTAKER!!!

Thunderous ovation.

John Cena:
Oh yeah, in all of his “great” rivalries and “great” feuds, The Deadman calls the shots, with the mind games and the fire, and the darkness, and the smoke, and the whole aura - UH UH! I’m grabbing the bull by the horns … yanking them out and sticking them up the bull’s ass!!

Mixed reaction.

John Cena:
I’m calling the shot, I’m The Boss, I’m running it. Taker, you show up and get shown up or you stay at the house, hide behind the magic crap and prove yourself to be the BITCH that you are!!

OH! Cena looks right at the camera.

John Cena:
See you tomorrow.

Cena storms off camera, leaving a frightened Romero to look on.

{Commercial Break}

WrestleMania Recall: WrestleMania 13 - Stone Cold Steve Austin and Bret Hart battle in a Submission match and in the end, it’s the Hitman who picks up the victory, locking in the Sharpshooter on a bloody Austin, causing him to pass out. Hart may have one the match up but it’s the guts and refusal of SCSA to submit that elevated him to megastar status.

***I Love To Fight*** Finlay makes his way down to the ring, stone-faced, shillelagh in hand, as the crowd gives the Fighting Irish Bastard a decent ovation.

***Royalty*** The United States Champion William Regal walks down the entrance ramp, without his usual smug demeanor, looking quite a bit focused for this match up with his former stable mate.

Match #3:
Finlay vs. William Regal
Non-title match up. Finlay and Regal do what they do best, wrestle, putting on a great technical wrestling match for the fans in attendance. The two start off with a bit of chain wrestling, going hold for hold for about two minutes straight before Regal has enough, catching Finlay with a nasty head butt, sending him for a loop. Regal then delivers a smooth arm drag, taking Finlay down before locking in an arm lock. Regal controls the next couple of minutes, effectively grounding Finlay while working over the arm, weakening it.
Eventually, Finlay makes a comeback, getting back up to his feet and hitting Regal with hard kicks to the gut. Regal rakes the eyes getting himself some breathing room before throwing a left hand but Finlay counters, ducking the punch and drilling Regal with a back suplex, adrenaline taking over!! He lifts him up going for another, but his arm won’t let him. Finlay clutches his arm and Regal strikes, drilling him with a hard back elbow. He then grabs a staggering Finlay from behind and grabs a half-nelson before lifting him up and dropping him right on his neck with the suplex!! Regal quickly crawls over and covers him, hooking the far leg for leverage! 1... 2... NO!
Finlay kicks out but Regal stays determined lifting him up to his feet and shooting him into the corner. Regal charges in and Finlay delivers two feet square to the face. He charges out of the corner and Regal throws a right but Finlay ducks, and then rolls him up in a school boy!! 1... 2... 3!!!
Winner: Finlay via pinfall @8:53.

Finlay gets back up to his feet as the crowd gives a decent amount of applause. The ref raises his hand but Regal attacks Finlay from behind!! Regal drills him with a shot to the back, taking him down and then begins to stomp away on the Fighting Irish Bastard!

Regal then lifts him up and delivers some stiff forearm shots to his face, backing him up into a corner. The crowd then explodes as BOBBY LASHLEY sprints down the ramp and slides into the ring!!

The United States Champion turns around and Lashley charges, looking for THE SPEAR … BUT REGAL MOVES -- AND LASHLEY DRILLS FINLAY!!! Regal then quickly rolls out of the ring, scurrying up the entrance ramp as a shocked Lashley stares down at a fallen Finlay.

The referee brings the United States Championship over to the Englishman and Regal clutches his title frantically at the top of the ramp.

{Commercial Break}

***OOOO Chavo*** The crowd gives a nice pop, if not somewhat confused, as Chavo Guerrero makes his way towards the ring for the second time tonight, sweating, and fired up. Chavito calls for a mic and soon gets one.

Chavo Guerrero:
Christopher Daniels!

Mixed reaction for the Fallen Angel.

Chavo Guerrero: Yeah, you wanna come out here and play these games, you wanna come out here and beat up on Rey-Rey, you wanna come out here and hit me in the head with the Cruiserweight Championship - MY Cruiserweight Championship come Saturday Night’s Main Event -

Slight pop for that sentiment as Chavo nods.

Chavo Guerrero:
Chris, you’ve gotten everything you’ve wanted since coming to the big time. You’ve got the Cruiserweight Championship for the time being - you’ve gotten the pay per view paychecks and when you wanted my career on the line on NBC, I gave it to you. Now, it’s time that I get something that I want. I say, lets not wait until tomorrow! Bring your ass out here right now!

Great pop … but no Daniels.

Chavo Guerrero:
Come on, Chris! What is somebody like me go-

???: Up here.

Chavo looks up at the titantron to see The Fallen Angel, dawned in a pair of shades, and Allison Danger, smirking away - apparently in their locker room.

Christopher Daniels:
Chavo, I would suggest you take a deep breath, calm down, and take a second to realize what’s gonna happen tomorrow night on a stage in front of millions of fans on broadcast television.

Chavo stares at the smirking Daniels with cold eyes as the Fallen Angel takes off his shades.

Christopher Daniels:
Your great career - the decade and change that you’ve been in the business, all the Cruiserweight Championships, the famous feuds, the exciting rivalries, part of - in my estimation, the greatest wrestling family that this industry has ever seen - The Guerreros.

Pop for #1 family in wrestling history (imo).

Christopher Daniels:
Yeah, that rich history, your career gets flushed down the toilet 24 hours from now.

Boos.

Christopher Daniels:
Chavo, you signed a check that you’re not man enough to cash. All you had to do, was mind your own business. I had no beef with you, I was talking to your boyfriend, Rey Mysterio.

Mixed reaction - pop for Rey, heat for the insult.

Christopher Daniels:
Instead, you decided to stick your nose where it didn’t belong and FOR THAT - for that, you get the prestigious honor of having your career ended by the greatest Cruiserweight Champion in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment.

Heat as Chavo shakes his head.

Christopher Daniels:
You don’t have to agree, Chavo, but if you don’t, you’re a liar. Chris Sabin found out the hard way that youth and speed mean NOTHING when you step in the ring with the BEST. Your buddy, Dean Malenko, found out that all the experience in the world and a thousand holds on top of that, mean NOTHING when you step in the ring against the BEST - the Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels. And Chavo … my friend, you’ll find out that passion, intensity, a temper and a rich legacy can get you far for a long time … but it can’t save your career come Saturday Night’s Main Event. The hours … the minutes … the seconds on your career are tick-tocking away and there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it.

Chavo continues to stare at Daniels whom seems to be less arrogant and far more serious now.

Christopher Daniels:
But even worse than that -- yes, even worse than THAT, Rey Mysterio knows that this is all his fault. All he had to do was step up to the plate, lose his ego and hop into the ring with me for the Cruiserweight Championship … and because he didn’t, because he decided to be selfish, because I’m apparently not up to his standards, his best friend’s way of earning a living goes by the wayside and that is even a bigger embarrassment than Rey Mysterio himself!!

Heat as Daniels puts his shades back on.

Chavo Guerrero:
You know, I’ve heard just about enough of your crap. If you believe any of that, then you’re in store for the shock of a lifetime tomorrow … because that Cruiserweight Title is coming back to the Guerrero home!

Good pop as Daniels scoffs.

Chavo Guerrero:
Enough talk, big shot. Get out here, and lets get this show on the road!

The Fallen Angel takes a second and then walks off camera -- apparently towards the ring. The crowd chants for Chavo as Guerrero walks back and forth in the ring, waiting, until …

***Dilated Teens***

The crowd rises to its feet as Chavo almost begins to salivate, bouncing up and down as the music of the Cruiserweight Champion plays. Chavo continues to wait for several seconds and doesn’t realize that DANIELS AND DANGER COME THROUGH THE CROWD, leaping over the fan barricade!!

Daniels slides in and throws a right but Chavo quickly turns around, blocks the shot and hits him with a right of his own! The crowd goes wild as Chavo swings away on The Fallen Angel before shooting him off and connecting with a back body drop!! Daniels gets up, holding his back and Chavo lifts him up before slamming him back down with a body slam!

Chavito points to the sky and then climbs onto the ring apron, ready for a Frog Splash … but Allison shoves him off!! She takes the Cruiserweight Title and slides it into the ring, soon received, by the Fallen Angel. Daniels waits on Chavo to get back up, ready to turn off his lights for the second time tonight …

… but REY MYSTERIO sprints down the aisle, leaping onto the ring apron as the crowd loses their collective minds!! Daniels turns around and Mysterio leaps off the top, taking him down with a seated senton!! The CW Champ stumbles up to his feet, only to be dropkicked in the back by Chavo, causing Daniels to stumble and get caught up on the second rope!!

Mysterio shoots off the ropes, comes back and hit’s the 619!! - much to the delight of the crowd!! The Fallen Angel once more stumbles up to his feet and Chavo delivers a kick to the gut, before tucking his head, looking for the GORY BOMB … but Daniels quickly gets from out of the predicament, getting from under his legs and quickly rolling out of the ring!

The Fallen Angel holds his head in pain as Chavo grabs the Cruiserweight Championship and holds it around his waist as his music hits once more. Allison attends to the wounded champion as Chavo and Mysterio intensely stare at Daniels.

Cut backstage -- Split screen.

King Booker and Queen Sharmell walk down one side, as Bobby Lashley walks down the other - ready for their match, up next.

{Commercial Break}

Raw Rebound:
- Coachman makes himself the referee for the Austin-Angle match at WrestleMania. The Rattlesnake takes a beat down from Angle, Big Show, Umaga and Coachman.
- The problems in the RKO Army continue, this time, between Orton and Ken Doane.
- Edge & HBK beat Doane & Masters and then are destroyed by Orton and SmackDown!’s World Heavyweight Champion Batista and the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair.

***Royalty*** The crowd begins to boo as King Booker and Queen Sharmell make their way towards the ring, looking as arrogant and pompous as ever. The two step in and Booker grabs a microphone for a quick word.

King Booker:
Unlike my humble knight, Sir William Regal, I shall NOT be losing to the peasant that opposes me, Robert Lashley! Lashley, prepare … to hail … Kiiiiing Boookaaaahhhhh!!!!

Queen Sharmell: All hail King Bookah!! All hail King Bookah!! All hail King Bookah!! All hail Ki--

***Soldier*** The ‘Real Deal’ Bobby Lashley enters the arena, getting a good pop. Lashley sets off his pyro before continuing down to the ring.

Match #4:
King Booker w/Queen Sharmell vs. Bobby Lashley
Decent match here, as Lashley and Booker have really gotten accustom to fighting one another over the past year or so. Lashley dominates the opening few minutes with his explosive power but it doesn’t take too long before the King Booker’s wily veteran heel tactics allow him to gain control. Booker hits a thumb to the eye, stunning the powerhouse and follows that up with a shuffle sidekick, taking Lashley down. Booker takes over for the next few minutes, using a methodical, steady offense to keep Lashley down, peppering in a few kicks here or there.
Eventually, the Real Deal makes his bid for a comeback, rocking the former 5x WCW Champion with hard right hands before taking it up a notch, and knocking him down with a couple of clotheslines. Booker gets back up and Lashley comes back after him, only to get a rake to his eyes. With the seeming advantage, Booker charges in but Lashley quickly catches him and drops him with a belly to belly suplex! Lashley gets back up, posing, as the crowd goes wild. He gets set in the corner, waiting on the Booker Man. Book gets up and Lashley charges, looking for the SPEAR -- and hits it!!! The cover!! … Sharmell jumps onto the apron, shouting at the referee, distracting him as Lashley has the match up won! Lashley gets off of the cover and walks toward Sharmell who quickly jumps down off of the apron.
Lashley points at the ‘queen’, telling her to stay out of his business, before turning around - and into a BOOKEND!!! Booker with the cover! 1... 2... 3!
Winner: King Booker via pinfall @7:47.
The crowd boos as Booker rises up to his feet and throws his right pinky finger into the air, picking up a big win here tonight - by hook or crook.

Cut backstage.

Inside the office of Stephanie McMahon, the general manager of SmackDown!, Steph sits on her couch when Shelton Benjamin and Gregory Helms walk in.

Shelton Benjamin: Former WWE Tag Team Champions, beat the Mexicools in SmackDown!’s Tag Team Showcase Match, and as you just witnessed, we just beat two of the greatest cruiserweights in the history of this business, Chavo Guerrero and Rey Mysterio.

Stephanie McMahon: Thanks for the history lesson.

Gregory Helms: The point is, you’re looking at the best tag team - not only on SmackDown!, not only in the WWE, but on this entire planet -- there isn’t a better tag team to be found.

Shelton Benjamin: Look high and low…

Gregory Helms: Far and wide…

Stephanie McMahon: Get to the point.

Gregory Helms: We want a shot at the WWE Tag Team Champions. We’ve beaten the Hooligans, we’re better than the washed-up, passé tag team, the Hardys. Those belts belongs to us.

Stephanie McMahon: You do make a valid point … but even without Matt and Jeff having a rematch clause, I think its only fair that they get another shot at regaining the tag titles.

Shelton Benjamin: Why? So they can lose again? They’re done.

Stephanie takes a second to think about the situation while Benjamin and Helms wait on intensely.

Stephanie McMahon: Here’s what we’re gonna do. Next week, here on SmackDown!, you two, Shelton Benjamin and Gregory Helms, will take on Matt and Jeff Hardy. And if the two of you can keep up this hot streak and pick up the win, then we’ll talk about t a future title shot. Deal?

Gregory Helms: Do we really have a choice?

Stephanie McMahon: Well, its either this or nothing, so … no.

Shelton Benjamin: We’re in.

Steph grins.

Stephanie McMahon: Good. Close the door on your way out.

Back to ringside.

*Styles, Tazz (and
Ross & Lawler in WWE Studios) once more run down the Saturday Night’s Main Event Card, much like they did on Raw.

{Commercial Break}

Cut Backstage.

***Some Bodies Gonna Get It*** Substantial heat fills the arena as the “World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry makes his way down to the ring, looking incredibly pissed, making his return after being taken out by The Big Show and Umaga of Monday Night Raw.

***Slow Chemical*** Kane walks towards the ring, bandage on his forehead, also looking perturbed, looking to gain a measure of revenge for Triple H’s vicious attack last week.



***Time To Play The Game*** The crowd erupts into a mixed reaction but that soon turns to heat as The Game Triple H walks down the entrance ramp but doesn’t step in, eyeing up the monster.

***I Walk Alone*** Once again, the crowd erupts, though this time, with tremendous heat as the World Heavyweight Champion, “The Animal” Batista and the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair make their way towards the ring, stepping in.

Main Event:
Batista w/Ric Flair & Triple H vs. Mark Henry & Kane
The match turns out decently enough with Triple H and Batista managing to stay on the same page throughout, isolating Kane, making him the sacrificial lamb throughout the match up. Nine minutes into it, Kane finally makes the hot tag to Mark Henry!
Shockingly, the crowd gives a decent pop to Henry (Hunter knows how to get the heat) and The Silverback comes in like a house on fire, taking Hunter down with a clothesline and then doing the same to Batista! Both men get back up and Henry grabs The Game, delivering a huge throw, sending Trips all the way to the other side of the ring. Batista charges in and Henry delivers a hard kick to the face, taking the World Heavyweight Champion down. Henry then covers him but only gets up to a two count before Triple H breaks up the cover.
Kane gets back to his feet and begins lighting up HHH up with hard right hands but the Cerebral Assassin has had enough, going low, kicking Kane in the gut before backing up and taking him out with a Harley Race High Knee, causing Kane to roll out of the ring! Hunter taunts Kane for a bit but turns around, right into the hands of Henry, who lifts him up, going for the World’s Strongest Slam … but Batista hits him with a hard shot to the back WITH THE WORLD TITLE!!! The referee calls for the disqualification but Deacon Dave couldn’t care less.
Winners: Kane and Mark Henry via DQ @13:12.

Hunter and Batista look at one another, as The Nature Boy also steps into the ring. The three men then begin to stomp away on Henry, getting almost a nostalgic pop from the crowd as 3/4ths of Evolution begin to stomp away on the World’s Strongest Man!!

The three go to work, but Kane steps back in and comes right after the man that took him out last week, hitting the Game in the face!! Flair hit’s a low blow to The Big Red Machine, taking him down and then the three go to work on him as well!



The crowd soon erupts as
EDGE and SHAWN MICHAELS run down the entrance ramp and slide into the ring, looking for some payback! Michaels comes after Flair, hitting the legend with hard rights as Edge takes the Game as Batista continues to stomp away on Kane.

***TURN UP THE TREMBLE***

MR. KENNEDY comes from the back to an awe-inspiring ovation, sliding into the ring and once again the Mania headliners come face to face!! Batista brings his hands up, saying he wants no part of the #1 contender … before he takes a swing!! Kennedy quickly ducks it, avoiding contact!! Batista turns around and KK throws a right, to which The Animal avoids and quickly rolls out of the ring.

Batista then heads up the entrance ramp, shaking his head as KK watches. Edge and Michaels continue to brawl with Hunter and Flair until Edge clotheslines The Game over the top rope!! Michaels keeps on swinging away on Flair, bringing him towards the center of the ring.

HBK hits Flair and he stumbles towards Edge … who hits him with a right hand, causing Naitch to stumble towards Kennedy … who hit’s a right! Michaels … Edge … Kennedy … Michaels … Edge and then Kennedy once more as they send Flair around in a circular motion, getting this crowd into a frenzy as Batista and Hunter look on from ringside in despair.

Flair has had enough and takes off his jacket, tosses it to the ground and wildly asks for the three superstars to bring it on. Kennedy, Edge and Michaels move in and Naitch … Flair Flops down to the canvas and the crowd goes wild!! Ric stumbles up to his feet and Kennedy charges forward, taking the Nature Boy over the top rope and out of the ring with a clothesline!

Batista helps his manager up and SmackDown! comes to a close with Kennedy, Michaels and Edge staring down Batista, Hunter and Flair, while Styles and Tazz give the final hard sell for the PPV.

END OF SHOW


******************************************************

FINAL 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

Singles Match:
Victoria vs. Trish Stratus

Tag Team Match:
King Booker & U.S. Champ William Regal vs. Finlay & Bobby Lashley

Inter-promotional Match:
Umaga vs. Kane

Plus:
The announcement of the 2007 class of the WWE Hall of Fame.


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Match banner credit: Crazian



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



Monsters Collide:
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
(w/Jonathan Coachman as the special referee)

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FINAL 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

The heels will win this time, with the faces coming out a WrestleMania.

Intercontinental Championship Match:
Carlito vs. Rob Van Dam

Carlito vs. JBL is a sure thing, so I see RVD losing.

Cruiserweight Championship Match: Title vs. Career:
Christopher Daniels vs. Chavo Guerrero

Daniels vs. Rey would be amazing, so sorry Chavo.

Singles Match:
Victoria vs. Trish Stratus

Don't even care about this match.

Tag Team Match:
King Booker & U.S. Champ William Regal vs. Finlay & Bobby Lashley

Finlay just turned, so there you go. Could lead to split with Regal/Booker

Inter-promotional Match:
Umaga vs. Kane No Contest

Both tag partners will interfere causing a no contest.

Plus:
The announcement of the 2007 class of the WWE Hall of Fame.
Mr. Perfect
LOD
Mr. Fuji
Owen Hart
Gory Guerrero
Ted Dibiase
Dusty Rhodes


Overall, a pretty good card. Just make sure RVD and Chris Sabin Are in the Money In The Bank Ladder Match. That way the talented wrestlers are still on the card.
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FINAL 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

Singles Match:
Victoria vs. Trish Stratus

Tag Team Match:
King Booker & U.S. Champ William Regal vs. Finlay & Bobby Lashley

Inter-promotional Match:
Umaga vs. Kane

Plus:
The announcement of the 2007 class of the WWE Hall of Fame.
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Raw Review:

Great way of starting the show with Coach announcing that he will be the ref of the Austin/Angle match. Like someone metioned earlier, I like how this match is recieving a huge build toward Mania, even though it's not for the World Title. This match buildup kind of reminds me of the buildup for Rock/Austin III from Mania XIX. Angle comes out and just puts over Coach some more until Austin comes out to confront Coach. Not surprised to see Angle leave Coach in the ring, as that fits Angle's character. As for the ending of the segment, it was great and I'm sure that Angle and Coach are going to get the last laugh before the show is over.

Good opening match with Sabu and Carlito. Since this is my first time reviewing a show in your thread, I'm assuming that JBL is feuding with Carlito and Van Dam over the Intercontinental Championship. As for JBL's promo, it started off very good, but towards the end, seemed a little out of character.

Umaga winning was expected, as I expect him to win against Kane at SNME. Speaking of which, the Main Event seems like it has the makings of a classic. However the rest of the card, really seems lackluster. It also seems like a lot of bookers are starting to have SNME from the Garden. I know Wolfy had one there a few months ago in his thread, and my last SNME was there, and now you're having a SNME from The Garden. Well looking forward to it, and it looks like the buildup for Mania will continue there as well. As far as Angle's announcement, this was well done, and seems like something that would be done between Vince and Coach.

As far as AMW winning, it looked like the match was just a filler match, and to continue AMW's streak since coming to the WWE. Carlito and Van Dam continue their little feud. Their match for the Intercontinental Championship at SNME should be good.

Austin's match against Show went exactly like I thought it would. Austin gets beat up by Umaga, makes the comeback against Show, Coach refuses to make the count, and Austin attacks Coach, only to be DQ, and then attacked by Coach, Show, Umaga, and Angle. I must really say, that this feud is going really well so far, and I'm looking forward to their match at Mania.

Michaels and Edge's promo was great. The comments that both made to one another, just continued the build for the match. I must say, that as far as the booking goes for this show, you wouldn't think that Edge/Michaels was the Main Event for Mania for Raw. However once again great promo between the two. I'm surprised though that Lita didn't say anything during the segment, as I'm sure that she probably would have added more to the feud.

Ken Doane getting a push in BTB. That's something I have yet to see in a BTB, and I say congrats on trying something original with BTB. As far as the Main Event goes, there was no question that Michaels and Edge were winning the match. Batista and Flair coming out from the crowd to help Orton and then attack Michaels and Edge only continues the feud between them, and I'm sure it will continue on Smackdown and the match at SNME will be great.

Well this was the first time that I read and reviewed a show this thread and I must say that this show was really good. SNME looks to be great, despite some of the matches on the card, and Mania looks like it is going to be a classic. I know that Smackdown was posted earlier today, and I will try to get a review up for Smackdown before the end of the week.
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~ Sorry this is a tad late, Mac Anyway, onto one of your most hotly anticipated shows in a long time, since we're finally going to get some interaction between the Champ Batista and the challenger Kennedy. I think I've probably said it before, but I truly love the way you have been building this feud. It's obvious that their Wrestlemania match up is not going to be all that great, but you've countered that little problem by making the build up, promos and such, all top notch. This opening promo was a great way to kick things off. Stephanie was pretty darn good here, even though she isn't all that great as a face. I have been liking the way you write crowd interaction, especially every time Kennedy is mentioned. He has such a workable face gimmick it's unbelievable. Naitch kind of stole the show at the beginning by doing his schtick of introducing Big Dave. That's another thing, I'm loving that little nickname for 'Tista: Big Dave. It really fits his heel character well. The way you write Ric Flair is beautiful, and I'm so glad you stuck him with Batista in the Main Event feud, since it gives him all the exposure he deserves. Naitch has been kind of saying the same stuff each week though, as KK alluded to, but I guess thats called mind games. The way you are writing Kennedy as a face, I could really see him getting VERY over with younger fans, mainly because of the way he is such an arrogant rebel. His little bit was good, especially the moment when in all seriousness he told 'Tista he would beat him. I'm sure he will too. One thing I'm a little uncertain of though, and it's probably my knowledge of American slang, but I don't know what "pie faced" is. Does it mean that Batista spat in his face or something? You might need to clear that up for me

~ Ah, good to see the Cruiserweight division getting back on track outside of the Daniels/Rey/Chavo feud. I wondered if after his little feud with Cena you might elevate Sabin into the mid card, but he will serve well as a face to bolster the CW's. I'm a fan of Kash's, so it's good that this wasn't a squash. Also, I didn't miss the note that these two would play a role in the CW ranks after Wrestlemania, which has erased any fears I had.

~ Great interview from Triple H next, throwing in his patented intensity that prevents him from ever becoming generic or dull. His mockery of The Rock has been a real treat over the last few weeks, and last week you made him look like the fucking man when he took out Kane so easily. Here's the thing, you got me EXTREMELY excited by the formal challenge to a Wrestlemania match, but I really wasn't expecting it even now, and I REALLY wasn't expecting it to end up being No Holds Barred. Seeing as though Hunter + Gimmick Matches tends to = Awesome results, I think we could very well have our Wrestlemania MOTN right there. If The Rock doesn't accept then I'll be damned.

~ Another great match up tonight. You are really stacking up some exciting matches on your weekly shows. I personally think Helms and Benjamin are the best team you have right now. No real surprise to see Daniels and Danger screw Chavo and Mysterio, but I would have thought that Chavo would get the edge heading into SNME, where he is losing. A major win for Shelton/Helms though, which could very well throw them back in the tag team hunt.

~ Another awesome promo tonight, this time from John Cena. Kind of like Kennedy is as a face, Cena is working well as a heel because he is acting outlandish and offensive like he did in '03 when he feuded with The Undertaker about having no respect. It'll be interesting to see what happens when Cena calls Undertaker out at SNME. I can see Cena attacking him in some way, or at least I hope so. 'The Boss' is nearly as good a moniker as 'Big Dave' by the way. Almost...

~ Is that the second time you've used the Hart/Austin match in the Wrestlemania recall? Well, no complaints here, since it is pretty awesome, just edging out Owen/Bret from '94 for my favourite Wrestlemania match of all time.

~ Wow, this is probably one of the best nights shows in terms of matches that you have ever written. Finlay versus Regal is a hell of a treat. I'm glad that you gave this a clean finish, since I was constantly expecting a run in from Booker or Lashley. Finlay goes over the U.S Champ? There has to be some kind of U.S title match at W'Mania, so I'm still calling Rega/Finlay/Booker/Lashley in a Fatal Four Way. Nice aftermath too, hinting at some tension and animosity between Lashley and Finlay at SNME thanks to inadvertent Spear.

~ Ah yes, I thought it was a bit odd that Daniels would get the better of Chavo heading into SNME, so I guess this segment flipped everything on its head. Chavo was nothing special really, but since you added some intensity into his speech, it made it better. This feud has really come into its own, with it being made personal with the Guerrero theme. Daniels was good, and is in the vain od many a heel as a disrespectful youngster. I wasn't expecting Daniels or Danger to come out, but they came through the crowd in a heelish way, but still get their asses handed to them by Chavo and Rey. It's a real shame the match at SNME won't be in full, since it could be a real classic. Last SmackDown! for Chavo too

~ Another good match up tonight, though not quite up the incredibly high standards of the first three. Lashley dominates but ends up losing thanks to Sharmell. It looks as though the heel team has done quite well heading into SNME, since Regal got the last laugh after losing, so I think they might lose to Lashley/Finlay. Booker's words before the match about Regal being "humble" may got some more to breaking up the final remnants of the Court I feel.

~ Wow, I'm surprised to see Shelton and Helms getting some decent exposure tonight. A huge win and a backstage segment? Perhaps things are looking up. I'd personally let Helms do all a=of the talking out of this pair, since he is pretty good on the mic, whilst Benjamin is quite bad. Huge match set up for next week, which I can see coming to a No Contest of some description, since a multi team match may be on the cards for Wrestlemania. This segment did scream of filler a bit though.

~ Thanks for pointing out that J.R and King are in the WWE studios like Styles and Tazz were on Raw. I suppose that was for my benefit. I must have missed it on Raw

~ This was a huge main event quite literally (), and settles a kind of mini feud between Kane and Triple H. Hunter and Batista would have had to do quite a lot of carrying, although Kane can hold his own. Lol at Henry getting a pop when he comes in. That would be something to see. I thought perhaps that 'Tista and Trips would beat these two cleanly to cement their dominance, but that wouldn't have made the Monsters Collide match look too good, so a decent enough choice with the DQ. A wonderful aftermath too, with the carbon copy from Raw, this time with Raw's HBK and Edge jumping the railing. The bit with Flair getting punched back and forth by KK, HBK and Edge was great, and the classic Flair Flop made me grin. Naitch is so entertaining. Strange, with the face team getting the better of Evolution here tonight, that might point to a heel victory come SNME. But with The Rock returning, I still the face team is going to take it, and what a match it should be.

Overall this was probably one of the best shows of yours I have read, since not only did you stack the card with your usual array of quality promos, but we all got 5 excellent matches and a PPV worthy aftermath. SNME is going to be great. Your spelling and grammar was fine also. Top notch job, mate

FINAL 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

Singles Match:
Victoria vs. Trish Stratus

Tag Team Match:
King Booker & U.S. Champ William Regal vs. Finlay & Bobby Lashley

Inter-promotional Match:
Umaga vs. Kane
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