Re: Being The Booker
WWE SUMMERSLAM - PRESHOW
The show opens up at Wembley way, and an opening sight of the new Arc over the stadium, with fans piling forward, whilst Superstars announcer Todd Grisham stands in the middle of it all, welcoming the viewers to Summer slam - with just ONE hour to go!! The fans around the announcer make noise, as we fade out…
** VIDEO PACKAGE **
Lots of clips of excited fans, buying tickets for Summerslam, showing them to a camera airs, as the chords of ‘Fans’ by Kings of Leon plays in the background, before the following words fill the screen.
SOMETHING BIG IS COMING…
Flashing shots of a deranged Umaga, a jubilant Paul London and an intense Kurt Angle appear on the screen.
… ON AUGUST 19 …
Cut to Randy Orton posing, John Cena running down the aisle, and Edge tearing at his hair in despair.
… WEMBLEY STADIUM HOSTS …
Zooming shot of the newly built Wembley Stadium.
… THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL SUMMERSLAM!!
Explosion of fast and furious finishers; Rey Mysterio with a 619, Lesnar with an F5, RVD soaring, Straight Edge hitting a double shining wizard and Shelton Benjamin nailing Paydirt.
‘London Calling’ by The Clash takes over now, as the next series of big screen filling words begins.
~ BIGGER THAN EVER BEFORE ~
Shots of fans from Summerslam 1992, before a shot of the new look Wembley.
~ BIGGER VENUE ~
Shots of Triple H, Lesnar, Orton, RVD, Christian, Umaga, Kennedy and Cena.
~ BIGGER NAMES ~
Cut to Umaga standing over Christian, then Lesnar and Triple H face to face.
~ BIGGER MATCHES ~
Clips of MNM & Straight Edge; in action against one another, spliced with shots from previous TLC matches, and other random shots of both teams using chairs in the past, and MNM putting Booker T through a table last December.
~ BIGGER STAKES ~
Clips of The Undertaker walking toward the ring; cut to the Deadman chokeslamming JBL into the grave last month, then to Edge spearing the mannequin last week.
~ BIGGER CHALLENGES ~
Orton punting RVD at WrestleMania, then the Hangmans DDT at Judgment Day … before RVD smashes Orton with the Van Terminator in Japan.
~ BIGGER COMEBACKS ~
Kurt Angle attacking Rey Mysterio in Mexico; applying an American flag to the face of the proud Rey in his spiritual home … then cut to Mr. Kennedy and The Miz bloodying Cena that very same week with the video camera.
~ BIGGER FOES ~
Shots of Christian getting owned by Umaga over the previous weeks, then the soundbite;
“In my corner on August 19 at Summerslam … will be … RICKY … HATTON!!!”
~ AND THE BIGGEST NAME IN BRITISH BOXING HISTORY ~
Stock footage of Hatton at his best, with vicious knockouts, and raising his title belts aloft, sat on the shoulders of his trainers.
IT’S THE BIGGEST PARTY OF THE SUMMER …
Big collection of showdowns; RVD & Orton, Kennedy & Cena, Triple H & Lesnar …
… AND IT’S NEVER BEEN THIS BIG!!
Then flashing shots of Umaga … and Christian … before darkness.
“I NEVER FELT SO MUCH A-LIKE, LIKE-A, LIKE-A”
WWE SUMMERSLAM | TONIGHT | WEMBLEY STADIUM
ONLY ON PAY PER VIEW … NEXT!!!
In the stadium, we see MATT STRIKER and KRISTAL MARSHALL standing in the ring, greeting the viewers, as we see Wembley Stadium filling up behind them. Matt and Kristal run down the enormity of what is about to occur in less than an hour, pointing around the impressive stadium, whilst briefly talking up all the big matches - making special mention of RICKY HATTON accompanying CHRISTIAN to the ring later for the main event, before focusing on the grudge match for the WWE Championship between RVD and RANDY ORTON, pointing out that the rivalry runs all the way back to WrestleMania, before throwing to a video package…
WWE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH | VIDEO PACKAGE
RVD slowly pulls himself up … AND EDGE GOES FOR THE SPEAR … BUT VAN DAM SIDE STEPS HIM … AND EDGE RUNS STRAIGHT THROUGH INTO THE RING POST!!!!! RVD now jumps onto the back of Edge, then onto the top rope … AND WASTES NO TIME TO FLY … AND CONNECTS WITH THE FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH ON JERICHO!!! The cover is made…
…1… …EDGE SLOWLY STAGGERS OUT… …2… …HE SEES THE COVER…
…BUT HE‘S TOO LATE… …3… !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WINNER: AND STILL WWE CHAMPION - ROB VAN DAM @ 21:55
Michael Cole: What a moment for RVD. He’s came to WrestleMania as champion, and he’ll leave here tonight, STILL WWE Champion.
RANDY ORTON … joined by the New Wave, enters the arena … CARRYING HIS MONEY IN THE BANK BRIEFCASE!!!!!
Michael Cole: I DON’T BELIEVE IT!!! This cant be!!!
WWE Championship Match:
WWE Champion, Rob Van Dam vs.
Mr. Money in the Bank, Randy Orton
Orton wastes no time, spins Van Dam around …RKO CONNECTS!!! VAN DAM WAS DEFENCELESS TO STOP IT … AND HIS TITLE REIGN COULD BE SET TO COME TO AN ABRUPT END!!! Orton leans back, eyes closed, nodding with the count …
……… 1 ……… 2 ……… FOOT ON THE ROPE!!!!!!!
Randy Orton: As for Van Dam being the victim?? Wrong place … wrong time. I don’t hold any grudge against RVD, in fact, I have no problem with him whatsoever … apart from the fact that he held what I wanted…
Orton pulls on the ropes, desperately waiting, as RVD somehow begins to move, pushing himself up … onto his front … and tries to push himself up … BUT GETS PUNTED IN THE HEAD BY THE CAREER KILLER!!!!!!!!! The fans gasp in horror, as Orton strikes a field goal with the champions head. Van Dam is OUT, as Orton makes the cover…
……… 1 ……… 2 ……… 3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WINNER: AND NEW WWE CHAMPION - RANDY ORTON @ 01:26
As Orton celebrates though, a more serious issue appears to be arising … the health of Rob Van Dam.
Michael Cole: Orton has won the title, that’s confirmed, but Tazz, I’m looking at Rob Van Dam, and … there’s a problem here. RVD hasn’t moved. Rob Van Dam has not moved.
We see Van Dam having his neck placed in a brace, with the former champion motionless on the canvas, as we fade out…
TWO MONTHS LATER…
Randy Orton crawls back into the ring, looking groggy and worse for wear, but motions for his title belt … before spotting Jeff Hardy … in a perfect position … for a certain PUNT~!! The fans realise what’s on the mind of the WWE Champion, and suddenly get very hostile … with Orton sadistically licking his lips, and backing into the corner … setting himself …
**ONE OF A KIND**
It’s the music of ROB VAN DAM!!!!!!!!
Orton shoots a look to the stage, with his eyes boggling, unable to believe his ears … but there is no sign of RVD. The fans suddenly come unglued … as Randy then peels away from the ropes … AND IS THROWN A CHAIR … VAN DAMINATOR!!!!!
IT’S ROB … VAN … DAM~!!!!!!!!
The impact of the spin kick into the chair sends Orton tumbling out of the ring. Rob Van Dam climbs the turnbuckle, pointing the thumbs for the first time since WrestleMania … “ROB … VAN … DAM”
WWE Championship; Fatal Four Way Elimination Match:
Randy Orton vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Edge vs. Brock Lesnar
And instantly it’s the two fan favourites that start off hotly, with RVD beating Orton to the punch, and Lesnar shoving Edge into the corner, getting to work early, with RVD dominating the champion, eventually chucking him out of the ring through the middle rope, and following out himself to continue the beat down.
Arn Anderson: We all knew Van Dam might not be a hundred per cent going in … and now it’s obvious he was far from a hundred per cent…
Van Dam unleashing all his fury on Orton, slamming the champions head off the announce table, then hammering his foe, with Orton spread eagled against the table, then RVD SLAMS the champions head off the top steel step, then rolls him back into the ring.
Arn Anderson: But as callous as Ortons actions were, at the end of the day, he cant be held accountable. Sure, Orton done the damage, but the blame for what happened to Van Dam on Sunday rests solely with me. It was my decision to allow his request for him to compete, it was my decision to ignore doctors advice … I’m to blame.
Cole and Tazz both comment on RVD, who suddenly looks to be struggling, resting on the ropes, breathing heavily, taking a chance to recover already. Orton now is up, and looks to take advantage of RVD, making a point to land to blow to the back of the head.
Arn Anderson: I was caught up in dishing out revenge to Orton, that against my better judgment, I rushed Rob Van Dam back to action and I stacked the deck against Orton at Judgment Day by putting together a fatal four way elimination match … I abused my power.
Then, back outside … Orton sends RVD … INTO THE STEEL POST - FACE FIRST!!! The former champion doesn’t move, whilst Orton takes a moment to recover. The champion doesn’t waste another second, as he drags RVD, and then positions him through the middle rope…
Arn Anderson: I was handed the reigns to Friday Night Smackdown, with the sole purpose of bringing order, after Paul Heyman abused his power for his own motives. If anything, I’m worse. At least Heyman flaunted his actions, he didn’t try to play it straight. I did. I tried to convince myself that what I was doing was the right thing.
It seems an eternity that Orton waits, getting NO struggle from RVD … BEFORE DELIVERING A SICKENING HIGH ANGLE DDT FROM THE MIDDLE ROPE!!! Shocking gasps develop inside the American Airlines Centre, as Orton turns RVD over, making a lazy lateral press … 1...2...3!!!
ELIMINATED: ROB VAN DAM (BY RANDY ORTON) @ 08:16
Arn Anderson: And as a result of what happened to RVD, I’ve had ta come to a decision. And it wasn’t easy, but for his own good - for my own good - I’ve had ta medically suspend Rob Van Dam indefinitely.
Hauntingly, RVD lays out cold, with Orton simply sitting - his back to the broken body of RVD - whilst medics rush to the ring, tending to RVD …
Randy Orton: Rob Van Dam?? For having the sheer audacity to come back, he got exactly what he deserved. RVD should NEVER have come back.
Cut to shots of RVD being wheeled out at Judgment Day, and into an ambulance.
Randy Orton: Because of Arn Anderson, TWO careers are already over. Chris Jericho and Rob Van Dam are NEVER coming back, and it’s on his head.
Switch to shots of differing angles; The WrestleMania punt kick, the Jericho punt kick, and the Judgment Day DDT.
Randy Orton: Jesse Ventura … how many more careers are you going to allow to be ruined … before you give Arn Anderson his marching orders??
Then, the punt kick to Nick Dinsmore…
Joey Styles: Randy Orton forced Ric Flair into retirement, he punted RVD to win the WWE Title, did the same to Chris Jericho, and finished off Van Dam for good at Judgment Day before he added Nick Dinsmore to the casualty list … and now he wants to run Arn Anderson out of Smackdown!!
Cut to June 4 on Smackdown, where Jesse Ventura has his in ring meeting with Arn Anderson…
Jesse Ventura: As a result of your negligence towards Rob Van Dam, and your admitted bias against Randy Orton … I’m officially suspending you for TWELVE WEEKS … beginning … as of right now.
Shots of Anderson accepting the decision with sadness…
Jesse Ventura: Now … we cant have Smackdown ungoverned for the next three months. Allow me to introduce to you, the interim General Manager of Smackdown … RAWS General Manager, ERIC BISCHOFF!!
… Enter a smug Eric Bischoff …
Main Event | WWE CHAMPIONSHIP | LUMBERJACK MATCH:
Randy Orton vs. Paul London
Londons kicks Orton in the gut, and sets him … LOOKING FOR THE TORNADO DDT … BUT ORTON SHOVES HIM OFF … AND LONDON LANDS ON HIS FEET ON THE CANVAS … but doesn’t have a split second to think or act … AS ORTON STRIKES … RKO!!!!!!!!!! Orton - showing how seriously he’s taken the challenge - hooks BOTH legs, covering the U.S Champion, 1...2...3!!!!!!!!!!
Winner: And STILL WWE Champion - Randy Orton @ 19:20
Joey Styles: Love him or hate him, the WWE Champion always seems to find a way, and tonight, despite the Herculean effort of Paul London … Randy Orton leaves Mexico City STILL WWE Champion.
Orton now gets set to exit the ring, stepping through the ropes and onto the apron … looking at a group of lumberjacks; Batista, Chavo, Super Crazy, Jeff Hardy, Evan Bourne, Finlay and Hardcore Holly … still at ringside.
The champion looks back over his shoulder, at London, who is sat up in the ring, trying to get up, and he turns again to the lumberjacks, asking them; “LET ME GO … OR I KICK HIM IN THE SKULL!!!”
Paul London: This wasn’t … (breathes) … quite … how I expected this to go.
London reaches up, pulling himself up on the ropes, wincing, as he leans over the ropes.
Paul London: I sorta thought at this point … (breathes heavily) … I’d be celebrating my WWE Title victory … and that this … would be like the icing on the cake, y’know??
Orton looks confused, unable to follow Londons cryptic promo.
Randy Orton: What in the hell are you talking about?? Huh??
Orton questions … but London doesn’t answer. Instead, a wry smile appears on the United States Champions face. Orton looks furious, completely out of the loop on what’s going on…
**ONE OF A KIND**
Joey Styles: Wha- … OH MY GAWWWWWWDDDD!!!!
Ortons expression changes instantly … and the WWE Champion slowly - very slowly - turns his head …
… AND ROB VAN DAM IS AT THE TOP OF THE STAGE!!!!!
Paul Heyman: IT’S HIM!!!
In the ring, Orton paces around, trying to hop out … but he’s cut off by the remaining lumberjacks … as it all becomes clear why they stayed … whilst London exit’s the ring … with RVD walking with a purpose - AND WITH A CHAIR IN HAND!!!
Eric Bischoff: Rob Van Dam is back, and ALLLL is right with the world, huh?? … See Rob … here’s my problem. On one hand, it all makes perfect sense. RVD versus Randy Orton at Summerslam in the ultimate grudge match, ECW style with blood, tables, chairs …
RVD tees off on Orton, and nails him with a spin kick, knocking the champion down … instantly running off the ropes … ROLLING THUNDER - to a monstrous response!!!
Eric Bischoff: But … on the other hand … we’ve seen all this before from you Rob. I mean, you came back before Judgment Day, and you looked in perfect condition, just like you do now. You looked like you were ready for action, just like you do now … but when it came to showtime … it became pretty apparent that things weren’t quite … right.
Van Dam picks up the chair, and waits for Orton to get up, throwing the chair at him; Orton catches … VAN DAM LEAPS UP … VAN DAMINATOR CONNECTS!!!!!
Eric Bischoff: I’ve read the your doctors report, and yes, you’ve been cleared to return with a full bill o’ health … but I’m worried that this is all just another case of Déjà vu, and when it’s all said and done … you’ll be on the sidelines once again … or worse.
Orton is flat out on the canvas now, as RVD looks to the fans once more, nodding at them, and drags Orton toward the ropes … setting him up … with the chair pressed against him!!!
Rob Van Dam: Why don’t you give me a match tonight … and if I win, I get Orton, at Summerslam - for the title. And if I lose?? Then you’ll have your answers anyway.
Van Dam sets himself … the fans are on their feet … Orton isn’t moving … AND VAN DAM GOES COAST TO COAST … WITH THE VAN TERMINATOR!!!!!!!!!!
Eric Bischoff: Right here, right now … MVP and the WWE Champion Randy Orton … Versus the United States Champion Paul London … AND ROB … VAN … DAM!!!
Cut to July 27 in Saitama;
TITLE SHOT VS TITLE SHOT:
Randy Orton & M.V.P vs. Paul London & Rob Van Dam
In the ring, Orton shouts to MVP, demanding the chair, and Porter throws the chair to Orton in the ring.
Rob Van Dam: You keep peddlin this line that what you did to me at WrestleMania wasn’t personal … well in my book dude … kicking someone in the head, nearly ending their career?? That makes things personal!!
Orton catches it, and turns … RIGHT INTO A LEAPING VAN DAM … VAN DAMINATOR TO ORTON!!!!!!!!!!
Rob Van Dam: You crossed a line … and now that I’m back … I’m ready to cross that line too!!!
RVD quickly now hops to the top rope, taunting with his thumbs … BEFORE SOARING … FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH CONNECTS!!!!!! He covers the champion … 1……2……3!!!!!!!!!!
Winners: Rob Van Dam & Paul London @ 10:03 - Van Dam faces Randy Orton at Summerslam for the WWE Championship
Joey Styles: ROB VAN DAM JUST PINNED THE WWE CHAMPION!!! ROB VAN DAM IS GOING TO SUMMERSLAAAAAM!!!
Cut to August 3, where Orton and Van Dam come face to face in the ring…
Rob Van Dam: As much as I’d LOVE to rattle this piece of crap with steel chairs, ladders, trash cans, kendo sticks and stop signs … I think it’ll be even sweeter … when I beat Randy Orton … and regain MY WWE TITLE!!!
Van Dam rips up the waiver that Orton brought to the ring … and counters an RKO into dumping Orton out of the ring.
Rob Van Dam: So Orton, you can breathe easy. You’ll walk out of Wembley Stadium on your own power … but you’ll do it … WITHOUT … (prods his index finger on the title) … the W-W-E Championship!!
Van Dam throws the title out of the ring, allowing Orton to hold onto it for now.
Rob Van Dam vs. Garrison Cade
Cade runs off the ropes, rushing back at Van Dam … but RVD backs up, and drops the ropes, with the big Texan tumbling over the top, and onto the floor below!!! In the ring, Van Dam stands, looking to get the fans rocking, before motioning to the outside for a dive onto Cade … but as he backs up … RANDY ORTON SLIDES INTO THE RING AND BLASTS RVD FROM BEHIND WITH THE WWE TITLE BELT TO THE SKULL!!!!! Instant disqualification.
Winner: Via DQ - Rob Van Dam @ 06:21
Orton smirks, as he stands over RVD, who struggles back to his feet … and as soon as he does, he’s spun around … RKO!!!!! Orton backs into the corner, watching his prey … as RVD climbs to his knees … as the fans quieten … with Orton lining up the dreaded, sickening PUNT KICK …
Joey Styles: (Sombre) Oh dear God no. Someone- Someone please … not again.
Orton looks set to strike … ready, waiting … for the perfect moment … AND RUSHES … BUT TOMMY DREAMER SLIDES INTO THE RING AT THE LAST MOMENT TO STOP HIM!!!
Randy Orton: At this time, I’d like to address Tommy Dreamer, and his family… I’m sorry that you were in the wrong place … at the wrong time …
Orton says nothing, still seething from rage that he’s been stopped from playing out his plan, as RVD is seen being pulled from the ring by Dean Malenko and Michael Hayes, with two trainers also on stand by, quickly shining a torch in his eyes - concerned his head problems may have resurfaced.
Randy Orton: … I’m sorry that your wife and children had to watch me kick your head off it’s shoulders. But I’m NOT sorry that I did what I did.
In the ring, it looks like Orton has calmed down, with Dreamer seemingly thinking he has soothed the situation … UNTIL ORTON EXPLODES WITH AN RKO!!!!!
Joey Styles: WHA- SON OF A-
On the ramp, the agents, trainers and RVD turn, seeing what just happened, as RVD tries to come back to the ring, but Van Dam is held back … and can only watch, as Orton peers out of the ring at Van Dam on the ramp … and smiles.
Randy Orton: But I don’t blame you Tommy. Neither should your beautiful wife, and I’m certainly not to blame for what happened. The finger of blame is firmly pointed in one direction. The blame lies at one mans feet … Rob … Van … Dam.
Van Dam finally shoves the trainers away, and runs to the ring … BUT IT’S TOO LATE … ORTON RUNS ACROSS THE RING … AND PUNTS TOMMY DREAMER!!!!!
Randy Orton: Van Dam knows he is responsible for the fate which has befallen his good friend. HE is the reason Tommy Dreamer is in a hospital bed right now.
Instantly, Orton slides under the bottom rope, as RVD slides in, diving - BUT JUST MISSING - the WWE Champion, who escapes, and doesn’t look back, hopping over the barrier, and running into the darkness, through a sea of fans.
And, cut to the in ring showdown two days ago…
Rob Van Dam: I didn’t kick Tommy Dreamer in the skull, dude - YOU DID!! So quit with that same old crap that people just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Flashing shots of the punt kicks to Jericho, Dinsmore and RVD himself.
Rob Van Dam: What happened to Jericho wasn’t a coincidence, what happened to Dinsmore sure as hell wasn’t an accident … just like what happened to me, man
Flashing shots of Dreamer, Dinsmore and Jericho being placed on stretchers, and Ric Flair - head bowed - walking from the ring last year.
Rob Van Dam: On behalf of Tommy Dreamer, Nick Dinsmore, Chris Jericho and even Ric Flair … but most importantly … for my own personal happiness … Imma hand out the beating of a lifetime TO YOU, Randy, and Imma become the TWO TIME WWE CHAMPION!!!
A lingering shot of RVD holding the title, and Orton looking in fear, backing away from the ring.
Rob Van Dam: So, in other words … You’re ass is grass … and at Summerslam?? I’M GONNA SMOKE IT!!!
A final, face to face shot of Orton and Van Dam three weeks ago.
Footage cuts backstage, and to KELLY KELLY, who is standing by with MATT HARDY!!!
Kelly Kelly: Hi everyone, it’s Kelly, and right now, I’m here with Matt Hardy, who later tonight challenges for the Intercontinental title!! Matt, it’s a triple threat match in which one of the opponents is due to be heavily favoured by his home nation. After everything you’ve been through in trying to win the title all summer long … is tonight the night for you to upset these fans in London??
Rather excitedly, Hardy begins to respond.
Matt Hardy: Kelly, I’m as sentimental as the next guy. I love to see someone go to their hometown, or their home country and be triumphant. Usually. Tonight though, it’s different. Tonight, I’m right in the middle of the equation. And like you said Kelly … I’ve been chasing this holy grail all summer. I’m not about to let sentiment get in the way of that. Tonight, at Summerslam, I’m not expecting to be cheered out of the building … I’m expecting quite the opposite in fact. Because I’m gonna ruin the Wembley fairytale for William Regal … for I have my own happy ending that’ll be written … at Summerslam.
Hardy nods, before patting Kelly on the shoulder as he walks from the set, leaving Kelly to watch on, nodding to show she is impressed.
~ CELEBRATING TWENTY YEARS OF SUMMERSLAM ~
IN A CLASSIC CONTEST, INSIDE THE MECCA OF SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT, BRET HART ANNOUNCES HIS ARRIVAL AS A BREAKOUT STAR BY WINNING THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP FROM MR. PERFECT, FORCING PERFECT TO TAP OUT TO THE SHARPSHOOTER!!
WWE SUMMERSLAM | AUGUST 19 2007 | LONDON, ENGLAND
ONLY ON PAY PER VIEW
And, back at the gorilla position, we see JOSH MATHEWS, who talks about the moment just witnessed, and recalls some of the other great Intercontinental title matches in Summerslam history, touching on tonight’s I.C title match too, and how William Regal has the chance to repeat history after Davey Boy Smith walked out of Wembley with the Intercontinental Title. Mathews is then joined by Kelly, who talks about Matt Hardy being determined to see to it that THAT doesn’t happen tonight.
The two then move on, and discuss the only man competing tonight that also appeared at Summerslam in 1992; THE UNDERTAKER. Tonight, Taker is challenged by Edge, and our two presenters discuss how much is at stake for Edge … and then discussion moves on to how much is also at stake for MISTER KENNEDY AND JOHN CENA!!! Mathews and Kelly talk about both men being caught in a state of limbo at present, and a victory or defeat could well determine what direction both men move in in the coming months…
JOHN CENA VS MISTER KENNEDY | VIDEO PACKAGE:
The video opens up with slow motion clips of John Cena celebrating with his first World Title win at WrestleMania 21, his second at Armageddon 2005 and third, six months ago at SuperBrawl.
John Cena: See … there’s a difference between the best … and the rest. For the best … it kills them not to be involved in the main events of the biggest events.
Then cut to slow motion shots of Kennedy losing to Christian at Vengeance, then again, less than a month later, failing to capture the World Championship.
John Cena: For the rest … they’re happy to be “Close … but not close enough” … and laugh off the fact that they’re out of the big picture when it really matters … You’ve shown me what category you fall under.
The video then cuts to shots of the night Cena was SUPPOSED to face Kennedy last month, as we hear the two men speaking from the previous week over the footage…
John Cena: You wanna piece of me??
Kennedy marches onto the stage, but slows as he continues down the aisle, the slow walk soon turns into a very slow meander towards the ringside area, and the 2006 King of the Ring hops onto the apron … but immediately drops back off, and decides to take a walk around the ringside area, bobbing his head, chewing on his gum, making Cena wait.
Mister Kennedy: Ohhh yeah, I want it, big shot.
Cena has had enough, stepping through the ropes to get out and confront the 2006 King of the Ring, but Kennedy comes forward, raising his hands up, telling Cena “ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT … I WAS ONLY PLAYIN” … Cena ducks back through the ropes, allowing Kennedy to get in, and Kennedy gets onto the steps, putting one foot on the apron … then turns to the fans, shrugging and says “NAHHH!!”
Eric Bischoff: Then that’s what it’ll be - NEXT WEEK!! John Cena and Mister Kennedy.
Cena is furious, and attempts to get out of the ring, but as he does, a big rush of noise develops from the fans … BEFORE CENA IS BLASTED WITH A CAMERA …
… BY THE MIZ!!!!!
Jim Ross: The Miz just attacked John Cena with that damn camera!!
The Coach: It’s a live edition of the Reality Check, J.R!!!
Jim Ross: WHAT THE HELL IS GOIN ON HERE!!! ARE MIZ AND KENNEDY IN THIS TOGETHER???
Kennedy sees Cena getting up, and quickly turns the camera around, shouting into it “AND THE OSCAR FOR BEST DIRECTOR GOES TO…”
… AND KENNEDY CRACKS THE CAMERA OVER THE HEAD OF CENA AGAIN!!!!!
Jim Ross: THAT’S ENOUGH DAMMIT!!!!
Cena crumbles to the mat, as Kennedy turns the camera around again; “MIST-ERRR KEN-ED-DAYYYYYYY!!!” Kennedy pauses, and looks around, with Cena moving again, on one knee … AND BLASTS HIM ONCE MORE - WITH REAL FINALITY THIS TIME!!!
Mister Kennedy: John Cena maybe didn’t put me through a table, maybe he didn’t cheap shot me in the past … but that doesn’t surprise me. Bullies tend to pick on those that are weaker than them.
Cena hit’s the canvas, with the overly excited Miz standing over his fallen foe, talking trash (real tough guy stuff) … whilst Kennedy turns the camera around once more … “KEN-NED-DAYYYYY”
Mister Kennedy: Whilst everyone else in the back is happy to see John Cena push his weight around and bully people … I’m not. I wont just stand around and watch Cena push people around to get what he wants.
Cena is left on the canvas, looking up at the lights, with a trickle of blood dripping from his forehead after THREE camera shots.
Jim Ross: Kennedy better realise that there will be HELL TO PAY for his actions tonight, and you can bet that The Miz will be getting his too!!!
Footage cuts to the following week, where J.R interviewed Kennedy and Miz in the ring…
Jim Ross: On a number of occasions you have made it clear that you want to be a main event player. Yet last week, when the opportunity presented itself to prove your credentials … you passed it up, and took the easy way out of the match.
Shots are shown from WrestleMania when Cena lost the title at the Superdome … and then differing shots of fans recently turning against Cena, and signs such as ‘CENA SUX’
Mister Kennedy: You trying to ask in a roundabout way if I’m scared to take on Cena??Ever since he lost his title at WrestleMania?? He aint been quite the same, has he?? His bubble has burst. The wheels have came off, and the Chain Gang hasn’t had too many membership renewals this year.
We then see Cena showing the strain, sitting up in the ring with his head down at one point, then cut to Vengeance when he tapped to the ankle lock.
Mister Kennedy: John Cena is a star on the wane … he’s been found out. Hell, the guy tapped out to Kurt Angle.
Clips are shown of Cena putting Miz through a table … and Santino … and refusing to relinquish the STFU on jobber Rich Young … with shots of fan reactions in the crowd from shocked … to appalled.
Mister Kennedy: And now, he’s losin his grip. The nice guy act has already worn thin, and the fans see through it. Yet … despite all that … yeah … John Cena is still a big name … maybe even THE biggest name … for now.
Shots of Kennedy picking up a win over Shawn Michaels in May, and applying the Krossface to Christian on numerous occasions.
Mister Kennedy: And I’m (puts his index finger and thumb a millimetre apart) this close to reaching that level. I’m one big win away from breaking the glass ceiling, but there’s a time and a place to do it.
Clips now of Mister Kennedy walking to the ring at WrestleMania, and the tens of thousands of fans surrounding him, before flashing shots of the Summerslam logo.
Mister Kennedy: I could’ve beaten Cena last week and left his career in tatters, sure. But why not do it on the biggest stage possible, huh?? Why not announce myself in the upper echelon by picking off a big name - the biggest name - at the biggest Summerslam of all time??
Cena then makes his entrance, addressing Kennedy from the top of the ramp.
John Cena: You want me at Summerslam?? You want to “pick me off” at Wembley?? I’d love to see ya try. Let’s do it!!! But that … (Cena wags his finger) … thaaaaat’s four weeks away. After what you did to me last week?? I don’t feel like waiting for four weeks …
Cena drops the mic … AND SPRINTS TOWARD THE RING … and Kennedy shoves Miz to the wolves - RIGHT INTO AN FU FROM CENA TO THE MIZ!!!! Cena quickly gets back up … AND GETS LOW BLOWED INSTANTLY!!!!!
John Cena: All the talk around here is about how my star is fading, and my time at the top is over … but Ken, on Sunday it’s win or bust … FOR YOU!!!
Kennedy stands over the writhing figure of Cena, grabbing him by the face, with the camera in the other hand, filming everything … yelling at Cena “YOU‘RE ON THE OUTS CENA … AND I‘M FINISHING YOU OFF AT SUMMERSLAM!!!”
John Cena: We’re gonna find out if YOU have the heart … if YOU have the ability to reach the top.
… BUT CENA SHOCKS HIM, TRIPPING KENNEDY DOWN … AND SCURRIES TO APPLY THE STFU … BUT KENNEDY SCRAMBLES FREE … AND EXIT’S THE RING!!!
John Cena: And believe me, if you wanna step over me and get to the top, you WILL need to have it.
Kennedy sprints halfway up the ramp. Cena turns, seeing Miz laying flat out on the canvas … and shouts up at Kennedy; “FORGETTING SOMEONE??”
John Cena: Havin Miz in your corner?? That aint gonna cut it, kid.
Cena turns, dragging the lifeless Miz to his feet, and onto his shoulders … walking to the ropes, and shouts up at Kennedy; “HERE … TAKE HIM” … and with that, CENA DELIVERS AN FU … SENDING MIZ OUT OF THE RING TO THE FLOOR BELOW!!!!!
John Cena: Right now it’s all fun and games … but at Summerslam, Kennedy is gonna find himself in deep water.
AUGUST 6 | JOHN CENA VS THE MIZ
Cena stops, and waves it off, mouthing “CHICKEN” to his rival, before getting back into the ring, pointing to Jack Doan to make sure Kennedy stays away. Doan is seen turning, and admonishing Kennedy from ringside, whilst Cena picks Miz up … BUT GETS BLASTED WITH THE CAMERA!!!!!
John Cena: Kennedy sees me, and he thinks he sees easy prey to get another step on the ladder. He wants to be the main events. He wants to be the face of the WWE, and I’m his ticket to the top.
Kennedy must’ve dropped the camera to Miz when he ran back into the ring!!!!! Cena collapses to the mat, as the groggy Miz throws the evidence out, laying on top of Cena, as a smile develops on the face of Kennedy, watching as Doan turns around to see the cover … and the count is made, with Doan unaware of the foreign object - too busy admonishing Kennedy … 1...2...3!!!
Winner: The Miz @ 02:29
John Cena: A lot of people say a loss at Summerslam means I’m done. But don’t get it mixed up. Kennedy aint goin to Wembley with nothing to lose and everything to gain. This is his last big shot at hittin the top.
The Miz - dazed and confused - has his hand raised, and is held up by Kennedy who has joined him in the ring, as we see Cena beginning to come around already, and to rub it in, Kennedy has the camera in his possession, and tries to film Cena as he comes around, laughing heartily.
Then, cut to last week on Raw, and Coaches Playas Club…
Mister Kennedy: I had to work my butt off to realise my dream of makin the big time … I went through ordeals that you couldn’t even begin to imagine, since you probably only had to deal with a fraction - a TINY fraction - of the crap I endured to make it here.
Cena doesn’t back up an inch, and responds.
John Cena: Take it from me … even though I didn’t have to travel as long a road as you to get here, I suffered. I went through all those trials and tribulations you went through. Don’t try and sell me short, okay. But Ken … there’s a reason why it took me two years to get my break, and it took you five.
Kennedy mouths “Enlighten me”.
John Cena: It’s drive.
Clips are shown throughout Cenas career in the WWE, from his generic beginnings, to his hip hop street wear, using the custom knucks, and winning the World Heavyweight Title.
John Cena: From the minute I laced a pair of boots, THIS is where I wanted to be, and through hell or high water, I was gonna make it. So I took my medicine, I slept in cars - like you, I wrestled in front of fifty people - like you, I had to get changed in toilets and parking lots - like you … but I didn’t feel sorry for myself. NOTHIN was handed to me. I had the drive and passion to make it here … it aint my fault you didn’t.
Mister Kennedy: My heart and ability will be on show for ALL to see at Wembley Stadium. Ninety thousand fans are gonna witness me finishing your sorry career off - once and for all.
The Miz: And I’M gonna get it ALL on candid camera!!
KENNEDY BLINDSIDES CENA!!!
Kennedy cracks Cenas head from behind with the mic, sending Cena into the ropes, and he proceeds to open up with a barrage of right hands to the temple of Cena … AS MIZ - AND COACH - JOIN IN!!!
Jim Ross: H- WHAT THE HELL IS THIS ABOUT!!!
The three men take it to Cena, hammering him down in the corner, with Kennedy issuing instructions, before leaving the corner and tipping over the couch … AS CENA FIGHTS BACK!!!
Mister Kennedy: You know how you said earlier about the differences between the best and the rest??
CENA SCOOPS KENNEDY UP FOR THE FU … BUT KENNEDY GRABS THE TOP ROPE … AND SCRAMBLES OVER … TO SAFETY!!!
Mister Kennedy: Well … you know what separates the bitter losers from the driven winners?? The driven winners will take their kicks, dust themselves off, and then try again … and be better next time.
Kennedy quickly stumbles to the ramp, and Cena turns his attention to Miz who is slowly clambering to his feet … and makes sure Kennedy is watching … BEFORE DRILLING MIZ WITH AN FU!!!!!
Mister Kennedy: The bitter losers wont realise they simply weren’t good enough for the main event of the biggest shows in the first place, and instead?? They’ll stamp their feet, whine, bitch, moan and complain because they didn’t get their way … even though they never earned it.
Cena quickly stands up, as Kennedy backs up the ramp, shaking his head, mouthing to Cena “YOU WONT DO THAT TO ME” … as Cena nods, as if to say, ‘Yes I will’. Cena then spots the camera … and picks it up. He holds it up, with the fans cheering, and with Kennedy watching from the ramp … CENA SLAMS IT DOWN - AND STAMPS THE OBJECT!!!
Mister Kennedy: You’ve just shown me what category you fall under.
Cut to the July 9 Raw, with both men face to face in Eric Bischoffs office.
Jim Ross: Mister Kennedy will have to put up or shut up. He meets John Cena at Summerslam in a match that could seriously alter both mens career path depending on victory or defeat.
Shots of Cena and Kennedy celebrating, playing to the fans / posing.
Paul Heyman: But if John Cena wants any shot at the title in the future, he’s gotta beat Kennedy!!! It’s a match that both men have to win, and neither man can afford to lose!!!
Clips of Cena throughout his downward spiral since WrestleMania, looking down and out at times, whilst we see Kennedy picking up wins over HBK, Rey Mysterio and leaving Christian laid out.
The Coach: And a loss for either man will be devastating. Cena has been battling to remain at the top of the ladder, unable to secure the shot he desperately craves at the World Heavyweight Title he lost at WrestleMania, whilst Kennedy has spent the entire year on a quest for acceptance and respect. He wants to be viewed at a top guy around here, and to do it, he has to beat John Cena at the biggest Summerslam ever!!
Final shot of both men, face to face, once more, neither backing up an inch.
Jim Ross: CENA AND KENNEDY; FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER … IT’S WIN … OR BUST!!!
Now, backstage, MATT STRIKER is with THE MIZ!!! Miz, wearing a hoodie and a shirt, looks smug as ever, goofing toward the camera that he is 2-0 in his career thus far…
Matt Striker: Miz, tonight at Summerslam you will have the opportunity to walk the aisle alongside … well, a mentor of sorts, a man that has struck up a fruitful friendship with you since you debuted on Raw - that of course, is Mister Kennedy.
The Miz: You mean my business associate??
Matt Striker: Very well. Tonight, you will accompany Mister Kennedy to the ring for his eagerly anticipated showdown with John Cena. How does it feel - having been part of Monday Night Raw for such a short period - how does it feel to be a part of the biggest Summerslam of all time??
The Miz: How do I feel?? How do you feel?? You’re standing alongside a future WWE Champion, a future Hall of Famer, the future holder of the title ‘greatest of ALLL time’!!! In case you didn’t know it Matt, I am TWO and OH right now. That’s two wins - no losses. A year ago, Umaga was right in the position I was. Now look at him… this time next year?? Maybe it’ll be me in the main event of Summerslam, facing off against my good friend - the man that’ll wipe the floor with John Cena - that’s Mister Kennedy to you.
Striker doesn’t seem to know how to respond to that barrage … so Miz fills the silence.
The Miz: It’s okay, Matt. Relax. I might not show it, due to being much more restrained than you … but I’m really excited to be here. I mean, there are gonna be NINETY THOUSAND Miz-fits chanting my name out there later … I cannot wait.
Striker looks a little baffled by Miz’ expectation, and decides to move on.
Matt Striker: And, could you shed any light on Mister Kennedy’s frame of mind today as he prepares to face John Cena?? Many believe tonight is a make or break situation for him - do or die if you will - has that add-
The Miz: Excuse me?? Do or die?? Are you kidding?? Maybe the excitement has gotten to you Matt … but I’ve already stated that Mister Kennedy is gonna wipe the floor with John Cena tonight. This isn’t a case of do OR die … it’s simply … do. My friend, the courageous warrior that he is, will send a message to bullies all around the world when he defeats John Cena and sends his sorry ass to the job centre!! Tonight, not only will you see ME … but you get to see the end of “John Cena; Superstar” … and the beginning of “Mister Kennedy; Hero” right here, live and in living colour at Summer slam - TO-NIGHT … HOO-RAH!!!
Miz smirks, as the picture fades out…
~ CELEBRATING TWENTY YEARS OF SUMMERSLAM ~
IN A MATCH THAT WOULD EVENTUALLY BE VOTED THE 2000 MATCH OF THE YEAR IN THE WWE, THE HARDY BOYS, THE DUDLEY BOYS AND WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS EDGE AND CHRISTIAN FOLLOWED UP THE TRIANGLE LADDER MATCH AT THAT YEARS WRESTLEMANIA WITH THE FIRST EVER - AND UNFORGETTABLE - TABLES, LADDERS AND CHAIRS MATCH, WHICH RAISED THE BAR OF RISK TAKING AND ATHLETICISM TO A LEVEL NEVER SEEN BEFORE, CEMENTING ALL SIX MEN IN THE ANNALS OF WWE-LORE.
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And, at the entrance stage, a camera shot of ladders, tables and chairs can be seen, as we hear from Matt Striker again, who stands by with Kelly Kelly, and they begin to talk about the TLC match tonight for the World Tag Team Titles between MNM and STRAIGHT EDGE with the losing team set to be barred from Monday Night Raw, bringing the curtain down on an eight month long rivalry between the two teams … as the presenters begin to discuss if Helms, Punk, Nitro and Mercury can live up to the original TLC match seven years ago at Summer slam.
But, as we cut to Josh Mathews in a sky box high above, he reminds his co-hosts that the World Tag team titles aren’t the only tag titles on the line tonight, and that the WWE Tag titles are also up for grabs, with AMW defending the titles in their first match since retiring Booker T at the Great American Bash last month … with the new team of Carlito and Kofi Kingston providing the challenge … as he begins to question what kind of shape the champs are in after a month of no training, drinking every night, eating badly, and gaining a LOT of weight during their time off. He wonders aloud if AMW are about to get a shock of a lifetime when they compete a little later, before sending us off to a video package to recap how the Caribbean Connection earned their title shot…
~ #1 CONTENDERS TOURNAMENT FOR THE WWE TAG TEAM TITLES ~
“Hands Open” by Snow Patrol plays through the video package
Action plays from the opening round (with some soundbites from commentary included), where The Daredevils beat Kid Kash and Elix Skipper to progress, whilst Los Latinos overcome the makeshift unit of The Brian Kendrick and Chris Masters. Then, we cut to Haas & Albright making quick work of The James Boys, and Carlito & Kofi defeating the former stars in Test & Rob Conway.
Throughout the clips of action, we see various clips of AMW during their vacation, drinking beer, eating unhealthy food.
We cut to the semi finals, and the Master Craftsmen holding off the spirited challenge of Los Latinos to progress, before the Caribbean Connection and The Daredevils put on a scintillating spectacle, which sees Kofi pin Evan Bourne to book his teams spot in the final.
And more various clips of Harris and Storm on holiday, being rude and crude, with shots of the two slobs sleeping, and close ups of their expanding guts.
Then, the footage recaps the previous meetings between the Connection and the Craftsmen … before ending on the back and forth battle last Monday night on Raw, where Carlito finally beat Albright, earning the shot at AMW.
Backstage now, Kristal Marshall and Kelly Kelly recap both tag titles being on the line tonight, then they talk about TLC not being the only high risk match on the PPV tonight, switching gears and talking about THE WrestleMania rematch - the Streetfight between Triple H and Brock Lesnar, with Kristal saying it’s the match she’s been asked about the most all week long, and tonight it finally happens. They question what condition Lesnar truly is in after the shocking assault two weeks ago on Smackdown, and then intro the lead up to the grudge match of the year…
STREETFIGHT | VIDEO PACKAGE
The video opens up with clips from WrestleMania where Brock Lesnar defeated Triple H, playing over the words of The Game …
Triple H: I still haven’t forgotten WrestleMania … At WrestleMania, you got a Triple H that was far from his best. You got me at a time when I didn’t trust my own abilities … since then, I’ve had a lot of time to think.
Then, clips from Judgment Day, where thanks to a well placed sledgehammer, Randy Orton defeated Brock Lesnar, and at The Great American Bash, The Game screwed Lesnar out of the title in person.
Triple H: I didn’t set the sledgehammer up for Orton at Judgment Day because I was too afraid to do it myself … and I didn’t arrange for that distraction at the Great American Bash because I didn’t have the guts to meet you face to face …
Cut to July 16 and Triple H speaking in the ring.
Triple H: So you don’t have to call me out anymore … because I’m officially accepting your challenge!! You want me?? YOU GOT IT!!!
Then, the following Smackdown, and clips of both men making their way to the ring, for the contract signing.
Triple H: You want me at Summerslam?? YOU’RE ON!!!
The two men sit across from each other at the table, as security surround the ring, as both men try to keep calm.
Eric Bischoff: Alright gentlemen. You know why we’re all here. Now, I had a little something extra thrown into the deal. I’m not prepared to ruin THE WrestleMania rematch with a DQ or a count out. Oh no … at Summerslam, it’ll be Triple H and Brock Lesnar … in a … STREETFIGHT!!!
Then, clips of both men signing the contract.
Eric Bischoff: Ladies and Gentlemen, THERE you have it!!! It’s … OFFICIAL!!! THE WrestleMania Rematch will take place at Summerslam inside Wembley Stadium, Triple H, Brock Lesnar; STREETFIGHT!!!
LESNAR SHOOTS UP, FLIPPING THE TABLE OVER!!! The fans explode, as Lesnar tries to get at Triple H … BUT SECURITY POUR INTO THE RING - SMOTHERING LESNAR … AND TRIPLE H - STOPPING THE TWO MEN FROM FIGHTING!!!
Joey Styles: This thing is boiling over in front of our very eyes!!!
Both Lesnar and Triple H try to wriggle free to get at each other, but there is simply TOO MANY security people for them to break free. Both are held down, kicking wildly as they are restrained.
Paul Heyman: It’s taking two dozen guys to keep ‘em apart!!!
Lesnar is escorted from the ring, STILL trying to break free from security, whilst Triple H is brought to his feet, but held in the corner, seen trying to reason with security, whilst Lesnar is still being hauled up the aisle to keep the two rivals as far from one another as possible … as we hear a later promo from Bischoff over the footage…
Eric Bischoff: I received a fax directly from WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, and the office of WWE Commissioner; Jesse Ventura.
The video cuts to July 27, where The Game attacks Lesnar, leaving him laying…
Eric Bischoff: Mister Ventura has stressed his concerns with both men and their recent actions, and the potential consequences should the situation escalate any further.
And then to July 30, where an irate Lesnar chases after The Game, looking for a measure of revenge, but doesn’t quite get him.
Eric Bischoff: With that in mind, Mister Ventura has implemented a zero tolerance, NO contact ruling between Brock Lesnar and Triple H.
Footage switches to August 3, and the in ring showdown between the pair … and their entrances to the ring …
Eric Bischoff: Should either man lay a hand on the other before their match at Summerslam?? Not only will their match at Summerslam be called off … but the instigator of any fight between them will be suspended indefinitely … WITHOUT pay.
Lesnar steps onto the apron, with Triple H backing up, allowing Lesnar to get into the ring … and he steps in … with THE GAME WALKING RIGHT UP TO HIM … AND THEY GO FACE TO FACE - INCHES FROM EACH OTHERS FOREHEADS!!!
Joey Styles: Remember, it’s zero tolerance. They lay a hand on each other?? Summerslam - for them - is off.
Triple H steps forward, ominously close to Lesnars face, leaving his chin out - OFFERING Lesnar the free shot.
Triple H: Here’s your shot … RIGHT HERE!! TAKE THE SHOT!!! Think about it. Think about what happened last week. Don’t you want to get some payback??
Lesnars fist clenches … and the Iron Man breathes heavily, boiling over … AND HE … RIPS THE MICROPHONE FROM TRIPLE H!!!
Brock Lesnar: You’d love that, right?? You’d LOVE for me to take a cheap shot, get suspended, and save you from going through hell at Summerslam.
Brock smiles, as clips are shown of Lesnar punishing opponents throughout the years; Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, Steve Austin, and wiping the blood on his massive chest.
Brock Lesnar: Take one free shot tonight?? Or give you the beating of a lifetime at the biggest Summerslam of all time?? It says just about everything about you. You’re scared of what’ll happen come Summerslam. Scared, of what I’m capable of doing, and scared of what’ll be left of your career when I’m finished.
And back to the two men face to face that night on Smackdown.
Brock Lesnar: Did you really think … that I’d fall for it?? That I couldn’t keep my cool tonight?? How stupid do you think I am, Hunter??
Disingenuously, HHH claps.
Triple H: I’ll hand it to ya, Brock. You’re smarter than I thought. I didn’t think anything would’ve stopped you tonight from coming for a fight. But just when I thought I had you figured out … you go and prove me wrong. I didn’t think you’d be the type to bow to authority. I didn’t think you’d be this calm. Sometimes … I even outdo myself.
“Huh??” Is the puzzled muffle from Joey Styles on commentary, as confusion filters around, with Lesnar looking puzzled. Triple H though, still smiles … then snarls.
Triple H: Check mate.
TRIPLE H KICKS LESNAR IN THE NUTS … and follows up with a PEDIGREE!!!!!
Joey Styles: NO!!! Wh- WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!!!
The Game rolls out of the ring, and throws up the apron, quickly pulling a sledgehammer from under the ring, to a chorus of boos (plus some faint cheers) as we see a shellshocked Eric Bischoff walking onto the stage, waving behind the curtain, as POLICE file out.
Triple H: You really think I’d throw that match away?? THINK ABOUT IT!!! Where did that fax come from, huh?? WHO sent it?? THINK ERIC … think … about … who … I’m … married to.
Cut to clips of the old McMahon-Helmsley regime back in 2000, where Triple H and Stephanie ruled the roost, along with their on screen reuniting last year.
Triple H: Jesse Ventura didn’t send any damn fax … Mrs Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley sent that fax.
Triple H BLASTS A RECOVERING BROCK LESNAR WITH THE SLEDGEHAMMER RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES!!!!!!!!!!
Triple H: Twice now, I’ve made the Iron Man look average. I’ve made him look weak … regular. I’ve made the “Iron Man” bleed, I’ve put him on the shelf … TWICE.
Brock Lesnar is shown bleeding - BADLY!!! Still, the superhuman Iron Man is TRYING to get himself to his feet, grabbing the ropes … but Triple H targets him again … AND DRIVES THE SLEDGEHAMMER INTO THE EXPOSED RIBS OF LESNAR!!!
Triple H: Five months ago, just before WrestleMania, I put a beating on Brock Lesnar like no one ever had before. I bust him up, and put the big guy down … and for that night, he … stayed … down. But nine days later, he was back, and he kicked my ass all over New Orleans at WrestleMania … I don’t made the same mistake twice.
Triple H swings the sledgehammer at the officers as they try to climb onto the apron, forcing them back off, before he sets himself … AND DRIVES THE SLEDGEHAMMER INTO THE BACK OF LESNARS SKULL!!!!!!!!
Triple H: Last Friday, I made that beat down before WrestleMania look like a tea party. More blows, more sledgehammer shots, more blood … more damage. This time … I done a real number on him.
The Game drops the hammer, and drops to his knees, hauling the prone body of Lesnar up, hooking the head with his left arm … and proceeds to pound the bloody forehead of the defenceless Iron Man … blow after blow, forcing the cut deeper … and the taped fists of Triple H go from pure white … to blood red. Shots are shown in black and white from the previous beat down from Triple H to Lesnar two weeks before WrestleMania 23 … eerily similar to this one.
Joey Styles: (Lowly, but matter of factly) Relentless.
Cut to the following Monday, where Triple H stands in the ring, showing the blood soaked hand wrap he was wearing on Smackdown.
Triple H: THE WrestleMania rematch … will be THE public execution of the so-called Iron Man. It will be … THE end … of Brock Lesnar.
He holds up the bandages for all to see, before dropping them to the canvas.
Then, the video cuts to just Friday night, where Triple H, Kurt Angle and Test beat down Rey Mysterio, and just as The Game was set to strike with the sledgehammer…
**HERE COMES THE PAIN**
Joey Styles: HE IS HERE!!!
Triple H’s eyes damn near pop out (especially Triple H) … as BROCK F’N LESNAR walks onto the stage - carrying a steel chair!!!
Paul Heyman: BROCK LESNAR - BROCK LESNAR!!!
Dressed in training gear - and brandishing his awesome facial hair (look it up, it’s an epic beard) Lesnar stands on the stage … as Triple H stands in the ring, both breathing heavily - flaring their nostrils.
Joey Styles: YOU CAN TASTE THE TENSION - THE BAD BLOOD!!!
Before Lesnar can strike, Test gets in his way … AND EATS A CHAIR SHOT FOR HIS TROUBLES!!!
Jim Ross: It’s just Lesnar and The Game now!!!
Triple H tries to retrieve his sledgehammer, and as he gets it, he swings instantly at Lesnar - but Lesnar gets the chair up to block it, and the hammer drops from The Games grasp!!! Brock SWINGS AGAIN … BUT TRIPLE H DUCKS DOWN - AND OUT OF THE RING!!!!!
Jim Ross: Is he postponing the inevitable!!?? Can Triple H avoid the rampaging Iron Man in forty eight hours time!!???
Lesnar grabs the mic, as the footage switches between this night, and two weeks prior where Triple H destroyed Brock.
Brock Lesnar: HUNTER!!! YOU CAN RUN TONIGHT, YA LITTLE BITCH!!!
Lesnar is ATTACKED BY TEST!!!!! … BUT LESNAR EXPLODES ON TEST WITH A BELLY TO BELLY!!!!! … Spliced with the beat down from Triple H to Brock on August 3.
Brock Lesnar: But - IF you have the balls to show at Wembley, lemme promise you THREE things …ONE; Imma bust you WIDE open!!! TWO; Imma break every single bone I get my hands on … and THREE; I WILL BEAT YOU SO *BLEEP* BADLY … YOU’LL NEVER WANT TO STEP FOOT IN A RING AGAIN!!!
Lesnar trails Test back to his feet, and onto his shoulders … DELIVERING THE F5 … AND CRACKS TESTS KNEE OFF THE RING POST!!!!! … Spliced with Triple H standing over Brock on August 3.
Brock Lesnar: You’re gonna live to regret what you did to me two weeks ago … but not because I’m more pissed off than ever … but because you had to chance to end my career … and because you didn’t …
LESNAR HITS ANOTHER F5 … THIS TIME THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!!!
Brock Lesnar: I’M GONNA END YOURS!!!!!!
Now, Lesnar climbs onto the Smackdown announce table, raising his hands, ripping his tank top off - showing off his heavily taped ribs - as he eyeballs Triple H, who is seen backing up to the entrance curtain …
Joey Styles: IT’S THE WRESTLEMANIA REMATCH ON SUNDAY!!! BUT WEMBLEY MIGHT NOT BE BIG ENOUGH TO HOLD TRIPLE H AND BROCK LESNAR!!! IT’LL BE ONE OF THE AGES - A NIGHT TO REMEMBER … SUMMERSLAM. SUNDAY. OH MY GAWWWWWWD!!!!!
… and the video ends with a split screen of Lesnar and Triple H at the end of Smackdown, with fire in both mens eyes, staring at one another from a distance…
And, the show returns to the merch stand, where Josh Mathews and Matt Striker are surrounded by fans as they try to discuss the match later tonight between Triple H and Brock Lesnar, with Josh picking Brock, and Matt going for The Game, then they move on to the Womens championship match, which - at this point - is STILL in jeopardy.
Striker notes that he spoke with Eric Bischoff earlier in the night, and the GM stated he will give Mickie James as long as he possibly can tonight for the champion to make her decision as to whether she will compete … or forfeit the title. Mathews comments that it will be sad if Mickie is forced to hand over her title due to injury, before segueing to another potential new champion; MVP, with Mr. 305 getting the opportunity to take the United States title tonight, throwing backstage to Kristal, who is currently standing by with Porter…
Kristal Marshall: Thank you Josh, and right now, I’m here with Montel Vontavious Porter who tonight, challenges Paul London for the United States Title. MVP, you’ve waited for this opportunity for quite some time…
MVP nods in agreement.
M.V.P: It’s long overdue, Kristal. But as the sayin goes; “Good things come to those who wait” … and after the time I’ve had to wait for my shot at the U.S strap?? I’m expecting Summerslam to bring me something REAL good.
Kristal Marshall: And, given the recent, well documented problems with fatigue that Paul London seems to be suffering from, surely there will be no better time to challenge for the United States title than right here at Summerslam. Would you agree??
Porter furrows his brow, not liking the question.
M.V.P: Whoa now. Don’t go sellin me short. Less talk on London bein tired, more about me finally getting the bling that I richly deserve. Maybe the poor little guy is tired. So what?? We’re all tired. We’re all beat up. We been all over the globe for the last month … but this is what separates the men from boys. Fact is Kristal, even on his best day?? Paul London aint a match for me on my worst. As fate would have it though; and unluckily for London … he’s gonna get Mr. 305 on his best day.
MVP removes his sunglasses, and smirks.
M.V.P: And that’ll only mean one thing … a new United States Champ … and all out … BALLIN!!!
Porter winks, before walking off the set.
~ CELEBRATING TWENTY YEARS OF SUMMERSLAM ~
IN A SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS, PAUL BEARER TURNS HIS BACK ON THE UNDERTAKER, REFUSING TO HAND HIM THE URN DURING THE FIRST EVER BOILER ROOM BRAWL MATCH, AS THE ACTION MADE ITS WAY TO THE RING. INSTEAD, BEARER WOULD ALIGN HIMSELF WITH MANKIND, LEAVING THE UNDERTAKER AFTER SIX YEARS BY HIS SIDE.
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And, back at the ringside area, it’s Kelly Kelly and Matt Striker again, with the pair discussing The Undertaker once again, and his history at Summerslam, with Edge looking to pick The Deadman off a little later tonight in a rivalry that heated up in the last seven days. They then talk about a feud that has been on fire for quite some time, and discuss KURT ANGLE and REY MYSTERIO who also collide tonight, talking about how much Angle has disrespected Mysterio over the past month, and that tonight it comes to a head, with Rey looking to gain the last laugh after having to suffer with Angles abuse for so long…
REY MYSTERIO VS KURT ANGLE | VIDEO PACKAGE
MEXICO CITY; JULY 16
Kurt Angle is stood in the ring, wearing a mask…
Kurt Angle: To you people, I’m making a mockery out of the luchadors by coming out here and wearing a mask. That’s why you all love Mysterio. He says he wears the mask to honour the prestige and the history of Mexican luchadors … but Rey’s making a mockery out of every single one of you fans.
Clips are shown of the famous masked luchas over the generations … including Mysterio himself.
Kurt Angle: He’s making a mockery of El Santo, his uncle, and all the other luchadors that did wear these with pride. The guys who did honour the heritage of lucha libre. Mysterio wears the mask to sell merchandise. The mask means absolutely nothing to Mysterio … and he’s laughing under that mask.
Shots of amateur footage from Reys early days in the business in Mexico.
Kurt Angle: He’s so proud of his Mexican heritage … his family is so proud of the Mexican way of life … that little Rey Rey was born, raised AND resides … North of the Border.
Photos from Mysterios childhood.
Kurt Angle: Anyone with something to hide wears a mask. THIEVES wear masks, people. And Rey Mysterio is little more than a common pick pocket.
Footage begins to be shown of the twenty man battle royal the week previously on Raw, and Kurt Angle dumping out Stevie Richards, JTG and Monty Brown - DOMINATING the match.
Kurt Angle: Last week, in my hometown - my actual hometown - of Pittsburgh PA, little Rey STOLE my rightful title shot from me. I dominated last weeks Battle Royal, and I eliminated more guys than anyone else - by far.
Mike Knox and Greg Helms are also eliminated by Kurt Angle in short order, as do Dustin Rhodes, William Regal and Rhyno … leaving it down to Angle and Mysterio.
Kurt Angle: Yet it was Rey, like a stereotypical Mexican hopping over the border … that snuck in through the backdoor to win the match.
Mysterio channels Shawn Michaels from the Royal Rumble in ‘95, with his feet not hitting the floor, and upsetting the odds to beat Angle.
Jim Ross: WHAT A COMEBACK!!! WHAT AN UPSET!!! REY MYSTERIO HAVE OVERCOME THE ODDS AND ELIMINATED THE HELL BENT KURT ANGLE IN HIS OWN HOMETOWN!!!
Footage airs of Mysterio celebrating his win in the Battle Royal, whilst Angle is incredulous, sure he had won, believing he was cheated.
Kurt Angle: That’s why I don’t wear a freakin mask, people!!
Angle rips the mask off his face.
Kurt Angle: For such a proud nation … you people may as well just piss on your flag … because that’s exactly what Rey Mysterio does back HOME in San Diego.
Enter Mysterio. Rey runs down the aisle, having heard enough and the fight is on!!! But Angle wins the brawl, decimating Rey before his big title shot, and continuing after the match too.
Kurt Angle: I’ve nothing to hide … I’m proud of what I am. I’m an American, and I’m damn proud of it … Just like Rey Mysterio is American.
Back outside, we now see Angle has a (small) AMERICAN flag, and wraps it around the face of Mysterio, tying it to the luchador, with the fans ready to explode - ready to riot.
Kurt Angle: Only … I don’t pretend to be proud of my ancestors … I don’t pretend like I love another place … a country my family couldn’t wait to exit. He played you people like a fiddle when he started out … and the first chance he got to jump back to the U.S … he took it with both hands, runnin back over the border, and he never looked back!!!
Angle pulls Rey onto the ramp … DROPPING HIM WITH ANOTHER ANGLE SLAM!!!
Rey Mysterio: Kurt?? Until a few weeks ago, I respected you for all your accomplishments. I respected you for your abilities as a competitor and a performer. You’d always been one of my favourite opponents, man.
Angle leaves Rey - spread eagled on the ramp for all to see - in Mexico, his spiritual home … with an American Flag wrapped around his face, as we see shots of saddened fans, disgusted by Angles actions.
Rey Mysterio: But in Mexico City, you not only humiliated me, but you humiliated my entire family, me familia, my entire bloodline … you questioned MY integrity. You questioned my heritage, and you accused me of using my people for my own gains.
Clips are shown of the week after the Mexico City incident, where Rey comes for revenge on Angle, saving Ken Doane from having his ankle broken, leaping into the ring at Angle, getting a piece of his rival … until Angle high tails it.
Rey Mysterio: I wouldn’t dream of using the people of Mejico for my own personal gain. The people of Mejico are my blood. The mask?? Is my heritage … it is not a gimmick to me. IT’S MY LIFE, KURT!!
During a match between Angle and Cena, both Mister Kennedy and (making the save) Rey Mysterio get involved, with Rey ultimately helping Cena to a win over Angle.
Rey Mysterio: I’m proud to be an American … but being an American doesn’t define who I am. My Mexican heritage doesn’t define who I am. I’m proud to be an American … but I’m a member of the human race first. No prejudice, no judgment … unlike you.
Jim Ross: OH- REY!! LOOK OUT!!!
Angle is up … AND GOES BEHIND MYSTERIO … DELIVERING THE ANGLE SLAM!!!!!
Rey Mysterio: You made this personal Kurt. Now it’s time for you to answer for your actions ... now?? It's time for me to stand up for what I believe in.
The fans cheers turn to boos, as Angle quickly drops down, slapping on the ANKLELOCK!!!!! Mysterio is defenceless, and taps to the submission, but Angle isn’t interested in any submissions.
Jim Ross: NOW WHAT!!?? HAVENT YOU DONE ENOUGH KURT!!!
After releasing the hold, Angle takes a look at his defenceless foe, then grabs him by the face, shoving him into the ropes, hanging Reys face out by the middle rope, driving his knee into the back and neck of Mysterio, still grabbing his face, as he looks out, over the top rope, into the camera … and speaks with an evil grin etched on his face …
“IT‘S ABOUT TIME THE WORLD SAW THE FACE OF A PHONEY”
Kurt laughs, as he begins to try and rip at the mask, with Rey swinging his arms wildly, trying to prevent his face from being exposed.
Rey Mysterio: The mask?? Is my heritage … it is not a gimmick to me. IT’S MY LIFE, KURT!!
Angle continues to rip at the mask, making a tear … but stops … to slap the back of Reys head, trying to stop him from squirming, and begin to rip at the mask again … but looks up … AND STOPS … QUICKLY HOPPING OUT OF THE RING …
AS STRAIGHT EDGE, THE BRITISH LIONS, KEN DOANE AND MATT HARDY RUN DOWN TO THE RING TO SAVE REY FROM THE ULTIMATE HUMILIATION!!!
Kurt Angle: They had no right to stick their nose in my business with Rey Mysterio last week … but they went ahead and did it.
Clips are shown of Angle attacking CM Punk, screwing Straight Edge out of a tag team match against Deuce and Domino.
Kurt Angle: So even though I had no right interfering in their business tonight … I went ahead and did it anyway. Just like little Rey Rey … they’ll find out the hard way that you don’t piss off Kurt Angle.
Shot of a furious Kurt Angle, roaring like a caged beast.
Kurt Angle: Sooner or later, I’ll expose Mysterios stinkin face for the entire world to see.
Rey Mysterio: The mask?? Is my heritage …
Collection of shots of Mysterio throughout the years, and the many varieties of masks he has worn.
Kurt Angle: I don’t wear a mask … I don’t pretend to be someone, or something I’m not … and I’m the reprehensible one??
Rey Mysterio: The mask?? Is my heritage … it is not a gimmick to me.
Mysterio doing his weird mask to mask thing with the kids in the crowd.
Kurt Angle: And the conman that feeds you people lies … the man that dare not show his face … the man that wears a MASK … is the victim??
Rey Mysterio: The mask?? Is my heritage … it is not a gimmick to me. IT’S MY LIFE!!
Another shot of Angle trying to take Mysterios mask.
Kurt Angle: If being real is a crime … if being true to who you are, or being proud of where you came from is reprehensible?? Then lock me up and throw away the key … because I don’t want to live in a world where phoneys, fakes and liars are the heroes.
Rey Mysterio: IT’S MY LIFE!!
Differing clips of Angle, playing the proud American, and Mysterio, being a man of ALL people …
And, cutting backstage, we see Kristal shaking her head having watched the footage, with Kelly also adding how disgusted she is with Kurt Angle recently, saying she hopes Rey Mysterio gets revenge tonight. The two then quickly recap the undercard matches again, and say how tonight is shaping up to be one of the greatest Summerslams of all time, with a pre-show battle royal still to come during the pre-show, before throwing elsewhere backstage to Josh Mathews, who is with one of the competitors in the battle royal…
Josh Mathews: Thank you ladies, and indeed, I am joined at this time by one of the twenty men involved in the twenty man, over the top rope Battle Royal which is set to take place in just a few moments time … The Lone Star; Garrison Cade.
The camera shows Cade, who stands tall, staring off camera.
Josh Mathews: Garrison, you’ve came back to Smackdown with a vengeance - and as you stated yourself, you didn’t want to waste any time whatsoever - you’ve targeted none other than Batista, who also happens to be one of your opponents tonight in the battle royal.
Garrison Cade: Yeah. And he’s gonna get the exact same treatment as the other guys in ma way tonight. I’ve wasted enough time - an’ like I said, I’ve got plenty of making up to do. I aint here to be part of a battle royal before the big shows … I’m fixin for the top spots - where I oughta be. But hell … throwin nineteen rotten souls over the top rope?? Sure aint a bad way for yours truly to spend a Sunday eve’nin.
Cade doffs his cowboy hat, before pushing by Mathews, abruptly ending the interview, just as Josh was about to ask another question, leaving him looking a little bit daft…
~ CELEBRATING TWENTY YEARS OF SUMMERSLAM ~
THE LONGEST REIGNING INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION IN HISTORY, THE HONKY TONK MAN COCKILY ISSUES AN OPEN CHALLENGE TO ANYONE IN THE LOCKER ROOM TO CHALLENGE HIM FOR HIS TITLE … AND THE CHALLENGE IS ANSWERED BY THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR … AND THE WARRIOR DEFEATS HONKY TONK IN NEAR RECORD TIME TO CAPTURE THE CHAMPIONSHIP!!
WWE SUMMERSLAM | AUGUST 19 2007 | LONDON, ENGLAND
ONLY ON PAY PER VIEW
Now, at ringside, Todd Grisham welcomes us once more - just as Matt Striker and Josh Mathews join him at the commentary desk, with the ring filling up with Raw and Smackdown superstars for the pre-show battle royal…
TWENTY MAN BATTLE ROYAL
Batista, Garrison Cade, Jeff Hardy, Burchill, Tyson Tomko, X-Pac, Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins, Ken Doane, Jamie Noble, Chavo Guerrero, Super Crazy, Evan Bourne, Hardcore Holly, Cody Rhodes, Nick Nemeth, Chris Masters, Rhyno, Mark Henry, Scotty Too Hotty
ORDER OF ELIMINATION;
1. SCOTTY TOO HOTTY by Nick Nemeth @ 00:42
2. RHYNO by Ken Doane @ 01:11
3 & 4. THE ENTOURAGE by Burchill @ 01:39
5. EVAN BOURNE by Garrison Cade @ 02:27
6. HARDCORE HOLLY by Nick Nemeth @ 02:36
7 & 8. LOS LATINOS by Nick Nemeth @ 02:41
9. KEN DOANE by Nick Nemeth @ 02:47
10. NICK NEMETH by Batista, Jeff Hardy, Jamie Noble & Burchill @ 03:31
11. CHRIS MASTERS by Batista @ 05:02
12. X-PAC by Jeff Hardy @ 05:51
13. MARK HENRY by Burchill @ 07:59
14. JEFF HARDY by Tyson Tomko @ 08:13
15. TYSON TOMKO by Garrison Cade @ 08:28
16. BURCHILL by Garrison Cade @ 09:42
17. JAMIE NOBLE by Cody Rhodes @ 11:01
18. GARRISON CADE by Batista @ 13:29
19. CODY RHODES by Batista @ 13:38
WINNER: BATISTA @ 13:38
After the match, Batista and Cade are held apart, with officials stepping between the two, as Grisham, Mathews and Striker move on, giving Batista his due … but focus on the main event tonight; Christian vs. Umaga … and sign off, heading to the lead in video for the World Heavyweight Championship…
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH | VIDEO PACKAGE
The video opens with Estrada in the ring with Umaga, across from Christian, way back in May on an episode of Raw…
Armando Estrada: Pero, ju will be well aware, ha ha, that Umaga has this-
Estrada holds up the Money in the Bank briefcase.
Armando Estrada: And ju will know that he can use it … anytime … anyplace … anywhere. This monster doesn’t need to wait his turn mi amigo. Umaga could take that title from you (clicks his fingers) JUST LIKE THAT, HA HA!!! But don’t worry- at least not yet. The Samoan Bulldozer … he’s giving ju a little more time.
Christian raises his eyebrows.
Christian: He’s … giving me … time??
Armando Estrada: Exactly. Tonight, we just wanted to … uh … como se dice … remind ju, ha ha … that when the time is right … THEEE SAAAAA-MO-AN BULLDOZERRR- WILL - be taking that title from around your shoulder, mi amigo.
Christian: Well, that’s all well and good Armando … good luck with that … but since we’re offering some … friendly reminders?? I want to remind you, and Umaga here … he’s not taking anything from me.
Still smiling, Estrada simply shakes his head, as clips start to play of Umaga running through every single opposition that has stood in his way.
Armando Estrada: With all due … respect, ha ha … dis MONSTER?? Is … UN-DE-FEATED … I SAID- UN-DE-FEATED!!! But let me remind ju again … anytime … anyplace … a-
Christian: I’ll be ready.
The footage cuts from the tense in ring meeting on Raw, to another meeting, a month later at Saturday Nights Main Event…
Armando Estrada: The clock on ju’re title reign … IS TICKING!! THE … SAAAAAAA-MO-AN BULLDOZERRRR will be cashing IN his title match in the very near future, and he will be trading in this briefcase … for … ju’re … TITLE!! HA HA!!
We see clips of Umaga and Estrada trying to intimidate the champion on Raw, circling the ring, and leaving.
Christian: I’m the World Heavyweight Champion for a reason … I’ll be ready for the challenge ANYTIME … and he’s not taking ANYTHING from me … especially … this.
Christian taps his title belt, giving Estrada the message.
And the video cuts to July 2, and the triple threat match for the World Championship.
CHRISTIAN TURNS IT OVER … AND HOOKS THE LEG OF KENNEDY, completely surprising the challenger … 1...2...3!!!!!!!!!!
Winner: And STILL World Heavyweight Champion - CHRISTIAN @ 22:01
Jim Ross: HE DID IT!!! CHRISTIAN GOT ‘EM!!! BAH GAWD - WHAT A MATCH - WHAT A CHAMPION!!!
Christian - spent - is on his knees, as the referee brings in the World title belt, looking to present it to the champion … but just as Christian rises to take it from him … KENNEDY RIPS IT FROM THE OFFICIAL … AND BLASTS CHRISTIAN WITH IT!!!
Jim Ross: Oh no.
Oh no is right … it’s UMAGA … flanked by Armando Alejandro Estrada, who is carrying the ominous Money in the Bank briefcase, with a huge, knowing grin on his face.
The Coach: HISTORY J.R!!! It’s history in the making, HA HA!!!
Christian is helped up in the corner, and sees what awaits him … as Estrada turns, and nods at Umaga … AS THE SAMOAN BULLDOZER SPRINTS ACROSS THE RING … AND CRUSHES CHRISTIAN IN THE CORNER WITH A RUNNING BUTT SPLASH!!!
Armando Estrada: EVERYBODYYYYYYYY LISTEN … TO ME!!! This little man on the floor - JURE WORLD CHAMPION - told THIS monster, that he would be ready … ANYTIME!!! HA HA … does this little … como se dice … WEAKLING … look ready for Umaga?? Umaga WANTS ju’re World Heavyweight Championship, Christian. And if he wanted to … he’d take it … TONIGHT!!!
Umaga pulls the champion back to his feet, holding him up … raising the thumb … AND SCORES WITH THE SAMOAN SPIKE!!!!!
Armando Estrada: After the trash ju talked hombre … ju deserve the most humiliating loss imaginable … on the biggest stage. And Umaga?? He deserves to announce his arrival as THE dominant force … on the biggest of stages … in the most destructive way possible. Captain Charisma?? Ju are officially on notice. No excuses pero … ju’re gonna know when, ju’re gonna know where, and ju just found out how … AUGUST 19 … WEMBLEY STADIUM … SUMMERSLAM!!!
Cut to a few weeks later, with Estrada attacking Christian after Umaga softened him up…
Estrada grabs Christian by the face, laughing, calling the champ pathetic … before calling on Umaga - WHO STICKS HIS FOOT THROUGH THE FACE OF THE CHAMPION!!!!!
Christian: Umaga himself is a tough task for anyone - too tough for anyone he’s met so far - but with a sneaky … conniving … and dare I say it, creepy little bastard in his corner … it’s a damn near impossible task to overcome.
Umaga is slowly dragging Christian up … holding him up as Estrada continues to talk trash - SLAPPING - the defenceless champion around the face … THEN BLASTS HIM WITH THE BRIEFCASE!!!!!
Christian: But to deal with you, Estrada … it’s just a case of mind over matter … y’see I don’t mind you being at ringside at Summerslam … because you don’t matter!!
Christian stomps the Bulldozer as he climbs back into the ring, but Umaga continues to move, shrugging off the boots, trying to get to his feet … whilst we see Estrada picking up the Money in the Bank briefcase … AND CLATTERS CHRISTIAN WITH IT FROM BEHIND!!!
Christian: But to deal with you, Estrada … it’s just a case of mind over matter … y’see I don’t mind you being at ringside at Summerslam … because you don’t matter!!
The fans cheer, but AAE smirks, shaking his head in disagreement.
Christian: If I’m gonna walk out of Wembley Stadium still the World Heavyweight Champion, then I need to focus one hundred per cent on the Samoan Bulldozer. I cant afford to have you on the back of my mind, Estrada … which I why I’ve got a good friend of mine to stand by my side on August 19 … and stand in my corner … making YOU a non-factor!! … and like the Samoan Bulldozer there, he’s undefeated in his field.
Quick clips of Ricky Hatton in action throughout his career.
Christian: In my corner on August 19 at Summerslam … will be … RICKY … HATTON!!!
More clips of Hatton in the ring, and an array of his best knock outs.
Jim Ross: Can Ricky Hatton be the difference maker for Captain Charisma at Summerslam?? Or is it still a task too far for the champion??
Shots of Christians offence on Umaga, and the little effect it has had nearly every single time.
Armando Estrada: Ju cant hurt dis man, ju WIMP!!! Ju don’t keep this man awake at night in fear … Umaga keeps JU awake!! Dere is NOTHING - I SAID NOTHING - that ju can do to stop the unstoppable force that is THE … SAAAAAAAA-MO-AN BULLDOZER!!!
Flashing shots of Umaga play; hitting the running butt splash in the corner, Samoan drops, Samoan Spike, rolling leg kicks, big splashes, spinning power slam, with the unmistakable voice of J.R played over it.
“THE POWER” … “THE SPEED” … “NO REMORSE” … “NO MERCY” … “SAVAGE IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORLD” … “LOOK AT THE CARNAGE THIS BEAST IS LEAVING IN IT‘S WAKE” … “BODY AFTER BY GAWD BODY, FALLING AT THE HANDS OF THE SAMOAN BULLDOZER!!”
… “THIS UMAGA IS A DAMN ANIMAL” …
The word ‘animal’ echoes.
We see clips of the mere sight of Umaga, with Estrada by his side, charging down the aisle, close ups of his face during entrances, and when yelling out his tribal screams.
Jerry Lawler: I’ve been doing this for nearly forty years. I’ve faced the best of ‘em, but this … thing … is like nothing I’ve ever seen.
Armando Estrada: At Summer slam … in front of the ENTIRE planet … will become the World Heavyweight Champion … to crown the beginning of a new era … an era that will far eclipse that of Hulk Hogan … An era that will dwarf the Austin era … And an era that will make Christians era completely … irrelevant, HA HA!!!
The footage moves to Umaga running through opponent after opponent for the past twelve months.
William Regal: You-Manga doesn’t just want to win. He wants to destroy.
Clips of Christian dumping Umaga out of the Royal Rumble, and shots of his victories over The Undertaker and Stone Cold Steve Austin over the past two years.
Christian: Allow me to remind you all, because it seems that Mr. Estrada forgot who eliminated his meal ticket from the Royal Rumble back in January. When the chips are down, when the stakes are at their highest … I’m the guy that rises to the occasion. And in front of ninety thousand people in Wembley Stadium … I WILL RISE … to the occasion.
Clips of Umaga throwing the Little Bastard off a ladder at WrestleMania, going mental on William Regal at Saturday Nights Main Event, and shoving Shawn Michaels off the stage at Vengeance.
Shawn Michaels: I’ve been that guy. I’m sitting at home, missing the biggest tour in the companies history because of that kind of punishment.
Kurt Angle: If he thinks Ricky Hatton is the answer, he’s in for a real rude awakening.
Christian: I MUST go to Summerslam to face Umaga … If there’s one guy in this company that can beat Umaga … it’s me.
The words; “CAN CHRISTIAN BEAT UMAGA?” fill the screen…
Matt Striker: On his best day, Stone Cold Steve Austin couldn’t beat Umaga, neither could The Rock, Shawn Michaels or Bret Hart. Go back in history. Sammartino, Hogan, Andre?? None of these guys could match up to what Umaga brings to the table. Christian - in my opinion - wont last five minutes.
Jesse Ventura: I sat and called WrestleMania Three when Hogan beat Andre. I don’t think Hogan - in his prime - could beat Umaga. And Christian aint no Hogan.
Mister Kennedy: No. (Followed by a succession of straight ‘NO’ answers from, Angle, Orton, Hardy, Mysterio and Finlay)
John Cena: (Long pause) … No.
The footage cuts to Christian defeating Cena at WrestleMania, Triple H at Backlash, and grabbing the title belt during a ladder match with Shelton Benjamin, with the production theme “Swing To Glory” kicking in.
Christian: So there’s nothing that anyone can say to me. I believe in me … and that’s all that matters. I don’t care that no one thinks I can beat Umaga at Summerslam … because I KNOW I can.
Christian runs off the ropes, AND BLASTS UMAGA WITH THE TITLE BELT!!!!! The Bulldozer stumbles, into the ropes, and Christian backs up, running at him again - DRILLING UMAGA WITH THE BELT AGAIN … KNOCKING HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE AND ONTO THE FLOOR!!!!!
Armando Estrada: Ju’re pathetic reign as Champion is on it’s last legs. It’s on life support!!
Shots of Umaga standing tall with Estrada, standing over Christian week after week.
Christian: Out of the night that covers me, black as the Pit from pole to pole … I thank whatever gods may be, For my unconquerable soul.
Umaga swats Christian off again … THEN CONNECTS WITH THE ROLLING WHEEL KICK TO THE CHAMPION!!!
Christian: In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance … My head is bloody, but unbowed.
The Bulldozer picks Christian back up, dragging him to the podium … picking the lifeless body of the champion up … AND SENDS HIM THROUGH THE TABLE WITH THE SPINNING SIDEWALK SLAM!!!!!
Christian: Beyond this place of wrath and tears, Looms but the Horror of the shade … And yet the menace of the years … Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
UMAGA NAILS THE RUNNING BUTT SPLASH TO THE CHAMPION - OVER AND OVER AND OVER!!
Christian: It matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll … I … am the master of my fate … I … am the captain of my soul.
Umaga lifts Christian up - AND DRILLS HIM WITH THE SAMOAN SPIKE - OVER AND OVER AND OVER!!!
Jim Ross: BAH GAWD!!! HOW IN THE HELL CAN CHRISTIAN STOP UMAGA?? HE’S NEVER BEEN PINNED … HE’S NEVER TAPPED OUT … HE’S DAMN NEAR UNSTOPPABLE!!! Christian faces a greater challenge - the greatest challenge - it’s Christian versus Umaga … at SUMMERSLAM!!!
The video ends with the familiar sight … Umaga and Estrada standing over Christian, holding the title belt and the briefcase…
END OF PRE-SHOW
… NEXT … SUMMERSLAM …
*Still got to write the main event*