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post #91 of 919 (permalink) Old 04-23-2007, 04:43 PM
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Review for Legend’s January 13 Smackdown episode

The show kicks off with the new #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Title, Randy Orton. Though it’s something that usually goes unnoticed, you put tremendous detail in the description of his entrance, it really made it easy to visualize. Orton displays his arrogance from the very beginning and drops a “shoot” comment by stating that Taker is now nothing more than a stepping stone for himself and others to rise to the top, nice line. Orton vows to get retribution for Batista’s part in kicking him out of Evolution and win back the World Title at the Royal Rumble. Teddy Long comes out and despite questioning Orton’s tactics in last week’s match, The Legend Killer still gets his title shot. But he ends up dropping a bombshell by putting Orton in a match with the Undertaker for later on and if Taker wins, he gets added to the World Title match at the Rumble. Huge stipulation and I cannot wait for the main event. Excellent opening promo, written very well.

OJ vs. Matt Hardy
Lots of counters in this match, Hardy ducks underneath a hard right hand from Jordan and connects with the Side Effect. He stalks his opponent for the Twist of Fate and after some counters, he connects with it for the victory, which is the right move. The constant counters emphasized that this match was competitive and not a squash, which you referred to in the beginning. After you had Cole mention in the beginning to expect the bad blood between JBL and Hardy to continue, I wondered if JBL would get involved and he delivered a vicious beatdown to Matt, with the help of OJ. JBL gets retribution for being eliminated from the battle royal and makes a statement to Hardy, nice follow up on the events of the battle royal.

Very realistic and well written JBL promo, all his comments were extremely in character and the toothy grin is classic JBL. The segment was perfect, not much else to say. According to JBL, his feud with Hardy is over as he’s taken him out for good. But I think Hardy will come back for more and get revenge soon.

Funaki & Scotty vs. Regal & Burchill
Predictable winners here, though I was surprised it wasn’t a complete squash as the jobber team got a little bit of offense in. Burchill hits the C-4 as Regal has the Regal Stretch locked in on Scotty, forcing him to tap out. This served its purpose of getting Regal and Burchill a victory.

Ken Kennedy appears on the Titantron from his home for an interview and appears extremely in character, just as JBL was for promo. I laughed at the end of it when Kennedy walked away but then eventually jumped back in the picture to repeat his name. This did a nice job of hyping up his upcoming return at the Royal Rumble and re-establishing his arrogance.

Rey Mysterio vs. Johnny Nitro
Solid mid-card matchup for the show right here. I liked how you wrote the ending, with Rey overcoming the interference from Mercury and the distraction from Melina to eventually defeat Nitro with the West Coast Pop.

Nice Booker T promo, which was placed in the perfect spot, right before his US Title defense against Benoit. The writing wasn’t difficult at all to read, despite the slang, and it seemed realistic for Booker T’s character to pronunciate the way he did.

Chris Benoit vs. Booker T
Great matchup here for the US Title, culminating their feud. Snap Suplex onto the title belt for a near fall was a cool spot. Benoit hits a baseball slide into a steel chair in front of Booker T’s face, another quality spot. Booker T takes the advantage after Sharmell provided a distraction. Eventually, Benoit counters the Scissors Kick with a Sharpshooter but Booker refuses to tap out, grabs the US Title and hits Benoit in the back with it for the pinfall. Very solid contest as Booker retains his belt.

Batista discusses the possibilities for his Title defense at the Rumble until Orton comes over and talks trash to the champ. Batista remains calm and collected, which was good writing considering you had him acknowledge how arrogant he is earlier in the segment, showing that he’s not going to let his cockiness phase him. Batista gets under Orton’s skin with a stinging comment, bringing up the month long title reign he had in ’04. I’m thinking that Orton will win in the main event and you will save a future Batista/Taker feud for another time.

Randy Orton vs. Undertaker
Ref bump leads to Orton going out to ringside for a steel chair. Batista comes down to prevent Orton from using the chair and Taker accidentally knocks him off the apron with a Big Boot. Now I think Taker will take this. Orton hits the RKO but the ref is still down from the earlier bump, giving Taker time to recover and eventually kick out. The Deadman ends up hitting a Chokeslam followed by a Tombstone Piledriver for the victory, making the World Title match at the Rumble a three-way dance.

Overall this was an excellent episode. You’re developing some quality feuds and I really enjoyed your promos, they were all written flawlessly. It’s clear to see that you put a great amount of detail into your writing and it definitely shows. I came away from this very impressed, excellent work.
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Legend’s Smackdown Review

First look in here, and since you’ve given me so many reviews, time for me to return some.

Great opening promo to start the show. You captured Randy Orton’s character very nicely, which doesn’t seem to be the easiest thing to and you pretty much mastered Teddy. You portrayed him perfectly. Your descriptions of both Orton (particularly his entrance) and Teddy were both done so well that is was very easy to visualise what was going on. Big match announced for tonight and I can see the Undertaker going over. Your crowd involvement was also very good, you created a good picture as to just what was going on with them as well. Excellent start.

Entertaining match up here between OJ and Hardy. I think pointing out at the start of the match that it was not a squash was a good thing, but after reading the entire match I feel that it was not necessary in reality, as there were so many counters and it was made to appear very competitive. Hardy avoiding Orlando’s big punch and turning it into the Side Effect was nice. The aftermath was good to with Bradshaw coming out and extracting some revenge from last week (I imagine?). This match flowed quite nicely and once again your descriptions of the wrestlers movements were quite good and made it very easy to paint a good picture in my head.

Excellent promo from JBL that improved as it went on. At first Bradshaw was a little off, but once it kept going, it kept getting better. I’ll be very, very surprised if we don’t see Matt Hardy eliminate JBL from the Rumble. I think it feud is going to keep escalating until, probably No Way Out in which it should culminate. Anyway, nice promo here too man, you captured his character nicely and once again it was very easy to visualise. You need to be careful on a few instances thus far, your spelling, grammar and general wording has been a little off and has taken away from the quality. JBL saying “gotten” for instance.

Here’s the squash match for the evening. Burchill and Regal are a godly tag team. Decent enough match up here, the ending was great just because he busted out the C-4. Regal and Burchill come out of this looking very strong. On that note, I love the Regal Stretch, I’d love for someone in btb to book Regal so well that the Regal Stretch was a regarded a dreaded submission hold similar to the Ankle Lock or the Crossface.

Good hype for Kennedy, but I gotta be honest I wasn’t feeling it as much in this promo as I was in previous ones. There were a few grammatical errors right at the start which were a turn off for me. Don’t get me wrong, it was a good promo, but it wasn’t up to the high standard you’ve set thus far during the show. I did like Kennedy walking out of picture, only to jump back and repeat his name, that was pretty cool.

Short, but highly enjoyable match here. Best of the night thus far. You painted the picture of what was going on superbly, it was very, very easy to visualise. Rey picks up the win, purely getting him on the card and getting him a bit of exposure before the rumble, and further establishing his underdog status as he just overcame the odds to beat Johnny Nitro despite his MNM chronies at ringside. Great match.
Nice promo from Booker here, hyping his match with Benoit. You kept him in character pretty well, but I have to be honest I thought you went a little bit overboard with the slang. I’m sure others think it was great, but for me it was a little much, just a matter of preference. None the less, good promo.

Great match between Booker and Benoit. You worded it well once again and it flowed along very nicely, with both guys coming out looking strong. The snap suplex on to the title was a cool spot for a near fall. I’m really enjoying how you’re putting over all the wrestlers movements and emotions so well. The ending of this one was a little bit unrealistic, I’m not sure how Booker, in one of the most dreaded submissions could somehow find the will or the strength to pick up the title belt and somehow crack Benoit, the aggressor over the head with it? The ending was a little bit of a downer on a very well written match.

Decent Batista and Orton segment here. Once again you portrayed Orton very, very well. I thought Batista was a little off, but he seems to be a very hard character to capture when he’s not playing the intense, psycho, heel. Good hype for the Main Event and for the Rumble. Could you be building towards Undertaker v Batista at Mania?

Great Main Event, man. Great ending to a great show. Orton and Taker put on a good match, that once again, you portrayed very nicely and made it very easy to capture an image. As soon as Taker booted Batista, it was obvious that he would win, but I did like that spot a lot. It was very cool. You involved Batista very well, but not too much which is good. Nice match with Taker coming out of it looking very good. I must admit that I would’ve liked to have seen Batista get back in the ring in the aftermath and get nose to nose with Taker after what we’d just seen happen.

Overall, awesome show mate. I think this is the first show I’ve ever seen from you and I enjoyed it a lot. Your match writing is excellent, your promos were generally very good too. The only problem I had were the few grammatical errors that at times reflected poorly on the presentation and the flow of the match/promo. It just happened a few too many times to let slide, but none the less, very well done. I’ll be back for the next show.
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Monday Night Raw:

January 16th, 2006; Fort Lauderdale, Florida

We don’t go to the opening video and we just cut to see Vince McMahon standing by Eric Bischoff eagerly watching on with Vince looking straight into the camera, sadistic grin and all.

Mr. McMahon:
Welcome to Monday Night Raw. Tonight I have a very special announcement to make involving the Royal Rumble, John Cena, and Shawn Michaels.

Mr. McMahon: In thirteen days is one of the biggest events of the year, the Royal Rumble. And from Raw, we will by then only have one spot open up for grabs from Raw to enter the Royal Rumble.

Eric Bischoff: And after Mr. McMahon and I put our heads together, we came up with a perfectly fair and just idea, to give both John Cena and Shawn Michaels, equal opportunity to be apart of the Royal Rumble Match.

Mr. McMahon: So after some thought, we have decided on a very special match at the Royal Rumble, it will be ‘The Heart Break Kid’ Shawn Michaels.

Eric Bischoff: Versus The Champ, actually well the ‘former’ champ, John Cena.

Mr. McMahon: And they will face off one on one, against one another for the LAST Raw spot in the Royal Rumble, in a Royal Rumble Qualifier. Now in the interest of fairness, John Cena next week will face The Spirit Squad as did Shawn Michaels the week before, which was one of the more bright ideas Eric has had in awile.

Eric Bischoff: And Shawn Michaels will be facing a man that John Cena has already defeated in the past, at WrestleMania Twenty in fact, The Big Show next week on Monday Night Raw which was the superb idea of Mr. McMahon.

Mr. McMahon: But, in a twist of events there is a special number being given to the winner of their match at the Royal Rumble, which is lucky number, two.

Eric Bischoff: John, Shawn, if you two for some reason, don’t make it to the Royal Rumble thirteen days from now, we have a special competitor ready to compete if you don’t make it. He is a former WWE Champion, he has already won the Royal Rumble before, he is the chairman of the board… Mr. McMahon.

Mr. McMahon: And to be honest, if either of you make it to the Royal Rumble, well let’s say that if you do, you will have… (Eric joins in) NO CHANCE IN HELL!

Opening Video


Jim Ross:
Live from Fort Lauderdale, Monday Night Raw has come with a bang and a bullet. An extravaganza the likes of which we have never seen, I’m Jim Ross alongside my partner, ‘The Coach’ Jonathan Coachman.

Jonathan Coachman: Well y’know J.R it’s good to have you back and it’s good to be here tonight not hearing about puppies that got very old, or hearing ‘OH MY GOD!’ every five minutes after the start of a match, your return has saved me from having to receive hearing aid in five years because of those two morons, thanks J.R!

Jim Ross: Your welcome … I guess. Tonight we have an incredible show on our hands Coach, we have The Big Show and Kane defending their tag team titles against, The Spirit Squad. As well as we have Ric Flair trying to keep his belt around his waist one on one with Shelton Benjamin, question is, what will Carlito have to say about it??

Jonathan Coachman: Well that isn’t what I look forward to most. I am looking out and wanting to see the following, what an announcement by Mr. McMahon and Eric Bischoff, how are Cena and Michaels gonna’ respond J.R???

Jim Ross: No clue, but we have one helluva show on our hands to worry about so that can be left for a later time and date. Our main event tonight is going to be an epic encounter of ego’s clashing and a arrogant challenger forced to go ahead and team up with the champion. Kurt Angle and Triple H go head to head with Shawn Michaels and John Cena

Jonathan Coachman: I’d bet my ass on The Game tonight J.R, he is The King of the WWE, hell he might even be the King of all King’s!

Jim Ross: Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, Jonathan.

**Time to play The Game** hits to an astonishing amount of heat, raking in the likes of which we haven’t seen him have in a very long time. ‘The Game’ Triple H emulates his past arrivals and spits water out upon entrance and slowly makes his way down the ramp with the crowd seething not so happy that he is out here to open things. ‘The Cerebral Assassin’ waist’s no time in getting down to the ring, turning around the ring post, and scaling up onto the apron, before throwing his empty water bottle into the crowd and spitting it at the front rows. Triple H in street clothes at the moment steps straight into the ring with an immense amount of heat building and he demands a microphone which Lilian Garcia gets for him and hands it to him.

Triple H:
Last week, went exactly to plan.

More heat comes up from this aggravated Fort Lauderdale audience.

Triple H:
Last week, I annihilated two men on my path to get back my WWE Championship. Kurt, it is just a matter of time before you realize who you’re dealing with and where you’re at. ‘Cause Kurt if you haven’t noticed yet, you are standing in my kingdom, Kurt, you’re in my world.

‘Shut up’ chants break out already wanting him to be quiet, but he suddenly jerks his head towards the crowd scoffing to get their attention and they stop.

Triple H:
And well… Kurt, you fail to comprehend the facts, you won’t accept the truth, that in thirteen days, I take my title back. In thirteen days, I will be back on my throne, it’s just a matter of time, shine my belt real nice for me, Kurt, cherish it while you have it, because two weeks from today I’ll be standing out here talking about how I kicked your ass.

Huge heat from this irritated crowd disliking Triple H continuous persistence to make his point.

Triple H:
Kurt, you’ve got to ask yourself, how are you going to make it through my world? What are you going to do when you meet me face to face, eye to eye, nose to nose, at the Royal Rumble, the light’s on bright, the game will be on, the question is, are you ready?

**Medal** plays up over the PA to a loud response though not very much a fan favorite, quieting Triple H though can get anyone a great pop. Kurt Angle walks out microphone in hand and continues his way down the ramp after setting off his pyro to what is reminiscent of the past ‘You Suck’ chants these crowds love to say every time he makes his arrival. Kurt has the WWE Title over his shoulder and he slides into the ring, waisting not even a second before going face to face with ‘The Game’.

Kurt Angle:
Hunter, let me interrupt so you stop wasting your breath. I’m always ready, I’ve never not been ready.

A nice pop for the Olympic Hero.

Kurt Angle:
Hunter, let’s be honest because that’s what I’m all about. The fact of the matter, is that you’re scared, you’re scared of ME. Hunter, I’d like to take a page out of your book, I’ve beaten everyone there is to beat. There is no one left to beat, hell, Hunter, I’ve already beaten you twice before, and I have no problem doing it again.

The crowd pops again and begins an ‘Angle’ chant in unison for a moment, cut off by the gruff tough voice of Triple H.

Triple H: Welcome to my world, Kurt. Understand, I’ve been there, I’ve already done that. You, Kurt, will realize what it means to play The Game, you will understand why I was born pissed off, because of people like you. Kurt, I hope by the end of the Royal Rumble you will finally see what it means when I say, The Game… is OVER. Because no one can play The Game, because I am The Game, and well, Kurt, quite frankly, I’m just… that damn good.

Kurt Angle: Well, Hunter, I’m Kurt Angle, and unlike you I tell the truth, and I mean it when I say I will break your ankle thirteen days from now, because I’m Kurt Angle, and I’m just better then you, Hunter.

Triple H: We’ll see about that Kurt, we’ll see.

Kurt Angle: For once, your right, Hunter, we will see.

Triple H drops his microphone and gets straight into the face of Kurt Angle, before flipping his hair out of his eyes and staring a hole through, the champion. Kurt’s expression is of confidence both showing their intensity at this moment and neither man back down. Triple H mouths “Thirteen Days, Kurt, Thirteen Days” signifying thirteen days until the WWE Title returns to Triple H, which may be the case. HHH backs away and leaves watching Angle intently, as we cut to our first commercial break, one is to wonder, how can these two work together tonight?

[Commercial Break]

Match #1
World Tag Team Championships
Big Show and Kane © vs. The Spirit Squad

Big Show and Kane decisively manhandle their opposition with ease. Big Show seemed to try and ‘one up’ Kane continuously. The combatants of the Spirit Squad, Kenny and Johnny worked as a coherent unit as did the 5 members as a whole, using heel tactics most of the match to try and keep themselves in this contest. Kane and Kenny at the end are head to head in the ring, as Big Show and Kane work together in a way with Show attacking the other members of The Spirit Squad and knocking Johnny out of the equation, Mikey, Nicky, and Mitch along with him.

Big Show walks over towards the announce table and rips Lilian out of her seat, folds the chair up, and slides the way only Big Show can into the ring. Kenny at this time is getting up off the mat and Kane is signaling for the ever so deadly, Chokeslam of his. Big Show reaches his feet and looks at Kane who his back towards Show. Big Show looks at the chair and the crowd chants ‘don’t do it’ to stop him, but he just laughs and SLAMS the chair right into the back of Kane.

Seething he turns around expecting to see one of The Spirit Squad, he looks rather disappointed it’s Show and starts approaching him increasingly annoyed with each step, showing that shot had no effect on him. Show looks around not sure of where to go and soon SMASHES THE CHAIR OVER KANE’S HEAD! It gets caught around Kane’s head and he drops to his knees, but Kane gets right back up pissed off and quickly goes to rip off the chair which he successfully does and drops it in the middle of the ring. Big Show uppercuts Kane and quickly goes for a Chokeslam, but Kane puts his hand on Show’s throat trying to slam him, showing no remorse for his partner.

Kenny is now up and he dropkicks one of Kane’s legs out, giving Big Show the opportunity to lift Kane up and NAIL THE CHOKESLAM! A devastating blow and Kane lands right over the chair in the middle of the ring, the referee continues the contest since Show hit his own partner and there is no rule against that, Kenny jumps between the ropes and races across the apron scaling to the top rope. Big Show receives enormous heat and he laughs sadistically blaming Kane saying ‘This is your fault, Kane.’ Obviously Big Show watches on as Kenny reaches the top and flies off the top nailing his leg drop on Kane, and simultaneously jumps over Kane for the pin with Big Show lurking right above awaiting the one… two… three victory for the Spirit Squad.

Winner: NEW World Tag Team Champions, The Spirit Squad @ 08:03.

plays over the PA and The Spirit Squad scream like sissy girls in triumph. The other Spirit Squad teammates take the tag titles and run into the ring, they immediately lift Kenny over their shoulders and hold onto the belts. The 500 pound mammoth Big Show walks over towards the fallen monster Kane and jams his foot into his chest and squishes it like he’s decimated a little rodent.

[Commercial Break]

**Metalingus** hits and out comes the ever so arrogant, Mister Money in the Bank, Edge. He comes out un-accompanied by his girlfriend, Lita, this time he’s all by himself in his lonesome. Edge looks very ‘pleased’ with one man, which who could of guessed it, Edge! Microphone in hand Edge consumes all the regular abnormally large heat he receives and enters the ring into his ‘Cutting Edge’ set up in the ring. Edge plops down into one of his seats and plays with his hair, shades and all, before going to speak but ‘Edge sucks’ chants drown him out.


The ‘Edge sucks’ chants are about to end but continue because of Edge’s attempt to speak which only infuriates the host of the Cutting Edge.


The Reliant Astrodome crowd takes the hint and quiets down for Mister Money in the Bank.

You people give white trash Texans a bad name.

Houston starts a really crude and derogatory chant for that, but it’s ‘bleeped’ like when WWE bleeps things.

Tonight on the Cutting Edge we’re going to have a moment of silence. A moment of silence for a spectacular, incredible, invincible one of a kind man. A guy that well is better than all of the people in the back, then all of the people in the stands, and all of the people sitting on their couches at home. He’s celebrating his 288th day as MISTER MONEY IN THE BANK, the greatest superstar to step foot in a wrestling ring, ME!

Huge heat follows out from this and Edge takes it all in.

Boo me all you want, cry your little eyes out, (wipes eyes) say a prayer that this briefcase gets stolen and wish me ill. ‘Cause you can wish on a little star, pray to god, and scream all the crap you want at me, because all of you (points at the crowd) can KISS MY ASS!

The uproar from the crowd is the likes of which we haven’t seen before.

(clears throat) Now, tonight on the Cutting Edge we have a very special guest. He is known as the ‘Whole Damn Show’ which is a lie because I am the WHOLE Show and THE Show everyone should watch. My guest is… Rob (Thumbs down) Van (two thumbs down) Dam.

**One of a Kind** blasts over the system and we see Rob Van Dam appear in a seat via satellite comfily

Well look who it is, it’s Mr. ‘Monday Night’ so how are you feeling buddy, you got your free Royal Rumble. You got your can of cool aid, your pipe stuck on your mouth, must be fun, isn’t it Rob?

Rob Van Dam: Well I don’t know if rehabbing for several months is what you call ‘fun’ Edge, what will be fun is coming into the Royal Rumble and winning in style knocking you flat on your back like your girlfriend is laying for some loser in the back, dude.

Edge: Hey, Hey, HEY! Who asked you to talk, huh? NO ONE! This is my show so learn to give me some respect, or I’ll cancel you from the Cutting Edge tonight, and from existence at the Royal Rumble.

The live crowd boo immensely for the arrogance of Edge.

Rob Van Dam:
Edge, do yourself a favor dude, and chill out, because everything’s cool when your Rob! Van! Dam!

The crowd does the thumbs signs in between the parts of RVD. Edge looks irate and frustrated at the same time, not pleased with his guest.

You wanna’ know what’s ‘cool’ Rob? What’s cool is being Mister Money in the Bank

Edge grasps his briefcase off one of the seats and taps it, before kissing it’s side and looking at it lusciously.

And Rob, you can BANK on that.

Crowd Boos infiltrate and make Edge smirk with a despicable look on his face.

Anything else you’re were going to say, RVD?

Rob Van Dam: Well…

Edge: Nothing? Good. This interview is officially over, cut the feed.

The feed isn’t cut and Edge looks rather aggravated raking through his hair and putting his hands over his face in complete undiluted rage.

Rob Van Dam:
Before I go Edge, I’d like to tell you to remember dude, if you mess with Rob… Van… Dam, then RVD 4:20 will smoke your ass in good time dude, thirteen days in fact. So let me tell you man, that negative energy of yours, needs to fly away and shake off you, or you’ll never fly as high, be as good, or win as much as yours truly – Rob Van Dam!

RVD jumps out of his seat to pose and walks off set with the feed cutting off. Edge jumps out of his seat and takes his chair, throws it into the isle for the bottom of the ramp. Edge kicks the other chair in his set for The Cutting Edge over and flips his hair as **Metalingus** plays over the PA and he makes his departure to much dismay of the crowd tonight, but it’s obvious that he could careless as he storms stomping up the ramp very irritated with his guest completely telling him to tune it down a notch, which just is leading to him becoming more egotistical and jerky.

[Commercial Break]

Match #2
Trish Stratus vs. Lita – Non Title

Trish and Lita put out a valiant effort to prove that their the greatest women’s wrestler. Lita and Stratus had a short bout, in which Lita hits her moonsault in it only to have a kick out from the Women’s champ. Trish didn’t do much in the bout, but coming in at the end off ducking out of a clothesline and knocking Lita’s lights out with a chick kick. The contest was dominated by Lita, but Trish won swiftly right there pinning her long time adversary.

Winner: Trish Stratus @ 06:18.

**Time to Rock & Roll*
comes up and plays as Trish Stratus makes her exit out of the ring, takes her Women’s Championship, and makes her departure up the ramp. Lita looks frustrated with now Edge and Lita taking a combined verbal and physical beat down, not a very good night for The Rated R Superstar and his girlfriend, Trish tags hands moving up the ramp and struts showing off her luscious curves before posing and walking to the back.

Backstage, we see Matt Striker in his teacher’s attire sitting at his desk looking witty as ever.

Matt Striker:
Welcome back, I know you missed, your teacher, Matt Striker!

Dallas Boos Striker.

Matt Striker:
Today, I will not emulate what I have said the past few weeks, this week is about business. It’s about the Royal Rumble, my students!

The crowd doesn’t seem too pleased and want to see him get on with it.

Matt Striker:
Today, my students, I will teach all of you about the event your teacher will win this year, the Royal Rumble Match. This will be the 18th edition, of this epic contest, we have Jim Duggan, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, The Rock, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Lex Luger, and so many more who have won this prestigious spectacular match, but don’t fear your teacher will be one of those winner’s soon enough!

‘You Suck’ chants erupt from the crowd and Striker fake laughs for a moment before turning serious.

Matt Striker:
Now, now my students, that use of vulgar, derogatory, vindictive, sadistic language must stop, children watch Monday Night Raw to learn from their teacher and they hear that? Don’t set bad examples for the children, students.

‘Shut up’ chants now begin soon followed by some cursing which flusters Matt Striker.

Matt Striker:
Your teacher will not teach you if you people will not learn to sculpt your language around the likes of the little ones, with that my lesson now has abruptly been brought to a close, but as I bid my farewell I’d like my younger students to know that the use of naughty words is not tolerated and you should never ever use naughty words. Till next time my students, speak smart, and you’ll become smart, not as brilliant as me of course, but that’s a feet very few could ever reach and with the intellect of all of you I doubt any of you are as smart as your teacher.

Crowd gives more heat with Striker’s persistence to take shots at them.

Matt Striker:
Next week I will return, with a lesson on the history of the Royal Rumble, and your teacher will teach all of you my students on how your teacher will win, until then remember I am your teacher, Matt Striker!

Matt Striker’s sadistic smile is plagued across the screen and we cut to the ring for our next contest.

Match #3
Charlie Haas vs. Gregory Helms

This is a fast paced, intriguing contest in which grips the crowd and gets them on their feet. Using his technical expertise and prowess, Helms manages to keep Haas down for the majority of the contest. Currently he is working on the former WWE Tag Team Champion with a side headlock down on the mat. With the crowd behind him, Haas manages to force himself up to his feet and shoves Helms away into the ropes. Helms comes back and skips over Haas, who has dropped to his belly. Helms comes back off the ropes and gets caught by Haas, who nails a huge overhead belly-to-belly suplex, hurling Helms across the ring.

After a near fall, Haas ascends to the top rope, looking for the missile dropkick ... but Helms recovers faster than anticipated and catches Haas on the turnbuckle, knocking the ropes so that Haas falls onto his groin. Haas tumbles the mat and Helms picks him back up, setting the former Tag Champion up for the Nightmare On Helms Street ...

But Haas immediately drops out of the predicament, landing behind Helms and swipes the knee. Helms falls forwards and Haas pounces onto his back to lock in the Haas Of Pain! Helms tries to fight to prevent the move being applied, kicking Haas off into the ropes. Haas comes flying back and Helms catches him, once again looking for the Nightmare On Helms Street ... but Haas counters for a second time and shoves Helms into the ropes. Haas rolls Helms up with a victory rolls from behind ... but Helms rolls through and grabs the tights ... one, two, three!!!

Winner: Gregory Helms @ 07:54.

plays over the PA System and Helms fires straight back up, and pounces on Charlie Haas pounding away at him. Immediately, Eugene sprints out and flies into the ring, only to see Helms shoot up off of Charlie and fire at him to nail him with a shining wizard upside the head. Helms goes over and gets back onto punching away at Haas, as Goldust and Snitsky follow speeding down the ramp to the ring, with Rosey trailing slowly behind him as all of ‘The Freaks’ have now made their arrival. Gregory takes notice and rushes off Haas and slides under the bottom rope. Goldust gets there in time to kick the bottom rope and wave his finger at Helms who makes his way groggily up the ramp still the victor and Snitsky attends to Eugene, whilst Rosey helps Haas up as we cut to another commercial break.

[Commercial Break]

We comeback to see Carlito standing by with Todd Grisham, to speak about ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair.

Todd Grisham:
Carlito, your actions last week were uncalled for and this week Flair has a title defense, and you’ve been told to stay away from this contest, but are you going to listen?

Carlito: Carlito thinks Ric Flair needs da learn how cool Carlito really is. ‘Cause Carlito is tired of sitting in the back, watching Ric Flair ‘strut’ his way da the ring, Carlito put Ric Flair’s in his place and das cool Todd, das very cool.

Carlito bites into his apple and laughs out, with Grisham looking a little uneasy here as the serenity breaks and Grisham asks another question.

Todd Grisham:
Well, Carlito, that doesn’t answer my question. Are you going to interfere tonight in Ric Flair’s match against Shelton Benjamin?

Carlito: Dat’s for Carlito da know and for ju to find out. Carlito thinks dat Ric Flair won’t be the Intercontinental Championship after da night, and Todd, dat’s… dat’s cool!

Carlito brushes past Todd and walks off with a smile on his face, biting his face into his apple before walking towards the entrance ramp and walking up as **I spit in the Face** hits and out comes Carlito in style to LOUD HEAT, in the same clothing he had on during the interview and literally still eating a piece of an apple. Carlito makes his entrance swift and quickly down the ramp, to notice Ric Flair is already waiting in the ring warming up as his entrance has already happened. Carlito and Flair stare down face to face with the ring between them as Carlito pulls a chair up near Lilian Garcia.

Jim Ross:
Carlito needs to watch out tonight, Flair may not worry about defending the Intercontinental Championship and instead swing at Carlito, Coach!

The Coach: Carlito’s cool, JR, learn to accept it. Ric Flair’s jealous of Carlito, that’s all.

Jim Ross: I think Carlito’s jealous of Ric Flair, but your aloud your opinion Coach.

**Ain’t no stoppin’ Me** hits, and out comes the energetic number one contender, Shelton Benjamin walks out to a good pop. Benjamin sprints down the ramp and slides into the ring, not waisting any time and he flies into the ring as the bell rings for the contest to begin.

Match #4
Intercontinental Championship
Ric Flair © vs. Shelton Benjamin

Shelton and Flair go head to head in a contest that exceeds expectation, with Flair using his experience well, and Shelton using his speed and youth to his advantage on the veteran. During the contest many times Carlito interjects himself and distracts Flair, albeit the warning that he was given that we were told about, and it lead to many near fall and near title steals from Shelton Benjamin.

Towards the end of the contest Flair locks Shelton into the figure four, leading to Benjamin writhing and clawing at the mat to break free, and Carlito jumps up onto the apron to fight with the referee. Flair looks frustrated and would rather get a free shot at Carlito, then make Shelton tap out, and he releases the hold, fires up off the mat and takes a swing at his arch nemesis Carlito, instead Carlito jumps up off the apron before he can get his punch in on him, and Shelton Benjamin gets up and sneaks behind Flair to roll him up, which gets a close two count.

Flair looks frustrated and points his finger at Carlito, who calls for him to bring it and spits his apple he was chewing into the ring, hitting Ric slightly. Flair looks irate and Carlito spurts something out like ‘oh shit’ and Flair slides out of the ring, going in hot pursuit of Carlito who flees the scene running rampant all around the ring. Shelton is now back up and aggravated with the official for not getting three, but Carlito leads himself back into the ring and runs past Shelton, leading to Flair running back into the ring after Carlito once more. Shelton takes the perfect opportunity he was given and scoops up Flair for his patented T-Bone Suplex followed by a huge hooking of the leg leading to the pinfall win for Shelton Benjamin and Carlito having gotten his work down in screwing Flair.

Winner: And NEW Intercontinental Champion … Shelton Benjamin @ 10:39.

**Ain’t No Stoppin’ Me** plays over the PA and Carlito has a toothy grin on his face, very pleased with the outcome. Shelton accepts the referee raising his hand and he gives him the Intercontinental Championship, whilst this happens Carlito comes back into the ring and over to Flair to spit on him. Shelton turns back towards Carlito, drops his newly found gold, and takes Carlito, then throws him out of the ring over the top rope to a very good pop. He takes his title looking over at Flair and gets away, not helping him up when Flair raises his hand out to get help, showing he’s a tweener basically at the moment. Shelton celebrates with his title and Flair re-rises up off the floor, as we cut to a Royal Rumble recall.

Royal Rumble Recall – 2002 Royal Rumble – Triple H returns to the WWE to throw Kurt Angle over the top rope and wins the 2002 Royal Rumble.

After the recall plays we cut to commercial break.

[Commercial Break]

Backstage, Maria is standing by John Cena right before his big match up next, and we get a very luscious looking, tasty Maria tonight wearing a hot top, showing off her assets.

Hi, Maria here and I’m here with the former WWE Champion, John Cena!

John Cena smiles for the camera and Maria jumps up like her perky self before speaking again.

Now, John, tonight you and the “Heart Break Kid” Shawn Michaels (Big Pop) team up to face Kurt Angle (Mixed Reaction) and Triple H (Huge Heat) now, how are you going to co-exist against the guy, that you well, are facing. I’m confused, how can you face someone and be their tag partner at the same time?

Maria pouts looking clueless.

John Cena:
Y’see, Maria, I’m facing Shawn two weeks from now at the Royal Rumble, tonight? We’re teaming up and we’re gonna’ kick some ass, Chain Gang Style.

Maria looks gleeful, yet stupid as usual.

But how do you know Shawn will work with you, John?

John Cena: Well, Maria, that’s for Shawn to know and for me to fi..

All of a sudden Shawn Michaels walks up onto the scene with a smirk on his face.

Shawn Michaels:
Y’think I’m gonna’ be helping you tonight, John? Tonight, I’m lookin’ out for one man, and one man only, that’s the “Heart Break Kid” Shawn Michaels. It’s everybody for themselves. I hope you realize that you are watching your back, as I’m gonna’ be watchin’ mine.

Cena looks quite irritated, but nods and HBK turns to leave, but John Cena grabs his shoulder.

John Cena:
Well, Shawn, you’re my partner tonight so I will have your back. I hope you change your mind before our match tonight, hell it’s up next Shawn, I hope you do. Because The Chain Gang could use another soldier to help him against the army. Think about it Shawn, ok?

Shawn Michael: I’ll think about it, John, but I’m makin’ no promises, ya hear me?

John Cena: Loud and clear.

HBK walks away and Cena looks very flustered and frustrated, walking away as we cut away to one quick final, commercial break.

[Commercial Break]

Match #5
Tag Team Match
John Cena & Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle & Triple H

The main event shows tension on both sides, from Triple H and Kurt Angle with tough tags to one another, to HBK completely ignoring Cena in it. Towards the end of this contest, Angle has the ankle lock gripped on Cena, and Shawn Michaels being willed by the crowd to enter the midst of this battle. Shawn makes a decisive decision to jump into the battle and flips over the top rope, and nails Kurt Angle with Sweet Chin Music. Triple H comes into the ring and HBK, and “The Game” go face to face.

Both men look ready to explode, before… they break out laughing. Both men turn the other direction and leave, with the crowd pissed, whilst HBK makes his way through the crowd and HHH goes up the ramp. Angle and Cena are both down on the mat, they get to a 6 count, and both men grip the ropes looking for it for leverage. The count stops and HBK is long gone, but HHH stops outside of the ring. “The Game” rolls back into the ring and calls for Angle to reach his feet, the referee tries to get rid of HHH, but Triple H doesn’t oblige. “The Cerebral Assassin” kicks Kurt in the gut and looks for the pedigree, but Angle flips “The Game” over and Triple H goes over the ropes from where Angle is, and hits the concrete floor!

The crowd pops and HHH looks irate, but as Angle goes back to taunt HHH, out from behind comes John Cena and The WWE Champion turns around right into the F-U! Cena lifts Angle up and drops him down, nailing his patented finishing move and hooks the leg high up to try and steal the victory. The official has no choice but to make the count to give Cena and the now departed Shawn Michaels the victory.

Winner: John Cena & Shawn Michaels @ 13:49.

**My Time Is Now**
hits over the PA and Cena looks pleased with his victory, gets his arm raised, and ducks under the bottom rope to celebrate his victory despite being partner less. Triple H re-cooperates on the outside and rolls back into the ring as the WWE Champion stirs off the mat. Angle staggers slowly onto his knee’s, progressing up off the mat and Triple H stalks him from behind, as the “Olympic Gold Medalist” slowly rises to his feet. Staggering and all, Kurt Angle makes it finally fully up on all fours, to turn around right into a kick in the gut and a PEDIGREE FROM “THE GAME”! Triple H laughs out sadistically and calls for the WWE Championship, which is given to “The Game”, Triple H poses with the title over Angle as the show fades to black, before HHH places the belt over Kurt and saying it will soon be his.

End Show:

Current Card for the Royal Rumble
January 29th 2006
Location: American Airlines Arena; Miami, Florida
Theme: Unknown

Royal Rumble Match;
Winner has automatic shot at EITHER brand's Champion at WrestleMania XXII:

Entrants in Alphabetical order;
Booker T, Carlito, Charlie Haas, Chris Benoit, Finlay, Gregory Helms, John `Bradshaw' Layfield, Joey Mercury, Johnny Nitro, Kane, Ken Kennedy, Matt Hardy, Matt Striker, Rey Mysterio, Ric Flair, Rob Van Dam

WWE Championship Match:

Kurt Angle © vs. Triple H

World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Triple Threat:

Batista © vs. Randy Orton vs. The Undertaker

Royal Rumble Qualifier:
John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels
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Nice way to start the show, with McMahon and Bischoff really putting the odds against Cena and HBK. Putting them against each other at the Rumble and putting them in some tough matches next week. Looks like Vince and Eric will try to make sure that the two don't even get to the Rumble anyhow.

This was good promo here, both characters sounded well in character. However it probally could of been longer and very suprised that you wouldn't have things kick off between the two. However i expect things to kick off during the main event.

Damn very long summary for this match, but just make sure not to write them too long as i used to write HUGE match summaries on TV shows in past and wore me out. Anyway onto the match. Decent match with Kane/Show dominating it until Big Show turns on Kane costing him the match, and we have new tag team champions. Kane/Show for some reason seems to be a very popular feud on these forums for some odd reason, and it looks like these two will feud onto to a possible WM match. Will be interesting to see who will challenge Spirit Squad as possible contenders as during this time period there were basically no teams on Raw whatsoever.

Nice promo here and looks like RVD is going back to his roots with the RVD 4:20 Line, while still keeping on with his cool act. Look forward to RVD's comeback at Rumble, and Edge still has his MITB contract so i am predicting that Angle will retain title against HHH, and then Edge comes in and cashes in the MITB.

Meh this match doesn't excite me but it is a divas's match so no suprise there. Trish Stratus picks up the win with the Chick Kick.

Great typical Matt Stryker promo here, this time hyping up the Royal Rumble match. Was well in character.

Solid match here with Haas stealing the win holding onto the tights. Interesting aftermath with the Freaks making their way to the ring and Helms flees the ring. Expecting this to be only a way to get Helms over at the end of it but please Push Goldust i will pay you

Solid promo here, Carlito was in character but promo extremely short. Looks like he will be costing Flair his IC Title which is good, as the IC title should be held for people getting pushed and not people who have already had their prime.

Prediction is right as Shelton Benjamin wins the IC title thanks to Carlito. Interesting aftermath with Shelton tossing Carlito the outside, so could we possibly have future triple threat match?

Meh this was probally your weakest promo overall tonight, Cena didn't look in character. He is not the kind of guy to be wanting to join forces with someone, he is more of like a loner type character who doesn't need anyone to help him. Just my opinion.

Great Main Event, and you got Cena bang on character this time here Brandon, with him fighting the odds to win the match. Loved the part with HBK and HHH laughing at each other and then walking out, possible future DX reunion? Good aftermath with HHH getting first blow on Angle hitting him with the pedigree.

Overall good show here Brandon, Royal Rumble Card looks extremely stacked with two big title matches, Cena/HBK and of course the Rumble.
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Been a while since I checked in eh Brandon? Sorry mate, life's been a killer lately...

Opening promo was very nicely done, and while neither man was always "on" they both did a good job, and this feud is always a goodie, no matter who or how it's written. Great title match for the Rumble, IMO this could main event Mania it's that good

Big Show flattens Kane and causes the SS to win and we have new tag champs, thank God. Now let's hope Kane beats Show in their feud, and SS drop the belts to a credible team soon

RVD/Edge promo was good. Edge was very well in character, RVD sorta a mixed bag but it's really hard to get a good promo out of RVD, but if anyone can do it it's Edge so yeah, nice work

Ah good, Trish > Lita in ALL aspects of the business

Nice Striker's Classroom segment, he was well in character and got his typical brash attitude across

Helms over Haas seems to be happening in alot of BTB's lately, but whatever. Eugene appears post match with that lump Rosey! Ugh, why are these two on the show! Helms can do better, even a feud with Haas

Carlito has turned heel, das cool. He'll no doubt involve himself in the Flair/Shelton match

Shelton wins thanks a bunch to Carlito for indeed screwing Flair out like I thought he would. Alot of mini-feuds are alive here going into the Rumble which is cool

Cena/Michaels going on currently doesn't make this the best feud to have going, if that's what is going on...

Good main event, HBK walks out on Cena, but Superman manages to pick up the win anyways. Trips drills Angle with the Pedigree, making a statement ahead of their title match, and all looks good ahead of the Rumble, which I'll no doubt be back for

8.5/10. Very good stuff Brandon.


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WWE Friday Night Smackdown Preview January 20th, 2006

This week Friday Night Smackdown rolls into Fort Lauderdale in sunny Florida as the road to the Royal Rumble continues.

Revenge is certainly sweet, and no man knows that any better than The Undertaker. Last week, the "Phenom" attained a level of vengeance over Randy Orton, defeating the "Legend Killer" to book his place in the World Heavyweight Championship match at the Rumble. Three men. One match. One title. With the Triple Threat now official, Smackdown General Manger Theodore Long has took it upon himself to make one of the biggest Main Events in the history of Friday Night's, with Randy Orton and his own choice of partner teaming up to take on the Champion Batista and The Undertaker! Will "The Animal" and "The Deadman" be able to co-exist, or will Orton be allowed to pick the pieces of a potentially disasterous partnership?

Filled with the kind of fighting spirit that we have come to know and love, Rey Mysterio was triumphant in his match up with Johnny Nitro last week. He claims that he is filled with a new resurgence, desperate to make his late-great friend Eddie Guerrero proud. MNM and Mysterio have been having their altercations for a while now, and the WWE Tag Team Champions get a second chance to put the Mexican down, when Joey Mercury takes his turn against the "Master of the 619".

Last week we were unfortunate enough to witness the heinous assault of Matt Hardy at the hands of John 'Bradshaw' Layfield. Word has reached us that Hardy will not be in attendance at Smackdown this Friday, due to the injuries he sustained. JBL claimed that he deserves better than this 'petty' business with Hardy, and stated that his attack on the youngster had "ended" their rivalry once and for all. As JBL looks on to the Royal Rumble and to greater things, will Matt Hardy share the same sentiment from his home in North Carolina?

We will also be getting appearances from a host of budding young tag teams looking to make their mark on Friday Night's, and alert MNM of their presence. The Mexicools, The Dicks, and Brian Kendrick & Paul London will be in attendance, providing the undeniable excitement that we are so used to in Smackdown's tag team division.

Also, tune in for another special appearance from the injured Ken Kennedy. Continuing with the past few weeks' tradition, Kennedy will be speaking to Michael Cole and Tazz from his home in Green Bay, Wisconsin, keeping us informed on his recovery.

Plus, watch out for superstars such as Bobby Lashley, William Regal, Booker T, Chris Benoit and Kid Kash, who will all be gracing us with their presence in Florida. Friday Night Smackdown comes to you at 8/7 central on Friday Night. Don't miss it, it's going to be a Smackdown to remember...
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Friday Night Smackdown!
Friday, January 20th, 2006
Fort Lauderdale, Florida


**Rise Up** by Drowning Pool booms in through the sold out arena in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with a capacity crowd on their feet for the third Smackdown of the new year. The entire building is shaking, as we cut across to Michael Cole and Tazz at ringside, who both share equally, astonished expressions on their faces.

Michael Cole: Ladies and gentlemen, we welcome you to Fort Lauderdale in sunny Florida for Friday Night Smackdown! I’m here at ringside with Tazz, and, partner, what a show we have lined up tonight.

Tazz: Oh, man, you aint exaggerating, Cole. Just listen to this: they will be opponent come the Royal Rumble, but tonight, the World Heavyweight Champion Batista will team up with The Undertaker to take on the third man in that Triple Threat match, Randy Orton, as well as Orton’s choice of partner!

Michael Cole: Well, it remains to be seen if those three men can be in the same ring at the same time without things getting heated, but we have more tonight also, as the hottest young tag team in the WWE today, the Mexicools will be in action, and so will the “Rabid Wolverine” Chris Benoit, still hurting from his loss last week to Booker T in a No Disqualification match!

Tazz: The Royal Rumble is only nine nights away; Cole, and we’ve got a lot of guys here with a great chance. Matt Hardy and JBL too have their problems, but both could win the biggest match of their life come Sunday the twenty ninth!

**I Walk Alone** hits to open up the show, as the crowd explode in a wonderful pop for their hero. Clad in his wrestling attire, looking ready for action strangely enough, the World Heavyweight Champion Batista struts out onto the stage energetically. He poses to both sides of the fans, before setting off his phenomenal pyro in a jarring machine gun motion, drawing a level of cheers that anyone will struggle to beat. Wearing his title belt proudly around his waist, Batista makes his way down to the ring, collecting a microphone on the way, before entering and ascending to the top rope to taunt his fans. Back in the centre of the ring, Batista smiles at the positive reaction he is garnering.

Batista: Y’know, at Wrestlemania Twenty-One I realised a life long dream when I became World … Heavyweight … Champion!

Crowd pops, as Batista beams and pats the belt around his waist.

Batista: That was nearly a year ago now. You don’t quite comprehend that until you think about it properly. A year. No one has beaten me for a whole year.

Crowd pops.

Batista: Usually this kind of thing makes a guy lazy, but I’ll tell you what, it did the opposite to me; it lit a fire in my belly, and I have been gunning for more ever since that day. I’ve invited all challengers to try and take MY title!

Crowd pops.

Batista: But I will tell you something, there has been one-man … one-man … one man who I used to call a friend who has been nothing but a problem since he came here. And last week … last week he decided to get in my face once again!

The crowd waits in anticipation.

Batista: This guy has been hell bent for years of taking my place at the top. At first he couldn’t stand it when Triple H respected me more than him … so he left Evolution. And now, we find ourselves on the same show again, and he can see that I am the dominant animal around here … and it eats him up inside.

Crowd murmurs now, sensing what is coming next.

Batista: Randy Orton…

Crowd boos.

Batista: I’ll tell you what, Randy, you say you’re the Legend – wait, you say you’re the “Career Killer” – well, guess what, you’re looking at the biggest career on this damn show, so why don’t you get your ass out here NOW?!!

The crowd pops at Batista’s forcefulness, as he scowls at the entrance stage, awaiting his future opponent. However, instead our eyes, as well as Batista’s, are drawn up to the Titan Tron where the smug and smiling figure of Randy Orton stands facing the screen drawing huge heat. He is clad in his non-wrestling attire of a shirt, clearly not prepared for action.

Randy Orton: Batista…

The crowd boos Orton’s first words, whilst Batista leans on the ropes looking extremely frustrated.

Randy Orton: I’m sorry but there must be some kind of misunderstanding, ‘cause (indicates his clothes) as you can see, I’m not quite ready to compete yet tonight.

The crowd boos, as Orton grins slightly, and Batista shakes his head with exasperation.

Randy Orton: But I will be ready later tonight, so just hold on, ‘cause I am still gonna be out there tonight for our match as promised. But… but I just wanted to say a few things to you tonight… Dave.

Crowd boos, as Batista glares up at Orton.

Randy Orton: I just wanted to let you know just what the hell you are letting yourself in for tonight when you partner up with … The Undertaker!

The crowd pops at the mention of The Undertaker’s name.

Randy Orton: I was just wondering, Dave, how you feel about that? How does it feel to be teaming with a man who has no friends? He has no partners. I might be the one who spent most of last year kicking his ass, but, Dave, when The Undertaker looks at us both … he sees no difference.

Crowd boos.

Randy Orton: Let me tell you this, Dave, all The Undertaker sees when he looks at you is that belt around your waist. That’s all he cares about. Tonight, Dave, it’s not gonna be a tag team match; it’s gonna be a massacre!

Crowd boos.

Randy Orton: (Laughing) I mean seriously, Dave, you can’t really think that The Undertaker has your back tonight? Or your front? Or your sides? He wants you and me as weak as possible before the Royal Rumble, and that’s why tonight, Dave, The Undertaker … will … turn … on … you!

The crowd boos, as Batista starts to look a little more concerned by what Randy Orton is saying.

Randy Orton: And for all of you who don’t believe me, well, all I really need to say is let’s roll the footage from last week. Let’s take a look at how The Undertaker treats people who try to help him.

The Titan Tron flickers up to show the footage from last week’s Main Event, where Randy Orton went one-on-one with The Undertaker.

Back in the ring, Orton waits for Undertaker to get back up to his feet and then swings the chair back … but Batista grabs hold of it from the ring apron! Batista pulls the weapon away from Orton and shakes his head at the “Legend Killer”. Suddenly, Undertaker comes running at Orton for the big boot, but Orton ducks and Undertaker inadvertently knocks Batista off the apron. Undertaker stares at Batista for a moment before turning around … into an RKO!
The Titan Tron returns to the smiling face of Orton, whilst the crowd boos what they just saw. Batista is staring fixatedly at the screen still, clearly contemplating what he just saw.

Randy Orton: Dave, The Undertaker hates you. He hates you because of all of the success you’ve had on Smackdown, he hates you because you have what he thinks is his. The World … Heavyweight … Championship!

Crowd boos.

Randy Orton: I just think you should think about that, Dave. I’ll see you later tonight!

Randy Orton’s grinning image disappears from the screen and we are left with the boos following him, as Batista is left standing in the ring, deep in though, staring at his title around his belt.

[Commercial Break]

When we return to Friday Night Smackdown, James and Chad Dick are already in the ring prepping themselves for action and rubbing one another down, until…

**Mexicool** hits to an impressive pop the crowd and the familiar sound of engines can be heard, as Super Crazy, Psicosis and Juventud all ride onto the stage and down to the ring on their Juan Deere’s. Juventud takes his place at ringside, whilst Crazy and Psicosis both leap gleefully into the ring for their match.

Match #1
Tag Team Match

The Mexicools
w/ Juventud vs. The Dicks

Summary: Two young and impressive teams look to make their mark on Friday Night’s and prove themselves as worthy challengers to the current champions MNM. The Dicks are using their superior strength to dominate the lighter high-fliers. Right now in the ring it is James Dick and Super Crazy going at it, with James pounding on the Mexican in the corner. James whips Crazy across the ring into the opposite corner and races after him. Crazy gets a boot up and catches James in the face, knocking him away. With James reeling, Crazy springs up onto the top rope and goes for a Moonsault onto the standing Dick. James moves out of the way though and Crazy uses his amazing athleticism to land on his feet. The crowd applauds Crazy’s balance, but he turns around straight into a thunderous clothesline from James!

James tags Chad in and they both go to work on Crazy, hammering the plucky Mexican in the far corner, whilst Psicosis paces around nervously on the apron. James goes back onto the apron, as Chad raises Super Crazy back up … and we cut across to the entrance stage, where we see another young tag team, Paul London and Brian Kendrick, observing the match. Chad points threateningly at them and whips Crazy into the ropes. Crazy ducks the oncoming clothesline and rebounds off the opposite set of ropes, coming racing back at Chad and catching him with an amazing Flying Headscissors! That move came out of nowhere, and both Super Crazy and Chad Dick are now down, crawling towards their respective partners. They both make the tag at the same time!

James Dick comes running in and swings at the onrushing Psicosis … but the nimble Mexican ducks underneath and spins, catching James with huge spinning heel kick to the jaw. James Dick goes down hard and his brother Chad comes at Psicosis next … but he gets a spinning heel kick too! The Mexicools are on fire now and Super Crazy drops a standing Moonsault on Chad, as Psicosis drops a Leg drop in tandem! Chad rolls to the outside, with Super Crazy following him. Crazy springboards over the ropes onto Chad and both men go down. Back in the ring, Psicosis is watching his partner on the outside, not noticing James Dick creeping up behind him. James gets a schoolboy roll up on Psicosis for the pin … but Psicosis rolls straight through into his own cover … one, two, three!!!

Winners: The Mexicools

**Mexicool** plays over the PA again, as Juventud helps Super Crazy back into the ring and the three Mexicans begin to celebrate jubilantly. Up the ramp, Brian Kendrick and Paul London nod thoughtfully at what they just saw, before retreating back inside.

Michael Cole: Wow, what a great victory over The Dicks for The Mexicools. They’re such an exciting team!

Tazz: You’re not kidding, Cole. We’ve got a lot of really great young teams on Smackdown at the moment. MNM, The Dicks, the Mexicools, Regal and Burchill, and, you just saw them doing some, uh, scouting … Paul London and Brian Kendrick.

Michael Cole: Absolutely, partner, MNM better watch their backs, instead of worrying about Rey Mysterio. But what about those comments from Randy Orton earlier, Tazz?

Tazz: Oh, he’s smart, Cole, he’s playing mind games with the World Heavyweight Champion before the Royal Rumble. That Tag Team Main Event is still to come tonight!

[Commercial Break]

When we return from the break we cut backstage to where Steve Romero is standing by.

Steve Romero: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my guest at this time … he is the “Rabid Wolverine” Chris Benoit!

Chris Benoit steps into the shot, still wearing a slightly disappointed expression on his face following his loss to Booker T last week. He gets a huge pop from the crowd though. He is dressed for combat tonight.

Steve Romero: Now, Chris, in just nine days from now you will be part of the most star studded Royal Rumble in WWE history. You’ve won it once before on 2004, but what are your thoughts on possibly doing it again?

Chris Benoit: Steve, when I won the Royal Rumble two years ago, it wasn’t about how much I weighed or how tall I was … it wasn’t about size or strength … it was about who was the very best … and in 2004, I proved why I was the best.

Crowd pops.

Steve Romero: Now, last week you were involved in a hellacious No Holds Barred match with Booker T for the United States Championship, a match that you lost. What are your thoughts on this?

Chris Benoit: I won’t lie and say it didn’t hurt, Steve, ‘cause it did. I said it before and I’ll say it again now, this thing between Booker and me is over, it ended last week for good. I never complain, and last week it was No DQ … and Booker beat me. There’s nothing I can do about that now.

Steve Romero: But-

Chris Benoit: But that doesn’t mean a thing as I head towards the Royal Rumble in nine days time. My focus is no longer the United States title … my focus is now the World Heavyweight Championship. My focus is on winning the Rumble and Main Eventing Wrestlemania once again.

Crowd pops.

Chris Benoit: There are twenty-nine other men in that match, but I don’t think any of them want it as much as I do. It might be an over the top rope match, but if anyone gets in my way, there’s gonna be nothing that can stop me from making their ass tap out!

Benoit gives both Romero and the camera an intense stare, before walking away briskly, before we next cut to…

We head into Theodore Long’s office, where he is sat at his desk going through some papers, as…

???: Theodore Long!

Long stands up quickly, as John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield strolls into the office without even knocking, clad in his suit and cowboy hat, with Jillian Hall following him. He is greeted by huge heat from the crowd.

Theodore Long: JBL? Excuse me, what the hell are you doing coming in here without knocking? Shouldn’t you be in action tonight?

JBL smiles his toothy grin and removes his hat.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: Listen up, Larry Jay –

Theodore Long: I don’t wanna hear any “Larry Jay” business, now if you’ve got something you wanna say, then you go ahead and say it, JBL.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: Look, Slick Willy-

Theodore Long: Drop the name callin’, JBL.

JBL looks back at Jillian and smiles arrogantly, before turning back to Long.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: Just listen to what I’ve got to say, Mister T. I’ve got a proposition for ya … one that not even you can afford to turn down.

Theodore Long: Well, just what would that be, JBL?

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: Now you saw what I did to Matt Hardy, you saw what Chris Benoit just had to say about the Royal Rumble match … everybody on this show has been going at it for weeks just thinking about the Rumble.

Teddy Long actually looks quite interested now, stroking his chin, as JBL grins at Jillian.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: And it got me thinking about next week…

Theodore Long: Well, what about next week?

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: Me. John … Bradshaw … Layfield … the Wrestling GAWWWWWWDDD! Me, standing slap bang in the middle of that ring, with all of the fans chanting my name … JBL … JBL … JB-

Theodore Long: Would you get to the point, playa?

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: You got a Wrestling God in that ring, you got me … JBL … announcing a guaranteed victory for my show – MY SHOW – in the Royal Rumble … when you give me the number thirty spot in the Rumble match!

This idea is greeted by huge heat from the crowd, whilst Teddy Long does not look impressed.

Theodore Long: Now, playa, I appreciate you wantin’ Smackdown to win the Royal Rumble, but it ain’t gonna happen that way. But I’ll tell ya what, JBL, you’ve given me an idea that I was talkin’ through with Eric Bischoff the other night.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: And what’s that?

Theodore Long: Next week, right here on Friday Night Smackdown – the last Friday Night Smackdown before the Royal Rumble – there’s gonna be six men from Smackdown and six men from Raw competing in a twelve man over-the-top rope challenge match with the winner getting the number thirty spot in the Royal Rumble! Now are yoo feelin' dat... playa!

Crowd pops. JBL looks absolutely horrified at the news.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: WHAT???!! That is my spot – MY SPOT! But I will tell you now, Theodore Long, you can throw whatever the damn hell you want at me and it won’t make a difference. I smell like smoke ‘cause I have –

JBL notices that Teddy Long is turning back to his desk, looking disinterested. Bradshaw pulls Long back around aggressively and points at him, to which Long looks annoyed.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: Hey! I smell like smoke ‘cause I have walked through fire! You can put whatever obstacles you want in my path, but when it’s all said and done, the announcer will call out my name as the winner of the Royal Rumble match and moving on the Main Event Wrestlemania again … like a true AMER - ICAN HERO … John … ‘Bradshaw’ … Layfield!!!

And with a final scowl in Teddy Long’s direction, JBL storms out of the office with Jillian Hall trailing behind, leaving Long looking a little flustered.

[Commercial Break]

We return back to see Michael Cole and Tazz at ringside.

Michael Cole: Well, ladies and gentlemen, before the break we had a huge announcement from our Smackdown General Manager Theodore Long; a twelve-man over the top rope battle royal next week, right here on Smackdown!

Tazz: Oh, baby, that number thirty spot in the Royal Rumble match is gonna be on the line, and you gotta believe that whoever gets it will be in the driving seat for that match!

Michael Cole: And that’s not all, with Teddy Long inviting superstars from Monday Night Raw over too!

Tazz: That’s gonna be huge, Cole, what a preview to the Rumble it’s gonna be!

**Booyaka 619** blasts over the PA to a huge pop from the Florida crowd, as the minute but powerful Rey Mysterio leaps out onto the stage energetically. He salutes the fans and motions up to the heavens and to the late, great Eddie Guerrero, before racing down to the ring. Jumping into the ring, he ascends to the top turnbuckle and waves to all of his supporters, as…

**Paparazzi** hits to loud heat, heralding the arrival of the WWE Tag Team Champions. Joey Mercury struts out onto the stage, flanked by his partner Johnny Nitro and Melina, who are dressed in their non-wrestling attire. All three of MNM glare at Rey with sinister scowls, as the footage of last week plays on the Titan Tron, showing how Rey caused Mercury to knock Melina off the apron, allowing Mysterio to roll Nitro up for the win in their singles contest. Melina gives Mercury some strict instructions, before he heads into combat.

Match #2
Rey Mysterio vs. Joey Mercury

Summary: Continuing this mini feud heading into the Royal Rumble, Rey Mysterio and Joey Mercury put on a very impressive display, as one would expect from two excellent ring workers. Right now it is Mercury who has taken control of the match, after countering a crossbody by Rey into his own roll up. Mercury applies the reverse chin lock, trying to wear Mysterio down, despite the crowd chanting for Rey and “Eddie Guerrero”. Mercury, Nitro and Melina all yell at the fans to “Shut Up”, but Rey builds from their support and begins to fight back up to his feet. Mysterio elbows Mercury in the gut and shoves the Hollywood regular into the ropes. Rey leaps up for a dropkick, but Mercury grabs the ropes and Rey lands on his feet. He races towards Mercury, who ducks and back body drops Mysterio to the outside!

The crowd boos, as Mercury distracts the referee, allowing Johnny Nitro to sneak up on Rey. He lifts the Cruiserweight legend up and goes for a swinging neckbreaker … but Rey drops down and shoves Nitro into the steel steps knee first! The crowd pops, whilst Rey points threateningly at Melina and jumps back up into the ring. Mercury charges and Mysterio drop toe holds him onto the second rope in preparation of the 619. Rey salutes the crowd and races into the ropes … but Melina grabs his foot! Rey is tripped up and he turns angrily on Melina, who just blows him a little kiss. Rey goes to reach over the ropes to grab her … but Joey Mercury is suddenly back up, as he races across the ring and rolls Rey up from behind. The referee counts, and Mercury furtively throws his feet onto the ropes for some extra leverage … one, two, three!!!

Winner: Joey Mercury

**Paparazzi** commences once again, as Joey Mercury quickly rolls out of the ring, a triumphant smile on his face. He and Melina help up the injured Nitro and they back up the ramp, all the while taunting Rey Mysterio, who stands back in the ring looking aghast at the defeat he just suffered.

Michael Cole: Dammit! Joey Mercury just stole one! Rey had the match won until Melina and Nitro got involved.

Tazz: Well, I – I guess that’s what you get when you try to take on both WWE Tag Team Champions at once, eh, Cole?

Michael Cole: Rey Mysterio is certainly finding that out the hard way, partner, but coming up now, we get a sneak preview of a man soon to make his debut on Smackdown, starting in nine days at the Royal Rumble.

Tazz: This guy is a tough son of a bitch … and I can’t wait till he arrives!

We cut to a black screen.

Narrator: The Irishman ... is coming.

Images of Finlay and the luscious fields of Northern Ireland run past the screen.

Narrator: This man loves to fight...

Images of Finlay in bars brawling

Narrator: And loves to win...

Images of Finlay spitting on a fallen opponent in the ring.

Narrator: Finlay is coming...

Images of Finlay with a grin on his face, raising his arms in the air triumphantly.

Narrator: January 29th, 2006 at the Royal Rumble...

Images of Finlay hitting someone with the `Celtic Cross' is seen, and we see a little leprechaun’s face from under the ring smiling sadistically at the camera.

Narrator: Finlay brings the fight to the WWE ... in the Royal Rumble Match.

We cut from final images of Finlay holding his shillelagh in his hand and the little leprechaun standing at his side with his arms raised in a boxer-like position.

Narrator: Finlay arrives on Friday Night Smackdown … soon!

[Commercial Break]

When Friday Night Smackdown returns **Bawitdaba** is just fading into the background to some low level heat, as the Cruiserweight Champion Kid Kash poses in the ring with his title belt, as…

**Whatever** hits over the PA to a huge pop and the “Rabid Wolverine” Chris Benoit marches out down the ramp, cracking his neck and looking all business as usual.

Match #3
Non-title Match

Kid Kash vs. Chris Benoit

Summary: A fairly impressive match between these two great workers, used mainly as a way to get Chris Benoit on the card, as well as the WWE Cruiserweight Champion. Benoit dominates the majority of the match up, and is lighting up Kash’s chest with a series of brutal chops in the corner, until Kash rakes the eyes of the former World Heavyweight Champion, ignoring the protests of the referee. Kash goes after Benoit’s arm with some well-aimed kicks, trying to remove the Crippler Crossface from the equation. Kash whips Benoit across the ring, but Benoit ducks through it and grabs the Cruiserweight Champion from behind, locking in his hands and nailing a German Suplex! Benoit rolls his hips and nails two more Germans for a complete trio, leaving Kid Kash laid out in the centre of the ring. He signals to the crowd that the end is near with the cutthroat gesture, before ascending to the top rope…

Benoit comes flying off the top rope looking for the Headbutt … but Kash moves! Benoit connects face first with the canvas, almost knocking himself out, and Kash scrambles back up to his feet. Kash grins, seeing that he is know in control, and pulls Benoit back up to his feet. He raises Benoit up into the air in the Vertical Suplex position, as though he is about to go for the Dead Level (Brainbuster), but Benoit shows his resilience, as he drives his knees down onto Kash’s skull. Kash is forced to release Benoit and the “Rabid Wolverine” falls down behind his opponent. Kash turns and Benoit grabs him, dragging him down to the mat quickly by the left arm, locking the hands across the face and wrenching back to synch in the devastating Crippler Crossface! Kid Kash taps almost immediately!!!

Winner: Chris Benoit

**Whatever** hits once again and Chris Benoit leaves the ring immediately, following a job well done heading into the Royal Rumble. The crowd cheers loudly for the “Wolverine” as he makes his exit.

Michael Cole: Well, Chris Benoit certainly looks focused heading into the Royal Rumble match in nine days, and I’m starting to think that we might get a repeat of 2004!

Tazz: You can never count out the “Rabid Wolverine”, Cole; you know that better than most guys.

Michael Cole: You’re absolutely right, Tazz. Well, ladies and gentlemen, still to come tonight, the World Heavyweight Champion Batista will team with The Undertaker, one of the men who he will face come January the 29th, to take on Randy Orton and a mystery partner.

Tazz: I can’t see that ending well, Cole. You’ve got three guys in there who hate one another’s guts. Throw in there Randy Orton’s partner, whoever it might be, and who’ve got all the workings of a straight out brawl!

We cut to backstage to find William Regal standing before the screen, a fearsome scowl upon his face.

William Regal: My name is William Regal…

Crowd boos instantly.

William Regal: And there was a time, not so long ago, when I was one of the greatest wrestlers in this business and held numerous, esteemed championships…

The crowd boos, as Regal shakes his head slowly.

William Regal: But as of late, things have changed, and that is no longer the case. My name is no longer feared around here. And do you know why? Well, I’ll tell you why…

The crowd doesn’t want to hear what Regal has to say and continues to boo him, displaying the kind of heat that he always receives.

William Regal: It is because I have spent far too long gallivanting around with half-brained dimwits and dancing idiots with no concept of what it means to be respectable or have any sense of how to dress right!

The crowd boos at this blatant insulting of Eugene and Scotty 2 Hotty.

William Regal: Allow me to tell you something … this business is going to stop right now. No more is William Regal going to be a babysitter to the moronic nephews of Eric Bischoff … no more will I be a lackey to every ponce who crosses my path!

Crowd boos.

William Regal: I have had enough of being everybody’s whipping boy and I have had it up to here with being the butt of every bloody joke out there!

Crowd boos.

William Regal: Last week you witnessed the new side of William Regal, as I make my mark on the WWE and Friday Night Smackdown once again. With my friend Paul Burchill at my side…

The muscular frame of Paul Burchill steps into the shot looking menacing.

William Regal: With Paul at my side, it will be only a matter of time until William Regal once again wears championship gold around his waist … and that, my friends … is a promise!

The crowd boos, as both Regal and Burchill smile sinisterly into the camera, as we fade into another commercial.

[Commercial Break]

We return back to Friday Night Smackdown and to Michael Cole and Tazz at ringside.

Michael Cole: Welcome back to Friday Night Smackdown, everyone, and before the break we heard some rather choice words from William Regal.

Tazz: You ain’t kiddin’, Cole, William Regal and Paul Burchill are two tough English guys who love beating people up. The Smackdown locker room has been placed on notice.

Michael Cole: But right now, ladies and gentlemen, with just nine days to go until he makes his return in the Royal Rumble match, we are joined once again, from his home in Green Bay, Wisconsin … Mister Ken Kennedy!

The Titan Tron cuts to what looks like a comfy home, with a lush décor, with Ken Kennedy settling himself in front of the camera in his seat with a broad smile across his face. He is also chewing some gum, and looking rather disinterested with the whole thing.

Michael Cole: Now, Mister Kennedy, with only a matter of days before –

Ken Kennedy: Woah, woah, woah woah… let’s just hold up for a second there, Michael Cole. Y’see, I’m just not feelin’ it tonight … I’m just not feelin’ it at all.

The crowd boos at Kennedy’s rude interruption, whilst Michael Cole and Tazz look a little confused.

Michael Cole: I’m not sure –

Ken Kennedy: Respect, Michael Cole, respect. It’s a simple word that I’m sure even all of these idiots in Fort Lauderdale – no wait, scratch that, these guys can barely spell their own names.

Kennedy smiles arrogantly, whilst some cheap heat pours in.

Ken Kennedy: It’s called respect, Michael Cole. It’s something that you better start giving to the future of Sport’s Entertainment, who is sitting right here before you!

Crowd boos.

Michael Cole: Well I –

Ken Kennedy: The man who, before this terrible, tragic injury, was single handily changing the face of Friday Night Smackdown. No, no, wait, let’s just think about that for a moment; I was changing the entire face of professional wrestling. Y’see, fellas, I’ve been watching the show all night, I watched it last week, I watched it the week before that and the week before that. In fact, I’ve been watching it every single freakin’ week since my injury. And d’ya wanna know what my thoughts are? D’ya wanna know just what I think?

Crowd boos.

Ken Kennedy: Well, it doesn’t take a genius to see that quite frankly Friday Night Smackdown … sucks!

Crowd boos.

Ken Kennedy: No, no, see you can all boo me if you really want, but I know and you all sure as hell know that I’m right. I can see it on each and every one of your faces. Smackdown sucks, Raw sucks; in fact the whole WWE sucks without its shining light paving the way each and every week… me!

Crowd boos.

Ken Kennedy: But… the wait is almost over. In just nine days – count them if you can Fort Lauderdale, nine days – the future of Smackdown will be making his glorious return to the WWE, where he will … ride into the Royal Rumble match and hurl each and every one of those losers over the top rope until only one man is left standing. ONE MAN! And his name is…

Crowd tries to drown him out with boos.


Extreme heat from the crowd, as Kennedy steps forwards towards the camera so that his nose is almost pressing against the screen.


And with that, Ken Kennedy gives the camera a final scowl, before storming off, as the Titan Tron returns to normal, and we return to Michael Cole and Tazz.

Michael Cole: Well, our, uh, thanks to Mister Kennedy for providing us with yet another unique interview.

Tazz: Uh, yeah, Cole, he certainly seems hyped for the Rumble.

Royal Rumble Recall – 1995 Royal Rumble – Shawn Michaels and The British Bulldog enter #1 and #2, going the full distance until the “Heart Break Kid” is finally triumphant.

When we return to the ring, Doug Basham is already in place warming up, as **Soldier** hits to a nice pop, and “The Real Deal” Bobby Lashley makes his entrance, throwing his arms apart and setting off his pyro, before pacing down to the ring.

Match #4
Bobby Lashley vs. Doug Basham

Summary: As one would expect, nothing more than a glorified squash match to get Bobby Lashley, who was absent last week, on the card. A short and sweet contest with Basham getting in a few right hands before Lashley powers through with a thundering clothesline. Lashley lifts Basham up for a Vertical Suplex and shows off his amazing strength by holding Basham with one arm, before crashing down to the mat. Doug struggles back up to his feet and is flattened by a devastating spear! Instead of going for an easy pin, Lashley decides to play to the crowd, and brings Basham up onto his shoulder, before delivering the Dominator. Doug isn’t moving, and Lashley only has to place an arm over the twin for a simple … one, two, three!!!

Winner: Bobby Lashley @ 04:23

[Commercial Break]

When we return to Smackdown we cut instantly backstage, where Kristal is standing by with a microphone in hand, looking very attractive as usual.

Kristal: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my guest at this time … he is the “Legend Killer” Randy Orton.

A smirking Randy Orton steps into the frame, now dressed for combat, as the crowd give him huge heat.

Kristal: Now, Randy, in just a few moments, you and a handpicked partner will be teaming up to take on the World Heavyweight Champion Batista and The Undertaker. What kind of person would agree to team with you against such opponents?

Randy Orton: Kristal, I’m not gonna pretend it wasn’t difficult. I mean, it’s The Undertaker and Batista, and let’s face it, not everyone has the same ability as me.

Orton glances over his shoulder slyly.

Randy Orton: But I think I’ve got myself the perfect partner. This guy has no respect for the two guys we’re about to face. He’s…

Before Orton can finish the United States Champion Booker T enters the shot with a huge smile on his face, which is returned by his partner for the evening. Sharmell is in attendance.

Booker T: He’s the five-time, five-time, five-time Dubya’ C Dubya’ Champion! That’s righ’, yu lookin’ at the United States Champion, yu lookin’ at the man who beat Chris Benoit’s punk ass down last week, and naw, naw Batista and The Undertaker are gunna get it again!

Orton laughs and slaps Booker warmly on the shoulder.

Randy Orton: Let’s do this, Booker. Let’s go.

With a final smirk at the camera, the pairing of Randy Orton and Booker T swagger off out of shot, leaving Kristal looking rather shocked.

{Commercial Break}

Upon returning from the break **Can You Dig It, Sucka?** is fading into the background, as Booker T and Sharmell pose in the ring with the United States title, as…

**Burn In My Light** hits to a chorus of boos and out comes the “Legend Killer” Randy Orton. He performs his Destiny pose at the top of the ramp before the Golden Rain and swaggers down to the ring, where he and Booker T try to psyche one another up.

**I Walk Alone** is up over the PA next to a huge pop next, as the World Heavyweight Champion Batista comes out quickly, wasting no time tonight, as he sets off his pyro and heads down to the ring, scattering the cowardly Orton and Booker to the outside in the process. Orton is reminding Batista of what he had said earlier, until…

**Graveyard Symphony** booms out eerily, causing both Orton and Booker T to jump and back away nervously, whilst Batista silently awaits his partner. Out comes The Undertaker through the mist, making his slow and majestic entrance, until he clambers slowly into the ring and removes his garments, standing eye-to-eye with “The Animal”.

Match #5
Tag Team Match

Randy Orton & Booker T vs. Batista & The Undertaker

Summary: A main event filled with tension and importance tonight, as the hostility between The Undertaker and Batista is clear from the outset. Neither one of them will leave the ring until the referee steps in and forces Batista to head onto the apron, allowing Undertaker to begin the match. Booker T begins the match too, which is the way the match is for the majority, with Undertaker refusing to tag in Batista, whilst Booker and Orton show great team work, tagging in and out regularly, working on Undertaker’s left knee.

Right now, Undertaker is down on the mat clutching at his knee in agony, as Orton raises him up into a slightly elevated version of the Boston Crab, putting some real pressure on The Undertaker’s lower body. We see a display of raw, brute power from Undertaker, as he twists his body suddenly and catapults Orton away into the ropes. Struggling back up to his feet, Undertaker is attacked by a flurry of right hands from Undertaker, before whipping the “Phenom” into the ropes. Orton makes a critical error though, as he lowers his head a second too early, and Undertaker counters with a running DDT!

With both legal men down, the race is on to get the tag to their partner first, crawling agonisingly across the ring as they are. Undertaker clambers up to his feet and goes to tag Batista … but stops. Undertaker decides against it and turns around … but Batista tags himself in anyway, much to the fury of the “Deadman”. Orton tags in Booker T, who races across the ring … straight into a spinebuster! The crowd pops, as Batista stares at Undertaker constantly. Batista points at Undertaker, as he lifts Booker T up and sets him up for the Batista Bomb. The two behemoths lock eyes … but Randy Orton nails Batista with a steel chair to the spine! The referee has no choice but to ring the bell for the disqualification.

Winners via Disqualification: Batista & The Undertaker @ 14:53

As the referee has the bell rung, Batista collapses to the mat clutching his spine, as Orton stands over him with the chair. Undertaker steps into the ring and advances on Orton, who backs away nervously … but Undertaker freezes. The crowd is unsure what to think, as the “Phenom” simply throws a look down on “The Animal” before turning his back and exiting the ring, heading back up the ramp. The crowd are still cheering the “Deadman” regardless. Back in the ring, Orton is smiling broadly, as he drives the steel chair into Batista’s abdomen over and over again, whilst Booker T cheers him on and puts the boot to the World Heavyweight Champion. With “The Animal” down, abandoned by his partner, proving the “Legend Killer” right, Randy Orton picks up Batista’s title belt and holds it high in the air to loud boos, as **Burn In My Light** hits over the PA once again, and Smackdown goes off the air.

End Show

Current Card for the Royal Rumble
January 29th 2006
Location: American Airlines Arena; Miami, Florida
Theme:"Stricken" by Disturbed

Royal Rumble Match;
Winner has automatic shot at EITHER brand's Champion at WrestleMania XXII:

Entrants in Alphabetical order;
Booker T, Carlito, Charlie Haas, Chris Benoit, Finlay, Gregory Helms, John `Bradshaw' Layfield, Joey Mercury, Johnny Nitro, Kane, Ken Kennedy, Matt Hardy, Matt Striker, Rey Mysterio, Ric Flair, Rob Van Dam

WWE Championship Match:

Kurt Angle © vs. Triple H

World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Triple Threat:

Batista © vs. Randy Orton vs. The Undertaker

Royal Rumble Qualifier:
John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels
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Sorry Legend I already had a review written for your last show so I thought I would post it anyway, I will try and get a review up for your new show that some point

Randy Orton Promo
Great promo here getting Randy Orton over as a big heel
and he seemed really in character as he laid into the Undertaker, Teddy Long comes out and makes it Randy Orton vs. The Undertaker for tonight and Teddy Long was very much in character and a great way to kick of the show

Matt Hardy vs. Orlando Jordon
I liked this match a lot for the fact it wasn't a squash match and you gave both wrestlers credit, I thought that Hardy would pick up the win and the lenght and flow of the match was good too and the attack by JBL and Orlando Jordon afterwards was good too and a great way to continue their feud with each other

JBL Promo
A brilliant interview here and JBL was really in character and I can see mabey JBL and Matt Hardy finishing their feud at the Royal Rumble

Scotty 2 Hotty and Funkai vs. William Regal and Paul Burchill
A squash match here but the lenght was good and nice to see
William Regal and Pual Burchill pick up the win, mabey
they will be looking for some Tag Team Gold in the future??

Kennedy Promo

I loved this Kennedy promo, you got him over great and he was really in character and I can see him being a big threat at the Rumble and mabey a possible winner

Rey Mysterio vs. Johnny Nitro

Nice match you made here to get both big stars on the card, a good match with a good winner in Mysterio

Booker T Promo
Promos really seem to be your strong point and this just proves it you got Booker over great and he was really in character and I can see him pulling of the victory tonight

Booker T vs. Chris Benoit
A brilliant written match here even for a recap with a nice ending as Booker walks out still the US Champion which I thought would be the outcome

Batista Promo
Another good promo here with Batista and a good way of getting him on the show and some heat shown between him and Orton

Randy Orton vs. The Undertaker
Another well written match here, I thought Undertaker may pick up the victory and it should be a great triple threat match at the Royal Rumble

Overall it was a great show and I would give it 9/10 as I saw nothing wrong with it, Keep up the good work Legend
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WWE Monday Night Raw Preview January 23rd, 2006

This week Monday Night Raw rolls into the home of 'The Nature Boy', Charlotte, North Carolina in the final action packed installment before the most star studded Royal Rumble in history.

Triple H is indeed 'The Game' and he showed us exactly why last week. Not caring about winning the match, Helmsley left Kurt Angle alone in the ring with their tag team opponents Shawn Michaels and John Cena, before finally picking the pieces of the WWE Champion's already beaten form. Angle has promised revenge this week, but one has to wonder if 'The Cerebral Assassin' has one more trick up his sleeve. Will the Olympic Gold Medallist be able to play the game?

Once again, Eric Bischoff and Mr. McMahon proved to us that they are worthy of their dastardly reputations, as they stacked the odds against their enemies, John Cena and 'The Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels. At the Royal Rumble, Cena and Michaels will go one-on-one with the final spot in the Rumble on the line. The question remains though, as to whether or not Cena and HBK will even make it to the Rumble, as in Charlotte they face two stiff challenges. Michaels must face the monstrous and treacherous Big Show, whilst Cena faces the odds as he runs the gauntlet against all five members of the Spirit Squad. Will either man make it out of North Carolina still standing?

We will also here from 'The Nature Boy' Ric Flair, as he addresses his hometown fans in Charlotte, ahead of the Royal Rumble. Last week, Flair's golden run ended when he lost the Intercontinental Championship to Shelton Benjamin, following interference from Carlito. Will Flair's dream come true at the Rumble, or will the cocky Carlito continue to plague the Naitch?

Keep an eye open to for Mr. Money In The Bank himself Edge, as he makes his presence felt with the firm intention of letting everyone know who is winning the Rumble this Sunday ... Him! Last week, Edge interviewed Rob Van Dam on The Cutting Edge via video link, and 'Mr. Monday Night' got right under the skin of the 'Rated R Superstar'. How will Edge react this week, and will we receive a further clue as to when and where he will finally cash in his Money In The Bank contract?

Plus, watch out for superstars such as Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin, Gregory Helms, Eugene, Matt Striker and Trish Stratus, who will all be gracing us with their presence in North Carolina. Monday Night Raw comes to you at 8/7 central on Monday night. Don't miss it; it's going to be a Raw to remember...
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Re: Deadman & Legend Present: World Wrestling Entertainment

Legend, I didn't think this thread would come back, but thankfully it hasn't ended, and you are gonna continue. Anyway, I've read the preview, and this RAW looks really sweet, espcially the Cena vs. Spirit Squad, and HBK vs. Big Show match, with the Flair's promo. I'll be looking forward to read and review the show when its posted.

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