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I'm guessing you'll be getting RAW up today, so I'll read GAB so that I know what is going on, then review when it's up. Liking the look of what you're doing though man, it looks nice.
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Four biggest matches get the spotlight in the opening V.P, no complaints there. Thought maybe you would incorporate Triple H but that would be a little tough. Daniels being singled out makes me think he won’t win tonight, as I am still going with my original pick - Matt Hardy.

Great choice to open the PPV, a mid-card match that has a ton of potential. Regal should be pissed that Punk beat him, but Punk won’t go down easily, glad to see him even stuff up. Punk looks to have the match won but Regal plays master manipulator so well, making the ref toss out the chair and then grabbing the brass knucks. GTS … but Punk gets knocked out cold!! Arrogant way for Regal to get the three count, very shocked to see Punk lose this way, ending his undefeated streak. Edgier Punk to continue this feud, plz.

KK not here yet? Maybe playing a little mind games with Rocky? Interesting, to say the least. Rock isn’t really one to wait around.

Chavo is focused, Rey is surely getting focused, can’t wait to see who wins the “Battle of Respect”, tbh.

Figured that this match would be as fast-paced as it gets, and awesome to see each man have the advantage during the match. Sabin is the only face in the match and he is domination but can’t finish off either man, with Kash hitting the Dead Level!! Perfect way for Noble to retain, tossing Kash out of the ring and then hitting the Tiger Bomb on Sabin for the win. Probably puts Sabin out of the title picture right now, very interested to see what will happen with the CW Title now.

Forgot that SS was gonna be 3.5 hours~! In Full?? Sounds the sex.

KK arriving late and giving Steph the smart-ass answer = bad-ass for KK. Steph has a big decision to make regarding Triple H and I don’t see her giving him what he wants, his ego is too big, imo.

“Caged Animals”, huh? Your originality is amazing, Mac. Didn’t expect this to be anything but an incredibly physical war … glad to see you think the same. Henry dominates the middle of the match, but Finlay makes the comeback, looking to have the match won after the DDT … but Teddy is using the shillelagh~! LMAO at the cracka line, tbh. Teddy gets involved but ends up costing Henry the match, with Henry crushing Long against the cage. Finlay gets the win, which was the best choice to end the feud, as Henry looks strong. T-Lo is amazing as a manager, imo … I don’t see this being the beginning of a split.

Rey getting into “game shape” is pretty cool for the feud … shows just how much each man wants to be the winner.

Daniels denying anything to do with Lashley makes sense, he is an awesome heel. Kristal mentioning NM 06 was cool … Daniels did seem to be owned by that.

Lashley saying he didn’t know who attacked him is expected … makes the “attacker” seem even more interesting. All this tension between Daniels and Lashley makes me think Chris didn’t do it.

Guess you don’t like Jeff … I’m a member of that club … just doesn’t interest me. Sounded like a good three-way match, with Daniels not looking as strong as I thought he would. The high-impact moves sounded cool but the third man was always there to break it up. Tower of Doom was a nice touch and I knew that Matt had the win as soon as Daniels fell to the outside. Matt pinning Jeff makes me think they won’t feud in the future … but I could be wrong. Matt acting like a heel in this match, Lashley getting injured, me thinks the older Hardy was the attacker … he was able to capitalize. Matt vs. Fallen Angel should be the next feud, imo.

Short and simple promo from the CC … no way they are losing to L&K tonight, we need new tag champs.

KK and Rock have a pretty good confrontation … which was expected as they are partners that don’t necessarily like each other. KK is the one who is more smug and Rocky is the intimidator. I don’t see any back-stabbing playing out tonight … but I also don’t see them getting the W against Cena/Batista.

The staredown to start the mathc between Rey and Chavo goes along with the whole “respect” thing that this match is all about. Glad to see the two pick up the pace as the match went on, not wanting to let each other off easy. Chavo hitting the three amigos and the frog splash was pretty cool. Rey kicks out and hits the 619 but Chavo gets him in position for the Gory Bomb … sunset flip variation for the win~! Didn’t really wanna see Rey get the win tonight, but the loss by Chavo still made him look strong. Glad to see the handshake take place, as they both look like faces. I will give you more predictions about these two later in the review.

Glad that Naitch still likes Batista the most, almost using his name a few times. Cena isn’t real happy to be with these two, that much was apparent, and I see a possible Dave vs. Cena feud in the future, if KK & Rocky get the win.

Like the CC earlier, nice, short interview by L&K. They have proved a ton but I still think that it is Helms and Benji’s turn … they will be the next tag champs, imo.

Everyone knew that the tag title contest was going to me the MOTN, and I’m glad to see that it didn’t disappoint. Neither team having the distinct advantage throughout the first 20 minutes is kinda hard to believe, but the teams are pretty evenly matched. The ending sounded pretty awesome, as Benji makes the blind tag, out of view of everyone, and the T-Bone off the top rope on London would be sick to see … we all know London would be willing to take that bump. Benjamin wins the match for the CC … finally TT Champions~! Kendrick is pissed at the ref but the video doesn’t lie … Benji was the legal man. I don’t see the Hooligans getting their rematch right away … even though a match between the two with a stip at SS would be awesome. Instead, I think that you will continue the Rey-Chavo feud, having them face the CC at SS, getting both men on the card, and then have the CC retain while something happens between Rey and Chavo to continue the feud. Would be a cool idea, imo.

Finally we get to hear Steph’s decision. Maybe should have had a bit more conversation before Steph dropped the news … and just like I thought … H is NOT getting his title shot. The reasoning was awesome by Steph, making her still a face, and now Triple H is pissed beyond belief, with his manipulation not working out. He throws a bitch fit, tearing up the office, and I think Steph will regret not making him leave the arena … he is going to do something big to hurt her brand.

This main event didn’t disappoint, but I was surprised that Rocky and KK had more tension between them than Cena and ‘Tista. Good way to finish the match, with Cena and KK tagging out to their partners, but Rock has the advantage on Batista while Cena gets KK into position … but he wipes out the referee~! Flair goes for the MITB Shot on KK … but he drills Batista! Cena leaving is awesome for his character, now we will definitely see a heel vs. heel feud in Batista vs. Cena. Rock hits the PE to get the victory, and become the #1 contender for SS! KK vs. Rocky will be awesome and I know The Rock isn’t turning heel, hence the handshake between he and Ken. Triple H is back and attacks both men~! Pedigree to KK~! Like someone else said, the match banner makes me think we won’t see a Triple Threat match at SS, and I see Steph suspending H for a month, with the help of Vince possibly. Awesome way to end the show, with Triple H on top.

Very good PPV recap, Mac. Like you said, this sets up a bunch of options for SS, with the SD! main event being set, gonna be a huge one, imo. This Triple H storyline is still the most interesting part of the thread, can’t wait to see where it goes next. SS in FULL is going to be huge and I can’t wait to read it. Can’t wait for Raw and this PPV deserves a 9/10.
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Weird choice for an opener personally. Regal/Punk doesn't exactly go at the lightning pace that the Noble/Kash/Sabin match did later. You had Punk open JD too squashing Kash. Better curtain jerker's plz. I have to admit, since you understand Regal's greatness, I figured you'd prefer him over Booker to end Punk's streak ... but at the PPV ... like this? No problems with the brass knuck shot, as Punk still hasn't lost clean, but the {it was quite cool} way Regal pinned {or owned} him at the end had the stench of a Triple H burial about it. Probably just me though. Logic says Punk beats Willy on SD! in the Rubber Match to end the feud 2-1.

Kennedy > Rocky's "monkey ass" quite frankly. All of this tension is basically confirming Rock/KK at 'Slam. Kennedy turning up late only continues his bad ass face push.

I hope to god all of this build leads to a Chavo win tonight. He needs it. Rey doesn't.

Yeah, this felt more like an opener to be honest. All three of these guys can work like a storm when they have to. Sabin seemed to dominate the match until the end when he got his ass royally handed to him by both men. First he takes Kash's finisher, so he was effectively beaten by him, and then he gets the same treatment from Noble. I thought Sabin would be th one kept strong, not Kash, but no complaints here. I prefer Kash and Noble. Feud plz. Jamie is awesome quite frankly.

SummerSlam's in full? Dayum. Yes please, Mac Daddy. That's going to own

Kennedy just owned Stephanie me thinks. Could be a hint at a feud with Hunter. Could just be KK being a dick. Probably the latter.

At any other PPV a Steel Cage match would get at least the semi-Main Event spot on the card, but this is a clear indication that this is a strong, strong card, despite what some fools have said. Solid match up too between these two criminally underrated cats. Didn't go as long as I thought it might, but at least you cranked it up towards the end. Teddy Long continues to run Estrada close as Manger Of The Thread, especially when he beat those crackas back with the shillelagh. Loving the custamary manager cage bump too, squashed by a 400 pounder. Nice. Finlay's obviously a better wrestler than Henry, so it's probably right that he won this feud and got even more over as a face in the process. To be honest, I don't see you pushing him too much though. I mean, he beat Triple H back at No Mercy ... and has done fuck all since then. Kennedy, Cena, Big Dave, Rock, Hunter, and Flair seem to be your untouchable main event group, and no one's infiltrating it for a while. Finlay and Henry stay at U.S title division I predict.

Rey's lost weight? Hopefully by giing the 'roids a rest.

Glad that Lashley got to surrender the title at the PPV, as it keeps his exposure going. I'd still like an explanation for why you injured him. Just seemed so random. The mere fact that Daniels is being made to look guilty obviously hints at him NOT being guilty, but I can't see anyone else having done the deed, so I'm not sure. Probably wasn't Matt or Jeff though. Bring Bobby back soon though.

Nice to see the Triple Threat match get the Unbreakable treatment with Daniels getting himself into shit. Glad you acknowledged Jeff's shitty talent compared to the others. To be quite honest I'd thought all the way up to this that Daniels was walking away with the strap, so I was surprised that he actually played quite a minimal part in the match. This seemed much more about the Hardy/Hardy rivalry. That's fine. Glad that Matt owned Jeff in the end though, as the man is, well, better than his brother plain and simple. Shame Matt had to play the heel though. From the looks of things we'll be getting a one-on-one feud after this; either Matt/Jeff or Matt/Daniels. Either would be good. Still shocked you pulled the trigger with Matt though. Never thought you liked him enough, Mac. The FA will probably get the belt soon I'd imagine.

The Carolina Connection own. I hope they have matching outfits by now

Nice bit of tension building between Kennedy and Rock. Makes for a much more interesting match. Not sure what KK was talking about at the end though.

Hell of a match between Chavo and Rey. Probably should have seperated the two tag team matches that came after, but oh well. Glad it was a match of two halves with the technical and high flying ability of both men brought into it. Chavo seemed to be dominating at the end with the Three Amigos, the Frog Splash and that sick Powerbomb in the corner, but that damn Rey had to win Even though we got the handshake/hug afterwards, looks like it was a send off match for Chavito. Hope he comes back strong though.

Awesome segment from Naitch. Loved his Batista fuck ups constantly.

I like The Hooligans, and it's a shame they have to, but they're dropping the belts tonight.

Really excellent match up between The Hooligans and The CC. Giving it near 30 minutes was a fucking treat. Any time the tag division gets this kind of exposure is glorious. Good backwards and forwards kind of match. Loved the finish too with Shelton hitting the T-Bone OVER Helms. The controversy at the end was a nice end to this feud too. Odds are we'll see a Ladder Match too, possibly at SummerSlam. The main thing is, Mac, you gave a tag team match almost 30 minutes at a PPV, and that's some brave shit. Most people just neglect the division, but I'm glad you treat it correctly.

Yet another quality segment between Steph and Hunter. I'm glad Trips didn't get the title shot, as, at this point, Kennedy/Rock is probably the better choice. Steph pretty much owned her hubby though, even though her reason for not giving him the shot was quite kind, that he's good enough to still earn it, instead of have it handed to him on a platter. Loved it when H snapped though. I can see him going psycho on more people than just Teddy Long now. His old school comments about him 'making' Steph as a character are, well, basically true, and all of this leads me to thinking this storyline is really going somehwhere ... but where. A McMahon-Helmsley reunion? Nah, that's too obvious and seems like something Reney would do {<3 him really }. It should be good though, whatever angle you choose.

I guess after the match we just saw from The Hooligans/Connection, even a main event of this calibre had a way to go to match it. Sounded solid enough though. Two main things appealed to me. First of all, Big Dave got taken out by Naitch ... accidentally of course. But whatever way you want to look at it Flair just cost 'Tista yet another title match effectively. This is all leading to a feud between the two I'm sure to propel Slick Ric into the World title scene by next year, but is SummerSlam too soon? I personally think it is. What with Cena {the man fucking owns tbh} blowing off everyone including Dave and high tailing it, perhaps some kind of bad ass heel/heel monster match is on the cards for 'Slam. Hmmm. We'll see. Great ending with KK effectively 'letting' Rocky get the win and the title shot, something I failed to see happening but makes perfect sense. I think I would have marked had Rock nailed KK afterwards, but, well, Rocky isn't going to do that now is he? This is a great reversal of the Austin/Rock feud, with Rock a veteran face against the youngster face. Their feud should be epic, Mac, make it happen please. Big fuck off ending with The Game following through on his not so empty threat after all. You really emphasised the beating he gave Kennedy, so I guess those two are coming together soon for a showdown, but I actually don't want it to interfere in the KK/Rock stuff now. Maybe it can take place afterwards. No Triple Threat plz. I'd rather not see that. High profile one-on-one feuds are much better at the big PPV's to be honest. Still, this was a classic ending to the PPV, Mac.

Overall, this was a really solid single brand PPV, Mac. Don't know why you ever went with mixed brand at Backlash. Kind of sucked. Anywho, basically every match was great, ESPECIALLY the tag title one and the Main Event. You've got me stacked for SummerSlam with only two matches on the card, and this Triple H thing is blowing my mind. One thing, Mac Attack, are both Raw and SD going to be IN FULL now 'til 'Slam now, like the 'Mania build? Plz let it be so
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I don't know why everybody has been counting Regal out and just expecting Punk to win, as I don't expect Regal to just lay down for Punk, you know? Winning streak or not, Regal has a chance. Besides, his winning streak has to end sometime. Nice way to end Punk's streak, considering it keeps his credibility. I can see Regal getting back into the US Title hunt soon, possibly facing Matt Hardy (who I expect to win the title). Good way to open up the show, for sure.

These two 'small' segments, so to speak, both were decent. The Rock segment was far more realistic than Chavo lacing up his boots, but even though it was just some preparation in the locker room, it got the point across, which of course is the fact that Chavo/Rey is a huge match that's extremely personal.

This match had some alright spots in the end, with each guy attempting their finisher. Noble retaining wasn't too much of a surprise, and taking advantage of the work that had already been done for him was a good way to build him up even more as a heel (I think he's heel?). If he is face, he sure didn't seem like it with the ending.

So Kennedy arrives. Wouldn't surprise me if something happened and The Rock was stuck in a Handicap Match, but I guess that's not the case. It's great that you include those lines here and there that get the fans really thinking, and somebody else in the segment. Hopefully we get some segments with some more spice, such as Stephanie/Triple H, which is sure to be a thriller, even though it will probably happen backstage (which is just dandy).

Henry/Finlay in a Cage would be brutality, for sure. I'm liking the fact that Long is with Henry, as the two make an excellent pair. How did Long get into the Cage? That seems unrealistic, considering I don't even see it there (and I've read it over a few times just to double check I'm not blind, though I am exhausted). The match goes on, though, and the finish continued to build towards Finlay. As soon as Henry squashed Long, I knew he had lost, but I would have Finlay go over Henry any day of the week, so I'm fine with the booking decision, and the rivalry on a whole.

Sensible to show both Rey and Chavo. I would have liked it back to back, tbh, but it's really up to you, and I'm not going to bitch about something that means almost nothing.

Finally, an interview. Every show needs an interview, quite frankly. You've got Daniels working so well on the microphone, and even though it was recap, it was as close as you can get to magic. Chances are none of these guys 'attacked' Lashley, and it will end up the attacker will reveal who they are, and then go one-on-one with Lashley at 'Mania. Wouldn't be a bad angle, actually.

Damn, you got my hopes up when you put that Steph was in the ring with a microphone, thinking Triple H would come out, but instead, it was a big deal over Lashley relinquishing his title. Two Triple Threat matches in one night is a little meh, but it wasn't booked that way, considering Lashley got 'injured'. "The three talented exciting wrestlers(Jeff fucked it up)" . You always make me laugh in EVERY show that you write. Mac for online comedian plz. Heel Matt > Face Matt, imo, considering Matt is pretty brutal on the mic as a face. As a heel, he's about average. Matt pins Jeff!!! Yes, exactly what I wanted. Great match, for sure, but I don't know where this leaves Daniels, which is upsetting.

Fabulous interview, and I can definitely see Helms saying what he said. Excellent job, and I'm looking forward to what should be a brilliant match between Londrick/CC.

Wow, the segments get better as the show goes on. It's good that there's clearly some tension, which will make the win for Rock/KK look even stronger.

This match is highly anticipated, or at least I was looking forward to it. Beautiful match writing, even though it's recap - It was extremely enjoyable. Rey kicks out of the Frog Splash! Well, Rey's won the match now, unless somebody interferes and starts some feud with him, but that's highly unlikely. The Sunset Flip pin was just the perfect way to finish it. A pinning predicament like that was just awesome, even though it wasn't much, but it was what was supposed to be done. I can't really explain it (as you've probably been able to tell), but that was the best way to end it. Awesome match. The handshake after was good, and was one of those memorable moments, yet this is turning into a WrestleMania like scenario .

Okay segment, wasn't really needed, but it gives these guys some build, even though it's not much. Will be interesting to see if they do work together, considering there is a shot at the title at SS at stake, but we'll have to see.

Nice segment, that's all I can really say. The title reign will continue, imo, even though CC deserve the belts.

Wow, over 20 minutes. I was thinking the match should have ended at about twenty minutes, seeing as after months of feuding, they deserve a long match, but I guess you feel they deserve an extremely long match. The blind tag was great, and it told me CC were winning {fuck yes}. Fabulous finish, and it's great to see CC finally holding onto the belts. They deserve a lengthy title reign after this great showing. Thirty minutes = Wow, crazy, but it was worth it I suppose. Nice job

Finally, Stephanie and Triple H. Smart on your part to leave it to the end of the show. Stephanie turns him down. Priceless. She did make some good points, and put them in good words too that were enjoyable to read. "Two dollar tramp" - Stop making me laugh, plz. This segment was just awe-inspiring. You are truly my number one inspiration after an incredible segment like this. Hands down to you, Mac.

Another solid read here. I can't argue with any of it, except for the ending with Kennedy waking up the referee? I mean, hopefully there must be more, maybe with KK saying he wanted to face The Rock? I don't really understand after all that disagreement and tension between the two, but I won't complain anymore seeing as we'll get to see Kennedy vs. The Rock for the World Title. Wait - TRIPLE H!!! That was just great. Maybe now it will be a Triple Threat? That would be spectacular, but I would honestly prefer just KK/Rock.

Fabulous PPV, I enjoyed the entire thing. Keep it up, and I expect SummerSlam will be around the level of WrestleMania if you keep this up. 9.5/10.
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I know a couple of people have posted shows, and I'll get around to them soon enough. Been hectic lately.

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Have not the Hooligans had the belts since winning them from the Hardys?
Yep yep, but Benjamin and Helms (as an unnamed tag team) have been around since the fall of 2006 in thread time. They won the tag titles when I recapped that large portion of the end of that year.

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Stephanie and Triple H segment is deteriorating in quality by the show tbh. The first one was the best and since then, it just went downhill. Make things more personal and less about the world title plz atleast for a little while.
It's not meant to "retain quality"; it's a story that's moving from point A to point B, and there's gonna be peaks and valleys.

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Glad that Lashley got to surrender the title at the PPV, as it keeps his exposure going. I'd still like an explanation for why you injured him. Just seemed so random.
Lashley was injured around this time in reality, so I originally planned to get rid of him for good (no real strong reason for it, just because I felt like it, quite frankly), but I rethought it, and decided to keep him around ... but he was already written out of my plans, hence the injury.

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Not sure what KK was talking about at the end though.
Just a smart-ass comment referring to Rock's statement.

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One thing, Mac Attack, are both Raw and SD going to be IN FULL now 'til 'Slam now, like the 'Mania build?
Yessir.

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(I think he's heel?). If he is face, he sure didn't seem like it with the ending.
Yeah, Noble's a heel.

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How did Long get into the Cage? That seems unrealistic, considering I don't even see it there (and I've read it over a few times just to double check I'm not blind, though I am exhausted).
The refs opened the cage when Finlay walks toward it. After the spat between Long and Finlay, the Irishman closes the door, but doesn't (because he can't) lock it, so it's simply a matter of Long walking through the door.

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Monday Night Raw - July 23rd, 2007; Sacramento, California

“You like being the most exciting main eventer we have here, in a room full of stiffs who couldn’t entertain in this ring if their life depended on it.”



Throwing Down The Gauntlet

Before we get the usual pyrotechnics and opening video, a video package plays, hyping Orton’s win in the Battle Royal, becoming the new number one contender. Afterwards, Edge brought Orton back down to earth and informed him that their SummerSlam WWE Title Match will be contested under TLC rules.

Now we get the opening Raw video, and soon enough, the pyro display. After, we’re brought into the arena, where thousands of rabid fans are ready for Monday Night Raw. J.R. and The King bring us the sound…

Jim Ross: Hello, everyone, and welcome to Monday Night Raw. I’m Jim Ross, here with my longtime broadcast partner, Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, and we have a tremendous show planned for ya here tonight as the road to SummerSlam, the hottest party of the summer, is ready to begin. And, King, you’re gonna be pretty busy tonight.

Jerry Lawler: You ain’t kiddin’, J.R. I get the lucky - or unlucky - task of being the moderator of tonight’s face to face between the WWE Champion Edge and the number one contender Randy Orton. Those two guys hate each other, and I got a feeling I’m gonna end up right in the middle of the fireworks.

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You’re definitely in a rough spot tonight, but maybe this’ll make you feel better. Tonight, we’re gonna have ourselves a number one contender’s match for the World Tag Team Championship. The RKO Army, Chris Masters and Joey Mercury, take on America’s Most Wanted tonight. And-

***PLAYA’S CLUB*** The crowd lets out quite a bit of heat, as Raw’s General Manager Jonathan Coachman makes his way down to the ring, rocking a nice suit and his shades. Coach climbs the steps, and enters the ring, before calling for a microphone. He soon gets one from Lillian Garcia while his music begins to die down.

Jonathan Coachman:
It’s right in the middle of summertime, baby, and you know what that means … SummerSlam is right around the corner!!

~ Crowd cheers

Jonathan Coachman: Now … SmackDown! has a decent main event announced … I guess (shrugs his shoulders), with Mr. Kennedy {crowd pops} will defend the World Heavyweight Championship against … The Rock.

~ Massive pop for Rock, and that match in general, though Coach doesn’t seem to care for it too much, rolling his eyes.

Jonathan Coachman: But it doesn’t begin to compare to Raw’s main event - MY main event - ‘The Rated R Superstar’ Edge defends the WWE Championship against ‘The Legend Killer’ Randy Orton … in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match!!

~ Tremendous pop for that as well.

Jonathan Coachman:
But, as you all know (adjusts tie with a smirk), The Coach is not one to rest on his morals. Oh no, no, no! As the premiere general manager in wrestling, in control of the premiere brand, of the premiere wrestling entity, in the premiere timeslot, on the premiere channel, I can’t afford to rest on my morals.

~ Coach reaches into the inside pocket on his jacket, and pulls out a piece of paper. He unfolds it, but doesn’t read from it just yet.

Jonathan Coachman: Which is why at Summer Slam six of the top superstars on Monday Night Raw will be featured … in a Six-Man Summer Games Gauntlet Match!

~ Some members of the crowd pop, but most stand rather confused.

Jonathan Coachman:
And how the match will work is (reads from paper) two men will start the match off, and once one of those two men are eliminated by pin fall, submission, count out or disqualification, then the next man will come out. The process will continue until only one man is left standing. And what does that man receive?

~ Coach looks up and lets out a smirk.

Jonathan Coachman: That man receives … a shot at the WWE Championship!!

~ Crowd cheers.

Jonathan Coachman: And who will be the six men in this match, you ask? Well, three of them will be determined right here tonight. Over the next two weeks on Monday Night Raw, there will be six qualifying matches for the Summer Games Gauntlet, three tonight and three next week.

~ Coach looks at paper.

Jonathan Coachman: In the first qualifying match up … it’ll be Ken Doane {pop} taking on … the Intercontinental Champion John Bradshaw Layfield!!

~ Big-time heat for JBL.

Jonathan Coachman: Match up number two will see Charlie Haas take on ‘The Guru of Greatness’ John Morrison!

~ Boos for Morrison.

Jonathan Coachman: And the third match up will be ‘The Samoan Bulldozer’ Umaga (boos) taking on … the homicidal, genocidal, suicidal, death-defying Sabu!

~ Solid pop for Sabu.

Jonathan Coachman: Those are the three matches for tonight. As for next week … next week will see Montel Vontavious Porter (boos) take on … Rob Van Dam!!

~ Huge pop for RVD.

Jonathan Coachman: Luther Reigns take on … Carlito Caribbean Cool!!

~ Strong pop for the ever-popular Carlito, even matching that of Van Dam’s.

Jonathan Coachman: And next week’s main event - heh, I feel bad for these two guys - next week’s main event will see ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels-

~ Thunderous mixed reaction for HBK, leaning towards heat.

Jonathan Coachman: And HBK will wrestle … ‘The Wrestling Machine’ Kurt Angle!!

~ Incredible pop for that match up, with many even standing on their feet; Ross and Lawler bust a nut as well on commentary.

Jonathan Coachman: And don’t worry, even though six superstars will have to wait until next week to qualify for that match … those six will be in action right here tonight in a Six Man Tag Team Match! (More cheers) MVP, Luther Reigns and Shawn Michaels will be on one team, while Carlito, Rob Van Dam and Kurt Angle will be on the other team!! Have a good night.

~ The crowd cheers as Coach’s music hits once more. Coachman tosses the mic to Lillian, and exits the ring.

Jim Ross:
My God, I can’t believe what we just heard, what a night we have planned, what a main event, what a main event for next week, what a SUMMERSLAM!!

Jerry Lawler:
Four huge matches just added to the card tonight, all with huge SummerSlam implications, and let’s not forget what we already had planned before we even came on the air!

Jim Ross: Edge and Orton in a face-off later tonight, but up next, the number one contendership for the World Tag Team Championship is on the line, The RKO Army versus AMW! Next!

{Commercials}

*Backstage - Interview Area*

Maria stands by with microphone in hand.

Maria: (Waves) Hi! I’m back! (Giggles) Ladies and gentlemen, my guest at this time … ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels!

~ Shawn Michaels comes into screenshot, dressed to compete, with a T-shirt on top, as well as a cowboy hat. Receiving a loud mixed reaction from the crowd tonight, Michaels doesn’t seem to have his usual arrogance with him, looking rather upset.

Maria: Shawn, you requested this time to speak. Why?

Shawn Michaels: Well, Maria, it’s really quite simple: I’m not in a good mood.

Maria: Why not?

Shawn Michaels: You know what? That’s actually not a bad question. You’d think that I’d be happy to have my favorite interviewer back.

~ Maria stands rather confused.

Maria: Who?

Shawn Michaels: That would be you.

Maria: Oh, (giggles).

Shawn Michaels: You’d think that since I’m gonna be able to qualify for the Summer Games Gauntlet Match next week, I’d be in a pretty good mood here tonight, right?

~ Maria nods, as HBK lets out a bit of a frustrated smirk.

Shawn Michaels: But that’s not the case, and the reason that’s not the case, is because I shouldn’t be able to qualify for this match!

WHY!?
Because I should already be the number one contender!

WHY!?
Because I should’ve won the Battle Royal!

WHY!?
Because I’m the best wrestler to ever lace up a pair of boots! I am The Showstoppah, The Headlinah, The Main Event, The Icon, HBK, ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ SHAWN MICHAAELSSS!!

~ Loud mixed reaction leaning towards heat. The crowd then starts up an ‘HBK’ chant, but that’s soon drowned out by more boos for the polarizing legend.

Shawn Michaels: But the reason none of that happened is because of one man … Rob … Van … Dam.

~ Big pop for RVD; Michaels tries to calm himself down, taking a bit of a walk. He comes back to the mic.

Shawn Michaels: Last week in that Battle Royal, I was awesome - just like I ALLLLLWAYS am. I single-handedly eliminated the big, Samoan guy, and then I took the EC-dubya reject, and tossed him over the top rope like the garbage that he is…

~ Big heat

Shawn Michaels: … BUT - and there’s always seems to be a but with this guy - he couldn’t take the fact that he lost to the bigger man, the better man, the better-looking man, so he climbed his way back into the ring, and eliminated me!

~ Crowd pops

Shawn Michaels: Because just like these idiots here tonight, he’s jealous of ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels.

~ Crowd boos

Shawn Michaels: So later on tonight, before the Six Man Tag Team Match, I’m coming out to that ring - and no, it won’t just be to give these fans a bit of happiness in their lives. I’ll be coming out there, and demanding a public apology from Rob Van Dam.

~ Boos from the crowd; Maria looks confused.

Shawn Michaels: And if I don’t get it - if I don’t get my apology … well … we’ll see.

~ Michaels pinches Maria’s cheek arrogantly, before he turns and walks away.

*Back to ringside*


Jim Ross: Are you kiddin’ me?

Jerry Lawler:
No, he’s not kidding. That ‘Extremely Crappy Wrestler’ needs to come out here and apologize, or else he really will be sorry.

Jim Ross: I thought as you get older, you’re supposed to mature? As HBK gets on in years, he reminds me more and more of the sophomoric degenerate that used to roam these halls ten years ago.

1 - #1 Contendership for the World Tag Team Championship
America’s Most Wanted w/Gail Kim
vs. The RKO Army

After picking up a huge win last week against the World Tag Team Champions, AMW seem far more confident than they have in a long while. And eventually, there combination of experience together and talent is just too much for the RKO Army to overcome. Masters and Mercury put up a hell of fight, but in the end, it’s the devastating DEATH SENTENCE from Storm and Harris onto Mercury, which allows The Wildcat to pin the former tag team champion, and earn another shot at The Redneck Wrecking Crew.

Winner - AMW via pin fall at 7:31. AMW are the number one contenders.

Jim Ross: Storm and Harris are now gonna get what they wanted! They wanted another shot at the World Tag Team Champions, The Redneck Wrecking Crew, Cade and Murdoch, well they’ll get it soon enough.

Jerry Lawler: And I’ll bet they’ll regret it. Cade and Murdoch already beat these guys twice. Why don’t AMW just get the point? The Redneck Wrecking Crew are better than them.

Jim Ross: We’re gonna find out soon enough. It’s gonna be Cade and Murdoch against Storm and Harris down the line, and bah God, I can’t wait to see these two talented tandems go at it one more time.

{Commercials}

*Backstage - Interview Area*


With microphone in hand, Todd Grisham stands by with John Bradshaw Layfield and JBL’s manager, Angelina Williams. JBL is dressed to compete, workout suit, cowboy hat and all, and wears his Intercontinental Championship proudly over his shoulder. Layfield also wears something else; the toothy grin, baby!

Todd Grisham: Jo- Mr. Layfield, we are mere moments away before you attempt to qualify for the Summer Games Gauntlet that will take place at SummerSlam. But to do it, you must defeat the 20-year old phenom {He’s gotta be 21 by now though, rit?} Ken Doane an-

John Bradshaw Layfield: “Phenom?” See, that’s your problem, son. That’s the problem with most of the people who are in this business, but don’t deserve to be, and don’t know a wristlock from a wristwatch. Let me tell ya something, ya little four-eyed freak-

~ Grisham seems rather hurt by that comment; JBL doesn’t care.

John Bradshaw Layfield: When you see Ken Doane, you see a phenom. (Puts on semi-whiny voice) “Oh, somebody that young shouldn’t be able to compete at this high a level. And he can flip! He can jump high, too! He’s a phenom! Let’s throw him a parade!”.
When I see Ken Doane, all I see is a punk kid, who’s a nice athlete … but doesn’t belong in a wrestling ring, let alone in a wrestling ring with me. Yeah, he’s got nice athleticism and good mobility … but so does Michael Phelps. And if he was to ever step into a ring with me, I’d kick his teeth down his throat!

~ Angelina kinda cringes in the background, with Layfield taking a shot at a recent American ‘hero’.

John Bradshaw Layfield: Wrestling isn’t about being athletic, it’s about being tough. And there is nobody tougher than JBL.

~ Crowd boos.

John Bradshaw Layfield: It took seven people to eliminate me from the Battle Royal last week. But tonight, I’m not in the ring with seven cowards, I’m in the ring with one … young … child. Which means you might as well pencil me into the Summer Games Gauntlet right here and now, because one-on-one, mano a mano, JBL will not lose, JBL CAN NOT lose!! And tonight, lil’ Kenny Doane finds that out first hand!! The next few moments belong to THE WRESTLING GAWD … John … Bradshaw … Layfield.

~ The crowd boos as JBL lets out another smile. “Longhorn” hits in the background, and JBL turns, and leaves, walking towards the ring.

*Back to ringside*


Jim Ross: You can hear JBL’s music playing in the background as he’s about to make his way out here, but I’ll tell ya this. If he thinks that he’s gonna run through Ken Doane tonight, I don’t think it’ll take long before this kid makes him think twice.

Jerry Lawler: Please, J.R. Don’t be ridiculous.

2 - Qualifying Match for #1 Contender’s Summer Games Gauntlet; Non-Title
I.C. Champion John Bradshaw Layfield w/Angelina Williams
vs. Ken Doane

With two distinctive styles, the match starts off about how you’d expect it to, with JBL being no match for Doane’s speed, youth and athleticism. Eventually though, Layfield’s experience and power edge gives him the advantage, specifically in the form of a boot to the face. Layfield then completely usurps control of the match up, using his bruising style to wear down Kenny, picking up several near falls throughout. Of course, Doane’s youthful energy won’t allow him to stay down, and he makes a comeback with his fists-a-flyin’.

The finish comes when JBL manages to roll out of the way of Doane’s Guillotine Leg Drop, causing Doane to crash and burn. Layfield then quickly gets up to his feet, and goes for the CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL - but Doane ducks it!! Doane then leaps up and goes for a dropkick, but Layfield simply sidesteps him, causing Doane to land on the canvas. JBL then quickly lifts Doane in between his legs, and prepares for a power bomb, pretending to light a cigar and put it out on Doane’s back. Layfield then looks to lift him up … but Doane trips him down, and HOOKS HIM IN A JACKKNIFE COVER!!! 1... 2... 3!!!

Winner - Ken Doane via pin fall at 9:03. Doane qualifies for the Gauntlet.

The crowd explodes as Layfield kicks out after the three count, and looks around in shock. Doane gets back up to his feet, completely amped up, as he pumps his fist, not only earning a shot in the Summer Games Gauntlet, but beating a former WWE Champion and the current Intercontinental Champion in the process!

Jim Ross: KEN DOANE HAS DONE IT, AND JBL CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!

Jerry Lawler: I can’t believe it, J.R.!! How the hell could this happen!?

Jim Ross: Determination, grit, testicular fortitude. Whatever you wanna call it, Ken Doane just used it to beat one of the very best that this business has to offer!! Ken Doane is the first to qualify in the Summer Games Gauntlet, and he’s done it by beating the Intercontinental Champion!!

*Backstage - Interview Area*


Ranjin Singh and his guests, Umaga and Armando Alejandro Estrada, watch the show on the screen, as AAE shakes his head.

Ranjin Singh:
As we ju-

Armando Alejandro Estrada:
Can ju believe that? JBL … not even gonna make it into the Gauntlet. And ju wanna know why?

~ AAE looks at Singh, who shrugs his shoulders.

Armando Alejandro Estrada: The pressure. JBL put so much pressure on himself, that there was only one option … to be a - como se dic’ - failure. Umaga, on the other hand, doesn’t know the meaning of pressure. It doesn’t matter if he’s in the ring with somebody like ju, or the President of the United States, my bulldozer only has one speed - DESTROY!! HAHA!!

~ Umaga intensely glares at Singh when Estrada yells “DESTROY”, but AAE tells him it’s all good, for the lack of a better term.

Armando Alejandro Estrada: As for The Bulldozer’s opponent tonight, Sabu. Ju know, these ECW wrestlers like to call themselves extreme, and say that they thrive on pain. Haha, well I’ve got news for that Arabian DUMMY: Any puto can say that they like pain when they’re being hit by an idiot with a cane … but when ju’re hit by a 300 pound freight train of mass destruction, it’s a different story, me amigo. Mick Foley found that out at Vengeance, and we plan to teach the same lesson to Mr. ‘bu here tonight. Tonight … the SAAAAAAAMOAN BULLDOZER - HAHA - punches his ticket to SummerSlam!!

~ Umaga lets out a loud grunt, which scares Singh. The Samoan Bulldozer and AAE then walk off, as we fade out.

{Commercials}


***SEXY BOY***

The crowd gets up to its collective feet and lets out a loud mixed reaction, as ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels steps out onto the stage, looking to be a bit happier than he was earlier. Michaels saunters down the entrance ramp, before he climbs the steel steps and enters the ring. HBK calls for a microphone, and is given one by Lillian Garcia.

Shawn Michaels: Now … I know we-

~ Michaels is cut off by an ‘HBK’ chant by a portion of the crowd; that’s soon countered with quite a few boos.

Shawn Michaels: Y’know, I know manners aren’t big in this place, ranking only above hygiene, but I would appreciate it if you listened when THE icon is up here with the microphone in his hand.

~ Boos from the crowd, while Michaels smirks.

Shawn Michaels: Even though I’ve got a chance at getting into the #1 Contender’s Gauntlet at SummerSlam and I have a Six Man Tag Team Match tonight, ol’ HBK has more pressing business to talk about at the moment.

~ HBK takes his hat off, and runs his hand through his hair, before putting his cowboy hat back on.

Shawn Michaels: And that concerns one (does RVD’s thumb taunt and crowd joins in) Rob … Van … Dam.

~ Nice pop for RVD; Michaels rolls his eyes.

Shawn Michaels:
I don’t exactly know what this guy’s problem is, but he’s been a pain in my ass for the last three and a half months.

~ A slight “RVD” chant starts up, but Michaels quickly talks over it.

Shawn Michaels: First off, a few months back, he gets in my face and actually has the nerve to tell me - ME - that if I don’t want to win my matches, I should hang up my ol’ cowboy boots and retire.

~ Mixed reaction.

Shawn Michaels: How did I respond? I responded by kicking his teeth down his throat at Backlash!!

~ HBK smirks, while the crowd boos.

Shawn Michaels:
Now, you would think that a taste of Sweet Chin Music would be enough for any fried slacker to get, comprehend, and move on … but no, Van Dam has consistently been in my face ever since, demanding rematches, costing me matches, and just generally being a pest. So right now, I want RVD to come on out here-

~ Pop for a potential Van Dam appearance

Shawn Michaels: I want Van Dam to come out here and publicly APOLOGIZE for-

~ Crowd boos

Shawn Michaels:
(To crowd) Take it easy, take it easy. All I want is for RVD to come out here, be a man, apologize, and then we can all put this sordid mess behind us, and look to the future. Come on, Rob-

***ONE OF A KIND***

The crowd erupts into cheers as ‘Mr. Monday Night’ Rob Van Dam steps out onto the stage. Wearing his red, one-piece, wrestling attire, the Whole Dam Show smirks as he looks in the ring, before he shakes his head, and continues down the entrance ramp. Michaels watches on, as RVD steps into the ring, and calls for a microphone. Lillian hands him one as his music dies down.

Rob Van Dam: You serious, Michaels?

Shawn Michaels: I’m completely serious. I want an apology.

~ RVD looks at the crowd with a smirk, as Michaels scrunches up his face.

Rob Van Dam: And what exactly am I apologizing for again?

Shawn Michaels:
(With a smile) Feeling a little dizzy, Rob?

~ Van Dam lets out a grin of his own.

Shawn Michaels:
You’re apologizing … for being a complete waste of my time-

Rob Van Dam: Kinda like the last five minutes?

Shawn Michaels: (Ignoring him) You’re apologizing for being a sore loser last week, and eliminating me from that Battle Royal, AFTER you were already eliminated. You are apo-

Rob Van Dam:
“Sore loser?”

~ Van Dam walks around a bit, as Michaels watches on intently.

Rob Van Dam:
That’s pretty strange, because I was just thinking the same thing about you, Michaels.

~ Michaels raises an eyebrow and then lets out a bit of a laugh. HBK turns away and climbs up onto a nearby turnbuckle, lying down rather calmly, which gets a mixed reaction from the crowd.

Rob Van Dam: That’s cool, Shawn. You can pretend you like you don’t care, but deep down inside, we both know you do. That’s the only reason we’re out here; that monstrous ego of yours. You don’t like the fact that a few weeks back on Raw, not only did I show you up, but I beat you dead center in the middle of this ring.

~ Crowd cheers for Van Dam, and Michaels face scrunches up a bit … before he lets out another smile and brings the mic up.

Shawn Michaels: Kid, when you’ve been in this business as long as I have, you’re gonna lose more than a couple of matches. Jordan didn’t win every game, Ali didn’t win every match-

Rob Van Dam: Yeah … but this goes deeper than that, right, Shawn? You’ve been in my face on more than one occasion, telling me “Not to bother wasting my time” and “Stay out of the main event” and “You shouldn’t be here”, and I always wondered why you’d taken such an interest in what I do, Shawn. At first, I thought it was because you were afraid I was gonna beat you, but no … it’s more than that. It’s because The Whole Dam Show is simply … more exciting and more charismatic than The Showstopper.

~ Mixed reaction this time, leaning towards cheers. Michaels leaps down off of the turnbuckle with a smile.

Shawn Michaels: Do us all a favor, and lay off the funny cigarettes, Rob.

Rob Van Dam: A while ago you said that “It doesn’t matter whether you win or lose, but how good you look when you do it” … and you meant every word of it. You like being THE SHOWSTOPPER!!

~ Another split reaction from the crowd, as RVD makes a ‘marquee’ with his hands.

Rob Van Dam: You like being the one people pay to see. You like seeing kids “Ooh” and “Ah” at everything you do. You like being shown like a highlight reel over and over. You like people leaving the arena saying “Wow, that Shawn Michaels is somethin’”. You love it … you crave it, don’t ya, Michaels?

~ The smile on Michaels’ face begins to transform from one of arrogance … to one which expresses his annoyance.

Rob Van Dam: You like being the most exciting main eventer we have here, in a room full of stiffs, who couldn’t entertain in this ring if their life depended on it. You love it.

~ RVD raises his right index finger up, as Michaels watches on, his smile now completely gone.

Rob Van Dam: But the fact is, Shawn, now that RVD is back in the main event, back in the WWE Title picture, back in the spotlight, RVD simply looks better than you do in this ring.

~ Big-time mixed reaction for that, with the fans now being completely sucked in. Michaels scowls at RVD.

Rob Van Dam:
Now, RVD is the man people pay to see. Now, RVD is who the kids want to be like. Now that Rob Van Dam is in the main event, getting the big matches, when people leave the arena, they talk about the show Rob Van Dam put on in that squared circle!

~ Another loud roar from the crowd, with scattered boos throughout the arena. Van Dam angrily glares at Michaels, but HBK seems to be in his own little world, staring at the ground with a grimace. A loud “RVD” chant starts up, as Michaels slowly looks up from the canvas, and into the face of Van Dam. A slight “HBK” chant starts up to counteract the Van Dam chant, while Michaels brings the mic up to his mouth. HBK doesn’t say anything right away, simply glaring into the eyes of an intense RVD.

Finally, Michaels speaks.

Shawn Michaels:
As much as I enjoyed your sadly misguided theories on the enigma that is Shawn Michaels, I’ve gotta tell you, BOY-

~ RVD cocks an eyebrow, as Michaels nods.

Shawn Michaels:
If you think that Shawn Michaels is somehow jealous of someone who made his bones wrestling in a bingo hall in front of 45 drunks in the most disgusting part of this country, then you’ve got another thing coming! I’ve been stealing the show - I’ve been STOPPING the damn show for the last TWENTY YEARS I’ve been in this company!

~ The Michaels’ contingent in the crowd pop huge for Shawn, as HBK prepares to fire back with full force.

Shawn Michaels:
And for the last ten of ‘em, every average joe who could do a backflip, who could do a little high spot without rhyme or reason, idiots were ready to christen that guy as the “New Shawn Michaels,” because they didn’t have a clue about what they were talkin’ about. But yet here I stand, quite a while later, hair a little bit thinner, body a little bit older, STILL the greatest thing that these people have ever seen, still the most exciting performer in the history of this business, and still the man that every boy (puts his finger on Van Dam’s chest as he says ‘boy’) in the back tries to outperform each and every night!

~ Another strong reaction for the Heartbreak Kid, as Michaels and Van Dam continue to stare at one another with intensity until RVD brings the mic up.

Rob Van Dam:
You really think so?

Shawn Michaels: I know so.

Rob Van Dam: I guess you’ll get the chance to prove it later tonight, won’t you?

Shawn Michaels:
Bet on it.

~ Michaels drops the mic with a thud, and Van Dam soon chugs his away as well. The two show-stealing superstars glare at one another, while the crowd applauds in the background, amped up for tonight’s main event … and more HBK-RVD.

{Commercials}


3 - Qualifying Match for #1 Contender’s Summer Games Gauntlet
Umaga w/Armando Alejandro Estrada
vs. Sabu w/Bill Alfonso

While Sabu is allowed a respectable amount of offense throughout the contest, the winner of this match up shouldn’t be doubted all that much. From jump street, Umaga proves himself to be more vicious, more focused, more athletic, and even faster than the ECW alumnus. The finish comes when Umaga counters the Air Sabu by catching Sabu, drags the poor bastard towards the middle of the ring, and then plants Sabu with a spinning urinagi slam!!! Umaga then follows that up with the SAMOAN SPIKE, which allows him to get the pinfall victory.

Winner - Umaga via pin fall at 5:37. Umaga qualifies for the Gauntlet.

Jerry Lawler:
If I’m John Morrison or Charlie Haas … I think about losing that qualifying match on purpose later tonight. WWE Title shot or no title shot, I don’t think it’s worth it to be in the ring with that monster.

Jim Ross: He is dominance personified, and now The Samoan Bulldozer has punched his ticket into the SummerSlam Summer Games Gauntlet right beside Ken Doane. As King alluded to, we have one more qualifying match to go tonight, with Charlie Haas taking on ‘The Guru of Greatness’ John Morrison.

*Backstage - GM’s Office*


Sitting at his desk, Jonathan Coachman ogles the latest WWE Magazine with Mickie James and Beth Phoenix on the cover. Coach licks his lips rather excited … but his trance is soon broken up by an angry knock on his door. Coach quickly takes his mag and tosses it into a drawer in his desk, as VICTORIA comes in, eyes lit up with fury.

Jonathan Coachman:
Oh crap.

Victoria: “Oh crap” is right.

Jonathan Coachman: Let me take a shot in the dark and guess that this has to do with the Mickie James situation.

Victoria: Good job. Now what are you doing about it?

Jonathan Coachman: Nothing. Mickie has a valid doctor’s note that says that she is not able to compete at the current moment due to a legitimate injury to her right knee. Until that’s proven otherwise, you will not be able to get your title opportunity. My hands are tied.

Victoria: I can’t believe you’re gonna let her get away with this crap. You’re pathetic.

~ Coach angrily gets up from his seat.

Jonathan Coachman: Now hold on a second!

~ Victoria shoots daggers at Coachman with her eyes, causing Coach to rethink his tone. Coach adjusts his tie, before sitting back down in his seat.

Jonathan Coachman:
Listen, Victoria, I know you’re upset, and I understand your frustration, which is why next week, it’s gonna be you, Victoria, teaming up with Gail Kim to take on Trish Stratus and Mickie James … ’s cohort, the … lovely … beautiful … (coughs) yeah, Beth Phoenix.

~ Looking quite pissed off, Victoria inches closer to Coachman with evil intentions. Luckily for him, he gets another knock on his door.

Jonathan Coachman:
Pleeeeease come in.

~ Matt Striker enters the office.

Jonathan Coachman:
Victoria, as you can see, I have a number of things to take care of. So (motions towards door), please.

~ Vicky angrily turns around and heads out of the office, slamming her shoulder into Striker as she passes by.

Matt Striker: She’s a callous one.

Jonathan Coachman: I know … it’s kinda hot ... What do you need, Matt? You’re not here to apologize again, are you?

Matt Striker: No, sir, I’m here to inquire about why I’m not on tonight’s card.

Jonathan Coachman: I’ve got nothing for you tonight.

Matt Striker: Nothing at all? Can’t you get me a spot in the Summer Games Gauntlet qualifiers? I mean, who wants to see Shawn Michaels versus Kurt Angle AGAIN?

~ Coach looks at Striker with a rather dumbfounded look for what seems like an eternity … and then nods a bit.

Jonathan Coachman: I like your go-getting attitude. I still don’t have a match for you tonight though.

~ Striker frowns.

Jonathan Coachman:
But what I do have is a shot at proving your worth. Later on tonight, Edge and Randy Orton are supposed to have a face-off in preparation for their SummerSlam TLC Match. I was going to have the King moderate it … but … I’ve changed my mind ... I want you to do it.

~ Striker puts his hands over his mouth, too excited for words it seems. He soon stops and nods excitedly.

Matt Striker: Thank you, sir. Your intelligence is only matched by your benevolence.

~ Striker quickly shakes Coach’s hand, before he heads out of the office. Coach reaches into his drawer and pulls out his mag as we fade out.

{Commercials}


4 - Qualifying Match for #1 Contender’s Summer Games Gauntlet
John Morrison w/Melina
vs. Charlie Haas

You would think that competing for a potential shot at the WWE Championship would reawaken the intensity and competitive fire of Charlie Haas … but it doesn’t seem to mean all that much to him, as Haas appears almost resigned to the fact that he’s already lost this match. For the first four minutes of the contest, Haas appears to simply be going through the motions, kicking out of pin falls without zeal, and never really going on the attack against Morrison.

Morrison and Melina begin to laugh at the mellow Haas, before the former Johnny Nitro slaps him in the face. That gets Haas going for a bit, and he responds with a plethora of suplexes of all variations, but Morrison weathers the storm, avoids the deadly Haas of Pain and finishes him with the MOONLIGHT DRIVE {corkscrew neck breaker} for the pinfall victory.

Winner - John Morrison via pin fall at 7:10. Morrison qualifies for the gauntlet.
Jim Ross: John Morrison qualifies for the SummerSlam Summer Games Gauntlet, so now we know half of the six competitors for this match up: Morrison, Ken Doane, and ‘The Samoan Bulldozer’ Umaga.

Jerry Lawler: I can’t wait to see that one, J.R. I can’t wait for next week to see who else gets into the match!

Jim Ross: Absolutely. Three more qualifying next week, folks … but right now … I’m getting word that … Matt Striker will be hosting the Edge/Randy Orton Face-off later tonight.

Jerry Lawler: What!?

Jim Ross: I guess you’ve been replaced, King.

Lawler looks around in shock for a bit, before he shakes his head, disgusted.

*Backstage - JBL’s Locker Room*


John Bradshaw Layfield sits on his couch, watching Morrison and Melina celebrate in the ring. Angelina sits next to him, watching her boss.

Angelina Williams:
Are you gonna be okay?

John Bradshaw Layfield: John Morrison!? John Morrison is heading into the Summer Games Gauntlet, and I’m not!? That kid isn’t old enough to vote, and he’s getting a shot at becoming the number one contender over JBL!?

Angelina Williams: Technically … he’s not getting the shot over you … you just didn’t win your match.

~ Layfield angrily glares at his manager.

John Bradshaw Layfield:
Yeah, I know. I was there.

~ JBL sighs, as Angelina shakes her head.

Angelina Williams: Anything I can do?

John Bradshaw Layfield: Besides becoming less worthless? I don’t think so.

~ Angelina shakes her head again, disgusted, before getting up.

John Bradshaw Layfield: Actually, there is something you can do. Next week, it’s time for another JBL mega event.

Angelina Williams: Uh-oh.

John Bradshaw Layfield: You remember my first annual ‘Golden Grand Slam Celebration in Support of America’s Wrestling God and Intercontinental Champion’? Well … this is gonna be even better. Next week, we’re gonna have the first ever ‘Super Summer Slamboree in Recognition of The Wrestling God’. Haha, I love it.

Angelina Williams: … … What?

John Bradshaw Layfield: What are you, stupid? A ‘Super Summer Slamboree in Recognition of The Wrestling God’.

Angelina Williams: “Super Summer Slamboree?” Sounds like a gay cruise.

John Bradshaw Layfield: ……… You’re starting to piss me off.

Angelina Williams: Sorry. What exactly is the point of this … Slamboree?

John Bradshaw Layfield:
Three reasons. One … because I want to have one. Two, after being royally screwed out of my rightful shot at the WWE Championship twice in the past couple of weeks, I need something to cheer me up, support me and lift me up. I’m gonna use it … how you use a wonder bra … except I actually have talent.

Angelina Williams:
Ugh, was that necessary?

John Bradshaw Layfield: And finally, it’s going to give everyone in the back, everyone watching at home a chance to appreciate the unadulterated greatness of their American hero, JBL. I want you to get right on this. This is now your top priority. Seven days, get on it.

~ Williams rolls her eyes, and then nods. JBL grabs his Intercontinental Championship off of the arm rest and rubs it a bit as we fade out.

{Commercials}


Back from the break, Matt Striker stands in the ring, being roundly booed by the crowd, while he holds a couple of cards in his left hand, and a microphone in his right.

Matt Striker:
Hello everyone. My name is Matt Striker, and I am your teacher.

~ Crowd boos.

Matt Striker:
And I will be hosting this face-off between the two top superstars currently on the illustrious Monday Night Raw brand. Introducing first, from St. Louis, Missouri-

~ The crowd already begins to boo, knowing full well who it is.

Matt Striker: He is a former WWE Champion, a former Intercontinental Champion, and the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history. Ladies and gentlemen, the leader of the RKO Army … the winner of last week’s Battle Royal … The One Man Dynasty … The Legend Killer … the number one contender and challenger to the WWE Championship at SummerSlam … Randy Orton!

***BURN IN MY LIGHT***

The heat begins to pour in as Randy Orton steps out onto the stage, adorned in a sharp, black suit. Orton does his ‘Destiny’ pose at the top of the ramp, and his pyro falls down behind him, giving The Legend Killer quite the majestic backdrop. It soon stops, and the former WWE Champion continues on down to the ring. Orton steps into the ring, and is immediately handed a mic from Striker, who apparently got another from Lillian Garcia during the break. Orton’s music dies down and the heat picks up, causing The Legend Killer to smirk.

Matt Striker: And his opponent … from Toronto, Ontario, Canada … a former ELEVEN time tag team champion, a former Intercontinental and United States Heavyweight Champion, and after his win at Vengeance, now a three-time WWE Champion. Ladies and gentlemen, the current reigning WWE Champion … ‘The Rated R Superstar’ … EDGE!!

***METALINGUS***

The crowd roars while ‘The Rated R Superstar’ Edge steps out onto the stage, with the WWE Title over his right shoulder, sans Lita. Edge, dressed in his usual T-shirt, jeans and shades, lifts the title belt up in the air, over his head, and a mammoth amount of pyro goes off, while Orton and Striker watch on from the ring. The WWE Champion walks down the entrance ramp, before he climbs the steel steps and steps into the ring. Striker retrieves another microphone and hands it to The Rated R Superstar. Before Striker can get anything set up, Orton speaks with a smirk.

Randy Orton: Didn’t bring Lita with you, Edge? Scared of something?

Edge: Nothing in particular. Where are your two girlfriends?

~ OH! Orton and Edge exchange smirks, and Striker attempts to take charge.

Matt Striker: Right off the bat, I want you two to know that no tomfoolery or disobedience will be tolerated here tonight. Mr. Coachman has put me in charge tonight, which means that what I say go-

Randy Orton: Hurry the hell up.

~ Striker turns angrily to Orton, before shaking his head.

Matt Striker: See, this is exactly the type of disrespect and unruliness that I, Matt Striker, your teacher, will not-

Edge: Get to it, chumpstain.

~ The crowd pops for the WWE Champion, as Striker lets out a frown, shakes his head … and prepares to continue.

Matt Striker: In just about a month from tonight, at SummerSlam, the ‘Biggest Party of the Summer’, ‘The Legend Killer’ Randy Orton and ‘The Rated R Superstar’ Edge will meet in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Match with the prestigious WWE Championship on the line. My first question goes to you, Mr. Orton. What emotions did you have when our WWE Champion informed you that your title opportunity would be contested under such heinous rules?

~ Orton shakes his head and brings the mic up.

Randy Orton: TLC? Tables … ladders … and chairs? It shocked me last week … it was something … unexpected. But all things considered, Edge … I shouldn’t be too surprised … should I? We all know that straight up in this ring … you can’t hang with me, ya never could.

~ Edge shakes his head, and the crowd boos, before Orton continues.

Randy Orton: At New Year’s Revolution, I pinned you dead center in the ring to capture the WWE Championship. WrestleMania 23? After all of the hype, with all of the spectacle, all of the history between us … the result … was no different. Once again, I beat you in this ring. I countered your crappy, little Spear into a mid-air RKO, and got the duke, like only The Legend Killer can. And-

Edge: I can’t hang with you in this ring?

Randy Orton: No.

Edge: Orton, you’re more delusional than I thought. I just pinned your ass less than a month ago to win this bad boy (taps title belt).

Randy Orton:
Fluke.

~ Edge smiles.

Edge:
Fluke? Flukes are one-off events, Orton. In case you’ve forgotten, a few years back, I ended your seven-month Intercontinental Championship reign.

Randy Orton:
Was that before or after you started to bitch and moan every week about being treated unfairly?

~ Edge scratches his head in faux thought.

Edge: Uhhhhh, before, I think. Right around the time of your pathetic World Heavyweight Title reign.

~ The Legend Killer lets out a knowing smirk.

Randy Orton:
Ha-ha, yeah, your first title reign was real impressive.

~ Orton smiles, as Edge inches closer to TLK.

Matt Striker:
Guys, let’s keep this civil.

~ Edge turns to Striker.

Edge:
Civil? … I HATE Randy Orton!!

~ Orton laughs as Striker backs up a bit.

Randy Orton:
Back to ‘psycho’ Edge, I see.

Edge:
No, no psycho. Because, Orton … I’ve got this (looks at title). I’ve got the WWE Championship, which means I’m in control, I’m calling the shots. For months on end, I had to chase you. I had to fight through Mercury, I had to fight through Nitro, I had to fight through Masters, I had to fight through Doane; my own group, the group that I put together. And even with all of the RKOs, all of the chair shots, all of the assaults … a punt to my head-

~ Orton lets out a sadistic smirk … but Edge returns it.

Edge: After all of that … I still … got … this!

~ The Rated R Superstar holds up the WWE Championship to a strong pop from the crowd, while Orton’s eyes follow the belt.

Edge: And now that I’m back on the mountain top, now that this title is back in my hands, I don’t plan on letting it go easy, and I sure as hell don’t plan on giving you an easy trip back.

Randy Orton: So, what? This is like payback time for you?

~ Edge stares at Orton blankly … before he shakes his head in disbelief.

Edge:
Have you even been listening to me? Yeah, ya stupid bastard.

~ The crowd laughs, and then begins to cheer, while the self-proclaimed One Man Dynasty scowls at the WWE Champion.

Edge: August 26th, East Rutherford, New Jersey, in front of 15,000 fans, you and I enter MY playground. We step into my comfort zone. The match that made me who I am today, the match that gave me my start, the match … that I have never lost in, a match … that you have never even been in ... T … L … C!

~ Great pop; Orton seems to remain relatively confident, however.

Edge:
Not only are you in over your head, Orton, but-

Randy Orton: In over my head? I know you and the WWE and all the announcers and all these fans like to fashion this match as different than any other. But let’s be honest, I’ve been in this spot before.

~ Edge cocks his eyebrow.

Randy Orton: I’ve been hit with everything that this business has to offer. I’ve been in the ring with Mick Foley in a Street Fight, I’ve been successful against Mick Foley in a Street Fight. I’ve been in Elimination Chamber Matches, I’ve been in Steel Cage Matches, I’ve been inside the Hell in a Cell. So excuse me if I don’t exactly crap my pants at the idea of having to climb a ladder to grab the only thing that means a damn to me in this business, the WWE Championship.

~ Orton’s last two words are emphasized when he points at the WWE Champion, his eyes completely transfixed on it, while Edge looks at The Legend Killer. Orton finally brings his eyes back up to Edge, and the two share a bit of a staredown, before the former champion continues.

Randy Orton: And as for this being my first time in a TLC Match … please. My first World Heavyweight Championship Match … I won. My first Intercontinental Championship Match … I won. My first WrestleMania match … I won. And SummerSlam 2007 … will be no different.

~ Orton inches closer to Edge.

Randy Orton: Edge … I’ve captured championships, I’ve beaten legends, and I’ve embarrassed icons, and I’ve done it all in the center of the ring with simple God-given talent. These people … they don’t see it. All they see is a cocky, arrogant, pretty boy who’s gotten by on manipulation and lucky timing.

~ Crowd pops, causing Orton to give them a quick look, before turning back to The Rated R Superstar.

Randy Orton: But … you know different … you better know different. You better know that Randy Orton can beat anyone that’s thrown at me. You better know that the biggest and baddest have fallen at this … “pretty boy’s” feet. And if you didn’t know that … you better learn it quick. Because it’d be pretty embarrassing for you to lose that WWE Championship in “your” match.


~ Orton drops the mic, and glares at Edge, who slowly takes his glasses off to a nice pop. The Rated R Superstar hooks them up on his shirt, continuing his stare down with Orton, while Striker eases up to the two superstars.

Matt Striker: Eloquently stated. Edge, the next question goes to you. If-

Edge: Shut up.

~ Crowd cheers; Striker looks offended.

Edge: The time for talk is just about over, Orton. We’ve got the facts - you don’t like me, and I damn sure don’t like you. And at SummerSlam, you and I are gonna have a war like no other over the most important piece of gold in this industry, the WWE Title. And if there’s one thing that both of us can agree on … it’s that one of us … won’t be walking out on our own power!

~ Edge drops his mic and angrily glares at Orton, while The Legend Killer nods a bit, in complete agreement with Edge’s final statement.

Matt Striker: Ladies and gentlemen, your SummerSlam main event, Edge versus Randy Orton!!

~ The crowd cheers as ‘Whine Up’ by Kat Deluna, the SummerSlam theme song, plays over the loudspeaker. Edge and Orton don’t remove their eyes from one another, engaged in an intense stare down as we fade out.

{Commercials}


5 - Main Event; Six Man Tag Team Match
Kurt Angle, Rob Van Dam & Carlito
vs. Shawn Michaels, MVP & Luther Reigns

Considering that you’ve got two of the best workers of all-time in the match up in Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle, along with a couple of other solid workers, the great quality of this match comes as no surprise. HBK doesn’t spend much time in the ring during the early going, allowing Porter and Reigns to do most of the work, against a well-oiled ‘face’ tandem, with Angle willing to work as a unit in order to pick up some momentum for next week’s battle with Michaels.

The match heads into the finish when the hot tags are made to both ROB VAN DAM AND SHAWN MICHAELS!!

The crowd roars as the two superstars enter the ring, eyes on fire. HBK throws a clothesline, but Van Dam ducks it, only to throw a right kick, which Michaels ducks. RVD goes low with a back sweep, but HBK leaps over the top of it, and applies a side headlock. Van Dam shoves him off, then ducks down, as Michaels comes back and leaps over him. HBK hits the ropes once more, comes back, and Van Dam leaps over the top of him. Michaels hits the ropes again, but this time, before RVD can even react, Michaels FLIES forward, drilling RVD with his patented flying forearm!! The crowd buzzes with both stars down, but soon explodes as Michaels NIPS UP to his feet, showing a fire we haven’t seen in a long time.

Van Dam staggers up, and Michaels lifts him up, before planting him with a reverse atomic drop. HBK follows that up with a couple of clotheslines, and then a scoop slam, before he begins his ascent to the top turnbuckle. Michaels steadies himself on top, and then leaps off with the FLYING ELBOW DROP … but Van Dam moves out of the way, and HBK CRASHES AND BURNS!!

Soon enough, both stars stumble up to their feet, and Van Dam strikes first, taking Michaels down with a spinning back kick. HBK gets back up, and RVD shoots him into the corner. Van Dam follows that up with a couple of shoulder thrusts, a backflip, and then a monkey flip!! RVD raises his hand up and tags in Kurt Angle to a nice pop. Angle steps in, and waits on Michaels to raise up to his feet, which he soon does. Kurt then grabs him, and goes for the ANGLE SLAM - but Michaels counters, landing on his feet behind Angle!

HBK then turns around … AND SPITS IN VAN DAM’S FACE!!!

The crowd responds with a gasp of shock. Pissed off, RVD tries to enter the ring, but the referee stops him. HBK waves Porter and Reigns in, and the two superstars help Michaels assault the Olympic Gold Medalist, taking Angle to the ground! RVD gets the hint and steps back onto the apron, and as soon as he does that, Michaels sends Reigns and MVP after Carlito and RVD, and the two heels knock them off of the apron, and then exit the ring, staying on the attack.

Michaels lets out a smirk, with his veteran know-how giving his team a decided advantage at the moment. On the outside of the ring, Carlito and RVD brawl with the two heels, before Van Dam takes Reigns and tosses him into the steel steps!! RVD then turns his unusually intense and angry eyes to the inside of the ring, where HBK begins to pound his foot against the canvas, looking for Sweet Chin Music. Outside, Van Dam walks around ringside, and fiercely snatches up a STEEL CHAIR, before he wipes off the rest of Michaels’ saliva off of his face.

Back inside, Angle begins to get back up to his feet … and MICHAELS GOES FOR THE SUPERKICK … but Angle ducks it, and wraps his arms around the waist of Michaels, looking for a possible German Suplex. HBK fights back, delivering a couple of hard back elbows to Angle’s face, breaking his grip … as RVD slides into the ring with the STEEL CHAIR!!

Van Dam tosses the chair at Michaels - but HBK catches it!!! RVD spins around, AND GOES FOR THE VAN DAMINATOR - but Michaels drops down … STILL HOLDING THE CHAIR UP, HOWEVER, AND RVD DRILLS ANGLE IN THE FACE!!!!

The huge mistake from RVD costs Angle his consciousness, but Mr. Monday Night doesn’t get to reflect on the error because - SWEET CHIN MUSIC!!!! Michaels lays Van Dam clean out with the super kick, before he covers Angle. 1... 2... 3!!!!

Winners - Michaels, MVP, and Reigns via pin fall at 12:44.

As his theme music plays, HBK quickly rolls out of the ring, and suavely struts back up the entrance ramp, after an incredible all-around performance, quite frankly, showing off his supreme knowledge, reflexes and skill in the past thirteen minutes.

Jim Ross: Shawn Michaels has picked up the win here tonight, pinning The Wrestling Machine, and showing Mr. Monday Night that he may very well still be the star to beat here in the WWE.

Jerry Lawler: “May!?” Shawn Michaels was fast, he was quick, he was smart, he was … the anti-RVD here tonight, and he picked up the win. HBK is just better than RVD, and Kurt Angle, too.

Jim Ross: I don’t know about all of that, but next week is where it really counts! Don’t miss it! ‘One More Time. One More Classic. Guaranteed.’ They tore it up at WrestleMania 21, and several times since, but don’t miss next week’s Raw when these two icons will collide with a shot at the Summer Games Gauntlet on the line! ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels versus the Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle!! My God, what a match up that is gonna be!! Good night, everybody!!

Raw goes off the air with Michaels doing a bit of a dance at the top of the ramp, while inside the ring, Van Dam and Kurt Angle angrily glare at The Showstopper.

End of Show

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Current Card for SummerSlam
August 26th, 2007
East Rutherford, New Jersey



World Heavyweight Championship Match:
World Hvwt. Champion Mr. Kennedy vs. 'The Great One' The Rock



WWE Championship; TLC Match:
‘The Rated R Superstar’ Edge
vs. 'The Legend Killer' Randy Orton

Summer Games Gauntlet
Ken Doane vs. Umaga vs. John Morrison vs.
Carlito OR Luther Reigns vs. RVD OR MVP vs. Shawn Michaels OR Kurt Angle

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Very interesting way to start the show, imo. With Orton-Edge being the thing built most last week, I thought we’d see them in a promo to start the night but it is good to hear they will be on the show later on. Coach coming to the ring means that we will probably get an announcement having to do with SummerSlam. Six-Man Summer Games Gauntlet? I know that others have used the “Summer Games” match but this is a cool twist on it. The qualifying matches sound pretty awesome and should be used to give people like Morrison and Doane something to do heading into SS. Awesome main event for next week … HBK vs. Angle never disappoints. Main event for tonight sound good also and anytime we get RVD and HBK in the same ring in this thread, I get pumped. Good opening and can’t wait to see who wins the three qualifying matches … JBL, Morrison, and ‘Mags, imo.

Great to see HBK on the mic after the way he was eliminated by RVD last week. Michaels is not in the best mood but his arrogance is still the same as it always is … awesome. I like how he blamed everything on Van Dam and now he is calling RVD out … TONIGHT. Should be an awesome confrontation but if I were HBK, I’d be more focused on Angle next week. Either way, great promo from the ShowStopper. Which cheek did HBK pinch on Maria, btw? The one on her face … or the other one?

Good idea to have Masters/Mercury face AMW for the right to face RWC “down the line” … ends their feud and gives AMW the rematch with Cade & Murdoch. Good to see AMW pick up the win … even though it was never really in doubt. Death Sentence is an awesome finisher and now we get to see RWC vs. AMW one more time … Texas Street Fight at SS plz.

I love how we are pretty much guaranteed a JBL interview each time you post a Raw show … they are always good. JBL running down Ken is good because he has been overhyped a little too much just because of his age. Bradshaw is the best heel on Raw, atm … I hope that he beats Doane and heads to Summer Games … he doesn’t really have a one-on-one feud going on right now.

Match went pretty much how I expected it to … until the finish~! JBL gets pinned by a little jackknife cover, keeping him looking strong, but he isn’t going to Summer Games!! Doane has his biggest win to date and he is a sleeper in the six-man match at SS. I wonder what is next for the Wrestling God, he has not had the best two weeks.

AAE~! Great little promo from the best manager in wrestling. He makes fun of JBL … the man knows how to get some cheers, tbh. Not really much to say about Sabu … ‘Maga owns and Sabu doesn’t. Really can’t see ‘Mags losing tonight … is he still undefeated in this thread?

HBK Promo time. Glad that he was getting a chant … the man will never have the crowd 100% against him. LMAO at Michaels doing the RVD thumb taunt … man also knows how to get heat. Michaels is going to call out Van Dam so he can … apologize?? Makes sense, with Michaels being the heel, and I don’t see Van Dam not showing up. And here comes RVD~! Van Dam wastes little time airing his griefances and it was obvious from the beginning that he wasn’t saying he was sorry. This was one of the best RVD promos that I have ever read and I love how he said that he is the man taking HBK’s spot … that is bound to make the feud even MORE personal, imo. Van Dam hit the nail on the head but Michaels fired back by saying that he has always been the best … great to see that got some big cheers. Main event should be great tonight and I think it is pretty obvious that HBK-RVD III is going down at SummerSlam.

Like I said before, and you said during the recap, the winner of Sabu-Umaga was never in question. Umaga is the most dominant monster in this thread and I love how you have pushed him during the one year-plus this thread has been going. Samoan Spike for the pinfall sounds about right and now with Doane and ‘Mags in the Gauntlet, I can’t wait to see who else is going to SummerSlam. Umaga has to be the front runner in this match … he needs a title shot eventually, tbf.

Nice way to keep the Vicky-Mickie feud interesting with Mickie milking the knee injury until Victoria gets the title shot … SummerSlam plz. Victoria & Gail vs. Trish & Beth makes sense for next week but I can understand V’s frustration at Mickie not competing. I guess the whole storyline with Coach and Striker is continuing … it’s been decent. Striker is the moderator for Edge-Orton tonight? Nice way to get him on the card, I guess.

I don’t think that Haas should have been so reserved in the opening minutes of his match with Morrison. His character is getting kinda strange and I am just wondering where it is all going, tbh. Haas is able to come back for a short period, but there was no doubt Morrison was winning and it was good to see him hit the Moonlight Drive to get the pinfall. Half of the field is set for the Gauntlet, should be an awesome match that continues good storylines.

I am really intriguied to see where JBL goes after losing earlier. He is clearly pissed off but I also can’t see a title like the I.C. Championship not being defended at SS. Summer Slamboree, eh? Last time he had a big celebration, Carlito interrupted it and the feud continued. JBL isn’t feuding with anyone right now but I also don’t see you just letting him have a celebration. Something big is going down next week … I can feel it. Love the way he treats Angelina, btw.

Edge and Orton having a face-off is a nice change of pace from the usual promos that they have. This time, they are able to say whatever they want and each man gets time to talk. Nice little back and forth to start, showing just how much they hate each other. Edge’s match is TLC … and I still can’t see Orton winning … but you may just pull it off. Orton is the first to really get going, with him ripping into Edge and telling everyone why HE is the best in the business. I love when superstars run down their accomplishments and Orton’s are quite amazing. Orton is so confident but he is also in control, because he can win any time he steps into the ring. Edge doesn’t say much but he knows that the time for talking is over, and the match is going to be crazy. Great promo between these two … I hope we see them in some tag matches over the next few weeks.

Main event time and this should be a good one. Great to see that the finish came with RVD and HBK in the ring together … they need to face off more often. Great sequence between the two, with HBK getting the advantage and then missing the elbow drop. Angle gets the tag and he goes after Michaels, but Michaels gets out of the Angle Slam … and spits in RVD’s face! This makes the tension between the two increase ten-fold and I love how HBK used MVP and Reigns to beat down Angle. RVD and ‘Lito take out the heels but in the end … RVD costs Angle! SCM to Van Dam! Angle gets pinned by HBK and now Shawn has all the momentum heading into next week. Michaels had a great night but I don’t see him winning next week. All signs point to MVP, Carlito, and Angle getting into the Gauntlet, while Michaels and RVD have their third match at SS. Awesome main event to end the show, btw.

Great to see this thread get moving again Mac. The Summer Games match was an awesome addition to what should be a loaded card. Angle and Michaels next week should OWN and I am also interested to see what happens next between Orton and Edge. Awesome that Raw and SD! will be in full heading into ‘Slam. Will be an awesome ride! 9.5/10 for this show, imo.
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Summer Games is a good name and can be used much better if it was more than only a singles match imo. Could be btter used in 08 considering the olympics and everything but gauntlet match seems okay. I don't know how many matches there will be on the 'Slam card but this will give a lot of undercarders a chance to headline

HBK is okay like this. Could be used so much better though

I don't see nor do I want to see both tag titles defended at 'Slam. I see SD getting their title match although RAW has more time to work with

JBL is looking like a chump. Ken Doane getting a huge victory. I personally don't think he's worth it. I don't see JBL getting a huge feud heading into 'Slam but he could always defend the title he already has

I'm torn between HBK|RVD or Angle|Umaga taking place at 'Slam. I want to see Angle|Umaga more but HBK|RVD needs to end. Umaga ain't losing yet. The day Umaga loses, he loses his mystique unless it's done that well. 'Maga qualifying for Summer Gauntlet means that he most likely will win it and go on to face Edge at Unforgiven, where his winning streak will most likely end. I think he should win the strap tbh, better for business (the imaginary business)

Morrison aint' winning at 'Slam. Too early imo. He needs more time and should be groomed. Introduce the MIZ plz

Summer Slamboree will be where his next feud is setup. You are not going to have a celebration without someone interrupting or something happening, atleast I don't think so. Angelina is awesome. JBL should turn into a bit more business minded character, better for him imo

I can't see Edge losing the title only two months into his reign. Edge|Orton has been going for a long time, even though a singles match has been avoided for a long while. The anticipation and the hype is great. The match should deliver too

I was expecting more of a bang to end the show. The face off should've gone on last imo. The match wasn't all that significant nore was it special but I can see you wanting a wrestling match to end the show

Two great main events for 'Slam and the gauntlet to play third or forth fiddle. I expect a lot more big time matches to be added to the card. Cena and Tista need to be on there and Triple H as well I think. Good RAW, SmackDown should be better
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Friday Night SmackDown! - July 27th, 2007; Fresno, California

“Congratulations … you’ve got my undivided attention.”



Delicate Dave


A video package plays, highlighting all which took place at last Sunday night’s Great American PPV - William Regal defeating CM Punk with the brass knucks, ending his undefeated streak; Jamie Noble retaining the CW Title against Kid Kash and Chris Sabin; Finlay finally ending his war with Mark Henry, defeating The Silverback in a Steel Cage Match; Bobby Lashley relinquishing the U.S. Title, with Matt Hardy defeating Jeff Hardy and Christopher Daniels to win it minutes later; Rey Mysterio defeating Chavo Guerrero in a classic twenty minute match, putting their feud behind them; The Carolina Connection FINALLY capturing the WWE Tag Team Titles by defeating The Hooligans in a MOTYC; and in the main event, The Rock becomes the number one contender for the World Title, pinning Batista in a tag team match, that also featured KK as Rock’s partner and Cena as Batista’s. After the match, however, ‘The Game’ Triple H came from the crowd and Pedigreed World Champion Mr. Kennedy.

After the usual opening video and pyro, we’re brought to the announce position with our commentators, Joey Styles, Tazz and Michael Cole. The three men run down the card, consisting of Mr. Kennedy vs. Ric Flair in a non-title match, an in-ring interview with the new WWE Tag Team Champions, The Carolina Connection, CM Punk vs. Santino Marella, Chavo Guerrero vs. Elijah Burke, CW Champion Jamie Noble & Simon Dean vs. Chris Sabin & Kid Kash, and Finlay vs. Christopher Daniels vs. Jeff Hardy to crown a U.S. Title contender to face new champion, Matt Hardy, at SummerSlam.

***TURN UP THE TROUBLE***

The crowd erupts as the World Heavyweight Champion Mr. Kennedy steps out onto the stage, dressed to compete with a “Talk Loud, Hit Harder” cutoff t-shirt on as well. With the World Title draped over his right shoulder, Kennedy looks none too happy, chomping on his gum, as he continues on down the ramp, and steps into the ring. His custom microphone begins to lower from the ceiling, but KK waves it off. He then calls for a mic from ringside, and is soon handed one by Tony Chimel. Kennedy’s music begins to die down as the champion paces around the ring amongst cheers from the audience. Finally, Kennedy brings the mic up to his mouth.

Mr. Kennedy: After last Sunday’s Great American Bash, we all know now that at SummerSlam, I will defend my World Heavyweight Championship against a man who I’ve wanted to face for a long time … a man who you people have wanted me to face for a long time … and a man that I would’ve chosen to face if I had picked up the deciding pin fall … and a man … that I respect. That man’s name … is The Rock.

~ Thunderous explosion for The Rock, as Kennedy’s irritated expression doesn’t change in the least.

Mr. Kennedy: And you’d think … you’d think that I’d be a little more excited about facing The Rock in just a few weeks … but at the moment … my mind isn’t focused on The Rock … Hell, it isn’t even focused on my World Heavyweight Championship … Because the Great American Bash didn’t end with a handshake between Rock and myself. Didn’t end with one of those main-event stare downs. It ended … with me face down on the canvas … after being Pedigreed … by Triple H.

~ Big-time heat for The Game, as Kennedy rubs his chin.

Mr. Kennedy: I don’t know if this big-nosed prick thinks that he’s gonna send Stephanie a message by Pedigreeing her World Champion, but-

~ KK turns towards the hard camera.

Mr. Kennedy: Hunter, let me ‘splain something to ya right now. I am not the guy you want to piss off. People don’t use me to send messages … I send the freakin’ messages! And the most important message is the one that you need to listen to right now. The next time I see you, I will make it my business to kick your overrated … overhyped … overexposed … Ric Flair - SLASH - Harley Race-wannabe ass up and down this arena.

~ Thunderous pop, as KK continues to glare into the camera.

Mr. Kennedy: Now … if you don’t believe me, you-

***IF YA SMELL***

The audience explodes into a phenomenal ovation, as The Rock enters the arena, adorned in his shades, a black ‘Just Bring It’ shirt, and pair of sweats. Rocky takes a second on the stage to stare around at the applauding fans, as KK looks at Rock with skepticism, chewing his gum. Rocky continues on down to the ring, and climbs the steps, before scaling one of the turnbuckles, and raises his arm up to another monster ovation. Rock then climbs down and calls for a microphone. He gets tossed one, as his music begins to die down.

The Rock: FINALLY, THE ROCK HAS COME BACK TO FRESCO, CALIFOR-NI-A!!!

~ Thunderous cheap pop for The Great One.

The Rock: Oh, but that’s not all The Rock has come back to. Apparently, The Rock has come back to a very … disrespectful Mr. Kennedy.

~ KK raises an eyebrow.

The Rock: Don’t look at The Rock like that. It must be disrespect, it has to be. Because The Rock was listening to you out here, and you’re talking about that big-nosed jabroni Triple H, and talking about payback, and all this other crap. And that means … your attention is not 100% focused … on The Rock.

~ Rock takes his shades off, and hooks them on the front of his shirt.

The Rock: And not only is that disrespectful. Mr. Kennedy … it’s plain ol’ stupid.

~ OH!; Kennedy mouths “Oh really”, before adjusting the World Heavyweight Title on his shoulder.

The Rock: You don’t think The Rock could be focused on other things? Make no mistake about it, The Rock isn’t done with Marky Mark, John Cena. That S.O.B. took The Rock out, beat The Rock down, bloodied The Rock, did it ALL to The Great One, and if you think The Rock is happy with hitting him with a couple o’ Rock Bottoms, and having him run away, then you’re sadly mistaken.

~ Rock fights a scowl when he talks about Cena, but eventually recovers.

The Rock:
But that’s put on hold, and you had better smarten the hell up, and put this thing with Triple H on hold, or else The Rock will proceed to give you what you need, and that’s quite simply, to layeth the smacketh down all over that candy ass!!

~ Mixed reaction from the crowd, leaning towards cheers for The Great One, as Kennedy listens intently.

The Rock: Don’t get it twisted, The Rock likes you and all that, but that won’t mean a damn thing when SummerSlam rolls around on August 26th. Because when that night comes, the lights on bright, twenty thousand people goin wild, twenty thousand people chanting The Rock’s name-

~ “ROC-KY! ROC-KY! ROC-KY! ROC-KY!”

The Rock: When that night rolls around, nothing else matters except the World Heavyweight Championship.

~ KK nods a bit.

The Rock: Five years ago. Five long years ago, that’s when The Rock was last considered the best wrestler in the sport, the last time The Rock was a world champion in this business. And-

Mr. Kennedy: Ah, ah, ah, ah … ah … ah … AH!

~ Rock looks shocked that he’s been cut off, while Kennedy somewhat arrogantly taps his chin with his index finger.

Mr. Kennedy: I hate to cut you off, but that last time you’re talking about was uh … SummerSlam 2002, right? Yeah, that sounds like roughly five years ago. And that was when you lost the Undisputed Championship to a young … cocky … blonde-haired superstar, right?

~ Rock lets out a slight smile.

Mr. Kennedy: Well, Rocky … I’ve got good news, and I’ve got bad news. Let me start off by asking, what do you think the good news is?

The Rock: The Ro-

Mr. Kennedy: IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK!!

~ The crowd explodes with another mixed reaction, completely split 50/50 for KK stealing The Rock’s catchphrase. Kennedy smirks, as Rock looks like Kennedy just slapped him in the face.

Mr. Kennedy: The good news is, the Vanilla Gorilla’s not walking through that curtain. The bad news is, the result will be almost exactly the same.

~ Another mixed reaction.

Mr. Kennedy: Now, while I’m incredibly excited that you like me … I already have a girlfriend, whi-

~ The crowd laughs a bit as The Rock rolls his eyes.

Mr. Kennedy: Which means there’s very little you could offer me to stop me from leaving with this World Heavyweight Title still around this incredibly thin and gorgeous waist of mine.

~ Mixed reaction. Rock nods, before bringing the mic up.

The Rock: The Rock’s got some bad news of his own. The Rock’s not offering … anything. The Rock is walking into the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey, more focused, more determined than ever.

~ Kennedy rolls his eyes with a smirk.

Mr. Kennedy: Didn’t we hear this from you a few months ago?

The Rock: Yeah, but at SummerSlam, it’ll be different. They’ll be no Triple H getting in The Rock’s way. They’ll be no Ric Flair getting in The Rock’s way! You’ve got nobody backing you up! It’s one on one, mano a mano, for the biggest prize in the business! Which means that once The Rock looks across the ring at the mug of yours, there’s only one possible outcome! The Rock is gonna take his right boot, shine it up real nice, turn that sumbitch sideways and STICK IT STRAIGHT UP YOUR CANDY ASS!!!

~ Another incredible mixed reaction, as KK still wears his smirk.

The Rock: And then … and then … The Rock will just simply TAKE your World Heavyweight Championship.

~ The crowd roars once again, as the smirk on KK’s face has disappeared for the most part, taking this rather seriously now.

The Rock: If ya smell … what The Rock … is cookin’.

~ The crowd cheers as Rock moves closer to Kennedy.

The Rock: Cookin’.

~ The audience continues to cheer, while Kennedy and Rock stare each other down in the middle of the ring. Kennedy turns his head and spits his gum out, sending it flying from the ring, before he turns back to The Rock and brings the mic up.

Mr. Kennedy: Congratulations … you’ve got my undivided attention.

~ The SummerSlam theme hits, while The Rock smiles and Kennedy drops the microphone. The crowd continues to buzz as the two superstars’ eyes remain locked on one another.

Our commentators hype up our main event with Mr. Kennedy taking on Mr. Money in the Bank, ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair in a non-title match in the main event.

{Commercials}

*Backstage - Interview Area*


Josh Matthews stands by, microphone in hand.

Josh Matthews: Ladies and gentlemen, my guest at this time … the NEW United States Champion … MATT HARDY!!

~ The crowd cheers as Matt Hardy comes into screenshot, wearing a black shirt, and his typical pants, title belt over his right shoulder.

Josh Matthews: Matt, Sunday at the Great American Bash, you managed to defeat Christopher Daniels and your brother, Jeff Hardy, to capture the vacant United States Championship, the same U.S. Title that Bobby Lashley was forced to relinquish moments before due to an injury at the hands of an attack. How are you feeling after this wild turn of events?

Matt Hardy: Honestly … I’ve got mixed emotions. On one hand, I’ve worked hard - I’ve worked damn hard to get where I am today. I’ve been put through tables, I’ve been hit with chairs, I’ve climbed ladders, jumped off cages, leaped off stages, and now here I stand the United States Champion!

~ The crowd pops in the background.

Matt Hardy: So, as you can imagine, I’m feelin’ pretty happy about it. But on the other hand … on the other hand, I’m pretty disappointed that I wasn’t able to beat Bobby Lashley to capture this championship on my shoulder.

~ Hardy rubs his chin.

Matt Hardy: So from now on, I expect there to be doubts about my title reign - there should be doubts about my title reign. And there’s only one way to get rid of those doubts. And that’s to go out to that ring, each and every night, and show exactly why Matt Hardy SHOULD be the United States Heavyweight Champion!

~ The crowd pops as Hardy slaps his title belt, and heads off camera. Styles, Tazz and Cole hype the number one contender’s triple threat match later tonight.

*Back to ringside*


1 - CM Punk vs. Santino Marella

Santino gets his first ring work on SmackDown, and he doesn’t get an easy one, taking on a fiery CM Punk, who’s fresh off of his first ever loss in the WWE at the hands of William Regal and a pair of brass knuckles. The charismatic Marella manages to get in some nice offensive maneuvers, but Punk is in the zone, furious and focused, and begins to dominate once he gets the match under control. The finish comes when Punk lays Santino out with the GO TO SLEEP, and covers him. 1... 2... NO!

WILLIAM REGAL BREAKS IT UP!! The referee calls for the bell.

Winner - Punk via disqualification at 5:29.

The bell may have sounded, but Regal is still all over Punk, quickly mounting the back of Punk, and begins to hammer away on his back, and the back of his head with lefts and rights!! The crowd boos furiously as the Englishman assaults the Straightedge Superstar with malicious intent. He lifts Punk up to his feet and drills him with a hard European uppercut, sending him into the corner with authority! He follows that up with a STIFF head butt, which not only sends Punk crumbling down against the bottom turnbuckle, but
BUSTS HIM OPEN the hard way!

Regal still doesn’t stop the brutality, rearing back and delivering a HARD KNEE RIGHT TO THE FACE OF PUNK … THEN ANOTHER … AND THEN ONE MORE!! With the back of his head against the turnbuckle, Punk can do nothing as the blood oozes from the newly created hole near the middle of his hairline. The crowd furiously boos the vicious Englishman, who now manages to have some of Punk’s blood on his gray suit. Regal STILL isn’t done, however, and grabs Punk by the leg, pulls him out of the corner, and into the middle of the ring, before LOCKING IN THE REGAL STRETCH!!!

A couple of refs run down to the ring, and attempt to pry the tenacious and vicious Englishman off of the young superstar … and finally, Regal lets go on his own, getting up, and looking at both Punk and the crowd with a disgusted scowl. The former United States Champion then smugly adjusts his tie, and leaves the ring, and the completely destroyed & bloody mess lying in the middle of it.

{Commercials}


Back from the break, footage plays of what went down during the break, with a couple of referees helping the bloodied and battered CM Punk back up the entrance ramp.

*Backstage - Batista/Flair Locker Room*


Dressed in an awesome orange robe, ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair places his MITB briefcase down on the ground. Flair jogs a bit in place, before … ‘The Animal’ Batista gets right into his face! Batista wears one of his usually spiffy suits, face quivering, and the fury of his face shows vividly, even through his shades. Flair doesn’t look nervous, however, more sorrowful for the miscue which took place at the GAB.

After several intense moments…

…Big Dave lets out a smile, and slaps Flair on the shoulder.

Batista: You good?

~ Flair looks confused by Batista’s change of mood. So much so, he doesn’t even answer Dave right away.

Batista: (Laughing a bit) Earth to Naitch, come in.

~ Naitch snaps out of it.

Ric Flair: … yeah. Dave, about Sunday-

Batista: Look, Ric…

~ Batista takes his shades off.

Batista: I know it was a mistake. You were just looking out for me, and it didn’t work out this time. No biggie … they’ll be other times, other matches for the World Championship.

~ Flair nods, though still unconvinced.

Ric Flair: You sure you’re all right?

Batista: (Laughs) Ric, yeah, I’m fine. You make me sound like I’m this crazed nut when it comes to the World Title.

~ Flair jokingly wipes his forehead in relief.

Ric Flair: Alright. Your boy is supposed to be showing up here later, right?

Batista: Yeah … but tonight’s not about whether I’m good or not; tonight’s your night. You’re gonna show that punk, Mr. Kennedy, that The Nature Boy is like a fine wine, better with age, better than ever, and still the man!

~ Flair finally lets out a grin.

Ric Flair: WOOOO!!

Batista: What?

Ric Flair: WOOOOOOOO!!!

Batista: One more time, Naitch.

Ric Flair: WWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THE NAITCHA’ BOY!!!! WWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

~ Naitch dances around a bit, as Big Dave watches with a smile. Flair and Batista slap hands, and Flair turns around to head out of the locker room.

Batista: Wait, Ric.

~ Flair turns around … as Batista slowly bends down to grab the MITB briefcase. The Animal stares at the briefcase fixated, and speaks as if he’s in a trance, not even looking at Flair.

Batista: Forgot your briefcase.

Ric Flair: Thank ya.

~ Flair grabs the briefcase, and looks to turn around and leave, but Batista doesn’t loosen his grip, causing Naitch to stay put. The Nature Boy looks at Big Dave quizzically, but Batista doesn’t share the glance, still focused on the MITB.

Ric Flair: Hey, Earth to Dave.

~ Batista finally looks up.

Batista: Yeah?

Ric Flair: Briefcase?

Batista: (Shaking his head) Oh.

~ Batista lets go, and Flair looks to head out once more … only to turn back around.

Ric Flair: You sure you’re all right?

~ Batista nods, and Flair turns to leave the locker room. The Animal then rubs his chin, in thought, before he puts his shades back on as we cut away.

*Back to ringside*


2 - Tag Team Match
Chris Sabin|Kid Kash
vs. Cruiserweight Champ Jamie Noble|Simon Dean

The three most visible members of the current Cruiserweight Division (and Simon Dean) give you exactly what you’d expect out of a tag match involving the lot of them, a solid, fast-paced contest. Surprisingly, a potential tension angle between Kid Kash and Chris Sabin isn’t played up, and instead, the Notorious K.I.D. plays it straight throughout, taking on Dean and Noble head on. The finish comes when Sabin and Dean, the legal men, end up in the ring by their lonesome, when Kash takes out the Cruiserweight Champion with a PLANCHA!! Of course, poor Simon takes the fall, after being planted with a Cradle Shock!!

Winner - Kid Kash & Chris Sabin via pin fall at 6:06.

As Sabin pumps his fist on the inside of the ring, Kash hammers away on Noble on the outside of the ring, still pretty upset about Noble stealing his victory at the GAB. Finally, Jamie manages to escape, fleeing around ringside, and towards the entrance ramp. Kash picks up the redneck’s title belt, and flings it over the ring, and onto the entrance ramp, before shouting a couple of words at the fleeing champion.

{Commercials}

*Backstage - Hallway*


The vicious Englishman, William Regal, angrily storms down the corridor, as Kristal Marshall attempts to catch up with him.

Kristal Marshall: Mr. Regal! Mr. Regal! Can I have a word?

~ Regal angrily turns around.

William Regal: What in the bloody hell do you want!?

Kristal Marshall: Can you explain your actions on CM Punk earlier tonight?

William Regal: Explain myself? Explain myself? Let me tell you something, princess, I explain myself to no one.

~ Regal wipes his mouth, and coincidentally, it’s the same hand that still has a bit of CM Punk’s blood on it.

William Regal: But I will say this, I am bloody sick and tired of the way this brand is being run! Namely, right into the ground! Last night, at the Great American Bash, I ended CM Punk’s undefeated streak in this company, as clean as a whistle.

~ Kristal raises an eyebrow, but Regal continues.

William Regal: But yet, that miserable wench that we have for a general manager puts CM Punk in a match here tonight, instead of the greatest technical wrestler we have walking down these halls … me! So I took it upon myself to send him, and Stephanie McMahon, and anyone else listening a message. You don’t-

~ Regal and Kristal turn to their left … to see Booker T, Monty Brown, Elijah Burke and Sharmell walk up to them. Regal immediately brings his fists up.

William Regal: You want some of this too, sunshine?

Booker T: Take it easy, Regal. If we wanted ta’ whoop yo’ ass, ya’ woulda’ had yo’ ass whooped already. I’m here on business.

~ Regal looks at Booker skeptically, fists still balled up.

Booker T: Y’see, me and you seem ta’ be on da’ same page when it come ta’ this Stephanie McMahon sitcha’ation … ‘n’ we ain’t da’ only ones.

~ Regal continues to look at Booker quizzically … before finally bringing his hands down…

*Back to ringside*


***MY TIME IS NOW***

A thunderous mixed reaction echoes around the arena as ‘The Boss’ John Cena steps out onto the stage, dawned in a pair of green camouflage pants, his black cap, shirtless, scowl on his face. Cena takes a long look around the arena, before he marches down toward the ring with a purpose. The Doctor of Thuganomics slides on into the ring, and quickly growls for a microphone. He’s handed one by Chimel, as his music begins to die down. The Boss brings the mic up.

John Cena: So I guess you all must be pretty happy, huh?

~ Crowd pops, more so due to the annoyed look on Cena’s face than for a legitimate reason.

John Cena: Five days after the Great American Bash, four weeks before SummerSlam, and The Boss … is not the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship.

~ Mixed reaction, leaning towards cheers.

John Cena: Of course you idiots are happy. Puppets.

~ Boos from the crowd, while Cena paces back and forth in the ring a bit.

John Cena: But let me see if I’ve got this down. The Rock shows up after not showing his face for years. Once he gets here, he doesn’t do squat for months, gets a lucky win against Triple H at WrestleMania, which I already did in far more convincing fashion, gets his ass BEAT DOWN at Backlash, at the hands of yours truly by the way, and now … he’s the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Title?

~ Cena holds his hands out, almost as if he’s waiting for an explanation. Considering he’s the only one with a mic, he doesn’t get one. ~____~

John Cena: John Cena gets left in the dark? After all of the merch’ I’ve moved for this company, after my name single-handedly sold out this arena tonight, and EVERY arena we’ve been in for the last two years, after the arena I just stacked to the gills last Sunday freakin’ NIGHT, The Boss can’t get a one-on-one shot at the World Heavyweight Championship!?

~ Cena’s face has gotten significantly redder than it was when he first started speaking, riled up.

John Cena: I’ve beaten Triple H. I’ve beaten, bloodied and destroyed The Rock. I’ve beaten, bloodied and destroyed The Undertaker. I’ve beaten, bloodied and destroyed Mr. Kennedy. Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, JBL, Booker T, Edge and anybody else you can think of, have all fallen at the feet of the Doctor of Thuganomics, and every dime I’ve made this company has risen to the top, but yet … I still don’t see a damn one-on-one SHOT!?

~ The face of The Doctor of Thuganomics now trembles with rage. Cena attempts to take a breath and compose himself as he continues to pace in the ring. The Boss reaches up and turns his hat around backward.

John Cena: After all of the crap that I put up with from (points around arena) all you people for years…

~ Smart-ass pop from the crowd.

John Cena: With the crap that I put up with from these idiot critics, insiders, management, and anybody with a hole in the middle of their face, John Cena still gets treated like second-rate crap? John Cena still gets treated like a bitch by Vince and Stephanie?

~ Cena shakes his head with a smile.

John Cena: Well, guess what? I tried to be Mr. Nice Guy, and bust my ass for this place. Unlike Triple H, I showed up here to work every single day, and destroyed everything in my path. Still … nothing. Unlike The Undertaker, I show up to all the house shows, all of these awful autograph signings, all of these shitty events … and STILL … nothing.

~ The smarks respond for the cheap shots, as Cena simply shakes his head.

John Cena: But I’m beginning to see what’s happened. John Cena … The Boss … has been pimped.

~ A few in the crowd laugh; Cena doesn’t.

John Cena: Yeah, I’ve been pimped by the McMahons. I come out to this ring, make their wallets fatter, make that money, but at the end of the day, I’m left with nothin’! Those pricks slap my face on posters, lunchboxes, programs, magazines, anything they can get their ‘Mick’ hands on, but yet I don’t have that twenty pounds of gold on my shoulder.

~ Cena doesn’t get to go on for too much longer as a loud “CENA SUCKS” chant rings out around the arena. The Boss looks around, shaking his head in disgust.

John Cena: See? This is exactly what I’m talking about.

~ A few try to start a ‘Cena’ chant … but it’s too late; Cena’s pissed.

John Cena: As far as I’m concerned, you people can kiss my pasty, white ass.

~ OH; The Cena contingent pops huge, and the rest boo.

John Cena: If The Rock gets respect after taking his ball and going home for four years … then that’s what I’ll do.

~ Stunned, the crowd remain silent. Cena takes his hat and turns it back to its proper position, before bringing the mic back up.

John Cena: See you in twenty-eleven.

~ Cena flips the mic down to the canvas, and the fans aren’t quite sure how to react to the megastar. The Boss’ music hits once more, and he slides out of the ring, before heading back up the entrance ramp…

Michael Cole: 2011? He can’t be serious…

Tazz: He feels disrespected … I guess.

Joey Styles: John Cena knew the stipulation going into the match. Rock won, Cena didn’t, Rock gets the World Title shot, end of story. I don’t see how The Boss has a leg to stand on…

{Commercials}

*Backstage - GM’s Office*

Stephanie McMahon, dressed in a suit, sitting at her desk, has her cell phone in front of her, apparently on speaker.

Stephanie McMahon: John … what the hell are you doing to me?

John Cena: You heard what I said.

Stephanie McMahon: Listen to me-

~ Click. Cena hangs up.

Stephanie McMahon: John? John!? CENA!?

~ Steph angrily picks up the phone, and looks ready to toss it against a nearby wall in frustration, but soon calms down. Steph then gets up grabs a couple of papers off of her desk and jogs towards the door, probably attempting to catch up with Cena. Once McMahon opens it … a rather attractive and voluptuous blonde waits at the door. She’s dressed in a suit … sort of. The skirt of hers comes up to the upper thigh, while the shirt is as low-cut as it can get. Steph looks at her rather confused for what seems like an eternity … still, the blonde says nothing.

Stephanie McMahon: Would you like for me to guess what you’re thinking?

Blonde woman: Oh … (laughs nervously)I am nervous. I am here for … interview assistant.

~ Steph wipes her brow.

Stephanie McMahon: You’re Maryse?

Maryse: Yes!

~ Steph shakes her head, rolls up her right sleeve and looks at her watch.

Stephanie McMahon: You’re about … oh, I don’t know … 12 hours late.

Maryse: But … Mr. McMahon said 9.

Stephanie McMahon: (Increasingly annoyed) A.M. Not in the middle of the program I have to run. (Sighs) Alright, I-

~ Steph’s phone rings again.

Stephanie McMahon: You want an interview? (Stephanie hands Maryse the phone) Impress me by learning to take a message. I’ll be right back. I have to catch up with my immature cash cow.

~ Steph takes off past Maryse and down the hallway, as the lovely blonde answers the phone.

*Back to ringside*


3 - Elijah Burke w/Monty Brown vs. Chavo Guerrero

Booker & Sharmell are noticeably missing from ringside, while Burke and Chavo, two more than capable superstars, put on a very solid, albeit somewhat short contest. Guerrero seems to be reinvigorated after his tremendous match with Rey Mysterio, with his head ‘back on straight’, and most of the crowd in his corner. The Express puts up a solid effort, but eventually folds once he misses his Elijah Express finishing maneuver in the corner, once Guerrero ducked out of the way, causing Burke’s knees to slam into the turnbuckles! Chavito follows that up with a simple school boy, and manages to get the three count over one-half of The New Breed.

Winner - Chavo Guerrero via pin fall at 6:35.

Chavito gets up to his feet, and has his hand raised, getting a nice reaction from the crowd. Guerrero doesn’t get to celebrate for long, as he’s soon spun around, and tossed into the ropes!!! Guerrero comes back and … … … {wait for it} … … … POOOOOOUNCE~!~!!

The Alpha Male takes Chavo down with his highly explosive finishing maneuver. Burke gets back up to his feet, and The New Breed begin to stomp away on the former Cruiserweight Champion while the crowd roundly boos the young tandem.

The audience’s reacrion soon does a complete 180° , as REY MYSTERIO sprints down to the ring!!! Rey-Rey slides in, and The New Breed immediately look for a double clothesline, but Mysterio ducks it, leaps up onto the middle rope, and leaps off, GOING FOR A MOONSAULT … BUT BROWN CATCHES HIM!!! That takes the air out of the crowd, and Monty carries him around the ring with a huge smile on his face … but REY COUNTERS that into an arm drag, sending Brown down!!

The crowd roars and Mysterio immediately gets back up to his feet, and backs up, hands up. Brown gets up to his feet, pissed, and joins Burke. Both young stars begin to close in on Rey … but …

“MONTY! ELIJAH!”

The two youngsters turn their heads towards the entrance ramp … and see Booker T waving them his way. The Alpha Male and The Express look back at Rey (and a recovering Chavo), and then back to Booker, who yells “COME ON”, and soon enough, Brown and Burke leave the ring to heat. The New Breed head back up the ramp, looking at their leader rather confusedly.

Inside the ring, Mysterio helps Chavo back up to his feet, and the two share a bit of a hug, getting a nice pop for this crowd after the battle they had last Sunday.

*Backstage - Batista/Flair Locker Room*


Batista sits in his locker room, watching his monitor, when soon…

???: You miserable prick.

~ Batista angrily looks towards the door, but his face soon lightens up with a smile, as he gets up and hugs the man at the door. The man is rather large in stature, not as big as Big Dave, but appreciably large than average. Not that it’s important, but I’m helping you with a fucking visual. ~_____~

Batista: Tony. What’s going on, man? Backstage passes and you can’t even bother to show up on time?

Tony: I got caught up, talking to some of the people back there. You can get me backstage passes, (slaps Batista on the shoulder) but you can’t get me a meeting with that hot boss of yours?

Batista: You’ve had five matches, take it easy. Sit down.

~ The two have a seat on the couch.

Tony: I’m pretty popular around these parts now. Every time you freakin’ come to Fresno, I get to show my face. I don’t think that black chick likes me.

Batista: Who?

Tony: The, uh … interviewer chick.

Batista: Oh, Kristal.

Tony: Yeah. That’s a hot piece of ass, huh.

~ Batista nods.

Tony: Yeah, so I saw that pay per view you guys had a couple of days ago. Awesome, awesome stuff. Tough break on that match though. Ric, huh?

Batista: (Waves his hand) No big deal.

~ Dave’s friend smiles and looks at him with a bit of shock.

Tony: Wow.

Batista: “Wow,” what?

Tony: You must really like Flair.

~ Confused, Batista smiles.

Batista: What do you mean?

Tony: No, I’m just saying. If some random prick had cost you two shots at the World Title, (laughs) I don’t think you’d be this calm about it.

~ Batista’s smile fades a bit.

Tony: I’ve known you for a long time now, and I’ve seen you damn near put people in the hospital for a lot less. You’re taking this one in stride though.

~ The Animal eyes show … concern, while his friend is almost oblivious to the effect that his words are having.

Tony: Guess it’s to be expected though; I mean, he is Ric Flair and all, the best of all-time. And, y’know, you’ve probably got that surrogate father thing going on because he mentored you, showed you the ropes, brought you up and all o’ that.

~ Batista looks at the ground, thinking, one would have to assume. His friend finally looks up and notices Batista’s expression.

Tony: I don’t mean no disrespect or anything like that, it just seems like … you’ve got a bit of a soft spot for him. Not that that’s a bad thing. I’ve only met him a couple of times, and I almost love the guy.

~ Batista looks up … and lets out a phony half smile, before getting up from his seat.

Batista: You want somethin’ to drink?

Tony: Sure, whateva’ ya’ got.

~ Batista nods, before he exits the locker room, closing the door behind him. The Animal looks around for a bit, seemingly gathering himself, before he heads on down the hallway. Big Dave walks for several seconds, before he reaches the makeup area. Batista stops… and stares … for … what … seems … like … an … eternity.

The place is empty at the moment, but that’s not what has caught Batista’s attention; it’s his reflection in one of the mirrors. Batista looks at himself, somewhat shocked … maybe upset at the man who stares back at him. Big Dave spends several seconds looking at the mirror, almost in a trance.

The Animal then disgustingly shakes his head, and lets out a loud roar, before SMASHING THE GLASS WITH HIS RIGHT HAND, completely destroying it!!! People near the area begin to run over to see what happened, only to see Batista staring at the shattered glass. Big Dave then turns around and angrily continues down the hallway,
blood dripping from his right hand.

{Commercials}

*Backstage - Hallway*

GM Stephanie McMahon walks down the hall, looking aggravated as she rubs the temples of her head. She stops at her office and steps in to see Maryse still on the phone.

Stephanie McMahon: Can’t tell time or take a message?

Maryse: He won’t leave message.

Stephanie McMahon: (Sigh) Who is it?

Maryse: He say, “Best wrestler in world.”

~ DANIELSON~!

Maryse: Triple H.

~ A furious scowl comes over Stephanie’s face, with the man who Pedigreed her World Champion on Sunday is on the other end of the line. Steph lets out an aggravated sigh as she walks over to the phone and takes it from Maryse.

Stephanie McMahon: Hunter?

Triple H: Ya damn right it is. Now list-

~ CLICK. Steph closes the phone, hanging up on Triple H without The Game getting out a single thought. Stephanie then walks over to her chair and has a seat, scowl still on her face as Maryse watches on.

*Back to ringside*


4 - Triple Threat Match for the #1 Contendership to U.S. Title
Jeff Hardy
vs. Christopher Daniels w/Allison Danger vs. Finlay
*United States Champion Matt Hardy on commentary*

The three wrestlers use three distinctly different styles, but manage to put on a hell of an eight minute match up. Finlay is treated as the dominant man in the contest, but with his ability severely weakened by a cage match with Henry five days ago, and more wars with Henry even before that, the contest eventually comes down to Jeff and Daniels when Finlay is unceremoniously dumped from the ring late in the contest and unable to recover.

After Jeff manages to knock Daniels down and out, he goes to the top turnbuckle … only to have Allison Danger begin approaching him. Seeing this, MATT HARDY gets up from the announce table, and GRABS Allison, holding her hands behind her back! The crowd cheers the U.S. Champion on, but Jeff isn’t as happy, hearing the ruckus, and turns around to yell at his brother for distracting him.

Inside the ring, Daniels quickly pops up to his feet, runs over and delivers a VICIOUS palm thrust to the skull of Jeff!! Daniels then quickly tosses him to the ground from the top turnbuckle! With Jeff dazed, The Fallen Angel quickly leaps onto all three turnbuckles and hits the BEST MOONSAULT EVER, picking up the pinfall!!

Winner - Christopher Daniels via pin fall at 8:17. Daniels is #1 contender for United States Championship at SummerSlam.

The crowd lets out a mixed reaction as Daniels raises his arms up with a huge smirk on his face. Shocked, Matt slowly lets go of Allison’s arms and Danger slides into the ring to congratulate the Fallen Angel. As Finlay makes his way back up the ramp in a frustrated fashion, Jeff sits up in the ring, getting himself an eyeful of Daniels celebrating. Both Hardys shake their heads as Daniels gets the shot at SummerSlam.

{Commercials}


Michael Cole waits in the middle of the ring, microphone in hand.

Michael Cole: Ladies and gentlemen, the Great American Bash saw many big developments. The Rock became the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Title, Matt Hardy became the new United States Champion, and Triple H made his presence felt, appearing in a WWE ring for the first time since WrestleMania 23. But something else big also happened … something people felt was long overdue … Shelton Benjamin and Gregory Helms … became the new WWE Tag Team Champions.

~ Big pop for the CC.

Michael Cole: Ladies and gentlemen, the NEW WWE Tag Team Champions, The Carolina Connection!

***FIRESTORM***

The crowd gives a strong ovation as The Carolina Connection, Shelton Benjamin and Gregory Helms, step out onto the stages. Both Benji and Helms wear dress shirts and dark slacks, while Helms also wears a black durag on his head. With the WWE Tag Team Title belts on their shoulders, the two stars continue on down to the ring. The CC step in, each climb a turnbuckle, and raise their championship belts up, receiving another rousing ovation. Shelton and Helms step down, and get on either side of Cole as their music dies down.

Michael Cole: Five days removed from your huge title victory, how does it feel now to be two-time WWE Tag Team Champions with one another?

~ The crowd begins to buzz once more as Cole puts the microphone into a smirking Benjamin’s face.

Shelton Benjamin: I hate to say we told you so … but we told ya so.

~ Both Helms and Shelton smirk once more, while Fresno cheers along. Helms motions for the mic, and Cole complies.

Gregory Helms: Been a long time comin’ as far as we’re concerned, but now, we can stand here an’ say, that we are, without a shadow of a doubt, the greatest tag team in the free world today.

~ Once more, the crowd cheers the top tandem in the building (and the company?), as both Benji and Helms nod a bit.

Gregory Helms: That’s no disrespect to The Hooligans … that’s no disrespect to The Redneck Wrecking Crew … that’s no disrespect to America’s Most Wanted, or The New Breed, or whomever, but the fact still remains, there isn’t a tag team that I mentioned, or didn’t mention, that can touch me and Shelton in this ring.

~ Oh snap; California cheers again, and Benjamin lets out a smile, while Helms looks stone-cold serious.

Gregory Helms: But now, instead of just saying it, we’ve got the belts to prove it.

~ Both stars lift the belts off their shoulders and into the air, getting another nice pop. Cole nods … but then shakes his head a bit.

Michael Cole: I hope this next question isn’t out of line, but don’t you think what you guys are saying is a bit … arrogant?

~ The crowd actually boos Cole’s question (OWNED), and Benjamin moves the mic away from Helms and towards himself…

Shelton Benjamin: … yeah, we’re a little cocky.

~ …Helms moves the mic back.


Gregory Helms: But we can say whatever we like, as many times as we like, as LOUD as we like … because we can back up each and every word.

Michael Cole: Well, these fans here in Fresno definitely seem to agree with you.

~ Cheap pop, and we even get a bit of a “CON-NEC-TION” chant going, but it quickly dissipates.

Michael Cole: But I think the two of you playing this off as a sure thing is giving some of our fans the wrong impression. The match you guys had last Sunday night with Paul London and Brian Kendrick went for thirty minutes, and many fans, broadcasters, and wrestlers alike have described it as the match of the YEAR!! So-

Gregory Helms: You’re missing the point, nerd. Yeah, it was a hell of a match. Yes, it was the best match in the history of this tag division - bar none - A-plus, five stars, ten out of ten, two thumbs up, whatever you wanna call it. But … The Connection, Benjamin and Helms, leaving with the titles was also … a sure thing. I don’t care if it took me and Benji ten seconds, ten minutes, thirty minutes, or we took the full hour allotted. There wasn’t a chance in hell that we were leaving that arena without the tag team gold on our shoulders.

~ Helms slaps the title on his shoulder, getting another pop, while Cole turns toward Benjamin.

Michael Cole: Now that you guys have recaptured the WWE Tag Team Titles, what’s next for The Carolina Connection?

Shelton Benjamin: We don’t care who’s next; the result will be the same. Whether it’s The Hooligans again, or Monty and Burke, or whoever. Bring over AMW … we’ll even beat them. Hell … we’ll take Cade & Murdoch’s paper belts just for fun if you’d like. It-

***LONDON CALLING***

The crowd lets out a nice ovation, as the former WWE Tag Team Champions, Paul London and Brian Kendrick, The Hooligans, step out onto the stage, each wearing a T-shirt and jeans, each with a microphone, but missing their usual jovial looks on their face … but instead, wear looks of … anger, maybe … actually, more so determination. Helms doesn’t look too impressed (Benjamin is busy grabbing a second mic), as L&K continue on their trek down to the ring, before climbing the steps, and entering the ring.

Michael Cole: Ladies and gentlemen, the former tag team champions, Paul London and Brian Kendrick, The Hooligans have joined us…

~ Crowd cheers for the former WWE Tag Team Champions, but The Connection isn’t impressed; Helms takes the mic from Cole.

Gregory Helms: Something we can help you fellas with?

Paul London: Actually, yes. The way I see it, this series between the four of us has been pretty close.

Shelton Benjamin: (Laughing) If you say so.

Brian Kendrick: I would say so.

~ Kendrick aggressively takes a step toward Benjamin, but Shelton doesn’t back up, unafraid. London puts his hand on Spanky’s chest, telling him to calm down, while Helms and Benjamin watch on, Benji bringing up the mic.

Shelton Benjamin: Take a step back there, killer. You’re in my light.

~ London continues to try to get his feisty partner to back up, and finally … he does. Shelton shakes his head with a bit of a smirk, before London brings the mic back up.

Paul London: You two have taken a couple matches, we’ve taken a couple matches, traded the titles back and forth, even had a couple of matches with controversial finishes … and the way I see it … this rivalry of ours needs a proper conclusion.

~ The audience begins to buzz, while the CC adjusts the belts on their shoulders.

Paul London: The two of you … versus the two of us … for the WWE Tag Team Championships … at SummerSlam!

~ STRONG pop for the potential rematch between the two incredibly talented duos. Helms and Benjamin look at one another, and after six or so seconds, Shelton gives Helms a bit of a nod … and Gregory brings the mic up.

Gregory Helms: You’re on!

~ HUGE pop from the audience as ‘Tandem-onium - Part Deux’ is set.

Gregory Helms: BUT

~ Ooh. Helms lets out a bit of a smirk.

Gregory Helms: Me and Shelton have never been big on straight-up reruns, and as great as our match at the Great American Bash was … this SummerSlam match - it … it needs something special.

~ Once more, the audience begins to murmur with anticipation with exactly what it might be. Helms lets out a smirk…

Gregory Helms: Give us a couple of weeks to think about it … I’m sure we’ll come up with something for ya.

~ The arrogance won’t do it, stupid questions from Cole won’t, but making the fans wait … that’ll turn a couple of fans against you, and the crowd boos a bit, as Helms and Benjamin leave the ring (with Shelton slamming shoulders with Kendrick before heading out). The Carolina Connection then head back up the entrance ramp with smiles on their face, and the new gold on their shoulders, while The Hooligans watch on from the ring.

{Commercials}


Joey Styles: Welcome back to Friday Night SmackDown, and what a SmackDown it’s been! We’ve still got the Mr. Kennedy/Ric Flair main event here tonight, but we’ve found up some huge news for SummerSlam here tonight.

Tazz: Earlier tonight, ‘The Fallen Angel’ Christopher Daniels earned a shot at the new United States Champion Matt Hardy one on one at SummerSlam for the gold. What a match up that’s gonna be, but we might’ve had it topped moments ago.

Michael Cole: I was right there when it was suggested, and during the break, Stephanie McMahon confirmed it. The rematch to one of the best tag team matches in WWE history will happen at SummerSlam; The new WWE Tag Team Champions The Carolina Connection will take on The Hooligans, and Benjamin & Helms get to choose the stipulation.

Joey Styles: No telling what we’ll get from those two-

***IF YA SMELL*** The crowd roars with an electric ovation as The Rock makes his way down the entrance ramp, dressed like he was earlier, heading towards the announce table. Rock doesn’t bother shaking hands, and instead, plops right down next to our announcing trio.

Michael Cole: So, Rock, what do we owe the pleasure?

The Rock: First off, Michael Cole, know your role, shut your mouth, and keep it shut for the rest of this match. Why the hell do you think The Rock is out here? The Rock is gonna be in one of the biggest matches of all-time at SummerSlam, and The Rock is here to scout, and provide you jabronis with commentary and electrify like only The Great One can.

5 - Main Event; Non-Title Match
World Heavyweight Champion Mr. Kennedy
vs. Ric Flair
*# 1 contender for the World Heavyweight Title, The Rock, is on commentary*

Despite being at each other’s throats for the last seven or so months, Kennedy and Flair put on quite the comedic match in the opening few minutes, exchanging catchphrases, playing to the crowd, Flair Flops, double takes, struts, the whole nine.

Four minutes into the match, the two definitely get more serious, trying their damndest to put the other away and pick up the match up, with Flair’s experience being enough to keep him going ‘round for round’ with the World Champion. This is never more apparent than when KK goes to put the match away with the Mic Check on several occasions, only to have Flair counter EACH AND EVERY time, and the final time, he manages to sweep Kennedy down and lock in the FIGURE FOUR!

Eventually, Kennedy manages to escape the maneuver, but after being in the hold for quite a while, he’s severely hobbled as he gets back up. Naitch looks to take advantage, and looks like he just might, getting Kennedy into position again for another FIGURE FOUR -- but KK counters, grabbing Naitch by the tights, and rolling him up into a SCHOOL BOY!! The ref gets into position to count the three count, and with him out of view, KK grabs the tights! 1... 2... 3!!

Winner - Mr. Kennedy via pin fall at 9:05.

The crowd roars as Kennedy gets back up to his feet, with a little limp, letting out a smile. The referee walks over, and raises his hand, as The Nature Boy gets up onto his knees, and looks at KK with shock, knowing that the champion just outmaneuvered the master of manipulation. Flair lets out a smirk as he gets back up to his feet and … then gives Kennedy some light applause, and a bit of a nod, before Flair rolls out of the ring, and heads back up the entrance ramp.

We get a quick shot of Batista backstage, right hand taped up, watching the proceedings with his typical scowl.

Back at ringside, the ref hands Kennedy his World Title, as KK seems rather impressed with Flair’s actions moments ago. The Rock takes his headset off, and gets up from the announce position before climbing into the ring. The crowd gets up to their feet, as Rock and Kennedy once again meet in the center of the ring.

Kennedy adjusts the World Title on his shoulder, as Rock adjusts his shades. Just like at the Great American Bash, however, Rocky extends his hand to the champion. The crowd applauds, just like they did last Sunday, and soon enough…

…KK ACCEPTS IT, to a huge ovation. The two stars share a stare down, and eventually Rock looks to turn around … but KENNEDY PULLS HIM BACK INTO AN INTENSE STAREDOWN!

The crowd cheers once more as Kennedy and The Great One come face to face once more, with Rocky look none too happy and the World Champion speaks…

Mr. Kennedy: Like I said before, you’ve got my undivided attention.

~ Rocky lets out a smile…

The Rock: Good.

~ KK gives Rock a sideways looks, as The Great One takes off his shades.
ROCK SLAPS KK RIGHT ACROSS THE FACE WITH AUTHORITY!!! “OH” gasps the crowd, as KK stumbles backward a bit, holding the side of his face in shock. A loud mixed reaction fills the building as KK looks at The Rock, fire in his eyes, as Rocky responds with a cold stare.

Pissed, Kennedy takes the title, throws it off his shoulder and MOVES TOWARD THE ROCK - ONLY TO HAVE ROCK KICK HIM IN THE INJURED LEG, SENDING HIM TO A KNEE!! Worn from his match with Flair, KK struggles back up, and throws a clothesline at Rock, but The Great One ducks, and grabs a hold of him, before-

- ROCKY PLANTS HIM WITH THE ROCK BOTTOM!!!

The Rock plants Kennedy flat on his back, as the crowd gives a THUNDEROUS mixed reaction, leaning towards heat for the icon. Rocky bends down and picks up the World Championship, before he walks over to the corner, and climbs it, showing off KK’s title belt! The camera pans around and we fade out with a shot of Rocky celebrating with the title belt, while KK lies unconscious on the canvas, the first SummerSlam shot fired.

End of Show

***



Current Card for SummerSlam
August 26th, 2007
East Rutherford, New Jersey




World Heavyweight Championship Match:
World Hvwt. Champion Mr. Kennedy vs. ‘The Great One’ The Rock



WWE Championship; TLC Match:
‘The Rated R Superstar’ Edge vs. ‘The Legend Killer’ Randy Orton

---

Summer Games Gauntlet; #1 Contender’s Match:
Ken Doane vs. Umaga vs. John Morrison vs.
MVP OR RVD vs. Luther Reigns OR Carlito vs. Shawn Michaels OR Kurt Angle



WWE Tag Team Championship Match; Stipulation TBA:
The Carolina Connection vs. The Hooligans




United States Championship Match:
Matt Hardy vs. ‘The Fallen Angel’ Christopher Daniels
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Segment 1-Rock/Kennedy promo; This was a damn well written promo between two incredible mic workers. You nailed both of their cockiness perfectly and I can imagine both of them actually saying all that stuff. I like how Kennedy compared their match to the Summerslam ME of Rock v. Brock, that was cool. I also like the line where Kennedy says Rocky he already has a girlfriend, that gave me a chuckle.

Sehment 2- Backstage interview w/Matt Hardy; Two promos om a row? Usually this shouldn't happen but this one was not that ling and got to the point. A effective promo from Matt here, saying that he is glad to be champion, but not necasarily glad the way that he became US champ. Typical babyface line there but that's what you expect.

Segment 3- Match One- CM Punk v. Santino Marella; A short description of the match here, but I enjoy reading these shorter recaps on matches anyway, compared to very long matchs. Punk gets the expected win here, even though it was from a DQ. Regal destroys Punk after the contest even giving him the old crimson mask. Refs run down to the ring and attempt to break it up, but how many times do they actually succed.

Segment 4- Backstage w/Batista & Flair; Another entertaining promo. You could definetly feel the tension between the two in this promo. After what went down at GAB, Flair is surprised Batista isn't going crazy. It was well written and I ecspecially liked the ending when Batista wouldn't release the MITB briefcase and the 'Earth to Dave' line.

Segment 5- Tag Team Match; Nothing really spectacular here Sabin and Kash get the victory over Dean keeping Noble looking strong.

Segment 5- Backstage interview w/ William Regal; I am lovin every single one of your promo's so far tonight. And this one is no different. Regal acts just like he should using the 'sunshine' and 'bloody hell' lines. He brags on defeating Punk then blooding him up. Booker, Brown, Burke and Sharmell join the segment and Booker convinces Regal to listen to him. Are we about to see a stable formed?

Segment 6-Cena Promo; Damn, you just keep busting these promo's out. This so far imo is the best one of the night. This is exactly how Cena should be portrayed in the current product, turning his back on the fans, saying he's the only reason for the companies success. I think I would actually like him if he did. He brings up some good points on not getting a one on one for the World Title, which I can't believe, but I actually want to see it. Then he jabs at the Rock about him leaving for four years then coming back and being given a shot. He is leaving until 2011. Now we know this won't happen. but I really ejoyed the whole thing.

The next segment we see the debut of the fine, Maryse. She's gonna play the dumd blonde role. A good way to introduce her. Following that we see the next match of the night as Elijah Burke takes on Chavo Guerrero. A solid match up with Chavo getting the roll up win. I love Monty Brown and wish he was back in WWE, cause the Pounce is an awesome move, and Brown gave one to Chavo after the match. Rey comes to the resue and he tries to defend Chavo. Then Booker comes out and tells Burke and Brown to go back with him, ending the brawl.

Seg. 9 sees another promo featuring Batista. The friend brings up the GAB and that Dave should be pissed at Flair. It got the message across that Batista has to much respect for Flair.

We then see another backstage segment between Steph and Maryse. Triple H is on the phone and Steph doesn't want to talk to him. Maryse played dumb in this scene which was expected. Next up is the match featuring Jeff Hardy battling Christopher Daniels where the winner is the number one contender to Matt's US Title. A pretty good match with Matt distracting his brother. Daniels gets the victory after a BME setting them up for a match at SS, where I do see Matt retaining.

Segment 12 is a interview with the Carolina Connection, Shelton and Gregory. Fresh off their match against Londrick both of them are very cofident and cocky in this promo putting themselves over, bigtime. They don't care if it's MOTY they just want the belts. Typical heels. I really can't say a bad thing about any of you promo's because there is nothong wrong with them and I find all of them actually fun to read. Londrick challenges them to a rematch at Summerslam, but they say they'll think about the stipulation. I'm gonna go a head and guess that it will be a ladder match.

Segment 13- Main Event with Ric Flair taking on Mister Kennedy, with the Rock providing commentary. A well written main event match. Kennedy uses the easy way out and pulls on the tights to get the 1-2-3. The Rock and Kennedy share the ring after the match in an intense staredown. Finally the Rock plants him with the Rock Bottom. A great segment to end the show and get's us moving toward one hell of a show, Summerslam.

Overall: I really have no complaints on anything on the show. The matches were short and sweet, just as I like them. All of the promo's hit their respective characters nicely and the ending segment was very cool to read. Summerslam already looks like it will be amazing and how ever long it takes you I will be reading.
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The starting promo was brilliantly written. I smelled a well hidden swerve in there. Triple H and Kennedy feud will go places, I predict come next WrestleMania but this was a great way to get the focus back on the Rock|Kennedy program. Kennedy was a bit over the top where he didn't need to be while Rock was way too one dimensional. The closing line was dramatic and deserved to be the title of the episode. Some slight faults there but nothing to damage the promo

One of the Hardyz need to turn heel. Jeff is the obvious choice in here but he's way too over, even in 2007. When will Lashley be back btw? Regal is getting somr major exposure and Punk is looking like his bitch. Rubber match soon and Punk to win (not at SummerSlam plz). The decision of the match was logical enough. Punk couldn't lose even more momentum (even though in a way he did) and Marella couldn't lose his debut match

Batista and Flair relationship is evolving much like everything else in this BTB. Batista can be awesome on the mic if given the right material and this seemed like the right material. I see a match between the two but that would be way too cliche. Don't get me wrong, I would love to see it but I'm hoping for far more complicated storylines. Feud for the MITB? I don't think so but it is being hinted. Noble retained his title and the contenders got the return win, no biggie. I personally don't see the cruiser title being defended at 'Slam, not enough room imo but Noble's next challenge will most likely be against Kash one on one (Reminiscing of the early stages of Orton and Edge tbh. No rehash plz)

This Punk|Regal feud always revolved around Booker as that's what it started. Booker really needs some much deserved ring time imo. You really have brilliant storylines going, even for lower mid-carders. I'm intrigued. Awesome, awesome mic work by John Cena. All his lines flowed so well together and the walk was priceless. If they ever made a (BTB) best of SD DVD, this should be on there fo sho. Cena took the walk much like Hunter before him. I see a lot of similarities between your old and new storylines, I hope it goes in a different direction. One again, the closing line, CLASSIC

Maryse? I couldn't care less tbh but from what I've seen in your BTB so far, everything means something. Maryse will add some kind of drama to SD no doubt in the coming months. Chavo didn't really need to look good. The match with Rey at the Bash kicked all kinds of ass but it's good to see him getting a win here. The NB beatdown was in fine fashing and the Rey rescue too. I don't know why you are still continuing with this program because they could both be doing something better. Unless you can put a new twist in their feud|alliance (whatever it is), it will get stale soon. Isn't this the same thing that was going around before. Booker calling back the New Breed was kind of surprising because I thought the faces would gain momentum by clearing the ring but it adds another element of intrigue into the show. Good visual. Not much help though. Batista going apeshit = ratingz. I can't see Batisat turning on Flair anytime soon after you basically spelled it out that he will. The man looking back at the Animal wasn't who he wanted to be. Storytelling is at an absolute 5 stars

at Steph hanging up on Hunter. The 'Danielson' mention was a low blow to garner interest tbh. Let me get this straight, Jeff yells at his brother for ditracting him, thereby distracting himself and allowing Daniels to get the victory? If it was anyone other than Jeff...now all you need is a spy cam shooting him smoking pot. I can't help but wonder you are going slightly over the top with these complex storylines. It'll be hard to keep track of all of this, for the reader and even for the writer (that's you)

Good promo between the two best teams in this thread but it feels like I've seen this before many times. What I like about this feud is that it's straight-face to face. But with four athletes like these, you don't need a well constructed storyline for it to be interesting. A stip match would be really fun. I don't know what it would be though. I would've guessed a Ladder match made the most sense but seeing as you already have a TLC main event, that seems highly unlikely. I for one would like to see a spotfest of a match at 'Slam. One thing I'd also like to add is that the tag division on SD is getting way too much exposure with only two teams in it for now atleast

Very memorable main event to a very memorable show. Rock on commentary = too much catchphrases = ~snore~. Anyway, very good match and an excellent way for Ken to get the win. He didn't need to use the tights though. A clean win with the same maneuver would've fit a face so much better. The show not ending in a staredown is always a plus as I think they're a tad overused. The lines between them was unnecessary but it wasn't out of place. Kennedy and Rock looked like equals up until this point. Rock completely pawned Kennedy here and seems to have the upper hand in the feud up until now

SmackDown was better than RAW. There were great matches and promos, the show had a great mix of everything. SummerSlam card is looking awesome too. Three smackdown matches already there as well
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