Re: Being The Booker
Okay, so the thread returns for the 153rd time.WWE Backlash
Since it's been a while since a show was posted, I just want to bring any readers (and myself), back up to speed with the goings on in the thread, so I'll briefly recap things from Backlash to JD.
Before I start though, I just want to comment that I've suffered a number of problems from working on the Clash of the Champions PPV. Initially, I planned on doing it in full, but for whatever reason, I decided to save it on disk, and the disk vanished. Then, I started again, this time mostly in recap form, and boom, that disappeared somehow too. So I'll likely VERY briefly recap the event, as I've lost all energy into putting more effort into it.
Date: 30th April 2006
Location: Key Arena; Seattle, Washington
Event Music: Adreyu; Shameful
World Heavyweight Championship; Triple Threat Match:
John Cena vs. Christian vs. Brock Lesnar
Christian defeated Lesnar and Cena to become World Champion. Randy Orton interfered during the match, almost single handedly costing Cena victory.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match:
Carlito vs. Shelton Benjamin
Shelton Benjamin defeated Carlito to end CCC title reign.
World Tag Team Championships Match: Fatal Four Way Match:
The A.F.A vs. Brotherhood vs. Booker T & Goldust vs. United Nations
The fan favourites, Rico and Ron Simmons (AFA) picked up the vacant titles, finally capturing championship gold.
WWE Womens Championship; 6 Diva Gauntlet Match:
Trish Stratus vs. Lita vs. Alexis Laree vs. Jazz vs. Jillian Hall vs. Molly Holly
Trish Stratus saw off Laree, Jazz, Molly and Lita, before a jealous Lita turned on her supposed friend, and cost Trish the title she had held for over six months, allowing the rookie, Jillian Hall to become champion.
I Quit Match for the Money in the Bank Contract:
Rey Mysterio vs. Edge
Edge became the new holder of the MITB briefcase, forcing Rey to quit by sickeningly threatening Mysterios son.
Shawn Michaels & Garrison Cade vs. Ric Flair & Nick Dinsmore
HBK and Cade were victorious, but after the match, Cade turned on his mentor, joining forces with Flair and Dinsmore, leaving Michaels a mess in the ring.
One on One:
Mr. Kennedy vs. Rob Conway
Mr. Kennedy won, beating the ego-maniacal opponent, showing an obvious gulf in class.
In ring return of a Monster:
Kane vs. Rhyno
Kane made a triumphant return to the ring, defeating The Man Beast in a hard hitting affair.
Raw; May 1st:
New World Champion Christian, and New MITB holder Edge had an in ring collision, with the two old foes, re-opening old wounds, as they bid to one up each other.
Finlay made his debut, making a quick impression with a victory.
John Cena looked for revenge on Randy Orton, but the Legend Killer was nowhere to be seen.
Rico lost in singles competition, due to a strange obsession from a group of paparrazi, with excessive flashing distracting Rico, costing him a win.
Nick Dinsmore defeated Shawn Michaels, thanks to Cade, who knocked out his former mentor with the ring bell. However, as a 3 on 1 beatdown ensued, KANE of all people came to Michaels aide, confusing many.
Christian, Tomko and Mysterio defeated Edge, Lesnar and Carlito in a 6 man tag, with the heel side unable to get along, eventually imploding, allowing the face trio to pick up the win.
Smackdown; May 4th:
It was pick your poison night for Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle. The Rock was Benoits selection to face Angle, but thanks to JBL, The Rock was beaten.
RVD issued a challenge to the un-signed Sabu for him to show up at Judgment Day.
The CW division banded together in order to put a halt to The Mexicools recent spate of attacks, and ran the trio off, much to their chagrin.
In a Casket Match, as a tune up for his JD altercation with Undertaker, Chris Jericho defeated Brent Albright. However, The Undertaker began playing mind games with Jericho, appearing from the Casket, moments after Albright had been loaded in.
Backstage, as the CW division was united, their appeared to be friction with Chavo Guerrero, with Chavo refusing the get involved.
Triple H is chosen by Kurt Angle to face Benoit, and thanks to interference from Angle, The Game defeated the WWE Champion, leaving Angle in control of Benoit.
Raw; May 8th:
Vince McMahon made a surprise appearance, and made a message clear to GM Eric Bischoff, for him to shape up, or ship out, wanting him to treat all Raw talent equally. Bischoffs response would be to reward Rey Mysterio with a World Title shot - tonight.
The 2006 King of the Ring tournament kicked off in earnest, with Mr. Kennedy eliminating The Con Man in a rematch from Backlash.
The tension continued to brew between Edge and Brock Lesnar, with the two sharing an uneasy meeting backstage, before teaming up again. This time though, the tandem worked, and thanks to interference from Randy Orton, defeating John Cena and Shelton Benjamin.
Carlito hosted his Cabana, and got the answers from Garrison Cade on why he turned his back on HBK. However, The Horsemen attacked Carlito, which brought out Kane for the second straight week to run the trio off.
Later in the night though, Kane would get his hands on Nick Dinsmore, following The Prodigys victory in the KOTR tournament, defeating Rhyno. Kane chokeslammed the helpless Dinsmore on the steel ramp, sending Dinsmore out of the arena in an ambulance.
A surprise appearance from Jerry Lawler resulted in a debut of a strange Cuban character, who went by the name of Armando Alejandro Estrada. Eventually, Lawler lost patience with the strange figure, and escorted him from the ring.
Once again, the AFA were followed by photographers during their entrance, which began to spark questions from those on commentary, wondering why the sudden interest in the tag team champions.
In a strange message, Eric Bischoff promised a leaving Mr. McMahon that by next Monday, the entire world would be tuning into Raw.
Christian defeated Rey Mysterio in the main event to retain his title.
Smackdown; May 11th:
Just the final build for Judgement Day.
Date: 14th May 2006
Location: Bradley Centre; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Event Music: This Fire Burns; Killswitch Engage
WWE Championship: Steel Cage Match:
Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle
Benoit retains, making Angle submit. The big story though is after the match, when Raw invades Smackdown, and decimate Benoit and Angle, with Eric Bischoff sending a message ahead of COTC in 3 weeks.
WWE United States Championship Match:
Matt Hardy vs. Charlie Haas
In a shock result, Charlie Haas defeated Hardy for the title. Haas targeted the knee by hook or crook, using all kinds of shady methods to eventually force Hardy into submission, piling on so much pain and pressure that Hardy couldnt continue.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match:
America’s Most Wanted vs. Spirit Squad
In another upset, the upstart group became the new champions, with outside interference being the determining factor in their victory.
The Undertaker vs. Chris Jericho
Jericho, with help from Paul Bearer, defeated The Deadman. After the match, Jericho and Bearer drove the casket to Lake Michigan, before disposing of The Phenom by sea, locked inside the casket.
Triple H vs. Paul London
In the upset of upsets, Paul London overcame the 9x World Champion, shocking the entire world, and none more so than Triple H.
Un Sanctioned Challenge:
Sabu vs. Rob Van Dam
The unsigned Sabu walked out of the match, with Bill Alfonso making it clear his client wont give the WWE another ounce of sweat until he gets the money he wants.
One on One:
John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield vs. The Rock
The Cabinet proved to be a decisive factor, assisting JBL to another HUGE win, adding The Rock to his formidable list of victories.
6 Man Tag Match:
Kid Kash, Brian Kendrick & Tajiri vs. Mexicools
The Mexicools cheated their way to victory, making an impressive debut, getting one over on the CW champion, and his partners.
So, thats everything up to date. I cant actually be bothered now to posting a Raw preview, sorry. The show will be posted though tomorrow. Thanks again to everyone who has supported me still despite my lack of giving back in recent times. It's greatly appreciated.