Re: WWE 2006 by Renegadeô
First off, thanks for all the reviews for last week's SmackDown! I will be returning as many as I can over the weekend, so bare with me for a few days. Here is this week's SmackDown!...
The Rose Garden
Cole: Welcome everyone to the jam packed Rose Garden here in Portland, Oregon for Friday Night SmackDown!
Tazz: This place is going off Cole, and they've got good reason to do so!
Cole: They sure do partner! Tonight, the remaining two Quarter Final matches in the No Mercy tournament take place as Batista faces Bobby Lashley and Chris Jericho takes on Brock Lesnar!
Tazz: Huge, just huge!
Cole: But that's not all folks, apparently sometime tonight Goldberg will be in the ring to explain his actions in returning last week and Spearing the Undertaker out of his match with JBL, which resulted in Brashaw advancing at Taker's expense! What will Goldberg have to say for himself for his first official apperance in six weeks?
*Extreme* hits and the crowd erupts into a loud chorus of boos as Paul Heyman heads to the ring looking like a grinch, flanked by Randy Orton & Booker T, and also a bunch of security. Heyman takes a microphone and hops into the ring, waiting for the heat from the crowd to die down
Heyman: On Monday night, Mick Foley accused me of being alot of things.
Heyman pauses, as if swallowing the strength to say what's coming next
Heyman: I was called a conspiring, cheating, no good, cowardly son of a bitch!
Heyman: That ungrateful, unfit halfwit had the nerve to say what he did, and I'll give Mick this. He's got balls. But that's it. I might be a conspirator, I might even consider cheating if it means getting the right result, but I am damn sure not a coward!
Heyman: Mick, when you called me a coward in front of national television, and a world wide audience, you made the biggest mistake of your life. Bigger than anything else you've done in your career. Because I can guarantee you one thing, Paul Heyman is not a coward! Mick, without me, you wouldn't be where you are today. I made you! I made you the "Hardcore Legend". Without my direction all those years ago, you'd be nothing today.
Boos from the crowd and a light *Bullshit* chant begins
Heyman: You think it is? All you fans don't believe me?
An emphatic *NO!* comes from the crowd
Heyman: Well who gives a crap about you anyways?
Heyman: Mick, listen up closely. In sixteen days, SmackDown!'s next PPV, No Mercy is set to take place, and right here, right now I am issuing a challenge to RAW. You send two superstars from RAW to No Mercy to take on Randy Orton and Booker T in a Tag Match!
Heyman: It can be any two. It could be Stone Cold, The Rock, Christian, Goldust, Trish Stratus, bloody Jerry Lawler or even yourself! Any two RAW superstars, against these two SmackDown! superstars. And I promise you Mick, that regardless of who you send, you will see why SmackDown! is the superior brand of Sports Entertainment, and why RAW is lagging far behind.
Heyman looks to leave the ring when *GLASS SHATTERS* hits and the crowd EXPLODES into a thunderous ovation, rocking the Rose Garden as Stone Cold Steve Austin makes his way out with the crowd going nuts again. Heyman doesn't seem too impressed, while Orton & Booker look to make the jump on Austin but Heyman tells them to hang back. Austin hops into the ring and salutes the fans on all four corners with a flip of the bird, before taking a mic
Austin: Well well well. Look what we got here. Paul Heyman.
Austin: Randy Orton
Austin: And Booker T!
Austin: Let me say this, it's one sorry sight for really sore eyes...
Crowd erupts and a huge *Austin* chant starts, while the three men glare at Austin who can't help but crack a wily smile
Austin: The puppets and the puppeteer!
Austin: What, don't you let these guys speak? They are always by your side like two muted puppets.
Orton swipes Heymans mic and yells at Austin
Orton: Austin, I am no one's puppet. I am Randy Orton! The Legend Killer!
Orton: I am th-
Orton: The Le-
Huge heat from the fans as Heyman calms Orton down and takes the mic back from him
Heyman: Look Steve, I don't know why you're even here in the first place. You are a contracted superstar to RAW, and this is the big leagues, this is Friday Night SmackDown!
Cheap pop for the SmackDown! brand
Heyman: So unless you're here to accept the challenge at No Mercy, I suggest you leave the arena, before you are forced to.
Austin: You ever threaten Stone Cold Steve Austin again and I won't hesitate to open up a can of whoop ass on ya!
Austin: See Stone Cold was driving around the streets of Portland...
Austin is cut off by a HUGE cheap pop
Austin: And Stone Cold realised that SmackDown! was coming from the Rose Garden tonight, so Stone Cold pulled over for a moment to think things over.
Austin: Then after all that thinking, I was a bit parched, so I cracked open a beer.
Austin: Downed that sumbitch quick
Austin: Picked up another
Austin: Downed that one even quicker!
Austin: Then hopped out of the good old 4x4, walked across the parking lot, entered the front door to see your sad face on the tele, rambling on about Mick Foley.
Austin: So Stone Cold told the production team to hit his music
Austin: Because I was coming down here to do two things
Austin: Number one. Accept your challenge on behalf of Mick Foley and RAW
Austin: And number two. To give a present to ya from Mick Foley!
With that, Austin drops his mic and flips Heyman the bird before connecting with a Stunner on Heyman! The crowd goes wild, but immediately after this happens, Orton & Booker T jump Austin and begin to pound away on the Texas Rattlesnake to huge heat from the fans, despite the fact they are saving their own GM. Orton tells Booker to bring Austin up, and Booker does so, as Orton drills Austin with an RKO! Orton poses and Booker T looks ready to start a Spinarooni, when THE LIGHTS FLICKER OUT! The crowd isn't sure what to think but then the familiar tune of *RIDE THE LIGHTNING* hits and the crowd erupts as STING APPEARS ON STAGE, ARMED WITH HIS BASEBALL BAT! Orton & Booker look taken aback by Sting's appearance and Sting runs to the ring to help out his RAW comrade, as Orton & Booker scramble, pulling Heyman out with them. Sting stands in the ring with the security guards trying to restrain him, when Sting wails on them with the slugger! Sting drills all six of the security guards with the bat, cleaning the ring completely and helping Austin to his feet while on the ramp Heyman stands with Orton & Booker, with the SmackDown! trio glaring at the RAW duo who have invaded here tonight as we head to a commercial
Cole: Welcome back to Friday Night SmackDown! everyone, and Tazz, before the break RAW's Stone Cold Steve Austin appeared on behalf of Mick Foley to give Paul Heyman a present, which turned out to be a Stunner!
Tazz: That was a big move by Austin, who was then attacked by Randy Orton and Booker T, only for another RAW superstar in the name of Sting to appear, wielding his baseball bat in hand!
Cole: And luckily Sting was unable to use the bat on Heyman, Orton or Booker, although the poor security staff that were in the ring copped a hit each from Sting's bat!
Tazz: The tension has definately risen again in this Foley/RAW vs Heyman/SmackDown! war that seems to be brewing Cole!
*Millennium* hits and the crowd erupts with a very generous ovation for Y2J, who's face turn is continuing to gain him the support of the fans. Jericho seems pretty confident, considering his opposition and poses on the apron before getting into the ring
*Here Comes The Pain* and the crowd boos heavily as Brock Lesnar paces out on stage, back and forth, before bobbing up and down on the spot, and then heading to the ring. Lesnar leaps onto the apron as the pyro shoots off, and Lesnar gets into the ring, only for Jericho to jump him from the off and we are underway
No Mercy Tournament Quarter Finals
Chris Jericho vs Brock Lesnar
Jericho tries multiple times to keep Lesnar down in the early going and almost puts him away with a Breakdown, but Lesnar escapes in time. Jericho works on Lesnar's left leg, trying to soften it up for the Walls of Jericho, and as Jericho goes to apply the submission, Lesnar uses his leg strength and sends Jericho out of the ring. Jericho tries to recover by coming at Lesnar, but he is wiped out by Brock's powerful clothesline. From this point, Lesnar really does pick apart Jericho, hitting multiple power moves but Y2J shows his resiliance by kicking out of a variety of potential match winners, including a Belly to Belly Suplex, Tiger Suplex and even gets his foot on the ropes after taking a Fire Thunder Driver! Lesnar is furious, but goes upstairs in a rare moment for the 295 pounder, and Lesnar leaps off looking for the SHOOTING STAR PRESS! NO ONE HOME! Jericho avoids contact and the crowd pops, realising his chance to get back into the match. Jericho lights up Lesnar with a flurry of chops, then rebounds off the ropes and connects with a Sprigboard Dropkick! Jericho covers 1.....2..Lesnar kicks out. Jericho now goes for the Lionsault, but Lesnar gets his knees up! Lesnar is now setting Jericho up for the end, and as Y2J gets up Lesnar lifts him onto his shoulders, looking for the F5! Jericho slips out the back! Jericho trips Lesnar down and slaps on the Walls! Lesnar is in pain, right in the center of the ring, while Jericho yells "Tap!" as Lesnar's hand looks mighty close to tapping the mat. Lesnar starts to crawl for the ropes and reaches out......GRABBING THEM! The crowd boos, not believeing Lesnar made it to the ropes. Jericho composes himself, and goes up to the top rope. Jericho balances himself and leaps off, ONLY FOR LESNAR TO CATCH HIM, POWER HIM UP AND DRILL HIM WITH AN F5! Lesnar covers Jericho sloppily 1.....2.....3!
Winner @ 15:43 - Brock Lesnar
Advances to Semi Finals
Lesnar wins a hard fought match, being taken to the limit by Jericho tonight. Lesnar rolls out of the ring shaking off the effects of the Walls of Jericho and heads up the ramp while Jericho seems dissappointed in the ring as he comes to, knowing how close he was
Cole: And Brock Lesnar books his place in next week's Semi Finals, joining JBL and Chris Benoit!
Tazz: Jericho gave it all he had Cole, but Lesnar was able to pull off the win in the end, and I wouldn't be surprised to see Brock Lesnar win this tournament with the form he's in at the moment!
Cole: I'd have to agree partner, I don't think I've ever seen Lesnar as hungry for the World Title as he is now.
Backstage Steve Romero is standing by
Romero: I am here with the current WWE Tag Team Champions, America's Most Wanted!
Big pop for AMW as they step into view
Romero: What are your thoughts on facing both teams at No Mercy?
Storm: Well Steve, when people hear something like this announced, they instantly think that it's a big task to overcome two teams in one match, with your titles on the line, you may not even be involved in the deciding fall in the match. And they're right. Our backs are against the wall well and truly.
Harris: But we aren't going down without a fight. Ever since we took these titles off MNM at Summerslam, we have made it our promise to all of our fans to defend these under any conditions, against any opposition, and so help us if that means taking on two established tag teams at once, then we'll do it! America's Most Wanted are the force behind the SmackDown! tag division, and we'll show our full power at No Mercy when we retain these titles! MNM, FBI, you can bring all you have, but it still won't be enough. At No Mercy, school is in session!
Storm: Sorry 'bout your damn luck!
AMW walk off as we go to a commercial
We come back and *Live For The Moment* hits, and the crowd erupts as the US Champion, Matt Hardy makes his way out playing to the fans, getting a big response. Matt gets into the ring and awaits his opponent
*Firestorm* and it's Gregory Helms who walks to the ring to heat from the fans. Helms points to Hardy as if to say he wants a title match
Matt Hardy (US Champ) vs Gregory Helms
Entertaining match kept at a fast pace with two lively competitors going at it. Helms impresses and takes the fight to Hardy, showing his hunger for more. Helms tries to score an upset with a Shining Wizard attempt, but Hardy avoids it and scores with the Side Effect! Hardy gets going, hitting multiple knock downs on Helms, before going upstairs and leaping off connecting with the Leg Drop! Cover 1.....2..NO! Helms kicks out. Hardy goes for the Twist Of Fate, but Helms counters with a schoolboy 1.....2....NO! Hardy just escapes it! Helms now seems to be setting up Hardy for the Vertebreaker, but Hardy is a bit too heavy, so Helms attempts the Sugasmack, only for Hardy to catch it, trip Helms down and flip over, pinning him with a Jacknife pin 1.....2.....3!
Winner @ 7:46 - Matt Hardy
The crowd pops as Hardy gets the win over a valiant Helms here tonight. Helms isn't happy at all however and kicks Hardy right in the groin! The crowd boos as Helms drills Hardy with the Crossface Halo! Helms now grabs the US Title in his hands, but the crowd pops as they see Mr. Kennedy rush to the ring. Kennedy and Helms trade blows with Kennedy winning out, clotheslining Helms out to the floor. Muhammad Hassan slides into the ring now and drills Kennedy with a Flatliner! Hassan takes the US Title and holds it up, while Daivari yells in farsi to the fans who boo Hassan loudly and the former US Champ spits down on the mat before exiting the ring, leaving Matt Hardy, Mr. Kennedy and Helms all down
Cole: Someone has to take some sort of control of the United States Title scene because at the moment, it's truly turned into a free for all zone on the show! Muhammad Hassan, Gregory Helms and Mr. Kennedy all making their intentions known to Matt Hardy last week, and this week, all getting involved in a brawl!
Tazz: The competition is coming thick and fast for Hardy Cole!
Cole: One can only hope that Muhammad Hassan doesn't win the US Title back, otherwise we may never hear the end of it!
We switch backstage now and see Kurt Angle outside the office of Paul Heyman. Angle bangs on the door and enters to see Heyman in his chair with an icepack over his neck, selling the Stunner he received earlier
Heyman: Is it that hard to wait for me to call you in?
Angle: Heyman, quit stepping around me! You aren't giving me any competition here on SmackDown! I won't even know my damn opponent for No Mercy until two days before the PPV! What is wrong with you? Do you want your brands Champion sitting on his behind every week, twiddling my thumbs, waiting for someone to win the No Mercy Tournament? This isn't right, I need competition! I live and breathe wrestling Heyman and you know it. Give me anyone. I don't care if it's a superstar, referee, security official, just give me an opponent!
Heyman: Kurt, now is really not the time to be demanding things. As you can see, I'm sore and really need to be alon-
Angle: Give the fans what they want to see! Their World Heavyweight Champion in action, here tonight!
Crowd pops as Heyman seems annoyed that Angle is continuing to hound him and finally gives in
Heyman: Fine, you want someone to wrestle? You got it. I'll organise an opponent for you. Goodbye Kurt.
Angle nods, getting his wish finally and exits the office, as Heyman begins to grin and picks up the phone
Cole: I don't know if Angle knows what he's gotten into here! Heyman obviously is arranging something for the worse of our World Champion!
Tazz: I've known Paul E for years Cole and I know when you see that grin, bad things happen.
We now are shown Goldberg pacing through the hallways, garnering GIANT heat from the fans
Cole: When we return, Goldberg will be in the ring to address us, what will he have to say?
Almost immediately as our picture returns *Drum March* begins and the crowd breaks out into a chorus of boos as Goldberg steps out on stage, standing in his pyro and then storming to the ring, setting his pyro off behind him. Goldberg looks intensely focused as he takes a microphone and gets into the ring
Goldberg: Last week, I took out the Undertaker again!
Huge heat for Goldberg, and then a loud *You Suck* chant begins
Goldberg: If I suck so much, why isn't your adored Undertaker in the next round of the Title Tournament? Because I took him out! Why am I the most unstoppable force in the entire world? Because I am just that damn great!
More heat for Goldberg
Goldberg: At Summerslam, the Undertaker got lucky! The referee was out for 75% of the match, and that's when Undertaker was able to get the upper hand!
More heat and then a *Bullshit* chant starts
Goldberg: No, it's not! You want to know what's bullshit? Everyone being scared and wetting their pants when Undertaker goes face to face with them! All the so called greats have done it! The Rock, Triple H, Kevin Nash, Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels and the list goes on! They all quiver and shake when Undertaker makes his presence known! Well now I'm here and I refuse to be scared by the Undertaker or his stupid games! I'm sick and tired of people refering to him as the most dominant superstar in the WWE! It's a load of crap! Undertaker, you got lucky at Summerslam, but guess what Deadman? I'm back, and YOU'RE NEXT!
At this moment, THE LIGHTS GO OUT and *GONG* *GONG* *GONG* the crowd erupts into a huge pop as *Graveyard Symphony* begins to play and then a video of Goldberg returning last week and Spearing Undertaker is shown.
Goldberg looks on as the video changes, showing Goldberg Spearing multiple other superstars before it scrambles to a eerily, dark cemetary. We see a tombstone and zoom in on it to read "Bill Goldberg 1966 - 2006" before lightning strikes, shattering the tombstone! Goldberg is showing no fear in the ring as smoke begins to rise around him and another *GONG* hits as the video ends
Goldberg is looking around, as if thinking Taker is in the ring, but no one is in sight. The titantron now changes and the crowd goes wild as the screen reads
"No Mercy - Hell In A Cell"
Goldberg looks slightly taken aback, but quickly shakes it off, snarling and hopping out of the ring, heading backstage as we go to another commercial
We return and see Kurt Angle in the ring warming up, awaiting his opponent which has been selected by Paul Heyman. Angle looks focused as always
*Clown Music* begins to play, confusing Angle until DOINK THE CLOWN steps out on stage, getting a mixture of laughs from the fans for his appearance and yet some heat because Angle has been fed a bummer of an opponent. Doink takes his time, blowing up a balloon at ringside for a kid, and then sprays a woman in the face with his flower. Inside the ring, Angle looks repulsed at the sight of his "competition" for tonight. Doink gets into the ring and Angle stands there, eyes wide open, seething with Heyman
Kurt Angle Open Challenge
Kurt Angle (WHC) vs Doink The Clown
Doink offers Kurt a handshake, and Kurt goes to accept, before Doink sprays him in the eye with the flower to light relief from the fans. Angle however, isn't impressed as he chases Doink out of the ring and around ringside, clubbing him from behind sending him to the floor. Angle wails on Doink with stomps before pulling him up and rolling him into the ring. Angle now takes total control of Doink, hitting his arsenal of signature moves including the German Suplex Trifecta and Belly to Belly Suplex. Angle brings Doink to his feet and plants him with an Angle Slam, before slapping on the Ankle Lock to Doink in the middle of the ring and Doink immediately taps out!
Winner @ 2:04 - Kurt Angle
Angle relinquishes the hold, not holding Doink responsible for Angle's hatred and the Olympic Gold Medalist grabs his WHC and heads up the ramp, not impressed with Heyman's choice of an opponent
Cole: Well Doink The Clown makes a return to the WWE, even if he was beaten by Kurt Angle, easily, it's always good to see Doink back in the ring!
Tazz: O boy Cole Kurt Angle is not a happy man! Kurt asked for competition, and he got far from it.
Cole: You can bet he'll let our GM Paul Heyman know about it too Tazz. Angle prides himself on competition, he lives to wrestle and for him to treated to a joke like that will not impress our Champion.
We now switch backstage to see Chris Jericho packing his stuff into a duffel bag in the locker room area, looking down after coming close to advancing in the No Mercy tournament. Jericho picks up his bag and exits the room, turning the hall and bumping into JBL! Jericho snickers at Bradshaw and goes to walk past him, but JBL moves in his way
Jericho: Excuse me assclown, your over-inflated ego is in my way!
Crowd erupts, and JBL frowns
JBL: That is not the way you talk to a Wresssstling....Gawddd!
Jericho: Listen to me jackass, I'm not in the mood for one of your boring anecdotes. So if you will, get the hell outta my way!
Jericho goes to walk past JBL again, only again for JBL to move in his way!
JBL: You listen to me sonny. Any more lip like that and I'll have to...
Jericho: Have to what? What? What are you going to do? You wanna fight? Coz I'll kick your ass!
Crowd erupts as Jericho intensifies
JBL: No. I cannot risk myself tonight by beating you senseless, and give an unfair advantage to my opponent next week by arriving with a pair of bloodied knuckles.
JBL: It's just like I said last week Chris. I'm better than you in every way, and this proves it. You couldn't go the extra yard, and I did. I'm into the Semi Finals, while you burned out in the Quarters. And come No Mercy, when I beat Kurt Angle for the World Heavyweight Championship, not only will I prove without a shadow of a doubt that I am a greater wrestler, but a greater Champion, than you could ever be. You'll be watching the victory celebrations on your monitor Chris. Champagne will fall from the heavens, and the crowd will chant my name "J...B...L" Can you hear them boy? "J...B...L", "J...B...L"
As Bradshaw tries to get the crowd to along with them, they add a *Sucks* after each "J...B...L"
Jericho: John, I think these people are trying to tell you something. Listen...
A loud *You Suck* chant begins, bringing a smile to Y2J's face, while JBL again frowns
Jericho: And next week, you'll back that statement up when you get your ass kicked by whoever you face!
Crowd pops and Jericho bumps past JBL who follows Jericho off screen with a glaring hatred building in his eyes for the Ayatollah of Rock and Rollah and we come back to ringside
*Fully Blooded* hits and Nunzio, the Cruiserweight Champion, heads to the ring for his upcoming title defence
*Money Maker* and Kid Kash makes his way out to a blandish pop from the fans. Kash plays to the crowd a bit before rolling into the ring and making his intentions for the CW title known to Nunzio
*Pitbull* plays and Jamie Noble, Kid Kash's former tag partner makes his way out to some heat from the fans. Noble looks hungry for an opportunity tonight, and gets right in both Kash and Nunzio's faces
*Turn It Up!* and the crowd gives a good pop as Scotty 2 Hotty dances out on stage. Scotty plays to the fans all the way down the aisle before getting into the ring, and we go to a break being told we'll be back for this Cruiserweight match shortly
Fatal 4 Way Match
Scotty 2 Hotty vs Kid Kash vs Jamie Noble vs Nunzio (c)
We rejoin the action with Nunzio working on Scotty in the middle of the ring. Nunzio tries to hit the Sicilian Slice to Scotty, but S2H reverses it by moving out of the way and Nunzio lands flat on his backside. Scotty fires up now on Nunzio, hitting a slew of right hands, before whipping Nunzio off the ropes and drilling him with a Sidekick! Scotty covers 1.....2....NO! Jamie Noble breaks things up, and starts laying into S2H which brings Kid Kash into the ring. Kash takes it to Noble and takes Noble down with a Hurricanrana. Kash now rebounds off the ropes and walks right into a right hand from Scotty! Scotty bulldogs Kash down, and now begins to bounce around looking to hit The Worm, only for Scotty to turn right into a knee to the face from Jamie Noble, who drills Scotty with the Slingblade! Noble looks to capitalize but Nunzio gets back to his feet and shoves Noble into referee Nick Patrick, who is taken out to the floor by the collision! The crowd gives heat as Nunzio's FBI team mates Chuck Palumbo and Vito rush down into the ring. Vito plows through Kash with a nasty Big Boot, while Palumbo grabs Noble and hits the 187 to him! Referee Nick Patrick notices this as he recovers, holding his head and rings the bell to heat from the fans
Winner @ 7:45 - No Contest
Nunzio Retains Cruiserweight Championship
The FBI trio stand tall in the ring to heat but soon the crowd erupts when they see America's Most Wanted sprint down the ramp and into the ring, causing the FBI to scatter out of the ring. AMW dare the FBI to come and get some but they want no part of the Tag Champs, as they back up the aisle to more heat from the fans. However, MNM step out from the curtain and begin walking towards them! The FBI are suddenly sandwiched on the ramp between the two teams, and Nunzio wisely jumps into the crowd moments before Palumbo & Vito are jumped by AMW & MNM much to the delight of the fans! AMW toss Palumbo into the ring and drill him with the Death Sentence, while MNM plant Vito with the Snapshot! Both teams stand above the downed FBI team, but from no where, MNM blindside AMW with stereo Superkicks, taking both Storm & Harris down! The crowd boos MNM as they look down at their befallen opponents at No Mercy in two weeks and can't help but crack a smile
Cole: A perfectly good Cruiserweight match ruined by the FBI! But atleast they were given a taste of their own medicine by America's Most Wanted and MNM, only for MNM to then lay out our WWE Tag Team Champions!
Tazz: This rivalry between the three top tag teams here on SmackDown! is getting hotter Cole, I can't wait for their match at No Mercy!
Cole: Neither can I Tazz.
Kurt Angle is now storming around backstage, seething after having to face Doink The Clown earlier. Angle finds Heyman's door and barges in, only to find Heyman is not in his office
Angle: Heyman! Where are you? I got something to say to you!
Angle looks around the office then leaves, slamming the door behind him and continuing to walk down the halls until he stops when he hears someone laughing at him. Angle turns around to see Brock Lesnar leaning against the wall!
Angle: Got a problem, bucko?
Lesnar: Kurt, calm down. Relax. You're obviously not a happy man at the moment, but do you think trying to intimidate the General Manager is going to help your cause? Because let's face it, if this is how angry you are after you beat Doink The Clown in a match, imagine how angry you're gonna be when I take your World Heavyweight Championship off you at No Mercy!
Angle: You ain't coming near this Lesnar!
Kurt taps the WHC strewn over his shoulder
Angle: You don't even deserve to be where you are! You were re-hired to this company because of Paul Heyman. You got this far in the tournament because of Paul Heyman giving you the easy draw, up until tonight!
Lesnar: Kurt, listen to yourself. You're a shell of your former self. You're no longer a credible Champion. You're no longer a Wrestling Machine. You're looking at the new Wrestling Machine. Me. And at No Mercy, you better be ready for me to beat you within an inch of your life and realise i'm no longer the "Next Big Thing"...I AM THE BIG THING!
Lesnar & Angle get right in each other's faces until Angle lets out a deep breath let in Lesnar's face, Lesnar just smirks and walks off, leaving Angle still fuming
We now see Batista walking the halls, getting a big cheer from the fans, and then the screen splits and we also get a view of Lashley warming up
Cole: Well folks don't go anywhere, because coming up after the break, it's our main event, the final Quarter Final match in the No Mercy tournament takes place as Batista meets Bobby Lashley!
Tazz: A powerhouse brawl that's gonna bring the house down Cole! It's rocketbuster time!
*The Real Deal* hits to a good pop as Bobby Lashley makes his way out. Lashley stops to set off his pyro before walking the ring with a smug look on his face despite his opposition, his good friend Batista
*I Walk Alone* blasts and the crowd erupts with a big pop as Batista heads out on stage. Batista pumps up the fans and then sets off his huge fireworks. Big Dave slaps a few hands at ringside before getting into the ring and standing face to face with Lashley
No Mercy Tournament Quarter Finals
Batista vs Lashley
Sheer power vs power match, with the immovable object vs the irresistable force factor coming into play as both men hit each other with everything they've got in a sluggish contest. The early goings both men tried to faze each other out but neither would budge in a test of strength. Batista went for a Spear into the corner, but Lashley avoided it and Batista smacked his left shoulder into the ringpost to a sickening thud. Lashley capitalised with a Running Powerslam, but Batista kicked out at 2! Lashley tried to assert himself in the match, but it wasn't long until Batista countered a Dominator attempt, drilling Lashley with a Leviathan Spinebuster! Both men take some time to recover after the roughness of this match. They trade blows, with neither man blinking for ages until finally Lashley wins out, trying to send Batista to the ropes only for Big Dave to counter it and lower his head, which he does too early and Lashley kicks up Batista, then bounces back off the ropes and connects with a Spear to Batista! Cover 1.....2....NO! Batista kicks out. Lashley tries to end the match, setting up for another Spear, but he rebounds off the ropes and comes back to the grip of Batista, who drills him with a second Spinebuster! Batista covers 1.....2....NO! Lashley gets a shoulder off the mat! Batista can't believe it, thinking he had it won. Batista gets up, shaking off his shoulder injury and then tugging at the ropes, firing the crowd up, ready for the Batista Bomb! Batista gives Lashley the thumbs down and pulls him in, then lifts him up looking for the Batista Bomb, but his shoulder gives way! Lashley drops athletically to his feet and hits a right hand to the face of Batista, who staggers back into the corner. Lashley rams a shoulder thrust into the midsection of Batista, before climbing up the buckle and unloading with punch after punch to Batista as the crowd count's along 1...2...3...4...5...6...BATISTA GRABS LASHLEY BY THE TRUNKS, WALKS HIM OUT AND MANAGES TO PLANT HIM WITH THE BATISTA BOMB! The crowd erupts as Batista clutches at his left shoulder, but drapes his right arm over the body of Lashley for the cover 1.....2.....3!
Winner @ 13:56 - Batista
Advances to the Semi Finals
The crowd goes wild as Batista manages to pull out a big win and go one step closer to getting his WHC back. Batista keeps a hold of his left shoulder as he has his right hand raised in victory by Charles Robinson, and the crowd eat it up, as we are shown the brackets for next week's Semi Finals
Chris Benoit vs JBL
Batista vs Brock Lesnar
Cole: Batista did it! What a brawl, and the right man wins it in the end Tazz!
Tazz: But he was pushed all the way Cole, all credit to Lashley but Batista was able to get it done in the end, and what about next week Cole? Benoit vs JBL and Batista vs Lesnar!
Cole: It'll be a major show next week folks, we hope you join us then! This is Michael Cole and Tazz, signing off from Portland!