Re: Being The Booker
WWE Cyber Sunday:
Date: 17th September 2006
Location: Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NY
Event Music: Disciple, Game On
Opening video, based on the fans choosing everything tonight.
Michael Cole and Tazz open for a change on a joint brand event, before throwing to J.R and Coach, who then throw it up to Josh Matthews and Kelly Kelly in the ‘Control Centre’. They talk about keeping everyone up to date with the votes tonight, and the first match will be revealed in just a few moments…
Triple H - Horsemen / McMahon VP
We return, and then Josh and Kelly talk about the match, before revealing the results…
Choose The Horseman:
Triple H vs. Randy Orton (38%) OR Garrison Cade (9%) OR Nick Dinsmore (9%) OR Ric Flair (44%)
To the surprise of many it’s Ric Flair, and not Randy Orton, as we are set to kick off with a real dream match. The Game and Flair tear it up, and get much longer than you’d expect, especially for a stacked card on a three hour show. It’s classic heel Flair, and Triple H on top of his game, with Flair looking equal to The Game throughout, but as the end comes, Triple H is able to overcome Flair, finishing him with the Pedigree … but it’s not over … because Randy Orton, Garrison Cade and Nick Dinsmore pull the referee out of the ring. Whilst Orton distracts the referee, Dinsmore and Cade attempt to take out The Game, but Triple H fights them off, throwing both to the outside, taking out Orton in the process!!! HHH delivers a second pedigree to Flair, and scores the victory - AND A TITLE SHOT!!!!
Winner: Triple H @ 18:09
The Game celebrates, but McMahon appears, and orders the Horsemen to take him out, only this time, The Game is armed with a sledgehammer, stopping The Four Horsemen from making a second attempt, leaving McMahon fuming, falling short once more in his quest to de-rail The Game.
1ST TIME WRESTLEMANIA MOMENT - X - FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, TWO BROTHERS FACE OFF AT WRESTLEMANIA AS BRET HART TAKES ON OWEN HART, WITH OWEN SCORING AN UPSET VICTORY.
The VP then ends with the graphic for WRESTLEMANIA XXIII - MARCH 18TH 2007 - FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN NEW ORLEANS.
We go backstage, and see The Brotherhood getting prepped for the Battle Royal later, in which Shelton Benjamin and Mark Henry will compete. They then talk about their match tomorrow night on Raw against Straight Edge and Booker T & Elijah Burke, in a 4 on 4 Hardcore match.
We return to the control centre, with Josh and Kelly talking about the cruiserweight championship match up next, as Juvi enters. Once he is in the ring, Josh and Kelly talk again, and reveal the fans votes…
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match:
Juvi vs. Winner of Lottery Draw (42%) OR Champions Choice (26%) OR Competitors Choice (32%)
Kelly spins the tumbler, and Josh picks out … SUPER CRAZY!!! The fans initially give heat, expecting a walk over match, with Crazy to lie down for Juvi, but soon, we find out different. The two talk in the ring, with Juvi motioning for Super Crazy to lie down, but Crazy doesn’t want to. Juvi starts to get restless, and begins ordering his compatriot to lie down, but Crazy refuses. The two shove each other back and forth, with Juvi swinging for a punch, but missing. Now, Psichosis appears, and tries to calm both men down, wanting to diffuse the situation, but as Crazy turns his back from Juvi … JUVI ROLLS HIM UP FROM BEHIND AND HOOKS THE TIGHTS, 1...2...3!!!
Winner: And STILL Cruiserweight Champion - Juvi @ 02:19
Guerrera cheats his fellow Mexicool!!! After the match, Psichosis has to hold Crazy back, calming him down. Juvi offers a handshake to Super Crazy, which he accepts … THEN CRAZY KICKS JUVI AND DELIVERS A TORNADO DDT!!! Is this the end of The Mexicools?? Crazy gets a nice pop for his actions, as he leaves the ring, and The Mexicools in disarray.
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Backstage, we see the arrival of a pensive Chris Jericho, not looking in the least bit confident ahead of his match tonight.
Now, with Josh and Kelly again, the tag team title votes are announced and … HBK will partner Christian later tonight, whilst Mr. Kennedy and Carlito will be part of the Battle Royal instead.
They then move on, and show a VP of Umagas first few months on Raw, leading to this challenge match. And his opponent is voted by the fans to be …
Choose The Hall of Famer:
Umagas Open Challenge
- Jerry Lawler (48%) OR Dusty Rhodes (36%) OR Sgt. Slaughter (16%) -
And the writers get their way, with Lawler winning comfortably. Lawler starts out fast, but is no match for Umaga, who gets straight back up literally from a Piledriver, before he steamrolls The King, despite everything Lawler throws at him, with Umaga finishing proceedings with the Samoan Spike, putting Lawler out of his misery, whilst The Coach enjoys every minute on commentary.
Winner: Umaga @ 03:55
Umaga leaves Lawler alone after the match, having made his mark in the match, continuing his rise, on his first PPV appearance.
A video package, hyping the Raw Season Premiere is played, and announces Triple H to face Christian for the World Championship as the main event.
Backstage, Kurt Angle is interviewed by Todd Grisham. Angle talks again about his awful run in 2006, and says tonight he’ll be giving it his all to end that run, and get back on track, because even he knows now, should he lose … he may never reach the main events again.
This brings us back to Josh and Kelly, and they discuss this upcoming grudge match, before both men make their entrances. They then wait, as the announcement is made of what the match will be…
Batista vs. Kurt Angle
- Strap Match (31%) ORChain Match (61%) ORBullrope Match (8%) -
The two men tear it up, beating the tar out of one another, using the chain as a weapon of course. Angle fights like a man possessed, with Batista hanging on early on, before slowly taking over, as the match sways back and forth. Angle again bursts for a few minutes, with Kurt on the brink of victory, but again, Batista hangs on, again, before once more taking over himself. It soon looks like Angle took too much out of himself in the early going, as The Animal begins to dominate, busting Kurt open, obliterating the former champion, with Angle fading badly. In a last desperate attempt, Angle goes for an Anklelock, wrapping the chain around Batistas ankle for added pressure, but doesn’t have the strength to hold on … and is shrugged off by the Animal. This leads to the end, and Batista finishes Angle off with ease, delivering a decisive Batista Bomb, hooking the leg, 1...2...3!!!
Winner: Batista @ 15:44
Batista has his hand raised, and leaves the ring, but the story is the demise of Angle, beaten decisively this evening. Bloody and battered, Angle staggers to his feet, and looks around the arena, almost in a trance. He is helped out of the ring by the referee, as he makes the long, lonely walk to the back, with his head hung low, leaving the arena, beaten again. Cole and Tazz sombrely discuss the downfall of Angle, with both commenting it may be the last time Angle is seen, given such a horrific loss.
Backstage, Vince McMahon comes face to face with a smiling Triple H. McMahon tells The Game he may be smiling now, but he always has the last laugh, and he will do whatever it takes to make sure Triple H never holds a world title again. HHH laughs it off, walking away, leaving McMahon still fuming.
Josh and Kelly are called into action again, as the votes for the WWE Championship match are decided, with three of the four men set to take part in the next match. They all wait backstage for the decision, and … Matt Hardy wins the vote!!!
Kane walks off, whilst JBL and Edge are both incensed. JBL walks off eventually, still shouting nonsense, whilst Edge and Hardy almost get into one, before a few mid carders pull them apart.
Back to Josh and Kelly, as they reveal the fans votes for this battle royal stipulation…
20 Man Battle Royal:
- Winner Gets Future Title Shot (43%) OR A Match of Choice (25%) OR Is GM For One Night (32%) -
John Cena, Finlay, Shelton Benjamin, Mark Henry, Rob Conway, Simon Dean, Gene Snitsky, Rhyno, Carlito, Mr. Kennedy
Chris Masters, Charlie Haas, Brent Albright, Chris Harris, James Storm, William Regal, Hardcore Holly, Edge, Kane, JBL
Cena and Finlay don’t even seem bothered with the match, going straight for each other, but Conway gets in Cenas way, and Cena chucks him out of the ring, eliminating him almost instantly. (Conway eliminated by Cena). Whilst Cena and Finlay take on each other, most of the lower card wrestlers are quickly eliminated. (Simon Dean by Kane, William Regal by Edge, Snitsky by JBL, Hardcore Holly by Mr. Kennedy, James Storm by Edge, Chris Masters by Mr. Kennedy, Chris Harris by Kane, Charlie Haas by Carlito). This leaves the last eleven of; Cena, Finlay, Benjamin, Mark Henry, Rhyno, Carlito, Mr. Kennedy, Albright, Edge, Kane and JBL. Cena and Finlay have fought under the ropes, and around the floor, until they fight back inside again. Mark Henry and Kane - the two biggest men in the match - come to blows, with everyone else floored at that point, and Kane dumps Henry. Meanwhile, Kennedy looks to have Benjamin in trouble, but Shelton uses his athleticism to turn the tide, and surprises the King of the ring, as Benjamin eliminates Mister Kennedy from the match. Brent Albright is next to go, with Kane eliminating Albright, as he dominates the match. Or at least the Big Red Machine was dominating the match … UNTIL JBL AND EDGE ELIMINATE HIM TOGETHER. JBL and Edge don’t stay on the same page for long, and go at it against each other. Then, as Cena and Finlay continue to brawl … both men tumble over the top rope AS CENA AND FINLAY ELIMINATE EACH OTHER!!! This development leaves just five - Benjamin, Carlito, Rhyno, Edge and JBL. Rhyno is soon eliminated after a decent run in the match by Edge. (Rhyno eliminated by Edge). The final four, consisting of the rejuvenated Shelton Benjamin, winless Carlito, Mr. Money in the Bank Edge - who could soon have TWO title shots to come - and the Wrestling God, JBL. All four men last a few minutes together after the manic opening ten minutes, littered with eliminations. Finally though, the athleticism of Benjamin proves his downfall, as he tries to leap onto the ropes, but JBL pushes him off quickly, and JBL eliminates Benjamin. Simultaneously, Carlito low bridges Edge, and eliminates Mr. MITB!!! It’s down to two. Carlito, searching for his first singles win since WrestleMania, which would result in a title shot, whilst JBL is after another bite of the cherry, after coming up short at the Great American Bash. CCC gives it his all, but in the end, gets caught with a big boot, staggering him, which allows JBL TO CLOTHESLINE CARLITO FROM HELL OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TO THE FLOOR!!!
Winner: John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield @ 16:11
JBL has a title shot!!! The misery continues for Carlito, but JBL will now face the WWE Champion at a later date!!! He celebrates like he should, whilst Carlito leaves up the ramp, having come SOOO close to ending his drought.
Backstage, we see a smiling Paul Heyman, sat on Eric Bischoffs desk, gloating over his Smackdown superstar winning the battle royal, against his inferior Raw opposition. The two men trade verbals back and forth, with the exchange ending with both men believing they got the last word, before Heyman walks out.
Video Package for Lesnar - Mysterio
Before the entrances, Josh and Kelly reveal the fans vote … which is in favour of Last Man Standing!!!
Brock Lesnar vs. Rey Mysterio
- Ambulance Match (23%) ORLast Man Standing Match (49%) ORStretcher Match (28%) -
It’s an emotional match, with the history between the two men through the summer running high. Mysterio starts out quick, but isn’t able to do anything to keep Lesnar down for an extended amount of time, from his limited offence. This allows Lesnar to take control, but as the match wears on, he grows frustrated at Mysterios desire to fight on, beating the count, every time, even after an F5. Lesnar finally goes for a weapon, grabbing a chair, but misses, allowing Rey to kick the chair into Lesnars face, before cracking the steel off the cranium of Brock … BUT HE BEATS THE COUNT. Mysterio cracks Lesnar again with the chair … BUT HE BEATS THE COUNT AGAIN!!! Lesnar is bust open now, as Rey tries to finish the job, but misses a third chair shot, and Lesnar lawn darts Rey OUT OF THE RING AND INTO THE BARRIER!!! Rey beats the count though, and the match continues, but Brock is in control again. They take it to the outside, with Brock using the steps, and looks to hit an F5 onto them, after setting them up, but Rey blocks it. Brock though, is still in charge, back inside, as Mysterio struggles to survive, managing to beat the counts, and charges up for another comeback, including a 619 onto the chair, but Lesnar survives again. Rey, going for it all as the match goes on, leaps off the ropes, looking for a seated senton, gets CAUGHT, and thrown onto Lesnar shoulders … AND LESNAR F5’S MYSTERIO OUT OF THE RING ONTO THE SET UP STEPS!!!!! This time, Rey fails to answer the count of ten, and Lesnar is victorious.
Winner: Brock Lesnar @ 17:28
After the match, Lesnar ‘spares’ Mysterio, not following up on his promise to end his career, happy enough to have won the match, as he leaves up the ramp, with this feud now surely done.
Backstage, JBL, along with his Cabinet, celebrate his win, popping champagne corks as JBL talks about taking the title as soon as he wants, when EDGE walks in. He overhears the JBL comment about taking the title, and cryptically warns JBL that he can have his shot whenever he wants it, but he wont be winning the title if he has anything to do with it. Edge walks out, leaving JBL quiet, trying to work out what exactly he meant.
Todd Grisham is called into action again, interviewing Christian. He talks about being driven to win double gold, but also just wants to beat the crap out of MNM. Just as he is set to wrap things up, Shawn Michaels appears. HBK talks about having Christians back tonight, because the fans wanted it, but tries to hint at getting a title shot soon, once he helps Christian win a tag title. Captain Charisma uses the old ‘anytime anyplace anywhere’ line, before the two share a handshake, walking off for their match…
World Tag Team Championships Match:
MNM vs. Christian & Shawn Michaels (48%) OR Mister Kennedy (31%) OR Carlito (21%)
Short match, with a couple of others going too long, but the unfamiliar tandem of Christian and Michaels come up short, and it’s all down to not being able to co-exist, towards the end. It appears they have the match sewn up, with MNM all over the place, but a blind tag from Michaels, doesn’t sit well with Christian, and the two argue for a few moments, before MNM come back, but HBK and Christian fend them off, with Michaels looking to deliver Sweet Chin Music to Mercury … but he is pulled out of the way by Melina … AND MICHAELS KICKS CHRISTIAN!!! HBK stamps around, furious at the mishap, but he turns around, and into the path of MNM … AND THEY DELIVER THE SNAPSHOT. Wasting no time, Nitro hooks the leg, 1...2...3 MNM retain!!!
Winners: And STILL World Tag Team Champions - MNM @ 10:19
MNM get out of dodge quickly, grateful to have kept their gold, whilst in the ring, the World Champion slowly comes around, realising he and Michaels have lost. He shakes his head, and is handed his belt, suffering his first loss on PPV this year (apart from being eliminated from the Royal Rumble), as he leaves the ring, not bothering to help Michaels up, or even check if he’s okay … HE IS ATTACKED BY RANDY ORTON!!!!! Orton beats down Christian, delivering an RKO to the champion, before delivering an RKO to Michaels too, sending a stark message to both men, but why???
Video Package for next months PPV event, a Raw Brand Production - Nemesis - on October 15th.
Suddenly, we catch up backstage, and see John Cena and Finlay STILL brawling after the battle royal, as all sorts of people try to get involved to break them up, and keep them apart.
WWE Championship Match:
Rob Van Dam vs. Kane OR J.B.L OR Edge OR Matt Hardy
With time running low, it’s another quick one, which is unfortunate for both RVD and Hardy, getting a big opportunity, but having little time to make an impression. It’s fast paced, and has plenty of near falls, with a twenty minute match being crammed into ten. RVD escapes a Twist of Fate attempt, just as it looks like the U.S Champion could be on the brink, and delivers a spin kick, then the Rolling Thunder, looking to finish the match with the 5 Star Frog Splash … WHEN EDGE APPEARS AND PUSHES RVD OFF THE TOP ROPE AND CRASHING IN THE RING!!! Edge gets into the ring, WITH HIS BRIEFCASE … and slams it off the head of Matt Hardy, instantly ending this match in a DQ!!!
Winner: No Contest @ 09:44
Edge starts to look around, looking at the briefcase, licking his lips, and turns to go for RVD … BUT IS MET WITH A FRONT DROPKICK SENDING EDGE OUT OF THE RING!!! Edge is up quickly, but is fuming. He storms around the ring, yelling all sorts of nonsense, pointing to RVD, running his fingers through his hair, pulling in despair, before leaving up the ramp. Cole and Tazz continue to discuss his run in here, firstly arguing it was to stop Hardy from winning the title, but the finally come to the conclusion that he was here tonight to CASH IN Money in the Bank, but his plan back fired. RVD helps Hardy to his feet in the ring, and the two talk over how things transpired tonight, shaking hands, possibly agreeing to a rematch down the road.
Michael Cole and Tazz continue to talk about the WWE Title match for a few moments, before switching gears, and talking about the upcoming main event, and the return of the Undertaker.
Undertaker Video Package
For the final time, we come to Josh and Kelly, and they discuss the return of The Phenom, before revealing the match will be … THE FIRST EVER LAST RIDE MATCH, by a landslide.
Taker - Jericho Video Package
The Undertaker vs. Chris Jericho
- Last Ride Match (63%) ORSteel Cage Match (31%) ORNo Holds Barred (6%) -
It’s the typical Undertaker return entrance, with druids lining up, six of them carrying a casket … stopping at the ring … AND TAKER SITS UP~! He gets out of the casket, and gets into the ring, and the match is on. Taker is forced to chase Jericho early on, but once he catches him, The Deadman is on blistering form, with Jericho in all sorts of trouble, whilst the fans eat up everything Taker does, including the Old School rope walk, and puts an exclamation mark on his early dominance, drilling Jericho with a Tombstone.
It looks like it’s over before it begins, as The Deadman carries a lifeless Jericho up the ramp to the hearse. Taker tries to dump him in the hearse, BUT Jericho SLAMS TAKERS HEAD THROUGH THE WINDOW!!! This leads to the roles being reversed, as Taker, now bloodied (the third person to be so tonight~!), fights out of the back of the vehicle, and the two men fight back to the ring, but it’s Jericho on top. He takes it to the Phenom, beating off the Undertakers own resistance. Jericho tries to drag Taker up to the hearse, but takes too long, and Taker recovers, as the match turns into a free for all, with both men trying to avoid being dumped in the hearse. Jericho avoids a choke slam, and scores with a standing enziguri, knocking Taker back into the hearse, but Takers leg stops the door from being shut, and he ends up kicking the door back open, as the match still continues on further. Jericho nails Taker with a steel pole from the super structure, and gets Taker on to the top of the hearse, looking to deliver the Breakdown … but Taker elbows free … AND CATCHES JERICHO WITH A CHOKESLAM ON TOP OF THE HEARSE … AND THROUGH THE ROOF!!!! The hearse begins to move off, as Taker gets on a knee, on top of the moving hearse, the lights dimming blue, with Jericho not moving, as the hearse leaves the arena, and the match is over.
Winner: The Undertaker @ 21:09
We end the show, pretty abruptly, with The Undertaker, still perched on the hearse as it drives out of the arena, with him having beaten Jericho tonight, to close the show.
END OF SHOW