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OK, time for some comments.

First off, don't you DARE think of leaving again. People are reading, but if they're anything like me, they're too busy or lazy to reply with feedback for every show. I can't remember the last time I gave someone "full" feedback for a show so bare with me but I'll do my best.

I think recapping is definitely a good idea, especially now that SummerSlam is out of the way. It allows you to progress the thread quickly and get to the juicier stuff that I know is coming between the Survivor Series/WrestleMania period. I don't think you should even bother with Superstars anymore. You can easily build your "up and comers" through results and news posts, and then when they debut on the main brands of RAW or SmackDown!. Finally, with regards to Cyber Sunday, I’d say you should just make up the results yourself. There’s no reason for BTB’ers to vote and dictate your writing, and I don’t think anyone would care. Just go with what you think is best.

Now, to the actual feedback.

SMACKDOWN

I don’t have as much to say for SD! as I do for RAW for obvious reasons, but I’ll give my thoughts on a few things.

Not sure how I feel about Arn Anderson being back as the GM of the show. His return segment on RAW was fantastic, but right now he feels like the Theodore Long of BTB to me. No disrespect to ‘Double A’ but I just don’t get his character in this thread really. I think him being a character is more a case of you being a fan of his rather than him actually bringing anything to the proverbial table. Obviously none of this is news to you, since I’ve made my feelings clear about him over MSN before, but this is just a little reminder.

Anderson booking an Elimination Chamber is both a surprise and not a surprise. I’m surprised at you pulling out the Chamber as a filler match for a filler pay-per-view rather than using it to bring several feuds together in one match, but I’m not surprised that Orton is once again defending his title in a multi-man match. I’m still not a fan of Orton being champion but I have an idea of what you’re planning so I know that right now it’s a necessary evil.

Loving The Brian Kendrick. Not too sure how I feel about the Cruiserweights going for the world title, whilst mentioning the CW title, makes the CW title sound very minor. Nonetheless it was a one-time short segment so I guess it’s not THAT big of a deal. I’ll let it slide this once.

I’m not 100% convinced that we’ve seen the last of Chris Jericho in this thread, even after what you’ve written in this promo. The promo was...okay. Not that it wasn’t written well, but I don’t know if I particularly “felt” it. Maybe it’s just because I’m so used to Jericho’s most recent real-life character, but I feel like this could be a swerve, and that Jericho will be back at a later date. I know you have several people in your thread who have already left (and now come back) to WWE like Lesnar, Jericho, Trips, Taker etc, but I think you should hold on to Jericho. He’s still useful for putting other guys over.

I like your reasoning for Edge having to face Undertaker again. Whilst he has technically beaten Taker clean now, a second win (which I expect will be clean, knowing your booking style) for Edge over Taker will surely put him at the top of the pack on SmackDown! and perhaps will lead to him finally getting his title shot at Survivor Series. Although Edge is already a main eventer in this thread in my eyes, I think you’re still convincing yourself somehow, so I hope in the end that you do, because he’s WAY overdue a title run in this thread.

I expected Cade to win the Battle Royal so no surprises there. What I found interesting was how you mentioned Batista going up the ramp in search of Undertaker. Planting the seeds for something bigger in the future perhaps? That could be an interesting feud. Batista’s still an upper midcard guy in this thread, but much like Edge, if he can defeat The Undertaker, he should then move into the main event scene permanently.

RAW

Christian opening the show was expected and probably the best way to open RAW following the conclusion of SummerSlam. I’m not a fan of the hokey pokey sentimental crap that he spewed out but he’s a babyface main event wrestler so there’s not much I can say about that. For what it was it was written well. You did a good job of really making a point of just how “monumental” Christian’s win over Umaga was, and considering I whole-heartedly expected a title switch, it certainly was just that.

“He still has a job!?” KILLED ME. :

Whilst I hate John Cena’s character, everything he said was absolutely spot on, both from his hideous self-promotion to his over-the-top claim of “give me a title shot or fire me because I’ve lost twice.” Christian/Cena II will most definitely happen again, that’s a given, and I think it’s likely to happen either a big PPV like the Rumble or probably more likely, at WrestleMania. For me it’s not so much about the rematch now, but about the character transformation, and who will be the one to inevitably become a heel.

Thank god for Bischoff. Speaking of which, I thought he was supposed to be a tweener when you brought him back? He’s been a fully-fledged heel for a while now. Much like Anderson on SmackDown!, Bischoff’s act in this thread is wearing thin. Nonetheless, in typical Bischoff fashion, he makes Cena the guest referee for a number one contender’s match, which I have to admit, I didn’t see coming, because I thought you’d put Cena in the match only for him to lose yet again. Making Cena officiate a match for a future title match between the two men that have made him tap out is the icing on the cake, and continues to build Cena’s imminent “breakdown.” Since you don’t love Angle as much as you used to and Kennedy’s been pushed heavily lately, I’d say you’re going to give Kennedy another title match, but then you already had Kennedy/Christian at Vengeance, so perhaps it’s Angle’s time to shine. I could see you booking Angle/Christian and then giving the fans the opportunity to vote Rey Mysterio or Kennedy or someone else back into the match for a triple threat.

Whilst Angle seems to be turning away from Mysterio and focusing on the World title, I can’t see you ending the feud just yet. As I said above, I expect Mysterio to find his way into the title match. As for the promo, it was enjoyable, and I liked the way you had Angle differentiate between what he considers “sacred” and what he doesn’t. I think you have a chance here to do something very interesting and deeper with Mysterio’s character than we’ve really seen before in BTB. Heed my words because last time they led you to your most intriguing BTB Divas storyline in years, if ever.

Nice banner for Cyber Sunday. The guy who made it should be credited.

The Anderson/Edge/Bischoff promo is so far my favourite segment of the night. As I’ve said above I don’t like Anderson being back as GM, but I did like the way in which he was brought back. It was true that something was going to happen what with Bischoff coercing all these SmackDown! superstars to RAW, and now with Anderson getting free pick of five RAW guys, this has basically become your second draft of the year. The first guy who immediately comes to mind for a switch to SmackDown! is obviously Cena, after that talk of two-years no compete clause, but I don’t think you’ll go for the switch since Cena is surely set to face Christian down the road. Or, Cena goes to SD! and then wins the Rumble and comes back to challenge Christian, in a “he just couldn’t let it go” storyline. Regardless of how all this unfolds, it’s interesting, so I’m intrigued to see how Edge’s title chase continues, what Anderson will do now he’s back in the saddle, and how Bischoff and Cena will continue to function together on RAW.

Coach, yet again, killed it. : “STOP CALLIN’!”

Skipping to the Bischoff/Craftsmen segment, I like that Bischoff laid down the law with the two when put in a corner, and really told them how it is. Their retort of them jumping back to SmackDown! sounds like an empty thread to me, but I wouldn’t be too shocked to see it either. On a side note, whilst Bischoff looked good in this segment, he’s now been all over this show. We might need to see a little less of him on next week’s show.

I found the Craftsmen/Angels whatever this name is (already HATE that name, change it immediately) segment interesting. I didn’t even realise you were having Williams and Daniels as faces, I just thought they debuted as heels against heels in a squash. That’s something different.

YES
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ANGLE IS NUMBER ONE CONTENDER!!! Cena getting involved annoyed me a little, but what the hey. Hopefully these feuds of Cena/Kennedy, Angle/Mysterio and Christian/Umaga will finally get wrapped up at Cyber Sunday.

LOVED Regal’s victory comments, Coach’s arrogance, and Cody’s interruption was ...eh. I think that much like Rhodes in real life several years ago, you’re still finding your mark with who he really is as a character, but whatever. The impromptu match was great and a solid win over Rhodes for Regal was unexpected, as I had a feeling he’d be dropping the belt as soon as he won it now that SummerSlam is over. In a night where the heels have been pretty dominant (Umaga hasn’t shown up yet, which suggests he will in a minute, and Bischoff all over the shop, Angle becoming number one contender), this is a nice, good-feel moment for the audience. I really don’t expect Regal to be champion for much longer, but at least you gave him his two shining moments of glory.

The main event/Angle/Rey/Christian stuff was all very exciting, I’m not going to go into full detail because I feel like I don’t need to, and that it’d be a lot of needless butt-kissing which I’m sure you’re used to by now. Not too sure how I feel about Christian getting beat “clean” by the Master Craftsmen, because I think whilst they look strong, even with the attack beforehand, Christian came off looking a little weak.

Umaga decimating Christian to end the show was a predictable yet good segment. I’ve already made my feelings about Umaga and a world title run now perfectly clear to you through PM, so what I’ll just say here is that whilst your “confirmed” main event for Cyber Sunday is Angle vs. Christian, there’s no way that’s the official main event. With Kennedy, Cena, Rey Mysterio and now Umaga all lurking in the background, someone will get added to the match. Decent ending for the show, the crowd got their feel-good moment with Regal winning, but you went with the right segment to close.

Keep writing fella!
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BREAKING NEWS

WWE.COM can exclusively reveal from the office of Eric Bischoff that the Raw main event for Cyber Sunday is official and will be Christian defending the World Heavyweight Championship against Kurt Angle. Despite the controversial nature of how Kurt Angle defeated Mr. Kennedy on Raw, the result of the match stands.

In addition, wwe.com can also reveal that the fans will have the opportunity to vote for one of three men to be the special guest referee for the match; Mister Kennedy, Rey Mysterio & the Raw GM himself, Eric Bischoff. If voted to officiate can Mysterio really be an impartial official toward Angle?? Will Kennedy's ego allow him not to take centre stage if chosen to be the man in the middle?? And what exactly will Bischoffs motives be?? The power is in the fans hands, and they hold the destiny of the World Heavyweight Title in their hands on September 16.

Not only that, but this coming Monday on Raw - the last Raw of the epic World Tour - the show will be main evented by a tag team match pitting the #1 Contender Kurt Angle and one of the three potential officials at Cyber Sunday - the man he beat to the title shot - Mr. Kennedy against the World Champion Christian and another of the potential officials - the man Angle humiliated at Summerslam - Rey Mysterio. It promises to be a fascinating match up, with so many issues already between the four men involved. Rio will need to brace itself for fireworks when these four men collide on Raw.

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*Raw will be posted on Monday - I will again forego the obligatory preview ... unless I find the time for it over the weekend.

Thanks for the comments fellas, it's always good to get some feedback. I just wanted to clear up a few things though;

KING. - You had ages to tell me you hated the Angels of Anarchy name, you waited until after they debuted to tell me :@. Team names stable names etc have never been a strong point of mine, AofA was the best I could come up with for Daniels (The Fallen ANGEL) and Williams (The ANARCHIST), I just mashed the names a little and came up with that. If you can think of something better, PM me it

Completely agree about the over-exposure of Bischoff on this show, but unfortunately it was a neccessary evil. There will be a little less in the coming weeks of the GM ... who, yes, is pretty much a heel again. I just cant help booking him that way I guess

As for the banner credit. Sorry about that

FlyinStyles - I agree with your assessment of the odd booking of the elimination chamber despite Orton having already beaten just about everyone in it, whilst Edge is overlooked for the title shot, but there is a reason for both things; Arn Anderson. With his history with Orton, it gives Orton more to use against Arn for seemingly trying to screw him over - booking him in a match against five guys, most of whom he's beaten. And, again, with Edge, it gives him a reason to complain about Anderson for overlooking him - or punishing him even - after nearly jumping ship to Raw. As for being unhappy with Ortons title reign in general, I'm sorry to hear that - and it appears you arent the only one that isnt enamoured by it (see the guy that posted feedback after you for more on that )

I'm not sure if it was maybe how I wrote it, or how you read it, but the story in the tag match wasnt really Carlito and Kofi going nuts. It was in fact the opposite. The Murdochs (having been overlooked for the tag tourney the previous month) were out to make a point (hence the longer match) and it was they that brought the bell into the ring. Carlito simply used it in self defence when being choked with a cable by Festus.

I'll admit, it was a rather slow week for Smackdown, but things will pick up very soon - at least I think they will ...

Again, thanks for the comments, they really do mean a lot.
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Monday Night Raw | August 27 2007 | Rio De Janeiro, Brasil


The final Raw on the World Tour kicks off with a special fireworks display, with the fans inside the brand new Rio Olympic Arena go berserk. J.R and Coach shill the show, hyping the main event made over the weekend - World Champion Christian & Rey Mysterio vs. Mr. Kennedy & Kurt Angle, hyping the fact that it’s the two men that go one on one at Cyber Sunday and two of the three potential referees, before also talking about how last weeks show ended where Kurt Angle took out Mysterio before the main event began, and Umaga destroyed Christian after he lost to the Master Craftsmen.

The music of the East Coast Party Boys hits inside the arena to bring out the former Entourage for the scheduled #1 Contenders match for the tag team titles … but once Ryder and Hawkins reach the ring to await the arrival of the British Lions …

**VIRTUAL VOODOO**

The ominous music of Umaga hits, and, led out as ever by Armando Alejandro Estrada, the Samoan Bulldozer storms toward the ring, with AAE on the mic on the way, suggesting Ryder and Hawkins leave … while they can. Making the right decision, the Party Boys hop out of the ring, and avoid the wrath of Umaga, with the Samoan Bulldozer hitting the ring.

Once the music dies down, Estrada issues a frank demand to Eric Bischoff, informing the GM (who we assume is listening backstage) that AAE wants Eric to grant Umaga a rematch for the World Heavyweight Championship, going on to remind everyone that his monster hadn’t lost in FOURTEEN months before Summerslam, and only for Christian tumbling out of the ring after the Samoan Spike last Sunday, Umaga would STILL be undefeated, and would be World Champion - grounds for an immediate rematch. Estrada issues the demand once more, threatening that Eric has until the end of Raw tonight to respond … or else.

Estrada leads Umaga out of the ring, with J.R and Coach both wondering aloud about the position Bischoff is now in, and the carnage Umaga could cause if he doesn’t get what he wants…

Commercial Break

Match 1 | WOMENS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Beth Phoenix vs. Victoria
It’s a short, but hard fought affair for the title, as J.R takes the opportunity to announce that Mickie James will return to action next week on Raw, with doctors clearing her for a return after the injuries sustained prior to and including Summerslam itself. Victoria shows the dominant Beth that she is no pushover, and gives her a tough battle, but in the end, she is unable to put Phoenix away, and the champion is able to overcome the challenge of the veteran diva with the Phoenix Rising, and the 1...2...3!!!
Winner: And STILL Womens Champion - Beth Phoenix @ 05:27

Not dominant, but still impressive, Beth Phoenix overcomes a tough test from a former Womens Champion to retain the title in her first defence, and comes out of it all unscathed, proudly holding her title as she exit’s the ring.



Backstage, JOHN CENA arrives in the building, and the first face he sees upon arrival is ERIC BISCHOFF, seemingly waiting for Cena. Cena rolls his eyes, but Erics demeanour toward Cena is much different than it has been in recent times … he’s … being nice. Obviously, with Cena publicly in talks with Arn Anderson over a move to Smackdown, it’s had an effect on Bischoff … but Cena isn’t buying the new attitude. After Eric’s initial greeting, Cena sarcastically asks what he has in store for him tonight, asking Eric if he wants him to referee again?? Or maybe get Eric a cup of coffee, or wash his car??

Eric laughs off those suggestions, telling Cena he’s a funny guy, and continues to suck up to Cena, telling him he’s worked extremely hard during the world tour, and tonight he’s giving him the night off, informing Cena he has a private suite set aside just for him to relax and enjoy his night. Cena smirks, and shakes his head, telling Bischoff that’s not what he wants … and all of this superstar treatment is simply too little … too late … he‘s already deep into negotiations with Arn Anderson over a move to Smackdown. Cena then walks off, leaving Bischoff to roll his eyes, seeing (one of) his biggest names slipping through his fingers.



Match 2:
The Angels of Anarchy vs. The Rhodes Brothers
Before the match begins, we see The Master Craftsmen watching on a monitor, with J.R and Coach remembering the showdown between them and the Angels of Anarchy backstage last week. Cody berates Dustin all during their entrance, and before the match, demanding that Dustin begin proceedings. After being out wrestled by Williams and Daniels, Dustin is ordered to tag out and Cody comes in, but before even dealing with his opponents he berates his emasculated brother some more … which allows Daniels to get the better of the younger Rhodes. Eventually, thanks to a distraction from Dustin, Cody gets the upper hand, and the Rhodes pair take over, showing - momentarily at least - some decent teamwork, before Dustin is distracted by his own brothers demands from the apron … which allows Williams to make a comeback, and a hot tag to Daniels.

From here, it’s not good for Dustin, with Cody bizarrely refusing to help his partner - simply watching from the apron with a look of disdain and shakes his head at what he sees to be a pathetic showing from his brother, whilst the camera cuts backstage to show the Master Craftsmen watching on the monitor, seen to be in discussion over what they are seeing. Even Daniels and Williams are thrown by Codys lack of attempts to save the match, as Daniels finishes Dustin off with the BME, and takes a long look at the disgruntled Cody - again expecting him to get involved and break the count … but he doesn’t, and allows Daniels to make the cover and gain an unopposed 1...2...3!!!
Winners: The Angels of Anarchy @ 06:23

As soon as the count is made, Cody drops off the apron, and abandons Dustin, whilst Daniels and Williams go 2-0 over established Raw superstars, making waves instantly - as they said they would - in their first two weeks on the show.



Commercial Break

We return with Matt Striker stood backstage with none other than the World Champion - Christian. Striker asks Christian about his feelings on what transpired last week with Umaga, and Estradas demand for an immediate rematch. Christian firstly talks about last Monday and how it should’ve been the biggest celebration of his career … but it turned into a nightmare. Christian says he beat Umaga at Summerslam - and just because AAE couldn’t take the fact that at Summerslam he proved that his Bulldozer is just a man like anyone else, vulnerable - like anyone else … he cant call the shots. Christian goes on to say that he BEAT Umaga once … and he can BEAT him again … but informs Estrada that Umaga has to EARN it.

Then, KURT ANGLE enters the picture, and goes face to face with Christian - before he can say anything though, Christian asks Angle if he’s proud of his actions last week. Angle though, ignores the question, telling Christian that he needs to switch his focus … “because Umaga and Estrada aren’t interested in you, they‘re interested (pointing at the title) in that … and in three weeks time, that wont be your problem anymore”. Christian pulls the title from his shoulder, before informing Angle he’s already faced every kind of challenge he could since becoming champion … and he’s not intimidated by Angle. Angle smiles at that statement though, then shakes his head, telling Christian “not every challenge … not yet” … before leaving the set, backing away with a smile etched on his face.



Match 3:
Matt Hardy vs. The Miz
The Miz is out on his own - no Kennedy by his side - and is set to be easily disposed of by Matt Hardy, with Matt running through his repertoire of offence … and gets set to end the reality stars “undefeated streak” with a Twist of Fate … but throws Miz down … as he sees Shelton Benjamin running down the aisle … AND MATT LAUNCHES HIMSELF WITH A PLANCHA ONTO THE FORMER INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION!!!!! The fans pop for the high flying risk, but as Matt struggles back to his feet, we see Monty Brown and JTG running to the ring too … only to be stopped by Nick Patrick!!!

Patrick orders Matt back inside whilst trying to deal with the other members of The Brotherhood. But, as Matt gets back into the ring, he is distracted by the presence of Theodore Long … and then from behind … HE IS CRUSHED BY MARK HENRY!!! Having come through the crowd, Mark Henry takes Hardy by surprise to knock him down … then follows up with THE WORLDS STRONGEST SLAM!!!!! Henry exit’s the ring, and leaves through the crowd again, as Miz crawls on top of Hardy, with Nick Patrick finally ridding the arena of the other Brotherhood members to get back in the ring and make the count … 1...2...3!!!
Winner: The Miz @ 04:34

Miz is now 3-0 in the WWE, with all three wins coming from the most nefarious of means … but as he struggles to his feet, he begins to celebrate like he’s clocked up a streak akin to Goldberg or Umaga. He leaves the ring, overcome with joy, giving high fives to fans who don’t even want one, whilst Matt Hardy turns over in the ring, showing the effects of the attack from Mark Henry, and looks furious - ready to explode as he eyes Theodore Long and Shelton Benjamin still standing at the top of the ramp - laughing.

Commercial Break

Backstage, Eric Bischoff is seen on his phone, talking with someone about wanting to know which of his Raw superstars are currently in talks with Smackdown … but is stopped in his tracks by the presence of Armando Estrada. AAE tells Bischoff that time is running out, and wants to know what Eric is going to do about this predicament. Bischoff blows it off though, and tells Estrada he’ll deal with it later before walking on and continuing his conversation … but we see a look of anger on Estradas face - unhappy with his treatment from Bischoff.



Elsewhere, Matt Hardy recovers backstage with an ice pack on his head, as he searches out Ken Doane in the locker room. He finds the youngster and after a brief talk about last week on Raw and what just happened to Hardy, Matt tells Doane that he’ll need to be wary of his surroundings later when he takes on Mark Henry … and tells Doane he’ll be joining him to be in his corner. Doane appreciates it, thanking Matt, as the camera fades.



Back in the arena … the ring is set up for THE PLAYAS CLUB. Coach enters the ring, and first after talking about how he’s been treated on his own show recently he’s had to hire some muscle, and introduces his new bodyguard - ZEKE {Ezekiel Jackson}, who stands by the ring in a suit - looking highly imposing. He then brings out his guest tonight - the first person to appear on his show twice - MISTER KENNEDY. Kennedy enters, looking PISSED after what happened last week, losing out on a shot at the title at Cyber Sunday thanks to John Cena. And, as he makes his entrance, J.R throws to a commercial, with the in ring segment to come after the break…

Commercial Break

Back live at the Playas Club, Coach sucks up to Kennedy, listing his accomplishments - especially his submission win over Cena at Summerslam - and thanks him for coming onto his show again. Kennedy accepts the praise, and sarcastically talks about his reward for his win at Summerslam; the opportunity to be voted by fans at Cyber Sunday to referee the World Title match. He then gets to the point, saying that wouldn’t have been the case had Cena kept his nose out of his business last week in the #1 Contenders match … but Cena just couldn’t help himself.

Kennedy then apologises, telling Coach he didn’t come out to answer questions … but wanted a platform to call out John Cena tonight. Coach loves it, cheerleading for Kennedy, calling out Cena too, asking if Cena has the guts to face Kennedy on the Playas Club. Kennedy then takes the opportunity to say that maybe he’ll need to wear a blindfold and turn his back for Cena to be interested in coming out…

**MY TIME IS NOW**

{/SECOND HOUR}

Or maybe not. Cena walks out onto the stage, with a mic in hand, telling Kennedy that karma’s a bitch - since he (Kennedy) stole the win at Summerslam, Cena felt it would only be right if he stole Kennedys opportunity to challenge for the World Championship … and that’s exactly what he did last week. Kennedy - obviously angry - responds, telling Cena he’s a bad loser … and cant accept the fact that he’s no longer the star he was. Kennedy then says that even worse, Cena isn’t just a loser … he’s a quitter too.

Almost laughing, Kennedy tells the fans that Cena cant cut it anymore on Raw, and as a result he’s running away from his troubles and going to Smackdown. “You quit against Angle at Vengeance … You quit against me at Summerslam … and now because you’ve realised you’ve got no shot at EVER being the World Champion again, you‘re quitting Raw”. Before letting Cena respond though, Kennedy continues and says “it‘s probably for the best anyway”.

Cena finally gets to answer back, telling Kennedy he still hasn’t decided if he’s leaving Raw for Smackdown, and is weighing up his options … but that one of the main things that’s making him want to stay on Raw is the thought of kicking Kennedy’s ass. Laughing, Kennedy tells Cena to “keep thinking … cause it sure as hell aint gonna happen”. With Coach chipping in, backing Kennedy up, getting digs in on Cena quitting, Cena starts to get angry on the stage. He then tells both Coach and Kennedy that standing up on the stage, he’s stopped thinking about kicking Kennedys ass … he’s decided he’s gonna kick both their asses … right now.

He then throws the mic down, and storms toward the ring, but Coach quickly instructs Zeke to stop him, and the big man mountain stands at the bottom of the stage, preventing Cena from getting into the ring. Cena shakes his head and smiles, with Coach and Kennedy both mouthing off at him from the ring. Cena turns to leave … BUT THEN TURNS AGAIN AND SPRINTS INTO ZEKE - KNOCKING THE BIG MAN OFF BALANCE - AND SLIDES INTO THE RING … TACKLING KENNEDY DOWN TO THE MAT!!!!!

Cena opens up on Kennedy, blasting him with rights and lefts, before being attacked by Coach, but Cena brushes off those kicks, and gets back to his feet … AND DRILLS COACH WITH A CLOTHESLINE!!!! He gets Kennedy up, hitting him with the blue thunder bomb, before picking him up again, and goes for the FU … BUT BIG ZEKE BLASTS HIM FROM BEHIND!!!!! Suddenly, it’s a 3-on-1 assault, with all three men putting the boots to Cena, before they get Cena in the corner and allow Zeke to nail him with a big splash in the corner. Cena staggers out of the corner, with Kennedy pointing to Coach to do something … and Coach kicks Cena - RIGHT BETWEEN THE LEGS!!!!! Cena is easy pickings now for Kennedy … WHO PLANTS HIM WITH THE MIC CHECK!!!!!

Kennedy though, still isn’t done … AND APPLIES THE KROSSFACE!!! Coach laughs, whilst Big Zeke just stands still, looking imposing, with Kennedy cranking back, punishing his rival. Coach then gets on the mic, badmouthing Cena, telling him to quit - again, before offering to quit for him … and grabs his free arm, slapping it off the mat, giving Kennedy a visual tap out - AGAIN - from Cena. Kennedy finally releases the hold, then grabs the mic from Coach, and crouches down in front of his foe, telling Cena - “It‘s best you leave, John. For your own sake … go to Smackdown”. He then cracks Cena in the face with the mic for a final parting shot, as he, Coach and the imposing Zeke stand tall over John Cena before fading to a commercial.

Commercial Break

Match 4:
Deuce w/Domino vs. Victor Ceron
Ceron is introduced as a Brazilian Champion, with an opportunity to win a contract in the WWE based on his performance in this match … but no sooner do the two men lock up and feel each other out does …

**VIRTUAL VOODOO**

Plays into the arena … and Armando Estrada points Umaga toward the ring … where Umaga goes on a spree - feeding time at the zoo, as he obliterates Deuce, Ceron and even Domino on the outside. Umaga sends a message, with AAE gleeful on the outside, as he makes his way to the ring with Umaga punishing the three victims, eventually ending the rampage with a Samoan Spike to each man.
Winner: No Contest @ 00:56

Once the carnage ends, Estrada gets inside the ring, simply telling Bischoff that time is running out, telling him that this was a reminder … he doesn’t want to upset the Samoan Bulldozer.



Backstage, we see the reaction of some of the lesser stars on the Raw roster, sheepishly looking around at one another - some fearful, some shaking their heads - wondering what the outcome could be if Bischoff doesn’t grant the request of Umaga and Bischoff later.

Commercial Break

The show returns with Straight Edge joining J.R and Coach at commentary, making their first appearance since winning the tag team titles back at Summerslam, and before the intros for the next match talk about how pleased they are to once again be champions.

Match 5 | #1 CONTENDERS MATCH FOR THE WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS:
The British Lions w/Katie Lea vs. The East Coast Party Boys
The match that was to open the show earlier finally happens, as Burchill and Smith take on Ryder and Hawkins for a shot at the champions next week. The action is solid - but unspectacular - with Punk and Helms trying their best to put over the competition on commentary, stating that the ECPB will have to prove to everyone that they can fend for themselves now that MNM are gone, whilst questions continue to remain about how tight the Lions are, despite a good win last week on Raw. They also comment on the two newest members of the tag team division, admitting that it’ll not be long before the Master Craftsmen and the Angels of Anarchy are busting down the door for a shot at the belts. As the contest goes on, both Smith and Hawkins catch each other - both going for clotheslines - leading to both slowly looking to make a tag to their partners … and both do so simultaneously.

Burchill enters like a steam train, charging through Ryder, and blasting Hawkins, showing off his tenacity and raw power, but as he sets Ryder up for the Curb Stomp, Hawkins stops him with a dropkick to the back. He then furiously clubs the back of the big Brit, trying to weaken him in anyway, and throws him into the ropes (where Smith tags his partners back) only for Burchill to blast Hawkins with a massive boot. Then, Smith is seen picking Ryder up - but there’s confusion, as Burchill still believes HE is the legal man, and pushes his partner out of the way. Burchill and Smith then bicker between themselves, whilst Katie Lea gets on the apron to ease the tension and explain … but Ryder comes from behind on Smith, running him into Burchill - knocking the big man out through the ropes - and rolls through, pinning Smith … 1...2...3!!!!!
Winners: And #1 Contenders for the World Tag Team Titles - The East Coast Party Boys @ 06:26

To even their own surprise, Hawkins and Ryder have won!!! They book themselves a shot at the champions next week … but after a brief celebration, they hop out of danger, with Burchill storming back into the ring in a fit of rage. Katie Lea enters the ring, looking to diffuse the situation between them … but Burchill snaps … AND CLOBBERS SMITH WITH A VICIOUS CLOTHESLINE!!!!!

Katie Lea tries to stop her maniacal step brother … BUT HE SHOVES HER AWAY TOO!!! She gets thrown to the canvas, as he grabs Smith, yelling at Katie “HE‘S USELESS KATIE - WE‘RE BETTER OFF WITHOUT HIM” … AND DELIVERS THE CURB STOMP!!!!!

Burchill then grabs Katie, stopping her from checking on Smith, and pulls her from the ring, telling her over and over “WE DON’T NEED HIM” as he drags her away up the ramp, with Katie trying to break his grip and see how her boyfriend is … but Burchill refuses to let go … as we see Smith laid out - cold - in the ring, as we go to a commercial.

Commercial Break

** VIDEO PACKAGE **

Flashing shots of the General Managers, Commissioners and Presidents that have ruled the WWE over the last two decades; Jack Tunney, Gorilla Monsoon, Roddy Piper, Sgt. Slaughter, Shawn Michaels, Shane McMahon, Mick Foley, William Regal, Ric Flair.

Narrator: For decades, the biggest decisions and the biggest matches have come from directors of authority.

Shots of Mr. McMahon, Eric Bischoff, Stephanie McMahon, Steve Austin, Bret Hart, Paul Heyman, Hulk Hogan, Ricky Steamboat, Arn Anderson and Jesse Ventura.

Narrator: Some have embraced the position to make decisions for the good of the fans.

Clips of Foley during his run as Commissioner in 2000, with lots of thumbs up.

Narrator: But others have abused it for their own nasty agendas.

Shot of Vince McMahon screwing Stone Cold, and escaping with the title belt in 1998.

Narrator: For three hundred and sixty four days of the year, the superstars of Raw and Smackdown have their fates determined by these supervisory rulers.

Shots of the biggest names; Christian, Randy Orton, Kurt Angle, Paul London and John Cena.

Narrator: But on one day of the year … the control is taken OUT of their hands …

Shots of Eric Bischoff reacting with disgust at something.

Narrator: … And into YOURS!!

Clips of rowdy fans.

Narrator: For one night only - YOU are in charge - YOU make the calls - YOU decide the fates of your favourite WWE Superstars.

Cut to shots of Brock Lesnar, Rey Mysterio, Brent Albright, Mr. Kennedy and The Undertaker.

Narrator: For one night only, their fate is in YOUR hands.

And a final shot, of a finger clicking a computer mouse, and a dark screen


*BANNER CREDIT; KING.*

WWE CYBER SUNDAY | SEPTEMBER 16 | DALLAS TX
ONLY ON PAY PER VIEW
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Backstage, Kelly Kelly is with the Intercontinental Champion, William Regal, and she gives the Brit the opportunity to make an announcement. Regal tells the audience that he has just come from Eric Bischoffs office, and has been given the responsibility to tell the fans that at Cyber Sunday he will defend the Intercontinental title - and it will be up to the fans as to WHO he defends the title against. Kelly asks Regal how much of a disadvantage he could be at - not knowing who he’ll defend his title against ahead of time. Regal nods in agreement, admitting the odds are against him at Cyber Sunday … but vows to beat those odds, just like he did last week at Summerslam.

Then, The Master Craftsmen crash the scene, standing either side of Regal, attempting to intimidate the I.C champion. Haas and Albright go on to tell the veteran that while Regal done well to defeat the odds at Summerslam … the odds will be even greater come Cyber Sunday … as he could be facing either one of the Master Craftsmen - with Haas and Albright confirming that they will be two of the options for the fans to vote for. Regal refuses to be intimidated though, and - like a perfect English gentleman - wishes the pair the best of luck, claiming he’ll look forward to the challenge should it come from either Haas or Albright.



Match 6:
Mark Henry w/Theodore Long & Alicia Fox vs. Ken Doane w/Matt Hardy
The rest of the Brotherhood are left behind, and for almost all the match, Theodore Long complains about the presence of Matt Hardy at ringside, even with his client - The Worlds Strongest Man - in control of the smaller man. With Long still angry on the outside, it continuously distracts the official, and allows Doane to bend the rules in the ring - and low blow Mark Henry!!! Having to do anything he can to gain an advantage, the youngster goes low on Henry, then gets the big man off his feet with a basement dropkick. He then goes up top … BUT ALICIA FOX TRIPS HIS LEG - AND HE STRADDLES THE TOP ROPE!!!!!

Hardy is livid, and as the referee admonishes Fox, Hardy slips into the ring … AND DELIVERS A TWIST OF FATE TO MARK HENRY!!! Theodore Long is beside himself on the outside, trying to inform the official … but then has to scurry as Matt fakes an attempt to crash outside onto him. Instead though, as Long scarpers, Matt slides out of the ring to give chase … whilst Ken Doane recovers on the top turnbuckle … and FLIES WITH THE TOP ROPE LEG DROP onto the Worlds Strongest Man!!!!! He makes the cover, hooking the leg tightly to pick up his third win in three weeks … 1...2...3!!!!!
Winner: Ken Doane @ 03:56

Doane upsets The Brotherhood - AGAIN!!! Thanks to Matt Hardy, he beats his second Brotherhood member in as many weeks … but immediately hops out of the ring as JTG, Monty Brown and Shelton Benjamin charge down the ramp … just missing ‘The Future’ who escapes by the skin of his teeth. With Hardy and Long already out of sight, Doane hops the barrier, arms aloft, celebrating his win, whilst The Brotherhood are fuming.

Commercial Break

Backstage, Harry Smith is being treated by trainers after the savage attack at the hands of his (former) partner, with the trainers shining a light in his eye, asking him the usual kinds of questions, as Katie Lea enters the room. She hugs her boyfriend, but says she cant stay for long, as Burchill believes she’s just gone to collect her things before leaving the arena. She apologises for Burchills actions, and tells Harry to ‘leave it with me’, wanting to smooth over the incident - but Smith isn’t having any of it. He tells Katie that he’ll never team with Burchill again, saying he’s had enough of her hot headed stepbrother. He then says he understands it’s a tough spot for her to be in, and says he’ll not rush her into making a decision … but she will have to choose … him or Burchill. He then gives her a kiss on the cheek before telling her to go…



Elsewhere, Matt Striker looks to catch a quick interview with Rey Mysterio following last weeks incident - but Mysterio, who has yet to utter a word ever since having his mask removed by Angle at Summerslam - ignores the interviewer, and continues on, looking sharply focused and intense, ahead of the main event…

And, back at ringside, J.R and Coach begin to talk about the World Tour being on it’s final leg, recalling the last six weeks, before saying that Raw returns home next week in Anaheim … and Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley will be at Raw to make an announcement regarding the condition of her husband, Triple H.

They then move on to hype up Cyber Sunday in three weeks time, mentioning the Elimination Chamber match from Smackdown before focusing on the Raw matches - announcing that The Miz and Ken Doane will also be two voting options to face William Regal in addition to the Master Craftsmen, with more to follow in the coming days, then talk about the World Title match, where Christian will defend against Kurt Angle, and the fans can choose who the referee will be between Mysterio, Kennedy and the GM himself, Eric Bischoff. This then leads to the commentary team discussing the main event coming up next, as the introductions begin…

Commercial Break

Main Event:
Christian & Rey Mysterio vs. Kurt Angle & Mister Kennedy
As you’d expect, it’s a terrific tag team match, with Rey wanting Angle right from the get go - but doesn’t get his way, with Angle toying around, tagging out to Kennedy before Rey could get to him … but after getting the better of Kennedy - HE COMES AFTER ANGLE!!! Mysterio is like a man possessed early on, knocking Kurt off the apron, and hammering him by the announce table, but Kurt shoves him off. This doesn’t stop Rey though, and he gets up, chasing Angle around ringside, back inside the ring … and right into the path of Kennedy. From here, Kennedy and Angle take over, dominating the smaller man, snuffing out any brief fight backs that he makes, with the Master of the 619 unable to make a tag out to the World Champ. During the match, J.R announces that Eric Bischoff has promised to answer Estradas demands AFTER this match - but only if AAE keeps his man out of this match.

As the contest continues, Angle takes advantage of Reys weakened state, and tries to toy with his rival … but that only spurs Mysterio on, and the little man fights back, coming with all he has on Angle, hammering him with all his pent up rage … and is then left with a choice - whether or not to do the right thing and tag in the fresh man, or continue to take out his frustrations on Angle … but he does eventually do the right thing, and tags in Christian to a big pop. Christian takes over, picking off the man he faces at Cyber Sunday, but just as it looks to be going swimmingly for the fan favourites, Christian runs off the ropes … and gets a knee in the back from the 2006 King of the Ring, allowing Angle to catch Christian with a Belly to Belly for a near two count. He turns, and goads Rey, with the emotional luchador rising to the bait … forcing the referee to step in, which allows Angle and Kennedy to double up on Christian. With Christian now in dire straights, the show cuts to a commercial …

Commercial Break

And returns with Christian being beaten in the corner by Kennedy, and the two heels keep fresh by tagging in and out, with Angle continuing to try and goad Rey, but the littlest big man keeps a lid on his emotions now - knowing what Angle is trying to accomplish. Instead, Rey tries to get the fans clapping, trying to inspire Christian, as he is caught in a camel clutch from Kennedy … with the champ being urged on, he summons the strength to try and make a comeback, forcing Kennedy to break the hold … but he remains on top of the champ, dropping him again with a Russian Leg Sweep for a near fall. He then tags Angle back in, with the Olympian enjoying this period of dominance over the man he meets in three weeks. He then gets Christian up for the Angle Slam, but Christian drops over, and shoves Kurt toward the ropes, where Rey DROPS KURTS THROAT OVER THE TOP!!! Angle bounces back, into the path of Christian - UNPRETTIER CONNECTS!!!

Christian looks to make the cover … but the referee is busy (rightfully) admonishing Mysterio … allowing Kennedy to attack the champion!!! Kennedy drags Christian to his feet, looking to hit the Mic Check … BUT CHRISTIAN BLOCKS IT - AND HITS KENNEDY WITH A REVERSE DDT!!!!! Christian now covers Angle, with the referee finished with Rey … 1...2...NO!!!!! Angle kicks out, having had long enough to recover from the Unprettier!!! Christian then looks up and over at Rey, pointing to his partner, getting a loud ovation from the fans, whilst Rey nods, wanting the tag and a chance for a piece of Angle … and Christian makes it!!! A huge pop greets the tag, and Rey steps inside, wanting to savour the moment … as Angle gets up, onto his knees, realising his predicament … BEFORE REY LAUNCHES WITH STIFF KICKS TO THE BODY AND FACE OF ANGLE!!! Angle tries to cover up, but the assault is brutal, with Rey clubbing Angle with all he has!!!

Eventually, Rey stops, and picks Angle up, shooting him off into the ropes, then trips him upon his return - right into prime position for the 619!!!!! Mysterio sets it up … and comes off the ropes … BUT IS CAUGHT BY KENNEDY ON THE RETURN … KROSSFACE!!!!! Kennedy takes Mysterio down, applying his deadly submission hold … but not for long, as Christian comes to Reys rescue, dragging Kennedy back out of the ring by his legs!!! On the outside, Kennedy and Christian begin to brawl back and forth … but as Mysterio struggles back to his feet … he is tripped by Angle … ANKLELOCK APPLIED!!!!! Mysterio is caught in the middle of the ring … but turns over … AND KICKS ANGLE OFF!!! Meanwhile, on the outside, Kennedy and Christian continue to battle around the ring, going back and forth … as in the ring Angle attempts a German Suplex … but Rey rolls through, into a roll up … 1...2...KICK OUT!!!!!

Angle bounces up, catching Rey with a kick, and goes for the Angle Slam … but Mysterio arm drags his way out of trouble … AND ANGLE LANDS IN THE ROPES … GIFTING REY THE OPPORTUNITY OF HITTING THE 619 … AND IT CONNECTS!!!!!!! On the outside, Christian throws Kennedy into the steps, and watches as Angle stumbles back out, as Rey hops up and springs off for a hurricanrana … BUT ANGLE DUCKS!!! Mysterio lands on the canvas, as Angle turns … AND TRIES TO RIP THE MASK OFF AGAIN!!! Rey fights him off though, and grabs hold of his mask, making sure he keeps it on … but it leaves him WIDE open … FOR THE ANGLE SLAM!!! Angle - with a twisted smirk - makes the cover, whilst Kennedy holds the legs of Christian from the outside to stop him from breaking the cover … 1...2...3!!!!!
Winners: Kurt Angle & Mister Kennedy @ 17:12

As soon as the three is made, Christian breaks the count - a fraction too late to save Mysterio. Angle rolls away, as Kennedy follows Christian in, continuing their brawl … but Christian gets the better of it again, only for Angle to help his partner. The two men gang up on the champion … pounding him in the corner … UNTIL JOHN CENA rushes to the ring … and despite looking worse for wear, he still strikes fear into Kennedy … with the Monday Night Juggernaut high tailing it.

Cena gives chase, leaving Christian, Angle and Mysterio in the ring, with Christian and Rey both down. Angle, with a smile on his face, turns his attention back to his recent rival, and reaches down, looking to RIP OFF THE MASK FROM MYSTERIO ONCE AGAIN!!! Angle grabs at the mask, but before he can take it off - CHRISTIAN SAVES REY!!! The champion fights off Angle, forcing the Olympian to retreat out of the ring.

Angle - still evilly smirking - backs up the ramp, hands raised in the air, whilst Christian helps Mysterio to his feet in the ring. The two men then stand in the ring, looking to the outside at Angle, who looks delighted with his disgusting actions, having picked up another win over Mysterio tonight, on his way to the title match at Cyber Sunday…



We then see the daunting sight of Umaga, with a serious looking Armando Estrada by his side - on their way to the ring … NEXT.

Commercial Break

Backstage, we see a pensive Eric Bischoff pacing back and forth - only to be approached by Theodore Long, who goes off on a diatribe, yelling at the treatment his group are getting recently, complaining that NONE of The Brotherhood will be part of the voting at Cyber Sunday, then threatens Eric by stating he has Arn Andersons number on speed dial, and that Double AA would jump at the chance to sign his group over onto Smackdown. Bischoff though, doesn’t respond to any of Theodore’s rant - obviously with more concerns elsewhere, and ignores everything he says … simply walking away from Long without even acknowledging his presence…



Back in the arena, J.R and Coach begin to hype next weeks ‘homecoming’ show which will see Straight Edge defend the World Tag Team Championships against the East Coast Party Boys - AND, filtering in as they speak - a Summerslam rematch; KURT ANGLE VERSUS REY MYSTERIO!!! No sooner has the graphic filled the screen…

**VIRTUAL VOODOO**

Umaga, led by Estrada, makes his way to the ring, as J.R and Coach speculate what the outcome may be, with AAE demanding a rematch for his client, suggesting a potential triple threat match at Cyber Sunday, or perhaps a title match to celebrate the return to the U.S next week … but both are in agreement that any other outcome could be costly for the General Manager.

In the ring, Estrada declares that time is UP - and it’s time for answers from Eric Bischoff. It’s straight to the point from AAE, and he, along with Umaga stand expectantly, waiting for the General Managers response…

**I‘M BACK**

Bischoff steps onto the stage, but stays there - not risking the wrath of the Samoan Bulldozer - before addressing the pair. He says that at Cyber Sunday he DOES have a match for Umaga … but the Raw main event will STILL be Christian defending the World Heavyweight Championship against Kurt Angle. Estrada, of course, isn’t pleased, and tells Bischoff that that isn’t what they asked for - and it isn’t good enough.

{/OVERRUN}

Eric stops Estrada though, and explains that while AAE makes a great case for an immediate rematch, and indeed, he was set to give Umaga just that coming out of Summerslam … but … the morning after Summerslam he got a call … and his opinion was swayed elsewhere. He says there is someone that is desperate for a crack at Umaga … and that after what Umaga done to this man, it’s the least he deserves … and at Cyber Sunday, this is who the Samoan Bulldozer faces…

**SEXY BOY**

SHAWN MICHAELS!!!!! Back, after over two and a half months out of action … THE HEART BREAK KID Shawn Michaels steps onto the stage to the biggest pop of the night!!!!! Sporting a good weeks worth of facial hair, Michaels stands at the top of the stage, staring down the aisle at Umaga - who is snarling, and ready for war, with AAE yelling at his Bulldozer … BEFORE SHAWN MICHAELS SPRINTS DOWN THE AISLE!!!!!

Michaels slides into the ring, ducking past Umaga, flying off the ropes … AND LAUNCHES AT UMAGA KNOCKING HIM OFF HIS FEET!!!!! Michaels bounces up … SWEET CHIN MUSIC TO ESTRADA!!!!! The Samoan Bulldozer stumbles to his feet, into the ropes, with Michaels - all fired up - charges toward him, AND THEY BOTH CRASH OVER THE TOP TO THE OUTSIDE!!!

It’s mayhem in Rio, with the Brazilian fans going crazy, as HBK hammers Umaga on the floor, before getting up, and grabs a steel chair … WAILING ON UMAGA WITH IT!!!!! Over a dozen chair shots to the back - STILL - don’t stop Umaga, who tries to crawl away from Michaels, and climbs up to his feet using the announce table … BUT HE TURNS AROUND … TO GET CREAMED WITH A CHAIR SHOT TO THE SKULL!!!!!

Umaga lands on the table, spread eagled as J.R and Coach run for cover … with Michaels climbing onto the apron, and then onto the turnbuckles … taking a good long look around the jumping arena … BEFORE FLYING WITH A SAVAGE ELBOW TO THE BULLDOZER … THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!!!!! The fans in Brazil are in hysterics, it’s absolute BEDLAM in Rio … as both Shawn Michaels and Umaga lay spread out on the outside, with Michaels slowly coming around, whilst J.R gets all gravel voiced before signing off, with Shawn Michaels shocking return ending an incredible world tour for Raw, ending the six week tour on an incredible high.

The show then comes to an end, with Shawn Michaels being helped to his feet and his music playing into the arena, whilst Umaga remains out cold…

END OF SHOW

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Official Card for WWE Cyber Sunday:
Date: 16th September 2007
Location: American Airlines Centre, Dallas, Texas
Event Music: Foo Fighters, The Pretender

WWE Championship;
!!ELIMINATION CHAMBER MATCH!!
Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Batista vs. Garrison Cade vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Paul London
~ Fan Voting TBA ~

World Heavyweight Championship Match;
~ CHOOSE THE SPECIAL GUEST REFEREE ~
Christian vs. Kurt Angle
~ Mr. Kennedy OR Rey Mysterio OR Eric Bischoff ~

Intercontinental Championship Match:
William Regal vs. Ken Doane OR The Miz OR Charlie Haas OR The 2007 King of the Ring; Brent Albright With more choices TBA

Grudge Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Umaga
~ Fan Voting TBA ~

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It should be interesting to see what happens with Umaga and AAE. I personally doubt they are going to get a the match they want at this point.

Beth Phoenix vs. Victoria: A solid opening match, I’m glad to see that Victoria was protected in this match instead of a squash. Looking forward to what happens with Mickie James’s return and what kind of match, hopefully, they’ll have at Cyber Sunday.

I don’t really see much coming out of John Cena staying around RAW at the moment, seems like he should already be on Smackdown! to me. Guess you’ll have some plans though for keeping him around on RAW for now, maybe wrapping up his business with Mr. Kennedy?

The Angels of Anarchy vs. The Rhodes Brothers: Looks like Cody Rhodes is back to berating his brother. I’m not exactly sure what is happening with those two at the moment or the direction you are trying to take them. Looking forward to more action from Daniels and Williams, where they end up in this thread in the upcoming months.

Matt Hardy vs. The Miz: I liked the way this match played out. I’m hoping that the Shelton Benjamin vs. Matt Hardy feud comes to a head for now at Cyber Sunday. Seems like a feud that could need a rest soon, but could easily be showcased again later on.

Nice move, giving The Coach a bodyguard for these segments. I thought this segment worked out well and I’m not exactly sure what we’ll get out of this seeing as Kennedy already has the potential to referee a match at Cyber Sunday. Looking forward to how you decide to set up this match.

Deuce w/Domino vs. Victor Ceron: I think this was a good way to show that Umaga and AAE aren’t going to give Eric Bischoff time to answer. Maybe we’ll see a petition among the RAW lower midcarders to get Umaga his match? Haha.

The British Lions w/Katie Lea vs. The East Coast Party Boys: Oh, so this match is actually happening. Haha. I’m completely shocked that The East Coast Party Boys already got a chance to go after the World Tag Team titles, felt there were definitely better contenders around. I’m even more surprised to see them win. This turn from the Lions seemingly came out of nowhere just as it looked like they were on good terms…Didn’t really like how this match was handled for either team.

Mark Henry w/Theodore Long & Alicia Fox vs. Ken Doane w/Matt Hardy: I think match was done the way it needed to be for Doane to get the win since I realistically couldn’t seem him beating Henry at this time with a clean victory.

Well Harry Smith is an a-hole, making Katie decide between him or her family. I’m guessing we’ll either see some sort of feud over the manager here or we’ll see a heel turn from Katie, but hey, maybe you’ll go outside of the norm. =)

William Regal vs. Fit Finlay!

Christian & Rey Mysterio vs. Kurt Angle & Mister Kennedy: This was a good main event and it definitely made Angle look like a challenge by getting a win, even though underhanded, against Rey Mysterio. This also did a good job of showing what to expect if Kennedy becomes the referee for Cyber Sunday.

Tell him Teddy! The Brotherhood needs stardom! How dare Eric Bischoff try to hold them down!

I’m not surprised that you went with the Shawn Michaels vs. Umaga match for Cyber Sunday. I will be surprised though if Umaga is just going to accept this match.

I think this RAW set up for some interesting things to happen next week.
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 28 - WWE.COM ANNOUNCEMENT

From the office of Raw GM Eric Bischoff, word has reached wwe.com of the choices that fans will have to vote for at Cyber Sunday when Shawn Michaels - who made his shocking return last night on Raw - takes on Umaga. Seemingly playing on the fact that in their last contest - a Last Man Standing match at Vengeance - Shawn Michaels was forced to leave the event in an Ambulance after his stretcher was thrown off the stage, Eric Bischoff has decided that Michaels will meet Umaga either in an Ambulance Match, a Stretcher Match or, in a change of pace, a Samoan Strap Match, which would of course play into the Bulldozers hands. Which match will the fans choose to see these two foes face off in on September 16 in Dallas??

In addition, wwe.com can also exclusively reveal that Kurt Angle - paying with his own money - has paid to host a 'homecoming celebration' next week on Raw. Having not held back his opinion on the World Tour, Angle will look to celebrate the end of the six week event, but what kind of festivities will Angle have in store for Anaheim on Monday?? The Olympian has been very vocal with his opinions and negative thoughts about non-Americans and immigrants in recent times - none more so than Rey Mysterio - so will this 'celebration' really be a celebration ... or does Angle have something more sinister in mind??


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WWE Superstars | August 28 2007

Grisham and Coach (yes, sitting in for King still) intro the show, with tonight’s main event being a Falls Count Anywhere match between Elijah Burke and Chris Masters.

The first match of the evening sees Rhyno defeating the same Brazilian competitor that had an opportunity on Raw (only to get annihilated by Umaga before the match could really begin), Victor Ceron @ 07:24 in a competitive match, but it ends in a flash with a Gore.

In a debut match Sonjay Dutt defeats Gavin Spears to win a Smackdown contract @ 06:24 with the impressive Bombay Buster.

Maria defeats Maryse @ 02:34 with a school girl in a horrible, awful, ugly match.

In the main event, Elijah Burke defeats Chris Masters in a Falls Count Anywhere match, ending in the parking lot @ 12:23, after nailing Masters with a trash can whilst trapped in the Masterlock, with Masters falling through a dumpster, and Burke then finally pins him to win the match up.

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I haven't been following as much as I should, though I plan on getting back into things.

Shawn and Umaga have an epic feud going on, here's hoping for an Ambulance match.. I've always enjoyed those.

I can see Angle directing the entire night to making it a living hell for Mysterio, probably bringing in people from his past and things like that until Rey arrives and gains revenge. either way should be good.

Not much else to comment on for the time being, I have to read back on a few shows that I've missed.

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Friday Night Smackdown | August 31 2007 | Rio De Janeiro, Brasil


The show opens with Arn Anderson already in the ring to address the audience. He gets straight to business, announcing tonight’s main event of WWE Champion Randy Orton and Garrison Cade vs. Brock Lesnar and U.S Champion Paul London … before going say that Edge will also be in action against his FIRST signing from Monday Night Raw - and he will be revealed later.

Anderson then moves on to Cyber Sunday and firstly confirms that after failing to qualify for the Elimination Chamber last week, Edge WILL face The Undertaker at the Pay Per View in a Summerslam rematch - and it will be a case of all or nothing, as the fans will decide whether to reward the winner or punish the loser by either voting for the winner to receive a WWE Title shot or for the loser to be barred from challenging for the WWE Title for TWELVE months.


Double A then reveals that in the main event of Cyber Sunday, the fans will have the opportunity to give one man the ultimate advantage, as they will vote for which superstar will enter the Elimination Chamber LAST.

**VOICES**

Cue an unhappy champion. Randy Orton is - as you’d expect - livid at the voting options for Cyber Sunday, once again suggesting that Anderson is out to get him, and to get the WWE Title off his shoulder. Orton goes on to state that as the defending champion HE should automatically be the last man to enter the Chamber, and with the fans in charge, he claims they’ll be just like Anderson - out to screw him out of the title. Anderson, with a wry smile responds, asking Orton if he’d rather let the fans decide who should enter the chamber FIRST - to which Orton doesn’t see the funny side.

The situation begins to get more serious, with Orton telling Anderson that even after two months off - nothing has changed with his approach, and Orton intends on making sure Double A isn’t GM for much longer. Anderson - with a smile - tells the champ that once Cyber Sunday is done and dusted, he’ll have plenty of time to try and run him out of his job … because he’ll not have to worry about being champion anymore. Orton - obviously - doesn’t quite agree with that assessment and tells Arn that he’s tried for the last six months to take the title from him … and that it keeps resulting in careers ending, citing Jerichos retirement last week, RVD still not being the same … not to mention Ric Flair fading into obscurity in humiliation; “And at Cyber Sunday, you‘ve just assigned the same fate to five more”

**I WALK ALONE**

Surprisingly, Batistas music interrupts the segment, with The Animal marching to the ring - not giving Arn a chance to respond to Orton - and gets straight to business, telling Orton to stop being a whiny little bitch … before doing a bit of whining himself and demands two things - a piece of Garrison Cade and a piece of The Undertaker, reminding the fans of the unprovoked Chokeslam last week. Orton steps in, telling Anderson that Batista can have his spot in the tag team main event later, but that is quickly rejected by the GM.

Anderson looks to calm The Animal and reasons with him, saying that he can have his shot at Cade, but only if Brock Lesnar or Paul London agree to step out and let him have their spot in the match later tonight. The GM goes on to the second request, and trying to make light of the situation, tells Batista that The Undertaker isn’t the type of guy that you can reach easily, and as far as he’s concerned isn’t - and wont be - in Rio tonight, which doesn’t go down well with the fans.

Batista isn’t pleased with the resolution … but gets Double A to reiterate that if he can get either Lesnar or London to drop out of the main event he can have their spot - which Arn confirms. While not ideal, Batista accepts it, but says he still wants BOTH Cade and Taker at some point - not letting either issue slip - and before leaving the ring he tells Orton he’ll see him later. Batista then leaves the ring, whilst Orton tells Arn he’s still not happy, but Double A responds by telling Randy that ‘no one ever is’ before leaving the champion stood alone in the ring to end the segment.

Commercial Break

During the intro’s for the opening match, The James Boys have an inset promo, where Layla talks about her two men being grateful for the opportunity tonight, and plan on spoiling Carlito and Kofi’s plans of facing AMW again.

Also, during the entrance of the Connection, Styles and Heyman discuss the injury suffered by Festus Murdoch last week, and say he’s currently receiving treatment at home, and will be out of action for the next 1-2 months.

Match 1:
The Caribbean Connection vs. The James Boys w/Layla El
Despite The James Boys being mainly fodder thus far on Smackdown, it’s another competitive match for the flashy tandem of Carlito and Kingston - but a test that they once again pass, overcoming the influence of Layla on the outside to defeat the still winless tandem of Kacey and Kassidy, as Kofi delivers Trouble in Paradise to Kacey and as Carlito takes care of Kassidy, he makes the easy cover for the 1...2...3!!!
Winners: The Caribbean Connection @ 06:29

Kingston and Carlito pick up yet another win, with Joey Styles suggesting that they may get their much deserved second shot at AMW as soon as next week when Smackdown returns to the U.S. As they leave the ring, The Caribbean Connection send a message to the champs, shouting to the camera that Harris and Storm cant hide for much longer.



Backstage, Edge catches up with Arn Anderson, pestering the GM about his match tonight, asking if the rumours are true and it’s JOHN CENA?? Anderson though, refuses to answer, staying tight lipped and tells Edge he’ll have to wait to find out - which frustrates the Rated ‘R’ Superstar, who lashes out and kicks a door with his temper rising.

Commercial Break

Back from the break, Nick Nemeth is in the ring, belittling the standard of opponents he has faced thus far on Smackdown, and jokingly suggests that at Cyber Sunday the fans should vote for his next opponent in order to find him a real challenge…

**LAMBEG**

And suddenly, Nemeth is cut off by the unassuming fighting Irishman - Finlay - making his first appearance since being battered in Belfast by Triple H two weeks ago … and brings a referee with him. Finlay ‘suggests’ he could put his name forward as a challenge … if he’s acceptable enough for Nemeths high standards. Nemeth then hesitates, and tries to talk Finlay out of it for the time being, asking if the Irishman is fully recovered from the beating he took two weeks ago … but then cheap shots Finlay!!! Nemeth then instructs the referee to ring the bell and start the match…

Match 2:
Nick Nemeth vs. Finlay
Hard fought match - finally - for Nemeth, with Finlay charging right back at Nemeth after the cheap shot. The veteran roughs Nemeth up, giving the cocky youngster a true test. Nemeth though, rises to the challenge, taking control after a rocky start, and begins to show his true potential with an impressive showing. Finlay though doesn’t lose heart, and gives as good as he gets - unlike Nemeths other opponents since his debut - and nearly shocks Nemeth as he attempts to hit the Celtic Cross … but Nemeth manages to get out of it just in the nick of time. Nemeth then grips Finlay by the singlet, yanking him face first into the buckles … and looks to hit the Ego Boost … BUT FINLAY DUCKS AWAY!!! Nemeth misses, and Finlay looks to hit Rolling Hills … but Nick scrambles out, AND ROLLS THE IRISHMAN UP … HOOKING THE TIGHTS … 1...2...3!!!
Winner: Nick Nemeth @ 07:12

Nemeth is forced to steal the win against Finlay, and comes through his first real test … but as soon as he gets to his feet to have his hand raised … FINLAY GIVES HIM A LOW BLOW!!! Nemeth drops to his knees, as Finlay reaches for his shillelagh … SMACKING NEMETH ACROSS THE HEAD WITH IT!!!

The Irishman stands over Nemeth, telling the youngster; “Ye asked for a test, son, an‘ I gave ye it. Now, I wanna test your guts … in a fight”. Finlay then raises the weapon in the air, standing over his writhing opponent, as we fade to commercial.

Commercial Break

The show returns, backstage with Josh Mathews with The Caribbean Connection for an interview, where it’s confirmed that Carlito and Kingston will get their rematch for the tag team titles next week on Smackdown in Sacramento. In the interview the tandem declare that AMW knew at Summerslam they couldn’t beat them and walked out to spare their blushes … but after seeing them huff and puff their way back up the aisle at Wembley, they wont be able to get away this time - because they simply wont be quick enough. Then, they say that the WWE Tag Team Championships are much like AMW’s diet - in need of a radical change, going on to say that they’re NOT sorry about the champions luck - because they’ve had more than enough of that over the last eight months … and it’s about time that their luck ran out - and it will … next week.



Elsewhere, we see Brock Lesnar for the first time since Summerslam, with lesser faces congratulating him on his win at the event, with others asking how he is, with Lesnar nodding along, thanking them and telling them he’s good to go tonight … until he meets with Batista. The Animal initially congratulates Brock, before telling him that maybe he could do with another night off - just to be sure he’s 100% - offering to take his spot in tonights main event. Lesnar though, shakes his head, telling Batista he didn’t come to Rio to sit backstage - but thanks him (sarcastically) for the offer and the concern before walking off … leaving Batista fuming.

Commercial Break

The show returns with The Brian Kendrick joining the team at ringside for the upcoming match…

Match 3 | SIX MAN TAG TEAM MATCH:
Los Latinos & Evan Bourne vs. Kid Kash, Elix Skipper & Daivari
High flying cruiserweight action, as Evan Bourne branches out alone from Jeff Hardy tonight. All six men look to make an impression to try and earn a title shot, but Kendrick seems to be unimpressed by what he sees, focusing more on himself and his long reign as champion, now passing the five month mark - and just TWO WEEKS from being the longest Cruiserweight title reign in history. The action breaks down for a period after Chavo makes a hot tag to Bourne, when all six men eventually get involved, but after an array of high spots, all six men are down on the outside, leading to a well timed commercial break…

Commercial Break

And, the action is restored as the show returns, but even after the showing of high spots - Kendrick still isn’t impressed. As the match continues, Kendrick excuses himself from ringside, claiming to be getting sleepy … and picks up a mic from the timekeepers position, before going on to cut a promo - whilst the match is still going on. He talks about missing out on being part of Summer slam … but says watching this match he realises now why that is. Slowly but surely, the men in action begin to take note and listen to what the self obsessed Cruiserweight champion has to say … as he continues to belittle the rest of the Cruiserweight division, defining them down as Mexican jumping beans, washed up has beens and nobodies.

Now, all six men in the ring put their differences aside, coming together to watch as TBK goes off on a rant. Kendrick, completely oblivious to what is going on in the ring, continues to bemoan the rest of the division, stating that if it weren’t for him, there would be no CW division left, going on to mention how he is closing in on becoming the longest reigning Cruiserweight champion of all time. As he continues up the ramp, he turns, and sees the six men in the ring all standing together, listening - but he simply laughs at them, saying he could probably take all six in one go … big mistake. From behind, JAMIE NOBLE comes from the back, grabbing Kendrick … and runs him toward the ring … THROWING HIM INSIDE!!!

Suddenly, Kendricks demeanour changes, and with six men bearing down on him, he begs for mercy, trying to laugh off what he has said … but it doesn’t wash with the six rivals in the ring - who have all banded together as one for the time being … and with Noble also joining them … they begin to take turns taking shots at the champion, beating him around the ring, with the match now finally being thrown out as a no contest, with Kendrick taking a beating from all his potential challengers.
Winners: No Contest @ 12:10

Kendrick continues to get punched around the ring, with each man taking turns to get their shot in on the spaghetti legged champion. After all taking a shot or two each, Bourne springs off the ropes, catching Kendrick with a kick to the face, forcing the champion staggering into the path of Kid Kash who delivers the Dead Level.

Kendrick is flattened in the ring, and now Super Crazy takes the opportunity to get his piece in, crashing onto the champion with the Moonsault!!! Next, Skipper instructs Daivari to climb the turnbuckles, and once he does, Elix delivers a backbreaker to Kendrick … holding him over his knee as Daivari flies, landing with an elbow to the sternum!!!

Chavo Guerrero now perches himself up top too, playing to the fans first … then flies too - FROG SPLASH!!! Kendrick is on the end of a massive beating from the Cruiserweight division … and it’s not over … as Noble now turns the flattened champ over … AND APPLIES A DRAGON SLEEPER!!!!!

Noble keeps the hold on for good measure, as the other cruiserweights all get in shots at the exposed champion before leaving the ring, with a couple trash talking to the champ on their way out, before Noble finally relinquishes the sleeper, and leaves the champion laid out in the middle of the ring, having sent a message - the challengers aren’t to be taken lightly.



Backstage, we see Edge getting ready, stretched out, ahead of his match up next … but which Raw superstar will he take on??

Commercial Break

During Edges entrance, Styles and Heyman both ponder who could be the first Raw superstar to sign with Smackdown … with both saying John Cena has to be a big possibility, given his public announcement that he’s been in negotiations with Anderson.

Edge waits tentatively in the ring for his opponent…

**I’LL SHOW YOU … YOU’LL SEE**

Massive disappointment - it’s Stevie Richards, barely even seen on Superstars, the first man to sign for Smackdown from Raw. Edge isn’t impressed, and is seen looking to the outside and asking “Is this a joke??”, whilst Joey Styles and Paul Heyman TRY to put Richards over as a threat, going back to his ECW days.

Match 4:
Edge vs. Stevie Richards
No messing from Edge, who feels slighted by the choice of Richards as an opponent, and goes straight on the offence with a barrage of rights and lefts - clubbing blows to the back, pounding Richards into the corner, and down on the canvas. Edge continues to take out his anger on Stevie, hammering him by the ropes, and sends him off into the corner, rushing in with a corner spear, ramming his shoulder into Stevies gut over and over and over. Edge backs out of the corner, setting up to go again … but as he charges in - STEVIE GETS A FOOT UP!!! For a brief period, Richards puts up a brave fight, giving his all, but goes for a Super kick - which is caught, then gets spun around … AND BRUTALLY CLOTHESLINED INSIDE OUT!!! Edge motions that it’s over, and sets himself, waiting for Stevie to rise … SPEAR!!!!! Edge covers … 1...2...3!!!
Winner: Edge @ 02:40

Edge wins, and has his hand raised in the air, with Stevie Richards not causing any shocks. Edge gets set to leave the ring … but then has second thoughts. He looks back, at a struggling Stevie, who tries to get back to his feet using the ropes … and Edge decides to step back inside. The Rated ‘R’ Superstar then watches Stevie … before nailing him with a BIG BOOT to the face, sending Richards out of the ring through the ropes!!!

{/SECOND HOUR}

Richards lands hard on the outside, smacking his face off the mats, with Edge following out, stomping Richards as he tries to crawl away. Then, as Richards crawls to the ramp, Edge grabs him by the trunks, picking him up and HURLS Stevie through the steps!!!!! Still not done, Edge grabs the steps, and sets them up now, shouting to no one in particular that “THIS IS A JOKE!! STEVIE RICHARDS!!?? NO - NOT FUNNY” … THEN RACES UP THE STEPS - AND FLIES OFF … SPEAR TO RICHARDS AGAIN … SENDING RICHARDS THROUGH THE BARRIER!!!!!

The fans are gob smacked, with Stevie lying in a heap, as Edge also struggles to recover, having taking quite a blow himself hitting the Spear. Medics rush to the aide of Richards, gurneys and all, but as Edge gets back to his feet … he PUSHES THE MEDICS AWAY!!! Edge grabs referee Jimmy Korderas, telling him that this is what Arn Anderson gets for putting him in the ring with a muppet like Stevie Richards … BEFORE DRAGGING THE BROKEN BODY OF RICHARDS BACK UP!!!

Edge drags Richards lifeless body from the rubble, and back toward the steps, taking a moment to set … THEN PUTS STEVIE IN POSITION FOR THE EDGECUTION … with referees and medics pleading with Edge to stop, he simply has a sadistic smile etched on his face and says “THIS IS THE LAST TIME I PUT UP WITH THIS CRAP” … AND DELIVERS THE EDGECUTION ON THE STEEL STEPS!!!!!!!

Again, the medics rush to the aide of Stevie Richards, who is laid out on the steps … and is now BUSTED WIDE OPEN!!! Edge sits up, ignoring the officials who admonish him, and pushes them out of the way as he gets back up, before making his way to the timekeepers table … AND GRABS A CHAIR!!! He shoves Dean Malenko out of his way, then swings at Bill DeMott (narrowly missing) shouting that “NO WAY - I‘M MAKIN A STATEMENT”

Edge pushes through the crowd of medics and officials, reaching Stevie - who is still laid out cold on the steps. Edge threatens a couple of the officials who plead with him to stop, forcing them to back off … then raises the chair … CON-CHAIR-TO ON THE STEPS!!!!!!!!!!

Even in Brazil “HOLY SHIT” chants can happen, and it seems appropriate in this instance. Edge appears to finally be done with the sickening attack, and slams the chair down. He stands tall to listen to the torrent of abuse from the officials at ringside - and the fans - then licks his lips while evilly smirking, as medics tend to Stevie … whose brave new adventure on Smackdown ends on night one in disaster…

Commercial Break

** VIDEO PACKAGE **

Flashing shots of the General Managers, Commissioners and Presidents that have ruled the WWE over the last two decades; Jack Tunney, Gorilla Monsoon, Roddy Piper, Sgt. Slaughter, Shawn Michaels, Shane McMahon, Mick Foley, William Regal, Ric Flair.

Narrator: For decades, the biggest decisions and the biggest matches have come from directors of authority.

Shots of Mr. McMahon, Eric Bischoff, Stephanie McMahon, Steve Austin, Bret Hart, Paul Heyman, Hulk Hogan, Ricky Steamboat, Arn Anderson and Jesse Ventura.

Narrator: Some have embraced the position to make decisions for the good of the fans.

Clips of Foley during his run as Commissioner in 2000, with lots of thumbs up.

Narrator: But others have abused it for their own nasty agendas.

Shot of Vince McMahon screwing Stone Cold, and escaping with the title belt in 1998.

Narrator: For three hundred and sixty four days of the year, the superstars of Raw and Smackdown have their fates determined by these supervisory rulers.

Shots of the biggest names; Christian, Randy Orton, Kurt Angle, Paul London and John Cena.

Narrator: But on one day of the year … the control is taken OUT of their hands …

Shots of Eric Bischoff reacting with disgust at something.

Narrator: … And into YOURS!!

Clips of rowdy fans.

Narrator: For one night only - YOU are in charge - YOU make the calls - YOU decide the fates of your favourite WWE Superstars.

Cut to shots of Brock Lesnar, Rey Mysterio, Brent Albright, Mr. Kennedy and The Undertaker.

Narrator: For one night only, their fate is in YOUR hands.

And a final shot, of a finger clicking a computer mouse, and a dark screen



WWE CYBER SUNDAY | SEPTEMBER 16 | DALLAS TX
ONLY ON PAY PER VIEW
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The show returns, backstage in the parking lot, where Arn Anderson watches Stevie Richards being loaded into an ambulance, and driven off. Double A looks to be fuming, and pulls Josh Mathews aside, telling the interviewer to find Edge, and instruct him to get to his office - immediately.



Back at ringside, Heyman and Styles recap the dastardly beating moments ago from Edge to Stevie Richards, with both men unable to offer any defence for Edges actions, calling it completely uncalled for and barbaric. That helps for them to then move on to Cyber Sunday - and the barbaric Elimination Chamber. They talk about the fans having the chance to give one man the ultimate advantage to enter last - informing the audience that in five Chamber matches, two of the winners were the final entrant … including the first EVER Chamber match …

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~ ELIMINATION CHAMBER REWIND ~
2002; FIRST EVER ELIMINATION CHAMBER
In the Worlds Most Famous arena at the Survivor Series, the inaugural Chamber match took place for the World Heavyweight Championship. Entering last - in only his second match in four years, and his first after being brutally assaulted by Triple H at Summerslam - Shawn Michaels rolls back the years, finishing off the exhausted (and injured) champion to gain revenge for the attack in August with the iconic Sweet Chin Music.
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Commercial Break

Match 5:
M.V.P vs. Jeff Hardy
Early on, it’s confirmed on commentary that while this is not a #1 Contenders match, if MVP wins tonight, he’ll get a rematch for the U.S Title next week on Smackdown, and because of this, MVP looks extra fired up … but doesn’t have it easy against a tough opponent in Jeff Hardy. Hardys style proves a problem for MVP, and Jeff nearly ruins the opportunity for Porter on a number of occasions, getting near fall after near fall - but MVP survives, driven on by the carrot of a rematch with Paul London next week. And, that is what pushes the highest paid superstar on Smackdown on to victory, playing possum with Hardy, giving him the chance to go for the Swanton Bomb … only to jump up and sweeps his legs from under him!!!!! Jeff crashes and burns on the mat, with MVP picking him back up … PLAY OF THE DAY CONNECTS!!!!!! He hooks the leg tightly … 1...2...3!!!
Winner: M.V.P @ 09:31

Porter is jubilant in victory, and despite missing out (twice) on getting a spot in the Elimination Chamber at Cyber Sunday, he now has the chance to atone for his loss at Summerslam by earning a rematch against Paul London next week back in the U.S.

Commercial Break

The show returns, backstage with Kristal Marshall, who conducts an interview with the U.S Champion Paul London, with questions about Cyber Sunday, next week’s title rematch with MVP and tonights main event. London firstly talks about next week, saying he knows himself that he was fortunate to leave Summerslam as champion, but after getting a week off from in ring action, he claims to be refreshed and raring to go - starting tonight. The Golden Boy goes on to talk about being so close - yet so far - from beating Orton for the title last month, and says he knows he CAN beat Randy Orton … but at Cyber Sunday he WILL beat him.

Now, Batista enters the picture. He and London shake hands, being friendly, but Batista makes things rather frosty, as he picks up on what London said about beating Orton at Cyber Sunday, and with a smile, he tells London that ‘while you may beat Randy at Cyber Sunday … you aint gonna beat me’. Trying to keep things friendly, London laughs it off, saying that ‘we’ll have to see’.

After a moment of uncomfortable silence, Batista gets to his point, suggesting that with a title match next week, London could possibly do with another night off tonight … but, before Batista can outright ask London if he can have his spot … GARRISON CADE BLINDSIDES BATISTA!!! The two huge behemoths get into a wild fight in the backstage area, barging one another into walls and through doors, scrambling on the floor of the cafeteria area, smashing each other with metal objects and dishes, brawling back through the halls, as wrestlers try to break them up, with security, officials and agents getting involved breaking the pair up.

Continuously, Batista and Cade break free from the others, and get back to brawling with each other - unable to be stopped … but as more people arrive on the scene, the two huge monsters are forced down, and even they cant wriggle free from the sheer mass of numbers on the scene … as we see the pissed off Arn Anderson also arrive in the middle of the melee - and given his mood, he isn’t interested in messing around with Batista and Cade. Double A keeps the two held apart, telling both that he’s not having his show turn into a zoo … so next week, Batista and Cade can settle their differences, one on one - as long as Batista leaves the arena - RIGHT NOW.

Batista nods - accepting the decision - telling Cade that he can wait until next week, with Cade responding that he (Batista) has seven days to make an excuse. Anderson then demands that Batista leave NOW, before angrily walking away from the scene … and toward his office, where we see Edge standing by the door. Arn - with fury in his eyes - tells Edge he can wipe the smirk off his face, and get in the office. Edge enters, and Arn follows, slamming the door behind him. Whilst the camera doesn’t follow in, the camera remains on the outside, picking up what is said … with Anderson yelling at Edge at the top of his voice.

We hear Anderson berate Edge for his actions, telling him in no uncertain terms that he’ll be getting a record setting fine - and is lucky he’s not being suspended. Edge though, isn’t bothered seemingly, and tells Arn he can keep fining him or fire him for all he cares - but he’ll keep doing exactly the same thing anytime he’s forced to take on a ‘goon’ like Stevie Richards. He goes on to remind Double A that he beat The Undertaker at Summerslam and should be facing the WWE Champion - not an ECW reject. He tells Arn that he’s sick of being punished for having ambition, and sick of being punished for nearly joining Raw last week … but most of all, he’s sick of having to waste his time facing jokes.

It goes quiet for a moment, most likely with Anderson taking a moment to think about what he’s just heard. Arn then reminds Edge that if the fans vote for it - he can earn that one on one title shot he desperately craves by beating Taker at Cyber Sunday … and … seeing as he’s sick of being put in the ring with ‘jokes’ he can face a top level opponent next week - ‘not only a former so-called ECW reject, but a former WWE Champion’ - ROB VAN DAM!!! Anderson then asks Edge if he’s ‘happy now??’, but doesn’t wait for a reply, telling Edge to get out of his sight, and not to cause any more problems for him tonight. Edge then exit’s the room, slamming the door behind him … but the camera shows Edge with a beaming smile on his face - getting the type of match he wants & feels he deserves.

Commercial Break

Back from the break, we get a condensed repeat of Joey Styles interview with Chris Jericho last week where the first ever Undisputed Champion confirmed that he has retired from wrestling.

Styles and Heyman then discuss the interview again, before moving onto the main event, taking the time during the introductions to hype next weeks ‘homecoming’ show, with TWO title matches, a grudge match between Batista and Cade, AND a match between Edge and Rob Van Dam.

Main Event:
Randy Orton & Garrison Cade vs. Paul London & Brock Lesnar
It’s a long match up, which is slow at times, but follows basic tag formula 101, with the heels focusing on one face - no prizes for guessing it’s Paul London - and work well in tandem, despite the recent break up of the New Wave. London - as you’d expect - is perfect for the face in peril role, whilst Lesnar prowls the apron, dying to get a piece of the action … and eventually London catches Cade with an enziguri to catch a break … and make the hot tag to the Iron Man!!!

Lesnar bounds into the ring, and does what he does best, running through people for shortcuts, dismantling Orton and Cade, delivering Belly to Bellys, then throws Orton out of the ring to focus on Cade, but as he gets the big man up for the F5, Cade fights back off, throws Brock to the ropes, where he gets hung up by Orton. Lesnar staggers back - right into a big boot!!!!! It’s back to square one, only now it’s Lesnar in trouble for the faces, as we head into a commercial break - the last of the evening.

Commercial Break

The show returns with Lesnar trapped in a chinlock from Orton, but he fights to his feet, with Orton now on his back, and rams him into the corners … finally getting him off his back!!! Lesnar then picks Orton up, and charges him into each corner, taking the air out of the champion, and tags Paul London back in again. London quickens the pace, springing off the ropes to bamboozle Orton and Cade too … drilling Orton with a tornado DDT!!! He covers … 1...2...KICK OUT!!! London grimaces in disappointment, but not for long - after getting clocked by Cade!!! Lesnar then looks to come to the aide of his partner … but the referee stops him, ordering Brock back to the corner … giving Cade and Orton the chance to lynch London!!!

It’s back to working over London, with the Golden Boy again, playing the face in peril role to a tee, unable to get to Lesnar for a much needed tag … and after avoiding the RKO, he catches Orton with a dropsault … and crawls to make a tag … BUT ORTON GRABS HIS LEGS AT THE LAST MINUTE!!! London reaches out in desperation … as does Brock … but he’s unable to make the tag!!! Orton drags London back to the centre, and gets Cade back in, who drops an elbow on the U.S Champ to put him back in his place. London is then trapped in a tight sleeper from the big Texan, and with the fans on his side, he tries to mount a comeback … but again, with all his might, he still cant tag out to Brock. Needing SOME kind of counter … London pushes up onto the middle turnbuckle, and back off … INTO A PIN ON CADE … 1...2...NO!!!

Cade releases the sleeper to break the count, but London dropkicks Cades knee to keep him down and get a free run at a tag … BUT ORTON DISTRACTS THE REFEREE!!!!! Lesnar makes the tag and hammers at Cade, then gets him up … HITTING THE F5!!!!! He covers … but the referee doesn’t count. He orders Lesnar back out of the ring, having missed the tag, with the fans and Lesnar both in uproar … whilst Orton pounces on an unsuspecting London … RKO TO THE GOLDEN BOY!!!!! Orton slithers back out of the ring, whilst Lesnar still argues with the official, repeatedly telling him he made the tag … as Cade somehow recovers to drape an arm over London. Lesnar is finally forced back out of the ring … allowing Mickey Henson to make the count … 1...2...SHOULDER UP!!!!!

It’s crazy noise inside the arena, with London surviving the RKO, and Orton is in a state of shock too. He eventually gets a tag from Cade and continues to put the beating on London, but nearly gets caught with a cradle … kicking out JUST in time before a shock three. He quickly re-establishes dominance with a thunderous clothesline to London, and wears him out once more. Taking the fight to the outside, Orton rams London into the barrier … and get to carry out a 2 on 1 attack when he points Henson toward Lesnar, who looked to get involved. Lesnars temper is costing his team, with London suffering at the hands of Cade and Orton.

Somehow, London continues to battle on, taking the best Cade and Orton have to offer, frustrating the former friends … and that frustration begins to boil over, with Orton bellowing instructions to Cade whilst standing on the apron. Cade - unable to put London away - stands back up, telling Orton to ‘SHUT IT’, reminding Orton that he no longer answers to him. Orton though, continues to bark orders at his former lackey, and Cade snaps!! The Lone Star rises, and slaps the chest of the champion to make a tag, telling Orton “SHOW ME HOW IT‘S DONE HOTSHOT” … with Orton initially furious, but then accepts the challenge. He steps inside, and takes up his position … FOR THE PUNT!!!!!

Orton readies himself, taking a look back at Cade, telling him to watch … THEN RUSHES FOR THE KICK … BUT LONDON HOPS UP … AND LEAPS OVER ORTON!!! Orton misses, then turns … SUPERKICK!!!!! London drills Orton, and falls back onto him … 1...2...KICK OUT!!!!! London shakes his head in disbelief, but now tries to make his way to Lesnar … who reaches out … ONLY FOR CADE TO TRIP LESNAR OFF THE APRON!!!!! London reaches out … but has no one to tag!!!!! He climbs to his feet using the ropes, looking to the outside, where Lesnar holds his face … as Orton comes from behind on London with a roll up … 1...2...KICK OUT!!!!! London just kicks out, but as he gets up … BANG - CLOTHESLINE FROM CADE!!!

Cade ignores the referee, and drags London up … LOOKING TO HIT THE HEART PUNCH … BUT LESNAR ARRIVES JUST IN TIME AND TACKLES CADE TO THE MAT!!!!! Lesnar explodes on Cade, with the match losing all control … as we see Orton setting up for the RKO on London … but as he goes for it … LONDON SHOVES HIM AWAY!!! Orton bounces off the ropes, coming back, with London ducking out of harms way … as Orton continues … into Cade - just as Lesnar shot him across the ring!!! The two former stable mates collide in the middle of the ring, with London dropkicking Cade, knocking him out of the ring … whilst Lesnar picks Orton up … F5!!!!! With Lesnar willing him on, London climbs the ropes … setting himself … 450 SPLASH TO THE WWE CHAMPION!!!!! London covers, as Lesnar goes outside to take care of Cade … 1...2...3!!!!!
Winners: Paul London & Brock Lesnar @ 21:38

In an epic tag team main event, the faces prevail, with London overcoming a sustained beating to win the match for he and Lesnar. The two men join up in the ring again, showing respect for one another as they celebrate a victory, as Styles shills the importance of London getting a win over the WWE Champion.

Eventually, Orton recovers enough to roll out of the ring, and collect his title … but as he staggers away from the ringside area he berates Cade some more, blaming him for the loss … but just as he thinks he’s walking away … CADE DRAGS HIM BACK, GRABBING THE TITLE BELT … AND LEVELS ORTON WITH IT!!!!! Cade proves to Orton that he definitely no longer answers to him - he’s his own boss. Cade stands over the champion telling him as much, before leaving the ringside area, turning back on the aisle to point to the ring and tell Lesnar and London he’ll get to them eventually.

In the ring, Lesnar offers Cade the chance to come back by holding open the ropes, but Cade waves it off, continuing up the aisle. In the ring, Lesnar and London close the show - and the six week long world tour, celebrating in the ring, playing to the fans … as the WWE prepares to come home…

END OF SHOW

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Current Card for WWE Cyber Sunday:
Date: 16th September 2007
Location: American Airlines Centre, Dallas, Texas
Event Music: Foo Fighters, The Pretender

WWE Championship;
!!ELIMINATION CHAMBER MATCH!!
Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Batista vs. Garrison Cade vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Paul London
~ Choose the sixth and final entrant ~

World Heavyweight Championship Match;
~ CHOOSE THE SPECIAL GUEST REFEREE ~
Christian vs. Kurt Angle
~ Mr. Kennedy OR Rey Mysterio OR Eric Bischoff ~

Intercontinental Championship Match:
William Regal vs. Ken Doane OR The Miz OR Charlie Haas OR The 2007 King of the Ring; Brent Albright With more choices TBA

All … or Nothing??
Edge vs. The Undertaker
~ Winner faces WWE Champion @ Smackdown Season Premiere OR Loser is forbidden a title shot for twelve months ~

Grudge Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Umaga
~ Samoan Strap Match OR Ambulance Match OR Stretcher Match ~

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For YEARS, this has continued to be the best written, most entertaining, most consistent, and most thought out BTB I've ever read. Summerslam is an amazing read, and while I'm not able to write out a full review, I will say it was the best show I've read in a while. Glad you're back at it, because this has been a source of entertainment and inspiration for me for some time.
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Insider News & Notes;

Plans are said to already be underway for the 15th Anniversary show for Monday Night Raw in December, which is set to be a three hour special from Madison Square Garden. Whilst the wheels are likely to already be in motion for the build up to a number of WrestleMania angles before then, creative will look to use the milestone show to begin the build for other WrestleMania angles.

There are also likely to be changes made in the not too distant future on Raw or Smackdown - or possibly both shows - in terms of General Managers. Eric Bischoffs contract expires in the new year with little interest on either side to renew the deal. Bischoff is said to beleive that his characters lifespan in the WWE has come full circle and it might be time to change to pastures new. Meanwhile, Arn Anderson is reported to have asked for his television role to be reduced, wishing to concentrate on his job as an agent in a backstage role. There have been suggestions in creative to finally end the long running role of 'GM' in the company and replace it with the faceless 'Board of Directors' holding power. The feeling is that on air 'authority figures' have been played out over the last 5-10 years, and a change could be a nice change of pace - but no plans have been set in stone as of yet.

Bryan Danielson is set to debut 'imminently' on Smackdown, and be placed directly into the Cruiserweight division, after a short stay in developmental. He had been using the ring name 'Daniel Bryan' since signing with the WWE, but it's felt he'll debut under his real name on Smackdown.

At present, he looks set to be the last call up for the time being, with quite a few new faces on both Raw and Smackdown in recent months - plus, with the Road to WrestleMania only three months away, it's felt that any debutants in the Fall will find it hard to make an impact on the already loaded rosters.

Also, Brock Lesnar continues to make overtures toward MMA in interviews, stating a 'desire' to explore that avenue 'in the near future', and has admitted to training in MMA during his time off the road, explaining that he is growing tired of the pro-wrestling schedule - despite re-negotiating his contract last year, which sees Lesnar now getting more time off during the year. WWE officials are still keen to keep Lesnar after years of building The Iron Man as a premiere star, but with constant talk of leaving wrestling, higher ups are said to be getting more and more frustrated with him. There has even been talk of allowing Lesnar to take an 'extended break' to dip his toes in MMA - possibly in Japan - and then hope he gets his MMA desire 'out of his system' before returning to the WWE. However, he is not expected to be granted any kind of extended leave until AFTER WrestleMania in March.

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Official Monday Night Raw Preview:

Raw returns home to the United States this Monday, with Anaheim hosting the WWE's homecoming after six weeks travelling the world ... and no one will be happier to be home than Kurt Angle. Angle has made no secret of his anger at being torn away from his family for over a month, and to celebrate the return home, he has paid for television time at the beginning of the show to host his own 'Homecoming Celebration'. What kind of celebration does Angle have in store??

Also, Angle has requested a Summerslam rematch with Rey Mysterio in order to truly celebrate his return home, being stated on WWE.COM as having said "I want to give the fans a showcase of how superior the U.S is, compared to Mexico - and the rest of the world". Will Angle defeat Mysterio for a second time in less than a month?? Or, will Mysterio gain revenge for Angles actions at Summerslam??

In other action, Straight Edge will defend the World Tag Team Championships for the first time since reclaiming them in the scintillating TLC match at Summerslam, against MNM's former Entourage - now known as the East Coast Party Boys. Can Ryder and Hawkins step up to the plate, or will Punk and Helms send out a message to the rest of the Raw tag team division??

Elsewhere, the end of the world tour for Raw ended with a shocking return by Shawn Michaels, who came back in order to exact revenge on the man that put him on the shelf two months ago - Umaga. The two will meet at Cyber Sunday, but on Raw, Shawn Michaels will address the fans after two months out of action. Just what will HBK have to say in Anaheim in what should be an emotional speech from the legendary Shawn Michaels.

But, Shawn Michaels wont be the only person to address the fans - Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley will also attend Raw, where she is expected to inform the fans of the condition of her husband; Triple H. The Game was taken away in an Ambulance at Summerslam after his brutal loss to Brock Lesnar, and questions have been raised as to whether we'll ever see Triple H in the ring again. Tune in on Raw to find out just what the future holds for the 'King of Kings'.

Also, will we find out if John Cena plans to leave Raw for Smackdown?? Cena has hinted as much in recent weeks, and after admitting to holding talks with Arn Anderson over a move, will Cena finally decide on Raw?? Plus, more candidates will be revealed as contenders line up for a shot at William Regals Intercontinental Championship at Cyber Sunday. Two men who WONT be part of the voting though, are Shelton Benjamin and Matt Hardy. The two men who have fought over the title all summer will not be on the ballot, due to losses in recent weeks to Ken Doane & The Miz respectively - and both losses due to interference by the other. How will Benjamin and Hardy react, knowing that they wont be in line to challenge for the title both men covet the most.

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Monday Night Raw | September 3 2007 | Anaheim, California


The fireworks go off inside ‘The Pond’ as the WWE returns to the United States, with the ring already set up for Kurt Angles ‘Homecoming Celebration’. J.R and Coach hype the show (and we see Big Zeke standing by The Coach at ringside), with the main event tonight pitting Angle against Mysterio in a Summerslam rematch, plus a tag team title match AND an appearance from Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley, PLUS the official return of Shawn Michaels, who will speak to the fans later tonight following his shock return last Monday.

**BORN IN THE U.S.A**

What initially starts out as confusion, with Bruce Springsteens classic filling the arena - we soon see it’s part of a special intro for KURT ANGLE. It’s a mixed reaction for Angle, who steps onto the stage - kitted out in a horrible looking red, white and blue, stars and stripes suit - and makes his way to the ring, looking delighted to be back in familiar territory. As he walks to the ring, J.R informs the fans that Angle has paid for the entire homecoming party; the television time, balloons, streamers … and fireworks.

Angle waits for the fireworks to go off before entering the ring, and once inside, he gleefully tells the fans how great it is to be back in America. With a pro-American speech, the heel Angle has the American fans on his side, telling the fans he hated every single minute of being out of the country, and he’s laid on the entire celebration, plus, he has requested a match with “that dirty little Mexican border jumper” to prove a point, and to “kick his scrawny butt all the way back over the stinkin border”.

Despite his derogatory comments concerning Rey, Angle has a lot of fans still cheering his words - getting behind the American patriot - but it all soon changes, as Angle then TURNS on the fans. After telling the fans about how much he hated travelling the world, his biggest pet peeve was seeing fellow Americans in these countries too - holidaying in Munich, sight seeing in Japan, residing in Melbourne, travelling in the UK, soaking up the sun in Rio - and asks why.

Angle says there’s fifty states to go for a holiday in, some of the most famous sights on the planet to see, plenty of cities to reside in, all kinds of coasts to travel, and many sun filled resorts, telling the fans there is no reason for them to have to leave the country for anything, saying they live in the greatest country on earth. He then begins to berate the young students for moving to the likes of London to go to university, business men giving their money & jobs to foreigners in Tokyo, plus families going to places like Paris for holidays.

He tells the fans that if they were true patriots like he is, they wouldn’t EVER leave the country because all you can ever want is in the United States of America. Kurt goes on to tell the fans that they all stand for the national anthem, they call claim to be patriotic, but they don’t know what it means to be a patriot like he is. He claims to be the ‘beacon’ of all that is great about HIS great country, and that HE is the only true Great American Icon that’s left.

**JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES**

Before Christian can even say anything, Angle is incensed, telling Christian there are no invites for this party - especially not to a rotten Canadian like him. Angle then begins to try and talk down to the fans for supporting an ‘outsider’ like Christian, standing by and allowing a ‘foreigner’ like him to reside in their great country - and the fans are now almost completely against the bigot.

Christian finally chimes in, telling Kurt he’s the worst possible example of an American ‘Icon’ - telling Angle he isn’t an icon, just a narrow minded bigot that lives in a bubble, who only brings shame to the people he claims to represent - especially when wearing a suit that makes him look like he got threw up on by ‘old glory’ herself; “And with the amount of crap you‘ve been talking lately, I‘d imagine if it could - that flag would genuinely throw up on you anyway”.

After reminding Angle what the first ‘W’ in WWE stands for, Christian explains that while he‘s a proud Canadian, he feels as much an American, and that he is just one example of how the world is changing for the better - and coming together as one - not as Angle wants, and to have the U.S cut off from the rest of the planet.

He says he embraces the American culture, he respects the American people, and all the different types of races, colours and creeds that makes it the greatest country in the free world - just as the majority of Americans embrace the different cultures that makes up it’s population … people like Rey Mysterio.

That comment gets Angle riled, and he begins to shoot his mouth off about Mysterio, telling Christian to never refer to Mysterio as an American, before going on about Rey’s roots and heritage, as he has before, along with cutting comments about the mask. Kurt says he’s taking it upon himself to clean up the WWE - and the first order of business is to bring the World title back into American arms - HIS American arms.

Angle then claims that deep down everyone else is with him - even if they’re too ashamed to admit it. Every TRUE American backstage agrees with him, and every REAL American in the building is on his side, wanting him to beat Christian at Cyber Sunday…

Which sparks JIM ROSS to stand up from the commentary desk to address Kurt Angle!!! The fans cheer as J.R pipes up, taking Kurt by surprise. J.R tells Kurt that he considers himself an American patriot - like many in Anaheim tonight - but that Angle has gone too far, humiliating himself and embarrassing the American people with his actions in recent weeks, and his words tonight.

In the ring, Angle is livid. He shakes his head at J.R’s words, and tells the Oklahoman that he’s disappointed in him and expected more. Stepping between the ropes, Angle continues to talk, saying that he needs to make an example out of someone tonight - an example of how weak the U.S society has become … and that J.R just made himself the prime candidate. Angle drops off the apron, and makes his way to the commentary desk, with J.R still stood up, trying to talk sense to Angle … but Angle grips him by the throat, pushing him back down into his chair, and chokes the commentator, spewing vile insults at J.R - foaming at the mouth as he berates Ross - whilst Coach gets up and moves away with Zeke …

Just as Christian runs down the aisle to break up the disgusting behaviour … but Angle turns just in time to see Christian coming, and he releases his grip on J.R, moving off. Angle then makes his way around the ringside area, whilst Christian checks up on the voice of the WWE, asking him if he’s okay, whilst officials also arrive on the scene, with agents ordering Angle to leave the ringside area. Angle backs up the ramp - sickly smiling, as we go off to a commercial.

Commercial Break

The show returns, with Todd Grisham stepping in for J.R momentarily, explaining to the fans that J.R was shook up by Angles attack, but will hopefully rejoin the broadcast later in the night.

Match 1 | SIX MAN TAG TEAM MATCH:
The Brotherhood w/Theodore Long, Alicia Fox & Mark Henry vs. William Regal, Matt Hardy & Ken Doane
During the match, Grisham reminds the fans that William Regal will defend the I.C title at Cyber Sunday with the fans voting for his opponent - but as a result of recent defeats on Raw, NO members of The Brotherhood (including the former I.C Champion Shelton Benjamin) will be part of the voting, nor will Matt Hardy, however, Ken Doane IS. The match is competitive, with Regal, Doane and Hardy coming together well - all with their issues with the ‘Hood - whilst The Brotherhood are the well oiled machine they normally are. And, as the match progresses, Theodores group take control, working over Ken Doane, right through a commercial break.

Commercial Break

The show returns with Doane trying to battle back, fighting a sleeper attempt from Monty Brown, but cant make a tag, with the Brotherhood managing to cut off the ring once again. Benjamin then enters, looking to punish Doane for his win over him two weeks ago on Raw. Shelton tries to batter the youngster, taking liberties with Ken, choking him, slapping him disrespectfully … but his frustration costs him, and as he steams into the corner for a Stinger Splash, Doane gets feet up … then launches to the corner … AND TAGS IN HARDY!!!!!

Hardy turns the heat up, and the match picks up in pace with Matt taking shots at JTG and Brown on the outside, then catching Shelton with the Side Effect for a near fall, which is broken up by Brown … and sparks a mass brawl. With so many bodies flying around, Mark Henry is able to sneak into action on the outside, and he crushes Doane with a big splash on the mats. Then, as he attempts to drag Matt Hardy out of the ring to do the same … BAM~!!!

William Regal levels Henry with the POWER OF THE PUNCH!!!!! Regal disposes of the evidence, as Theodore Long & Alicia Fox huddle around the KO’d Worlds Strongest Man, with Hardy now fighting JTG and Monty Brown off in the ring before being helped out by Regal, who dumps JTG out of the ring, following outside himself. Hardy then pummels Monty Brown at the ropes, and knocks him over the top with a clothesline … JUST AS SHELTON SNEAKS UP BEHIND HARDY … POUNCING WITH PAYDIRT!!!!! NO!!!

Hardy clung onto the ropes, forcing Shelton to crash onto the canvas alone, and Matt tags Regal back in … before launching himself over the top rope with a splash onto JTG … giving Regal the chance to nail Shelton with THE KNEE TREMBLER … AND HE CONNECTS!!!!! Regal covers, and the referee makes the count, 1...2...3!!!!!
Winners: William Regal, Matt Hardy & Ken Doane @ 10:30

The Intercontinental Champion defeats Shelton Benjamin again, inflicting ANOTHER loss onto Benjamin who since Summerslam has gone into freefall!!! Regal shakes hands with his two team mates in the ring - with Doane still struggling after the impact of the splash outside the ring earlier. On the outside, The Brotherhood try to regroup, but the pack is most definitely struggling at present, with no end in sight to their recent slump.

Commercial Break

Raw returns with the arrival of John Cena to the pond - and is instantly met by a young, well dressed, polite man, who introduces himself as Colin Delaney & offers to take his bag for him. Cena smiles, almost chuckling at the suggestion, thanking the man, but declining the offer … however, as he tries to walk on, the man informs Cena that he’s under strict instructions from Eric Bischoff to cater for all Cenas needs tonight - and to think of him as a personal assistant. That news forces Cena to stop in his tracks. He shakes his head, and drops his bag - with Delaney making a reach for it - but Cena stops him, telling the P.A that that wont be necessary.

Cena then begins to ask questions as to what Delaney will be willing to do for him tonight, with each request more ridiculous (and typical corny Cena) than the last … and each time, Delaney says he’ll do it. Finally, Cena stops the madness, and tells Delaney he only wants him to do ONE thing for him tonight - and Colin instantly replies “absolutely”. After another shake of the head at the pathetic pandering, Cena instructs Delaney to tell Bischoff that he (Cena) feels tired after travelling for the last six weeks, and he’s taking the night off … to get himself nicely rested for the visit he’ll be making to Smackdown - this Friday night. Cena pats the kid on the back, hands him a $20, then tips his cap and turns to leave, picking his bag back up, and strolling right back out of the building!!



Back into the arena, and J.R rejoins commentary, briefly discussing his earlier incident with Kurt Angle during the entrances…

Match 2:
Brent Albright w/Charlie Haas vs. Domino w/Deuce
In a rare heel vs. heel match, Albright is the dominant aggressor, ruthlessly outwrestling Domino, whilst Haas watches on proudly. The longer the match goes on, it becomes more of a showcase for the 2007 King of the Ring, with Domino barely getting in any offence - and Deuce can do little to help with Haas in the corner of his own partner. Therefore, it comes as little surprise when Albright slaps on the deadly Crowbar to Domino … and earns an almost immediate submission victory.
Winner: Brent Albright @ 04:12

Albright - with Haas alongside him - continues to impress in his early days on Raw, going 2-0 already, as The Master Craftsmen make themselves known as a force to be reckoned with.

Commercial Break

Raw returns, backstage with the man assigned to be John Cenas personal assistant for the evening - Colin Delaney - mid way through explaining the situation to Eric Bischoff. Bischoff looks flabbergasted as Delaney explains that Cena has left the building and took the night off … but then his mood turns to anger as he is told that Cena intends to show up on Smackdown this Friday. Bischoff orders the weak looking youngster out of his sight as he tries to think about how to stop his biggest name from jumping ship…



Back in the arena…

**SO FINE**

Mickie James enters - making her return from injury after Summerslam, as J.R reminds the fans of the heinous assault she suffered six days prior to the event which in part led to her losing the title at Wembley Stadium; an attack in which the perpetrator has yet to be found, but is likely to be Beth Phoenix - to which Coach calls out J.R, saying he has no evidence to prove it.

As Mickie continues her entrance - with Jillian Hall waiting in the ring - BETH PHOENIX ATTACKS MICKIE FROM BEHIND!!!!! With a sick clothesline to the back of the neck, Beth Phoenix knocks Mickie down, and sends her tumbling down the aisle. The champion follows down, with the title over her shoulder, and stomps the back of Mickie, telling her rival that she ‘should never have come back’, then grabs her by the hair, getting in her face to tell her ‘you’ll never get this back’, shoving the title belt in her face … BUT MICKIE EXPLODES - AND TACKLES BETH DOWN, WAILING ON THE CHAMPION!!!

The former champion fights back, as she and Beth roll around the floor, exchanging blows whilst Jillian Hall stands in the ring like a spare piece, watching as her opponent and the Womens Champion brawl on the outside. The two ladies fight to their feet, with Beth kicking Mickie in the gut, and charges her back first into the ring post!!! Mickie winces, as Beth backs up, then charges at her again - but Mickie swings an elbow, catching Beth on the jaw!!! Beth backs up … AND MICKIE LAUNCHES WITH A LOU THESZ PRESS!!!!!

Mickie hammers at Beth, then tries to pull her to her feet and send her into the steps … BUT Beth shoves Mickie away, grabs her title belt … and hops over the barrier!!! Beth holds her jaw, and looks to escape, but Mickie is absolutely livid - and thirsty for revenge - AND SHE GIVES CHASE!!!! It appears that the scheduled match is most certainly cancelled now, as Beth - with Mickie in hot pursuit - disappears out of view … but another camera backstage catches the action, with Beth stumbling into the corridors - as rowdy fans jump in front of the camera cheering etc.

Mickie soon follows and tries to catch her up … but just as she is ready to catch the champion - security intervene and grab a maniacal Mickie James - FORCED to restrain the former champion who looks on the brink of cracking, screaming out for Beth, with a wild look in her eye. The security team are forced to hold Mickie down on the floor, as Beth disappears from view altogether, and the camera focuses on the crazy eyes of Mickie, with her face pressed on the cold hard floor as security resort to tough measures to keep her restrained.

Commercial Break

The show returns initially with clips from what happened before the break between Mickie James and Beth Phoenix, before J.R and Coach intro highlights from last week, where Paul Burchill turned his back on Harry Smith after they failed to win the #1 Contender match with the East Coast Party Boys…

**BURCHILL**

Dragging his sister with him, Burchill stomps to the ring with a scowl on his face, with Scotty Too Hotty seen waiting in the ring - due to face the Brit momentarily - as J.R explains that Harry Smith is not in Anaheim tonight, in order to give Katie Lea space and time to think about what choice she will make. Before starting the match though, Burchill gets on the mic, telling the fans he had enough of ‘carrying’ Smith over the last four months, “and before ‘we’ had to deal with him in ‘our’ lives, Katie and I were going places on Raw”.

Burchill then declares that from now on, he’s not bringing along any more passengers - it’s him and Katie versus the world. He then laughs off Harry Smiths ‘ultimatum’ to Katie - sending a message that Katie doesn’t have a choice to make as blood is thicker than water. On commentary, J.R is quick to point out that in fact Burchill and Katie aren’t blood related; their step brother & sister, hence the ‘blood’ argument is null and void. In the ring, Katie doesn’t say anything, but the look on her face shows that she truly is torn - with a big decision to make.

Match 3:
Scotty Too Hotty vs. Burchill w/Katie Lea
Quick squash. Burchill no sells Scottys offence, and dominates the long tenured jobber almost from bell to bell. On the outside, Katie continues to look conflicted, faking a smile as her step brother looks for her reaction to his dominance. Burchills insistence on trying to impress Katie backfires momentarily, as Scotty tries to begin a comeback, hitting the bulldog from behind to try and set up the WORM … but as he hops along on one foot, Burchill bounces right back up … and drives through Scotty with a ferocious clothesline. And that would be all for Scotty, with Burchill easily finishing it off with the Curb Stomp for an easy, 1...2...3!!!
Winner: Burchill @ 02:42

Burchill then instructs Katie to join him in the ring, as he raises her arm with his, looking to try and show unity between them, as Burchill looks to re-establish himself as a force as a singles competitor on Raw, as we fade out.

Commercial Break

** VIDEO PACKAGE **

Flashing shots of the General Managers, Commissioners and Presidents that have ruled the WWE over the last two decades; Jack Tunney, Gorilla Monsoon, Roddy Piper, Sgt. Slaughter, Shawn Michaels, Shane McMahon, Mick Foley, William Regal, Ric Flair.

Narrator: For decades, the biggest decisions and the biggest matches have come from directors of authority.

Shots of Mr. McMahon, Eric Bischoff, Stephanie McMahon, Steve Austin, Bret Hart, Paul Heyman, Hulk Hogan, Ricky Steamboat, Arn Anderson and Jesse Ventura.

Narrator: Some have embraced the position to make decisions for the good of the fans.

Clips of Foley during his run as Commissioner in 2000, with lots of thumbs up.

Narrator: But others have abused it for their own nasty agendas.

Shot of Vince McMahon screwing Stone Cold, and escaping with the title belt in 1998.

Narrator: For three hundred and sixty four days of the year, the superstars of Raw and Smackdown have their fates determined by these supervisory rulers.

Shots of the biggest names; Christian, Randy Orton, Kurt Angle, Paul London and John Cena.

Narrator: But on one day of the year … the control is taken OUT of their hands …

Shots of Eric Bischoff reacting with disgust at something.

Narrator: … And into YOURS!!

Clips of rowdy fans.

Narrator: For one night only - YOU are in charge - YOU make the calls - YOU decide the fates of your favourite WWE Superstars.

Cut to shots of Brock Lesnar, Rey Mysterio, Brent Albright, Mr. Kennedy and The Undertaker.

Narrator: For one night only, their fate is in YOUR hands.

And a final shot, of a finger clicking a computer mouse, and a dark screen


*BANNER CREDIT; KING.*

WWE CYBER SUNDAY | SEPTEMBER 17 | DALLAS TX
ONLY ON PAY PER VIEW
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Backstage, Kelly Kelly interviews Cody Rhodes - who we find out will be one of the voting options for a shot at William Regals Intercontinental title in less than two weeks at Cyber Sunday - joined by his brother Dustin. Being asked about his potential title shot, Cody talks about coming close to ending Regals fairytale two weeks ago in London, the night after Summerslam, and only for the incompetence of his brother he’d be the champion right now. Rhodes goes on to implore the fans to do the right thing, and vote for him to get the title shot at Cyber Sunday.

This then leads to KEN DOANE hijacking the interview. Cody is incensed by the interruption, but Doane cuts him off, telling Cody he needs a few home truths; 1) He only came close to winning the I.C title THANKS to his brothers interference, and 2) The ‘right thing’ to do at Cyber Sunday would be to vote for anyone BUT Cody to face Regal. Doane then goes on to tell Cody that he should worship the ground his brother stands on, but because he’s so wrapped up in his own bubble he cant even show a ‘legend’ like Dustin even some basic respect.

Cody quickly responds, cutting Doane off, telling the youngster that HE doesn’t have the right to lecture him - no one does. Cody goes on to say that Jerry Lawler tried to instil some respect into him - and look what happened to Lawler. He then shakes his head in disgust at Ken, telling him they should be on the same page - both being young guys trying to make a name for themselves … but it seems that Doane is too busy trying to suck up to the ‘old timers’ … and, stepping into Doanes face, Cody tells him he has no time for suck ups … JUST AS DUSTIN CLOBBERS DOANE FROM BEHIND!!!

Cody begins to direct traffic as Kelly runs for cover, with Dustin putting the boots to the youngster, under orders from his brother, then as Cody tells him to, he pulls Doane up to his feet to give Cody a free shot … but just as Cody sizes up a straight right to the jaw, he changes his mind - and kicks Doane in the nuts instead!!! Kenny drops to the floor, coughing and rolling wildly, as Cody instructs Dustin to ‘come on’, as he spots officials arriving on the scene, getting out of dodge, having gotten the better of Doane anyway.



Back at ringside, J.R and Coach recap that incident, with J.R disgusted with Cody, before they turn their attention to Stephanie McMahons upcoming announcement regarding her husband … then throw to a highlights package of Triple H being wheeled out of Wembley Stadium two weeks ago at Summerslam, with a sobbing Stephanie leaving by his side.

Back into the arena…

**I‘M ALL GROWN UP - NOW**

Walking out to a rather muted reaction, Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley confidently strides down the aisle, with J.R and Coach once again speculating just what her announcement will be in a few moments time - what is the current condition of Triple H??

Commercial Break

And, the show returns with SMH in the ring, waiting out a few chants from the rowdy fans in The Pond, before beginning. She thanks the fans for their time tonight, promising not to take too long. She then says she is here tonight on behalf of her husband - who was released from hospital four days ago & is back in Connecticut convalescing, still house-bound following the injuries he suffered at Summerslam at the hands of Brock Lesnar. Already nearly tearing up, Stephanie composes herself, and reminds the fans that this is the second time this year that her husband has spent time in hospital following a brutal defeat in the ring. Six days in hospital following the Hell in a Cell with Christian, and now nearly two weeks in hospital after Summerslam.

After taking a moment to compose herself again, Stephanie questions; “First time, six days, second time ten days … how long will the third time be?? I don’t want to know the answer. I don’t want to have to find out.” She then goes on to try and appeal to the fans to see it from her point of view - she and Hunter are the parents of a one year old daughter, and she wants their child to have two great parents; especially a Father to play with her. Stephanie then says that she worries that if her husband continues to wrestle, he’ll not be healthy enough to play with his daughter - not from a wheelchair - something Stephanie is convinced will happen if her husband was to continue wrestling.

{/SECOND HOUR}

She says she and ‘Hunter’ have discussed his future, and while he ‘lives and breathes’ the business, after long discussions, they’ve both agreed that it’s best he hang up his boots now. With tears in her eyes, Stephanie chokes up, trying to tell the fans that her husband simply couldn’t bring himself to announce his retirement in the ring, and that he wanted her to pass on his thanks for all their support over the years, through good times and bad times, regardless of his actions, he always wanted to give the fans their monies worth when it came to putting on a show.

She goes on to pass on another message from ‘The Game’, telling the fans that while he didn’t see it ending this way, he is man enough to admit that perhaps he simply doesn’t have ‘it’ any more … but he’ll retire with his head held high - 10x World Champion, on top for a decade, with matches and moments that he hopes will live long in the memory - and he hopes the fans understand his reasons for quitting, with a young daughter to look after - priorities changing.

**KENNEDY**

Heat descends upon the arena, as the cocky Monday Night Juggernaut saunters onto the stage, chewing gum, shaking his head whilst chuckling. He comes to the ring, where Stephanie is livid, mouthing off at the 2006 King of the Ring off mic as he steps inside, but we can make out that she is telling him “HOW DARE YOU DO THIS TO ME. YOU‘RE A SCUMBAG. YOU SHOULDN’T BE OUT HERE” showing her disgust. Kennedy reaches for a mic from the outside, and tries to calm Stephanie, telling her that he ‘comes in peace’.

Kennedy tries to smooth things over, telling Stephanie he isn’t out here to make light of the situation, and he simply wants to pay his respects to her husbands storied career. He says he’s used Triple H as an inspiration for many years, and since making it to the WWE a few years ago, it was always an ambition of his to … replace The Game. Kennedy now smirks, and says it’s a shame that her husband has had to call time on his career … because he REALLY wanted to be the one to send Triple H off personally.

Now, Stephanie is getting extremely angry, telling Kennedy that he’ll never amount to half the success her husband has had - and could only dream of being as good as he was. Kennedy though, shakes his head, disagreeing with Steph. He says she is lying, going all the way back to JANUARY, when Stephanie CAME TO HIM on Raw, wanting Kennedy to do her & her family a favour, because she knew he would be the guy to get the job done. He reminds her that she also came to him in APRIL, when the McMahons needed someone to face Cena at Backlash to save Vinces television career - because she knew he could get the job done.

Kennedy tells her he didn’t help her or her family because he was too smart to become a ‘McMahon Puppet’, and would make it on his own, going on to tell her not to give him ‘that crap’ - she knows he’s a special - rare - talent … and she knows - deep down - that if her husband was still the ‘cerebral assassin’ of old, he wouldn’t be retiring. Kennedy then creeps on Steph, standing up close to her, talking right in her ear as he says “And as emasculating as it must be for your dear husband to call time on his storied career because he cant cut the mustard anymore … how much of a turn off is it for you to look at your husband, knowing he isn’t the man he once was”.

Stephanie looks disgusted by Kennedy, who slimily grins, before he continues on; “And secretly, how much of a turn on is it for you, now that Hunter is gonna be playing house husband, that you can have your pick over any of the younger, stronger, tougher MEN that are in the back right now.” Stephanie is furious, as the fans groan. Kennedy continues to grin, and raises his eyebrows creepily, telling Stephanie; “Lemme just put it out there. Once you get bored of going home to Mrs. Doubtfire, and want a real man to deliver your needs … I‘m your guy.”

~ SLAP!!!!!

Stephanie has heard enough of sleazy Kennedy, and slaps the loud mouth!!! Kennedy swings back around, holding his jaw … but smiles. Stephanie is livid, and storms out of the ring, furious with the words and sleaziness of Kennedy, whilst the Monday Night Juggernaut leans over the top rope, and gets the mic again, calling out to Stephanie, telling her “Tell Hunter I said to him to enjoy retirement.” Stephanie - at the top of the ramp - has the famous McMahon scowl on her face, as we fade out to commercial.

Commercial Break

The show returns as J.R and Coach recap the previous segment with Stephanie and Kennedy with J.R calling the loudmouths actions deplorable - completely overshadowing the retirement of one of the sure fire hall of famers and a man that is likely to go down as an all time great; Triple H. Then, during the entrances for the tag team title match, J.R again makes mention of The Game, saying that despite his opinion of Triple H at times, he always respected him as a performer, and will miss calling his matches ‘for damn sure’.

And, just as the entrances look to be wrapped up…

**WINGS OF A FALLEN ANGEL**

Interestingly, Doug Williams and Christopher Daniels; The Angels of Anarchy make their way out, distracting all four men in the ring, but the newest duo to the tag ranks on Raw simply make their way to the announce position, joining J.R and Coach to call commentary on the match.

Match 4 | WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS MATCH:
Straight Edge vs. The East Coast Party Boys
Upon questioning from J.R, Daniels simply tells him that he and Williams are out to get a closer look at their future competition - as he and Doug aim to live up to their promise and not waste time making a mark in the division. The action in the ring is solid, with Ryder and Hawkins giving a good account of themselves in the early going, with Punk and Helms showing their challengers more respect as the match continues on - getting a much tougher ride than they perhaps expected.

What was initially expected to be a fairly straightforward - routine - title defence for the champions begins to become a much tougher task, as noted by the Angels of Anarchy on commentary, with a long period of dominance for Straight Edge failing to finish the challengers, and Ryder makes a hot tag to Hawkins - swinging the balance in the CHALLENGERS favour. The East Coast Party Boys give the champs a real scare with a near fall on Punk from Hawkins with a neck breaker, and eventually, the challengers are now in control, as the match settles down … and heads into a commercial break with J.R hyping the peril the champions find themselves in - with the titles in real danger.

Commercial Break

The show resumes with the ECPB still on top - enjoying themselves - with Ryder fist pumping before hitting a big boot to Punk in the corner. He drags the champ out of the corner, into a cover … 1...2...KICK OUT!!! Daniels and Williams are clearly impressed on commentary, whilst Punk and Helms now find themselves in a really dangerous position, having perhaps underestimated the Party Boys, and despite their playful demeanour, Hawkins and Ryder clearly mean business, with Hawkins back in, and applying a sleeper on Punk … but Punk fights it, fighting free, and after a back and forth battle, Punk gets the better of his opponent, delivering a series of blows, ending with a roundhouse kick. He then rebounds off the ropes with a flying clothesline to knock Hawkins off his feet!!! Both men reach out to make tags … AND BOTH GET THEM!!!

Helms and Ryder meet, going blow for blow, but Ryder wins the exchange, shooting Helms off the ropes, but Greg rushes back surprising Ryder with a Sunset Flip - 1...2...NO!!! The two bounce up, but Ryder runs into a series of arm drags, then Helms looks for the Nightmare in Helms Street - only for Hawkins to make the save for his partner … but soon Punk evens the odds. Punk and Helms throw Hawkins to the outside - but as they turn back around Ryder throws himself at Punk … but gets creamed with a roundhouse kick!!!!! Together, Punk and Helms nod, setting the groggy Ryder … for the double SHINING WIZARD!!! Helms gets the cover as Punk keeps lookout for Hawkins, 1...2...3!!!
Winners: And STILL World Tag Team Champions - Straight Edge @ 11:29

Helms and Punk retain - but in a much tougher bout than they had surely anticipated going into the night. On commentary, Williams and Daniels stand and applaud, which catches the attention of the champions, who nod at the acknowledgement - but both Punk and Helms are clearly wary of the newcomers - before the champions turn their attention to the beaten - game - challengers.

In a show of respect, Punk and Helms help the two men reach their feet, and despite past differences the champions show new found respect for Ryder and Hawkins, Punk patting Hawkins chest, before the champs offer a handshake - which is duly accepted by the challengers, to a nice pop from the fans.

Punk and Helms then leave the ring, giving the ECPB a moment in the ring to accept the applause from the fans, whilst the Angels of Anarchy remain at ringside, still clapping the efforts of both teams, but make it clear to J.R and Coach that they want the next shot at the titles.



Now, backstage, Kelly Kelly is with Rey Mysterio ahead of his grudge match with Kurt Angle. They recap the rivalry to this point, with Rey finally opening up on the shame that was brought to him at Summerslam by Angle removing the mask - but tonight is his night for redemption. Kelly though interestingly asks about Reys potential involvement as a special guest referee at Cyber Sunday - and how his issues with Angle could potentially harm the likelihood of him calling the World title match down the middle. Rey though seemingly disagrees, repeating what he said earlier - TONIGHT is his night for redemption. Without properly answering the question, Rey gives enough of a hint that he’ll be impartial - should he be chosen as referee at Cyber Sunday.

Commercial Break

The show returns with THE MIZ backstage, cutting a promo into his own handheld camera, hyping himself as the premiere pick to face William Regal at Cyber Sunday in two weeks. Bigging up his ‘streak’, Miz says he’s the only undefeated superstar on the Raw roster and the most deserving candidate - not to mention the most media friendly, saying he has an MTV reality spin off lined up should he win the title, claiming it to be the best thing - and exactly what the fans want.

Suddenly, Miz’s mentor, Mr. Kennedy enters the picture, wanting to speak to his lackey buddy, and loses his temper with the hyper reality star as he excitedly tells the camera that it IS Mr. Kennedy in the picture. Kennedy then grabs the camera, and as the picture shakes (due to Kennedy looking for an off switch) we hear the loudmouth telling Miz that he has a little ‘road trip’ planned for the pair of them- but just as the conversation gets interesting, Kennedy obviously finds the ‘off’ switch and turns the camera off…



Back in the arena…

**I‘M BACK**

Marching to the top of the ramp (and staying there) Bischoff cuts to the chase, trying to turn the fans against John Cena, reminding them that Cena walked out not only on him - but every single one of them tonight - and while Cena may walk out on Raw for good, he’s still currently a member of the Raw roster, and will be in action next Monday night. Bischoff then goes on to announce that next weeks Raw main event will be a huge TEN MAN TAG MATCH, pitting Kurt Angle, Mr. Kennedy, The Miz, Shelton Benjamin & Umaga against Christian, Mysterio, Cena, Matt Hardy & Shawn Michaels!!!

The fans pop for the massive announcement - but Bischoff isn’t done. The GM reminds the fans that HE is one of the three voting options to referee the World Championship match at Cyber Sunday, and he intends to show his capabilities for the job next week … by refereeing the 10 man tag main event!!! Bischoff soaks up some cheers from the fans, looking smug for doing his job, as we fade out…



And, backstage Matt Striker is standing by with Straight Edge, not long after their successful title defence. Striker asks about tonights hard fought win, with Punk and Helms admitting that initially they took the challengers lightly - having simply written them off in the past for being MNM’s lackeys - but tonight, admit that Ryder and Hawkins earned their respect-

“And I‘m sure they‘re thrilled with that”

Straight Edge are thrown off by the off camera shout, but the champs roll their eyes - as Haas & Albright; The Master Craftsmen enter the scene. The two former Smackdown stars smirk as they look down their noses at the champions, before informing Punk and Helms that if they thought they’d faced a challenge tonight, then they’d ‘better strap yourselves in for a rocky future’. Albright and Haas blow off the potential challenge of the Angels of Anarchy, telling Straight Edge to ‘forget about the other pretenders - WE’RE next in line for those titles’.

Punk and Helms refuse to budge, and tell the Craftsmen that they don’t care where the challenge comes from - they simply welcome the competition, wishing Albright and Haas luck in their quest for a shot at the titles, but make it clear that ‘around here, you don’t just go putting yourself at the front of the line - you earn that spot. But the minute you do earn it, we got no problem putting these titles on the line.’ The champs then walk off the set, as Albright mutters under his breath ‘Don’t worry … it’ll be sooner than you think.’ As we fade…



Back into the arena…

**MEDAL**

For the second time in the evening, Kurt Angle enters the arena, this time for a match - a huge match with Rey Mysterio, following up their mini classic at Summerslam. As Angle enters, J.R once again reminds the fans that Shawn Michaels is still to come tonight, but that the main event match of the night is coming up next…

Commercial Break

Main Event:
Kurt Angle vs. Rey Mysterio
With Christian seen watching on a monitor backstage, Angle and Mysterio pick up from where they left off at Summerslam, with a fast paced opening sequence, with the fans struggling to keep up. Angle is also found to be a step slower, allowing Rey to get the better of him due to his quickness … but Angle then tries his Summerslam trick again by attempting to rip off the mask - only for Rey to escape and slide out of the ring to make sure it’s still on. Rey is furious on the outside though, pointing toward Angle in the ring, who challenges Rey to get back inside. Rey slowly does, and the actions of Angle look to have helped him as the pace now slows to Angles style. As they lock up, Angle takes charge, wrestling Rey to the mat and rag dolling him with ease.

Rey threatens a brief comeback trying to escape from the mat, but is bullied back to where Angle wants the action to be, applying a front face lock to slow Rey down completely. Mysterio does anything he can to escape, and after a spell, he does reach his feet, beginning to get back into the match, taking the fight to the legs of Angle with an array of stiff kicks … as Reys anger from Summerslam beginning to boil over, as he wails on Angle. Angle - in an act of desperation - rakes the eyes, and exit’s the ring to take a breather … BUT MYSTERIO LEAPS TO THE OUTSIDE ONTO ANGLE WITH BOTH MEN CRASHING DOWN!!!!! Both men are down, whilst Christian is shown wincing backstage, still watching intently on the monitor, as we go to another commercial…

Commercial Break

The match returns with Angle back in charge, pounding Mysterio in the corner, as J.R fills the fans in on what happened during the commercial with Angle catching Rey with a Belly to Belly out of nowhere to retake control. Angle enjoys a long spell of dominance this time, as Rey is forced to battle in order to survive an array of suplexes which bring a number of near falls for Angle. The Olympian shoots Rey into the corner again, opening up with more of his big overhand rights, eventually relenting when instructed by the official. He then grabs Rey by the mask, and chucks him to the ropes, shoving his knee into the back of Mysterios neck, choking him at the ropes - eventually breaking at the count of five.

The beat down ensues, with Christian seen showing concern for Mysterio backstage, shaking his head, as he watches Angle rough the smaller man up, with Kurt sliding his masked rival across the canvas - ONTO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING!!! Kurt slowly follows out, enjoying his dominance, hammering Mysterio as he drags him up, and looks to shoot him off into the steps … BUT MYSTERIO AVOIDS THEM … LEAPING OVER THE TOP … and as Angle rushes after him, Rey DROPKICKS the steps … INTO ANGLE!!!!! It looks like the turnaround that Rey needs, and he follows up … WITH A 619 AROUND THE RINGPOST!!!!! Angle is all over the place on the outside, as Rey lines up his next shot … and dropkicks the back of Kurt - sending Angle face first into the barrier!!!!!

Mysterio rolls Kurt back in, following up with a leg drop to his prone opponent, making a cover … 1...2...NO!!! The tide has most certainly turned in Reys favour though, and he takes advantage of his dazed opponent, putting himself into a wheelbarrow position, before drilling Kurt with a bulldog!!! It’s another near fall for Rey, and he then softens Kurt up with more stiff kicks, before hopping onto the ropes to spring back … BUT ANGLE CATCHES HIM AS HE LEAPS … ANGLE SLAM CONNECTS!!!!! It could all be over - 1...2...SHOULDER UP!!!!! Angle is irate - and backstage we see Christians reaction - shock. Kurt is livid and swears profusely at the kick out, berating the official as he foams at the mouth … setting up a second Angle Slam … BUT THIS TIME REY COUNTERS WITH AN ARM DRAG!!!!!

Rey escapes, and as Angle bounces up, sprinting to Mysterio, the masked man lowers the bottom rope … and Angle topples out!!! Kurt hit’s the floor, as Mysterio rushes up the turnbuckles - leaping out onto Angle with a splash … BUT ANGLE CATCHES HIM … AND POWERSLAMS MYSTERIO!!!!! Kurt rolls Rey back inside, and makes the cover once more … 1...2...KICK OUT AGAIN!!!!! Kurt is beside himself, gripping the shirt of the referee in fury, before stomping down the chest of his bitter opponent. Angle scoops Rey up, slamming him right back down, before making a move toward the corner … climbing the buckles for the moonsault!!! He climbs, taking a glance back to see Reys position, and looks to set himself up top … BUT REY BOUNCES TO HIS FEET … AND SWEEPS ANGLES LEGS - WITH ANGLE CROTCHING THE TOP BUCKLE!!!

Angle eventually ends up in the tree of woe, with Rey enjoying the chance to attack a defenceless Angle, stomping the face of the Olympian. He then backs up, and charges in - basement dropkick!!! Angle topples off the top, and crawls along the canvas … eventually toward the ropes … and a perfect position for the 619!!! Mysterio doesn’t miss the opportunity either, dialling the move up … AND RUSHES ACROSS THE RING FOR IT … BUT ANGLE PUSHES UP FROM THE ROPES, and chucks Rey over the top!!! Using Mysterios momentum against him, Angle avoids the 619 - and thinks he has a moment for respite - but Rey landed on the apron … and he leaps onto the ropes, with Angle turning around … HURRICANRANA!!!!! Rey hooks the leg … 1...2...SHOULDER UP!!!!!

Angle JUST survives, but is still groggy as they both get to their feet, with Rey swarming Angle with punches and kicks, shooting him to the corner, but as he follows in - Angle gets an elbow up. Rey backs up, and Angle looks to attack, but Rey ducks under, running off the ropes, leaping over Angle, and off the ropes again … TAKING ANGLE DOWN WITH A SPLASH!!! He covers, 1...2...NO!!! Rey gets up once more, and kicks out at Kurt once more - but Angle grabs the leg, forcing Mysterio to try an enziguri … BUT KURT DUCKS IT … trips the standing leg … ANKLE LOCK APPLIED!!!!! Rey is stuck in the hold for over twenty seconds, desperately fighting, looking to reach the ropes … and after a long battle … with the fans on his side … HE MAKES IT!!!!!

Ignoring the rope break, Angle keeps the hold locked on for as long as possible, before finally releasing the ankle. After being admonished by the official, Kurt goes for the ankle again, but this time is kicked away!!! Rey fights Kurt off, battling back to his feet, ducking a wild clothesline … running off the ropes … BUT RIGHT INTO THE NEXT CLOTHESLINE!!!! He covers again, 1...2...NO!!! Still, it’s not enough to put Rey away. Angle stands over Rey clubbing the face of his enemy, trash talking as he does it, dragging Mysterio up, and sending him off into the ropes, chasing in … BUT MYSTERIO DUCKS OUT!!!! Angle hit’s the buckles chest first, and clearly winded, he struggles out of the corner … RIGHT INTO A DROP TOE HOLD … INTO THE ROPES AGAIN!!!!!

Rey dials it up again … 619 … NO - ANGLE REACHES AND PULLS THE MASK OFF AS REY SWINGS ON THE ROPES {ala Chris Jericho 2009}!!!!!!!! Angle peels away from the ropes, holding the mask up like a prize … thinking he’s done it again … but as we can see … Mysterio STILL has a mask on - he was wearing TWO all along!!!!! Kurt turns, expecting to see Rey on the mat with his face covered by his hands, desperate not to be seen … but his eyes bug out in shock as he sees Rey with his mask ON … and after doing a double take at the mask in his own hand, he drops it and rushes toward Rey … but his wild charge sees him caught in an inside cradle, 1...2...3!!!!!!!
Winner: Rey Mysterio @ 18:29

Mysterio pulls off a shock win!!!!! Angle kicks out right after three, bouncing to his feet and chasing Rey out of the ring, with Rey just avoiding the wrath of the Olympian, and getting to the bottom of the ramp. In the ring, Angle is livid, kicking the ropes, foaming at the mouth as he glares out of the ring at Mysterio, who has a smile on his face - finally getting one over on Angle.

Backstage, we see Christian smiling as he watches on the monitor, pleased for Rey to outsmart the man he meets in less than two weeks at Cyber Sunday. In the ring, Angle stomps madly on the first mask, whilst Rey backs up the aisle, slapping hands with fans, delighted at the anger from Angle.



The camera switches backstage now - and we see SHAWN MICHAELS making his way through the hall, shaking hands with nobodies as he is welcomed back after his shock return last week, and with J.R sounding excited, he says we’ll hear from HBK - NEXT!!!

Commercial Break

Straight out of the break, J.R and Coach quickly shill Cyber Sunday, reporting that Paul Burchill, CM Punk and Greg Helms have now been added to the ballot of names in the running to face William Regal for the Intercontinental Title.

**SEXY BOY**

The music of Shawn Michaels fills the arena and the Showstopper makes his way to the ring, with J.R and Coach shilling his return to PPV at Cyber Sunday to meet Umaga - and J.R discusses the three voting options for the fans, who get to choose the stipulation; Samoan Strap Match, Ambulance Match or Stretcher Match.

Once Michaels makes it to the ring, he thanks the fans for all their support during his time off after what happened at Vengeance when he was thrown off the stage whilst strapped to a stretcher after losing the Last Man Standing match to Umaga. HBK talks about the rehab he had to go through, saying ‘there was no way I was gonna just go out like that’, referring to leaving in an Ambulance at Vengeance in June. Momentarily, Michaels makes a reference to the earlier retirement of Triple H, saying he’s glad that The Game was able to call time on his career, wishing him well, joking that they never got to have the DX reunion they both wanted - but says while maybe he should be doing the same, he’s just ‘too damn stubborn’.

{/OVERRUN}

He then goes on to say that people think he’s got brain damage - coming back to challenge a monster - while most people want to avoid getting in the ring with Umaga, he’s requesting it. Michaels makes a slight joke, saying he was always a little nuts. HBK says for over a year people have talked about Umaga like he was some kind of machine, but after seeing Summerslam, the entire world got a dose of reality - behind all the face paint and the gold teeth - he’s just a man … “and regardless of size or strength, I fear no man”. Michaels says he’s back for revenge - not just for himself, but for his family too, going on to state that what Umaga did to him at Vengeance didn’t just threaten his career - it threatened his quality of life.

**VIRTUAL VOODOO**

It would appear Umaga and Estrada have heard enough. Stepping onto the stage, and striding down the aisle, Estrada talks on the way, telling HBK he should’ve followed his old friends advice and retired. Michaels steps back in the ring, allowing the pair to get inside, with Estrada instructing Umaga to stand back, telling Michaels “ju‘re very fortunate Shawn. I‘m in a good mood tonight”.

Estrada starts to talk about Cyber Sunday, first of all telling Shawn that he most certainly IS nuts, then says - with a grin - that their match will be poetic, given the options available for the choice of match - as Michaels will either face Umaga in a match the Bulldozer will relish in a strap match, or a match that will bring painful memories back for HBK; a stretcher or ambulance match. AAE starts to laugh, telling Michaels that whatever match is chosen, he’ll be leaving the arena on a stretcher, and being placed in an ambulance … “so, it doesn’t really matter pero, does it??”

With a smile, AAE mocks the fact that Cyber Sunday will be in Shawns backyard of Texas, quipping that ‘at least ju’re family wont have far to visit you’. With that, AAE starts to get personal, asking Shawn about his family, and how selfish he is to put them through the same anguish he did in June. Michaels remains stoic, allowing Estrada to speak, but is clearly bothered by the personal tone of the handler, who goes on to question why Michaels has even came back, reminding him how he was dominated at Vengeance, telling HBK that the exact same thing will happen at Cyber Sunday - “only this time?? Ju might not get the chance to come back again”.

He reminds Michaels that Umaga has only lost once - “and even that was a fluke”, wondering why Michaels thinks he can do the same, after he failed once already - in spectacular fashion. Michaels smirks at the question, takes a sly look to his left, then his right … before getting up close to Estrada … “Because I‘m full of surprises” … AND STRIKES UMAGA WITH A SNAP SWEET CHIN MUSIC!!! The Samoan Bulldozer tumbles down like a house of cards, with Estrada wide eyed in shock, before Michaels grips the handler by his jacket, yelling in his face “I‘M SHAWN MICHAELS - AND DON’T YOU FORGET IT, ‘PERO’ … BUT HERE‘S A REMINDER” … and he shoves Estrada - BEFORE NAILING HIM WITH SWEET CHIN MUSIC TOO!!!!!

Shawns music plays again, as the Showstopper peers over his shoulder, looking at his handiwork, getting the better of Umaga and Estrada tonight, picking up his hat again, and exiting the ring. He slaps hands with fans on the way up the ramp, but he looks up at the tron … and SEES UMAGA MOVING!!!!! Slowly, Michaels turns on the aisle, looking back at the ring, where the Samoan Bulldozer is seen trying to get back to his feet, recovering ALREADY from Sweet Chin Music. On commentary, J.R puts over the monstrous nature of Umaga, asking whether Shawn Michaels truly knows what he’s got himself into at Cyber Sunday … as the show goes off the air, with Michaels looking concerned, and Umaga looking FURIOUS.

END OF SHOW


***

Official Card for WWE Cyber Sunday:
Date: 16th September 2007
Location: American Airlines Centre, Dallas, Texas
Event Music: Foo Fighters, The Pretender

WWE Championship;
!!ELIMINATION CHAMBER MATCH!!
Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Batista vs. Garrison Cade vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Paul London
~ Choose the sixth and final entrant ~

World Heavyweight Championship Match;
~ CHOOSE THE SPECIAL GUEST REFEREE ~
Christian vs. Kurt Angle
~ Mr. Kennedy OR Rey Mysterio OR Eric Bischoff ~

WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match:
The Brian Kendrick vs. Jamie Noble OR Super Crazy OR Chavo Guerrero OR Evan Bourne OR Kid Kash OR Sonjay Dutt OR Daivari OR Elix Skipper

Intercontinental Championship Match:
William Regal vs. Ken Doane OR CM Punk OR Greg Helms OR Paul Burchill OR The Miz OR Cody Rhodes OR Charlie Haas OR The 2007 King of the Ring; Brent Albright

All … or Nothing??
Edge vs. The Undertaker
~ Winner faces WWE Champion @ Smackdown Season Premiere OR Loser is forbidden a title shot for twelve months ~

Grudge Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Umaga
~ Samoan Strap Match OR Ambulance Match OR Stretcher Match ~

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