- At this point, Linda McMahon's senate run is being considered a failure. Polls show that her popularity is very, very, low. As such WWE has backed out of there support, however, don't expect PG to go away. WWE still likes their marketing to a somewhat younger audience. However, while blading is still taboo, hard way blood will no longer involve referee interference. The profanity will be slightly less limited. Also, any sexual innuendos will be kept to a minimum..
- We can officially confirm the signings of Claudio Castagnoli and Chris Hero to developmental deals for WWE. The former ROH tag team champions have some big fans in the WWE powers that be, more on this story as it develops..
- WWE has also been looking at other talent on the independent circuit. Names thrown around have been PAC, El Generico, and Kevin Steen. Colt Cabana has also been discussed, but as of right now negotiations between the two sides have ceased..
- Ever since news broke that the Triple H brass was against using Daniel Bryan, the internet has been in an uproar. Mr. Money in the Bank was not used and was barely mentioned on Smackdown despite his controversial loss to Wade Barrett at Summerslam. WWE's Twitter page has been bombarded with tweets concerning Bryan's spot within the company. In fact, #WeWantBryan was trending during Smackdown, but was obviously ignored. Triple H himself has been heard saying that he still is against using Bryan, and is thinking this will all die down in a few weeks..
No theme song this week instead we cut straight to the ring.
John Laurenitis is in the ring surrounded by security. The crowd is booing and chanting "CM Punk!" rather loudly, there is also a very slight but recognizable "We want Bryan!" chant.
Hello, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Monday Night Raw. My name is John Laurenitis; I am the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and the personal assistant to the Chief Operating Officer of the WWE.
Heat follows Laurenitis' obnoxiously long job title.
I regret to inform you that due to his inappropriate actions and unprofessional representation of the WWE, CM Punk has been suspended for the night without pay.
The crowd really shits on Johnny big time after hearing this new revelation.
I can understand your disappointment with the situation. Believe me; we in the WWE are equally disappointed. We truly do hope Mr. Punk can learn from his mistake and return to continue his career as a WWE Superstar.
The crowd hasn't stopped booing.
However, as they say the show must go on.
The line is obviously supposed to be said with SOME sort of inflection, but Laurenitis being.... Laurenitis just makes it bland and awkward. The crowd now starts back up with "CM Punk" and again a small "Daniel Bryan" chant.
Tonight, we will have a Number One Contender's match for the WWE Championship at Night of Champions. Alberto Del Rio will take on Rey Mysterio, tonight. (Laurenitis' redundancy knows no bounds)
Despite Rey Mysterio being involved most of the crowd still boos wanting CM Punk.
Also, the mini-tournament for the United States Championship match will begin tonight.
This does little to calm down the crowd which is still chanting for Punk (and yes a bit for Bryan).
Thank you, and-
**MY TIME IS NOW**
The crowd gives about a 65-35 reaction for John Cena, more so in booing due to the Punk love in Pheonix. The WWE Champion is not happy as he comes down to the ring. Laurenitis tells the security to let Cena pass.
Cena grabs a mic. Laurenitis is staring at Cena awkwardly.
Well John, now that you've just about bored everyone out of this arena...
Cena sort of waits for a reaction, and he gets a bit of one, but the majority of the crowd has not stopped chanting for CM Punk.
I think I speak for everyone when I say: we want some answers!
The crowd actually cheers this as Laurenitis is keeps his stone face.
So unless you have something interesting to tell us... I suggest you go on up the ramp and go get your boss Triple H to give some answers!
The crowd cheers again as Laurenitis calmly just states back at Cena.
First of all John, Mr. Helmsley is not just my superior, he is yours as well. Secondly, Mr. Helmsley is not here tonight-
The crowd immediately let's out a large amount of heat that interrupts Laurenitis. Cena just smirks.
Let me guess: (impersonating Big Johnny) Mr. Helmsley has put me in charge for tonight.
As a matter of fact he has. However-
Another big time rush of heat comes Johnny's way.
However, Mr. Helmsley has informed me that he will be here, in person, next week.
This does little to calm the crowd.
Laurenitis (addressing the crowd):
I'm sorry, but Mr. Helmsley has many duties as the Chief Operating Officer of the WWE and is unable to attend every event-
Well then I guess YOU had better give us some answers!
**I CAME TO PLAY**
The crowd gives a big time mixed reaction, this one a lot more even. The Miz enters wearing his t-shirt and an angry look on his face. The crowd reaction remains mixed due to Miz's interesting proposal to CM Punk last week. Due to the security, Miz stays at the top of the ramp.
Welcome, Miz. I assume you are here to apologize for your actions last week.
Miz snickers to himself.
I'm not here to apologize for anything. I'm out here for the same reason Cena is... For answers.
The crowd pops a little bit.
Miz (pointing at Laurenitis)
But I don't want answers from you..... (points to Cena) I want answers from you.
Cena just smirks, points to himself, and says "me?"
You don't have me fooled Cena! You might have these people fooled, but not me! I know you were in on the screw job at Summerslam!
The crowd gives a very mixed reaction to these accusations.
Not only that but, I think you and your bosses have been doing this for a while. Exhibit A; after losing this year at Wrestlemania to yours truly, you get put in a gauntlet match for a shot at the WWE Title and, once again, you don't win, BUT you get put in a title match anyway! Not only this it's a TRIPLE THREAT CAGE MATCH! And low and behold you won, the Champ is Here! You won the WWE Championship! You know, despite interference from R-Truth taking out one of the participants, you "overcame the odds" and won. Exhibit B; two weeks later I beat John Cena for the WWE Championship! However, the referee reversed the decision because he looked at the replay. Now I ask you all, when has this ever happened before? It even happened again a few weeks later in an I Quit Match. Exhibit C happened at Summerslam when you screwed CM Punk out of the WWE Championship! Face it people, there is a conspiracy theory in this company, and it's to keep the WWE Championship around the waist of John Cena! It's the same reason he didn't get fired! You think Chris Masters had Triple H fighting to keep his job?! Of course not!
Cena is shown in the ring with a bit of a cocky smile on his face as Laurenitis looks a bit nervous.
NO CENA, SHUT UP! You may come out here and "argue" and put on a show for these people with Laurenitis, but I see you for the fraud you are!
Cena's face is more serious in the ring, and Laurenitis looks right at the camera and motions for something to be cut off.
Trust me everyone, this isn't the first time I've said this AND I'm not the only one who thinks this! Besides CM Punk and myself there's-
MIZ'S MIC CUTS OFF AGAIN! Miz tries to talk into it again, but of course, nothing is heard. Cena looks angrily toward Laurenitis, who tells John to calm down. Miz looks very angry on the ramp as the crowd boos wanting to hear what he was going to say. Suddenly, MIZ ATTEMPTS TO CHARGE THE RING! The security is holding back Miz, BUT MIZ GETS ONE ARM IN THE RING AND GRABS LAURENITIS' LEG!! Miz tries to pull Laurenitis out of the ring, while the security is trying to pull Miz back! Meanwhile, Cena is looking confused and angry as all this is going on. The guards finally get Miz off of Johnny; who screams at the guards to "GET HIM OUTTA HERE!" The guards drag Miz up the ramp in a scene very reminiscent to last week as Laurenitis exits the ring and heads toward the announce table. Laurenitis takes Cole's headset and puts it on.
Go to commercial! Go to commercial, now!
Cena comes up to Laurenitis and yells “I want some answers!"
Just trust me John-
Back at ringside.
The crowd is still a little restless, but let out a pretty good reaction for the WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne. Interestingly, the announcers haven't mentioned the events that took place before the break. (Almost as if instructed not to... Hmmm) Kofi and Evan do the thunderclap at the top of the ramp and head toward the ring.
Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne have been on an absolute tear since winning the WWE Tag Team Championships!
Most of it at the expense of the former champions: David Otunga and Michael McGuillicutty!
A replay is shown of last week's match between Evan Bourne and Michael McGuillicutty. The match ends when Bourne hits Air Bourne.
The crowd's reaction now turns sour. David Otunga makes his entrance accompanied by Michael McGuillicutty.
Well David Otunga looks to have better success than his partner did last week!
Well it won't be easy as he's taking on Kofi Kingston!
You can say that again, King! Kofi is not just a great tag team competitor, but a first rate singles superstar, having held both the Intercontinental and United States Championship!
McGuillicutty is noticeably distant from his partner as he heads toward the corner on the outside. Otunga gets his attention and tells him to "watch how it's done".
David Otunga w/ Michael McGullicutty vs. Kofi Kingston
Really short match, probably due to Otunga's in ring ability, or lack thereof. The match ends when Otunga has a bear hug in. Kofi elbows out of the hold, causing Otunga to release the hold. Kofi then grabs Otunga in a modified gutwrench, sweeps in his leg, and HITS THE SOS!
No! Otunga kicks out!
Otunga gets up at the same time as Kofi, (completely no selling the SOS) and runs toward Kofi, but Kofi double chops him down. Otunga gets back up and is chopped down again. Otunga slowly rises to his feet this time; Kofi hits the ropes and nails Otunga with a SUPERMAN PUNCH! Kofi runs around the ring as the crowd begins to get excited and Otunga is down in the middle of the ring. Kofi hits the ropes, stops, dances....... And hits the BOOM DROP! Kofi rolls back to his feet and begins his thunder clap with the crowd as claps along, waiting for Otunga to rise to his feet. Kofi goes for TROUBLE IN PARADISE..... but Otunga rolls out of the ring, next to his partner Michael McGuillicutty. McGuillicutty starts to yell at Otunga, criticizing how he's performed in the match so far. Otunga begins to argue back when KOFI LAUNCHES HIMSELF OVER THE TOP ROPE...... BUT OTUNGA MOVES AND KOFI LANDS ON MCGUILLICUTTY!! Kofi is down and Otunga lifts him up and IRISH WHIPS KOFI BACK FIRST INTO THE STAIRS! Otunga quickly rolls in and out of the ring to break the count. Otunga then grabs Kofi by the head and bounces his head off the steel ring steps! Otunga does it a 2nd time!
And a 3rd!
And a 4th!
Kofi is absolutely loopy, as Otunga grabs Kofi by the waist and SHOULDER THRUSTS KOFI INTO THE BARRICADE!! Otunga then throws Kofi back into the ring. Otunga goes to follow........ but is stopped by his partner, McGuillicutty! Michael begins to argue with Otunga yelling, "Why did ya let him land on me!" Otunga yells back "I'm not your damn babysitter!" Otunga enters the ring and he is still bickering with McGuillicutty. Otunga turns around...... RIGHT INTO TROUBLE IN PARADISE FROM KOFI!!! Cover!
Winner: Kofi Kingston
After the match Kofi celebrates in the ring as Bourne does at ringside. McGuillicutty looks angry, both at himself and at Otunga.
Well Kofi Kingston is victorious tonight, albeit with some inadvertent help from Otunga's partner Michael McGuillicutty!
We see replays leading to the end of the match.
Back in the ring Otunga is just recovering as McGuillicutty tries to help him to his feet. Otunga shoves him off and the two begin to bicker and argue again.
Backstage, John Laurenitis is in his office. He is clearly shaken up due to his earlier ordeal with The Miz. He's adjusting his tie and hair (toupee?) when there is a knock at his door.
Yes, come in.
Abraham Washington walks into Laurenitis' office and shakes the hand of the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations.
Mr. Washington what can I do for you?
Well I thought I would let you know, sir, that I am now representing Jack Swagger officially as his agent.
Well congratulations, Jack is a great talent and I'm sure he will be just as good as a client.
Well that's why I'm here, you see, Mr. Swagger's contract is coming to an end soon-
Yes, I'm well aware of this. I sent Mr. Swagger his contract to resign a few days ago.
You see that's the problem. This contract is absurd!
I offered him his exact same contract he had before. If anything, that is quite a generous offer considering his win-loss record as of late.
Yes, but that was for the Jack Swagger of old. THIS is for the NEW Jack Swagger, the NEW and IMPROVED Jack Swagger! Think about it, Jack was good enough to win the World Heavyweight Championship without my guidance, imagine what he'll be with it! He'll be the type of superstar that the WWE can be proud of! A role model! Someone who won't have to be held back by security or have his language censored!
Laurenitis looks both intrigued and impressed.
Well then Mr. Washington, perhaps we'll discuss negotiations, next week.
Washington and Laurenitis shake hands.
I'm looking forward to it, sir.
Back at ringside. Justin Roberts is in the ring.
The following contest is scheduled for one-fall, with the winner advancing to a Number One Contender's Match for the United States Championship!
The crowd cheers in excitement.
**AIN'T NO MAKE BELIEVE**
The crowd gives a pretty loud reaction as "The Shaman of Sexy" John Morrison enters and taunts in slow-motion.
Well here comes my pick to win this whole thing, JR!
That's a very wise prediction, King! Of the four superstars in this mini-tournament, Morrison has held more championships than the other three combined.
Morrison enters the ring and taunts in the corner.
**SAY IT TO MY FACE**
The crowd gives a reaction comparable to John Morrison's just moments earlier for Alex Riley. Riley comes down the ramp with a smile on his face.
This young man has been on quite the roll this past summer. He has teamed with the likes of John Cena and has even defeated former WWE Champion and his former employer The Miz!
Well the summer is coming to an end, JR! And so is Riley's fifteen minutes of fame!
Well we'll see about that Cole!
United States Number One Contender's Tournament Match
John Morrison vs. Alex Riley
The two man shake hands before the match begins. Riley uses his strength to throw Morrison around while Morrison uses his elusiveness to counter. Riley is up against the ropes as Morrison runs at him. Riley counters with a BIG FLAPJACK LANDING MORRISON THROAT-FIRST ON THE TOP ROPE! Morrison stumbles back as Riley now hits the ropes and nails a nice clothesline taking down Morrison. Riley then brings Morrison to his feet, scoops him up, AND HITS A MICHINOKU DRIVER! Cover!
Riley stays on the attack by pulling Morrison to his feet, going behind, AND LIFTING HIM UP FOR A BIG BACK SUPLEX...... BUT MORRISON LANDS ON HIS FEET! Morrison then grabs Riley from behind for his own back suplex. MORRISON LIFTS RILEY UP....... AND SLAMS HIM DOWN WITH A WHEELBARROW FACEBUSTER! Morrison turns Riley over and covers!
Morrison takes a moment before rising to his feet. Morrison stomps on Riley's gut forcing him to sit up. Morrison then HITS THE ROPES AND RUNS IN FOR HIS RUNNING KNEE....... BUT RILEYFALLS BACK AND ROLLS UP MORRISON IN A SCHOOL BOY!
No! Morrison kicks out!
Both men quickly get to their feet. Riley jumps... and nails a nice dropkick. Riley then gets Morrison in a front headlock. Riley brings Morrison to his feet while keeping him in a front headlock. Riley then lifts his forearm...... AND HITS HIS SIGNATURE FOREARM SMASH/FACEBUSTER! Riley turns Morrison over and hooks the leg!
No! Morrison nudges his shoulder up!
Riley pulls Morrison up by his arm. Riley whips Morrison into the corner and heads to the opposite corner. Riley runs in..... AND GOES FOR LEAPING CLOTHESLINE.... BUT MORRISON MOVES OUT OF THE WAY. Riley hits the corner hard and stumbles back. Meanwhile, MORRISON SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE SECOND ROPE FOR THE FLASH KICK..... but Riley catches Morrison in a powerslam position! Riley then THROWS MORRISON ONTO HIS SHOULDERS LOOKING FOR YOU'RE DISMISSED!! RILEY THROWS MORRISON..... BUT MORRISON LANDS ON HIS FEET AND SHOVES RILEY TOWARD THE CORNER! Riley stops himself and turns around RIGHT INTO A CALF KICK FROM MORRISON!! Morrison quickly rises to his feet, leaps over Riley, heads toward the corner, SPLIT-LEGS OFF THE TOP ROPE....... AND HITS STARSHIP PAIN!!! Cover!
Winner: John Morrison
Wow! What a match!
It just goes to show what it means to be the United States Champion!
Replays are shown of highlights and the ending. We come back to see Morrison still celebrating in the ring. A graphic is shown of the match later tonight between R-Truth and Zack Ryder.
So now John Morrison will face the winner of the matchup later tonight between Zack Ryder and R-Truth, next week in a Number One Contender's Match!
The graphic now shows Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio.
Also, in our main event of the evening, Rey Mysterio takes on Alberto Del Rio with a WWE Championship match at Night of Champions on the line!
We see a man half covered in shadows. Not much can be seen of him, all that can be seen is his messy hair and the fact that he is wearing a jacket. The man starts to speak.
People often fear what they don't understand. The human brain, however, doesn't like fear. It is not comfortable with it. So the mind attempts to undermine the fear, it tries to underplay it. This is why people laugh, or should I say pretend to laugh, when I say I am the next natural step in the evolution of this sport.
The mysterious man pauses for a moment.
Everyone's reaction is always the same. They look at me, for a split second, with a look of awe and worry, and then they quickly scoff and laugh, hoping I didn't see that look in their eyes. However, I never miss it. Incidentally, these people who feign laughter are the same who have seen me in the ring. They pretend to scoff because they fear me. They fear me because they know what I've known for years. They know that I am better than anybody or anything that they've ever seen in this business. It's the very reason many of you don't know who I am. The people in charge know what I am and what I am capable of. But, they will hold me back no longer. They cannot hold me back any longer. I am the next natural step in the evolution of this business!
The man now steps out of the shadows.
I am...... Dean Ambrose.
The promo slowly fades to black.
The crowd boos as Natalya enters with the WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix.
Here comes Natalya and she comes with her partner, the WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix! Who shocked the entire WWE Universe last week with her controversial words lambasting the Divas division.
I don't know about you guys, but it sounds to me that Beth and Natalya are jealous of all of the other divas!
Natalya waits in the ring with Beth at ringside.
**SHE LOOKS GOOD TO ME**
The crowd gives a pretty good reaction for Eve Torres; however she's not alone as she brings her friend Kelly Kelly with her. There normally happy faces are replaced with ones of intensity.
As you can see in these ladies' faces they didn't take to kindly to Beth's words last week.
Both divas told WWE.com how they felt that "The Glamazon's" comments were a slap in the face of the entire Divas division!
Suddenly, both Eve and Kelly run into the ring and they immediately begin to brawl with Natalya and Beth respectively. The match doesn't even start as the women just attack each other in the ring! Eventually, Beth and Nattie take control and begin to beat on Eve and Kelly. Beth drags Kelly up to her feet, hooks her arms, lifts her up, AND HITS THE GLAM SLAM!! Beth than places her knee on Kelly's back, and pulls her head up by her hair. Kelly is barely conscious as Beth yells at her, "We're going to take out every one of you prissy, moronic, bimbos; one...by....one!" Beth then looks at Natalya and says, "Do it!" Natalya walks toward Eve, grabs her legs, and locks in the SHARPSHOOTER!! Eve is screaming in pain! Nattie's not through though as she LAYS BACK TORQUING EVE'S BACK AT A DISTURBING ANGLE! Eve screams louder as a now fully conscious Kelly Kelly begs for Natalya to stop. Kelly is still being held back by Beth's knee on her back and watches as her best friend squeals in agony. When Natalya finally does release the hold it's clear that Eve is seriously hurt. The Women's Champion holds up one finger to Kelly as if to say, "That's one" Beth then lets Kelly go before exiting the ring and heading up the ramp with her partner Natalya. In the ring, Kelly is at Eve's side as EMT's come to try and help her. We are shown some shots of concerned looks in the crowd as Eve holds her back in extreme pain. When we finally see Eve's face it's not what we are used to seeing from the former Divas Champion. Her normally happy and vibrant smile is replaced by one of agony. Tear streaks are seen down the front of her cheeks. Kelly glances at the ramp with a malicious look, before looking back down at her fallen friend.
We come back to see the announce team with somber faces.
Ladies and gentlemen, moments ago the Women's Champion had a message for the rest of us and got it across rather disturbingly.
We see replays of what just happened before the break. We also see afterward Eve being helped to the back by EMT's and Kelly. The crowd applauds as Eve gingerly heads backstage.
We come back to ringside once more showing the announcers.
As disturbing as that attack was, perhaps the more prophetic moment was Beth claiming that Eve was just the first victim.
"THE TRUTH HAS SET ME FREE"
R-Truth sulks down to the ring ignoring the heat from the crowd. Truth keeps his head down as he mumbles to himself.
Well ladies and gentlemen; the winner of this match will face John Morrison next week in a Number One Contender's Match for the United States Championship! This match was made after both R-Truth and Zack Ryder appealed to John Laurenitis to be apart of this mini-tournament.
I understand R-Truth being apart of this tournament, he's been a consistent main event level superstar, but ZACK RYDER?! Are you kiddin' me? The guy can barely get a match on Superstars?!
Well he beat the United States Champion last week; I think that warrants an opportunity!
"WOO, WOO, WOO, YOU KNOW IT!"
The crowd somehow gives a bigger pop than it did last week for Zack Ryder. Ryder walks onto the stage holding his video camera, obviously recording for his YouTube show.
Well here comes the loser himself, Zack Ryder.
Shows what you know, Michael. I can name plenty of WWE Legends who have had slow patches of there WWE careers including Triple H and Mick Foley! I guess they're losers too, huh?!
United States Number One Contender's Tournament Match
R-Truth vs. Zack Ryder
This match goes a pretty good long length and actually has a commercial. When we come back from break we see Truth has Ryder in a sleeper in the center of the ring. Ryder starts to fight out the hold by getting the crowd behind him and elbowing Truth in the gut. Truth releases the hold and Ryder runs off the ropes and hits a running forearm. Truth rises to his feet and gets hit with another running forearm. Truth again rises to his feet and gets hit with a swinging neckbreaker from Ryder! Hook of the leg!
No! Truth kicks out.
Ryder keeps on the attack by bringing Truth to his feet, sending him into the corner, runs toward Truth and HITS A MONKEY FLIP! Truth flies toward the center of the ring. R-Truth begins to rise to his feet, when Ryder grabs Truth by the head from behind, AND HITS A REVERSE DDT!! Ryder covers!
No! Truth kicks out!
Ryder looks up at the ref in disbelief. Ryder then brings Truth to his feet, hooks him up for a snap suplex...... But Truth deadweights him and jabs him in the ribs. Truth then lifts Ryder up for a vertical suplex....... AND HITS A SUPLEX STUNNER! TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES CONNECTS! Truth covers!
3, No! Ryder barely pops his shoulder up!
Truth gives a psychotic look toward the referee, before pulling Ryder back up to his feet, hooking him up, and lifting him up in another vertical suplex position.... and BRINGING RYDER DOWN FACE FIRST INTO THE CANVAS! Cover!
No! Ryder barely kicks out!
Truth picks Ryder up by the arm; irish whips him into the ropes, bends down...... AND GETS KICKED IN THE FACE BY RYDER IN THE REBOUND! Ryder the hits the ropes again and goes for a CLOTHESLINE.... but Truth ducks and Ryder goes off the opposite ropes....... AND GETS HIT WITH A LIE DETECTOR!! Truth hooks the leg!
No! Ryder barely kicks out!
Truth gets angry and throws a small tantrum. Ryder begins to get to his feet by the ropes. Truth then picks up Ryder and places him on the top turnbuckle. Truth then goes to the top rope himself, and GOES FOR A FRANKENSTEINER........ BUT RYDER HOLDS ON TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND TRUTH FLIPS RIGHT ONTO THE CANVAS! Ryder takes a moment before.... LEAPING OFF THE TOP ROPE WITH A BIG DIVING SPLASH!! Cover!
3, No! Truth barely nudges his shoulder off the canvas!
The crowd lets out a collective gasp as Ryder's face is one of disbelief. While Ryder looks at the ref with despair on his face, Truth seeks solace by sitting in the corner to regroup. Ryder sees this and looks toward the crowd with a grin. Ryder pumps his fist to chants of "WOO WOO WOO", runs in...... AND HITS THE BROSKI BOOT!! The crowd is really buzzing now as Ryder holds his hands up showing the L and the I. Truth groggily rises to his feet and turns to see RYDER JUMPING FOR THE ROUGH RYDER....... BUT TRUTH DUCKS AND RYDER HAS TO STOP HIMSELF FROM COLLIDING WITH THE REFEREE! Ryder turns around and sees Truth running at him for a clothesline.... BUT RYDER MOVES AND TRUTH TAKES OUT THE REFEREE! Truth looks down to check the ref, turns around, AND GETS HIT WITH THE ROUGH RYDER!!! Ryder covers and the crowd counts along!
BUT THE REF IS STILL OUT! Ryder realizes this and releases his pin. Ryder goes and attempts to revive the fallen official. Ryder is shaking the ref when suddenly RYDER GETS HIT WITH THE ZIG ZAG FROM THE UNITED STATES CHAMPION DOLPH ZIGGLER! Ziggler came of nowhere! All three men in the ring are out as Ziggler flees the ring and heads up the ramp. Truth begins to stir as does the ref. R-Truth drapes an arm over Zack Ryder!
Yes, I told you JR! I knew it!
Oh give me a break, Michael! Ryder was on his way to winning before Ziggler interfered! Ziggler's obviously upset over his loss to Ryder last week!
Oh c'mon JR, you didn't really think this good was gonna' win did you?!
We're you watching the same match I was?! Ryder had the damn match won?
But JR, do you think Ziggler cost him the match because he's mad that Ryder beat him last week or because he's SCARED that Ryder beat him last week?
That's a good point, King!
Oh give me a break!
While the commentators bicker we see replays of the match highlights. When we cut back to the ring we see Ryder holding his head sitting up as Ziggler smirks back at him from the top of the ramp. Meanwhile at the bottom of the ramp, Truth is celebrating via yelling and screaming, "I told y'all! I told y'all!"
A shot of every championship is shown as the recognizable voices of many WWE Superstars are heard.
Cena: I will never forget it....
Orton: I will never forget......
Christian: I will never forget.....
Triple H: I will never forget.......
Sheamus: I will neva' forget.......
Now shots of each man winning their first World title is shown accompinied by their voice
Orton: It was in Toronto; Canada
Sheamus: San Antonio; Texas
Christian: Tampa; Florida
Triple H: Ames; Iowa
Mysterio: Chicago; Illinois
Miz: Orlando; Florida
Swagger: Las Vegas; Nevada
Cena: Los Angeles; California
Orton: I became the youngest World Champion in history.
Sheamus: I shocked tha' world.
Mysterio: I proved dreams do come true.
Miz: I proved I wasn't just a reality star.
Triple H: I became The Game!
Cena: I ended a historic title reign.
Now a close up of every superstar is shown
Triple: It was the night I became....
Miz: The night I became....
Mysterio: The night I became....
Sheamus: Tha' night I became....
Swagger: I became.....
Orton: I became.......
Cena:.... A champion.
We come back from break to see McGuillicutty and Otunga talking backstage.
Listen man, I know you didn't MEAN to cost me that match-
Cost you the match?! You were the one who let Kingston land on me-
Ok, OK! Let's just agree to disagree. Anyways we gotta look past that, because I talked to John Laurenitis and we've got a rematch clause for the Tag Team Titles, and I set the match for Night of Champions!
Night of Champions?
And you didn't think to ask me when I wanted the match?
Well I didn't think it would matter-
You didn't think it'd matter?!
The two now start bickering again both speaking and neither listening finally Otunga calms both of them down.
Ok, ok, fine. I'm sorry I didn't consult you. But now we've got a match, so let’s do what we have to do to win back, OUR tag team titles.
Otunga extends his hand; McGuillicutty is cautious but eventually accepts.
At ringside, Justin Roberts stands next to Ricardo Rodriguez.
The following contest is a Number One Contender's match for the WWE Championship! At this time please welcome Alberto Del Rio's personal ring announcer: Ricardo Rodriguez!
Rodriguez steps forward to heat and to some chants of "CM Punk!"
The crowd boos as Del Rio enters with his sports car.
Todos ustedes ratas necesidad de bienvenida el próximo campeón de WWE, un hombre que aplastará insectos que Rey Mysterio, el Sr. dinero en el Banco, ALBERTO DEL RIIIIIIIIIO-
THE MIZ HAS JUST GRABBED THE MIC AWAY FROM RICARDO! THE MIZ JUST CAME THROUGH THE AUDIENCE!!
YOU GUYS WANNA CENSOR ME?! CENA! LAURENITIS! HUNTER! I'M ON TO ALL OF YOU! DON'T TRUST CENA PEOPLE! I KNOW WHY HUNTER SCREWED PUNK OUT OF-
The ref takes the mic from Miz! Miz yells at the ref, "What the hell are you doing!" The ref points to his earpiece and yells back, "I'm just doing my job!" MIZ DECKS THE REF!! Del Rio watches from ringside confused (and albeit slightly amused). Suddenly, ALL OF LAURENITIS SECURITY HEADS DOWN THE RAMP! Laurenitis himself is at the top of the ramp. Miz sees this and flees through the audience! Laurenitis orders his guards to pursue Miz! Every single guard chases Miz through the audience and out of the arena!
When we come back Del Rio is in the ring with a smirk on his face. Again, the commentators have not mentioned The Miz's actions moments ago. The crowd is now raucous chanting for The Miz and CM Punk, (and again a bit for Daniel Bryan)
The crowd cheers, though they are still a bit restless. Rey Mysterio enters and points to both sides of the crowd. Rey comes down to the ring while Del Rio continues to smirk cockily.
WWE Championship Number One Contender's Match
Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio whips Rey into the corner and runs in for a follow up..... But Rey gets both his feet up and sends Del Rio back staggering. Rey then runs in..... AND NAILS A SPINNING WHEEL KICK!! Rey covers!
No, Del Rio kicks out.
Rey pulls Del Rio up in a sitting position and nails a stiff kick to Del Rio's spine! Del Rio quickly rises to his feet after the stinging kick to his back. Rey then kicks Del Rio in the leg, once, twice, three times. Rey then Irish whips Del Rio.... But Del Rio keeps hold of Rey's wrist and kicks Rey in the gut doubling him over. Del Rio then hits the ropes and comes back with a sunset flip..... But Rey immediately rolls out of it and KICK DEL RIO HARD IN THE SKULL!! Del Rio may be out cold! Cover!
No! Del Rio just gets his shoulder up!
Rey pulls Del Rio up to his feet and forearms him in the face and makes him stumble toward the ropes. Rey whips Del Rio into the ropes... But Del Rio counters and whips Rey into the ropes. Rey comes off the rebound and ducks a clothesline attempt by Del Rio and comes off the ropes again with a WHEELBARROW BULL- DEL RIO COUNTERS WITH A BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX!!
NO! Rey barely pops his shoulder up!
Del Rio takes a second before grabbing Rey's arm and slamming it hard against the canvas. And so Del Rio's work on the arm begins. Del Rio pulls Rey up by the same arm and hooks him in an arm ringer. Rey yells out in pain as the ref question whether he would like to submit. Rey denies this, but it's obvious he's in pain. Rey falls to a knee temporarily before falling back to counter... But instead Del Rio falls on Rey's arm with a hard knee! Rey screams out in pain. Del Rio holds Rey's bad arm down as he covers.
No. Rey nudges his good shoulder off the mat.
Obviously, Del Rio didn't think that would earn him the victory. Del Rio pulls Rey to his feet (again by his bad arm), hooks him in a hammerlock, scoops him up, and nails a hammerlock scoop slam. Del Rio then picks Rey up again and throws him onto the ring apron. Del Rio grabs hold of the bad arm and HOTSHOTS IT ON THE TOP ROPE! Rey collapses onto the ring apron clutching his injured limb. Del Rio drags Rey back in the ring and covers!
No! Rey still has fight left in him.
Del Rio drags Rey up in the corner and Irish whips him into the opposite corner. Del Rio runs toward Rey who gets both feet up. Del Rio stumbles back and Rey pushes himself up to the second rope and leaps off with a SEATED SENTON!
Rey immediately gets to his feet (favoring his arm) and hits the ropes, ducks a Del Rio clothesline and SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE WITH A CROSSBODY....... BUT DEL RIO CATCHES HIM WITH A FRONT POWERSLAM! Cover!
NO! Rey barely kicks out!
Del Rio glances up at the ref in anger. Del Rio then brings Rey to his feet and THROWS HIM SO THAT REY SLIDES ON HIS STOMACH UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE AND SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE ON THE OUTSIDE!! The crowd ooh's at the brutal looking maneuver! Del Rio smirks from the inside of the ring as Rey grabs his arm in pain.
Can Rey Mysterio bounce back or will Alberto Del Rio challenge John Cena at Night of Champions?
We come back from the break to find Rey locked in a Fujiwara Armbar. We see a replay of the vicious move by Del Rio before the break. Del Rio is really torquing Rey's arm right now. Rey begins to work his way to his feet. Rey is back to a vertical base and punches ADR in the gut to break the now modified hold. ADR quickly kicks Rey in the gut to stop any momentum from building. ADR the hooks Rey's arm and smirks as he's setting up for the CROSS ARMBREAKER! DELRIO TWISTS FOR IT....... BUT REY SHOVES HIM OFF! Del Rio stumbles forward, turns around, runs toward Rey, AND GETS CAUGHT WITH A FRANKENSTEINER...... THAT LANDS DEL RIO BETWEEN THE SECOND AND THIRD ROPES! Rey sees this and hits the ropes...FOR THE 619...... BUT DEL RIO DUCKS OUT IF THE WAY!! Del Rio then jumps for a DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER.... BUT REY GRABS THE TOP ROPE FORCING DEL RIO TO LAND HARD ON HIS BACK! Rey takes a moment before SPRINGBOARDING TO THE TOP ROPE....THEN TO ANOTHER SIDE OF THE RING..... AND HITS AN ARABIAN PRESS!! Cover!
3, No! Del Rio barely nudges his shoulder up!
Rey grabs his arm and looks at the ref with a look that says "You've got to be kidding me!” Rey stands with help of the ropes and slowly heads up to the top rope. Rey has trouble adjusting himself, but gets his bearing AND GETS AN ENZIGURI
TO THE HEAD FROM DEL RIO!! Rey is nearly knocked unconscious on the top turnbuckle. Del Rio climbs up to the second rope and nails Rey with two more hard right fists. Del Rio then gets Rey up on his shoulders in a FIREMAN'S CARRY POSITION! Del Rio may be looking for a Super Samoan Drop.... But Rey elbows out of it and gets back on the top turnbuckle. Rey then headbutts Del Rio twice knocking him from the second rope. Rey takes a second to reestablish his footing in the top rope as Del Rio gets to his feet in the ring. Rey measures ADR AND LEAPS OFF THE TOP....... AND GETS CAUGHT WITH A DOIBLE KNEE ARMBREAKER!!! Rey flops around the ring in pain as Del Rio quickly capitalizes by grabbing Rey's arm and LOCKING IN THE CROSS ARMBAR!!! Del Rio looks like a man possessed as he pulls Rey's arm in a number of excruciating angles. Rey reaches out his free arm....
REY TAPS OUT!!!
Winner and Number One Contender for the WWE Championship: Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio keeps it locked in for at least a few more second than needed (interesting considering Daniel Bryan's controversial loss at Summerslam). When Del Rio does release he comes up with that shit-eating grin he is famous for.
Alberto Del Rio wins in impressive fashion and he does it with smile on his face.
And why shouldn't he be smiling JR?! The man now has TWO guaranteed WWE Championship matches!
Uh-oh guys, I think Rey is hurt.
Indeed, Rey is on the outside clutching his arm as two refs are asking if he's hurt. Rey's body language seems to confirm this. The ref's accompany Rey to the back as Del Rio just smirks inside the ring to heat as RAW goes
CM PUNK NAILS DEL RIO IN THE BACK!! THE CROWD GOES WILD AS THE ANTI-HERO IS HERE! Punk looks down at Del Rio before CONTINUING HIS ASSAULT! PUNK IS RAININ DOWN RIGHT HANDS!!
CM Punk is here!! W-where's security?!
They left with Miz!!
Punk is absolutely beating the hell out of Del Rio! Punk throws Del Rio out of the ring where he lands with a thud. Punk follows picks Del Rio up and slams his head off of the announce table! Punk then slams Del Rio's head off the steel steps! Del Rio then stumbles into the barricade and Punk bounces his head off of that! Del Rio now stumbles into the steel ring post and Punk bounces his head off of that! Punk rolls Del Rio back into the ring and pulls him up to his feet.... Gets him on his shoulders..... And hits the GO TO SLEEP! Punk looks down at Del Rio with a very serious look on his face. Punk picks him back up and NAILS ANOTHER GO TO SLEEP! Del Rio is absolutely out cold! Punk looks down at the motionless Del Rio as Ricardo looks on distressed. The crowd meanwhile is losing there shit. Punk shakes his head and pulls the now deadweight Del Rio to his feet, puts him on his shoulders, and HITS THE GTS FOR A THIRD TIME!!! DEL RIO HAS TO BE CONCUSSED! Punk then rolls to the outside, approaches Ricardo, and yanks his mic away from him.
Where's your Number One Contender now?
Punk then throws down the mic causing a loud static as Punk's message is loud and clear. If he can't get a WWE Title shot.... No one can.
END OF SHOW
Don't know if anybody was looking forward to this but if so, sorry for the wait.
- Jack Swagger's new alliance with Abraham Washington is indeed leading to a revised gimmick for the All-American American..
OOC: Swagger's new gimmick will be heavily based around Gene_Wilder's idea for the gimmick. He has given me permission to use it..
- Rey Mysterio's has been injured for quite a few weeks now. The good news is Rey will only be taking a few weeks off as he has found out he will not need surgery..
- Someone who wasn't so lucky was Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio wasn't on Raw last week due to a concussion he suffered at Summerslam. On Raw this past week, Del Rio suffered a major concussion. WWE.com is reporting that it is due to Punk's assault at the end of Raw, however word is it was actually caused by a kick from Rey Mysterio. Either way it's clear that Del Rio will NOT be competing at Night of Champions. There is also talk that due to Del Rio's injury and Triple H's feeling of Daniel Bryan that the MITB concept may be dropped, but this is most likely just talk..
- Speaking of Bryan, fan chants of his name were not only heard but were rather loud at points. #WeWantBryan was once again trending on Twitter as well..
Calgary, Alberta; Canada
August 26, 2011
FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT
Smackdown heads to the great White North for a very eventful show in which we will find out who the final two qualifiers for the Four Way World Heavyweight Championship Scramble match..
- First, last week the Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes continued his roll he has been on. However, this was not the same Cody Rhodes we had grown familiar with. This was the self-proclaimed "new and improved" Cody Rhodes. After a quick victory over Johnny Curtis, Cody Rhodes demanded a qualifying match for the World Heavyweight Championship Scramble. Be careful what you ask for, because Cody did get his qualifying match this week, however, he will face the "Apex Predator" Randy Orton! Orton is already angry about losing to the current champion, Christian, at Summerslam; can the "Apex Predator" translate that anger into success? Or will Cody Rhodes continue his rocket to the top?
- The other qualifying match will feature Ezekiel Jackson, who has been on quite a roll this summer including winning the Intercontinental Championship. However, if one person has been on a bigger roll on Smackdown it would be his opponent, Mark Henry. Will Mark Henry continue his dominance or can Big Zeke be the first person to stop the locomotive that is "The World's Strongest Man"
- Also a very special guest will be on Smackdown in the form of WWE Hall of Famer and Canadian icon, Bret Hart. What will the Hitman do on Smackdown?
- Another Canadian icon is the World Heavyweight Champion, Christian, who has requested and been granted to address his fellow countrymen at the top of the show. How will the Canadian fans react to "Captain Charisma's apparent change of heart?
- Finally, the Chickbusters will take on Alicia Fox & Tamina. Can the Chickbusters finally defeat their rivals or will Fox & Tamina continue their domination over the up-and-comers..
Confirmed for Smackdown
Qualifying match for the World Heavyweight Championship Scramble match
Cody Rhodes vs. Randy Orton
Qualifying match for the World Heavyweight Championship Scramble match
Mark Henry vs. Ezekiel Jackson
Smackdown preview looks good, although it could do with a few more formatting edits to make it a little more aesthetically pleasing. Minor details. Also, I would recommend that you don't change the size of the text when posting shows. Your RAW was a decent show, just hard to read having to scroll down ten times to read one paragraph. You're doing great though, buddy... keep it up.
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In case you haven't noticed, I'm a total mark for the Georgia font.
Sunday night was supposed to be a very, very, happy night for me.
We then see a shot of Christian retaining the championship at Summerslam over Randy Orton.
And while I retained my World Championship, I left Los Angeles disappointed. The reason for that was my friend Edge, my very best friend Edge, told me that I had become......
The package now flashes to Edge at Summerslam.
I didn't know why, but it wouldn't go away. This awful, empty, feeling..... it just wouldn't go away. So, while everyone went to the bar, I went back to my room. I lay there, staring at the World Heavyweight Championship, thinking about two things. What Edge said and my path to where I am today.
Christian actually gets a bit choked up before he continues speaking.
I started my career in 1995, with my friend Adam. He was Sexton Hardcastle and I was known as Christian Cage. I had the time of my life! I was living my dream with my best friend. Then we got hired by WWE, and we became known as Edge and Christian.
Multiple flashes are shown of Edge and Christian’s greatest matches and moments.
We put our bodies on the line each and every night for each and every one of you. And we loved it. We held the WWE Tag Team Championships more than any other team in WWE history!
Many TLC spots, including of course, Edge’s legendary spear to Jeff Hardy
Eventually, we had to go our separate ways, and both he and I pledged to be a World Champion. And credit to him, he did it, he became WWE Champion.
Edge holding up the WWE Championship in multiple different times
I was another story. No matter how hard I tried, how hard I fought, I couldn't do it. I just couldn't become a World Champion. It became extremely frustrating, to the point where I left the WWE in 2005.
Christian in 2005 looking frustrated
Eventually, it ate at me so much, that I came back, and you people welcomed me back with open arms. However, I came back here because I had unfinished business. I was on my way to a World Title shot when I got hurt by Alberto Del Rio.
Del Rio hurting Christian is shown.
It was at this point...... that I started contemplating retirement.
The package takes a much more sad turn.
I figured it was never going to happen... I was not meant to be the World Champion. Once more, however, I got a call from a guy who's name you've heard me say a few times, Edge. He told me that the only guy who could stop me was myself. I thought about that for a long time, and decided that no matter what I had to do, no matter how long I had to wait, I was going to be a World Champion!
The crowd cheers.
And so I stood in the corner at Wrestlemania, watching my best friend defend the World Heavyweight Championship against Alberto Del Rio, not knowing it would be the last time I would see him wrestle, jut knowing how proud I was of my best friend.
A shot of Del Rio being speared and Christian and Edge celebrating by Del Rio’s car
Eight days later, was a night I'll never forget, for a number of reasons. On RAW, Edge told the whole world that he had to retire from the business he and I loved so much. That night, I probably cried more than he did, and then he told me something I'll never forget.
Christian gets choked up again and now the entire crowd is in his favor. Meanwhile we are shown clips of Edge’s retirement week including Christian and him posing and the entire locker room applauding him.
Christian (Holding back tears):
He told me, "My loss is your gain." I was confused, I asked him what he met, he said, "This is the chance you've been waiting for. The chance to take the ball and run with it." And he was right, I had a chance, and I took it. At Extreme Rules, I defeated Alberto Del Rio in a ladder match! And let me tell you, every bump, every bruise, that I'd suffered over the past decade and a half, when I grabbed that title it seemed to go away in an instant.
The crowd really applauds Christian's efforts now; meanwhile we are shown Christian celebrating at the top of the ladder with the World title in his grasp.
Then five nights later, it all ended like that. Every bump, every bruise, every broken bone, every second that I missed with my family, for the past 15 years..... gone in just four days.
Orton catching Christian with a RKO and Christian looking at Orton with a look of absolute disappointment
I can't tell you how frustrated I was. I was mad at Teddy Long. I was mad at Randy Orton. And although I didn't want to admit it...... I was mad at...... myself. As the months continued and I complained and complained, I got more and more mad at myself. I didn't realize it, but I was hindering myself. Every time, I had a match with Randy Orton, it was in the back of my head the whole time. The fact that all my years of hard work had been ended in four days by Randy Orton. Every time I lost was a dagger right through my heart. Each time I wondered if I could ever again be World Heavyweight Champion. I wondered if all my years of hard work, all my years of falling off of ladders, all my years of getting my head ended in by chairs, all my years of getting put through table, were worth it. Then my frustration turned to desperation, I became almost like an addict. I NEEDED the World Heavyweight Championship. I can't tell you how many sleepless nights I had. Just imagine dedicating your body, your whole life to one purpose, and having it taken from you in less than one week. It changed me into a guy I really didn't like and not many people did.
We are shown flashes of the Christian/Orton rivalry with Christian’s words narrating.
I didn't want to admit it; I didn't want to hear it from anybody who tried to help me..... but, once more my best friend told me exactly what I needed to hear at Summerslam. I didn't want to hear it, but I needed to hear it. Even though, it didn't feel good, it was the kick in the ass I needed. I beat Randy Orton!
Again Christian we see hitting a Killswitch from the ladder and subsequently defeating Orton.
But, for the past few days, I've been wondering: how was I able to do it this time? How was I able to beat the man I couldn't beat before? After a very long time I realized what it was. I realized that I wrestled that match not as who I've been for the past 3 months, but I as who I've been for the past 15 years. I was no longer the whiny, sniveling, Christian..... I was Captain Charisma!!
The crowd pops big at this realizing what this means.... Christian is turning face! The package now takes a more upbeat tone.
"I HEAR VOICES IN MY HEAD!"
Orton comes down to the ring.
Christian.... or Captain Charisma, I don't give a damn who you are. The only thing I care about is that you have MY World Heavyweight Title! So if you are no longer the man who hides behind his lawyers and contracts, the man who thinks his win over me wasn't a fluke, give me a REMATCH!
The crowd pops wanting this to happen big time. Christian continues to smirk.
You want a rematch, Orton? You want me to put your head through the ring again? Anytime. Anywhere.
The crowd cheers loudly again.
Orton (smirking himself):
You don't fool me Christian. You may come out here and act all brave and tough. But when we do have our rematch, I will expose you, for the bitch, you ar-
CHRISTIAN SLAPS ORTON IN THE FACE! The crowd goes pretty nuts considering Christian just slapped perhaps the most dangerous man in the WWE. Orton's face is stone cold, his head not moving since being slapped.
You do NOT call me a bitch, you understand, Orton?! I was wrestling while you were going A-Wall in the army! While I was clawing my way to the top, you were riding Triple H's coattails there! I had to work my ass off to get where I am today, while you got here because your daddy is a hall of famer! I'm not the bitch Orton, you ar-
ORTON TAKES CHRISTIAN DOWN WITH A DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN AND BEGINS TO HAMMER CHRISTIAN WITH RIGHT HANDS! The crowd is going abosolutley wild as Orton continues to pound Christian's face in! Suddenly, CHRISTIAN TURNS THE TABLES AND GETS ON TOP OF ORTON AND WAILS AWAY AT ORTON!! Several referees and lower card superstars come to break it up! They fill the ring and hold Christian and Orton in opposite corners. Orton is forced out of the ring and Christian remains in. Orton tries to break through at the same time Christian does but, the masses hold them back. Christian yells, "ANYTIME! ANYWHERE! ORTON!"
"Know Your Enemy" plays to lead us into Smackdown. Pyro goes off and the crowd goes wild.
Welcome ladies and gentlemen, to Friday Night Smackdown! Tonight we will find out the final two competitors in the 4-Way World Heavyweight Championship Scramble!
That's right tonight Randy Orton goes one-on-one with his former Legacy partner and the current Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes!
Also tunite', ma' boy Ezekiel Jackson takes on da' World's Strongest Man; Mark Henry, oh yeah, you gotta' love it!
**CLOSE YOU EYES**
The crowd gives a great ovation for there fellow Canadian and World Heavyweight Champion, Christian. Christian smacks his chest multiple times and points to all his peeps in the audience. Christian enters the ring smiling and even looking a bit touched by the reaction he's getting. Christian stands on the second rope and looks out to the the crowd; the World Heavyweight Championship shining around his waist. Christian grabs a mic and heads toward the center of the ring and waits to talk soaking in this awesome reaction. Christian's music has stopped now and the crowd's chants his name.
Y'know..... It's great to be home!
The crowd gives a loud and proud "Yeah!"
And I didn't come back alone!
Christian smacks the World title around his waist in confidence. The crowd gives another enthusiastic pop for the Champ.
So now let's look ahead. In about 3 weeks I'm going to defend my World title in a Championship Scramble match!
Some cheer for the match, others boo.
Now in that match I have to defend my title against 3 other men, but do you think that bothers Captain Charisma?
The crowd yells back "No!"
You're damn right! I don't care if it's 3 men, 6 men, or even 30 men! I will walk into Buffalo as the World Heavyweight Champion and walk out of Buffalo, head up north, and march right back into the greatest country in the world, still the World Heavyweight Champion!!
The crowd is going bananas for "The Captain" now.
So like I said I don't care if you're Sheamus, Mark Henry, Ezekial Jackson, Cody Rhodes, or...
Christian pauses and smirks.
Mixed reaction for the mention of Christian's biggest rival.
I've beat 'em all before and I can and WILL beat them all again!
The crowd pops.
And speaking of Randy Orton, if he wants a match so bad, all he had to due was ask! Hell, I say screw Night of Champions, let's go right here! Right now!
The crowd roars in approval for this. As Christian looks up at the ramp waiting for his rival.
**BED OF NAILS**
The crowd actually gives a pretty loud positive response for their hometown hero; Tyson Kidd, who enters with his manager, Michael “P.S.” Hayes. Christian looks a tad bit surprised. Hayes begins to speak as both of them head down the ring.
Christian, you need not worry about anybody in that Scramble match, because standing beside me is the most talented and dangerous competitor on the Smackdown roster, Tyson Kidd!
The crowd again cheers the arrogant young heel, who just smirks.
I've just spoken to Teddy Long and he has given my client a match with you right here, right now. Although it is a non-title match, this match will just take Tyson one step closer to being at the top of the WWE!
You want a match with me kid? Take your best shot! But, you'd better make it count!
Christian takes off the World title and his shirt as Tyson enters the ring.
World Heavyweight Champion Christian vs. Tyson Kidd w/ Michael Hayes
Christian Irish whips Kidd into the corner.... But Kidd counters and sends Christian into the corner. Kidd runs in for a follow-up... But Christian counters with a HANGING OVERHEAD KICK!! Kidd stumbles back as Christian heads to the top rope. Christian leaps off.... AND HITS THE FLASH POINT! DIVING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! Cover!
No! Kidd kicks out!
Christian goes to the corner and SQUATS DOWN MEASURING KIDD. Kidd rises to his feet and CHRISTIAN RUNS IN FOR THE SPEAR..... BUT KIDD LEAPS OVER CHRISTIAN WHO RUNS SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RING POST!! Christian stumbles toward the center of the ring grasping his shoulder as Kidd hits the ropes..... AND NAILS A DROPKICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD! Cover!
No! Christian kicks out!
Kidd nearly pinned the World Heavyweight Champion! Kidd quickly brings Christian to his feet, hooks him up in a suplex position, grabs Christian's leg, and HITS A FISHERMAN NECKBREAKER! Kidd covers!
No! Christian inches his shoulder up. Kidd looks up frustratingly at the referee. Hayes yells at Kidd, "Capitalize! Capitalize!" Kidd hears and tosses Christian over the top rope and onto the floor. Kidd exits the ring and waits on the ring apron for Christian rises to his feet. Christian does as Kidd runs on the apron AND DIVES OFF WITH A ROLLING SENTON! Kidd rises to his feet smirking but Hayes yells, "Get him into the ring!" Kidd quickly obliges and sends Christian into the ring, follows, and covers!
NO! Christian barely sneaks his shoulder up.
Kidd smacks the mat in more frustration. Hayes continues to shout instruction to Kidd, "You've got 'im! Finish 'im off!!" Kidd grabs Christian's legs AND PUTS HIS LEG THROUGH, CROSSES CHRISTIAN'S LEGS, TRIES TO TURN CHRISTIAN OVER AND..... CHRISTIAN SHOVES KIDD OFF HARD INTO THE CORNER!! Christian rolls up to his feet as Kidd stumbles forward. Christian grabs Kidd by the head... AND NAILS AN ELEVATED DDT! Christian claps his hands as the crowd claps along knowing Christian is calling for the Killswitch! Kidd rises to his feet as Christian GRABS HIS ARMS AND TWISTS..... BUT KIDD BREAKS CHRISTIAN'S GRIP and grabs Christian's waist, runs Christian into the corner, and ROLLS HIM UP WITH AN O'CONNOR ROLL!
No! Christian shoves Kidd off and Kidd goes SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RING POST! Christian pulls Kidd out the corner, grabs his head from behind, and NAILS A REVERSE DDT!! Christian covers!
3, No! Kidd gets his foot on the bottom rope.
Christian picks Kidd up in the corner and Irish whips him toward the opposite corner... But Kidd counters and sends Christian into the corner BUT CHRISTIAN SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE CORNER AND GETS A SPRINGBOARD SUNSET FLIP!
No! Tyson kicks out!
Both men get to their feet and Christian hooks Tyson up for a suplex... Christian lifts Tyson up and hits a GOURDBUSTER ONTO THE TOP ROPE! Kidd falls onto the ring apron holding his gut. Christian takes a moment feeling the effects of this match. Hayes suddenly gets up on the ring apron! Christian approaches Hayes who quickly drops off the apron to safety. Christian glares at Hayes before going back to Kidd on the other apron. Christian grabs Kidd AND GETS KICKED RIGHT IN THE HEAD BY TYSON KIDD! Christian stumbles back as "The Calgary Kidd" waits for the Champion. Christian turns, KIDD SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE TOP ROPE....... AND GETS SPEARED IN MID-AIR BY CHRISTIAN!!!! The crowd comes out of there seats as Christian dazedly covers Kidd.
What a Spear by Christian!
And what an effort from Tyson Kidd! Love him or hate him, Kidd went toe-to-toe with the World Heavyweight Champion!
Christian celebrates in the corner as we see replays leading up to the finish. When we come back we see Christian heading up the ramp and smirking toward the ring. Both out of happiness that he's won and a bit impressed by Tyson's effort. In the ring, Tyson is being assisted by his manager.
Awwwww ma' goodness!
And Tyson Kidd is about to learn his action do indeed have consequences!
Indeed he is as The Usos are entering. They stop on the way and stare down Christian, who just smirks and points to the ring as if to say, "Go ahead boys, handle your bid'ness." The Usos smile and nod as well, continuing toward the ring. Hayes meanwhile, is trying desperately to revive Tyson Kidd. The Usos enter the ring and Michael Hayes tries to stop them, by begging them not to attack Kidd. However, The Usos remember what Tyson did to Jimmy last week. JEY HEADBUTTS HAYES! Hayes takes a sloppy bump and rolls to the outside of the ring as Tyson rises to his feet. JEY THROWS TYSON IN THE AIR..... AND JIMMY CATCHES HIM WITH A HUGE SAMOAN DROP! Admittedly, some boos are heard in support of the hometown kid. Both, Jey and Jimmy now go to different top turnbuckles.... But Michael Hayes pulls Kidd out of the ring! Jey and Jimmy look on as Hayes helps his client to the back.
Teddy Long is backstage in his office. Suddenly, Cody Rhodes barges in with Ted DiBiase at his side.
You wanted to see me Teddy, I'm kinda busy preparing for my match!
I just wanted to let ya' know about the Number One Contender's Fatal Four Way match tonight for an Intercontinental Championship match at Night of Champion-
Intercontinental Championship match?! At Night of Champions?! I've got a qualifying match for a World Heavyweight title match at Night of Champions, tonight! And let's be honest here, it's pretty much a foregone conclusion I'm going to beat Randy Orton.
Heat is heard from all the way in the arena.
So I can't defend the Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions!
First off, playa'. I don't know if you're going to beat Randy Orton or not. Secondly, you don't make the matches 'round here playa', I do. And I don't want to be one match down at Night of Champions and I don't want to deny a superstar an opportunity to be the Intercontinental Champion. Speaking of opportunity, before I was interrupted, I was telling you that tonight there will be a Fatal 4 Way match with the winner getting an opportunity at the Intercontinental Championship. However, all four of the participants will be men who have neva' had a shot at the Intercontinental Title.
Cody looks pissed.
The participants will be Justin Gabriel...
The crowd pops.
And Sin Cara!
By far the biggest pop of the four
Now you can go back to warming up.
Cody storms out of the office. Ted stares at Teddy before following his life coach out of the room.
In another area backstage, Tyson Kidd is slowly walking with his manager, Michael Hayes. Kidd is holding his midsection in pain.
Listen Tyson, we'll get 'em back. They will learn what happens when you mess with-
Both men suddenly stop and stare off screen the camera pans back to reveal Bret Hart! The crowd goes crazy! Bret has a smirk on his face as Kidd and Hayes continue to glare.
Tyson, I've told you this before, and I'll tell you again. You're a great wrestler and you have the potential to be the best.
Tyson's scowl of defiance remains unmoved.
However, I think you can go further...
Bret turns his attention to "P.S." who is glaring at Bret as well.
..without any help.
I'm so sick and tired of hearing about how I COULD be ONE of the greatest SOMEDAY. I'm READY to be THE greatest RIGHT NOW. You didn't help me get to the top, Bret. David didn't help me get to the top. Nattie didn't help me get to the top. Michael is!
Hayes nods arrogantly.
Let's go Tyson, we're done with this bitter legend, who quite frankly is just paranoid that one of his students will become better than he ever was!
Kidd and Hayes walk off as Bret coolly smirks and shakes his head.
The crowd gives a decent pop for Ezekiel Jackson.
Well here we go guys! Our first of two qualifying matches tonight for the four way World Heavyweight Championship Scramble match at Night of Champions!
And here comes the Personification of Domination, Ezekiel Jackson! Ezekiel fresh off losing the Intercontinental Championship to Cody Rhodes, hopes to both rebound and springboard into the World Heavyweight Title picture.
But it won' be easy! Cuz he's takin' on da' Worl's Strongest Man, Mark Henry, next!
We come back to see Ezekiel in the ring flexing.
**SOMEBODY'S GONNA GET IT**
The crowd lets out the biggest heat of the night. The camera rises up behind the massive and perhaps unstoppable Mark Henry. Henry has a very serious look on his face as he heads toward the ring.
Matt, have we ever seen Mark Henry on as big of a roll as he is on right now?
I don't know if we've ever seen a WWE SUPERSTAR on the roll Mark Henry has been on! Many people, even just a year ago would have told you that Mark Henry was a bust. However, similar to Jim Plunkett, Mark has proven late in his career that he is indeed the real deal. Mark Henry has used that anger and frustration of being known as a bust as fuel for this freight train of destruction known as the Hall of Pain. A hall that has the likes of the Great Khali, Kane, and of course, "The World's Largest Athlete" the Big Show. However, perhaps what troubles Mark Henry the most is the fact that World Championship gold has eluded him throughout his fifteen year career.
Henry enters the ring and stares down the large specimen known as Ezekiel Jackson.
Qualifying Match for the World Heavyweight Championship Scramble Match
Mark Henry vs. Ezekiel Jackson
The match is not long, but is still rather slow. At one point Big Zeke actually scoops up Mark Henry and BODYSLAMS HIM! The crowd (who'd frankly had been a tad bit bored up to this point in the match, other than the light "We Want Bryan" chant) applauds this impressive showing of strength. Zeke covers!
No! Henry kicks out!
Henry rolls out of the ring and heads to the barricade for solace. Jackson quickly follows Henry to the outside and to the barricade.... WHERE HE GETS BOOTED IN THE FACE BY MARK HENRY!! Henry lured the younger Jackson in! Henry immediately pulls Zeke up to his feet and SHOULDER THRUSTS ZEKE SPINE-FIRST INTO THE RING POST! Henry then rolls Zeke back in the ring. Henry slowly enters the ring as Zeke stands in the corner. Henry heads toward the corner opposite Jackson and measures him up. Henry runs in.... RIGHT INTO A ELBOW FROM ZEKE!! Henry stumbles back and Zeke follows up with some heavy right hands to the skull of Henry who staggers back with each blow. Zeke hits the ropes AND GETS CLOBBERED WITH A CLOTHESLINE FROM HENRY! Zeke goes down as Henry hits the ropes..... AND HITS A BIG TIME RUNNING SPLASH!! The crowd lets out a loud "oh!" as Big Zeke is in big time pain. Henry waits for Zeke to stand up AND HITS THE WORLD'S STRONGEST SLAM!!! Cover!
Winner: Mark Henry
The crowd boos as Henry wins impressively to qualify for the World Heavyweight Championship Scramble Match!
Guys I don't know about you, but that just sealed it for me, Mark Henry is my favorite to win that Scramble match! I don't care if either Cody or Randy win tonight, Mark Henry looks unstoppable!
Replays of Mark Henry manhandling Big Zeke
We come back and Henry has a mic in his hand as his theme music fades out.
Let this be a lesson to everybody in that World Heavyweight Championship Scramble Match. You have two options. First, you can stay out of my way, in which case, we won't have too many problems.
The crowd boos option number 1.
Option two is, you try to stop me. And trust me when I say if you try and stop me, I WILL break you.
The crowd boos option 2 even more.
For me it's not a question of IF or a question of WHEN, but a question of HOW I will break you. Will I slam you through the mat like I did Zeke here?
The crowd boos Henry again.
Will I put you through the announce table? I've done that b'fo.
The crowd boos again.
Or maybe I'll break yo' leg like I did Big Show?
Big time heat now.
Either way, you WILL enter my HALL... OF.... PAIN.
**RETURN OF THE HITMAN**
The crowd goes wild and Henry looks up at the top of the ramp puzzled as Bret Hart enters the arena. Bret walks toward the ring with his hands in his pockets, stopping only to give a young fan his shades (although obviously not the signature pink ones, but shades nonetheless). Bret then enters the ring as Mark continues to stare down the WWE Hall of Famer. Bret grabs a mic.
Now Mark, I'm not here to cause trouble. I just came out here to congratulate you on earning a World title shot. Many of you may not know this but Mark was trained by both myself and my father, Stu.
The crowd cheers at the mention of Stu's name as Mark Henry's face remains a cold stare.
I always knew you had the potential to be a World Champion and as a former World Champion myself, I have to say I'm proud of you.
A mixed reaction for this statement as Henry is still unmoved.
Mark, you know I've had a great career here in the WWE. I've won multiple World Championships, I've been a King of the Ring, a Royal Rumble winner, and even been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
The crowd cheers out of respect for The Hitman's accolades.
But do you know what I'm most proud of?
Henry obviously doesn't answer.
The thing I'm most proud of isn't any championship or match I had or even being a member of the Hall of Fame... The thing I'm most proud of is the fact that I never seriously hurt anybody I was in the ring with.
The crowd applauds Bret as Henry's face somehow becomes more sour.
And Mark, for you to seriously hurt people like you've been doing is not only wrong but it is an insult. It's an insult to me. It's an insult to Stu. It's an insult to anybody who has trained in the dungeon. Men like Davey Boy Smith. Men like Brian Pillman. Men like Owen Hart.
The crowd cheers big for all three of the legendary names.
See when you're trained in the Hart Dungeon you represent everyone who has come before and after you, and when you come out here and unprofessionally attempt to end careers, it is a slap in the face of the legacy of the dungeon.
The crowd cheers as Henry finally responds.
Bret, I was just like you. I came into the business not lookin' to do nobody wrong. I wanted to be a WWE superstar. I even signed a ten year contract thinking they would be da' best ten years of my life. How wrong I was, man. The next ten years would be the most embarrassing of my life. Everyday, I was made a joke out of. Everyday, I was mocked. And worst of all, everyday, I was told I wasn't "World Championship material". Well you know what, I'm done being the nice guy. I'm done being the joke. Now, I take what I wan' when I wan' it! And in three weeks I'm takin' the World Heavyweight Title.
The crowd boos Mark Henry's claim.
And Bret it sounds like you're trying to stop me...
Henry steps forward as Bret looks a bit uneasy.
And if you try to stop me... I WILL break you.
HENRY PUNCHES BRET RIGHT IN THE JAW!!!! The crowd boos the shit out of Mark Henry. Henry then mounts Bret AND CONTINUES TO RAIN DOWN RIGHT HANDS ON BRET'S SKULL!! Bret is out cold! Henry then goes to the outside and GRABS A STEEL CHAIR!! The crowd really gives it to Henry now. Henry enters the ring and a ref tries to stop him. Henry just fakes out the ref who then runs from the ring. Henry PUTS THE CHAIR AROUND BRET'S LEG!! The crowd sounds like a pack of banshees at this point as Henry looks to break Bret's leg!
**WRITTEN IN MY FACE**
The crowd explodes as Sheamus sprints down to the ring. Sheamus goes toe-to-toe with Henry with both men exchanging right hands! Sheamus gains control and gets Henry to the ropes. SHEAMUS RUNS FOR THE BROGUE KICK..... But Mark Henry rolls out of the ring! Henry stares down and jaw-jacks with Sheamus, who invites Henry back into the ring. However, Henry heads to the back as Sheamus and officials check on Bret.
OOC: Please ignore the last few seconds.
Teddy is sitting at his desk. Judging by the look on his face, he is not having an easy night. A knock at his door is audible.
Yeah, come in.
Derrick Bateman and Trent Barreta enter the office. To say Teddy didn't expect these two is an understatement.
How ya' doin' Teddy?
Uh, good playa'. What can I do for ya'?
Well Teddy, we are aware that you were a manager for many a great team like Doom and..... Uhhhh...
Yeah, soooo don't you think that as a GENERAL manager you should manage a great tag division.... generally.
Barreta nods as if what Bateman said was the most knowledgeable thing he's ever heard. Teddy still looks confused.
Teddy (motioning for Bateman to continue):
Well we (pointing to himself and Barreta) are the most macho...
..tag team in not just the WWE... BUT THE ENTIRE WORLD!!!
If anything, Teddy looks more puzzled.
Soooo, what can I do for ya' playa'?
What YOU can do Teddy, is give the most audacious...
Tag team in all the WWE the opportunity to prove that we are MANTASTIC!!!
Barreta and Bateman do an air guitar that is obviously a tribute to the stylings of Bill and Ted.
Teddy(rubbing his his eyes):
*Sigh*, well I'll think about it, playas but I've got too much on my plate tonight.
No problamo, Teddy. You're not gonna regret this because we are the most charismatic....
Alright, I get it playas!
Teddy interrupts them by literally shoving them out the door as the duo continues to name off manly adjectives describing themselves.
Back in the ring, Tony Chimmel is in the middle with a mic in his hand.
The following contest is a Fatal Four Way match with the winner receiving a Intercontinental Championship match at Night of Champions!!
"I'M JUS' ONE MAAAAAAN....."
**ONE MAN BAND**
Some decent heat for Heath Slater, who enters taunting, and strangely holding a contract in his hand
While I don't agree with the possibility that the Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes could have two title matches at Night of Champions, I must commend Theodore Long for giving four men who have never had a title shot an opportunity to earn said title shot.
That's what Smackdown is all about, equal opportunity for everyone!
Wait, wus' Slater got?
Slater has a mic in the center of the ring and a contract with a clipboard.
If y'all didn't know, ma' name is Heath Slater, an' I'm a one man southern rock band, BABAY!!
Some pretty good heat for Slater, who appears completely oblivious.
Now fer' those of y'all that watched Smackdown last week, you may think that Sin CARLA (OOC: I see what ya did there)beat me last week.
The crowd cheers for Sin Cara.
Well, I gawt' news for all of y'all, I WAS SCREWED!
The crowd boos at Slater nods.
Oh yeah! I was screwed by Sin Cara's LIGHTS!
Some in the crowd boo others in the crowd just laugh at the absurdity of the claim.
Y'all might think I'm stoopid, but when you're down in this ring and those lights come on... I mean I can' tell ma' lef' pinky from ma' right toe! In fact, I think- no I KNOW that's why Sin Cara's been so good in the Dubya-Dubya-E!
The crowd again boos Slater's ridiculous claim.
And so I went to da' Dubya-Dubya-E Board a' Directors, and they agreed with me! So what I hol' here is a contract straight from Connecticut that BANS SIN CARA'S LIGHTS!!
The crowd really boos Slater now as they obviously enjoyed the lights. Slater throws the mic down and waits in the ring.
A rather light pop for the Japanese sensation Yoshi Tatsu
I tell ya' dats' why I don't like Heath Slater, man. I really enjoyed Sin Cara's lights!
Well Booker, as Josh said moments ago, it's all about equal opportunity. I for one am in support of the Board of Director's decision.
Tatsu enters the ring the ring waving his hands in the air.
**BLACK OR WHITE**
The crowd gives a pretty good ovation for the "South African Werewolf" Justin Gabriel (this is probably due to the respect Orton gave him at the end of their match last week). Gabriel smacks some hands of fans as he heads toward the ring.
Here comes Justin Gabriel, who had a great match with Randy Orton last week!
Replays of the match last week are shown including a third rope springboard moonsault, Orton getting his knees up on a 450 splash, and Orton nailing the RKO. They also show the brief handshake after the match.
Gabriel enters the ring and raises his arms in the air.
The crowd pops big for the legendary Luchador, Sin Cara. SinCara sprints down to the ring and leaps over the top rope into the ring
Number One Contender's match for the Intercontinental Championship
Heath Slater vs. Yoshi Tatsu vs. Justin Gabriel vs. Sin Cara
The match starts with Slater approaching Cara and obnoxiously pointing to the ceiling and yelling, "You ain't got your lights anymore!" Sin Cara responds with A KICK TO THE HEAD! From that point on its a total spot-fest. At one point, Slater has Tatsu against the ropes. Slater attempts to clothesline Yoshi..... but Yoshi low bridges Slater sending him all the way to the floor! Slater rises to his feet....... AND IS TAKEN DOWN WITH A PLANCHA TO THE OUTSIDE FROM YOSHI TATSU!! Both men slowly rise to their feet AND GETS TAKEN OUT WITH A SOMERSAULT PLANCHA FROM JUSTIN GABRIEL!! All three men now get to their feet slowly AND GET TAKEN OUT BY A TOP ROPE SUICIDE PLANCHA FROM SIN CARA!!! The crowd applauds all the high-flying maneuvers from the participants. Sin Cara picks up Slater and sends him back into the ring. Sin Cara covers!
No! Slater nudges his shoulder up!
Cara picks Slater up to his feet and kicks him hard in the leg about three times. Cara with an Irish whip...... But Slater counters and sends Sin Cara into the ropes and catches him with a SIDEWALK SL- NO SIN CARA COUNTERS WITH A TILT-A-WHIRL HEADSCISSORS!! Cara rises to his feet and GETS HIT WITH A SPRINGBOARD CROSS BODY FROM JUSTIN GABRIEL!! Gabriel covers!
No! Tatsu breaks it up!
Tatsu pulls Gabriel up to his feet in an arm wringer. Tatsu chops Gabriel down hard while keeping the arm wringer. Tatsu pulls Gabriel back up and chops him down again, still keeping the arm wringer. Tatsu pulls Gabriel up a third time and of course chops him down again, all while keeping the arm wringer. Tatsu drags Gabriel up with an arm wringer and Irish whips him into the corner. Tatsu runs into the corner....... AND NAILS THE DOUBLE KNEES IN THE CORNER ON GABRIEL!! Gabriel falls to his knees as Yoshi backs up and runs in... AND NAILS A RUNNING SHOOT KICK! Tatsu covers!
No! Heath Slater breaks it up.
Slater hits some clummy blows to the back of Yoshi Tatsu. Slater than whips Tatsu into the ropes... AND NAILS HIM WITH A CLOTHESLINE ON THE REBOUND! Slater starts to show off to the heat of the crowd, BUT SIN CARA ROLLS HIM UP FROM BEHIND WITH A CRUCIFIX!!
No! Slater barely kicks out!
Sin Cara gets Slater in an arm ringer and runs to the corner and NOT ONLY HITS A SPRINGBOARD ARM DRAG ON SLATER BUT AT THE SAME TIME CATCHES YOSHI TATSU WITH A HEAD SCISSORS ALL IN ONE FLUID MOTION!!!! The crowd comes out of their seats at the sight of the impressive maneuver. Sin Cara covers Yoshi!
Cara quickly covers Slater now!
No! Slater inches his shoulder up.
Sin Cara stands up and puts his hands on his hips and shakes his head in disbelief. Suddenly, Justin Gabriel runs and springboards and HITS A SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT DDT ON SIN CARA!! Cover!
No! Sin Cara nudges his shoulder up!
Gabriel slaps the mat in disbelief. Suddenly, Slater grabs Gabriel from behind with a waist lock. Gabriel however dropkicks Yoshi Tatsu while in the waist lock (sending Tatsu to the outside) and uses the momentum to arm drag Slater out of his wrist lock. Slater quickly gets to his feet, runs at Gabriel AND GETS NAILED WITH A SAVATE KICK! Gabriel quickly goes to the top rope! Gabriel measures Slater AND GETS NAILED WITH AN ENZUIGURI FROM SIN CARA! Cara quickly goes to the second rope AND HITS A FRANKENSTIENER ON GABRIEL..... WHO GETS CAUGHT BY SLATER WITH A SIT-POWERBOMB INTO A PIN!!!
Sin Cara dropkicks Slater right in the head and breaks the pin! Sin Cara waits for Slater to rise to his feet....
SUDDENLY THE LIGHTS GO OUT!
What happened with the lights?!
When they come back on SIN CARA IS LAID OUT ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING! The crowd boos as the now standing Slater smiles despite having no clue what just happened. Slater now waits for Gabriel to get to his feet and GRABS HIM FROM BEHIND IN A REVERSE DDT-POSITION, LOOKING FOR THE E-MINOR! Slater smiles and GETS HIT WITH A TOP ROPE SPINNING WHEEL KICK OUT OF NOWHERE BY YOSHI TATSU! Slater goes down as Gabriel stumbles forward dazed. Yoshi gets to his feet and waits for Gabriel to do the same. Gabriel stands, turns, YOSHI THROWS A ROUNDHOUSE KICK..... BUT GABRIEL DUCKS AND HITS YOSHI WITH A BIG ENZUIGURI!! Yoshi stumbles to the outside of the ring! Gabriel quickly sees that Slater is down and heads to the top rope! Gabriel jumps...... AND NAILS SLATER WITH A 450 SPLASH!!
Winner and Number One Contender for the Intercontinental Championship:
After the match, Gabriel celebrates holding his ribs and raising his arm in the air. We are them shown replays of the match, including Sin Cara's bizarre attack.
A great match, but what happened to Sin Cara?
I have no clue, Josh, what I do know is that Justin Gabriel is number one contender for the Intercontinental Championship!
We come back to see Gabriel celebrating in the middle of the ring. GABRIEL GETS NAILED IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH THE IC TITLE BY CODY RHODES!! Gabriel goes down as the crowd boos the hell out of Rhodes. Rhodes gets down on the ground and screams at Gabriel, "You'll never get this!" while holding the Intercontinental Championship in the unconscious face of Justin Gabriel.
We go backstage where we see Scott Stanford standing in the interview area.
Ladies and gentlemen my guest at this time.....
The camera pans out to reveal his interviewee to heat from the crowd.
Barrett has a nasty frown on his face.
Wade, last week you lost to Sheamus in a qualifying match for the World Heavyweight Championship Scramble. How do you plan to bounce back?
Barrett stares for a second before snickering.
Plans? Let's talk about the grand plan here. Y'see, there is a plan here that is being enacted and has been for quite sometime. While true, losing to Sheamus last week was a…. minor setback, the ship continues to steer course.
Stanford looks rather puzzled.
Wade, w-what’s the plan?
Wade cracks a smile yet again.
Well, what’s the fun in spoiling it?
Stanford is even more confused.
W-well how are you going to accomplish your plan?
Barrett looks down at Stanford.
How am I going to accomplish? Who says I’m working alone?
Barrett places his hand on Stanford’s shoulder and looks up off into space with a broad smile on his face.
Can you feel that Scott? That is the Winds of Change.
A shot of every championship is shown as the recognizable voices of many WWE Superstars is heard.
Cena: I will never forget it….
Orton: I will never forget…...
Christian: I will never forget…..
Triple H: I will never forget…....
Sheamus: I will neva’ forget…....
Now shots of each man winning thier first World title is shown ccompanied by thier voice
Orton: It was in Toronto; Canada
Sheamus: San Antonio; Texas
Christian: Tampa; Florida
Triple H: Ames; Iowa
Mysterio: Chicago; Illinois
Miz: Orlando; Florida
Swagger: Las Vegas; Nevada
Cena: Los Angeles; California
Orton: I became the youngest World Champion in history.
Sheamus: I shocked tha’ world.
Mysterio: I proved dreams do come true.
Miz: I proved I wasn’t just a reality star.
Triple H: I became The Game!
Cena: I ended a historic title reign.
Now a close up of every superstar is shown
Triple: It was the night I became….
Miz: The night I became….
Mysterio: The night I became….
Sheamus: Tha’ night I became….
Swagger: I became…..
Orton: I became…....
Cena: ….A champion.
**LET’S LIGHT IT UP**
Back at ringside, the crowd gives a moderately good reaction for the Chickbusters, AJ and Kaitlyn. Both tomboys smack hands with fans at ringside.
Well a very cryptic message sent by Wade Barrett.
Man what a crazy night! Wade Barrett talkin’ in riddles, Bret Hart bein’ attacked, and now da’ Divas! Aww shucky ducky quack QUACK! Only on Smackdown, you gotta love it!
The Chickbusters do their special handshake in the ring and wait their opponents.
**SHAKE YO TAIL**
The crowd gives another light reaction for the team of Tamina and Alicia Fox.
The Chickbusters have been unable to defeat Alicia Fox and Tamina thus far, but will that change tonight?
The Chickbusters vs. Tamina and Alicia Fox
Thus far the more veteran team is dominating. Tamina is in the ring with Kaitlyn. Tamina picks Kaitlyn up and hits a scoop slam. Tamina then hits the ropes and hits a running elbow drop. Tamina with an aggressive cover.
Tamina quickly pulls the younger diva up to her feet and tags to Alicia Fox. Both women hook up Kaitlyn and NAIL A DOUBLE SUPLEX! Fox covers!
No! Kaitlyn kicks out.
Fox pulls Kaitlyn up by her hair, but Kaitlyn punches her in the gut a couple times. Fox releases her grip and doubles over. Kaitlyn hits the ropes…. And runs right into a DROPKICK FROM ALICIA FOX!! Cover!
Kaitlyn nudges her shoulder up!
Fox can’t believe it. She brings Kaitlyn up to her feet and HITS A BEAUTIFUL NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX WITH A BRIDGE!
No! Kaitlyn barely gets her shoulder up!
Fox pulls Kaitlyn up and whips her into the corner. Fox follows up by running in….. but gets met with the doubles boots from Kaitlyn!! Fox stumbles back as Kaitlyn runs, leaps, AND TAGS IN AJ! AJ immediately goes on the attack with a Lou Thesz press onto Alicia and starts pounding away! AJ finally stops and and brings Fox to her feet and throws a few forearms at the former Divas Champion’s face and Irish whipping her into the ropes, where Tamina makes the blind tag! Meanwhile, Fox comes off the rebound into a dropkick from AJ! AJ gets to her feet and turns RIGHT INTO A HUGE LARIET FROM TAMINA! AJ flips right onto her neck in an ugly landing. Cover!
3-No! AJ still has fight left.
Tamina looks at the ref in disbelief before pulling AJ to her feet. Tamina whips AJ in and catches her off the rebound WITH A TILT-A-WHIRL S- NO! AJ COUNTERS INTO A SCHOOL GIRL ROLL-UP!!
No! Tamina kicks out!
Tamina immediately runs toward AJ, who gets a nice stiff kick to the leg of Tamina that drops her to one knee. AJ then backs up… BEFORE RUNNING IN FOR A SHINING WIZARD!! Cover!
No! Nearly a three!
AJ gets to her feet and screams for Tamina to get up. She realizes that this could be her last chance to beat her rival in this match. Tamina stands and AJ grabs her in a modified cravate…... floats up….. AND HITS A MODIFIED DRAGON DDT!!! Cover!
Alicia comes in to break it up!
But Kaitlyn comes in and dropkicks her!
Winners: The Chickbusters
The Chickbusters have finally topped their rivals! Both young divas hug and then get their hands raised by the refs.
What a win for the Chickbusters!
Let me tell ya’, a win like ‘dat goes a lon’ way in buildin’ momentum and confidence.
The Chickbusters continue to celebrate as we see replays of the finish.
Backstage, Randy Orton is walking toward the gorilla position.
The camera zooms out to reveal Christian with a cocky smirk. Orton’s face just stares holes right through the World Heavyweight Champion. Christian extends his hand.
Orton obviously doesn’t shake and walks off for his match.
Randy Orton versus Cody Rhodes, next!
Back in the ring, Chimmel stands in the center.
The following contest is a qualifying match for the 4-Way World Heavyweight Championship Scramble match!
**SMOKE AND MIRRORS V.2**
Cody Rhodes enters holding his hood, before pulling it up to reveal his face while basking in the heat of the crowd. Ted DiBiase is closely following behind.
Well it’s not the first time we’ve seen the Intercontinental Champion tonight!
We are shown a replay of Rhodes attack earlier tonight on Justin Gabriel after his victory as the commentators talk about his attack.
Back in the ring, Cody holds the Intercontinental Championship in the air on the second rope in the corner.
The good news for Cody Rhodes is that he stands on the cusp of history. Yes, if he wins this match he will be in TWO title matches at Night of Champions. However, on the flip side, should Cody Rhodes win both of his matches he will be the first man in nearly a decade to be both the Intercontinental AND World Heavyweight Champion.
“I HEAR VOICES IN MY HEAD…”
The crowd gives a very loud and very positive reaction for “The Apex Predator” Randy Orton. Orton slowly walks to the ring.
Ever since this man first stepped in the ring, he has strived to be champion. Randy Orton has said before that for him, being the World Heavyweight Champion is the same to him as eating and breathing. It makes him nearly physically ill not being the World Champion.
Perhaps the one thing that hurts Randy the most is. Is not just the fact that Randy Orton is not the champion, but the fact that Christian, his most hated rival, is. Randy Orton and Christian have been at each other throats for the better part of 4 months and it’s been all about the World Heavyweight Championship. Now, if Randy Orton wants to get another opportunity to be World Champion, he must defeat his former pupil, the Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes.
Qualifying Match for the World Heavyweight Championship Scramble Match
Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes w/Ted DiBiase vs. Randy Orton
Rhodes has Orton down in the center of the ring. Rhodes then goes to the corner, runs in, jumps.... AND HITS AN ELEVATED KNEE DROP! Cover!
Rhodes brings Orton to his feet, hooks him up for a suplex, and hits a nice GOURDBUSTER. Rhodes then gets to his feet and waits for Orton to get up. Rhodes hits the ropes and LEAPS FOR A CROSSBODY- BUT GETS CAUGHT WITH A SCOOP POWERSLAM! Orton wriggles around before pounding the mat as the crowd gets hyped knowing that Orton is calling for the RKO! Rhodes gets up and Orton LEAPS FOR THE RKO-BUT CODY COUNTERS BY HOOKING ORTON'S ARM IN A HAMMERLOCK THEN GRABBING ORTON'S HEAD LOCKING IN A CROSSFACE CHICKENWING! What a counter from the Intercontinental Champion! Orton is in big trouble here! Orton reaches out toward the ropes
Cody brings Orton to the ground and locks him in a GRAPEVINE! Orton is fading now. Rhodes has it synced in as.... Orton's arm goes limp! The ref lifts Orton's arm
Three ti- NO! Orton is still alive!
Orton's arm begins to shake as the crowd begins to clap in unison in order to will Orton on. Orton starts to get back to his feet and elbows Rhodes in the gut causing the brash superstar to break his grip. Orton then runs in with a nice short-arm clothesline. Rhodes quickly rises again and gets short-armed clotheslines again. Rhodes gets up again and gets short-armed- NO RHODES CATCHES ORTON WITH A BEAUTIFUL RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP COUNTER! Quick cover!
No, Orton still kicks out!
Rhodes smacks the mat in anger. Rhodes pulls Orton up to his feet, grabs him around the legs and lifts him up for an ALABAMA SLAM.... But Orton shifts his weight and falls back on his feet, grabs Rhodes by the tights, throws him into the ring apron, AND GRABS HIS HEAD. Orton pulls Rhodes back by the head, with Rhodes' feet in the second rope. ORTON NAILS THE SPIKE DDT! Cover!
3- No! Rhodes inches his shoulder up!
Orton is obviously pissed that the match is not yet over. Orton gets to his feet and quickly jumps AND HITS AN ELEVATED KNEE DROP OF HIS OWN! Quick cover!
No! Rhodes still holds on!
Orton slaps the mat in frustration. Orton slowly gets to his feet and waits for Rhodes to get to his. Rhodes gets up and Orton grabs him for an OLYMPIC SLAM- BUT RHODES SLIPS OFF AND NAILS A SILVER SPOON DDT!! Rhodes quickly hooks the leg!
No! Orton still kicks out!
The crowd comes out of their seats on that near-fall. Rhodes gets up obviously exhausted. Suddenly, Rhodes gets a sinister smile on his face as he sees Orton recovering near the corner. Rhodes goes into the opposite corner and stalks a rising Orton as the commentators and the crowd begins to buzz! RHODES RUNS IN FOR THE PUNT KICK, BUT ORTON MOVES! Rhodes stops himself in the corner and attempts to rebound by turning around and throwing a clothesline, BUT ORTON CATCHES HIM WITH A MODIFIED BACKBREAKER! Hook of the leg!
No! Rhodes kicks out yet again!
Orton takes a moment before lifting Rhodes up, grabbing him in a gutwrench, and lifting him up in a Canadian backbreaker position- but Rhodes slides down his back. Orton turns around RIGHT INTO A DISASTER KICK FROM CODY RHODES!!! Cover!
BUT ORTON GETS HIS FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!
The ref nearly counted to three! Rhodes smacks the mat in frustration. Orton is still down as Rhodes appears to get another idea. Rhodes yells toward Ted at ringside, "Ted, tell me when he's up!" Ted nods in understanding. Cody goes up to the top rope with his back facing the ring. Orton slowly rises to his feet in the ring. Ted is watching and then yells, "Now!" CODY LEAPS OFF WITH A MOONSAULT.... BUT ORTON MOVES, AND CODY LANDS HARD ON THE CANVAS! Ted holds his hands on his head in disbelief. Orton meanwhile begins to pound the mat again! DIBIASE GETS ON THE APRON DISTRACTING BOTH ORTON AND THE REF! Orton stares holes through DiBiase. SUDDENLY DIBIASE IS PULLED OFF THE APRON BY JUSTIN GABRIEL! Gabriel then throws DiBiase into the steel steps! Meanwhile, in the ring Rhodes grabs Orton from behind in a reverse DDT position for CROSS RHODES! RHODES TWISTS.... BUT ORTON COUNTERS INTO AN RKO, IN ONE FLUID MOTION!
Winner: Randy Orton
Orton celebrates in the ring as we see replays of the match.
What a match! Now we know the four participants in the World Heavyweight Championship Scramble! Christian, Sheamus, Mark Henry, and now, Randy Orton.
Orton is in the corner raising his arms in the air as Justin Gabriel backs up the ramp with a broad smile on his face. Our final shot is again of Orton posing on another corner as Smackdown goes
WWE Night of Champions
World Heavyweight Championship Scramble Match
Christian(c) vs. Randy Orton vs. Sheamus vs. Mark Henry
- For the third straight WWE show #WeWantBryan was trending Twitter as well as "We want Bryan" chants heard at the show.
- Believe it or not, there is actually talk about the possibility of making Wrestlemania 28; 5 hours long. The feeling is that Wrestlemania is expected to be a huge butyrate and after the disappointment of last years 'Mania, the higher ups want to give most of the workers both a spot on the card and time for their match..
- Christian is getting major props backstage for his promos and matches. This face turn just months after turning heel is viewed as being a very difficult thing to do, however, Christian is said to be handling it better than anybody expected him to.
OOC: The Damien Sandow promo from SM messed up on me so here it is..