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Re: Legend Presents: WWE 2006 - Stop Your Grinnin' And Drop Your Linen

Tonight...



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Friday Night SmackDown! -
June 9th, 2006; Wheeling, Pennsylvania


“Behind every great man is a good woman



Gunshot


Much like on this week’s Raw we don’t get an opening video or pyro, but instead come straight into the Wheeling Civic Center, where the boos are already plentiful … as Paul Heyman settles himself alongside Michael Cole, Tazz and JBL on commentary, while ‘The Real Deal’ Bobby Lashley sits a few feet away from the announcers, glowering at the ring. Heyman is already speaking as he pulls a headset on…

Paul Heyman: (Already speaking)
… well it’s like I told Shane and Stephanie … what better way to plug your upcoming ECW pay per view than with the man who gave BIRTH to Extreme Championship Wrestling all those years ago??

John Bradshaw Layfield:
I agree. (Shaking Heyman’s hand) Delighted to have you with us, Paul.

Michael Cole:
Uh… well, as “delighted” as we are to have you out here, Paul … it’s starting to get a little crowded at this table … and quite frankly Bobby Lashley being just five feet away from me makes me feel a little uncomfortable.

Paul Heyman:
Where I go … HE goes. Live with it, Michael. If you have a problem with The Real Deal … by all means … let him know.

Lashley glances over at the cowardly play-by-play man, and Cole quickly shuts up, allowing Heyman to take over a bit more of his space at the table, as the six participants involved in our first match-up make their respective entrances

1 - Dream Six-Man Tag Team Match
U.S Champ Rey Mysterio|Dean Malenko|Super Crazy vs. Tajiri, Juventud Guerrera & Psicosis

It’s Mysterio and Psicosis who start things off, picking up where they left off last week. The two old rivals mat wrestle and exchange holds at a frantic pace for a few minutes, until Psicosis manages to come out on top with a stiff kick to Rey’s arm. As they go at it again, Psicosis once again gets the better of the smaller man, and starts to show his more cocky side … until Mysterio turns the tables on his larger opponent. After another brief spot of canvas grappling and near falls, the speed increases, ending when Rey rolls through Psicosis’s sunset flip attempt and delivers a dropkick right to his face!! The men exchange a series of quick near falls yet again, before going for simultaneous dropkicks, resulting in the customary (and literal) Mexican standoff, bringing the crowd to its feet!

Psicosis and Mysterio both tag out, with Psi bringing in his fellow Mexicool Juventud Guerrera, while Rey, with a smirk, introduces … DEAN MALENKO to his first action in years, getting a nice pop from the fans.


At first it’s The Iceman schooling Guerrera on the mat, until the younger man refuses a clean break and takes control of Malenko’s arm. Showing his dexterity and conditioning, The Shooter is able to bridge and nip out of the predicament, taking Juvi off his feet with an impressive dropkick! The crowd applauds, but Juventud gains the upper hand again with a monkey flip that takes the veteran off his feet. The former Cruiserweight Champion poses rather arrogantly … but the wily Iceman quickly pitches him through the ropes to the floor to gain himself some recovery time.


Malenko tags out to Super Crazy, who immediately points at Tajiri standing on the opposite apron, telling Juventud to bring him in. The Japanese Buzzsaw eagerly holds out his hand and Juvi tags him into the match, getting a nice cheer from the crowd. Crazy is extremely wary of Tajiri’s lethal kicks, especially after making the mistake of trying to go toe- to- toe with him, which doesn’t end well for the luchadore. The two men trade vicious overhand chops in the middle of the ring, before coming off the ropes. Super Crazy traps Tajiri in a side headlock down on the mat, but both men make it back to their feet. As Tajiri comes off the ropes, Crazy leap frogs over him … but Tajiri KICKS his legs away from him, dropping him into a seated position, before KICKING HIM RIGHT IN THE SPINE!! Mysterio comes in to try and help his partner out, but Tajiri just starts kicking away at both men, before racing into the ropes … right into a double dropkick from both Rey-Rey and Super Crazy!! The official forces Mysterio back onto the apron, as Crazy covers. 1... 2... NO!!


Mysterio is brought in legally this time, and he quickly springboards off the top rope with a nice leg drop right across the back of Tajiri’s head, followed by another quick cover. 1... 2... NO!! Rey stays on top of his tomorrow night opponent though, targeting the arm … until Psicosis enters the ring a delivers a hard KICK right to the side of Mysterio’s head, breaking it up! Tajiri brings Psicosis back in, and the Mexicool dominates Rey in the corner, before making the tag to his usual tag team partner Juventud Guerrera. The Mexicools double-team Mysterio for a while, until Psicosis is forced to leave. Mysterio manages to make the tag to Malenko once more, and he and The Iceman do some double-team of their own on poor Psicosis.

Malenko gets Psicosis up in the MEXICAN SURFBOARD, a manoeuvre rarely seen in the WWE these days, stretching the Mexican out, and allowing Super Crazy to deliver a low dropkick right to his former partner’s exposed face!! The Iceman then tags out to Crazy, who cinches in a version of the Camel Clutch on Psicosis, this time allowing Mysterio to illegally enter the ring and crack Psicosis in the face with another hard dropkick!! 1... 2... NO!! Super Crazy then springboards off the top rope with a beautiful moonsault across Psicosis’ chest! 1... 2... NO!! Psicosis manages to surprise Crazy with a quick sunset flip after being sent into the ropes. 1... 2... NO!! The Insane Luchadore quickly tags out and brings Rey Mysterio back into the fray.

Rey goes for the Irish whip, but Psicosis quickly reverses it. Mysterio ducks the first clothesline … but Psicosis scoops him up into the air, looking for a wheelbarrow suplex -- but Rey quickly flips over - countering into a bulldog!! 1... 2... NO!! The United States Champion tags out to his ONS opponent Dean Malenko, who comes off the ropes himself … but runs right into a spinning wheel kick from the desperate Mexicool!! He finally tags out to Juventud, who quickly goes after the arm of Malenko. He forces the veteran into the corner, as Psicosis rushes across the ring, knocking both Mysterio and Super Crazy off the apron to the floor! Juvi hangs onto Malenko’s feet in the corner, holding him in position … as Psicosis first shoot Tajiri across the ring, DELIVERING A BIG KNEE TO THE ICEMAN’S FACE!!

Juventud then sends Psicosis in … with a LEAPING FOREARM again to the face!! Psicosis rushes back at his partner and leaps up, allowing Juventud to catch him in a wheelbarrow position and charge across the ring - SLAMMING HIM DOWN ONTO MALENKO IN THE CORNER!! The crowd can do nothing but applaud the impressive teamwork of the three Cruiserweights, as the legal man, Juventud, takes Malenko back down to the canvas with more arm work. Mysterio and Super Crazy are able to get back into the ring to save their partner, and Juvi quickly tags out to Tajiri.


The malevolent Japanese Buzzsaw tosses Malenko out to the apron, where Guerrera and Psicosis hold him in place … as Tajiri hits the ropes … DELIVERING A RIDICULOUSLY HARD KICK RIGHT TO THE BACK OF MALENKO - SENDING HIM CRASHING INTO THE GUARDRAIL!!


The crowd
“ooh’s” and “ah’s” at the impactful offence of the Japanese superstar, as he distracts the official inside the ring, allowing Psicosis to drag a woozy Malenko back up to his feet … and Guerrera to DIVE OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE - LANDING ON THE ICEMAN WITH A PICTURE PERFECT HURRICANRANA!! More applause for the antagonists of the evening, with Heyman and Tazz going bonkers at ringside. Tajiri pulls a near lifeless Malenko up onto the apron and brings him back inside with a vertical suplex over the ropes. 1... 2... NO!!

Tajiri makes the tag to Psicosis, and the punishment continues. Malenko manages a brief flurry, but Psicosis quickly cuts him off and tags out to Juventud. Malenko is able to surprise The Juice with a quick sunset flip roll up … but Guerrera quickly transitions into a CROSS ARMBREAKER, doing even more damage to the already weakened shoulder of The Shooter!! Mysterio and Super Crazy are forced into the ring to save their teammate, but Juvi remains on top. Showing his true fighting grit and spirit, the veteran begins to fire back on The Juice. Guerrera cuts him off with a quick kick and sends Malenko to the buckle. Juvi rushes in … but The Shooter gets his feet up … and the charges out of the corner, taking Guerrera down with a quick leg lariat!!

The race is very much on, as both crawl across the ring to their respective corners … and MALENKO MAKES THE TAG TO MYSTERIO!!

The crowd goes wild, as the United States Champion comes in like a house of fire, taking Juventud’s arm and sending him into the ropes with the whip. Rey lowers his head for the back body drop … and Guerrera quickly dives over, taking Mysterio over with the sunset flip -- but Rey rolls through again … back up to his feet - BAM! KNOCKOUT KICK RIGHT TO THE TEMPLE OF GUERRERA!!


The crowd comes alive for their favourite, as he goes into overdrive. With Juventud down he steps out onto the apron and SPRINGBOARDS BACK IN WITH A SEATED SENTON - WIPING GUERRERA OUT!!


Juvi quickly rolls out of the ring to escape and the crowd begins to get all excited, as Rey-Rey turns and hits the far ropes … TAJIRI DRIVES HIS KNEE INTO HIS BACK!! Thunderous boos go up, as The Japanese Buzzsaw grins up at the crowd evilly … UNTIL MYSTERIO PUNCHES HIM OFF THE APRON!! The crowd cheers … but Juventud races back up behind Mysterio, ROLLING HIM UP FROM BEHIND WITH AN O’CONNOR!! 1... 2... NO!!


Juvi makes a breathless tag to a very eager Tajiri, and the hard-hitting superstar quickly ascends to the top ropes … BEFORE DIVING OFF AT MYSTERIO -- BUT REY DROPKICKS HIM OUT OF MID-AIR!! In one fluid motion Mysterio rolls across the ring, leaps up … and tags in Super Crazy!!

Tajiri slumps in the far corner, and the erratic Mexican yells something indiscriminate in Spanish … before sprinting as fast as possible across the ring and driving his knee right into the chest of The Japanese Buzzsaw!! Tajiri stumbles away holding his throat, and Crazy steps out onto the apron. Grabbing hold of the top rope, The Insane Luchadore SLINGSHOTS HIMSELF BACK IN WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK - WIPING TAJIRI OUT!! 1... 2... NO!!

The two heated rivals begins trading overhand chops again … until Crazy cuts Tajiri off with a sneaky thumb to the eye. He looks for a shinbreaker on the Buzzsaw, but Tajiri knees him in the head instead, before delivering a swift kick to Super Crazy’s hamstrings, dropping him down to a knee … before racing off the ropes as fast as possible … DELIVERING ANOTHER SCINTILLATING KICK TO CRAZY’S CHEST - KNOCKING HIM HEAD OVER HEELS!! 1... 2... NO!!

Tajiri sends Super Crazy into the far corner and charges in after him … but gets knocked right back down by two well-aimed boots to the face! Seeing his opponent down, Crazy quickly springs up the turnbuckle, GOING FOR A MOONSAULT -- BUT TAJIRI ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY … CRAZY LANDS ON HIS FEET - BAM! SUPERKICK FROM THE LUCHADOR … BUT TAJIRI KICKS HIM RIGHT BACK!!! BOTH MEN ARE DOWN!!


The crowd stands and applauds the efforts of both men, as they crawl across the ring and make the tags, Tajiri to Psicosis, and Super Crazy to Dean Malenko. Psicosis goes for the armbreaker on The Iceman, but Rey Mysterio is back in quickly to break it up. Juventud attacks the United States Champion from behind and tosses him from the ring, allowing the two Mexicools to isolate the veteran. Guerrera lifts Malenko up onto his shoulder and DRIVES HIM INTO THE FAR BUCKLE, hanging The Iceman in the Tree of Woe … AND PSICOSIS CONNECTS WITH A BASEMENT DROPKICK RIGHT TO THE BACK OF MALENKO’S HEAD!!


The crowd
“ooh’s” and “ah’s”, as Juvi drags Malenko out and slingshots him at the ropes, where he is met by Psicosis’s forearm, causing the former Radical to fall back across Guerrera’s knees. With Malenko suspended, Psicosis quickly SLINGSHOTS BACK INTO THE RING WITH A LEG DROP RIGHT ACROSS HIS THROAT!!

More “oh’s” ring out, as Psicosis covers. 1... 2... NO!! Psicosis sends Malenko across the ring again and follows in … but Dean quickly kicks him away. Juventud charges … but The Iceman sidesteps him … AND THE JUICE WIPES OUT PSICOSIS BY MISTAKE!! Guerrera turns around … AND MALENKO SWINGS HIM UP AND DOWN ACROSS HIS KNEE WITH THE TILT-A-WHIRL BACKBREAKER!!

Juvi rolls out of the ring, leaving Psicosis all alone, as Mysterio and Super Crazy rejoin their partner. They send Psicosis into the far corner … and Malenko is the first to charge, connecting with a crowd-pleasing clothesline that damn-near takes his head off! Super Crazy and Mysterio follow suit, with the last man, the United States Champion elevating Psicosis up to the top turnbuckle … LEAPING UP - BRINGING PSICOSIS SOMERSAULTING OFF THE TOP ROPE WITH THE SUPER FRANKENSTEINER!! The crowd goes wild, as Mysterio and Crazy rush across the ring to cut off Juventud and Tajiri, and Malenko quickly grabs hold of Psicosis’ legs … APPLYING THE TEXAS CLOVERLEAF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!!


The crowd roars at the sight of the old school submission, as Psicosis flaps and flails helplessly on the mat … but Tajiri and Juventud manage to force their way past Rey and Super Crazy to break up the predicament!! The illegal men all fight out to the floor, leaving the legal men, Malenko and Psicosis inside the ring. The Shooter signals that it’s over … and actually sets Psicosis up on the top rope. Juventud is quickly up on the apron to put a stop to this by hanging onto Dean’s leg, forcing The Iceman to pause momentarily as he kicks The Juice back down to the floor … BUT PSICOSIS QUICKLY TAKES ADVANTAGE - DIVING OVER MALENKO - BRINGING HIM CRASHING DOWN WITH A SUNSET FLIP INTO A POWERBOMB!!!


1...


JUVENTUD QUICKLY CUTS MYSTERIO OFF!!!

2...

TH-- NO!!


MALENKO GETS HIS FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!!!!!


Psicosis sends The Iceman across the ring again … but Malenko avoids him as he charges, causing the youngster to collide with the buckle, before placing the Mexicool up top. Looking weary, Malenko drags himself up to the top and muscles the Cruiserweight luchadore up onto his shoulders … BEFORE LEAPING OFF THE TOP - DRIVING PSICOSIS DOWN ACROSS HIS KNEE WITH THE TOP ROPE GUTBUSTER!!!!!

The crowd goes nuts, but Malenko is in no condition to go for a cover, and he scrambles across the ring, and makes the tag to the United States Champion Rey Mysterio!!

Mysterio brings everyone to their feet, as he grabs hold of the top rope … AND SPRINGBOARDS OFF AT PSICOSIS -- BUT PSICOSIS CATCHES REY-REY - DRILLING HIM WITH A POWERBOMB!!!

An exhausted Psicosis tries to make the tag to his partner Juventud … but Rey just hangs onto his leg. Psicosis pulls him up by the leg … ENZIGUIRI FROM MYSTERIO!!

Rey can’t follow up though … as Tajiri quickly attacks him from behind, dropping him to his knees with a kick to the shin, before hitting the ropes and DRIVING BOTH OF HIS FEET RIGHT INTO MYSTERIO’S FACE WITH DEADLY PRECISION!!!

Tajiri spins around … AND SUPER CRAZY COMES OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A DROPKICK THAT SENDS THE JAPANESE BUZZSAW THROUGH THE ROPES!!

Juevntud is in next, rushing up behind the unsuspecting Super Crazy, leaping up … AND SPIKING HIM ON TOP OF HIS HEAD WITH THE REVERSE HURRICANRANA!!

Super Crazy rolls out of the ring clutching his neck, as Guerrera turns around … and Dean Malenko boots him in the gut, butterflies the arms … AND NAILS JUVENTUD WITH THE TIGER DRIVER!!!


As soon as Malenko pops back up though … Psicosis re-enters the fray, rushing past him, leaping up, SPRINGBOARDING OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE - GRABBING MALENKO’S HEAD - DRILLING IT INTO THE CANVAS WITH THE TORNADO DDT!!

Gasping for oxygen, Psicosis struggles back up to his feet using the ropes … BUT REY MYSTERIO RACES UP BEHIND HIM – NAILING THE 619 OUT OF NOWHERE!!!!!

The crowd goes absolutely insane, as Psicosis goes tumbling over backwards, and Mysterio SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE TOP ROPES - NAILING HIM WITH THE SPLASH AND HOOKING THE LEG!!!


1...


2...


THRE- NO!!


PSICOSIS KICKS OUT!!!!!


The crowd are in shock, as is Rey Mysterio!!! He looks down at his long-time nemesis in confusion, before trying to pull him back up. As he does so … Psicosis quickly attacks the United States Champion with a flurry of rights and lefts, before turning and hitting the ropes … BUT SUPER CRAZY TURNS HIM INSIDE OUT WITH A MISSILE DROPKICK OUT OF NOWHERE!!


The crowd roars, and Crazy tells Mysterio to go up top. Rey-Rey doesn’t need telling twice and quickly begins the ascent. Super Crazy quickly crosses Psicosis’s arms underneath him, getting them in the straightjacket position, before lifting him up … DRILLING PSICOSIS WITH THE CRAZY BOMB IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!!

Rolling off his fellow Mexicool, Crazy rushes across the ring to cut off Juventud, as Rey Mysterio points to the sky … AND SOARS OFF THE TOP ROPE … CRUSHING PSICOSIS WITH THE FROG SPLASH!!!!! HE HOOKS BOTH LEGS!!

1...


JUVENTUD TRIES TO DIVE THROUGHT THE ROPES…

2...

BUT CRAZY DROPKICKS HIM IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!!!

THREE!!!!!

Winner - Rey Mysterio, Super Crazy and Dean Malenko @ 24:37.

WHAT A MATCH!!! The commentators don’t say a damn thing. Everyone in the arena is on their feet after the incredible athletic contest they just witnessed, with booming chants of “EC-DUB” reverberating through the Wheeling Civic Center. Mysterio remains on his knees, his head back, staring up at the lights breathlessly, as Super Crazy tackles him with a celebratory bear hug.

Tazz:
I tell you what… I hate to be the first person to talk over this moment, guys… but THAT right there is what ECW WAS… and still IS all about, baby!! What a freakin’ match!!

Paul Heyman:
And never was there a truer word spoken, Tazz. Not just six of the best athletes in ECW history … but six of the premier athletes in ALL of professional wrestling history … just treated the fans here tonight to something they will never, EVER forget.

Standing away from the ring, Tajiri doesn’t seem too impressed by the response they are getting from the fans and, after a quick point at Mysterio and Crazy, hops over the guardrail and retreats through the masses.

John Bradshaw Layfield:
And just think about this … FOUR of these guys are gonna be competin’ tomorrow night too!! Twenty-four hours to recover from that?? I think I’d need to take the rest of the season off, gentlemen.

Paul Heyman:
But that’s why this is professional WRESTLING, John … and not Vince McMahon’s warped concept of sport’s entertainment. There’s no off season for these guys. They are at the very top of their industry for a reason.

Back inside the ring Super Crazy helps Psicosis back up to his feet and he offers his Mexicool comrade his hand. Psicosis looks at it for a moment … before ACCEPTING, embracing his buddy to a big pop from the crowd. Juventud and Mysterio join in the hugs too, as all four men raise each other’s arms to all sides of the arena, delighting the appreciative crowd.

Tazz:
Spirit of competition, fellas … gotta love that.

Paul Heyman:
Spirit of ECW as well, Tazz. Yes, we in ECW used to hit one another with chairs … yes, we used to drive one another through tables … but it was always, ALWAYS in the spirit of competition.

John Bradshaw Layfield:
After some of the things these six guys have done to each other tonight … I’m surprised they can even look one another in the eye, let alone shake hands!!

But shake hands they do. Super Crazy begins to assist his fellow Mexicools as they leave the ring, and Rey Mysterio is about to do the same … when he notices Dean Malenko standing across the ring from him, just watching. Smiling, Rey-Rey takes a step toward his One Night Stand opponent with his hand out, saying, “Good match, man.”

Malenko, still breathing quite heavily after such an exhilarating first match back, looks at Mysterio’s offered hand, before quickly shaking his head … dropping down, and rolling out of the ring.

John Bradshaw Layfield:
Now THAT I like.

Paul Heyman:
The ultimate competitor. Dean Malenko doesn’t get in the ring to be your friend. Dean Malenko gets in that ring to win every time.

There is a smattering of boos, as Rey hangs his head, shaking it slowly, while The Iceman, maintaining his stoic, unflappable demeanour, heads back up the ramp.

{Commercials}


*Backstage - Interview Area*


Josh Matthews has Jamie Noble with him, not dressed to compete tonight.

Josh Matthews:
Welcome back to Friday Night SmackDown!, everyone. Right now I’ve been joined by the man who, last week, became the first person to qualify for The Great American Tournament Finals at Saturday Night’s Main Event, Jamie Noble.

~ The crowd gives a nice pop, but Noble barely looks up.

Jamie Noble:
Y’know somethin’, Josh … I did qualify last week. Probably the biggest win of Jamie Noble’s career to date. I’m this close… (holds up his fingers) this close … to gettin’ a shot at the World Title … and y’know… all that won’t mean a thing … if I don’t get my hands around Kid Kash’s neck … one more time.

~ Noble runs a hand across his head.

Jamie Noble:
I’m rootin’ for you tonight, Kash. Not ‘cause I like ye … not ‘cause I ever wanna see you become World Champion … but because Jamie Noble has just been ta’ see Stephanie McMahon. And y’know, for a dame… she ain’t so bad. I asked her for a match with the next man who qualifies for The Great American Finals next week on SmackDown … and she said yes.

~ Small pop.

Jamie Noble:
It might be Jamie Noble an’ Johnny Nitro one-on-one next week, and lord knows that’ll be a great match too … but I want you, Kid Kash. You better getcha’ act together and win ta’night, boy … ‘cause next week I wanna stain that canvas … with your blood!

~ Noble gives Matthews a fearsome look and storm off, leaving the interviewer somewhat startled.

Josh Matthews:
Jamie… uh… Jamie Noble there. Let’s get back to ringside.

*Back to ringside*



***BORN NAUGHTY***

Here comes the heat, with the Civic Center showing their displeasure for the reigning WWE Tag Team Champions, William Regal and Paul Burchill, The Bluebloods, who step out onto the stage, accompanied by the lovely Melina. The two men, clad in their long, regal robes, turn their nose up at the baying audience and saunter on down to the ring. Melina, now wearing a long dress that covers most of her body, links both of them and yells at the fans to “Get on your feet!”

Michael Cole:
Well, it sounds like the WWE Tag Team Champions are as popular as ever.

John Bradshaw Layfield:
And you really think two athletes the calibre of William Regal and Paul Burchill give a DAMN what any of these morons think?? Gimme a break, Michael.

Once at the ring, Melina goes to do her usual sexy entrance under the bottom rope … but Regal quickly places a hand on her shoulder and prevents her from doing so, receiving a TON of heat from the males in attendance. Regal simply says to the lady, “You don’t have to do that anymore, dear.”

Tazz:
OH! What??

John Bradshaw Layfield:
Aw no! Come on, William!!

Smiling, Melina steps up the apron, sits down on the middle rope and holds the top one up so that the two pompous Englishmen can enter the ring. Burchill holds his arms in the air, and Regal simply waves a single finger, all the while being applauded loudly by the sycophantic Melina, and booed like crazy by the unimpressed crowd.

Michael Cole:
I guess they don’t like that sort of thing in England

John Bradshaw Layfield:
No, it’s probably because sad, pathetic LOSERS like you, Michael, would probably have a heart attack if you saw a beautiful woman!! That’s right … I’ve seen your wife.

Melina demands a microphone from Tony Chimel at ringside, and quickly hurries over to Regal, handing it to him and giving a little ‘curtsy’ (), which earns her a pat on the head.

The music fades and the boos pick up, as Regal gazes around at the Pennsylvanian trash with a sneer on his face…

William Regal: (Clears his throat) Aheheh
.

~ Tremendous heat for the Englishman.

William Regal:
First and foremost … I think it’s perhaps prudent to point out to all of you… (his face twists horribly) mindlessignorantbarbaric Americans in attendance here tonight in a filthy hovel like Wheeling, Pennsylvania … that when your tag team champions come down that aisle … it is only proper … that you be on your feet.

~ Another outpouring of boos, as Burchill nods away behind his partner.

William Regal:
Now that that little trifle is out of the way(holds his hand out to Burchill) I present to you the heir apparent of professional wrestling.

~ Burchill smugly throws his arms up again, as the crowd pours scorn on the youngster.

William Regal:
Tonight, myself and Master Burchill face two of(scoffs) ECW’s finest in the self-proclaimed “Full Blooded Italians.” Believe me when I tell you … two full blooded Italians do not stand a chance … against two full blooded, well-bred … Englishmen … like you see before you.

~ Nodding away, Burchill agress with his mentor.

William Regal:
Secondly … before we begin this match…

~ “USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!”

William Regal:
Oh… oh how amusing. But before we begin that contest … we have invited a very special guest to join The Bluebloods at ringside this evening.

~ Regal smiles wickedly.

William Regal:
Ladies and gentlemen I would like all of you to give him the kind of warm heartfelt welcome that you gave to me all those years ago … as he is the newest member of The Bluebloods … and an Englishman of true class…

~ A rather confused rumbling of boos runs through the arena, as the three individuals in the ring all smile at one another, and Regal turns to the stage.

William Regal:
Ladies and gentlemen … David Taylor.



***GLADIATORS***

Simply using an older version of Regal’s own entrance music, the veteran Dave Taylor strolls through the curtains with his arms in the air, getting a very negative response from this extremely ‘patriotic’ crowd. Dressed a smart suit, Taylor shows of his ‘Union Flag’ handkerchief, before heading on down to the ring.

John Bradshaw Layfield:
Ha-ha! Now we’re talkin’, gentlemen. If you think William Regal is old school … that man right there, Dave Taylor, taught Regal everything he knows. Ha-ha, I love it!!

Michael Cole:
As if there weren’t enough pompous Englishmen on SmackDown…

John Bradshaw Layfield:
That’s racist!

Regal, Burchill and Melina all applaud the newest member of their collective, and Melina quickly sits down on the ropes for the grizzled veteran, who steps through the ropes and greets his old colleague with a hearty handshake, before giving one to Burchill too. The love-fest looks set to continue, when…

***NO SLEEP ‘TIL BROOKLYN***

The crowd delivers a nice pop, mostly because the pompous Englishmen in the ring are quickly shut up by the arrival of the former ECW World Tag Team Champions, Little Guuido Maritato and Tony Mamaluke, The F.B.I. The two pint-sized Italian-American stereotypes strut down the aisle confidently.

Paul Heyman:
And now that that English tea party is over, it’s time for things to get extreme … in the shape of former ECW World Tag Team Champions, Little Guido Maritato -- not Nunzio as the WWE decided to dub him -- and Tony Mamaluke, The F.B.I!

John Bradshaw Layfield:
I think I saw them at Liberty Island once.

Tazz:
Very funny.

The two outlandish individuals do a whole lot of gesturing on their way down to the ring, not exactly endearing themselves to the crowd, although the appearance of the luscious Trinity at their side certainly goes some way to doing that.

In the ring, Melina looks extremely unimpressed by the presence of another female, while the three Bluebloods talk strategy in another corner.

2 - Tag Team Match; Non-Title
WWE Tag Team Champs The Bluebloods w/Melina|Dave Taylor
vs. The F.B.I w/Trinity

Mamaluke starts things out with Regal, who, in his typical arrogance, completely underestimates the skinny Italian-American, and is surprised by a series of quick arm drag takeovers. Regal, nose turned up in complete disgust, quickly tags out to his protégé and partner Paul Burchill.


The Ripper has similar problems with Mamaluke in the beginning, until The Italian Monster tries to Irish Italian whip Burchill into the far corner, only for the young Englishman to reverse it and hurl Mamaluke overhead with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex!!
1... 2... NO!! Mamaluke quickly gets back in the driver’s seat though, as he scores with double leg lariat! 1... 2... NO!! He then tags Little Guido for the first time in the match.

With Little Guido a.k.a Nunzio now in the match, the crowd in Wheeling really doesn’t know who to cheer for, since the pint-sized Italian is such a great heel. After reversing a whip into the ropes, Burchill actually MILITARY PRESSES NUNZIO OVERHEAD … but Guido quickly counters into a sunset flip -- but Burchill sits down half-way through, trapping the legs! 1... 2... NO!! The Ripper then targets the Cruiserweight’s arm, before tagging Regal back in. The veteran Blackpool native scores with a free kick to the arm, before continuing his partner’s work. Nunzio tries to fight Regal off, and gets shot into the ropes. Regal throws a clothesline, but Guido ducks under it, and Regal turns … and Nunzio takes the Englishman over with a standing hurricanrana!! 1... 2... NO!! Guido quickly brings Mamaluke back in…

Commercial

Regal is dominating the smaller man in the corner with some stiff European uppercuts, before Mamaluke turns the tables on him and chops away at the veteran. Regal reverses the whip and sends Mamaluke into the far buckle … only for Tony to vault up and over onto the apron, score with a back elbow shot right to Regal’s face, and then come off the top rope with a crossbody!! 1... 2... NO!! A stunned Regal escapes to the floor, where he gets the better of Mamaluke with a swift kick right to the side of the head! Back inside the ring, he tags Burchill back in.

Burchill quickly lifts Mamaluke up and drills him with a belly-to-back suplex. 1... 2... NO!! He tries to come off the ropes … but Little Guido low bridges the top rope and Burchill goes over the top to the floor outside!! The referee tries to deal with the complaining Regal, allowing Nunzio to do some more damage to Burchill on the outside, before tossing him back inside for Mamaluke. 1... 2... NO!! In comes Guido again…


Guido and Mamaluke connect with a few of their amusing double-team manoeuvres, before Mamaluke is forced to leave the ring. Nunzio does a bit more damage to The Ripper, before tagging Mamaluke right back in. After a few more double-teams, Mamaluke manages another near fall, before going back to work. Burchill eventually manages to reverse a whip attempt, swinging behind … and launching Mamaluke across the ring with the German suplex!! In comes Guido quickly … but eats a dropkick to the face!! Burchill quickly makes the tag to his partner, and Regal hurries into the ring.


He and Mamaluke trade holds in the ring rapidly, before the Englishman gets the better of it … DUMPING MAMALUKE WITH THE DRAGON SUPLEX!! He’s about to go for a cover … BUT SUDDENLY BURCHILL FLIES ACROSS THE RING AND WIPES OUT NUNZIO!!

Momentarily distracted, Regal is suddenly caught with a quick school boy from Tony Mamaluke!! 1... 2... NO!! Burchill quickly breaks it up, and he and Regal set Mamaluke up, before both both hitting the ropes and connecting with simultaneous kicks right to the side of the Italian’s face, turning him inside out!! Burchill covers. 1... 2... NO!! Regal is brought back in…


He and Mamaulke go at it again, with Regal seemingly on top. He gets Mamaluke with an Exploder suplex at one point, but is too busy arguing with the official to go for the cover, In the end, Mamaluke kicks Regal’s head off with a beautiful standing dropkick, before going up top and scoring with a flying back elbow! 1... 2... NO!! Burchill breaks it up and stays on Mamaluke, as Nunzio hits the ring and goes after Regal. Regal is able to block Guido’s tornado DDT attempt … only for the little man to connect with a swinging neckbreaker instead! Meanwhile, Tony Mamaluke tries to position Burchill up top for a hurricanrana … but The Ripper jumps down onto the apron, re-enters the ring, gets underneath Mamaluke and carries him out of the corner on his shoulder in an electric chair. Burchill transitions The Italiano into almost a wheelbarrow-like position, as Regal manages to toss Nunzio through the ropes to the floor … BEFORE COMING OFF THE ROPES AND CONNECTING A KNEE TREMBLER RIGHT TO THE SIDE OF MAMALUKE’S HEAD!!!
“OH’s”ring out, as Regal falls on top with the cover!!

1...


2...


T-- NO!!


MAMALUKE GETS HIS FOOT ON THE ROPES!!!!!


Burchill can’t believe it … but Little Guido comes out of nowhere with a dropkick to the back that sends the youngster into his partner, Regal!! With Burchill staggered against the ropes, Nunzio charges … ONLY FOR THE RIPPER TO LAUNCH HIM OVERHEAD TO THE OUTSIDE!!


The crowd
“ooh’s” and “ah’s”, as a dazed and angry Regal quickly grabs Mamaluke on the canvas and folds him up … APPLYING THE DEADLY REGAL STRETCH!!! Thanks to the earlier Knee Trembler Mamaluke is already out of it, and it doesn’t take long for the referee to call for the bell!!

Winners - The Bluebloods via submission at 10:46.

Boos ring out around the Wheeling Civic Center, as the tag team champions’ ominous music hits once more, and Regal clambers to his feet with his arms in the air and a smug look on his face.

Tazz:
I don’t think that was a bad showin’ at all from The F.B.I … I just don’t know if ANYONE is in the same league as Regal ‘n’ Burchill right now.

John Bradshaw Layfield:
Ha-ha, you said it, Tazz. The F.B.I -- those bum immigrants -- they might have been good in a bingo hall like ECW, but here in the major leagues, ya gotta rub shoulders with the very best tag teams alive … and, gentlemen, ya lookin’ at ‘em.

Michael Cole:
Indeed, another comprehensive victory for the WWE Tag Team Champions here tonight, but you have to wonder how long it’s- Hey, look at this!!

The crowd roars as Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro, MNM, CHARGE DOWN TO THE RING WITH STEEL CHAIRS IN HAND, MAKING A BEELINE FOR THE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!

Both Englishmen quickly drop down and get the hell out of dodge, joining the similarly retreating Melina and Dave Taylor in fleeing up the ramp, as Nitro and Mercury swing the chairs against the ropes wildly, simply dying to get their hands on the villainous quartet.

Michael Cole:
What a surprise! Instead of staying and fighting, The Bluebloods choose to take the coward’s way out and run for the hills! Just despicable!!

John Bradshaw Layfield:
Are you blind as well as stupid, Michael!? Those madmen, Nitro and Mercury have chairs! CHAIRS, Michael!! That’s why they were suspended!!

Waiting at the top of the ramp, Regal yells at the approaching official to “Hurry up!” Taylor scurries forward and snatches the title belts away from the referee, handing them to his fellow Englishmen, who clutch them dearly, as MNM look on from the ring in disgust…


*Backstage - Interview Area*


We are back with Steve Romero standing by.

Steve Romero:
Welcome back to Friday Night SmackDown!, ladies and gentlemen. Right now I’d like to bring in the newest member of the SmackDown roster … here comes CM Punk.

~ Getting a nice response from the crowd, Straightedge newcomer, CM Punk, sidles up alongside Romero, wearing his training jacket over his trunks.

Steve Romero:
Well, CM Punk, it’s been a rollercoaster ride of a debut for you here in the WWE so far. You’ve defeated two former World Champions in as many weeks, and tonight you’ve challenged another main event superstar in the veteran Finlay. What’s going through your mind right now?

~ Punk smiles and folds his arms.

CM Punk:
I guess I did create quite the stir when I punked JBL out in my hometown didn’t I?

~ Romero nods.

CM Punk:
Good. I’m glad I created a stir. I’m pleased I’ve got a buzz surrounding me. Y’see … I didn’t just want to come into this company – the elite wrestling company in the world – I didn’t just want to come into it as another faceless template … a generic guy in tights with long hair and tattoos. Where would that get me? What has that ever got anyone?

~ The interviewer shakes his head.

CM Punk:
I’m not that guy. And I’m not the “next” somebody either. I’m me. I’m an individual. I’m CM Punk. I’m Straightedge. I’m a man of strict principles. But I’m also a guy with a will to compete like you people have never seen before.

~ Small pop.

CM Punk:
You’re not gonna see me go out there and beat some no-name nobody who’s a hundred pounds lighter than me, just to make some money and try and get you all to love me. What does that prove? Nothing. It doesn’t prove a thing. Brent Albright can do that all he wants, that’s his prerogative. But that’s not me. I love competition … and it doesn’t get any better than former World Champions like JBL and Booker T.

~ Punk chuckles at the memory.

CM Punk:
I guess I got to JBL a little bit by making him tap out. That’s, uh… that’s fine by him. He’s not exactly my favourite person either. Like I said in Chicago… we’re two completely different people … that’s why I chose him to make my name on that night. But if he still can’t accept that … hey, he knows where I am … I’m always up for round two.

~ More cheers.

CM Punk:
But tonight I’ve got Finlay.

~ A rumbling of boos for the Irishman.

CM Punk:
Now, I don’t expect to come out of this match at anything close to a hundred percent … far from it. The way Finlay wrestles … I’ll be lucky if I’m even walking. But that’s the way I want it. That’s the way I love it. He gonna bring everything he has … and I’m gonna do the exact same thing.

~ Punk nods confidently.

CM Punk:
Y’know, I’d say let the best man win … but we all know … it’s gonna be me.

~ After a little wink, Punk saunters off, receiving a decent amount of cheers from this Wheeling crowd.

Steve Romero:
A very confident CM Punk there. We’ll be right back.
{Commercials}

*Video Plays*

Narrator: It started out as a dream …

RVD flying over the ropes into Jerry Lynn.

Narrator: That became a reality …

Mike Awesome powerbombing Masato Tanaka.

Narrator: Last year the dream was relived …

Tommy Dreamer crashing through the flaming table.

Narrator: This year it will be reborn …

Sandman brawling through the crowd.

Narrator: This year ‘Extreme’ will live again …

Taz Tazplexing Shane Douglas.

Narrator: This year sees the return …

Sabu killing himself almost, as a voices echoes out.

“Of …”

Quick, wild shots of Dreamer, Sandman, RVD, Funk, Taz, Sabu and Awesome.

“… ECW.”



“ECW One Night Stand, June 11th, 8/7CT, live on pay-per-view”

*End video*


*Back to ringside*



3 - Finlay vs. CM Punk

It’s a physical opening to the contest, with neither man willing to back down an inch. Punk eventually gets the better of the veteran Irishman with a quickly leg lariat off the ropes and scores a quick near fall. The punishment continues from Punk, as he kicks away at Finlay’s chest with some of the stiffest shots the WWE audience has ever seen, every one taken fully by the grizzled Irishman like the trooper he is. After suffering another close fall, The Belfast Bruiser gets the hell out of the ring … only for Punk to go right out after him. The two men battle on the floor, which Punk ends up getting the better of yet again, as he sends Finlay into the steel ring post shoulder-first!

Back inside the ring, the youngster begins to work over the veteran like a pro, scoring a few more near falls and targeting the arm. Punks starts to really test Finlay’s resilience (and the referee’s patience), as he puts the ropes to use in his work on the Irishman’s arm, twisting it into all sorts of painful looking knots, leading us into a commercial…

Commercial

One example sees him hanging around Finlay’s neck like some kind of spider monkey whilst on the ropes. Referee Charles Robinson counts to four and the undefeated superstar quickly breaks the hold.

Finlay falls out to the floor, and Punk walks cockily along the apron … but the Irishman quickly springs back to life, grabbing hold of Punk’s leg and pulling it away from him, causing him to land right on the back of his head on the arena floor!! The crowd
“ooh’s” and “ah’s”, and JBL stands and applauds the sickening smack, as Punk rolls around in agony clutching the back of his head. Finlay quickly drags the youngster up and sticks his head in between the ring frame and the steel steps, ignoring the official’s belated protests … AND KICKING THE STEPS RIGHT INTO PUNK’S SKULL!!

More loud
“OH’s” can be heard from the crowd, and Finlay decides to take a little walk around ringside, pointing right at JBL on commentary, “That’s how you do it, Bradshaw.”

After getting Punk back inside the ring, Finlay drives his knee and forearm down across the newcomer’s face, looking for the win. 1... 2... NO!! The veteran doesn’t waste his advantage though, going right after Punk’s damaged neck with a variety of submissions. Punk manages to battle back up to his feet and take Finlay over with a quick hip toss … only for Dave to bring Punk right back down to the mat with a crafty drop toe hold, followed by a STIFF PUNCH to the back of the ear, before looking for a half-nelson against the canvas.

As Finlay tries to shake the life out of Punk with these painful holds, including the dreaded STF, it becomes apparent that that kick to the steel steps earlier has cut Punk’s right ear open (LEGIT, LEGIT, so don’t have a strop about fucking blood please ), making for a rather grisly sight. For the second straight week The Fighting Irish Bastard has drawn blood from his opponent. Oh yeah, you better believe he’s fucking awesome.

Showing his fighting spirit, Punk battles back up to his feet, trying to shake off the effects of Finlay’s punishing offece, and starts to fire back with some blows of his own. The two men trade forearms (Punk) and European uppercuts (Finlay) in the middle of the ring … until Punk starts to fire away on the veteran with more of those stinging kicks, appearing to win the exchange. Punk goes for the ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE HEAD … but Finlay ducks under it … AND HEADBUTTS PUNK RIGHT IN HIS BLOODY EAR!!


Howls of
“ooh’s” and “ah’s” go up around the Civic Center, as Punk staggers around clutching his ear in agony and yelling out in pain. Finlay angrily storms back at the youngster … BUT WALKS RIGHT INTO A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE HEAD!! Finlay goes down in a heap, and Punk quickly covers. 1... 2... NO!!

Punk scratches his head in disbelief and touches his bloody ear gingerly. Dazed, Finlay stumbles into the far corner … WHERE PUNK DRILLS HIM IN THE FACE WITH A RUNNING KNEE!! The crowd cheers, as Punk keeps hold of the Irishman’s head and races out of the corner with it … GOING FOR THE BULLDOG -- but Finlay manages to shift his weight and get Punk up over his shoulders, racing ahead, DRILLING PUNK WITH THE FINLAY ROLL!!

Having been dropped right on the side of his face, Punk writhes around on the mat in pain, holding his ear and moaning. Finlay is in a bad way too though, and it takes him a while, before he can drag the youngster over and drive his fist down across his jaw. 1... 2... NO!!


Shaking his head in disgust, Finlay drags Punk p violently by his long hair and rattles him with another European that sends him back into the corner. Finlay now has Punk’s blood smeared across his own face, and you know what? … he loves it. With a furious growl, Finlay cracks his thick skull against Punk’s ear with a gruesome head butt, sending another shiver of protest through the arena.
“Think yer somethin’ special, do ye, Punk??” growls the veteran in Punk’s wincing face.

The Fighting Irishman backs off and charges, driving his shoulder right into Punk’s mid-drift, severely winding the youngster, before positioning his head against the middle turnbuckle … AND BOOTING HIS EAR AGAINST IT OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN!! The crowd boos the fuck out of Finlay, greeting each blow with howls of
“OH”, while the referee tries to get him out of the corner. Smirking, the Irishman backs off with his hands held up innocently … before suddenly shoving the ref aside and charging again … DELIVERING ANOTHER PUNT, DRIVING PUNK’S BLOODY EAR INTO THE BUCKLE!!

Before the official can discipline him, Finlay muscles Punk up to the top turnbuckle and connects with another hard European, followed by a quick head butt. The Irishman goes up after Punk, trying to hook his arm, possibly thinking superplex or some other kind of top rope manoeuvre … but Punk battles back, driving his fist into Finlay’s gut over and over again. Finlay refuses to give an inch though, and fires right back with some of his own. We have ourselves a good old fashioned slug-fest fifteen feet in the air!! Finlay goes for another head butt … BUT PUNK KICKS HIM RIGHT IN THE HEAD … AND DOWN FALLS FINLAY, ALL THE WAY TO THE CANVAS BELOW!!

Wheeling ROARS, as Finlay staggers back up to his feet angrily. Still seated on the top, Punk clenches his fist, looking to the crowd to get fired up. With a look of determination on his face, he stands to his feet on the top turnbuckle, waiting for Finlay to turn around … AND FLIES OFF WITH A TOP ROPE CROSSBODY -- BUT FINLAY MOVES - AND PUNKS EATS THE CANVAS!!


A collective breath of disappointment can be heard in the arena, as Punk staggers up and around clutching chest and breathing heavily … AND FINLAY QUICKLY GRABS HIM - LOOKING TO SCOOP HIM UP FOR THE CELTIC CROSS -- BUT PUNK QUICKLY SWINGS AROUND, KNOCKING HIM AWAY - AND LIFTING HIM UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS!! The crowd cheers loudly, remembering this from last week, as does Finlay apparently, as he frantically elbows away at Punk’s bloody ear with everything he has … BUT IT’S OF NO USE!! PUNK STANDS HIS GROUND - AND THROWS FINLAY DOWN ACROSS HIS KNEE FACE-FIRST WITH THE GO TO SLEEP!!!!!

A thunderous pop goes up, as Finlay’s eyes roll up into his head and Punk quickly falls on top of him, hooking the far leg!!


1...


2...


THREE!!!!!


Winner - CM Punk via pinfall at 12:32.

PUNK WINS ANOTHER ONE!!! The crowd gives the youngster a great response, as he has his hand raised by the official, but leans against the ropes still clutching his bloody ear and just looking generally like he’s had his arse kicked. He looks down at Finlay intensely.

Michael Cole:
HE DID IT!! CM Punk beats another bona fide main eventer in The Fighting Irishman Finlay! This kid is really something special!

Tazz:
Helluva’ win, Cole. Finlay has only lost… what? Like three matches himself since comin’ to SmackDown.

Michael Cole:
I think that’s three in a row now for the Irishman … and he doesn’t look pleased.

Rolling out of the ring on the announcer’s side, a wounded Punk still manages to direct a little smirk in JBL’s direction, as the former WWE Champion tries his very best not to even look at the man who beat him three weeks ago. Punk heads around and back up the ramp, slapping hands with as many fans as possible, and just enjoying the moment as much as possible - bloody ear aside.

Tazz:
He’s shakin’ off that bloody ear pretty good, eh, Paul? Think he woulda’ fit in well back in ECW?

Paul Heyman:
It would certainly have been interesting to see how the ECW fans took to a man who doesn’t drink, smoke or take drugs, Tazz. Very interesting indeed.

Back in the ring, Charles Robinson and a few other agents manage to revive Finlay using a bottle of water … and the Irishman snaps right out of it like a mad man, without a clue where he is, charging around the ring like he is still in a match!

Michael Cole:
Ha-ha!

Tazz:
Why don’t you shut up, Cole!?

The officials try to calm him down, and Finlay looks at them with a very confused expression on his face. “Where’s Punk?” he asks angrily. Charles Robinson tries to reason with the veteran, but that gets him nowhere. Finlay grabs him by the scruff of his neck and yells in his face, “WHERE’S PUNK??”

Eyes wide, terrified, Robinson meekly responds, “He’s gone. He- he knocked you out. You lost.” The look on Finlay’s face when he hears those words is priceless. He releases Robinson’s collar and turns away in shock…

…BEFORE SPINNING AROUND AND PUNCHING ROBINSON’S LIGHTS OUT!

Michael Cole:
Hey, c’mon, what the hell was that for??

Thunderous boos greets the Irishman’s actions, as Robinson goes down in a heap, and the other officials quickly charge Finlay in an effort to restrain him … BUT THEY GET THE SAME TREATMENT, AS FINLAY BEATS THEM ALL UP!!!

Michael Cole:
This is- this is completely unnecessary! What a sore loser Finlay is! He’s going nuts out here for God’s sake!!

The crowd is all over the veteran, as his roughs up the WWE employees like they were nothing more than children, leaving them laying in a groaning heap, before quickly rolling out of the ring, rushing across the floor … AND PIE FACING TONY CHIMEL OFF HIS CHAIR!! Finlay snatches the microphone away from the fat man and head over to the announce table, leaning right in Tazz’s face…

Finlay:
DON’T YOU WANNA INTERVIEW ME!?

~ Tazz holds his hand up, “Hey, just take it easy, brother.”

Finlay:
No, I’m not gonna take it easy, “brother!!” I(suddenly smacks Tazz’s hand away) GET YOUR BLOODY HAND OUT OF MY FACE!!

~ WOAH!; tensions flare big-time, as Tazz tears off his headset and tries to get back at the Irishman, only be quickly held back by JBL, Cole, and even Heyman.

Finlay:
No, no, c’mon… let ‘im go! If he wants me to stick that hand down his throat, then let ‘im go! C’mon, Tazz!!

~ Finlay reaches over and SHOVES MICHAEL COLE DOWN TO A BIG POP!! JBL immediately releases Tazz, saying, “He’s all yours,” to Finlay and holding his hands up. Heyman though, stupidly doesn’t move … AND FINLAY GRABS HIM BY THE COLLAR…

Lashley is on the Irishman in a second, grabbing him by the shoulder and quickly spinning him around, causing a huge “OH” from the crowd, as the two old rivals are brought face-to-face!

“Get your bloody hands off me!” Finlay yells at the monster angrily, the mic having been dropped in the scuffle. Tazz thinks better of getting involved in this, as Finlay sticks his finger right in Lashley’s seething face, “You ever put your hands on me again … I’ll rip ‘em off and shove ‘em down yer throat! You hear me, boy??”

Uh oh. You really shouldn’t speak to The Real Deal like that. Lashley looks on verge of snapping, as Heyman tries desperately to calm him down, saying, “It’s alright, Bobby, let it go, let it go.” Lashley ain’t even listening to his agent though, as he and Finlay butts heads like two bulls, ready to explode…





***I WALK ALONE***

The Civic Center delivers a MONSTROUS ovation, going absolutely NUTS … as ‘THE ANIMAL’ BATISTA comes storming down to the ring, tearing off his jacket and sunglasses in the process, a look of pure, unadulterated rage on his face!!

Lashley’s head snaps around, completely taking his attention of the Irishman in front of him … AND LASHLEY SPRINTS AROUND THE RINGSIDE AREA TO MEET THE APPROACHING ANIMAL!!!

From behind Batista, DOZENS of backstage workers, agents, officials, referees, and other wrestlers, come sprinting down to try and catch up to them!!

Batista and Lashley … COLLIDE AT THE FOOT OF THE RAMP LIKE A FUCKING NUCLEAR EXPLOSION AND THE ROOF BLOWS OFF THE CIVIC CENTER!!!

Looking to get him some of The Animal too, Finlay runs around the opposite side, AND NAILS BATISTA FROM BEHIND, getting in a few stiff shots on the former World Champion, before the army of officials dives on top of the melee and starts to pull them all apart!!

Why is there no commentary? Both Tazz and JBL have joined the officials in trying to separate the brawling monsters, while Heyman tries desperately to talk some sense into his raging client, and Cole … well, Cole’s still on his ass after Finlay’s shot.

Commentary isn’t necessary though; it’s not like you’d be able to hear them anyway. The Civic Center is going absolutely NUTS, whilst the cacophony of noise coming from the brawl itself is rather epic too! Shane McMahon can just about be heard yelling at the soldier to “Get Lashley to the back! Get him to the back right now! Take Batista the other way!”

The two behemoths are bundled off in opposite directions, both roaring and screaming at one another violently, while even Finlay has been dragged down to the ground by a hald dozen officials, and is yelling at them, “Get yer stinkin’ hands off me!”

What a sight we have as we fade into a commercial: for the second straight week, ‘The Animal’ Batista and ‘The Real Deal’ Bobby Lashley restrained from tearing one another apart by over thirty people amidst a sea of noise…







{Commercials}


Michael Cole:
Welcome back to Friday Night SmackDown! Absolutely insanity before the break, all started by Finlay, but resulting in the second straight pull-apart between Bobby Lashley and ‘The Animal’ Batista. Heyman and Lashley have no, uh, left us for the evening. There must’ve been at least fifty people out here guys!

John Bradshaw Layfield: Easily. Have you ever seen two people want at each other as bad as those tow monsters do? I know haven’t. Those two are gonna hook it up again real soon … and I for one can’t wait to see it.

Tazz: Me either, JBL. I tell you what though… Finlay, if you’re that dumb … if you’re stupid enough to throw down with me … if you’re stupid enough to mess with The Human Suplex Machine … then I’ll happily bust you up. You might feel like a tough guy right for smackin’ Cole around … why don’t you try me on for size?






***BAWITDABA***


Loud boos greet the familiar music, as it plays self-indulgently through the arena for a good while, before it’s owner actually decides to grace Wheeling with his presence, and the Cruiserweight Champion of the World, ‘The Notorious K.I.D’ Kid Kash struts through the curtain and down the ramp. Wearing a black vest over his white trunks, KK proudly strokes the title belt around his waist, as well as bickering with some of the more vocal fans along the way.

Michael Cole:
Well, it’s time for the first our two scheduled main events of the evening, and the second qualifying match in The Great American Contender Tournament. Who will join Jamie Noble in the finals at Saturday Night’s Main Event? Could it be that man right there?

Tazz:
I tell you what, Cole… as much as Jamie Noble might hate Kid Kash’s guts … I’ll bet you anything Noble is pullin’ for Kash in this one, baby … just so he can get his damn hands on him.

Stepping up onto the apron, KK goes through his exuberant ring entrance, as he flips over the ropes and twirls on the spot with his arms out and his eyes closed, just soaking up the hate from the crowd. Once he’s finished (at last), with his music beginning to fade in the background, Kash stomps over to ring announcer Tony Chimel and angrily holds his hand out, “Gimme the mic, fatty.” Chimel hands it over, and the Cruiserweight Champion takes centre stage again, raising the mic to his lips.

Kid Kash:
What(looking around, ‘confused’) what, no “Kid Kash” chants?

~ “YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK!”

Kid Kash:
Is that- is that supposed to be funny??

~ Kash smirks nonchalantly.

Kid Kash:
The only thing in this ring that I find funny(points at Chimel) is that fat piece of crap right there.

~ OH!; this gets a smattering of laughs from the crowd, as Chimel frowns sadly.

Kid Kash:
Anyway, stop it(waving at the fans) stop it, you’re distractin’ me. I didn’t come out here to make fun of fat people … even if we are in Wheelin’.

~ More boos, as KK strokes his ‘tache.

Kid Kash: (Drowned out)
……………

~ “SHAVE IT OFF! SHAVE IT OFF! SHAVE IT OFF! SHAVE IT OFF!”

Kid Kash:
Hey… hey, buddy… (pointing at a guy in the first row) how ‘bout you ask your wife to gimme some tips on how she gets hers lookin’ so good??

~ OH!

Kid Kash:
Now I know all anyone’s been talkin’ about recently … “Who’s Kid Kash gonna be facin’ at One Night Stand?” … “What’s goin’ on with Kid Kash and Jamie Noble?”

~ KK rubs his chin.

Kid Kash:
Well… as for the first question … tune in to WWE vs. ECW Head to Head tomorrow night … and you’ll see who’s in for the ass whoopin’ of a lifetime come Sunday night after I knock Super Crazy’s illegal Mexican ass out.

~ Ignoring the disappointed boos, Kash presses on.

Kid Kash:
But y’see … whoever that person may turn out to be … they’ve been waitin’ a very long time for this shot. But not quite as long … as Jamie Noble’s gonna have ta’ wait to get one.

~ Another cheap shot, as KK laughs over the boos.

Kid Kash:
Now I’ve got a tournament to win … so bring my opponent out here … and let’s get this thing … a-goin’.

~ Kash slams the mic in Chimel’s mid-drift and tears off his vest in preparation



***PAPARAZZI***

Receiving a much better pop than he is used to, Johnny Nitro makes his second appearance of the night, and only his second appearance since Judgment Day, as he walks down the ramp with a purpose, flanked by tag team partner Joey Mercury. Nitro doesn’t slap hands with the fans or anything (let’s not go nuts), but gone is the red carpet and the arrogance seemingly.

Michael Cole:
This is a much more focused Johnny Nitro than we’re used to, ladies and gentlemen. Not since Melina’s betrayal at Judgment Day have we seen either member of MNM, thanks to Shane McMahon suspending them both for the ‘protection’ of our tag team champions.

John Bradshaw Layfield:
Yet all of a sudden he’s in with a chance at becoming the number one contender?? How the hell does that work, Michael, you tell me that??

He slides into the ring, sending a dickish Kid Kash out to the floor straight away, as the Cruiserweight Champion pretends to do some stretches against the guardrail, whilst at the same time pointing at Joey Mercury and yelling at the official, “Get ‘im outta the ring!” Mercury does leave, after wishing his partner good luck, and takes his place at ringside. Smirking, The Notorious K.I.D returns to the ring…

4 - Qualifying Match for #1 Contender’s Great American Tournament Finals; Non-Title
Cruiserweight Champion Kid Kash
vs. Johnny Nitro w/Joey Mercury

Kid Kash hammers away on Nitro before the youngster can even get his coat off, forcing the referee Mickey Henson to call for the bell. The two men trade blows in the middle of the ring, until Nitro is shot off into the ropes and flies back, taking The Notorious K.I.D off his feet with a beautiful headscissors!! Nitro tries to send Kash into the ropes, but gets caught. KK goes for the MONEY MAKER early … but Nitro counters into a quick arm drag, before taking the Cruiserweight Champion over with another. Kash throws a boot, but Nitro catches it and launches him overhead … but KK LANDS ON HIS FEET with ease, giving The A-Lister a little smirk … only for Nitro to grab him by the hair and toss him through the ropes to the floor!!

The crowd continues to warm to young Nitro, as he gets all fired up, tearing off his long fur coat and even going so far as tossing it into the front row. The boos pick up though … as the WWE Tag Team Champions William Regal and Paul Burchill, The Bluebloods, along with newest member Dave Taylor, and Nitro’s treacherous ex-girlfriend Melina, come strolling down the ramp arm-in-arm.

Nitro sees the entourage and is distracted long enough … FOR KID KASH TO NAIL HIM FROM BEHIND!!

Kash goes for the Irish whip, but Nitro reverses it; Kash ducks under Nitro’s arm, catching him with a shot to the gut, before applying the front face lock, lifting him into the air and DROPPING HIM DOWN ACROSS HIS KNEE NECK-FIRST WITH THE BANKRUPTCY CRADLE NECKBREAKER!! 1... 2... NO!! Kash beats on Nitro some more, until the youngster manages to back drop KK over the top rope to the floor. He lands right in front of The Bluebloods, who immediately try to lend a hand to their fellow champion. Seeing this, Nitro ascends the ropes … SPRINGBOARDING OFF THE TOP ROPE WITH A 450° SPLASH ONTO ALL FIVE OF THEM!!!!!


The crowd goes absolutely wild with some well-deserved
“Holy Shit” chants, as the five individuals roll around in a heap at ringside. Nitro is the first man back up to his feet and he quickly finds Kid Kash amongst the pile of bodies and tosses him back inside. He connects with his break-dance leg drop right across Kash’s throat, before hooking the leg. 1... 2... NO!!

Nitro gets caught going for a back body drop with a kick to the face and staggers back into the ropes. He manages to elevate the charging Kash up and over onto the apron, before hitting the opposite ropes and -- BUT KID KASH SPRINGBOARDS BACK IN WITH DROPKICK!! 1... 2... NO!! Kash stays on top of Nitro, who makes the mistake of going for a hurricanrana … only for Kash to catch his legs and try to lock in the KASH ON DELIVERY!! He has it in temporarily, but Nitro is able to make it to the ropes. KK drags him back for another cover. 1... 2... NO!!


Kash continues to wear down Nitro on the mat, until The A-Lister battles back up to his feet. The two men trade shots, with Nitro winning out. He swings behind, going for a rear waist lock, running Kash into the ropes … but KK grabs hold of the top rope and sends Nitro rolling backward aimlessly. Being the arrogant prick he is, instead of actually turning around to check on his opponent, Kid Kash actually starts showing off his moustache to the idiots in the crowd, receiving a shit-load of heat for his troubles … but Nitro quickly runs up behind him, springboarding off the middle rope into a beautiful roll up on the Cruiserweight Champ!! 1... 2... NO!! Both men pop up and Kash lunges with a clothesline … only for Nitro to run under it, leap up, AND COME OFF THE TOP ROPE WITH A SPRINGBOARD ENZIGUIRI - NAILING KID KASH!!

The crowd comes alive once more, as Nitro collects his breath on one side of the ring, waiting for Kash to sit up, which he finally does … AND NITRO TAKES HIS DAMN HEAD OFF WITH A VICIOUS RUNNING KNEE SMASH!! 1... 2... NO!!

Nitro tries to come off the ropes again … BUT BURCHILL CATCHES HIS FOOT!! Nitro falters momentarily, allowing the woozy Kid Kash to quickly hook him up and DUMP HIM ON HIS HEAD WITH THE FISHERMAN BUSTER!! 1... 2... NO!! Kash hammers away on Nitro in the corner, before shooting him across the ring. Nitro gets a boot up, knocking the charging Cruiserweight backward, before racing out himself, CATCHING HIM WITH A 360° HEADSCISSORS - RIGHT INTO A SIDE RUSSIAN LEGSWEEP!! 1... 2... NO!!

Nitro tries to send Kash into the ropes, but KK reverses it. Nitro leaps up, springboarding off the middle rope and taking Kash over with a sunset flip! 1... 2... NO!! Kash quickly rolls Nitro up! 1... 2... NO!! Nitro flips Kash over! 1... 2... NO!! The two men are back up to their feet quickly and Kash tries to elevate Nitro up, only for The A-Lister to land on his feet behind KK, spin him around, drill the Cruiserweight Champion in the gut … AND PLANT HIM WITH THE CORKSCREW NECKBREAKER!!!!! Nitro quickly scrambles over, hooking the leg!!








MELINA IS UP ON THE APRON DISTRACTING THE OFFICIAL!!!!!

The crowd boos wildly, as Melina puts her lovely hands all over Mickey Henson, keeping him from doing his job. Nitro angrily gets back up and heads over … but he suddenly spies William Regal trying to slide into the ring and rushes over to cut him off -- BAM! DAVE TAYLOR DRILLS HIM BETWEEN THE EYES WITH ONE OF THE TAG TEAM TITLE BELTS!!!!!


More booming heat rings out, as The Ripper gives Kid Kash a nudge, before getting out of the ring. Burchill blocks Mercury off. Kash scrambles across and covers the fallen man, as Melina releases Henson, allowing him to make the count.


1...


2...


TH-- NO!!


NITRO GETS A SHOULDER UP!!!!!


The crowd can’t believe it, but they love it all the same!!! Kash holds his head in his hands and looks at referee Henson is absolute despair. Mercury cheers his partner on from ringside, as KK stands up and makes the ‘Bank Roll’ motion with his hands, before ascending to the top rope.


As Kash tries to stand, Nitro quickly hurries back up to his feet and hits the ropes, crotching the Cruiserweight Champion on the top buckle to some
“ooh’s” and “ah’s”. Nitro goes up after him, all the way to the top, looking for a superplex. KK gets the better of him though, drilling the A-Lister in the gut over and over again. He then stands up on the top with the front face lock on Nitro … HE LEAPS OFF - GOING FOR THE DEAD LEVEL OFF THE TOP ROPE -- BUT NITRO COUNTERS INTO A HURRICANRANA IN MID-AIR, FLINGING KASH HALF-WAY ACROSS THE RING!!!!!

The crowd goes batshit for the incredible manoeuvre, as Mercury quickly races around ringside to prevent anymore interference from the Englishmen, and Nitro wearily crawls across Kash, reaching back to hook the far leg…


1...


2...


THREE!!!!!


Winner - Johnny Nitro via pin fall at 9:39. Nitro qualifies for the Finals.

The crowd absolutely EXPLODES!!! It’s amplified by the heels that were screwed over in this thing, as Nitro sits back in shock and delight, and Joey Mercury quickly slides inside to congratulate his partner.

Tazz:
HE GOT ‘IM!! I- I- I’m in shock, guys! I had Kid Kash down as a dead cert to make it through to the finals of this thing!! (Getting up) I better go check this out.

John Bradshaw Layfield:
And he should be, Tazz!! This is an absolute outrage! Kid Kash had this thing WON, but that IDIOT Mickey Henson was too busy being the filthy PERVERT that he is and couldn’t take his eyes of Melina! Dammit, Mickey!!

Michael Cole: WHAT!?
Are you serious?? Melina was illegally up on the apron trying to DISTRACY Mickey Henson in the first place!! But that doesn’t matter now thankfully, because Johnny Nitro was able to overcome the odds and he has booked his place alongside Jamie Noble as one of the six men in The Great American Tournament Final at Saturday Night’s Main Event!

As Regal, Burchill, Taylor and Melina slink away, Kid Kash stands at ringside, staring back up the ring furiously with his hands on his head, as Tazz approaches Nitro and Mercury in the ring.

Tazz:
Well… major congrats to you, Johnny Nitro … you’re the second guy to qualify for The Great American Finals at Saturday Night’s Main Event. That’s gotta feel pretty sweet, brother.

~ Nitro, hands on hips, smiles and laughs.

Johnny Nitro: (Breathing heavily)
“Pretty sweet” … “pretty sweet” doesn’t do it justice, Tazz. This is the best feeling in the world.

~ Nice pop from the crowd, as Mercury pats his partner on the back.

Johnny Nitro:
And it just goes to show … that while in most cases the old saying “Behind every great man is a good woman” is true … it sure as HELL isn’t with me.

~ Nitro walks over to the ropes and Tazz follows him with the mic, as the young pretty boy points aggressively at the watching Melina and her Englishmen up the ramp.

Johnny Nitro:
I always knew you were a BITCH, Melina … I just didn’t know you were a STUPID BITCH too!

~ OH!; the crowd pops, as Melina throws a fit.

Johnny Nitro:
Enjoy those tag titles while you can, fellas …’cause once I become the World Heavyweight Champion … Joey and me … we’re takin’ our belts back!!

~ Regal and Burchill angrily shake their heads, as Taylor shouts up the ramp, “Shut your bloody mouth!” Seeing this, Joey Mercury takes the mic from Nitro and retorts.

Joey Mercury:
Hey… hey, Taylor, or whatever the hell you’re name is!?

~ The veteran looks up furiously, as Melina tries to hold him back.

Joey Mercury:
Your little British buddy Regal made you out to be something special, Dave. How about you try provin’ that right now … against me!?

~ The crowd cheers, and Taylor quickly begins heading back to the ring, tearing off his suit jacket in the process, with the tag team champions and Melina hurrying after him, trying to talk some sense into their newest member.

Tazz:
Hoh, hoh, here we go! Looks like we’re gonna get ourselves a little impromptu match, ECW- style! I love it!

Michael Cole:
Is he- is Dave Taylor going to wrestle in a suit?? Don’t go anywhere, ladies and gentlemen. We’ll be right back!!

{Commercials}

*Video Plays*

Narrator: Blood has been spilled …

Shawn Michaels nailing John Cena with a steel chair.

Narrator: Tears have been shed …

Cena being stretchered out on a gurney.

Narrator: Wars have been waged …

HBK holding up Cena’s dog tags.

Narrator: Battle lines have been drawn …

Cena FU’ing Michaels at WrestleMania.

Narrator: Enemies have been made …

Elbow Drop through the announce table at Backlash.

Narrator: All in the name …

Cena and Michaels both bloody and enraged.

“Of …”

Quick, rapid shots of everything Cena and HBK have done to one another this year.

“… Vengeance.”



“WWE Vengeance, June 25th, 8/7CT, live on pay-per-view”

*Video Ends*


*Back to ringside*



5 - Joey Mercury w/Johnny Nitro vs. Dave Taylor w/The Bluebloods|Melina

When we come back from the commercial break, the match is already well underway, and Mercury is all over the debuting English veteran. The three-time WWE Tag Team Champion fires away on Taylor, and connects with a couple of dropkicks too, before the wily squire manages to cut him off and dump him to the floor. Taylor turns his back though, asking the official to check his lip for blood … and Mercury just slides straight back inside the ring, rushes up behind the Englishman, and tosses him through the ropes to the outside!

Taylor staggers around in a daze, with the crowd really starting to get behind this new attitude of MNM. Mercury heads out onto the apron, and flies off, wiping out Taylor with a flying clothesline! Back inside the ring, the punishment continues, as Mercury beats Taylor all over around the ring, drawing some absolutely classic facial expressions out of William Regal at ringside. Taylor tries to fire back with some shots of his own, but Mercury is unquenchable, and takes the veteran right back down with a big crossbody off the ropes, followed by a vertical suplex into the lateral press. 1... 2... NO!!

Mercury puts Taylor down with a neckbreaker, before heading up top and taking flight with another big crossybody, this time from up high, wiping the Briton out!! 1... 2... NO!! Taylor kicks out and quickly rolls out of the ring, desperate to get out of this thing. Regal and Burchill begin to help their man back up the ramp … but both Mercury and Nitro fly after them, nailing the tag team champions from behind and knocking them flying!!

Mercury quickly grabs hold of Taylor by the head and tosses him back inside the ring, before going to follow him through the ropes … but Melina makes a lunge for his foot – Mercury sees the witch, as does the official, and she quickly backs away under the referee’s watchful eye. Mercury climbs through the ropes – BAM! TAYLOR CRACKS HIM IN THE HEAD WITH SOME BRASS KNUCKS!! HE THE SHOVES THEM BACK IN HIS PANTS AND COVERS MERCURY!! 1... 2... 3!!!


Winner - Dave Taylor via pinfall at 7:42.

A tremendous amount of heat greets the result, as the Englishman goes completely over the top in his celebrations, until Nitro comes running back down to the ring, and Taylor gets the hell out of dodge, rushing back up the rampway with Melina to join his English comrades. Nitro checks on his unconscious partner with concern written all over his face, before looking up and glaring at the four individuals on the stage.


*Backstage - Promo Area*


When we return, it isn’t an interviewer taking centre stage … it’s Mr. Kennedy, looking very dapper in a dark shirt and tie.

Mr. Kennedy:
Y’know, they’ve been… they’ve just been trying so freakin’ hard to find someone capable of actually holding a microphone before… (pats his chest) yours truly … that I’ve… well, I guess I’d be heartless if I didn’t feel a teensy bit sorry for them … right?

~ Ken smacks his lips as he chomps away on his gum.

Mr. Kennedy:
It… it kind of reminds me of their endless search to find someone good enough … to beat me in that ring … one, two, three … or even make me tap. What is it… what… nine months? Over nine months since I graced this place with my presence, and yet there still hasn’t been anybody out there good enough … to beat … Mr. Kennedy.

~ Boos.

Mr. Kennedy:
And now we find ourselves in a very strange place, ladies and gentlemen. How, you ask, does a guy who goes undefeated for over nine months … receive … zero, zilch, zip … by way of title opportunities?

~ Kennedy cocks his head.

Mr. Kennedy: (Counting them off on his fingers)
The United States Title? Nope. The Tag Team Title? I don’t think so. The Cruiserweight Title? Well, I’m too buff for the Cruiserweight Title, but that’s beside the point. And the World … Heavyweight … Title? Not… (stops) yet.

~ KK smiles mysteriously.

Mr. Kennedy:
I say “not yet” because in two weeks time, after a steamroll my way through that hack, Hardcore Holly … there will just be five more men standing between Mr. Kennedy and that World Heavyweight Title that I was destined to hold in my arms.

~ More boos.

Mr. Kennedy:
Because rest assured I will be the number one contender after Saturday Night’s Main event. It’s simply … a matter … of time.

~ Something flashes in Kennedy’s eye.

Mr. Kennedy:
And if … Matt Hardy … should happen to make it past Booker T in three weeks time and qualify alongside me…

~ Kennedy ignores the cheers for Hardy’s name.

Mr. Kennedy:
I’ve already had your blood on my hands twice, Matt … once more won’t hurt a bit.

~ And with one last look at Mr. Kennedy’s sneering face, we’re out.

{Commercials}

*Video Plays*

Narrator: Before ECW returns home to New York City, there is another home they must visit...

Shot of the ECW Arena.

Narrator: The most iconic building this industry has ever known...

Flashing clips of the ECW fans inside.

Narrator: …Is Reborn.

Shot of Tommy Dreamer amongst the masses as “This Is Extreme” plays.

Narrator: The Innovator of Violence Tommy Dreamer ...

Shot of Dreamer cracking Raven over the head with a chair.

Narrator: The Hardcore Icon The Sandman ...

Shot of Sandman busting himself open with a beer can.

Narrator: The Homicidal, Suicidal, Genocidal, Death Defying Maniac Sabu ...

Shot of Sabu crashing through a table.

Narrator: And The Living Legend Terry Funk.

Shot of Funk wielding the barbed wire.

Narrator: On June 10th, ECW …

Shot of Sabu pointing to the sky.

Narrator: Returns Home to Philly …

Famous shot of Sandman and Woman.

Narrator: For One …

Shot of Dreamer busted open.

“Night…”

Shot of Funk holding up the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.

“Only...”

Shots of Cactus Jack and Terry Funk being showered with chairs at Heatwave 1994.



“WWE vs. ECW: Head to Head, June 10th, 8/7CT, live on pay-per-view”

*Video Ends*


*Back to ringside*



***METALINGUS***

The crowd delivers some strong heat, as the World Heavyweight Champion Edge, along with his lovely lady Lita, comes sauntering down the aisle ahead of his big-time main event. Clad in his long trench coat, with the title belt around his waist, The Rated R Superstar looks full of confidence, as he slides into the ring and grins at his girlfriend.

Michael Cole:
It is main event time here on Friday Night SmackDown!, and the final stop for Edge before he takes the World Heavyweight Championship into the Land of Extreme this weekend!! He’s scheduled to face The Impact Players of Lance Storm and Justin Credible … but I… I don’t see this so-called “unstoppable partner” he promised us.

John Bradshaw Layfield:That’s because he’s full of crap, Michael! The World Heavyweight Title is in danger of being stolen away from this company by those low-lives in ECW … and who do we have defend our honor? That jackass right there, that’s who.

Michael Cole:Well, whether we like it or not, Edge has proved a very resourceful champion. So far he’s turned back challenges from The Undertaker, Rey Mysterio at Judgment Day, and just two weeks ago he overcame four men in that incredible fatal four-way match.

Tazz:You guys need more faith in your champion … ECW has faith in Lance Storm.

Michael Cole:For good reason, Tazz.


As his music fades in the background, Edge is handed a microphone by Lita, and he stands in the middle of the ring, waiting for the crowd to quieten down, before speaking.

Edge:
Okay… okay, so ever since I found out last week that I was being forced into this RIDICULOUS match here tonight … I’ve been going around … being everyone’s best bud.

~ Edge shakes his head at the noisy crowd.

Edge: SHUT UP
!

~ Big-time heat.

Edge:
Honestly I- I don’t know what I was thinking. What’s being nice ever got anyone? What’s it got a pathetic piece of crap like Ret Mysterio, for example??

~ More boos.

Edge:
Oh… oh, that’s right … he’s a piece of crap … so not much.

~ Edge rubs his chin.

Edge:
But y’know what? When has this place ever been about making FRIENDS? I know I didn’t get into this business to swap numbers with people … y’see the key word there? This is a BUSINESS, ladies and gentlemen. Who needs friends… (rubs fingers together) when you’ve got money??

~ Lita holds up a few dollar bills just to stress her boyfriend’s point.

Edge:
Therefore … ladies and gentlemen, I didn’t find a partner for tonight … I HIRED one…

~ Edge lowers the mic with an evil grin, staring out into the confused audience, apparently waiting for something





***CLAYED AND STITCHED***

Groans ring out around the arena, and the smile on Edge’s face grows even wider … as the undefeated ‘Shooter’ Brent Albright steps out onto the stage, accompanied by his Executive Valet Michelle McCool. Dressed in his wrestling gear, with his long coat and beanie on over the top, Albright looks focused as ever as he makes his way down to the ring.

Tazz:
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh. It all makes sense now, guys. Edge has shelled out the big bucks to get the best partner possible, baby!

Michael Cole:
Ugh… I can’t say I’m surprised at all. Brent Albright has made it known to the entire locker room that he is willing to take on and take out ANYONE … for the right price of course. But only someone as low as Edge would take him up on it.

As he is waiting for The Shooter to arrive, Edge sidles over to the hard camera at ringside and smirks into it, “I told you I had someone unstoppable, people.”

McCool steps up to the apron and sits down on the second rope, simulataneously holdind the top one up, as Albright enters the ring. He and Edge greet each other with a smug handshake, as well as a very friendly pat on the back, whilst both Michelle and Lita applaud their men.

John Bradshaw Layfield:
I might not like Edge … but I applaud his choice of partner.

The music begins to fade again and the boos pick up. McCool retrieves a mic and hands it to The Shooter, who has far less patience than Edge apparently, as he looks around at the booing fans in disdain.

Brent Albright:
Edge… y’know…

~ “YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK!”

Brent Albright:
Edge … you know how this works, bro. You follow my lead … and I won’t just make sure you win this match tonight … I’ll make sure that washed-up old HACK Lance Storm doesn’t even make it to One Night Stand … understand?

~ Edge nods in agreement.

Brent Albright:
So, Edge … let me be the first … I look forward to working with you.

~ Albright extends his hand again, and he and Edge high-five sickeningly, amidst the deafening boos of the Pennsylvanian fans. McCool takes the mic from her man.

Michelle McCool:
And with The Gun For Hire … the favours never end. For a small increase, Edge … not only will my client Brent Albright destroy Lance Storm tonight … but he’ll do it tomorrow night in Philadelphia too. Pleasure doin’ business with you.

~ Both Edge and Lita look extremely impressed by the deal, as they shake hands once more, ignoring tha rather loud boos emanating out of the Wheeling Civic Center



***EL PHANTISMO***

Rockin’ some original ECW entrance music instead of the shit they usually get stuck with by the big boys (Vince must’ve paid the big bucks ), Lance Storm and Justin Credible, collectively known as The Impact Players, make their way out onto the stage to a good pop from the crowd.

Michael Cole:
Thank God somebody cut that love-in short. Together for the first time in years … let’s see what Lance Storm and Justin Credible can do ahead of Storm’s World Title match this Sunday.

Tazz:
Probably the greatest team in the history of ECW right there, Cole. This is gonna be awesome!

Jason Knight and the gorgeous Dawn Marie soon follow, as Credible waves a Singapore cane high above his head, and Storm just looks focused on the task at hand. The quartet enter the ring, and Edge, Albright and co. smartly step to the outside, leaving enough room for The Impact Players to perform their famous pose in the middle of the ring, getting another big pop.

6 - Main Event; Tag Team Match
World Hvyht Chmp. Edge|Brent Albright
w/Lita|Michelle McCool vs. The Impact Players w/Dawn Marie|Jason

The crowd is hot for this one, but Edge, apparently, isn’t. Lance Storm starts the match for his team and yells at his fellow Canadian to do the same
… but the World Heavyweight Champion wisely steps out onto the apron and sends his hired gun Brent Albright into battle. The two men lock it up, with The Shooter getting the better of the veteran in the beginning … until Storm blocks a leap frog attempt with a dropkick right to the big man’s chest!! Storm tags in his partner, Justin Credible, and sends Albright into the ropes, as Credible hits the adjacent set. Storm drops down onto his stomach, forcing Albright to skip right over the top of him … right into a double leg lariat to the face from Credible!! 1... 2... NO!!

Credible stays on top of the undefeated superstar, countering Albright’s reverse of the Irish whip into an inverted Atomic drop, before shooting off the ropes … but Edge catches his foot from the outside! The crowd boos, as The Rated R Superstar turns around to face them, arrogantly holding his arms out wide and wagging his head from side-to-side like a goof … but Lance Storm drills him in the back with a baseball slide dropkick, knocking the World Champion crashing into the announce table!! The boos turn to cheers, and Storm steadies himself in the ring, waiting for Edge to get back up to his feet … BEFORE LAUNCHING HIMSELF OVER THE TOP ROPE ONTO EDGE WITH THE PLANCHA!!


The crowd cheers loudly for the veteran, but back in the ring, Justin Credible has something similar on his mind … AS HE FLIES THROUGH THE ROPES - CRASHING INTO BRENT ALBRIGHT WITH SUICIDE DIVE!!

Firmly in control, The Impact Player reunite in the ring, getting a great response from the crowd, as they perform their famous pose, leading us into our final commercial…

Commercial

Back from the break, and it’s the heels who are back in control, with Edge wearing out his One Night Stand opponent on the canvas with a reverse chin lock. We see a few clips of what went down during the commercial, with Albright shoving Storm off the top rope in order to give Edge the advantage. Storm manages to battle back up to his feet with elbows to the mid section … only for The Rated R Superstar to cut him off with a quick boot to the gut. Coming off the second rope, Edge leaps off … but eats a boot right to the face! Storm quickly rolls over and tags in Justin Credible again!!

The former ECW World Heavyweight Champion comes in like a house of fire, wiping Edge out with several high-impact manoeuvres. After dominating The Rated R Superstar for a few minutes, Credible steps out onto the apron, heading towards the top rope … BUT HERE COMES ALBRIGHT … but Credible quickly kicks The Gun For Hire off the apron down to the floor! Credible turns back around -- BAM! EDGE KICKS HIS HEAD OFF WITH A THUNDEROUS BIG BOOT, KNOCKING HIM FLYING INTO THE GUARDRAIL!!


The crowd
“ooh’s” and “ah’s” and boos, but thanks to Lance Storms arguing on the other side of the ring, the referee didn’t see a thing. Edge quickly makes the tag to Albright, and The Shooter heads out to the floor, grabbing Justin Credible, slamming him against the guardrail, and then tossing him back inside. The Shooter pounds away on Credible with more vicious blows to the face, before holding him up and making another quick tag to Edge.

Edge and Albright quickly take Credible up and over with a nice double-team vertical suplex, before The Shooter leaves the ring, and Edge slams Credible down over his knee with a backbreaker, stretching the veteran out painfully with the submission, targeting the spine. Credible manages to battle back up to his feet and send the World Champion into the ropes. Edge comes back and Credible throws a clothesline … but Edge ducks under it and hits the ropes again -- BAM! CREDIBLE CATCHES EDGE WITH A SUPERKICK RIGHT TO THE FACE!!


The crowd comes alive, as Justin Credible tries to crawl over to his partner and make the tag … but Edge is much closer to his corner, and he dazedly holds a hand out, which Albright quickly tags. The Shooter races into the ring and cuts the crawling Credible off with a swift punt to the mid-section that sends him a few feet into the air. Albright shoots Credible across the ring, causing him to SLAM spine-first into the far turnbuckle, dropping him in a heap! 1... 2... NO!!


Albright stays right on top of his opponent though, as you would expect from someone who’s yet to lose in his career in the WWE. He ties Credible in knots with a Stretch Plumb on the canvas, doing even more damage to the man’s back. Credible eventually manages to battle out of it, kicking away at Albright’s face, forcing him to break the hold. But The Shooter quickly reasserts his authority though … SNATCHING CREDIBLE OFF THE CANVAS - SPINNING HIM AROUND - AND DRIVING HIM DOWN ACROSS HIS KNEE WITH THE TILT-A-WHIRL BACKBREAKER!! 1... 2... NO!!


The Gun For Hire tags the World Heavyweight Champion back in and holds Justin Credible up, allowing Edge a free shot on the bald one. Pointing and smirking across at Lance Storm, Edge proceeds to stomp away on Credible, really doing the damage … before dropping down into a squat and flexing his guns right in Storm’s face, mocking his signature taunt! The crowd boos, and Storm shakes his head, as a laughing Edge delivers another elbow to Credible, followed by a cover. 1... 2... NO!! Angrily raking his fingers through his hair, Edge drags Credible up in a front chancery and tags Albright in.


Edge holds Credible in place, allowing The Shooter to deliver a hard boot right to his mid-section! As Edge leaves the ring, Albright tries to take advantage of the official’s momentary distraction by choking Credible across the middle rope! Mickey Henson sees it and counts The Shooter out, forcing him to break it before five. Albright holds his hands up innocently, before tossing Credible across the ring into the corner. He hits the buckle and Albright charges in … but Credible moves, and Brent collides with the turnbuckle chest-first! Before The Shooter can go down, Credible quickly grabs him … RUNNING UP THE BUCKLE - NAILING ALBRIGHT WITH A TORNADO DDT!!


The race is once again on, as both men are down and out, and crawl slowly towards their respective corners. Albright quickly tags in Edge … JUST AS CREDIBLE MAKES THE TAG TO LANCE STORM!!


The crowd roars, as Lance Storm tees off the man he challenges for the World Title this Sunday, knocking Edge back into the ropes with several right hands, before shooting him across the ring, leaping up, and taking Edge over with the hurricanrana!! 1... 2... NO!! Storm hammers away on Edge in the corner, before going for the Irish whip … but the Toronto native reverses it … ONLY FOR STORM TO LEAP UP TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE IN ONE BOUND - BEFORE SOARING OFF WITH A BACK ELBOW RIGHT TO EDGE’S FACE!! The crowd
“ooh’s” and “ah’s” and applauds, as Storm covers. 1... 2... NO!! Storm nails Edge with a jawbreaker, stunning the champion, before wiping him out with a picture-perfect dropkick!! 1... 2... NO!!

Storm quickly tries to scoop Edge up … but the World Champion manages to land behind Storm and comes off the ropes … BUT STORM CATCHES HIS LEG AND ROLLS THROUGH - GOING FOR THE HALF-CRAB … but Edge quickly kicks Storm away, much to the dismay of the crowd.


Storm tees off on Edge in the corner, before going for the Irish whip … only for Edge to reverse it and send Lance crashing into the buckle. Storm staggers out … AND DRILLS ALBRIGHT WITH A SUPERKICK AS HE COMES RUNNING ALONG THE APRON!! Albright falls on the apron, as Storm spins around … AND NAILS EDGE WITH A SUPERKICK TOO AS HE TRIED TO SNEAK UP BEHIND HIM!!


1...


2...


TH-- NO!!


ALBRIGHT JUST MANAGES TO BREAK IT UP!!!!!


Justin Credible immediately charges back inside and clothesline the groggy Shooter over the top rope to the floor!!

Edge scrambles back up to his feet … AND BANG! DOUBLE SUPERKICK FROM THE IMPACT PLAYERS!!! Storm hurries to the top rope, as Credible quickly grabs the World Heavyweight Champion, setting him up … DROPPING HIM RIGHT ON HIS HEAD WITH THE THAT’S INCREDIBLE! TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!!!!

The crowd roars loudly, but Mickey Henson angrily forces Justin Credible out of the ring, turning his back on the action. Storm makes it to the top rope … BUT SUDDENLY BRENT ALBRIGHT IS UP THERE WITH HIM - AND BRINGS HIM CRASHING OVERHEAD WITH A HALF-NELSON SUPLEX ALL THE WAY FROM THE TOP!!!!!


Huge
“OH’s” ring out, as Storm lands right on his neck, and Edge falls into the cover! Albright quickly scrambles across the ring, tackling Justin Credible through the ropes, and freeing up Mickey Henson!!

1...


2...


THREE!!!!!


Winners - Edge and Brent Albright via pin fall at 10:10.

EDGE STEALS ONE THANKS TO BRENT ALBRIGHT!!! The boos take over the arena, as The Shooter slides back into the ring with an enormous smirk on his face, patting the motionless World Heavyweight Champion on the back and having his hand raised by the oblivious official.

Michael Cole:
Oh, I don’t- I don’t- I don’t believe this! Edge steals one thanks to Brent Albright! He- Albright wasn’t even the legal man!!

John Bradshaw Layfield:
I call that money well spent, Michael! Edge paid Brent Albright to have his back here tonight … and I’d say he earned every penny! The Gun For Hire is rollin’!!

Tazz:
Ha-ha, ya got that right, John! I feel for my ECW boys, The Impact Players, but bein’ proved right week in and week out by that kid right there is even sweeter, baby! ‘The Shooter’ Brent Albright - last man standin’ once AGAIN!!

As Credible, Jason and Dawn Marie all check on Lance Storm, Lita checks on her man too, while Michelle McCool just arrogantly saunters over to her client, as he stands on the turnbuckle, applauding his exploits.

John Bradshaw Layfield:
If Brent Albright brings it like he did here tonight when he faces Lance Storm in Philly tomorrow night … Storm’ll be lucky if he even makes it to New York City.

Edge manages to pull himself over to the corner, where he sits, as Lita hands his World Title belt to him, and he hugs it closely, still clearly feeling the effects of Credible’s devastating manoeuvre.

Michael Cole:
Tomorrow night it begins - the ‘ECW’s Extreme Weekend’ gets underway! It’s going to be Storm versus Albright, and Edge versus Credible in Philly … and then, in New York City, inside the legendary Hammerstein Ballroom, Lance Storm challenges Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship! Edge may have won the battle here tonight, but the WAR is still on! Will we see a new champion crowned Sunday?? Goodnight, everybody.

Out on the floor, Storm is tended to by his teammates and a handful of other officials. Storm has a hand over his face, but quickly pulls it away, staring up into the ring at both Albright and Edge angrily, giving us our final shot of the night, before fading away…

END OF SHOW


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BREAKING NEWS

Following the deal struck mere moments ago on SmackDown between World Heavyweight Champion Edge and Brent Albright, Lance Storm will indeed face "The Shooter" tomorrow night in Philadelphia at the ECW Arena. However, to ensure fairness, Edge will also be in action, as he will take on Storm's Impact Player partner, Justin Credible.
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Date: June 10th, 2006
[/font] Location: ECW Arena; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Event Music: Harry Slash & The Slashtones; This Is Extreme

RAW vs. ECW Anything Goes Tag Team Match:
No Competitors Yet Announced.

Grudge Match; Non-Title:
World Hvywt. Chmp. Edge vs. Justin Credible

Special Attraction Match; Non-Title:
United States Chmp. Rey Misterio, Jr. vs. ‘The Japanese Buzzsaw’ Yoshihiro Tajiri

Grudge Match:
Lance Storm vs. 'The Gun For Hire' Brent Albright

One On One; Non-Title Match:
C.W Champ ‘The Notorious K.I.D’ Kid Kash vs. ‘The Insane Luchadore’ Super Crazy


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Current Card for ECW One Night Stand II
Date: June 11th, 2006
Location: Hammerstein Ballroom; New York, New York
Event Music: Drowning Pool; Bodies



10-Man Ultimate Jeopardy Match:
1st EVER WWE/ECW Ultimate Jeopardy Match: Two Men begin, with another entrant five minutes later, and another every three minutes thereafter:
- If Team ECW, RVD is reinstated and Eric Bischoff is fired -
- If Team RAW wins, all ECW alumni must retire from professional wrestling -
Team ECW-----vs. -----Team RAW
Kurt Angle --- The Big Show (WWE Champion)

Tommy Dreamer --- Carlito (Mr. Money in the Bank)
Masato Tanaka --- Chris Masters
The Sandman --- Mike Awesome
??? --- ???

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World Heavyweight Championship Match:
‘The Rated R Superstar’ Edge defends against Lance Storm


For The First Time Ever in ECW; Non-Title:
United States Champion Rey Misterio, Jr. vs. ‘The Shooter’ Dean Malenko


A Rivalry Renewed:
‘The Insane Luchadore’ Super Crazy vs. ‘The Japanese Buzzsaw’ Yoshijiro Tajiri

Kid Kash’s Light-Heavyweight Invitational; Non-Title:
C.W Champ ‘The Notorious K.I.D’ Kid Kash vs. Any ECW Cruiserweight Alumnus
{If the ECW superstar wins, he will receive a future Cruiserweight Title shot}


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Current Card for WWE Vengeance
Date: June 25th, 2006
Location: Charlotte Bobcats Arena; Charlotte, North Carolina
Event Music: Eighteen Visions; Victim


WWE Championship Match:
‘The World’s Largest Athlete’ The Big Show defends against ‘The Wrestling Machine Kurt Angle


Grudge Match:
The Artist Formerly Known As ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels vs. ‘The Doctor of Thuganomics’ John Cena

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Intercontinental Championship; Six-Pack Elimination Match:
Shelton Benjamin © vs. ‘The Masterpiece’ Chris Masters vs. Gregory Helms vs.
Kenny Doane vs. World Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas vs. Chavo Guerrero


World Tag Team Championship Match:
The World’s Greatest Tag Team defend against The Sons Of Samoa w/AAE

Women’s Championship Match:
Mickie James defends against ???


No DQ, No Time Limit, Must Be A Winner, Falls Count Anywhere Match:
Trish Stratus vs. Victoria
{The winner receives a Women’s Championship match at SummerSlam}

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Current Card for Saturday Night’s Main Event
Date: July 15th, 2006
Location: American Airlines Center; Dallas, Texas

The Great American Tournament Finals;Number One Contender’s Match:
Jamie Noble vs. Johnny Nitro vs. ??? vs. ??? vs. ??? vs. ???
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Paul Heyman on commentary to hype ECW PPV? Awesome. Michael Cole getting owned? Awesome. Good way to start with a big match to.

Usually I like your match recaps, and as entertaining as this match, and the action was, I couldn’t help but feel this dragged a little bit. So, despite struggling to stay into it the whole way through, I must say it was a damn good contest, and a great preview for the ECW events this weekend. Malenko not accepting Rey’s hand shake after the match kind of got me pumped a little, as I’m hoping for a heel Malenko in the match against Mysterio.

Jamie Noble was super intense here in this interview, and just like most of your promo’s, there was nothing I could really fault with this. Noble/Kash one last time would sure be epic, so I’m definitely rooting for Kash also.

Just like Noble, and as per usual, Regal was pretty spot on here. As much as If I was in attendance I would hate it, not having Melina do her patented entrance is a nice touch to her new, Regal lifestyle. at Melina getting patted on the head also, terrific stuff. Anyway, as I said, Regal was spot on throughout. Dave Taylor? I was never a fan from what I saw in the WWE, although if you have him make a good impression here, I could become hooked. With that being said, The Bluebloods are perfect as they are, with Melina, and now Taylor, they could be becoming a little crowded. Once again, just throwing my thoughts out in the open and I’ll withhold judgment until I see what happens.

Okay, good to have The FBI interrupt the Englishmen before they began to bore me. I just wanted to let you know that I marked for the appearance of Trinity also.

Another very good match recap, yet this one was the perfect length, imo. It still had a good length to it, yet id didn’t drag like the previous recap. Another strong win from The Bluebloods, and a nice showing for The FBI. On a side note, I’m really enjoying this show and not having anything to complain about, except for the length of one match recap.

Oh yeah, MNM chasing away the champs afterwards was good to, as it reminds me that MNM do still exist, although now I think about it, they shouldn’t be MNM anymore. Name change, plz .

CM Punk’s interview was okay, but I don’t know, at the same time I couldn’t help but feel as if he was a little too cocky. He wasn’t playful, baby face cocky, he seemed to be almost obnoxious, heel confident. I’m not sure if that’s what you were going for, but that’s what I garnered from this promo. Also, the cheap shot at Albright didn’t go unnoticed. I really hope that can only lead to bigger and better things.

ONE NIGHT STAND~! I simply can’t wait.

Yet another terrific match up, as CM Punk’s massive debut run continues, with a huge, brutal victory over Finlay. at the legit blood, but hey, it’s legit. Finlay still gets put over by matches like this, imo, as he dominates most, but then again, eventually he is going to need to get back on the winners list. Anyway, a good win for Punk, and I liked Punk giving JBL the little smirk to, perhaps that will escalate further on in the future.

Finlay going nuts afterwards, and belting all the officials was cool, as it gives him that edge. The confrontation with Lashley had me so freaking excited, I really can’t explain it. The way these two guys have been written lately, I wanted to see them going at it so bad. BATISTA~! The way in which you wrote this brawl, and then the separation was fucking excellent. Not meaning to dwell on the length of things again, but this was short and sharp, yet fucking amazing. I think you need to remember that sometimes.

Kid Kash was very good on the microphone also. at the Chimel hate, and then the comment about the wives moustache. Terrific stuff.

Wow. I must say I was definitely shocked to see Nitro pick up the victory over Kash. One thing I just want to mention is how great all your divisions seem to be on Smackdown at the moment. All are working remarkably well, and are making your show very enjoyable.

Nitro was rather generic in the beginning and I was getting worried, but the crack at Melina being a stupid bitch was absolute gold. Mercury was nothing special, yet now we’ve got another awesome match set up. Boy, you sure know how to stack up your shows.

Your Vengeance poster is pretty sexy. I don’t think I’ve told you that before, so yeah, whoever made it should be happy with their effort.

I think Taylor was always going to win his debut match, yet Mercury still looked pretty good, with the brass knuckles being the difference. One thing I will say is I’m not sure how much longer you plan on keeping MNM together, and I hope it’s a while still, but Nitro is definitely the “Kenny Dykstra” of this group.

I love Mr. Kennedy just as much as the next person, but he’s not Goldberg, he needs to lose before he gets an opportunity at the World Heavyweight Title, imo. With that being said, I expect him to kill Holly, and then go on to get very close to winning the big match for the number one contendership.

2 ECW PPV like events in the one weekend? Simply epic.

Edge has hired a partner? Okay, it definitely makes sense as he’s not exactly friendly with, well, anyone. Brent Albright. Epic choice once again. I really can’t wait to read this match up now.

Absolutely epic write up in the main event. Nothing about this match can be faulted, simply great way to end the show. Enormously good, with a brutal ending. Classy work, man.

Mate, a few of the segments of this show were FUCKING outstanding. Outside of these segments, it was still a great show; I only had the one little issue with the first match really. Once again, great work, and now that I’m trying to get my act together again, I’ll try and drop in for one of these big ECW events if not both.

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Have to say, I love the way you start your shows off in a different way a lot of the time, giving the show a different, exciting feel right away. Not so sure I like Heyman and JBL being so buddy buddy since they were enemies not all that long ago, although still, this should prove to be an interesting dynamic.

I could say a whole lot on the action of the first match and comment on everything, but instead I’ll say it was a fun read. As has been the case with the last few shows, a real ECW type feel to the match with all of the chaos and moves that certainly weren’t WWE like, and a whole lot of fun. I’m not so sure about giving it as long as you did, as really, you have just used a lot of your airtime on one match, and surely seven or so minutes less wouldn’t have hurt the quality too much, although aside from that, a real exciting way to open up the show.

Malenko not shaking hands with Rey? Just like last week, you’re adding some tension into what would otherwise be a bit of a bland contest built with no real heat. Now we know both men are going to go out at One Night Stand, and they are going to mean some serious business.

Nice intense promo from Noble, really building up his feud with Kash. I already had a feeling that Nitro would pull out the win against Kash, and now I’m feeling it even more. I just can’t see Kash vs. Noble III NOT being on Pay-Per-View. It’s where it belongs, really, since it’s one of the best feuds you’ve got going.

Oh man, you have to love the cheap heat of Melina now wearing a long dress and not doing the splits. Cheap yet effective. @ JBL’s call on Cole’s wife too. Found that pretty great. Regal’s promo was pretty good here, not as overly pompous as last week to the point where I feel it gets a bit ridiculous, but at the level I think he should be. Dave Taylor on the show too? Not sure what he can really add, since I think having Regal and Burchill is enough, although I am interested to see what you do with what seems to be the ever expanding group of The Bluebloods, with Melina and Taylor both now having linked up with Regal in the past month.

Another good match here, with a more regular tag formula being applied. Have to say, I like the call to use this ECW weekend to also put over The Bluebloods, keeping them treading water for a bit, yet also allowing them to look good while doing so by beating a team that was hyped up coming into this match. The post-match action was good to have, as you need to keep The Bluebloods/MNM stuff going, and that did exactly that. Much like Noble/Kash, this can’t happen any sooner than The Great American Bash for mine, so aside from likely having Nitro competing for a world title shot, I’ll be interested to see how you keep this going as hot as it has been going.

Giving Punk some mic time? Definitely a positive to really help him get over as he comes in with matches against main eventers. Punk building his individuality and his straight edge character up was good, as you continue to define his character well as he gets started on SmackDown!. I quite like the way you connected his will for good competition to his matches with Booker and JBL, giving it a real strong connection, and making it mean something. The Brent Albright namedrop also interested me a bit. A potential feud between these two? I’d be surprised if you did go down this path, as both men look as if they’re being built up separately, although a feud between the two of them certainly wouldn’t be a bad thing. A feud with JBL perhaps would be better, which we still see some hints at possibly happening, and again, I can’t say I’d mind that. I also liked Punk saying he likes the way Finlay wrestles, but the way in which the promo ended after that seemed mighty abrupt. I was certainly expecting more of an ending message, and to me, it seemed kind of like a hollow ending. Apart from that a very good promo though.

Very nice match that goes a long way to establishing how tough CM Punk is, especially with Finlay’s awesome attacks on his bloody ear (yes, in this instance the blood worked ), with the headbutts being especially sick. As much good as this does for Punk, I’m not sure what it does for Finlay, as while he had been built up very well so far in this thread, with two straight losses to two guys who would have been considered below him two weeks ago (heck, one had just made his debut), I’m not sure where this leaves Dave.

The post-match stuff is certainly interesting. First of all, Finlay seems to be going through something similar to Batista here, oddly enough, just after finishing up a feud with him. Finlay going after the announcers set up the first movement from Lashley well, and as was always going to happen, ultimately led to the intro of Big Dave in a big way too. Awesome brawl to follow, even with Finlay getting involved, continuing along this extremely interesting storyline of Batista vs. Lashley which has been really well done in just these two weeks, and will no doubt be absolutely huge when they finally meet in the ring. These pull apart brawls are only making me want to see it more and more, and you know that’s a good thing.

Tazz vs. Finlay? Ugh, poor Finlay. If it does happen, have Finlay kick his ass in ten seconds and have it be done.

Nice little pre-match promo from Kash, heeling it up with mainly cheap heat, insulting the fans and Noble well, while also giving us Kash’s match this weekend to look forward to. Should be interesting to see who steps up, although as I saw someone mention in the thread before (Wolfy, I think), Jerry Lynn seems to be the man for the job.

Very nice match here between Kash and Nitro. The high paced affair that was expected, and it delivered well. Interference from The Bluebloods provided another aspect to the match, and added to the excitement of it all. As I said earlier, had a feeling Nitro would win, so this doesn’t shock me. I’m actually happy that he did win, as this should really benefit him, making him look good as a singles guy.

Not too sure about the post-match interview from Nitro. I know that he’s angry, but calling Melina a stupid bitch really doesn’t seem natural from him to me. Taylor vs. Mercury is an interesting match to have tonight, although it makes sense, and it keeps that ECW feel going on this show as you hype up One Night Stand, which I like.

Another nice little match from the sound of things, although it didn’t seem like Taylor really got much offense in at all. I know you want to show the rage of Mercury, but still, Taylor has to look good himself. Still, a pretty good match, and good to see a bit more of a high flying style from MNM to get them over with the fans as faces, rather than just booking them as faces but not having them excite the crowd.

While a Kennedy promo isn’t really a problem, I have to say, I’m disappointed. Matt and Kennedy were really running hot in the run to Judgment Day, but since, it feels like it has fizzled a fair bit, which is disappointing. I mean, Matt needs to be on the show, and it looks like he isn’t going to be. He may be selling his injuries, but that doesn’t seem right after he appeared a Judgment Day again after his match. The promo itself was alright, with the focus being on the title, which is fine. I thought that while the closing comment on Matt was good, the way in which Hardy took a real backseat in this promo really summed up how the feud has gone, which like I said, is disappointing.

Jericho really was too much to ask. Still, the way in which Edge explained picking Albright is good, and while I don’t remember seeing Albright being for hire in this thread yet, I think it’s something that gives another dimension to just how heelish he can be. Nice little promo from Edge to introduce him, and good from Albright too, with the match announcement for tomorrow certainly being interesting. Storm would almost certainly need momentum for One Night Stand, while Albright is undefeated, so you’ve got yourself an intriguing situation.

The match itself was fine, fun and chaotic. A really good rub for Albright here as he got to look good throughout the match, especially in that he essentially got the win for his team, despite Edge being the one to pin Lance Storm. Nice way to cap off the show.


Another good read here, Legend, with a lot of the stuff being of a very high quality. My only complaints would be that there was maybe even too much wrestling to fit into the show, and that the KK/Matt thing has really slowed down, but apart from that, I found this to be a pretty great showing. Lashley/Batista has me very excited, and the way in which The Great American Bash Tournament is being used is really good in that it’s getting younger guys in a good position to challenge for the gold. Looking forward to the extreme weekend, as high match quality is promised throughout, especially at One Night Stand.

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Re: Legend Presents: WWE 2006 - Stop Your Grinnin' And Drop Your Linen

There will be a much bigger preview for One Night Stand, but since WWE vs. ECW is basically a preview show before the big ‘un, I thought I’d keep this one relatively short.


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wwe.com Announcement:

It has been leaked by the office of Monday Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff that, in order to negate the effect of the incredibly vocal ECW crowd at tonight’s WWE vs. ECW event in Philadelphia, Bischoff has hired a group of individuals to plant themselves in the crowd in the ECW Arena in support of the WWE, Raw, and, most importantly, Eric Bischoff. There has been no response yet from the ECW camp, but rest assured when it happens wwe.com will have it before anyone else.


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FINAL Card for WWE vs. ECW: Head to Head
Date:June 10th, 2006
Location:ECW Arena; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Event Music:Harry Slash & The Slashtones; This Is Extreme

RAW vs. ECW Anything Goes Tag Team Match:
No Competitors Yet Announced.

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Grudge Match; Non-Title:
World Hvywt. Chmp.Edge vs. Justin Credible

Special Attraction Match; Non-Title:
United States Chmp.Rey Misterio, Jr. vs. ‘The Japanese Buzzsaw’ Yoshihiro Tajiri

Grudge Match:
Lance Storm vs. 'The Gun For Hire' Brent Albright

One On One; Non-Title Match:
C.W Champ‘The Notorious K.I.D’ Kid Kash vs. ‘The Extreme Luchadore’ Super Crazy


Bonus Points:
What will be the match order?
Who will participate in the Raw vs. ECW Anything Goes Match?
Who will be the corner men for Team Raw and ECW respectively? 1 point for each.
Who will answer Kid Kash’s open challenge for One Night Stand?

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5.) RAW vs. ECW Anything Goes Tag Team Match:
No Competitors Yet Announced. Team Raw


4.) World Hvywt. Chmp.Edge vs. Justin Credible

3.)Special Attraction Match; Non-Title:
United States Chmp.Rey Misterio, Jr. vs. ‘The Japanese Buzzsaw’ Yoshihiro Tajiri

2.) Grudge Match:
Lance Storm vs. 'The Gun For Hire' Brent Albright

1.) One On One; Non-Title Match:
C.W Champ‘The Notorious K.I.D’ Kid Kash vs. ‘The Extreme Luchadore’ Super Crazy


Bonus Points:
What will be the match order? See Above
Who will participate in the Raw vs. ECW Anything Goes Match? Raw, Ken Doane Big Show, and Mike Awesome. ECW - Kurt Angle, Sandman, and Tommy Dreamer
Who will be the corner men for Team Raw and ECW respectively? 1 point for each. Raw, Bischoff, ECW, Funk
Who will answer Kid Kash’s open challenge for One Night Stand? Jamie Noble

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5) RAW vs. ECW Anything Goes Tag Team Match:
No Competitors Yet Announced.
Well, I can't see ECW not going over at One Night Stand, so giving RAW the win here makes sense to me, even if it is in RAW's environment.


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1) Grudge Match; Non-Title:
World Hvywt. Chmp.Edge vs. Justin Credible
Credible is gone after this weekend, while Edge is your champ. Yup.


3) Special Attraction Match; Non-Title:
United States Chmp.Rey Misterio, Jr. vs. ‘The Japanese Buzzsaw’ Yoshihiro Tajiri
At least one ECW guy needs to win a match. Let's go with Tajiri and say he makes a permanent return because that would own.


4) Grudge Match:
Lance Storm vs. 'The Gun For Hire' Brent Albright
Undefeated streak.


2) One On One; Non-Title Match:
C.W Champ‘The Notorious K.I.D’ Kid Kash vs. ‘The Extreme Luchadore’ Super Crazy
Jerry Lynn to cost KK.



Bonus Points:
What will be the match order? Look up, my dear.
Who will participate in the Raw vs. ECW Anything Goes Match? Tanaka & Angle vs. Awesome & Big Show
Who will be the corner men for Team Raw and ECW respectively? 1 point for each. Bill Alfonso for ECW. RAW is a lot tougher if Paul Bearer isn't included. If so, I'll say Jim Cornette and just hope it's him because he's insanely awesome, which I get the feeling you would know.
Who will answer Kid Kash’s open challenge for One Night Stand? Jerry Lynn.

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5. RAW vs. ECW Anything Goes Tag Team Match:
No Competitors Yet Announced.
Like it was said before, ECW is going over at ONS, so Raw will get the win here.

2. Grudge Match; Non-Title:
World Hvywt. Chmp.Edge vs. Justin Credible
Edge with the definite win here.

3. Special Attraction Match; Non-Title:
United States Chmp.Rey Misterio, Jr. vs. ‘The Japanese Buzzsaw’ Yoshihiro Tajiri
Rey will win in a competitive match, and Malenko may get involved at the end or after the end.

4. Grudge Match:
Lance Storm vs. 'The Gun For Hire' Brent Albright
Albright's undefeated run will prevail, probably after Edge's interference.

1. One On One; Non-Title Match:
C.W Champ ‘The Notorious K.I.D’ Kid Kash vs. ‘The Extreme Luchadore’ Super Crazy
Super Crazy with the win in the hardest to predict match.


Bonus Points:
What will be the match order? Above
Who will participate in the Raw vs. ECW Anything Goes Match? Raw: Ken Doane, Mike Awesome, Carlito ECW: Kurt Angle, Tommy Dreamer, Sandman
Who will be the corner men for Team Raw and ECW respectively? 1 point for each. Raw: Eric Bischoff ECW: Terry Funk
Who will answer Kid Kash’s open challenge for One Night Stand?
Jerry Lynn

Great idea with the Extreme Weekend. Can't wait for Head to Head and ONS.
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Re: Legend Presents: WWE 2006 - Stop Your Grinnin' And Drop Your Linen

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WWE vs. ECW: Head to Head
An ECW-Only Production

Opening video plays, focusing on the return to the famous ECW Arena in Philadelphia and the huge inter-promotional war between Raw and ECW.

We then get the massive introduction, before we cut to a battered and bruised Joey Styles, joined by ‘THE FRANCHISE’ SHANE DOUGLAS, who quickly go over tonight’s card.


Grudge Match:
Lance Storm vs. ‘The Gun For Hire’ Brent Albright
This isn’t the technical wrestling match many people were expecting; it’s a brawl from the get-go, as Albright assaults Storm as soon as he enters the ring, looking to earn his big, fat pay check. The two men engage in fisticuffs for a few minutes, with Storm coming out on top courtesy of a tornado DDT off the top!! They go at it again, with The Shooter fairing slightly better this time, and heading up top. Storm cuts him off with a right hand and heads up after the undefeated rookie, looking for a superplex from the top … BUT HERE COMES THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!! Unable to wait ‘till tomorrow night, EDGE slides into the ring and blasts Lance Storm from behind, giving the referee no alternative than to call for the bell!!
Winner - Lance Storm via DQ at 1:18.

As you would expect, the ECW crowd boos the HELL out of the shitty finish, as The Rated R Superstar stomps the crap out of his number one contender down on the canvas!!

John Finnegan tries to pull Edge off of Storm, but Brent Albright drops back down from the turnbuckle and throws the fat ECW official out of the way, before joining his bankroller in beating on Albertan! The Gun For Hire drags Storm up and holds his arms behind his back, allowing a fiery Edge to tee off on the veteran with shot after shot after-

BUT HERE COMES JUSTIN CREDIBLE!!!

The ECW Arena EXPLODES, as Lance Storm’s fellow Impact Player comes charging down the ramp to the aid of his partner!!! Edge and Alright rush to meet him, as the former ECW World Heavyweight Champion slides into the ring. Credible blocks their blows and knocks both Albright and the World Champion down with repeated right hands, until they are both sent scurrying under the bottom rope to the outside!!! Philly is rockin’, as Edge and Albright stagger around on the floor, kicking the guardrails and yelling at the crowd etc. The Impact Players pose inside the ring, as Credible seems to be suggesting something to his friend. Outside, Edge grabs hold of his Gun For Hire and ... waves it off, yelling at Storm, “I’ll get you tomorrow night!!! The Rated R Superstar drags Albright away ... and the two heels begin to head for the back, receiving some astonishing heat from the ECW faithful.

Storm and Credible look at one another ... BEFORE GOING RIGHT OUT AFTER THE TWO MEN AND ATTACKING THEM ON THE AISLE!!!

The crowd cheers, as Edge and Albright are knocked on their asses, and The Impact Players beat them back towards the ringside area. Credible takes Albright, as Storm naturally gets his hands on his opponent tomorrow night, the World Heavyweight Champion Edge!!! Credible drags The Shooter right around the ringside area, before pointing to the crowd ... and pitching the young powerhouse into the front row!!! Following suit, Storm does the exact same with poor Edge, and the former ECW World Tag Team Champions swap over, with Storm now working over the man he was supposed to face tonight, Brent Albright, and Credible taking on The Ultimate Opportunist, all four men brawling through the crowd!!!

Every seat is a front seat in the ECW Arena, as The Impact Players really take it to their two adversaries amongst the masses. Credible ... HIP TOSSES EDGE INTO A PILE OF STACKED CHAIRS!!!!! Before the crowd can adjust to that ... ALBRIGHT SUPLEXES STORM ONTO EVEN MORE CHAIRS!!!!! The fans are on their feet (because there are no chairs left ) as Credible tees off on a grounded Edge, whilst Storm and Albright both get their hands on steel chairs at the same ... AND SWING THEM AT THE SAME TIME, SLAMMING AGAINST THE OTHER ONE!!! The chair duel goes on, until Albright’s fingers get caught and he drops his chair in pain ... AND STORM CRACKS HIM OVER THE HEAD!!!!!

Albright goes down in a heap, as The Impact Players begin working over the World Heavyweight Champion ... UNTIL ALBRIGHT DRILLS THEM BOTH WITH A CHAIR ACROSS THE BACK!!! Both Storm and Credible collapse, as The Gun For Hire begins brawling with the technical wizard Storm once more, and Credible and Edge do battle also. All four men battle back through the crowd towards the ringside area, with The Impact Players taking command again and tossing both Edge and Albright back over the guardrail to ringside. The tag team specialists roll the World Champion and his hired gun back into the ring, calling for John Finnegan to “RING THE BELL!”, which he does ... AND WE HAVE OURSELVES A TAG TEAM MATCH!!!!!

Impromptu Tag Team Match:
The Impact Players vs. World Hvywt. Chmp. Edge & Brent Albright
Despite being official, the match is just as chaotic as the brawl that proceeded it, as the four men continue to try to kill one another. Storm cuts Edge off up top and tosses him down to the canvas, before scoring with a big elbow drop off the top … but Albright takes his head off with a thunderous clothesline!! Storm manages to low bridge both of his opponents to the outside, before hitting the ropes … FLYING INTO EDGE AND ALBRIGHT WITH A BEAUTIFUL SUICIDE DIVE!! Credible launches himself into the fray as well, as the fight returns to the floor once more. The four men begin another exhilarating and violent tour of the crowd, this time on the opposite side of the arena, just KILLING each other with chair shots and slams and other high impact offense!! LITA appears from out of nowhere and tries to lend her man a hand … BUT IS TOSSED TO THE GROUND BY STORM WITH A SPLAT!! As the fight continues, Edge holds Storm’s arms and tells Lita to hit him with a chair. The former Women’s Champion grabs the weapon and swings … BUT STORM MOVES OUT OF THE WAY … AND LITA NAILS EDGE!!!!!
Storm lays the red-headed diva out on the table which Edge tried to set up earlier … as DAWN MARIE runs down to ringside and climbs to the top rope. Dawn … LEAPS OFF … SPLASHING LITA THROUGH THE TABLE!!!!! With the crowd going absolutely wild, The Impact Player begin to dominate both of their opponents inside the ring again, hitting simultaneous missile dropkicks off the top. Edge manages to catch Credible with a cheeky thumb to the eye … BUT GETS CAUGHT WITH A SUPERKICK OUT OF NOWHERE FROM STORM!!!!! Now it’s Albright’s turn to get double teamed, as he finds himself knocked all around the ring, much to the delight of the rabid Philly fans. Off a distraction … ALBRIGHT LOOKS FOR THE HALF-NELSON SUPLEX ON STORM … but gets arm dragged off, right into Credible, WHO GOES FOR THAT’S INCREDIBLE! … LOW BLOW FROM MICHELLE MCCOOL OUT OF THE BLUE!!! Before she can escape, Lance Storm grabs McCool … AND TRIES TO PUT HER IN THE SINGLE LEG CRAB … but Albright quickly drags him off and tosses him into the corner. Storm leaps up and springboards back off the top buckle with an incredible twisting crossbody press!! He waits for Albright to get up … AND GOES FOR ANOTHER SUPERKICK … but Albright swats his leg away and pounces on Storm’s right arm, dragging him down to the canvas, LOCKING IN THE CROWBAR!!!!!
Credible kicks McCool away and scurries in to break up the submission before Albright can force Storm to submit. The Gun For Hire swings at Credible … but gets caught with a backslide!! 1... 2... NO!! Albright trips Credible onto the middle rope and hits the far ones, drilling Credible in the face with his swinging knee attack!! He quickly grabs the former ECW World Heavyweight Champion and snaps his head down into the mat with his inverted neckbreaker!! Edge quickly dives in and makes the cover! 1... 2... NO!! A piece of the guardrail is ripped up and brought into play in the ring by Edge, who looks to powerbomb Justin Credible through it … SUPERKICK FROM STORM!!! Next to be unearthed from beneath the dreaded ECW ring is … A LADDER, which Storm props up in the corner.
Albright cuts Storm off and lifts him up … LOOKING FOR A POWERBOMB … BUT STORM COUNTERS INTO A HURRICANRANA … WAIT, NO HE DOESN’T … ALBRIGHT CATCHES HIM HALF WAY AND JUST SWINGS HIS HEAD INTO THE GUARDRAIL ERECTED IN THE CORNER!!!!! Credible quickly charges across the ring and clotheslines Edge back over the top to the outside!! As he turns around … Albright lunges at him with a clothesline … but Credible ducks and boots him in the gut … SETTING ALBRIGHT UP FOR THAT’S INCREDIBLE! … but Michelle McCool is back up on the apron, catching Credible’s attention! Credible races over, shoving the annoying blonde back down to the floor, before turning and charging at Albright again … but Albright ducks, goes behind … AND DUMPS CREDIBLE RIGHT ON HIS HEAD WITH THE HALF-NELSON SUPLEX!!!!! Storm tries desperately to get across, as Albright covers!! 1... 2... 3!!!
Winners - Edge and Albright via pinfall at 13:35.
Storm breaks it up, but it’s too late!!! Edge’s hired gun has earned him another one!!! The crowd ERUPTS into boos, and the trash starts to litter the ring, as Albright quickly gets the hell out of dodge, grabbing McCool and stumbling back up the aisle with a relieved look on his face. Edge meanwhile, requires (or rather demands)the assistance of at least half a dozen referees to help the World Heavyweight Champion, along with the wounded Lita, to the back. Storm watches from the ring unhappily, but still manages to salute the fans on his way out.


Footage of Terry Funk’s history in ECW plays, before we cut backstage and get a shot of Raw’s unpredictable ECW Commissioner walking down through the backstage area on his way to the ring.

{Commercials}

ECW video package plays, showcasing some of the most memorable moments from the company’s illustrious past.


***DESPERADO***

The ECW Arena comes to its feet with a thunderous response, shaking the very building right down to its core at the sight of ‘The Living Legend’ TERRY FUNK emerging through the entrance position. Dressed in his familiar red headband, jeans, and a sleeveless ‘ECW’ t-shirt, Funk waves a towel and his (gulp) infamous branding iron to the fans, before heading on down to the ring.


Joey Styles:
Here comes Terry Funk!! The man Eric Bischoff has nightmares about every single night has some important issues to address here tonight at WWE vs. ECW: Head to Head.

Shane Douglas:
You’ve got that right, Joey Styles. A former ECW World Heavyweight Champion himself, Funk’s only got four men on his team for tomorrow night’s Ultimate Jeopardy match. Something’s gotta change!!


Funk enters the ring and, after saluting the rabid fans once more, gets down to business, grabbing a microphone from ringside. His music begins to fade down, amplifying the crowd noise all over again, including the “TERRY” chants from ECW and “FUCK YOU TERRY” chants from Bischoff’s WWE entourage. With a wry smile on his face, The Funker turns to the hostile contingent.

Terry Funk:
If I could just say… if I could just say right now … if you swap my name for yours … that’s exactly what your good buddy Eric Bischoff has been doing to you for the last twenty years!!

~ OH!; Great pop from the ECW contingent, with Bischoff’s lackeys trying their best to shrug the insult off.

Terry Funk:
I am… I am glad your personal pimp managed to get you a front row seat to see your boys get ripped apart tonight.

~ Another explosion of cheers from the ECW side, with the WWE side booing the Commissioner.

Terry Funk:
Now, as much fun as that was … I’ve got some serious business to take care of tonight … because it has been far too long since I was last here in Philadelphia.

~ A cheap pop, as Funk smiles.

Terry Funk:
In fact … the last time I was here in Philadelphia … half of my arm was hanging off … and my… (rubs a hand over his face wildly) all this was covered… covered in blood! I came to Philadelphia almost ten years ago as the ECW World Heavyweight Champion … and tonight someone is going to leave as the first ECW World Heavyweight Champion in over FIVE years.

~ Mixed response from the ECW fans, with Funk nodding along in agreement.

Terry Funk:
And with… and with the revival of the ECW World Heavyweight Title it goes to show that my BOSS Vince McMahon really does not know what kind of HELL we in ECW are capable of unleashing.

~ Another thunderous outburst of cheers from the friendly side, as well as a nice chorus of “Fuck You Vince” chants for the hell of it.

Terry Funk:
But at least his company now has a title actually worth a damn!!

~ Great pop for this, which Bischoff’s sycophants try to overwhelm with a “WWE” chant, but they are quickly shut down with a much louder “EC-DUB” one. Funk turns to them, grinning.

Terry Funk:
I’m sorry, it might be my age … but I can’t hear a word you are saying. (Back to crowd) If Vince McMahon thinks he is adding another lowly, pathetic, meaningless, mid-card, piece of garbage Hardcore Title rip-off to his company … then I say whoever holds that title prove him wrong by going out there and putting on the kinds of matches that gets the fans up on their feet chanting you know what!!

~ They don’t need asking twice. The rowdy ECW fans respond with another booming “EC-DUB” chant, which the WWE lackeys can’t even dent. Funk points at the hired hands.

Terry Funk:
Now that… that I CAN hear. (Back to business) But … for now at least … I’m still the ECW Commissioner of this company, and I would just like to make a few quick… a few very quick announcements. Now, I know we said it was only going to be a ‘one night only’ deal … but after seeing how quickly the tickets for tonight and tomorrow night’s show sold … Vince McMahon has decided that on December 3rd of this year … the WWE will be returning to Philadelphia once again!!

~ An excited pop from the ECW half.

Terry Funk:
And that show will take place right here in the ECW Arena … when ECW once again shows the WWE how it is done … when we bring them ECW’s famous December To Dismember pay per view on December 3rd!!

~ Another loud pop, getting a grin for The Funker.

Terry Funk:
Now, as of right now … the WWE Championship is scheduled to be defended…

~ “BORING” chants start to filter out from the WWE section, drawing a wry smirk out of Funk, as he waves to the ECW portion for some support.

Terry Funk:
As of right now the WWE Championship is scheduled to be defended at December To Dismember to make up for it not being defended here tonight. Now … it might be The Big Show {crowd boos} … or it might be somebody else … but they WILL be putting that title on the line December 3rd in front of the finest fans in the world. But that… that’s six months away … that’s a long way in the future. This weekend isn’t about the WWE Championship. This weekend is about proving ECW’s dominance once and for all over that no-good JERK Eric Bischoff!!

~ Huge, over exaggerated pop from Bischoff’s mercenaries at the mention of the WWE, cueing an equally loud “FUCK WWE” chant from across the building.

Terry Funk:
We asked for it … and we got it. Five of the very best the WWE has to offer going up against five of the very best ECW has to offer … inside a steel cage. No one has done more to put ECW out of business over course of it’s existence than Eric Bischoff … and tomorrow night we get the opportunity to put HIM out of business by ending his career once and for ALL!! And in case… in case you think I’m coming into this match a little underprepared … I went out and recruited the meanest … toughest … nastiest … baddest son of a bitch that I could find to be in my team’s corner tomorrow night. Some people know him as the less annoying colour commentator over on WWE’s Friday night show … but we in ECW will forever know him as one of the greatest ECW World Heavyweight Champions of all time, the Human Suplex Machine … TAZ!

~ THUNDEROUS pop for The Human Suplex Machine, with the “TAZ” chants shaking the building to its very foundations.

Terry Funk:
But that still leaves me one man short on my team. Eric Bischoff seems fine to go into this battle with the clichéd ‘mystery partner’ tactic in his back pocket … but I’m not. Quite frankly … I’d like a Rob Van Dam in there leading my troops.

~ HUGE pop for Mr. Monday Night, and the “RVD” fill the ECW Arena.

Terry Funk:
But I know… I know that isn’t going to happen. There was one other man who people have been clamouring for me to include in my team … but as far as I am concerned, that is not going to happen either. He has been asking for this, and he has been asking for that … so I have decided that I do not WANT a selfish, ungrateful PUNK like him on my team.

~ The crowd boos and lets Funk hear the “SABU” chants.

Terry Funk:
Besides … when I look into the ECW locker room, I see enough hungry sets of eyes staring back at me to know that there are enough proud, honourable, reliable men out there willing to shed blood, sweat and tears … willing to put their very LIVES on the line … all for the sake of…

~ The increased volume of both sets of fans stops Funk mid-sentence, and ECW’s Commissioner follows the noise with his eyes to the entrance area … where ‘THE GAME’ TRIPLE H appears.


Joey Styles:
Uh … what the hell??

Shane Douglas:
Have you ever seen a guy look more out of place than Triple H does right now in the ECW Arena, Joey Styles?


To say that the reaction is mixed would be the understatement of the millennium; there are those in the ECW section and the WWE section that hate Hunter’s fucking guts, and they let him know it.


Joey Styles:
Not the kind of response The Game is used to getting.

Shane Douglas:
You blame ‘em?

Joey Styles:
Not at all.


The Cerebral Assassin, dressed casually in a black ‘King of Kings’ t-shirt and sweats, walks slowly down to the ring with water bottle in hand, as Funk turns to face him. He ignores the middle fingers which are thrust in his face from all directions, as well as the derogatory chants flung at him, and calmly enters the ring. Hearing the comments from the crowd, Funk turns to them.

Terry Funk:
You know… you know it almost makes me laugh … it almost makes me laugh that just a few months ago … your boss was down on his knees kissing this guy’s ass … until he found a bigger one!!

~ Another huge outpouring of cheers from the ECW side, as Terry confronts Trips.

Terry Funk:
And what … can I do for you … Mr. Helmsley?

~ Hunter asks for it, and Funk hands him the mic. The Game turns around, gazing at the two warring fan factions and waiting for some semblance of quiet.

Triple H:
Y’know, Terry … I’m not out here to steal your thunder…

~ Before he can say anything else, Helmsley is distracted by some dickhead in the first row.

Triple H:
Right … you’re five foot nothing … fat … wear glasses … and look like Dusty Rhode’s asshole turned inside out … and I’M the ...??

~ Funk enjoys that; the WWE fan whom it was directed at doesn’t.

Triple H:
Y’see, Terry … you might want a Rob Van Dam on your team tomorrow night … but quite frankly you’re looking at all your dreams … come true.

~ Definite mixed reaction.

Triple H:
I am a ten-time World Champion I ended the career of ‘The Hardcore Legend’ Mick Foley inside Hell in a Cell … and I have beaten EVERY, SINGLE, MEMBER of Eric Bischoff’s team!!

~ Boos for ego of The Game.

Triple H:
…Well, except for Mike Awesome, but he doesn’t count. These people might want to see somebody like Rob Van Dam break his neck by jumping off the top of cages and ladders … but that isn’t what gets the job done. What gets the job done is when I cave in my opponent’s skull with a sledgehammer … or Pedigree him face-first onto a pile of thumbtacks! That’s what gets the damn job done!!

~ Funk seems impressed, but the two sets of fans continue to degrade Trips with various chants; ECW go with “SHUT THE FUCK UP”, whilst WWE decide to chant “SELLOUT” at The Game.

Triple H:
I know… I know you’re all wondering why an upstanding guy like me would ever want to join forces with a group of low-lives like ECW … and especially that prick Kurt Angle … but do I have to remind you that the whole Goddamn reason I came back to the WWE after my injury was to prove to the entire WORLD that WrestleMania was nothing but A FLUKE!! I am BETTER than Rob Van Dam … and if I have to reinstate him to do it … then so, be, it.

~ Funk frowns, but nods all the same.

Triple H:
So if you want to throw your career down the TOILET … then by all means pick Stevie Richards for your team. But if you want someone to go out there… more VIOLENT than any ECW wrestler there has ever been … more brutal, more deadly, more cunning, more sadistic … if you want the most EVIL FUCKING BASTARD IN THE BUSINESS TODAY … Terry Funk, then look no further than the man standing right across from you … because I am that man … I AM THE GAME … and I am thatdamngood.

~ The passionate plea gets a bit more of a mixed response from the ECW contingent this time, as a fired up Triple H thrusts the mic back at a rather startled Funk.

Terry Funk:
And I am supposed to put you in my team … even though everybody knows you would like nothing more than to rip Rob Van Dam’s head off?

~ After another sip of water, H leans in to the mic.

Triple H:
… I’m a patient man, Mr. Funk.

~ Funk smiles and leans back.

Terry Funk:
Do you want to know something? Back in 1989 if some other bastard than me had forced Ric Flair out of the business no force of God’s green earth would have been able to stop me from bringing that son of a bitch back … and I can see the exact same fire in your eyes, Triple H. Sometime s hate … can be more powerful than love. Mr. Helmsley… (extends his hand) welcome to the team.

~ With a huge, satisfied grin on his bearded face, Helmsley grasps Funk’s hand and shakes it vigorously, drawing another huge mixed reaction from all in attendance, definitely leaning towards heat. Trips grins at both sets of fans, mouthing, “Live with it.” Funk turns back to the WWE ones.

Terry Funk:
Take a good look at the main event tonight, ladies and gentlemen … because that is EXACTLY what will be happening to your team tomorrow!!

~ Bischoff’s groupies angrily leap to their feet to heckle the Commish, but the zany Funk struts over to the ECW side instead.

Terry Funk:
C’MON, LET ‘EM HAVE IT!!

~ Right on cue, the “EC-DUB” chants begin, instantly drowning out any sounds from the WWE crew, as Funk grins sadistically in their direction, and Triple H leans against the ropes, looking out at the sea of humanity with a rather blank expression on his face.

Joey Styles:
Triple H a part of Team ECW? What- what reality are we in??

Shane Douglas:
Last time I checked we were still in the same one, Joey Styles. I think this is a smart move from Terry Funk. It’s no secret that Triple H has problems with Rob Van Dam, Kurt Angle AND ECW … but wouldn’t you rather have that sadistic bastard with you … instead of against you?? I know I would.

{Commercials}

**VIDEO PACKAGE**

Narrator: Blood has been spilled …

Shawn Michaels nailing John Cena with a steel chair.

Narrator: Tears have been shed …

Cena being stretchered out on a gurney.

Narrator: Wars have been waged …

HBK holding up Cena’s dog tags.

Narrator: Battle lines have been drawn …

Cena FU’ing Michaels at WrestleMania.

Narrator: Enemies have been made …

Elbow Drop through the announce table at Backlash.

Narrator: All in the name …

Cena and Michaels both bloody and enraged.

“Of …”

Quick, rapid shots of everything Cena and HBK have done to one another this year.

“… Vengeance.”



“WWE Vengeance, June 25th, 8/7CT, live on pay-per-view”

**VIDEO ENDS**


Singles Match; Non-Title:
U.S Chmp. Rey Misterio, Jr. vs. ‘The Japanese Buzzsaw’ Yoshihiro Tajiri
It’s a cautious opening from the old rivals, each man knowing the other so well. They feel each other out for a few minutes, with Rey taking care to avoid Tajiri’s lethal kicks. They spill to the floor, before getting back in the ring, where tempers start to flare and kicks start to fly! Mysterio takes The Japanese Buzzsaw off his feet with a couple of arm drags, before going after the legs of the former ECW World Heavyweight Champion, trying to negate his offence. Tajiri turns the tables on Rey-Rey though, and starts to work over the United States Champion’s arm. The strikes of Tajiri become fiercer and fiercer as he goes on, until Mysterio manages to counter a wheelbarrow suplex attempt into an arm drag, followed by a basement dropkick, taking Tajiri’s legs from under him. Rey sends Tajiri into the ropes … AND HE GOES FOR THE HANDSPRING ELBOW … BUT REY DROPKICK HIM IN THE BACK!!
The Japanese Buzzsaw rolls to the floor to try and regain his senses. But Mysterio isn’t done with him yet … AND LAUNCHES HIMSELF OVER THE ROPES WITH A TWISTING CORKSCREW PLANCHA, WIPING TAJIRI OUT!!! The crowd starts to get behind the U.S Champion a little more, as Rey rolls Tajiri back inside and heads up top. The Buzzsaw is quickly up though and hurls Mysterio from the top all the way down to the floor!!
After scoring a near fall back inside the ring, Tajiri begins to target the arm of Mysterio again, bending it in all sorts of horrendous positions. Rey manages to counter an arm wringer into an arm drag, gaining a momentary reprieve. He charges at Tajiri, flipping up the Japanese superstar as though going for a hurricanrana … but Tajiri quickly tosses him away … AND DELIVERS A SCINTILLATING KICK RIGHT TO THE INJURED ARM!! The crowd “ooh’s” and “ah’s”, as Mysterio grabs his arm in pain … AND TAJIRI SPINS ROUND, KICKING REY’S HEAD OFF WITH A BRUTAL BACK KICK TO THE FACE!!! The crowd “OH’s” and applauds, as Tajiri poses in his usual bizarre manner, before covering. 1... 2... NO!! Tajiri goes back to Rey’s arm, working it over a bit more, before delivering another awesome kick right to the elbow, dropping the U.S Champion instantly!! 1... 2... NO!!
The plucky underdog Mysterio tries to fight out of the corner with kicks of his own, even managing to knock the Buzzsaw off his feet momentarily. Rey heads up top … but his damaged arm slows him off … AND TAJIRI CUTS HIM OFF WITH ANOTHER RASPING KICK TO THE TEMPLE!! He follows Rey up and looks for a superplex … but Rey shoves him off … BEFORE DIVING DOWN AND CONNECTING WITH A TORNADO DDT!! 1... 2... NO!! Now it’s the United States Champion who takes command, as he comes flying off the ropes with a beautiful springboard crossbody press!! 1... 2... NO!! Mysterio gets a roll up … but Tajiri sits down. 1... 2... NO!! Rey rolls forwards. 1... 2... NO!! Tajiri slingshots Mysterio over the top rope … but he lands on the apron!! Rey quickly catches Tajiri with a body scissors, bringing him head over heels to the outside!! As The Japanese Buzzsaw gets up … Rey dives off the apron with senton, turning it into another hurricanrana on thje floor!! Mysterio rolls Tajiri back inside … BEFORE COMING OFF THE TOP WITH A SPRINGBOARD SENTON … but Tajiri moves out of the way and catches Rey with a quick kick to the mid-section!
The Buzzsaw grabs hold of Mysterio and tries to toss him through the ropes … BUT REY SOMEHOW TURNS IT INTO A MODIFIED 619 TO TAJIRI’S GUT!!! The crowd doesn’t like this manoeuvre at all, but Rey still phones it in … AND GOES FOR THE WEST COAST POP … BUT TAJIRI CATCHES HIM IN MID-AIR AND POWERBOMBS MYSTERIO INTO THE MAT!! 1... 2... NO!! Rey gets caught coming into the corner, as Tajiri alley-oops him overhead … but Mysterio lands on the top rope with incredible balance and launches himself back onto Tajiri with a moonsault press!! 1... 2... NO!! Tajiri quickly kicks out and delivers a few more devastating kicks to Rey’s injured arm. He then gets Mysterio in the ropes … LOCKING IN THE TARANTULA!!!
The crowd gives a big pop for this old school Tajiri manoeuvre, but the ref quickly gets him to break it. The Japanese Buzzsaw waits, poised, to deliver one final knockout kick to the head … AND HE GOES FOR IT … BUT REY DUCKS IT, CATCHING TAJIR’S BACK LEG AND TRIPPING HIM ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE!! The ECW crowd doesn’t exactly cheer, as Mysterio hits the ropes … NAILING TAJIRI WITH THE 619!!!!! The Buzzsaw goes down in a heap, and the U.S Champion quickly leaps up, SPRINGBOARDING OFF THE TOP ROPE AND NAILING TAJIRI WITH A BIG SPLASH!!! 1... 2... 3!!!
Winner - Rey Mysterio via pinfall at 11:25.
Philly doesn’t love the result, but they don’t shit on it either, as Rey has his hand raised and grabs his title belt. He manages to find a microphone at ringside too and breathlessly speaks into it, “Tomorrow night, Dean … you and me, man. You better be ready … ‘cause I sure as hell am.”

{Commercials}

Backstage, ECW’s resident pussy lickin’ king, Joel Gertner catches up with two of the members of Team Raw, Mr. Money in the Bank Carlito and ‘The Masterpiece’ Chris Masters. It’s an hilarious exchange between Gertner and ‘Lito, with the rotund original confusing CCC with his bizarre innuendo laden questions about his apple and his relationship with The Masterpiece. Eventually, Carly gets Masters to gag Gertner and cuts a promo directly to the camera, promising victory tonight and tomorrow, as well as promising to reveal the identity of the Raw team’s corner man ... tonight!


One on One; Non-Title Match:
CW Champ ‘The Notorious K.I.D’Kid Kash vs. ‘The Insane Luchadore’Super Crazy
The match starts out at a frantic pace as you would expect, with Super Crazy desperate to score a victory that would almost guarantee him a shot at the Cruiserweight Title in the future. He catches Kid Kash with numerous pinning combinations, frustrating The Notorious K.I.D, before finally clotheslining him over the top rope to the floor. The Insane Luchadore comes off the ropes … AND SOARS OVER THE TOP WITH A MASSIVE SOMERSAULT HELO RIGHT ONTO KID KASH!!! As the “Holy Shit” and “EC-Dub” chants begin, Crazy gets KK back inside the ring. 1... 2... NO!! He starts hammering away on Kash in the corner, as Philly counts along in Spanish … but the Cruiserweight Champion quickly carries the Mexican out and dumps him throat-first over the top rope!! As soon as Crazy makes it back up to his feet, Kash nails him with a swinging neckbreaker out of the corner!! 1... 2... NO!!
KK connects with another neckbreaker, trying to soften the luchador up for the Dead Level. 1... 2... NO!! Kash starts to wear Crazy down on the mat, with the crowd getting on his case, not used to such methodical offence from The Notorious K.I,D. Super Crazy mounts a small comeback … but Kash cuts him off quickly with a reverse elbow to the face. 1... 2... NO!! After wearing the Mexicool down on the canvas some more, Kash goes for a vertical suplex … only for Crazy to counter with one of his own!! Before Crazy can go for the cover though, KK jumps right back on him, applying the front chancery down on the mat and delivery some stiff, Austin Aries-like knees to the face and top of the head of the high-flier, doing even more damage to the neck. 1... 2... NO!! Once again. KK sucks the life out of both Super Crazy and the match with a tight neck vice down on the both, laughing at the disgust of the fans.
Crazy battles back up to his feet though and hits the ropes … but runs right into a sleeper from Kash … but Crazy drops down and surprises KK with a quick roll up!! 1... 2... NO!! Kash quickly breaks free … AND CRACKS SUPER CRAZY WITH A SICKENING KICK RIGHT TO THE TOP OF THE HEAD!! “Ooh’s” and “ah’s” ring out, as Kash positions Crazy in the middle of the ring and goes up top. Kash GOES FOR THE BANK ROLL … but Crazy rolls out of the way … and Kash manages incredibly to land on his feet … BUT RUNS RIGHT INTO A TILT-A-WHIRL BACKBREAKER!! Super Crazy takes Kash down a few more times, before connecting with one of his patented standing moonsaults!! 1... 2... NO!! After blocking a charge in the buckle, Crazy quickly scoots up top and CONNECTS WITH A BIG MISSILE DROPKICK!!
1... 2... NO!! The Insane Luchaore heads back up top … AND GOES FOR A MOONSAULT … BUT THERE’S NOBODY HOME!! Kash rolls out of the way and quickly goes for another kick to the head … BUT CRAZY WIPES HIM OUT WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK!! 1... 2... NO!! Kash regains the advantage with a quick neckbreaker, before tossing Crazy into the corner and charging in. The Mexican moves out of the way and Kash eats the buckle. Crazy charges … but KK rolls him up, grabbing the tights!! 1... 2... NO!! Kash GOES FOR THE DEAD LEVEL … but Crazy drives his knee down into the top of his head and drops down behind him. With Kash stunned, Crazy nips up to the second buckle and LEAPS OFF … but gets caught with a boot to the gut … AND PLANTED WITH THE MONEY MAKER!!! 1... 2... NO!!
The crowd can’t believe it, and the champion is equally stunned. He hammers away on Super Crazy before whipping him to the buckle. He charges … but Crazy launches him overhead, causing KK to collide with the turnbuckle face-first!! Super Crazy charges … but Kash sends him overhead into the buckle too … but Crazy lands on his feet!! Before Kid Kash knows what’s happening … SUPER CRAZY LEAPS OFF, TAKING KASH OVER WITH THE HURRICANRANA … BUT KASH TURNS IT INTO A POWERBOMB … COMPLETE WITH FOLDING PRESS … AND HIS FEET ON THE ROPES!!! 1... 2... 3!!!
Winner - Kid Kash via pinfall at 9:55.
The crowd boos, but the result wouldn’t have been in down anyway; the powerbomb was enough to put Super Crazy away. The luchador is helped from the ring, now with a huge grudge match against Tajiri to prepare for, leaving Kid Kash posing in the ring with his belt…



***SCAPEGOAT***

The ECW Arena delivers a strong outbreak of “OH’s”, which quickly turn into LOUD cheers, and Kid Kash stops his showboating to turn angrily and face the entrance. After a few moments ... ‘The New F’N Show’ JERRY LYNN steps appears, in his tights, with an ‘ECW’ t-shirt over the top. Lynn also carries a title belt with him as he heads down to the ring, where The Notorious K.I.D throws his own belt down and tells Lynn to get inside.

Jerry rolls inside and walks right past the angry Cruiserweight Champion, climbing the far turnbuckle and saluting the crowd, drawing an explosion of “NEW F’N SHOW” chants from the Philly masses. Stepping down, Lynn grabs a microphone from ringside and walks up to KK, who has his title back on his shoulder.

Jerry Lynn:


~ “NEW FUCKIN’ SHOW! NEW FUCKIN’ SHOW! NEW FUCKIN’ SHOW! NEW FUCKIN’ SHOW!”

Jerry Lynn:
I wouldn’t look so worried if I was you, Kash … I know everyone’s been kickin’ your ass as of late … but trust me… if I was gonna kick you ass … we wouldn’t be havin’ this conversation.

~ Cheers, as Kash pats his belt angrily.

Jerry Lynn:
As a matter of fact, Kid Kash, I came out here to congratulate you. Since RVD’s been gone … you’ve really been the only guy flyin’ the flag for ECW … and doin’ a helluva a job at it.

~ Mixed response, as KK holds his arms out, giving an arrogant little twirl to the fans.

Jerry Lynn:
But I also came out here to let you know that as of right now … I am answering your open challenge for tomorrow night in New York City in the Hammerstein.

~ Lynn points right in Kash’s face, which the champ obviously doesn’t appreciate.

Jerry Lynn:
So I’ll make this real simple, kid… you may have made the Cruiserweight Championship into the most respected wrestling title in the WWE today … but that’s nothing compared to what Rob Van Dam went through to make the… (holds up the belt he is carrying) ECW TV Title what it was … and as far as I’m concerned… this belt will always be the top belt in all of professional wrestling.

~ As the crowd cheers, a rather flustered KK snatches the mic out of Lynn’s hand, saying, “Gimme that thing, gimme that thing.”

Kid Kash:
Wait a second, wait a second … … who’s this “RVD” fella’ again?

~ Boos, as Jerry rolls his eyes.

Kid Kash:
Oh yeah, that’s right… my mistake… silly me… I know him… he’s the guy who used to be what I am right now … the top damn wrestler in the WWE AND ECW.

~ Big-time heat, as Lynn mouthes, “Is that right?”

Kid Kash:
So I hope I’m makin’ myself real clear to ya, Jerry … ‘cause I’ve got a heck of a lotta’ respect for what you and RVD did for that TV Title right there… I title I held, I might add. And it’s only ‘cause o’ that respect that you ain’t findin’ Kid Kash’s foot up your ass right now, grandpa.

~ OH!; Lynn smiles wryly, as the crowd gets on Kash’s case.

Kid Kash:
But but… ol’ Double K is such an upstandin’ guy … … and because you’re much bigger than I remember…

~ Kash shrugs, going, “It’s true, what?” As the crowd laughs and Jerry smirks.

Kid Kash:
What I’m gonna do … is shake your hand … and hold these ropes open for you like a gentleman.

Kash nonchalantly tosses his mic down to the mat and extends his hand. Jerry Lynn looks at it warily at first, as the crowd boos the apparent sincerity of the Cruiserweight Champion, sensing a possible sucker punch. KK doesn’t pay them any heed though, and keeps his eyes locked on the former ECW World Heavyweight Champion. He obviously wins him over too, as Jerry .., accepts the handshake, and the two men seal the deal, making their match for tomorrow night in New York City official.

Philly gives a nice pop, obviously eager to see such match for themselves, but respecting the athletes nonetheless. Just as he promised, Kash breaks away from the handhake and heads over to the ropes, which he sits down on, holding them open for the respected veteran. Lynn steps through to leave the ring ... ONLY FOR KASH TO YANK THE MIDDLE ROPE INTO JERRY’S CROTCH!!!

The Arena EXPLODES into boos, as Jerry Lynn goes tumbling down to the canvas, and the despicable Cruiserweight Champion quickly goes to work, pounding away on the veteran with more right hands, keeping him down on his knees!! With Lynn down, KK backs off ... AND PUNTS HIM RIGHT IN THE HEAD!! This sets him up perfectly, as Kash applies the front face lock and lifts Lynn up, GOING FOR THE DEAD LEVEL ... but Jerry knees him in the head and lands behind, drilling Kash with a boot to the gut! The crowd ROARS, as Lynn sets the Cruiserweight Champion up ... BEFORE SPIKING HIM ON TOP OF HIS HEAD WITH THE CRADLE PILEDRIVER!!!

Kid Kash flops around like a fish out of water, overselling the manoeuvre to the max, as the crowd cheers with delight. Lynn grabs both belts off the mat, as well as a mic and stands over his fallen foe...

Jerry Lynn:
… … …See you tomorrow night … … champ.

‘Scapegoat’ hits once again, as Jerry tosses the Cruiserweight Title down on top of Kash, before climbing the turnbuckle and posing some more, receiving a lot of cheers. He finally exits the ring and makes his way to the back, slapping hands with every fan along the way.

Once he is gone, we return to the ring, where Kid Kash is only just starting to come to. He looks awake, but seems insistent of being assisted from the ring by as many officials as he can muster. Once about half a dozen are in the ring, Kash allows himself to be escorted out, holding his title belt dearly and talking angrily into the camera, “I’m still the champ. Ain’t nobody takin’ this away from me. Ya’ll have ta’ kill me.”

{Commercials}

**VIDEO PACKAGE**

We open up to a black screen before the image of an American flag fluttering in the breeze appears before us, before quickly cutting to Edge holding the World Heavyweight Championship.

Narrator: A champion without honor…

Footage of Edge defeating The Undertaker using the ropes.

Narrator: A champion without decency…

Images of Edge taking advantage of the melee at Judgment Day to Spear Rey Mysterio and retain his title.

Narrator: A champion without loyalty…

Shot of Edge nailing Batista with the steel chair and pinning Finlay on SmackDown.

Narrator: A champion without conscience…

Clips of Edge paying ‘The Gun For Hire’ Brent Albright to do his bidding.

Narrator: A champion who stands against the values of this great nation…

Flashing shots of the men who could be involved in The Great American Tournament Finals at Saturday Night’s Main Event.





Narrator: Which of these proud Americans will stand up for truth, justice and the American way?

Quick shots of Jamie Noble hitting the Tiger Driver, Rey Mysterio giving the 619, and Batista nailing the Batista Bomb.

Narrator: Which of them will be...

Brent Albright connecting with the Half-Nelson Suplex; Hardcore Holly hitting the Alabama Slam, and Johnny Nitro drilling some poor bastard with the Corkscrew Neckbreaker.

“The Great...”

Mr. Kennedy dropping somebody with the Green Bay Plunge, Booker T nailing the scissors kick, and Matt Hardy with a Twist Of Fate.

“...American.”



“WWE The Great American Bash, July 23rd, 8/7CT, live on pay-per-view”

***

When we return, the crowd is on their feet, booming with “ANGLE” chants, as the Olympic Gold Medallist himself KURT ANGLE has taken over the ring.

Joey Styles:
(Into his headset)
Are we back on? Are we on?? Ladies and gentlemen, we’re glad you’re back … do not adjust your television set … that is indeed former WWE Champion Kurt Angle standing in the middle of an ECW ring … wearing an ECW shirt!!

Shane Douglas:
That’s a heckuva’ sight, Joey Styles!!

Dressed to compete, in his black ECW singlet, Angle hands his medals through the ropes and grabs a microphone…

Kurt Angle:
Now, I don’t know about everyone else … … but I came to Philadelphia lookin’ for a FIGHT!!!

~ HUGE pop, as Angle foams at the mouth.

Kurt Angle:
So I don’t who it is … … but if one of those BITCHES from Raw isn’t out here in five seconds … I’m gonna come back there … … AND DRAG YOUR ASSES OUT!!!

~ More thunderous cheers, while Angle paces like a caged lion, giving them to allocated five seconds…





***WELLLLLL … WELL IT’S THE BIG SHOW***

Business well and truly picks up and the crowd “OH’s” with a mixture of delight, disgust, terror, and excitement, as the 500lb WWE Champion THE BIG SHOW comes storming down to the ring, with his obese manager Paul Bearer waddling along beside him.

There’s no hanging about from the giant, as he rolls inside the ring, jumps up to his feet ... AND THE FIGHT IS ON BETWEEN HE AND KURT ANGLE IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ECW RING!!!

Joey Styles:
Oh my God!!

The crowd goes fucking BERSERK, as ECW’s John Finnegan and Raw’s Mike Chioda quickly slide inside and call for the bell!!


RAW vs. ECW; Anything Goes Match:
Angle and Big Show continue to trade bombs in the middle of the ring as the crowd goes wild … until CHRIS MASTERS AND KEN DOANE rush into the ring, jumping the Olympic Gold Medallist from behind!! The crowd boos as the three Raw superstars beat down Angle in the corner … but BALLS MAHONEY AND THE SANDMAN hit the scene, pairing off with Masters and Doane, allowing Angle to continue his war with the WWE Champion!! Angle manages to knock the 500lber through the ropes to the outside, where he continues to beat on the giant, as Balls savages Doane, and Sandman whales away on The Masterpiece. Grabbing hold of the man who took the WWE Title from him, Angle leads Big Show towards the entrance stage, bouncing him off all the walls and guardrails on the way. The two enemies eventually disappear through the curtain to the back, but our camera quickly picks them up again in the backstage area, still brawling away…

THE LIGHTS GO OUT BACKSTAGE!!

Our screen is completely black for a few moments and all we can hear is the sound of scuffling and the clash of metal … until the lights come back up…

KURT ANGLE HAS BEEN LAID OUT!! HE IS A BLOODY MESS!!

Angle has been completely incapacitated by a mystery assailant, as a dazed Big Show staggers back up to his feet and heads for the ring, where MIKE AWESOME now appears having come through the crowd. Both men enter the ring and jump the previously dominant duo of Balls and Sandman as the crowd continues to boo the hell out of them.
The four Raw superstars have their way with the two ECW wrestlers, choking them down in the corner and just continuing to do more damage … until the crowd suddenly starts going NUTS … as TOMMY DREAMER hobbles down to the ring, crutch and all, wielding a steel chair!! The Raw guys don’t notice him, as Dreamer rolls into the ring, grabs hold of Awesome, spins the big man around … AND WAFFLES AWESOME WITH THE CHAIR … AND ONE FOR DOANE … AND THEN ONE FOR MASTERS … AND FINALLY A SHOT FOR THE BIG SHOW!!! The ECW Arena is on its feet, the “TOMMY” chants reverberating all around the building, as a fired up Dreamer screams into the night … but Mike Awesome kicks his ankle out from under him! The boos flood in, as Awesome quickly goes after the injured man, soon joined by the man responsible for those injuries: Ken Doane. Sandman and Balls try to come to their teammates aid, but they are overwhelmed by number again … until MASATO TANAKA hits the ring and starts laying into Bischoff’s hired guns with everything he’s got!!
The crowd roars at the sight of Tanaka unloading on every Raw wrestler in sight, and it fires the rest of the ECW crew up enough for them to dump their opponents either through or over the ropes to the floor. The only man left is poor Chris Masters, who tries to hammer away on Tanaka in the corner … until he senses the presence of the three men standing behind him and slowly turns around. The crowd laughs at The Masterpiece’s face … but he goes for the cheap shot anyway, only to be beaten down by Balls, Sandman and Dreamer. Team ECW then all grab ‘Piece and HURL him over the top rope into his three teammates on the floor below!! The action continues out there with the fired up ECW alumni going right after their rivals: Dreamer takes Awesome, Sandman takes Doane, Tanaka takes Masters, and Balls takes The Big Show. The violence continues all around the arena for some time, as the eight men even fight through the crowd, hitting each other with everything they can get their hands on. After a while Big Show completely annihilates Balls Mahoney on the outside, only to be struck in the head by a chair shot courtesy of The Sandman!
Inside the ring, a hobbling Tommy Dreamer works over big Mike Awesome for a while, before the two-time traitor manages to pitch the plucky Dreamer through the ropes to the floor. Quickly coming off the ropes, AWESOME SOARS OVER THE TOP ROPE WITH AN INCREDIBLE SUICIDE DIVE, WIPING OUT TOMMY DREAMER!! As the crowd goes wild, back in the ring Big Show connects with a sidewalk slam to The Sandman right across a steel chair, going for the first cover of the match. 1... 2... NO!! Big Show sets Sandman up, turns, and runs off the ropes … but Balls Mahoney comes out of nowhere, wiping the big man out with a dropkick! As the WWE Champion reels, both Balls and Sandman quickly grab him … LIFTING BIG SHOW UP AND SUPLEXING HIM ON THE CHAIR!! The crowd explodes, as Sandman covers. 1... 2... NO!! Ken Doane is quickly in to make sure and he takes the fight to The Sandman on the floor. Big Show goes to the outside as well, leaving Mahoney alone inside the ring … but Awesome jumps him from behind! The big former ECW World Heavyweight Champion beats the crap out of Balls, before tossing him to the buckle and charging in … only to be kicked right in the mouth! Outside the ring, Ken Doane manages to pitch Sandman into the crowd, but not before The Big Show is whacked in the head by yet another chair shot from Tommy Dreamer.
Dreamer hops onto the apron and sticks the chair in front of Mike Awesome’s face … AND BALLS MAHONEY HITS A RUNNING SPLASH TO THE CHAIR RIGHT INTO AWESOME!! Awesome staggers out and gets drilled with a right hand from Balls, followed by another, “BALLS”, and another (“BALLS”) and a third (“BALLS”) before going for the big one ("Whooooooaaa Balls!”) … but Ken Doane cuts him off with a hard chair shot to the back!! Balls goes down in a heap and Doane moves in for the kill … but Tommy Dreamer pulls the chair away from the youngster and tosses it away. The Heart and Soul of ECW comes face to face with the man who broke his ankle just over a week ago … and the two men start trading blows in the middle of the ring! Doane gets the better of it and comes off the ropes … but Dreamer catches him, and DUMPS HIM WITH THE DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! 1... 2... NO!! The crowd can’t believe it, and Dreamer holds his head in his hands. Getting himself all fired up, he drags Doane back to his feet and sets him up for the DDT, letting out a great roar of “E … C …

THE LIGHTS GO OUT IN THE ARENA THIS TIME!!!

All of the fans in attendance are stunned, not knowing what to make of the bizarre goings on, as the lights flicker and flash before coming back on…





AND CARLITO IS IN THE RING!!!

Hearing the screams of the crowd, Dreamer looks around … AND CARLITO SPITS APPLE RIGHT IN DREAMER’S FACE!!! Thunderous boos ring out, as Dreamer drops Doane in order to clutch at his blinded face … and ‘Lito tosses the Money in the Bank briefcase at him … which Tommy instinctively catches … CARLITO NAILS DREAMER WITH THE VAN DAMINATOR!!! The ECW Arena goes INSANE, as Carlito pops right back up, even parodying Rob Van Dam’s thumb taunt right into the camera.
There is a table set up at ringside though … and Balls Mahoney quickly knocks the celebrating Mr. Money in the Bank through the ropes, before positioning him on the table ominously. With the crowd firmly behind him, Balls quickly scrambles up to the top rope, preparing to drive CCC through the wood…

BUT THE LIGHTS GO OUT IN THE ARENA FOR A SECOND TIME!!!

Once again the boos and sounds of confusion can be heard from the fans, as well as from the equally perplexed wrestlers involved. We see a few flashing images, but nothing distinguishable until the lights come back up…







IT’S JERRY ‘THE KING’ LAWLER!!!!!!

Philadelphia LOSES IT’S FUCKING MIND, as The King stands in the middle of the ring, microphone in hand, crown and all, with a huge, evil grin on his face!! Still up top, Ball Mahoney stares at Lawler in amazement … AND MIKE AWESOME RUSHES UP FROM BEHIND, LAUNCHING BALLS OFF THE TOP THROUGH THE TABLE BELOW!!! Huge “OH’s” and “Holy Shit” chants ring out at the sight of Mahoney being damn-near broken in half, and The King loves every second of it, leaning over the ropes and cackling at the fallen man in his hideous screech.

Jerry Lawler:
HA-HA!! LOOK AT THIS FAT PIECE OF CRAP RIGHT HERE!! ECW HASN’T CHANGED A BIT!!


Dreamer is on his hands and knees alone in the ring, and Lawler begins directing traffic again, as Doane and Awesome look to trap Tommy’s leg in the steel chair again … but in comes The Sandman to quickly make the save!! He tosses Awesome to the floor … but here comes The Big Show … BAM! RIGHT HAND TO THE SANDMAN, KNOCKING HIM THROUGH THE ROPES!!! The crowd groans, as Sandman hits the floor outside, and the WWE Champion follows him, picking his lifeless carcass up and dumping it into the audience, where he follows. Back inside the ring, Dreamer makes it up to his knee … AND DOANE CREAMS HIM WITH A STEEL CHAIR SHOT ACROSS THE SKULL!!!

Jerry Lawler:
YEAH!! HOW D’YOU LIKE THAT, TOMMY DREAMER, YOU DIRTY BUM?? COME- C’MON, BREAK IT!! BREAK HIS ANKLE AGAIN, KENNY!!

Dreamer is BLEEDING PROFUSELY and all alone, as Doane, Awesome, Carlito, and Jerry F’N Lawler stand over him. Between them they shove Dreamer’s already shattered ankle inside the chair, as Doane and Awesome begin to climb to the top rope. Just as Doane make it up … a rejuvenated Balls Mahoney scrambles up to the apron and grabs hold of the twenty-year-old’s leg in a vain effort to prevent him from leaping off.

Jerry Lawler:
LOOK AT- LOOK AT THAT!! LOOK AT THAT FAR PIECE OF GARBAGE!! I THOUGHT I GOT RID OF YOU SACK OF SHIT!! C’MERE!!

Doane struggles to get rid of Balls … AND THE KING RUSHES ACROSS THE RING, SMASHING THE MICROPHONE INTO BALLS’ FACE, KNOCKING HIM OFF THE APRON!!! As soon as Mahoney crashes into the guardrail, Doane SOARS OFF THE TOP WITH THE GUILLOTINE LEG DROP … DRIVING THE CHAIR INTO TOMMY DREAMER’S ANKLE!!!! “OH” cries the crowd, but it isn’t over yet … as MIKE AWESOME DIVES DOWN, CONNECTING THE AWESOME SPLASH ONTO THE CHAIR AND ANKLE AS WELL!!!!!!

Jerry Lawler:
HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAAAA!! OHHHHHHH, I THINK IT’S BROKEN FOR GOOD NOW!! ENJOY YOUR EARLY RETIREMENT, TOMMY DREAMER, YOU PIECE OF CRAP!! HEY, CARLITO … SHOW THESE MORONS HOW IT’S DONE!!

As the “Holy Shit” chants fill the building, Tommy Dreamer has actually passed out from the pain, as Lawler stands over him cackling evilly. Now it’s Carlito’s turn to head up top, as he perches atop the highest buckle with ease, takes a look around at the howling fans … and does the “ROB - VAN - DAM” thumb salute. He grins arrogantly … BEFORE LEAPING OFF THE TOP … NAILING THE UNCONSCIOUS TOMMY DREAMER WITH THE FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH!!!!! The heat is truly tremendous, with the WWE fans barely audible at this point. Though slightly winded, ‘Lito still manages to get on top of the lifeless Dreamer and hook both legs tight.

…1…

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…2…

……………

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!!!!!!!!!THREE!!!!!!!!
WINNERS -- TEAM RAW via pinfall @ 21:39.
Some truly THUNDEROUS heat fills the ECW Arena at the tolling of the bell, but the action barely slows down for a single second, as Awesome, Big Show, Masters, Doane, and The King all rush to various points of the ring to try and prevent the other ECW wrestlers (who immediately charge out from the back) from getting in!!! Even the men they just fought against, the likes of Tanaka, Sandman and Balls Mahoney are dumped out and are unable to get back inside. The King remains on the stick as he savagely goes about his business.

Jerry Lawler:
YEAH- YEAH, GET ‘EM!! KEEP ‘EM OUT!! HA-HA!! THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN TOMORROW NIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY, ECW!!

Carlito sits alongside poor Tommy Dreamer with his arms in the air and a huge shit-eating grin upon his face. More ECW wrestlers, including Terry Funk, flood the ringside area from the back to try and assist their comrades, but they don’t stand a chance, as the arrogant Mr. Money in the Bank dances around in the ring like an absolute jackass, drawing as much heat as humanly possible. All of a sudden, from the WWE side of the crowd … ERIC BISCHOFF appears and is allowed to quickly roll inside the ring and join his team.

Jerry Lawler:
HA-HA, YEAH!! NOW WE’RE TALKING!! THIS IS- THIS- THIS A TRUE LEADER!! ALL YOU BUMS TAKE A GOOD, LONG, HARD LOOK AT THE MAN WHO IS GOING TO PUT YOU OUT OF BUSINESS FOREVER!!!

Bischoff holds his hands in the air, drawing some more INCREDIBLE heat from the ECW crowd and a plethora of sycophantic applause from his hired guns. The Raw GM shares a sickening embrace with Lawler in the middle of the ring, before taking the mic.

Eric Bischoff:
HEY! HEY, ECW! TAKE A GUESS WHO’S GOING TO COACHING MY TEAM TOMORROW NIGHT??

As Mike Awesome stiffs Roadkill in the face on one side of the ring, King holds his arms up high, before turning around and flipping them off with another evil cackle.

Eric Bischoff:
YOU CAN TAKE THAT BALD-HEADED MIDGET TAZ AND SHOVE HIM UP YOUR ASS … BECAUSE I GIVE YOU … JERRY … ‘THE KING’ … LAWLERRRRRR!!!

King gives the crowd a little bow, almost losing his crown in the process, before quickly stomping down on Tommy Dreamer again. Bischoff begins yelling orders at his men, as they fight off the ECW locker room in their own backyard, evoking terrible memories of 1997…





“SURVIVE IF I LET YOU”

????????????

The ECW Arena GOES ABSOLUTELY NUTS … as TAZ COMES STRIDING DOWN TOWARDS THE RING!!

Joey Styles:
IT’S TAZ!! TAZ HAS SEEN ENOUGH!!

Shane Douglas:
This isn’t going to end well for Eric Bischoff, Joey Styles!!

Wearing his huge orange baseball jersey, with towel over his head, Taz stomps down to the ring in his usual ominous way, sending Bischoff and Lawler into a terrified frenzy inside the ring at the sight of the most feared ECW World Champion of all time. The Human Suplex Machine stops before the ring and…

THE BIG SHOW DECKS HIM WITH A RIGHT HAND OUT OF NOWHERE!!!

Philly goes ERUPTS into heat, as the WWE Champion damn-near busts Taz’s jaw with the most vicious blow imaginable, sending the New Yorker crashing into the guardrail!! Big Show quickly grabs hold of the color commentator AND LAUNCHES HIM INTO A GROUP OF ECW WRESTLERS TRYING TO GET INTO THE RING!!!

Joey Styles:
OH! THE WWE CHAMPION HAS JUST KNOCKED TAZ OUT!! I DON’T BELIEVE IT!!

Shane Douglas:
I guess The Big Show’s the one deciding whether or not people survive these days, Joey Styles!!

Bischoff and Lawler laugh their asses off in the ring, as Carlito leaps up to the top turnbuckle in order to get a better vantage point from which to piss all over (metaphorically) the ECW fans. Around the ring, Mike Awesome, Chris Masters and Ken Doane just continue to beat back the ECW alumni, leaving Terry Funk staring around with his hands on his head in complete and utter desperation…







“BEHOLD THE KING ... THE KING OF KINGS”

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IT’S TRIPLE H

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s just as loud, but nowhere near as positive as Taz’s reaction, as ‘THE KING OF KINGS’ TRIPLE H MAKES HIS WAY DOWN TO THE RING … SLEDGEHAMMER IN HAND!!

Joey Styles:
Is- Is Triple H coming to the aid of ECW?? I don’t believe what I’m seeing!! He’s already signed up to be part of our team tomorrow night in New York City, and now HERE HE COMES!!

Shane Douglas:
I think we’re about to see where The Game’s true loyalties lie.

The ECW wrestlers who were trying to get into the ring all halt their efforts and back away, standing on either side of the entrance aisle, as Hunter walks right down the middle toward the squared circle. Inside the ring the Raw superstars are going absolutely batshit, with only The Big Show and Mike Awesome seemingly willing to fight The Cerebral Assassin.

Joey Styles:
AWESOME AND BIG SHOW WANT TO FIGHT THE GAME!! THESE TWO MONSTERS AREN’T AFRAID OF A DAMN THING!! THEY ARE JUST DOWNRIGHT SCARY!!

Bischoff, Bearer, and Lawler all try to talk some sense into the two big men, as Helmsley hops up onto the apron, a wild look in his eyes, still clutching that deadly weapon in his left hand. Carlito, Masters and Doane don’t need telling twice, and the three youngsters get the fuck out of the ring as quickly as possible, while Trips stares down the three managers as they struggle to control their two powerhouses.

Joey Styles:
JUST LOOK AT THE EYES OF THE BIG SHOW, MIKE AWESOME AND TRIPLE H!! THERE IS GOING TO BE SOME SERIOUS HELL TO PAY WHEN RAW AND ECW COLLIDE ONCE AND FOR ALL TOMORROW NIGHT INSIDE THE CAGE IN NEW YORK CITY … FOR ONE, NIGHT, STAND!!! GOODNIGHT, EVERYONE!!

Every single member of Team Raw, including the other members of The Spirit Squad, are needed to finally force Awesome and Show out of the ring, and the chaos continues on the outside, giving us an incredible final image, with each beast desperate to get him some of The Game.

END OF SHOW
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Re: Legend Presents: WWE 2006 - Stop Your Grinnin' And Drop Your Linen


The Official Preview for ECW One Night Stand

Date: June 11th, 2006
Location: Hammerstein Ballroom; New York, NY
Music: Bodies - Drowning Pool

:: A Legendary Production ::


10-Man Ultimate Jeopardy Match

1st EVER WWE/ECW Ultimate Jeopardy Match: Two Men begin, with another entrant five minutes later, and another every three minutes thereafter
Team RAW (Big Show, Carlito, Masters, Awesome, and A Mystery Partner) Vs Team ECW (Angle, Dreamer, Sandman, Tanaka, and HHH)
If Team ECW win, RVD is reinstated and Eric Bischoff will be fired
If Team RAW win, all ECW alumni must leave professional wrestling

“End of an Era...”

May 1st: Following the successful banishment of Rob Van Dam from the WWE following his loss inside the Steel Cage at Backlash to Big Show, General Manager Eric Bischoff implements ‘Eric Bischoff’s Extreme Iniative’, aiming to out “hardcore” the hardcore wrestlers of ECW in the lead up to One Night Stand. In the first of these matches, Bischoff pits friends Gregory Helms and Chavo Guerrero against one another in a tables match, threatening their jobs should either man refuse. Meanwhile, throughout the show, the WWE Champion Kurt Angle angrily takes out members of Bischoff’s Backlash band, including The Spirit Squad, Carlito, and Chris Masters, before calling out Bischoff’s biggest (literally) ally of all, The Big Show: “So that leaves just… one more rat sat there on his ass in the back, who’s seen me pick apart his little ‘team’ one, by, one… and ya know somethin’… Eric? If you don’t give me what I want…I’m gonna keep, on, goin’.” In the ensuing brawl, Angle is jumped by all of Bischoff’s returning cronies (Spirit Squad, Carlito, Masters Etc.) Just when it looks as though Bischoff is going to finish the WWE Champion off for good … TRIPLE H RETURNS TO RAW!! For the first time since the night after WrestleMania, The Game enters a WWE arena and cleans house, just like he did at Backlash, taking out every single member of The Spirit Squad, before pursuing Bischoff et al up the ramp, leaving The Coach to fall victim to an Angle Slam through a table in the ring to close the show!

May 8th:
The following week Triple H attempts to make his official return to Raw by cutting a promo to open the show … only to be interrupted by Big Show, Bischoff, Carlito and co. After the villains verbally lay into The Game, Kurt Angle hits the scene, leading to Bischoff’s major announcement for next week, that Big Show would challenge Angle for the WWE Title, whilst adding: “No, tonight, in the second match of “Eric Bischoff’s Extreme Initiative”, since they have so much unfinished business…

…IT’LL BE THE WRESTLING MACHINE, THE WWE CHAMPION KURT AAAANGLE, GOING ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE KING OF KINGS, THE CEREBRAL ASSASSIN, THE GAME TRIIIIPLE H!”

Moments before the huge main event, Bischoff turns the match into a Lumberjack Match, allowing his hired goons to jump both Angle and Helmsley, beating the crap out of them … until THE ECW SUPERSTARS MAKE THE SAVE! Tommy Dreamer, Sandman, Tanaka and co. all beat the crap out of Bischoff’s mercenaries, firing the first shot in the RAW vs. ECW war, and foiling the GM’s evil plans for the second week running.

May 15th: Triple H successfully opens the show this week, with no interruptions. He explains how he came back early from injury to try and save Rob Van Dam from banishment because HE wants to be the man to finish Mr. Monday Night for good. “I might’ve shook his hand the night after WrestleMania and called him “the better man”… but that’s where it ends. He was better… on… one night. I am the very BEST for the other 364-days of the year, so if you wanna know who I did what I did for at Backlash … you’re lookin’ at him. I did it because I want RVD so badly, you really think I could sit on the sidelines and watch someone – someone other than me – take him out?” Later on, The Game defeats ‘The Masterpiece’ Chris Masters in his return match. In the main event, Big Show challenges Kurt Angle for the WWE Title in a hellacious matchup. Following an interference-laden contest, in which both Bischoff’s lackeys and the ECW invaders get involved, Angle accidentally nails Triple H with a chair, leading to a furious Game nailing the Olympian with the Pedigree, allowing Big Show to make the cover AND WIN THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP!

May 22nd: Kurt Angle and Triple H are at each other’s throats at the start of this week’s show … only for MICK FOLEY to interrupt!! The Hardcore Legend tries to mend the rift between the two men to combat the threat of Eric Bischoff and his goons: “You can’t let that happen. You can’t fight against each other. You’ve got to be … united. You at least, for the next three weeks … until One Night Stand … need to … join, forces.” Raw’s GM hits the scene and a war of words ensues between he and his old enemy, Foley. Foley reveals his role as the WWE’s new Executive Enforcer, essentially making him the McMahon’s ‘Problem Solver’. He announces that at One Night Stand a team representing Eric Bischoff and Raw will face a team representing ECW in a ten-man tag team match. Foley also reveals that a new ECW Commissioner will be revealed tonight, as well as forcing Carlito and The Big Show to defend the Money in the Bank contract and WWE Championship respectively. ‘Lito scores a cheap victory over old enemy Gregory Helms following a low blow, whilst Big Show DOMINATES both Triple H and Kurt Angle (with fifteen World Titles between them) in a Three Way Dance to retain the WWE Title.

Afterwards, Foley introduces … TERRY FUNK AS THE NEW ECW COMMISSIONER! Funk reveals that not only will Kurt Angle captain ECW’s team at One Night Stand, but that the ten-man tag team match will take place under War Games rules inside the famous Ultimate Jeopardy cage, and that if Bischoff’s team loses, RVD will be reinstated and the egomaniacal General Manager will be fired; but if Team ECW loses … all ECW personnel are gone from the world of professional wrestling!!

May 29th: During an in-ring promo from two of the members of his One Night Stand team, WWE Champion The Big Show and Mr. Money in the Bank Carlito, Eric Bischoff looks to one-up Terry Funk by challenging him to a six-man tag team Extreme Rules match later on. In that match, Big Show, Carlito, and Kenny Doane battle Kurt Angle, Tommy Dreamer, and Masato Tanaka in a brutal, bloody war, in which Dreamer even has his ankle shattered by the sadistic Doane. It looks as though ECW are on the brink of victory though, when former ECW World Heavyweight Champion MIKE AWESOME inserts himself in the contest, disposing of his former boss in WCW, Bischoff, and holding Carlito in place for Angle. Just when the Olympian goes to strike … AWESOME NAILS ANGLE! MIKE AWESOME BETRAYS ECW ONCE AGAIN! After Carlito pins Tanaka following a thunderous Awesome Bomb through a table, Eric Bischoff rubs more salt in the wound: “Allow me to introduce to you … the fourth member of Team RAW for ECW One Night Stand … … … MIKE, AWESOME!”

June 5th: On the final RAW before One Night Stand, the night kicks off with an open challenge from ECW’s Stevie Richards to any Raw superstar in the back. MIKE AWESOME answers the call and subsequently annihilates poor Stevie. Afterwards, Awesome brawls with a furious Kurt Angle, as Eric Bischoff looks on. Later in the show, Big Show destroys former ECW World Tag Team Champions Danny Doring and Roadkill, before The Redneck Wrecking Crew, in a disgusting act, beat the hell out of commentator Joey Styles to try and lure out ECW: “C’mon … C’MON … ECW, WHERE ARE YA!? WE’VE GOT YOUR BOY JOEY STYLES HERE, ECW, WHERE YA AT!?” Mike Awesome gets involved too, leading to his huge matchup with Kurt Angle. After a hellacious battle, the former WWE Champion pulls out the victory with the Angle Slam; but the carnage doesn’t end there. The two opposing One Night Stand teams brawl through the arena, leading to an impromptu main event between Tommy Dreamer, one leg and all, and the man who tried to take him out last week, Kenny Doane. Kenny raises his stock some more, but comes up just short against the veteran, and is dumped unceremoniously from the arena, as Bischoff, Big Show and co. look on in horror!

WWE vs. ECW: Head to Head: The Extreme Weekend kicks off with a bang from the world famous ECW Arena in Philadelphia, as former ECW World Heavyweight Champion and current ECW Commissioner Terry Funk reveals the cornerman for Team ECW at One Night Stand: “Some people know him as the less annoying colour commentator over on WWE’s Friday night show … but we in ECW will forever know him as one of the greatest ECW World Heavyweight Champions of all time, the Human Suplex Machine … TAZ!” Funk is then confronted by ‘The Game’ Triple H, making his debut in The Arena to a less than friendly response. Helmsley makes a plea to the Commissioner to make him ECW’s fifth man in the Ultimate Jeopardy match: “So if you want to throw your career down the TOILET … then by all means pick Stevie Richards for your team. But if you want someone to go out there… more VIOLENT than any ECW wrestler there has ever been … more brutal, more deadly, more cunning, more sadistic … if you want the most EVIL FUCKING BASTARD IN THE BUSINESS TODAY … Terry Funk, then look no further than the man standing right across from you … because I am that man … I AM THE GAME … and I am that … damn … good.” Strangely, Funk consents to this.

Later in the show, during the huge Anything Goes brawl between RAW and ECW, Kurt Angle is lured backstage and taken out by an unseen assailant! Towards the end of the match, Team ECW look to be closing in on victory … only for the lights to go out, in true ECW fashion, and CARLITO to make a surprise appearance, turning the tables back in Raw’s favour!! Things gets even worse for ECW, when their old nemesis … JERRY ‘THE KING’ LAWLER RETURNS!!! Eric Bischoff reveals his cornerman for tomorrow night: “YOU CAN TAKE THAT BALD-HEADED MIDGET TAZ AND SHOVE HIM UP YOUR ASS … BECAUSE I GIVE YOU … JERRY … ‘THE KING’ … LAWLERRRRRR!!!” The ECW wrestlers are outnumbered and outmatched in their own backyard, allowing Carlito to add insult to injury by nailing the injured Tommy Dreamer with a mocking Five Star Frog Splash for the win!! After the match, the Raw superstars continue to destroy their ECW counterparts, almost causing a riot in Philly … UNTIL TAZ APPEARS!! It looks as though The Human Suplex Machine is going to run the Raw invaders off … BUT BIG SHOW KNOCKS HIM OUT WITH A RIGHT HAND!! It is left up to the newest and final member of Team ECW to save the day … as TRIPLE H of all people comes down to the ring with his sledgehammer, sending Eric Bischoff’s team running for the hills to close a chaotic anniversary show.



World Heavyweight Championship Match
Lance Storm Vs Edge ©

“O Canada...”

May 26th: After getting Shane and Stephanie McMahon’s faces – “But y’know what? Shane, I’ve always been a fighting champion … you don’t get to be The Rated R Superstar without being a fighting champion … I don’t care which bum you wanna throw at me next -- y’know what? Screw it … I’m gonna prove you wrong, Shane. If you don’t think I’m an honourable champion … then you pick any one of these clowns here … and I’ll take ’em on right here tonight!!” - the Co-General Managers call Edge’s bluff and force the World Heavyweight Champion to defend his precious title against not one, not two, but THREE challengers! In the main event, Edge survives by the skin of his teeth, whacking Batista with a steel chair and pinning Finlay, whilst the fourth man, Rey Mysterio, lay on the outside. During the aftermath, as Edge celebrates … A MASKED MAN ATTACKS HIM! The masked man turns out to be none other than ECW’s own LANCE STORM! “Can you guess who Edge’s opponent is … for the World Heavyweight Title … at ECW One - Night - STAND!?”

June 2nd: The following week, both Edge and Lance Storm cut promos, with Storm’s a heartfelt, heart-to-heart sit-down with Tazz, revealing how he managed to get hold of one of the McMahon’s open championship contracts, speaking on his desire to finally capture a World Title and his longing to do in an ECW arena; whilst Edge just, well, y’know: “You can hold greatness back, Lance… and greatness is what I am, and what you… are not. It doesn’t matter how many times you jump me from behind and kick me in the face after my match… you still won’t beat me. If a man like Batista - a MONSTER for Chrissakes - if a man like that can’t beat… what makes you think you even stand a chance?”

June 9th: On the final WWE show before the Extreme Weekend, Edge delves deep into his bank account to acquire the services of ‘The Gun For Hire’ Brent Albright for the evening to partner with him against the returning Impact Players of Lance Storm and Justin Credible. After an incredible contest, it’s Albright who proves to be the deciding factor, earning every penny of his undoubtedly huge fee, as he drops Lance Storm on his head with the deadly Half-Nelson Suplex, allowing Edge to pin his challenger and head into Philadelphia and New York City with all the momentum in the world.

WWE vs. ECW: Head to Head: During what was supposed to be the opening match of the entire Extreme Weekend, Lance Storm’s battle against ‘The Gun For Hire’ Brent Albright is cut short BY EDGE!! Out of the bullshit finish, a huge brawl is sparked throughout the ECW Arena, as Justin Credible returns to help his fellow Impact Player. Once things ‘settle down’ back in the ring, a tag team match begins, much like the previous night on SmackDown, only with seemingly no rules. Ultimately, Edge is once again able to survive thanks to his business associate, as Albright pins Credible following the deadly Half-Nelson Suplex, continuing the youngster’s undefeated momentum.



For The First Time Ever in ECW
United States Champion Rey Misterio, Jr. Vs Dean Malenko

“One Last Match...”

May 26th: Before unsuccessfully challenging Edge for the World Title in the main event, United States Champion Rey Mysterio challenges his old rival Dean Malenko to come out of retirement for one night to face him at One Night Stand. Mysterio also announces that the following week he will be facing Psicosis in rematch from One Night Stand 2005.

June 2nd: Rey Mysterio and Psicosis tear the house down just like they used to in the old ECW, with Rey-Rey picking up an incredible win. After the match, Dean Malenko comes down to the ring and accepts Mysterio’s challenge to a match at One Night Stand … but not after a few words of warning: “Rey… we might be friends now… … but don’t think for a second that I’m gonna take it easy on you. I don’t do exhibition matches, and I don’t do friendly matches. When I wrestle… I wrestle to win. And if that means I have to bend you in half to do it… then so be it. Be careful what you wish for… friend.”

June 9th: One Night Stand opponents Rey Mysterio and Dean Malenko team up with Super Crazy to take on the trio of Tajiri, Psicosis, and Juventud Guerrera, in what can only be described as a Match Of The Year Contender. In the end, it’s Mysterio who picks up the win for his team, but he is left saddened afterwards, as Malenko, once again, cold refuses a handshake and silently leaves the ring.

WWE vs. ECW: Head to Head: Old rivals from their WWE days, Rey Mysterio and Tajiri hook it up in the ECW Arena for the first time in an expectedly high-speed and high-quality encounter, with the United States Champion pulling out another impressive victory. After the match, the victorious Mysterio has a message for his opponent tomorrow night: “Tomorrow night, Dean … you and me, man. You better be ready … ‘cause I sure as hell am.”



A Rivalry Renewed
Super Crazy Vs Yoshijiro Tajiri

“Igual De Muerte...”

May 26th: One night after Judgment Day, Super Crazy, using Rey Mysterio as an interpreter, issues an open challenge for One Night Stand; he also announces that he will be facing fellow Mexicool Juventud Guerrera on next week’s show.

June 2nd: Super Crazy defeats his teammate Juventud Guerrera in a thrilling contest … only to be attacked and laid out after the match … BY TAJIRI! The Japanese Buzzsaw busts Super Crazy open with kicks to the head, apparently answering his old nemesis’ challenge for One Night Stand.

June 9th: Tajiri and Super Crazy hook it up as part of a huge six-man tag team match just days before their meeting at One Night Stand. Super Crazy’s team picks up the win thanks to Mysterio pinning Psicosis, but Tajiri remains strong and leaves through the crowd.

WWE vs. ECW: Head to Head: Old rivals from their WWE days, Rey Mysterio and Tajiri hook it up in the ECW Arena for the first time in an expectedly high-speed and high-quality encounter, with the United States Champion pulling out another impressive victory. Later on, Super Crazy battles Cruiserweight Champion Kid Kash in highly-charged contest, with the luchador only just coming out on the losing end of it thanks to Kash’s use of the ropes.



Kid Kash’s Light-Heavyweight Invitational

Cruiserweight Champion Kid Kash Vs Mystery ECW Opponent Jerry Lynn
If Jerry Lynn wins, he will receive a future Cruiserweight Title shot

“Kid Kash is money...”

June 2nd: Furious at his loss in a tag team match the previous week, new Cruiserweight Champion Kid Kash challenges any ECW wrestler eligible to compete in the Cruiserweight division to face him at One Night Stand and try to earn a shot at the gold.

June 9th: Kid Kash cuts a typically arrogant promo on both his arch-nemesis Jamie Noble and his possible One Night Stand opponent, before falling short in his quest to advance in the Great American Contender’s Series.

WWE vs. ECW: Head to Head: Cruiserweight Champion Kid Kash battles Super Crazy in highly-charged contest, with the luchador only just coming out on the losing end of it thanks to Kash’s use of the ropes. Afterwards, JERRY LYNN comes out, much to the delight of the fans: “I also came out here to let you know that as of right now … I am answering your open challenge for tomorrow night in New York City in the Hammerstein.” Kid Kash tries to get the jump on his opponent with a sly sneak attack, but the veteran Lynn actually gets the better of him and Kash ends up on the receiving end of a Cradle Piledriver!

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Other Predictions

Question One:
What will be the match order?

Question Two:
Who will win the coin toss/advantage in the Ultimate Jeopardy Match?

Question Three:
What will be the order of entrant in the Ultimate Jeopardy Match?

Question Four:
Who will take the fall in the Ultimate Jeopardy Match?

Question Five:
Who will be Team Raw’s mystery partner in the Ultimate Jeopardy Match?

Question Six:
What will be the longest match?

Question Seven:
What will be the shortest match?

Final Question:
Will there be any surprise appearances? If so, who?



Credit goes to WCW Rules for the format. Thought I'd try something new for this preview. I haven't posted for two weeks because I thought I'd leave some time for feedback, Uh, yeah, that worked well. Anyway, this place won't get anywhere if everyone just keeps waiting for everyone else to return. Time to get One Night Stand out of the way. Please leave predictions if you want. The winner will get a reward. I just don't know what it will be
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Re: Legend Presents: WWE 2006 - Stop Your Grinnin' And Drop Your Linen

5.) 10-Man Ultimate Jeopardy Match
1st EVER WWE/ECW Ultimate Jeopardy Match: Two Men begin, with another entrant five minutes later, and another every three minutes thereafter
Team RAW (Big Show, Carlito, Masters, Awesome, and A Mystery Partner) Vs Team ECW (Angle, Dreamer, Sandman, Tanaka, and HHH)
If Team ECW win, RVD is reinstated and Eric Bischoff will be fired
If Team RAW win, all ECW alumni must leave professional wrestling

3.) World Heavyweight Championship Match
Lance Storm Vs Edge ©

1.) For The First Time Ever in ECW
United States Champion Rey Misterio, Jr. Vs Dean Malenko

4.) A Rivalry Renewed
Super Crazy Vs Yoshijiro Tajiri

2.) Kid Kash’s Light-Heavyweight Invitational
Cruiserweight Champion Kid Kash Vs Mystery ECW Opponent Jerry Lynn
If Jerry Lynn wins, he will receive a future Cruiserweight Title shot

Other Predictions

Question One:
What will be the match order?
See Above

Question Two:
Who will win the coin toss/advantage in the Ultimate Jeopardy Match?
Raw, duh

Question Three:
What will be the order of entrant in the Ultimate Jeopardy Match?
Carlito, Angle, Doane, Dreamer, Masters, Sandman, Awesome, Tanaka, Show, Triple H

Question Four:
Who will take the fall in the Ultimate Jeopardy Match?
Mike Awesome

Question Five:
Who will be Team Raw’s mystery partner in the Ultimate Jeopardy Match?
Ken Doane

Question Six:
What will be the longest match?
Ultimate Jepoarady

Question Seven:
What will be the shortest match?
Super Crazy vs. Tajiri

Final Question:
Will there be any surprise appearances? If so, who?
Um, Taz?

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