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This is the first post I’ve read in this thread so I won’t know what’s gone on in the past. The Miz vs. John Morrison was a good match. I’m glad you decided to make it a 12 minute match. They could actually, probably do better.
Not too big of a fan of the in-depth back stories though. You could’ve just stuck to a three or four paragraph summary. Christian beating Edge is awesome. Hopefully, this will give him a main-event push.
DiBiase as Champion is a nice choice. Interested to see how you continue, if you are going to, this rivalry.
Seems like everyone else is doing it, lol but Evan Bourne should be Champion.
“Interesting” promo with, I guess I should call him, Matt Sydal and Mickie James. Hopefully, you’ll start a rivalry between him and Burke.
Best match of the night so far. If I were you, I’d keep this feud going on.
Remember what I said about Taker/Jericho being match of the night. The Elimination Chamber dominated it. I’ve always loved Batista and hopefully will eventually get a feud between him and Triple H.
Three 5 star matches back to back to back and we still got the H/Flair match coming up. I hope Flair wins, lol. Aw man, Ric Lost. Oh well, he went out with a good match.

An awesome Pay Per View. I will start reading this thread a lot more.
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>Headlines<
>News<

The WWE have today released the following superstars from their contracts:

Jeff Hardy
Lance Cade
Tommy Dreamer
Eric Perez
Candice Michelle
Hade Vansen
Teddy Hart

We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavours.






Jeff Hardy & Others Released by the WWE!

As you will be aware by now, the WWE have today released Jeff Hardy. It comes as somewhat of a surprise despite the fact he’s currently suspended for his second strike of the wellness policy. He’s considered a ticking time bomb by some people including Vince McMahon, who’s still fuming that Jeff’s second violation was in the run up to what was going to be a WWE Championship run with a victory at Vengeance which resulted in him being suspended the day before the pay-per-view, leaving the show without a main event. His suspension was due to come to an end in four weeks time, but he won’t be coming back now.

Creative have no plans for Lance Cade, Tommy Dreamer, Eric Perez or Candice Michelle, and that is why their contracts have been cancelled.

Hade Vansen was seen as a good worker but there was no spot on the roster for him with several other talents in front of him in the pecking order. Teddy Hart’s attitude is believed to have been the reason he’s been let go, and that won’t surprise many either. It now means that TJ Wilson will head to the main roster without him, possibly with his real life girlfriend Natalya Neidhart being repackaged.

We also believe that Bryan Danielson is close to agreeing a deal with the WWE. The two parties have met on a number of occasions as of late, and we’re now being told that Danielson is said to be on the verge of signing a contract that would see him bypass developmental and head straight to the main roster upon his debut. As we mentioned recently, he does have some commitments abroad which he is keen to stick to. That would see him join the company towards the later part of the year, around late October/early November.

As for the talks between Awesome Kong & the WWE, it appears they have stalled. The interest in bringing Kong to the company has dwindled somewhat with her stalling, but it still remains a possibility.

Homicide is also on the WWE’s radar since his release from TNA earlier this month, as is ODB. We have been told that no talks have taken place but that both Homicide & ODB are open to any offer they make. We also understand that Ring of Honor have made Homicide an offer.

The WWE is also looking at ROH’s Tyler Black and the possibility of offering him a developmental contract.


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Regardless of the DiBiase situation, those two scenarios are completely different. If DiBiase Sr did turn heel which is just speculation, that would be a swerve out of left field. What happened with Jeter’s mom wasn’t. She wasn’t against her son and in on it all along to screw Michael Shane over. She got dumped by Shane and got revenge for herself, snapping in a brief moment of anger while in her son’s corner during the match.

HA I love it, Candice and Hardy gone... To be fair, I know you hate them as much as I do and you have not released them for the same reasons as the WWE did, but I admire your bravery where Hardy is concerned even If you didn't do as much with him as the WWE did.
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>Headlines<
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The WWE have today released the following superstars from their contracts:

Jeff Hardy
Lance Cade
Tommy Dreamer
Eric Perez
Candice Michelle
Hade Vansen
Teddy Hart

We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavours.






Jeff Hardy & Others Released by the WWE!

As you will be aware by now, the WWE have today released Jeff Hardy. It comes as somewhat of a surprise despite the fact he’s currently suspended for his second strike of the wellness policy. He’s considered a ticking time bomb by some people including Vince McMahon, who’s still fuming that Jeff’s second violation was in the run up to what was going to be a WWE Championship run with a victory at Vengeance which resulted in him being suspended the day before the pay-per-view, leaving the show without a main event. His suspension was due to come to an end in four weeks time, but he won’t be coming back now.

Creative have no plans for Lance Cade, Tommy Dreamer, Eric Perez or Candice Michelle, and that is why their contracts have been cancelled.

Hade Vansen was seen as a good worker but there was no spot on the roster for him with several other talents in front of him in the pecking order. Teddy Hart’s attitude is believed to have been the reason he’s been let go, and that won’t surprise many either. It now means that TJ Wilson will head to the main roster without him, possibly with his real life girlfriend Natalya Neidhart being repackaged.

We also believe that Bryan Danielson is close to agreeing a deal with the WWE. The two parties have met on a number of occasions as of late, and we’re now being told that Danielson is said to be on the verge of signing a contract that would see him bypass developmental and head straight to the main roster upon his debut. As we mentioned recently, he does have some commitments abroad which he is keen to stick to. That would see him join the company towards the later part of the year, around late October/early November.

As for the talks between Awesome Kong & the WWE, it appears they have stalled. The interest in bringing Kong to the company has dwindled somewhat with her stalling, but it still remains a possibility.

Homicide is also on the WWE’s radar since his release from TNA earlier this month, as is ODB. We have been told that no talks have taken place but that both Homicide & ODB are open to any offer they make. We also understand that Ring of Honor have made Homicide an offer.

The WWE is also looking at ROH’s Tyler Black and the possibility of offering him a developmental contract.


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Regardless of the DiBiase situation, those two scenarios are completely different. If DiBiase Sr did turn heel which is just speculation, that would be a swerve out of left field. What happened with Jeter’s mom wasn’t. She wasn’t against her son and in on it all along to screw Michael Shane over. She got dumped by Shane and got revenge for herself, snapping in a brief moment of anger while in her son’s corner during the match.

I still wouldn't want it to happen, but I see the difference now.
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Monday Night Raw
Monday 18th August 2008
Live from the Oracle Arena
Oakland, California



>Preview<

SummerSlam was indeed an incredible night last night in San Jose, and Raw comes to you live from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California less than 24 hours after the hottest night of the summer!

We saw Triple H defeat ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair and end the career of the man many believe is the greatest of all time. It was The King of Kings that emerged victorious after a hellacious no holds barred battle despite an amazing effort from The Nature Boy. He fought through agonising pain on several occasions as he tried desperately to keep his illustrious career going, but it was to no avail as Triple H finally managed to put him away after an epic contest. On Raw tonight, we will hear from The Nature Boy for what may well be the last time. Just what will he have to say?

With Flair out of the way, Triple H is sure to have his sights set on Batista and the WWE Championship with The Animal surviving the elimination chamber to retain the title after defeating the determined Randy Orton. Will The Game finally get his way and a shot at Batista?

For the last few weeks, we’ve seen some tension develop between John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield & The Big Show of The Corporation, and it all came to a head last night. JBL & Show were all on their own with Rey Mysterio, and just as it looked like Rey was going to get knocked out, he ducked out of the way and saw the seven foot giant knock Layfield out with the knock out punch.

Show was stunned and had no time to react as Cena entered the match and caught him with the F U just seconds after Rey took advantage of J.B.L’s predicament and eliminated him. Push then came to shove between The Corporation members and Show left JBL behind. What does the future hold for these two men, and what will Mr. McMahon have to say about their disastrous night?

Ted DiBiase Jr left the HP Pavilion as the new Intercontinental Champion after beating Kofi Kingston, thanks to a big assist from his dad. The Million Dollar Man felt the need to act when Maryse slipped Kofi’s title belt to her boyfriend when the referee was knocked down. Ted Jr was gearing up to nail Kofi with the title until his dad took him by surprise and stole the belt from him. It angered the challenger so much he berated his father until he snapped, and DiBiase Sr swung the title at his son.

Ted Jr ducked it though and Kofi walked right in to it. The Million Dollar Man was stunned, so much so he left the ring as Kofi lay helpless in the ring. Somehow the champion lived to fight another day, but not for long as Ted Jr dragged him up right away and finished him off with Dream Street. DiBiase Sr watched on regretfully at ringside as his son celebrated with Maryse and his newly won title. How on earth will Kofi react tonight, just 24 hours after losing his title in such a controversial manner?

Someone else who didn’t have a good night was The Miz, losing to his former best friend, John Morrison. The Monday Night Delight came out on top in the back and forth opening contest of the night after bringing out former fellow Tough Enough winner, Matt Cappotelli to watch on in his corner. As happy as they were, it’s unlikely Mr. Hollywood will be when Raw rolls in to Oakland tonight.

Morrison will be in action when he teams up with someone else he has history with, the Women’s Champion, Melina. She too had a good week, retaining her title against Natalya Neidhart on the special three hour edition of Raw last week in the United Kingdom. They will meet Cody Rhodes & the Bella twins, who all worked together to earn Cody a controversial victory against Matt Hardy last Monday. The Miz will also be in action when he takes on Rey Mysterio, who will be fresh out of the elimination chamber.

Gregory Helms & William Regal met last week in Regal’s home country, not that Regal was happy to be back there. He took offence to Helms’ comments the week before about being forced back in to the ring, and he let Helms know exactly how angry he was. The Englishman was disqualified early on in their encounter and pummelled Helms, but they will meet again this week back in the United States. After attacking Regal on Superstars too at the weekend, Regal will likely be in a foul mood as he so often is when they collide.

The World Tag Team Championship encounter between Cryme Time & The Colon Brothers didn’t exactly go to plan last week when Carlito was attacked by Shad Gaspard earlier in the day. That led to Eric Perez filling in for Carlito and teaming up with a reluctant Eddie Colon by orders of Tazz, and the champions were able to defeat the makeshift team and retain their titles. However, two nights back on Superstars, Eddie was taking on Shad in singles action, and Carlito came out of nowhere to help his brother gain some revenge. All is not well between these two teams as Raw returns to the States this week.

Finlay met Raw’s dangerous new superstar, Sheamus last week, and the two Irishmen were determined to beat the hell out of each other. They did just that and the match ended in a disqualification as a result in favour of Sheamus after Finlay nailed him with a steel chair. It looks like The Celtic Warrior might just have met his match in Finlay.

Whatever you do, wherever you are, you can’t afford to miss what is sure to be an explosive episode of Raw as we move on from last night’s summer spectacular!



Confirmed for Raw

John Morrison & Melina vs. Cody Rhodes & The Bella Twins

Rey Mysterio
vs. The Miz

Gregory Helms
vs. William Regal

A Special Ric Flair Address!



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Honestly, Summerslam was a pretty good PPV, really picking up some steam in this thread, and it honestly looks set to continue with this episode of Raw. Mysterio/Miz and Helms/Regal should both be pretty awesome, whilst the Handicap mixed tag team match should be okay too. Of course I'm expecting some sort of main event to be announced on the night, and possible promos from Triple H, Batista, Randy Orton, Vinnie Mac, JBL and Big Show all have me pretty excited. I still think the DiBiase's are in cahoots, the way it has been booked really feels like an attitude era swerve is on the way.

Flair's farewell, or at least I'm guessing that's what it will be should be pretty sexy, unlike Kate Bell.

Oh yes, I went there. Show should be good.
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Hmm, I did intend on reviewing SummerSlam eventually, but with me having struggled for motivation, and you clearly set to move on, I guess I'll pick up with RAW. From what I saw of my skim read of SummerSlam, everything looked pretty good, and I liked the way the booking went for the most part. Nice to see Flair getting the main event slot for his send off.

While there aren't too many matches announced for RAW, you have a lot to follow up on here. With a Triple H/Batista confrontation seemingly set to happen, Flair's farewell address, the implosion of The Corporation, DiBiase as Intercontinental Champion, and a stacked undercard of matches, you've certainly got a lot to work with. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing where you go with it.

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Monday Night Raw
Monday 18th August 2008
Live from the Oracle Arena
Oakland, California




*Video Recap*
From SummerSlam Last Night


Career Ending No Holds Barred Match
Ric Flair vs. Triple H
Triple H stares down at Flair menacingly and then decides to inflict more pain on him, stripping the announce table, causing JR & DiBiase to stand up in a panic. They watch on as The Game grabs a monitor and takes a couple of steps back and gets ready to take Flair’s head off, and as The Nature Boy stands up, Triple H steps forward and NAILS HIM WITH THE MONITOR!!!. . . . .

The scarily intense King of Kings grabs him by the head and pulls him in to place for a pedigree, standing on the concrete floor with Flair’s head destined to meet it. The King of Kings stares at the crowd as he prepares to KO his opponent, but The Nature Boy stuns him by blocking it and then countering in to a BACK BODY DROP ON TO THE SOLID CONCRETE!!!. . . . . A massive pop breaks out in the HP Pavilion, and Triple H is in agony, sitting up and shouting out in pain. . . . .

Flair crawls to the apron and pulls himself up it while The King of Kings also makes his way back up as a cameraman tries to get a close up of Flair, and The Nature Boy steals the camera from him. He turns round with pure hatred in his eyes as The Game tries to steady himself. Unbeknown to Triple H, Flair is sizing him up, and he turns round with Flair NAILING HIM WITH THE CAMERA TO THE SKULL!!!. . . . .

Flair glares down at him with nothing but hate. He then grabs his legs and pulls him away from the ropes, then looks in to the crowd for a couple of seconds, getting a cheer as he applies the FIGURE FOUR LEG LOCK TO A HUGE ROAR FROM THE CALIFORNIA CROWD!!!. . . . . The Nature Boy’s face is bright red and he’s pulling away at Triple H’s legs with his own legs, even bouncing up and down on the mat to try and make him give up. Triple H digs deep and drags himself back, worrying Flair who keeps the hold locked in for as long as he can, but The King of Kings fights his way back in to the ropes. . . . .

The Game slips back in under the bottom rope along with sledgy, and he stares intently at his opponent, who just about gets up, and as he turns round, The King of Kings paces across the mat and BATTERS HIM WITH THE SLEDGEHAMMER!!!. . . . . Flair hits the deck again, and we can see that he’s been busted open as he lies face down on the mat. Triple H lets go of his trusty ally and drops to his knees, still very intense as he rolls Flair on to his back, then hooks the leg for a cover. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . 3? NO!

Flair just about lifts his shoulder up before the ref could count to three, and the fans are going nuts. Triple H doesn’t look happy at all though. . . . .

Flair manages to get to his feet and slaps his rival, who responds instantly with a kick to the gut and then pulls Flair’s head between his legs, setting him up for the PEDIGREE!!!. . . . . The fans boo but they can’t stop it as Triple H hits it, driving Flair’s head in to the mat. He’s out and the fans know it, and so does Triple H. He turns him over again on to his back and makes the cover with the fans watching on with great concern as the referee hits the mat to make the count. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . 3! No, wait!

Flair somehow got his shoulder up and the fans can’t believe it, and neither can Triple H. The fans are cheering as the stunned and angry King of Kings stares down at his barely moving opponent. He doesn’t take too long before making his next move in standing back up and dragging Flair back up with him, setting him up for another PEDIGREE!!!. . . . . Flair shows he’s up for a war and drops to his knees, then low blows The Game. Both men hit the mat to a big pop and stay there for a good while, and when they try to get back up, Flair sees the sledgehammer to the side of him.

He brings it up with him, much to the approval of the fans who cheer as both men make it up to their feet. Flair gets ready with the sledgehammer, and as The Game turns round, The Nature Boy DRIVES THE GAME’S OWN WEAPON IN TO HIS SKULL!!!. . . . . He drops the sledgehammer and to his knees, grabs Triple H’s legs and makes the cover with The Game not moving. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . 3? NO! Triple H somehow manages to lift his shoulder up to the amazement of the fans, and Flair too. . . . .

The fans cheer as Flair climbs all the way up to the top rope, possibly for the last time in his career. He watches his opponent get to his feet and turn round, then he jumps off looking to hit the DOUBLE AXE HANDLE!!. . . . . NO! The Game kicks him in the gut and immediately pulls his head between his legs, then drills him with another PEDIGREE!!!. . . . . It could be all over. Flair’s motionless and The King of Kings turns him on to his back, shimmies forward and hooks the leg as the referee rushes round and down to his knees to make the count. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . 3?

YES! IT’S OVER!

“King of Kings” plays to heat inside the arena with Triple H standing up to get his arm raised in victory, ending the career of ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair for good. The Game’s hand drops and he looks down at the bloodied Flair, smirking as he then looks up in to the crowd. He throws his arms up in to the air, getting even more heat before turning round and leaving the ring as Flair comes round. The King of Kings walks up the ramp and doesn’t turn back as The Nature Boy slowly stands up to a huge ovation.

The Game’s music cuts as the tears run down Flair’s cheeks, holding his hand up to salute the appreciative crowd. The tears continue to flow, as do the cheers as JR, DiBiase, Cole & Striker, Lilian Garcia & Justin Roberts all stand up along with the Spanish announce team, whose table remains intact to show their appreciation, applauding The Nature Boy. Flair claps them and the fans as the curtain comes down on his incredible career.


*Opening Video*
“Wanna Be Loved”



*Cut to the Arena*


***Pyro***
***Pyro***
***Pyro***


Jim Ross: Welcome ev’ryone t’ Monday Night Raw, live t’night from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, just twen’y-fours after an incredible SummerSlam last night, where if you didn’t know already, you do now, ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair’s career came to an end. . . It truly was an amazing night, an’ right here t’night, we’re gonna hear from the greatest of all time where he will tell us all just what the future holds for The Nature Boy. . .

“Behold the King. The King of Kings. . .”

Triple H
walks out to the stage to a bombardment of boos. He’s dressed casually and looks very serious despite his victory last night. He stands at the top of the stage and turns to each side of the arena for a couple of seconds before walking down the ramp to the ring, picking a microphone up off the apron and steps inside. The music cuts as he stands in the centre of the ring, and the boos continue, not that it bothers The King of Kings.

Triple H:
Last night I did what I said I was going t’ do all along, and for those who of you were stupid enough t’ doubt me, you will never see Ric Flair compete in this ring ever again.

*Major Heat*

Triple H: I said I would end his career and I have. I beat Ric within an inch of his life, and to his credit he kept coming back for more, but it still wasn’t enough. I BROUGHT THE BEST OUT OF THE SO CALLED GREATEST OF ALL TIME AND HE STILL COULDN’T BEAT ME.

*More Boos*

Triple H: He gave me ev’rything he had. . . ev’rything, but I kept t’ my word and finished him once an’ for all. I did what he should have a long time ago an’ put him out of his misery. . .The bottom line was Ric Flair couldn’t cut it in this era, my era, an’ last night he found that out for himself. One day he will thank me for it, but as of right now, Ric Flair the wrestler is in the past. He doesn’t exist anymore.

*Heat*

Triple H: What happens from now on is all that matters, an’ that brings me to Batista.

*Big Pop*

Triple H: Last night, Batista retained the WWE Championship, something that would not have happened had I have been given the title shot I deserved in the first place.

*Heat*

Triple H: If there was any doubt about who should be the number one contender for the WWE Championship, there isn’t anymore. There’s only one person who deserves that spot, an’ you’re lookin’ at ‘im right now.

*Boos*

Triple H: I’m an eleven time world champion. I was born a champion. That title belongs t’ me. Batista an’ Ric did ev’rything they could t’ keep me away from it, but now there’s nothing or no one standing in my way. . . Dave I know you’re back there, probably crying like a baby over Ric but this isn’t going away. You can’t hide from me anymore. You an’ I will get it on Dave, make no mistake about it, an’ I’m out here t’ give you the chance to make this a whole lot easier for ya. . . I’m not here t’ mess about t’night. There’s only one thing I want an’ I’m giving you the chance t’ come out here an’ accept my challenge for a title match right here t’night.

*Big Pop*

Triple H: Come on Dave, I’m making it as easy as I can for ya. You don’t wanna end up like Ric do ya? You know me as well as anyone, an’ you know I always get what I want, an’ Dave what I want is the WWE Championship around my waist once again. Whether you like it or not, it will happen. If you wa. . .

“IN THE END. . .”

*Huge Pop*


The WWE Champion, Batista makes his way out to the stage in a foul mood despite retaining the title in the elimination chamber last night. He too is in his casual gear but he has the gold belt shining on his shoulder as he paces down the ramp with his eyes firmly on The King of Kings. He climbs in the ring and walks past him to collect a microphone, keeping his eyes on Triple H the whole time. He walks back in to the middle of the ring and stares at him for several seconds before lifting the microphone to his mouth.

Batista:
You smug son of a bitch.

*Cheers*

Batista: I really you’re happy Hun’er ‘cause you have no idea how much I wanna beat the crap out of you, an’ as far as I’m concerned, t’night’s as good a night as any.

*Big Pop*

Batista: You want a shot at the title t’night?. . . You got it.

*Huge Cheer*

Triple H: Y’know Dave, you just made a very sensible decision, but I guarantee you it’ll be the last one you make as the WWE Champion, because I will beat you just like I beat Ric an’ ended his career last night.

*Heat*

Batista: Think that all you want Hun’er ‘cause it’s not gonna happen. You might think you’re smart by comin’ out here an’ challenging me to a title match twen’y-four hours after I was in an elimination chamber match knowing full well I’d jump at the chance t’ kick your ass, but let me tell y’somethin’, you wanna talk about what you’re capable of. . . you an’ all these people are gonna see a whole side of me you’ve never seen before. I’ve never wan’ed t’ hurt someone as much as I wanna hurt you right now, an’ maybe I’ll end your career.

*Big Pop*

Triple H: Wishful thinking Dave but face facts, that’s not gonna happen. The only thing you can be sure of is that by the time the night is through, I will be the new WWE Cham. . .

“13”

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calmly strolls out to the stage to a decent pop with a microphone in hand, and he doesn’t look very happy with The Game after the pedigree he received last week during the contract signing. He takes some time and glares down at him, and The King of Kings looks back without an ounce of remorse.

Tazz:
Hun’er, Hun’er, Hun’er, what a surprise. It didn’t take y’long did it, but guess what? I’ve got a newsflash for ya. . . You ain’t gettin’ a shot at the title t’night.

*Mixed Reception*

Triple H is seething in the ring and walks over to the ropes.

Triple H:
I think you’ll find I am. . . SEE I MADE A CHALLENGE AN’ HE ACCEPTED. IT’S THAT SIMPLE.

Tazz: Oh if only it was. The thing is though Hun’er, the only person t’ blame is yourself.

The Game looks confused as well as angry.

Tazz:
See I don’t know if y’remember what y’did last week, but I do. In that ring right there, you pedigreed Ric Flair an’ then you pedigreed me. You pedigreed me, your boss, an’ that’s somethin’ y’just don’t do. . . So if y’wanna look at someone t’ blame, don’t look at me. Look at y’self.

*Pop*

Tazz: It ain’t a one off though is it Hun’er? It ain’t the first time you’ve put your hands on an official is it? See I let you off that time an’ reinstated ya. Now I’ve gotta come up with a punishment I think is worthy of what y’did. . . I could fine ya, but what would that actually achieve huh?. . . Another option is, I could suspend ya.

*Big Pop*

Tazz: Exactly. I could suspend y’for as long as I like. However last time y’got suspended, y’walked right back in t’ the arena an’ Eric Bischoff ended up gettin’ attacked. So I have t’ think about what’d really teach you a lesson an’ make y’see y’can’t just walk around here doin’ whatever the hell y’like.

*Pop*

Tazz: So Hun’er, the decision I’ve come to is real simple. . . Right here t’night on Raw, there’s gonna be a battle royal t’ determine who will challenge Batista for the WWE Championship at Unf’given.

*Big Pop*

Tazz: An’ Hun’er, this is where your punishment comes in. . . You ain’t in it.

*Massive Pop*

Triple H: You’re kidding me?

Tazz: Do I look like I’m kiddin'?. . . Look, you’ve brought it all on y’self, an’ t’ make sure you don’t get involved, I’m gonna have y’removed from the building right now.

*Pop*

Tazz turns to the side and a group of six security officers walk out to the stage and down the ramp with Triple H looking up and shaking his head at Tazz.

Triple H:
You really wanna make that mista. . .

Tazz: . . . I DON’T WANNA HEAR A WORD YOU’VE GOTTA SAY. AN’ JUST T’ BE CLEAR. T’ MAKE SURE THERE’S NO REPEAT OF WHAT HAPPENED T’ ERIC BISCHOFF. IF YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT COMIN’ BACK HERE, I’VE GOT NO PROBLEM FIRIN’ YOUR ASS ON THE SPOT.

*Huge Pop*

Batista smirks and watches the security guards tell The King of Kings to leave the ring, and reluctantly he does so as the still very serious Tazz looks on.

Tazz:
Get him out o’ here.

The security guards escort him up the ramp, and they meet Tazz. He & Triple H stare right at each other for several seconds before he is escorted to the back.


*Commercial Break*


*Video Promo*
During The Break


Triple H is shown the door by the same security guards from before the break, and the angry King of Kings gets in to his car and speeds out of the parking lot.


*Video Recap*
From Superstars

Shad Gaspard vs. Eddie Colon

Shad dominated the majority of the match, and that only changed when Perez distracted him and allowed Eddie to get back up to his feet and catch his opponent off guard with an enziguri. The younger Colon brother desperately tried to finish his opponent off but couldn’t, and when Shad reversed an irish whip and caught him with a huge Samoan Drop, it looked a formality for him with JTG cheering him on at ringside. Shad was serious as hell as he urged Eddie up, and that brought Perez on to the apron.

Shad went after him, and so did JTG & the referee. Perez & JTG went at it with Shad & the ref watching on, and then Carlito raced down the aisle and slipped in to the ring. As Shad backed away from the ropes, Carlito sneaked up behind him and caught him with a Backstabber. He left the ring and Eddie crawled across to cover Shad as the ref then turned round and counted to three. Perez tossed JTG in to the steps as he & Carlito then joined the victorious Eddie in the ring, all looking very pleased with themselves as the show came to a close.


*Cut to the Arena*


At the top of the stage, there’s a flash looking guy with dark spiky hair holding a microphone, wearing jeans, a purple T-shirt, a jacket and red tinted glasses. He’s smiling as he looks in to the crowd.

?:
Ladies an’ gentleman let me intr’duce myself. . . My name is Zack Ryder and I’m the new host of MONDAY NIGHT RAW.!

*Decent Pop*

Zack Ryder: I can’t tell you happy I am t’ be here an’ how excited I am t’ get this opportunity. I’m gonna have the chance t’ talk to superstars before an’ after their matches right here on the frontline, an’ now it’s time for our first MATCH OF THE NIGHT!

*Pop*

“I spit in the face of people who don’t want t’ be cool. . .”

*Heat*


Carlito & Eddie, the Colon brothers make their way out to the stage, and neither of them looks in the best of moods. Ryder walks towards them as they hit the stage, and they stop, as does their music.

Zack Ryder:
Carlito, Eddie, I can’t help but notice you’re a man short t’night. Where’s your buddy?

Carlito: Perez?

Ryder nods with the Puerto Rican’s still angry.

Carlito:
‘cause of Perez last week, my brother Eddie here was a man short, an’ thanks t’ him we lost the chance t’ be the tag team champions. Now I’m back, y’can be damn sure we’re gonna get the job done like we should’ve last week. . . Shad, J-T-G, you better be listenin’ ‘cause let me tell y’somethin’. Me an’ Eddie ain’t goin’ anywhere. We’re gonna get our shot at the titles whether y’like it or not, an’ when we do, we’re gonna be the new World Tag Team Champions.

“Cool” plays again as the Colons walk down the ramp with their game faces on, then get themselves psyched up even more as they get in the ring and await their opponents.

“Child’s Play”

*Pop*


The over-excited Eugene hits the stage to a big pop and shakes the unsure Ryder’s hand before waving to the crowd from one side of the stage. He then walks to the centre and waits for his partner.

“Gold Lust”

*Pop*


Ryder looks even more uneasy as Goldust walks out in to the arena and locks his eyes on him as he joins Eugene, then walks down the ramp with him. Carlito & Eddie watch their every move, and they’re very focused this evening.


*The Opening Match*
Eugene & Goldust vs. The Colon Brothers

The two fan favourites gave Carlito & Eddie a bit of a shock, making a real contest out of it. That was until Carlito dodged a Rock Bottom from Eugene, elbowing him in the head to escape his grasp before taking him down with an overdrive. Eugene hung on and kicked out at two, frustrating Carlito. He frustrated him further when he held on to the top rope as the elder Colon brother tried to hit the Backstabber. It looked as if Eugene was going to hit the Stunner which brought Eddie in to the ring, and then Goldust as he spotted his opponent’s attempt to get at his partner. The ref saw Goldust first and held him back while Eugene ran at Eddie and caught him with a clothesline. Carlito was back up behind him and connected with the Backstabber, then knocked Goldust off the apron before going back to cover Eugene to pick up the victory.

Winners: The Colon Brothers.


*Cut Backstage*


The World Tag Team Champions, Shad Gaspard & JTG, Cryme Time are watching a monitor of the events in their locker room. Both dressed casually, the more serious Shad flips out, turning round and kicking a steel chair across the room, worrying his friend and partner.

JTG:
What the hell’s up wit’ you dog? Chill out bro’.

Shad turns and stares right at JTG.

Shad Gaspard:
Chill out? Is that what y’said J?. . . You not remember what they did on Superstars the other night?. . . What do y’expect huh? How the hell am I supposed t’ act?

JTG: Not like this. We’ll sort ‘em out in the ring. Don’t worry ‘bout that.

Shad Gaspard: Oh I’ll sort ‘em out alright. I’m gonna make sure of it.

Shad turns round and storms out of the door, leaving JTG unsure of what to make of his aggression tonight.


*Commercial Break*


Leticia Cline is standing by at the interview set.

Leticia Cline:
Please welcome my guest at this time, Cody Rhodes.

The camera zooms out and Cody Rhodes is standing their smugly in his gear along with the Bella twins.

Leticia Cline:
Cody, last week you were victorious in your match against Matt Hardy in what we all saw were contr’versial circumstances to say the least.

Cody Rhodes: Hold it right there. It’s easy t’ see you’ve never been in the ring because you’d understand that you win any way you can. It’s as simple as that. It doesn’t matter how you win as long as you do. If you’re not a winner, you’re a loser, and last week Leticia, I was a winner and Matt Hardy was a loser, which is very appropriate as that’s what Matt has been his entire life. . . I’m not sorry for what happened, and that’s not going to change as much as people talk about it. Being successful is why we’re all here, why I’m here, and why I’ll do the exact same thing again t’night t’ make sure I walk out a winner just like I did last week.

Leticia Cline: I was going to ask you about your match t’night, and now you’ve brought it up, how confident are you feeling going in to your handicap match against John Morrison an’ Melina with the twins there making their in-ring debuts?

Cody Rhodes: I think you saw last week how creative they, well we can all be. It’s going to be the same story later on, and they’ve got an opportunity to prove themselves against the Women’s Champion. . . No one’s seen them wrestle before, and I promise you, they’re going to surprise a few people, mark my words. . . Oh an’ while I’m here Leticia, I’d like to send my deepest sympathy to Matt Hardy. I’m so sorry to hear about Jeff being fired. It’s such a shame. Now he can dedicate himself to what he does best, being a loser just like you.

Cody smirks as he looks in to the camera with Brie & Nikki giggling behind before they then follow Cody out of the shot.


*Video Recap*
From Raw Last Week

Finlay vs. Sheamus

Finlay slid out under the bottom rope as Sheamus used the announce table to help him up. The Celtic Warrior turned round and blocked Finlay’s attempts to smash his head in to the table before grabbing Finlay’s head and driving it hard in to the table. Finlay slumped down on his knees as JR & The Million Dollar Man panicked, stood up and backed away from the table while Sheamus turned his head and caught a glimpse of a steel chair that might as well have been screaming at him.

He scared Lilian Garcia to death and she panicked like JR & DiBiase, leaving her seat unattended. Sheamus picked it up and went right back at Finlay who was getting back up to his feet. The referee stopped counting them out and left the ring to try and get the chair off of Sheamus, trying to grab it from him. Finlay had turned round in time to hammer Sheamus with a hard kick to the gut, and he then stole the chair from him before blasting him in the skull with it to a pop from the crowd.

Sheamus fell to the arena floor and the referee called for the bell, disqualifying Finlay and awarding the win to Sheamus. Boos rang out and Finlay then dropped the chair, staring down at Sheamus who was squirming on the arena floor. “Written in Your Face” played as Finlay smirked at the sight of Sheamus on the floor for a split second before backing away as Sheamus gazed at him with absolute contempt. It didn’t worry Finlay at all as he just stared back at him.


*Cut to the Arena*


Match #2
Finlay vs. Brian Kendrick

This was a decent battle with Kendrick putting up a decent fight against Finlay, but Finlay found himself on the verge of victory before Sheamus slid in the ring and clubbed him down to the mat, giving the Irishman the victory courtesy of a disqualification. Sheamus then walked past him and watched him get back up, and as Finlay got back to his feet, Sheamus charged at him and nailed him with a thunderous bicycle kick. Finlay was out of it, and as Kendrick stood back up in shock, he got the same treatment, the big boot to the face. The Celtic Warrior went back to Finlay and dragged him up to his knees, then set him up for the Irish Cross. Finlay couldn’t defend himself and was tossed down on to the mat on his back with the crowd booing. Finlay looked down with a wry smile on his face before walking over to the ropes and asking for a microphone.

Winner: Finlay by DQ.

Sheamus: Y’don’t look so clever now d’ y’fella?. . . Y’made a big mistake last week, a real big mistake. See y’don’t know who you’re messin’ wi’. I’m tellin’ y’now Finlay, I’m gonna make y’pay, I promise y’dat. Dis is just a warnin’ fella, an’ I’m gonna do ev’ryone back der a favour who’s thinkin’ ‘bout enterin’ de battle royal later on t’night. . . I’m gonna run over each an ev’ry one o’ ya ‘til I’m the last man standin’ ‘cause I’m gonna be d one who goes on t’ Unf’given an’ becomes the new dubya dubya e champion.

“Written In My Face” plays to boos from the crowd as Sheamus turns his head and stares down at the squirming Finlay on the mat with no remorse whatsoever. He then turns round and throws his arms up in the air with a big smirk on his face.


*Commercial Break*


*Video Recap*
From SummerSlam


WWE Intercontinental Championship
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Ted DiBiase Jr

DiBiase lifts his head up, all starry eyed, but his eyes light up as Maryse walks round to the timekeeper’s table and grabs Kofi’s title. She then slides it in to the ring and it falls right at Ted’s body. There’s a great deal of anxiousness in the arena, and Kofi doesn’t know why. Neither does Kelly as she too is focusing on the referee. Ted comes to life and grabs the belt as he makes his way up to his knees with the title clutched to his chest.

The Million Dollar Man jumps up from the announce table and throws his headset down on the desk, surprising the hell out of Jim Ross. DiBiase Sr gets in the ring and walks up behind his son, then spins him round, catching him totally by surprise. He screams at his dad and tells him to get out of the way, but the Hall of Famer isn’t budging and he grabs the title from his son to a big pop.

Ted Jr flips out and shoves his dad, who looks completely disgusted with his son. His face gets redder by the second, and Kofi turns round to see what the hell’s going on. As he walks across, The Million Dollar Man snaps and SWINGS THE BELT AT HIS SON’S HEAD!!!. . . . . BUT WAIT, TED DUCKS AND KOFI WALKS RIGHT IN TO IT. HE’S BEEN KNOCKED OUT BY HIS OWN TITLE BELT!!!. . . . .

Boos fill the HP Pavilion as the equally stunned father and son look on with DiBiase Sr looking on in horror. He doesn’t know what he’s done and flees the ring in panic, watching on from the apron as the younger DiBiase panics too and kicks the evidence under the bottom rope before dropping to his knees and covering the champion to an absolute barrage of heat. He turns to the side and sees the referee slowly crawling across the mat, and with Kofi absolutely out of it, the ref counts his shoulders. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . . 3?

NO!!! Kofi somehow, someway gets his shoulder up to the total bemusement of DiBiase Jr. His father is one relieved man on the outside, and he watches on as his son sits up and stares down in shock. He then shakes his head and gets back to work, glaring down at Kofi as he begins to come round. It takes him a while, but DiBiase is seriously fired up as he stalks the champion again.

Kofi struggles to his knees and then his feet, looking very unsteady, and Ted doesn’t give him chance. The challenger walks up behind him and this time he plants Kofi with DREAM STREET!!!. . . . . That has to be all, and Kofi’s not moving at all as Ted shifts round to hook both legs with the referee, still on the mat himself crawling in to position to make the count. . . . . 1 . . . . . 2 . . . . .3!!!

“Priceless” hits to an absolute bombardment of boos inside the HP Pavilion. He stands up looking so proud of himself as Maryse walks round to pick the Intercontinental title up from the arena floor that now belongs to her boyfriend. The Million Dollar Man can’t believe it and is full of guilt as he watches on from the apron as his son lifts his new shiny title aloft, much to the disapproval of the California fans.


*Cut to the Arena*


Zack Ryder is standing by on the stage.

Zack Ryder:
Ladies an’ gentleman, I have the privilege of intr’ducing t’ you, the NEW INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION. . . TED DIBIASE JUNIOR!

“Priceless. Baby I’m priceless. . .”

*Ton of Boos*


Ted DiBiase Jr
walks out to the stage along with Maryse, and the new Intercontinental Champion stops at the top of the stage and lifts his title up in the air to even more heat from the crowd. He just laughs at the crowd’s reaction, as does Maryse as they then walk down the ramp, both dressed smartly. Ted’s wearing trousers and a white shirt while his girlfriend dons an elegant black dress, and Ted sits down on the second rope so that she can enter the ring. He follows her in and walks across to the other side of the ring to collect a microphone, looking in the direction of his embarrassed father. He grins at his dad before turning back and heading to the middle of the ring, joining Maryse as his music grinds to a halt.

Ted DiBiase Jr:
I told you so. I told you I’d leave SummerSlam as the new Intercontinental Champion, and that’s exactly what I did.

*Heat*

Ted DiBiase Jr: I said I’d prove you all wrong and correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m standing here in front of all of you victorious. And dad, this brings me t’ you.

*Boos*

The Intercontinental Champion & Maryse turn to the announce table and face The Million Dollar Man, who’s still clearly feeling guilty for his role in the match last night.

Ted DiBiase Jr:
How’d you feel now dad? You wanted me to earn a title all by myself and be a champion you can be proud of like Kofi Kingston. Well that’s the official reason why you took your worthless Million Dollar Championship off me, but we both know why you did it. You knew one day I’d do the one thing you never did an’ win a world title, and right now I’m well on my way. An’ dad I’ve got t’ say, I can’t tell you how much it meant t’ me that you were there t’ see it. Well you did a bit more than that didn’t you dad? And for that I’ll be eternally grateful. I can’t thank you enough, so dad I’m standing here in front of you on this glorious night, and from the bottom of my heart, I just want t’ say, thanks.

*More Boos*

Ted Jr laughs with Maryse joining in with The Million Dollar Man & Jim Ross shaking their heads.

Ted DiBiase Jr:
I realise this isn’t what you had in mind dad, but I promise you I’m going to be a champion you can be proud of like you wan’ed. It doesn’t matter how I won the title, all that matters is I won the title and you all have to deal with it, especially you dad. You have to live with your part in it, and believe me, I know you will. Seeing your face last night made it all the better, and I have t’ say it’s something I’ll remember for a long, long time.

DiBiase Jr’s continued jibes set his dad off, and the Hall of Famer stands up from the announce table like he did last night. He collects a microphone from Lilian Garcia and enters the ring with his son smiling at him.

Ted DiBiase Jr:
Take the floor dad. I for one am dying t’ hear what you have t’ say, about how you’re bursting with pride now that I’ve won a title that wasn’t handed t’ me. . .

The Million Dollar Man: . . . Son, give it a rest. . . You are right about one thing though. I am gonna have t’ live with what I did, but I’ll tell y’what. Listening t’ you run your mouth like you are now makes me a whole lot angrier than what happened last night. I wan’ed t’ see you be a worthy champion, a champion these fans can be proud of, not a jackass.

*Pop*

Ted DiBiase Jr: Oh that hurts dad, it really does. Don’t you think it’s time t’ drop the act? Ev’ryone can see you’re jealous. Why don’t you just admit it?. . . You know I’m twice the wrestler you ever were. You know I’m going t. . .

“S O S, I hear ‘em callin’. . .”

An angry Kofi Kingston storms out in to the arena and he paces down the ramp with DiBiase Jr looking a little surprised but he’s more amused by it. As Kofi gets in the ring, DiBiase Sr gets a dirty look and still looks very sorry. Kofi walks past him and demands a microphone, getting it and walking towards them and looking at them both.

The Million Dollar Man:
Kofi, I’m glad you’ve come out here. I wanted the chance t’ talk to you about last night. I can’t tell you how sorry I am, truly I am.

Kofi Kingston: Really? Am I supposed t’ just accept that?. . . How do I know you two didn’t plan all this along huh?

Ted Jr bursts out laughing, clearly amused by the allegation while his father remains calm about it.

The Million Dollar Man:
Look, I don’t blame you for being angry Kofi, I really don’t, but I. . .

Ted DiBiase Jr: . . . Hey Kofi, come on now. Do you really think that bitter waste of space wants t’ see me succeed? Get real. If he was going to screw anybody last night, it would’ve been me, an’ he tried, only I saw it coming an’ got out of the way. You on the other hand were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. That’s all there is to it.

Kofi Kingston: What, I’m supposed t’ believe ev’ry word y’say am I?. . . I don’t trust you an’. . .

Ted DiBiase Jr: . . . The only thing you have to do Kofi is get over it. You lost the title. Move on, it’s mine now. . . So what I suggest you do is, put all the conspiracy theories t’ the side an’ forget about the Intercontinental Championship, ‘cause. . .

Kofi Kingston: . . . Hell no. Y’might ‘ave the title but y’wanna know what I got?. . . I’ve got a rematch any time I want, an’ y’know what I’m thinkin’? I’m thinkin’ why not use it right here t’night?

*Big Pop*

DiBiase Jr smirks, trying to act cool.

Ted DiBiase Jr:
Hey that’s your right, but you’ll be making a big mistake. You’re angry, an’ you know what happens when you get angry. The chances are you’ll do something stupid an’ get yourself disqualified. Are you sure you wanna take that risk?

Kofi Kingston: Oh yeah, I’m sure. I want my rematch AN’ I WANT IT RIGHT NOW.

*Big Cheer*

Ted DiBiase Jr: Woah, hang on. I didn’t come here t’ wrestle t’night an’ I don’t even have my gear with me, so I’m sorry t’ disappoint you an’ all your fans here in California, but you’re not getting your rematch t’night.

*Heat*

“13”

The temporary general manager for Raw, Tazz walks out to the stage and asks Zack Ryder for his microphone, and Raw’s new host hands it over to him. Both DiBiase Jr and the hot former Intercontinental Champion turn and look up at him, as does The Million Dollar Man.

Tazz:
I’m sorry Kofi but he’s right. You won’t be gettin’ your rematch t’night.

*Boos*

Tazz: Kofi, you’re right. Y’do ‘ave a rematch clause but it ain’t up t’ you when y’wanna use it. That’s up t’ the general manager of Raw, which right now is me, an’ I ain’t exactly happy ‘bout what went down at the end o’ your match last night either. That’s why we’re gonna do this properly. . . In just under five weeks, Raw has its next exclusive pay-per-view, Unf’given. That’s when you’re gonna get your rematch Kofi, an’ like Ted said, you’ll be in a better place t’ get the title back. . . Now I don’t want a repeat of what went down at SummerSlam, so I suggest Ted, Ted Senior that is, that you don’t get involved next time. . . At Unf’given, we’ll find out who really deserves t’ be the In’ercon’ental Champion.

The Million Dollar Man, still sorry for what he did acknowledges it, tilting his head as Tazz then hands the microphone back to Ryder. Kofi glares at Ted Jr for a couple of seconds, then walks past him and to the apron with the new Intercontinental Champion watching him leave. Kingston then turns back before stepping through the ropes as “S.O.S.” plays to a pop from the fans. Kofi backs up the ramp, staring back at his rival who continues to gives his father dirty looks.


*Video Promo*

John Morrison
in his ring gear & Matt Cappotelli are shown walking through the back, and then so is the Women’s Champion, Melina, ready for action coming up next!


*Commercial Break*


*Video Recap*
From Raw Last Week

Matt Hardy vs. Cody Rhodes

The fans were going nuts as Matt then stood right back up and urged Cody to get up again, seemingly getting ready to hit the Twist of Fate. The Bellas really did panic then, and one of them jumped up to the apron, getting the referee’s attention again. He wasn’t happy and yelled at her to get down, but she didn’t. Matt turned round and walked across, then told her to get down too as Cody sat up, not seeming to know exactly where he was. She eventually backed down and stepped down to the floor, allowing Matt to get back on track.

He walked over to Cody and pulled him up from his knees and set him up for the Twist of Fate, getting the crowd going again. The other Bella twin then stepped up on to the apron, really angering both Matt and the referee. Matt let go of Cody and walked over to the apron, then grabbed her by the arm. The English fans were urging him to hit her, but that never looked likely. The other Bella slid her purse in to the ring to Cody, who grabbed it right away like he knew it was coming.

The ref told Matt he’d deal with the Bella, and as Matt then turned round while the ref dealt with the troublesome twin, Cody nailed him with the purse and Matt immediately fell to the canvas. He wasn’t moving at all and the lights were out as Cody slid the purse back to the twin and then covered Matt before shouting at the ref to turn round. He did just that as the other Bella dropped to the floor and watched on in delight as the ref counted to three. “Out To Kill” played to a ton of heat and Cody stood up with a real smug look on his face.

He revelled in the reaction of the crowd as the Bellas then joined him in the ring and raised his arm in victory, generating even more heat inside Wembley Arena. He then directed them to leave the ring with him, and as they got to the ramp, Matt was coming round but was still very dazed. He looked towards Cody & the Bellas, and Cody then told her to do something, looking in direction at the purse. She then opened it and pulled out a brick, amusing Cody greatly. Matt wasn’t amused as he looked on with Cody laughing with the Bella twin waving the brick at Matt before dropping it by the side of the ramp. She, her sister and Cody were all giggling away as Matt sat up holding his head in the ring.


*Cut to the Arena*


Match #3
John Morrison & Melina w/Matt Cappotelli vs. Cody Rhodes & The Bella Twins

Cody & the Bellas used the numbers game to their advantage and took control of the match with Brie & Nikki doing a job on Melina. The Women’s Champion toughed it out and managed to make a tag to Morrison, which brought Cody in to the ring. Morrison came in flying, but the Bellas turned it back in theirs and Cody’s favour with a timely distraction that saw Rhodes take him down from behind with a reverse DDT. The Monday Night Delight fought back, and it was the Bellas again that stopped his momentum. The ref wasn’t impressed and tried to get them out of the ring as Cody was sizing up Morrison for the win when an angry Matt Hardy raced down the ramp and slipped in the ring behind everyone.

He spun Cody round and planted him with the Twist of Fate to a massive pop. He stared down at him for a few seconds before leaving the ring with the Bellas trying to tell the ref about it, but he was too busy with them. The dazed Morrison sat up and then stood up as Melina joined him in the ring to see of the Bellas. Cody came round too and fell victim to a Moonlight Drive from The Monday Night Delight, who then covered him to earn him & Melina the win with Hardy watching on intently from the ramp, smirking for a few seconds before turning round satisfied with himself and walking up the ramp. Melina gave Morrison a hug with Cappotelli then joining the happy duo in the ring.

Winners: John Morrison & Melina.


*Cut Backstage*


The Big Show
is getting ready in his locker room, looking very serious as he’s joined by Vince McMahon, who’s also very serious. There’s tension in the air as Show turns round and looks right at Vince’s angry face which is staring right back at him.

The Big Show:
What do you want Vince?

Vince McMahon: What do I want?. . . Well let’s see. What I want is to pretend last night didn’t happen. I want t’ forget that the two men who I believed would clean up inside the elimination chamber and bring the W-W-E Championship back to the Corporation made a fool of themselves, and more importantly, you made a fool out of me. But like I just told John, you have one last chance to get the job done t’night in the battle royal. There’s no getting away from what happened last night, and it was an absolute embarrassment for all of us, but I know as well as anyone that these things happen. Mistakes happen and you move on. . . Now I’ve spoken with John and he’s agreed to f’get about last night and focus on t’night, because you an’ I both know that when you two work t’gether, you’re unstoppable. If you can put the elimination chamber out of your mind, you and John can fight it out for the right to face Batista at Unf’given and to bring the W-W-E title back to the Corporation where it belongs. . . Like I said, John’s on side, although I admit he’s not totally happy about it. I just need to know that out there later on, you’ll put your diff’rences to the side and do what’s best for the Corporation.

The Big Show: Vince, we both know I don’t need J-B-L t’ win the battle royal or the W-W-E Championship, but I respect what you’ve done f’ me. . . As long as J-B-L’s fine with it, then so am I.

Vince McMahon: Good, I’m glad t’ hear it. . . Now I’ll leave you t’ get ready and go speak with John. . . I’ll see you out there.

The smiling Vince turns round and leaves the room with the mean looking Show going back to strapping his wrists.


*Commercial Break*


The all smiling trio of John Morrison, Melina & Matt Cappotelli are walking through the back, stopping as they get to a locker room door. It appears it’s Melina’s as she puts her hand on the door and turns round to face them both.

Melina:
Hey, you know it was fun being out there with you again t’night John. I really enjoyed it.

John Morrison: Yeah it was. I had fun too.

Melina turns back round and Cappotelli gives Morrison a nudge. He turns to Matt looking confused and shrugs his shoulders, and Matt nods his head in Melina’s direction. Morrison quickly gets the hint.

John Morrison:
Hold on.

Melina turns back round, still smiling.

John Morrison:
Me an’ Matt are going t’ get something to eat after the show. Do you fancy joining us?

Melina: Yeah that sounds nice. Let me get changed and I’ll meet you later on.

John Morrison: Cool, we’ll see you later then.

Melina: Yeah, you will.

Melina smiles at him again before turning round and going in to her locker room with Cappotelli turning to face Morrison.

Matt Cappotelli:
Remind me buddy, why on earth did you let her slip through your fingers? You must be mad. She’s a great girl.

John Morrison: I know.

Matt Cappotelli: If god can give me a second chance, I don’t see why you can’t get one either.

John Morrison: We’ll see.

They turn round and walk up the hall with Cappotelli putting his arm round Morrison’s shoulders, and Melina opens the door half way, smiling as she watches them turn a corner.


*Video Recap*
From Raw Last Week

Gregory Helms vs. William Regal

Helms fell in a heap and Regal dropped to his knees immediately. He grabbed and lifted Helms’ head off the mat and pummelled him again with some brutal right hands. The ref told him to pack it in, but he didn’t. Regal then stood up and got in the referee’s face before shoving him to the mat with no regard whatsoever. He left the ref with no option as he sat up to call for the bell and disqualify him.

Regal went back to Helms and unloaded with more right hands before eventually letting go of his head as Helms’ head fell back and hit the canvas. He was all but out of it as the relentless Englishman turned him on to his back and then locked in the Regal Stretch. There were a mixture of both cheers and boos from the English fans as they watched the ruthless Regal make Helms scream like hell, and the Carolina native was clearly in agony and started tapping out.

The referee got back to his feet and tried his best to pull Regal off of Helms. It took him almost ten seconds to do so but he managed it, much to the annoyance of Regal, who just glared angrily at the defiant referee who then told him to leave the ring, and reluctantly he did. The ref then went to check on the squirming and hurt Helms as the irate Regal watched on from the ramp.

From Superstars

Eugene vs. William Regal

Eugene did manage to give the crowd some hope, but Regal countered his attempt at a Stonecold Stunner by pushing him in to the ropes. As Eugene then came bouncing back, Regal hit him with a jumping knee lift. He then applied the Regal Stretch and dialled up the pressure to make Eugene tap out. As soon as Regal got his arm raised, he was jumped on by Gregory Helms. The crowd cheered as Helms clubbed him to his knees then backed up before exploding with the Shining Wizard. The crowd cheered as an intense Helms stood over Regal’s body.


*Cut to the Arena*


Match #4
Gregory Helms vs. William Regal

This was a very competitive match with Regal being very aggressive, and he was hell bent on making Helms tap out in the Regal Stretch. The Carolina native fought his way to the ropes, and it incensed the Englishman. He went right back at him after releasing the hold at the count of four, only the referee held him back as Helms used the ropes to helm him up. Regal then brushed the ref aside and ran in to the defensive Helms, who lifted his elbow up in to Regal’s face.

It sent him staggering away from the ropes and Helms ran out at him and nailed him with a ferocious running enzuigiri. Helms pulled him right back up as he too stood up and connected with the Top Spin Face Buster, a fireman’s carry spin in to a face breaker knee smash. That finished Regal off and Helms picked up an impressive victory, leaving him thrilled at the bell and Regal furious as he came round to see Helms celebrating.

Winner: Gregory Helms.


*Video Promo*

On a split screen, we see Rey Mysterio & The Miz walking through the back on the way to the ring for their upcoming match.


*Commercial Break*


“AWE-SOME. . . I came to, I came t’ play, there’s a price t’ pay. . .”

*Heat*


The Miz
, not in the best of moods make his way out in to the arena and past Zack Ryder as he walks down the ramp to the ring, not getting any happier as he steps inside, getting booed by the California fans. He stands in his corner and waits for his opponent. . .

“BOOYAKA BOOYAKA. . .”

Rey Mysterio hits the stage to a huge pop and he walks to each side of the stage to pose for his adoring fans. As he walks back to the centre, Zack Ryder walks towards him and tries to get a word with him. His music stops, and so does Rey.

Zack Ryder:
Rey, as we can all see, you’re about t’ go one on one with The Miz, but last night you were one of the six men who were in the elimination chamber for the W-W-E Championship. . . It doesn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone that you weren’t successful. Some people even went as far t’ say that it was a wasted place giving you a spot. . . Do you think you’ll be successful t’night though against The Miz, and do you plan on being in the battle royal later on too?

Rey Mysterio: What? Who the hell are you?. . . Y’know what? Never mind.

Mysterio carries on down the ramp leaving Ryder stunned and slightly pissed. His music hits again with the fired up Miz ready and waiting for him.


Match #5
Rey Mysterio vs. The Miz
Both men were up for this one, more so The Miz. His aggression got him in trouble when he was ushered out of the corner by the referee after continuously pummelling Mysterio with a closed fist. As he went back in to the corner, Rey stepped out and pummelled him with some stiff kicks, then put him on to the middle ropes after a head scissors takedown. Rey dialled up for the 619 and hit it, but as he came down on the groggy Miz for the West Coast Pop, The Miz countered with a power bomb. Rey kicked out at two to the utter disbelief and frustration of Mr. Hollywood.

He was livid and let the ref know, then turned his attention back to his squirming opponent, pulling him complacently, and Rey pulled him in to a small package only for The Miz to kick out at two. Both men raced up with Zack Ryder watching on from the ramp, seemingly not happy after his interview with Rey and getting a closer look at the action. Miz ran right in to a drop toe hold from Mysterio, getting the crowd on their feet. The Mexican didn’t dial up this time but he didn’t see Ryder walking even closer to the ring and to the apron.

Ryder grabbed Rey’s foot as he hit the ropes, confusing Mysterio who turned round and questioned Ryder as The Miz got back up to his feet. Ryder & Rey were exchanging words with Mr. Hollywood sneaking up behind Mysterio, and he clubbed his opponent across the back before rolling him up. He threw both his feet on to the second rope too for more leverage, and it worked as the unwitting referee counted to three to give The Miz the win. He quickly slipped out of the ring and got his arm raised by Ryder as an angry Rey sat back up. The Miz wasn’t done and asked to use the much amused Ryder’s microphone.

Winner: The Miz

The Miz: John Morrison, you need t’ listen to what I’m about t’ say. . . I don’t know if you’re still in the building, but I want t’ congratulate you on your fluke of a vict’ry last night ‘cause that’s what it was, a fluke. Do you really believe it was anything else. really?. . . But y’know what? I really hope you an’ your buddy enjoyed it. Really I do it ‘cause I guarantee you’re not gonna be able t’ enjoy it f’ long. . . See John, earlier on I went an’ had a word with Tazz an’ he agreed t’ give me a rematch in four weeks at Unf’given. . . So seriously John, soak it up all y’can, ‘cause at when I’m done with you at Unf’given, last night’s fluke will mean absolutely nothing.

The very serious Miz makes his way back up the ramp with his music playing again to more boos from the crowd. An angry Rey stares right at a sn-iggering Ryder as The Miz walks through the curtain.


*Commercial Break*


Todd Grisham is standing by outside Tazz’s office.

Todd Grisham:
Just before the break I was told that our general manager received some news and he asked me to come speak with him right away.

Grisham turns round and knocks on the door, and a few seconds later, Tazz walks out.

Tazz:
Hey Todd. Thanks for comin’ so quickly.

Todd Grisham: I have to ask Tazz, what’s the big news?

Tazz: Well I just received a phone call from Eric Bischoff an’ he had somethin’ real important t’ say. He wan’ed me t’ pass on a message to ev’ryone in the locker room an’ ev’ryone watchin’ Raw around the world. . . I think it’s common knowledge now that the investigation in t’ findin’ his attacker didn’t work out. They couldn’t find any concrete evidence in to who did it an’ no one owned up to it, not that y’can blame them. . . I spoke to him not so long ago an’ he said he was gettin’ better, an’ he said just before that he’s feelin’ back t’ normal. So much so that he’s ready t’ come back t’ Raw next week.

Grisham looks stunned.

Todd Grisham:
Really? What does that mean for you?

Tazz: Well Todd, basically it means my services are no longer needed. . . I’ve gotta say, even though I’ve been pedigreed an’ had a lot o’ stuff t’ deal with, it’s been a blast bein’ here on Raw.

Todd Grisham: Before you go, I have to say that I’ve enjoyed working for you and I think you’ve done a great job. Also, did Bischoff have anything else t’ say?

Tazz: Na, not really. I know he doesn’t have a clue who jumped ‘im, but I’ll tell ya, he’s sure as hell gonna do ev’rythin’ he can t’ find out.

Todd Grisham: Well thanks again Tazz an’ good luck on Smackdown. You never know, we might see you again on Raw sometime soon.

Tazz: Y’never know Todd. Take care man.

Tazz goes back in to his office as the shot fades out.


*Video Promo*



Coming Soon!


*Cut to the Arena*



The Main Event
Battle Royal
Number One Contendership Match for the WWE Championship at Unforgiven
Participants: John Cena, Rey Mysterio, Matt Hardy, Gregory Helms, Shad Gaspard, JTG, Paul London, Eugene, Goldust, Hardcore Holly, Randy Orton, The Big Show, John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield, Sheamus, Carlito, Cody Rhodes, Eddie Colon, Santino Marella

The early part of the match saw the jobbers eliminated first, them being Eugene, Goldust, Paul London, Hardcore Holly & Santino Marella. Shad Gaspard saw off Eddie Colon before Carlito sneaked up behind him and tossed him out of the match. Shad didn’t take it so well and got back in the ring to attack Carlito before a couple of referees told him to leave. While JTG was reasoning with him, Sheamus took advantage by grabbing him from behind and tossing him to the floor. Sheamus also eliminated Gregory Helms, and then Finlay stormed the ring with his shillelagh. The gloating Sheamus turned round to get his skull smashed by the man from Belfast.

Finlay left the ring content and with a smirk on his face. The action continued and Cody Rhodes was eliminated by Matt Hardy, much to the frustration of Cody. Carlito was eliminated by John Cena, and as Sheamus stood up, he was furious and eliminated himself, walking over to the apron and stepping over the top rope to go in pursuit of Finlay. That left John Cena, Matt Hardy, Randy Orton, The Big Show & JBL. Not surprisingly, it was Matt who was next to go, falling victim to a double team from JBL & The Big Show. As Show was looking down at Matt on the floor, JBL stepped back and then tried to lift Show’s feet off the mat and over the ropes, not that it worked.

Show swung his arm back and glared right at JBL, who pleaded for mercy before trying to joke about it. Show was furious and knocked him out with his huge right hand before dragging him up and tossing him out. Vince & Shane were seething on the outside, but as Show glared down at him, Cena managed to do what JBL couldn’t and lifted him off his feet and down to the floor. As the two Corporation members stood up on the outside, they went at it with Vince & Shane failing to separate them as they fought to the back. In the ring, Cena & Orton went at it and it looked like Orton was out when he tried to clothesline Cena over the top but was lifted over the ropes.

Orton landed on the apron and nailed Cena with a right hand before stepping back in the ring. He ran in to Cena who lifted him up for the F U, but Orton slipped down and back pedalled towards the ropes. Cena turned round in a hurry and ran at Orton, who grabbed him by the head and tossed him over the ropes and out of the battle royal. Cena landed awkwardly on his shoulder and seemed to be legitimately hurt, not that Orton was bothered as he celebrated earning himself a title shot against Batista at Unforgiven in just under five weeks.

Winner: Randy Orton.


*Video Promo*

The suited & booted, and battle scarred Ric Flair is walking through the back, headed to the ring for when we come back after the break.


*Commercial Break*


“WOO!. . .”

‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair walks out in to the arena to a deafening ovation. The fans are on their feet as Flair stops at the top of the stage and bows his head to them before walking down the ramp and in to the ring, collecting a microphone from Lilian Garcia. The emotional Nature Boy heads back to the centre of the ring, lifting his hand up to salute the crowd, and his music stops to allow him to speak.

Ric Flair:
T’night is one of the most emotional nights of my entire life. . . Last night, I put my career on the line knowing full well what would happen if I lost my match t’ Triple H, and unfortunately it did. . . I lost.

*Boos*

Ric Flair: I know. I’m not exactly happy about it, but I have t’ say that I’m not all that disappointed either. . . Don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing I would’ve loved more than to have beaten Triple H last night. It’s just that for a while now, I’ve been thinking about walking away from the ring an’ ev’rything I’ve achieved throughout the many, many years I’ve had the fortune to perform for each an’ ev’ryone of you who’ve supported me the whole way.

*Big Pop*

Ric Flair: Now though, that decision’s been made for me. However it left me with another decision t’ make. . . I can’t wrestle ever again, I know that, but that doesn’t mean I have t’ walk away from the business that I’ve loved for so long.

*Pop*

Ric Flair: I knew I had the option t’ stay here in a non-wrestling capacity, but in my mind I’d already made it. . . Before SummerSlam, I had a lot of time to think things through, and I said t’ myself that if I lost, I would make a clean break and leave the business for good.

*Heat*

Ric Flair: It was something I didn’t want to accept, believe me. Deep down I’ve known for some time that I can’t compete on the same level I have my entire career. I realised that the time was right for me to hang up my boots, and had I beat Triple H last night, I would’ve come out here t’night and announced my retirement regardless.

*Mixed Reception*

Ric Flair: An’ hey, that almost happened. I put up the fight of my life last night an’ came so close to winning the match, but ultimately I came up short against one of the best this business has to offer who’s at the very top of this game. For me, knowing I took someone like Triple H to his very best at the very end of my career fills me with pride as no one, and I mean no one will ever be able to do that at my age, an’ that’s a promise.

*Big Pop*

Ric Flair: I might not ‘ave gone out the way I intended but there’s no getting away from the fact I’ve had an incredible career full of so many wonderful memories. Now I have the chance t’ finally spend some time with my family that have grown up an’ lived without a father or a husband all these years, the people I love more than anything else in the world after my fans, even wrestling. My family’s what matters now an’ I’m looking forward to spending time with them. I regret not spending more time with them, but that doesn’t mean I regret a single thing I’ve done in my career. I’ve loved ev’ry minute of it an’ if I could, I’d do it all over again.

*Massive Cheer*

Ric Flair: That leaves me with one thing left to do, and that brings me to each an’ ev’ry single one of you. . . If it wasn’t for you, there’d be no Nature Boy, and for all the support you’ve given me my entire career, I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. It’s meant so much t’ me an’. . .

“I hear voices in my head. . .”

*Major Heat*


Randy Orton
walks down the ring with a T-shirt on top of his tights with Flair confused and slightly angry at the interruption as The Legend Killer calmly enters the ring, looking at Flair all the way. He walks past The Nature Boy and picks up a microphone before heading back to the centre of the ring with Flair staring at him.

Randy Orton:
Just so we’re clear Ric, you can relax. I assure you I’m not out here t’ cause trouble. The reason I’m here is simple. I’m here t’ pay my respects to one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, but more importantly Ric, I’m here t’ thank you.

Flair looks surprised and eases up.

Randy Orton:
From the moment I debuted in the W-W-E, ev’ryone sat up an’ took notice of Randy Orton. The whole world could see that I was destined for the top. I quickly came t’ Raw, and that’s when our paths crossed for the first time. You saw the talent I had an’ took me under your wing. You made me The Legend Killer. You took me to a whole other level, an’ then I achieved the impossible, becoming the youngest ever World Heavyweight Champion. Thanks partly t’ you Ric, I’ve become the greatest there is right now, an’ that’s why at Unf’given, I will beat Batista an’ reclaim the W-W-E Championship.

*Heat*

Randy Orton: But Ric, I’m not out here t’ talk about Batista. I came out here t’ thank you f’ all you’ve done f’ my career, an’ unlike Triple H, I respect ev’rything you’ve achieved in yours. . . See when he insulted you an’ the generation you dominated, he didn’t just insult you, he insulted my father, ‘Cowboy’ Bob Orton, one of the best this company has ever had. I recognise just how good both you an’ my father were, an’ I have no doubt whatsoever that there’s no diff’rence between the biggest names of your generation an’ mine.

*Pop*

Randy Orton: You may well go down in history as the greatest of all time Ric, but I promise you I’m gonna give you a run for your money. That’s thanks t’ you an’ I just want you t’ now how I grateful I am f’ all that you’ve done f’ me.

Orton extends his hand out to The Nature Boy with the crowd showing some concern for Flair, and he too is wary of his former protégé’s intentions.

Randy Orton:
This is no game Ric, I promise you.

Orton keeps his hand out and Flair thinks about it for a few seconds, then shakes it with Orton nodding at him. He then drops the microphone and leaves the ring to walk back up the ramp.

“IN THE END. . .”

Here comes the WWE Champion, Batista to a huge roar. The Animal walks down the ramp and comes face to face with Orton, the man he’ll face at Unforgiven. They stop and take a look at each other before Orton steps to the side and carries on the ramp with Batista then joining Flair in the ring. He gives Flair a big hug before bending down and picking up the microphone Orton left behind as his music cuts.

Batista:
Ric, if anyone’s gonna pay tribute t’ you Ric, it’s not gonna be Randy.

Flair smiles at his close friend.

Batista:
You might’ve made an impression on Randy, but he’s the not only one. No one’s had a greater effect on my life than you Ric, an’ I’ve got t’ say, millions of fans across the world will remember you as the greatest wrestler of all time and an absolute legend. What they don’t know is Ric, there’s no greater legend outside of the ring either.

*Big Pop*

Batista: Words can’t describe just how much I respect you Ric an’ what you’ve done f’ me. All I can say is that I’m so grateful for the times we’ve had t’gether, on the road, in the ring as tag team champions. If it wasn’t f’ you, I might never have been a world champion, but you’ve made me a better person too. . . I can honestly say Ric that it’s never gonna be the same again without you but I respect your decision, an’ as you would say, the show must go on.

Flair nods his head at Batista.

Batista:
The show will go on but before this show comes to an end, I want ev’ryone here t’night t’ stand up an’ show your appreciation for the one an’ only ‘Nature Boy’ RIC FLAIR.

*Standing Ovation*

The whole crowd rises to its feet and both applaud and cheer The Nature Boy, who gives Batista a big hug as “Sprach Zarathustra” plays one last time. It’s getting very emotional as the tears start to flow from Flair as they stand back and share a few words without the microphone. Jim Ross & The Million Dollar Man are shown clapping at ringside along with Lilian Garcia as Batista then raises Flair’s arm to all four sides of the ring. He then gives him another hug and leaves the ring, motioning to Flair that it’s all his, and The Nature Boy waves to each section of the crowd. The show then comes to a close as the teary Flair says his goodbyes to the WWE.


*Credits*


Quick Results

The Colon Brothers df. Eugene & Goldust
Finlay
df. Brian Kendrick
John Morrison & Melina
df. Cody Rhodes & The Bella Twins
Gregory Helms
df. William Regal
The Miz
df. Rey Mysterio
Randy Orton won a Battle Royal to become the Number One Contender for the WWE Championship



Confirmed for Next Week

Eric Bischoff Returns!


Confirmed for Unforgiven



WWE Championship
Batista © vs. Randy Orton

Intercontinental Championship
Kofi Kingston vs. Ted DiBiase ©

Plus

John Morrison vs. The Miz



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Nice way to start the show off with the video package showing the ending of the main event from SummerSlam, with Flair’s career being finished. I have to say, I liked how you had Flair give it all and kick out from just about everything Triple H had to really put over what his career meant.

Triple H to start the show proper with a promo? It was probably the expected way to go, not that that’s a bad thing. It seems the most logical. I would have liked for Triple H to have really gone on about his win over Flair, talking it up big time and telling the fans he told them so, that he told them all along that he was the better man and that Ric Flair only survived for as long as he did because of him. What we heard from Triple H was okay on Flair, but far too brief for my liking, as there was oh so much more you could have done with it. The line that Flair doesn’t exist anymore, however, was very nice, and I felt like after a big rant, it really could have topped off everything Triple H could have possibly said about Flair perfectly. Still, moving back onto Batista is good to see from Triple H, as really, this is what it was all originally about. The way Triple H goaded Batista was nice, playing off his real manipulative type ‘Cerebral Assassin’ gimmick by playing up what he did to Flair and really using it to get under Batista’s skin, basically making him come out and face up to the challenge from Trips. Batista coming out and just straight up accepting the challenge because he wants to get revenge on Trips for what happened to Flair the previous night was fine, as was the little exchange between the two, again, showing Batista’s rage with the whole new side shtick. Tazz coming out and pretty much ending the title match for later tonight was actually something that surprised me, because I had completely forgotten about the pedigree to Tazz. Still, the way Tazz went about it, telling Triple H he had only himself to blame, before punishing him for the attack by not letting him have the chance to earn a shot at the title was clever, making sense of it being a bigger decision than something like a suspension, which isn’t easy to do. Trips being ejected from the building was an interesting way to end the promo, although I think it was a little anticlimactic in a way, as you just left Batista standing there and looking on like a goofball. Still, the punishment for Triple H was pretty good, and you’ve made yourself a big main event for this show to look forward to.

Nice little way to further put over the opening angle with the video of Tripper being kicked out of the arena.

Interesting role for Ryder as the host of RAW. It reminds me somewhat of the role The Miz had when he debuted on SmackDown!, turning himself into the role of the annoying heel, which I think Ryder could fit quite well. A bit of a generic promo from Carlito here, not really putting any character at all into it, but I guess him still looking to go after the titles works with how you worked last week’s match and having Eric Perez sub in.

The Colons picking up a win over the jobber team is fine, reaffirming their push and making them seem like threats to the tag champs.

Interesting way to again show Shad’s aggression really starting to come out. I’m not sure if it’ll mean anything in the long run, but it’s giving his character a little more depth to play with, which is definitely a positive.

The promo from Cody was okay here, showing off his arrogance. I would have liked Rhodes to maybe contrast himself to Hardy as a loser, calling himself a winner and talking about why he’s a winner, perhaps bringing up the Bella twins, instead of just mentioning that he was a winner in passing. The rest of the promo was okay too, although the last line, taking the personal shot at Matt through his brother Jeff and his real firing, was interesting. A little edgy considering Jeff was really fired, and this would no doubt piss off Matt for real, but I don’t mind it.

Sheamus attacking Finlay during his match with Kendrick is a good way to keep things simmering along between those two. Sheamus also laying out Kendrick works for me there too, as it really shows his vicious side. Sheamus’ promo after, giving Finlay a warning, was nice, and I liked that he addressed the battle royal later in the show too, giving it some hype. Good little way to continue to show Sheamus’ aggression since his recent debut.

Good to see a DiBiase promo in the ring to really put over his victory at SummerSlam, making winning the Intercontinental Title seem like a big deal. Like I said earlier with the opening promo, I would have liked DiBiase to really drum home the point that he said he’d winning, saying when he had the Million Dollar Championship taken away from him, he said he’d capture some real gold and he did it, he said he’d beat Kofi Kingston and he did it, really attacking the crowd to gain heel heat, then move onto his father. The way he quickly transitioned to his dad without really making his first point at all was a little weak. The way DiBiase rubbed it in his dad’s face though was really good, with all of the good stuff that you’d want to see being brought up being done so. The line about being a champion like Kofi, only to rub in that his father had never won a world title was great, before really making him feel guilty for costing Kofi the match with the line that he did more than just watch the match, which was again, really good. The continued talk about how DiBiase Sr. was the one who caused his son to win was good, really ramming the point home until his dad got up. I have to say, the little final line about how he won a title that wasn’t handed to him was really clever too, bringing up his father’s history. The older DiBiase’s little line about his son not being a worthy champion and instead a jackass was fine, before Ted’s little speech and Kofi’s timely interruption. It’s a little weird seeing him get involved when things hardly seem about him anymore, despite being the guy who only lost the belt the previous night, but the angle has still be working out well, imo. A little surprised you had Kofi suspect the two of working together, because that’ the way I had seen the angle ultimately going, although perhaps not now. DiBiase continuing to really make digs at his father is good to see, keeping that whole thing going on, while Kofi wanting to make the immediately challenge was fine, even if it seems odd that the focus has suddenly left DiBiase Sr. now. Tazz coming out and making the announcement that the match would be taking place at Unforgiven is fine, setting up a pretty good match for the Pay-Per-View, which now has plenty of time to continue its build. Pretty good promo here – probably the best of the show thus far.

Nice little handicap match, allowing Melina to look good by continuing to fight on despite being double teamed, while also allowing the Hardy/Rhodes issue to continue with the interference to assist Morrison to a win. Good to see Morrison following up his win at SummerSlam by looking good here, while you continue on your other issues.

I like the way the cracks have been appearing in the Corporation, with the break up set to come any time now. Vince’s speech was fine, making it seem like a huge deal the way JBL and Big Show were eliminated from the Elimination Chamber, while Show’s little line that he didn’t need JBL continues to make it look like he’ll be the one set to turn face.

Interesting little tease at Morrison and Melina joining back up. No doubt it would lead to something down the line storyline-wise, but for now this was a pretty good little segment to hint at it.

Very surprised to see a clean finish to this one, as I was certain these two would be going to Unforgiven in some sort of match. Helms’ finisher seems interesting too. From your description, I’m envisioning a spine into a Go To Sleep type move, though I could well be wrong.

@ Ryder’s little interview of Rey on the way to the ring, really showing his heelishness early on. I was surprised you had Ryder interfere in the actual match, as I thought that he should have stayed in his role as host for awhile before getting involved with anything, rather than doing so on his first night. A feud with Rey is good for him though, I guess, and the victory for The Miz is great for him.

The challenge from The Miz to Morrison for a rematch at Unforgiven is okay, although Unforgiven is looking a lot like SummerSlam at the moment. Hopefully we’ll see some different matches on there as feuds develop, giving the show a bit more of its own feel.

Bischoff being back next week should be huge. I’m actually glad to see Tazz not finding out who attacked Bischoff, because Bischoff himself going on the hunt should be very interesting.

I’m glad to see you use the battle royal to continue your many other feuds that you have going, with Shad’s continued aggression, Hardy/Rhodes and Finlay/Sheamus being continued nicely. I’m not so sure about Sheamus eliminating himself, as I feel someone could have caught him off guard and eliminated him, but apart from that, the early action was all good. Big Show and JBL breaking out into a brawl was good to see too, as the time was perfect for the two to begin their issue. Orton picking up the win is fine by me too, as he has unfinished business with Batista. Not so sure about Cena being injured if he is, because he only just came back from taking time off. I’d much rather see him stick around and do something worthwhile, so hopefully he isn’t actually injured.

Not going to say much on it, but I thought the farewell to Flair was done nicely. Having the two guys he was in Evolution with come out was a nice little touch, and I thought you handled your retirement speech from him well. Good way to finish the show.


All in all, I thought this was a pretty good show. The booking was consistently good throughout, and the progression of many of your feuds with Unforgiven in mind is great to see. The match writing was okay, and your promo work throughout was pretty good too, even if I felt it could have had a little more to it. Still, a pretty good show.
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>He’s Back!<

We learnt the shocking news last night on Raw that Eric Bischoff will return next Monday night.

Bischoff was brutally attacked over six weeks ago and hasn’t been seen since he was left lying unconscious in a pool of his own blood. We were given the news by Tazz after he received a phone call from Bischoff effectively telling him his services will no longer be needed as of next week.

The investigation in to finding his attacker proved fruitless, and from what we’ve learnt throughout the investigation, Bischoff himself has no recollection of the incident. Several suspects including Randy Orton, The Corporation, William Regal & Cody Rhodes have been cleared, leaving the detectives in charge to label Triple H & Ted DiBiase as the main suspects due to their lack an alibi, motive and their presence in the arena at the time of the incident. However, due to a lack of evidence against the duo, the investigation was halted, leaving Bischoff seemingly having to sniff out the culprit himself.

It promises to be a fascinating evening next week when Raw’s General Manager returns to work. Make sure you don’t miss it!



>The End of the Road for The Nature Boy<

The career of the man so many believe is the greatest of all time came to an end at SummerSlam, and any hope of Ric Flair remaining in the WWE was dashed.

The Nature Boy addressed the audience in Oakland and announced to the world that he felt the time was right to walk away once and for all. Flair thanked all of his fans and spoke fondly of his time as a professional wrestler but said that he was finally going home to his family.

After four decades in the business, the curtain has come down on The Nature Boy’s career. He sure is going to be missed, but the show must and will go on.



>3 Unforgiven Matches Set!<


One of Tazz’s last acts last night was to make a battle royal to determine a new number one contender for the WWE Championship at Unforgiven.

Batista survived the elimination chamber at SummerSlam, eventually defeating Randy Orton to retain the title, and they will meet again after The Legend Killer eliminated John Cena to earn himself a shot at The Animal. This time it will be just the two of them when the title will be on the line, and two of Ric Flair’s mentors will battle it out for the title Orton is desperate to regain having lost it at WrestleMania.

Can he finally get his hands on it once again? We’ll find out in just under five weeks when they collide for The Animal’s WWE Championship.




Many fans around the world are still talking about their match at SummerSlam, and they’ll get to see them go at it once again at Unforgiven.

Kofi Kingston was understandably furious at losing the Intercontinental Championship after the controversial finish to the match that saw Ted DiBiase Jr’s father accidentally hit Kingston in the face with the title that now belongs to DiBiase Jr. The African superstar questioned the Hall of Famer and then demanded his rematch last night when Ted Jr was barracking his father too about what happened 24 hours earlier, but Tazz arrived on the scene and told Kofi that he will have to wait until Unforgiven for his chance to reclaim the title.

There was plenty of fire in Kofi’s belly last night and there’s sure to be when they meet in their SummerSlam rematch with the Intercontinental title at stake.




John Morrison came out on top in his match with The Miz at SummerSlam two days ago, and we found out last night that they will meet again at Raw’s exclusive pay-per-view next month.

The Miz was clearly frustrated last night, even after he defeated Rey Mysterio in singles action. He told Raw’s new host, Zack Ryder that he had spoken with Tazz earlier in the evening and announced that he had agreed to give him a rematch at Unforgiven, also adding that he believed his former partner’s victory the night before was nothing but a fluke. He’ll have the chance to prove just that, but Morrison’s on a role right now having joined forces with a familiar face, Melina last night to defeat Cody Rhodes & the Bella twins in a handicap match.

Will Morrison’s role continue or will Mr. Hollywood bring it to an end at Unforgiven?



>Cena Injured on Raw!<

During the battle royal to determine the new number one contender for the WWE Championship at Unforgiven, John Cena suffered an injury to his shoulder when he was eliminated by Randy Orton.

WWE doctors attended to him immediately after the match and it appears that Cena has indeed injured his right shoulder, and it is fairly serious. From what we understand, he will be unable to compete for about two months. Knowing Cena, it takes more than an injury to keep him down. Having just returned to Raw last month, he won’t be happy at the prospect of having to spend any more time away from the bright lights of Monday Night Raw. Will it be enough to keep him away?



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Okay, after missing Summerslam I’m glad to get back into things. A good way to start highlighting the end of Ric Flair’s career, as it probably was the biggest thing that happened, considering the WWE Title didn’t change hands.

Opening the show with Triple H? I honestly wasn’t sure who you were going to open the show with, although after the video package of Flair’s final match, this really was the only way to open up. I thought you had Trips pretty spot on, speaking about Flair and retiring Flair. The bit about this being his era was pretty good to, really nice stuff. Usually I find your promos just to be okay, but this legit sounded like a HHH promo. With that being said, I found a little issue once he began speaking about Batista. When he said there’s only one person who deserves the shot and you’re looking at him was terrific, typical Hunter, but the right now bit just threw it away for me. It just didn’t fit the situation, imo. The rest of Trips was good; I especially liked the mention of Batista crying like a baby, as we all know it would probably happen. Keeping ‘Tista short and sweet, although there was a word missing in his first line of dialogue. This happened earlier in a part of the Triple H promo as well, although I ignored it, but two times means I must mention. The bickering between the two was nicely done, and I really loved Batista’s line, where he mentioned what he’s capable of. Awesome stuff, considering we have seen what he has done in the past. Wow, I was a little shocked by the intensity of Tazz, but the whole punishment factor will work well keeping Triple H away from Batista until we get to a bigger PPV. The Battle Royal tonight should be a pretty good main event too, so a pretty promising start to the show here, mate.

. Superstars is such a boring show, imo, although I guess it does allow you to give the lower card feuds some air time.

Zack Ryder as the host of Monday Night Raw? If he’s just going to interview people like this, I’d much rather an actual interviewer do it. Ryder has apparently got all this charisma, but having him do this really isn’t going to show any of it off.

Carlito seemed pretty damn intense here, it was a good interview, and I definitely expect them to pick up the victory tonight.

A rather mediocre opening match, but hey, shit happens. The Colon’s were always going to win this, with Eugene and Goldust being jobbers. I guess it was a nice win for Carlito in his return match, or whatever, and yeah, hopefully they do something a whole lot more interesting next week.

JTG and Shad thing was alright, nothing overly great, but it seems as if Shad will be turning heel soon. Way to much tension for Shad to be just be annoyed at ‘Lito and co, imo.

I really liked Cody Rhodes interview. Keeping things going with Matt Hardy was nice, whilst also putting over The Bella Twins. I hope you make them legit divas, because they can actually go in the ring. I liked the little shot at Jeff too, a good interview here, imo.

Finlay/Kendrick is actually a match I was looking forward to, I love both the guys, but boy, Sheamus looked impressive here. The attacking with Finlay has been going on for awhile now, but I have no issue, if it continues to put this man over as a beast. Sheamus is better to be kept short in promo’s, as his accent gets a little annoying, not as bad as the English accent though. With that being said, he put over the Battle Royal and makes himself seem like a good threat in the match.

Ted DiBiase Jr. was written pretty well right from the get go. Maybe he could have spoken a little about his glorious journey to the top, but besides this, I thought his arrogance was wonderful. I don’t know if I’ve said this before, but I truly believe this is one of the best things you’ve got going right now in this entire thread. Kingston was alright, although I’m glad you kept his bit rather short, as I’m not sure how much of an in depth promo you could get with the guy. I liked Kingston’s theory, which is kind of where I want this storyline to go, but I guess we will have to wait and see. Ted’s arrogance was good, as was backing out of a possible match tonight, typical cheap way to get him some heat. Tazz out for the second time tonight? Eh, I thought this could have been done a little differently, no big deal, but you’ve had two in ring segments and both have ended with Tazz. It just seems a little repetitive to me. Anyway, Kingston was always going to keep gunning for DiBiase and I’m excited to see just how this whole thing progresses in to Unforgiven.

At this stage, Morrison and Melina are probably going to be moving on to something different, so this was a nice way to get them on the show, whilst the interference from Hardy keeps his feud with Rhodes progressing nicely. These guys need a promo next week though, imo.

McMahon trying to get The Corporation back on track is to be expected, although I doubt it will work very well. As much as I don’t like a Big Show face turn, which is where this is probably going to lead, I enjoyed this segment, but it was dominated by Vince. The confidence of Show at the end of the segment was good, too, since he is a giant and stuff. One thing though, throughout his whole speech, McMahon spoke about how JBL was on side, then said he had to go talk to JBL after finishing with Show. Does this mean Vince was lying about JBL being fine with everything, or does he need to speak to JBL again? I’m probably reading too much into things, but hey, who knows?

I like the idea of Morrison and Melina getting back together. As much as I hate love stories in wrestling, Morrison really needs a mouth piece.

Helms/Regal is a match that I would pay to see. The match seemed to be a pretty good one, probably would be match of the night so far, and well; I love both these guys, so I don’t have much to say about who won, or who lost. I wouldn’t mind the feud between the two to continue though.

The interview with Mysterio by Ryder was brilliant, finally giving him some personality. Honestly, that’s all Ryder should do, for future shows all the generic shit he did before this should be forgotten, and just let him be a prick to the faces and he’ll be gold. As if Mysterio would just be like “oh, never mind.” This really didn’t strike me as something that would happen, despite him having a match it made Mysterio seem a little bitchy.

Not exactly the same quality of the match before it, but there is definitely nothing wrong with Mysterio/Miz. The match was fairly good, and I thought the booking was great, having Miz pick up the win, but having Mysterio still looking strong as he lost due to interference. With that being said, it seems a little to sudden for Ryder to interfere, you should have had him do it next week. I don’t like it when things move to fast.

The Miz was alright on the mic, probably should have been a little more to this promo, as it was pretty hard to judge, but it seems strange for Tazz to just hand The Miz a rematch only a night removed from Summerslam, especially since it’s not like a title is involved or anything.

Eric Bischoff coming back next week? Awesome. I’ve been rather negative towards Tazz with this show, simply because he’s beginning to really irritate me, so Bischoff being back is great. I don’t know why Tazz would just be shafted straight back to Smackdown though, it seems a little strange. By the way, after Bischoff was mentioned, this promo became very dull, and Tazz didn’t have enough of his Brooklyn attitude, tbh.

Unforgiven – in full, do it. The poster having DiBiase on it makes me a happy camper.

Geez, this Battle Royal was definitely stacked, so it would have made for an interesting affair. Straight off the bat, having Paul London as a jobber in this thread, but having JTG and Shad in a program is a crime. The tension between JTG and Shad will continue the way they were eliminated, Finlay got his licks on Sheamus, JBL/Show are going to be apart now, Cena’s injured and Randy Orton is facing Batista at Unforgiven. Terrific booking giving all these angles hype in the match, good work.

Flair’s Farewell speech was written pretty well, nothing much else to add. Everything was pretty in character, except he said he loved his family and friends the most in the world, after the fans. Is Flair saying that he loves his fans more than his family, if so, it just doesn’t seem right. Besides this, everything was spot on. I thought Orton being so respectful was a little weird, especially considering his usual attitude, but I kind of thought it really added to the situation. By the way, the subtle looks between Batista and Orton was noted, good start to build up their match. Batista’s first line was really wrong, almost made it seem like Orton didn’t deserve or wasn’t allowed to pay his respects, it sounded very heelish, imo. The rest of Batista was pretty good though, and this farewell always had to end the show. Goodbye Flair.

Overall, there’s some little things with some of your promo’s, for example, giving them a little more depth that I think you might have to work on, and I’d prefer better match recaps (although that’s entirely up to you). Besides this, most of the booking was solid, I think Miz/Morrison being announced already was the only real thing I didn’t like. You’ve got heaps of mid card programs going on, atm, I’m intrigued as to what goes on between Bischoff and Triple H, I love DiBiase in this thread, so all you’ve got to do is give London something to do now and I’ll be happy. So yeah, I thought this was very solid/pretty good, keep it up.
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