11-30-2007, 01:46 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Re: WWE: Turning The Corner
Nice setup and preview cant wait the first show
12-02-2007, 07:56 AM
Working Dark Matches
Join Date: Mar 2005
Re: WWE: Turning The Corner
27th August 2007
“To be Loved” by Papa Roach hits as the Raw Video package plays before we head out to the arena where we see thousands of screaming fans. The camera pans amongst them before finally going over to JR and King at ringside.
JR: Welcome to Monday Night Raw from Boston Massachusetts and we have a huge night in store as we are on the back of an amazing Summerslam PPV!
King: JR I still cannot believe it, we have a new WWE Champion and his name is Randy Orton.
JR: John Cena’s 11-month title reign came crashing to an end and we will hear from the new WWE Champion tonight. Also last night saw the death of ECW, and on WWE.Com a draft took place to see who will head over to Raw and who will go over to Smackdown. We will now be seeing Matt Striker, Kevin Thorne, Rob Van Dam, John Morrison and the new ECW Champion CM Punk all on Raw.
King: I couldn’t be happier JR, ECW is dead but that is bad news for those superstars who were drafted to Raw, as they will get real competition.
“Burn inside my light” Randy Orton’s music hits and he comes out to a huge chorus of boos, and Orton comes out with the World Heavyweight Title around his waist to the dismay of John Cena’s hometown fans. Orton mockingly spins the spinner belt and does the “You can’t see me” taunt to them gaining big heat from the crowd. Orton gets into the ring and he does his destiny pose, before heading over to Lillian Garcia and taking a mic.
Randy Orton: I bet you all came here to see your hometown hero John Cena with the WWE Title still around his waist, didn’t you Boston?
Big time heat
Orton: You all thought that I had no chance in hell of beating the man who had held this Championship for the majority of the last two and a half years-you all gave me no chance even knowing what I did to guys like Rob Van Dam, guys like Shawn Michaels.
Crowd Boos for mention remembering what he did to Shawn Michaels who is out of action because of Orton
Orton: But last night I did what many people believe as the impossible, I lived up to my promise and that was to beat John Cena and walk out of Summerslam the NEW WWE Champion!
Orton: And for all you people expecting John Cena to come here tonight and get his rematch, well unfortunately John Cena is not here tonight!
Orton: And that is because of what I did to John Cena last night. I gave John Cena THE BEATING OF HIS LIFE! I did to John Cena the same thing that I have done to so many legends in the past, and that IS KICK JOHN CENA RIGHT IN THE HEAD!
Orton: I knocked John Cena out, and then it was easy pickings for me as I hit him with the RKO, which has led me to where I am now, and that is with the WWE Title around my waist!
Crowd starts off a “We Want Cena” chant.
Orton: You want Cena huh? WELL THAT’S TOO DAMN BAD BECAUSE JOHN CENA IS CURRENTLY LYING IN A HOSPITAL BED!
Orton: And even if he was conscious he wouldn’t have the guts to come out here and go face to face with me and do you know why? Because of one simply fact, and that is he is like each and every one of you people here in Boston, HE IS A COWARD!
Crowd boos loudly
Orton: Yeah I said it-John Cena is a coward. And like it or not people I speak the truth.
Orton: You people can boo me all you like, but deep down in each of your hearts you respect me. You respect me because I ended John Cena. No longer will you see John Cena coming down to the ring, waving his hand in front of his face and making jokes which ten year olds find funny. No longer will you hear John Cena talk about some pathetic Chain Gang-and tell people if you want some come get some. No longer will you ever again see John Cena with the WWE Title around his waist, and the reason for that is because I am gonna become the Greatest Champion this company has ever seen!
Orton: BETTER than Bruno Sammartino, BETTER than Hulk Hogan, BETTER than Stone Cold and a sure of a hell lot BETTER than John……
“My Time is Now” John Cena’s music hits and the crowd comes alive as Randy Orton’s jaw drops and he takes off his shirt and waits for John Cena to come down to the ring ready for battle. Orton tells Cena to bring it as he waits for someone to step through the curtains. However there is no sign of John Cena and his music cuts off, and Randy Orton laughs in the ring as the Boston Crowd start a “You Suck” chant at Randy Orton knowing that he set them up and Randy Orton is playing with them.
Orton: You people actually believed John Cena would come out and show his face? It just proves that people from Boston are as gullible, as they are Stupid.
Orton: So for anybody who……..
“This Fire Burns” suddenly CM Punk’s entrance music hits and the new ECW Champion makes his way down to the ring to a huge pop. CM Punk gets in the ring and raises his title belt in the air while Orton looks frustrated at Punk for interfering him. Punk then asks for a mic and gets one
Orton: Who in the hell are you? You don’t just come out here and interrupt Randy Orton kid; you don’t interrupt me when I am out here to celebrate the fact that I am the New WWE Champion!
CM Punk: Whoa Randy calm down, calm down. I just came out here to introduce myself. My name is CM Punk, and Randy while you went and became WWE Champion at Summerslam. I also beat John Morrison to become the new ECW Champion!
Crowd Pops, which gets Orton agitated.
Orton: Yeah so what! ECW is dead! So that toy belt you have is worth nothing! I on the other hand, I am the WWE Champion and kid there is a reason why ECW is out of business and why the WWE is still the biggest wrestling company in the world and that reason is ME!
Crowd boos as CM Punk puts on a fake smirk and puts the mic back to his mouth.
CM Punk: Randy ECW might be gone now, but the spirit of ECW will always live on. With guys like me, guys like RVD, Tommy Dreamer, Sabu and all of these fans chanting “ECW” each and every week.
This comment sparks off ECW Chants all across the arena
Punk: Because of them people the spirit of ECW will never die. And to hold this belt is the proudest moment of my life, and I am going to hold this belt with pride and dignity, and I am going to hold onto this for as long as I can. And Randy with Triple H back and all, I am sure that your WWE title reign will flop as much as your first one did!
Crowd Pops as Orton’s explodes with anger
Orton: YOU DON’T TALK TO ME LIKE THAT! Do you know who you are even talking to Punk? Your talking to a man who single handily ended the career of Shawn Michaels, Dusty Rhodes, Jo……
CM Punk: (Interrupts hastily) How about you try end my career tonight Randy?
CM Punk: How about you show us what a great WWE Champion you are and put that title on the line, against the ECW Champion right here, RIGHT NOW!
The Crowd Pops as CM Punk drops his title belt and he gets right in the face of Randy Orton who also drops his belt and they look like they are gonna go at it when..
“Hard hittin” hits to big heat from the Boston Crowd, and out steps Jonathan Coachman in business mode wearing a beige suit and he also notably has the old WWE Championship over his shoulder
Coach: You two back up! Now let me tell you this CM Punk, since ECW is dead I should have every right to strip you off that title and retire the ECW Championship, because this is not ECW this is Monday Night Raw!
Crowd Boos as CM Punk shakes his head in disgust fearing that he might be stripped of the title.
Coach: But I am a fair man Punk and I won’t do that. But Mr McMahon has told me that I am only aloud to have one World Champion on Raw meaning that there is not enough room for the two of you. So in tonight’s main event it will be CM Punk versus Randy Orton IN A TITTLE UNIFICATION MATCH!
Crowd Pops loving the announcement, Punk nods his head looking at the WWE Title while Orton protests the decision.
Coach: So both the ECW Championship and the WWE Championship will be on the line and the winner will become the Undisputed WWE Champion and they will hold the belt, which is currently over my shoulder. So men good luck, because one of you is going to have a 24-hour title reign.
The Coach’s music hits and he heads to the back while Orton and Punk stare down with both men having completely opposite feelings to what they just heard as we go to a commercial.
JR: Ladies and Gentleman what a start to Monday Night Raw and what a match we are going to see tonight. The ECW Champion CM Punk will face the WWE Champion Randy Orton in a title unification match.
King: As Jonathon Coachman said, there is only room for one champion and tonight we will find out who is the better champion.
JR: Well folks we are all ready for our first match..
“Vampire” hits and the big monster Kevin Thorne makes his way down to the ring for his Raw Debut, coming down to the ring with a demonical look on his face.
“2Extreme” hits and Jeff Hardy makes his way down to the ring to a rock star like reception from the crowd. He slaps hands with fans at ringside and does his traditional poses in the ring, with an unimpressed Kevin Thorne looking on.
Jeff Hardy v Kevin Thorne
We get a rather interesting clash of styles here with the powerful Kevin Thorne taking on the high flyer Jeff Hardy, but it makes for a good entertaining match with their styles meshing nicely. Hardy started off by doing what he does best, using his speed and aerial presence to his advantage taking Thorne off guard, but he allowed Thorne to get back into the match when Thorne moved out of the way when Hardy went for the Whisper in the Wind four minutes into the match. Kevin Thorne started working on the back of Jeff Hardy keeping the fight to the ground. Hardy briefly began to fight back after fighting out from a submission hold where Thorne drove his knee into the back of Hardy, and he bounced off the ropes only for Thorne to catch him with a tilt a whirl backbreaker. Thorne later on went to get Hardy up in the Torture Rack, but Hardy slid off and bounced off the ropes but once again Thorne catches him this time with a Sit-Down Side Slam Spinebuster. Thorne then made the cover but Hardy kicked out at two. The end of the match saw Kevin Thorne set Hardy up for the Crucifix powerbomb, only for Hardy to slide out of it and connect with the Twist of Fate. Hardy showed his heart fighting back with an injured back and it looked he had the win done and dusted when he climbed up and top and signalled for the Swanton Bomb…….WHEN SUDDENLY SOMEONE PUSHES HIM OFF THE TOP ROPE DOWN CRASHING ONTO THE MAT. IT’S ARIEL!! Jeff Hardy slowly gets to his feet holding onto his back before turning around into a boot in the mid section by Kevin Thorne who this time connects with the Crucifix Powerbomb and picks up the 1-2-3!
Winner of the match Kevin Thorne in 7:05
After the match Ariel gets into the ring as Kevin Thorne threatens to attack the referee as he goes to raise his hand, making him scamper to the outside. Ariel and Thorne kiss in the ring as Jerry Lawler at ringside says he wouldn’t mind Ariel wanting to suck his blood.
We then go backstage to see Vince McMahon with his pet Jonathan Coachman walking backstage.
Vince: May I congratulate you on the match you Coach on the match you made between the ECW Champion, and the WWE Champion. That is what Raw is all about.
Coach: Thank you Sir, and Mr McMahon let me just say. With William Regal taking his ball and moving over to Smackdown, I would have no problem whatsoever, if you wanted me to be his replacement.
Vince: Thanks for the offer but I haven’t decided who the General Manager will be, and quite frankly I am not going to make that decision.
Coach: (Puzzlingly) Who will?
Vince: Well I am going to leave that decision to whoever my Bastard son is, I know he will make the right choice. Talking about my bastard son, I am sick and tired of waiting for that woman to show her face and tell me who my son is. She has been playing with me for weeks now and I am sick of it! So I have ringed my lawyers and demanded them to bring her here next week and…
Vince turns his attention towards someone else, which turns out to be Rob Van Dam who has a big frown on his face
Vince: Oh look who it is, Rob Van Dam welcome back Rob, I know you haven’t been around for a while, how are you?
RVD: Are you pleased with yourself Vince? Bringing back ECW so you can have the pleasure of killing it yourself?
Vince: (In slight shock) Now Rob…..
RVD: I don’t care what you have to say Vince, because let me tell you that one day ECW will be back. And I am not talking about the ECW you brought back and pissed all over, I am talking about the real ECW, and when that day comes we are going to piss all over you and this company!
Mixed reaction as Vince’s face goes red in anger and he starts to scowl.
Vince: HOW DARE YOU SPEAK TO ME LIKE THAT! Nobody talks to Vincent Kennedy McMahon like that. Face it Rob ECW IS DEAD FOREVER! And Rob you work for me so I can end you too. So Rob get ready because tonight you go one on one with (Thinks)…………Mister Kennedy now get out of my sight!
Rob looks at Vince with disgust before turning his back and walks away as Vince blames Coach for letting RVD speak to him like that as we go to a commercial break.
When we get back from commercial we see the Highlanders in the ring getting ready for the following contest. Then “Worlds Greatest” hits and the new Tag Team Champions The Worlds Greatest Tag Team make their way to the ring for their first tag team title defence.
Tag Team Championships
The Worlds Greatest Tag Team © v The Highlanders
The next match of the evening saw the Worlds Greatest Tag Teams; fresh off the back off Summerslam where they became the Tag Team Champions take on their Scottish adversaries the Highlanders. The Highlanders started off the match on fire completely dominating the Worlds Greatest Tag Team with this likely to be their last title opportunity in a very long time. The Worlds Greatest Tag Team however used dirty tactics to help themselves back into the match, double teaming when they could and taking cheap shots behind the referee’s back. Rory McAllister played the face in peril as Benjamin and Haas worked over Rory not allowing him anywhere near his partner Robbie. But the Worlds Greatest Tag Team made the Worlds Biggest mistake when Benjamin went to hit Rory with a superkick, but Rory ducked and Benjamin hit his own partner Charlie Haas with the superkick. Rory then tagged in Robbie who started to clean house on Benjamin. The Highlanders even came close to winning the titles when they hit the Double Hotscot Slingshot, but Haas saved his team-mate from losing the titles. But despite a good attempt by the Highlanders it was the Worlds Greatest Tag Team who picked up the win when Shelton leapfrogged Haas connecting with the Leapfrog Body Guillotine before connecting with a T-Bone Suplex to retain the titles.
Winners of the match and Still Tag Team Champions The Worlds Greatest Tag Team at 5:47
After the match The Worlds Greatest Tag Team celebrate by raising their belts up high, but only moments after the final bell PAUL LONDON and BRIAN KENDRICK SPRINT DOWN TO THE RING! They slide into the ring ready for action and they go at it with Benjamin and Haas. Haas whips Kendrick off the ropes only for Kendrick to come back with a spinning wheel kick taking him to the outside. Meanwhile Paul London hits Benjamin with a Tornado DDT and he heads to the top rope, before he can deliver with a move from the top rope Charlie Haas saves his partner pulling him to the outside which gets big boos from the crowd. London and Kendrick signal that they want a Tag Team Title shot, as The Worlds Greatest Tag Team point at London and Kendrick and say they will take them on anywhere, anytime.
We then go backstage to see Todd Grisham standing with the new Intercontinental Champion Carlito who has a big smirk on his face as he taps his belt.
Todd Grisham: Standing with me at this time, the new Intercontinental Champion Carlito.
Grisham: Now Carlito last night you became the Intercontinental Champion….
Carlito: Who do you think you are, Captain Obvious?
Grisham looks confused as he carries on with his question
Grisham: Carlito You won the Intercontinental Championship in dubious manner when you hit Ken Kennedy with the Championship belt..
Carlito: (Covering up talking very quickly) What were you watching are you trying to accuse Carlito of cheating? Todd Flanders last night I beat Ken Kennedy and Umaga fair and square and now I am the new Intercontinental Champion and dat my friend das cool.
Carlito: And let me tell you tonight I wanted to put my title on the line; I wanted to defend my championship right here tonight on Raw. But then I had a little think and I thought to myself, why the heck should I defend my title for the first time in Boston Massachusetts.
Carlito: These people don’t even deserve to be in the same arena as Carlito, let alone see him wrestle. But next week I promise I will defend my Intercontinental Championship, and I will become the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time and dat………………Das Cool!
We then go to another area backstage to see Mr Camera hogger himself Vince McMahon again with Jonathan Coachman, and Vince is still furious about his confrontation with RVD earlier on in the evening.
Vince: How dare he have the nerve to speak to me like that! Someone needs to teach him a lesson.
Coachman: Mr McMahon don’t worry about it I have got it all sorted out. Funnily enough I found some old ECW friends of his and they detest him as much as you do sir, and they have promised me that tonight they will teach him a lesson.
Vince: Good. You go tell them that it would be much appreciated if they can kick Rob Van Dam’s ass tonight…
The crowd then boos loudly as Ken Kennedy enters the frame.
Kennedy: Vince let me tell you, that you don’t need to worry about Rob Van Dam whatsoever. Because you remember what Randy Orton did to him earlier this year? Well tonight I am going to finish off the job.
Kennedy: And I will do it just like any son would do for his father.
Vince McMahon raises his eyebrow at Ken Kennedy
Kennedy: You keep that in your mind.
Kennedy continues to look at Vince before walking off with a “Vincesque” power walk. Vince McMahon shakes his head and he power walks off in another direction leaving Jonathon Coachman on his head who sees both men walking and he nods his head with a suspicious look as we go to a commercial break.
When we get back from commercial John Morrison’s music hits and the former ECW Champion makes his way down to the ring to some big heat by the crowd. Morrison comes down looking less cocky than he usually is having lost the ECW Title to CM Punk the night before. Morrison gets into the ring and he asks for a mic off Lillian Garcia and he is given one.
Morrison: Last night at Summerslam, I was ROBBED of my ECW Title, as CM Punk became the ECW Champion.
The crowd pops which angers Morrison who takes off his coat and throws it to the floor.
Morrison: I was the greatest ECW Champion of all time, I was the face of Extreme! I was the man who single handily carried the ECW Brand, and because of CM Punk becoming ECW Champion, ECW IS DEAD!
Morrison: And quite frankly I couldn’t be happier, except for tonight when CM Punk loses the ECW Championship!
Morrison: But now is time to forget about the past and move on, because now I am on MONDAY NIGHT MORRISON!
Morrison: And now my goal is to win the WWE Title, and one by one I will go through every man on Raw and that will start tonight! So if anybody has any guts to come out here and go toe to toe with the Guru of Greatness!
Morrison: The Shaman of Sexy!
Morrison: And the Monday Night Delight! Come down to this ring now and get a lesson of (Smiles)…….. Morrison!
Big heat is given to Morrison and his cheesy speech as a referee gets into the ring. Morrison waits for a little while before believing that no one wants to face him when…”Time to Play the Game” hits and Triple H makes his way down to the ring to a huge ovation. John Morrison complains to the referee; as he was not expecting Triple H to come down to accept his open challenge.
JR: What an ovation for the Game Triple H, who makes his return to Raw and John Morrison, cannot believe it.
King: John Morrison doesn’t deserve this JR…
JR: Well he issued an open challenge to anyone King.
King: Well anyone doesn’t mean Triple H.
Triple H v John Morrison
Poor John Morrison, from being ECW Champion one day, to losing the ECW Title and having to face Triple H on his return from Raw the next. In the early goings Morrison took it to the Game using his speed to his advantage before going straight for the leg off Triple H wanting to reinjure his quadriceps. Morrison locked in the figure 4 leg lock wanting to end this match by submission knowing what a submission victory over Triple H would do for his career. It looked like Triple H was going to pass out through the pain but he fought the pain and he used his strength to crawl to and reach the ropes. It was then just moments later that we saw Triple H get back into the match after catching Morrison off the ropes with a Spinebuster. Triple H hit his normal sequence of moves hitting a running knee smash followed by a jumping knee to face breaker before dropping him head first with a DDT. Triple H then signalled for the end as he set up Morrison for a but Morrison countered it into a back body drop. Morrison fought back and he went to finish Triple H off with the corkscrew neckbreaker, but Triple H countered Morrison’s finisher as he elbowed his way out before bouncing off the ropes, Morrison went to catch him off the ropes with a Superkick but HHH ducks and kicks him in the mid section and finishes him off with the Pedigree for the 1-2-3.
Winner of the match Triple H in 6:59
JR: And what a victory for the Game on his return to Raw, he is back with a bang.
King: Oh poor Johnny his good lucks might have been ruined with that Pedigree. Hey hang on a second JR, there’s King Booker!
The crowd boos as King Booker appears on the Titantron alongside his wife Queen Sharmell, as Triple H’s music cuts off and he listens to what King Booker has to say.
King Booker: Hunter Hearst Helmsley, my Royal Peasant.
Booker: You think you upstaged your King last night at Summerslam. Well your very much mistaken. Because I am still your King, and just like each and every one of these rapscallions in Boston you will bow down and kiss my ROYAL FEET!
Booker: And at Unforgiven a match has been made, and that match is you Hunter Hearst Helmsley versus, King BOOOOKAAHHH!
Crowd Pops at announcement of match
Booker: And at Unforgiven I promise you that I will teach you a lesson in respect.. (Queen Sharmell then whispers something in King Booker’s ear and he smiles psychotically)….Your right my Queen. Why wait till Unforgiven?
Then from the crowd comes King Booker who comes from behind Triple H taking him down with a clothesline to the back of the head and he starts pounding away at the Cerebral Assassin, as we see Sharmell walking down to ringside cheering Booker on. King Booker lifts Triple H to his feet kicks him in the mid section and bounces off the ropes connecting with a SCISSORS KICK TO THE GAME! King Booker then orders Sharmell into the ring and gives her some instructions. Sharmell then very oddly drops down to her knees and takes off Booker’s wrestling boot. We then understand King Booker’s intentions as he shows off his bare feet to the Boston Crowd, before stuffing HIS FOOT IN THE FACE OF TRIPLE H MAKING HIM KISS HIS FEET! Booker then shoves Triple H’s head down onto the mat and he looks into crowd smiling at what he just did, as the Boston Crowd give massive heat to what they just saw. King Booker and Sharmell then leave the ring to there music as we see Triple H wiping his mouth in the ring, and he starts breathing very heavily in anger as we go to a commercial.
JR: Welcome back to Monday Night Raw, and just before the break we saw some despicable actions by King Booker who attacked Triple H from behind and then shoved his foot in the face of Triple H.
King: JR it takes a King to know a King, and what Triple H just got is exactly what he deserved and if you think that is bad. Just wait till Unforgiven when King Booker gets his hands on Triple H.
JR: Yes we will have a Rematch from Summerslam as King Booker takes on Triple H at Unforgiven, which will take place in three weeks time.
King: What a match that is going to be and also another match has been signed as we will see the return of the Undertaker as he takes on Mark Henry.
“Mickie” A solid reaction fills the arena as the ever so energetic Mickie James skips down to the ring slapping hands with fans at ringside.
“Glamazon” hits and the new Womens Champion Beth Phoenix makes her way down to the ring looking very focused on her job in hand.
JR: Last night at Summerslam we saw Candice Michelle’s reign as Womens Champion come to an end thanks to this monster Beth Phoenix, and what a test she has in store tonight in her first match as Champion.
King: She is a very scary woman JR.
Mickie James v Beth Phoenix
The next match of the evening sees the new Womens Champion Beth Phoenix face a former Womens Champion in Mickie James and the two put on a match, which is pretty decent for a WWE Womens Match. Mickie James used her quickness at the start of the match with consecutive armdrags followed by a Head scissors takedown. But however Beth’s strength came into play when she caught Mickie in mid air when she went for a diving crossbody, and Beth lifted Mickie above her head with ease and hit a Gorilla Press Slam. Beth Phoenix then had a period of offence inflicting damage onto the back of Mickie James. Mickie attempted to fight back, but Beth kept the momentum after catching Mickie off the ropes with a backbreaker. Mickie finally got the momentum a few moments later when Beth went for a slingshot suplex, only for Mickie to slide onto the ring apron and drop Beth throat first over the top rope. Mickie then started to take it to the Glamazon Beth Phoenix coming very close to victory after an Enzuigiri but Beth kicked out at two. Mickie went to finish off the match with the Mickie DDT only for “Samoan Bulldozer” to hit and UMAGA COMES OUT TO THE RING WITH ARMANDO ALEJANDRO ESTRADA! Mickie James then goes for the Mickie DDT on Beth who pushes her away in mid air before scurrying out of the ring as Umaga gets into it. Umaga stares down at Mickie before dragging her up to her feet before lifting Mickie onto his shoulders and hitting a Samoan Drop on Mickie James and the referee calls for the bell!
Winner of the match via DQ Mickie James in 5:14
Umaga doesn’t stop there however as he drags Mickie James into the corner of the ring and walks to the opposite corner and stares down Mickie in the opposite corner and shouts something out in Samoan. Referees start sprinting down to the ring but they are too late as Umaga takes Mickie’s head off with a Samoan Wrecking Ball! Referee’s then get into the ring and try to get Umaga to back off, but Umaga snaps attacking three of them before the rest scurry out of the ring for their lives as Armando Alejando Estrada grabs a mic.
AAE: If you have forgotten who I am….Myyy name es Arrrrrmandddoooo Alejjjanddddrrroo Esssssssstraddaaaaaa!
AAE: And last night my SAAAAMOAN BULLDOZERRRR was what joo say…… robbed off the Intercontinental Championship. So Carlito you come out here and give my Monster Oooomaga a rematch at the Intercontinental Championship!
Estrada and Umaga wait for near about 20 seconds with their eyes looking down the ramp expecting Carlito but no one appears. Estrada then gets Umaga’s attention and snaps his Cuban Cigar in half signalling for Umaga to finish Mickie off. Umaga lifts a lifeless Mickie James to her feet and he grabs her by the throat and lifts his taped thumb up and….JEFF HARDY SPRINTS DOWN TO THE RING TO SAVE THE DAY!! Umaga shoves Mickie down to the floor and he meets Jeff Hardy into the ring with some hard clubs to the back. Umaga whips Hardy off the ropes, but Hardy comes back off the ropes with a Head Scissors takedown onto the Giant Samoan! Umaga wants to get back up and fight but Estrada advises Umaga to get out of the ring which he reluctantly does. Jeff Hardy immediately checks up on Mickie James as we see Armando Alejandro Estrada pointing at Jeff Hardy as he walks back with an angry Umaga as we go backstage.
Maria: Ladies and Gentleman standing with me at this time, the ECW Champion CM Pepsi. (Crowd laughs at Maria’s ditsy mistake as CM Punk smiles) Now CM Pepsi..
CM Punk: Maria, it is CM Punk.
Maria: Oh Silly me, it’s just that I like Pepsi and……..
CM Punk: I’m sure you do, but haven’t you….
Maria: (Interupting) And you have a Pepsi Tattoo.
CM Punk: Great observation Maria, but didn’t you already notice that tattoo in the Hotel Room last week?
Maria gives a very confused look at CM Punk.
CM Punk: Doesn’t matter but do you by any chance have a question for me?
Maria: Oh sorry yes I did. CM Punk how do yo..y….actually I don’t think I did.
CM Punk: Well what you was supposed to ask was how I felt about my upcoming match, and I was going to give a reply on how I am going out there and kick Randy Orton’s ass and walk out both the ECW Champion and the WWE Champion.
Crowd Pops as Maria nods her head now remembering
Maria: Oh yes that’s right. (Says slowly and tries her hardest not to forget the question) CM Punk, how do you feel about your upcoming match with Randy Orton in a title unification match?
CM Punk: (Gives a sigh of relief) How do I feel? Well let me tell you Maria that this match is going to be the biggest match of my career. I was born for moments like this, born to be a champion. Last night was the greatest night of my life when I became ECW Champion and Maria I don’t have one night stands, and that means that I am not prepared to lose this title just 24 hours after I won it. And unfortunately for Randy Orton, that means that tonight not only is he going to lose his WWE Championship but millions and millions of people around the world would not of even realised he had became champion because they would of slept through the whole damn thing!
Mixture of laughs and pops
CM Punk: So Maria let me tell you how I feel, I feel pretty damn good because like it or not, love me or hate me. 27th August 2007 will go down as the day when CM Punk became WWE Champion!
CM Punk walks off to a big pop as we go to a commercial
When we get back from commercial we go to ringside and “One of a Kind” hits and Rob Van Dam makes his way down to the ring to a huge pop from the Boston Crowd. Rob very unusually doesn’t waste time posing for fans pointing his thumbs at his head and instead walks down with a very focused angry look on his face.
“Turn up the trouble” hits and Ken Kennedy makes his way down to the ring to a rather mixed reaction from the crowd, mostly heat however. Ken Kennedy gets into the ring and he holds up his arm and a microphone falls from above into his hands.
Kennedy: Ladies and Gentleman this following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL and has a twenty-minute time limit! Weighing in at an awesome 243 pounds, hailing from GREEN BAY WISCONSSINNNN!
Kennedy: The man that is going to go one on one with a man who is so extreme, that he spent three months on the sidelines because of a little soft kick to the head.
Kennedy receives big heat as he mocks RVD’s injury from Randy Orton earlier this year. Kennedy gives a slight smirk to RVD who looks like he is going to blow.
Kennedy: My name is MISTTTTEERRRRR
Rob Van Dam has heard enough of Ken Kennedy’s mouth and attacks him from behind as the referee calls for the bell.
Ken Kennedy v Rob Van Dam
Rob Van Dam started off the match very aggressively with Ken Kennedy failing to get any sort of offence in. The fight went to the outside with RVD viciously whipping Kennedy shoulder first into the steel steps before hitting a running boot to the shoulder of Kennedy, which rebounded off the steel steps with a big thud. About three minutes into the match RVD climbed up top and went for the split legged moonsault only for Kennedy to stick up his knees and this was Kennedy’s time to get back into the match as we went to a commercial break. When we got back from commercial we got a clip of Kennedy coming close to the three count with a Second Rope DDT which JR called the Wisconsin Spiker. Ken Kennedy then started working on the knee of Van Dam, which had caused RVD to miss many months through injury in 2005. Kennedy’s aim was to re-injure it and that was plain and clear as he got RVD into a single legged Boston Crab. It looked like RVD was out of it and the referee started lifting up his arm and dropping it, but on the third time he kept it up and got to the ropes. Kennedy then went to finish Van Dam off as he went for the Kenton Bomb, but RVD moved out the way! RVD then started to make the miraculous comeback hitting his normal chain of moves including the Monkey Toss followed by the Rolling Thunder Splash. Rob Van Dam then climbed up top signalling for the Five Star Frog Splash when out of nowhere SMACKDOWN SUPERSTAR ELIJAH BURKE pushes Van Dam off the top rope down onto the mat then he and MARCUS COR VON START BEATING DOWN RVD causing the referee to ring the bell giving RVD the win via DQ.
Winner: Rob Van Dam via DQ in 8:49
Marcus Cor Von starts beating on Rob Van Dam with some hard right hands as Elijah Burke heads to the outside and looks under the ring for some weapons. Elijah tosses in a chair and a TABLE into the ring. Elijah then sets up the table in the corner and tells Cor Von to whip him through the table. Cor Von attempts to do so, but RVD halts just before the table and then turns around into Elijah Burke who goes to hit him with the chair but RVD kicks it out of his hand. RVD then quickly picks up the chair and tosses it into Elijah Burke’s hands and goes for the Van Daminator, but Burke somehow ducks. RVD gets to his feet when HE IS MET WITH THE POUNCE BY MARCUS COR VON THROUGH THE TABLE! Elijah Burke then uses the steel chair and smashes it off the spine of Rob Van Dam for good measure. Burke and Cor Von then start shouting abuse at Rob Van Dam as we go to another commercial break.
JR: We are back on Raw and just before the break Rob Van Dam was attacked by former Extremists Elijah Burke and Marcus Cor Von what was that all about?
King: Well Coach said earlier tonight that this would happen and he mentioned that these guys hate RVD more than Vince does.
JR: Well it will be interesting to see if RVD replies this Friday Night on Smackdown, but it is now time for our main event.
“Burn Inside my Light” hits and Randy Orton makes his way down to the ring to some tremendous heat from the crowd. He slowly walks down to the ring before looking at his Championship belt, and then getting into the ring doing his destiny pose at each corner.
“This Fire Burns” hits and CM Punk comes down to the ring to a huge pop from the Boston Crowd. CM Punk slaps hands with fans at ringside before getting into the ring and getting into the face of Randy Orton showing him the ECW Championship.
ECW v WWE Title Unification Match
ECW Champion CM Punk v WWE Champion Randy Orton
CM Punk and Randy Orton put on the best match on Raw since Shawn Michaels v John Cena earlier this year, as we have a great back and forth contest with both men giving it all to become the Undisputed WWE Champion. Early on in the match CM Punk got Orton up for the go to sleep, but Orton slides off Punk’s shoulders and scurried to the outside. Orton thought he was safe on the outside but turned around to be hit with a slingshot Somersault Senton onto Orton on the outside. About half way into the match CM Punk badly hurt his back after Orton back body dropped him over the top rope to the concrete floor, and in typical Orton fashion Orton started to work on the back of CM Punk coming close to victory after the Inverted Headlock Backbreaker when Punk kicked out at two. Ten minutes into the match CM Punk hit top gear hitting Orton with a combination of slaps, backhand chops, spinning reverse slaps followed by a roundhouse kick to the head. CM Punk then immediately goes to finish Orton off hitting the Uranage and then locks in the ANACONDA VICE ON RANDY ORTON! Randy Orton screams out in agony and it looks like he will tap out. But somehow Orton uses his leg strength to reach the ropes. Moments later CM Punk for the second time in the match went for the Go to Sleep, but once again Orton slides off Punk’s shoulders and pushes Punk straight into the referee knocking him down onto his knees. Orton then took advantage low blowing CM Punk just as the referee starts getting back to his feet. Orton then connects with an elevated DDT from over the middle rope! Orton’s maniacal look then appears on his face and he looks Punk in the head and he walks back and starts sizing up CM Punk obviously wanting to punt him in the head. Orton charges up at CM Punk and…………..GO TO SLEEP! The crowd comes alive as CM Punk goes to make the cover when ELIJAH BURKE AND MARCUS COR VON SPRINT TO THE RING AGAIN! Elijah Burke distracts the ref as Marcus Cor Von gets in the ring and sizes up Punk the Pounce but out of nowhere comes RVD WHO TAKES COR VON TO THE OUTSIDE! This distracts both the referee who goes to the outside to split RVD up from Cor Von and Burke, and also distracts CM Punk who turns into the RKO! Orton goes for the cover but there is no referee but……..
“My Time is Now” John Cena’s music hits and the crowd comes alive giving the biggest reaction of the night as JOHN CENA sprints to the ring with a steel chain in hand. A tired Orton only just reaches his feet and TURNS INTO A STEEL CHAIN SHOT BY JOHN CENA KNOCKING ORTON OUT! Cena pulls CM Punk ontop of Orton and leaves the ring as the referee gets back into it not realising what just happened 1…………………….2…………………..3!! CM PUNK IS CHAMPION!!
Winner: Still ECW Champion and NEW WWE Champion CM Punk in 14:08
An absolutely huge ovation is given as CM Punk is awarded both the ECW Championship and the WWE Championship. CM Punk drops to his knees nearly crying as we see John Cena smiling as he has just caused his biggest enemy to lose the WWE Title just 24 hours after winning it. John Cena backs down the ramp when….
“No Chance in hell” hits and Vince McMahon comes appears at the top of the ramp with the old WWE Championship belt over his shoulder and a mic in his hand.
Vince: WHOA WHOA hold it CM Punk, hold it right there. CM Punk there is no chance in hell that this match is going to end like this, John Cena I told you to not come to Raw tonight YOU DISOBEYED MY ORDERS!
Vince looks at John Cena who is just a few steps away from him as we now know that Cena wasn’t injured he was just rather told not to come tonight.
Vince: This match should have been awarded to Randy Orton via disqualification. But I am not going to do that, but however this match is going to continue.
Huge as CM Punk shakes his head not believing what he just heard as Randy Orton is just getting to his feet probably not even knowing what is going on.
Vince: So Security get out here…SECURITY GET OUT HERE AND ESCORT JOHN CENA OUT OF THE BUILDING!
John Cena shakes his head in disgust as at least ten members of security come out and attempt to escort John Cena to the back. Cena sees Orton getting to his feet and he tries to push past security, but they do their job successfully stopping Cena from doing so. Cena tells Orton “Your Mine” as CM Punk leans over the ropes looking down the ramp at Vince.
Vince: And this match will restart right (Looks at his Watch)…….NOW!
The referee rings the bell and CM Punk is not ready, but Randy Orton is and immediately FLATTENS CM PUNK WITH THE RKO!! Randy Orton then hooks the legs and the referee makes the pinfall 1………………..2………………3!!
Winner: NEW ECW Champion and STILL WWE Champion Randy Orton
Randy Orton immediately gets to his feet and shouts at the referee to give him his title belts as Vince McMahon also hands the referee the “Pre Cena era” WWE championship belt. The referee passes that belt to him along with the ECW Title and the WWE Spinner Championship, as he holds them all aloft in the air. Orton starts celebrating his victory when Vince grabs the mic again and he signals for Orton’s music to be cut.
Vince: Randy Orton well done for becoming the new undisputed WWE Champion. But I have an announcement about your next title defence. John Cena has issued a rematch clause for the WWE Title!
Huge pop as Orton’s face turns into frustration.
Vince: And that match will happen in just over two weeks time at Unforgiven. It will be John Cena versus Randy Orton for the WWE Title, IN A LAST MAN STANDING MATCH!
Randy Orton drops his belts to the floor and kicks the bottom rope in frustration as the Boston Crowd give a huge pop to the announcement. Randy Orton shouts at Vince what is he thinking, but Vince calmly replies telling him good luck at Unforgiven. The show ends with Randy Orton breathing very heavily in the ring, angry about the announcement as we fade to black.
END OF SHOW
Kevin Thorne beats Jeff Hardy in 7:05
Worlds Greatest Tag Team beat Highlanders in 5:47 to retain their Tag Team Championships
Triple H beat John Morrison in 6:59
Mickie James defeated Womens Champion Beth Phoenix via DQ in a non title match in 5:14
Rob Van Dam beats Ken Kennedy via DQ in 8:49
WWE Champion Randy Orton beats ECW Champion CM Punk in a title Unification Match in 14:15 after the original decision was overturned
Sunday Night Heat Results
Val Venis beats Snitzky
Candice Michelle beats Jillian Hall
Paul London beats Lance Cade
WWE Unforgiven Card
WHO IS THE TRUE KING OF KINGS?
King Booker v Triple H
THE RETURN OF THE DEADMAN
Mark Henry vs The Undertaker
LAST MAN STANDING
John Cena v Randy Orton for the WWE Championship
Will return all reviews.
12-02-2007, 12:24 PM
Total Divas Marks Just Suck
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Preston, UK
Re: WWE: Turning The Corner
Nige’s Raw Review
I have to admit I didn’t see your last thread so I’m intrigued by what looks like a solid thread anyway and I see you don’t have a lot of ego and believe your own hype like some people or person we could mention when they return with a new thread. I was very pleased with the rosters as they were as realistic as you can get and you’ve not gone down the same road as a lot of other bookers by bringing in TNA guys, so that gets a thumbs up straight away. The only problem I have is with RVD being on the roster, but that’s just an issue I have with realism and I didn’t like RVD that much anyway
The opening promo was real good. Despite what people say about Orton, I love his promos when he gets intense as he did here. I thought you played on the Boston crowd and their relation to Cena very well, and then tricking them with the music was well done. Punk coming out was good and it was the right thing to go as that’s what I did when I started my thread with ECW closing and the champion going to Raw. The title situation needs clearing up basically and this match does just that and gives Punk some mainstream recognition straight away. What he had to say was good and he just had the knack here of saying what the crowd wanted to here, so that was really well written. What a match for later, Punk shouldn’t have a chance in hell
First match was a good way to give Kevin Thorn, no E on the end the attention he needs to get himself over as a Raw superstar. Beating Jeff is a hell of achievement and he looked fairly strong in the match until Jeff managed to come back in, only for Ariel to get involved. Great call and the right booking decision to put Thorn over in this way without Hardy looking weak. I would like to see this feud continue as the match was written well and the styles seemed to click
Vince & his pet, brilliant! Good promo, got real good when RVD came in. I don’t really like him being here but I can look past that and say what a great promo it was. Great intensity from RVD and he would stick up for ECW like he did here. That was great and you could see both men getting angrier as RVD went on. The bastard son could well be Kennedy and that’s why you’re putting him against RVD. The timing of the thread is either down to the bastard son storyline or having RVD around, not a bad thing, just weighing things up
Very good tag match here too, better than I thought it would be, and had the tag titles not been on the line, I was expecting a win for The Highlanders cos they looked good here and I thought they had it won until Haas got involved after being super kicked by Shelton, that would have been great to see, very well described. My only problem was that The Highlanders went from being in control and the only thing you mentioned was that they pretty much lost it and Shelton hit the T Bone without much detail in between. Being the finish, I wouldn’t have minded seeing that. The Londrick attack was good and boy there will be a great pay off match at some point
Okay, Carlito interview was flat out hilarious, despite the fact it was just there to put him over. Todd Flanders and Captain Obvious. Yeah very funny and did it’s job nicely. Vince/Kennedy promo was real good too, very simple as regards to the RVD match later and intelligent too when Kennedy imitated Vince and told him to remember that! I can see you building him up to be Vince’s son but it won’t be Kennedy in the end
Great introduction of Morrison to Raw, or Monday Night Morrison. That worked well and sounded in character, very arrogant and his comments about ECW & Punk were very well written and showed intelligence too. Wow, Triple H coming out was awesome and I didn’t expect it, that will show Morrison to watch what he says in the future. The match itself was written well and I could see a DQ finish coming for Triple H as I could see this carrying on between them. Or maybe not! Clean win and a surprise to see Booker as he’s in TNA now IRL. This was real good from Booker and the sneak attack was brilliant, didn’t see that coming, but I’m not sure whether I like this continuing or not just yet
Mickie & Beth was a decent match until Umaga had to get involved. I am a big fan of Umaga so I was glad to see him get some kind of reaction to losing the IC Title. Poor Mickie, why couldn’t it have been someone else?! Sends a statement, but Carlito was never going to come out and I loved that Jeff did as there matches are great. Jeff clearing house wasn’t a bad thing, but I wouldn’t have minded seeing Umaga just clean house and show his dominance
Punk interview was funny and serious, with them both being in the right place when needed. The hint of Punk & Maria’s relationship was funny for us smarks and it worked well to get Punk over even more. Really well written then about Orton’s title reign being over and how he doesn’t do one night stands, really well written and a great promo all round
Kennedy & RVD was a pretty good match but we all knew that there was going to be some kind of interference. It came in the shape of Cor Von & Burke. Yay, the pounce on Raw, real good. That was brilliant and keeps ECW alive if you will as a feud breaks out while Kennedy can slip into the night if you will and move onto other storylines. Liked this segment a lot
Okay the main event, and how big it is too. Would be a match I love to see and I enjoyed writing it for Cyber Sunday two weeks ago. Was really entertaining and boy there was some unbelievable action here, The New Breed come down and then Cena. Wow, never expected all this, Cena especially, that was just awesome and costs Orton the title, or does he? That really pissed me off as a Punk fan, but I can see why you wouldn’t have Punk as the WWE Champion just yet. Very sensible how it all panned out. Vince pissed off like that was great to see and very realistic
Overall. This was a great show and I can’t really find fault with it without being petty about the lack of detail at the end of the Highlanders/WGTT match. The promos were fantastic, the booking throughout was consistent and it was an entertaining show. I shall definitely be keeping up with this
12-08-2007, 06:11 AM
Working Dark Matches
Join Date: Mar 2005
Re: WWE: Turning The Corner
Albany New York
31st August 2007
“Rise Up” by Drowning Pool hits as the Smackdown Video package plays before we head out to the arena where we see thousands of screaming fans. The camera pans amongst them before finally going over to Michael Cole and JBL at ringside.
: Welcome to Friday Night Smackdown, we are five days off the back of what truly can be described as one of the greatest Summerslams of all time. Tonight we are on the road in Albany New York, Michael Cole and JBL at ringside.
“Metalingus” Edge’s music hits and the World Heavyweight Champion makes his way down to the ring to some huge heat from the crowd. As he makes his way to the ring we see images of Edge hitting Rey Mysterio with the World Title belt to cheat his way to retaining the title at Summerslam. When we get back we see Edge in the ring with a mic in hand.
Edge: Come on people admit it, I am the greatest World Heavyweight Champion of all time!
Edge: Ever since I became World Heavyweight Champion, I have beaten the likes of The Undertaker, Kane, Batista and you can now add Rey Mysterio to that list.
Edge:Rey Mysterio walked into Summerslam believing that he was going to make the “Dream” comeback by taking my World Heavyweight Championship. But Rey this isn’t lala land, this is reality. Rey your vision of Summerslam might have been winning the World Heavyweight Championship and then celebrating with your Taco munching friends in Mexico. But in reality I gave you THE BEATING OF YOUR LIFE!
Edge: Because just like I promised I beat Rey Mysterio at Summerslam, and not only did I prove that Rey Mysterio had NO RIGHT to have a title shot on his first match back in the first place. But he has no right to be standing in the same ring with greatness like me, the Rated R Superstar EDGE!
Edge: Rey at Summerslam I proved without a shadow of a doubt you should of never came back.You don’t have what it takes anymore. So Rey if I was you I would go back to where you belong, and that is working behind a till at Taco Bell in Tijuana!
Edge: Oh sorry Rey you sucked at that too, because instead of serving the customers, you started jumping around like a lunatic singing La Bamba!
Edge laughs to himself and the crowd gives Edge huge heat.
Edge: Oh sorry Albany New York, don’t you like me insulting your (Mocking Voice) hero Rey Mysterio. (Normal Voice) Well I couldn’t give a damn what you ass backwards New Yorkers think!
Crowd boos and starts a you suck chant in Edge’s direction
Edge: You think I suck, but that is where you are all wrong. I am making history; I have defeated EVERY superstar on the Smackdown Roster. From Rey Mysterio to Kane, to Batista to the Undertaker I have beaten them all and I still get no respect from you fans!
The You Suck chants start to get louder.
Edge: You people give me this treatment, even though for the last god knows how many years I have put my body on the line each and every single night to get where I am today and to entertain you people. This is the respect I get? Well Albany New York you can go stick it because this town SUCKS!
Edge: And I can’t stand in this ring any longer, when I know I am surrounded by thousands of half witted New York Morons so I am out!
The Crowd boos as Edge goes to exit the ring when “MacMilitant” hits and Teddy Long comes out to a decent little pop from the crowd with a mic in hand.
Teddy Long: Hang on there Edge I have no problem with you leaving but however there is an announcement I am about to make and it surrounds you and your World Heavyweight Championship.
Crowd Pops as Edge looks intrigued and signals for Teddy Long to continue.
Long: Because Edge for the next two weeks we are going to have a little tournament which you can call the Road to Unforgiven Tournament. Tonight there will be three singles matches and the winners of each match will face each other in a triple threat match next week on Smackdown-And the winner of that match will face you Edge at Unforgiven for the World Heavyweight Championship.
Huge pops to the announcement as Edge shakes his head in disgust.
Long: The first match we are going to have in this tournament tonight is the Worlds Strongest Man Mark Henry!
Big pops for Kane
Long: Then we will see the United States Champion M-V-P!
Long: Versus the man you defeated at Summerslam REY MYSTERIO!
Huge pops for Mysterio
Long: And then our final match tonight will be the man who loves to fight Finlay!
Huge pops as Edge looks like he is ready to have a fit in the ring.
Long: Now playa, can you holla holla that
Teddy Long’s music hits and he heads to the back as Edge kicks the ropes in frustration angry at the announcement of the Road to Unforgiven Tournament as we go to a commercial.
: What an announcement just before the break, as Edge at Unforgiven will defend his World Heavyweight Title against the winner of the Road to Unforgiven Tournament.
: This is unfair on Edge, what has Edge ever done to Teddy Long. Someone should complain about this and I am going to be that man!
: I think it is more than fair JBL; he is giving six men the opportunity to get a Title Shot.
: Yeah but why put Kane in it, why put Batista in it THIS IS UNFAIR ON EDGE!
: Well we are going to have three huge matches tonight to determine who will be in the final next week but lets kick off with some Cruiserweight action!
“You can Run” Billy Kidman’s music hits and Billy Kidman comes down to the ring with Kid Kash to a good pop from the crowd. They slap hands with fans at ringside.
“Slam Smack” hits and the Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble comes down to the ring with his tag team partner Frankie Kazarian to some good heat mainly for Noble.
Jamie Noble and Frankie Kazarian v Kid Kash and Billy Kidman
We start off the wrestling side of the show with the Cruiserweight Champion teaming up with Frankie Kazarian to take on Kid Kash and Billy Kidman in a typical highflying Cruiserweight Match. We saw some nice high flying spots at the start of the match mainly from Billy Kidman who hit a springboard shooting star press onto Noble and Kazarian on the outside. But soon enough Jamie Noble and Frankie Kazarian used some very effective ground and pound skills on Billy Kidman, keeping him as far away as possible from his tag partner Kid Kash. Billy Kidman however refocuses and gets his team back into the match after hitting an enzuigiri from out of nowhere. Kidman then beats Noble to his corner and tags in Kid Kash. Kid Kash immediately starts cleaning house hitting both of his opponents with clotheslines, dropkicks and back body drops. Kash then hits Jamie Noble with a Brain buster and heads to the top rope. Kash is about to go for a frog splash when a recovered Frankie Kazarian knocks the top rope causing Kash to fall onto his crown jewels. Billy Kidman then floods the ring and takes Kazarian to the outside leaving the two legal men in the ring. Jamie Noble sets Kash up for a double underhook powerbomb, but Kid Kash counters it into a back body drop into a bridge with his arms still hooked but Noble’s shoulders on the mat 1……….2…………3! Kash pins the Champ!
Winners: Kid Kash and Billy Kidman in 7:33
Kid Kash quickly escapes the ring as the Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble protests to the referee. Billy Kidman joins Kash halfway down the ramp and they hug and Kash gets his arm lifted in the air as he knows he has gotten a huge victory tonight, which could put him in contention for a Cruiserweight Title shot. Kash signals to Noble that he wants his belt as we go backstage.
We go backstage to see Josh Matthews with a mic in hand.
Matthews: Standing with me at this time is the Animal Batista!
Batista steps into the frame to a huge pop, as Josh Matthews puts a mic to Batista’s mouth.
Batista: Josh Matthews last Sunday I fought all the odds to defeat The Great Khali, and because of me The Great Khali will be taking a plane back to India without a Job.
Batista: But my rivalry with the Great Khali is now in the past and now I have my opportunity to regain MY WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP!
Batista: This is the kind of opportunity I have been waiting for since Wrestlemania 23. I have had title shots since then, but on those occasions I won’t lie I was not good enough. But I promise you this, this time I won’t falter.
Batista: This time I won’t let myself down. This time I will defeat Edge at Unforgiven and I will become the NEW World Heavyweight Champion!
Batista stares down the camera intensely before walking away as we go to a commercial break
When we get back from commercial we see the VIP Lounge set up in the middle of the ring with MVP sitting down on the sofa in the middle of the ring with his music playing in the background. MVP gets up and his music cuts off as he puts a mic to his mouth.
MVP: How are all my players doing in Albany New York tonight!
MVP: You should be feeling good because when I am in the ring it means only one thing. Big things are popping and little things are stopping.
MVP takes off his sunglasses
MVP: I want to welcome you all to the VIP lounge. For you people out there that doesn’t know what VIP stands for well it means, that I am better than you!
MVP: Albany New York I am half man, half amazing and just to prove it I am doing double duty tonight. Because not only am I the host of the VIP Lounge tonight, but I am also involved in the Road to Unforgiven Tournament tonight when I take on Rey Mysterio.
MVP: And just like my catchphrase goes big things, in this situation me. Will be stopping the small things, that being Rey Mysterio.
MVP: And at Unforgiven I will walk in United States and Tag Team Champion. I will walk out also the World Heavyweight Champion.
MVP: But that is later and this is now. So I would like to introduce you to my guest, the man who you could say is the luckiest man alive. Because he now spends his time hanging with the Worlds Greatest Athlete MVP!
MVP: So show your love for Matt Hardy!
“Oh Yeah” hits and Matt Hardy makes his way down to the ring to a big pop from the New York Crowd. MVP’s bouncer holds up the rope for Matt Hardy allowing him past into the VIP lounge. Hardy gets in the ring and takes a mic and MVP offers him a seat.
MVP: Matt welcome back to the VIP lounge. I mean I know you’re not the type of person to hang around with VIPS, and your more like these common 9 to 5 lifeless New Yorkers here tonight.
MVP: But Matt your going to get used to it since your now rolling with someone the calibre of me and you are sharing the gold I won, so you should feel very lucky.
Hardy: (Cutting in) Oh should I?
MVP: Yes because without me you wouldn’t be anywhere near Championship status. You know, I took you under my wing despite being the United States Champion and I lifted you to Championship status where you are today. I am better than You Matt Hardy and if you want any further proof Matt. Tonight I am in the Road to Unforgiven Tournament and Matt you (S******s) haven’t even been entered to compete in it.
Crowd Boos as a smirk appears on Matt Hardy’s face
MVP: And Matt when I become World Heavyweight Champion, this will be the closest you ever get to that belt.
Hardy: Really? Well MVP there is a reason why I am not in the Road to Unforgiven Tournament. Teddy Long offered me a spot in the tournament and I rejected his offer.
MVP laughs at Hardy and asks him if he is stupid.
Hardy: Yes I probably am stupid, but another time will come when I get my shot for the World Heavyweight Championship. But right now I have one goal in mind and one goal only, and that is to become the new United States Champion!
Crowd Pops as MVP looks at his United States Championship, which is hanging over his shoulder.
Hardy: So MVP I want a shot at the United States Title, and I WANT IT NOW!
Big pops as MVP shakes his head, as Hardy takes off his jacket ready for action.
MVP: Whoa whoa Matt you already know that I have a match tonight. So as much as I would like to defend my United States Championship against you it’s just not going to happen tonight.
Crowd Boos as Hardy doesn’t look too pleased but is not surprised.
MVP: But Matt you are a fighter and I know you like competition. So I prepared you up with a match tonight. So let me introduce your opponent tonight…KENNY DYKSTRA!
Some generic music hits and Kenny Dykstra makes his way to the ring as MVP wishes Hardy good luck before leaving the ring and heading backstage as production team starts to clear the VIP lounge as we go to a commercial break.
Kenny Dykstra v Matt Hardy
This was in by no means a squash match, as Kenny Dykstra got his fair share of offence in but it was a match that Matt Hardy looked like he was always going to win. The young stud Kenny Dykstra had a bright opening phase to the match, showing some nice technical ability and also coming close to the victory getting a two count after a rolling cutter onto Hardy. Hardy however stepped up a gear hitting his normal sequence of moves. Hitting a turnbuckle clothesline to Dykstra in the corner and following that off with a bulldog getting a two count. Matt Hardy then climbed to the middle rope and went for the flying elbow smash, but Kenny Dykstra caught him in mid air with an impressive dropkick. This was Dykstra’s opportunity to get back into the match but his cockiness got the better of him and moments later Matt Hardy connected with the Side Effect. Hardy then set Dykstra up and connected with the TWIST OF FATE! Hardy hooked the leg and got the 1-2-3 to win the match.
Winner: Matt Hardy in 5:49
: What a performance by Matt Hardy and he has just proved why he deserves a shot for the United States Championship.
: If there is one thing he has proved today, it is how dumb he is. He had a chance to be in the Road to Unforgiven Tournament, and he turned it down so he could face MVP of all people. Matt Hardy would not last two minutes against his team Captain MVP.
: Well MVP one day will have to show how good he is, because sooner or later Matt Hardy will get his chance to prove he is better than MVP.
We then go backstage to see Edge storming down the backstage area.
Edge: How dare he do this to me, how dare he make a tournament with Rey Mysterio, Kane, Batista I BEAT THEM ALL THEY DON’T DESERVE A TITLE SHOT!
Edge stops and then looks around before walking over to a production worker and he grabs him by the shirt
Edge: Tell me where Teddy Long is NOW!
Production Worker: I don…don’t know
Edge: Don’t give me that bullcrap WHERE IS HE!
The production worker doesn’t answer as he looks above Edge’s shoulder and his face turns into terror and he runs away like he just saw a ghost. Edge looks at the worker in confusion before turning around into KANE! Kane then grabs Edge by the shirt and shoves him against the wall causing Edge to drop his World Heavyweight Championship onto the floor.
Kane: (Very intensely and slowly) Enjoy your last moments with that World Heavyweight Championship, because at Unforgiven you will feel my pain…and I will become the new World Heavyweight Champion!
Kane lets go of Edge who picks his title back up and slowly backs off as Michael Cole tells us that next up Kane will take on Mark Henry in the Road to Unforgiven Tournament.
When we get back from commercial we see Mark Henry in the ring with his music playing the background. Then “Slow Chemical” hits and a big explosion occurs at the top of the ramp and Kane makes his way down to the ring to a big pop from the New York Crowd. Kane steps over the top rope, only for Mark Henry to immediately start attacking Kane with some hard blows and the referee calls for the bell to start the match.
Road to No Mercy Tournament
Kane v Mark Henry
MATCH OF THE YEAR!!!!!………..Who’s kidding it sucked and blowed at the same time but don’t tell me you were expecting a classic. It was your typical big man v big man match with a lot of punches and blows exchanged between the two of them. Kane took it to the Giant Silverback straight from the start hitting a string of vicious attacks in the corner and going through his move set hitting Henry with a turnbuckle clothesline followed by a side walk slam and made the cover but Henry kicked out at 2. Things turned when Kane hurt his back after missing a flying clothesline off the top rope when Henry moved out of the way after landing awkwardly. Henry took advantage of this on the outside of the ring ramming Kane spine first into the steel ring post, before whipping him spine first into the edge of the Spanish Announce Table. Henry then locked on a Bearhug to Kane in the centre of the ring applying pressure onto an injured Kane squeezing the life out of him. Kane used the momentum of the crowd cheering him on to fight out of it elbowing his way out before pounding away at Henry with hard right hands. Kane bounced off the ropes and hit a big boot but somehow didn’t take down the King of the Jungle. Kane though did take him down in impressive style lifting up the 400 pounder and Bodyslamming him down onto the mat. Kane then climbed to the top rope and this time connected with the diving clothesline taking down Henry once more. Kane then sized up Henry for the Chokeslam, but his back gave up on him and Henry took advantage and connected with the Worlds Strongest Slam. Henry then made the cover when….
Mark Henry looks up at the Titantron and he sees the creepy Undertaker video which has been playing the last few weeks hyping his return at Unforgiven. The lights then come back on in the arena and Henry shakes his head and says to himself he is not scared of the Undertaker, before turning into a………CHOKESLAM BY KANE! Kane then hooks the leg 1………2………3!
Winner: Kane in 6:41 (Advances to the Final in the Road to No Mercy Tournament)
After the match Kane raises his arm in the air in victory before shoving the referee out of the way. He sets off his pyro in the ring before leaving the ring. Just as Mark Henry gets to his feet the arena goes Dark once again. Mark Henry shouts at Undertaker challenging him to come down to the ring. A lightning bolt hits the top of the ramp and then we hear Undertaker’s voice over the speakers
Undertaker: Mark Henry…your time is running out. The sands of time are passing through your hourglass….day by day it will continue to empty until there’s nothing left. And that day will be at Unforgiven Mark Henry…and then the beast shall begin to feast on your rotting soul………AND YOU WILL REST…………IN…PEACE!
Another lightning bolt hits the ramp and on the Titantron we cut to a graveyard where we see a Grave written for Mark Henry saying “Mark Henry R.I.P-June 12th 1971-September 16th 2007”.
Mark Henry shakes his head and thumps his hand off his head trying to shake what he just saw off and he shouts out loud that he is not scared of the Undertaker as we go to a commercial.
: Before the break Kane advanced to the final in the Road to Unforgiven Tournament and The Undertaker sent a message to Mark Henry.
At Unforgiven The Undertaker will return and these two beasts will lock horns I can’t wait.
: Same here partner but now we are going to witness the return of the Nature Boy!
“Sprach Zarathustra” hits and the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair makes his way down to the ring to a huge pop from the New York crowd. Flair styles and profiles his way down to the ring throwing out an occasional “Whoo”.
“Ooohh Chavo” hits and Chavo Guerrero makes his way down to the ring to some good heat from the crowd. Chavo mocks Flair on his way down to the ring doing the Flair “strut” which angers Flair who kicks the bottom rope and shouts at Chavo to get in the ring.
Chavo Guerrero v Ric Flair
Unlike the last match, we get a nice little match here which is used as a way to get both men on the card in a match which was mainly focused on both men attempting to “Outcheat” each other if there is such a word. The opening stages of the match saw some nice technical action between the two men with The Nature Boy getting the better of Chavo marginally. This frustrated Chavo who had to rely on his Old Los Guerrero tactics to get himself back into the match after raking Flair in the eyes after getting the referee’s attention off him. Halfway through the match we saw a funny little spot where the referee took a bump after Flair was whipped straight into the referee, Flair took advantage of this by poking Chavo in the eyes, but Chavo instantly replied by kicking Flair in the crown jewels. Flair fell to his knees holding onto his crotch as Chavo stood above him laughing, when Ric Flair low blowed Chavo who fell down onto his knees holding onto his crotch as the referee recovered and looked confused with both men on their knees holding onto their crown jewels. The madness ended there however as Chavo regained the momentum of the match which led to him setting up Flair for the Gory Bomb but Flair countered it into a back body drop. Ric Flair then bounced off the ropes and came from behind Chavo with a chop block before signalling for the Figure 4 Leg Lock. Flair went for it, but Chavo grabbed hold of Ric’s hair and rolled him over 1………….2…..Ric Flair uses the ropes to roll over Chavo and he gets a handful of the bottom rope with the referee not noticing 1………..2………..3! Flair steals it
Winner: Ric Flair in 6:02
Ric Flair immediately escapes the ring and raises his arm in victory as Chavo Guerrero protests to the referee saying that Flair had a handful of the ropes. Flair gives one last “Whoo” to the fans before we go backstage.
We go backstage to see Matt Hardy packing his bags backstage when MVP walks in to some big heat.
Hardy: What do you want?
MVP: Hey calm down Matt just came into congratulate you on your victory earlier tonight.
Hardy: Thanks but I’m off so good luck in your match tonight.
Hardy puts his bag over his shoulder and starts to head off.
MVP: Hey Matt wait there, I have got a little proposition for you.
Hardy smiles and turns around
Hardy: And what may that be MVP?
MVP: OK check this out. You come out there and watch my back against Rey Mysterio, and when I beat at Edge at Unforgiven for the World Heavyweight Championship I will give you a title shot how bout it partner?
Hardy: Well that is an interesting proposition, but don’t worry about it partner you have no reason to be scared. Rey Mysterio is tough but come on man you are Half Man, Half Amazing.
Hardy laughs in MVP’s face before exiting the locker room as MVP looks annoyed, as he knows he will have to go out to face Rey Mysterio alone.
“I’m Comin” hits and MVP comes down to the ring for the second time of the evening to some big heat. He gets in the ring and bounces off the ropes doing his “Ballin” pose to the crowd before warming up for the tough match ahead.
“Booyaka 619” hits and Rey Mysterio comes out to the biggest pop so far this evening. He slaps hands with fans at ringside before getting in the ring and saluting them at each corner as MVP looks on at him with disgust.
Road to No Mercy Tournament
MVP v Rey Mysterio
Now being serious now this was match of the night by far with MVP and Rey Mysterio putting on a great fast paced back and forth contest which was helped as it was given plenty of time lasting for around 13 minutes. MVP looked good in the early going seeming to cope with the speed and agility of Rey Mysterio, but Mysterio got moments of offence from absolutely nothing like when he somehow hit an arm drag from MVP getting him in position for the Gorilla Press Slam. Five minutes in Mysterio went for the 619, but MVP smartly escaped the ring but however did not realise Mysterio bouncing off the ropes, and he turns around into a baseball slide into head scissors takedown by the high flying Mysterio. MVP gained the momentum in the match after catching Rey off the ropes with a tilt a whirl backbreaker and from their MVP kept the match to the ground to prevent Mysterio from using his highflying tactics. MVP looked like he had the match won when he went for the Playas Boot but Rey moved out of the way causing MVP to get his foot trapped on the top rope. This looked like Mysterio’s opportune chance as he kicked away at the back of MVP’s leg before bouncing off the ropes but MVP caught him with a snap overhead Belly to Belly Suplex. Not long later Mysterio got another chance, after knocking MVP off the top rope when MVP went to superplex him off the top rope, only for Mysterio to knock him off and then connect with a diving Tornado DDT and made the cover but MVP kicked out at two. After some back and forth wrestling which saw both men coming close to victory, Rey Mysterio tripped MVP up onto the bottom rope and connected with the 619 followed by the West Coast Pop to get the three count.
Winner: Rey Mysterio in 13:24(Advances to the Final in the Road to No Mercy Tournament)
: Rey Mysterio picks up the victory and he advances to the final of the Road to Unforgiven Tournament.
: What a match, this is exactly what Friday Night Smackdown is all about and Rey Mysterio could very well have a second chance to take the World Heavyweight Championship at Unforgiven.
Rey Mysterio will be in next weeks Triple Threat match along with Kane and the winner of tonight’s main event between the Animal Batista and the Fighting Irishman Finlay.
: If anyone deserves it Michael it is Finlay, Finlay is the only one that Edge has not beaten and it would make for a fantastic match.
When we get back from commercial we see the New Breed consisting of Marcus Cor Von and Elijah Burke making their way down to the ring. We are shown replays of what happened on Raw with Elijah Burke and Marcus Cor Von attacking Rob Van Dam during his match with Ken Kennedy and then later on in the night making their presence felt during the CM Punk v Randy Orton match only for RVD to make the save.
“Extreme” hits and Tommy Dreamer and Sabu come down to the ring to a good pop. They get in the ring and Sabu points to the sky as Tommy Dreamer trash talks with Elijah Burke.
The New Breed (Cor Von and Burke) v Sabu and Tommy Dreamer
This match had the potential to be good but was instead kept reasonably short as there was a lot of thins needed to get into the show tonight. Most of the match saw Sabu playing the face in peril with Cor Von and Burke keeping him in their corner restricting him from tagging in Tommy Dreamer and using double teaming tactics to keep the advantage over Sabu. Eventually though Sabu fought back hitting Burke with a spinning wheel kick out of nowhere and tagging Tommy Dreamer into the ring. Tommy Dreamer set off like a house on fire cleaning house on both Burke and Cor Von. Five minutes into the match Tommy Dreamer set up Elijah Burke for the Death Valley Driver when Marcus Cor Von flooded the ring and speared Tommy Dreamer. Things then got out of hand as Sabu and Marcus Cor Von got into a big brawl, which got took to the outside. The referee went out to split the two men up leaving Burke and Dreamer in the ring. Elijah Burke went to capitalise on a hurt Tommy Dreamer after that spear when ROB VAN DAM FLOODS TO THE RING WITH A CHAIR IN HAND! Burke turns around and catches a steel chair thrown to him by RVD only then to have his head get taken off with the Van Daminator! RVD then climbs up top and connects with the Five Star Frog Splash before dragging Dreamer onto Burke and the referee very conveniently gets back into the ring not noticing what just happened and counts the 1-2-3.
Winners: Sabu and Tommy Dreamer in 5:55
After the match the mayhem continues as Marcus Cor Von throws Sabu into the steel steps on the outside before getting into the ring and he and RVD go at it tooth and nail exchanging hard right hands. RVD gets the better of Marcus Cor Von and starts pounding him in the corner when JOHN MORRISON AND KEVIN THORNE FROM RAW GET INTO THE RING AND THEY START ATTACKING ROB VAN DAM! Tommy Dreamer gets back to his feet and just as he goes to help RVD he is met with a devastating clothesline by Marcus Cor Von. Marcus Cor Von rolls to the outside of the ring and pulls up the ring apron and pulls out a WOODEN TABLE and slides it into the ring. Cor Von sets the table up in the centre of the ring as Kevin Thorne connects with the Crucifix Powerbomb onto Rob Van Dam. Sabu who is slowly getting into the ring is picked as the victim to go through the table as a recovered Elijah Burke rolls him onto the table as John Morrison heads up to the top rope. JOHN MORRISON THEN COMES OFF THE TOP ROPE WITH A MOONSAULT TO SABU THROUGH THE TABLE! John Morrison is helped to his feet and he raises his arms aloft in the air along with Marcus Cor Von, Elijah Burke and Kevin Thorn over Rob Van Dam, Tommy Dreamer and Sabu as we go to our final commercial break.
: We are back on Friday Night Smackdown and before the break Rob Van Dam helped Sabu and Tommy Dreamer defeat The New Breed, but then after the match Kevin Thorn and John Morrison joined Cor Von and Burke in a vicious beat down on the former ECW extremists.
: Well Rob Van Dam might have cost the New Breed their match against Sabu and Tommy Dreamer, but the New Breed are always one step ahead and that is what Rob Van Dam deserves for interfering in a Smackdown match.
: Well anyway it is time for our final semi final match in the Road to Unforgiven Tournament and with us at ringside is the World Heavyweight Champion Edge who has joined us and I presume Edge…
: That’s Mr Edge to you!
: I presume Edge your scouting for your possible future opponents at Unforgiven.
: (Ignores Cole) John why did you have to lower your standards to sitting with this man?
: He’s worse than Pat Patterson…
: Will you stop!
“My name is Finlay, and I love to fight” hits and Finlay makes his way down to the ring to some big heat from the crowd. He gets in the ring and he stares down the ramp waiting for his opponent.
“I walk alone” hits and Batista comes out to an thunderous ovation from the New York Crowd. He sets off his pyros on the ramp before making his way down to the ring.
Road to No Mercy Tournament
Batista v Finlay
We have a fairly long match to end the show lasting near the 15 minute mark as we have our final Road to No Mercy Tournament Semi Final match. Batista and Finlay put on a very solid enjoyable contest, with Finlay carrying the big man to a good match. In the early going Batista was all over Finlay, with Finlay getting in no offence whatsoever. Batista looked like he was going to pick up the win just five minutes into the match when he set Finlay up for the Batista Bomb when that Little Bastard Hornswoggle got involved distracting Batista by kicking him in the leg. It looked as though Batista was going to eat Hornswoggle for dinner but thankfully for Hornswoggle the referee advised Batista not to and told Hornswoggle to get out of the ring. Finlay being the opportunistic man he is took advantage of that hitting Batista across the back of the leg with his shillelagh with the referee focused on getting Hornswoggle out of the ring. Finlay then spent the next stage of the match targeting the hurt leg of Batista working over. This all lead up to Finlay attempting to finish off Batista via submission as gets him locked into the Modified Indian Death Lock. Batista started crawling to the ropes but Finlay pulled him back into the centre of the ring and started applying more pressure onto the legs making it even harder for Batista to escape. Batista knew he couldn’t reach the ropes so he started throwing hard right hands at the head of Finlay to break it up and successfully does so. Finlay recovers first however and he then immediately goes to lock on the Single Legged Boston Crab, but Batista somehow kicks Finlay spine first into the turnbuckle and then catches him with a clothesline. The match picked up for Batista from here as he went through his every match move set hitting the Spinebuster and then setting Finlay up for the Batista Bomb, but Finlay back body dropped him over the top rope to the outside. Batista used the Smackdown announce table to help him get up to his feet right in front of Edge and he inadvertently puts his hand on the World Title as he lifts himself up. This angers Edge who looks up to see the referee in the ring blocking Finlay from getting to the outside so he grabs his World Title and HE SMASHES THE BELT ACROSS THE FACE OF BATISTA! Edge then calmly sits down and tells Cole and JBL that he should of never put his hands on Edge’s belt as Finlay rolls Batista back into the ring and makes the cover and gets the easy 1-2-3!
Winner: Finlay in 14:38(Advances to the Final in the Road to No Mercy Tournament)
The action doesn’t stop there however as Finlay hasn’t finished just yet with Batista as he starts stomping away at Batista before sitting on top of him and starts pounding away with some hard right hands. When REY MYSTERIO sprints to the ring and he and Finlay go at it tooth and nail with Mysterio getting the better of Finlay pounding away at him into the corner. That is until EDGE gets in the ring and grabs his World Heavyweight Championship and he smashes it over the back of Rey Mysterio’s head. Finlay and Edge then start throwing some cheap shots on a grounded Mysterio, double-teaming up on him when KANE comes down to the ring. Kane cleans house taking out both Edge and Finlay with uppercuts followed by big boots. Kane then grabs Finlay by the throat and connects with a Chokeslam. Edge then starts attacking Kane from behind, but Mysterio now makes the save for Kane dropkicking him onto the bottom rope and connecting with the 619 on the World Heavyweight Champion. Edge grabs his title and flees the ring staring at Rey Mysterio who leans over the top rope and starts pointing at Edge signalling he wants Edge’s title. Mysterio then turns around into Kane who grabs Mysterio by the throat and lifts him seven feet in the air and dropping him with a Thunderous Chokeslam! Kane then sets off his pyros and stares down Edge down the ramp.
: Next week, Finlay versus Kane versus Rey Mysterio and the winner goes onto face Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship at Unforgiven. But for tonight so long folks.
END OF SHOW
Kid Kash and Billy Kidman defeated Jamie Noble and Frankie Kazarian in 07:33
Matt Hardy defeated Kenny Dykstra in 05:49
Kane defeated Mark Henry in 06:41 in the Road to Unforgiven Tournament
Ric Flair defeated Chavo Guerrero in 06:02
Rey Mysterio defeated MVP in 13:24 in the Road to Unforgiven Tournament
Tommy Dreamer and Sabu defeated Marcus Cor Von and Elijah Burke in 05:55
Finlay defeats Batista in 14:38 in the Road to Unforgiven Tournament
Deuce and Domino defeated The Major Brothers
Paul Burchill with William Regal and David Taylor defeated Psychosis with Super Crazy and Juventud Guerrera
Chris Masters defeated Jimmy Wang Yang
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THE RETURN OF THE DEADMAN
Mark Henry vs The Undertaker
WWE TITLE ON THE LINE
Edge © v Finlay/Kane/Rey Mysterio for the WWE Championship
LAST MAN STANDING
John Cena v Randy Orton © for the WWE Championship
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