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July 12, 09 - ARCO Arena; Sacramento California
World Heavyweight Championship
Steel Cage Match
Matt Hardy © vs. John Cena
~ Matt Hardy completed his dream of becoming the World Heavyweight Championship at Judgment Day, winning a Fatal-4-Way, contested between himself, his brother, Chris Jericho and the champion at the time, John Cena. It took him more than a decade, it took turning his back on all his fans, on his entire family but now Matt Hardy can say he is the top dog on SmackDown. He has one title defence under his belt, defeating John Cena, albeit under shady circumstances, as he attacked Cena before the match, beating him up enough so he could simply roll him into the ring, hit the Twist of Fate and win the match. But, that only served to enrage Cena, who defeated Kane in a number one contenders match, getting his true rematch. In the weeks leading up to The Bash, Matt would get the better of Cena multiple times, and every time Cena seemed to get one up on Hardy, the World Champion would somehow make an escape. However, this match will be contested inside a Steel Cage, which means Hardy can’t do a runner. He’s locked in with a very angry John Cena, and there is no way out.
Edge vs. Kane
Ever since WrestleMania, The Big Red Monster, Kane has been on a violent rampage. CM Punk and Christian have felt the full brunt of the rampage. Kane shaved Punk’s head, but he then upped himself by setting Captain Charisma, on fire. With Christian on the shelf through injuries, his best friend, Edge, has took up the challenge of getting revenge. The Rated R Superstar, now loved by the fans, has a tough task ahead of him, as he takes on Kane tonight.
#1 Contenders Bout
~ World Heavyweight Championship ~
Chris Jericho vs. Jeff Hardy
Chris Jericho and Jeff Hardy competed in the Fatal-4-Way at Judgment Day for the World Heavyweight Championship, and The self proclaimed Best in the World has decided it was Jeff who cost him his chance at winning the gold. Jericho attacked Jeff after Judgment Day, and in the following weeks began to trash him in interviews and in-ring segments, even at one point calling him a cancer to the WWE. Jeff, obviously, didn’t enjoy what Jericho was saying so he thought fire with fire, attacking Jericho at every opportunity and matching him on the microphone. Not only is this personal, it will also determine who will face either Matt Hardy or John Cena for the World Heavyweight Championship. Jericho wants revenge against Cena for him ending his World Title reign in 2008, while Jeff wants his brother in a match because he still hasn’t gotten over Matt’s backstabbing that cost him the WWE Championship. One thing’s for sure, when these two collide, fireworks will fly.
United States Championship
Kofi Kingston © vs. R-Truth
At Judgment Day, Kofi Kingston won the U.S Title in a very controversial match, winning it in a huge gauntlet contest. R-Truth, a man who has done no wrong to Teddy Long or the fans (at the time), was put in the gauntlet, with little to no chance of retaining, and that’s just what happened, he was eliminated and Kingston took full advantage. Truth took exception to losing the title, telling Teddy Long he believes that he is the victim of a conspiracy. In the weeks leading up to The Bash, Truth was stripped of his rematch clause, which only fuelled those conspiracy thoughts, but in the end managed to get a match after defeating Vladimir Kozlov, and now he will face Kingston in a personal match for the United States Championship.
Dolph Ziggler vs. John Morrison
At one time, the Cruiserweight Championship was a staple of SmackDown, providing some of the most exciting moments in the show. Now, the Cruiserweight Title is making a return, and it will be contested between two men who have battled their way to the final of the Cruiserweight Tournament. Morrison defeated two formidable opponents in Jesse and Kaval, while Ziggler defeated Gregory Helms and Chavo Guerrero. Now, these two skilled combatants will take the ring in an effort to become the first Cruiserweight Champion in a very long time.
WWE Tag Team Championships
The Hart Dynasty © vs. The Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson
The Brian Kendrick and Ezekiel Jackson defeated The Colons to become WWE Tag Team Champions at Backlash. They would then go on to defend the titles against The Lifeblood of Extreme, Tommy Dreamer and Stevie Richards. But then they faced the debuting Hart Dynasty, who saved Bret Hart from an assault at the hands of Jackson and Kendrick. In the main event of SmackDown, The Hart Dynasty won the WWE Tag Team Championships, on their debut, in Canada, with Bret Hart beside them. Now, Kendrick and Jackson have activated their rematch clause, and it will happen tonight.
Evan Bourne w/Kelly Kelly vs. Mike Knox
Kelly Kelly and Mike Knox used to date, everyone knows that, and everyone knows how that ended. But fast forward to two thousand and nine, and it seems Mike Knox is the only person who hasn’t gotten over it. When he was drafted to SmackDown, we found him stalking Kelly backstage, who took protection from Evan Bourne. At Judgment Day, these two would compete in the U.S Title gauntlet, with Knox not only eliminating Bourne, but injuring him. Without her protection, Kelly was bullied and harassed by Knox for weeks, that was until Bourne made his much needed return, saving Kelly and the rest of the Divas from the monster. And now, these two will face off tonight, Bourne looking to defend the honour of Kelly, and Knox simply looking to injure the smaller man.
Grudge Tag Team Match
The Warriors w/AJ Lee vs. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder
The Warriors made their debut on WWE Superstars, showing off their talents before going on to compete on SmackDown. But, one team didn’t enjoy seeing a new team tear up SmackDown and Superstars, that team was former WWE Tag Team Champions, Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins. At first, the rivalry between the two teams was solely about competition, about proving who is the better team,. But now, it’s very personal, as Zack Ryder knocked things up a notch by attacking Daniel Bryan and Kaval’s friend, AJ Lee. The small Diva was the victim of a sit-down spinebuster at the hands of Ryder, putting her out of action for a few weeks, but she made her return on the previous episode of SmackDown, when Bryan and Kaval got some measure of revenge, but they are gunning for even more retribution tonight.