Re: WWE 2007: The Chaos Chapter
Thanks from the comments from both of you, much appreciated.***
Gards: John Morrison is almost something of a pseudo face at the minute. He’s changed to John Morrison and he’s character has become more out spoken, as opposed to Johnny Nitro who had Melina do all of the talking. He’s a face at the minute because he’s chasing Gregory Helms, and everybody is sick of Helms.
Anyway, here’s No Way Out:
WWE No Way Out 2007
Date: February 18th, 2007
Location: Staples Centre; Los Angeles, California
Theme: “Powertrip” by Monster Magnet
Chris Benoit vs. Mr. Kennedy
A bandaged Mr. Kennedy sold Benoit’s rabid attack on his shoulder just two nights ago, coming out with a medical certificate and a doctor, claiming he can’t compete. ‘The Rabid Wolverine’ was quick to come out and call this whole thing a charade, having dealt with something similar from King Booker at this stage a year ago. As Kennedy’s doctor went into bat regarding the legitimacy of the loud mouths injury, he attacked Benoit from behind getting a head start and the crowd steadily on his back.
KK had a good start however the veteran Benoit showed his tremendous tenacity, and began working on KK’s “injured” arm. The announcers put over the fact that whilst Kennedy was exaggerating slightly before the match, he must be favouring his shoulder somewhat after the effects of being in the Crippler Crossface on Smackdown. Benoit uses all his tricks, really wanting to prove that he’s still got it despite his recent losses to young up and comers.
Benoit had gone for the Crippler Crossface THREE times in the match, failing twice... and the third time he was able to lock it in but Kennedy made it to the ropes. As Kennedy swings wildly for a Clothesline... Benoit latches onto the arm, looking to bring Kennedy down for a Crippler Crossface again... BUT KK QUICKLY SPINS OUT OF BENOIT’S GRIP AND BEHIND HIM... AND GOES FOR THE ROLL UP...
KK GRABS THE TIGHTS...
WINNER: Mr. Kennedy @ 13:33!!!
WWE United States Championship;
Fatal Four Way Match:
Montel Vontavious Porter (c) vs. Gregory Helms vs. John Morrison vs. William Regal
As mentioned in the preview, all of these men wanted to beat the living hell out of MVP, so as soon as the bell rang, MVP was quick to head to the outside of the ring. The young upstarts in Helms and Morrison look to chase after MVP, but the veteran Regal knows better, and begins beating the hell out of both of them after pummelling them from behind. Despite not getting involved in the action himself, every time a wrestler looks close to getting a near fall, Porter will enter and break up the count.
Eventually the three challengers have worn each other down, and we get the typical TRIPLE THREAT ELECTRIC CHAIRDROP SPOT~! With all three challengers down, an arrogant MVP NOW decides to get inside the ring, as he keeps all three of his challengers down. Porter scores a couple of near falls, however he makes a mistake when he’s going for the Ballin’ Elbow Drop, only for Regal to drop him out of nowhere AND LOCK HIM IN THE REGAL STRETCH!
MVP looks ready to tap until Helms breaks up the hold. Helms then clears the ring of Regal and Morrison and begins having a one on one match with Porter. Helms dominates the struggling champion for awhile, until Helms nails the SHINING WIZARD AND HOOKS THE LEG...1...2...3!
NO! JOHN MORRISON DRAGS HELMS OUT OF THE RING AND QUICKLY THROWS HIM INTO THE CROWD BARRICADE!
Now it’s Morrison’s turn to have a go at MVP and he uses his vast array of high risk moves to keep him on his toes. This ends with Morrison landing his new finisher, THE STARSHIP PAIN BEFORE HOOKING THE LEG...1..2...3!
NO! REGAL INTERRUPTS THE COUNT!
Regal then punches John Morrison in the face... KNOCKING HIM CLEAN OUT AS REGAL HAS THE BRASS KNUCKLES ON HIS FIST...
BUT BEFORE HE CAN MAKE THE COUNT... HELMS COMES OFF OF THE TOP ROPE WITH A DROPKICK... SENDING REGAL SPRAWLING TO THE OUTSIDE UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE...
HELMS BOUNCES UP... ONLY FOR MVP TO COME FROM BEHIND AND THROW HIM OUTSIDE THE RING...
MVP then brings the lifeless Morrison to his feet. NAILS THE PLAYMAKER AND HOOKS THE LEG...1...2...3!
WINNER: Montel Vontavious Porter @ 10:08!! Montel Vontavious Porter retains the WWE United States Championship!!!
ECW Championship Match;
Elijah Burke (c) vs. CM Punk
The match. An absolute classic. Take out the Elimination Chamber matches because they’ve got such an aura about them, and this match is easily the show stealer. This match is everything the ECW brand has been about lately, hard working talent putting on wrestling clinics. The contest is even with both men having their own periods of dominance, and other stages where there’s just constant back and forth between the two.
Early on in the contest Burke was in Punk’s head which allowed him to have the upper hand. As the match continued on though, ‘The Straightedge Superstar’ began out wrestling Burke in most exchanges which lead to Punk getting inside the champions head. The two continued to throw everything at each other, until CM Punk went for the GTS, only for Burke to fight out but in the meantime a stray boot knocks out the referee.
With the referee down, Burke drops to his knees and takes out Punk with a LOW BLOW! With Punk down, Burke exposes the top turnbuckle in the corner wanting to inflict further illegal damage on the challenger. Unfortunately Punk fights back, and the match continues on with the referee eventually making it back up to his feet.
Punk is able to establish his advantage and looks to land the GO TO SLEEP AGAIN... Only for Burke to slip off AND WHIP PUNK INTO THE EXPOSED TURNBUCKLE!
Punk smashes back first into the corner and staggers out... STRAIGHT INTO THE ELIJAH EXPERIENCE! Burke hooks the leg...1...2...3!
WINNER: Elijah Burke @ 20:00!! Elijah Burke retains the ECW Championship!!!
Edge vs. The Great Khali
Edge is forced to play a lot of cat and mouse in this one, hitting and running, doing all he can to stay out of the grasp of The Great Khali. The fans reaction is quite a weird one to, as whilst both men are heels, Edge is awesome and Khali is shit house, so the fans cheer Edge. The man facing a champion of his choice at WrestleMania eventually gets caught by the giant hands of Khali, and Khali beats him down with a terrible looking chops and a nerve hold.
‘The Rated R Superstar’ was forced to show off his resilience, resourcefulness and pure skill to get the win here. Edge was able to rake the eyes of Khali, and then Edge became the cat, pouncing in the one second that Khali is down to DRILL HIM TO THE MAT WITH A SPEAR! EDGE MAKES THE COVER...1...2...3!
EDGE continues his epic run of momentum heading towards WrestleMania!
WINNER: Edge @ 06:52!!!
Elimination Chamber Match:
John Cena (c) vs. Carlito vs. Chris Jericho vs. John Bradshaw Layfield vs. Kenny Dykstra vs. Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels and Carlito are the first two who start things out, and it’s basically just a pure wrestling match. Unlucky for HBK though, the next entrant in the match is Kenny Dykstra, and together the World Tag Team Champions do a number on Shawn. They even head to the outside and begin ramming Shawn’s head into the steel, BUSTING HIM WIDE OPEN!
Before Shawn can get eliminated, the next entrant is the current WWE Champion John Cena. ‘The Champ’ comes to the aid of Shawn and begins taking care of business with both of the tag team champions. After a few moments of offense, the numbers advantage begins taking its toll on Cena as well, but now Shawn is back up to even the odds.
The two most popular stars on Raw now work together to take down the World Tag Team Champions until JBL MAKES HIS WAY INTO THE MATCH!
Rather comically JBL just shoves Michaels out of the way, and immediately begins pummelling John Cena. This continues on for awhile, as the tag champs work over HBK. Shawn is able to get a bit of breathing space by taking down both men, before tapping JBL on the shoulder, still a little annoyed at the disrespectful shove he received earlier. JBL turns around from stomping Cena yelling “WHAT”, only to receive SWEET CHIN MUSIC FROM SHAWN MICHAELS. HBK MAKES THE COVER...1...2...3!
Elimination #1: John Bradshaw Layfield!!!
As a furious JBL lets Shawn Michaels know “PAYBACKS A BITCH”, Chris Jericho is the final entrant into the match. The returning Jericho has been on a huge roll since his shocking return at the Royal Rumble, and he continues that here, really cleaning house on everybody in the match. Jericho continues to look great until he ATTEMPTS A LIONSAULT ON CARLITO... ONLY FOR KENNY TO PUSH HIM OVER THE ROPES AND CRASHING ONTO THE STEEL CHAIN FLOOR!
Whilst Kenny follows Jericho outside and continues to ram his face into the steel, Cena and Shawn Michaels team up. Shawn brings Carlito to his feet and whips him into Cena... WHO PICKS HIM UP AND DROPS HIM WITH THE FU! Before Cena can go to make the cover... SHAWN MICHAELS KNOCKS CENA SENSELESS WITH SWEET CHIN MUSIC! Cena tumbles through the ropes and to the outside so Shawn pins Carlito...1...2...3!
Elimination #2: Carlito!!!
With Carlito now being eliminated, Shawn Michaels heads outside to where Cena is... AND MAKES THE COVER...1...2...NO! CENA MANAGES TO GET A SHOULDER UP!
The match continues on now with all four men pairing off, Michaels and Jericho going at it, whilst Cena and Dykstra are going at it as well. The match really breaks down into a slug fest here with every man using the cage to their advantage, and every competitor being busted open in what is aptly named a BLOODBATH OF A MATCH!
One of the big spots that happens throughout the match is that Jericho has Shawn down on the outside... AND IS LOOKING FOR THE WALLS OF JERICHO... BUT HE CAN’T TURN HIM... SO INSTEAD HE CATAPULTS SHAWN RIGHT THROUGH ONE OF THE PLEXI GLASS PODS SHATERING THE GLASS INTO PIECES!
Meanwhile on the other side of the ring, Kenny was attempting to get away from ‘The Champ’ by climbing the top rope... and then CLIMBING TO THE TOP OF ONE OF THE PODS!
Not being deterred John Cena follows him up... but Kenny gets the jump... HAMMERING AWAY AT CENA... BEFORE THROWING HIM OFF OF THE POD... AND OUTSIDE THE RING TO LAND ON THE UNFORGIVING STEEL CHAINS!
As the “holy shit” chants begin for the third time in the match... KENNY DIVES OFF FOR THE SKYHIGH LEG DROP... BUT CENA ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY!
Kenny is in agony, possibly having cracked a bone in his ass or legs... and CENA DRAPES AN ARM OVER KENNY’S CHEST...1...2...3!
Elimination #3: Kenny Dykstra!!!
As Cena remains down on the outside, on the other side of the ring Jericho picks up a bloody, battered and beaten Shawn Michaels and rolls him into the ring. Once in the ring, the man formerly known as ‘Y2J’ stalks Shawn, waiting for him to get up... BEFORE GOING FOR HIS NEW FINISHER, THE CODEBREAKER... BUT HBK HOLDS ONTO THE ROPES!
Jericho crashes to the canvas before bouncing back to his feet AND CHARGING STRAIGHT INTO SWEET CHIN MUSIC... AND AN EXHAUSTED SHAWN COLLAPSES ON JERICHO...1...2...3!
Elimination #4: Chris Jericho!!!
We are now down to just two men, the current WWE Champion John Cena and future Hall Of Famer Shawn Michaels. Michaels is down on the inside, slowly crawling towards the ropes to aid himself up, whilst Cena is crawling towards the ropes from the outside of the ring. Both men slowly make their way to the feet, with Cena nearly falling through the ropes and inside the ring. Slowly both warriors, faces full of blood, make it to the centre of the ring.
The tension, the stare down, the standing ovation from the fans, and it’s time to Rumble. Both men get in a fist fight and Cena begins getting the edge until HBK rakes the eyes. From here whilst both men are exhausted, they go five minutes in an awesome display of guts. Eventually Cena gets a fourth wind and lands the Protoplex, followed by The Five Knuckle Shuffle!
‘The Champ’ then begins pumping up the shoes... BEFORE GOING FOR THE FU... BUT SHAWN SLIDES OFF THE BACK... SWEET CHIN MUSIC!
CENA GRABS HBK’S LEG... SPINS HIM AROUND AND THIS TIME LANDS THE FU! CENA HOOKS THE LEG...1...2...3!
Elimination #5: Shawn Michaels
WINNER: John Cena @ 22:44!! John Cena retains the WWE Championship!!!
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match;
Umaga (c) w/Armando Alejandro Estrada vs. Charlie Haas
Since defeating Umaga in his open challenge, Charlie Haas had done a few things for himself. One, he had become relevant in the WWE landscape again. Two, he’d pissed off ‘The Samoan Bulldozer’ more than what he normally is. Three, he’d quite clearly gained the respect of Armando Alejandro Estrada, who begged and pleaded with Umaga to not go all out attack due to Haas’ technique.
In the early stages of the match, AAE’s worst nightmare became a reality, as Umaga charged in all guns blazing, only for the defiant Haas to use superior positioning to outwrestle and frustrate Umaga. After riding Umaga around the ring, ‘Mags charges straight into three Arm Drags, followed by a Dropkick.
Umaga quickly heads outside the ring where HE GRABS A STEEL CHAIR AND LOOKS SET TO HEAD BACK AFTER HAAS... BUT AAE STOPS HIM!
Umaga’s handler does his job and, well, handles Umaga, not allowing him to go and get himself disqualified. Whilst a DQ finish would result in Umaga retaining his title, ‘Mags can’t afford a second loss to Haas, as it would set him back quite a long way. Once Umaga gets back into the ring, he’s able to brutalise Haas with his amazing mix of pace and strength, however he’s unable to put Haas away.
The commentators put over the fact that Haas’ new found confidence has lead to him finding this inner resilience he previously didn’t know existed. Eventually ‘The Samoan Bulldozer’ gets frustrated and heads to the top rope... LOOKING FOR A DIVING HEADBUTT... BUT HAAS ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY!
Charlie gets on quite the run here, really going to town on Umaga but only able to get a few near falls. Haas is even able TO LOCK IN THE HAAS OF PAIN... HOWEVER UMAGA FIGHTS HIS WAY OUT AND MAKES IT TO THE ROPES!
Haas looks a little dumbfounded at what to do next after this, but he quickly rethinks and begins pummelling Umaga... BUT ‘MAGS NO SELLS EVERYTHNG AND GETS TO HIS FEET!
With a plan in mind, Umaga grabs Haas and whips him into the ropes... A NOT LOOKING ESTARDA LOOKS TO TRIP UP HAAS... BUT HAAS REVERSED THE IRISH WHIP AND AAE TRIPS UP UMAGA!
‘The Samoan Wrecking Ball’ quickly bounces up and turns towards Estrada, yelling at his mistake. AAE looks scared beyond belief, apologising profusely, whilst HAAS COMES FROM BEHIND AND DROPS UMAGA WITH THE OLYMPIC SLAM.
HAAS HOOKS THE LEG...1...2...3!
WINNER: Charlie Haas @ 11:22!! Charlie Haas WINS the WWE Intercontinental Championship!!!
World Heavyweight Championship;
Elimination Chamber Match:
Matt Hardy (c) vs. Batista vs. Kane vs. King Booker vs. Randy Orton vs. The Undertaker
As each competitor makes their way to the ring, the commentators begin speculating over who will have to stand in the pod no longer protected by the glass. Once the competitors all come to the ring, the man inside the unprotected pod is Randy Orton. The match however starts off with the two men who faced each other at the Royal Rumble, the World Heavyweight Champion Matt Hardy, and ‘The Phenom’, The Undertaker.
Usually in these big time matches there’s a feeling out process but these two have been in the ring enough times together over the past month to just let it all hang out from the get go. The Undertaker especially shows a more fired up manner than usual, and whilst Hardy tries to match him early on, quite frankly he can’t.
In his usual slow methodical pace ‘Taker takes care of Hardy, even landing Old School, until King Booker is the next man into the match. Booker tentatively steps into the ring and tells Undertaker that they can work together to eliminate the champion. ‘The Phenom’ nods his head before uppercutting Booker in the chin!
‘The Deadman’ beats the hell out of both men until his brother Kane now enters the match. In a pure battle of power, these two throw everything at each other. The Undertaker in an INCREDIBLE display is able to get the advantage on Kane as well, before Clotheslining him over the top rope and to the floor.
Booker and Hardy have paired off with each other now, so ‘Taker waits for Kane to get up... AND LEAPS OVER THE TOP ROPE... TAKING OUT KANE ON THE OUTSIDE!
‘The Animal’ Batista is next in and finally Kane and himself are able to double team The Undertaker, ramming him back first into the chamber wall to soften him up. They then Double Suplex him back into the ring... ONLY FOR ‘TAKER TO SIT UP!
ALL OF A SUDDEN... ‘TAKER LANDS A CHOKESLAM ON KANE...FOLLOWED BY BATISTA... AND BOOKER... AND HARDY...
UNTIL RANDY ORTON CREAMS ‘TAKER WITH A LEAD PIPE... THAT WAS GIVEN TO HIM THROUGH THE CAGE BY A BLOODY CHRIS JERICHO!
The referee pleads with Orton to get back into his pod as he’s not legal yet and he does... as Hardy drapes an arm over the downed dead man...1...2...3!
Elimination #1: The Undertaker
With the most impressive wrestler in the match so far, Orton’s time to enter the match legally approaches, and he’s the next man to dominate the contest. However one man who seems to be rather unhappy with Orton is Kane, who yells at him before brutalising his half brother.
As Kane and Orton battle on the outside, it leaves Hardy, Batista and Booker on the inside. The two former World Champions allow their greed to take over, and the former enemies actually work together to begin beating down the World Champ.
As the double teaming continues, Hardy shows off his tremendous resilience, kicking out of everything INCLUDING A DOUBLE POWERBOMB! This eventually frustrates Booker and Batista and they begin taking out their frustration... ON EACH OTHER!
Meanwhile on the outside, Kane has busted Randy open and is now up on the top turnbuckle waiting for him to get up, and when he does... KANE DIVES OFF FOR A CLOTHESLINE... WHICH RANDY REVERSES INTO AN RKO ONTO THE STEEL FLOOR!
Orton with the cover...1...2...3!
Elimination #2: Kane
The fans and everybody else in the arena seem a little shocked that the first two men eliminated from the match are the Brothers of Destruction. Randy remains down on the outside, as Batista drills Booker with a SPINEBUSTER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!
Before he can do any more damage, Matt Hardy throws Batista outside of the ring, picks up Booker... AND DROPS HIM WITH THE TWIST OF FATE!
The World Heavyweight Champion hooks the leg...1...2...3!
Elimination #3: King Booker
A relieved Matt Hardy takes a deep breath, realising that eliminating Booker finally rids him of the double team attacks. That is until he looks over and sees his worst nightmare, Batista and Randy Orton shake hands, nodding, smiling and Batista mouths “Evolution baby”.
Hardy knows he’s in trouble so he heads to the top rope... AND TAKES A LEAP OF FAITH WITH A CROSSBODY... ONLY FOR BATISTA TO CATCH HIM AND RAM HIM BACK FIRST INTO THE POD!
From here on out, simply put, it’s a bloodbath. The two former Evolution members don’t even think about pinning the World Champion, instead just inflicting as much damage as they possibly can. After ramming the now crimson masked Hardy into the cage on the outside again, the two stop and chat about their plans.
This gives Hardy time to crawl around... and he finds the lead pipe that Orton used earlier on The Undertaker. Not noticing this, Randy goes to pick up Hardy only TO GET SMASHED IN THE HEAD WITH A LEAD PIPE, CAUSING ORTON TO FALL THROUGH THE ROPES AND INSIDE THE RING!
Batista sees this and loses his shit, grabbing Hardy by the throat AND CHOKING HIM OUT... BUT HARDY OUT OF DESPERATION KICKS ‘TISTA STRAIGHT IN THE GROIN!
Batista crumbles and Hardy slowly crawls into the ring and on top of the unconscious Orton...1...2...3!
Elimination #4: Randy Orton
We are down to the final two now as a lifeless Hardy lies on the canvas, and a trembling in fury Batista is back up, slightly favouring his groin. Batista shakes it out a little before getting inside the ring and waiting for Hardy to get up.
The World Champion shown the true fight he has in him though, slowly using ‘Tista’s legs to get back up to a vertical base. He swings a wild right hand which knocks Batista back... ONLY FOR BATISTA TO BOUNCE BACK WITH A MONSTROUS CLOTHESLINE!
Batista then SETS HARDY UP... BATISTA BOMB... HARDY REVERSES INTO A SUNSET FLIP...1...2...3!!!
Elimination #5: Batista
WINNER: Matt Hardy @ 27:43!! Matt Hardy retains the World Heavyweight Championship!!!
There’s no celebration though as a furious Batista IMMEDIALTEY GRABS HARDY... AND SMASHES HIM THROUGH ANOTHER ONE OF THE GLASS PODS!
Batista then brings Hardy up on the outside of the ring... AND CRUSHES HIM WITH THE BATISTA BOMB!
Despite the feel good title defence, the arena is absolutely deflated, boos ringing out at the vicious actions of Batista...
But for the first time in a long time, he completely ignores the reactions of the fans, his eyes fixed on the World Title as we go off the air...
*END OF SHOW*