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Old 09-18-2007, 07:28 AM   #191 (permalink)
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I’m torn over the opening promo to be honest man. Bischoff was spot on for his role, you captured and portrayed his character very nicely but I wasn’t a fan of RVD’s involvement at all. I feel you could’ve done it a lot better to be honest. The ending felt rushed and I just couldn’t really visualise RVD at all, I know it’s hard to write for RVD as he’s pretty generic on the mic, but still he does have some qualities to portray and I don’t think they shone through here. I have to say that I particularly got a little turned off whenever he said “dudes”. I know it was minimal, but I didn’t like that. The ending came about a little bit too quickly for my liking and I was surprised that Hunter and Kurt didn’t actually get to do anything except snarl. Having said all that, I did enjoy Bischoff’s role in the promo, and the announcement of RVD as the referee is cool and I’ll be interested to see where you go with it.

Helms beats Eugene. Good to see you didn’t make it look like a total squash match with Eugene getting in a little bit of offence. I do however question your positioning of this match on the card, I thought you might’ve put a match with a little more star power as the first match of the night, but I guess you’ve done this a lot lately, opening with nothing matches. I’ll be interested to see where you go with Helms as it seems you want to give him a bit of a push.

This promo did a great job in putting over Cena’s intensity and just how bad he wants to get back at Michaels. You descriptions of Cena here we excellent.

This was another solid promo to be honest, I enjoyed Charlie and Sheltons interaction with each other as well as their interaction with Eric, whose character you captured suburbly once again. I feel it could’ve done without the Spirit Squad’s involvement, though. I’ll be interested to see where you go with Shelton and Charlie as a feud between them and the SS doesn’t really jump out at me.

Divas. Yawn. Too tired. Didn’t pay a great deal of attention. The Widows Peak is cool though.

Wholy fuck. That woke me up. I think that could well be the best promo I’ve ever seen you write. That was awesome. It really was, I’m not a big fan of Cena but you captured his character brilliantly. He was just about 100%. His intensity shines through. The chair bit was funny as, I could definitely see Maria doing that and you created a very clear visualisation as to Cena’s reaction and body language. The launch of the chair was a nice touch, and definitely expected given the circumstances. This feud keeps heating up. I’ll be interested to see what direction to you take with Cena in coming weeks, because as far as I know, your PPVs aren’t all cross branded, are they?

Solid tag match, good to see you giving it plenty of time too. I thought you might’ve pulled a swerve and had TWGTT pick up the win, but nope. C & M go over after Haas was looking good but the numbers game proved to be too much. I’ll be interested to see where you go with Shelton and Charlie and I don’t think you’re going down the predictable route that everyone seems to be suggesting. Which would be great btw, because Shelton v Charlie at Mania wouldn’t really do it for me.

Oh Bradshaw. <3 He’s wonderful.

Solid promo from Hunter and Bischoff, both guys were in character although it felt a little limited in length and restricted, to be honest. I didn’t like Hunter calling RVD a glorified Spot Monkey either, purely because it’s not something you’d ever really hear on WWE TV. I would’ve liked to have heard Hunter go on a little bit more about why RVD isn’t his most preferred choice for this evenings match. I still think he’s a great choice, btw!

Carlitos Cabana was great. I thought Carlito’s character and your overall portrayal of him at times was a little bit off but for the most part he was right on song. Edge however, was awesome. I was starting to think you’d forgotten about him. This really makes me wonder when the hell he is going to cash in the briefcase, anyway when he does, he better win the title or I’m boycotting this thread……not really but he better win it or I’ll be pissed off!

Motherfucker. That was one long ass main event for a TV match up. Anyway, it was awesome. Kurt was always going to win, I know, but never the less it was an awesome match. This makes up for only having 4 matches on the show but you did have some really long promos so I guess that’s okay. The Angle Slam off the top rope was fitting and it probably bought about the culmination of this feud. The aftermath pretty much guarantees us RVD v Hunter for Mania, which is fresh and already has my attention. Hopefully it has some sort of stipulation.

Overall, another great show mate. A couple of your promos were absolutely brilliant this week. Your spelling and grammar was pretty good, a couple of errors are times but nothing huge. Other than that no other gripes at all. Well done mate.
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Old 09-18-2007, 09:33 AM   #192 (permalink)
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Good opening promo. It really sets the tone for this epic rematch between Angle and Hunter.

Surprised to see Helms and Eugene have the first match on the card, as this looks like a Heat/Velocity type of match. However Helms winning the match is good, and hopefully he recieves a push in this thread.

Intense segment from Cena, even though he didn't say anything. As far as the segment with Hass/Benjamin/Bischoff, great segment as the storyline continues between Hass and Benjamin. Looks like these two will be facing one another come Mania for Shelton's Intercontinental Championship.

Victoria winning was expected, and hopefully Victoria becomes the Women's Champion in this thread soon. Looks like Trish might turn on Ashley though in a few weeks in this thread.

Great promo from Cena and Maria. Cena was in complete character, and I'm sure that Cena and Michaels will meet in the ring, within the next few weeks.

As far as Cade and Murdoch winning, it wouldn't make sense to have Shelton and Hass win the match, as it looks like they are heading into a feud over the Intercontinental Championship. While this is a feud that used to be seen in almost every single BTB, though I've yet to do a feud between Hass and Benjamin, this one is different as it's not about egos, it's about competition and being the Intercontinental Champion.

The JBL video was good, as it did what it was suppose to do, and that give JBL more heat, and give more hype for Flair to return. Even though JBL has a big segment for Flair on Smackdown, I have a feeling that Flair won't be on Smackdown.

Hunter and Bischoff's segment was short but good. Van Dam as the ref is going to be interesting, as I have never read of Van Dam being a ref in any BTB before. Looks like the Main Event is going to be great.

Excellent Cabana segment with Carlito and Edge. Edge's promo was really great, as it came across very real. Edge and Carlito looks to have an alliance, but I have a feeling these two will be feuding sooner or later in this thread.

The Main Event was excellent. Angle and Hunter gave their all in this match and the finish was insane. I must say, this was one of the best title matches on a non-PPV in BTB. Hunter giving Van Dam the pedigree after the match looks to be the beginning of a feud between Hunter and Van Dam.

Overall this was a very good show and the feuds seemed to progress from here. I have a feeling though, the WWE Championship Match at Mania, might become a Fatal 4 Way Match. Looking forward to Smackdown.
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Nice opening promo. Whether it was done on purpose or not, having Bischoff run down the legends but yet have RVD referee the match, puts Van Dam on a level above those guys, if only for a bit. Nice move. Now, Hunter and Van Dam do have a history. I believe H beat him at Unforgiven in 02, but it’s not extensive enough to warrant a major confrontation. The match tonight should be a great one and I’d expect a Mania match to be set up between either Angle and Van Dam or Hunter & RVD.

Not surprised to see Helms pick up the victory, though I am a bit shocked to see that it took so long for him to defeat Eugene. Hopefully, we get the announcement of the MITB (& Helms inclusion) soon enough because Helms vs. Eugene and company has run its course.

Short, sweet, and effective. Solid job building up the anger of Cena. Caught me a little weird at first. You should’ve described the anger of Cena a little better at the end of last week’s show. Meh, no biggie. Feels like something big is gonna happen this week between the two.

You’ve gotten A LOT better - not at capturing characters, but at capturing realistic personalities. “How would Joe A react in situation B?” The Haas-Benjamin dynamic is a fun one, because of the clear competitive nature of both guys AND the fact that there’s no way they’re going to let their pride be threatened by the Spirit Squad, even if they don’t get along with one another. I think we have another Mania match set. Btw, Kenny and Bischoff’s characters were pretty solid too, though Doane is obviously a bit generic since he doesn’t have a outlandish personality.

Victoria > Ashley, so nice move. Not so sure what’s going on with the Women’s Division with Vickie seemingly on the receiving end of a push WHILE the Mickie/Trish/Ashley feud is developing. I’m guessing she’ll get a title match before WrestleMania or we’ll get a tag match between the four women.

Very Undertaker-esque mind games from Shawn Michaels there. The promo from Cena was decent, though it didn’t seem to flow quite right. Cena tossing the chair was perfect though. I kinda hope this feud goes on a bit longer now, before the blow up, since you’ve shown the ability to make it something fresh.

WHOA!! I can’t believe that Haas took the pin here, since I know you mark for him and I assumed that we’d get a tag match between him and Benjamin versus the SS at Mania. I guess you’re going with the IC Title match between the two. Nice job building up your tag division while continuing the tension between Haas and Shelton. Hopefully, Charlie picks up some momentum next week.

Decent promo from JBL. Not as good as the one he cut on SmackDown!, but solid enough. The segment that JBL will be in on SmackDown! Should be something to watch read though. Don’t think USA would let H say Bullshit - definitely not twice. Probably should’ve pointed out that it was censored. As expected, Hunter has a problem with Van Dam refereeing … I think we’ve got a Mania match.

Cheap heat from Carlito in the beginning was well done; got his heel character down to a ‘t’. Couple of grammatical errors/misspelling during Carly’s promo before Edge started talking, but I waded through it with no major problem. Solid promo from Edge. The line about Hunter screwing his way to the top is borderline. No way they let Edge say that unless they were ready to give him a HUGE push, something you seem ready to do. Edge is the most intriguing wrestler of the thread at the moment. He continuously puts down Cena and Edge, so we know he’s coming for the belt shortly enough but which one? Good suspense you have building up here.

Including the introductions from Lilian for this match up (and this match up alone) did a lot to add a sense of importance to this one for the reader. Phenomenal match up. One of the best outside of pay per view - right up there with Wolfy’s Benoit/Angle pre-Mania. Not a lot of big spots throughout, just solid work, unril the very end where it took a more ‘Sports-entertainment”-esque type of feel i.e. Hunter and Van Dam confrontation and the Spinebuster through the table. Surprised the match only went 20 minutes, seemed like quite a bit longer. Anywho, Angle’s decisive victory over Hunter helped Kurt more than it hurt H, especially since he pedigreed Van Dam afterward - effectively giving us two Mania matches.

Good show. Did a nice job in pushing Mania and hyping up the title match. Was a reset show in a lot of ways, with a couple of feuds finishing up, becoming more clearer, etc. but didn’t have a lot of fluff. *Thumbs Up*
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WWE Friday Night SmackDown! Preview February 10th, 2006

This week Friday Night SmackDown! comes to you from Columbus, Georgia with only two weeks before the epic No Way Out.

The Main Event for No Way Out has been decided. Last week, SmackDown! General Manager Theodore Long named The Undertaker as the #1 Contender to Batista's World Heavyweight Championship. The legendary 'Phenom' announced his intentions by Chokeslamming the 'Animal' in the centre of the ring, but it can be sure that the Champion will not be down for long. Tonight, the official contract signing between the two superstars takes place. Will anything be able to stop this combustible situation from exploding?

The naming of The Undertaker as the #1 Contender angered a lot of people, in particular one man named Randy Orton. The 'Legend Killer' has been developing a rage of late, as he seeks another title opportunity, but with this recent announcement, he has promised a "shocking" revelation when we hear from him on Friday.

Perhaps the most hated man in professional wrestling right now, John 'Bradshaw' Layfield continued his disrespectful attitude towards the man he put out at the Royal Rumble, the 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair. On SmackDown! JBL has promised to 'pay tribute' to Flair for his career, but it remains to be seen what kind of tribute this will be, and whether or not Matt Hardy will make his presence felt again to stick up for the legendary Naitch.

We will find out who will take on MNM for the WWE Tag Team Championships also on Friday night, as The Hooligans, The Bluebloods, and The Mexicools compete in a Triple Threat #1 Contender's Match. Which of these young teams will book their spot at No Way Out?

Rey Mysterio will also be in action, as he gets a second shot at the man who pinned him last week, Mr. Kennedy. Mysterio, however, must contend with the distracting presence of the United States Championship Booker T, who has been taunting Rey of late. Will the situation between these men escalate further?

The Cruiserweight Champion Kid Kash will also be in action and has promised an announcement concerning his title defence come No Way Out. Just what challenge does the Notorious K.I.D have up his sleeve?

As well as that, the fighting Irishman Finlay will have to avoid the fury of one Bobby Lashley. The two grapplers fought to a No Contest last week, but it appears as though their issues are far from over. Who will make the next move?

Plus, watch out for the elusive Paul Heyman, who continues to make his presence felt on Friday nights.

They will all be gracing us with their presence in Atlanta. Friday Night SmackDown! at 8/7 central on Friday night. Don't miss it; it's going to be a SmackDown! to remember...
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SmackDown; February 10th; Columbus, Georgia



~ Opening Video

~ Pyro


The crowd is on their feet in Columbus, as we quickly cut across to Michael Cole and Tazz at ringside.

Michael Cole: Hello, everybody, and welcome to Friday Night SmackDown! here in Columbus, Georgia! What an absolutely amazing show we have in store for you tonight!

Tazz: Oh, you ain’t kiddin’, Cole! Tonight we are gonna see the OFFICIAL contract signing for the World Heavyweight Championship at No Way Out, when the Champ Batista and the Challenger The Undertaker face off later tonight.

Michael Cole: And after the actions of The Undertaker last week, when he Chokeslammed Batista right in the centre of the ring, who knows what kind of mood ‘The Animal’ will be in? But that’s not all, ‘cause tonight we will find out which team, out of London and Kendrick, the Mexicools, and Burchill and Regal, will get a shot at MNM and the WWE Tag Team titles at No Way Out.

Tazz: Huge match there, baby! But let’s not forget about the rest. My man, the Cruiserweight Champion Kid Kash is gonna let us know what’s in store for No Way Out with the Cruiserweights.

Michael Cole: And, of course, we will no doubt be hearing from the very elusive Paul Heyman tonight, as he continues his tenure on Friday Nights.

Tazz: Woah, Cole, I think you’re deliberately forgetting the most important thing we’ve got lined up for tonight. Just take a look in the ring at what SmackDown’s own JBL has set up for the ‘Ric Flair Appreciation Night’!

We get a shot of the lower and middle card of SmackDown, comprising of mostly jobbers and heels, all lining the entrance ramp and surrounding the ring. In the ring there is a huge picture of ‘The Nature Boy’ on display.

Michael Cole: (Sarcastically) Oh, how could I forget, Tazz? It seems as though John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield is planning on getting things underway tonight with his insult – I mean his ‘tribute’ to the man he put out of action, Ric Flair.

***Longhorn*** The crowd rises to its feet, initially with a fairly mixed reaction, but it quickly transforms into thunderous heat, as the infamous limousine of the ‘Wrestling God’ John ‘Bradshaw Layfield pulls out alongside the ramp. The driver slowly climbs out and opens the door, revealing a smiling JBL to the fans. Bradshaw is dressed in an all black suit, almost as though he is going to a funeral, with even his hat black. Jillian Hall follows her man, and she is too in a black (though more revealing) outfit.

Some of the more sycophantic superstars on the ramp and surrounding the ring perform the classic “I’m not worthy” bow, trying to get into the good books of the ‘Wrestling God’. JBL and Jillian Hall barely acknowledge them, as they continue smiling and enter the ring. Jillian takes a microphone from Tony Chimel and hands it to her client.


John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: Ladies and gentlemen, this is the moment you have been waiting for all week long, when your very own (Waves hat to crowd) Mister SmackDown! pays tribute to the one and only… ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair… one American Hero showing his respect, and in turn, you can show yours!

Mixed reaction from the crowd.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: As you all no doubt know, I … John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield… grew up in the state of Texas. As hard as it may be to believe, from humble beginnings came the physical specimen standing in the ring before you now. Despite it all, I took what makes this country great and used it, transforming myself into the self-made millionaire that you… have all come… to love.

Heat from the crowd, whilst JBL is handed a notepad by Jillian.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: Let’s see now, when I was young, I would watch wrestling, and I would watch a man named… Ric Flair. I saw him win his first World Championship in the NWA, and I saw him lose it again. All of the matches you fans talk about day in and day out, night after night, claiming to be the GREATEST of all time; well, I saw them first. I saw Ric Flair take the title from Ricky Steamboat … and I saw him LOSE the title to Ricky Steamboat. I saw him defeat Sting for the Championship … and I saw him LOSE to Sting in –

JBL is cut off by an “Asshole” chant, and he looks up angrily from his notepad.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: Is this how you people show your respects to a legend like Ric Flair? Dammit to HELL, Georgia, this is why this state is gonna go to those Democratic dogs, ‘cause you people have no respect for ANYTHING!!!

More boos, whilst JBL composes himself.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: As I was saying (Flicking through notepad), I saw Ric Flair win each and every one of his sixteen World titles; I was a fan, a fan proud to be in the arena on those special nights. But y’see, with Ric Flair, there’s always a downside … plain and simple, no matter how great it felt to watch him win the gold … you always knew … deep down … that it was only a matter of time before … he choked.

JBL shakes his head sadly, whilst the fans boo.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: What makes a true champion? Guts? Ability? Charisma? No, no, what makes a true champion is the ability to hold … onto … the damn belt! Ric Flair LOST in BIG matches sixteen times. He choked sixteen times. He failed sixteen times. He failed (Points to crowd) all of YOU … sixteen times. But me … I held the gold for ten long … AND WONDERFUL … months … and you know it, I know it, and Ric Flair knows it … it’s only a matter of time before JBL is on top of the mountain again.

Heat, as JBL calmly folds his notes away.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: That’s enough about me though, (Smirking)I think it’s about time we took a look at just what it WAS … that made the ‘Nature Boy’ so damn special. (Looks out of the ring) Orlando?

Amongst the wrestlers surrounding the ring, Orlando Jordan steps forward. He is dressed much more smartly then the others, in a shirt and tie, and is carrying a small bag. He climbs into the ring and hands it to JBL with a grin.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: When we think of Ric Flair, we think of … class … style … women … wealth … we think of all those things that made him stick in our memories. Things (Reaches into bag) like this.

JBL pulls out a ‘Nature Boy’ robe. It is flashy and decorative, with fur and gold as always, as JBL hands it to Jillian, who displays it accordingly.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: RIC FLAIR’S ROBE!!! Now, you’re all probably wondering how in the hell I managed to get my hands on one of these babies. I’d forgive you for thinking that I bought one in an auction for $10,000 or somethin’ crazy like that. But … actually … there’s a bunch of ‘em in the back just lyin’ about. Not a very smart thing to do with something so valuable, that’s what I thought. But a good historian … he always does his research.

JBL looks around, grinning.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: I remember it too. Every day, Ric Flair would waltz down to the ring in one of these things, every day Ric Flair would tell us that each and EVERY one cost him NO LESS than $10,000. Of course we bought it, it was Ric Flair, the sixty-minute man. But the truth is … he was lyin’.

More heat.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: I got this thing (Indicates robe) valued by an expert and he told me … that it was worth NO MORE than $30. I know, who would have thought it, after all these years, that the truth … the truth is … that Ric Flair … is cheap.

Massive boos for Bradshaw, who shakes his head mockingly.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: What’s next, Ric? Are we gonna find out that your Rolexes (holds up his wrist) were from a 50 cents games machine? Or that those limousines you rode in were stolen? I, on the other hand, DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT have to lie about what I own. I can buy these fancy coats for $50,000 if I want … but let’s face it, I have a little thing called taste. I wear expensive suits, I wear gold watches, I ride in fancy cars, and OWN my own private jet. I am the real deal … THE WRESTLING GAWD OF PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING, AND RIC FLAIR … is a fraud…

The Georgia crowd is trying to boo JBL out of the building, but the ‘Wrestling God’ seems to be coping quite well, whilst Jillian Hall and Orlando Jordan look on.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: Since you came back to the WWE, Ric … from the DUMP named WCW … all you have done is sit behind Triple H and tell him that he looks good. You told everyone that he was the greatest of all time. I … I thought was you, Naitch? You should listen more to all of those losers on the Internet who kiss your ass every night … ‘cause then you might start to believe the DAMN HYPE!!!

“You Suck” chants can be heard.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: John … ‘Bradshaw’ … Layfield … DOES … NOT … NEED the hype. I don’t need it ‘cause you can still smell the smoke on my damn body from where I faced the fire … JUST LIKE YOU … but I walked right through it with my head held high. YOU are an example of a true American failure, and I am an example of everything that goes into a TRUE AMER … ICAN HERO!!!

JBL holds his hands up high, eyes closed, to huge boos.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: It’s sad that what should have been a TRIBUTE to ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair has become the exposing of him as the true fraud THAT … HE … IS!!! Orlando (turns to Jordan) take this piece of garbage out!

JBL points to the ‘Nature Boy’ robe, and Orlando takes it from Jillian. The former Chief Of Staff (now ally of JBL) proceeds to tear at the rope with his hands, whilst JBL and Jillian Hall applaud.

Jordan hurls the rag to the mat and JBL comes off the ropes, dropping the elbow over it in a complete mockery of Ric Flair. He drops the elbow over and over again … until MATT HARDY SUDDENLY COMES SPRINTING DOWN THE RAMP!!!

Hardy slides into the ring and JBL shoves Orlando towards him, enabling Matt to level the former U.S Champion with a huge Clothesline. Bradshaw and Jillian quickly escape to the outside with their tails between their legs, as Orlando stumbles back up to his feet. Hardy kicks him in the gut and points threateningly at JBL … BEFORE NAILING JORDAN WITH THE TWIST OF FATE!!!

The crowd gives a thunderous ovation to Hardy, who glares down at Orlando Jordan, before walking over to the ropes and leaning over them threateningly, inviting JBL to come inside. The ‘Wrestling God’ seethes at the top of the ramp, staring a hole right through the youngster.


COMMERCIAL BREAK


We return to Michael Cole and Tazz at ringside.

Michael Cole: Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen, and what an explosive start to the show before the break. JBL doing his utmost to humiliate the legacy of the legendary Ric Flair … but Matt Hardy had seen enough.

Tazz: I dunno, I guess Matt must have thought that JBL was being disrespectful or something? These two guys have been at each other’s throats for months now, and this business with Naitch has really kicked it off.

***London Calling*** Perhaps the most exciting team in the WWE currently, Paul London and Brian Kendrick rush down to the ring to a nice pop, going through their usual back flip routine, looking pumped at their big opportunity.

***St. George’s March*** The rough and tough duo of William Regal and Paul Burchill stride down the ramp next, clad in their long robes and rubbing their knuckles in anticipation. The crowd give heat to the pair.

***Mexicool*** A nice pop from the crowd, as the unusual team of Super Crazy and Psicosis come down the ramp on their Juan Deeres. The Mexicools park at ringside, before heading into the ring and eyeing up the competition.


Michael Cole: Well, what an opportunity for all three of these teams here tonight. The chance to go to No Way Out and get a shot at the WWE Tag Team titles currently held by MNM.

Tazz: We’ve got two of the most exciting teams in the WWE in The Hooligans and the Mexicools, and we’ve got the ground and pound guys Regal and Burchill. What a way to kick off.

Match #1; Triple Threat Tag Match; The Hooligans vs. The Bluebloods vs. The Mexicools
Winners Receive WWE Tag Team Title Match at No Way Out

A hell of a match to kick things off with tonight, with all three of these excellent teams looking to be the ones to face MNM at No Way Out. In the opening exchanges it is the heel team of Regal and Burchill who suffer from the double team, as The Hooligans knock Regal over the top rope with a Clothesline and the Mexicools do the same to Burchill. It eventually boils down when Paul London misses the Plancha on Burchill over the top rope and gets isolated by the Englishmen. Regal has the rear chin lock applied, until London fights up to his feet and shoots off to the ropes, where Super Crazy makes a blind tag. London flies back and walks right into an EXPLODER SUPLEX from Regal. Regal turns around and gets levelled by a MISSILE DROPKICK from Super Crazy. 1 … 2 … NO! Crazy backs Regal into the ropes and shoots him across the ring. Regal ducks the Clothesline and grabs the plucky Mexican in a Half-Nelson, looking for a Suplex, but Crazy rolls through. 1 … 2 … NO! Crazy leaps back up and goes for a Spinning Heel Kick, but Regal ducks and the Mexican crashes and burns. Brian Kendrick tags himself in off Crazy, as Regal tags in Paul Burchill. Kendrick goes for a Clothesline, but Burchill catches him and throws him over with a GERMAN SUPLEX … but Kendrick lands on his feet! Burchill turns and Kendrick grabs him, going for SLICED BREAD #2 … but Burchill shoves him away into the ropes, where Psicosis tags in. The Mexican nails Burchill with a Spinning Heel Kick, before knocking Regal off the apron with a standing dropkick. Psicosis scoops Burchill up, but the Englishman slides down and rolls Psicosis up from behind. 1 … 2 … NO! Paul London tags Burchill through the ropes and drags him out of the ring. Before Psicosis can get back up to his feet, London runs in and connects with the STANDING SHOOTING STAR PRESS! Kendrick blocks Crazy, as London hooks the leg. 1 … 2 … 3!!!
Winners: The Hooligans @ 11:08


The crowd explodes for the young team, as Paul London wearily has his hand raised into the air by the referee. Brian Kendrick slides into the ring to embrace his partner, as the Mexicools and the Bluebloods slink away, disappointed.

JOHNNY NITRO SLUGS LONDON FROM BEHIND!!! London falls to the mat, as Kendrick turns towards him AND GETS NAILED BY JOEY MERCURY!!! The crowd showers the WWE Tag Team Champions in heat, as they pose in the ring, clad in their jeans but without shirts. Melina is nearby holding the two tag title belts and screaming away.

Mercury drags Kendrick back up to his feet and holds him up in position BEFORE NITRO CONNECTS WITH THE SNAPSHOT!!! The young Kendrick is completely out of it now, as Mercury gets right in his face. Nitro rolls to the outside and grabs the mats surrounding the ring, peeling them back and exposing the concrete to gasps from the crowd.

Mercury throws London out of the ring, as Nitro finishes exposing the concrete floor. Ignoring the crowd and the referee, Mercury hoists London up in position over the bare floor AND NITRO NAILS THE SNAPSHOT TO LONDON ON THE HARD CONCRETE FLOOR!!!

The crowd “OOOOOOS” loudly at London’s fate, and begin booing the tag champions loudly. A host of referees sprint down the aisle to check on The Hooligans, especially London. Melina hands Mercury and Nitro their tag belts, and they pose with them, having successfully sent a message to their new challengers.

We cut to the backstage area, where a very concerned looking General Manager Theodore Long is marching along, until he gets grabbed by … JBL!!!


John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: Dammit, Teddy! What in the hell is going on here?!!! Keep your little snot nosed PUNKS like Matt Hardy under control will ya? He just RUINED my tribute to Ric Flair –

Theodore Long: JBL, I don’t have time for ya right now, playa. In case you weren’t payin’ attention, our … our tag team champions just assaulted Paul London and Brian Kendrick. Now -

JBL cuts him off, as a breathless Jillian Hall enters the shot, glancing over her shoulder nervously.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: Teddy, Teddy … Theodore Long, nobody CARES about Paul London and Brian Kendrick, they SHOULD care about the way I – ME – THE WRESTLING GAWD … is being treated on this show. I try to pay my respects and Matt –

Theodore Long: JBL, I’m gonna stop ya right there, playa. From what I saw that WAS NOT a tribute to the Naitcha’ Boy, so I got no problem with what Matt Hardy did. But I’ll tell you what. You want Matt Hardy so bad?

JBL slaps his hat against Long.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: You are DAMN RIGHT … you’re damn right I want Matt Hardy!!!

Theodore Long: Good, ‘Cause in nine days, you will go one … on … one with Matt Hardy at No … Way … Out. Ya feelin’ dat?

The crowd pops in the background. Bradshaw’s jaw tightens slightly, but he nods.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: (Whispering) Theodore Long … at No Way Out … I will do to Matt Hardy EXACTLY what I did … to Ric Flair … understand?

Long frowns.

Theodore Long: I’m glad you’re feelin’ confident, JBL. Now as for what just happened in that ring, I’m gonna let Matt Hardy and Orlando Jordan settle their differences later tonight. Now if you ‘scuse me?

Teddy Long gives JBL a final look before walking away quickly, clearly on his way to deal with MNM. JBL stares after him for a moment angrily, before gesturing for Jillian to grab his bag and storming towards the parking lot.

COMMERCIAL BREAK


We return from the break with all three members of MNM being escorted from the building by a few security guards. It doesn’t seem as though they are too bothered though, as they continue smiling and patting their WWE Tag Team Championship belts.

We cut to somewhere else backstage, where Kristal is standing by with microphone in hand.


Kristal: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my guest at this time … Mister Kennedy.

Ken Kennedy enters the shot to heat, chewing his gum arrogantly and eyeing up Kristal.

Kristal: Mister Kennedy, last week you defeated Rey Mysterio in one-on-one action, but he made the claim that you cheated. Tonight, the two of you go one-on-one again. What are your thoughts?

Kennedy does his best ‘thoughtful’ face.

Mr. Kennedy: My thoughts? My thoughts, my thoughts, my thoughts … let’s see. I’m wrestling (hand next to his waist) everyone’s favourite little Mexican cousin Rey Mysterio tonight for the SECOND … count it if you can, SECOND time … and I will be defeating him for the SECOND, count it – wait, don’t even try, Kristal.

Kristal looks confused.

Mr. Kennedy: Trust me, trust me, little lady, you’re gonna think about that later and you’re gonna laugh. Enough about you though, ‘cause tonight is the SECOND, count it if you ca – wait I already said that. The second night in my triumphant return, to continue my UN – DEF – EATED run. That’s right … NEVER pinned … NEVER submitted.

Kennedy gets right into the camera.

Mr. Kennedy: So lemme get this straight, I’m supposed to be worried that Rey Mysterio is gonna come runnin’ down the yellow brick road and pin me? You can sing all the songs to Dorothy you want, Rey, and you can whine … and moan … an BITCH … and COMPLAIN … but the fact is … I still beat … your … sorry … little … ass.

KK grabs the microphone from Kristal.

Mr. Kennedy: I know … you know it … and even this bimbo to my (points the wrong way) left knows it … you will lose for the SECOND time to the man who is the new face of Friday Nights … the future of Sport’s Entertainment. You will lose to the one … the ONLY … MMMIIISSSTTTEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRR KKEENNNNEEDDYYY!!!

Kennedy walks away, leaving the frame … but jumps back quickly.

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

KK walks away smirking, leaving Kristal looking rather bemused, as…

We cut back to ringside.


Michael Cole: Mister Kennedy extremely confident ahead of his rematch with Rey Mysterio tonight, but don’t forget, folks, still to come tonight, the OFFICIAL contract signing between Batista and The Undertaker for No Way Out.

Tazz: Oh, man, I’m psyched for that, Cole. But we’ve still got plenty of action left tonight.

***Sicilian Shooter*** Out comes the pint sized Italian American Nunzio to a small pop, looking pumped up for his big match tonight. He heads straight down to the ring.

***Bawitdaba*** Some impressive heat for the Cruiserweight Champion Kid Kash, as he struts out onto the stage with his arms raised, before swaggering down to the ring.


Michael Cole: We’re in for some Cruiserweight action tonight with the Champ Kid Kash in action. Kash was successful last week, and who can forget his performance in the Royal Rumble, where he took it to John Cena.

Tazz: No doubt, Cole. Kash is one tough S.O.B, but so is Nunzio, and he’s lookin’ to stake a claim on a title shot.

Match #2; Non-title; Kid Kash vs. Nunzio
A more competitive contest for the Cruiserweight Champion this week, as he takes on a genuine threat to his title in a former Champ Nunzio. The two put on a good display for the time given, and it is Nunzio who takes control, as he reverses an Irish Whip and sends The Notorious K.I.D into the ropes. Nunzio catches Kash with a drop toe hold, and the Champ smashes his face on the mat. Roll up. 1 … 2 … NO! Nunzio pulls Kash up and tries to throw him into the corner, but Kash throws Nunzio there instead. Kash charges but gets a boot to the face. Nunzio quickly jumps to the top rope and leaps off, connecting with a FRONT MISSILE DROPKICK. 1 … 2 … NO! Frustrated, Nunzio drags Kash over to the corner and signals that it’s over. Nunzio heads to the top and goes for the SICILIAN SLICE … but Kash moves. Nunzio crashes and burns, and Kash connects with the DOUBLE JUMP MOONSAULT! 1 … 2 … NO! Kash doesn’t quite get it and drags Nunzio up, hooking his arm for the DEAD LEVEL … but Nunzio counters with an ARMBAR into a cover. 1 … 2 … NO! Nunzio pulls Kash back up and sends him off the ropes with an Irish Whip. Nunzio lowers his head a split second too early, and Kash shoves the head between his legs, nailing the MONEY MAKER PILEDRIVER! 1 … 2 … 3!!!
Winner: Kid Kash @ 07:31


Kash rolls away quickly with a smirk on his face having just won the match out of nowhere. K.I.D grabs his title belt from the timekeeper at ringside, as well as snatching a microphone from poor Tony Chimel.

Kid Kash: (Breathing heavily) What … you all just saw, was another victory for the most dominant Cruiserweight Champion in the history of the W … W … E. I’ve beaten the best ‘cause I am the BEST in the world. That’s why this little message right now is for all of you Cruiserweights sittin’ all alone in the back. If any of ya want a shot at this (Pats title belt) baby right here, then just bring your sorry asses to No … Way … Out. It’s simple; I don’t care how many of ya show up, ‘cause it don’t male a difference, I will still put you down. You want a shot? It’s yours. ANY CRUISERWEIGHT! And when I win this Open Invitational … I will PROVE once and for all why Kid Kash IS THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME!!!

Kash throws the mic back at Tony Chimel, before holding up his title belt high to boos from the fans. He laughs and heads back up the ramp.

Michael Cole: Wow, Kid Kash has really laid down the challenge to the Cruiserweight division tonight. Another match for No Way Out has been made then, with the Open Invitational for a shot at the gold.

Tazz: Kash might be the best Cruiserweight in the world today, but he might have underestimated the other guys. He can beat ‘em one-on-one, but can he beat ‘em all at once?

Michael Cole: Well, that remains to be seen. Already made for No Way Out, Batista defends the World Heavyweight Championship against The Undertaker and we’ve got the contract signing tonight.

Tazz: Cole, Batista’s had the most impressive title reign in a decade, but I – I just don’t think he’s ever faced anyone like the ‘Deadman’.

Michael Cole: Let’s take a look at these two dominant superstars.

Short video package on some of Batista’s victories over the past year, including his series with Triple H, as well as his battles with JBL and Eddie Guerrero. The video closes with a shot of Batista and The Undertaker face to face from last week, with Undertaker planting ‘The Animal’ with a Chokeslam.

After the video, we cut to a shot of Randy Orton, dressed to the nines in a suit, walking down a corridor, making his way to the ring.

Michael Cole: The Batista, Undertaker contract signing is later on tonight but coming up next, we will be hearing from the man who feels that he should very well be the Number One Contender. Randy Orton will be addressing us live. NEXT!

COMMERCIAL BREAK


Clips of the Orton-Batista-Undertaker World Heavyweight Championship match from the Royal Rumble play, where Orton dominated, putting Batista through the announce table, and nailing both men with a Steel Chair. In the end though, Orton is pinned by Batista, leading to the ‘Legend Killer’s’ outburst last week, when he was not named #1 Contender.

***Burn In My Light*** Heat fills the arena, as the ‘Legend Killer’ Randy Orton steps onto the stage, a blank expression on his face. He does not even bother with his pyro, and instead just strolls down to the ring. In his hand in a piece of paper of some sort, but it is not clear what.


Michael Cole: Last week we saw Randy Orton plead with General Manager Theodore Long for a shot at Batista’s World title at No Way Out. But when Long named The Undertaker as the challenger, Orton could only be described as furious.

Tazz: Orton is not a happy man, Cole.

Orton climbs into the ring and grabs a microphone from ringside. He stares around blankly, waiting for both his music and the crowd to quieten down before speaking.

Randy Orton: I regret … I regret that it had to come to this. Last week I gave Teddy Long the opportunity … I gave him the HONOUR of naming me … the one true third generation superstar … as the Number One Contender. But … he didn’t.

Pop from the fans, whilst Orton ignores them.

Randy Orton: Instead of doing the right thing and giving ME the one-on-one match with Batista that I truly deserve … Teddy Long decided to name (Spits out the word) The Undertaker … he named The Undertaker instead of me.

More ironic cheers from the crowd.

Randy Orton: I don’t need … I don’t need to remind any one of you what I spent the last year doing. I spent the last year beating and bloodying and destroying The Undertaker week in … and week out. But Teddy Long … in his … ‘wisdom’ decides to give that man MY spot – MY SPOT and a shot at the World … Heavyweight … Championship…

More cheers at Orton’s situation, but he holds up the piece of paper confidently.

Randy Orton: Like I said … I regret that it’s come to this, but what I hold in my hand right now is a contract … a contract signed, sealed and delivered by one Eric Bischoff, the General Manager of Monday … Night … Raw. This contract in my hand GUARANTEES me a spot on Raw whenever the HELL I want. It could be at Survivor Series … it could be after Wrestlemania … or it could even be … RIGHT … NOW!

Orton makes as though to leave the ring, but grins and comes back in.

Randy Orton: Y’see, I received a phone call from Eric Bischoff last week, after I was SCREWED out of my Number One Contender spot. Eric reminded me of where it all began for this ‘Legend Killer’ … he reminded where I won my FIRST EVER gold when I became the Intercontinental Champion, a title I held for seven … long … months. He also reminded me, (Smirking)as if anyone needs reminding, where I became the YOUNGEST World Heavyweight Champion in HISTORY! It all happened on Monday Night Raw.

Heat from the crowd.

Randy Orton: But since I’ve been here on Friday Night SmackDown! all I’ve been given is match … after match … after DAMN MATCH … with The Undertaker. You can count all my title shots on one hand … but that’s all gonna change RIGHT NOW!

Heat.

Randy Orton: In my (Air quote) OFFICIAL SmackDown! contract it states that I must fulfil my schedule, even after giving notice that I’ll be leaving soon. But here’s the thing … I don’t KNOW if I’m gonna be leaving this place yet. Teddy Long has one last chance to prove just how badly he wants to keep the ‘Legend Killer’ on Friday Nights, one last chance to prove to the world that he wants to keep SmackDown! as the ‘A’ show. ‘Cause, Teddy, without me … this place is NOTHING!

Boos, and a slights “Asshole” chant.

Randy Orton: I’m giving you (Rubs his chin) nine days. I’m gonna give you tonight and all of next week to think this offer over, Teddy. ‘Cause y’see, I will be at No Way Out, but I sure as hell won’t be competing. As a matter of fact, just so there’s no mistakes, Teddy, don’t even THINK about booking me in a match until you give me the answer I want to hear, ‘cause … right now … Randy Orton doesn’t work for ANYONE! But like I said, I will be at No Way Out in nine days time … I will be standing in the squared circle just like I am right now … I will be holding this contract for a spot on Monday Night Raw in one hand … and my SmackDown! contract in the other.

Orton stares up the ramp.

Randy Orton: Which contract … which contract I tear into PIECES is up to you, Teddy, ‘cause I deserve NOTHING less than to be the Number One superstar on ANY show I step foot on, and that, Teddy … that’s not arrogance … it’s my DESTINY!

Orton leans over the ropes and glares coldly up ahead.

Randy Orton: Teddy … I’ll see ya at No Way Out.

Orton’s music hits once again, as the arrogant ‘Legend Killer’ drops the microphone and glares around him at the booing fans. A small smirk appears on his usually calm face, having made on hell of a statement right here in the WWE.

Michael Cole: Oh my! What a statement from the ‘Legend Killer’ Randy Orton. I – can’t believe he’s trying to hold SmackDown! to ransom. If Teddy Long doesn’t meet his demands, he’ll jump to Raw.

Tazz: I just hope Teddy does the right thing and gives Randy whatever the hell he wants, ‘cause there’s no way I wanna lose this guy.

COMMERCIAL BREAK


Upon returning from the commercial break we head backstage to where Steve Romero is standing by with microphone in hand.

Steve Romero: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my guest at this time … Bobby Lashley.

Bobby Lashley enters the frame to a good pop from the fans. Lashley is wearing a ‘Dominator’ vest over his tights and looks none too pleased.

Steve Romero: Bobby, last week you expressed your disappointment at not being considered for the Number One Contender spot, and then proceeded to brawl to the back with the debuting Finlay. Can you explain your thoughts right now?

Romero holds the mic up and Lashley looks as though he is about to speak … when a hand suddenly snatches the mic away and shoves Romero aside. It’s PAUL HEYMAN!!! Paul E. smiles at Lashley.

Paul Heyman: Let me rephrase that question for you, Mister Lashley. Two weeks ago … the Royal Rumble … YOUR debut in the Royal Rumble … your chance to shine and book your spot in the Main Event of Wrestlemania with the lights on bright … your chance to make a name for yourself RIGHT HERE … in the WWE.

Lashley shows no emotion yet.

Paul Heyman: You came into that match … AND DOMINATED … just like an athlete of description should, tossing out superstars left and right. But then … then it all went wrong when a certain individual entered the match … ILLEGALLY I MIGHT ADD … and proceeded to eliminate you. Why? It’s not because he is better than you. It’s because he SURPRISED you. He caught you off guard.

Blinking slowly, Lashley looks on.

Paul Heyman: So, what do you do with an illegal entrant? You punish him. Did our General Manager punish him? No, he made him the Number One Contender to the World Heavyweight Championship … YOUR World Heavyweight Championship might I add, Mister Lashley. That doesn’t seem quite right to me at all.

Bobby Lashley: What’s your point?

Heyman grins and looks around.

Paul Heyman: You do know who I’m talking about don’t you?

Lashley nods slowly.

Paul Heyman: THE UNDERTAKER!!! The man is a fraud! He’s a washed up has been, Mister Lashley, who is keeping young, dominant athletes like yourself back, all so he can have another shot at a title that he can’t quite … seem … to hang on to. Something has to be done, don’t you agree?

No response from the ‘Real Deal’.

Paul Heyman: (Reaching into his pocket) My card, Mister Lashley, my card. You’ve seen, you know what I can do for the career of a young, hungry superstar like yourself (puts card in Lashley’s hand) and you know the results that will come. If you want to get some where in the business, Mister Lashley … MAKE … AN … IMPACT!!!

Lashley looks at the card for a moment, but quickly screws it up and drops it on the ground to a pop from the crowd.

Bobby Lashley: (Angrily) No thanks.

Lashley turns and storms away, leaving Paul E. looking rather flustered.

Paul Heyman: (Shouting after him) YOU HAVE TO MAKE AN IMPACT!!!

Heyman picks up his crumbled card and mouths “Dammit” as…

We cut back to ringside.


Michael Cole: Well, I don’t know what Paul Heyman is up to here on SmackDown! but it isn’t good, and I’m glad that young Lashley isn’t buying into it.

Tazz: Yeah, everyone knows what I think of Heyman, but I dunno why he keeps tryin’ to bring up ‘Taker all the time to Lashley. Bobby’s pissed off with the ‘Deadman’ enough.

***Live For The Moment*** A great pop for the popular Matt Hardy, who makes his second appearance of the night. Hardy bounds down the ramp, throwing up a quick V-1 to the fans, before sliding into the ring.

***Act How I Want To*** Some moderate heat, as Orlando Jordan walks out, looking pissed and holding his jaw, clearly still feeling the effects on the Twist Of Fate he took earlier. He wastes no time in heading down to the ring.


Michael Cole: Teddy Long made this match earlier tonight after Matt Hardy interrupted JBL’s Ric Flair ‘tribute’ and gave Jordan the Twist Of Fate. More importantly though, Hardy will go one-on-one with JBL at No Way Out.

Tazz: Matt was a little, uh, rough when he interrupted earlier, but he’s gonna get his hands on JBL in nine days. He better worry about Orlando right now though.

Match #3: Matt Hardy vs. Orlando Jordan
A good back and forth match up between the hardest worker in the WWE in Matt Hardy, and a very solid worker in Orlando Jordan. Orlando gets the earlier advantage when he side steps and shoulder charge from Hardy, and the former Tag Team Champion collides shoulder first with the Steel ring post. Orlando goes to work on the arm, even applying the armbar on the mat, though Hardy refuses to submit. Jordan lifts Matt up and folds his arm behind his back, going for a Back Suplex, but Hardy counters into a CROSSBODY. 1 … 2 … NO! Stunned, Orlando brings Hardy back up and goes for the Irish Whip. Matt reverses it and sends Jordan off the ropes, before connecting with a fist to the gut. Orlando doubles over and Hardy heads behind him, nailing a SIDE RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP. 1 … 2 … NO! Hardy rakes his hair and climbs to the second turnbuckle, as Jordan clambers back up, before Matt leaps off with a DOWNFALL AXE HANDLE across the back of Orlando’s neck. 1 … 2 … NO! Hardy drags Jordan up and sets him up for the TWIST OF FATE … but Orlando rolls through and connects with the ORLANDO MAGIC!!! 1 … 2 … NO! Hardy gets a shoulder up at the last moment, and Jordan berates the referee wildly. Orlando pulls Hardy back up and drills him with a left jab, before continuing with some more jabs, going for the ORLANDO SHUFFLE … but Hardy ducks and connects with a SIDE EFFECT! 1 … 2 … NO! Matt pulls Orlando back up and goes for the TWIST OF FATE again, but once again Jordan rolls through and shoves Hardy into the ropes, getting him with a VICTORY ROLL. 1 … 2 … NO! Hardy rolls through. 1 … 2 … NO! Orlando rolls through. 1 … 2 … NO! Hardy backwards rolls out of it, as Jordan springs up, and Matt nails him with a TWIST OF FATE out of nowhere!!! 1 … 2 … 3!!!
Winner: Matt Hardy @ 09:53


The crowd explodes for Hardy’s victory, as he continues his impressive run of late. Orlando rolls out of the ring, disgruntled and holding his head, having taken his second Twist Of Fate of the evening. Hardy plays to the crowd energetically.

COMMERCIAL BREAK


When we return from the break, we head backstage and into a locker room where William Regal and Paul Burchill are both sat looking rather annoyed and dejected.

William Regal: Can you believe this? Can you bloody believe this, Paul? First that – that OAF of a General Manager Theodore Long makes you and I wrestle each other for a Royal Rumble spot, and then when I get there, that filthy little toe rag Charlie Haas throws me out. And now … now we’re not even going to get the shot at the WWE Tag Team titles that we deserve because of those … those HOOLIGANS!!! RIDICULOUS!!!

Paul Burchill: Yep.

Regal shakes his fist angrily.

William Regal: I’ve half a mind to go into Theodore Long’s office RIGHT NOW and demand that you and I get the title shot at No Way Out. We were completely dominating that match, and not one of us was pinned. It was those bloody Mexicans who lost, not u…

Regal gets cut off, as we hear some laughing and joking in Spanish, and Super Crazy and Psicosis enter the locker room to a nice pop. Regal and Burchill stand up quickly.

William Regal: What the flaming hell do you two want? I know you might do things a bit differently in jolly old Mexico, but here in Engla… I mean here in America, you don’t enter a locker room when someone else is in there!!! Understand?

Crazy and Psicosis look at one another, perturbed.

Super Crazy: Si, Mistahhh Regal (Glances towards Psicosis) Puede creer usted a estos tipos ingleses?

Psicosis laughs, and both Regal and Burchill look furious.

William Regal: What the blooming hell did you just say? SPEAK … ENGLISH … please!!! If it was not for the two of you, then Paul Burchill and myself would be going to No Way Out to compete for the WWE Tag Team Championships, so at least have the common courtesy to speak … the … same … language as us!!!

The Mexicools nod slowly and go to move past the Englishmen towards their bags. They get past Regal, but Burchill stands in their way.

William Regal: Oh, wait … (Sarcastically) please, how do you say, hombre? If you are both so happy now, laughing and joking even though you just got PINNED tonight, how about you meet us for a little tag team action in nine nights time at No Way Out? You see, because of the two of you, Paul and myself are free on that night, and we would like nothing better than to teach you two … (Smirks) ‘Lucho libres’ the art of wrestling. What do you say to that, gentlemen?

Super Crazy: (Without even looking at Psicosis) Usted está en! You’re on!!!

Regal and Burchill both smile sinisterly, with Burchill rubbing his knuckles threateningly.

William Regal: Splendid. No Way Out it is then. Paul (Motions to the door and Burchill) I think it’s time we left. (To Mexicools) Gentlemen, if you’ll excuse us?

Regal and Burchill grab their bags and leave, with Burchill brushing roughly past Psicosis on the way out. The Mexicools look at one another and shrug.

Psicosis: Acerca de qué fue que todo?

Super Crazy: (Shakes head) Ninguna idea.

The crowd can be heard chuckling in the background too, as the Mexicools make their exit, and we…

Cut back to ringside.


Michael Cole: Well, it seems we have another match lined up for No Way Out. William Regal and Paul Burchill will face the Mexicools in tag team action. I’m not sure if the Mexicools know that though.

Tazz: You could be right there, Cole, but I think they know what they agreed to.

***How Do You Like Me Now?*** The music of Hardcore Holly is just fading in the background, with the grizzled veteran already waiting in the ring for his opponent.

***Lambleg*** Heat from the crowd as the fighting Irishman Finlay strolls out down the ramp, his shillelagh in hand. He climbs into the ring and places the weapon in the corner, before getting ready.


Michael Cole: Finlay is certainly making a name for himself here on Friday Nights. First he takes on Lashley in his first ever match last week, and now he’s chosen a rough and tough veteran like Hardcore Holly for his second match.

Tazz: Finlay loves to fight, Cole, so he’s just choosing guys who are pretty good at it too.

Match #4: Finlay vs. Hardcore Holly
Another decent match up for the evening, but one designed for Finlay. Not a squash match, seeing as though both men are equally built. Holly takes the upper hand by sending Finlay into the corner with an Irish Whip, but Finlay catches him on the way in with a boot to the face. Finlay nails a SIDE RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP. 1 … 2 … NO! Finlay goes to work on the legs of Holly, after wrapping them around the ring post, finally applying the CELTIC KNOT in the centre of the ring, almost making the veteran tap out. Holly finally makes it to the ropes, and Finlay breaks the hold. The Irishman nails a RUNNING SEATED SENTON over Holly’s legs. 1 … 2 … NO! Finlay pulls Holly up and drills him with a European Uppercut, before sending him off the ropes. Finlay lowers his head to early, allowing Holly to grab him and lift him up for the ALABAMA SLAM … but Finlay slides off the shoulders and lifts Holly up on his, planting him with a CELTIC CROSS!!! 1 … 2 … 3!!!
Winner: Finlay @ 05:41


The crowd boos, as Finlay grins and heads over to the far corner where his shillelagh is sitting. Finlay grabs the weapon and shoves the referee aside, before heading over towards Hardcore Holly. The Irishman is right behind Holly, who barely back up to his feet, and is just about to clobber him…

***Unstoppable*** The crowd pops loudly, though some give a mixed reaction, as Bobby Lashley sprints down the ramp with a furious expression on his face. Lashley slides into the ring, and Finlay smartly climbs out, avoiding any confrontation and getting heat. Finlay backs off up the ramp, whilst Lashley stands tall in the ring, the two tough superstars staring a hole through each other.


Michael Cole: It’s clear that this business between Finlay and Bobby Lashley is far from over, or at least Lashley thinks so.

Tazz: These two tough bastards want another shot at one another, and I can’t say I blame them.

We cut to a shot of the U.S Champion Booker T and his wife Sharmell walking down a corridor, making their way to the ring.

Michael Cole: Well, I thought Rey Mysterio and Mister Kennedy were up next, but it seems as though our United States Champion is on his way down to the ring. We’ll be hearing from him NEXT!!!

COMMERCIAL BREAK


Raw Rebound
Shawn Michaels continues the mind games with the Royal Rumble winner John Cena. Triple H gets his final shot at Kurt Angle’s WWE Championship with Rob Van Dam as the Special Referee. Angle retains, but Van Dam feels Triple H’s wrath after the match with a brutal Pedigree.


***Can You Dig It, Sucka?*** The crowd comes to its feet with an initial pop, before it quickly degenerates into heat for the U.S Champion Booker T, who marches out onto the stage, accompanied by his wife. Booker is looking dapper as usual in his suit, with his title belt thrown over his shoulder.

Michael Cole: I have no idea why Booker T is coming out here, Tazz. He’s been having problems with Rey Mysterio of late, that’s no secret.

Tazz: He’s the United States Champ, Cole; he can go where he wants.

Booker enters the ring, and Sharmell grabs a microphone from ringside for him.

Booker T: I guess ya’ll wonderin’ why ya United States Champion is out here right now huh? Well it’s pretty simple. I’m scoutin’ all of the competition for muh title, and little Rey Rey … he told muh that he wanted a shot at it.

Booker scoffs, and Sharmell shakes her head.

Booker T: Y’see, there’s a problem wit’ ‘dat, Rey Rey. If ya wanna be a Champion, ya gotta win some matches first. But from where I was watchin’ last week, it looked like Mistah Kennedy was pinnin’ ya punk ass shoulders to the mat one … two … THREE!!!

Heat from the crowd.

Booker T: Ya ain’t gonna be a Champion like ‘dat, Rey Rey. Ya ain’t gonna be NOTHIN’ … if ya keep get yo ass dropped like ‘dat! So don’t even think about challengin’ muh for this title, ‘cause ya don’t DESERVE A DAMN THING!!! I told ya at the Royal Rumble when I put yo ass over the top rope, Rey Rey … ya messin’ wit’ the big boys nah. We weigh over two hundred pounds and we don’t jump around the ring in stupid masks. What we do is STOMP ALL OVER YOUR PUNK ASS!!!

Heat.

Booker T: Imma make ‘dis as clear as I can, Rey Rey. Ya don’t BELONG in this division and ya never will. Ya lookin’ at a former tag team champion, a two time Intercontinental Champion, a SIX TIME United States Champion … AND A FIVE TIME, FIVE TIME, FIVE TIME DUBYA’ SEE DUBYA’ CHAMPION!!! What in the hell have you EVA’ … EVA’ done that makes ya think that you deserve a shot at this title right here? NOTHIN’!!! You’re a small ass joke, Rey Rey, and imma let EVERYONE on SmackDown! know that every week until ya stop pretendin’ to be somethin’ ya not!!!

Sharmell: (Smiling broadly) MA MAN!!!

Boos fill the arena, as Booker T holds his belt up high to taunt the fans.

***Booyaka 619*** The crowd explodes with a THUNDEROUS ovation for Rey Mysterio, who burst from the stage in his usual fashion. He heads down to the ring, slapping hands with the fans, until rolling in and standing up to Booker T. The U.S Champion smirks and leaves the ring, joining Michael Cole and Tazz.

***Turn Up The Treble*** Heat, as the one and only Ken Kennedy waltzes down the ramp in his ‘Loud and Proud’ vest, still chewing his gum arrogantly. He enters the ring and motions for Mysterio to take a step back, before his microphone descends from above.


Mr. Kennedy: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and marks the second time in a row that yours truly … the FUTURE of sport’s entertainment has beaten … (Puts on a high-pitched Spanish voice) ‘leetle’ Rey Rey Mysterio (Heat). I weigh in tonight at a SEN … SATIONAL 245 pounds. I wrestle tonight in COLUMBUS, GEORGI-AAAAA (Loud cheap pop). Say it loud … and say it PROUD … MMIISSTTEERRRRRRRRR KKENNNNEEDDDYYYY …

Mr. Kennedy walks over to the corner and climbs the turnbuckle.

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

Kennedy throws the microphone into the air, and takes his vest off, ready for action.

Michael Cole: Mister Kennedy very confident once again here tonight.

Booker T: He should be confident, Michael. Look at who he’s wrestlin’.

Match #5: Rey Mysterio vs. Mr. Kennedy
Following on from last week, these two put on another good match with one another. It’s Rey Mysterio who takes control with his pace though, as he rolls out of the way, as KK charges, causing Kennedy to slam into the turnbuckle chest first. Kennedy turns around in agony, and Rey leaps up for a HURRICANRANA, but KK throws him up, so he lands on the top turnbuckle crotch first. Kennedy pounds away on the back of Mysterio, before climbing the turnbuckle too, and nailing a huge BACK SUPERPLEX! 1 … 2 … NO! Kennedy begins to target the back and abdomen of Mysterio from this point on, even applying the Abdominal Stretch, using the ropes for some extra leverage. The crowd spurs Rey on and he stops his hand from falling down a third time. Mysterio drives some elbows to the gut of Kennedy, before going for the Irish Whip. Rey lowers his head too early and KK nails a SUNSET FLIP. 1 … 2 … NO! Rey backward rolls out of it and bounces off the ropes, connecting with a dropkick right to Kennedy’s face. 1 … 2 … NO! Mysterio waits for Kennedy to get back up and goes for a drop toe hold onto the ropes, but Kennedy slides to the outside. He taunts the booing fans … BUT REY NAILS HIM WITH A BASEBALL SLIDE! Mysterio throws KK back inside the ring and covers. 1 … 2 … NO! Rey pulls Kennedy up and drills him with some right hands, before attempting an Irish Whip, which KK counters. Mysterio comes flying back and Kennedy attempts a Wheelbarrow, but Rey counters into a BULLDOG! 1 … 2 … NO! Kennedy clambers back up to his feet and Mysterio comes off the ropes yet again, connecting with a HEADSCISSORS, throwing Kennedy into the second rope! The crowd pops, as Rey goes for the 619 … and hits it! KK crashes back and lies on the mat, whilst Rey springboards off with DROPPIN’ DA DIME … but Kennedy moves! Mysterio crashes and burns, and KK quickly drags him up, nailing a SPIKE DDT. 1 … 2 … NO! Rey falls back into the corner and Kennedy connects with the RUNNING BOOT! He grins and pulls Rey up to the top rope with him, setting him up in position for the GREEN BAY PLUNGE … but Mysterio counters with a HURRICANRANA from the top! Cover!!! 1 … 2 … NO! Booker T breaks up the cover, lunging into the ring in the nick of time as the ref calls for the bell!!!
Winner: Rey Mysterio via DQ @ 13:08


The crowd boos relentlessly, as Booker T hammers away on the back of Mysterio, dragging him up to his feet. The two men exchange blows, but Kennedy comes up behind Mysterio and drills him with a LOW BLOW! Rey goes down and Booker T quickly leaves the ring. He grabs his U.S title and stands outside the ring with Kennedy, laughing at Mysterio.

Rey gets back up to his feet in the ring, a very angry expression on his face, whilst Booker and KK turn as though to leave. Mysterio races towards the ropes … AND LEAPS OVER WITH A CORKSCREW PLANCHA THAT WIPES OUT BOOKER AND KENNEDY!!! The crowd explodes, as Rey, Booker and Kennedy all lie in a heap, with several referees coming down to check on them.


Michael Cole: Good lord! Booker T just cost Rey Mysterio the match, and so Rey returned the favour by wiping out both the United States Champion AND Ken Kennedy with that incredible move.

Tazz: You ain’t kiddin’, Cole. That was insane!

COMMERCIAL BREAK


When we return from the break, for the second time that evening, Teddy Long is using security guards to try and break up the bickering Booker T, Ken Kennedy, and Rey Mysterio. Eventually, a number of security are able to wrestle Kennedy and Booker down one corridor, and take Mysterio down another. Long breathes a sigh of relief and picks up his contract again, turning around … to see Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff.

Eric Bischoff: Y’know, I only came here tonight to talk to Randy Orton, but this whole evening has proved very exciting. I mean, first Matt Hardy runs amok during Bradshaw’s Ric Flair tribute, then MNM quite literally “take out” their new challengers by putting them in hospital, Kid Kash calls out the entire Cruiserweight division, Bobby Lashley attacks Finlay, and Rey Mysterio gets into a fight with Ken Kennedy and Booker T. I don’t think I left anything out? Oh wait…

Theodore Long: Playa, I don’t appreciate this right now. What can I do for ya?

Eric Bischoff: You didn’t think that Randy Orton was lying when he presented that Raw contract out there tonight did you? I came here tonight to personally hand that contract to him, and to promise him that a superstar of his stature will NEVER be mistreated on Monday Night Raw. But I also came here tonight to let YOU know, Teddy, that I will be at No Way Out in nine days time to personally oversee this … contract signing between you and Randy, ‘cause personally, I think you’re gonna fold.

Teddy shakes his head in exasperation, and glances nervously over his shoulder at the way to the ring.

Eric Bischoff: You might want to flick on Monday Night Raw now and again, Teddy, to see how a REAL show is run. I can’t ever remember being held to ransom and called out by one of my biggest superstars, can you?

Teddy Long doesn’t respond and gives a sigh, before brushing past a smirking Bischoff in an effort to get to the ring.

Back to ringside. The ring is now laid out with the traditional contract signing attire: a red carpet, set up with a table, a couple of leather chairs and three microphones.

***MacMillatant*** As warm a pop as ever, as the fan friendly GM Teddy Long makes his way down to the ring hurriedly, looking rather flustered.


Michael Cole: Well, as Eric Bischoff correctly pointed out before, this has been a particularly chaotic evening for General Manager Teddy Long, and I don’t think it’s going to get any easier.

Tazz: Being the man standing in between The Undertaker and Batista right now? I do not envy Teddy.

Long climbs in the ring and quickly grabs a microphone.

Theodore Long: Now you’re just gonna have to hold on for a few moments, playas, before we get to the contract signing, ‘cause I’ve got some more business to take care of. That business in No Way Out, SmackDown’s very own Pay-per-view, and it’s only nine nights away. All going well tonight, we will see Batista defend the World Heavyweight Championship against The Undertaker. As I said earlier, JBL will go one-on-one with Matt Hardy. I’ve checked with Matt and he’s all for it. Also, Kid Kash made the challenge earlier, and I’m gonna make it official. ANY Cruiserweight who wants a shot at the gold … all have to do is turn up at No Way Out. Ya feelin’ me so far?

The crowd pops in response.

Theodore Long: Movin’ on then, both Finlay and Bobby Lashley have requested another shot at one another, and I’ve decided that that’s exactly what they’re gonna get at No Way Out!

Decent pop.

Theodore Long: Now, from what happened earlier, I’ve decided that if Booker T and Mister Kennedy want a piece of Rey Mysterio so bad, then that’s exactly what they’re gonna get, ‘cause at No Way Out it will be Booker T and Mister Kennedy versus Rey Mysterio and a partner of his choice.

Mysterio gets a great pop.

Theodore Long: The Mexicools will face William Regal and Paul Burchill in a tag team match. As for the WWE Tag Team title match, I had half a mind to strip MNM of their titles for what they did earlier, but I know Paul London and Brian Kendrick, and they’ve wanted to win those belts fair and square for a long time. So … if they’re both back, it will be MNM defending against The Hooligans!!!

Great pop for Hooligans.

Theodore Long: And as for Randy Orton’s challenge to me. He knows that I will be at No Way Out, and he knows that I am hear EACH AND EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT. So if he has a problem with me, he can say to my face, ‘cause I don’t take too kindly to bein’ threatened. Lemme holla at cha’ face to face.

Long regains his composure again.

Theodore Long: All right then, let’s get this thing started. Introducin’ first, he is a former World Tag Team Champion, the 2005 winner of the Royal Rumble, and the current World Heavyweight Champion … he is the ‘Animal’ BATISTA!!!

***I Walk Alone*** The crowd erupts with a huge ovation, as the World Heavyweight Champion Batista steps out onto the stage, dressed in his usual smart ensemble of a suit and shades. He lays down his title belt and sets off his pyro to another thunderous ovation, before heading down to the ring, where he slides in. Batista shakes hands with Teddy Long, before taking his spot on one side of the table, an intense gaze on his face.

Theodore Long: And introducin’ the man who will challenge Batista at No Way Out, he is the four time World Champion, the ‘Deadman’, the Conscience of the WWE, the ‘Phenom’, and the Number One Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship … he is THE UNDERTAKERRRR!!!

***GONG***


The crowd goes completely wild, with probably the loudest ovation of the night. Batista watches the entrance coldly.

***GONG***


The lights go out in the arena, as the crowd is still on their feet for the ‘Phenom’.

***Graveyard Symphony*** The music begins in earnest and The Undertaker appears through the cloud of smoke, making his usual methodical way down to the ring. Batista does not move one inch, never taking his eyes of the challenger. Undertaker comes up the steps slowly and enters the ring. He walks past a nervous looking Teddy Long, not even bothering to remove his hat or trench coat.

The two men glare at each other, the rage of Batista obvious, even through his shades, whilst the whites of Undertaker’s dead eyes cam just be seen from under his hat. Teddy anxiously places the contract on the table, but neither Batista nor The Undertaker take their eyes from each other.


Theodore Long: Batista, playa, seein’ as you’re the Champion, I’ll letcha go first. Is there anythin’ you’d like to say?

Never taking his eyes off the ‘Deadman’, Batista reaches down and picks up a mic.

Batista: Undertaker … Undertaker, there’s no way I’m gonna deny your legacy, there’s no way I’m gonna deny what you’ve achieved in this business. A decade and a half of destruction is not somethin’ to ignore. You’re a legend, one of the GREATEST of all time; you
have my word on THAT!!!

Applause from the fans at the mutual respect.

Batista: But that doesn’t mean I have to RESPECT YOU!!! Last week you changed all that you made your statement … when you made your claim on this right here (Pats World Title belt) and I can understand that. You wanna play dirty, you wanna play rough, and you want this fight to get physical? Well, Deadman, you’re lookin’ at the most dominant WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION THAT THIS COMPANY HAS EVER SEEN!!! For the last year I’ve made it my business to take on Challenger AFTER Challenger … and I’ve made it MY BUSINESS to put all of their asses down!!!

Mixed reaction from the crowd at Batista’s intensity.

Batista: Get this straight, Deadman, you can play all the mid games you want with me … IT DOESN’T MATTER!!! The most dominant superstar in the World in standing in this ring right now … but it ain’t you … it’s the one with the gold over his shoulder. YOU … CANNOT … INTIMIDATE … ME!!! Any time you wanna fight … ANY TIME you want a little preview of No Way Out, I’m gonna be RIGHT HERE … I’m ALWAYS RIGHT HERE … so all you have to do is find me.

Batista is almost foaming at the mouth, whilst Undertaker does not move or blink.

Batista: No more mid games … no more hiding in the shadows! In nine days at No Way Out, it’s gonna be you, and me one-on-one for the first time EVER with the World Heavyweight Championship on the line. I’m the one who’s gonna walk out of Baltimore with the gold around MY waist … ‘cause ya know what, Deadman? I’m not afraid of YOU … I’m not afraid of ya tricks … AND I AM SURE AS HELL NOT AFRAID OF THE DARK!!!

Seething, Batista snatches up a pen and signs the contract in front of him quickly to a huge pop from the fans. The ‘Animal’ shoves the contract and pen across the table towards The Undertaker, who glances down at it slowly. Almost in slow motion, the ‘Phenom’ reaches down, grabs the pen … AND SIGNS THE CONTRACT!!! The crowd explodes, as Undertaker calmly slides the contract back across the table, and Teddy Long breathes a sigh of relief.

Theodore Long: (Happily) It’s official the, playas. At No Way Out, we will see the World Heavyweight Champion Batista put his title on the line against The…

***GONG***

The lights go out completely in the arena, as the crowd goes wild.

***GONG***

***GONG***

***GONG***


The lights come back on … BUT THE UNDERTAKER IS GONE!!! Batista stands in the centre of the ring with a furious expression on his face. He removes his sunglasses coldly, as the sound of rumbling thunder can be heard in the background, and a familiar voice echoes around the arena.


The Undertaker: (Echoing from no particular place) BATTTISSTAAA … at No Way Out … you will face the darkness once AGAINNN … and you will TREMBLEEEEE!!! At No Way Out … the last thing you will see on this earth … WILL BE MEEEE … feasting on you’re rotting soul … and holding the WORRRLLLDDD HEAVVVYYWWEEEIGHHTTT CHHAAMMMPPPIIIOOONSSHIPPP!!!

Batista looks about ready to snap in the ring.

The Undertaker: You sayyy you’re not intimidated … WE’LL SEE!!! At No Way Out, I plan on taking something else that belongs to YOU … YOU’RE SOULLLLLL!!! Batista … at No Way Out … YOU WILL … (Crowd chants along) REST … IN … PEACCCEEEEE!!!

The crowd explodes, as the thunder rumbles around the arena, and Teddy Long looks rather nervous in the ring. Only one man seems unfazed: the World Heavyweight Champion Batista stands silently in the ring, a look of focus on his face, as we fade out.

END OF SHOW


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Current Card for WWE No Way Out:
Date: February 19th, 2006
Location: 1st Mariner Arena; Baltimore, Maryland
Event Music: Theory Of A Deadman; Deadly Game

World Heavyweight Championship:
Batista © vs. The Undertaker

WWE Tag Team Championship:
MNM © vs. The Hooligans


Cruiserweight Championship; Open Invitational:
Kid Kash © vs. {All Cruiserweights}


Grudge Match:
Matt Hardy vs. John ‘Bradshaw Layfield


Tag Team Match:
U.S. Champion Booker T and Mr. Kennedy
vs. Rey Mysterio and {Rey’s Chosen Partner}


Singles Match:
Bobby Lashley vs. Finlay


Tag Team Match:
The Bluebloods vs. The Mexicools


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Current Card for WWE WrestleMania XXII:
Date: April 2nd, 2006
Location: Allstate Arena; Chicago, Illinois
Event Music: I Dare You; Bullets and Octane

WWE Championship:
Kurt Angle © vs. John Cena

World Heavyweight Championship:
Batista OR The Undertaker vs. ???????????

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I'm what? Three shows behind now? Ugh. Well, I have a long weekend, so hopefully I'll be able to catch up. Things look good though Legend.
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Jonathan, I'm two shows behind, but I promise I'm going to catch the things up. Reviews for RAW and SmackDown will be up probably tonight or tomorrow. Just thought I'd let you know.
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i will review when i get time but i skimmed over it and it was really good the final promo especially i just have to finish my show and then ill review urs
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Length was just fine in this promo, and the concept of this promo was good too. Eric Bischoff was spot on throughout this promo. Also, I don't know why, but the way Bischoff mocked Foley here makes me believe that you're trying to give us a hint at a future feud. Maybe yes, and maybe no. Let's see I guess. Rob Van Dam as the Special Guest Referee came out of nowhere - a great surprise. I guess you're trying to insert Rob Van Dam in this feud too - that'd be a great feud by the way. It would've been great if you would had the fans cheer after those legend's name too. Anyway, to sum up, it was a good promo, although it dragged on at some parts. Also, I don't like how you constantly write '...' in your promos. I think that the '...' should in the emotional/serious promos OR they could suit in the ending too. The '...' is almost everywhere, and its getting irritating now. Didn't like how Triple H and Angle just stood their silently too.

You're writing '...' in the commentaries too. Ugh.

I was surprised when Eugene hit the Stunner to Helms. I was hoping for Eugene to not get a victory over Helms, and thank God it didn't happen. Good to see Helms win this match with Nightmare on Helms Street. Good victory for Helms, but his feud with Eugene is turning bland now. Hoping to see a new direction for Helms.

Loved the way how you made Cena intense here. Good way to add some serious build up and hype to his feud with Shawn Michaels also. I'm still predicting that Shawn will somehow get into the main event, making it a Triple Threat Match. But what about Hunter? RVD is the referee of the match later on tonight. Um, it could be Triple H vs. RVD at 'Mania. I could be wrong though. Let's find out.

I wasn't really appealed by this promo at all. Shelton and Charlie were just too bland, whilst Bischoff looked also off. Spirit Squad were just fine in characterization. I didn't like how Shelton said 'Village People' to Spirit Squad too because that's not original. I don't know who said it, but I think it was Triple H (In the real 'E'). Would love to see a feud between Shelton and Charlie though.

A typical squash match here for Victoria, which builds up her momentum easily. The way you described Mickie James in the match, and in the aftermath makes me believe that we might see a Triple Threat between these ladies for the title at 'Mania. That'd be good.

Easily the best promo of the night here. Cena's intensity was again spot on. Maria's stupidness was great too as it made me laugh out. Great promo, and his feud with Shawn Michaels is really getting personal now, but man, Cena will wrestle Angle at Mania for the WWE Championship Match - A main event. That match NEEDS the MOST build up I guess. The main event of Mania needs the build up now because it hasn't got any.

Solid match up here. The win really boosts up Cade and Murdoch, and at the same time, it helps up gain some build up to the upcoming feud between Benjamin and Charlie Haas. The aftermath tension between both the competitors was described nicely too.

Another great promo of the night so far. Legend, you've improved alot in your promo writing. JBL was great throughout. Flow, length, entertainment factor - everything was superbly done. This could be one of the great feuds. Their build up has be a top notch, and you're basically doing that. Good work again. Loved this video package, and would actually love to see JBL giving homage to Flair.

I always loved the promos between a pissed off Triple H, and a coward GM Eric Bischoff in the real 'E'. And here, it was the same. Not original, but still, I liked it. Fills up lots of hype to the main event, and also, it hints an upcoming feud between RVD and Hunter. Let's see what you've got, Jonathan.

Carlito started off pretty bland, and off, but once Edge came out, the promo got off to a rocket buster start!! The funny comments by Carlito were awesome, especially the one in which he offered Lita to 'suck it up'. You won't believe it, I laughed for almost 1 minute. Edge's whinny speech was also done nicely. The way Edge didn't reveal when he's going to cash in his MITB makes me believe that we might see Edge screwing someone (I think Batista because he ripped up Batista here more than anyone else) at 'Mania. Yep, it could be Batista. Let's see though. On the other hand, Carlito - I think he's going to participate in the MITB Match. Looks good. Great promo.

Bischoff was right. This really looked like a match of the year to me. The starting, middle, and the ending - every part of this match was exciting. The finish was even better, and the Olympic Slam from the top would've been priceless to watch. Loved the way you mentioned tension between RVD and Triple H too. Expected Angle to retain, and expected that kind of an aftermath. It'll be interesting to see what happens in the next week's RAW because that episode is really going to tell us the upcoming feuds.

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