Re: WWE 2009: A New Attitude
Smackdown 29th May, LA, California.
EDGEíS FATE SEEMS TO BE SEALED! PUNK CALLS FOR A REFEREE OUT HERE, HE IS GOING TO CASH IN! The referee is given the briefcase but just as the bell is about to ring...
THE RING EXPLODES IN A BALL OF FIRE!!!
Punk doesnít know where to look but he walks straight in to THE BIG RED MACHINE!!!
PUNK TURNS AROUND...
KANE GRABS HIM BY THE THROAT, CHOKESLAM TO C.M. PUNK!
HE ISNíT DONE YET... HE PICKS PUNK UP AND SETS HIM UP FOR THE TOMBSTONE...
HOOOLLLLYYYYY SHITTTTTT!!!! TOMBSTONE ON TO THE BRIEFCASE!!!
We then cut to Jeff Hardy hitting the Twist of Fate on Edge and announcing the TLC match and finally Chris Jericho being run off by Rey Mysterio as we cut to the arena in California...
J.R: Welcome, ladies and gentlemen to Los Angeles California at none other than the Staples Centre! This is the home state of Rey Mysterio and tonight he, and his nemesis Chris Jericho, will want to make an impact tonight with Extreme Rules only 9 days away.
Todd Grisham interrupts...
Todd Grisham: But who can draw their eyes away from last weekís shocking end? Jeff Hardy has been confirmed as Edgeís opponent at Extreme Rules and Kane stopped C.M. Punk from winning the World Heavyweight Championship, C.M. Punk is in action tonight but he will have to keep one eye on Kane.
J.R.: Right now though, folks, a match announced on wwe.com and WWE Mobile earlier today as Shad is about to go one on one with Shelton Benjamin.
Match One: Shelton Benjamin (w/Charlie Haas) vs. Shad (w/JTG)
Shelton Benjamin and Shad have been pretty much back and forth in this match but, with Benjamin being the more energetic, he is the more likely to get an advantage as the match goes on. Benjamin throws Shad in to the corner and leaps over Shad and jumps on to the turnbuckle and tries to jump at Shad but Shad catches Benjamin. Benjamin tries to wriggle free but BENJAMIN IS GULLOTINED ON THE TOP ROPE! Shad goes for a cover, 1...2...NO! BENJAMINíS FOOT IS ON THE ROPE! Charlie Haas walks away casually but he seems to have had a hand in Benjaminís escape. Haas backs straight in to JTG who steals Haasí shades from his face and gives them to a member in the crowd but Haas clubs JTG in the back. Meanwhile, in the ring, Shad throws Benjamin over the top rope and Benjamin flips over and LANDS ON BOTH HAAS AND JTG!!! The crowd are going beserk as Shad goes to the top rope but Benjamin manages to crawl to his knees and shake the rope; crotching Shad. Benjamin leaps up on to the apron and jumps on to the ropes and BENJAMIN WALKS THE ROPES. Shad gets to a vertical base on the turnbuckle but Benjamin runs on the ropes and hits a gravity defying BULLDOG from the top rope!!! Benjamin drapes an arm over Shad 1...2...NO! Benjamin is frustrated but Haas gets on to the apron to apparently offer him some moral support but Haas signals to Benjamin that JTG just took Benjaminís chain which he took to the ring. Shad clambers in from behind but Benjamin sidesteps and Haas it hit with a BIG BOOT! Benjamin grabs the neck of Shad and hits a neckbreaker.
Benjamin shouts at JTG and says ĎHe is going to get his revengeí Shad comes up from behind and chops down the knee of Benjamin. Benjamin screams out in agony as Shad picks up Benjamin and throws him in to the corner and starts unleashing punches but Benjamin ducks one punch and hits a SUPER KICK on Shad. Benjamin bounces off of the ropes and hits a knee drop. Benjamin goes for a quick cover, 1...NO! Shad kicks out rather easily but Benjamin works on the arm, applying an armbar and aiming a few kicks in the upper arm area. Benjamin lifts Shad up and goes for PAYDIRT but NO, SHAD PUSHES HIM IN TO THE ROPES but Benjamin stops in his tracks as he sees JTG. Benjamin moans at JTG but suddenly Shad rolls Benjamin up... 1...2...3!!! YES SHAD WINS!!!
Winner @ 6:16 via pinfall, Shad!
Shad and JTG quickly get the hell out of dodge as Benjamin throws a hissy fit in the ring, shaking the ropes. Haas comes in to the ring but Benjamin pushes Haas away and goes to the backstage area, he tells Haas to hurry up as the crowd chant ĎAssholeí
J.R: Well, Todd, Cryme Tyme seems to have got one up on The Worldís Greatest Tag Team and specifically Benjamin once again. Young Shelton needs to keep his head but at the moment it doesnít look like he is going to do that as he stormed backstage with intent. Weíll try and get camera back there as soon as possible but we will see you after the break where Chris Jericho will address the so called Ďhypocritesí of the WWE Universe. Weíll be right back.
We cut straight back to the ring, there is a baited silence as the crowd wait...
**BREAK THE WALLS DOWN**
The crowd have been waiting for that moment for several minutes. Jericho already has a mic in hand but he is looking especially dapper tonight in a navy blue suit. The crowd pans in on Rey Mysterioís wife and his child, Dominic.
Chris Jericho: Last week on Smackdown...
*You suck* chants start up.
Jericho: (calmly) On Smackdown I saw a different side to Rey Mysterio. He proved himself as a hypocrite when instead of staying the hell away from my match.
Heat for Jericho as he goes up the steel steps.
Jericho: He did what no rightful man should do, he tried to attack me in my moment of glory and now Rey it has become personal...
Jericho: You can boo and jeer me all you want but the fact of the matter is that here in the cesspool home state of Rey Mysterio...
The crowd boo Jericho after such a cheap statement.
Jericho: Here in California is where I send a message to Rey Mysterio and I send a message to everyone else in the WWE Universe. I am going to prove why I was the first ever Undisputed Champion and why I have been in some of the greatest matches of all time. I have done more in one night than all of you have done in your pathetic, worthless lives.
The crowd boo the hell out of Jericho.
Jericho: Then I look round and I see the rancid, mutated faces of our audience...
Massive heat for Jericho
Jericho: I look around and I see Rey Mysterioís family, here to cheer him on.
Jericho climbs out of the ring and down to the front row where Mysterioís wife and Dominic are sat.
Jericho: How does it feel to be married to a lying, feeble son of a bitch? He may show his true colours to you but he does not show it to the rest of the world because I am sure (begins to stroke Mysterioís wifeís face) you deserve... (smirks) better.
Mysterioís wife drags her face away.
Jericho: Little Dominic... apple of his little daddyís eye. Iím afraid that in just nine days time you are going to see something they donít teach in school and the only time you are going to see your daddy is in a hospital bed sucking his food through a damn tube.
MASSIVE heat for Chris Jericho who continues talking.
Jericho: Now, I am going to...
Rey Mysterio comes down the ring to massive amounts of adulation from the fans but the Masked Luchador is in no mood for pandering to the fans as his eyes are locked on Y2J. Mysterio picks up a microphone.
Rey Mysterio: (grits teeth) Get away from my family...
The fans pop
Jericho: Are you just gonna stand there whilst I... gaze at your wonderful family...?
Mysterio: You can try and get in to my head Jericho but it is not going to work and I will tell you why. I have all the fans behind me and all the words in the world can not affect me because I am the one of the lucky ones in this world because my name gets cheered all over the world every single night and if a few mind games were to affect me I wouldnít be in this position.
A small ĎMysterioí chant begins to start but he soon escalates to a full blown chant.
Jericho: No wonder these fans worship someone with as much guile as the LA Lakers.
Massive heat for Jericho once again.
Jericho: You fans want the easy guy to cheer, the one with the most damn heart but heart gets you absolutely nowhere in this business that is why I have won more Intercontinental Championships than anyone in this damn planet and that is why I am the greatest superstar of all time.
A few pro Jericho chants but mostly heat for his statement.
Jericho: Now, you can take off your mask now and I will save you the humiliation and pain of beating you inside that steel cage in nine daysí time. Oh, and Mysterio and I mean beat you.
Mysterio steps in to the ring and goes face to face with Jericho.
Mysterio: Jericho, you make me sick, I have a family but it must eat you up inside to know that you go home to nothing. I am not going to give in to your demands because the mask, this heritage, is the reason why so many people were drawn to me. My fans, my darling wife and son; if I take off this mask I let down my family. I am not going to let down all of my friends, past and present just to please your sick desires.
Jericho: If thatís the case Mysterio then your own fate is drawn and I doubt you will even get to Extreme Rules because you have pushed my patience farther than it is humanly possible before I... snap. Mysterio you are going to feel the full wrath and power of Chris Jericho and your goddamn fans and family cannot do a single thing about it because you are LOCKED INSIDE A STEEL CAGE!
Out of nowhere Jericho hits the CODEBREAKER!!! The crowd boo heavily and pile heaps of heat on to Chris Jericho.
Jericho: If you wonít take off your mask Mysterio I will show your face to the world.
Jericho slowly creeps over to Mysterioís downed body and a grin beams across his face. He lifts up his arm and slowly reaches down towards the mask, he closes his eyes and tries to seize the moment but... he stops. Dominic grabs Jerichoís arm. Jerichoís eyes snap open and he stares and sneers at Rey Mysterioís son. Jericho brushes Dominic out of the way which knocks Dominic over. Mysterio picks up the microphone whilst on the floor and talks to Jericho.
Mysterio: Chris, Chris please man Iím begging you. Chris, please, donít hurt my son. Chris. I have never begged anyone in my life but Chris donít do this. Itís not worth it. Chris you may feel you have the power but you donít because... Chris, when I step in to that ring I am going to have EVERY SINGLE fan in that arena and every fan in the world behind me and Chris I am going to make sure I get my revenge, just donít hurt him.
Jericho: You are a pathetic son of a bitch Mysterio, having your son fight your battle is the lowest of the low.
Jericho forcibly picks up Dominic
Jericho: Dominic (Dominic looks away) DOMINIC look in to your daddyís eyes and tell him it is going to be okay. Tell him at Extreme Rules he is going to win... (Dominic trembles and stumbles over his words) You canít tell him can you? (Dominic has become visibly upset) Mysterio your own son canít tell you are going to win. Your own son.
Mysterio crawls to his feet but Jericho kicks him back down again.
Jericho: You have fight, Iíll give you that Mysterio but your own family do not believe in you.
Mysterio: I... am going to win and I am going to keep my legacy.
Jericho: Mysterio you are going to keep nothing, you will lose everything and I am going to enjoy every single moment of it.
Mysterio: Chris... SCREW YOU.
JESUS CHRIST, ANOTHER CODEBREAKER!!!
Dominic runs over to his dad but Jericho comes up behind up and throws him to the floor, he grabs Dominicís legs and teases for the Walls of Jericho but Jericho shows some remorse and leaves him but he isnít done with Mysterio yet...
Jericho: You finally show some bite Mysterio but itís too damn late. I have already won, you canít summon any spirits, you canít look back and find some inspiration from some source. The prodigal son is too late Mysterio and only some divine intervention will stop me walking away from your mask. Mysterio, LOOK AT ME MYSTERIO!
The crowd are stunned in to silence.
Jericho: This isnít two thousand six Mysterio, you canít ride the euphoria to victory because you can pray to your damn God, you can seek all the support you want from people who are no longer with us and you can use that cross on your chest to give you your strength but you cannot beat Chris Jericho and one day... one day Rey you might just be able to understand that.
Jericho drops the microphone on to the canvas and walks up the ramp, sneering at the fans in a derogatory manner. Jericho turns around on the ramp and points at a downed Mysterio who is cradling his son in his arms as we cut to backstage.
Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas are trawling the corridors until they finally reach their locker room when they realise their lockers are... gone?
Benjamin: What the hell is this?
Haas: A hungry Big Show?
Benjamin: Címon donít play games I know who did this now letís go and find those no good damn hooligans.
Haas: Well, where do we start?
Benjamin and Haas back out of the room and straight in to Smackdown general manager Teddy Long.
Teddy Long: Now, waí can I do for you... playas?
Haas: What can you do? (scoffs) Oh, I donít know, maybe find out where the hell Cryme Tyme are and fire them.
Heat can be heard from the arena as Benjamin interludes...
Benjamin: Well (sarcastically) boss, any ideas?
Teddy Long: I do know that no one has yet left the arena... I will try and let you know if I see two people carrying lockers around... Iíll give you a bell playas.
Haas is held back by Benjamin.
Benjamin: Look man, we ainít gonna find our stuff by moaning are we?
Haas: (sighs) Youíre right, theyíve already messed us around too long and when we finally get our hands on them they will pay. Letís split up, we need to find those lockers...
He is coming to Smackdown... the worldís biggest athlete; leaving destruction in his path
Clips of Mick Foley, Triple H and Shawn Michaels left lying.
He has left them all lying in his wake. Crumpled bodies, bruised egos and shattered bones.
Clips of Stone Cold and The Rock
He has gone one on one with the best of them...
One of the most crushing, devastating moves in history. It has defeated legends, icons and superstars
The camera pans out to reveal THE BIG SHOW chokeslamming person after person.
He has main evented on countless occasions.
He has stolen the show.
Has shortened careers
A clip of John Cena being attacked at Judgement Day.
He wonít take it easy on Smackdown. Now is his calling, he is back and better than ever
He has the World Title in his sights...
Looking to return to the top of the mountain and this time... this time no one will stop him from achieving his goal.
In just fourteen days time Big Show will leave a message.
THE BIG SHOW RETURNS TO SMACKDOWN... IN TWO WEEKS!!!
Dolph Ziggler is in the ring with a microphone in hand, he cockily runs his fingers through his hair.
Ziggler: Now, last week I had some people sit behind their damn computers berate me for my (air quotes) actions.
Boos from the fans as Ziggler paces around the ring.
Ziggler: I did what was put in front of me, I did what anyone in this arena would have done and if you donít like that then you can come in to this ring and tell me directly to my face that you are better than me because I will tell you two simple, yes simple words... even for you.
Shut the fuck up chants begin to surface.
Ziggler: SCREW YOU...
The crowd pour heat all over Ziggler but he doesnít care in the slightest.
Ziggler: You can boo me all you want but there is no denying I have been shunned from the spotlight despite being the most talented person on this roster and a sure fire bonafide world champion.
The crowd boo once again.
Ziggler: I am incomparable, I am the absolute best that Smackdown can offer and why? Because I am better than every single one of you and I proved that by taking John Morrison and, as you saw on wwe.com, the results were devastating. At the moment he is probably watching this thinking how he would love to punch me in the face but (the camera zooms in on Zigglerís face) the ladies donít lie. This face gets me in to each and every one of your motherís, wivesí and girlfriendsí bedrooms every night of the week.
The crowd let out of massive heat but the cocky individual just smirks and strokes his chin.
Ziggler: This is the chiselled face of beauty, you had better take a picture Ďcos I am pretty sure a lot of you donít see beauty very often. Now, where was I? Oh, yeah Morrison. He suffered a damn concussion and now heís out for a month. The way I see it he is just delaying the fact that as soon as he comes back he will get his assed handed to him by the future world champion... DOLPH ZIGGLER!
Zigglerís smirk is soon wiped off his face, he turns around to see the General Manager standing at the foot of the ramp.
Teddy Long: Now, you seem to be doing a lot of holleriní but not a lot of action. If you want action all ya had to do was ask but, the way I see it, you donít need to be taking things easy. Especially after last week so tonight you are going to face one ticked off superstar. That man is none other than JEFF HARDY!
The crowd pop big time as Ziggler kicks the bottom rope in frustration and a scowl creeps over his face.
Long: Iíll look forward to seeing you out there... Iím sure everyone else in California will enjoy seeing you suffer... good luck.
Teddy Long walks back through the curtain as Ziggler looks desperately for a response but simply throws the microphone to the floor and berates the fans as he walks up the ramp.
J.R: I have to say, despite my contract saying I am not meant to be bias but Ziggler is going to get what he deserves.
Grisham: Ziggler is walking to the back but he is not in a good mood. Someone, I can imagine, who is not in a good mood is C.M. Punk after he was attacked last week by Kane and he goes one on one with Mike Knox next!
**A VIDEO AIRS**
A night no one will forget...
Randy Orton holding his WWE Title aloft.
Champions crowned, defeated and putting it all on the line.
Christian holding up his ECW Title.
The winners will take everything and remember this night...
Edge hitting the Spear on Jeff Hardy
The losers will lose it all and still remember the night...
Quick clip of Rey Mysterio and Chris Jericho
The night of champions
Batista hitting the Batista Bomb is shown.
A night to remember...
**END OF VIDEO**
J.R: We are back ladies and gentlemen and it is time for the second match of the evening as the Money in the Bank holder C.M. Punk goes one on one with Mike Knox.
Match Two: C.M. Punk vs. Mike Knox
Punk has burst straight of the blocks in this one and he has wasted very little time with his relentless offense. The straightedge superstar is in a pissed off mood tonight as he smashes Knoxís head in to the turnbuckle but Knox elbows Punk away but Punk uses his momentum and charges in with a FLYING KNEE but Knox moves out of the way and Punk collapses in to the turnbuckle. Knox hits a clothesline and picks Punk up and goes for the GORILLA PRESS SLAM but Punk gets out of it and lands on his feet and kicks Knox in the gut and hits a DDT! Punk crawls along the floor and hooks the leg of Knox for the cover, 1..2...NO! Knox kicks out but Punk gets up and runs off of the ropes and hits a stiff baseball slide to Knox, Punk then follows up with a knee drop to the arm of Knox. Punk drags Knox to his feet and unleashes a variety of kicks to the ribs of Knox and the crowd are lapping up the newly found competitive edge of Punk. Punk then grabs the arm of Knox and wrenches it and applies the armbar before hitting a sickening kick to the face of Knox and Punk drops to the mat with Knox and quickly applies the ANACONDA VICE!
Knox is having trouble fighting out of it and it looks like he might just tap but Knox manages to apply a sideheadlock and Punkís shoulders touch the mat... 1...2...NO! Punk releases the hold just in time but Punk now leaps to his feet and jumps up to the top turnbuckle. Knox groggily gets to his feet and turns around as Punk leaps off of the turnbuckle and goes for a CROSSBODY but NO KNOX CATCHES HIM... BACKBREAKER! 1...2...NO! Punk gets a foot on the rope! Unbelievable spirit shown by Punk to kick out of that move. Punk is lifted to his feet by Knox and Knox goes for the BIG BOOT but Punk dodges it and lifts Knox on to his shoulders... YES GO TO SLEEP! ITíS GOT TO BE OVER!!! Whatís this? Punk chooses AGAINST the cover, he points to the ramp, as if to send a message and he gets Knox on to the top rope and Punk climbs up as well, Punk hooks the arms... PEPSI PLUNGE!!! OH MY GOD!!! Knox has to be out cold 1...2...3!
Winner @ 7:24 via pinfall, C.M. Punk!
The crowd cheer wildly for Punk but suddenly FLAMES ENGULF THE RING.... KANE IS HERE! Kane stalks down the ramp as Punk waits for his rival. Punk tells Kane to get in to the ring, Kane steps through the ropes and Punk immediately goes on the offense and manages to lift Kane on his shoulders... GO TO SLEEP, NO KANE LANDS ON HIS FEET.... CHOKESLAM!!! Kane isnít done yet, his nonchalant expression turns in to a sick, morbid smile. Kane lifts Punk up and TOMBSTONES PUNK ON TO THE BRIEFCASE, SHADES OF LAST WEEK SHOWN HERE! Kane then picks up a microphone.
Kane: I see your broken body and I see the fire that burns within you, you are special Punk. You are unlike the others but your soul must be harvested for me to reach my final form, I need that (looks at the briefcase) I need it before it is too late.
Kane walks around the ring and picks up Punk. The medical team are on the outside of the ring and try to get in to the ring.
Kane: Punk... I need that... I need it more than anything in the world. Punk I am slowly slipping away from this world and returning to the other place, my home but before I go I need that one last shot... I need it. Punk itís going to me and you (breathes heavily) one on one but not in a normal match. I need the very best of you Punk and I need to raise the stakes. The fire that burns within you will soon burn within me because I am going to take it all inside that blaze, that inferno. The blaze that started it all will soon come in to effect but this time the flames are going to engulf you Punk.
The crowd boo Kane
Kane: An Inferno match, Punk. The swirls of fire, the fireballs blasting in your face and the searing heat ripping across your back. This will be a challenge like no other and you will not just have to face the fire you are going TO HAVE TO FACE KANE! (Kane starts to shake) My name from so long ago has been shunned but Kane is going to return. KANE.... KANE... I am ABLE to lead you to your demise because I am KANE.... THE MACHINE THAT EVERYONE FEARED IS COMING BACK.
Punk begins to stir now; he drags himself up and holds on to his briefcase. Kane steps on to the briefcase and kicks it away from Punk. Kane picks up Punk, who seems to want to speak.
Punk: (slowly) You... sick... demented freak. I hope you do burn in hell Kane.
Kane: SILENCE... your words will eat you from the inside eventually. As the fire is doused these FANS, these morbid, weak human beings will see you as some kind of hero, a white knight to stop the fire, to stop the destruction but I will come out on top once again.
Kane picks up Punk and HITS A TOMBSTONE ON THE BRIEFCASE ONCE AGAIN!!! Kane smirks and rolls Punk out of the ring with his foot.
Kane: This, this is just a fraction of the pain and suffering you will feel inside the ring at Extreme Rules. The fire will sear, your skin will melt and you wonít be able to bear it any more and there will be no escape from... him, Kane...
Kane lifts up his arms and ferociously slams them back down again as fire explodes from every corner of the ring. Kane looks at C.M. Punk who has been stretchered up the ramp. Kane holds the briefcase in front his face and places it on the floor before going down on one knee and the lights turn out and Kane disappears from sight as we cut back to the announcers after that strange, morbid event.
J.R.: Todd, Punk looks in a bad way but perhaps even worse is Kane is looking as dangerous as, perhaps he has ever been!
Grisham: That certainly looks true but Kane seemed very cryptic but Kane seemed to make it clear that he is facing C.M. Punk at Extreme Rules for that briefcase and in an inferno match, no less. Punk looked very impressive against Punk but I donít think he will be able to match the monster that is Kane, especially in his own match and Punk now seemingly injured.
J.R: That is true Todd but Punk is no mere wrestler, he has outfought several world class superstars before and it should be a tantalising match up at Extreme Rules to already add to Rey Mysterio and Chris Jericho going one on one inside a fifteen foot steel cage and Jeff Hardy and Edge go head to head in a Tables Ladders and Chairs match, it should be quite an event! Right after this break we are showing an interview with John Morrison which was broadcast on wwe.com earlier today.
John Morrison is shown sitting in his home in civilian clothes. He is looking a little shaken up but no less dapper than before.
John Morrison: Last week, last week Dolph Ziggler took my career and he took my wellbeing and he showed absolutely no care for it. I am John Morrison and he thinks I am not going to retaliate to him and that freak called Hawkins. When I return next month I am going to make sure no stone is left unturned in my quest to avenge my injury which nearly ended my career. Hawkins you are going to the starship pain and all of your powers are nothing to the pure heart and courage I have and I assure you Hawkins you will pay for this. As for Ziggler, I am not going to track you to the ends of the earth as I am with Hawkins because you will be your own downfall and, maybe, on another day I would have done the same thing but Ziggler your time of pain will come. Hawkins can try all the mind games he wants but when he steps in to the ring with me only my pure talent will shine through the darkness...
The interview abruptly shuts off...
J.R: Weíre sorry for that slight technical hitch but Morrison already said what needed to be said and by reckoning that means Morrison is going to come back fresher and better than ever which is great news for Smackdown and bad news for Curt Hawkins.
Grisham: Coming up later on...
**NO MORE WORDS**
Grisham: Woah, and here he is, the number one contender to Edgeís title, Jeff Hardy!
Jeff Hardy walks down to the ring, decked out in facepaint, receiving wild cheers from the fans and the young collective in the audience. Jeff Hardy gets in to the ring and picks up a microphone which has been conveniently placed there.
Jeff Hardy: Iím out here, to get a few things off my chest, before Edge gets the opportunity to attempt to mock me.
Huge boos for Edge as a Hardy chant starts up around the entire arena.
Hardy: A lot of people have been asking me why did I choose Tables, Ladders and Chairs for Extreme Rules? After all, itís a match Edge has performed so well in, he won two consecutive TLC matches and is the most experienced person in that ring when it comes to that battleground. Iíll tell you why, California, I am here to entertain you and prove I am still Jeff Hardy.
Huge cheers for Jeff Hardy
Hardy: In the last few years people have been commenting on the fact that I have lost Ďití the ability to wow the fans once again and it made me lose confidence in myself but then I step through the curtain once again and at Extreme Rules I am going to prove why everyone in this arena and everyone around the world cheers for Jeff Hardy.
Massive ovation for Jeff Hardy.
Hardy: For the younger members here tonight let me give you a history lesson... letís rewind to two thousand one, WRESTLEMANIA SEVENTEEN!
Huge pop for Wrestlemaniaís mention.
Hardy: That was the peak of my career, I made a star that day but unfortunately that star I made was none other than the man I am going to face at Extreme Rules. Yísee Edge we...
Hardy is cut off by booing for Edge.
Hardy: Edge, whether we would like to admit it or not we are similar. We both put our bodies on the line and our paths have crossed in the path and now it feels like it has all come full circle because when you speared me from ten foot in the air I made you a star and now Edge you are going to make me the World Heavyweight Champion.
A massive reaction in Hardyís favour once again...
Hardy: TLC has changed my career in so many ways but it has also shown me the light and I promise to not hold back at Extreme Rules because you are going to see the very best of Jeff Hardy, you are going to see me take the biggest risks.
Hardy: You are going to see me have no fear...
Again, another admirable pop
Hardy: I am going to entertain every single one of you...
A wry smile spreads across Hardyís face...
Hardy: And I am going to beat Edge for his title and climb that ladder to victory without resorting to dirty tactics and I am going to make sure, after all is said and done, we have the greatest match of all time because that is what I am here to do; entertain the fans. I am going to top what I did eight years ago and I am going to top everything I have ever done in my career because this is the best I have ever been and I am not going to let Edge stop me because, whilst it may seem like it is in his favour, I innovated Tables, Ladders and Chairs as well. Edge... good luck, Ďcos youíre gonna need it.
Jeff Hardy walks out of the ring and claps some of the fansí hands on the way out, he turns around and acknowledges the fans and steps back through the curtain.
We cut to backstage where Shelton Benjamin is walking through the corridors, Benjamin can hear dome indistinct chatter coming from behind a door, he smashes the door in to reveal Charlie Haas and Goldust playing poker...
Benjamin: What the hell? Iíve been gone ten minutes and you play cards with this... freak?
Goldust stands up...
Goldust: F-f-f-f-f (shouts in Benjaminís ear) --REAAAKKK?
Benjamin is taken aback by the eccentric superstar.
Benjamin: Look, man, uhhh guy? Weíre looking for our lockers, have you seen them?
Goldust: Why, yes, I have just seen.... C-C-C-C
Benjamin: Cryme Tyme?
Haas: Cryme Tyme?
Goldust: Thank you Charles, CRYME TYME.
Benjamin just facepalms in utter disbelief.
Benjamin: Where are they?
Benjamin: Cryme Tyme?
Benjamin: Letís just get out of here...
Haas: If itís any consolation, Teddy Long caught up with me and told me they left the building... Cryme Tyme are loose in California.
Benjamin grabs Haas
Benjamin: Why didnít you tell me this five minutes ago? Instead of having to listen to this.... thing.
Haas: Come on then letís go... See ya later Gold-to-the-dust
Haas: Iím just trying to be cool, man, come on.
Benjamin: For the love of...
Benjamin and Haas walk down the corridor and past a sign that clearly says Ďexití A voice can be heard at the end of the hall...
Goldust: CRYME TYME!
The camera now pans to a cafeteria like area in the arena. Teddy Long is walking along humming to himself when he bumps in to a sour faced Chris Jericho. Teddy Long looks up.
Long: Well, what can I do for you?
Jericho: You could do a lot of things Teddy, you could stop all of the fans being hypocrites, you could fire Rey Mysterio on the spot or you could push me forward to my destiny of being the World Heavyweight Champion.
Long: Well, I donít feel like I have seen what you can truly do, besides, Edge is rather busy right now, you know what Iím saying?
Jericho: Look (grabs Teddy Long) you can try and act all unflappable and phlegmatic as if you donít understand what I am talking about but you look here, after Extreme Rules if I am not given the opportunity at my destiny I am going to create that path myself and no one... no one is going to stand in my way.
Long: Well, I want you to really impress me, send me a message so youíve got a match against Jesse... oh, in about (looks at watch) two minutes.
Jericho still has a melancholic look on his face as he walks away.
J.R: You heard it, folks, whether he likes it or not Chris Jericho is in action and here comes Jesse...
Jesse walks down to the ring, he is full of energy and looking confident. He doesnít get much of a reaction but he steps in to the ring and faces the ramp, waiting for the full wrath of Chris Jericho.
**BREAK THE WALLS DOWN**
The crowd burst out in fury as Jericho walks down to the ring having hastily got ready. He unbuttons his shirt and throws it to the floor and he wastes no time in getting under way.
Match Three: Chris Jericho vs. Jesse
Chris Jericho unleashes lefts and rights on Jesse, backing him in to a corner. Jericho swings wildly and Jesse sidesteps and rolls Jericho up 1...2...NO!!! Jesse nearly pulled off a surprise win there but Jericho just managed to escape by the skin of his teeth. Jericho is not in a good mood as he hits a dropkick to Jesse, sending him in to the corner. Jericho charges in but Jesse leaps on to the ropes and Jesse goes for a VICTORY ROLL but Jericho throws him down to the mat. Jesse stumbles to his feet and Jericho hits a dropkick to the back of Jesse... Jesse is on the middle rope and a sick smile spreads across Jerichoís face. The crowd boo like crazy but that doesnít stop Jericho doing a less than convincing 619. Jericho Ďposesí for the fans before going for the cover 1...2...NO!?! Jesse KICKED OUT! Jericho obviously didnít get enough of that 619 but he is IRATE. Jericho berates the official. Jericho picks Jesse up and hits a CODEBREAKER to put Jesse out of his misery. Jericho isnít done yet, however and he climbs out of the ring and throws Justin Roberts out of the way and grabs a steel chair. He walks up to the steps with the steel chair but the referee tries to grab it off of him but Jericho backhands the referee... the referee falls to the side but still manages to CALL FOR THE BELL!!!
Winner @ 1:23, via DQ, Jesse!!!
Chris Jericho gets the steel chair and pummels it in to the cranium of poor Jesse, BUSTING HIM WIDE OPEN! Jericho isnít done yet as he smashes the arm of Jesse with the sole of boot. Jericho then grabs Jesseís legs and applies the WALLS OF JERICHO! Jesse is tapping out like a mad man but Jericho grits his teeth as the crowd call for Jerichoís head. Jericho then releases the hold and puts the steel chair over JESSEíS NECK!!! Jericho then gets another steel chair and gets in to the ring with it but suddenly REY MYSTERIO appears behind Chris Jericho, perched on the top rope... he leaps off of the ropes; attempting the senton...
The crowd are shocked in to silence as a po-faced Chris Jericho stands over ĎThe Masked Luchadorísí fallen body. Mysterioís head snapped back awkwardly. Chris Jericho then gets a microphone and panders around the ring.
Chris Jericho: I knew I would get a response Mysterio; itís in your blood. Hell, you could say itís your legacy.
The crowd boo Jericho as they know exactly what he is getting at.
Jericho: I see your family have left their seats; they are probably too ashamed at the hero you are trying to become. You tried too hard one too many times Mysterio.
Jericho gets the chair and smashes Mysterio over the legs with it, Rey is selling it like a champ.
Jericho: Once again the prodigal son was too late. The fabled hero Rey Mysterio couldnít stop the king... the king of this world CHRIS JERICHO!
The crowd boo Jericho
Jericho: Mysterio YOU CANíT WIN. You canít hit your 619, you have lost the mind games and in just a matter of nine days you are going to lose your legacy, your mask and your title. Because after this the new chapter of Chris Jericho will be opened and once you are out of my hair then there is no doubting I will be the GREATEST SUPERSTAR OF ALL TIME.
The crowd pour heat all over Jerichoís extraordinary statement.
Jericho: Mysterio you can get all of your fans to cheer your on at Extreme Rules because youíre going to need it, the only time you ever achieved real success in your life you did it because of your goddamn guardian angel but I am beyond any power you, or anyone else, has.
A massive ĎEddieí chant starts up...
Jericho: Thatís right, youíre going to need all of this Mysterio, listen to your beloved fans because this may be the last time you ever hear them cheer your name because after Extreme Rules... youíre finished.
Jericho drops the microphone on the canvas and locks eyes with a fallen Mysterio who is clutching his mask. Jericho does the Ďcut throatí sign as he goes through the apron. Mysterio, however, gets to his feet to a standing ovation from the fans and Mysterio applauds the fans back as he starts walking to the back as we head in to a commercial break.
We cut to, what looks like, a beach in California. Benjamin and Haas walk in to the scene, trampling on a young boyís sandcastle in the process.
Benjamin: The beach?
Haas: Everyone has time for the beach, besides I am pretty sure I just saw them go on that bridge...
Haas and Benjamin walk up on the beach but Haas is sidetracked by a kid with a lollipop. Haas attempts to take the lollipop from the boyís hand, he lifts the boy in the air when he realises he canít get what he wants...
Haas: If you wanna be a funny guy...
Haas: What the? No... no... maíam, definitely not. I just wanted that... you know just take a hundred bucks and weíll forget this whole incident ever occurred.
Haas whistles and walks away, treading on another sandcastle. Benjamin runs back down from the bridge.
Haas: Wha-- Nothing...
Benjamin: Well, they werenít up there so they must have gone back to the arena because there stuff is still there... you still got the money, right...?
Haas looks at the floor.
Benjamin just sighs in disbelief as Haas murmurs to Benjamin about having a Ďreally bad sweet toothí
We now cut to the medical room where C.M. Punkís neck is being checked on and his ribs are being strapped up. Eve walks in to the room...
Eve: C.M. Punk... what we just witnessed from Kane was as brutal and demonic as anything we have ever seen from him. Firstly, how is your condition?
Punk: Eve, Iím not one hundred percent, I can tell ya that now but I wonít back down from a challenge. I never back down from a challenge and Kane wonít be the same. Sure, he may be tough but I didnít get why I am today by not being as tough as the opponent standing on the opposite side of the ring. At Extreme Rules things will get ugly and will get gritty but this fire will keep on burniní.
Eve: Are you sure you can compete at the highest level after that attack?
Punk: As far as I know, yes. I am not competing next week as a precaution...
Suddenly Edge bursts in to the room to a massive amount of heat.
Edge: Thatís all nice to know but did anyone give me sympathy when I broke my neck? No. Does anyone care about you? No. Are you going to get what you want next week? No. Youíre in the main event next week Punk injury... (slaps Punkís ribs) or no injury. Youíre teaming up with... Rey Mysterio
Huge pop for Mysterioís name being mentioned.
Edge: As far as I am concerned I donít want anything to do with Jeff Hardy next week and this will be the perfect warm up for you and your trip to hell because youíre going to be facing me and CHRIS JERICHO.
Punkís eyes are now locked towards Edge.
Punk: Edge, it will be my pleasure...
Punk holds out his hand as an act of courtesy but Edge sneers in his direction and walks out of the room. Punk starts coughing and holds his ribs as we cut to a shot of the Smackdown announcers.
J.R: How selfish of Edge to make sure Punk is in a match next week because Punk is clearly in a bad way after Kaneís horrific attack on Punk earlier in the show. Moving on to the present we now have a tag team match between four feisty ladies; Michelle McCool and Alicia Fox are teaming up to battle Melina and Gail Kim.
Match Four: Michelle McCool and Alicia Fox vs. Melina and Gail Kim
All four divas have had a decent amount of offense, especially the Womenís champion Melina who is looking to make a real statement. We join the action as Gail Kim Irish whips Fox in to the corner and leaps over her, Fox turns around but she is hit by a Gail Kim CROSSBODY. Kim goes for the cover 1...2...NO! McCool breaks it up to the displeasure of the fans. Melina clotheslines McCool over the top rope but Fox hits an axe handle to Melina sending her out of the ring as well. Fox kicks Kim in the gut and goes for a suplex but Kim lands on her feet and hits an enzuirguri to Fox. Kim tags in Melina (who has made her way back to her corner) to a good pop. Melina cartwheels across the ring and hits an elbow on McCool and gets on to the top turnbuckle but McCool grabs her legs and Melina falls right in to a vicious dropkick which rebounds off of her chin. Fox goes for the quick cover 1...2...NO! Melina gets a shoulder up but this doesnít please Fox who stamps on Melina. Fox picks Melina up but Melina hits a vicious kick which sends Fox back in to the ropes. Melina goes for a quick clothesline but Fox ducks it and hits a NECKBREAKER! Fox crawls over to McCool and tags her in. Melina scrambles over to her corner but McCool grabs her and pulls her away by her legs but Melina kicks McCool off of her and tags in Gail Kim. Kim flies in and hits a running knee to McCool before hitting a BASEBALL SLIDE to the ankles of Fox. Fox is knocked off of the apron and her face rebounds off of the canvas. McCool misses a kick and Gail Kim sets her up for the inverted facebreaker and HITS IT! Gail Kim hooks the leg... 1...2...3!!!
Winners @ 4:00 Melina and Gail Kim.
Melina and Gail Kim celebrate in the ring as the heels walk up the ramp with their tails between their legs.
J.R.: It looks like those two got what they deserved but I donít feel they will take it lying down. We have news of something backstage...
Haas and Benjamin are chasing after a forklift down a corridor. Benjamin and Haas stop out of exhaustion.
Benjamin: Thatís gotta be them...
Suddenly CRYME TYME burst through the curtain and down the ramp with a set of lockers placed on their forklift. Haas and Benjamin are on split screen and they see Cryme Tyme on a TV placed next to them.
Haas: This is just going to get worse...
Cryme Tyme leave the forklift outside and step in to the ring.
JTG: I dunno what they be holleriní about backstage but it looks like they have had quite an adventure today. Why are they gettiní so worked up Shad?
Shad: I donít know, man. Maybe itís because they were chasing us around California
Cheap pop for California's mention
Shad: They were chasing us around all night looking for their lockers...
JTG: But... havenít we been in the arena all night?
Benjamin and Haas look on in disbelief...
Shad: Yeah, itís a good thing a few buddies of mine did us a favour... as for their lockers... boys, take a look in your locker room.
Haas and Benjamin look at each other as the camera follows them in to their locker room where THEIR LOCKERS ARE STOOD! Benjamin kicks the locker in frustration...
Shad: Now, whose lockers are Ďdese I hear you ask. Letís find out...
Shad steps through the ropes and opens the lockers to find a slew of panties, one with the name ĎMariaí clearly printed on it.
JTG: Woah... woah... so theyíve been following Mariaís panties around all night? Damn thatís some nice work boys but... weíve got to go. But first... letís give something back to the fans...
JTG walks out of the ring and grabs the panties and hands them to every excited male in the audience. A few girlfriends will be breaking up with them tonight...
Shad: California give it up for SHELTON BENJAMIN AND CHARLIE HAAS!
California unleashes a sarcastic applause as Haas runs his fingers through his hair backstage and Benjamin is still taking out his frustrations on his locker. Cryme Tyme get out through the crowd.
J.R: Weíll there you have it, folks! Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin were well and truly fooled here tonight. Coming up after the commercial break weíll have our main event between Dolph Ziggler and Jeff Hardy and Edge is joining us on commentary... this should be interesting, donít go away.
Main Event: Jeff Hardy vs. Dolph Ziggler
An incredibly back and forth match which has kept the fans engaged throughout and Jeff Hardyís selling has really added to the match, as has Edge on commentary. We join the action as Dolph Ziggler throws Hardy in to the ropes and Ziggler hits a thunderous clothesline sending Hardy down to the mat. Ziggler meticulously works the arm by twisting it and then stamping on the arm. Ziggler throws himself to the floor and pulls Hardyís arm back whilst pushing it with his leg. Ziggler puts his hands on the ropes to gain an advantage but the referee soon sees it and tells him to relinquish the hold. Ziggler gets to his feet as Jeff Hardy slowly gets to his feet with one hand being held back. Hardy gets up ducks a right hand from Ziggler and hits a MULE KICK to the back of Zigglerís head. Hardy goes for the cover... 1...2...NO! Ziggler just manages to kick out. Jeff Hardy runs off of the ropes and goes for a leg drop but NOBODY HOME as Ziggler rolls out of the way. Ziggler runs and dropkicks the arm of Hardy which sends Hardy back. Ziggler then grabs Hardy by the neck and throws him in to the corner and gets his boot and shoves it in to the throat of Hardy. The referee orders him off and by the count of four Ziggler steps back but he hits a running knee to the arm of Hardy once again which makes Hardy scream out.
Ziggler throws Hardy down to the mat and grabs Hardyís leg and wraps it around his own leg and Ziggler steps on Hardyís arm and pulls back for a makeshift surfboard submission hold. Jeff Hardy tries valiantly to reach over to the ropes but Ziggler just wonít let him. Edge gets out of his seat to goad his challenger at Extreme Rules but Hardy fights out as the crowd explode and Edgeís eyeballs nearly explode out of his sockets. Hardy gets ruthless and hits an elbow to Zigglerís chest, Hardy gets up and runs at the turnbuckle, jumps up and hits a WHISPER IN THE WIND to Ziggler. Ziggler is down for the count 1...2...NO!!! Ziggler just managed to get a shoulder up as Hardy holds his arm. Hardy drags himself over to the turnbuckle and uses the turnbuckle to reach a vertical base. Ziggler gets back to his feet and both men run at each other and TAKE EACH OTHER OUT WITH A CLOTHESLINE! Both men are down and the referee checks on them, the referee starts counting as both men are cold out. The referee gets to five and both men begin to stir, at around seven Jeff Hardy gets to his feet to a big pop. Hardy picks up Ziggler but Ziggler pulls on the hair of Hardy and applies an armbar but Hardy reverses it with a nice looking hip toss. Hardy walks over to Ziggler but Ziggler POKES HARDY IN THE EYE! Ziggler smirks and grabs Hardy and hits an INVERTED DDT! Ziggler hooks the leg, 1...2...NO! Hardy managed to get a shoulder up just in time which obviously infuriates Ziggler.
Ziggler stamps on the arm of Hardy and picks him up to his feet. Ziggler quickly goes for his finisher, the JUMPING RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP but Hardy fights out of it and with just one good arm attempts to go for the TWIST OF FATE but Ziggler pushes Hardy off and straight in to the referee and they both clash heads sending the referee down... somewhat conveniently. Hardy shakes his head as Ziggler also collapses to the floor. Hardy groggily gets to his feet but he is hit by THE SPEAR!!! J.R is convulsing over on the announcing table as Edge smirks and places Ziggler over Jeff Hardy and Edge drags the referee over to the cover as he leaves the ring and stands over by the announce table... The referee comes to and he sees Ziggler draped over Jeff Hardy so he has no choice but to go for the slowest three count known to man 1......2.......3!!! ZIGGLER STEALS IT!
Winner @ 14:34 via Pinfall, Dolph Ziggler!
The crowd boo Edge as Ziggler makes a quick getaway. Jeff Hardy is still down in the ring; clutching his midsection. Edge folds over the apron cover and pulls out a TABLE! He throws it in to the ring, he then carefully pulls out a ladder and slides it under the bottom rope. He then grabs a steel chair and carries it in to the ring with him (as well as a microphone) Edge sets up the ladder and sits on the third rung as Hardy lies on the floor.
Edge: This, this is why I am still the World Heavyweight Champion, Jeff. This is why I am better than you and this is why I will beat you at Extreme Rules. I take opportunities, Jeff and I hopefully you take this opportunity to talk to me man to man. I know what you take Jeff... we all know but they try and keep it a secret because the only.... drug.... I have coursing through my body is a hefty dose of HARDCORE. (Edge looks down at Hardy) Sorry, ya wanna speak?
Edge throws Jeff Hardy the microphone.
Hardy: Iíve grown up Edge, you should know that. I know what I did but I also know what I am going to do to you at Extreme Rules. Look around you Edge because this is what you are going to be hit with... (Edge looks around at the weapons) think about how much damage this can inflict on you. Think about it. Then imagine that the biggest weapon in the ring is ME!
A huge pop from the fans.
Hardy: You can inflict as much punishment as you want on me but Iíll just come back stronger Edge...
SPEAR!!! EDGE JUST HIT A SPEAR FROM THE LADDER ONCE AGAIN!!!
Edge: Eight years ago I made you Jeff and now... now I am going to break you.
**END OF SHOW**
Shad def. Shelton Benjamin
C.M. Punk def. Mike Knox
Jesse def. Chris Jericho via DQ
Gail Kim and Melina def. Alicia Fox and Michelle McCool
Dolph Ziggler def. Jeff Hardy
Current Card for Extreme Rules:
WWE Championship | First Blood Match:
Batista vs. Randy Orton (c)
World Heavyweight Championship | Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match:
Edge (c) vs. Jeff Hardy
ECW Championship | Hardcore Scramble Match:
Christian (c) vs. Zack Ryder vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Tommy Dreamer vs. Jack Swagger
Money In The Bank Briefcase | Inferno Match
Kane vs. C.M. Punk (c)
Intercontinental Championship | Steel Cage Match
Rey Mysterio (c) vs. Chris Jericho