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Old 02-05-2014, 03:36 PM   #1571 (permalink)
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Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Championship:
JBL defends against The Rock, Edge, John Morrison, Jeff Hardy & John Cena
You've been pushing Cena heavily since the start of this thread, and having had Edge and Orton as the WWE Champion for a while, as well as JBL's little stint, I think the belt is finally coming home to Cena. I WOULDN'T be shocked to see JBL retain - I still question why he won the belt in the first place. It's probably so his face turn be completed, as as well as Edge's reversion back to his heelish ways. Cena's got too much momentum not to win though.

Triple Threat Match:
Kurt Angle vs. Umaga vs. The Big Show
Angle got his "victory" at Survivor Series when he made Umaga "tap out." Big Show doesn't need the win, IMO. Building on what Legend predicted, I say Umaga pins Angle, then heads into a mini-feud where Show where he annihilates the giant before he gets to WrestleMania to face Taker.

Extreme Rules Match:
Rob Van Dam vs. MVP
I definitely get the feeling you're much more of an MVP fan and not so keen on RVD. Porter will go over.

Intercontinental Championship Match:
"The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels defends against Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler will be made to look strong, but Daniels' title reign isn't ready to end just now.

World Tag Team Championship Match:
The Hooligans defend against America's Most Wanted

Tournament Finals; Divas Championship Match:
Trish Stratus vs. Lita
I can't visualise Lita as champion. Trish vs. Victoria seems to be the way forward. Besides that, who better to legitimise a new women's title than Trish?

American Dragon "Championship" Match:
"The American Dragon" Daniel Bryan defends against Ken Doane
Obviously.


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“YOU CAME TO ME”

JBL RAISES THE TITLE AT SURVIVOR SERIES

“IN A DREAM LAST NIGHT”

CENA BLOODY IN THE HELL IN A CELL

“YOU WERE STANDING”

THE ELIMINATION CHAMBER LOWERS

“IN A BRILLIANT LIGHT”

THE LIGHTS IN THE ELIMINATION CHAMBER FLICKER

“ONE MINUTE HERE”

EDGE RAISES THE TITLE

“BUT THE NEXT YOU WERE GONE”

EDGE STUNNED AT SURVIVOR SERIES

“I THOUGHT YOU COULD STAY”

THE BIG SHOW RETURNS

“BUT I WAS SO WRONG”

UMAGA DELIVERS SAMOAN SPIKE ON KURT ANGLE

“THE END IS HERE”

TRISH AND LITA FACE TO FACE SEVEN YEARS AGO… THEN NOW…

“THE GAME IS OVER”

RVD AND MVP FACE TO FACE

“NO MORE PRETENDING”

ROCK BOTTOM TO EDGE

“NO MORE”

SWANTON BOMB

“NO MORE”

MORRISON PLANCHA TO EDGE

“…”

AMERICAN DRAGON RAISES TITLE

“…”

DANIELS LAYS OUT ZIGGLER

“THE END IS HERE”

AMW AND THE HOOLIGANS GET INTO IT

“THE END IS HERE”

ANGLE SLAM TO BIG SHOW

“THE END IS HERE”

SAMOAN SPIKE TO KURT ANGLE

“THE END IS HERE”

CHOKESLAM TO UMAGA

“…”

ROCK AND CENA FACE TO FACE

“…”

STARSHIP PAIN TO JEFF

“…”

SWANTON BOMB TO MORRISON

“…”

JBL AND EDGE FACE TO FACE

“THE END IS HERE”

THE ELIMINATION CHAMBER

***

WWE RAW presents…



WWE ARMAGEDDON

We cut inside of the Mellon Arena, and the crowd is going wild, as fireworks begin to shoot every which way, all over the building. The camera pans around the arena to show the crazed fans, many of who hold signs which they brought into the arena:

“PITTSBURGH’S OLYMPIC HERO”

“HEY, MAGGIE, WELCOME TO BLACK AND YELLOW BLUE”

“FINALLY”

After we get through with that little shot, we’re taken to one of our two announce tables, the English-speaking announce table where Jim Ross and Tully Blanchard sit.

***ROCKER***

The first music of the night plays, and the crowd is juiced, cheering wildly as the WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE HOOLIGANS, PAUL LONDON and BRIAN KENDRICK, step out onto the stage, belts around their waist.

Lilian Garcia:
Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the World Tag Team Championship!

The crowd cheers as London and Kendrick sprint down the entrance ramp, and slide into the ring.

Lilian Garcia:
Introducing first… at a combined weight of 385 pounds… they are the World Tag Team Champions, Paul London and Brian Kendrick… The Hooligans!

L&K each take a turnbuckle and play to the crowd, basking in the cheers.

Jim Ross:
What these two lack in size, they more than make up for in skill, speed and tenacity. Paul London and Brian Kendrick are two of the most talented superstars on the roster, and that’s why they’re the World Tag Team Champions.


Tully Blanchard:
It’s always harder to stay at the top of the mountain than it is to get to the top of the mountain. We’ll see if Kendrick and London get do it tonight.

***GUILTY***

AMERICA’S MOST WANTED, “THE WILDCAT” CHRIS HARRIS and “THE TENNESSEE COWBOY” JAMES STORM, walk out onto the stage, dressed in their trademark shades and leather trench coats.

Lilian Garcia:
And their opponents… at a combined weight of 465 pounds… “The Wildcat” Chris Harris and “The Tennessee Cowboy” James Storm, America’s Most Wanted!

Storm and Harris step into the ring, and look around at the audience, taking in the applause from the crowd.

Jim Ross:
AMW has been there before. AMW came into the WWE by storm, almost immediately capturing the World Tag Team Titles. Can they do it again here tonight, and prove that they are the best team on Monday Night RAW?

Tully Blanchard:
They’re meaner than The Hooligans. They’re stronger than The Hooligans. They’re bigger than The Hooligans. But are they better? That’s all that matters.



World Tag Team Championship Match:
The Hooligans defend against America’s Most Wanted

The first match up of the night, the World Tag Team Champions against the former champions… and the two teams gather in their respective corners, discussing strategy, one would have to assume. After a few moments, the two members who will start for AMW and The Hooligans become apparent, as “The Wildcat” Chris Harris and Paul London move toward the center of the ring.

London and Harris don’t exchange words or niceties and immediately lock up in a collar and elbow tie up. The size difference is comical, as is the result… when Harris TOSSES London down to the canvas! London rolls on the canvas and then up to a knee… looking quite shocked as he holds onto the back of his neck.

The Wildcat lets out a smile, while The Tennessee Cowboy applauds on the outside. London gets back up to a vertical base, and he and Harris begin to circle one another. Again the two dive in and lock up with a collar and elbow tie up. This time, the two jostle for position for a bit… but once more, it ends with the same result when Harris SHOVES London to the canvas!!

AMW share a laugh with one another, but it’s no laughing matter for London, whom doesn’t look pleased. He gets up, ready for more – BUT KENDRICK MAKES THE TAG!

The crowd applauds, but Harris doesn’t nearly share the same sentiment, unimpressed. Kendrick moves to the center of the ring, meeting the much larger Harris. The Wildcat is ready for another tie up – but KENDRICK SLAPS HIM ACROSS THE FACE!!

“Oohs” and “ahs” ring out throughout the arena, as Harris clutches the side of his face in shock. His look of surprise soon turns to one of anger as he clocks the smile on Kendrick’s face. The Wildcat looks to grab Kendrick, but he ducks underneath the outreached arms of the Hooligan. Harris turns around – AND KENDRICK SLAPS HIM AGAIN!!!

“OH!!!!”

Furious, Harris throws a right hand – but Kendrick once more ducks it. He hits Harris with a kick to the shin! Then another! Kendrick then hits off the ropes. Harris attempts to react, but Spanky slides underneath his legs, ending up behind The Wildcat once more. Kendrick then LIGHTLY PATS HARRIS’ BACKSIDE, getting another laugh from the crowd.

Our commentators point out that the feisty member of The Hooligans is outright embarrassing the former World Tag Team Champions. Harris FUMES, steaming with anger. The Wildcat then charges at Kendrick, but Spanky is ready for him, ducking down, and bringing the top rope with him – CAUSING HARRIS TO STUMBLE OVER AND TO THE OUTSIDE ONTO THE FLOOR!!!

The crowd cheers as Harris sprawls on the outside, landing hard. He takes a moment to gather himself, struggling back up to his feet –

ONLY TO SEE LONDON LEAP ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE —

AND BACKFLIP, LOOKING FOR A MOONSAULT —

AND HITS IT, TAKING OUT HARRIS!!!!

The crowd stands and applauds for the tag champs who are on fire at the moment. The referee begins his ten count on Harris, while London climbs the steps and gets back onto the apron. The Wildcat finally gets up to his knees… and Kendrick readies himself… clearly looking for something. Harris makes it all the way back up to a vertical base, and Kendrick hits off the ropes! He comes back—

AND SLINGSHOTS OVER THE TOP ROPE—

INTO A SOMERSAULT PLANCHA—

NAILING HARRIS!!!!!

More cheers!!!


“What a show these kids are putting on here at Armageddon!!”

Kendrick gets back up to his feet, holding the back of his head, clearly a little shaken up after his high impact maneuver, though he’s clearly better off than Harris. Spanky reaches down and struggles to lift the much larger Harris up to a vertical base… though he finally does, and rolls him into the ring. Kendrick follows him in, and covers him.

…1…
………………
…2…
……………………
NO!

Harris kicks out. Spanky shakes his head, and reaches down, bringing The Wildcat back up to his feet – but HARRIS EXPLODES – muscling Kendrick from the middle of the ring, all the way into the AMW corner!! Harris reaches his hand up, and tags in Storm.

The Tennessee Cowboy steps into the ring, and business picks up. James Storm is all business tonight, and he UNLEASHES onto Kendrick with right hands, one after another, after another, after another! And after the FISTS stop, the BOOTS come! Storm stomps the proverbial mud hole into Kendrick, with boots upon boots!!


The referee finally gets Storm to stop the assault, and it gets no better for Spanky as Storm tags Harris back in. The larger member of AMW has used his short respite to gather himself, and gather himself he has. He NAILS Kendrick with a SHOULDER THUST! Then another! Then another, tearing apart the insides of the tag champion.

Harris then pulls Kendrick out of the corner, and towards the middle of the ropes, before he shoots him off. Spanky comes back and Harris LEVELS HIM with a HARD CLOTHESLINE!!

Kendrick lands on the ground hard, and Harris drops to his knee, covering Kendrick with a forearm across the face.

…1…
………………
…2…
……………………
NO!

Kendrick kicks out! Harris stays on him, and gets back up to his feet, bringing Spanky with him. He drags the cruiserweight over to the corner, and tags Storm back into the match up. The Cowboy steps in, and hits Kendrick with a knee to the gut! Storm then drags Kendrick out of the corner, and scoops him up, before he SLAMS him back down to the canvas with a BODY SLAM!

The Tennessee Cowboy then hits off the ropes and nails Kendrick with a well-placed ELBOW DROP to the chest! Storm considers going for the cover, but instead gets back up to his feet… and delivers a STOMP TO THE FACE of Kendrick!

Though AMW are a face team, they’re definitely not the favorite team in this match here tonight, as the crowd begins to cheer for a Hooligans comeback. Storm reaches down and lifts Kendrick back up to his feet. He applies a front facelock, and tosses Kendrick’s arm over his shoulder. He then lifts Kendrick up – LOOKING FOR A VERTICAL SUPLEX – but Kendrick keeps rotating – LANDING ON HIS FEET!

The crowd cheers, but unfortunately for them and Spanky, he doesn’t stick the landing, and stumbles toward the AMW corner – RIGHT INTO A HEADBUTT FROM HARRIS!!

Kendrick staggers backward, holding his head in pain, dazed and confused. Storm then lifts Kendrick up – and plants him with a BACK SUPLEX!! Storm then floats over into a cover, using his forearm against the face of Kendrick.

…1…
………………
…2…
……………………
NO!

Kendrick kicks out again. London stomps his feet and claps his hands, getting the crowd into it, and looking to get his partner back into it as well. The Cowboy grabs Kendrick and brings the feisty little motherfucker back up to his feet… but Kendrick hits a forearm shot! Then another! Then another! With Storm reeling, Kendrick looks to take advantage, hitting off the ropes… but Storm catches him, TOSSING KENDRICK HIGH INTO THE AIR – AND ALLOWING KENDRICK TO DROP, STOMACH FIRST ONTO THE CANVAS!!!

The crowd groans as Kendrick clutches his stomach in pain. Storm then drags Kendrick by the hand and drags him into the corner of the challengers once more. The Cowboy then tags in The Wildcat, and Chris Harris reenters the ring.

The former World Tag Team Champion lifts the current champion up to a vertical base, and then scoops him up onto his shoulders. Harris looks around at the crowd, and then charges – PLANTING KENDRICK WITH A POWERSLAM!!! Harris with the cover.

…1…
………………
…2…
……………………
TH—NO!

Kendrick kicks out again. Our commentators put over the extreme guts that Spanky has shown tonight, as he’s been on the receiving end of quite a beating so far… but how much more can he take?

The Wildcat aims to find out… as he’s a little f...trated the powerslam didn’t put him away. Harris lifts Kendrick back up to his feet – and Spanky tries to fight back, nailing Harris with a forearm! Kendrick then hits another! And another! With Harris staggered, Kendrick turns towards his corner… but STORM NAILS HIM IN THE BACK!

The crowd boos as Storm grabs a hold of Kendrick’s boot and drags him back to the corner, before The Cowboy steps back out onto the apron where he belongs. The Wildcat lifts Kendrick up, and tags in Storm. Harris tucks Kendrick between his legs… and he and Storm look ready for something big.

THEY SCOOP KENDRICK UP… LOOKING FOR A TANDEM POWERBOMB —

BUT KENDRICK COUNTERS, HITTING HARRIS WITH A HURRICANRANA!!!

Storm grabs Kendrick and lifts him up, pissed. Kendrick SHOVES him and looks to kick Storm – but The Cowboy catches his boot! Storm lets out a smile… but KENDRICK NAILS HIM WITH AN ENZUIGIRI!!!!

Kendrick, Storm and Harris all lie out in the ring, while London claps on the apron… and the sold-out crowd soon joins him, looking to will Kendrick into the corner. After a moment or two, Spanky does begin to come to life… dragging his body towards his corner… and LEAPS – MAKING THE TAG TO LONDON!!!

The crowd cheers as the former Cruiserweight Champion steps into the ring, as Storm and Harris get back up. London CHARGES and takes Storm down with a CLOTHESLINE! He then CHARGES toward Harris, and takes The Wildcat down with a LEG LARIAT!

He then grabs Storm and shoots him off of the ropes. The Cowboy comes back, and London takes him up and over with a BACK BODY DROP! With The Wildcat back up, London measures him… and NAILS HIM WITH THE DROPSAULT, TAKING HARRIS DOWN, AND LANDING ON STORM WITH THE COVER!!!

…1…
………………
…2…
……………………
NO!

Harris breaks it up! Harris then hammers away on London, hitting the cruiserweight with hard shots to the back! Kendrick reenters the ring, and hits The Wildcat with hard forearm shots to the face, backing him up, before he kicks him in the gut! Kendrick then grabs his head—

AND RUNS UP THE TURNBUCKLE—

LOOKING FOR THE SLICED BREAD #2—

BUT HARRIS COUNTERS—

SHOVING KENDRICK OVER THE TOP ROPE AND OUT OF THE RING!!!

Kendrick lands hard on the outside, but Harris will take no chances, following him to the outside. In the ring, London’s back up to his feet, facing his partner, and attempts to yell some advice to the downed Spanky.

London then turns around –

SUPERKICK!!!!

Storm LEVELS London with the superkick, and covers him, hooking the far leg!!!

…1…
………………
…2…
……………………
THR—
NO!

LONDON KICKS OUT!!!

CROWD IS THRILLED / STORM IS PISSED

The Cowboy slams his hand into the mat over and over, before he looks up at the ref, holding up three fingers. The ref assures him that it was a two count, and Storm looks like his dog just died.

On the outside, Harris hits a clothesline on Kendrick, before he looks into the ring at Storm. He makes a motion to his longtime tag team partner, and The Cowboy seems to know exactly what to do, lifting Kendrick back up to a vertical base. The Wildcat climbs up onto the apron, and then slowly begins ascending his big frame up the turnbuckles, while Storm gets London in a backbreaker position – perhaps ready for the DEATH SENTENCE.

The Wildcat tries to steady himself on the top… but it’s London who won’t stay still, DELIVERING KNEES TO THE FACE OF STORM!!

Harris yells at Storm to keep him still… BUT HARRIS IS SOON SHOVED OFF THE TOP BY KENDRICK!!! THE WILDCAT FALLS ALL THE WAY TO THE OUTSIDE, SLAMMING INTO THE BARRICADE!!

Inside the ring, Storm breaks the hold after all the knees from London. The two men get back up to a vertical base, and Storm throws a right hand at London, but the former Cruiserweight Champion ducks it! He spins Storm around, and London kicks him in the gut, before HE SPIKES STORM WITH A DDT!!!!

Kendrick then takes his cue and climbs to the top turnbuckle. The referee yells at Kendrick to get down, but The Hooligans pay him no mind. Kendrick LEAPS OFF THE TOP—

LOOKING FOR A 450 SPLASH—

AND HITS IT!!!!

As the crowd roars, Kendrick clutches his gut and rolls out of the ring. London covers Storm!!!

…1…
………………
…2…
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THREE!!!!

WINNER: THE HOOLIGANS VIA PIN FALL at 10:20. THE HOOLIGANS RETAIN THE WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP.

Harris tries to break it up… but it’s too late! London rolls off of Storm and raises his arms into the air, surviving this tag team match.

Jim Ross:
Kendrick and London have pulled it out here in a hard fought contest against America’s Most Wanted!

Tully Blanchard:
AMW was more than game tonight, but The Hooligans retain. What a way to kick off Armageddon here tonight.

Kendrick joins London in the ring, and the referee hands The Hooligans their World Tag Team Titles. The two hug one another and raise the belts above their heads, being cheered from the crowd.

***

BACKSTAGE – INTERVIEW AREA

Todd Grisham stands by, microphone in hand.

Todd Grisham:
Ladies and gentlemen, my guest at this time… he will compete in the Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship later on tonight… “The Boss” John Cena.

JOHN CENA steps into screenshot, receiving a THUNDEROUS reaction, in his ridiculously inappropriate T-shirt and ball cap.

Todd Grisham:
John Cena, your thoughts heading into tonight’s main event?

John Cena:
My thoughts? I’ve talked about this thing every week since it was announced. How many more of my thoughts do you need, Todd?

Grisham looks confused.

John Cena:
Bullet point number one: I really don’t like The Rock. I don’t like Edge. I don’t like Morrison. I don’t much care for Jeff. And me and JBL don’t exactly get along. Bullet point two, I’m the baddest thing walkin’ around on two legs.

Mixed reaction

Bullet point three, I want that WWE Championship. Four, I’m gonna get that WWE Championship! Five, that Chamber don’t scare me, the boogeyman don’t scare me, The Undertaker don’t scare me! Nothing scares The Boss!

Another mixed reaction

John Cena:
I’m ready to bleed, sweat and pay the price, homey. I’ve eaten my vitamins and said my prayers five years, and all it got me was a giant headache. Ever since I decided to get turned up, now you see the results: Bodies start hitting the floor. And tonight will be no different. Five chumps are gonna bleed, sweat and pay the price A LOT more than I will, the only difference is… I’ll be the one leaving with the WWE Championship.

The crowd gives another reaction, as Cena spins his hat around backwards.

John Cena:
Smell what I’m cookin’?

The Boss then takes off, leaving Grisham to stand there looking stupid.

***

BACKSTAGE – LOCKER ROOM

KURT ANGLE warms up in his locker room, and the Mellon Arena EXPLODES into cheers at the sight of “The Wrestling Machine.”

***

RVD/MVP VIDEO PACKAGE
- After debuting in April and quickly going 2 and 0, MVP states his agenda for the WWE – he’s ready to usher in a new era. MVP then goes onto trash Mick Foley, Sabu and other ECW alumni, most notably, Rob Van Dam.

- At Vengeance, MVP picks up his first pay per view win, defeating Sabu.

- While Rob Van Dam cements himself at the top of the heap, feuding with Shawn Michaels and going 2-1 against HBK in their rivalry, MVP makes his way up the ladder as well, rubbing shoulders with Kurt Angle and Umaga.

- Though MVP comes up short in his first shot at the WWE Title against Edge, he manages to hang with one of the best in the business. After the match, MVP and Reigns go to work on Edge – only for ROB VAN DAM to make the save.

- On the SNME Draft Special, MVP hosts his VIP Lounge with Edge & RVD, and though the focus should be on the two who will be competing for the WWE Title at Unforgiven, Porter continues to state his own title aspirations.

- Edge cheats RVD out of the title at Unforgiven, so naturally, Van Dam wants a rematch on the following RAW. MVP takes the time to interrupt, and states he in fact, deserves the title shot.

- The three eventually meet in a Triple Threat Match for the title, and MVP looks like he has it won with the Playmaker on Edge, but when he goes for the pin fall, RVD breaks it up with the Five Star Frog Splash. Porter rolls out the ring, and Edge quickly reacts, getting a small package on RVD for the win. After the match, RVD and MVP argue – ending with Porter SPITTING in Van Dam’s face. The two brawl for a bit, but nothing is settled.

- The feud between Van Dam and Porter kicks into high gear, with their seconds, Reigns and Sabu, constantly getting involved.

- MVP picks up a victory against Rob Van Dam in a fantastic match on RAW, though he cheats to do it.

- At Survivor Series, though RVD manages to nearly come back from a three to one deficit, it’s Team MVP who defeats Team RVD.

- MVP attempts to move on from the feud after the Survivor Series, taking up his beef with Christopher Daniels, but Van Dam refuses to let it die, letting Porter know this thing won’t be settled until they meet one on one.

- The two finally settle on a match to end the score – RVD’s kind of match, an Extreme Rules Match at Unforgiven.

***

Lilian Garcia in the ring.

Lilian Garcia:
Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for one fall, and it will be contested under EXTREME RULES!

The crowd pops…

***I’M COMIN’***

Montel Vontavious Porter, MVP, makes his way to the ring – by himself, as he promised to do. Porter is dressed in his all black attire, headband on.

Lilian Garcia:
Introducing first… from Miami, Florida… weighing in at 252 pounds… Montel Vontavious Porter, M,V,P!

MVP climbs into the ring, and looks around at the audience. He takes his chain off, and hands it to the timekeeper as the crowd boos him.

Jim Ross:
MVP has come on to the WWE scene, and has immediately taken it over by storm, establishing himself as one of the best on the roster. But on his way up, he hasn’t made a lot of friends, and on the top of that list of enemies is Rob Van Dam.

Tully Blanchard:
MVP insulted hardcore wrestlers, and ever since, he and one of the preeminent ECW wrestlers Rob Van Dam have been going at it like cats and dogs. They end this thing tonight at Armageddon.

***ONE OF A KIND***

The Mellon Arena ERUPTS as ROB VAN DAM steps out onto the stage.

Lilian Garcia:
And his opponent… from Battle Creek, Michigan… weighing in at 237 pounds… Mr. Monday Night, ROB, VAN, DAM!!!

RVD does his thumb taunt along with Lilian’s words… and then…

…SPRINTS TO THE RING

Jim Ross:
RVD ain’t waiting!!! Here we go!! RVD and MVP!!



Extreme Rules Match:
“Mr. Monday Night” Rob Van Dam vs. MVP

Rob Van Dam slides into the ring, and the match immediately gets underway with Van Dam tackling Porter down to the canvas! RVD then lets loose, nailing MVP with hard right hands, wailing away on the face of Half Man, Half Amazing!

MVP covers up for a bit, looking for Van Dam to wear himself out… but the punches keep coming and coming, causing MVP to muster up enough strength to push RVD off of him!

Both men quickly scamper back up to their feet, and it’s Van Dam who reacts first, nailing MVP with a SPINNING BACK KICK! Porter gets taken down to the canvas, and Van Dam follows up, kicking Porter when he’s down with a couple of stomps, forcing Mr. 305 to roll underneath the bottom rope and out of the ring.

MVP looks to catch himself a bit of a break, but Mr. Monday Night will have none of it, following MVP out of the ring. He immediately kicks Porter in the gut, grabs his head and SLAMS his face onto the edge of the apron! Van Dam then grabs the hand of Porter, and shoots MVP with an Irish whip, SENDING MVP INTO THE STEEL STEPS!!!

MVP’s shoulder SLAMS into the steel steps, and Porter slumps down, clutching at his arm. RVD turns to the crowd, and does his thumb taunt. “ROB, VAN, DAM” chants the crowd as Mr. Monday Night turns his attention back to MVP.

He waits for Porter to begin to stir, before he CHARGES ahead, looking to catch MVP with something AGAINST THE STEPS – but MVP moves out of the way!

The Whole Dam shows his catlike reflexes and amazing athleticism – leaping up onto the steel steps. MVP turns around to face Van Dam, and RVD LEAPS OFF – GOING FOR A MOONSAULT – AND NAILS IT – TAKING MVP DOWN!!!

Van Dam lifts Porter up, and hits MVP with a couple of right hands, two to the face, two to the gut, before he scoops him up and places MVP onto the fan barricade. The fans reach out and touch MVP, as half of his body hands across the barricade. Van Dam then leaps up onto the apron… and does his thumb taunt a second time, before he LEAPS OFF – AND NAILS PORTER WITH A FLYING DISCUS LEG DROP, taking Porter off of the apron and down to the floor!!!

Pittsburgh continues to roar as RVD has completely dominated this match throughout the early going. MVP lies out on the floor, but Rob Van Dam isn’t done with him just yet. Van Dam grabs Porter and brings him back up to a vertical base, before he throws him under the bottom rope and back into the ring.

Van Dam rolls back into the ring as well, while MVP crawls over onto his stomach to the ropes. RVD watches as Porter uses the ropes to pull himself back up, and once he does, Van Dam walks over, spins him around, scoops him up and nails him with a body slam. RVD then leaps up, spins around and nails MVP with a DISCUS LEG DROP!


Mr. Monday Night gets up once more, and brings MVP up with him. For the second time in a row, Van Dam scoops Porter up and plants him with a body slam. RVD takes off, hitting the ropes before he comes back, rolls on the ground, and leaps up, flipping once more – GOING FOR THE ROLLING THUNDER – BUT MVP GETS HIS KNEES UP – DRIVING THEM INTO THE BACK OF ROB VAN DAM!!

Van Dam’s back bends awkwardly across the knees of MVP, and he rolls off, clutching his back and kick his legs, in a tremendous amount of pain after Porter’s counter. MVP grabs the ropes, and uses them to pull himself back up to a vertical base, shaking off the cobwebs from Van Dam’s initial onslaught.

MVP looks at Van Dam… and lets out a smile, before he quickly rolls under the ropes and out of the ring. He grabs his CHAIN from ringside, and WRAPS IT AROUND HIS HAND, a smile coming across his face, before he rolls back in the ring.

MVP gets up to his feet, and waits on Van Dam, as Mr. Monday Night slowly but surely gets up to his feet. RVD turns around, and PORTER NAILS HIM IN THE GUT WITH A CHAIN ASSISTED SHOT, causing RVD to keel over in pain!!

“Come on, punk!”

MVP yells with an intensity we usually don’t see from the cool and calm superstar, before he NAILS RVD IN THE GUT AGAIN!! This time, RVD has the wherewithal to stagger away from him, clearly in pain, as he makes it over to the corner.

MVP doesn’t give the former WWE Champion a chance to breath and quickly follows him in. Porter then NAILS HIM WITH THE CHAIN AGAIN!!! AND AGAIN!!! AND AGAIN!!! IN THE GUT, OVER AN OVER AGAIN!!! RVD screams out in pain, but he’s soon not saying anything, when PORTER NAILS HIM IN THE HEAD WITH THE CHAIN, knocking Mr. Monday Night down to the canvas face first!

As the crowd blasts MVP with a tremendous amount of heat, MVP slowly unwraps the chain from his hand, and exits the ring. MVP coolly hands his chain to the timekeeper, making sure to tell him “to keep it safe.” MVP then reaches down… and GRABS THE STEEL CHAIR.

“MVP sure got the handle on this hardcore thing pretty quickly. Didn’t he, J.R.?”

Porter rolls back in the ring, and readies the steel chair, waiting on Rob Van Dam to get back up to his feet. After taking several shots from Porter’s chain, RVD has most definitely been slowed… but he does manage to struggle back up to a vertical base, his back to MVP. Mr. Monday Night turns around –

AND QUICKLY LEAPS INTO ACTION –

GOING FOR THE VAN DAMINATOR –

BUT MVP DUCKS IT!!

MVP quickly drops the chair, kicks RVD in the gut—

AND THEN SPIKES HIM ON THE STEEL CHAIR WITH A DDT!!!

RVD hits the chair hard, flipping up and over, before lying out, motionless on the canvas. MVP quickly follows up, and moves the steel chair from under RVD, before he covers him, hooking the far leg!

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NO!

RVD kicks out!

MVP shakes his head, a little f...trated after the high impact maneuver didn’t pick him up the victory, but he stays focused, getting back up to his feet. Porter then reaches down and lifts RVD back up to a vertical base. MVP hits Van Dam with a couple of hard knees to the gut, softening him up some more, before he scoops him up, and brings him back down to the canvas with a BODY SLAM!

Mr. 305 then reaches over, and picks the steel chair up, and places it on top of the face of Van Dam. MVP then looks around to the crowd, and they roundly boo him. Porter pays them no mind, and quickly hits off the ropes. MVP does his dance, before raising his hand up in a jump shooting motion –

“BALLIN’!”

Yells MVP and the crowd before he – GOES FOR THE BALLIN’ ELBOW – but Van Dam quickly moves out of the way, causing MVP’S ELBOW TO SLAM INTO THE STEEL CHAIR!!

The crowd cheers as Porter clutches to his elbow in a tremendous amount of pain, while RVD gets back up to his feet. MVP staggers up next and RVD knocks him back down with a SIDEKICK!! RVD reaches down and brings MVP back up to his feet, before he backs him up, grabs his hand and shoots him into the ropes. MVP comes back and RVD leaps up, knocking him down with a SPINNING WHEEL KICK!!!

With the crowd now firmly back into it, Mr. Monday Night is in the zone as well, as he walks over and grabs the steel chair. MVP crawls over to the corner, and rests his head against the turnbuckle. Bad move. RVD CHARGES IN, and LEAPS UP – CHAIR SURFING – SLAMMING THE CHAIR INTO THE FACE OF MVP WITH A MODIFIED DROPKICK!!!

RVD gets back up, and pulls MVP out of the corner, covering him.

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NO!

MVP kicks out!

Rob Van Dam stays on the attack, lifting MVP back up to his feet, before he hits the arrogant superstar with several right hands to the face. He then grabs Porter’s hand, and looks to shoot him into the ropes, but Porter counters, and nails RVD with a knee to the gut! Porter then LOOKS FOR THE PLAYMAKER – BUT RVD COUNTERS OUT OF IT, getting behind MVP!

He wraps his arms around the waist of Montel, and then pops his hips, taking Porter up and over with a RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX!!!

Van Dam pops back up to his feet, and has a look around at the sold out Mellon Arena, which responds with a thunderous pop for Rob Van Dam. RVD points to the turnbuckle, and once more, the crowd roars for him. RVD then walks over to the corner and leaps up, taking his place on the top turnbuckle – BUT PORTER SPRINGS INTO ACTION – getting up to his feet, and runs over – PUSHING RVD OFF OF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!!

RVD FLIES TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING – AND HITS HIS HEAD AGAINST THE SIDE OF THE SPANISH ANNOUNCE TABLE!!!

Van Dam lies out, completely out of it, after the desperation move by MVP. Porter isn’t in much better shape, lying out on the canvas after the adrenaline ...h. Montel doesn’t get up… but he does manage to roll his body towards the ropes, and gets under them to the outside of the ring. MVP then looks at Van Dam to make sure he’s out, and once that’s confirmed, Porter gets on his knees and looks underneath the ring.


MVP returns from underneath the ring… with a TRASH CAN?? Okay. MVP gets up to his feet, holding the can, as he waits on Van Dam to get up. RVD eventually does – and MVP NAILS HIM WITH THE TRASH CAN!!! It only staggers Van Dam, but doesn’t take him down. So, PORTER NAILS HIM WITH ANOTHER SHOT!!! RVD is still up… staggering around – AND PORTER NAILS HIM WITH IT A THIRD TIME, FINALLY TAKING RVD DOWN!!

MVP then rolls the can into the ring, before he rests against the apron, this match taking it’s toll on him. Porter then reaches down, and picks up Van Dam, before he rolls him underneath the bottom rope and back into the ring. MVP shakes the cobwebs loose and follows back into the ring as well. Porter then reaches down, and grabs the trashcan once more as he waits on RVD. Van Dam staggers up – and MVP SWINGS THE TRASHCAN – but RVD ducks it!

Van Dam then follows that up with a couple of hard right hands to the face, rocking MVP, and knocking the trashcan out of his hands! RVD then picks the can up as MVP staggers. Van Dam takes the trashcan and COVERS MVP’S HEAD WITH IT!! MVP staggers around, unable to see, unable to move… and RVD stalks him, waiting for him to come to a standstill and once he does, RVD LEAPS UP – AND NAILS A VAN DAMINATOR!!!!!

THE CROWD EXPLODES as RVD has a look around, MVP out on the floor.

Is that the end??

Nah.

RVD has a look around at the sold out crowd, before he goes over to the turnbuckle, and LEAPS to the top turnbuckle, before he turns around and stares at MVP, who still has the trashcan on his head.

Mr. Monday Night continues to look around, smile on his face and LEAPS OFF –

LOOKING FOR THE FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH –

AND HITS IT ON THE TRASHCAN!!!!!

With the audience going nuts for the ever popular Van Dam, RVD rolls around on the canvas, holding his stomach. Van Dam then reaches over and covers MVP.

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THREE—
NO!!!!!

LUTHER REIGNS BREAKS IT UP!!!!

The crowd breaks out into TREMENDOUS HEAT as the bodyguard of MVP FINALLY makes an appearance, STOMPING the crap out of RVD!!!

Reigns then walks over, and takes the trashcan off of MVP’s head, and checks on him. Porter’s beaten up, tired… and in a tremendous amount of pain, but he still has the wherewithal to tell Reigns to get back to RVD. Big Lu gives ‘VP a nod, and walks back over to Mr. Monday Night, bringing him back up to his feet, before he tosses him into the corner.

Reigns then puts the left hands to RVD, one, after another, after another, after another, before he grabs Van Dam by the hand and shoots him into the corner, quickly following him in. Van Dam leaps onto the turnbuckle, and BACKFLIPS over the top of Reigns! Luther turns around – AND LEVELS VAN DAM WITH A CLOTHESLINE!!!!


The crowd boos as Reigns puts the boots to a downed Van Dam once more… as MVP begins to make it back up to his feet… but the MELLON ARENA SOON EXPLODES –

AS SABU SPRINTS TO THE RING!!!!

WITH A STEEL CHAIR IN HAND!!!

Sabu slides in, and Reigns throws a right hand – which Sabu ducks! Reigns turns around – AND SABU FLINGS THE CHAIR – SMASHING BIG LU IN THE FACE!!!

Reigns hits the canvas in a heap… but MVP grabs a hold of Sabu, and spins the ECW alumnus around – only for SABU TO HIT HIM IN THE GUT WITH THE CHAIR – AND THEN SLAM IT ACROSS HIS BACK!!!!

“ECW” chants ring out for Sabu (and the downed Van Dam), as ECW’s Evel Knievel rolls out of the ring. Sabu then reaches underneath the ring, and roots around for a bit… UNTIL HE PULLS OUT A TABLE!!!

The crowd ROARS as Sabu sets it up on the outside of the ring at the bottom of the entrance ramp. He rolls back in, and lifts Reigns back up to his feet, only to toss Big Lu out of the ring. Sabu follows him out, and lifts him up, placing him on the table. He hits MVP’s bodyguard with a couple of right hands to the face, just to make sure he stays still.

Pittsburgh continues to stir as Sabu rolls back into the ring, and lifts MVP up, tossing Half Man, Half Amazing to the outside of the ring as well. The Homicidal, Suicidal, Genocidal, Death-Defying Man then follows Porter out … and places him on top of Luther Reigns. The crowd pops as Sabu then nails MVP with a couple of hard right hands, making sure he stays still as well.

Sabu then gets back into the ring once more, and grabs his steel chair. He unfolds it, setting it up near the middle of the ring. With the crowd at a fever pitch, Sabu then takes himself a breath and runs to the ropes… comes back – LEAPS ONTO THE STEEL CHAIR…

THEN TO THE TOP ROPE…

AND LEAPS OFF…

GOING FOR A SOMERSAULT SENTON –

BUT MVP MOVES OUT OF THE WAY –

AND SABU SLAMS RIGHT THROUGH REIGNS, THROUGH THE TABLE!!!!!!

“HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!”

Lying on his side, MVP looks at the carnage in shock, shaking his head in disbelief, before he slowly gets back up to his feet. Porter looks at the downed Reigns and Sabu once more, before he rolls back in the ring… as Van Dam begins to stir.

Porter grabs a hold of the STEEL CHAIR that Sabu brought into the ring, and folds it back up. RVD makes it up to his knees as MVP approaches…

AND VAN DAM LEAPS UP –

LOOKING FOR THE VAN DAMINATOR –

AND HITS IT!!!!!

RVD SMASHES the chair into the face of MVP, who now collapses to the canvas, while the crowd goes wild. VAN DAM WITH THE COVER!!!

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THREE!!!!!!!!

WINNER: ROB VAN DAM VIA PIN FALL at 13:15.

The crowd ROARS as Van Dam raises his hands into the air.

Jim Ross:
And Van Dam picks up the victory! That Five Star Frog Splash puts away everyone, and it’s no different tonight. RVD comes out on top in his war with MVP.

Tully Blanchard:
MVP was out of his element tonight, but he gave it everything he had. This isn’t the last we’ve heard of MVP, but RVD gets the win tonight.

RVD climbs a turnbuckle and raises his arm into the air, once more being roundly cheered by the Mellon Arena… before he rolls to the outside, and shares a hug with Sabu, who has now made it up to feet.

***

BACKSTAGE – INTERVIEW AREA

Ranjin Singh stands by.

Ranjin Singh:
My guest at this time… “The Extreme Enigma” Jeff Hardy.

The crowd ROARS as JEFF HARDY steps into screenshot, no make up yet, though he is dressed to compete.

Ranjin Singh:
Jeff, tonight you’ll take on five other superstars in one of the most gruesome of matches, the Elimination Chamber match, for the WWE Championship. Your thoughts heading in??

Jeff thinks this over for a moment…

Jeff Hardy:
Gruesome match? I’ve been through gruesome. I’ve never been in an Elimination Chamber match, and no, I’ve never been WWE Champion – something that you guys and Edge never hesitate to remind me of. But the fact of the matter is… this is where I belong.

Girly cheers

Jeff Hardy:
I’ve proven it. I’m not just talking out of my ass, man. I’ve beaten The Rock in the middle of the ring. I’ve beaten JBL, who’s the WWE Champion. I’ve beaten Edge. I’ve beaten Morrison. Jeff Hardy is a main eventer, whether you like it or not. And underdog in this match or not, I’m leaving with the WWE Championship.

Jeff leaves, being cheered…

***

BACKSTAGE – LOCKER ROOM

“THE SAMOAN BULLDOZER” UMAGA and ARMANDO ALEJANDRO ESTRADA go over some things. And by go over some things, I mean Umaga’s eyes remain crazed and fixated while AAE makes awesome motions with his hands and awesome expressions with his face – just out of the range of the camera microphones.

***

***HERE TO SHOW THE WORLD***

KEN DOANE steps out onto the stage, dawned in his white trunks and white headband. He gets a decent enough ovation from the crowd, and the former Intercontinental Champion walks to the ring.

Lilian Garcia:
The following contest is scheduled for one fall, and it has been agreed that this contest will be competed under “American Dragon” rules. Introducing first… from Worcester, Massachusetts… weighing in at 230 pounds… KEN DOANE!

Now inside the ring, Doane climbs the turnbuckle and raises his arms in the air.

***FINAL COUNTDOWN***

The awesome music hits… and after the amazingly long opening, the beat drops, and “THE AMERICAN DRAGON” DANIEL BRYAN steps out onto the stage to a mixed reaction, his golden championship on his shoulder and PAUL HEYMAN by his side.

Lilian Garcia:
And his opponent… being accompanied to the ring by Paul Heyman… weighing in at 210 pounds… “The American Dragon” Daniel Bryan!

Dragon steps into the ring and raises his title as “THE FINAL COUNTDOWN” is yelled out over the speaker, as the smarks in the crowd chant along.

Jim Ross:
Impressive. This kid, Daniel Bryan, has been damned impressive, and it’s only a matter of time before he’s in the main event! But he’s got a hell of a challenger in front of him.

Tully Blanchard:
His toughest yet, J.R. Ken Doane is a former Intercontinental Champion and one of the best, young wrestlers going. But under “American Dragon Rules,” I’m not sure what to expect from Doane.



American Dragon “Championship” Match:
“The American Dragon” Daniel Bryan (w/Paul Heyman) defends against Ken Doane

The American Dragon and the twenty-two year old phenomenon circle one another, trying to get a feel for each other. The two finally stop, and lock up in the middle of the ring with a collar and elbow tie up.

Bryan wastes no time, quickly utilizing a go behind, locking his hands around the waist of Doane. To Kenny’s credit, he’s no slouch in the ring himself, and SNAPMARES Bryan to the canvas!

Both men quickly scramble back up their feet, and Doane sweeps the legs out from under Bryan, putting him on his back! Kenny quickly covers, but barely gets a one count, before both men are back up and on their feet!

Doane wastes no time, and goes for an early CLOTHESLINE – but Dragon ducks it… and THEN PLANTS DOANE WITH A TIGER SUPLEX!!!

The audience “oohs” and “ahs” at the awkward way that Doane lands on his neck, but the American Dragon couldn’t give less of a fuck. He quickly goes over to the former Intercontinental Champion and applies a crucifix… before he begins to rain down ELBOWS ONTO HIS SKULL!!!

ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR… FIVE… SIX… SEVEN… EIGHT…

ALL COMING IN RAPID SUCCESSION—

AND DOANE HAS STOPPED MOVING!!!

The referee asks for Doane to respond, threatening to ring the bell, but Kenny says nothing, his face being ROCKED by Bryan’s elbows!!!

And the referee has no choice but to CALL FOR THE BELL!!!

WINNER: DANIEL BRYAN VIA REFEREE STOPPAGE at 1:19. BRYAN “RETAINS” AMERICAN DRAGON “CHAMPIONSHIP.”

The referee calls for the bell, and Bryan hits him with a couple of more elbows, before he finally breaks the hold.

Jim Ross:
My goodness! What are we seeing here!? What are we seeing!?

Tully Blanchard:
One minute, J.R. One minute! That’s how long it took Bryan to put away a former Intercontinental Champion.

Heyman snatches the title belt, and steps into the ring. He hands Bryan the title and raises his arm to another loud mixed reaction.

Jim Ross:
This kid is something special. I know Heyman always been prone to hyperbole… but he might be right when it comes to what he says about Daniel Bryan.

Tully Blanchard:
Jack Briscoe. My main man, Ric Flair. Bret “The Hitman” Hart. Kurt Angle. Daniel Bryan. Mark my words, J.R.

***

BACKSTAGE – INTERVIEW AREA

Todd Grisham stands by.

Todd Grisham:
The man that will put his WWE Title on the line against five other WWE superstars in our main event tonight inside the Elimination Chamber… the WWE Champion, John Bradshaw Layfield!

Cheers, as JBL steps in, title on shoulder, dressed to compete, sans Angelina Williams.

Todd Grisham:
JBL –

JBL:
Shut up, son.

Grisham shuts up.

JBL:
I know what I face tonight. I know what the Elimination Chamber can do to men. It tears flesh. It plays no favorites. It doesn’t matter whether you’re The People’s Champion, a daredevil, a playboy, The Boss, a whiny bitch, or a Wrestling God.

Layfield adjusts his title belt.

JBL:
The Elimination Chamber will make you bleed all the same.
I head into this match with my eyes completely open… and I have no fear. This WWE Championship means more to me than anything on the Planet Earth… and I’ll do whatever it takes to keep it.
Five men in an Elimination Chamber??
I’d beat twelve men in a VOLCANO to keep this WWE Title!

Crowd cheers

JBL:
Tonight is not the end; It’s only the beginning.


JBL takes off…

***

BACKSTAGE – MVP LOCKER ROOM

MVP lies out on a massage table, face down, a towel wrapped around his waist as Layla massages his temples, Brooke massages his shoulders, and Kelly massages his legs, with MVP moaning and groaning in pain.

In the corner, Luther Reigns is forced to attend to himself, an ice bag over his head, as he clutches onto his ribs…

***

***TIME TO ROCK AND ROLL***

Boos ring out all throughout the arena, as TRISH STRATUS steps out onto the stage. Trish isn’t alone, however, as NATALYA NEIDHART and BETH PHOENIX accompany her on her trek to the ring.

Lilian Garcia:
Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is to crown the WWE Divas Champion! Introducing first… from Toronto, Ontario, Canada… Trish Stratus!

Trish enters the ring, and raises her arms, smirk on her face, boos from the crowd.

Jim Ross:
Just to get you caught up, ladies and gentlemen. Victoria, our Women’s Champion, left the company after deciding there wasn’t enough talent without Mickie James.

Tully Blanchard:
Now, Trish Stratus and Lita, two of the greatest WWE Divas of all-time have made it to the finals of a tournament to crown the first ever WWE Divas Champion.

***LOVEFURYPASSIONENERGY***

LITA, the girlfriend of the most hated man on the RAW roster, is greeted with a mixed reaction as she steps onto the stage.

Lilian Garcia:
And her opponent… from Atlanta, Georgia… Lita!

Lita slides in the ring, and she comes face to face with her nemesis…

Jim Ross:
No matter the moral codes of these two, I can honestly say that I am a fan. This has been one of the greatest rivalries in the history of female wrestling, and we’re gonna get another chapter tonight.

Tully Blanchard:
Trish and Lita have gone back and forth for seven years, and they’ve always been pretty even… here we go again…



Divas Championship Match:
Lita vs. Trish Stratus (w/Natalya Neidhart & Beth Phoenix)

The two rivals have been meeting and battling in the squared circle for the better part of a decade now, but tonight is a bit different, as two of the greatest divas of all time meet to crown the first ever Divas Champion. Trish and Lita step toward the middle of the ring, and though the crowd isn’t entirely sure how to react to Lita, the majority take the side of the redhead due to Stratus’ “cuntiness.”

With Beth Phoenix and Nattie Neidhart watching on the outside, Trish and Lita finish exchanging words and lock up in the middle of the ring with a collar and elbow tie up. The two jostle for position, and Trish quickly goes behind with a waistlock. Stratus looks at the crowd with a smirk, but she’s not smiling for long, as Lita NAILS her with a HARD back elbow! Then another!

She breaks Trish’s hold, and then looks to shoot off the ropes, but Stratus GRABS LITA’S HAIR, and YANKS her down to the canvas onto her back!! The crowd boos, while Trish lets out a full-blown smile now. Trish then hits off the ropes – only for Lita to lean back and TAKE TRISH DOWN with a MONKEY FLIP!!

Both divas get back up to their feet, and Trish charges, looking for a CLOTHESLINE – but Lita ducks it. With Trish leaned up against the ropes, Lita charges and TAKES TRISH OUT THE RING WITH A CLOTHESLINE!!

The crowd cheers as Trish sprawls on the outside, shaken up a bit. Her two female cohorts come to her aid, and help the six-time Women’s Champion up to her feet and check on her safety. Stratus lets them know she’s alright, and climbs back onto the apron. Lita attempts to approach, but Trish tells the ref to get her back, and the jabroni referee does as he’s told, telling Lita to allow Trish to get in the ring.

Stratus climbs into the ring, and moves the hair out of her face before approaching the center of the ring again. Trish is ready for another collar and elbow tie up, but Lita wants none of it, kicking Trish in the gut! Lita then grabs the hand of her main rival and goes to shoot her into the ropes, but Trish counters, sending Lita in! Trish then quickly grabs a hold of the referee as NATALYA TRIPS LITA and PULLS HER OUT OF THE RING!!

The crowd boos while Stratus keeps the referee distracted, and Nattie lifts Lita back up to her feet. Natalya then scoops Lita up and SLAMS HER ONTO THE GROUND with a body slam!! It’s then Beth’s turn and The Glamazon lifts Lita up to her feet and then PRESSES LITA ABOVE her head… before DROPPING HER, allowing Lita’s FACE to SLAM off of the apron!!!!

The crowd groans.

The move looked nasty.

And Lita’s lip has been busted open on that move as well. Nothing too bad, but holy crap, that hurt.

Nattie and Beth lift Lita back up, and toss Lita back into the ring, and Trish finally lets the referee get back to doing his job. Too little, too late for the ref though as the damage has been done.

Trish coolly and calmly saunters back over to Lita, taking in all the boos from the crowd. Stratus reaches down and grabs Lita before bringing her back to the middle of the ring. She then gets down and covers her, forearm to the face.

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NO!

Lita kicks out! Trish shakes her head, a little disappointed, but far from f...trated. The match is in the bag. She gets back up to her feet, and then lifts Lita back up to a vertical base as well.

Trish then nails Lita with a forearm shot! Then another! Then another, backing Lita up against the ropes! Stratus then rears back, and delivers a scintillating knife-edged CHOP to the chest of Lita, getting a “WOOOO!” from the crowd. Trish then delivers another CHOP, getting the same response form the crowd.

The Queen of Queens then grabs the hand of Lita and shoots the redhead into the ropes. Lita comes back, and Trish leaps up – taking Lita down with an AIR CANADA – A LOU THESZ PRESS, before she begins raining down HARD RIGHT HANDS onto the face of Lita!

Trish gets back up to her feet, and is loving every minute of it, strolling around the ring as the crowd rains down heat upon her. Trish then puts her hands on her knees – stalking Lita… waiting for her to get back up to her feet.

Phoenix watches with her arms folded, while Nattie is downright giddy, ready for Trish to bring the title home. Lita staggers back up to her feet…

AND TRISH THROWS THE CHICK KICK—

BUT LITA DUCKS OUT OF THE WAY!

Trish turns around to face Lita, and WHAM! The redheaded diva NAILS her with right forearm! Then another! Then another! Lita then backs Trish up, grabs her hand and shoots her into the corner! Lita then CHARGES IN as well… but Trish LIFTS LITA UP… and DROPS HER ONTO THE TURNBUCKLE!!!

Lita staggers backward and collapses in the middle of the ring! Trish quickly scurries over and covers Lita, hooking the far leg for leverage!

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NO!

Lita kicks out! Trish looks at the referee with disgust, and he holds up two fingers, assuring her of the count. The three time Babe of the Year then lifts Lita back up to a vertical base, and shoots her into the corner. Trish then CHARGES IN, but this time it’s Lita who counters, leaping up, and countering into a SUNSET FLIP!!

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NO!

Trish rolls out, getting back up to her feet, as does Lita. Stratus readies to attack, but Lita beats her to it, leaping up and NAILING TRISH with a DROPKICK!

Both divas get back up to their feet again, and Lita repeats her actions, TAKING TRISH DOWN with another DROPKICK!

This time, Trish isn’t so fast to get up, holding her chest in pain, while Lita is already up to a vertical base, and steps out onto the apron. She climbs the turnbuckle and waits as Trish slowly but surely makes it back up to her feet. Stratus finally gets up and LITA LEAPS OFF THE TOP—

LOOKING FOR A CROSSBODY—

BUT TRISH MOVES OUT OF THE WAY!!

LITA CRASHES AND BURNS!!!

Trish looks at the crowd… and takes a bow, once more being roundly booed. What an awesome cunt. Stratus then once more readies for the Chick Kick, stalking Lita, who’s clearly dazed and confused. Lita staggers back up and Trish POUNCES—

LOOKING FOR THE CHICK KICK—

BUT LITA DUCKS IT!!!

Trish turns around—

KICK TO THE GUT—

LITA GOES FOR THE TWIST OF FATE—

AND HITS IT!!!!

The crowd pops while Nattie completely freaks out at ringside. Lita shakes off the effects that this match has had on her, and rolls Trish over, hooking the far leg for a cover.

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THRE--NO!

TRISH KICKS OUT! BARELY.

The disappointment in Lita’s face is palpable as is the compete relief in the face of Neidhart. To her credit, Beth has remained rather stone-faced throughout all of this, watching the proceedings with a causal indifference.

Lita gets back up to her feet, and grabs Trish, bringing the blonde-haired bitch back up to her feet as well. Lita then scoops her up, and SLAMS Trish back down to the canvas with a BODY SLAM!

Lita then steps out onto the apron, and begins to climb to the top turnbuckle – perhaps, ready to put this match away with her finisher. Smartly, Nattie reacts as such and runs over to where Lita is, YELLING at the diva at the top of her lungs. Lita and Natalya go back and forth for a bit – allowing Trish to get back up to her feet.

The six-time Women’s Champion runs over to Lita and knocks both of her legs out from under her, CROTCHING Lita on the top turnbuckle!! Stratus smiles at her handiwork and moves Lita’s legs from the outside of the ropes to the inside. Trish then backs up before moving forward, HANDSTANDING on the bottom ropes… before SHE TAKES LITA DOWN WITH THE STRATUSPHERE!!!

Lita lands flat on her back in the middle of the ring after the headscissors take down. Trish wastes absolutely no time, and grabs Lita bringing her back up to her feet. She wraps her arm around the head of Lita, and points to the sky while looking at the crowd. Boos ring out all throughout the arena as Trish moves toward the turnbuckle and LEAPS OFF THE TOP ONE—

GOING FOR THE STRATUSFACTION—

BUT LITA SHOVES HER OFF AND ONTO THE CANVAS!!!

Stratus lands on her gorgeous backside, much to the delight of the crowd. Trish gets back up, and Lita kicks her in the gut, and wraps her arm around her head—

LOOKING FOR THE LITA DDT—

AND HITS IT!!!

LITA SPIKES TRISH IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING, and quickly covers her, hooking the near leg.

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THREE—
NO!

NATTIE PUTS TRISH’S FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!!!

Boos ring out, while Lita stares at Natalya. Nattie shrugs her shoulder, playing innocent. Lita shakes her head, grabs Trish and drags her to the center of the ring, before covering her once more, hooking both legs.

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THREE—
NO!

Trish kicks out this time! Lita shakes her head in f...tration while J.R. rightly points out that the extra time that Trish got to recover has saved the Divas Championship for her. Lita gets up to her feet, and then grabs Stratus, bringing her main rival back up to a vertical base as well.

Lita then sticks Trish in between her legs and takes a deep breath, ready to end this thing. Lita then LIFTS TRISH UP—

GOING FOR A LITA BOMB—

BUT TRISH LANDS ON HER FEET!!!

TRISH THEN GOES FOR THE CHICK KICK—

AND HITS IT!!!!

Trish then collapses on top of Lita…

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THREE!!!!

WINNER: TRISH STRATUS VIA PIN FALL at 8:29. TRISH STRATUS WINS DIVAS CHAMPIONSHIP.

Stratus rolls off of Lita and lies on her back, gigantic smile coming across her face.

Jim Ross:
It took a lot of help. A lot of help from Natalya. A lot of help from Beth Phoenix. But Trish Stratus, the six-time Women’s Champion, is our first ever Divas Champion.

Trish gets handed the new Divas Title belt, and she raises it above her head, as Nattie and Beth join her in the ring.

Tully Blanchard:
Lita was certainly game tonight, and these two great rivals did not disappoint here tonight, but Trish Stratus is our Divas Champion.

Trish takes herself a bow, once more being roundly booed as we fade out…

***

BACKSTAGE – INTERVIEW AREA

Ranjin Singh stands by with MELINA and JOHN MORRISON.

Ranjin Singh:
I’m here with Melina and one of the men in the Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Title tonight, John Morrison. Guys, many consider John Morrison to be the underdog heading into this match, I—

Melina:
The underdog?? Idiots consider John Morrison to be the underdog. John Morrison is the most athletic, the most gifted, the best looking, the fastest and the quickest superstar in the WWE.

Crowd boos. Morrison poses.

Melina:
I think everybody already knows that. But what people don’t know is that John Morrison is also the toughest superstar in the WWE.

JoMo nods.


Melina:
The Guru of Greatness was the only survivor in his match at Survivor Series – a match also involving Christopher Daniels, MVP and RVD. John Morrison defeated Kurt Angle. John Morrison is a former WWE Tag Team Champion, and a former Intercontinental Champion. So get the fact straight, Singh

She says with complete disgust.

Melina:
While idiots may think that John Morrison is the underdog, The Shaman of Sexy, The Monday Night Delight, The Guru of Greatness is leaving the Elimination Chamber with the WWE Championship.

More boos as Morrison and Melina walk off…

***

BACKSTAGE - HALLWAY

With his trademark evil grin on his face, PAUL HEYMAN stands in front of DANIEL BRYAN… AND THE BIG SHOW.

Paul Heyman:
That’s exactly what I’m talking about! Greatness knows no bounds! Ken Doane, the former Intercontinental Champion, the twenty two year old phenom DESTROYED, DEMOLISHED, EMBARRASSED by The American Dragon in one minute! One minute!

Bryan nods his head.

Paul Heyman:
And that’s just the beginning. I don’t pick losers. Tonight, we’re going to be going two for two, because this man, the largest athlete in the world, the most intimidating superstar of all time, the walking and talking weapon of mass destruction himself, The Big Show, is going to take the Olympic Gold Medalist… the FORMER greatest technical wrestler in the world, and toss him to the side – right in his hometown – before he gets what rightfully belongs to him: Umaga.

Show nods along now, too.

The Big Show:
It took me a long time to get back. And I plan on taking each and every agonizing, painful, stressful moment of my rehab out on Angle and Umaga tonight.

Heyman nods.

Paul Heyman:
Then let’s get to it.

Heyman gives Bryan a nod, and Heyman and Show walk off for their match up, leaving The Dragon alone.

***

***CRANK IT UP***

Massive pyro goes off as THE BIG SHOW steps out onto the stage to a mixed reaction. PAUL HEYMAN makes his second appearance in the arena of the night, accompanying Show.

Lilian Garcia:
The following contest is a Triple Threat Match and is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first… from Tampa, Florida… weighing in at 425 pounds… The Big Show!

Show steps over the top rope, and raises his massive hand into the air, to another mixed reaction.

Jim Ross:
The largest athlete in the world has got himself a beef with Umaga. Kurt Angle has got a beef with Big Show, and Armando Estrada and Umaga want Kurt Angle… so here we go.

Tully Blanchard:
It may sound pleasantly simple, J.R., but when these three super intense wrestlers get in that squared circle, I can guarantee it’ll be anything but pleasant.

***VIRTUAL VOODOO***

Big-time heat rings out as “THE SAMOAN BULLDOZER” UMAGA makes his way through the curtain and onto the stage, accompanied by ARMANDO ALEJANDRO ESTRADA.

Lilian Garcia:
And his opponent… from The Isle of Samoa… weighing in at 350 pounds… “The Samoan Bulldozer” Umaga!

Umaga and Estrada step into the ring, and AAE is talking all kinds of trash to Show and Estrada… from the safety of being behind Umaga.

Jim Ross:
This man has been undefeated since stepping foot into the WWE. Umaga has beaten Ric Flair. He’s beaten John Cena. He’s beaten Kurt Angle. He’s beaten Cactus Jack. He’s beaten Kane. What can’t this monster stand?

Tully Blanchard:
How about a five-hundred pound giant?

As Estrada, Heyman, Show and Mags wait in the ring… Pittsburgh comes alive…

“AN-GLE! AN-GLE! AN-GLE! AN-GLE!”

***MEDAL***

AN EXPLOSION

THE LOUDEST POP OF THE NIGHT

For “THE WRESTLING MACHINE” KURT ANGLE who steps out onto the stage, dressed in some new yellow and black attire, playing to his hometown crowd.

Lilian Garcia:
And their opponent… from PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA—

THUNDEROUS POP

Lilian Garcia:
Weighing in at 235 pounds… “The Wrestling Machine” KURT ANGLE!!!

Angle sets off his massive pyro at the midway point of the ramp, and continues toward the ring, eyeing up the two monsters on the inside of it.

Jim Ross:
This may just be the most decorated athlete in WWE history. Kurt Angle is an Olympic Gold Medalist, a Grand Slam Champion, a former King of the Ring, a Euro-Continental Champion, and one of the greatest World Champions this sport has ever seen… but his greatest accomplishment may have been making this beast Umaga tap out at Survivor Series.

Tully Blanchard:
And though it may not have counted in the record books, we all saw it… but with TWO monsters in the ring with him tonight… Angle just needs to survive.

Angle steps in… and the three superstars begin to eye one another up… with Heyman and Estrada taking their leave from the ring.



Triple Threat Match:
“The Wrestling Machine” Kurt Angle vs. The Big Show (w/Paul Heyman) vs. “The Samoan Bulldozer” Umaga (w/Armando Alejandro Estrada)

The bell rings… and Angle, Umaga and Show all move clockwise around the ring, attempting to get a feel for how this match will play out.

The Big Show then looks to Umaga… and motions his head toward Kurt Angle, possibly looking to make a deal.


“We get rid of him, then it’s me and you.”

It’s hard to make a deal with Umaga considering Mags may or may not speak English… but Umaga gets that something is up, and turns his head to Armando on the outside. Estrada makes a couple of movements with his hands, says a couple of words… and all of the sudden… Umaga and The Big Show approach Kurt Angle!!

Angle’s not waiting! He quickly approaches Umaga, going behind, and hits a BELLY TO BACK SLAM!!

The Big Show then throws a right hand, but Kurt ducks it, and grabs his leg!! He looks to pick Show off of his massive feet, but Show simply SLAMS DOWN onto Angle’s head with his giant right hand, taking the Olympian down to the canvas!

Show lifts Kurt up, and hits him with a right hand to the gut, sending Angle stumbling into the corner. Show follows him in, lifts Angle’s head and delivers a NASTY OVERHEAD CHOP to Angle’s chest!! The crowd lets out a “WOOOOO” but Show tells them to “shhh.” He lifts Angle’s head again… and delivers another OVERHEAD CHOP that echoes throughout the arena!

Show then grabs Angle’s hand and shoots him into the opposite corner. The Big Show CHARGES in… but Angle moves out of the way, and Show crashes into the corner! Kurt then delivers several kicks to the big man’s leg, looking to weaken him up!

Suddenly. UMAGA CHARGES INTO THE CORNER – but Kurt moves out of the way of that one as well, causing UMAGA TO SPLASH INTO THE BIG SHOW!!!

Angle, behind The Samoan Bulldozer, grabs a hold of Umaga around his waist… and plants Umaga with a GERMAN SUPLEX!!

Kurt then grabs The Big Show and pulls the big man out of the corner, NAILING him with a couple of hard RIGHT HANDS! Angle then backs Show up, and looks to shoot him off the ropes… but Show won’t move! Angle tries again… but Show still won’t move! The Big Show then LIFTS ANGLE OVER THE TOP ROPE AND OUT OF THE RING with SUPREME POWER!!

As Paul Heyman claps at ringside, The Big Show yells down to Kurt Angle, hyped up. The World’s Largest Athlete then turns around… right into a SIDEKICK FROM UMAGA!!!

Show collapses down into the middle of the ring like a ton of bricks, but The Samoan Bulldozer isn’t finished. He hits the ropes, comes back, leaps up AND SPLASHES ONTO THE BIG SHOW!!!

Umaga with the cover.

…………….
…1…
……………………
NO!

Big Show kicks out. Umaga lifts the giant up to his feet, and then shoots Show into the corner. Umaga CHARGES IN – LOOKING FOR AN AVALANCHE – but Show moves out of the way!!! With Umaga crashing in the corner, Show slaps him with a HARD OVERHAND CHOP, blistering the chest of The Samoan Bulldozer!

Show then pulls Mags out of the corner, scoops him up, and plants him in the middle of the ring with a BODY SLAM! Show then hits off the ropes, leaps up, and LANDS on Umaga with a hard ELBOW DROP!! Show then rolls over for the cover.

…1…
……………….
…2…
NO!

The Samoan Bulldozer kicks out, while Kurt Angle climbs the turnbuckle. The Big Show gets up to his feet… and ANGLE LEAPS OFF – LOOKING FOR A CROSSBODY – BUT SHOW CATCHES HIM – and SLAMS him to the canvas with a BODY SLAM!

The Big Show then lifts Angle up, and brings him over to the corner, so he can begin CHOKING Angle out with his gigantic boot!! The ref gives Show a five count, and Show finally stops. He grabs Angle’s hand and shoots Angle into the opposite corner.

With Umaga now on his way up, Show walks over and gives him a KNEE to the gut, before he shoots Umaga into the same corner as Angle. The Big Show then makes the train conductor motion and CHARGES INTO THE CORNER – NAILING BOTH WITH AN AVALANCHE!!!

Both Angle and Umaga stagger out of the corner, and Show hits off the ropes, before HE TAKES BOTH MEN DOWN WITH A CLOTHESLINE!!!

The Big Show looks around at the crowd, which gives him a mixed reaction. Show then looks to Heyman who smiles, and Show smiles as well… before he raises both hands into the air – his symbol for a chokeslam.

Both Angle and Umaga stagger up to their feet, spinning towards The Big Show – and Show GRABS BOTH AROUND THE THROAT – LOOKING FOR THE CHOKESLAM ON ANGLE AND MAGS – but the two fight, Angle kicking Show in the knee, while Umaga hits Show with right hands to the face!

Angle this Show with a right hand! Then Umaga hits Show with a right hand! Then Angle! Then Umaga! Angle! Umaga! Show staggers backward, pressed up against the ropes, and both men CHARGE FORWARD – TAKING THE BIG SHOW OVER THE TOP ROPE WITH A TANDEM CLOTHESLINE!!

Kurt Angle turns towards The Samoan Bulldozer, and the teamwork is over, as Umaga throws a CLOTHESLINE – but Angle DUCKS out of the way! Mags quickly recovers, throwing a second CLOTHESLINE – but Angle DUCKS that one as well!
Kurt then wraps his arms around the waist of The Samoan Bulldozer and lifts, popping those hips, taking Umaga over with a BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!!

Angle’s feeling it! He stomps his feet on the ground a couple of times, stalking Umaga, waiting for his rival to get up to his feet, as the crowd begins to buzz with anticipation. Umaga slowly but surely does…

AND ANGLE GOES FOR THE ANGLE SLAM –

But Umaga lands on his feet. The Samoan Bulldozer then ROCKS The Wrestling Machine with a SIDEKICK to the face, taking Angle down!

AAE lets out one of his cheesy and awesome grins, while Umaga goes to work, lifting Angle back up to his feet. He grabs the hand of The Wrestling Machine and shoots Angle into the corner. Umaga then lets out a ferocious YELL and then CHARGES INTO THE CORNER – NAILING ANGLE WITH AN AVALANCHE!!!

The former Olympic Gold Medalist drops down to the bottom turnbuckle, wracked with pain. Umaga then backs up… and CHARGES AHEAD AGAIN – NAILING KURT WITH A SAMOAN WRECKING BALL!!!!

The Samoan Bulldozer then pulls Angle out of the corner and covers him, his forearm pressed up against Kurt’s face.

…1…
………………..
…2…
……………
NO!

Kurt kicks out, but Umaga doesn’t waiver, and lifts Angle back up to his feet. He grabs a hold of Angle’s neck with his left hand, and holds out his right, ready for a Samoan Spike.

Mags then GOES FOR THE SPIKE - but Angle ducks it, goes behind, wraps his arms around Umaga’s waist – AND PLANTS UMAGA WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!!! The Wrestling Machine doesn’t let go, however, keeping his hands clasped together as he rotates his hips, bringing Umaga and himself back up. Kurt then gains his breath… AND PLANTS UMAGA WITH A SECOND GERMAN SUPLEX!!!

Kurt still doesn’t let go, and once more, brings The Samoan Bulldozer back up to his feet. As Angle readies for a third German… The Big Show is back in the ring, slowly moving towards Kurt! Angle spots him, drops Umaga to the canvas, avoids a Show clothesline, goes behind and grabs Show around the waist! The crowd begins to get to his feet, as Angle takes a deep breath… AND PLANTS THE BIG SHOW WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!!!

The Wrestling Machine gets up to his feet… and PULLS DOWN THE STRAP, causing the crowd to go wild. Angle then stomps in the ring, waiting on either Umaga or The Big Show to get back up to a vertical base.

The Samoan Bulldozer is the first one up to his feet…

AND ANGLE GOES FOR THE ANGLE SLAM—

AND HITS IT!!!!

Angle then turns toward the rising Big Show…

AND ANGLE GOES FOR THE ANGLE SLAM—

But Show lands behind him! Kurt spins around…

AND SHOW GOES FOR THE CHOKESLAM—

But Angle counters out of it, landing behind Show! Kurt then grabs a hold of Show’s boot…

AND PUTS SHOW IN THE ANKLE LOCK!!!!

He’s got it, and he’s got it in deep!! Heyman and AAE both know the match is up for grabs, and begin yelling things into the ring at their respective clients, while Angle and the audience wait for The Big Show to tap, as he yells out in pain…

………………………….
………….
………………….
…...


NO! Show won’t tap!

The Big Show uses his ridiculous size and strength to crawl his way toward the ropes… and he does begin to move, slowly but surely –

AND IS WITHIN A HAIR OF REACHING THE ROPES—

BEFORE ANGLE PULLS HIM BACK INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!!

Angle continues to TORQUE and TEAR at the ankle of the giant, as Show yells out in pain. The World’s Largest Athlete raises his right hand into the air… possibly ready to submit…

………………….
………….
………………………….
……

But NO! He won’t tap out!!

Angle’s had enough… and GRAPVINES THE LEG!!!!!

The audience roars, ready to see The Big Show tap out as there is absolutely nowhere to go once The Wrestling Machine applies the grapevine.

Show, yelling out, looks ready to submit, his right hand up one more time…

………………………
……………..
………….
………

UMAGA SPLASHES ON TOP OF ANGLE!!!

The crowd boos as the hold of The Wrestling Machine is finally broken, and The Big Show has been saved. The Samoan Bulldozer lifts Angle up to his feet, and tosses the Olympic Gold Medalist out of the ring, to the floor!!

AAE yells at Umaga to finish The Big Show, and The Samoan Bulldozer looks to do just that, bringing the limpy and gimpy big man up to his feet… and SHOW GRABS HIM AROUND THE THROAT…

LOOKING FOR THE CHOKESLAM ON UMAGA—

AND HITS IT!!!!

Show nails his finisher on the monstrous Umaga… but he can’t capitalize right away, favoring his leg after Angle’s ankle lock. Show does manage to get a hand over him eventually…

…1…
………………….
…2…
………………
THRENO!!!

Umaga kicks out!! Heyman’s face drops, though AAE’s shows signs of relief, both thinking that the undefeated streak of the Bulldozer was over. The Big Show staggers up to his feet, and then bends down, slowly bringing Umaga up as well.

Show then goes for a CLOTHESLINE – but Umaga ducks it… and then KICKS SHOW IN THE BACK OF THE LEG, sending the big man down to the canvas! The Samoan Bulldozer then mounts The Big Show and begins raining down FISTS onto the face of the five hundred pounder!!
Umaga hits a left! Then a right! Left! Right! Left! Right! Left! Right!

Umaga suddenly stops the savage beating, hearing the voice of AAE ring out. Mags looks over to Estrada… and he’s pointing… at Kurt Angle, who has now begun to climb the turnbuckle. Mags gets off of The Big Show, and moves over to Angle, nailing The Wrestling Machine with a right hand!

Umaga then CLIMBS THE TURNBUCKLE – ready to hit a potential SUPERPLEX ON ANGLE … but The Big Show is up… AND SLIDES UNDER UMAGA!!!!

In powerbomb position, Show takes a breath as the crowd gets up to it’s feet… AND EVERYBODY COMES OFF THE TOP – THE TOWER OF DOOM – POWERBOMB TO UMAGA – AND A SUPERPLEX TO KURT ANGLE!!!!!!

“HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!”

Angle and Umaga are completely laid out, while The Big Show isn’t exactly spry himself, clutching at his leg, as all of that weight most certainly took a lot out of him. After a few moments, The Big Show limps back up to his feet… as both The Wrestling Machine and The Samoan Bulldozer stagger back up to their feet as well.

Show moves toward Angle… and Kurt nails him with a right hand! Umaga then nails Show with a right hand! Then Kurt! Then Umaga! Then Kurt! Then Umaga! Kurt! Umaga!

SHOW THEN GRABS BOTH AROUND THE THROAT…

LOOKING FOR A DOUBLE CHOKESLAM—

BUT ANGLE KICKS SHOW IN THE LEG, TAKING HIM TO A KNEE!!!

Umaga then GRABS ANGLE…

LOOKING FOR A SAMOAN SPIKE—

BUT ANGLE DUCKS IT!

BUT SHOW THEN GRABS HIM AROUND THE NECK!

Umaga turns around…

AND SHOW GRABS HIM AROUND THE NECK…

LOOKING FOR A DOUBLE CHOKESLAM—

AND HITS IT!!!!!!!!!!

The crowd goes NUTS, as do the commentators, fawning over The Big Show’s strength, but Show goes to a knee clearly in pain, unable to capitalize right away. He shakes it off eventually, and gets an arm over Umaga.

…1…
…………………
…2…
………………..
THREENO!!!!!

UMAGA KICKS OUT!!!!

The Big Show then covers Angle.

…1…
…………………
…2…
………………..
THREENO!!!!!

ANGLE KICKS OUT!!!!

The Big Show slams his massive hands against the canvas, clearly f...trated and disappointed. Heyman tries to help him keep focus, yelling words of encouragement into the ring, as the World’s Largest Athlete returns to a vertical base.

Show then looks at his two incredible resilient competitors, looking to make a decision… and goes for Angle. He bends down, and lifts the prone Wrestling Machine back up to his feet… but Angle quickly grabs a hold of Show’s injured leg… and DELIVERS A DRAGON SCREW!!!

It didn’t look pretty, with The Big Show’s massive size slowing the move down, but it was effective, as Show sits up, holding his leg in pain. The Wrestling Machine goes over to Umaga, and lifts The Samoan Bulldozer up to a vertical base. Angle then hits Mags with a right hand! Then another right hand! Then another, backing Umaga up against the ropes!

Kurt then grabs Mags hand and looks to shoot him into the ropes, but Umaga counters, sending Angle in. Angle comes back, and Umaga goes for a CLOTHESLINE – but Angle ducks, ending up behind Umaga, and wraps his arms around his waist, looking for a GERMAN SUPLEX.

The Big Show gets back up to his feet… and LOADS UP A RIGHT HAND –

THE KNOCKOUT PUNCH –

AND NAILS UMAGA, TAKING HIM DOWN!!!

BIG SHOW THEN LOOKS TO HIT ANGLE –

SWINGING ANOTHER KO PUNCH –

BUT ANGLE DUCKS IT!!

ANGLE THEN LOOKS FOR THE ANGLE SLAM ON THE BIG SHOW—

AND HITS IT!!!!!

Show slams into the canvas, and Angle covers him, hooking his gigantic leg!!!

…1…
………………….
…2…
………….
THREE!!!!

WINNER: KURT ANGLE VIA PIN FALL at 12:09.

PITTSBURGH EXPLODES

Angle gets up to his feet and raises his arms into the air, yelling out a roar, basking in the cheers from the crowd.

Jim Ross:
Kurt Angle has done it!! Kurt Angle has pinned The Big Show, beating Show and Umaga here tonight.

Tully Blanchard:
Angle didn’t pin Umaga. The Bulldozer is still undefeated, and you know Angle wanted to do something about that, but he’s got to be happy with a victory here tonight in front of his hometown.

Angle leaves the ring, and heads back up to the ramp, slapping hands with the fans. Back at ringside, Estrada helps Umaga up to his feet, and to the outside of the ring, while Heyman checks on The Big Show.

Jim Ross:
This thing between Umaga and The Big Show is not over. Umaga and Estrada betrayed Show, and the giant wants revenge.

Tully Blanchard:
If he thinks he’s just gonna show up, and beat up Umaga, he’s got another thing coming, J.R. Umaga is undefeated for a reason… but that’s for another night, it’s Kurt Angle who picks up the win here tonight.

***

BACKSTAGE – INTERVIEW AREA

Todd Grisham stands by… with “THE RATED R SUPERSTAR” EDGE, who’s already dressed to compete, his leather trench coat on. He’s booed ferociously by the sold out audience.

Todd Grisham:
Edge, tonight you’re one of the six superstars in the Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship. Now, you lost the title at Survivor Series in a –

Edge:
I didn’t lose the title, four eyes. I was ROBBED. There is a difference. I lost my title in a fatal four way match, in which I didn’t have to be pinned or made to submit.

Grisham calmly brings the mic back to him.

Todd Grisham:
But, Edge… you were pinned at Survivor Series.

Edge turns, annoyed.

Edge:
Shut up! The fact of the matter is tonight, is an elimination match – THE elimination match… the Elimination Chamber. So nobody’s gonna be breaking up my pin fall. No one’s gonna interrupt my submission. I’m gonna go out there, and be allowed to be GREAT! Like I am, week in and week out, on a daily basis.

Edge b...hes the hair out of his face.

Edge:
There hasn’t been a more consistent superstar in this business. This year, The Rock and John Cena were part timers. This year, John Morrison and Jeff Hardy spent their time beneath me. This year, JBL was PATHETIC – until one, lucky win got him the WWE Championship. I have been on all year long.
I main evented the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, Backlash, Vengeance, SummerSlam, Unforgiven and Survivor Series! I reigned as the WWE Champion! I beat Cena, I beat Hardy, I beat MVP, RVD and Randy Orton. I have proven myself as not only the greatest wrestler in the WWE, but the most dominant superstar in WWE history, no matter what Austin and Hogan try to get you to believe.

Edge smirks.

Edge:
And tonight, it continues. Tonight, I WILL leave as the WWE Champion. Point blank… period.

Edge storms off, leaving Grisham to watch in silence…

***

Black screen…

Stephanie McMahon:
The World Heavyweight Championship…

Jonathan Coachman:
The WWE Title!

Vince McMahon:
This is WrestleMania!!!!

Jim Ross:
And the only way to get there is to take twenty nine other men and toss them over the top rope!!!

Tazz:
The winner gets their shot at the granddaddy of them all

Fade up from black to:

Ric Flair eliminates Sid Justice with Hulk Hogan’s assistance in 1992.

Bobby Heenan:
YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! I told you, Monsoon!!

Shawn Michaels superkicks Diesel over the top in 1996.

Curt Hennig:
I can’t believe it! Two years in a row! That’s impossible!

Stone Cold Steve Austin stuns The Rock and then tosses him over the top rope in 1998.

Jim Ross:
STONE COLD!! STONE COLD!!! STONE COLD!!!! IS GOING TO WRESTLEMANIAAA!!!

The Rock tosses The Big Show out in 2000.

Jim Ross:
The Rock! The Rock has won the Rumble!!

Triple H clothesline Kurt Angle out in 2002.

Jim Ross:
The Game! The Game has done it!!!

Batista eliminates Cena in 2005.

Jim Ross:
Batista eliminates Cena! It was not without controversy! But bah God, we know now who’s headed to the main event of WrestleMania!

And in 2007, Mr. Kennedy yanks down the top rope, last eliminating Kurt Angle.

Jim Ross:
Mr. Kennedy has done it!!! 29 WWE Superstars and it’s the fastest rising superstar in the WWE who wins this tremendous, star studded event!!

Howard Finkel:
This is the Royal Rumble!!!!



RR Poster Credit: The Phenom_Taker

ROYAL RUMBLE
January 27, 2008
Madison Square Garden - New York, New York

***

Lilian Garcia:
The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the Intercontinental Championship!

Crowd cheers

***I AM PERFECTION***

A decent enough reaction as DOLPH ZIGGLER strolls out from the curtain, hyped, ready for this match up.

Lilian Garcia:
Introducing first, the challenger… from Hollywood, Florida… weighing in at 213 pounds… Dolph Ziggler!

Ziggler climbs into the ring and plays to the crowd.

Jim Ross:
Dolph Ziggler has got a chance to make a quantum leap here tonight. He’s been impressive… but this is the night – pay per view – where stars are made.

Tully Blanchard:
With the gold on the line, you’ve gotta get it done. Extra money, extra notoriety, extra women. I loved being champion, J.R.

***DISPOSABLE TEENS***

A LOUD mixed reaction as “THE FALLEN ANGEL” CHRISTOPHER DANIELS steps out onto the stage, dressed in his robe. ALLISON DANGER is beside him, and holds his Intercontinental Championship.

Lilian Garcia:
And his opponent… accompanied to the ring by Allison Danger… from The City of Angels… weighing in at 210 pounds… he is the Intercontinental Champion… “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels!

Daniels steps into the ring with Danger. Allison hands the ref the title belt, while Daniels takes the hood off of his head.

Jim Ross:
Christopher Daniels has been dominance personified since he came in the WWE. He’s the greatest Cruiserweight Champion in WWE history in my opinion. He’s made a legacy for himself as the Intercontinental Champion, and he’s looking to make a statement against Dolph Ziggler here tonight.

Tully Blanchard:
It’s the old hat against the new guard here tonight. Both men are very, very talented. I think this one is gonna be a lot tougher for Daniels than a lot of people seem to think.

The ref raises the IC Title belt…



Intercontinental Championship Match:
“The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels(w/Allison Danger) defends against Dolph Ziggler

The Fallen Angel and Dolph Ziggler meet in the middle of the ring, and the trash talk between the confident/cocky superstars soon begins, with neither man backing down.
The two back up a bit… and then lock up in a collar and elbow tie up. The two jostle for position a bit, until Daniels gives up on the entire encounter, locking Ziggler in a HEADLOCK.

Zig reaches up, looking to get out of it, but the grip of The Fallen Angel is rather tight. Ziggler takes a different approach, and backs up against the ropes, before he shoots Daniels off. The Intercontinental Champion comes back, and Ziggler hits a SHOULDER BLOCK, taking Daniels down!

Dolph gives the champ a bit of a smirk, before he hits off the ropes. Daniels rolls onto his stomach, and Ziggler leaps over the top of him, hitting the ropes again. Daniels pops back up to his feet, and once Ziggler comes back, Daniels leapfrogs him, and Dolph hits the ropes again. The Fallen Angel doesn’t turn around, and simply LEAPFROGS him again. The challenger hits the ropes one more time, and this time, Daniels leaps up, and ROCKS Ziggler with a DROPKICK, taking the confident young man down to the canvas!

The Fallen Angel looks to the crowd and lets out a smirk, getting a mixed reaction from the crowd – cheers from the smarks like myself, but boos from everybody else. Daniels then looks at the recovering Ziggler who gets back up to his feet, perhaps realizing he has indeed stepped up a level in this match, going one on one with one of the best wrestlers on planet Earth.

The champion and challenger once more move towards the middle of the squared circle… and once more lock up in a collar and elbow tie up. The two jostle for position for a bit… and this time, it’s Ziggler who locks in the HEADLOCK.

The Fallen Angel doesn’t waste anytime trying to muscle out of it, instead, backing Ziggler up, and shoots him into the ropes. Dolph hits the ropes and comes back, and Daniels goes for a CLOTHESLINE – but Ziggler ducks it. Daniels turns around, and Ziggler goes for a DROPKICK – but Daniels avoids it, and Ziggler lands on the canvas. The Fallen Angel quickly tries to follow up, looking for an ELBOW DROP – but Ziggler rolls out of the way!

Both the champion and challenger get back up to a vertical base, and Daniels locks in another HEADLOCK, before he takes Ziggler down with a headlock takedown! Dolph wraps his legs around Daniels’ head, forcing him to break his grip! Daniels kicks out of it, and both men get back up to their feet! Zig SWEEPS him down to the canvas, and covers him, but he barely gets a one count, before Daniels kicks out of it, getting back up to his feet… and The Fallen Angel locks in another HEADLOCK!

The crowd applauds the wrestling of both superstars, as Daniels wrenches in the hold. Ziggler COUNTERS the hold, getting The Fallen Angel in a hammerlock. Daniels scrunches up his face in anger, while Dolph looks impressed with himself.
Daniels doesn’t plan on staying in the hold for long – and HITS Ziggler with a BACK ELBOW… then ANOTHER, breaking his grip!

Daniels then shoots off the ropes. Once he comes back, Ziggler drops down, allowing Daniels to run over him, and hit the ropes again. Ziggler leaps up… looking for another DROPKICK – but Daniels has held on to the ropes, and Ziggler slams into the canvas, hitting the back of his head.
The Fallen Angel looks at the crowd and points at his head, selling his smarts to the crowd, much to the delight of very few.

Daniels then walks over to Ziggler and lifts the young superstar up to his feet. He measures Ziggler, and then nails him with a FOREARM SHOT to the face! And then another FOREARM SHOT! Ziggler is clearly stunned and Daniels grabs him by the back of the head, before he tosses him through the ropes, and to the outside of the ring!

Dolph sprawls on the outside, while inside the ring, The Fallen Angel takes the opportunity and takes a breather, leaning against the ropes, looking out into the crowd. The referee begins his ten count on Ziggler.

One… two… three…

Ziggler makes it back up to his knees, and the Intercontinental Champion rolls out of the ring.

Daniels knees Ziggler in the gut… and then hits him with another knee. The Fallen Angel then brings him over to the fan barricade and scoops him up… before he drops him FACE FIRST against the barricade!

Dolph falls back down to the ground, and The Fallen Angel rolls back into the ring. The crowd boos Daniels as he once more leans against the ropes, using the time he’s bought himself to take a breather, while the referee once more begins his count out of Dolph.

One… two… three… four…

Dolph slowly begins to get back up to a vertical base, and the IC Champion knows that break time is over. Daniels rolls out of the ring, meeting Ziggler. Dolph throws a right hand, but Daniels blocks it, and nails him with one of his own! The Fallen Angel then grabs Dolph by the back of the head, and SLAMS HIM INTO THE TURN POST!!

Ziggler once more falls to the floor after his face collides with the steel object. Daniels has a look at Allison Danger, his partner in crime, and she applauds. With that, The Fallen Angel climbs back into the ring and poses, getting more and more heat from the fans. The ref once more begins his ten count…


One… two… three… four… five…

Ziggler staggers back up to a vertical base once more, and Daniels plays like he’s annoyed… then smirks as he leaves the ring yet again. He KNEES Ziggler in the gut, keeling the youngster over. He then grabs Dolph’s hand, and looks to shoot him INTO THE STEEL STEPS – BUT DOLPH COUNTERS – AND SENDS DANIELS IN!!!

The crowd roars as Daniels’ shoulder CRASHES into the steel, knocking the top part of the steps off of the base!
Ziggler lets out a yell, and the crowd gets behind him, quite sick of Daniels at the moment. The challenger lifts The Fallen Angel up to his feet, and tosses Daniels under the bottom rope, back into the ring.

Ziggler follows in as well, and waits on Daniels as he stumbles back up to a vertical base, clearly favoring his elbow. Daniels turns towards Ziggler, and Dolph nails him with a right hand to the face! Then another right hand! Then another! Dolph then grabs Daniels by the hand and shoots the champion into the corner.

Ziggler follows him in, and peppers Daniels with another right, and another! But The Fallen Angel has had enough. He grabs Dolph and switches positions with him! It’s Daniels who now throws the rights, nailing Dolph with a couple to the face!

Ziggler then switches places once more, nailing Daniels with hard rights and lefts, showing the first signs of true fire in this match up. After six or seven punches, Daniels has clearly been staggered, and the challenger looks to take advantage. He pulls Daniels out of the corner, towards the middle of the ring, and scoops The Fallen Angel up, before he slams him to the canvas with a BODY SLAM!
Ziggler then leaps up, getting as much air as he can, before he crashes down onto Daniels with an ELBOW DROP! Daniels convulses like he’s just been shot and Ziggler covers him, putting his forearm in the champ’s face.

…1…
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…2 - NO!

Daniels gets his shoulder up. Ziggler takes a breath and lifts Daniels back up to his feet. He hits Chris with a couple of hard right hands, backing the challenger up, before he grabs Daniels hand and shoots him into the corner. Ziggler then backs up into the opposite corner, and CHARGES AHEAD, getting a full head of steam, before he leaps up – LOOKING FOR THE STINGER SPLASH – but Daniels moves out of the way, causing Dolph to slam into the turnbuckle!

Dolph staggers backward out of the corner, clutching his chest, but Daniels doesn’t let him regain his wits about himself, and instead, leaps up, nailing Ziggler with a DROPKICK to his back!!

The impact causes Ziggler’s chest to once more hit the turnbuckle… and once more, Daniels isn’t done. He grabs a hold of Ziggler and tosses him SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE STEEL POST!!!

Ziggler hits the post with such impact, the momentum causes him to slump out onto the ring apron… and then down to the floor, landing right in front of Allison Danger.
Danger bends down, shaking her head in disapproval at Ziggler. Daniels then climbs onto the apron, with his back to Ziggler, waiting for Dolph to get up.

After a couple of moments… Ziggler begins to stagger back up to his feet and Danger yells out “NOW!” The Fallen Angel bursts into action, LEAPING ONTO THE TOP ROPE – AND COMING DOWN ON ZIGGLER WITH A SPLIT-LEGGED MOONSAULT TO THE OUTSIDE!!!!!

The crowd applauds the ridiculously athletic move, and Daniels gets up to his feet pretty quickly, slapping five with Danger. The Intercontinental Champion then lifts Dolph back up to his feet, and tosses the blonde-haired superstar back in the ring. Daniels follows him in, and covers him, forearm to the face!

…1…
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…2…
NO!

Dolph kicks out. Daniels shakes his head, and pops back up to his feet. He lets out a smirk, and then, lifts Ziggler back up to his feet. The Fallen Angel scoops Ziggler up, and slams him to the canvas with a BODY SLAM! Daniels then steps out onto the ring apron, and SLINGSHOTS over the top rope, before he comes CRASHING DOWN onto Dolph’s neck with a LEG DROP! Daniels then floats over into another cover!

…1…
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…2…
NO!

Ziggler kicks out again. Daniels takes a breath and gets back up to his feet. he drags the prone Dolph up as well, and nails the youngster with a forearm to the face! Then another forearm! Then one more, backing Dolph up! He then SPINS, and hits a BIG FOREARM to the face, knocking Ziggler all the way back into the corner!

The Intercontinental Champion then lifts Ziggler up and onto the top turnbuckle. Daniels looks Dolph in the face, making sure he is indeed on Dream Street and leaps up, NAILING him in the face with a DROPKICK! The Fallen Angel then looks at the crowd with another smirk, impressed with himself, as is Danger, as is a decent portion of the audience.

The IC Champ then climbs the turnbuckle as well and facelocks Ziggler, before he tosses Dolph’s other arm over the back of his neck. The crowd begins to get to its feet… as Daniels is readying for a SUPERPLEX.

Daniels lifts… but Ziggler refuses to be moved. Daniels lifts again… and once more, Dolph won’t go. F...trated, The Fallen Angel hits him with a couple of right hands to the gut, and tries to lift him again… but once more, Dolph refuses to go!

This time, it’s Ziggler who shows the fight! He hits Daniels with a right hand! Then another right hand! Then another right hand… and then A HEADBUTT, knocking Daniels loopy. Ziggler then PUSHES Daniels off of the turnbuckle and to the canvas below!

Dolph then climbs to the top turnbuckle, steadying his two feet, while Daniels rolls over onto his hands and knees. While Ziggler stands straight up on the turnbuckle, showing supreme confidence, Daniels staggers back up to his feet… and turns around…

DOLPH LEAPS OFF THE TOP — LOOKING FOR A CROSSBODY – AND HITS IT!!!!

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…2…
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NO!

Daniels kicks out!!

Both men get back up to their feet – Daniels faster than Dolph – and it’s Daniels who reacts first, kicking Ziggler in the gut! The Fallen Angel then measures him… AND PLANTS HIM WITH STO!!!
Daniels then looks to the crowd, and makes the motion that this match is over, and they boo as they should, while Danger applauds, as she should.

The Fallen Angel lifts Ziggler back up and tucks him in between his legs. He then hooks Dolph’s arms – LOOKING FOR THE ANGEL’S WINGS…

But Dolph fights it, dropping to a knee so he cannot be lifted! Daniels lets one of his arms go, so he can CLUB AWAY at the back of Dolph and then once more hooks him, LOOKING FOR THE ANGEL’S WINGS…

But once more, Ziggler fights it. Daniels lets go of both hands, and instead, grabs Ziggler by the back of the head, DELIVERING PUNISHING KNEES to the chest of Ziggler!! Daniels then once more… LOOKS FOR THE ANGEL’S WINGS…

BUT DOLPH TAKES HIM UP AND OVER WITH A BACK BODY DROP!!

The crowd cheers as Dolph connects on a last ditch effort to avoid the finish. The Fallen Angel staggers back up to his feet, and Ziggler quickly reacts, leaping up and NAILING DANIELS WITH A DROPKICK! Ziggler and Daniels get back up again and Dolph NAILS DANIELS WITH ANOTHER DROPKICK!!

With The Fallen Angel reeling, Dolph stays on the attack. He grabs the champion by the hand and shoots The Fallen Angel into the corner. Dolph then CHARGES ahead and leaps up, NAILING DANIELS WITH THE STINGER SPLASH!!!

Ziggler quickly grabs The Fallen Angel and shoots him into the opposite corner. Once more, Ziggler charges in, leaps up, AND HITS A SECOND STINGER SPLASH!!!

The champion staggers out of the corner, and Ziggler kicks him in the gut. With Daniels keeled over, Ziggler leaps up – LOOKING FOR THE FAMEASSER –

But Daniels moves out of the way. Behind Dolph, Daniels grabs the challenger – LOOKING FOR THE LAST RITES –

But Ziggler counters! He spins out of it, getting Daniels in suplex position and lifts him up, PLANTING The Fallen Angel with a VERTICAL SUPLEX!! Ziggler then looks around to the crowd, holding his elbow in the air, as everyone wonders what the fuck he’s doing.

Ziggler then drops an ELBOW DROP on the chest of Daniels! Then another! Then another! Then a fourth! Then a fifth! Then a sixth! Then a seventh! Then an eighth! Then a ninth! He then gets up and does a twirl before he LEAPS high into the air, NAILING A BIG ELBOW DROP ON DANIELS!!! While Danger covers her face, nervous, Ziggler covers Daniels, hooking both legs for leverage!!

…1…
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…2…
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NO!

Daniels kicks out!! Ziggler slaps his hands on the canvas, f...trated, and then gets back up to his feet. He reaches down, and pulls Daniels’ dead weight back up to his feet… only to have The Fallen Angel RAKE HIS EYES!!

The crowd boos Daniels but the maneuver clearly worked, buying the IC Champion some time. The Fallen Angel kicks Ziggler in the gut, and then shoots him into the corner. Daniels then CHARGES IN – but Ziggler moves out of the way!
Dolph then hits off the ropes, comes back, and nails Daniels with a CLOTHESLINE! The Fallen Angel staggers back up to his feet, and the challenger takes him down with another CLOTHESLINE!

Once more, Daniels staggers back up to a vertical base, and Dolph backs him up against the ropes before he shoots him off. The Fallen Angel comes back, and Dolph scoops him up AND PLANTS HIM WITH A POWERSLAM!!! Ziggler hooks the far leg for the cover!

…1…
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…2…
……………
NO!

Daniels kicks out!

Ziggler gets up to his feet, and looks around at the audience. He makes the “Its over” motion with his hands and then waits, stalking the Intercontinental Champion. Daniels staggers to the ropes, using them to help himself up as Dolph waits on him, staying out of The Fallen Angel’s sight the entire time. Daniels eventually staggers to the middle of the ring, and…

ZIGGLER GOES FOR THE ZIG ZAG –

BUT DANIELS TOSSES HIS ARMS OFF!!

Daniels turns around to face him, and throws a right hand, but Ziggler ducks it, and rocks Daniels with right hands of his own. He then grans the hand of The Fallen Angel and shoots the Intercontinental Champion into the ropes! He waits on Daniels to come back, but smartly, The Fallen Angel grabs a hold of the ropes, stopping his momentum.

Ziggler charges at Daniels, but the champion lifts Ziggler up – TOSSING HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE – BUT ZIGGLER LANDS ON HIS FEET ON THE APRON! Daniels tries to nail him with a right hand, but Ziggler blocks it, and hits The Fallen Angel with a right! Then another right! Then another! And another! Dolph then looks for a big one… but Daniels goes low, hitting him with a KNEE TO THE GUT in between the ropes!

Daniels then grabs Ziggler and looks to VERTICAL SUPLEX DOLPH IN THE RING – but Dolph fights it, using his foot to lock onto the bottom rope! Daniels tries again, and Dolph blocks again!

Ziggler then hits a couple of right hands to the gut of Daniels softening him up. Then it’s the challenger who gets into position. He grabs Daniels… AND DELIVERS A VERTICAL SUPLEX – SENDING DANIELS FROM INSIDE THE RING TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING!!!!

Daniels crash lands on the outside, and the crowd pops as Dolph has once more found himself in the driver’s seat of this match up after a long while. Allison quickly runs over to Daniels and checks on the Intercontinental Champion. Ziggler looks back and tells her to move out of the way, before he begins CLIMBING TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!

Allison refuses to move, and soon enough, Daniels begins to get up as well. Ziggler steadies himself on top, and once more tells Allison to move… and once more, she refuses.

Ziggler then LEAPS OFF THE TOP –

GOING FOR A FLYING CLOTHESLINE OR A PLANCHA –

AND ALLISON MOVES –

BUT SO DOES CHRISTOPHER DANIELS –

AND ZIGGLER CRASHES AND BURNS ON THE FLOOR!!!!

The crowd “oohs” and “ahs” at the way that Ziggler lands on at the outside, as Dolph lays on the floor, out of it. The Fallen Angel slowly gets back up to his feet and rolls back to the inside of the ring. Daniels tells Danger to go around on the other side, and she does what she’s told. The Fallen Angel stands with his back to Ziggler, facing Allison… waiting…

Slowly but surely, Ziggler gets up to his feet… and Danger gives Daniels a head nod.

The Fallen Angel RUNS toward Danger, hitting her side of the ropes. Daniels springs off, AND CHARGES TOWARDS ZIGGLER –

LEAPING THROUGH THE ROPES –

WITH A SUICIDE DIVE –

AND TAKES OUT THE CHALLENGER!!!!

The crowd pops as Daniels and Ziggler lie out on the outside. The referee begins his ten count…

One… two… three… four…

Daniels has made it back up to his feet, and rolls into the ring. “Count him out, ref,” says Daniels, whom lies on his back in the ring.

Five… six…

Ziggler makes it back up to his hands and knee…

Seven… eight…

He’s back up to his feet...

Nine… t—

ZIGGLER MAKES IT BACK INTO THE RING!!!

The Mellon Arena roars for the challenger, as he continues to show an incredible amount of guts, hanging in there with Christopher Daniels in a hell of a match up.
Ziggler lies on the canvas, exhausted, and Daniels gets back up to his feet. The Fallen Angel grabs Dolph, and drags him to the middle of the ring, and covers him, forearm to face!

…1…
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…2…
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NO!

Ziggler kicks out!

Daniels scowls, and covers again, hooking the leg!

…1…
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…2…
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NO!

Ziggler kicks out again!
The Fallen Angel looks at the ref, telling him to get a clue, before he covers Ziggler again, this time, hooking both legs!

…1…
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…2…
…………………..
NO!

Ziggler kicks out a third time, and Daniels turns over onto his hands and knees, SLAMMING HIS HANDS into the mat in f...tration!
The Fallen Angel gets up to his feet, and holds three fingers in the ref’s face, pissed off, but the ref, to his credit, doesn’t back down, holding up two fingers in return.

Daniels STOMPS Ziggler once… and then again, showing his f...tration before he lifts Dolph back up to his feet. The Fallen Angel hits Ziggler with a couple of FOREARM shots to the face, before he grabs his hand and shoots Dolph into the corner.
The Intercontinental Champion takes a deep breath, and CHARGES into the corner… but Ziggler MOVES OUT OF THE WAY!!!


Daniels smashes into the turnbuckle, chest-first, and Ziggler, who’s behind him…

GOES FOR THE ZIG ZAG—

AND HITS IT!!!!

The crowd ROARS as both Daniels and Ziggler lie out in the ring, completely exhausted. The challenger, with every bit of strength he has in his body, rolls over, and puts his hand over the chest of The Fallen Angel!!!

…1…
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…2…
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THREE-
NO!

DANIELS FOOT IS ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!!!

Ziggler rolls off of him, completely exhausted, both physically and mentally, with everybody in the arena thinking he had the match won as well. Dolph grabs the ropes, and uses them to pull himself back up to a vertical base, this match taking its toll on the young superstar.

Ziggler walks back over to Daniels and lifts The Fallen Angel back up to his feet. He hits the Intercontinental Champion with a couple of right hands, before he backs him up, and shoots him into the ropes. Daniels hits the ropes, comes back and AVOIDS a Dolph CLOTHESLINE.

The champ then kicks Ziggler in the gut, and shoots him into the ropes. Dolph hits them, AVOIDS a Daniels CLOTHESLINE, and then kicks the FA in the gut.

Both superstars then hit off of the ropes and come back, HITTING EACH OTHER WITH DOUBLE CLOTHESLINES, TAKING EACH OTHER OUT!!

The Fallen Angel and Ziggler lie out on the ground… and the referee begins his count…

One… two… three… four…

Daniels and Ziggler get up to a knee…

Five… six… seven… eight…

The champ and the challenger make it all the way back up to a vertical base, ending the count.

Daniels hits a right hand on Ziggler… and Dolph replies with one of his own… then Daniels hits a right… then Dolph… as the crowd begins its “BOO,” “CHEER,” with every right hand landing.

Daniels RAKES THE EYES!

The crowd boos as Daniels then goes low, hitting a KNEE to the gut. The Fallen Angel then rears back, and nails Ziggler with a EUROPEAN UPPERCUT, rocking Ziggler.
With Dolph noticeably loopy… Daniels hits the ropes, and comes back… right into a boot to the gut from Ziggler! With The Fallen Angel keeled over…

ZIGGLER GOES FOR THE FAMEASSER—

BUT DANIELS MOVES OUT OF THE WAY!

DANIELS GRABS DOLPH AND HITS A SAMBO SUPLEX!!

The Fallen Angel then drags Dolph toward the corner, and points to the turnbuckle. The crowd begins to get to its feet as Daniels faces the turnbuckle and LEAPS UP…

TO THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE…

“BEST!”

THEN UP TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE…

“MOONSAULT!”

AND THEN OFF WITH A MOONSAULT—

“EVER!”

CONNECTING WITH THE BME!!!!!

DANIELS WITH THE COVER!!!

…1…
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…2…
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THREE-
NO!

ZIGGLER KICKS OUT!!!

THE CROWD EXPLODES

DANIELS LOSES HIS SHIT

He SPRINGS up to his feet, the ANGER and ADRENALINE, giving him new life, and GRABS THE REFEREE, moving him all the way back into the corner, YELLING IN HIS FACE!!!
The referee begs off, assuring The Fallen Angel that he did indeed kick out… and it breaks Daniels heart… as he drops to his knee. The IC Champion shakes his head in disbelief and stares over at Ziggler, who has yet to move.

“ZIGG-LER! ZIGG-LER! ZIGG-LER!”

The Fallen Angel shakes his head, and makes a cross with a right hand, before he gets up to his feet. The Fallen Angel grabs the challenger, and lifts him back up to his feet. He tucks Ziggler in between his legs, and hooks both of Ziggler’s arms.

The Fallen Angel then lifts Dolph up…

LOOKING FOR THE ANGEL’S WINGS—

BUT ZIGGLER COUNTERS INTO A HURRICANRANA—

HOOKING THE LEG!!!!!

…1…
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…2…
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THREE-
NO!

DANIELS KICKS OUT!!!

AND THE CROWD POPS ONCE MORE

AND IT’S DOLPH TURNS TO BE SHOCKED… dropping his face into the canvas, with the f...tration palpable. Ziggler grabs a hold of the ropes, and uses them to pull his body back up to a vertical base.

Our commentators put over the ridiculous toughness of both these competitors, stating that both champion and challenger have elevated themselves in the fans of everyone tonight.

Ziggler walks back over to Daniels, and lifts The Fallen Angel back up to a vertical base. He backs the champion into the corner, and shoots him into the opposite one. Dolph catches his breath and then CHARGES in – LOOKING FOR THE STINGER SPLASH – but Daniels moves out of the way!!

The Fallen Angel then ROLLS ZIGGLER UP INTO A SCHOOLBOY!!!

…1…
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DANIELS GRABS THE TIGHTS!!
…2…
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THREE-
NO!

ZIGGLER KICKS OUT AGAIN!!!!

Both men get back up to their feet, and Daniels throws a CLOTHESLINE – but Ziggler avoids it, and kicks Daniels in the gut! Dolph then PLANTS DANIELS INTO THE CANVAS WITH A SITOUT FACEBUSTER!!!

Ziggler gets back up to a vertical base… but the crowd begins to boo… as ALLISON DANGER IS UP ON THE APRON!

Allison and the ref get into it, but Ziggler gets in her face, telling her to get her ass off of the apron. Danger and Ziggler now talk back and forth… as The Fallen Angel has gotten back to his feet.

Daniels CHARGES ahead – but Ziggler moves out of the way –

--and DANIELS HITS ALLISON, KNOCKING HER OFF THE APRON!!!

THE CROWD ROARS as Daniels turns around, and gets kicked in the gut! He keels over…

AND ZIGGLER GOES FOR THE FAMEASSER—

AND HITS IT!!!!

DOLPH ROLLS DANIELS OVER AND COVERS HIM!!!

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…2…
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THREE-
NO!

DANIELS KICKS OUT!!!!

AND THE AUDIENCE ROARS

Ziggler looks around in complete disbelief. He just can’t put Daniels away. Dolph gets up to his feet, and lifts The Fallen Angel back up to his feet, with his face to Daniels’ back!

Ziggler looks at the crowd, letting them know something BIG is coming—

But Daniels hits a SNAPMARE… and doesn’t let go… lifting Ziggler up to his feet—

AND GOES FOR THE LAST RITES—

AND HITS IT!!!!!

The Fallen Angel thinks about going for the cover… but shakes his head, and lifts Ziggler back up to his feet, tucking him between his legs. He hooks both of Ziggler’s arms, and LIFTS DOLPH UP…

GOING FOR THE ANGEL’S WINGS—

AND HITS IT!!!!!!

DANIELS PLANTS ZIGGLER FACE FIRST IN THE CANVAS!!! He turns him over, and covers him, hooking the far leg!!!!

…1…
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…2…
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THREE!!!!!

WINNER: CHRISTOPHER DANIELS VIA PIN FALL at 22:32. DANIELS RETAINS THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

Daniels rolls off of Ziggler, and immediately rolls out of the ring, snatching his Intercontinental Championship from the timekeeper.

Jim Ross:
What a war! What a battle! What a match! A hell of a match by these two studs – Daniels and Ziggler here tonight.

Tully Blanchard:
I think we just witnessed a classic, J.R., and I think Daniels knows it. He’s limping back up that entrance ramp, completely drained. Dolph Ziggler gave him every single bit that he could handle here tonight.

With Daniels and Danger now gone from ringside, Ziggler gets up to his feet in the middle of the ring. Pittsburgh stands and applauds the youngster after his performance here tonight.

Jim Ross:
What a show of respect here from this sold out crowd. Dolph Ziggler came within a hair of becoming the Intercontinental Championship. I see bright things in that young man’s future.

Tully Blanchard:
So do I, J.R. So do I.

***

BACKSTAGE – HALLWAY

KURT ANGLE walks the hallway, smile all over his face, after picking up the win here tonight. The Wrestling Machine walks a little further… and slowly but surely… the smile on his face disappears…

As he comes across “THE AMERICAN DRAGON” DANIEL BRYAN.

Angle and Bryan look at one another…

…for what seems like forever…

…only a small distance between ‘em…

Finally, the Olympian speaks…

Kurt Angle:
You got a problem??

Bryan smiles.

Daniel Bryan:
No… no problem at all.
I know EXACTLY where I’m going.

Angle squints his eyes, glaring at Bryan, trying to figure exactly what he’s getting at… before he scowls.

Kurt Angle:
Well, if you wanna make it there… I suggest you get out of my way.

Bryan nods his head calmly… and then steps to the side.

Angle gives Bryan another stare… before he marches past him, not looking back.

Daniel Bryan:
Good luck in the Rumble, Kurt!

Angle stops in his tracks. It’s an odd thing for Bryan to say.

Nobody’s mentioned the Rumble tonight or this year since the RR outside of an advertisement earlier.

Kurt shakes it off, however, refusing to look back, before he continues on his merry way… with the American Dragon smiling in the distance.

***

BACKSTAGE – INTERVIEW AREA

Ranjin Singh stands by.

Ranjin Singh:
Ladies and gentlemen, my final guest of the evening… “The People’s Champion” The Rock!

THE ROCK walks in, dressed to go and the crowd goes WILD for The Great One.

Ranjin Singh:
Rock, tonight—

Rock puts his hand in Singh’s face.

“ROCKY” chants start. The Great One waits them out.

The Rock:
Tonight is the night. Tonight is THE night. It’s all on the line, inside the Elimination Chamber. The WWE Championship on the line. JBL… Edge… Jeff Hardy… John Morrison… and John Cena. All five – count ‘em – five want the WWE Championship when they leave the arena, and all five – count ‘em – five will leave without it.

Crowd cheers

The Rock:
Because The Rock… has laid it all on the line. The Rock is heading into the Elimination Chamber with his career on the line. One of the greatest careers in WWE history is on the line tonight, and The Rock has gotta go through five other superstars to save it.
And it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter what The Rock has to do, The Rock will get it done. The Rock will get it done because The Rock HAS to get it done. Because like all the greats that came before The Rock – the Muhammad Alis, the Babe Ruths, the Michael Jordans, the Kobe Bryants – The Rock comes through in the clutch.
WWE Title on the line, Elimination Chamber, last pay per view of the year, in the last month of the year, in Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA—

Loud cheap pop

The Rock:
The Rock will come through… like The Rock always does.

Rocky takes the mic from Singh… Rocky then has himself a deep breath…

The Rock:
IF YA SMELLLLLLLLLLL…. WHAT THE ROCK… IS… COOKIN’!

The Great One raises The People’s Eyebrow and drops the mic, walking off.

***

The Elimination Chamber begins to lower…

Jim Ross:
There it is. Six men. Two men start us off. Another man enters in every five minutes until all the chambers are empty. You eliminate a superstar by pin fall or submission. And the last man standing… is the WWE Champion.

Tully Blanchard:
The Rock, Edge, John Cena, John Morrison, Jeff Hardy and JBL. Six spectacular wrestlers all competing for the richest prize in the game.

Jim Ross:
They all want it badly… and they should. No prize in the game is worth more than the WWE Title… and if they want it… they’ll have to go through hell to get it.

ELIMINATION CHAMBER VIDEO PACKAGE

“YOU CAME TO ME”

JBL RAISES THE TITLE AT SURVIVOR SERIES

“IN A DREAM LAST NIGHT”

CENA BLOODY IN THE HELL IN A CELL

“YOU WERE STANDING”

THE ELIMINATION CHAMBER LOWERS

“IN A BRILLIANT LIGHT”

THE LIGHTS IN THE ELIMINATION CHAMBER FLICKER

“ONE MINUTE HERE”

EDGE RAISES THE TITLE

“BUT THE NEXT YOU WERE GONE”

EDGE STUNNED AT SURVIVOR SERIES

“I THOUGHT YOU COULD STAY”

ROCK AND EDGE FACE TO FACE

“BUT I WAS SO WRONG”

JBL AND JEFF FACE TO FACE

“THE END IS HERE”

MORRISON AND JBL

“THE GAME IS OVER”

CENA AND JEFF

“NO MORE PRETENDING”

CENA FUs JBL

“NO MORE”

A SHOT OF THE INSIDE OF THE CHAMBER

“NO MORE”

HUNTER BLOODIED IN THE EC

“…”

BATISTA BLOODIED IN THE EC

“…”

JERICHO LYING AMONGST THE BROKEN GLASS

“THE END IS HERE”

RVD FLYING OFF OF THE TOP OF THE CHAMBER

“THE END IS HERE”

FLAIR SLIDING THE PIPE THROUGH THE CAGE

“THE END IS HERE”

BATISTA SLAMMING SAID PIPE INTO ANGLE’S BLOODY FACE

“THE END IS HERE”

JBL RAISES THE TITLE ABOVE HIS HEAD

“…”

ROCK AND CENA FACE TO FACE

“…”

EDGE RAISES THE WWE TITLE

“…”

JBL AND EDGE FACE TO FACE

“…”

CENA RAISES THE WWE TITLE

“THE END IS HERE”

THE ELIMINATION CHAMBER

“…”

JBL RAISING THE TITLE ABOVE HIS HEAD

***

Lilian Garcia:
The following contest is an ELIMINATION CHAMBER MATCH, and it is for the WWE Championship!!!

The crowd ROARS

***LONGHORN***

The crowd pops big as the WWE CHAMPION, “THE WRESTLING GOD” JOHN BRADSHAW LAYFIELD, steps out onto the stage. JBL takes himself a deep breath as he looks at the ring and chamber from the stage. Layfield then looks to his right… no Angelina Williams… and continues on down to the ring.

Lilian Garcia:
Introducing first… from New York City… weighing in at 295 pounds, he is the WWE Champion… John Bradshaw Layfield… J, B, L!

JBL steps inside the cell and into the ring.

Jim Ross:
Survivor Series. JBL had to go through three other men to win the WWE Champion, and that’s exactly what he did. But can he retain the title in one of the most fearsome matches in WWE history?

Tully Blanchard:
I wonder how much this situation with his manager, Angelina Williams, is bothering him?? I hope not too much, because I don’t think these five other guys are gonna have much sympathy for him.

He looks around at the Mellon Arena… and then raises his WWE Championship into the air… not looking his usual confident self. The crowd cheers for Layfield as he exits the ring and enters his chamber…

***METALINGUS***

Big-time heat rings out for “THE RATED R SUPERSTAR” EDGE walks out onto the stage, adorned in his leather trench coat and red pants.

Lilian Garcia:
From Toronto, Ontario, Canada… weighing in at 241… he is “The Rated Superstar”… EDGE!

The former WWE Champion looks intense, shaking his hands out by his sides, before he continues on down to her ring.

Jim Ross:
Edge is OBSESSED with the WWE Championship! He’ll do anything to get it back! He’ll do anything. It makes him a very unpopular man, but it’s what makes him one of the best superstars in the WWE.

Tully Blanchard:
I think a lot of people have overlooked Edge, especially since he lost to The Rock this Monday night… but Edge has always been resilient. I wouldn’t count him out.

***MY TIME IS NOW***

THUNDEROUS REACTION

A mixed one… as “THE BOSS” JOHN CENA storms onto the entrance ramp. Cena has a look around at the entire arena, which is blasting him with LOUD cheers and boos – leaning towards an ovation as a scowl comes over the face of The Doctor of Thuganomics.

Lilian Garcia:
From West Newbury, Massachusetts… weighing in at 251 pounds… JOHN CENA!!!

With his “BOSSY, BITCH” T-shirt on, Cena marches toward the ring.

Jim Ross:
You wanna talk about how tough the Elimination Chamber is? John Cena has won an Elimination Chamber match. He’s defeated The Undertaker in the Hell in a Cell! He’s been the WWE Champion! The Boss, as he calls himself, might be the favorite heading into this match.

Tully Blanchard:
John Cena believes himself to be untouchable, and after what I saw him do against The Undertaker, I don’t know if I can doubt that.

***IF YA SMELL***

A SECOND THUNDEROUS REACTION

The crowd is leaning towards an ovation, though there are definitely some boos sprinkled in as “THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION” THE ROCK steps out onto the stage.

Lilian Garcia:
From Miami, Florida… weighing in at 275 pounds… THE ROCK!!

The Great One bounces up and down on the entrance ramp, clearly in the zone, with his career on the line tonight at his own hand. Rocky begins to walk…

Jim Ross:
He’s one of the greatest WWE superstars of all time. A surefire hall of famer. But The Rock has struggled to win the big one recently. He has promised to leave the WWE if he doesn’t get the job done tonight.

Tully Blanchard:
I really question that proclamation from The Great One, J.R. He’s already got a bulls eye on his back because he’s The Rock. And the title is on the line, but did he put more pressure on himself with giving guys motivation to get rid of him, possibly for good?

***AIN’T NO MAKE BELIEVE***

“THE GURU OF GREATNESS” JOHN MORRISON steps out, with his girlfriend and manager, MELINA, by his side. The Shaman of Sexy and Melina wear matching furs as they perform their trademark entrance in SLOW~MOTION~!

Lilian Garcia:
From Los Angeles, California… weighing in at 209 pounds… JOHN MORRISON!!

The two then stroll to the ring…

Jim Ross:
John Morrison is gonna be starting this thing… and while that’s a bad draw for most, I think this young kid, who’s in the greatest shape of anyone I’ve ever seen can last it cardiovascular wise. He’s just gotta avoid taken damage.

Tully Blanchard:
In my opinion, Morrison belongs in this match. He’s proven himself as a main eventer recently. But being one of the best and THE BEST are two entirely different things.

***LOADED***

An ASTONISHING ovation as “THE EXTREME ENIGMA” JEFF HARDY crawls out onto the stage, with his face plastered in blue and white makeup.

Lilian Garcia:
From Cameron, North Carolina… weighing in at 215 pounds… JEFF HARDY!!

The Rainbow-Haired Warrior plays to his cheering public, before he sprints on down the ramp, and towards the ring.

Jim Ross:
So it’ll be Jeff Hardy and John Morrison kicking things off, and I can not think of a more exciting way to do so. Two young, tough, athletic studs going at it here in the early going.

Tully Blanchard:
Here we go!!!

The referee raises the WWE Championship up into the air, as all six pair of eyes are all locked on it…

The bell rings.



Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Championship:
JBL defends againstThe Rock, Edge, Jeff Hardy, John Morrison & John Cena

The youngest Hardy Boy and The Guru of Greatness meet up in the middle of the ring, while The Rock, Cena, Edge and the WWE Champion JBL all watch from their respective chambers. The crowd is at a fever pitch… and it soon explodes, as Jeff and Morrison begin to exchange right hands in the middle of the ring!

It’s The Extreme Enigma who wins out, backing The Shaman of Sexy up against the ropes with right hands to the face! Hardy then grabs Morrison and goes to shoot him into the ropes, but Morrison counters, sending Jeff in! Hardy comes back, and Morrison throws a CLOTHESLINE – but Jeff ducks it, hitting the ropes once more!


He comes back, and Morrison throws ANOTHER CLOTHESLINE – only to be ducked by Hardy once more, whom hits the ropes a second time! This time The Extreme Enigma comes back and LEAPS UP – taking Morrison down with a FLYING CLOTHESLINE!!

The crowd roars for the Rainbow Haired Warrior as he brings Morrison up, and peppers the arrogant superstar with right hands! Jeff then backs him up into the corner, and goes to shoot him into the corner, but once more, Morrison counters! The Guru of Greatness quickly follows in, CHARGING after Jeff – but Hardy is ready for it, quickly CLIMBING the turnbuckles before LEAPING OFF – NAILING MORRISON WITH THE WHISPER IN THE WIND!!!

The Extreme Enigma is on a roll here early, and the crowd is firmly in his corner, as he grabs Morrison legs and spreads them – before he LEAPS UP – and DROPS HIS LEGS across the midsection of Morrison!!

The Guru of Greatness reacts as if he was just shot in the gut, and the sold out arena couldn’t approve anymore, while young Jeffrey moves the hair out of his face. Hardy then lifts The Shaman of Sexy back up to a vertical base, while Melina watches from the outside, hopeless and unable to do anything while her boyfriend takes quite the beating on the inside of the chamber.

Hardy then wraps his arm around the head of Morrison—

READY FOR A TWIST OF FATE—

But Morrison COUNTERS — shoving Hardy off of him and towards the ropes!

Morrison then CHARGES – but Jeff ducks down, and TAKES MORRISON OVER the top rope with a BACK BODY DROP – and JoMo LANDS HARD ON THE STEEL!!!

Our commentators point out that that is the absolute last place you want to be, and we knew it’d be a barnburner when Morrison and Hardy were set to kick this thing off. As Morrison staggers back up to a vertical base… Jeff prepares himself… and SHOOTS OFF THE ROPES!

With Morrison back up, Jeff comes back and LEAPS ONTO THE TOP ROPE – before LEAPING OFF – looking for a PLANCHA of some kind – but Morrison SIDESTEPS him and SHOVES JEFF INTO THE STEEL CAGE – using his own momentum against him!!!

Jeff immediately staggers to the floor, clutching at his face in intense pain, while The Guru of Greatness rests his back against Edge’s pod. The Rated R Superstar lets out a smirk, always happy to see a Hardy in pain.

Morrison lifts The Extreme Enigma back up to a vertical base, and then tosses Jeff Hardy back into the ring. JoMo waits on the outside, while Hardy staggers back up to his feet. Morrison then LEAPS UP ONTO THE TOP ROPE – AND SPRINGBOARDS OFF – NAILING HARDY WITH A SPRINGBOARD CROSS BODY!!!! Morrison with the cover!!

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NO!

Jeff kicks out!! Morrison doesn’t let up, and instead mounts The Extreme Enigma! Right hand! Right hand! Right hand! Two more! JoMo wears away at the facial features of Jeff, before he gets off of him. He then grabs Hardy and brings him back up to a vertical base.

JoMo backs him up into the corner with a couple of hard forearm shots to the face, before he grabs his hand, and shoots him into the opposite corner. Morrison then CHARGES in, and LEAPS UP – looking for something – but Hardy moves out of the way! JoMo, however, sticks the landing, settling on the middle turnbuckle!! Jeff turns around – and Morrison LEAPS OFF – GOING FOR THE FLYING CHUCK – AND HITS IT!!

The Guru of Greatness takes Hardy down with a springboard roundhouse kick, and quickly goes for the cover with a lateral press.

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NO!

Jeff kicks out once more. The Shaman of Sexy shakes his head in f...tration, before he gets back up to a vertical base, wiping the hair out of his face. He turns to Melina, who shouts out some words of encouragement to her very talented boyfriend.

Morrison grabs Hardy, and lifts him up to a vertical base, before he scoops him into his arms, and slams him right back down to the canvas with a BODY SLAM! Morrison then handstands in the ring, seemingly breakdancing, before he SLAMS HIS LEG across the THROAT of Hardy with a LEG DROP!! The Guru of Greatness then floats over into another cover, this time, hooking the far leg for leverage!

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NO!

Jeff kicks out once more. Morrison, unfazed, brings Jeff back up to a vertical base. He rears back, and goes for a right hand, but Hardy blocks it, and pops Morrison with one of his own! Morrison throws another right, but once more, Hardy blocks it, and responds in kind! Jeff then hits a right, and another, backing Morrison up!!

JoMo has had enough, and goes low, hitting Jeff with a knee to the gut, before he delivers the Irish whip, sending Jeff into the ropes! Morrison makes a tactical error and gets set too early, allowing Jeff to get up underneath him, and HIT MORRISON WITH A SITOUT JAWBREAKER!!!

The crowd pops while Morrison clutches his jaw in pain. Jeff then pops back up to his feet, and delivers a FRONT DROPKICK to Morrison’s chest, knocking him down to the canvas!!

The countdown begins…

Ten… nine… eight… seven… six… five… four… three… two… one…

The buzzer hits and the lights dim, as the spotlight moves from one chamber to the other. The light finally stops…

And boos ring all throughout the arena…

As “THE RATED R SUPERSTAR” EDGE is next up!!!

The chamber opens, and Edge comes out of his pod, stepping into the ring! Jeff turns around, and he’s immediately taken down by an Edge CLOTHESLINE! He gets back up, and Edge takes him down with a ANOTHER! The Rated R Superstar then lifts Hardy up, and rocks The Extreme Enigma with hard forearm shots to the face, backing him up against the ropes!

The former WWE Champion then grabs Jeff by the hand, and shoots him into the ropes. The Rated R Superstar moves to the center of the ring, and lifts Hardy up, taking him up and over with a BACK BODY DROP!!

The Rated R Superstar lets out a smirk, and the crowd responds by roundly booing the former champion. Morrison approaches the proceedings, and Edge quickly spins around, cocking his right hand, ready to pop JoMo one, but Morrison puts his hands up.

The Guru of Greatness shows Edge that he doesn’t want a fight, and though we can’t hear exactly what is being said between the two superstars, it does not take a rocket scientist to see that some sort of pact is being made between The Shaman of Sexy and The Rated R Superstar.

Edge and Morrison lifts Jeff Hardy back up to his feet, and Edge pops him with a right hand, staggering Hardy! JoMo then pops him with a right hand, further knocking The Extreme Enigma into the corner. The crowd begins to boo, as this match has definitely taken a turn for the worst for the ever-popular superstar.

With Jeff backed up in the corner, Edge and Morrison open up on the right hand, beating and pounding on Jeff as he’s helpless to do anything about it, barely able to get his hands up! Edge then grabs the hand of Jeff, and shoots him into the corner. Morrison then charges in, but Jeff SIDESTEPS HIM, causing Morrison to crash into the corner!

The Rated R Superstar then CHARGES in, but Jeff SIDESTEPS him as well! Edge almost crashes into Morrison, but stops before he lands into The Guru of Greatness. Edge turns around, and Jeff charges, hitting a ONE-MAN POETRY IN MOTION – SLAMMING INTO BOTH EDGE AND MORRISON!!

Both recipients of the maneuver stagger out of the corner, and Jeff shoots off of the ropes, before he comes back, and NAILS BOTH WITH A DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE!!

With the crowd firmly behind him, Jeff looks to feed off it, pumping his fists as Morrison and Edge stagger back up. Jeff nails Edge with a right hand! Then Morrison! Then Edge! Then Morrison! The Extreme Enigma then hits off the ropes, and comes back – ONLY TO BE TAKEN UP AND OVER WITH A TANDEM BACK BODY DROP!!!

Jeff clutches at his back in pain, his momentum being snuffed out, as has the energy from this crowd. Edge and Morrison both let out a smirk, but it’s The Rated R Superstar who then takes the initiative to follow up, moving to a corner, and squatting down.

The former WWE Champion, with his usual sick look on his face, calls for Jeff to get up, waving him on up with his right hand. Hardy, to his credit, struggles to do just that, getting up, though he’s clearly favoring his back. The Extreme Enigma finally makes it all the way back up to a vertical base, and EDGE CHARGES —

LOOKING FOR THE SPEAR—

BUT JEFF SIDESTEPS HIM—

AND EDGE SLAMS INTO THE TURNPOST, SHOULDER FIRST!!!

THE CROWD ROARS

But Jeff’s not out of the woods yet. Edge turns around in the corner, clutching his shoulder, and resting against the middle turnbuckle, as Morrison CHARGES IN – GOING FOR A KNEE – BUT JEFF SIDESTEPS HIM TOO – AND MORRISON’S KNEE SLAMS into the face of Edge!!!

Morrison turns around and Jeff goes to kick him in the gut – but Morrison catches his boot! JoMo lets out a shit-eating grin, but he’s not smiling for long as Hardy turns himself inside out – NAILING MORRISON WITH A MULE KICK!!!

The Extreme Enigma then goes over to Edge, whom has not moved from his position. Jeff puts his hand on either side of the ropes and slingshots off – KICKING EDGE IN THE FACE WITH THE HARDYIAC ARREST!!!

Jeff then gets back up to his feet, but Morrison turns him around. JoMo goes for a right hand, but Jeff rocks him with a right hand, then another, then another, knocking Morrison backward!! The Extreme Enigma then grabs the hand of The Guru of Greatness, before he shoots him off of the ropes. Morrison comes back, and Jeff kicks him in the gut—

AND GETS READY FOR THE TWIST OF FATE—

BUT EDGE NAILS HIM IN THE BACK!!!

Edge then hits Hardy with a couple of hard KNEES to the gut, softening him up. The Rated R Superstar then says a couple of words to Morrison and the two get Edge into suplex position. The crowd boos as Edge and Morrison take Jeff up and over with a TANDEM VERTICAL SUPLEX!!

Boos ring out all throughout the arena, while The Rated R Superstar and The Guru of Greatness get back up to a vertical base, all smiles. Edge then stands over Hardy, talking trash to the Rainbow-Haired Warrior while he’s roundly booed by the sold-out audience.

The former WWE Champion then grabs Jeff and lifts him back up to his feet, before he tucks him underneath his arm. J.R. mentions that this is shades of a couple of weeks ago, when Edge did it on a steel chair.

EDGE IS READY FOR THE EDGECUTION DDT—

BUT JEFF COUNTERS!!!

HE SPINS OUT OF IT—

KICK TO THE GUT—

TWIST OF FATE!!!

The crowd pops HUGE, but Morrison pays no mind, and mounts Jeff immediately, hitting him with hard right hands!!

The countdown begins…

Ten… nine… eight… seven… six… five… four… three… two… one…

The buzzer hits and the lights dim, as the spotlight moves from one chamber to the other. The light finally stops…

THE CROWD ROARS

As “THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION” THE ROCK is next up!!!

With the sold out arena going nuts, The Great One steps through the ropes, his eyes arriving upon The Guru of Greatness. Morrison tries to get the jump on Rocky, throwing a right hand, but The Rock blocks it! Rocky then rocks (~__~) Morrison with right hands, one after another, backing Morrison up to the ropes, before he spits on his right hand, and delivers a BIG SHOT – sending Morrison over the top rope and to the outside!

The Great One takes a couple of moments to let the downed Morrison know that he can’t hang with him, only to turn around – right into a boot from Jeff Hardy. The Extreme Enigma then grabs the hand of The Rock and shoots him into the ropes! The Great One comes back, and LEAPS into the air, TAKING JEFF DOWN WITH A FLYING CLOTHESLINE!!

There’s no rest for the weary, however, as The Rated R Superstar is now back up to his feet. He hits Rock with a couple of hard right hands to the face, before he grabs his hand and goes to shoot Rocky into the ropes. The Brahma Bull counters, however, and sends Edge in. The former champion comes back, and The Rock lifts him up, PLANTING EDGE WITH THE SPINE ON THE PINE!!!

The crowd POPS HUGE as Rocky moves to the head of the fallen Rated R Superstar. The Great One gets rid of his right elbow pad, and tosses it forward, before he hits off the ropes… only to be hit by Morrison!

Boos ring out as The Guru of Greatness breaks up the opportunity to see The People’s Elbow, but Morrison could not care any less, hitting The People’s Champion with right hands! Morrison then delivers a HARD KNEE to The Rock through the ropes, bending him over. Morrison then gets The Rock in vertical suplex position and lifts Rock up – PLANTING THE GREAT ONE WITH A VERTICAL SUPLEX FROM THE INSIDE TO THE OUTSIDE!!!

Rock clutches at his back in pain, but JoMo doesn’t plan on letting up on him, lifting The Rock back up to a vertical base. Morrison then rears back, throwing a right hand – but ROCK DUCKS…

AND LOOKS FOR THE ROCK BOTTOM—

BUT MORRISON COUNTERS!!

He nails Rocky with HARD BACK ELBOWS to the side of the head, forcing The Rock’s grip to break!! Rocky staggers and Morrison takes the time to take his leave.


MORRISON BEGINS SCALING THE CAGE!!!!

The crowd pops as JoMo once more shows his freakish athleticism, climbing the cage… until he’s out of the reach of The Rock – literally, as Rocky can’t quite grab a hold of his leg. The Great One shakes his head, and gets back into the ring. Luckily for him, Jeff and Edge are both back up to a vertical base, though they’re clearly staggered.

The Rock throws a right hand at Edge, but The Rated R Superstar ducks it – and then RAKES THE EYES of The Great One!! Edge then hits a right hand on Rock, only to be popped with one from Jeff.

Almost nobody in the arena is paying any mind to any of this, however, as MORRISON HAS NOW CLIMBED FROM THE CAGE ONTO THE TOP OF ONE OF THE CHAMBER PODS!!!!

Everyone in the arena soon begins to murmur, rising up to their feet as Morrison gets himself settled on the top, while Jeff, Rock and Edge all brawl in the ring. Melina covers her face, nervous about her boyfriend’s safety…

Edge, Rock and Jeff all look up simultaneously…

…how convenient…

AS MORRISON LEAPS OFF THE TOP—

AND TAKES THEM ALL OUT WITH A PLANCHA!!!!!!!


“HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!”


“SOMEBODY LOCK THIS MAN UP! HE’S CLEARLY INSANE!”

MORRISON, ROCK, EDGE AND JEFF ALL LIE OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!!

After several moments of recuperation, it’s The Shaman of Sexy who makes it back up to a vertical base first. JoMo has himself a look around the ring… and then a look around the arena, and is on the receiving end of quite the ovation from the sold-out crowd here tonight, who’s more than impressed with his physical prowess.

After soaking in the adulation he so desperately adores, Morrison’s attention turns back to where it rightly belongs: the ring. The Guru of Greatness thinks about what he should do, and it doesn’t much matter, as all three, Rock, Jeff, and Edge all seem to be in pretty bad shape.

Morrison finally decides and reaches down, grabbing a hold of Jeff Hardy. He lifts The Extreme Enigma back up to a vertical base…

BUT JEFF KICKS HIM IN THE GUT—

AND GOES FOR THE TWIST OF FATE—

AND HITS IT!!!

The crowd pops, but Hardy doesn’t get the time to celebrate, as The Rock is now back up as well. Jeff tries to react quickly, throwing a right hand – but The Rock ducks it…

AND GOES FOR THE ROCK BOTTOM—

AND HITS IT!!!!

The Rock plants Hardy with the Rock Bottom – but is immediately spun around by Edge! The Rated R Superstar kicks Rock in the gut, and goes to shoot Rock into the ropes, but The Great One counters, and sends Edge in! As Edge comes back, The Rock ducks his head down… way too early… and Edge wraps his arm around the head of The People’s Champion! The Rated R Superstar then lifts Rocky up—

GOING FOR HIS EDGECUTION DDT—

AND HITS IT!!!!

Edge plants Rock in the middle of the ring, and doesn’t waste much time. He rolls Rocky over and applies the lateral press.

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THRE—
NO!

The Rock kicks out!!! Edge scowls, f...trated…

The countdown begins…

Ten… nine… eight… seven… six… five… four… three… two… one…

The buzzer hits and the lights dim, as the spotlight moves from one chamber to the other. The light finally stops…

The crowd pops as the WWE CHAMPION JOHN BRADSHAW LAYFIELD is up, leaving John Cena as the last man in! JBL exits his chamber and steps through the ropes, into the ring.

Edge throws a right hand, but JBL is ready for it, and blocks it, before he pops Edge with a right hand of his own! JBL’s hands are huge, and brawling is his specialty… and Edge is finding out both things are very much true, as Layfield LAYS INTO HIM with one hard right hand after another, after another, after another!

The Rated R Superstar manages to fight off the blows to the head, and somehow, manages a comeback. He fights back, drilling JBL with a knee to the gut, keeling him over. Edge then grabs his hand and goes to shoot the WWE Champion into the ropes, but Bradshaw counters, sending Edge in. The former champion comes back, and JBL nails him with a BIG BOOT to the face, knocking The Rated R Superstar down to the canvas!

Layfield does not give Edge time to rest, however and brings him back up to his feet. JBL then backs him up, and shoots him off the ropes once more. Once Edge comes back, JBL lifts him up and over, rocking Edge with a BACK BODY DROP!!!

With the crowd behind him, JBL grabs Edge and brings him back up to his feet. The Rated R Superstar has had enough, however, and RAKES THE EYES of the WWE Champion! The crowd peppers Edge with boos, but Tully has got his back, letting us all know that you’ve gotta do whatever it takes to leave the arena as the champion.

Edge then hits JBL with a couple of right hands, backing him up, before The Rated R Superstar hits off the ropes. Edge comes back – and LEAPS UP – going for a CROSS BODY of some kind – BUT JBL CATCHES HIM!!! With his toothy grin completely intact, Layfield moves forward with Edge in his arms, and then TOSSES EDGE OVER HIS HEAD, SLAMMING EDGE TO THE CANVAS WITH THE LAST CALL!!!

The crowd pops as Edge clutches at his back, clearly in pain. JBL looks at the crowd, and lets out a wry grin, before he quickly scurries over to Edge. The Wall Street Warrior then bends down and covers The Rated R Superstar, hooking the far leg for leverage.

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Edge kicks out. The WWE Champion is unfazed. JBL gets back up to his feet, and decides to drag the former champion up with him. Layfield grabs The Rated R Superstar by his hair, and says a couple of … not so nice words to him, before he shoots him off the ropes once more. Edge comes back, and JBL NAILS him with a hard BACK ELBOW! Once Edge hits the canvas, JBL drops an ELBOW across his chest, and covers The Rated R Superstar, pressing his forearm against the chin of the former champion.

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Edge kicks out again. Once more, the WWE Champion doesn’t get f...trated, and instead, simply gets back up to his feet. Layfield then reaches down and grabs a hold of Edge, bringing him back up to a vertical base as well.

JBL then takes the former champion and tucks Edge in between his legs. Layfield then pretends to puff on a cigar, before he “puts it out” on the back of Edge, as he’s roundly cheered by the sold out crowd, a far cry from where he was only a little while ago when he was one of the most hated WWE superstars on the entire roster.

JBL then prepares to HIT HIS POWERBOMB—

BUT EDGE DUCKS DOWN AND NAILS JBL WITH A LOW BLOW!!!

The crowd boos furiously as JBL collapses to the canvas, clutching himself in pain while Edge staggers backward, resting against the ropes as he attempts to recover from the early onslaught that he just endured from Layfield.

Meanwhile, The Great One slowly gets back up to his feet. With lightning fast quickness, The Rated R Superstar reacts and scurries over to where The Rock is. Edge then ducks down—

AND NAILS THE ROCK WITH A LOW BLOW AS WELL!!!!

The Rock collapses down to the canvas.

More heat. More boos.

With even more intensity.

Edge is enjoying himself now. Inside the chamber, there are no rules, and he’s decided to fully take advantage. The Rated R Superstar then looks over… and notices that Jeff Hardy has begun to stagger up to his feet as well. The former WWE Champion has a look at the hard camera, letting out a sly, knowing grin. The Rated R Superstar then gets down behind The Extreme Enigma…

AND NAILS HIM WITH A LOW BLOW!!!!!

“THIS IS DOWNRIGHT RIDICULOUS!”

“There are no rules, Ross.”

Jeff collapses to the canvas, grabbing a hold of his “man region.” As heat rings out all throughout the arena, Edge couldn’t give less of a fuck… though he does care when he has a look at Morrison.

The Guru of Greatness staggers up to his feet now too… but he sees Edge coming, and once more, puts his hands up, letting The Rated R Superstar he wants no part of a fight until necessary.

Once more, Edge and The Shaman of Sexy seem to work out a deal. The two slowly begin to approach The Rock… with Edge trailing Morrison. JoMo reaches down to grab The Rock – but EDGE GRABS MORRISON—

AND PLANTS HIM WITH THE EDGE-O-MATIC!!!!

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NO!

Morrison BARELY kicks out!!

“YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK!”

The countdown begins…

Ten… nine… eight… seven…

Edge turns his attention to John Cena… because there’s no mystery as to who is up next.


Six… five… four… three… two… one…

The Boss’ cell opens—

AND THE CROWD ERUPTS

BECAUSE HERE COMES JOHN CENA!!!!

The Boss steps into the ring and CHARGES at Edge! The Rated R Superstar throws a clothesline, but Cena ducks it, hits the ropes once more, comes back AND NAILS EDGE WITH A SHOULDER BLOCK! Edge gets back up to his feet and Cena CHARGES again, NAILING EDGE WITH ANOTHER SHOULDER BLOCK!!

Cena then grabs Edge, brings him back up to his feet, and tosses the former WWE Champion over the top rope, onto the steel!! Layfield is up, and Cena kicks him in the gut, before he shoots him off of the ropes. Bradshaw comes back, and Cena takes him up and over with a HUGE BACK BODY DROP!!!

The Boss turns around, and JoMo throws a ROUNDHOUSE KICK – but Cena ducks it – and LIFTS MORRISON UP – PLANTING HIM WITH THE KILLSWITCH!!!!

Cena raises his hand into the air – receiving a THUNDEROUS REACTION. The Boss gives Morrison the “You Can’t See Me” taunt, waving his hand in front of his own face. The Boss then hits off the ropes… AND GOES FOR THE FIVE-KNUCKLE SHUFFLE –

BUT JEFF INTERRUPTS!!

He throws a right hand, but Cena ducks it, and SCOOPS HIM ONTO HIS SHOULDERS—

LOOKING FOR AN FU—

On the other side of the ring…

THE ROCK HAS GOT MORRISON IN POSITION FOR THE ROCK BOTTOM!!!!

The Rock and The Boss lock eyes with one another, with The Rock’s eyes lit up intensely, while Cena lets out a smirk.

Then suddenly—

ROCK BOTTOM!!!!

FU!!!!!

CENA COVERS HARDY / ROCK COVERS MORRISON

THE REF WITH A DOUBLE COUNT!!!

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THREE!!!!!

ELIMINATED: JEFF HARDY VIA PIN FALL at 21:28.

ELIMINATED: JOHN MORRISON VIA PIN FALL AT 21:28.


The Rock and Cena get up to their feet, and two of the greatest trash talking SOBs of all-time let the smack talk fly in the middle of the ring.

The crowd is ready for the confrontation of all confrontations… as Jeff and Morrison are ushered from the ring.

Cena and Rock appear ready to come to blows when—

EDGE SPEARS CENA!!!!!!

JBL DELIVERS THE CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL TO THE ROCK!!!!!

JBL COVERS ROCK / EDGE COVERS CENA

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THREE—
NO!

CENA AND ROCK BARELY KICK OUT!!!!

Edge and JBL shake their heads in amazement, thinking for sure they had just gotten rid of The Great One and The Doctor of Thuganomics. Soon their feelings of disappointment are replaced with hatred – their hatred for one another. Layfield and Edge get back up and the right hands begin to fly, back and forth!

It’s JBL’s big right mitt that wins out, backing Edge up towards the ropes. Layfield then grabs Edge’s hand and shoots him into the ropes. The Rated R Superstar comes back, and JBL ducks down – but too early and Edge KICKS him in the chest, snapping his head up! The former champ then hits off the ropes, and throws a clothesline at the current champ – but JBL ducks it – and then LOCKS IN THE SLEEPER!!

Edge holds his hands out, looking for something to break the hold – but there’s no rope breaks, and both Cena and Rock are laid out. The Rated R Superstar backs up against the ropes, and looks to shoot JBL off… but Bradshaw won’t let go of the hold.

The Wrestling God appears to be wearing Edge down, but The Rated R Superstar is a multi-time champion for a reason. He moves to the side and lifts Layfield up – planting him with a BACK SUPLEX!!

Once JBL slams down onto the canvas, Edge crawls away… underneath the bottom rope and to the outside. The Rated R Superstar then clutches at his neck, clearly feeling the effects, but shakes it off… and begins climbing the turnbuckle. The Wall Street Warrior slowly but surely makes his way back up to a vertical base, just as Edge steadies himself on the top turnbuckle. Bradshaw turns to face Edge – and EDGE LEAPS OFF –

LOOKING FOR A MISSLE DROPKICK—

AND HITS IT, TAKING JBL DOWN!!!

Edge quickly scampers over, remaining on his knees until he reaches JBL. He turns the champion over, and hooks the far leg.

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NO!

JBL kicks out!!! Edge GLARES at the referee. The Rated R Superstar is far from pleased, thinking he had JBL eliminated there… but it’s no dice. Edge gets back up to his feet, and then reaches down to pick up JBL. He struggles to lift the big man up, but he finally does get The Wrestling God back up to a vertical base… as Rock and Cena begin to stir.

The Rated R Superstar backs JBL up to the ropes, and grabs his hand, looking to shoot him off, but Layfield counters, sending Edge in! Layfield then quickly hits off the ropes as well and comes back —

LOOKING FOR THE CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL —

AND HITS IT!!!!

JBL damn near DECAPITATES Edge, and looks to cover him –

BUT CENA SCOOPS JBL ONTO HIS SHOULDERS –

LOOKING FOR THE FU –

AND HITS IT!!!!

CENA COVERS JBL!


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THREE!!!!!

ELIMINATED: JBL VIA PIN FALL at 24:18.

AND WE’RE GUARANTEED A NEW CHAMPION!!!


The crowd lets out a mixed reaction – though a lot are behind Cena, a lot are very much saddened to see JBL eliminated.

The Boss gets up to his feet… and turns around… right into the face of The Rock!!!

Cena and Rocky stare each other down… no talking…

THE FISTS FLY!!!!

Cena with a right!


Rocky with a right!

Cena! Rocky!

Cena! Rocky!

Cena! Rocky!

Rocky! Rocky!

Rocky!

The People’s Champion wins out on the battle between fists, and begins to back Cena against the ropes – receiving a THUNDEROUS mixed reaction from the crowd!!! The Rock then spits on his hand and looks for the BIG SHOT –

But Cena blocks it, and drills Rocky with a right hand! The Boss now begins to drill The Great One with right hands, backing him up, as the crowd gives the same exact explosive mixed response! The Boss then rears back, and DRILLS ROCK WITH A BIG SHOT, knocking him down!!!

Cena then puts his hands on his knees, waiting on Rocky… and The Great One slowly but surely staggers back up to his feet, using the ropes to steady himself. He finally turns around…

AND THE BOSS SCOOPS HIM UP –

LOOKING FOR THE FU –

BUT EDGE SPEARS CENA IN HALF!!!!!

Rock and Cena land somewhat awkwardly on the ground, and Edge rolls Rocky off of Cena. The Rated R Superstar then lets out one of his sick smiles, and covers Cena, hooking the far leg!!


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THREE—
NO!!!!!

CENA KICKS OUT!!!

THE CROWD ROARS

EDGE SNAPS

The Rated R Superstar yanks and pulls at his hair, furious that Cena managed to kick out of his finishing maneuver. The People’s Champion gets back up to his feet, as Edge gets up as well.

Edge hits Rock with a right hand, and Rocky responds with one of his own! Rocky then pops Edge with another one! Edge hits Rocky with a knee to the gut, before he goes to shoot Rock into the ropes, but The Great One counters, sending Edge in. The Rated R Superstar comes back, and ROCK TAKES HIM OVER WITH A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!!!

The Brahma Bull gets back up to his feet, waiting on Edge, who staggers up to his feet. The Rated R Superstar turns back around to The Rock, and The Great One takes him down with a SAMOAN DROP!!!

The Rock is rollin’ and the crowd is completely behind him, as he gets back up to a vertical base. Cena gets back up as well, and CHARGES at The Rock, but The Great One kick him in the gut, and then SPIKES CENA WITH A DDT!!!

THE GREAT ONE THEN KIPS UP TO HIS FEET, and smells “it,” receiving a thunderous reaction from the crowd.

The Rock then begins STALKING Cena… then STALKING Edge… then back to Cena, waiting on someone to get back up to a vertical base. It’s Edge who staggers back up first…

AND THE ROCK GOES FOR THE ROCK BOTTOM —

AND HITS IT, PLANTING EDGE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!!!

The Rock then goes back to STALKING Cena… looking to put this thing away… as The Boss staggers back up to his feet, using the ropes to pull himself back up. The Doctor of Thuganomics turns around…

AND THE ROCK GOES FOR THE ROCK BOTTOM –

BUT CENA SPINS OUT OF IT!!!

The two meet face to face, and Cena KICKS ROCK IN THE GUT…

AND THEN CENA GOES FOR THE FU –

AND HITS IT, PLANTING THE ROCK!!!!!

CENA WITH THE COVER!!!!!

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THREE!!!!!

ELIMINATED: THE ROCK VIA PIN FALL at 27:20.

THE ROCK IS ELIMINATED

And the arena has fallen into a mixed, MIXED reaction. Half the crowd is loud; half the crowd is completely silent. And the half of the crowd that’s loud is divided between boos and cheers.

“Is… this the end?? Is this the end for The Rock??”

J.R. asks the obvious question as The People’s Champion declared that he’d leave the WWE if he didn’t win the title tonight… and he’s just been eliminated. The Boss… is The Boss and doesn’t seem to care much either way, moving his attention to The Rated R Superstar… who’s crawled onto his stomach… and is crawling toward the ropes.

The Doctor of Thuganomics gets back up to a vertical base and begins bouncing up and down, waiting… waiting on Edge. The former WWE Champion gets back up to his feet… and The Rated R Superstar finally does… and CENA MOVES INTO ACTION!!!!

CENA CHARGES, AND NAILS EDGE WITH A FLYING SHOULDER BLOCK!!

Edge stumbles back up to his feet, and CENA KNOCKS HIM DOWN WITH ANOTHER FLYING SHOULDER BLOCK!!

The crowd is buzzing as Cena and Edge get back up – and Cena SCOOPS him up – AND PLANTS THE RATED R SUPERSTAR WITH THE KILLSWITCH!!

Cena raises his hand into the air – receiving a THUNDEROUS REACTION. The Boss gives Edge the “You Can’t See Me” taunt, waving his hand in front of his face. The Boss then hits off the ropes… AND HITS THE FIVE KNUCKLE SHUFFLE!!!

Cena springs back up to his feet, and puts his hands on his knees, waiting on Edge. The Rated R Superstar, beaten, tired, having been in the ring for over twenty minutes looks like he’s out of it… though he finally makes it back up… and turns around…

CENA LIFTS EDGE UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS —



LOOKING FOR THE FU—



BUT CENA GETS HIT WITH A LOW BLOW!!!!!











FROM THE ROCK!!!!!!!

“WHAT!?”

“WHAT THE HELL!?”

Cena collapses down to the canvas, as does Edge, who hits the ground, and rolls, clearly out of it.

The Great One simply stares down at Cena, who holds himself in pain. The Rock’s got a different look in his eye, AND BEGINS TO PUT THE BOOTS TO CENA, STOMPING away on The Boss!!!

The crowd is in a stunned silence as The Great One mount Cena and begins to rain down right hands on his face, over and over and over again!!!

The Rock then lifts Cena back up, only to toss him to the outside of the ring, onto the steel! With Cena on the ground, stomach down, The Great One follows him out. The Rock then lifts Cena head – ONLY TO SLAM IT INTO THE STEEL!!!

AGAIN!!!

AND AGAIN!!!

Boos have now begun to ring out all throughout the arena, as The Rock ASSAULTS The Boss. Rocky lifts Cena up, and SLAMS HIS FACE against the steel cage!!!

The Boss collapses down to the canvas, and Rocky pounds on his chest, intense, being booed by nearly everyone in the arena. The Rock then hits a couple of MORE BOOTS to Cena’s face… as we see that The Boss has now been BUSTED OPEN!!!


“CENA! CENA! CENA!”

The Rock grabs Cena and once more brings him back up to his feet. The Rock gets right into Cena’s face… and begins to speak.

Luckily for us… the camera gets close enough to pick up what he’s saying…

“Congratulations. You got rid of The Rock. But guess what? The Rock is taking you with—”

Rocky doesn’t get to finish his thought—

BECAUSE CENA SPITS IN HIS FACE!!!!!

THUNDEROUS POP

The Rock’s eyes widen… and he SNAPS – AND CHARGES FORWARD –

THE ROCK THEN TOSSES CENA FACE FIRST THROUGH THE PLEXIGLASS!!!!!!!


“Oh my God.”

“HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!!!”

The Rock stops and stares at Cena… who lies amongst the rubble – beaten and bloodied.

More referees try to get in the ring, but The Rock shoos them off with his left hand. Inside the ring, Edge makes it back up to his feet, smirking at the proceedings… but he soon stops smirking as The Rock looks in the ring. The Rated R Superstar immediately puts his hands up, and slumps down in the ring, wanting no part of The Rock.

“ROCKY SUCKS! ROCKY SUCKS! ROCKY SUCKS!”

The Great One then turns to his left and tells the referees to move out of the way, as, with the damage done, The Great One prepares to leave the ring…

BUT THE CROWD EXPLODES!!

And The Rock slowly turns toward his right —

And we see why—

A BLOODY AND DEFIANT JOHN CENA –

FLIPPING ROCK THE BIRD!!!!


The Rock stares… and stares… and stares...

Cena finally puts his finger down.

He barely has the strength to even hold it up at this point, with the blood leaking out of his face.

The Rock steps into the cell – STOMP! STOMP! STOMP! STOMP! STOMP!! The Rock pummels on Cena, before he pulls The Boss out of the corner, the pieces of glass falling by the way side. The Rock then tosses Cena’s lifeless body through the ropes and back into the ring.

Edge takes a couple of steps toward Cena, possibly looking for a cover but with one finger by The Rock, Edge stops in his tracks, and once more retreats, more than happy to let The Rock continue the assault.

The Great One then stalks Cena… and not the way he usually stalks people. There is nothing theatrical or entertaining about the way Rocky is waiting on Cena. The Rock stands straight… calm… his hands by his side… as Cena crawls over onto his stomach, and makes his way toward the ropes. The Doctor of Thuganomics… finally… makes it all the way back up…

And Rocky doesn’t wait for him, yanking Cena away from the ropes—

AND PLANTS CENA WITH THE ROCK BOTTOM!!!!!

The Rock pops back up and FLIPS CENA THE BIRD, much to the chagrin of the crowd, before he says something to Edge… and takes his leave from the ring…

The Rated R Superstar quickly scurries over, and covers Cena.

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THREE!!!!!

ELIMINATED: JOHN CENA VIA PIN FALL AT 32:39.

WINNER: EDGE at 32:39. EDGE WINS THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP.

EDGE HAS RECAPTURED THE TITLE!!!!

“Metalingus” hits and The Rated R Superstar gets on his knees in the ring, covering his face with emotion as if he’s toiled and toiled for this moment.

Jim Ross:
What the hell have we just witnessed? What the hell just happened? That… did not just happen.

Tully Blanchard:
I don’t know what to say, J.R. I just… I don’t know.

The Elimination Chamber is raised, and Edge is handed the WWE Championship. The champion clutches onto it with a huge smile on his face, while people check on John Cena, beaten, bloody and motionless in the middle of the ring.

Jim Ross:
The Rock… The People’s Champion just heinously… brutally… violently assaulted John Cena in the middle of that ring. Is that gonna be our last memory of The Rock?

Tully Blanchard:
You heard him, J.R. Rocky said he’s done, and he said it to John Cena in the middle of that ring.

Jim Ross:
Yeah, right before he tossed him through glass.

The Rock stops at the top of the ramp, and looks around at the fans, most of which boo The Great One. Rocky shows no emotion… as he then heads back through the entrance ramp.

Jim Ross:
John Cena has done a lot. John Cena has done the same to The Rock on more than one occasion – so it’s hard to feel bad for him… but I’m completely stunned to see that from The Rock.

Tully Blanchard:
His emotions got the better of him… and now he’s gone. Unfortunately, it cost Cena… and now, Edge, is once again the WWE Champion.

The Rated R Superstar leaves the ring, and grabs JBL’s white hat. He puts it on his head, and climbs back into the ring.

Edge then begins celebrating with the title, doing JBL’s two step with a HUGE smile on his face.

Jim Ross:
It’s been a hell of a pay per view here tonight, several classic matches up and down the card… but it’s all ended with a shocker. The Rock has left the WWE after having obliterated John Cena. But all that matters, the only thing that ever matters, is the WWE Championship. And after one brutal Elimination Chamber Match, the man that holds that title… is once again… “The Rated R Superstar” Edge!

Edge climbs the turnbuckle and raises the title into the air, once more being roundly booed as we fade out…

END OF SHOW
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The first match was a good way to start. It was comical and I was going for The Hooliganz. With an 100 pound advantage it is clear that London and Kendrick would be at a disadvantage and you booked it very well. Nonetheless, a great opening match, except that spot where Storm pulls Kendrick away despite not being the legal contender could've been clearer. It took me a couple times to get what actually happened.

I'm not sure if John Cena was a heel or not, but his interview and Jeff Hardy's were good. I like how it is being hyped for the EC. The part with John Cena's that I didn't like was that it seemed like he was trying to cover many topics within seconds. But the interviews were a great way to hype.

The next match with RVD and MVP was actually outstanding. Reading the recap on how it all started, you made an exceptional move bringing Sabu into an Extreme Rules match when MVP felt all high and mighty. This feud match was fueled with so much, not only was it booked to be great, you thrived the extra mile.

The next (squash) match was pretty good. It was predictable that the match would go out in the way it did, but I did not think it would last that LONG. What a match.

JBL's clever interview, seeing the pattern of which superstars are being interviewed was brilliant. I liked how his arrogant self dropped every person's distinctive characteristic. (although it took me a while to realize who was the playboy and who was the whiny bitch )

As far as the divas match goes, I think you hit the nail on the head and them some. What I mean by that is that the match is good, and a bit too long. Too much of a good thing isn't a good thing because it dragged on a little too long for my tastes. If your diva's division is legit, Ignore this completely. Other than that, that match could've go either way in terms of who should have won.

These interviews seem short for a Pay-Per-View but I can roll with it. Melina sold Morrision well. The Heyman promo right after really captured my attention because he was so right about what he said. I instantly was on the back of Show after that.

The match itself was incredible! The winning spot clearly defined why the crowd was so cheery. It was weird seeing the world's largest athlete making the alliance. If anything, I'd expect Umaga to throw Angle out of the ring and then Show and Umaga to fight, or Umaga and Angle to take the biggest guy down before I'd see Show do something, but since he is with Heyman, what can I say? I did like that submission spot with Angle and Show, following Show's failed chokeslam. Umaga and Show showed power and Angle showed resilience. Amazing match.

Now the way Edge dominated the interview is how I expected Cena and JBL to do. I expected them to pull of an interesting argument despite being legit threats. Edge may be labeled a whiny brat but his interview was GOLD. That's how PPV interviews should be played out.

The second to last match of the night was downright amazing. I would have to say it was the match of the night DESPITE reading the main event. The match didn't have as many twists and turns but in quality terms, I really liked that match. I'm still speechless on what I want to say. In terse words, neither of those guys, even though they are cocky, should be disappointed.

Now, Bah Gawd. I skipped all the hype and got into the match. The match itself is what the crowd payed for. Plus with the way you present, I was captivated in my reading. I liked how you didn't put out your main money and settled with Morrison and Hardy, but IMO I would've went with JBL and Edge just swinging at it then add even more chaos during the match but Morrison and Hardy did not disappoint. Although you practically swept Hardy away from the main eventers, as he was part of a nasty double pin, I can deal with that. I hope you just don't bury him as I just started reading recently. I wonder what will happen to the Rock since I hear he put up a stipulation. When JBL lost, I knew who was going to win and I was right. From the interview, he seemed to be focused and had way more to drive on the line. You don't mess with the ultimate opportunist and when his vulture, scavenger-like self went, scurrying over to John Cena, I knew that he now has all the momentum.

Overall, you did a really good job in match quality. Despite a few confusions within the match writing and a little overdoing here and there, you delivered something that the crowd can go home happy and the readers can finish it off satisfied.
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Apologies for the feedback partly coming back as a regurgitation of what you’ve already wrote. It’s a problem I always seem to have when dishing out feedback for a PPV…

Nice to see “The End” make it’s annual Armageddon appearance - no need to mess with a classic theme.

With the lack of build the tag title match got in the run up to the PPV, it works fine as a quick paced, hot opener. Wasn’t sure how things would pan out after Harris pushed London around initially, but Kendricks involvement was a nice change of pace, and his boisterousness worked well to switch things up a little, f...trating Harris before the inevitable beat down sequence.

Often times, the heat sequence during tag matches are quite a slog to read, but I quite enjoyed the writing of AMW taking Kendrick apart - and his counter to the tandem power bomb was pretty sweet, as was the follow up enziguri before the hot tag to London.

The sequence that followed flowed well too, with the counter to Sliced Bread in particular standing out, along with the false finish off the superkick. Finish worked fine too, putting over the plucky face champions. The clean win suggests AMW were just there to fill some time and keep the champs busy before the Hooligans move on to something more in depth - hopefully. Nice opener though.

The interview segments with each of the Chamber participants was a nice addition. Nothing newsworthy coming out of it - no revelations; but there didn’t need to be - just some strong, solid hype for the big main event throughout the night. The “I‘d beat twelve men in a Volcano” line from JBL was classic.

No need for any fluff - just right to have MVP and RVD go at it from the start; and of course RVD should have the upper hand from the off. Van Dam was written really well here I thought, with the signs of the old reflexes when he jumped up onto the steps after MVP dodged him, then hitting the moonsault.

Obviously it wasn’t a squash match - so MVP had to get into it somehow, and the change in how RVD took the fight to MVP and how MVP then took the fight to RVD stood out, with MVP taking a much more realistic, gritty route when he was on offence with the steel chain.

Really impressed with some of the cool spots you pulled off; especially the sequence where RVD going for the shock Van Daminator, MVP ducking then swiftly nailing the DDT on the chair. Same goes for the chair surfing dropkick and the trash can assisted Van Daminator RVD pulled off too. Pretty inventive spots.

Was hoping there wouldn’t be any run-ins and the match could’ve went down incident free with a definitive winner, so have to admit that it was slightly disappointing - although I should concede that it did make sense, given how involved Luther and Sabu have been in the feud.

Given the way the finish went down, it pretty much confirms - to me anyway - that MVP wont be rising any higher than mid-card for the time being. Initially, I thought Luther saving MVP from the initial three off the Five Star would act as a storyline ‘out’ RVD with a visual pin before MVP got the actual win, so Van Dam winning solidifies RVD as above MVP on the ladder for now, and it sets RVD up for a big run toward something coming into WrestleMania season.

Wow. That was pretty impressive to say the least on Bryans part. Pretty much ran through Ken Doane as if his name was Barry Horowitz.

Trish needing back up - and using that back up - shows she hasn’t forgotten that Lita is a big threat, after she seemingly sailed through to the final almost unchallenged (mainly thanks to the first round bye). It wouldn’t be a Lita match without some sort of botch - her not protecting her face and busting her lip counts for me.

You put together a lot of action, and the near falls made the match actually feel important, as opposed to just being a match for a secondary Womens title - and made winning the title feel like something really worthwhile. It also proved you’ve still got some great talent in the division - even in the absence of Victoria and Mickie.

It felt like Trish dominated much of the match, and it made me think Lita would end up pulling it out in the end in a shocker, so it actually almost felt like a surprise when Trish got the win. Right choice - even if the whole thing seemed set up for her to win from the get go. It sets the stage nicely for the eventual returns of Victoria and Mickie down the road. Interesting times in the womens divas division.

I wish I paid more attention on the location of this show, and I would’ve went a little differently on my prediction. It was ALL Angle early doors - which I assume would be much to the delight of the fans in attendance - out thinking and outmanoeuvring the two larger opponents. Naturally, the bottom had to fall out though, and Show ‘showing’ off his power was as good a way as any to cut off Kurts momentum.

Angle and Umaga eventually coming together in order to survive was a sweet way to put Show over I thought, and the alliance ending INSTANTLY once Show was out of the ring made sure there was no doubt over the Angle/Umaga feud being far from dead at this point. Incredible feat from Angle to pop off two Germans on Umaga, then instantly one on Show.

It was at that point you really cranked up the action IMO. The finishing sequence was slick and you incorporated all three men brilliantly into it - and whilst triple threats aren’t a particular favourite of mine personally, the possibilities for changing things up increases dramatically with a third body involved, and you made the most of that, starting with the Angle Slam on Umaga, choke slam counter into the ankle lock on Show, then the save by Umaga.

And that’s the craziest TOWER OF DOOM ever btw. The sequence from the double choke slam attempt leading to the actual double choke slam was another prime example of the possibilities at hand when there’s three guys involved. The finish itself seemed a little off with Show going down to the Angle Slam clean.

It’s a big win for Angle, no doubt - but it’s a bit of a gut-wrenching loss for Show, that - much like MVP earlier - probably indicates where he lies in the pecking order (which, personally, I‘m fine with. You‘ve got better options at your disposal on Raw), as he probably needed a win here if he was to be established as a big deal. But yeah - big win for Angle.

What a match. Ziggler lasting this long with Daniels gives him instant credibility, and once again, Daniels shines as Intercontinental Champion. I fully expected it to take a ‘veteran heel schools young upstart’ early on, but Ziggler more than held up his end of the bargain with Daniels, again giving him credibility as someone that can be just as good as the I.C Champ.

Throughout, you put together an excellent showcase of both guys athletic ability (the Daniels split legged moonsault to the outside says hello), and the match felt like it flowed at a real fast pace, peppered with some excellent counters and reversals with little time spent on rest holds or posturing. It was bell to bell action, and it was a thoroughly good read.

Pleased to see you incorporate the rolling elbow drops into Zigglers repertoire already, just from a fans perspective, it’s something they’d be able to connect with quickly for the face, counting along etc - similar to the Cesaro swing (but obviously not as awesome) - and it’s pretty cool anyway.

Nice ‘HOLY SHIT’ spot too with the suplex to the outside. That’s pretty big. The suicide dive was like icing on the cake too. I don’t know if your intention was to build toward the bigger spots near the end of the match like this, but if it was; kudos. It made a well written match into a damn memorable one.

Ziggler just surviving the suicide dive to make it back in the ring before being counted out - and the constant kick outs back to back to back following that are more reasons to get the fans on his side, showing he’s got guts to back up his cockiness. The false finishes toward the end were great too. I didn’t see Ziggler winning the match - but with some of the false finishes you pulled out, you had me second guessing myself a number of times.

Speaking of the false finishes and the counters to potential finishers - tremendous. The entire closing sequence from that initial Zig Zag was crazy, and you’d be forgiven for thinking “This is it” on a number of occasions; the BME, the counter from the Angels Wings, the sneaky tight pull off the school boy and the Fameasser. All believable false finishes that led to the very end.

Ziggler probably didn’t need protected so much that Daniels needed to hit both his finishers to put him away for good, and that Last Rites (given how gruelling the match was) should’ve been enough, but that said; I guess Daniels wanted to make sure he would put the kid away this time, after all the kick outs.

Match of the Night though. A true show stealer - and hopefully this leads to more exposure for Ziggler, because this should be a break out moment for him after dipping in and out of Raw until the last couple of weeks. An extended series of matches with Daniels wouldn’t be at all a bad idea.

Nice little tease toward Angle and Bryan - and that’s the start of the Rumble hype too.

Christ. I don’t know what to say. The rest of the show, I’ve gone through each match chronologically … but I have to jump straight to the main story - right past JBL being eliminated early on, right past Cena being very much ‘the boss’ from the minute he entered the match, and ignoring the fact that Edge won the belt back - and right to THAT heel turn - or should I say; that DOUBLE turn between Cena and Rock. I didn’t call it - and I don’t recall anyone else calling it either … and it was a genius move.

Cena eliminating Rock with just the FU was a shocker. With Rock putting his career on the line, I expected him to kick out of just about anything and everything - yet he fell to the FU, making everything seem like quite the anticlimax for Rock … but then … wow. The fact it wasn’t just a basic; “here‘s a rock bottom, c‘ya” deal, but an all out heel turn, heel turn, taking Cena apart made this come across as just so much more than a bog standard turn.

While I’d be a tad concerned that Cena might evoke memories of Austin with the defiant bird flip, I can look past that for now, as the rest of this sequence all worked perfectly. And the set up is there now for the chase toward WrestleMania. Rock is gone - he’ll keep his word on that for now I’m sure - and as heel now he can stay away and be the ultimate chicken shit by refusing to answer Cenas challenge (which is sure to come) in the mean time. Stage is set for a brilliant chase for Cena to get Rock at WrestleMania.

As for Edge winning the title back - it does get lost in amongst all of the Rock/Cena chaos … but that type of victory personifies the Ultimate Opportunist. It’s a shame that JBL only held the title for a month, but I’d imagine it’ll be about him and Edge coming out of the PPV for the title - having both held it in recent months and having not actually fought each other one on one for it, plus, it was Edge who started the whole issue for Angie last month.

Overall, in terms of the matches, Daniels vs. Ziggler blew everything else out of the water for me - early contender for MOTY in BTB - whilst the Rock/Cena situation completely overshadowed the entire Chamber match, and will be THE major issue coming out of the PPV and into Raw. Shocking stuff. Another thoroughly enjoyable PPV effort, sir.
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WWE RAW – December 17th, 2007



Opening Video

Pyro

Shot of the crowd

Ringside


Jim Ross: Hello everyone, I’m “Good Ol’ J.R.” Jim Ross, here with Jerry “The King” Lawler, and just twenty four hours removed from one hell of a pay per view in Armageddon, we’ve got the fallout for you here tonight.

Jerry Lawler: No doubt about that, J.R. We’ve got Kurt Angle in action tonight. Daniel Bryan is in action tonight. The new Divas Champion Trish Stratus is in action tonight, and we’re gonna here from our new WWE Champion, “The Rated R Superstar” Edge tonight.

Jim Ross: One person we will not be hearing from tonight will be “The People’s Champion” The Rock. The Rock guaranteed that he would retire if he did not capture the WWE Title last night. He did not. And The Rock is not here tonight.

Jerry Lawler: And after what The Rock did to John Cena last night, I don’t think The Boss will be here tonight either.





***MY TIME IS NOW***

A THUNDEROUS REACTION greets –

“THE BOSS” JOHN CENA


Jerry Lawler:
This man is superhuman, J.R.!

Jim Ross: I don’t think there’s any doubt about that! The Boss is here!!!

The former WWE Champion steps out onto the stage, a bandage covering his head where he was busted open last night. He’s also got the slightest of limps, wearing his usual jeans and “BOSS, BITCH” shirt.

Jim Ross: There is the man that DOMINATED the Elimination Chamber Match last night at Armageddon! As soon as Cena entered, that match up changed completely! He eliminated Jeff Hardy. He eliminated JBL. He eliminated The Rock. And he was ready to eliminate Edge – when The Rock hit him with a low blow and proceeded to beat the living hell out of John Cena.

Jerry Lawler: You can’t blame The Rock, J.R. Emotions were definitely running high, The Rock and Cena don’t like each other, Cena has assaulted The Rock before… and then he had his career taken from him by the same man??

Cena climbs into the ring, and calls for a microphone.

Jim Ross: The Rock said he was done, and after a hell of a career, I can’t say that I’m gonna judge The Great One on one moment, even if it did cost Cena the WWE Title. I don’t think John Cena is gonna feel the same, however.

The Boss has finally got himself a microphone, and he brings it up to his mouth as his theme music dies down.

John Cena: Last night… last night at Armageddon—

“CENA! CENA! CENA!”

Cena waits the crowd out… not acknowledging them.

John Cena: Last night at Armageddon… The Rock cost me the WWE Championship.

Mixed reaction

John Cena: I picked The Rock up, I slammed him to the canvas with the FU, and I sent his ass packing to Hollywood with the one, two, three.

Another mixed reaction.

John Cena: The Rock decided that he didn’t wanna go out like that, and nailed me with a low blow, stuck me and my ginormous chin through plated glass, and hit me with a Rock Bottom.

Yep. Mixed.

John Cena: And you know what that means?? That means that Edge is now walking around with the WWE Championship.

Crowd boos

John Cena: Now, Rock… I’m not gonna cry over spilt milk, and I’m most certainly not gonna be a hypocrite about my actions. I did the same thing to you months ago at Backlash. So, hey, what’s fair is fair. But I tell you what ain’t gonna happen. I ain’t gonna let you get off that easy.

Crowd pops, followed by some boos.

John Cena: You don’t get one up on John Cena and then leave like everything is okay. I don’t do an eye for an eye – and no, even though we’re even we are definitely, not, done!

Another mixed reaction

John Cena: You ain’t leaving, Rock… not if I have anything to say about it! So, look, name the time and the place and you and I are gonna do the damn thang! The Rock versus John Cena!!!

THUNDEROUS REACTION

John Cena: Whatdya say, Rocky?? Do you still got the stones somewhere in the People’s Trousers –

OH~!

John Cena: You really wanna go out the way you did last night?? You wanna go out like a bitter, angry, washed-up man who couldn’t cut it on the big stage with the bigger, stronger, younger dog in the yard?

Cena raises his eyebrow quizzically.

John Cena: Or do you want to come back and give us all what we want to see. We’ve seen Austin and Rock, we’ve seen Hogan and Rock, we’ve seen Hogan and Andre. There’s only one monstrosity of a match up that we haven’t seen. Come on, big time. Me and you -- one on one! Name the time, and name the place, and I swear to you I will be there.

Another loud reaction.

John Cena: I swear to you that you and I will get those bright lights, the tens of thousands of fans, a massive amount of media and the big ol’ paychecks that you love so much for the biggest match of all time – and then I swear to you that I will beat you within an inch of your LIFE!

THUNDEROUS mixed reaction

John Cena: Rocky, I –

***METALINGUS***


The crowd boos as the new WWE Champion EDGE steps out onto the stage, sans Lita. The Rated R Superstar wears a dark t-shirt, shades and a pair of jeans, with his newly won title over his shoulder. The champ also has a microphone in hand.

Jerry Lawler: Haha!! There he is, J.R.!! The Champ!!

Jim Ross: Last night, “The Rated R Superstar” Edge recaptured the WWE Title – even though John Cena did all the work –

Jerry Lawler: Don’t be disrespectful, J.R. None of that matters! All that matter is everything is right with the world! After an absolute TERRIBLE month without the title in it’s rightful place, Edge is champion again.

Edge brings the mic up as his music dies down.

Edge: Surprise, surprise.

Boos from the crowd as Edge smirks.

Edge: I go through five WWE superstars last night to recapture my WWE Championship, the biggest prize in the industry, and who’s opening the show?? Is it me?? Is it the new champion? No, it’s John Cena.

Crowd pops

Edge: And what’s he talking about? Is he talking about how he lost to the better man last night? Is he giving “props” to the new WWE Champion?? No… John Cena is talking about The Rock.

Mixed reaction

Edge: John Cena is blaming The Rock. I got news for ya, John. You didn’t lose to The Rock. You lost to ME!

Big heat. Edge smirks.

YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK! YOU SUCK!

Edge: I got some more news for ya, John Boy. The Rock… is GONE! The Rock left! The Rock retired! And let the record show that The Rock retired at MY HANDS.

More heat.

Edge: The Rock lost in a match that I won, which means I… am… king!

More boos.

Edge: So… if you still want yourself a piece of The Rock, you’ll have to wait until his next movie hits theatres or DVD. And if you can’t wait that long, go backstage, and have Coachman grab his number, and you can call him on the phone. But what YOU are not gonna do is overshadow MY moment.

Even more heat.

Edge: Tonight isn’t about you. Tonight is about me. Tonight is about me and my WWE Championship finding it’s way home.

Crowd boos.

Edge: Tonight is about me overcoming ALL the odds; overcoming the Elimination Chamber, overcoming five other WWE superstars – You, Rock, Morrison, Hardy and JBL! Tonight is about The Rated R Superstar once again becoming The Rated R Champion!

More boos.

Edge: So, if you don’t mind… and even if you do… get the hell out of my ring.

OH~! Crowd boos.

Cena’s eyebrows raise and a smile creeps across his face.

Edge: Right now, John!

The Boss looks to the crowd, almost as if he’s asking if Edge is serious. The Rated R Superstar looks serious enough, scowl on his face.

CENA! CENA! CENA! CENA!

John Cena: Well… Edge… you make a compelling argument. I’m not entirely sure who you were talking to… because NOBODY speaks to The Boss that way.

LOUD Cheers

John Cena: You wanna get in this ring so bad, so you can strut your stuff and have your little coronation? You want me to leave? Then come on down, and make me leave.

More cheers

John Cena: You’re either gonna get what you want and I’m gonna kiss your feet… or you’ll end up in the hospital.

Crowd pops

John Cena: Not sure yet… but you can come on down and find out.

Edge lets out a smirk.

Edge: Sure thing… Boss.

Edge drops the microphone, and slowly but surely begins to make his way down to the ring as the crowd goes wild. The Boss reaches up and takes off his T-shirt, flinging it away, much to the delight of the girls in the crowd.

Jim Ross: Oh, here we go! Here we go! John Cena and Edge here! The Boss and the champ about to get it on!

The new WWE Champion reaches the bottom of the ramp, and reaches up, grabbing a hold of the middle rope… as if he was about to get into the ring… but he rethinks it, letting go. The crowd boos as Edge watches Cena, who continues to call The Rated R Superstar on in.

Edge shakes his head… and turns around… walking back up the entrance ramp, as the crowd heat picks up once more. Cena shake his head, disgusted with Edge’s cowardice…

But the crowd noise immediately begins to pick up…

AS TWO EDGE LOOK ALIKES HOP OVER THE CROWD BARRICADE AND SLIDES INTO THE RING!!!

Jim Ross:
What the hell is this!!!??!?

Jerry Lawler: There’s two Edges – two MORE Edges! Three times the Edge, J.R.!!!

The Boss immediately reacts, and turns around, swinging away on both of them!!! The two Edge look alikes battles Cena… but it’s The Boss who begins to win out, his big right hand, keeping the two long blonde-haired superstars at bay!!!

Cena then turns around –


SPEAR!!!!


Jim Ross: I don’t know who in the hell these two are, but they are beating the hell out of an already beaten and battered John Cena!

Edge spears him in half, and now the three men STOMP AWAY ON CENA!!!! With the crowd pouring on the heat, Edge and company lay into the motionless Cena –

UNTIL JEFF HARDY SPRINTS DOWN THE ENTRANCE RAMP –

STEEL CHAIR IN HAND!!!!

THE CROWD ERUPTS as The Extreme Enigma reaches the ring and slides on in! The champion and his crew immediately bail.


Jim Ross: There you go! What a champ! What a champ! He wants no part of fair fight!

Jerry Lawler: He wants no part of a psychopath in makeup with a steel chair, J.R.!

Jim Ross: I don’t know if Jeff is out here to help Cena, or just to get himself a piece of Edge, but he saved The Boss’ ass here tonight.

As Jeff paces the ring and The Boss slowly but surely gets back up to his feet, clutching his ribs… Edge raises the WWE Title as we fade out…

{Commercials}

Replay of what happened before the break with Cena being speared by Edge, and then attacked by Edge’s clones before Jeff Hardy made the save.


***MEDAL***


The audience ERUPTS as “THE WRESTLING MACHINE” KURT ANGLE steps out onto the stage, smile on his face, ready to compete.

Jim Ross: That man, Kurt Angle, last night at Armageddon won the triple threat match between himself, Umaga and The Big Show, pinning the giant in the middle of the ring.

Jerry Lawler: He didn’t end the undefeated streak of the Samoan Bulldozer, but you’d have to imagine that Angle is pretty happy about last night.

1 – Singles Match
Kurt Angle vs. Luther Reigns
The match starts out with The Wrestling Machine doing what he does best – wrestle. He takes the big man down with a couple of leg sweeps and dragon screws, and goes for the Ankle Lock each time… but Reigns manages to reach the ropes.

Big Lu rolls to the outside, and shakes his ankle loose, before he gets back into the ring… only to roll outside once more, much to the chagrin of the crowd… and to Angle. The Olympic Gold Medalist follows him out, and Reigns hits him with a knee to the gut, and then SLAMS him into the STEEL STEPS, taking control of this match up in one foul swoop!

As Reigns throws Kurt back into the ring, our commentators mention the history between these two, with Angle bringing Reigns into the company a few years ago. MVP’s bodyguard dominates the next few minutes of the match up, using his size and strength to keep the former World Heavyweight Champion at a disadvantage.
Of course, The Wrestling Machine makes his comeback, suplexing Luther all over the ring! Angle then goes for the ANGLE SLAM – but Reigns counters, landing behind him! The big man then throws a CLOTHESLINE – but Angle ducks it! Reigns then goes for a BIG BOOT – but Angle catches it – AND LOCKS IN THE ANKLE LOCK!!! It doesn’t take very long, for Big Lu to TAP OUT!!
Winner: Kurt Angle via submission at 6:40.


“Medal” hits and Angle gets his hand raised in victory to the delight of the crowd, which cheers on The Wrestling Machine.

Jim Ross: Kurt Angle is ready! The Wrestling Machine looks more focused, more refreshed than we’ve seen him in a long time!

Jerry Lawler: He’s put this saga with Umaga and The Big Show behind him, and you’ve gotta imagine that his sights are set on the Royal Rumble, J.R.

BACKSTAGE – ARENA DOORS


JOHN BRADSHAW LAYFIELD
, the now former WWE Champion, walks through the doors, carrying his bag. JBL doesn’t wear a scowl as he walks through the hallway… though he does look quite a bit dejected…

But soon, a scowl does appear on his face… as ANGELINA WILLIAMS walks up to him.

Angelina Williams: Hey, John.

JBL no sells her, continuing his walk. Angel follows.

Angelina Williams: John, we need to talk.

Layfield stops a backstage worker.

JBL: Where’s my locker room, son??

Worker: Down the hallway, take a right; third door on the left.

JBL keeps walking… but stops, turning back to the worker.

JBL: And keep her the hell away from me.

The worker has a look at Angel… and takes a breath, before he turns back to JBL.

Worker: Yes sir, Mr. Layfield.

JBL keeps walking… leaving a shocked and dejected Angelina behind…

{Commercials}

BACKSTAGE – EDGE LOCKER ROOM


EDGE and his EDGE LOOK ALIKES burst through the doors. The WWE Champion wears a huge smile on his face as he looks around the locker room.

Edge: LITA!?!?

Lita: (Off screen) I’m drying off!!

Edge: Come out here!!

Edge and company wait for a bit… and LITA walks out, wrapped in a towel. She looks stunned.

Lita: Why didn’t you tell me you had company? I’m half naked.

Edge: This isn’t company, Lita. This is your new family. This is Curt Hawkins… and this is Zach Ryder. These are my Edgeheads. This is the start of my new Rated R Army.

As the EDGHEADS stick their chests out and Edge smiles, Lita nods her head, somewhat sarcastically, unimpressed.

Lita: Can I go now?

Edge: Y’see, I realized with your selfish actions these last few weeks in the Divas Tournament… sorry about last night, by the way—

Lita fumes.

Edge: I perhaps need a backup strategy whenever you decide to not be a team player.

Lita: Not be a team player!?

Edge: Relax, baby. I forgive you.

Lita gets even more pissed.

Edge: As the WWE Champion, I will be a forgiving and benevolent king. And how can I be that, if I’m not willing to forgive the second most important thing in my life… you.

While the Edgeheads wipe tears from their face and Edge holds his hand against his heart, Lita rolls her eyes.

Edge kisses her on the forehead.

Edge: You can finish up now.

Lita shakes her head and walks off.

The king turns to his army.

Edge: We see our first action tonight. Coachman has made a match. It’s me and you two… against Jeff Hardy… JBL… and John Cena in a six man tag match for tonight’s main event.

Ryder and Hawkins nod their heads excitedly.

Edge: The Rated R Reign begins once more. Don’t let me down out there tonight.

Zach Ryder: Don’t worry, champ. It’s under the control.

Curt Hawkins: It’s ALL under control.

Edge smirks…

BACK TO RINGSIDE.


VISCERA
waits in the ring…

***FINAL COUNTDOWN***


The crowd gives a mixed reaction – a somewhat loud one – as “THE AMERICAN DRAGON” DANIEL BRYAN steps out onto the stage, American Dragon “Championship” on his shoulder and PAUL HEYMAN by his side.

Jim Ross: Ladies and gentlemen, last night, Daniel Bryan successfully defeated Ken Doane, the former Intercontinental Championship in one minute and nineteen seconds.

Jerry Lawler: It’s impossible, J.R. I’ve never seen anything like this American Dragon. He’s just DOMINATING, J.R.

2 – Singles Match
Daniel Bryan vs. Viscera

Somewhat surprisingly, Viscera lasts longer than a minute and nineteen seconds, with the American Dragon needing some time to chop down the massive Viscera. He looks to use his shin kicks to bring him down to size – but each time Vis gets his hands on Bryan, he knocks him down.

Vis goes for a BIG SPLASH – but Bryan rolls out of the way, causing him to crash and burn! Dragon then looks to lock in the CATTLE MUTILATION – but Vis is just too big, and he can’t get a grip of his enormous arms. Both men get back up, and Viscera muscles him into the corner, c...hing him!

Viscera then scoops Bryan up – but Dragon slides off, landing behind him! Bryan then hits off the ropes, and when Viscera turns around – DRAGON NAILS HIM WITH A RUNNING KNEE TO THE FACE, and covers him, getting the three count!
Winner: Daniel Bryan via pin fall at 4:33.


Dragon gets up off of Viscera and wipes his arms off; all in a day’s work.

Jim Ross: Impressive. Heyman talks the talk, and damn it, this kid walks the walk each and every time he steps into the ring.

Jerry Lawler: You’re right about that one, J.R..

Paul Heyman has got himself a microphone and Bryan’s AmDrag Championship as he enters the ring. Heyman raises the hand of Dragon once more, getting another reaction from the crowd.

Dragon then takes his leave… while Heyman remains, microphone in hand.

Jim Ross: Paul Heyman is in the ring, microphone in hand, and one knows that Paul Heyman has always got something interesting to say. Paul Heyman, next.

{Commercials}


Paul Heyman stands by.

The music dies down, and Heyman brings the mic up to his mouth.

Paul Heyman: Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I not only represent the technical monster we’ve just seen in this ring, “The American Dragon” Daniel Bryan –

Smarks pop.

Paul Heyman: But I also represent the five hundred pound giant, the walking weapon of mass destruction, The Big Show.

Mixed reaction.

Paul Heyman: So, that being said, the rest of this statement needs to be directed to the so-called “Samoan Bulldozer” and his… handler, whatever that is, Armando Alejandro Estrada.

Crowd boos.

Paul Heyman: Mr. Estrada, while Kurt Angle may be done with you and this entire situation, make no mistake about it, sir, I am not… and more importantly, The Big Show is not. You don’t get to cost a giant his sight, you don’t get to piss a giant off, and walk away after a triple threat match. No, sir. The Big Show wants Umaga ONE on ONE.

Crowd cheers.

Paul Heyman: You walk around here saying that Umaga can’t be hurt. Umaga can’t be beat. Umaga can’t be deafeated.

Heyman smirks.

Paul Heyman: The Big Show and I would absolutely LOVE to put that theory of yours to the test, Estrada.

Heyman strolls the ring.

Paul Heyman: Now, Armando, if you would like this match to take place… tonight, maybe –

Big pop

Paul Heyman: We’d be fine with that. If you want to wait a bit, and give your… “monster” time to prepare himself for the complete ONSLAUGHT that The Big Show plans to put down on Umaga… we could wait until say… I don’t know… the Royal Rumble.

Crowd boos; they want to see it tonight.

Paul Heyman: The choice for the time and the place is yours, Mr. Estrada, but make no mistake about it, those are the ONLY choices that are left to you. This match IS happening.

Heyman’s eyes show a fire in them.

Paul Heyman: The Big Show and Umaga WILL meet, and they WILL meet in this, very, ring whether you like it or not. This is not a discussion. This is not an negotiation. The Big Show and your undefeated Bulldozer are going to go at it… or The Big Show shall unleash HELL upon you, sir.

Crowd pops.

Paul Heyman: The Big Show has tipped over jeeps. The Big Show has thrown people through glass windows. The Big Show has chokeslammed people through rings. The Big Show has BROKEN steel cages. The Big Show has BROKEN rings. The Big Show… does not take no for an answer, ESPECIALLY –

???: When he’s walking past the donut table.

The crowd laughs a bit…

As ARMANDO ALEJANDRO ESTRADA walks out onto the stage, wearing his usual suit, shades and smile, sans Umaga.

Estrada carries a microphone, and speaks as he walks down the entrance ramp.

Armando Alejandro Estrada: Mr. Heyman, ju’ll have to excuse me… I heard the majority of what ju said – Big Show, Umaga, jes – haha, but I started to dose off a bit towards the end there. Ju can run a bit long.

Estrada walks up the steps and enters the ring.

Armando Alejandro Estrada: No offense, I’m sure ju’ve heard that before.

Heyman actually nods and smiles.

Paul Heyman: A couple of times.

Armando Alejandro Estrada: So, if ju would give me the – como si dice – run down of it all once again. The Big Show… Senior Roly Poly, haha, is going to do what to my Bulldozer??

Heyman simply smiles.

Estrada has a smirk as well. He reaches up, takes the shades off his face, and hangs them on the front of his jacket.

Armando Alejandro Estrada: I got news for ju, Senior Heyman. Umaga is undefeated. Umaga is a Bulldozer. And therefore, Umaga doesn’t have to do anything that Umaga doesn’t want to do. Comprende, compadre?

Heyman’s smile fades.

Armando Alejandro Estrada: So as for jour so-called lack of options, ju and The Big Show can STICK IT, up your rather grande culos. Haha!

Crowd laughs a bit.

Some in the crowd try to get a “Grande Culo” chant started, but it quickly dies out.

Armando Alejandro Estrada: Umaga wrestles when I say against whom I say – therefore, if I don’t want him to face jour Big Show… then he won’t face jour Big Show, and there’s nothing that ju or he can do about it, except cry to your mommies.

Paul shakes his head.

Armando Alejandro Estrada: BUT – but, I am not completely against the idea of this match up. I’m sure these… people would like to see The Big Show against Umaga.

Crowd cheers.

Armando Alejandro Estrada: But not tonight of course.

Crowd boos.

Armando Alejandro Estrada: We’ll figure out the time and the place at a later date, Senior Heyman… but first, ju must agree to my conditions. A sixty-forty split of the pre-match purse.

Heyman considers this.

Armando Alejandro Estrada: And I heard The Big Show likes cars.

Heyman nods.

Armando Alejandro Estrada: I want a car! TWO cars!!

Paul shakes his head.

Armando Alejandro Estrada: Like the Oprah – JU get a car! JU get a car! JU get a car!! We all get cars!! But mostly just me!! Haha!

More boos for Armando.

Heyman finally brings the mic back up.

Paul Heyman: And what if I tell you to stick it, Mr. Estrada?

A few cheers

Paul Heyman: What if I tell you that I’ll take my chances with The Big Show convincing you that this match is what’s best for business?

Estrada squints his eyes.

Armando Alejandro Estrada: Are ju threatening me, Senior Heyman?

Heyman smirks…

And then gets into Estrada’s face.

Paul Heyman: Take it however you like… Senior… puto.

OH~!

Estrada fumes.

Armando Alejandro Estrada: Big mistake, Senior FATSO – ladies and gentlemen, I bring to ju… THE (crowd chants along) SAAAAAAMOAN BULLDOZER… UUUUUUUUUUMAAGAAA!!!!

***VIRTUAL VOODOO***


“THE SAMOAN BULLDOZER” UMAGA
steps out onto the stage, and Heyman immediately begins shitting bricks.

Jim Ross: I’m no Paul Heyman fan, but he’s got to get the hell out of there!!!

Jerry Lawler: Run for it, Paul!!!

Umaga begins storming down the ramp as Estrada grins widely, taking his shades and putting them back over his eyes.

Heyman, unfortunately for him, seems to be frozen in fear, unmoving.

Jim Ross: He’s petrified! Scared stiff! This is not gonna be good! We’ve seen Umaga destroy MONSTERS! Imagine what he’s gonna do to Heyman.

When The Samoan Bulldozer reaches the bottom of the ramp…

Heyman lets out a smile.

Estrada looks confused… and that seems to confuse Umaga for a bit…

THE BIG SHOW

COMES FROM UNDERNEATH THE RING!!!!


Jerry Lawler:
The Big Show, J.R.!!!

Jim Ross: The Big Show is here!!

ESTADA COMPLETELY LOSES HIS SHIT – BUT IT’S TOO LATE!!!

SHOW GRABS UMAGA AROUND THE THROAT—

AND LIFTS HIM HIGH—

CHOKESLAM ON THE FLOOR!!!!!

Jim Ross: The Big Show with one HELL of a chokeslam to The Samoan Bulldozer!! Bah God, what a chokeslam!!

Jerry Lawler: I think it’s safe to say that Armando and Umaga have been set up.

Show stands over the Samoan Bulldozer… but he slowly turns toward the ring… at Armando Estrada.

AAE shakes his head no rapidly from side to side but The Big Show doesn’t care, climbing onto the apron.


Jim Ross: I think Armando Estrada might just be in a whole lot of trouble. The giant, The Big Show, is getting into the ring.

Estrada tries to make a run for it, but Heyman grabs him! Armando begs off, trying to get free, as The Big Show steps over the top rope. Heyman lets Estrada go… and AAE gets onto his knees, begging for mercy from the giant.

The Big Show looks around at the crowd, and they all yell “DO IT,” more than wanting to see Armando get his, while Estrada continues to beg. Show grabs Estrada… and helps him up to his feet.


AAE looks nervous… but The Big Show gives him a hug.


Jerry Lawler: Haha! Look at that, J.R.!! Friends!!

Jim Ross: I don’t understand this at all.

The crowd boos as Armando soon returns the hug, letting out a smile. The two break it up and AAE gives the thumbs up to the audience, being booed roundly –

BEFORE SHOW GRABS HIM AROUND THE NECK!!!!

THE CROWD ERUPTS

“BUT WE HUGGED! SHOW, WE HUGGED!”

THE BIG SHOW LIFTS ESTRADA UP AND SLAMS HIM TO THE CANVAS WITH A CHOKESLAM!!!!!!

Jim Ross:
BAH GOD, ARMANDO ESTRADA HAS BEEN BROKEN IN HALF!!!

As Estrada convulses in pain, The Big Show yells to the crowd, and they respond in kind. Umaga rolls into the ring, somewhat recovered and Heyman tells Show “let’s wait for the match.”

“Crank It Up” hits, and The Big Show and Heyman take their leave from the ring


Jim Ross: The message has been sent!! The Big Show wants Umaga!! And damn it, he’ll destroy Estrada and Umaga until he gets him!!!

Show taunts to the crowd at the top of the ramp, as Heyman smirks beside him.

{Commercials}

Replay of what happened between The Big Show, Umaga, Estrada and Heyman before the break.

3 – Tag Team Match
Dolph Ziggler & Ken Doane vs. Money Inc.

You know the story. Or at least you should know the story at this point. Both DH Smith and Cody Rhodes are talented second-generation superstars but they’re clearly missing a little something that stops the two youngsters from taking it to the highest possible level.

They keep up with the talented Doane and Ziggler, especially since the two former Spirit Squad members don’t seem to be communicating as well as they had before last night the last couple of times that they’ve tagged.

The finish sees Doane and Cody spill to the outside, right alongside the Million Dollar Man, while inside the ring, Smith avoids a clothesline, gets behind him, and then nails the ZIG ZAG, picking up the three count!!!
Winner: Dolph Ziggler & Ken Doane via pin fall at 7:01.


DiBiase KICKS the steps, PISSED as Ziggler rolls off of Smith, and quickly exits the ring. Doane soon follows as Cody climbs into the ring.

Jim Ross: Another rough loss for Money Inc.

Jerry Lawler: The Million Dollar Man doesn’t look pleased.

Jim Ross: Nor should he be. I doubt this is what he was expecting when he took these two youngsters under his wing.

DiBiase gets in the ring… and SHOVES Smith!!

The crowd “oohs” and “ahs” as The Million Dollar Man begins to BERATE him, showing an anger and intensity we haven’t seen from the former King of the Ring winner. The youngster holds a hand up, acknowledging that he’s to blame for the loss tonight…

But DiBiase SHOVES him again!!

This time, DH doesn’t take it as well, putting his hands on his hips, f...trated, annoyed, while DiBiase continues to scream and holler.

DiBiase then rears back… and looks to SLAP SMITH…

BUT SMITH GRABS HIS HAND!!!


The crowd pops as Smith gets into a nervous DiBiase’s face, telling him to back off –

BUT CODY COMES FROM UP BEHIND SMITH –

AND NAILS THE CROSS RHODES ON SMITH!!!!


Jim Ross:
What the hell was that!?!?!

Jerry Lawler: What do you mean, J.R.? Smith keeps costing them matches!!

Jim Ross: But you don’t do this??

DiBiase pats Cody on the back, and then stands over Smith – and SLAPS HIM IN THE FACE!!! AND AGAIN! AND AGAIN!!


Jim Ross: Alright, that’s enough!! Disrespectful from the Million Dollar Man here!! If you don’t wanna deal with the kid anymore, fine!! But this is just too much!!!

DiBiase then says something to Rhodes, and the two take their leave from the ring, heading back up the ramp, as Smith lies out in the ring.

{Commercials}

Replay of what happened at the start of the night with Cena being speared by Edge, and then attacked by Edge’s clones before Jeff Hardy made the save. We then get a graphic for the six man tag team main event tonight with John Cena, JBL and Jeff Hardy taking on the WWE Champion Edge and his new Edgeheads.

BACKSTAGE – INTERVIEW AREA


Todd Grisham stands by with JOHN BRADSHAW LAYFIELD, who’s in his arm up gear, giant white hat on.

JBL: Make this quick, son.

Grisham nods.

Todd Grisham: JBL, last night, you… lost the WWE Championship inside the Elimination Chamber—

JBL: I’m aware. Thank you for pointing out the obvious. Get to the point.

Layfield is clearly PISSED.

Todd Grisham: Tonight, you’re in a six man tag match with the current champion, Edge, the man who eliminated you last night, John Cena—

JBL: What’s the point, boy?

Todd Grisham: What are your plans—

JBL: Win. Next question.

Grisham gulps.

Todd Grisham: Would you have retained the WWE Title last night if your manager, Angelina Williams—

JBL: Interview over.

JBL storms off…

…leaving Grisham to look stupid…

???: Don’t just stand there looking stupid.

Grisham turns… as the Intercontinental Champion CHRISTOPHER DANIELS and ALLISON DANGER approach to big heat from the crowd.

Danger carries Daniels Intercontinental Title, while The Fallen Angel is dressed in a dapper gray suit and shades.

Christopher Daniels: I know you can’t help being stupid, but you can help looking it. The fact of the matter is this interview with JBL should’ve never have been conducted. Neither should interviews with MVP, AMW, Ken Doane, John Cena, Lita or Dolph Ziggler.

Daniels takes his shades off, handing them to Allison. The Fallen Angel takes the microphone from Grisham, and looks to the camera.

Christopher Daniels: For those of you who are absolutely broke or disgustingly cheap, those are just some of the many losers from last night’s Armageddon pay per view. Last night, there were many losers and a few winners, but everyone who ordered Armageddon won last night, because they got to see The Fallen Angel put on a classic.

Smarks pop. Crowd boos.

Christopher Daniels: Dolph Ziggler managed to hang tough with Christopher Daniels – mainly because I was fighting the flu, a strained back, a slightly tweaked vertebrae and my dog died a few minutes prior – but in the end, it was The Fallen Angel who pulled out the victory and retained the most prestigious championship in the WWE, the one the gorgeous Allison Danger is holding right now, MY Intercontinental Championship.

Danger holds it up. Crowd boos.

Christopher Daniels: But I’m not being interviewed tonight. I didn’t open the show. I was given a spot at the top of the second hour. I’m not closing the show. I don’t even have a match. But that’s fair enough… I have something much better.

Daniels smirks.

Christopher Daniels: Y’see… I am the first man to be named to the thirty man Royal Rumble Match.

Crowd boos

Christopher Daniels: And what that means is on January 27th, in front of twenty thousand fans in New York City – Madison Square Garden, the World’s Most Famous Arena – “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels is gonna take twenty nine other superstars – fourteen from RAW, fifteen from SmackDown, and throw them all over the top rope and to the floor – both feet. “There goes Batista! There goes MVP! There goes JBL! There goes Triple H! There goes whoever!” Until finally, there’s only one man standing… me.

More boos

Christopher Daniels: And when it’s all said and done, I win the Royal Rumble and I head to WrestleMania 24, and I capture my first World Championship in this anti-Fallen Angel company. And after Vince McMahon, John Laurainitis and Kevin Dunn all have simultaneous heart attacks, the mission is complete.

Daniels smirks, taking his shades from Danger. He places them on his face… and then gets serious once more.

Christopher Daniels: And THAT… is the gospel according to The Fallen Angel.

Daniels drops the mic, and the IC Champion walks off with Allison…

BACKSTAGE – HALLWAY


DOLPH ZIGGLER
chats up a couple of new WWE Divas, THE BELLAS… when KEN DOANE walks up to him.

Ken Doane: Dolph!

Dolph Ziggler: Hey… Ken… what’s going on?

The two shake hands.

Ken Doane: You took off so quickly after the match, I didn’t get a chance to talk to ya.

Dolph Ziggler: Oh… okay… so what’s up? I’m kinda busy here, if you know what I’m saying.

Ziggler winks at the girls, and the twins laugh.

Ken Doane: Those tag team titles. I just talked to Coachman. He said the division is wide open. And if we want it, we can have a number one contender’s match with AMW next week.

Ziggler takes a deep breath.

Dolph Ziggler: Look… Kenny… I like ya a lot, and I appreciate the thought – I really do… but… I’m on fire, man. I’m on a roll. Did you see Armageddon, bro?? The ladies saw Armageddon.

Nikki Bella: Yes, we did.

Brie Bella: You were amazing, Dolph.

Dolph Ziggler: I was amazing, Kenny.

Kenny raises his eyebrows.

Dolph Ziggler: I had the match of the night. I took Christopher Daniels to the limit. I was this close (motions with fingers), this close to becoming the Intercontinental Champion. I am the man right now, Kenny. My stock hasn’t ever been higher… and I’m just getting started. You… on the other hand… lost your match in under two minutes…

Nikki Bella: One minute and nineteen seconds.

Brie Bella: That’s not good.

Dolph Ziggler: It’s not good, Kenny.

Doane is getting pissed. He should be.

Dolph Ziggler: So, thanks…

Ziggler wraps his arms around the Bellas.

Dolph Ziggler: But no thanks.

Dolph and the girls walk off… leaving Ken Doane alone…

BACK TO RINGSIDE

***TIME TO ROCK ‘N’ ROLL***


The crowd gives a strong amount of heat as the new Divas Champion TRISH STRATUS, NATALYA NEIDHART and BETH PHOENIX step out onto the stage. Trish wears a gigantic smile, with her new title belt strapped around her gorgeous waist.

{Commercials}


4 – Six Woman Tag Team Match
Divas Champion Trish Stratus, Natalya Neidhart & Beth Phoenix vs. Gail Kim, Eve Torres & Alicia
Fox
The New Divas Champion spends most of her night on the sidelines, allowing both Natalya and Phoenix to do most of the work. When the two rookies, Eve and Alicia are in the ring, the two divas dominate – particularly Torres, who gets worked over for the majority of the match up.

Eventually the hot tags are made to Trish and Gail Kim, and the former Women’s Champion, Kim, kicks all kinds of ass, taking Stratus down with a numerous amount of hurricanranas and head scissors takedowns.

She eventually goes to the top, and looks for a CROSS BODY – but Phoenix leaps in the way, CATCHING GAIL KIM – BEFORE SHE POWERSLAMS HER!!

Eve and Alicia try to help out, but they’re both CLOTHESLINED to the canvas, and roll out of the ring. The ref urges Phoenix to leave and she does, allowing Trish to pick Kim up and hit the STRATUSFACTION, before she rolls Gail over and covers her for the three count.
Winner: Trish Stratus, Natalya Neidhart & Beth Phoenix via pin fall at 6:22.


Trish is immediately handed her Divas Championship, and she raises it above her head to heat, as if she’s accomplished a great feat.

Jerry Lawler: What a win for our new Divas Champion!!

Jim Ross: What a win?? Beth Phoenix did all the work!

Jerry Lawler: There’s no “I” in “team,” J.R.

Beth, Trish and Nattie hug it out, while Eve and Alicia check on Gail Kim.

BACKSTAGE – HALLWAY


KURT ANGLE is leaving the building. He’s dressed for the cold that waits outside, and has his bag over his shoulder. The Wrestling Machine waves to a couple of people standing by… until he comes across “THE AMERICAN DRAGON” DANIEL BRYAN.

Angle lets out a smile… though it’s not a pleasant one.

Kurt Angle: You’re making a habit of getting in my face.

Daniel Bryan: I’m a fan. You’re one of the best to ever do it… THE best… or… at least you were.

Angle shakes his head, letting out a smirk.

Kurt Angle: Did you see what I did earlier?

Daniel Bryan: Yeah… six and a half minutes. Impressive.

Angle stares Bryan down for a bit… before he decides to walk past him.

Daniel Bryan: I mean… I won mine in four and a half.

Angle turns around to face Bryan.

Daniel Bryan: But who’s counting??

The Dragon smirks. The Wrestling Machine isn’t pleased.

Daniel Bryan: Have a good night. See you in the Rumble.

Bryan takes his leave, walking off… leaving Kurt to sit and stew… anger coming across the face of the Olympian.

{Commercials}

BACKSTAGE – GENERAL MANAGER’S OFFICE


JONATHAN COACHMAN
stands in front of his two assistants, MATT STRIKER and JILLIAN HALL. Coach chats up his assistants… but that all stops…

…when JOHN CENA steps into the office. Coach looks at Cena… and then turns back to his assistants.

Jonathan Coachman: Give us a second, guys.

Jillian and Striker give Coach and Cena their privacy, and once they exit the room, Coach turns to The Boss.

Jonathan Coachman: John, my man, what’s going on?

Coach looks to give Cena a pound, but The Boss isn’t in mood… so Coach puts his hand down.

John Cena: What’s going on with The Rock?

Jonathan Coachman: The Rock’s not here.

John Cena: So, I’ve heard… but what’s the deal?

Jonathan Coachman: As far as I can tell, The Rock is sticking to his word. He said he would retire if he didn’t leave with the WWE Title last night, and as you know – thanks to you – he did not. I haven’t gotten word yet, but I expect that he’ll be sending in his retirement papers to WWE Headquarters within the next couple of weeks.

Cena scowls. The Boss takes himself a deep breath.

John Cena: I can not let this pass, Coach.

Jonathan Coachman: John, you’re in the WWE Title picture. You’re in the ring with the WWE Champion tonight. You eliminated three people in the Elimination Chamber last night. John… this thing with The Rock… let it go.

Cena’s head drops.

Jonathan Coachman: The Rock isn’t coming back. The Rock is a movie star. The Rock is one of the biggest stars in the world. He doesn’t need YOU. He doesn't need THIS.

Cena raises his head.

John Cena: You sound like a bitch, Coach.

Coach recoils in offense.

John Cena: Just get me The Rock.

The Boss storms out the office as if he’s the boss, and just gave an order to one of his minions. Coachman shakes his head.

BACK TO RINGSIDE

5 – Singles Match
Paul London vs. James Storm

The two tag team wrestlers put on a solid contest, with the champion using his speed and quickness advantage against the former tag champion, while Kendrick and The Wildcat watch from the outside in their respective partners corners.

After a long period of even-steven competing, London gets Storm down and goes to the top, looking for the SHOOTING STAR PRESS – but The Cowboy moves, and London CRASHES and BURNS!! Both men get back up to their feet and Storm nails him with a SUPERKICK!! He covers London, but only gets a two count!

Storm grabs London and brings him back up to a vertical base before the tucks him between his legs. Storm then looks to lift London into Crucifix Position – but LONDON ROLLS THROUGH – into a cover… but Storm kicks out at two! Both men get up once more, and London throws a sidekick – but Storm ducks it, and rolls London up into a SMALL PACKAGE!! 1… 2… (Storm reaches his hand out, and Harris grabs a hold of it)… THREE!!!
Winner: James Storm via pin fall at 6:55.


Storm quickly rolls out of the ring, and joins his AMW teammate. Harris and Storm hug it out, while Kendrick gets into the ring, yelling at the referee.

Jim Ross: AMW… James Storm… got one over here.

Jerry Lawler: They cheated, J.R.! Say it! They cheated! AMW cheated The Hooligans out of this match up tonight!

Jim Ross: They did do that. No denying that one. AMW perhaps getting a little desperate after failing to capture the titles last night.

AMW raise their hands into the air at the top of the ramp, getting a mixed reaction, while the World Tag Team Champions look on from the ring.

{Commercials}


***

Black screen…

Stephanie McMahon:
The World Heavyweight Championship…

Jonathan Coachman:
The WWE Title!

Vince McMahon:
This is WrestleMania!!!!

Jim Ross:
And the only way to get there is to take twenty nine other men and toss them over the top rope!!!

Tazz:
The winner gets their shot at the granddaddy of them all

Fade up from black to:

Ric Flair eliminates Sid Justice with Hulk Hogan’s assistance in 1992.

Bobby Heenan:

YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! I told you, Monsoon!!

Shawn Michaels superkicks Diesel over the top in 1996.

Curt Hennig:

I can’t believe it! Two years in a row! That’s impossible!

Stone Cold Steve Austin stuns The Rock and then tosses him over the top rope in 1998.

Jim Ross:

STONE COLD!! STONE COLD!!! STONE COLD!!!! IS GOING TO WRESTLEMANIAAA!!!

The Rock tosses The Big Show out in 2000.

Jim Ross:

The Rock! The Rock has won the Rumble!!

Triple H clothesline Kurt Angle out in 2002.

Jim Ross:

The Game! The Game has done it!!!

Batista eliminates Cena in 2005.

Jim Ross:

Batista eliminates Cena! It was not without controversy! But bah God, we know now who’s headed to the main event of WrestleMania!

And in 2007, Mr. Kennedy yanks down the top rope, last eliminating Kurt Angle.

Jim Ross:

Mr. Kennedy has done it!!! 29 WWE Superstars and it’s the fastest rising superstar in the WWE who wins this tremendous, star studded event!!

Howard Finkel:
This is the Royal Rumble!!!!



***


Ringside.

Jim Ross: Welcome back to Monday Night RAW, we’re just about ready for our main event. But last night at Armageddon –

Still shots of the RVD/MVP Extreme Rules Match.

Jim Ross: Rob Van Dam and MVP put on a hell of a contest at Armageddon, in which Mr. Monday Night picked up the victory. Surprisingly, RVD may have won the battle but lost the war. RVD has got himself a strained shoulder, and should be out for a couple of weeks.

Jerry Lawler: Mr. Hardcore is out because of a shoulder?? That’s not very extreme, J.R.

Jim Ross: When was the last Hardcore Match you’ve had, King??

Jerry Lawler:

Jim Ross: MVP is obviously not here tonight, but he will be here next week. Montel will be hosting his VIP Lounge… with the new Divas Champion Trish Stratus.

Jerry Lawler: Yoohoo!!! Porter, Playgirls and puppies, J.R.!!

Jim Ross: I don’t know if that’s anyway to talk about our new Divas Champion, King, but the self-proclaimed Queen of Queens will be on the VIP Lounge next week on RAW.

***METALINGUS***


MAJOR HEAT rings out as “THE RATED R SUPERSTAR” EDGE, the WWE Champion, and his RATED R ARMY consisting of LITA and the EDGEHEADS make their way to the ring.

Jim Ross: It’s main event time, ladies and gentlemen. Here we go. Coming up next, the new WWE Champion “The Rated R Superstar” Edge teams up with his Edgeheads to take on “The Wrestling God” JBL, the “Extreme Enigma” Jeff Hardy and “The Boss” John Cena!!

Jerry Lawler: What a main event, J.R.!

Jim Ross: And it’s next!!

The Edgeheads each take a turnbuckle, with Edge taking the ropes in between, while Lita cheers them on.

{Commercials}


Edge and company wait in the ring…

***LOADED***


The crowd EXPLODES as “THE EXTREME ENIGMA” JEFF HARDY steps out onto the stage, doing his usual spiel, makeup on his face.

Jim Ross: Jeff Hardy gave us one hell of a performance in the Elimination Chamber last night, but he came up short. Lord knows he’s not done with The Rated R Superstar, however.

Jerry Lawler: Edge and Jeff go back almost a decade, J.R., and their hatred for one another has done nothing but increase over the years.

Jeff waits at the bottom of the ramp…

***LONGHORN***


A strong pop greets JOHN BRADSHAW LAYFIELD, whom walks through the curtain, scowl on his face, without Angelina Williams.

Jim Ross: The former WWE Champion, JBL has been in a foul mood all night, and one has to wonder if the circumstances with which he lost the title have helped or hurt The Wrestling God’s feelings in losing the title.

Jerry Lawler: You mean the Chamber or Angelina, J.R.?

Jim Ross: Both.

JBL joins Hardy at the bottom of the ramp…

***MY TIME IS NOW***


A THUNDEROUS RESPONSE for the music of JOHN CENA, as The Boss storms out onto the stage, ready to go.

Jim Ross: Earlier tonight, John Cena made his intentions known. He wants The Rock, and he wants The Rock at all costs.

Jerry Lawler: But The Rock has retired, J.R., and when Edge pointed that out, Cena got an attitude.

Jim Ross: I don’t know if that’s quite how it happened, but they’ll all get a chance to settle it right here and now.

Cena gets a head of steam and SPRINTS toward the ring, sliding in, soon joined by Jeff and JBL!

6 – Main Event
Six Man Tag Team Match
WWE Champion Edge & the Edgeheads vs. John Cena, Jeff Hardy & JBL

The brawl is immediately on, with Cena, Jeff and JBL coming out swinging, catching Edge and his two new members of the Rated R Army off guard. The champion, Ryder and Hawkins swing back, but the onslaught of the three main eventers is just too much, and Edge & company are dumped out of the ring!

As the crowd cheers, Cena, Layfield and Jeff don’t let up, following the heels to the outside. Cena is matched up with Edge, while Jeff and JBL each take an Edgehead. Cena grabs the head of the champion and SLAMS it against the STEEL STEPS, before he rolls him back into the ring. The Boss slides back in, and stomps away on Edge a couple of times as Layfield, Hardy, and the Edgeheads all take their respective places on the apron. Cena lifts Edge up to his feet, and nails a FISHERMAN’S SUPLEX, before he floats over into a cover, getting a two count!

The Boss lifts the champion up, drags him to the corner, and slams his head against the turnbuckle a couple of times, before he tags in JBL! Layfield comes in, and he is not happy in the least, LAYING INTO EDGE with hard right hands, over and over and over again, until the referee has to forcefully remove him from the champion. The Wall Street Warrior has a few harsh words for the referee, and then looks to go back to Edge… but The Rated R Superstar hits a THUMB TO THE EYE!!

As JBL staggers around the ring, clutching at his eye, the crowd boos the WWE Champion who’s smirking. The WWE Champion then grabs a hold of JBL, and throws Layfield into the STEEL TURN POST SHOULDER FIRST!!! Layfield’s shoulder hits it with a thud, and he slumps down onto the apron, eventually falling down to the floor in Edge’s corner.

The Rated R Superstar gets into the referee’s face, acting as a distraction as his two Edgeheads leap off of the apron, and begin to STOMP away on the former WWE Champion, kicking the crap out of JBL! Cena and Hardy yell at the referee to turn his “dumb ass around” (courtesy of The Boss) as we fade to…

{Commercials}

Back from the break, Edge and his crew utilize quick tags in and out to keep John Bradshaw Layfield in their corner and away from his partners. JBL does his part to keep himself in it, occasionally hitting the champion or his cronies with a big move, but each and every time he gets close, the champion’s corner cut off the ring, stopping JBL’s momentum in his tracks.

Eventually, however, The Wrestling God does make the tag to Jeff Hardy, who comes in ablaze, with the crowd firmly on his side. Hardy comes in and immediately takes down the legal man, Edge, with a clothesline!

Ryder and Hawkins enter the ring, and Jeff throws Ryder from the ring, as Hawkins knees him in the gut. Hawkins then looks to shoot Hardy into the ropes, but Jeff spins out of it, and nails a JAWBREAKER, staggering him! Jeff then gets up and charges forward, clotheslining Hawkins out of the ring!!

Jeff turns around, and Edge kicks him in the gut, before he GOES FOR THE EDGECUTION – BUT JEFF COUNTERS INTO A NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX!!! WITH A BRIDGE!!! 1… 2… NO! Ryder and Hawkins break it up!!!

JBL and John Cena enter the ring, completely ignoring the orders of the referee. The Boss and The Wrestling God hammer away on the Edgeheads, tossing them out the ring, before they follow them out.

Jeff and Edge get back up, and Hardy throws a right hand, but Edge ducks it, kicks The Extreme Enigma in the gut, and goes for the EDGECUTION – PLANTING JEFF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!!

The Rated R Superstar gets back up to his feet, smirk on his face, as he’s roundly booed by the sold out crowd. As Cena and Layfield brawl with Hawkins and Ryder on the outside, the WWE Champion strolls over to the corner, and sits in it, waiting for Jeff to get up. Jeff slowly but surely gets up to his feet, and Edge charges – GOING FOR THE SPEAR – but Jeff moves out of the way!!

The Rated R Superstar turns around, and Jeff kicks him in the gut – GOING FOR THE TWIST OF FATE – AND HITS IT, PLANTING EDGE!!!

The crowd ROARS for the ever popular Hardy, as he climbs out onto the apron and then to the top turnbuckle. Jeff then steadies himself, possibly looking for THE SWANTON –

BUT JOHN MORRISON HAS LEAPED OVER THE FAN BARRICADE!!!

JoMo then leaps up onto the apron, and SHOVES JEFF OFF – CAUSING HARDY TO CRASH AND BURN TO THE CANVAS!!!

As The Guru of Greatness smirks as he leaps off the apron, and leaps back over the fan barricade, through the crowd. Jeff staggers back up to his feet, clearly a bit out of it, before he turns around – AND GETS SPEARED IN HALF BY THE RATED R SUPERSTAR!!!! Edge then covers Jeff and gets the three count!!!
Winner: Edge & the Edgeheads via pin fall at 14:11.


The Rated R Superstar rolls out of the ring, yelling at Lita to grab his WWE Championship. The Edgeheads take a couple of more shots from Cena and Layfield, before they retreat, heading toward their leader.

Jim Ross: The new WWE Champion and his comrades pick up the victory here tonight – but it is not without help from John Morrison.

Jerry Lawler: The Guru of Greatness definitely made his presence felt tonight, J.R.

Jim Ross: Ya damn right here did, but you have to wonder why. To me this doesn’t make any sense at all.

Lita brings Edge his championship, and he wraps his arm around his girlfriend, raising his title into the air with his other hand, while JBL climbs back into the ring. The Wrestling God angrily glares at Edge, who holds the belt he held twenty four hours ago, while Cena watches, hands on his hips at ringside.

Jim Ross: But what we do know is this: Edge is the new champion, and The Rated R Superstar has got himself a whole lot of help very, very fast.

Jerry Lawler: When you’re the champion, everybody wants to be near you.

Jim Ross: I know John Cena wants to be near him. I know JBL wants to be near Edge, but I don’t think its for the same reasons. Edge now wears the bull’s-eye on his back as we head to the Royal Rumble! Can the Rated R Champion survive the heat??

Edge and his crew celebrate at the top of the ramp as The Boss and The Wrestling God watch on.

END OF SHOW

***



ROYAL RUMBLE
January 27, 2008
Madison Square Garden - New York, New York

Thirty Man Royal Rumble Match:
Intercontinental Champion Christopher Daniels & 14 Other Superstars from RAW; 15 Superstars from SmackDown
The Winner Receives a World Championship Match at WrestleMania 24

***

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AMW/Hooligans was a good choice to kick things off with. Although it was fairly obvious that AMW wouldn't win, it was still an enjoyable match and hopefully you keep AMW around and they get back into the title hunt after London/Kendrick have a programme with another team. The Sliced Bread counter was awesome, best spot of the match. As I said at the top, good match to start off with

RVD/MVP was excellent and definitely would've been fun to write. I'm glad you had Van Dam win as it's his gimmick, not MVP's match type at all. Regardless of the loss Porter doesn't look weak either, it's good to see that another booker can see you can put over a guy without having them beat the bigger names all the time. MVP suits the mid card at this point in time, RVD is hopefully gonna get something meaningful after the Rumble comes around. Sabu and Luther run ins were expected after theym both playing a part in this feud. Of course Sabu had to put someone through a table, standard. Really good read.

I honestly don't care about this American Dragon crap at all. Big woop he beat Kenny, what a great wrestler
Hope you don't pull the trigger on Angle/Bryan too soon, as I feel a possible Wrestlemania match could be on the horizon, and no way is Bryan ready for that

Trish was always winning this, especially having both Beth and Nattie with her. Lita put up a good effort and I hope it's not the last time we see Lita back in the "Divas" division competing for the gold. Trish/Lita always can deliver and it did. Question is what next? Does Victoria come back, or will Mickie come back first and begin another stale run at the top?

I honestly wasn't sure about this triple threat match as Angle is so under powered compared to Show and Mags, but he hung his own in his own style, and was glad he picked up the victory as I had a feeling Big Show would come out on top. Not the prettiest match to read for obvious reasons and I can definitely see Big Show/Umaga soon, a possible Rumble confrontation would seem quite likely. Kurt I hope moves onto better than Daniel Bryan, who isn't ready to face Angle, let alone consider the chance of beating him

WHOA @ Daniels/Ziggler. EPIC match. Just, wow. Wasn't expecting it to go that long, nor for Dolph (stupid name tbh) to look so impressive despite the loss. However it gives you another credible mid carder to use. The fact that Daniels needed both the Last Rites and Angel Wings to put Ziggler away is a bit much I think, but I guess with how well he did The Fallen Angel wanted to put him away and make sure there was no further kick outs. The Suplex over the ropes from Dolph to Daniels was a big spot. However Ziggler using the Fame Asser and the X-Factor is NO RATINGS
Early contender for MOTY imo, thoroughly entertaining read.

As good as the Chamber match was, it always felt a bit meh seeing the names in it like Morrison especially who is just out of his depth in the main event with guys like Rock, Cena and Edge. You did a good job of making him look impressive with some high flying ridiculousness that would be expected of him being in there, the plancha off the top of the pod similar to RVD's 2002 antics. JBL going was no surprise as I think we all expected a new champion tonight. Cena looked beastly when he came in, the stereo elimination of Morrison and Hardy was pretty cool setting up dat impending Rock/Cena clash. But what came next was certainly interesting. I just don't buy it, The Rock sure has Hollywood and would be irate that he's "leaving" after being pinned but it's so unlike The Rock to do what he did. If this leads to heel Hollywood Rock returning then I'm happy for that, however I don't buy the crowd booing Rock and cheering Cena at all, even if it's split. Regardless of what you've done with Cena, he's still Cena, and he'd still be hated especially at a PPV when there's usually more smarks and they'd be marking like fuck to see The Rock do that to him, I know I was. Rock/Cena is 100% on for Mania now, and it'll be weird to see Rock as the "heel" in the feud, and Edge winning due to this I'm sure will give him plenty of ammunition to complain about being over shadowed again in the coming weeks on RAW

good show, Daniel Bryan sucks and still not sold on The Rock's direction, but overall
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Regardless of what you've done with Cena, he's still Cena, and he'd still be hated especially at a PPV when there's usually more smarks
This is not 2014. In my thread, this is 2007 and Cena's been a heel since 2006. This isn't the most hated babyface champion of all-time that's been shoved down everyone's throats. This is the most ruthless heel in the industry and has been for the better part of twelve months. He isn't the face of the company. He hasn't had THE top spot in nearly seventeen months.

Cena today is only Cena today because he's been pushed that way. The smarks only react that way because he's been pushed that way. He has not been pushed that way in this thread. The only thing they've ever wanted was for Cena to turn heel so they can have some glimmer of hope that he's the same guy that they cheered in 2004. So I think the reaction was more than fine, ESPECIALLY against The Rock, who's turned on at the drop of a hat (see: vs. Lesnar @ SummerSlam, vs. Hogan @ WrestleMania, vs. Punk @ Royal Rumble).

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WWE SmackDown – December 21st, 2007


No opening video, no pyro. Carlito’s Cabana opens up the night, and Carlito is in rare form, boasting of his victory over Triple H last week, a victory that most didn’t see coming, especially The Game. Carly then gets down to brass tacks, and states that he’s got two more matches to win before he wins the World Heavyweight Championship. His next opponent gets no easier… and he soon introduces.
“The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels strolls on down to the ring, receiving a massive ovation. HBK gets in, and he immediately mentions the fact that he respects Carlito, he respects his skills, and he respects what he’s done… and he won’t take him for granted like Hunter did. But one thing is for certain, Michaels says, Triple H is no Heartbreak Kid… and neither is Carlito. The crowd sides with Michaels, though Carlito is less than impressed. HBK continues stating that for the last fifteen years, he’s been the best that this business has to offer… and that will be no different when the two of them meet in the ring.
Carlito nods, and grabs his apple. He states that he respects HBK as well… but much like Triple H… his time has passed. “And that…” Carlito takes a bite of his apple –

SWEET CHIN MUSIC!!!

Michaels doesn’t wait for whatever comes next, whether words or spit, completely leveling him with a superkick! The crowd gives HBK a mixed reaction – leaning towards cheers as Michaels gives a shrug of the shoulders, and takes his exit from the ring, leaving an unconscious Carlito. Our commentators mention that mutual respect will not stop either man from doing whatever it takes to capture the most prestigious prize in the business, and the first salvo… has been fired by Shawn Michaels.

{Commercials}

Back from the break, we arrive in the locker room where Rey Mysterio is warming up. The Miz interrupts and shakes hands with Mysterio. Miz states that though the two have a (random) tag team match tonight, they’ve always worked well as a team, as when they helped Ric Flair defeat Batista at Survivor Series. While Rey’s demeanor gives way that he doesn’t agree with Miz’s recollection of events, he goes with the flow, stating he can’t wait to get out there. Miz says when they win, they should go after the tag team titles… and he’s even got a team name. “MIZ-terio.” Before Rey can state how horrible an idea this all is, The Miz takes his leave.

The first match of the night sees the United States Champion CM Punk taking on Santino Marella in a non-title match. Punk wears his “I RETIRED BOOKER T AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY T-SHIRT” for the entire match up, and our commentators make note of it, as they do the very mixed reaction Punk gets. Marella goes through some of his comedy schtick, but the champ isn’t much in the mood. After he kicks Santino’s head off his shoulders, he locks in the ANACONDA VICE, forcing Marella to quickly give up at 3:01.

After the match, CM Punk grabs himself a microphone. Punk states that the revolution has begun. He ended Booker T’s career “as my t-shirt so eloquently states,” Triple H has been eliminated from contention for a 44th title reign and Shawn Michaels is up next to be eliminated by a younger, faster competitor. But meanwhile, there’s another “spry old fella” who’s got a bit of a problem when it comes to hanging it up – Finlay. Punk states that he gave Finlay a week to think it over, and wants to know if he plans on living up to his Fighting Irishman nickname.
After a slight wait, Finlay makes his presence known, stepping out onto the apron in a t-shirt and jeans. The Fighting Irish Bastard states that Punk has been very impressive as of late, especially defeating Booker T. Finlay continues, saying that it’s been a while since any challenge has triggered his fight or flight response… but Punk’s challenge did the trick. Finlay lets out a smirk… which causes Punk to smirk. “So what do you say, old man?” “I say I’m gonna beat your scrawny ass, Punk. You got it.” The crowd pops as Finlay GLARES at Punk, while the U.S. Champion nods his head.

{Commercials}

Backstage, Bobby Lashley talks to Maria near the interview area. Maria states that she’s been working night and day on who could’ve possibly have attacked Lashley before the GAB in July. Maria says that she’s had conversations with Christopher Daniels and Jeff Hardy, and can confirm that they’ve had nothing to do with it. Lashley asks how she’s come about this info, and she says that a good reporter always has a way to get the story. Lashley is naturally skeptically… but he doesn’t get more time to inquire… because Teddy Long and “The Silverback” Mark Henry approach.
Long is not impressed with Lashley for working with this “dumb she-devil,” especially when there are beautiful black women to do the same job – such as Krystal Marshall. Lashley defends Maria, saying she offered to help, but Teddy will have none of it, claiming Bobby’s caught jungle fever. Lashley gets into the face of Long… and Henry quickly gets into the face of Lashley. With the two massive men staring one another down, Teddy suggests that the two of them settle it in the ring. Lashley quickly accepts the match, and takes his leave, storming off.

Back at ringside, we get our second match of the night with Rey Mysterio teaming up with The Miz to take on Charlie Haas and Kofi Kingston. Styles explains that the teams on SD have begun to wither with the dominance of the Carolina Connection, and Stephanie has taken matters into her own hands, looking to piece things together.
Because neither team regularly works together, the cohesiveness of both teams is pretty shoddy, though Haas and Kofi work pretty well together in comparison. The finish sees Mysterio hit a 619 on Haas… only for Miz to tag himself in. He lifts Haas up, ready for the SKULL C...HING FINALE – but Haas counters out of it, gets behind Miz, and nails him with a GERMAN SUPLEX – WITH A BRIDGE… and gets the three count!! Kofi and Haas pick up the pin fall victory at 6:44.
Haas and Kofi get their hands raised and receive a nice ovation, while Cole mentions that the two worked pretty well here tonight… and considering how well Haas knows Shelton better than anybody, who could deny they may have a decent shot at dethroning the Connection… if Bloody Fridays doesn’t beat them to it.

{Commercials}

The Miz and Rey Mysterio walk through the backstage area, with Miz in quite a bit of pain. He complains to Rey about not having his back, though he still feels that they could make a good team with a bit more work. Mysterio finally speaks up, apologetically stating that he’s not interested in being in a tag team with the Miz, and he only took the match to get himself a bit of work in in order to stay sharp.
Rey extends his hand to Miz, just to make sure that there are no hard feelings between the two… and after a bit of a wait and contemplation… The Miz accepts his hand shake. But as Rey walks away… a scowl comes over the face of The Miz…

In the general manager’s office, Stephanie McMahon and Maryse talk over a few things. Amongst them are Steph reminding Maryse to e-mail Batista, and inform The Animal that he’s the first competitor from SmackDown to be named to the Royal Rumble Match. Steph also asks how Triple H took the news that he remain home until the tournament is completed. Maryse says that The Game wasn’t pleased, which isn’t a shock… but they’re both a bit surprised, when Jamie Noble walks in.
Noble gets right to the point, stating that he’s the best cruiserweight on the planet, and whether Stephanie wants to admit it, he’s still the rightful Cruiserweight Champion. Noble asks that he now be named the number one contender since her paper challenger, Chavo Guerrero, was defeated last week. Stephanie thinks this over… and says yes… Jamie Noble will be the number one contender… if he defeats Chavo Guerrero next week. Noble smirks, unimpressed, stating that it’s a done deal. Steph then mentions the catch. He has to beat Chavo in under ten minutes, otherwise, no deal. Noble isn’t thrilled… but he’ll take it. He has no real choice. Steph then tells him to get ready for his match tonight because it’ll be Noble, Chavo and Cruiserweight Evan Bourne against Psicosis, Chris Sabin, and Super Crazy.

Elsewhere, Bobby Lashley makes his way down to the ring, for his first action in nearly six months.

{Commercials}

Though it’s not nearly as anticipated as one might’ve expected it would’ve been six months ago, Bobby Lashley and Mark Henry do manage to put on a decent contest. Lashley is half a step slow, though he’s still got enough of his strength and explosiveness to pop the crowd. The Silverback dominates the early going of the contest, using his massive size to keep Lashley grounded, both on the ground (~__~) and in the corner.
Eventually, Big Bad Bobby makes his comeback, using his clotheslines and shoulder blocks to stagger the World’s Strongest Man. Lashley scoops Henry up and then brings him down with a big body slam! Lashley then begins to feel himself a bit, looking to hit THE DOMINATOR – but Henry’s too big, and hits a back body drop! Henry then lifts him up, looking for the WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM – but Lashley slides up onto his shoulder and down his back. Lashley then hits off the ropes and when Henry turns around, LASHLEY NAILS THE SPEAR!!! The former U.S. Champion then covers Henry for the three count at 8:11.
The crowd gives Lashley a solid ovation as he raises his hand into the air, hyped to get his first win since his return… but it’s short lived… when Long hits him with a STEEL CHAIR TO THE BACK! The shot from the tiny Teddy doesn’t have much of an effect on Lashley, as he turns around and GRABS LONG! Lashley looks to nail Teddy – but Henry nails him from behind! Henry and Long then STOMP away on Lashley, looking to lay a beat down since they didn’t get the win. The Silverback then grabs a hold of the chair, and is ready to do some work on Lashley…
BUT MATT HARDY SPRINTS DOWN THE RAMP!!!!
The crowd roars as Matt slides in, and Long immediately slides out! Hardy nails Henry with right hands, backing him up against the ropes… but Henry shoves him away! Hardy then looks for a CLOTHESLINE… but Henry doesn’t go over the top. Lashley then gets back up to his feet – and the two hit a TANDEM CLOTHESLINE ON HENRY, sending him over the top rope and out of the ring!!!
The crowd cheers as Hardy and Lashley stare at one another, unsure of what to think of one another… while we fade out…

{Commercials}

“Turn Up The Trouble” hits as soon as we come back from the break, and the crowd explodes as Mr. Kennedy makes his way to the ring. Tazz, Cole and Styles mention the ending to SD last week, where Kennedy advanced in the Gold ...h Tournament, and was rewarded with an RKO from his newest challenger, Randy Orton.
The Favorite steps into the ring and calls for a microphone. KK addresses “first things first,” mentioning that it is disappointing that he will not get to face either Batista nor Triple H in this tournament… but he’ll meet them eventually… after he goes on to win the World Heavyweight Championship. The crowd continues to cheer Kennedy, and KK continues, stating that though he may not get Hunter and The Animal, he’ll settle for their former Evolution stable mate, Randy Orton. The former champion says that he’s most certainly not above attacking someone from behind, so he’s not mad about that… but he’s definitely not above calling out an “asshole that needs an asswhuppin’.” The crowd roars, more than ready for that confrontation and they appear to be about to get it when…
“Voices” hits, bringing out “The Viper” Randy Orton, smirk on his face, mic in hand. Orton introduces himself, saying that though he’s won just as many matches as Kennedy in this tournament, he seems to be being overlooked… as he has since he’s come to SmackDown. The former Legend Killer says that he’s a multiple time World Heavyweight and WWE Champion. In fact, he reigned as the WWE Champion for six months before he was drafted to SmackDown. Orton says that’s fine, because it’ll all be fixed once he finishes this tournament up quick, fast an in a hurry. Randy’s not worried about Carlito or Michaels – he’s beaten them before, but Kennedy presents a different challenge. The Viper says that unlike Hunter, he doesn’t consider him inferior, and unlike Batista, he doesn’t consider him a thorn in the side… just a man… a man that needs to be reminded that there is a pecking order. “There’s okay… and then there’s good… and then there’s great… and though you may be great, Kennedy… there’s on more rung on that ladder… and it’s where I am. The Apex Predator.”
While the crowd isn’t thrilled with Orton, Kennedy lets out a smirk. He brings the mic up, and challenges Orton to come on down and prove it. The audience cheers for that… and Orton begins to make his way down the ramp… but stops at the halfway point… and lifts the mic up…
“No ...h” says Orton, before he turns and heads back up the entrance ramp, much to the chagrin of the crowd. KK watches with a scowl on his face as Orton’s music hits once more…

{Commercials}

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Black screen…

Stephanie McMahon:
The World Heavyweight Championship…

Jonathan Coachman:
The WWE Title!

Vince McMahon:
This is WrestleMania!!!!

Jim Ross:
And the only way to get there is to take twenty nine other men and toss them over the top rope!!!

Tazz:
The winner gets their shot at the granddaddy of them all

Fade up from black to:

Ric Flair eliminates Sid Justice with Hulk Hogan’s assistance in 1992.

Bobby Heenan:
YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! I told you, Monsoon!!

Shawn Michaels superkicks Diesel over the top in 1996.

Curt Hennig:
I can’t believe it! Two years in a row! That’s impossible!

Stone Cold Steve Austin stuns The Rock and then tosses him over the top rope in 1998.

Jim Ross:
STONE COLD!! STONE COLD!!! STONE COLD!!!! IS GOING TO WRESTLEMANIAAA!!!

The Rock tosses The Big Show out in 2000.

Jim Ross:
The Rock! The Rock has won the Rumble!!

Triple H clothesline Kurt Angle out in 2002.

Jim Ross:
The Game! The Game has done it!!!

Batista eliminates Cena in 2005.

Jim Ross:
Batista eliminates Cena! It was not without controversy! But bah God, we know now who’s headed to the main event of WrestleMania!

And in 2007, Mr. Kennedy yanks down the top rope, last eliminating Kurt Angle.

Jim Ross:
Mr. Kennedy has done it!!! 29 WWE Superstars and it’s the fastest rising superstar in the WWE who wins this tremendous, star studded event!!

Howard Finkel:
This is the Royal Rumble!!!!



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Up next is the six-man tag made by Stephanie McMahon earlier in the night with the Cruiserweight Champion Evan Bourne teaming up with Jamie Noble and Chavo Guerrero to take on Chris Sabin, Super Crazy and Psicosis.
The six cruisers give us a fun match up, but it quickly breaks down into a bit of a spotfest with everybody flying everywhere. The finish sees Psicosis get Noble down, and look for his GUILLOTINE LEG DROP – but Noble moves out of the way, and Psicosis crashes and burns!! The former champion then quickly gets up and locks Psi in the TRAILER HITCH!! It doesn’t take long for Noble to get him to submit, getting his team the win at 6:33.
Noble doesn’t let the hold go right away, with perhaps a bit of his f...tration getting to him. Bourne eventually pulls Noble off, and Jamie gets back up to his feet. Noble SHOVES Bourne, before he puts his finger into Bourne’s face, telling him to back off! Bourne puts his hands up, wanting no trouble, but Noble doesn’t wanna hear it. Noble then turns to Chavo and says a couple of not so nice words to him too, before Noble exits the ring.
Our commentators hype up the match with Noble and Chavo next week for Noble’s shot at Bourne’s title.

{Commercials}

Backstage, all three members of Bloody Fridays stand by with Josh Matthews. Matthews asks William Regal about tonight’s main event, where Burchill and Lewington challenger for the tag titles. Regal calmly states that he’s not in the main event tonight, so it’s not his place to say. The Englishman then calmly walks off, allowing the two youngsters to step up to the plate. Burchill gruffly states that he and Lewington are coming to maim the Connection, as they have every week, except this time, they will leave them without their belts… and without their arms. Lewington simply smirks, and pats his partner on the back, before he and Burchill take off.

Elsewhere, Krystal Marshall stands by with the Carolina Connection. Benjamin and Helms aren’t their usual confident, borderline cocky selves, and instead, seem quite a bit pissed off. The champions want revenge, dashing the title hopes of two punks is merely a bonus. That’s it. Short and sweet. Helms and Benjamin take off, looking none too pleased.

{Commercials}

Back at ringside, Tazz, Cole and Styles hype next week’s show with the two major main events on a LOADED show. First, in a strange bedfellows tag team match, Gold ...h Tournament competitors Shawn Michaels and Carlito team up to take on Mr. Kennedy and Randy Orton. Our commentators also mention that the finals of the tournament will take place at the Royal Rumble. Also, in another Title vs. Career Match, the United States Champion CM Punk goes one on one with Finlay, with the Fighting Irish Bastard’s career on the line. Also on the show, Jamie Noble takes on Chavo Guerrero, and if he beats him within the ten minute time limit, he gets a shot at Evan Bourne and the Cruiserweight Championship. AND, Matt Hardy takes on “The Silverback” Mark Henry.


The WWE Tag Team Champions The Carolina Connection make their entrances as, receiving a strong ovation. Benjamin and Helms each take a turnbuckle, showing off their title belts.

Soon enough, Bloody Fridays, sans William Regal, make their way down to the ring. As they stare into the ring at Helms and Benjamin, our commentators hype up our main event… which happens next.

{Commercials}

Our main event gets underway with The Carolina Connection putting their WWE Tag Team Titles on the line against Bloody Fridays. From the start, Benjamin and Helms are wound up more tightly than they are usually, with the weeks of attacks by Burchill and Lewington taking their mental toll on the champions. The Ripper and Beautiful Steve use the anxious champions’ overzealousness against them, taking them down with pure wrestling moves and holds.
They eventually send the usually unbeatable champs out of the ring, and Shelton and Helms are forced to regroup, chatting with one another as Burchill and Lewington smile on the inside of the ring.

{Commercials}

Back from the break, Burchill uses his size and strength to beat up the smaller member of the Connection, Helms. With quick tags in and out to his partner, Bloody Fridays put the beat down on the former Cruiserweight Champion. Eventually, Helms nails the VERTEBREAKER on Lewington – a last ditch effort, which gets him the time he needs and the crowd up to its feet.
The audience roars as he finally makes it over to the corner, and tags in Benjamin. Shelton comes in like a man possessed, and takes out both members of Bloody Fridays with clotheslines and Stinger Splashes! He then hits Lewington with the DRAGON WHIP and covers him – but Burchill breaks it up at two!
Helms re-enters the ring, and hits The Ripper with a couple of right hands, before he looks to take him out with a clothesline – but Burchill dumps him over the top rope. Helms lands on the apron, however and climbs to the top before LEAPING OFF THE TOP – with a CROSSBODY – but BURCHILL CATCHES HIM! The Ripper smiles – but Shelton DROPKICKS Helms in the back, sending both men out of the ring!
Shelton gets up and turns around – and LEWINGTON LOCKS IN THE FUJIWARI ARMBAR!!! The crowd groans as Benjamin is in deep shit, and the work that Bloody Fridays has put in on Shelton’s arm the last couple of weeks comes in quite handy. Shelton struggles for the ropes, clawing, crawling, scratching, as the sold out arena cheers him on. He eventually gets close… but Lewington lets go of the hold… and PULLS HIM BACK TO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!!!
All hope seems to be lost as Lewington goes to LOCK IN THE HOLD ONCE MORE – BUT BENJAMIN COUNTERS INTO A ROLL THROUGH!!
1… 2… THREE!!!!
Benjamin and Helms retain the WWE Tag Team Titles via pin fall at 13:07, barely pulling it out at the last second.

Shelton struggles back up to his feet, and gets his good arm raised, as Helms joins him in the ring. Lewington begins barking at the referee, as Benjamin and Helms get a hold of their tag team titles…

…then…

…suddenly…

…THE LIGHTS GO OUT…

…half the crowd cheers, half reacts in confusion…

…for nearly a minute, the arena remains in darkness…

…until they come back on…

BURCHILL AND LEWINGTON ARE OUT COLD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING

Benjamin and Helms look at the two, completely confused… before they begin to look around the ring, but there’s no one in sight except fans, a ref, announcers and a timekeeper.

Then suddenly…

Words come across the titantron…

Getting the attention of the Connection and everyone else…

“CONNECT WITH US”

END OF SHOW

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ROYAL RUMBLE
January 27, 2008
Madison Square Garden - New York, New York

Thirty Man Royal Rumble Match:
Intercontinental Champion Christopher Daniels & 14 Other Superstars from RAW; "The Animal" Batista & 14 Other Superstars from SmackDown
The Winner Receives a World Championship Match at WrestleMania 24

World Heavyweight Championship; Finals of the Gold ...h Tournament:
"HBK" Shawn Michaels OR Carlito vs. "The Viper" Randy Orton OR "The Favorite" Mr. Kennedy


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Running slightly late on this, but here goes…

Cena being the first man out on Raw after last nights developments makes sense. Lawler and Ross putting Cena over on commentary should position him as a valiant face now too - although you’re not going all out on the face turn from Cena just yet, but that is the certain direction he’s going.

Monstrosity? Not sure that’s the right description for a Rock/Cena match. I can only assume you’re meaning more like a monster of a match, but it might’ve been better to just say ‘monster of a match’. Anyway, the challenge is out there, and the wheels are now in motion toward Cena and Rock for WrestleMania.

Edge was just superb here. Essentially taking credit for Rocks retirement because he won the match was the ultimate six (two?) degrees of separation. Ryder and Hawkins debuting was a surprise, but a welcome one, as they were always great bump machines to do the dirty work for Edge during their real life Edgehead run. Plus, they’ll be a nice addition to the tag ranks.

Glad that Hardy brought an equalizer to the ring in the form of a steel chair, as opposed to Hardy just running in and he and Cena cleaning house against the odds - Ryder and Hawkins don’t need to be bitched out by being beat up by two guys when there is three of them, so the chair was a nice addition to give the debuting lackeys some form of credibility.

Nice to see you mentioning the Angle/Reigns history here. Despite what King said after the match, I cant help but think there’s still unfinished business between Angle and Umaga in a one on one environment before they head off into separate directions at Wrestle Mania - and Angles WM direction is looking clearer and clearer with another meeting backstage with Daniel Bryan.

No wonder JBL is pissed. Think Angelina will need to do something special to get back into his good graces after leaving him high and dry for the Chamber. His interview later was very succinct too.

The Edgeheads going straight into a main event tonight is a big leap already, especially with the guys they’re up against in Cena, JBL and Hardy. Looks like Lita and Edge will continue to be distanced as time goes on, with Ryder and Hawkins ready to fill her shoes.

Bryan taking a little longer to put Big Vis (RIP) away made sense, given the sheer mass of Viscera, and despite his lowliness on the totem pole, it’s still impressive for anyone of Bryans size to put away someone like Viscera.

To be fair, whilst the content was fine between Heyman and Estrada, Show and Umaga as a feud doesn’t fill me with much excitement. As I mentioned though, the back and forth between the two managers was enjoyable, and AAE being greedy for money - and cars - fit’s the character you’ve had him portray perfectly.

The set up with Show being under the ring was pretty cool. Heyman outsmarting AAE should evoke a reaction from the equally conniving Estrada in the next few weeks. AAE pleading with Show was fun too. Nice segment, but I’m kinda disappointed if this is moving away from Umaga/Angle entirely, in favour of Umaga/Show. I’d be hoping Umaga finishes up with Show quick before taking care of unfinished business with Angle.

It’d been coming. The Rhodes/Smith tandem were doomed for quite some time, and I suspect DiBiase Jr. will be replacing the son of Davey Boy, and it could open the door for Smith to call on Tyson Kidd for a tag feud?

Another one knocked out of the ball park with Daniels. His list of excuses for Ziggler merely hanging with him was great, and him being the first man in the Rumble match gives him some direction going forward - and I’d be stunned if he doesn’t end up being a major player in the mix on the night of the Rumble, such has been his push - especially over the last month.

Disappointing if this is the makings of a heel turn for Ziggler. Was hoping for a little more out of him and Daniels, and he had a lot to build off after his spirited performance at Aramgeddon. He’s a natural heel though I guess, but it’s hard to see where he ends up in the shuffle with a lot of interesting heels already ahead of him in the pecking order on the show. And with Ziggler turning down Doane, I don’t see much in Doanes future now as a singles star, after jobbing out so quickly to Bryan the night before.

I assume the divas division will just continue to chug along with Trish coasting as it’s champion as her two biggest challengers (bar the two AWOL divas) are both lackeys to her at present.

So, it looks like the tag title feud was perhaps just getting warmed up at Armageddon. The win for Storm over London suggests a rematch will be in the offing, and a Harris win over Kendrick next week wouldn’t surprise me, if this feud is following typical wrestling logic.

Kings line on Van Dam made me chuckle. Something big must be in the offing if Stratus being on the VIP Lounge is being built up…

That’s a big debut for Hawkins and Ryder. Winning against a trio like Cena, JBL and Hardy on their debut is huge, even if it was thanks to interference from Morrison. A Hardy/Morrison feud works for me, and should light up Raw over the next few weeks and keep each other busy on the road toward the Rumble. The last piece of commentary from J.R hints toward a future triple threat between Edge, Cena and JBL - at the Rumble, maybe??


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Despite almost being something of an ‘off week’ to set other things up, this Smackdown was a nice break from the actual tournament after it’s dominated the show in recent times, and having that breather of a week without the tournament matches allowed the two semi-final matches to be sufficiently built up. Michaels making sure to tell Carlito that he wont take him lightly, and catching him with the SCM before the apple spit was a sweet spot to use to give that one a little more hype and heat behind it, as opposed to just taking the face/face mutual respect route.

Liked that you didn’t have both in ring showdowns between the semi finalists end in some action, it was a good idea to keep Kennedy and Orton apart, if only for a little variety away from Carlito and Michaels earlier in the show. Plus, Orton got his RKO in on Kennedy last week anyway. Some way or another - be it through interference from Batista (big addition to the Rumble btw), Triple H or both - Orton will be beating Kennedy next week.

Almost disappointed that Rey doesn’t want a tag team with Miz, because Mizterio is so bad it’s great for a team name, but at least it looks like it‘ll lead to a heel turn for the insufferable Miz. Although I wonder if Kofi/Haas has some legs to it as a team?? It would be a nice juxtaposition to the Benjamin/Helms team, and give Kofi something to do too.

Next week is shaped up as a big show - like I said at the beginning, this was more of a placeholder show to set up other things - with Punk and Finlay (poor Finlay ) and Noble vs. Chavo alongside the two semi-final match ups having to team up in a tag match - which should be interesting to say the least.

The stipulation for Noble looks like another roadblock on his way to regaining the CW title. I suspect he’ll just miss out on the time limit, and have to continue on to find a way back into the title hunt. His actions after the six man tag was a little much for my liking too, a little too close to the heel borderline. I know he’s not an out and out face, but I didn’t think his actions here did him much good as a ‘grey’ character.

Still not feeling the Lashley angle at the moment. It does just feel almost out of place with all the great things going on over on Smackdown. Hopefully there’s something more to come out of it soon, as it’s simply treading water, and it’s not capturing much of my attention, personally.

The tag title match taking the main event slot was a big shine for the division, which seems to get so much more attention on Smackdown than it does on Raw. Helms and Benjamin winning was the likely outcome, but putting the match in the main event slot made the contest feel that much more important. That, and the show closing mystery of who are (for want of a better word) stalking the champs, gave the titles and the division so much more added importance. Although nearly a minute in darkness would be a little long for the lights to stay out imo.

“Connect with us” hmm … wonder what/who this could be from. Suspenseful ending to the show, and something very different from recent weeks. Not a barnstorming Smackdown by any means, but set the table for the next few weeks nicely indeed.
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The opening segment where our ambitious Carlito, after getting a huge win over the game that, like you said, no one had seen coming has given massive waves of momentum his way, and I don't really know how you booked him here but I do not see him winning the WHC just yet. I mean if he wins against HBK, then maybe I'll get behind him. The promo gave a little hype before the match.

The next match just sets up Punk with momentum, especially since its Marella and his comedy act. But I see it was just to hype up Punk's calling out of Finlay which went over well, I see. Then the part with Lashley really felt like it was meant to be put later on the card but that's just my inner booker bringing that concern up. It seems that "Miz-terio" really messed up, but most of the blame goes on The Miz as I believe if he didn't tag in himself, they would have really had something going. Like Wolf Beast said, I can see a team happening. (619 into a SCF )

The whole Noble thing is still new to me but I can try to understand it. So Noble has to beat Chavo in under ten minutes, according to Stephanie. I'll be looking for that but I really am looking forward to the match with Lashley and Henry. I bet some underhanded tactics will happen.

Hm, color me shocked that nothing happened DURING the match. I did understand that Lashley hasn't really been in the ring and of all people to face on his way back, the World's Strongest Man, is one person that you have to be better than your A+ game to face. I wouldn't think Long would actually come in contact with a wrestler, but you're reading from a guy who didn't see Henry with long so I wouldn't know Heel Teddy at all. Then Hardy comes out, () and cleans house the way a man like him could take out a monster realistically. I would think that Hardy and Lashley would at least throw the big man out in anticipation of the Rumble, but that's just me.

Pretty amazing promo for Kennedy and Orton. I can see that that call isn't one that can be decided easily. So with that being said, I look forward to that match. The bold really help in the grasping of that statement too. Solid. The next match seemed like it would be a spotfest with people like Bourne and Sabin in the match, even though they are solid competitors. But the actions of Noble shows that he is one of the most focused cruiserweights in the division.

The whole interview segments didn't really wow me but I guess it was all character development which goes a long way. A little input from a superstar can only help but a little modern TV, wrestler getting ready, could have aided that whole part. I also find it interesting how you have little, commercial-cut entrances on a SD but that's just me. I am looking forward to the next SD, (where i'll have some continuity to comment on ), especially Hardy v Henry and Punk v Finlay. (Bye Finlay )

Again like Beast said, the whole tag team getting a main event spot seems like it can help boost up their division's visibility. The whole match was set up great as if it was meant to be there. Good hype. Good action. Then I see that Helms had some great spots at the end until the whole mystery at the end. I have no idea but the wordplay that integrated in the mind games played that moment has a tinge of subtlety that has my interest. I like the show and this show's purpose to me seemed to be to advance storylines. Nothing new, just advanced and sometimes shows like this have to happen and you hit the nail on the head near-perfectly. Excellent.
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