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>Let The Recruiting Begin!<


As soon as CM Punk retained his World Heavyweight Championship at No Mercy last weekend he knew he would be going on to the Survivor Series to lead a team against one put together by John Cena, and last night on Smackdown both teams certainly started to take shape.

The show started off with the World Champion’s rookie, Alberto Del Rio-Ramirez introducing his mentor, and it ended with the Mexican challenging Cena to a match, only after he & Edge were announced as members of Team Punk. Edge however made it clear to Punk that as much as he wants Cena off of Smackdown due to his dislike for the former Raw superstar, he wants the title shot promised to Cena at Night of Champions if Cena leads his team to victory. If Edge can help Punk’s team to victory over Cena’s it would free up a shot at Punk’s world title. How is that going to affect the dynamics of Punk’s team and the hugely important contest at Survivor Series?

As it came down to the main event, Del Rio-Ramirez surprised many by putting up a good fight against Cena and giving him some difficult moments. Ultimately it was Cena that came through, only to fall victim afterwards to a spear by Edge. We then saw Matt Sydal attempt to save the day for Cena having been asked earlier in the night by him to be a part of his team next month. However the King of the Ring couldn’t overcome the numbers game, and then Christian shocked everyone by storming the ring, taking Edge out, then both Punk and his rookie, Del Rio-Ramirez before offering Cena his services. Cena was only too happy to oblige, and now both captains have two men on their respective teams.

It looks like the fight between Punk & Cena has started already. It sure is going to be an exciting time heading in to Survivor Series.!




We all heard The Miz say on Raw Monday night that he had something to say on Smackdown to Shawn Michaels, and boy did he leave his mark on The Heartbreak Kid last night.

Mr. Hollywood didn’t just come to Smackdown, he left Michaels on his back and challenged him to an elimination match at the Survivor Series, a challenge which Michaels was left with no choice but to accept having being jumped by The Miz & Heath Slater during his No Mercy rematch with Jack Swagger. As The Heartbreak Kid lay in front of him, The Miz announced that along with his rookie, Slater, The All-American American will also be part of his team which he described as awesome.

We’ll only find out at Survivor Series if The Miz’s team is awesome, and after being blindsided last night, you can sure as hell bet that Michaels will be all out for revenge and put Mr. Hollywood and his big mouth to the test.



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Monday Night Raw Preview
Monday 13th October 2008
Live from the University of Dayton Arena
Dayton, Ohio





The Survivor Series is drawing closer and is beginning to take shape with no fewer than three further matches being announced last week and the possibility of more this coming week.

In addition to the WWE Championship between Batista, Randy Orton & Triple H and the elimination match composing teams led by John Cena and the World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk, we learned that The Big Show will meet John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield in a Hell in a Cell match that will see the loser leave the WWE. Also Ted DiBiase discovered that he will be taking on The Undertaker from Eric Bischoff while Shawn Michaels accepted The Miz’s challenge to an elimination match Friday night on Smackdown.

Fresh off challenging JBL to the career ending match last Monday night, The Big Show will be in action this week when he teams up with his rookie, Justin Gabriel to take on another mentor/rookie combination in the shape of Randy Orton & Darren Young. The World’s Largest Athlete showed no remorse for injuring Shane McMahon, provoking an understandably furious response from the remaining Corporation members, and tomorrow night he & Gabriel will face a tough challenge against Orton & Young. The Viper surprised many last week by finding a way to co-exist with Batista on their way to a victory, and he’ll be looking to go back-to-back with another win in Dayton as he prepares for his WWE Championship match next month. Only one mentor/rookie combination will be able to emerge victorious. Make sure you tune in to Raw tomorrow night to find out which duo that will be!

We were all surprised by Orton last week, however no one was more surprised than Batista. The Animal made it clear to The Viper he doesn’t trust him, but will he feel differently now after their victory last week? If so and they do manage to co-exist, what does that mean for their former Evolution team-mate, Triple H? It looks like the odds may be shifting against The Game and you have to know he won’t like that one bit.

It was a tough week for Triple H as he went toe to toe with The Undertaker on his Raw return and he threw the towel in by getting himself disqualified thanks to a low blow. He then went after his trusty sledgehammer to give the phenom his own personal welcome to Raw only The Undertaker had other ideas. That was until Ted DiBiase & Ezekiel Jackson stormed the ring to take down The Dead-Man, and DiBiase ended the mugging with a shot to the skull of his Survivor Series opponent with The Game’s sledgehammer. It was a strong message of intent from the confident third generation superstar, but surely he has to realise that The Undertaker will be coming back for retribution, and soon! Just how long will he wait before going after him?

The Miz was out to prove he didn’t turn his back on a fight with Shawn Michaels at No Mercy last week, so much so that he’s found himself in the position of leading a team against one put together by The Heartbreak Kid at the Survivor Series. He went about his mission in the typical Miz way by jumping Michaels during his No Mercy rematch with Jack Swagger Friday night on Smackdown before challenging him without giving Michaels the chance to respond. Later on however, he did and it was emphatic. Mr. Hollywood returns to home turf on Raw tomorrow night to take on Kofi Kingston who’s going through a slump right now. Will he be able to turn it round when he meets The Miz in Dayton tomorrow? Tune in to find out!

Christopher Daniels & Kaval booked their place in the final of the World Tag Team Championship tournament last week after defeating JTG and his rookie, Homicide. They’ll find out who their opponents will be at the Survivor Series when the two teams battling to face them collide live tomorrow night. Matt Hardy & Gregory Helms will take on Rey Mysterio and his rookie, Mystico, and last week Mystico gained a confidence boosting win over Shannon Moore. They all shook hands after the bell last Monday but this week the gloves will well & truly be off when the friends go all out to join Daniels & Kaval in the final. Only one of them however will make it. Make sure you don’t miss it to see just which of them will be heading to the Survivor Series to fight it out for the gold.

It seems that the Colon brothers have been able to do what no one else has in consistently frustrate the undefeated Intercontinental Champion, Sheamus. He was hell bent on getting his hands on the brothers cool last week and yet again they managed to dodge The Celtic Warrior’s clutches after he attacked Carlito’s opponent, Orlando Jordan as he made his way to the ring for action. This week we will see Sheamus in action against Goldust, and if his mood in recent weeks is anything to go by Goldust could be in for a tough night to say the least.

For all this and more, make sure you don’t miss Raw tomorrow night live from Dayton, Ohio!



>Confirmed for Raw This Week<

World Tag Team Championship Tournament – Second Semi Final
Matt Hardy & Gregory Helms vs. Rey Mysterio & Mystico

Plus

The Big Show & Justin Gabriel vs. Randy Orton & Darren Young

Kofi Kingston
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I haven't been following lately so I don't really know what the hell is going on. I've said it plenty of times before, but I really plan on keeping up with this thread. The tag tournament semi final match should own, tbh. Four guys who can all get it done in the ring, I'm hoping they get a decent amount of time. Miz/Kingston should be good as well, whilst the other match booked doesn't really interest me. Anyway, really hoping with a couple of good promos this show delivers. I'll definitely be reading.
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Monday Night Raw
Monday 13th October 2008
Live from the University of Dayton Arena
Dayton, Ohio





*Video Recap*
From Last Week

Mr. McMahon
and his son, John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield enter the arena with faces like thunder, met by a ton of heat from the fans. They look in to the crowd with disgust as they stomp their way down the ramp and in to the ring where Vince wastes no time in demanding a microphone from Lilian Garcia. He stops & stares in to the stands, shaking his head with disgust as his music cuts, still having boos thrown at him, angering Layfield just as much.

Vince McMahon:
SSHHHHUT UP!

*Major Heat*

Vince McMahon: I bet you’re loving this aren’t you? I bet you’re all getting some sick kick out of what happened t’ my son Shane last week, but let me tell you this; myself and John certainly aren’t. You might’ve enjoyed seeing him carried out of the arena on a stretcher last week at the hands of The Big Show but let me assure you that we are going to ensure we get retribution for Shane. What The Big Show did was nothing short of despicable, and thanks to his unprovoked actions, Shane will be lucky if he can walk by the New Year.

“Back in Black”

Eric Bischoff hits the stage for a second time tonight, not looking as relaxed as he was earlier. With a microphone in hand, he looks down at what’s left of The Corporation, and they’re not at all pleased to see Raw’s Head of Authority.


Eric Bischoff:
Vince f’ once I can understand your pain. No one wants to see anyone get injured, least of all me, however as you know injuries, well they’re just a part of this business. What happened t’ Shane was unfortunate but like I said, these things happen.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: . . . One of those things? ONE OF THOSE THINGS? BIG SHOW CHOKESLAMMED SHANE THROUGH THAT ANNOUNCE TABLE FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER AND YOU’RE TELLING US IT’S JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS? HOW WOULD YOU FEEL ERIC IF I MARCHED UP THERE RIGHT NOW AND THREW YOU IN TO THIS GATHERING OF PLEBIANS AND I PUT IT DOWN AS JUST ONE OF THOSE THI. . .

“Crank It Up”

A huge cheer breaks out as The Big Show and his rookie, Justin Gabriel walk out to join Bischoff on the stage, both dressed casually and with Show in a possession of a microphone. Vince & J.B.L. glare up at him with fury in their eyes, not amusing Show all that much as he stares back at them.


The Big Show:
Hey John, since it looks like you wanna make threats, why don’t you come up here right now? I’ve got no problem doing to you what I did t’ Shane. . . This ain’t got anything t’ do with Eric. This is about you punks an’ me. I said after Unf’given I was gonna get some payback an’ last week was just the start. From where I’m standin’, there’s still two of. . .

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: . . . Congratulations Show, there are two of us standing here, however I regret to inform you that last week wasn’t the start of any retribution you have in mind. It was the first and final act of retribution. I won’t allow you or anyone to inflict any further suffering on my father.

The Big Show: Well John, don’t worry. It’s not Vince I’m after. . . it’s you. See John I know that hurting you an’ Shane will hurt your dad anyway. The thought of watching Vince suffer while I hurt you. . .

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: . . . YOU CAN GET THAT THOUGHT OF YOUR HEAD RIGHT NOW BECAUSE IT’S NOT GOING T’ HAPPEN. . . We told you before Unf’given we’re not threatened by anyone. You might’ve put Shane in the hospital but we’re not intimidated by you Show.

The Big Show: . . . Hold on Eric I’m almost done. . . J-B-L, how about you put your money where your mouth is? You might think you’re untouchable and I’m gonna give you the chance t’ prove it. . . I wanna settle this once an’ f’ all, and there’s only one way or place I know t’ do it. You might know it as hell in a cell.

*Massive Pop*

J.B.L. & Vince are taken aback by that one.

The Big Show:
Oh that’s not all. I won’t be happy just crushing you. I want you gone John, f’ good. I want your career on the line, and when I win we won’t have t’ see you ever again.

J.B.L. turns his head and looks up at Show.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield:
I’ll agree to your proposal on one condition, if you agree to put your career on the line too, then I’ll more than happily accept and end your miserable career.

The Big Show: Hey that’s fine with me. You’re on!

“Crank It Up” plays with the surprised looking Bischoff turning to Show with Vince doing the same in the ring with his son, but both Show & Layfield only focused on each other.

***

The WWE Champion, Batista is getting ready in his locker room for his tag team match later on when Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley walks in. She’s looking far more composed than last week, still a little low key as Batista hears the door close and turns round, looking surprised to see her standing there.

Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley:
Hi.

Batista: Hey Steph, what are you doing here here?

Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley: Actually, I’m fine. I feel a lot better now than I have in a long time. It feels like a weight’s been lifted you know and I wanted to thank you for looking out for me like you did last week. It’s nice to know that I have someone I can rely on right now, so I wanted to come by and say thank you in person.

Steph gently strokes his arm, again surprising The Animal.

Batista:
Hey don’t mention it. Of all people I know what Hun’er can be like, but y’know if he gives you anymore problems all you have t’ do is call me right?

Steph smiles and hugs an awkward looking Batista.

Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley:
You’re a big baby really aren’t you?

Steph pulls away just as Randy Orton & Darren Young walk in and they look stunned to see Batista & Steph in a compromising position.

Randy Orton:
Well I hope we’re not interrupting anything.

Batista: Oh you’d like that wouldn’t you Randy so you can go run tell Hun’er?

Randy Orton: Whoa Dave, what makes you say that? Like I said last week my big problem’s Hun’er. After ev’rything we’ve been through I think you can appreciate that. You an’ I may not see eye t’ eye Dave but my only problem with you is that you’ve got the one thing I want, the W-W-E title. My problem like yours with Hun’er runs deeper than that. We’ve both been stabbed in the back by him. We need t’ make sure we’ve got each other’s back, and I know that’s going t’ sound strange but you have to know it makes sense. I know you understand and I know you hate Hun’er as much as I do. . . I’m here telling you to your face that I want nothing more than t’ be the W-W-E Champion but I’m going to do it in the ring at Survivor Series the right way. Can you say that about Hun’er? I know I can’t. You have t’ trust me on this, and later on you’ll have no choice but t’ trust me. . .

Batista: Yeah well we’ll wait an’ see won’t we Randy but the only person I’m looking out for right now is me.

Randy Orton: From where I’m standing it looks like there’s someone else and just ask yourself Dave what Hun’er would think if he was here right now. I don’t think he’d be too happy d’ you? Think about what I’ve said Dave and I’ll see you out there.

Orton calmly turns round and leaves the room, followed by his rookie, Young.

Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley:
Is it me or has he actually got a point?

Batista: I hate t’ say it but I think you’re right, not that I like it.

Dave & Steph look at each other with Orton’s words remaining firmly with them.

***

Batista & Randy Orton w/Darren Young vs. Ted DiBiase & Ezekiel Jackson w/Maryse

To the surprise of most, Orton & Batista managed to co-exist comfortably, but The Animal was very wary to say the least. As the match entered its closing stages, Batista & Jackson were the legal men and the rookie was leaving his mark on the WWE Champion. He managed to dodge a spear and within a second he grabbed The Animal and tossed him about like a rag doll with a release belly to belly suplex. DiBiase was looking very proud of his rookie, but The Animal wasn’t done yet. Jackson was on top but after an irish whip, Batista held on to the top rope and drove his boot down the onrushing Jackson’s throat, sending him staggering away from the ropes.

DiBiase panicked and ran across the apron, only to get knocked down by the WWE Champion, and as the dazed rookie turned round, Batista flew at him and took him down with a hellacious spear. With the crowd cheering, Batista went for the cover only for Jackson to get his shoulder up before three. Looking slightly disappointed, Batista took his time in standing back up, watching Jackson squirm. DiBiase was back up and sensed the danger, as did the worried Maryse on the outside too. Ted slipped back in the ring behind The Animal, but fortunately Orton saw him and raced in to the ring himself.

He charged across and took DiBiase down with a clothesline, and as he picked himself back up he found himself on the end of an RKO. The crowd were cheering in a big way as DiBiase rolled out to the floor and Batista stared right at Orton, not sure what to make of his partner. Orton just stared back as Jackson made it back up to his feet, still showing the effects of the spear, and gaining Batista’s attention again. The WWE Champion went to the finish the job, nailing him with a spinebuster as Orton left the ring and went back to his corner. Batista glanced back at his partner before dragging the fallen Jackson back up and setting him up for the Batista Bomb.

The crowd were going nuts and they rose to their feet as The Animal showed off his own strength by lifting the rookie up above his head and sending him crashing down to the mat before covering him to pick up the victory for him & Orton to a huge pop. “In The End” played with the fans still cheering as Orton entered the ring as Batista was passed his WWE title. They looked awkwardly at each other as a frustrated DiBiase sat up on the outside, still a little groggy. Orton nodded his head at Batista in the ring and then left the ring to walk back up the ramp with his own rookie, Young, turning back and looking back in the ring, leaving the puzzled Batista with something to think about.


***

*The Main Event*
The Undertaker vs. Triple H

The Game watched intently as Taker clawed his way back up until he couldn’t wait any longer, snapping and pulling his opponent in to place for the Pedigree. The crowd booed but for no long as the phenom countered with a back body drop. Trips wasn’t down for long and as he got back up to a vertical base, he reversed an irish whip and connected with a high knee strike. The Game then dragged his arm across his neck, signalling the end was near and then did the unthinkable, scooping Taker up in to place for a Tombstone Piledriver. The crowd were in shock, but to their relief & ecstasy, Taker managed to counter, only somewhat though as The King of Kings slipped down to safety behind him and low blowed The Dead-Man, earning himself a disqualification.

It didn’t seem to bother him one bit as he just stared down remorselessly at Taker writhing around on the mat. He then turned to the apron and left the ring, only to collect his trusty sledgehammer to a ton of heat. The crowd booed like mad, looking very worried for their hero who looked to be in impending danger as Triple H menacingly climbed back in the ring with his familiar ally. He slowly walked towards Taker as the phenom clawed himself back up, totally unaware of what was waiting for him with the crowd desperately trying to warn. The Game was gunning for him and lifted the sledgehammer up above his head, and as Taker turned round he brought it down, but Taker stopped him before it could hit his head by grabbing The Game’s throat.

The crowd cheered and Taker responded by planting The Game with a chokeslam to a huge roar. The sledgehammer fell out of Triple H’s hand as he hit the mat, and Taker’s eyes were fixed on it. He stared at it for several seconds before grabbing it to a massive pop. The Undertaker familiarised himself with The Game’s own weapon as Triple H began to sit up, and then we heard a ton of boos break out. We then saw Ted DiBiase & Ezekiel Jackson storm the ring and jump Taker, clubbing him down to his knees. The boos continued to ring round as the intense duo stomped all over him. They then backed away as Taker was squirming around on the mat and Triple H dragged himself back on his ass in to the corner. He watched on as DiBiase instructed Jackson to take action, and the rookie dragged him up like a rag doll as Maryse walked out in to the arena and down the ramp with a big smile on her face.

Jackson looked mean as hell as he then planted Taker with the Book of Ezekiel. More boos rang out as DiBiase then turned his head, looked down and saw the sledgehammer. A light bulb went off above his head and he bent down to pick it up, then shouted more instructions at his rookie. Jackson dragged the lifeless Taker up as DiBiase psyched himself up, getting extremely fired up, and as Jackson pushed Taker forward, DiBiase levelled him with the sledgehammer to a barrage of boos. Sat down in the corner, The Game smirked as DiBiase & Jackson stared down intensely at Taker, who lay flat out on the mat. DiBiase then dropped the sledgehammer as “Priceless” played and threw his arms up in the air standing above his Survivor Series opponent’s body. He then laughed at the crowd’s booing him before the curtain came down on this week’s Raw with The Game still smiling in the corner as DiBiase stood tall with Maryse cuddling up to him looking very proud of her boyfriend.



*Opening Video*
“Wanna Be Loved”



*Cut to the Arena*


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


Jim Ross:
Good evening ev’ryone an’ welcome to Monday Night Raw, live t’night in Dayton Ohio an’ what a night it’s going t’ be. Not only will we see the second semi final in the tournament t’ crown new World Tag Team Champions, the W-W-E Champion Batista will be in action live right here t’night. Plus The Miz, fresh from his trip t’ Smackdown last Friday night will be going one on one with Kofi Kingston, but that’s not all folks. In our main event we’ve got a mentor an’ rookie combination tag team showdown when The Big Show joins forces with his rookie, the exciting young South African Justin Gabriel t’ take on ‘The Viper’ Randy Orton and his rookie Darren Young.

Jerry Lawler: It’s gonna be quite the night J-R that’s f’ sure, but I also hear that young punk Ted DiBiase is going to come out here at some point t’night to address The Undertaker. That kid’s biting off more than he can chew.

Jim Ross: If that’s true King he’s a braver man than I, and after what he did t’ the dead man last week he may be best having second thoughts ‘cause he’s playing with fire. He better be careful ‘cause he might just get burned.

Jerry Lawler: I sure hope so J-R.


*Video Recap*
From Last Week

Carlito w/Eddie Colon vs. Orlando Jordan

Carlito was waiting in the ring with his brother, Eddie for his opponent, but as Jordan made his entrance and walked down the ramp, he was jumped by The Celtic Warrior & Intercontinental Champion, Sheamus. The intense Irishman clubbed him across and pummelled him on the ramp before firing him in to the barricade, surprising the hell out of the Puerto Rican siblings in the ring. They looked on as Sheamus glared at them and slowly walked towards the steps and menacingly entered the ring.

Realising he had no choice but to act, Carlito charged at him but ran right in to a big boot from the scary as hell Irishman. Eddie looked scared to say the least as Sheamus walked towards him and then exploded with a fury of right hands before whipping him in to the ropes and connecting with a Brogue Kick. Eddie was all but out for the count while his brother began to stir on the mat. The Celtic Warrior went right after Eddie and dragged him in to position for the High Cross as medics attended to Jordan on the ramp.

Sheamus was focused on one thing and one thing only, but fortunately for Eddie, big brother came to the rescue and dragged him down to safety and pulled him out of the ring while sliding out himself too to escape the frenzied Intercontinental Champion. Sheamus was livid and glared at them, watching them walk round the ring, getting out of harm’s way. He then went looking for a microphone, still fuming as he collected one from Lilian Garcia.

Result: Non-Starter.

Sheamus: You wanna run away again huh fella? Fine, have it your way, but let me make this clear for ya. Y’can’t escape f’ever Carlito. I will get my hands on ya I promise an’ it ain’t gonna be fun let me tell ya, an’ when I’m done it won’t just be your brother who gets hurt. Only this time neither of y’will be comin’ back. I’m gonna make sure of it if it’s the last thing I do.

“Written in Your Face” plays to a chorus of boos as Sheamus drops the microphone and glares up at the not so jovial Puerto Rican siblings on the ramp. Sheamus picks his Intercontinental Championship up off the mat and throws it over his shoulder, still very angry having left a definite impression on Carlito & Eddie Colon.


*Cut to the Arena*


*The Opening Contest*
Non-Title Match
Goldust w/Eugene vs. Sheamus


The Celtic Warrior was one angry man from the moment he stepped out to the stage, and that was bad news for Goldust. The Intercontinental Champion was all over him as soon as the bell rung, causing some serious concern for Eugene on the outside in Goldust’s corner. Sheamus meant business in a big way and his aggression brought him a warning from the ref which in turn brought a fightback from Goldust. The Irishman was left stunned to the joy of the crowd who were getting right behind Goldie. The excitable Eugene encouraged him, but as Goldust came back off the ropes looking for a bulldog, Sheamus turned round and nailed him with a ferocious clothesline.

He backed away in to the corner and watched intensely as his opponent made his way back up, and as Goldust made it back up to his feet Sheamus charged at him and levelled him with the Brogue Kick. It knocked Goldust spark out, not that the Intercontinental Champion cared. The sadistic looking Irishman dragged him right back up and pulled him in to place for the High Cross. Goldust was helpless and found himself sent crashing down in to the canvas with Sheamus crawling across on his knees to make the count and pick up the victory. He wasn’t in any mood to celebrate at the bell and pulled his arm away from the referee as he tried to raise it before walking over to the apron and demanding a microphone.

Winner: Sheamus by pinfall.

Sheamus: Carlito, I know you’re back there y’little coward wit’ dat weakling of a brother but how ‘bout y’grow a pair an’ come out here t’ face me like a man f’ a change? If not, you leave me with just one option fella, t’ come back there an’ get ya m’self, an’ trust me I’ve got no problem doin’ that. So what’s it t’ be?

Sheamus steps back and waits for Carlito, and he doesn’t have to wait long as “Cool” plays and Carlito walks out to the stage in his ring gear and one of his T-shirts along with his brother, Eddie Colon. Sheamus cracks a smile, looking very happy to see the Puerto Rican who’s tormented him as of late, and Carlito has a microphone in hand.

Carlito:
Hey, jus’ so ju know Casper, Carlito doesn’t like being called a coward. . .

Sheamus: . . . Well I’m sorry fella but dat’s exactly what you are. There’s only one way t’ prove you’re not, by comin’ down here right now an’ get the beatin’ you’ve been askin’ for f’weeks.

Carlito: Ju want me t’ come down there right now? Hey, dat’s cool but on one condition. . . ju put that Intercontinental title o’ yours on the line.

*Big Pop*

Sheamus: If that’s what it’s gonna take I ain’t got a problem wit’ dat whatsoever. All that’s left for ya t’ do now tough man is bring y’self down here so I can finally beat the crap out o’ ya.

Carlito takes his shirt off looking well up for it and heads down the ramp with Eddie as Sheamus gives his title back to the referee.

?:
Hold it right there Carlito.

The camera cuts to the top of the stage where Eric Bischoff walks to with a microphone in hand, and he doesn’t look too happy. Neither do Carlito & Sheamus as they look up at him with Carlito at the bottom of the ramp.

Eric Bischoff:
Now I know you guys haven’t exactly been getting along recently but there’s only person around here who decides what matches take place and that’s me, and I say this match is not going t’ happen t’night.

*Major Heat*

Bischoff ignores the boos, and Carlito throws his arms up, frustratedly asking Bischoff why. Sheamus too isn’t happy in the ring as he looks up at Raw’s Head of Authority.

Eric Bischoff:
I can understand all your reactions but the fact is Sheamus, you’ve just had a match and I’m not going to let you put that title at stake just like that. However since I’m out here there is something I’d like you t’ know, especially since it involves the both of you.

Sheamus & Carlito are confused, not sure what’s going on as Bischoff holds their total attention.

Eric Bischoff:
As I’m sure you’re all aware we’re not too far away from the Survivor Series and I’m proud to announce that having spoken with my Smackdown counterpart, there will be an inter-promotional elimination match between Raw and Smackdown that night.

*Big Pop*

Eric Bischoff: Now where you guys come in to it is that you two are the first members of Team Raw. In fact, Sheamus you will be leading Team Raw as captain.

*Some Boos*

Sheamus picks up the microphone he dropped before, not all that pleased by the look on his face.

Sheamus:
With all due respect Bischoff, it’s an honour t’ be made captain, but there’s no way in hell I’m havin’ him on my team.

Eric Bischoff: Well Sheamus that’s not your decision t’ make. I decide who represents my show and I say both you and Carlito will be on Team Raw and that’s final. Now if you don’t want to be on the team or captain, that’s fine. The reason I chose you f’ the job was you’ve been almost unstoppable, unbeatable if you will since you arrived, and that’s exactly what I want my team t’ be. I want my captain to ensure my team beats Smackdown, which in turn will make you look good, make Raw look good and essentially make me look good. You make that happen Sheamus and that’s only going to be good for you, I promise you that.

Sheamus: Y’know what Bischoff? You’re right. It’ll be an honour t’ lead Raw t’ vict’ry, an’ with me as captain I guarantee we’ll destroy Team Smackdown even wit’ dat useless coward on board.

“Written In Your Face” plays to a mixed reaction with Bischoff looking impressed with his smirking captain while Carlito & Eddie don’t know how to react.


*Video Promo*

We’re shown a split screen of Mia Rain & Kelly Kelly walking through the back on the way to the ring for when we return after the break.


*Commercial Break*


*Match #2*
Kelly Kelly vs. Mia Rain


Kelly may have received some strong support from the fans and some silent encouragement from the Women’s Champion, Melina as she watched on from the announce table, sharing some awkward glances with her fierce critic, Rain. Kelly never really threatened with the exception of when Rain allowed herself to get distracted by Melina. When she turned round, she received a shock when Kelly sat up and rolled her in to an inside cradle. Rain kicked out and was in for a shock as they raced back up to their feet with Kelly nailing her with a roundhouse kick. The crowd were cheering like mad as she frantically jumped down on top of Mia going for the cover only to see Rain get her shoulder up at the count of two.

Melina was left disappointed at the announce table as she watched closely, seeing Kelly sit up looking devastated. She helped pull a groggy Rain back up before running back in to the ropes, but as she came back Rain grabbed her around the waist and planted her with a backbreaker. Kelly bravely got her shoulder up but she couldn’t hold on moments later when she fell victim to Acid Rain, a bridging strait-jacket electric chair drop. The ref counted to three to give Mia the win, much to her smug satisfaction as she walked over to the apron to look down at the unimpressed Melina. Just as they were staring at each other intently, Kelly was squirming and the camera switched to a shot of a large black woman enter the ring to the surprise of the referee and the fans.

Melina looked past and saw the menacing woman lock her sights on Kelly, and as the beaten diva got to her knees, she was hauled up with total ease and driven in to the mat courtesy of a sit-down powerbomb. Rain & Melina both looked on in shock, and Rain caught the mystery woman’s attention as she stood up. She glared at Mia, leaving her no option but to flee the ring for her own safety. This scarily dangerous woman walked over to the ropes and watched her head round the floor and to the ramp while Melina entered the ring to check on Kelly, and then the behemoth turned her head to see the Women’s Champion there in front of her.

Melina panicked and crawled across the mat dragging Kelly with her by the arms, but the other woman had other ideas and quickly grabbed Kelly by the legs to pull her back in the ring. Melina could only look on, as did Rain on the ramp as Kelly was subjected to a lifting double underhook facebuster to heat from the crowd. The menacing newcomer stood up and stared down at Kelly before turning her head in Melina’s direction, and there was horror on her face and everyone’s round ringside as Kelly lay there helpless with this remorseless, intimidating beast stood over her. JR & King were stunned also, not knowing who she was but talked just how dangerous this woman is.

Winner: Mia Rain by pinfall.


*Cut Backstage*


There appears to be some awkwardness in the production area where Vince McMahon & John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield stand, both wearing suits. JBL is looking very serious indeed, as is his father.

Vince McMahon:
I know last week John I wasn’t at all happy with how easily you agreed to put your career on the line against Big Show at Survivor Series. It was a huge decision to put almost everything you have on the line, especially inside hell in a cell but I want you to know that I do believe in you, one hundred percent. I know you can and will beat The Big Show, and the fact you’re doing it for both me an’ Shane too means a lot. I know that the last year or so hasn’t been easy for any of us but I want you to know that I very much consider you a member of my family, just as much as Shane, and I know he’ll respect what you’re doing for the reputation of our family as much as I do. Our family has dominated this industry for decades and will do for many more to come, and t’ know you will be part of that makes me very proud son.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: To be part of this family and its dominance makes me proud too. I am proud to be your son, and at the Survivor Series when I end the career of the largest yet dumbest athlete in the world, I will make you the proudest father in the world, however I’m not just doing this for you an’ Shane. I’m doing this f’ me too. A selfish part of me wants to tear Big Show limb from limb inside that cell and that’s exactly what I’m going to. . .

JBL looks over his father’s shoulder, confusing Vince, who then turns round to see his daughter, Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley walk towards them. JBL doesn’t look pleased to see her, and there’s some clear tension between father & daughter.

Vince McMahon:
Stephanie, what on earth are you doing here?

Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley: Look dad I know the last year’s been tough for us all but you have t’ know I’m really sorry for what happened t’ Shane. I don’t want to see either of you get hurt and he doesn’t either.

Vince McMahon: How do you know what Shane wants huh?

Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley: Well I went to see him after. . .

Vince McMahon: . . . You’ve seen Shane? He hasn’t said anything about that t’ me.

Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley: Can you blame him dad? He’s worried just like I am. The last thing we want is for the same thing t’ happen t’ you, and if you keep on winding up The Big Show like you are doing, you might. Despite ev’rything I don’t want that t’ happen to you dad.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield: With all due respect Stephanie, I won’t let that happen.

Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley: It happened to Shane, what makes you think it won’t happen t’ him too huh?

JBL steps forward and stares right at her, surprisingly not intimidating her.

John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield:
That stopped being your concern when you turned your back on him for the sake of your husband, and look how that turned out sis’.

Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley: Don’t ever call me that John.

?: HEY.

‘The Animal’ Batista storms his way in to the shot wearing his gear and gets in between Steph & JBL, pushing him away from her and giving JBL a long, menacing look.

Batista:
You alright Steph?

Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley: Yeah I’m fine.

Batista: You sure about that?

Vince McMahon: Well Steph, thanks for your concern but I assure you I’ll be fine. Come on son.

Not looking all that sincere, Vince walks past her with JBL shrugging past the ready to snap WWE Champion, who watches them go.

Batista:
Seriously Steph, is ev’rything okay?

Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley: What do you think? I’ve got the divorce t’ deal with, the kids are playing up, Shane’s in a real bad way and now dad’s getting himself in too deep with The Big Show. . .

Batista: . . . Steph, Vince is more than capable of looking after himself and so should you. Right now you’ve only gotta think about yourself an’ the girls. F’get about ev’rything else, it’s you an’ the girls that matter.

Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley: Yeah you’re right, thanks. You’ve been great, again. Hey, what would you say about going getting a drink after the show and catch up? My mum’s got the girls t’night so I’ve got a night off for a change.

Batista: Yeah okay. I’ve got a match any minute but I’ll meet you after?

Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley: Okay great. I’ll see you later. Good luck with the match.

Batista: Thanks.

The Animal walks away and Steph watches him go with a smile on her face and then walks the other way. The camera then pans to the right and there stands the angry figure of Triple H, seemingly watching just went on between his rival & wife. The camera zooms in on him as he looks all set to explode with rage.


*Commercial Break*


“Radio”

‘The Long Island Loudmouth’ Zack Ryder
walks out to the stage to heat from the crowd and is stopped by the Raw host, his replacement, Leticia Cline. Ryder’s all smiles this evening as his music grinds to a halt.

Leticia Cline:
Zack, in just a matter of moments you’re going to be taking on the W-W-E Champion Batista. How exactly are you feeling right now going in to this match that most people would say is the biggest of your short career so far?

Zack Ryder: Biggest match of my career? You’re damn right it is. This is huge for the Big Z. I’m taking on Batista, the W-W-E Champion. It doesn’t get any bigger than that baby, except it is t’night ‘cause not only am I gonna get in the ring with Batista, I’m gonna beat Batista. Yeah, you heard me right. I’m gonna do the unthinkable an’ shock the entire world by beatin’ Batista here t’night in Dayton Ohio, then I’m gonna host the biggest party the world’s ever seen. That’s a guarantee baby ‘cause it came from me, the Big Z, Zack Ryder.

“Radio” resumes and the extremely confident Ryder heads down the ramp smiling at the fans, some of which are laughing at him. He heads in the ring and removes his jacket and shades, then gets ready to greet his opponent.

“In The End”

A huge pop greets the WWE Champion, Batista as he races out to the stage, going to each side and posing for his adoring fans. He then walks back to the centre where Leticia is waiting to speak with him. His music cuts as Ryder watches on in anticipation.

Leticia Cline:
Batista, in about a month from now you’ll be defending the W-W-E Championship in a triple threat match at the Survivor Series against Randy Orton an’ Triple H, and last week you teamed up with Randy and you won. Were you surprised about how well you were able to team with him considering ev’rything you’ve been through and with the match coming up at Survivor Series?

Batista: Honestly? Yeah. I’ve known Randy a long time and I know better than anyone he’s as slippery as they come. I don’t know what he’s up to and no matter what he says I’ll never trust Randy Orton, even after last week.

Leticia Cline: Well I don’t think any of your fans here t’night would disagree with you there and I’m sure they’d like to wish you luck in your matches both t’night and at the Survivor Series. Good luck.

Batista: Thanks Leticia.

The WWE Champion makes his way down the ramp as his music resumes to another big cheer, and The Animal is focused tonight and locks his eyes on the now slightly intimidated looking Ryder.


*Match #3*
Non-Title Match
Batista vs. Zack Ryder


The Animal gave Ryder a rough time in the opening minutes, but the former Raw host wasn’t there to bow down to the WWE Champion. Batista wasn’t in full throttle as you’d expect, holding back against a lesser opponent, and Ryder was able to trouble the big man. The Long Island native showed some serious spirit, and after fighting his way down from an attempted running powerslam, he ducked a clothesline from The Animal and caught him with a swinging neckbreaker. Despite seeing Batista kick out, Ryder rushed to his feet with a face full of optimism, urging the WWE Champion to get up. It didn’t take long and Ryder made the mistake of trying for an irish whip.

Batista reversed it and sent his opponent in to the corner before running in at him, but Ryder lifted his boot up in to his face, sending him staggering out of the corner. The opportunistic Ryder climbed to the top rope and then connected with a missile dropkick. He scrambled across to make the cover only to see Batista comfortably kick out at two. This time Ryder felt the frustration but took the fight to The Animal, jumping right on him with a side headlock. The WWE Champion fought his way through it and countered with a side suplex. As both men made it to their feet, Ryder was fired in to the ropes and fell victim to a spinning side slam. He toughed it out and picked himself back up, walking right in to a spear to the delight of the crowd.

Ryder got his shoulder up to the surprise of the crowd but Batista wasn’t done there and sealed the deal with a spinebuster followed by a ferocious Batista Bomb to a massive pop, picking up the victory over the brave Big Z. He lifted his title aloft to an almighty cheer from the crowd while getting his arm raised, but then out of nowhere “The Game” blasted out and Triple H stormed out in to the arena, pacing down the ramp and in to the ring as Ryder rolled out of the ring and out of shot. The stunned WWE Champion watched his rival the whole way, and as The Game entered the ring he wasted no time in getting in Batista’s face, going nose to nose with him with a face like thunder. Eventually he stepped back and went to get a microphone with Batista still watching his every step as the music cut, allowing the intense Triple H the chance to get things off his chest.

Winner: Batista by pinfall.

Triple H: I’m going to ask you this just once Dave and you better tell me the truth. . . what the hell’s going on between you an’ my wife?

The crowd watch on intently as HHH glares right at the un-intimidated Animal.

Triple H:
If there’s something going on Dave, you better tell me right now. It’s bad enough you’ve got your hands on my title, now you want my wife too. . .

Batista snaps and grabs the microphone from him, surprising the intense Triple H.

Batista:
. . . YOU WANNA KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON WITH ME AN’ STEPH?. . . Nothing. That’s what’s going on, not that it’s got anything t’ do with you since you walked out on her an’ your kids, all f’ what? A title? This title means a lot t’ me, a hell of a lot, but not more than my family. You, you’re a selfish son of a bitch and you don’t deserve Stephanie. All I’m doing is looking out for her an’ being a friend because her so called husband’s treated her like crap.

*Big Pop*

Hunter stares right at him, looking like he’s going to unload on him, but he doesn’t and just steals the microphone back.

Triple H:
What goes on with me an’ Steph is none of your business, but I’ll tell you what Dave. . .

“I hear voices in my head. . .”

‘The Viper’ Randy Orton
walks out to the stage calmly along with his rookie, Darren Young by his side. They’re met by a largely negative reception with some cheers mixed in, and they’re both in their ring gear, getting the full attention of Triple H & Batista. They look up at Orton, also wearing one of his trademark T-shirts as his music stops.

Randy Orton:
To be perfectly honest Hun’er, Dave’s right. You walked out on Stephanie. She’s fair game.

Triple H: If I were you Randy I’d shut my mouth. It’s got nothing to do with Batista and it sure as hell has nothing to do with you.

Randy Orton: Actually Hun’er you’re wrong. It became my business when you screwed me out of the W-W-E Championship at Unf’given. I had it in the bag until you came along. You had no right being there, but at Survivor Series you won’t stop me taking back what’s mine, not yours. No one will be able to stop me taking back the W-W-E title.

*Heat*

Randy Orton: The Survivor Series has become my event from the first time I competed there. I’ve been the last man standing on no less than three occasions. Last year I beat The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels all by myself, and this year I will be the last man standing again, this time as the new W-W-E Champion.

*Major Heat*

Randy Orton: You’ve made your bed Hun’er, now you have to lie in it. You have to accept that you’re not getting your wife back, and more importantly you have to accept that at the Survivor Series you won’t be getting the W-W-E title back. Even you Dave have to accept that only one of us will walk out champion and that’s me.

“Voices” plays again to more heat as Orton looks down intently at his former Evolution team mates, who both stare back at him and then each other as Orton & Young turn round and walk to the back.


*Video Promo*

We’re now fortunate enough to be shown a shot of The Miz in confident mood and his rookie, Heath Slater making their way through the back and then cut to a fired up Kofi Kingston as they prepare to go one on one after the break.


*Commercial Break*


JTG & Homicide are in the hallway chatting amongst themselves as Cody Rhodes and his rookie, Joe Hennig walk towards them from behind. The young duo are looking very relaxed this evening as they stroll their way through the back, and Cody catches a glimpse of the Brooklyn mentor & rookie duo. He nudges Hennig and makes a joke as they approach them.

Cody Rhodes:
Well look who we have here. . . do they look like the guys who lost last week and missed out on a shot at the tag team titles? I’m sure it’s them but what do you think Joe?

JTG & Homicide turn round to see the smirking duo.

Joe Hennig:
Yeah it sure looks like them.

Cody Rhodes: I thought so. I’m surprised they even made it far. They wouldn’t have done if they’d met us.

JTG: What y’say?

Cody Rhodes: I was j. . .

JTG: . . . I heard what y’said punk, an’ f’ the reco’d we beat you smart asses a couple o’ weeks ago. What y’gotta say ‘bout that kid huh?

Cody Rhodes: Well that’s what we call a fluke. It wouldn’t happen again. In fact I guarantee it wouldn’t.

JTG: Huh, well I guess there’s only one way t’ find out right? Since you’re so confident how ‘bout next week we find out f’ sure? That’s if you ain’t full of it punk?

Cody Rhodes: Full of it? Really I don’t think so. You’ll find out next week I’m right and you’re looking at the tag team that’s going to dominate Raw for years to come.

Homicide sn-iggers, not amusing Cody.

Homicide:
Yeah either that or we’ll beat your asses again.

JTG smirks and walks off laughing with his rookie while an un-amused Cody & Hennig watch them walk away with anger.

Cody Rhodes:
Well we’ll see about that.


*Video Recap*
From Smackdown
(Last Friday Night)

No Mercy Rematch
Shawn Michaels vs. Jack Swagger

Swagger urged Michaels up, watching his every move, and as Shawn managed to get to his feet, he went right for him. He looked to grab Shawn, but The Showstopper ducked underneath and reacted in a flash, exploding with a super kick to a massive roar from the Hartford crowd. The momentum took him down too and he couldn’t take advantage for almost five seconds before crawling over and stretching his arm out across Swagger’s body for the cover. Swagger showed some fight too and only just got his shoulder up at two.

The fans were left disappointed, but as the weary Michaels clawed his way back up with The All-American American sitting up, he headed to the corner to tune up for the band. The crowd were banging their hands together and stomping their feet in synch as the unwitting Swagger tried to pick himself back up, not looking to have a clue where he was. We then heard a sudden burst of boos and saw The Miz & Heath Slater slide in the ring. Michaels saw them and aimed his finisher at The Miz, but Mr. Hollywood ducked and clubbed him down to his knees, getting Swagger disqualified.

Slater & Swagger then joined The Miz in pummelling Michaels to a barrage of heat. The Miz then ordered them back and watched sadistically as the battered Michaels attempted & struggled to claw his way back up, and the moment The Heartbreak Kid made it up to his feet, The Miz jumped on him and drilled him with the Skull Crushing Finale. The fans were booing like nuts as the remorseless Miz just glared on his knees at the out-cold Michaels before taking his time in getting back up and going to collect a microphone.

Winner: Shawn Michaels by DQ.

The Miz: I told you I’d be here Shawn. I told you I’d have something t’ say, and here it is Heartbreak Kid. . . Like I said on Raw, I didn’t back away from a fight with you at No Mercy. You don’t scare me Shawn, not one bit. I came here with a challenge, a challenge to a match at Survivor Series, but it’s no ordinary match I want Shawn. What I’m proposing is a traditional Survivor Series elimination match. Your team versus mine, and right now I’d like you all to say hello to the first two members of my team. . . I give you Heath Slater and Jack Swagger, and alongside their captain they will be victorious at the Survivor Series because WE’RE TEAM MIZ, AND WE’RE AWE-SOME!

“I Came to Play” plays to a ton of heat as Team Miz leave the ring laughing, watching the pissed off Michaels stirring in the ring.


*Cut to the Arena*


“AWE-SOME. . . I came to, I came t’ play. . .”

Looking very confident in his ring gear, The Miz makes his way down the ramp shrugging off the vast array of boos coming from the crowd. Heath Slater follows behind him, and he too is in a good mood tonight, ignoring the heat inside the University of Dayton Arena. As Mr. Hollywood gets in the ring, he borrows the microphone from Lilian Garcia.

The Miz:
Good evening Dayton Ohio.

*Major Heat*

The Miz smirks through the barrage of heat.

The Miz:
You people can boo me all you want, by now I know you’re all jealous of me and you have ev’ry right t’ be. Not only am I on my way to greatness, an’ yeah I might be from the great state of Ohio, but I’m certainly not from this dump you people have the misfortune of calling home.

*More Heat*

The Miz: Y’know I might not be back home in Cleveland right now but nothing is going to put me in a bad mood t’night. See last Friday night I went to Smackdown as I said I would and left Shawn Michaels flat on his back.

*Ton of Boos*

The Miz: If I were you Shawn I’d get used to it, because now you’ve accepted my challenge to an elimination match at the Survivor Series, my team is going to dominate you and whoever you choose to help you. If you people don’t believe me, I’m going to show you right now what Michaels is up against, and like Survivor Series your winner will hail from the only state in Ohio that isn’t a run down piece of crap. Your winner will be THE MIZ.

The Miz hands the microphone back to Lilian and Slater leaves the ring as Mr. Hollywood gets ready for his opponent.

“S-O-S, I hear ‘em callin’. . .”

Kofi Kingston
hits the stage to a big pop, looking more serious than usual. He heads down the ramp staring right at his opponent and slides in the ring, not stopping to pose for the crowd for a change.



*Match #4*
Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz w/Heath Slater


It didn’t take long for the incredibly focused Jamaican to take the match to The Miz, putting him firmly on the back foot. He was well on top until he went looking for a suicide dive as the groggy Miz struggled to his feet on the floor, and as Kofi threw himself the ropes, Slater dragged his mentor to safety and Kofi crashed in to the floor and the security wall. The Miz took advantage when he recovered and tossed the battered Jamaican’s body back in to the ring. He beat down Kofi and gained a couple of close calls, getting more frustrated each time, and when Kofi kicked out after a shoulder jawbreaker, Mr. Hollywood lost it. He dragged him up and sent him in to the corner, but as he ran in, Kofi lifted his boot up in to his face to send The Miz staggering away.

Kofi climbed up to the second rope and then dived on top of The Miz as he turned round for a cross body, only The Miz kicked out at two. As they both made their way up in a hurry, Kofi ducked a clothesline and connected with a russian legsweep. Kofi was back in charge and came close with the Boom Drop only to see The Miz get his shoulder up at the count of two, much to the relief of Slater on the outside. He was looking on nervously as Kofi was gearing himself up to finish the job, and just as it looked like he was getting ready to nail The Miz with the Trouble in Paradise, Slater hopped up on to the apron. Kofi saw him and went right after Miz’s rookie, running right at him to send him down, but Slater jumped down of his own accord.

He smirked right at the angry Kofi and the Jamaican Sensation just stared at him to make sure he stayed on the outside, giving The Miz time to make his way back up and sneak up behind him and roll him up for a cover, putting his feet on the ropes for leverage. Kofi kicked out though and as they made it back up, Kofi ducked a wild right and connected with the Trouble in Paradise to a huge pop. He scurried across to cover The Miz but just as the ref was about to count to three, Slater placed his mentor’s foot on the rope and the ref stopped the count, not seeing Slater put the foot there though. Kofi sat up and knew it straight away. He raced to his feet and went right after Slater, chasing him round the ring, surprising the hell out of the worried rookie. He ran around and then dived in the ring before racing across it with Kingston in pursuit.

Kofi grabbed him with both hands and got right in his face while the ref tried to get him to back off and let Slater leave the ring. The Miz was sitting up, and as Kofi then let go of Slater, the ref made sure he left the ring. At the same time Kofi walked over to The Miz and was on the receiving end of a low blow to a ton of heat. The ref turned round to see Kofi rolling around in agony as The Miz sat up on his knees with a smug smile on his face. He then picked himself up to more boos before dragging the helpless Kofi up to nail the Skull Crushing Finale to get the win to a barrage of heat from the Dayton crowd. He was revelling in it, as was Slater as he joined his victorious mentor in the ring. They looked down and laughed at Kofi as he was squirming around on the mat. The Miz wasn’t done and urged him to get up, eventually losing patience and went to drag him up.

He set him up for the Skull Crushing Finale again when “Sexy Boy” hit to a huge roar inside the sold out arena. Shawn Michaels charged down the ramp to the surprise of Miz & Slater. Miz let go of Kofi as Slater ran at Michaels for a clothesline, but Michaels ducked and nailed him with some Sweet Chin Music, getting another massive cheer from the crowd. Miz stood there panicking and was quickly knocked to the floor by Michaels with a clothesline. As he got back up Michaels fired him in to the ropes but The Miz held on to them and pulled himself under the bottom rope to safety and then dragged Slater out of there. “Sexy Boy” played again as the intense Heartbreak Kid stared right at the furious Miz with the fans going nuts. Kofi sat up and Michaels turned round to check he was okay as The Miz shook his head, irate at Michaels who turned back to let him know he’s in for a war.

Winner: The Miz by pinfall.


*Video Promo*

Ted DiBiase is walking through the back, seemingly approaching the ring with his rookie, Ezekiel Jackson and girlfriend, Maryse; all of whom are in casual clothing.


*Commercial Break*


*Video Promo*


The Big Show & Justin Gabriel are shown getting ready in their locker room for their match later on against Randy Orton & Darren Young.


*Cut Backstage*


Shawn Michaels & Kofi Kingston are walking through the back, and Kofi is still in a bad mood.

Shawn Michaels:
Look I know you’re going through a rough patch but it happens. I’ve gotta tell y’Kofi, you caught my eye a while ago an’ you’ve got all the talent in the world. You’ll get over this. We’ve all been through spells like that. As long as you show the spirit you are to turn it round, you’ll be fine. I can see you wanna prove a point, that’s why I want you t’ be part of my team t’ take on The Miz at Survivor Series.

They stop and look at each other.

Shawn Michaels:
I don’t need an answer right now. You think about it, but trust me, you’ll be fine.

Michaels taps Kofi on the back and walks off down the hall leaving Kofi with something to think about.


*Cut to the Arena*


“Priceless, baby I’m priceless. . .”

Out to the stage walks Ted DiBiase to a lot of heat from the Dayton crowd. He has Ezekiel Jackson & Maryse at either side of him, and not even the crowd are getting to DiBiase tonight as he walks down to the ring. He holds the rope down for Maryse and then follows her & Jackson in to the ring, then goes to get a microphone. He walks in to the centre of the ring and his music stops, bringing out the boos, and they still don’t bother him one bit as he stands there smirking in to the stands.

Ted DiBiase:
Let me stop you right there. After what I. . . we did to The Undertaker last week, you better get used to me coming out here and saying I told you so.

Ted DiBiase: I told Eric Bischoff and all of you last week that I wasn’t in the least bit intimidated by facing The Undertaker at the Survivor Series. I’m sure you all thought I was bluffing but look what happened. Seriously, look what happened.

DiBiase points to the tron and a recap from the end of last week’s main event between The Undertaker & Triple H is shown where DiBiase & Jackson jumped The Undertaker, ending with DiBiase nailing him with The Game’s sledgehammer.

We go back to the ring where DiBiase & Co are enjoying the footage.

Ted DiBiase:
Just in case any of you missed the show last week or didn’t believe what you were seeing, I knocked The Undertaker clean out.

*Heat*

Ted DiBiase: That’s right. I knocked him out and stood over him just as I will a month from now when I step in this ring with him at the Survivor Series. You may have laughed at my confidence last week but not now. I showed you that I had the courage to get in the ring with the dead man and take the fight to him. Not just that, I left him lying there for all of you, his adoring fans t’ see.

*More Boos*

Ted DiBiase: I just hope you get used to it. I’ve said ever since I came here that I would rise to the top and beat ev’ryone put in my way, and as much as you and ev’ryone back there doubted me, I’ve proved you wrong. I went to SummerSlam and became the Intercontinental Champion like I said I would, and if it wasn’t for Eric Bischoff I’d still be the Intercontinental Champion right now. However that’s not important. Bischoff thinks he’s getting back at me by putting me in a match with The Undertaker, but I promise you Bischoff you’re just doing me a favour. You’ve given me the chance to prove my point that I can beat anybody put before me. At the Survivor Series I promise you I will defeat The Undertaker whether you like it or not, and then there’ll be no holding me back.

*Heat*

Ted DiBiase: Y’know Bischoff, the Royal Rumble’s not that far away, and do you know what event takes place not longer after that? WrestleMania. You know what else? I can see my journey unfolding before my very eyes. I made my debut here the night after WrestleMania this year, and how ironic would it be that I mark my one year anniversary by leaving WrestleMania twenty-five as the new W-W-E Champion?

*Boos*

Ted DiBiase: Doubt me all you want, but look at what I’ve accomplished. Ev’rything I’ve said I was going to do, I’ve done. You need to realise that you have no choice to accept that I will headline this company for years t’ come, and that’s going to happen sooner rather than later. The Survivor Series gives me just the opportunity to make those who doubt me see it for themselves. However I have found a way for you to accept that I am what I say I am, that I am the real deal. I’ve come out here t’night to prove those final doubters wrong, by doing something no one ever does. I came out here to do something beyond the realms of bravery, something that will show you I have the courage to take on any challenge. . . I came here t’night to call out The Undertaker.

*Big Pop*

Ted DiBiase: I’m not playing around. I mean it. I came here to call out the dead man and I’m calling him out right now.

*More Cheers*

DiBiase looks like he means it and turns to face the stage, as do Jackson & Maryse.

Ted DiBiase:
What d’ you say ‘taker? Are you coming out or not? I’m not going anywhere. I’ve got all night dead man.

DiBiase stands & waits, psyching himself up for Taker’s arrival, if he decides to answer the challenge.

*GONG*

Out go the lights to a huge roar inside the arena.

“Rest in Peace”

The Undertaker steps out in to the arena through the blistering smoke to an enormous pop as DiBiase & Jackson prepare for his arrival, getting ready for battle, stepping back and DiBiase rolls up his sleeves. Taker slowly walks down the ramp menacingly, glaring coldly at DiBiase & Jackson as they psyche themselves up in the ring. The Dead-Man climbs up the steps and the lights come back on to a deafening cheer as the phenom removes his hat from his head, rolling his eyes in to the back of his head. Maryse is almost sickened by it, and Taker locks his eyes on DiBiase and his rookie as he takes off his jacket, placing it on the ropes before stepping through them. The mentor & rookie waste no time and go right after him, charging at him and clubbing him across the upper body.

DiBiase instructs Jackson to fire him in to the opposite corner and he does so, then follows in for a clothesline, but Taker steps out and lifts his elbow up in to the side of his head. The crowd cheer as Taker grabs him by the head and rams it right in to the turnbuckle pad. DiBiase then walks up behind him and Taker turns his head in a flash to another big pop as DiBiase puts on the brakes, knowing he’s in trouble. Taker coolly turns round, staring menacingly at the petrified DiBiase. Jackson comes to his rookie’s rescue though and clubs The Dead-Man across the back savagely, put Taker on his knees. As Taker picks himself back up, Jackson runs the ropes and comes racing back to take him down with a running shoulder block. The fans boo as DiBiase smirks at his rookie as he stands back up. Taker too makes his way back up with the cocky DiBiase watching him all the way.

He runs past him in to the ropes and comes back from behind to connect with a clothesline, putting Taker on his knees again, but not for long. DiBiase’s feeling it now and Maryse is liking what she sees as her boyfriend shifts behind his Survivor Series opponent with the fans showing some concern as Taker unwittingly stands back up to get taken to Dream Street. The fans boo as DiBiase stands up with a huge grin on his face, laughing at the crowd, but all of a sudden another huge roar breaks out as The Undertaker sits up with a face of pure fury. DiBiase & Jackson can’t believe it, DiBiase especially. Jackson’s ordered to go after him and he does. He pulls Taker up from his knees and sets him up for the Book of Ezekiel, but no, Taker escapes with an elbow strike to the head.

He whips Jackson in to the ropes and levels him with a big boot. DiBiase goes to work and clubs Taker across the back but it doesn’t do any damage, only for the youngster as the phenom turns round slowly and drags his arm across his neck to signal the end for him. Ted looks on in horror as Taker grabs him around the throat for a chokeslam to a huge pop from the Ohio crowd. DiBiase thinks fast though and kicks him in the groin to a barrage of heat, sending Taker to the mat and this time he can’t sit up. He writhes around in agony as an intense DiBiase walks over to the ropes and leaves the ring to collect a steel chair. He wastes no time in sliding back in, looking incredibly focused as Jackson picks himself back up with Maryse watching on nervously.

Ted orders his rookie to help Taker up, and he does. Jackson drags Taker up as the intense DiBiase gets ready with the chair, bursting to strike. He then nods his head at Jackson who shoves Taker forward in to an almighty shot to the skull. He falls to the mat and DiBiase just tosses the chair down alongside him to a whole host of boos inside the arena. He looks on looking very proud of himself with Jackson also satisfied at the sight of Taker squirming around on the floor. “Priceless” plays and DiBiase takes off with Jackson & Maryse following him up the ramp. They turn back and see an angry Dead-Man sitting up glaring right back at them, not intimidating DiBiase at all as he simply smirks back at the livid phenom.



*Video Promo*

We’re shown a split screen of Matt Hardy & Gregory Helms with Shannon Moore on one side and the team of Rey Mysterio & Mystico on other as both teams make their way towards the ring for the second semi final in the World Tag Team Championship tournament.


*Commercial Break*


Shantelle Taylor, Gail Kim’s rookie is in the backstage area in her street clothes standing & waiting around it would seem when Brie & Nikki, the Bella twins walk up behind her. They see her standing there somewhat awkwardly and laugh at her, making the young Canadian even more uneasy.

Brie Bella:
Look at her hair.

Brie touches her hair and gets a little squeamish.

Brie Bella:
Oh my god that’s disgusting. What conditioner do you use on that?

Nikki Bella: None by the look of it.

Brie Bella: I think you’re right.

Shantelle Taylor: Get your hands off me.

Taylor flicks away at her arm. Brie lets go and backs away.

Brie Bella:
The tramp speaks.

Brie & Nikki laugh and walk away, then Gail Kim walks past them to her rookie, looking slightly upset by the insults and Gail sees that.

Gail Kim:
What was all that about?

Shantelle Taylor: I don’t know. They just came up to me, grabbed my hair and called me a tramp an. . .

Gail Kim: . . . Oh just ignore them. They’re not worth worrying about, trust me.

The Canadian mentor & rookie look down the hallway, not best pleased with the twins.


*Video Recap*
From Last Week

Mystico w/Rey Mysterio vs. Shannon Moore w/Matt Hardy & Gregory Helms

With a lot of watching eyes around the ring, Mystico & Moore put on an exciting fast paced contest for the Huntsville audience. It was Mystico that impressed from the get go, and despite repeated encouragement from Matt & Helms, Moore couldn’t handle the talented Mexican. To the relief of his buddies on the outside, Moore kicked out at two after a springboard moonsault but the onslaught didn’t end there as Mystico urged him and caught him with a drop toe hold, sending Moore on to the second rope. Like his mentor, Mystico went for the 619, or as what he calls the El Pendulo, a tiger feint kick. He nailed it to a huge cheer with Rey loving every second on the outside.

Matt & Helms tried to encourage Moore, but as he staggered back up, Mystico composed himself on the apron and watched on as Moore struggled back up in a daze to turn round to see his opponent springboard off the top and drill him with a single arm DDT to a massive pop. The Mexican wasted no time in hooking the leg for the cover to pick up a big win heading in to next week’s semi final clash with a tag team title match waiting in the wings at the Survivor Series for the winners. Rey joined his rookie in the ring and congratulated him with a handshake and a brief guy hug. Matt & Helms then joined them as Moore came round, and the opponents next week all shook hands before Rey & Mystico left the ring to a big pop, slapping hands with the fans in the front row as they headed back up the ramp.



*Cut to the Arena*


*Match #5*
World Tag Team Championship Tournament – Second Semi Final Match
Rey Mysterio & Mystico vs. Matt Hardy & Gregory Helms w/Shannon Moore


The crowd were pumped for this one, almost as much as the two teams involved. Mysterio & Mystico entered first and walked with purpose down the ramp, slapping hands with the fans in the front row before Hardy & Helms made their entrance along with Shannon Moore, all three wearing Team Omega T-shirts. They too were met by a big pop and were ready for business, and before the contest started all four men shook hands just as Christopher Daniels & Kaval casually walked out to the stage with fold up chairs. They took their seats and watched the match unfold with both teams giving it everything to book their place in the final against them at the Survivor Series for a shot at the vacant World Tag Team titles.

Mystico did his mentor proud, almost picking up the win for him & Rey. Even after missing a springboard moonsault, he then managed to duck Helms’ attempt for a Shining Wizard to race up to his feet and level Helms with a super kick only for Helms to just and only just get his shoulder up at the count of two. Matt was a relieved man on the apron while Moore breathed a huge sigh of relief on the outside. Rey thought his partner had it and called out for the tag as Daniels & Kaval continued to watch closely, discussing the contest between themselves. Rey looked to carry on where his fellow Mexican left off, urging Helms up to his feet, and as Helms did manage to get up in a daze, he walked right in to a drop toe hold on to the middle rope.

The fans were going nuts as Rey dialled up for the 619. They watched as Rey hit the ropes at speed and charged across the ring, swung through the ropes and nailed Helms to a huge roar, sending him back across the mat. Matt was worried and shouted words of encouragement for his partner, and as Helms again picked himself up looking like he didn’t know where he was, Rey steadied himself on the apron. Mysterio was chomping at the bit, and as Helms got up he hit the springboard for the West Coast Pop, jumping on to Helms’ shoulders but Helms held on and out of nowhere countered with a thunderous sit-out powerbomb to the shock of almost everyone in the arena. Matt punched the air on the apron as his still groggy partner held on for the count with Rey just managing to get his shoulder up before the ref could count to three.

The majority of the fans were relieved but Matt couldn’t believe it. He thought Helms had it won, and as Helms again dragged himself back up, Matt called for the tag and got it. He didn’t waste a second, going right after Rey, pulling him up to his feet and firing him hard in to the corner. Matt followed in a flash with a hard clothesline, holding on to the head before turning round and running out to plant Mysterio with a bulldog. Rey kicked out at two but Matt wasn’t done there. He rushed back up and in to the corner, pulling himself up to the second rope to come down on the Mexican for a leg drop, and again Rey kicked out. Daniels & Kaval were still talking between themselves as Matt hopped up and urged Rey to do the same, and as soon as Rey was on one knee, Matt went after him, dragging him up for the Side Effect.

Rey countered though, swinging his elbow back in to the side of Matt’s head to escape his grasp. With Matt rattled, Rey turned back in to the ropes and came running back in to the kitchen sink from Hardy. Matt didn’t fail this time as he instantly dragged Rey back up and planted him with the Side Effect, but again Rey got his shoulder up in time to break the count. Matt was feeling the frustration now and started to stalk the squirming Mysterio for the Twist of Fate. There were no boos but there was some anxiousness in the crowd for Mysterio as he unwittingly clawed his way back up with Matt ready to snap behind him, and as Rey turned round, Matt stomped him in the gut, but Rey held on and then spun him round. Matt was in a spin and couldn’t do anything as Rey jumped up in to the air for a hurricanrana. The crowd were on the edge of their seats as Matt just kicked out at two to the relief of Helms.

Both men raced back up to their feet with Rey ducking a clothesline and sending Matt on to the second rope after a drop toe hold. The fans were going nuts again as this time Rey didn’t dial up, deciding to strike while the iron was hot and connected with the 619. Matt fell to the mat and stayed there with Rey going for the springboard and dropping the dime. The fans thought it was all over and so did Mystico as Rey hooked the leg in a flash but Helms saved the day, racing in to the ring and pulling Rey off of Matt. That didn’t go down well with some of the crowd who let out some boos. Rey wasn’t happy either as he stood up and looked at Helms before shoving him. Helms shoved back and Rey then levelled him with a forearm to the face. He then went for an irish whip which Helms reversed with ease. Mysterio held on to the ropes, not to the pleasure of Helms at all who charged right at him.

Rey countered though to lift Helms over his shoulder and down to the floor in front of the announce table. Matt was getting back up, and as Rey turned round he ran at him, but Mysterio reacted quickly again to hold down the rope to send Matt flying down to the floor too alongside Helms. Rey took the chance to get some breath back, and as Moore went over to check on his buddies, Rey then turned round and a light bulb went off above his head. He gestured something to Mystico and his rookie entered the ring. Rey walked over to him and they looked over at the opponents struggling back up on the floor, gaining the full attention of Daniels & Kaval at the top of the stage. The Mexican duo then nodded at each other and ran across the ring and dived through the ropes together for a double suicide with Moore getting caught in the crossfire as all five men crashed in to the announce table.

It was carnage and they were barely moving as the ref started to count them out. As the count got to six there was still little movement and Daniels & Kaval stood up from their seats. Rey, Hardy & Mystico then crawled towards the apron, dragging themselves up it followed by Helms, but as they pulled themselves back in the ring the ref counted to ten. Daniels & Kaval walked down the ramp looking completely confused at what it meant as Lilian Garcia announced the result as a double count out to a ton of heat. Daniels & Kaval just looked at each other in total bewilderment as all four men in the ring picked themselves up trying to find out what was going on. The ref tried to explain it to them as Moore also joined them, still looking for worse for wear when Eric Bischoff walked out to the stage with a microphone in hand.

Result: Double Count Out.

Eric Bischoff: Well it seems like we’ve found ourselves in quite the predicament here. It sure is an interesting one and I think we need an interesting way of dealing with it. . . Now I suppose I could have this match restarted, I could order a rematch for next week, or I could end this tournament with a bang.

Everyone in the ring looks confused as do Daniels & Kaval.

Eric Bischoff:
You guys really did a great job t’night an’ put on quite the show, and the way I see it we’ve been given a chance to really spice this tournament up. We already know that Daniels an’ Kaval there will be in the final at the Survivor Series, but personally, right now I love the idea of making it a triple threat match.

*Big Pop*

Daniels & Kaval aren’t happy, flipping out at the bottom of the ramp, but the idea goes down well with both teams in the ring.

Eric Bischoff:
Y’know what? That’s exactly what we’re going t’ do. Now we can have not just six great wrestlers but three great teams battling it out to become the new World Tag Team Champions. I’m liking that and I’m sure you people will too.

*Pop*

“Back in Black” plays and Bischoff turns round to walk to the back, leaving Rey, Mystico, Hardy & Helms smiling in the ring, but Daniels & Kaval still aren’t happy with the Head of Authority’s announcement.


*Video Promo*

Here come Randy Orton & Darren Young walking through the back for the upcoming main event, and we cut to a shot of The Big Show & Justin Gabriel doing the same, both teams looking focused for the match we’ll see after the break.


*Commercial Break*


*Video Promo*



>Coming Soon!<


*Cut to the Arena*



*The Main Event*
The Big Show & Justin Gabriel vs. Randy Orton & Darren Young


Similar to the previous tag match, both teams were up for this one. Show’s not been this focused since he’s come back and the rookies were both keen to impress. The Viper was ice cool as he went about his business, doing a serious number on Gabriel as the match went on, giving the talented young South African a lesson in punishment Orton style. Gabriel was in deep trouble, fighting for his life in the Viper’s Vice, the Camel Clutch. Orton wrenched away at him, putting him through hell, but the rookie dug deep and somehow managed to get to the ropes to the anger of Orton but the joy of the crowd. They got right behind him, so much so The Legend Killer was getting agitated as Gabriel dragged himself up by the ropes.

He stormed over to him and levelled him with a couple of vicious forearm shots before whipping him in to the ropes. Orton walked out to meet him and tried to lock in a sleeper, but Gabriel slipped behind him to safety in a flash, surprising Orton. The Viper reacted quickly though and swung his elbow back, catching Gabriel in the side of the head. He turned round and fired him in to the ropes, then levelled him as he ran back in to a standing dropkick. Orton looked surprised to see Gabriel claw his way back up on to his knees. He wasn’t happy at all and pulled him back up before firing him in to the ropes again, ducking his head as Gabriel came back with a corkscrew flip over him. The shocked Orton snapped up instantly and turned round in to a jumping heel kick.

A huge cheer broke out and Big Show encouraged his rookie to keep on going. He did just that and whipped Orton in to the corner, running in straight away and diving on him for a cross body against the pads. The South African then stepped through the ropes as Orton staggered out clutching his chest, and as he then turned round, Gabriel shot back in to action with a springboard cross body. The crowd cheered like mad as he fell down on top of Orton for a cover, but Orton kicked out at two. He wasn’t done there and both men made their way back up, both looking worse for wear. Gabriel looked to keep the momentum going and connected with a spin kick, sending Orton slumping forward and Gabriel followed it up with an STO.

He threw himself on top of Orton to make the cover full of hope, but again Orton denied him and the fans. Even Show thought his rookie had it won there. Gabriel turned to his partner and brought him in to the mix. Orton was in a bad place and had to fight off the giant, and he did just that when he looked up against it. After being tossed in to the pads courtesy of a reverse thrown powerbomb, Show was getting ready to tear him in half with a spear, only Orton sidestepped it. Show put the brakes on and turned round in to a desperate leaping RKO from The Viper. Boos rang out, and as Orton slowly got to his knees, Show started to stir, lifting his head up off the mat, pissing Orton off big time. The Legend Killer was livid and stared right at Show, watching him all the way up and then looking to pounce with another RKO, but Show countered and shoved Orton in to the ropes.

Orton hit them and held on to them, shaking his head at his opponent. Show didn’t look happy at all and ran at him, but Orton raised his boot up in to Show’s upper torso, sending him back pedalling. Show turned round and saw Orton run at him, but The World’s Largest Athlete countered again with a sidewalk slam. The fans were cheering and Gabriel was leaning over the ropes as the ref counted the fall, but Orton just about got his shoulder up before the ref’s hand came down for the third time. Show took it on the chin but was focused on finishing the job, standing up and stalking Orton, sizing him up for the deadly knockout punch. Just as Orton made it up to his knees, a ton of heat broke out as we cut to Vince McMahon & John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield walking down the ramp with their eyes locked firmly on The Big Show. The big man turned round and so did Gabriel.

The rookie was brave and ran right at them, giving them no chance but to fight back at him. They overpowered him and eventually tossed him in to the security wall, giving the ref no chance but to disqualify Orton & Young. Show was furious and was about to leave the ring when Orton crept up behind him and turned him round to plant him with another RKO. It didn’t matter though, although it did to Orton as he shot up and glared down coldly at the fallen giant with Young joining him in the ring as the boos rang out. Orton then turned his head and left the ring, followed by his rookie to walk past Vince & JBL who both coolly entered the ring by the steps. They removed their jackets and walked towards the squirming seven-footer.

Vince ordered his son to grab him, and he did. He held Show on his knees as Vince got right in his face and then slapped him across the chops, getting more boos from the Dayton crowd. He then backed away and gestured at JBL to move. His son followed his orders and rolled up his sleeves, urging Show to get up, and as the big man managed to make it back up, JBL hit the ropes and came back to nail him with the Clothesline From Hell to a deafening amount of heat inside the arena. Gabriel was coming round up on the outside as a scarily intense Vincent Kennedy McMahon walked over to Show’s body and spat down on him with Layfield watching on, showing no remorse at all for his and his father’s actions. “No Chance in Hell” hit to more heat as Vince looked up remorselessly in to the stands, as did JBL as the curtain came down on this week’s Raw.

Result: The Big Show & Justin Gabriel by DQ.


*Credits*


>Quick Results<

Sheamus
df. Goldust
Mia Rain
df. Kelly Kelly
Batista
df. Zack Ryder
The Miz
df. Kofi Kingston
Matt Hardy & Gregory Helms
DCO. Rey Mysterio & Mystico
The Big Show & Justin Gabriel
df. Randy Orton & Darren Young

>Superstars Tapings<
Gail Kim
df. Nikki Bella
John Morrison
df. Orlando Jordan


>Confirmed for Next Week<

JTG & Homicide vs. Cody Rhodes & Joe Hennig


>Confirmed for Survivor Series<



Date:
Sunday 9th November 2008
Venue: Air Canada Center
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

WWE Championship
Batista (c) vs. Randy Orton vs. Triple H

World Tag Team Championship – Tournament Final
Matt Hardy & Gregory Helms vs. Rey Mysterio & Mystico vs. Christopher Daniels & Kaval

Hell in a Cell Loser Leaves Town Match
The Big Show vs. John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield

Traditional Elimination Match
If Team Cena wins, Cena will challenge CM Punk for the World Heavyweight Championship at Night of Champions

Team Cena (John Cena, Christian & Matt Sydal)
vs. Team Punk (CM Punk, Edge & Alberto Del Rio-Ramirez)
*More names to be added*


Traditional Elimination Match
Team Michaels (Shawn Michaels)
vs. Team Miz (The Miz, Jack Swagger & Heath Slater)
*More names to be added*


Traditional Elimination Match
Team Raw (Sheamus (cpt) & Carlito)
vs. Team Smackdown
*More names to be added*

Plus

The Undertaker vs. Ted DiBiase



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Ah the diary that first influenced me to join this place. I remember this all the way back from the Triple H/Vince McMahon feud at Armageddon and the Kane/Cena/Orton match at WrestleMania. Anyways, I like the way the words go in like "y'know" and stuff like that. Sheamus is serious and I wonder if he will indeed put them out. The fact Ryder lasted three paragraphs is a good thing for him. Big win for Batista. Good win for the Miz. Don't know what feud he's in, but oh well. It's been nice seeing how good he's doing since I've been reading again. Many diaries in the past have DiBiase/Jackson tandems. Anyways, this is a good one so far. Undertaker/DiBiase is a dream feud. Show, Gabriel, and Young in the main event? Someone believes alot of their future. Show should be added to the WWE Title Match. Never mind, just seen the Loser Leaves Town thing. Can you explain what that means to me? Anyways solid show as always. Keep it up.
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Breaking News: Kong Debuts on Raw


We’ve kept you updated for the last few weeks that Awesome Kong was to debut very soon and earlier tonight on Raw she finally made her first appearance as a WWE superstar.

The former TNA Knockout Champion made her presence felt after Kelly Kelly’s match with Mia Rain, attacking Kelly and seeing off both Rain and the Women’s Champion, Melina. She stood tall over Kelly with both Melina & Rain watching on in complete & utter shock as well as the rest of the crowd and both Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler.

From what we’ve been told, Kong’s debut wasn’t hyped like ODB’s for the purpose of creating shock & confusion as to who she is and the chaos that goes with it. We also understand that she will be working under the name ‘Queen Kong’.


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I’m just reading the rather massive video package of all the highlights of last week. I’ll just give some quick comments on what’s taken place, before I get into this weeks show. First of all, it looks like The Big Show has finally broken away from The Corporation. Hurting Shane and requesting Hell in a Cell is all fine, because there’s obviously HEAPS of hatred in this one. Not to sure if JBL and Show have already wrestled each other though. If this is the first match between the two, maybe HIAC isn’t the right stipulation. Either way, I’m not looking forward to reading a HIAC match between these two guys. It seems like you’re still playing on the whole Evolution thing as well. I’m not sure if by now this would be getting a little old, as it seems like Evolution has been around forever in this thread. Anyway, I’m not to sure if Randy is a face or a heel, but it seemed like he really had to try to convince Batista to trust him. Maybe he’s trying to hard? I could perhaps see something happening there. The idea of Batista and Stephanie in a relationship is fairly cringe worthy, I prey things don’t go in that direction. The tag match from last week shows that Orton is willing to play fair for now. I have a feeling once Triple H gets out of the picture, Orton might turn on ‘Tista though. No matter what happens, last weeks build towards whatever it was seemed pretty good. Anytime you see Triple H and Undertaker it’s going to be a good match, so I was glad to see it main event Raw. DiBiase getting involved, and using his rookie to a huge advantage is all solid booking. I’m intrigued to see DiBiase/’Taker at Survivor Series. Anyway, usually I would just skim all this opening video crap if I read last week’s show, but I didn’t, so this served its purpose very well, catching up on arguably the two biggest storylines on Raw.

I’m not to sure how this feud between Carlito and Sheamus started, but it’s definitely a feud that has potential for the mid card. I don’t know about the faces being scared, and running away though, it doesn’t seem all that brave. Maybe I’m missing something here, but I right now I just picture Carlito and his brother as pussies. A little surprised to see you open up with a squash match. I don’t think I’ve ever seen you do that before. I only like it if a killer promo follows so I hope for that. Anyway, a squash to simply make Sheamus look more like a beast, which you’re doing a good job of so far. Sheamus calling out ‘Lito was fine, actually what I hoped for. at Carlito calling Sheamus Casper. ‘Lito trying to goad Sheamus into putting his IC Title on the line was fine. Sheamus accepting, and not trying to duck the challenge just shows how tough he is/thinks he is. Eric Bischoff interrupting makes a lot of sense, although I was fairly shocked for him to announce that they will both be on Team Raw at Survivor Series. I guess it makes them look like he rates them both highly, but is it really smart, picking two guys who hate each other to be on your team? I’m not sure if this makes Bischoff look stupid or not. Sheamus sucking up to finish was nice, although I was a little disappointed to see Carlito not voice his opinion on the matter. Nothing wrong with the promo, but not quite the killer one I was looking for following the squash. Either way, it did the job nicely.

I have no idea who Mia Rain is, although hopefully she can wrestle, because Kelly Kelly certainly can’t. This match seemed like another squash, which makes two in a row. Melina watching on makes me believe Rain will be getting the next shot at the Women’s title. The mystery lady is obviously Kong, not just because I’ve already read your news piece, but because it was just obvious. Anyway, I’m interested to see just how Kong fits into things. The one thing I know for sure is that she could definitely give your divas division an interesting spark.

Vince McMahon and JBL being all on the same page makes sense. Nothing wrong with what the two said to each other, although, and I probably have mentioned this before, I can’t get over how weird it feels for them to be calling each other father and son. Steph trying to talk some sense into Vince is alright, and also makes Big Show look like a sadistic bastard. The tension between JBL and Steph was portrayed nicely as well. Batista making the save, and then getting a date with Steph is cringe worthy. I can’t get over how bad this seems. Relationship storylines always suck. Triple H seeing this and being ticked off makes sense, and at this stage, I hope he kills off Steph with a sledge hammer or something, because this doesn’t look all that promising.

You portrayed the cockiness of Zack Ryder, although a few more catchphrases, and what not would be nice. I know it was only a small promo, but the more over bearing this character is, the better it is. I don’t like the idea of Leticia completely ignoring Batista’s match tonight, and just talking about Survivor Series. It just doesn’t seem right. Whilst you tried to put forth that this match wasn’t a squash, and I’ll allow you that leniency, the result was still never in doubt. That’s three matches that just by looking at the names involved you knew who was going to win. I don’t like that. Triple H straight up confronting Batista was different, although I liked it. Batista’s answer was also to be expected. Randy Orton interrupting had to happen, and everything he said seemed solid enough as well. I was really annoyed at the fact nobody else said anything though, with three guys as big as this all in the one feud, I can’t help but feel their promos should have more depth than this.

The arrogance of Rhode and Hennig was on full display. Nothing much else to comment on, although this was a decent enough segment to make the match for next week.

I like the idea of a Miz and Michael’s feud. Miz’s character is fun, although his in ring wrestling isn’t the greatest. But the Survivor Series Elimination match, plus an opponent like Shawn Michaels should be able to cover that up nicely. The Miz’s speech was decent enough, although once again, I don’t like the lack of mentioning of tonight’s opponent. I understand he has a feud with Michaels going, but no mention of his opponent on the night just seems stupid. It really undermines the match, and it’s not the first time this has taken place tonight.

Kofi Kingston looking a little more serious than usual makes me think that maybe he’s trying to prove himself to Shawn for the match at SS. Finally, we get a competitive match. The offense between the two was solid enough, and the eventual interference followed by Shawn Michaels making the save was booked very well.

So Kingston is on something of a losing streak? There was no mention of this until now, so it was hard for me to realize this. Anyway, Michaels offering Kingston a spot was to be expected, and obviously it’ll only be a matter of time before he accepts.

We now get what I’m guessing will be the one big promo tonight. A pretty good promo from DiBiase, basically talking himself up. I also liked how he bragged about how he proved he’s not afraid of The Undertaker. It’s all pretty stock standard stuff really, but it’s perfect for the feud. I was a little surprised to see him call out The Undertaker after last week. I thought maybe this could have been postponed for at least another week. This big confrontation was done pretty well, with once again, my main issue being that maybe it could have been postponed a week. The chair shot isn’t quite as big as the sledge hammer shot from last week either, giving this confrontation a little less effect. Either way, DiBiase looks awesome here, which usually means, the booker is setting up ‘Taker’s opponent for a loss.

The Bella Twins picking on Gail’s rookie would seem simply weird if nothing comes of it. Nothing to really say about this one, but I expect more to come of this in the coming weeks.

Mystico beating Moore so dominantly last week hypes up this weeks semi final match rather nicely. Your lack of commentary is a little disappointing, as this match probably should have been hyped a little throughout the night. I also think the pairing of Mysterio and Mystico is fairly awesome. This tag team match was pretty damn good. Absolutely no issues, as it was just a momentum shifting contest. Easily the best match of the night so far, and the double count out, was somewhat of a fitting result. I like the idea of this, as along with the tournament, this type of result really shows how competitive your tag team division is. Bischoff making the match at Survivor Series a triple threat one is great, and this tag match at SS has the potential to steal the show.

Curious as to whether or not Survivor Series is going to be in full?

The main event was written pretty well with Gabriel being dominated in the early stages. As usual, the comeback then came, however the match ends in a DQ. I thought the reasoning for the DQ was a little weak though if I’m honest. Besides that being booked a little better, I thought the main event went off without a hitch, as you didn’t have Show in the match for to long. JBL and Vince McMahon getting the upper hand on Show is smart booking as well. Show is definitely going to be pissed after being spat on by McMahon. Anyway, the spit makes this a pretty big time way to end the show.

Overall, the show was an okay one. Booking wise there were a few things I found questionable, but a majority of the decisions were solid. In terms of writing, once again, most was solid. I do believe you need to work on giving your promos a little more depth though. You still seem to have a pretty good grasp on where you want everything to go, and everything seems to be leading to something, so I’ll be sure to keep checking in.

Also, the name Queen Kong is alright, differentiating her from TNA, despite the fact she’ll probably be the exact same character.
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>Headlines<


>The Game’s Fury!<

We’ve seen over the last month that there may well be some sort of connection between the WWE Champion, Batista and the wife of his fierce rival and former Evolution team mate, Triple H, Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley, and for the first time last night, The King of Kings saw it for himself.

After Batista backed Stephanie up during a confrontation backstage with her father & half-brother, Vince McMahon & John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield, Triple H saw what appeared to be a ‘moment’ between them. He didn’t wait long to confront The Animal, only to be told there was nothing going on, not that it would be his business if there was since he chose to walk away from Steph in favour of going after Batista’s WWE Championship at the Survivor Series.

It would seem that Batista has a case, but are he & Steph just friends like he says, and will he be able to walk out of the Survivor Series with his WWE title?



>Raw & Smackdown To Collide!<

Raw’s Head of Authority, Eric Bischoff last night announced that he was bringing back a Survivor Series tradition when he told the world that his brand will take on a Smackdown team in an elimination match.

Just as Sheamus was going to defend his Intercontinental Championship in an impromptu title match against the man who’s gotten under his skin as of late in Carlito, Bischoff interrupted to make sure that didn’t happen. He then advised them that they will be two of the men representing Team Raw and The Celtic Warrior would in fact be the team captain.

We heard Bischoff say that Tazz has agreed to the match and you have to wonder if there’ll be a response from the blue brand this coming week on Smackdown!



>Three Teams & Only One Title!<

Last week Christopher Daniels & Kaval booked their place in the final of the tournament to determine new World Tag Team Champions at the Survivor Series, and last night they were at ringside to watch the last two teams battle it out for the right to face them for the titles at Survivor Series.

However they were in for quite the surprise. They weren’t the only ones either as we saw Rey Mysterio & Mystico’s match with Matt Hardy & Gregory Helms end in a double count out following a double suicide dive from the Mexican mentor & rookie combination. If that confused everyone watching on, what came next was a bombshell, especially for Daniels & Kaval as they heard Eric Bischoff announce that at the Survivor Series they will take on both Mysterio & Mystico and Hardy & Helms in a triple threat match for the vacant tag team titles.

It wasn’t the final anyone was expecting but it sure as hell will be a spectacular end to the tournament.



>The Heartbreak Kid Wants Kofi!<

The Miz sure had his stupid smile wiped off his face last night when he got the response most expected bar him when Shawn Michaels showed up on Raw to let him know that he’s in for one of hell of a fight at the Survivor Series.

Before his match with Kofi Kingston, Mr. Hollywood showed off three of the men for the Survivor Series where they will take on a team put together by The Heartbreak Kid, and they got a wake up call when Michaels hit the ring as Team Miz looked to do a number on Kofi. The Showstopper saw them off and then had some helpful words for the Jamaican Sensation who’s going through what can only be described as a losing streak right now. Michaels though has confidence in him and even offered him the chance to join his team at the Survivor Series.

What will Kofi’s response be and will we get one from The Miz on Smackdown this week?



>Mystery Woman Makes Her Mark!<


In a night of surprises, no one was left more surprised than the WWE divas when a mystery woman brutally attacked Kelly Kelly after her match with Mia Rain.

This larger than life woman threw Kelly around like a rag doll, scaring the hell out of both Rain and the watching Women’s Champion, Melina. Even Melina thought twice about trying to help Kelly and looked like she chose the right option by staying out of harms way.

Whoever she is this monster sure as hell made the divas stand up and take notice last night, but is it the last we’ve seen of her?



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Friday Night Smackdown Preview
Friday 17th October 2008
Live from the Norfolk Scope
Norfolk, Virginia





The road to the Survivor Series is now under way and shaping up nicely, especially for the hugely important clash between John Cena and the World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk.

They will lock horns as team captains with Cena fighting for a shot at Punk’s title, and last week we saw those teams begin to take shape. The World Champion had an already made ally in his rookie, Alberto Del Rio-Ramirez before ‘The Rated-R Superstar’ Edge offered him his services, although he made it clear he wants Cena off of Smackdown as well as taking Cena’s title shot, which who knows how that could turn out. Later on in the evening though Punk’s rookie stood up to the test against Cena, making life very difficult for him before eventually being put away by Smackdown’s number one star.

We weren’t done there however as Edge stormed the ring to spear Cena and was then joined by Punk until Matt Sydal came to help Cena out having accepted a place on Team Cena earlier on. The numbers game proved too much for the United States Champion but not Christian as he surprised everyone, Edge in particular as he saved the day and then offered Cena his services for Survivor Series. Cena accepted and both captains now have two men on their respective sides. This week Punk will meet one of the men he’ll face in a few weeks when he takes on the King of the Ring and fellow title holder, Matt Sydal in a Champion versus Champion match. If it wasn’t exciting enough before last week it sure is now!

Another Smackdown superstar who’ll be leading a team at the Survivor Series is ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels against a team led by arguably the man with the biggest mouth in the whole WWE in The Miz. Michaels received the challenge from Mr. Hollywood after being jumped by him & Heath Slater during his No Mercy rematch last week against Jack Swagger. The Showstopper has never been one to shirk a challenge and he didn’t turn down this one either, and on Raw Monday night he showed The Miz that it takes a lot to put him away. Is The Miz going to be coming back for more this Friday night?

In other developments from Monday night, we learnt that Eric Bischoff & Tazz agreed to hold an inter-promotional elimination match at the Survivor Series which will see ‘The Celtic Warrior’ Sheamus lead Team Raw against Team Smackdown. He will be joined by his rival, Carlito which may well be naive on the part of Raw’s Head of Authority. In the meantime though Smackdown needs to find a team and a captain. Maybe Tazz will let Raw know what he has in store for them this week.

There’s already a whole host of exciting action lined up for Smackdown live this Friday night in Norfolk, Virginia as we will crown a number one contender for Johnny Jeter’s Cruiserweight Championship. The cocky young champion has had his issues with his rookie, Yoshi Tatsu and Santino Marella as of late, and expect them to be involved as well as another mentor/rookie combination in J-Red & Chavo Guerrero, and they too as you’ve seen have their own issues. It should be an exciting contest to see who will meet Jeter in just over a week from now for the gold.

Christian got his hands dirty last week as we mentioned before, only this week he will be in action when he teams up with his trusty problem solver, Tyson Tomko to take on The Empire, who have added William Regal to their little anti-American group. With Captain Charisma still reeling after being screwed out of the World Championship by Edge at No Mercy, maybe the Brits are finally going to get what’s coming to them.

We’ll also see the impressive duo of Bobby Lashley & Charlie Haas take on Petey Williams & Johnny Devine in a rematch from last week after the Canadians went to ask for a rematch. Lashley & Haas have looked almost unstoppable in recent weeks, still yet to taste defeat as a duo and they’ll look to keep that going this week.

M.V.P. & Ron Killings will return to action this week when they meet Chris Masters and The Masterpiece’s rookie, Ryan Sheffield. They both had a night to forget at No Mercy but one of those two teams will see their luck change for the better Friday night in Norfolk.

Also in action is TJ Wilson, the rookie of Harry Smith, one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions. It looked like the other half, Paul Burchill would have to fight alone last week against Masters & Sheffield until Smith showed up with Wilson & Natalya Neidhart at the last second. The UK Pack were victorious but Burchill still wasn’t happy afterwards, walking out on Smith and his long time friend & cousin. It seems that Smith’s relationship with his rookie could be causing some tension with his partner & co-champion. Will that have any effect on Wilson’s match against the angry Dolph Ziggler this week? After losing to Elijah Burke at No Mercy and missing out on a date with Layla before then finding out Burke & Layla got engaged last week, surely Ziggler’s anger levels will be at an all time high when Smackdown rolls in to Virginia this week.

Whatever you do don’t miss Smackdown this week as we continue on the road to the Survivor Series!



>Confirmed for This Week on Smackdown<

Champion vs. Champion
Non-Title Match
Matt Sydal vs. CM Punk

Plus

Christian & Tyson Tomko vs. The Empire

Bobby Lashley & Charlie Haas vs. Petey Williams & Johnny Devine

M.V.P. & Ron Killings vs. Chris Masters & Ryan Sheffield

TJ Wilson vs. Dolph Ziggler

A Number One Contender Battle Royal for a shot at the Cruiserweight Championship



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Friday Night Smackdown
Friday 17th October 2008
Live from the Norfolk Scope
Norfolk, Virginia




*Video Recap*
From Last Week

Standing proudly in the ring with the fans jeering is CM Punk’s rookie, Alberto Del Rio-Ramirez and he’s holding a microphone with a big smile on his face. Looking very smart in black trousers and a white shirt, he calmly waits for the crowd to quieten down. Eventually, they do!


Alberto Del Rio-Ramirez:
At this time it is my pleasure to announce t’ you, the man who was not only was victorious at No Mercy but left still the World Heavyweight Champion. . . my mentor, C-M PUNK!

“This Fire Burns”

A barrage of heat is thrown in the direction of CM Punk as he walks out to the stage with a huge grin on his face. Wearing jeans, a T-shirt and a black leather jacket with the world title draped over his shoulder, he looks down to see his rookie applauding him in the ring. The World Heavyweight Champion nods at him and makes his way coolly down the ramp, taking great pleasure in seeing the fans fury at him holding the world title still. As he steps inside the ring, he walks over to Del Rio-Ramirez and shakes hands with him and is passed the microphone. He continues to revel in the fans’ frustration as his music cuts, bringing out the sheer volume of the heat even more. He soaks it up and laughs it off with his rookie.


CM Punk:
You know by now you’d think I’d be angry that you blind ignorant so called wrestling fans continue to show me this ill-founded disrespect, but the fact remains that I am still your World Heavyweight Champion.

Punk raises his title in the air with great pleasure, winding the crowd up even more, much to Del Rio-Ramirez’s amusement.

CM Punk:
Whatever your opinion of me as champion or even as a person, I don’t care. All that matters is ev’rytime I defend this title I fight as if my life depends on it and the end result is always the same no matter how much that disappoints you and your pathetic lives.

*Boos*

CM Punk: However despite my latest triumph at No Mercy, I have to tell you that it’s been tainted. It’s been tainted in a way that I said could happen and would happen if a certain general manager of ours followed through with his ridiculous idea of bringing a superstar by the name of John Cena over from Raw.

*Huge Pop*

CM Punk: Yeah, John Cena. Ev’rywhere he goes ev’ryone knows who John Cena is, but the problem that I pointed out unsurprisingly has happened in front of my very eyes. I said with total confidence that if John Cena was brought to Smackdown he would steal the limelight away from ev’ryone else, most notably the one person most deserving of it, the one person who’s beaten ev’ryone put in front of him for the last six months, your World Champion C-M Punk.

*More Heat*

CM Punk: I said that Cena would swan over here without a care in the world wanting to be the headline attraction like he was on Raw and look what happened. He had no right getting involved in my match Sunday night, but did that stop the legend that is John Cena, the man you all worship? Of course not. He wasn’t happy not being in the main event and he had to get under the spotlight like he always does. Well guess what Cena? I welcome you to Smackdown, really I do, because John this isn’t Raw. This isn’t the John Cena show. This is Smackdown. There’ll be no fanfare for you each week here. See this is a place where we appreciate being away from the world that revolves around John Cena on Raw. Here we can express ourselves as we wish. We don’t have to worry about John Cena acting as he sees fit, disrespecting ev’ryone who can actually wrestle.

“On this day, I see clearly, ev’rything has come to. . .”

Punk, Del Rio-Ramirez and the fans look stunned to see ‘The Rated-R Superstar’ Edge in a serious looking mood walk out to the stage to a mixed reception, largely boos though. He paces his way down the ramp and in to the ring, past Punk and his rookie to collect a microphone. The music stops and Punk stares at Edge, still shocked to see him standing there.


Edge:
See Punk, it seems that we’ve both got a similar problem here as far as John Cena goes. Both of us have been vocal in saying how much we don’t want him over here, and for the record no one hates Cena more than I do. Cena an’ me have taken each other t’ hell an’ back an’ back again, so I guess you can imagine just how pissed I was t’ see him here when I came back, just as much as I was t’ see my brother get a shot at that world title you’ve got resting on that shoulder of yours. An’ since we’re on the subject of that champ, you might wanna thank me, ‘cause if it weren’t for me spearing Christian the other night, the odds are you wouldn’t be World Champion right now.

*Mixed*

Punk doesn’t look happy about that at all.


CM Punk:
Alright Edge just what it is you came out here t’ say because. . .

Edge: . . . Whoa take a chill pill, I’m not here t’ cause trouble. I’m here t’ help. . . See we all know that at Survivor Series you an’ Cena are gonna be puttin’ teams t’gether t’ go against each other, an’ since we both hate Cena an’ want him gone, I’m here for one reason only Punk, to offer you my services. Like you said before, our joke of a general manager has promised his good buddy Cena a shot at the world title if his team can beat yours, but with me on board that’s not gonna happen. That’ll leave you not having t’ face Cena at Night of Champions, leaving a shot open for someone else t’ face you instead.

Punk smirks, sensing where Edge is going.

CM Punk:
I respect you coming out here an’ being honest. It might be somewhat selfish but I believe you when you say how much you wanna beat Cena and I have to admit that having someone of your experience and ability on board along with myself and Alberto here would definitely help, so Edge, you can count yourself in.

Punk extends his hand to Edge and the two men shake, and then Edge turns to Del Rio-Ramirez to shake his hand. . .

“My Time is Now”

John Cena
hits the stage to a huge roar, and the crowd are going crazy as he runs out to each side of the stage, obviously not at the same time! He might be known as Superman but actually he’s not kids! He heads back to centre stage with a microphone in hand as his music cuts to reveal the full extent of the noise the kids & women are making. Cena looks like he’s loving the attention, unlike Punk, Edge & Del Rio-Ramirez as they stare up at him with disgust.

John Cena:
It’s great t’ see my fan club is in full force t’night. No I mean you guys. I can feel your love an’ you have no idea how much I appreciate it so thanks.

Cena smiles down at them but they’re really not happy to see him standing there making jokes.

CM Punk:
Alright Cena cut the crap. It’s not exactly a surprise you felt the need to come out here and do what you always do. . .

John Cena: . . . Blah blah blah blah blah blah.

*Pop*

John Cena: We’ve heard it all before Punk. You’ve overcome so many challenges; scramble matches, triple threat matches, we get it. The fact is these people don’t like you, they don’t respect you an’ they don’t have to.

*Big Pop*

John Cena: They don’t respect you because you go about your business the wrong way, by hook or by crook. Me, I go out an’ fight f’ my life, an’ if that ain’t enough, at least I’ve given it all I’ve got. You Punk, you wonder why these people don’t respect you? It’s because you’re a hypocrite. You go on an’ on about this journey t’ being the best the business has to offer. Well from where I’m standin’, an’ I don’t often agree with Edge. . . if it weren’t f’ him you wouldn’t be standing there World Champion right now.

Alberto Del Rio-Ramirez: Excuse me but who do you think you are coming out here and disrespecting the heavyweight champion of the world like this? My mentor is ten times the wrestler you will ever be and I’ve already learned so much from him about American wrestling. In fact tonight I want to sure you how much I’ve learnt from watching him, only this time I want to do it in the ring.

Punk looks curiously at his rookie. Del Rio-Ramirez is looking very self assured and looks up at Cena.

Alberto Del Rio-Ramirez:
What better way John Cena than to show you just how good a mentor he is by beating you here t’night in your first official match back as a Smackdown superstar?

Punk tries to talk to the Mexican, but Del Rio-Ramirez is fixed on Cena.

John Cena:
Well if you’re serious Alby I ain’t got a problem with it. I guess I’ll see y’later on. ‘til then, take care!

“My Time is Now” plays to a big cheer in the arena with Punk questioning Del Rio-Ramirez, but he is very self assured and tries to reassure his mentor with Edge looking up disapprovingly at the all smiling face of Cena who salutes back at him before turning round to walk backstage.

***

John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio-Ramirez w/CM Punk

Before the match could start, ‘The Rated-R Superstar’ Edge joined Michael Cole & Matt Striker at the announce table, much to the annoyance of John Cena. He shook his head before smirking, almost expecting to see Edge swing by.

The fans were on their feet as Cena tortured the rookie, putting him through hell. He reached out with desperation for the ropes while Punk watched on, shouting encouragement at his rookie. He held on for dear life, holding his hand up off the mat to stop himself from tapping. He tried to drag himself towards the ropes but Cena was holding on tight with the fans urging the Mexican to tap. He didn’t however and fought his way to the bottom rope, pleasing the hell out of Punk, who turned round laughing at the disappointed crowd. Cena stood up, quite impressed by Del Rio-Ramirez’s resilience. He turned round and saw Punk sn-iggering at him.

Cena was slightly amused by it and then turned back to go after his opponent as he used the ropes to help himself back up. Del Rio-Ramirez was unsteady on his feet and Cena went right after him to scoop him up for the F-U but the Mexican held on to the top rope. He swung his elbow back at Cena’s head, fighting his way down to safety. It sent Cena staggering back in to the middle of the ring, and as he spun back round Del Rio-Ramirez ran right at him and again in to the S-T-FU. A huge pop broke out again as Cena wrenched away at his opponent, and this time there was nowhere for Del Rio-Ramirez to go and he eventually tapped out to the delight of the Hartford crowd.

As Cena’s music hit, he got his arm raised to a massive pop and walked towards the apron, smiling down at an angry World Champion. Punk glared back at him, showing nothing but disgust for him as Edge jumped up from the announce table. With his back turned, Cena had no idea as Edge slipped in to the ring, bringing a smile to the face of CM Punk. Cena smelt something was up and turned round, only to see Edge charge at him and plant him with a spear. The music stopped and Edge stared down at him intensely. Punk joined him in the ring and Edge stood up to see Punk nodding his head in approval.

Del Rio-Ramirez sat up looking across as Punk then dropped his world title belt, watching Cena writhe around on the mat. He then went to give him a helping hand when a big pop broke out. The camera cut to a shot of Matt Sydal racing down the ramp, coming to the aid of his captain at the Survivor Series. He slipped in the ring and ducked a clothesline from Edge to send him down with a jumping spin kick. He then ran and ducked under a clothesline from Punk before catching him with a feint enzuigiri in to a head scissors takedown. As Sydal made his way back up, Edge was back on his feet and connected with a spear to send him down.

Cena was picking himself back up as Edge & Punk were doing the same. An angry Punk walked towards him and lifted him up on to his shoulders for the G-T-S when “Just Close Your Eyes” blasted out to a huge roar. Christian stormed down the ramp with a face like thunder to the shock of Punk & Edge. Punk dropped Cena, focusing on Christian as Edge slid out of the ring and went after his brother. Christian blocked a right hand and levelled him with a right hand of his own before sending him flying in to the steel steps. He then glared at Punk with the World Champion staring back at him. Christian hit the ring and Punk pounced on him, stomping on his back.

He then pulled Christian up and tried for an irish whip but Captain Charisma held on to the ropes, pissing Punk off. The Straight-Edge Superstar ran right at him in to a raised boot from the Canadian. Christian followed him out and hit the Killswitch to a huge pop. Punk rolled to the outside by Edge as his rookie stood up and clubbed Christian across the back. He then grabbed him by the wrist but Christian reversed it in to a short arm clothesline and then clotheslined him down to the floor alongside his mentor & Edge. Christian was on fire as Cena sat up looking surprised to see him, and Sydal too sat up as Christian then went to get a microphone.

Christian: Cena, we might’ve had our problems in the past but right now it looks like we’ve both got our fair share of problems with those guys right there. So what I came out here for is real simple. . . I know it’s your team an’ your decision but if you want someone to help kick their asses at Survivor Series, I want in.

Cena stands up and looks at Christian without the microphone and holds his hand out for it, and Captain Charisma hands it to him.

John Cena:
You want in?

Christian nods back at him emphatically and says "you're damn right I do", then stares back at Team Punk.

John Cena:
You got it.

“My Time is Now” plays to a big pop as Cena & Christian engage in an intense staredown with Punk, Edge & Del Rio-Ramirez on the floor. Sydal picks himself back up, given a helping hand by Cena and stares right at the Survivor Series opposition too as the show comes to a close.


*Opening Video*
“If You Rock Like Me”



*Cut to the Arena*


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


Michael Cole:
Welcome ev’ryone to Friday Night Smackdown where we come to you live from Norfolk Virginia, and boy do we have ourselves a main event t’night when it will be champion versus champion. The United States Champion an’ the King of the Ring Matt Sydal will meet the World Heavyweight Champion C-M Punk later on t’night. Not only will they be on opposing sides at Survivor Series, they will collide t’night right here on Friday Night Smackdown.

Matt Striker: And if that’s not enough, we will determine the number one contender for the Cruiserweight Championship in a battle royal.

Michael Cole: I think it’s safe t’ say that Johnny Jeter will be watching that with interest, and also t’night the former number one contenders for the tag team titles, Petey Williams an’ Johnny Devine have requested a rematch against the team that beat them here last week, the team that have been on a role as of late in Bobby Lashley an’ Charlie Haas. That should be real int’resting too Matt as it looks like the Canadians really mean business.

Matt Striker: It sure seems that way Michael, however getting things started for us t’night are the team Lashley an’ Haas defeated at No Mercy.


*The Opening Match*
M.V.P. & Ron Killings vs. Chris Masters & Ryan Sheffield


M.V.P. & Killings sure got the crowd going from the moment they walked out in to the arena, seriously pumped up and slapping hands with the fans all the way down the ramp to ringside. Their opponents on the other hand though were extremely serious as they then made their entrance, and after a slow start the mentor & rookie combination slowed down Killings in particular. However as the match went in to its closing stages, Killings came back fighting and escaped Masters clutches when The Masterpiece was getting ready to apply The Masterlock. Killings slipped behind him and took him down with a reverse DDT to get the crowd going again.

His partner encouraged him on the apron as he went for a cover, not able to get all of it, still suffering from the beating he took, meaning it was no surprise Masters kicked out at two. As both men made their way up, Masters was able to reverse an irish whip, but as Killings came back off the ropes he ducked a wild clothesline, hit the ropes again and came back with a jumping corkscrew flying forearm smash to another big pop. They both clawed their way back up and Killings wasted no time in levelling The Masterpiece with a jumping enzuigiri. Somehow though Masters just about managed to get his shoulder up before the ref could count to three, leaving Killings & M.V.P. stunned.

Killings then tagged M.V.P. in, and despite going for The Playmaker and failing, he managed to connect moments later with the facewash in the corner, and as Masters staggered out in to his path, he did manage to connect with The Playmaker, only Sheffield broke up the cover with a stomp to the back of M.V.P’s head. Killings was furious and hit the ring straight away, taking both himself & Sheffield over the top and down to the floor with a clothesline. Back in the ring, Masters & M.V.P. struggled their way back up, and after a fallaway slam by The Masterpiece, Masters was getting ready for The Masterlock.

The fans were worried, but as he tried to lock it in M.V.P. forced him back in to the pads to escape the hold before it was applied properly. M.V.P. walked out and turned round to see Masters coming at him and reacted quickly to kick him in the gut and connect with an overhead belly to belly suplex. Masters was in a bad way as a fired up M.V.P. stood up and watched his opponent try to sit up. He didn’t give him a second longer to get up and ran at him, nailing him with the Drive By Kick to pick up the win for him & Killings to a pretty strong pop. Killings then joined him in the ring and they celebrated with the crowd all the way back up the ramp while Sheffield stood up on the outside confused as to what was going on with his mentor sitting up angrily.

Winners: MVP & Ron Killings by pinfall.


*Cut Backstage*


We’re taken to the locker room of the World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk where he sits on the bench alongside his smartly dressed rookie, Alberto Del Rio-Ramirez with the Mexican looking a bit angry. Punk on the other hand seems fairly relaxed.

CM Punk:
Hey, look I know you’re not happy you lost t’ Cena last week but the reality of all what went down was you did something not many people here have had the guts t’ do f’ years. You didn’t just stand up t’ John Cena. You challenged him to a match and you’ve gotta know like I’m sure you already do, you did a good job in there. He had t’ work real hard t’ beat you. Don’t f’get that. There’s no reason f’ you to be down on y’self. If I doubted you would I put you on my team at Survivor Series? You know I wouldn’t. I need a team I have total confidence in and I’ve got total confidence in you so get your head up and focus on the positives of last week ‘cause there were a hell of a lot more than y’think.

Del Rio turns to his mentor and nods his head at him, picking up on what he’s been told.

Alberto Del Rio-Ramirez:
You’re right. Thank you and I promise you this. . .

Del Rio-Ramirez looks up distracted, and then so does Punk as we hear the door out of shot close. ‘The Gold Standard’ Shelton Benjamin then walks towards them, looking kind of serious tonight, surprising the World Champion and his rookie.

CM Punk:
Shelton, hey. Are we in the wrong dressing room ‘cause. . .

Shelton Benjamin: . . . No you’re not an’ neither am I.

CM Punk: Huh, so are you going to explain what it is you’re doing here only I’m kind of at a loss right now. Maybe you can help me out.

Shelton Benjamin: That’s exactly what I came here t’ do Punk. I came here to offer you my help at the Survivor Series against John Cena. I want a spot on your team.

Punk turns to Del Rio smirking, and even the Mexican seems amused by that. Punk stands up and Shelton remains very serious.

CM Punk:
Look, I appreciate you coming here with your generous offer, really I do, it’s just, an’ don’t take this personally Shelton, what I need on my team is winners. This might be a little close t’ home but it seems all you’ve done lately is lose lose an’ lose some more, all t’ one guy who just by chance I’ll be facing later on t’night and at the Survivor Series. You can kind of see my problem right ‘cause if you were in my shoes even you’d have problem picking yourself the way things have been f’ you this year.

Shelton Benjamin: With respect Punk you don’t have t’ tell me about what the last few months have been like. No one knows about that more than me. What I do know is this. What’s happened has happened an’ I wanna move past it like you wouldn’t believe, an’ Punk, you know talent when you see it. We’ve hooked up in that ring on more than one occasion, you know what I can do.

CM Punk: Yeah I do, lose a lot t’ Matt Sydal, an’ if that happens again at Survivor Series I’m down a guy an’ I can’t afford to let that happen. . . Listen this isn’t personal Shelton. Like you said you do have talent but you can understand my concerns right?

Shelton Benjamin: Given what’s. . .

CM Punk: . . . Shelton, I appreciate you stoppin’ by but like Simon Cowell I have to play the tough guy some times, so f’ now it’s a no.

Shelton Benjamin: Alright fine, just let me give you one piece of advice, don’t underestimate Sydal, ‘cause if y’do it might just come back an’ bite you in the ass.

CM Punk: Thanks for the concern but I’ve got it covered believe me.

A slightly disappointed yet not so surprised looking Shelton turns round and leaves the room, prompting Punk to turn round and look at his rookie. The Mexican stands up and smiles at the World Champion.

Alberto Del Rio-Ramirez:
Was he serious? Did that really just happen?

CM Punk: Y’know I don’t care about that. I’ve got other things t’ worry about t’night, starting with my match later on. Anything else can wait.

Del Rio-Ramirez nods his head again at his mentor as Punk grabs his boots and puts them on the bench as he prepares to take on Sydal in tonight’s main event.


*Video Promo*

An extremely confident looking Michelle McCool dressed in her ring gear makes her way through the back along with her two rookies, Alicia Fox & Rosa Mendes, both smiling standing either side of their mentor.


*Commercial Break*


“You’re not enough for me. . .”

Michelle McCool
walks out in to the arena with a smug smile on her face with Alicia Fox & Rosa Mendes either side of her. She smirks at the fans giving her abuse in the front row and shrugs off the boos being thrown at her without a care in the world before entering the ring where she walks over to the apron and demands a microphone from Justin Roberts. Her music cuts as she turns back in to the centre of the ring alongside her rookies to look up at the stage.

Michelle McCool:
Beth, I know you’re back there. I’ve got a proposition for you an’ that rookie of yours, an’ what I want you t’ do is t’ come down here t’ hear it right now.

McCool stands there laughing with Alicia & Rosa and she doesn’t have to wait long.

“Glamazon”

The WWE Diva’s Champion, Beth Phoenix makes her way out to the stage with Nikki Roxx, both clearly confused as to what it is McCool has to say, and she still chuckles away with her rookies in the ring as Beth & Roxx join them in the ring. They stand there and look at McCool, waiting to hear her proposal.

Michelle McCool:
Hey, thanks for getting out here so fast. You might wanna turn around though an’ walk back when you’ve heard what it is I’ve gotta say.

Beth isn’t in the mood to wait around and gestures at McCool to get a move on.

Michelle McCool:
Alright, take it easy. What it is Beth, well it’s real simple, kind of like you.

Beth doesn’t like that and just stares over at the smug McCool.

Michelle McCool:
What I brought you out here for, well as you can tell I’m dressed to compete, an’ just like you Beth I’ve got the job of being a mentor and I thought I’d do you a favour t’night. What I thought we’d do is have ourselves a little match between, well me an’ that cute little rookie of yours right here right now.

*Pop*

Michelle McCool: What y’ think ladies? Are we happy about that?

Roxx nods her head emphatically at Beth, clearly well up for it.

Michelle McCool:
Wait that’s not at all. Since I’m doing you a favour by giving her a workout against Smackdown’s number one diva, I want something in return, I don’t work f’ free . . What I want when. . .if I win is a shot at the diva’s title.

Boos break out as Beth shakes her head, and Roxx is even a little stunned by that catch. McCool just looks over waiting for an answer.

Michelle McCool:
What’s it t’ be ladies? We’ve not got all night y’know, an’ before I f’get Beth, you have t’ leave her to it an’ watch from the back, just so you’re not tempted t’ screw me out of the title match I deserve.

Roxx turns to Beth and still seems up for it. The Glamazon though doesn’t and walks over to the ropes to get a microphone of her own, giving McCool and her rookies a dirty look before rejoining Roxx.

Beth Phoenix:
If you wanted a shot at the diva’s title Michelle, all you had t’ do was ask. What you didn’t need t’ do was bring Nikki in to it and set this trap with those mini Michelles hanging around waiting to help you out.

Michelle McCool: Y’know I think I’d rather do it this way, make it feel like I really earned it.

Beth Phoenix: Well your way isn’t happening. You can play games with me all you want but not with her.

Roxx watches on disappointed but also seems to understand what her mentor is saying.

Michelle McCool:
Well it sounds t’ me Nikki that your mentor doesn’t have a lot of faith in you.

Beth Phoenix: Hang on Michelle that’s not what I said. I do have faith in her. I believe she can beat you. I also believe those rookies of yours could get involved and cost her the match.

Michelle McCool: What she’s saying Nikki is she doesn’t think you can hack it.

Beth Phoenix: That’s not what I said.

Roxx steps in and asks to take the microphone. Beth looking quite angry now hands it over, still staring angrily at McCool.

Nikki Roxx:
Beth I know there’s a lot at stake here and I know she’s twisting what you said but I really wanna do this. I think I can beat her. In fact I know I can beat her and I’ll have fun doing it. Please I won’t let you down I promise.
Michelle McCool: You heard her Beth. She sounds confident right? You’re not going to disappoint her are you?

Beth stands there shaking her head and biting her lip, then takes the stick back from her rookie.

Beth Phoenix:
Alright fine, but if anything funny goes on I’ll be right back down here, an’ that’s a promise.

Roxx tries to reassure her but The Glamazon’s eyes & mind are still on McCool as she jokes around with Mendes & Fox.

Michelle McCool:
Alright we need a ref out here, let’s go.

McCool’s rookies leave the ring and then Beth does the same, still not happy as a ref passes her on the ramp while Mendes & Fox show support for their mentor on the outside as Roxx psyches herself up for battle with the ultra confident McCool. Beth turns back at the top of the ramp and shakes her head again with McCool waving smugly at her, pissing Beth off even more as she stomps to the back.


*Match #2*
Nikki Roxx vs. Michelle McCool w/Alicia Fox & Rosa Mendes
If McCool wins, she receives a shot at the Diva’s Championship


McCool started the match on top and quickly became extremely confident, so much so that it allowed Beth’s rookie a way back in to the contest. Roxx had McCool and her own rookies worried, and she came within a millisecond of gaining an upset when she connected with a tornado DDT. McCool though got her shoulder up just as the ref’s hand came down to count to three. Alicia & Rosa were panicking on the outside, and Roxx went to finish the job, but as she stood up, Rosa hopped up on to the apron and distracted her. Nikki was livid and went right after her, knocking her down with a running right hand. Alicia checked on her straight away, and as Nikki turned round in the ring, McCool was back on her feet, albeit groggy.

Roxx ran at her but McCool countered with a standing dropkick. She wasn’t happy when Roxx kicked out at two. She looked to wrap the match up with the Wings of Love only for Roxx to counter with a back body drop. Both divas were struggling as they clawed their way back up and it was Roxx who struck the first blow, ducking a wild right hand from McCool and planting her with a spinning spinebuster. The crowd were cheering her on as she made the cover, however yet again McCool denied her, much to the displeasure of the crowd. Roxx was feeling it though and with momentum on her side she dragged McCool up and set her up for a hammerlock guillotine drop (Voodoo Drop).

Alicia flew up on to the apron, pissing Roxx off again no end. She let go of Michelle and walked across with the ref following. She grabbed Alicia by the head and the ref tried to stop her hitting her as McCool was making it back up to her feet. Roxx ignored the ref’s plea and nailed Alicia, but as she then turned round and walked towards her opponent, McCool rose up and stomped her in the gut before planting her with the Faith Breaker to pick up the victory and earn herself a shot at the Diva’s Championship.

McCool stood up with a big smile on her face with her music playing and her rookies rolling around on the floor. The Glamazon then made her way back out, much to McCool’s amusement. Beth wasn’t happy and didn’t take her eyes off her as she entered the ring before going to check on Roxx as her rookie sat up. She was very apologetic and Beth eased her concerns with McCool looking on laughing. She then left the ring and headed to the back with Alicia & Rosa, both back on their feet and they all stopped on the stage to look back and laugh at the unhappy Roxx and angry Diva’s Champion.

Winner: Michelle McCool by pinfall.


*Cut Backstage*


Christian is getting ready in his locker room, taping up his wrists as Tyson Tomko does the same with Josh Matthews standing by looking a bit tense at being there with them.

Josh Matthews:
Later on this evening these two men behind me, Christian an’ Tyson Tomko will be taking on The Empire in tag team action, (Josh turns round) but right now Christian I’d like to get your thoughts on what happened at the end of last week’s show when you offered John Cena your services at Survivor Series against C-M Punk’s team considering the history that you have with Cena.

Christian focuses on Josh and is looking deadly serious again this week.

Christian:
Josh there’s no doubt me an’ John Cena haven’t always seen eye to eye, but he’s not the only one I have a lot of history with. You wanna know who I’m talking about Josh? I’m talking about my brother Edge. See after I beat him at SummerSlam and he disappeared, I thought it was just that. . . history, but it turns out that’s not the case. See two weeks ago at No Mercy I was seconds away from becoming the World Heavyweight Champion, the one thing I’ve dreamed of my entire life. But Adam, no he couldn’t let that happen. My bitter jealous brother couldn’t live with me becoming World Champion, meaning I’ve also got unfinished business with the champion himself. Then when I heard Adam was gonna be on his team at Survivor Series it was too good an opportunity t’ miss. This way I get t’ kick both their asses at the same time. I was that close to winning the world title that I could taste it, and Adam took it away from me, not that I’m surprised. But let me tell you this Josh, he’s gonna be sorry. Last week was just the start, and when I’m done with him, Punk you’re next. We all know it’s Cena that’s got the title shot lined up but he knows how much I wan’ it too an’ he’s fine with that. We both want the same thing, t’ beat Edge an’ Punk an’ t’ be World Champion. That’s why we’re gonna come out on top at Survivor Series, then whatever happens happens. T’night though Josh me an’ my old buddy Tomko have got some business t’ take care of in two British punks who’ve got a problem runnin’ their mouths, but listen up chaps, t’night me an’ my problem solver here are gonna solve that problem for ya. Yeah, we’re gonna overthrow The Empire right here in the United States, then at Survivor Series Punk your team’s next.

Josh looks a little taken aback by Christian’s strong words, and Captain Charisma turns round, going back to taping up his wrists with the camera zooming in on his very focused face.


*Cut Backstage*


Tazz shows the smiling duo of M.V.P. & Ron Killings out of his office, and the Smackdown General Manager is also showing off a smile too.

M.V.P.:
Y’made a great choice boss. We ain’t gonna let y’down, believe that.

Tazz: I ain’t worried fellas. I know you’re the guys f’ the job.

Ron Killings: No doubt.

M.V.P.: We’ll catch y’later boss.

‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels looking in a very serious mood tonight walks in to shot in his casual gear as the very happy duo walk away.

Tazz:
Hey Shawn, what’s up buddy?

Shawn Michaels: I’ve got some business t’ run by y’boss. I think there’s a guy y’might be int’rested in.

Tazz: I hear ya. Maybe we should step inside an’ talk business.

Tazz steps to the side and pushes the door open for Michaels who walks in, followed by Tazz as we saw the door close.


*Video Promo*

The extremely focused team of Bobby Lashley & Charlie Haas are shown walking through the back as they prepare to take on Petey Williams & Johnny Devine in a rematch from last week, and that’s coming up next!


*Commercial Break*


*Video Recap*
From Last Week

Bobby Lashley & Charlie Haas vs. Petey Williams & Johnny Devine

Lashley & Haas were on fire in this one, up & at it from the moment the bell rung. Cole & Striker were in awe of them, commenting on how quickly they’re becoming an effective unit, and their Canadian opponents were left frustrated by their opponents. They didn’t seem to have gotten over their failure to win the tag team titles at No Mercy either, and Petey especially was in one foul mood. The crowd were cheering as Lashley’s dominance shone through, and as he retreated to his corner with his eyes locked firmly on the squirming Canadian, Devine panicked knowing his partner was in serious danger. He rushed in to the ring and ran across at Lashley, but the former military man ran at him to meet him halfway and take him down with an explosive spear.

The cheers broke out again as the impact sent Devine rolling out to the floor while Petey unwittingly struggled to get back up. Lashley watched him up every step of the way before losing patience to pull him in to place for the Dominator. Petey was defenceless and was quickly slammed in to the mat, putting up no resistance whatsover as Lashley made the cover, picking up the three count to give him & Haas another impressive victory. The two men got themselves a very decent pop and show of appreciation from the crowd as they had their arms raised by the referee while Cole & Striker raved about how much of a threat they’re becoming to the rest of the tag team division.


*Cut to the Arena*



*Match #3*
Bobby Lashley & Charlie Haas vs. Petey Williams & Johnny Devine


Before the match even started, Cole & Striker were hyping up the recent run Lashley & Haas have been on, how they’re functioning so well as a unit and how much of a threat they could potentially be in the not so distant future. The Canadians were so determined to throw a spanner in the works and had to use some underhand tactics to get in to the contest, and as the match went on and they looked in serious danger, Williams stormed the ring to break up what looked to be a certain three count following a spear from Lashley on Devine. That brought Williams & Haas in to the ring as the legal men while Lashley & Devine recovered on the apron.

Haas was lively and incredibly fired up, putting Petey firmly on the back foot. Williams thought he’d countered a back body drop by landing on his feet, but as he stomped Haas in the gut and pulled him in to place for the Canadian Destroyer, this time Haas countered ironically with a back body drop. As Petey then picked himself back up, Haas slipped behind him for a german suplex, holding on for the cover. Petey kicked out and bravely clawed his way back up with the focused Haas watching him every step of the way. Haas wasted no time in grabbing him by the arm and firing him in to the corner, but as he ran in Petey countered by lifting his boot up in to Charlie’s face.

It sent Haas staggering away from the corner and Petey ran at him to take him down with a swinging neckbreaker. It was Charlie’s turn to break the cover, not leaving Petey too happy at all. He went on to try and finish the job, and after a couple of close calls, he once again went for the Destroyer only to see Haas counter again in the same way, with a back body drop. They both struggled back up but Haas was looking meanly determined. He pulled down the straps and roared before planting Petey with the Olympic Slam. This time Devine came to the rescue before the ref had a chance to count to three, stomping on the back of Haas’s head.

Devine just looked down and laughed, not realising the ticked off Lashley had entered the ring and was stalking him for the spear, and as Devine turned round, Lashley charged at him and ripped him in two, sending Devine under the bottom rope and down to the floor below. That left Petey & Haas all alone when Lashley had returned to the apron, and as they got to their feet, Petey turned back to run the ropes and came back looking for a spinning wheel kick.

Haas ducked it though, and as Petey once again picked himself back up, Haas caught him with another Olympic Slam before locking in the Haas of Pain, forcing Petey to tap after a brave effort. As the bell rang Lashley joined his partner in the ring and they got their arms raised to a strong pop from the impressed Norfolk crowd, Striker & Cole again praised the duo and said how they’re going to be a real force to be reckoned with in the tag team division, and judging by their serious expressions, that could well be the case. They had a brief congratulatory guy hug before heading to the back as Petey sat up looking very sorry for himself.

Winners: Bobby Lashley & Charlie Haas by submission.


*Cut Backstage*


The UK Pack and Harry Smith’s rookie, TJ Wilson along with his girlfriend, Natalya Neidhart are in their locker room with Wilson ready for action. Burchill doesn’t look too happy as he stands alone with Natalya & Smith by TJ’s side.

Harry Smith:
You’re gonna be fine t’night I promise. I know this is your first proper match here but I know just how good you are. Back when we were in Canada t’gether I saw what you could do an’ trust me you have nothing to worry about. You’ve got what it takes t’ do well here, an’ when you beat Dolph Ziggler t’night I’ll be there to raise your arm in victory.

Natalya Neidhart: He’s right T-J. You can beat him.

TJ nods his head, believing what he’s hearing with Smith & Natalya clearly right behind him.

Harry Smith:
Now, are you ready t’ get out there?

TJ Wilson: Alright let’s do this.

Smith & Natalya give him a brief hug before going to leave the room, and after TJ & Natalya do so, Smith turns back to look at the isolated figure of Burchill.

Harry Smith:
You comin’?

Paul Burchill: Sorry are you talking to me for a change?

Smith goes steps back in the room and lets the door shut.

Harry Smith:
Is there something wrong?

Paul Burchill: Is there something wrong? Now what would give you that impression?

Harry Smith: Well last week for a start. You couldn’t wait to leave the ring after our match. What was all that about?

Paul Burchill: Seriously Harry? You remember you were the one who nearly didn’t turn up, meaning I would have been in a handicap match.

Harry Smith: I apologised for that an’ it’s not as if you had to go it alone.

Paul Burchill: You can apologise all you want, it wouldn’t have been enough if you didn’t turn up, which you nearly didn’t.

Harry Smith: But I did, we won I apologised an’ it’s done. Now are you coming?

Paul Burchill: Really? You can’t see what’s going on here can you?

Harry Smith: What are you talking about?

Smith’s confused as hell and stares at an angry Burchill when TJ & Natalya walk back in, both confused as to what’s going on.

TJ Wilson:
Is ev’rything okay guys?

Paul Burchill: Which one of us are you asking, not that it should be hard to work it out. . . well not f’ me.

Burchill walks past Smith and then shrugs past the shocked Wilson & Neidhart, surprising them even more.

Natalya Neidhart:
What’s going on?

Harry Smith: F’get about him. We’ve gotta get going f’ your match. Ev’rything else can wait. Come on, let’s go.

Smith walks out of the room followed by the uneasy looking Wilson & Natalya.


*Commercial Break*


There’s a party going on in the back with a fancy dress code and there stand the newly engaged couple of Elijah Burke & Layla, smiling widely as they gaze in to each other’s eyes. In to the shot walk Matt Sydal along with his girlfriend, Mickie James. Sydal’s in his street clothes holding his United States title, and both he & Mickie are smiling too as they greet their friends.

Mickie James:
Hey guys, congratulations.

Mickie hugs Layla and Layla shows off the ring as Sydal shakes hands with Burke.

Mickie James:
Oh my god. That’s beautiful.

Matt Sydal: Congratulations buddy. I wish I could stick around but I’ve got a match t’ get ready for. . .

Elijah Burke: . . . Oh yeah, against C-M Punk right? That’s gonna be tough but good luck bro’. I’ll be routin’ for ya. I might even sneak away if I can. You know what these things are like?

Matt Sydal: I think you’re best off stickin’ it out, but hey, as soon as I’m done I’ll be right back t’ join the party.

Burke smiles and then looks over Sydal’s shoulder, looking a bit confused as a fairly big blonde woman with tattoos on her arms wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and a camouflage cap holding a flask, looking to be ODB whose video vignette played last week walks in.

ODB:
Is this where’s the party at?

She takes a swig from the flask as Layla & Mickie turn round, both confused as to who she is and what she’s doing there.

ODB:
So who’s this lucky bride then?

Layla: Err, that’ll be me.

ODB: Huh, I wouldn’t mind a piece o’ you myself.

Layla: What did you say?

Burke & Sydal turn at each and smirk, looking at each other if they heard that right while Layla looks utterly baffled.

Mickie James:
Excuse me but who exactly are you even doing here?

ODB: Whoa, chill out an’ have some fun bitch. It won’t kill you y’know.

Layla: Seriously who invited you?

Mickie James: No one, that’s who.

ODB: God is this supposed t’ be a party or what. What’s your problem?

Mickie James: Right now you are an’ we want you t’ leave. . . now. So if you don’t mind.

ODB: A’ight fine.

ODB grudgingly nods her head and takes another swig with all eyes on her, then lays one on Mickie, catching them all by surprise as well as the guests behind them. Mickie sits up staring furiously at ODB as she leaves the room with Layla kneeling down to check on her.

Layla:
Are you okay?

Mickie James: Yeah I’ll be fine. Don’t worry about me.

The camera then zooms in on the angry Mickie before fading out.


*Video Recap*
From Last Week

Non-Title Match
The UK Pack w/TJ Wilson & Natalya Neidhart vs. Chris Masters & Ryan Sheffield

Masters & Sheffield were revelling in the prospect of having to face just one half of the tag team champions as Paul Burchill made his way out to the ring alone, and he was understandably angry at having to do so. However as he stepped inside the ring and handed his title belt over to the referee, a flustered Harry Smith along with his rookie, TJ Wilson & Natalya Neidhart walked out to the arena. Burchill turned and saw Smith there, getting an instant apology as his partner entered the ring in his normal clothes, jeans and a T-shirt.

Burchill questioned him without things getting aggressive and TJ & Natalya entered the ring to help explain, frustrating their opponents who told the ref to get a move on. Once the match started there was no questioning Smith’s commitment. Masters & Sheffield looked like they had a point to prove and the rookie was impressing. He was doing so at the expense of Burchill, and the Brit didn’t seem his usual self at all, allowing Sheffield the chance to put him & Masters in control. . .

Burchill was sizing his opponent up for the kill, causing Masters to panic and storm the ring. He ran at Burchill for a clothesline but the Englishman ducked, resulting in Masters nailing his rookie instead. Burchill quickly tossed the shocked Masters out of the ring before planting the groggy Sheffield with the C4 to pick up the win for the tag team champions. At the bell though, after initially celebrating together, the champs were split as TJ & Natalya joined in to congratulate them. They ended up doing so with Smith, leaving Burchill standing on his own awkwardly, and he left the ring looking a bit put out, confusing Smith & Co in the ring as they watched the unhappy Burchill walk to the back without looking back.


*Cut to the Arena*



*Match #4*
TJ Wilson w/Harry Smith & Katie Lee vs. Dolph Ziggler


We got a glimpse of Paul Burchill watching from a monitor in the back as Wilson made his entrance with Smith & Natalya, appearing to really get under the skin of Burchill who then turned around and left. Ziggler was in a similar foul mood as he made his entrance, giving the fans dirty looks as he walked down the ramp while Smith gave his rookie a pep talk inside the squared circle. Just as the bell rang however, The Miz, Jack Swagger & Heath Slater all walked out to the stage and stayed there to watch the proceedings, confused everyone at ringside. Ziggler’s anger continued and Wilson was on the wrong end of it for the opening minutes.

Dolph was given a couple of warnings by the ref, and as the match went on his mood didn’t approve thanks to the fighting spirit of Smith’s rookie. Ziggler thought he put him away after an enzuigiri but that wasn’t the case. He rushed back up to his feet and urged TJ to get up, but frustration got the better of him and he dragged him up, setting up him for a brainbuster. TJ blocked it though, infuriating Ziggler. Dolph snapped and shoved him down to the mat. As Wilson then picked himself back up, Ziggler walked menacingly over to him and pulled him back up, whipping him in to the ropes trying to apply a sleeper hold as TJ came back.

Wilson countered though and slipped behind, dropped to his knees and swept Dolph’s legs from under him to a decent pop. TJ didn’t waste a single second and hurried up to his feet, running past his opponent in to the ropes, hitting the ropes to come back and nail Dolph with a sit down dropkick to the face. The crowd got behind the rookie even more as he dived on top of Ziggler for the cover, only to see him get his shoulder up at two. TJ wasn’t done there and took the fight to his opponent. As Ziggler made it to his feet Wilson levelled him with a series of stiff kicks to the chest, putting Dolph down on to one knee.

Wilson then raced past him in to the ropes behind him, bounced off them and came back to connect with a snap mare, sending Dolph’s face crashing in to the canvas to another decent pop. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to secure the win as Dolph got his shoulder up before the ref could count to three. Wilson wasn’t deterred though, and with encouragement being thrown his way by his girlfriend & mentor, the talented Canadian went right back at his opponent, grabbing both his legs for the Sharpshooter. The fans cheered but Dolph blocked it and powered out, forcing Wilson backwards and down to the mat.

They both made their way back up, but as Dolph ran at him, TJ caught him with a swift kick to the gut followed by a tornado DDT. The crowd were cheering as Wilson scurried across the mat to make another cover, and again Ziggler escaped. The frustration & disappointment was starting to show from Wilson, but Smith encouraged him to keep on going, and that he did as the concerned looking Team Miz watched on from the stage. TJ went to the apron, watching Ziggler attempt to get back up to his feet, struggling to do so and looking very groggy.

Wilson steadied himself and then hit a springboard before looking to connect with a front flip neckbreaker, but Ziggler sidestepped it at the last second. He was livid as he glared down with fury at the squirming rookie. Ziggler went to the corner and pulled himself up to the second rope, watching his opponent struggle up to his knees in front of him. Dolph was focused as hell and then jumped off to hit a leg drop bulldog, and this time it was TJ that kicked out at two to the relief of the crowd, Smith & Natalya. The Miz was still concerned as he looked on with Swagger & Slater either side of him.

Dolph was getting anxious and looked to seal the deal with the Zig Zag but TJ stepped forward to see Ziggler hit the mat to a big pop. TJ regained his composure and watched Dolph pick himself up before running the ropes for another springboard, looking for a back elbow smash. Dolph ducked it though and TJ hit the mat this time. He didn’t want to stay down and pulled himself up to his knees as the intense Ziggler got to his feet, staring right at his opponent the whole time, and as TJ stood up, Dolph slipped behind him and this time hit the Zig Zag.

He turned Wilson over and hooked both legs to earn himself a hard fought victory over the resilient Wilson to the disappointment of the crowd as well as both Smith & Natalya. Cole & Striker both said what a great job TJ did and what a brave effort it was, not that Ziggler cared as he pulled his arm away from the referee before leaving the ring to see The Miz, Slater & Swagger all nodding their heads looking impressed. Ziggler wasn’t sure what was going on as he was then ushered to the back by The Miz while Smith & Natalya entered the ring to console TJ who got a pretty loud cheer as he was helped up by his mentor.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler by pinfall.


*Video Promo*

We’re shown a series of clips of superstars making their way through the back for the number one contenders Battle Royal for the Cruiserweight Championship coming up, starting with Santino Marella, the uneasy rookie & mentor combinations of J-Red & Chavo Guerrero and then Yoshi Tatsu with the casually dressed Cruiserweight Champion, Johnny Jeter.


*Commercial Break*


*Video Promo*


We’re shown footage from during the break where The Miz, Jack Swagger & Heath Slater walked in one of the locker rooms with Dolph Ziggler.


*Cut Across the Back*


Josh Matthews
is standing by at the interview set.

Josh Matthews:
Ladies an’ gentleman please welcome my guest at this time, John Cena.

The camera zooms out to reveal John Cena standing there alongside Josh, and Cena seems to be fairly relaxed this evening.

Josh Matthews:
John thanks for joining me. What I want to ask you about is Survivor Series. Last week we saw both yours and C-M Punk’s teams begin t’ take shape, an’ with so much at stake in that elimination match, how happy are you with the way things are shaping up?

John Cena: Well Josh I can’t speak f’ Punk but I’m real happy with the guys I’ve got on my team. Although I’ve gotta say Punk’s done good too. I know all about Edge an’ that Alby ain’t bad either. I found that out myself last week but all that matters t’ me Josh is my team. I couldn’t ask f’ better partners. Christian’s been on fire since he came back, an’ Matty Sydal. That kid’s on fire too. The United States title, the King of the Ring, nothin’s stoppin’ this guy, maybe not even Punk t’night, but hey, there might be a couple more guys I’ve had a little word with t’night ‘bout jumpin’ on board f’ Survivor Series.

Josh Matthews: Really? Could you tell us who they are?

Cena smiles big time.

John Cena:
Nice try Josh but right now all I care about is watchin’ my boy get in that ring t’night with C-M Punk an’ do what he’s done all year, cause an upset, an’ Punk I’m gonna be watchin’ closely so don’t try anythin’ funny ‘cause I’LL BE RIGHT DOWN THERE IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE AN’ YOU KNOW IT.

The deadly serious Cena stares in to the camera for a couple of seconds, making sure Punk hears his message, then turns and nods at Josh before heading out of the shot.


*Cut to the Arena*


*Match #5*
Number One Contendership Battle Royal for the Cruiserweight Championship
Featuring: Santino Marella, J-Red, Yoshi Tatsu, Super Crazy, Paul London, Jimmy Yang, Sonjay Dutt, Chavo Guerrero, Jamie Noble, Kid Kash & Brian Kendrick


Johnny Jeter was sitting quite comfortably at the announce table with his Cruiserweight title resting on it as the thick & fast action went on in front of him while he told Striker & Cole how he couldn’t care less who won the Battle Royal as he’d beat whoever the winner was next week anyway. He put down his “annoying” rookie, Yoshi Tatsu as well as Santino, saying how much he’d love to beat the hell out of them both and it’s a pity they both couldn’t win so he could get the chance to do just that next week. As the contest went on, we saw Yang & Dutt eliminated in the early going by Chavo & Kendrick respectively before Crazy was then sent crashing by The Pitbulls.

Next to go were The Pitbulls, first Kash thanks to a brilliant counter from J-Red that saw him wriggle round on Kash’s shoulders before sending him over the top with headscissors, using the ropes to hold on to as Kash hit the floor. Noble was furious and charged at Red as he stood up, and Red held the rope down to send Noble flying out of the match to a big pop. Red was on fire and came close to eliminating Kendrick before Chavo pulled him away and caught him with a Brainbsuter. Chavo loved every second if it too, laughing at his motionless rookie.

Kendrick didn’t last much longer though as he was sent tumbling over the ropes by a cross body from his former partner, Paul London. However the momentum sent London over too and they hit the floor together, and as they made it to their feet on the floor, Kendrick got in London’s face, leading to them brawling all the way to the back with officials trying to pull them apart. That left four and it was Yoshi who bit the bullet when he missed with a roundhouse kick on Chavo, spinning round by the ropes.

The Mexican Warrior then took full advantage by clotheslining Yoshi over the top and down to the floor below which was met by a round of applause from Jeter who stood up at the announce table. As the action went on, Santino helped out Red against his mentor, but after putting Chavo down, Marella caught Red off guard and tried to eliminate him, grabbing him and tossing him over the ropes. Red held on to the top rope, dangling against the apron, much to Santino’s surprise when he turned round, thinking he’d eliminated him. He went right back to end Red’s chances but the rookie wasn’t done, using his upper body weight to flip back and kick the Italian in the face.

It sent Santino away in a daze as Red steadied himself on the apron, then hit a springboard to hit the Red Alert to a huge pop. The crowd loved it and cheered for a fair few seconds. Red went back after his mentor, but he found himself in some pain when he went for standing shooting star press only to see Chavo raise his knees up in to his stomach. After doing a number on his rookie, Chavo’s attention was directed to Santino as the Italian recovered after the modified Red Alert. Chavo was in complete control and connected with a Brainbuster only then to see Santino roll to safety and dodge a subsequent attempt for a Frog Splash.

Marella rolled to the ropes in front of Jeter and used them to help himself back up to his feet. Jeter all of a sudden stood up and walked over to him with his title. He held it up with one hand and pointed to it, telling Santino it was his as Chavo & Red were getting back own their feet. Jeter carried on having a go at Santino, giving Chavo the chance to sneak up behind the Italian and lift him up off his feet and over the top, eliminating him to a ton of heat and the amusement of the Cruiserweight Champion. He was laughing at Santino by his feet and then took his title with him as he walked round to the ramp.

He watched on from the stage as Chavo & Red at went at it for the right to face him next week. The crowd were firmly behind the rookie but he was given a lesson by his mentor, falling foul of a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker followed by the Three Amigo’s. J-Red was in deep trouble as Chavo then went to the dizzy heights of the top rope again, pointing to the heavens before jumping off to a chorus of boos to this time hit the Frog Splash. Red was all but done as he rolled to the ropes with Jeter looking on awkwardly now with Chavo looking up at him gesturing the title would be his. Red slowly used the ropes to help get himself back up to his feet with the crowd watching nervously.

Chavo was licking his lips looking as if he was going to explode any minute, and as Red stood up, his mentor charged at him for a clothesline but Red lifted him up over his shoulder and over the ropes. The fans were cheering but Chavo landed on his feet on the apron somewhat awkwardly. Red turned round and blocked a right hand attempt before nailing Chavo with one of his own, putting the Mexican on one knee, still on the apron. As Chavo then tried to stand up, Red ran in to the corner, jumped up to the top rope and used it as a springboard to dropkick his mentor off the apron to win the match and earn himself a shot at the Cruiserweight title next week.

The crowd exploded as Red dropped his head in to his hands in shock with Jeter smirking on the stage, not seeming too impressed. Red stood up to a big pop to get his arm raised as his shocked mentor sat up in horror on the floor. Red looked at him with a smile on his face before looking up at Jeter, and the Cruiserweight Champion lifted his title up in the air and nodded back defiantly at his opponent for next week with Chavo furious on the floor.

Winner: J-Red.


*Commercial Break*


There’s some trouble in the back between former partners Paul London & Brian Kendrick, pushing & shoving each other when Tazz walks in to the shot and in-between them.

Tazz:
HEY, CUT IT OUT. WHAT THE HELL’S THE MATTER WITH YOU TWO HUH?

London & Kendrick stare at each other, still angry.

Tazz:
Do you guys have any idea how much I used t’ love sittin’ out there watchin’ you dominate the tag division? What the hell happened? You weren’t just one of the best teams I’ve ever seen but one of the best champions I’ve been lucky enough t’ watch. It was an honour t’ sit out there an’ watch you do what you did better than any other team in the company an’ still could be.

Brian Kendrick: Yeah well that ain’t gonna happen boss.

Paul London: He’s right. He’s a jackass.

Brian Kendrick: YOU’RE CALLING ME A JACKAS. . .

There’s some commotion and the camera pans to the right where we see a group of officials standing over Tyson Tomko who’s lying almost out cold on the floor when Christian in his ring gear runs in to the shot.

Christian:
What the hell happened?

Tazz walks over to the scene.

Tazz:
What’s goin’ on?

Christian: Y’know I think I’ve got a pretty good idea, an’ guess what? I’m gonna deal with it right now.

The furious Christian goes to walk away when Tazz grabs his arm.

Tazz:
Wait, your match is next, what are you doin’?

Christian: You wanna know what I’m doin’? Fine. I’m goin’ out there an’ I’m gonna call Adam out, then I’m gonna make him pay f’ what he’s just done.

Captain Charisma storms off with Tazz not happy, but he turns round to see how Tomko’s doing. The officials too check on him as he comes to looking all starry eyed.


*Cut to the Arena*


“On A Mission”

The Empire (Wade Barrett, Drew McIntyre, William Regal & Katie Lee)
stroll out to the stage all looking very pleased with themselves and extremely confident. Barrett & McIntyre are in their ring gear as they prepare to take on Christian and hopefully Tyson Tomko with the fans booing the British quartet as they head down the ramp and in to the ring. The boos get even louder as their music stops and they stand there still in a smug, confident mood. Katie goes to get a microphone as the three men laugh & joke together, now walks back to them and hands the stick to Barrett.

Wade Barrett:
Now before myself an’ Drew get down to the serious business, I would like you to. . . no I demand you stand up and welcome the newest member of The Empire, William Regal.

There’s not much love for Regal or his fellow Brits while the disgusted Barrett, McIntyre & Katie applaud him. Shaking his head, Barrett passes the microphone to Regal who takes a moment to let the crowd die down, giving them a typical dirty look.

William Regal:
Unlike you typically shameful ignorant Americans I happen to respect what my fellow countrymen and women have set about since arriving in this despicable country.

*Major Heat*

William Regal: I believe one hundred percent in their cause and will do whatever I can to help them ensure that ev’ryone back home in the United Kingdom sees that this country is not an example to follow. I’ve seen for myself what society has become in both this country and ours, and I will not allow the decline in British culture to continue for a second longer, all because of the terrible example you set yet glorify for the rest of the world to both witness and follow.

*Heat*

William Regal: They should be commended for trying to make life better for both our nation and yours, and by god we shall succeed.

*More Boos*

William Regal: There is however another problem we have encountered. That being the current W-W-E Tag Team Champions, The U-K Pack.

*Pop*

William Regal: As much as they would like to believe they are someone for the people back home to be proud of, they’re not. These men here, Wade Barrett and Drew McIntyre, they are men to be proud of, champions to be proud of, and soon enough that is what they will be, and in just a matter of moments you will see why for yourselves.

*Heat*

Barrett, McIntyre & Katie all applaud Regal again as he nods at them and then walks over to the apron with Katie to leave Barrett & McIntyre to it as they await their opponents.

“If you close your eyes your life. . .”

Here comes one angry ‘Captain Charisma’ Christian, stomping out to the stage to a huge pop. He stops and looks in to the crowd with a face like thunder and he’s holding a microphone.

Christian:
Cut the music.

The music stops and the fans cheer, but Christian’s clearly in no mood after what happened moments ago in the back.

Christian:
Sorry fellas but you’re just gonna have t’ wait f’ a second ‘cause there’s somethin’ I’ve gotta do before I come down there by myself if I have to an’ beat both your asses. Maybe yours too Willy.

*Big Pop*

The Empire clearly aren’t worried and again laugh between themselves.

Christian:
See it seems Tomko, my problem solver who just so you all know the deal, my partner for what’s supposed t’ be a match right now against those two tea sipping imbeciles won’t be able to compete t’night ‘cause someone just jumped him in the back, ironically giving me a problem.

*Heat*

Christian: But hey, f’ the rec’d guys I don’t think it was you. I’m sure as hell I know who it is. I’m sure as hell it’s the same bitter brother of my mine who cost me the World Heavyweight Championship at No Mercy, the guy you might know as Edge.

*Major Heat*

Christian: Stupidly I thought all the crap between us would’ve gone out of the window after I beat him at SummerSlam but I guess not. I should’ve known better, but Adam, listen up. . .

The man himself, ‘The Rated-R Superstar’ Edge bursts out from the back behind Christian and knocks him down to his knees with a forearm club to the back. The fans boo while The Empire laugh as they look on from the ring. Edge means business as he puts the boots to his brother, one after another and Christian can’t defend himself. He backs away to more boos from the crowd as Christian struggles up to his knees with Edge watching on sadistically. Captain Charisma picks himself back up, looking in real pain, and as he turns round, Edge charges at him and takes him down with a spear on the stage to a barrage of heat from the capacity crowd.

On his knees he stares at his brother and Christian isn’t moving as Edge tells him “it’s not over bro’, not even close.” There’s no remorse whatsoever from The Rated-R Superstar as he coldly gazes at his brother with Barrett & McIntyre laughing away in the ring. “Metalingus” blasts out and the twisted Edge stands back up as officials along with Tazz come out to check on Christian, and the Smackdown General Manager orders Edge to the back, which he does after giving his boss a very worrying look.



*Video Promo*

With the main event coming up next, we’re shown a split screen of Matt Sydal with Mickie James and CM Punk along with his rookie, Alberto Del Rio-Ramirez heading through the back for when we come back in the Champion vs Champion match!


*Commercial Break*


*Video Promo*



>Coming Soon!<


*Cut to the Arena*



*The Main Event*
Non-Title Champion vs. Champion Match
Matt Sydal w/Mickie James & John Cena vs. CM Punk w/Alberto Del Rio-Ramirez


Punk hit the arena to an absolute bombardment of heat along with his rookie, Del Rio-Ramirez, not that the World Champion cared, looking extremely confident, cocky even. As Sydal then made his entrance with Mickie by his side, the King of the Ring was looking quite relaxed too, not all that fazed by the prospect of meeting the World Champion. Then the crowd got a huge shock as “My Time is Now” hit to a huge reception, largely positive with John Cena hitting the stage and making his way down to the ring. He stepped inside with Punk & Del Rio-Ramirez unhappy over his presence. Cena spoke with Sydal and tapped him on the back, pointing out he’d be in his corner, something that Punk didn’t like one bit.

The World Champion spoke to the referee about it but it all fell on deaf ears as Cena remained in Sydal’s corner. Along with Cena’s presence the crowd were really in to this, getting right behind Sydal. Punk sure found out why the United States Champion has been on a role this year. Sydal’s resilience frustrated the hell out of the World Champion, and after the King of the Ring kicked out of a split-legged moonsault, Punk nearly blew his top. He gave the ref an earful before standing up and urging Sydal to do the same. With Cena willing him on, Sydal clawed his way back up to his feet and Punk wasted no time in helping him up, lifting him up on to his shoulders for the GTS.

Sydal held on to the top rope though, annoying Punk even more. Sydal then drove his elbow back in to the side of his opponent’s head, forcing Punk to let him go. The Straight-Edge Superstar was in a bit of a daze, and as he turned round he ran at Sydal and the United States Champion lifted him over his shoulder and down to the floor to a big pop. Del Rio-Ramirez was concerned for his mentor and tried to help him up, not watching Sydal who turned and ran the ropes to come charging across the ring for a corkscrew plancha, taking down both Punk & Del Rio-Ramirez. The crowd were cheering like mad and Cena was looking impressed with his recruit.

Sydal picked himself back up, looking a little sore himself before slipping back in the ring. The struggling World Champion just about crawled back in in time to prevent a count out defeat. Sydal was right on him and pulled him away from the ropes to go for a cover, but Punk got his shoulder up. Sydal gave it a real good go, testing Punk to the limit and came within a split second of victory after a springboard 360 corkscrew moonsault only to see the World Champion kick out. Sydal was clearly disappointed but Cena showed him support while Del Rio-Ramirez was looking concerned for his mentor.

Sydal kept going and watched Punk battle his way back up, and the World Champion was on the receiving end of a couple of stiff kicks to the gut that put him down on to one knee. The King of the Ring turned back and ran the ropes, but as he came racing back Punk shot up and stomped him in the gut before planting him with a hellacious double underhook backbreaker. Punk was not a happy bunny and immediately dropped down to make a cover, however yet again Sydal got his shoulder up to deny him victory. Punk didn’t look surprised and walked across to the apron, stepping through the ropes and watching closely as Sydal made his way back up.

Punk then went for the springboard but Sydal rolled across the mat to dodge an oncoming clothesline. He flew up to his feet as Punk turned round in a flash and Sydal ducked a wild right from the angry champion, then caught him with the Cyclorama, a belly to belly moonsault slam. Punk was out of it and Sydal looked to capitalise, heading straight to the top rope with the crowd on their feet. The United States Champion was feeling it and he then leapt up in to the sky for the Shooting Star Press but Punk rolled to safety by the corner as Sydal crash landed on the mat. Cena & Mickie were the ones looking concerned now as Del Rio-Ramirez paced round ringside and shouted words of encouragement for his mentor.

Punk sat up with the look of a man who’d been tortured but he stared at his writhing opponent with contempt. Once more Sydal was trying to get back up and Punk stood up using the ropes for help, glaring at him with fury, and as Sydal made it back up and turned round, Punk stepped out of the corner and nailed him with a thunderous roundhouse kick. Sydal just fell back and down to the mat with Punk going for the cover, looking confident of victory, but yet again Sydal got his shoulder up to the delight of the Norfolk crowd. Punk wasn’t happy but again he didn’t look all that surprised. He shrugged off the disappointment and made his way back up, not taking his eyes off the squirming Sydal for a second.

Cena was looking worried as Punk watched on, and as Sydal made it to his feet, the World Champion struck, once again lifting him on to his shoulders for the GTS. Sydal wriggled around right away and fought his way down to Punk’s anger once more. Punk turned round and Sydal caught him with a feint enzuigiri in to a head scissors takedown. Del Rio-Ramirez was panicking big time, and as Sydal got back up, the Mexican jumped up on to the apron, getting the ref’s attention. He walked over to Del Rio-Ramirez and told him to get down but he wouldn’t. Sydal watched on, unbeknown to him Punk was getting back up.

Cena was looking concerned but decided to fight fire with fire, slipping in to the ring as Punk spun Sydal round and up in to place for the GTS again. Del Rio-Ramirez saw Cena and tried to point it out to the ref, but he was having none of it. Cena pulled Sydal down to the shock of Punk, who then turned round to see Cena there and was then lifted up off his feet and fell victim to the F-U to a huge roar. The crowd were going nuts as Cena then directed Sydal to go to the top rope as Punk’s rookie was going mental at the oblivious ref. Cena then dragged Punk closer to the corner as Sydal then raced up to the top and looked in to the crowd with Punk laying motionless beneath him.

The United States Champion then connected with the Shooting Star Press to a huge cheer and hooked the leg for the cover. Mickie pointed it out to the ref who turned round and raced across the mat to make the count, all the way to three to give Sydal the huge win, setting off an enormous pop inside the Norfolk Scope. Cena joined him in the ring to raise his hand along with Mickie who gave her delighted boyfriend a hug. As Cena looked down at Punk with a smirk on his face, Shelton Benjamin stormed the ring out of nowhere and took Cena down with the Paydirt, bringing Sydal’s music to a halt. Sydal let go of Mickie and went at Shelton, walking right in to a super kick from the incredibly serious Gold Standard.

Benjamin looked down at the carnage as the confused Del Rio-Ramirez watched from the outside. Punk was sitting up, also confused but smirked as he saw Cena & Sydal on the mat with Mickie by her boyfriend’s side. Del Rio-Ramirez then entered the ring with Punk’s title, handing it over to him as he stood up. Punk gave it back to him though and watched Cena squirming around on the mat, then directed his rookie & Benjamin to step back. Mickie tried to stop him but he ignored her and Shelton pulled her away. Just as Cena got to his knees, “Hell Will be Callin’ Your Name” and Bobby Lashley & Charlie Haas walked out to the stage to a big pop.

Punk & Co were confused in the ring as they looked up at the serious looking duo who then charged down the ramp and in to the ring. As they entered, Punk panicked and along with Benjamin & Del Rio-Ramirez, they fled to safety, much to the anger of Lashley & Haas. Haas then helped Cena up as Punk & Co backed away from the ring and up the ramp, watching on angrily as Cena, Lashley & Haas stared back at them with their game faces on. Sydal then sat up and looked up towards the stage too with angry glances being exchanged all around as the show came to a close.

Winner: Matt Sydal by pinfall.


*Credits*


>Quick Results<

M.V.P. & Ron Killings
df. Chris Masters & Ryan Sheffield
Michelle McCool
df. Nikki Roxx
Bobby Lashley & Charlie Haas
df. Petey Williams & Johnny Devine
Dolph Ziggler
df. TJ Wilson
J-Red won the Battle Royal to become the number contender for the Cruiserweight Championship
Matt Sydal
df. CM Punk

>Superstars Tapings<
Johnny Jeter
df. Sonjay Dutt


>Confirmed for Next Week<
WWE Cruiserweight Championship

J-Red vs. Johnny Jeter (c)


>Confirmed for Survivor Series<



Date:
Sunday 9th November 2008
Venue: Air Canada Center
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

WWE Championship
Batista (c) vs. Randy Orton vs. Triple H

World Tag Team Championship – Tournament Final
Matt Hardy & Gregory Helms vs. Rey Mysterio & Mystico vs. Christopher Daniels & Kaval

Hell in a Cell Loser Leaves Town Match
The Big Show vs. John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield

Traditional Elimination Match
If Team Cena wins, Cena will challenge CM Punk for the World Heavyweight Championship at Night of Champions

Team Cena (John Cena, Christian & Matt Sydal)
vs. Team Punk (CM Punk, Edge & Alberto Del Rio-Ramirez)
*More names to be added*


Traditional Elimination Match
Team Michaels
vs. Team Miz (The Miz, Jack Swagger & Heath Slater)
*More names to be added*


Traditional Elimination Match
Team Raw (Sheamus (cpt) & Carlito)
vs. Team Smackdown
*More names to be added*

Plus

The Undertaker vs. Ted DiBiase




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