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Old 11-03-2008, 11:22 AM   #861 (permalink)
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WWE Championship
John Cena vs Kane vs Randy Orton (c)
I can only see Orton or Kane winning this one but I think you will keep Orton's reign going a little longer.

World Heavyweight Championship
Shawn Michaels (c) vs Edge
I can see HBK winning this one too but since I think Orton will retain I think there will be a new champ here, although I think the MITB winner might possibly come out and beat Edge for the title after his win.

The Ultimate Grudge Match
Evolution vs The McMahon Men (JBL, Vince & Shane McMahon)
The obvious choice would be Evolution to win and get their revenge, but I know you like your shocks so I am going to go for the McMahon men. Maybe a turn by Batista? I will probably be wrong but oh well.

Last Man Standing Match
The Undertaker vs Umaga
As much as I would love Umaga to win this one I don't think he will, 'Taker's undefeated streak to continue.

Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Chris Jericho vs Bobby Lashley vs Rey Mysterio
vs Elijah Burke vs Mr. Kennedy vs MVP
I would like MVP or Elijah Burke to win this one and it would help turn them into stars, but I think Y2J will pick up the win, and possibly go on and defeat a champ for a title later in the night.

WWE Intercontinental Championship
I Quit Match
Jeff Hardy vs CM Punk (c)
No chance of Jeff Hardy winning this in my opinion. Punk is doing great as a heel and I just can't see you giving Jeff the belt.

WWE United States Championship
Matt Hardy (c) vs Shelton Benjamin
I think Hardy will retain as I think you will want his title reign to go on a little longer.

WWE & World Tag Team Championship
Paul London & Brian Kendrick (c) vs John Morrison & The Miz
vs The UK Pack (c) vs The Pitbulls
Morrison and Miz to pin London and Kendrick to capture the world tag titles.

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Chavo Guerrero vs Matt Sydal
vs Kenny Dykstra (c) vs Michael Shane
The only way I see Dykstra losing here is if you want to elevate him into the main event, but I don't think he will move up yet. The only guy who has a chance of taking the belt off him is Sydal IMO, and he will eventually.

WWE Womens Championship
Natalya barred from ringside & the title can change hands on a Disqualification
Victoria vs Beth Phoenix (c)
I think its Victoria's time tbh and I see her winning.


Questions

How many titles will change hands, if any? 3

Which match will main event the show? HBK/Edge

Which match will open the show? Cruiserweight match

How many announce tables will be broken? 1

Wrestlemania 25’s location will be revealed. Where will Wrestlemania XXV be held? Wembley Stadium.

Can't wait for the show mate!
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:38 PM   #862 (permalink)
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My Predictions

WWE Championship
John Cena vs Kane vs Randy Orton (c)

World Heavyweight Championship
Shawn Michaels (c) vs Edge

The Ultimate Grudge Match
Evolution vs The McMahon Men (JBL, Vince & Shane McMahon)

Last Man Standing Match
The Undertaker vs Umaga

Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Chris Jericho vs Bobby Lashley vs Rey Mysterio
vs Elijah Burke vs Mr. Kennedy vs MVP

WWE Intercontinental Championship
I Quit Match
Jeff Hardy vs CM Punk (c)

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

WWE & World Tag Team Championship
Paul London & Brian Kendrick (c) vs John Morrison & The Miz
vs The UK Pack (c) vs The Pitbulls

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Chavo Guerrero vs Matt Sydal
vs Kenny Dykstra (c) vs Michael Shane

WWE Womens Championship
Natalya barred from ringside & the title can change hands on a Disqualification
Victoria vs Beth Phoenix (c)


Questions

How many titles will change hands, if any?

Five

Which match will main event the show?

Cena VS Kane VS Orton

Which match will open the show?

Womens Championship

How many announce tables will be broken?

One

Wrestlemania 25’s location will be revealed. Where will Wrestlemania XXV be held?

Wembley
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:36 PM   #863 (permalink)
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WWE Championship
John Cena vs Kane vs Randy Orton (c)

World Heavyweight Championship
Shawn Michaels (c) vs Edge

The Ultimate Grudge Match
Evolution vs The McMahon Men (JBL, Vince & Shane McMahon)

Last Man Standing Match
The Undertaker vs Umaga

Money in the Bank Ladder Match
Chris Jericho vs Bobby Lashley vs Rey Mysterio
vs Elijah Burke vs Mr. Kennedy vs MVP

WWE Intercontinental Championship
I Quit Match
Jeff Hardy vs CM Punk (c)

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

WWE & World Tag Team Championship
Paul London & Brian Kendrick (c) vs John Morrison & The Miz
vs The UK Pack (c) vs The Pitbulls

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Chavo Guerrero vs Matt Sydal
vs Kenny Dykstra (c) vs Michael Shane

WWE Womens Championship
Natalya barred from ringside & the title can change hands on a Disqualification
Victoria vs Beth Phoenix (c)


Questions

How many titles will change hands, if any?

Five

Which match will main event the show?

Cena VS Kane VS Orton

Which match will open the show?
Cruiserweight Championship

How many announce tables will be broken?

Two

Wrestlemania 25’s location will be revealed. Where will Wrestlemania XXV be held?

Ewood Park
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***POSTER BY TKoW***


WRESTLEMANIA XXIV

Sunday March 30th 2008
The Citrus Bowl
Orlando, Florida



***THE PRE SHOW DARK MATCH***


FCW Heavyweight Championship Tournament Final
Jake Hager vs. Vladimir Kozlov vs. James Reiher


ENDING:
Reiher pulls Kozlov up from his knees and sets him up for a CUTTER. . . . . Kozlov pushes Reiher away in to the ropes, and as Reiher runs back, Kozlov drives his boot in to his chest, sending Reiher down to the mat. As Hager stands up behind Kozlov and in the corner, the Russian turns round with Hager charging at him and connecting with a running knee lift. Hager then walks over to Reiher and drags him across the mat to the corner before climbing up to the second rope and bouncing on the rope. He then goes for a SLINGSHOT CORNER SPLASH. . . . . BUT REIHER GETS HIS KNEES UP. . . . . Hager drops to the side and clutches his chest with all three men down. Within the next five seconds, they all stand back up with Hager in the corner and Reiher just in front of him as Kozlov then charges at them both, going for a splash on both men, but Reiher steps to the side as Kozlov splashes Hager. As the Russian turns round, Reiher pulls him out of the corner and takes him down with a JUMPING SPINNING HEADLOCK ELBOW DROP. . . . . Reiher turns himself round on the mat and hooks the leg for a cover. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


NO!!!



Reiher looks surprised as he sits up, but he gets on with things as he stands back up and pulls Kozlov back up to his knees, but Kozlov pushes him away and makes his own way to back up his feet. Reiher looks pissed and runs back at him, but Kozlov kicks him in the stomach and then lifts him up for a scoop slam, but he then sets him up for A REVERSE DDT. . . . . Before he can hit the move, Hager gets back up and runs out of the corner to clothesline Kozlov, breaking the hold. As Reiher turns to face him, Hager takes him down with a leg whip takedown. Hager then pulls Kozlov up from his knees and positions him for a SPIN OUT POWERBOMB. . . . . He gets Kozlov in to the air and slams him down to the mat, holding on for a pin, but Reiher stands back up and runs at Hager, AND NAILS HIM WITH THE CRACK ‘EM IN DA MOUTH. . . . . Hager falls to the side and to the mat as Reiher drops down and covers Kozlov with the ref counting the fall. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . . 3.



WINNER: By pinfall, and the new FCW Heavyweight Champion, James Reiher


***TIME FOR THE MAIN SHOW***


***OPENING VIDEO***


Clips of historic Wrestlemania moments are shown

  • Vince McMahon introducing Wrestlemania I
  • Hulk Hogan body slamming Andre The Giant
  • The Ultimate Warrior racing down to the ring at Wrestlemania VI and defeating Hulk Hogan
  • Bret Hart rolling up Roddy Piper at Wrestlemania VIII
  • Bret Hart winning the WWF Championship at Wrestlemania X
  • Shawn Michaels becoming the WWF Champion at Wrestlemania XII
  • A bloody Stonecold Steve Austin fighting the sharpshooter at Wrestlemania XIII
  • Shane McMahon hitting the Coast to Coast on his dad at Wrestlemania XXVII
  • The Undertaker chokeslamming Triple H to the floor at Wrestlemania XVII
  • Stonecold Steve Austin beating The Rock thanks to Vince McMahon on the same night
  • Triple H winning the WWF Undisputed Championship at Wrestlemania XXVIII
  • Brock Lesnar’s disastrous shooting star press attempt against Kurt Angle at Wrestlemania XIX
  • Eddie Guerrero & Chris Benoit hugging at the end of Wrestlemania XX
  • Batista defeating Triple H to become the World Champion and John Cena winning the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania XXI
  • John Cena making Triple H tap at Wrestlemania XXII


VOICEOVER: There are moments in life that will never be forgotten. These moments will live on for eternity, such moments that will go down history as momentous shifts in time. . . Life is a continuous cycle that sees us all strive to achieve the ultimate goal of reaching up to claim that ultimate dream that seems so illusive. . . On this stage however, those dreams are not an illusion. . . they become all too real. . . You never know when your last chance will be. The meaning of life is to take your chance when you can, take it with both hands to make your own dreams come true. . .


Clips of location shots with Shawn Michaels, Edge, John Cena, Randy Orton, Kane, The Undertaker, Umaga, Evolution & The McMahon’s are shown before the highlights of the feuds

VOICEOVER: . . . For these superstars have that chance on this given night, on the grandest stage of them all to perform to the absolute that their body allows them to ensure their dreams do in fact become reality. . . But when dreams come true for some, dreams must fall by the wayside for others. . . This night will see dreams made and dreams shattered. Careers and legacies will be created right here where others have followed before them, for this stage is like no other. . . This stage is Wrestlemania.


***OFFICIAL WRESTLEMANIA XXIV THEME***
“Thanks for the Memories” by Fall Out Boy



***PYRO & FIREWORKS***
***PYRO & FIREWORKS ***
***PYRO & FIREWORKS ***
***PYRO & FIREWORKS ***
***PYRO & FIREWORKS ***



The cameras capture shots from every angle of The Citrus Bowl as the fans go crazy for Wrestlemania for a good minute before cutting to Lilian Garcia in the ring

Lilian Garcia:
Ladies and gentleman, welcome to WRESTLEMANIAAAA!!!

***HUGE POP***

Lilian Garcia:
And to sing our national anthem. . . WHITNEY HOUSTON

Whitney Houston stands at the top of the stage to sing the national anthem of The United States of America with the camera cutting to and from the crowd with a shot of an American Flag blowing in the wind being shown on the big screens. Whitney finishes and waves to the crowd, getting a huge pop as we cut to the Raw announce table


***OFFICIAL WRESTLEMANIA XXIV THEME***
“Thanks for the Memories” by Fall Out Boy



Jim Ross: Welcome everybody to Wrestlemania 24. It’s a great honour to be here tonight and we thank you for joining us live from The Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. . . Tonight promises to be one of the truly biggest events in the history of sports entertainment, on a night that you will every single WWE title defended

Jerry Lawler: That’s right JR, every single title will be on the line here tonight, but there is far more than just titles at stake

Jim Ross: Oh absolutely King, there is so much at stake here tonight, and that is without a doubt the case when later on we see Evolution go to war with The McMahon’s in what could be one of the greatest battles ever to grace this occasion that is Wrestlemania

Jerry Lawler: Oh I can’t wait for that JR, just as much as I look forward to seeing Randy Orton ring true on his promise to make John Cena or Kane tap out tonight and retain the WWE Championship

Jim Ross: Well King, we’ll soon see about that, but for now, let’s hand it over to our colleagues from Smackdown, Michael Cole & The Coach

*The camera switches to the Smackdown announce table*

Michael Cole: Thanks JR, and yes tonight it is Wrestlemania and we thank you all very much for joining us on this very special occasion. And Coach, with so much at stake here tonight, just how incredible does it feel to be sitting here right now?

The Coach: Michael, this is the biggest spectacle on sport entertainment history period, nothing can or will ever beat this

Michael Cole: For one Coach I agree with you, but there a lot of superstars who don’t agree with each other, especially “The Rated R Superstar” Edge and the World Heavyweight Champion, Shawn Michaels who meet later on tonight for a lot more than just the world title, but for the title of Mr. Wrestlemania. . . One of those superstars will leave here tonight as Mr. Wrestlemania and the World Heavyweight Champion. . .The question just remains. . . who will that person be? Shawn Michaels or Edge? . . .

“Ain’t No Stoppin Me” hits as Shelton Benjamin makes his entrance to the open stadium, accompanied by Shannon Moore

Justin Roberts: This bout is scheduled for one fall, and it is for the UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP. . . Introducing first, the challenger, from Orangeburg, South Carolina, weighing in at 248 pounds. . . SHELTON BENJAMIN!

***HEAT***

Michael Cole: . . . But we’re kicking off with a bang here tonight Coach with the United States Championship on the line

The Coach: We’re kicking it off with a bang for sure Michael because here comes the next United States Champion. . . my man, Shelton Benjamin

Michael Cole: Coach, there’s no doubting Shelton Benjamin’s ability, but he’s got to remember who he’s up against in Matt Hardy. . . Matt Hardy does not give up, he will give absolutely every ounce of energy he has tonight to keep hold off the title he won at the back end of last year. . . And personally I believe he will leave the same way he arrived here in Orlando, as the United States Champion

“Live for the Moment” blasts out as the United States Champion, Matt Hardy makes his way down to the ring, looking really pumped

***BIG POP***


Justin Roberts: And his opponent. . . from Cameron, North Carolina, weighing in at 236 pounds. . . he is the WWE United States Champion. . . MATT HARDY!

The Coach: Matt Hardy can give it a hundred percent tonight, two hundred, three hundred, it doesn’t change the fact we’ll be seeing someone else holding that belt after tonight, and that man is Shelton Benjamin

Michael Cole: Coach you’ve got to see this from Matt Hardy’s point of view. . . Shelton’s done nothing but bad mouth him personally, his title reign, and worst of all, he turned a long time friend of Matt’s against him just to twist the knife and give himself a slightly bigger chance of winning here tonight

The Coach: Shelton’s a clever guy Michael, people forget that. And that’s why he will not just win tonight, but he will bring truth to the name of the gold standard

Michael Cole: Well I guess we’re about to find out Coach, here we go kicking off Wrestlemania 24


***VIDEO RECAP***

  • Two weeks ago on Smackdown, the contract signing with Shannon Moore turning on Matt Hardy, hitting him in the side of the head with the title belt
  • From Friday night with Matt defeating Shannon Moore, only for Shelton Benjamin to attack him after with a title belt blow to the head

***CUT TO RINGSIDE***


***THE OPENING MATCH***



WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP
Matt Hardy (c) vs. Shelton Benjamin w/Shannon Moore


The cocky challenger walks very smugly in to the middle of the ring as a disgusted Matt Hardy then walks over to meet him. The bell rings and Shelton starts talking smack as he and Matt go face to face with Matt just staring back and not letting Shelton get to him. That frustrates Shelton, who then slaps Matt across the face, getting a lot of gasps from the crowd who can’t believe his audacity. Matt turns straight back at Shelton with a look of real anger on his face, and he then nails him with a right hand to the face. Shelton looks pissed as he then goes for a right of his own, but Matt blocks it and hammers away at Shelton with two hard rights to the head. He then grabs him by the arm and whips him hard in to the corner, then charges in and drives his elbow in to the face of The Gold Standard.


Matt backs out of the corner with Shelton following and walking in to an arm drag. Matt immediately drops to his knees as Shelton sits up, applying a face lock and driving his knee in to the back of the challenger three times. He then focuses on the face lock and pulls tightly as Shelton tries to fight it, with Shannon Moore shouting words of encouragement on the outside. Shelton finds his way back on to his knee and then his feet, bringing his elbow back in to the ribcage of the United States Champion, forcing him to release the hold. Benjamin then grabs Matt by the head and takes him down to the canvas with a side headlock. Shelton holds on, but Matt fights the hold too with the crowd egging him on as they chant his name.


It helps him get back up to his feet and push Shelton in to the ropes, and as Shelton comes back, he ducks under Matt’s arm and runs through, coming back a second time only for Matt to knock him down with a clothesline. The crowd like that and they cheer as Benjamin hits the mat, but he’s right back up to his feet and in to a ready and waiting Matt Hardy who scoop slams him down to the mat, then runs back in to the ropes, runs back and drops an elbow across Shelton’s chest to another pop from the crowd. Matt stands back up and reaches down straight away to pull Benjamin back up, but as he tries for an irish whip, his challenger reverses it. As Hardy then races back off the ropes, he ducks underneath Shelton’s arm, runs through and comes back to take him down with a FLYING FOREARM. . . . .


The fans like that too as Matt stands back up to a big pop, with the champ urging his challenger up. Shelton decides to crawl over to the ropes instead, and after using them to get back up to his feet, Matt runs at him and takes him over the top to the outside with a clothesline, making the crowd happy yet again. The Gold Standard hits the deck, but it doesn’t take him too long to stand back up, and just as he walks towards the apron, Matt runs at the ropes and knocks Benjamin back down with a baseball slide, sliding through the ropes himself to land on his feet. Matt smiles and gets the crowd going by showing his delight at taking Shelton down. It doesn’t take long for Moore to get involved as he walks round on the outside towards Matt, keeping at a distance.


Matt sees him and isn’t impressed as he seems to offer Moore the chance to have a go at him, but Moore ducks it and taunts him instead with Matt then walking over to him. He looks in Shannon’s eyes, and Moore doesn’t want any part of Matt who turns back and climbs up on to the apron, but he’s in for a shock. Shelton is back on his feet and he hops on to the apron and hammers Matt with a couple of right forearms to the back. He then grabs Matt around the waist and then sends the crowd in to shock as he hits a GERMAN SUPLEX OFF THE APRON. . . . . Matt lands hard on the floor below as a grinning Shelton welcomes every boo to satisfy his own ego before jumping down off the apron and pulling Matt back up to toss him back in the ring, under the bottom rope. Shelton then slips back in and hooks Matt’s legs for a cover. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


NO!



Shelton looks a little surprised after Matt gets his shoulder up, and the challenger stands back up straight away. He bends down and drags Matt back up too with Matt’s back facing him as he grabs him around the waist for a GERMAN SUPLEX. . . . . Benjamin hits it too, falling back and slamming Hardy’s back in to the mat, but he’s not done as he keeps the grip locked in and rolls back up to his feet with Matt in position for one more suplex. Matt doesn’t let it happen though as he swings his elbow round in to the side of Shelton’s head, breaking the grip Shelton had.


The crowd cheer as Matt then turns round to face his rival, only for Shelton to react instantly by going for Matt with a DRAGON WHIP. . . . . Matt holds on to Shelton’s left boot, but as Benjamin tries to nail Matt with his right foot, the US Champ ducks his head, resulting in Shelton landing on the canvas. A pop can be heard as Matt then pulls Shelton back up from his knees, standing behind him and then planting him with a SIDE RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP. . . . . . Both men fall back to the mat with Hardy turning over straight away and hooking the leg as the referee makes the count. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


NO!



Shelton kicks out as Matt gets back on with things straight away. He also pulls Shelton up to his knees, then turns back in to the ropes, but as he comes back, Shelton kicks him hard in the gut. Matt leans forward holding his stomach as Shelton explodes by running past him and SPRING BOARDING ON TO THE ROPES TO HIT A FLYING NECKBREAKER. . . . . Matt doesn’t stand a chance as he just hits the canvas with Shelton scurrying across to make a cover. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . .


. . . . .


NO!



Matt’s not giving in as he gets his shoulder up, to the surprise of Shelton who thought he had it won there and then. The challenger stands up and gets right in the referee’s face, questioning the count, but the referee is dead firm with him, telling him it was just two and to back off. Shelton looks staggered and turns to look at Moore, who just shrugs his shoulders at him, leaving Shelton angry at the call. With Matt now coming round, Benjamin walks over to the corner and takes his time in climbing to the top rope. His time wasting looks like it could haunt him as Matt gets back to his feet and walks towards the ropes and falls back in to them with Shelton falling down to the canvas, but not landing all that hard. Matt takes a couple of seconds to recover by the ropes as Shelton makes his way back up to his feet. Matt walks over to Shelton as he stands close by to the corner and tries to pull him away, only for Benjamin to quickly shift behind him and take him down with AN INVERTED FACE LOCK BACK BREAKER. . . . . Matt looks to be pain as he hits the canvas with the determined challenger rushing to make a cover, hooking Matt’s nearest leg as the referee makes the count. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . .


FOOT ON THE ROPE!



The Gold Standard looks angry yet again as he sees Matt save himself. Shelton sits up and smashes his hands in to the mat in sheer frustration at the fact he can’t seem to put Hardy away. After a few seconds of having a strop, he stands back up, walks the short distance in to the corner and climbs back up to the top rope as Matt makes his way back up to his feet, albeit slowly. Shelton waits patiently, and as Matt turns round, Benjamin sees his cue and leaps off, going for a DIVING CROSS BODY. . . . . Matt catches him and rolls through, but Shelton counters yet again as both men race back up to their feet with Shelton throwing a right hand at the champion, but Matt ducks it and grabs the back of Shelton’s head, pulls it under his arm and nails him with A REVERSE DDT. . . . . The crowd cheers like mad as Matt hurries to shift across the canvas and hook the leg for a cover. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . .


NO!



Shelton kicks out leaving the crowd disappointed and Shannon Moore, relieved. He punches the air as Matt sits up and gets on with things, walking over to the corner and climbing to the top rope. Moore sees the danger and jumps up to the apron, distracting Matt and grabbing his foot. The referee walks over and tries to tell Moore to get down, but Matt’s former best friend holds on to his boot while Shelton slowly comes round and makes his way back up to his feet. Matt is eventually able to kick Moore down to the floor, but it’s too late as Shelton runs in to the corner, jumps up to the second rope and STUNS THE CROWD BY NAILING MATT WITH A SUPERPLEX. . . . . Gasps can be heard all over the arena as they come to terms with the huge leap from Shelton in addition to the suplex. Both men land hard on their backs and remain still for a good five seconds before Shelton turns himself over on to his front and crawls across to Hardy, and then stretches out his arm across Matt’s chest as the referee counts Matt’s shoulders. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . .


. . . . . 3?


SO CLOSE!!!



Matt lives to fight another day, just lifting his shoulder up off the canvas as the ref’s hand came down for the three. The fans cheer as Shelton lifts his head up in amazement that Matt was able to kick out of that. Slowly he starts to try and stand up, and as he just gets up to his feet, Matt makes his way back up to his knees. A worn out Shelton pulls the very sore looking champion up from his knees and pulls him in to position for a T BONE SUPLEX. . . . . The crowd panic, but with Shelton not totally recovered, he unwittingly wastes a couple of important seconds as Matt tries to get himself by free, and does so by driving his elbow in to the side of Benjamin’s head, knocking Shelton to the side. As Shelton staggers back round, Hardy fights for his life and title by ducking to his knees to lift Shelton on to his shoulder and tries to send him down to the canvas with THE RICOCHET. . . . . A big pop breaks out, but Shelton flips back off Matt’s shoulder to everyone’s amazement. Matt turns round in shock, but he wishes he didn’t as Shelton leans back and takes Matt’s head off with a SUPER KICK. . . . . Hardy just falls back in a heap as Shelton drops to his knees and hooks both legs for the cover. . . . .


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2 . . . . .


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. . . . .


NO. . . . . HOW IS MATT DOING THIS?



Matt just gets his shoulder up as a frustrated Shelton sits up in shock and anger yet again, while Moore also looks stunned on the outside. The crowd love it though and they cheer like crazy for Matt, just angering Shelton more as he drags Matt back up to his feet, but he is distracted by the crowd and takes his eyes off Matt for a couple of seconds as he looks in to the crowd. It’s costly too as Matt takes him by surprise, as he pulls Benjamin’s head under his arm and then plants him with a SNAP SUPLEX. . . . . Both men remain on the mat for around ten seconds with the crowd chanting for Hardy while Moore shouts out words of encouragement for Benjamin. As they both make it to their feet, both looking totally out of it, Shelton swings a wild right hand at Matt, but the champion ducks under it and slips behind Shelton, then grabs him around the neck, then nails him with a SIT DOWN CRUCIFIX POWERBOMB. . . . . The fans go nuts as Matt tries for a cover of his own this time, hooking both of Shelton’s legs. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


NO!



Shelton gets his shoulder up, giving the fans reason to boo while Moore looks relieved yet again on the outside. Matt sits up and slowly makes his way back up to his feet, getting on with things as he then pulls Shelton back up from his knees, with Shelton already coming round. The US Champion whips The Gold Standard in to the corner, then runs in at him, but Benjamin lifts his boot up in to Matt’s face. Shelton pulls himself up to a sitting position on the top rope as Matt staggers out of the corner, but Matt comes right back him. He walks back in to the corner and blocks a right hand from Shelton to climb up to the top rope, but this time it’s Shelton who strikes back by hitting a right hand of his own. Matt remains on the second rope facing Shelton who then shocks everyone yet again as he hits a SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB. . . . . Hardy’s back damn near impaled the mat as Shelton holds on to the legs for a cover. . . . .


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2 . . . . .


. . . . .


. . . . .


HOLY SHIT. . . . . MATT KICKS OUT!



Matt kicks Shelton off to the shock of the entire crowd, as well as Shannon Moore on the outside as he slumps down on to the apron, looking in total shock. Shelton sits back up and can’t believe it as he stares right at the referee who just signals it was a two count. What a start to Wrestlemania this is! Shelton’s eyes tell it all with their blank stare, but he stands back up as he sees Matt roll on to his side. He drags Matt back up, and then whips him in to the ropes, nailing him as he comes back with a RELEASE SAMOAN DROP. . . . . Matt hits the canvas hard yet again, and as Shelton sits up, he signals that it’s over before he turns round and goes for a cocky cover, not hooking either leg. . . . .


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. . . . .


3? . . . . .


NO!!!



Shelton pulls himself back up to his knees and bangs his hands against the mat again as he stares angrily at the referee. Eventually he gives it up as he gets back to his feet with Matt coming round and slowly picking himself back up, and as he gets close to standing up, Shelton stands up and urges the champion up, ready to unload. As Matt gets up and turns round, Shelton swings his boot at him for a ROUNDHOUSE KICK. . . . . Matt ducks his head though and then spins Shelton round to whip him in to the ropes, and as Shelton comes back, Matt lifts him over his head for a BACK BODY DROP. . . . . BUT SHELTON COUNTERS IN TO A DDT. . . . . Matt can’t catch a break as Shelton pulls out all the stops, but this time he’s not messing about as he hooks both legs for a cover. . . . .


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. . . . . 3?


. . . . .


MATT DOES IT AGAIN!



Matt kicks out leaving Shelton infuriated. He stands up and gets right in the referee’s face, but he just snaps as the ref just tells him to shut up. Benjamin bends down and drags Matt back up to his feet, whips him in to the ropes and charges in at him for a STINGER SPLASH. . . . . BUT MATT STEPS OUT OF THE CORNER WITH SHELTON HITTING HIS HEAD ON THE RINGPOST. . . . . Matt walks out of the corner and turns round as Shelton staggers back out and turns round, walking right in to Matt grabbing him around the upper chest and planting him with THE SIDE EFFECT. . . . . A huge pop breaks out as Matt hooks Shelton’s legs for the cover. . . . .


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. . . . .


. . . . . NO!



It’s Shelton’s turn to leave Matt frustrated as the champion sits up and looking downbeat. Slowly he makes his way back up to his feet, not moving well after all the damage inflicted as Shelton starts to come round. He pulls Shelton back up from his knees and whips him in to the corner, then runs in and hits him with a clothesline and holds on to Benjamin’s head. He turns round and runs out of the corner, planting Shelton with a bulldog to a big pop from the crowd. Matt then walks back in to the corner and climbs up to the second rope before jumping off and connecting with a DIVING LEG DROP. . . . . The fans go nuts, cheering like mad as Matt picks himself back up as Shelton shows signs of movement too.


As Matt stands back up, he seems to be stalking Shelton for THE TWIST OF FATE. . . . . The fans rise to their feet, but it’s Shannon Moore that causes the problem as he rises to the apron. Matt runs over straight away and knocks him down with a knee smash to the chest. He turns back round and walks over to Shelton with the challenger just getting back up. Matt kicks him in the stomach, but Benjamin grabs and holds on to Matt’s foot. He spins it round, and as Matt turns back round, Shelton nails him with THE T BONE SUPLEX RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING. . . . . It looks all over, but Shelton can’t take advantage straight away as he remains still for a good few seconds before turning over and hooking the leg for a cover. . . . .


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. . . . .


NO. . . . . MATT HOLDS ON!



Again, Matt gets his shoulder up to deny Shelton the title. Shelton sits up and looks stunned yet again, but he then makes his way back up to his feet and walks in to the corner, waiting for Matt to stand back up. Slowly, Matt is able to get back up to a vertical base, but as soon as he turns round, Shelton charges at him for THE PAY DIRT. . . . . Matt sees him coming and sidesteps it as Shelton quickly puts the breaks on, but as he turns round, Matt kicks him in the gut, pulls Shelton’s head under his arm and sends him crashing down to the mat with THE TWIST OF FATE. . . . . The fans all stand up and watch on as Matt readjusts his position on the canvas to hook both of Shelton’s legs as the referee makes the count. . . . .


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. . . . . 3


DING DING DING!!



WINNER: By pinfall, and still WWE United States Champion, Matt Hardy @ 17.50.


AFTERMATH: “Live for the Moment” hits as Matt Hardy stands back up and gets his arm raised as well as receiving his title back. He walks over to the ropes and lifts it in the air, posing for the crowd, then walking over to the corner and celebrating there to a huge pop from the crowd.


Michael Cole: What a way to kick off Wrestlemania Coach. Matt Hardy retains his United States Championship with one hell of a performance

The Coach: I’m in shock Michael

Michael Cole: I said that the courage and determination of Matt Hardy would be crucial tonight, and we got the very best of Matt Hardy right here. . . He gave it absolutely everything he had, even countering the threat of Shannon Moore to remain the United States Champion

The Coach: I can’t believe it, I thought Shelton had this wrapped up

Michael Cole: Well it didn’t turn out that way Coach as Matt Hardy showed tonight that he would not die


***VIDEO PROMO***

Clips of superstars from both Raw & Smackdown are shown

VOICEOVER: There are times when changes need to be made. . . There are times when actions are taken out of people’s hands. . . And this time is coming. . . The time is tomorrow night, because it’s time to shake things up. . . It’s time for the WWE Draft. . . Live on USA tomorrow night!




***CUT BACKSTAGE***


Jeff Hardy is standing in his locker room when a heavy breathing and sweat ridden Matt Hardy walks in with the United States title sitting proudly on his shoulder. They walk towards each other and slap their hands together with big smiles on their faces.

***POP***

Jeff Hardy: Hey bro, what a match. You were awesome. . . You know I thought he had you for a while, but great job Matt!

Matt Hardy: Thanks Jeff, but you know I won’t be the only one walking out with gold tonight once you’re done with CM Punk. . . If I could get in there with you, you know I would, but I know you can get the job done all by yourself, and then we can make this a Wrestlemania to remember. . . Years from now, we can sit down with the grandkids at Christmas and tell them about the time we both left Wrestlemania as champions

***POP***

Jeff Hardy:
Matt, it’s not the gold I want. . . it’s payback. . . Punk’s run me and the fans down for months. . . But just like last Monday night, he’s gonna find out there’s nothing he can throw at me to make me quit. . . One of us has to quit tonight, but like you say bro. . . I will not die, and I sure as hell won’t let that S O B make me quit

***POP***

Matt Hardy:
There you go. . . You know it, I know it, the fans know it. . . tonight CM Punk’s gonna get what’s coming to him

***POP***

They have a guy hug with Matt then pulling away

Matt Hardy: Good luck bro, I’m rootin’ for ya!

Jeff Hardy: Thanks Matt


***CUT TO RINGSIDE***


Lilian Garcia: This next bout is scheduled for one fall, and it is for the WWE WOMENS CHAMPIONSHIP. . . In this match, the title can change hands by a disqualification

***POP***

“Glamazon” plays as Beth Phoenix walks out to the stage. She raises her belt above her head before walking down the ramp with the same pose

Lilian Garcia: Introducing first, from Buffalo, New York, weighing in at 146 pounds. . . she is the WWE Womens Champion. . . “THE GLAMAZON”, BETH PHOENIX!

***HEAT***

Jim Ross: . . . But right now, we’re about to see the first of four Raw championships defended tonight

Jerry Lawler: And my own personal favourite too JR. . . Divas time!

Jim Ross: I don’t think there’s going to be anything pretty about this contest King after what this woman has put Victoria through over the last few months

Jerry Lawler: Will you let it go JR, what happened was an accident

Jim Ross: Oh and screwing Victoria out of the title on more than one occasion wasn’t?

Jerry Lawler: Well I wasn’t talking about that JR

Jim Ross: Exactly. . . Victoria has been on the verge of taking that title from Beth Phoenix on two separate occasions in the last couple of months, and both times The Glamazon has cheated her out of it

Jerry Lawler: That’s her job JR, she’s supposed to keep her title at all costs. . .

“Ain’t The Lady To Mess With” blasts out. Victoria walks down the aisle, she and Beth stare intensely at each other

Lilian Garcia: And her opponent. . . the challenger, from San Bernardino, California, weighing in at 155 pounds. . . VICTORIA!

***POP***

Jim Ross: If there’s any justice in the world, this will be the night that Victoria finally becomes the Womens Champion. . . And don’t forget King, there’s no Natalya to worry about, and if Beth gets herself disqualified, Victoria will finally get her hands back on the WWE Womens Championship

Jerry Lawler: You make it sound so easy JR. . . Well let me tell you something. . . Beth Phoenix has pulled something out of the bag every time its mattered, and the same thing will happen again tonight. . . Never underestimate The Glamazon JR


***MATCH #2***



WWE WOMENS CHAMPIONSHIP
TITLE CAN CHANGE HANDS BY DISQUALIFICATION & NATALYA BANNED FROM RINGSIDE
Victoria vs. Beth Phoenix (c)


Victoria walks in to the middle of the ring while Beth stays in her corner and just stares at Victoria, but that sets the challenger off. Victoria runs right at The Glamazon and throws a right hand at her, then another two, hitting her back in to the corner. Victoria pummels her up against the pads and then she whips the champion in to the opposite corner. She charges in and hits her with a clothesline against her chest, and as Beth steps out of the corner, Victoria grabs her by the arm and whips her in to the ropes, and as The Glamazon comes back, Victoria sends her over head with a back body drop. Beth lands on her back and sits up straight away as she puts her right hand on her back to sell the bump. Victoria turns round and pulls Beth back up to her feet, then hit her with a forearm shot to the face before sending him back down to the mat with a scoop slam. Victoria runs back in to the ropes, and as she comes backs, she jumps up for a leg drop, but Beth rolls to the side with Victoria landing on her ass.


Both divas then make their way back up to their feet with Beth kicking Victoria in the gut and then pulling her in to a headlock. Squeezing tightly on her challenger’s head, The Glamazon looks very intense, but as the fans get behind Victoria, the challenger tries to escape by driving her elbow back in to the stomach of Beth Phoenix. She forces Beth to let the hold go with the champion clutching her stomach as Victoria runs forward in to the ropes, but as she comes back, Beth strikes her across the upper chest with an axe handle strike, knocking Victoria down to the mat. Beth takes a second before reaching down to pull Victoria back up where she then whips her in to the ropes, and as Victoria comes back, The Glamazon grabs her around the waist and takes her down hard in to the mat with a SIDEWALK SLAM. . . . . With Victoria’s back crashing in to the mat, Beth readjusts her position on the mat before making a cover. . . . .


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2 . . . . .


NO!



Victoria kicks out as Beth sits up and looks angrily in the direction of the referee, who just carries on with things. Beth then stands back up and drags Victoria back up with her, pulling her head under her arm and then lifting her vertically up in to the air. He then walks over to the ropes and drops Victoria’s legs down on to the ropes before pulling her back and falling back to the mat with a SLINGSHOT SUPLEX. . . . . Victoria lands hard on the mat as she arches her back slightly, only for Beth to get back on her like a rash as The Glamazon hooks both her challenger’s legs, trying for another cover as the referee counts Victoria’s shoulders. . . . .


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NO!



The challenger gets her shoulder up, leaving Beth frustrated. She stares at the referee again for a split second before standing back up, looking very serious as she once again pulls Victoria back up, with the challenger seeming to be in bad shape. She grabs her face with both hands and seems to be taunting Victoria before then trying for an irish whip, only for it to be reversed, and as Beth comes back off the ropes, Victoria turns side on and lifts her elbow up in to Beth’s face. It knocks Beth down for a second, but she fights on as she gets back up very quickly, with Victoria trying to take charge of the match as she grabs Beth by the head and then hits a snap mare. The Glamazon falls in to a seated position on the mat with Victoria then nailing her with a seated dropkick to the back, leaving Beth falling back to the mat in pain. Victoria then walks over to the ropes and climbs through them to stand on the apron, half way between each corner. With Beth still down, the challenger grabs hold of the top rope with both hands before using them to lift her back in to the ring and connect with a SLINGSHOT SOMERSAULT LEG DROP. . . . . Beth feels the force of Victoria’s leg across her throat and looks in trouble as Victoria goes for her first cover of the match. . . . .


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2 . . . . .


NO!



Beth makes an easy kick out, and Victoria takes it on the chin as she lets go of Beth’s legs and stands back up. She walks round to Beth’s head and sits her up, then grabs her by the head and wraps her legs around The Glamazon’s chest, locking in body scissors on the now troubled Womens Champion. And boy does she look troubled as she fights for every breath with Victoria making it very difficult for her to move, let alone breathe. The challenger looks in control, but Beth starts to show signs of a fight back as she rolls on to her side with Victoria panicking ever so slightly. The Glamazon is now able to roll on to her knee and then up her to feet with Victoria holding on to the headlock as she stands up too. Beth fights it with elbows and is able to power out of the hold as Victoria clutches her chest, and she then demonstrates her power as she lifts Victoria up above her head and holds her there for several seconds before dropping her down to the mat with a GORILLA PRESS SLAM. . . . .


Beth smiles in to the crowd, but gets heat back with boos ringing out. She laughs it off and turns round to reach down and drag Victoria back up to her feet, then sets her up for a GUT WRENCH SUPLEX. . . . . The cocky champion takes her time before lifting Victoria up on to her shoulder, but the challenger slides down and pushes Beth back in to the ropes, and as the champion comes back, both she and Victoria hit each other with a clothesline, sending both divas down to the mat. It takes a good ten seconds before both men are able to struggle back up to their feet, and it’s the champion who strikes first as she throws a right at Victoria, but it’s blocked. Victoria strikes back with a kick to the stomach of The Glamazon and then levels her with a forearm shot to the face before whipping her in to the ropes, and as Beth bounces back off the ropes, Victoria lifts her up off the mat and takes her down with a SPINNING POWERSLAM. . . . . Victoria holds on to Beth’s legs and hopes she can wrap it up as the referee makes the count. . . . .


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KICK OUT!



Beth kicks out to the dismay of Victoria. She stays seated on the mat for several seconds, looking a little downbeat as Beth starts to sit up, prompting Victoria to make her way back up too. Victoria attempts to pull Beth up from her knees, the champion stands up herself and throws a wild right which Victoria ducks with Beth spinning round in the process. Now standing with her back to Victoria, she feels the challenger grab her around the waist before being slammed back with a BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX. . . . .


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SHOULDER UP!



Beth just saves herself by lifting her shoulder up at the last second. Victoria lets go of the champion’s waste and makes her way back up to her feet while Beth crawls towards the ropes and uses them to help herself back up to their feet with Victoria ready and waiting to explode. Just as Beth is able to stand back up, Victoria charges at her, only for The Glamazon to nail her with a forearm shot to the face, sending Victoria staggering back in to the middle of the ring. Beth waits for Victoria to turn round, and as she does, The Glamazon runs right at her, but VICTORIA SEES HER COMING AND NAILS HER WITH A SAVOTE KICK. . . . . Beth just falls flat on her back with Victoria dropping to her knees, still not looking fully recovered as she hooks the leg for a cover. . . . .


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3? . . . . .


SO CLOSE!!!



Beth gets her shoulder up to the amazement of the crowd as Victoria sits up and looks in absolute shock to see the referee signalling a two count. She drops her head in to her hands as Beth remains out of it on the mat. Victoria decides to strike now as she stands back up, pulling Beth up at the same time and places the champ’s head between her legs before lifting her up above her head for THE WIDOW’S PEAK. . . . . The crowd cheer like crazy, but Beth starts to fight it and is able to wriggle down off Victoria’s shoulder and to safety. Victoria looks shocked as she turns round in to a hard forearm shot, a kick to the gut and finished off with a DDT. . . . . Victoria’s head just smacks in to the canvas, and Beth looks to get this all over and done with as she drops to the mat and turns Victoria on to her back before hooking the leg for a cover. . . . .


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. . . . .


3? . . . . .


NOT JUST YET!!!



Beth looks absolutely stunned as Victoria lifts that shoulder up, giving the Florida fans the chance to rub The Glamazon’s faith in it as they cheer to her anger. She seems to lose it and rushes up to her feet, reaches down to pull Victoria up before whipping her in to the corner and charging in, hitting her with an elbow smash to the face. Victoria ducks her head straight away, holding it in pain, but Beth doesn’t give her the chance to recover as she lifts her up on to the top rope in a sitting position. Beth climbs up to the second rope and looks to be setting Victoria up for THE BETH VALLEY DRIVER. . . . . Beth tries to lift Victoria on to her shoulders, but Victoria is having none of it as she fights for her life and pushes Beth down to the mat, getting a pop from the crowd.


Victoria then stands up on the second rope, then turns round and climbs up to the top rope as the fans cheer, watching on as Victoria then flips back off the top for a MOONSAULT. . . . . BUT THE GLAMAZON LIFTS HER KNEES UP IN TO VICTORIA’S STOMACH. . . . . Victoria rolls across the mat as she holds on to her stomach while Beth starts to sit up. The Glamazon is up first, but Victoria gets to her knees as Beth walks towards her and then whips her in to the ropes. As Victoria comes back, Beth grabs her around the upper chest and tosses her behind with a BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX. . . . . Victoria falls hard on the mat and Beth looks to add the final touch as she stands back up and drags Victoria back up too. She pulls Victoria’s head under her arm and sets her up for THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX. . . . . Victoria looks in danger, but she surprises Beth by pulling her head out of the grasp and slips behind the champion.


Victoria then spins Beth round, only for the champion to kick her in the stomach and spin her back round. The Glamazon then lifts Victoria up by the arms for a LIFTING DOUBLE CHICKEN WING FACE DROP. . . . . Victoria fights it though by kicking her feet and is able to slip down and back to her feet. Beth panics as she spins Victoria round, but the challenger blocks it and lifts Beth up for a FIREMAN’S CARRY. . . . . VICTORIA THEN SPINS BETH ROUND AND PLANTS HER WITH A TILT A WHIRL SLAM. . . . . SHE HITS THE SPIDER’S WEB. . . . . Beth is motionless on the mat, but Victoria doesn’t think it’s enough as she bends down and drags her back up, setting her up once again for THE WIDOW’S PEAK. . . . . The fans all stand up as JR questions whether she can hit it this time as she lifts Beth up above her head and then down her back before bringing her crashing back face first. . . . . SHE HITS IT. . . . . Beth lands hard on the mat as Victoria rushes to hook both legs and make the cover. . . . .


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NEW CHAMPION!!!



WINNER: By pinfall, and new WWE Womens Champion, Victoria @ 11.29.


AFTERMATH: “Ain’t The Lady To Mess With” blasts out to a big pop from the crowd as Victoria sits back up in shock. The referee walks over to the ropes and collects the title belt as a delighted Victoria stands up and is then passed the belt. She gets her arm raised before lifting the belt up in to the air. Natalya then makes her way down the aisle and reaches inside the ring to pull the now former champion out of the ring. Beth looks very dazed still as Victoria turns round and sees Natalya looking angry with Beth looking in shock. Victoria turns her back on them as she then walks in to the corner and climbs up to the second rope to pose with her title while Natalya and Beth look on with some not so happy expressions on their faces.


Jim Ross: Justice has been done. . . We have a new Women’s Champion, and her name is Victoria

Jerry Lawler: Check out that look though JR. . . this isn’t over. . . .Victoria might have won here tonight, but I don’t think Beth and Natalya are going to let her enjoy it for much longer


***VIDEO PROMO***

FROM EARLIER TODAY


Evolution, the pregnant Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley & Linda McMahon are shown arriving in to the arena, with Evolution dragging their travel bags behind them. Todd Grisham tries to catch up with them as they walk down the hall with Triple H leading the way.


***BIG POP***

Todd Grisham: Hunter, any chance I can get your comments on what happened on Raw Monday night when you hit Eric Bischoff in the head with a steel chair?

Triple H stops, as do the others behind him

Triple H: Todd, everyone can see that was an accident, but the same can’t be said for when we get our hands on Vince and his bastard sons tonight

A bruised and not so happy looking Eric Bischoff walks in to the shot, unnerving everyone

***MIXED RECEPTION***

Eric Bischoff:
Hunter, I think we need to talk. . . Todd if you don’t mind, I’ll take care of this

Triple H: Eric. . .

Eric Bischoff: . . . I don’t wanna hear it. . . You can see why I’m here, this nice colour arrangement around my eye didn’t just happen by coincidence did it?. . .

Batista steps forward, trying to calm things down

Batista: Whoa, Eric. . .

Eric Bischoff: . . . Dave, with all due respect, I need to say something. . .

Batista steps back and holds his hands up, allowing Bischoff to continue

Batista: Alright

Eric Bischoff: . . . Thanks Dave. . . Hunter, I know we’ve had our problems in the past, but I’d like to think we’ve got past that and forged a solid working relationship. I know we’ll never be friends, but I need to know on a strictly business level that what happened to me was an accident

Triple H: Eric, I think we both know there’s been times when we’ve both wanted to hit each other with steel chairs. . . But you have my word, what happened Monday was an accident. Watch it back and you’ll see what I had in mind, the same thing I have in mind for tonight. . . disfigure every male member of the McMahon family. . . Even Vince’s wife and daughter are here to see it, not that I’m letting them get that close to him after what he’s put them through. . . But you know the best thing Eric? . . . There’s not a thing they can do to stop it. . . Now if it’s okay with you, can we go?

Eric Bischoff: By all means. . . Oh, and good luck tonight

They all walk past with Bischoff smiling, but before Linda can walk with them, Bischoff holds out his arm to stop her

Eric Bischoff: Linda, are you sure you’re okay with watching them go after Shane tonight?

Linda McMahon: Eric, just like Vince, Shane has brought everything on himself, and he has to do what me and his father have always taught him to. . . face up to the consequences of his actions, and that’s what he has to do tonight. . . I’ll talk to you later Eric

Eric Bischoff: Bye Linda

Bischoff stares down the hall as Linda walks off to join Stephanie.


***CUT TO RINGSIDE***


Lilian Garcia: This next contest is the MONEY IN THE BANK LADDER MATCH

***HUGE POP***

Jerry Lawler: Here we go JR

“Booyaka 619” blasts out & Rey Mysterio walks out to the stage with the fans standing up and applauding

Lilian Garcia: Introducing first, from San Diego, California, weighing in at 165 pounds. . . REY MYSTERIO!

Jim Ross: And here comes the human highlight reel. . . Rey Mysterio

Jerry Lawler: You’ve got to think tonight JR that he will be the centrepiece of the highlight reel the way he likes to fly around the ring with a care in the world

Jim Ross: Oh without doubt King, but I can’t help but think that with all the odds stacked against him tonight, we might just see Rey Mysterio prove once again why he is the ultimate underdog and walk out of here with the Money in the Bank contract

Jerry Lawler: I’m not sure JR, it’s a big ask. . . I mean you’ve got five other superstars in there. . .

***BIG POP***

“Don’t Waste My Time” hits & Elijah Burke walks down to the ring with a very serious look on his face

Lilian Garcia:
. . .And, from Jacksonville, Florida, weighing in at 230 pounds. . . ELIJAH BURKE!

***HEAT***

Jim Ross: Well if you wanna talk underdogs, he comes another

Jerry Lawler: I’m not so sure JR, did you see the way he stood up to MVP Friday night? . . . I think we’ve got a real contender here in Elijah Burke

Jim Ross: He sure surprised me by telling MVP where to go, but he’d surprise me even more if he won tonight

Jerry Lawler: Well it wouldn’t be a surprise to me JR, anyone can win this thing, it’s so unpredictable. That’s the beauty of the Money in the Bank ladder match. . . You know with the cuts and bump aside JR

“I’m Comin” plays as MVP walks out to the open air stadium with Burke staring right at him

Lilian Garcia: From Miami, Florida, weighing in at 252 pounds. . . Montel Vontavious Porter. . . MVP!

***A LOT OF HEAT***

Michael Cole: And here comes Smackdown’s only representative. . . MVP

The Coach: He’s not just the only Smackdown superstar Michael, he’ll be the only one left standing tonight because I’m making a prediction right now. . . MVP will leave The Citrus Bowl as Mr. Money in the Bank

Jim Ross: Well I hope to god you’re wrong Coach, not just for Raw’s sake but to stop this guy’s ego getting any bigger

Michael Cole: Oh it couldn’t get any bigger JR, trust me!

“Hell Will Be Callin Your Name” blasts out as a stern looking Bobby Lashley makes his way down to the ring

Lilian Garcia:
From Colorado Springs, Colorado, weighing in at 275 pounds. . . BOBBY LASHLEY!

***POP***

Jim Ross: And here comes a real dark horse folks. . . literally

Michael Cole: I have to agree with you JR, Bobby Lashley has made one hell of an impression over the last month or so, putting Chris Jericho, Mr. Kennedy and MVP firmly in their place on a number of occasions

The Coach: Michael, Lashley is out of his comfort zone tonight. He’s not about climbing ladders, he doesn’t stand a chance if you ask me

Jerry Lawler: Well we weren’t asking you Coach, but I can tell you one thing, Lashley is all about roughing people up, and he can do that tonight, that’s for sure

“Turn Up The Treble” plays as Mr. Kennedy makes his way in to the arena, looking very focused

Lilian Garcia:
From Green Bay, Wisconsin, weighing in at 243 pounds. . . MR. KENNEDY!

***MIXED RECEPTION***

Jerry Lawler: And here’s the man to beat fellas, my bet. . . last year’s winner, MR. KENNEDYYYYY

Jim Ross: He’s certainly in with a good chance King. You can’t put enough emphasis on experience, and Mr. Kennedy certainly has that after winning last year

Michael Cole: Can he do it again this year? . . . We’ll just have to wait and see

“Break The Walls Down” blasts out & Chris Jericho looks very confident as he walks down the ramp

Lilian Garcia:
And finally, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, weighing in at 226 pounds. . . Y2J, CHRIS JERICHO!

***BIG POP***

Jim Ross: It seems that Y2J Chris Jericho is many people’s favourite to win here tonight, and we’re not going to have wait long to find out if that will indeed be the case

The Coach: You know JR, I think Jericho thinks he already has this in the bag when he doesn’t. He’s got more of a fight on his hands than he realises. . . If he’s big headed enough to think he’s got this wrapped up, then he can only blame himself when it all comes crashing down on him

Michael Cole: Well that remains to be seen Coach, I think we should just sit back and enjoy what should be a great match


***MATCH #3***



MONEY IN THE BANK LADDER MATCH
Chris Jericho vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Rey Mysterio
vs. Elijah Burke vs. Mr. Kennedy vs. MVP


Jericho walks in to the ring and looks round at all five men, as they all share nervous glances at each other. Y2J then walks in to the centre of the ring with Lashley charging at him and taking him down with a tackle. As he then pummels Jericho with right hands to the head, Rey & Burke go at each other, as do Kennedy & MVP. While Rey & Burke exchange right hands, MVP stands face to face with Kennedy and talk smack right at him, but Kennedy grins and then knocks him down with a hard right hand. The Franchise Player stands back up with Kennedy then whipping him in to the ropes, and runs right in at him and clotheslines him over the top to the outside.


Kennedy follows him out as Burke puts Rey on the back foot and whips him in to the ropes, but the master of the 619 SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE ROPES AND HITS A CROSS BODY. . . . . On the outside, Kennedy pulls MVP up to his feet and whips him right in to the barricade, back first and then stomps him repeatedly in the chest. Back inside, Lashley stands back up and pulls Jericho up too, then whips him hard in to the corner. He runs in and nails him with a hard clothesline. Jericho staggers out in to a kick to the gut from Lashley, who then pulls Jericho’s head under his arm and lifts him vertically up in to the air with just one arm. He holds him up there for a good five seconds before falling back to the mat with a ONE ARM DELAYED VERTICAL SUPLEX. . . . .


The fans cheer, but there are some boos mixed in. At the same time as Lashley’s assault on Jericho, Rey stands back up and brings Burke up with him, but The Guiding Light hits him in the chest with a right hand. He stands back up and nails him with a hard right hand to the head before whipping him in to the ropes, and as Rey comes back, Burke takes him down with a FALLING CLOTHESLINE. . . . . As Burke stands up grinning, he steps back in to the chest of a mean looking Bobby Lashley. He turns round slowly and looks worried as he sees Lashley standing right in front of him, and it’s Lashley who reacts first as he nails Burke with a series of right hands, sending Burke spinning round in a daze.


Lashley doesn’t waste a second as he grabs him around the waist, then sends him flying behind with a FLIPPING RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX. . . . . The momentum takes Burke under the bottom rope as he lands hard on his back by the ropes. While this is going on, on the outside, Kennedy picks up one of the ladders (a smaller one), and slides it in the ring and climbs back in himself as Lashley stands back up with his back to Kennedy. Double K picks up the ladder as Lashley turns round, then charges at Bobby, but Lashley lifts his boot up in to the ladder. Kennedy falls back to the mat with the ladder landing on top of him.


Lashley then walks over and pulls the ladder off of Kennedy, then walks in to the corner and stands it up against the pads. The crowd are cheering now as the ladder comes in to play with Lashley walking back over to Kennedy and pulling him back up to his feet. He drags Kennedy back up and whips him hard in to the corner with KENNEDY’S BACK SMASHING IN TO THE STEEL LADDER. . . . . Kennedy staggers out of the corner holding his back and looking in pain as Lashley kicks him in the gut, then lifts him up in to the air and slams him down to the mat with THE DOMINATOR. . . . . He then turns his attention to the ladder as he walks in to the corner to collect it. He walks in to the middle of the ring and sets it up under the much coveted briefcase. He starts to climb it with Jericho getting back up to his feet slowly. . . . .


LASHLEY UP ONE RUNG. . . . .


UP TWO RUNGS. . . . .


3 RUNGS. . . . .


Jericho gets up and walks over to the ladder


4 RUNGS FOR LASHLEY. . . . .



Jericho reaches up and pulls Lashley down by the trunks. He lands on his feet with Jericho then kicking him hard in the gut and running past him to bounce off the ropes, and as he comes back, Jericho takes Lashley down with a ONE ARM BULLDOG. . . . . As Jericho stands back up, so does Rey with Y2J spotting him getting back up to his feet. He walks over to Rey and chops the Mexican across the chest twice before grabbing him by the arm and whipping him in to the ropes. As Rey hits the ropes, he holds on to them with Jericho then running in at him with Mysterio lifting his boot up in to the face of Y2J.


Jericho staggers away from the ropes holding his face as Rey then runs out at him, jumps on to his shoulder and takes him down with a bulldog while MVP stands back up on the outside and picks up a huge 20 foot ladder. Jericho’s face rebounds off the mat as Mysterio stands back up to a pop from the crowd with MVP sliding the ladder in to the ring and climbing in himself. He sees Rey getting back up and picks the ladder up as Rey turns round to walk towards the ladder, MVP runs at him and knocks him down, DRIVING THE LADDER IN TO REY’S FACE. . . . . Rey just falls straight to the mat and lands by the ropes, crawling on to the apron as a smug MVP drops the ladder and climbs the smaller one that’s already set up. . . . .


UP ONE RUNG. . . . .


UP TWO. . . . .


Burke slides back in under the bottom rope


MVP UP THREE RUNGS. . . . .


FOUR. . . . .



Burke walks over to the ladder behind MVP and pulls him down by grabbing his foot. MVP lands on his feet and looks shocked to see Burke standing there in front of him. MVP tries to reason with Burke, but the friend who left him hanging on Friday stares back with anger in his eyes, which winds MVP up as he starts mouthing off at him. Burke snaps and nails him with a right hand, and follows up with a succession of jabs to the jaw. He grabs the off balance Franchise Player by the arm and whips him in to the ropes, and as MVP comes back, Burke sends a statement of intent by nailing him with a LIFTING SPINNING SIT DOWN SPINEBUSTER. . . . . Both Kennedy & Lashley show signs of movement as Burke then walks back over to the ladder and starts to climb it. . . . .


UP ONE RUNG. . . . .


UP TWO. . . . .


Kennedy gets up to his feet and walks towards the ladder


UP THREE. . . . .


UP FOUR. . . . .



Kennedy grabs the ladder from side on as Lashley gets to his knees too, watching Kennedy then push the ladder on to its side with Burke falling over the top rope to the outside. Kennedy then picks up the bigger ladder and sets it up. He starts to climb it as Lashley is able to stand back up. . . . .


KENNEDY UP ONE RUNG. . . . .


UP ANOTHER. . . . .



Lashley walks up to the ladder and climbs up one rung behind Kennedy, clubbing him across the back. He then lifts Kennedy on to his shoulders before falling back to the mat with both men falling hard on to their backs. Both MVP & Jericho make their way back up to their feet, and as they stand up opposite each other, MVP charges at Y2J with Jericho nailing him with a SPINNING WHEEL KICK. . . . . MVP falls back to the mat as Jericho hits the deck too but he makes his way back up quickly.


He sees Rey getting back up on the apron, runs in to the corner and KNOCKS REY OFF THE APRON WITH A SPRINGBOARD DROPKICK. . . . . As he picks himself back up, MVP is getting up behind him and grabs the smaller ladder that saw Burke fall to the outside. The Half Man Half Amazing superstar then sees Jericho turn round and THROWS THE LADDER RIGHT AT HIM. . . . . Jericho falls in a heap to the mat as MVP smirks before turning back round to walk over to the huge ladder where he starts to climb it with all of the other five superstars down and out. . . . .


MVP STEPS UP TO THE FIRST RUNG. . . . .


AND THE SECOND. . . . .


AND THE THIRD. . . . .


UP TO FOUR. . . . .


Rey starts to make his way back up to his feet on the outside and slowly walks to the ring


MVP UP TO THE FIFTH. . . . .


UP ANOTHER AND GETTING CLOSER. . . . .


Mysterio climbs on to the apron and steadies himself, holding on to the top rope


MVP CLIMBS UP TO TOWARDS THE PROMISED LAND. . . . .



Rey holds the top rope and sees the danger, then SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE TOP ROPE AND DROPKICKS THE LADDER FROM IN FRONT OF MVP, WHO FALLS TO THE MAT ALONG WITH THE LADDER. . . . . A big pop rings out as Rey comes to the rescue with all six men laid out with MVP rolling under the ropes to the outside. Lashley & Kennedy start to roll over and slowly get themselves back up. Kennedy is up first and walks round to climb up the ladder with Lashley climbing up the other side. . . . . Kennedy stays two rungs ahead of Lashley, but panics as he sees the big man catching him up. He stops and throws a right hand at Lashley, then continues to climb further up to the top. . . . .


KENNEDY UP ANOTHER TWO RUNGS. . . . .


LASHLEY STARTS CLIMBING AGAIN TO TRY TO CATCH UP. . . . .


KENNEDY GETS CLOSE TO THE PRIZE AND REACHES UP. . . . .


LASHLEY CATCHES UP AS KENNEDY DESPERATELY TRIES TO GRAB THE BRIEFCASE. . . . .



Kennedy can’t grab it, and Lashley hits him with a right hand across the chest, forcing Kennedy’s hands to drop and let go of the briefcase. Lashley continues to fight with a right hand to the head, but Kennedy hammers right back with one of his own, then pushes Lashley off to the side. Just as Kennedy reaches up, Lashley lands on his knees and rushes back up to his feet with Jericho also getting back up. Lashley walks towards the ladder, but Jericho runs up behind him and pushes him in to the side of the ladder as it then falls to the side with Kennedy then falling onto the ropes and landing on the mat. Rey & Lashley both make their way back up to their feet as Jericho pulls the ladder back up to stand it up directly under the briefcase. As he turns round, Lashley grabs his arm and whips him in to the ropes.

But as he comes back, Jericho sidesteps as Rey walks innocently walks in to a SPEAR FROM LASHLEY. . . . . Rey took a blow there and rolls across the ring holding his chest while Jericho makes a dash to climb up the ladder, but Lashley turns back and walks over to the ladder. He grabs Jericho by the top of his tights and pulls him down to the floor, with Jericho landing gently on his back with Lashley not pulling him that hard. Lashley then takes his turn to climb up the ladder, but the soft landing has Jericho back up straight away as he runs back at the ladder, JUMPS UP TO THE SECOND RUNG AND HITS LASHLEY WITH THE CODEBREAKER. . . . . The fans like that as both men drop down to the mat, but Jericho is the first to come round, and within ten seconds, he’s back up on his feet. He walks over to the ladder and slowly makes his way up. . . . .


UP THE FIRST RUNG. . . . .


AND THE SECOND. . . . .


3 RUNGS NOW FOR Y2J. . . . .


UP FOUR AND JERICHO LOOKS TO BE UNCHALLENGED. . . . .


UP A FIFTH. . . . .


Elijah Burke slides back inside the ring


JERICHO UP TO THE 6TH RUNG



Burke walks towards the ladder and to the opposite side to Jericho. He grabs Y2J by the foot to stop him climbing, and then pulls him down a couple of rungs. He then climbs up his side of the ladder to catch Jericho up, but Y2J also starts climbing too as they both get towards the top. They’re both within touching distance as Jericho throws a right at Burke, but it’s returned by The Guiding Light, as both men slug it out back and forth at the top of the ladder. Y2J then blocks a right from Burke and rakes his eyes.


Cheers ring out as Jericho then pulls Burke’s head across and under his arm before jumping back off the ladder for A SUPLEX OFF THE TOP OF THE LADDER. . . . . Both men hit the mat hard with the momentum forcing Burke to roll to the ropes and under the bottom rope to the outside as Jericho rolls around on his back. With everyone down and out, the opportunity presents itself to Mysterio as he gets back up to a pop from the crowd. He looks round and sees a clear path as he walks over to the ladder and starts to make his way up it with the crowd chanting his name. . . . .


UP ONE RUNG. . . . .


UP TWO. . . . .


AND 3. . . . .


4. . . . .


5 . . . . .


AND 6. . . . .


7. . . . .


Rey stops and reaches up and gets his hands on the briefcase, Mr. Kennedy gets to his knees and crawls across to the ladder. He grabs the base of the ladder and lifts it up, tipping it back with Rey falling back and to the outside of the ring, falling against the barricade before hitting the floor to boos from the crowd as Kennedy stands up and pulls the ladder back up. Kennedy pulls himself on to the ladder, but before he can start to make his way up it, Lashley stands back up with Kennedy still not fully recovered. Lashley walks over and spins Kennedy round, then tries for an irish whip, but Kennedy reverses it and pulls Lashley right back in to him, kicking him in the gut and then planting him with THE MIC CHECK. . . . . Lashley rolls across the mat as Kennedy stands back up and stares up at the briefcase as he walks back over to the ladder, climbing up it rung by rung. . . . .


UP ONE. . . . .


TWO. . . . .


THREE. . . . .


FOUR. . . . .


Jericho starts to sit up


FIVE RUNGS FOR KENNEDY. . . . .


UP ANOTHER. . . . .



Jericho stands up as Kennedy gets up another and then reaches up to try and claim the briefcase, getting his hands to it, but Jericho crawls over to the side of the ladder. He uses it to stand up and shakes it with Kennedy taking his hands off the briefcase to try and hold still on the ladder. Jericho then walks round to the base of the ladder and starts to climb it up while Kennedy panics and tries to pull the briefcase down as Jericho gets closer and closer to him. Kennedy can’t quite pull it down as Jericho gets close to the top and nails Kennedy with a right hand to the chest. He then reaches up and tries to get his hands on the briefcase when we see MVP slide back in the ring.


He stands back up looking a little unsteady on his feet as he picks up the smaller ladder and walks to the big ladder, where he drives the ladder in to Kennedy’s ribs twice, knocking him down to the floor. Jericho has the prize in his hands, but MVP smashes the ladder in to the ribcage of Y2J, knocking him off balance before nailing him again and knocking him down to the mat too. He rolls around in agony, as does Kenny while MVP drops the ladder on the mat and climbs up the bigger one. The crowd boo as he slowly makes his way up the ladder. . . . .


ONE RUNG CLEARED. . . . .


UP ANOTHER. . . . .


PASSED THE THIRD. . . . .


UP FOUR. . . . .


MVP CLEARS THE FIFTH. . . . .


Rey Rey starts to come round


SIX RUNGS NOW FOR MVP. . . . .


ANOTHER AS HE GETS WITHIN TOUCHING DISTANCE. . . . .



Mysterio crawls to the base of the ladder, desperately trying to stop MVP as he reaches up to grab the briefcase. Rey looks out of it still as he puts his hands on the ladder, but MVP gets his hands firmly on the briefcase. Rey tries to stand up, but is it too late? MVP tries to pull the briefcase down in a frenzy. . . . . HE DOES IT. . . . . HE HAS THE BRIEFCASE AND THE CONTRACT. . . . . IT’S OVER!


WINNER: And holder of the Money in the Bank Contract, MVP @ 15.29.


AFTERMATH: “I’m Comin” hits as MVP raises the briefcase above his head while Mysterio slumps back to the mat. There’s no hiding the smile on MVP’s face as he brings the briefcase in to his chest and holds it tight. He then steps down a couple of rungs before jumping down to the floor. He lifts it up in the air again with a huge grin on his face before climbing through the ropes to jump down to the floor below. He turns round and faces the ring with Jericho sitting up and looking pissed as MVP raises his new belonging high in to the air as he backs up the ramp with a massive smile on his face, taunting the crowd in the process. The camera follows him all the way up to the top of the stage where he then turns round and walks to the back.


The Coach: What did I say? . . . MVP is Mr. Money in the Bank. . . I told you

Jim Ross: Well I’m glad we won’t have to put up with his bragging Friday night King

Jerry Lawler: Right!

Michael Cole: Well JR, you might just get the chance to hear a victory speech tomorrow night if MVP gets drafted to Raw

Jim Ross: God help me!

The Coach: You all need to be quiet and show some respect. . . He has just put on the best performance of his life, and what does he get? . . . You should stand up and show him the respect that he deserves as the next World Champion

Jerry Lawler: I won’t if it’s all the same with you!

Jim Ross: I’ll say this for him Coach, it takes a lot to win a match like this folks, and we might just be looking at a future world champion


***CUT BACKSTAGE***


Victoria is standing in the back, proudly holding her Womens Championship belt with some other divas standing with her, Mickie James, Michelle McCool, Candice Michelle & Kelly Kelly. They are all smiles as they laugh and clap, crowding the new champion.

***POP***

Mickie James:
Congratulations, you so deserve it

Michelle McCool: Well done

Candice Michelle: Yeah, well done Vic

Their faces turn to a disapproving look when Beth Phoenix & Natalya walk up to them. They both look very angry while Victoria and her friends don’t look fazed.

***HEAT***

Victoria:
What the hell do you want?

Beth Phoenix: Since everyone else is congratulating you, we thought we’d come and do the same

The diva’s looks surprised

Beth Phoenix: You must feel great right now right? . . . But if I were you, I wouldn’t get used to holding that belt because you never know when you might lose it

Victoria stands up to them, not looking intimidated at all

Victoria: Now I’ve finally got it, it’s not going anywhere

Beth Phoenix: You might think so, but you won’t have a choice. . . That belt will be back where it belongs very soon

Beth stares right at Victoria for a couple of seconds before walking off with Natalya following. The rest of diva’s look disgusted for a moment with Victoria staring at Beth & Natalya as they walk away when Mickie then turns to Victoria

Mickie James: Don’t let those two get you down tonight, you need to come celebrate, and I think we have just the idea

Victoria: Okay, you’re on

Mickie James: Great. . . lets go show Orlando a great time!

***POP***

Mickie & Co turn around and laugh as Victoria looks down the hall for a second before turning round to join the others.


***CUT ACROSS THE BACK***


Josh Matthews is standing by the interview set, setting up

Josh Matthews: Does that sound okay? . . . Great

He looks to the side and MVP comes walking up towards him from the curtain area, holding the Money in the Bank briefcase with a big smile on his face

Josh Matthews: MVP, can I grab a few comments?

MVP smiles right at him and stops right next to Josh

MVP: Josh. . . you ask away

Josh Matthews: Well first off, congratulations on winning the Money in the Bank ladder match, you must. . .

MVP: . . . Josh, congratulations doesn’t even begin to cover what I’ve just achieved. There should be some kind of national holiday or somethin’, but thinkin’ ‘bout it, maybe that should be the day when I cash in this bad boy and step over every insignificant joker on the way to the top, cos Josh my man, that’s where I’m headed. . . Since day one I told everyone I’d get there, and you know what Josh? I’ve proved a lot of clueless idiots wrong, and now they have no choice but to stand up and take note of this ground breaking accomplishment. . . And now, the sky’s the limit. It doesn’t matter if it’s HBK, Edge, Randy Orton, John Cena, Kane, or even Michael Cole, they are all minor complications on my way to greatness and the world championship

MVP looks up and looks confused. The camera pans to show Armando Alejandro Estrada & an intense Umaga

MVP: What the hell do you want? . . . I’ll sign you a picture later, I’m tryin’ to talk here

Armando Estrada: We have some words for Joshua here, so if you don’t mind making yourself, how they say. . . scarce

MVP sn-iggers but laughs it off

MVP: You know what? . . . Take all the time you need, I’ve done what I came here to do, and now it’s time to live it up the only way a true MVP can

He laughs to himself as he walks off, slapping his hand against the briefcase while Estrada shakes his head. Josh quickly tries to get his attention

Josh Matthews: Armando, later on tonight, Umaga will face The Undertaker and try to end the legendary winning streak. . . What do you think his chances are of being the man to finally end the incredible run?

Armando Estrada: It’s Thee Undertaker who needs the chances Josh, because at this moment, he doesn’t have any. Umaga is like no one else the dead man has ever faced. He has bitten off more than he can chew with my Samoan Bulldozer, because Umaga will chew him up and spit him out like it was his breakfast. . . But you know what makes Umaga angry Josh? Everyone thinks it’s a formality that the dead man will turn up tonight and beat Umaga like everyone else he’s faced at Wrestlemania. . . Well let me tell you Undertaker, it’s not going to happen like that. It’s going to be a dark night, the darkest night of your life, and maybe even the last, because Umaga is going to tear you limb from limb and leave you in a big red pool of your own blood. . . And then, everybody will remember that Umaga was the man to finish Thee Undertaker

Estrada laughs for a couple of seconds, and then walks out of the shot, along with an intense Umaga.


***CUT TO RINGSIDE***


“Chavo Ardiente” plays as Chavo Guerrero makes his way down to the ring with a big smile on his face

Justin Roberts:
This bout is scheduled for one fall, and it is for the CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP. . . Introducing first, the challengers. . . First, from El Paso, Texas, weighing in at 210 pounds. . . CHAVO GUERRERO!

***BIG POP***

Michael Cole: Coach, it’s time to find out whether Kenny Dykstra is as good as he thinks he is, and maybe this man can finally be the one to shut his mouth once and for all

The Coach: Michael, get real. Kenny Dykstra is a star in the making, and he’s beaten Chavo more times than I count, and he’ll do that again tonight

Michael Cole: But Coach, Kenny doesn’t have to lose this match to lose the title, and that gives Chavo a chance to win the Cruiserweight Championship right here right now

“Waiting in the Wings” hits as a serious looking Michael Shane walks down to the ring

Justin Roberts:
Secondly, from San Antonio, Texas, weighing in at 221 pounds. . . MICHAEL SHANE!

***HEAT***

Michael Cole: And Coach, on a night where Shawn Michaels attempts to leave Wrestlemania with gold around his waist, can his ungrateful cousin do the same?

The Coach: Michael, this kid has as much, if not more talent than Shawn Michaels

Michael Cole: Well I suppose that is a matter of opinion, but I do agree that he does have a lot of talent. . . The question is, is it enough to be victorious on his first Wrestlemania appearance?

“Flying High” plays & Matt Sydal walks out to the stage, looking very pumped up as he walks to both sides of the stage to acknowledge the fans

Justin Roberts:
And from St Louis, Missouri, weighing in at 183 pounds. . . MATT SYDAL!

***BIG POP***

Michael Cole: How great it would be Coach if this kid can mark his first Wrestlemania by winning the Cruiserweight Championship tonight?

The Coach: Well Michael, we don’t see eye to eye on a lot of things, but I have to admit that I like what I see when I watch Matt Sydal get in that ring. He’s like nothing else I’ve ever seen. . . He’s right in your face, and he does things that no one expects. . . I like this kid

Michael Cole: It appears that everyone else here in Orlando feels the exact same, and if there was a roof on this stadium, I think it would be blown off if he could win tonight

“Pure Control” plays through the speakers as a focused Kenny Dykstra makes his way down the ramp

Justin Roberts:
And their opponent. . . from Worcester, Massachusetts, weighing in at 225 pounds. . . he is the WWE Cruiserweight Champion. . . KENNY DYKSTRA!

*** TONS OF HEAT***

The Coach: Here he comes Michael, the Future Hall of Famer

Michael Cole: I think it’s safe to say that I’m not a fan of this arrogant young man, but there’s no denying he has a lot of potential. . . However Coach, I think tonight is going to be the first real test of this young man’s career. . . We’re going to find out just how good he is right now


***MATCH #4***



WWE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Chavo Guerrero vs. Matt Sydal
vs. Kenny Dykstra (c) vs. Michael Shane


Dykstra passes his championship belt to the referee and looks very confident as the bell then rings with all three men charging at him. They pound him against the ropes with shots to the body as Kenny tries to duck and cover his head. The defending champion then pushes Chavo away before slipping under the bottom rope to safety. Dykstra looks pissed as he stands on the outside, staring back in angrily. Sydal stands by the ropes and stares right back, along with Shane. Shane then steps back a couple of paces, unknown to Sydal as Shane then clubs him across the back, knocking Sydal down to his knees. Chavo is straight on Shane though as he spins him round and hits him with a European uppercut, knocking Shane’s head back. Chavo takes advantage by grabbing him by the wrist and whipping him in to the opposite set of ropes, and as Shane comes back, Chavo hits him with a hard kick to the gut.


Shane leans forward holding his stomach as Chavo turns to the side to run in to the ropes, and as he comes back, he drives his boot in to Shane’s head, knocking him down to the mat and getting a pop from the crowd. At the same time, Kenny leans inside to drag Sydal out and hits him with some hard right hands to the face, then scoops him up and slams him down to the floor. He quickly slips back in the ring and runs at Chavo, taking him down to the mat with a falling clothesline. Dykstra stands back up to drop his leg across the upper chest of Chavo. He races back up to his feet to hit Chavo with another leg drop before pulling him back up to his feet where he whips him in to the ropes, and as Chavo comes back, Kenny nails him with a standing dropkick. He smiles as he readjusts his position on the mat to go for a cover on Chavo with the ref making the count. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


NO!



As the champ stands back up with a smile on his face, Shane looks to be getting back up to his knees too. Dykstra reacts by running back in to the ropes, charging back and sending Shane back down to the mat with a bulldog. He stands back up and grins in to the crowd, acting very cocky and getting a negative reaction from the fans. As he turns back round, Chavo starts to get up, prompting Kenny to turn back in to the ropes, and as he runs at Chavo, the Mexican surprises him by nailing him with a ROLLING HEEL KICK. . . . . . That gets the crowd going, and as both men get back up to their, Sydal is getting back on to the apron.


And as soon as Chavo & Dykstra stand back up, Sydal holds on to the top rope and SPRINGBOARDS TO TAKE THEM BOTH DOWN WITH A DOUBLE DROPKICK. . . . . The fans like that, and show their appreciation with a pop for Matty Sydal. Both men fall to the deck with Sydal then getting back up to his feet and pulling Chavo’s body to lie next to Dykstra’s before jumping up in to the air and HITTING A STANDING MOONSAULT ON TO BOTH MEN. . . . . Sydal stands back up to another pop from the crowd, with Shane also getting back up. Shane walks over to him and grabs him by the head to take him down with a SNAP MARE DRIVER. . . . . Sydal goes for his first cover of the match as the ref counts the fall. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


NO!



Sydal takes it on the chin as Shane kicks out, then gets right back up to his feet, seeing Kenny sitting up. He runs in to the corner and climbs to the top rope with Kenny now getting to his knees. Sydal watches on with interest and then jumps down for a BULLDOG LEG DROP. . . . . Kenny takes a step back as Sydal hits the mat. Kenny then sees Chavo coming round and walks in to the same corner that Sydal just came out of. He climbs to the top rope, and as Chavo stands up fully and turns round to face him, Dykstra jumps in to the air and CONNECTS WITH A DIVING CLOTHESLINE. . . . . Kenny looks to go for a cover, but Sydal stands back up and pulls him back up to his feet. The challenger then tries for an irish whip, but Kenny reverses it. As Sydal hits the ropes, he holds on to them with Kenny already anticipating his return by jumping in to the air for a dropkick, only to fall down and hit the mat.


Sydal takes a short breather as Kenny stands back up, as does Michael Shane, standing close by behind Dykstra. Shane then charges out at Kenny, but the champ sidesteps as Sydal runs through in to Shane, who grabs Sydal around the chest and then TOSSES HIM TO THE SIDE WITH A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX. . . . . Shane and Kenny both get to their feet at the same time, and the champ tries to strike first with a right hand, but it gets blocked and Shane nails him with a hard kick to the gut. Kenny clutches his stomach and ducks his head down in pain with Shane acting quickly to pull Kenny’s under his arm and grab his leg before bringing him crashing down to the mat with A LEG HOOK DDT. . . . . Kenny’s head is driven in to the mat, and Shane looks to wrap it up quickly as he turns Kenny over and goes for a cover. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


NO!



Chavo dives across on to Shane’s back to stop the count. He and Shane then slowly make their way back up to their feet with Shane swinging a wild right at Chavo, but the Mexican ducks it and whips Shane in to the ropes, planting him as he comes back with a TILT A WHIRL BACK BREAKER. . . . . Sydal gets back up as Chavo lands on his knees, and he doesn’t have time to react as Sydal steps back in to the ropes and then runs right at Chavo to nail him right in the face with a SEATED DROPKICK. . . . . Chavo falls back to the mat and Sydal crawls across to cover Shane instead. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


KICK OUT!



Sydal races back up to his feet once again and drags Shane up with him, whipping him in to the corner. He then runs in at him with Shane lifting his boot up in to Sydal’s face, sending him staggering out of the corner. Shane pulls himself up to the second rope, and as Sydal turns back round to face him, Shane jumps down at him, but Sydal kicks him in the gut and instantly grabs him around the chest to nail him with a CYCLORAMA (BELLY TO BELLY MOONSAULT SLAM). . . . . Sydal hurries as he hooks Shane’s legs and goes for a cover. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . .


NO!



Shane just gets his shoulder up, leaving Sydal a little shocked. He pulls himself back up to his knees and looks disappointed while Kenny makes his way back up to his feet, and Sydal sees it. He also gets back up as Dykstra then runs at him, but Sydal ducks his head as Kenny runs through and stops himself at the ropes. Sydal then runs at him, but Kenny lifts him over his shoulder and lands on his feet on the apron. Kenny turns round and ducks a right from Sydal, then leaps up and nails him with a DROPKICK, SENDING SYDAL OFF THE APRON DOWN TO THE FLOOR. . . . . Dykstra stands back up with a big smile on his face, and Chavo is also making his way back up behind him.


Kenny then turns round, still with the grin until he sees Chavo getting up. He runs at Guerrero, but the Mexican surprises him by connecting with a SPINNING HEAD SCISSORS TAKEDOWN. . . . . The crowd cheer that, and both men get back up fairly quickly with Chavo grabbing Kenny’s wrist and trying for an irish whip only for Dykstra to reverse it. And as Chavo comes back off the ropes, he slides through the champion’s legs with Dykstra quickly turning round as Chavo stands back up and plants him with A THUNDEROUS JUMPING TORNADO DDT. . . . . A big pop breaks out as Chavo rushes across the mat to go for a cover on Dykstra with the ref making the count. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . . 3?


. . . . .


NO. . . . . SO CLOSE!!!



Chavo sits back up and looks slightly frustrated before shrugging it off and standing back up. He then reaches down and pulls Kenny back up, pulling his head under his arm and lifting him vertically up in to the air, then falling back for a suplex. Chavo keeps hold of the grip and swings his hips to stand back up and hit another suplex. Again he holds on to Kenny’s trunks and stands back up to complete a third suplex for THE THREE AMIGO’S. . . . . The crowd erupts with cheers as Chavo stands back up and walks in to the corner. As he climbs to the top rope, Sydal stands back up on the apron and walks over to Chavo, then pushes him off the top and down to the floor below.


Sydal then climbs up on to the top rope with Kenny lying down in front of him, then leaps up in to the Florida sky, looking to connect with a SHOOTING STAR PRESS. . . . . Sydal comes down out of the air, but Dykstra rolls to the side, away from the corner. The defending champion slowly makes his way back up to a vertical base, as does Michael Shane. Dykstra turns round and sees Shane in front of him, with the two rivals then furiously throwing right hands at each other. The champ looks on top as he lands two in a row, but as he goes for a third, Shane blocks it and pulls him in for a NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


KICK OUT!



A frustrated Shane stands back up as Kenny rolls on to his side. Shane has a determined look on his face as he walks in to the corner and starts tuning up the band, getting a mixed reception from the crowd. Dykstra slowly makes his way back up to his feet, and Sydal does the same close by the opposite corner to Shane, who continues to stomp his foot aggressively in to the mat. He looks ready to explode as Kenny stands up and turns round, and that sets Shane racing out of the corner, looking for the SUPER KICK. . . . . BUT AS KENNY SIDESTEPS IT, SYDAL WALKS RIGHT IN TO IT. . . . . Sydal drops right down to the mat with Shane looking shocked, but Dykstra spins him right round, grabbing him by the head and planting him with a ROLLING CUTTER. . . . . Boos ring out as Kenny scurries across the mat to cover Shane with the ref counting the fall. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . .


. . . . . 3?


NO!



Somehow, Shane got his shoulder up, leaving Kenny absolutely stunned. He sits up and stares in horror at the referee while the crowd cheer, but he then sees Sydal laid out too and crawls across to try his luck with a cover on him. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . .


SHOULDER UP!



Sydal’s kick out leaves Kenny furious, but the hot headed champion stands back up and walks in to the corner, climbing to the top rope, but he doesn’t see Chavo standing back up behind him. The Mexican star climbs back up on to the apron and pushes Kenny down to the mat with the champ landing on his side. Chavo climbs back through the ropes as he sees Sydal squirming. He walks up to him and drags him back up to his feet, then stomps him hard in the gut before pulling him in to position for a BRAINBUSTER. . . . . Guerrero lifts him up in to the air, but before he can hit it, Sydal starts wriggling round and is able to escape down Chavo’s back. The shocked Chavo turns back round in to an explosive Sydal who sets the crowd off with a HURRICANRANA. . . . . The ref drops to his knees to make the count as Sydal holds on to Chavo’s legs for dear life. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . .


SO CLOSE!



Chavo kicks off with Sydal just rolling back. Both men make their way back up in quick time, and again it’s Sydal who takes control, connecting with a FEINT ENZIGURI IN TO A HEAD SCISSORS TAKE DOWN. . . . . The crowd cheer once again as the momentum takes Chavo rolling towards the ropes. Sydal stands back up and sees Dykstra getting back to his knees, so he walks across and tries to pull him back up, but the champ pushes him away. Sydal walks back over as Kenny stands up and delivers a hard kick to the gut. Kenny looks intense as hell as he grabs Sydal by the head, setting him up for a ROLLING CUTTER. . . . .


He stares in to the crowd for a couple of seconds as they boo him, giving Sydal the chance to push him back in to the ropes. And as Kenny comes back off the ropes, SYDAL NAILS HIM WITH ONE HELL OF AN ENZIGURI TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD. . . . . Dykstra falls in a heap, down to the mat as Sydal rushes back up to his feet and in to the corner, climbing to the top rope with Dykstra lying in front of him on the mat. The crowd are on their feet as SYDAL LEAPS UP IN TO THE AIR AND CONNECTS WITH THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS. . . . . Huge cheers ring out as Sydal reaches to the side and hooks the champs’ leg for a cover. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . . 3?


. . . . . CHAVO RUNS ACROSS THE MAT AND BREAKS IT UP WITH AN AXE HANDLE TO THE BACK OF SYDAL



Sydal rolls off Dykstra’s chest and next to the ropes with Chavo standing up and kicking him under the bottom rope to the outside. The Mexican Warrior then climbs up to the top rope with the crowd cheering again, just as Shane makes his way back up to his knees. Chavo points to the ceiling before JUMPING OFF THE TOP FOR THE FROG SPLASH. . . . . BUT KENNY GETS HIS KNEES UP. . . . . Chavo jumps up and down clutching his stomach, not falling to the mat as Shane stands up, NAILING CHAVO AS HE TURNS ROUND WITH A SUPER KICK. . . . . The crowd can’t believe it and boo as Shane drops to the mat and hooks both legs for a cover. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . .


. . . . .

. . . . . 3.


NEW CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION!!!



WINNER: By pinfall, and new WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Michael Shane @ 13.52.


AFTERMATH: “Waiting in the Wings” hits and he stands up with a look of surprise on his face as the referee then collects the belt and passes it over to the new Cruiserweight Champion. He practically snatches it out of his hands and raises it in the air with a big smug grin on his face as the crowd boo the new champ. He walks over to the ropes and places his left foot on the bottom rope before standing up on it and lifting the belt high up in to the air. Shane then turns round laughing as he leaves the ring with Dykstra sitting up and looking confused, as does Sydal as he drags himself to his knees by the apron on the outside. The new champ turns back and poses with the belt before turning back to walk backstage.


Michael Cole: Wow, I didn’t see that coming Coach

The Coach: Neither did I, but that’s what’s great about matches like these Michael, you don’t see things coming. . . I didn’t expect Michael Shane to be walking out of here as the Cruiserweight Champion, but all that matters Michael is that he is


***VIDEO PROMO***

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2008 WWE HALL OF FAME




The show started with Todd Grisham thanking for everyone for coming and hoping that they were all going to enjoy Wrestlemania weekend. The first inductee was The Rock, inducted by his father Rocky Johnson. The Rock played down chants of “one more match” by saying it’s time for other superstars time to shine, but he gave the fans a little entertainment with some vintage Rocky catchphrases.

Next up came Harry Smith and his mother, Diana to induct “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith. Harry said his father was his hero and he’s so proud that he has the chance to be doing what his dad loved. The Iron Sheik was out after the break to induct Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. The Dragon was very thankful and said it was one of the greatest nights of his life.

Jerry Lawler made his way to the stage after the commercial to induct “The Macho Man” Randy Savage. Randy said that he’s had problems over the years with certain people and that it was a true honour to be inducted in to the Hall of Fame after enjoying a great career. Ted DiBiase Jr walked out to the stage to his dad’s legendary music to induct his father. He said that his dad was the true villain of the WWE and that it was a huge honour to be inducting his father, “The Million Dollar Man”. Ted Sr came out and hugged his son in an emotional exchange. He said that being inducted into the Hall of Fame was better than the World Championship before saying that he hopes some day he will be returning the favour and inducting his son in to the Hall of Fame.

Bret Hart came out after the break to induct his late brother, Owen. He said that Owen was one of the true greats in and out of the ring, calling him not just his brother, but his best friend. It went down very well with the fans in attendance. After the next break, Vince McMahon walked out to a very strong mixed reception and said he had the pleasure of inducting “Stonecold” Steve Austin. Vince said that working with Austin had been a very mixed experience but it was the defining moment in the history of the WWE. Austin walked out and hugged Vince before teasing a Stonecold Stunner. He said that he’s very grateful to be inducted in to the list of great names and that he is looking forward to watching Wrestlemania tomorrow night with a Steveweiser.

To finish the show, Arn Anderson inducted the man he called the greatest of all time, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Flair got a great reception and said that he honestly didn’t expect to be inducted this year, but he thanked everyone for a great honour before promising to give everyone one more Wrestlemania memory with Evolution tomorrow night. The rest of the inductees and their families came out to the stage with streamers and balloons coming down to end the show.



***CUT BACKSTAGE***


Todd Grisham is standing by

Todd Grisham: Ladies and gentleman, please welcome the WWE Champion, Randy Orton

Orton walks in to the shot, looking very serious indeed

***MAJOR HEAT***

Todd Grisham:
Randy, later on tonight you will be defending the WWE Championship against both John Cena & Kane. . . I have to ask you, how are you feeling right now?

Randy Orton: Todd. . . everyone including you wants me to say I’m nervous, I’m not feeling confident, but the simple face is that I am. . . I am because I’m the guy going in to tonight with the gold firmly strapped around my waist, and as I’ve said for the last six, seven weeks, or however long it’s been, I guarantee I will be the man walking out with it. . .

***HEAT***

Randy Orton:
. . . It’s funny we just saw the Hall of Fame highlights Todd, because tonight will be my crowning glory, the night that will go down in memory as the moment Randy Orton beat two of the most dominant superstars of his time and walked out of Wrestlemania, still the WWE champion. . .

***HEAT***

Randy Orton:
. . . It will the landmark performance, the defining chapter of the legacy I will leave behind. . . but the best thing is Todd, this legacy hasn’t even finished, hell it’s not even started. I’ve had people doubt me since day one, but for the last six months, I’ve single handedly carried Raw and this title to new heights, heights not reached by so called legends and now Hall of Famers. . . Let me tell you something Todd, I’m not going to earn my Hall of Fame place by drinking beer, driving beer trucks, raising my eyebrow and making goofy catchphrases, I’m gonna do it the way I was brought up to, by a legitimate Hall of Famer, my father. . . “Cowboy” Bob Orton. . . Tonight I’m gonna go down to that ring and prove to everyone that I am the real deal, not some beer swilling idiot or failed movie star, I am the Legend Killer and the greatest superstar ever to have graced this ring because it is my destiny, and the best thing is no one, and I mean no one can stop me

***HEAT***

Orton walks out of the shot looking very serious and confident


***VIDEO RECAP***

  • Back to the Survivor Series & Jeff Hardy retaining the Intercontinental Championship in a elimination match, only for CM Punk to enter the ring and turn on his partner, hitting the GTS
  • The next night on Raw and CM Punk bringing up Jeff’s history for illegal substances
  • Jeff meeting Sunny backstage and flirting at the Raw anniversary show
  • Punk jumping Jeff in the parking lot after Raw, putting him on the shelf for a couple of weeks
  • Punk criticising a father and his son on the front row at Raw for being Jeff fans. Sunny coming to Jeff’s aid and defending him
  • The Royal Rumble, and Sunny screwing Jeff over, hitting him with the belt to give Punk the win and the title
  • Jeff returning to Raw after several weeks out and attacking Punk backstage in a set up by Eric Bischoff
  • A week later, Bischoff telling Punk he would be defending the Intercontinental Championship in an I Quit match at Wrestlemania against Jeff
  • Punk luring Jeff out in to the parking lot, setting him up for Colt Cabana to make his debut by helping Punk attack Jeff
  • Last week on Raw and Punk running down Jeff, only for Jeff to come down and take him out with the Twist of Fate


***CUT TO RINGSIDE***


Lilian Garcia: This next contest is the I Quit match for the INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP. . .

***MASSIVE POP***

“This Fire Burns” blasts out as a serious looking CM Punk walks out to the stage

Lilian Garcia:
. . . Introducing first, from Chicago, Illinois, weighing in at 221 pounds. . . he is the WWE Intercontinental Champion. . . CM PUNK!

***MAJOR HEAT***

Jim Ross: King, I don’t know how this man can look himself in a mirror at night after what he’s put Jeff Hardy through over the last few months. I just hope that there is some level of justice here tonight

Jerry Lawler: Come on now JR, CM Punk has crossed the lines at time. . .

Jim Ross: . . . You think?

Jerry Lawler: Are you going to let me finish this time JR?! . . . Yes he’s crossed the line at times, but he’s always told the truth about Jeff and his past

Jim Ross: There’s a fine line in this business, and there was no need for him to bring things up from Jeff’s past, but it’s not just that King. He’s lured Jeff in to traps and abused paying fans who come to do nothing more than to watch the show. . . For me that is unforgivable

“No More Words” plays with Jeff Hardy walking out to the stage and setting his pyro off before making his way down to the ring, staring intensely at CM Punk

Lilian Garcia:
And his opponent. . . the challenger, from Cameron, North Carolina, weighing in at 225 pounds. . . JEFF HARDY!

***HUGE POP***

Jerry Lawler: Well maybe while you’re praying for revenge, maybe Jeff can get some of his own

Jim Ross: God knows he deserves it after everything he’s been put through. . . But you know though King, Jeff has impressed me with the way he has stood up to Punk, none more so than last Monday night when he confronted him and showed him that he is in for one hell of a fight right here tonight

Jerry Lawler: Oh it’s going to be a fight JR, trust me

Jim Ross: This won’t be for the feint of heart folks, I suggest looking away if you’re the slightest bit squeamish, because this isn’t going to be pretty


***MATCH #5***



WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
I QUIT MATCH
Jeff Hardy vs. CM Punk (c)


Both men stand in their corners with Jeff looking very aggressively towards Punk. The cocky champion then steps out of his corner and turns to the side with a smug look on his face as he turns to the crowd, but that gives Jeff the chance to run at him and tackle him. Punk falls back to the mat with Jeff on top of him and driving his fist right in to Punk’s forehead several times. Jeff gets off of Punk and the champ also gets back up quickly, but Jeff continues the assault by nailing him with a couple of right hands, knocking him back in to the corner against the pads. The Rainbow Haired Warrior doesn’t stop the attack either as he pounds Punk with right hands and vicious kicks to the stomach, one after another with Punk slumping to the mat.


Jeff stomps on the chest of Punk before pulling him back up to his feet and whipping him in to the opposite corner. Punk hits the pads hard as Jeff the runs in at him and connects with a DIVING LEG LARIAT. . . . . Punk is stunned and can’t defend himself as he slumps down to the mat, sitting against the pads as Jeff the grabs hold of the top rope and uses it to elevate himself and SMASH PUNK IN THE FACE WITH A CORNER AIDED DROPKICK. . . . . Jeff’s boots are driven right in to Punk’s face, who just slumps back even further in to the pads. The fans cheer as Jeff stands back up, pulls his shirt off and throws it in to the crowd. Jeff then turns his attention back to Punk and pulls him up and out of the corner, then whips him towards the ropes, but Punk holds on to the top rope.


Jeff doesn’t even have to think about it as he runs right at him, but Punk lifts his knee up in to Jeff’s face with Jeff then staggering away from the ropes, giving Punk some recovery time. Punk then walks out as Jeff turns round and starts unloading with some vicious stiff kicks to the ribcage and stomach of his bitter rival. With Jeff holding his stomach in pain, Punk drags Jeff by the head and places it between his legs before grabbing his both arms to lift him up in to the air and bring him back down with a bang with a DOUBLE UNDERHOOK BACK BREAKER. . . . . Punk’s knees drive their way in to Jeff’s back as the former Intercontinental Champion then falls to the deck and looks in some pain as Punk sits back up and grabs Jeff by the head to level him with a series of his own right hands to the skull.


Punk then stands back up with a very smug look on his face, getting booed by the Orlando fans, but it just spurs the champ on even more. He reaches down and pulls Jeff back up by his head, and holds on to the head as he then drives his knee in to Jeff’s face a couple of times, then lets go of his head to whip him in to the ropes. As Jeff hits the ropes and starts to make his way back over, Punk races at him and NAILS HIM WITH A CHARGING HIGH KNEE STRIKE. . . . . Punk smirks as he sees Jeff rolling around on the mat, and the champ coolly walks over to collect a microphone. He then walks back over to Jeff and tells him to do the smart thing before things get a whole lot worse, telling him he’s not even started yet, but as he puts the microphone to Jeff’s mouth, the challenger tells him there’s no chance.


Punk takes it quite well and tells Jeff to remember that he was warned, then drops the mic and pulls Jeff back up to his feet. But as Jeff gets to his knees, he reaches up and punches Punk in the stomach, and again. Punk drops his head as Jeff then grabs the microphone from by his side, stands up and smashes it in to Punk’s head to a big pop from the sell-out crowd. Punk drops to his knees and it looks like the lights are nearly out, but Jeff doesn’t waste a second as he pulls Punk back up to his feet, stomps him in the chest and then pulls his head in to position for a suplex. Jeff then lifts Punk up in to the sky, but instead of falling back, he drops Punk forward and sits down himself for a SIT DOWN FRONT SUPLEX. . . . .


That gets a pop, and as Jeff stands back up, he runs to the side and in to the ropes, and as he comes back, he HITS PUNK RIGHT IN THE SIDE WITH A HORIZONTAL BASEBALL SLIDE. . . . . Punk rolls on to his back and winces in pain as Jeff stands back up and then walks over to pick up the microphone. He says that Punk doesn’t look so cocky right now and that maybe he knows now he’s in a fight. He bends down to Punk’s face and asks him if he’s going to give it up, but Punk tells Jeff to go to the back and find something to smoke. Jeff loses it and drops the microphone before dragging Punk back up to his feet and then turns back to run in to the ropes, but as he comes back, Punk jumps up and connects with a SPINNING WHEEL KICK. . . . .


Punk remains on the mat with Jeff as he feels the effects of the match so far, but it doesn’t take him too long before both men make their way back up to their feet. Punk aims to strike first, swinging his boot up in to the air towards Jeff’s head, but Hardy ducks it and runs in to the corner with Punk turning round and following as Jeff runs up the ropes and comes down with THE WHISPER IN THE WIND. . . . . The crowd enjoy that, and as Jeff stands back up, he sees Punk also getting back up. He urges Jeff to get up, and as soon as Punk stands up, Jeff kicks him in the chest, grabs him by the head and plants him with A SIT OUT JAWBREAKER. . . . . A big pop breaks out from the crowd as Jeff takes the hurting to his bitter enemy.


The Charismatic Enigma then stands back up and walks over to the ropes, then climbs through them to jump down to the floor below. He reaches under the apron and pulls out a chair, then tosses it over the top rope and in to the ring, but he’s not done as he goes back under the ring and drags out a ladder to a massive pop from the crowd. Jeff slides his favourite toy in to the ring and climbs back in himself, picking up the ladder and stands it up in the corner as Punk gets up to his knees. With the ladder now set up, Jeff turns round and walks over to Punk, pulls him up from his knees and tries to whip him in to the corner, but Punk reverses it, AND JEFF IS SENT CRASHING IN TO THE LADDER. . . . .


Jeff’s face crashes into the ladder as Punk drops back to his knees for a couple of seconds with Jeff falling backwards to the mat. Punk stands back up and walks on to the corner, grabs the ladder and brings it crashing down on Jeff with it falling right across his body, from head to toe. Punk grins sadistically for a split second before turning back in to the corner and using the ropes to help him HIT A SPLIT LEG MOONSAULT ON TO JEFF AND THE LADDER. . . . . Both men roll around on the mat as Punk holds his chest while Jeff pushes the ladder off his chest and winces in pain. Both men remain down for a while, but it’s Punk who makes his way back up and sees the chair Jeff threw in. He bends down and picks it up, but he then sees the ladder lying on the mat, and tosses the chair back to the outside.


He then picks up the ladder as Jeff makes his way back up to his knees, and as he is able to stand up, Punk is lying in wait, and as Jeff turns round, PUNK SMASHES THE LADDER RIGHT IN TO JEFF’S FACE. . . . . Jeff just falls in a heap to the mat as the crowd boo Punk and show their concern for Jeff with the camera zooming in on them. Punk drops the ladder to the mat, now looking really smug as he raises his arms in to the air, getting even more heat from the fans. He then drops them back down and bends down to pull Jeff back up to his feet, and Jeff looks like he can’t support himself as Punk then lifts him up on to his shoulders and BRINGS JEFF’S HEAD CRASHING DOWN ON TO HIS KNEE FOR THE GTS. . . . . IT’S GOT TO BE OVER. . . . .


Boos ring out as a smug Punk gestures that it’s all done as he asks for the microphone, and the referee passes it to him. He drops to his knees and tells Jeff to put all his fans out of their misery and do the right thing in quitting before things get ten times worse and he beats him like the addict that he is. Boos ring out as Punk puts the microphone to Jeff’s mouth, but all we can hear is heavy breathing. Punk tells Jeff he’ll have to be clearer and asks him to say it again, but Jeff slurs the words “Go to hell”. Punk just grins and says “fine” as he calmly gives the microphone back to the referee, then reaches down and pulls Jeff back up to his feet. Jeff looks dead on his feet again as Punk then lifts him back on to his shoulders for another GTS. . . . .


Punk looks real confident as he holds Jeff up for a couple of seconds, but Hardy fights it, leaving Punk stunned as he then finds his way down Punk’s back. The shocked champion turns round to face Jeff, who nails him with a LEG FEED SPINNING MULE KICK. . . . . A huge pop rings out as both men slowly make their way back up to their feet. Punk swings a right at Jeff, but he ducks underneath it, and as Punk turns round, Jeff kicks him in the gut, pulls Punk’s head next to his arm and plants him with A SNAP DDT. . . . . Another big pop breaks out as Punk’s head is driven in to the canvas, but Jeff stays down for several seconds too as he recovers from the ladder shot and GTS.


Jeff makes his way back up to his feet, still looking sore as Punk also starts to make progress, crawling up on to his knees as Jeff then lies in wait, urging him back up. Jeff lifts both his hands in the air, reminiscent of his brother as Punk then stands up and turns round in to a kick to the gut with Jeff then pulling him in to place for THE TWIST OF FATE. . . . . The fans go crazy as Jeff shouts out, but Punk breaks their hearts, as well as Jeff’s as he pulls his head back and pushes Jeff in to the ropes, and as Jeff is about to bounce back off the ropes, Punk runs right at him and NAILS HIM IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD WITH AN ENZIGURI. . . . . Jeff just falls through the ropes to the floor below as Punk stands back up by the ropes with a big smile on his face with the crowd booing him.


As Jeff starts to make his way back up, Punk turns back and runs the ropes, races back and fails to see Jeff picking up the steel chair Punk threw out earlier. As Punk then DIVES THROUGH THE ROPES AT HIM, JEFF SMASHES THE CHAIR RIGHT IN TO THE SKULL OF THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION. . . . . The crowd love it and cheer like crazy as Jeff lets go of the chair and takes a couple of seconds to steady himself while Punk just lies in a heap on the mat, next to the chair with an imprint of his head on it. Jeff shakes off the cobwebs and walks back to the apron and asks for the referee to give him the microphone, which he does. Jeff then walks back to Punk and crouches down, then yells at him to quit and end it now before he makes him do something he will regret.


He puts the microphone next to Punk’s mouth, but there’s no response, Punk looks out of it from the chair shot. Jeff pulls him back up to his feet and drops the mic to floor at the same time, then whips Punk right in to the steel ringpost, face first. Punk slumps down the post with his face resting against it as Jeff looks to the side and sees the steel chair. He has a good look at it for a couple of seconds before picking it up and walking over to the post where HE SMASHES IT AGAINST THE BACK OF PUNK’S HEAD WITH PUNK’S FACE BEING CRUSHED IN TO THE RING POST. . . . . The fans go crazy yet again as Punk slumps down it and lies motionless on the arena floor as Jeff looks totally taken over by the devil.


The challenger lets go of the chair and walks back over to collect the microphone, then strolls back across next to Punk’s fallen body. He crouches down and tells Punk that he drove him to this and that there’s more to come if he doesn’t quit right now. Jeff puts the mic right next to Punk’s mouth, but he’s still not come round and can’t say a damn word. Jeff looks frustrated, but there’s nothing he can do as we see that Punk is now busted open from his forehead. Hardy then seems to lose his rag and lets go of the microphone and drags a deadweight Punk up to his feet and grabs him around the back of the neck and the top of his trunks to toss him right in to the barricade, head first.


Punk is taking one hell of a battering now from Jeff as he walks across and starts stomping uncontrollably on the back of Punk’s head, but the referee doesn’t like the look of it and he climbs through the ropes to the outside and steps in between of Jeff and Punk’s body. He orders Jeff to step back, which he reluctantly does as the ref drops to his knees and tries to talk him, asking Punk if he can hear him, and eventually Punk is able to show some movement, lifting his head up off the floor. The ref looks relieved and stands back up, as Punk too starts to try and sit up. The ref talks to Jeff for a few seconds before The Rainbow Haired Warrior then walks back over to Punk, but as he reaches down to pull him up, Punk beats him the chase by reaching forward and dragging Jeff back and in to the barricade, hitting it head first.


Jeff falls to the floor as Punk sits up with blood pouring from his head and starts to crawl towards the apron. He puts his head under it and he disappears for a couple of seconds before he remerges with a fire extinguisher in his hands. He stands up with boos ringing out as he then slowly walks towards Jeff as he gets to his knees, and as Punk raises the fire extinguisher above his head to bring it crashing down, Jeff low blows him. Punk drops to his knees and then down to the floor as he drops the extinguisher down too with the crowd cheering like mad. Jeff then grabs hold of the extinguisher as he slowly stands back up, and as Punk makes his way back on to his knees, JEFF AIMS THE HOSE AT HIM AND LETS RIP WITH PUNK GETTING BLASTED RIGHT IN THE FACE. . . . .


Big cheers ring out as Punk rolls around the floor with Jeff seeming to enjoy it. He then drops the extinguisher to the floor, walks round to pick up the microphone and places it back on the apron. Jeff then turns his attention back to his opponent as he makes his way back over to the battered Punk and pulls him back up to his feet, drags him to the apron and rolls him back in under the bottom rope. Jeff then turns back and picks up the steel chair with Punk’s head imprinted on it and slides back in the ring with it firmly in hand. Punk sits up and drags himself back with Jeff walking up to him, holding the chair with dangerous intent. Jeff walks over with evil intentions as Punk looks very worried, pulling himself back, but Jeff catches him up and stands right in front of Punk, raising the chair above his head, but Punk reaches up and punches Jeff in the chest.


Punk then stands up and kicks Jeff in the chest with a real stiff shot, then steals the chair away from him and SMASHES HIM RIGHT IN THE SKULL. . . . . Jeff just plummets to the mat, falling to the side and then on to his back as Punk looks down at him with a very serious look on his face. He then raises the chair up in the air and brings it crashing down on the back of Jeff Hardy, but he doesn’t stop there. Punk seems to lose it as he unloads with another shot to the back, and another, then two more. The fans boo as Jeff seems motionless while Punk just drops the chair by Jeff’s head, then kneels down and places the chair under Jeff’s head. He stands back up and stares in to the crowd before looking down and staring at Jeff for a couple of seconds before stamping on Jeff’s head, banging it in to the chair.


The fans look in shock, but Punk doesn’t bat an eyelid as he reaches down and drags Jeff back up to his feet, but as he lets go of him, Jeff just falls back down to the mat. Punk looks a little shocked, as does the referee, but Punk tries once again as he pulls Jeff up to his feet, and as he lets go again, Jeff just drops to the mat once again, he’s helpless. Punk just laughs this time, and he reaches down once again, but the referee walks up to him to try and get him away from Jeff, but Punk just pushes him to the side. He drags Jeff back up and lifts him on to his shoulders and then BRINGS JEFF’S HEAD DOWN ON TO HIS KNEE FOR THE GTS. . . . . The fans boo as Jeff lies helplessly on the mat while Punk just smirks. The referee rushes back across the mat and drops down to check on Jeff. He looks worried and calls for the bell, then EMT’s. . . . . DING. . . DING. . . DING.


WINNER: By stoppage, and still WWE Intercontinental Champion, CM Punk @ 16.37.


AFTERMATH: Punk looks stunned at the referee as he calls for the EMT’s to come down when “This Fire Burns” hits. The EMT’s arrive quickly and the referee stands up to keep Punk away from Jeff. Punk looks a little disappointed, but then turns back to look at Jeff receiving treatment, then smiles before leaving the ring and collecting his title belt to heat from the crowd. He walks back up the ramp with a big smile on his face as he stares down at the EMT’s trying to help a still motionless Jeff Hardy.


Jerry Lawler: That really wasn’t pretty was it JR?

Jim Ross: It certainly wasn’t, I just hope that Jeff is going to be okay. It just sickens me that CM Punk looks to be enjoying what he’s just done. . . He sure is one despicable individual


***CUT BACKSTAGE***


Eric Bischoff is walking down the corridor and looking at the doors that he passes. He comes to one and stops, then turns round to face it with the name “The McMahon’s” on it. He grabs the handle and opens the door, walking in as Vince, Shane & JBL are pacing around the room in their ring gear.

Vince McMahon: You ever heard of knocking Eric?

Eric Bischoff: Let’s cut right to the chase. This is a busy night and I heard you wanted to see me, so let’s get this wrapped up quick. . . What do you want?

Vince McMahon: There’s no need for hostility Eric, we’ve put all that behind us. . . well I have

Eric Bischoff: Is there a point to this?

Vince McMahon: Look Eric, we were just concerned about you and wanted to see how you were doing since. . . well you know. . . Triple H made a mess of your eye there

Eric Bischoff: I should have known. . . Vince, let me tell you straight. . . I’m not getting drawn in to this. If you think you can manipulate me in to thinking Triple H hit me intentionally, you’re wasting your time

Bischoff goes to turn round, but Vince grabs his arm and pulls him back. Bischoff doesn’t seem to appreciate it as he gives Vince the evils

Vince McMahon: I’m sorry. . . But Eric, do you seriously think for one minute what Triple H did was an accident? I know him better than anyone, he’s devious. . . Look what he did to me with Hornswoggle and John here. He kept the fact he was my son from me for his own sick personal gain. . . I seriously advise you not to trust him

Eric Bischoff: And you had to tell me this now? . . . I wonder why that is. . . Not that it’s any of your business, but I spoke to Triple H earlier, and yes I believe it was an accident, and if you’ve got a problem with that, then that’s your concern, not mine. . . Now if you don’t mind, I’ve got. . .

JBL walks over to the door and stands in front of it

JBL: Need I remind you Eric, six days ago your head was scrambled like an Orlando resident attempting to solve a word jumble. . . And Eric, let me ask you who was responsible for that? . . . Whose selfish and thoughtless actions made you resemble an uneducated low life like the people you’ve got filling those seats out there tonight? . . . That’s right, it’s the man who deprived me of getting to know my biological father a whole lot sooner. . . Well let me. . .

Shane walks over to them

Shane McMahon: . . . John, save some of that for the match

JBL looks Bischoff in the eyes for a couple of seconds before walking away with Bischoff looking very pissed

Eric Bischoff: Look. . .

Shane blocks the door off and looks back at JBL as he talks

Shane McMahon: Let’s give Eric some credit, he doesn’t need reminding of the fact that the selfish, egotistical, sell his own grandmother for his own benefit, Triple H, a man he has history with, apparently hit him with a steel chair for no reason. . .

Shane then turns his head to face Bischoff

Shane McMahon: That’s if it was for no reason Eric

Bischoff looks really angry as The McMahon’s all look towards him as he turns back and faces the room

Eric Bischoff: What do you take me for? . . . What happened with Triple H is for me to deal with, not you, and I suggest that you deal with the fact that you have to face Evolution tonight instead of trying to play stupid mind games

Bischoff walks past Shane and to the door, then looks back as he grabs the handle

Eric Bischoff: I’ve said all I have to so I bid you good night. . . Oh and good luck in your match. . . You might just need it

Vince & JBL look pissed, but Shane takes it on the chin

Shane McMahon: I told you it wouldn’t work

Vince McMahon: SHUT UPPPPP!

Shane takes his dad’s advice and sits back down as they all look glum as the camera fades out.


***CUT TO RINGSIDE***


Justin Roberts: This next contest is scheduled for one fall, and it is for the WWE AND WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS. . .

***POP***

Justin Roberts: In this contest, the winning team will win the titles from the brand of the opponent that they defeat. . . However if the either of the two champions defeat the non champions from their own brand, they will only retain their tag team titles

“Ain’t No Make Believe” plays as John Morrison & The Miz make their way out to the stage, posing and looking very confident

Justin Roberts: . . . Introducing first, at a combined weight of 450 pounds. . . representing Raw, the team of, JOHN MORRISON AND THE MIZ!

***HEAT***

Michael Cole: How glad are you to have these two guys on Raw?

Jim Ross: Oh it’s a real pleasure!

The Coach: What is it with all of you? Can’t you recognise the unbelievable talent these guys have? . . . It’s going to be a crying shame when this very talented team win tonight and bring gold back to Smackdown where they’ll be appreciated

Jim Ross: Well Coach, you bring up a good point. They might end up back on Smackdown if they beat either The UK Pack or The Pitbulls, but they have to win the match first

The Coach: Oh they will JR, trust me

“Kash Money” blasts out as the intense duo of Jamie Noble & Kid Kash walk down to the ring

Justin Roberts:
At a combined weight of 404 pounds. . . representing Smackdown, Kid Kash and Jamie Noble. . . THE PITBULLS!

***HEAT***

Jerry Lawler: Well what about these guys? They’re as tough as two. . . well Pitbulls!

The Coach: Real funny King, why don’t you go stand outside the Burger King round the corner while we call this match?

Jerry Lawler: I’m sorry Coach, do you want me to pull those undies of yours out of a twist?!

Jim Ross: Gentleman, please, we’re about to see two titles defended any moment, can you forget about undies for just a little while longer?

Jerry Lawler: Alright JR

The Coach: Whatever

“Britannia” hits with Paul Burchill & Harry Smith walking out in to the open air stadium looking pretty relaxed

Justin Roberts:
And from the United Kingdom, at a combined weight of 507 pounds. . . representing Smackdown, they are the WWE Tag Team Champions. . . Harry Smith and Paul Burchill. . . THE UK PACK!

***POP***

Jim Ross: I have to say that I have been very impressed by the impact these two young English superstars have had on Smackdown since becoming the tag team champions. . . They’re big, they’re strong, they’re quick. . . they have everything you need to be successful here in the WWE. . . I really like their chances tonight

Michael Cole: As do I JR, they are by far the biggest and strongest team in this match, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they emerge from this match with both sets of titles

Jerry Lawler: Woah, hold your horses Michael, the match hasn’t even started yet. . .

“Rocker” blasts out as Paul London & Brian Kendrick race down to the ring

Justin Roberts: And finally, at a combined weight of 389 pounds. . . representing Raw, they are the World Tag Team Champions. . . BRIAN KENDRICK AND PAUL LONDON!

***POP***

Jerry Lawler: Don’t write these guys out Cole, you should know all too well what they can do

Michael Cole: Oh absolutely King, I’ve had the privilege of calling a lot of their matches in the past on Smackdown, and I believe that they have a great chance of leaving here tonight victorious, but the one time they went up against The UK Pack on Raw a couple of weeks back. . . it was Smackdown’s champions that won the match, and that could quite easily happen again tonight

Jim Ross: Well that’s what we’re about to find out gentleman


***MATCH #6***



WWE & WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Paul London & Brian Kendrick (c) vs. John Morrison & The Miz
vs. The UK Pack (c) vs. The Pitbulls


John Morrison enters the ring, volunteering himself to start the match, and Brian Kendrick is quick to take his place as the other legal man while the others climb through the ropes to the apron. The bell rings and Kendrick doesn’t waste a second as he runs at Morrison, then throws a succession of right hands at him, knocking him back in to the corner and then whipping him in to the opposite corner. He doesn’t wait either as he charges right in at Morrison and hits a back flip dropkick, getting a pop from the crowd. Kendrick’s flip takes him out of the corner, and Morrison follows him in to a snap mare from Kendrick, who then takes a big swipe at the spine of Morrison with the thud ringing out around ringside. Morrison rolls on to his side as Kendrick turns back in to the ropes, runs back and SLIDE KICKS MORRISON IN THE FACE. . . . . Kendrick readjusts his position and grabs Morrison’s legs for a cover. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


NO!!!



Morrison kicks out and Kendrick gets right back up to continue the pressure, then reaches down and drags him back up to his feet. He then turns back in to the ropes again, but as he runs back, Morrison lifts and pushes Kendrick up in to the air, then watches as Kendrick falls out of sky and down to the mat, flat on his face. Morrison reaches down and turns Kendrick on to his side, then drives his knee in to his chest, and then again. Kendrick looks to be suffering as Morrison then pulls him back up to his feet to whip him in to the corner, right by The Miz. The Shaman of Sexy then runs in at Kendrick and nails him with a STEP UP ENZIGURI. . . . . Kendrick just falls flat to the mat with Morrison grinning as he makes the tag to his partner, with The Miz rushing in through the ropes and turning Kendrick over to go for a cover. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


NO!!!



Kendrick just lifts his shoulder up as a focused looking Miz picks himself back up and stomps on the chest of Kendrick before kneeling down and dragging him back up to his feet. Kendrick looks groggy as Miz laughs at him for a couple of seconds before going for a DISCUS PUNCH. . . . . The time wasting haunts The Miz as Kendrick ducks the right hand and then lifts his head back up to jump up and shock him with a HURRICANRANA TAKEDOWN. . . . . The crowd cheer as both men fall to the mat, but Kendrick scurries across the mat to make the tag to Harry Smith as Miz stands back up. Smith steps through the ropes and charges at Miz, knocking him down with a clothesline, but The Miz gets right back up, only for Smith to slam him down with a hard scoop slam.


Miz arches his back as he hits the mat, but Smith isn’t in forgiving mood as he turns him on to his back and applies a HIGH ANGLE BOSTON CRAB. . . . . The Miz screams out in agony as Smith puts the pressure on The Chick Magnet, trying to get him to tap out as he wrenches away at him. The Miz looks to be going nowhere as we see just how determined Smith is by the look on his face, desperately trying to end it by making The Miz to tap, but the reality star starts to crawl towards the ropes, getting closer, but not within touching distance as Morrison panics on the apron.


He comes to the rescue, rushing in and kicking smith in the side of the head. The referee is furious and yells at Morrison to get back on the apron, which he does. The Miz looks to be relieved that the hold is broken as he crawls towards the ropes, using them to help himself up as Smith makes his way back up to his knees. Just as The Miz is able to get back up to his feet, Smith looks close to getting up too, frustrating The Miz, who runs at Smith, but the Brit reacts quickly by slamming him down to the mat with a SPINNING POWERSLAM. . . . . Smith holds on to Miz’s legs as he tries for a cover with the ref counting the fall. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


NO!!!



The Miz kicks out and Smith stands back up straight away, but instead of picking The Miz back up, he walks in to his corner and makes the tag to Paul Burchill. The other half of the WWE Tag Team Champions climbs through the ropes and walks over to The Miz, pulls him up to his feet and whips him in to the ropes. As The Miz bounces back off the ropes, Burchill grabs him around the upper chest and tosses him behind with an OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX. . . . . Morrison panics and puts one leg through the ropes when Burchill spots him, stopping Morrison from entering the ring. Burchill stares at him as he stands up, then turns his attention back to The Miz, pulling him up from his knees and sending him right back down again as he drives him down to the mat with a FALLING NECKBREAKER. . . . . Burchill turns himself round on the mat as he goes for a cover. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


NO!!!



The Miz saves himself by lifting his shoulder of the canvas, and Burchill gets right back up and steps back in to the ropes with Paul London slapping his back for a tag. Burchill turns round in shock as London climbs to the top rope with the ref then telling Burchill to leave the ring. As Burchill then walks back in to his corner, London stands up on the top rope, only for Kid Kash to walk round the apron to distract him. Morrison sees an opportunity as he walks round the other side of the apron and pushes London down to the mat. The Miz doesn’t seem to know where he is as he crawls across the mat with Kash screaming out for a tag, and he gets it. He races in to the ring and kicks London square in the head.


He then reaches down and pulls London up to his knees, then runs past him in to the ropes as London stands up with KASH SPRING BOARDING TO HIT LONDON WITH A FRONT FLIP DROPKICK TO THE BACK. . . . . London is sent back to the mat as The Miz stands up and walks over to his own corner while Kash gets back up to his feet. He walks round to London’s feet and grabs his legs to lock in THE KASH ON DELIVERY (HIGH ANGLE BOSTON CRAB). . . . . London screams out in pain as Kash pulls hard on his leg, putting the pressure on London’s lower back, right in the middle of the ring with nowhere to go.


The agony is clear on the face of Paul London, who sees Kendrick encouraging from the apron, as well as hearing the fans clapping in support. Slowly London is able to drag himself across the mat, causing Kash to panic as the fans get louder in their support, and it seems to help London as a pissed Kid Kash feels his grip lessening as London gets closer to the ropes, dragging himself to the ropes and reaching out to grab the bottom rope to a massive pop from the crowd. The referee tells Kash to let the hold go, but he ignores him until the ref counts to four with Kash then letting go of London. The ref keeps Kash away from London as he slowly uses the ropes to help him make his way back up to his feet, but Kash then shoves the referee to the side as he runs right at London.


The high flyer kicks him in the gut with Kash then walking away from the ropes holding his chest. London takes a couple of seconds to recover before walking towards Kash who turns round and kicks London in the chest. He then grabs London by the head and pulls him in to position for a suplex before grabbing his foot too with his right hand. He stares in to the crowd for a second before lifting London vertically up in to the air and bringing him crashing down to earth with THE MONEY ROLL (LEG HOOK BRAINBUSTER). . . . . London doesn’t look to be moving as Kash holds on and tries to wrap the match up with the referee dropping to his knees and making the count. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


NO!!!



London kicks out and Kash can’t believe it as he sits up and stares in shock at the referee. Kash then turns back and stares at Noble, he too can’t believe it. Kash bangs his hands in to the mat and has a little strop for several seconds before standing back up to his feet. He then crouches back down and pulls London up too, hooking both of his arms for a DOUBLE UNDERHOOK SUPLEX. . . . . Kash takes his time again, trying to wind up the crowd, but it backfires as London pulls his arms free and sweeps Kash’s legs from under him at the same time. London lifts Kash’s legs up and then FLIPS FORWARD, HOLDING ON FOR A COVER. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


NO!!!



Kick out from Kash as both men make their way back up to their feet with Kash grabbing London’s arm and trying for an irish whip. London reverses it, and as Kash comes back off the ropes, London nails him with a DROPSAULT. . . . . London races back up to his feet and LEAPS UP IN TO THE AIR FOR A STANDING SHOOTING STAR PRESS. . . . . BUT NO. . . . . KASH LIFTS HIS KNEES UP IN TO LONDON’S STOMACH. . . . . London rolls down The Notorious K.I.D’s legs and down to the mat with both men crawling towards their respective corners as the crowd try and will London on. They both get close, and as Kash makes the tag to Jamie Noble, London also makes the tag to his partner, Brian Kendrick.

A big pop breaks out as Kendrick races in to the ring, as does Noble with both men charging at each other. Kendrick ducks under Noble’s outstretched arm and runs through in to the ropes, HITTING A SPRINGBOARD BACK ELBOW TO NOBLE AS HE TURNS ROUND. . . . . Cheers break out again as both men get back up, but it’s Kendrick who strikes first with a kick to the gut, and then grabs Noble by the head, pulling it down to his side. He then runs in to the corner and up the ropes to CONNECT WITH THE SLICED BREAD #2. . . . . The crowd erupts as Kendrick scurries round on the mat to turn Noble over and go for a cover. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . .


3? . . . . .


NO!!!



Boos ring out as The Miz enters the ring and kicks Kendrick in the side of the head to break up the count. The referee stands up and has a right good go at Miz, who retreats back to the apron as both Kendrick and Noble crawl across the mat, looking for a tag. Noble doesn’t know where he is going and makes the tag to Harry Smith with Kendrick tagging London back in to the match. Both men step through the ropes and run right at each other with London sliding through Smith’s legs and racing back up to his feet. Smith turns round in to a hard stiff kick to the chest, and London then takes him down to the mat with a LEG SWEEP DDT. . . . . Cheers ring out once again as London turns over and hooks the leg for a cover. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


NO!!!



Smith gets his shoulder up, and London looks shocked, but quickly gets on with things as he gets back up to his feet. He bends down and tries to pull the heavier Smith back up too, but Harry pushes him away. London rushes back, but Smith gets up to his feet by his own accord and drives his boot in to the stomach of Paul London. He then grabs the wincing co holder of the World Tag Team titles and sets him up for a suplex. The son of Davey Boy Smith then replicates his Hall of Fame father by lifting London vertically up in to the air and holding him there for almost ten seconds before bringing him crashing down to the mat with a DELAYED VERTICAL SUPLEX. . . . .


Smith stands back up to a pop from the crowd, but Morrison & The Miz enter the ring. Miz distracts the referee while Morrison walks up from behind Smith and plants him with A REVERSE DDT. . . . . He quickly slips back out, as does The Miz while Burchill tries to get at them, but for the ref stands between Burchill and the smug duo’s corner. He reluctantly walks back over to his corner and stands back on the apron as London starts to crawl across the mat, but Smith also comes round and does the same. London isn’t sure of which direction he’s going in as he makes a tag to Noble, but as Noble steps inside the ring and walks in to the middle, he sees Smith reach up and make the tag to the fired up Paul Burchill.


Noble doesn’t look happy and stands still as Burchill walks towards him. Noble shakes his head and then throws a right at Burchill, but the UK native blocks it and whips Noble back in to the ropes, ducking his head in the process. As Noble comes back though, he sees the ducked head of Burchill and gives it a good kick. Burchill’s head snaps back up, but Noble strikes while the iron is hot as he grabs Burchill’s head and takes him down to the mat with a SWINGING NECKBREAKER. . . . . Noble crawls at speed across to Burchill as he hooks the leg for a cover with the ref making the count. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . .


3? . . . . .


NO!!!



Burchill lifts his shoulder up, and Noble looks gobsmacked, mouth wide open and all. He sits up in absolute shock, but then gets on with things as he stands back up and walks over to Burchill’s legs. He tries to lift them up, but the big Brit kicks him away, with Noble falling back to the mat. Both men make their way back up, but Noble is up first as he swings a wild right at one half of the Smackdown’s champs. Burchill ducks it and grabs Noble around the upper torso, then reacts with speed as he connects with a NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX. . . . . The Chelsea born champion holds on for a cover with the crowd counting in tandem with the referee. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . .


3? . . . . .


ALMOST!!!



Noble just, and I mean, just kicked out of that one. Kash looks like he’s about to have a stroke on the apron, but he takes action as he steps down off the apron and walks over the timekeeper’s table. He grabs one of the title belts and slides it in the ring, towards Noble, unknown to the referee as he watches Burchill stand back up, who also missed it. Kash then slides in the ring himself, kicking Burchill in the back and then walking in to Burchill’s corner, but the referee stops him and tells him to leave the ring. Smith isn’t letting him get off lightly though as he climbs in to the ring and walks over to Kash. He knocks him down to the mat with a right hand and whips him in to the ropes as Noble comes round. But before Kash can bounce off the ropes, Smith runs at him and clotheslines him over the top to the floor below, getting a big pop from the crowd.


The Miz sees a chance as Smith stands by the ropes, and The Chick Magnet enters the ring and runs at Smith as he turns round, but Smith lifts him over the top rope with a back body drop. This angers Morrison who enters the ring and yells at the referee, but London and Kendrick get involved as they enter the ring and deliver a DOUBLE DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF JOHN MORRISON. . . . . THE MOMENTUM CARRIES THE SHAMAN OF SEXY TOWARDS THE ROPES AND IN TO A BACK BODY DROP FROM SMITH. . . . . Morrison joins Kash and The Miz on the outside, but as they try to stand up, London and Kendrick get that look in their eyes as they charge at the ropes with Smith standing to the side as THE HIGH FLYERS DIVE THROUGH THE ROPES AND TAKE ALL THREE MEN DOWN WITH A SUICIDE DIVE. . . . .


A big pop breaks out as all five men hit the floor on the outside with the referee walking over to the ropes and looking at the carnage, but while his back is turned, Noble gets back up to his feet with the title belt in hand. Smith sees it and walks over to him from the side, then drags the belt out of his hands, reminiscent of Saturday Night’s Main Event. Noble is pissed and yells at Smith who sees Burchill standing up behind him, and gestures at Noble to turn round, which he does. Burchill explodes with a thunderous kick to the stomach, and then pulls Noble in to him and NAILS HIM WITH THE C4. . . . . The crowd go crazy as Smith then leaves the ring with the belt in hand as the referee turns round and runs over to make the count. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . .


3? . . . . .


YES. . . . . IT’S OVER!!!



WINNERS: By pinfall, and still WWE Tag Team Champions, The UK Pack @ 16.18.


AFTERMATH: “Britannia” hits to a pop from the crowd as Smith joins Burchill in the ring, hugging him as the referee collects their WWE Tag Team title belts. He brings them over to them and passes them to the champions who raise them up in the air while the other five men remain on the floor by the barricade on the outside. Burchill & Smith walk in to the corners and pose for several seconds before walking back over to each other and hugging again. They then leave the ring and make their way to the back.


Michael Cole: Well it’s a win for Smackdown, it’s just unfortunate that we won’t see Burchill and Smith bring the Raw titles with them to Smackdown this coming week. . . that’s if of course they don’t get drafted tomorrow night

Jim Ross: That would be one hell of a draft for Raw, and that way we would have both champions on our show. . . But ladies and gentlemen, let’s take you back to yesterday when many of our wonderful fans, some of which have travelled around the world had the chance to meet their favourite WWE superstars


***VIDEO PROMO***

We see clips from the WWE Fan Fest yesterday with WWE superstars signing autographs, meeting and greeting fans, as well the fans commenting on how much they’re looking forward to Wrestlemania.


***CUT TO RINGSIDE***


Lilian Garcia is stood in the ring

Lilian Garcia:
Please welcome the class of 2008 WWE Hall of Fame inductees

***HUGE POP***

The Hall of Fame Inductees and representatives walk out to the stage in this order to a standing ovation.
  • “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase
  • Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat
  • Diana Smith representing “The British Bulldog”
  • “Stonecold” Steve Austin
  • The Rock
  • “The Macho Man” Randy Savage
  • “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • Bret Hart representing Owen Hart
Lilian Garcia:
Please show your appreciation for the class of 2008


They stand on the stage and are applauded for a good thirty seconds before we cut to a video package.


***VIDEO RECAP***

  • The Undertaker defeating Umaga with a chokeslam on to a steel chair on Smackdown last December with Taker going through to a Number One Contendership match
  • Umaga attacking The Undertaker in the number one contendership match with Shawn Michaels, costing him the match
  • William Regal announcing a Last Ride match for the first show of the New Year
  • Umaga attacking Taker backstage before the match could start, taking him in the hearse to a graveyard and leaving him there
  • Regal telling Umaga & Estrada there would be a First Blood match just days before the Royal Rumble against The Undertaker
  • Umaga defeating Taker, but only due to the referee seeing Taker bleed and not Umaga
  • The Royal Rumble, and Umaga going through everyone from number two, only to be eliminated by The Undertaker just before the final elimination of The Undertaker by Kane
  • Friday night on the next Smackdown, Umaga attacking Taker during his match with Shelton and making him bleed from the mouth after a leg drop on a steel chair
  • Umaga & Estrada seeing lights flicker in the back
  • Umaga & Estrada in the ring and a video message from Taker appearing on the tron, announcing the Last Man Standing match for Wrestlemania
  • The next week and Umaga waiting in the ring for his opponent when Taker’s music hit and the dead man returned, taking both Umaga & Estrada out with chokeslams


***CUT TO RINGSIDE***


“Virtual Voodoo” hits as an intense Umaga walks down the ramp along with a calm Armando Estrada

Justin Roberts:
This bout is the LAST MAN STANDING MATCH. . . Introducing first, being accompanied to the ring by Armando Alejandro Estrada. . . from The Isle of Samoa, weighing in at 350 pounds. . . UMAGA!

***HEAT***

The Coach: Are you ready Michael? It’s time for the legendary winning streak of The Undertaker’s to come to an end

Michael Cole: Well Coach, we’ll have to see about that. . . There’s no doubting the threat that Umaga possesses here tonight to the incredible streak of the dead man, but The Undertaker is just as dangerous as The Samoan Bulldozer

The Coach: I don’t think so Michael. Umaga is like nothing else The Undertaker has ever faced, not even at Wrestlemania. . . Tonight it all comes to a grinding halt

“Deadman’s Symphony” plays as the stadium goes dark with smoke blowing across the stage as The Undertaker slowly makes his entrance

Justin Roberts:
And his opponent, from Death Valley, weighing in at 299 pounds. . . THE UNDERTAKER!

***HUGE POP***

Michael Cole: You can never. . . ever underestimate the greatness of The Undertaker, and if Umaga and Estrada think all they have to do is turn up tonight, they are going to find out the hard way that you should never play with fire

The Coach: Michael, you can deny it as much as you want, but the fact is that very soon, the greatest Wrestlemania record of all time is going to be history

Michael Cole: I hope that’s not the case Coach, but I think Umaga is capable of beating The Undertaker right here tonight. He’s done it before, but this is different, this is where The Undertaker has never lost. . . We sure are in for one heck of a ride


***MATCH #7***



LAST MAN STANDING MATCH
The Undertaker vs. Umaga w/Armando Alejandro Estrada


The dead man walks in to the middle of the ring with Umaga then following as they stare intensely in to each others eyes with neither showing any fear whatsoever. After a couple of seconds, we hear the bell ring with Taker & Umaga both seeming to ignore it as they continue to stare at each other until Umaga seems to become a little fazed and takes a step back, but he catches The Undertaker off guard with an uppercut thrust to the jaw, knocking Taker a little off balance. The Samoan Bulldozer follows through with another blow, but as he tries for one more, Taker ducks his head and then lifts it back up to grab Umaga by the arm. He then applies a wristlock on him and drives his shoulder in to the upper chest of Umaga three times, knocking him a little unsteady on his feet as Taker then lets go of his arm and turns back in to the ropes.


But as he comes back, Umaga levels him with a SAVOTE KICK TO THE FACE OF THE DEAD MAN. . . . . The phenom falls flat on his back with Umaga standing back up straight, but instead of letting the referee make a count, he steps back in to the ropes, comes back and drops a leg across the upper chest and throat of The Undertaker. He stands back up as Taker rolls on to his side, but The Samoan Savage doesn’t let him recover as he grabs him by the arm and drags him in to the corner, then pulls him up to put him in the tree of woe position. Umaga then turns round and walks back to the opposite corner before turning back and hitting the dead man with a JUMPING HEADBUTT TO THE CHEST. . . . . Taker falls down and flat on to his stomach with Umaga stepping back and allowing the referee to start counting down The Undertaker. . . . .


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Taker starts to come round with Umaga reacting straight away by walking over to him and pulling him up to his feet, but Taker surprises him. He blocks a shot from Umaga and levels him with a couple of rights of his own, but Umaga fights back by grabbing Taker’s head and head butting him very hard, knocking Taker off balance. He then steps forward and whips Taker in to the ropes, but as he comes back, he ducks under Umaga’s outstretched arm, runs through and comes back to take Umaga down with a FLYING CLOTHESLINE. . . . . A big pop meets that as Taker makes his way back up to his feet with Umaga falling to the mat with the momentum taking him under the bottom rope to the outside.


Estrada walks round to check on Umaga as Taker watches on with a very serious look on his face. Umaga starts to stand back up, and the dead man looks to have something in mind as he turns round and runs in to the ropes, and as he runs back across, HE DIVES OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TAKES UMAGA BACK DOWN TO THE FLOOR WITH A HIGH ANGLE SUICIDE DIVE. . . . . Estrada dodged it by stepping to the side at the last second with Taker landing on top of Umaga before falling to the floor below. The Cuban manager of Umaga looks stunned as both men remain down with the referee counting them down. . . . .


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They’re both back up with Taker throwing a right hand at the Samoan’s head, putting him on the back foot. He then grabs his wrist and tries to whip him towards the barricade, but Umaga reverses it with Taker’s back crashing in to the wall in front of the fans. The monster doesn’t stop there as he pulls Taker away from the barricade, then scoops him up and drops him on to the top of the security wall with Taker’s head crashing down in to it before he falls in a heap on the floor. Again the referee starts to count Taker down with Umaga getting back in the ring. . . . .


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The dead man gets back up to his feet with Umaga looking as intense as ever as he stands ready and waiting in the ring. Taker walks slowly over to the apron and slides back in under the bottom rope, but Umaga is on him like a rash, stomping all over the back of the dead man. He relents and decides to drag the beaten up phenom back up to his feet, then whips him hard in to the corner. He takes a second before running in at him, turning round and SPLASHING THE UNDERTAKER WITH HIS BACK CRUSHING IN TO THE CHEST OF THE DEAD MAN. . . . . Taker just slumps down the ropes as Umaga walks out of the corner, back to the opposite corner and then turning round. With fire in his eyes, Umaga sees the position he has Taker in and then charges back, looking to hit THE SAMOAN WRECKING BALL. . . . .


As he turns round to smash his big ass in to the face of the phenom, Taker pulls himself out of the corner and to the side as Umaga charges right in to the pads, back first. He staggers out of the corner with Taker using the ropes to help himself back up to his feet, where he grabs Umaga by the throat and CHOKESLAMS HIM DOWN TO THE MAT. . . . . A huge pop breaks out as the monster is driven in to the mat, but Taker didn’t get all of it and feels the effects of the beating he’s taken as he falls against the ropes and holds on to them to avoid falling to the mat. He takes the chance to catch his breath as the referee looks down and counts Umaga down with Estrada looking worried on the outside. . . . .


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The monster is back up, looking a little shaky on his feet as Taker, who doesn’t look fully recovered, grabs him by the arm and tries to whip him in to the ropes. Umaga reverses it, with Taker coming back off the ropes at pace and in to a SPINNING SIDE SLAM. . . . . Taker took a hard bump there from Umaga, but instead of letting the ref count Taker out of the match, Umaga pulls Taker back up to his knees as he too gets back to his feet, and then stands up himself. He grabs Taker around the chest and looks to be going for a BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX. . . . . Taker fights it though and head butts Umaga, not once but twice, freeing himself from the savage’s grasp. He then slips behind his opponent and grabs him around the waist, but Umaga drives his elbow back in to the side of The Undertaker, forcing him to relinquish the grip. Umaga then slips behind The Undertaker and quickly connects with a REVERSE STO. . . . . Taker lands hard on the mat again as Umaga continues to give it his all with the referee again starting to make a count. . . . .


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The phenom sits up, and Umaga pounces straight away, walking over to him and pulling him up to his feet. He chops hard against the dead man’s chest, forcing him back in to the ropes, but as he tries for an irish whip, the legendary Undertaker reverses it. As Umaga comes back off the ropes, Taker runs back in to the centre of the ring and plants Umaga with a RUNNING DDT. . . . . A pop breaks out as Umaga’s head is driven right in to the mat, but as Taker stands back up, he’s in for a shock as he sees Umaga getting right back up and screaming out in Samoan. He tries again as he whips Umaga in to the ropes, and this time as Umaga comes back, The Undertaker DRIVES HIS HUGE BOOT RIGHT DOWN UMAGA’S THROAT. . . . . That seems to do a little more damage as the monster stays down for several seconds while Estrada decides its time to act as he grabs a chair from ringside, then steps on to the apron. He catches the attention of The Undertaker, who walks over and grabs Estrada by the shoulders, scaring him half to death.


He then lets go and grabs the chair off the panicked Cuban before turning round as Umaga stands back up. He walks over to Umaga AND SMASHES HIM ACROSS THE SKULL WITH THE CHAIR. . . . . But Umaga just stands there like nothing happened, allowing Taker to HIT HIM WITH THE CHAIR FOR A SECOND TIME. . . . . Umaga felt that one and falls back slightly with Taker THEN SMASHING HIM HARD ACROSS THE FOREHEAD FOR THE THIRD TIME BEFORE THROWING THE CHAIR IN TO UMAGA’S FACE. . . . . The Samoan Bulldozer falls back in to the corner and drops to a seated position against the pads. Taker then picks the chair back up and walks in to the corner with the chair in hand. He then lodges it in between the bottom and second rope, right in front of Umaga’s face before taking a couple of steps back. He then walks back at pace to DRIVE HIS BOOT IN TO THE CHAIR AND IN TO UMAGA’S FACE. . . . . Umaga’s head just leans to the side as he then falls on to his side with the chair showing the effects with a nice big imprint of Taker’s boot while the referee starts to count Umaga. . . . .


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Taker walks over, but Umaga gets to his knees and drives his head in to the phenom’s chest, sending him staggering out of the corner holding his chest, allowing Umaga to get back to his feet. However, what Taker doesn’t see is Umaga pulling the chair out of its lodged position in the ropes. He then walks up behind Taker and SMASHES THE CHAIR ACROSS THE BACK OF THE DEAD MAN. . . . . Taker drops to his knees with Umaga dropping the chair and then walking round to stand in front of Taker. He pulls him up from his knees and grabs him around the neck with his left hand and then lifts his right hand up in the air with his thumb ready to strike. The crowd and Estrada know what’s coming, and with one swift blow, UMAGA NAILS THE UNDERTAKER IN THE THROAT WITH THE SAMOAN SPIKE. . . . . Taker just falls flat on his back as Estrada raises his arms on the outside with Umaga just staring down intensely at the dead man and breathing heavily while the referee starts to count down The Undertaker. . . . .


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Taker rolls on to his side with Umaga watching on, but Umaga looks pissed as he sees Taker about to get back up. He picks the chair back up and DRIVES IT IN TO THE RIBS OF THE UNDERTAKER. . . . . That halts Taker’s recovery as he falls back on to his back, but Umaga isn’t done. He places the chair on The Undertaker’s chest and turns round to walk in to the corner. Estrada looks confused as The Samoan Bulldozer climbs up to the top rope with the crowd standing on their feet in anticipation, watching on as UMAGA LEAPS OFF THE TOP, SPLASHING TAKER WITH THE CHAIR ON HIS CHEST. . . . . Chants of “Holy Shit” ring out as Umaga rolls around in pain as he feels the agony of the diving on to the chair. Estrada looks stunned as the referee counts both men as they remain laid out on the mat. . . . .


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Umaga gets up first while Taker just avoids being counted out as he too struggles back up to his feet. The two men then turn round and walk right in to each other, and it’s Umaga who strikes first with a vicious backhand chop to the chest, knocking Taker back a few paces. Umaga then grabs him by the arm and tries for an irish whip, but Taker reverses it and nails Umaga with a BIG BOOT TO THE FACE. . . . . The fans cheer as Umaga falls back and lands by the ropes with Taker getting an evil look on his face as he walks over to the ropes and climbs through them. He then jumps down off the apron and reaches inside the ring to pull Umaga under the bottom rope so he lies across the apron before climbing back on to the apron himself, walking up the steps. He stands by the ringpost for a couple of seconds before shifting across the apron and DROPPING HIS LEG ACROSS THE THROAT OF THE SAMOAN BULLDOZER. . . . . The leg drop connects and Umaga rolls back inside the ring as Taker stands back up and climbs through the ropes.


He doesn’t give Umaga any time as he pulls him back up, then whips him hard in to the corner before charging in at him and hitting him with a hard clothesline. The phenom then grabs Umaga by the arm and whips him hard in to the opposite corner before charging in at him again and nailing him with another hard clothesline across the chest. The Samoan monster staggers out of the corner as Taker turns back and runs in to the ropes, but as he runs back, Umaga lifts him up in to the air and falls back, PLANTING HIM WITH ONE HELL OF A SAMOAN DROP. . . . . It takes a couple of seconds for Umaga to come back round, but once he’s back up, he drags Taker by the arm in to the corner and sits him up against the pads. The monster then retreats to the opposite corner before charging back at the dead man and SMASHING HIM IN THE FACE WITH THE SAMOAN WRECKING BALL. . . . . Umaga walks out of the corner as Taker falls on to his side, lying by the ropes as the referee starts to make a count. . . . .


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Using the ropes, The Undertaker is able to stand back up in the corner, but Umaga races in to action, running in to the corner and SPLASHING TAKER. . . . . Umaga doesn’t stop there as he whips Taker in to the opposite corner, races in and SPLASHES HIM FOR A SECOND TIME. . . . . Taker looks deprived of air as he staggers out of the corner with Umaga then back tracking in front of him before grabbing him around the chest and tossing him behind with AN OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX. . . . . Umaga stands right back up, runs in to the ropes and comes back to SPLASH TAKER AS HE LIES FLAT ON THE MAT. . . . . The monster has done some real damage to The Undertaker here, and it could be all over as the referee starts his count again. . . . .


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The Undertaker stands back up, but looks very unsteady on his feet. Umaga doesn’t look happy as he walks over to Taker, but the dead man fights for his life and throws a right hand at him. He continues and connects with another, putting Umaga on the back foot before grabbing around the throat for a CHOKESLAM. . . . . A pop breaks out, but Umaga fights back straight away by grabbing Taker’s throat and then moving in to his body to headbutt him, setting himself free. The blow takes the phenom down to the mat with Umaga just staring down at him for a couple of seconds before turning round and walking towards the corner, only for Taker to sit up to the delight of the cheering crowd. Estrada tries to warn Umaga, waving his arms at him as Umaga steps through the ropes. Umaga stops and stares at Estrada, not knowing what’s going on as Taker walks up behind him. The Samoan Bulldozer then turns round on the apron with Taker grabbing him around the throat and CHOKESLAMMING HIM DOWN TO THE FLOOR. . . . . Huge cheers break out as Umaga lies in a heap on the floor below, with the announce tables close by. As Taker looks down with no emotion in his eyes, the referee starts to make the count on Umaga. . . . .


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Umaga stands back up to break the count. Taker climbs through the ropes and jumps down to the floor below as the groggy Umaga stands there, but Estrada distracts Taker by slapping him across the back. The dead man turns round with a ferocious look on his face, scaring the crap out of Estrada as Umaga turns round and grabs a steel chair from by the timekeeper’s table before walking back up behind Taker, just as he grabs Estrada by the throat. The crowd try to warn Taker as Umaga has the chair in hand and then SMASHES IT IN TO THE BACK OF THE UNDERTAKER. . . . . It doesn’t have the effect he thought as the dead man just turns round and stares right back at the stunned Samoan. Estrada helps his man out as he drops to his knees behind Taker and low blows him. The fans boo loudly as Taker falls to his knees with UMAGA SMASHING THE CHAIR IN TO HIS SKULL. . . . . Boos ring out as UMAGA HITS ANOTHER CHAIR SHOT TO THE HEAD. . . . . Taker’s busted open and falls down on to his side as Umaga drops the chair while the referee makes the count on The Undertaker with the crowd chanting his name in the hope he comes back round. . . . .


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Taker gets back to his feet while Umaga strips the Spanish announce table. But with his back to Taker, he doesn’t see the dead man punch one of the cameraman and steal the camera. Estrada looks on in horror as Taker walks towards Umaga, who turns round in to Taker and A SHOT TO THE HEAD WITH THE CAMERA. . . . . Umaga falls off balance, and Taker drops to him the floor with TWO MORE SHOTS TO THE HEAD WITH THE CAMERA. . . . . The fans cheer like crazy as Taker then stands above the now bleeding Umaga, with Estrada standing back and looking in absolute shock. The dead man then bends down and drags the helpless Umaga back up, then pushes him back on the announce table he stripped just moments ago. The fans go crazy as Taker then rests Umaga’s body on the table with his head facing the ring before turning back and walking over to the Raw announce table. He then climbs on to it as the fans cheer like mad, watching on as Taker then walks across the table and JUMPS ACROSS TO THE SPANISH ANNOUNCE TABLE AND DROPPING HIS LEG ACROSS UMAGA’S CHEST. . . . . The table breaks in half as both men fall to the floor with the table just collapsing from under them while the fans chant “Holy Shit”. The referee watches on in shock, but has no choice but to start counting them both down. . . . .


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Umaga just makes it back to his feet with Taker then pummelling him with a hard shot to the back before grabbing him by the head. He walks over to the apron and then smashes Umaga’s head against the apron before tossing him in to the ring steps. Umaga falls against them and sits up against the steel as Taker then moves forward and drives his boot against Umaga’s head with the sound of skull on steel ringing out throughout the crowd. Again, Umaga just falls in a heap on to his side as Taker stands back and allows the ref to make the count while the helpless Estrada watches in on no more than hope. . . . .


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The Samoan Bulldozer is back on his feet, but Taker walks past him and lifts up the top tier of steps to a massive pop from the crowd. Estrada panics as Umaga is about to turn round to face the fearsome sight, and it’s Estrada who distracts The Undertaker, walking round behind him and tapping him on the shoulder. The dead man turns round to see Estrada standing there, but he turns back to Umaga, only for THE SAMOAN SAVAGE TO NAIL HIM WITH A SAVOTE KICK TO THE FACE. . . . . TAKER FALLS DOWN BUT AS HE FALLS WITH THE STEPS IN HAND, HIS HEAD FALLS DOWN ON TO THE STEEL STEPS. . . . . Umaga looks down at the phenom for a couple of seconds before climbing back in to the ring while a delighted Estrada watches on as the referee counts the dead man. . . . .


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He’s back on his feet, leaving Estrada shocked and Umaga angry. Estrada panics once again as he then looks under the apron while Taker slowly slips back in the ring under the bottom rope. Before Taker can even get to his feet, we see Estrada pull out a large rope from under the ring and throw it in to Umaga. The Samoan Bulldozer takes one look at it before picking it up with Taker slowly standing up by the ropes. Umaga then walks up behind Taker as he looks blankly in to the crowd with Umaga then lifting the rope over Taker’s head and putting it around his throat, trying to strangle him with it. The crowd boo and Taker struggles, holding on to the top rope while Umaga pulls hard on the rope, but Taker somehow finds an escape by driving his leg back in to the groin of The Samoan Savage. Umaga just falls back to the mat, slowly as he rolls around slightly to sell it.


The dead man takes several seconds to recover before turning round to see the rope lying by his feet. He looks down at it and then picks it up to a pop from the crowd while Umaga slowly makes his way back up to his feet, totally unaware of Taker walking up behind him. The dead man then places the ropes around Umaga’s neck and pulls tightly with the crowd going nuts while Estrada looks on worried from the outside. Taker continues to pull tightly on the rope with Umaga getting very groggy, and Taker then pulls him down to the mat, holding on to the rope as he lies beside the Samoan as he seems to be losing consciousness. Umaga’s eyes flicker for a while with Taker still choking him with the rope, and then his eyelids completely shut and he seems out of it. The referee tells Taker to let go, but he only does after about five seconds before standing back up to watch the referee count Umaga down. . . . .


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IT’S OVER!



WINNER: The Undertaker @ 24.23.


AFTERMATH: “Deadman’s Symphony” plays as the lights go out, leaving some purple spotlights to shine down on the ring as Taker stands back up, looking worse for ware before dropping to his knee for his signature taunt. The crowd all stand up and applaud the dead man as he extends his winning streak with Estrada looking distraught on the outside. The Undertaker stands back up and leaves the ring to walk up the ramp with EMT’s coming down to check on Umaga, who doesn’t show any sign of life while the camera follows Taker up the ramp as he turns round and looks in to the crowd.


Michael Cole: The streak continues Coach. The Undertaker moves on to 16 and 0 at Wrestlemania. . . Unbelievable!

The Coach: Michael, I don’t think The Undertaker has ever been pushed this hard at Wrestlemania as he was tonight by Umaga. This could well have been a different story, but credit to The Undertaker, he gave it everything he had, but he needed to Michael to put The Samoan Bulldozer away

Michael Cole: Oh without question Coach, The Undertaker was pushed to the limit tonight, but once again he stands tall at Wrestlemania


***VIDEO PROMO***

John Cena is shown preparing in his locker room for the WWE Championship match later on in the evening.

***MIXED RECEPTION***

Jim Ross: There we see him, love him or hate him, John Cena will be competing later on for the WWE Championship in what promises to be one of the most fiercely competed match ups in Wrestlemania history. . . But coming up next, we have something beyond the realms of personal. . . Let’s take a look back at how this match came together


***VIDEO RECAP***

  • Triple H pissed at Vince after missing out on a WWE Championship match at Cyber Sunday, accusing him of fixing the vote
  • The next night on Raw and Vince about to smash Triple H’s skull in when Stephanie McMahon came down and told him not to or she’d reveal the secret, which she did, that she and Triple H were married
  • Triple H revealing to Vince that he and Stephanie made out Hornswoggle was his illegitimate son, but refused to tell him who his son was
  • Triple H defeating Vince in a Streetfight, putting him in hospital in the process
  • Vince returning to Raw and accepting Triple H in to his family
  • Triple H telling Stephanie he didn’t trust Vince going in to Saturday Night’s Main Event in December with his title match against Randy Orton
  • Vince finding out from Stephanie that she was pregnant at SNME, then offering to look after Aurora so she could tell Triple H
  • Stephanie telling Triple H she was pregnant, then finding Aurora & Vince had gone
  • Triple H on the verge of winning the title when Vince appeared with Aurora, distracting him for JBL to clothesline him
  • Vince announcing JBL was the son Triple H & Stephanie kept from him
  • Shane McMahon giving Triple H another title shot on the first Raw of the year, but screwing him out of it to join his father & half brother
  • Linda McMahon announcing that there would be a new GM after the Royal Rumble
  • The Royal Rumble match, Triple H eliminating Shane & JBL, then JBL pulling Triple H out of the ring, eliminating him
  • The next night on Raw and Linda McMahon unveiling Eric Bischoff as the new Independent Head of Authority
  • Triple H defeating Vince in a Steel Cage match on Raw to win the right to pick the Wrestlemania match of his choice
  • Batista & Ric Flair coming to Triple H’s aid on Raw after a McMahon sixed attack
  • The McMahon’s travelling to Smackdown and barricading Batista’s door to enable a 3 on 1 attack on Ric Flair
  • Triple H announcing that Evolution would reunite to take on The McMahon’s at Wrestlemania
  • Triple H guarding the entrance at Smackdown to block off The McMahon’s, only for JBL & Shane to come through the crowd and attack Batista
  • A montage of all the brawls they have been through, ending with Triple H blasting Bischoff in the head with a chair last week on Raw when Vince ducked it


***CUT TO RINGSIDE***


“No Chance in Hell” hits as Vince McMahon and his sons walk down the ramp, looking very serious and slightly nervous

Lilian Garcia:
This bout is scheduled for one fall. . . Introducing first, at a combined weight of 777 pounds. . . the team of John “Bradshaw” Layfield, Shane McMahon, and Vincent Kennedy McMahon!

***MAJOR HEAT***

Jerry Lawler: Are you ready JR? This is what I’ve been waiting for

Jim Ross: King, I think we’re in for a real cracker jacker here. . . I have to give Mr. McMahon credit for actually going through this, I just have a feeling he might regret it

Jerry Lawler: Are you kidding JR? He’s Vince McMahon, he’s not afraid of anyone or anything. . . It’s Evolution who should be worried

Jim Ross: I don’t believe that for a minute, I’m sure Evolution are very much looking forward to getting their hands on these three men

“Line in the Sand” blasts out & Evolution make their way down to the ring with their game faces on

Lilian Garcia:
And their opponents, at a combined weight of 787 pounds. . . the team of Batista, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, and Triple H. . . EVOLUTION!!

***HUGE OVATION***

Jerry Lawler: I hope they know what they’re getting themselves in to. . . You don’t mess with the McMahon family JR

Jim Ross: Come on King, you’re not telling me that whatever happens in that ring, the McMahon’s won’t have it coming after everything they’ve done

Jerry Lawler: How one sided can you be JR? Triple H kept the truth from Mr. McMahon and JBL. That itself was totally uncalled for

Jim Ross: Oh and after everything Mr. McMahon has done to his daughter Stephanie and her husband has been fine hasn’t it King? . . . I think you should put a sock in your mouth and just watch this match

Jerry Lawler: So should you but I haven’t seen Mick Foley or Mr. Socko all night long

Jim Ross: Oh be quiet


***MATCH #8***



Evolution vs. The McMahon’s

Both teams decide on who is going to start the match off, with Triple H and Batista stepping through the ropes and on to the apron as Ric Flair removes his gown and passes it over the top rope. The McMahon’s have a longer talk and it ends with Shane telling JBL and his dad that he wants to start it off. He turns round as the bell ring as both he and Flair walk out of the corner with Shane running right at Flair, but in to a right hand that sends him down to the mat. Shane gets right back up though, but Flair is right on him, hitting him hard across the chest with several chops to the chest that force Shane back in to the ropes.


The Nature Boy then whips The Golden Boy in to the opposite set of ropes and walks in to the centre of the ring, hitting Shane as he comes back by sticking out his knee with Shane running right in to it and falling to the mat. Shane holds his stomach as he gets back up almost straight away with Flair getting right on him, hooking both his arms and planting him with a DOUBLE ARM SUPLEX. . . . . Shane lands hard on his back and isn’t getting right back up this time as Flair steps back in to the ropes, comes back and nails Shane with a RUNNING JUMPING KNEE DROP. . . . . The crowd enjoy that, but Flair isn’t done as he reaches down and pulls Shane back up. Shane O Mac is very groggy as Flair pulls his head under his arm and then lifts Shane vertically in to the air before falling back to the mat with a suplex. Flair turns over and goes for a cover. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .



Shane O Mac gets his shoulder up with Flair not looking too surprised as he stands back up to his feet. Taking Shane for granted, he calmly reaches down and tries to pull him back up to his knees, but Shane hits him with a right hand to the chest. Flair slumps down ever so slightly as Shane steps back in to the ropes. But as he comes back and goes for a clothesline, Flair ducks it as Shane runs past him and tries to stop himself with Flair turning round and chop blocking Shane’s right knee. The prodigal son drops to the mat and tries to drag himself towards his corner, but Flair doesn’t let him get that far by grabbing his foot and trying to drag him back. Shane puts up a fight though as he turns over on to his back and kicks Flair off of him, with Flair falling back to the mat as Shane pulls himself back to his corner and makes the tag to his half brother, JBL.


The Wrestling God doesn’t waste any time as he steps through the ropes at the same time as Flair is able to get back on his feet and then charges at JBL, but gets knocked down by a shoulder block. The Nature Boy gets up to his knees, but JBL isn’t feeling sympathetic as he hammers him across the back with some vicious forearm shots. With Flair’s back turning a not so nice shade of red, JBL pulls him back up to his feet and whips him in to the corner. He then grins at Triple H and Batista before charging in at Flair, only for the Hall of Famer to step out of the corner, resulting in JBL running right in to the pads himself to a pop from the crowd. Flair then hits JBL as he turns round with a couple of hard back hand chops while the crowd join in with a few woos of their own. The Nature Boy then turns back in to the ropes, but as he runs back, JBL stands up straight, shaking off the chops and DRIVES HIS BIG BOOT IN TO THE FACE OF FLAIR. . . . . The illegitimate son of Mr. McMahon drops to his knees straight away and hooks Flair’s leg for a cover. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .



Flair kicks out to JBL’s frustration. He stands up in a hurry and reaches down to drag Flair back up. He grabs hold of Flair’s left arm before pulling Naitch right in to him and a short arm clothesline. He doesn’t look happy and quickly follows that up by dropping an elbow in to Flair’s chest, hurrying up to his feet and driving a second elbow drop on to the pain ridden Hall of Famer. JBL stands back up looking very angry and intense, but he then hears Vince calling out for a tag. He turns round and sees him desperately calling out for the tag. He walks over to his dad and makes the tag, allowing a very smug Vince McMahon to walk up towards Flair as he lies on the mat. Vince’s big smile doesn’t go down well with Triple H, who stares angrily at him while Vince feeds on it and urges Flair back up to his feet.


Slowly but surely, The Nature Boy pulls himself back up, and just as he gets to his feet looking dazed, Vince takes a swing and slaps the legend right across the chops. That seems to wake Flair back up, and he loses it. He hammers Vince with hard right hands to the face, knocking Vince back against the ropes. Flair then takes a step back before moving forward again and clotheslining the self made billionaire over the top rope to the floor below, getting a big pop from the crowd. Flair then decides it’s time to fight the odds as he walks in to the corner and climbs to the top rope as Vince makes his way back up to his feet. The crowd rise to their feet too as Flair then jumps off the top rope and hits Vince with a double axe handle right, between the eyes. The Chairman of the Board falls right back down to the floor while Flair stands up and smiles into the Orlando crowd.


He then bends down to pull Vince back up, and just as he rolls him back in to the ring, Shane climbs through the ropes. The referee walks over to him as Shane turns him round, allowing JBL to jump down to the floor below. With the ref telling Shane to get out, JBL pulls Flair down from the apron as he tries to get back in and then whips him in to the ringpost, with Flair hitting head first. The American Hero quickly walks over and pulls him back up before rolling him under the bottom rope, giving Shane his cue to stand back on the apron, as does JBL. Triple H & Batista are fuming as they then step in to the ring, but the referee runs over and quickly tells them to get back on the apron, which they reluctantly do as Vince crawls across the mat and hooks Flair’s legs with the ref turning round and rushing to make the count. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


NO!!!



Mr. McMahon stands back up and then reaches down to grab Flair by the head and pull him back up to a vertical base before then whipping him in to the corner. As Flair hits the ropes, he holds on to the top rope with Vince looking very angry and then running right at him. The Nature Boy though lifts his boot up in to Vince’s face with the eldest McMahon staggering away in to the centre of the ring and holding his face while Flair turns to the side and walks across to make the tag to Triple H. The Game steps through the ropes to a huge pop from the Florida fans, and they get louder as Triple H charges across at Vince and nails him with a clothesline, sending him down to the canvas.


He gets back up within a couple of seconds with his son-in-law hammering him with a succession of right hands, which force him back in to the ropes. The King of Kings then grabs Vince’s arm and whips him in to the ropes, and as Vince comes back, Triple H walks in to the centre of the ring and hits him with a high knee strike. Vince falls flat to the mat, and we then see Shane charging in to the ring and at his brother-in-law, but straight in to a right hand that sends him down to the mat. JBL tries his luck as he climbs through the ropes and runs at Triple H who ducks head and then nails him with a hard right hand, and then another with JBL falling back in to the ropes.


The Game doesn’t waste any time as he then clotheslines JBL over the top rope while Shane crawls back to his corner and Vince gets up slowly. Triple H stares down intensely at JBL for several seconds before turning round and walking back over to Vince, who rakes his eyes and earns a ticking off from the referee. Vince just ignores him and takes The Game down with a falling clothesline. He stands back up with a big smile on his face but sees no one there ready to come in, and isn’t happy. He has no choice but to turn round, and sees Triple H getting up from his knees to hit Vince in the face with a right hand before then whipping him in to the ropes, and as Vince comes back off the ropes, Triple H shifts behind him and locks in a SLEEPER. . . . .


Triple H looks determined to send his father-in-law to sleep, and the longer he keeps the hold locked in, Vince’s fight fades as he looks to be drawing unconscious. The referee steps in and raises Vince’s arm before dropping it, and it falls down by his side, giving the referee a second chance to see if Vince can fight on, but again Vince’s arm falls back down to his side. With the crowd cheering, for the final time, the referee lifts Vince’s arm up as JBL slides back in the ring behind Triple H and clubs him across the back, breaking up the hold to the anger of the crowd, as well as Batista and Flair who try and climb in to the ring.


The referee stops them and tells them and JBL to get back out, which they do, but Shane slips in unnoticed and kicks Triple H in the back of the head before walking back on to the apron and protesting his innocence to the referee. With both men on the mat, Vince starts to come round and crawl across to his corner first and makes the tag to Shane, who climbs to the top rope while The Game fights his way back up to his feet. As he turns round, Shane jumps off the top but in to a kick to the chest from Triple H who then hits him with a FACE BUSTER KNEE SMASH. . . . . Shane falls to the mat as Triple H falls back to his knees, but makes his way across to his corner to make the tag to The Animal, Batista.


He enters the ring to a big pop as he urges Shane back up to his feet, looking ready to explode in his corner. Slowly but surely, Shane stands back up, and as he turns round, Batista runs at him and takes him down with a hard clothesline. He then reaches down and pulls him back up to his feet, and then whips him hard in to the corner before charging in and driving his shoulder in to Shane’s chest. Batista backs out from the corner slightly to allow Shane to stagger out, but Batista doesn’t mess about as he walks back in to Shane and scoops him up on to his shoulder. He turns round out of the corner and runs in to the centre of the ring before slamming Shane down to the mat with a RUNNING POWERSLAM. . . . . Shane’s back hits hard against the canvas as Batista goes for a cover straight away. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


NO!!!



Shane fights on and lifts his shoulder off the mat to keep the match going. Batista isn’t giving Shane time to recover as he gets back up to his feet and drags Shane up to his knees before running past Shane and in to the ropes, runs back and drives his foot in to Shane’s spine. Shane instantly falls back down to the mat as Batista looks down emotionless with JBL & Vince looking concerned on the apron. Shane looks in pain as he tries to get back to his knees with Batista standing there and urging him up, but he gets distracted as he sees JBL trying to step through the ropes. The referee is quick to walk over and get on JBL’s case as Batista turns to then offer JBL a fight, but with Shane getting to his knees behind The Animal, Batista is taken down to the mat with a low blow.


Shane then crawls towards his corner as JBL stands back on the apron, and with Batista not able to stop him, Shane makes the tag to JBL. He climbs through the ropes at pace and walks quickly over to the squirming Batista. He pulls him up to his knees and places Batista’s head between his legs, setting him up for a POWER BOMB. . . . . The fans boo loudly, which just makes JBL’s smile even bigger, but wait. . . . . JBL’S SMILE GOES AS BATISTA LIFTS HIM OVER HIS HEAD WITH A BACK BODY DROP. . . . . The fans are cheering now as Batista makes his way back to his knees, as does JBL, but it’s JBL who gets up first, close by to the ropes. Batista is almost back up as JBL then charges at him, BUT BATISTA RIPS HIM IN HALF WITH A SPEAR. . . . . The crowd explodes with cheers as Batista then hooks JBL’s leg for a cover. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . .


SHOULDER UP!!!



The relieved father and half brother look relieved on the apron as JBL just keeps them in the match. Batista sits back up to his knees and looks shocked for several seconds before getting back up to his feet where he reaches down and drags JBL back to his knees and sets him in place for THE BATISTA BOMB. . . . . The fans are on their feet as Batista raises his arms in the air, and then lifts his thumbs up before bringing them back down to a massive pop, only for Vince to climb through the ropes, distracting him. The Animal lets go of JBL as he and the referee make their way over to the corner as Vince stands there getting a mouthful from both sides. JBL falls back to his knees, but he seems to be reaching in to his trunks for something. We then see from a close up that he’s got some brass knucks, and puts them on to his right hand, oblivious to Triple & Flair. With the ref in control of the Vince situation, Batista turns back round and walks over to JBL, who plays possum as Batista then pulls him back up, only for JBL to smash him in the face with the knucks, busting The Animal open. He quickly puts the knucks back in his trunks and hooks both of Batista’s legs, but The Game realises with the referee turning around to make the count. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . .


. . . . . 3?


NO!!!


. . . . . TRIPLE H TO THE RESCUE



The Game pulls JBL off of Batista by his feet as the referee stands back up and yells at him. Triple H tries to tell him about the knucks, but he’s not listening, allowing Shane & Vince to get in the ring and stomp all over Batista, prompting Flair to get in. The referee quickly blocks him off too as he tells both Flair and HHH to get out as Shane & Vince retreat back to their corner with JBL standing back up. As Evolution get back on the apron, JBL pulls a weary looking Batista back up to his knees and then runs back in to the ropes by Triple H, who kicks JBL in the back. The Wrestling God looks pissed as he turns round and stares angrily at The Game, then throws a wild right at him, but Trips pulls his head back. JBL gets even more pissed before turning round and charging back at Batista, who stands up straight and takes JBL down with a SPINNING SIDE SLAM. . . . . The fans like that, and so does Batista by the look of it as he hooks JBL’s legs for another pin attempt. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . .


NO!!!



JBL lifts his shoulder up at the last second with gasps coming from the crowd, clearly thinking it was over as the camera zooms in on a relived Vince & Shane. Batista stands back up, shaking it off as he walks over to his corner, making the tag to Triple H. He steps through the ropes to a big pop from the crowd, walking slowly over to JBL who tries to make his way back up to his knees. As soon as he gets half way back up, Triple H gives him a helping hand before grabbing the back of his head and taking him down with a FALLING NECKBREAKER. . . . . The crowd cheers again, but they quickly get even louder as Triple H stands back up at JBL’s head and throws his arms above his head for his signature taunt, stalking JBL for THE PEDIGREE. . . . .


It’s deafening as the crowd go crazy, but Shane spoils the party as he races in to the ring with Vince joining him. Vince grabs the referee, distracting him as Shane clubs Triple H across the back, allowing JBL to crawl to safety as The Game falls to his knees. Shane runs back on to the apron and gets a warning from the referee as Vince then steps back through the ropes too with JBL crawling towards them and reaching out to make the tag to his father. A smiling Vince climbs in to the ring and walks over to Triple H, pulling him up to his feet and going for an irish whip, but it’s reversed as Triple H then grabs his father-in-law and sends him crashing in to the mat with a SPINNING SPINEBUSTER. . . . . The crowd loved that, and The Game tries to follow it up by going for a cover. . . . .


1 . . . . .


2 . . . . .


. . . . .


3? . . . . .


. . . . . NO!



Vince barely gets his shoulder up as JBL & Shane throw their arms up in the air in sheer relief as a ticked off Triple H sits back up before getting back to his feet, walking over to the corner and making the tag to The Nature Boy, who enters the ring to a massive pop. He walks over to Vince and pulls him up to his feet, then chops away at him before lifting him up around the top of the legs and hitting an INVERTED ATOMIC DROP. . . . . Vince lands on his feet, but spins around with the pain before turning back to Flair who sweeps his legs, taking Vince down to the mat. Flair then reaches down and lifts up Vince’s legs, sending the crowd in to raptures as he looks to apply the FIGURE FOUR LEG LOCK. . . . .


Flair twists the leg and turns round, only for Vince to kick him off, but FLAIR FALLS BACK IN TO THE REFEREE WITH BOTH MEN FALLING TO THE MAT. . . . . Gasps ring out again through the crowd as everyone looks stunned in and around the ring. As Flair picks himself back up slowly, JBL enters the ring and runs at him, TAKING HIS HEAD OFF WITH A CLOTHESLINE FROM WALL STREET. . . . . Boos ring out now as a smug JBL stands over Flair’s fallen body, then turns to mock the crowd by the ropes, but he doesn’t see Batista stepping through the ropes as he runs at him and clotheslines him over the top rope to the floor below. Batista stares down in sheer anger at JBL as Shane O Mac then enters the ring behind Batista, who can’t do anything to prevent Shane from low blowing him.


Shane smiles as Batista drops to his knees and lies by the corner. The smirking Shane is in for a shock as Triple H races through the ropes to a massive pop from the crowd. He runs at Shane, but The Golden Boy ducks under Triple H’s arm and then drops to his knees to low blow The Game. He falls down to the mat, close by Batista as Shane stands alone, then sees the motionless Flair. He walks over to him and drags him by the arm, in to the corner. He sits Flair up against the pads before climbing through the ropes to the outside. He looks under the ropes and pulls out a trash can, which he tosses in to the ring and slides back in himself. He gets booed heavily as he grabs the can and puts in right front of Flair before turning round and walking to the corner with a huge smile on his face.


Boos ring out as he climbs up to the top rope as we see Batista getting to his knees in the opposite corner. Shane looks in to the crowd, still with a huge smile on his face before he LEAPS OFF THE TOP FOR THE COAST TO COAST. . . . . BUT NO. . . . . AS SHANE LEAPS THROUGH THE AIR, BATISTA RUNS OUT OF THE CORNER AND SPEARS HIM JUST BEFORE SHANE GETS TO FLAIR. . . . . A huge pop breaks out, along with “Holy Shit” chants as Shane just crash lands in to the mat before rolling under the bottom rope to the floor below. Batista picks up the trash can and tosses it to the floor below, but as he turns round, JBL has already slipped back in the ring. He charges at Batista and takes him down with THE CLOTHESLINE FROM WALL STREET. . . . .


The momentum takes Batista down to the mat and under the bottom rope as Triple H starts to get back up. JBL turns back round with a sly grin on his face, realising Triple H is at his mercy. He allows The Game to stand back up, and as he slowly walks away from the ropes, JBL charges at him for another CLOTHESLINE FROM WALL STREET. . . . . BUT TRIPLE H COUNTERS WITH A SPINNING SPINEBUSTER. . . . . JBL rolls to the outside as Triple H remains down for several seconds, totally unaware that Vince left the ring and has picked up a chair from ringside. The Chairman of the Board enters the ring again with the chair in hand as both Flair and Triple H come back round, but Vince makes a bee line for HHH as he gets back up first and drives the chair across the back of The Game, sending him back down to the mat. A chorus of boos rings out as Vince smiles sadistically before turning back round to see Flair standing back up.


He walks over and lifts the chair above his head, then BRINGS THE CHAIR CRASHING DOWN TOWARDS FLAIR’S SKULL. . . . . BUT THE NATURE BOY KICKS VINCE IN THE GROIN. . . . . The chair drops to the mat along with Vince as Flair then kicks the chair out of the ring and locks in THE FIGURE FOUR LEG LOCK TO A MASSIVE POP FROM THE CROWD. . . . . The crowd all rise to their feet and watch on as Flair makes Vince scream out in pain with The Nature Boy pulling tightly on the legs of the Chairman of the Board. Everyone else is out of it as Vince looks in grave danger with Eric Bischoff running down the aisle in a referee’s shirt to a mixed reception. Flair looks stunned as Bischoff enters the ring, but carries on with the hold, desperately trying to force Vince to tap with the owner of the WWE struggling to get close to the ropes, and as Flair’s face goes bright red with the desperation, Vince gives up the fight and taps out with Bischoff calling for the bell.


WINNERS: Evolution by pinfall @ 21.32.


AFTERMATH: “Line in the Sand” blasts out as The Nature Boy slowly gets back up to his feet, looking in shock as Bischoff raises his hand in the air. Bischoff looks the same as ever, and after letting go of Flair’s hand, he leaves the ring, just as Batista & Triple H pick themselves back up and congratulate Flair. They turn to see Bischoff walking back up the aisle, who also turns back and looks in to the ring with Evolution looking very confused. Triple H then shrugs his shoulders and hugs Flair, as does Batista before they all raise their hands together to a huge ovation from the sell out crowd. JBL sits up and then drags Vince to the ropes and then out of the ring as Evolution walk to the ropes and pose for the crowd. Vince & JBL don’t look happy at all, neither does Shane as he comes too on the outside as a victorious Evolution celebrate in each corner of the ring with big smiles on their faces.


Jim Ross: There we have it King, what a match!

Jerry Lawler: You think? . . . That was unbelievable JR, I just can’t believe that the McMahon’s have lost this match

Jim Ross: Are you kidding me King? . . . Not only is it justice, but they deserved to win this match. . . They took it to the McMahon’s, who did nothing but cheat the entire match King

Jerry Lawler: Well that’s your opinion

Jim Ross: You’re damn right it is!


***VIDEO PROMO***

A helicopter is shown scouring the night sky. It then cuts to a birds eye view with a stadium below before cutting to a shot of Summerslam 1992 with a view from the top of the stadium as The British Bulldog celebrated his victory over Bret Hart. The shot then changes, shifting round the new Wembley Stadium.

VOICEOVER: What would life be without memories? . . . Some memories seem distant, some not so, but for those who are unable to recall this momentous occasion, they will get that chance. . . For the first time in its twenty five year history, Wrestlemania will leave America and Canada. . . For the first time ever, Wrestlemania will come to you live from the United Kingdom, where new memories will be shared.




***VIDEO PROMO***


Shawn Michaels & Edge are shown on a split screen, warming up in their respective locker rooms for their World Heavyweight Championship match.

***MIXED RECEPTION – CHEERS FOR HBK AT FIRST AND THEN BOOS FOR EDGE***

Michael Cole: There we see the two men who won’t just be battling it out in the main event tonight Coach, but the two men who will be competing for the World Heavyweight Championship

The Coach: Michael, I can’t wait much longer, just bring them out right now!

Jim Ross: Sorry to disappoint you Coach, but you’re going to have to wait a little bit longer, because coming up next, it is the battle for the WWE Championship


***VIDEO RECAP***

  • Randy Orton putting John Cena on the shelf from Raw last October
  • Orton winning the title at No Mercy
  • Cena returning to Raw in January, shocking Orton, leading to the rematch being announced at the Royal Rumble
  • Their TLC match at the Rumble with some of the highlights, ending in Orton claiming the title
  • Kane returning in his mask to win the Royal Rumble, eliminating his brother to win it
  • Kane appearing on Raw the next night and chokeslamming Orton
  • Orton travelling to Smackdown and trying to convince Kane to stay on the blue brand, but once again being attacked
  • Eric Bischoff announcing a Cena/Orton match with Cena getting a title shot at Wrestlemania if he could beat Orton, and Kane’s distraction to give Cena the win
  • Paul Bearer announcing straight after that Kane would be challenging for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania
  • Bearer being shown laid out backstage with a Cena cap next to him
  • Later on that night, Cena making his entrance with Kane attacking him and chokeslamming him off the stage
  • Orton admitting that he was behind the attack the next week, then Bischoff making a match between Orton & Kane for later on
  • The match, and Orton getting DQ’d, then attacking Kane with a steel chair, but looking shocked as Kane sat up when Orton though he had him
  • Cena returning to Raw and attacking Orton & Kane, chokeslamming Kane through the announce table
  • The stare down from last week on Raw when Orton won his match with Cena standing up at the announce table with Kane on the ramp


***CUT TO RINGSIDE***


“Burned” blasts out, as does Kane’s pyro as The Big Red Machine & a smiling Paul Bearer make their way down to the ring

Lilian Garcia:
This bout is scheduled for one fall, and it is for the WWE CHAMPIONSHIP. . . Introducing first, the challengers. . . First being accompanied to the ring by Paul Bearer, weighing in at 323 pounds. . . KANE!

***HEAT***

Jerry Lawler: It’s time JR, this is going to be incredible!

Jim Ross: It sure is King. . . I can’t help but ask myself if it is this man’s destiny to become the WWE Champion tonight. . . He has been nothing short of unstoppable since he shocked the world, winning the Royal Rumble on his return back in January. . . I think we might just see a new WWE Champion at the end of the night

Jerry Lawler: JR, I think it’s more Randy Orton’s destiny to retain the title, but you’re right about one thing, Kane has looked almost invincible since he’s returned. . . I fear for John Cena and Randy Orton tonight

“My Time is Now” plays as a very focused John Cena walks out to the stage

Lilian Garcia:
From West Newbury, Massachusetts. . . weighing in at 240 pounds. . . JOHN CENA!

***HEAVY MIXED RECEPTION***

Jim Ross: However, it may just be that this man can raise his game like he always does at Wrestlemania. . . John Cena has yet to taste defeat at Wrestlemania, and for the last three years, he has left Wrestlemania the WWE Champion

Jerry Lawler: You don’t need to tell me JR, I’ve been sat right here for every single one of those matches, and I’ve not seen anyone since Shawn Michaels step up their game on this stage like John Cena. . . There’s no way you can write this man off tonight

“Voices” blasts out & Randy Orton walks down to the ring with a very serious look on his face

Lilian Garcia:
And finally. . . from St Louis, Missouri, weighing in at 245 pounds. . . he is the WWE Champion. . . “The Legend Killer”, RANDY ORTON!

***TON OF HEAT***

Jim Ross: And King, you can’t write this man off either

Jerry Lawler: Absolutely not. Randy Orton has been, in my eyes, the greatest WWE Champion for a long time, and I don’t think he is going to let that run come to an end here tonight

Jim Ross: He has one big fight on his hands, arguably the biggest of his career against two absolute relentless superstars in Kane and John Cena

Jerry Lawler: I know that JR, but more importantly, so does Randy Orton. . . You can guarantee that Orton has prepared for this since the second he signed the contract. . . He knows what he’s in for tonight, and I think he might surprise a few people

Jim Ross: Well it’s time to find out just what destiny has in store for The Legend Killer. . . Fasten your seatbelts folks cos we’re in for one wild ride


***MATCH #9***



WWE CHAMPIONSHIP
John Cena vs. Kane w/Paul Bearer vs. Randy Orton (c)


Kane walks directly in to the middle of the ring as a cautious Cena and Orton look tensely at each other for a couple of seconds while Kane tilts his head. Cena turns back to look at Kane before charging at him and hammering away with right hands while Orton watches on carefully, looking as if he’s ready to pick up the scraps. Cena’s rights get the crowd going as he puts Kane on the back foot before grabbing his arm and trying for an irish whip, but The Big Red Machine is able to reverse it. As Cena comes back off the ropes, he fights back with a clothesline to the chest of Kane, but it doesn’t do much damage as Kane remains on his feet. Cena looks up at the fearsome sight of Kane staring back down at him and decides to try again as he turns back to run off the ropes, coming back firing at Kane with a more aggressive clothesline, knocking Kane slightly off balance as Orton watches on with interest, still holding back in the corner.


Cena has a look of fire in his eyes as he turns back round and races back in to the ropes, and as he comes back, he knocks Kane off his feet with a third vicious clothesline. The fans cheer as Kane hits the mat while Cena waits for him to return to his feet while Orton still stays out of harms way in the corner. As Kane gets up, Cena is on him like a rash and nails him with a series of right hands to the head with them seeming to register. He then whips Kane in to the corner and then charges in at The Big Red Monster, but he runs right in to a raised boot from Kane. Cena staggers out of the corner holding his face and then turns round as Kane runs out of the corner and takes him down with a falling clothesline, sending Cena rolling towards the ropes. As Kane starts to stand back up, Orton sees his chance to strike as he runs over and clubs Kane across the back relentlessly, keeping him on his knees.


He then tries to pull Kane up, but the challenger to his title gets to his knees and stuns Orton with an uppercut thrust, landing on Orton’s chin and knocking him back a couple of paces. Kane then follows up by nailing him with another before scooping him up and slamming him right back down again. He then turns back in to the ropes, comes back and tries for an elbow drop as he drives it towards Orton, but The Legend Killer rolls to the side with Kane hitting the mat. Orton races back up to his feet with Kane getting back up too as Cena starts squirming by the ropes. Orton looks focused as hell as he hits Kane with a european uppercut and follows up with a couple more, putting Kane on the back foot enough to try for an irish whip. The Big Red Machine reverses it as he sends Orton flying in to the ropes, and as the WWE Champion comes back, Kane sends him overhead with a back body drop.


Orton lands hard on his back and sits up holding his back while his face scrunches up a little while Cena stands back up and sees Orton in pain. He then walks over to Kane and spins him round, allowing him to kick Kane hard in the gut. He then whips him in to the ropes and is able to send Kane down to the mat with a hip toss. He doesn’t remain on the mat for long as he makes his way back up to his feet straight away, along with Orton who also stands back up close to Kane. Cena walks over to Orton and grabs him by the head, then reaches out to grab Kane’s head before banging them both together to a pop from the crowd. Kane looks unsteady as Orton staggers back in to the ropes looking very groggy with Cena taking advantage as he runs at him and clotheslines him over the top rope.


The fans cheer as Cena looks down and smiles as Orton hits the floor for a couple of seconds before turning back round and charging at Kane, who swings an arm out. Cena ducks underneath it to run through off the ropes, and as he comes back, he takes Kane down with a diving shoulder tackle to the delight of the fans who cheer with some boos being heard. Orton makes his way back up to his feet on the outside, and Cena sees it as it happens right in front of him. He races to the ropes and baseball slides out of the ring to hit Orton with a right hand before grabbing his wrist and trying to whip him in to the barricade, but it’s reversed by Orton as Cena crashes in to the wall, back first.


Cena winces in pain as his back crashes in to the wall with Orton not relenting as he pulls Cena back and then scoops him up before dropping him face first on to the barrier in front of the Florida fans. Cena’s head bounces off the security wall before he just falls in a heap on the floor while Orton turns back and sees Kane standing back up with his back to him. The Legend Killer slides back in the ring in a hurry as he runs up behind Kane and clubs him across the back. He then spins him round and tries for an irish whip, but Kane reverses it again as Orton is sent in to the ropes, and as he comes back, Kane catches him and plants him with a SIDEWALK SLAM. . . . . Orton lands hard on his back with Kane following up by readjusting his position to go for a cover. . . . .


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Orton lifts his shoulder up but he still looks in pain as he rolls on to his side while Kane makes his way back up to his feet. Once up, he reaches down and pulls the champion up to his knees, but Orton shocks him by driving his forearm in to the chest of Kane and then dragging himself back in to the corner to get away from Kane. It doesn’t work as Kane walks menacingly over to him, but Orton shifts forward and grabs Kane around the top of the legs, then drags him back with Kane landing on his knees as his face strikes the middle pad. Orton turns round with a sick smirk on his face as Paul Bearer panics on the outside. The Legend Killer then stands back up and stomps away at Kane’s back several times before the referee steps up behind him and tries to calm him down, but Orton carries on stomping away and then as the referee gets in his face, Orton pushes him away. The ref walks back over and yells at Orton, but he just ignores it as Kane slumps in the corner. Orton walks back across the ring and then turns back round before charging back at Kane as he pulls himself up the ropes and drives his boot right in to the back of his head as it rests up against the pad on the second rope. The WWE Champion rushes as he drags Kane by the feet out of the corner, turns him over and goes for a cover. . . . .


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Easy kick out from Kane as Orton sits up looking pissed. He then sits Kane up and applies a rear naked chin lock to the monster with a look of real determination on his face, trying desperately to get Kane to tap out, but it’s just happening as Kane fights the hold. He is able to get back up to his feet with Orton looking slightly worried as The Big Red Machine shows him what he’s up against by lifting Orton up and falls back to the mat, hitting a side suplex and sending the champion crashing in to the mat, getting a decent pop from the crowd who seem to be split between all three men. Kane responds by making his way back up to his feet with Orton also sitting back up, and as he is able to stand up, Kane grabs him by the arm straight away and whips him hard in to the corner. Cena can be seen coming round on the outside as Kane charges in at Orton and nails him with a hard clothesline with Orton then staggering out of the corner.


Kane then climbs up to the top rope as we can see Cena sitting back up on the outside, but as Orton turns round to face Kane inside, The Big Red Machine leaps off for the top for a FLYING CLOTHESLINE. . . . . As Kane comes down with his arm stretched out, Orton dodges it at the last second by ducking to the side as Kane hits the mat. He doesn’t stay down for long as he makes his way back up, but so does Orton who has Kane in his sights, kicking him in the gut and pulling his head in to position for a DDT as Cena walks over to the apron. Kane fights back at Orton and lifts him off his feet and tosses him hard down to the mat with Orton rolling to the ropes and holding his back as Cena slips under the bottom rope. He runs at Kane and hits him with a couple of hard rights, putting him on the back foot before kicking him in the gut and pulling Kane’s head under his arm. Cena then grabs Kane’s leg and plants him with an INVERTED FISHERMAN SUPLEX. . . . . With Cena still hooking Kane’s leg, the referee counts Kane’s shoulders. . . . .


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Kane kicks out, but Cena has his game face on as he rushes back up to his feet, followed by Kane. But as Kane starts to stand back up, Cena runs past him and in to the ropes, and as he comes back off the ropes, he grabs Kane by the head and takes him down with THE THROWBACK. . . . . Again the crowd react in a mixed manner, but mainly positive as Cena again is quick to get back to his feet with Kane also standing up, looking a little dazed as Cena then shifts behind Kane, lifts him up by the waist and sends him down to the mat with a SPIN OUT POWERBOMB. . . . . Cena holds on for the cover as the ref makes the count. . . . .


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Kane kicks out by kicking his foot back in to Cena’s face, who falls back to the mat for a couple of seconds before sitting back up. He shakes off the pain as he stands back up and walks over to the corner, climbing up to the second rope as Kane gets to his knees. But before Kane can stand up straight, Cena jumps off the second rope and hits a DIVING LEG DROP BULLDOG. . . . . Kane’s face hits the canvas as Cena tries to take advantage again by hooking the leg for a cover. . . . .


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Kane gets his shoulder up as Orton starts to squirm around by the ropes while Cena carries on with things, standing back up to his feet and signalling for the FIVE KNUCKLE SHUFFLE. . . . . The mixture of cheers and boos meets him as he turns back in to the ropes, comes back and does his taunt before dropping to nail Kane in the head as Orton stands back up and walks up behind Cena. He grabs Cena around the waist as he gets back up and plants him with a WHEELBARROW SUPLEX. . . . . Orton drove Cena hard in to the mat, front first and looks to take advantage by turning him over and going for a cover. . . . .


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Orton looks to get on with things as he stands back up straight away and then jumps up in to the air before driving his knee in to the chest of Cena. He then looks to put a further hurting on Cena by applying body scissors to the former champion. Cena screams out in pain at first as Orton squeezes tight, but Kane is getting back up to his feet, and he cuts short Cena’s suffering by stomping on the ribs of Orton, forcing him to let the hold go. Kane watches on as Orton struggles to his feet, and once he’s up, The Big Red Machine grabs him around the throat with a double handed choke lift, but Orton fights it and is able to slip back down to his feet. Kane hits him with an uppercut thrust though, knocking Orton back before turning back in to the ropes, but as he comes back, The Legend Killer responds with a PERFECT STANDING DROPKICK. . . . . With Cena showing signs of movement, Orton crawls over to Kane and stretches his arm out over his chest for a cover. . . . .


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Again Kane kicks out as a downbeat Orton pulls his arm back before slowly making his way back up to his feet, but so is Cena. As they both stand up and turn round to face each other, Orton reacts first to kick Cena in the gut and explodes with a SNAP DDT. . . . . That also brings a mixed response from the crowd as Cena’s head is just spiked in to the mat, and as Kane starts to stand back up, Orton is desperate to wrap the match up by going for a cover. . . . .


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Cena just lifts his shoulder up, leaving Orton shell shocked as he sits up and stares down in disbelief before seeing Kane getting back up. The WWE Champion stands back up and tries to take care of Kane, throwing a right hand at him, but The Big Red Monster blocks it and quickly nails Orton with a right hand of his own before whipping him in to the corner with Orton’s back hitting the pads. Kane then charges in at him, but Orton steps out and to the side as Kane runs in to the pads. He staggers round with Orton then unloading with a series of right hands and kicks to the gut before then climbing up to the second rope and hitting Kane with right hand after right hand as the crowd count along. But as Orton gets to seven punches, the monster fights back and grabs him around the top of the legs, walks out of the corner with Orton above his head and drops him down to the mat with a FALLING POWERBOMB. . . . . Orton landed hard and sells it by rolling around in agony, but Kane shimmies around and hooks the leg with the ref counting the champion’s shoulders. . . . .


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Bearer looks shocked on the outside as Orton just gets his shoulder up. Kane pulls himself back up to his knees and sees Orton in pain with Cena still motionless after the killer DDT. The monster stands back up and lifts his right hand up in to the air, seemingly getting ready for a CHOKESLAM. . . . . He waits patiently as slowly but surely, a groggy looking Orton gets back up and turns round with Kane then looking to grab Orton around the throat, but Orton ducks under Kane’s arm. The champion then runs in to the ropes, comes back and hits Kane as he turns round with a back elbow smash, knocking his challenger off balance. Orton then shifts behind him, grabs him around the neck and takes him down with a SIDE INVERTED BACKBREAKER. . . . . Orton’s eyes light up and he thinks this might be it as he hooks both of Kane’s shoulders with the ref counting the fall. . . . .


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. . . . . KICK OUT!



Orton sits up looking frustrated at the referee, who tells him it was a two count, just to anger the champ a bit more. He then lifts himself back up while Kane remains on the mat, but Orton’s eyes light up as he sees Cena getting to his knees to the side of him. The Legend Killer’s eyes zoom in on Cena as he turns round and urges his arch nemesis up, seeming to be getting ready for the RKO. . . . . The crowd make their feelings clear with them being split between both men as Cena makes his way back up to his feet, not seeming to know where he is, but Kane also sits up and slowly makes his way back up with Orton completely oblivious of it. As Cena just about stands up, Orton leaps up in to the air, looking to grab Cena’s head, but Cena pushes Orton away and right in to the clutches of Kane as he stands up, grabbing the champion around the throat.


The crowd go nuts as Kane has Orton in his clutches, but Cena walks up to him with Kane then grabbing Cena with his other hand, setting them up for a DOUBLE CHOKESLAM. . . . . A huge mixture of cheers and boos ring out as Bearer lifts his hands in the air in delight on the outside, but before Kane can lift them up, both Orton & Cena kick him in the stomach and then pull his head down before lifting him vertically in to the air and falling back to the mat for a DOUBLE SUPLEX. . . . . That gets a big pop from the Orlando crowd, but as Cena & Orton get back up to their feet, they stare intensely at each other for several seconds until Orton turns to the side for a split second before turning back and swinging a wild right. Cena sees it coming and ducks his head before lifting Orton on to his shoulders for the F U. . . . . The fans are going crazy now as Orton looks in trouble, but he slips down Cena’s back to safety and quickly nails him with an OVERDRIVE. . . . . Orton hurries as he turns Cena on to his back and then going for a cover. . . . .


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Cena gets his shoulder up, leaving Orton to get even more frustrated. But as he sees Cena coming round, he stands back up and retreats to the corner with evil intentions in his eyes, stalking his prey for the PUNT. . . . . Orton looks ready to explode as Cena starts to make his way on to his knees, but he is distracted by Kane as the monster pulls himself back up to his feet. Orton looks pissed and charges at Kane, but the champion ends up with Kane’s hand wrapped around his throat once again, and this time he ends up being raised up in to the air and dropped down to the mat with a CHOKESLAM. . . . . The fans again don’t know whether to boo or cheer as Kane drops to his knees and makes the cover. . . . .


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Bearer is left looking stunned as Cena just dived across in time to stop the count. Cena slowly makes his way up to his feet, still looking very groggy as Kane picks himself back up too. Cena looks tensely at Kane who gives Cena an evil stare as they stand about five feet apart, but as Kane moves forward, Cena catches him off guard with a drop toe hold and quickly locks in the STFU. . . . . The fans are loving it as they cheer like crazy, whether it’s for Cena or for support to Kane, we don’t know as Cena looks like bursting an artery in his head in an attempt to make Kane tap just off the centre of the ring. He’s doing everything he can as his face gets redder and redder with Kane reaching out his arm as he tries to drag himself towards the ropes.


Bearer walks round and stands in front of him, urging him to pull himself to the ropes as Cena continues to apply tons of pressure on the challenger as he is slowly able to drag himself closer to the ropes and survival. Cena notices and cranks it up a notch, really busting a gut now as he really applies the pressure to his fellow challenger. It seems to work as Kane can’t get any closer, but with his father encouraging him on the outside, he gives it one last fight and uses every last bit of strength and energy to drag himself closer and closer with Cena panicking. He gets within touching distance as Cena holds on for dear life, but Kane reaches out and grabs hold of the bottom rope with the crowd again firmly split.


The referee tells an upset Cena to let the hold go, which he reluctantly does as a gloating Paul Bearer looks up and smiles at him. Cena stares down at him for a couple of seconds before turning round to see Orton getting up to his knees while the referee warns Bearer. He walks slowly over towards the champion and then attempts to pull him up to his feet, but Orton shocks him by rising up and planting him out of nowhere with the RKO. . . . . A surprising amount of cheers ring out, but Bearer panics and reaches inside to grab the referee’s foot while Orton reaches his arm out across Cena’s chest, expecting the referee to count. The referee turns round and tells Bearer to let go, but he doesn’t, with the referee desperately trying to free himself, which he does as he rushes over to count the fall. . . . .


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SHOULDER UP. . . . . SO CLOSE!



Orton sits up and holds his head in his hands, looking stunned that Cena kicked out as Bearer looks almighty relieved that Cena got his shoulder up while Kane starts to shift about as he lies on the mat. Orton’s face turns to thunder as he immediately stands up and turns Cena over on to his chest before locking in THE ORTON CLUTCH. . . . . The champion looks possessed as Cena remains very groggy after the RKO. Orton pulls very hard as he tries to get Cena to tap with the crowd seeming to be very pro Orton. Kane starts to sit up as Cena fights the hold, lifting his right arm in to the air and fighting for dear life as he then tries to pull himself to the ropes, but Orton has other ideas as he pulls even harder with the strain starting to show on Cena as he screams out in pain.


He keeps on fighting, but he can’t get close to the ropes and he looks to be on the verge of tapping when Kane gets back to his feet and walks over to them before stamping on Orton’s back, breaking up the hold to a mixed reaction from the crowd. Kane then reaches down to pull Orton up to his feet and then swings a right hand at him, but the champ blocks it and then kicks Kane in the mid section. Orton then turns back and runs in to the ropes, but as he comes back, Kane lifts his boot up towards Orton’s face. The Legend Killer ducks it and stops dead with Kane then turning round in to an RKO. . . . . ORTON HIT IT OUT OF NOWHERE. . . . . The champ hurries to turn over on the mat and hooks the leg for a cover. . . . .


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Kane kicks out, leaving Orton, Bearer and the crowd stunned. Orton races up to his feet in absolute shock and gets right in the face of the referee, yelling at him that it was a three count, but the ref tells him it wasn’t, leaving Orton devastated as he holds his head in his hands. Bearer is close to wetting his pants with joy on the outside while Kane starts to show signs of movement as Cena drags himself to the ropes and gets up to his knees. Orton stares down at Kane and then walks in to the corner, focusing on Kane as he prepares to PUNT THE BIG RED MACHINE IN THE HEAD. . . . . Orton holds the ropes with one arm either side as he sets his sights on Kane as he starts to sit up with Cena standing up by the ropes. Orton doesn’t seem to notice him as he only has eyes for Kane, and as he then charges out of the corner, Cena walks away from the ropes and in to the middle of the ring to drop toe hold Orton and LOCKS IN THE STFU. . . . .


Orton didn’t see that coming, and he looks in trouble as Kane isn’t on his knees yet while Cena makes him scream in pain. The champ looks desperate as he lifts his arm up in the air to try and fight the hold with the electric crowd again going nuts, watching on as Cena’s face goes bright red with the sheer pressure and determination to make Orton tap. Kane gets back up to his feet behind them with the crowd trying to warn Cena, but as Kane turns round, he sees the danger and stamps Cena on the back of his head, forcing the hold to be broken. Kane bends down and pulls Cena right up to his feet as Orton crawls over to the ropes. Kane grabs Cena by the throat, lifts him up in the air AND PLANTS HIM WITH A CHOKESLAM. . . . . Cena lands hard on the mat as Kane drops down to his knees and makes the cover. . . . .


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Cena shows his resilience by lifting his shoulder up, but the monster clearly isn’t amused as he stands back up to see Orton using the ropes to help himself back up. Kane charges at Orton and clotheslines him over the top to the outside. Orton lands on the floor and doesn’t show any sign of getting back up anytime soon. Kane turns back round to see Cena slowly getting to his knees, and then walks menacingly over to him where he brings his arm across his neck, signalling for the end. He then scoops Cena on to his shoulder, trying to set him up for the TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER. . . . . Cena fights it straight away and slips down Kane’s back with The Big Red Machine turning round in to Cena, who lifts Kane on to his shoulders for the F U. . . . . Kane fights it with elbows to the head and is able to force Cena to let go with Kane landing on his feet. Cena turns round in to a scoop lift from Kane, who lifts him in on to his shoulder and pulls him in to position for the TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER. . . . . There’s no escape for Cena as Kane brings him down his body, resting Cena’s head by his knees as he drops down, driving Cena’s head in to the mat. Orton stands back up on the outside as Kane crosses Cena’s arm as the referee makes the count. . . . .


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HE’S TOO LATE. . . . . IT’S OVER. . . . . WE HAVE A NEW WWE CHAMPION!



WINNER: By pinfall, and new WWE Champion, Kane @ 24:46.


AFTERMATH: “Burned” blasts out as Orton looks on in horror. Kane stands back up while the referee walks over to the ropes and collects the WWE Championship as Paul Bearer climbs up the steps and in to the ring. He walks over towards Kane as the referee brings the belt over with Bearer then asking for the belt. As he is passed it, Orton remains on his knees and holds one hand at each side of his head, looking shell shocked while Bearer straps the belt around Kane’s waist. Kane then lifts his arms up in the air and sets off his pyro with Orton then standing up several feet behind Kane & Bearer. He backs up to the ropes and then leaves the ring, not taking his eyes off of them as he back tracks up the aisle, still looking stunned while Bearer applauds the new WWE Champion.


Jerry Lawler: I can’t believe it JR, we have a new WWE Champion

Jim Ross: I’m not quite sure Randy Orton can believe it either King. He gave it his all tonight, but it just wasn’t enough. . . From this very moment, Kane is the new WWE Champion

Jerry Lawler: And how crazy does that sound JR? . . . This monster is now the top dog on Raw

Jim Ross: I think we are in for a very unpredictable new era on Monday nights with this man as the new WWE Champion. All hell is going to break loose, starting tomorrow night


***VIDEO PROMO***

Shots of Kane in a deserted warehouse are shown with a worried looking Randy Orton lurking in the corners. A trail of fire then ignites around the now empty warehouse with glass shattering.

VOICEOVER: There comes a time when consequences will be felt. . . They come when you least expect them. . . They come when you don’t want them, but you have no option but to deal with them. . . You have to deal with the Backlash.




***CUT TO RINGSIDE***


Michael Cole:
Well Coach, I for one am glad I won’t be at Backlash now that Kane is the new WWE Champion, but it’s nearly time for us to find out who will leave the main event of Wrestlemania 24 as the World Heavyweight Champion. . . We’re just a matter of minutes away from finding out who that man will be, whether it be Shawn Michaels or Edge. . . Let’s see what brought these two superstars to this oh so special occasion.


***VIDEO RECAP***

  • Shawn Michaels facing Batista at SNME in December for the World Championship, and Edge accidentally costing Batista the title
  • Edge facing Shawn Michaels for the World Championship in Canada with Michael Shane in his corner, only for Batista to cause a DQ
  • William Regal making a triple threat match for the Royal Rumble
  • The Rumble title match with HBK winning with the sweet chin music on Batista
  • Edge demanding a one on one match on Smackdown, claiming he didn’t lose at the Rumble
  • Regal making a six man elimination match for SNME with the winner facing HBK at Wrestlemania
  • Edge pinning Ric Flair at SNME to become the number one contender
  • Edge gloating on Smackdown and running down Michaels, calling him a fake and saying that he is Mr. Wrestlemania, not HBK
  • Michaels being attacked by Edge and The Rated R Superstar giving him a taste of the con-chair-to
  • Michaels returning to Smackdown, surprising Edge and telling him he is going to give his best Wrestlemania performance and keep the World Championship
  • Last week on Smackdown, Edge teaming up with Umaga to face HBK & The Undertaker, ending with Edge getting DQ’d for a chair shot and standing above him with an intense look on his face to end the show


***CUT TO RINGSIDE***


“Metalingus” blasts its way out of the speakers as the very determined Edge walks down to the ring

Michael Cole:
Ladies and gentleman, the time has come. . . Is Edge the man that he says he is? . . . Will he end the legacy of Mr. Wrestlemania right here tonight?

The Coach: Yes!

Michael Cole: You’re not even going to think about it?

The Coach: I don’t need to Michael. . . Let me remind you of something. . . Just like The Undertaker, Edge has never been pinned or made to submit at Wrestlemania and Shawn Michael has on several occasions. . . There’s no doubt in my mind that we are going to see a new World Heavyweight Champion crowned right here tonight

“Sexy Boy” nearly breaks the sound barrier as Shawn Michaels walks out to the stage, looking quite relaxed

Michael Cole:
Well this is what it’s all about, Shawn Michaels and the World Heavyweight Championship

The Coach: Don’t get carried away Michael cos this is the last time you will see that belt around the waste of the soon to be former World Champion

Michael Cole: Coach, he’s not called Mr. Wrestlemania or the show stopper for no reason. . . We saw The Undertaker take his performance to another level earlier tonight, and you can guarantee that The Heartbreak Kid will do the exact same thing

The Coach: He can take it to any level he wants Michael, it still won’t be enough to leave Florida as the World Champion

Michael Cole: Don’t count the chickens before they hatch Coach. . . Anyway, let’s take it to the ring and Justin Roberts

Justin Roberts: This bout is scheduled for one fall, and it is for the WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP. . .

***MASSIVE POP***

Justin Roberts: Introducing first, in the corner to my left, the challenger, from Toronto, Canada. . . weighing in at 250 pounds. . . “THE RATED R SUPERSTAR”. . . EDGE!

***TONS OF HEAT***

Justin Roberts: And his opponent, in the corner to my right. . . from San Antonio, Texas, weighing in at 225 pounds. . . he is the current reigning and defending WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION. . . “The Main Event”, “The Show Stopper”, “The Heartbreak Kid”. . . SHAWN MICHAELS!

***HUGE OVATION***


***THE MAIN EVENT***



WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Shawn Michaels (c) vs. Edge


Michaels stands in his corner and passes his belt to Micky Henson as an intense Edge stares straight at the World Champion, and as the bell rings, Michaels steps out of the corner with Edge charging right at him. Michaels ducks his head as Edge runs past him, but he stops himself and turns back round with HBK grabbing his head and applying a side headlock. Edge fights it straight away and pushes Michaels in to the ropes, and as HBK comes back, he barges Edge down to the mat, getting a pop from the crowd. Edge is quick to get back to his feet as he walks in to a hard right hand from the World Champion that sends him back down to the mat. He races back up, but in to another right that again sends him down to the mat. It’s not enough to keep Edge from returning to his feet as Michaels then grabs him by the arm and tries for an irish whip that is then reversed by Edge, but as HBK comes back off the ropes, he takes the challenger down with a LOU THESZ PRESS. . . . .


The crowd cheers on HBK as he pummels Edge with continuous right hands to the head. After nailing Edge several times, the champ gets back up on his feet, reaches down to pull Edge up to his knees and then turns and runs in to the ropes, but as he comes back, Edge nails him with a FALLING CLOTHESLINE. . . . . Both men stay down for several seconds with Michaels crawling towards the ropes as Edge starts to get back up. Michaels uses the ropes to help him get back up, and as Edge stands up, he sees Michaels and gets a look of rage on his face before charging at the champion, but HBK sees him in time to lift him over his shoulder and to the floor below. A pop breaks out as Edge hits the floor while Michaels takes a couple of seconds to have a short breather before turning round to see Edge getting to his knees.


HBK holds on to the top rope, watching closely as Edge stands up, and as he turns round to face the ring, Michaels uses the ropes to elevate him in to the air and FALL DOWN ON TO EDGE WITH A SLINGSHOT CROSS BODY. . . . . The crowd cheer again as Michaels stands back up and milks the applause before sliding back in to the ring and back out again to break the count. He then walks back over to Edge, pulls him up to his feet and grabs him by the arm to try and whip him in to the steps, but The Rated R Superstar reverses it with Michaels crashing back first in to the steps. The Heartbreak Kid ends up slumped down against the steps while Edge leans on the apron for a couple of seconds to recover. He then walks over to Michaels and drags him up to his feet, then shoves him back in the ring before climbing back in himself to cover HBK. . . . .


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Michaels gets his shoulder up easily as an angry Edge gets back up to his feet and stomps across HBK’s chest twice before walking over to the corner and climbing to the top rope. Michaels pulls himself up to his feet slowly as Edge lies in wait on the top rope, looking desperate to pounce, and as HBK turns round, Edge jumps off the top and connects with a MISSILE DROPKICK. . . . . Edge then scurries back across the mat to hook both of Michaels’ legs for a cover. . . . .


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Again, Michaels kicks out, leaving Edge frustrated as he sits up. He grabs Michaels’ head and rolls him on to his knees as he stands up at the same time, then pulls him up to his feet and whips him in to the ropes. As Michaels comes back, Edge lifts his boot up towards Michaels’ face, but HBK ducks it, stops dead to turn round and lift Edge back on to his shoulder, sending him down to the mat with a SIDE SUPLEX. . . . . The fans cheer HBK as he turns it round on his challenger, but he stays down too, still feeling the effects of the previous minutes. Both men start to make their way back to their feet at the same time with Michaels blocking a right from Edge and hammering him with a couple of his own before turning round and running in to the ropes, but as he comes back, Edge stuns him by nailing him with a SPINNING WHEEL KICK. . . . .


Edge steals back the momentum and looks to take advantage as he gets back up by dragging Michaels over to the ropes and puts HBK’s left leg on the bottom rope. He holds on to the top rope before using it to jump up and come down with his feet on to Michaels’ ankle, but HBK pulls it away with the only thing Edge stamping on being the bottom rope, which makes him trip and fall back to the canvas as Michaels rolls to the side. Both men start to come back round, and as they stand up with Edge by the ropes, HBK gets up in the middle of the ring having rolled and away from the ropes. Edge looks pissed as he turns round and sees Michaels standing there, so runs right at him, but Michaels reacts by taking him down with a tackle, getting the crowd going yet again.


Michaels stands back up and drags Edge back up too, then hits him across the chest with some real hard chops, forcing Edge back against the ropes. With Edge forced up against the ropes, Michaels grabs his arm and whips him in to the opposite set of ropes before walking in to the centre of the ring and tossing Edge down to the mat as he comes back with an arm drag. Edge takes a small bump but starts to sit up straight away with Michaels lying in wait, patiently. As Edge finds his way back up to his feet, Michaels slips behind him, grabs him by the head and arm to take him down with a SWINGING NECKBREAKER. . . . . Edge doesn’t seem to be moving as HBK turns over and goes for a cover. . . . .


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Edge lifts his shoulder up, showing some resilience as Michaels pulls himself back to his knees looking a little disappointed. He then seems to get a look in his eye, rushing to his feet and walking round to Edge’s legs and lifting them up, trying to lock in the FIGURE FOUR. . . . . Cheers ring out, but Edge fights it and pushes HBK away with his feet as Michaels turns, loosing his grip as he falls down to the mat. Both men take a few seconds before they are able to get back up, and as Michaels turns round to face Edge who swings a wild right at him. HBK ducks it as Edge then spins round with Michaels kicking him in the gut, but Edge holds on to HBK’s foot, leaving him on one leg, but the champ strikes back by smashing him in the side of the head with an ENZIGURI. . . . . A massive pop rings out as Edge just falls flat to the mat with Michaels too landing on the ground, but he quickly crawls across and turns Edge over to hook his leg while Henson makes the count. . . . .


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At the last second, Edge gets his shoulder up to the clear disappointment of the fans as they boo. Michaels also looks gutted as he sits back up while Edge crawls slowly over to the ropes facing the announce tables. Michaels watches Edge slowly using the ropes to help him up as he takes his own time standing up, allowing Edge all the time in the world to stand up, and once the challenger is up by the ropes, HBK charges at him and takes him over the top rope with a clothesline. The fans cheer again as HBK then sees Edge rolling on to his knees, so he walks over to the ropes and climbs through them to stand on the apron. He turns back round to face the ropes and holds on to the top rope with Edge standing up behind him, and as he turns round to see Edge standing up straight, Michaels uses the ropes to flip back and take Edge down with an ASAI MOONSAULT. . . . .


Edge falls to the floor with HBK on top of him, setting the crowd going again as they cheer the World Champion’s high spot. It takes the champ a few seconds before he is able to get back up, right in front of the announce table which he looks right at. He then gets the crowd going even more as he strips the Raw announce table, causing JR & King to panic as they stand up and walk to the side. He then turns back round to pull an already moving Edge back up, but The Rated R Superstar grabs HBK by the head and drives his knee in to the stomach of Shawn Michaels. With Michaels slightly crouched down and holding his gut, Edge then grabs him by the head, turns him round and smashes his head in to what’s left of the announce table. Michaels head bounces off with Edge then taking a couple of steps back as Michaels turns round, looking a little off balance.


Edge then looks to pull Michaels back, but HBK kicks him in the gut and reacts very sharply to pull Edge in to him by his head and takes his turn to smash Edge’s head in to the bare announce table. The fans cheer, and as Edge slumps against the table, Michaels turns back round and sees one of the monitors he dropped before, and then bends down to pick it up. With the crowd cheering like crazy as HBK sizes Edge up. The unsuspecting and starry eyed challenger then turns round, giving Michaels the green light to walk forward and DRIVE THE MONITOR RIGHT IN TO HIS SKULL. . . . . The fans love it and it’s obvious with the noise they make as Michaels then smirks and drops the monitor to the floor, right by Edge’s motionless body. HBK doesn’t look like he’s done as he bends down and drags his stiff challenger up to his feet and then rests him up against the announce table before pushing him on to it and spreading him out across it to a massive pop from the fans.


With Edge not moving at all as he lies across the table, Michaels turns back round and walks over to the apron, then steps back up on to it. He walks over to the corner and climbs up to the top rope, setting the fans off as they know what they’re about to see. Micky Henson also has an idea of what HBK is going to do and walks over to warn him, but HBK ignores him as he LEAPS ALL THE WAY DOWN OFF THE TOP ROPE AND DRIVES HIS ELBOW IN TO EDGE’S CHEST TO SEND THEM BOTH CRASHING THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE. . . . . Chants of “Holy Shit” ring out as both Michaels and Edge fall through the table and to the floor with only Michaels seeming to be making any slight movement. Henson rushes to the outside and checks over on both men as Michaels responds by lifting his head up off the floor. He starts to make his way back up, but it takes him a good ten seconds to get his balance right, and once he’s up, he bends down and pulls a lifeless Edge back up to his feet and drags him towards the ring apron, then rolls him under the bottom rope before climbing back in himself. Once back inside, he immediately hooks one leg and goes for a cover. . . . .


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Edge manages to survive, lifting his foot on to the bottom rope to stop the count, leading to boos coming from the pro HBK crowd. Michaels sits up and sees the foot on the rope and looks frustrated. He then pulls Edge away from the ropes and tries again as Henson counts the shoulders. . . . .


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Edge is able to lift his shoulder off the mat to slightly anger HBK who just stares blankly in to space as Edge starts to come round and roll on to his side. After a few seconds, Shawn stands back up and reaches down to pull Edge back up. He holds Edge by the top of his head and looks in to his eyes, but Edge reacts by slapping Michaels across the face. HBK touches his cheek and looks to the side before turning back round and knocking Edge down with a hard right hand. He then bends down and pulls Edge right back up, then whips him in to the ropes, but as Edge comes back, he ducks under Michaels’ outstretched arm, stops running, turns round and nails Michaels with a REVERSE DDT. . . . . It takes him a couple of seconds before he is able to try and take advantage by going for a cover, reaching his arm out across Shawn’s chest with Henson dropping down to the mat and making the count. . . . .


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Edge pulls himself back up to his knees, still not looking all there. He then stands back up slowly and crouches down to pull Michaels back up, but as HBK is being dragged up, he grabs Edge’s legs and sweeps them before he stands up fully. Edge panics as Michaels then pulls his legs around his waist and then CATAPULTS EDGE IN TO THE RING POST. . . . . Edge’s head hits the ring post, and he staggers back round with Shawn walking up to him, grabbing his arm and dragging him down to the mat, locking in THE CRIPPLER CROSSFACE. . . . . An enormous pop breaks out as Edge struggles like crazy in the crossface with Michaels making it extremely difficult for him, pulling hard on Edge’s chin. Chants of “Tap, tap, tap” ring out as Edge looks in danger, raising his arm in the air as he tries to save the match, but Michaels doesn’t give him an inch as he rips in to Edge’s face in order to make him tap.


Edge desperately tries to fight it and drag himself towards the ropes, but Michaels holds on tight with Edge looking in real danger of having to tap out. The crowd still scream for Edge to give it up, but he gives it one last push as he manages to pull himself across the mat, getting closer and closer to the ropes with Michaels trying frantically to keep the pressure on. Edge gets within touching distance of the bottom rope, and with Michaels struggling to keep him at bay, Edge reaches his arm out and grabs the bottom rope, causing the fans to boo heavily. Micky Henson tells Michaels to let the hold go, which he does in frustration as he stands back up, but he shocks everyone by pulling Edge away from the ropes and tries to apply the submission hold again. Edge fights it, keeping his head low and turning it to the side, and is somehow able to swing an elbow back in to the side of Shawn’s head, sending him round in a daze.


The champion turns back round to see Edge getting to his knees, and instead of going over to him, he decides to turn back and walk in to the corner. Henson checks if Edge is okay as he stands back up with HBK climbing up to the top rope, and as Edge stands back up with Henson behind him, HBK JUMPS OFF THE TOP FOR A DOUBLE AXE HANDLE. . . . . BUT EDGE SIDESTEPS IT WITH MICHAELS HITTING THE REFEREE INSTEAD. . . . . Edge drops to his knees in the process of dodging the move as Michaels looks in shock on the mat, seeing Henson take the fall. He forgets about Edge and tries to see if Henson is okay, but he doesn’t look to be moving with Shawn getting angry at himself. Shawn realises there’s not a lot he can do and stands back up, but as he turns round, he sees Edge on his feet and charging at him, nailing him with A SPEAR. . . . . EDGE HIT IT. . . . . IT’S ALL OVER! . . . . .


Edge looks delighted and scurries over to cover Shawn, forgetting about Henson being knocked out. Still holding on to HBK’s leg, he looks confused and turns round to see Henson laid out. He looks pissed and lets go of Shawn to move over and drag Henson across to count the fall, thinking he is capable of it before hooking Michaels’ leg again with Henson still out for the count. Edge loses it and doesn’t know what to do, but he gets a look in his eyes that suggest a light bulb has just gone off in his head. He stands back up and walks over to the ropes to climb through them and jump down to the floor below. He walks over to the timekeeper’s table and picks up a steal chair to heat from the crowd as they boo loudly with Edge tossing the chair in to the ring. Before he gets back in the ring, he ducks down against the apron and pulls out another chair from under the ring, then sliding that inside too, getting even more heat from the fans.


He then slides back inside, picking up the second chair and placing it under Shawn’s head. He then picks up the chair and stands over HBK’s body with the crowd frantically trying to warn Shawn. Edge just grins through it and lifts the chair up above his head with a look of satisfaction before bringing the chair crashing down for THE CON-CHAIR-TO. . . . . BUT SHAWN ROLLS TO THE SIDE. . . . . HBK rolls to safety and closer to the ropes with Edge hitting the other chair. Edge isn’t happy and kicks the chair on the ground away and under the bottom rope to the outside as Michaels crawls to the ropes and uses them to help him up. The Rated R Superstar locks him in his sights as he waits patiently for Shawn to turn round, walking slowly up behind him.


Again the crowd try to warn him, and as he turns round, EDGE LIFTS THE CHAIR UP AND THEN BRINGS IT CRASHING DOWN TOWARDS SHAWN’S HEAD. . . . . BUT MICHAELS DUCKS IT AGAIN WITH THE CHAIR REBOUNDING OFF THE ROPE IN TO EDGE’S SKULL. . . . . A massive pop breaks out as Edge drops the chair over the top rope and turns round in a daze as Michaels then nails him out of nowhere with a SUPER KICK. . . . . If there was a roof on The Citrus Bowl, it would be blown off right now as the fans go nuts with Michaels falling to his knees and hooking both of Edge’s legs, but Henson is only just coming round. Michaels yells at him, as do the crowd as he slowly crawls across and makes the count. . . . .


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Michaels can’t believe it as he sits up and drops his head down in to his hands, so disappointed as he thought he had it wrapped up there and then. As he sits back up, he sees Edge start to come round, and that gets HBK moving. He stands back up and walks in to the corner as he spots Edge trying to get back up on to his feet. Shawn stands in the corner and starts tuning up the band, getting the crowd going as they stomp their feet and clap in tandem with the World Champion as he gets ready to give Edge a taste of the SWEET CHIN MUSIC. . . . . Edge is close to standing back up as Michaels looks ready to explode and take Edge’s head off as he stamps his foot harder and harder on the mat, and as Edge gets up right, Michaels steps out of the corner and LIFTS HIS BOOT UP TOWARDS EDGE’S FACE. . . . . BUT EDGE DUCKS IT, SPINS MICHAELS ROUND, KICKS HIM IN THE GUT AND PLANTS HIM WITH THE EDGECUTION. . . . . Michaels looks in danger as his head is driven in to the mat. Edge rushes to turn Shawn over and go for a cover as Henson starts to count the shoulder. . . . .


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Shawn lives to fight another day by kicking out, leaving Edge angry with Henson. He stands up and gets in the still hurting official’s face, who tells him it was just a two count as Michaels crawls in to the corner behind Edge’s back. Edge then gives up the protest, seeing it’s pointless and turns round to see Michaels getting up in the corner. He focuses on HBK and seems to be stalking him for another SPEAR. . . . . Michaels leans up against the pads in the corner as Edge races out of the corner towards him, but Michaels stays in the corner and as Edge gets closer, he pulls himself up to the second rope and HITS A SUNSET FLIP AS EDGE GETS IN TO THE CORNER, ROLLING HIM FORWARD FOR A COVER. . . . .


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Edge pushes off with his feet as both men then try to get up to their feet as quickly as they possibly can. They turn round in to each other with Michaels trying for a whip in to the corner, but Edge reverses it with Michaels hitting the pads hard, back first. Edge then charges at him, but Michaels lifts his boot up in to Edge’s face with the challenger turning round and staggering out of the corner while Michaels pulls himself up to the second rope. As Edge then turns back round to face Shawn, the World Champion dives off the second rope and TAKES EDGE DOWN WITH A CROSS BODY. . . . . Edge is able to roll it through though for a cover of his own. . . . .


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HBK kicks out with both men hurrying back up again. Edge hits Michaels with a right and whips him in to the ropes, but as HBK comes back, he ducks under Edge’s arm, runs through and as he comes back the second time, he nails Edge with a FLYING FOREARM. . . . . The crowd like that, but he gets a bigger pop as he flips up to his feet. The crowd are going crazy as Michaels walks in to the corner and climbs to the top rope. With Edge down in the middle of the ring, HBK takes a giant leap off the top and LOOKS TO HIT THE HEARTBREAK ELBOW. . . . . BUT NO. . . . . EDGE ROLLS TO THE SIDE AND TO SAFETY. . . . . Boos ring out in The Citrus Bowl as Michaels crash lands on to the mat with Edge dodging the bullet. It takes both men a good ten seconds before they slowly make their way back up, and once they’re up, HBK takes a wild swing with his right hand at Edge, but the challenger ducks it with Michaels spinning right back in a 360 and into an INSIDE CRADLE. . . . .


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Both men get back up quickly with Michaels reversing an irish whip from Edge, and he then ducks his head, but as Edge comes back off the ropes, The Rated R Superstar swings his boot up in to Michaels’ head, snapping the champion’s head back up. Edge takes full advantage as Michaels spins round holding his face by planting him with the SIT DOWN HALF NELSON SLAM. . . . . Henson races down to his knees and makes the count. . . . .


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Michaels gets his shoulder up, leaving Edge very agitated as he stands back up, looking like he’s ready to kill Shawn. The champ sits back up with Edge urging him up, and as Michaels gets to his knees, Edge seems to have had enough and walks over to him and tries to pull him up, but Michaels catches him by surprise by rolling him in to an INSIDE CRADLE. . . . .


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Edge kicks out this time with both men getting back up quickly with Edge kicking Michaels in the gut and whipping him hard in to the corner. Michaels back hits the pads hard as he then staggers out of the corner with Edge racing at him and connecting with A SPEAR. . . . . IT’S GOT TO BE OVER. . . . . NEW WORLD CHAMPION. . . . . Michaels hits the mat by the ropes with Edge shifting round to hook Michaels’ nearest leg with Henson making the count. . . . .


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Edge sits up in horror as he sees Michaels’ other foot firmly placed on the bottom rope, he can’t believe it as the crowd go nuts, cheering like mad as HBK stays in the match and holds on to his title. Edge stresses and looks like he’s about to self implode as he stands back up and grabs hold of Shawn’s feet to drag him away from the ropes, but HBK kicks him away with Edge falling back to the mat. He gets back up quickly and tries to stomp Shawn in the gut, but Shawn grabs his boot and then quickly grabs the other foot too. Shawn then stands up and sweeps Edge’s leg from under him and locks in THE SHARPSHOOTER. . . . . Michaels turns Edge on to his back in the centre of the ring, with the challenger looking like he has nowhere to go whatsoever as the crowd go crazy again. Edge screams out in pain as Michaels’ face shows complete determination, striving to make Edge tap by putting pressure on his lower back. It’s clear Edge is struggling as he is unable to move and continues to scream in absolute agony while HBK just pulls harder and harder on his legs. . . . .


“TAP, TAP, TAP, TAP”


The chant is deafening from the crowd as they try to force Edge to give it up, but he’s having none of it as it just seems to encourage him more to stay in the match as he fights it and starts to drag himself slowly away from the middle of the ring and closer to the ropes. Michaels doesn’t panic and just tries to apply more pressure to make him tap, but it’s not working as Edge pulls himself closer and closer to the ropes, and he gets within touching distance. . . . . BUT MICHAELS SITS UP SLIGHTLY AND PULLS EDGE BACK AWAY FROM THE ROPES. . . . . Massive cheers come from the crowd as Edge screams out yet again, not just in pain but in desperation and anger as Michaels puts him to the test, putting so much pressure on Edge’s back. Edge isn’t done though and continues to fight the hold, slowly dragging himself back towards the ropes with Michaels doing everything he can to fend him off, but it’s not working as Edge gets so close and then reaches out to grab hold of the bottom rope.


The boos ring out as Henson tells HBK to let it go, which he only does at the count of four. Henson tells him to back away as Edge holds on to the ropes for dear life, then uses them to slowly pick himself back up as HBK stands back as told. Just as Edge stands up with his back to him, Michaels walks over and tries to pull him away, but Edge elbows him in the head, knocking him back a few paces. Michaels staggers away holding his face, but shakes it off quickly as he turns back looking for more. Edge turns round and kicks Michaels away with a boot to the face, again sending Michaels back tracking and holding on to his face. Edge takes a little breather as Michaels staggers in to the middle of the ring, and as he turns back round, Edge charges at him, but Shawn sees him coming, leans back AND TAKES EDGE’S HEAD OFF WITH SOME SWEET CHIN MUSIC. . . . . The crowd go nuts as Michaels just collapses in a heap on top of Edge with Micky Henson dropping to his knees and making the count. . . . .


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. . . . . IT’S ALL OVER!



WINNER: By pinfall, and still World Heavyweight Champion, Shawn Michaels @ 26.15.


AFTERMATH: “Sexy Boy” blasts out with the crowd giving Michaels a standing ovation as he too gets back up to his feet, albeit slowly. Henson walks over to the ropes to collect the World Heavyweight Championship belt before walking back over and handing it over to Shawn, who looks very tired as he raises his belt in to the air as fireworks are set off all around The Citrus Bowl. Michaels takes a look up in to the sky to watch them before walking in to every corner and posing for the crowd with the title belt being lifted in to the air to a huge pop from all four corners of the ring as Henson helps Edge to the back, leaving Michaels to celebrate his victory in front of the delighted Orlando faithful.


Michael Cole: HE’S DONE IT. . . . . Shawn Michaels has retained the World Heavyweight Championship tonight at Wrestlemania with a truly show stopping performance. . . . . Edge can have no complaints tonight Coach, the show stopper came here tonight with a point to prove to his challenger, and he delivered

The Coach: Michael, I have to admit, Shawn Michaels proved a point tonight, showing the tens of thousands here tonight as well as the millions watching at home, that he is indeed Mr. Wrestlemania

Michael Cole: He sure did Coach, and what a way to bring this year’s Wrestlemania to an end. We hope you enjoyed it as much as everyone here in The Citrus Bowl has. . . . . Thanks for joining us and good night from Orlando


***CLOSING VIDEO***
“Thanks for the Memories” by Fall Out Boy


  • • The opening pyro display
  • • Matt Hardy & Shelton Benjamin making their way to the ring
  • • Shelton hitting a flying neckbreaker on Matt
  • • Shelton’s sunset flip powerbomb on Matt
  • • Matt dodging The Pay Dirt and hitting the Twist of Fate
  • • Matt celebrating his victory with the United States title raised high in the air
  • • Beth Phoenix & Victoria walking down to the ring
  • • Victoria’s slingshot somersault leg drop on Beth
  • • Beth dropping Victoria with a gorilla press slam
  • • The Glamazon running in to a savote kick
  • • Victoria escaping Beth’s chicken wing lift for The Widow’s Peak
  • • Victoria holding her newly won Womens Championship
  • • MVP hitting Rey with the ladder
  • • Rey’s springboard dropkick to knock MVP off the ladder
  • • Chris Jericho jumping up and hitting a Codebreaker on Lashley, taking him off the ladder
  • • Jericho suplexing Burke off the top of the ladder
  • • MVP knocking Kennedy & then Jericho off the ladder with the smaller one
  • • MVP climbing up the ladder and claiming the briefcase
  • • Matt Sydal’s springboard double dropkick on Chavo Guerrero & Kenny Dykstra
  • • Sydal’s Cyclorama on Michael Shane
  • • Chavo’s jumping tornado DDT on Kenny
  • • Shane’s super kick that Dykstra ducked, hitting Sydal instead
  • • Sydal hitting the Shooting Star Press on Dykstra
  • • Chavo going for the Frog Splash with Kenny getting his knees up and Shane connecting with the super kick
  • • Shane lifting his new title in to the air
  • • Jeff Hardy & CM Punk walking down to the ring
  • • Jeff hitting the Whisper in the Wind
  • • Punk’s split leg moonsault on to Jeff and the ladder
  • • Punk’s suicide dive in to the steel chair shot
  • • Jeff spraying the fire extinguisher at Punk
  • • Punk stopping Jeff’s head on to the steel chair
  • • Punk hitting the GTS and the ref calling for the bell
  • • Punk grinning on the ramp
  • • John Morrison nailing Brian Kendrick with a step up enziguri
  • • Kid Kash with the Kash on Delivery on Paul London
  • • Kendrick hitting the Sliced Bread #2 on Jamie Noble
  • • The double suicide dive from London & Kendrick
  • • Noble turning round in to the C4
  • • The Hall of Fame inductees standing on the stage
  • • The Undertaker & Umaga making their way to the ring
  • • Taker’s running DDT on Umaga
  • • Umaga splashing Taker with the steel chair on top of Taker’s chest
  • • Taker chokeslamming Umaga off the apron
  • • The leg drop through the announce table by the dead man
  • • Taker choking Umaga with the rope
  • • Taker’s signature pose at the end of the match
  • • Evolution & The McMahon’s walking down to the ring
  • • JBL running in to a spear from Batista
  • • Ric Flair going for the figure four but being knocked in to the referee
  • • Shane McMahon leaping for the Coast to Coast, but getting speared by Batista
  • • JBL’s Clothesline from Wall Street on Batista, turning round in to a double A spinebuster from Triple H
  • • Vince smashing Triple H in the back with a steel chair
  • • Eric Bischoff running down to the ring
  • • Vince tapping out to the figure four
  • • Evolution posing in the ring
  • • John Cena, Kane & Randy Orton walking to the ring
  • • Kane’s falling powerbomb on Orton
  • • Cena putting the STFU on Kane
  • • Orton’s RKO on Cena
  • • The Orton Clutch being applied to Cena
  • • Kane kicking out of the RKO
  • • Kane chokeslamming Cena and then hitting the Tombstone Piledriver
  • • Orton sliding in too late to see Bearer putting the title on Kane
  • • Shawn Michaels & Edge making their way to the ring
  • • Michaels’ hitting the Lou Thesz press on Edge
  • • The Asai moonsault to Edge on the outside
  • • Michaels’ elbow drop through the announce table
  • • HBK catapulting Edge in to the ringpost and following up with the Crippler Crossface
  • • Edge spearing Michaels and stressing out with no referee to make the count
  • • Edge going for the con-chair-to but missing
  • • Edge trying to hit Michaels with the chair but hitting the ropes with the chair rebounding in to his face and turning in to a super kick
  • • Edge spearing Michaels again but seeing the foot on the rope
  • • HBK with the sharpshooter
  • • Edge kicking Michaels away from the ropes but running in to the super kick
  • • Michaels posing with the title as the fireworks go off

***END OF SHOW***


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Awesome Show Nige loved it!
Read most of it a really enjoyed it.
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You read most of it in 15 minutes, I really doubt it but hey. Nige just thought I say that I've just finished reading the FCW and US matches, really good. Won't give anything away but just a great opener. I will try to at least to get some comments up for the show. You deserve it.
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Wow, I briefly skimmed WM and it was epic! I hope to read it in whole tomorrow!
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Hey mate i have skimmed through your show and it looks really great i will definitely have a review up hopefully by the end of the week
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Heyman Deciple’s WrestleMania Review


Hager Vs. Kozlov Vs. Reider: Solid match to get the live crowd into it.

Opening Video: Cool video. I liked your choices of clips to highlight the history of WrestleMania and having a celebrity like Whitney Houston sing the National Anthem was great. That was one of the things I always liked about WrestleMania especially the earlier ones. They always had a pretty big name to sing the anthem. Good move.

Matt Hardy Vs. Shelton Benjamin: Awesome Match. All the kick outs and near falls made this feel just amazing.

Matt-Jeff: Nice little segment here with the Hardy brothers.

Beth Vs. Victoria: Good women’s match with 2 of the better female workers in the company right now. The winner was not who I expected. Good win for her.

Evolution-Eric: Good follow-up segment with Triple H & Eric Bischoff. Playing off of what happened on Raw.

Money In The Bank: That was a damn good match and I loved the result and the finish with a certain masked wrestler chasing a certain wrestler who’s half man, half amazing. I can’t wait to see how the winner of the match eventually cashes in his title shot.

Divas Segment: I was almost expecting to see Beth offer some kind of handshake and goodsportswomenship but I’m glad it didn’t come to that. I’m looking forward to the rematch.

MVP-Umaga: Poor MVP he’s cutting his big WrestleMania promo and he gets interrupted by Umaga. Nice promo from Estrada to build up the Last Man Standing match for later.

Cruiserweight Title 4 way: Good Cruiserweight Action. I was rooting for a certain high flying ROH standout but I do like the result. As the person that did win is someone I always thought had great potential and should make for a damn good Cruiserweight Champion.

Hall Of Fame highlights: The Macho Man. Hell yeah.

Orton Interview: This is my favorite segment of the show so far. Orton was really on point here and showed great intensity during this. Now I hope he wins.

Punk Vs. Jeff Hardy: One of the matches I’ve most been looking forward to. This was awesome between the ladder spots the use of the fire extinguisher and the great finish which I didn’t see coming. Great match.

McMahons-Bischoff: I take it back. Now this was my favorite segment of the show. The McMahons were great in trying to manipulate Bischoff, JBL was good in going after his cheap heat, and Vince was gold when he told Shane to Shut Up. Great segment.

Tag Team Title 4 way: Solid match I was expecting a win for the guy from tough enough and the guy from Real World but it was a good win for the team that won.

Undertaker Vs. Umaga: Last Man Standing matches can be either really action packed and exciting or really boring I’m glad to see this fit in the Action packed and exciting category. Good match with the right conclusion in my opinion.

Evolution Vs. McMahons: This match should be good just because Shane McMahon is in it. That Batista-Shane spear spot was great and I liked the finish with that wrestler having you know who in his signature submission manuever and then that non wrestler guy came out and called for the bell. Great finish, which was built up throughout the show.

Cena Vs. Kane Vs. Orton: Great match with an ending I was not expecting. It’s good to see other people getting opportunities at the top of the card.

Edge Vs. Shawn: Main Event Time. I have to admit I wasn’t sure if this match would be able to top some of the earlier matches but it did and the result gave this show a feeling of a true WrestleMania moment.

That was a very good show Nige, I tried not to give too much away during my review. Any way as I said great show and I give this a 9 out of 10.
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Review for Nige’s Wrestlemania

Nice pre show and like I have already mentioned it is a very good idea to let FCW talents be on the Wrestlemania pre show. So yeah great match here just to get some big stage time into them but I wanted Kozlov to win.

Nice opening video I loved the words it just seemed very professional and when someone does saying like this at the start of there show it just really gets me into it.

WWE United States Championship Match
Matt Hardy vs Shelton Benjamin


Nice start to have Benjamin slap Hardy as you have built him up to be a very cocky guy so it really made sense. Also made sense how after the slap you made Hardy dominated as that would have just pissed him off and got him pumped up. WTF German Suplex off the apron what a phenomenal move but Hardy would have been risking serious injury would it really have happened. Either way I really liked it I am just saying. Nice Flying Neckbreaker by Benjamin and now he will probably have a clear cut advantage for a while. The Inverted Face Lock Back Breaker is one of my favorite move is really like it I just think it is awesome so I am glad Benjamin got it in and so far this match has been really good. Nice the way you made the Cross Body kind of get double reversed as this match could be a wrestling classic between two really good athletes. Superplex by Benjamin is great as I could picture him doing the whole leaping to the top turnbuckle thing as I like that move also. Do not get me wrong this match was not bad but for some reason I just did not really get into. Once again I am not knocking the match I just did not really like it I don’t know but I think it is just this thing I have against Matt Hardy.

I understand you were trying to make a nice little touching scene between The Hardy Boyz backstage and I understand you were trying to show extra attention to the fact that they are brothers but I think it is quite out of character to have both of them saying bro at almost the end of every sentence.

WWE Womens Championship Match
Beth Phoenix vs Victoria


EEEEEEWWWWW Yuck a womens match. LOL sorry but I am not a big fan of womens wrestling however for a womens wrestling match I believe you did well and for that you should be proud of yourself mate. I think it was easier to get into than the opening contest so that must mean something.

Nice Bischoff and Triple H sorting things out but I personally believe it is a swerve and Evolution are getting cost the match by Eric Bischoff.

Money IN The Bank

I am so amped up for this one as every superstar in this match knows how to go and for once Finlay is not in it LOL. He is not a ladder match wrestler. This was my favorite match so far. This was an absolutely great match because you did not make it a spot fest and you put great spots in just when you had to. MVP getting the win was great to as I think he should win the MITB in real life he would be great with ti so don’t make him do a Kennedy and lose it at Backlash or anything like that okay?

Nice to just let us know Phoenix is still gunning for Victoria. I also like dhow Mickie James and co are going to party I wish I was in that city LOL.

Okay so des this promo mean that once Undertaker defeats Umaga, Umaga is going to attack MVP and MVP will turn face and they will fight for the brief case.

WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
Fatal Four Way

This match was great except I did not know much about Michael Shane and yeah so him winning kind of ruined it for me. But I guess you have big things planned for him if you are giving him a title so I wont critique to much and I hope his reign is entertaining.

Ortons promo hard hitting stuff speaking about his dynasty and all that and please I don’t want it to ever end I love him as champion in this thread.

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
CM Punk vs Jeff Hardy

A bit weird the fact that during this whole match there was not one pinfall attempt it is a bit weird in my opinion. But I guess you are trying to turn CM Punk into a kind of vicious son of a gun and this is a good way to do it. I thought that this would be the end of there feud but will Jeff really let it end like this.

The McMahon’s trying to swerve Bischoff and Bischoff saying know is all still part of your plan to shock us when Bischoff cost Evolution the match I can feel it. Oh and I LOL’d at Vince telling Shane to shut up.

Tag Team Unification Match\
Holy Shit I can not believe you actually made the UK Pack win. But then again ig uses it si good your pushing younger talent this ain’t no WCW BTB. Would have preferred The Miz and Morrison to win however due to promo reasons but I guess this will do as you seem to be slowly doing transitions to build younger talent.

Last Man Standing Match
Umaga vs Undertaker


This match is my new favorite match so far. It was an absolute great read nothing to complain about at all. It was a great match with great psychology the monster dominating early and the Undertaker coming back to get the win at the end. Well done on making Umaga look strong at the same time though as some people do not do that right.

Evolution vs The McMahon’s

Nice match up here I preferred reading the last man standing but this was better just for the sheer build up from weeks and weeks of trouble. Overall a terrific contest however Bishcoff as the referee makes me think the McMahon’s will say it was a No Contest or something therefore running the win.

Your all ready advertising WM 25 LOL Geez your confident,

WWE Championship Match
Triple Threat

YEAH BABY Kane go the win even though I really wanted Orton to win I would rather Kane then Cena. This is mad as honestly I am so Fing excited. But if this reign only lasts one day you better stay in England because if you come Australia I will hunt you down.

Whoa man your Backlash poster is insane LOL I want it as my wallpaper. Nah LOL but it really good you are really starting to bring out the good stuff.

WHC Match
Shawn Michaels vs John Cena


You say the winner of this match will be Mr Wrestlemania well Edge has never lost at Mania so he should get the win I think. But NO you have to go and be difficult and give it to Shawn Michaels. LOL nah I am just playing I did not really care who won this match I was just interested in a great read and that si exactly what I got I loved this match. Well done.

Nice finishing video LOL this makes the review a little longer because I was a bit slack.

Overall mate a great show not like the BEST but close to. There were a couple of little things I mentioned that I did not like but that is just my opinion. Do not be disheartened by the fact that I did not compliment your work enough because I wanted to know in much more detail and leave you like a massive review like I like to for great shows but I just felt really crappy so I scrapped that idea and went with a smaller one. I hope you do not mind but yeah anyway great show and you are probably the most consistent booker here which is great. WELL DONE!!!
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