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WWE 2007: The Year of Redemption



Backstory: After a few thoughts going through my head about what I should do for my next attempt at a project, I've decided that I'm going with a 2007 one. Not very 'out there' so to speak, but if you have a problem with it, bite me. () A few things 1. Aside from the big 4, all PPV's are single branded. 2. I'm going to write all 3 in recap unless it's a lead-up to one of the big 4 (a la Great American Bash to Summerslam) 3. I'm gonna pretty much abandon the Women's division. Sorry, just never enjoy writing with them. Some will still be involved in storylines, but for the most part, they'll either be backstage reporters, valet's, or released. Now, I don't know how long it's gonna go, but hopefully you enjoy the ride with me. My last thread ended on 4-7-09.


Wresltemania 23 Results

Money In The Bank Ladder Match:
Mr. Kennedy defeated Edge, CM Punk, King Booker, Randy Orton, Finlay, Jeff Hardy, & Matt Hardy

Singles Match:
Great Khali defeated Kane (5:31)

Singles Match for the United States Championship:
Chris Benoit (c) defeated Montel Vontavious Porter (9:19)

Singles Match for the World Heavyweight Championship:
The Undertaker defeated Batista (c) (15:47)

8 Man Tag-Team Match:
ECW Originals (Tommy Dreamer, Sabu, Sandman, & Rob Van Dam) defeated The New Breed (Elijah Burke, Marcus Cor Von, Matt Striker, & Kevin Thorn) (6:25)

Hair vs. Hair Match:
Bobby Lashley defeated Umaga (13:04)

Singles Match for the Women's Championship
Melina (c) defeated Ashley (3:13)
-After the match the Women's title was retired.

Singles Match for the WWE Championship:
John Cena (c) defeated Shawn Michaels (28:20)

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RAW Roster:
Armando Alejandro Estrada
Carlito
Charlie Haas
Chris Masters
Edge
Eugene
Jeff Hardy
Jim Duggan
John Cena ~ WWE Champion & 1/2 of the World Tag-Team Champion
Johnny Nitro
JTG
Kenny Dykstra
Lance Cade
Melina
Randy Orton
Ric Flair
Robbie McAllister
Rory McAllister
Shad
Shawn Michaels ~ 1/2 of the World Tag-Team Champion
Shelton Benjamin
Super Crazy
The Great Khali
Trevor Murdoch
Triple H ~ Currently Out with a Torn Quadriceps
Umaga ~ Intercontinental Champion
Val Venis
Vince McMahon ~ General Manager
Viscera

Tag-Teams/Stables:
Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
John Cena & Shawn Michaels*
Cryme Tyme
Jim Duggan & Eugene
Highlanders
Rated RKO*
World's Greatest Tag-Team
Ric Flair & Carlito*

*- Occasional tag-team

Announcers:
Jim Ross ~ Play By Play
Jerry Lawler ~ Color Commentator
Kelly Kelly ~ Backstage Interviewer
Lillian Garcia ~ Ring Announcer

ECW Roster:
Ariel
Balls Mahoney
Bobby Lashley ~ ECW Heavyweight Champion
CM Punk
Elijah Burke
Hardcore Holly
Kevin Thorn
Little Guido Maritato
Marcus Cor Von
Matt Striker
Mick Foley ~ General Manager
Mike Knox
Paul Heyman ~ Currently Suspended
Rob Van Dam
Sabu
Snitsky
Stevie Richards
The Sandman
Tommy Dreamer

Tag Teams/Stables:
ECW Originals (Balls Mahoney, Rob Van Dam, Sabu, The Sandman, Tommy Dreamer)
The New Breed (Ariel, Elijah Burke, Kevin Thorn, Marcus Cor Von, Matt Striker)

Announcers:
Joey Styles ~ Play By Play Commentator
Tazz ~ Color Commentator
Brooke ~ Backstage Announcer
Tony Chimel ~ Ring Announcer

Smackdown Roster:
Ashley
Batista
Brian Kendrick ~ 1/2 WWE Tag-Team Champions
Chavo Guerrero ~ Cruiserweight Champion
Cherry
Chris Benoit ~ United States Champion
Daivari
Dave Taylor
Deuce
Domino
Finlay
Funaki
Gregory Helms
Hornswoggle
Jamie Noble
Jimmy Wang Yang
Kane
King Booker
Matt Hardy
Montel Vontavious Porter
Mr. Kennedy
Paul London ~ 1/2 WWE Tag-Team Champions
Queen Sharmell
Rey Mysterio ~ Currently Out With A Knee Injury
Scotty 2 Hotty
Shannon Moore
The Boogeyman
The Miz
The Undertaker ~ World Heavyweight Champion
Theodore Long ~ General Manager
William Regal

Tag-Teams:
Blue Bloods (Dave Taylor & William Regal)
Deuce & Domino
London & Kendrick

Announcers:
Michael Cole ~ Play by Play
JBL ~ Color Commentator
Maria ~ Backstage Interviewer
Justin Roberts ~ Ring Announcer

Pay-Per-Views:
Backlash; April 29, 2007 Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Judgment Day; May 20, 2007 Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Hardcore Heaven; June 3, 2007 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida
Great American Bash; July 22, 2007 HP Pavilion, San Jose, California
Summerslam; August 26, 2007 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New, Jersey
Unforgiven; September 16, 2007 FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
No Mercy; October 7, 2007 Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois
Survivor Series; November 18, 2007 American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Guilty As Charged; December 16, 2007 Save Mart Center, Fresno, California
Royal Rumble; January 27, 2008 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
No Way Out; February 17, 2008 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Wrestlemania 24; March 30, 2008 Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida
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Re: WWE 2007: The Year of Redemption

I don't like the fact that you're using a certain superstar in this thread. I'd have preferred it if you had just changed the results with MVP winning the United States Championship. Other than that, this looks standard so far. There's not much to say until you start posting shows. I think you had some interesting stuff going a few months back with Rated R so it'll be interesting to see what you can do in this thread. Good luck.

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Re: WWE 2007: The Year of Redemption

Thank God (or Allah, or Yahweh, or Buddha, or who gives a crap) you're keeping ECW. I've always been of the mindset that ECW is a great asset, and one that can build your young stars as well as provide an alternative to Smackdown! and RAW. As for your results, I'm okay with you keeping Benoit (unlike my estranged compadre above me) and I hope you do well with the thread. As always, may you succeed and may this thread prosper. Find your niche, plz.
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Re: WWE 2007: The Year of Redemption

Monday Night RAW
April 2, 2007


Monday Night RAW kicks off in a recap from last-nights epic Wrestlemania 23, with "Ladies and Gentlemen" by Saliva playing overtop the video. We see a recap of the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, with Mr. Kennedy coming out on top. Then we go to the World Heavyweight Championship match between Batista and the Undertaker, with the Undertaker coming out on top and going 15-0 at Wrestlemania. Next is the Hair vs. Hair match with Donald Trump's representative Bobby Lashley defeating Mr. McMahon's representative Umaga, then McMahon shown being shaved bald by Lashley, Trump, and the special guest referee Stone Cold Steve Austin. Finally, we go to the most anticipated match of the night, the WWE Championship match between John Cena and the 'Heart-Break Kid' Shawn Michaels. We see some highlights of the epic battle before Cena locks in the STF-U on Michaels and Michaels submits. Cena is shown holding up his WWE Championship on the top turnbuckle as the video ends.

Monday Night RAW then cuts out to the arena and we hear the music of the current WWE Champion John Cena. Cena comes down with the WWE Championship wrapped around his shoulder, his World Tag-Team Championship wrapped around his waist and a mixed reaction from the fans. He comes out and talks about how he and Shawn Michaels had one of the greatest Wresltemania main events that the fans will ever witness. He continues to put over how great of a challenge that Shawn was, but since he defeated him with no controversey, he thinks that there should be a new number one contender crowned. That got a rise out of the crowd, and shortly after we heard "Sexy Boy" blazed throughout the crowd, with Shawn Michaels coming down to the ring with his World Tag-Team Championship around his waist.

Shawn says that John got him last night, and that he's right that a new number one contender should be crowned. The crowd comes off a little surprised at this, not knowing what reaction to give. But, Shawn continues to say that he can beat Cena, and that his win last night was a fluke. Cena now gives HBK an upset look, but Shawn continues. Shawn says that he could beat him here tonight and take that title off of him. Cena says if Shawn wants some then he can come get some, but just before the two can get face to face, Jonathan Coachman makes his way out to the entrance ramp.

The crowd boos the Coach, but the Coach waits for them to shut up before he goes on. He says that Mr. McMahon has taken a 'leave of absence' after his degrading loss at Wrestlemania 23, so until Mr. McMahon makes his return, Coachman is the general manager, which receives some boos from the fans. He continues by saying that if Shawn wants his rematch, he's gonna get it...at Backlash in four weeks. The crowd cheers for the announcement, and the pair of Cena and Michaels smile at each other, knowing that part duex is coming up soon. Coachman says he isn't done, though, and that these two have a responsibility - and that's the World Tag-Team Championships. Coachman says that teams have been lining up in front of his office left and right, begging for a title match against you two. So, starting tonight until Backlash, you two will be teaming up against any tag-team that he can throw at them. If that team wins a non-title match against the two of them, they will receive a World Tag-Team Championship shot the next week.

Coach is about to leave, but adds in that if Shawn leaves Cena in any of their tag-team matches, he will be stripped of his number one contendership spot, and if Cena leaves Shawn in any of their tag-team matches, he will be stripped of his WWE Championship. Coachman then finally does leave as Cena and Shawn stare off as RAW goes to commercial.

Rating: 88%

{Commercial}

RAW comes back on the air with the 'Samoan Bulldozer' Umaga in his lockerroom with his manager, Armando Alejandro Estrada. AAE tells Umaga, in Samoan, that he didn't let anyone down last night, and that he is still the most dominant force on RAW. Umaga nods his head and shouts out something in Samoan. AAE tells Umaga that he has a match tonight against Super Crazy and that he's gonna make the Mexican bleed. Umaga lets out a toothy grin and they walk out of the lockerroom as RAW goes back out to the arena.

"I am Super, I am Crazy, I am SUPER CRAZY!" hits and Super Crazy makes his way out to the ring. He has his usual Mexican themed outfit on and gives the crowd high fives before doing a rolling saumersault to enter the ring. "Virtual VooDoo" hits next and Umaga makes his way out again with the Intercontinental Championship hanging from his mouth and Armando Alejandro Estrada coming out by his side. Umaga enters the ring and the first match of the night begins.

The match is just a short squash match, with Umaga dominating the much smaller luchador for the whole match. He begins with taking Super Crazy out with a running lariat. He quickly picks him up like a ragdoll and listens to Estrada's directions. Umaga Irish Whips Super Crazy off the ropes and meets him with a jumping Samoa Drop! Crazy falls hard on his back and Umaga gives out a freakish smile on his face. He drags Crazy over to one of the turnbuckles in a seating position. He goes over to the opposite side of the turnbuckle and charges at Super Crazy before hitting a Samoan Wrecking Ball! Umaga listens to Estrada's directions some more and picks Super Crazy up before connecting with the Samoan Spike in the middle of the ring for the win at the 2:38 mark!

Overall Rating: (67, 68, 66) **

Umaga celebrates his victory and Estrada comes in quickly and hands Umaga his Intercontinental Championship. Estrada then grabs a microphone from Lillian Garcia and says that Umaga isn't done with the Mexican yet and that he's gonna BLEED. He orders Umaga to go outside of the ring and get something under the ring. After a few seconds of searching Umaga pulls out...a TABLE! Umaga slides it into the ring and sets it up while Estrada stomps on the helpless Super Crazy. Umaga sets him on the table and climbs the top rope while Estrada keeps Crazy on the table. Umaga slaps his pecs and dives off of the turnbuckle before connecting with a BODY SPLASH THROUGH THE TABLE! Crazy looks knocked out, but Umaga is handed a pair of Brass Knuckles from his manager. Estrada picks Crazy up and Umaga quickly charges and lands a brass knuckles shot to the face! Crazy is now bleeding from the mouth and Estrada quickly puts his hat back on and his cigar back in his mouth before he calls Umaga back and they leave the ring. While the EMT's work on Super Crazy, we are taken backstage with Kelly Kelly who's with Carlito.

***

Kelly asks Carlito how it felt to be left off the WrestleMania 23 card, and Carlito says that it was not cool. He and Ric Flair had been teaming up and winning matches, yet they still aren't getting any title shots. So he talked to Ric about it and Ric gave him his blessing to wrestle tonight in a fatal-fourway for the number one contendership of the Intercontinental Championship. Kelly asks him what his thoughts are going into the match, and Carlito says that he's going to use the advice that Ric gave him before he came out here and that was to give his all, because it's cool. He then leaves as RAW goes to a commercial break.

Rating: 80%

{Commercial}

RAW comes back on air and 'The Masterpiece' Chris Masters is in the middle of the ring, with a chair seated right in front of him. He says that tonight he's going to hold his annual Masterlock challenge. He says he knows that Bobby Lashley broke out of the hold a few weeks ago, but that was only because he had some dirt in his eye and was distracted. He promised tonight that whoever came out would not break out of his hold. After a few seconds of waiting for someone to come out "OOOOOO" hits and 'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan makes his way out, with his 2 by 4 in his hand. He gets some U.S.A chants from the crowd before taking the microphone from Masters' hand and telling him to simply "Bring it, tough guy!" Duggan then sits on the chair and waits for Masters to lock the Masterlock in. Masters slowly locks in one arm before quickly locking in the other and swinging Duggan around as he has the Masterlock locked in. Duggan tries to fight on for a few seconds but his face quickly turns purple and passes out from the Masterlock.

The bell rings and Masters quickly drops Duggan to the ground. Duggan's head is beet red from the Masterlock, but Masters seems happy with the result. He goes back out of the ring and grabs the microphone and brags about how he didn't even break a sweat. He says he's gonna show Duggan what will really happen when he makes Masters mad next week in a match next week. Masters puts his hands in a Masterlock position as the camera's go backstage to Jeff Hardy.

Rating:
72%

***

Hardy has ice on his neck and leg from his huge jump during the Money In The Bank ladder match at Wrestlemania 23. A doctor is still doing some work on Hardy when Edge enters the lockerroom. Edge is sporting tape around his waist and tells Hardy that he cost him another chance at becoming World Champion, and that he's gonna pay. Hardy says he's not medically cleared to wrestle tonight, so it's a no-go for him. Edge says that he cost him a shot for a future World Championship because of his stupid tactics, so he wants him in the ring tonight. If Hardy doesn't come out, he's going to come back here and make sure that Hardy won't be medically cleared to wrestle - ever. Hardy gets up off the bed and they stare off as RAW goes to a commercial break.

Rating: 94%

{Commercial}

RAW comes back from the commercial break and Val Venis and Kenny Dykstra are already in the ring in opposite corners. After a few seconds of hype by JR & King, "Cool" hits and Carlito makes his way out to the ring. Carlito throws an apple up and down and bites on it as he enters the ring, before finally "Papparazzi" plays and Johnny Nitro makes his way down. He takes off his fur coat once he enters the ring and tosses it onto the ground while Lillian Garcia announces the match as a fatal-fourway for an Intercontinental Championship match at Backlash.

The match is rather short for what's at stake, just going over the six minute mark. The main focus is on Nitro, who is dominating Venis on one side while Carlito and Dykstra battle it out on the other. Nitro hit a Nitro Blast on Venis midway through the match, but Dykstra broke it up at two with an axe handle to Nitro's back. For the next few minutes the guys keep switching on who they go after, until we get to the finish where Dykstra hit a Gullotine Leg Drop from the top rope on Venis and celebrates for a few seconds, but quickly gets hit with a Superkick from Nitro, who receives some jeers from the crowd. Nitro is close to covering Dykstra but Carlito goes low on Nitro and nails him with a low-blow, a classic Nature Boy move. Carlito rolls Nitro up and wins at the 6:04 mark to become the number one contender to the Intercontinental Championship! Carlito celebrates his victory with his arm being raised by the referee. He quickly leaves the ring, though, and we get a video package...

Overall Rating: (67, 68, 65) **

Draft Video Package... 4 weeks... it comes!

We come back and we appear next to General Manager Jonathan Coachman's office. There are many guys there, the World's Greatest Tag-Team, the Redneck Wrecking Crew, Cryme Tyme, & the Highlanders, most notably. They're all arguing within themselves about who should get the first shot against the current World Tag-Team Champions Shawn Michaels and John Cena. Coachman comes out from his office and tells them all to settle down. He says that he's randomly selected the first challengers and it's going to be... the Highlanders! Robbie and Rory look at each other and point at themselves, realizing they get the first shot. They jump up and down, but the other three teams don't look too happy. Coachman tells them that they better get their butts out there, because their match is next.

Rating: 59%

{Commercial}

RAW Comes back on and the Highlanders are busy making their way down to the ring, still somewhat awestruct that they get the first opportunity. Eventually they get in the ring and "Sexy-Boy" hits, with the 'Showstopper' Shawn Michaels making his way down to the ring. He has the World Tag-Team Championship around his waist and enters the ring. After a few seconds of standing on the turnbuckles and doing a few taunts, he waits, along with his opponents, for his tag-team partner. "You Can't See Me" plays and the current WWE Champion and one half of the tag-team champions John Cena makes his way out to the ring. Cena gives the fans high fives and quickly enters the ring, looking pumped up and ready to compete, although HBK doesn't feel the same way. He hands both of his titles to the referee and the match is underway.

HBK starts off the match for his team, highly insisting it, I may add, while Robbie starts for his team. Cena and HBK actually work pretty well today, with this match not taking an extended period of time. Both Cena and HBK get their signature moves off on the Highlanders, who, as noted by JR, still seemed amazed at getting the first shot that they can't even move. The match ends rather quickly with Cena picking up the pin for his team after a F-U on Rory at the 4:27 mark.

After the match the Highlanders are quickly dispensed and we are left with Cena and Michaels in the middle of the ring. The two of them give a hard stare before Cena offers his hand out to HBK. HBK pauses before grabbing Cena's hand and giving him a firm handshake. Cena is about to go back and start celebrating, but HBK pulls him back in closer and they are almost so close that they can see the intensity on the other man's face. Shawn lets go and leaves with his World Tag-Team Championship, while Cena celebrates on the top turnbuckle with his titles. We then cut backstage.

Overall Rating: (72, 74, 69) *1/2

***

We see Carlito walking in an empty hallway, now in street clothes, and someone shouts out his name. Carlito turns around and it's none other then 'The Nature Boy' Ric Flair. Ric quickly grabs his hand and congratulates Carlito on his win a couple of minutes ago. Carlito thanks him, and the only way he would've won is because he's been being mentored by the best in the world. Flair smiles, but he reminds Carlito that he's still on a mission, and that mission has to be the Intercontinental Championship. Umaga isn't a walk in the park, and we're going to have to get you in training for that Intercontinental Championship match at Backlash. Carlito nods, and Flair tells him that facing Umaga will be like facing a gauntlet, so he's going to try and prepare him for it. Carlito nods again, taking it all in, as the two walk off as RAW goes to a commercial break.

Rating: 87%

{Commercial}

A video promo then comes again, and it's hyping up the next match, the Main Event, featuring Jeff Hardy and Edge. It shows a quick history of Edge's accomplishments, including his first ever WWE Championship win at New Years Revolution, and Jeff's accomplishments, including his multiple tag-team and Intercontinental Championship reigns. It then shows Hardy's attack on Edge last night in the Money In the Bank ladder match, and it ends with "Edge vs. Jeff Hardy: Somethin's gotta give!"

Rating: 86%

We then go to the arena and "Metalingus" plays, with the 'Rated-R Superstar' Edge making his way down to the ring for this main event. He comes up with his body all taped up but seems ready to whip some ass. He runs his hands through his hair and is desperately waiting for his opponent to come out. "Loaded" hits and Jeff Hardy makes his way out to the ring. Hardy makes his way to the ring, albiet very slowly. He cringes at every step he takes, and before long, Edge leaves the ring and attacks Hardy from the outside. Hardy can't defend himself and Edge has the advantage throughout the attack.

Edge starts with some huge right hands to the face of Hardy, and once Jeff falls on the ground, Edge grabs him by the head and slams it into the steel steps. Hardy is getting absolutely demolished, and Edge tries to keep it going with a steel chair shot to the face, but Hardy ducks it and slides into the ring. Edge then follows suit and the match is officially started. The two have some nice interaction for the 10 or so minutes that they get, with Hardy finally getting the advantage about 3 mintues into the match after hitting a Whisper in the Wind on Edge. Hardy then does more of his signature moves such as the Hardyac Arrest and the slingshot crossbody. At about the 5 and a half minute mark Hardy hits a Twist of Fate on Edge and tries for the cover, but Edge kicks out at 2 and three quarters!

Hardy can't believe it and waits for Edge to get back to his feet. He grabs Edge's arm and Irish Whips him and attempts a clothesline, but Edge ducks and lands a spear! That took a lot of energy out of both men, though, and it takes a while for Edge to cover Hardy, and when he just gets a hand over Hardy's shoulder, he only picks up a two and a half count! The crowd is going pretty wild for Hardy, who tries to get his momentum back. Edge is the first to get up and, after a few stomps on Hardy, goes out and grabs a steel chair from the ring announcer. He re-enters the ring and tries a chair-shot, but referee Mike Choida pulls it away from Edge before he can strike Hardy with it.

Edge looks at Choida with a "what are you doing" look, but before he has time to take the chair back Hardy grabs his shoulder and turns him around into a sitout jawbreaker! Edge tumbles and falls onto the ropes, which is keeping him standing. Hardy pulls Edge off the ropes and delivers a few punches before pausing for a minute and running up the turnbuckle and attempts a Whisper in the Wind... but EDGE STRIKES HIM WITH THE CHAIR! Hardy quickly falls down to the ground, screaming in pain, despite him getting the win at the 10:21 mark by disqualification.

Edge continues a beatdown on Hardy, who cannot defend himself one bit. He delivers a barrage of stomps on Hardy before going back outside of the ring and grabbing another steel chair. He throws it over the top rope and into the ring, just near Hardy's head. He slides back into the ring and drags Jeff into the middle of the rind, placing one of the steel chairs under Hardy's head. He gives an evil smile out to the crowd, who are giving him a ton of shit, before slamming the chair down onto Hardy's head, CONNECTING WITH A CON-CHAIR-TO! Hardy is bleeding out of the head now and EDGE DOES IT AGAIN! He then throws the chair down to the ground and does the corna sign with Hardy being treated by medical care as RAW fades to black.

Overall Rating: (77, 84, 64) **1/2

We got a 6.04 rating for 'RAW'!
The attendance level was 9001 people.
We made $360040 from ticket sales.


Quick Results:
-Umaga def. Super Crazy @ 2:38
-Chris Masters def. Jim Duggan in a Masterlock Challenge
-Carlito def. Johnny Nitro, Kenny Dykstra, & Val Venis @ 6:04 to get an Intercontinental Championship Match at Backlash
-John Cena & Shawn Michaels def. Highlanders @ 4:27 in a Non Title Match
-Jeff Hardy def. Edge by Disqualification @ 10:21

Current Backlash Card:

Singles Match for the WWE Championship:

John Cena (c) vs. Shawn Michaels

Singles Match for the Intercontinental Championship:
Umaga (c) vs. Carlito

More to be announced.
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Re: WWE 2007: The Year of Redemption

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Always great to start off the show after ĎMania with a recap of ĎMania, all the results are the same, not much to comment on really, just thought I would, because I hate some people who totally ignore the recap video of ĎMania on to of the show. Sometimes for me, itís the little things that count.

Okay, so since this is recap I canít really say too much but what I will say is Cena saying that there should be a new number one contender comes off a bit heelish. It is like he is trying to avoid a rematch. I donít know if this is seeds being planted, or if you just plain messed up so I thought I would mention it. It probably would have been a lot better if Cena said something like who ever there is in the back that I havenít faced, if you want some, come get some. Just would have sounded more Cena and would have fitted his character a lot better rather then just flat out saying Shawn Michaels should not get a rematch. Shawn Michael also seemed a lot like a heel, when its face against face there are some things you have to watch out for. Having this in recap makes it that much harder as we donít see the true emotion that the two guys have. Such words as fluke straight away make HBK sound as if he is down playing Cenaís talent, and that is something that during a face against face feud should not happen, unless one of the guys is going to turn heel soon. Cena was better here finally saying that line, made it seem like he wasnít scared, it was probably the first proper face thing he has said in this promo. The Coach as GM, imo, is a great decision. I am a mark for The Coach, I love his cockiness and all, Vinnie Mac taking leave is a good option, the whole hair storyline sucked, and this was a nice way for you to scrap that. Having to have tag team matches all the way up until Backlash is something that would usually get a tad boring, but due to it only being four weeks away I can see some nice, slow tension building, in all of these tag matches. In a summary, I wasnít a fan of both superstars talking, but Coach came out and straightened things up, we should now have an entertaining build to Backlash and a great main event at Backlash.

Armando Estrada is another man that I mark for, and I must say that he should have a great future in this thread if you re push him after he was embarrassed by Bobby Lashley at ĎMania. Usually AAE tries to calm Umaga down, but he really seemed as if he just wanted Umaga to go out for blood tonight, I will like that a lot but it seems as if there will be trouble for Super Crazy.

Just a little note, yes its nit picky and I donít usually care about to many mistakes, however, its Samoan Drop not Samoa Drop, one thing I hate is when people write out moves with incorrect spelling. On to the good news, this is exactly what Umaga needed; the splash through the table after the match was great just to re-invent him as a monster again. Perfect, I say feed him maybe one more jobber and then he will be ready to rumble again.

Carlito getting put on the show individually, without Flair is good in my eyes. ĎLito needs to be alone to be a success, I can see him not winning tonight, he needs to turn heel and ditch Flair. Anyway, just having this interview, which seemed in character enough BTW, shows me that your willing to give him some kind of push and that is exactly what I want to hear.

Masterlock challenge? I guess itís alright that youíre continuing with it after Lashley broke the lock a few weeks ago. Masters excuse made me lol to be honest. Okay, so this is not exactly entertaining, Masters doesnít look big and bad by defeating Jim Duggan, unlike Umaga I donít think Masters can pull it off. Having them have a proper wrestling match next week almost makes me cry, if your trying to push Masters having him compete against Jim Duggan for a few weeks in a row is definitely not the way to go.

Uggghhhh, by the looks of this youíre going for another Edge/Hardy feud. No matter what Hardy it is, feuding between any member of this family and Edge has been done to death, I think this is sometimes the problem with threads around this era; the same things get done over and over again. Also, Edge should be doing so much better, he is a former WWE Champion, where as Jeff Hardy is hopeless. Donít try telling me otherwise.

Val Venis and Kenny Dykstra in a match for the number one contendership for the IC Title makes me laugh. Automatically I knew that either Johnny Nitro or Carlito was going to win. Iím not going to lie, I was a little shocked to see Carlito come away with the victory, I really think he needs to be heel and needs to ditch Flair, maybe this will happen after he wins gold? Anyway, still not a great match up because rather than Nitro and Carlito going at it, they both paired off with a jobber each.

Good that the drafts is coming, at this stage, and itís still only early, you really need to freshen things up.

Oh my god, now we have got The Highlanders facing Cena and Michaels. This is a match I was expecting to be good; Coach just ruined that for me.

Okay, well another stinker if you ask me, just a match to continue the build for HBK/Cena at Backlash. Looking good anyway, like seriously looking good, I wish you the best of luck from where you go from here with this, but these two and Umaga are the things keeping this show from stinking If I am brutally honest.

This love story crap between Carlito and Ric Flair needs to hurry up and end. If Carlito some how takes the title off of Umaga art Backlash with this personality he has currently, I will be very upset.

Video promo for main event is really not needed. I guess extra hype is alright, but there is really no history between the two, this just seems like a way to add in an extra segment.

The main event was pretty entertaining; however it seemed like a typical Jeff Hardy match, a lot of spots and no in ring psychology. Meh, I would prefer a slow match with a whole heap of psychology tbh. Anyway, loved the ending and the aftermath, Edge showing his brutal side is something I will always love and something I commend everybody to do. I personally hope Hardy is out for a while. Anyway, great way to end the show.

Overall, despite two good matches being made for Backlash I feel as if this show really lacked, had glimpses of good stuff but it was obvious your still getting comfortable with the era your doing. Anyway, this is all constructive criticism, take it in the right way and I am sure you will get better. I have seen you produce nice and entertaining shows, besides Cena/HBK, Umaga and Edge everything else was meh, I expect things to heat up or at least be a bit better before the draft. Keep at it.

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Re: WWE 2007: The Year of Redemption

RAW News and Notes:
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-Randy Orton did not appear at all on last nights show, not even mentioned by anyone. Orton has said that he hasn't been very happy with him only being placed in the Money In the Bank ladder match at Wrestlemania 23. Orton is in no jeapordy of losing his spot, whatsoever, but Vince McMahon has sent him home and told him to clear his head and come back to RAW next week. As far as we know, however, it doesn't look like Orton will appear on the Backlash card for various reasons, so expect a World Heavyweight and ECW Heavyweight Championship match to appear on the show to fill it out.

-With the draft coming up in just four weeks on the 30th, there is already some speculation about who is going to be moving where. While nothing is confirmed, one of the big names from RAW, whether it be Cena, HBK, Hardy, or others, will likely be moving to Smackdown to boost it's main event scene up. ECW's midcard is expected to take a big boost, with possibly three guys coming over and attempting to bring the ECW Heavyweight Championship's belt's prestige up. Also, one man that has been talked about moving has been Mr. Kennedy. Management believes he does not have much left to do on Smackdown and may jump over to RAW and feud with someone over the Money in the Bank or to ECW and cash it in on Bobby Lashley to build the belt's prestige up.

-A few injury updates to note. Rey Mysterio has said that his knee injury wasn't as bad as first thought, and that he may be ready to return by Judgment Day, although officials don't want to rush him back and stress the injury out again. Triple H, on the other hand, said his torn quadriceps is going to take at least 4 more months, with him aiming at a return to Summerslam. According to Triple H, his return match at Summerslam "will likely be with Shawn by my side".

-Some people backstage have been very high on Carlito, most notably Arn Anderson. Anderson has said that Carlito has the skill inside of the ring and his mic work is 'better then average', but that he needs to get a little more serious with himself if he wants to be a big player in years to come instead of being stuck in the midcard. Many expect him to take the Intercontinental Championship off of Umaga at Backlash and then have Flair be his mentor in a long reign. If the reign were to go well, he may be smelling the main event scene by the beginning of 2008.

-Jeff Hardy is another that is being praised by some of RAW's bookers. They've noticed that he is widely over with the fans, can sell an injury very well, and has a chance to be a future WWE Champion. He and Edge are expected to have another match at Backlash, with a possible gimmick being attached to it. The one knock on Hardy is that he isn't the greatest on the mic, but the writers think that they can get past that as long as Hardy stays with his spot-monkey ways somewhat to stay over.

OOC: ECW is done and polished, but I wanted to get these news and notes in before I leave for a few days. Expect ECW to be up on Thursday-Friday.
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The notes look cool, especially the one about KK (it would be really nice to see him actually succeed once in awhile). I think that RAW wasn't that great. I think the fact that you got "outside help" from whatever its called (EPW? ETW? I don't even remember) kinda dragged the show down a little bit. It might just be because it was in recap; IDK. I really hope you don't do Edge/Hardy for very long; it has been done to death. Carlito getting a Jesus push would be lovely; I seriously hope he beats the shit out of stale U-manga.



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Randy Orton not being on Backlash is pretty bad. I hope you have something big planned for him, such as him going to Smackdown, because with the quality of the Raw i just read, i think you really need Orton on the show.

Hyping up the draft here... I think ECW is the brand that needs the biggest boost and I am sure you'll give it one. I think this is why you kept ECW, at least hopefully it is.

Rey Mysterio to go back to the Cruiserweight division please, he does not belong anywhere else. Over the years he has turned into a fat, over rated, midget. Chane that. Triple H and Michaels continuing DX can only be good if you decide to make HBK not religious again, to be honest i am not very confident in it.

The only way Carlito and Flair together will work will be if Carlito turns heel. Carlito beating Umaga as this shitty, watered down face character is not something that would make me very happy.

If this means Jeff Hardy is going to the main event I may have to stop reading. You've been warned...

Some things are looking good, others not so good, I still believe if you work hard you can make this work.

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ECW on Sci-Fi
April 3, 2009


ECW kicks off with the same video package that RAW did the night before, only focusing more on the only ECW exclusive match - the New Breed vs. ECW Originals - and Bobby Lashley's win against Umaga in the battle of the billionaires match. The video ends somewhat abruptly and cuts to the arena. We hear the fans chanting "E-C-Dub, E-C-Dub" as we are greeted by Joey Styles and Tazz. They hype up tonights scheduled match, which features Elijah Burke, Marcus Cor Von and Matt Striker versus Sabu, Tommy Dreamer, and The Sandman,

They talk about how the ECW Originals pulled it out to win against the New Breed before we hear "Hell Will Be Callin' Your Name" and the ECW Heavyweight Champion Bobby Lashley makes his way out. He has on just his wrestling outfit and enters the ring with the ECW Championship wrapped around his waist. He takes the microphone and talks about how he did it last night and defeated the Samoan Bulldozer Umaga. He says that it was his hardest match he's ever had and now he feels like he's on top of the world. Now he has to defend his ECW Heavyweight Championship, but who will be the one to challenge him. Will it be CM Punk, who gets some cheers from the ECW Crowd. Hardcore Holly? Maybe even ECW's own Rob Van Dam. He doesn't know, he just needs answers.

"Crash" hits and ECW Representative Mick Foley makes his way out to the ring. He says that if Bobby wants some answers, he's going to get it. There's going to be an elimination chase to determine who is going to face Lashley for his ECW Championship at Backlash. He tells the fans who aren't familiar with the concept that tonight there will be a fatal fourway match, the one who is pinned is eliminated, and the other three move on. Next week it'll be a triple threat, and again whoever is pinned is eliminated, and the other two move on to a singles match the following week, where the winner is declared the number one contender to Lashley's Championship. Lashley says that's fine, but he wants to know who's all going to be in the Elimination chase. Foley says that that is an excellent question, and the men are... Hardcore Holly (boos), CM Punk (cheers), Snitsky (boos) and 'Mr. Tuesday Night' Rob Van Dam (cheers). He wishes Bobby good luck in whoever he faces at Backlash, and tells him that they gotta get the show goin! ECW then goes to it's first commericial break.

Rating: 94%

{Commercial}

ECW comes back on air and "Don't Waste My Time" hits, and the New Breed, Elijah Burke, Marcus Cor Von, & Matt Striker make their way down the ring. Burke leads the two down the ring as Styles remarks that in a WWE.com exclusive, Burke guaranteed that he would never lose another match against an ECW Original and that tonight the future of ECW was going to shine with him, Cor Von, and Striker. The three men enter the ring after being introduced by Tony Chimel and wait for their opponents. "Man in the Box" hits next and Tommy Dreamer along with his partners Sabu and the Sandman make their way down the ring. Dreamer comes down with a chair in hand, Sandman with his signature kendo stick, and Sabu is bringing a table down. They all slide in with their foreign objects, but the referee tells them that this match is not contested under extreme rules so they'll have to get rid of the weapons. The three originals give the referee their weapons, one at a time, and when the referee turns his back the three Original's jump the New Breed!

After a few seconds the referee breaks up the malee and Striker and Sandman are the first two to start off the match. The Sandman controls Striker in the early stages of the match because Striker is still worn out from the jump that the Originals had on him, so after hitting Striker with a bulldog, he drags him over to the Originals corner and tags in Sabu. Sabu immediatly climbs to the top rope and jumps off, connecting with a Guillotine Leg Drop! He covers Striker for the pin but only gets a two count after Burke breaks it up. The referee orders Burke to get back out to the apron and while that's happening Sabu tags in Dreamer. Dreamer tries to deliver some punches to Striker, but the referee gets in the way before Dreamer can hit him. The referee says he didn't see the tag between Sabu and Dreamer, so he orders Dreamer to get back out. Dreamer tries to argue with the referee, so that gives Striker time to get over to his teams corner. Dreamer leaves and Sabu re-enters, but not before Striker can get a tag to Marcus Cor Von!

Cor Von quickly takes Sabu out with a Belly to back suplex, which receives some heat from the crowd. Cor Von quickly goes over to The Sandman and pulls him over the ropes into the ring. He delivers a stiff shot to Dreamers face to send him to the ground and goes over to one of the corners of the ring, stalking the Sandman. He waits and waits until the Sandman gets up and turns around... a POUNCE by Brown! The Sandman crashes right back to the canvas as Cor Von looks at his work done. We hear a "holy shit, holy shit" cheer from the crowd, but Cor Von is oblivious to Sabu being back up, and when he turns around he gets hit with a crossbody from Sabu.

For the next few minutes we get a variety of battles between Sabu and Cor Von, Burke and Sabu, Dreamer and Burke, Striker and Dreamer, until we get to the final stretch, where the Sandman and Elijah Burke are inside of the ring. The Sandman Irish Whips Burke off the ropes and bends over, looking to hit a flapjack, but Burke stops right before he gets to the Sandman and hits him with a huge uppercut to the jaw! Sandman falls down onto the ground and Burke drags him over to one of the corners before jumping onto the turnbuckle and doing a handstand before coming down with an elbow, landing on Sandman's chest. Burke quickly yells out "it's done with" and picks up the Sandman and pushes him into the turnbuckle before running to the opposite turnbuckle and connecting with the Elijah Express! Cor Von and Striker take out Sabu and Dreamer while Burke covers the Sandman for the three count at the 9:41 mark!

Burke celebrates his victory as Striker and Cor Von enter to celebrate with him as well. Tazz puts over Burke by saying that he is well ahead of his time and that he has the potential to become a future ECW Heavyweight Champion, judging by his performance here tonight. Styles then switches gears and they go backstage with Brooke, who's with Mike Knox!

Overall Rating: (68, 66, 70) **1/2

***

Brooke asks what Knox has been doing in his month absence from ECW, and Knox says that he was busy getting in shape and getting ready to destroy the whole roster of ECW, until he got his match against Bobby Lashley. Brooke says that the last time we saw Knox he was defeated by CM Punk. Knox says he was young and not ready at the time, but he's a changed man and he's ready to kill anyone that thinks they can mess with Knox. Tonight, he continues, Mike Knox is going to prove to everyone why this changed man will become the ECW Champion in no time. He then leaves as ECW goes to another commercial.

Rating: 52%

{Commercial}

"Death Grip" plays as ECW comes back from commercial and Mike Knox makes his way down to the ring. Styles remarks that the 6 foot 6, two hundred and ninety three man from Phoenix, Arizona, is ready to show that ECW is the home of the biggest and best giant in the sport and that his first match is against Little Guido Maritado, who is already in the ring. Knox makes his way into the ring and the bell is rung as the match begins.

The match is nothing more then a squash to help put Knox over. Little Guido gets in little amount of offense, with Knox showing his power in the 3 minutes that they are inside of the ring. Knox starts it off with a scoop slam followed by a diving leg drop. He whips Little Guido off the ropes before landing a big boot. Knox hits a few more power moves, including a belly to back suplex and a backbreaker, before finishing off Little Guido at the 3:01 mark with a Swinging Reverse STO, which is coined the "Desert Destroyer" by Tazz. Knox celebrates his victory by beating Little Guido down some more before picking him up and throwing him over the top rope to the outside. Knox then gives the camera a hard stare as they go backstage to Hardcore Holly.

Overall Rating: (50, 35, 66) *1/2

***

Holly is busy getting on his wrestling gear, just minutes away from the main event. He is shown sliding on one armpad before sliding on another, and just before he is about to leave the door, Snitsky enters and gets in his way. Holly asks Snitsky what he wants, and Snitsky says that tonight he and Holly should team out to take out one of the other two, and then next week they team up on the other one and fight each other in the finals. Holly says he doesn't work with partners, but Snitsky says if he ever wants a chance at the ECW Heavyweight Championship, he'll agree to the plan. Holly takes a little bit of a pause, thinking, before telling Snitsky he will. Snitsky nods and gives out a grin, showing his disgusting yellow teeth, before leaving Holly's lockerroom as ECW goes to it's final commercial break.

Rating: 61%

{Commercial}

Draft Video Package... 4 weeks... it comes!


ECW comes back from its final commercial break as "This Fire Burns" plays and CM Punk makes his way down to the ring. He comes out to some moderate cheers from the crowd, who show respect to the talented superstar. He comes out onto the top turnbuckle and points his finger down to his taped wrists and shouting it's "My Time". "Unglued" hits next and Snitsky, bald head and yellow teeth in all, makes his way down to the ring. He comes to a minimal size of heat, but Tazz remarks that he would not wanna even get within five feet of Snitsky because his breath might knock him out. Snitsky enters the ring and "How Do Ya Like Me Know" plays and Hardcore Holly makes his way out. Holly has his "no-nonsense, I don't give a fuck" attitude on, and when he goes into the ring he goes over to Snitsky and tells him something before going over to his own corner. Finally, "One of a Kind" hits and the only ECW Original in the match, Rob Van Dam comes out. He gives the crowd some high fives as he makes his way down the ring before he goes on top of the apron and does his "R-V-D" taunt. RVD then gets in the ring as the main event goes underway...

Snitsky takes out the fan favorite RVD out with a clothesline and throws him over the top rope while Holly works on Punk to start off the match, and then they both start to stomp on the downed Punk. The demolishing of Punk works for the first few minutes with no Van Dam in there, but once RVD makes his way back in, he makes his presence known. He connects with a springboard clothesline on Snitsky before getting inside of the ring and delivers a few punches to the back of Holly. Holly falls to the turnbuckle and RVD monkey flips him off the turnbuckle. Punk then runs at RVD and delivers a kick to the gut before turning and grabbing his head and hitting a bulldog!

For the next 6 minutes we see Holly and Snitsky work on both Punk and RVD, until we get to the end of the match where Snitsky has Punk in his Pumphandle Slam position, but RVD hits a springboard dropkick on Punk's back, which causes Punk to fall on top of Snitsky and get the pin for the 3 at 7:22! Snitsky is the first man eliminated in the elimination chase! Punk slides out of the ring quickly and celebrates, knowing he's stolen a win from Snitsky. Snitsky, on the otherhand, is pissed off to no end, but the referee tells him that there is nothing he can do. His shoulders were on the ground and his foot wasn't on the rope. Snitsky is still angry and vents his anger by taking the referee out with a big boot! Snitsky leaves the ring and we are shown Punk, Holly, and RVD staring at each other outside of the ring as ECW fades to black.

Overall Rating: (71, 71, 72) **3/4

We got a 3.19 rating for 'ECW on Sci-Fi'!
The attendance level was 9028 people.
We made $361120 from ticket sales.

Quick Results:
-Elijah Burke, Marcus Cor Von, & Matt Striker def. Sabu, Tommy Dreamer & Sandman (9:41)
-Mike Knox def. Little Guido Maritado (3:01)
-CM Punk def. Snitsky, Rob Van Dam & Hardcore Holly in an Elimination Chase Fatal Fourway (Snitsky was pinned; is eliminated from the chase) (7:22)

Current Backlash Card:

Singles Match for the WWE Championship:

John Cena (c) vs. Shawn Michaels

Singles Match for the Intercontinental Championship:
Umaga (c) vs. Carlito

Singles Match for the ECW Heavyweight Championship:
Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Rob Van Dam/CM Punk/Hardcore Holly

More to be announced.
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