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Old 03-08-2008, 04:09 PM   #2261 (permalink)
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No marks for pushing Finlay, Laree etc. Very much what EVERYONE does, Freshness plz.
Think there's a reason for that? Effectiveness over pointless innovation. Shocking stuff.

Wolfy, I was writing this before you posted the card, but I might as well still post it. Raw half, imo.

Raw Feedback

The Orton-Cena feud has been one of the highlights of the recent Raws. Been really well done without a lot of one on one promos between the two. The final conflict between the two, with them both going off the stage, might’ve been a bit much, but it got over the incredible volatile of the feud. No doubt they go head up in a gimmick match at SummerSlam (probably Last Man Standing).

Mickie James > Alexis Laree. But Mickie/Laree definitely > Everyone else. Good move putting the belt on Mickie.

The change from The Hurricane to Gregory Helms came a bit too quickly from my liking. Should’ve been a bit more of an interaction between Punk and Helms before the switch happened. Still, that’s a tremendous team, and Raw’s tag team division blows SD’s out of the water right now.

Benjamin as part of The Brotherhood = Ratings.

I think Christian has faded into the background a bit, even as the World Heavyweight Champion. The Cena/Orton angle has overshadowed his title reign, and Cena still very much seems like the top face. I think his time on top is just about up (sadly).

Still not feeling Cade’s push; rather it was Dinsmore. The Michaels ‘phases’ have been pretty intriguing so far, however. Wonder what’s in store for SSlam.

Love the push for Mr. Kennedy, btw.

No SD commentary, as I haven't followed it nearly as closely as I have Raw. Sowwy.

WWE Championship Match; Tournament Final:
Rob Van Dam vs. Chris Jericho

World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Christian vs. Brock Lesnar

WWE Tag Team Championships Match:
Spirit Squad vs. Paul London & Brian Kendrick

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match;
Fatal Four Way:
Finlay vs. Nick Dinsmore vs. Mr. Kennedy vs. Carlito

WWE United States Championship Match:
Matt Hardy vs. Edge

One on One:
Batista vs. Kurt Angle

No Holds Barred:
Shawn Michaels vs. Garrison Cade

Gauntlet Match:
Triple H vs. The Brotherhood

Hell in a Cell Match:
John Cena vs. Randy Orton
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Really nice card, Wolfy


WWE Championship Match; Tournament Final:
Rob Van Dam vs. Chris Jericho

Could go either way really, but I think that with all of the build Jericho has had in 2006, this will be his time to get the strap. He's had his shots at Lesnar, he's taken out 'Taker, beaten Kane easily, and I think you understand that he is far better as a heel. As for Van Dam, his feud with Sabu slowed him down a bit in my opinion. So it's Y2J to FINALLY get the title for me ... yay~!!!

World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Christian vs. Brock Lesnar

Christian has only held the belt since Backlash and Lesna had a big run as Champion on SmackDown, so I see CC retaining here. Plus, the build up with Brock killing Mysterio and then shattering Christian's knee gives him all of the momentum, and I see CC overcoming the odds big time.

WWE Tag Team Championships Match:
Spirit Squad vs. Paul London & Brian Kendrick

Just like others have said, I'm really surprised to see Paul London in a tag team after the Main Event push you have been giving him. Odds are you won't destroy his momentum either, so I see him and Spanky getting the belts.

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match;
Fatal Four Way:
Finlay vs. Nick Dinsmore vs. Mr. Kennedy vs. Carlito

Everyone in this match is basically an upper-card Main Eventer now, so they would all do well with the title, which is why I see Finlay keeping the title. He only won it a while ago.

WWE United States Championship Match:
Matt Hardy vs. Edge

Edge doesn't need the title really, but this is a nice feud for him until he cashes MITB in. Giving Hardy the win over such a bonafide Main Eventer will really boost his and the U.S title's credibility.

One on One:
Batista vs. Kurt Angle

No Holds Barred:
Shawn Michaels vs. Garrison Cade

This is easily my favourite feud on the card. It has been built brilliantly. This prediction is mainly what I WANT to happen, as I think Cade should be pushed over the old timer. Probably won't happen though.

Gauntlet Match:
Triple H vs. The Brotherhood

Shelton pins Hunter plz.

Hell in a Cell Match:
John Cena vs. Randy Orton

The biggest feud on the card and it really has been given the biggest build. With this kind of huge build, there can only be one winner, and his name is John Cena. A surprise win for the heel Orton would be serious ratings though.
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I know I said I'd post Sumemrslam on Monday, but due to erm ... circumstances beyond my control, I'll probably end up posting it tomorrow or early Saturday. I had intentions of posting it on St. Patricks Day, but I've come to the realisation that I'll be drinking from Saturday, right through to Monday night / Tuesday Morning / Tuesday afternoon.


Heres the card one last time for any last minute predictions




Official Card for WWE Summer Slam
Date: 20th August 2006
Location: Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, CA
Event Music: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Dani California & Godsmack, The Enemy


WWE Championship Match; Tournament Final:Rob Van Dam vs. Chris Jericho


World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Christian vs. Brock Lesnar


WWE Tag Team Championships Match:
Spirit Squad vs. Paul London & Brian Kendrick


WWE Intercontinental Championship Match;
Fatal Four Way:
Finlay vs. Nick Dinsmore vs. Mr. Kennedy vs. Carlito


WWE United States Championship Match:
Matt Hardy vs. Edge


One on One:
Batista vs. Kurt Angle


No Holds Barred:
Shawn Michaels vs. Garrison Cade


Gauntlet Match:
Triple H vs. The Brotherhood


Hell in a Cell Match:
John Cena vs. Randy Orton
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I'd rather have it on Saturday because I have more free time to review it. Happy drinking!
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Official Card for WWE Summer Slam
Date: 20th August 2006
Location: Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim, CA
Event Music: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Dani California & Godsmack, The Enemy

WWE Championship Match; Tournament Final:
Rob Van Dam vs. Chris Jericho

World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Christian vs. Brock Lesnar

WWE Tag Team Championships Match:
Spirit Squad vs. Paul London & Brian Kendrick

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match;
Fatal Four Way:
Finlay vs. Nick Dinsmore vs. Mr. Kennedy vs. Carlito

WWE United States Championship Match:
Matt Hardy vs. Edge

One on One:
Batista vs. Kurt Angle

No Holds Barred:
Shawn Michaels vs. Garrison Cade

Gauntlet Match:
Triple H vs. The Brotherhood

Hell in a Cell Match:
John Cena vs. Randy Orton
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Didn't think I'd make it? Well your lucky I love you, cuz I been busy as hell. Haven't even found the time for my own shyte. Anyway, its been quite the while since I’ve been here, yep yep. I cannot even recall tbh. Anyway, thanks for showing the <3, as you always did, and here’s some feedback for you.

Buildup to JD was pretty nice. The Edge-Kennedy stuff was good, Jillian as women’s champ is cool.

Cade-HBK had to go down eventually what with the whole DX angle and all. Sadly, the real DX came back in real life following your year plus effort with them here. HBK-HHH is certainly the stronger DX, but you never ever disappointed in terms of quality, entertainment or originality. Awesome stuff I can recall, from awesome DX Duo tag matches, Michaels as an awesome heel champion and main event player, and more. You made HBK-Cena awesome before it was a thought in the E, and were the originator of HBK-Rock. (although mine was far better, tbh.) Anyway, I’ll never forget the line “Don’t think kid, it’s not your thing.” HBK speaking to Cade. Classic stuff. Anyway, rambling along, the HBK-Cade match needed to happen, and I have always thought Cade was the blue chipper, and reminds me of a Barry Windham esque cowboy.

Cena-Orton continued its build on Raw, and the program would be more exciting had it not been, and if it weren’t still, the main thing on Raw. Granted, you started this long before, so I’ll give you that. It’s building to an awesome climax, but it is unfortunate that Christian – WORLD CHAMP- appears lost in the middle. Cena as ref is unique, but again, Christian is lost???

Love Punk’s move being called the Punk Card btw. LOVE Punk getting Hurry in order too. Helms owns ass. MNM is better late than never in establishing themselves. Rey going over Brock is huge for the tag match, wow.

Smackdown notes were decent. JBL to take the title from baby killer plz? London has had one of the better long term builds in BTB history. Hardy-Haas has been unique, and I expect Matt to take the strap down the road. Interesting that WGTT split, and each took singles belts. Highlanders are meh, and I notice with them, spirit squad, and MNM you seem to be reverting to using new WWE teams instead of your own. STOP! You’ve always had such great team concepts (paling in comparison to me of course), but really. Juvi as CW champ is coolness, RVD and Sabu suspended is intriguing. Spirit Squad are the ass. Rock to take the belt then?

Boo at Alexis Laree. Mickie James plz? Fire the Dudleys already. You’ve jobbed them out it seems, and they suck now. Better yet, fire Bubba, and give Dvon a singles run.

Next Raw was good too. Won’t comment on much. Brotherhood is awesome, and them losing sucks. The Edge-Kennedy stuff was well done. Hate when WWE steals the idea. Shelton vs. Finlay for the IC strap is mouth watering. Don’t forget about Carlito though, plz? Cena-Orton rages on with a great promo. Punk beats Hurricane, and furthers that deal which ruled. Mark out for Mickie taking the women’s title. Awesome. For god sakes get Flair away from Cade, and work him as the face he should be. Nice six man to end the show. Mysterio picking up a win on Brock twice sees that he will surely die now. Why am I lost about Rey not having MITB? Why does Edge have it?

Meh, gotta just jump ahead to the PPV at this point.

Dinsmore over Rhyno is okay. More on that later. MNM take the World Titles just like that. Tis okay, as they rule. But poor AFA imo. Finlay as IC Champion = the sex. Crumby shock win for Kennedy.

Can’t say I like the new Horsemen concept. I am obviously all for creativity and stables, etc. But this one I really don’t like. Prostitution of the Horsemen legacy tbh, and a Flair who shouldn’t been in this role at this stage. He should be the Naitch, a beloved folk hero, and the Horsemen should be dead. Dinsmore, while I repect what you did with his character, just isn’t working for me. Sorry. Nonetheless, Cade over HBK is okay for now, as Shawn will obviously win later.

Mickie is still champ = ownage. Mysterio beating Brock 3-0 is a major shocker, and perhaps a mistake. I was sure Brock would finally win that one. 22:56 is an awesome time to be given. Cena cost Orton the match, again furthering their shit, but leaving Christian as a shadowy World Champion. Boo. Overall solid show, with some very unique booking decisions. Some I loved, some were meh.

Meh, skimmed through the next post. But I don’t want to comment on it all like I did the first. Plz understand. A lot of postage for a bunch of recaps you weren’t expecting feedback on. Gotta say though, I am begging for Christian to get some big wins with no shenanigans involved. SummerSlam? I’ll go with some thoughts on GAB, and hop right into SummerSlam.

Juvi as CW champion, retaining over Chavito is awesomeness. Lol and Batista-Masters match description. Time for Dave to finally do something in this thread. He aint the greatest, no, but its time for him to go higher than you’ve allowed. Masters? C-ya! Spirit Squad running a muck on your tag division nauseates me. That is all there. Marking out like hell at Jericho making Kane tap, en route to finally beating Taker down the road. Awesome scenario with both Haas and Benji getting quick singles reigns out of the tag team, to establish their singles abilities, only to lose quickly. I like it. Hardy as US Champ is cool, and where he deserves to be, after being pushed to the Mania bout with Booger Layfield. RVD is back, which is awesome.

Looked be the sexiest bout of the night between Kurt and Paul London. London has had the mouth wateringest build I’ve perhaps ever seen, so for him to finally lose, to a guy like Kurt, in this manner, was perfect. Great stuff. Benoit shouldn’t have retained. Boo to that. Injury at least. Bye bye baby killer, you complete fuck of a human. Too bad for JBL, who you have been no doubt building up forever. Swore he’d take the title. We’ll see what happens.

Onto to SummerSlam. Predics with reasons. That is all. Looks to be a great card. Winners in green, imo.



WWE Championship Match; Tournament Final:
Rob Van Dam vs. Chris Jericho


Gotta go with RVD. Which for me is a SHOCKER! You have never been the biggest RVD fan, but at the same time, I know from my own thread that you currently hate Jericho. I also see Undertaker-Jericho being on the cards, not for the title, with perhaps Taker’s *DONG* costing Y2J here. Furthermore, I could also see Edge cashing in on RVD immeditaley. This would ignite awesomeness. A face RVD could chase the heel champion, winning it back down the road. It would be unique in the fact that two new champions crowned back to back. It would further cement why you hated me for using my MITB angle at SummerSlam too. Plus, Edge is wasted away in a US match? I dunno. SOOOOO many variables tbh. RVD wins the WWE Title here, and rightfully so.

World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Christian vs. Brock Lesnar


Gonna be disappointed in Christian’s run as Champ if he doesn’t pull it out. Last year he was involved in BY FAR THE BEST slow build EVER. And I am referring to his program with Austin, which lasted some 8 months, and culminated in a sexy WrestleMania win for Christian. Off the heels of that angle alone, he became World Champion. Awesomely done. Now, he’s had a lackluster reign, where he’s taken a backseat to Orton and Cena, and hasn’t had a great title defense yet. Christian to defy all the odds, coming in injured, and defeating Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. I LOVE Brock, but he can live to fight another day. IMO, Christian NEEDS the win more than Lesnar, despite the fact that Brock jobbed to Rey for two months.

WWE Tag Team Championships Match:
Spirit Squad vs. Paul London & Brian Kendrick


God in heaven is all I have to say. Again, disappointed to see L & K paired at this point, as you’re taking another WWE team instead of creating your own. Nonetheless, they are an awesome team. And the SS has been running a queer muck in the thread. London on the other hand has had a build that one could salivate over. New champs is the only way I can see this one going down.

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match;
Fatal Four Way:
Finlay vs. Nick Dinsmore vs. Mr. Kennedy vs. Carlito


Too hard to call really. I’d say Dinsmore, but he’ll likely win it later, in a one on one type joint. Kennedy is KOR, but still, meh. Gotta go with the champ. He’s the best in this thing anyway.

WWE United States Championship Match:
Matt Hardy vs. Edge


DQ? Count out? No contest? Doesn’t matter, Hardy leaves with the belt. I just don’t see Edge winning. Although I could see some, “I’ve got MITB, I’ve got the US, now I’m coming for the World” type angle. Meh, see the WWE Title match for more clarifications on what I think might happen here.

One on One:
Batista vs. Kurt Angle


Very heard to call match. Batista on the way up, Angle losing match after match. Gonna go with Dave because I think even in losing again, a loss still hurts the credibility of Angle less than that of Batista.

No Holds Barred:
Shawn Michaels vs. Garrison Cade


Revenge for HBK. Hands down. Lucky for Cade to face HBK at SummerSlam too. Last year HBK was involved in the tag line match “Hottest night of the Summer, Hottest Match of the Year.”.

Gauntlet Match:
Triple H vs. The Brotherhood


I really like the way you’ve held Hunter off. It’s been a long process, and now Hunter finds himself in a major bind. The McMahon-HHH culmination will come for sure, and the baby being thrown in is certainly WWE-esque! Anyway, Hunter to LOSE I think. An awesome showing, but just coming up short. Gives the Brotherhood some steam too. Hunter will get his due, as imo, he is already headed to a WWE Title Match @ Mania 23 in this thread, after one long ass time coming.

Hell in a Cell Match:
John Cena vs. Randy Orton


I can already tell this match is going to go after the title matches, which I’m not thrilled about, but find okay for the amount of build the thing has. What can be said? The longest built and running story in the thread right now. WM 21, WM 22, and now the ultimate showdown and climax, Hell in a Cell at SummerSlam. Interested how you’ll be able to make this match compare to the great HIAC’s of the past. In the end, I have to think the RIGHT MAN will win. And that man is Randy Orton. Cena won at Mania, twice. Orton NEEDS this win. It’s a brutal match, which gives the experience to the Legend Killer, and it’s the one he just has to win in the end. A brutal contest, which will leave both men looking strong, and Orton as the victory, FINALLY, against Cena.

Can’t wait Wolf-a-thon. Get to it.
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SUNDAY NIGHT HEAT


Todd Grisham and Josh Matthews host


We have the usual video packages for main event matches and the long running feuds {Hell in a Cell, WWE Championship, World Championship, Shawn Michaels vs. Garrison Cade & Triple H vs. The Brotherhood w/ Vince McMahon}


We also have an interview with Intercontinental Champion, Finlay, who doesn’t say anything news worthy, just building a little more hype for the Fatal Four Way.


Meanwhile, The Spirit Squad address the fans with a video, before performing a Summer cheer, which is greeted with much indifference.


There is a video package for next months PPV - the first ever interactive WWE PPV - Cyber Sunday. This of course is met with heat by the Summer Slam audience in California.


The arrival of both Randy Orton and John Cena is recorded at different stages of the pre-show to kill time, as is a customary look at the daunting sight of Hell in a Cell - for the first time in 20 months - along with the regular HIAC highlights package to add more hype to the much publicised main event..


And in the Heat Match heading into Summer Slam - Womens Champion Alexis Laree & Trish Stratus defeat Victoria & Jillian Hall in a spirited tag team contest, with Trish beating Hall with the Chick Kick @ 06:12. The two fine female winners celebrate victory as we fade out of Sunday Night Heat…




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AND NOW


WWE SUMMER SLAM 2006


AUGUST 20TH
ARROWHEAD POND ARENA; ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA


Opening Video


We open with a blistering sunlight from a perfect blue sky, as a plane soars across, before the camera zooms into the plane…


We see smiling couples, young and old, whilst children play at their seats with WWE figures, whilst the air hostess speaks…


Air Hostess:
Ladies and Gentlemen, our captain would like to inform you that we are just moments away from landing in our destination. He would advise for all of you to now apply your seatbelts, as we are set to experience some turbulence. For your information, our destination will be extremely hot, and we hope you enjoy your stay …


We zoom in on the pretty hostess, as (thanks to special effects), the skin on her face begins to melt, as flames erupt around her, until all we see is her skeleton face, before the entire picture is engulfed by flames.


Air Hostess:
In HELL!!!!


Suddenly, we see flashing shots of WWE superstars being flung into the Hell in a Cell structure over the years, as the ominous music plays to accompany the destructive structure. In between some of these shots, there a clips of Randy Orton and John Cena, both bloodied, both in agony, and both suffering.


Jim Ross:
It is a perverse…


Jerry Lawler:
SATANIC!!!


Jim Ross:
Vile … diabolical structure.


More clips of stars from past and present taking punishment in the cell.


Jim Ross:
It is custom built … for injury.


Michael Cole:
The most dangerous match in the history of the WWE.


Michael Cole:
Twenty feet high … over two tonnes of unforgiving steel!!


Jim Ross:
The pain these two men are about to endure … is inhuman (echoes of inhuman)


Clips of Orton and Cena going at it at the past two WrestleMania’s.


Randy Orton:
You’ve beaten me once … you’ve beaten me twice … I promise there will not be a third.


John Cena:
I fear nothing … and I regret less. I’ll walk straight into hell … and I’ll will come back out with my arm raised.


Quick clip of Shawn Michaels going off the cell in 1997.


Jerry Lawler:
INCOMING!!! INCOMING!!!


Clips of Randy Orton in the last two Hell in a Cell matches … becoming the youngest world champion in 2004 at Backlash … then beating the Undertaker at the 2005 Royal Rumble.


Randy Orton:
What makes you think you can beat me?? Hell in a Cell has brought out the very best in Randy Orton … I became the youngest world champion EVER in this Cell … I beat The Deadman in this cell.


John Cena:
Nothing you’ve done in the past matters … you will see a side of John Cena I didn’t even know existed … and you will hope and pray for your God damn LIFE!!!


Quick clip of Mick Foley flying off the cell in 1998.


Jim Ross:
GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY … THAT KILLED HIM!!!


More of Cena vs. Orton.


Randy Orton:
At Summer Slam … inside that Cell … I promise you Cena … not only will I end this … I will end YOU!!!


John Cena:
You call yourself the career killer?? Here’s your chance!!! Cause I aint running … I aint hiding … I’m gonna be right in your face!!!


Shot of RVD in 2004 crashing off the cell.


Jim Ross:
WE NEED HELP OUT HERE!!! BY GAWD GET SOME HELP OUT HERE!!!


Back to action between Cena and Orton, with clips in between of superstars crashing into the steel at a rapid fire rate.


Randy Orton:
This ends at Summer Slam!!!


John Cena:
This ends inside Hell in the Cell!!!


Randy Orton:
I will end your career … and I’m gonna love it.


John Cena:
I will put my body, I will put my career, on the line, if it means having my arm raised at Summerslam.


Randy Orton:
I’m gonna make you bleed from every pore in your body.


John Cena:
Imma break every bone that you have to break.


Randy Orton:
This isn’t abut the title anymore…


John Cena:
It aint just a competition anymore…


Both Cena and Orton:
(In contorted voice) It’s personal.


One final shot of the Cell hanging above a ring.


Jim Ross:
THIS IS A WAR (Echoes of ‘a war’)


We then come back to the skeletal figure of the plane hostess, as a little bing is heard on the aircraft, as she speaks again.


Air Hostess:
Our captain would like to remind you all that this summer, the hottest event of the summer will be hotter than hell. Thank you.


AND NOW … PLAYSTATION 3 PRESENTS A RAW AND SMACKDOWN PRODUCTION … SUMMERSLAM ‘HOTTER THAN HELL’!!!!!


PYRO


The camera pans around the Arrowhead Pond, as the fans jump up and down in excitement … like morons. We get glimpses of fan banners in the arena such as ‘Y2J vs. RVD = RATINGS’, ‘GO TO HELL ORTON’, and ‘TRIPLE H IS MY FATHER TOO’. The unmistakeable voice of J.R opens the show, as we soon pan to the commentary team at ringside.


Jim Ross:
The hottest event of the summer is finally here!!! Welcome to the Arrowhead Pond … welcome to Summer Slam!!!


Jerry Lawler:
But doesn’t it feel a little different tonight J.R?? Maybe a little too hot?? Some might even say … hotter than HELL!!!


Jim Ross:
Indeed the atmosphere is red hot in anticipation for the Hell in a Cell match later tonight, as John Cena and Randy Orton put their young careers at stake in the most destructive, unforgiving structure ever created.


Jerry Lawler:
It’ll be the culmination of eighteen months that these two men have been fierce rivals. It HAS to end tonight J.R!!!


Jim Ross:
You just have to wonder how badly this devastation device we are looking at right now will effect these two stars young careers. Joining us tonight at ringside though, our Smackdown colleagues … Michael Cole and Tazz…


Michael Cole:
Thanks J.R, and hello to everybody around the world watching us tonight. Indeed, Hell in the Cell is the most talked about match here tonight, but lets not forget, over on Smackdown, a new WWE Champion WILL be crowned.


Tazz:
RVD and Y2J Cole. They’ve battled for the last four weeks to get to this night, and in Anaheim tonight, Van Dam could realise his life long dream of becoming a World Champion, or Chris Jericho could become champion again for the first time in over four years!!!


Michael Cole:
Both men have a rich history of championships … Rob Van Dam was ECW Television champion for twenty three months … and Chris Jericho was the first EVER Undisputed Champion.


Tazz:
I cannot wait for that one Cole. Evenly balanced, could go either way.


**MY NAME IS FINLAY … AND I LOVE TO FIGHT**


The Intercontinental Champion strides out onto the stage, as we get set for the first bout of the evening.


Jim Ross:
Since his arrival on Raw in April, this fighting Irishman has been a thorn in many sides. This veteran only took two months to become the Intercontinental Champion, and just six weeks ago, he was moments away from becoming World Champion!!! That is just how good this wily veteran is.


Jerry Lawler:
And he loves to fight J.R!!! But what is the deal with the little leprechaun??


Jim Ross:
I have no earthly idea King.


**KENNEDY**


The 2006 King of the Ring enters to a terrific response, as he focuses his energy on the ring tonight, not wasting time to announce himself.


Jim Ross:
Still in his rookie year on Raw, yet Kennedy has already competed at WrestleMania, and in June became the King of the Ring. Could he capture the Intercontinental Title to cap off what would be a wonderful year??


Jerry Lawler:
He has the tools J.R, and in a match like this, anything is possible!!!


**I SPIT IN THE FACE OF PEOPLE WHO DON’T WANT TO BE COOL**


The former champion, Carlito enters the arena to a decent ovation.


Jim Ross:
Well King, here is a man, who since WrestleMania has not won a singles match. In fact, even in the tag team matches he has been successful in, it has been his partner picking up the pinfall. Yet, Carlito finds himself in a perfect spot to recapture the Intercontinental Championship.


Jerry Lawler:
He’s had a rotten five months J.R, but as you said, he has an amazing opportunity tonight.


**WILD HORSES**


Heel heat hits ‘The Prodigy’ Nick Dinsmore as he enters the arena, but shrugs off all the negativity, as he focuses in on winning his first championship gold.


Jim Ross:
Despite your feelings about this low life, you cannot argue that under the tutelage of Ric Flair, this young man has become a very dangerous opponent for anyone on the WWE rosters.


Jerry Lawler:
Speak for yourself J.R … I love this guy. He even had me fooled as Eugene. Nick Dinsmore is one for the future, and his future may start tonight with the Intercontinental Title.


WWE Intercontinental Championship Match;
Fatal Four Way:

Finlay vs. Nick Dinsmore vs. Mr. Kennedy vs. Carlito


The four men take a corner as the bell rings for the start of the opening contest this evening. Kennedy, Finlay and Carlito all then turn their attention to Dinsmore immediately, and he backs himself into the corner, trying to talk his way out of the situation, playing the other three against each other - at least he attempts to anyway. They don’t buy it however, and straight away, the three men, including the heel champion Finlay, team up on The Prodigy, beating him with punches and kicks, to a great ovation from the crowd. Kennedy then takes over, and picks Dinsmore up and delivers a stiff chop across the chest of Dinsmore, but before he can go for a second, Carlito stops him and fires a barrage of right and left hands on the unfortunate Horseman. The 2006 KOTR isn’t happy though, and pulls Carlito back. The two argue amongst themselves, while Finlay takes advantage and stomps on Dinsmore in the corner. As this happens, Kennedy and Carlito look to each other, noticing the sneaky work of Finlay, and without discussing it, they team up, and beat on Finlay!!!
This allows Nick Dinsmore a chance to gather himself, as Finlay feels the brunt of Kennedy and Carlito. They whip him off the ropes, but the veteran Irishman bounces back and delivers a double clothesline to both men taking them off their feet. Finlay turns his attention back to Dinsmore, but Nick rakes the eyes, and begins to fight back having had to feel the onslaught of his three opponents early on. This, however, doesn’t last long, as Carlito and Kennedy attack Dinsmore, bizarrely saving the champion from a beat down. We see Finlay roll to the outside, to take a moment to gather his thoughts, as CCC and Kennedy back Dinsmore into the ropes, and fire him off, sending him crashing with a double hip toss. Kennedy and Carlito share a glare in each others direction, as it appears they are set to go at it, but instead, they focus their attention back on The Prodigy, and drag him up, showing off their team work again, delivering a double suplex.
Carlito then quickly tries to get Dinsmore up again, but this time, Kennedy blindsides Carlito, and drives his knee into the head of CCC, which sends him tumbling through the ropes to the outside!!!! There is some heat for the hellish move, but some cheers also for his audacity. Kennedy now goes to cover Dinsmore, but HE IS BLINDSIDED BY FINLAY!!!! Finlay charges into the ring, and drives his elbow to the back of Kennedys head, and quickly fires the King of the Ring straight into the corner. Finlay follows in, but Kennedy doesn’t allow himself to withstand any punishment, brawling out of the corner, although this plays right into Finlays comfort zone, and he snuffs out the comeback with a double fist to the throat. Kennedy reels away, as Finlay picks his spot, and delivers a crushing running knee lift, sending the brash youngster to the mat, and rolls to the outside.
Finlay turns back around, looking for Dinsmore, but he is now to his feet, and Dinsmore tries to rush Finlay, but he is met with a kick to the gut, which gives an opening for Finlay to deliver a suplex, but the tricky Prodigy takes the champion by surprise, and counters into a cradle, 1...2...KICK OUT!!! Finlay is right back up, but misses his clothesline attempt, and turns back around into a headlock takedown, which Dinsmore switches to a straight up headlock. Finlay tries to free himself from the hold, and seemingly manages it, but before he knows it, the technically sound Dinsmore has him caught in an arm lock, taking Finlay back to the mat, and struggling. Finlay looks to make the ropes, but before he even has to, Carlito is back, and he delivers a sharp kick to Dinsmores head, breaking the hold, as Finlay decides to take a breather, and rolls to the outside, leaving Dinsmore and Carlito to battle in the ring. CCC sends Dinsmore into the ropes, and gives the fans the first real exciting move of the match, with a dropkick, knocking Dinsmore down, as Carlito looks for an unlikely pin, 1...2...Easy kick out for The Prodigy.
Despite the easy kick out, Carlito is in control, and he takes Dinsmore back up, driving his knee into his opponents mid section, before showing off his athleticism, by spring boarding off the ropes, and comes back with a nice cross body splash, into a pinning predicament, 1…2…DINSMORE FLIPS OVER … AND HOLDS THE TIGHTS … 1…2…KICK OUT!!!!! Neither man wastes any time getting to his feet, but Dinsmore is the quicker on this occasion, and takes Carlito over with an arm drag, and applies a wristlock, pushing Carlitos torso into the mat, pressing his knee into the back of Carlitos head. CCC struggles to get free, but in the end, doesn’t need to, as The Prodigy releases the hold, but crashes his knee across his neck instead to keep control. Dinsmore then picks him up and looks for a suplex, but Kennedy appears again, and saves CCC this time, holding his legs, stopping him from being hoisted up, which forces Dinsmore to let go, and as he does, he baseball slides Kennedy, sending him crashing into the barricade.
Dinsmore then turns back around, looking happy with his work, and sees Carlito taking a moment to himself and Finlay getting back inside. He quickly tries to take advantage by dropkicking both men, but both Carlito and Finlay work in tandem, and move just in time, with Dinsmore hitting no one, instead crashing awkwardly onto the mat!! Carlito and Finlay look to team up now, and double team The Prodigy, with Carlito holding up Dinsmore for Finlay to clothesline, but Dinsmore manages to have the wherewithal to duck, and Finlay hits Carlito instead!!!!! Finlay doesn’t seem too affected by the mishap, and wastes no time to check on his momentary partner, instead going straight back after Dinsmore, this time not missing, as he nails him with a thick clothesline!!! He gets the hook of the leg, 1…2…SHOULDER UP!!! The wily veteran wastes no more time, and pulls Dinsmore back to his feet, sending him into the corner, chest first, with a sickening thud, and looks to follow up with a big charge at the Prodigy, but Dinsmore has the wherewithal to counter, and takes Finlay by surprise, ducking slightly, hoisting the Irishman up, which sends him into the ropes, throat first, from a flapjack like manoeuvre!!! Finlay bounces off, holding his throat, choking from the impact, but Dinsmore follows up the move, and delivers a jaw breaker with Finlay bouncing back, into the ropes, and staggers back out, with a glazed over look in his eyes, as Dinsmore follows up, delivering a vicious swinging neck breaker!!!! Dinsmore senses the championship in his grasp now, and hooks the far leg of the champion…

………1………

………………2………………

…KICK OUT…
!!!


Despite the kick out, Dinsmore isn’t disheartened, and The Prodigy continues to move forward, but before he can focus on Finlay, he spots Carlito, just climbing to the top rope, but stops him from making any impact, pushing him off … AND SCORING A DOUBLE WHAMMY … AS CARLITO LANDS ONTO MISTER KENNEDY ON THE OUTSIDE!!!!! The Arrowhead Pond comes alive for the crash and burn moment, whilst Dinsmore turns his attention back to the struggling champion, and backs him into the corner, delivering one solemn chop, before setting Finlay on the top rope. Dinsmore softens him a little with three strikes to the mid section, before climbing himself, getting Finlay into position for a superplex, but as he looks to get the champion off, Finlay blocks it, and begins to fight it, with his shots eventually paying off, as Dinsmore is forced to let go, but Finlay isn’t finished there, and the champion now tries to knock Dinsmore off the top rope, but in an act of desperation as he teeters, Dinsmore betrays his wrestling roots, and nails a headbutt to the Irishman, and wastes no time at all, hooking him into position, and DELIVERS THE SUPERPLEX!!!!!
Both men are down, as the fans pop for really the first time of the night for a high impact spot. There is no count from the referee, with it being a four way contest, and the fans come alive, as instead of Nick Dinsmore getting the most of the situation, it’s actually Mister Kennedy!!! He comes in through the back door, and covers Finlay, looking to steal the win …

…1…
…………………
…………………2…………………

……DINSMORE BREAKS THE COUNT……
!!!!!!!


Kennedy looks pissed off by the break, but responds by taking his frustration out on Dinsmore, slamming his forearm off the back of The Prodigy, then both forearms, letting off some steam. Kennedy gets back up, and drags Finlay up, but not for long, sending the champion tumbling over the top rope, and to the floor below. Meanwhile, Carlito is up on the top rope again, and the man from the Caribbean flies off, looking to hit Kennedy, but the King of the Ring moves out of harms way, and Carlito instead delivers a dropkick to Dinsmore!!!! Once more, it’s Kennedy that gets the benefit of the situation, and he disposes of Carlito with a fierce clothesline, sending him back over the top rope, and to the floor once more, leaving Kennedy alone with Dinsmore once more. Sensing a real opportunity of finishing the match, Kennedy quickly pulls his opponent off the mat, and looks for his most recent finishing move - The Mic Check - but Dinsmore manages to avoid it, elbowing himself free from the clutches of the desperate opponent, and takes advantage of the reckless attitude of Kennedy, taking him over with a firemans carry, following up smoothly with a crossover into an arm bar!!! Kennedy instantly groans, but is too close to the ropes to suffer any damage, and wraps his feet around the bottom rope, forcing the break from The Prodigy.
Dinsmore lets go, but is first to strike, as Kennedy comes back up, striking a blistering right hand to the jaw, sending Kennedy to the ropes, before whipping him to the opposite side, but it appears Dinsmore has been lulled into a false sense of security, as Kennedy bounces right back off the other side with a surprising burst, taking Nick down with a flying shoulder block!!!!! Dinsmore manages to get straight up, but looks to be suffering the effects, and is easy pickings for the 2006 KOTR, as he rolls up Dinsmore, 1…2… Kick out!!! Dinsmore again is straight back up, and runs at Kennedy, but KK sees him, and drops him straight back down with a back body drop. Kennedy then signals for the Mic Check again, raising two fingers, as if to say ‘second time lucky’, but as he goes for it, Dinsmore ducks under, and then goes for a DDT with a quick kick to the gut, before hooking him into position, but Kennedy pushes him away, avoiding the move. Dinsmore comes straight back, but the 2006 King Of The Ring goes for a DDT of his own, only for Nick to counter into a Northern Lights Suplex, bridging for a pin cover, 1…2…Kennedy gets a shoulder up!!! Dinsmore is right back up, springing to his feet, then taunts the crowd for a moment, signalling the title around his own waist, and GOES UP TOP-????? Much to the surprise of the fans, Dinsmore climbs the ropes, as he moves from his usual mat based style, and steadies himself, waiting for Kennedy to get back to his feet, and as he does, Dinsmore flies off, looking to hit a reverse elbow from the top, but as he goes for it, Kennedy MOVES!!!! Dinsmore crashes on the mat as Kennedy scrambles for a cover to try and steal a quick one, 1...CARLITO BREAKS THE COUNT BEFORE IT EVEN HITS TWO!!!!!
Kennedy gets back to his feet, and comes face to face with Carlito, as the two begin to argue, with Kennedy pissed off at Carlito breaking the count, whilst CCC argues over the incident earlier where Kennedy double crossed him, which is answered by an open hand slap to the face of Carlito!!! CCC quickly responds - tackling Kennedy to the mat, as the two faces come to blows, trading body shots on the mat, rolling around, throwing fists. Meanwhile, Finlay pulls Dinsmore to the outside, and he begins to lay a beating on The Prodigy on the outside of the ring!!!
The King of the Ring gets the better of the brawl, and gets Carlito into the corner, landing some stiff shots, and stomps his opponent into the corner, with shades of Steve Austin, stomping a mud hole, and walking it dry!!! Kennedy attempts to pull CCC out of the corner, but Carlito takes the moment to fight back, getting the upper hand now of Kennedy, turning the tables, backing Kennedy into the corner, and letting fly with his fists. Meanwhile, Finlay sends Dinsmore into the steel steps, eliminating him for now from the contest, as the wily veteran hunches down low, watching the action in the ring intently, waiting for his opening to take charge, as he watches Carlito and Kennedy batter one another senseless. Carlito clubs the back of Kennedy, with perspiration flying off the back of the charismatic KOTR, as CCC wears him down, allowing him to pick Kennedy up, and fires him across the ring off the ropes, but CCC ducks down, waiting for Kennedy to come back, which gives KK a chance to comeback in another sense, and Kennedy decides to show some athleticism, leapfrogging over Carlito, and bounces off the other ropes, before dropkicking CCC’s knee, knocking Carlito down!!! Kennedy stands tall, and mouths something to the audience, before dropping his knee across the throat of Carlito, and makes a cover, 1...2...Kick Out.
As Finlay continues to watch on the outside, Ken Kennedy drags Carlito up by the hair, and mouths something at the Carlito once again, before whipping him off the ropes, and looks for a clothesline, but CCC ducks under, comes off the other side, and kicks Kennedy in the mid section, before turning him around, attempting the Back Cracker, but Kennedy manages to pull away from Carlito, and the champion falls hard onto the mat. KK points to his skull, saying he’s smart, and drags Carlito up again, but this time, Carlito charges Kennedy into the corner with a sudden burst of energy, taking the wind from Kennedy upon impact with the corner. He quickly pulls Kennedy out, but only for a short arm clothesline, taking Kennedy right back down to the mat. Instead of covering though, Carlito decides to try and do more damage, and leaps to the middle rope, coming off with a double springboard moonsault!!!! The fans pop for the beautifully delivered move, and Carlito has Kennedys leg hooked for a pin fall …

………1………
………
……………2……………

…FINLAY BREAKS THE COUNT…
!!!!!!!


Finlay takes his quick moment to stomp Kennedy out of the ring whilst Carlito gets back up, and now, the champion, and former champion are left to go at it, with CCC holding his own with Finlay in a fist fight, but eventually, the rugged Irishman gets the better of the brawl, and pushes Carlito into the corner, going to work on the body, before whipping Carlito to the opposite corner, looking to follow him in, but Carlito pushes himself up in the corner, and Finlay is unable to stop himself hitting the corner, chest first, as Carlito drops back down, and school boys Finlay…

………………1………………

………2………
………
……FINLAY POWERS OUT……
!!!!!!!


Carlito wastes no time despite the kick out, and whips the champion off the ropes, but Finlay ducks a clothesline, and dots the eye of Carlito, following up with a side suplex, quickly hooking the leg, 1...2...Kick Out. Like Carlito, Finlay wastes little time, and pulls Carlito up, and places him on the top rope which sets up for a superplex - a move Finlay has already been subjected to in this match!!! CCC resists this though, and pushes Finlay off the top. Carlito doesn’t think twice about his next move though, and comes off the top with a double axe handle, knocking Finlay straight down to the mat. CCC covers Finlay, 1...2...Kick out from the champion!!! As Finlay kicks out, Nick Dinsmore re-enters the action, and tries to surprise Carlito, pulling his legs, and looking to try and apply a quick Texas Cloverleaf … but as Carlito tries to fight it … Kennedy runs into the ring, and introduces his knee to the jaw of The Prodigy!!!!! Dinsmore crumbles to the mat, as Kennedy surges, and takes out Finlay, who is just to his feet, with a swinging neck breaker!!!! The fans start up a ‘KENNEDY’ chant, as Kennedy fires up, and pulls Carlito up, delivering a straight forward front slam, before hoisting himself to the middle rope, then the top, AND LOOKS FOR THE KENTON BOMB … BUT CARLITO MOVES!!!!! Kennedy hit’s the mat hard, and rolls around, as Carlito tries to move in and get a quick win …

………1………

………………2………………

…KICK OUT…
!!!


Carlito shakes his head as he gets back to his feet, and drags Kennedy up, but sees Finlay coming, and pushes Kennedy backwards into the oncoming Finlay, using the KOTR as a blocker!!! Kennedy falls to the mat, whilst Finlay looks dazed, allowing Carlito to take full advantage, and he plants the champion with his trusty - APPLE CORE!!!!! Carlito floats over, and hooks the leg…

………1………

………………2………………

…DINSMORE BREAKS THE COUNT…
!!!


Nick Dinsmore at the last second, prevents Carlito from picking up his first singles victory in five months!!!! He pulls Carlito up, and looks to hit a double arm suplex, but Carlito is too fired up, and pushes Dinsmore into the ropes, whipping him off them, and meets Nick from the other side with a spinning heel kick!!! Carlito takes a look around, and sees all three opponents down, and decides to go for broke, quickly jumping to the top rope, looking for a splash as Dinsmore reaches his feet, but as he goes for it … KENNEDY PUSHES CARLITO OFF THE TOP ROPE - AND FACE FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE!!!!! Dinsmore thanks Kennedy for helping him - by jumping hi in the corner!!! Dinsmore comes from behind with a knee to the back, but before he can follow up, Kennedy squeezes out, and slams Dinsmore, face first into the top turnbuckle. Finlay now charges in, but Kennedy moves, and the Irishman crushes Dinsmore, before Kennedy dumps Finlay over the top rope and to the floor below!!!!!
Now, Kennedy has Dinsmore to himself, and gets The Prodigy up, onto his shoulders, and gets himself to the middle rope, as the fans come alive sensing the GREEN BAY PLUNGE … AND KENNEDY CONNECTS!!!! The Arrowhead Pond erupts as Kennedy delivers the awe inspiring move, as he slowly goes for a cover, into position covering Dinsmore…

………1………

………………2………………

…LITTLE BASTARD PULLS THE KENNEDY OUT OF THE RING…
!!!


The fans stop momentarily, as they see what happens, with Finlays little leprechaun stopping Kennedy from winning his first title!!!!! The Little Bastard now realises what he has down, and tries to run, as Kennedy grabs him. Meanwhile, in the ring, the referee is momentarily distracted by the actions on the outside … as Finlay sneaks into the ring with his shillelagh … and to make sure Dinsmore stays out … HE NAILS HIM WITH THE OLD WEAPON!!!! Finlay tugs the referees pants to get his attention, and covers Dinsmore…

………1………

………………2………………

…3…
!!!

Winner: And STILL Intercontinental Champion FINLAY @ 16:27


The veteran retains!!! Quickly, Finlay is wise to get out of the way, and escapes with the title intact, as the Little Bastard jumps up into his arms, saving Finlays title reign again. Meanwhile, in the ring, Kennedy and Carlito are both equally angry about how events transpired, as they look up the ramp at the victorious Irishman, cursing his luck.


A short HELL IN A CELL MEMORY video plays, showing the first ever HIAC match, with Shawn Michaels getting obliterated by The Undertaker, and even drops from the side of the Cell, through an announce table, showing the destruction the environment causes.


We then cut to Todd Grisham, who is standing by with Shawn Michaels…


Todd Grisham:
Shawn Michaels, we’ve just looked at footage from the first ever Hell in a Cell match, where you featured. Tonight, you face your former protégé Garrison Cade, but if I could for a moment, could I get your opinions on the Hell in a Cell match, and can you give any advice to Randy Orton or John Cena??


Shawn Michaels:
Quite frankly Todd, no. To be perfectly honest, I’ve got my mind on other things tonight … like Garrison Cade. But, as for Hell in a Cell … I’ve been there twice, and boys and girls, it sure aint no picnic, I’ll tell ya. Randy Orton has been in the last two of these, so he knows about all you’re ever gonna know about a Hell in a Cell match. On the other hand, you’ve got John Cena, and he’s never met a type of match he was scared of. Expect blood, expect broken bones, and I hate to say it … but you shouldn’t be shocked if one or both careers come to an end. Good luck gentlemen, I’m just glad it isn’t good ‘ol HBK.


Todd Grisham:
And finally, moving on to your upcoming No Holds Barred match with Garrison Cade tonight. We know the history between you both, and tonight it comes to an end.


Shawn Michaels:
If you’re looking for a nice little sound bite Todd, I haven’t got any. Like I said a few minutes ago, my thoughts are on the match, I’ve got absolutely nothing to say about it. At this point, the talking has no use, it’s all action from here.


HBK gives Grisham a long stare, before moving off, to do any final preparations for his match.


Back into the arena…


**I WALK ALONE**


The Animal bursts from behind the curtain, to a nice response, with the fans beginning to get behind Batista as a face, as he gets himself ready for his first major test as a solo star on the Smackdown brand.


Michael Cole:
From the moment Dave Batista was drafted to Smackdown in April, The Animal has been making headlines as a major force to be reckoned with. No longer a background player for Ric Flair or Evolution, Batista is now truly walking alone. Tonight, he faces a major test, as to his credentials on the top tier of Smackdown as he takes on a former seven time World Champion, Kurt Angle.


Tazz:
Huge test Cole. Huge test for The Animal. If he beats Kurt Angle here tonight, the sky my friend, is the limit for this guy.


**MEDAL**


Kurt Angle steps out into the Arrowhead Pond to a less than kind reaction, as he focuses his attention on the ring, staring straight at Batista with a cold hard stare, which doesn’t faze The Animal.


Michael Cole:
And lets not forget Tazz, Kurt Angle is a man at a crossroads in his career. 2006 has been quite frankly awful for the Olympian. He endured the most embarrassing loss of his career at WrestleMania, and has failed to bounce back ever since. A loss tonight to Batista could well start major questions about Angles future as a big time player on Smackdown.


Tazz:
Class is permanent Cole, don’t forget that. Kurt Angle has had a rough 2006 this far, but victory tonight, and Angle is back baby.


One on One:

Batista vs. Kurt Angle


Both men glare across the ring at the other, as the bell rings, with both Batista and Angle circling the ring, both looking focused, especially Angle, not wanting to make a mistake against the bigger man. They circle a couple of time, much to the dislike of the fans, who begin to get restless, waiting for someone to make a move. Batista eventually stops circling, with Angle doing the same shortly after, as The Animal yells at Angle to ‘COME ON’. Surprisingly, this riles Angle, and immediately he responds, charging into a lock up with Batista, with The Animal unsurprisingly getting the better of the tussle, shoving Kurt across the ring, and into the corner. This doesn’t deter Angle though, and the Olympian charges back out, straight into a knockdown. The tenacious Gold Medal winner gets up real quick again, but this time, he is met with a hip toss from Batista, putting him straight back onto the canvas. Kurt rolls to the corner, pulling himself up, trying to gather his thoughts, but The Animal decides not to waste any time whatsoever, and meets Angle in the corner, firing off a few right hands, following up with some well placed knees to the mid section, taking the wind out of the struggling Angle. Batista drags Angle out, and whips The Olympian off the ropes, but smartly, Angle slides out of the ring from the whip, looking to create a little distance to get himself focused again.
Batista watches, as Angle walks around the ring, trying to work out a game plan, before seemingly deciding to call it night!!! Angle waves the match off, and heads for the ramp, much to the chagrin of Big Dave, as he watches Angle walk out of Batistas biggest singles match to date. The Animal calls for the mic, whilst Angle continues to make his way up the ramp, but stops as Batista begins to speak…


Batista:
Where you goin?? Huh?? C’mon Kurt. Why would walk out?? You aren’t scared of … what was it you called me?? Yeah, that’s right … an overgrown ape in a humans body. Don’t you want to see me tap out Kurt?? Huh?? Or it just that you CANT make me tap out??


Angle turns back around, and tilts his head, mouthing back ‘Oh, I’ll make your meathead body tap’. Angle storms back down the ramp, still mouthing all sorts about The Animal, as he speeds up, eventually running into the ring, breaking the count at nine.


Despite being riled up, Angle is unable to channel his anger on Batista, as he is met immediately with a clothesline upon his entry!!! The Animal wastes no time, and hurls Angle back into the corner, quickly driving his shoulder through the gut of Angle, taking the air out of the former WWE Champion. Batista drives his shoulder twice more, winding Angle badly with big impact to the ribs. Dave whips Angle off the ropes, but throws a sluggish clothesline, with Angle ducking under, and cleverly SWEEPS THE LEG and looks to apply the ANKLELOCK - but Batista smartly kicks Angle away, right into the ropes with force. Batista is back up quickly, and looks to clothesline Kurt, hoping to get it second time around, but again, Angle ducks it, and this time, grasps around the waist of his bigger opponent, AND DELIVERS A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX, TAKING BATISTA OFF HIS FEET!!!!! Angle quickly hooks the legs, with the hope he could steal a quick surprise pin, 1…2…SHOULDER UP!!! Immediately, Kurt is on his feet, as he attempts to put this one to bed early, stalking Batista as he tries to get to his feet. The Animal slowly moves, looking shaken by the sudden German suplex, but he gets back up … with Angle instantly attempting the ANGLE SLAM … BUT BATISTA LANDS ON HIS FEET - AND DRIVES ANGLE INTO THE CORNER!!!!! Batista recovers remarkably, and takes a brief seconds pause, before landing a couple of punches to Angle, stopping the sudden turnaround from the Olympian. Batista, now back on top, drags his smaller, but much more experienced opponent out from the corner, and looks to whip him into the ropes, but as he attempts it, Angle holds onto Batistas arm, and manages to turn himself inside out of the arm, surprising The Animal, AND QUICKLY NAILS A BELLY TO BELLY!!!!! Again, Angle is instantly on his bigger opponent, hoping the surprise of the move will be enough to score the victory… 1…2…KICK OUT!!!!!

The Olympian is right back up, as this fast paced encounter gets the fans pumping, with Angle laying the boots on Batista, stomping The Animal under the bottom rope, and to the outside. Despite protests from Charles Robinson, Angle follows out, laying a few more boots to Batista, softening The Animal up. Kurt pulls his 300 pound adversary to his feet, and lands a kick to the gut, before relying on all his might to whip Batista as violently as he possibly can, SENDING THE ANIMAL INTO THE STEEL STEPS BACK FIRST!!!!! The Animal winces, but Angle doesn’t let up, quickly closing in on Batista, and delivers a number of whooping right hands to the unguarded face of the big man, as the experienced veteran takes over. Quickly, he rolls in and out of the ring, breaking the ongoing count, much to the chagrin of the referee, who wants the match back in the ring. Angle trash talks Batista, as he confidence grows, telling The Animal ‘WELCOME TO MY WORLD’, before landing another right hand. Now, Angle drags Batista from the dislodged steps, and looks to send The Animal into the steel ring post, but this time, Angle feels the force of Batista, as he STOPS the whip, despite Angle pulling as hard as he can!!! Batista shakes his head slowly, before yanking Angle into his direction, clubbing Kurt to the paper thin mats with a ferocious clothesline!!! Batista walks around the area, and lets out a yell to the fans, as he begins to fire up, with the fans showing their support, as a small ‘BA-TIS-TA’ chant rings around the Pond, picking up momentum as it goes on. The Animal looks fired up with the support, and chucks his opponent back inside the ring, rolling in after him, as the count is broken at eight.
Batista stands over Angle, and clubs the back twice, before pulling Angle up, easily throwing him up, onto his shoulder. Batista walks to the corner, and shouts something to the fans, before turning, and running out of the corner, looking for the famous RUNNING POWERSLAM … BUT ANGLE SLIPS OUT!!!! The crafty Olympian slips out, and quicker than a hiccup, Angle grasps around the waist of Batista DELIVERING HIS SECOND GERMAN SUPLEX OF THE MATCH!!!!! This time however, Angle doesn’t go for a cover … BECAUSE HE DOESN’T LET GO!!!!! Angle keeps his tight grip locked on, as he hauls Batista back up, and attempts a second German … BUT THIS TIME BATISTA BLOCKS IT!!!!! Angle keeps his hands grasped around the waist, and takes a second to summon his energy, looking to lift Batista again … but again, Batista blocks the force of Angle!!! Now, Angle tries to haul Batista off the ground to no joy, wasting his own energy trying to deliver the German, but each attempt is proven to be futile. As Angle gets too wrapped up trying to prove he can lift The Animal, he leaves himself open to a counter - and Batista duly obliges, quickly running backwards, SQUASHING ANGLE INTO THE CORNER!!!!! Angle though, shows his own tenacity, and holds on, but Batista is far too strong, as he moves out of the corner, then rams Angle back into it, finally breaking the hold. He gets out of the corner, and catches the tenacious Angle, as he runs at him, hoisting him into position on his shoulder THIS TIME DELIVERING THE POWERSLAM!!!!! Batista hooks the leg…

…1…
……………
……………2……………

…………KICK OUT…………
!!!!!


Immediately, The Animal gets back up, and takes a look around the arena, before channelling the Ultimate Warrior, and shakes the ropes, indicating the dreaded, deadly Batista Bomb. He turns back around, and pulls Angle from the mat, and throws Kurt in between his legs, taking another look around the arena … WHICH GIVES ANGLE TIME TO GRAB THE ANKLE!!!!! ANKLELOCK APPLIED!!!!!!!!!!!!! Batista screams out in agony, feeling the full force of the deadliest submission in the WWE, but suddenly, in one motion, he turns himself over taking Kurt and everyone in attendance by surprise, and cradles Angle, 1...2...KICK OUT!!! … BUT ANGLE HOLDS ONTO THE ANKLE!!! Kurt Angle drags Big Dave back to the centre of the ring, with the Anklelock locked in. He torques at the body part, and a huge groan comes from Batista, as the Pond comes alive, hoping for Batista to make the ropes, as Angle yanks at the limb, with Batista trying to push himself to the ropes, he crawls…and is soooo close, and reaches closer….but ANGLE PULLS HIM BACK!!!! The reaction from the crowd becomes deafening, willing Batista to break the submission, as he looks set to tap out at any moment. Once again though, he digs deep, showing his character, and crawls his way to the ropes, and is again one stretch away…..but ANGLE PULLS HIM BACK AGAIN!!!!!
Now, the end begins to look inevitable for Batista, after twice narrowly missing the ropes, as Angle continues to torque the fragile ankle, but, with a sudden burst of desperation, Batista turns himself over, and sticks his free boot in the face of his opponent, trying to kick Angle off, with his last roll of the dice. Angle at first fights off the kicks, but after over half a dozen, his resistance is broken … AND HE LETS GO OF THE ANKLE!!! Angle momentarily falls, but instantly bounces up, targeting the ankle, stomping the body part, but by now, Batista has made the ropes, and Angle is forced away from The Animal. Like a shark tasting blood, Angle senses the end nearing, as he looks to finish off Batista, running at him as he gets to his feet … BUT BATISTA CATCHES HIM WITH A DEBILITATING SPINEBUSTER!!!!!!!!! Now, the end looks near … but the end for Kurt Angle!!!! Batista wastes no time, and drags Angle up, doesn’t look to the fans, and instead, DRILLS ANGLE WITH THE BATISTA BOMB!!!! He hooks the leg for the biggest singles win of his career…

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Winner: BATISTA @ 08:49


Batista has his hand raised, and proceeds to the top rope, celebrating to the fans, savouring his victory this evening, as his star begins to shine in the spotlight, as he finally gets his chance to be a force. Batista then goes to each of the corners, basking in his newly found adulation, with the fans keen to support The Animal in his moment of glory. His glory though, isn’t long lived … AS KURT ANGLE DELIVERS AN ANGLE SLAM FROM THE TOP ROPE!!!!! The Olympian doesn’t stop there either, as he stamps the ankle of his victor … BEFORE APPLYING THE ANKLE LOCK!!!!! Batista taps out this time, knowing it isn’t a match, but Angle clutches the hold a little longer, proving a point to The Animal, before letting go, and twirling himself, almost celebrating, despite the fact that he lost!!!

The Gold Medallist exit’s the ring, and makes his way up the ramp, as Batista comes to, and leans through the ropes, staring at Angle, with a look that says ‘This isn’t over’.


Fanatix Series commercial - this month - “Captain Charisma - The Rise of Christian”


Backstage, we get our first look at Randy Orton on the PPV, as he sits alone, deep n thought, ahead of the Hell in a Cell main event tonight.


We then cut to Garrison Cade, walking down the hallway, with Ric Flair giving him a few final words of encouragement, which we don’t hear, as J.R and King go into super hype, super shill mode back at ringside…


Jim Ross:
The time for mind games is over King. Garrison Cade now has come to a cross roads. It’s put up or shut up for the self proclaimed ‘HB-Cade’. Will he pass Shawn Michaels by??


Jerry Lawler:
If you ask me J.R, the young lion looks primed to take the mantle right now, but I’m not counting out that old lion Shawn Michaels. We’ve all said it - there isn’t a bigger big match performer than the Showstopper, but tonight, he’ll have to pull out ALL the stops to halt the charge of Garrison Cade.


Jim Ross:
Many questions to be answered King. And here is how this journey came to Anaheim…



Shawn Michaels vs. Garrison Cade Video Package:

- Cade turns on Michaels at Backlash.

- Cade defeats Michaels at Unforgiven, cheating to defeat his former mentor.
- Michaels gets screwed over by Cade, Flair and Dinsmore.
- Horsemen play mind games with HBK to earn his rematch with Cade, including the use of Marty Jannetty.
- Final words from HBK leading into the event, with clips from HBK and Cade together when Cade was trained by HBK, and under Michaels wing in DX.


**WILD HORSES**


Garrison Cade confidently enters the arena, to a rasping heat filled response from the fans in attendance. Cade gets carried away with one fans abuse, and gets embroiled in a short argument, before continuing on, as he faces his former mentor for the second time on PPV.


Jim Ross:
Garrison Cade is in a very elite club King. He is one of the only men on this planet to be able to boast a 100% record of victories over the indomitable Heart Break Kid, Shawn Michaels. But tonight, he has no Ric Flair to help, no Nick Dinsmore. If he is to beat his former mentor tonight, he must do it … alone.


Jerry Lawler:
Despite that record against HBK, this is still make or break for Cade tonight. If he can defeat Michaels, and do it convincingly, there may well be a new sheriff in town on Raw.


**H-B-K**


Anaheim goes berserk, as Shawn Michaels enters, and plays it as if the reaction has almost knock him over. HBK smiles to the fans for a split second, before turning his attention to the ring … and the smile quickly fades. Michaels rips off his t-shirt, and marches down the aisle, not taking his eyes off his former protégé.


Jim Ross:
How can Michaels not be emotional in this one King?? He helped give this kid a foot in the business, yet tonight, he’ll have to bash Garrison Cades head to take a victory, and score revenge.


Jerry Lawler:
You answered it yourself J.R. Revenge!!!! HBK has his sights set on one thing, and one thing only … and that is revenge.



No Holds Barred:

Shawn Michaels vs. Garrison Cade


HBK swings into the ring, and immediately surprises a lackadaisical Cade, jump starting the contest. Michaels pounds Cade into the corner, before letting fly with a hat trick of slow, yet powerful knife edge chops, each forcing Cade to wince. Michaels quickly whips his former protégé off the ropes, knocking him down with a straight right hand!!! Cade gets up, but staggers a little, before HBK delivers an inverted atomic drop. Michaels doesn’t stop there, and hoists Cade again, delivering another sharp inverted atomic drop, and a third, followed by a fourth, sending Cade staggering into the ropes like a drunk man, which allows The Showstopper to deliver a running clothesline, knocking HB-Cade over the top and to the floor below!!!

Michaels takes a moment to soak up the adulation in the arena he won his first ever World Title, before smiling, and looks for a plancha over the ropes, but on impact - HE IS CAUGHT BY CADE - AND RAMMED STRAIGHT INTO THE RING POST BACK FIRST!!!!! Cade immediately goes for his opponents weakness, and doesn’t stop with the crunch into the post, following up with a devastating back breaker!!! Michaels writhes in agony, given his long history with back problems. Garrison moves towards the announce position, and pushes camera men away, as well as Lillian Garcia to a lot of heat, before grabbing her chair. He folds the chair up, and turns back around, moving back towards to HBK, but before he can use the chair, he is stopped by Michaels, who connects with a shot to the gut, and kicks the chair out of Cade’s hand, before bursting with a charge at his former DX mate, with both men bundling over the protective barrier, and into the front row.
On the floor, HBK pounds at the young lion, venting his pent up aggression and fury, to a big pop from the on looking fans. The two men reach their feet, with Michaels in the ascendancy, striking Cade as they move through the fans, and up the steps. Finally, Cade stops the onslaught, and cuts out the attack from Michaels with a well placed knee to the abdomen. He pounds Michaels back with thick forearm shots, then seemingly places the veteran into position for a power bomb, but HBK avoids it, with a back drop, sending Cade to land onto the cold hard steps of the arena. A mighty groan reverborates around The Pond, feeling the cold pain that Cade is suffering. Michaels though, shows no such compassion, and forces Cade back up, sending him backwards with a strong right hand to the temple. Shawn then takes a second to kindly ask a fan for their drink, and the fan seemingly allows it to happen, with Michaels throwing the liquid directly at his former student!!! Cade stumbles further up the steps, rubbing his face, whilst Michaels takes another fans popcorn, and takes a handful to eat himself, before throwing the remaining contents at Cade, adding further to his humiliation in front of the fans, which doesn’t stop, as Michaels places the empty popcorn box over his opponents head, and follows up by landing a straight right hand to his unaware adversary. Cade falls over, and crawls away, as the two men now battle backstage, into the main corridor, with Cade still crawling away, as Michaels follows, and adds to the insults with a kick to the ass of Cade, as Garrison finally gets the box off his head, and gets to his feet, despite Michaels continuous barrage of abuse. Cade starts fighting back, but it’s Michaels in control, and the showstopper pushes Cade onto a handily placed trolley, and decides to have some fun, and wheels the trolley along the hall, before letting it free wheel, which gets a girlish response from Cade who wails like a pre teen diva, as the trolley finds itself stopped by a closed door, and tips over, with Cade again trying to crawl away. Again though, HBK stops him, and brings Cade through a different door, and smashes his opponents head off a light switch half a dozen times, turning the light on and off, which gives HBK something to laugh about, before he sends Cade through another door, as they approach the backstage area for the wrestlers and crew. Michaels sends Cade into a pile of rubbish bags, then looks around for an instrument of some sort to clobber his foe with. He takes too long though, and comes up dry with nothing, and by the time he comes back to Cade, the youngster has a trash can in his possession, and he nails Michaels, denting the trash can over Michaels head.
Garrison Cade is back in charge now, and drags Michaels through a door, and down another corridor, past a few on looking wrestlers, as HBK tries to fight back, but is brushed off by Cade. Cade brings HBK towards the gorilla position now, right beside the entrance, but Michaels now fights back, tackling Cade down, and the two brawl through the curtain, back onto the main entrance to a big pop from the fans, who can now see the two men once again. Once back in the main spotlight, it’s Cade who takes charge, overpowering Michaels, sending him crashing on the steel walk way with a big clothesline. Cade though, has bigger plans than just that, and pulls HBK back up to his knees, planting him between his legs, possibly setting up for a power bomb on the steel!!! Cade tries to lift HBK but Michaels, at the last possible second, is able to counter, and BACK BODY DROPS CADE ONTO THE STEEL RAMP!!!!! The Pond pops for the Showstopper, as Michaels avoids what would’ve been a career threatening move. HBK now kicks Cade down the ramp, with the youngster rolling down, almost comedically, back to the ringside area, with HBK in hot pursuit. Michaels rolls Cade back into the ring, following himself, backing his former protégé into the corner, and tees off with a succession of knife edge chops, again giving Cade rough house punishment. Michaels pulls Cade out, and whips him off the ropes, scoring with a hip toss, and follows that with the first cover of the match, 1...2...Kick Out. Michaels quickly gets Cade back up, and sends him into the corner, racing him after him, looking to crush him in the corner with a splash, but Cade has the move scouted, and is quick to get out of harms way, leaving Michaels to collide with the corner!!! The Showstopper staggers out, and is easy pickings for Cade, who delivers an ugly big boot to the face!!! Cade senses a chance, and hooks the leg, 1...2...KICK OUT!!!
Michaels survives, as Cade looks set to take control. He grabs Michaels up, and chucks him through the middle rope, crashing to the ground on the outside. Cade follows out, and sticks his boot in Michaels face again, before pulling the apron up, looking under the ring, pulling out a well recognised bull rope, which both men - Texas natives - would know well. Cade smirks as he possibly has already decided what he wants to do with the rope, and J.R predicts correctly, with Cade immediately wrapping the rope around the neck of his veteran opponent, choking the life out of the Heart Break Kid. Michaels waves his arms around wildly, struggling to catch his breath from the vice grip of the rope, as Cade jerks the rope, applying more pressure to his former mentor, as the referee just stands by, unable to do anything about it. Cade drags Michaels by the rope back inside the ring, and cruelly whips Shawn with the rope, right across the back, as HBK still struggles for air. Cade pulls Michaels up, and looks to Irish whip him into the ropes, but as he sends Michaels across, he jerks the rope again, and Michaels theatrically leaps back across, crashing onto the mat. Garrison lifts his arms, celebrating premature victory, as HBK continues to struggle for his breath on the mat, with Cade not allowing him to even attempt to get the rope removed from his neck. Cade lifts HBK back up, and tightens the rope more, with HBK throwing his arms wildly once again, desperately trying to find oxygen for his lungs, with Cade enjoying watching Michaels suffer. HB-Cade looks to hip toss HBK, but the showstopper somehow, finds a burst of energy, and blocks it, knocking Cade down with a right hand, and a second, before following up with an inverted atomic drop, and a final clothesline, once again, taking Cade away from his feet. Michaels quickly takes the opportunity to release the rope from his neck, and he falls into the corner, gasping, as the air finally re-enters his body, having suffered severe torture just moments ago.
Michaels takes as long as he can to recover, intently watching Cade reach his feet, and as he does, HBK meets him, with a kick to the gut, followed by a running swinging neck breaker, taking HB-Cade right back down to the mat again. Now, The Showstopper makes his next port of call easy to tell, as he makes a beeline for the top rope, climbing to the outside, before scaling the ropes, reaching the top. Shawn perches himself for a moment, before flying off looking for the Flying Elbow … BUT CADE ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY!!!!! Michaels crashes and burns on the mat, missing his big elbow, as it appears Cade just led him up the path!!! Michaels staggers up to his feet again, but Cade, looks to get a moments rest, and tries to throw him out of the ring, sending him over the top rope … BUT MICHAELS SKINS THE CAT!!!! HBK gets back in the ring, ONLY TO BE MET WITH A THUMPING BOOT TO THE FACE!!! Cade smiles, having seemingly outsmarted Michaels, sensing what would happen, before pulling HBK out, hoisting him up, into the air … AND GOES FOR THE RAZORS EDGE … BUT MICHAELS SLIPS OUT!!!!! Michaels quickly hit’s the ropes, and comes back at Cade with a running cross body, but gets caught … AND CADE DELIVERS A FALL AWAY SLAM!!! The former protégé scrambles to Michaels, and hooks the leg…

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!!!


Cade lets his temper run, and slams the mat once more, before grabbing Michaels by the hair, and pulls him up to his feet, whipping The Showstopper off the ropes, looking for a dropkick, but HBK smartly hangs to the ropes, and Cade crashes onto the mat, hitting air, as Michaels quickly looks to take advantage of the situation, grabbing the legs of his grounded opponent, and bridges over for a cover… 1…2…CADE PUSHES OUT!!! Cade barely gets himself out, as HBK gets back up, having come close to stealing victory. Cade is up, and looking to strike back, but gets overzealous, and charges at HBK, allowing Michaels to simply low bridge the ropes, allowing Cades own momentum to take him to the outside!!!!! HB-Cade hit’s the mats, as Michaels wastes little motion, getting himself up top again, waiting for his former friend to get up, soaring off as soon as he does, AND CONNECTS WITH A SPLASH!!!!! The Arrowhead Pond responds favourably to Michaels, with a ‘H-B-K’ chant circulating for the veteran, as he drags Cade back to his feet, taking a quick look at the man he once stood side by side with, before slamming his young face off the steel steps, following up with a knife edge chop, sending Cade onto the mat. Michaels doesn’t stop there though, as he drives his boot through the ribs of Cade, forcing the Horseman to double over. HBK continues to stick the boots into the back and side of his opponent, looking to inflict as much punishment as possible. This continues around most of the ringside area, with Michaels sticking it to his younger opponent, until they reach the announce tables, and Michaels pulls the younger man up, before literally lawn darting him across the Raw and Smackdown tables, with Cade crashing off, and into the timekeepers table instead.
Michaels pumps the fans up, with a little jig, enjoying his latest burst of pressure on Cade. However, this brief moment of relaxation comes back to haunt HBK, as when he goes back after Garrison, he reaches down to grab the hair, but as he does, CADE STRIKES WITH THE RING BELL!!!!!!!!!! A massive shock rumbles through the arena, as HBK drops like a fly, with Cade luring him in for the devastating shot. Cade raises his arms in celebration, holding the ring bell up, like some sort of trophy, as we now get a shot of The Showstopper, bleeding profusely, as he quite often does. Cade takes his time, as he savours the moment, watching the bloody Shawn Michaels attempt to get to his feet, eventually stopping HBK, with a boot to the back of the head, keeping Michaels down on the mat. Cade turns Michaels over, pulling his legs up, and gathering HBK into position, taking one quick look back, before letting fly, catapulting the veteran, face first directly into the ring post!!! HBK momentarily staggers following impact, but quickly drops to his knees, with a glazed over look in his eyes, as he slumps onto the floor. Meanwhile, Cade gets to his feet, pulling Michaels back up, and shoves him back into the ring, as the punishment looks set to continue further. Garrison follows inside, and follows a retreating HBK into the corner, stomping the bloodied chest of his adversary, with HBK defenceless, trying to cover up as he slinks down further and further. Cade finally stops the relentless beating, but only for a moment, as he reaches down, and drags Michaels back up, driving him across the ring, with Michaels hitting the corner, tumbling over, sitting backwards on the top rope, before tumbling back over, and stumbles back out of the corner, into the path of Cade, who scoops HBK up easily, and onto his shoulder, crashing Michaels onto the mat with a devastating RUNNING POWERSLAM!!!!! Cade has the leg hooked…

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Anaheim responds to the heart of Michaels with a massive cheer, with HBK fighting on. Cade though, is less enthusiastic about Michaels determination, and drags HBK, bloodied and all, to his feet again, and kicks him in the gut, then turns him over, and hoists Michaels up in the air, looking to deliver the Razors Edge, attempting it for the second time … but HBK wriggles free … and runs into the ropes, but as he comes back … HE EATS CADES BOOT!!!!! HBK lays flat on the mat, as Cade yanks him across the mat, hooking the leg tightly …

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Somehow, The Showstopper gets his shoulder up, staying in the match once more, as Cade shakes his head, beginning to realise just how good Michaels is in the big time matches. Cade though, has a strong belief on his face, and pulls HBK up again, setting him in position, looking to attempt the power bomb for a second time, after failing the first time. Cade hoists Michaels up, into the air, but before he can slam The Showstopper - MICHAELS BEGINS HAMMERING CADE RELENTLESSLY … AND CADE LETS GO!!! Michaels lands on his feet, and keeps hammering, with Cade beginning to feel the effects, as Michaels fires up, with more punches, and more punches, rocking Cade, with Michaels now running off into the ropes, coming at Cade, only for Cade to swing for a clothesline … BUT MICHAELS DUCKS UNDER … HIT’S THE OPPOSITE SIDE … AND NAILS CADE WITH A FLYING FOREARM!!!!! Both men go down, as the Pond comes to it’s feet. The referee stands between both fallen men, but only for a moment … AS MICHAELS NIPS UP!!!!!
Another huge roar engulfs Anaheim, as the bloody, broken down HBK finds another gear!!!!! Michaels feeds off the energy of the fans, in the arena which he won his first ever World title, as he scales the ropes, reaching the top … and wastes no time … FLYING OFF THE TOP WITH THE PICTURE PERFECT ELBOW!!!!! Michaels is almost straight back up, and stood, in the corner, getting himself cocked and loaded, as the fans can predict what is coming next from the Heart Break Kid. Slowly, Michaels stamps the mat … and again … slowly … stamping the mat … and begins to stamp harder … stamp more often, with the fans now expecting it, waiting, for Cade to get to his feet, which he does, with a great deal of trouble, suffering the effects of this incredible, Shawn Michaels comeback. But as he gets up, seemingly unaware of what is coming, he pushes himself off the ropes, and into the path of Michaels … AND SWEET CHIN MUSIC … NO!!!!!!!! Cade catches the foot, and drops it back down … kicking HBK in the gut, before immediately lifting him up, and into position - THIRD TIME LUCKY?? RAZORS EDGE!!!!! Cade surely has it won now, as he covers HBK…

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Incredibly, Michaels has got his shoulder up, much to the chagrin, and utter shock of the former protégé of The Showstopper. Cade now, surely realises, that HBK may have taught him everything he may know … but he certainly didn’t give him his heart!!! Garrison begins to look desperate now, and rolls out of the ring, pushing through crew, to grab a solitary steel chair, and smacks the steel off the steel steps, almost showing off what he plans to do to Michaels to end the match. HB-Cade steps back inside, and pulls Michaels up, shoving him into the ropes, SLAPPING his former mentor, with the desperate Showstopper defiantly SLAPPING Cade right back!!! Cade turns away for a moment, then smiles to the crowd, almost enjoying the final defiant shot from HBK, and turns back to HBK, pulling the chair up … AND IS MET WITH SWEET CHIN MUSIC - SENDING THE CHAIR INTO CADES FACE!!!!!!!!!!!! Cade drops, and Michaels falls on top of him, covering his former protégé…

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Winner: Shawn Michaels @ 15:00


Michaels music pipes in through the arena, but HBK stays down following his victory, having taken a gruelling beat down. Nick Patrick helps The Showstopper up, onto his feet, and raises his arm in the air, with HBK nodding in approval to his fans, saluting them for their support, before having to hold the ropes to stay on his feet, showing the effects the match took on him, as we fade out.



Another short HELL IN A CELL MEMORY video plays, showing the historic King of the Ring ‘98 match, where Mick Foley not only got thrown off the Cell, but got put through the roof, before continuing on for another 15 minutes.


We then cut to Todd Grisham again, who is now standing by with Mick Foley…


Todd Grisham:
Mick, we’ve just been looking at the first of your two trips to Hell. If anyone knows about Hell in a Cell, and the pain and suffering it can bring … it is without doubt you. Not only did it damage you physically, another Hell in a Cell match 18 months later ended your career. What words of advice can you give John Cena and Randy Orton this evening??


Mick Foley:
Todd, something big is set to happen tonight. I can sense that something that will transcend this industry forever will take place, right here in Anaheim!!!!


Fans pop


Mick Foley:
But it ISNT Hell in a Cell. No, what I’m talking about will magnify the presence of Hell in a Cell. Because this wont be a one night headline … what I bring you tonight will mark a new era in wrestling. I know you’re excited … the whole entire planet has been anticipating my big announcement tonight for the last few weeks. Well Todd, the wait … it’s almost over. A little later tonight, Mick Foley will change the wrestling industry FOREVER. Tonight, Mick Foley will save the wrestling industry … YEAH!!!


Foley gives Grisham a big thumbs up, before walking off, leaving Grisham looking a little confused.


Back into the arena…


**READY?**


A mutual groan from around the Arrowhead Pond greets the tag team champions, ahead of the upcoming title match. Mikey, Kenny, Johnny, Nicky and Mitch come to the ring, full of vest, and creepy smiles, blowing air horns, as the fans give plenty of heat.


Michael Cole:
Quite possibly the luckiest WWE Tag Team Champions in history. The Spirit Squad have held onto those titles by hook or crook for the last three months, and they’ve been able to do it with a huge numbers advantage, as the five male cheerleaders SHARE the two titles!!!


Tazz:
This Spirit Squad sure as heck arent my cup of tea Cole, if you get my drift … but I cant deny it, these five guys always get the job done.


**STAY IN SHADOW**


Paul London and Brian Kendrick race out through the curtain, giving the fans almost no time to even give them a response, as they run down the aisle, and slide into the ring…


Michael Cole:
The challengers look ready for a battle tonight Tazz … AND THEY ARENT WASTING ANY TIME!!!!


WWE Tag Team Championships Match:

Spirit Squad vs. Paul London & Brian Kendrick


London and Kendrick storm the ring, sliding right under Nicky and Mikey, and shoot up, with a double clothesline … SENDING KENNY, JOHNNY AND MITCH TUMBLING OVER THE TOP ROPE!!!!! The challengers turn around, and meet Nicky and Mikey running at them, both with arm drags, taking them down!!! London and Kendrick get back up, and catch Mikey with a double dropkick, sending him through the ropes, and onto his other three partners on the outside. The challengers nod in each others direction, before Kendrick speeds into the ropes, and runs across the ring, and in the blink of an eye, DIVING THROUGH THE ROPES AND TAKING OUT THE OTHER FOUR MEMBERS OF THE SPIRIT SQUAD!!!!! In the ring, London connects on Nicky with a dropsault, and jumps to the top rope, wasting no time at all … NAILING A 450 SPLASH!!!!! London hooks the leg, as this insane opening to the match could well be the finish too!!!!…


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Winners: And NEW WWE Tag Team Champions - PAUL LONDON & BRIAN KENDRICK @ 00:32


A stunning upset!!! The two cruiserweight competitors shock the five cheerleaders, and land themselves the tag team titles!!!!! The newly formed team celebrate in the ring with a hug, as the referee awards them their new gold!!! The beaten Spirit Squad drag Nicky out of the ring, as they stagger up the ramp, unable to believe how quickly and suddenly they lost the titles. The fans are in hysterics given the sudden display, as London and Kendrick continue to celebrate as we fade out, with Michael Cole and Tazz singing the praises of the new tag team champions on Smackdown.


An advertisement plays, hyping the release of WrestleMania 22 on DVD, with clips from the trailers leading up to the show, being nicely meshed together.


We now go backstage, and see the beaming face of Armando Alejandro Estrada, which then pans out further to show the Samoan Bulldozer, Umaga, by his side…


Armando Estrada:
Tudos, excuccemay, EVERYBODY listen … HA HA … to me. If joo havent been keeping an eye on Raw recently, joo will have missed the IMPACT made by one man. NO - one MONSTEIR. And that monster is none other than THIS SAAAAA-MOAN BULLDOZER … OOOO-MAGA!!!


The camera focuses on Umaga, who goes a little nuts, before panning back to his grinning handler.


Armando Estrada:
Now, over the last cuuple of monthss, this monster has been showing his power … his strength … his … commes et say … UNSTOPPABLE-NESS on the low lifes of the Raw rosterrr. Well that is no longer. Ha ha, from this point forward, my Samoan Bulldozer will be proving his force against anybody who is dumb enough to face him. Starting from tomorrow night on Raw … my Samoan Bulldozer will be taking on nothing short of former world champions … legends … how joo say … um … hall of famers.


Estrada takes another look at his insane monster, who yells island words.


Armando Estrada:
I seriously advice joo all to either run, or hide … or join ranks with me ARMANDOOOO ALEJANDRRROOOO ESSSSSTRADA… and OOOO-MAGAAAA. Joo have all been warned.


Estrada snaps his cigar, almost symbolically, as we fade back to ringside…



**METALINGUS**


Mister Money in the Bank enters the Arrowhead Pond, looking smug, as always, and brandishes the briefcase, which has already seen five months nearly of it’s contract evaporate, leaving the question of when will he cash in?? Edge makes his way down the ramp, looking to take the U.S Title this evening, surely leaving the bigger prize for a later date.


Michael Cole:
And as you can see, the Rated R Superstar is looking extremely pleased with himself already this evening, given the softening up of Matt Hardy this past Friday on Smackdown, it could well be a short, easy nights work for Edge.


Tazz:
Could you imagine Cole?? Could you imagine two titles on Smackdown changing hands in record time on the same night?? That would be huge.


**LIVE FOR THE MOMENT**


Matt Hardy slowly steps from behind the curtain, with the Anaheim faithful getting behind the United States Champion, and despite the serious look on his face, Hardy takes a moment to salute his faithful fans, before pointing towards the ring, and Edge, as he quickens up to get to the ring.


Michael Cole:
I’m sure you’d agree Tazz, that Matt Hardy has to keep his emotions in check tonight, or he will run the risk of losing that precious United States title to that man Edge.


Tazz:
Absolutely Cole. Matt Hardy needs to curb his emotions here, and channel them all into delivering a huge victory. He doesn’t want to lose that U.S Title so soon after winning the thing back!!!


WWE United States Championship Match:

Matt Hardy vs. Edge


Hardy comes right after Edge, and the Rated R Superstar is quick to get out of dodge, sliding straight out of the ring, trying to further frustrate the fired up champion. The referee holds Hardy back inside, trying to keep the champion in the ring, with Hardy making it clear to Edge he wants a piece. Hardy pulls away from the official, and opens up the ropes, inviting his opponent back in. This little tactic gets a rise out of Edge, and he starts mouthing at Hardy, with the champion being pulled away from the ropes by the referee again. Edge slowly slithers back inside, having been given room to enter. Tentatively, Edge gets to his feet, but quickly has t move around the ring, with Hardy in hot pursuit of him immediately. The Rated ‘R’ Superstar is forced to lock up, but quickly frees a hand, and grabs the top rope, forcing a break by the referee, much to the chagrin of the champion. Edge meanwhile, demands that Hardy back off, before he lets go of the ropes. Almost immediately though, Edge grabs the rope again, with Hardy right on him, and is again forced back by the official, who is being worked hard in this contest.

The U.S Champion walks around the ring, visually frustrated, as Edge gets him boiling over. Edge tentatively releases himself from the ropes, but again, protects himself from Matt, ducking in between the ropes, stopping a Hardy attack, with the fans now getting extremely irritated by Edges actions, as they want to see what they paid for. Matt begins to take issue, and argues with the referee, wanting him to make Edge actually get on with it. He seems to take in what the champion says, as he gets on Edge’s case, ordering him to get out of the ropes, issuing a quick count, with Edge panicking, and getting out of the ropes, but yells at the referee, taking his eyes off Hardy, who blasts him from the side with a running axe handle!!! The impact sends Edge into the ropes, and back into the path of Hardy, who goes for a quick Side Effect, only for Edge to think quick, and elbow free, before DIVING through the middle rope, and out of dodge, with the fans giving him heat for the chicken shit tactics. Edge holds his jaw, selling the sudden axe handle moments ago, but doesn’t have long to do so, with Hardy coming after him!!!
Edge is forced to run away, with Hardy in hot pursuit, chasing his opponent, with Edge sliding back inside, but getting straight back out again, as he struggles to get any space from his tenacious enemy. This time though, as he drops off the apron, Edge appears to pull up lame, instantly dropping to the mat, clutching his knee. Hardy stands on the apron, closely watching, not buying Edges ‘injury’, knowing the games the challenger likes to play. The referee comes to the aid of the fallen Rated R Superstar, with claiming he heard it ‘pop’, still holding his knee, grimacing in pain. Our official gives the ‘X’ sign, as two trainers rush down the aisle, to tend to Edge. In the ring meanwhile, Matt Hardy, visibly frustrated, looks to the fans, shrugging his shoulders, having wanted a piece of Edge tonight, but due to the running away, Edge has seemingly injured himself, ending the contest prematurely.
The two trainers help Edge to his feet, and slowly, they make their way away from ringside, beginning to move up the ramp, whilst Hardy argues with the referee, letting him know his doubts about the supposed injury to Edge. The champion shakes his head, and the fans boo, as we get a close up of a grimacing Edge, as he slowly is helped up the ramp - and he is caught SMILING!!! And the camera isn’t the only one to pick this reveal up, as at that moment, Edge is seen on the titan tron, showing off a grin, with the fans watching the tron immediately going up in arms with an uproar, as Hardy has his attention caught, with fans telling him what they’ve just seen. Meanwhile, Edge suddenly tries to speed up his exit, having been caught, but Hardy is already out of the ring, and charging up the ramp, catching Edge from behind with a clothesline!!! Edge stumbles over, as Hardy stomps him down, pushing the two trainers over, who cant understand what exactly is going on.
Hardy pulls Edge up, and sends him into the super structure, showing no remorse for his adversary, with the fans popping for the attack from Hardy. He pulls Edge up, and tosses him back down the ramp, with Edge stumbling over, and rolling a little down the ramp, before Hardy catches up with him, and kicks the challenger all the way to ringside, with the fans getting firmly behind the champion, stirring a ‘HAR-DY’ chant. Edge gets up, and tries to jump the barrier in order to escape a fired up Hardy, but Matt stops him, pulling him by the trunks, and knocks him down with a right hand. Hardy is in the ascendancy, with Edge right where he wants him. The champion rolls Edge inside the ring, as the match seemingly restarts, with the bell ringing again, although an official call wasn’t previously made. Edge, sat on his ass, looks up at Hardy, begging off, sliding into the corner. Hardy though, just slowly shakes his head, before driving his foot through the face of a seated Edge!!! An ‘OOH’ echoes around the Pond, as the fans feel the force of the straight boot. Hardy pulls Edge up in the corner, and lets fly with a barrage of stiff right hands, assaulting his challenger in the corner, with Edge defenceless. Hardy eventually dies down his offence, and as he finishes, Edge slides back down in the corner, seating himself where he began, tilting his head to the side, eyes closed over, as Hardy walks around the ring, getting the fans fired up.
The champion waits, as the Rated ‘R’ Superstar pulls himself back up as best he can, with Hardy moving in again, only for Edge to get a foot up, taking V1 by surprise. Edge now comes out of the corner, and looks to take control, but is surprised by Hardy, who catches him with another flurry of right hands, whipping Edge into the corner, and following him in with a clothesline, grabbing him by the head, and runs out, delivering a nice bulldog. Hardy turns Edge over, and hooks the leg, 1...2...Shoulder up!!! Edge struggles back up, with Hardy really cooking this evening. Hardy strikes Edge again with his strong right hand, with the challenger falling into the ropes. Hardy comes at him, but Edge this time drops down, and hoists the incoming Hardy, dropping him on the top rope, using the champions own momentum to drop him along the top rope. Edge wastes no time to take control, and delivers the Buzz Killer, taking Hardy down, and quickly holding the legs for a cover… 1...2...Kick Out!!!
Now, it’s Edge that’s up quickly, and Hardy that struggles, with Edge on the offence, getting in his own right hands, clubbing the back and neck, pushing him into the corner, letting fly with more shots to the face of the champion, who tries to cover up. Edge sends Hardy off, into the ropes, and puts him back down with a back body drop, quickly covering again, 1...2...Kick Out. Hardy unsurprisingly manages to kick out, but exerts energy doing so. Edge stomps the champion on the mat, trying to stop him from getting up, trash talking at the same time, with the fans getting on the challengers back, letting him know what they think with a chorus of boos. He shrugs them off as he drags Hardy back up, instantly taking him back over with a snap mare, straight into a chinlock~!
Hardy flails his arms around, with Edge pulling back, looking to at least wear the champion down, not really expecting to win the title from here. Hardy tries to throw his arms at the face of Edge, but fails to connect, as he pushes himself up to his knees, with Edge unable to keep him down. The champion frees himself with a hat trick of elbows to the gut of Edge, and runs into the ropes, but comes back to be met by a hip toss from the challenger!!! Edge tries to get into position for the chin lock again, but Hardy spins out, and to his feet, but walks into a headlock from The Rated ‘R’ Superstar, who tries to switch over into a sleeper, but as he does, Hardy reverses with a side suplex, taking Edge down to the canvas. The referee begins to issue a ten count, but it doesn’t get far, with both men stirring from the count of two.
They both reach their feet, and almost exactly the same identical time, with Edge first to strike, but the shot is blocked, and Hardy rocks the challenger with another of his stiff right hands. Edge tries to respond, but his attempt is blocked again by Hardy, who delivers another big right, forcing Edge into the ropes, with Hardy delivering another right, before he sends Edge off the opposite ropes, but Edge comes back out, nailing Hardy with a clothesline. Suddenly, Edge now looks to be getting himself set up in position for a spear, waiting for the champion to get up from the surprise clothesline. Hardy does reach his feet, and Edge does sprint at him for a spear - BUT HARDY SIDESTEPS HIM - AND EDGE RUNS INTO THE RINGPOST!!!!! Hardy wastes no time to try and take advantage, rolling Edge with a school boy…

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Edge gets up quickly, but looks groggy from hitting the post, meaning he plays straight into the champions hands, who kicks Edge in the gut, before following up with a suplex, floating over, into another hook the of the leg, 1...2...Kick Out again. Matt gets up and stalks Edge, waiting for the challenger to get up, but as he does, Edge tries to come back, throwing a few right hands of his own, but the champion shrugs it off, overpowering Mr. Money in the Bank, and sends him into the ropes, meeting him on his return with a reverse elbow, knocking Edge to the canvas. Wasting no time, Hardy drags Edge straight back up, going back to the well once more with straight right hands, but Edge stops the barrage with a well placed knee to the gut. Edge takes the opportunity to run into the ropes, but gets caught on the rebound with a Samoan Drop from the champion!!! Hardy gets straight back up, and wills Edge to get up, possibly setting up for the Twist of Fate now. Edge struggles up, and walks straight into the path of the waiting champion, who connects with a kick to the gut, and SETS UP FOR THE TWIST OF FATE … BUT DESPERATELY EDGE RAMS HARDY INTO THE CORNER!!!!!
Hardy breaks his grip, and Edge follows up, ramming his shoulder into the gut of the champion. He sends Hardy off into the ropes, and looks for a hip toss, but Hardy stops it, and attempts to reverse, but Edge struggles, and the two men start to fire shots back and forth, as the match begins to break down into a pure fist fight. Hardy appears to be getting the better of it, but Edge catches him with a knee, with Hardy not suspecting it, and Edge follows that by throwing Hardy out of the ring, to the floor below. Edge watches as Hardy rolls on the floor on the outside, then begins to climb the turnbuckles, looking to perch himself on the top rope, with a small cheer developing from the fans, when Edge shakes his head, and drops back onto the canvas, getting heat instead from the Arrowhead Pond, for not taking the high risk.
Instead, Edge steps out between the ropes, and drops down onto the floor below, meeting Hardy with a weak looking clothesline. Mister Money in the Bank stomps on the head of Hardy, once again letting rip with trash talk, as he shows off his piece of shit grin. He pulls Hardy back up, and looks set to send him into the ring post, but the champion elbows free, catching him with a couple of right hands again, before suddenly switching into position for the Side Effect, but quickly, Edge pushes himself out of the tricky equation, and goes for a clothesline again, but Hardy ducks under, then nails Edge with a clothesline of his own, to the delight of Anaheim.
Quickly, Hardy gets Edge up, and gets the challenger back inside, with Edge trying to strike early, but Hardy is more than ready for him, blocking the right hand, and catches Edge again with a clothesline. Edge staggers up, too quickly perhaps, with Hardy right on him again, putting the challenger down with a clothesline once more. Edge again, rises quickly, but this time, is sent into the ropes by Hardy, and catches Edge on the return with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, getting a pop from the fans again. Hardy hooks the leg…

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Despite the kick out, it appears Edge is now in real trouble. Hardy seems to have the upper hand, and drags Edge up, delivering a simple front slam, to set him up nicely for climbing the ropes. Hardy climbs, and reaches the top, with the Pond coming to it’s feet … AS HARDY LANDS WITH A MOONSAULT!!!!! Hardy covers for the win…

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Hardy clenches his fist, and takes a short look at the referee, before shaking his head, and getting back to his feet. Again, he makes his way to the corner, and hoists himself to sit on the top, and gets the fans in raptures again, yelling out ‘OHHHHHH’, before diving off the top with a Leg Drop … BUT EDGE ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY!!!!! The fans die down, and watch on, as Hardy rolls on the mat, clutching his leg after missing the leg drop, whilst Edge takes a look at his opponent, waiting to see him get up too. The Rated ‘R’ Superstar perches down in the corner, showing off a wide grin, and licks his lips, sensing Hardy at his mercy for a spear. Hardy slowly rises to his feet, and limps as he turns around … STRAIGHT INTO A SPEAR!!!!!!! Edge looks around for a moment, smiling widely, before hooking the leg, nodding to the count of the referee…

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Edge looks up in disarray, running his fingers through his hair, tugging at his blonde locks. He lets out a shrill ‘NOOOO’, before slamming both hands off the mat, and gets up, moving to the corner again, crouching down, setting up the champion for a second spear. Hardy is slow to get up, feeling the effects still of the first spear. The champion pulls himself up, whilst Edge is nearly foaming at the mouth waiting for Hardy to get up. He turns around, AND EDGE COMES FOR THE SECOND SPEAR … BUT HARDY KICKS HIM AWAY!!! Edge reels away, holding his face, as Hardy hit’s a second win, running at Edge, and hooking up quickly into position … SIDE EFFECT!!!!! Hardy hooks the leg, for an amazing turn around…

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The fans jump in excitement, with many counting along, thinking the side effect could’ve finished it. Hardy gets up, and rallies the fans behind him, waving his hands up and down, with the reaction from the fans growing louder. Hardy gains more momentum, running through Edge with a clothesline … and a second … and a third!!! Edge rolls on the mat, looking dazed from the onslaught from Hardy, as the champion now seems to call for the Twist of Fate, waving the fans on again, as he stalks Edge to get up. The challenger struggles up, looking groggy, and doesn’t realise he is walking straight into the path of the champion, with Hardy kicking Edge in the gut, and goes FOR THE TWIST OF FATE … BUT EDGE DROPS TO HIS KNEES … AND DELIVERS A DELIBERATE LOW BLOW!!! Instantly, the official calls for the bell, ending the match in a shitty disqualification.

Winner: Via DQ - And STILL United States Champion - Matt Hardy @ 12:59


Hardy wins, and keeps the belt, but Edge survives what he would have seen as a humiliating loss to the United States Champion. Mister Money in the Bank exit’s the ring quickly, and grabs the briefcase, holding it high in the air, gaining more heat from the fans in attendance. The Rated ‘R’ Superstar then slides back into the ring, having seen the referee hand Matt Hardy his title belt back, with the champion struggling on his knees following the low blow. Hardy doesn’t even see it coming, with Edge BLASTING HIM FROM BEHIND WITH THE BRIEFCASE!!!!!

Edge stands over Hardy, clutching the briefcase tightly, whilst Hardy is face down, as the fans give Edge more heat, hating the smug Money in the Bank contract holder. Edge pushes past the referee, and exit’s the ring, having made his point, and gotten the last word -for now- against Matt Hardy.


Another short
HELL IN A CELL MEMORY video plays, showing the 2000 Armageddon Hell in a Cell match, where Rikishi was pushed off the Cell, courtesy of The Undertaker.


Backstage, we see Triple H, looking focused and pumped for a massive challenge, walking towards the Gorilla position, ahead of his upcoming match, as we fade to a video package hyping that very match…


Gauntlet Match Video Package:

- Triple H returns to Raw, but is told that he has no chance of getting world title shot because of strict orders from Vince McMahon.

- In face to face meeting in the ring, Triple H is revealed as the father of Stephanies child, which explains Vince’s vendetta.
- McMahon promises to make Trips life hell, and promises he’ll never be world champion again.
- Vince sets up Gauntlet Match for Summer Slam, promising The Game wont survive to get a chance at the title again.


**TIME TO PLAY THE GAME**


Triple H makes his entrance … his slow, methodical entrance … to a great response, with the fans right behind the newly reformed Triple H, as he gets set to face an unbelievably tricky task, in the gauntlet match.


Jim Ross:
As good as The Game is King. As good as he can be, how, can Triple H overcome, not only the odds of the Brotherhood this evening, but the meddling of Vince McMahon, who is hell bent on making the father of his grandchilds life hell.


Jerry Lawler:
If there is anyone in the WWE that can overcome these types of odds, it’s that man, Triple H. You didn’t tag him as the cerebral assassin for nothing J.R.


**SOMEBODIES GONNA GET IT**


The Brotherhood enters the arena, but stand tall at the top of the ramp, as we see Mr. McMahon slowly follow out, on his own, with a mic in hand…


Mr. McMahon:
As you can see Triple H, tonight, you’re facing an uphill challenge. In fact, I’d go as far as to call it an IMPOSSIBLE challenge. What happens in the coming moments Triple H, isn’t really a challenge per say. In fact, I would call it, PUNISHMENT.


Heat for McMahon


Mr. McMahon:
Nobody messes with the McMahons and gets to live to tell the tale, not Stone Cold Steve Austin, not The Rock, not Hulk Hogan … and ESPECIALLY NOT YOU!!!


More heat


Mr. McMahon:
So tonight, you will learn not to cross the boss … and you will be severely punished for impregnating MY little princess. Don’t worry about winning this gauntlet Triple H. No, no, no. Just try your very best to SURVIVE IT!!!!


McMahon points to Orlando Jordan, then to the ring, instructing him to go first to face The Game.


Gauntlet Match:

Triple H vs. The Brotherhood


Orlando smugly runs to the ring, followed by Theodore Long and Jazz, but slows down as he reaches the ringside area, with Jazz patting him on the back lending encouragement, as OJ nods, watching Triple H, before tentatively stepping inside the squared circle. The Game sees the fear in Jordans eyes, and grins, asking OJ to ‘come on’. Jordan sheepishly steps towards HHH, but as he reaches him, The Game slaps the taste right out of Jordans mouth, knocking him over!!! Jordan tries to get away into the sanctuary of the corner, but Triple H follows him in, pounding Jordan with a barrage of right hands, and then, almost instinctively, Triple H moves out of the way - AS LONG RUNS RIGHT INTO HIS OWN CLIENT!!! Long, turns around, with a deer in the headlights look, as he turns to face The Game, who smiles broadly, before kicking Long in the gut, and throws the leader of The Brotherhood to the outside, straight over the top rope and onto the floor, with Jazz running to tend to her manager!!! Meanwhile, Jordan tries to take advantage of the situation, running at Triple H - BUT GETS CAUGHT WITH A VINTAGE SPINEBUSTER!!!!! The Game hooks the leg…

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Pinfall: Triple H @ 00:59


On the ramp, McMahon looks furious at the easy start Triple H has gotten, and gets into the face of Shelton Benjamin, getting riled up, in classic McMahon over the top fashion, before yelling at Benjamin to get to the ring.


Shelton Benjamin is quickly in, taking HHH by surprise right away by blocking a punch, and countering with an arm drag. Quickly, Benjamin stomps the back of The Game, looking to get an early head start, before he can get up from the arm drag. Triple H manages to get back up, trying to fend off the attack from Benjamin, eventually overpowering the latest acquisition of The Brotherhood, shoving him to the mat with force. Benjamin gets right back up, and looks to go for a kick on The Game, but Triple H catches the foot, and swings Benjamin around … BUT SHELTON CATCHES HIM WITH THE DRAGON WHIP!!! Benjamin looks to hook the leg, 1...2...Triple H kicks out. The Cerebral Assassin pulls himself to his feet in the corner, which serves only as an invite to Benjamin, as he readies himself, before darting across the ring, delivering the STINGER SPLASH!!! Triple H appears to be staggered by the quickness of Benjamin, after having it so easy against OJ moments ago. Benjamin clotheslines The Game down, covering again, 1...2...Kick Out. Once more, Triple H pulls himself up with the ropes, as Benjamin makes another charge, but this time, The Game sees it coming, and back drops Shelton over the top rope, only for Benjamin to land on the apron, which Triple H doesn’t appear to notice. The Game turns around, and is met with a shoulder to the gut through the ropes, before springing over the ropes, nailing a sunset flip, 1...2...Kick Out.

Benjamin picks up more speed, running off the ropes, as Triple H reaches his feet again, and swings wildly for a clothesline, only for Benjamin to duck under, run off the opposite side, and back at Triple H - BUT THE GAME CONNECTS WITH A HIGH KNEE!!! Finally, The Game stops Benjamins early momentum, and hooks the leg, 1...2...Kick Out. The Game pulls Benjamin up, backing him into the corner, and lets fly with devastating punches, rocking the younger star, feeling the full effects of the punches. The Game drives Benjamin from the corner, to the opposite corner, with Shelton LEAPING TO THE TOP ROPE INSTEAD!!! The Game has already ran too far to avoid it, as Benjamin flies back, turning in mid air, knocking HHH down with a flying clothesline, and covers for the pin, 1...2...Triple H kicks out!!! The fans in attendance appear to be taken aback by how well Benjamin has coped with being in the ring, one on one with HHH, and has thus far, fustigated The King of Kings. Benjamin watches again, as HHH reaches his feet, before picking up more speed, running into the ropes, charging at The Game again, but is met with a boot from Triple H in the gut, and quickly, HHH hooks him up for the Pedigree … but Benjamin slips out, and gets Triple H in position for the T-Bone, but The Game elbows out of the move, and levels Benjamin with a clothesline instead.
Triple H points to the outside, warning Theodore Long, Jazz and Orlando Jordan not to get involved, before he takes a look at the top of the ramp, where McMahon, Mark Henry and Rodney Mack are stood, all in waiting. He drags Shelton back up, and goes for a suplex, but once more, SHELTON COUNTERS … AND LANDS ON HIS FEET … HITTING A NECKBREAKER TO THE GAME!!!! Shelton goes for a cover once again, 1...2...SHOULDER UP!!! On the ramp, McMahon starts to look impatient, whilst Theodore tries to dish out advice to the jewel in his crown. Benjamin backs the struggling Triple H into the corner, and fires off a round of right hands, then sends him into the ropes, but ducks down, which allows HHH to come back, and deliver the face buster!!! Benjamin staggers backward, into the ropes, and Triple H comes at him - BUT SHELTON MOVES - WHILST OJ LOW BRIDGES THE TOP ROPE, AS TRIPLE H TUMBLES TO THE OUTSIDE!!!!!
Benjamin immediately grabs the referees shirt, dragging him away from what goes on, on the outside, as Jordan puts the boots to The Game, with Theodore and Jazz directing traffic. Jordan sends The Game into the steel steps, with Hunter creating a thud, knocking the top set over. Benjamin keeps an eye on the goings on, on the outside, as he waits, keeping the referee busy. With Theodore humiliating The Game with slaps on the outside, he decides enough has been done, and instructs Jordan to get The Game back inside. Immediately, Benjamin drops a leg, and goes for the cover…

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Benjamin pulls Triple H back up, delivering a succession of kicks to the gut, before getting HHH in position for a suplex, but sets The Game onto the top rope instead, climbing up himself, looking for a superplex, only for Triple H to fight it, pounding Benjamin in the gut, before landing a straight punch to the head, sending Shelton off the top. Benjamin though, is quick as a flash, leaping back up, to the top, and delivering a super ARM DRAG OFF THE TOP ROPE!!!!! Taking The Game by surprise, Benjamin once again, out does the former nine time world champion, and hooks the leg again, hoping for an upset win over the future Hall of Famer…

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Shelton takes a look to Theodore, who nods in approval, giving his crown jewel plenty of encouragement, but as he looks up the ramp to McMahon, he gets a less than welcoming look from the boss, with the glare being easy to spot, even from a far distance. Shelton nods, and pulls the struggling King of Kings up, looking to get him set up for the T-Bone Exploder, but Triple H fights his way out of it, and overpowers Benjamin, sending him into the ropes, but as Shelton comes back out, he leap frogs over The Game, and catches Triple H on the turnaround, delivering the Frost Kick!!!!! Once again, he hooks the leg…

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Again, The Game refuses to stay down to the hungry young starlet. Shelton worryingly, shakes his head, and stomps the mat, before stepping through the ropes, taking his position on the apron, waiting for The Game to reach his feet, which he eventually does, and as he does, Benjamin leaps onto the ropes, and flies off … BUT GETS CAUGHT WITH A BOOT TO THE GUT … AND NAILED WITH A PEDIGREE!!!!!!!!!! Triple H hooks the leg…

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Pinfall : Triple H @ 05:29

Total Match Time - 06:28


Before Triple H even has time to recover from the energy sapping contest with Benjamin, Mark Henry is already bearing down on the ring. Meanwhile, Theodore Long grabs the attention of the referee, which allows Orlando Jordan to exact some revenge for his embarrassing loss, as he NAILS The Game with and running knee to the head!!! This allows Henry to enter the ring with his already worn down opponent at his mercy. Benjamin rolls out, whilst OJ sneaks out, as Henry drags The Game back up, ramming him into the corner, crushing all of his 450 pound frame against the Nine time champion in the corner. He whips Triple H out, into the ropes, sending him crashing down with his thick arm clothesline. Slowly, Henry backs into the ropes, coming back out, AND DUMPS HIS LEG RIGHT ACROSS THE GAME!!! Henry moves into a cover, with the referee making the count…


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On the ramp, McMahon throws his arms up in frustration, bemoaning the kick out. In the ring however, Henry continues the beating, thumping his arm across the back of HHH, as The Game staggers away, feeling the force of the muscle behind the Brotherhood. Henry doesn’t allow The Game to get much space between them, and backs him into the ropes, throwing a couple more shots, before sending HHH into the opposite ropes, looking to deliver a clothesline on the return, but The Game ducks under, and kicks Henry in the gut, before looking to try and go for a Pedigree, but he soon finds out that Henry is far too strong to suffer that fate, and the worlds strongest man easily back drops out of the predicament, sending Triple H crashing back onto the mat once again. Henry stoops down, pulling Triple H up again, but as he does, The Game attempts to fight back, with shots to the gut, but they bear no effect on Henry, as he brushes the punches off, bieling Triple H across the ring, like a rag doll. He drops down, and hooks the leg, 1...2...Shoulder up!!! Once again, Henry continues to pile on the punishment, and pulls The Game up with him as he gets to his feet, hoisting his opponent up, into the air, letting the fans in the Pond see his unmitigated strength, holding all 270 pounds of Triple H in the air, before completing the military press slam. The Worlds Strongest Man drops down, and rolls onto his fallen opponent, looking to end the contest…

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The Game is not done yet!!! On the ramp, Mr. McMahon looks flabbergasted, thinking that Henry had finished off Triple H. Back in the ring, Henry, under orders of Theodore Long, pulls Triple H back up, and whips him into the corner, before back tracking himself into the opposite corner, as he picks up speed, charging across the ring … AND BODY SPLASHES TRIPLE H IN THE CORNER!!!!! Henry stops Triple H in his tracks as he staggers out of the corner, and follows the splash with a short arm clothesline, knocking The Game onto the mat once again. Then, Henry backs into the ropes, and comes back out, crashing his body onto the broken down Triple H, crushing him on the canvas of the ring. Henry doesn’t bother moving, and uses his landing as a chance for a pin cover…

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Again, Triple H refuses to give McMahon the last laugh. The Worlds Strongest Man takes a look to his manager on the outside, with Long making a squeezing gesture with his hands, as Henry immediately understands the instruction, dragging the nine time world champion back up, sending him into the ropes, and catching him on the way back, immediately putting the squeeze on him, applying a crunching Bear Hug. The Game is caught, and in a bad way. Henry has the tight grip nailed to a tee, as he clenches his thick arms together like two trees, squeezing the air out of the fading Game. Triple H tries to pound his way out of trouble, but his weakening punches have no effect on the 450 pound animal, as he keeps the vice like grip on tightly. We see shots of McMahon on the stage, enjoying the moment, really relishing the prospect of Triple H taking the punishment, gasping for air. In the ring, The Game bravely tries to get out of the hold, but cant break Henrys powerful arms from one another. The Worlds Strongest Man continues to squeeze, not looking like letting the grip slip, with encouragement coming from Theodore Long on the outside, along with Shelton Benjamin, Orlando Jordan and Jazz beside him, whilst Rodney Mack stands with McMahon at the top of the ramp, surely now not expecting to be called into action. Triple H begins to fade, and his once fighting arms are now slunk by his sides, as his head bows down, with possibly nothing left in the tank. With that, referee Jack Doan steps in, and lifts The Games arm in the air, holding it for a brief second … then lets it go …

…THE ARM DROPS…

Doan points to the timekeeper, indicating that’s once, before raising the arm again, holding it for a moment … and lets go …

…THE ARM DROPS AGAIN…

Now, fans of The Game in the Arrowhead Pond get restless, as The King of Kings faces defeat if he cant keep his arm up this time. Doan, again, lifts the arm, signalling this is the last time … and lets go …

…THE ARM STAYS UP…
!!!!!
The Anaheim Pond goes ballistic, as The Game fires up, gaining a second wind, as he begins to pummel Henry, blasting The Worlds Strongest Man with hard shots to the head, as Henrys grip slowly begins to break, with each punch from the Game making a dent on Henry. Suddenly, Henry lets go, and The Game slips out, but doesn’t stop the blistering punches, as he backs Henry into the ropes, throwing the kitchen sink at his 450 pound opponent, whilst The Brotherhood on the outside get to their wits end, as Henry begins to look very vulnerable with the comeback being mounted by The King of Kings. Triple H whips Henry off the ropes, but as he attempts to run to Henry to meet him in the middle, Benjamin sneakily trips the leg, and The Game falls back onto the mat. Henry takes the moment to regroup after a having to suffer barrage of punches which scrambled his brain. Jack Doan berates Benjamin for his interference, warning him against doing it again, whilst OJ takes a chance to make the most of the distraction, as he grabs Triple H’s weapon of choice - THE SLEDGEHAMMER - from under the ring. Jordan makes a call to Henry, grabbing his attention, but as he throws the hammer into the ring - TRIPLE H INTERCEPTS THE THROW!!! The Game, on his knees, reaches to stop the hammer reaching Henry, but as the Worlds Strongest Man looks to get it back - THE GAME SENDS THE HAMMER INTO THE NUTS OF HENRY!!!!! Mark Henry stumbles into the ropes, clutching his jewels, as The Game regains his footing, waiting as Henry staggers back out to him, with Triple H SMASHING the Sledgehammer right across the face of his 450 pound opponent, dropping him like a sack of potatoes!!!!! He slips the hammer to the outside, as he hooks the leg, and the referee conveniently turns back around …

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Pinfall: Triple H @ 06:17

Total Match Time: 12:45


Just like the previous fall, The Game is pounced on before he can even get to his feet, with Rodney Mack putting the boots to HHH, looking to take advantage of the beating Mark Henry inflicted on him, pulling The Game up, and sends him quickly into the corner, running in at him … BUT THE GAME SIDESTEPS MACK IN THE CORNER!!!! Rodney Mack runs into the turnbuckle, and Triple H takes advantage, with a quick school boy roll up …


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Pinfall: Triple H @ 00:19


Winner: TRIPLE H SUCCESSFULLY RUNS THE GAUNTLET @ 13:04


Before he has his arm raised, The Game is forced to chuck an oncoming Rodney Mack over the top rope to the floor!!! HHH then has his arm raised, and The Game takes a look up the ramp at his boss, with a smile on his face, over coming the four man team by himself. However, Vince also has a smile on his face…


Mr. McMahon:
I don’t understand Triple H?? Why so happy?? You’ve beaten four members of The Brotherhood. I said you had to beat THE ENTIRE GROUP!!!! JAZZ!!!! Get the hell in that ring!!!


Vince appears to be scraping the barrel now, sending the female member of the group into the ring, surely with no hope of beating HHH.


Jazz comes face to face with Triple H, and to her credit / stupidity, shows no fear of the Nine Time World Champion. The Game starts to smile, looking down at the female component of The Brotherhood, but Jazz doesn’t take kindly to the lack of respect, and SLAPS The Game. Triple H moves his face back a little, and holds his jaw, starting to belly laugh, before he turns back around, still laughing … before nailing Jazz with a kick to the gut, and quickly delivers THE PEDIGREE!!!! Triple H makes the academic cover…


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Pinfall: Triple H @ 00:32


Winner: TRIPLE H SUCCESSFULLY RUNS THE GAUNTLET @ 13:36


As Triple Hs music hits again, McMahon is quick to talk over it.


Mr. McMahon:
What the hell is going on here?? Didn’t anybody hear me?? You have to beat THE ENTIRE BROTHERHOOD!!! I’ve counted FIVE … but Theodore Long makes six.


Triple H points at Long, and mouths ‘seriously??’ whilst looking at Vince, who looks set to burst a vessel. Long doesn’t seem to sure himself, but takes off his jacket, and tie, as McMahon talks again.


Mr. McMahon:
But seeing as this is the last challenge Triple H … maybe we oughta add a little more spice to it huh?? NO DISQUALIFICATIONS!!!


Long shakes his head in disbelief, as The Game stares him down, watching Long climb the steps. He dares Theodore to get in, but suddenly … TRIPLE H IS ATTACKED FROM BEHIND!!!! The Brotherhood take full advantage of the No DQ ruling!!!


The four wrestlers of the group put the boots to Triple H, almost fighting each other for a chance to get at The Game, before Benjamin begins to direct traffic, pulling HHH up to his feet. Shelton gets The Game in position, hooking him up, letting the fans know what is coming … AND DELIVERS THE T-BONE SLAM TO THE GAME!!!! Long then looks set to cover, but Mark Henry stops him, and tells him they aren’t done yet. Theodore smiles, as does McMahon on the ramp, who nods in approval, as Mark Henry instructs Mack and Jordan to pull the lifeless King of Kings back to his feet. Rodney and OJ hold Triple H up, as Henry takes a few paces back, allowing himself a clear run up … AND RUNS THE GAME OVER WITH A VICIOUS CLOTHESLINE!!!!! The Game goes down, as Benjamin re-enters the ring, holding the sledgehammer, and hands it to the leader of the group - Theodore Long. Shelton, Rodney, OJ and Henry then exit the ring, to add to the humiliation, with Long set to beat The Game in the ring on his own. Theodore walks around the ring, strutting like the lord of the manor, jacket and tie off, top button undone, sleeves rolled up, as he wields the sledgehammer, waiting for The Game to get back up to a vertical base, with the fans letting their displeasure be known. Long goads the fans, upping the hostile reaction, as his troops stand around the ring, ready to witness a hugely degrading moment in the career of Triple H, with Vince smiling broadly on the ramp too as his plan comes to fruition. Slowly, Triple H begins to stir, and uses the ropes to reach his knees, surely unaware of his surroundings. He turns around, and is met by the big grin of Theodore Long, holding the hammer high above his head, as he looks to nail The Game - BUT AS HE DOES - TRIPLE H GRIPS THE WOOD!!!!! TRIPLE H STOPS THE HAMMER FROM CRASHING AGAINST HIS SKULL!!!!! Suddenly, Theodore Longs face DROPS, as the realisation sinks in!!!!! Triple H easily overpowers the weakling, and immediately smashes the hammer across the head of the incoming Rodney Mack to save his manager, and The Game obliges to do the same to Orlando too as he runs in, all guns blazing. Shelton Benjamin now darts across - AND DUCKS THE HAMMER - BUT NOT THE SECOND TIME!!! Mark Henry then tries to come to the aid of Theodore, but he gets nailed in the gut, before Triple H sends him out, through the ropes, with a stunning shot to the head!!!! The Arrowhead Pond is on it’s feet, as Triple H grabs Theodore Long by the legs, stopping him from getting away, and drags him back inside, humiliating him in the process, RIPPING his pants clean off, leaving Theodore Long to bear his wyfronts to the entire world!!!!! This gains a laugh from the fans - and a free memento for a lucky fan as HHH throws the tattered brown pants into the audience -, with Triple H hoisting Long to his feet. Shaking profusely, Long tries to reason with his opponent, with The Game nodding. For a moment, Theodore begins to think he is off the hook - but then - Triple Hs demeanour changes once more, and The Game THROTTLES LONG WITH THE SLEDGEHAMMER!!!!!! Triple H holds the hammer up, high in the air, getting a huge cheer from the raucous fans in attendance, as we look at the carnage at ringside with all of The Brotherhood sprawled out, with Vince McMahon stood in shock on the ramp, with HHH staring intently at the boss, as he puts a foot on Long for the cover, not taking his eyes off McMahon…


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Pinfall: Triple H @ 02:53


Winner: TRIPLE H SUCCESSFULLY RUNS THE GAUNTLET @ 15:57


This time, the match IS over, and Triple H has his arm raised in victory, having just beaten ALL SIX members of The Brotherhood. He refuses to take his gaze off McMahon, who looks set to explode after seeing his ‘foolproof plan’ go up in smoke. McMahon mouths that ‘THIS ISNT OVER’, as he backs up the ramp, whilst The Game makes the title motion around his waist, letting Vince know his goal.


1ST TIME WRESTLEMANIA MOMENT - XIX - FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, TWO DIFFERENT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE FOUGHT OVER AT WRESTLEMANIA - BOOKER T CHALLENGED TRIPLE H AND BROCK LESNAR CHALLENGED KURT ANGLE

The VP then ends with the graphic for WRESTLEMANIA XXIII - MARCH 18TH 2007 - FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN NEW ORLEANS.


Backstage, Josh Matthews catches up with Edge, who is trying to leave the arena, still in his gear, but with his bag over one shoulder, whilst he carries the briefcase in his other hand.


Josh Matthews:
Edge?? Hey, Edge?? I was hoping you’d give me a few seconds for an interview.


Edge looks over, but continues walking, as Josh tries to keep up.


Edge:
Make it quick poindexter. C’mon.


Edge continues walking whilst Josh tries to keep up, asking questions.


Josh Matthews:
Well, if you could, I’d like to know what your motivation was behind getting yourself disqualified in your match earlier with Matt Hardy??


Edge:
It’s very simple Josh. Matt Hardy, is beneath me. Six years ago, yeah, Matt was on my level. Not know. Not know that I’m holding this briefcase. Me having to wrestle Matt Hardy is quite frankly, degrading. Both for me, and even for Matt. He shouldn’t be expected to actually cut it with someone like me. If anything Josh, I’ve done (Mocks Hardy) VEEE ONE-AHHH a damn good favour tonight.


Josh Matthews:
Well, seeing as you mention it, are you set to name any specific date yet for your guaranteed title match?? I mean, f-


Edge stops, and turns, looking directly in the eyes of Matthews.


Edge:
Wait. Wait a second. Who are you?? A backstage interviewer, or my personal assistant?? THIS (Holds up Briefcase) is my title shot. It’s a title shot, on my terms, when I want it, how I want it. Not when Todd Pettingill, or Michael P FREAKIN S Hayes asks me. When I want. When I decide. And quite frankly Josh, I quite like playing the waiting game. I’m enjoying the fact that I know whomever wins the title tonight, Chris Jericho or Rob Van Dam, will be immediately looking over their shoulder. They both know, deep down inside, they know, that they are only holding that piece of gold for however long I decide they hold it.


Edge smiles, and pats the briefcase.


Edge:
This briefcase means that I’m the WWE Champion in waiting. It means that Rob Van Dam or Chris Jericho will never fully recognize themselves as the WWE Champion, because they know, Josh, they know, that they only hold that belt until I’m ready to take it from them. But hey, I’m a nice guy Josh … I’ll give them tonight to enjoy the moment. It WONT be tonight … but it WILL happen, and you can bank on it.


Edge grins again, before sheepishly looking around, before walking off again, into the parking lot, leaving the arena quickly.


Backstage, we see the 295 pound Iron Man, Brock Lesnar, doing some final pull ups, showing his impressive physique, as we get ready for the first of two world title matches this evening…


World Heavyweight Championship Match Video Package:

- Brock Lesnar decimates Rey Mysterio to become the #1 Contender.

- Lesnar puts Tyson Tomko on the shelf as a statement of intent to Christian.
- Lesnar then takes out the leg of Christian, with an F5 on the ring post.
- Lesnar talks about his path of destruction on the road back to the title.
- Christian returns last week, and gains some revenge with two thunderous chair shots to Lesnar.


**HERE COMES THE PAIN**


The Pond comes to it’s feet for the entrance of Brock Lesnar, but meets the arrival of The Iron Man with massive heat, as Lesnar soaks up the response, but doesn’t look affected in the slightest, as he closes in on yet another world title to his bow.


Jim Ross:
There are not too many instances King, where a challenger comes into a major title match as a sullen favourite, but tonight, given the beatings Brock Lesnar has dished out to Captain Charisma, and of course, Tyson Tomko, we find Brock Lesnar in that position of favourite.


Jerry Lawler:
And you know J.R, there is maybe nobody in the history of the WWE who has been able to live up to being tagged as favourite as well as Brock Lesnar, when it comes to big matches, this guy is unstoppable.


**JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES**


Captain Charisma limps out, onto the stage, and takes a moment to soak up the ovation, before unstrapping the title from his waist, and holds it high for all to see, before making his way down the ramp, facing a daunting challenge.


Jim Ross:
In the four months that Captain Charisma has been World Champion, I don’t believe he has come into a title match under as adversity as he has tonight, and in his first reign as champion, Christian could well be finding himself getting a baptism under fire this evening. The real questions begin here on Christian and his championship qualities.


Jerry Lawler:
This is about as big a test that Christian will ever face with the World Championship. We’re about to learn just how much heart Christian really has, as a world champion. He’s facing adversity, and it’s time to find out how he can deal with that pressure…


World Heavyweight Championship Match:

Christian vs. Brock Lesnar


Christian enters the ring, and smartly keeps away from Lesnar, until the bell rings for the match to start. Lesnar though, immediately tries to back Christian into the corner looking to go for the weak spot early, but The Champion smartly motions out of the way, as he looks to adopt a stick and move gameplan, to try and keep his leg in working order, with the rumours being that he shouldn’t be out here tonight at all. Brock isn’t satisfied, and continues to pressure Captain Charisma, looking to try and back him into the corner again, but the Champion again manoeuvres himself out of the corner, leaving Brock to almost look stupid, and a little sluggish to have been out manoeuvred that easily, by a predominantly one legged man. Lesnar decides to take a moment to calm himself, before he turns back out, and starts to circle the ring, forcing Christian to move around, and work his leg more than Captain Charisma would ideally like. Lesnar stops suddenly, and stands in the middle of the ring, as he begins to grin, and starts to try and get in the head of Christian, with a few taunts, possibly hoping Christian will come to him instead. He points to the bad leg, and makes a snapping gesture, before laughing, almost maniacally. However, he doesn’t get the desired response, with Christian wise to his games, and Captain Charisma just simply laughs back at Lesnar, actually riling the challenger instead!!!

Lesnar scraps his ‘mind games’, and comes after Christian again, trying to corner the champion, but Captain Charisma ducks under a swooping blow, and connects himself with a slap to the face, momentarily rocking Lesnar through the surprise of the slap. Suspecting an opening, Christian bounces off the ropes, but is caught by Lesnar, who scores with a knee to the midsection, and quickly follows up, hitting a vertical suplex. He gets an early cover, 1...2...Kick Out from Christian early. Lesnar wastes no time, with Christian right where he wants him, and picks the champion up by the hair, sending him to the corner, but Christian bursts out with real fire, taking an incoming Lesnar by surprise, catching him with a forearm smash knocking him down, right off his feet, getting the fans excited from a powerful exchange. Christian goes for an audacious pin attempt, 1...2...Kick Out by Brock, with ease. The Champion tries to keep the pressure on Brock, knowing that he needs to keep the advantage, and pushes him to the corner, striking him with hard right hands, in an almost manic frenzy, as if he expects Lesnar to squat him away at any given moment, then whips Lesnar across to the opposite corner, but the Iron Man stops himself hitting the corner, then comes back, and nails Christian with a hard clothesline, completely turning the tables from the previous exchange just moments ago!!!
Christian rolls around grabbing his mouth, as Brock stands above him, almost stalking, and follows up the clothesline with kicks to the head, stamping at his opponent. Lesnar picks Christian up by the hair again, and whips him off the ropes, knocking him down with another effortless clothesline. Christian tries to bounce back up, but fails to do so, and appears to be getting worn down already, despite the match barely even getting going as yet. Captain Charisma tries to pull himself up on the ropes, but is stopped by Brock, who knees him in the back, almost putting an exclamation mark on his dominance, before whipping him off the ropes, and gets another knock down, this time, with an elbow, straight to the face of the champion. Captain Charisma is taking quite a beating, even at this early stage, as Brock looks to be settling into a groove, beating The Champion down methodically, without actually targeting the highly publicised bad knee as yet. He drags Christian to the corner, and connects with some well placed shoulders to the mid section, then backs away, and sizes Christian up, before running at him in the corner for a high knee to the face, but Christian moves, and Lesnar hit’s the turnbuckle instead!!! Brock staggers out, and Christian takes advantage, scoring with a dropkick to the knee, sending Lesnar down. It now appears we have a role reversal, as it is Lesnar who could be suffering with a knee problem, evening things up, with one bad wheel apiece!!!
The Champion realises he cant waste any opportunities that come his way, and begins to stomp on the leg, attempting to wear Brock down, and Lesnar shows the pain, uncharacteristically yelling out, as Christian relentlessly works down the body part, looking to get any type of even setting he can to cancel out his own badly injured body part. The Champion drags Brock to the ropes, and sets Lesnars leg on the middle rope, then jumps up using the ropes, and lands on the damaged leg of Brock, piling on more agony. Lesnar clutches his leg in agony, as Christian repeats the move again, to the same reaction from Brock as before, which only gives the champion more confidence. Lesnar attempts to get up, but Christian gets back at him right away, trying to stomp the leg again, but smartly, The Iron Man grabs the ropes, and forces Christian to back away, much to the chagrin of The Champion, who begins to see his opening close before his eyes, with the smart - yet cowardly - move of the challenger. Lesnar, having had to withstand a short burst, yet a painful one, of punishment from Christian, takes his time getting up, giving himself plenty of recovery time after the short spell on defence from Christian. Lesnar motions to Christian to ‘Come on’, but once again, The Champion uses his brain, and tells Brock to bring the fight to him instead, which visibly angers the challenger, with Lesnar turning away to try and quickly settle down. Lesnar turns back around to Christian, and slowly moves to the centre, putting his hand in the air, challenging Captain Charisma to a test of strength, which Christian accepts.
The Champion cautiously moves into Lesnars path, knowing just how dangerous the former champion is, and links hands with him, but immediately, Lesnar applies the pressure, proving his unmitigated strength, and brings Christian to his knees, putting him in a tremendous amount of pain, as Lesnar manoeuvres himself right back into the drivers seat of this match. Brock takes the opportunity to trash talk the champion, whilst Christian tries to fight back up against him, but has no such luck, as Brock cranks on more force on the test of strength. Christian though, shows his own mettle, and digs deep, lifting off one knee, then his other, and starts to fight up to a vertical base, but Brock immediately drives the knee to the sternum, and sends Christian down again, straight back to square one. Despite regaining the upper hand of the duel, the challenger lets go of the hold, possibly sensing he has Christian where he wants him, and kicks Christian in the face again, before running off the ropes, and at Christian, but The Champion takes Lesnar by surprise, hitting a drop toe hold, sending the 295 Pounder face first into the mat!!!! The force of the move sends Lesnar rolling out of the ring, looking for sanctuary, not wanting to fall victim like he did earlier to a quick flurry from Christian. Lesnar is back to his feet quickly, and tries to shake it off, but as he gets himself together, Christian perches himself on the top rope, and looks to catch Lesnar with a cross body off the top … but LESNAR CATCHES HIM!!! Brock then effortlessly shifts Christian up onto his shoulders, and with Christian unable to shift himself off, Lesnar is able to easily deliver an F5 onto the steel ringpost, just like on Raw two weeks ago!!!!
Christian SCREAMS out in agony, grabbing the bad leg, as Lesnar now appears to have Christian exactly where he wanted him from the opening bell. The fans are in almost a stunned silence, after the immediately gasp in horror from the ugly F5 to the post, whilst Christian holds to his leg in sheer excruciating pain showing exactly how tender the condition of his bad knee was coming into this contest. Lesnar wisely breaks the referee’s count, before rolling back out, and wastes no time to grab the grounded champion, and drags him along ringside by the bad leg, setting Christian surely into more pain. Brock laughs, as Christian shows his pain, and then picks The Champion up, before dropping him, knee first onto the steel steps!!!
Another cross between a gasp and groan comes from the Pond, as the sickening thud echoes through the arena. Brock doesn’t stop there though, and instead, rubs salt into the wounds, as he pulls the champion back up, into the same position as he had moments ago, before dropping Christian again, crashing his bad knee off the steel steps. Lesnar rolls back in the ring, takes a moment to chuckle, then rolls back out again. Once more, Brock decides to show off his brute force strength, and pulls Christian up, looks to the fans, and nods with an open mouthed smile, before lifting Christian up, as before, but instead of driving the knee into the steps, Lesnar charges Christian into the ring post, crushing the body part against the steel post instead!!!!! Christian just crumbles to the ground, a broken mess, as Lesnar almost struts around the ring, arms out, taunting the fans, who start up a ‘LESNAR SUCKS’ chant. Brock spots the referees count reach six again, and this time, decides not to break it, and instead opts to roll Christian back inside, following himself, as the action gets back inside the squared circle. Lesnar watches, with a grin spread over his face, as Christian valiantly struggles to get to his feet via the ropes, but even when he succeeds, the champion doesn’t get a moments rest, as Lesnar immediately goes straight back on the attack, with a chop block to the bad knee, bringing The Champion back down to earth with a thud, as the challenger toys with the prey. Christian crawls to the corner, looking to get some solace, but Brock isn’t interested in that idea, and follows in, as he puts the boots to the champion, stomping Captain Charisma mercilessly in the corner, getting some kicks to the knee too. Lesnar once more, shows his unrivalled strength, by picking Christian up like a child, and whips him into the corner, AND CATCHES HIM AS HE BOUNCES BACK OUT SEAMLESSLY EXECUTING A BEAUTIFUL BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!!!!! Even the hard line Christian fans let out a small pop for the scintillating motion, as Lesnar hooks the leg…

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……CHRISTIAN KICKS OUT……
!!!


Christian refuses to give in easily, despite the relentlessness of Lesnar, but the question being asked now, is how long can he battle on?? Lesnar tries to put an end to the match though right now, as he scoops Christian back up, and holds the lifeless champion in his arms, before hooking him up, and DELIVERS ANOTHER BELLY TO BELLY!!! Lesnar covers again, hoping this time it will be enough…

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……CHRISTIAN KICKS OUT……
!!!!!


Lesnar doesn’t appear upset by the kick out, possibly due to the matter being more of when now than if. He flexes his muscles to a big amount of heat, as he trash talks to his wounded opponent, who tries to use the ropes to get up, but Lesnar cockily kicks his hands away from the ropes, not allowing him up. Brock now drags Captain Charisma up to his feet again, and picks Christian up for a Fisherman Buster, but holds The Champion in the air, almost in a torture rack position, allowing the blood to flow to Christians head, before slowly dropping Christian to the canvas, to an almighty thud. Lesnar sits up, and nods at the crowd, who show no appreciation for his attitude, as he leans back, and covers Christian once more…

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…………CHRISTIAN KICKS OUT AGAIN…………
!!!!!!!!!!
The fans filling the Pond go nuts, as the champion shows that he may be hurt, but he isn’t finished - yet. Lesnar smiles, but this time, it‘s more of a pissed off smile, as he gets to his feet, and again, scoops Christian up to his feet, and whips him hard into the corner, then follows up, with a running high knee to the face, not missing this time, after the earlier effort fell short, as Christian slowly falls to the mat, in this one way traffic match. With Christian in such a bad way right now, Lesnar hasn’t even had to focus on the knee, which is brought up as another cause of concern by J.R, who begins to wonder just how Christian can retain his title, as the match continues to go against him. Meanwhile, Lesnar pulls the champion back up in the corner, and quickly drives his shoulder into Christians sternum, winding Christian further. Lesnar takes three steps back, then hunches down, and looks to deliver another shattering shoulder thrust to the gut … but as he charges in … CHRISTIAN DIVES OUT OF THE WAY … AND LESNAR RUNS RIGHT THROUGH TO THE POST!!!!!!! In a sudden act of desperation, Christian school boys Lesnar, looking for a sudden victory…

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………LESNAR POWERS OUT AT ONE………
!!!!!


Lesnar gets up, but the broken down Christian is able to strike first throwing a big right hand, and quickly follows up with a knife edge chop, before Brock can respond, and it appears the chop has a desired effect, as Lesnar clutches his chest, but almost in a flash, Christian doesn’t even have time to try and stop it, with Lesnar NAILING A SUDDEN SPINEBUSTER!!!!! Lesnar hooks the leg tightly, hoping the sudden impact move may be enough to seal the deal, and his fifth world title…

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……CHRISTIAN KICKS OUT……
!!!
Lesnar sits up, and looks at the referee, shaking his head, and biting his lip, as frustration sets in. Brock gets to his feet, and kicks the rope in frustration, then waits as Christian gets to his feet, then grasps him from behind, and goes for a German Suplex, but Christian manages to stop it from happening, and runs backward, ramming Lesnar into the corner. The Champion then tries to get away from the corner, but Lesnar locks the grip again. Christian then rams Lesnar again, and a third time, eventually managing to break the vice like grip of the Iron Man. Christian then runs off the ropes, and manages to duck an attempted clothesline, before hooking Brock from behind, and dropping him with a REVERSE DDT!!!!! Christian covers, hoping he can take the victory…

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……BROCK KICKS OUT……
!!!!!


Christian looks at the referee in disbelief, but gets his head back in the game quickly, and stops Brock from any recovery time, by charging him into the corner, and immediately wastes no time, teeing off with some big chops to the chest. As Christian winds up for one more chop, Brock reverses the advantage, simply kicking the bad right knee of Captain Charisma. Christian limps away, wincing from the pain of his knee, which sends basically an invite for Lesnar to attack him, leaving himself wide open for Brock to attack. Lesnar doesn’t need to be asked twice, and kindly obliges, connecting with a chop block to the knee, sending Christian down like a sack of potatoes, once more putting the challenger in the drivers seat. Lesnar once again stomps the weakened body part, then rolls outside the ring, and drags Christian along the apron, right at the ring post. Lesnar tries to rile the fans momentarily, before taking the bad knee of the defenceless champion, and whips the bad knee with great force against the solid ringpost, to which Christian screams out in pain. Lesnar taunts the fallen opponent some more, insisting it’ll all be over soon. Lesnar proceeds further, and once again, whips the leg across the post, and sending the champion to extreme heights of pain. Lesnar takes his time to re-enter the ring, taking the time to argue with a fan as he climbs the steps. He cockily steps back inside, and has his way with the defenceless Christian, brashly kicking his head, almost toying with Captain Charisma. Brock takes Christian to the corner, and plants some knees to the sternum once again, before going back to the main target zone, setting the right leg on the middle rope, and singles it out, with some straight kicks to the point of the knee, with Christian unable to do anything about it, except groan in agony. Brock stops the vile kicking, and pulls Christian out of the corner, whipping him to the opposite side, following him into the corner again crushing the champions face with another perfectly placed high running knee, and watches as Christian hit’s the mat. Lesnar stands over his opponent, and slaps Christian in the face, and tells The Champion once again that it’ll all be over soon. With his incredible power, Lesnar pulls Christian back up, but as he does, he lets his defence down, and Christian, in an act of desperation, CRADLES LESNAR …

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……………LESNAR KICKS OUT……………
!!!


Christian nearly got it, but Lesnar was able to get out just in time, and it is the challenger up to his feet first, clubbing Christian down to earth with a devastating clothesline. Lesnar quickly covers, 1...2...Kick Out from the champion. Lesnar covers again, 1...2...Kick Out again. Brock hurls Christian to his feet, and rough houses him into the corner, before scoring with a strong knee to the gut. Lesnar refuses to ease up, and sends Christian into the ropes, but he ducks down, allowing Christian to go behind … AND WITHOUT A SECOND TO SPARE - NAILS THE INVERTED BACKBREAKER!!!! The Arrowhead Pond ERUPTS as Christian hooks the leg, looking for an impossible victory against the odds …

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……SHOULDER GOES UP……
!!!


Christian cant believe it!!!!! He realises that could have been his last chance to get the win as his leg becomes weaker, and weaker from the onslaught in the match. Christian gets back up, whilst he tries to find a way of ending the match, meeting a now groggy Lesnar on his way with, with right hands, backing the challenger into the corner. Captain Charisma quickly sends Lesnar off the ropes, with Brock ducking under a clothesline attempt, coming back from the other side - SWEEPING THE LEG!!!!! Christian is down again, and unable to sustain any type of momentum due to being a walking target for the Iron Man. Now, Lesnar yanks the leg, once, twice, three times, gaining more yelps of pain from the champion, before flipping Christian over, applying a simple single leg crab, but it could well bring him the coveted title!!!! Christian is locked in tight, as his knee is being severely tested now. The fans come alive, in full support of the champion, as Christian faces the possibility of tapping out to the determined challenger, as his heart and desire is now being put to the test. Brock sits back, cranking on more pressure … Can Christian reach the ropes??? The Champion lifts his arm in the air … to possibly tap … NO … Christian puts his hand down slowly, and digs into the canvas trying to reach the ropes!!! The fans are on their feet, with Christian suffering all sorts of pain to his severely damaged knee … he claws … and pulls … and nears … but LESNAR PULLS HIM BACK TO THE CENTRE OF THE RING!!!!! Christian shuts his eyes, almost crying out in the excruciating pain, before one more time, showing his fight, and grit, and determination, possibly buoyed on by the solid, rabid support of the fans … and begins to reach again … scratching the surface of the ring … crawling across the mat … digging his nails to move across … and nears … AND GRABS THE ROPES!!!!
Lesnar at first refuses to let go, but at the count of four, gets the better of his emotions, and releases the submission. But perhaps the damage has been done now. Indeed, Lesnar stalks Christian, before getting impatient, and pulls him up, throwing him onto his shoulders like a stack of hay … and looks to deliver the F5 - BUT CHRISTIAN COUNTERS INTO A DDT!!!!!!!!!! The Pond is on it’s feet, as a big ‘LETS GO CHRISTIAN’ chant erupts, buoying Captain Charisma on, as he uses the ropes, finding his feet. He takes a look at Lesnar, then nods, before using every ounce of energy left to pull himself onto the turnbuckles, setting himself on the top, but takes no time whatsoever to think twice … AND CONNECTS WITH A FROG SPLASH!!!!!!!! Christian covers, and the fans count in unison…

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……SHOULDER GOES UP……
!!!


WHAT????? Christian has his mouth WIDE open, in shock. As the fans thought it was over, counting to three, but Lesnar ISNT DONE YET!!!!! Christian still appears to be in shock as he gets up, pulling the groggy Lesnar with him. Captain Charisma kicks Lesnar in the gut, then hooks him up, turning around … AND SETS HIM UP FOR THE UNPRETTIER … BUT LESNAR DESPERATELY KICKS THE LEG!!!!! Christian goes down to one knee, as the bad wheel comes back to haunt him once more. Meanwhile, Lesnar picks up steam, and charges off the ropes, running back, and ramming his knee through Christians face!!!!! This time, Lesnar doesn’t go for a cover, but instead grabs Christian up, and throws him like a rag doll onto his shoulders, and mouths ‘IT’S OVER NOW’ … BUT AS HE GOES FOR THE F5 - CHRISTIAN COUNTERS INTO AN INSIDE CRADLE…

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Winner: AND STILL WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION - CHRISTIAN @ 18:13


Christian immediately rolls out of the ring, whilst Lesnar bounces to his feet right after the three, and scrambles to get his hands on Christian, but The Champ exit’s the ring just in time. Lesnar charges around the ring, livid that he was beaten in such a fashion, having had the match seemingly sewn up for the most part. Meanwhile, Christian clutches onto the title greatly, as he limps up the ramp, holding the title aloft to the pleasure of his fans in attendance, happy that Captain Charisma got the job done tonight. In the ring, Brock watches on, and once he gets Christians attention, he makes the gesture that he was so close, making sure the champion sees it, and knows how lucky he got tonight.


A video package plays, hyping next months PPV offering, WWE Cyber Sunday - the first ever interactive WWE PPV in history, featuring Raw and Smackdown.


Back to ringside, with J.R and King…


Jim Ross:
Things certainly didn’t go to plan for Mister McMahon tonight, did they King??


Jerry Lawler:
No. Not at all J.R. But that could well be a bad thing for The Game … not to mention The Brotherhood for dropping the ball tonight.


Jim Ross:
And you may have just made an excellent point King. If Triple H was able to overcome this gauntlet thrown at him tonight, just what in the world does the evil genius have in store for The Game next??


Jerry Lawler:
Well, one thing is for sure…


**HAVE A NICE DAY**


Lawler is cut off by the music of the Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley, as the anticipation grows over what exactly he has planned to unveil tonight.


Jim Ross:
Now this is an interesting scenario. Mick Foley, for the last two weeks has been hinting at changing history at Summerslam. That is a pretty hefty claim to make if you ask me King.


Jerry Lawler:
Either this guy has been thrown off too many Hell in a Cells, or he really has something big to announce here tonight.


Jim Ross:
But what exactly can that be King?? The way Mick has been talking up this announcement it’s almost like the world is gonna stop to pay attention.


Jerry Lawler:
The internet has been buzzing about this thing too J.R. I’ve read some really out of whack rumours about what this could be.


Foley gets in the ring, and takes a mic, giving the fans a wave, and a thumbs up, before waiting for them to die down and allow him to speak.


Mick Foley:
I couldn’t think of better place to unleash the next era in sports entertainment than right here in Anaheim California!!!


Cheap pop


Jerry Lawler:
As many of you will be aware, for the last few months, I’ve been studying you, the fans, on Raw. And after a short period of time, I came to the realisation that the fans are stagnant, and that you people need something … someone to give you a shot in the arm. Someone to give sports entertainment a shot in the arm. Someone to bring back the glory days. Now, for the past couple of weeks I have promised something huge at Summerslam. And once again, let me reiterate, I am about to bring you something huge.


Foley waits for a moment, trying to gauge some sort of reaction, before speaking again.


Mick Foley:
Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s time to take sports entertainment forward. It’s time to bring back the glory days. Think back to the Rock and Wrestling Era, with the red and yellow of Hulk Hogan leading the way. I’m sure many of you out there remember. Imagine, if I were to tell you that I have unearthed the modern day Hulk Hogan?? You cant right?? Anaheim, prepare to be surprised, because right now, it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you the modern day version of a character to lead a generation, a modern day Hulk Hogan if you will. Cameras at the ready, your saviour is here. Let me introduce you all … to THE BOOGEYMAN!!!!


**I’M THE BOOGEYMAN … AND I’M COMIN TO GET YA**


Red mist descends over the stage, with the fans almost in a numbed silence, as they witness the strange creature introduced by Mick Foley as ‘The Boogeyman’ crawl out, with red and black make up on his face, whilst carrying a clock over his neck. In the ring, Foley looks really wide eyed and excited, but the fans reaction is very much indifferent.
The odd newcomer takes his time jiggling to the ring, whilst we see Foley jigging too, dancing to the beat of the music, whilst J.R and King are left almost speechless, at this so called modern day Hulk Hogan. Boogeyman gets into the ring, as the camera zooms in on him, with the music dying down, allowing Foley to speak again.


Mick Foley:
Well, how about it?? The Boogeyman!!! … Yeah!!!


Foley looks at his ‘find’, who continues to pull odd faces into the camera.


Jim Ross:
This is the guy. The Boogeyman is the guy. You want to look for that next mainstream wrestler?? It’s The Boogeyman. This guy has it all. Not only is he a beast in the ring, but he has a wide range of other qualities. So forget about ‘Hulking Up’, or ‘Flipping the bird’, Boogeyman ... Show ‘em what you do…


Foley hands Boogeyman the mic.


The Boogeyman:
Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye.

Four and twenty blackbirds, baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened, the birds began to sing.
Wasn't that a dainty dish, to set before the king?
The king was in his counting house, counting out his money.
The queen was in the parlour, eating bread and honey.
The maid was in the garden, hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!


Boogeyman lets out a sinister laugh, as the fans are rather quiet, then suddenly, he smashes the clock over his head, bringing out a big ‘OOHHH’ from the fans, as he speaks again…


The Boogeyman:
I’M THE BOOGEYMAN … AND I’M COMIN ... TO GET YA!!!!


Boogeyman continues to laugh, as Foley takes away the mic to speak.


Mick Foley:
And hey, if that wasn’t enough … Boogey, show ‘em the other thing.


Boogeyman looks at Foley, with Mick excitedly nodding, urging him on, as Boogeyman reaches into his pocket, and pulls out … AND HANDFUL OF WORMS??? Not only that but once he does … HE STICKS THEM IN HIS MOUTH!!!!!


The fans wretch in disgust, completely taken aback by The Boogeyman, as Foley puts his arm around his protégé, and speaks into the camera.


Mick Foley:
One more time, I present to you the next big thing in sports entertainment … THE BOOGEYMAN!!! Tune in, tomorrow night on Raw, when this guy makes his in ring debut, and watch the ratings soar!!! Don’t forget … he’s the boogeyman, and he’s comin to get ya!!! HAVE A NICE DAY!!!!!


Foleys music hits again, as he leads Boogeyman out of the ring to a very indifferent reaction from the shocked fans. The excited Foley leads Boogeyman up the ramp, as the newcomer finishes off his worms.


Jerry Lawler:
Something tells me this wont catch on.


Jim Ross:
I don’t believe I’ve ever seen something like that before King. I really don’t.


Jerry Lawler:
Definitely a first for me J.R. Never in my career have I saw a guy eat worms in a wrestling ring. What in the hell is Mick Foley thinking?? He’s lost his mind!!!


Jim Ross:
I’m still in shock King. But you do have a point. Just why does Mick Foley believe The Boogeyman is going to be the biggest thing since sliced bread?? Quite honestly, I’m worried about the state of mind of Mick Foley. But, I guess we’ll see what this guy is made of tomorrow night on Raw…


Another short HELL IN A CELL MEMORY video plays, showing the 2000 Hell in a Cell match, which ended Mick Foleys career, as he lost to Triple H.


Backstage, Josh Matthews is standing by with Chris Jericho…


Josh Matthews:
Chris Jericho, over the last few months you’ve been on what some might call a renaissance in your career. At WrestleMania, you perhaps came closer than anyone in history to beating the undefeated Undertaker at that event, before dumping The Phenom into Lake Michigan, inside a Casket at Judgment Day. Since then, you’ve beaten his brother Kane, and made it through two tough match ups in recent weeks to come into Summerslam with a chance of winning your first WWE Championship in over four years. How confident are you heading into this title eliminator??


Chris Jericho:
First of all Joshy, not only did I accomplish all those accomplishments you’ve listed, but lets not forget, that I am also a HUGE world famous Rock Star, the AYATOLLAH OF ROCK AND A ROLLA, not to mention a certified sexy beast. And tonight junior, Chris Jericho will add to those monikers, Chris Jericho will add to those nick names, Chris Jericho will add to all those labels, another one. After tonight is over Josh, when Chris Jericho has the WWE Title belt wrapped around this GORGEOUS waist, Chris Jericho wont be known simply as Y2J, Chris Jericho wont just be known as The Highlight of the Night, not only tagged as the King of the World, as a SEXY BEAST, LION TAMER, LIVING LEGEND, HUGE ROCK STAR, AYATOLLAH OF ROCK AND ROLLA … not only the first, YES, the FIRST UNDISSSSSS-PUTED WWE Champion, Chris Jericho will be known, and forever remembered, as the greatest, WWE Champion of all time … and Josh … there will never … EVVVVVVERRR be another like me AGAIN. Now, if you will, would you excuse me, ass clown?? Chris Jericho has to go and make some history … yet again.


Jericho walks off, as Josh watches him walk off, as we fade out…


WWE Championship Video Package:

- Announcement following GAB that the title has been made vacant.

- 8 Man Tournament to culminate at Summerslam.
- Jericho defeats Kane, Batista defeats Angle, RVD defeats Matt Hardy & Edge in a triple threat match & JBL defeats Paul London in the first round.
- Due to outside interference from Kurt Angle, Jericho goes past Batista, whilst RVD overcomes outside interference from The Cabinet to defeat JBL.
- Comments from RVD about this being his best ever chance of becoming WWE Champion.
- Comments from Y2J talking about his four year journey leading back to the Holy Grail.
- Face to face on Smackdown, with RVD getting the final word, leading into tonight.


**5-4-3-2-1 … BOOM … BREAK THE WALLS DOWN**


The anticipation reaches fever pitch, as Chris Jericho makes his trademark entrance, looking relaxed and confident, heading into this championship match, against a man who has never held a world title, giving him a major advantage before the bell has even rung!!!


Michael Cole:
Kane and Dave Batista have fallen to Chris Jericho on his route to this championship decider, which by any stretch of the imagination is a heck of an achievement. Of course, had it not been for Kurt Angle and his meddling in that match with Batista, we could well be looking at a totally different scenario tonight.


Tazz:
But we arent Cole. Chris Jericho is in this position based on merit, and if he is to become the new WWE Champion tonight, it’ll be based purely on merit.


**ONE OF A KIND**


The Pond comes to it’s feet for the ever popular Rob Van Dam, as he enters the arena, looking just a calm and just as relaxed as his opponent, playing to the fans, pleasing them with the thumb salute, as he makes his way down the aisle.


Michael Cole:
Is this his night?? Is this the night that Rob Van Dam realises his potential?? He’s beaten Edge and Matt Hardy in a triple threat match, and he’s defeated John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield to reach this night, and this opportunity. Will tonight be the night that RVD ends the long running saying that ‘he’s the greatest today not to have been a world champion’??


Tazz:
He may never get an opportunity like it Cole. I’d personally love to see it happen. Coming from ECW, and following in the footsteps of guys like Mick Foley and Steve Austin would be incredible for Rob. He’s good enough, but mentally, we’re about to find out.


WWE Championship Match;
Tournament Final:

Rob Van Dam vs. Chris Jericho


RVD slowly moves from the corner, and Jericho sees him do so, and begins to move himself. Y2J rubs his nose, then shakes his hands loose, before moving in closer to Van Dam. Neither man looks to want to make a wrong move so early on, and as they close in towards each other, Jericho backs away. The arena begins to boo Jericho, who looks around the arena, and shakes his head at the fans, not interested in their opinion. Both men look around, as the cheers fill the Arrowhead Pond once again. They slowly move to the middle of the ring, and carefully, both men lock up, and immediately struggle for supremacy, shifting along the ropes, reversing each other in the corner, back onto the ropes, and eventually both break free, and back away from each other. The two challengers circle the ring again, and tie up, looking to get the early upper hand. Both try to gain the leverage, and on this occasion, the advantage goes to Van Dam. He backs Y2J into the corner, but the referee tells RVD to break it. Slowly, and cautiously, not wanting to get caught by the sneaky Jericho, Rob steps away, and both men, slowly, make their way out, and circle the ring again. Both men circle the ring once more, as this cagey opening proves tense, with both men locking up again. This time, Jericho gets a headlock takedown, and applies a wristlock. Van Dam quickly rolls over for a cover, 1...2...Kick Out. Both jump up, but RVD gets the snap mare, followed by a headlock.

The Highlight of the Night counters the headlock, and applies one of his own though, turning the tables instantly. Rob Van Dam though, pushes Y2J off the ropes, but Jericho comes right back off the ropes, and nails a shoulder knocking down Mr. PPV. In a highly dis-ingenuous manner, Jericho helps his adversary to his feet, with a pat on the back, which RVD doesn’t take too kindly. They go face to face, then back up again, and quickly tie up. Van Dam now gets the headlock on Jericho, and quickly, Y2J pushes RVD off into the ropes, but Van Dam comes back with a shoulder to the first Undisputed champion this time. Jericho takes his time getting up, shaking his arm loose, while RVD poses, doing his thumb taunt, to a nice pop from the fans who chant his name with the thumbs.
Jericho gets to his feet, then raises his hand in the air for a test of strength, and RVD has no qualms about accepting. RVD, slowly lifts his hand toward Chris‘, trying not to fall for any tricks, and they lock up for the test of strength. Van Dam gets the best of the strength battle, and brings Jericho to his knees, but Jericho breaks the hold with a sweep to the legs, and then applies another wristlock on the grounded Van Dam. RVD though, shows off his athleticism, and spins up, getting back to his feet, and sweeps the leg of Jericho breaking the wristlock, and as Y2J jumps up, he flinches as RVD fakes a punch, and Jericho rolls out of the ring for a moment. Immediately, Jericho looks embarrassed by his show of fear, and the antics of RVD in the ring don’t help him, as he goes towards the ropes, and holds them open for Jericho to enter the ring. The crowd pops, but Chris is furious, and he kicks the barrier in frustration. Jericho re-enters the ring, at the count of eight, as the two men stare across at each other, before locking up once more. Van Dam goes behind, and trips down Y2J, going for an arm, but Jericho quickly wriggles free from Van Dam, before he can apply any holds. They lock up, and this time, Jericho takes down RVD with a drop toe hold, before riding around Van Dam, and slapping him around the head a few times, before getting up, to a chorus of boo’s from the fans in attendance in the Pond. Jericho laughs, and spits his gum into the crowd, getting another negative reaction from the fans, which seems to please him.
Van Dam reaches his feet on the other side of the ring, clearly annoyed at his opponents lack of respect after the previous moment in the match. Chris shows no sorrow for it, with RVD not looking terribly shocked by it. Both men walk to the centre of the ring, with Jericho immediately slapping Rob across the face, as soon as he could reach. RVD is sent back a little, not expecting the shot, with Jericho slapping again. RVD then grabs Jerichos arm the third time, and nails a hat trick of kicks to the gut, before sweeping Jericho from behind. Y2J rolls over, and RVD decides to repay the favour from earlier, riding around him, showing disrespect, slapping him around the head, as the fans pop for the turnaround. Jericho however, is furious, and jumps up, going after RVD, but Van Dam is ready for him, and meets him with another kick to the gut. Y2J falls into the ropes, and comes back out at RVD, with Van Dam going for a DDT, only for Jericho to slips out, and take RVD by surprise with a dropkick, 1...2...Kick Out. Swiftly Jericho picks Van Dam up, but Mister Pay Per View cradles Y2J, 1...2...Kick Out, Jericho rolls through, 1...2...Kick Out. RVD then breaks the hold, and rolls up Y2J, 1...2...Kick Out. Jericho rolls through, 1...2...Kick Out, Van Dam counters into a bridge, 1...2...Kick Out. Jericho uses his strength to power out of the bridge, then backslides RVD, 1...2...Kick Out. Van Dam flips out, and rolls up Jericho, 1...2...Kick Out!! Both men jump to their feet, and get a massive ovation from the Arrowhead Pond.
However, the stand off doesn’t last long, as Jericho comes at RVD, but Rob Van Dam ducks a clothesline and gets a backslide, 1...2...Kick Out!!! Jericho is right back up, and takes RVD by surprise again with a slap, and quickly takes him down with an inside cradle, 1...2...Kick Out!!! RVD shoots up, but has his leg chopped down, by Y2J, who covers him, 1...2...Van Dam shoots his shoulder up. RVD gets up, but has Jericho going for a crucifix pin, but RVD thinks quickly, and runs into the corner, breaking himself free. Y2J staggers out, and walks into the path of Van Dam who goes behind, and rolls Jericho up with a school boy, 1...2...Kick Out!!! Chris barely kicks out in time, and quickly gets to his feet, but Van Dam looks to be a little bit quicker at this early stage, and manages to get a victory roll, 1...2...Kick Out!!! Jericho again barely kicks out, and gets up, but is taken down with a double leg takedown, with RVD getting a bridged cover, 1...2...Kick Out!!! Both men jump up, but again, RVD is the quicker man, and he catches the arm of Jericho, scoring with an arm drag!!! Determined, Jericho is right back up, but straight into the path of Van Dam, who scores with another deep arm drag, as Jericho again shows his tenacity, bouncing right back up, but AGAIN, is met with an arm drag!!!!! This time, Jericho doesn’t get up, and instead, realises things aren’t going his way, and takes a moment to rethink his game plan, as he rolls out of the ring, much to the displeasure of the fans, and of course, Rob Van Dam.
RVD though, doesn’t allow Jericho must rest, as he firstly fakes a plancha, with Jericho running for cover, before realising nothing happened, and drops his guard, as RVD then slides out, with the two men breaking down after a technical first five minutes, as the fists begin to fly!!! The two challengers trade blows on the outside, with no clear upper hand to be had for either man, but it’s Jericho that finishes the duel on top, ramming Van Dam into the barrier. He doesn’t stop there though, and quickly rams RVD into the ring apron too, as Van Dam grimaces. Jericho rolls his opponent back inside, not taking long to follow inside himself, climbing the ropes, reaching the top, as he perches himself, and comes off with a reverse elbow, putting Rob Van Dam back down, as he quickly hooks the leg, 1...2...Kick Out from Van Dam. Jericho wastes no time, and backs RVD into the corner, firing off with an array of knife edge chops, five in total, with RVD showing the pain of the shots to his chest, as Jericho then fires him across the ring, into the opposite corner, but on this occasion, RVD jumps to the middle rope, and catches an incoming Jericho with a thrust kick from the middle rope, gaining a quick pop from a section of the fans. Van Dam covers, 1...2...Kick Out from Jericho. RVD shrugs off the chops from moments ago, and pulls Jericho up, utilizing his close forearms to the face of Y2J, only for Jericho to fire back after four, and delivers a strong knife edge chop, taking the wind out of RVDs sails, quickly whipping Van Dam off the ropes, but Rob ducks an attempted clothesline, then turns the tide, and hits Jericho with a trademark monkey flip!!! RVD bounces up, and looks to the fans with a smile, before charging into the ropes … AND LOOKS FOR THE ROLLING THUNDER … BUT JERICHO MOVES … Van Dam crashes onto the canvas, and bounces into the middle rope, as Jericho eyes an opportunity, and runs across the ring, driving his knee into the back and neck of RVD, who is set in the ropes. Jericho looks to pick up the pace, and quickly gets himself to the top rope again, and waits for a moment as RVD struggles to his feet, before catching Van Dam with a missile dropkick, immediately hooking the leg, 1...2...SHOULDER UP!!! Despite the kickout, Jericho continues to move in for the kill, and watches as RVD gets back up again, with Chris running into the ropes, AND GOES FOR THE BULLDOG … BUT VAN DAM DOES THE SPLITS TO AVOID IT!!!! Jericho runs on, into the ropes, and bounces back, but as he does, the grounded RVD meets him with his legs, and catapults Jericho across the ring!!!!! The fans pop for the nice exchange, and athleticism from Van Dam, as RVD is up quickly, and hit’s a spinning leg drop, covering Jericho, 1...2...KICK OUT!!!
Now, with the momentum on his side, RVD pulls Jericho up, pushing him into the ropes, softening him up with a few more forearms, and whips Jericho into the ropes, CATCHING HIM WITH A SPIN KICK!!! RVD looks to cover again, 1...2...JERICHO KICKS OUT!!! Again, Van Dam wastes no time, and gets Jericho up, getting him into position for a suplex, but this time, Y2J sticks his leg to the inside, stopping the move from taking place. Now, Jericho tries to free himself with punches to the mid section, eventually creating some distance between Van Dam and himself, but doesn’t get away, with RVD kicking the legs of Jericho stopping his moment of comeback, and sends Jericho into the ropes, LEAPING over Y2J as he comes back, but Jericho then stops, and as RVD turns back around, gets TURNED INSIDE OUT WITH A CLOTHESLINE FROM JERICHO!!!!! Jericho shows his ghastly grin, then makes the cover, 1...2...RVD just kicks out. Once again, Jericho begins to think about finishing the match, and backs into the ropes, rebounding out, looking FOR THE BULLDOG … BUT RV DUCKS UNDER … AND THEN CATCHES JERICHO AS HE TURNS AROUND WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK!!!!! Rob Van Dam hooks the leg, 1...2...Jericho kicks out!!! RVD is up quickly, as Jericho takes his time, shaking the cobwebs loose from the stunning kick. Van Dam runs at the first ever undisputed champion, but Jericho has him scouted, and back body drops his opponent over the top rope TO THE FLOOR BELOW!!! … NO HE DOESN’T!!! … RVD lands on the apron, but Jericho reacts quickly, and grabs RVD by the head, hanging him off the top rope, choking Van Dam. RVD holds his throat after the sudden crushing impact, whilst Jericho shows off his own athleticism, and jumps to the middle rope, before delivering the springboard dropkick!!!
Van Dam falls off the apron, and lands, face first on the barricade, with a small pop for the beautiful move from Jericho, before descending into boos, as Jericho poses in the ring yelling ‘I’M THE KING OF THE WORLD BAY-BEE’. Jericho then spots RVD staggering towards the apron, and runs across, delivering a baseball slide to Van Dam, sending him back first into the barricade again. Jericho steps in between the ropes, and takes a second to think, before jumping off, and crashing onto RVD with an axe handle off the apron, knocking the former ECW superstar down again. Y2J gets back inside, and attempts to really humiliate RVD, as he looks content to let the referee COUNT RVD OUT on the outside, as the count reaches FIVE. Jericho sits himself on the top rope, almost certain he’s set to win the title in the most degrading of fashion, as his opponent struggles to get up on the outside, with Brian Hebner reaching the count of SIX … … SEVEN … Van Dam begins to realise the count nearing ten, and makes a sudden move forward, reaching the apron, and rolling in, just as Hebner is set to call eight, breaking the count, and saving the match. Jericho is off the ropes by now, aware of RVDs re-entry, and meets Van Dam with stomps to the back, and a couple of kicks to the ribs, with RVD rolling over, feeling the effects of the stiff kicks. Jericho pulls RVD up, keeping him at bay with a few punches, then sends him into the ropes, but as he does … RVD SPRINGBOARDS ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE AND COMES BACK CATCHING JERICHO WITH A KICK!!! This time, RVD decides not to cover, and instead, pulls his adversary up, sending Jericho into the ropes, and meets him upon his return with a front dropkick, this time, hooking the leg, 1...2...SHOULDER UP!!!
Both men are a little slow to get up now, with the fast pace of the match taking it’s toll on both men. They get up, but RVD is first to strike, with more forearms to the face of his opponent, and sends Jericho into the corner, but as he charges in at him … JERICHO GETS A FOOT UP!!! Van Dam staggers away, and without delay, Jericho speeds out of the corner … AND CATCHES RVD WITH THE BULLDOG!!! The fans are on their feet, as the end could be near for their favourite, with Jericho leaping onto the ropes … LIONSAULT … NO … VAN DAM ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY!!!!! Jericho lands on his feet, but gets caught as he runs at Van Dam with a power slam!!! Mr. PPV instantaneously leaps to the ropes … AND LOOKS FOR THE SPLIT LEGGED MOONSAULT … BUT JERICHO MOVES!!!!! Van Dam crashes onto the mat, and Jericho takes full advantage, pinning RVD with a bridge …

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…………VAN DAM POWERS OUT…………
!!!!!!!


Jericho has his hands on his head, mouth wide open, shocked he didn’t finish it there. He shakes his head, as the fans are coming alive now, following a blistering exchange, full of counters and reversals. Jericho gets up, and begins to stalk Van Dam, who is beginning to look worse for wear, and Jericho gets him from behind, NAILING THE BREAKDOWN!!!!! Y2J rolls RVD over, and hooks the leg for his first world title in four years …

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……VAN DAM GETS A SHOULDER UP……
!!!!!!!


The Pond erupts, having thought RVD was done, as Jericho again shoots up in disbelief, looking to Brian Hebner, who holds two fingers up, indicating the kick out, which Jericho furiously disagrees with, grabbing the referee by the shirt, holding up three fingers up, letting out his aggression, as Hebner warns him about putting his hands on the referee. Jericho takes in the warning, and slowly lets go of his shirt, being smart enough to know getting a DQ for something stupid would ruin his aspirations. The Highlight of the Night pushes RVD into the corner, letting rip with a flurry of knife edge chops, and begins to trash talk his determined opponent, before dragging him out of the corner, sending RVD into the ropes, ducking down … which allows the athletic Van Dam to roll off his opponents back, and surprises Jericho with a school boy roll up, looking for a quick, shock pin, 1...2...JERICHO PUSHES OUT!!! Both men quickly get up, with Jericho catching RVD with another chop, then a forearm, before looking to send RVD off the ropes, but Van Dam reverses the whip, and sends Jericho into the ropes instead, then as he returns, RVD uses Chris’ momentum to chuck him over the top rope, and to the floor below. Van Dam waits for a moment, as Jericho begins to regain his footing, then, as he does, RVD nods to the fans, runs off the ropes, then hit’s a SOMERSAULT PLANCHA OVER THE TOP ROPE, CRASHING ONTO JERICHO!!!!! The Pond erupts in favour of RVD, and an audible ‘E-C-DUB’ chant reverberates around the arena, as Van Dam gets back up on the outside, taking over on Jericho, rolling his opponent back into the squared circle.
RVD rolls back in himself, and follows Jericho, as Y2J retreats into the corner, landing with sharp kicks to the gut, and a few right hands to the temple too for good measure. Van Dam pulls Jericho out, and sends Y2J into the ropes, catching him as he returns with a kick again to the gut, with Jericho leaning down, holding his stomach, with RVD running to the ropes, but as he comes back, he gets taken by surprise by Jericho, who side steps the incoming Van Dam, then, as RVD turns around, JERICHO MEETS HIM WITH THE STANDING ENZIGURI!!!! Could it be over now??? Jericho hooks the legs, nodding his head along to the referees count…

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……VAN DAM JUST KICKS OUT……
!!!!!!!


For the third time now, Jericho looks up at Hebner, in complete disarray over the count. He slams the mat three times, indicating it should’ve been three, but again, the referee holds up two fingers, with Jericho shaking his head in fury, unable to fathom how RVD is still in this match. Jericho gets up, and slaps the back of RVDs head, demanding he get up. Van Dam is low to get up, with the three recent near falls really taking the life out of him. He does get up, but as soon as he does, he finds himself taken right back down, as Jericho gets a double leg take down … AND SETS UP FOR THE WALLS OF JERICHO!!!!! In complete desperation, RVD feverishly tries to fight it, whilst Jericho tries to shrug off his opponents defence, attempting to turn Van Dam over, but eventually, RVD wins his battle to avoid the Walls of Jericho, and his leg power is enough to kick Jericho away, losing his grip. Jericho though, comes right back at him, and tries a second time, but this time, RVD kicks him harder, right on the chin, which rocks Jericho into the corner, and Van Dam gets back up. RVD runs across to the corner, sensing Jericho is in trouble - BUT JERICHO STORMS OUT WITH A FLYING FOREARM!!!!!! Van Dam gets caught by Jericho, who suckered him in!!! Jericho senses an opening now, as Van Dam groggily pulls himself back up, whilst Jericho stalks, with his plan seemingly coming to fruition, and as Van Dam reaches his feet, Jericho takes him down with an inside leg trip, grabbing both legs as he goes down … TURNS HIM OVER … WALLS OF JERICHO APPLIED!!!!!
Van Dam covers his face, hiding the pain, as Jericho cranks back, trying to do as much damage as possible, trying to cause as much pain to Van Dam as he can to get the title he covets so dearly. RVD is now caught in a ghastly predicament, as he tries to claw to the ropes, with his own determination being questioned by the commentators at ringside, with Cole and Tazz discussing this being a possible turning point, and a way to find out just how much Van Dam wants the title around his waist. RVD begins to try and crawl, to try and get to the ropes, digging his nails into the canvas, letting out a telling groan, as the pain begins to take it’s toll, with Jericho showing no remorse, sitting back farther, putting more strain on his opponents body, with RVD desperately pulling himself closer and closer to the ropes … Van Dam looks close enough now … and reaches out for the rope … BUT JERICHO PULLS HIM BACK OUT TO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!!!!
The anguish on the face of Rob Van Dam tells the story, as his dreams of winning his first WWE Championship slowly evaporate before his eyes, whilst we see a differing view of Jericho, who can now surely taste the WWE Championship for the first time in over four years. Chris Jericho is heard yelling ‘TAP’ to his opponent, but RVD refuses, and looks to be spurred on by the trash talk, pushing himself up, and roars in defiance, pushing himself with everything he’s got, back across … AND GRABS THE BOTTOM ROPE!!!!!!!!!! A huge sigh of relief transcends around the Pond, as Jericho, now in disbelief, is forced to release his grip, at the count of four, as once again, he fails to comprehend the spirit of his adversary. Jericho though, may not need to worry, with RVD clearly drained by the Walls of Jericho, leaving him easy pickings. Jericho backs RVD up against the ropes, and punishes Van Dam for kicking out, with undignified slaps to the face, and a couple of knife edge chops for good measure, before delivering a couple of forearms, letting out more anger on Van Dam, trash talking gibberish, before sending Van Dam into the ropes, and ducks down for the return, but Van Dam eyes himself an opportunity, and as he comes back, kicks Jericho, forcing him up, holding his face. RVD pulls him in tight, and connects with a couple of knees, then a couple of kicks again, before spinning around, and delivers a deep thrust kick to the gut, sending Jericho backwards into the corner. Van Dam then again steams into the corner … but this time is ready for a Jericho comeback, and ducks under an attempt at a clothesline from Y2J, then kicks him in the gut, getting Jericho hooked up, and delivers a vertical suplex. Van Dam is back up quickly, a takes a quick look at the grounded Jericho, before running to the corner, jumping to the top, AND DELIVERS A SPLIT LEGGED MOONSAULT TO JERICHO!!!!! RVD hooks the leg, eyes closed, hoping to hear Hebners hand smash the mat three times…

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……JERICHO GETS THE SHOULDER UP……
!!!!!!!


Dejected, but not completely surprised, RVD gets back up, bringing his other title hopeful with him. Van Dam connects with a couple of forearms, but Jericho comes back, throwing a few of his own, beating RVD to the punch, and runs Into the ropes, but runs straight into a kick from RVD, and Van Dam follows up, WITH A DDT!!!!! The Anaheim Pond is alive, as it watches Mr. PPV look around, and nodding, before taking himself to the corner, and hoisting himself onto the top rope … AND FLIES FOR THE FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH … AND LANDS ON NOTHING BUT THE CANVAS!!!!!! JERICHO MOVED JUST IN TIME!!!!! Y2J is up to his feet, and sees RVD motionless following his miss on the Five Star … AND JERICHO HITS THE LIONSAULT!!!!! A wry smile develops on the face of Jericho, and he hooks the leg …

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……VAN DAM JUST KICKS OUT……
!!!!!!!


WHAT????? Jericho rolls around like a madman, slamming the canvas, in complete shock, unable to understand how Van Dam is still not finished after taking EVERYTHING that Jericho has had to offer. The fans in Anaheim are in pandemonium, as a stunning ‘R-V-D’ chant rings around the Pond, with the fans trying to urge on Van Dam once more. Jericho meanwhile, takes it upon himself to rip the padding from the turnbuckle, as Brian Hebner appears to be too busy issuing Van Dam with a ten count, which Van Dam does answer, getting to his feet at the count of six. There is no chance though for RVD to get himself together, with Jericho right back on him, and Y2J attempts to send RVD straight into the exposed turnbuckle, but Van Dam REVERSES THE WHIP … only for Jericho to leap to the middle rope, missing impact. Van Dam charges in though behind Jericho to push him off … BUT JERICHO JUMPS OUT OF THE WAY - AND VAN DAM HIT’S THE EXPOSED TURNBUCKLE!!!! Jericho goes for a roll up, AND HOLS ONTO THE TIGHTS …. AND STICKS HIS FEET ON THE ROPES…

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……SHOULDER UP……
!!!!!!!


Somehow, someway, Rob Van Dam AGAIN refuses to let this opportunity pass him by, AGAIN kicking out!!! Jericho though, looks steely determined now, and drags his opponent up to his feet, turning him around, and SETS HIM UP FOR THE BREAKDOWN … BUT VAN DAM IT COUNTERS INTO A BACK DROP!!!!! Both men go down, and slowly, both get to their feet, as this thrilling contest for the vacant title continues. Van Dam looks to score with yet another kick, but this time, Jericho catches the boot, as he taunts Rob Van Dam, who hops on his other foot. Jericho spins RVD around … AND VAN DAM NAILS JERICHO WITH A SPIN KICK!!!!! The Pond begins to sense it, as RVD looks down at his opponent - the man standing between him and his greatest moment in his career - then runs to the ropes, comes back off … AND CONNECTS WITH ROLLING THUNDER!!!!! Van Dan is right back up, and moves to the corner, looking to the fans, who raise the roof for RVD, as he climbs to the top rope, with Jericho at his mercy … one final look around … BEFORE FLYING THROUGH THE AIR … CRASHING ON JERICHO WITH THE FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH!!!!!!!!!!!! Rob Van Dam sells the impact of the move, before going towards Jericho, and hooks the leg to make history…

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…3…
!!!!!!!


Winner: And NEW WWE Champion - ROB VAN DAM @ 22:29


HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE!!!!!!!!!! Rob Van Dam has realised his potential, he has made his dream come true, and he is FOR THE FIRST TIME a WWE Champion!!!!! RVD is on his knees, as he is presented with the WWE championship belt, which he holds close to his chest, before having his arm raised, reaching his feet. Mr. Pay Per View parades around the ring, as the fans cheer him on, with Van Dam overcome with emotion, having had to stare defeat in the face on many occasions in the match, making it look damn near impossible he’d take the victory in the end. He holds the title aloft, as he climbs the top rope, savouring his moment of glory, as we watch a disconsolate Chris Jericho stagger up the ramp, taking a look back at the ring to what might have been. RVD continues to celebrate, as we fade out to a video…


Short video package for next months PPV, CYBER SUNDAY, featuring both brands, as we get set for the first ever interactive PPV in WWE history, where fans decide the matches.


Backstage, RVD is met with a round of applause from the faces (mainly lower card ones), from both brands, congratulating him on his first ever WWE Championship win. RVD then comes face to face with Smackdown GM, Paul Heyman… the two men share an uneasy face off, before Heyman holds out a hand, offering a handshake, which Van Dam graciously accepts, before Heyman pulls him in hugging the new WWE Champion. However, the camera angle doesn’t show Heyman looking happy for the former ECW competitor, instead, he looks sick, as he hugs the champion, as we fade out…


The images of Randy Orton and John Cena appear on the screen, as we see the build up now hit final gear for tonights main event, with J.R speaking once more, with the screen switching back to the arena, and the Hell in a Cell structure lowering…


Jim Ross:
And King, the time, it would appear … is now. Hell awaits John Cena, and Randy Orton Part Three. Chapter One saw these two men engage in the youngest WrestleMania main event of all time. The sequel came a year later, again, at WrestleMania. John Cena victorious in both those contests, but regardless of that, the issue comes to an end, a bloody end, tonight at Summerslam.


Jerry Lawler:
We’ve been looking at the footage for weeks J.R. This is the most destructive, unforgiving structure in wrestling. Ask Shawn Michaels, ask Mick Foley, ask Triple H, Chris Jericho, Rob Van Dam, the list goes on. Both of these two young men have made it clear they are willing to end their own career tonight, if it means they have the final word in this bitter rivalry. I, for one, believe them both. And that J.R, THAT worries me.


Jim Ross:
Indeed, many people, hierarchy in the WWE, have made it clear they are concerned about the well being, the future of two of it’s biggest stars in the here and now, and most certainly the future. The Hell in a Cell will not care for well being, it wont give a damn about the future of these two promising careers, it cares for one thing. It has one goal, and that is to punish, and literally maim, the human body.


Jerry Lawler:
Just look at this thing J.R. I’ve got goosebumps just sitting next to it. What the hell could be going through the mind of John Cena and Randy Orton right now, minutes away from a match that could end their careers.


Jim Ross:
An ungodly sight to behold King. This Hell in a Cell is just inhuman. Custom build for damage, created by sadists, two careers are set to be put in the executioners chair. I just hope and pray, two careers return from it. Ladies and gentlemen, here is how we arrived at this moment. Here is the story of John Cena and Randy Orton - Part Three - The Final Conflict - Hell in the Cell…



Hell in a Cell Video Package:

- Sound bites from both men with clips from WrestleMania 21 and 22, where John Cena defeated Randy Orton.

- Over the next portion of the video, there are occasional flashes of the HIAC.
- Ortons heel turn following WM 22, where he costs Cena the title at Backlash.
- The two are unable to co-exist on Raw, even when forced to team together at Clash of the Champions.
- Orton is named #1 Contender, whilst Cena is named Guest Referee at Unforgiven. Orton tries to plea bargain with Cena to help him win title, and get a final showdown with him.
- Cena makes his mind up at the PPV, and although he calls the match down the middle, once Orton bends the rules, Cena takes the excuse to beat the holy hell out of Orton, costing him the title.
- Orton not only screws Cena out of a potential title shot, but bloodies his nemesis setting an example to Cena.
- However, Cena responds with the exact same actions, screwing Orton out of a potential title shot, and bloodies him too.
- The two men come face to face on an episode of Raw, with no words spoken, but a mass brawl, ending with both men going off the Raw stage.
- Bischoff has enough, and demands the rivalry must end at Summer slam … inside HELL IN A CELL.
- Clips and sound bites from previous Cell matches, along with opinions of experts on both men, their feud, and the Cell.
- Comments from both men leading up to Summerslam and their comments on HIAC.
- Final showdown on Raw, where no physicality takes place, but the two men go head to head, before being pulled apart, as a final HIAC clip package is shown, ending the VP with a last lingering look at the ominous structure.


**BURN IN MY LIGHT**


Slowly, Randy Orton emerges, and takes his time, at the top of the ramp, looking around the arena, and doesn’t even pose for his pyro, instead, locks his sights on the ominous Cell, for the third time in his short career.


Jim Ross:
At WrestleMania 21, John Cena defeated Randy Orton to claim his first World Championship. At WrestleMania 22, John Cena would retain that same title against the challenger, Randy Orton. John Cena holds two victories from two one on one contests between the two men, yet perhaps tonight, in the final encounter, despite the two losses, Randy Orton might just have the edge, given his experience in this match.


Jerry Lawler:
Well, I’ve talked to Mick Foley, I’ve talked to Shawn Michaels, I’ve talked to Triple H, and they’ve all said the same thing. No amount of experience in this environment can help you. No knowledge of the cell and it’s surroundings will make any difference. Nothing can prepare you for a match like this. Right now, Randy Orton may feel like he has the edge, but once that bell rings, it’ll be mono e mono, and it’ll come down to whoever wants it most.


**MY TIME IS NOW**


The former World Champion bursts onto the stage, not looking fazed, as he waves his hands to the fans, and salutes the ‘Chain Gang’ in attendance, before stopping, and stares straight down the aisle, at the devastation device, better known as Hell in the Cell. Cena points to the ring, and looks to the fans, before shrugging, and storms down the aisle, ripping his shirt off, throwing it to the fans, as he reaches the door, and stops. Cena takes one final look up, then a deep breath, before confidently stepping inside.


Jim Ross:
This epic trilogy, these two hated foes, John Cena and Randy Orton, have been at one anothers throats on and off for eighteen months. Forget what happened at WrestleMania past. All that matters tonight, the only thing that will count, is what happens in the next period of time. These two men will put their mind, body and soul on the line to end this feud once and for all. One thing is guaranteed folks … this rivalry ends this evening. I just hope that both men are able to come back from the pain and suffering they are willing to go through momentarily. Two young careers at stake folks, and that’s not an overstatement. Ask Mick Foley, ask Shawn Michaels. This will be a career shortening match, I just hope and pray, it is not a career ENDING match.


Jerry Lawler:
This is it J.R. Hell in the Cell. John Cena and Randy Orton for the third and final time. History is about to unfold.


Hell in a Cell Match:

John Cena vs. Randy Orton


The music dies down, and it’s now Cena and Orton, left with Mike Chioda, and surrounded by two tonnes of steel. Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, the John Cena - Randy Orton saga comes to a head right here, right now inside the most ominous structure in wrestling. The Pond is on it’s feet in anticipation, as Cena and Orton make their way to the centre of the ring, as we witness the apparent calm before the storm. Strangely, there appears to be a crowd divide, with a ‘lets go Cena’ chant being opposed by a ‘lets go Orton’ chant from a section of the audience, adding only to the atmosphere. Right now though, the audience reaction holds no bearing to either superstar, as their focus moves primarily to his opponent, as the trash talk begins.

Orton appears to try and psyche out Cena, pointing around the perimeter of the structure, looking confident, following his perfect Hell in a Cell record, but Cena being Cena, he shows no fear of his opponent, or the Cell, and taunts the Career Killer to get on with it. Orton appears a little bemused, before becoming agitated with the lack of fear being shown by his counterpart, then, Orton suddenly strikes out, but Cena has the right hand telegraphed, and blocks it, firing back with a shot of his own, momentarily rocking Orton, but Randy doesn’t allow Cena any more time to deliver, and strikes back with a solid shot of his own to the temple of his enemy. Cena shakes it off, and shoots back, as the fist fight breaks down into an early battle of the wills. Every shot Cena fires is thrown straight back by Orton with just as much venom, and as much hatred as Cenas before him. The early test of will power begins to show it’s effects on both men, as each shot to the head rattles more than the last, but before the full impact of the shots take their toll, Cena summons the energy early on to power through Orton with a thunderous forearm shot, taking the Career Killer off his feet!!!
Randy is quickly back to his feet, but John Cena runs through him again with a ferocious clothesline, nearly taking the Career Killers head directly from his shoulders!!! Again, Orton is up, but this time, Cena has a running start, and drives through Orton with a gridiron-like tackle, showing his superior power advantage. The impact takes Orton right across the ring, with the Career Killer rolling out of the ring to try and get himself together, whilst Cena parades in the ring, trying to get his fans pumped up. On the outside, Randy Orton is to his feet, but as he tries to walk off for a break, he realises he has nowhere to get away, and despite having been in the Cell twice, it appears the realisation of this particular match is setting in. Cena, in the ring, spots the desperation in his opponent, and smiles, then crouches down, and taunts Orton to get back inside the ring. The Career Killer yells an audible expletive beginning with ‘F’, before kicking at the steel mesh, before cautiously getting back inside the ring.
As the Career Killer steps back inside, he and Cena come face to face - nose to nose - with Orton shoving Cena, but as he does, he drops his guard, allowing Cena to strike back with a stunning right hand, sending Orton off his feet again!!!!! Quickly Randy is up, and Cena looks to follow up, but Orton ducks, and bails out of the ring, only this time, Cena follows his nemesis outside, and forces Orton to jog around the small area on the outside, with Orton sliding back inside, followed by Cena, with the Doctor of Thuganomics seemingly falling into Ortons trap, as Randy slaps the taste out of Cenas mouth as he reaches his feet from re-entering the ring. Cena reels away, after the unexpected shot, but as Orton attempts to follow up, looking to hit an uppercut, Cena blocks it, and rams Orton across the ring, into the corner, driving his shoulder into the gut of Orton, and then firing off at least a dozen lightning fast right hands to his foe, with Orton slowly dropping, until he is on the mat, with Cena stomping his face and chest, before choking Orton with his foot. Cena eventually lets go, and turns away, throwing the fans a ‘wordlife’ symbol, getting a mostly positive reaction, with a scattering of boos.
Cena turns back again, his attention to Orton, and drags the Career Killer to his feet into the corner, but as he attempts to whip him across the ring, Orton blocks it, and in an act of desperation for some rest bite, rakes the eyes of Cena, with Cena pulling away, with his hands over his face. Orton takes the moment to wisely get himself together, and as Cena comes back towards him, Orton is ready and waiting with a clothesline, knocking Cena off his feet for the first time in the match. Orton bounces into the ropes, and smiles for the first time, as he watches Cena squirm from the impact. The Career Killer now stalks his prey, with Cena reaching his feet, and turning around, straight into the path of a Randy Orton dropkick. Orton bounces up from the mat, and poses like a jackass, pretty much turning any cheers he had gotten earlier against him for being a prick. Randy begins to stomp Cena, stopping his adversary from reaching his feet. Orton, now working on his terms, drags Cena up, but gets the unexpected (if you’re Randy Orton of course, everyone else expected it), as Cena fights back, striking his foe with fierce right hands, turning the tide into his favour once again, backing Orton into the ropes, and whips Randy into the corner. Cena looks to follow in, but Orton gets a foot up, planting his foot in Cenas face, stopping Cena from gaining any more momentum. Orton spots the opening, and tries to end this early … GOING FOR THE RKO … BUT CENA ACTS QUICKLY … AND DROPS TO HIS KNEES … AND ROLLS UP ORTON … SHAKES OF WRESTLEMANIA 22!!!!! …

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Orton spares himself anymore embarrassment, and manages to kick out just in time, before suffering the exact same loss as he did at WrestleMania just five months ago. Both men are up quickly, and Orton tries to forget the near humiliation, going for a right hand, but Cena ducks under, and then scoops Orton up, slamming him onto the canvas. Cena quickly looks to follow up, and pulls Orton up … but the Career Killer snuffs that idea out, and takes full advantage of the rules - or lack there of - and sticks his forearm into the nether regions of Cena, bringing Cena to his knees, gasping for air, whilst Orton shows off his sadistic smile. Now, it’s Randy dragging Cena up, and slowly turns Cena around, delivering a classic neck breaker, and looks for his first cover of the contest, 1…2…SHOULDER UP!!!!!
Orton doesn’t appear surprised by the kick out, with a lot more being expected to finish off this match up than an early neck breaker. Again, Orton shows a glimpse of an evil s******, as it appears he has had an idea, and he quickly pulls Cena up by his jeans, with one hand around the back of his foes neck, before picking up steam, and drills Cena, HEAD FIRST THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE … INTO THE STEEL MESH!!!!!
A sudden gasp hit’s the Pond, as finally the Cell is brought into play, after a tentative opening five minutes. Orton doesn’t take long to step out of the ring himself, and doesn’t give Cena long to recover, as he crouches over his rival, with a great camera shot showing a NASTY GASH in Cenas forehead, before Orton attempts to open the cut up further, smashing his fist into Cenas head, with Cena unable to stop the battering. Randy talks trash, taunting Cena, yelling the likes of ‘Welcome to my world John’, before dragging the bloody Cena to his feet, and whips Cena - face first - into the steel mesh, doing the Doctor no favours whatsoever. The brutality doesn’t stop there though, as Orton hoists his lifeless opponent to his feet, and tries to use the bloody face of John Cena as a piece of cheese, and the cell mesh as a cheese grater, with Cena showing the anguish of the predicament, whilst Orton continues to talk trash. Meanwhile, J.R and King begin to make the call that Ortons experience in the cell is paying off now, as Cena begins to find that out first hand.
Once again, Orton mounts Cena, and pounds at the flesh wound with Cena unable to block, or fight back. Orton stands back up, his hands covered in the blood of his opponent, as he soaks up the heat from the fans. Orton again goes back to his claret faced nemesis, pulling him up, and takes a look backward, seeing the steps in a prime position. Orton pushes Cenas back into the cage, and then looks to drive him into the steel steps … but as he does … SOMEHOW … Cena reverses the whip … AND SENDS ORTON INTO THE STEEL STEPS INSTEAD!!!!! Orton lands onto the floor, with his body badly contorted from the impact, whilst Cena holds into the ring post to keep himself vertical for now, as the fans pick up again, seeing the tide turn.
Now, Cena takes a look around, and nods, getting himself all fired up, seeing his own blood, before yelling something stupid which isn’t picked up clearly like ‘Now I’m pissed off’. Cena charges around to Orton now, fired up, and pulls his enemy to his feet, but he doesn’t stay there long, as Cena immediately sends Orton into the ring post, with Randy hitting the dirt once again. Cena looks around again, and points to the bottom stair, now alone after the impact of the Irish whip sent the top half flying. The Doctor sets the stair up into position for himself, before dragging Orton onto the step with him, and quickly hoists Orton up … INTO POSITION FOR A PILEDRIVER … AND DRIVES ORTON INTO THE STEPS!!!!!!!!!!
A collective groan emanates from the Pond, as the camera focuses in on Orton, with a far away look in his eyes, whilst Cena just sits up on the steps, blood flowing from his forehead, whilst the fans are ringing up a louder ‘CENA’ chant with very little opposing it. Slowly, Cena moves off the steps, and drops at the ring apron, pulling the apron up, and looking under the ring momentarily … eventually reaching in … and pulls out a ladder. Comedically though, he struggles getting the ladder out, given the small space to pull it, given the cell wall in the way. Eventually though, Cena gets the ladder out, and sets it up against the ring. Meanwhile, the fans begin a loud ‘WE WANT TABLES’ chant, which Cena takes notice of, and, taking any opportunity to try and please the fans, he responds with ‘YOU WANT A TABLE?? YOU GOT A TABLE!!!!’, and with that, Cena burrows under the ring apron again, pulling out a table, with better results than he had with the ladder.
Cena sets the table beside the ladder, and spots Orton making it back to his feet, but not for long, with Cena marching towards him again, with a straight right hand sending Orton back down. Cena though, decides not to stop there, and takes a hold of Ortons legs, taking a look backwards, then falls back, CATAPULTING ORTON INTO THE CELL WALL!!!!! Orton slowly slides down, crumbling onto the floor. Cena, once again, roars, again looking to get the fans backing him, with Cena pounding his chest, which is also covered in blood streaming from his face. Cena pulls Orton back up, and grabs him around the waist, getting Orton into the bear hug position, before charging him, back first into the cell, turns around, and charges to the other side, ramming Orton into the cell, back first, and still, Cena hangs on, turns around, and charges Orton back into the opposite side of the cell, repeating the move once more, before dropping the limp Career Killer, to a huge ovation, after a stunning show of strength from Cena, who has lost a shit load of blood thus far. Cena though, appears to be running on adrenaline, as the blood loss doesn’t appear to be affecting the former 2 time World Champion.
Cena once again doesn’t give Orton any time to recover, and pulls his arch rival up, and onto his shoulders, before pointing to the cell wall, AND LAWN DARTS RANDY ORTON - FACE FIRST INTO THE STEEL MESH!!! Once more, there is a big pop for another usage of the cell, but Cena still isn’t finished with his counterpart. Cena comes after Orton again, as we get a look at the Career Killer, who is now busted open, but not even close to the proportions of Cenas massive cut. Cena gives Orton no time to recover at all, and drags his carcass up, and to show his strength again, gets Orton into the military press position, and without a second thought, hurls Orton into the cage wall, with the actual landing ending up being a lot worse for Orton than the impact of the cell.
For a moment, Cena moves his attention from Orton, and sets the ladder up, balancing the object between the ring, and finds a space in the cell wall to balance the end of the ladder, balancing it now between the ring and cell (ala WrestleMania 23 Money in the Bank ladder match, with the ladder balanced between the apron and barrier), with the fans started to murmur curiously about the set up of the ladder between the apron and cell. The Doctor of Thuganomics turns his attention back to Orton, who is still struggling to reach his feet, and before he can do that, Cena is on him again, meshing the Career Killers face into the steel mesh, trying to open up the small gash on Ortons forehead. Cena grips Orton by the hair now, and yells in his face, before rough housing him back inside the ring. Cena though, doesn’t follow, instead, he climbs the turnbuckles, and waits for Orton to start staggering up, before leaping off the top, CONNECTING WITH A HELLACIOUS LEG DROP ACROSS THE BACK OF THE NECK!!!!!!!
The fans roar in excitement, as the bloody Cena continues to turn it up another gear, whilst Orton starts to look extremely close to the brink of a third defeat to his hated nemesis. Cena turns Orton over, and hooks the leg, albeit weakly for a cover …
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…………SHOULDER UP…………
!!!!!


Orton shows his own steely grit, and determination, summoning the energy to get a shoulder up, despite the prolonged beating he has been subject to in the last few minutes. Desperately, Orton looks for some sort of sanctuary, crawling towards the ropes, in order to help himself up, but Cena continues to show his aggressive mean streak, sparing no sorrow for his adversary, and sticks his knee into the back Randy, choking him against the ropes, with the arms of Orton flailing madly, trying to catch his breath. Cena cranks on the ropes for extra leverage, whilst Orton begins to fade, but Cena lets him free, still not finished with the Career Killer, wanting to keep the pain and suffering continue for much, much longer.
John Cena rolls back out of the ring, and slides the table he pulled out earlier into the ring, before getting back inside himself. He moves towards Orton, but Randy tries to catch Cena by surprise, with a shot to the stomach, but Cena no sells the effects, and clubs Orton back onto the canvas. The Doctor turns back to the table, setting it up on it’s legs, getting it fairly close to the corner, almost like he has something planned. Cena stomps on the grounded opponent twice more, before bending down, dragging an almost lifeless Orton up, and with a big rush of power, Cena manages to lift Orton up, and onto his shoulders - INTO POSITION FOR THE FU!!!!! The Pond comes alive again, as Cena turns to each side of the ring, gaining a response from each side of the arena, before he carefully sets himself onto the bottom rope, then carefully again onto the middle rope, as the fans begin to rise to their feet, sensing a big risk just moments away inside the Cell. Cena then rises up, and looks set TO NAIL ORTON WITH AN FU THROUGH THE SET UP TABLE BELOW … BUT ORTON BEGINS TO STRUGGLE!!!!! Randy flings his legs around wildly, stopping Cena from keeping his balance safely, and Orton is able to free himself from the clutches of Cena, as both men now fight for room on the middle rope. Cena scores with a head butt to Ortons temple, with Orton nearly falling backwards, but Randy stays strong, and fires back with a right hand, but Cena comes back again with one of his own. The Doctor pushes himself onto the top rope now, but that plays directly into the trap of Orton, who takes the wind out of Cena with a rock solid body blow, before sensing an opportunity, and hooks Cena into position … QUICKLY DELIVERING A SUPERPLEX … THROUGH THE TABLE BELOW!!!!!!!!!!
The Arrowhead Pond erupts with a thunderous boom from the fans, as we see John Cenas crumpled body under the rubble of the table, whilst Orton watches on, having chickened out of the impact by not falling from the middle rope to execute the superplex. A small, yet audible ‘Holy Shit’ chant filters through, whilst slowly, Orton drops down from the middle rope, and takes the arm of Cena, dragging him away from the rubble, and covers with a lateral press, looking to finish it …

……1……

……………2……………

…………………SHOULDER UP…………………
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ortons expression literally says it all, as he stares at the referee, who holds up two fingers to Orton, confirming the kick out. Orton shakes his head slowly in disbelief, before pounding the mat with both fists, as the expression turns from disbelief to anger. Orton pushes himself up, then yells at Cena to get up, taunting the bloodied former 2 time World Champion, as he struggles to even realise where he is. Orton quickly tires of waiting for Cena to get to his feet, and takes it upon himself to haul Cena up, and as he does, he grabs Cenas face, but this time, says nothing, before delivering an crushing forearm uppercut, sending Cena into the ropes, with the ropes being the only thing keeping the Doctor on a vertical base following the impact. He staggers out, aimlessly, back into Orton, falling into his chest, with Orton taking a moment to revel in Cenas misery, before pushing him back into the ropes, waiting for the Doctor to stagger out again, which he does, and this time, Orton hooks Cena into the facelock position, and gloats momentarily, taking his time, before delivering a DDT.
Cenas lies on the mat, absolutely motionless, as Orton, once again, takes his time, soaking up the moment, before turning Cena over, and again goes for the lateral press …

……1……

……………2……………

…………………SHOULDER UP…………………
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The pro- Cena portion of the audience come alive, as their hero continues to survive, with Orton now completely in the drivers seat, and Cena on the brink of losing for the first time to Orton in their epic three match series. The Career Killer continues to keep focused, and doesn’t get carried away, or over anxious about the spirit shown by Cena. He does however, decide to inform the fans that this time, ‘IT’S OVER’. Orton pulls the limp Cena back up, and hoists Cena onto his shoulders, then shows off to the fans, almost mocking Cena for doing the same thing earlier, but unlike Cena, Orton DOES get his move off, and manages to get a pop / ‘OOOOOH’ from the fans after delivering his visually fantastic back/neck breaker move, leaving Cena laying prone on the mat. Orton rolls back, and lays back on Cena, thinking victory is surely in the bag this time as the referee drops down to make the count…

……1……

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…………………SHOULDER UP…………………
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This time, Orton isn’t so calm. After the initial shock, Ortons expression turns to anger, and The Career Killer struggles to keep himself in check, looking ready to fly off the handle, as Cena refuses to lie down!!! Another ‘CENA’ chants begins to catch steam, with the fans beginning to chant in unison, as Orton is up to his feet in the ring. He looks down at Cena, and stomps his head, before letting out his fury, with an animalistic roar. Orton drops down, and rolls out of the ring, immediately looking under the apron, and wastes no time pulling out his weapon on choice … a steel chair. Orton peers over the apron, and looks to Cena, who scrambles around the mat, still an ugly, bloody mess, before creeping back inside, with the chair in hand. The fans inside the sold out Arrowhead Pond show their disgust, giving Orton major heat, as he sizes up the groggy Cena, and looks to finish it once and for all with the steel chair. Cena reaches his feet, and reels off the ropes … allowing Orton to swing the chair … BUT CENA DUCKS DOWN AND ORTON MISSES!!!! Randy spins back around, only to be met by a flurry of punches from Cena, catching his third wind, beating Orton into the ropes, before backing up, running into the opposite ropes himself, charging at Orton … BUT ORTON SWINGS THE CHAIR AND NAILS CENA!!!!!!!!!!!! The thunderous shot rumbles right through the Pond, as Cena limply lies face first on the mat, whilst Orton even looks shocked by the impact of the chair, dropping the weapon. Orton, almost with concern on his face looks around the cell, and turns to the referee, wondering what to do next. Chioda kneels down next to Cena, and tries to get a response from him, but apparently gets nothing. Immediately, Chioda looks to the outside, as if to call the match off, but Orton stops him, and shakes his head violently, saying it’s not over. The referee argues with Orton, indicating it’s over, and again pulls away to get the message to Lillian Garcia, but this time, Orton spins Chioda around … AND GIVES THE OFFICIAL THE RKO!!!!!!!!!!
Orton bounces up, and stands over the prone body of Mike Chioda, gaining more heat from the audience, before he turns his attention back to Cena, who has yet to move from the chair shot moments ago. Orton bends back down and lifts the dented chair back up, and stands over Cena again, as if to indicate he has one more shot to go. Orton kicks the body of Cena, trying to muster some life from his fallen victim, but it appears to do the trick, as finally, Cena begins to show some form of movement. Randy nods, as the scrambled brain of John Cena begins to try and work out where he is, and what the hell he is doing here. The fans again, and fully on Cenas side, but Orton blocks them out of his mind set, and instead fully focuses in on finishing off Cena - possibly not only in this match, but his entire career.
Cena tries to pull himself up on Ortons boots and legs, looking for any type of grip he can to pull himself up. Meanwhile, Orton cant help but love this moment, Cena, at his knees, almost begging for mercy. Orton now lifts the chair high in the air, and prepares to strike down on Cena with fury … BUT CENA … WITH ONE SURGE OF ENERGY … LOW BLOWS ORTON!!!!!!!!!!!! The Career Killer immediately drops to his knees, dropping the chair, clutching his mid section, as a final act of desperation saves not only the match for Cena, but quite possibly his career, and quality of life. Once more, Anaheim is right behind Cena, as he somehow musters the strength to reach his feet, and staggers around the ring, before steadying himself in the ropes. Cena stares at the writhing Orton, as the blood soaked face of Cena turns from exhaustion and fatigue to pure, raw hatred. Cena, still uneasy on his feet, grabs the steel chair, and takes a cold hard look at the object, but this time, doesn’t even bother trying to pump the fans by showing it off. Instead, he soaks his nasty, vicious, mean streak, and clobbers Orton across the ribs and back … ONE THUNDEROUS SHOT … TWO … THREE … FOUR … FIVE … and it goes on, with Cena picking up speed as he continues, absolutely hammering his biggest foe, smashing the chair into oblivion. The Pond tries to count along, but Cena ends up becoming far too quick, and far too often for that to be possible. Finally, Cena stops, with the steel chair absolutely worn out. He throws the chair away, smacking it against the cell wall, whilst falling backwards into the ropes.
Now, the fans begin to simmer down, as the action in the ring momentarily ceases. Cena is seen breathing heavily, resting on the ropes - the ropes infact keeping him on his feet again - whilst Orton has yet to move following the devastating array of chair shots to the body. It is Cena though that is first to make any type of movement, after close to thirty seconds of nothing. He moves around the ring, holding onto the top rope to keep himself moving, before dropping down to his knees. Cena takes a moment to regroup again, before grabbing Orton, and attempts to lift him up, somehow, someway, managing to set Orton into the corner. Again, Cena takes a deep breath, and from somewhere, finds the strength to hoist Orton onto his shoulders, but due to the blood loss, and fatigue of this gruelling war, struggles to keep him there, and Orton manages to slip off the shoulders, before delivering a sloppy, tired, Russian Leg Sweep, with both men hitting the mat.
It’s now down to sheer determination, as both men appear to be out of steam, with adrenaline now set to see both men through the final stages of this epic encounter. Slowly, both begin to stir, with the fan support clearly with Cena, drowning out the support for Orton. The fans come alive, as the two bloody rivals slowly reach their feet, face to face, almost challenging the other to get up, in a sensational moment, as the final stage of this epic feud is set to be played out, with both men bloody, both men battered, but both equally determined, with their mind sets focused fully on having their hand raised.
Orton looks to strike first, but Cena responds with a strong shot of his own, with Orton equal to it once more. Cena strikes back, then gets the upper hand by blocking Ortons next shot, and fires off another of his own, and another, and another, with Orton backing into the ropes. Cena closes in, but Orton stops the momentum with a knee to the gut of his opponent. Orton lets fly with a strong uppercut forearm, sending Cena reeling, but suddenly, Cena bursts back into action, mowing Orton down with a high impact clothesline, getting another response from Anaheim. John Cena pulls Orton back up, and wastes no time sending the career killer into the ropes, but Orton ducks an attempted clothesline, and comes back off the opposite ropes, and tries to body splash Cena, but HE IS CAUGHT!!!!! Cena shifts Orton up, onto his shoulders, and staggers towards the ropes with the fans wondering what he has in store … WHEN CENA HITS AN FU … OVER THE TOP ROPE … WITH ORTON LANDING ON THE BALANCED LADDER!!!!!!!!!!
The Arrowhead Pond erupts, as Cena falls into the corner in exhaustion, whilst the camera quickly moves to Randy Orton, and his prone body, laying in a crumpled mess on top of the (no longer) balanced ladder, which now is bent out of shape, and laying on the mats. A big ‘HOLY SHIT’ chant, rings throughout the Anaheim Pond, as Cena composes himself, and looks to the outside and the mess that is Randy Orton. Cena steps between the ropes, and drops to the floor, showing no compassion for Orton, and drops an elbow onto his adversary, right onto the ladder. Orton rolls off, gasping in the pain suffered, whilst Cena wastes no time, taking Orton back up, and rolls him inside, but doesn’t follow just yet, and instead goes under the ring apron again. Moments later, Cena re-emerges, and is holding a small brown bag. As so often when this happens, J.R immediately assumes ‘SAND BAG~!’, he does so again on this occasion, whilst almost everyone else assumes something more blood thirsty, as Cena gets back inside the ring. He lets the bag down, but doesn’t empty it, and instead drags Orton back up, but before he can do anything to the Career Killer, Orton surprises Cena with a dropkick!!! Suddenly, Orton finds a surge of energy, and makes a beeline for the brown bag, and wastes no time, EMPTYING THE BAG TO REVEAL … THUMBTACKS!!!!! Anaheim goes nuts as the shiny pins make an appearance, and a sick sadistic smile appears across the face of Orton, having had previous experience with the tacks in his career. He meets Cena as Cena pulls himself up, and delivers a few quick right hands, taking the life out of Cena, then pulls Cena into the middle of the ring, right beside the tacks, and sets up FOR THE RKO - BUT CENA PUSHES ORTON AWAY and into the ropes, and looks for a clothesline … BUT ORTON DUCKS, SPINS CENA AROUND … RKO ONTO THE TACKS - NO!!!! CENA COUNTERS, HOISTING ORTON INTO THE AIR … AND DROPS HIM BACK FIRST ONTO THE BED OF NAILS!!!!!!!!!!
Another rush of excitement swoops over the Pond, as a close up of Ortons back reveals it to be a pin cushion!!!! He contorts himself in all sorts of shape, showing his anguish, as Cena looks on, resting on the ropes. That though, is a momentary rest, as Cena wastes little time coming after his wounded opponent, and pulls him up, onto his shoulders … FU ONTO THE TACKS??? NO!!!! ORTON SLIDES OFF … SPINS CENA AROUND … RKO!!!!!!!!!! (Not onto the tacks) Orton, in one amazing turnaround, nails Cena, and throws an arm over a beaten Cena for a certain victory…

……………
…………………………

…CHIODA IS STILL OUT…
!!!!!


Slowly, Orton begins to look around, wondering where the count is, and then he spots Chiodas prone body at the apron, still (over)selling the effects of the earlier RKO. Orton smacks the canvas three times, insinuating he has Cena beat, but with no referee available in the ring, and none willing to put their body on the line backstage, Orton can do nothing but blame himself for losing his cool earlier in the match. The Career Killer forces himself to his feet, and makes his way to the referee, looking to try and revive him, but before he can … CENA TRIPS ORTONS LEG FROM BEHIND … AND SCURRIES ON TOP OF ORTON … APPLYING THE STFU!!!!!!!!!!
Cena wrenches back, putting unbelievable pressure on Ortons body, whilst the fans come alive, seeing no way out for Orton, who screams in agony, before tapping the mat in submission, surely giving Cena the victory … BUT CHIODA IS STILL OUT COLD!!!!!
Cena lets go of the submission, and rolls onto his back, looking up at the lights, then over, onto his front, resting his head on the mat, soaking it in his blood, before butting it in frustration. Again, he drags himself up, with surely little left in the tank now. Cena is up, and Orton is struggling to find the energy to reach his feet, but Cena stops him, sensing Orton is on his last legs, and looks to put an end to the match, lifting Orton on, and looks to the crowd momentarily before DELIVERING AN FU … ONTO THE THUMBTACKS!!!!!!!!!!
Another ‘HOLY SHIT’ moment engulfs the Pond, with Cena sat up, watching Orton writhe, then he turns to the referee, and gives Chioda a shake, pulling him by the shirt, trying to wake him, before dragging Orton out from the tacks, and covers his long running adversary for a victory, if the referee can manage to count to three…

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…CHIODA FINALLY MOVES…

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…2…

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…………KICK OUT…………
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Unbelievable!!!!!! The grit, and determination shown by Orton to finally defeat his foe is incredible!!! With a back full of tacks, huge blood loss, and an overall draining experience still havent finished off The Career Killer!!! Cena looks lost for words, and shakes his head in shock, wondering, just what the hell can he do to end it once and for all. He looks at the referee, who starts to look around, getting his bearings back, then looks back at Orton, who still hasn’t moved after the kick out. Cena begins to furiously shake his head, getting worked up, and gets to his feet slowly. He drags Orton towards the near corner, before stepping out of the ring, and grabs the deformed steel chair, which has been battered in this match, and chucks it back inside. Cena grabs the chair once back in the ring, and sets it on the head of the Career Killer, with gasps coming from around the arena, whilst J.R speculates just how far these men will go to end this bitter rivalry. Cena hoists himself up, onto the middle turnbuckle, sitting on the top, then shakes his head, and pulls himself up further, now trying to set himself on the top rope, as J.R and King begin to wonder just he is planning here. Cena steadies himself, but just as he looks ready to leap … ORTON LEAPS TO THE ROPES, AND CENA STRADDLES THE TOP!!!!!!! Is there one final twist in this tale?? Orton, spotting possibly one last chance, pulls himself up, to the middle rope, with Cena at his mercy … Orton grabs Cena around the neck … and jumps up ... DELIVERING THE RKO TO CENA FROM THE TOP ROPE … AND ONTO THE STEEL CHAIR BELOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s surely over now, with Cena absolutely lifeless … Orton claws … and slowly drops an arm over the bloody torso of Cena … making a cover …

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…2…

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…………3…………
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Winner: Randy Orton @ 28:36


Mercifully, it’s over. We immediately see the Cell lifted from the ring, as paramedics wait to get to both combatants, and quickly rush in as soon as there is an opening. The only movement to come from either man is Orton rolling off Cena, and onto his back, but Cena has yet to move from the spot he was pinned in.


Jim Ross:
By Gawd, we need help out here … for both men. Randy Orton is the winner here, but at what cost??


Jerry Lawler:
We feared these two would do anything to win tonight. This rivalry, so intense, came to boil tonight, inside the most demonic structure in wrestling. You have to wonder J.R, just how much this match will have taken out of both men. How can either man ever recover from this match??


Jim Ross:
Two young careers could well have been stunted, halted or even ended this evening.


We now see stretchers being wheeled inside the ring as paramedics tend to both men. Orton begins to move, and has his arm raised in the air, whilst showing the smallest glimpse of a smile, having finally defeated Cena, in the most important of their three contests.


Jim Ross:
Well it appears Randy Orton is beginning to move, which can only be a good thing. However, I’m gravely concerned about the well being of John Cena here.


Jerry Lawler:
I think it’s finally sunk in to Orton that he has defeated Cena. I think it’s finally sunk in that he has the last word. Time will tell though if this victory was worth it for his career in the long term.


Jim Ross:
But what about Cena King?? Orton is moving, but Cena is still motionless.


As we prepare to sign off, we see two paramedics helping Orton out of the ring, whilst Cena is also beginning to move, and is seemingly refusing to get on a stretcher, shaking his head, but definitely looks to be concussed in some sort of fashion.


Jim Ross:
Thankfully, it would appear that both men will leave this battlefield on their own power. But once again, you have to wonder, you have to question just how much they’ve taken out of each other?? Just how many months and years they’ve erased from their careers?? In the most damndest, the most hellacious of Hell in a Cell matches, these two men, Randy Orton and John Cena, gave you everything they had, everything they could give, years from their careers, years off their lives. That’s how personal it was, that’s how far the hatred ran, and in the end, on this night, Randy Orton is the victor.


Jerry Lawler:
Two men J.R that quite simply, will never be the same again, mark my words. Unbelievable.


Jim Ross:
For Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, I’m Jim Ross, signing off what has been a truly memorable Summerslam, which has saw the deadly Hell in a Cell notch up two more victims… Goodnight everybody.


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I have just read the majority of it (bar the two world title matches and HIAC) and I am loving it! Expect a review within the next week, a little disappointed to see the exact same layout with light and dark greens for Summerslam because I intended on doing the same thing but it's no real loss. I haven't read Orton/Cena yet as I said but that is the one I am most anticipating.
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SummerSlam Review

Sunday Night Heat looked decent as it did its job by hyping the event and the Hell in a Cell should be awesome. Thought the Heat main event would have been better than the tag match but what else could you have done? Awesome opening video package and it was great because it only focused on Cena vs. Orton. I loved the clips from old HIAC matches spliced in and I seriously can’t wait for this match, best build feud in BTB history.

Great way to kick off the PPV with probably the four best mid-card wrestlers on Raw fighting it out for the IC title. My pick in this is Kennedy because he has been on a roll since winning KOTR and I don’t know how long Finlay’s reign will last. I loved the fast-paced action to start the match and it was good seeing Dinsmore dominate during the middle of the match, you have really made him into a true superstar since WM22. Finlay comes back and then Kennedy and Carlito have a nice exchange, as I can see these two feuding in the future. Kennedy almost has the match won on a few occasions but he misses the Kenton Bomb and then the little bastard (is he ever going to be named Hornswoggle?) pulls him out of the ring. Classic Finlay win in the end as he uses the shillalegh and I was glad to see Dinsmore take the fall as he will probably move away from the IC title and either Kennedy or Carlito will start a feud with the Irishman. Great match overall and I wonder where Finlay will fit in at the next PPV, Cyber Sunday. ***1/2

Different type of Shawn Michaels interview here as he first talks about the HIAC match and says how much carnage it will cause. Surprised we didn’t see a heated HBK promo about Garrison Cade but I understand why he is so focused on the match, because the feud comes to an end here tonight.

Surprised to see this match so early on the card but I can’t complain. WOW Kurt almost walks out of the match but Batista is able to bait him back into the ring.l I loved the way that Angle was portrayed in this match as he was able to dominate The Animal for a short period of time, showing why he is still one of the best on Smackdown. Angle uses the ringside area to his advantage as he is able to continue his dominance and I am starting to think Angle may actually beat Batista tonight. Batista barley got much offense in and then he nails the spinebuster so quickly after escaping the Ankle Lock? I thought Angle would counter out of the Batista Bomb for sure but he didn’t and Batista was able to beat one of the best in under nine minutes. The post-match attack by Angle means the feud isn’t over but I am still wondering where this leaves Angle. He could be on the way out with the way he is losing so much but I really hope he stays; he has been awesome in this thread. Good match, but nothing spectacular. **1/2

This was another beautifully built feud and it is classic teacher vs. student, with the student coming out on top in the past. Shawn Michaels could take a loss but I don’t think he will because Cade just isn’t at that level yet, to beat Shawn Michaels on his own. Awesome to see ‘No Holds Barred’ come into play early and HBK has the advantage after the back body drop of Cade onto the steel ramp. Cade is able to withstand the early offense as he comes back with a burst of offense and even moves out of the way of HBK’s diving elbow. Cade really turns up the pace in the match and he nails the first big move, the fall away slam for a two count. Cade using the ring bell was awesome because he got himself over as a huge heel because he took the easy way out. Michaels had a short burst of offense but Cade was able to block Sweet Chin Music and I loved seeing him use the Razor’s Edge … but Michaels kicks out!! Classic way for HBK to win the match, getting Sweet Chin Music out of nowhere to pick up the victory. Michaels wins the war against Cade and I am really intriguied to see where both these men go after this match. I can see Michaels maybe getting back into the World Title picture or I could see him having a small feud with Orton. Cade could be injured for a while but I would love to see him face Carlito or Kennedy. Awesome match that ended another amazing feud. ***3/4

Weird state of mind Foley is in and I really hope his announcement is not a letdown but I have no idea what he could have in mind.

WOW! I didn’t expect London and Kendrick to come in with such a quick burst of offense and they were able to beat the Spirit Squad in less than a minute!! Awesome to see the belts finally off the cheerleaders and I really hope London & Kendrick get the reign that they deserve and I think they could have some great matches as tag champs on Smackdown. Quick match but awesome nonetheless. **

Nice little promo from Estrada as he hypes up the greatest thing on Raw, Umaga. I want to see Umaga get some good feuds and I hope his winning streak goes for over one year because he should not be losing anytime soon.

Good way to start this match with Matt going right after Edge and that is understandable because of the history (real life and storyline) between these two. Edge pretending to get injured was awesome but it will never work when he tells the referee or Hardy. Surprised that officials came down to the ring but then Edge shows his true colors and gets caught. Hardy really takes the fight to Edge but The Rated R Superstar is great at withstanding punishment and he kicked out of some huge moves like the backbreaker and later the Side Effect. When Edge nailed the spear I thought he had the match won but Hardy needed to keep the belt and that is why he got the foot on the rope. Edge is able to avoid the Twist of Fate and I always thought he would get DQ’ed because he just wants to hurt Matt, he doesn’t care about the US Title. The attack with the briefcase after the match was brilliant and I really hope this feud continues at least through Cyber Sunday. Maybe we will see a vote for the fans choosing the stipulation at the next PPV so these two can really go at it. Great match and this feud is really starting to get heated. ***3/4

This whole Triple H vs. Vince McMahon happened in the real WWE but I’m sure you can make it better than the WWE did. No chance for Jordan as he starts the match against Triple H but then he is done after one minute. Surprised to see Shelton go in second as I thought he would be saved for last but Shelton shows off his amazing athleticism as he is able to keep The Game off balance and he gets a few near falls. I never thought Shelton would really win but it was good to see him put up a good fight until getting hit with the Pedigree as Triple H continues the gauntlet. Mark Henry did an even better job than Benji and he was able to get Triple H with numerous power moves and then he locked in a submission that almost made The Game tap out. Triple H was able to battle back and I loved that he used the sledgehammer to get the victory against Da’ Silvaback. Rodney Mack goes even quicker than Jordan and Triple H runs the gauntlet!! I knew Vince wouldn’t let Trips go but The Game Pedigreeing Jazz was awesome and now Vince is pissed so he adds the No DQ stipulation for Teddy Long. The sledgehammer shot ended the match in great fashion for Triple H and this is hardly the last time he will face a challenge for Vince. I see this thing with Vince continuing for a few months before Triple H finally gets the World Title shot and wins the belt at WM23. Great way to start the Vince vs. Triple H feud and this should be good to see on Raw very week. ***1/2

Good interview from Edge and I think Edge thinks the whole thing with Hardy is over but I doubt that it truly is. I knew that when you had Edge give an interview it meant that he wouldn’t be cashing in tonight. The speech about him being the WWE Champion in waiting was awesome and I can see him waiting until around Survivor Series to cash in the briefcase. I just hope that he wins the belt in epic fashion.

This is the first World Heavyweight Championship match in the past year and a half that doesn’t include either Cena or Orton and I couldn’t be happier. Brock vs. Christian pits a relentless heel challenger against an underdog champion and that is what SummerSlam is all about. Christian uses his intelligence to get Brock riled at the start of the match instead of being intimidated and that made the Next Big Thing very angry I’m sure. No surprise that Lesnar was able to dominate the opening part of the match and he really showed the world how dangerous he could be when he used everything in his arsenal to beat down the champion. Surprised to see Lesnar kick out so soon after getting rolled up but it just shows how dominant Lesnar was in the stretch until that near fall. Great end to the match with the near falls from Lesnar after the devastating spine buster and from Christian after the DDT, backbreaker, inside cradle, and then the crazy kick out after the huge frog splash. Lesnar nails the huge knee to the face and then looks set to win with the F-5 but CHRISTIAN CRADLES LESNAR FOR THE WIN!!! Great way for Christian to win because it keeps both men looking strong and it sets up a rematch for sure, which needs to happen. Match of the night so far, but it will be topped but HIAC. ****1/4

This Foley announcement better be huge but given the state of mind Mick is in, I wonder just how good it will be. I loved how you brought up internet rumors in the commentary, good stuff. Is that second paragraph supposed to be Foley? It says Lawler by the way. Foleys saying this guy will be the next Hulk Hogan but THE BOOGEYMAN?? I didn’t think you’d bring in this guy but now I’m very intrigued to see what happens with him. His in-ring debut will be good and I hope Foley stays around for a long time. Very strange segment but I’m sure you will make everything clear in the future.

Awesome build up about Chris Jericho from Y2J himself. Jericho was in prime form but I’m not entirely convinced that he will walk out the winner. I predicted him as the winner but anything can happen.

Awesome hype for this match between the guy who you said hasn’t held the belt in four years (but wasn’t he your World Champion on Raw during late 2004?) and the guy who has come so close but has never held the top belt. Great start to the match with a ton of quick moves and then the numerous near falls. Jericho and Van Dam traded the advantage numerous times in the middle of the match, with RVD doing everything he could to stay in this match. Jericho is able to get RVD outside the ring but there was no chance Van Dam would lose by countout and he comes in and goes for it all, missing the moonsault. Jericho gets a few close near falls after some great moves but Van Dam just won’t stay down. Jericho has the Walls of Jericho locked in!! Van Dam does everything he could and he finally gets the bottom rope!! Some great high-risk moves to end the match and Jericho kicks out of the moonsault and RVD gets out after the lionsault. Jericho almost had the match after the roll up with the feet on the ropes but RVD comes back and nails the FIVE STAR!! VAN DAM IS THE WWE CHAMPION!! Van Dam is a world champion for the first time ever and I love it. I hope Van Dam gets a decent run and I could see him maybe losing when Edge cashes in MITB but I really don’t know. I hope Undertaker vs. Jericho continues after this match and RVD gets some good feuds over the belt. JBL vs. RVD would own, to be honest. Awesome match to end a great tournament. ****1/2

Heyman to screw RVD out of the title in the future? We shall see.

Now it is time for the final match in the epic rivalry between Cena and Orton, a feud that has been going on for the past year and a half. I personally want to see Orton get the win because he has lost to Cena at the biggest PPV of the year twice and another win would make Cena look untouchable and he would have no place to go but down after a win. No surprise that the match starts with a quick fist fight as this will be the most hellacious match in a long time. Cena tries the roll up and I love how the match has told the story of your feud for the past year and a half. Cena gets busted open and now Orton is like a shark that smells blood in the water, not holding anything back against his enemy. I love how the cell is being used and these two don’t need to go outside the structure because then the match just gets messy. The leg drop onto the ladder sounded sick but Orton is not going down yet. The superplex by Orton onto the table was even better and I thought Cena was done for sure after that move. Orton nailing the RKO on the referee was so Orton-like and now some crazy stuff should happen with the ref down on the mat. FU onto the ladder would awesome and this is probably the most brutal match I’ve ever read. RKO but Chioda is still down so Orton has to keep the match going. Cena locks in the STFU but the referee is still out so Cena has to break the hold after the match should have ended with Orton tapping. FU onto the tacks and Orton kicks out!! Randy is winning the match for sure after that kick out. RKO off the top onto the steel chair!! That’s what I knew would happen to give Orton the win!! Thank the Lord that Orton won the match and he gets the final laugh over Cena. Amazing feud, amazing wrestler, amazing match, that’s all I got to say. ****3/4

You have not lost anything after nearly a year and a half since your last full PPV, Wolf Beast. This was a solid show from top to bottom and the things I marked the most for was London & Kendrick winning the tag titles, Christian retaining, RVD winning the WWE Title, and finally ORTON BEATING CENA. This was an epic PPV, much better than anything WWE could ever put together. I can’t wait to see what happens after this turning point in your thread. Great PPV, best I’ve read in a long time, right up there with TAFKA Szumi’s Starrcade. 96/100

So where do we go from here? I remember you said that you probably wouldn't have full shows until the build to the Royal Rumble. Will you be doing something like NatureBoy does in his thread or will we get brief recaps going into recapped PPVs? Also could you post a roster because you have had a few changes.
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Thanks for the review PatMan, it's greatly appreciated as always. I'm sure there will be more to come, *hopefully*, but for now, I'll just answer a couple of queries, and let anyone interested know the schedule in this thread for the next little while...

First off, I'm useless with using multi quotes, so I'll just answer the queries instead .

- For now, I'm just going to keep the Little Bastard as the Little Bastard. At some point though, I might start to refer to him as Hornswoggle. Personally though, I always kinda preferred the Little Bastard.

- Bare with me on the Angle situation. It probably looks like he's just getting jobbed out of the company, but the angle (no pun) is heading somewhere, eventually.

- TBH, I'm going out on a limb here, and possibly giving something away, but the push of Garrison Cade is probably over, at least in terms of feuding with main eventers for now. I just didnt get what I wanted out of his push, so it's over for now.

- I'm sure you'll not be the only one to question Mark Henry lasting longer than Benjamin against The Game. Reason for that though is down to Shelton wearing The Game out, which led to Henry being able to dominate for a long period. And also, yes, my Triple H - McMahon angle will be very different to real life. It might'nt seem that way immediately, but again, bear with me .

- Yeah, that was my mistake, should've been Foleys name and not Lawler. I'll get to editing that in a little minute .

- Hopefully, I will make the whole Foley angle clear, but I must warn you, it's a bit of a weird angle, probably the most 'out there' I've done, but I think it should end up with a thumbs up. Expect a couple of twists along the way, and again, bear with me :P

- Yep, as embarrassing as it is for me to admit, Chris Jericho WAS World Champion in this thread in 2004. I really feel silly about forgetting that, so, looks like I've got more editing to do, lol. At a stretch I could always just say he's referencing to holding the actual WWE Championship, if I'm trying to look less stupid . Thanks for pointing that out though - impressive memory.

- From here, yes, the period between SummerSlam and Armageddon will be recapped, much like NatureBoy and FD recapped their threads. However, this wont be happening until mid-April, and the recaps should run through to mid-May, and then in June, I'll do the full (well, SD will be recapped I'm afraid) build up to Royal Rumble, and the Rumble PPV itself, before starting the Road to WM later in the year.

I'll probably go missing for a week or two shortly to try and get things written up, but I will be back .

As for posting the roster, I'd rather wait until the recaps are done and dusted, because there are still a couple of changes etc to come, and I've got the roster set out a little differently with a little backstory into each superstar from 04-06. But yes, the roster will eventually be posted.

I'll answer any more questions in a few days / a week, according to how many reviews there are, if any

Thanks Patman, hope I've answered anything you needed for now
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