What if WWE hadn't totally dropped the ball on the Summer of Punk? This is my approach to the direction WWE should've gone. A lot of it will be similar at the beginning, but with a new and hopefully better direction.
Summerslam is where I'll start, it will have some tweaked matches/results
Truth/Miz/Ziggler (w/Vickie and Swagger)/Del Rio vs. WWE Tag Champs Air Boom/ Morrison/ Mysterio
Match is a big brawl and spot fest. It ends with Morrison getting the hot tag, while Ziggler tries to get the same to his only partner, Miz. But Miz drops off of the apron!! Miz simply walks to the back as Ziggler begs Miz to return. Ziggler then is hit with a flash kick and Starship Pain for the win. Following the loss, Ziggler is assisted to his feet by Vickie. Swagger goes to help as well but Ziggler shoves him away in anger. Swagger's face then turns sour and he decks Ziggler!! Swagger then tells Vickie that he is done!!
Winner: Air Boom/Morrison/Mysterio
Wade Barrett vs. Daniel Bryan
A very back-and-forth affair ends when Bryan makes Barrett submit to the LeBell Lock. However, in a very strange twist, the official disqualifies Bryan for "unnecessary roughness" for keeping the LeBell Lock too long! A replay shows that Bryan kept it in perhaps a split-second after the bell. Bryan looks around as if to say "You've got to be kidding me!"
Winner: Wade Barrett via DQ
WWE Diva's Championship
Beth Phoenix (w/ Natalya) vs. Kelly Kelly(c) (w/ Eve)
Beth dominates most the match, although Kelly avoids the Glam Slam throughout. The match ends when Beth gets Kelly in a single leg modified heel hold. Beth then repositions the submission and puts Kelly's foot on her own head! (See: Beth Phoenix vs. Melina, Royal Rumble 2009) Kelly taps out to give us a new Diva's champion!
Winner and NEW Diva's Champion: Beth Phoenix
Mark Henry vs. Sheamus
Big brawl ends the same as it did in real life, Sheamus getting speared through the barricade, and Mark Henry making it back to the ring, so the ref can count him out.
Winner via Count Out: Mark Henry
C'Lo Green performs. woot.
Winner: No one
World Heavyweight Championship
Randy Orton vs. Christian
Before the match starts, this happens:
The match is a brutal one, and much to the surprise of many Christian does not back down. The match ends with two ladders in the center of the ring. Orton is on one and Christian is on another. Orton grabs his head, looking for an RKO OFF THE LADDER!! Christian desperately grabs Orton's arms and hooks him and hits a KILLSWITCH OFF THE LADDER!!!! Christian covers Orton and gets the shocking win!
Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Christian
WWE Championship Unification Match
Special Referee: Triple H
CM Punk vs. John Cena
Very competitive match. The fans are probably about 70-30 in favor of Punk. The match ends when Cena hits his 2nd Attitude Adjustment. Cover!
One night after the biggest party of the summer, RAW comes to you love from San Diego! With a night as eventful as Summerslam we are sure to have some fallout!
John Cena and CM Punk had one heck of a title unification match last night at Summerslam! However, it ended in controversy after special guest referee Triple H continued to count despite CM Punk's shoulders being off the mat! The miscount was obviously no mistake. Will Triple H respond to his actions? What will CM Punk have to say about this?
Meanwhile, we have an Undisputed WWE Champion, and his name is John Cena. Despite the controversial win, Cena must remain focused as he takes on the Master of the 619, Rey Mysterio in his hometown! Will Rey be able to regain the title that he lost to Cena just a few weeks ago? Or can John Cena once more retain against the Ultimate Underdog?
Also at Summerslam, Jack Swagger attacked Dolph Ziggler after Ziggler tried tio blame the loss of a big tag team match on Swagger. How will Vickie and Dolph react to Swagger's betrayal? And can Jack Swagger remain focused enough when he takes on the Shaman of Sexy tonight?
In that very same tag team match, The Miz walkes off the ring apron, and left his partners. Why would The Miz leave his match at Summerslam when he campaigned on Twitter just to get on the Summerslam card? Perhaps Miz will answer that question tonight.
Beth Phoenix not only defeated Kelly Kelly at Summerslam, she destroyed her. Beth made an emphatic statement that she is the new face of the divas division and it doesn't appear anybody will be able to refute her claim anytime soon. The new Divas Champion has requested time to speak tonight. What will the Glamazon have to say?
Finally, Air BOOM won the WWE Tag Team Titles last week on RAW. Tonight, Evan Bourne will face Michael McGuillicutty in singles action. Will McGuillicutty be able to avenge his teams' loss of the titles? Or will Bourne continue to ride this huge wave of momentum?
The opening hits and is followed by a recap of Summerslam's main event.
Cole: John Cena vs. CM Punk in the main event of Summerslam; the winner is the Undisputed WWE Champion, with the special guest referee Triple H.
Flashes of clips to epic music are shown of these guys throwing everything at each other.
Punk nailing a roundhouse
Cena hitting a diving shoulder block
Punk locking in the Vice
Cena locking in the STF
JR: Both of these men refuse to quit!
Cena connecting with his leg drop to the back of head
Punk hitting the Savage Elbow
Punk gets Cena on his shoulders for the GTS, but Cena elbows out of it and gets Punk on his shoulders, and hits the Attitude Adjustment! Cena covers!
Punk kicks out!!
TRIPLE H COUNTS THE PIN ANY WAY AND RINGS THE BELL!!
The recap now takes a darker tone. As Triple H immediately leaves he ring and walks up the ramp without glancing back at the ring. John Laurenitis comes out on the ramp and accompanies Triple H out of the arena. Punk meanwhile is in the ring with a stone cold scowl staring at the departing COO. Cena is given the WWE Title looking at HHH as well, but his face shows one of confusion.
"Burn it to the Ground" opens up the show
Cole: Welcome ladies and gentlemen to Monday Night Raw!!
JR:What a show we have for you tonight! In our main event, new WWE Champion John Cena defends against Rey Mysterio in a rematch of their classic from just a few weeks ago.
The theme music dies down for a second before...
**MY TIME IS NOW**
A VERY mixed reaction comes down from the Staples Center. The reaction is more negative then usual due to the events of the preceding night. John Cena comes out holding of course the WWE Championship. His face is tad grimmer then normal, but Cena still has a bit of a smirk on his face. Cena then turns toward the camera and says, "They love me here in SD!" Cena then runs into the ring and holds up the WWE Championship. Cena grabs a mic. Cena waits for the crowd buzz to die down.
Cena: This is normally the part where I come down here and yell: "The Champ is here!"
Another mixed reaction
Cena:However, I don't feel that's fitting for this one. As many of you saw last night I defeated CM Punk...
Cena pauses due to another mixed reaction
Cena:I defeated CM Punk, albeit due to controversy. My problem with this is two fold. Number one, I preach the code of Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect and for me to accept a victory like that goes against everything I represent.
Yet another loud mixed reaction, with some of the crowd cheering Cena's morals and others booing Cena's cheesiness
Cena: The second reason is because this was CM Punk's and my chance to find out who the better man was, and for some reason "The Game" decided to play God and cost CM Punk the WWE Championship.
More cheers, but still boos can be heard
Cena: So… I find it only fitting that I ask to include CM Punk in the WWE Championship match tonight!
The crowd all cheers now, at both Punk and the prospect of getting an awesome triple threat match
Cena: So Trips, or whoever can make this happen, come on down!
The crowd waits in anticipation for The Game but he doesn't come. Instead boos come raining down as John Laurenitis comes out on the ramp.
Laurenitis:Hello, my name is John Laurenitis and I am the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations.
The boos come down as Cena looks frustrated at seeing Big Johnny instead of the COO
Cena: Listen, Funk man. Before you bore these people out of the arena, why don't you go to the back and find someone who can give me what I want?
The crowd cheers as Laurenitis' bland face remains unmoved if not a bit sour.
Laurenitis:Mr. Cena if you let me finish I can answer all of your questions.
More heat as Cena gestures for Johnny to continue
Laurenitis: Mr. Helmsley is not here and has sent me to represent him.
Again, Laurenitis cannot immediately continue due to the heat from the Staples Center
Laurenitis: As per order of the COO, CM Punk will not be receiving any WWE Championship matches in the immediate future.
Laurenitis: Tonight's WWE Championship match will be Rey Mysterio challenging John Cena. Thank you and enjoy the show.
The crowd is not pleased and neither is John Cena
Cena:Well Mr. Laurenitis if I didn't know any better, I'd say you and Mr. Helmsley do not care much for CM Punk.
Some members of the audience laugh at the understatement
Cena:Well can you tell me something I'm a little lost on?
Laurenitis:Certainly, our WWE Superstars' happiness is of the utmost important to us.
The crowd boos at the obvious BS
Cena: Why did Triple H screw over CM Punk?
The crowd pauses in anticipation for Laurenitis' answer
Laurenitis: That is a private business matter. However, we can ensure you that anything that Mr. Helmsley has done is in the best interest for the WWE.
The crowd really gives Ace shit now as Cena just smirks, fully expecting the political bullshit.
Laurenitis: Now, if you'll excuse me I have other business to attend to. As for you, Mr. Cena you have a WWE Championship to get prepared for... good luck!!
The crowd boos as Johnny heads toward the back
Jack Swagger is shown backstage outside a closed locker room with a sign reading "DOLPH ZIGGLER". Swagger has a distraught look on his face. He takes a deep breath in and prepares to knock on the door, but suddenly the door swings open and out walks Dolph Ziggler (United States Championship around his waist) with Vickie Guerrero. Swagger begins to talk but is immediately interrupted by Ziggler.
Ziggler: What the Hell are you doing here?
Swagger:I just wanted to apologize-
Vickie buts in now
Vickie:There is NOTHING you can say! You hurt Dolph and ME last night, as far as I'm concerned as your manager, we are THROUGH!
Swagger looks upset, as Ziggler looks a bit puzzled as if Vickie's last statement had a bit of a double-meaning.
Ziggler(Putting his arm around Vickie):You best watch yourself Swagger! Cause' now, you're on your own!
Ziggler and Vickie walk away with Swagger still looking upset.
Swagger turns and the camera reveals Abraham Washington, who garners a reaction from the small portion of the audience that watched ECW during its dying days.
Washington: Mr. Swagger my name is Abraham Washington and Mr. Swagger you deserve better than this.
Swagger looks a bit intrigued.
Washington:You are a former world champion and yet people give you no respect.
Swagger gives a slight nod
Washington: You should rule this company!
Washington: You should be THE number one man!
Swagger looks really enthusiastic
Washington: And I can make you just that, Mr. Swagger!
Swagger has an intrigued look on his face. Washington pulls out a card and hands it to Swagger.
Washington: Give me a call when you can.
Washington walks away, while Swagger stares at the card, thinking…
**BORN TO SOS**
The crowd gets excited as the WWE Tag Team Champions enter the arena. Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston smack hands with the fans before Bourne enters the ring.
The crowd gives heat, but not a lot, for the former champs. Michael McGuillicutty enters the ring accompanied by David Otunga.
Michael McGuillicutty w/ David Otunga vs. WWE Tag Team Champion Evan Bourne w/ Kofi Kingston
A quick back and forth match between the two midcarders. McGuillicutty is dominating with his power, and Evan using his speed to avoid the bigger man. McGuillicutty has Bourne on the ropes, literally as Bourne's neck is on the second rope and McGuillicutty is choking him, with his knee on the back of his opponent’s neck. The ref pulls Michael off of Bourne. McGuillicutty then goes right up to Bourne, pulls him up, whips him off the ropes, and catches him, looking for a Pendulum Backbreaker. Suddenly, Bourne rotates his body up to hit a MODIFIED REVERSE DDT. The crowd pops as does Kofi at ringside. Both men are down as the ref starts to count. Kofi and the crowd motivate Bourne to get to his feet, as Otunga yells at Michael McGuillicutty to stand up. Both men stagger to their feet at around the same time. Evan kicks McGuillicutty hard in the shin, and again, and again. Michael begins to stumble as Evan hits the ropes. Bourne runs back in and McGuillicutty tries a clothesline.... Bourne ducks..... But McGuillicutty hits him with a CLOTHESLINE TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD. Bourne goes down hard, cover:
No! Bourne barely pops the shoulder up!
McGuillicutty looks frustrated toward Otunga as the crowd begins to come to life for one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions. McGuillicutty then picks Bourne back up to his feet, puts him on his shoulders, and hits an Oklahoma Slam! McGuillicutty hooks the leg!
Bourne still kicks out! McGuillicutty gets up rather annoyed, when he sees Bourne slowly rising to his feet. McGuillicutty runs off the ropes for the McGUILLICUTTER....... but Bourne knees him in the face! McGuillicutty staggers back holding his nose. Mike's really mad now and runs at Bourne only to get caught with a Hurricanrana!
McGuillicutty shifts it into a SUNSET FILP POSTION!
No! Bourne rolls back to his feet, as does McGuillicutty. Bourne runs at McGuillicutty, who launches Bourne in the air...... only to be caught with the DOUBLE KNEES of Bourne falling on McGuillicutty! With McGuillicutty down, Bourne goes to the top..........
And hits AIR BOURNE!! Cover!
Bourne holds his back as Kofi comes into the ring to celebrate with his partner.
JR: Well the misfortunes continue for the former Tag Team Champions.
Bourne goes up the ramp with Kofi, as in the ring we see Otunga glaring at McGuillicutty obviously very frustrated.
Cole: Still to come tonight, ladies and gentlemen: John Cena defends the WWE Championship against Rey Mysterio!
We come back from the break and see Justin Roberts in the center of the ring, microphone in hand.
Roberts:Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome the NEW WWE Divas Champion: "The Glamazon" Beth Phoenix!
Heat immediately follows this announcement as Beth Phoenix comes toward the ring with her newly won championship over her shoulder. Natalya is not far behind, carrying a bag, its contents a mystery.
JR: The new Divas Champion Beth Phoenix had perhaps her most impressive performance last night at Summerslam.
Cole: No doubt about that, JR! Beth completely dominated Kelly Kelly, it was not only impressive but also rather disturbing.
King: I hate to agree with you Cole, but you're right. Kelly couldn't even get an offensive series together Beth would just shut her down! Not only did Beth beat Kelly, she made her tap to an absolutely brutal submission hold.
JR: Perhaps the most disturbing part of it all was how much Beth enjoyed it!
Beth is now center ring with the microphone.
Beth: For the first time in our WWE careers, I can honestly say, that myself and Natalya Neidhart, stand here before you, as ourselves.
Beth pauses before continuing
Beth:We stand here not as "divas" but as women. Women who love professional wrestling. Unlike these other "divas", I came from a poor family. Unlike these other "divas" I grew up a fan of this business. Unlike these other "divas", I had to work every second of my life to get to where I am today.
A few cheers come from the audience as they realize the truth in the Divas Champion's words.
Beth:Unlike these other "divas" we didn't get where we are today by smiling on a runway. We didn't get where we are by wearing 3 coats of makeup. We didn't get where we are by sleeping with the guys in charge.
A lot of "ooohs" from the last statement
Beth:We both got here from hard work. I had to wrestle men twice my size just too even get a chance to be where I am today! Meanwhile, I see women who don't know the difference between a wrist lock and a wrist watch get opportunities I can only dream of!
Boos from some, cheers from others
Beth:There was one person in this company who gave me chance. She too had to scratch and claw for everything she got and still never truly got what she deserved. Her name was Molly Holly.
The crowd actually gives a pretty good pop for the former champion.
Beth:Molly was, and is, another woman who never truly got her just due. At the time I was working double duty as both a wrestler and a waitress. I was just about ready to quit, when Molly Holly and the WWE came to town. I gave her a video tape of a match between Gail Kim and myself, and unlike John Laurenitis and Tommy Dreamer who refused to give me a chance, Molly did. She looked at my tape and brought me down to WWE's developmental system. She also paid for over half of my fee just to go there on nothing but a hunch. For that, I am forever honored.
Another good pop for the inspirational story
Beth:I made it to the WWE and then......
Beth actually pauses as she is getting a bit emotional
Beth:I proceeded to flush her money down the drain.
The crowd turns on Beth now
Beth:This was not intentional, but I flushed her money down the drain. I was no longer the woman who worked two jobs for her dream career. I was no longer the woman who wrestled men just for a chance to live her dream. I had become......
Beth pauses again.
The crowd boos again as Beth says the last line with a great deal of hatred in her voice.
Beth:A diva, who had to look at a crowd who couldn't care less about me. A diva who had to force a smile whenever I heard a man catcall at me. A diva who had to degrade herself in front of her friends, her family, and the entire world, in "lingerie pillow fights" and "Halloween costume contests".
The crowd has really turned on Beth now.
Beth: A diva, who was associated with filth the likes of Kelly Kelly and Eve.
Beth:This tore me apart inside, but I dare not say anything because I had worked so hard to get where I was, I couldn't afford to lose it. Then I met Natalya, and I found out I was not the only woman who felt this way. So now we are on a mission to rid this business of each and every diva.
Beth:Lately, there has been talk of words like "wrestling" and "pro wrestler" being taboo, but I have another word to add to that category, and that word is "woman". See in WWE there is no such thing as a woman; we are all "divas", which to me is the equivalent to the scum of the earth.
The crowd continues to disapprove of Beth's opinion.
Beth:You see Natalya and myself are not "divas", we are women!
Beth now looks grabs the Divas Championship
Beth(Referring to the title):And now that leaves you.
Beth drops the championship, leaves the ring, reaches behind the ring announcers,finds a garbage basket, and brings it to the ring. Beth hands the basket to Natalya (who has to set the bag down to hold the basket.)
Beth:So, seeing how I am no longer a Diva, I'm no longer eligible to this piece of garbage.
Beth then DROPS THE DIVAS TITLE IN THE GARBAGE BASKET!! The crowd boos the hell out the apparently former Divas Champion. Natalya drops the garbage basket and picks up the bag.
Beth:And so I hereby resign as your "Divas" Champion....
Natalya pulls out the bags contents to reveal the WWE WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP!
Beth:And begin my reign as the WWE Women's Champion!!
Beth holds the newly rechristened Women's Championship above here head, her music hits, and Natalya applauds.
JR:Beth Phoenix dropping a huge bombshell on RAW tonight!
King:You're not kidding JR, the Women's Championship is back!
A car pulls up outside the arena; the door swings open, and out comes.... CM Punk to probably the biggest reaction of the night. Punk does not look happy at all and heads toward the locker room area.
JR:Perhaps the most controversial figure in all of the WWE has arrived!
Cole:What is CM Punk going to do tonight?!
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 accompanied 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.
**AIN'T NO MAKE BELIEVE**
A pretty good pop accompanies the entrance music of one John Morrison. Morrison goes into slow-mo and taunts.
JR:Welcome back to Monday Night RAW, ladies and gentlemen! We are welcomed by the Shaman of Sexy!
**GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES**
A not so nice reaction (Though probably not as much heat as he'd like) for the All-American American, Jack Swagger.
Cole: Last night, Jack Swagger surprised everyone including yours truly, by turning on both Dolph Ziggler and Vickie!
King: But it was after Ziggler provoked Swagger!
Stills are shown of Ziggler pie-facing Swagger and Swagger punching Ziggler in the face in retaliation.
Cole: Either way, where was Swagger before Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero got involved with his career?!
JR: Well where was he afterwards? Doesn't seem like they got him very far, if you ask me.
Swagger enters the ring but his mind is clearly in another place.
Jack Swagger vs. John Morrison
This match is actually pretty short. Morrison is flustering Swagger with his swift offense. Swagger hasn't gotten much offense in. Swagger finally catches the foot of Morrison on a kick and grins. However, Morrison pulls his foot down and hits a kick to Swagger's head with his left foot! Swagger gets staggered and angered as he blindly runs toward Morrison for a heavy clothesline, but Morrison ducks, Swagger turns around..... RIGHT INTO A PELE FROM MORRISON! Swagger goes down and Morrison goes toward the side of the ring. Swagger rises to his feet..... MORRISON GOES FOR THE FLASH KICK...... AND SWAGGER CATCHES HIM WITH AN ANKLE LOCK!!!! WHAT A COUNTER!
Morrison is screaming in pain as Swagger has it locked in! Morrison suddenly rolls through into a CRADLE PIN!
No! Swagger rolls out of it!
Swagger gets to his feet, and immediately makes a beeline toward Morrison, and gets a GUTWRENCH! Swagger lifts Morrison up for the POWERBOMB! Morrison desperately struggles toward the ropes. Swagger staggers back and Morrison jumps off of Swagger's shoulders AND LANDS ON THE SECOND ROPE. Swagger turns around..... AND MORRISON SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE ROPE WITH THE FLASH KICK!! Swagger goes down. Morrison then heads to the corner, jumps, and HITS STARSHIP PAIN!!!
Replays are shown of the contest.
JR:Despite Swagger's best efforts John Morrison wins tonight.
Cole:Don't sugarcoat it, JR! Swagger was dominated tonight by Morrison! I guess Vickie helped more than he thought!
Morrison celebrates in the ring as Swagger is shown heading up the ramp with his head down. Suddenly the face of John Laurenitis appears on the titantron, and of course, the crowd boos.
Laurenitis:Congratulations, Mr. Morrison with your victory over Jack Swagger.
The crowd continues to boo as John Morrison appears skeptical.
Laurenitis:I have a major announcement from the office of the Chief Operating Officer, Hunter Hearst Helmsley. With WWE Night of Champions quickly approaching, a number one contender's mini tournament for the WWE United States Championship will start next week.
The crowd actually cheers for the announcement, a first for John Laurenitis.
Laurenitis:And Mr. Morrison, you will be one of those participants.
The crowd cheers as Morrison smiles and does his pose mid-ring.
King:What an announcement! Next week a four man mini tournament to determine the number one contender for the WWE United States Championship!
Cole:And still to come tonight! John Cena will defend his newly christened WWE Undisputed Championship against Rey Mysterio!
We come back to see Jack Swagger in the locker room, exhausted and disappointed. Swagger heads toward his bag and pulls out the card that Abraham Washington gave him earlier. Swagger stares at it for a moment, before pulling out his cell phone. Swagger dials the number and holds the phone to his ear.
Cut to Rey Mysterio walking backstage (The crowd cheers for their hometown hero) he is clearly looking for someone. He looks off camera and finds the man he was looking for. Rey taps on the guy's back and the camera pans out to reveal CM Punk turning around, the crowd again giving Punk a great ovation.
Rey:Listen Punk, you and I haven't always seen eye to eye, and I don't know why Triple H did what he did at Summerslam, but I need to know that you won't interfere in my match tonight.
Punk:Well Rey, you are right about one thing, we haven't always seen eye to eye. However Rey, we are both very similar. Both of us don't have the quote-unquote superstar look that many of the higher-ups here would like us to have, yet we stand here with a degree of success under our belts, despite the powers that be attempting to hold us back.
Rey:Listen Punk, you might think there's a conspiracy against you, but I don't get mad when things don't go my way and I definitely don't think that there's a conspiracy against me.
Punk:Well Rey, you are entitled for your opinion, but first, I don't get mad, I get even. Second, you might not think that something fishy is going on here, but think back a few weeks ago. In fact, it was the week I returned, you won your first WWE Championship in a hard fought battle with The Miz. For some strange reason, your match was the first on the show, strange considering we were guaranteed a new WWE Champion, pretty big match to curtain jerk with.
Punk's speech looks to have intrigued Rey.
Punk:Now after you come to the back, Triple H comes up to you and puts you, Rey Mysterio, the not even 3 minute old WWE Champion, in a title match with, who else, John Cena, the Golden Boy. Later that night Rey, you guys put on a classic match, and you Rey, despite being in a match earlier in the night, you gave John Cena one hell of a match. But, in the end, John Cena and The Miz were too much for you Rey, as it would be for any man. After the match, Mr. Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect celebrated, the commentators acted as if he'd, once more "defied the odds", and you Rey were down on the ground, no one was pointing out that you had been through two matches, your WWE Title reign ended within two hours and the only people that cared were the real wrestling fans. Now I don't know about you Rey, but that seems a little fishy.
Now Punk's speech looks to have really gotten to Rey.
Punk:So, no Rey I won't be interfering in your match tonight. Because I know what it’s like to get screwed out of the WWE Championship. But know this, whoever has that WWE Championship, has a huge target on there back, and trust me when I say this Rey....
Punk puts his hand on Rey's shoulder
Punk:I don't miss.
The crowd cheers at Punk's ominous message, as Rey stands, arms crossed, perhaps getting more questions than he got answers.
**I'M HERE TO SHOW THE WORLD**
Dolph Ziggler's new theme song hits as he enters to heat with the always voluptuous Vickie Guerrero. Ziggler enters the ring with United States Championship around his waist. Vickie grabs a microphone.
The crowd, of course, gives Vickie major heat for her annoying catchphrase.
Vickie:You people need to show respect for your WWE United States Champion- I SAID EXCUSE ME!
More big time heat
Vickie:Your United States Champion, the one, the only, DOLPH ZIGGLER!!
Vickie hands Dolph the mic as the crowd shits all over the US Champ. Dolph has the US Title around his waist and smirk on his face.
Dolph:You are not only looking at THE United States Champion, but also, the single most important champion in ALL of the WWE!
Dolph:Don't believe me? Let me show you the facts. The WWE Championship can't even seem to say in this company. The World Heavyweight Championship is held by a man that won it by disqualification!
Vickie shakes her head, laughing.
Dolph:The Intercontinental Championship is held by a Rip Hamilton wannabe, the Divas Championshi[ isn't even the Divas Championship any more. And do I even have to mention the Tag Team Champions? Air Boom? That sounds like a fart, which judging by the smell of this arena is something you people know very well.
Dolph gags overdramatically as Vickie fans away the air by her nose. The crowd of course, gives in to the cheap heat.
Dolph:Meanwhile, I stand here easily the longest reigning champion in the WWE. I consistently put on the best matches each and every night, and by the way WIN each and every night. So you guys can have your little tournament, because everybody in the tournament, I've already beat.
Some boo, while others start a "We Want Ryder!" chant.
Dolph (snickering): Jack Swagger?
Dolph:Think about it...... who haven't I beaten?
The crowd really gets a big "WE WANT RYDER" chant going now. Ziggler simply smirks.
Dolph:Exactly, that's what I thought. I can beat everyone and no one, and I mean NO one can beat Dolph-
"WOO WOO WOO, YOU KNOW IT!"
The crowd gives a reaction that rivals CM Punk and Rey Mysterio as "Long Island Iced Z" Zack Ryder is in the house. Ryder leads a fist pump at the top of the ramp as the crowd goes "WOO WOO WOO" with Ryder. Ziggler and Vickie look unimpressed. Ryder heads to the ring, grabs a mic, and stands across from Vickie and Ziggler. Dolph Ziggler speaks first.
Ziggler:Who in the hell are you?!
Ryder:Who am I? Who am I?! I am the first broski. I am the host of "Z! Long Island Story"! I am the first and only WWE Internet Champion! I am the Long Island Iced Z! I am Zack Ryder! Woo Woo Woo!
Ryder holds up the mic as the crowd says in unison: "You know it!"
Ziggler (snickers a bit to himself): You know what I don't know? I don't know what the hell you're doing here on RAW during the United States Champion's time, instead of on YouTube where you belong, whether it be your stupid show or Superstars.
Ziggler gets booed big time.
Ryder:Well, I came out here to correct you on something. See you said you were the longest reigning champion here in the WWE. But, you see Dolph, I've held the Internet Championship since February!
The crowd pops big for Zack's statement.
Ryder:So if you want to see the best champion in the WWE, look no further, bro!
The crowd continues their support for Ryder.
Ziggler:First off, I'm not your bro. Secondly, you are no champion. You are a lot of things. A joke. An idiot. A loser. But you are certainly not a champion.
The crowd boos again at Ziggler.
Ziggler:A champion is someone who defends his title on a regular basis. A champion is someone who demands the respect of his peers. A champion is someone who can make a RAW or a Smackdown. Zack Ryder you are not a champion. You are… a joke.
The crowd really gives Ziggler big heat as Vickie nods in approval.
Ryder:Well Dolph, if I'm such a joke, then you won't have much trouble beating me in a match!
The crowd really cheers as Ziggler looks around cockily.
Ziggler:You want a match with me? *Ziggler snickers* Fine, right here, right now, I will end your fifteen minutes of fame!
The crowd pops as Ryder smiles.
Ziggler:However, this match will be non-title!
The crowd boos as Ryder shakes his head.
Zack Ryder vs. Dolph Ziggler w/ Vickie Guerrero
Ryder has been giving Ziggler a tough match, much to the surprise of the announcers. Ryder has Ziggler down in the corner. Ryder measures Ziggler, runs in, AND NAILS THE BROSKI BOOT! Ziggler's in trouble! Ryder pumps his fist as the crowd chants "WOO! WOO! WOO!" the United States Champion slowly rises to his feet as Vickie screams at ringside. Ryder JUMPS FOR THE ROUGH RYDER................ BUT ZIGGLER COUNTERS WITH A FLAPJACK AND RYDER LANDS THROAT FIRST ON THE TOP ROPE!
Ziggler measures Ryder from behind and JUMPS FOR THE ZIG ZAG......BUT RYDER HOLDS ON TO THE TOP ROPE AND ZIGGLER HITS THE MAT HARD! The crowd rises to its feet again, realizing that Zack Ryder is still in this. Ryder sees that Ziggler is down and heads toward the very top rope.. Ryder waits for Ziggler to turn around and LAUNCHES OFF THE TOP ROPE WITH A MISSLE DROPKICK..... AND NAILS IT, ZIGGLER GOES DOWN! Ryder quickly covers!
ZIGGLER GETS HIS FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!
The crowd lets out a collective "aww" as Ryder was so close to upsetting the United States Champion. Ryder shows a look of disbelief on his face, but realizes he must capitalize on the opportunity. Ryder rises to his feet and hold up the L and the I on his hands and waits for Ziggler to rise to his feet. VICKIE GETS ON THE RING APRON! Ryder turns around and advances toward Vickie, who quickly flees off the apron. The distraction is enough for Ziggler to come from behind to LOCK IN THE SLEEPER!! Ryder is in big trouble! Ziggler falls back..... But Ryder rolls through into a PINNING COMBINATION!
The crowd goes crazy as Ziggler sits up and starts thrashing around.
JR:Zack Ryder has pinned the United States Champion!!
Perhaps no one is celebrating more than Ryder who is jumping all around the ring in celebration. Replays are shown of the end of the match, including Vickie screaming "NOOOOOOO!" at the end of the match. Back in the ring, Ryder has his digital camera for his YouTube show, and is leading the crowd in a "WOO! WOO! WOO!" chant. Ziggler is heading up the ramp screaming at Ryder, "You are not better than me!!!"
We come back from break, and find John Laurenitis in his office. Laurenitis is on the phone.
Laurenitis:Yes sir...... Of course...... I've taken great precautions to make sure he will be dealt with should he get involved. Goodbye.
Laurenitis hangs up and a knock on the door is heard.
The knock on the door continues.
Laurenitis:I said it's open.
The knock still doesn't cease. Laurenitis gets frustrated and opens the door himself. He finds R-Truth in the doorway and he continues to knock on the opened door.
Truth turns, surprised.
Truth walks in the office and immediately begins looking under a coffee mug, under Laurenitis' laptop, and under the desk.
Laurenitis:Can I ask what you're doing?
Truth looks up a little startled again.
Truth:I'm looking for the coo!
Laurenitis looks a bit puzzled (well, more so than usual), then realizes what Truth is talking about.
Laurenitis:Mr. Helmsley is not here tonight, but I assure you, whatever you need, I can help you with.
Truth:Aight! I want in- Shut up! I'll ask 'im!
Truth seems to be talking to an imaginary friend.
Laurenitis:May I ask who you are talking to?
Truth looks upset toward Laurenitis.
Truth:Don't worry about it Johnny! (Truth turns) I said Johnny not Jimmy!
Truth looks back toward Johnny.
Truth:Sorry, I want in on the-
???(off-screen):WOO! WOO! WOO!
The crowd pops again as Zack Ryder enters the office
Ryder:Hey Mr. JL, wus' happenin'?
Ryder holds out a fist for a bump, Laurenitis just stands there, awkward as ever.
Ryder(slowly putting his arms to his side):O.... Kay. Anyway, idk if you were watching that match out there, but your US champ just lost to Long Island Iced Z, Zack Ryder.
Ryder:Soooooooooooo, how about you put me in that US Title tourney, next week?
The crowd cheers at this suggestion.
Truth:Wait! Wait! Wait a sec! That's what I wanted! Why's Tommy gettin' in?!
Truth:My bad, Chuck!
Laurenitis:Alright now stop it. You guys will both be in the tournament and face off with each other next week, now if you'd kindly leave my office.
The crowd cheers and Ryder nods and he goes to leave, when Truth stops him.
Truth:We' see you next week, Billy!
Truth then point two fingers at his eyes and then at Ryder's eyes, then at his invisible friend's eyes, and then back at Ryder's eyes. Truth then leaves leaving Ryder puzzled.
Roberts:The following contest is scheduled for one-fall and is for the WWE Championship!
A BIG time pop for the hometown hero, as Rey Mysterio enters. He sets off his pyro and gives a younger fan at ringside his mask.
JR:Here comes Rey Mysterio, and what a story it would be if he could defeat John Cena and win the WWE Championship here in his hometown!
King:I know that Rey is the Ultimate Underdog, but I don't know if he can overcome John Cena! I mean he's been on such a roll and he beat CM Punk last night!
Rey taunts at the corner of the ring.
**MY TIME IS NOW**
Again the reaction is mixed and considering that Rey is his opponent tonight and CM Punk was screwed out of the title last night. John Cena runs down to the ring and holds up the WWE Championship over his head.
King:Well JR, the CHAMP is HERE!!!
JR: Indeed he is after a controversial win over CM Punk last night, John Cena stands before you the WWE Champion!
Cole:I don't see what's so controversial about it! The fact is CM Punk had his oppritunity he lost go cry about it somewhere else!
King:I'd hate to agree with Cole, but it's not like Punk could've beaten John Cena last night, JR!
JR:I think he had a damn good shot at it King!
King:My point is Triple H wouldn't have done it unless he had a good reason for it.
Cena looks acroos the ring from Rey who looks incredibly focused.
John Cena(c) vs. Rey Mysterio
Back and forth match with the crowd really into it. You can see why these guys are competing for the prize they're competing for. Rey has Cena in a side headlock, Cena lifts Rey up and THROWS HIM OFF........ but Rey lands on his feet. Cena runs toward Rey..... Rey dropkicks Cena low in the leg...... AND CENA FALLS BETWEEN THE 2ND AND 3RD ROPE!! Rey sees this and hits the opposite ropes LOOKING FOR THE 619...............................................
BUT CENA MEETS HIM ON THE REBOUND WITH A BIG CLOTHESLINE!! Rey goes head over heels!! Cena Covers!
Rey pops the shoulder up!
Cena can't believe it! Cena rises to his feet and stalks Rey. Rey gets to his feet, and gets scooped up as Cena is GOING FOR THE ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT...... but Rey wriggles on Cena's shoulders. Cena stumbles with Rey on his shoulders toward the ropes. Rey grabs the ropes, AND CENA TOSSES REY OVER THE TOP ROPE.......... But Rey holds on and brings himself up to the ring apron! Cena stumbles foward not realizing that Rey is climbing to the top rope! Cena turns around.........................................
Rey rolls out and tries for his kick to the head... BUT CENA CATCHES REY'S FOOT, TRIPS HIM UP, AND BEAUTIFULLY TRANSITIONS INTO A STF!!!!!Rey is in big trouble! Cena is pulling back and Rey is struggling! You can see the intensity in Cena's face as he pulls back in the hold! Rey reaches his arm out...
BUT REY HOLDS ON!!
Rey is trying to maneuver his way to the ropes, no easy task with the heavier Cena on his back. Rey is moving ever so slowly toward the side of the ring. Rey is almost there, BUT CENA WRENCHES BACK THE HOLD!!!
Cena spins off the hold and grabs Rey's leg and attempts to pull him back...... But Rey counters back with a drop toe hold....... THAT LANDS CENA BETWEEN THE ROPES!!!! Rey quickly goes off the ropes..........AND NAILS THE 619!!! CENA GOES FLYING TOWARD THE CENTER OF THE RING!
Rey is on the apron, however, extremely exhausted. Rey is trying to get his wits about him, but the match has really taken a toll on him. Cena is beginning to get to his feet and Rey waits on the ring apron. Cena turns.......
REY JUMPS FOR THE SEATED SENTON…..
BUT CENA CATCHES HIM IN A POWERBOMB POSITION! Cena throws Rey up..... and catches him ON HIS SHOULDERS!! CENA GIVES THE CROWD A GLANCE..........
AND NAILS THE ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT!!!! Cover!
Winner and STILL WWE Champion:John Cena
Cena lays on top of Rey for a second, breathing very heavily before beginning to stir and celebrate. The commentators are talk over the replay of the match highlights.
Cole:What a match!
King:Rey came very close to defeating Cena, but in the end the Champ is still here!!
JR:And unlike last night, tonight there is no denying who won!
Cena is still celebrating, as Rey is down in the corner hurt. Rey gets up holding his ribs. Cena walks toward Rey and holds his hand out to shake. Rey stalls a bit, obviously remembering what CM Punk said to him earlier. Rey looks for a bit as the crowd pops and Cena has a very serious look on his face. Rey finally smiles a bit and shakes Cena's hand to the approval of the crowd. Rey heads to the back obviously a bit disappointed. Cena continues to celebrate in the ring.
CM PUNK NAILS CENA FROM BEHIND! CM Punk came through the crowd to attack Cena and the crowd is going crazy. Punk has a VERY pissed off look on his face as Cena begins to rise to his feet. Punk gets Cena on his shoulders and nails the Go To Sleep! The crowd goes wild as Punk exits the ring and retrieves a mic. Punk re-enters the ring as Cena has rolled out.
Punk:Hunter or Laurenitis, or which ever pencil-pushing yes man who's in charge tonight! I don't care why you screwed me, hell I know why, what I want is someone to get their ass out here right now and give me a WWE Championship rematch!
The crowd cheers at Punk's request.
Punk:I don't care if it's at Night of Champions, next week on RAW, or in an alley around the back! I want a rematch!
Punk waits for some kind of answer..... but no one comes out.
Punk:Fine have it your way, you thought a few weeks ago in Vegas was a pipe bomb, get ready, because I am sick and tired of this crap!
???:You're not the only one.
The crowd and Punk direct their attention toward the ramp and see The Miz walking out with a microphone in hand. Miz walks toward the ring.
Miz:I'm tired of this too. But the thing is Punk, the conspiracy isn't against us. Oh no, the conspiracy is for John Cena. You see I was rooting for you at Summerslam, because I knew you could beat the fraud that is John Cena. Just like you did at Money in the Bank. And you should've won too. But all the higher-ups are in love with John Cena. He's the cash cow. He's the movie star. However, he is not the best. But WWE is too afraid to admit it, that's why he gets title shot after title shot. That's why the commentators talk him up like he is the best. That's why his opponents get screwed out of title matches.
By now, Miz is in the ring and face to face with Punk.
Miz:Sure we've never seen eye-to-eye, but we both know there is something going on here. WWE realized I knew it, that's why I was barely able to get a match at Summerslam, because WWE wants to shut me up. However, there are people they can't shut up. These people.
The crowd actually cheers.
Miz:These people boo Cena each and every week, and WWE tries so hard to get these people to like him. But they're smarter than they think, and they see through the crap. My point CM Punk is we need strength in numbers. So, are you with me?
Punk pauses for a second.
Punk:Miz, you're right about one-
CM Punk's mic cuts off! Miz tries to talk in his but his is cut off too! Up on the ramp at least TWO DOZEN security guards led by John Laurenitis coming to the ring. Laurenitis orders the guards to get in the ring. The guards surround Punk and Miz. One of the guards makes advancement toward Punk, and PUNK PUNCHES HIM IN THE FACE! Punk yells, "Don't touch me!" As soon as the guard goes down at least ten guards get on top of Punk! Miz pulls one of the guards off! This leads to the remaining guards taking down Miz! The guards begin to handcuff both Miz and Punk. Cena, now recovered on the outside, gets in the crowded ring, but Laurenitis hold him back and yells, "We've got this John!" Cena looks angrily at Laurenitis.
Meanwhile, the guards have successfully handcuffed Punk and Miz and are taking them out of the ring up the ramp. Punk begins to scream, "THIS IS BULLSHIT!! THIS IS BULLSHIT!!". The sound for RAW cuts out to censor Punk's profanity leaving us with an ironically silent scene and a visual of pure chaos as RAW goes
Just to start off here, never read any of your work before but this really exceeded my expectations.
Kicking off the show with Cena being the honorable man and getting a real heel vibe out of Triple H. Especially compared to what we got with the actual ending. Cena/Mysterio rematch sounds wonderful though.
Ziggler and Swagger breaking up is interesting. They were sort of just starting at that point but looking at the results of their team, this isn't a bad idea. But getting AW to manage Swagger is a great idea because he certainly needs a mouthpiece.
Bourne/McGillicutty was your basic one vs one match in a tag feud. Good to see Air Boom get the win.
Beth Phoenix promo was wonderfully done. Really makes you care for her more than the face divas which helps split the crowd down the middle. Getting rid of the butterfly title for the Woman's title is not only a good idea, but very symbolic.
Swagger/Morrison is a good match to give Swagger the incentive to talk to AW and it makes Morrison look pretty good. US title #1 contender tournament sounds good. That title could use some attention and we never really got a Ziggler/Morrison feud, at least long term.
Punk/Mysterio promo was brilliant and I felt you covered both guys' characters very well. Punk planting the seed about management overlooking Rey was great.
Dolph's promo was pretty funny and RYDER being his opponent is great. This feud was one of the best things on Raw at the time. Ryder getting the win via pinning combo is good since it gives potential for a big rematch.
Holy shit the Truth promo was hilarious. You got Truth's character down great here, especially fucking up the names.
Cena/Rey seemed to be a basic main event but the aftermath really caught me. Punk gets the beatdown in and then Miz comes out and tries to recruit him. I see this going big places and Miz being heel, really creates another layer of character in this storyline. The mics cutting off were a nice touch too!
Overall I really enjoyed your show. I would suggest maybe fooling around with the writing size though. And for some reason the show seemed kind of short. Not really sure why I felt that way though. Great work.
Carolina Panthers:(NFC South Champions)
Boston Red Sox: World Series Champs!
- The Triple H era is running wild, on and off screen. Backstage, HHH has begun to take a more aggressive role in leading the company. This means more of his creative ideas will be apparent on TV. His biggest impact is already being felt. NXT has been cancelled with much of the talent heading back down to FCW. Also, every single gimmick match PPV has been either cancelled or renamed. Triple H feels the PPV gimmick match ideas really devalue the gimmick matches and causes them to feel more rushed.
Night Of Champions- 9/11/11 - Buffalo; NY
Vengeance- 10/9/11 - San Antonio; TX
Survivor Series- 11/13/11 - New York City; NY
Breaking Point- 12/11/11 - Baltimore; MD
RoyalRumble- 1/22/12 - St. Louis; MI
No Way Out- 2/19/12 - Milwaukee; WI
Wrestlemania XXVIII- 4/1/12 - Miami; FL
- Expect the brand split to be MUCH more reinforced now. HHH feels that a more disciplined brand split will make each brands titles and superstars more important. Due to this expect some "bulking up" of the brands from FCW due to the roster essentially being cut in half. The only WWE personnel who will be appearing on both shows are the WWE Tag Team Champions, authority figures like Triple H, and the divas. Yes, the divas are all now multi branded, this due to the weakness in the division. Also, Triple H is high on a lot of mid-card talent.
- However, Triple H isn't high on everyone. Smackdown's Mr. Money in the Bank Daniel Bryan isn't high on The Game's list due to his size. Hence the ending to his match Summerslam. Don't expect Bryan on many Smackdowns in the upcoming future.
- Finally, expect some face turns from some of the upper tier talent as WWE seems to have an influx of top talent that are heels, with the only faces being Cena, Punk, Orton, and Sheamus.
OOC: Yeah I know the PPV thing is really unrealistic, but I HATE gimmick PPVs and more than 1 PPV per month. Both of these things lead to feuds and story lines being rushed, and I REALLY don't want that. And please just trust me on the Daniel Bryan thing.
Five nights after Summerslam, Smackdown comes from the world famous Cow Palace!
At Summerslam, Christian shocked many WWE experts and fans when he retained his World Heavyweight Championship without controversy. .However, his best friend Edge was not in his corner as he had planned. Instead, Edge told off his best friend and former tag team partner! How will Christian react to it all?!
Last week, Cody Rhodes won the Intercontinental Championship from Ezekiel Jackson. This week Rhodes will be in non-title action with Johnny Curtis. Not only that, but the new Intercontinental Champion has told us he has a very big surprise in store for everyone. What could the Dastardly One have in store for everyone?
Also on Smackdown, Justin Gabriel returns from his prolonged stay in his homeland of South Africa. The newly self-professed ."Cape Town Werewolf" has a new outlook on his career and looks to make good on his return. Unfortunately for him his opponent will be Randy Orton! The Viper can't be happy following his loss to Christian at Summerslam. Will it be a huge win for Gabriel, or a big rebound for Orton?
Tonight, Tyson Kidd will go one-on-one with one half of the Usos, Jimmy. However, the ever confident Kidd told WWE.com he has something "very special" in store for Smackdown. Tune in to find out!
Finally, General Manager Teddy Long, will address the World Heavyweight Championship picture for Night of Champions! What will Teddy have in store?!
Instead of the theme song, we get a flashback to Summerslam. Christian is shown in the ring before his World Heavyweight Title match.
I promised everybody that I had a very special suprise here tonight, and here he is: my best friend the Rated R Superstar, Edge!
Edge comes down to the ring, and hugs Christian.
When I left, I felt like I had handed the torch off to Christian. I left the door open a crack and you kicked it wide open and became the World Heavyweight Champion, and I was so proud of you.
Christian smirks and nods.
I thought it was unfair that Teddy Long made you defend the title five days after a ladder match.
A clip is then showed of Orton RKOing Christian on the Smackdown after Extreme Rules and subsequently being pinned.
Never have I seen so much joy and so much sorrow in one ring. Orton's title reighn begins while Christian's has already ended.
You didn't think it was fair, and I didn't think it was fair.
And then you came out and you complained about it the next week.
Christian now appears a bit puzzled.
And the week after that, and the week after that, and the week after that, and the week after that, and the week after that, and the week after that.
The promo now takes a more darker turn. Every time Edge says, "And the week after that" a shot of Christian bitching on the mic is shown.
You whined and you moaned. You asked for oppritunity after oppritunity, rematch after rematch, and you got it. You won back the World heavyweight Championship, two-time World Heavyweight Champion!
Christian now is a bit more comfortable, patting the World title that is around his waist.
Edge(shaking his head):
But ya did it by disqualification?
I did some pretty horrible things in this ring, but I didn't hide behind suits. I didn't hide behind lawyers. I didn't hide behind clipboards.
Christian looks genuinely hurt by Edge's words. As the screen flashes to pictures of Christian's lawyers and contracts.
Somewhere along the line Christian, you became a disgrace to yourslf.
Christian now looks at Edge with very hurt eyes and says, "What are you talking about?"
You're better than that; you know it. I love ya' till the day I die, you're my best friend that's never gonna change, you know that. But you need to hear this from me, because you're not gonna hear this from anybody else. I didn't know my best friend would become a crying, moaning, little bitch.
Edge's last word echoing is all thats heard as Christian is shown obviously feeling the effect of Edge's words. Edge leaves the ring and heads up the ramp as Christian ponders what Edge just said. Randy Orton's music hits and he's ready.
Awww man! Here comes Randy Orton!
The video quickly flashes to highlights from the match.
-Christian hitting Orton with a Kendo stick
-Orton nailing Christian with a Trash can
-Christian back suplexing Orton through a table
Back and forth these two go!
-Now we see Orton setting up for the Punt Kick, Orton runs at Christian, but Christian spears Orton! Christian only gets a two count however.
-Now the video shows Chirstian grabbing two chairs and setting up for the conchairto! Christian tries for it, but Orton moves!
-The finish sees Orton and Christian on paralell ladders, then Orton grabs Christian's head GOING FOR AN RKO OFF THE LADDER!! But, Christian counters and HITS A KILLSWITCH OFF THE LADDER!! Christian covers for the win!
By hook or crook, Christian did it!
The video ends with Christian holding the title in the air on top of the ramp.
"KNOW YOUR ENEMY" HITS AND WE CUT TO THE CROWD PYRO GOES OFF
We cut to the broadcast table with Josh Mathews, Booker T, and a familiar face.
No ladies and gentlemen, Michael Cole did not suddenly get much more handsome. I'm Matt Striker along with my broadcast partners Josh Mathews and Booker T!
What a show we have for you tonight, ladies and gentlemen! Randy Orton takes on the returning Justin Gabriel!
And Teddy Long will make an announcement concernin' da' World Heavyweight Championship, aww you gotta love it!
**CLOSE YOUR EYES**
The crowd react rather negatively to the World Heavyweight Champion, Christian. Christian is wearing his "Hit The Switch" t-shirt and the World Title around his waist. His face is suprisingly not one of jubilation, but one of sorrow.
Here comes Christian, and to the suprise of many, he is still the World Heavyweight Champion.
I'd be lyin' of I said I thought dat' Christian would still be da' Champ! Especially, after what his boy Edge said to him!
Well, Edge questioned Christian's manhood and in my opinion that lit a fire inside of Christian.
Christian is in the ring now, mic in hand, waiting for the heat to settle.
Sunday night was supposed to be a very, very, happy night for me. I was going to retian my World Heavyweight Championship with my best friend Edge in my corner.
The crowd gives a mixed reaction to this as thier are many Edgeheads in attendence.
And while I retained my World Championship, I left Los Angeles disapointed.
The crowd boos at Christian's mention of retaining the title.
The reason for that was my friend Edge, my very best friend Edge, told me a I had become......
The crowd pops at the mention of the word.
At first I was mad. Really mad. Then after I beat Randy Orton-
Christian has to stop as the crowd boos very loudly at his last comment.
After I beat Orton, I walked up the ramp..... and I felt...empty.
Christian pauses, again.
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.
The crowd cheers the mention of legendary tag team.
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!
The crowd cheers again.
Eventually, we had to go our seperate ways, and both he and I pledged to be a World Champion. And credit to him, he did it, he became WWE Champion.
The crowd cheers again for Edge.
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 pauses again as the crowd says "What?" obnoxiously.
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. It was at this point...... that I started contemplating retirement.
The crowd seems pretty shocked at this.
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!
Another mixed reaction
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, just knowing how proud I was of my best friend.
Now everyone is cheering.
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.
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.
Then four 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.
Some of the crowd boos while others cheer.
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 ented in by chairs, all my years of getting put through table, was worth it.
The crowd is now quiet listening to Christian's story.
Then my frustration turned to despiration, 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.
The crowd still remains silent.
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. 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!
Another largely mixed reaction.
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!
That's right! My name is Christian! I am your World Heavyweight Champion and (slaps chest) Captain Charisma! I don't plan on either changing anytime soon!
The crowd is going nuts now and chanting "Christian!" as Christian smiles in the ring.
"I HEAR VOICES IN MY HEAD!"
The crowd somehow gets even louder for "The Apex Predator" Randy Orton! Christian still has a confident smirk on his face in stark contrast to his reaction to Randy in the past few months. Orton enters the ring with his own mic.
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.
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 nut 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 coatails there! I had to wrok 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!"
We come back from the break ready for our opening match.
enter to a decent pop as they perform the Siva Tau on top of the ramp. Jimmy Uso then enters the ring as Jey takes his place at ringside.
**BED OF NAILS**
A decent amount of heat comes the way of Tyson Kidd followed by a decent pop for his uprising accomplice, MICHAEL HAYES! Hayes has the mic as he walks down the ramp with Tyson Kidd.
For the few of you who do not know, my name is Michael "P.S." Hayes. I am in the business of managing future legends and let me tell ya... business is good. This young man here is Tyson Kidd. Whether it's by the old cratchity wrestlers in the dungeon or here in the WWE, he has been overlooked for far, far, too long. However, I see what they don't see. I see a legend in the making. I see a superstar of superstars in young Mr. Kidd. And believe me when I say when Michael Hayes says he sees a star, he sees a star.
Kidd enters the ring smirking, obviously happy with his new manager.
And trust me, these two "savages" are far beneath Tyson Kidd's standards.
The Usos look at each other, obviously offended.
Jimmy Uso w/Jey Uso vs. Tyson Kidd w/Michael Hayes
A really fast paced match between these tow. They're actually given some time to show off thier talet. At one point, Kidd slips out of the ring to speak with his Hall of Fame manager. The crowd boos the obvious excuse to exit the ring. Meanwhile, Jimmy SPRINGBOARDS onto one side of the ring and then to the outside for a TRIANGLE PLANCHA!! Kidd goes right down in front of P.S. Hayes! Jimmy is quick to his feet and rolls Tyson in the ring. Jimmy covers!
Jimmy picks up Kidd and pulls him toward the middle of the ropes. Jimmy chops Kidd hard, inciting a loud "Ooooo" from the fans (Or perhaps it was "Wooo?"). After this Jimmy whips Kidd into the opposite ropes and awaits Kidd on the rebound...... which never happens as Kidd hooks his arms in the ropes to stop his momentum. Jimmy runs toward Kidd..... who kicks Jimmy in the face and flips on the ring apron, in one fluid motion. KIDD SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE TOP ROPE............ INTO A POWESLAM FROM JIMMY USO!! This impressive move brings the crowd right out of thier seats! Jimmy covers!
Jimmy rises to his feet and does a dance as he waits for Kidd to rise to his feet. When Kidd does, Jimmy nails him with a hard savate kick to the gut. Jimmy then throws Kidd into the corner. Jimmy heads to the opposite corner, and runs toward back at Tyson Kidd for a CORNER SPLASH...... but Kidd moves, and Jimmy hits the corner hard! Jimmy stumbles out of the corner, into the center of the ring, doubled over. Meanwhile, Kidd hits the ropes...... AND NAILS A RUNNING DROPKICK TO THE SIDE OF JIMMY USO'S HEAD! Cover!
No! Jimmy kicks out!
Tyson, obviously frustrated, looks toward Michael Hayes, who yells back, "That's ok! Capitalize! Keep the pressure on 'im!" Kidd nods and grabs the rising Jimmy Uso in a front headlock. Kidd drags Uso towards the corner. Tyson now climbs to the 2nd rope while still holding Jimmy's head. Tyson now twirls his in the air.... AND JUMPS FOR THE TORNADO DDT...... but Jimmy Uso doesn't go down!! Jimmy is carrying Tyson Kidd toward the center of the ring! Jimmy throws Tyson up..... AN CATCHES KIDD WITH A SAMOAN DROP ON THE WAY DOWN!! WOW! The crowd is really impressed with that one! Jimmy covers!
3, NO! Tyson barely pops the shoulder up!
Jimmy is shocked! The crowd is shocked! Jey is shocked! The commentators are shocked! Perhaps the only person in the arena not shocked that Tyson Kidd kicked out is the man formerly known as Doc Hendrix. Hayes claps his hands approvingly. Meanwhile, Kidd is barely recovering and inching toward the corner. Kidd sits in the corner, exhausted. Jimmy looks toward the corner and smiles, realizing what to do next. Jimmy heads toward the opposite corner, and RUNS TOWARD TYSON FOR THE SAMOAN BUTT SMASH....... BUT TYSON COUNTERS WITH A DROPKICK TO THE LOWER BACK OF JIMMY! Kidd then grabs the top turnbuckle from his sitting position, as Jimmy grabs his lower back/butt. Tyson awaits his opponent to turn around, AND LEAPS THROUGH THE AIR............. AND NAILS THE BLOCKBUSTER!! Kidd quickly recovers and rises to his feet. Kidd then goes toward Jimmy's lower body, grabs his legs, AND APPLIES THE SHARPSHOOTER! Jimmy tries to hold on
but has no choice but to tap!!!
After the match, Kidd keeps the sharpshooter applied, and Jey Uso enters the ring and shoves Kidd off his submission in order to save his brother. Tyson and Jey get in each other's face as the ref and Hayes get between the two. Hayes yells at Tyson, "He's not worth it! Tyson! He's not worth it!" Tyson cools down and exits the ring as Jey checks on his brother.
Backstage, Teddy Long is shown working. There is a knock at his door.
walks in the office and you can hear the heat from the crowd outside.
You wanted to see me?
Yes, Wade I just wanted to-
Unless it's concerning me getting a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship, Long, I don't wnat to hear it. I won at Summerslam and I'm the very best superstar you have on the roster. If you have even half a brain, Long, you wouldn't even hesitate to name me the numbah' one contendah'!
Are ya' finished, playa'?
Barrett remains silent.
Good, now at Night of Champions, the World Heavyweight Championship will be defended in a Four Way Championship Scramble match!
The crowd pops as Wade Barrett's face turns sour.
Now Wade, you will have an oppritunity to qualify for that match, playa'. I was going to give you a week to rest after your match at Summerslam, but due to your lack of respect for me, your match will be.... tonight!
The crowd cheers for the announcement as Barrett looks livid.
Toinight? TONIGHT?! This is an absolute joke! W-who's my opponent?
The crowd cheers as Barrett immediately storms out of the room.
Once again we come back to the ring.
JOBBER ALERT: Johnny Curtis is in the ring, without entrance music.
walks onto the stage to heat with a mic in hand.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is my great pleasure to introduce to you. The NEW, the IMPROVED, the INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION, Cody Rhodes!
**SMOKE & MIRROR(V2)**
The crowd boos as Cody Rhodes enters but now he doesn't have a protective mask or bag people with him. In thier place is a sleeveless white vest with a hood. One thing that remains constant is the Intercontinental Championship around his waist. Rhodes has a big smile on his face as he goes to the ring with his lackey, Ted DiBiase by his side. Rhodes grabs a mic.
My name is Cody Rhodes, and I am your Intercontinental Champion.
The crowd boos Cody Rhodes.
When I won the title, I realized, I don't need a mask. A mask is used to hide something, and what do I have to hide? I'm better than everybody. I'm better than you people.
The crowd gives Cody heat.
I'm better than Christian. I'm better than John Cena. I'm better than Randy Orton. *snickers* I'm definitely better than Johnny Curtis! What is the point of hiding behind a mask, when there is no one to hide from? You women, mask yourself in makeup, to hide your lack of natural beauty. The so called "men" in this audience, try to mask the fact that thier lives have equated to nothing but a dead end job, eight hours a day, while watching the world pass them by. So I ask again, what do I have to mask? Not only am I the Intercontinental Champion.... but I am better.... than the rest.
WWE Intercontinental Champion
Cody Rhodes w/Ted DiBiase vs. Johnny Curtis
This is the very definition of a squash. Immediately, Rhodes tackles Curtis and begins to pound on his head with hard right hands. Cody then lifts his opponent up and NAILS THE SILVER SPOON DDT! Curtis' head bounces off the mat. Meanwhile, Rhodes rises to his feet and taunts as the crowd boos. Rhodes waits for Curtis to rise to his feet. When he does Rhodes runs and SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE ROPES WITH THE DISASTER KICK!!! Curtis goes down, but doesn't stay ther long as Rhodes lifts him up, goes behind, and hits the CROSS RHODES!! Cover!
After the match, Rhodes cockily holds his arm in the air as Ted brings him the Intercontinental Championship.
Gentlemen, I have a very strong feeling that we are looking at the future of not just Smackdown, but all of the WWE.
Teddy is again in his office, it is obvious that he is stressed considering the Orton-Christian situatuion. Teddy goes to grab some papers on his desk and when he turns around, he sees Mark Henry standing behind him. The crowd boos at the sight of the World Strongest Man.
Teddy, I know you're putting me in that match at Night of Champions.
Why would I do that, playa'?
Why? Ask Great Khali, why?! Ask Kane, why?! Ask Big Show, why?!
Well playa', why would I reward you for taken' out my top superstars? Why would I put you in a match with three more of my top guys?
Henry puts his hand on Long's shoulder.
Cuz' what I'm gonna do to ya' boys if I'm in the match, is nothin' compared to what I'm gonna do if I'm not in the match.
Long is obviously very un comfortable.
Take it easy Mark, take it easy, you have a qualifying match, next week.
That's what I like to hear.
Henry turns around........ and finds his Summerslam opponent Sheamus standing in front of him.
You're not the only one hopin' that you're in that Championship Scramble Four Way, fella'. I haven't forgotten whatcha' did ta me at Summerslam. Tonight, I'm gonna beat Wade Barrett, I'm going ta' go on ta' Night o' Champions, and I'm goin' ta' boot jur head in!
Sheamus leaves as Henry now has a scowl on his face.
The crowd gives a rather light pop for the repackaged "Cape Town Werewolf" Justin Gabriel enters the cow palace. Gabriel smiles and holds his hand in the air as he comes down the isle.
This is the return of Justin Gabriel who says his return to Cape Town really gave him a new look on both his life and his career.
However, Gabriel has his work cut out for him tonight as he takes on "The Viper" Randy Orton!
Gabriel is in the ring and smiling.
The crowd goes nuts for, once again, Randy Orton. Orton has a scowl on his face as he comes down the isle toward the ring.
Well Randy Orton is understandalby frustrated, not just due to his loss this past Sunday to Christian but also the events at the beginning of Smackdown tonight!
You want a rematch, Orton? You want me to put your head through the ring again? Anytime. Anywhere.
The crowd cheers loudly again.
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 nut 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 coatails there! I had to wrok 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!
When we come back we see Orton now in the ring, glaring at the titantron. Gabriel goes up to Orton and extends his hand for a handshake. Orton just looks at the extended hand, then glares at Gabriel. Gabriel retracts his hand and shrugs toward the crowd as if to say, "Oh well, I tried."
Randy Orton vs. Justin Gabriel
While Orton controls much of the match thus far, Gabriel gets in some good offense. Orton has Gabriel down in the center of the ring in (-gasp!) a chin lock. Gabriel begins to get to his feet, and elbows out of the painful (somewhat boring) hold. Orton releases the hold and Gabriel hits the ropes...... right into a short arm clothesline from Orton! The crowd begins to buzz as they know what's coming. Gabriel rises to his feet and gets nailed with another clothesline! Gabriel rises to his feet and gets nailed with yet another clothesline from Orton! Gabriel rises and this time runs at Orton, but of course, ORTON CATCHES HIM A SCOOP POWERSLAM............. BUT GABRIEL COUNTERS WITH A SMALL PACKAGE ROLL UP!!
Orton's face is one of surprise as he was nearly pinned by the Werewolf! Orton gets to his feet quickly and runs at Gabriel for a clothesline....
But Gabriel ducks, Orton turns around, and gets hit by a DROPKICK! Orton stumbles into the corner, and Gabriel immediately follows up with a beautiful running FOREARM in the corner that lands Gabriel on the apron and Orton stumbling out of out of the corner, turns around, AND SEES GABRIEL SPRINGBOARDING OFF THE TOP ROPE.......... AND NAILS A CROSSBODY WITH A PIN!!!!
3, NO! Orton barely kicks out again!
Gabriel picks Orton up and elbows him in the head about 4 times, working him toward the ropes. Gabriel the Irish whips Orton...... but Orton holds onto Gabriel's arm, pulls him in, AND HITS THE INVERTED BACKBREAKER! Orton remains on his hands and knees taking a moment to catch his breath. When Orton does rise to his feet, he sees that Gabriel to his. Orton grabs the rising Gabriel and throws him the rising Gabriel and throws him through the ropes and onto the ring apron, AND KEEPS A HOLS OF GABRIEL'S HEAD AND PULLS HIM BY IT INTO THE RING, WITH GABRIEL'S FEET STILL ON THE SECOND ROPE! The crowd begins to buzz realizing what's coming. Orton shows a small smirk........ AND DDT'S GABRIEL RIGHT ON HIS HEAD! Orton turns Gabriel over and hooks the leg!
Orton looks pretty surprised as the crowd applauds at the young superstar's tenacity. Orton slithers toward the center of the ring, AND BEGINS TO POUND THE MAT. The crowd really cheers now realizing that Gabriel in trouble. Gabriel rises AND ORTON JUMPS FOR THE RKO.......... BUT GABRIEL SHOVES HIM OFF! Orton stumbles foward and turns around RIGHT INTO A SPIN KICK TO THE FACE FROM GABRIEL! Down goes Orton! Gabriel is still exhausted and stumbles toward the ropes. Gabriel grabs the top rope and takes a second, BEFORE SPRINBOARDING OFF THE THIRD ROPE........ AND HITS A MOONSAULT!!! Gabriel hooks the leg!
No! Orton kicks out!
Gabriel exhaustedly puts two fingers up toward the official to see is it's true. The referee reassures Justin Gabriel that it 'twas not a three count. Orton is still down as Gabriel rises to his feet and realizes what he must do. The Werewolf points to the corner and the crowd cheers knowing what he must do next. Gabriel leaps to the very top rope, and gets his balence, and LEAPS THROUGH THE AIR........ AND HITS THE 450 SPLASH!!
DIRECTLY ON THE KNEES OF ORTON!!!! Gabriel lands hard! Orton rolls onto his stomach and begin to pound the mat! ORTON JUMPS................. AND KITS THE RKO!!!!!! Hooks the leg!
After the match, Orton has his hand held up by the ref and waits for Gabriel to rise to his feet. Gabriel does slowly, holding his head as he rises to his feet. Orton then extends his hand! Gabriel shakes the hand (rather cautiously), and Orton shakes back! It is by no means a long hand shake, but it is a show of respect nonetheless. Gabriel heads to the back as Orton continues to celebrate.
**CLOSE YOUR EYES**
The crowd goes crazy as here comes the World Champion Christian running down the ramp! Orton exits the ring and meets Christian at the bottom of the ramp and the two begin brawling! Every ref in the back runs down and pulls the two apart as the crowd chant, "Let them fight!" Christian is taken to the back as Orton tries to go after him, but a wall of refs hold them back.
Randy Orton and Christian are tearing Smackdown apart!
I don't know how much longer Teddy Long can hold them apart!
Well stay tuned ta' Smackdown, 'cause still ta' come, ma boy Sheamus goes one-on-one wit' Wade Barrett, and the winner will qualify for a Championship Scramble Four Way match at Night of Champions!
Tony Chimmel introduces Slater. Suddenly, Slater takes the mic out of Chimmel's hand.
I'm Heath Slater.... and I'ma One Man Southern Rock Band..... BABAY!!
The crowd really boos Slater.
For too long, I've been held back by guys tryin' to ride ma' coattails to the top, hopin' that some of my talent or musical ability or my sexual appeal would rub off on them. Guys like the Nexus and the Corre, all begged Heath Slater to come join, but all those guys did was weigh down the Slater Train! Now, like Ozzy and Black Sabbath, like Michael and the Jackson 5, like Justin and N'Sync, I'm ready to branch out!
Slater is getting a lot of heat now, mostly from comparing himself to three of the biggest names in music (or maybe there are more N'Sync fans out there than we thought). Slater hears these boos and lets out a laugh that one can only call a cross of a southern hick and Goofy.
Oh and I hear all you boo birds out there, but like I say: Slater haters gonna' Slater hate! Yeah buddy, WOOO!
Let me tell ya' sumtin' 'bout this Slater, kid! I don't know wat' it is, but deres' sumtin about 'im I jus' don' like! He just kinda rubs me da' wrong way!
The crowd gives a loud reaction for the masked sensation Sin Cara. Sin Cara points at Slater and then leaps on his trampoline into the ring. The lights go blue and gold, and here we go.
Sin Cara vs. Heath Slater
Basically a glorified squash match. Slater has Sin Cara in a hammerlock. Cara floats up, grabs Slater's head and hits a snapmare. Slater quickly gets to his feet, Slater runs at Sin Cara and gets hit with a dropkick! Slater rolls out of the ring holding his chest. Sin Cara launches himself over the top rope with a CORKSCREW PLANCHA!! The crowd cheers as Sin Cara raises his hands in the air. Cara sends Slater back into the ring and gets on the ring apron, turns, AND HITS A (sloppt) SPRINGBOARD HURRICANRANA!!
Slater gets up extremely frustrated, and runs at Sin Cara desperately, blindly throwing about three clothesline all that Sin Cara easily avoids with cartwheels and rolls. Slater suddenly stops and yells at the referee, "I can't see with these lights man! How you supposed to wrassle' like this!" Suddenly, in Sin Cara runs in and hits with a RUNNING FRANKENSTEINER!! Slater goes flying! Slater rises by the ropes. Cara hits two elbows then Irish whips Slater across the ring....... But Slater counters and sends Cara into the ropes. On the rebound Slater tries for a sidewalk slam...... BUT SIN CARA COUNTERS INTO LA MISTICA!!! Slater's in trouble!
Backstage, Teddy Long is (AGAIN!) in his office and he is already talking to (arguing with) Cody Rhodes as Ted just stands there in support of Cody.
Listen Teddy, I'm the very best superstar you have. I HAVE to be in that Four Way Scramble Match!
Well Cody, I would... consider it, but you are already the Intercontinental Champion, playa'.
That's what's so great about it! Imagine! Cody Rhodes, Intercontinental AND World Heavyweight Champion! I'd be undeniably the biggest superstar in all of the WWE! Not only that, but I'd be exclusive...... to Teddy Long's Friday Night Smackdown!
Long is obviously intrigued.
Alright then, Cody Rhodes you will have a qualifying match next week.....
Cody and Ted smile.
Against Randy Orton!
The crowd goes wild as Cody's face turns rather grim.
Heat fills the Cow Palace as Wade Barrett enters wearing his long, black coat. Barrett throws down the coat and heads toward the ring. Barrett has a smirk on his face.
We come back from break to find Barrett still in the ring, awaiting the arrival of his opponent.
"IT'S A SHAMEFUL THING.."
**WRITTEN IN YOUR FACE**
The crowd pops loud as Sheamus comes through the curtain. Sheamus thumps his chest and yells as he makes his way toward the ring.
Here comes "The Celtic Warrior" but Matt, Sheamus can't be at one hundred percent.
That's for sure Josh, take a look at this!
A replay is shown of the match between Sheamus and Mark Henry at Summerslam:
Both men are on the outside brawling. Henry suddenly GORES SHEAMUS RIGHT THROUGH THE BARRICADE!!! We see the amazing maneuver a few more times.
We cut back to see Sheamus in the ring. Sheamus takes off his shirt to reveal that his ribs are taped up.
Night Of Champions Scramble Qualifying Match
Sheamus vs. Wade Barrett
Pretty good long main event here. Both men despritely want in on that 4-Way Championship Scramble match. Barrett tosses Sheamus onto the ring apron, grabs his hea, and begins to KNEE SHEAMUS IN THE HEAD! Barrett does this 5 times before the ref forces him to stop. Sheamus is groggy on the apron as Barrett hits the opposite ropes AND GETS HIT WITH A LAUNCHING SHOULDER BLOCK FROM SHEAMUS! Barrett crawls to the corner and Sheamus goes on the attack. Sheamus nails Barrett with a couple of stiff headbutts in the corner. Barrett goes down and rolls onto the apron where Sheamus pulls him up to his feet and begins to pound down on his chest and the crowd counts along. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10! The "Bare Knuckle Brawler's" chest begins to redden. Sheamus then hits the opposit ropes......AND KNOCKS BARRETT OFF THE APRON AND CHEST FIRST ON THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!!
Sheamus goes tot he outside and slams Barrett's head off of the announce table! Barrett stumbles toward ring announcer and timekeeper, and Sheamus follows with a big grin on his face. Sheamus grabs Barrett by the wrist as the ref yells at Sheamus to "get it back in the ring!". Sheamus pulls Barrett by the wrist before IRISH WHIPPING BARRETT TOWARD THE STEEL STAIRS....... BUR BARRETT COUNTERS AND SENDS SHEAMUS CAREENING INTO THE STEPS!!!!
A loud bang of Sheamus' knees and the steps getting knocked from their perch insights an "ooooh" from the crowd and a smirk from Wade Barrett. Barrett rolls into the ring to break the count as the ref warns him to stay in the ring. Of course, as soon as he ref turns around, Barrett rolls to the outside. Barrett approaches the still hurt Sheamus (The ref, upon seeing Barrett yells, "Hey whataya doin'!". You know instead of punishing Barrett.) Barrett picks up his opponent and THROWS HIM HEAD FIRST INTO THE RING POST! Barrett then throws Sheamus into the ring, rolls in himself, and covers!
Barrett begins to pound on Sheamus' back with clummy blows. Barrett then lifts Sheamus off the mat, and throws him into the corner and nails three shoulder thrusts. Sheamsu fals down in the corner into a sitting position. Barrett backs up to the opposite corner and raises his hand to the jeers of the crowd. Barrett then runs towar the sitting Sheamus....... AND HITS THE RUNNING KNEE TOT HE FACE!!! Barrett pulls Sheamus away from the ropes and hooks the leg!
Barrett briefly glances at the ref angrily, then goes right back to work on Sheamus with hard punches to the skull. Barrett then stands up and takes a second to both rest and assess the current situation. Barrett then exits the ring, goes to the ring apron, and ascends to the top rope! Barrett raises his arm on the top rope to heat. BARRETT LEAPS OFF THE TOP WITH AN ELBOW DROP............ BUT SHEAMUS MOVES!! BARRETT HITS THE MAT HARD! With both men down; the referee begins his count. At about 7, Sheamus rises to his feet using the ropes. Barrett rises to his feet as wellm and Sheamus runs in an hits his running axe handle known as the War Sword! Barrett rises by the ropes, where Sheamus Irish whips him in...... but Barrett reverses and sends Sheamus off the ropes. Barrett bends down to catch Sheamus...... BUT SHEAMUS GETS HIM IN A POWERBOMB POSITION, LOOKING FOR THE HIGH CROSS!! Sheamus goes to lift him up....... BUT WADE BACKDROPS SHEAMUS OUT OF IT!! Sheamus gets up, turns around, RIGHT INTO A BIG BOOT BY WADE BARRETT!!! Wade covers!
Barrett slaps the mat and holds up three fingers toward the ref. Barrett settles himself down and CALLS FOR WASTELAND. The crowd boos as Sheamus slowly rises to his feet and BARRETT SCOOPS SHEAMUS UP ON HIS SHOULDERS....... BUT SHEAMUS ELBOWS BARRETT IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!! Sheamus slips off the back of Barrett, who turns around to see SHEAMUS RUNNING AT HIM WITH THE BROGUE KICK........................... BUT BARRETT DUCKS! Sheamus turns and runs back toward Barrett AND GETS CAUGHT WITH THE WINDS OF CHANGE SIDE SLAM!!! Hook of the leg!
Now Barrett is really mad. He's getting right in the ref's face as the crowd comes out of thier seats, due to the "The Celtic Warrior's" tenacity. Sheamus begins to rise to his feet holding his ribs. Barrett sees this and hits the ropes for a CLOTHESLINE....... BUT GETS CAUGHT WITH AN IRISH CURSE BACKBREAKER!!! Sheamus takes a second as he's obviously hurting before going for the pin!
Now it's Sheamus' turn to be shocked. Sheamus takes a second and nurtures his ribs before realizing what he must do. Sheamus picks up the rising Wade Barrett and gets him IN POSITISON FOR THE HIGH CROSS! SHEAMUS GETS BARRETT UP...... BUT HE SLIPS OUT THE BACK! Barrett then hooks Sheamus up for a pump handle slam, Barrett lifts Sheamus up...... But Sheamus slips off the back. Barrett turns.....
We may have many questions concerning the World Heavyweight Title picture, but one thing we know for sure is that Sheamus is going to be in the Championship Scramble match! Good night, ladies and gentlemen!
The final image for Smackdown is Sheamus standing strong as we