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Comments are welcome, sorry the show isnt in full, but its mostly matches anyway.


February 6th: Tokyo


The Gold Rush Tournament Kicks the show off right away, with Rey Mysterio vs. Christian!!! As per request of both General Managers, all ringside presence is barred from the entire night of tournament matches.

Road To Wrestle Mania Gold Rush Tournament; Quarter Final:
Christian vs. Rey Mysterio
Both men lay it all on the line, after their recent feuding, in a truly awesome opener, with fast paced counter wrestling, plenty of convincing false finishes, and near falls galore. The finish comes as Christian sets up Mysterio for the Unprettier, only for Rey to slip out, and kick Christian into the ropes, and goes for the 619, but Christian moves, and as Rey gets back in, Christian gets a victory roll, and holds the tights, for a two, but Rey rolls through, and holds the tights himself, getting a three count!!!!
Winner: Rey Mysterio @ 12:19

After a commercial break, we see Christians response to the loss, claiming Rey cheated, whilst elsewhere, Mysterio is being congratulated by fellow faces.

We then go to an interview with Carlito, minus Stacey, who introduces his partner for tonight only … A-Train.

Road To Wrestle Mania Gold Rush Tournament; Quarter Final:
Edge vs. The Undertaker
Edge takes on The Undertaker in the second first round match. The two put on a decent, but very short match, where they throw in as much of their regular offence as possible, with Edge kicking out of a Chokeslam. The finish comes with Taker going for the Tombstone, only for Edge to slide out, and roll Taker up for a surprise, clean, three count!!!!
Winner: Edge @ 07:46
Edge immediately slides out of the ring, and runs up the ramp, not able to believe his luck from beating The Deadman, clean as a whistle, and in good time too, keeping himself fresh for later tonight. Meanwhile, The Undertaker looks shocked at his loss in the ring.

After another commercial, we see Edge backstage, celebrating his victory over Taker, before asking a random worker where Christian is, which arouses suspicion from J.R, who wonders why Edge would want to see Christian.

Wrestle Mania Recall - XV - Triple H and Chyna turn on X-Pac, marking the end of DX.

Road To Wrestle Mania Gold Rush Tournament; Quarter Final:
Randy Orton vs. Shawn Michaels
Randy Orton faces Shawn Michaels in the third Gold Rush Match. They battle hard in a long match, with both men knowing the other pretty well, meaning we get a strong contest. The match goes back and forth, with Michaels particularly in top form, stretching over a commercial break, and back to the action, towards a finish, with Randy Orton catching HBKs boot as he goes for Sweet Chin Music, spins him around, and delivers the RKO!!!
He has the match won, but the referee is distracted by Mark Jindrak and Garrison Cade who run down the aisle, ignoring the no ringside presence ruling to save HBK, whilst Luther sneaks in through the back, and attacks Orton with a steel chair, before putting Michaels arm over Orton. The referee counts, but only makes two, before Orton kicks out.
The referee tells DX to leave ringside, and as they argue, THE ROCK comes through the crowd, sliding into the ring, and blasting Shawn Michaels with the steel chair, knocking him out cold. He slides back out of the ring, and escapes through the crowd, looking back, yelling ‘See You Saturday Shawn’, with DX in pursuit of the Peoples Champion. This allows Orton to make the cover, and get the victory, sending him to the Semi Finals.
Winner: Randy Orton @ 18:27

After a commercial, we see Rock speeding off in a car, whilst back in the ring, HBK comes around, and realises what happened, which sends him on a rampage. He starts to bust up the ringside area, uncontrollably, until … **PYRO** Kanes music plays, which scares the hell out of HBK, and he quickly leaves the arena, looking around, until the music stops.

Ken Kennedy prepares backstage for his match later where he holds an open challenge for any Japanese wrestler to face him.

Road To Wrestle Mania Gold Rush Tournament; Quarter Final:
Rob Van Dam vs. Booker T
RVD then defeats Booker T in the last first round match of the Gold Rush Tournament, hitting the Five Star Frog Splash to score a clean win, with no cheating in the match at all.
Winner: Rob Van Dam @ 08:57

Shawn Michaels has another temper tantrum backstage, and watches the replay of Rock running in earlier. He stops where Rock mouths ‘See you Saturday’, then says to himself ‘We’ll see about that’.

Ken Kennedy then comes to the ring, and cuts a funny promo on Japan, albeit basic cheap heel comments. He then issues his open challenge, which is accepted by Yugi Nagata.

Ken Kennedy vs. Yugi Nagata
The Japanese fans get well behind their countrys own, but in the short, filler match, it’s Ken Kennedy who prevails, catching Nagata, and nailing the Green Bay Plunge to score the three count.
Winner: Ken Kennedy @ 04:39

After a commercial break, we find out at Saturday Nights Main Event that in a special Raw vs. Smackdown - Showcase of Talent Match, Triple H will face The Undertaker.

Road To Wrestle Mania Gold Rush Tournament; Semi Final:
Rey Mysterio vs. Edge
Edge defeats Rey Mysterio in the first semi final of the Gold Rush tournament, in a gruelling contest. They battle at a high tempo early on, before settling down with Edge on top, before Mysterio makes a comeback. He hit’s the 619, but misses the West Coast Pop, leaving both of them down.
This brings out Christian, with a steel chair. He walks to the ring, with a purpose, whilst Edge decides to distract the referee. Captain Charisma looks set to smash Mysterio, but then, he has a change of heart, and decides against it, motioning to Edge that he doesn’t want to help him!!! Edge is furious, whilst Rey recovers. Rey doesn’t realise what is going on, and immediately dropkicks Christian out of the ring, to the floor. He then takes it to Edge again, sending him into the middle rope, looking for another 619. He looks set to run for it, but Christian trips Mysterio on the apron, before storming out of the arena, having got revenge for the unprovoked attack.
Meanwhile, Edge sets himself up, and scores with the Spear on Mysterio, making the cover, and getting 1...2...3!!!
Winner: Edge @ 16:33
Edge is going to the finals, and has a title shot for definite, either at WM, or SNME!!!

The second inductee into the 2006 Hall of Fame is revealed as … Nikolai Volkoff.
(Note: I know he has already been inducted in real life, but he hasn’t in this thread)

Hulk Hogan comes to the ring, and plays to the fans, even speaking some Japanese, getting huge pops. Then, Ric Flair and Batista make their way to the ring, which results in a brief war of words, with, eerily similar to the war of words many months ago between Flair and Mick Foley, and it takes a similar turn for the worse, with Flair and Batista beating Hogan down.
They drag Hulk towards the announcers table at the top of the ramp, and get the Co-GM in position for the Batista Bomb when … **Have a Nice Day** Mick Foleys music hits, and the fans in Japan go berserk for the former GM of Raw, who walks out, onto the stage, with a 2x4 Wrapped in Barbed Wire, quickly running off Flair and Batista, who flee through the crowd. Foley helps Hogan up, and the two shake hands before cutting to a commercial.

Road To Wrestle Mania Gold Rush Tournament; Semi Final:
Randy Orton vs. Rob Van Dam
The second Gold Rush Semi Final then takes place, with Randy Orton facing RVD (who wrestles alone tonight, given the no ringside presence ruling). They have a solid but not a spectacular match up, with neither really picking up a gear. RVD misses the Five Star, and falls prey to the RKO, giving Orton a clean win, and a guaranteed title shot, just like Edge.
Winner: Randy Orton @ 10:46

Backstage, we see Mick Foley and Hulk Hogan talking, but we don’t hear what is said.

#1 Contenders Match:
Gail Kim vs. Jazz vs. Lita vs. Victoria
In a short Number One Contenders Fatal Four Way Match, Lita manages to defeat Victoria, Jazz and Gail Kim in a Four Corners Match, earning herself a shot at good friend Trish Stratus this Saturday night. Trish sits on commentary, and after Lita pins Victoria with a Moonsault, she enters the ring, and holds her opponents hand up, in a show of respect.
Winner: Lita @ 03:05

Making an appearance, John Cena performs with <Insert Name Here> for his song <Insert Name Here>. Nothing really of substance, but just for Cena to show his face.

Following this, we have an interview with Edge, who talks about finally breaking the glass ceiling, and getting his rightful title shot. He then says as great as a title shot would be at any time, he doesn’t plan on taking it at SNME, instead wanting to win his first world title at WM.

World Tag Team Championships:
Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin vs. Carlito & A-Train
Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin defend the Tag Titles against Carlito and A-Train. Benjamin pins Carlito after a mix up between the makeshift partners, getting an inside cradle on the Intercontinental Champion, which now earns Benjamin a shot at CCC next week on Raw!!!
Winners: Benjamin & Haas @ 07:27

A long video plays, hyping Saturday Nights Main Event this weekend, before going into an interview with Randy Orton. Orton, similar to Edge, is happy that he gets a title shot either way, but declares that he isn’t happy with getting a title shot by losing a match, and says victory here and now is the only thing on his mind.

Road To Wrestle Mania Gold Rush Tournament; Final:
Edge vs. Randy Orton
Edge and Orton then meet in the main event, which also could serve as the last match in their recent feud. They put on an excellent intense contest, which has the fans eating from the palm of their hands. Orton kicks out of the Edgecution, whilst Edge gets a foot on the rope from the RKO. Edge then misses a Spear, which allows Orton to capitalise, and score with a second RKO, this time, scoring the vital three count, earning him a guaranteed Wrestle Mania title shot!!!
Winner: Randy Orton @ 11:59

Orton celebrates in the ring, whilst Edge pulls his hair out at ringside, and then, John Cena steps out onto the ramp, holding up his championship, taking a look at his opponent this Saturday, and possibly his challenger for Wrestle Mania. Edge though, lets Orton know it isn’t over, and that they’ll meet again at WM.


Current Card for WWE Saturday Nights Main Event:

Date: 11th February 2006
Location: Arrowhead Pond; Anaheim
Event Music: P.O.D; Lights Out

World Heavyweight Championship; Steel Cage Match:
John Cena vs. Edge

Cruiserweight Championship Match:
Jamie Noble vs. Paul London

Womens Championship Match:
Trish Stratus vs. Lita

Raw vs. Smackdown; Showcase of Talent:
The Undertaker vs. Triple H

Carlitos Cabana:
With Guests; Shawn Michaels and The Rock

And The Return of Stone Cold Steve Austin


Current Card for WWE WrestleMania XXII:

Date: 26th March 2006
Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena; Las Vegas, Nevada
Event Music: Shinedown; Shed Some Light & Atmosphere

WWE Championship Match:
Brock Lesnar vs. Chris Benoit

World Heavyweight Championship Match:
John Cena OR Edge vs. Randy Orton

Match of the Millennium:
Kurt Angle vs. Bret Hart

Hall of Fame Ceremony 2006;
Curt Hennig, Nikolai Volkoff


Smackdown Preview;

This Thursday Night in Tokyo, both the Royal Rumble winner, Chris Benoit, and the WWE Champion, Brock Lesnar will put pen to paper, and make their Wrestle Mania main event official. Interim GM Ricky Steamboat will oversee proceedings, and will try to make sure that fireworks dont go off prematurely ahead of the March 26th showdown.

One week after one of the most thrilling comebacks in WWE history, where Chris Jericho nearly snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, Y2J will air his thoughts on once again missing out on becoming WWE Champion, as for the first time ever, Jericho hosts a Highlight Reel, without a guest. How will Chris Jericho be feeling after missing out on the Wrestle Mania main event once again?? Find out this Thursday night.

Meanwhile, Americas Most Wanted - the NEW WWE Tag Team Champions - will be making their first title defence in their third WWE tag title reign, against the interesting duo of Chris Masters and Simon Dean, better known as the System Success. Masters and Dean have slipped under the radar as of late, but could this be their chance to make headlines on Smackdown??

And, in a match with major implications towards Wrestle Mania, there will be a triple threat match, seeing Matt Hardy, Gene Snitsky and Maven fight it out for the right to face the United States Champion at the March 26th showpiece. Hardy will likely enter the match as favourite, with his big match experience heavily outweighing his opponents, but Gene Snitsky has proven to be a formidable force on Smackdown, and Maven has pulled off a number of sneaky wins in the past few months to be in with a chance. Which of these three superstars will give themselves a shot at glory at Wrestle Mania??

Then, in the main event, the new #1 Contender to the U.S Title will find out his opponent for Wrestle Mania, as JBL and The Rock meet for the first time ever, with the title on the line. Layfield has held the United States Title for an incredible seven months, and in that time has defeated the late, great, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Jericho, Kurt Angle and many other top names to keep the title against the odds. Is JBL's luck about to run out after over half a year of good fortune, and will The Rock finally hold the United States Title?? There is only way to find out, and that is on UPN, this Thursday, broadcasting from Japan!!


Smackdown is mostly in full, but there are parts of the show recapped. However, all the main parts are there, in full. SD to be posted on Sunday evening.

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Looked like a pretty good Raw Wolfy, looking forward to SNME. Will Smackdown! be in full or will it be recapped before SNME?

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I'm a newbie, but I've been reading your BTB for over a year (as a lurker) and will review your next show. Guaran-damn-teed.
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RAW was great Wolf, the recap did well, was surprised that Orton & Edge ended up in the final seeing as I thought their feud might spark here, but that means it will at SNME perhaps with Edge around too.

Dunno why but Taker vs HHH needs some build up now, as WM is closing in. Kane still setting pyro off but still no return for the BRM. The Rock screws HBK, their Cabana at SNME will be huge.

Christian's loss allows his feud with Stone Cold to kick into gear at SNME, while just as I thought Foley saves Hogan from Flair, and I'm guessing the Hardcore Legend will be involved in a match with Flair or Batista, or perhaps a tag match with Foley teaming with Hogan?

Other matches filled up the card well, there must be a MITB match of sorts happening for guys like RVD, Rey, Hardy, Rhino and others who don't have much to do now for WM, and can't see them not making the card for different reasons, plus the WGTT will need competition, so will Kennedy & Carlito.

Alot going on now, I can't wait for SD!


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Rey gets the win in the opener against Christian, which now means Christian is free to continue his feud against Austin, leading to a mania match.

A-Train as Carlito’s partner is a solid choice, but there is no way that they will be winning the titles tonight

Edge beats Taker clean??? Taker just doesn’t do losing clean, so I have no idea about how this happened. A huge win for Edge, and this puts him over as a huge threat to take the title, which could well happen soon

Edge and Christian??? Maybe he has recruited a favour from him to cost Rey the match in return for something later on

Orton has his match with HBK won, but DX come out to distract the referee, leading to the Rock coming out and screwing HBK out of the match. Orton wins and moves on to the next round, where he is looking a good threat for the title

Kane’s pyro goes off again, and it will be interesting to see what he has planned for Mania, if anything, but something is going down with him.

RVD beats Booker, which was expected, and now moves into the semi finals

HBK is now a lock to show up on Smackdown and cost the Rock his match with JBL

Kennedy gets his win over the Japanese wrestler, and I’m sure he will brag about this for quite a while to come.

HHH vs. Taker at SNME is an interesting match to have, and potentially points towards the two of them wrestling at Mania, as I don’t see where else Taker can go at the moment with everyone else having a feud.

Edge does get the win over Rey, with a bit of help from Christian, which means there is at least one more match between them to come, maybe something like a no holds barred match is a couple of weeks on Raw

Hogan cuts a random promo, only for Flair and Batista to come out and go to beat him down, but Foley makes the save. Think this is leading to a tag match at mania, as that would make perfect sense at the moment

Orton beats RVD, which was expected, and now he gets his title shot as well. 6/6 so far, and now I need Edge to do what is right and beat Orton

Lita gets the win in the womens match, and now faces Trish, but I don’t see the title changing hands

Cena cuts a promo, which was there just to keep him on the show, and keep him ready for his cage match at SNME

WGTT keep the tag titles, and I don’t know where they are going towards Mania at the moment, but I’m sure you have something planned

Orton screws me by getting the win over Edge, and now he is going to mania for a rematch of last years main event, while Edge faces Cena at SNME. Looks like a triple threat is being planned, as I don’t know where else Edge goes from here.
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I'll post SD later on, which is half in full, and half recapped. Thanks for the replies for Raw, and sorry for it not being in full.
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I know I didn't get around to reviewing Raw this past week but I'll probably have you a SD! review today or tomorrow.
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I'm aware that I owe quite a few reviews already, and plan to get caught up on all of them as soon as I possibly can.

February 9th; Tokyo:

Highlight Video of last weeks Iron Man Match with Chris Jericho nearly overcoming a four fall deficit, but Brock Lesnar hangs on to retain the title, and go to Wrestle Mania as champion.

Opening Video


Before Michael Cole or Tazz can speak, we see Ricky Steamboat in the middle of the ring, with a table set up, and red carpet on the canvas.

Ricky Steamboat:
Ladies and Gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to represent Smackdown as it’s General Manager here in Tokyo.

Big Pop

Ricky Steamboat: And right now, it is time to make the Wrestle Mania main event … official.

Bigger Pop

Ricky Steamboat: So, it gives me great pleasure to introduce first, the challenger. He is a former Super J Cup winner in 1994, and a certified wrestling legend on every continent on any level. The 2006 Royal Rumble Winner, and #1 Contender to the WWE Champion at Wrestle Mania … I give you … CHRIS BENOIT!!!

**Whatever** Chris Benoit walks confidently onto the stage, raising his hands high in the air, getting a standing ovation from the Japanese fans, who remember Benoit from his days in Japan.

Benoit steps into the ring, and goes to each side saluting the fans, before shaking hands with Steamboat, and sitting down.

Ricky Steamboat: And now, his opponent for March 26th. He is the current reigning WWE Champion, a former King of The Ring, a former Royal Rumble winner, a previous main event winner at Wrestle Mania, and the man who retained the championship last week in the sixty minute Iron Man Match … BROCK LESNAR!!!!

**Here Comes the Pain** Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman step out into the arena, getting a good initial ovation, before the boos take over for the WWE Champion, and one half of the Wrestle Mania main event.

Lesnar walks to the ring, whilst Paul Heyman carries the WWE Championship belt behind. Brock climbs into the ring, and takes a quick look at a relaxed Chris Benoit, before smirking, and taking a seat himself.

The two men lock eyes across the table, with Benoit focused as always, whilst Lesnar grins, trying to goad Benoit by the facial expression alone.

Ricky Steamboat: Gentlemen, the contract has already been read and verified by your representatives. Now, all I need are the signatures. Chris, as the challenger, I’ll ask you to sign first.

Benoit slides the contract towards himself, and clicks the pen. He is just about to put pen to paper, when Lesnar pulls the contract away. He laughs at Benoit, who stares through the champion, as Heyman calls for a mic from Steamboat.

Paul Heyman: Chris. Think. Think clearly.

Benoit raises his eyebrow slightly.

Paul Heyman: Think about what you are about to do. The Main Event of Wrestle Mania awaits Chris. Think about the footsteps you could follow in from Royal Rumble winners into the Wrestle Mania main event. Yokozuna … Bret Hart … Shawn Michaels … Steve Austin … Triple H … Brock Lesnar.

Heat from fans for mentioning Lesnar.

Paul Heyman: You have the chance to join that list Chris. On the other hand, you could join the list of failures. Michaels in ‘95 … Rock in 2000 … Benoit in 2006 …

More heat for that comment, as Lesnar grabs the mic from Heyman.

Brock Lesnar: You people boo it, because the truth hurts. And the fact, of the matter Chris … is that you don’t measure up.

Benoit starts to breathe deeply.

Brock Lesnar: You don’t measure up Chris … height wise, reach wise, as a wrestler … hell, you don’t measure up to me as a MAN!!!

Benoit stands up, having heard enough. Lesnar though, stands up too, smirking again.

Brock Lesnar: What’s wrong?? Did I lie?? Are my facts wrong Chris?? Or have you won a major world championship in twenty years?? Or have you main evented Wrestle Mania before?? My memory eludes me. Remind me of anything you’ve accomplished in twenty years, please. Because Chris, the fact is, within twenty weeks in this company … not years … I was the W-W-E Champion.

Heat for Lesnar

Brock Lesnar: You’ve won no major accolades in two decades … I won the King of the Ring within two months. You’ve never beaten the best … and the best have never beaten me. It’s not me spouting useless crap … it’s a certified fact.

Benoit looks ready to snap, and Heyman takes the mic back.

Paul Heyman: Chris, you know I have the utmost respect for you, both as a person and as a technical wrestler. But Chris, for all your talent, drive and determination, it’s never been enough.

Heyman looks at Benoit sympathetically.

Paul Heyman: Look at this man. He is a monster. Made of stone, an Iron Man. Brock Lesnar, just last week, survived sixty minutes against Chris Jericho, yet he stands before you today ready for another hundred and twenty. He’s out of your league Chris, and there’s nothing to be ashamed of in that. Brock Lesnar, is in a league of his own.

More heat for Heyman.

Paul Heyman: You’ve got one chance to win at Wrestle Mania. And that’s the Crippler Crossface.


Paul Heyman: But lets look at the facts shall we?? I’ll admit, my client has submitted before. But - that was three years ago. Brock Lesnar has come an awful long way since then. Just last week, in the sixty minute Iron Man Match, this man before you, this beast, this carnivore, this animal, survived OVER ninety seconds trapped in a submission hold, known as the Walls of Jericho. One of, if not, THE single most painful submission manuovre in the wrestling world. NINETY SECONDS.

Heyman crouches down, and gages eye contact with Benoit.

Paul Heyman: And that, was after 58 and a half minutes of a gruelling wrestling match. Face it Chris … you CANNOT beat this man.

Benoit grits his teeth, as Lesnar takes the mic.

Brock Lesnar: That’s why you’re on the brink of a break down already. You know you don’t match up. You know you never will. Take this one opportunity to walk away, because I promise you, it’s your one and only chance. I will embarrass you in front of millions world wide at Wrestle Mania if you sign that contract, I will END you at Wrestle Mania.

Lesnar lowers his mic, and drops the contract back onto the table. Benoit takes a long look at the champion, before indicating for Lesnar to watch. Benoit signs the contract, and slams the pen down, before passing it across to a bemused Lesnar, who immediately signs too.

Steamboat looks over, nodding, before speaking.

Ricky Steamboat: It’s official. March 26th, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, the main event of Wrestle Mania Twenty Two will see the #1 Contender, Chris Benoit challenge WWE Champion, Brock Lesnar!!!

Fans pop. Brock Lesnar then gets up, and grabs the mic from the GM.

Brock Lesnar: And you are all welcome to join us on Pay Per View for the biggest public mauling in WWE history, when I, The Iron Man, Brock Lesnar, humiliate, and decapitate that excuse for a number one contender, and remain W-W-E Champion!!!

Lesnar gets in Benoits face, with Benoit grabbing the mic.

Chris Benoit: You’ve had your say Brock … now here’s mine. On March 26th, in Las Vegas, it’ll be you, and it’ll be me. No excuses, no second chances, on the biggest stage, in the biggest match of the year, for the biggest prize on this earth. Don’t expect for one moment Brock that I’ll be coming in anything less than 100%, don’t expect me to under perform, don’t expect me to be under prepared, and don’t expect me to lie down and take a beating from you.
I might be smaller, might be weaker, might have won less than you, might’ve lost more than you, but Brock, after twenty years of scraping, scratching and clawing for any scraps, I’m daring to dream. And Brock Lesnar, at Wrestle Mania, I dare to dream for my reality … for MY destiny!!

Fans pop, as Chris Benoit drops the mic, and steps right into the champion, not backing up an inch. Lesnar pushes Benoit, and Benoit pushes back, with that immediately sparking a brawl between the pair of them.

Security immediately storm the ring, with Steamboat having feared a brawl would take place and had a strong ringside presence to stop it. After a lot of struggle, the security guards split the two men up, dragging both in separate directions, before cutting to the commercial break.


Tajiri defeats Matt Morgan, after the Green Mist and a Roundhouse Kick, to give the fans a nice hometown hero win.

Backstage, Triple H is interviewed by Steve Romero about his match this Saturday against The Undertaker. HHH talks about the match, less about Taker, and more about himself, saying it’s a match to tide him over until the top officials decide which champion he will challenge at Wrestle Mania. He then says they couldn’t have the return of SNME without The King of Kings, as he is the top bill, and number one star, which is why he will main event WM too.


In a triple threat match, Matt Hardy overcomes Gene Snitsky and Maven, pinning Maven with a Twist of Fate, earning him a United States Championship Match at Wrestle Mania against whomever wins tonights main event.

A Kurt Angle Wrestle Mania video plays, just hyping the Olympian ahead of his match with Bret Hart on March 26th. Once the video ends, we see Kurt talking about Bob Backlund, and his history with him, along with Brets history including their encounter at WM 11. Angle then says that next week, just like Neidhart, he will break another ankle on the road to Bret Hart.


Wrestle Mania Recall - XIX - Vince McMahon takes on Hulk Hogan in a match ‘20 Years in the Making’. Despite interference from Roddy Piper, Hogan wins the match.

Chris Benoit defeats Sylvain Grenier in a short match, just to give Benoit another fairly emphatic victory, via submission to the Crossface. After the official word has been made…

**Here Comes The Pain** Brock Lesnar enters the arena, holding the WWE Championship over his shoulder. He stands at the top of the ramp, holding a mic, as Benoit intensely stares at him.

Brock Lesnar: Chris, what you said earlier has been running through my head now for a long time. You dare to dream. And it’s given me an idea. How about this Saturday Night, on NBC, I shatter your dream, and give you a harsh reality check.

Benoit looks intrigued.

Brock Lesnar: You see, what I’m proposing for you and I to take up a challenge, to see the difference between us in the ring. And that, is a Five Minute Challenge. You get five minutes to beat as many wrestlers as possible, and so do I.

Benoit raises his eyebrow, possibly expecting a hitch.

Brock Lesnar: And then Benoit, we get to realise just how big a mountain you have to climb on March 26th. I’m gonna run through wrestlers like wildfire. In five minutes, I’ll beat twenty guys, one by one. And you, Chris, you get to try and follow that feat. And I promise you wont!!!

Fans boo

Brock Lesnar: Then, the world will realise that you cant cut it with me at Wrestle Mania, including you. Benoit, you’ll realise that you’ll be climbing a mountain not yet discovered, bigger than Everest, and that mountain … is ME!!!

Lesnar drops the mic, and holds his hands out, trying to goad Benoit, but Benoit stands in the ring, nodding, accepting the challenge.

We then cut backstage, where Matt Hardy talks with Paul London, when The Cabinet pass by. Jamie Noble goes face to face with Paul London, holding the CW Title in his hands.

Jamie Noble: Take a good look. Not only at the belt, but the name plate. Jamie … Noble. Paul, expect that name plate to stay the same after Saturday Nights Main Event … hell, expect the title to be renamed after Jamie Noble.

Noble pulls away, and London speaks up.

Paul London: Hate to ruin your plans Jamie … but Londons Calling … and he wants that title to back around his waist. This weekend, I’m going to do something you couldn’t … and that’s win that championship … ALONE.

Noble looks furious, and storms off, with The Basham Brothers following. Meanwhile, JBL stops at Hardy, looking the new U.S Title #1 Contender up and down, before grinning, then letting out a cackle of laughter. He shakes his head, then walks off, still laughing.


We return to the arena, with Chris Jericho already in the ring, having the Highlight Reel set up for tonights show.


Fans Pop. Jericho smiles for a moment, but that smile fades very quickly.

Chris Jericho: Of course, its great to be back here in Japan, but I’ve got to be honest, right now, I’m … depressed.

Fans go pretty silent.

Chris Jericho: Last week, I lost to Brock Lesnar, which ended my dreams of a Wrestle Mania main event for another year. No excuses, no crying over spilt milk, fact of the matter, the bottom line, is that I lost, and Wrestle Mania will be a whole lot different than I expected it to be for me.

Mixed response from the fans.

Chris Jericho: And tonight, on the Highlight Reel, there is no guest. Think of this Highlight Reel, as ‘An Audience with Jericho’. You’ll be hearing my thoughts out loud, and some might be good, some might be bad, and some might be just plain ugly.

Fans strangely pop for no reason.

Chris Jericho: What next for Chris Jericho then?? WWE Championship is out of the picture … World Championship is all tied up right now … same goes for the United States Championship … I don’t want to share the spotlight with anyone to challenge for the Tag Team Titles … so winning a title belt at Wrestle Mania is something to rule out.

‘Y2J’ chant starts around the arena.

Chris Jericho: So what’s left?? Should I turn up this Saturday Night and issue an open challenge to any superstar, Raw or Smackdown to face me at Wrestle Mania Twenty Two??

Fans Pop

Chris Jericho: That sounds good … but junior, its just too passe for the Ayatolla of Rock and Rolla!!!

Fans Pop

Chris Jericho: In actual fact … it seems like Y2J has plenty of avenues to go down, doesn’t it?? Many of opportunities to get a prime position at Wrestle Mania … with a number of big superstars yet to have a match lined up... ... ... Well … ... in actual fact, I have ONE option … ONE choice … ONE avenue … and no more.

Fans go quiet, unsure what to think.

Chris Jericho: If Chris Jericho cant be WWE Champion at Wrestle Mania … or challenge the WWE Champion at Wrestle Mania … then he’s going to do the next best thing. Three words … watch, this, space.

Jericho stands onto the middle rope, and leans over, staring into the camera, with an almost sadistic grin, appearing to end a fairly out of character promo.

Michael Cole: Folks, Chris Jericho appears to have a mission at Wrestle Mania, but Tazz … what the hell could it be??

Tazz: I know just about as much as you do Cole … but one thing is for sure, I cant wait to find out what it is. Wrestle Mania is coming baby!!!

Raw Rebound

AMW successfully make a defence of their newly won WWE Tag Team Titles against The System Success, with Chris Harris nailing the Catatonic on Simon Dean for the winning three count.


Promo Video for Saturday Nights Main Event.

Michael Cole: It’s this Saturday Night folks!!! The WWE returns to NBC for the first edition of Saturday Nights Main Event in fourteen years!!! Raw and Smackdown will combine for the last time, before Wrestle Mania, and with so many guys under one roof, egos will clash, and many simmering rivalries are set to explode!!!

Tazz: I cannot wait Cole. I remember watching Saturday Nights Main Event so many times in the past. Its gonna be a blast this weekend.

Michael Cole: And what a line up we have too. First of all, it’s a Showcase of Talents, as Raw faces Smackdown, with our very own Triple H facing a long term enemy of his, The Undertaker!!!

Tazz: They have a heck of a history Cole, and expect Triple H and The Deadman to leave it all in the ring this Saturday Night. Both will have points to prove, with Triple H vying for a Wrestle Mania main event, and The Undertaker will want to issue a statement heading to Wrestle Mania where he attempts to continue his winning streak.

Michael Cole: Trish Stratus defends the womens championship in one of three title matches this weekend, facing the challenge of Lita.

Tazz: They have a relationship based on trust Cole, but neither will want to roll over when that title belt is up for grabs.

Michael Cole: A very special edition of Carlitos Cabana Tazz, as The Rock, who may walk into Anaheim as the United States Champion, will come face to face with Shawn Michaels!!!

Tazz: Two combustable elements right there. It started off as a back and forth insult exchange, but recently, this issue has become pretty damn personal.

Michael Cole: And along with the return of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Smackdown will offer a Cruiserweight Championship Match, as Paul London might just complete a miserable week for The Cabinet, as he challenges Jamie Noble for the title.

Tazz: That’s a long time coming Cole. Paul London lost the title to Jamie Noble via a stipulation, where he didn’t even lose to Noble, but now, Paul London has the chance to right that wrong.

Michael Cole: The main event from Raw will be a steel cage match, pitting World Champion John Cena, against the Gold Rush runner up, Edge. Can Edge prevail after a bitter loss to Randy Orton this week on Raw, and set up a rematch at Wrestle Mania, or will we see John Cena vs. Randy Orton for the second time at Wrestle Mania??

Tazz: Either way Cole, the winners are gonna be the fans. They get Cena vs. Edge inside a cage, and they then get either Cena or Edge vs. Orton at Wrestle Mania. Win, win, win.

Michael Cole: And of course, who can forget the announcement from earlier tonight, that Brock Lesnar and Chris Benoit will attempt to out do one another, with both of them getting five minutes to gain as many wins as possible against a number of wrestlers.

Tazz: Big test for both men, which will no doubt shape the coming weeks on Smackdown, and give one of these men a huge psychological boost, going into Las Vegas on March 26th.

Michael Cole: It all goes down, this Saturday Night, on NBC!!!

**Longhorn** JBL enters the arena in his limo, as we fade out to a commercial, before the main event.


Main Event: United States Championship Match:
John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield vs. The Rock
Long main event, with the Cabinet being ejected from ringside before the bell, as The Rock tries to fight them off on his way to the ring. This leaves JBL on top early on, but The Rock soon comes back into it, and tees of on JBL with right hands, eventually sending the champion over the top rope, to the floor with a clothesline, heading into a commercial.
After the commercial, we return with Rock now in full control over JBL. He comes close with a few near falls, before Layfield comes back after exposing a turnbuckle, which Rock ran right into, allowing JBL to roll him up for a near fall. Layfield takes over for a short period, coming close with a swinging neck breaker. This match breaks down on the outside again, with Rock fighting back. JBL tries to leave through the crowd, and save his title by count out, but the referee decides to waive the count out ruling, and allows the match to break down further. Rock takes too long though in beating on Layfield, and this allows JBL to score with a low blow, with the referees attention diverted elsewhere. Bradshaw takes Rock onto the announce table, and goes for a power bomb, but Rock doesn’t go up for it, and pulls himself free, rakes the eyes, and NAILS A ROCK BOTTOM!!!
Both men are spark out after the Rock Bottom through the table for a few moments, with Rock eventually the first to recover, and slowly, he climbs back into the ring, whilst JBL tries to crawl AWAY from the ring, going into the crowd, again trying to keep his belt anyway he can!!! Now, as the referee tries to get JBL back into the ring, we see Luther Reigns come from the entrance way, sprint into the ring, and goes to clothesline The Rock out of his boots, but Rock somehow manages to duck it, and hit’s a spine buster on Reigns!!! Now, The Rock throws off his elbow pad, and looks to go for the Peoples Elbow, running off one side, runs off the other, comes back … AND EATS SWEET CHIN MUSIC!!!! SHAWN MICHAELS!!! HBK stands over Rock, smiling, and looks around, soaking up the boos.
Meanwhile, in the crowd, we now see Cade and Jindrak helping Layfield back to the ring, with the referee looking confused. HBK drags Luther from the ring, and they hide by the apron, as the DX Duo help JBL into the ring, where Layfield rolls onto The Rock, and the referee, who looks bewildered, but has seen nothing can only count the pin fall, 1...2...3!!!
Winner: John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield

JBL lucks himself into another title defence, keeping the belt one more time, whilst DX gather at the top of the ramp, congratulating each other on a job well done. The Bashams run to the ring, and help their leader from the squared circle, with JBL hugging the title belt.

Meanwhile, The Rock comes to his senses in the ring, and realises what has happened. He drags himself up a little, and hangs by the second rope, looking up the ramp at a smiling DX, with HBK mockingly waving at The Great One, before mouthing ‘See You Saturday’, just like Rock said to him on Monday night.

Official Card for WWE Saturday Nights Main Event:

Date: 11th February 2006
Location: Arrowhead Pond; Anaheim
Event Music: P.O.D; Lights Out

World Heavyweight Championship; Steel Cage Match:
John Cena vs. Edge

Cruiserweight Championship Match:
Jamie Noble vs. Paul London

Womens Championship Match:
Trish Stratus vs. Lita

Raw vs. Smackdown; Showcase of Talent:
The Undertaker vs. Triple H

Race Against Time; 5 Minute Challenge:
Brock Lesnar and Chris Benoit each have one five minute period to scores as many pin fall or submission victories as they can.

Carlitos Cabana:
With Guests; Shawn Michaels and The Rock

And The Return of Stone Cold Steve Austin

Feel free to leave predictions for the show, which I hope to post on Friday, and will be posted in the form of a Raw or Smackdown. Full promos, recapped matches. Also, I'll be debuting the first few match banners for Wrestle Mania which have kindly been made by Chain Gang Red.


Current Card for WWE Wrestle Mania XXII:

Date: 26th March 2006
Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena; Las Vegas, Nevada
Event Music: Shinedown; Shed Some Light & Atmosphere

WWE Championship Match:
Brock Lesnar vs. Chris Benoit

World Heavyweight Championship Match:
John Cena OR Edge vs. Randy Orton

United States Championship;
John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield vs. Matt Hardy

Match of the Millennium:
Kurt Angle vs. Bret Hart


Heat Results:

Tyson Tomko defeated a local jobber

The Hurricane defeated Antonio

The DX Duo defeated Roadkill & Danny Doring

Batista defeated Rhyno


Velocity Results:

Funaki defeated William Regal

A.F.A defeated The Basham Brothers

Chris Jericho defeated Lance Storm

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Re: Being The Booker

Great opening promo with Benoit and Lesnar signing the contract. Lesnar & Heyman are very cocky, and Benoit will definately win at Wrestlemania. Should be a match to look foward to.

Tajiri beats Matt Morgan. No surprise there.

Triple H promo. Not sure what he's in store for, but it should be good.

Matt Hardy beats Maven and Snitsky. Looks like a JBL vs. Hardy feud on its way.

Benoit beats Sylvan, and Lesnar comes out. A Five Minute Challenge at SNME? Hmm. Interesting. More build up for the WM main event.

Short promo with Noble and London. Should be a good match at SNME. I think and hope London will win, but with The Cabinet on Noble's side, it's very unpredictable.

Best promo of the night here. And it's no surprise. It IS Chris Jericho. Jericho not going for a title at Mania. Hmmm. My guess is that he'll face Undertaker...?

Nice hype for SNME, which I look foward to.

Main event is very good. The Rock almost won the title, but Luther Reigns tried to interfere, but was taken out. Superkick by Shawn Michaels, and JBL retains his title! The Rock vs. Shawn Michaels will definately take place at WrestleMania 22.
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