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Old 03-12-2010, 06:04 PM   #1291 (permalink)
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World Heavyweight Championship
30 Minute Scramble Match
Christian vs The Undertaker vs CM Punk (c) vs Chris Jericho vs Edge

WWE United States Championship
Matt Sydal vs Shelton Benjamin (c)

WWE Tag Team Championship
The Final Encounter
The UK Pack (c) vs The Masters of the Mat

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Michael Shane (c) vs Johnny Jeter

WWE Diva’s Championship
The Final Match in the Elimination Series
Beth Phoenix vs Mia Rain

Streetfight
Ron Killings vs Chavo Guerrero

Best of 5 Series – Match #2
(Lashley leads 1-0)
Bobby Lashley vs Jack Swagger


>Bonus Questions<

>How many titles will change hands? (Not including the Diva’s Championship)

My Answer: 1

>Which match will open the show?

My Answer: Beth Phoenix/Mia Rain

>Which match will be the main event?

My Answer: Championship Scramble
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World Heavyweight Championship
30 Minute Scramble Match
Christian vs The Undertaker vs CM Punk (c) vs Chris Jericho vs Edge

WWE United States Championship
Matt Sydal vs Shelton Benjamin (c)

WWE Tag Team Championship
The Final Encounter
The UK Pack (c) vs The Masters of the Mat

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Michael Shane (c) vs Johnny Jeter

WWE Diva’s Championship
The Final Match in the Elimination Series
Beth Phoenix vs Mia Rain

Streetfight
Ron Killings vs Chavo Guerrero

Best of 5 Series – Match #2
(Lashley leads 1-0)
Bobby Lashley vs Jack Swagger


>Bonus Questions<

>How many titles will change hands? (Not including the Diva’s Championship)1

>Which match will open the show?Lahley/Swagger

>Which match will be the main event?Scramble match
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FIRST POST BITCHESSS!!!!!!! But seriously Nige, I have been reading this as a guest for a while, and I absolutely love it. Keep up the good work.


World Heavyweight Championship
30 Minute Scramble Match
Christian vs The Undertaker vs CM Punk (c) vs Chris Jericho vs Edge

WWE United States Championship
Matt Sydal vs Shelton Benjamin (c)

WWE Tag Team Championship
The Final Encounter
The UK Pack (c) vs The Masters of the Mat

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Michael Shane (c) vs Johnny Jeter

WWE Diva’s Championship
The Final Match in the Elimination Series
Beth Phoenix vs Mia Rain

Streetfight
Ron Killings vs Chavo Guerrero

Best of 5 Series – Match #2
(Lashley leads 1-0)
Bobby Lashley vs Jack Swagger


>Bonus Questions<

>How many titles will change hands? (Not including the Diva’s Championship)1

>Which match will open the show? Killings/Chavo

>Which match will be the main event? WHC Scramble match

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World Heavyweight Championship
30 Minute Scramble Match

Christian vs The Undertaker vs CM Punk (c) vs Chris Jericho vs Edge

- I don't think he's defended it quite enough to lose just yet. Besides, with Summerslam a month away I see Jericho/Taker and Edge/Christian going a step further and Punk getting a new challenger.

WWE United States Championship
Matt Sydal vs Shelton Benjamin (c)

- The time is right. He's King of the Ring, and I see the momentum train keeping on rolling here.

WWE Tag Team Championship
The Final Encounter

The UK Pack (c) vs The Masters of the Mat

- Last time I picked The Master of the Mat because they had all the momentum on their side, but since this is the final encounter I think they might actually pull it off.

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Michael Shane (c) vs Johnny Jeter

- I don't really see Shane losing here.

WWE Diva’s Championship
The Final Match in the Elimination Series

Beth Phoenix vs Mia Rain

- She has all the momentum in the world, why not?

Streetfight
Ron Killings vs Chavo Guerrero

- Killings just seems like the logical choice, especially in a street fight.

Best of 5 Series – Match #2
(Lashley leads 1-0)

Bobby Lashley vs Jack Swagger

- Swagger's Revenge!

>Bonus Questions<

>How many titles will change hands? (Not including the Diva’s Championship)
2

>Which match will open the show? Rain/Pheonix

>Which match will be the main event? Scramble
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World Heavyweight Championship
30 Minute Scramble Match
Christian vs The Undertaker vs CM Punk (c) vs Chris Jericho vs Edge

WWE United States Championship
Matt Sydal vs Shelton Benjamin (c)

WWE Tag Team Championship
The Final Encounter
The UK Pack (c) vs The Masters of the Mat

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Michael Shane (c) vs Johnny Jeter

WWE Diva’s Championship
The Final Match in the Elimination Series
Beth Phoenix vs Mia Rain

Streetfight
Ron Killings vs Chavo Guerrero

Best of 5 Series – Match #2
(Lashley leads 1-0)
Bobby Lashley vs Jack Swagger


>Bonus Questions<

>How many titles will change hands? (Not including the Diva’s Championship)
One

>Which match will open the show?
Street Fight

>Which match will be the main event?
Scramble
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>Prediction Template<

World Heavyweight Championship
30 Minute Scramble Match
Christian vs The Undertaker vs CM Punk (c) vs Chris Jericho vs Edge
He's only just winning

WWE United States Championship
Matt Sydal vs Shelton Benjamin (c)
I Don't like Sydal tbh

WWE Tag Team Championship
The Final Encounter
The UK Pack (c) vs The Masters of the Mat
Just Have a feeling

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Michael Shane (c) vs Johnny Jeter
Just a Guess

WWE Diva’s Championship
The Final Match in the Elimination Series
Beth Phoenix vs Mia Rain
never heard of Rain so Phoenix by Default

Streetfight
Ron Killings vs Chavo Guerrero


Best of 5 Series – Match #2
(Lashley leads 1-0)
Bobby Lashley vs Jack Swagger
To Equal the score

>Bonus Questions<

>How many titles will change hands? (Not including the Diva’s Championship)
One

>Which match will open the show?
Lashley V Swagger

>Which match will be the main event?
Scramble
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WWE Presents
The Great American Bash

Sunday July 13, 2008
Live From the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York





*Opening Video*
“Move to the Music” by American Bang


Images
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Back at Judgment Day and CM Punk cashing in the Money in the Bank briefcase to become the World Heavyweight Champion after Shawn Michaels defeated The Undertaker.
> CM Punk then retaining against Shawn Michaels on Smackdown five days later and laying him out with a steel chair.
> Chris Jericho attacking The Undertaker as the dead man made his way to the ring for a title match with Punk, putting him out of action for several weeks.
> Punk then walking out on Jericho during a tag team match that saw Jericho lose to MVP.
> The King of the Ring and Punk defeating MVP to retain the World Championship.
> Jericho about to face Punk when The Undertaker returned and attacked them both, hitting a Tombstone on Jericho as Punk escaped.
> Judgment Day once again and Christian returning as a guest on The Cutting Edge and surprising Edge with the Killswitch.
> Christian then announcing on Smackdown several weeks back that he and Edge would be part of the Scramble match at The Great American Bash.
> Chris Jericho, Edge & Christian all talking down Punk's chances of retaining the world title and Punk then saying that he will prove he is deserving a World Champion by leaving The Bash with the title before being chokeslammed by The Undertaker as the others left him to it.
> Last Friday and Punk smashing Edge in the head with a steel chair, allowing Christian to pin his brother and pick up the win for him & The Undertaker over Edge & Jericho.

Voiceover: T'night one man's dream becomes his worst nightmare. . . His transition from being the hunter to becoming the hunted becomes reality as he stares adversity right in the face. For he has to deal with not just one challenger to his throne but four determined hunters striving to overthrow him and steal his prize possession. . . the World Heavyweight Championship. . . On this night there can be no fear as only one man will stand tall and earn the right to call himself the champion of the world.


{Cut to Ringside}


***Pyro***
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***The Opening Match***



WWE Diva’s Championship
The Final Match in the Elimination Series
Beth Phoenix vs Mia Rain

Ending:
Beth seems to be in control of Rain as she pulls her back up to her feet and whips her hard in to the corner. Rain's back hits the pads with such force she falls forward immediately and down to her knees. Beth sn-iggers and watches on as Mia slowly makes her way back up. The Glamazon then charges in at her, but Rain steps out and to the side as Beth runs chest first in to the pads. Rain turns round and quickly rolls Beth up, holding on desperately as the referee makes the count. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

Beth powers out and pushes Rain off with Mia being forced on to the canvas. They both make their way back up to their feet, and as they turn to face each other, Rain kicks Beth in the gut. The Glamazon clutches her chest as she leans forward with Mia running past her to hit the ropes, runs back and takes Beth down head first with a BULLDOG!. . . . . Rain readjusts and turns Beth on to her back to make a cover. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No! The Glamazon gets her shoulder up and Rain doesn't look too pleased about it. She picks herself back up and Phoenix starts to sit up, and as soon as she does, Mia shifts behind her and dropkicks her in the back. The Glamazon's clearly in pain as Rain then drags her up and drops Beth on to her knees with a DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER!!. . . . . She's holds on to Beth though and switches gears to submit her to a FALLING GUT BUSTER!!. . . . . Beth really is in trouble now as Rain calmly and confidently hooks the leg for the cover attempt. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No! Beth just and only just lifts her shoulder up off the mat, but Rain is not amused. She sits up and stares angrily at the referee, who just makes her even hotter by telling her it was definitely a two count. She shakes her head and stands up right away and reaches down to pull Beth back up too. She tries to set her up for a neckbreaker, but Beth fights it by swinging her elbow and is able to escape Mia’s grasp. They both turn round in a hurry with Beth taking the stunned Mia by surprise, hitting her with a hard kick to the gut. The Glamazon turns back and runs the ropes, but Mia ducks a clothesline and this time connects with the NECKBREAKER!!. . . . . Rain shimmies round on the canvas and hooks both legs for a cover. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

Again Beth gets the shoulder up and Rain can't believe it. She lets go of Beth’s legs and drives her hands hard against the mat. Frustration gets the better of her and as she gets back up, she urges The Glamazon to do the same. Standing barely a foot away from her opponent, she watches as Phoenix sits up. Rain gives in and goes after her right away, pulling her up and tries to get her in place for the RAIN DROP (Falling Reverse DDT)!!!. . . . . Beth pulls away though and shoves her forward in to the ropes, and as Mia comes back, The Glamazon levels her with a DOUBLE AXE HANDLE TO THE CHEST!. . . . .

Rain hits the deck but she gets right back up. Beth kicks her in the gut and pulls her up, then lifts her up vertically in to the air and walks over to the ropes, drops her on the ropes and pulls her back then down to the mat courtesy of a SLINGSHOT SUPLEX!. . . . . Rain wriggles around and Beth stands back up instead of going for a cover. She helps Rain up and whips her in to the ropes, and as Rain comes back, Phoenix lifts her off her feet and plants her with a SIDEWALK SLAM!!. . . . . Rain lands hard on her back, and this time The Glamazon does go for a cover. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No, shoulder up! Beth takes it on the chin and pulls her opponent back up while getting up herself. She sets her up for a DDT and hooks Rain's leg for the FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX (Delayed Cradle Suplex)!!!. . . . . Rain blocks it with her other foot and forces her other foot free to counter with a suplex of her own. Both divas hit the mat but get back up as quickly as they can and Beth ducks a right hand, then tries to pull Rain up for THE GRAND SLAM (Lifting Double Chicken-Wing Face buster)!!!. . . . .

Rain slips down to safety though, and as they both turn round in a hurry, Mia looks to get Beth up for ACID RAIN (Bridging Straight Jacket Electric Chair Drop)!!!. . . . . Beth fights free this time and clubs Mia down to her knees. She doesn’t waste a second and pulls her up, and in to place for THE GRAND SLAM, AND SHE HITS IT!!!. . . . . Rain isn't moving one bit as Beth then turns her on to her back and covers her. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . 3!



Winner: By pinfall, and the new WWE Divas Champion, Beth Phoenix @ 9.21.

Aftermath: Beth's music plays as she gets to her feet, smiling and looking very satisfied with her night's work. The ref collects the new WWE Diva's title belt from the pedestal at ringside and then hands it over to its new, and first ever owner. The Glamazon gets one arm raised and lifts the belt with the other to a fairly positive reaction from the crowd. She looks down at Rain, seemingly in respect of the effort and performance that her opponent put in. Beth then leaves the ring and turns back as a disappointed Rain sits up and stares at the new Diva's Champion.


{Cut Backstage}


CM Punk is in his locker room, psyching himself up with his World Heavyweight Championship title hung up behind him. With boos filtering through from the arena, Edge barges in and walks right up to Punk. Edge looks very angry but Punk stands his ground, not showing any fear at all.

Edge: Well here we are champ, your big night t' shine has finally arrived, but y'know what? Any chance you had of actually walkin' out of here with that title of yours have all but gone, an' you wanna know why? . . . Hitting me with a steel chair Friday night was the dumbest thing you could ever ‘ave done just days before we had t' go face t' face with the biggest prize in the industry on the line. . . See champ, you're in a big enough of a hole as it is defending the world title against not one, but four men. . . yeah four men, and ev’ryone bar my deluded brother has been a World Champion before. We've got way more big match experience than you, and that's just one of the many reasons why you won't be the champ by the time the night's through. . . I will be.

CM Punk: Yeah?

Edge: Yeah that's right. I don't even care how you won the title. In fact I did the same thing you did in cashin' in the Money in the Bank twice. . .

CM Punk: . . . Y'know, that's right. I just have to ask Edge, how's that workin' out for ya? 'cause from where I'm standin', that skinny chest of yours looks awfully bare right now.

Edge sn-iggers at a smug Punk.

Edge: You're a funny guy, but finny won’t save y. . .

CM Punk: . . . You've had your turn, now I'm gonna have mine. . . I don't get how you can come in here and seriously expect me not to understand just what I'm facing t'night. . . Believe it or not, I'm more than aware of just how tough it's gonna be out there later on, but it's a battle I'm more than ready for. I will do whatever it takes t' hold on t' the world title, even if that means hitting you with a steel chair again, and that goes for anyone else standing in my way because I don't have t' satisfy you, the fans or any of my opponents. The only thing I have t' do is win t'night, and that's exactly what I'm going t' do. . . Now if that's all, I think we're done.

Edge composes himself while staring right at a determined Punk.

Edge: Y'know, you've got a lot of attitude for someone whose title reign is right on the edge. Let's see how cocky you are when you've lost that precious title of yours later on, because make no mistake about it Punk, you're in way over your head and it's all gonna come crashin' down on ya I promise y’that.

CM Punk: Well I guess we'll find about that won't we?

Edge: You will, but ev’ryone else already knows you won't be the World Champion much longer. Enjoy it while you can 'cause I guarantee it's all but over.

Punk stares a hole through the back of Edge's head as the Rated-R Superstar turns round and leaves the World Champion's locker room with a lot to think about.


*Video Recap*

> Smackdown (20/6) Jack Swagger beating Bobby Lashley by count out and grinning widely afterwards at him, irritating Lashley.
> Smackdown (4/7) Swagger with Tazz and asking to be put in the scramble match at The Great American Bash and being told that he would get the chance if he could either pin Lashley or make him tap out. The match later in the night and Lashley being caught with a steel chair Swagger brought in to the ring after spearing him, earning himself a wrongful disqualification.
> Smackdown (11/7) Swagger complaining that it wasn't his fault he didn't pin Lashley and that he should've been put in the scramble match with Tazz then telling him that he wasn't going to put him in the match, but he was giving to give him the chance to beat Lashley in a Best of 5 Series starting there and then. Before the match started and Swagger staring angrily up a Tazz and then unwittingly turning round in to a spear from Lashley and losing for the first time. Tazz then announcing that match two will be at The Bash in two days.


{Cut to Ringside}


***Match 2***



Best of 5 Series – Match #2
(Lashley leads 1-0)
Bobby Lashley vs Jack Swagger

Ending:
Swagger tries to keep his momentum going, not letting Lashley stand up by stomping all over him. He backs away and urges the big man to get up, and Lashley struggles to his feet. Swagger grabs him around the waist straight away and takes him back down to the mat with a BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!. . . . . The optimistic All-American American hooks the leg and goes for a cover. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

Lashley kicks out comfortably and Swagger doesn't look happy by that. He gets back up and watches as his opponent gets to his knees. Lashley gets back up and Swagger charges at him for a running knee lift, but Lashley sidesteps it and Swaggers quickly puts the breaks on. They both turn round as quickly as they can with Swagger walking right in to an OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!. . . . . The crowd cheers and Lashley gets back to his feet with Swagger struggling back up to his. Lashley pounces on him straight away, dragging him under his arm and lifting him up in the air for a DELAYED VERTICAL SUPLEX!. . . . . Lashley keeps him up there for over five seconds before bringing him crashing down to the mat, hard on to his back. The All-American American looks to be in trouble as Lashley tries for a cover. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No, shoulder up! Swagger holds on but he’s glazed over as an intense Lashley stands back up and retreats to the corner, watching on as Swagger unwittingly gets up from all fours and turns round to see Lashley charging at him for a SPEAR!!!. . . . . Lashley nails it and sends Swagger crashing down to the mat. The force takes him close to the ropes as the expectant crowd cheer while Lashley hooks the nearest leg. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No, Swagger gets his foot on the rope. Boos ring out in the crowd as the shocked Lashley sits up and turns his head to see Swagger's foot resting on the bottom rope. He shakes his head, clearly frustrated but shakes it off quickly and stands back up, once again backing away and stalking the slow moving Swagger. With the fans urging him on, Lashley gets ready to explode as Swagger pulls himself up with the ropes to help. Looking very sore, he walks away from the ropes and Lashley charges at him once again for another spear, but Swagger sidesteps it. Lashley runs through in to the ropes and Swagger turns around to roll him up before Lashley hits the ropes and holds on to the tights as the referee makes the count. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No! Lashley kicks out with force. Both men get back up and Swagger's up first. He throws a right hand but it's blocked by Lashley and the big man forces him back against the ropes with a series of hard rights. Lashley grabs his wrist and whips him in to the opposite set of ropes. He runs at Swagger as he comes back and connects with a thunderous LARIAT!. . . . . Lashley doesn't give him a chance to make his own way up and drags him up to his feet, setting him up for the DOMINATOR!!!. . . . . He lifts Swagger up on to his shoulder but Swagger slips down and acts quickly to hit a GERMAN SUPLEX!. . . . .

Both men put the pain to one side as they make their way back up to a vertical base. Swagger connects with a right and tries for a whip to the corner, but Lashley reverses it and charges right in at Swagger. The All-American American lifts his boot up in to Lashley's face and sends him staggering out of the corner. As Lashley turns back round, Swagger runs out at him and in to a SPINNING POWERSLAM!!. . . . . Lashley hooks the leg, holding on for a cover. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No! Swagger gets his shoulder up, showing some serious resilience and frustrating Lashley even more. It seems he doesn't know how to put his opponent away. He gets right back up, followed by Swagger. Lashley grabs him and tries to go for a T-Bone suplex, but Swagger fights it by swinging his elbow in to the side of Lashley's head to escape the grip. Lashley's a little dazed by it and as he turns back round to face Swagger, the youngster pulls him in to an INSIDE CRADLE!!. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No! Lashley kicks out and both men get up as quickly as they can with Swagger standing close to the corner. Lashley turns round and walks towards him, Swagger drop toe holds him on to the middle turnbuckle pad. Swagger stands back up to see that Lashley's barely moving. He then drags him up and pulls him away from the ropes before hitting a GUT-WRENCH POWERBOMB!!!. . . . . He hit it and hooks both legs desperately holding on for a cover. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . 3. . . . . Ring the bell!



Winner: Jack Swagger by pinfall @ 11.48.
(Series now tied at 1-1)

Aftermath:
“On Your Knees” hits and a smug Swagger stands up with the fans booing him. He smirks in to the crowd while getting his arm raised by the referee as Lashley starts to come round. The All-American American turns round and looks down at Lashley, chuckling before leaving the ring and continuing to rub it in with a huge smile on his face as an angry Lashley sits up in the ring and stares at him gloating on the ramp.


{Cut Backstage}


Josh Matthews is standing by outside Tazz's office with a microphone in hand.

Josh Matthews: Rumours have been spreading like wildfire all ev'ning concerning our main event here t'night for the World Heavyweight Championship. We've heard all kinds of rumours, but I've come t' speak t' Tazz t' clear things up and t' find out just whether there's any truth t' these rumours.

Josh then turns round and knocks on the door. Moments later, Tazz opens the door just enough so he can step out in to the hall and chat with Josh while seemingly keeping something or someone hidden in his office.

Josh Matthews: Tazz I have to ask you about some rumours that have been doing the rounds t'night in regard t' the scramble match later on for the World Heavyweight Championship. Would you like t' address the rumours and clear things up?

Tazz: Well Josh, it looks like it ain't as easy as I thought t' keep things on the down low. . . I don't know exactly what you've heard but I wanna keep this a surprise for now if y’don’t mind Josh. . . All I can say is that some people are gonna like what I have in mind an’ some won't.

Josh Matthews: Would you care to elaborate any further?

Tazz: Nice try Josh. I'll catch y'later.

Tazz slaps him gently on the shoulder before carefully going back in to his office as Josh turns back to face the camera.

Josh Matthews: Well there y'have it. It appears that Tazz does indeed have something special in store for our main event later on. If there are any further developments, I'll keep you up t' speed.


*Video Recap*

> Smackdown (20/6) Johnny Jeter beating Michael Shane in non-title action with his mother & Shane seeming to exchange glances throughout. Later in the night with Jeter & his mom about to leave when Shane butted in and offered to take her out with Louisa accepting, pissing her son off in a big way.
> Smackdown (4/7) Jeter jumping Shane after Shane’s victory over Orlando Jordan and letting him know afterwards that he (Shane) made a big mistake by going after his mom and that he's going to take the Cruiserweight Championship when they meet for the title for The Great American Bash.
> Smackdown (11/7) Jeter being interviewed and saying that the Cruiserweight Championship means more to him than his mom, explaining that Shane would find that out for himself at The Bash. His match and victory later over Super Crazy with Shane coming out with Louisa but keeping his hands off Jeter before telling him following that the time for fun is over, ending his relationship with Jeter's mom and saying that he will retain his title at The Bash.


{Cut to Ringside}


***Match 3***



WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Michael Shane (c) vs Johnny Jeter w/Louisa Jeter

Ending:
Shane & Jeter both make their way back up to their feet after a double clothesline with Louisa still staring with looks which could kill at Shane. Despite being surprised to see her at first, he focuses on his opponent and chops him back in to the ropes. The Cruiserweight Champion whips him in to the opposite side and runs at him, meeting him halfway and taking him down with a leg lariat. They both get back up, Shane first and he runs past Jeter in to the ropes, runs back and takes him down with a FLYING FOREARM!. . . . . The crowd cheer as he then flips up with Jeter also getting to his feet, looking slightly shaken.

Shane pounces on him as soon as he gets up, grabbing him around the waist and taking him back down to the canvas with a BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!. . . . . The fans cheer again as Shane gets back up and reaches down to pull Jeter back up. Grabbing him by the head and pulling him under his head, Shane hooks his leg and then drills him head first in to the mat with a LEG HOOK DDT!!. . . . . Louisa looks concerned for her son as her former toyboy covers him and the referee drops down to make the count. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No, Jeter just lifts his shoulder up off the canvas. Shane sits up looking a little frustrated and then jumps up to his feet. He bends down and drags Jeter back up before scoop slamming him back down to the mat. Shane now walks in to the corner and climbs up to the top rope with Jeter not showing any significant sign of movement. Louisa looks worried on the outside as Shane smiles in to the crowd and then leaps off for a DIVING ELBOW DROP!. . . . . No, Jeter rolls to the side and Shane hits the canvas, calming Louisa down. She tries to encourage Johnny by banging her hands against the mat, and the crowd follow suit in supporting Shane.

They both get to their feet with Shane blocking a right hand and then whipping Jeter in to the corner. He runs in at him right away but Jeter lifts his boot up in to Shane's face. The champion staggers out of the corner slightly before turning back and walking towards his challenger. Jeter takes advantage of his frosty state and grabs him by the head, then drills him with a thunderous TORNADO DDT!!. . . . . Shane's head just got driven right in to the mat, and the defending champion isn't moving. Jeter sees an opportunity and instantly crawls across to cover him. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No! Shane somehow lifts his shoulder up off the mat and Jeter can't believe it. He stares in disbelief at the referee while Louisa looks like she doesn't know what's going on. Jeter gets hot real quick and stands back up. He stares down furiously at Shane, who starts to come round. Jeter shouts at him, begging him to get up. and slowly he does so. Jeter jumps on him the moment he gets up and whips him in to the ropes. Shane comes back and Jeter jumps up in to the air looking to hit the GENESIS KICK!!!. . . . . Shane ducks his head though and Jeter crash lands on the canvas.

Shane steps back in to the corner and starts to tune up the band as Jeter picks himself back up. He turns round and Shane comes flying out of the corner, going right for the SWEET SHANE MUSIC!!!. . . . . Jeter ducks this time, and as they both spin round in a hurry, Jeter explodes with an ENZIGURI!!. . . . . Both men hit the deck but it's Shane who's in real danger, lying helplessly on the canvas. Jeter scurries across the mat to make another cover, hooking both legs as the ref counts both of Shane's shoulders. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

NO! Shane lives to fight another day and Jeter can't believe it. He sits up and drops his head back down in to his hands. He lifts it back up once again and shakes his head in disbelief with Louisa still looking on. She claps at her son, trying to motivate him to finish the job. He responds by standing back up and running in to the ropes, springboards and goes for a MOONSAULT!. . . . . Shane lifts his knees up in to Jeter's stomach, sending his challenger down on the mat, joining him in the process. Shane's the first one to get back up to his feet and with Jeter still struggling on his knees, he walks in to the corner and climbs up to the top rope.

The referee checks on Jeter as he stands up, and as Jeter turns round, Shane jumps up off the top looking to hit a MISSILE DROPKICK!!. . . . . He does, but Jeter shifts to the side and the ref ends up on the receiving end of the kick to the face. Shane looks shocked as he realises, but Jeter laughs. Shane checks on the ref as he stands back up with Jeter approaching behind him. Jeter spins the champion round and throws a wild right, but Shane ducks it and connects with an INVERTED ATOMIC DROP!. . . . . With Jeter hobbling around, Shane leans back and explodes with the SWEET SHANE MUSIC!!!. . . . .

The crowd erupts but the referee is still out. Shane desperately tries to help the referee shake off the cobwebs, but he's still out of it. Shane turns round and sees Louisa staring angrily at him and he just sn-iggers before turning his attention back to the referee. He doesn't see Louisa see red, and she climbs on to the apron as Shane bends down to check on the ref. She takes off her right shoe and slips in to the ring unnoticed. The fans try and warn Shane, but as he stands back up, Louisa walks up behind him and NAILS HIM IN THE HEAD WITH HER HIGH HEELED SHOE!!!. . . . .

Boos echo around the arena as Shane drops to the mat in a heap. Louisa looks down like a true woman scorned at Shane for several seconds before walking back over to the ropes and slips back out of the ring, putting her shoe back on as she hits the floor. The referee starts to wake up but looks groggy, and then Jeter lifts his head up. Slowly they both make their way back up with Louisa smirking like crazy on the outside. As Jeter gets up, Shane lifts his head up, looking totally starry eyed.

Jeter looks confused as to what happened and looks over to his mum, and he gets it by the look on her face. He smirks back at her and then urges Shane to get up, and slowly but surely he does. As he gets up, he clearly has no idea where he is as. He then turns round unwittingly in to a GENESIS KICK!!!. . . . . Jeter connected with the jumping spin kick to the face and crawls across as quick as he can to hook both legs and make a cover . . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . 3.



Winner: By pinfall, and the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Johnny Jeter @ 10.19.

Aftermath: “Time To Shine” hits to a chorus of boos and Jeter goes nuts. He jumps up and punches the air with his mum clapping in a frenzy on the outside. The ref collects the Cruiserweight title and hands it over to him. Jeter almost snatches it out of his hands and raises it high in the air as soon as he gets his hands on it. His mom gets back inside the ring and opens her arms to her son to give her a hug, and he does. She then raises his hand and they both look down and sn-igger at the motionless now former Cruiserweight Champion for several seconds before leaving the ring all smiles to a lot of heat from the Uniondale natives.


{Cut Backstage}


Maria is standing by at the interview set.

Maria: Joining me at this time is the United States Champion, Shelton Benjamin.

Maria doesn't look too impressed as Shelton Benjamin, looking very confident indeed walks in to the shot with the United States title resting proudly on his shoulder.

Maria: Later on t'night Shelton, you will be defending the United Sta. . .

Shelton Benjamin: . . . Let's get this just right Maria. . . I will be successfully defending my United States Championship against the King of the Ring and everyone’s hero, Matt Sydal. . . Maria, I'm fully aware of what I'm doin' here t'night and what I have t' do t'night. I know full well that ev’ry single person sat out there later on will be cheerin' for their new hero, but it won't make any diff’rence. It won't matter 'cause on this night, you're gonna see a very different Shelton Benjamin. You're gonna see Shelton Benjamin with a point t' prove. . . Look, we all know Matt Sydal's a nice kid an' all, but let’s be honest, he ain't no Shelton Benjamin. Whether y'believe it or not, the wonder boy got lucky at the King of the Ring and t'night's the night that the world finds out that he's way, way out of his depth, and I'm gonna enjoy bein' the one to expose him for the fluke that he is. Then when it's all said an' done, not one person will remember who the 2008 King of the Ring is. The name on ev’ryone's lips is gonna be The Gold Standard, the United States Champion and the true King of the Ring, Shelton Benjamin.

The smug Benjamin smiles in to the camera and then turns to wink at Maria before walking out of the shot.


*Video Recap*

> Smackdown (25/4) Chavo Guerrero turning on Ron Killings, hitting him with a steel chair from behind in Killings' locker room after they appeared to have sorted their problems out.
> Smackdown (2/5) Chavo being interviewed by Josh Matthews and shoving him up against the wall until Killings came to his rescue and attacked Chavo, then telling him it'll take a lot more than a steel chair to keep him down.
> Smackdown (16/5) Tazz calling Chavo down to the ring after he went to Linda McMahon and tried to have Killings fired because of his history with Killings then interrupting and attacking Chavo until Tazz sent him home.
> Smackdown (30/5) Chavo talking about his upcoming King of the Ring qualifying match with Killings and that a convict shouldn't be able to have the opportunity to become a King, and that he was going to make sure it wouldn't happen.
> Smackdown (6/6) Their King of the Ring qualifier and Chavo coming out on top after a low blow and a shot with a steel chair.
> Smackdown (20/6) Killings winding Chavo up about his failure at the King of the Ring, leading to a brawl in the back.
> Smackdown (4/7) Another backstage altercation between Killings & Chavo with Killings challenging him to a match at The Bash and Chavo accepting.
> Smackdown (11/7) Chavo attacking Killings after his fierce rival beat Orlando Jordan and then handcuffing him to the ropes before being interrupted by Tazz who made their match at The Bash a Streetfight with Chavo then spitting on Killings.


{Cut to Ringside}


***Match 4***



Streetfight
Ron Killings vs Chavo Guerrero

Ending:
Killings fires at Chavo with a hard right hand, and another. Chavo's knocked off balance and Killings whips him in to the ropes. Chavo comes back and in to a JUMPING CORKSCREW FLYING FOREARM SMASH!!. . . . . Chavo hits the mat as the fans cheer and get behind Killings. They both make it back up to their feet, but it's The Truth who's up first and he turns back in to the ropes. He hits them and comes back looking to hit the groggy Chavo with a CORKSCREW SCISSORS KICK!!!. . . . . But no! Chavo pulls his head back, drops to his knees and low blows Killings, sending him slowly down on to his knees in agony. The Truth falls to the mat as a heavy breathing and relieved Chavo looks to the referee and then the crowd with a big smile on his face, looking very satisfied indeed as his opponent rolls around in agony.

The Mexican stands up and walks over to the apron, steps through the ropes and jumps down to the floor. He then looks under the apron and pulls out a KENDO STICK!. . . . . He slides it inside the ring before ducking back down to pull out a set of handcuffs. The fans boo as the beaming Guerrero slips back inside the ring with the cuffs, just as Killings makes it to his knees. Chavo places the cuffs on his own right hand and gets ready to blast his rival. Killings stands up, totally oblivious as he then turns round with Chavo DRIVING THE CUFFS RIGHT IN TO HIS FOREHEAD!!!. . . . . Boos ring out from the crowd as Killings just falls to the deck with a smug Chavo standing over him. The Mexican then drags him over to the ropes and cuffs the now busted open Killings to the top rope by one arm only.

He then turns back and picks up the kendo stick, ignoring the steel chair that’s already in the ring. The all smiles Guerrero turns back and walks over to Killings, who starts to come round. He panics seeing Chavo approaching, but it's too late as Chavo hits him in the chest with the KENDO STICK!!!. . . . . He follows it up with three more shots before smashing The Truth with it in the HEAD!!!. . . . . The crowd craps all over Chavo as he lifts his arms up in the air. Killings is in trouble and the ref knows it. He asks Chavo about the key but Guerrero plays dumb. He then leaves the ring and looks under the apron himself where Chavo got the cuffs from moments ago. Chavo's not happy as he then sees the ref get back inside with the key in his hands. The ref walks over and releases Killings to the anger of Chavo.

The Mexican argues with him furiously but there's nothing he can do. He shakes his head and sees Killings trying to sit up, and The Mexican unloads with several more shots to the back with the KENDO STICK!!. . . . . He then lets go and drags the helpless Killings up to his feet and drills him with a BRAINBUSTER!!!. . . . . The fans continue to boo Chavo, and once he's up, he walks in to the corner and climbs up to the top rope with Killings laying beneath him, not moving a muscle. As he's about to fly, he stops and smiles. There's confusion in the stands as Chavo steps down off the ropes and then the apron. He looks under the ring and pulls out a table, getting a mixed reception from the New York crowd. He slides back in under the bottom rope after placing the table in the same way.

He then sets the table up close to the corner as Killings remains motionless. Chavo then drags him up to his feet again and places him on top of the table. There still appears to be no sign of life in The Truth as Chavo climbs all the way back up to the summit, still smiling and taking his time before leaping off for the FROG SPLASH!!!. . . . . Chavo comes out of the sky, BUT KILLINGS COMES TO LIFE AND SLIPS OFF THE TABLE TO SAFETY WITH CHAVO CRASHING AND BURNING RIGHT THROUGH IT!!!. . . . . A huge roar breaks out as the fans now see Chavo in a bad, bad way as Killings sits up still looking very groggy while the referee kicks the pieces of the table out of the ring. It takes both men a while before they're able to get back up and it's Killings who strikes first with a right hand, then another and another, putting Guerrero on the back foot.

Killings grabs him by the arm and whips him in to the corner. He runs in at Chavo with pace, but Chavo steps to the side and The Truth runs chest first in to the pads. Chavo takes a second before trying to pull him in to a suplex. Killings fights back and pushes him in to the ropes, and as his opponent comes back, The Truth explodes with a JUMPING HEEL KICK ENZIGURI!!. . . . . Chavo falls to the mat and isn't moving. Killings sees an opportunity and scurries across to make a cover. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No! Chavo just gets the shoulder up. As he then sits up, still frustrated, he sees the chair only a couple of feet away. It raises a swift smile on the face of The Truth and he goes right for it as he stands up. Chavo tries to sit up, and he doesn't seem to know where he is and Killings gets his hands on the chair. He urges his bitter rival up, and slowly but surely, Chavo makes it back up to a vertical base. As he then turns round, Killings swings the chair at his opponent, but Chavo ducks it. Killings turns round quickly and brings the chair down again, but Chavo kicks him in the gut first.

The Truth slumps forward and Chavo pulls the chair away from him. The Mexican then swings the chair at Killings, and this time Killings kicks him in the stomach. Chavo drops the chair and almost falls to his knees, somehow managing to stay up as a fired up Killings turns back and run the ropes, then hits the CORKSCREW SCISSORS KICK AND SENDS CHAVO'S HEAD DOWN ON TO THE STEEL CHAIR!!!. . . . . The crowd goes nuts as Killings turns Chavo on to his back and hooks the legs for a cover. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . 3. . . . . DING, DING DING!



Winner: Ron Killings by pinfall @ 12.37.

Aftermath: “What's Up” plays to a big pop as a relieved, battered, bloodied and bruised Killings sits up and looks in to the cheering crowd. He then stands up and gets his arm raised, then looks down intensely at his fallen opponent. The Truth nods his head and walks over to the ropes, then throws one arm up in the air and enjoys his victory with the New York crowd.


{Cut Backstage}


Tazz is walking back to his office and opens the door when an agitated Michael Shane walks up to him.

Michael Shane: We need t' talk.

Tazz: Look I know what you're gonna say. . .

Michael Shane: . . . Yeah I'm sure you do. All I wanna know is what you're gonna do about what happened out there before.

Tazz: Look Mike, I like ya, I really do, but at the end of the day, you kinda brought it all on yourself.

Michael Shane: I didn't ask her t’ hit me in the head with her shoe and cost me the title. How was I supposed t’ know that was gonna happen? . . . Come on, there's no way y'can let him win it that way.

Tazz: I get you're angry, I feel that. . . Look, I'll have a think about it an' see what I can do.

Michael Shane: Yeah you better ‘cause I'm not lettin' him take my title like that, no way.

The angry Shane then turns round and walks away with Tazz not sure about what to do.


*Video Recap*

> Smackdown (23/5) The Masters of the Mat attacking The UK Pack in the parking lot and Chris Masters slamming a car door against Paul Burchill's arm, breaking his wrist.
> Judgment Day (25/5) The UK Pack successfully defending the World Tag Team titles courtesy of a shot to Masters’ face with Burchill's cast.
> Smackdown (30/5) Masters & Charlie Haas going to Tazz and demanding a rematch with Tazz giving them a non-title no disqualification match but promising to give them a title match if they won. The match later on and Masters attacking Burchill's wrist, stomping on it with the chair on top and then winning to earn another shot at the gold.
> Smackdown (13/6) Harry Smith beating Charlie Haas by disqualification after Masters hit him with a steel chair and then went on to batter Burchill as he tried to help his partner, only for Masters to further injure his broken wrist with shots directly from the chair.
> Smackdown (27/6) Burchill challenging Masters to an arm wrestling contest and losing, but attacking him after as well as Haas with Smith there to help.
> Smackdown (11/7) Footage from earlier in the afternoon where Masters & Haas attacked outside their hotel room and stole the tag titles.

Later on and The Masters of the Mat bragging about it, surrounded by security and talking about how the titles will finally be theirs officially come The Bash. The UK Pack then interrupting and telling them that they're going to see a whole new side of them at The Bash, and that they're not just going to retain the titles, they're going to get them out of their lives for good. Masters then coldly telling Smith that their title reign will soon be over just like his dad, infuriating Harry who had to be held back by Burchill.

Later on in the evening and security escorting The Masters of the Mat to the parking lot when Smith, and then Burchill went after them but were held back by security to the amusement of the gloating Masters of the Mat.


{Cut to Ringside}


***Match 5***



WWE Tag Team Championship
The Final Encounter
The UK Pack (c) vs The Masters of the Mat

Ending:
Smith gets back up, closely followed by a weary Haas. The Brit hammers him with a right hand and then another, forcing him in to the corner and up against the pads. He then levels him with a couple of european uppercuts to the jaw and whips him hard in to the opposite corner. Smith runs in at him and connects with a hard clothesline. He backs out of the corner with Haas following out in to a NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX!!. . . . . Holding on to Haas's leg for a cover, the referee makes the count. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

Haas kicks out and Smith shrugs it off instantly. He stands back up and pulls his opponent up with him, then scoops him up on to his shoulder and walks in to the corner with Haas all set to feel the effects of the RUNNING POWERSLAM!!!. . . . . Masters panics and steps through the ropes, catching Smith's attention. He lets go of Haas, allowing him to slide down his back as the referee goes right after Masters and tries to get him out of the ring. Smith taunts him, but he's not laughing for long as Haas low blows from behind, sending the Brit down to the mat.

Haas crawls across the mat with Masters extending his arm to his partner, dying to get involved in the action. Haas comfortably makes the tag and The Masterpiece races through the ropes as Smith gets to his knees. Masters runs at him and drives his boot in to the side of Smith's head. Standing on the apron, Burchill looks concerned as Masters puts the boots to his partner. The Masterpiece then reaches down and drags him up to his feet with Smith looking extremely vulnerable. He grabs him around the upper torso and lifts him off his feet and in to a BEAR HUG!!. . . . .

Masters does his best to make Smith give it up, putting the Englishman through absolute hell, and Smith's face tells the story. It's bright red with agony written all over his face, but Masters isn't satisfied and shouts at him, telling him to quit. He doesn't though and responds to the fans' encouragement, lifting his right arm up to find some strength before driving it in to the side of Masters' head. It works and he escapes Masters' clutches, dropping back down to his feet. He turns back and runs the ropes, but as he comes back, The Masterpiece runs at him and takes him down with a ferocious falling clothesline.

The crowd feel Smith's pain with gasps coming from the stands. Masters gets back up with a big smile on his face, watching on as Smith struggles to get to his knees. He then slips behind the Englishman, stalking him for THE MASTERLOCK!!!. . . . . Boos ring out and the fans try to warn Smith, but Masters is intent on making him tap. He grabs Smith the moment he's up and locks in the deadly submission hold. Smith is in deep trouble as he frantically tries to escape, but Masters has it locked in tight. Burchill looks very worried now as Smith tries to power out, backing Masters up in to the corner, but it doesn't work.

Smith's not done though as he backs The Masterpiece up again, pushing him hard in to the pads, somehow managing to free himself. A big cheer comes from the crowd and Smith walks out of the corner. He turns back round after taking a short breather and Masters runs at him, but Smith reacts quickly to take him down to the mat with a sit-down spinning powerslam. They both remain on the mat and then start to crawl to their respective corners. Masters gets to Haas first and makes the tag, and he rushes through the ropes and runs at Smith, who just about jumps up in time to tag in Burchill to a huge pop. Haas back tracks, worried as hell as the intense Burchill steps inside the ring.

The other half of the WWE Tag Team Champions runs right at Haas and knocks him down with a clothesline, and then another. Haas picks himself right back up and walks right in to Burchill's clutches. The Englishman grabs him right away and tosses him overhead with an OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!. . . . . Haas writhes around for several seconds before getting back up. He's not in good shape and Burchill takes advantage, scooping him off his feet to plant him with a SHOULDER BREAKER!!. . . . . Haas stays down this time and Burchill makes a cover. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No, kick out from Haas! Burchill doesn't look too downbeat as he leans back and looks down at his pain ridden opponent. He coolly stands back up and watches as Haas slowly starts to make a move. As he gets to his knees, Masters panics and rushes in to the ring. Burchill turns round and knocks him down with a right hand. He turns back to Haas and tries to pull him up, but Haas ducks under his arm and hits an OLYMPIC SLAM OUT OF NOWHERE!!!. . . . . The referee makes sure Masters leaves the ring as he gets up as Haas covers Burchill. The ref then turns round and races across to make the count. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No! Haas looks up in shock, but he shrugs it off and pulls down the straps, then grabs Burchill by the legs. He tries to lock in the HAAS OF PAIN, BUT BURCHILL USES HIS POWER ADVANTAGE AND KICKS HIM OFF. . . . . Haas is forced back and down to the mat. They both get up as quickly as they can with Burchill blocking a right hand and stomping him in the gut. He then drags Haas in to his midriff and sends him crashing down to the mat after a thunderous GROUNDED PUMP HANDLE LIFT IN TO A SIDEWALK SLAM!!. . . . . It could be all over and Burchill goes for the cover. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No! Masters breaks it up, storming in to the ring and dragging Burchill off Haas. Smith's pissed and he storms the ring too. He runs right at Masters and sends him down with a clothesline. Masters gets back up by the ropes, but as Smith runs at him, Masters lifts him over his shoulder and down to the floor below. Smith lands on his feet though and slides back in the ring, but the referee tries to get him out as Haas & Burchill get back up with Masters still in the ring. He walks up behind Masters as the ref tries to calm down the irate Smith who tries to point out what's going on behind him. Masters clubs Burchill across the back and then reaches in to his trunks, pulling out some brass knucks.

He tosses them to Haas as the fans boo like crazy and the ref does all he can to hold Smith back. Masters then picks Burchill up and holds on to him as Haas puts the knucks on his right hand. He then steps forward and swings at Burchill, but the Brit ducks and HAAS NAILS HIS OWN PARTNER RIGHT IN THE FACE WITH THE KNUCKS!!!. . . . . The crowd cheers like crazy and Haas looks down in horror at his partner lying flat out on the canvas. Burchill then turns him round, kicks him in the gut and connects with the highly impressive and destructive C4!!!. . . . . Cheers ring around the arena as Burchill then shifts round and makes the cover. Smith gives up the argument and allows the ref to turn round and make the count. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . 3!!!



Winners: By pinfall, and still the WWE Tag Team Champions, The UK Pack @ 14.39.

Aftermath: “Britannia” hits to a big pop as Smith joins Burchill in the ring. They hug each other for a couple of seconds, full of relief to have come through The Final Encounter. The ref collects the title belts Masters & Haas brought to the ring and hands them over to the WWE Tag Team Champions. They raise them up in the air looking very proud and extremely satisfied in front of the elated New York crowd. They then pose with them in adjacent corners before leaving the ring as Haas & Masters start to come round. They look towards each other with Masters fuming and Haas looking very remorseful, amusing the champions as they turn round to face the crowd on the ramp.


*Video Promo*
>Raw Rebound<

>Eric Bischoff suspending Triple H for attacking a referee after the show went off the air the week before and laying down the law.
>Triple H being escorted out of the arena and then being confronted by Ric Flair & Batista before Batista got Flair to back down.
>Bischoff rumbling The Corporation & William Regal in conspiring against him, resulting in Bischoff firing Regal.
>Regal going to The Corporation and telling them that he'd been fired, leaving them to come to a decision that they needed a quick and effective plan to deal with Bischoff.
>Randy Orton going to Bischoff and demanding a shot at the WWE Championship, seemingly threatening him in the process with Bischoff then giving him a shot at Batista but in non-title action.
>Orton's match with Batista and the surprise return of Triple H who blasted Batista & Flair with a sledgehammer.
>The camera cutting to the back and showing a bloody and laid out Eric Bischoff with help rushing to him while The Game smiled in the ring at the sight of Bischoff laying helpless.

Voiceover:
Just who attacked Eric Bischoff and left him in cold blood? . . . Make sure you tune in t’ Raw t’morrow live on USA.




{Cut Backstage}


Ron Killings is walking out of a room holding an ice pack against the back of his neck. As he goes to shut the door, he turns round, facing the inside of the room.

Ron Killings: Thanks doc', 'preciate it dog.

Killings then walks down the hall but suddenly stops with a look of confusion on his face. We then see The Empire with Katie Lee walk up to him with Drew McIntyre & Stu Sanders slowly circling him, keeping their eyes on him and unsettling him at the same time. They then stop and stare at him together before smiling with menace and walking off, confusing the hell out of Killings.


*Video Recap*

> Judgment Day (25/5) Shelton Benjamin retaining the United States Championship in the scramble match.
> Smackdown (30/5) Matt Sydal taking Benjamin by surprise, beating him in a non-title match with a roll-up out of nowhere, angering the shocked United States Champion.
> King of the Ring (15/6) Sydal beating Benjamin to win the King of the Ring, shocking and frustrating The Gold Standard.
> Smackdown (20/6) Sydal's crowning ceremony and being attacked from behind by Benjamin with the sceptre to the head.
> Smackdown (27/6) Shelton telling the world that he wasn't sorry for attacking Sydal and that the only thing he was sorry for was the fact he didn't win the King of the Ring and that he couldn't get his head round how he lost to Sydal, as well as saying that he was only just starting to make him pay.
> Smackdown (4/7) Benjamin in six-man tag team action and Sydal returning, storming the ring and sending Shelton out and through the crowd, closely followed by Sydal.
> Smackdown (11/7) Shelton calling Sydal a fluke and then being interrupted by Sydal, who said that he's out for revenge at The Bash and to take the United States Championship, also reminding Shelton that he's beaten him twice, pissing Shelton off in a big way that he then sucker punched Sydal, hitting him with the microphone before connecting with the Paydirt.


{Cut to Ringside}


***Match 6***



WWE United States Championship
Matt Sydal vs Shelton Benjamin (c)

Ending:
Shelton & Sydal race to their feet, and Sydal ducks under a clothesline and runs through in to the ropes. He comes flying back looking for a clothesline of his own, but Shelton ducks underneath as Sydal runs through again, and as Sydal comes back this time, Shelton ducks his head, lifts Sydal up off the mat and hits a thunderous SAMOAN DROP!!. . . . . The Gold Standard doesn't waste a second and covers Sydal right away, hooking both legs as the referee makes a count. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

Sydal gets his shoulder up and Shelton doesn't look best pleased as he sits up. He gets on with business and stands up straight away, bringing Sydal up with him. The defending champion whips the King of the Ring in to the corner, runs in and hits a STINGER SPLASH!!. . . . . Shelton backs out of the corner as Sydal staggers out and right in to his grasp. The Gold Standard kicks him in the gut and pulls Sydal in to his body, putting Sydal's head between his legs. He then lifts Sydal up above his head and walks back in to the corner, dropping him back first on to the turnbuckle pads with a TURNBUCKLE POWERBOMB!!. . . . . Shelton quickly drags his motionless opponent away from the ropes and hooks the leg for another cover. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No! Sydal gets his shoulder up to the relief of the fans, and Benjamin is stunned. He sits up in absolute shock, shaking his head for a couple of seconds. He then takes a couple of steps back and watches on intently as Sydal struggles slowly to get up to his knees. Shelton looks ready to explode, and as Sydal gets up, Shelton runs at him for the PAY DIRT!!!. . . . . Sydal pulls back and Benjamin hits the mat to a loud cheer in the crowd. The sore looking Sydal takes a short breather while he can and then climbs up to the top rope as Benjamin attempts to return to his feet. As he gets up and turns to face his opponent, Sydal leaps off for a DIVING CROSS BODY!. . . . . He tries to hold on for a cover but Shelton rolls through for a pin attempt of his own. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No! Sydal kicks out and they both rush to their feet. Sydal blocks a right hand and hits one of his own, then kicks him in the gut. Shelton leans forward clutching his stomach as Sydal turns back and runs the ropes. Shelton goes for a clothesline as he comes back, but Sydal slides through Benjamin's legs. He's up quickly, and as Shelton turns round, Sydal jumps up in to the air and hits a HURRICANRANA!!. . . . . The crowd cheers once again as Sydal, and then Shelton get back to their feet. Sydal takes him back down with a dropkick. They get up again with Sydal up first and running in to the ropes. He springboards off the middle rope, but Shelton counters with a ROUNDHOUSE KICK!!. . . . . The King of the Ring is laid out and Shelton drops to his knees in a hurry and hooks the near leg for a cover. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No! Sydal puts his foot on the bottom rope just in time. Shelton thinks he's got the win and stands back up, throwing his arms up in the air too. The referee tries to tell him and points to Sydal's foot. Shelton turns round and sees his rival's foot placed on the ropes, and he can't believe it. He manages to keep calm, taking a deep breath as the incredibly groggy Sydal lifts his head up off the mat. He doesn't know where he is as Shelton stands back and urges the King of the Ring to get up, and slowly he does. Sydal uses the ropes to help him up, and he then turns round and walks away from the ropes. Benjamin grabs him around the upper torso for a T-BONE SUPLEX!!!. . . . . Sydal escapes it by driving his elbow in to the side of Benjamin's head. Shelton walks right at Sydal and in to an INSIDE CRADLE. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No, kick out from the United States Champion. They again race to their feet with Sydal connecting with an ENZIGURI IN TO A HEAD SCISSORS TAKEDOWN!!. . . . . He hurries back up and runs in to the corner, then jumps up to the top rope while Shelton tries to get back to a vertical base. Just as he gets up off his knees, Sydal comes off the top and sends Shelton back down with a SLICE DROP (Inverted Leg Drop Bulldog)!! The fans cheer like crazy again as Sydal crawls across the canvas to cover Shelton. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No! Shelton gets his shoulder up, denying Sydal the victory. The youngster carries on and tries to keep the momentum, racing back up to the top rope. Shelton gets to his knees though and spots the danger, then dives at the ropes to put the brakes on Sydal's plans. The challenger falls in to a seated position as Benjamin leans on the ropes and gets his breath back. He then walks in to the corner and climbs up to the second rope. He pulls Sydal's head under his arm and then steps up to the top rope, then comes off the top to hit a SUPERPLEX!!!. . . . . Both men hit the mat back first, and they both feel the pain. Shelton recovers first and crawls across the canvas to make a cover, placing his arm out across Sydal's chest as the referee makes the count. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No! Kick out from Sydal yet again. Shelton looks up at the referee in disbelief, looking drained physically and mentally, wondering what it's going to take to beat the King of the Ring. Sydal rolls on to one side and Shelton looks pissed all of a sudden, staring right at the battered body of Matt Sydal. He then stands back up slowly, not taking his eyes off of the gutsy young kid from St. Louis. Shelton takes several steps back as Sydal slowly gets to his feet, and Benjamin doesn't wait. He charges right at Sydal again, looking to hit the PAY DIRT!!!. . . . . Sydal dodges it again, pulling back as Shelton hits the deck.

Sydal watches him sit back up but doesn't let him recover, turning back in to the ropes, running back and hitting a SIT DOWN DROPKICK TO THE FACE!!. . . . . The fans cheer the King of the Ring as he jumps back up and drags the helpless United States Champion close to the corner. The challenger then jumps up to the summit with Shelton lying flat out below him. He then jumps up in to the air and comes down looking to hit the SHOOTING STAR PRESS!!!. . . . . NO! SHELTON ROLLS TOWARDS THE ROPES AS SYDAL CRASH LANDS ON THE MAT!. . . . . The disappointment of the crowd is obvious, and as Shelton comes to, he rolls under the bottom rope and hits the floor.

He walks over to Justin Roberts and grabs a steel chair, and then his United States title. He walks back to the ring and slides the chair inside, but the referee sees it and grabs it straight away. The desperate looking Shelton slips back inside concealing the title as best he can as Sydal gets to his knees. The referee points at the chair and shouts at Benjamin. He then turns his back and slides the chair out of the ring, allowing Shelton to blast the groggy Sydal IN THE HEAD WITH THE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP!!!. . . . . Boos ring out as Sydal falls to the mat and Shelton tosses the belt towards the corner, but as he does so and drops to make a cover, the referee sees the belt being thrown away. Benjamin looks guilty and the referee sees all he needs to in order to call for the bell and disqualify the champion.



Winner: By disqualification, Matt Sydal. But still the WWE United States Champion, Shelton Benjamin @ 14.16.

Aftermath: The crowd craps all over the finish as Benjamin argues with the referee, who picks up the belt as Roberts announces the decision. The announcement of Shelton retaining the title generates even more heat, but the champion doesn't care less. He smirks and grabs the title from the referee straight away. He looks down at Sydal and raises it above his head, getting tons of heat from the New York fans. He then walks out to a chorus of boos as the starry eyed Sydal sits up, not sure of what just happened, only seeing Shelton smirking back at him from the ramp with the United States title resting proudly on his shoulder.


{Cut Backstage}


Josh Matthews is standing by.

Josh Matthews: Ladies and gentleman, joining me at this time is one of the four men who will be challenging CM Punk for the World Heavyweight Championship later on t'night. . . Please welcome Christian.

As the camera zooms out and reveals Christian standing in the picture with Tyson Tomko by his side, cheers from the arena are heard, resulting in Christian smirking.

Josh Matthews: Christian, when you returned t' the WWE a couple of months back, you said one of the reasons behind it was for the chance t’ become the World Heavyweight Champion. T'night you have that opportunity. How are you feeling right now?

Christian: Well Josh, congrats on the research 'cause you're exactly right. This is indeed the night I've been waiting for my entire career, and now it's here I'm sure as hell gonna do ev’rything in my power t’ make the most of it.

Josh Matthews: If you don't mind me saying, there are a few people, namely Chris Jericho and your brother, Edge that have spoken openly and negatively about your chances here t'night. . .

Christian: . . . Josh, hold it right there. I gave up listening t' my big brother a long time ago, and I think it's common knowledge that not even Chris Jericho's mom listens to Chris Jericho. Maybe if you ask them here and now after I beat Edge Friday night, they might feel a little diff'rently. . . I've said all along that I believe in myself and I proved a lot of people wrong on Smackdown, and t'night's the night I seal the deal by proving to the world that Christian can do the impossible. . . I'm gonna reach up and grab that brass ring I've been told I would never reach, because right here t'night in Uniondale, New York, I will become the World Heavyweight Champion.

Josh Matthews: Thanks Christian, good luck.

Christian grins at Josh and walks out of the shot looking very confident with Tomko.


{Cut to Ringside}


“I'm Comin'” hits to a big pop inside the Nassau Coliseum as MVP makes his way in to the arena. He's dressed casually and looks more serious than normal as he walks down to the ring and collects a microphone.

MVP: A'ight I know I ain't supposed t' be here t'night, but I ain't in the habit of sittin' on my ass at home, especially when there's two punks walkin' round talkin' trash non-stop ‘bout me. Not t' mention the muggin' I got last week on Superstars, an' quite frankly, there ain't no way in hell I'm waitin' nearly a week t’ do what I gotta do. . . So with that said New York, I wanna call out those two British punks an' the bitch wit' both their balls an' the big mouth right now.

*Big Pop*

There's no response for several seconds, getting MVP hot under the collar.

MVP: I know you're here t'night an' I ain't gonna anywhere 'til you bring your sorry asses out here, 'cause if you think for a second I'm gonna forget 'bout what y'all did t' me last week, you're even bigger asses than I thought. You ain't comin' in t' my country, disrespectin' me on my own turf an' labellin' me a bad example, so I'm gonna tell y'how this is gonna work. You're gonna bring your asses down here so I can make an example out o' you.

MVP looks hot as he looks up to the stage, waiting and hoping he gets the response he wants. Several seconds later, The Empire's music hits and out come Drew McIntyre, Stu Sanders & Katie Lee to a ton of heat from the New York faithful. As they step in to the ring, Sanders collects a microphone and then joins his stable mates as they stare opposite MVP.

Stu Sanders: I have t’ say this is very brave of you knowing full well you would be outnumbered yet again. I do have to question though whether you're being brave or incredibly stupid, and we know it's typical that American's like to put on a front in the face of adversity, but who are you trying t’ kid? Do you really think for one second that you're going to make an example out of us?. . . Come on! All you have to do MVP is think back just over a week to what we did in this ring because there's nothing diff'rent about then and now whatsoever. There's still three of us and one of you, and if anyone's going to be made an example of, I assure you it won't be us. However if you're foolish enough t' think diff'rently, then we'd be more than happy to give you a repeat performance of last week. And since we're here, I think it would be extremely foolish of us to pass up this opportunity you've quite frankly handed to us on a plate.

MVP smirks and drops his microphone, and Sanders does the same in turn. McIntyre then steps forward and joins Sanders in moving forward towards MVP, trying to intimidate him, but it doesn't work as MVP stands firm and then throws a hard right at Sanders, knocking him down to the mat. McIntyre fires at MVP, but he ducks it and lands one on the Scot's chin, sending him down too. McIntyre gets up and walks in to another right hand with MVP then whipping him in to the ropes and nailing him with a clothesline. As he goes to pull him back up, McIntyre clubs him from behind and stomps him down to the mat. He continues to do so and is then joined in the pummelling by Sanders as the Englishman returns to his feet. Just as McIntyre pulls him back up, Ron Killings charges down the ramp to a massive cheer and slides in to the ring, completely taking The Empire off guard.

With Katie Lee looking very worried, Sanders runs right in to a right hand that puts him on his ass. McIntyre then runs at Killings looking for a clothesline, but Killings ducks it and nails McIntyre with a super kick as the Scot turns round. He falls by the ropes and rolls to the outside as Killings then turns and ducks a clothesline from Sanders this time and holds the top rope down to send him flying over the ropes and join his partner on the outside. Katie quickly slips to safety as Killings turns and focuses his attention on her. MVP stands back up unsure of what's going on as The Empire all stand back up looking very angry on the outside with Killings checking on MVP on the inside. They in turn stare back at the angry Brits as “What's Up” plays to a pop with an angry exchange of looks between the Brits and the Americans.



*Video Promo*

Images: Batista’s WWE Championship victory at Vengeance and then retaining it the next night on Raw when Triple H would then turn on both his Evolution team mates, The Animal & “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.

Voiceover: It will be the hottest night of the summer and arguably the hottest night of the WWE year as hell will truly be unleashed like you’ve never seen before when the superstars of Raw and Smackdown enter The Golden State of California. . . SummerSlam comes to you live exclusively on pay-per-view, Sunday August 17th from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. Call your local pay-per-view provider for more details.




*Video Recap*

> Judgment Day (25/5) CM Punk winning the Money in the Bank briefcase and later cashing it in to win the World Heavyweight Championship from Shawn Michaels after The Heartbreak Kid defeated The Undertaker.
> Smackdown (30/5) Punk retaining the world title by defeating Shawn Michaels and blasting him over the head with a steel chair afterwards.
> Judgment Day (25/5) The Cutting Edge & The Rated-R Superstar unveiling Christian as his guest, ending in Christian telling his brother he wasn't back to help him win the world title as he wanted it himself and then hitting the Killswitch.
> Smackdown (30/5) Christian's first night back on Smackdown and saying that he came back to be the best, only to be interrupted by his brother, leading to Christian challenging him to a match but Edge telling him he wasn't medically cleared.
> Smackdown (13/6) Christian announcing that he found out Edge had been lying about not being cleared. Edge then going to the ring and setting a trap for Petey Williams & Johnny Devine to attack Christian with Tomko out of the ring, ending in Edge spearing Christian before Tomko could get back.
> Smackdown (20/6) Edge agreeing to face Christian if his brother could beat Williams & Devine in a handicap match which ended in Edge spearing Christian behind the ref's back to give Petey & Devine the win.
> Smackdown (30/5) Chris Jericho returning to Smackdown and telling the world that he felt The Undertaker's career was all but over and telling him to his face that maybe it was time for him to walk away.
> Smackdown (6/6) Jericho questioning The Undertaker's legacy again and the dead man grabbing him round the throat but then letting go, leading to Jericho mocking him by saying he could see the fear in Taker’s eyes, resulting in Taker chokeslamming him.
> Smackdown (6/6) Punk about to defend the world title against The Undertaker when Jericho attacked Taker with a steel chair brutally, over and over.
> Smackdown (13/6) Punk walking out on Jericho during a tag team match against MVP & Matt Hardy, leaving an angry Jericho to lose the match to MVP.
> Smackdown (20/6) Jericho calling Punk a coward and being given a match by Tazz that would see him get a title shot if he could win. The match and The Undertaker's return, chokeslamming Jericho as Punk escaped, leading to an awkward exchange of looks between Taker & Punk.
> Smackdown (27/6) Tazz announcing that Punk will be defending the world title in a scramble match at The Bash and that he would be facing Jericho & Taker in a No Holds Barred match later that night. The main event and Punk taking advantage of a Tombstone on Jericho and then hitting Taker with a steel chair to pin Jericho.
> Smackdown (27/6) Edge defeating Elijah Burke and Christian then announcing that they would be the other two men in the scramble match at The Bash.
> Smackdown (4/7) Christian, Edge & Chris Jericho all talking up their chances and playing down Punk's of winning the scramble match, setting up Punk to defend himself and proclaim he will prove he deserves to be World Champion with Taker then making a surprise appearance and chokeslamming Punk after everyone else left him to face the music.
> Smackdown (11/7) Punk being interviewed and telling Maria that he would be calling the tag team match later on in the night straight down the line, and that at The Bash he will prove everyone wrong by walking out still the World Heavyweight Champion. The main event with Punk as referee as Christian & The Undertaker beat Edge & Chris Jericho after Punk stole a chair out of Edge's hands and nailed him with it following an argument, allowing Christian to pin his brother. The post match stare down between Christian, Taker & Punk.


{Cut to Ringside}


“13” blasts out and the General Manager of Smackdown, Tazz calmly walks out to the stage with a microphone in hand. The GM is greeted by a pop and waits for his music to cut.

Tazz: There ain’t nothin’ like you New York fans. Y’gotta believe me when I say that you people rock.

*Big Pop*

Tazz: See t’night I planned somethin’ t’ make our main event an’ the whole night in general all the more entertaining, but it appears the cat’s been let out of the bag to an extent. . . However, I’m pleased to announce that what I’m about t’ say has remained a surprise so far. So with that said, it’s time for me t’ finally let the cat out of the bag. . . Two nights back on Smackdown, CM Punk was the special guest referee in the main event an’ I think it’s fair t’ say that he played a big part in how that panned out. I can’t afford things t’ get out o’ hand t’night, an’ that’s why I’ve appointed a special guest referee once again who’s promised he’s the man for the job an’ guarantees me he’ll make sure no one crosses the line, including himself. . . So without a further ado, I give t’ you, your special guest referee for our main event World Championship match, “The Heartbreak Kid”, SHAWN MICHAELS.

*Massive Pop*

The stunned crowd all rise to their feet as “Sexy Boy” blasts out & Shawn Michaels makes his way out to the stage and shakes hands with Tazz. The GM walks to the back as the all smiling Heartbreak Kid poses for the fans on the stage wearing jeans and a referee’s shirt with his pyro exciting the crowd even more. He then struts down the ramp and slaps hands with the fans on the way before getting in the ring and posing for them once again.


***The Main Event***



World Heavyweight Championship
30 Minute Scramble Match
Special Guest Referee - Shawn Michaels
Christian w/Tyson Tomko vs The Undertaker vs CM Punk (c) vs Chris Jericho vs Edge w/Petey Williams & Johnny Devine

Recap:
Needless to say, CM Punk was less than happy at seeing Shawn Michaels as the guest referee. Before the match started the World Champion seemed to question him as to why he was there, with Michaels playing the innocent. The first title change of the match came when Christian looked to go for the Killswitch on Edge, but Petey Williams jumped up on to the apron and distracted Michaels. Johnny Devine then slid in the ring and sneaked up behind Captain Charisma, but as he tried to turn him round, Christian ducked and whipped him in to the ropes with Tomko grabbing him by the feet and pulling him out of the ring.

As Tomko then drilled Devine with a right hand to knock him to the floor, Christian ran and knocked Petey off the apron, but as he turned back round, Edge speared him and got the cover. Michaels then ordered Williams, Devine & Tomko to leave the ring, which they reluctantly did. Edge remained the World Champion for almost ten minutes until The Undertaker broke up the Walls of Jericho on Christian and went on to chokeslam both Edge & Punk before drilling Jericho with a Tombstone Piledriver to become the World Champion for the time being.


Ending: Taker has successfully fought off all four men and held on to the title, and with Christian & Punk out on the floor, he is being double teamed by Jericho & Edge. As Edge holds on to the dead man by the arms, Jericho hammers him in the stomach and in the head with then Edge letting go of Taker. The dead man slumps to the deck as Edge then urges him up and plants him with a SPEAR!!!. . . . . But as Edge stands up, Jericho spins him round and hits the CODEBREAKER!!!. . . . . He covers The Rated-R Superstar and Michaels makes the count. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . 3. . . . .

Jericho stands up and walks over to the ropes, gloating to the fans. He's oblivious to Christian getting back in the ring and approaching behind him. With the fans cheering, he senses something's up and turns round in to a right hand from Christian and an INVERTED FACELOCK BACKBREAKER!!. . . . . Captain Charisma hurries up and makes his way to the top rope to a big pop from the crowd, leaps off and hits a FROG SPLASH!!. . . . . He hooks Jericho's legs and Michaels counts. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No! Jericho gets his shoulder up. Christian gets back up and watches as Jericho starts to sit up, and as he gets to his feet, Christian grabs him and takes him down with the KILLSWITCH!!!. . . . . Jericho's out of it and Christian makes the cover. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

Punk breaks it up and pulls Christian up on to his shoulders for the GO TO SLEEP!!. . . . . Christian slides down and the shocked Punk turns round in to a hard right hand and a FALLING INVERTED DDT!!. . . . . Christian rushes to cover Punk. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No! Punk gets the shoulder up, leaving Christian very disappointed. As he gets back up, he sees Taker getting back up by the ropes and runs at him and the dead man lifts him over his shoulder and over the ropes. Christian lands on the apron though, and as Taker turns round, Christian snaps his neck on the top rope and then walks along the apron to climb the ropes. He waits as Taker returns to his feet and then hits a MISSILE DROPKICK!. . . . . Taker falls to the mat, but as Christian gets back up, so does Edge. He charges at his brother but runs right in to a big boot. The Rated-R Superstar reaches down and pulls him right back up, then sends him crashing in to the mat head first with the EDGECUTION!!. . . . . Michaels drops to his knees as Edge rushes across to make the cover. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No! Kick out by Captain Charisma. Edge stands up and sees Taker all but up. He stalks him for a spear, and as he then charges at him, Taker grabs him by the throat and lifts him off the mat looking for a CHOKESLAM!!. . . . . But no! Edge counters in to a DDT!!. . . . . Edge scurries across and turns Taker on to his back to go for a cover. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

No!! The Undertaker gets his shoulder up. Edge is shell shocked as he sits up and stares at The Heartbreak Kid. Michaels signals to him that it was definitely a two count. It starts to sink in for Edge as he then makes his way back up with Christian, Punk & Jericho all coming to. Punk is first up and is Edge's target with The Rated-R Superstar hammering him with a series of right hands. He then whips Punk in to the corner, but Punk lifts his boot up as Edge runs in at him. Edge staggers out of the corner as Punk steps through the ropes and on to the apron before hitting a SPRINGBOARD CLOTHESLINE!. . . . . . Punk looks to take control and then nails the squirming Jericho right in the face with the SHINING WIZARD!!. . . . . The desperate Punk makes the cover straight away. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .

Christian dives across and breaks it up by clubbing him across the back. They both then struggle to their feet as the clock ticks down to just two minutes remaining. Punk throws a right at Christian, but it's blocked and Punk is forced back against the ropes. Christian runs at him but Punk ducks a clothesline and steps away from the ropes. Christian turns round and is levelled by a huge ROUNDHOUSE KICK!!. . . . . Captain Charisma is sent right over the ropes and to the floor below. Punk takes a deep breath before turning round to see Edge & Taker both back up.

Punk runs past Edge in to the ropes and connects with a SPRINGBOARD ENZIGURI!!. . . . . Taker's right on him though as he gets up, and the dead man whips him in to the corner. He follows in at Punk and hits a hard clothesline. He then whips him in to the opposite corner and connects with another clothesline. Taker then back tracks and turns round to run the ropes as Punk staggers out of the corner and to the side. Taker comes charging back at him, but Punk reacts so quickly to lean back and pull down the top rope to send the dead man over the top and down to the floor.

Punk pulls himself back up looking very tired and relieved as he sees Taker on the floor. Jericho slowly makes his way up behind and then runs at him, but again Punk reacts quickly to toss him over the top too. As he turns round, Edge lifts his head up off the mat and Punk takes a look round to see he has a free run. He paces across to drag Edge back up, lifts him up on to his shoulder and then brings Edge's head crashing down on to his knee with the GO TO SLEEP!!!. . . . . Punk hit it and he hooks both legs as Michaels drops to his knees and counts Edge's shoulders. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . 3!

Punk's the champion, for now! Can he hold on for less than a minute? He stands up and throws both his arms up in the air with massive relief. He then walks over to the ropes and leans on them to take a breather. He then starts to panic as he sees The Undertaker standing back up. Punk then steps back from the ropes as Taker climbs back up on to the apron to a big pop with Punk looking very worried. The dead man climbs over the ropes with Punk back tracking.

Taker then charges at him and Punk ducks under a clothesline. As they both turn round, Punk goes for an enziguri but Taker ducks his head. Punk then stands back up and Taker scoops him on to his shoulder. The crowd go nuts as Taker tries to set him up for the TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!!. . . . . Punk fights it though and pulls himself back down to the mat, then clubs Taker across the back to send him down to his knees. He then stomps all over him as the clock counts down and brings the match to a close.



Winner: And still World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk @ 30.00.

Aftermath: “This Fire Burns” blasts out to heat from the New York crowd with Punk kneeling down and smiling like never before with his arms raised high in the air. Michaels goes to collect the World Championship belt for the man who took it from him at Judgment Day as Punk's relief turns to blatant smugness. He laughs as HBK then passes him the world title and barely lifts his arm up in victory, then pulls away and walks in to the corner with Michaels looking at him with disgust as the World Champion poses with the title on the second rope. As he then steps down and turns round, Michaels catches him off guard with some Sweet Chin Music. The crowd goes nuts as Michaels stares down intensely at the motionless World Champion.


{End of Show}



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As I said before, I’ve been meaning to give you some thoughts ever since you came back, but things haven’t quite worked for me, so it’s been a bit delayed. I believe i know the gist of what has been happening in this thread, but you know that I haven’t been a frequent reviewer in the past by any means, so if I do make any mistakes, I apologise.

I thought that the opening video was pretty good, as I don’t mind the major match of the card being focussed on. The voiceover was also pretty good, although it seemed like it ended awfully abruptly and didn’t really provide a true segueway into the opening of the show. Just a small thing though.

Starting with the Divas Title match? I don’t think it’s a great choice, personally, as the first choice should be one to get the crowd excited with some pretty over superstars imo, and the divas usually don’t elicit that much of a crowd response because people simply don’t care about them that much, even if they can wrestle. I know it’s going to be a recurring theme throughout the night, but I’m not really a fan of how the matches just cut to a certain point without any context about what’s gone down so far, leaving us unsure what the logic of what has happened in the match has been. I have to say, the action early on was pretty smooth, with Rain’s offense being pretty awesome. I will say, though, that the one thing that is bugging me while reading this is that your sentences are very short and snappy, making everything seem a bit disjointed, and that there maybe isn’t enough emotion in the descriptions of what is happening in the ring, as it all seems a bit mechanical, if you know what I mean. Back with the action of the match, I liked how you had Phoenix tease a comeback before actually getting it, then really going straight for the power with a big strike, showing the power of her offense all round well. The action went on pretty well from there, and while Phoenix getting the first move in after a suplex from Rain was a bit odd, I don’t mind it. The counters at the end were pretty exciting, and it was a nice way to end the match and leave both men looking good (sidenote: unless you’ve renamed it, I’m almost certain that Phoenix calls her finisher the Glam Slam).

Hmm, seemed as if Edge was angry almost too fast. I understand why he was angry, but I thought that you maybe could have had a little buildup to the big rant with a little bit of an exchange between Edge and Punk. Despite that, Edge was pretty good character-wise, although he was maybe ranting on in a big block for a bit too long. Punk was alright too here, with their last exchange being much the same, as it seemed the whole promo was too.

Just a comment on the best of five series, but it seems a little random that a series was put together out of their feud so far from the video recap. The match started pretty well, with some basic wrestling, although Lashley hitting the Spear seemed much too soon, even for a nearfall. After that the action was once again pretty good, and I really like the use of the drop toe hold into the second turnbuckle as a set up to the end, as it looks like an impactful move. Pretty good match here.

Something being added to the main event? Not sure I like that happening on the night of the Pay-Per-View, because if it can add to it, I’d rather see it happening on the shows leading up to the event as it can add to the excitement. Still, a surprise is never a bad thing.

Interesting basis for a feud here, and not one I believe I’ve ever seen in BTB. I will say though, I think the video recaps should only be used for the important matches, and while this one may just be important enough for it, I don’t think Swagger/Lashley was. The match seemed to flow pretty well in the early parts, with the action being nice enough, especially the enzuiguri after the duck of Sweet Shane Music, which seemed to be a really nice spot. After that it seemed a bit too spotty, with both men just going for senseless dives leading into what was an inevitable ref bump with Jeter’s mum at ringside. I have to say, I didn’t really like the Sweet Shane Music that followed, as considering Jeter would have seen it coming, he should have ducked, especially since the inverted atomic drop isn’t sold as a greatly impactful move. The finish of using the high heel shoe isn’t one I like, as it seems to be pretty lame when used irl. Still, it makes sense in context with the match and the feud I guess. Alright match, if not a little spotty at times.

Decent enough promo from Benjamin, considering his obvious lack of charisma. Conveyed his arrogance well.

This is one that I think the video recap is suitable for, as it has been happening for quite some time. No weapons seemingly used as we near the end of the match? A bit surprised, especially considering the heat in this feud. To me, it seems like this should have been more about the brawl and the weapons, rather than the wrestling, and that Killings would much rather prefer to hit Chavo with a steel chair than go for the Corkscrew Scissor Kick on him. What I did like was the use of the handcuffs, as it fits in very well with the context of the feud that Killings and Chavo have had. I liked the viciousness of the kendo shots too, although I was a bit disappointed the cuff spot didn’t last longer, because it would have been great chance to build Chavo some real heat. What I did like after that though, was Chavo looking to do as much punishment as possible by going out to get a table, rather than just go for the regular Frog Splash. Chavo going through the table was the obvious spot, although again, after that I’m disappointed there wasn’t a little more use of weapons, especially on Killings’ part, as he would be amazingly heated going into tonight. Still, the finish was a pretty nice way to end the match.

Shane’s of course going to get his rematch. I only hope it doesn’t take place in a Louisa Jeter on a Forklift Match (or whatever WCW did with Judy Bagwell back in the day).

Again, don’t mind the video promo here, as this feud has certainly been one of the more heated ones, and has gone on pretty much as long as I think I’ve been here on this forum. Have to say, I’m not a real fan of the low blow spot so early in this match, as I feel it should be more of a spot that is used at the end of the match and not so casually as a move to change the momentum. I thought after that though, the hot tag was build up pretty well, making it mean something when Burchill was tagged into the match. The offense of Burchill was pretty good after that too, and I loved the explosive Olympic Slam from Haas. The frenetic action near the match that followed was good to see, although Smith landing on his feet following a back body drop to the outside seems highly dangerous, and like it would blow a knee out. The finish of the match involving a weapon after we just had a Street Fight and a match that ended with a shoe being used seems a bit like overkill to me, although apart from that and a few other small things, I quite enjoyed the match.

If all things go to plan I should be back for RAW.

The Empire and Killings? Seems like we’ve got some sort of a tag feud to follow, although Killings obviously needs a partner.

You had a Scramble Match at Judgment Day? Don’t know if having another one tonight, so soon after the last one, is a good idea, as it seems a bit too much of an oversaturation of a gimmick match that imo should only be used for special occasions when you have a lot of challengers. Shelton coming out with a lot of high impact offense here in a row, which I like, since this should be a fast paced match with the two men involved. The action stayed that way, and while I think it slightly hurt Sydal’s comeback, I can appreciate that it made sense. The only thing I found a little odd was the superplex spot where Shelton didn’t do his usual vertical jump spot, which would epitomise the athleticism of the match, but apart from that the offense was pretty good. Have to say though, I didn’t like the finish, as it is again screwy, and again weapons are involved. It keeps this saga going and makes it look like Shelton can’t beat Sydal, I know, but the way this Pay-per-View has been, I really don’t think another finish like this was the right way to go.

Quite liked the Christian interview, as it’s probably been the best of the night with characterisation and general feel. The way you’re building up this world title victory, it makes it seem like it’s going to be something special, which is good. It’s very early, but I’d perhaps even say that he’s in line to win the Rumble and get the title at WrestleMania with the way you could build this. Good stuff.

Surprised to see a promo on the Pay-Per-View from MVP here, although I guess he was just in a world title match at the last PPV so you want to try to fit him in somehow. His character was alright in the opening, very risqué, but I thought you captured him alright, especially his aggressiveness. Not sure I really like the USA thing being brought up though, because that’s a cheap heat tactic, and your face tag team champions are also Brits. Would have thought you’d use Katie Lea as the mouthpiece of the group, since she’s a good talker, but I’m not too fussed. Sanders was alright, if not a little bland, with the only thing that stuck out was his cheap heat tactic of insulting America, which is too clichéd as a gimmick for my liking. Really surprised you had Killings run in too, as he went through a brutal match earlier which seems like it’d need selling. Makes The Empire look a bit weak too in that they’d lose a two on one fight to a man who got attacked with weapons earlier in the night as well. I like the idea of the feud and Killings helping MVP, but with Killings coming in for the save, I think this should have maybe been delayed until SmackDown!.

Hmm, Shawn Michaels as referee? I expected him to get involved in the match, sure, but this does create an interesting dynamic. Still, I think you could have had more fun by revealing this in the weeks leading up to Judgment Day, allowing for tension to build between Michaels and the competitors in the match, especially Punk. Starting with a few falls, but none of them coming to Christian is what I like to see, as Christian not being world champion yet is one of the big factors in this match. The match pretty much went as you’d expect, and that is all action since everyone is trying to get a fall. The action eventually breaking down to no one being in the ring while Punk got the fall was pretty well built to, with the action being fast paced and fun. I thought the finish could have been perhaps a little better, with Punk chickening out and running from ‘Taker to keep the gold seeming much more heelish. Michaels eventually getting involved after the match was to be expected, although the way in which you wrote it was very flat. Just needed a lot more emotion. Still, the fun main event that was expected from a Scramble Match.


My first full reading of one of your shows in ages, and I thought it was a decent show. The booking at times was good, but I also found a fair bit to be questionable as well, including the match ordering as well, since you had a lot of the screwy finishes one after the other, while the fast paced matches were also lined up. The writing was alright, although as I mentioned at the start, I think your sentences seem a little short and robotic a lot of the time, as you can’t really feel any emotion from the matches or actions. Michaels’ Sweet Chin Music at the end epitomised that feeling for me, as it was almost treated as nothing. Still, an alright show, and a decent read. Expect me to keep dropping by.
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~ Pretty cool opening package that lead us into the night. Rain and Pheonix start things off in what should be a solid contest for the Divas Championship. Both women seemed to pull out all the stops here. I'm glad you gave this match proper time because both these ladies can go when given the chance. I'm surprised to see Rain not go over here, but I suppose if someone's gonna go down in history as the first ever Diva's champion The Glamazon is much more deserving.

~ Good match between Swagger and Lashley. I have to say, the Best of 5 Series was a great idea to keep this feud going. Both men could bring out the best in each other, as was shown in this match. I loved Swagger getting his foot on the ropes after the Spear, it shows that the youngster knows what he's doing. I also liked the fact that he went over clean, as he really needed that after this past week's quick loss.

~ Even though I picked Shane as my prediction, I had in the back of my head that Jeter's mom might have something to do with this match. Solid CW title match, and with an ending that advances the storyline. Good stuff. I can see this feud continuing for a bit longer, and this was a good way to keep it going.

~ I really enjoyed the Street Fight, although I expected a few more weapons. The handcuff spot was pretty creative, but I feel like you could've done more with it. I'd have to say my favorite spot was the crash and burn frog splash. This match was a fun, back and forth brawl, but I could've used a little more violence.

~ Exciting tag team title match. When will The Masters learn that cheaters never win? A miscommunication such as this usually leads to a team breakup, but I guess we'll see. It'll definatley be interesting to see where both teams go from here since this was the final encounter.

~ Excellent US Title match, probably MOTN so far. I like its placement on the card as well. Seems like there's a lot of fowl play on tonight's show. First the shoe from Jeter's mom, then the brass knucks from the Masters, and now this. I'm not a big fan of the finish, but the match was great and I'm hoping the feud continues.

~ The main event scramble match was a very fun read. Everyone trying to get falls, everyone kicking out, very action packed and fast paced. HBK as the referee was brilliant too. I said in my predictions I expected Taker/Jericho and Edge/Christian to continue into SummerSlam while Punk moved on to a new challenger...and I think Punk got his challenger.

OVERALL: Yet another strong PPV from you Nige. There were some iffy finishes, and while I would usually frown on that sort of thing on a PPV I think I've read enough of your work to safely say you wouldn't have an iffy finish unless it was leading somewhere. The matches were all solid, especially the US Title match and the main event, and you already have some strong possibilities going into SummerSlam. Great show, can't wait for the next one.

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WWE Signs New Talent

The WWE have signed seven new superstars to developmental contracts. They have all been assigned to FCW and took part in tryout matches last week.

Working under the ring name of Yoshi Tatsu, Naofumi Yamamoto has joined the company from NJPW where he worked as Yamamoto. Caylen Croft (real name, Kris Pavone) previously had a stint in OVW and is teaming with Trent Barreta (Greg Marasciulo), who worked as Plazma in NYWC. Justin Gabriel (Paul Lloyd Jr) has joined the company from WWP in South Africa and is ear marked as a potential star for the future.

Three divas have also been given developmental deals. Cheerleader Melissa was recently released from TNA where she wrestled as Raisha Saeed. She is now going by the name of Melissa Marie Scott. The others are Tiffany Terrell, who competed in last year’s Diva Search and made it in to the last eight, and Alicia Fox (Victoria Crawford).

Current FCW stars Kaval & Sheamus are rumoured to be joining the main roster very soon. Kaval has worked a couple of dark matches before the previous two Superstars tapings and will likely be heading to Smackdown, while Sheamus is supposedly going to end up on Raw.

We are also hearing that the WWE are interested in Awesome Kong & Bryan Danielson. Now that Kong has left TNA having had her release request granted, she is free to join Gail Kim in the WWE. We believe that she has spoken to Kim about that possibility and that Kim has put a good word in for her within the company.

The WWE have been following Danielson for the last couple of years, and we can confirm that initial talks have taken place between both parties. Danielson has some overseas commitments to fulfil in the upcoming months before he would be able to join the WWE, but he has made it clear that he would not be willing to go to FCW and wants go straight to the main roster. That isn’t believed to be a major concern as far as the WWE are concerned, and the likelihood of Danielson joining the company is far greater now than it ever has been.



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Thanks for the feedback too guys. They were both very helpful, and I see what you mean about the short sentences and the effect they had BkB. Thanks for the advice. It’s going to be very, very helpful when it comes to writing SummerSlam. I should’ve separated the screwy finishes better than I did, but they were all necessary as you’ll find out moving forward.

Thanks again, Nige.

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